Famous People Born in 1901

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 381

  • Jan 1 Christine Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, Dutch politician (CDD)
  • Jan 2 Rex O'Malley, British actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Jan 2 Robert "Bob" Marshall, American forester, wilderness activist and co-founder of the Wilderness Society, born in NYC, New York (d. 1939)
  • Jan 2 Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • Jan 3 Eric Voegelin, German US philosopher (Order & History)

Person of interestNgô Đình Diệm

Jan 3 Ngô Đình Diệm, President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), born in Quảng Bình, French Indochina (d. 1963)

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • Jan 4 C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
  • Jan 5 Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
  • Jan 6 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England (d. 1970)
  • Jan 8 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • Jan 9 Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
  • Jan 10 Pauline Starke, American actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • Jan 11 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
  • Jan 11 Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)
  • Jan 13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • Jan 13 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (d. 1978)
  • Jan 14 Bebe Daniels, American actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1971)
  • Jan 14 Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist

Person of interestFulgencio Batista

Jan 16 Fulgencio Batista, Dictator and President of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59), born in Banes, Cuba (d. 1973)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Jan 16 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  • Jan 17 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer
  • Jan 17 Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Jan 18 Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
  • Jan 18 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
  • Jan 21 Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • Jan 22 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • Jan 23 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
  • Jan 25 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Jan 26 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1967)
  • Jan 27 Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 27 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), born in Katowice, Upper Silesia, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Jan 29 Allen B DuMont, inventor (perfected commercial practical cathode ray tube)
  • Jan 30 Earl of Huntingdon, mural painter
  • Jan 30 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • Jan 31 Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • Jan 31 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer

Person of interestClark Gable

Feb 1 Clark Gable, American actor (Gone With the Wind, It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', born in Cadiz, Ohio (d. 1960)

  • Feb 2 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Feb 2 Jascha Heifetz, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Feb 6 Ben Lyon, American actor (Hell's Angels, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1979)
  • Feb 7 Bob den Doolaard, [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • Feb 8 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Polish women's world champion archer
  • Feb 9 Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Feb 9 James Murray, American actor (The Crowd, The Shakedown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1936)
  • Feb 10 Stella Adler, American actress (My Girl Tisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 11 Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980)
  • Feb 15 Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
  • Feb 15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • Feb 15 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
  • Feb 16 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)

  • Feb 16 Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
  • Feb 18 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • Feb 19 Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
  • Feb 20 Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
  • Feb 20 Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
  • Feb 20 Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
  • Feb 20 Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
  • Feb 20 René Jules Dubos, French US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
  • Feb 22 Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
  • Feb 22 Mildred Davis, American actress (Grandma's Boy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Feb 22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
  • Feb 23 Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • Feb 25 Federico Ghisi, composer
  • Feb 25 Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 27 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
  • Feb 27 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), born in Argentina (d. 1991)

Person of interestLinus Pauling

Feb 28 Linus Pauling, American chemist and peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1994)

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Feb 28 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)
  • Mar 2 Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber-merchant
  • Mar 3 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • Mar 4 Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)
  • Mar 4 Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
  • Mar 5 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • Mar 6 Mark Donskoy, Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)
  • Mar 13 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York (d. 1983)
  • Mar 16 Edward Pawley, American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • Mar 17 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)
  • Mar 18 Piotr Perkowski, composer
  • Mar 18 William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)
  • Mar 19 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, Dutch Min of Justice (Nobel 1954)
  • Mar 19 Jo Mielziner, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 21 Carmelita Geraghty, American actress (My Best Girl, Texas Ranger), born in Rushville, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • Mar 21 Richard Leslie Hill, historian
  • Mar 21 Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
  • Mar 22 Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 23 Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
  • Mar 23 Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
  • Mar 24 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • Mar 25 Ed Begley, American actor (12 Angry Men, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1970)
  • Mar 27 Albert Henneberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1991)
  • Mar 27 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (1952-63), born in Madgeburg, Germany (d. 1963)
  • Mar 27 Satō Eisaku, Japanese Prime Minister (1964-72), (Nobel 1974), born in Tabuse, Japan (d. 1975)
  • Mar 27 Carl Barks, American cartoonist (creator of Scrooge McDuck), born in Merrill, Oregon (d. 2000)
  • Mar 29 Uuno Kailas, Finnish poet, born in Heinola, Finland (d. 1933)
  • Mar 29 Andrija Maurovic, Croatian illustrator (The Tomb in the Rainforest), born in Muo, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Mar 30 Haj Ali Razmara, 33rd Prime Minister of Iran (1950-51), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1951)
  • Apr 1 Boris Koutzen, composer
  • Apr 1 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • Apr 2 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, born in Kyrenia, Cyprus (d. 1970)
  • Apr 4 Carmel Myers, American actress (Carmel Myers Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • Apr 5 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian-French painter and graphic artist, born in Kazan, Russia (d. 1982)
  • Apr 5 Chester Bowles, American ambassador and writer (Conscience of a Liberal), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Apr 5 Melvyn Douglas [Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg], American actor (Hud, Being There, Ghost Story), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1981)
  • Apr 6 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer
  • Apr 6 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Sharon Lynn, American actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), born in Weatherford, Texas (d. 1963)
  • Apr 9 Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • Apr 11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), born in Ivrea, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Apr 11 Glenway Wescott, American writer (Apartment in Athens), born in Kewaskum, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • Apr 11 Theodor Rogalski, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1954)
  • Apr 12 Lowell Stockman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon, born in Helix, Oregon (d. 1962)
  • Apr 13 René-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
  • Apr 13 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
  • Apr 14 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • Apr 15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • Apr 16 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • Apr 16 Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)
  • Apr 17 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, born in Ceylon (d. 1993)
  • Apr 18 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher (Blueberry Hill, You Gotta Be a Football Hero), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Apr 20 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist, born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • Apr 21 Julian Bautista, composer
  • Apr 23 E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist, born in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire (d. 1988)
  • Apr 25 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Apr 28 Corry Vonk, [Cornelia D], wife of Wim Kan (ABC-cabaret)
  • Apr 29 George Osborne Sayles, historian

