Famous People Born in 1901 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 403

  • Jun 23 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Jun 24 Chuck Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame promoter (Converse All Star shoes), born in Azalia, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Jun 24 Harry Partch, American composer (Revelations in the Courthouse Park; Delusion Of The Fury), born in Oakland, California (d. 1974)
  • 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)

Willie Sutton

Jun 30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

  • Jul 1 Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Jul 1 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, English philanthropist (Prisoners' Wives Service), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 2 Rex Alston, English sports broadcaster and author (BBC radio), born in Faringdon, Berkshire (d. 1994)
  • Jul 3 Ruth Crawford Seeger, American modernist classical and folk music composer (String Quartet, 1931; Rissolty, Rossolty), born in East Liverpool, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • Jul 5 Erling Kjellsby, Norwegian organist, educator and composer, born in Christiana, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Jul 5 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Jul 7 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Jul 7 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • Jul 8 Donald Harden, Anglo-Irish archaeologist (d. 1994)
  • Jul 8 Ludwig Stiel, German pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1988)
  • Jul 9 Barbara Cartland, English romance author (Camfield #69), born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (d. 2000)
  • Jul 9 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Belews Creek, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Jul 13 Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
  • Jul 13 Mickey Walker, American boxer (World Welterweight Champion 1922-26; World Middleweight Champion 1926-29), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Jul 13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • Jul 14 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Jul 14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • Jul 15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • Jul 15 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • Jul 16 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Jul 17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • Jul 20 Heinie Manush, American Baseball HOF left fielder (MLB All-Star 1934 Washington Sens; AL batting champion 1926 Detroit Tigers), born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1971)
  • Jul 20 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • Jul 21 Allyn Joslyn, American actor (They Won't Forget; Cafe Society), born in Milford, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • Jul 22 Charles Weidman, American choreographer and modern dancer (Candide), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • Jul 23 Hank Worden, American actor (The Searcher, Red River), born in Rolfe, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • Jul 25 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), born in Union Hill, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • Jul 25 Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Jul 26 John Bleifer, Polish actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Zawiercie, Poland (d. 1992)
  • Jul 28 (Hubert) "Rudy" Vallée, American singer and one of the earliest crooners ("Vagabond Dreams"; "My Time Is Your Time"), born in Island Pond, Vermont (d. 1986)
  • Jul 28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1979)
  • Jul 28 Sándor Vándor, Hungarian Jewish composer, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1945) [1]
  • Jul 30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • Jul 31 Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1985)
  • Jul 31 Renié [Conley], American Academy Award-winning costume designer (Cleopatra; Kitty Foyle), born in Republic, Washington (d. 1992)
  • Aug 1 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, born in Ilog, Negros Occidental, Philippine Islands (d. 1925)
  • Aug 2 Charlie Caldwell, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Williams, Princeton), born in Bristol, Virginia (d. 1957)
  • Aug 3 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Aug 3 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Cardinal, born in Zuzela, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1981)
  • Aug 4 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)

Louis Armstrong

Aug 4 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer ("Hello, Dolly!"; "What A Wonderful World"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

  • Aug 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (Four Bags Full, Rouge et noir), born in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2000)
  • Aug 5 Juan Carlos Paz, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1972)
  • Aug 8 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), born in Canton, South Dakota (d. 1958)
  • Aug 9 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), born in Onset Bay, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Aug 13 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 14 James Pitman, British educator and spelling reformer (Alphabets and Reading: The Initial Teaching Alphabet) (d. 1985)
  • Aug 15 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68), born in Penonomé, Coclé, Panama (d. 1988)
  • Aug 15 Byron Arnold, American composer, born in Vancouver, Washington (d. 1971)
  • Aug 15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Aug 15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1975)
  • Aug 15 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 17 Henri Tomasi, French classical and film music composer (Requiem for Peace; The Silence of the Sea), born of Marseille, France (d. 1971)

Salvatore Quasimodo

Aug 20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

  • Aug 23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 John Sherman Cooper, American politician and U.S. Ambassador to East Germany, born in Somerset, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Aug 25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • Aug 26 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 26 Frankie Genaro, American boxer (World flyweight champion 1928-31; Olympic gold flyweight 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Aug 26 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war and premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • Aug 26 Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • Aug 26 Maxwell D. Taylor, American general (commander of WWII 101 Airborne Division) US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1962-64), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Aug 26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1983)
  • Aug 27 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Ritz Brothers, Hi Ya Chum), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Aug 27 Roger Pryor, American actor (Lady by Choice, Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Aug 28 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • Aug 28 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Aug 29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)

