Famous People Born In 1892

Discover the most famous people born in 1892. The list includes people like J. R. R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Haile Selassie, Josip Broz Tito, Mary Pickford and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, political leaders, poets and physicists born in 1892. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings')
J. R. R. Tolkien
73
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973

Considered one of the greatest authors, JRR Tolkien is popularly called the father of the modern fantasy literature. He is best known for his high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which is set in a conceived world called the Middle-Earth. Many years after his death, Tolkien continues to be one of the best-selling writers.

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Haile Selassie
(Former Emperor of Ethiopia (1930 - 1936, 1941 - 1974))
Haile Selassie
27
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia
Died: August 27, 1975

Haile Selassie, served his country, Ethiopia, as its regent from 1916 to 1930 and as its emperor from 1930 to 1974. He introduced the first Ethiopian constitution, abolished slavery, chaired the Organisation of African Unity, and helped Ethiopia enter the UN. He inspired the Rastafari movement, too.

 3 
Oliver Hardy
(Actor)
Oliver Hardy
17
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Harlem, Georgia, United States
Died: August 7, 1957
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Bessie Coleman
(American Civil Aviator and the First African-American Woman to Hold a Pilot License)
Bessie Coleman
32
Listed In: Aviators
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States
Died: April 30, 1926

Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator and the first African-American woman to hold a pilot license. Nicknamed Queen Bess, Coleman became a high-profile pilot in the air shows organized in the United States. Bessie Coleman died at the age of 34 in a plane crash. Her efforts to promote aviation inspired the Native American communities.

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Manfred von Richthofen
(One of the Most Widely Known German Fighter Pilots of All Time)
Manfred von Richthofen
24
Listed In: Pilots
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: April 21, 1918
Manfred von Richthofen, also known as Baron von Richthofen and the "Red Baron,” was a German Air Force fighter pilot who won more than 80 World War I battles. He was part of the fighter wing unit Jagdgeschwader 1, which was also known as "The Flying Circus" or "Richthofen's Circus.”
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Josip Broz Tito
(Yugoslav Communist Revolutionary and the chief Architect of the 'Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia')
Josip Broz Tito
37
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kumrovec, Croatia
Died: May 4, 1980
Josip Broz Tito served as the prime minister of Yugoslavia from 1944 to 1963 and as its president from 1953 to 1980. He was also the Marshal of Yugoslavia. During World War II, he led the Partisans. He was also one of the main figures behind the Non-Aligned Movement.
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J. Paul Getty
(British Petroleum Industrialist and Founder of the ‘Getty Oil Company’)
J. Paul Getty
20
Listed In: Oil Barons
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 6, 1976

As the patriarch of the Getty family, J. Paul Getty was an influential petrol-industrialist who founded the Getty Oil Company. In 1966, Paul made it to the Guinness Book of Records as the world's richest private citizen. An avid collector of antiquities and art, his collection is preserved at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California.

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Mary Pickford
(One of the Most Popular Actresses of the 1910s and 1920s)
Mary Pickford
13
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: May 29, 1979

Academy Award-winning Canadian-American actor Gladys Marie Smith, better known by her pseudonym, Mary Pickford, was also one of the co-founders of Pickford–Fairbanks Studios and United Artists. She and 35 others co-founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was also known as "America's Sweetheart" of silent films.

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Basil Rathbone
(British Actor Who Portrayed Sherlock Holmes in 14 Hollywood Films)
Basil Rathbone
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: July 21, 1967

Basil Rathbone was an English actor best remembered for playing private detective Sherlock Holmes in 14 movies made between 1939 and 1946. Renowned for playing morally ambiguous characters, Rathbone won the prestigious Tony Award for his portrayal of Dr. Austin Sloper in The Heiress. Basil Rathbone has been honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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William Horatio Powell
(American Actor Known for His Role of 'Nick Charles' in Six 'Thin Man' Film Series)
William Horatio Powell
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 5, 1984

William Horatio Powell was an American actor who established himself as a prominent star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He is best remembered for appearing alongside Myrna Loy in The Thin Man film series. William Horatio Powell received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor for his performances in The Thin Man, My Man Godfrey, and Life with Father.

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Pearl Buck
(Winner of the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Pearl Buck
20
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hillsboro
Died: March 6, 1973

Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Pearl Buck was raised in China by her missionary parents. She grew up to teach English literature in Chinese universities and later penned books such as East Wind, West Wind and The Good Earth, which were based on her experiences in China.

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Jack L Warner
(Canadian-American Film Executive and Founder of ‘Warner Brothers. Studios’)
Jack L Warner
3
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: September 9, 1978

One of 12 children of Polish immigrants, Jack L Warner, along with three of his brothers, formed the iconic production house Warner Bros. Apart from producing the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, and iconic films such as Casablanca, they also launched the careers of the who’s who of Hollywood.

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Gregor Strasser
(Politician, Pharmacist)
Gregor Strasser
1
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geisenfeld
Died: July 1, 1934
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Engelbert Dollfuss
(Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer)
Engelbert Dollfuss
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Texingtal
Died: July 25, 1934

Engelbert Dollfuss was an Austrian politician best remembered for his service as Chancellor of Austria from 1932 to 1934. In 1933, Dollfuss assumed dictatorial powers after dissolving the parliament. He then went on to ban the Austrian Nazi Party and strengthened his own political organization, The Fatherland Front. Engelbert Dollfuss was assassinated by Nazi agents in 1934.

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Margaret Rutherford
(Best Known for Her Role as the ‘Duchess of Brighton’ in the Film ‘The V.I.P.s’)
Margaret Rutherford
14
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Balham, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 22, 1972

Margaret Rutherford was an English actress best known for playing the Duchess of Brighton in the 1963 drama film, The V.I.P.s, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. In 1961, she was made an Officer of the OBE. In 1967, she was elevated to become a DBE.

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Corrie ten Boom
(Holocaust Survivor Best Known for Her Book 'The Hiding Place')
Corrie ten Boom
5
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: April 15, 1983

Born to jeweler and watchmaker Casper ten Boom, Corrie ten Boom followed in her father’s footsteps and became the first female licensed watchmaker in the Netherlands. She and her family hid scores of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. Corrie later penned The Hiding Place, based on her experiences.

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Louis de Broglie
(Physicist)
Louis de Broglie
5
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dieppe
Died: March 19, 1987

Louis de Broglie was a French aristocrat and physicist who made important contributions to quantum theory. His de Broglie hypothesis, which suggests that all matter has wave properties, is one of the most important features in the theory of quantum mechanics. In 1929, de Broglie was honored with the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work.

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Hal Roach
(Film producer, Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)
Hal Roach
5
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 2, 1992
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Gummo Marx
(Actor, Comedian, Inventor)
Gummo Marx
3
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 21, 1977
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Eddie Cantor
(comedian)
Eddie Cantor
2
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: October 10, 1964
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Edna St. Vincent Millay
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rockland, Maine, United States
Died: October 19, 1950
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William Demarest
(Known for Playing 'Uncle Charley' in 'My Three Sons')
William Demarest
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 27, 1983

Starting his career with vaudeville and then moving on to Broadway, William Demarest later soared to fame with his role of retired sea captain Uncle Charley in the sitcom My Three Sons. His role in the biopic The Jolson Story got him nominated for an Academy Award.

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Charles Atlas
(American Bodybuilder Best Remembered as the Developer of a Bodybuilding Method and Its Associated Exercise Program)
Charles Atlas
4
Listed In: Bodybuilders
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Acri, Cosenza, Italy
Died: December 24, 1972

Italian-American bodybuilder Charles Atlas was known for co-creating a popular mail-order bodybuilding course. Beaten up and bullied as a skinny kid, he later used the Dynamic-Tension method to build his muscles. He then participated in vaudeville and later won titles such as the World’s Most Handsome Man.

