Famous People Born in 1905

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 428

  • Jan 1 Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 1 Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1 Kamatari Fujiwara, actor (d. 1985), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 2 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
  • Jan 2 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer

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Jan 3 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), born in Neath, Wales (d. 1986)

  • Jan 3 Anna May Wong, American actress, 1st Chinese-American movie star (Shanghai Express), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • Jan 4 Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Georgia, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
  • Jan 6 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • Jan 7 Francis Taylor, builder
  • Jan 8 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • Jan 8 Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet
  • Jan 11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • Jan 11 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  • Jan 13 Kay Francis, [Katherine E Gibbs], actress (False Madonna), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1968)
  • Jan 13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 15 Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • Jan 17 Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • Jan 17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 Chick Chandler, actor (Barney-One Happy Family), born in Kingston, New York
  • Jan 18 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19 Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
  • Jan 19 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

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Jan 21 Christian Dior, French fashion designer (New Look), born in Granville, France (d. 1957)

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

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Jan 30 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1989)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • Jan 31 Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • Jan 31 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
  • Feb 1 Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • Feb 2 Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)
  • Feb 2 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • Feb 3 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Feb 4 Eddie Foy Jr, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Feb 4 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6 Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist leader (d. 1982)
  • Feb 7 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • Feb 7 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8 Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • Feb 10 John Dierkes, Ohio US, actor (Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree)
  • Feb 10 Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
  • Feb 10 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • Feb 10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • Feb 11 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
  • Feb 12 Harry Bellaver, Illinois, US, actor (Sgt Arcaro-Naked City)
  • Feb 15 Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US, composer (Over the Rainbow)
  • Feb 16 José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
  • Feb 16 Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
  • Feb 20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • Feb 22 Luis Sandi, Mexico City, a musician, teacher and composer
  • Feb 23 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • Feb 24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • Feb 24 Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • Feb 27 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • Feb 27 Franchot Tone, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Feb 28 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian
  • Mar 1 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • Mar 1 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)
  • Mar 2 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 5 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • Mar 7 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • Mar 9 Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes)
  • Mar 9 Grigori Kozintsev, director (Hamlet, King Lear), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Mar 9 Peter C Quennell, English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)
  • Mar 9 Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
  • Mar 10 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles (d.1984)
  • Mar 10 Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
  • Mar 14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • Mar 15 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
  • Mar 16 Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
  • Mar 18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York

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Mar 18 Robert Donat, English actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel), born in Manchester, England (d. 1958)

  • Mar 18 Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 19 Albert Speer, German architect/minister of Armament (NSDAP)
  • Mar 20 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • Mar 21 Phyllis McGinley, US, poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • Mar 22 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, composer
  • Mar 22 Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director
  • Mar 22 Phyllis McGinley, poet
  • Mar 22 Ruth Page, US choreographer/ballet leader (Diaghilev, Pygmalion)
  • Mar 23 Paul Grimault, animator
  • Mar 23 Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
  • Mar 23 Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)

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Mar 23 Joan Crawford [Lucille Le Sueur], American actress (Mildred Pierce), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1977)

Actress Joan Crawford
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Joan Crawford
  • Mar 24 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • Mar 24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • Mar 26 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • Mar 26 Viktor Emil Frankl, pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
  • Mar 27 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
  • Mar 27 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, one of South Africa’s most distinguished nutritional scientists and medical educators
  • Mar 27 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • Mar 28 Marlin Perkins, Carthage Mo, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)
  • Mar 28 Pandro S Berman, film producer
  • Mar 29 Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • Mar 30 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Mar 30 Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)
  • Apr 1 Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)
  • Apr 1 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • Apr 1 Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
  • Apr 2 Edmond Jouhaud, general
  • Apr 2 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer
  • Apr 2 Serge Lifar, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Apr 3 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
  • Apr 4 Eugene Bozza, composer
  • Apr 5 Bill Raisch, one armed actor (The Fugitive)
  • Apr 5 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist (d. 1996)
  • Apr 7 Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
  • Apr 8 George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 8 Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
  • Apr 8 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
  • Apr 8 Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
  • Apr 9 J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)
  • Apr 10 Jan H van Roijen, diplomat/Netherland foreign minister
  • Apr 11 József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)
  • Apr 14 Frits Philips, Dutch engineer/CEO (Philips)
  • Apr 14 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • Apr 14 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
  • Apr 16 John Lee-Barber, admiral
  • Apr 17 Arthur Lake, Corbin Ky, actor (Dagwood-Blondie)
  • Apr 17 Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Apr 18 George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (1988) (d. 1998)
  • Apr 19 John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WW II)
  • Apr 19 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer
  • Apr 21 Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, American politician and Governor of California (D: 1959-67), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • Apr 22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • Apr 23 Lord Carew, Ireland, judge (dressage)
  • Apr 24 Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)
  • Apr 25 Hugh Willatt, solicitor/public servant
  • Apr 25 Walter Hassan, engineer
  • Apr 25 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1986)
  • Apr 26 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], American producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 26 Denis O'Dea, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 26 Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
  • Apr 27 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, born in Stryi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1996)
  • Apr 27 Philip Radcliffe, composer

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

  • May 1 Leila Hyams, American actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), born in NYC, New York
  • May 1 Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
  • May 1 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • May 3 Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
  • May 3 Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste)
  • May 4 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • May 5 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
  • May 5 Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
  • May 6 Norman De Tar, composer
  • May 6 [Bernard] Toots Shor, raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)
  • May 8 Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer
  • May 8 Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • May 10 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • May 11 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
  • May 14 Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
  • May 15 Joseph Cotten, Virginia, actor (3rd Man, Airport 77, Hearse)
  • May 16 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)

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May 16 Henry Fonda, American actor (Mr Roberts, On Golden Pond), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1982)

  • May 17 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • May 18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • May 18 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • May 20 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
  • May 20 Harry Campion, statistician/founder (British Central Statistical Office)
  • May 20 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos), born in New York City (d. 1964)
  • May 21 Edward Lockspeiser, composer
  • May 24 Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)
  • May 24 Zdenek Blazek, composer
  • May 25 Joseph C Harsch, newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • May 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • May 29 Fela Sowande, composer
  • May 29 Jan [Johannes] Teulings, Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve)
  • May 29 Sebastian Shaw, Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera)
  • May 31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • May 31 Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian (d. 1993)
  • Jun 1 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • Jun 1 Robert Newton, England, actor (Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days)
  • Jun 3 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • Jun 5 John Abbott, actor (Smogasboard), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 John Gart, Russia, orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show)
  • Jun 8 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 Harry "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series)
  • Jun 9 Walter Kraft, composer
  • Jun 12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Doc Cheatham, jazz musician
  • Jun 13 Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer (England 1929-31)
  • Jun 15 James Robertson Justice, Scotland, actor (Above Us the Waves)
  • Jun 18 Eduard Tubin, composer