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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ferhat Abbas
Head of State
24-Oct-1899 23-Dec-1985 President of Algeria, 1962-63
Louis Adamic
Author
23-Mar-1899 4-Sep-1951 Laughing in the Jungle
Léonie Adams
Poet
9-Dec-1899 27-Jun-1988 Those Not Elect
Sherman Adams
Government
8-Jan-1899 27-Oct-1986 Eisenhower's Chief of Staff
Fred Astaire
Dancer
10-May-1899 22-Jun-1987 Broadway ballroom dancer
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Author
19-Oct-1899 9-Jun-1974 Guatemalan protest writer
Pierre Auger
Physicist
14-May-1899 25-Dec-1993 Auger effect
Georges Auric
Composer
15-Feb-1899 24-Jul-1983 Theme for Moulin Rouge
John Barbirolli
Conductor
2-Dec-1899 29-Jul-1970 Conductor at The Hallé, 1943-70
Doc Barker
Criminal
1899 13-Jan-1939 Son of Ma Barker
Willard L. Beaulac
Diplomat
25-Jul-1899 Aug-1990 US Ambassador to Argentina, 1956-60
Georg von Békésy
Scientist
3-Jun-1899 13-Jun-1972 Mechanism of cochlear stimulation
Ezra Taft Benson
Religion
4-Aug-1899 30-May-1994 President of the Mormon Church, 1985-94
Anita Berber
Actor
10-Jun-1899 10-Nov-1928 Scarlet whore of Berlin
Gertrude Berg
Radio Personality
3-Oct-1899 14-Sep-1966 The Goldbergs
Lavrenty Beria
Government
29-Mar-1899 23-Dec-1953 Chief of the NKVD, 1940-46
Curtis Bernhardt
Film Director
15-Apr-1899 22-Feb-1981 A Stolen Life
Georges Bidault
Head of State
5-Oct-1899 27-Jan-1983 French President, PM, and Foreign Minister
László Bíró
Inventor
29-Sep-1899 24-Oct-1985 Ballpoint pen
Alfred Blalock
Doctor
5-Apr-1899 15-Sep-1964 "Blue baby" operation
Humphrey Bogart
Actor
25-Dec-1899 14-Jan-1957 Casablanca
Jorge Luis Borges
Author
24-Aug-1899 14-Jun-1986 The Garden of Forking Paths
Elizabeth Bowen
Author
7-Jun-1899 22-Feb-1973 The Heat of the Day
Charles Boyer
Actor
28-Aug-1899 26-Aug-1978 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Karl Brandt
Economist
9-Jan-1899 8-Jul-1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1958-61
Gregory Breit
Physicist
14-Jul-1899 11-Sep-1981 Proton-proton dispersion
Evelyn Brent
Actor
20-Oct-1899 4-Jun-1975 Underworld
George Brent
Actor
15-Mar-1899 26-May-1979 The Great Lie
Ellis O. Briggs
Diplomat
1-Dec-1899 Jun-1976 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1952-55
Arthur Bryant
Historian
18-Feb-1899 2-Jan-1985 Biographer of Samuel Pepys
Joseph Buloff
Actor
20-Jan-1899 27-Feb-1985 Yiddish stage actor
Frank Macfarlane Burnet
Scientist
3-Sep-1899 31-Aug-1985 Acquired immunological tolerance
W. R. Burnett
Novelist
25-Nov-1899 25-Apr-1982 Little Caesar
James Cagney
Actor
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Edward L. Cahn
Film Director
12-Feb-1899 25-Aug-1963 It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Al Capone
Criminal
17-Jan-1899 25-Jan-1947 Scarface
Hoagy Carmichael
Songwriter
22-Nov-1899 27-Dec-1981 Star Dust
Robert Casadesus
