1897 in History (Part 2)

Events in History


Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 165 of 165

  • Aug 12 Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
  • Aug 16 Robert Ringling, circus master
  • Aug 20 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)
  • Aug 26 Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990)
  • Aug 31 Marianne Bruns, German writer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Sep 3 Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 10 Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
  • Sep 10 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Sep 18 John Mens, writer (People Without Money)
  • Sep 23 Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 25 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • Sep 26 Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
  • Sep 26 Victor O Stomps, writer
  • Sep 26 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
  • Sep 28 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • Sep 29 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
  • Oct 3 Josephine "Mama Jo" Riley Matthews, midwife (SC)
  • Oct 3 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), born in Paris, France (d. 1982)
  • Oct 10 Pricilla L Williams, social activist/humanitarian
  • Oct 11 Nathan F Twining, USAF general (Neither Liberty nor Safety)
  • Oct 11 Russell Collins, New Orleans LA
  • Oct 16 Louis de Cazenave, France's oldest living man
  • Oct 18 Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 19 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • Oct 20 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
  • Oct 20 Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
  • Oct 28 Hans Speidel, nazi chief-staff/NATO-supreme commander

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 29 Joseph Goebbels, German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany (1933-45), born in Rheydt, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Nov 1 Naomi Mitchison, author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill)
  • Nov 2 Jacob A B "Jack" Bjerknes, Norwegian/US meteorologist (USAF in London)
  • Nov 3 Frederick Russell, Bridport Dorset, English Marine Biologist who studied plankton life history and linked their depth in the seas to light availability helping explain long-term changes in the ecosystem
  • Nov 7 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 8 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • Nov 9 Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1978)
  • Nov 11 Gordon W Allport, American psychologist (personalities)
  • Nov 14 John Steuart Curry, US painter/lithographer (Baptism in Kansas)
  • Nov 15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
  • Nov 15 Aneurin Bevan, British politician (d. 1960)
  • Nov 16 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • Nov 18 Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)
  • Nov 19 Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918)
  • Nov 20 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • Nov 21 Mollie Steimer anarchist agitator (d. 1980)
  • Nov 22 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989)
  • Nov 23 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • Nov 23 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (d. 1948)
  • Nov 27 Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969)
  • Nov 28 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), born in Iwakuni (d. 1996)
  • Nov 29 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Little Emperor)
  • Dec 1 Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • Dec 2 Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer (Americans in China)
  • Dec 2 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
  • Dec 3 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak)
  • Dec 4 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker)
  • Dec 6 Oscar Walter Cisek, Romanian writer and diplomat, born in Bucharest (d. 1966)
  • Dec 10 Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
  • Dec 14 Margaret Chase Smith, (Rep/Sen-R-Maine)
  • Dec 14 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (d. 1977)
  • Dec 16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)
  • Dec 18 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
  • Dec 19 Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, French anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
  • Dec 26 Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
  • Dec 27 Iwan S Konew, Russ marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
  • Dec 30 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History