Famous People Born in 1900

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 400

  • Jan 1st Hubert van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
  • Jan 1st William Haines, Staunton VA, actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney)
  • Jan 1st Xavier Cugat, Barcelona Spain, bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)
  • Jan 1st Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (d. 1986)
  • Jan 3rd Dorothy Arnzer, director
  • Jan 3rd Maurice Jaubert, composer
  • Jan 4th James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5th Dennis Gabor, Hung/Brit physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
  • Jan 5th Paula Ludwig, writer
  • Jan 5th Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • Jan 6th Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • Jan 7th John Brownlee, Australian tenor (d. 1969)
  • Jan 8th Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
  • Jan 9th Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
  • Jan 9th Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
  • Jan 12th Vaino Hannikainen, composer
  • Jan 13th Yasuji Kiyose, composer
  • Jan 15th Caesar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
  • Jan 17th Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts
  • Jan 20th Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
  • Jan 20th Doris Deane, WI, entertainer
  • Jan 20th Colin Clive, British actor (d. 1937)
  • Jan 22nd Franz Salmhofer, composer
  • Jan 23rd Mary Philips, CT, actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
  • Jan 23rd Ralph Graves, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 23rd William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
  • Jan 25th Mildred Dunnock, Balt, actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story)
  • Jan 25th Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukraine, genetist/writer (Mankind Evolving)
  • Jan 25th Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
  • Jan 26th Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • Jan 27th Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
  • Jan 28th Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)
  • Jan 28th Anni Holdmann, Germany, 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • Jan 28th Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • Jan 28th Michael Dewar Head, composer
  • Jan 28th Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 29th Marco Tajcevic, composer
  • Jan 29th Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
  • Jan 30th Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, composer
  • Jan 30th Martita Hunt, Argentina, actress (Man in Grey, Becket)
  • Jan 30th Sandy Powell, Rotherham England, costume designer (Rob Roy)
  • Jan 31st Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer
  • Feb 1st Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)
  • Feb 2nd Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
  • Feb 2nd Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, born in Salem, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • Feb 2nd Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • Feb 3rd Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • Feb 5th Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), pres candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
  • Feb 6th Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
  • Feb 6th Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)
  • Feb 8th Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer
  • Feb 8th John Cameron, Scottish judge, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Feb 8th Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • Feb 11th Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
  • Feb 11th Thomas Hitchcock Jr, great polo player (Westchester Cup 1924,27,30,39)
  • Feb 11th Josei Toda, Japanese educator (d. 1958)
  • Feb 12th Fred Emney, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino), born in London, England
  • Feb 16th Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • Feb 19th Giorgos Seferis, writer
  • Feb 20th Antonio Veretti, composer
  • Feb 20th Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
  • Feb 21st Madeleine Renaud, French actress/theater director (Plaisir)
  • Feb 21st Sydney Arnold, English comic/actor (Miss Jones & Son)
  • Feb 22nd Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • Feb 22nd Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)
  • Feb 22nd Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)
  • Feb 23rd Elinor Remick Warren, composer
  • Feb 25th Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • Feb 26th Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • Feb 28th Laura Z Hobson, writer
  • Feb 28th Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
  • Mar 1st Edna Swithenbank Manley, Jamaican sculptor, wife of PM
  • Mar 1st Yorgos Seferis, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)
  • Mar 1st Donald Keith Falkner, singer
  • Mar 2nd Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
  • Mar 3rd Edna Best, Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo)
  • Mar 4th Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • Mar 4th Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
  • Mar 5th Ludwig Donath, actor (Jolson Story, Jolson Sings Again)
  • Mar 6th John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian (University of London)
  • Mar 6th Ludwig Donath, actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 6th Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • Mar 7th Evald Aav, Estonian composer (Vikerlased), born in Tallinn (d. 1939) [OS 22 Feb]
  • Mar 7th Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter
  • Mar 7th [Albert] Carel Willink, Dutch painter (magic realism)
  • Mar 9th Aimone duke of Spoleta/Aosta, Italian king of Croatia (1941-43)
  • Mar 9th Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (d. 1973)
  • Mar 10th Sherman Billingsley, Enid Ok, talk show host (Stork Club)
  • Mar 12th David Croll, QC senator
  • Mar 12th Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer
  • Mar 13th Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
  • Mar 15th Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
  • Mar 17th Alfred Newman, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 19th Roy Roberts, actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 19th [Jean] Frederic Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1935)
  • Mar 21st Eugenie Leontovitch, Moscow Russia, actor (Homicidal)
  • Mar 21st Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • Mar 23rd Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
  • Mar 23rd Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
  • Mar 24th June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • Mar 26th Isadore Freed, composer
  • Mar 28th Achille Longo, composer
  • Mar 28th Robert Harris, actor (Big Caper, Laughing Anne)
  • Mar 29th John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
  • Mar 29th Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
  • Mar 31st Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
  • Apr 1st Robert McDowell, Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland (d. 1988)
  • Apr 2nd Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
  • Apr 2nd Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
  • Apr 3rd Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 5th Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)

