Famous People Born in 1886

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 237

  • Jan 2nd Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
  • Jan 2nd Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938)
  • Jan 2nd Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
  • Jan 3rd Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • Jan 3rd John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • Jan 3rd Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award actress (Harvey)
  • Jan 8th Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
  • Jan 10th Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
  • Jan 11th George Zucco, England, actor (Adv of Sherlock Holmes, Capt Fury)
  • Jan 13th Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
  • Jan 14th Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • Jan 17th Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
  • Jan 17th Ronald Firbank, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England
  • Jan 18th Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
  • Jan 18th Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 21st Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • Jan 22nd John Joseph Becker, composer
  • Jan 24th Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • Jan 25th Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
  • Jan 26th Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • Jan 28th Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 28th Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 31st Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
  • Feb 2nd Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • Feb 3rd Erwin Kroll, composer
  • Feb 8th Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12th Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
  • Feb 12th Michel Brusselmans, composer
  • Feb 14th Theodor Werner, German painter
  • Feb 16th Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
  • Feb 16th Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • Feb 19th George Luther Foote, composer
  • Feb 20th Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • Feb 22nd Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • Feb 23rd Albert Edward Sammons, composer
  • Feb 23rd Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
  • Feb 27th Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
  • Feb 28th Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)
  • Feb 28th Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
  • Mar 1st Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
  • Mar 2nd Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • Mar 3rd James Friskin, composer
  • Mar 3rd Reginald Owen Morris, composer
  • Mar 3rd Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • Mar 4th Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
  • Mar 5th Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • Mar 5th Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • Mar 7th Raymond Largay, Wisc, actor (April in Variety Girl), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 8th Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
  • Mar 8th Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
  • Mar 13th Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist
  • Mar 13th John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
  • Mar 14th Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
  • Mar 17th Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
  • Mar 18th Edward Everett Horton, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 18th Kurt Koffka, Germany, Gestalt psychologist
  • Mar 18th Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
  • Mar 24th Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 24th Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • Mar 25th Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26th Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 27th Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
  • Mar 27th Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
  • Mar 28th Jaroslav Novotny, composer
  • Mar 29th Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer
  • Mar 30th Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician
  • Apr 1st Casimir von Paszthory, composer
  • Apr 1st Wallace Beery, actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Apr 5th Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
  • Apr 6th Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
  • Apr 7th Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Apr 8th Margaret A Barnes, writer

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Apr 8th Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), born in Lelant, Cornwall (d. 1966)

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Apr 10th Val Paul, American actor and director, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 13th Ethel Leginska, composer
  • Apr 14th Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
  • Apr 14th Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
  • Apr 15th Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • Apr 16th Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
  • Apr 16th Jekabs Graubins, composer
  • Apr 16th Konstantin Mostras, composer
  • Apr 17th Otto Lederer, Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer)
  • Apr 21st Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 24th Kurt Pinthus, writer
  • Apr 24th R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)
  • Apr 26th Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)
  • Apr 26th Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
  • Apr 28th Erich Salomon, German photographer
  • Apr 30th Frank Merrik, composer
  • May 2nd Gottfried Benn, writer
  • May 3rd Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
  • May 5th Manuel Borguno, composer
  • May 8th Jef van Hoof, composer
  • May 9th Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • May 10th Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
  • May 10th Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • May 10th Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • May 12th Albert Saverys, Flemish painter
  • May 12th Hermann Grabner, composer
  • May 12th Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)
  • May 13th Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
  • May 17th Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • May 18th Ole Windingstad, composer
  • May 24th Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
  • May 25th Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
  • May 25th Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • May 26th Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer/silent actor (Mamie, Swanee)
  • May 28th Nicolai Sokoloff, near Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Seattle Symph)
  • May 28th Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
  • May 30th Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)
  • Jun 1st Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
  • Jun 6th Paul Dudley White, heart specialist
  • Jun 7th Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
  • Jun 9th Kusaku Yamada, composer
  • Jun 10th Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
  • Jun 11th David Steinman, bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 11th Lillian Fontaine, Reading England, actress (Suddenly it's Spring)
  • Jun 15th Charles Wood, composer

