Famous People Born in 1880

  • Jan 1st Edie Martin, actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England
  • Jan 1st Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)
  • Jan 2nd Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
  • Jan 5th Nicolai Karlovich Medtner, composer
  • Jan 6th Tom Mix, Mix Run PA, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), (d. 1940)
  • Jan 6th Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer
  • Jan 10th Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
  • Jan 10th Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
  • Jan 10th Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director
  • Jan 10th Manuel Azaña y Diaz, PM/pres of 2nd Spanish republic (1936-39)
  • Jan 11th Rudolf T Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • Jan 17th Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
  • Jan 18th Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
  • Jan 20th Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)
  • Jan 24th Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)
  • Jan 25th Francis George Scott, composer

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

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Jan 28th Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WW I)
  • Jan 28th Mary Boland, Phila, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap)
  • Jan 29th W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], Phila, actor (Bank Dick)
  • Feb 1st Antonio Guarnieri, composer
  • Feb 1st Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer
  • Feb 3rd Arnoldus JH Aerts, bishop of Neth-Guinea (1920-42)
  • Feb 8th Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)
  • Feb 9th Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 10th Jesse G Vincent, Arkansas, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine
  • Feb 12th John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
  • Feb 14th Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
  • Feb 14th Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer
  • Feb 16th Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • Feb 17th Alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)
  • Feb 18th Eric De Lamarter, composer
  • Feb 19th Arthur Shepherd, composer
  • Feb 20th Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • Feb 21st Frank Orth, actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21st Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
  • Feb 22nd Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • Feb 23rd Edgar Istel, composer
  • Mar 1st Julian Myrick, promoter of junior tennis
  • Mar 1st Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
  • Mar 3rd Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • Mar 3rd Florence Auer, American actress (d. 1962)
  • Mar 4th Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
  • Mar 10th Michael Jacobs, boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 11th Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
  • Mar 12th House Peters, England, silent film actor (Kansas Territory)
  • Mar 12th Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
  • Mar 12th Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
  • Mar 14th Oscar (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actor/director (Pink Kate)
  • Mar 17th Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
  • Mar 17th Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • Mar 17th Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • Mar 21st Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real)
  • Mar 21st Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist
  • Mar 21st Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Mar 22nd Ernie Quigley, Canadian-American sports official (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23rd Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
  • Mar 26th Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
  • Mar 30th Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)
  • Apr 1st Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
  • Apr 8th Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
  • Apr 10th Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor), (d. 1965)
  • Apr 10th Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)
  • Apr 10th Mohammed Nadir Shah, Afghan king (d. 1933)
  • Apr 13th Charles Christie, Canadian film studio owner (d. 1955)
  • Apr 18th Sam Crawford, baseball player (d. 1968)
  • Apr 26th Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
  • May 1st Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
  • May 6th Baron W Edmund, Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal
  • May 12th Lincoln Ellsworth, led 1st transarctic, transantarctic flights
  • May 12th W Hupkes, engineer/director (Dutch Rail 1938)
  • May 14th Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • May 15th Otto Dibelius, German theologist/bishop (Confessional Church)
  • May 16th Julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)
  • May 19th Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)
  • May 21st Pablo Luna y Carne, composer
  • May 21st Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
  • May 25th Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist (d. 1967)
  • May 29th Oswald Spengler, Germany, philosopher (Decline of West)
  • Jun 6th William T Cosgrave, president Irish Free state
  • Jun 10th Margit Kaffka, writer

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Jun 11th 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 15th Mahlon Hamilton, VA, actor (Honky Tonk, High School Girl, Mississippi)
  • Jun 17th Carl Van Fight, US author/critic (Red, Nigger Heaven)
  • Jun 17th Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Jun 17th Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (d. 1964)
  • Jun 19th Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)
  • Jun 21st Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
  • Jun 21st Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)
  • Jun 26th Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)

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Jun 27th Helen Keller, American blind-deaf author and lecturer who had more sense than many, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1968)

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov 1st Alfred L Wegener, German meteorologist (continental shift)

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

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

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