Birthdays in History in 1906

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 254

  • Jan 3 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • Jan 5 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • Jan 6 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • Jan 6 Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
  • Jan 8 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
  • Jan 11 Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
  • Jan 11 Robert Nesbitt, impresario
  • Jan 12 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
  • Jan 15 Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
  • Jan 16 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • Jan 18 Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
  • Jan 21 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • Jan 21 John Putz, British journalist (Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
  • Jan 22 Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • Jan 24 Norman Cook, museum curator
  • Jan 28 Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 31 R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
  • Feb 4 Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • Feb 4 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • Feb 7 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • Feb 7 Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  • Feb 8 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)
  • Feb 8 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Feb 9 André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist
  • Feb 10 Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
  • Feb 11 Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
  • Feb 13 Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Feb 15 Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
  • Feb 16 Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Galo Plaza Lasso, President of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
  • Feb 18 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 24 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • Feb 25 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • Feb 25 Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • Feb 26 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, born in Athens (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)

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Feb 28 Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • Mar 3 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • Mar 3 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • Mar 4 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • Mar 16 Francisco Ayala, writer
  • Mar 17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria, Gold), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 18 Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • Mar 19 Adolf Eichmann, Ruhr Germany, Nazi Gestapo officer
  • Mar 20 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • Mar 20 Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • Mar 21 John D. Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
  • Mar 21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
  • Mar 24 John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
  • Mar 25 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
  • Mar 25 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55)
  • Mar 26 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • Apr 3 Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)
  • Apr 5 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
  • Apr 5 Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
  • Apr 8 Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
  • Apr 9 Todd Naylor "Hugh" Gaitskell, MP (Labour)
  • Apr 10 Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)
  • Apr 11 Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)

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Apr 13 Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969), born in Foxrock, Ireland (d. 1989)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett

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Apr 14 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Nejd and Hasa (d. 1975)

  • Apr 15 Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
  • Apr 16 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, Dutch peace activist
  • Apr 16 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 17 M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily)
  • Apr 17 Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984)
  • Apr 18 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
  • Apr 18 Edgar Unsworth, Justice of Appeals (Gibralter)
  • Apr 21 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)
  • Apr 22 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, second in line to the Swedish throne (d. 1946)
  • Apr 23 Maria Arnoldo, [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer
  • Apr 24 William Joyce, Irish fascist (d. 1946)
  • Apr 25 Sally Salminen, writer
  • Apr 25 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Apr 26 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
  • Apr 27 Mark Alexander Abrams, market researcher
  • Apr 27 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
  • Apr 28 Bartholomeus J "Bart" Bok, Dutch/US astronomer (Milky Way)
  • Apr 28 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 28 Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
  • May 1 Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (d. 1983)
  • May 2 Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)
  • May 6 Andre Weil, [Bourbaki], French/US mathematician
  • May 6 Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
  • May 8 Roberto Rossellini, director (Open City), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 9 Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
  • May 12 William M Ewing, US geologist/geophysicist
  • May 13 Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer
  • May 14 Hastings Kamuzu Banda, president of Malawi (1964-94)
  • May 16 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)
  • May 16 Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master
  • May 16 Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • May 16 Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • May 17 Eric Mensforth, president (Westland Aircraft)
  • May 20 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
  • May 22 Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)
  • May 24 Edmund Sargant, solicitor
  • May 24 John Mayo, director-general (Help the Aged)
  • May 27 Robert Shone, director-general (NEDC)
  • May 28 Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)
  • May 29 Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)

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May 29 T. H. White, English author (King Arthur), born in Bombay, India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • May 30 Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959)
  • Jun 3 Louis Simmonds, bookseller
  • Jun 3 Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)
  • Jun 5 Kenneth Anderson, deputy comptroller (British GPO)
  • Jun 5 Viscount Rochdale, British CEO
  • Jun 6 Max Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn)
  • Jun 11 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, bishop
  • Jun 12 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
  • Jun 13 Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)
  • Jun 14 Margaret Bourke-White, photographer,1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in New York City (d. 1971)
  • Jun 15 Louis RJ Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor (Zoelen)
  • Jun 15 Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)
  • Jun 17 Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer
  • Jun 19 Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • Jun 19 Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)

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Jun 22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Jun 23 Wolfgang Koeppen, writer
  • Jun 26 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), born in Dhrönchen (d. 1970)
  • Jun 26 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
  • Jun 27 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy)
  • Jun 27 Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)
  • Jun 28 Maria Goeppert Mayer, US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • Jun 28 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, born in Maidstone, England (d. 1995)
  • Jun 29 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (d. 1945)

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Jul 1 Estée Lauder, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004), born in New York City

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • Jul 2 Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
  • Jul 3 Francis Steegmuller, US, biographer (Cocteau)
  • Jul 3 Gwendolen Rees, zoologist
  • Jul 4 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, Schenectady New York, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding)
  • Jul 7 Harry Von Zell, sidekick (George Burns Show)
  • Jul 7 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (d. 1970)
  • Jul 8 Philip Johnson, Cortalyou architect, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 9 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance)
  • Jul 11 Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
  • Jul 14 Tom Carvel, ice cream mogul (Carvels)
  • Jul 15 Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
  • Jul 18 Clifford Odets, US, dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy)
  • Jul 18 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-CA), educator (Language in Action)
  • Jul 19 Wim van Doorne, Dutch car manufacturer (DAF)
  • Jul 23 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
  • Jul 23 Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)
  • Jul 23 Vladimir Prelog, Sarajevo, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • Jul 26 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (d. 1943)
  • Jul 27 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
  • Jul 27 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (d. 2000)
  • Jul 29 Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • Aug 1 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • Aug 2 Albert Goodwin, historian
  • Aug 3 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
  • Aug 4 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
  • Aug 5 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • Aug 5 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
  • Aug 8 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • Aug 17 Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
  • Aug 17 Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
  • Aug 19 Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
  • Aug 21 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate
  • Aug 25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
  • Aug 25 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer
  • Aug 26 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

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Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Aug 30 Countess of Longford, biographer/historian
  • Aug 31 Vivienne Byerley, publicist
  • Sep 4 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life)
  • Sep 5 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [NS=Sept 18]
  • Sep 6 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian/Dutch architect (RAI building)
  • Sep 6 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher
  • Sep 8 Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP
  • Sep 11 Roye England, modeller/museum curator
  • Sep 16 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
  • Sep 17 Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)
  • Sep 17 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
  • Sep 18 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [OS=Sept 5]
  • Sep 21 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
  • Sep 22 Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor
  • Sep 25 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer
  • Sep 25 Phyllis Pearsall, East Dulwich, London, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company)
  • Sep 27 William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)
  • Sep 27 Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer
  • Oct 1 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist
  • Oct 2 John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
  • Oct 4 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight)
  • Oct 5 Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
  • Oct 7 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)
  • Oct 9 13th earl of Stair, English lt-colonel/large landowner
  • Oct 9 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)

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Oct 10 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • Oct 12 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer (d. 1997)

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Oct 14 Hannah Arendt, German political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • Oct 14 Imam Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)