Famous People Born in 1893

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 302

  • Jan 2 Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)
  • Jan 3 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
  • Jan 4 Manuel Palau Boix, composer
  • Jan 4 Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
  • Jan 5 Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
  • Jan 5 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
  • Jan 10 Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)

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Jan 12 Hermann Goering, Rosenheim Bavaria, leading Nazi politician and party member

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Jan 12 Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
  • Jan 13 Clarke Ashton Smith, US, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)
  • Jan 13 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer
  • Jan 13 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • Jan 15 Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies, Cardiff Wales, composer/writer/actor (Truth Game)
  • Jan 15 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
  • Jan 16 Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
  • Jan 18 John Lawrence Seymour, composer
  • Jan 20 Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
  • Jan 20 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • Jan 22 Conrad Veidt, Potsdam Germany, actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary)
  • Jan 23 Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks)
  • Jan 26 Bessie Coleman, 1st African American airplane pilot
  • Jan 26 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27 Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
  • Jan 28 Elliot Griffis, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Jan 29 Edric Cundell, composer
  • Jan 29 Martian Negrea, composer
  • Jan 31 Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer
  • Feb 2 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1974)
  • Feb 2 Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (d. 1970)
  • Feb 3 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
  • Feb 4 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion), born in NYC, New York

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Feb 4 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • Feb 5 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
  • Feb 6 Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, President of UN General Assembly (1962-63)
  • Feb 8 Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
  • Feb 10 Jimmy Durante, long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 10 William [Bill] T Tilden II, tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29)
  • Feb 11 Johan C P Alberts, Dutch literary (Festival)
  • Feb 12 Marcel G J Minnaert, Dutch astronomer
  • Feb 12 Omar Bradley, General of Army WW II (GI General)
  • Feb 13 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)
  • Feb 14 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen)
  • Feb 15 Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/etcher/ceramist
  • Feb 15 Walter Donaldson, US pianist/composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee)
  • Feb 16 Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
  • Feb 17 Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)
  • Feb 19 Cedric Hardwicke, Stourbridge England, actor (Peter Pan, Richard III)
  • Feb 19 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Scrittori d'Oggi)
  • Feb 20 Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
  • Feb 20 Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
  • Feb 21 Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist, (d. 1987)
  • Feb 21 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
  • Feb 26 Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
  • Feb 26 William Frawley, Burlington, Iowa, American actor (I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
  • Feb 27 Joseph Messner, composer
  • Feb 27 Ralph Linton, US cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture)
  • Feb 28 Ben Hecht, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 1 Theo Frenkel, actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy)
  • Mar 1 Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
  • Mar 2 Maxime Dumoulin, composer
  • Mar 3 Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author
  • Mar 3 Bill Nestell, CA, actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier)
  • Mar 5 Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization
  • Mar 6 Kathleen Smoothy, housewife (last link to Siege of SIdney Street)
  • Mar 6 [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of the blues
  • Mar 7 Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
  • Mar 9 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian muralist/decorator
  • Mar 9 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1983)
  • Mar 16 Isobel Elsom, actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger)
  • Mar 18 Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
  • Mar 18 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
  • Mar 18 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
  • Mar 21 Geoffrey Dearmer, poet
  • Mar 23 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • Mar 24 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • Mar 25 Edward Hart, (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities
  • Mar 26 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)
  • Mar 27 Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslavian general/nazi collaborator
  • Mar 27 Karl Mannheim, Hung/German/British sociologist (Ideology & Utopia)
  • Mar 28 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)
  • Mar 31 Clemens Krauss, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 1 Cicely Courtneidge, Australian actress (Double Exposure), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Apr 3 Leslie Howard, [Stainer], actor (Gone With the Wind), born in London, England
  • Apr 3 Princess Maud of Fife (d. 1945)
  • Apr 5 Clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)
  • Apr 7 Irene Castle, dancer (leader in anti-vivisection movement)
  • Apr 7 Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
  • Apr 8 Grace Cunard, silent screen actress (Resurrection), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr 8 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
  • Apr 11 Dean G Acheson, statesman/US Secretary of State (1949-53)
  • Apr 11 Johannes T Thijsse, Dutch founder (Waterloopkundig lab Delft)
  • Apr 16 Federico Mompou, composer
  • Apr 16 Joseph Yasser, composer
  • Apr 18 Violette Morris, French athlete (d. 1944)
  • Apr 20 Harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)
  • Apr 20 Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, born in Boskovice (d. 1929)
  • Apr 20 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian
  • Apr 20 Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)
  • Apr 23 Frank Borzage, Salt Lake City, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo)
  • Apr 24 Robert Harron, actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 26 Draza Mihajlovic, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal (d. 1946)
  • Apr 27 Norman Bel Geddes, Adrian Mich, theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End)
  • Apr 27 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • Apr 29 Elisaveta Bagrjana, [Beltsheva], Bulgaria, poet
  • Apr 29 Harold C Urey, Ind, physicist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934)

