On This Day

Famous People Born in 1891 (Part 2)

  • Aug 26 Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
  • Aug 26 Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)
  • Aug 28 Stanley Andrews, American actor (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Aug 29 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Sep 3 Bessie [Annie Elizabeth] Delany, American dentist and civil rights pioneer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 Roscoe Karns, American actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1970)
  • Sep 11 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • Sep 11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1949)
  • Sep 12 Adolph Weiss, American bassoonist and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1971)
  • Sep 12 Pedro Albizu Campos, Advocate for Puerto Rican independence, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1965)
  • Sep 14 Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (analytic number theory), born in Velikoluksky District, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • Sep 16 Czesław Marek, Polish composer, born in Przemyśl, Eastern Galicia, Lwów (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 Isabel Jeans, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German princess by her marriage to the diplomat Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and spy, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)

Person of interestKarl Dönitz

Sep 16 Karl Dönitz, German naval leader, born in Grünau, German Empire (d. 1980)

Naval Commander and Nazi leader Karl Dönitz
Naval Commander and Nazi leader
Karl Dönitz
  • Sep 22 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)

  • Sep 26 Alfred Lane, American sharp shooter (Olympic gold 1912, 20), born in New York (d. 1965)
  • Sep 28 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, Her Great Part), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1918)
  • Sep 29 Gerda Björne, Swedish actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna), born in By, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1979)
  • Sep 29 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • Oct 2 H. V. Porter, American basketball coach and administrator (created fan-shaped backboard; moulded basketball, rules films), born in Manito, Illinois (d. 1975)
  • Oct 11 Antonius [Jacob LT] van der Veen Zeppenfeldt, Antillian Bishop
  • Oct 12 Edith Stein, German philosopher and Discalced Carmelite nun (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), born in Breslau (Silesia), Germany (d. 1942)
  • Oct 13 Irene Rich [Luther], American actress (Beau Brummell, Champ), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1988)
  • Oct 14 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist and folklorist, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Oct 18 1891 Václav Kálik, Czech composer, born in Opava; (d. 1951)

Person of interestJames Chadwick

Oct 20 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935 discovered neutron), born in Bollington, Cheshire (d. 1974)

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick

Person of interestJomo Kenyatta

Oct 20 Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan leader and 1st President of Kenya (1963-78), born in Gatundu, Kenya (d. 1978)

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • Oct 21 John Metzelaar, Dutch/US (About Tropical Atl Visschen)
  • Oct 21 Ted Shawn, US dancer/choreographer (Dance We Must)
  • Oct 22 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, born in Josefsthal, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • Oct 22 Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d. 1988)
  • Oct 24 Geertruida Magdelena Wilhelmina Bakker, Dutch actress (The Two Orphans), born in Amsterdam (d. 1973)
  • Oct 24 Rafael Trujillo [Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina], Dominican politician, soldier and dictator of the Dominican Republic (1930-61), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 1961)
  • Oct 25 Father Coughlin, Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster, born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1979)
  • Oct 28 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (The Great Air Robbery), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1920)

  • Oct 29 Fanny Brice, American singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
  • Nov 1 D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Dutch composer and philosopher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Nov 4 Miroslav Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • Nov 5 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1964)
  • Nov 5 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (d. 1973)
  • Nov 5 Mary Dorna [Mary Jeanette Tenkink-Stoppelman], Dutch author, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • Nov 10 Carl W. Stalling, American film composer (Disney's Silly Symphonies; Warner Brothers Cartoons), born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Nov 11 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • Nov 12 Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, born in Springfield, Illinois

Person of interestFrederick Banting

Nov 14 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Alliston, Ontario (d. 1941)

Person of interestErwin Rommel

Nov 15 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WWII - African campaign), born in Heidenheim, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1944)

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Nov 15 W Averell Harriman, American (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)
  • Nov 17 Guido Pannain, composer
  • Nov 17 Jean Del Val, [Gautier], French actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
  • Nov 20 Leon Cadore, American baseball pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • Nov 20 Reginald Denny, English actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman), born in Richmond, Surrey, England (d. 1967)
  • Nov 22 Bengt Axel von Torne, Finnish composer (d. 1967)
  • Nov 22 Edward Bernays, Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Nov 22 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1960)
  • Nov 27 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), born in Madrid (d. 1951)
  • Nov 28 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist (48th Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court) and politician, born in Mandurriao, Iloilo, Captaincy General of the Philippines (d. 1949)
  • Nov 29 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61)
  • Nov 29 Richard Frank Donovan, composer
  • Dec 1 Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer (wreck laws)
  • Dec 2 Charles H. Wesley, American author and historian (The History of Alpha Phi Alpha), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • Dec 5 Alexander Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer, born in St Petersburg (d. 1956)
  • Dec 7 Fay Bainter, American actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • Dec 9 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet, born in Minsk, Minsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1917)

Person of interestNelly Sachs

Dec 10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet and Playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • Dec 12 Buck Jones [Charles F Gebhart], American Western actor (Just Pals, Forbidden Trails, War Horse), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • Dec 15 A. P. Carter, American musician (Carter Family), born in Maces Spring, Virginia
  • Dec 17 Robertson Hare, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge), born in London, England
  • Dec 19 Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86)
  • Dec 21 John W. McCormack, American politician (D) Speaker of House (1962-70), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • Dec 22 Edward L. Bernays, 1st public relations agent, born in Vienna, Austria

Person of interestCy Denneny

Dec 23 Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Dec 25 Clarrie Grimmett, Australian cricket spin bowler (37 Tests; 216 wickets @ 24.21; ICC Cricket Hall of Fame), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1980)
  • Dec 25 Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • Dec 25 Kenneth A N Anderson, British general (Dunkerk, North Africa)

Person of interestHenry Miller

Dec 26 Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1980)

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • Dec 30 Antoine Pinay, French premier (1952)/minister of Foreign affairs