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Jun 18th George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), born in Mobberley, CEngland (d. 1924)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 18th Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
  • Jun 19th Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer/writer (Hiawatha's Song)
  • Jun 24th George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • Jun 25th Henry "Hap" Arnold, commanding general, US Army Air Force (WW II)
  • Jun 26th Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes)
  • Jun 27th Charles Macartney, cricketer (Governor-General)
  • Jun 28th Joe Cox, cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England)
  • Jun 29th George Frederick Boyle, composer
  • Jun 29th James Van Der Zee, Lenox Ma, African American photographer
  • Jun 29th Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician (Artus Quellin)
  • Jun 29th Robert Schuman, French premier
  • Jul 3rd Raymond A Spruance, US admiral/fleet commander/ambassador
  • Jul 4th Heinrich Kaminski, composer
  • Jul 5th Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
  • Jul 5th Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (PvdA, 1948-58)/Indonesia (AOW)
  • Jul 5th Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • Jul 10th John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine
  • Jul 11th Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • Jul 12th Jean Hersholt, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Men in White, Aryan)
  • Jul 23rd Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
  • Jul 23rd John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
  • Jul 23rd Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
  • Jul 23rd Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • Jul 24th Junichiro Tanizaki, Japan, writer (Snow Dusting)
  • Jul 26th Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
  • Jul 27th Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
  • Jul 30th Johan Algot Haquinius, composer
  • Jul 31st Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure (d. 1931)
  • Jul 31st Constant Permeke, Flemish painter and statues artist (Sow)
  • Aug 1st Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher/founder (System Keesing)
  • Aug 2nd John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator (d. 1961)
  • Aug 5th Oscar Espla, composer
  • Aug 6th Edward Ballantine, composer
  • Aug 7th Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
  • Aug 8th Daniel Ruyneman, composer
  • Aug 8th Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
  • Aug 10th Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
  • Aug 12th Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  • Aug 13th Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
  • Aug 15th Bill Whitty, cricketer (Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12)
  • Aug 19th Robert Heger, composer
  • Aug 20th Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
  • Aug 23rd Gottfried Rudinger, composer
  • Aug 24th William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships
  • Aug 27th Eric Coates, Hucknall Nottinghamshire England, viola player/composer
  • Aug 27th Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, born in Harrow, England (d. 1979)
  • Sep 1st Othmar Schoeck, composer
  • Sep 4th Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
  • Sep 8th Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • Sep 10th Hilda Doolittle, US, poetess (imagisten)
  • Sep 13th Alain LeRoy Locke, African American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”
  • Sep 14th Jan Garrique Masaryk, Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35)
  • Sep 20th Charles Walter Stansby Williams, songwriter
  • Sep 21st Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99
  • Sep 24th James Burke, actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 25th Jesus Guridi, composer
  • Sep 25th John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
  • Oct 1st Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author
  • Oct 2nd Pieter "Pierre" Balledux, stage manager/Dutch resistance fighter
  • Oct 3rd Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
  • Oct 4th Luis Alberni, Spain, actor (Topaze)
  • Oct 5th Carter DeHaven, (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Oct 6th Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • Oct 7th Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • Oct 9th Frank Newburg, actor (Homemaker)
  • Oct 9th Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
  • Oct 12th Karl Dane, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Son of the Sheik)
  • Oct 16th Armin T Wegner, writer

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Oct 16th David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 55)

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 17th Spring Byington, Colo Springs, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride)
  • Oct 22nd Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24th Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)
  • Oct 26th Gustav Hermann Unger, composer
  • Oct 26th Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
  • Oct 28th Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician
  • Oct 30th Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • Nov 1st Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  • Nov 2nd Philip Merivale, Rehutia India, actor (Nothing But Trouble)
  • Nov 2nd Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
  • Nov 4th Ian Wolfe, Canton Ill, actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors)
  • Nov 7th Aaron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist)