Famous People Born In 1906

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Discover the most famous people born in 1906. The list includes people like Ed Gein, Adolf Eichmann, Grace Hopper, Leonid Brezhnev, Samuel Beckett and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, physicists and novelists born in 1906. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Italy and many more countries.
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Josephine Baker
(First Black Woman to Star in a Major Motion Picture, the 1927 Silent Film 'Siren of the Tropics')
Josephine Baker
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 12, 1975
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Grace Hopper
(Computer Scientist, Mathematician and One of the First Programmers of the ‘Harvard Mark I’ Computer)
Grace Hopper
11
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 1, 1992
 3 
John Huston
(Director of Classic Movies Like 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'The Misfits' and Many More)
John Huston
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Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States
Died: August 28, 1987
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Ed Gein
(Murderer, Suspected Serial Killer & Body Snatcher)
Ed Gein
97
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States
Died: July 26, 1984
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Samuel Beckett
(Irish Novelist Who Won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Samuel Beckett
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Foxrock, Ireland
Died: December 22, 1989
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Dmitry Shostakovich
(One of the Major Russian Composers of the 20th Century)
Dmitry Shostakovich
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 9, 1975
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Puyi
(Last Emperor of China)
Puyi
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: October 17, 1967
 8 
Lou Costello
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Comedy Routine ‘Who's on First’)
Lou Costello
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Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 3, 1959
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Faisal of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975)
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: March 25, 1975
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Eddie Albert
(American actor)
Eddie Albert
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Died: May 26, 2005
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Philo Farnsworth
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beaver, Utah, United States
Died: March 11, 1971
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George Sanders
(Actor Known for His Films: 'Rebecca', 'Foreign Correspondent' and 'All About Eve')
George Sanders
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 25, 1972
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Satchel Paige
(American Professional Baseball Pitcher)
Satchel Paige
5
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: June 8, 1982
 14 
Billy Wilder
(One of the Most Brilliant and Versatile Filmmakers of 'Classic Hollywood Cinema' With a Career Spanning Five Decades)
Billy Wilder
4
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sucha Beskidzka, Poland
Died: March 27, 2002
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Jack Churchill
(British Army Officer Who Fought in the World War II)
Jack Churchill
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: March 8, 1996
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Theologian Known for His Staunch Resistance to the Nazi Dictatorship)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: April 9, 1945
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Aristotle Onassis
(Businessman)
Aristotle Onassis
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Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karataş, İzmir, Turkey
Died: March 15, 1975
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Joan Blondell
(American Actress Best Known for Her Film 'The Blue Veil')
Joan Blondell
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: December 25, 1979
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Hannah Arendt
(One of the Most Influential Political Theorists of the 20th Century)
Hannah Arendt
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Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Linden - Mitte, Hanover, Germany
Died: December 4, 1975
 20 
Kurt Gödel
(Mathematician, Philosopher and One of the Most Significant Logicians in History)
Kurt Gödel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic
Died: January 14, 1978
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John Carradine
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 27, 1988
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Bea Benaderet
(Actress)
Bea Benaderet
4
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 13, 1968
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Albert Hofmann
(The First Person to Synthesize LSD)
Albert Hofmann
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Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baden
Died: April 29, 2008
 24 
Louise Brooks
(Actress)
Louise Brooks
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States
Died: August 8, 1985
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Mary Astor
(American Actress Known for Her Role as 'Brigid O’Shaughnessy' in the Film 'Maltese Falcon')
Mary Astor
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States
Died: September 25, 1987
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Virginia Hall
(American Secret Agent Who Worked in France During World War II)
Virginia Hall
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Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: July 8, 1982
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Adolf Eichmann
(German Military Official and One of the Major Organisers of the Holocaust)
Adolf Eichmann
69
Listed In: War Criminals
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: June 1, 1962
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Lon Chaney Jr.
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died: July 12, 1973
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Janet Gaynor
(American Actress Who Became the First Recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actress)
Janet Gaynor
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: September 14, 1984
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Curtis Lemay
(General)
Curtis Lemay
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: October 1, 1990
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R. K. Narayan
(Indian Author Known for His known for His Work Set in the Fictional South Indian Town of Malgudi)
R. K. Narayan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: May 13, 2001
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Joan Hickson
(Actress)
Joan Hickson
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England
Died: October 17, 1998
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Anna Roosevelt Halsted
(Writer, Editor)
Anna Roosevelt Halsted
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Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1, 1975
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Robert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)
Robert E. Howard
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peaster
Died: June 11, 1936
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Bugsy Siegel
(American Mobster Who was a Driving Force Behind the Development of the Las Vegas Strip)
Bugsy Siegel
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Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 20, 1947
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Gale Gordon
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.New York, New York, United States
Died: June 30, 1995
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Roberto Rossellini
(Film director, Actor, Film producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Racecar driver)
Roberto Rossellini
0
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome
Died: June 3, 1977
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Ozzie Nelson
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Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 3, 1975
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(American Aviator and Writer Who Became the First Woman to Receive a U.S. Glider Pilot License)
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
Died: February 7, 2001
 40 
Hans Asperger
(Paediatrician)
Hans Asperger
4
Listed In: Pediatricians
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 21, 1980
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Thelma Todd
(Actress)
Thelma Todd
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 16, 1935
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Chandra Shekhar Azad
(Indian Revolutionary Who Reorganised Hindustan Socialist Republican Association)
Chandra Shekhar Azad
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Badarka, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: February 27, 1931
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Philip Johnson
(Architect)
Philip Johnson
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Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland
Died: January 25, 2005
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Prithviraj Kapoor
(Actor Who Is Also Considered to Be One of the Founding Figures of Hindi Cinema)
Prithviraj Kapoor
2
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Samundri, Pakistan
Died: May 29, 1972
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Hermione Baddeley
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Broseley, Shropshire, England
Died: August 19, 1986
 46 
Luchino Visconti
(Theatre director, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer)
Luchino Visconti
0
Listed In: Directors
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan
Died: March 17, 1976
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Henny Youngman
(Comedian)
Henny Youngman
0
Listed In: Comedians
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: February 24, 1998
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Diana Vreeland
(Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special consultant)
Diana Vreeland
0
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 22, 1989
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Clyde Tombaugh
(Astronomer, University teacher)
Clyde Tombaugh
0
Listed In: Astronomers
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Streator
Died: January 17, 1997
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Oscar Levant
(American pianist)
Oscar Levant
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Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: August 14, 1972