Famous People Born In 1901

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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.
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 1 
Walt Disney
(Pioneer of the American Animation Industry)
Walt Disney
67
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 15, 1966
 2 
Louis Armstrong
(American Writer & Professor of Biochemistry Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels)
Louis Armstrong
30
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 4th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6, 1971
 3 
Clark Gable
22
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
33
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
22
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: May 22, 1967
 6 
Gary Cooper
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
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
(Actress and Singer)
Marlene Dietrich
22
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Died: May 6, 1992
 8 
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
(Daughter of Tsar Nicholas II)
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
10
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918
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Werner Heisenberg
(German Theoretical Physicist and One of the Main Pioneers of the Theory of Quantum Mechanics)
Werner Heisenberg
6
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: February 1, 1976
 10 
George Raft
5
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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Linus Pauling
(One of the Greatest Scientists of All Time & Winner of Two Nobel Prizes)
Linus Pauling
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: August 19, 1994
 12 
Ed Sullivan
(Legendary Host of the TV Variety Show 'The Ed Sullivan Show')
Ed Sullivan
5
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 13, 1974
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Enrico Fermi
(Italian Physicist, Nobel Laureate and Creator of the World's First Nuclear Reactor)
Enrico Fermi
5
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 28, 1954
 14 
Witold Pilecki
(Polish World War II Cavalry Officer, Intelligence Agent and Resistance Leader)
Witold Pilecki
8
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Olonets, Russia
Died: May 25, 1948
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Sukarno
(President of Indonesia)
Sukarno
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia
Died: June 21, 1970
 16 
Margaret Mead
(Cultural Anthropologist)
Margaret Mead
3
Listed In: Anthropologists
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: November 15, 1978
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Fulgencio Batista
(Former President of Cuba)
Fulgencio Batista
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banes, Cuba
Died: August 6, 1973
 18 
Lee Strasberg
(Actor, Director)
Lee Strasberg
2
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budaniv, Ukraine
Died: February 17, 1982
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Dutch Schultz
(American Gangster)
Dutch Schultz
10
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 6th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: October 24, 1935
 20 
Zeppo Marx
(Actor, Comedian)
Zeppo Marx
4
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 30, 1979
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Itzhak Stern
(Holocaust Survivor)
Itzhak Stern
5
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1969 AD
 22 
Alberto Giacometti
(Sculptor, Painter)
Alberto Giacometti
2
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borgonovo, Bregaglia, Switzerland
Died: January 11, 1966
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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
 24 
Magda Goebbels
(Wife of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister ‘Joseph Goebbels’ and Political Supporter of ‘Adolf Hitler’)
Magda Goebbels
10
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 1, 1945
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Georgy Malenkov
(Soviet Politician Who Briefly Succeeded Joseph Stalin as the Leader of the Soviet Union)
Georgy Malenkov
10
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
Died: January 14, 1988
 26 
Chuck Taylor
(Basketball player)
Chuck Taylor
0
Birthdate: 24th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brown County, Indiana, United States
Died: June 23, 1969
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Barbara Cartland
1
Birthdate: 9th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Died: May 21, 2000
 28 
Ed Begley
(Actor)
Ed Begley
2
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: April 28, 1970
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Stella Adler
(American Actress & Acting Teacher)
Stella Adler
3
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: December 21, 1992
 30 
Louis Kahn
(Architect)
Louis Kahn
0
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kuressaare, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
Died: March 17, 1974
 31 
Willie Sutton
(Bank Robber)
Willie Sutton
2
Listed In: Robbers
Birthdate: 30th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Died: November 2, 1980
Princess Märtha of Sweden
6
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 5, 1954
 33 
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
(Indian Politician)
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
2
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: June 23, 1953
 34 
Henning von Tresckow
(Military Officer)
Henning von Tresckow
8
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: July 21, 1944
 35 
Andre Malraux
(French Author and Statesman Best Known for His Novel ‘La Condition Humaine’)
Andre Malraux
1
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 23, 1976
 36 
Art Rooney
(Founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Art Rooney
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coulterville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 25, 1988
 37 
Mabel Albertson
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 24th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 28, 1982
 38 
Arleigh Albert Burke
2
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Died: January 1, 1996
 39 
Frank Buckles
(Military personnel)
Frank Buckles
3
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bethany
Died: February 27, 2011
 40 
Jacques Lacan
(Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist)
Jacques Lacan
5
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 9, 1981
 41 
Maxwell D. Taylor
(Military officer)
Maxwell D. Taylor
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Keytesville, Missouri, United States
Died: April 19, 1987
 42 
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
 43 
Vittorio De Sica
(Italian Film Director and Actor Who was a Leading Figure in the Neorealist Movement)
Vittorio De Sica
4
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sora, Italy
Died: November 13, 1974
 44 
Leopold III of Belgium
(King of Belgium from 1934 to 1951)
Leopold III of Belgium
5
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: September 25, 1983
 45 
Ub Iwerks
(Animator and Cartoonist Known for Designing the First Images of 'Mickey Mouse')
Ub Iwerks
1
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: July 7, 1971
 46 
Mark Oliphant
(Australian Physicist Who Played an Important Role in the First Experimental Demonstration of Nuclear Fusion)
Mark Oliphant
1
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: July 14, 2000
 47 
Ernest Lawrence
(Physicist)
Ernest Lawrence
0
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canton, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 1958
 48 
Paul of Greece
(Former 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
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Carl Barks
(Screenwriter, Writer, Painter, Farmer, Journalist)
Carl Barks
1
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merrill
Died: August 25, 2000
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Sam Spiegel
(Film producer)
Sam Spiegel
1
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarosław, Austrian Poland
Died: December 31, 1985