Famous People Born in 1898

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 345

  • Jan 1 George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
  • Jan 1 Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
  • Jan 3 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Jan 3 ZaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)
  • Jan 4 Roger Vuataz, composer
  • Jan 6 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • Jan 6 Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • Jan 7 Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
  • Jan 7 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 9 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • Jan 9 Vilma Banky, Budapest Hungary, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel)
  • Jan 9 Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
  • Jan 11 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • Jan 12 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
  • Jan 13 Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
  • Jan 13 Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • Jan 13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • Jan 14 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 16 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • Jan 20 Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • Jan 20 U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
  • Jan 21 Avery Claflin, composer
  • Jan 21 John George, Syria, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
  • Jan 22 Alexander Abramsky, composer
  • Jan 22 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
  • Jan 22 Gustaf Paulson, composer
  • Jan 22 Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
  • Jan 22 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
  • Jan 22 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • Jan 23 Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
  • Jan 23 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • Jan 24 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • Jan 25 Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
  • Jan 28 Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • Jan 28 Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
  • Jan 29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • Jan 29 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
  • Feb 2 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
  • Feb 3 Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)
  • Feb 3 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • Feb 7 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • Feb 10 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • Feb 10 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • Feb 10 Judith Anderson, Adelaide Aust, actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon)
  • Feb 10 Robert Keith, Fowler IN, actor (Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One)
  • Feb 11 Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
  • Feb 12 Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
  • Feb 12 [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
  • Feb 13 Neville Pearson, English publisher
  • Feb 14 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter)
  • Feb 15 Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri)
  • Feb 15 Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • Feb 16 Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
  • Feb 17 Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
  • Feb 18 Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
  • Feb 18 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
  • Feb 18 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
  • Feb 21 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • Feb 22 Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
  • Feb 23 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
  • Feb 24 Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • Feb 25 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • Feb 26 Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
  • Feb 27 Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
  • Feb 27 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
  • Feb 28 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey)
  • Mar 4 Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)

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Mar 5 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • Mar 6 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • Mar 6 Jay C Flippen, Little Rock AR, actor (Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay)
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Conzelman, NFL QB/coach/team owner (Chicago)
  • Mar 6 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • Mar 7 Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
  • Mar 8 Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 10 Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 11 Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
  • Mar 12 Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)
  • Mar 13 Josie Sedgwick, TX, actress (Son of Oklahoma)
  • Mar 14 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • Mar 18 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23 Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
  • Mar 23 Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
  • Mar 24 Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
  • Mar 24 George Alpert, railroad executive
  • Mar 26 Renzo Massarani, composer
  • Mar 26 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • Mar 29 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
  • Mar 30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • Mar 30 Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)
  • Apr 1 Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], actress (Blood & Sand), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 1 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • Apr 1 Roger Bastide, French sociologist
  • Apr 1 William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
  • Apr 3 George Jessel, toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic)
  • Apr 3 Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life)
  • Apr 4 Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
  • Apr 6 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Apr 8 Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
  • Apr 8 Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)

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Apr 9 Curly Lambeau, First coach of the Green Bay Packers, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1965)

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Apr 9 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer
  • Apr 9 Paul Robeson, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 11 Lou Holtz, comedian/actor (Follow the Leader)
  • Apr 12 Grantley H Adams, Premier of Barbados (1953-58) and Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation (1958-62), born in St. Michael, British Windward Islands
  • Apr 12 Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)
  • Apr 14 Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 15 Marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)
  • Apr 15 Nini de Boel, Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
  • Apr 18 Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer
  • Apr 19 Constance Talmadge, comedienne/actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 19 Sybil Andrews, English/Canadian painter
  • Apr 21 Steve Owen, NFL tackle, coach (NY Giants)
  • Apr 23 Edwin E Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov)
  • Apr 25 Fred Haney, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • Apr 26 Edward PF Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 26 John Grierson, documentary filmmaker
  • Apr 26 Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
  • May 1 Eugene R Black, US, President of World Bank (1953-62)
  • May 2 Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark)
  • May 3 Golda Meir, [Meyerson], Kiev Ukraine, 4th Israeli PM (1969-74)
  • May 3 Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist/educator
  • May 6 Daniel Gerber, Freemont Mi, beloved by babies at mealtime
  • May 6 Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor
  • May 7 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth (d. 1996)
  • May 10 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • May 10 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 13 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • May 14 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer
  • May 15 Arlette-Leonie Arletty, [Bathiat], Courbevoie France, actress (Maxime)
  • May 16 August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
  • May 16 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (d. 1980)
  • May 17 Alfred Joseph Casson, Canadian painter (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • May 19 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • May 21 Armand Hammer, millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, born in Vizovice, Moravia (d. 1972)
  • May 22 René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven)
  • May 23 Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)
  • May 23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • May 23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • May 24 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
  • May 25 Bennett Cerf, publisher (Random House) panelist (What's My Line)
  • May 25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in New York City (d. 1978)
  • May 25 Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • May 25 Mischa Levitzki, composer
  • May 26 Ernst Bacon, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • May 26 Gerard Bertouille, composer
  • May 28 Andy Kirk, jazz musician
  • May 31 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
  • May 31 Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)
  • Jun 1 Curtis Stevens, US, 2 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Jun 1 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • Jun 1 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 3 Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
  • Jun 5 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain, poet/dramatist (Blood Wedding)
  • Jun 6 Ninette de Valois, [Edris Stannus], Engl, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
  • Jun 6 Walter Abel, actor (Suspicion, Dream Girl), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 9 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • Jun 9 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
  • Jun 10 Virginia Valli, [McSweeney], actress (Pleasure Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Eva J C Beck, actress (Resurrection)
  • Jun 15 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist
  • Jun 17 Maurits C Escher, Dutch graphic artist
  • Jun 17 Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • Jun 18 Carleton Percy Hobbs, Farnborough England
  • Jun 19 Paul Muller-Zurich, composer
  • Jun 19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • Jun 21 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
  • Jun 25 Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, Albany New York, American painter and poet
  • Jun 26 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer
  • Jun 26 Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (d. 1971)
  • Jun 27 Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova, Russ/Aust author (Students)
  • Jun 27 Tibor Harsanyi, composer
  • Jun 30 George Chandler, Waukegan Ill, actor (Lassie)
  • Jul 1 Andre-Marie Charue, bishop of Namen Belgium

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Jul 4 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Jul 4 Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy)
  • Jul 4 Dr. Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian (d. 1997)
  • Jul 5 Yip Man, Ving Tsun Sifu and Master of Style (Gung-Gung) (d. 1972)
  • Jul 6 Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda
  • Jul 7 Hanns Eisler, composer
  • Jul 8 Alec Waugh, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England
  • Jul 8 Melville Ruick, Boise Idaho, actor (Barton-City Hospital)
  • Jul 9 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist (Mary, Revolt in Congo)
  • Jul 9 Marcel Delannoy, composer
  • Jul 11 Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)
  • Jul 11 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange
  • Jul 13 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • Jul 13 Julius Schreck, member of the Nazi party (d. 1936)
  • Jul 14 Ivan Triesault, Estonia, actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute)
  • Jul 14 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • Jul 15 Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer