Famous People Born in 1894

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 259

  • Jan 1st Shitsu Nakano, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2007)
  • Jan 1st Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)
  • Jan 2nd Robert Nathan, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3rd ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
  • Jan 4th Wesley La Violette, composer
  • Jan 4th Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
  • Jan 7th Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 8th St Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
  • Jan 9th Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 10th Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • Jan 11th Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • Jan 15th Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
  • Jan 16th Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • Jan 16th Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • Jan 18th Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist
  • Jan 20th Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
  • Jan 20th Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • Jan 22nd Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)
  • Jan 22nd Matt McHugh, PA, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)
  • Jan 23rd Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Patriot/Idiot)
  • Jan 27th Fritz Pollard, early African American NFL star (1920-26)
  • Jan 30th Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
  • Jan 30th Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet)
  • Jan 31st Percy Helton, NY, actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men)
  • Jan 31st Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
  • Feb 1st James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston, If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight)
  • Feb 3rd Norman Rockwell, US, artist/illustrator (Sat Evening Post covers)
  • Feb 6th Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
  • Feb 8th Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher

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Feb 8th Billy Bishop [William Bishop], Owen Sound, Ontario, Canadian First World War flying ace

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • Feb 10th Roy D'Arcy, SF, actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies)
  • Feb 10th [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, (C) British PM (1957-63), born in London, England
  • Feb 11th Alfonso Leng, composer
  • Feb 11th Isaac M Kolthoff, chemist (Massenanalyse)
  • Feb 14th Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"
  • Feb 15th Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st President of UN)
  • Feb 19th Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • Feb 22nd Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer
  • Feb 25th Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • Feb 25th Howard Wendell, Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
  • Feb 25th Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
  • Feb 27th Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
  • Mar 2nd Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • Mar 5th Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England
  • Mar 9th Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)
  • Mar 14th Josef Schelb, composer
  • Mar 14th Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
  • Mar 15th Slava Vorlova, composer
  • Mar 17th Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
  • Mar 19th Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Brevard SC, comedienne (Merv Griffin Show)
  • Mar 25th Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer
  • Mar 26th Will Wright, actor (Living Christ Story), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 26th Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • Mar 27th William Harrigan, American actor, born in New York City (d. 1966)
  • Mar 30th Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)
  • Apr 2nd Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer
  • Apr 2nd Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)
  • Apr 3rd Dooley Wilson, Tyler Tx, actor (Bill-Beulah, Casablanca)
  • Apr 6th Gertrude Baines, American Supercentarian
  • Apr 7th Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • Apr 9th Ernest Kanitz, composer
  • Apr 10th Ben Nicholson, English painter/sculptor (Circle)
  • Apr 10th Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
  • Apr 12th Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)
  • Apr 13th Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
  • Apr 15th Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)

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Apr 15th Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64), born in Kalinovka, Russia (d. 1971)

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Apr 20th Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)
  • Apr 23rd Basil Sydney, England, actor (Hamlet, Jassy, Simba, Farmer's Wife)
  • Apr 23rd George Renevant, actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 23rd Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955)
  • Apr 26th Rudolf Hess, Nazi official (d. 1987)
  • Apr 27th Nicolas Slonimsky, composer
  • Apr 27th George Petty, WWII Pin-Up Artist (d. 1975)
  • May 5th Kit Guard, Denmark, actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous)
  • May 6th Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, born in Craiova (d. 1936)
  • May 10th Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • May 11th Anton A Mussert, Dutch nazi leader (NSB)
  • May 11th Florimond Cornellie, Belgium, yachting (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • May 11th Martha Graham, Allegheny Penn, choreographer (Appalachian Spring)
  • May 12th Cleo Ridgely, NY, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama)
  • May 13th Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, 2nd President of Iceland (d. 1972)
  • May 20th Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
  • May 20th Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
  • May 25th Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)
  • May 27th Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, detective novelist (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)
  • May 27th Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)
  • May 28th Sammy White, RI, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off)
  • May 29th Beatrice Lillie, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 29th Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Der blaue Engel)
  • May 30th Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch minister of Colonies (1942-45)
  • May 31st Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jun 4th Blanch Knopf, publishing CEO (Knopf)
  • Jun 5th Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
  • Jun 6th Sabin V Dragoi, composer
  • Jun 6th Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, born in London England (d. 1972)
  • Jun 8th Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist (Ogelala)
  • Jun 10th Pavel Borkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight])
  • Jun 11th Dai Vernon (David Frederick Wingfield Verner), Canadian magician, The Professor (d. 1992)
  • Jun 13th Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [or Jul 13]
  • Jun 13th Jacques-Henri Lartigue, France, photographer
  • Jun 13th Mark van Doren, Ill, author (Happy Critic, Transients)
  • Jun 13th Dr. Leo Kanner, Austrian-American physician (d. 1981)
  • Jun 14th Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1924)
  • Jun 15th Robert Russell Bennett, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jun 15th Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1947)
  • Jun 16th Norman Kerry, actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 20th George Delacorte, philanthropist/publisher (Dell Books), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 20th Lloyd A Hall, Illinois, pioneer in food chemistry
  • Jun 21st Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)
  • Jun 23rd Alfred Kinsey, Hoboken, New Jersey, American entomologist/sexologist (Kinsey Report)

