Famous People Born In 1884

Discover the most famous people born in 1884. The list includes people like Harry S. Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amedeo Modigliani, Isoroku Yamamoto, Rajendra Prasad and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, psychologists and soldiers born in 1884. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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Harry S. Truman
(33rd President of the United States)
Harry S. Truman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States
Died: December 26, 1972

Harry Truman was the US president from 1945 to 1953 and his administration successfully guided the US economy through the post-war challenges. He established the Truman Doctrine to contain Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War. He authorised the first and only use of nuclear weapons during a war when he sanctioned bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

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Eleanor Roosevelt
(Longest-Serving First Lady of The United States)
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 7, 1962

Feminist and civil rights icon Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the longest-serving U.S First Lady. She was a prominent human rights activist, wrote columns, and hosted a radio show. She was named to Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century in 1999.

Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20, 1980
Author and socialite Alice Roosevelt Longworth was the eldest child of American president Theodore Roosevelt, and his only child with his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Though Alice was married to Republican leader Nicholas Longworth III, she had a child through an affair with Senator William Edgar Borah. 
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Isoroku Yamamoto
(Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941)
Isoroku Yamamoto
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
Died: April 18, 1943
Isoroku Yamamoto was a Marshal Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy. During World War II, he served as the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet and oversaw operations such as the Pearl Harbor attack. He died when his fighter plane was shot down by the U.S. Air Forces
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Billie Burke
(Actress)
Billie Burke
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: May 14, 1970
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Amedeo Modigliani
(Italian Painter and Sculptor Known for His Works: ‘Redheaded Girl in Evening Dress’ and ‘Madame Pompadour’)
Amedeo Modigliani
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: January 24, 1920

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor. He is remembered for his surrealist and modern-style depiction of nudes in his portraits. Even though he spent his youth in Italy, he worked mainly in France. He enjoyed little success while he was alive. He died young at the age of 35 and received massive posthumous appreciation for his works.

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Frank Hamer
(Police Officer)
Frank Hamer
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Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wilson County, Texas
Died: July 10, 1955

Frank Hamer was an American Texas Ranger and law enforcement officer. He is credited with leading the 1934 group that tracked down and executed criminals, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Well-known for his investigative skill, marksmanship, and toughness, Frank Hamer was recognized as the archetypal Texas Ranger in the Southwest. His life and work inspired the 2019 film, The Highwaymen.

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Evelyn Nesbit
(Actress)
Evelyn Nesbit
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tarentum, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 14, 1967
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Louis B. Mayer
(Canadian-American Film Producer Who Co-Founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Louis B. Mayer
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Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dymer, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine]
Died: October 29, 1957
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Rajendra Prasad
(1st President of India)
Rajendra Prasad
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Siwan, Bihar, India
Died: February 28, 1963
Rajendra Prasad was India’s first and longest-tenured president, from 1950 to 1962. He was re-elected in 1957, thus becoming the only Indian president to serve two terms. He had previously been a freedom fighter and later also served as the president of the Constituent Assembly, which drafted India’s constitution.
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Oscar Micheaux
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25, 1951
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Hermann Rorschach
(Swiss psychiatrist)
Hermann Rorschach
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Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: April 1, 1922

Remembered for inventing the inkblot test to uncover the hidden traits of a subject’s personality, known as the Rorschach test, Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach was born to an art teacher in Zürich and had thus wished to be an artist initially. His Rorschach test was later criticized for its subjectivity.

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Emil Jannings
(German Actor Who was the First Recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor)
Emil Jannings
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rorschach, Switzerland
Died: January 2, 1950

Emil Jannings was a German actor who became the first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor. He was born in Switzerland but moved to Germany as a young child. He began his career as a theater actor and enjoyed tremendous success. He later ventured into films and became a popular figure in Hollywood in the 1920s.   

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Auguste Piccard
(Chemist)
Auguste Piccard
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Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 28, 1963

Swiss-born Belgian physicist Auguste Piccard is best remembered for his research on the Earth’s upper stratosphere. He designed his own ships to explore the depth of the seas and also built balloons to study cosmic rays. His bathyscaphe remains one of his best-known inventions. He also co-discovered the magnetocaloric effect.

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Hideki Tojo
(27th Prime Minister of Japan)
Hideki Tojo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 23, 1948

Hideki Tojo headed the Imperial Japanese Army and was the Japanese minister of war, apart from being Japan’s prime minister from 1941 to 1944. His tenure witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor. After Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers, Tojo was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death.

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C. W. W. Kannangara
(Sri Lankan Politician Who Played an Important Role in the Sri Lankan Independence Movement)
C. W. W. Kannangara
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: September 23, 1969

C. W. W. Kannangara was a Sri Lankan politician and lawyer. He played an important role in the Sri Lankan independence movement, a peaceful political movement aimed at achieving freedom from the British Empire. As a lawyer, C. W. W. Kannangara defended many political prisoners during the Riots of 1915 and later served as the President of Ceylon National Congress.

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İsmet İnönü
(Turkey's 2nd President and 1st Prime Minister)
İsmet İnönü
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
Died: December 25, 1973

The 2nd president of Turkey, İsmet İnönü had also been a 3-time prime minister of the country. Previously an efficient military commander, who had fought in World War I and the Greco-Turkish War, he later led the Republican People's Party in Turkey’s one-party state. He had also been Turkey's foreign affairs minister.

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Alma Gluck
(Romanian-American Opera Singer Who Was the First Musician to Sell a Million Record Copies)
Alma Gluck
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Listed In: Opera Singers
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ias,i, Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 27, 1938

Initially a stenographer, Romanian-born American opera singer Reba Fiersohn, better known as Alma Gluck, started her music career after her marriage and soon found success with her performances at the Metropolitan Opera. She scripted history by scoring the first million-selling phonograph record and also co-founded the American Woman's Association.

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Sara Teasdale
(Poet, Writer)
Sara Teasdale
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: January 29, 1933
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Arthur Ransome
(Author)
Arthur Ransome
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: June 3, 1967
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Otto Rank
(Psychologist)
Otto Rank
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Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 31, 1939

Otto Rank was an Austrian psychoanalyst and philosopher. A close colleague of Sigmund Freud, Rank was also the managing director of Freud's publishing house. Rank was a prolific writer and wrote extensively on psychoanalytic themes. He was the first person who viewed therapy as a learning and unlearning experience focusing on feelings. Psychologist Rollo May was deeply influenced by Rank. 

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Texas Guinan
(Actress)
Texas Guinan
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Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, U.S.
Died: November 5, 1933
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Isaac C. Kidd
(Military officer)
Isaac C. Kidd
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: December 7, 1941
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Bronislaw Malinowski
(Anthropologist, Sociologist)
Bronislaw Malinowski
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Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1942 AD
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Max Brod
(Israeli Author, Composer and Journalist)
Max Brod
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 20, 1968

Max Brod was a Czech German-speaking Jewish author, composer, and journalist. He studied law at the German Charles-Ferdinand University and proceeded to pursue a career as a journalist and composer. He worked as an editor and literary adviser for the Israeli national theatre for three decades. He was a close friend and biographer of writer Franz Kafka. 

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Harry Langdon
(Comedian)
Harry Langdon
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Listed In: Comedians
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Died: December 22, 1944
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Frank Maxwell Andrews
(Military General)
Frank Maxwell Andrews
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: May 3, 1943
Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Claremont House, Surrey, England
Died: March 6, 1954
Charles Edward, a grandson of Queen Victoria, was the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, part of Germany, since age 13. Named a traitor for fighting in the German Army during World War II, he was stripped of his British wealth and charged with war crimes. He died a poor man.
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Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Aristocrat)
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 13, 1966
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Max Beckmann
(German Expressionist Painter and Printmaker)
Max Beckmann
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Birthdate: 12th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: December 27, 1950

Max Beckmann was a German painter, sculptor, draftsman, printmaker, and writer. Even though scholars classify him as an Expressionist artist, he personally never identified as one. He became involved with the New Objectivity movement in the 1920s. He taught at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts at Washington University in his last years.

