Famous People Born in 1895

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 322

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Jan 1 J. Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72), born in Washington, D.C.

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Jan 1 Nathaniel Shilkret, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 2 Count Folke Bernadotte, Swedish statesman (Red Cross, UN)
  • Jan 3 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer
  • Jan 3 Mihail Andricu, composer
  • Jan 4 Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
  • Jan 4 Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • Jan 5 Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
  • Jan 5 Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • Jan 7 Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
  • Jan 7 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 7 Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and co-founder of QANTAS (d. 1974)
  • Jan 13 Anton Betzner, German writer, born in Cologne (d. 1976)
  • Jan 13 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • Jan 14 George Richard Samways, children's writer
  • Jan 15 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • Jan 16 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • Jan 20 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), born in Grange, Mississippi (d. 1962)
  • 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 21 Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
  • Jan 24 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • Jan 24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27 Claudio Carneyro, composer
  • Jan 27 Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41), born in Kraków, Poland
  • Jan 27 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screen writer, born NYC, New York
  • Jan 29 Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)

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Feb 1 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (d. 1973)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

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Feb 2 George Halas [Papa Bear], NFL pioneer (owner of the Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • Feb 3 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • Feb 3 Nick Kenny, Astoria columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 3 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]
  • Feb 4 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • Feb 4 Hanns [Johann] Rauter, German SS-lt-general/SS police chief in Neth
  • Feb 4 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • Feb 6 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, baseball great (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 9 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 11 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
  • 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)
  • Feb 15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • Feb 17 Anita Stewart, American actress (South of Hell Mountain), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Feb 17 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Feb 18 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • Feb 18 Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WWII)
  • Feb 19 Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • Feb 20 Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)
  • Feb 21 Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • Feb 22 Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
  • Feb 23 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Feb 25 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • Feb 25 Henri Martelli, composer

  • Feb 27 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Feb 28 Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
  • Feb 28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • Mar 1 G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of fame (elected 1958)
  • Mar 3 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • Mar 3 Juanita Hansen, American actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • Mar 3 Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
  • Mar 3 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics-1969), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 3 Robert Gordon, American silent film actor (Loveless), born in Belleville, Kansas (d. 1971)
  • Mar 4 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)
  • Mar 5 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • Mar 7 Juan Jose Castro, composer
  • Mar 12 William C. Lee, U.S. Army general (d. 1948)
  • Mar 14 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • Mar 17 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • Mar 20 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 21 Zlatko Baloković, Croatian violinist (d. 1955)
  • Mar 23 Dane Rudhyar, composer
  • Mar 23 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • Mar 24 Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
  • Mar 24 Leo "Syd" Sailor, American actor (Arizona Days, Waterfront), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • Mar 25 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • Mar 28 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mar 28 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • Mar 29 Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • Mar 30 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
  • Mar 31 John Jay McCloy, lawyer/banker (Sec of War 1941-45, pres Chase Man)
  • Mar 31 Vardis Fisher, American author (Darkness & Deep), born in Annis, Idaho (d. 1968)
  • Apr 1 Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
  • Apr 3 Bjarne Brustad, composer
  • Apr 3 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer
  • Apr 4 Arthur Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 Charlie Hallows, cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28)
  • Apr 7 Eduardo Toldra, composer
  • Apr 7 Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer
  • Apr 8 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Apr 8 Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
  • Apr 9 Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
  • Apr 9 Michel Simon, [Francois], Geneva Switzerland
  • Apr 9 Rudolf Kattnigg, composer
  • Apr 13 Olga Rudge, American-born concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Apr 13 Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
  • Apr 14 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • Apr 14 Wiktor Labunski, composer
  • Apr 15 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
  • Apr 15 Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
  • Apr 15 Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
  • Apr 16 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (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 F Pieck, Den Helder, Netherlands, illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel)
  • Apr 20 Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • Apr 23 Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
  • Apr 24 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • Apr 25 Stanley Rous, British soccer official
  • Apr 29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • Apr 30 Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • May 1 Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer 1946), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • May 2 Alfred Kurella, writer
  • May 2 Peggy Bacon, author and illustrator (Off With Their Heads), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • May 2 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
  • May 3 Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian (Laudes regiae)
  • May 3 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian/British director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers)
  • May 3 Cornelius Van Til, philosopher and Christian apologist (d. 1987)

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May 6 Rudolph Valentino, Italian sheik and actor (Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy (d. 1926)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • May 6 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1946)
  • May 6 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
  • May 8 Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • May 8 Fulton J Sheen, El Paso Ill, bishop (Life is Worth Living)
  • May 8 Jose Gomez, [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
  • May 8 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • May 9 Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
  • May 9 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • May 11 Jan Parandowski, writer
  • May 11 William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)
  • May 12 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]
  • May 14 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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 19 Albert Hay Malotte, composer
  • May 19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • May 20 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
  • May 22 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
  • May 24 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
  • May 24 Samuel I Newhouse Sr., American businessman and publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • May 26 Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer

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May 26 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1971)

Actor Paul Lukas
Actor
Paul Lukas
  • May 27 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)
  • May 30 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • Jun 3 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
  • Jun 4 Dino Conte Grandi, Italian delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
  • Jun 5 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus)
  • Jun 5 William Boyd, Ohio, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • Jun 10 Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)

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Jun 10 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With The Wind), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1952)

  • Jun 11 Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of USSR (1955-58), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 1975
  • Jun 14 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", Hannibal Missouri, singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • Jun 14 Louis Finkelstein, US historian/theologist (Pharizees)
  • Jun 14 Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (d. 1968)
  • Jun 17 Slavko Osterc, composer
  • Jun 18 Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian

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Jun 24 Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jun 26 Jankel Adler, Polish painter

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Jun 26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Jun 28 Kazimierz Sikorski, composer
  • Jul 3 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, composer
  • Jul 4 Irving Caesar, songwriter
  • Jul 4 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
  • Jul 4 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • Jul 5 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • Jul 8 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)
  • Jul 9 Cullen Landis, American actor (Soul of the Beast), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Carl Orff, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969), born in Munich. Germany
  • Jul 10 Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/member High Court
  • 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)
  • Jul 12 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 12 R Buckminster Fuller, architect/inventor (geodesic dome)
  • 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)
  • Jul 18 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)

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Jul 18 George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], American gangster, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  • Jul 19 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)
  • Jul 20 László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
  • Jul 21 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • Jul 21 Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), born in Vevay, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 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 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Jul 23 Aileen Pringle, American actress (Murder at Midnight), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Jul 24 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • Jul 25 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • Jul 26 Jerry Verno, British actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 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 (d. 1922)
  • Jul 30 Wanda Hawley, American silent screen actress (The Affairs of Anatol), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Aug 1 Benjamin E Mays, SC, African American educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
  • Aug 2 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
  • Aug 3 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (An Old Man's Folly), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1941)
  • Aug 7 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • Aug 9 Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
  • Aug 9 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Aug 10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • Aug 10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 13 Bert Lahr [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Aug 13 Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), born in Eastman, Georgia (d. 1962)
  • Aug 14 Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
  • Aug 16 Jacinto Guerrero, composer
  • Aug 16 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1960)