Famous People Born in 1905

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 433

  • Jan 1 Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 1 Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1985)
  • Jan 2 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (A Child of Our Time), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Jan 2 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer

Person of interestRay Milland

Jan 3 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), born in Neath, Wales (d. 1986)

  • Jan 3 Anna May Wong, American actress, 1st Chinese-American movie star (Shanghai Express), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • Jan 4 Sterling Holloway, American actor (The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree), born in Cedartown, Georgia (d. 1992)
  • Jan 6 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • Jan 7 Francis Taylor, builder
  • Jan 8 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • Jan 8 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, born in La Spezia, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Jan 11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • Jan 11 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  • Jan 13 Kay Francis [Katherine E Gibbs], American actress (False Madonna), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1968)
  • Jan 13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 15 Torin Thatcher, British actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), born in Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1981)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • Jan 17 Grant Withers, American actor (Rio Grande, Oklahoma, Annie), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • Jan 17 Franz Schmid, German ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • Jan 17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 Chick Chandler [Fehmer Chandler], American actor (Seven Doors to Death, One Happy Family), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1988)
  • Jan 18 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19 Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
  • Jan 19 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

Person of interestChristian Dior

Jan 21 Christian Dior, French fashion designer (New Look), born in Granville, France (d. 1957)

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Jan 21 Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • Jan 23 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • Jan 23 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • Jan 24 Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Jan 24 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II), American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jan 25 Julia Smith, American composer, pianist, and author on musicology (Aaron Copland), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Jan 26 Charles Lane, American actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Jan 26 John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • Jan 26 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 27 Howard McNear, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Anatomy of a Murder, Irma La Douce), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • Jan 27 Luther Diamond, radio personality
  • Jan 28 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • Jan 29 Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)

Person of interestEmilio G. Segrè

Jan 30 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1989)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • Jan 31 Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • Jan 31 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
  • Feb 1 Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • Feb 2 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • Feb 2 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • Feb 3 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)

  • Feb 4 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1983)
  • Feb 4 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress, born in Farnworth, Lancashire, England (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6 Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist leader (d. 1982)
  • Feb 7 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • Feb 7 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8 Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • Feb 10 John Dierkes, American actor (Shane, Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1975)
  • Feb 10 Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
  • Feb 10 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • Feb 10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • Feb 11 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
  • Feb 12 Harry Bellaver, American actor (Another World, Naked City), born in Hillsboro, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Feb 15 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer (Over the Rainbow), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1986)
  • Feb 16 José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
  • Feb 16 Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
  • Feb 18 Queenie Leonard, British actress, born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Feb 20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • Feb 22 Luis Sandi, Mexican musician and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1996)
  • Feb 23 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • Feb 24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • Feb 24 Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • Feb 27 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • Feb 27 Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 1968)
  • Feb 28 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian
  • Mar 1 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • Mar 1 Doris Hare, Welsh actress, born in Bargoed, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
  • Mar 2 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 5 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • Mar 5 Sophie Stewart, Scottish actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe), born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1977)
  • Mar 7 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • Mar 9 Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), born in Marchiennes, France (d. 1982)
  • Mar 9 Grigori Kozintsev, Soviet theater and film director (Hamlet, King Lear), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1973) [OS]
  • Mar 9 Peter C. Quennell, English biographer and critic (Byron in Italy), born in Bickley, Kent (d. 1993)
  • Mar 9 Rex Warner, English poet and writer (Wild Goose Chase), born in Birmingham (d. 1986)
  • Mar 10 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles (d.1984)
  • Mar 10 Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland), born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • Mar 15 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
  • Mar 16 Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Mar 18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRobert Donat

Mar 18 Robert Donat, English actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel), born in Manchester, England (d. 1958)

  • Mar 18 Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)

Person of interestAlbert Speer

Mar 19 Albert Speer, German architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), born in Mannheim, German Empire (d. 1981)

Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer
Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production
Albert Speer
  • Mar 20 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • Mar 21 Phyllis McGinley, American poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • Mar 22 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, composer
  • Mar 22 Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director
  • Mar 22 Phyllis McGinley, poet
  • Mar 22 Ruth Page, US choreographer/ballet leader (Diaghilev, Pygmalion)
  • Mar 23 Paul Grimault, animator
  • Mar 23 Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
  • Mar 23 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), born in Bremerhaven, Germany (d. 1972)

Person of interestJoan Crawford

Mar 23 Joan Crawford [Lucille Le Sueur], American actress (Mildred Pierce), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1977)

