Famous People Born in 1891

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 267

  • Jan 1 Frank Pettingell, actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 3 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
  • Jan 4 Edward Brooker, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)
  • Jan 5 Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer) [or 1893]
  • Jan 6 Ted McDonald, cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
  • Jan 7 Zora Neale Hurston, Notasulga Alabama, American writer
  • Jan 8 Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
  • Jan 8 Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
  • Jan 8 Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
  • Jan 9 August Gailit, Estonia, writer (Ekke Moor)
  • Jan 10 Jos Speybrouck, Flemish painter
  • Jan 15 Osip E Mandelstam, Russian poet (Noise of Time), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 15 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and only MLB player to die from an injury received during a MLB game, born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • Jan 17 Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 17 Norman "Squab" Read, US aviator who lived to be 101
  • Jan 17 Walter Eucken, German economist
  • Jan 20 Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
  • Jan 21 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
  • Jan 21 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
  • Jan 21 Timothy Mather Spelman, composer
  • Jan 22 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analytical
  • Jan 22 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)

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Jan 23 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • Jan 24 Walter Model, German field marshal
  • Jan 25 Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Britain, actress (Cleopatra)
  • Jan 25 William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador to USSR
  • Jan 26 Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)

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Jan 26 Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • Jan 26 Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer
  • Jan 28 Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
  • Jan 28 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer
  • Jan 28 Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • Jan 29 R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
  • Jan 31 Max Drischner, composer
  • Feb 2 Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
  • Feb 2 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • Feb 3 Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice (1926-33)
  • Feb 3 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Great Neth Stage)
  • Feb 4 Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner (Olympic-silver 1920)
  • Feb 4 Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha (d: 1978).

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Feb 5 Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim California, doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Feb 5 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
  • Feb 7 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer
  • Feb 7 Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
  • Feb 8 Edgar Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • Feb 9 Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
  • Feb 9 Ronald Colman, England, 1947 Acad Award actor (Tale of 2 Cities)
  • Feb 10 Harold RLG, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Gov-gen of Canada (1945-52)
  • Feb 11 J W Hearne, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests), (d. 1965)
  • Feb 12 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair), born in Potchefstroom, Transvaal (d. 1969)
  • Feb 12 Maurice Yvain, composer
  • Feb 12 Max Terhune, actor (Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice)
  • Feb 13 Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)
  • Feb 16 Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
  • Feb 17 Georg Britting, writer
  • Feb 18 Chester Clute, NJ, actor (Niagra Falls)
  • Feb 19 J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
  • Feb 22 "Chico" Marx, actor/comedian (Marx Brothers, Animal Crackers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 22 Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
  • Feb 22 Lucien Cailliet, composer
  • Feb 22 Vlas Chubar, Soviet politician (d. 1939)
  • Feb 23 Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)
  • Feb 26 Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
  • Feb 27 David Sarnoff, US, radio/TV pioneer/CEO (RCA)
  • Feb 27 Georges E Migot, French composer
  • Feb 27 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (d. 2004)
  • Mar 3 Federico Moreno Torroba, composer
  • Mar 3 Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council
  • Mar 4 Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
  • Mar 4 Lois Wilson, founder of Al-Anon (d. 1988)
  • Mar 5 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 6 Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 7 Marcel Barger, [Meyer Streliskie], cabaret performer (I keep Susy)

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Mar 9 Jose Paciano Laurel y Garcia, 3rd President of the Philippines (1942-44), born in Tanauan, Batangas (d. 1959)

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • Mar 10 Sam Jaffe, actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 10 Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)
  • Mar 12 Michael Polany, Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist
  • Mar 12 George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
  • Mar 14 John P Strijbos, Dutch writer (Wandering through South-Africa)

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Mar 19 Earl Warren, Governor of California/14th supreme court chief justice (1953-69), born in Los Angeles, California

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Mar 21 Jonathan Hale, actor (Saint's Double Trouble, Saint Strikes Back)
  • Mar 23 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer
  • Mar 24 Annie "Charley" Toorop, Dutch painter (3 Generations)
  • Mar 24 John Knittel, Swiss writer, born in Dharwar, India (d. 1970)
  • Mar 24 Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Soviet physicist (d. 1951)
  • Mar 28 Karel MJF Cruysberghs, Flemish author
  • Mar 28 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag)
  • Mar 29 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), born in Saint-Dié (d. 1950)
  • Mar 29 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1980)
  • Mar 30 Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov)
  • Mar 31 Erich Walter Sternberg, composer
  • Mar 31 Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)
  • Mar 31 Victor Varconi, Hungary, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings, Big City)
  • Apr 2 Max Ernst, Germany, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)
  • Apr 7 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (d. 1958)
  • Apr 9 John Gobau, Flemish/Dutch actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights)
  • Apr 10 Tim McCoy, American actor (westerns) and soldier, born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • Apr 13 Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian winner of the Victoria Cross (d. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
  • Apr 14 B. R. Ambedkar, Indian jurist (d. 1956)
  • Apr 15 Vaino Raitio, composer
  • Apr 15 Wallace Reid, actor/dir/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 19 Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
  • Apr 22 Belle Bennett, Milcoon Rapids IA, actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask)
  • Apr 22 Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)
  • Apr 22 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
  • Apr 23 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • Apr 30 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik)
  • May 3 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet (d. 1969)
  • May 4 Frederick Jacobi, composer
  • May 4 Johan W F Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread)
  • May 7 Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (d. 1988)
  • May 8 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
  • May 11 Henry Morgenthau Jr, US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45)
  • May 13 Fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
  • May 14 Egon Kornauth, composer
  • May 15 Chief Nipo T Strongheart, Yakima WA, US Native American actor (Pony Soldier)
  • May 15 David Vogel, Ukraine, author (Huwelijksleven)
  • May 15 Fritz Feigl, Austria, chemist (spot tests)
  • May 15 Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)
  • May 17 Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife (d. 1959)
  • May 18 Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
  • May 19 Oswald Boelcke, German World War I pilot (d. 1916)
  • May 22 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, born in Munich (d. 1958)
  • May 22 Robert Gordon Sproul, educator/college pres (Univ of California)
  • May 22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
  • May 23 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
  • May 24 Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist
  • May 24 William F Albright, US old testament scholar/archaeologist
  • May 25 Robert W P Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper)
  • May 27 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer
  • May 30 Iman J van den Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter
  • Jun 2 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, born in Bern (d. 1980)
  • Jun 2 Thurman Arnold, American attorney and jurist (d. 1969)
  • Jun 4 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • Jun 6 Istvan Kardos, composer
  • Jun 6 Vladislac Vancura, writer
  • Jun 7 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)
  • Jun 7 Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch politician (SDAP/AJC/PvdA)
  • Jun 9 Cole Porter, Indiana, composer/lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate)
  • Jun 10 Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips)
  • Jun 13 Nell Craig, NJ, actress (Calling Dr Kildare, Queen of Sheba)
  • Jun 18 Hans Ruin, Finnish Swedish-language historian
  • Jun 18 Mae Busch, Australian actress (d. 1946)
  • Jun 20 John A. Costello, second Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1976)
  • Jun 21 Hermann Scherchen, conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 21 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect (Nuove Struttura)
  • Jun 22 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
  • Jun 22 Harry Seymour, NY, actor (Boy Meets Girl, Tenderfoot)
  • Jun 24 Irving Pichel, actor/director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 Heinrich Lemacher, composer
  • Jun 26 Sidney Coe Howard, US, dramatist (Swords, Pulitzer 1925)
  • Jun 26 Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/(stage)author/resistance fighter
  • Jun 28 Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)
  • Jun 28 Esther Forbes, American writer (d. 1968)
  • Jun 28 Carl Spaatz, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, American Air Force general (d. 1974)
  • Jun 30 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (d. 1953)
  • Jun 30 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler (d. 1966)
  • Jul 5 John Northrop, US, biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)
  • Jul 5 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)
  • Jul 8 Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Poor Part, Bruidstijd)
  • Jul 8 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
  • Jul 13 Franco Casavola, composer
  • Jul 14 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Gene Lockhart, actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 23 Maurus H Hulsman, Dutch priest/editor (Amigoe di Curacao)
  • Jul 26 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian
  • Jul 28 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • Jul 29 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist
  • Aug 2 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman (d. 1971)
  • Aug 2 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (d. 1971)
  • Aug 5 Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
  • Aug 6 William Slim, British general (d. 1970)
  • Aug 8 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • Aug 9 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
  • Aug 10 Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 14 Marinus de Jong, composer
  • Aug 21 Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's oldest living man 2004-2007 (d. 2007)

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Aug 21 [George] Bugs Moran, American gangster, born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1957)

Gangster Bugs Moran
Gangster
Bugs Moran
  • Aug 22 Francis McDonald, Bowling Green Ky, actor (Will-Adv of Champion)
  • Aug 22 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor
  • Aug 24 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
  • Aug 24 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope)
  • Aug 25 Alberto Savinio, [Andrea de Chirico], Italian writer/composer
  • Aug 25 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer
  • Aug 25 Samuel Gardner, composer
  • Aug 26 Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
  • Aug 26 Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)
  • Aug 28 Stanley Andrews, actor (Shine on Harvest Moon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 29 Michael Chekhov, Russia, actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody)
  • Sep 3 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer
  • Sep 7 Roscoe Karns, San Bernadino California, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey)
  • Sep 11 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • Sep 11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (d. 1949)
  • Sep 12 Adolph Weiss, composer
  • Sep 12 Pedro Albizu Campos, advocate for Puerto Rican independence (d. 1965)