Birthdays in History in 1886

  • Jan 2 Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
  • Jan 2 Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
  • Jan 3 John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • Jan 8 Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
  • Jan 14 Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • Jan 17 Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
  • Jan 17 Ronald Firbank, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England
  • Jan 18 Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
  • Jan 18 Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 21 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • Jan 26 Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • Jan 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 31 Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
  • Feb 2 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • Feb 14 Theodor Werner, German painter
  • Feb 16 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • Feb 20 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • Feb 22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • Feb 23 Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
  • Feb 27 Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
  • Feb 28 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter and author (Madrid Escenas)
  • Feb 28 Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
  • Mar 1 Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
  • Mar 2 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • Mar 3 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • Mar 5 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • Mar 8 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
  • Mar 8 Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
  • Mar 17 Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
  • Mar 18 Kurt Koffka, Germany, Gestalt psychologist
  • Mar 18 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
  • Mar 24 Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 24 Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • Mar 25 Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26 Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 27 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
  • Mar 27 Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
  • Mar 30 Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician
  • Apr 6 Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
  • Apr 8 Margaret A Barnes, writer
  • Apr 14 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
  • Apr 14 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
  • Apr 15 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • Apr 16 Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
  • Apr 24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • Apr 24 R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)
  • Apr 26 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
  • Apr 28 Erich Salomon, German photographer
  • May 2 Gottfried Benn, writer
  • May 9 Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • May 10 Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
  • May 10 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • May 10 Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • May 12 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter
  • May 17 Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • May 25 Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
  • May 25 Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • May 28 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
  • May 30 Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)
  • Jun 6 Paul Dudley White, American heart specialist, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • Jun 7 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
  • Jun 10 Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
  • Jun 11 David Steinman, American bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough), born in NYC, New York

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Jun 18 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), born in Mobberley, CEngland (d. 1924)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 18 Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
  • Jun 24 George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • Jun 25 Henry "Hap" Arnold, commanding general, US Army Air Force (WW II)
  • Jun 29 James Van Der Zee, Lenox Ma, African American photographer
  • Jun 29 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician (Artus Quellin)
  • Jun 29 Robert Schuman, French premier
  • Jul 3 Raymond A Spruance, US admiral/fleet commander/ambassador
  • Jul 5 Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
  • Jul 5 Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (PvdA, 1948-58)/Indonesia (AOW)
  • Jul 10 John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine
  • Jul 11 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • Jul 23 Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
  • Jul 23 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
  • Jul 23 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
  • Jul 23 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • Jul 24 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japan, writer (Snow Dusting)
  • Jul 27 Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
  • Jul 31 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure (d. 1931)
  • Jul 31 Constant Permeke, Flemish painter and statues artist (Sow)
  • Aug 1 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher/founder (System Keesing)
  • Aug 2 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator (d. 1961)
  • Aug 7 Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
  • Aug 10 Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
  • Aug 12 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  • Aug 13 Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
  • Aug 20 Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
  • Aug 24 William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships
  • Sep 4 Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
  • Sep 8 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • Sep 10 Hilda Doolittle, US, poetess (imagisten)
  • Sep 13 Alain LeRoy Locke, African American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”
  • Sep 14 Jan Garrique Masaryk, Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35)
  • Sep 21 Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99
  • Sep 25 John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
  • Oct 1 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author
  • Oct 2 Pieter "Pierre" Balledux, stage manager/Dutch resistance fighter
  • Oct 3 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
  • Oct 5 Carter DeHaven, (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Oct 7 Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • Oct 16 Armin T Wegner, writer

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Oct 16 David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 1955), born in Płonsk, Poland (d. 1973)

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 22 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)
  • Oct 26 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
  • Oct 28 Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician
  • Oct 30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • Nov 1 Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  • Nov 2 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
  • Nov 7 Aaron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist)
  • Nov 7 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]
  • Nov 9 S. O. Davies, Welsh politician (d. 1972)
  • Nov 12 Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP)
  • Nov 12 Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • Nov 15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • Nov 17 Crane Wilbur, Athens NY, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo)
  • Nov 19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent)
  • Nov 20 Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)
  • Nov 21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)
  • Nov 24 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
  • Nov 24 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • Nov 27 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japans/French painter
  • Dec 1 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
  • Dec 1 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • Dec 1 Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • Dec 3 Manne Siegbahn, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • Dec 5 Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)

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Dec 6 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1918)

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Dec 8 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and wife of Frida Kahlo, born in Guanajuato, México (d. 1957)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • Dec 9 Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king (Birdseye)
  • Dec 13 Lambertus J van Apeldoorn, lawyer (martial law)
  • Dec 21 Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
  • Dec 23 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
  • Dec 24 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)