Famous People Born In 1905

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Discover the most famous people born in 1905. The list includes people like Howard Hughes, Ayn Rand, Jean-Paul Sartre, Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include journalists, political leaders, directors and playwrights born in 1905. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Howard Hughes
(Film Producer and an Important Figure in the Aviation Industry Who Became Known for His Ecentric Behavior)
Howard Hughes
32
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5, 1976
 2 
Simo Häyhä
(Finnish Military Sniper in World War II)
Simo Häyhä
25
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rautjärvi, Finland
Died: April 1, 2002
 3 
Henry Fonda
(American Actor Who Cultivated an Everyman Screen Image in Several Films Considered to be Classics)
Henry Fonda
12
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: August 12, 1982
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Fred Trump
(American Real Estate Developer and Father of Former US President 'Donald Trump')
Fred Trump
41
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 25, 1999
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Greta Garbo
(One of the Greatest Female Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Greta Garbo
31
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 15, 1990
 6 
Jean-Paul Sartre
(Novelist, Playwright, & Philosopher)
Jean-Paul Sartre
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1980
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Myrna Loy
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film 'The Thin Man')
Myrna Loy
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Died: December 14, 1993
 8 
Ayn Rand
(Writer and Philosopher Known for Her Best-Selling Novels ‘The Fountainhead’ and ‘Atlas Shrugged’)
Ayn Rand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 6, 1982
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Christian Dior
(Fashion Designers)
Christian Dior
5
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Granville
Died: October 23, 1957
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Dhyan Chand
(One of the Greatest Field Hockey Players in History)
Dhyan Chand
24
Listed In: Hockey Players
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: December 3, 1979
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Maria von Trapp
(Stepmother and Matriarch of the 'Trapp Family Singers')
Maria von Trapp
3
Listed In: Vocalists
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 28, 1987
 12 
Clara Bow
(American Actress Who was a Big Star During Silent Era of the 1920s)
Clara Bow
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 27, 1965
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Joseph Cotten
(One of the Leading Hollywood Actors of the 1940s)
Joseph Cotten
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Died: February 6, 1994
 14 
Sterling Holloway
(Voice actor, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor)
Sterling Holloway
2
Listed In: Voice Actors
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Georgia
Died: November 22, 1992
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Viktor Frankl
(Psychiatrist)
Viktor Frankl
2
Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
Died: September 2, 1997
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Joel McCrea
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California, USA
Died: October 20, 1990
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Andy Devine
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Died: February 18, 1977
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Howard McNear
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 3, 1969
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James J. Braddock
(Boxer Who Was the World Heavyweight Champion from 1935 to 1937)
James J. Braddock
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Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 1974
 20 
Anna May Wong
(American Actress and First Chinese American Film Star in 'Hollywood')
Anna May Wong
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3, 1961
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Aldo Gucci
(Businessman, Fashion designer)
Aldo Gucci
3
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Died: January 19, 1990
 22 
Max Schmeling
(Boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932)
Max Schmeling
0
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klein Luckow, Jatznick, Germany
Died: February 2, 2005
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Tex Ritter
(Singer)
Tex Ritter
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 12th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Murvaul, Texas, USA
Died: January 2, 1974
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Franchot Tone
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 27th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: September 18, 1968
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Mulk Raj Anand
(One of the First India-Based Writers in English to Gain an International Readership)
Mulk Raj Anand
183
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: September 28, 2004
 26 
Tommy Dorsey
(Trombonist)
Tommy Dorsey
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: November 26, 1956
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Nannie Doss
(Serial Killer)
Nannie Doss
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Listed In: Serial Killers
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blue Mountain, Anniston, Alabama
Died: June 2, 1965
 28 
Dag Hammarskjöld
(Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961)
Dag Hammarskjöld
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: September 18, 1961
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Leo Durocher
(Baseball player)
Leo Durocher
0
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 27th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1991
 30 
Harry Harlow
(Psychologist)
Harry Harlow
0
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
Died: December 6, 1981
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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(5th President of India)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Delhi, India
Died: February 11, 1977
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Bob Wills
(Musician)
Bob Wills
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limestone County, Texas, United States
Died: May 13, 1975
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Otto Preminger
(Director and Producer Best Known for His Film ‘Anatomy of a Murder’)
Otto Preminger
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Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine
Died: April 23, 1986
 34 
Kay Francis
(Actress)
Kay Francis
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 26, 1968
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Lillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)
Lillian Hellman
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: June 30, 1984
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Mildred Natwick
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 25, 1994
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Robert Donat
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Withington, Manchester, England
Died: June 9, 1958
 38 
Sada Abe
(Geisha, Criminal)
Sada Abe
6
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanda
 39 
Gilbert Roland
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 11th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Died: May 15, 1994
 40 
Marlin Perkins
(Zoologist)
Marlin Perkins
1
Listed In: TV Presenters
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Missouri
Died: June 14, 1986
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Astrid of Sweden
0
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1935
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Neville Lancelot Goddard
(Barbadian author who wrote on the Bible, mysticism, and self-help.)
Neville Lancelot Goddard
1
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Died: October 1, 1972
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John Hoyt
(Actor)
John Hoyt
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronxville, New York, United States
Died: September 15, 1991
 44 
Richard Loeb
(Murderer)
Richard Loeb
3
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1936 AD
 45 
Doris Hare
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of ‘Mrs. Mabel "Mum" Butler’ in ‘On the Buses’)
Doris Hare
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bargoed, Wales
Died: May 30, 2000
 46 
Michael Powell
(Film director)
Michael Powell
0
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: February 19, 1990
 47 
Barnett Newman
(Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Architect)
Barnett Newman
0
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 4, 1970
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Cliff Arquette
1
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: September 23, 1974
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Severo Ochoa
(Physician and Biochemist)
Severo Ochoa
0
Listed In: Biochemists
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luarca, Spain
Died: November 1, 1993
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Erwin Chargaff
( Austro-Hungarian Biochemist Who Emigrated to America During the Nazi Era)
Erwin Chargaff
3
Listed In: Biochemists
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: June 20, 2002