Famous People Born in 1895

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 339

J. Edgar HooverJ. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972)

Jan 1 American 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Jan 1 Nathaniel Shilkret, American conductor and musician (Victor Salon Orchestra), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Jan 2 Greve Folke Bernadotte, Swedish statesman (Red Cross, UN), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • Jan 3 Borys Lyatoshynsky, Ukrainian composer, conductor, teacher, known as the father of modern Ukrainian music, born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1968)
  • Jan 4 Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • Jan 4 Lourens Baas Becking, Dutch botanist (Baas Becking hypothesis), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1963)
  • Jan 5 Elizabeth Cotten, American folk and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Freight Train"), born in Carrboro, North Carolina (d. 1987)
  • Jan 5 Jeannette Piccard, American high-altitude balloonist & Episcopal priest, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Jan 6 Tom Fadden, American stage and screen character actor (It's a Wonderful Life; Broken Arrow; Cimarron City), born in Bayard, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • Jan 7 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist, born in Bucharest (d. 1960)

Hudson FyshHudson Fysh (1895-1974)

Jan 7 Australian aviator, businessman and co-founder of QANTAS, born in Launceston, Tasmania

  • Jan 7 Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist, born in Soisy-sur-Seine, Essonne (d. 1990)
  • Jan 11 Laurens Hammond, American engineer and musical instrument inventor (Hammond organ), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Jan 13 Anton Betzner, German writer, born in Cologne (d. 1976)
  • Jan 13 Fortunio Bonanova, Spanish opera singer and actor, born in Palma de Mallorca Spain (d. 1969)
  • Jan 14 George Richard Samways, English children's writer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Jan 15 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • Jan 16 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • Jan 18 Virginia Valli [McSweeney], American (mostly silent) film actress (Wild Oranges; Pleasure Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • Jan 20 Eva Jessye, American singer, actress, songwriter (Hallelujah) and 1st black woman to receive international distinction as a choral conductor, born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • Jan 20 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), born in Grange, Mississippi (d. 1962)
  • Jan 21 Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier 'The Master', born in Getaria, Spain (d. 1972)
  • Jan 24 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet and writer (Der Halbe Mensch), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1941)
  • Jan 24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27 Cláudio Carneyro, Portuguese violinist, composer, and educator, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1963)
  • Jan 27 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Jan 27 Joseph Rosenstock, American conductor (NY City Opera), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1985)
  • Jan 29 Muna Lee, American poet and activist, born in Raymond, Mississippi (d. 1965)
  • Feb 1 Conn Smythe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-61; Stanley Cup x 8), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1980)

John FordJohn Ford (1895-1973)

Feb 1 American director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

George HalasGeorge Halas (1895-1983)

Feb 2 American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Feb 3 Nick Kenny, American columnist and songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician (founded APRA-Peru, drafted constitution), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1979) [or Feb 22]
  • Feb 4 Annie Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters), born in Hatert, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Feb 4 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • Feb 4 [Johann Baptist] Hanns Albin Rauter, German SS and Police leader in the occupied Netherlands, born in Klagenfurt, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1949)
  • Feb 6 Babe Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; 7 x World Series champion; 12 × AL home run leader 1918–21, 23-24, 1926–31; Boston RS, NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
  • Feb 7 Irving Aaronson, American jazz pianist and big band leader, born in New York City (d. 1963)
  • Feb 9 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 11 Viktor Trambitsky, Russian composer, born in Brest-Litovsk, Russian Empire (d. 1970)
  • Feb 13 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Feb 14 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher & sociologist (Studies in prejudice), born in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Feb 15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • Feb 17 Anita Stewart, American silent film actress (South of Hell Mountain), producer, and mystery novelist, born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1961)
  • Feb 17 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Feb 18 George "The Gipper" Gipp, American football player (Notre Dame), born in Laurium, Michigan (d. 1920)
  • Feb 18 Semjon Timoshenko, Russian military officer (Marshal of the Soviet Union, held commands during Soviet-Finnish War and on WWII Eastern Front), born in Orman, Bessarabia Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1970)
  • Feb 19 Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • Feb 20 Jimmy Yancey, American boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951) [birth year disputed - documentation ranges from 1894-1903]
  • Feb 21 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, (1943 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for discovery of vitamin K), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1976)
  • Feb 22 Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician and author (founder of Peruvian Aprista Party), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1979)
  • Feb 23 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Feb 25 Bert Bell, American Pro Football HOF executive (NFL Commissioner 1946-59; owner Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • Feb 25 Henri Martelli, French composer, born in Bastia, Corsica, France (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, The Cameraman, Doughboys), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Feb 28 Guiomar Novaes, Brazilian concert pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), born in São João da Boa Vista, Brazil (d. 1979)
  • Feb 28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright, filmmaker (Topaze; The Baker's Wife), and novelist, born in Paris (d. 1974)
  • Mar 1 Duke Keats, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame centre (WCHL First-Team All-Star 1921-26; Edmonton Eskimos; NHL: Chicago Black Hawks), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1972)
  • Mar 3 Alexander Voormolen, Dutch composer and music librarian, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Mar 3 Juanita Hansen, American actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • Mar 3 Matthew Ridgway, American general (World War II, Korean War, NATO Supreme Commander) and Chief of Staff of the US Army (1953-55), born in Fort Monroe, Virginia (d. 1993)
  • Mar 3 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist and 1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics in 1969, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1973)
  • Mar 3 Robert Gordon, American silent film actor (Hearts and Spangles; King of the Pack), born in Belleville, Kansas (d. 1971)
  • Mar 4 Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1978)
  • Mar 4 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (Count Screwloose), born in The Bronx. New York (d. 1953)
  • Mar 5 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle) (d. 1982)
  • Mar 7 Juan Jose Castro, Argentine composer, born in Avellaneda, Argentina (d. 1968)

Shemp HowardShemp Howard (1895-1955)

Mar 11 American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Mar 12 William C. Lee, U.S. Army general (d. 1948)
  • Mar 14 François Louis Ganshof, Belgian medieval historian, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • Mar 20 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 21 Zlatko Baloković, Croatian violinist (d. 1955)
  • Mar 23 Dane Rudhyar [Daniel Chennevière] French-American composer (Tetragram; Granite), philosopher (The Astrology of Personality), and transcendental painter, born in Paris, France (d. 1985)
  • Mar 23 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • Mar 24 Syd Saylor [Leo Sailor], American silent and sound screen character actor (Arizona Days; The Three Mesquiteers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • Mar 25 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • Mar 28 Christian Herter, American Republican politician, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57) and US Secretary of State (1959-61), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • Mar 28 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Latter-day Saints (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1985)
  • Mar 29 Ernst Jünger, German author and entomologist (Storm of Steel), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1998)
  • Mar 30 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
  • Mar 31 John Jay McCloy, US lawyer and banker (Secretary of War 1941-45, chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank)
  • Mar 31 Lizzie Miles [Elizabeth Landreaux], Creole American jazz, blues and gospel singer ("Man O'War"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)
  • Mar 31 Vardis Fisher, American author (Darkness & Deep), born in Annis, Idaho (d. 1968)
  • Apr 1 Alberta Hunter, American blues singer, and composer ("Downhearted Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • Apr 3 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1968)
  • Apr 4 Arthur Murray [Moses Teichman], American ballroom dancer and businessman (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Apr 4 Benjamin Thackston "Tack" Knight, American cartoonist ("Little Folks"), born in Dillsboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
  • Apr 4 Charlie Hallows, English cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28), born in Little Lever, Lancashire (d. 1972)
  • Apr 7 Eduardo Toldrà, Spanish Catalan composer and conductor, born in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain (d. 1962)
  • Apr 7 Lewis B Combs, American civil engineer and US Navy officer (1917-45), founding member and commander of the "Seabees", born in Manchester Center, Vermont (d. 1996)
  • Apr 8 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Apr 8 Sigurdur Thordarson, Icelandic composer (d. 1968)
  • Apr 9 Beau De Glen "Mance" Lipscomb, American blues singer and guitarist ("Shine On, Harvest Moon"), born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Apr 9 Michel Simon, Swiss actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1975)
  • Apr 9 Rudolf Kattnigg, Austrian composer, born in Carinthia, Austria (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 Arthur Fadden, 13th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Ingham, Queensland, Australia (d. 1973)
  • Apr 13 Olga Rudge, American concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • Apr 14 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1974)
  • Apr 15 Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
  • Apr 15 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte), born in San Luca, Italy (d. 1956)
  • Apr 16 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer of travel literature (Life on Puka Puka), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • Apr 17 Bert Wheeler, American actor (Brave Eagle, The Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • Apr 19 Anton Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • Apr 20 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • Apr 23 Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand detective writer and producer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • Apr 24 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • Apr 25 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, 6th President of FIFA (1961-74), born in Mutford, East Suffolk, England (d. 1986)
  • Apr 29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts), born in Bath Villas, Ashford, Kent (d. 1967)
  • Apr 30 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • May 1 Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • May 2 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, born in Brieg, Silesia (d. 1975)

