Famous People Born in 1898

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 345

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

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Mar 5th 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 6th Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • Mar 6th Jay C Flippen, Little Rock AR, actor (Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay)
  • Mar 6th Jimmy Conzelman, NFL QB/coach/team owner (Chicago)
  • Mar 6th Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • Mar 7th Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
  • Mar 8th Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 10th Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 11th Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
  • Mar 12th Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)
  • Mar 13th Josie Sedgwick, TX, actress (Son of Oklahoma)
  • Mar 14th Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18th Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • Mar 18th Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23rd Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
  • Mar 23rd Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
  • Mar 24th Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
  • Mar 24th George Alpert, railroad executive
  • Mar 26th Renzo Massarani, composer
  • Mar 26th Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • Mar 29th Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
  • Mar 30th Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • Mar 30th Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)
  • Apr 1st Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], actress (Blood & Sand), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 1st Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • Apr 1st Roger Bastide, French sociologist
  • Apr 1st William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
  • Apr 3rd George Jessel, toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic)
  • Apr 3rd Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life)
  • Apr 4th Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
  • Apr 6th Bobby Gilbert, actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Apr 8th Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
  • Apr 8th Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)

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

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