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Apr 30 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister, born in Wesel, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1946)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • May 2 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien) [or May 13, 1912]
  • May 2 Assen Karastoyanov, composer
  • May 3 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1973)
  • May 3 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (d. 1975)
  • May 4 Edgar Dearing, Ceres CA, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy)
  • May 4 Royal Butler, [Edwin Richey], actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 7 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (d. 1985)
  • May 8 Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)
  • May 8 Edd Roush, baseball player (d. 1988)
  • May 8 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (d. 1963)
  • May 9 William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)
  • May 14 Ivan Alexandrovich Vishnegradsky, composer
  • May 14 Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)
  • May 15 Michel Gusikoff, composer
  • May 15 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), born in London (d. 1942)
  • May 16 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30)
  • May 16 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer
  • May 21 Arthur Carr, cricket captain (England v Australia 1926)
  • May 21 Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Boemeladvocaat)
  • May 23 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
  • May 24 W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)
  • May 26 Eugene Goossens, conductor/composer (Perseus), born in London, England
  • May 26 Norma Talmadge, NY, actress (Sign on Door, Camille)
  • May 27 Hermann Dörnemann, German supercentarian (d. 2005)
  • Jun 4 Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania
  • Jun 4 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
  • Jun 6 Ludovic Feldman, composer
  • Jun 9 Samuel N Behrman, US screenwriter (Tale of 2 Cities, Daddy Long Legs)
  • Jun 9 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • Jun 10 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor
  • Jun 12 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor/radio play director (Paul Vlaanderen)
  • Jun 13 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • Jun 14 Siggie Nordstrom, Swedish singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)
  • Jun 15 Jacob HA van Coeverden, boer/edelman
  • Jun 19 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch family dr/co-founder (Union National Arubano)
  • Jun 21 Alois Hába, Czech composer (d. 1973)
  • Jun 22 Osvald Chlubna, composer
  • Jun 23 Donald McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Irma), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 24 Roy O. Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company and brother of Walt (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Charlotte Greenwood, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
  • Jun 28 Luciano Gallet, composer
  • Jun 28 Nils Bjorkander, composer
  • Jun 29 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet/resistance fighter
  • Jun 29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music)
  • Jun 30 Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
  • Jun 30 Walter Ulbricht, president German DR
  • Jul 1 Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
  • Jul 2 August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Shylock-Hamlet)
  • Jul 2 Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
  • Jul 3 Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist
  • Jul 6 Wilton St Hill, WI cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30)
  • Jul 7 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Fritz Perls, father of Gestalt therapy
  • Jul 9 George Geary, cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34)
  • Jul 11 Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
  • Jul 14 John G Strijdom, premier of South-Africa (1954-58)
  • Jul 14 Spencer Williams, Vidalia La, actor (Andy-Amos 'n' Andy)
  • Jul 14 Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965)
  • Jul 15 Enid Bennett, Australia, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins)
  • Jul 18 Josef Huttel, composer
  • Jul 18 Richard Dix, actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia [OS=7/7]
  • Jul 20 Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20)
  • Jul 20 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • Jul 20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • Jul 21 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)
  • Jul 22 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Jul 23 Karl Menninger, psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic)
  • Jul 25 Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy)
  • Jul 26 George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)
  • Jul 28 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
  • Jul 30 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)
  • Jul 31 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer
  • Aug 6 Guthrie McClintic, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 6 Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
  • Aug 10 Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard)
  • Aug 10 Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
  • Aug 10 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
  • Aug 12 Howard Smith, Attleboro Mass, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel)
  • Aug 14 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer
  • Aug 14 Carl Benton Reid, Lansing MI, actor (Pressure Point)
  • Aug 15 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer
  • Aug 15 Harlow H Curtice, President of General Motors (1953-8)
  • Aug 15 Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d. 1950)

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Aug 17 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • Aug 18 Ernest MacMillan, composer
  • Aug 18 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Aug 19 Alfred Lunt, Broadway actor (Emmy 1965), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 21 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer
  • Aug 21 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)

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Aug 22 Dorothy Parker, American short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1967)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • Aug 23 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), born in Sydney (d. 1944)