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart (1895-1943)

May 2 American lyricist ("I Could Write A Book"; "My Funny Valentine") and half of the Broadway musical team Rodgers and Hart, born in Harlem, New York

  • May 2 Peggy Bacon, American author and illustrator (Off With Their Heads), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • May 3 Cornelius Van Til, Dutch philosopher and Christian apologist, Grootegast, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • May 3 Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1963)
  • May 6 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (leading supporter of Nazism in Hungary), born in Szentgyörgy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • May 6 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (The Man Who Counted), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1974)

Rudolph ValentinoRudolph Valentino (1895-1926)

May 6 Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy

  • May 8 Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • May 8 Fulton J. Sheen, America bishop (Life is Worth Living), born in El Paso, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • May 8 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • May 8 Jose Gomez [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
  • May 9 Lucian Blaga, Romanian philosopher and poet (Dogmatic Aeon), born in Lámkerék, Szeben County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • May 9 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • May 11 Jan Parandowski, Polish writer and translator, born in Lwów, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 19780
  • May 11 William Grant Still, American composer ("Afro-American" Symphony), born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1978)
  • May 12 Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Songs of Life), born in Madanapalle, India (d. 1986)
  • May 14 Lew Lehr, American comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • May 14 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • May 15 Charles Lamont, director (Abbott & Costello Go to Mars), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 15 William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (d. 1941)
  • May 18 Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot and revolutionary, born in Niquinohomo, Nicaragua (d. 1934)
  • May 19 Albert Hay Malotte, American pianist, organist, composer (Disney staff, 1930's; The Lord's Prayer), and educator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • May 19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • May 20 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
  • May 24 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricket all-rounder (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 16 wickets; NSW CA, Victoria CA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • May 24 Samuel I Newhouse Sr., American businessman and publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • May 26 Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1965)

Paul LukasPaul Lukas (1895-1971)

May 26 Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary

  • May 27 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)
  • May 30 Maurice Tate, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 155 wickets, 1 x 100, 5 x 50), born in Brighton, England (d. 1956)
  • Jun 3 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, Indian statesman and diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance), born in Travancore, British India (d. 1963)
  • Jun 3 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • Jun 4 Dino Conte Grandi, Italian Fascist politician and delegate to league of nations (1925-32), born in Mordano, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Jun 5 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Jun 5 William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), born in Hendrysburg, Ohio (d. 1972)

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel (1895-1952)

Jun 10 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Gone With The Wind -"Mammy"), born in Wichita, Kansas

