Famous People Born In 1887

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Discover the most famous people born in 1887. The list includes people like Srinivasa Ramanujan, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Marcel Duchamp, Le Corbusier and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, poets and artists born in 1887. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Jim Thorpe
(Athlete)
Jim Thorpe
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States
Died: March 28, 1953
 2 
Georgia O'Keeffe
(American Modernist Artist Known for Her Flowers and New York Skyscrapers Paintings)
Georgia O'Keeffe
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Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 6, 1986
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Marcus Garvey
(Jamaican Political Activist, Journalist and Founder and First President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association)
Marcus Garvey
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Died: June 10, 1940
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Erwin Schrödinger
(Austrian Physicist Who Made Important Contributions to the Development of Quantum Mechanics)
Erwin Schrödinger
14
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Erdberg, Vienna, Austria
Died: January 4, 1961
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Shoeless Joe Jackson
(American Professional Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Shoeless Joe Jackson
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pickens County, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 5, 1951
 6 
Boris Karloff
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: February 2, 1969
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Srinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)
Srinivasa Ramanujan
89
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 22nd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erode
Died: April 26, 1920
 8 
Conrad Hilton
(American Businessman and Founder of the ‘Hilton Hotels’ Chain)
Conrad Hilton
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Listed In: Hoteliers
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Antonio, New Mexico, United States
Died: January 3, 1979
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Alvin York
(One of the Most Decorated United States Army Soldiers of World War I)
Alvin York
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fentress County, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 2, 1964
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William Frawley
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa
Died: March 3, 1966
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Le Corbusier
(Architect)
Le Corbusier
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: August 27, 1965
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Marcel Duchamp
(Artist Known for His Revolutionary Developments in the 'Plastic Arts' In the Early 20th Century)
Marcel Duchamp
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Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: October 2, 1968
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Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
(British Army Officer Who Served in the First and Second World Wars and the Irish War of Independence)
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kennington, London, United Kingdom
Died: March 24, 1976
 14 
Chiang Kai-shek
(President of the Republic of China)
Chiang Kai-shek
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Xikou
Died: April 5, 1975
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Roscoe Arbuckle
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Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smith Center, Kansas, United States
Died: June 29, 1933
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Marc Chagall
(Jewish-French Artist Who was a Pioneer of Modernism)
Marc Chagall
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28, 1985
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L. S. Lowry
(Artist)
L. S. Lowry
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 23, 1976
 18 
Chico Marx
(American comedian)
Chico Marx
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Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: October 11, 1961
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Marjorie Merriweather Post
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 15th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: September 12, 1973
 20 
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
(Military Leader)
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: July 12, 1944
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Charles I of Austria
(Emperor of Austria from 1916 to 1918)
Charles I of Austria
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Persenbeug-Gottsdorf, Austria
Died: April 1, 1922
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Violet Jessop
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Listed In: Nurses
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: May 5, 1971
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Henry Moseley
(Physicist)
Henry Moseley
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
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Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Died: April 15, 1969
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Felix Yusupov
(Prince of Russia)
Felix Yusupov
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 27, 1967
 26 
Arthur Rubinstein
(One of the Greatest Pianists and Chopin Interpreters of His Time)
Arthur Rubinstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: December 20, 1982
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Rupert Brooke
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rugby
Died: April 23, 1915
 28 
Walter Johnson
(Baseball player)
Walter Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Humboldt, Kansas, United States
Died: December 10, 1946
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John Reed
(Journalist, Poet)
John Reed
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Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: October 17, 1920
 30 
Barnes Wallis
(English Scientist and Engineer Known for Inventing the ‘Bouncing Bomb’ and ‘Earthquake Bomb’)
Barnes Wallis
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ripley, Derbyshire, England
Died: October 30, 1979
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Alf Landon
(Governor of Kansas)
Alf Landon
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Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: October 12, 1987
 32 
Juan Gris
(Spanish Cubist Painter)
Juan Gris
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Listed In: Cubist Painters
Birthdate: 23rd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: May 11, 1927
 33 
Nadia Boulanger
(One of the Most Influential Teachers of Musical Composition of the 20th Century)
Nadia Boulanger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 22, 1979
 34 
Aldo Leopold
(American Author & Environmentalist Who is Best Known for His Book 'A Sand County Almanac')
Aldo Leopold
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: April 21, 1948
 35 
Floyd Collins
(Explorer)
Floyd Collins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kentucky
Died: February 13, 1925
 36 
Heitor Villa-Lobos
(One of the Foremost Latin American Composers of the 20th Century)
Heitor Villa-Lobos
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 17, 1959
 37 
Grover Cleveland Alexander
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elba, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 4, 1950
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James Finlayson
(actor, comedian, stage actor)
James Finlayson
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Falkirk
Died: October 9, 1953
 39 
Frederick Fleet
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Listed In: Sailors
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: January 10, 1965
Pio of Pietrelcina
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pietrelcina
Died: September 23, 1968
Joseph Philippe Lemercier Laroche
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Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
Died: April 15, 1912
 42 
Roland Hayes
(African-American concert artist)
Roland Hayes
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Curryville, Georgia, United States
Died: January 1, 1977
 43 
Ruth Benedict
(Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer)
Ruth Benedict
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Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 17, 1948
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Joe Masseria
(Italian-American Mafia Boss of ‘Genovese Crime Family’)
Joe Masseria
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Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Menfi, Italy
Died: April 15, 1931
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Hermine Reuss of Greiz
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Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greiz, Principality of Reuss-Greiz, German Empire
Died: August 7, 1947
 46 
Govind Ballabh Pant
(Freedom Fighter)
Govind Ballabh Pant
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Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Almora,India
Died: March 7, 1961
 47 
Alexander Vandegrift
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 8, 1973
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Courtney Hicks Hodges
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, United States
Died: January 16, 1966
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Marc Mitscher
(Admiral of the navy)
Marc Mitscher
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hillsboro, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 3, 1947
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Jamini Roy
(Indian painter)
Jamini Roy
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bankura, West Bengal, India
Died: April 24, 1972