Famous People Born in 1899

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 342

  • Jan 1st Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer
  • Jan 1st Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
  • Jan 1st Raymond Loucheur, composer
  • Jan 2nd Alexander Tcherepnin, St Petersburg Russia, composer
  • Jan 2nd Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium, premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)
  • Jan 6th Phyllis Haver, Douglas KS, silent screen actress (What Price Glory)
  • Jan 7th Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 7th Kenneth Thomson, Pitts, actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant)
  • Jan 8th Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
  • Jan 12th Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
  • Jan 12th Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
  • Jan 14th Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
  • Jan 14th Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)
  • Jan 15th Goodman Ace, radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist (Better of Goodman)

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Jan 17th Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • Jan 17th Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England
  • Jan 17th Robert Maynard Hutchins, US, educator/civil libertarian
  • Jan 17th Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
  • Jan 19th [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
  • Jan 20th Alexander Tcherepnin, composer
  • Jan 20th Kenjiro Takayanagi, VP (JVC)
  • Jan 21st Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor (Quo Vardis), born in Florence (d. 1928)
  • Jan 22nd Guido Kisch, Czech/German/US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • Jan 23rd Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
  • Jan 23rd Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • Jan 25th Goodman Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • Jan 25th "Sleepy" John Estes, blues musician, born in Ripley, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • Jan 26th Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)
  • Jan 27th Granville English, composer
  • Jan 28th Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
  • Jan 28th Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
  • Jan 30th Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)
  • Feb 2nd Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 3rd Doris Speed, actress (Annie-Coronation Street)
  • Feb 3rd Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • Feb 3rd João Café Filho, Brazilian president (d. 1970)
  • Feb 3rd Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
  • Feb 6th Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], Durango Mexico, actor (Ben Hur)
  • Feb 7th Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
  • Feb 12th Albert Huybrechts, composer
  • Feb 14th John Randall Jr, Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)
  • Feb 15th Gale Sondergard, Litchfield Mn, actress (Cat & Canary, Road to Rio)
  • Feb 15th Georges Auric, Lodve France, Composer
  • Feb 15th Lillian Disney, wife of animator Walt Disney, born in Spalding, Idaho (d. 1997)
  • Feb 18th Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • Feb 19th Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
  • Feb 20th Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, LI NY, founder (Pan Am Airways)
  • Feb 20th Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
  • Feb 22nd Dwight Frye, Salina KS, actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein)
  • Feb 22nd George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)
  • Feb 22nd Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
  • Feb 23rd Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • Feb 23rd Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Feb 24th Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • Feb 25th Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
  • Feb 26th Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27th Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • Feb 27th Ian Keith, actor (Rochefort-3 Musketeers), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 27th Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
  • Feb 28th Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist
  • Mar 1st Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (d. 1972)
  • Mar 2nd Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian dame
  • Mar 3rd Alfred M Gruenther, US, commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)
  • Mar 3rd Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • Mar 4th Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
  • Mar 5th Patrick Hadley, composer
  • Mar 8th Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
  • Mar 8th Elmer Keith, Firearms enthusiast and Author (d. 1984)
  • Mar 10th Finn Hoffding, composer
  • Mar 10th Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
  • Mar 11th Frederick IX, [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
  • Mar 13th Pancho Vladigerov, composer
  • Mar 13th Jan Lechoń, Polish poet (d. 1956)
  • Mar 13th John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism
  • Mar 14th K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • Mar 15th George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)
  • Mar 18th Lavrenti Beria, chief of Soviet secret police under Stalin
  • Mar 23rd Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
  • Mar 25th Bella Spewack, Hungary, playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
  • Mar 25th Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
  • Mar 25th Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
  • Mar 26th James B Connant, chemist/college president (Yale)
  • Mar 26th William Baines, composer

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Mar 27th Gloria Swanson, American actress (Sunset Boulevard, Queen Kelly), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Mar 28th Harold B. Lee, American religious leader (d. 1973)
  • Mar 28th August Anheuser Busch, Jr., brewing magnate and American baseball executive (d. 1989)
  • Mar 28th Buck Shaw, American football coach (d. 1977)
  • Mar 30th Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM)
  • Mar 30th Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, well known Bengali writer (d. 1970)
  • Apr 1st Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
  • Apr 3rd Cees Lasseur, Dutch actor/owner (Hague Comedy)
  • Apr 3rd David Jack, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Apr 4th William Brann, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23)
  • Apr 5th William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge
  • Apr 7th Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
  • Apr 9th James Smith McDonnell, American aviator and engineer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 11th Percy L Julian, chemist (drugs for treatment of arthritis)
  • Apr 13th Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer
  • Apr 13th Alfred Moser Butts, game inventor (Scrabble)
  • Apr 13th Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher
  • Apr 16th Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)
  • Apr 17th Vincent Wigglesworth, entomologist
  • Apr 19th George O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)
  • Apr 21st Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer
  • Apr 21st Randall Thompson, composer (Trip to Nahant), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 22nd Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), born in London, England
  • Apr 23rd Vladimir Nabokov, St Petersburg, Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)
  • Apr 24th Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Apr 26th Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)

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Apr 27th Leo Diegel, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion), born in Detroit, Michigan

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel

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Apr 29th Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Apr 29th Karl Yngve Skold, composer
  • Apr 29th Natalie Talmadge, actress (Our Hospitality)
  • Apr 30th Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author (regional novels)
  • Apr 30th Lucie Mannheim, actress (East Meets West, 39 Steps), born in Berlin, Germany
  • May 3rd Aline MacMahon, McKeesport Pa, actress (Backdoor to Heaven)
  • May 5th Freeman Gosden, radio actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • May 6th Billy Cotton, British entertainer (d. 1969)
  • May 8th Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
  • May 8th [Friedrich] August von Hayek, Aust/British economist (Road to Serfdom)
  • May 8th Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (d. 1959)
  • May 9th Edward Pollock, saxophone/clarinet

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May 10th Fred Astaire, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • May 11th Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
  • May 12th Indra Devi, Latvian Yoga Instructor (d. 2002)
  • May 14th Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
  • May 14th Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • May 15th Jean-Etienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)
  • May 17th Ralf Harolde, actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 20th Estelle Taylor, Delaware, actress (8 Commandments)
  • May 20th John M Harlan, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 20th Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (d. 1969)
  • May 21st Ralph Sanford, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 24th Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)
  • May 24th Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
  • May 25th Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)
  • May 26th Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
  • May 26th Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
  • May 26th Antonio Barrette, French Canadian politician (d. 1968)
  • May 31st Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, born in Breslau (d. 1987)
  • May 31st Leonid Leonov, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • Jun 1st Werner Janssen, conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1st Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • Jun 2nd Royal Beal, actor (Death of a Salesman), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Jun 3rd Georg von Bekesy, Budapest Hungary, physician (Nobel-1961)
  • Jun 4th Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • Jun 4th Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (d. 1989)
  • Jun 7th Elizabeth Bowen, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland

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Jun 8th Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • Jun 10th Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
  • Jun 11th George Frederick McKay, composer
  • Jun 11th Yasonari Kawabata, Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes)
  • Jun 13th Carlos Chavez, Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfonia India)
  • Jun 14th Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)
  • Jun 16th Nelson Doubleday, US, publisher (Doubleday)
  • Jun 16th Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Jun 18th James Ralph Darling, teacher
  • Jun 19th George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
  • Jun 20th Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer
  • Jun 20th Jean Moulin, hero of the French Resistance (WW II)
  • Jun 21st Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer killed during the Holocaust, born in Brno (d. 1944)
  • Jun 22nd Dorothy Devore, actress (Narrow Street, Senior Daredevil), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jun 22nd Michal Kalecki, Polish economist
  • Jun 23rd Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, composer
  • Jun 24th Bruce Marshall, writer
  • Jun 24th Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man. Smith!)
  • Jun 25th Arthur Tracy, Kamenets-Podolsky Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)
  • Jun 26th Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • Jun 27th Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30th Frantisek Tomasek, bishop of Prague/cardinal
  • Jun 30th Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], Hillsboro, Texas, American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse)
  • Jul 1st Cavan O'Connor, singer
  • Jul 1st Charles Laughton, England, actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus)
  • Jul 1st Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr, fictional character "Indiana Jones"
  • Jul 1st Konstantinos Tsatsos Greek politician and president (1975-1980)
  • Jul 3rd Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer
  • Jul 3rd Otto Reinhold, composer
  • Jul 5th Anna Arnold Hedgeman, social activist (NYC cabinet)
  • Jul 5th Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, composer
  • Jul 5th Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
  • Jul 7th George Cukor, producer/director (Adam's Rib, Philadelphia Story)
  • Jul 8th David Eli Lilienthal, US government organizer (Wisconsin)
  • Jul 10th John Gilbert, American actor (d. 1936)
  • Jul 10th Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)

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Jul 11th E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
E. B. White
  • Jul 15th Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
  • Jul 16th Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY)

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Jul 17th James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in New York City

  • Jul 18th Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)
  • Jul 19th Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN)/Editor (The Truth)

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Jul 21st Ernest Hemingway, American author ('for whom the bell tolled... ', Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • Jul 21st Hart Crane, US, poet (Bridge)
  • Jul 23rd Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
  • Jul 24th Chief Dan George, actor (Little Big Man)
  • Jul 25th Arthur Lubin, film director
  • Jul 25th Ralph Dumke, Indiana, actor (Movieland Quiz)
  • Jul 26th Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
  • Jul 26th Danton Walker, Mariette Ga, columnist (Broadway Spotlight)
  • Jul 27th Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)
  • Jul 29th Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)