Famous People Born in 1884

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 234

  • Jan 2nd Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
  • Jan 3rd Eli S Jones, US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road)
  • Jan 3rd Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer
  • Jan 10th James Philip Dunn, composer
  • Jan 12th Louis Horst, composer
  • Jan 12th Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)
  • Jan 13th Johannes Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie, novel from the Jordan)
  • Jan 13th Sophie Tucker, [Kalish], Russia, singer/last of red hot mammas
  • Jan 18th Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
  • Jan 19th Albert Louis Wolff, composer
  • Jan 20th A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)
  • Jan 21st Katie Sandwina, Germany, legendary woman weight-lifter
  • Jan 21st Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
  • Jan 23rd Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • Jan 25th Edward Kilenyi, composer
  • Jan 26th Edward Sapir, Germany, linguist/antropologist (indians)
  • Jan 26th Roy Chapman Andrews, US, scientist/explorer
  • Jan 28th Auguste Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist), twin brother of Jean Felix Piccard
  • Jan 28th Jean Felix Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist) twin brother of Auguste Piccard
  • Jan 28th Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, astronomer (chromosome of sun)
  • Jan 29th Juhan Aavic, composer
  • Jan 31st Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 31st Theodor Heuss, 1st President of Germany (Bundespräsident) (d. 1963)
  • Feb 1st Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
  • Feb 2nd Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
  • Feb 2nd S Z Sakall, Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca)
  • Feb 4th Julius Callewaert, Flemish dominican/bringing up children
  • Feb 4th Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • Feb 8th Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (d. 1953)
  • Feb 9th Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)
  • Feb 10th Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Phila)
  • Feb 10th Frederick Hawksworth, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1976)
  • Feb 12th Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist
  • Feb 12th Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
  • Feb 12th Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
  • Feb 13th Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (d. 1961)
  • Feb 14th Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (d. 1972)
  • Feb 14th Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
  • Feb 14th Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
  • Feb 16th Robert Flaherty, Father of documentary film (Nanook of North), born in Iron Mountain, Michegan (d. 1957)
  • Feb 17th Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940)
  • Feb 18th Burt Mustin, actor ("All in the Family", "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 18th Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
  • Feb 22nd Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
  • Feb 23rd Frank Cellier, Surbiton England, actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade)
  • Feb 23rd Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
  • Feb 26th Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
  • Feb 26th Dina Appeldoorn, composer
  • Feb 26th Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
  • Feb 29th Alfred Sendrey, composer
  • Mar 2nd Leon Jongen, composer
  • Mar 4th Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)

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Mar 6th Molla Mallory, Norwegian tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion), born in Mosvik, Norway (d. 1959)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • Mar 10th Stuart Holmes, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 11th Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer/actor (Beautiful Juliet)
  • Mar 11th Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
  • Mar 13th Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit)
  • Mar 13th Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)
  • Mar 13th Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926)
  • Mar 14th Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist
  • Mar 14th Winter Haynes Watts, composer
  • Mar 15th Rudolf Piskacek, composer
  • Mar 16th Harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires, Vanity Fair, Love In High Gear), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 17th Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
  • Mar 18th Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)
  • Mar 21st George D Birkhoff, US mathematician (Aesthetic measure)
  • Mar 23rd Glauco Velasquez, composer
  • Mar 24th Gino Marinuzzi, composer
  • Mar 24th Peter Debye, Holland, physical chemist (Nobel 1936)
  • Mar 25th Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (d. 1950)
  • Mar 26th Wilhelm Backhaus, Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905)
  • Mar 31st Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (d. 1946)
  • Apr 1st Laurette Taylor, [Helen LM Cooney], US actress (Broadway)
  • Apr 2nd Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))
  • Apr 3rd Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • Apr 4th Isoroku Yamamoto, Marshall Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese fleet (WWII), born in Nagaoka, Niigata (d. 1943)
  • Apr 6th Walter Huston, Tor, actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre)
  • Apr 7th Charles Dodd, English new testament authority
  • Apr 7th Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch politician/resistance fighter
  • Apr 9th Franco Vittadini, composer
  • Apr 12th Otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
  • Apr 12th Tenby Davies, Welsh world champion runner (d. 1932)
  • Apr 17th Leo Frank, American convict, hanged in 1915 by a lynch mob
  • Apr 18th Magda Janssens, Flemish/Neth actress/acting teacher (Maria Stuart)
  • Apr 20th Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)
  • Apr 22nd Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer
  • Apr 22nd John van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Died Sept 3, 1992)
  • Apr 26th Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)
  • Apr 27th Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], actor (Bluejackets)
  • Apr 30th Albert Israel Elkus, composer
  • May 1st Felipe Boero, composer
  • May 1st Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
  • May 2nd Francois de Vries, Dutch economist
  • May 5th Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35)

