Famous People Born in 1890

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 255

  • Jan 1 Florence Lawrence, Canadian silent screen actress (Confidence), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1938)
  • Jan 1 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 1 Alice Tissot, French actress (Italian Straw Hat), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • Jan 4 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
  • Jan 5 Cora Witherspoon, American actress (The Bank Dick), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1957)
  • Jan 7 Henny Porten, silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • Jan 7 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • Jan 8 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
  • Jan 9 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • Jan 9 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • Jan 10 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Ernest Milton, US actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 10 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • Jan 11 Monte Blue, US silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • Jan 11 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1954)
  • Jan 11 Max Carey, American baseball player, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • Jan 12 Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, pastor and educator, born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1976)
  • Jan 13 Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1945)
  • Jan 15 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • Jan 16 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Bacon, US actor (Charlie Chaplin), born in San Jose, California (d. 1955)
  • Jan 22 Fred M. Vinson, American Democratic politician, US Treasury Secretary (1945-46) and the 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53), born in Louisa, Kentucky (d. 1953)
  • Jan 22 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)
  • Jan 28 Robert Stroud, American convict, "Birdman of Alcatraz", born in Seattle Washington (d. 1963)
  • Jan 29 Marguerite Canal, composer
  • Jan 31 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
  • Feb 2 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • Feb 3 Charles [Andy] Correll, US radio comedian
  • Feb 8 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism
  • Feb 9 Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

Feb 10 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Feb 10 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage, The Cross-Patch), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1952)
  • Feb 10 Fanny Kaplan, failed assassin of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1918)
  • Feb 11 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, born in Amsterdam (d. 1964)
  • Feb 11 David Drummond, Australian politician (d. 1965)
  • Feb 14 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist and writer, born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 1956)
  • Feb 15 Robert Ley, Nazi politician. Committed suicide 1945.
  • Feb 16 Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer
  • Feb 18 Adolphe Menjou, US actor (Front Page, Star is Born), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 18 Edward Arnold, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • Feb 24 Antonio Massana, composer
  • Feb 24 Marjorie Main [Tomlinson], American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Acton, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • Feb 25 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • Feb 28 Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer (3/12 NS), born in Kiev, Ukraine

Person of interestJoe Malone

Feb 28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • Mar 1 Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Zonnestral)
  • Mar 3 Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor, communist and humanitarian (Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War), born in Gravenhurst, Ontario (d. 1939)
  • Mar 6 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
  • Mar 8 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist and philosopher, born in Trier, Germany (d. 1991)

Person of interestVyacheslav Molotov

Mar 9 Vyacheslav Molotov [Skryabin], Russian politician (Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-49, 1953-6), born in Kukarka, Russian Empire (d. 1986)

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
  • Mar 11 Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
  • Mar 12 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour
  • Mar 12 Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb 28]
  • Mar 12 William Dudley Pelley, American leader of the Silver Legion (d. 1965)
  • Mar 13 Michael Taube, Polish composer, born in Lodz, Poland (1972)
  • Mar 13 Fritz Busch, German conductor, born in Siegen, Province of Westphalia (d. 1951)
  • Mar 16 Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
  • Mar 17 Harold Morris, composer
  • Mar 18 Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
  • Mar 20 Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony)
  • Mar 25 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)
  • Mar 26 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
  • Mar 28 Paul Whiteman "The King of Jazz", American orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1967)
  • Mar 29 Harold Spencer Jones, English astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London (d. 1960)
  • Mar 31 William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • Apr 5 Fie Carelsen [Sophia de Jong], Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Apr 6 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer
  • Apr 6 Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer (Eindecker monoplanes, Fokker Triplane)
  • Apr 7 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • Apr 11 Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, born in Predappio, Romagna, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)
  • Apr 17 Arthemus "Art" Acord, American silent film actor and rodeo champion (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists), born in Glenwood, Utah (d. 1931)
  • Apr 18 James Rennie, Canadian actor (Lash, Little Damozel), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 19 Lou Bandy, [Lodewijk F Dieben], revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
  • Apr 20 Maurice Duplessis, 16th Premier of Quebec, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada (d. 1959)
  • Apr 23 Donald Nichols Tweedy, American composer, born in Danburry, Connecticut (d. 1948)
  • Apr 23 Marcel L'Herbier, French director and screenwriter (El Dorado), born in Paris (d. 1979)
  • Apr 26 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor and director (My Old Dutch)
  • May 2 E. E. Smith, American food engineer and sci-fi author (Triplanetary), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 1965)
  • May 3 B. Traven, (German?) writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) whose real identity is disputed (possible date)
  • May 5 Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)
  • May 6 Claire Whitney, American silent film actress (Blind Fools, Haunted Mine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • May 7 Billy House, American actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), born in Mankato, Minnesota (d. 1961)

Person of interestAlfred Jodl

May 10 Alfred Jodl, German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), born in Würzburg, German Empire (d. 1946)

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl
  • May 11 Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
  • May 14 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • May 15 Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist (Ship of Fools)
  • May 17 Philip James, composer