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Alexandra Tolstaya
(Novelist)
Alexandra Tolstaya
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
Died: September 26, 1979
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Franz Halder
(Chief of the General Staff of the German Army High Command)
Franz Halder
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: April 2, 1972

Franz Halder, the son of an army officer, became the Chief of General Staff of the German army, replacing General Ludwig Beck. He later became the Commander in Chief but was replaced due to disagreements with Hitler. He later testified against major Nazi officials in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial.

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Walter Duranty
(Journalist)
Walter Duranty
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: October 3, 1957
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Hugo Gernsback
(Inventor)
Hugo Gernsback
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Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Died: August 19, 1967
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Prince Adalbert of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Adalbert of Prussia
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Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: September 22, 1948
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Robert Flaherty
(Filmmaker)
Robert Flaherty
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Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Died: July 23, 1951
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Vincent Auriol
(President of France from 1947 to 1954)
Vincent Auriol
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Listed In: Presidents
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Revel, France
Died: January 1, 1966

Vincent Auriol, former French president, was initially a lawyer and also headed the Association of Journalists in Toulouse. A Socialist Party member, he had also served as more of a conciliatory agent between the left and the right wings, as a minister in Charles de Gaulle’s cabinet.

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Sig Ruman
(Former actor known for his portrayals of pompous and often stereotypically Teutonic officials or villains in more than 100 films)
Sig Ruman
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 14, 1967
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Charles White Whittlesey
(United States Army Medal of Honor recipient who led the "Lost Battalion" in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I)
Charles White Whittlesey
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Wisconsin, United States
Died: November 26, 1921
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Edvard Beneš
(Former President of Czechoslovakia)
Edvard Beneš
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Listed In: Presidents
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kožlany, Czechia
Died: September 3, 1948

Czech president Edvard Beneš had come to power twice and resigned in both instances, first after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and then after the communist coup of 1948. Born to peasants in Bohemia, he had earned a doctorate of law and taught at universities before entering politics.

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Charles Albert Bender
(Baseball Player)
Charles Albert Bender
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States
Died: May 22, 1954
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Princess Helen of Serbia
(Princess)
Princess Helen of Serbia
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Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: October 16, 1962
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Theodor Heuss
(First President of West Germany (1949 -1959))
Theodor Heuss
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brackenheim, Germany
Died: December 12, 1963

Apart from being the first president of West Germany, Theodor Heuss, the Free Democratic Party leader, also framed the new constitution of West Germany after World War II. Previously, he was a political journalist and was targeted by Hitler. Even his books were burned for being against German interests.

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Norman Thomas
(American Presbyterian Minister Who was a Six-Time Presidential Candidate for the 'Socialist Party of America')
Norman Thomas
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Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marion
Died: December 19, 1968
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Hugh Walpole
(British Novelist)
Hugh Walpole
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: June 1, 1941

While he initially taught and read at the Anglican Church, British author Sir Hugh Walpole later focused on writing. He is perhaps best known for his works such as the Jeremy series of autobiographical novels and Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill. He also penned scripts for a few Hollywood movies.

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Corrado Gini
(Statistician)
Corrado Gini
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Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Motta di Livenza, Italy
Died: March 13, 1965
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Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
(American Railroad Executive, a Champion Yachtsman, an Innovator and Champion Player of Contract Bridge)
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakdale, New York, United States
Died: July 4, 1970
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Roger Nash Baldwin
(Sociologist, Trade unionist)
Roger Nash Baldwin
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: August 26, 1981

Roger Nash Baldwin was a pacifist who played a major role in the development of the human rights movement in USA. He was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union and also founded the International League for the Rights of Man. He was a conscientious objector during World War I. He received the Medal of Freedom in 1981.  

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Alexander Bustamante
(Politician)
Alexander Bustamante
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Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover Parish
Died: August 6, 1977

Alexander Bustamante was a Jamaican politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Jamaica from 6 August 1962 to 23 February 1967. He also served as the Chief Minister of Jamaica from 5 May 1953 to 2 February 1955.

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Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV
(Author)
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV
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Listed In: Celebrities
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mysore
Died: August 3, 1940