  • Apr 6th Andres Sas, composer
  • Apr 6th Leo Robin, US writer (Thanks For the Memory)
  • Apr 7th Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • Apr 9th Allen Jenkins, actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Apr 10th Jean Duvieusart, premier (Belgium 1950)
  • Apr 11th Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 13th Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 14th Salvatore Baccaloni, actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 16th Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
  • Apr 18th Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer
  • Apr 19th Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • Apr 19th Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
  • Apr 20th Fred Raymond, composer
  • Apr 20th Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
  • Apr 23rd Ary Verhaar, composer
  • Apr 23rd Henry Barraud, composer
  • Apr 23rd Joseph Green, filmmaker
  • Apr 23rd Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Apr 25th Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, British politician and diplomat
  • Apr 25th Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)
  • Apr 26th Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
  • Apr 26th Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26th James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
  • Apr 26th Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
  • Apr 27th Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker's creator)
  • Apr 28th Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter Wölfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • Apr 28th Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud")
  • Apr 28th Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)
  • May 1st Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
  • May 2nd Helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)
  • May 5th Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • May 5th Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • May 5th Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
  • May 5th Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
  • May 7th Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
  • May 7th Ralph Truman, actor (Web of Evidence), born in London, England
  • May 12th Helene Weigel, Austria/German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage)
  • May 13th Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
  • May 14th Billie Dove, [Lilian Bohny], actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14th Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • May 14th Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • May 14th Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
  • May 17th Nicolai Berezowsky, composer
  • May 18th Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
  • May 20th Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 22nd Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)
  • May 23rd Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
  • May 24th Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • May 24th Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • May 25th Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
  • May 27th Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
  • May 28th Owen Aisher, president (Marley)
  • May 28th Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
  • May 31st Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
  • Jun 2nd David Wynne, composer
  • Jun 3rd Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)
  • Jun 5th Barbara Gooden, novelist
  • Jun 6th Arthur Askey, actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 6th Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957)
  • Jun 7th Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman, poet/translator/critic (Garden of Eros)
  • Jun 8th Herman J Friedericy, [H J Merlijn], writer (Last general)
  • Jun 9th Fred Waring, Tyrone Penn, musician/conductor/inventor (Waring Blender)
  • Jun 9th Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot
  • Jun 10th Henri Bruning, Dutch literary
  • Jun 11th Lawrence E Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 12th Amadeo Roldan, composer
  • Jun 12th Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Sonna)
  • Jun 13th Ian Hunter, Capetown South Africa, actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn)
  • Jun 14th June Walker, IL, actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven)
  • Jun 15th Otto Clarence Luening, composer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15th Paul J Mares, US, jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
  • Jun 15th Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (d. 1984)
  • Jun 16th Jan van Tilburg, governor Suriname (PVDA, 1955-62)
  • Jun 17th Hermann Reuter, composer
  • Jun 17th Martin Bormann, propoganda minister (Hitler)
  • Jun 19th Laura Hobson, TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 20th Ernest White, composer
  • Jun 21st Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • Jun 22nd Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
  • Jun 24th Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Jun 25th Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
  • Jun 25th Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral
  • Jun 26th Joseph E A "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter
  • Jun 27th Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77)
  • Jun 28th Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
  • Jun 29th Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
  • Jun 30th Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 2nd Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
  • Jul 3rd John Mason Brown, Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway)