Birthdays in History in 1904

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 219

  • Jan 1 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  • 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 11 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
  • Jan 14 Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
  • Jan 14 Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 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 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin
  • Jan 20 Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
  • Jan 21 Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)
  • Jan 22 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 25 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Het Parool)

Person of interestSeán MacBride

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 2 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • Feb 3 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • 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 11 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)

Person of interestKeith Holyoake

Feb 11 Keith Holyoake, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1960-72), born in Pahiatua, New Zealand (d. 1983)

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake
New Zealand Prime Minister
Keith Holyoake
  • Feb 14 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • Feb 14 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • Feb 14 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • Feb 15 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
  • Feb 16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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 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 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • 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, longest ever personal name, born in Bergedorf, Germany (d. 1997) disputed date

Person of interestDr. Seuss

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 5 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)

Person of interestReinhard Heydrich

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 9 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • Mar 11 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • Mar 11 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)

  • Mar 13 Henry Iliffe Cozens, English Royal Air Force pilot, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Mar 18 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)

Person of interestJohn Sirica

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

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Mar 20 B F Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Mar 21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • Mar 26 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • Mar 26 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image)
  • Mar 26 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • Apr 1 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, born in Alcoy (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Russel Wright, American industrial designer, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • Apr 6 Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)
  • Apr 8 John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ernest Mourant, British hematologist, born in La Hougue Bie, Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Apr 12 Harald Penrose, British test pilot, born in Hereford, England (d. 1996)
  • Apr 13 Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal, is born
  • 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 P. Case, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey, born in Franklin Park, New Jersey (d. 1982)
  • Apr 20 George Stibitz, American mathematician and scientist, born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67)

Person of interestRobert Oppenheimer

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 24 Willem De Kooning, Dutch artist (North Atlantic Light), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Apr 26 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)
  • Apr 27 Arthur F. Burns, American economist and chairman (Federal Reserve Board), born in Stanislau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
  • 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
  • May 6 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
  • May 6 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born founder of the Feldenkrais method (d. 1984)
  • May 10 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • May 11 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

Person of interestSalvador Dali

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 14 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • May 14 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • May 18 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 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 29 Robert Knox, bacteriologist
  • May 30 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr, President of Panama (1956-60)
  • Jun 2 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1

Person of interestCharles R. Drew

Jun 3 Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed the blood bank concept, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Jun 11 Daphne Fielding, British socialite and writer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1997)
  • Jun 14 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jun 16 Gerard Holt, Dutch architect
  • Jun 17 Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist
  • Jun 20 Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, German Foreign Minister
  • Jun 23 Carleton Coon, American anthropologist (What in the World), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • Jun 25 Jan van Axel [Johannes P. Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
  • Jun 26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer, born in Preston, Ontario (d. 1951)
  • Jul 1 Mary Calderone, physician/founder (planned parenthood)
  • Jul 2 Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, Dutch (sculptress, if that word exists)
  • Jul 4 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American yiddish writer (Yentl, Nobel Prize for Literature 1978), born in Leoncin, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • Jul 5 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, born in Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Jul 6 Erik Wickberg, Salvation Army general (d. 1996)
  • Jul 7 Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
  • Jul 8 Henri Cartan, French mathematician, born in Nancy (d. 2008)

Person of interestPablo Neruda

Jul 12 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), born in Parral, Chile (d. 1973)

  • Jul 15 Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
  • Jul 16 Leo Joseph Suenens, Belgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • Jul 24 James R. Killian Jr., 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1948-59), born in Blacksburg, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Jul 24 Nikolay Kuznetsov, Russian naval commander (Admiral of the Fleet during World War II), born in Medvedki, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • Jul 27 Kenneth Bainbridge, American physicist (measurements of mass differences between nuclear isotopes), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 28 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
  • Jul 29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
  • Jul 30 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1974)
  • Jul 31 Brett Halliday, American writer (Dividend on Death), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Aug 3 Clifford D. Simak, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station), born in Millville, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • Aug 4 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography), born in Małoszyce, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • Aug 5 Kenneth Thimann, botanist
  • Aug 6 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman], author (Gelakte Brain)

Person of interestRalph Bunche

Aug 7 Ralph Bunche, American diplomat to the UN (Nobel Peace Prize1950), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1971)

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Aug 12 Aleksei N Romanov, son of Tsar Nicholas II [OS=July 30]
  • Aug 12 Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)

Person of interestAlexei Nikolaevich

Aug 12 Alexei Nikolaevich, last Tsarevich of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1918)

Tsarevich of Russia Alexei Nikolaevich
Tsarevich of Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich
  • Aug 16 Wendell Stanley, American biochemist, first to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946), born in Ridgeville, Indiana (d. 1971)
  • Aug 17 Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
  • Aug 18 Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Aug 18 [Francis] Max Factor, American CEO of Max Factor Cosmetics, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 19 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor
  • Aug 20 Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)

Person of interestDeng Xiaoping

Aug 22 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), born in Guang'an, Sichuan (d. 1997)

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Aug 26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • Aug 27 Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)
  • Aug 27 John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
  • Aug 28 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1980)
  • Aug 29 Werner Forssmann, German urologist (Nobel 1956), born in Berlin (d. 1979)
  • Sep 4 Julian Hill, research chemist
  • Sep 4 Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Sep 6 Karlo Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross)
  • Sep 10 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Sep 14 Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa)
  • Sep 15 Umberto II, van Piemonte, the last King of Italy (ruled 1946)

Person of interestFrederick Ashton

Sep 17 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 1988)

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • Sep 19 Bergen Evans, Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question)
  • Sep 19 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru)
  • Sep 21 Hans Hartung, German/French painter
  • Sep 22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • Sep 23 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, born in Šiauliai, Russian Empire
  • Sep 24 Owen Saunders, mechanical engineer
  • Sep 25 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Sep 28 Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
  • Sep 29 Dorothy Emmet, philosopher
  • Oct 1 Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • Oct 1 A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • Oct 2 Dermot Boyle, marshal (RAF)
  • Oct 2 Godfrey Baseley, radio executive
  • Oct 2 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1964-66), born in Mughalsarai, British India (d. 1966)

Person of interestGraham Greene

Oct 2 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • Oct 3 Charles Pedersen, UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • Oct 4 Rene Mable Neighbour Cloke, illustrator
  • Oct 5 George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer
  • Oct 6 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), born in Liegnitz, Silesia (d. 1971)
  • Oct 9 J Dito, Dutch dominican/broadcast chairman (KRO, 1938-45)
  • Oct 12 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River), born in Linli, Hunan, China (d. 1986)
  • Oct 12 Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), born in La Plata, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • Oct 13 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • Oct 15 Julian Hodge, British financier/multi-millionaire (Hodge Group)
  • Oct 18 A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)

Person of interestTommy Douglas

Oct 20 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • Oct 21 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, American sci-fi author (Danger Planet)
  • Oct 21 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (d. 1967)

Person of interestMoss Hart

Oct 24 Moss Hart, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • Oct 30 Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)
  • Nov 4 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • Nov 4 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (d. 1967)
  • Nov 8 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • Nov 9 Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, born in Haaren, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • Nov 11 Alger Hiss, State Department official hid papers in a pumpkin
  • Nov 11 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)
  • Nov 14 Marya Mannes, American author (The Reporter), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 16 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
  • Nov 16 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
  • Nov 17 Isamu Noguchi, sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal)
  • Nov 18 Theodore DN Besterman, British bibliographer
  • Nov 18 Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • Nov 19 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • Nov 19 Nathan Leopold, American murderer of Bobby Franks with Richard Loeb, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Nov 20 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great
  • Nov 25 Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • Nov 28 James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss)
  • Nov 28 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1973)
  • Nov 29 Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)