Famous People Born in 1894

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 259

  • Jan 1 Shitsu Nakano, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2007)
  • Jan 1 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)
  • Jan 2 Robert Nathan, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
  • Jan 4 Wesley La Violette, composer
  • Jan 4 Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
  • Jan 7 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 8 St Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
  • Jan 9 Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 10 Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • Jan 11 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • Jan 15 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
  • Jan 16 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • Jan 16 Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • Jan 18 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist
  • Jan 20 Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
  • Jan 20 Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • Jan 22 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)
  • Jan 22 Matt McHugh, PA, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)
  • Jan 23 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Patriot/Idiot)
  • Jan 27 Fritz Pollard, early African American NFL star (1920-26)
  • Jan 30 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
  • Jan 30 Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet)
  • Jan 31 Percy Helton, NY, actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men)
  • Jan 31 Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
  • Feb 1 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • Feb 3 Norman Rockwell, US, artist/illustrator (Sat Evening Post covers)
  • Feb 6 Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
  • Feb 8 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher

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Feb 8 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 10 Roy D'Arcy, SF, actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies)
  • Feb 10 [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, (C) British PM (1957-63), born in London, England
  • Feb 11 Alfonso Leng, composer
  • Feb 11 Isaac M Kolthoff, chemist (Massenanalyse)
  • Feb 14 Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"
  • Feb 15 Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st President of UN)
  • Feb 19 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • Feb 22 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer
  • Feb 25 Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • Feb 25 Howard Wendell, Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
  • Feb 25 Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
  • Feb 27 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
  • Mar 2 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • Mar 5 Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England
  • Mar 9 Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)
  • Mar 14 Josef Schelb, composer
  • Mar 14 Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
  • Mar 15 Slava Vorlova, composer
  • Mar 17 Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
  • Mar 19 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Brevard SC, comedienne (Merv Griffin Show)
  • Mar 25 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer
  • Mar 26 Will Wright, actor (Living Christ Story), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 26 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • Mar 27 William Harrigan, American actor, born in New York City (d. 1966)
  • Mar 30 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)
  • Apr 2 Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer
  • Apr 2 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)
  • Apr 3 Dooley Wilson, Tyler Tx, actor (Bill-Beulah, Casablanca)
  • Apr 6 Gertrude Baines, American Supercentarian
  • Apr 7 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • Apr 9 Ernest Kanitz, composer
  • Apr 10 Ben Nicholson, English painter/sculptor (Circle)
  • Apr 10 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
  • Apr 12 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)
  • Apr 13 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
  • Apr 15 Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)

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

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

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

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

  • Jul 26 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken)
  • Jul 27 Gerald F Bogan, US vice-admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • Jul 31 Roy Bargy, Mich, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show)
  • Jul 31 Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer (d. 1972)
  • Aug 1 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • Aug 3 Harry Heilmann, SF Cal, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit)
  • Aug 3 John H van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice/Internal minister
  • Aug 10 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
  • Aug 11 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • Aug 13 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
  • Aug 13 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
  • Aug 16 George Meany, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Aug 17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • Aug 17 Johan Polet, Dutch sculptor
  • Aug 22 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Cape Town (d. 1973)
  • Aug 23 Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)
  • Aug 23 James La Guma, Bloemfontein, South African political activist and trade unionist
  • Aug 24 Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
  • Aug 26 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • Aug 27 Charles Meredith, Knoxville Pa, actor (Court of Last Resort)
  • Aug 28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower)
  • Aug 28 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
  • Aug 29 E Franklin Frazier, sociologist, (d. 1962)
  • Aug 31 Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)
  • Sep 2 Joseph Roth, Austria, journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)
  • Sep 8 Willem FJ Pijper, Dutch composer/critic
  • Sep 9 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • Sep 9 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • Sep 12 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1971)
  • Sep 13 Anton Roosjen, Dutch politician/NCRV-chairman
  • Sep 13 John B[oynton] Priestly, author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes
  • Sep 13 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)
  • Sep 15 Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)
  • Sep 15 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)
  • Sep 16 Clarence R Hennecke, actor (Keystone Kops), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 17 Fay Compton, [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], actress (Haunting)
  • Sep 19 Cornelis Rijnsdorp, writer (Kings Children)
  • Sep 21 Tullio Carminati, Zara Dalmatia Italy, actor (Roman Holiday)
  • Sep 22 Hieronim Feicht, composer
  • Sep 22 Johnnie Gough, actor (Smooth as Satin, Circus Kid), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 23 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (Edda & Thora)
  • Sep 24 Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
  • Sep 26 Gladys Brockwell, actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 27 Olive Tell, American actress (d. 1951)
  • Sep 27 Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • Sep 29 Franco Capuana, composer
  • Sep 30 Dirk J Bush, Dutch/US mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)
  • Oct 1 Ricardo Castillo, composer
  • Oct 3 Elmer Robinson, American politician (d. 1982)
  • Oct 3 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (d. 1976)
  • Oct 4 Cliff Hall, American actor (Crime Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 5 Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (d. 1948)
  • Oct 7 Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer
  • Oct 7 Del Lord, American director (d. 1970)
  • Oct 11 Albert Stoessel, composer
  • Oct 12 Charles Hodge, California, NYU professor (Answers for Americans)
  • Oct 12 Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid of Dutch queen
  • Oct 14 Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, founder (Indonesian Communist)
  • Oct 14 E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), poet (Tulips & Chimneys), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 15 Moshe Sharett, second Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1965)
  • Oct 18 H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  • Oct 20 Olive Thomas, American actress (d. 1920)
  • Oct 21 Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • Oct 22 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • Oct 23 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • Oct 24 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)