Birthdays in History in 1890

  • Jan 1 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 4 Alfred G Jodl, German Wehrmacht general/chief of staff
  • Jan 4 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
  • Jan 7 Henny Porten, silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • Jan 8 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
  • Jan 9 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • Jan 9 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • Jan 10 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • Jan 11 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)
  • Jan 12 Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, pastor and educator, born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1976)
  • Jan 13 Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1945)
  • Jan 22 Fred M Vinson, Ky, 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)
  • Jan 28 Robert Stroud, American convict, "Birdman of Alcatraz", born in Seattle Washington (d. 1963)
  • Jan 31 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
  • Feb 2 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • Feb 8 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism
  • Feb 9 Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)

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Feb 10 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Feb 10 Fanny Kaplan, failed assassin of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1918)
  • Feb 11 John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
  • Feb 11 David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
  • Feb 14 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
  • Feb 15 Robert Ley, Nazi politician. Committed suicide 1945.
  • Feb 18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • Mar 1 Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Zonnestral)
  • Mar 3 Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
  • Mar 6 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
  • Mar 8 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher
  • Mar 9 Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Soviet foreign minister (UN)
  • Mar 11 Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
  • Mar 12 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour
  • Mar 12 William Dudley Pelley, American leader of the Silver Legion (d. 1965)
  • Mar 18 Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
  • Mar 25 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)
  • Mar 26 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
  • Mar 29 Harold Spencer Jones, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London, England
  • Mar 31 William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • Apr 6 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer
  • Apr 6 Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer (Eindecker monoplanes, Fokker Triplane)
  • Apr 7 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • Apr 11 Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)
  • Apr 19 Lou Bandy, [Lodewijk F Dieben], revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
  • Apr 20 Maurice Duplessis, premier of Québec, known as "Le Chef" (d. 1959)
  • May 2 E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), (d. 1965)
  • May 3 B. Traven, (German?) writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) whose real identity is disputed (possible date)
  • May 5 Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)
  • May 11 Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
  • May 15 Katherine Anne Porter, US, novelist (Ship of Fools)

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May 19 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), born in Nghệ An Province, French Indochina (d. 1969)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • May 23 Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer
  • May 26 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
  • Jun 2 Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], PA, gossip columnist (From Under My Hat)
  • Jun 6 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 10 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • Jun 12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 15 Georg Wüst, Posen, German Oceanographer who provided the first complete understanding of the temperature, salinity and deep-current structure of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jun 21 Frank Sherman Land, The order of DeMolay founder (d. 1959)
  • Jun 25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • Jul 2 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 5 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • Jul 8 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • Jul 11 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II)
  • Jul 11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • Jul 14 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)
  • Jul 18 Charles Wilson, President of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
  • Jul 18 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)

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Jul 22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jul 26 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • Aug 1 George II, king of Greece
  • Aug 4 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1953)
  • Aug 5 Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
  • Aug 9 Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
  • Aug 10 Angus L. MacDonald, Canadian politician (d. 1954)
  • Aug 11 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
  • Aug 13 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia
  • Aug 15 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (d. 2006)
  • Aug 15 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, born in New York City
  • Aug 17 Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law)
  • Aug 17 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator (d. 1920)
  • Aug 18 Walther Funk, German Nazi politician (d. 1960)
  • Aug 19 Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 20 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Aug 22 Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
  • Aug 24 Jean Rhys, British writer (d. 1979)
  • Aug 27 Man Ray, American artist and photographer (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Sep 5 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Zondebesef)

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Sep 9 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana (d. 1980)

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • Sep 10 Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

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Sep 10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli

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Sep 15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • Sep 15 Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)
  • Sep 17 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
  • Sep 20 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • Sep 22 Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician/philosopher
  • Sep 23 Friedrich Paulus, German Generalfieldmarshal (Stalingrad). Dies 1957.
  • Sep 24 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • Oct 5 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • Oct 8 Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator "Ace of Aces" (WW I)
  • Oct 9 Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist (Pentecostal)/radio preacher
  • Oct 13 Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)

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Oct 14 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 16 Paul Strand, American photographer (Native Land-1942), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 16 Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

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Oct 16 Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader and leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century, born in Clonakilty, Ireland (d. 1922)

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • Oct 18 [Agathe] Henriette [M de Beaufort], Dutch author (Rembrandt)
  • Oct 21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
  • Oct 24 Chicago Mainbocher, uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves)
  • Oct 29 Claire Goll, German-French writer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1977)
  • Nov 2 Henry Borginon, Flemish nationalist/senator
  • Nov 2 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), born in Vårdnäs, Linköping (d. 1964)
  • Nov 3 Eustaquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest (d. 1943)
  • Nov 4 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia)
  • Nov 5 Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter (d. 1977)
  • Nov 15 Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)

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Nov 16 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Nov 16 George Seldes, journalist
  • Nov 17 Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
  • Nov 20 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter

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Nov 22 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), born in Lille, France (d. 1970)

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 23 El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
  • Nov 30 Oege Bakker, Dutch economist
  • Dec 5 Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis)
  • Dec 5 David Bomberg, English painter (d. 1957)

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Dec 6 Dion Fortune, British occultist, born in Llandudno, Wales (d. 1946)

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Dec 6 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (d. 1951)
  • Dec 6 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer (d. 1955)
  • Dec 13 Marc Connelly, McKeesport Pa, playwright (One Minute Please)
  • Dec 18 Edwin Howard Armstrong, American radio pioneer inventor (FM), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 19 Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
  • Dec 19 Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
  • Dec 21 Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)
  • Dec 21 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)
  • Dec 22 Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
  • Dec 25 Robert Ripley, Santa Rosa, California, collector of odd facts (Believe it or Not), (d. 1949)
  • Dec 26 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
  • Dec 30 Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico (d. 1973)