Famous People Born in 1882

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 229

  • Jan 1 Willem Carel Wendelaar, Dutch lawyer, civil servant, director, and politician (VVD)
  • Jan 3 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor and director (Pygmalion), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1939)
  • Jan 4 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)
  • Jan 5 Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
  • Jan 6 Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
  • Jan 6 Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
  • Jan 6 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
  • Jan 10 Charles Trowbridge, Mexican-American actor (Fatal Hour), born in Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1967)
  • Jan 12 Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist
  • Jan 12 Milton Sills, American actor (The Sea Hawk), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1930)
  • Jan 14 Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
  • Jan 15 Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
  • Jan 15 Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
  • Jan 17 Noah Beery, American character actor (Story of Esther, The Mark of Zorro), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1946)

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Jan 17 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), born in NYC, New York (d, 1928)

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein

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Jan 18 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, born in Hampstead Middlesex (d. 1956)

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne
  • Jan 18 Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
  • Jan 21 Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician (d. 1937)
  • Jan 22 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1956)

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Jan 25 Virginia Woolf [Adeline], British author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)

  • Jan 27 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italian writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)

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Jan 30 Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), born in Hyde Park, New York (d. 1945)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jan 31 Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier

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Feb 1 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1948-57), born in Compton, Quebec (d. 1973)

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent

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Feb 2 James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1941)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Feb 2 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • Feb 3 Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands
  • Feb 5 Felice Lattuada, composer
  • Feb 8 George Siegmann, American actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), born in NYC, New York (d. 1928)
  • Feb 8 Thomas Selfridge, First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
  • Feb 9 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • Feb 11 Gheorghe Cucu, composer
  • Feb 12 Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
  • Feb 14 George Jean Nathan, American editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
  • Feb 14 Ignaz Friedman, composer
  • Feb 15 John Barrymore, American actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1942)
  • Feb 17 Kurt Schindler, composer
  • Feb 22 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • Feb 23 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
  • Feb 25 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
  • Feb 26 Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
  • Feb 26 Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
  • Feb 28 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • Feb 28 Jose Vasconcelos, politician/essayist/philosopher, born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • Feb 28 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer
  • Mar 1 Ida Moore, American actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki), born in Altoona, Kansas (d. 1964)
  • Mar 2 Wallis Clark, British actress (Penny Serenade, Great Guy, Postal Inspector), born in Essex, England (d. 1961)
  • Mar 3 Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
  • Mar 3 Charles Ponzi, Italian con man (Ponzi scheme in the US), born in Lugo (d. 1949)
  • Mar 4 Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)
  • Mar 6 Guy Kibbee, American actor (Big Shot), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1956)

  • Mar 6 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (d. 1980)
  • Mar 6 Geoffrey Mander, English industrialist (Mander Brothers Ltd.), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1962)
  • Mar 14 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
  • Mar 15 Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
  • Mar 18 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer
  • Mar 19 Gaston Lachaise, American sculptor (Standing Woman), born in Paris, France (d. 1935)
  • Mar 20 René Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
  • Mar 23 C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
  • Mar 23 Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • Mar 25 Haydn Wood, English composer, born in Slaithwaite (d. 1959)
  • Mar 26 Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis
  • Apr 1 Paul Anspach, Belgian Olympic champion fencer (d. 1991)
  • Apr 3 Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
  • Apr 4 Mary Howe, American composer (Sand) and pianist, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1964)
  • Apr 5 Don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29) (d. 1955)
  • Apr 7 Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
  • Apr 7 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
  • Apr 9 Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (d. 1946)
  • Apr 10 Simon F H J Berkelbach Van der Sprenkel, theologist (Fear & Religion)
  • Apr 14 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
  • Apr 15 Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
  • Apr 16 Seth Bingham, composer
  • Apr 17 Artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)
  • Apr 18 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • Apr 20 Holland Smith, U.S. General (d. 1967)
  • Apr 21 Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
  • Apr 23 Albert Coates, conductor/composer (Eagle), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Apr 23 Max [G M J] Winders Maximilien, Belgian architect (WWII)
  • Apr 24 Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
  • Apr 28 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist
  • Apr 29 Hendrik N Werkman, painter/printer/resistance fighter (Hot printing)
  • Apr 30 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (To the Invisible)
  • May 4 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
  • May 5 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
  • May 6 Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (d. 1951)
  • May 7 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)
  • May 8 Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat

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May 9 Henry J. Kaiser, American ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam), born in Sprout Brook, New York (d. 1967)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • May 9 George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • May 11 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic
  • May 13 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, born in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise (d. 1963)
  • May 18 Eduardo Fabini, composer
  • May 18 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • May 19 Mohammed Mosaddeq, Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)
  • May 20 Sigrid Undset, Norwegian novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
  • May 21 Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier, Hostage Rights of Aemstel), born (d. 1950)
  • May 23 James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • May 25 Harry Fox [Arthur Carringford], American vaudeville dancer, comedian and actor (Talent Scout), born in Pomona, California (d. 1959)
  • May 25 Marie Doro, American stage and film actress of the early silent film era (The Heart of Nora Flynn, The White Pearl), born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • May 29 Doris Ulmann, American photographer
  • May 30 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (d. 1915)
  • May 31 Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (d. 1956)
  • Jun 1 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Jun 4 Karl Valentin, German comic/writer
  • Jun 9 Bobby Kerr, Canadian sprinter (d. 1963)
  • Jun 10 Neville Henderson, British diplomat
  • Jun 14 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician (1940-1944), born in Argeș County, Romania (d. 1946)
  • Jun 14 Michael Zadora, composer

