Famous People Born in 1886

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 236

  • Jan 2 Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
  • Jan 2 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (Lady Helen's Escapade), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • Jan 2 Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
  • Jan 3 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • Jan 3 John G Fletcher, American poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • Jan 3 Josephine Hull, American Academy award actress (Harvey), born in Newtonville, Massachusetts (d. 1957)
  • Jan 8 Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
  • Jan 10 Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
  • Jan 11 George Zucco, England, actor (Adv of Sherlock Holmes, Capt Fury)
  • Jan 13 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
  • Jan 14 Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • Jan 17 Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
  • Jan 17 Ronald Firbank, British novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England (d. 1926)
  • Jan 18 Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
  • Jan 18 Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 21 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • Jan 22 John Joseph Becker, composer
  • Jan 24 Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • Jan 25 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
  • Jan 26 Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • Jan 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 31 Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
  • Feb 2 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • Feb 3 Erwin Kroll, German composer, born in German Eylau (d. 1976)
  • Feb 8 Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
  • Feb 12 Michel Brusselmans, composer
  • Feb 14 Theodor Werner, German painter
  • Feb 16 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
  • Feb 16 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • Feb 19 George Luther Foote, composer
  • Feb 20 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • Feb 22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • Feb 23 Albert Edward Sammons, composer
  • Feb 23 Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
  • Feb 27 Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
  • Feb 28 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter and author (Madrid Escenas)
  • Feb 28 Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
  • Mar 1 Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
  • Mar 2 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • Mar 3 James Friskin, composer
  • Mar 3 Reginald Owen Morris, composer
  • Mar 3 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • Mar 4 Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
  • Mar 5 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • Mar 5 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • Mar 7 Raymond Largay, Wisc, actor (April in Variety Girl), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 8 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
  • Mar 8 Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
  • Mar 13 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist

  • Mar 13 John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
  • Mar 14 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
  • Mar 17 Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
  • Mar 18 Edward Everett Horton, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 18 Kurt Koffka, German Gestalt psychologist
  • Mar 18 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
  • Mar 24 Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 24 Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • Mar 25 Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26 Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 27 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
  • Mar 27 Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
  • Mar 28 Jaroslav Novotny, composer
  • Mar 29 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer
  • Mar 30 Stanislaw Lesniewski, Polish logician/mathematician
  • Apr 1 Casimir von Paszthory, composer

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Apr 1 Wallace Beery, actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri

  • Apr 5 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
  • Apr 6 Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
  • Apr 7 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Apr 8 Margaret A Barnes, writer

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

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Apr 10 Val Paul, American actor and director, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 13 Ethel Leginska, composer
  • Apr 14 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
  • Apr 14 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
  • Apr 15 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • Apr 16 Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
  • Apr 16 Jekabs Graubins, composer
  • Apr 16 Konstantin Mostras, composer
  • Apr 17 Otto Lederer, Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer)
  • Apr 21 Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • Apr 24 R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)
  • Apr 26 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)
  • Apr 26 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
  • Apr 28 Erich Salomon, German photographer
  • Apr 30 Frank Merrik, composer
  • May 2 Gottfried Benn, writer
  • May 3 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
  • May 5 Manuel Borguno, composer
  • May 8 Jef van Hoof, composer
  • May 9 Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • May 10 Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
  • May 10 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • May 10 Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • May 12 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter
  • May 12 Hermann Grabner, composer
  • May 12 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)
  • May 13 Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
  • May 17 Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • May 18 Ole Windingstad, composer
  • May 24 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
  • May 25 Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
  • May 25 Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • May 26 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • May 28 Nicolai Sokoloff, near conductor (Seattle Symph), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • May 28 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
  • May 30 Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)
  • Jun 1 Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
  • Jun 6 Paul Dudley White, American heart specialist, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • Jun 7 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
  • Jun 9 Kusaku Yamada, composer
  • Jun 10 Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
  • Jun 11 David Steinman, American bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 11 Lillian Fontaine, British actress (Suddenly it's Spring), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • Jun 15 Charles Wood, composer

