Famous People Born in 1902

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 441

  • Jan 1 Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
  • Jan 2 Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • Jan 2 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 3 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
  • Jan 4 John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • Jan 5 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • Jan 6 Mark Brunswick, composer
  • Jan 6 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
  • Jan 6 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
  • Jan 8 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • Jan 8 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
  • Jan 8 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • Jan 9 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • Jan 11 Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
  • Jan 12 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jan 12 Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jan 12 Simon H Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
  • Jan 14 Alfred Tarski, mathematician/logician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 14 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • Jan 15 Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64), born in Kuwait City (d. 1969)
  • Jan 16 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • Jan 16 Evelyn Levine, composer
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
  • Jan 19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • Jan 22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • Jan 23 Benny Waters, saxophonist
  • Jan 24 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • Jan 24 Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • Jan 24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • Jan 25 Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
  • Jan 26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • Jan 26 Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • Jan 30 Elise Cavanna, actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
  • Jan 30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • Jan 31 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • Jan 31 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
  • Jan 31 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
  • Feb 1 Carlo Borbolla, composer

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Feb 1 Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Feb 1 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • Feb 2 Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)
  • Feb 2 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)

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Feb 4 Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Feb 4 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
  • Feb 6 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
  • Feb 6 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • Feb 7 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • Feb 8 Lyle Talbot, [Lysle Hollywood], actor (Glen or Glenda), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 8 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 9 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • Feb 9 Chester H Lauck, Allene AR, actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live)
  • Feb 9 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
  • Feb 10 Stella Adler, NY, actress (My Girl Tisa)

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Feb 10 Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

  • Feb 11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • Feb 12 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • Feb 12 William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)
  • Feb 14 Fred Scott, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California
  • Feb 14 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 Stu Erwin, Squaw Valley California, actor (Stu Erwin Show)
  • Feb 14 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • Feb 14 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 17 Marian Anderson, operatic contralto (banned by D.A.R.), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • Feb 19 Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)
  • Feb 19 John Bubbles, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 19 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), born in NYC, New York

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Feb 20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • Feb 21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • Feb 21 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • Feb 21 John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
  • Feb 22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • Feb 25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • Feb 25 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • Feb 26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • Feb 26 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • Feb 27 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920)
  • Feb 27 Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)

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Feb 27 John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

  • Mar 2 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • Mar 2 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • Mar 3 Ruby Dandridge, actress (Father of the Bride), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 7 Heinz Ruehmann, German actor/director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick)
  • Mar 8 Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
  • Mar 8 Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)
  • Mar 9 Edward Durell Stone, US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
  • Mar 9 Will Geer, Frankfort Indiana, American actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)
  • Mar 11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • Mar 15 Kitty Masters, actress
  • Mar 16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)

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Mar 17 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Mar 20 Edgar Buchanan, Humansville Mo, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction)
  • Mar 20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • Mar 21 Carl Jaffe, Hamburg Germany, actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement)
  • Mar 21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • Mar 21 William Downie Forrest, journalist
  • Mar 22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
  • Mar 23 Philip Ober, Fort Payne Ala, actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie)

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Mar 24 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Mar 25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • Mar 26 Leslie Melville, economist
  • Mar 27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • Mar 27 Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 28 Flora Robson, South Shields England, actress (Dominique is Dead)
  • Mar 28 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist
  • Mar 28 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 29 William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
  • Mar 29 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • Mar 30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 30 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • Apr 1 L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 & 0)
  • Apr 1 Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
  • Apr 2 Danilo Svara, composer
  • Apr 2 Jan Tschichold, German typographer (d. 1974)
  • Apr 3 Henri Garat, actor (Congress Dances), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 3 Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson, composer
  • Apr 4 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • Apr 4 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • Apr 6 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 6 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 8 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • Apr 8 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 9 Frantisek Suchy, composer [or April 21, 1891]
  • Apr 11 Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59)
  • Apr 13 Godfrey Kenton, English actor (Well's Theater), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Apr 13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 14 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • Apr 14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
  • Apr 15 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • Apr 17 Anton Beuving, lyricist (Ketelbinkie)
  • Apr 17 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician (d. 1974)
  • Apr 18 Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Donald Wolfit, England, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed)
  • Apr 20 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
  • Apr 21 Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)
  • Apr 22 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
  • Apr 23 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • Apr 25 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
  • Apr 27 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 28 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
  • Apr 29 Theodore Chanler, composer
  • Apr 30 Andre-Francois Marescotti, composer
  • Apr 30 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer
  • May 2 Brian Aherne, Worcestershire England, actor (Juarez)
  • May 2 Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Peyton Place, Our Little Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 3 Hugo Friedhofer, composer
  • May 3 Jack Larue, actor (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3 Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
  • May 3 Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 3 Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)
  • May 4 Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author
  • May 4 Cvjetko Rihtman, composer
  • May 4 Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter
  • May 6 Walter Dawson, British Air Chief marshall
  • May 6 Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • May 6 Max Ophüls, German-born director (d. 1957)
  • May 7 Sal Gliatto, baseball player
  • May 8 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
  • May 8 Milford "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ bat early 1930's, All Black half)
  • May 10 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 10 Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37)
  • May 10 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
  • May 11 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
  • May 12 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chic)
  • May 16 Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor (Her Wonderful Lie)
  • May 17 John Vincent, composer
  • May 18 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
  • May 20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • May 21 Earl Averill, baseball player (d. 1983)
  • May 21 Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
  • May 22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • May 25 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
  • May 27 Celius Dougherty, composer
  • May 30 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • May 30 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Perry], Fla, actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star
  • May 31 Billy Mayerl, composer
  • May 31 Henk Schaer, [Hendricus JM Schaareman], actor/conductor
  • May 31 Ralph Walter Wood, composer
  • Jun 3 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • Jun 4 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Jun 5 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Avraham Daus, composer
  • Jun 6 Harold Roxbee Cox Kings Norton, aeronautical engineer
  • Jun 6 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • Jun 7 Herman B Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary)
  • Jun 10 Gaston Brenta, composer
  • Jun 10 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)