Famous Birthdays for Year 1897

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Birthdays 1 - 150 of 305

Jan 1st - Walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)
Jan 2nd - Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)
Jan 3rd - Marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13)
Jan 3rd - Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary)
Jan 5th - Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)
Jan 5th - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
Jan 6th - Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)
Jan 8th - Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
Jan 9th - Luis Gianneo, composer
Jan 9th - Karl Löwith, German philosopher (d. 1973)
Jan 10th - Albert Moeschinger, composer
Jan 11th - August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
Jan 12th - Hendrik J Valk, painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
Jan 14th - Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (d. 1978)
Jan 15th - Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
Jan 16th - Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
Jan 17th - Nils Asther, Malmö Sweden, actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster)
Jan 17th - Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)
Jan 19th - Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
Jan 19th - René Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
Jan 20th - Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
Jan 21st - J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), born in NYC, New York
Jan 21st - René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
Jan 22nd - Josef Stanislav, composer
Jan 22nd - Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino)
Jan 22nd - "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist
Jan 23rd - Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
Jan 23rd - Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
Jan 23rd - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
Jan 28th - Valentin Kataev, novelist/playwright (Embezzled), born in Odessa Ukraine (d. 1986)
Feb 1st - Denise Robins, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England
Feb 2nd - Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
Feb 2nd - Aimé Avignon, France's former oldest living man (d. 2007)
Feb 4th - Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU)
Feb 5th - Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO
Feb 6th - Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director (Nicholas Nickleby)
Mobster Louis BuchalterMobster Louis Buchalter (Feb 6th) Feb 6th - Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.), born in NYC, New York
Feb 7th - Quincy Porter, New Haven Ct, composer
Feb 9th - Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
Feb 10th - John Franklin Enders, Conn, microbiologist (polio-Nobel 1954)
Feb 11th - Yves de La Casiniere, composer
Feb 12th - Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
Feb 14th - Jorgen Bentzon, composer
Feb 15th - Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)
Feb 17th - Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady)
Feb 18th - Charles Kuentz, WW1 veteran, changed nationality 4 times (d.2005)
Feb 19th - Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
Feb 20th - Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter (Door, Window)
Feb 21st - Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek)
Feb 22nd - Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
Feb 27th - Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
Feb 27th - G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)
Feb 27th - Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
Mar 3rd - Jose Moreno Gans, composer
Mar 4th - Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
Mar 5th - Mei-ling Soong, Madame Chiang Kai-shek
Mar 5th - Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
Mar 11th - Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
Mar 13th - Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet (Statue of Fatigue)
Mar 13th - William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920)
Mar 15th - Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
Mar 17th - Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
Mar 18th - Betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)
Mar 19th - Betty Compson, Beaver UT, actress (Millionaire Kid, Mad Youth)
Mar 19th - L O'Flaherty, writer
Mar 24th - Charles Eyck, Dutch painter/sculptor
Mar 24th - Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis)
Mar 25th - John Laurie, Dumfries Scotland, actor (Jericho, Island of Desire)
Mar 27th - Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist
Mar 27th - Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/anti-fascist
Mar 28th - Sepp Herberger, German football coach (d. 1977)
Apr 1st - Willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma)
Apr 4th - Pierre Fresnay, Paris France, actor (Grand Illusion)
Apr 7th - Harald Sigurd Johan Saeverud, composer [OS]
Apr 7th - Walter Winchell, Harlem newscaster/columnist (Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
Apr 7th - Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
Apr 8th - Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)
Apr 10th - Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927)
Apr 11th - Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist
Apr 13th - Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (d. 1917)
Apr 14th - Barbara Wootten, U.K. baroness
Apr 14th - Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
Apr 16th - Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer
Apr 16th - Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist/composer (Stabat Mater)
Apr 16th - John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs)
Apr 17th - Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River)
Apr 17th - Harald Saeverud, Bergen Norway, composer (Saline) [NS]
Apr 17th - Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)
Apr 18th - Pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour) [or Apr 12]
Apr 18th - Ardito Desio, Italian topographer (d. 2001)
Apr 19th - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor/art benefactor
Apr 19th - Vivienne Segal, Phila, Broadway actress (Pal Joey)
Apr 19th - Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
Apr 20th - Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)
Apr 20th - Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor/director (Corsican Brothers)
Apr 23rd - Harold French, director (Encore)/actor
Apr 23rd - John Wengraf, actor (12 to Moon, Pride & Passion), born in Vienna, Austria
Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. PearsonPrime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (Apr 23rd) Apr 23rd - Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel 1957)
Apr 23rd - Lucius du Bignon Clay, US, general (WW II)/gov (West Germany)
Apr 24th - Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797)
Apr 24th - Gyorgy Kosa, composer
Apr 24th - Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (d. 1955)
Apr 25th - Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer
Apr 25th - VAA Mary, English princess
Apr 26th - Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)
Apr 26th - Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967)
Apr 28th - Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986)
Apr 30th - Humberto Mauro, Brazillina director and screenwriter (d. 1983)
May 2nd - J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
May 3rd - V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
May 6th - Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube)
May 7th - Kitty McKane, England, tennis (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1920, 24)
May 10th - Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923)
May 10th - Ewart Maurice Levy, 2nd Baronet
May 10th - Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)
May 11th - Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)
May 11th - Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
May 14th - Sidney Bechet, US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader
May 14th - Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)
May 16th - Walther Geiser, composer
May 17th - Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
Film Director Frank CapraFilm Director Frank Capra (May 18th) May 18th - Frank Capra, Italian-born American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night) (d.1991)
May 18th - Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), born in London, England
May 19th - Frank Luke, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
May 20th - Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (d. 1983)
May 22nd - Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)
May 25th - Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)
May 27th - John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
May 28th - Henry Kendall, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England
May 29th - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)
May 29th - Ignace Lilien, composer
May 31st - Margalo Gillmore, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society), born in London, England
Jun 3rd - Memphis Minnie, rocker
Jun 7th - George Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45)
Jun 8th - John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)
Jun 11th - Bruno Frei, writer
Jun 12th - Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)
Jun 12th - Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon (C), British PM (1955-57)
Runner nicknamed the Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi (Jun 13th) Jun 13th - Paavo Johannes Nurmi, Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1920/24/28)
Jun 16th - Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (d. 1948)
Jun 16th - Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
Jun 19th - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York
Jun 20th - Cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (S Afr all-rounder v Eng 1922-23)
Jun 20th - Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (d. 1973)
Jun 22nd - Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
Jun 22nd - Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
Jun 23rd - Winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival)
Jun 24th - Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipping magnate (d. 1992)
Jun 25th - Basil Radford, Chester England, actor (Whiskey Galore, Night Train)
Jun 25th - Hans Barth, composer

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