Famous People Born in 1902

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 441

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar 24th Thomas E. Dewey, Owosso Michigan, Governor and Republican presidential candidate 1944, 1948

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