Pianist
7-Apr-1899 19-Sep-1972 French pianist/composer
Lane Chandler
Actor
4-Jun-1899 14-Sep-1972 The Legion of the Condemned
Selden Chapin
Diplomat
19-Sep-1899 26-Mar-1963 US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1949-53
Carlos Chávez
Composer
13-Jun-1899 2-Aug-1978 Sinfonía de Antígona
Tom C. Clark
Judge
23-Sep-1899 13-Jun-1977 US Supreme Court Justice, 1949-67
Albert Claude
Scientist
23-Aug-1899 22-May-1983 Microstructure of the cell
Earle Combs
Baseball
14-May-1899 21-Jul-1976 The Kentucky Colonel, MLB Hall of Famer
Ricardo Cortez
Actor
19-Sep-1899 28-Apr-1977 The Torrent
Noel Coward
Playwright
16-Dec-1899 26-Mar-1973 Design for Living
Hart Crane
Poet
21-Jul-1899 27-Apr-1932 Industrial and urban poet
George Cukor
Film Director
7-Jul-1899 23-Jan-1983 My Fair Lady
Jimmie Davis
Singer/Songwriter
11-Sep-1899 5-Nov-2000 You Are My Sunshine
Leo Diegel
Golf
27-Apr-1899 8-May-1951 Winner, 1928 and 1929 PGA Championships
E. C. Dodds
Scientist
13-Oct-1899 16-Dec-1973 Diethylstilbestrol
Thomas A. Dorsey
Musician
1-Jul-1899 23-Jan-1993 The father of gospel music
Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician
29-Apr-1899 24-May-1974 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Herbie Faye
Actor
2-Feb-1899 28-Jun-1980 Cpl. Fender on The Phil Silvers Show
Frank Ferguson
Actor
25-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1978 Eli Carson on Peyton Place
Jay C. Flippen
Actor
6-Mar-1899 3-Feb-1971 The Killing
C. S. Forester
Novelist
27-Aug-1899 2-Apr-1966 The African Queen
Frederick IX
Royalty
11-Mar-1899 14-Jan-1972 King of Denmark, 1947-72
Howard Freeman
Actor
9-Dec-1899 11-Dec-1967 Theatre and character actor
Dwight Frye
Actor
22-Feb-1899 7-Nov-1943 Renfield in 1931 Dracula
Jack R. Gage
Politician
13-Jan-1899 14-Mar-1970 Governor of Wyoming, 1961-63
Chief Dan George
Actor
24-Jul-1899 23-Sep-1981 Little Big Man
John Gilbert
Actor
10-Jul-1899 9-Jan-1936 La Boheme
Freeman F. Gosden
Actor
5-May-1899 10-Dec-1982 Amos of Amos & Andy
James Gray
Author
30-Jun-1899 6-Aug-1984 Shoulder the Sky
Sara Haden
Actor
17-Nov-1899 15-Sep-1981 The Shop Around the Corner
Neil Hamilton
Actor
9-Sep-1899 24-Sep-1984 Commissioner Gordon on Batman
John Marshall Harlan
Judge
20-May-1899 29-Dec-1971 US Supreme Court Justice, 1955-71
Veit Harlan
Film Director
22-Sep-1899 13-Apr-1964 Jud Süss
Nedda Harrigan
Actor
24-Aug-1899 1-Apr-1989 Devil's Island
Byron Haskin
Film Director
22-Apr-1899 16-Apr-1984 The War of the Worlds
Bruno Hauptmann
Criminal
26-Nov-1899 3-Apr-1936 Lindbergh Baby kidnapper
F. A. Hayek
Economist
8-May-1899 23-Mar-1992 Austrian economist
Derick Heathcoat-Amory
Politician
26-Dec-1899 20-Jan-1981 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1958-60
Gustav Heinemann
Head of State
23-Jul-1899 7-Jul-1976 President of Germany, 1969-74
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
