Famous People Born in 1880

  • Jan 1 Edie Martin, actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England
  • Jan 1 Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)
  • Jan 2 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
  • Jan 5 Nicolai Karlovich Medtner, composer
  • Jan 6 Tom Mix, Mix Run PA, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), (d. 1940)
  • Jan 6 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer
  • Jan 10 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
  • Jan 10 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
  • Jan 10 Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director

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Jan 10 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1940)

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • Jan 11 Rudolf T Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • Jan 17 Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
  • Jan 18 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
  • Jan 20 Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)
  • Jan 24 Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)
  • Jan 25 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, born in Hawick, Roxburghshire (d. 1958)

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Jan 26 Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, US General (WW II), (d. 1964)

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Jan 28 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WW I)
  • Jan 28 Mary Boland, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 29 W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], actor (Bank Dick), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 1 Antonio Guarnieri, composer
  • Feb 1 Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer
  • Feb 3 Arnoldus JH Aerts, bishop of Neth-Guinea (1920-42)
  • Feb 8 Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)
  • Feb 9 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 10 Jesse G Vincent, Arkansas, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine
  • Feb 12 John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
  • Feb 14 Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
  • Feb 14 Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer
  • Feb 16 Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • Feb 17 Alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)
  • Feb 18 Eric De Lamarter, composer
  • Feb 19 Arthur Shepherd, composer
  • Feb 20 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • Feb 21 Frank Orth, actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
  • Feb 22 Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • Feb 23 Edgar Istel, German composer, born in Mainz (d. 1948)
  • Mar 1 Julian Myrick, promoter of junior tennis
  • Mar 1 Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
  • Mar 3 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • Mar 3 Florence Auer, American actress (d. 1962)
  • Mar 4 Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
  • Mar 10 Michael Jacobs, boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 11 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
  • Mar 12 House Peters, England, silent film actor (Kansas Territory)
  • Mar 12 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
  • Mar 12 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
  • Mar 14 Oscar (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actor/director (Pink Kate)
  • Mar 17 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
  • Mar 17 Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • Mar 17 Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • Mar 21 Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real)
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist
  • Mar 21 Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Mar 22 Ernie Quigley, Canadian-American sports official (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
  • Mar 26 Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
  • Mar 30 Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)
  • Apr 1 Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
  • Apr 8 Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
  • Apr 10 Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor), (d. 1965)
  • Apr 10 Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)
  • Apr 10 Mohammed Nadir Shah, Afghan king (d. 1933)
  • Apr 13 Charles Christie, Canadian film studio owner (d. 1955)
  • Apr 18 Sam Crawford, baseball player (d. 1968)
  • Apr 26 Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
  • May 1 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
  • May 6 Baron W Edmund, Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal
  • May 12 Lincoln Ellsworth, led 1st transarctic, transantarctic flights
  • May 12 W Hupkes, engineer/director (Dutch Rail 1938)
  • May 14 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • May 15 Otto Dibelius, German theologist/bishop (Confessional Church)
  • May 16 Julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)
  • May 19 Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)
  • May 21 Pablo Luna y Carne, composer
  • May 21 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
  • May 25 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist (d. 1967)
  • May 29 Oswald Spengler, Germany, philosopher (Decline of West)
  • Jun 6 William T Cosgrave, president Irish Free state
  • Jun 10 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)

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Jun 11 Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to US Congress (R-Montana), born in Missoula, Montana (d. 1973)

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • Jun 15 Mahlon Hamilton, VA, actor (Honky Tonk, High School Girl, Mississippi)
  • Jun 17 Carl Van Fight, US author/critic (Red, Nigger Heaven)
  • Jun 17 Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Jun 17 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (d. 1964)
  • Jun 19 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)
  • Jun 21 Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
  • Jun 21 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)
  • Jun 26 Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)

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Jun 27 Helen Keller, American blind-deaf author and lecturer, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1968)

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • Jun 29 Ludwig Beck, chef Germany general staff ("July 20th plot")
  • Jul 2 Albert Szirmai, composer
  • Jul 3 Carl Schuricht, composer
  • Jul 4 George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
  • Jul 4 Pat Rooney, vaudevillian/actor (Night Club)
  • Jul 5 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer and violinist, born in Michle (d. 1940)
  • Jul 12 Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • Jul 14 Donald Meek, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 18 Otto Vrieslander, composer
  • Jul 20 Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
  • Jul 21 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)
  • Jul 24 Ernest Bloch, Geneva Switzerland, composer (MacBeth)
  • Jul 24 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • Jul 26 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
  • Jul 27 Donald Crisp, Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana)
  • Jul 27 Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo
  • Jul 30 Robert Rutherford McCormick, US, editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
  • Jul 31 Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)
  • Aug 5 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
  • Aug 6 Hans Moser, Austrian actor (d. 1964)
  • Aug 7 Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)
  • Aug 8 Earle Page, Australian politician (d. 1961)
  • Aug 10 Clarence Cameron White, composer
  • Aug 10 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)
  • Aug 11 Frederick Jerome Work, composer
  • Aug 12 Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
  • Aug 12 Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
  • Aug 17 Leo Ascher, Austrian-born composer who moved to the US, born in Vienna (d. 1942)
  • Aug 17 Percy Sherwell, cricketer (great South African batsman-keeper-captain)
  • Aug 21 Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)
  • Aug 22 George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • Aug 22 Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • Aug 23 Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
  • Aug 24 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scottish baron/diplomat
  • Aug 25 Robert E Stolz, Austrian composer/conductor (...smaller guard)
  • Aug 26 Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
  • Aug 29 Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canada, lived past 117
  • Aug 31 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
  • Sep 4 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo)
  • Sep 6 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess)
  • Sep 7 Attilio Brugnoli, composer
  • Sep 7 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer
  • Sep 8 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber)
  • Sep 9 Viking Eggeling, Sweden, artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)

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Sep 12 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • Sep 14 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes)
  • Sep 14 Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)
  • Sep 14 Archie Hahn, American athlete (d. 1955)
  • Sep 16 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
  • Sep 20 Ildebrando Pizzetti, composer
  • Sep 20 Louise Peete, American murderess (d. 1947)
  • Sep 22 Asser B Kleerekoper, journalist/2nd-Member of parliament (SDAP)
  • Sep 22 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • Sep 23 John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
  • Sep 28 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
  • Oct 2 George Alexander Russell, composer
  • Oct 3 Warner Oland, Umea Sweden, actor (Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan)

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Oct 4 Damon Runyon, journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • Oct 6 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano
  • Oct 7 Jaime Pahissa, composer
  • Oct 8 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
  • Oct 12 Healey Willan, composer
  • Oct 12 Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)
  • Oct 13 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)
  • Oct 14 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)
  • Oct 22 Joe Carr, Ohio, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)
  • Oct 23 Una O'Connor, Belfast Ireland, actress (David Copperfield)
  • Oct 26 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
  • Oct 30 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)

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Nov 1 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • Nov 1 Grantland Rice, sportswriter (NY Her Trib 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37)
  • Nov 1 Karel Paul van der Mandele, financier/director (Rotterdamsche Bank)
  • Nov 1 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • Nov 2 John Foulds, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939
  • Nov 3 Edmond Barrett, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1908)
  • Nov 3 Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer
  • Nov 6 Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
  • Nov 6 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
  • Nov 9 Rudolph Karel, composer
  • Nov 10 Aart A van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange)
  • Nov 10 Jacob Epstein, sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel)
  • Nov 14 Eugene O'Brien, Boulder OH, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • Nov 16 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • Nov 20 George McBride, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • Nov 21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • Nov 25 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)
  • Nov 28 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]
  • Nov 28 Marinus van Meel, 1st Dutch aviator
  • Dec 3 Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Dec 5 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor
  • Dec 10 Fred Immler, German actor (d. 1965)
  • Dec 11 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
  • Dec 19 Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer
  • Dec 24 Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
  • Dec 28 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
  • Dec 29 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
  • Dec 30 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist/nephew of Albert Einstein

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Dec 31 George Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953), (d. 1959)

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Dec 31 Fred Beebe, American baseball player (d. 1957)