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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 1 
Ed Gein
(Murderer, Suspected Serial Killer & Body Snatcher)
Ed Gein
74
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States
Died: July 26, 1984
 2 
Josephine Baker
(First Black Woman to Star in a Major Motion Picture, the 1927 Silent Film 'Siren of the Tropics')
Josephine Baker
21
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 12, 1975
 3 
Bugsy Siegel
(American Mobster Who was a Driving Force Behind the Development of the Las Vegas Strip)
Bugsy Siegel
12
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 20, 1947
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Grace Hopper
(Computer Scientist, Mathematician and One of the First Programmers of the ‘Harvard Mark I’ Computer)
Grace Hopper
7
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 1, 1992
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John Huston
(Director of Classic Movies Like 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'The Misfits' and Many More)
John Huston
4
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States
Died: August 28, 1987
 6 
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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R. K. Narayan
105
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: May 13, 2001
 8 
Puyi
(Emperor of China (1908-12))
Puyi
9
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 7th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: October 17, 1967
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Dmitry Shostakovich
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: August 9, 1975
 10 
Lou Costello
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Comedy Routine ‘Who's on First’)
Lou Costello
1
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 (1964-75))
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
8
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: March 25, 1975
 12 
George Sanders
(Actor Known for His Films: 'Rebecca', 'Foreign Correspondent' and 'All About Eve')
George Sanders
7
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 25, 1972
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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
 14 
Aristotle Onassis
(Businessman)
Aristotle Onassis
6
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karataş, İzmir, Turkey
Died: March 15, 1975
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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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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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Jack Churchill
(Military Leader)
Jack Churchill
7
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: December 8, 1996
 18 
Satchel Paige
(American Professional Baseball Pitcher)
Satchel Paige
4
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 7th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: June 8, 1982
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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
 20 
Adolf Eichmann
(German Military Official and One of the Major Organisers of the Holocaust)
Adolf Eichmann
66
Listed In: War Criminals
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: June 1, 1962
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Joan Blondell
(American Actress Best Known for Her Film 'The Blue Veil')
Joan Blondell
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: December 25, 1979
 22 
Chandra Shekhar Azad
(Revolutionary)
Chandra Shekhar Azad
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 23rd July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Badarka, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: February 27, 1931
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Kurt Gödel
(Mathematician, Philosopher and One of the Most Significant Logicians in History)
Kurt Gödel
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic
Died: January 14, 1978
 24 
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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Hannah Arendt
(One of the Most Influential Political Theorists of the 20th Century)
Hannah Arendt
2
Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Linden - Mitte, Hanover, Germany
Died: December 4, 1975
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John Carradine
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 27, 1988
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Albert Hofmann
(The First Person to Synthesize LSD)
Albert Hofmann
4
Listed In: Chemists
Birthdate: 11th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baden
Died: April 29, 2008
 28 
Prithviraj Kapoor
(Actor Who Is Also Considered to Be One of the Founding Figures of Hindi Cinema)
Prithviraj Kapoor
1
Birthdate: 3rd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Samundri, Pakistan
Died: May 29, 1972
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Louise Brooks
(Actress)
Louise Brooks
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States
Died: August 8, 1985
 30 
Tony Accardo
(Gangster)
Tony Accardo
5
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 22, 1992
 31 
Mary Astor
(American Actress Known for Her Role as 'Brigid O’Shaughnessy' in the Film 'Maltese Falcon')
Mary Astor
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States
Died: September 25, 1987
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Virginia Hall
(Espionage agent)
Virginia Hall
6
Listed In: Spies
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: July 8, 1982
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Lon Chaney Jr.
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died: July 12, 1973
 34 
Ilse Koch
(Nazi Concentration Camp Overseer, War Criminal)
Ilse Koch
15
Listed In: War Criminals
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: September 1, 1967
 35 
Janet Gaynor
(Actress)
Janet Gaynor
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, U.S.
Died: September 14, 1984
 36 
Anna Roosevelt Halsted
(Writer, Editor)
Anna Roosevelt Halsted
1
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1, 1975
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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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Gale Gordon
1
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
 39 
Joan Hickson
(Actress)
Joan Hickson
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England
Died: October 17, 1998
 40 
Robert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)
Robert E. Howard
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peaster
Died: June 11, 1936
 41 
Thelma Todd
(Actress)
Thelma Todd
0
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 16, 1935
 42 
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Renowned Author & Aviator)
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
Died: February 7, 2001
 43 
Ozzie Nelson
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Birthdate: 20th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 3, 1975
 44 
Philip Johnson
(Architect)
Philip Johnson
3
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland
Died: January 25, 2005
 45 
Hans Asperger
(Paediatrician)
Hans Asperger
3
Listed In: Pediatricians
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 21, 1980
 46 
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
 47 
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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Hermione Baddeley
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Broseley, Shropshire, England
Died: August 19, 1986
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Curtis Lemay
(General)
Curtis Lemay
4
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 15th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: October 1, 1990
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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