Person of interestHirohito

Apr 29 Hirohito, 124th Emperor of Japan (1926-89), born in Aoyama Palace, Tokyo (d. 1989)

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Apr 30 Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)
  • May 1 Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • May 1 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
  • May 1 Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1966)
  • May 2 Lev Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1924)
  • May 2 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • May 2 Willi Bredel, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1964)
  • May 3 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1974)
  • May 5 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)

Person of interestGary Cooper

May 7 Gary Cooper, American actor (Sgt York, High Noon), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1961)

  • May 7 Lowell T. Coggeshall, American medical scientist and US Secretary of HEW (1956-58), born in Saratoga, Indiana (d. 1987)
  • May 7 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron and composer, born in Vilvoorde, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • May 8 Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
  • May 9 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), born in Fairmont, West Virginia (d. 1976)
  • May 9 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
  • May 10 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist
  • May 11 Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
  • May 12 Hyam Greenbaum, composer

Person of interestWitold Pilecki

May 13 Witold Pilecki, Polish WWII resistance fighter (volunteered to go to Auschwitz, Witold's Report), born in Olonets, Russian Empire

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki
  • May 14 Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
  • May 15 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • May 17 Werner Egk, Auchsesheim Germany, composer (Die Zaubergeige)
  • May 18 Harry Robert Wilson, composer
  • May 18 Henri-Pierre Sauguet, composer (La Chotte), born in Bordeaux, France
  • May 18 Vincent du Vigneaud, US biochemist
  • May 19 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • May 20 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
  • May 20 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World), born n Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)
  • May 21 Horace Heidt, Alameda California, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon)
  • May 21 Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
  • May 22 Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • May 23 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • May 24 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • May 25 Milenko Zivkovic, composer
  • May 27 Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)
  • May 30 Cornelia Otis Skinner, Chic, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)
  • May 31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • Jun 1 John Van Druten, English playwright and theatre director, born in London (d. 1957)
  • Jun 1 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • Jun 3 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), born in Dorchester, Dorset, England (d. 1989)

Person of interestAnastasia Nikolaevna

Jun 5 Anastasia Nikolaevna, Daughter of the last Russian Tsar, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna

Person of interestSukarno

Jun 6 Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), born in Surabaya, Java (d. 1970)

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Jun 8 Lena Baker, American murderer, convicted of capital murder of her employer, Ernest Knight, born in Cuthbert, Georgia (d. 1945)
  • Jun 9 George Price, cartoonist
  • Jun 9 Marion Gering, Russian actress (Sarumba, Rumba, Ready for Love, 24 Hours), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (d. 1977)
  • Jun 10 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist (Obscure Blood)
  • Jun 13 Tage F Erlander, Swedish premier (1946-69)
  • Jun 15 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer
  • Jun 16 Arthur Pierson, Norwegian-American actor and director (Hat Check Girl), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1975)
  • Jun 16 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, born in Lohn, Schaffhausen (d. 1989)
  • Jun 18 Llewellyn Rees, British theatre actor (A Fish Called Wanda, Invisible Creature), born in Charmouth, Dorset, England (d. 1994)
  • Jun 19 Edward Lambert, British diplomat
  • Jun 20 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), born in Hiroshima (d. 1995)
  • Jun 22 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • Jun 22 Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), born in Llanwonno, Glamorganshire, Wales (d. 1970)
  • Jun 22 Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), South African poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch, born in Wolmaransstad, Transvaal
  • Jun 23 Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador
  • Jun 23 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Jun 23 Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1962)
  • Jun 24 Harry Partch, American composer (Oedipus), born in Oakland, California (d. 1974)
  • Jun 24 Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor, American basketball player and shoe salesman, born in Azalia, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Jun 25 Adolf Brunner, Swiss composer (Markus-Passion), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Jun 26 Stuart Symington, U.S. senator from Missouri (1953–76), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • Jun 26 William Busch, British composer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • Jun 29 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • Jun 29 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • Jun 29 Nelson Eddy, American baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1967)

Person of interestWillie Sutton

Jun 30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Jul 1 Irna Phillips, created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois