Famous People Born in 1879

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 221

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Jan 1st E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 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)
  • 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 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, born in Pocking, bavaria (d. 1958)
  • 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)

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Mar 14th Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), born in Ulm, German Empire (d. 1955)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Mar 15th Gerrit J Heering, Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)

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Mar 18th Cluny MacPherson, Canadian doctor and inventor of the gas mask, born in St. John's, Newfoundland (d. 1966)

  • 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
  • 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 23rd Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), born in Heidelberg (d. 1941)
  • Apr 26th Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
  • Apr 28th Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher
  • Apr 28th Franz Arnold, German writer, born in Znin, Prussia (d. 1960)
  • 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)

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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)
  • Sep 25th Luis da Costa, composer
  • Sep 25th Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963)
  • Sep 26th Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)
  • Sep 27th Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)
  • Sep 27th Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician (d. 1934)
  • Sep 28th Benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery)
  • Sep 29th Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer
  • Sep 30th Ernst Isler, composer
  • Sep 30th Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Viola d'amour)
  • Oct 2nd Wallace Stevens, poet (Ideas of Order), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 4th Edward Murray East, Du Quoin Illinois, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn
  • Oct 5th Halfdan Cleve, composer
  • Oct 5th John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • Oct 7th Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
  • Oct 7th Joseph Bovet, composer
  • Oct 13th Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie)
  • Oct 15th Jane Darwell, [Patti Woodward], Palmyra MO, actress (Huckleberry Finn)
  • Oct 15th Sara Allgood, actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 18th Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer
  • Oct 21st Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer
  • Oct 25th Jean Rogister, composer
  • Oct 25th Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • Oct 28th Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer
  • Oct 28th Channing H. Cox, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Oct 29th Franz JHMM von Papen, German diplomat/chancellor (1932)
  • Oct 29th Alva B. Adams, American politician (d. 1941)
  • Oct 30th Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England
  • Nov 1st Pal Teleki-von Szek, geographer/premier Hungary (1920-21, 39-41)
  • Nov 2nd Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer (Prince Regent)
  • Nov 3rd Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canada, Arctic explorer/ethnologist

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Nov 4th Will Rogers, Oologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist and actor (Judge Priest), (d. 1935)

Humorist Will Rogers
Will Rogers
  • Nov 6th Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician
  • Nov 7th Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher/glass painter

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Nov 7th Leon Trotsky[Leib Bronstein], Bronshtein, Russian Empire, Russian revolutionary and Theorist [OS 26-10-1879], (d. 1940)

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Nov 8th King Baggot I, director (Tumbleweeds), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 9th Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (d. 1931)
  • Nov 10th Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, US, poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven)
  • Nov 10th Patrick Pearse, Irish political activist (d. 1916)
  • Nov 13th Maurice Delage, composer
  • Nov 14th Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer
  • Nov 15th Lewis Stone, Worcester Mass, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
  • Nov 17th Gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar
  • Nov 19th Karel van den Oever, Flemish author/poet (Geuzenstad)
  • Nov 20th Franz Pfemfert, writer
  • Nov 23rd Andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)
  • Nov 27th Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer
  • Nov 29th Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • Dec 4th Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer
  • Dec 5th Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)