Famous People Born in 1881

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 210

  • Jan 1 Carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)
  • Jan 1 Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
  • Jan 4 Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
  • Jan 5 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer
  • Jan 8 Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
  • Jan 9 Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)
  • Jan 9 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
  • Jan 9 Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904)
  • Jan 13 Essington Lewis, Australian industrialist (d. 1961)
  • Jan 17 Alfred Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1955)
  • Jan 17 Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (d. 1941)
  • Jan 18 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]
  • Jan 25 Emil Ludwig, German biographer (Diana, Son of Man)
  • Jan 25 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer
  • Jan 31 Irving Langmuir, inventor (tungsten filament lamp/Nobel 1932)
  • Jan 31 Joseph A Cushman, US, palaentologist
  • Jan 31 Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina/choreographer, born in St Petersburg, (d. 1931)
  • Feb 1 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer
  • Feb 2 Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Feb 4 Kliment J Woroshilov, marshal/president USSR (1953-60)
  • Feb 4 Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
  • Feb 5 Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
  • Feb 6 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1949)
  • Feb 13 Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)
  • Feb 14 Otto Selz, German psychologist
  • Feb 14 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)
  • Feb 16 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
  • Feb 19 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
  • Feb 19 Evert Gorter, founder of Dutch medical child care
  • Feb 19 Paul Zech, German writer, born in Briesen, Western Prussia (d. 1946)
  • Feb 20 Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
  • Feb 21 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • Feb 22 Joseph B. Ely, American politician (d. 1956)
  • Feb 23 Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher
  • Feb 25 William Foster, Mass, Communist Presidential candidate (1924,28,32)
  • Feb 27 Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
  • Feb 27 Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
  • Mar 4 Todor Aleksandrov, 19th century Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1924)
  • Mar 4 Maude Fealy, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Mar 4 Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)
  • Mar 4 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)
  • Mar 9 Enver Pasja, Turkish general/politician
  • Mar 9 Ernest Bevin, British minister of Labour/Foreign affairs
  • Mar 10 Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (d. 1951)
  • Mar 12 Daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee)
  • Mar 12 Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
  • Mar 13 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer
  • Mar 17 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
  • Mar 17 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • Mar 18 Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)
  • Mar 18 Paul Le Flem, composer
  • Mar 21 Hermann Sandby, composer
  • Mar 23 Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
  • Mar 23 Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
  • Mar 25 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Mar 25 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/writer (Assault!)
  • Mar 25 Mary Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)
  • Mar 26 Guccio Gucci, Italian founder of Gucci fashion house, born in Florence (d. 1953)
  • Apr 3 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53)
  • Apr 3 Margaret MJ "Daisy" Ashford, English author (Young Sisters)
  • Apr 4 Charles Earle Funk, American lexicographer (Funk & Wagnalls) (d. 1957)
  • Apr 8 Fernand Lamy, composer
  • Apr 11 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer
  • Apr 14 Anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater)
  • Apr 16 Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)
  • Apr 17 Anton Wildgans, writer
  • Apr 18 Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart)
  • Apr 18 Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter
  • Apr 20 Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)
  • Apr 20 Sem Dresden, composer/conductor
  • Apr 20 Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer
  • Apr 21 Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist (Rocks of Oran)
  • Apr 22 Alexander Kerensky, Simbirsk, Russian PM (1917)
  • Apr 23 Claude Carter, South African slow lefty cricketer (1912-22)
  • Apr 25 Hans Windisch, German new testament expert
  • May 1 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist
  • May 4 Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917-Prelude to Bolshevism)
  • May 11 Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
  • May 11 Pascual Rogatis, composer
  • May 11 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • May 11 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
  • May 13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer
  • May 14 Ed Walsh, American baseball pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)
  • May 14 G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (d. 1950)
  • May 18 Georgi Atanasov, composer

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May 19 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, born in Salonica, Ottoman Empire (d. 1938)

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • May 20 Wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)
  • May 24 Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer
  • May 27 Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer
  • May 29 Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer
  • May 30 Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (d. 1968)
  • Jun 1 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • Jun 3 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (d. 1964)
  • Jun 4 Clara Blandick, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer)
  • Jun 4 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (d. 1962)
  • Jun 8 Prospero Bisquertt, composer
  • Jun 12 Juan de Hernandez, composer

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Jun 17 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, born in Hanover, Ontario (d. 1955)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Jun 18 Eduard C "Edo" Fimmen, Dutch labor leader
  • Jun 26 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, born in Slutsk, Belarus (d. 1960)
  • Jun 29 Harry Frazee, American baseball team owner (d. 1929)
  • Jun 29 Curt Sachs, German musicologist (d. 1959)
  • Jul 1 Piet[er] L Kramer, architect (Amsterdam School)
  • Jul 2 Royal H. Weller, American politician (d. 1929)
  • Jul 3 Leon Errol, Australian actor (Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!)
  • Jul 4 Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier (d. 1968)
  • Jul 5 Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal
  • Jul 6 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Quadriga, Pumpernickel)
  • Jul 9 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Jul 12 Ludwig Rubiner, writer [or June 12]
  • Jul 18 Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
  • Jul 19 Adriaan J Zoetmulder, Dutch writer/directer (Eindhovens Dagblad)
  • Jul 19 Friedrich J H Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist)
  • Jul 20 Leon de Smet, Flemish painter
  • Jul 26 Alexander J Kropholler, architect

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Jul 27 Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • Jul 30 Smedley Butler, American Marine general (d. 1940)
  • Aug 1 Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer
  • Aug 2 Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
  • Aug 2 Stanislaw Kazuro, composer

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Aug 5 Hugh S. Johnson, American head of the National Recovery Administration and member of FDR's Brain Trust, born in Fort Scott, Kansas (d. 1942)

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Hugh S. Johnson

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Aug 6 Alexander Fleming, bacteriologist (penicillin; Nobel 1954), born in London, England (d. 1955)

  • Aug 6 Leo Carrillo, actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 6 Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (d. 1972)
  • Aug 8 Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)
  • Aug 10 Albrecht M Sprenger, landbuilder
  • Aug 12 Vaclav Vackar, composer

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Aug 12 Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments), born in Ashfield, Massachusetts (d. 1959)

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • Aug 13 Jacqueline [Pierrette] R van Stuwe, [Eline v S], Dutch author
  • Aug 14 Francis Ford, American actor (d. 1953)
  • Aug 15 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (d. 1956)
  • Aug 18 Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer
  • Aug 19 Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
  • Aug 20 Edgar Albert Guest, poet/newspaperman, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 23 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 28 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim (d. 1955)
  • Aug 29 Edvin Kallstenius, composer
  • Aug 29 Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)
  • Sep 5 Otto Bauer, Austrian social-democrat
  • Sep 6 Charlie Dell, American actor (Pickle in the Middle), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 7 Constantly WL Scheurleer, Dutch archaeologist/banker/art expert
  • Sep 8 Harry Hillman, American athlete (d. 1945)
  • Sep 11 Asta Nielsen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Joyless Street)
  • Sep 12 Daniel Jones, England phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary)
  • Sep 15 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1947)
  • Sep 16 Clive Bell, English art critic (d. 1964)
  • Sep 17 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (d. 1955)
  • Sep 20 Walter Kingsford, Redhill England, actor (My Favorite Blonde)
  • Sep 25 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
  • Sep 26 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 1966)
  • Sep 27 Ernest Samuel Williams, composer
  • Sep 27 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist/singer/actress
  • Sep 27 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, born in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • Sep 28 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • Sep 28 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Mexican Hayride, Before I Hang), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 29 Ludwig von Mises, Austrian Economist
  • Oct 1 Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer
  • Oct 1 William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft co (Boeing)
  • Oct 2 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, born in Mulhouse (d. 1951)
  • Oct 3 Ludomir Michal Rogowski, composer
  • Oct 4 [Heinrich A H] Walther von Brauchitsch, German fieldmarshal
  • Oct 5 Otto V Kuusinen, Fin/Rus communist President of Karelo-Finnish SR (1940-56)
  • Oct 7 Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (d. 1918)
  • Oct 11 Stark Young, US critic/writer (So Red the Rose)
  • Oct 11 Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal theorist (d. 1973)
  • Oct 12 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer
  • Oct 12 William Nigh, American director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), born in Berlin Wisconsin (d. 1955)
  • Oct 13 George Bacovia, [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer/painter
  • Oct 15 P. G. Wodehouse, British-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), born in Guilford (d. 1975)
  • Oct 22 Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • Oct 24 Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer

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Oct 25 Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain (d. 1973)

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Oct 26 Margaret Wycherly, actress (Keeper of the Flame), born in London, England
  • Oct 28 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (d. 1969)
  • Oct 28 Vin Coutie, Australian footballer
  • Oct 30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), born in Glonn, Bavaria (d. 1920)
  • Oct 30 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)
  • Nov 1 Edward Van Sloan, American actor (d. 1964)
  • Nov 4 Gena Branscombe, composer
  • Nov 4 Milton Rosmer, Southport England, director (Murder in the Red Barn)
  • Nov 5 George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (d. 1961)
  • Nov 8 Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 8 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe, born in Paris, France
  • Nov 12 Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (d. 1948)
  • Nov 12 Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)
  • Nov 15 Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 16 Joel H. Hildebrand, Camden New Jersey, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures
  • Nov 17 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh Dutch/MP
  • Nov 18 Percy Lesueur, hockey player/inventor (large goalie glove)
  • Nov 24 Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)

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Nov 25 Pope John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli], 261st Pope (1958-63), born in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1963)

  • Nov 25 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • Nov 28 Stefan Zweig, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Dec 4 Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)
  • Dec 8 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)
  • Dec 14 Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (d. 1956)
  • Dec 15 James Schneider, NY, actor (Keystone Kops)
  • Dec 17 Aubrey Faulkner, cricketer (great South African all-rounder early 20th cent)
  • Dec 17 Johannes CB "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter