Famous People Born in 1903

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 408

  • Jan 2nd Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem JMA Asselbergs], literary
  • Jan 3rd Charles Foulkes, Canada, general
  • Jan 4th Joris Diels, Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy)
  • Jan 5th Leighton Lucas, composer
  • Jan 5th Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
  • Jan 6th Boris Blacher, Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
  • Jan 6th Francis L Sullivan, actor (Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England
  • Jan 6th Maurice Abravanel, Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer
  • Jan 6th Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 7th Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 7th Albrecht Haushofer, writer
  • Jan 7th Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer
  • Jan 7th Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer
  • Jan 8th Gene Roth, [Eugene Stutenroth], SD, actor (She Demons, Spider)
  • Jan 9th Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
  • Jan 10th Barbara Hepworth, English abstract sculptor/actress (Rescued by Rover)
  • Jan 10th Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor
  • Jan 10th Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
  • Jan 10th Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11th Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
  • Jan 12th Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist - helped develop 1st Soviet nuclear weapon
  • Jan 14th Veronica Turleigh, County Donegal Ireland, actress (Promoter)
  • Jan 15th Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • Jan 17th Warren Hull, Gasport NY, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World)
  • Jan 17th Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, filmmaker (d. 1953)
  • Jan 18th Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
  • Jan 19th Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
  • Jan 20th Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)
  • Jan 20th Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian
  • Jan 22nd Robin Humphrey Milford, composer
  • Jan 22nd Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
  • Jan 23rd Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
  • Jan 24th Robert Gwathmey, artist (Arts & Letters)
  • Jan 27th John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist
  • Jan 27th Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
  • Jan 28th Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
  • Jan 29th Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
  • Jan 30th G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)
  • Jan 31st Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)
  • Jan 31st Tallulah Bankhead, Huntsville Ala, actress (Lifeboat, Die Die Darling)
  • Feb 1st Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
  • Feb 2nd Frank McGrath, Mound City Mo, actor (Wagon Train)
  • Feb 3rd Priaulx Rainier, composer
  • Feb 3rd Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor
  • Feb 4th Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician
  • Feb 4th Berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], actor (Beatrice)
  • Feb 4th Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • Feb 4th Frank Howley, Hampton NY, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans)
  • Feb 4th Siro Cisilino, composer
  • Feb 5th Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
  • Feb 5th Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
  • Feb 5th Nathaniel Owings, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 6th John Dunning, cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's)
  • Feb 6th Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty)

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Feb 8th Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), born in Alor Star, Kedah (d. 1990)

