Famous People Born In 1901

Discover the most famous people born in 1901. The list includes people like Walt Disney, Louis Armstrong, Hirohito, Clark Gable, Werner Heisenberg and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, philosophers and directors born in 1901. 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 
Walt Disney
(Pioneer of the American Animation Industry)

Walt Disney
46
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 15, 1966

 2 
Louis Armstrong
(Trumpeter and One of the Most Influential Figures in Jazz)

Louis Armstrong
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6, 1971

 3 

Clark Gable
15
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadiz, Ohio, United States
Died: August 16, 1960
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Hirohito
(Former Emperor of Japan)

Hirohito
27
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 29th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 7, 1989
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Langston Hughes
(One of the Earliest Innovators of the Literary Art Form Called Jazz Poetry)

Langston Hughes
18
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: May 22, 1967

 6 
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
(Daughter of Tsar Nicholas II)

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
5
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918
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Gary Cooper
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Died: May 13, 1961
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Marlene Dietrich
17
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Died: May 6, 1992
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 9 

Werner Heisenberg
6
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: February 1, 1976

 10 

George Raft
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: November 24, 1980
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Ed Sullivan
(Legendary Host of the TV Variety Show 'The Ed Sullivan Show')

Ed Sullivan
4
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 13, 1974

 12 
Linus Pauling
(Chemist, Biochemist)

Linus Pauling
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: August 19, 1994
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 13 
Fulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)

Fulgencio Batista
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6, 1973

 14 
Enrico Fermi
(Physicist)

Enrico Fermi
3
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 28, 1954
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 15 
Witold Pilecki
(Nazi-era Polish Army Officer)

Witold Pilecki
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Olonets
Died: May 25, 1948

 16 
Sukarno
(President of Indonesia)

Sukarno
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia
Died: June 21, 1970
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 17 
Dutch Schultz
(Gangster)

Dutch Schultz
4
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: October 24, 1935

 18 
Magda Goebbels
(Joseph Goebbels' Wife)

Magda Goebbels
6
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 1, 1945
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 19 
Margaret Mead
(Cultural Anthropologist)

Margaret Mead
3
Listed In: Anthropologists
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: November 15, 1978

 20 
Lee Strasberg
(Actor, Director)

Lee Strasberg
1
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budaniv, Ukraine
Died: February 17, 1982
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Georgy Malenkov
(Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1953-55))

Georgy Malenkov
9
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
Died: January 14, 1988

 22 
Itzhak Stern
(Holocaust Survivor)

Itzhak Stern
4
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1969 AD
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 23 
Zeppo Marx
(Actor, Comedian)

Zeppo Marx
4
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 30, 1979

 24 
Rudolf Höss
(German Nazi Officer)

Rudolf Höss
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baden-Baden, Germany
Died: April 16, 1947
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 25 
Alberto Giacometti
(Sculptor, Painter)

Alberto Giacometti
1
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borgonovo, Bregaglia, Switzerland
Died: January 11, 1966

 26 
Paul Fix
(Actor)

Paul Fix
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Died: October 14, 1983
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 27 
Chuck Taylor
(Basketball player)

Chuck Taylor
0
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brown County, Indiana, United States
Died: June 23, 1969

Princess Märtha of Sweden
5
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 5, 1954
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Barbara Cartland
1
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Died: May 21, 2000

 30 
Ed Begley
(Actor)

Ed Begley
2
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: April 28, 1970

 31 
Louis Kahn
(Architect)

Louis Kahn
0
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kuressaare, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
Died: March 17, 1974

 32 
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
(Indian Politician)

Syama Prasad Mookerjee
1
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: June 23, 1953

 33 
Willie Sutton
(Bank Robber)

Willie Sutton
2
Listed In: Robbers
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Died: November 2, 1980

 34 
Stella Adler
(American Actress & Acting Teacher)

Stella Adler
2
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: December 21, 1992

 35 
Henning von Tresckow
(Military Officer)

Henning von Tresckow
6
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: July 21, 1944

 36 
Andre Malraux
(Novelist)

Andre Malraux
1
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 23, 1976

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Arleigh Albert Burke
0
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Died: January 1, 1996

 38 
Frank Buckles
(Military personnel)

Frank Buckles
3
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bethany
Died: February 27, 2011

 39 
V. Shantaram
(Film director, Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film actor)

V. Shantaram
0
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Died: October 30, 1990

 40 
Jascha Heifetz
(Former Violinist remembered for his performances at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall)

Jascha Heifetz
1
Listed In: Violinists
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: December 10, 1987

 41 
Mark Oliphant
(Physicist)

Mark Oliphant
0
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: July 14, 2000

 42 
Ernest Lawrence
(Physicist)

Ernest Lawrence
0
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canton, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 1958

 43 
Michael Oakeshott
(Former philosopher and political theorist who was known as one of the 20th century's most conservative thinkers)

Michael Oakeshott
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chelsfield, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 19, 1990

 44 
Simon Kuznets
(Economist)

Simon Kuznets
0
Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pinsk
Died: July 8, 1985

 45 
Paul of Greece
(King of Greece (1947-1964))

Paul of Greece
2
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died: March 6, 1964

 46 
Carl Barks
(Screenwriter, Writer, Painter, Farmer, Journalist)

Carl Barks
1
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merrill
Died: August 25, 2000

 47 
Nadezhda Alliluyeva
(Joseph Stalin’s Wife)

Nadezhda Alliluyeva
4
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: November 9, 1932

 48 
C. L. R. James
(Historian)

C. L. R. James
2
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: May 31, 1989

 49 
Lee Hoi-chuen
(Opera Singer, Actor)

Lee Hoi-chuen
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shunde District, China
Died: February 7, 1965

 50 
Sam Spiegel
(Film producer)

Sam Spiegel
0
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarosław, Austrian Poland
Died: December 31, 1985