Famous People Born in 1898

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 338

  • Jan 1 George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
  • Jan 1 Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
  • Jan 3 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1920)
  • Jan 4 Roger Vuataz, composer
  • Jan 6 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • Jan 6 Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • Jan 7 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
  • Jan 7 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 9 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • Jan 9 Vilma Bánky, Austrian silent screen actress (The Eagle, Rebel), born in Nagydorog, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Jan 9 Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
  • Jan 11 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • Jan 12 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
  • Jan 13 Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
  • Jan 13 Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • Jan 13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • Jan 14 Helen Flint, American actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • Jan 16 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • Jan 20 U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
  • Jan 21 Avery Claflin, composer
  • Jan 21 John George [Tufei Fatella], Syrian actor (Black Orchids, Don Juan, Adventures of Fu Manchu), born in Aleppo, Syria (d. 1968)
  • Jan 22 Alexander Abramsky, composer
  • Jan 22 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
  • Jan 22 Gustaf Paulson, composer
  • Jan 22 Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
  • Jan 22 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
  • Jan 22 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • Jan 23 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), born in Orange County, Virginia (d. 1987)
  • Jan 23 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • Jan 24 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • Jan 25 Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
  • Jan 28 Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • Jan 28 Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
  • Jan 29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • Jan 29 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
  • Feb 2 Josephina Johanna "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Feb 3 Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)
  • Feb 3 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • Feb 7 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • Feb 8 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), born in Manila, Spanish Philippines (d. 1964)
  • Feb 10 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • Feb 10 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • Feb 10 Judith Anderson [Frances Margaret Anderson], Australian actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1992)
  • Feb 10 Robert Keith [Rolland Keith Richey], American actor (Guys and Dolls, The Wild One, Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One), born in Fowler, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • Feb 11 Leo Szilard, Hungarian physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
  • Feb 12 Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)
  • Feb 12 [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
  • Feb 13 Neville Pearson, English publisher
  • Feb 14 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter), born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 1974)

  • Feb 15 Totò [Antonio Clemente], Italian actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri) commonly referred to as the most popular Italian comedian of all time, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1867)
  • Feb 15 Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • Feb 16 Katharine Cornell, German actress (Barretts of Wimpole St), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1974)
  • Feb 17 Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
  • Feb 18 Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
  • Feb 18 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
  • Feb 18 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
  • Feb 21 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • Feb 22 Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
  • Feb 23 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
  • Feb 24 Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • Feb 25 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • Feb 26 Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
  • Feb 27 Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
  • Feb 27 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
  • Feb 28 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Mar 4 Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)

Person of interestZhou Enlai

Mar 5 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • Mar 6 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Conzelman, NFL quarterback and coach/team owner (Chicago)
  • Mar 6 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • Mar 7 Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
  • Mar 10 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • Mar 11 Dorothy Gish, American film actress (Orphans of the Storm), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • Mar 13 Josie Sedgwick, American actress (The Best Man, Queen of the Round-Up), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1973)
  • Mar 14 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • Mar 18 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23 Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
  • Mar 23 Hazel Dawn [Tout], American actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • Mar 24 Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
  • Mar 24 George Alpert, railroad executive
  • Mar 26 Renzo Massarani, Italian-Brazilian composer and music critic, born in Mantova, Italy (d. 1975)
  • Mar 26 Charles Shadwell, British conductor, bandleader, and founder of the Cambridge Concert Orchestra, born in Pershore, Worcestershire (d. 1979)
  • Mar 29 Cecil Arthur Lewis, British fighter pilot and writer, born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1997)
  • Mar 30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • Mar 30 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), born in Kensington, London (d. 1993)
  • Apr 1 Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], American actress (Blood & Sand), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Apr 1 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • Apr 1 Roger Bastide, French sociologist
  • Apr 1 William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
  • Apr 3 George Jessel, American toastmaster general and entertainer (Diary of Young Comic), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Apr 3 Henry Luce, American magazine publisher (Time, Fortune, Life), born in Tengchow, China (d. 1967)
  • Apr 4 Agnes Ayres [Hinkle], American actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea), born in Carbondale, Illinois (d. 1940)
  • Apr 6 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Apr 8 Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
  • Apr 8 Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)

Person of interestCurly Lambeau

Apr 9 Curly Lambeau, First coach of the Green Bay Packers, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1965)

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Apr 9 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)
  • Apr 9 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Apr 12 Grantley H Adams, Premier of Barbados (1953-58) and Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation (1958-62), born in St. Michael, British Windward Islands
  • Apr 12 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), born in Draguignan, France (d. 1976)
  • Apr 14 Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)
  • Apr 15 Marian Jordan, American actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Apr 15 Nini de Boel, Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
  • Apr 18 Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer
  • Apr 19 Constance Talmadge, American comedienne and actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • Apr 19 Sybil Andrews, English/Canadian painter
  • Apr 21 Steve Owen, NFL tackle, coach (NY Giants)
  • Apr 23 Edwin Erich Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Apr 25 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)
  • Apr 26 John Grierson, documentary filmmaker
  • Apr 26 Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
  • May 1 Eugene R Black, American President of World Bank (1953-62)
  • May 1 David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, born in New York, New York (d. 1988)
  • May 2 Jef Last, Dutch poet and writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1972)