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May 8th Harry Truman, 33rd US President (D - 1945-53), born in Lamar, Missouri (d. 1972)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • May 19th Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer (Adriaan Brouwer) (or 5/10)
  • May 21st Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
  • May 22nd Alceo Toni, Italian composer, born in Lugo di Romagna (d. 1969)
  • May 23rd Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  • May 26th Charles Winninger, Athens Wisc, actor (Charlie Farrell Show)
  • May 27th Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafta, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • May 28th Edvard Benes, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48)
  • May 28th Theo(door) van Reijn, Dutch sculptor/lithographer
  • Jun 5th Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist
  • Jun 5th Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
  • Jun 7th Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/daily newspaper publisher (Last News)
  • Jun 9th Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
  • Jun 13th Anton Drexler, founder of the German Worker's Party (d. 1942)
  • Jun 13th Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)
  • Jun 13th Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
  • Jun 14th John McCormack, Irish/US singer (Irish folksongs)
  • Jun 15th Harry Langdon, Council Bluffs IA, comic/director (Strong Man)
  • Jun 17th Christina C Bakker-van Bosse, feminist/pacifist
  • Jun 18th Edouard Daladier, premier France (1933..40)
  • Jun 19th Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • Jun 21st Claude "Auk" Auchinleck, British fieldmarshal North-Africa
  • Jun 22nd James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
  • Jun 23rd Werner Krauss, Germany, actor (Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Joyless Street)
  • Jun 23rd Cyclone Taylor, ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • Jun 25th Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
  • Jun 27th Forrester Harvey, Ireland, actor (Tarzan, Chump at Oxford)
  • Jun 27th Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)
  • Jun 28th Lamina Sankoh, early Sierra Leonean nationalist (d. 1964)
  • Jun 30th Georges Duhamel, French author (d. 1966)
  • Jul 2nd Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
  • Jul 4th Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist
  • Jul 6th Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter/cartoonist
  • Jul 6th Harold Vanderbilt, NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge
  • Jul 6th Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (town hall Hilversum/Beehive Rotterdam)
  • Jul 7th Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)
  • Jul 12th Louis B. Mayer, Dymer, Ukraine, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM)
  • Jul 12th Amedeo Modigliani, Italy, painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)
  • Jul 12th Joseph Crehan, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 13th Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • Jul 13th John Francis Larchet, composer
  • Jul 14th Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jul 15th Enrique Soro Barriga, composer
  • Jul 16th Anna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (d. 1964)
  • Jul 18th Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
  • Jul 23rd Albert Warner, US producer (Warner Bros)
  • Jul 23rd Apolinary Szeluto, composer
  • Jul 23rd Emil Jannings, Germany, actor (Faust, Passion, Blue Angel)
  • Jul 24th Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33)

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Jul 25th Davidson Black, Canada, Paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy (identified Peking Man)

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • Jul 29th Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • Jul 29th Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
  • Jul 31st Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German Leipzig mayor and Nazi regime opponent (20th July Plot)
  • Aug 2nd Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
  • Aug 2nd Rómulo Gallegos, President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
  • Aug 3rd Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
  • Aug 4th Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)
  • Aug 7th Billie Burke [Mary William Ethelbert Appleton], American actress (The Wizard of Oz, Merrily We Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 8th Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
  • Aug 9th Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Genius against Violence)
  • Aug 10th Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
  • Aug 12th Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
  • Aug 13th Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 16th Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
  • Aug 16th Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)
  • Aug 16th Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (d. 1942)
  • Aug 23rd Will Cuppy, American humorist (d. 1949)
  • Aug 23rd Ogden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1927-1932 (d. 1937)
  • Aug 26th Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
  • Aug 27th Harry Antrim, actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 27th Vincent Auriol, president of France (1947-53)
  • Aug 29th Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, born in Biesenbrow, Brandenburg (d. 1966)
  • Aug 30th Theodor Svedberg, Sweden, chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926)
  • Aug 31st George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian
  • Sep 1st Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and filmdirector (d. 1947)
  • Sep 2nd Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, educator, taught reading through phonetics
  • Sep 6th Emerson Whithorne, composer
  • Sep 8th Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)
  • Sep 15th Floro Manuel Ugarte, composer
  • Sep 17th Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian/Justice of Curacao
  • Sep 17th Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Elmira NY, composer (White Peacock)
  • Sep 20th Piotr Rytel, composer

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Sep 20th Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher (d. 1947)

  • Sep 21st Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
  • Sep 22nd Minerva Urecal, CA, actress (Accent on Love, Crazy Knights)
  • Sep 24th Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • Sep 24th Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
  • Sep 25th Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, Dutch educationalist
  • Sep 26th J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)
  • Sep 29th Boris Asafiev, composer
  • Oct 5th Hendrik W Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian (CHU 1939-63)
  • Oct 6th Lloyd Spooner, US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
  • Oct 8th Walther von Reichenau, German military officer (d. 1942)
  • Oct 9th Helene Deutsch, [Rosenbach], psychoanalyst (Boston)
  • Oct 9th Martin Elmer Johnson, explorer/photographer
  • Oct 10th C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for S Afr in Australia 1910-11)
  • Oct 10th Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Bint)

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Oct 11th Eleanor Roosevelt, [Anna], New York, 1st lady (1933-1945)/crusader (Nobel 1931), (d. 1962)

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Oct 11th Friedrich C R Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel)
  • Oct 11th Robert Muller-Hartmann, composer
  • Oct 11th Sig Ruman, [Siegfried Rumann], Hamburg Germany
  • Oct 12th Godfrey Tearle, English/US actor (39 Steps)
  • Oct 14th Jimmy Conlin, actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Oct 15th Arch Hoxsey, pioneer aviator (d. 1910)
  • Oct 16th Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)
  • Oct 20th Thomas Chalmers, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage), born in NYC, New York