Famous People Born in 1883

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 233

  • Jan 1 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
  • Jan 1 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, Dutch actor (3 Drops of Water)/theater director

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Jan 3 Clement Attlee, British Prime Minister (L-1945-51), born in Putney, London (d. 1967)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Jan 4 Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)
  • Jan 4 Max Eastman, American critic/essayist and editor of The Masses (d. 1969)
  • Jan 6 Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
  • Jan 7 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WWII)
  • Jan 8 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
  • Jan 8 Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • Jan 8 Patrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
  • Jan 10 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]
  • Jan 10 Florence Reed, American silent film actress (Dancing Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Jan 10 Francis X Bushman, Norfolk VA, silent film actor (Ben Hur)
  • Jan 19 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • Jan 20 Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
  • Jan 21 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet
  • Jan 21 Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician (d. 1964)
  • Jan 24 Estelle Winwood [Goodwin], British actress (The Misfits, The Producers, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Lee, Kent, England (d. 1984)
  • Feb 1 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)
  • Feb 2 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
  • Feb 2 S Z Sakall, Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), born in Budapest Hungary (d. 1955)
  • Feb 3 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter
  • Feb 3 Clarence Mulford, Ill, western writer (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • Feb 7 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist
  • Feb 8 Joseph A Schumpeter, Austria/US economist/minister of finance
  • Feb 11 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
  • Feb 12 Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera)
  • Feb 13 Bainbridge Crist, composer
  • Feb 13 Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player/manager
  • Feb 15 Sax Rohmer (real name Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward), English author of Dr Fu Manchu novels (d. 1959)
  • Feb 16 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)
  • Feb 18 Tom Walls, Kingsthorpe England, actor/producer (Undercover)
  • Feb 20 Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
  • Feb 21 J M M "Mick" Commaille, cricketer (dual South African cricket/soccer rep)
  • Feb 22 Alfred Wikenhauser, German RC exegetist (John-Apokalyps)
  • Feb 22 Jaroslav Kocian, composer
  • Feb 22 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), born in Avondale, Cincinnati (d. 1940)
  • Feb 23 Karl Jaspers, Oldenburg Germany, existentialist philosopher
  • Feb 25 Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
  • Feb 26 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)
  • Mar 1 Thomas Shelvin, college footballer great (Yale)
  • Mar 3 Cyril Burt, educational psychologist (d. 1971)
  • Mar 4 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
  • Mar 5 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
  • Mar 7 Carl Deis, composer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 7 Marion Lord, American actress (Broadway), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1942)
  • Mar 8 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer
  • Mar 9 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • Mar 12 Judge Jackson, composer
  • Mar 12 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1959)
  • Mar 13 Enrico Toselli, composer

  • Mar 14 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • Mar 16 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
  • Mar 17 Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • Mar 19 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer
  • Mar 19 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China)
  • Mar 20 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1883)
  • Mar 20 Karl Hasse, German composer, born in Dohna (d. 1960)
  • Mar 21 Jules van Nuffel, composer
  • Mar 23 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
  • Mar 24 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist and bishop (Liberal Catholic Church), born in London (d. 1951)
  • Mar 27 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), born in Doubravice nad Svitavou (d. 1976)
  • Mar 27 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
  • Mar 28 William H Harris, composer
  • Mar 29 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Micromanometric analysis)
  • Mar 30 Jo Davidson, American sculptor (Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman)
  • Apr 1 Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor
  • Apr 1 Lon Chaney, actor, "man of 1000 faces" (High Noon, Phantom of Opera, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1930)
  • Apr 6 Mien Labberton, Dutch poetress
  • Apr 7 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • Apr 8 R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
  • Apr 9 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, born in Como (d. 1965)
  • Apr 11 Leonard Mudie, England, actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence)
  • Apr 12 Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award)
  • Apr 12 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Balmain, New South Wales (d. 1959)
  • Apr 13 Alexander Alexandrov, composer
  • Apr 13 Demjan Bednyi, Russian writer and satirist, born in Hubivka, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • Apr 15 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
  • Apr 17 Hermann Darewsky, composer

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Apr 19 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, born in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian Empire (d. 1954)

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Apr 19 Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)
  • Apr 24 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
  • Apr 25 Elsa Maxwell, writer (Jack Paar Show), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • Apr 27 Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter
  • Apr 30 David John de Lloyd, composer
  • May 5 Charles Bender, only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame
  • May 5 Leopold Samuel, composer
  • May 5 Petar Konjovic, composer
  • May 5 Archibald Wavell, British general (d. 1950)
  • May 6 Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher/author [or May 9]
  • May 7 Gino Roncaglia, composer
  • May 7 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Church Jesus Christ)
  • May 13 Henk JFM Sneevliet, leader RSAP/editor Spartacus (Dutch-Indies)
  • May 13 Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (d. 1962)
  • May 14 Jan Olieslagers, Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil)
  • May 14 Julian Eltinge, Mass, vaudeville star/greatest female impersonator
  • May 15 Stanley Marchant, English composer, born in London (d. 1949)
  • May 18 Walter Gropius, architect (Bauhaus school of design), born in Berlin, Germany
  • May 19 Henricus WJM Keuls, Dutch lawyer/poet (Dancing Lamp)
  • May 20 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher
  • May 23 Douglas Fairbanks, actor (The Mark of Zorro/3 Musketeers/Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 26 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • May 28 George Dyson, composer
  • May 28 Luigi Perrachio, composer
  • May 28 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian activist (d. 1966)
  • May 28 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
  • May 29 William Beatton Moonie, composer
  • May 30 Riccardo Zandonai, composer
  • May 31 Lauri Kristian Relander, 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)
  • Jun 2 Bokke R S Pollema, Dutch Frisian journalist/author (Lock of Hair)

