Famous People Born In 1903

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Discover the most famous people born in 1903. The list includes people like George Orwell, Bing Crosby, Eliot Ness, John von Neumann, John Dillinger and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, journalists and artists born in 1903. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Austria and many more countries.
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 1 
George Orwell
(Known for His Novels “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”)
George Orwell
53
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21, 1950
 2 
Bing Crosby
(Actor and One of the Most Popular and Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Bing Crosby
39
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: October 14, 1977
 3 
Bob Hope
(Stand-Up Comedian Known for His One-Liners and Rapid-Fire Delivery of Jokes)
Bob Hope
10
Birthdate: 29th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eltham, London, England
Died: July 27, 2003
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Lou Gehrig
(One of the Most Durable Players in American Professional Baseball and One of its Great Hitters)
Lou Gehrig
12
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yorkville, New York, United States
Died: June 2, 1941
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Curly Howard
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Trio ‘The Three Stooges’)
Curly Howard
6
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York, United States
Died: January 18, 1952
 6 
John von Neumann
(Great Mathematician Who Were Equally at Home in Pure and Applied Mathematics)
John von Neumann
15
Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 8, 1957
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Eliot Ness
(American Prohibition Agent Known for His Efforts to Bring Down Al Capone)
Eliot Ness
9
Birthdate: 19th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 16, 1957
 8 
Lawrence Welk
(Accordionist, Bandleader, and Television Impresario)
Lawrence Welk
9
Birthdate: 11th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Strasburg, North Dakota
Died: May 17, 1992
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Ward Bond
(Actor)
Ward Bond
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benkelman, Nebraska, USA
Died: November 5, 1960
 10 
Mark Rothko
(American Painter Known or His Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Paintings)
Mark Rothko
5
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia
Died: February 25, 1970
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Vincente Minnelli
(Film director)
Vincente Minnelli
4
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 25, 1986
 12 
Olav V of Norway
(Former King of Norway (1957 - 1991))
Olav V of Norway
6
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: January 17, 1991
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John Dillinger
(American Gangster and Bank Robber)
John Dillinger
46
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: July 22, 1934
 14 
Claudette Colbert
(One of the Greatest Female Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Claudette Colbert
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Mandé, France
Died: July 30, 1996
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Anais Nin
(French-Born American Novelist, Diarist and Short Story Writer)
Anais Nin
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Died: January 14, 1977
 16 
Tunku Abdul Rahman
(1st Prime Minister of Malaysia)
Tunku Abdul Rahman
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia
Died: December 6, 1990
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Edgar Buchanan
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Humansville, Missouri, United States
Died: April 4, 1979
 18 
Maurice Tillet
(Wrestler)
Maurice Tillet
2
Listed In: Wrestlers
Birthdate: 23rd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: September 4, 1954
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Melvin Purvis
(FBI agent)
Melvin Purvis
3
Birthdate: 24th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA
Died: February 29, 1960
 20 
Evelyn Waugh
(One of the Great Prose Stylists of the English Language in the 20th Century)
Evelyn Waugh
3
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 10, 1966
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K. Kamaraj
(Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1954-63))
K. Kamaraj
63
Birthdate: 15th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 2, 1975
 22 
Amy Johnson
(Aviator)
Amy Johnson
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: January 5, 1941
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Vladimir Horowitz
(Russian-Born American Virtuoso Pianist)
Vladimir Horowitz
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: November 5, 1989
 24 
Jeanette MacDonald
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Musical Films: ‘Maytime’, 'Naughty Marietta' and 'The Love Parade')
Jeanette MacDonald
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 14, 1965
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Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)
Benjamin Spock
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 15, 1998
 26 
Roy Acuff
(Known as the 'King of Country Music' and a Member of the 'Grand Ole Opry')
Roy Acuff
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maynardville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 23, 1992
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Theodor W. Adorno
(German Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist and Composer)
Theodor W. Adorno
2
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: August 6, 1969
 28 
Edgar Bergen
(Best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy)
Edgar Bergen
3
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 30, 1978
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Elisha Cook Jr.
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: May 18, 1995
 30 
Empress Kōjun
3
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: June 16, 2000
 31 
Kane Tanaka
(World's Oldest Living Person)
Kane Tanaka
8
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, Japan
 32 
Aram Khachaturian
7
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 6th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: May 1, 1978
 33 
Konrad Lorenz
(Austrian Zoologist, Ethologist, Ornithologist and Winner of 1973 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Konrad Lorenz
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 21, 1989
 34 
Barbara Hepworth
(English Artist and Sculptor Whose Work Exemplifies Modernism)
Barbara Hepworth
4
Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 20, 1975
 35 
Arthur Godfrey
(One of the Biggest Radio & TV Personalities in America in the 1950s)
Arthur Godfrey
2
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: March 16, 1983
 36 
Georges Simenon
(One of the Most Widely Published Authors of the 20th Century)
Georges Simenon
2
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 13th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: September 4, 1989
 37 
Ella Baker
(American activist)
Ella Baker
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: December 13, 1986
 38 
Red Grange
(American football halfback)
Red Grange
2
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Forksville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 28, 1991
 39 
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
(Former President of the ICPC and Director of the Reich Security Main Office (1943 - 1945))
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
7
Birthdate: 4th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ried im Innkreis, Austria
Died: October 16, 1946
 40 
Bix Beiderbecke
(Musician)
Bix Beiderbecke
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 10th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: August 6, 1931
 41 
Preston Tucker
(Entrepreneur)
Preston Tucker
1
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Capac, Michigan, United States
Died: December 26, 1956
 42 
Habib Bourguiba
(Politician, Lawyer)
Habib Bourguiba
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monastir
Died: April 6, 2000
 43 
Yasujirō Ozu
(Japanese Film Director and Screenwriter)
Yasujirō Ozu
2
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 12, 1963
 44 
Earl Hines
(Jazz musician)
Earl Hines
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 28th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Duquesne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 22, 1983
 45 
Graham Sutherland
(Painter, Artist)
Graham Sutherland
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Streatham
Died: February 17, 1980
 46 
Cool Papa Bell
(Former Baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball from 1922 to 1946)
Cool Papa Bell
0
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 17th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Starkville, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 7, 1991
 47 
Ruth Graves Wakefield
(Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson, Food critic, Dietitian)
Ruth Graves Wakefield
0
Birthdate: 17th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Walpole
Died: January 10, 1977
 48 
Al Hirschfeld
(Caricaturist, Artist, Postage stamp designer)
Al Hirschfeld
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: January 20, 2003
 49 
John Wyndham
(Science-Fiction Writer Best Known for His Novels: 'The Day of the Triffids' and 'The Midwich Cuckoos')
John Wyndham
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dorridge, Warwickshire, England
Died: March 11, 1969
 50 
Sadegh Hedayat
(Iranian Writer Best Known for His Novel 'The Blind Owl')
Sadegh Hedayat
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: April 9, 1951