Famous People Born In 1896

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Discover the most famous people born in 1896. The list includes people like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Georgy Zhukov, George Burns and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, poets and novelists born in 1896. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & India and many more countries.
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 1 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')
F. Scott Fitzgerald
34
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 21, 1940
 2 
George Burns
(Actor and ComediAn Known for His Trademark Arched Eyebrow and Cigar-Smoke Punctuation)
George Burns
19
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 1996
 3 
Oswald Mosley
(British Politician)
Oswald Mosley
13
Birthdate: 16th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: December 3, 1980
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Georgy Zhukov
(Military Commander)
Georgy Zhukov
14
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zhukov, Kaluga Oblast
Died: June 18, 1974
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Jean Piaget
(Swiss Psychologist Known for His Work on Child Development)
Jean Piaget
10
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: September 16, 1980
 6 
Jimmy Doolittle
(American Military General and Aviation Pioneer Who Made Daring Raid on Japan During World War II)
Jimmy Doolittle
3
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1993
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Morarji Desai
(Politician, Prime Minister of India)
Morarji Desai
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bhadeli, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died: April 10, 1995
 8 
Lev Vygotsky
(Soviet Psychologist Known for His Work on Psychological Development in Children)
Lev Vygotsky
4
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orsha, Belarus
Died: June 11, 1934
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Mamie Eisenhower
(First Lady of the United States as the Wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower)
Mamie Eisenhower
8
Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boone, Iowa, United States
Died: November 1, 1979
 10 
Ruth Gordon
(Actress)
Ruth Gordon
4
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 28, 1985
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A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
29
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: November 14, 1977
 12 
Salim Ali
(Ornithologist)
Salim Ali
4
Listed In: Ornithologists
Birthdate: 12th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 20, 1987
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Howard Hawks
(Director)
Howard Hawks
2
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana, United States
Died: December 26, 1977
 14 
Antonin Artaud
(French Writer, Theatre Director and One of the Major Figures of the European Avant-Garde)
Antonin Artaud
9
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4, 1948
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Adele Astaire
(Actor, Dancer, Stage actor)
Adele Astaire
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: January 25, 1981
 16 
Andre Breton
(French Writer, Poet and Co-Founder of ‘Surrealism’)
Andre Breton
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tinchebray, France
Died: September 28, 1966
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Raymond Massey
(Canadian Actor, Known for His Commanding, Stage-Trained Voice)
Raymond Massey
1
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 29, 1983
 18 
Ethel Waters
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor)
Ethel Waters
4
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Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chester County
Died: September 1, 1977
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Harry R. Truman
(Businessman)
Harry R. Truman
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ivydale, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 18, 1980
 20 
Ira Gershwin
(Lyricist)
Ira Gershwin
2
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: August 17, 1983
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Carlos P. Garcia
(Former President of the Philippines)
Carlos P. Garcia
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Talibon, Philippines
Died: June 14, 1971
 22 
Rogers Hornsby
(Baseball player)
Rogers Hornsby
0
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winters
Died: January 5, 1963
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Konstantin Rokossovsky
(Soviet and Polish Military Officer)
Konstantin Rokossovsky
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 3, 1968
 24 
Ted Healy
(Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor)
Ted Healy
2
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaufman
Died: December 21, 1937
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A. J. Cronin
(Scottish Novelist Best Known for His Novel 'The Citadel')
A. J. Cronin
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardross, Scotland
Died: January 6, 1981
 26 
Leslie Groves
(United States Army Officer in Charge of the Construction of 'The Pentagon' and Director of 'The Manhattan Project')
Leslie Groves
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: July 13, 1970
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V. K. Krishna Menon
(Indian Politician)
V. K. Krishna Menon
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kozhikode, Kerala
Died: October 6, 1974
 28 
Everett Dirksen
(Former U.S. Senator)
Everett Dirksen
0
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pekin, Illinois, United States
Died: September 7, 1969
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Buenaventura Durruti
(Anarcho-syndicalist, Anarchist, Trade unionist)
Buenaventura Durruti
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: León
Died: November 20, 1936
 30 
Tristan Tzara
(French Writer Known for Being One of the Founders and Central Figures of the Anti-Establishment 'Dada Movement')
Tristan Tzara
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moinești, Romania
Died: December 25, 1963
 31 
Gerty Cori
(Biochemist)
Gerty Cori
1
Listed In: Biochemists
Birthdate: 15th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: October 26, 1957
 32 
William A. Wellman
0
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 29th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 9, 1975
 33 
Imre Nagy
(Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Hungarian People's Republic (1953 – 1955))
Imre Nagy
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kaposvár, Hungary
Died: June 16, 1958
 34 
Anastasio Somoza García
(President of Nicaragua from 1937 to 1947 and from 1950 to 1956)
Anastasio Somoza García
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Marcos, Nicaragua
Died: September 29, 1956
 35 
Josephine Tey
(Author Known for Her Novel ‘The Daughter of Time')
Josephine Tey
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland
Died: February 13, 1952
 36 
Albert Ball
(Aviator, Military personnel)
Albert Ball
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: May 7, 1917
 37 
Wallace Carothers
(Chemist and Inventor of Nylon)
Wallace Carothers
0
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa, United States
Died: April 29, 1937
 38 
Lilia Skala
(Architect)
Lilia Skala
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 18, 1994
 39 
E.Y. Harburg
(Lyricist)
E.Y. Harburg
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 8th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: March 5, 1981
 40 
Joseph Schildkraut
(Austrian-American Actor)
Joseph Schildkraut
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 21, 1964
 41 
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
(Italian Writer and the Last Prince of Lampedusa)
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: July 23, 1957
 42 
D. R. Bendre
(Generally Considered the greatest Kannada lyric poet of the 20th century)
D. R. Bendre
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dharwad, India
Died: October 26, 1981
 43 
Nobusuke Kishi
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1957 – 1960))
Nobusuke Kishi
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tabuse, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: August 7, 1987
 44 
Arthur Shields
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 27, 1970
 45 
Liam O'Flaherty
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inishmore, Ireland
Died: September 7, 1984
 46 
Kartar Singh Sarabha
(Revolutionary)
Kartar Singh Sarabha
3
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Punjab, India
Died: November 16, 1915
 47 
Liam O'Flaherty
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inishmore, Ireland
Died: September 7, 1984
 48 
Leon Theremin
(Inventor of the First Electronic Musical Instrument 'Theremin')
Leon Theremin
0
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 3, 1993
Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven
0
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cannes, France
Died: January 22, 1963
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André Masson
(Former Surrealist painter)
André Masson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Balagny-sur-Thérain, France
Died: October 28, 1987