Birthdays in History in 1902

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  • Jan 2 Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • Jan 2 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 3 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
  • Jan 4 John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • Jan 6 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • Jan 8 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
  • Jan 12 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jan 12 Simon H Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
  • Jan 14 Alfred Tarski, mathematician/logician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 14 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • Jan 15 Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64), born in Kuwait City (d. 1969)
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
  • Jan 19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • Jan 24 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • Jan 24 Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • Jan 24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • Jan 25 Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
  • Jan 26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • Jan 30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • Jan 31 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • Jan 31 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
  • Jan 31 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
  • Feb 1 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • Feb 2 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)

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Feb 4 Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Feb 4 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 6 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
  • Feb 8 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 9 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)

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Feb 10 Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

  • Feb 11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • Feb 13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)
  • Feb 14 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Feb 20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • Feb 21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • Feb 21 John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
  • Feb 22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • Feb 25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • Feb 25 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • Feb 26 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)

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Feb 27 John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

  • Mar 2 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • Mar 8 Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
  • Mar 9 Edward Durell Stone, US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
  • Mar 11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • Mar 16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • Mar 20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • Mar 21 William Downie Forrest, journalist
  • Mar 22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)

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Mar 24 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Mar 26 Leslie Melville, economist
  • Mar 27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • Mar 27 Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 29 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • Mar 30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • Apr 1 Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
  • Apr 2 Jan Tschichold, German typographer (d. 1974)
  • Apr 4 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • Apr 4 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • Apr 6 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 12 Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59)
  • Apr 13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 14 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • Apr 15 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • Apr 17 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician (d. 1974)
  • Apr 18 Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
  • Apr 21 Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)
  • Apr 22 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
  • Apr 23 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • Apr 25 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
  • Apr 28 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
  • May 3 Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
  • May 3 Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)
  • May 4 Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author
  • May 4 Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter
  • May 6 Walter Dawson, British Air Chief marshall
  • May 6 Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • May 6 Max Ophüls, German-born director (d. 1957)
  • May 8 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
  • May 10 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 10 Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37)
  • May 11 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
  • May 12 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chic)
  • May 20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • May 21 Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
  • May 30 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • Jun 3 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • Jun 5 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Harold Roxbee Cox Kings Norton, aeronautical engineer
  • Jun 7 Herman B Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary)
  • Jun 10 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik J Elias, Flemish historian/(mayor-Ghent)
  • Jun 15 David Brooks, psychologist
  • Jun 15 Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"
  • Jun 16 Barbara McClintock, US, cytogeneticist (Jumping Genes, Nobel 1983)
  • Jun 16 Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist
  • Jun 22 Arnold J d'Ailly, dir (Nederlandsche Bank)/mayor (Amsterdam, 1946-56)
  • Jun 23 Howard T Engstrom, computer designer (Univac), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 25 Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, brother of Emperor Showa (d. 1953)
  • Jun 26 William Lear, engineer/manufacturer/CEO (Lear Jet Corp)
  • Jun 29 Carl-Heinz Schroth, Innsbruck, director (Reaching for the Stars)
  • Jul 1 Billy Wyler, director (Ben Hur, Mrs Miniver)
  • Jul 1 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect

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Jul 4 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • Jul 5 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/ambassador (VP candidate 1960)
  • Jul 9 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand)
  • Jul 10 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • Jul 10 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950)
  • Jul 11 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)
  • Jul 11 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist
  • Jul 12 Gunther Anders, writer
  • Jul 14 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist
  • Jul 14 Truman J Hedding, US vice-admiral (WW II)
  • Jul 15 Jean Rey, Belgium, President of European Commission (1967-70)
  • Jul 16 Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist (d. 1977)
  • Jul 17 Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
  • Jul 19 Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Miraculous Life of Willem Parel)
  • Jul 20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • Jul 25 Eric Hoffer, longshoreman/author (True Believer)

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Jul 28 Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • Jul 28 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)
  • Aug 1 Hendrik J Kruls, Neth, general/chief military authority (1944-46)
  • Aug 1 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor
  • Aug 3 Habib Bourguiba, 1st president of Tunisia (1957-87)
  • Aug 3 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi (d. 1944)
  • Aug 5 Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist
  • Aug 6 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
  • Aug 6 Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)

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Aug 8 Paul Dirac, English physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), born in Bristol, England (d. 1984)

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac
  • Aug 10 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
  • Aug 10 Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • Aug 11 Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
  • Aug 13 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic
  • Aug 13 Felix Wankel, Germany, inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)
  • Aug 13 Lord Sainsbury of Drury Lane, president (J Sansbury Pics)
  • Aug 15 Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)
  • Aug 16 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child)
  • Aug 18 Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
  • Aug 19 Ogden Nash, Rye NY, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself)
  • Aug 19 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
  • Aug 19 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • Aug 20 Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner
  • Aug 22 Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
  • Aug 22 Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)
  • Aug 24 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)

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Aug 24 Carlo Gambino, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1976)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • Sep 5 Darryl F Zanuck, film magnate/president (20th Century Fox)
  • Sep 6 Morgan Beatty, Little Rock Ark, news anchor (Du Mont Evening News)
  • Sep 8 Anthonie Donker, [Prof N Donkersloot], Dutch literary
  • Sep 10 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • Sep 12 Juscelino Kubitschek, president Brazil (1955-60)
  • Sep 13 Leland Hayward, US producer (Spirit of St Louis)
  • Sep 15 Magda [Helena] Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania
  • Sep 19 Pieter John Bouman, sociologist/historian
  • Sep 20 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)
  • Sep 21 Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
  • Sep 22 F R Boschvogel, [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)
  • Sep 23 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 Cheryl Crawford, producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon)

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Sep 24 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, born in Khomeyn, Persia (d. 1989)

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Sep 25 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)

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Sep 26 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American-Italian gangster (Murder Inc), born in Tropea, Calabria, Italy (d. 1957)

  • Sep 27 Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52)
  • Sep 30 Piet[er J] "Piet" Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52)
  • Oct 2 Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • Oct 2 Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
  • Oct 3 Arturo da Costa e Silva, marshal/President of Brazil (1967-69)
  • Oct 9 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Oct 11 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • Oct 12 Dirk A M Binnendijk, critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion)

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Oct 13 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • Oct 18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma)
  • Oct 31 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)
  • Nov 1 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1943)
  • Nov 2 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian author/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes)
  • Nov 2 Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank)
  • Nov 5 Strom Thurmond, (Sen-R-SC, 1955- )
  • Nov 7 Rob van der de Bas, [Barend Robberts], troubadour (Klucht of the Cow)
  • Nov 8 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet-party ideologist [NS=Nov 22]
  • Nov 9 Anthony Asquith, British director (Carrington V C (Court martial))
  • Nov 10 Murk Ozinga, Dutch building historian (Monuments of Curacao)
  • Nov 13 Gustav von Koenigswald, paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus)
  • Nov 17 Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
  • Nov 18 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish author (regional novels)
  • Nov 20 Wolfgang Kunkel, German law historian
  • Nov 21 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
  • Nov 21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)
  • Nov 22 Sir Humphrey Gibbs, Rhodesian politician (d. 1990)