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

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 18 Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
  • Jun 19 Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer/writer (Hiawatha's Song)
  • Jun 24 George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • Jun 25 Henry "Hap" Arnold, commanding general, US Army Air Force (WWII)
  • Jun 26 Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes), born (d. 1957)
  • Jun 27 Charles Macartney, cricketer (Governor-General)
  • Jun 28 Joe Cox, cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England)
  • Jun 29 George Frederick Boyle, composer
  • Jun 29 James Van Der Zee, Lenox Ma, African American photographer
  • Jun 29 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician (Artus Quellin)
  • Jun 29 Robert Schuman, French premier
  • Jul 3 Raymond A Spruance, US admiral/fleet commander/ambassador
  • Jul 4 Heinrich Kaminski, composer
  • Jul 5 Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
  • Jul 5 Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (PvdA, 1948-58)/Indonesia (AOW)
  • Jul 5 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • Jul 10 John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine
  • Jul 11 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • Jul 12 Jean Hersholt, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Men in White, Aryan)
  • Jul 23 Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
  • Jul 23 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
  • Jul 23 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
  • Jul 23 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • Jul 24 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Snow Dusting), born in Nihonbashi, Tokyo (d. 1965)
  • Jul 26 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • Jul 27 Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
  • Jul 30 Johan Algot Haquinius, composer
  • Jul 31 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1931)
  • Jul 31 Constant Permeke, Flemish painter and statues artist (Sow), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Aug 1 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher/founder (System Keesing)
  • Aug 2 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator (d. 1961)
  • Aug 5 Óscar Esplá Spanish composer, born in Alicante, Spain (d. 1976)
  • Aug 6 Edward Ballantine, composer
  • Aug 7 Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
  • Aug 8 Daniel Ruyneman, composer
  • Aug 8 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
  • Aug 10 Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
  • Aug 12 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  • Aug 13 Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
  • Aug 15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • Aug 19 Robert Heger, composer
  • Aug 20 Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
  • Aug 23 Gottfried Rudinger, composer
  • Aug 24 William Francis Gibbs, American naval architect, designed Liberty ships, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Aug 27 Eric Coates, Hucknall Nottinghamshire England, viola player/composer
  • Aug 27 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, born in Harrow, England (d. 1979)
  • Sep 1 Othmar Schoeck, composer
  • Sep 4 Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
  • Sep 8 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • Sep 10 Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (imagisten)
  • Sep 13 Alain LeRoy Locke, African American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”
  • Sep 14 Jan Garrique Masaryk, Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35)
  • Sep 20 Charles Walter Stansby Williams, songwriter
  • Sep 21 Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99
  • Sep 24 James Burke, American actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Sep 25 Jesus Guridi, composer
  • Sep 25 John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
  • Oct 1 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author
  • Oct 2 Pieter "Pierre" Balledux, stage manager/Dutch resistance fighter
  • Oct 3 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
  • Oct 4 Luis Alberni, Spanish actor (Topaze)
  • Oct 5 Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Oct 6 Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • Oct 7 Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • Oct 9 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Oct 9 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • Oct 12 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (Son of the Sheik), born in Copenhagen (d. 1934)
  • Oct 16 Armin T Wegner, writer

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Oct 16 David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 1955), born in Płonsk, Poland (d. 1973)

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 17 Spring Byington, American actress (December Bride), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • Oct 22 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)
  • Oct 26 Gustav Hermann Unger, composer
  • Oct 26 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
  • Oct 28 Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician
  • Oct 30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • Nov 1 Hermann Broch, Austrian novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  • Nov 2 Philip Merivale, Rehutia India, actor (Nothing But Trouble)
  • Nov 2 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
  • Nov 7 Aaron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist)
  • Nov 7 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]