Famous People Born in 1886

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 242

  • Jan 2 Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
  • Jan 2 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (Lady Helen's Escapade), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • Jan 2 Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
  • Jan 3 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • Jan 3 John G Fletcher, American poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • Jan 3 Josephine Hull, American Academy award actress (Harvey), born in Newtonville, Massachusetts (d. 1957)
  • Jan 8 Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], prophet (Moorish Science Temple), born in North Carolina
  • Jan 10 Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
  • Jan 11 George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), born in Manchester, England (d. 1960)
  • Jan 11 Chester Conklin, American actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), born in Oskaloosa, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • Jan 13 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
  • Jan 14 Hugh Lofting, English writer and illustrator (Dr Dolittle), born in Maidenhead, England (d. 1947)
  • Jan 17 Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
  • Jan 17 Ronald Firbank, British novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England (d. 1926)
  • Jan 18 Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
  • Jan 18 Peter Alma, Dutch painter and graphic artist

  • Jan 21 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • Jan 22 John Joseph Becker, composer
  • Jan 24 Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • Jan 25 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
  • Jan 26 Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist and MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • Jan 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 31 Alfonso López Pumarejo, 16th President of Colombia (Liberal: 1934-38 and 1942-46) and statesman (President of UN security council 1948), born in Honda, Colombia (d. 1959)
  • Feb 2 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • Feb 2 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • Feb 3 Erwin Kroll, German composer, born in German Eylau (d. 1976)
  • Feb 8 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1970)
  • Feb 12 Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
  • Feb 12 Michel Brusselmans, composer
  • Feb 14 Theodor Werner, German painter, born in Jettenburg, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Feb 16 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
  • Feb 16 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • Feb 19 George Luther Foote, composer
  • Feb 20 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • Feb 22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • Feb 23 Albert Edward Sammons, composer
  • Feb 23 Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
  • Feb 27 Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
  • Feb 28 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter and author (Madrid Escenas)
  • Feb 28 Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)

  • Mar 1 Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
  • Mar 2 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • Mar 3 James Friskin, composer
  • Mar 3 R O Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer and music teacher, born in York, England (d. 1948)
  • Mar 3 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • Mar 4 Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
  • Mar 5 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • Mar 5 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • Mar 7 Raymond Largay, American actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (d. 1974)
  • Mar 8 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host and zoo director (Artis), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • Mar 8 Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950), born in South Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1972)
  • Mar 13 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Mar 13 Home Run Baker [John Franklin Baker], American baseball player, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • Mar 14 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), born in Florennes, Namur, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • Mar 17 Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
  • Mar 18 Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • Mar 18 Kurt Koffka, German Gestalt psychologist
  • Mar 18 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
  • Mar 24 Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 24 Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • Mar 25 Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26 Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 27 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect (November Group), born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Mar 27 Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader, born in Urzhum, Russia (d. 1934)
  • Mar 28 Jaroslav Novotny, Czech composer, born in Jičín, Austria-Hungary (d. 1918)
  • Mar 29 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, born in Vadstena, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • Mar 30 Stanislaw Lesniewski, Polish logician/mathematician
  • Apr 1 Casimir von Paszthory, composer

Person of interestWallace Beery

Apr 1 Wallace Beery, American circus performer (Ringling Brothers Circus) and actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1949)

  • Apr 3 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), born in Tyler, Texas (d. 1953)
  • Apr 5 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Apr 6 Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
  • Apr 7 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Apr 8 Margaret A Barnes, writer

Person of interestJim Barnes

Apr 8 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), born in Lelant, Cornwall (d. 1966)

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Apr 10 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1962)
  • Apr 13 Ethel Leginska, composer
  • Apr 14 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
  • Apr 14 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
  • Apr 15 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • Apr 16 Ernst Thälmann, German communist presidential candidate, born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • Apr 16 Jēkabs Graubiņš, Latvian composer, born in Preiļi Palace, Latvia (d. 1961)
  • Apr 16 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, born in Tambovsky District, Tambov Oblast, Russia (d. 1965)
  • Apr 17 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • Apr 21 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • Apr 24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • Apr 26 Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)
  • Apr 26 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
  • Apr 28 Erich Salomon, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1944)
  • Apr 30 Frank Merrik, composer
  • May 2 Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, born in Mansfelf, Germany (d. 1956)
  • May 3 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1971)
  • May 5 Manuel Borguno, composer
  • May 8 Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • May 9 Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • May 10 Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
  • May 10 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • May 10 Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • May 12 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter
  • May 12 Hermann Grabner, composer
  • May 12 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), born (d. 1969)
  • May 13 Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
  • May 17 Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • May 18 Ole Windingstad, composer
  • May 24 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer, born in Le Tréport, France (d. 1979)
  • May 25 Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
  • May 25 Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • May 26 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • May 28 Nicolai Sokoloff, near conductor (Seattle Symph), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • May 28 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)

  • May 30 Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)
  • Jun 1 Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
  • Jun 6 Paul Dudley White, American heart specialist, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • Jun 7 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1972)
  • Jun 9 Kusaku Yamada, composer
  • Jun 10 Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
  • Jun 11 David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Jun 11 Lillian Fontaine, British actress (Suddenly it's Spring), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • Jun 15 Charles Wood, composer

