Famous People Born In 1905

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.

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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Howard Hughes
(Entrepreneur, Investor)

Howard Hughes
22
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5, 1976

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Simo Häyhä
(Sniper)

Simo Häyhä
14
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 17th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rautjärvi, Finland
Died: April 1, 2002

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Henry Fonda
8
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
(Real Estate Developer, Father of Donald Trump)

Fred Trump
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Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 25, 1999
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Greta Garbo
(Actress)

Greta Garbo
22
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 15, 1990

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Jean-Paul Sartre
(Novelist, Playwright, & Philosopher)

Jean-Paul Sartre
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1980
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Christian Dior
(Fashion Designers)

Christian Dior
2
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Granville
Died: October 23, 1957
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Ayn Rand
(Writer)

Ayn Rand
34
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 6, 1982
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Myrna Loy
(Actress)

Myrna Loy
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Died: December 14, 1993

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Dhyan Chand
(Field hockey player)

Dhyan Chand
10
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
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Listed In: Vocalists
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died: March 28, 1987

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Clara Bow
(Actress)

Clara Bow
1
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
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Died: February 6, 1994

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Sterling Holloway
(Voice actor, Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor)

Sterling Holloway
1
Listed In: Voice Actors
Birthdate: 4th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Georgia
Died: November 22, 1992
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James J. Braddock
(Boxer Who Was the World Heavyweight Champion from 1935 to 1937)

James J. Braddock
2
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 1974

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Viktor Frankl
(Psychiatrist)

Viktor Frankl
1
Listed In: Psychiatrists
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
Died: September 2, 1997
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Andy Devine
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Died: February 18, 1977

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Richard Loeb
(Murderer)

Richard Loeb
1
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1936 AD
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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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Joel McCrea
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Pasadena, California, USA
Died: October 20, 1990
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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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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
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Mulk Raj Anand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: September 28, 2004

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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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Dag Hammarskjöld
(Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61))

Dag Hammarskjöld
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: September 18, 1961

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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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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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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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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

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Otto Preminger
(Director)

Otto Preminger
2
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 5th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine
Died: April 23, 1986

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Sada Abe
(Geisha, Criminal)

Sada Abe
4
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanda

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Joseph Bonanno
(Gangster)

Joseph Bonanno
6
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 18th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Died: May 11, 2002

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Bob Wills
(Musician)

Bob Wills
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limestone County, Texas, United States
Died: May 13, 1975

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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(President of India (1974-77))

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Delhi, India
Died: February 11, 1977

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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

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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

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Mildred Natwick
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 25, 1994

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Faustyna Kowalska
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Głogowiec, Poland
Died: October 5, 1938

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Albert Pierrepoint
(Executioner)

Albert Pierrepoint
4
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clayton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: July 10, 1992

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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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Anna May Wong
(Actress)

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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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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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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J. William Fulbright
(United States Senator)

J. William Fulbright
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sumner, Missouri, United States
Died: February 9, 1995

 46 
Kay Francis
(Actress)

Kay Francis
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 26, 1968

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Mariya Oktyabrskaya
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crimea, Russian
Died: March 15, 1944

 48 
Michael Powell
(Film director)

Michael Powell
0
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: February 19, 1990

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Chen Yun
(Political leader)

Chen Yun
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Qingpu District, Shanghai, China
Died: April 10, 1995

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Erwin Chargaff
(Biochemist)

Erwin Chargaff
2
Listed In: Biochemists
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: June 20, 2002