Famous People Born In 1908

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Discover the most famous people born in 1908. The list includes people like Lyndon B. Johnson, Ian Fleming, James Stewart, Joseph McCarthy, Oskar Schindler and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, journalists and soldiers born in 1908. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Austria and many more countries.
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 1 
James Stewart
(Ranked 3rd on the List of 'Greatest American Male Actors')
James Stewart
31
Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 2, 1997
 2 
Oskar Schindler
(Industrialist)
Oskar Schindler
7
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Svitavy, Czechia
Died: October 9, 1974
 3 
Thurgood Marshall
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1967 - 1991))
Thurgood Marshall
22
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 2nd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 24, 1993
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Bette Davis
(Actress)
Bette Davis
21
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 6, 1989
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Lyndon B. Johnson
(36th President of the United States (1963 - 1969))
Lyndon B. Johnson
50
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stonewall, Texas, United States
Died: January 22, 1973
 6 
Ian Fleming
(Author of James Bond Series)
Ian Fleming
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12, 1964
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Sir Donald Bradman
(Australian Cricketer Who is Considered the Greatest Batsman of All Time)
Sir Donald Bradman
7
Listed In: Cricketers
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cootamundra, Australia
Died: February 25, 2001
 8 
Carole Lombard
19
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Died: January 16, 1942
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Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)
Mel Blanc
4
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10, 1989
 10 
Nelson Rockefeller
(41st Vice President of the United States (1974 - 1977))
Nelson Rockefeller
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 8th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Died: January 26, 1979
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Abraham Maslow
(American Psychologist Who was Known for Creating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)
Abraham Maslow
4
Listed In: Psychologists
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 8, 1970
 12 
Buddy Ebsen
(Actor and Dancer Known for His Role as ‘Jed Clampett’ on the TV Serise ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’)
Buddy Ebsen
9
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States
Died: July 6, 2003
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Simone de Beauvoir
(French Existentialist Philosopher, Writer, Social Theorist, and Feminist Activist)
Simone de Beauvoir
10
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 14, 1986
Milton Berle
9
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: March 27, 2002
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Salvador Allende
(Former President of Chile)
Salvador Allende
13
Birthdate: 26th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 11, 1973
 16 
Fred MacMurray
(American actor)
Fred MacMurray
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Died: November 5, 1991
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Baby Face Nelson
14
Listed In: Robbers
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: November 27, 1934
 18 
Martha Gellhorn
(Novelist & Travel writer)
Martha Gellhorn
6
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 15, 1998
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Don Ameche
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Leading Man Roles in 1930's and 40's)
Don Ameche
2
Birthdate: 31st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 6, 1993
 20 
Harold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Harold Holt
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: December 17, 1967
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Simon Wiesenthal
(Nazi Hunter)
Simon Wiesenthal
6
Birthdate: 31st December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buczacz
Died: September 20, 2005
 22 
Rex Harrison
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huyton, Lancashire, England
Died: June 2, 1990
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Ethel Merman
(Actress and Singer Who was Known as 'the Undisputed First Lady of the Musical Comedy Stage')
Ethel Merman
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1984
 24 
Eve Arden
(Actress)
Eve Arden
0
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, USA
Died: November 12, 1990
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Sir John Mills
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: April 23, 2005
 26 
Sam Giancana
(American Mobster Who was Boss of the 'Chicago Outfit' from 1957 to 1966.)
Sam Giancana
6
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 15th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 19, 1975
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Edward R. Murrow
(Journalist)
Edward R. Murrow
4
Birthdate: 25th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 27, 1965
 28 
Van Heflin
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jeff Hartnett’ in the Film ‘Johnny Eager’)
Van Heflin
1
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walters, Oklahoma, United States
Died: July 23, 1971
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Estee Lauder
(Co-Founder of the Estée Lauder Companies)
Estee Lauder
0
Listed In: Business Women
Birthdate: 1st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corona, New York, United States
Died: April 24, 2004
 30 
Otto Skorzeny
(German SS - Obersturmbannführer During World War II)
Otto Skorzeny
8
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 12th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 5, 1975
 31 
Enver Hoxha
(Former Communist Leader of Albania)
Enver Hoxha
12
Birthdate: 16th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ergiri (Gjirokastër), Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: April 11, 1985
 32 
Richard Wright
(Novelist)
Richard Wright
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 4th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 28, 1960
 33 
Geli Raubal
(Half-Niece of Adolf Hitler)
Geli Raubal
12
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: September 18, 1931
 34 
Peg Entwistle
(Actress)
Peg Entwistle
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port Talbot, Glamorgan, England
Died: September 16, 1932
 35 
Bobby Dunbar
(American Boy Who Was Lost & Then Found)
Bobby Dunbar
1
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
 36 
Paul Brown
(American Football Player)
Paul Brown
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwalk, Ohio, United States
Died: August 5, 1991
 37 
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
(Politician & Civil Rights Activist)
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 4, 1972
 38 
Louis L’Amour
(Novelist)
Louis L’Amour
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: June 10, 1988
 39 
Lita Grey
(Actress)
Lita Grey
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 29, 1995
 40 
Lev Landau
(Physicist)
Lev Landau
1
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: April 1, 1968
 41 
Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Photographer and Painter)
Henri Cartier-Bresson
2
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chanteloup-en-Brie, France
Died: August 3, 2004
 42 
William Hartnell
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Pancras, London, England, UK
Died: April 23, 1975
 43 
Cus D'Amato
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: November 4, 1985
 44 
Lee Krasner
(American Abstract Expressionist Painter Who Specialized in Collage)
Lee Krasner
0
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 19, 1984
 45 
Imogene Coca
(Actress)
Imogene Coca
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 2, 2001
 46 
Claude Lévi-Strauss
(Anthropologist)
Claude Lévi-Strauss
2
Listed In: Anthropologists
Birthdate: 28th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 30, 2009
 47 
Bernard Lee
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK
Died: January 16, 1981
 48 
David Lean
(Film Director, Producer & Screenwater)
David Lean
2
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: April 16, 1991
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John Kenneth Galbraith
(Famous for His Trilogy on Economics 'American Capitalism', 'The Affluent Society' and 'The New Industrial State')
John Kenneth Galbraith
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iona Station, Canada
Died: April 29, 2006
 50 
Tex Avery
(Golden Age Animator & Creator of Classic Cartoon Characters 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' and 'Porky Pig')
Tex Avery
2
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taylor, Texas, United States
Died: August 26, 1980