Famous People Born in 1889

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 240

  • Jan 1 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 1 Charles Bickford, actor (John-The Virginian), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 1 Tadeusz Jarecki, composer
  • Jan 1 Tom Dugan, actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 2 Walter Baldwin, Ohio, actor (Gay Amigo)
  • Jan 4 Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (Abandoned Child)
  • Jan 5 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]
  • Jan 6 Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
  • Jan 8 Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)
  • Jan 11 Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (d. 1938)
  • Jan 14 Vincenzo Davico, composer
  • Jan 19 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • Jan 20 Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)
  • Jan 21 Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
  • Jan 21 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
  • Jan 22 Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
  • Jan 23 Franklin Pangborn, actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jan 23 Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)
  • Jan 25 Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • Jan 27 Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
  • Jan 29 Francisco Santiago, composer
  • Jan 29 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
  • Jan 30 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)
  • Jan 31 F R Foster, cricketer (330 runs & 45 wickets for England)
  • Feb 1 Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
  • Feb 3 Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'arc)
  • Feb 3 Risto Ryti, Finnish premier/president
  • Feb 4 Walter Catlett, actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 5 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
  • Feb 5 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's)
  • Feb 5 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
  • Feb 6 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter
  • Feb 6 Siegfried Kracauer, writer
  • Feb 7 Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)
  • Feb 10 Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)
  • Feb 11 John Mills, dancer (Mills Brothers)
  • Feb 11 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer
  • Feb 17 H[aroldson] L Hunt, Texas oil multi-millionaire
  • Feb 18 Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
  • Feb 19 Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
  • Feb 20 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
  • Feb 21 Felix Aylmer, actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan)
  • Feb 22 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain)
  • Feb 22 Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
  • Feb 23 Cyril Delevanti, England, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis, Black Eye)
  • Feb 23 Frederik M baron of Asbeck, Dutch lawyer (League of Nations)

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Feb 23 Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone with the Wind"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • Feb 23 Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
  • Feb 25 Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator (d. 1982)
  • Feb 28 Victor Sutherland, Paducah KY, actor (Captive City)
  • Mar 1 Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (d. 1960)
  • Mar 3 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • Mar 4 Pearl White, [Victoria], US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline)
  • Mar 4 Oscar Chisini, Italian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • Mar 4 Oren E. Long, 10th Territorial Governor of Hawai'i (d. 1965)
  • Mar 5 Frits Slomp, [Frits de Rover], Dutch vicar/resistance fighter
  • Mar 8 Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business)
  • Mar 12 Philip Guedalla, historian
  • Mar 12 Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)
  • Mar 16 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
  • Mar 18 F Rijkens, oldest living person in Netherlands
  • Mar 19 Manoel II, last king of Portugal (1908-10)
  • Mar 24 Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
  • Mar 26 Vaclav Kapral, composer
  • Mar 27 Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, Turkish writer/diplomat
  • Mar 29 Howard Lindsay, playwright/actor/dir (State of Union), born in Waterford, New York

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Mar 29 Warner Baxter, actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid), born in Columbus, Ohio

  • Apr 3 Grigoras Dinicu, composer
  • Apr 6 Barry Macollum, actor (The Trouble with Harry), born in Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Apr 6 Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga], poet (Noebel Prize 1945) and diplomat, born in Vicuña, Chile (d. 1957)
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)
  • Apr 9 Efrem Zimbalist, Rostov on Don Russia, composer/violinist
  • Apr 11 Nick LaRocca, US jazz coronetist/composer (Tiger Rag) (d. 1961)
  • Apr 13 Herbert Osborne Yardley, American cryptographer (d. 1958)

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Apr 14 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), born in London (d. 1975)

  • Apr 14 Efim D Bogoljubov, Russian chess player
  • Apr 14 James Stephenson, actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew)
  • Apr 15 Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union)
  • Apr 15 Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri, painter/muralist (Lonesome Road)
  • Apr 16 Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England
  • Apr 18 Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter
  • Apr 18 John Kilbane, US, featherweight boxing champ (1912-23)
  • Apr 19 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)

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Apr 20 Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45), born in Gasthof zum Pommer, Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Apr 20 Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish-born businessman and social activist (d. 1996)
  • Apr 21 Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • Apr 22 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • Apr 22 Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator (d. 1945, by suicide)
  • Apr 23 Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher
  • Apr 24 [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing (1942-45)
  • Apr 24 Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (d. 1924)
  • Apr 25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (1944)
  • Apr 26 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)
  • Apr 28 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, premier/dictator Portugal (1932-68)
  • Apr 28 Bryant Washburn, actor (Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 28 Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear admiral
  • Apr 30 Acario Cotapos, composer
  • Apr 30 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer
  • May 4 Francis J Spellman, US Cardinal
  • May 5 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)
  • May 6 Arthur Morison, typographer
  • May 10 Mae Murray, Portsmouth, Virginia, American silent screen actress (d. 1965)
  • May 12 Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank
  • May 15 Bessie Hillman, founder (Almalgamated Clothing Workers of America)
  • May 16 Joan Collette, Dutch (male) painter (New Church, Delft)
  • May 17 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel)
  • May 18 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), born Fljótsdalur, Iceland (d. 1975)
  • May 18 Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)
  • May 20 Felix Arndt, American composer, born in New York City (d. 1918)
  • May 20 Margery Allingham, detective story writer
  • May 20 William Lawther, union leader
  • May 23 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • May 23 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
  • May 25 Gilardo Gilardi, composer

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May 25 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1972)

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky
  • May 25 Sverre Jordan, composer
  • May 31 Athene Seyler, actress (Make Mine Mink), born in London, England
  • Jun 8 Joseph L Hromadka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957)
  • Jun 10 Cliff Clark, actor (Kid Glove Killer, Golden Hoofs, Vigilante Hideout)
  • Jun 11 Wesley Ruggles, actor/producer/director (Keystone Kops)
  • Jun 14 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/palaeontologist
  • Jun 18 Paul Joostens, Flemish painter
  • Jun 19 Enrico Celio, president (Switzerland)
  • Jun 20 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)
  • Jun 21 Ralph Craig, American athlete (d. 1972)
  • Jun 23 Anna Akhmatova, Bolshoy Fontan near Odessa. Russian poet (d. 1966)
  • Jun 25 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, born in Madisonville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Margriet M C Baers, Flemish philosopher
  • Jun 27 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor
  • Jun 27 Moroni Olsen, Ogden UT, actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White)
  • Jun 28 Frank Mayo, silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters)
  • Jun 29 Willie MacFarlane, Scottish golfer (d. 1961)
  • Jul 2 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor/director/writer (A Mother)
  • Jul 5 Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)
  • Jul 8 Eugene Pallette, Winfield KS, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro)
  • Jul 9 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
  • Jul 10 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Go West, Distant Drums), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 Alfred E Green, Perris CA, director (Copacabana, Jolson Story)
  • Jul 13 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)
  • Jul 15 Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 16 Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)

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Jul 17 Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Jul 20 John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, 1st dir-gen BBC (1927-38)
  • Jul 22 Frederick Preston Search, composer
  • Jul 29 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, born in Oberkrüchten (d. 1963)
  • Jul 30 Vladimir K Zworykin, USSR, electronics engineer/inventor, father of TV
  • Jul 31 Donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche)
  • Aug 1 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 1957)
  • Aug 1 Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect)
  • Aug 5 Conrad P Aiken, US, Pulitzer poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
  • Aug 6 George Kenney, American Air Force General (d. 1977)
  • Aug 6 John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)
  • Aug 8 Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
  • Aug 10 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)
  • Aug 10 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic-gold-1912)
  • Aug 10 Charles Darrow, Inventor (d. 1967)
  • Aug 12 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
  • Aug 13 Camillien Houde, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
  • Aug 19 Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese
  • Aug 20 Witold Friemann, composer
  • Aug 23 A Lichtenstein, writer
  • Aug 24 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
  • Aug 30 Edward Ciannelli, Ischia Italy, actor (You Can't Escape Forever)
  • Aug 31 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
  • Sep 1 Richard Arlen, American actor (d. 1976)
  • Sep 3 Cecil Weston, South Africa, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn)
  • Sep 7 Albert Plesman, aviation pioneer/founder/director (KLM)
  • Sep 7 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man)
  • Sep 8 Robert A Taft, (Sen-R-Ohio, Taft-Hartley Act)
  • Sep 10 Vilem Petrzelka, composer
  • Sep 13 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), born in Occitanie (d. 1960)
  • Sep 15 Robert Benchley, humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press)
  • Sep 18 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (d. 1970)
  • Sep 19 Ernest Truex, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 19 Sarah Delany, author/teacher
  • Sep 20 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (d. 1975)
  • Sep 21 Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist
  • Sep 22 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)

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Sep 23 Walter Lippmann, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion), born in NYC, New York

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • Sep 25 George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist
  • Sep 25 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930)
  • Sep 26 Martin Heidegger, Germany, Existentialist (Being & Time)
  • Sep 28 Carlos I King of Portugal, Lisbon (1889-1908)
  • Sep 28 D P "Dad" Carter, baritone (Chuck Wagon Gang)
  • Sep 28 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, Dutch violinist/actor (Hippie)
  • Sep 28 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • Oct 3 Carl von Ossietzky, Germany, journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1935)
  • Oct 4 John B Kelly, Olympic champion rower/father of Grace Kelly
  • Oct 5 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (d. 1936)
  • Oct 6 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • Oct 7 Clarence Muse, Balt MD, actor (Sam-Casablanca, Black Stallion)
  • Oct 8 C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)
  • Oct 10 Han [Henricus A] Van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger (Vermeer)
  • Oct 13 Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 14 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor
  • Oct 18 Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)
  • Oct 19 Uncle Art Satherly, entertainer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award)
  • Oct 20 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
  • Oct 25 Abel Gance, French film director (d. 1981)