Famous People Born in 1904

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 432

  • Jan 1 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  • Jan 1 Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Jan 2 James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
  • Jan 3 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • Jan 5 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 5 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
  • Jan 8 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • Jan 10 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer
  • Jan 10 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Jan 11 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
  • Jan 12 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist
  • Jan 13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
  • Jan 14 Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
  • Jan 16 Max Vredenburg, composer
  • Jan 17 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Jan 18 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), born in Horfield, Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • Jan 18 Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
  • Jan 18 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 19 James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
  • Jan 20 Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • Jan 20 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin
  • Jan 20 Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
  • Jan 21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jan 21 Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)

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Jan 22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Jan 22 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 23 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, born in Telč (d. 1969)
  • Jan 25 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Het Parool)
  • Jan 26 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)

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Jan 26 Seán MacBride, Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army and founder of Amnesty International (Nobel 1974), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1988)

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • Jan 26 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • Jan 28 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
  • Jan 31 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
  • Feb 1 S J Perelman, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 2 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • Feb 2 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
  • Feb 3 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • Feb 3 Luigi Dallapiccola, Pisino Istria, Italian composer
  • Feb 3 Roger Makins, diplomat
  • Feb 4 Herman B. Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
  • Feb 4 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • Feb 4 Predrag Milosevic, composer
  • Feb 6 Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • Feb 7 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Feb 8 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
  • Feb 10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • Feb 11 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)
  • Feb 11 Keith Holyoake, New Zealand PM (1960-72)
  • Feb 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado

  • Feb 14 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • Feb 14 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • Feb 14 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • Feb 15 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • Feb 15 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
  • Feb 16 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
  • Feb 16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • Feb 17 Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
  • Feb 17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
  • Feb 19 Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
  • Feb 20 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
  • Feb 20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • Feb 20 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • Feb 21 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • Feb 22 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
  • Feb 23 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • Feb 23 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • Feb 25 Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
  • Feb 27 James Thomas Farrell, American author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
  • Feb 27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • Feb 27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 27 André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • Feb 29 Alan Richardson, composer
  • Feb 29 Jimmy Dorsey, Shenandoah Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show)
  • Feb 29 John "Pepper" Martin, baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36)
  • Feb 29 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen
  • Feb 29 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)

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Mar 1 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1944)

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • Mar 1 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)

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Mar 2 Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Mar 4 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • Mar 4 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), born in Storozhynets , Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • Mar 4 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, born in James Mill, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • Mar 5 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 Hugh Williams, British dramatist, actor and writer (Wuthering Heights, Bank Holiday), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1969)
  • Mar 6 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Mar 6 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 7 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian Olympic speed skater (4 gold, 2 silver)

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Mar 7 Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), born in Halle an der Saale (d. 1942)

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • Mar 7 Virginia Downing, American actress (The Gig, Butterfield 8), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1996)
  • Mar 9 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (d. 2002)
  • Mar 11 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • Mar 11 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • Mar 12 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • Mar 13 Henry Iliffe Cozens, pilot
  • Mar 14 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Mar 15 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • Mar 15 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 16 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Mar 18 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)

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Mar 19 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1992)

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Mar 19 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, composer
  • Mar 20 B[urrhus] F[rederic] Skinner, Pa, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box)
  • Mar 20 B F Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Mar 21 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer
  • Mar 21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • Mar 26 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • Mar 26 Hermann Schroeder, composer
  • Mar 26 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image)
  • Mar 26 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • Mar 30 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • Mar 30 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • Apr 1 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, born in Alcoy (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, born in Elkton, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Apr 3 Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orchestra leader (Break the Bank)
  • Apr 3 Russel Wright, American industrial designer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 6 Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)
  • Apr 8 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), born in Sydney (d. 1986)
  • Apr 8 John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
  • Apr 9 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of the Earth, Dick Tracy's Dilemma, Sky Dragon), born in Alma, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Apr 9 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ernest Mourant, haematologist
  • Apr 11 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Apr 12 Harald James Penrose, pilot
  • Apr 13 Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal
  • Apr 13 Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)

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Apr 14 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • Apr 14 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • Apr 14 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist
  • Apr 14 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer
  • Apr 15 Arshile Gorky, Armenian Artist (d. 1948)
  • Apr 16 Clifford Case, (Sen-R-NJ)
  • Apr 16 Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)
  • Apr 17 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman)
  • Apr 18 Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • Apr 20 George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67)

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Apr 22 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Apr 23 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (The Cisco Kid, The Gay Amigo), born in Oancea, Romania (d. 1980)
  • Apr 23 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1999)
  • Apr 24 Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)
  • Apr 26 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)
  • Apr 27 Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Apr 27 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • Apr 27 Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)
  • Apr 29 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate
  • Apr 29 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 2 Georgi Dimitrov, composer
  • May 3 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
  • May 3 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (d. 1975)
  • May 5 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • May 6 Catherine Lacey, British actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • May 6 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
  • May 6 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • May 6 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born founder of the Feldenkrais method (d. 1984)
  • May 8 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), born in London (d. 1996)
  • May 10 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • May 11 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

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May 11 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), born in Figueres, Spain (d. 1989)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • May 13 Alfred Earle Birney, poet
  • May 13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • May 14 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • May 14 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • May 15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • May 16 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 17 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • May 18 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • May 19 Anthony Bushell, British actor (Journey's End, A Night to Remember), born in Kent, England (d. 1997)
  • May 19 Sven Thofelt, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 20 Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1973)

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May 21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • May 21 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • May 22 Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)
  • May 22 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)
  • May 24 Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral
  • May 24 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • May 25 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
  • May 26 George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It)
  • May 26 Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • May 27 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
  • May 28 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer
  • May 29 Robert Knox, bacteriologist
  • May 30 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr, President of Panama (1956-60)
  • Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Oly-5 gold-1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)
  • Jun 2 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1

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Jun 3 Charles R. Drew, American physician, surgeon, and pioneer of blood plasma research, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 3 Charles R. Drew, American surgeon (developed the blood bank concept), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 11 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, jazz pianist/singer (Boogie Woogie Piano)
  • Jun 11 Daphne Fielding, socialite/writer
  • Jun 11 Emil Frantisek Burian, composer
  • Jun 12 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, born in Vyborg (d. 1955)