Famous People Born in 1900

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 400

  • Jan 1 Hubert van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
  • Jan 1 William Haines, Staunton VA, actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney)
  • Jan 1 Xavier Cugat, Spanish American bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo), born in Girona, Catalonia (d. 1990)
  • Jan 1 Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (d. 1986)
  • Jan 3 Dorothy Arnzer, director
  • Jan 3 Maurice Jaubert, composer
  • Jan 4 James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 Dennis Gabor, Hung/British physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
  • Jan 5 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • Jan 5 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • Jan 6 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • Jan 7 John Brownlee, Australian tenor (d. 1969)
  • Jan 8 Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
  • Jan 9 Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
  • Jan 9 Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
  • Jan 12 Vaino Hannikainen, composer
  • Jan 13 Yasuji Kiyose, composer
  • Jan 15 Caesar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
  • Jan 17 Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts
  • Jan 20 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
  • Jan 20 Doris Deane, WI, entertainer
  • Jan 20 Colin Clive, British actor (d. 1937)
  • Jan 22 Franz Salmhofer, composer
  • Jan 23 Mary Philips, CT, actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
  • Jan 23 Ralph Graves, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 23 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
  • Jan 25 Mildred Dunnock, Balt, actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story)
  • Jan 25 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukraine, genetist/writer (Mankind Evolving)
  • Jan 25 Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
  • Jan 26 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • Jan 27 Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
  • Jan 28 Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)
  • Jan 28 Anni Holdmann, Germany, 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • Jan 28 Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • Jan 28 Michael Dewar Head, composer
  • Jan 28 Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 29 Marco Tajcevic, composer
  • Jan 29 Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
  • Jan 30 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, composer
  • Jan 30 Martita Hunt, Argentina, actress (Man in Grey, Becket)
  • Jan 30 Sandy Powell, Rotherham England, costume designer (Rob Roy)
  • Jan 31 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, born in NYC, New York City (d. 1982)
  • Feb 1 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)
  • Feb 2 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
  • Feb 2 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • Feb 2 Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, born in Salem, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • Feb 3 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • Feb 5 Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), presidential candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
  • Feb 6 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
  • Feb 6 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)
  • Feb 8 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer
  • Feb 8 John Cameron, Scottish judge, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Feb 8 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • Feb 11 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
  • Feb 11 Thomas Hitchcock Jr, great polo player (Westchester Cup 1924,27,30,39)
  • Feb 11 Josei Toda, Japanese educator (d. 1958)
  • Feb 12 Fred Emney, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • Feb 19 Giorgos Seferis, writer
  • Feb 20 Antonio Veretti, composer
  • Feb 20 Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
  • Feb 21 Madeleine Renaud, French actress/theater director (Plaisir)
  • Feb 21 Sydney Arnold, English comic/actor (Miss Jones & Son)
  • Feb 22 Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)
  • Feb 22 Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)
  • Feb 22 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • Feb 23 Elinor Remick Warren, composer
  • Feb 25 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • Feb 26 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • Feb 28 Laura Z Hobson, writer
  • Feb 28 Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
  • Mar 1 Edna Swithenbank Manley, Jamaican sculptor, wife of PM
  • Mar 1 Yorgos Seferis, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)
  • Mar 1 Donald Keith Falkner, singer
  • Mar 2 Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
  • Mar 3 Edna Best, Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo)
  • Mar 4 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • Mar 4 Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
  • Mar 5 Ludwig Donath, actor (Jolson Story, Jolson Sings Again)
  • Mar 6 John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian (University of London)
  • Mar 6 Ludwig Donath, actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 6 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • Mar 7 Evald Aav, Estonian composer (Vikerlased), born in Tallinn (d. 1939) [OS 22 Feb]
  • Mar 7 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter
  • Mar 7 [Albert] Carel Willink, Dutch painter (magic realism)
  • Mar 9 Aimone duke of Spoleta/Aosta, Italian king of Croatia (1941-43)
  • Mar 9 Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (d. 1973)
  • Mar 10 Sherman Billingsley, Enid Ok, talk show host (Stork Club)
  • Mar 12 David Croll, QC senator
  • Mar 12 Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer
  • Mar 13 Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
  • Mar 15 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
  • Mar 17 Alfred Newman, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 19 Roy Roberts, actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 19 [Jean] Frederic Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1935)
  • Mar 21 Eugenie Leontovitch, Moscow Russia, actor (Homicidal)
  • Mar 21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • Mar 23 Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
  • Mar 23 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
  • Mar 24 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • Mar 26 Isadore Freed, composer
  • Mar 28 Achille Longo, composer
  • Mar 28 Robert Harris, actor (Big Caper, Laughing Anne)
  • Mar 29 John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
  • Mar 29 Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
  • Mar 31 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
  • Apr 1 Robert McDowell, Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland (d. 1988)
  • Apr 2 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
  • Apr 2 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
  • Apr 3 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon

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

  • Apr 6 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • Apr 6 Leo Robin, US writer (Thanks For the Memory)
  • Apr 7 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • Apr 9 Allen Jenkins, actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Apr 10 Jean Duvieusart, premier (Belgium 1950)
  • Apr 11 Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 13 Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 14 Salvatore Baccaloni, actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 16 Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
  • Apr 18 Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer
  • Apr 19 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • Apr 19 Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
  • Apr 20 Fred Raymond, composer
  • Apr 20 Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
  • Apr 23 Ary Verhaar, Dutch composer, dies at 93
  • Apr 23 Henry Barraud, composer
  • Apr 23 Joseph Green, filmmaker
  • Apr 23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Apr 25 Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, British politician and diplomat
  • Apr 25 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)
  • Apr 26 Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
  • Apr 26 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26 James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
  • Apr 26 Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
  • Apr 27 Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker's creator)
  • Apr 28 Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter Wölfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • Apr 28 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud")
  • Apr 28 Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)
  • May 1 Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
  • May 2 Helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)
  • May 5 Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • May 5 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • May 5 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
  • May 5 Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
  • May 7 Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
  • May 7 Ralph Truman, actor (Web of Evidence), born in London, England
  • May 12 Helene Weigel, Austria/German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage)
  • May 13 Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
  • May 14 Billie Dove, [Lilian Bohny], actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • May 14 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • May 14 Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
  • May 17 Nicolai Berezowsky, composer
  • May 18 Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
  • May 20 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 22 Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)
  • May 23 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
  • May 24 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • May 24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • May 25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
  • May 27 Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
  • May 28 Owen Aisher, president (Marley)
  • May 28 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
  • May 31 Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
  • Jun 2 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), born in Penderyn (d. 1983)
  • Jun 3 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)
  • Jun 5 Barbara Gooden, novelist
  • Jun 6 Arthur Askey, actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 6 Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957)
  • Jun 7 Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman, poet/translator/critic (Garden of Eros)
  • Jun 8 Herman J Friedericy, [H J Merlijn], writer (Last general)
  • Jun 9 Fred Waring, Tyrone Penn, musician/conductor/inventor (Waring Blender)
  • Jun 9 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot
  • Jun 10 Henri Bruning, Dutch literary
  • Jun 11 Lawrence E Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 12 Amadeo Roldan, composer
  • Jun 12 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Sonna)
  • Jun 13 Ian Hunter, Capetown South Africa, actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn)
  • Jun 14 June Walker, IL, actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven)
  • Jun 15 Otto Clarence Luening, composer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Paul J Mares, US, jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
  • Jun 15 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (d. 1984)
  • Jun 16 Jan van Tilburg, governor Suriname (PVDA, 1955-62)
  • Jun 17 Hermann Reuter, composer
  • Jun 17 Martin Bormann, propoganda minister (Hitler)
  • Jun 19 Laura Hobson, TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 20 Ernest White, composer
  • Jun 21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • Jun 22 Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
  • Jun 24 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Jun 25 Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
  • Jun 25 Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral
  • Jun 26 Joseph E A "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter
  • Jun 27 Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77)
  • Jun 28 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
  • Jun 29 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
  • Jun 30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 2 Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
  • Jul 3 John Mason Brown, critic (Tonight on Broadway), born in Louisville, Kentucky