Famous People Born In 1895

Discover the most famous people born in 1895. The list includes people like Babe Ruth, J. Edgar Hoover, Buster Keaton, Juan Perón, Jiddu Krishnamurti and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, philosophers and journalists born in 1895. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Russia and many more countries.
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Babe Ruth
(One of the Greatest Baseball Players of All Time)
Babe Ruth
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: August 16, 1948
One of the greatest players in the history of baseball, Babe Ruth played 22 seasons between 1914 and 1935 and set monumental records—including 714 home runs—that took decades to be finally broken. Amongst the most celebrated athletes of the world, he became one of the first five players to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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George VI
(King of the United Kingdom (1936-52))
George VI
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: February 6, 1952
The last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, King George VI was the King of the United Kingdom for fifteen years. He served in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force before reluctantly inheriting the throne and becoming a symbol of courage during WWII. His determination also helped him in his struggle with stammering.
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Buster Keaton
(Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Known for His Deadpan Expressions, Which Earned Him the Nickname ‘The Great Stone Face’)
Buster Keaton
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Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piqua, Kansas, United States
Died: February 1, 1966

Buster Keaton was an American comedian, filmmaker, actor, and stunt performer. Regarded as one of the greatest actor-directors of all time, Keaton was renowned for his physical comedy. Counted among the greatest stars of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute, Buster Keaton's films remain highly regarded. His 1926 film The General was admired by actors like Orson Welles.

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Jack Dempsey
(One of the Most Popular Boxers in American History)
Jack Dempsey
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States
Died: May 31, 1983

Acknowledged by his rivals as a remarkable hitter, Jack Dempsey was an American heavyweight boxing champion who was known for his powerful punches. The record attendance at his bouts was an indication of his popularity. He was considered as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Born poor and nicknamed Kid Blackie, Jack Dempsey went on to become one of the richest athletes during his time.

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Rudolph Valentino
(Italian Actor)
Rudolph Valentino
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Castellaneta, Italy
Died: August 23, 1926

Rudolph Valentino was an Italian actor who appeared in many silent films, including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and The Sheik.  He began his career as part of an operetta company and later joined movies. He was known in Hollywood as the Latin Lover and was considered a major male sex symbol in the 1920s. 

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Shemp Howard
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team ‘The Three Stooges’)
Shemp Howard
9
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 22, 1955
Samuel Horwitz, better known as Shemp Howard, gained fame as part of the comedy act Ted Healy and his Stooges, which later turned into the iconic slapstick comedy group The Three Stooges, featured in scores of movies. Samuel had marked phobias regarding many things, such as airplanes and dogs.
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Buckminster Fuller
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 1, 1983

Buckminster Fuller was an American systems theorist, architect, designer, inventor, author, and futurist. He is credited with popularizing the geodesic dome, which resembles carbon molecules known as fullerenes. Fullerenes were named after Fuller for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. Fuller's work has influenced several personalities from different walks of life. His work has also inspired a couple of documentary films.

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Gracie Allen
(Comedian)
Gracie Allen
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Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: August 27, 1964
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Bert Lahr
(Actor)
Bert Lahr
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Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: December 4, 1967
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Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
(Eldest Child of Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia)
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
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Listed In: Nurses
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918
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Oscar Hammerstein II
4
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 23, 1960
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George Halas
(American football player)
George Halas
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: October 31, 1983
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Cristóbal Balenciaga
(Fashion Designer)
Cristóbal Balenciaga
7
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Getaria, Spain
Died: March 24, 1972

Remembered as The King of Fashion, Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga had begun sewing at 10, helping his mother earn a living after his father’s death. A visit to Paris at 15 turned his luck around. A closeted gay, Balenciaga later revolutionized fashion with his signature flowy gowns and dresses.

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Robert Graves
(Poet & Novelist)
Robert Graves
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon, England
Died: December 7, 1985
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Fulton J. Sheen
(Archbishop)
Fulton J. Sheen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Paso, Illinois
Died: December 9, 1979

Catholic bishop Fulton J. Sheen was also a prominent radio and TV personality. Known for his stint on the NBC radio show The Catholic Hour, he also hosted the popular TV programs Life Is Worth Living and The Bishop Fulton Sheen Show. He also wrote extensively on communism, love, and peace.

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Carl Orff
(German Composer Known for His Cantata 'Carmina Burana')
Carl Orff
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: March 29, 1982

German composer Carl Orff is remembered for his work in operas and his innovative music education system, which relied on group exercises and playing percussion instruments. A man who had started training in music at 5, Orff later co-founded the Günther School to impart lessons in dance, music, and gymnastics.

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Paul Muni
(American Stage and Film Actor)
Paul Muni
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lviv
Died: August 25, 1967

Paul Muni was an Austro-Hungarian American actor best remembered for his portrayal of Louis Pasteur in the 1936 biographical film The Story of Louis Pasteur, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Muni is also remembered for his performance in the play Inherit the Wind, which earned him the prestigious Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

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William Griffith Wilson
(Co-Founder of 'Alcoholics Anonymous')
William Griffith Wilson
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Listed In: CEOs
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dorset, Vermont, United States
Died: January 24, 1971

William Griffith Wilson was an American social worker who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). An international fellowship that requires no membership fees, Alcoholics Anonymous aims at helping alcoholics through its Twelve Steps program. In 1999, William Griffith Wilson was named in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century list. His life and career inspired the 2012 documentary Bill W.

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Pauline Pfeiffer
(Journalist & Second Wife of Ernest Hemingway)
Pauline Pfeiffer
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Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parkersburg, Iowa, U.S.
Died: October 1, 1951
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Dorothea Lange
(Photographer)
Dorothea Lange
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Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 11, 1965
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Lázaro Cárdenas
(President of Mexico)
Lázaro Cárdenas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jiquilpan, Mexico
Died: October 19, 1970

Lázaro Cárdenas had a difficult childhood and supported his family doing odd jobs after his father’s death. He rose to be the president of Mexico and was known for his efforts to implement the objectives of the Mexican Revolution, such as nationalization of industries and making loans available to farmers.

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Matthew Ridgway
(Military officer)
Matthew Ridgway
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: July 26, 1993
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William Boyd
(Film Actor)
William Boyd
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Birthdate: 5th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hendrysburg, Ohio, United States
Died: September 12, 1972
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Anna Freud
(British Psychoanalyst and Founder of Psychoanalytic Child Psychology)
Anna Freud
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Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 3rd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 9, 1982

Anna Freud was a British psychoanalyst. The daughter of Sigmund Freud, Anna followed in the footsteps of her father and made important contributions to the field of psychoanalysis. Alongside Melanie Klein and Hermine Hug-Hellmuth, Anna Freud is counted among the founders of psychoanalytic child psychology. Her work and contributions were featured in a documentary titled The Century of the Self.

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Liaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Liaquat Ali Khan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karnal
Died: October 17, 1951
Born to a landowner, Liaquat Ali Khan received an elite education at Oxford. The lawyer-turned-politician was Pakistan’s first prime minister. The place where he was assassinated by an Afghan, the Company Bagh, was later renamed Liaquat Bagh, and years later, witnessed the assassination of prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
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George Gipp
(American Football Player)
George Gipp
4
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Calumet Township, Michigan, United States
Died: December 14, 1920
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Edna Purviance
(Actress)
Edna Purviance
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paradise Valley, Nevada, United States
Died: January 11, 1958
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Folke Bernadotte
(Swedish Diplomat Who Negotiated the Release of 31000 Prisoners from German Concentration Camps in World War II)
Folke Bernadotte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 17, 1948

Folke Bernadotte was a Swedish diplomat and nobleman. He is best remembered for negotiating the release of over 30,000 prisoners from German concentration camps during World War II. Folke Bernadotte was assassinated at the age of 53 by a Zionist paramilitary organization called Lehi.

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Busby Berkeley
(Film director)
Busby Berkeley
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Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 14, 1976
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Augusto César Sandino
(Nicaraguan Revolutionary Who Fought Against the United States Occupation of Nicaragua)
Augusto César Sandino
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Niquinohomo, Nicaragua
Died: February 21, 1934

Augusto César Sandino was a Nicaraguan revolutionary. From 1927 to 1933, Sandino led a rebellion against the United States occupation of Nicaragua, due to which he was lauded as a hero throughout Latin America. Although the US government labeled him a bandit, Sandino went on to become a symbol of resistance and is revered as a national hero in Nicaragua.

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László Moholy-Nagy
(Photographer)
László Moholy-Nagy
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Listed In: Designers
Birthdate: 20th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bácsborsód
Died: November 24, 1946

Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy was known for his non-representational art and his love for constructivism. Though he initially studied law, he later experimented with many forms of art, such as painting, sculpting, and photography. He also taught at the Bauhaus school of avant-garde design and co-edited the Bauhausbook series.

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Paul Éluard
(Poet)
Paul Éluard
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France
Died: November 18, 1952
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Immanuel Velikovsky
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Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitebsk
Died: November 17, 1979

Immanuel Velikovsky is remembered for his concepts such as cosmogony. He initially studied medicine and psychology, and later devoted his life to his research on ancient myths and legends, attempting to establish their historical authenticity. In spite of facing the hostility of scientists, his Worlds in Collision became a bestseller.

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William Tubman
(19th President of Liberia (1944 - 1971))
William Tubman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harper, Liberia
Died: July 23, 1971

William Tubman grew up sleeping on floor pallets because his father believed beds would hinder Tubman's character development. The former Liberian president had a long tenure of almost 3 decades. He introduced several modern reforms such as property rights for women and the participation of tribes in the government.

