Famous People Born in 1902

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 440

  • Jan 1 Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
  • Jan 2 Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • Jan 2 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 3 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
  • Jan 4 John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • Jan 5 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • Jan 6 Mark Brunswick, composer
  • Jan 6 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
  • Jan 6 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, American psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • Jan 8 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
  • Jan 8 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • Jan 9 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • Jan 11 Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
  • Jan 12 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jan 12 Ray Teal, American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Bonanza), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • Jan 12 Simon H Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
  • Jan 14 Alfred Tarski, mathematician/logician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 14 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • Jan 15 Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64), born in Kuwait City (d. 1969)
  • Jan 15 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (Tosun Pasa, The Passenger), born in Salonica, Ottoman Empire (d. 1963)
  • Jan 16 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, born in Tianjin, China (d. 1945)
  • Jan 16 Evelyn Danzig [Levine], American composer (Scarlet Ribbons), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
  • Jan 19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • Jan 22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • Jan 23 Benjamin "Benny" Waters, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1998)
  • Jan 24 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • Jan 24 Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • Jan 24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • Jan 25 Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
  • Jan 26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • Jan 26 Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 1976)
  • Jan 30 Elise Cavanna, American actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Jan 30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • Jan 31 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • Jan 31 Jean C M Picart le Doux, French carpet designer
  • Jan 31 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
  • Jan 31 Tallulah Bankhead, American stage and film actress (Lifeboat, They Knew What They Wanted.), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1968)
  • Feb 1 Carlo Borbolla, Cuban composer, born in Manzanillo (d. 1990)

Person of interestLangston Hughes

Feb 1 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Feb 1 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • Feb 2 Tyra Ryman, Swedish actress (Luffar-Petter, Peter the Tramp), born in Arboga, Sweden (d. 1990)
  • Feb 2 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)

Person of interestCharles Lindbergh

Feb 4 Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Feb 4 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer and Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • Feb 6 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)

  • Feb 6 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • Feb 7 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • Feb 8 Lyle Talbot [Lysle Henderson], American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 8 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 9 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • Feb 9 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), born in Allene, Arkansas (d. 1980)
  • Feb 9 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

Feb 10 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist and Nobel laureate for his work on transistors, born in Amoy, China (d. 1987)

  • Feb 11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • Feb 12 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • Feb 12 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Karl Menger, Austria-American mathematician (theory of dimension)
  • Feb 14 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California (d. 1991)
  • Feb 14 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1976)
  • Feb 14 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • Feb 14 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • Feb 18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • Feb 19 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (d. 1968)
  • Feb 19 John Bubbles, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 19 Nydia Westman, American actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)

Person of interestAnsel Adams

Feb 20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • Feb 21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • Feb 21 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • Feb 21 John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
  • Feb 22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • Feb 25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • Feb 25 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • Feb 26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • Feb 26 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • Feb 27 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1920)
  • Feb 27 Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)

Person of interestJohn Steinbeck

Feb 27 John Steinbeck, American author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962), born in Salinas, California (d. 1968)

  • Mar 2 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • Mar 2 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • Mar 7 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Mar 8 Jennings Randolph, American politician, Senator from West Virginia (1958-85), born in Salem, West Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Mar 8 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • Mar 9 Edward Durell Stone, American architect (US Embassy, New Delhi), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • Mar 9 Will Geer [William Aughe Ghere], American actor (Salt of the Earth, The Waltons), born in Frankfort, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • Mar 11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • Mar 16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)

Person of interestBobby Jones

Mar 17 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Mar 20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • Mar 21 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1974)
  • Mar 21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • Mar 21 William Downie Forrest, journalist
  • Mar 22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
  • Mar 23 Philip Ober, American actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Fort Payne, Alabama (d. 1982)

Person of interestThomas E. Dewey

Mar 24 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Mar 25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • Mar 26 Leslie Melville, economist
  • Mar 27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • Mar 27 Charles Bryant Lang Jr., American cinematographer, born in Bluff, Utah (d. 1998)
  • Mar 28 Flora Robson, British actress (Dominique is Dead), born in South Shields, England (d. 1984)
  • Mar 28 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, born in Sosnowitz, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • Mar 28 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (Beer Barrel Polka), born in Zbraslav, Czech Republic (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 Onslow Stevens, American actor (This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1977)
  • Mar 29 William Walton, English composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 1983)
  • Mar 29 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, born in Joigny, France (d. 1967)
  • Mar 30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 30 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • Apr 1 L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 & 0)
  • Apr 1 Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
  • Apr 2 Danilo Svara, Slovenian composer, born in San Giuseppe, Trieste, Italy (d. 1981)
  • Apr 2 Jan Tschichold, German typographer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1974)
  • Apr 3 Henri Garat, French actor (Valse royale, Congress Dances), born in Paris, France (d. 1959)
  • Apr 3 Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson, composer
  • Apr 4 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and author (Lutin Sauvage), born in Verrières-le-Buisson, Essonne, Paris (d. 1969)
  • Apr 4 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American sci-fi author (Martian Odyssey), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1935)
  • Apr 6 Gertrude Short, American actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • Apr 6 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 8 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • Apr 8 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 9 Frantisek Suchy, composer [or April 21, 1891]
  • Apr 10 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Apr 11 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Apr 12 Louis J. M. Beel, Prime Minister of Netherlands (1946-48, 58-59), born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Apr 13 Godfrey Kenton, English actor (The Tempest, Well's Theater), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Apr 13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 14 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • Apr 14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
  • Apr 15 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • Apr 17 Anton Beuving, Dutch lyricist (Ketelbinkie), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands d. 1977)
  • Apr 17 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician, 2nd Director-General of the UNESCO (1948-52), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1974)
  • Apr 18 Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Donald Wolfit, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed), born in New Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1968)
  • Apr 20 Veselin Stoyanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Shumen, Bulgaria (d. 1969)
  • Apr 21 Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)
  • Apr 22 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
  • Apr 23 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer (Nobel 1955), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1998)
  • Apr 25 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist, one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program, born in Forst, Germany (d. 1964)
  • Apr 27 Kitty Kelly, American actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Apr 28 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
  • Apr 29 Theodore Chanler, composer
  • Apr 30 André-François Marescotti, Swiss organist and composer, born in Carouge, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • Apr 30 Rudolf Wittelsbach, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Constantinople, Turkey (d. 1972)
  • May 2 Brian Aherne, British actor (I Confess, Titanic, Juarez), born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England (d. 1986)
  • May 2 Erin O'Brien-Moore, American actress (Peyton Place, Our Little Girl), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1979)
  • May 3 Hugo Friedhofer, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • May 3 Jack La Rue, American actor and TV narrator (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • May 3 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1974)
  • May 3 Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1983)
  • May 3 Alfred Kastler, French physicist (Nobel 1966 - Hertzian resonances within atoms), born in Guebwiller, Alsace, German Empire (d. 1984)
  • May 4 Cola Debrot, Dutch author and Governor of the Netherlands Antilles, born in Kralendijk, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • May 4 Cvjetko Rihtman, Bosnian composer, born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • May 4 Rodney Meredith Thomas, English architect and painter, born in London (d. 1996)
  • May 6 Walter Dawson, British Air Chief marshall
  • May 6 Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • May 6 Max Ophüls, German-born director (d. 1957)
  • May 7 Sal Gliatto, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • May 8 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
  • May 8 Milford "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ bat early 1930's, All Black half)
  • May 10 David O Selznick, American Academy Award winning producer (Gone With the Wind, Rebecca), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), born in Bierdzany, Prussia (d. 1988)
  • May 10 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • May 11 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
  • May 12 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Richard J Daley, American politician (38th Mayor-Chicago-D:1955-76), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • May 15 Anny Ondra, Czech actress (Blackmail, Manxman), born in Tarnów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
  • May 16 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), born in Sosnowiec, Poland (d. 1966)
  • May 17 John Vincent, composer
  • May 18 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
  • May 20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • May 21 Earl Averill, baseball player (d. 1983)
  • May 21 Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
  • May 22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • May 25 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
  • May 27 Celius Dougherty, composer
  • May 30 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • May 30 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1985)
  • May 31 Billy Mayerl, composer
  • May 31 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), born in Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • May 31 Ralph Walter Wood, composer
  • Jun 3 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • Jun 4 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Jun 5 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Avraham Daus, Israeli composer, born in Berlin (d. 1974)
  • Jun 6 Harold Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton, British aeronautical engineer, born in Kings Norton, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 6 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader, born in Fulton, Mississippi (d. 1947)
  • Jun 7 Herman B. Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University, born in Jamestown, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Albe [Renaut A. Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary), born in Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • Jun 10 Gaston Brenta, composer
  • Jun 10 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)
  • Jun 11 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, Soviet composer, born in Omsk, Russia (d. 1963)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), born in Machelen, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • Jun 14 Carl Esmond, Austrian actor (Ministry of Fear, Smash-Up), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)