Famous People Born in March 1874

  • Mar 1 Jean de Merode [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • Mar 4 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1960)
  • Mar 5 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • Mar 5 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British stage and screen character actor (It's A Wonderful Life; Mrs. Miniver; Bells of St Mary), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • Mar 9 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • Mar 12 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, mostly of operettas (Bruder Straubinger; The Golden Mistress), born in Hernals, Austria (d. 1949)
  • Mar 14 Anton Philips, Co-Founder of Royal Philips Electronics N.V., born in Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • Mar 14 Mary Carr, American actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Mar 15 Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • Mar 15 Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
  • Mar 17 Kincsem, Hungarian horse that never lost a race, born in Kisbér, Hungary (d. 1877)
  • Mar 17 Stephen Samuel Wise, American Rabbi and President of Zionist Org of America, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1949)
  • Mar 18 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago White Sox; first AL no-hitter 1902), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
  • Mar 18 Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • Mar 20 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • Mar 22 Ellen Glasgow, American novelist (Nobel Prize for Literature 1942), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1945)

Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini (1874-1926)

Mar 24 Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary

  • Mar 24 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
  • Mar 26 Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer, born in Tábor, Czech Republic (d. 1930)

Robert FrostRobert Frost (1874-1963)

Mar 26 American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California

  • Mar 29 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)
  • Mar 29 Lou Henry Hoover, US First Lady (1929-33) and wife of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover, born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 1944)