Famous People Born in 1886 (Part 2)

  • Oct 16 Armin T Wegner, writer

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion (1886-1973)

Oct 16 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 1955-63), born in Płonsk, Poland

  • Oct 17 Spring Byington, American actress (December Bride), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • Oct 22 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • Oct 23 Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago White Sox; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), born in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • Oct 24 Delmira Agustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1914)
  • Oct 25 Leo G. Carroll, English actor (Topper; Strangers On A Train; Man From U.N.C.L.E.), born in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire (d. 1972)
  • 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 Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Georgian Bolshevik and Soviet politician, born in Ghoresha, Kutais Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1937)
  • Oct 30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1935), born in Humansville, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • Nov 1 Hermann Broch, Austrian novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)
  • Nov 2 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, born in Ramrail, Tipperah, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1971)
  • Nov 2 Gheorge Tatarescu, Romanian politician (Prime Minister, 1933-37 and 1939-40; Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1945-48), born in Târgu Jiu, Romania (d. 1957)
  • Nov 2 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith; Nothing But Trouble), born in Rehutia, Manickpur, India (d. 1946)
  • Nov 6 Gustav "Gus" Kahn, German-American lyricist ("It Had to Be You"; "Makin' Whoopee"; "I'll See You in My Dreams"), born in Bruschied, Germany (d. 1941)
  • Nov 7 Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist), born in Riga, Russian Empire (d. 1935)
  • Nov 9 Ed Wynn [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], American comedian (Ed Wynn Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 S. O. Davies, Welsh Labour Party politician and trade union official, born in Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1972)
  • Nov 12 Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • Nov 12 Rad Kortenhorst, Dutch politician (KVP) (d. 1963)
  • Nov 13 Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Nov 15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • Nov 17 Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), born in Athens, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • Nov 20 Karl von Frisch, Austrian ethologist and bee expert (Nobel 1973), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1982)
  • Nov 21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat and author (Good Behaviour), born in Tehran, Persian Empire (d. 1968)
  • Nov 24 Georges Vandertongerloo, Belgium sculptor and painter (De Stijl Group, L'art et Son Avenir), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • Nov 24 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • Nov 25 Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1971)
  • Nov 27 Tsugouharu Foujita, Japanese-French painter and printmaker, born in Tokyo (d. 1968)
  • Dec 1 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Australia, Otago), born in Cane Hill, Surrey, England (d. 1963)
  • Dec 1 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1967)
  • Dec 1 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • Dec 1 Zhu De, Chinese general and politician (commander-in-chief of Eighth Route Army), born in Yilong Country, Qing Dynasty (d. 1976)
  • Dec 2 Earl Cooper, American auto racer (AAA National Championship 1913, 15, 17; Indianapolis 500, 1924 runner-up), born in Broken Bow, Nebraska (d. 1965)
  • Dec 3 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (Nobel 1924-discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1978)
  • Dec 5 Pieter Oud, Dutch politician and Mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), born in Purmerend, Netherlands (d. 1968)

Joyce KilmerJoyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

Dec 6 American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Diego RiveraDiego Rivera (1886-1957)

Dec 8 Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and husband of Frida Kahlo, born in Guanajuato, México

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye (1886-1956)

Dec 9 American inventor and founder of the modern frozen food industry (Birdseye), born in Brooklyn, New York

Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen (1886-1959)

Dec 10 English actor (The Informer - Academy Award 1935), born in Tunbridge Wells, England

  • Dec 10 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), born in Pudsey, England (d. 1916)
  • Dec 12 Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), born in County Meath, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • Dec 13 Lambertus Johannes van Apeldoorn, Dutch lawyer (martial law), born in IJlst, Netherlands (d. 1979)

Ty CobbTy Cobb (1886-1961)

Dec 18 American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (AL MVP 1911; Triple Crown 1909; 12 × AL batting champion; Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1921-26), born in Narrows, Georgia

  • Dec 20 Domingo Julio Gómez Garcia, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1973)
  • Dec 20 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1909-11, 19), born in Healdsburg, California (d. 1974)
  • Dec 21 George Norman Peterkin, English composer & music publisher, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • Dec 21 Hermann A. J. Kees, German egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1964)
  • Dec 23 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
  • Dec 24 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born American film director, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1962)
  • Dec 25 Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)