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Jun 16 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1967)

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh

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Jun 17 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 5th June], born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971)

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • Jun 17 Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1918)
  • Jun 18 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49) [or 6/28]
  • Jun 21 Rockwell Kent, artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)
  • Jun 21 Lluís Companys i Jover, Spanish politician (d. 1940)
  • Jun 24 Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • Jun 24 Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)
  • Jun 27 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist/educator
  • Jul 2 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
  • Jul 5 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
  • Jul 7 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer
  • Jul 8 Percy Grainger, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 8 Waverley John Anderson, Scottish viscount/governor of Bengal
  • Jul 10 Ima Hogg, Texas art patron/founder of Houston Symphony
  • Jul 10 Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer
  • Jul 16 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)
  • Jul 16 Felix Locher, Swiss actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Jul 18 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)
  • Jul 21 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
  • Jul 22 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by the Railroad)
  • Jul 25 George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)
  • Jul 27 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), born in Bow, London, England (d. 1974)
  • Jul 27 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (d. 1965)
  • Jul 30 Holmes Herbert, British actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Kiss), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1956)
  • Jul 30 Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian
  • Jul 31 Grete Gulbransson, Austrian writer and poet (Geliebte Schatten), born in Thüringen, Austria (d. 1934)
  • Aug 1 Vaclav Klicka, composer
  • Aug 2 Johannes Tralow, writer
  • Aug 2 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Virgin Doll)
  • Aug 2 Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
  • Aug 3 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer
  • Aug 5 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI)
  • Aug 6 Gerrit H Kersten, Dutch vicar/founder (Calvinist party)
  • Aug 8 Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)
  • Aug 10 Max Kowalski, composer
  • Aug 11 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, born in Filettino, Italy (d. 1955)
  • Aug 14 Gisela Richter, English art historian (d. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Pierre H. Ritter Jr, Dutch literary, writer and journalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1962)

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Aug 17 Samuel Goldwyn [Shmuel Gelbfisz], Jewish Polish American movie producer (MGM), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1974)

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Aug 18 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor
  • Aug 18 Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer
  • Aug 22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • Aug 25 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), born in Abbotstown, Dublin (d. 1966)
  • Aug 26 James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)
  • Aug 26 Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
  • Aug 26 Carl Wilhelm de Vries, Dutch jurist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • Aug 27 Jaroslav Kricka, composer
  • Aug 30 Meijer de Hond, Dutch rabbi and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • Aug 31 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer and bandmaster, born in Duntocher, near Glasgow, (d. 1964)
  • Sep 3 Johnny Douglas, England cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
  • Sep 6 John Powell, American pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1963)
  • Sep 7 Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, born in Friesland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sep 9 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
  • Sep 10 Paul Harvey, American actor (Spellbound, Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1955)
  • Sep 13 Henri Potiron, composer
  • Sep 13 Ramón Grau, Cuban president (d. 1969)
  • Sep 14 Harald Fryklof, composer
  • Sep 17 Anton H Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of Light)
  • Sep 19 Paul-Marie Masson, composer
  • Sep 19 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (d. 1965)
  • Sep 21 Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer
  • Sep 22 Emil Abranyi, composer
  • Sep 22 Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi military leader (head of the German High Command), born in Helmscherode, German Empire (d. 1946)
  • Sep 28 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, born in Hüpassaare, Viljandi County (d. 1963)
  • Sep 28 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, essayist/philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Sep 28 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • Sep 30 George Bancroft, American actor (Underworld), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • Sep 30 Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of the Geiger counter), born in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • Oct 2 Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
  • Oct 3 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, born in Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • Oct 3 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (d. 1974)
  • Oct 5 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)

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Oct 5 Robert H. Goddard, rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1945)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Oct 6 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
  • Oct 11 Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer
  • Oct 11 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Oct 12 Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen, German musicologist and composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • Oct 14 Charlie Parker, cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test)
  • Oct 14 Éamon de Valera, NY, Irish politician and patriot, President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), (d. 1975)
  • Oct 15 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • Oct 18 Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • Oct 19 Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright

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Oct 20 Bela Lugosi [Blaskó], Austrian actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), born in Lugos, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1956)

  • Oct 24 Sybil Thorndike, British actress (Stage Fright, Gone to Earth), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (d. 1976)
  • Oct 24 Emmerich Kálmán, Siófok, Austria-Hungary, Hungarian composer of operettas
  • Oct 29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)
  • Oct 30 William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)
  • Nov 2 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)