On This Day

Famous People Born in 1893 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 299 of 299

  • Aug 30 Huey Long, American politician (40th Governor of Louisiana), born in Winnfield, Louisiana (d. 1935)
  • Aug 31 Lily Laskine, French harpist, born in Paris (d. 1988)
  • Sep 1 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter, etcher and lithographer, born in Okayama, Japan (d. 1953)
  • Sep 3 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer, choreography and teacher (Schepelingen), born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • Sep 4 Henry Schultz, American economist (econometrics), born in Sharkawshchyna, Russian Empire (d. 1938)
  • Sep 6 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1965)
  • Sep 6 Claire Chennault, American military leader, born in Commerce, Texas (d. 1958)
  • Sep 7 Leslie Hore-Belisha, British politician (Minister of Transport), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1957)
  • Sep 10 Al "Fuzzy" St John, American actor (Lash of the West), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 1963)
  • Sep 10 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian (world's oldest person 2008-9) who lived to be 115, born in Olival, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 2009)
  • Sep 11 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver, born in Barton, England (d. 1974)
  • Sep 13 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), born in New Orleans (d. 1953)
  • Sep 16 Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Sep 16 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • Sep 17 Abel Herzberg, Russian-Dutch Jewish lawyer and writer (Persecution of Jews), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Sep 18 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1960)

  • Sep 18 William March, American writer (Company K), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1954)
  • Sep 20 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Sep 20 Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Sep 21 Moses Pergament, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1977)
  • Sep 24 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Coutchman, Texas (d. 1929)
  • Sep 24 Julia Faye, American actress (The 10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1966)
  • Sep 27 Joannes Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
  • Sep 28 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • Sep 29 Phillip Tead, American actor (The Front Page, Lightnin', Fighting Blade), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Sep 30 Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
  • Oct 1 Faith Baldwin, American author (They Who Love), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1978)
  • Oct 1 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • Oct 1 Ip Man, Chinese martial artist, and a master teacher of Wing Chun, born in Foshan, Guangdong, Qing China (d. 1972)
  • Oct 2 Leroy Shield, American pianist and composer (Laurel & Hardy), born in Waseca, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • Oct 3 Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, born in Řípec, Czech Republic (d. 1964)
  • Oct 8 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, born in Epping, England (d. 1968)
  • Oct 9 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Oct 9 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • Oct 10 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Oct 10 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music), born in Konitz, West Prussia (d. 1988)

  • Oct 12 Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, born in Stokkseyri, Iceland (d. 1974)
  • Oct 12 Velvalee Dickinson, American spy, convicted of espionage against the United States on behalf of Japan during World War II, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1980)
  • Oct 14 Lillian Gish, American silent film and stage actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Oct 15 Ina Claire [Fagan], American actress (Ninotchika), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • Oct 15 Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), born in Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1953)
  • Oct 17 Jean Binet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva (d. 1960)
  • Oct 17 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist , born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Oct 18 Roy Del Ruth, DE, director (About Face, Babe Ruth Story, Star Show)
  • Oct 18 Sidney Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1949-57), born in Greendale, New Zealand (d. 1961)
  • Oct 18 Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)
  • Oct 20 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
  • Oct 23 Jean Absil, Belgian organist and composer (Peau d'Ane), born in Bonsecours; (d. 1974)
  • Oct 23 Ernest Julius Öpik, Kunda, Estonian Astronomer and Astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

Oct 24 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1973)

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper
  • Oct 26 Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe), born in Csongrád, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Oct 27 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • Oct 28 Christopher Kelk Ingold, English chemist (Cahn–Ingold–Prelog priority rules), born in London (d. 1970)
  • Oct 28 Otto Huiswoud, Suriname-born political activist and editor-in-chief (Negro Worker), born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1961)
  • Oct 30 Charles Atlas [Angelo Siciliano], Italian-American bodybuilder, born in Acri, Cosenza, Italy (d. 1972)
  • Oct 30 Jan Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • Oct 30 Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case) and politician, born in Celle, Lower Saxony, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • Nov 2 Battista Farina, Italian automobile designer and founder of Pininfarina company, born in Cortanze, Italy (d. 1966)
  • Nov 3 Charley Barrett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cornell undefeated National C'ship 1915), born in Bellevue, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • Nov 3 Robert Lindley Murray, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1917-18), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • Nov 5 Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • Nov 6 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Uninhabited Island), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • Nov 7 Leatrice Joy, American actress (The Ace of Hearts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1985)
  • Nov 8 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, last absolute king of Siam (1925–35), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1941)
  • Nov 10 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian essayist, activist and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • Nov 13 Edward A Doisy Sr, American bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943), born in Hume, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Nov 14 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • Nov 14 Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • Nov 14 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), born in Loosduinen, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • Nov 14 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • Nov 16 Cornelis Jakob van der Klauw, Dutch biologist and zoologist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1972)
  • Nov 19 René Voisin, French classical trumpet player, born in Angers, France (d. 1952)
  • Nov 22 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin, born in Kabany, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • Nov 22 Harley Earl, American automobile designer (1st head of design at General Motors), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1969)
  • Nov 23 Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for South Africa)
  • Nov 24 Fern Andra [Vernal Edna Andrews], German-American actress (Eyes of the World), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Nov 24 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • Nov 27 Stanisław Wiechowicz, Polish composer, born in Kroszyce, Kielce, Poland (d. 1963)
  • Dec 1 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • Dec 1 Herman Griffith, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests; 44 wickets; best 6-103), born in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1980)
  • Dec 2 Louis Freeman, Scottish band leader, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Dec 2 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer (Bio in Sonata Form), born in Kremenchuk, Russia (d. 2002) (birth date uncertain)
  • Dec 3 Julius Bissier, German painter, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Dec 6 Lou Little [Luigi Piccolo], American college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • Dec 10 Walter Rein, German composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1955)
  • Dec 12 Edward G. Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1973)
  • Dec 16 Vladimir Golschmann, conductor with Immortal Downbeat, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 17 Erwin Piscator, German stage director (Der Stellvertreter)
  • Dec 23 Ann O'Neal [Patsy Ann Epperson], American actress (Professional Father), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • Dec 24 Carl Brisson, Danish actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho, Murder at the Vanities), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • Dec 24 Ruth Chatterton, American actress (Madame X, Sarah & Son), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Dec 25 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), born in Peterborough, Australia (d. 1991)
  • Dec 25 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane, Moon Over Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1963)
  • Dec 26 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, Polish/Belorussian composer, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1970)
  • Dec 26 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, Russian composer and music theorist, born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1976)

Person of interestMao Zedong

Dec 26 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), born in Shaoshan, Hunan (d. 1976)

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Dec 31 Jimmy Blanckenberg, South African cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1955)
  • Dec 31 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist & author (Flemish Resurrection), born in Saint-Gilles, Brussels (d. 1975)