Famous People Born in 1890

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  • Jan 1 Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jan 1 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 4 Alfred G Jodl, German Wehrmacht general/chief of staff
  • Jan 4 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
  • Jan 5 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Bank Dick), dies, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 7 Henny Porten, silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • Jan 7 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • Jan 8 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
  • Jan 9 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • Jan 9 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • Jan 10 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Ernest Milton, actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 10 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • Jan 11 Monte Blue, American silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • Jan 11 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)
  • Jan 11 Max Carey, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • Jan 12 Mordecai W Johnson, educator
  • Jan 13 Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1945)
  • Jan 15 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • Jan 16 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Bacon, actor (Charlie Chaplin), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 22 Fred M Vinson, Ky, 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)
  • Jan 22 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)
  • Jan 28 Robert Stroud, American convict, "Birdman of Alcatraz", born in Seattle Washington (d. 1963)
  • Jan 29 Marguerite Canal, composer
  • Jan 31 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
  • Feb 2 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • Feb 3 Charles [Andy] Correll, Peoria Ill, actor (Calvin & Colonel)
  • Feb 8 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism
  • Feb 9 Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)

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Feb 10 Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Feb 10 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage)
  • Feb 10 Fanny Kaplan, failed assassin of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1918)
  • Feb 11 John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
  • Feb 11 David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
  • Feb 14 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
  • Feb 15 Robert Ley, Nazi politician. Committed suicide 1945.
  • Feb 16 Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer
  • Feb 18 Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 18 Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • Feb 24 Antonio Massana, composer
  • Feb 24 Marjorie Main, [Tomlinson], Action Ind, actress (Another Thin Man)
  • Feb 25 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • Feb 28 Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)

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Feb 28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • Mar 1 Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Zonnestral)
  • Mar 3 Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
  • Mar 6 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
  • Mar 8 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher
  • Mar 9 Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Soviet foreign minister (UN)
  • Mar 11 Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
  • Mar 12 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour
  • Mar 12 Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb 28]
  • Mar 12 William Dudley Pelley, American leader of the Silver Legion (d. 1965)
  • Mar 13 Michael Taube, composer
  • Mar 13 Fritz Busch, German conductor (d. 1951)
  • Mar 16 Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
  • Mar 17 Harold Morris, composer
  • Mar 18 Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
  • Mar 20 Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony)
  • Mar 25 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)
  • Mar 26 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
  • Mar 28 Paul Whiteman, orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 29 Harold Spencer Jones, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London, England
  • Mar 31 William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • Apr 5 Fie Carelsen, Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen)
  • Apr 6 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer
  • Apr 6 Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer (Eindecker monoplanes, Fokker Triplane)
  • Apr 7 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • Apr 11 Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)
  • Apr 17 Art Acord, Glenwood Sevier UT, western actor (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists)
  • Apr 18 James Rennie, actor (Lash, Little Damozel), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 19 Lou Bandy, [Lodewijk F Dieben], revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
  • Apr 20 Maurice Duplessis, premier of Québec, known as "Le Chef" (d. 1959)
  • Apr 23 Donald Nichols Tweedy, composer
  • Apr 23 Marcel L'Herbier, French director/screenwriter (El Dorado)
  • Apr 26 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)
  • May 2 E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), (d. 1965)
  • May 3 B. Traven, (German?) writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) whose real identity is disputed (possible date)
  • May 5 Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)
  • May 6 Claire Whitney, NY, silent film actress (Blind Fools, Haunted Mine)
  • May 7 Billy House, Minn, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I)
  • May 11 Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
  • May 14 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • May 15 Katherine Anne Porter, US, novelist (Ship of Fools)
  • May 17 Philip James, composer

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May 19 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), born in Nghệ An Province, French Indochina (d. 1969)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • May 20 Beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)
  • May 21 Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
  • May 23 Herbert Marshall, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes), born in London, England
  • May 23 Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer
  • May 26 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
  • May 27 Fritzi Brunette, American actress, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1943)
  • May 29 Francis de Bourguignon, composer
  • Jun 1 Frank Morgan, [Francis P Wupperman], actor (Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • Jun 2 Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], PA, gossip columnist (From Under My Hat)
  • Jun 6 Dorothy Heyward, playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 6 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jun 9 Leslie Banks, English actor/director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • Jun 10 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • Jun 10 Powell Weaver, composer
  • Jun 10 Sessue Hayakawa, Japan, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity)
  • Jun 12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 14 May Allison, American actress (d. 1989)
  • Jun 15 Georg Wüst, Posen, German Oceanographer who provided the first complete understanding of the temperature, salinity and deep-current structure of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jun 16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)
  • Jun 19 Barbara Everest, actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England
  • Jun 21 Frank Sherman Land, The order of DeMolay founder (d. 1959)
  • Jun 25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • Jun 30 Gertrude McCoy, Sugar Valley GA, silent screen actress (Blue Bird)
  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)
  • Jul 2 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 5 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • Jul 6 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • Jul 7 Tom Powers, Owensboro KY, actor (Station West, Destination Moon)
  • Jul 8 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • Jul 10 Andre Souris, composer
  • Jul 11 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II)
  • Jul 11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • Jul 14 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)
  • Jul 18 Charles Wilson, President of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
  • Jul 18 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
  • Jul 20 Theda Bara, [Theodosia Goodman], actress (Love Goddeses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jul 20 Verna Felton, Salinas California, actress (Hilda-December Bride)

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Jul 22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jul 25 Julian Rivero, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 25 Tom O'Brien, actor (Physical Evidence), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 27 Judith Lowry, Ft Sill OK, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...)
  • Jul 28 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 30 Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)
  • Aug 1 George II, king of Greece
  • Aug 2 Pauline Hall, composer
  • Aug 2 Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
  • Aug 4 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1953)
  • Aug 4 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player (d. 1957)
  • Aug 5 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 5 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (d. 1987)
  • Aug 5 Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
  • Aug 9 Cesar Cortinas, composer
  • Aug 9 Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
  • Aug 9 Sandor Jemnitz, composer
  • Aug 10 Angus L. MacDonald, Canadian politician (d. 1954)
  • Aug 11 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
  • Aug 12 Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • Aug 13 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia
  • Aug 15 Jacques Ibert, composer (Escales), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 15 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (d. 2006)
  • Aug 15 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, born in New York City
  • Aug 17 Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law)
  • Aug 17 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator (d. 1920)
  • Aug 18 Walther Funk, German Nazi politician (d. 1960)
  • Aug 19 Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 20 H. P. Lovecraft, Providence, Rhode Island, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales)
  • Aug 22 Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
  • Aug 24 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)
  • Aug 24 Franz Philipp, composer
  • Aug 24 Jean Rhys, British writer (d. 1979)
  • Aug 26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • Aug 27 Man Ray, American artist and photographer (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Aug 28 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • Sep 3 J Patrick O'Malley, Forest City PA, actress (Courage of Black Beauty)
  • Sep 5 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Zondebesef)
  • Sep 6 Clara Kimball Young, Illinois, actress (Return of Chandu)
  • Sep 6 Manfred Gurlitt, composer

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Sep 9 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana (d. 1980)

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • Sep 10 Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

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Sep 10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Sep 11 Marius Moaritz Ulfrstad, composer
  • Sep 12 Guido Guerrini, composer

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Sep 15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • Sep 15 Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)
  • Sep 15 Frank Martin, Geneva Switzerland, composer (In Terra Fax)
  • Sep 16 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man)
  • Sep 17 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
  • Sep 18 Vladimir Ambros, composer
  • Sep 22 Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician/philosopher
  • Sep 23 Arthur Walter Kramer, composer
  • Sep 23 Friedrich Paulus, German Generalfieldmarshal (Stalingrad). Dies 1957.
  • Sep 24 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • Sep 24 Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • Oct 1 Alice Joyce, actress (Song O' My Heart), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 1 Constantin Nottara, composer
  • Oct 1 Stanley Holloway, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England

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Oct 2 Groucho Marx, [Julius], comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
  • Oct 3 Henry Hull, actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 5 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • Oct 8 Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, cricketer (pioneer WI Test player)
  • Oct 8 Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator "Ace of Aces" (WW I)
  • Oct 8 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • Oct 9 Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist (Pentecostal)/radio preacher
  • Oct 9 Alfred Julius Swan, composer
  • Oct 9 Janis Medins, composer
  • Oct 12 Luis de Freitas Branco, composer
  • Oct 13 Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)
  • Oct 13 Gosta Nystroem, composer

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Oct 14 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 14 Frank Conroy, Derby England, actor (Call of the Wild)