Person of interestHo Chi Minh

May 19 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), born in Nghệ An Province, French Indochina (d. 1969)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • May 20 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)
  • May 21 Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
  • May 23 Herbert Marshall, English actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes), born in London, England
  • May 23 Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer
  • May 26 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • May 27 Fritzi Brunette, American actress, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1943)
  • May 29 Francis de Bourguignon, composer
  • Jun 1 Frank Morgan [Francis P Wupperman], US actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • Jun 6 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Jun 6 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jun 9 Leslie Banks, English actor and director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • Jun 10 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • Jun 10 Powell Weaver, composer
  • Jun 10 Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity), born in Minamibōsō, Chiba, Japan (d. 1973)
  • Jun 12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist, born in Tulln an der Donau, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1918)
  • Jun 14 May Allison, American actress (A Fool There Was, Almost Married), born in Rising Fawn, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • Jun 15 Georg Wüst, Posen, German Oceanographer who provided the first complete understanding of the temperature, salinity and deep-current structure of the Atlantic Ocean

Person of interestStan Laurel

Jun 16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • Jun 19 Barbara Everest, American actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Jun 21 Frank Sherman Land, founder of the Order of DeMolay, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • Jun 25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • Jun 26 Jeanne Eagels, American actress and former Ziegfeld Girl (Rain, Under False Colors), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1929)
  • Jun 30 Gertrude McCoy, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), born in Sugar Valley, Georgia (d. 1967)
  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)
  • Jul 2 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 5 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian and editor of Harper's Magazine, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • Jul 6 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • Jul 7 Tom Powers, US actor (Station West, Destination Moon), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Jul 8 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • Jul 10 André Souris, Belgian composer, born in Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • Jul 11 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WWII)
  • Jul 11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • Jul 14 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)
  • Jul 18 Charles Erwin Wilson, American engineer (President and CEO of General Motors) and politician (United States Secretary of Defense 1953-57), born in Minerva, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • Jul 18 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (the shortest-serving prime minister in Australia's history-8 days), born in Mitchell, Queensland, Australia (d. 1983)
  • Jul 20 Verna Felton, American actress (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp, December Bride), born in Salinas, California (d. 1966)
  • Jul 20 George II, King of Greece (1922-1924, and 1935-1947), born in Tatoi, Greece (d. 1947)

Person of interestRose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Jul 22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jul 25 Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1976)
  • Jul 25 Tom O'Brien, American actor (Physical Evidence), born in San Diego, California (d. 1947)
  • Jul 26 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • Jul 27 Judith Lowry, American actress (The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds), born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma (d. 1976)
  • Jul 28 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1975)
  • Jul 30 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • Aug 2 Pauline Hall, Norwegian composer, born in Hamar, Hedmark, Norway (d. 1969)
  • Aug 2 Marin Sais, American actress (The Pony Express Girl), born in San Rafael, California (d. 1971)
  • Aug 4 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1953)
  • Aug 4 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • Aug 5 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 5 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (d. 1987)
  • Aug 5 Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
  • Aug 9 Cesar Cortinas, composer
  • Aug 9 Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
  • Aug 9 Sandor Jemnitz, composer
  • Aug 10 Angus L. MacDonald, Canadian politician (d. 1954)
  • Aug 11 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
  • Aug 12 Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • Aug 13 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, born in Warwick, County, Virginia (d. 1974)
  • Aug 15 Jacques Ibert, composer (Escales), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 15 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death), born in Somerville, Tennessee (d. 2006)
  • Aug 15 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 17 Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law)
  • Aug 17 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator (d. 1920)
  • Aug 18 Walther Funk, German economist and Nazi politician, born in Danzkehmen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1960)
  • Aug 19 Yves Alix, French painter and graphic artist
  • Aug 20 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1937)
  • Aug 22 Floyd Henri Allport, American psychologist and sociologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1979)
  • Aug 24 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer (Olympics 3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24), born in Waikiki, Honolulu County, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • Aug 24 Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Aug 24 Jean Rhys [Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams], British writer (Voyage in the Dark), born in Roseau, Dominica (d. 1979)
  • Aug 26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • Aug 27 Man Ray, American artist and photographer (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Aug 28 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • Sep 5 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Zondebesef)
  • Sep 6 Clara Kimball Young, American actress (Return of Chandu), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • Sep 6 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1973)

Person of interestColonel Sanders

Sep 9 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana (d. 1980)

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • Sep 10 Franz Werfel, Austrian author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

Person of interestElsa Schiaparelli

Sep 10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Sep 11 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, born in Ellingsøya (d. 1968)
  • Sep 12 Guido Guerrini, Italian composer, born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1965)

Person of interestAgatha Christie

Sep 15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • Sep 15 Claude McKaye, Jamaica/American author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)
  • Sep 15 Frank Martin, composer (In Terra Fax), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sep 16 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 17 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
  • Sep 18 Vladimir Ambros, composer
  • Sep 20 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • Sep 22 Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician/philosopher
  • Sep 23 Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 23 Friedrich Paulus, German field marshal who commanded the 6th Army at Stalingrad, born in Guxhagen, Germany (d. 1957)
  • Sep 24 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • Sep 24 Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • Oct 1 Alice Joyce, American actress (Song O' My Heart), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • Oct 1 Constantin Nottara, composer
  • Oct 1 Stanley Holloway, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England

Person of interestGroucho Marx

Oct 2 Groucho Marx, [Julius], American comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Oct 3 Henry Hull, actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 5 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • Oct 8 Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], cricketer (pioneer WI Test player), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1973)
  • Oct 8 Eddie Rickenbacker, American aviator "Ace of Aces" (WWI), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • Oct 8 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Oct 9 Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist (Pentecostal), born in South-West Oxford, Canada (d. 1944)
  • Oct 9 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Oct 9 Janis Medins, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1966)
  • Oct 12 Luis de Freitas Branco, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • Oct 13 Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)
  • Oct 13 Gosta Nystroem, composer

Person of interestDwight D. Eisenhower

Oct 14 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower