Famous People Born In 1888

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Discover the most famous people born in 1888. The list includes people like Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Jim Thorpe, John Logie Baird, Raymond Chandler, Harpo Marx and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, physicists and diplomats born in 1888. This list includes people from United States, Germany, India & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
T. S. Eliot
(Best Known as a Leader of the Modernist Movement in Poetry)
T. S. Eliot
71
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 4, 1965
 2 
T. E. Lawrence
(Archaeologist & Army Officer Known for His Legendary War Activities in the Middle East During World War I)
T. E. Lawrence
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tremadog, Carnarvonshire, Wales
Died: May 19, 1935
 3 
Harpo Marx
(Comedian and Actor Well-Known for His Clown and Pantomime Traditions With a Curly Reddish Blond Hairstyle)
Harpo Marx
4
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28, 1964
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Dale Carnegie
(Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public Speaker)
Dale Carnegie
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri, United States
Died: November 1, 1955
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Irving Berlin
(Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Film score composer)
Irving Berlin
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tyumen
Died: September 22, 1989
 6 
John Logie Baird
5
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: June 14, 1946
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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(2nd President of India (1962 – 1967), 1st Vice President of India (1952 - 1962))
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
82
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: April 17, 1975
 8 
C.V. Raman
(Physicist)
C.V. Raman
86
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province
Died: November 21, 1970
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Eugene O'Neill
(American Playwright and Winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Eugene O'Neill
2
Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 27, 1953
 10 
Raymond Chandler
(Novelist and Screenwriter)
Raymond Chandler
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 26, 1959
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Lead Belly
(Folk and blues singer)
Lead Belly
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mooringsport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 6, 1949
 12 
Richard E. Byrd
(American Naval Officer and Explorer Known for His Expedition of the Antarctic Plateau)
Richard E. Byrd
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Died: March 11, 1957
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Maurice Chevalier
(French Singer Best Known for His Signature Songs: "Livin' In The Sunlight", "Valentine", "Louise" and "Mimi")
Maurice Chevalier
2
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 1, 1972
 14 
Katherine Mansfield
(One of the Most Highly Regarded Short Story Writers of the 20th Century)
Katherine Mansfield
5
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington
Died: January 9, 1923
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Fernando Pessoa
(Portuguese Modernist Poet and Author of 'Mensagem' and 'The Book of Disquiet')
Fernando Pessoa
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 30, 1935
 16 
Knute Rockne
(Football player)
Knute Rockne
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Voss Municipality, Norway
Died: March 31, 1931
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Nestor Makhno
(Ukrainian Anarchist Revolutionary and the Commander of the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine)
Nestor Makhno
13
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hulyaipole, Ukraine
Died: July 25, 1934
 18 
Robert Moses
(49th Secretary of State of New York (1927 - 1929))
Robert Moses
3
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 29, 1981
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Giorgio de Chirico
(Italian Painter and Founder of the ‘Scuola Metafisica’ Art Movement)
Giorgio de Chirico
1
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Volos, Greece
Died: November 20, 1978
 20 
Dame Gladys Cooper
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hither Green, London, United Kingdom
Died: November 17, 1971
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Roland Garros
(aviator, rugby union player)
Roland Garros
0
Listed In: Pilots
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Denis
Died: October 5, 1918
 22 
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(Indian Independence Activist and 1st Indian Minister of Education)
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
5
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: February 22, 1958
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Max Steiner
(Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film score composer)
Max Steiner
1
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: December 28, 1971
 24 
Tris Speaker
(Baseball Player)
Tris Speaker
0
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hubbard, Texas, United States
Died: December 8, 1958
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F. W. Murnau
(Film director)
F. W. Murnau
3
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bielefeld, Germany
Died: March 11, 1931
 26 
Grace Gifford
1
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 13, 1955
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Grey Owl
(Writer, Novelist)
Grey Owl
1
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hastings
Died: April 13, 1938
 28 
Barry Fitzgerald
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 14, 1961
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Selman Waksman
(Biochemist and Microbiologist Who Discovered ‘Streptomycin’ and Several Other Antibiotics)
Selman Waksman
2
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nova Pryluka, Ukraine
Died: August 16, 1973
 30 
Jean Monnet
(French Politician and One of the Founding Fathers of the 'European Union')
Jean Monnet
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cognac, France
Died: March 16, 1979
Alexander I of Yugoslavia
5
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: October 9, 1934
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José Raúl Capablanca
3
Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: March 8, 1942
 33 
Inge Lehmann
(Seismologist & Geophysicist Known for Her Discovery that Earth’s Outer Core is Molten & its Inner Core Solid)
Inge Lehmann
4
Listed In: Geologists
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 21, 1993
 34 
Vladimir K. Zworykin
(Inventor of 'Television Transmitting and Receiving System Employing Cathode Ray Tubes')
Vladimir K. Zworykin
0
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Murom, Russia
Died: July 29, 1982
 35 
Aurora Quezon
(Former First Lady of the Philippines)
Aurora Quezon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baler
Died: April 28, 1949
 36 
Friedrich Olbricht
(Military personnel, Officer)
Friedrich Olbricht
1
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leisnig
Died: July 21, 1944
 37 
Georgios Papandreou
(Politician, Economist, Diplomat, Lawyer)
Georgios Papandreou
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kalentzi
Died: November 1, 1968
 38 
Harilal Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi’s Son)
Harilal Gandhi
16
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: June 18, 1948
 39 
Carin Göring
(Swedish first wife of Hermann Göring)
Carin Göring
2
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 17, 1931
 40 
Georges Vanier
(Diplomat, Military personnel)
Georges Vanier
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: March 5, 1967
 41 
Fred Merkle
(Baseball manager)
Fred Merkle
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 20th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 2, 1956
 42 
Eduardo Ciannelli
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ischia, Italy
Died: October 8, 1969
 43 
Thomas Sopwith
(Aircraft designer)
Thomas Sopwith
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kensington, England
Died: January 27, 1989
 44 
Hans Richter
(Artist and Filmmaker Known for His Role in the 'Dada Movement')
Hans Richter
1
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, German
Died: February 1, 1976
 45 
Horace Pippin
(Painter)
Horace Pippin
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 6, 1946
 46 
Johannes Itten
(Swiss Expressionist Painter & Designer Known for His Work 'Farbkreis')
Johannes Itten
0
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Südern-Linden, Switzerland
Died: March 25, 1967
R. G. LeTourneau
0
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Richford
Died: June 1, 1969
 48 
Thomas C. Kinkaid
1
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: November 17, 1972
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Antoinette Perry
0
Birthdate: 27th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado,United States
Died: June 28, 1946
Prince Axel of Denmark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 14, 1964