Famous People Born In 1897

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Discover the most famous people born in 1897. The list includes people like Subhas Chandra Bose, Joseph Goebbels, Amelia Earhart, Dorothy Day, Lucky Luciano and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, journalists and novelists born in 1897. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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Amelia Earhart
(The First Female Aviator to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean)
Amelia Earhart
50
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: January 5, 1939
 2 
William Faulkner
(Regarded as One of the Most Significant American Writers of All Time)
William Faulkner
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 6, 1962
 3 
Moe Howard
(Actor, Comedian and Leader of Comedy Group ‘The Three Stooges’)
Moe Howard
17
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4, 1975
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Enid Blyton
(Best Selling Children's Writer of the 20th Century Known for Her Works 'Malory Towers' & 'The Famous Five')
Enid Blyton
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Dulwich, London, England
Died: November 28, 1968
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Subhas Chandra Bose
(Indian Nationalist Who Participated in Indian Freedom Movement)
Subhas Chandra Bose
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Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuttack, India
Died: August 18, 1945
 6 
Irène Joliot-Curie
(French Physicist, Politician and Winner of the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Irène Joliot-Curie
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17, 1956
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Thich Quang Duc
(Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963)
Thich Quang Duc
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11, 1963
 8 
Lucky Luciano
(Father of the Modern Organized Crime in the United States)
Lucky Luciano
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Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lercara Friddi, Italy
Died: January 26, 1962
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Frank Capra
(One of America's Most Influential Directors During the 1930s)
Frank Capra
7
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy
Died: September 3, 1991
 10 
Jack Haley
(Vaudevillian)
Jack Haley
2
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: June 6, 1979
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Marian Anderson
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Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 8, 1993
 12 
Bud Abbott
(Comedian)
Bud Abbott
1
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 24, 1974
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Edith Head
(Costume designer)
Edith Head
3
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States
Died: October 24, 1981
 14 
Dorothy Day
(American Social Activist, Journalist, and Anarchist)
Dorothy Day
3
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 1980
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Marion Davies
(Actress and Producer Best Known for Her Films: ‘When Knighthood Was in Flower’ and ‘Little Old New York’)
Marion Davies
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Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 22, 1961
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Lester B. Pearson
(14th Prime Minister of Canada (1963 - 1968))
Lester B. Pearson
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtonbrook, Toronto, Canada
Died: December 27, 1972
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Aneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)
Aneurin Bevan
4
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tredegar, Wales
Died: July 6, 1960
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Fredric March
(One of Hollywood's Most Celebrated, Versatile Stars of the 1930s and 1940s)
Fredric March
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 14, 1975
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Jimmie Rodgers
(Singer-songwriter and musician)
Jimmie Rodgers
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 26, 1933
 20 
Walter Pidgeon
(Former Actor who starred in The Bad and the Beautiful and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Walter Pidgeon
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint John, Canada
Died: September 25, 1984
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Walter Winchell
(Journalist, Radio Personality)
Walter Winchell
2
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 20, 1972
 22 
Herman J. Mankiewicz
(American Screenwriter Best Known for His Academy Award Winning Film 'Citizen Kane')
Herman J. Mankiewicz
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Listed In: Screenwriters
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 5, 1953
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Ettore Boiardi
(Italian-American Chef Known for His Food Products, Named ‘Chef Boyardee’)
Ettore Boiardi
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Listed In: Chefs
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Died: June 21, 1985
 24 
John Gilbert
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Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Logan, Utah, United States
Died: January 9, 1936
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Pola Negri
(Actress)
Pola Negri
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1, 1987
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Judith Anderson
(Australian Actress Who is Considered One of the 20th Century's Greatest Classical Stage Actors)
Judith Anderson
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: January 3, 1992
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Pope Paul VI
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Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Concesio, Italy
Died: August 6, 1978
 28 
Wilhelm Reich
(One of the Most Radical Figures in the History of Psychiatry)
Wilhelm Reich
4
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dobryanychi, Ukraine
Died: November 3, 1957
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Thornton Wilder
(Playwright)
Thornton Wilder
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 7, 1975
 30 
Gene Tunney
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 7, 1978
 31 
Louise Tracy
(Founder of The John Tracy Clinic)
Louise Tracy
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania
Died: November 13, 1983
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Dr Zakir Husain
(3rd President of India)
Dr Zakir Husain
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: May 3, 1969
Charles Kingsford Smith
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Listed In: Aviators
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamilton
Died: November 8, 1935
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918
 35 
Vito Genovese
(American Mobster and Head of the Notorious 'Genovese Crime Family')
Vito Genovese
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Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tufino, Italy
Died: February 14, 1969
 36 
John Laurie
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
Died: June 23, 1980
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Margaret Chase Smith
1
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skowhegan, Maine, United States
Died: May 29, 1995
 38 
Kurt Schuschnigg
(Former Chancellor of Austria)
Kurt Schuschnigg
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Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riva del Garda, Italy
Died: November 18, 1977
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold
(Composer, Conductor)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
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Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brünn, Moravia, Austria
Died: November 29, 1957
 40 
Douglas Sirk
(Film director)
Douglas Sirk
0
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 14, 1987
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Paavo Nurmi
(Finnish Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Runner Who Dominated Distance Running in the Early 20th Century)
Paavo Nurmi
5
Listed In: Athletes
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: October 2, 1973
 42 
Gordon Allport
(Psychologist, Academic, University teacher, Non-fiction writer)
Gordon Allport
1
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montezuma
Died: October 9, 1967
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Yun Sim-deok
(Singer)
Yun Sim-deok
4
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, Kingdom of Korea
Died: August 4, 1926
 44 
Agustín Lara
(Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter)
Agustín Lara
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tlatlauquitepec Municipality
Died: November 6, 1970
 45 
Anthony Eden
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1955 - 1957))
Anthony Eden
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windlestone Hall, England
Died: January 14, 1977
 46 
Jiroemon Kimura
(Oldest Living Male Recorded in History)
Jiroemon Kimura
5
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyōtango, Kyoto Prefecture
Died: June 12, 2013
 47 
Blind Willie Johnson
(Former gospel blues singer, guitarist and evangelist)
Blind Willie Johnson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pendleton, Texas, United States
Died: September 18, 1945
 48 
Ram Prasad Bismil
(Indian Revolutionary Who Fought Against British Rule and Was Hanged For His Involvement in Kakori Conspiracy of 1925.)
Ram Prasad Bismil
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Died: December 19, 1927
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Georges Bataille
(French Philosopher and Intellectual)
Georges Bataille
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 10th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Billom, France
Died: July 9, 1962
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Orry-Kelly
(Costume designer)
Orry-Kelly
1
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kiama
Died: February 27, 1964