Famous People Born in 1905

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 428

  • Jan 1st Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 1st Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1st Kamatari Fujiwara, actor (d. 1985), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 2nd Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
  • Jan 2nd Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3rd Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
  • Jan 3rd Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
  • Jan 3rd Anna May Wong, American actress (Shanghai Express, Piccadilly), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4th Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Georgia, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
  • Jan 6th Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • Jan 7th Francis Taylor, builder
  • Jan 8th Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • Jan 8th Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet
  • Jan 11th John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • Jan 11th Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 12th James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  • Jan 13th Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14th Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 15th Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • Jan 16th Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • Jan 17th Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • Jan 17th Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 17th Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18th Chick Chandler, Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)
  • Jan 18th Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19th Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
  • Jan 19th Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

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Jan 21st Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Jan 21st Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • Jan 23rd David Newell, Missouri, actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
  • Jan 23rd Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • Jan 24th Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26th Charles Lane, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Franciso, California (d. 2007)
  • Jan 26th John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • Jan 26th Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26th Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 27th Howard McNear, actor (Floyd- "The Andy Griffith Show", "Jetsons"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27th Luther Diamond, radio personality
  • Jan 28th Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • Jan 29th Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)

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Jan 30th Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • Jan 31st Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • Jan 31st John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
  • Feb 1st Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • Feb 2nd Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)
  • Feb 2nd Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • Feb 3rd Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Feb 4th Eddie Foy Jr, New Rochelle NY, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange)
  • Feb 4th Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6th Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist leader (d. 1982)
  • Feb 7th Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • Feb 7th Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8th Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • Feb 10th John Dierkes, Ohio US, actor (Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree)
  • Feb 10th Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
  • Feb 10th Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • Feb 10th Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • Feb 11th Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
  • Feb 12th Harry Bellaver, Illinois, US, actor (Sgt Arcaro-Naked City)
  • Feb 15th Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US, composer (Over the Rainbow)
  • Feb 16th José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
  • Feb 16th Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
  • Feb 20th Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • Feb 22nd Luis Sandi, Mexico City, a musician, teacher and composer
  • Feb 23rd Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • Feb 24th E Boyland, biochemist
  • Feb 24th Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • Feb 27th Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • Feb 27th Franchot Tone, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey)
  • Feb 28th Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian
  • Mar 1st Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • Mar 1st Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)
  • Mar 2nd Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 5th Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • Mar 7th Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • Mar 9th Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes)
  • Mar 9th Grigori Kozintsev, Kiev Ukraine, director (Hamlet, King Lear)
  • Mar 9th Peter C Quennell, English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)
  • Mar 9th Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
  • Mar 10th Rene Bernier, composer
  • Mar 10th Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
  • Mar 14th Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • Mar 15th Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
  • Mar 15th Joe E Ross, comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
  • Mar 16th Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
  • Mar 18th John Kirkpatrick, pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18th Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18th Robert Donat, England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel)
  • Mar 18th Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 19th Albert Speer, German architect/minister of Armament (NSDAP)
  • Mar 20th Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • Mar 21st Phyllis McGinley, US, poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • Mar 22nd Carlo Alberto Pizzini, composer
  • Mar 22nd Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director
  • Mar 22nd Phyllis McGinley, poet
  • Mar 22nd Ruth Page, US choreographer/ballet leader (Diaghilev, Pygmalion)
  • Mar 23rd Paul Grimault, animator
  • Mar 23rd Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
  • Mar 23rd Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
  • Mar 23rd Joan Crawford, [Lucille Le Sueur], Texas, actress (Mildred Pierce)
  • Mar 24th Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • Mar 24th Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • Mar 26th Pablo Garrido, composer
  • Mar 26th Viktor Emil Frankl, pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
  • Mar 27th Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
  • Mar 27th John Fleming (Jack) Brock, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, one of South Africa’s most distinguished nutritional scientists and medical educators
  • Mar 27th Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • Mar 28th Marlin Perkins, Carthage Mo, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)
  • Mar 28th Pandro S Berman, film producer
  • Mar 29th Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • Mar 30th Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Mar 30th Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)
  • Apr 1st Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)
  • Apr 1st Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • Apr 1st Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
  • Apr 2nd Edmond Jouhaud, general
  • Apr 2nd Kurt Adler, therapist/writer
  • Apr 2nd Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet)
  • Apr 3rd Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
  • Apr 4th Eugene Bozza, composer
  • Apr 5th Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive)
  • Apr 5th Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist (d. 1996)
  • Apr 7th Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
  • Apr 8th George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 8th Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
  • Apr 8th Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
  • Apr 8th Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
  • Apr 9th J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)
  • Apr 10th Jan H van Roijen, diplomat/Netherland foreign minister
  • Apr 11th József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)
  • Apr 14th Frits Philips, Dutch engineer/CEO (Philips)
  • Apr 14th Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • Apr 14th Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
  • Apr 16th John Lee-Barber, admiral
  • Apr 17th Arthur Lake, Corbin Ky, actor (Dagwood-Blondie)
  • Apr 17th Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Apr 18th George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Apr 19th John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WW II)
  • Apr 19th Tommy Benford, jazz drummer
  • Apr 21st Edmund G "Pat" Brown, (Gov-D-California)
  • Apr 21st Pat Brown, American politician (d. 1996)
  • Apr 22nd Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • Apr 23rd Lord Carew, Ireland, judge (dressage)
  • Apr 24th Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)
  • Apr 25th Hugh Willatt, solicitor/public servant
  • Apr 25th Walter Hassan, engineer
  • Apr 25th George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1986)
  • Apr 26th Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 26th Denis O'Dea, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 26th Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
  • Apr 27th Julian Stryjkowski, writer
  • Apr 27th Philip Radcliffe, composer