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Feb 8th Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress (d. 1977)
  • Feb 9th Georg Trexler, composer
  • Feb 10th Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, composer
  • Feb 10th Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
  • Feb 10th Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • Feb 11th Hans Redlich, composer
  • Feb 11th Rex Lease, WV, actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand)
  • Feb 12th Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • Feb 12th Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • Feb 13th Georges Simenon, Belgium, mystery writer (Snow Was Black)
  • Feb 16th Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 16th George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
  • Feb 17th Johannes Linthorst Homan, director of the queen in Groningen
  • Feb 18th Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)
  • Feb 19th Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl), (d. 1951)
  • Feb 19th Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • Feb 20th Ella Maillart, explorer
  • Feb 20th Karel Janacek, composer
  • Feb 20th Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
  • Feb 21st Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • Feb 21st Madeleine Renaud, actress (Helene, Longest Day), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 21st Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
  • Feb 21st Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
  • Feb 21st Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • Feb 21st Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)
  • Feb 22nd Morley Callaghan, Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • Feb 22nd Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
  • Feb 22nd Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • Feb 23rd Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)
  • Feb 25th King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • Feb 26th Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • Feb 27th Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor (Great Dictator)
  • Feb 27th Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
  • Feb 28th Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)
  • Mar 3rd Gilbert Adrian, [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer
  • Mar 3rd Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
  • Mar 4th Harold Berens, comedian
  • Mar 4th William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
  • Mar 4th John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
  • Mar 5th Lowell Peters, Cleveland Tn, vocalist (Southernaires)
  • Mar 6th Elizabeth Pinkston Becker, US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Mar 6th Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
  • Mar 10th Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
  • Mar 11th Dorothy Schiff, publisher (NY Post)
  • Mar 11th George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
  • Mar 11th Lawrence Welk, Strasburg ND, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Mar 11th Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
  • Mar 14th Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iran, Kurd leader (KDP)
  • Mar 14th Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • Mar 16th Mike Mansfield, (Sen-D-Mont) majority whip
  • Mar 16th Morgan Conway, actor (Dick Tracy)
  • Mar 16th Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto)
  • Mar 19th Benjamin M Telders, president of Dutch Liberal States Party
  • Mar 19th James Bullock, colliery manager
  • Mar 20th Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)
  • Mar 22nd James S Russell, US pilot/admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean)
  • Mar 22nd Jochen Klepper, writer
  • Mar 24th Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
  • Mar 24th John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha)
  • Mar 24th Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • Mar 25th Frankie Carle, Providence RI, orchestra leader (Golden Touch)
  • Mar 25th Binnie Barnes, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 25th Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • Mar 27th Walt Kiesling, NFL guard/coach (HOF)
  • Mar 28th Rudolf Serkin, Eger Bohemia, pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music)
  • Mar 28th Charles Starrett, American actor (d. 1986)
  • Mar 30th Sol C Siegel, US, producer (High Society, Gentlemen prefer blondes)
  • Mar 30th Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
  • Apr 2nd Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (d. 1987)
  • Apr 3rd Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • Apr 5th Thomas Baron Pitfield, composer
  • Apr 6th Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer
  • Apr 6th Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • Apr 8th Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 9th Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Nov 9]
  • Apr 9th Ward Bond, actor (Seth-Wagon Trains), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 9th Willem Pee, Belgian linguist
  • Apr 10th Clare Boothe Luce, US ambassador (to Vatican)
  • Apr 10th Nick Stuart, Romania, bandleader
  • Apr 12th Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
  • Apr 13th Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker)
  • Apr 15th Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
  • Apr 15th John Williams, England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
  • Apr 17th Gregor Piatigorsky, Ekaterinoslav Russia, cellist (or 4/20)
  • Apr 17th Nicolas Nabokov, Near Lubcha Minsk Russia, composer (Holy Devil)
  • Apr 17th Morgan Taylor, American athlete (d. 1975)
  • Apr 18th Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)
  • Apr 18th Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer
  • Apr 19th Eliot Ness, US Federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • Apr 20th Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)
  • Apr 21st Hans Hedtoft, premier Denmark (1947..55)
  • Apr 23rd Guy Simonds, youngest general officer in the Canadian army (d 1974)
  • Apr 24th Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)
  • Apr 24th Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
  • Apr 24th Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)
  • Apr 25th Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Polterabend, Matinee Idol)
  • Apr 25th Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer
  • Apr 25th Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26th Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
  • Apr 26th Niven Busch, US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
  • Apr 27th Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)
  • Apr 27th Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist
  • Apr 29th Frank Parker, singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 30th Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve)

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May 2nd Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1998)

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • May 2nd Oivin Fjeldstad, composer

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May 3rd Bing Crosby, American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • May 4th Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-Psychiatrist), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5th James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)
  • May 6th Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
  • May 7th Basil Nield, judge/politician
  • May 8th Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
  • May 8th Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)
  • May 9th Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • May 10th Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • May 10th Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • May 11th Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
  • May 12th Lennox R F Berkeley, British composer (Castaway)
  • May 12th Wilfrid Hyde-White, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place)
  • May 13th Alfred Pugsley, civil engineer
  • May 13th Paul Page, actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 14th Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)
  • May 15th Anny Ondra, Czechoslovakia, actress (Blackmail, Manxman)
  • May 15th Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
  • May 17th Douglas Packard, British Lt General

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May 17th James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • May 18th George E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
  • May 20th Jerzy Fitelberg, composer
  • May 21st Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7)
  • May 21st Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)
  • May 21st Pedro Aramburu, president Argentina
  • May 22nd Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
  • May 23rd Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • May 24th Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
  • May 24th Hilding Hallnas, composer
  • May 26th Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
  • May 28th Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)

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May 29th Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • May 30th Countee Cullen, Balt Md, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems)
  • May 30th Ray Howard-Jones, artist
  • Jun 1st Percy William Whitlock, composer
  • Jun 1st Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • Jun 3rd Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • Jun 6th Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Tiflis Georgia, musician/composer (Gayane)
  • Jun 8th Gerrit C Berkouwer, Dutch theologist (Dogmatic Studies)