Famous People Born In 1899

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.

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 
Al Capone
(Gangster - Co-founder & Boss of the 'Chicago Outfit')

Al Capone
40
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 25, 1947

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Ernest Hemingway
(American Literary Icon Who Was Known for His Straightforward Prose & Use of Understatement)

Ernest Hemingway
47
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: July 2, 1961

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Alfred Hitchcock
(Film Director)

Alfred Hitchcock
20
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England
Died: April 29, 1980
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Fred Astaire
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Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 22, 1987
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Humphrey Bogart
12
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 14, 1957

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Duke Ellington
(One of the Greatest Jazz Composers & Bandleader)

Duke Ellington
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: May 24, 1974
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James Cagney
(Actor, Dancer)

James Cagney
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York, United States
Died: March 30, 1986
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 8 
Jorge Luis Borges
(Short Story Writer & Essayist Best Known for His Books 'Ficciones' & 'El Aleph')

Jorge Luis Borges
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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
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2, 1977

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Gloria Swanson
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Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4, 1983
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Charles Laughton
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Died: December 15, 1962

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P. L. Travers
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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
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Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spalding, Idaho, United States
Died: December 16, 1997

 14 
Hoagy Carmichael
(Pianist and singer who composed many classic songs, including "Star Dust" and "Heart and Soul.")

Hoagy Carmichael
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Died: December 27, 1981
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Kazi Nazrul Islam
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 24th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: August 29, 1976

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Friedrich von Hayek
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Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 23, 1992
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Charles Boyer
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: August 26, 1978

 18 
Frederick IX of Denmark
(King of Denmark (1947-1972))

Frederick IX of Denmark
1
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorgenfri Palace, Lyngby, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1972
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Percy Lavon Julian
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: April 19, 1975

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Sir Noël Peirce Coward
(English Playwright, Composer and Actor Best Known for His Wit and Flamboyance)

Sir Noël Peirce Coward
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: March 26, 1973
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C. S. Forester
(Novelist)

C. S. Forester
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: April 2, 1966

 22 
Ramon Novarro
(Lead Actor and One of the Top Box Office Attractions of the 1920s and Early 1930s)

Ramon Novarro
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Birthdate: 6th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: October 30, 1968
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 23 
Francis Poulenc
(Composer, Pianist)

Francis Poulenc
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 30, 1963

 24 
László Bíró
(Inventor)

László Bíró
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: October 24, 1985
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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

 26 
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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 27 
Iskander Mirza
(Former President of Pakistan)

Iskander Mirza
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murshidabad
Died: November 15, 1969

 28 
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
(Politician, Essayist)

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huși
Died: November 30, 1938
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 29 
George Cukor
(Film Director)

George Cukor
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Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: January 24, 1983

 30 
Burt Munro
(Motorcycle Racer)

Burt Munro
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Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Invercargill, New Zealand
Died: January 6, 1978

 31 
Weegee
(Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)

Weegee
1
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 26, 1968

 32 
Brassaï
(Photographer)

Brassaï
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
Died: July 8, 1984

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Richard Hauptmann
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Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kamenz, Germany
Died: April 3, 1936

 34 
Harold Abrahams
(Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist)

Harold Abrahams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 15th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: January 14, 1978

 35 
Colleen Moore
(Actress)

Colleen Moore
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Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.
Died: January 25, 1988

 36 
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
(Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer)

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo
Died: September 26, 1959

 37 
Sobhuza II
(Ngwenyama of Eswatini (1899-1982))

Sobhuza II
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zombodze, Swaziland
Died: August 21, 1982

 38 
Walter Lantz
(Cartoonist)

Walter Lantz
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Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: March 22, 1994

 39 
Elizabeth Bowen
(Novelist)

Elizabeth Bowen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 22, 1973

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Alfred Blalock
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Listed In: Surgeons
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Culloden, Georgia, United States
Died: September 15, 1964

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Akim Tamiroff
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiflis or Baku, Russian Empire
Died: September 17, 1972

 42 
Kalki Krishnamurthy
(Former Writer who founded a magazine, which was also named Kalki)

Kalki Krishnamurthy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 9th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manalmedu, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: December 5, 1954

 43 
Gussie Busch
(Business Magnate)

Gussie Busch
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Listed In: CEOs
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: September 29, 1989

 44 
Adnan Menderes
(9th Prime Minister of Turkey)

Adnan Menderes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Koçarlı, Turkey
Died: September 17, 1961

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Hart Crane
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Garrettsville, Ohio, United States
Died: April 27, 1932

 46 
Howard Thurman
(Philosopher)

Howard Thurman
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Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: April 10, 1981

 47 
Udham Singh
(Indian Revolutionary Known for Assassinating ‘Michael O’Dwyer’, the Former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in India)

Udham Singh
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sunam, Punjab, India
Died: July 31, 1940

Princess Margaretha of Sweden
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Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stora Parkudden, Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 4, 1977

 49 
Glenn Strange
(Actor, Singer)

Glenn Strange
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Weed, New Mexico, United States
Died: September 20, 1973

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E. D. Nixon
(Civil Rights Activist)

E. D. Nixon
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Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: February 25, 1987