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Apr 30th John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • May 1st Leila Hyams, actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), born in NYC, New York
  • May 1st Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
  • May 1st Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • May 3rd Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
  • May 3rd Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste)
  • May 4th Mátyás Seiber, Budapest Hungary, composer (Scherzando)
  • May 5th Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
  • May 5th Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
  • May 6th Norman De Tar, composer
  • May 6th [Bernard] Toots Shor, raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)
  • May 8th Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer
  • May 8th Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
  • May 10th Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • May 10th Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • May 11th Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
  • May 14th Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
  • May 15th Joseph Cotten, Virginia, actor (3rd Man, Airport 77, Hearse)
  • May 16th H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
  • May 16th Henry Fonda, Grand Is Nebraska, actor (Mr Roberts, On Golden Pond)
  • May 17th John Patrick, screenwriter
  • May 18th Eric Zeisl, composer
  • May 18th Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • May 20th Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
  • May 20th Harry Campion, statistician/founder (Brit Central Statistical Office)
  • May 21st Edward Lockspeiser, composer
  • May 24th Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
  • May 24th Zdenek Blazek, composer
  • May 25th Joseph C Harsch, newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • May 26th Hans Holewa, composer
  • May 29th Fela Sowande, composer
  • May 29th Jan [Johannes] Teulings, Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve)
  • May 29th Sebastian Shaw, Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera)
  • May 31st Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • May 31st Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian (d. 1993)
  • Jun 1st Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • Jun 1st Robert Newton, England, actor (Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days)
  • Jun 3rd Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • Jun 5th John Abbott, actor (Smogasboard), born in London, England
  • Jun 6th John Gart, Russia, orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show)
  • Jun 8th Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9th Harry "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series)
  • Jun 9th Walter Kraft, composer
  • Jun 12th Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13th Doc Cheatham, jazz musician
  • Jun 13th Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer (England 1929-31)
  • Jun 15th James Robertson Justice, Scotland, actor (Above Us the Waves)
  • Jun 18th Eduard Tubin, composer