Birthdays in History in 1899

  • Jan 2 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)
  • Jan 8 Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
  • Jan 12 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
  • Jan 14 Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
  • Jan 14 Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)

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Jan 17 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • Jan 17 Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England
  • Jan 17 Robert Maynard Hutchins, American educator/civil libertarian
  • Jan 17 Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
  • Jan 20 Kenjiro Takayanagi, VP (JVC)
  • Jan 22 Guido Kisch, Czech/German/US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • Jan 23 Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
  • Jan 26 Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)
  • Jan 28 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
  • Jan 30 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)
  • Feb 3 João Café Filho, Brazilian president (d. 1970)
  • Feb 3 Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
  • Feb 7 Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
  • Feb 14 John Randall Jr, Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)
  • Feb 15 Lillian Disney, wife of animator Walt Disney, born in Spalding, Idaho (d. 1997)
  • Feb 18 Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • Feb 19 Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
  • Feb 20 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), born in Roslyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 22 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
  • Feb 23 Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • Feb 24 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • Feb 25 Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
  • Feb 26 Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • Feb 28 Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist
  • Mar 1 Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (d. 1972)
  • Mar 2 Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian dame
  • Mar 3 Alfred M Gruenther, American commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)
  • Mar 3 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • Mar 4 Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
  • Mar 8 Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
  • Mar 8 Elmer Keith, Firearms enthusiast and Author (d. 1984)
  • Mar 10 Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
  • Mar 11 Frederick IX, [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
  • Mar 13 Jan Lechoń, Polish poet (d. 1956)
  • Mar 13 John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism
  • Mar 14 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • Mar 18 Lavrenti Beria, chief of Soviet secret police under Stalin
  • Mar 25 Bella Spewack, Hungarian playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
  • Mar 25 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
  • Mar 26 James B Connant, chemist/college president (Yale)
  • Mar 28 Harold B. Lee, American religious leader (d. 1973)
  • Mar 30 Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, well known Bengali writer (d. 1970)
  • Apr 1 Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
  • Apr 5 William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge
  • Apr 9 James Smith McDonnell, American aviator and engineer, born in Denver, Colorado

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Apr 11 Percy Lavon Julian, African American chemist who received 130 patents, pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1975)

  • Apr 13 Alfred Moser Butts, game inventor (Scrabble)
  • Apr 13 Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher
  • Apr 16 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)
  • Apr 17 Vincent Wigglesworth, entomologist
  • Apr 23 Vladimir Nabokov, novelist (Lolita, Ada), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Apr 24 Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Apr 30 Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author (regional novels)
  • May 2 George Hamilton Combs, American politician and TV and radio commentator (Through the Curtain), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • May 6 Billy Cotton, British entertainer (d. 1969)
  • May 8 Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
  • May 8 [Friedrich] August von Hayek, Aust/British economist (Road to Serfdom)
  • May 9 Edward Pollock, saxophone/clarinet
  • May 11 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
  • May 12 Indra Devi, Latvian Yoga Instructor (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
  • May 15 Jean-Etienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)
  • May 20 John M Harlan, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 20 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (d. 1969)
  • May 24 Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
  • May 26 Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
  • May 26 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
  • May 26 Antonio Barrette, French Canadian politician (d. 1968)
  • May 31 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, born in Breslau (d. 1987)
  • May 31 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • Jun 1 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • Jun 3 Georg von Bekesy, physician (Nobel-1961), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 4 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (d. 1989)
  • Jun 7 Elizabeth Bowen, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland

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Jun 8 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • Jun 10 Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
  • Jun 11 Yasonari Kawabata, Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes)
  • Jun 14 Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)
  • Jun 16 Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (Doubleday)
  • Jun 18 James Ralph Darling, teacher
  • Jun 19 George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
  • Jun 20 Jean Moulin, hero of the French Resistance (WWII)
  • Jun 22 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist
  • Jun 24 Bruce Marshall, writer
  • Jun 26 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • Jun 27 Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 Frantisek Tomasek, bishop of Prague/cardinal
  • Jul 1 Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr, fictional character "Indiana Jones"
  • Jul 1 Konstantinos Tsatsos Greek politician and president (1975-1980)
  • Jul 5 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, social activist (NYC cabinet)
  • Jul 5 Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
  • Jul 8 David Eli Lilienthal, US government organizer (Wisconsin)

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Jul 11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • Jul 15 Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
  • Jul 16 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY)
  • Jul 18 Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)
  • Jul 19 Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN)/Editor (The Truth)

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Jul 21 Ernest Hemingway, American author (The Old Man and the Sea, Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • Jul 21 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • Jul 23 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
  • Jul 26 Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
  • Jul 26 Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), born in Mariette, Georgia (d. 1960)
  • Jul 30 Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)
  • Aug 2 George Malcolm Thomson, journalist
  • Aug 3 Sally Benson, novelist
  • Aug 4 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of Mormon Church and US Secretary of Agriculture, born in Whitney, Idaho (d. 1994)
  • Aug 9 Armand Salacrou, French playwright
  • Aug 9 Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)
  • Aug 12 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • Aug 19 Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 20 Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)
  • Aug 24 Johan Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons), born in Bandung, Java, Indonesia (d. 1981)

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Aug 24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • Aug 24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter, writer and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Aug 26 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
  • Aug 27 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)
  • Aug 29 Lyman Lemnitzer, United States Army Marine Corps general (WWII), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • Aug 31 Paul E Garber, American founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • Sep 6 Billy Rose [William Samuel Rosenberg], American theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Sep 7 Leendert A Donker, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)
  • Sep 12 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect and painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • Sep 13 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer
  • Sep 13 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, leader of the Iron Guard (d. 1938)
  • Sep 15 Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State)
  • Sep 17 Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)
  • Sep 20 Elliott Nugent, American director (And So They Were Married), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • Sep 20 Leo Strauss, German-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Sep 21 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre)
  • Sep 21 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 1986)
  • Sep 23 Louise Nevelson, sculptor (Sky Cathedral), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Sep 24 Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
  • Sep 29 Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter
  • Sep 29 Jolie Gabor, mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva
  • Sep 30 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic
  • Oct 1 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • Oct 5 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1962)
  • Oct 8 Milner Gray, British graphic designer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 8 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found (VHP)
  • Oct 9 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)

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Oct 19 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City (d. 1974)

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Oct 20 Evelyn Brent, American actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • Oct 20 Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
  • Oct 24 Ferhat Abbas, Algerian pharmacist/MP chairman (1962-63)
  • Oct 30 Ernst H Ridder van Rappard, Dutch SS officer/founder (NSNAP)
  • Nov 2 Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
  • Nov 3 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)
  • Nov 15 Avdy Andresson, Estonian statesman (d. 1990)
  • Nov 15 Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
  • Nov 16 Mary Margaret McBride, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri
  • Nov 17 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
  • Nov 19 Allen Tate, American poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems)
  • Nov 19 Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)
  • Nov 23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Nov 24 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • Nov 25 William R Burnett, American author (Little Caesar)
  • Nov 26 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • Nov 29 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
  • Dec 1 Robert Welch, founded John Birch Society
  • Dec 3 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
  • Dec 4 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
  • Dec 6 Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith
  • Dec 8 Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia
  • Dec 9 Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • Dec 9 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)
  • Dec 11 Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst
  • Dec 13 Harold Guinzburg, publisher (founder of Literary Guild)
  • Dec 16 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist
  • Dec 16 Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
  • Dec 22 Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
  • Dec 25 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born american artist (Depression Scenes in NYC), born in Borisoglebsk, Tambov (d. 1987)
  • Dec 29 Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
  • Dec 30 Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (d. 2001)
  • Dec 31 Gaston Glass, film executive, born in Paris, France