Person of interestGolda Meir

May 3 Golda Meir [Mabovitch], Israeli teacher, stateswoman and 4th Prime Minister of Israel (1969-74) "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1978)

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
  • May 3 Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and civil rights activist, born in CHarleston, South Carolina (d. 1987)
  • May 6 Daniel Gerber, Freemont Mi, beloved by babies at mealtime
  • May 6 Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor
  • May 7 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1996)
  • May 10 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • May 10 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 13 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • May 14 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer
  • May 15 "Arletty" Arlette-léonie Bathiat, French actress (Maxime), born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1992)
  • May 16 August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
  • May 16 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (d. 1980)
  • May 17 Alfred Joseph Casson, Canadian painter (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • May 19 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • May 21 Armand Hammer, American millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, born in Vizovice, Moravia (d. 1972)
  • May 22 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), born in Denmark (d. 1977)
  • May 23 Frank McHugh, american actor (Going My Way, Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • May 23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • May 23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • May 24 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
  • May 25 Bennett Cerf, publisher (Random House) panelist (What's My Line)
  • May 25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • May 25 Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • May 25 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist and composer (The Enchanted Nymph), born in Kremenchuk, Russian Empire (d. 1941)
  • May 26 Ernst Bacon, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • May 26 Gérard Bertouille, Belgian composer, born in Tournai, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • May 28 Andy Kirk, jazz musician
  • May 31 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
  • May 31 Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)
  • Jun 1 Curtis Stevens, American 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Jun 1 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jun 1 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • Jun 3 Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
  • Jun 5 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spainish poet and dramatist (Blood Wedding), born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Andalucía, Spain (d. 1936)
  • Jun 5 Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian luxury shoe designer (Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.), born in Bonito, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Jun 6 Ninette de Valois [Edris Stannus], British ballerina (Royal Ballet), born in Blessington, Ireland (d. 2001)
  • Jun 6 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury, Suspicion, Dream Girl), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1987)
  • Jun 9 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • Jun 9 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
  • Jun 10 Virginia Valli [McSweeney], American actress (Pleasure Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • Jun 15 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist
  • Jun 17 Maurits C Escher, Dutch graphic artist
  • Jun 17 Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • Jun 18 Carleton Percy Hobbs, Farnborough England
  • Jun 19 Paul Muller-Zurich, composer
  • Jun 19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • Jun 21 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer, born in Chicago (d. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Jun 25 Kay [Katherine Linn] Sage, American painter and poet, born in Albany, New York (d. 1963)
  • Jun 26 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Jun 26 Chesty Puller, US Marine Corps lieutenant general and the most decorated Marine in history, born in West Point, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • Jun 27 Ajla Rachmanova, Russian-Austrian author (Students), born in Kasli, Russia (d. 1991)
  • Jun 27 Tibor Harsányi, Hungarian composer, born in Magyarkanizsa, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1954)
  • Jun 30 George Chandler, American actor (Fury, Lassie, The Fatal Glass of Beer), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Jul 1 Andre-Marie Charue, bishop of Namen Belgium

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

Jul 4 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Jul 4 Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1965)
  • Jul 4 Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian and political activist, born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (d. 1997)
  • Jul 4 Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician and economist, temporary Prime Minster of India (1964, 1966), born in Sialkot, British India (d. 1998)
  • Jul 6 Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda
  • Jul 7 Hanns Eisler, composer
  • Jul 8 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Melville Ruick, American actor (Sun Valley Serenade, City Hospital), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1972)
  • Jul 9 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Mary, Revolt in Congo), born in Londerzeel, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • Jul 9 Marcel Delannoy, French composer, born in La Ferté-Alais, Essonne, France (d. 1962)
  • Jul 11 Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)
  • Jul 11 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange
  • Jul 13 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • Jul 13 Julius Schreck, member of the Nazi party (d. 1936)
  • Jul 14 Ivan Triesault [Johann Constantin Treisalt], Russian actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute), born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • Jul 14 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • Jul 15 Noel Gay [Reginald Moxon Armitage], British composer (Who's been polishing the Sun), born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1954)
  • Jul 15 Norman Demuth, composer
  • Jul 17 Berenice Abbott, photographer (World of Atget), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Jul 17 Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 18 Herbert Marcuse, German-American communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1979)
  • Jul 18 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • Jul 19 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1965)