On This Day

Famous People Born in 1894 (Part 2)

  • Oct 21 Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • Oct 22 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • Oct 23 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • Oct 24 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author, born in Darbhanga district, Bihar, British India (d. 1987)
  • Oct 26 John S Knight, American journalist and publisher (Knight Newspapers), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1981)
  • Oct 27 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, born in Hassfurt, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Oct 27 Oliver Leese, British World War II general, born in Westminster, London (d. 1978)
  • Oct 30 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, born in London (d. 1930)
  • Oct 30 Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1977)
  • Nov 2 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 19; Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • Nov 2 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1976)

Person of interestWilliam George Barker

Nov 3 William George Barker, Canadian flying ace (Victoria Cross recipient), born in Dauphin, Manitoba (d. 1930)

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Nov 5 Henri de Page, Belgian private law scholar, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • Nov 9 Mae Marsh, American silent film actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Madrid, New Mexico Territory (d. 1968)
  • Nov 9 Mabel Normand [Muriel Fortescue], American silent-film actress, director and comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1930) [or November 10]
  • Nov 11 Aaron Avshalomov, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Russia (d. 1965)

  • Nov 11 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), born in England (d. 1967)
  • Nov 13 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Nov 14 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist
  • Nov 14 Seena Owen, American silent screen actress (Queen Kelly), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1966)
  • Nov 16 Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Austrian-Japanese politician, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
  • Nov 17 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
  • Nov 19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (13th President of Portugal 1958-74), born in Lisbon (d. 1987)
  • Nov 20 Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1944)
  • Nov 21 Corinne Griffith, American actress dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen" (3 Hours, Lilies of Field), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1979)
  • Nov 23 Ture Persson, Swedish sprinter (Olympic silver 1912)
  • Nov 24 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)
  • Nov 26 Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (discovered cybernetics), born in Columbia, Missouri (d. 1964)
  • Nov 26 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, born in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 1974)
  • Nov 27 Forrest C. Shaklee, American chiropractor and founder (Shaklee Products), born in Carlisle, Iowa (d. 1985)
  • Nov 27 Amphilochius of Pochayiv [Yakov Varnavovich Golovatyuk], Ukrainian Orthodox Christian saint, born in Mala Ilovytsya, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1971)
  • Nov 27 Kōnosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (founded Panasonic), born in Wakayama, Empire of Japan (d. 1989)
  • Nov 28 Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic (The New York Times), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • Nov 29 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • Dec 2 Warren William [Krech], American actor (The Wolf Man, Cleopatra), born in Aitkin, Minnesota (d. 1948)

  • Dec 3 Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • Dec 5 C. R. Swart, South African politician (1st State President of South Africa 1961-67), born in Winburg, Orange Free State (d. 1982)
  • Dec 8 James Thurber, American humorist (Men, Women & Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • Dec 8 E. C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye), born in Chester, Illinois (d. 1938)
  • Dec 10 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert, born in Czarnków, Poland (d. 1975)
  • Dec 10 Gertrud Kolmar, German lyric poet and writer, born in Berlin (d. 1943)
  • Dec 14 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Chile, Chile (d. 1976)
  • Dec 17 Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • Dec 17 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer
  • Dec 17 Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)
  • Dec 17 Willem Schermerhorn, Neth premier (1945-46)
  • Dec 17 David Butler, American director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 19 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner (1951-65)
  • Dec 19 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec 19 Yoshida Isoya, architect (modern sukiya style), born in Tokyo, Japan

Person of interestRobert Menzies

Dec 20 Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (United Australia Party: 1939-41, Liberal: 1949-66) and its longest-serving, born in Jeparit, Victoria (d. 1978)

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • Dec 23 Arthur Gilligan, English cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
  • Dec 24 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • Dec 26 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), born in Quiapo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines (d. 1980)
  • Dec 26 Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 28 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
  • Dec 28 Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)
  • Dec 31 Ernest John Moeran, English composer, born in London Borough of Hounslow, United Kingdom (d. 1950)