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Moyna Macgill
(Actress)
Moyna Macgill
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 25, 1975
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William Grant Still
(Composer who became the first black man to conduct a major orchestra)
William Grant Still
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Woodville, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 3, 1978
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R. J. Mitchell
(British Aircraft Designer Known for Designing the Supermarine Spitfire Fighter Used in WWII)
R. J. Mitchell
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, England
Died: June 11, 1937

Aeronautical designer R. J. Mitchell joined Supermarine at age 21 and worked for them throughout his life. Remembered for designing sea planes, he was also the man behind the fighter aircraft Spitfire, which was used extensively during World War II. The film The First of the Few chronicled his life.

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Richard Sorge
(Soviet Military Intelligence Officer and Spy Who was Active During World War II)
Richard Sorge
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: November 7, 1944

Richard Sorge was a German journalist and Soviet military intelligence officer. He was active before and during the Second World War. He worked undercover in both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan under the codename, "Ramsay." He was arrested, tortured, and hanged in 1944. In 1964, he was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

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Mikhail Bakhtin
(Russian Literary Theorist and Philosopher Known for His Work ‘Toward a Philosophy of the Act’)
Mikhail Bakhtin
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Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oryol, Russia
Died: March 7, 1975
Mikhail Bakhtin was a Russian philosopher, scholar, and literary critic who worked on ethics, literary theory, and the philosophy of language. Bakhtin's writings inspired scholars who were working on various traditions, such as structuralism, semiotics, religious criticism, and Marxism. Mikhail Bakhtin is also credited with influencing various Western schools of theory.
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Charles MacArthur
(Playwright)
Charles MacArthur
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 21, 1956
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Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia
(Aristocrat)
Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia
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Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fermerskiy Dvorets, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 26, 1970
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Brian Horrocks
(British Army Officer)
Brian Horrocks
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ranikhet, India
Died: January 4, 1985

Born to an army doctor in India, Brian Horrocks was educated at Sandhurst and later became a British Army officer. He was skilled in modern pentathlon and had also participated in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. Post-retirement, he penned a memoir and was featured in several BBC programs.

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Vinoba Bhave
(Indian Social Reformer and Philosopher Best Known for the 'Bhoodan Movement')
Vinoba Bhave
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Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 15, 1982

Vinoba Bhave was an Indian social reformer and advocate of human rights and nonviolence. A close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhave played an important role in the Indian freedom movement. In 1958, he became the first person to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership. In 1983, Vinoba Bhave was posthumously honored with the prestigious Bharat Ratna award.

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Paul Hindemith
(German Composer and Music Theorist)
Paul Hindemith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: December 28, 1963

Although German composer and violinist Paul Hindemith had collaborated with leftist and Jewish musicians, his apolitical stance made him a favorite of the Nazis initially. However, he was later forced to comply with Nazi dictatorship. He moved to the U.S. after his performances were banned in Germany.

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Sergei Yesenin
(One of the Most Popular Russian Lyric Poets of the 20th Century)
Sergei Yesenin
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 3rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Konstantinovo, Russia
Died: December 28, 1925

Born into a peasant family, Russian lyrical poet Sergei Yesenin was a significant figure of Imaginism. Known as "the last poet of wooden Russia," Yesenin soared to fame with works such as Radunitsa. He later committed suicide in a hotel, having written his last poem in his own blood.

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Nikolai Bulganin
(Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union from 1955 to 1958)
Nikolai Bulganin
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Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: February 24, 1975
Soviet premier Nikolai Bulganin had been a high-ranking Red Army official and was known for his close association with Nikita Khrushchev. However, he was later stripped of his Central Committee membership and marshal’s rank after it became clear he had been part of a group that attempted to oust Khrushchev.
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Prescott Bush
(Former United States Senator from Connecticut)
Prescott Bush
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Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: October 8, 1972

Prescott Bush was an American politician and banker. He is best remembered for his service as the US Senator from Connecticut from 4 November 1952 to 3 January 1963. Prescott Bush is also remembered as the father of former President George H. W. Bush.

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Lorenz Hart
(Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter, Librettist)
Lorenz Hart
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 22, 1943
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Lin Yutang
(One of the Most Well-Known Twentieth-Century Chinese Writers)
Lin Yutang
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Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banzai, Fujian, Zhangzhou, China
Died: March 26, 1976

Son of a Christian minister, Lin Yutang was initially supposed to join the ministry but later rejected Christianity to become a professor. His works include several Chinese and English books, such as Moment in Peking. He also introduced the concept of satire magazines in China with Lunyu banyuekan.

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Val A. Browning
(Businessperson)
Val A. Browning
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 20th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ogden
Died: May 16, 1994