Alfred Hitchcock
Film Director
13-Aug-1899 29-Apr-1980 Master of Suspense
Julius C. Holmes
Diplomat
24-Apr-1899 15-Jul-1968 US Ambassador to Iran, 1961-65
William K. Howard
Film Director
16-Jun-1899 21-Feb-1954 Fire Over England
Martita Hunt
Actor
30-Jan-1899 13-Jun-1969 Great Expectations
Robert M. Hutchins
Educator
17-Jan-1899 17-May-1977 President, University of Chicago, 1929-51
Peter Illing
Actor
4-Mar-1899 29-Oct-1966 Against the Wind
Mervyn Johns
Actor
18-Feb-1899 6-Sep-1992 Dead of Night
Howard P. Jones
Diplomat
2-Jan-1899 Sep-1973 US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1958-65
Matthew Josephson
Historian
15-Feb-1899 13-Mar-1978 The Robber Barons
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Yasunari Kawabata
Author
11-Jun-1899 16-Apr-1972 The Masters of Go
Ian Keith
Actor
27-Feb-1899 26-Mar-1960 It Came from Beneath the Sea
Paul Kelly
Actor
9-Aug-1899 6-Nov-1956 Flying Tigers
Charles Laughton
Actor
1-Jul-1899 15-Dec-1962 Island of Lost Souls
Francis Lederer
Actor
6-Nov-1899 25-May-2000 Pandora's Box
J. Bracken Lee
Politician
7-Jan-1899 20-Oct-1996 Governor of Utah, 1949-57
Eva Le Gallienne
Actor
11-Jan-1899 3-Jun-1991 New York Civic Repertory Theater
Lyman L. Lemnitzer
Military
29-Aug-1899 12-Nov-1988 Supreme Allied Commander, 1963-69
Forrest Lewis
Actor
5-Nov-1899 2-Jun-1977 Character actor
David E. Lilienthal
Government
8-Jul-1899 15-Jan-1981 TVA Chairman, 1941-46
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
Willem J. Luyten
Astronomer
7-Mar-1899 21-Nov-1994 Stellar mortician
Aline MacMahon
Actor
3-May-1899 12-Oct-1991 Dragon Seed
Szolem Mandelbrojt
Mathematician
1899 1983 French Mathematician
Edwin L. Marin
Film Director
21-Feb-1899 2-May-1951 Tall in the Saddle
Bruce Marshall
Novelist
24-Jun-1899 18-Jun-1987 The White Rabbit
H. Freeman Matthews
Diplomat
26-May-1899 19-Oct-1986 Career US Ambassador
Mary Margaret McBride
Radio Personality
16-Nov-1899 7-Apr-1976 Daytime radio talk show host
James S. McDonnell
Business
9-Apr-1899 22-Aug-1980 Founder of McDonnell Aircraft Co.
May Miller
Playwright
26-Jan-1899 8-Feb-1995 The Bog Guide
Jean Moulin
Government
20-Jun-1899 8-Jul-1943 Martyr of the French Resistance
Paul H. Müller
Scientist
12-Jan-1899 12-Oct-1965 Synthesized DDT
Burt Munro
Engineer
25-Mar-1899 6-Jan-1978 Subject of biopic The World's Fastest Indian
Carmel Myers
Actor
4-Apr-1899 9-Nov-1980 Ben-Hur
Vladimir Nabokov
Novelist
23-Apr-1899 2-Jul-1977 Lolita
Louise Nevelson
Sculptor
23-Sep-1899 17-Apr-1988 Ukrainian-American abstract sculptor
Sam Newfield
Film Director
6-Dec-1899 10-Nov-1964 I Accuse My Parents
Ramon Novarro
Actor
6-Feb-1899 30-Oct-1968 Ben-Hur
George O'Brien
Actor
19-Apr-1899 4-Sep-1985 Sunrise
Pat O'Brien
Actor
11-Nov-1899 15-Oct-1983 Angels with Dirty Faces
Bertil Ohlin
Economist
23-Apr-1899 3-Aug-1979 Hecksher-Ohlin model of free trade
Řystein Ore
Mathematician
