Famous People Born in 1900

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 397

  • Jan 1 Hubert van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
  • Jan 1 Xavier Cugat, Spanish American bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo), born in Girona, Catalonia (d. 1990)
  • Jan 1 Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (d. 1986)
  • Jan 2 William Haines, US actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • Jan 3 Dorothy Arnzer, director
  • Jan 3 Maurice Jaubert, French composer, born in Nice (d. 1940)
  • Jan 4 James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • Jan 5 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • Jan 6 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • Jan 7 John Brownlee, Australian tenor, born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1969)
  • Jan 8 Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
  • Jan 9 Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
  • Jan 9 Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
  • Jan 12 Vaino Hannikainen, composer
  • Jan 13 Yasuji Kiyose, composer
  • Jan 15 Caesar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
  • Jan 16 Edith Frank, mother of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Jan 17 Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts
  • Jan 17 George Sperti, American inventor (Preparation H), born in Covington, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Jan 20 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
  • Jan 20 Doris Deane, WI, entertainer
  • Jan 20 Colin Clive, British actor (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Mad Love), born in St Malo, France (d. 1937)
  • Jan 22 Franz Salmhofer, composer
  • Jan 23 Mary Philips, American actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde), born in New London, Connecticut (d. 1975)
  • Jan 23 Ralph Graves, American actor (Dirigible, Extra Girl, Flight, Dream Street), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Jan 23 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
  • Jan 25 Mildred Dunnock, American actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
  • Jan 25 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • Jan 25 Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
  • Jan 26 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • Jan 27 Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
  • Jan 28 Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)
  • Jan 28 Anni Holdmann, German 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • Jan 28 Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • Jan 28 Michael Dewar Head, composer
  • Jan 28 Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 29 Marco Tajcevic, composer
  • Jan 29 Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
  • Jan 30 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • Jan 30 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • Jan 30 Sandy Powell, English comedian, born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England (d. 1982)
  • Jan 31 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Feb 1 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)
  • Feb 2 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Feb 2 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • Feb 2 Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, born in Salem, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • Feb 3 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)

Person of interestAdlai Stevenson II

Feb 5 Adlai Stevenson II, American politician, US ambassador to UN (1961-65), Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and Democratic presidential candidate (1952, 56), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1965)

US Politician and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Politician and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II
  • Feb 6 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
  • Feb 6 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)

  • Feb 8 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer
  • Feb 8 John Cameron, Scottish judge, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Feb 8 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • Feb 11 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
  • Feb 11 Thomas Hitchcock Jr, great polo player (Westchester Cup 1924,27,30,39)
  • Feb 11 Josei Toda, Japanese educator (d. 1958)
  • Feb 12 Fred Emney, British actor (Let the People Sing, Adventures of a Private Eye, Lilac Domino), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • Feb 16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • Feb 16 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), born in Louisiana (d. 1971)
  • Feb 19 Giorgos Seferis, writer
  • Feb 20 Antonio Veretti, composer
  • Feb 20 Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
  • Feb 21 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), born in Paris, Ile-de-France (d. 1994)
  • Feb 21 Sydney Arnold, British comic actor (The Meaning of Life, Top Secret!, Miss Jones & Son), born in Westminster, London, England (d. 1993)
  • Feb 22 Giorgos Seferis [Georgios Seferiades], Greek poet (Nobel 1963), born in Urla, Ottoman Empire (d. 1971)
  • Feb 22 Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk), born in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland (d. 1991)
  • Feb 22 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • Feb 23 Elinor Remick Warren, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1991)
  • Feb 25 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • Feb 26 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • Feb 28 Laura Z Hobson, writer
  • Feb 28 Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
  • Mar 1 Edna Swithenbank Manley, Jamaican sculptor, wife of PM
  • Mar 1 Yorgos Seferis, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)
  • Mar 1 Donald Keith Falkner, singer
  • Mar 2 Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
  • Mar 3 Edna Best, British actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo), born in Hove, England (d. 1974)
  • Mar 3 Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1987)
  • Mar 4 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • Mar 4 Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
  • Mar 6 John Henry Pyle Pafford, British librarian (University of London), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 1996)
  • Mar 6 Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco, Jolson Sings Again), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungar (d. 1967)
  • Mar 6 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • Mar 7 Evald Aav, Estonian composer (Vikerlased), born in Tallinn (d. 1939) [OS 22 Feb]
  • Mar 7 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter
  • Mar 7 [Albert] Carel Willink, Dutch painter (magic realism)
  • Mar 8 Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (Harvard Mark I computer), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • Mar 9 Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian king of Croatia (1941-43), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1948)
  • Mar 10 Sherman Billingsley, Enid Ok, talk show host (Stork Club)
  • Mar 12 Zoltán Vásárhelyi, Hungarian violinist, teacher, and choral conductor, born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Mar 15 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
  • Mar 15 Colin McPhee, Canadian composer (H2O, Mechanical Principles), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1964)
  • Mar 17 Alfred Newman, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 19 [Jean] Frederic Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1935)
  • Mar 21 Eugenie Leontovitch, Russian actress (Homicidal, The Rains of Ranchipur), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1993)
  • Mar 21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • Mar 23 Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
  • Mar 23 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
  • Mar 24 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • Mar 26 Isadore Freed, composer
  • Mar 28 Achille Longo, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1954)
  • Mar 28 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), born in Weston-super-Mare, England (d. 1995)
  • Mar 28 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), born in Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1974)
  • Mar 29 John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (1967068), born in Chiltern, Australia (d. 1980)
  • Mar 29 Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), born in Hopton, Staffordshire (d. 1974)
  • Mar 31 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
  • Apr 1 Robert McDowell, Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland (d. 1988)
  • Apr 2 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist, born in Hörde, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Apr 2 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (The Seven Madmen), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1942)
  • Apr 3 Camille Chamoun, President of Lebanon (1952-58), born in Deir el Qamar, Ottoman Empire (d. 1987)

Person of interestSpencer Tracy

Apr 5 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)

  • Apr 6 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • Apr 6 Leo Robin, American writer (Thanks For the Memory)
  • Apr 7 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • Apr 9 Allen Jenkins, American actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1974)
  • Apr 10 Jean Duvieusart, 36th Prime Minister of Belgium, born in Les Bons Villers, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Apr 11 Sándor Márai, Hungarian writer (A gyertyák csonkig égnek), born in Kassa, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Apr 13 Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 14 Salvatore Baccaloni,Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1969)
  • Apr 16 Polly Adler, Russian bordello proprieter and author (House is not a Home), born in Yanow, Russia (d. 1962)
  • Apr 18 Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer
  • Apr 19 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • Apr 19 Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
  • Apr 20 Fred Raymond, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1954)
  • Apr 20 Kees Verwey, Dutch painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • Apr 23 Harold French, British director and actor (The Cavalier of the Streets, Trio, Quartet), born in Lambeth, London (d. 1997)
  • Apr 23 Ary Verhaar, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Apr 23 Henry Barraud, French composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1997)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Apr 23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, born in Oglesby, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • Apr 25 Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, British politician and diplomat, born in Firbeck Hall, England (d. 1996)
  • Apr 25 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss-American theoretical physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • Apr 26 Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
  • Apr 26 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • Apr 27 Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker's creator), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1994)
  • Apr 28 Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter Wölfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • Apr 28 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud")
  • Apr 28 Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)
  • May 1 Ignazio Silone, Italian novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
  • May 2 Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • May 5 Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924)
  • May 5 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • May 5 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
  • May 7 Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
  • May 7 Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • May 10 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed that stars are composed largely of hydrogen and are not glowing balls of molten rock, born in Wendover, England (d. 1979)
  • May 12 Helene Weigel, Austrian-German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • May 13 Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
  • May 14 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • May 14 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • May 14 Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
  • May 17 Nicolai Berezowsky, composer
  • May 18 Sarah Miriam Peale, American portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
  • May 20 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 22 Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)

Person of interestHans Frank

May 23 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (occupied Poland) who was executed at Nuremberg, born in Karlsruhe, Baden, German Empire (d. 1946)

Lawyer Hans Frank
Lawyer
Hans Frank
  • May 24 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • May 24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • May 25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
  • May 27 Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
  • May 28 Owen Aisher, president (Marley)
  • May 28 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
  • May 31 Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
  • Jun 2 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), born in Penderyn (d. 1983)
  • Jun 3 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)

Person of interestDennis Gabor

Jun 5 Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-British engineer and physicist (invented holography, Nobel Prize 1971), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor
  • Jun 6 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Manfred Sakel, Polish neurophysiologist and psychiatrist, born in Nadvorna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • Jun 7 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet, translator and critic (Garden of Eros), born in Utrecht, the Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • Jun 8 H. J. Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), born in Stadskanaal, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • Jun 9 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), born in Tyronne, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • Jun 9 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot
  • Jun 10 Henri Bruning, Dutch literary
  • Jun 11 Lawrence E. Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jun 12 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1939)
  • Jun 12 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Sonna), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1955)
  • Jun 13 Ian Hunter, South African character actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn), born in Capetown, South Africa (d. 1975)
  • Jun 14 June Walker, American stage actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Jun 15 Otto Clarence Luening, composer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Paul J Mares, American jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
  • Jun 15 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (d. 1984)
  • Jun 16 Jan van Tilburg, governor Suriname (PVDA, 1955-62)
  • Jun 17 Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)

Person of interestMartin Bormann

Jun 17 Martin Bormann, German Nazi leader (Hitler's secretary, chief of the Party Chancellery), born in Wegeleben, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi leader Martin Bormann
Nazi leader
Martin Bormann
  • Jun 19 Laura Hobson, American TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 20 Ernest White, composer
  • Jun 21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • Jun 22 Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jun 24 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Jun 25 I. D. du Plessis, South African writer and director (3rd World), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • Jun 25 Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, British naval officer and statesman, last Viceroy of India (1947), born in Windsor, England (d. 1979)
  • Jun 26 Jo Spier [Joseph Spier], Dutch cartoonist and water color painter, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Jun 27 Otto Passman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1947-77), born in Franklinton, Washington Parish Louisiana (d. 1988)
  • Jun 28 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1962)
  • Jun 28 Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Jun 29 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator (The Little Prince), born in Lyon, France (d. 1944)
  • Jun 30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 2 Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1971)
  • Jul 3 John Mason Brown, American drama critic (Tonight on Broadway), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1969)