Famous People Born In 1889

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Discover the most famous people born in 1889. The list includes people like Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, directors and poets born in 1889. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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Adolf Hitler
(Nazi Dictator and Chancellor of Germany (1933-1945))
Adolf Hitler
902
Birthdate: 20th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: April 30, 1945
 2 
Charlie Chaplin
(The Greatest Comic Artist Ever & One of the Most Important Figures in Motion-Picture History)
Charlie Chaplin
68
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walworth, London, England
Died: December 25, 1977
 3 
Otto Frank
(German Businessman and Father of ‘Anne Frank', the Author of 'The Diary of a Young Girl’)
Otto Frank
7
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 12th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Province of Hesse-Nassau
Died: August 19, 1980
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Jawaharlal Nehru
(First PM of India & Freedom Fighter)
Jawaharlal Nehru
80
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allahabad
Died: May 27, 1964
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Ludwig Wittgenstein
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
17
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 29, 1951
 6 
Edwin Powell Hubble
(American Astronomer Who is Regarded as the Leading Observational Cosmologist of the 20th Century)
Edwin Powell Hubble
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 20th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshfield, Missouri, United States
Died: September 28, 1953
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Martin Heidegger
(One of the Most Important and Influential Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Martin Heidegger
3
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Messkirch, Germany
Died: May 26, 1976
 8 
Claude Rains
(One of the Greatest Character Stars on the Big Screen)
Claude Rains
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clapham, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 30, 1967
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Jean Cocteau
(French Author and Artist Who Was One of the Foremost Creatives of the 'Surrealist', 'Avant-Garde', and 'Dadaist' Movements.)
Jean Cocteau
3
Birthdate: 5th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France
Died: October 11, 1963
 10 
António de Oliveira Salazar
(Former Acting President of Portugal)
António de Oliveira Salazar
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vimieiro (Santa Comba Dão), Portugal
Died: July 27, 1970
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A. Philip Randolph
(Leader of the African-American civil-rights movement,)
A. Philip Randolph
4
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Crescent City
Died: May 16, 1979
 12 
Igor Sikorsky
(Aviator)
Igor Sikorsky
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: October 26, 1972
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Vaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer, Choreographer and One of the Greatest Male Dancers of All Time)
Vaslav Nijinsky
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: April 8, 1950
 14 
Clifton Webb
(Film actor, Singer)
Clifton Webb
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: October 13, 1966
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Victor Fleming
(Film Director)
Victor Fleming
2
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States
Died: January 6, 1949
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Francis Pegahmagabow
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Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parry Sound, Ontario
Died: August 5, 1952
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Claude McKay
(Writer)
Claude McKay
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
Died: May 22, 1948
 18 
Gabriela Mistral
(Chilean poet)
Gabriela Mistral
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vicuña, Chile
Died: January 10, 1957
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Louise Mountbatten
3
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 13th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schloss Heiligenberg, Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
Died: March 7, 1965
 20 
Walter Lippmann
(First to introduce the concept of Cold War)
Walter Lippmann
0
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 14, 1974
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Erle Stanley Gardner
(writer, lawyer, novelist, poet lawyer)
Erle Stanley Gardner
0
Listed In: Lawyers
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malden
Died: March 11, 1970
 22 
Robert A. Taft
(Politician)
Robert A. Taft
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: July 31, 1953
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Manuel II of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 1908 to 1910)
Manuel II of Portugal
3
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: July 2, 1932
 24 
Thomas Hart Benton
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Missouri
Died: January 19, 1975
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Arnold J. Toynbee
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 14th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 22, 1975
 26 
Anna Akhmatova
(One of the Most Significant Russian Poets of 20th Century)
Anna Akhmatova
4
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 23rd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
Died: March 5, 1966
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George S. Kaufman
(Theatre director, Screenwriter, Journalist, Playwright, Bridge player, Writer)
George S. Kaufman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: June 2, 1961
 28 
Jaishankar Prasad
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Varanasi
Died: January 14, 1937
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Thomas Midgley, Jr.
(Mechanical and chemical engineer)
Thomas Midgley, Jr.
2
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 2, 1944
 30 
H. L. Hunt
(Businessman)
H. L. Hunt
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Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: November 29, 1974
 31 
Abdelhamid Ben Badis
0
Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: April 16, 1940
 32 
Robert Benchley
(Humorist)
Robert Benchley
0
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 21, 1945
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Lord Leopold Mountbatten
(Military Leader)
Lord Leopold Mountbatten
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
Died: April 23, 1922
 34 
Dorothy Gibson
(Former Film Actress best remembered as a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic and for starring in the first motion picture based on the disaster)
Dorothy Gibson
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Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 17, 1946
 35 
Pitirim Sorokin
(Sociologist and Political Activist)
Pitirim Sorokin
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: nyazhpogostsky District, Russia
Died: February 10, 1968
 36 
Taha Hussein
(One of the Most Influential 20th-century Egyptian Writers and Intellectuals, and a Figurehead for the Egyptian Renaissance)
Taha Hussein
1
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maghaghah, Egypt
Died: October 28, 1973
 37 
Efrem Zimbalist
(Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist, University teacher)
Efrem Zimbalist
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don
Died: February 22, 1985
 38 
Jamnalal Bajaj
(Businessperson)
Jamnalal Bajaj
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sikar, India
Died: February 11, 1942
 39 
R. G. Collingwood
(Philosopher)
R. G. Collingwood
0
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cartmel Fell, England
Died: January 9, 1943
 40 
Pearl White
(Actress)
Pearl White
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Green Ridge
Died: August 4, 1938
 41 
Fritz Pfeffer
(Physician)
Fritz Pfeffer
1
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gießen
Died: December 20, 1944
 42 
Sessue Hayakawa
(Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director)
Sessue Hayakawa
1
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chiba
Died: November 23, 1973
 43 
Abel Gance
(Former film director, writer best known for three major silent films: J'accuse, La Roue, and Napoléon)
Abel Gance
0
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 10, 1981
 44 
Conrad Aiken
(Writer)
Conrad Aiken
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: August 17, 1973
 45 
Oei Hui-lan
(Socialite)
Oei Hui-lan
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Semarang, Central Java, Dutch East Indies
Died: 1992 AD
 46 
Walton Walker
(Army General)
Walton Walker
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belton, Texas, United States
Died: December 23, 1950
 47 
James Whale
(Director, Actor)
James Whale
1
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Worcestershire, England
Died: May 29, 1957
 48 
Smoky Joe Wood
(Baseball player)
Smoky Joe Wood
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: July 27, 1985
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Idris of Libya
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Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Al Jaghbub, Libya
Died: May 25, 1983
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Sophie Taeuber-Arp
(Swiss Artist, Textile Designer, and Sculptor Whose Multimedia Works Bridged the Gap Between Fine and Applied Arts)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
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Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Davos, Switzerland
Died: January 13, 1943