Famous People Born in 1895

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 324

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Jan 1st J. Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72), born in Washington, D.C.

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Jan 1st Nathaniel Shilkret, conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 2nd Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN)
  • Jan 3rd Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer
  • Jan 3rd Mihail Andricu, composer
  • Jan 4th Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
  • Jan 4th Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • Jan 5th Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
  • Jan 5th Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • Jan 7th Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
  • Jan 7th Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 7th Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and co-founder of QANTAS (d. 1974)
  • Jan 13th Anton Betzner, writer
  • Jan 13th Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • Jan 14th George Richard Samways, children's writer
  • Jan 15th Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • Jan 16th Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • Jan 20th Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)
  • Jan 21st Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
  • Jan 24th Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • Jan 24th Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27th Claudio Carneyro, composer
  • Jan 27th Joseph Rosenstock, Kraków Poland, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41)
  • Jan 27th Harry Ruby, American composer (d. 1974)
  • Jan 29th Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)

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Feb 1st John Ford, Maine, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

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Feb 2nd George Halas [Papa Bear], NFL pioneer (owner of the Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • Feb 3rd Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • Feb 3rd Nick Kenny, Astoria columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 3rd Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]
  • Feb 4th Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • Feb 4th Hanns [Johann] Rauter, German SS-lt-general/SS police chief in Neth
  • Feb 4th Nigel Bruce, Baja Mexico, British actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
  • Feb 6th George Herman (Babe) Ruth, baseball great (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 8th King Vidor, director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas)
  • Feb 9th Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 11th Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
  • Feb 13th Fred Essler, Austria, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk)
  • Feb 14th Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice)
  • Feb 15th Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • Feb 17th Anita Stewart, NY, actress (South of Hell Mountain)
  • Feb 17th Edna Park Edwards, PA
  • Feb 18th George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • Feb 18th Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II)
  • Feb 19th Louis Calhern, actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 20th Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)
  • Feb 21st Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • Feb 22nd Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
  • Feb 23rd Richard Goolden, actor (School for Husbands), born in London, England
  • Feb 25th DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • Feb 25th Henri Martelli, composer
  • Feb 27th Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys)
  • Feb 28th Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
  • Feb 28th Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • Mar 1st G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of fame (elected 1958)
  • Mar 2nd Felix Bressart, Germany, actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads)
  • Mar 3rd Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • Mar 3rd Juanita Hansen, Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love)
  • Mar 3rd Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
  • Mar 3rd Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics-1969), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 3rd Robert Gordon, Ks, actor (Loveless)
  • Mar 4th Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)
  • Mar 5th Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • Mar 7th Juan Jose Castro, composer
  • Mar 12th William C. Lee, U.S. Army general (d. 1948)
  • Mar 14th Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • Mar 17th Shemp Howard, Bkln, comedian (3 Stooges, Bank Dick) [or 1891]
  • Mar 20th Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 21st Zlatko Baloković, Croatian violinist (d. 1955)
  • Mar 23rd Dane Rudhyar, composer
  • Mar 23rd Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • Mar 24th Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
  • Mar 24th Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 25th Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • Mar 28th Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mar 28th Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • Mar 29th Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • Mar 30th Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
  • Mar 31st John Jay McCloy, lawyer/banker (Sec of War 1941-45, pres Chase Man)
  • Mar 31st Vardis A Fisher, US author (Darkness & Deep)
  • Apr 1st Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
  • Apr 3rd Bjarne Brustad, composer
  • Apr 3rd Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer
  • Apr 4th Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4th Charlie Hallows, cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28)
  • Apr 7th Eduardo Toldra, composer
  • Apr 7th Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer
  • Apr 8th Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in New York City (d. 1974)
  • Apr 8th Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
  • Apr 9th Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
  • Apr 9th Michel Simon, [Francois], Geneva Switzerland
  • Apr 9th Rudolf Kattnigg, composer
  • Apr 13th Olga Rudge, violinist
  • Apr 13th Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
  • Apr 14th Mary Marquet, St Petersburg Russia, actress (Matter of Resistance)
  • Apr 14th Wiktor Labunski, composer
  • Apr 15th Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
  • Apr 15th Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
  • Apr 15th Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
  • Apr 16th Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)
  • Apr 17th Bert Wheeler, actor (Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers)
  • Apr 19th Anton F Pieck, Den Helder, Netherlands, illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel)
  • Apr 20th Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • Apr 23rd Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
  • Apr 24th S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • Apr 25th Stanley Rous, British soccer official
  • Apr 29th Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • Apr 30th Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • May 1st Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer 1946), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • May 2nd Alfred Kurella, writer
  • May 2nd Peggy Bacon, Ridgefield Ct, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads)
  • May 2nd Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
  • May 3rd Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian (Laudes regiae)
  • May 3rd Zoltan Korda, Hungarian/British director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers)
  • May 3rd Cornelius Van Til, philosopher and Christian apologist (d. 1987)

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May 6th Rudolph Valentino, Italian sheik and actor (Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy (d. 1926)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • May 6th Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1946)
  • May 6th Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
  • May 8th Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • May 8th Fulton J Sheen, El Paso Ill, bishop (Life is Worth Living)
  • May 8th Jose Gomez, [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
  • May 8th James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • May 9th Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
  • May 9th Richard Barthelmess, actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose), born in NYC, New York
  • May 11th Jan Parandowski, writer
  • May 11th William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)
  • May 12th Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]
  • May 14th Lew Lehr, Phila, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One)
  • May 14th Renato Lunelli, composer
  • May 15th Charles Lamont, director (Abbott & Costello Go to Mars), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 15th William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (d. 1941)
  • May 19th Albert Hay Malotte, composer
  • May 19th Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • May 20th Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
  • May 22nd Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
  • May 24th H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
  • May 24th Samuel I Newhouse, US millionaire publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)
  • May 26th Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer
  • May 26th Paul Lukas, Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)
  • May 27th Marij Kogoj, composer
  • May 30th Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • Jun 3rd Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
  • Jun 4th Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
  • Jun 5th August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus)
  • Jun 5th William Boyd, Ohio, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • Jun 10th Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)

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Jun 10th Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With The Wind), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1952)

  • Jun 11th Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of USSR (1955-58), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 1975
  • Jun 14th Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", Hannibal Missouri, singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • Jun 14th Louis Finkelstein, US historian/theologist (Pharizees)
  • Jun 14th Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (d. 1968)
  • Jun 17th Slavko Osterc, composer
  • Jun 18th Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian
  • Jun 22nd James Arthur Calata, Anglican clergyman and African National Congress (ANC) leader, Rabula, Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape.

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Jun 24th Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

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Jun 26th George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Jun 28th Kazimierz Sikorski, composer
  • Jul 3rd Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, composer
  • Jul 4th Irving Caesar, songwriter
  • Jul 4th Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
  • Jul 4th Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • Jul 5th Gordon Jacob, composer
  • Jul 8th Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)
  • Jul 9th Cullen Landis, Nashville TN, actor (Soul of the Beast)
  • Jul 10th Carl Orff, Munich Germany, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969)
  • Jul 10th John Gilbert, [Pringle], Logan UT, actor (Heart o' the Hills)
  • Jul 10th Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/member High Court
  • Jul 10th Nahum Goldmann, Switz, pres Zionist World Organization
  • Jul 11th Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • Jul 12th Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner)
  • Jul 12th Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 12th R Buckminster Fuller, architect/inventor (geodesic dome)
  • Jul 13th Sidney Blackmer, Salisbury NC, actor (Ted Roosevelt in 12 movies)
  • Jul 14th Frank Raymond Leavis, British literary critic (Culture & Environment)
  • Jul 18th Marie Ney, actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England

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Jul 18th George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], American gangster, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

American Gangster George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
American Gangster
George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
  • Jul 19th Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)
  • Jul 20th László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
  • Jul 21st H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • Jul 21st Ken Maynard, Texas, cowboy/actor/producer (Bigfoot)
  • Jul 22nd James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman
  • Jul 23rd Florence Vidor, [Arto], actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 23rd Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)
  • Jul 24th Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • Jul 25th Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)
  • Jul 26th Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England
  • Jul 26th Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person (d. 1922)
  • Jul 30th Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
  • Aug 1st Benjamin E Mays, SC, African American educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
  • Aug 2nd Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
  • Aug 3rd Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)
  • Aug 7th Edward Gill, baseball player
  • Aug 8th Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)
  • Aug 9th Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
  • Aug 9th Nat Pendleton, Davenport IA, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless)
  • Aug 10th Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • Aug 10th Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 13th Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic/actor (Lion-Wizard of Oz)
  • Aug 13th Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row)