7-Oct-1899 13-Aug-1968 Ring theorist
Eugene Ormandy
Conductor
18-Nov-1899 12-Mar-1985 Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1938-80
Francis Poulenc
Composer
7-Jan-1899 30-Jan-1963 Les dialogues des Carmélites
John Qualen
Actor
8-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1987 The Grapes of Wrath
Jobyna Ralston
Actor
21-Nov-1899 22-Jan-1967 Wings
Billy Rose
Theatre Producer
6-Sep-1899 10-Feb-1966 Ziegfeld Theatre, Billy Rose Theater
Nevil Shute
Novelist
17-Jan-1899 12-Jan-1960 On the Beach
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Actor
30-May-1899 9-Jul-1979 Paris '90
C. R. Smith
Business
9-Sep-1899 4-Apr-1990 CEO of American Airlines, 1934-68
Gale Sondergaard
Actor
15-Feb-1899 14-Aug-1985 Anthony Adverse
Paul-Henri Spaak
Head of State
25-Jan-1899 31-Jul-1972 Belgian Prime Minister, NATO chief
John J. Sparkman
Politician
20-Dec-1899 16-Nov-1985 US Senator from Alabama, 1946-79
William Steinberg
Conductor
1-Aug-1899 16-May-1978 Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony, 1952-76
Karel Stepanek
Actor
29-Oct-1899 25-Dec-1980 Czech-English actor, played Germans
Glenn Strange
Actor
16-Aug-1899 20-Sep-1973 Frankenstein's Monster
Leo Strauss
Philosopher
20-Sep-1899 18-Oct-1973 Patron saint of Neoconservatism
Carl W. Strom
Diplomat
22-Dec-1899 27-Jan-1969 US Ambassador to Bolivia, 1959-61
Akim Tamiroff
Actor
29-Oct-1899 17-Sep-1972 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Lilyan Tashman
Actor
23-Oct-1899 21-Mar-1934 Puttin' on the Ritz
Allen Tate
Poet
19-Nov-1899 9-Feb-1979 Mr. Pope and Other Poems
Norman Taurog
Film Director
23-Feb-1899 7-Apr-1981 It Happened at the World's Fair
Alice Terry
Actor
24-Jul-1899 22-Dec-1987 Scaramouche
Irving Thalberg
Film/TV Producer
30-May-1899 14-Sep-1936 De-facto boss of MGM Studios
Max Theiler
Scientist
30-Jan-1899 11-Aug-1972 Yellow fever vaccination
Genevieve Tobin
Actor
29-Nov-1899 21-Jul-1995 One Hour with You
Helen Traubel
Singer
16-Jun-1899 28-Jul-1972 Wagnerian soprano
Juan Trippe
Business
27-Jun-1899 3-Apr-1981 Founder of Pan-Am
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
Hoyt Vandenberg
Government
24-Jan-1899 2-Apr-1954 CIA Director, 1946-47
Hal B. Wallis
Film/TV Producer
14-Sep-1899 5-Oct-1986 Casablanca
Weegee
Photographer
12-Jun-1899 26-Dec-1968 Crime photographer
Robert Welch
Activist
1-Dec-1899 6-Jan-1985 Founder, John Birch Society
Clifton R. Wharton
Diplomat
11-May-1899 23-Apr-1983 First Black Career US Ambassador
J. Ernest Wharton
Politician
4-Oct-1899 19-Jan-1990 Congressman from New York, 1951-65
E. B. White
Author
11-Jul-1899 01-Oct-1985 Charlotte's Web
Guinn Williams
Actor
26-Apr-1899 6-Jun-1962 Santa Fe Trail
Frances E. Willis
Diplomat
20-May-1899 1983 First Female US Ambassador
Frances Yates
Historian
28-Nov-1899 29-Sep-1981 The Art of Memory


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