Birthdays in History in 1905

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 205

  • 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 2 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
  • 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 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 14 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 17 Franz Schmid, German ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • 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 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • Jan 24 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II), American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jan 26 John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • Jan 26 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 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 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • Feb 3 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (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 10 Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
  • Feb 11 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
  • Feb 16 Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
  • Feb 20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • Feb 24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • Feb 27 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • Feb 28 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian
  • Mar 1 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • Mar 5 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • Mar 7 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • Mar 9 Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), born in Marchiennes, France (d. 1982)
  • 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 14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • Mar 15 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat who attempted to assassinate Hitler, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1944)
  • Mar 18 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 21 Phyllis McGinley, American poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • 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 24 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • Mar 24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 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 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 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 3 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War), born in Lexington, North Carolina (d. 1965)
  • 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 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 18 George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (1988) (d. 1998)
  • Apr 19 John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WWII)
  • 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 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 26 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], American producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 27 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, born in Stryi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1996)

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 Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
  • May 1 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • May 3 Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael, duke of Bavaria, born in Munich, German Empire (d. 1996)
  • 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 [Bernard] Toots Shor, raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)
  • May 10 Angus Paton, civil engineer
  • 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 16 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
  • May 20 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
  • May 20 Harry Campion, statistician/founder (British Central Statistical Office)
  • May 24 Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965), born in Veshenskaya, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • Jun 3 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • Jun 8 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 11 Richard Loeb, American murderer of Bobby Franks along with Nathan Leopold, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1936)
  • Jun 20 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)

Person of interestJean-Paul Sartre

Jun 21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • Jun 23 Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 26 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire), born in London (d. 1993)
  • Jun 26 Jan Louis Guillaume Doornik, Dutch resistance fighter in France, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • Jun 27 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, African-American teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1992)
  • Jun 29 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and publisher (La lenta libertad), born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, Anglican bishop of Zululand and Swaziland, born in South Africa (d. 1988)
  • Jul 4 Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and author (1969 Poses Award, The Liberal Imagination), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 4 Irving Johnson, American sail training pioneer and adventurer, born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • Jul 8 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)
  • Jul 9 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher, born in Savannah, Tennessee (d. 1990)
  • Jul 10 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician, born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1948)
  • Jul 12 Prince John of the United Kingdom, youngest son of English King George V, born in York Cottage, Sandringham (d. 1919)
  • Jul 13 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
  • Jul 19 Edgar Snow, American author and journalist (Red star over China), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Jul 20 Molly Mary Nesta Keane, writer
  • Jul 21 Diana Trilling, writer
  • Jul 25 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • Jul 25 Denys Watkins-Pitchford, British writer and illustrator (The Little Grey Men), born in Lamport, Northamptonshire (d. 1990)
  • Jul 28 Charles William Hutton, architect
  • Jul 29 Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 1961)
  • Jul 29 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 Trenchard Cox, British museum director, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Maggie Kuhn, American activist and co-founder (Gray Panthers), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1995)
  • Aug 4 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, English child psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, born in Kensington, London (d. 1995)
  • Aug 8 Wachtang Ananjan, writer
  • Aug 9 Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice
  • Aug 10 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge
  • Aug 10 Richard F Kahn, baron of Hampstead/British economist
  • Aug 10 Era Bell Thompson, American magazine editor (Ebony), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1986)
  • Aug 11 Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
  • Aug 14 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
  • Aug 17 John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)
  • Aug 19 Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)
  • Aug 20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)
  • Aug 24 Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (1971-85), born in Moyamba, Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
  • Aug 25 Faustina Kowalska, Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic, born in Głogowiec, Poland (d. 1938)
  • Aug 27 Alexander Johnston, CEO (Board of Inland Revenue)
  • Aug 29 Martinus A. Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • Aug 31 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]

Person of interestCarl David Anderson

Sep 3 Carl David Anderson, American physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • Sep 4 Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games)
  • Sep 5 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Arrow in Blue), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)
  • Sep 5 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, born in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines (d. 2005)
  • Sep 7 John Whitley, British air-marshal
  • Sep 9 Hussain Sha - Indian Saint, Philosopher, Pithapuram
  • Sep 16 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
  • Sep 18 Agnes De Mille, American choreographer (Oklahoma), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 19 James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser
  • Sep 19 Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (d. 1982)
  • Sep 22 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
  • Sep 24 Severo Ochoa, Nobel Laureate (d. 1993)
  • Sep 25 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), born in Zavaliv, Ukraine (d. 1992)
  • Sep 25 Edith Barstow, American choreographer (Frankie Laine Time, The Gem of the Ocean), born in Ashtabula, Ohio (d. 1960)
  • Sep 27 Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer (Splendor of the Fabric)
  • Sep 29 Francis Joseph Quinn, academic
  • Sep 30 Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1977), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 30 Savitri Devi [Maximiani Portas], Greek French Nazi writer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1982)
  • Oct 11 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Oct 15 Charles P Snow, English novelist/scientist (Death Under Sail)
  • Oct 15 C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)
  • Oct 17 Franco Albini, Italian architect
  • Oct 18 Felix Houphouet-Boigny, President of Ivory coast (1960-93)
  • Oct 22 Karl Jansky, Czech, discoverer (cosmic radio emissions in 1932)
  • Oct 23 Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • Oct 26 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal, born in Paris, Ontario, Canada (d. 1989)
  • Oct 28 Harry Broadhurst, airman
  • Oct 29 Laurence Dowdall, lawyer
  • Nov 1 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (d. 1960)
  • Nov 2 Frederic Lipmann, French watchmaker, born in Besancon, France (d. 1996)
  • Nov 3 Lois Mailou Jones, US painter (Peasants on Parade)
  • Nov 3 William Donald Campbell, diarist/ornithologist
  • Nov 4 Martin Raschke, German author/publisher/war correspondent
  • Nov 9 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Nov 9 James William Fulbright, American politician (Sen-D-Mo), born in Sumner, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Nov 11 Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer
  • Nov 14 L H Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reformed of Netherlands)
  • Nov 14 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian author
  • Nov 16 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden
  • Nov 17 Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden
  • Nov 17 Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
  • Nov 22 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)
  • Nov 29 Mowbray Henry Gordon Howard, 6th Earl of Effingham
  • Nov 29 Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • Dec 1 Charles Finney, American author (Circus of Dr Lao)
  • Dec 4 Emilio Médici, president Brazil (1969-74)
  • Dec 7 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune)
  • Dec 8 Julius Silverman, politician
  • Dec 11 Eugen Fink, German philosopher
  • Dec 11 Robert Henriques, English writer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 12 Manès Sperber, Austrian-born writer (d. 1984)
  • Dec 16 Piet Hein, poet/inventor
  • Dec 17 Simo Häyhä, Finnish sniper (d. 2002)
  • Dec 17 Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)
  • Dec 21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring)
  • Dec 22 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)