  • Jun 10 Immanuel Velikovsky, Russian writer (Worlds in Collision), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • Jun 11 Nikolai A Bulganin, Soviet-Russian marshal and 6th Premier of the Soviet Union (1955-58), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • Jun 12 Eugénie Brazier, French chef who was the 1st woman to earn 3 Michelin stars (1933), and the 1st person earn 3 Michelin stars for 2 restaurants, born in La Tranclière, Ain, France (d. 1977)
  • Jun 14 Cliff Edwards, American singer, aka "Ukulele Ike" (Walt Disney's Pinocchio - "Jiminy Cricket"; "When You Wish Upon a Star"), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • Jun 14 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)
  • Jun 14 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • Jun 17 Louise Fazenda, American vaudeville, and silent and sound screen actress (Mack Sennett comedies), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Sam Wooding, American jazz pianist, bandleader, one of the 1st to tour Europe (Chocolate Kiddies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • Jun 17 Slavko Osterc, Slovenian composer (Iz Satanovega Dnevnika (From Satan's Diary); Illusions), and pedagogue, born in Veržej, Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia) (d. 1941)
  • Jun 18 Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian (d. 2009)

Jack DempseyJack Dempsey (1895-1983)

Jun 24 American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1919-26), born in Manassa, Colorado

George HainsworthGeorge Hainsworth (1895-1950)

Jun 26 Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Jun 26 Jankel Adler, Polish painter and printmaker, born in Tuszyn, Łódź, Poland (d. 1949)
  • Jun 28 Kazimierz Sikorski, Polish composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1986)
  • Jul 3 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, Russian-Ukrainian composer, born in Dvorichnyi Kut, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • Jul 4 Eric Marx, South African cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, 3 wickets; 240 on FC debut for Transvaal), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1974)
  • Jul 4 Irving Caesar, American lyricist and theater composer (Tea for Two; Just A Gigilo; Sometimes I'm Happy; Animal Crackers In My Soup), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996) [1]
  • Jul 4 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter and illustrator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Jul 5 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • Jul 8 Anton van de Velde, Flemish writer and director (God & the Worms)
  • Jul 10 Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Der Mond; Mozart Prize - 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jul 10 Maarten Pleun Vrij, Dutch lawyer and criminologist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • Jul 10 Nahum Goldmann, Israeli-Zionist leader (Zionist World Organization), born in Wisznewo, Lithuania (d. 1982)
  • Jul 11 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • Jul 12 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), born in Hamar, Norway (d. 1962)
  • Jul 12 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (Rodgers & Hammerstein - "Oklahoma!"; "South Pacific"; "The King And I"; " The Sound Of Music"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Jul 12 R. Buckminster Fuller, American architect and inventor (geodesic dome), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • Jul 13 Sidney Blackmer, American actor (played Ted Roosevelt in 7 movies, Rosemary's Baby), born in Salisbury, North Carolina (d. 1973)
  • Jul 14 Frank Raymond Leavis, British literary critic (Culture & Environment)

George George "Machine Gun" Kelly (1895-1954)

Jul 18 American gangster during the Prohibition era, born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Jul 18 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Jul 19 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter, born in Yixing, China (d. 1953)
  • Jul 20 László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
  • Jul 21 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket batsman (17 Tests [12 as captain], 3 x 50; Natal, Transvaal), born in Eshowe, South Africa (d. 1939)
  • Jul 21 Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), born in Vevay, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • Jul 22 Hans Rosbaud, Austrian conductor (South West German Radio Orchestra, 1948-62), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1962)
  • Jul 22 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, born in Debe Nek, King Williamstown, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Jul 23 Aileen Pringle, American actress (Murder at Midnight), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Jul 23 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Jul 24 Robert Graves, English writer and poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • Jul 25 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz; Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • Jul 26 Gracie Allen, American comedian and actress (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • Jul 26 Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person measuring 2.41 metres (7 ft 11 in) at the time of her death, born in Bartley Green, Northfield, Birmingham (d. 1922)
  • Jul 26 Jerry Verno, British actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Jul 30 Wanda Hawley, American silent screen actress (The Affairs of Anatol), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Aug 1 Benjamin Mays, African-American educator (Morehouse, Howard University) and civil rights leader, born in Ninety Six, South Carolina (d. 1984)
  • Aug 2 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)
  • Aug 3 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (An Old Man's Folly), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1941)
  • Aug 9 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Aug 9 Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches), born in Abbottabad, India (d. 1982)
  • Aug 10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)