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Jun 5 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1946)

  • Jun 7 Sylvanus Morley, U.S. archaeologist and spy (d. 1948)
  • Jun 11 Frank O King, Cashton Wisc, cartoonist (Gasoline Alley)
  • Jun 14 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian bible expert
  • Jun 17 Alexandre Cellier, composer
  • Jun 20 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer
  • Jun 20 Jules Verstraete, [Julien G the Graef], actor (Driestuiversopera)
  • Jun 20 Leah Baird, American actress (Lady Gangster), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Jun 21 Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement) (d. 1958)
  • Jun 22 José Rolón, Mexican composer, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco (d. 1945)

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Jun 28 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), born in Châteldon, France (d. 1945)

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • Jul 1 Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
  • Jul 3 Alfred Korzybski, Polish scientist (Science & Sanity)

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Jul 3 Franz Kafka, Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • Jul 3 Moses Leverock Crossley, US bio-chemist
  • Jul 4 Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]
  • Jul 4 Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer

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Jul 4 Rube Goldberg, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948, born in San Francisco, California

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Jul 7 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, born in Vehkakoski (d. 1918)
  • Jul 10 Johann Blaskowitz, German general
  • Jul 10 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • Jul 13 [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Potasch & Perlemoer)
  • Jul 14 Alexandru Zirra, composer
  • Jul 17 Bart de Ligt, anti militarist theologist (Acting Peace)
  • Jul 17 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Erotikon)
  • Jul 19 Max Fleischer, Austrian animator and film producer (d. 1972)
  • Jul 23 Alan Francis Brooke, 1st viscount Alanbrooke fieldmarshal [or Jul 4]
  • Jul 25 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)

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Jul 29 Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), born in Predappio, Forlì, Italy (d. 1945)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jul 29 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • Jul 29 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
  • Jul 31 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1965)
  • Aug 6 Francesco Santoliquido, composer
  • Aug 6 Scott Nearing, US sociologist/pacifist/author (The Good Life)
  • Aug 7 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1934)
  • Aug 9 George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)
  • Aug 10 Carlos Lavin, composer
  • Aug 11 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1914)
  • Aug 12 Jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)
  • Aug 12 Pauline Frederick, American actress (Thank You, Mr. Moto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • Aug 14 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist known for his pioneering work in the physiology of development, especially fertilization and cell division, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1941)
  • Aug 15 Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor and architect, born in Vrpolje, Croatia (d. 1962)

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Aug 19 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), born in Saumur, France (d. 1971)

Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel
  • Aug 19 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
  • Aug 19 Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Aug 19 Leonid Kulik, Tartu Estonia, Russian Minerologist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history
  • Aug 23 Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, American army officer, born in Fort Walla Walla, Washington (d. 1953)
  • Aug 28 E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), born in Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1940)
  • Aug 30 Theo Van Doesburg, [Christian EM Kupper], painter/architect (Style)
  • Sep 1 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
  • Sep 2 Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, "The Red Archduchess" (d. 1963)
  • Sep 5 Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • Sep 10 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
  • Sep 11 Grogorij J Zinovjev, [Gerson Radomyslski], Russian
  • Sep 14 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (Die Lade Jahwes)
  • Sep 15 Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950)
  • Sep 16 T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
  • Sep 17 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer
  • Sep 17 William Carlos Williams, American poet
  • Sep 18 Lord Berners, [Gerald Tyrwhitt], England, composer (1st Childhood)
  • Sep 20 John G van Dillen, historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists)
  • Sep 20 Maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator
  • Sep 22 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer
  • Sep 30 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist (St John's Gospel)
  • Sep 30 Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (d. 1945)
  • Oct 5 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer
  • Oct 8 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), born in Freiburg, Baden, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Oct 8 Dick Burnett, American musician (Man of Constant Sorrow), born in Monticello, Kentucky (d. 1977)
  • Oct 11 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 14 Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor)
  • Oct 16 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (The Exorcist), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1973)
  • Oct 17 A S Neill, British headmaster (Summerhill)
  • Oct 22 Adolf A Joffe, Russian revolutionary/writer (Brest-Litovsk)
  • Oct 22 Viktor Jacobi, composer
  • Oct 26 Napoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(d. 1970)
  • Oct 26 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
  • Oct 29 Dirk Verbeek, Dutch actor/director (Hofstad Stage)
  • Oct 31 Marie Laurencin, French painter (d. 1956)
  • Nov 2 Frico Kafenda, composer
  • Nov 2 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
  • Nov 3 Enny Peace [Maria Magdalena Müller], Dutch actress and wife of Eduard Verkade, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1919)
  • Nov 6 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director
  • Nov 7 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, Newport New Va, TV preacher
  • Nov 8 Arnold Bax, English composer (Farewell My Youth), born in London (d. 1953)
  • Nov 8 Ethel Clayton, American actress (Hotel Continental), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Edna May Oliver [Nutter], American actress (Little Women) born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1942)
  • Nov 10 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer
  • Nov 11 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Nov 14 Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek premier (1945, 50, 51-52)
  • Nov 16 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)