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • Mar 24 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • Mar 24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • Mar 26 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • Mar 26 Viktor Emil Frankl, pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
  • Mar 27 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer, 1st female in Canada to get bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, born in Vancouver (d. 1980)
  • Mar 27 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, South African nutritional scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Mar 27 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • Mar 28 Marlin Perkins, American TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1986)
  • Mar 28 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Mar 30 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Mar 30 Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), born in Clayton, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1992)
  • Apr 1 Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)
  • Apr 1 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • Apr 1 Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
  • Apr 2 Edmond Jouhaud, French general, born in Aïn Boucefar, French Algeria (d. 1995)
  • Apr 2 Kurt Alfred Adler, therapist/writer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • Apr 2 Serge Lifar, Russian-French dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1986)
  • Apr 3 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War), born in Lexington, North Carolina (d. 1965)
  • Apr 4 Eugene Bozza, French composer, born in Nice, France (d. 1991)
  • Apr 5 Bill Raisch, American one armed actor (The Fugitive, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success), born in North Bergen, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • Apr 5 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • Apr 8 Ilka Chase, American actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • Apr 8 Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
  • Apr 8 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
  • Apr 8 Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
  • Apr 9 J. William Fulbright, American senator from Arkansas, known for opposition to the Vietnam War), born in Sumner, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Apr 10 Jan H. van Roijen, Dutch ambassador to the U.S. and Netherlands Foreign Minister, born in Constantinople (d. 1991)
  • Apr 11 József Attila, Hungarian poet, born in Ferencváros, Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • Apr 14 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • Apr 14 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
  • Apr 16 Frits Philips, Dutch engineer and CEO (Philips), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • Apr 16 John Lee-Barber, admiral
  • Apr 17 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • Apr 18 George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (1988) (d. 1998)
  • Apr 19 John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WWII)
  • Apr 19 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer
  • Apr 21 Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, American politician and Governor of California (D: 1959-67), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • Apr 22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • Apr 23 William Conolly-Carew, 6th Baron Carew (d. 1994)
  • Apr 24 Robert Penn Warren, American poet and novelist (All the King's Men, Pulitzer 1946), born in Guthrie, Kentucky (d.1989)
  • Apr 25 Walter Hassan, British automotive engineer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Apr 25 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player, born in Wairoa, New Zealand (d. 1986)
  • Apr 26 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], American producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 26 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1978)
  • Apr 26 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • Apr 27 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, born in Stryi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1996)
  • Apr 27 Philip Radcliffe, English composer (d. 1986)

Person of interestJohn Peters Humphrey

Apr 30 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • May 1 Leila Hyams, American actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • May 1 Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
  • May 1 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • May 1 Chris 'Red' Cagle, College Football Hall of Fame halfback, born in DeRidder, Louisiana (d. 1942)
  • May 3 Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael, duke of Bavaria, born in Munich, German Empire (d. 1996)
  • May 4 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • May 5 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
  • May 5 Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
  • May 6 Norman De Tar, composer
  • May 6 [Bernard] Toots Shor, raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)
  • May 8 Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer
  • May 8 Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
  • May 9 Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1926-28), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1998)
  • May 10 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • May 10 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • May 11 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
  • May 13 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian leader, fifth President of India (1974-77), born in Delhi, British India (d. 1977)
  • May 14 Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)
  • May 15 Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Airport 77, Hearse), born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • May 16 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)

Person of interestHenry Fonda

May 16 Henry Fonda, American actor (Mr Roberts, On Golden Pond), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1982)

  • May 17 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • May 18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • May 18 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • May 20 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
  • May 20 Harry Campion, statistician/founder (British Central Statistical Office)
  • May 20 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • May 21 Edward Lockspeiser, composer
  • May 24 Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965), born in Veshenskaya, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • May 24 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
  • May 25 Joseph C Harsch, newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • May 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • May 29 Sebastian Shaw, British actor, director, playwright and poet (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste), born in Holt, England (d. 1994)
  • May 29 Fela Sowande, composer
  • May 29 Johannes "Jan" Teulings, Dutch actor (Lentelied, The Three Wishes), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • May 31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • May 31 Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian, born in Islington, London (d. 1993)
  • Jun 1 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • Jun 1 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England (d. 1956)
  • Jun 3 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • Jun 5 John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 6 John Gart, Russian orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show), born in Russia (d. 1989)
  • Jun 8 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
  • Jun 9 Walter Kraft, composer
  • Jun 11 Richard Loeb, American murderer of Bobby Franks along with Nathan Leopold, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1936)