Famous People Born In 1902

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Discover the most famous people born in 1902. The list includes people like John Steinbeck, Charles Lindbergh, Langston Hughes, Ansel Adams, Erik Erikson and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, physicists and novelists born in 1902. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Ray Kroc
(CEO of McDonald's (1967-1973))
Ray Kroc
43
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: January 14, 1984
 2 
Ansel Adams
(Photographer)
Ansel Adams
27
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: April 22, 1984
 3 
Charles Lindbergh
(Remembered for Making the First Nonstop Solo Flight Across the Atlantic)
Charles Lindbergh
26
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: August 26, 1974
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John Steinbeck
(American Writer and Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature)
John Steinbeck
5
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968
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Frances Bavier
18
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 14th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: December 6, 1989
 6 
Larry Fine
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team the ‘Three Stooges’)
Larry Fine
6
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 24, 1975
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Carl Rogers
(Psychologist)
Carl Rogers
17
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park
Died: February 4, 1987
 8 
Will Geer
(Actor, Musician and Social Activist Known for His Role as ‘Zebulon Walton’ in the TV Series ‘The Waltons’)
Will Geer
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 9th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfort, Indiana, United States
Died: April 22, 1978
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Erik Erikson
(Psychoanalyst Best Known for His Theory on Psychological Development of Human Beings)
Erik Erikson
6
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: May 12, 1994
 10 
Tallulah Bankhead
(American Actress)
Tallulah Bankhead
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: December 12, 1968
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Eric Liddell
(Scottish Sprinter, Rugby Player and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Eric Liddell
8
Listed In: Rugby Players
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
Died: February 21, 1945
 12 
Elsa Lanchester
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 26, 1986
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Bobby Jones
(Golfer)
Bobby Jones
3
Listed In: Golfers
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 18, 1971
 14 
Irene Ryan
(Actress)
Irene Ryan
7
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 26, 1973
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Karl Popper
(Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method in favour of empirical falsification.)
Karl Popper
7
Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 17, 1994
 16 
Leni Riefenstahl
(Film Director, Photographer and Actress Known for Her Seminal Role in Producing Nazi Propaganda)
Leni Riefenstahl
9
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 8, 2003
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Norma Shearer
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film ‘The Divorcee')
Norma Shearer
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: June 12, 1983
 18 
Thelma Ritter
(American Actress Best Known for Her Comedic Roles as Working-Class Characters and Her Strong New York Accent)
Thelma Ritter
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 5, 1969
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Paul Dirac
(One of the Most Significant Physicists of the 20th Century and Nobel Laureate)
Paul Dirac
5
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: October 20, 1984
 20 
Richard Rodgers
(Composer – First Person To Win EGOT)
Richard Rodgers
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arverne, New York, United States
Died: December 30, 1979
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Chill Wills
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seagoville, Texas, United States
Died: December 15, 1978
 22 
David O. Selznick
(Film producer, Screenwriter and Film studio executive)
David O. Selznick
2
Birthdate: 10th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 22, 1965
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John Houseman
(Romanian-Born American Actor, Director, and Producer)
John Houseman
6
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 31, 1988
 24 
Miriam Hopkins
(American Actress Who was Known for Her Versatility)
Miriam Hopkins
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: October 9, 1972
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Maurice McDonald
(Entrepreneur)
Maurice McDonald
2
Listed In: Restaurateurs
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 11, 1971
 26 
Carlos Gracie
(Martial Artist and Developer of ‘Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’)
Carlos Gracie
1
Listed In: Martial Artists
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belém, Pará, Brazil
Died: October 7, 1994
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Lieserl Einstein
(Daughter of the Scientist Albert Einstein and the Scientist Mileva Maric)
Lieserl Einstein
4
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Died: September 18, 1903
 28 
William Wyler
(Swiss-German-American Film Producer and Director)
William Wyler
3
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: July 27, 1981
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Ogden Nash
9
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 19, 1971
 30 
Barbara McClintock
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 16th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 2, 1992
 31 
Ralph Richardson
1
Birthdate: 19th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Died: October 10, 1983
 32 
Carlo Gambino
(Italian-American Crime Boss of the Gambino Crime Family)
Carlo Gambino
11
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: October 15, 1976
 33 
Stepin Fetchit
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Key West, Florida, United States
Died: November 19, 1985
 34 
Jayaprakash Narayan
(Indian Independence Activist Who is Remembered for Leading the Mid-1970s Opposition Against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi)
Jayaprakash Narayan
10
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bihar, India
Died: October 8, 1979
 35 
Albert Namatjira
5
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 28th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hermannsburg
Died: August 8, 1959
 36 
Meyer Lansky
(One of the Most Financially Successful Gangsters in American History)
Meyer Lansky
18
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: January 15, 1983
 37 
Lloyd Nolan
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1985
 38 
Marcel Breuer
(Architect & Furniture Designer)
Marcel Breuer
3
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pécs, Austria-Hungary
Died: July 1, 1981
 39 
Isaac Bashevis Singer
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leoncin, Congress Poland
Died: July 24, 1991
 40 
Eric Hoffer
(Writer, Philosopher, Psychologist)
Eric Hoffer
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: May 21, 1983
 41 
Albert Anastasia
(One of the Founders of the Modern American Mafia and Co-founder of 'Murder, Inc' Crime Group)
Albert Anastasia
11
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parghelia, Italy
Died: October 25, 1957
 42 
Ann Harding
(Actress)
Ann Harding
0
Birthdate: 7th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Died: September 1, 1981
 43 
Eugene Wigner
(Physicist & Mathematician)
Eugene Wigner
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 1, 1995
 44 
Thomas E. Dewey
(47th Governor of New York)
Thomas E. Dewey
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Owosso, Michigan, United States
Died: March 16, 1971
 45 
Moe Berg
(Baseball coach)
Moe Berg
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 2nd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 29, 1972
 46 
George Murphy
(Senator)
George Murphy
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 3, 1992
 47 
Josemaría Escrivá
(Spanish Priest Who Founded the Organization 'Opus Dei')
Josemaría Escrivá
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barbastro, Spain
Died: June 26, 1975
 48 
Walter Slezak
(American Actor)
Walter Slezak
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 21, 1983
 49 
Beryl Markham
(Renowned aviator and author who was the first woman to fly an east-to-west solo route across the Atlantic Ocean)
Beryl Markham
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 26th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rutland, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 3, 1986
 50 
Meredith Willson
(Conductor, Composer, Flautist, Pianist, Songwriter)
Meredith Willson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iowa
Died: June 15, 1984