Sherwin Badger

Aug 29 Sherwin Badger, American figure skater (US singles championship 1920-24; Olympic silver pairs [with Beatrix Loughran] 1932), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)

  • Aug 30 John Gunther, American author and host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • Aug 30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • Sep 2 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • Sep 2 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • Sep 3 Eduard van Beinum, Dutch musician and conductor, born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • Sep 4 Paul Osborn, American playwright (Mornings at 7), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1988)

William Lyons

Sep 4 William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1985)

  • Sep 5 Florence Eldridge [McKechnie], American Broadway stage and screen actress (Long Day's Journey Into Night; The Swan; Inherit The Wind), born in brooklyn, New York City (d. 1988)
  • Sep 5 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, Polish-Canadian composer (Encounterpoint), educator, and ethno-musicologist, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)
  • Sep 6 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Sep 8 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Sep 12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • Sep 12 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Sep 15 Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 Andree Joly Bunet, French pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • Sep 17 Francis Chichester, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England (d. 1972)
  • Sep 18 Harold Clurman, American theatrical producer and director (Deadline at Dawn), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Sep 19 Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American film producer (Anchors Aweigh, Date With Judy), born in Szilágysomlyó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Sep 20 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, Alsatian composer, born in Dannemarie, France (d. 1944)
  • Sep 21 Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder, lawyer and politician (UK's first black peer), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad (d. 1971) [1]
  • Sep 22 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian woman who was the 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin, born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • Sep 23 Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, born in Antwerp (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)
  • Sep 25 Bud Houser, American field athlete (Olympic gold discus & shot put 1924, discus 1928), born in Winigan, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • Sep 25 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • Sep 26 Donald Cook, American actor (Too Young To Go Steady), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1961)
  • Sep 26 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Sep 26 Ted Weems [Wemyes], American jazz trombonist, violin player and big band leader (Somebody Stole My Girl; Heartache), born in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)

Ed Sullivan

Sep 28 Ed Sullivan, American newspaper columnist, and television host (The Ed Sullivan Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)

  • Sep 28 Kurt Otto Friedrichs, German-American mathematician, and educator (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), born in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, German Empire (d. 1982)
  • Sep 28 Lily Bouwmeester, Dutch actress and comedienne (Pygmalion), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sep 28 William S. Paley, American broadcast pioneer (President and CEO of CBS, 1928-90), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)

Enrico Fermi

Sep 29 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel Prize 1938), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1954)

  • Sep 29 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
  • Sep 30 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), born in Scheveningen, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Oct 1 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Oct 2 Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, born in Windsor, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Oct 2 Christopher Clarkson, British test pilot, born in Dunsfold, Surrey (d. 1994)
  • Oct 2 Roy Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1957)
  • Oct 3 Jean Grémillon, French film director, born in Bayeux, France (d. 1959)
  • Oct 3 Masao Ohki, Japanese composer (Idea of the Night; Hiroshima Symphony), born in Iwata, Japan (d. 1971)
  • Oct 4 [Robert] Carroll Nye, American actor (Gone With The Wind), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • Oct 5 John Alton [Johann Jacob Altmann], American cinematographer, born in Sopron, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam (WWII), born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Oct 7 Frank Boucher, Canadian Hockey HOF center (Ottawa Sens, Vancouver Maroons, NY Rangers), coach (Stanley Cup 1939–40 NY Rangers) and executive (GM NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • Oct 7 Ralph Rainger, composer
  • Oct 7 Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (1951–54, 1956–58, 1960 and 1962–75), born in Luang Phrabang, Laos (d. 1984)
  • Oct 8 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Eidsborg, Norway (d. 1977)
  • Oct 10 Alberto Giacometti, Swiss-French painter and sculptor, born in Borgonovo, Stampa, Graubünden, Switzerland (d. 1966)
  • Oct 11 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, born in Veselí nad Lužnicí (d. 1987)
  • Oct 13 Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and city builder of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • Oct 13 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), born in Harrogate, Yorkshire (d. 1977)
  • Oct 14 Willem A. Wagenaar, Dutch journalist and writer (Shanghai) (d. 1968)
  • Oct 15 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1964)
  • Oct 15 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler & Konrad Adenauer and director of Deutsche Bank (1938-45), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Oct 15 Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, English soldier, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Oct 18 Barbara Brown, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1975)
  • Oct 18 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, Soviet-Russian composer, born in Bogodukhov, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • Oct 19 Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)
  • Oct 20 Hans-Otto Borgmann, German film composer under the Third Reich, born in Linden, Germany
  • Oct 21 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
  • Oct 24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-American stage and screen actress (Piccadilly), and dancer (The Shimmy), born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Oct 28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (The Three Children (Near Clonmel)), born in Dublin (d. 1979)
  • Oct 29 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • Nov 2 James Dunn, American vaudeville performer, stage and screen actor (Bad Girl; Bright Eyes; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Nov 2 Paul Ford, American actor (Phil Silvers Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1976)

André Malraux

Nov 3 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)

  • Nov 3 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • Nov 4 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (discovery of the site of an ancient port city on the island of Thera, in the southern Aegean Sea), born in Lixoúrion, Cephalonia, Greece (d. 1974)
  • Nov 4 Yi Bangja, Crown Prince Euimin of Korea (1926-70), born in Tokyo, Japan d. 1989)
  • Nov 5 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series), born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England (d. 1979)
  • Nov 6 Juanita Hall, American actress (South Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in Keyport, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • Nov 8 Gheorge Gheorghiu-Dej, Romanian communist politician (President of the State Council 1961-65), born in Bârlad, Romania (d. 1965)
  • Nov 8 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • Nov 9 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist
  • Nov 11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (Three Harbours), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • Nov 11 Sam Spiegel, American film producer (On the Waterfront, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in Jarosław, Austrian Poland (d. 1985)
  • Nov 14 (John) Morton Downey, American pop tenor, known as "The Irish Nightengale", songwriter, radio and television host, born in Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Nov 17 Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • Nov 17 Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), born in Budzanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Nov 17 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)

Craig Wood

Nov 18 Craig Wood, American golfer (US Masters, US Open 1941), born in Lake Placid, New York (d. 1968)

George Gallup

Nov 18 George Gallup, American survey sampling pioneer and inventor of the Gallup poll, born in Jefferson, Iowa (d. 1984)

  • Nov 22 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, born in Sagunto, Spain (d. 1999)
  • Nov 22 Lee Patrick, American actress (Topper, Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Nov 24 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • Nov 25 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1948)
  • Nov 25 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), born in Losonc, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1978)
  • Nov 26 Philip Idenburg, Dutch statistician, born in Hillegersberg, Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 29 Mildred Harris, American actress (The Magic Cloak, No, No Nannette), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 1944)
  • Dec 1 Dorothy James, American composer (Paola and Francesca; Patterns), and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • Dec 1 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • Dec 2 (Gustaaf) "Staf" Nees, Flemish-Belgian carillonist, organist, composer (Maria-oratorio), and educator, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • Dec 2 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born Italian soccer winger (13 caps Argentina, 35 Italy; Independiente, Juventus), born in (d. 1986)
  • Dec 3 Glenn Hartranft, American athlete (discus WR 47.89m 1925; Olympic silver shot putt 1924), born in Aberdeen, South Dakota (d. 1970)
  • Dec 4 Adam Walsh, American College Football Hall of Fame center and coach (Notre Dame; Bowdoin), born in Churchville, Iowa (d. 1985)
  • Dec 5 Hanns Jelinek, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • Dec 5 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and psychologist, born in Aurum, Nevada (d. 1980)
  • Dec 5 Ray Whitley, American country and western singer-songwriter ("Back in the Saddle Again") and actor (Tim Holt films), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1979)

Walt Disney

Dec 5 Walt [Walter Elias] Disney, American animator, (Mickey Mouse), producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Co., born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)

Werner Heisenberg

Dec 5 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1976)

  • Dec 7 Tony Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944)) (d. 1990)
  • Dec 9 Carol Dempster, American actress, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1991)
  • Dec 9 Jean Mermoz, French pilot, born in Aubenton, Aisne, France (d. 1936)
  • Dec 9 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian writer (A Child of Our Time), born in Sušak, Rijeka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • Dec 10 Franz Fischer, German Gestapo official and war criminal (one of the Breda 4)
  • Dec 14 Henri Cochet, French tennis player (French Open 1926, 28, 30, 32; Wimbledon 1927, 29; US Open 1928), born in Villeurbanne, France (d. 1987)
  • Dec 14 Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64), born in Tatoi Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece (d. 1964)

Margaret Mead

Dec 16 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa, Thoughts & Female), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)

  • Dec 19 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, born in Razgrad, Bulgaria (d. 1953)
  • Dec 19 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, American anthropologist and novelist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • Dec 20 Louis Kahn, American architect (Salk Institute), born in Pärnu, Estonia [or Feb 20]
  • Dec 20 Robert Van de Graaff, American engineer & physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Dec 21 Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer, born in Portugalete, Spain (d. 1982)
  • Dec 21 Robin Irvine, British actor (Easy Virtue, When Boys Leave Home), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • Dec 22 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (Lincoln Portrait), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1980)
  • Dec 25 Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II