On This Day

Famous People Born in 1897 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 323 of 323

  • Aug 20 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian poet and author (Det Store Spelet), born in Vinje, Telemark, Norway (d. 1970)
  • Aug 22 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1965)
  • Aug 22 Elizabeth Bergner, Austrian actress (Catherine the Great), born in Drohobycz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Aug 24 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (Nashville's Acuff-Rose Music), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1954)
  • Aug 25 Jaroslav Řídký, Czech composer, born in Reichenberg, Czech Republic (d. 1956)
  • Aug 26 Yoon Boseon, Korean politician, President of South Korea (1960-62), born in Asan, Joseon (d. 1990)
  • Aug 27 Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • Aug 28 Morris Ankrum, American actor (Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1964)

Person of interestFredric March

Aug 31 Fredric March, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1975)

  • Aug 31 Marianne Bruns, German writer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Sep 1 Andy Kennedy, Irish soccer defender (2 caps, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • Sep 3 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1971)
  • Sep 3 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1986)
  • Sep 3 Sally Benson, American writer (Meet Me In St. Louis), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Sep 5 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1979)
  • Sep 5 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Sep 5 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • Sep 5 Arthur C. Nielsen, American businessman and market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)

Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

Sep 8 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • Sep 10 Nancy Lancaster, American decorator (Colefax and Fowler), born in Mirador, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Sep 10 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • Sep 10 Hilde Hildebrand [Emma Minna Hildebrand], German actress (Port of Freedom), born in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Sep 10 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1967) 

Person of interestIrene Joliot-Curie

Sep 12 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist and Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist and Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Sep 13 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1966)
  • Sep 17 Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), born in White County, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • Sep 18 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1988)
  • Sep 20 Efim Golishev, Ukrainian painter and composer, born in Kherson, Ukraine (d. 1970)
  • Sep 20 Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor (Valley of Terror, Saturday Roundup), born in Vevay, Indiana (d. 1971)
  • Sep 23 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, born in Wanze, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • Sep 23 Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 1984)
  • Sep 25 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)

Person of interestWilliam Faulkner

Sep 25 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

Person of interestPaul VI

Sep 26 Pope Paul VI [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78), born in Concesio, Italy (d. 1978)

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Sep 26 Victor Otto Stomps, German writer and publisher, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Sep 26 Wilhelmina Johanna "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress and acting teacher (GoetheJane Eyre), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1968)
  • Sep 26 Arthur Rhys-Davids, English flying ace (WW I), born in Forest Hill, London (d. 1917)
  • Sep 28 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • Sep 29 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
  • Oct 2 (William) "Bud" Abbott, American comedian (Abbott & Costello), born in Asbury Park, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • Oct 3 Josephine "Mama Jo" Riley Matthews, African-American midwife (SC)
  • Oct 3 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), born in Paris, France (d. 1982)
  • Oct 6 Jerome Cowan, American actor (Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • Oct 8 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • Oct 10 Lamar Stringfield, American composer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1959)
  • Oct 11 Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1942)
  • Oct 11 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1969)
  • Oct 11 Nathan Farragut Twining, U.S. Air Force general, born in Monroe, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
  • Oct 11 Russell Collins, American actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1965)
  • Oct 16 Harrison Kerr, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Oct 16 Louis de Cazenave, France's oldest living man
  • Oct 18 Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 19 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • Oct 20 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
  • Oct 20 Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • Oct 28 Hans Speidel, German general and NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), born in Metzingen, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire (d. 1984)
  • Oct 28 Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer (8 Oscars), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)
  • Oct 29 Hope Emerson, American actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), born in Hawarden, Iowa (d. 1960)

Person of interestJoseph Goebbels

Oct 29 Joseph Goebbels, German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany (1933-45), born in Rheydt, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Oct 30 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), born in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz (d. 1970)
  • Oct 31 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1952)
  • Nov 1 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1999)
  • Nov 2 Dennis King, English actor (Devil's Brother), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1971)
  • Nov 2 Jacob Bjerknes, Norwegian-American meteorologist (USAF in London), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1975)
  • Nov 3 Karel Salmon, Israeli composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1974)
  • Nov 3 Frederick Stratten Russell, English marine biologist (plankton life history and linked their depth in the seas to light availability helping explain long-term changes in the ecosystem), born in Bridport, Dorset, England (d. 1984)
  • Nov 4 Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, Brazilian conductor and composer (Imbapara), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1948)
  • Nov 6 Jack O'Connor, English cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, 1 x 50; Derbyshire CCC), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1977)
  • Nov 7 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955, born in Ilford, London (d. 1992)

Person of interestDorothy Day

Nov 8 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • Nov 9 Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1978)
  • Nov 11 Gordon Allport, American psychologist (personalities), born in Montezuma, Indiana (d. 1967)
  • Nov 12 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor
  • Nov 13 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1975)
  • Nov 14 John Steuart Curry, American painter/lithographer (Baptism in Kansas)
  • Nov 15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English author (People's Palace), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1988)
  • Nov 15 Aneurin Bevan, British politician (d. 1960)
  • Nov 16 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (one of the earliest proponents of the creation of the state of Pakistan and recognized as the creator of the name “Pakistan” for a separate Muslim, homeland in South Asia and is known as the founder of the Pakistan National Movement), born in Garhshankar, Punjab, British India (d. 1951)
  • Nov 17 Eddie Baker, American actor (A Man About Town, Collars and Cuffs), born in Davis, West Virginia (d. 1968)
  • Nov 17 Frank Fay, American vaudeville comedian and actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1961)
  • Nov 17 Sara Haden, American actress (A Family Affair), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1981)
  • Nov 18 Jules Buffano, American composer and pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1960)
  • Nov 18 Patrick Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948 - nuclear reaction), born in London (d. 1974)
  • Nov 19 Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1918)
  • Nov 20 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • Nov 20 Margaret Sutherland, Australian composer (Haunted Hills; The Young Kabbarli), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1984)
  • Nov 21 Mollie Steimer, American political prisoner and anarchist agitator, born in Dunaevtsy, Russia (d. 1980)
  • Nov 22 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer, born in Chemnitz, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1989)
  • Nov 23 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • Nov 23 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (d. 1948)
  • Nov 27 Vito Genovese, Italian-American crime syndicate boss, born in Risigliano, Tufino, Italy (d. 1969)
  • Nov 28 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), born in Iwakuni (d. 1996)
  • Nov 29 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Little Emperor)
  • Nov 30 Andreas Nezertis, composer
  • Nov 30 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), born in Fairfield, California (d. 1974)
  • Dec 1 Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • Dec 1 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan; Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1977)
  • Dec 2 Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer (Americans in China), born in Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand (d. 1987)
  • Dec 2 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin, born in Yelizavetpol, Elisabethpol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • Dec 3 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak), born in Limerick City, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • Dec 4 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Dec 5 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer, born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1977)
  • Dec 6 John Axel Fernstrom, Swedish composer, born in Yichang, China (d. 1961)
  • Dec 6 Oscar Walter Cisek, Romanian writer and diplomat, born in Bucharest (d. 1966)
  • Dec 8 Leslie Heward, English composer, born in Liversedge, Yorkshire (d. 1943)
  • Dec 9 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, British actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • Dec 10 Karl H. Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Dec 12 Leonora Summers [Lillian Hill], American vaudeville and silent film actress [Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ; Hoboken To Hollywood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • Dec 13 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Dec 14 Margaret Chase Smith, American politician (U.S. Senator from Maine), born in Skowhegan, Maine (d. 1995)
  • Dec 14 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (Dictator of the Austrian Federal State), born in Riva del Garda, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Dec 16 Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)
  • Dec 16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Dec 18 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
  • Dec 18 Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, arranger and composer (Benny Goodman Orchestra), born in Cuthbert, Georgia (d. 1952)
  • Dec 19 Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, French anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
  • Dec 23 Julien Carette, French actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • Dec 26 Willie Corsari [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
  • Dec 27 Iwan S Konew, Russ marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
  • Dec 29 Hermann Heiss, German composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1966)
  • Dec 30 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)
  • Dec 31 Rhys Williams, Welsh actor (How Green Was My Valley, Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart), born in Clydach, Swansea, Wales (d. 1969)