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Jun 23rd Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • Jun 25th Hermann Oberth, Germany, founded modern astronautics (V2/Redstone)
  • Jun 26th Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 26th Jeanne Eagels, actress (Rain, Under False Colors)
  • Jun 28th Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 30th Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian assassin (arch duke Ferdinand)
  • Jul 4th Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
  • Jul 8th Clemens VI Trefois, Flemish architect/sociologist
  • Jul 9th Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10th Jimmy Francis McHugh, composer
  • Jul 11th Walter Wanger, [Feuchtwanger], US producer (Stagecoach)
  • Jul 13th Isaak Babel, Rus short-story writer/dramatist (Red Calvary) [or 6/13]
  • Jul 15th Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 17th Mary Clare, actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent), born in London, England
  • Jul 18th Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)
  • Jul 19th Joris [Georges] of Severen, Flemish fascist/Member of parliament
  • Jul 19th Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1965)
  • Jul 19th Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • Jul 22nd Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
  • Jul 23rd Arthur Treacher, Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show)
  • Jul 24th Walter Schulthess, composer
  • Jul 25th Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d.1974)

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Jul 26th Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • Jul 26th Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken)
  • Jul 27th Gerald F Bogan, US vice-admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • Jul 31st Roy Bargy, Mich, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show)
  • Jul 31st Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer (d. 1972)
  • Aug 1st Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • Aug 3rd Harry Heilmann, SF Cal, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit)
  • Aug 3rd John H van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice/Internal minister
  • Aug 10th Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
  • Aug 11th Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • Aug 13th Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
  • Aug 13th Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
  • Aug 16th George Meany, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 17th Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • Aug 17th Johan Polet, Dutch sculptor
  • Aug 22nd Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Cape Town (d. 1973)
  • Aug 23rd Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)
  • Aug 23rd James La Guma, Bloemfontein, South African political activist and trade unionist
  • Aug 24th Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
  • Aug 26th Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • Aug 27th Charles Meredith, Knoxville Pa, actor (Court of Last Resort)
  • Aug 28th Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower)
  • Aug 28th Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
  • Aug 29th E Franklin Frazier, sociologist, (d. 1962)
  • Aug 31st Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)
  • Sep 2nd Joseph Roth, Austria, journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • Sep 8th Willem FJ Pijper, Dutch composer/critic
  • Sep 9th Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • Sep 9th Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • Sep 12th Billy Gilbert, actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sep 13th Anton Roosjen, Dutch politician/NCRV-chairman
  • Sep 13th John B[oynton] Priestly, author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes
  • Sep 13th Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)
  • Sep 15th Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)
  • Sep 15th Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • Sep 16th Clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 17th Fay Compton, [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], actress (Haunting)
  • Sep 19th Cornelis Rijnsdorp, writer (Kings Children)
  • Sep 21st Tullio Carminati, Zara Dalmatia Italy, actor (Roman Holiday)
  • Sep 22nd Hieronim Feicht, composer
  • Sep 22nd Johnnie Gough, actor (Smooth as Satin, Circus Kid), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 23rd Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (Edda & Thora)
  • Sep 24th Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
  • Sep 26th Gladys Brockwell, actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 27th Olive Tell, American actress (d. 1951)
  • Sep 27th Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • Sep 29th Franco Capuana, composer
  • Sep 30th Dirk J Bush, Dutch/US mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)
  • Oct 1st Ricardo Castillo, composer
  • Oct 3rd Elmer Robinson, American politician (d. 1982)
  • Oct 3rd Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (d. 1976)
  • Oct 4th Cliff Hall, American actor (Crime Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 5th Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (d. 1948)
  • Oct 7th Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer
  • Oct 7th Del Lord, American director (d. 1970)
  • Oct 11th Albert Stoessel, composer
  • Oct 12th Charles Hodge, California, NYU professor (Answers for Americans)
  • Oct 12th Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid of Dutch queen
  • Oct 14th Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, founder (Indonesian Communist)
  • Oct 14th E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), poet (Tulips & Chimneys), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 15th Moshe Sharett, second Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1965)
  • Oct 18th H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  • Oct 20th Olive Thomas, American actress (d. 1920)
  • Oct 21st Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • Oct 22nd Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • Oct 23rd Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • Oct 24th Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)