Famous Birthdays for Year 1879

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Birthdays 1 - 150 of 220

Jan 1st - E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)
Jan 1st - Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)
Jan 1st - Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)
Jan 1st - William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)
Jan 2nd - Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)
Jan 2nd - Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)
Jan 3rd - Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, US First Lady (1923-29)
Jan 5th - Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
Jan 7th - St Bernadette (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous), 1844(?), religious visionary
Jan 11th - Antonio Beltramelli, writer
Jan 12th - Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
Jan 15th - Ernest Thesiger, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul), born in London, England
Jan 15th - Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
Jan 18th - Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
Jan 19th - Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
Writer and Novelist E. M. ForsterWriter and Novelist E. M. Forster (Jan 1st) Jan 19th - Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
Jan 26th - Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)
Feb 1st - Sydney Baynes, composer
Feb 3rd - Charles Follis, 1st African American NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)
Feb 5th - Edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)
Feb 6th - Carl Ramsauer, professor of physics and a research physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Berlin, Germany
Feb 9th - Carl Natanael Berg, composer
Feb 9th - Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
Feb 10th - Franz Carl Bornschein, composer
Feb 11th - Jean Gilbert, composer
Feb 13th - Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
Feb 17th - Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)
Feb 23rd - Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
Feb 23rd - Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist
Feb 24th - Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
Feb 25th - Otakar Ostrcil, composer
Feb 26th - Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
Feb 27th - Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
Mar 4th - Bernhard Kellermann, writer
Mar 5th - Walter Long, actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol)
Mar 5th - Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
Mar 8th - M Lichnowsky, writer
Mar 8th - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)
Mar 11th - Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
Mar 11th - Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (Mar 14th) Mar 14th - Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity)
Mar 15th - Gerrit J Heering, Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)
Mar 18th - Cluny MacPherson, St. John's Newfoundland, Canadian doctor (inventor of the gas mask)
Mar 19th - Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Tobias Wunderlich)
Mar 20th - Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (d. 1960)
Mar 25th - Otakar Zich, composer
Mar 26th - Othmar Ammann, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1965)
Mar 27th - Edward Steichen, pioneered American photography
Mar 27th - Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)
Mar 30th - Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
Apr 4th - Gabriel Groulez, composer
Apr 9th - Gerald Festus Kelly, artist
Doctor Cluny MacPhersonDoctor Cluny MacPherson (Mar 18th) Apr 11th - Leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (entrance Rotterdam Zoo)
Apr 12th - Frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children's book week
Apr 13th - Edward Bruce, Director art projects (d. 1943)
Apr 14th - James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
Apr 15th - Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)
Apr 19th - Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)
Apr 20th - Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)
Apr 20th - Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)
Apr 21st - Kartini, Indonesian national figure (d. 1904)
Apr 26th - Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
Apr 28th - Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher
Apr 28th - Franz Arnold, writer
Apr 29th - Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
May 2nd - James F. Byrnes, American statesman, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1972)
May 3rd - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (d. 1950)
May 5th - Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)
May 6th - Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist
May 6th - Bedrich Hrozny, Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
May 10th - Symon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
May 17th - Simon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (d. 1926)
May 19th - Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor
May 22nd - Eastwood Lane, composer
May 22nd - Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer
May 22nd - Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)
May 22nd - Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)
May 23rd - Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
May 24th - H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's and founder (d. 1956)
May 25th - W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
May 27th - Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance)
May 27th - Hans Lammers, German SS officer (d. 1962)
May 28th - Milutin Milankovic, Yugoslavian astronomer/meteorologist
May 30th - Colin Blythe, cricketer (outstanding English slow lefty pre-WW I)
May 31st - Mark Hambourg, composer
Jun 2nd - Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)
Jun 3rd - Pieter J A Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer
Jun 3rd - Raymond Pearl, American biologist (d. 1940)
Jun 4th - Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1964)
Jun 5th - Adolf Wiklund, composer
Jun 5th - Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)
Jun 5th - René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
Jun 6th - L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect
Jun 7th - Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish pole explorer (Thule)
Jun 7th - Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer (d. 1963)
Jun 9th - Dudley Digges, Irish actor
Jun 9th - Oscar Back, Austrian-Dutch viola player
Jun 10th - Benjamin Lambord, composer
Jun 11th - Roger Bresnahan, baseball player (d. 1944)
Jun 13th - George Gunn, cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30)
Jun 13th - Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar
Jun 16th - Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Novel Law)
Jun 16th - Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees the boy)
Jun 21st - Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist/illustrator (Candide)
Jun 22nd - Thibaudeau Rinfret, jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
Jun 23rd - William Ewart Berry, 1st viscount Camrose/English nobleman
Jun 24th - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer
Jun 28th - Sigurd von Koch, composer
Jun 30th - Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Brooklyn, New York
Jul 1st - Leon Jouhaux, France, socialist/co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951)
Jul 3rd - Philippe Gaubert, composer
Jul 3rd - Alfred Korzybski, Polish linguist (d. 1950)
Jul 5th - Wanda Landowska, Warsaw Poland, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne)
Jul 5th - Dwight Filley Davis, US Sect of War/donated tennis' Davis Cup
Jul 5th - Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Tonhalle Orchestra)
Jul 7th - Jacob Weinberg, composer
Jul 9th - Friedrich Adler, Austria social-democrat/murderer of premier Storgkh
Jul 9th - Ottorino Respighi, Bologna Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
Jul 9th - Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (d. 1934)
Jul 10th - Harry Nicholls Holmes, Penn, Dr (crystallized vitamin A)
Jul 19th - Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director (KNMI)
Jul 22nd - Gustaf Heintze, composer
Jul 27th - Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza)
Jul 27th - Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1960)
Aug 6th - Joseph Wirth, German politician (Stalin Peace Prize)
Aug 7th - J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07)
Aug 8th - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
Aug 8th - Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
Aug 13th - John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
Aug 15th - Ethel Barrymore, American classic film & stage actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 18th - Aleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
Aug 21st - Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)
Aug 23rd - Alfreds Kalnins, composer
Aug 24th - Rentaro Taki, composer
Aug 29th - Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher
Aug 31st - Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)
Aug 31st - Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
Aug 31st - Alma Mahler, wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel (d. 1964)
Sep 2nd - An Jung-geun, Korean nationalist and assassin of Itō Hirobumi (d. 1910)
Sep 6th - Neal Rev Dodd, Iowa, actor (You Belong to Me)
Sep 6th - Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), born in Berlin (d. 1936)
Sep 7th - Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, Dutch actor (Haddock Mary)
Sep 12th - Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter
Sep 12th - H de Bie, Dutch lawyer (children's law)
Nurse Margaret SangerNurse Margaret Sanger (Sep 14th) Sep 14th - Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent
Sep 15th - Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1939)
Sep 17th - Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)
Sep 17th - Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian Social Reformer (d. 1973)
Sep 20th - Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer
Sep 20th - Victor Seastrom, Silbodal Sweden, director (Wind, Under the Red Robe)

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