Person of interestGeorge Mallory

Jun 18 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), born in Mobberley, England (d. 1924)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 18 Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
  • Jun 19 Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer/writer (Hiawatha's Song)
  • Jun 24 George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • Jun 25 Henry "Hap" Arnold, American commanding general, US Army Air Force (WWII), born in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • Jun 26 Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes) (d. 1957)
  • Jun 27 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (Governor-General), born in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1958)
  • Jun 28 Joe Cox, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • Jun 28 Frank Mayo, American silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • Jun 29 George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1948)
  • Jun 29 James Van Der Zee, African-American photographer, born in Lenox, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • Jun 29 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician (Artus Quellin) (d. 1958)
  • Jun 29 Robert Schuman, Luxembourg-born French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1947-48), born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (d. 1963)
  • Jul 3 Raymond A Spruance, U.S. Navy admiral (Battle of Midway), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1969)
  • Jul 4 Heinrich Kaminski, German composer, born in Tiengen, Schwarzwald, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Jul 5 Felix Timmermans, Flemish painter and illustrator (Pallieter), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1947)
  • Jul 5 Willem Drees, Dutch statesman of the Labour Party (PvdA) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • Jul 5 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • Jul 10 John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, British soldier, Field Marshal during WW II, born in London, England (d. 1946)
  • Jul 11 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • Jul 12 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1956)
  • Jul 23 Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator (first nonstop airplane crossing of the Atlantic with John W. Alcock), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1948)
  • Jul 23 Jan Poortenaar, Dutch painter, etcher and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • Jul 23 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, Spanish writer (Englishmen, Frenchmen, Spaniards) and diplomat, born in La Coruña, Spain (d.
  • Jul 23 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (Thermodynamik), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1976)
  • Jul 24 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Snow Dusting), born in Nihonbashi, Tokyo (d. 1965)
  • Jul 26 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • Jul 27 Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1970)
  • Jul 30 Algot Haquinius, Swedish composer, born in Sveg, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • Jul 31 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1965)
  • Jul 31 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1931)

  • Jul 31 Constant Permeke, Flemish painter and statues artist (Sow), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Aug 1 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher and founder (System Keesing), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • Aug 2 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian aviator, born in Baddeck, Nova Scotia (d. 1961)
  • Aug 5 Óscar Esplá Spanish composer, born in Alicante, Spain (d. 1976)
  • Aug 6 Edward Ballantine, American composer and music professor, born in Oberlin, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Aug 7 Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
  • Aug 8 Daniel Ruyneman, composer
  • Aug 8 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
  • Aug 10 Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
  • Aug 12 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  • Aug 13 Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, South African painter, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1957)
  • Aug 15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • Aug 19 Robert Heger, composer
  • Aug 20 Paul Tillich, German-American theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung), born in Starzeddel, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Aug 23 Gottfried Rudinger, German composer, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Aug 24 William Francis Gibbs, American naval architect, designed Liberty ships, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Aug 27 Eric Coates, English viola player and composer, born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (d. 1957)
  • Aug 27 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, born in Harrow, England (d. 1979)
  • Sep 1 Othmar Schoeck, composer

Person of interestTarsila do Amaral

Sep 1 Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian modernist artist, born in Capivari, Brazil (d. 1973)

  • Sep 4 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army, born in Clapton, England (d. 1967)
  • Sep 8 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), born in Matfield, Kent, England (d. 1967)
  • Sep 10 Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (imagisten)
  • Sep 13 Alain LeRoy Locke, African-American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • Sep 14 Jan Masaryk, Czech statesman and Minister to London (1918-35), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • Sep 20 Charles Williams, British poet and writer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • Sep 21 Teiichi Igarashi, Japanese mountaineer who climbed Mt Fuji at age 99
  • Sep 22 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), born in Virginia City, Nevada (d. 1950)
  • Sep 24 James Burke, American actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Sep 25 Jesús Guridi, Sapnish composer, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1961)
  • Sep 25 May Sutton, American tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • Oct 1 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian and author (My Life), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1954)
  • Oct 2 Pierre Balledux, Dutch stage manager and resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1976)
  • Oct 3 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Le Grand Meaulnes), born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, Cher, France (d. 1914)
  • Oct 4 Luis Alberni, Spanish character actor (The Lady Eve, Topaze), born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1962)
  • Oct 5 Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Oct 6 Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • Oct 7 Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • Oct 9 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Oct 9 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • Oct 12 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (Son of the Sheik), born in Copenhagen (d. 1934)
  • Oct 16 Armin T Wegner, writer

Person of interestDavid Ben-Gurion

Oct 16 David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 1955), born in Płonsk, Poland (d. 1973)

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 17 Spring Byington, American actress (December Bride), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • Oct 22 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Delmira Agustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1914)
  • Oct 26 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, born in Kamenz, Germany (d. 1958)
  • Oct 26 Mark Aldanov,, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), born in Kiev (d. 1957)
  • Oct 28 Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician