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People Born in the Year 1874 (11 found): Names Only

John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
John Davison Rockefeller Jr.
Nickname(s):
Junior
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Male
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Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Involved with Standard Oil and U.S. Steel. Developed Rockefeller Center in New York City. Philanthropist. Purchased and donated land for many American National Parks.

Honus Wagner

Real/Birth Name:
Johannes Peter Wagner
Nickname(s):
The Flying Dutchman
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Male
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Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Shortstop for baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit .344 during his rookie year of 1897, and batted over .300 for 17 consecutive seasons, winning eight National League batting titles. Retired in 1917 with more hits, runs, RBIs, doubles, triples and steals than any NL player. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936.

Henry Travers

Real/Birth Name:
Travers John Heagerty
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Male
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Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Movie It's a Wonderful Life in the role of Clarence. Movies Invisible Man, The Bells of St. Mary's. Many Broadway plays.

Harry Houdini

Real/Birth Name:
Erik Weisz
Also Known As:
Ehrich Weiss
Harry Handcuff Houdini
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Male
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Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Famed for escape tricks. Silent films. Debunker of spiritualists. Died of peritonitis, with a ruptured appendix. Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Frost

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Frost
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Male
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Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Poem The Road Not Taken. Also a playwright. Congressional Gold Medal 1960.

Lou Henry Hoover

Real/Birth Name:
Lou Henry
Also Known As:
Lou Hoover
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Female
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Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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First Lady when her husband served as president, 1929 to 1933. Spoke Chinese. Translated a book from Latin. National president of the Girl Scouts.

Guglielmo Marconi

Real/Birth Name:
Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi
Also Known As:
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
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Male
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63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Credited as the inventor of radio, then called wireless telegraphy. Nobel Prize in Physics 1909. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1978. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. National Radio Hall of Fame 1988. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Albert Medal 1914.

Edward "Major" Bowes

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Bowes
Also Known As:
Major Edward Bowes
Major Bowes
Nickname(s):
Major
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Male
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Age at Death:
71, 1 day before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Host, amateur talent radio show Major Bowes Amateur Hour
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1513 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Herbert Hoover

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Clark Hoover
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Republican. President of the US 1929-1933. First president born west of the Mississippi.

Nap Lajoie

Real/Birth Name:
Nap Lajoie
Also Known As:
Larry Lajoie
Nickname(s):
The Frenchman
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951.

Winston Churchill

Real/Birth Name:
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
Also Known As:
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill
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Male
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Age at Death:
90
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Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. 1953 invested as a Knight of the Garter. Congressional Gold Medal 1969. Albert Medal 1945. Time Person of the Year 1940. Time Person of the Year 1949.
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