Famous People Born In 1897

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Amelia Earhart
(The First Female Aviator to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean)

Amelia Earhart
30
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: January 5, 1939

 2 
Lucky Luciano
(Gangster)

Lucky Luciano
19
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lercara Friddi, Italy
Died: January 26, 1962

 3 
Subhas Chandra Bose
(President of the Indian National Congress (1938-39))

Subhas Chandra Bose
45
Birthdate: 23rd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuttack, India
Died: August 18, 1945
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Moe Howard
(Actor)

Moe Howard
11
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York, United States
Died: May 4, 1975
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William Faulkner
(Regarded as One of the Most Significant American Writers of All Time)

William Faulkner
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 6, 1962

 6 
Enid Blyton
(Best Selling Children's Writer of the 20th Century Known for Her Works 'Malory Towers' & 'The Famous Five')

Enid Blyton
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Dulwich, London, England
Died: November 28, 1968
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Irène Joliot-Curie
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17, 1956
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Pope Paul VI
4
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Concesio, Italy
Died: August 6, 1978
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 9 
Thich Quang Duc
(Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963)

Thich Quang Duc
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11, 1963

 10 
Vito Genovese
(Mobster)

Vito Genovese
6
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tufino, Italy
Died: February 14, 1969
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 11 
Jack Haley
(Vaudevillian)

Jack Haley
2
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: June 6, 1979

 12 
Frank Capra
(One of America's Most Influential Directors During the 1930s)

Frank Capra
5
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy
Died: September 3, 1991
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Marian Anderson
6
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: April 8, 1993

 14 
Dorothy Day
(Journalist, Social Activist)

Dorothy Day
2
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 1980
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 15 
Edith Head
(Costume designer)

Edith Head
3
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States
Died: October 24, 1981

 16 
Lester B. Pearson
(14th Prime Minister of Canada (1963-68))

Lester B. Pearson
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtonbrook, Toronto, Canada
Died: December 27, 1972
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 17 
Bud Abbott
(Comedian)

Bud Abbott
1
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 24, 1974

 18 
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
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 19 
Marion Davies
(Actress)

Marion Davies
5
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 22, 1961

 20 
Aneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)

Aneurin Bevan
3
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tredegar, Wales
Died: July 6, 1960
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 21 
Jimmie Rodgers
(Singer-songwriter and musician)

Jimmie Rodgers
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 8th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 26, 1933

 22 
Dr Zakir Husain
(President of India (1967-69))

Dr Zakir Husain
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: May 3, 1969
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Fredric March
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 14, 1975

 24 
Marcel Petiot
(Serial Killer)

Marcel Petiot
4
Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auxerre, France
Died: May 25, 1946
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 25 
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

 26 
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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Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918

 28 
Ettore Boiardi
(Chef, Restaurateur)

Ettore Boiardi
6
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Died: June 21, 1985
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 29 
Herman J. Mankiewicz
(Screenwriter)

Herman J. Mankiewicz
3
Listed In: Screenwriters
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 5, 1953

 30 
Wilhelm Reich
(Psychoanalyst)

Wilhelm Reich
3
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dobryanychi, Ukraine
Died: November 3, 1957

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Gene Tunney
2
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 7, 1978

 32 
Louise Tracy
(Founder of The John Tracy Clinic)

Louise Tracy
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 31st July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania
Died: November 13, 1983

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John Gilbert
1
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Logan, Utah, United States
Died: January 9, 1936

 34 
Joe Profaci
(Founder of the 'Colombo Crime Family')

Joe Profaci
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 2nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villabate, Italy
Died: June 6, 1962

 35 
Pola Negri
(Actress)

Pola Negri
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: August 1, 1987

 36 
Thornton Wilder
(Playwright)

Thornton Wilder
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 7, 1975

Charles Kingsford Smith
1
Listed In: Aviators
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamilton
Died: November 8, 1935

 38 
Ram Prasad Bismil
(Indian Revolutionary Who Fought Against British Rule and Was Hanged For His Involvement in Kakori Conspiracy of 1925.)

Ram Prasad Bismil
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Died: December 19, 1927

 39 
Kurt Schuschnigg
(Politician)

Kurt Schuschnigg
1
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riva del Garda, Italy
Died: November 18, 1977

 40 
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
(Composer, Conductor)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
0
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brünn, Moravia, Austria
Died: November 29, 1957

 41 
Paavo Nurmi
(Long-distance runner)

Paavo Nurmi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: October 2, 1973

 42 

Margaret Chase Smith
0
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Skowhegan, Maine, United States
Died: May 29, 1995

 43 
Janaki Ammal
(Botanist)

Janaki Ammal
6
Listed In: Botanists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Thalassery
Died: 1984 AD

 44 
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

 45 
Douglas Sirk
(Film director)

Douglas Sirk
0
Birthdate: 26th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 14, 1987

 46 
Judith Anderson
(stage actor, film actor)

Judith Anderson
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide
Died: January 3, 1992

 47 
Gordon Allport
(Psychologist, Academic, University teacher, Non-fiction writer)

Gordon Allport
0
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montezuma
Died: October 9, 1967

 48 
Agustín Lara
(Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter)

Agustín Lara
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tlatlauquitepec Municipality
Died: November 6, 1970

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John Laurie
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
Died: June 23, 1980

 50 
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
(Indian writer)

Nirad C. Chaudhuri
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, British India (now Bangladesh)
Died: August 1, 1999