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Manuel Roxas
(Former President of the Philippines)
Manuel Roxas
10
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roxas City, Philippines
Died: April 15, 1948

Manuel Roxas was a Filipino politician who served as the president of the Philippines from 1946 to 1948. He also served as the first president of the Third Philippine Republic after the USA relinquished its supremacy over the Philippines. Regarded as an important politician in the history of the Philippines, Roxas is depicted on the 100 Peso banknote. 

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Walter Hagen
(American Professional Golfer and One of the Greatest Golfers Ever)
Walter Hagen
3
Listed In: Golfers
Birthdate: 21st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: October 6, 1969

A major figure in the early-20th century international golf, American golfer Walter Hagen is often hailed as the father of professional golf for his contributions towards raising the stature of the game. The first golfer to earn one million dollars, he registered 58 wins including eleven major championships and made golf popular in the USA, with his flair and style.

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Amānullāh Khān
(King of Afghanistan from 1926 to 1929)
Amānullāh Khān
19
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paghman, Afghanistan
Died: April 25, 1960
Amānullāh Khān reigned as the Emir of Afghanistan from 28 February 1919 to 9 June 1926. He then went on to rule as the King of Afghanistan from 9 June 1926 to 14 January 1929. Amanullah Khan's reign was marked by dramatic social and political change. His attempts to modernize Afghanistan failed due to a revolt by Habibullah Kalakani.
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Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
(Former Duchess Consort of Brunswick (1913 - 1918))
Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: December 11, 1980

The only daughter of German emperor Wilhelm II, Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia became II Guard Hussar Regiment’s colonel-in-chief. She later became the Duchess consort of Brunswick by her marriage to Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. Her memoirs were collated and published as The Kaiser’s Daughter.

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Martin Niemöller
(German Theologian and Pastor Known for His Most Famous Poem 'First They Came...')
Martin Niemöller
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lippstadt, Germany
Died: March 6, 1984
Best remembered for the quote “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out...,” Martin Niemöller was a German pastor who tried to counter discrimination against Christian converts with Jewish heritage. His Confessing Church was perhaps his apology for initially being a Nazi sympathizer.
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George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
(Military Leader)
George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Died: April 8, 1938
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Walter Benjamin
(German Jewish Philosopher, Cultural Critic and Essayist)
Walter Benjamin
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 26, 1940

Walter Benjamin was a German Jewish essayist, philosopher, and cultural critic. An eclectic thinker, Benjamin made significant contributions to literary criticism, aesthetic theory, and historical materialism. Although Benjamin's work did not earn much recognition during his lifetime, it continues to be revered by academics several years after his death.

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Zara Cully
(Actress)
Zara Cully
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28, 1978
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James Forrestal
(1st United States Secretary of Defense (1947 - 1949))
James Forrestal
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beacon
Died: May 22, 1949

James Forrestal was an American financier who served as the first US Secretary of Defense from 1947 to 1949. He is also remembered for his service as the US Secretary of the Navy from 1944 to 1947. James Forrestal was honored with the Medal of Merit and the Distinguished Service Medal by President Harry S. Truman.

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Alexander Alekhine
(Russian-French Former Chess Champion)
Alexander Alekhine
3
Listed In: Chess Players
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 24, 1946

Alexander Alekhine was a French and Russian chess player renowned for his imaginative and fierce attacking style. He also possessed great positional and endgame skill, which he used effectively to reign as the World Chess Champion from 1927 to 1935 and then from 1937 to 1946. Also a theoretician, Alexander Alekhine innovated several opening variations, including the Alekhine's Defence.

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Mabel Normand
(Actress)
Mabel Normand
4
Birthdate: 9th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Brighton, Staten Island,
Died: February 23, 1930
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Ernst Lubitsch
(Film director)
Ernst Lubitsch
2
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 30, 1947
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Alan Hale
(Actor)
Alan Hale
4
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 22, 1950
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Arthur Seyss-Inquart
(Austrian Nazi Politician and Chancellor of Austria for 2-Days in March 1938 Before its Annexation)
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
3
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stonařov, Czechia
Died: October 16, 1946

Arthur Seyss-Inquart was an Austrian politician who was part of the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. A Nazi propagandist, Seyss-Inquart was convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to death. He was executed on 16 October 1946 in Nuremberg Prison.

