Famous People Born In 1899

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Discover the most famous people born in 1899. The list includes people like Ernest Hemingway, Al Capone, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, poets and soldiers born in 1899. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Ernest Hemingway
(American Literary Icon Who Was Known for His Straightforward Prose & Use of Understatement)
Ernest Hemingway
67
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: July 2, 1961
 2 
Alfred Hitchcock
(One of the Most Influential Filmmakers of All Time)
Alfred Hitchcock
24
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England
Died: April 29, 1980
 3 
Humphrey Bogart
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Casablanca’, ‘The African Queen’ and ‘The Maltese Falcon’)
Humphrey Bogart
21
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 14, 1957
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Fred Astaire
(The Greatest Dancer in Film History)
Fred Astaire
18
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 22, 1987
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Duke Ellington
(One of the Greatest Jazz Composers & Bandleader)
Duke Ellington
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: May 24, 1974
 6 
Al Capone
(Gangster, Co-Founder & Boss of the 'Chicago Outfit' Crime Family)
Al Capone
74
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 25, 1947
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James Cagney
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood)
James Cagney
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York, United States
Died: March 30, 1986
 8 
Jorge Luis Borges
(Short Story Writer & Essayist Best Known for His Books 'Ficciones' & 'El Aleph')
Jorge Luis Borges
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14, 1986
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Vladimir Nabokov
(Best Known For His Novels 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire')
Vladimir Nabokov
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2, 1977
 10 
Charles Laughton
(One of Most Versatile Performers of His Generation)
Charles Laughton
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Died: December 15, 1962
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Gloria Swanson
(Actress and Producer Best Known for Her Motion Picture Drama ‘Sunset Boulevard’)
Gloria Swanson
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4, 1983
 12 
P. L. Travers
(Best Known as the Author of 'Mary Poppins' Series of Books)
P. L. Travers
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia
Died: April 23, 1996
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Lillian Disney
(Wife of Walt Disnry)
Lillian Disney
10
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spalding, Idaho, United States
Died: December 16, 1997
 14 
Friedrich von Hayek
(Austrian–British Economist, Philosopher and Winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences)
Friedrich von Hayek
13
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 23, 1992
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Hoagy Carmichael
(Pianist and singer who composed many classic songs, including "Star Dust" and "Heart and Soul.")
Hoagy Carmichael
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Died: December 27, 1981
 16 
Charles Boyer
(French-American Actor)
Charles Boyer
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: August 26, 1978
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Frederick IX of Denmark
(King of Denmark (1947 - 1972))
Frederick IX of Denmark
1
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorgenfri Palace, Lyngby, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1972
 18 
Percy Lavon Julian
(One of the First African Americans to Receive a Doctorate in Chemistry)
Percy Lavon Julian
5
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: April 19, 1975
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Burt Munro
(New Zealand Motorcycle Racer Who Set an Under-1,000 CC World Record)
Burt Munro
10
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Invercargill, New Zealand
Died: January 6, 1978
 20 
George Cukor
(Film Director)
George Cukor
3
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: January 24, 1983
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C. S. Forester
(Novelist)
C. S. Forester
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: April 2, 1966
 22 
Francis Poulenc
(French Composer and Pianist Known for His Works: ‘Trois mouvements perpétuels’, ‘Les biches’ and ‘Concert champêtre’)
Francis Poulenc
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 30, 1963
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Irving Thalberg
(Film producer)
Irving Thalberg
2
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: September 14, 1936
 24 
Ramon Novarro
(One of the Top Box Office Attractions of the 1920s and Early 1930s)
Ramon Novarro
5
Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: October 30, 1968
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Kazi Nazrul Islam
(One of the Greatest Poets in Bengali Literature)
Kazi Nazrul Islam
7
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: August 29, 1976
 26 
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
(English Playwright, Composer and Actor Best Known for His Wit and Flamboyance)
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: March 26, 1973
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Glenn Strange
(Actor, Singer)
Glenn Strange
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Weed, New Mexico, United States
Died: September 20, 1973
 28 
Jean Moulin
(An Emblem of the Resistance)
Jean Moulin
1
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Béziers
Died: July 8, 1943
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Weegee
(Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)
Weegee
1
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 26, 1968
 30 
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
(Romanian Politician & Founder and Leader of the Legionary Movement (Iron Guard))
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huși
Died: November 30, 1938
 31 
Walter Lantz
(Cartoonist)
Walter Lantz
0
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: March 22, 1994
 32 
Sobhuza II
(King of Eswatini from 1899 to 1982)
Sobhuza II
3
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zombodze, Swaziland
Died: August 21, 1982
 33 
Udham Singh
(Indian Revolutionary Known for Assassinating ‘Michael O’Dwyer’, the Former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in India)
Udham Singh
1
Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sunam, Punjab, India
Died: July 31, 1940
 34 
Colleen Moore
(Actress)
Colleen Moore
1
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.
Died: January 25, 1988
 35 
Brassaï
(Photographer, Artist and Writer Known for His Dramatic Photographs of Paris at Night)
Brassaï
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
Died: July 8, 1984
 36 
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
(Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer)
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo
Died: September 26, 1959
 37 
Harold Abrahams
(Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist)
Harold Abrahams
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: January 14, 1978
 38 
Leo Strauss
(German-American Political Philosopher Known for His Work: ‘Persecution and the Art of Writing’ and ‘Thoughts on Machiavelli’)
Leo Strauss
2
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 20th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kirchhain, Germany
Died: October 18, 1973
 39 
László Bíró
(Inventor)
László Bíró
2
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: October 24, 1985
 40 
Alma Reville
(Screenwriter)
Alma Reville
2
Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 6, 1982
 41 
Elizabeth Bowen
(Novelist)
Elizabeth Bowen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 22, 1973
 42 
Miguel Ãngel Asturias
(Winner of 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Miguel Ãngel Asturias
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: June 9, 1974
 43 
Gussie Busch
(Business Magnate)
Gussie Busch
0
Listed In: CEOs
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: September 29, 1989
 44 
Erich Kästner
(Known Primarily for His Humorous, Socially Astute Poems and the Children’s Book 'Emil and the Detectives')
Erich Kästner
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: July 29, 1974
 45 
Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Roslyn, New York, United States
Died: December 13, 1992
 46 
Yasunari Kawabata
3
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Osaka
Died: April 16, 1972
 47 
Alfred Blalock
0
Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Culloden, Georgia, United States
Died: September 15, 1964
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Akim Tamiroff
(Academy Award Nominated Actor Known for His Films: 'The General Died at Dawn', 'For Whom the Bell Tolls')
Akim Tamiroff
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiflis or Baku, Russian Empire
Died: September 17, 1972
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Hart Crane
2
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Garrettsville, Ohio, United States
Died: April 27, 1932
Princess Margaretha of Sweden
0
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stora Parkudden, Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 4, 1977