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa
(Japanese Short-Story Writer Active During the Taishō Period)
Ryunosuke Akutagawa
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyōbashi-ku,Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 24, 1927

Ryunosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer best remembered for writing more than 150 short stories including In a Grove which inspired the 1950 film Rashōmon. Considered the father of the Japanese short story, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's brief career helped inspire his friend Kan Kikuchi to create Akutagawa Prize, a literary award for new writers, which is named in his honor.

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Djuna Barnes
(Artist)
Djuna Barnes
1
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Storm King Mountain, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 1982
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Mississippi John Hurt
(Singer)
Mississippi John Hurt
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teoc, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 2, 1966
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Francisco Franco
(Former Caudillo of Spain)
Francisco Franco
71
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ferrol, Spain
Died: November 20, 1975

Francisco Franco overthrew the Second Spanish Republic by leading the Nationalist forces as their general during the Spanish Civil War. Subsequently, Franco ruled over Spain as a dictator from 1939 to 1975. He had such an impact as a dictator that the period between the Nationalist victory and Franco's death is known as Francoist Spain in the history of Spain.

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Zita of Bourbon-Parma
Zita of Bourbon-Parma
3
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tuscany, Italy
Died: March 14, 1989
 43 
Erté
(Russian-born French Artist and Designer)
Erté
2
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 21, 1990

Russian-French designer and artist Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erté, not just designed clothes but also created sets, costumes, and posters for opera and ballet performances. He had worked for Harper’s Bazaar and the Folies-Bergère, and had also penned quite a few books on design and illustration.

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Ruth Chatterton
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 24, 1961
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Agnes von Kurowsky
(American Nurse and Ernest Hemingway's Lover)
Agnes von Kurowsky
1
Listed In: Nurses
Birthdate: 5th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 25, 1984

Agnes von Kurowsky was an American nurse who served during the First World War in an American National Red Cross hospital in Milan. She is credited with inspiring Ernest Hemingway's character Catherine Barkley in his 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms. Agnes von Kurowsky and Ernest Hemingway's love story was portrayed in the 1996 movie In Love and War.

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Ivo Andric
(Novelist, Poet & Short Story Writer Who Won the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Ivo Andric
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dolac, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: March 13, 1975

Ivo Andric was a Yugoslav short story writer, poet, and novelist. Andric won the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature after the Nobel Committee chose him over writers like Robert Frost, E. M. Forster, John Steinbeck, and J. R. R. Tolkien. After receiving the award, Andric's works were translated into several languages as they found an international audience.

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Arthur Compton
(Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics)
Arthur Compton
1
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio, USA
Died: March 15, 1962

American physicist Arthur Compton is best-known for introducing Compton wavelength, discovering Compton scattering, first identifying the Compton–Getting effect in the intensity of cosmic rays along with Ivan A. Getting, and for the Compton generator. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for discovering Compton effect. He also remained a prominent figure during the Manhattan Project.

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Andy Clyde
(American Actor)
Andy Clyde
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: May 18, 1967
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Darius Milhaud
(French Composer, Conductor and a Member of the Group 'Les Six')
Darius Milhaud
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: June 22, 1974

Darius Milhaud was a French composer, teacher, and conductor. One of the 20th century's most prolific composers, Milhaud was part of a famous group known as The Group of Six. He also contributed greatly to the French film industry, composing music for films like Madame Bovary and The Beloved Vagabond. Milhaud is often counted among the most important modernist composers. 

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Bruno Schulz
(Writer and One of the Great Polish-Language Prose Stylists of the 20th Century)
Bruno Schulz
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
Died: November 19, 1942

One of the best Polish authors of the 20th century, Bruno Schulz is remembered for his iconic works such as The Cinnamon Shops, a collection of short stories that had a Kafkaesque style. He was shot dead by a Nazi officer while returning home with a loaf of bread.