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People Born in the Year 1878 (13 found): Names Only

Jack Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Johnson
Nickname(s):
Galveston Giant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
68 or 69
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Brief Facts:

First black heavyweight boxing champion (1908-1915.) Invented an adjustable wrench and other inventions. Served time for Mann Act violation. International Boxing Hall of Fame. Died in a car crash. Utah Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Harry Carey

Real/Birth Name:
Henry DeWitt Carey II
Also Known As:
Harry Carey Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Silent film star. Movies Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River, Air Force. Hall of Great Western Performers 1976. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1987. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1521 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Bradley (baseball)

Real/Birth Name:
William Joseph Bradley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Third base. Teams Chicago Orphans, Cleveland Blues, Cleveland Bronchos, Cleveland Naps, Brooklyn Tip-Tops, Kansas City Packers. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1957.

William K. Vanderbilt II

Real/Birth Name:
William Kissam Vanderbilt II
Also Known As:
William K. Vanderbilt Jr.
Nickname(s):
Willie K.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Consuelo Vanderbilt by 1 year.
great grandson of
nephew of
nephew of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
older brother of
Older than Harold Stirling Vanderbilt by 6 years.
grandson of
father of
first cousin of
husband of
grandson of
son of
father of

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Built estate "Eagle's Nest". Set record speed for 1 mile - 39 seconds (92mph) in 1904.

Lionel Barrymore

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Herbert Blythe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Ethel Barrymore by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than John Barrymore by 3 years.
great uncle of
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, Duel in the Sun, Key Largo, Young Dr. Kildare and many sequels of the latter movie. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Bill Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Luther Robinson
Also Known As:
William "Bill" Robinson
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Nickname(s):
Bojangles
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Tap dancer. Danced in Shirley Temple movie The Little Colonel. Movie Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Revue Blackbirds of 1928. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.

Pancho Villa

Real/Birth Name:
José Doroteo Arango Arámbula
Also Known As:
Francisco Villa
Nickname(s):
El Centauro del Norte (The Centaur of the North)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Hero of Mexican revolution. Raided Columbus, New Mexico. Assassinated 1923. Subject of many films.

George M. Cohan

Real/Birth Name:
George Michael Cohan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Wrote songs Give My Regards to Broadway, Over There, You're a Grand Old Flag. Considered the father of American musical comedy. His first big Broadway hit in 1904 was the show Little Johnny Jones. Added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Theater Hall of Fame. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1965. Irish American Hall of Fame 2012. Congressional Gold Medal 1936. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6734 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Willie Heston

Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Heston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Halfback,teams San Jose State Normal School, University of Michigan, Canton Bulldogs. In the first Rose Bowl game on January 1, 1902, he rushed for 170 yards on 18 carries, a record for 59 years. Coach, teams Drake University, North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Upton Sinclair

Real/Birth Name:
Upton Beall Sinclair Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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A Socialist. Active for union worker's rights. Candidate for governor of California and lost during the Great Depression. Pulitzer Prize Novel Dragon's Teeth in 1943. Novels The Jungle, Oil!

Louise Dresser

Real/Birth Name:
Louise Josephine Kerlin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Films in the 1920s and 1930s. Movie A Ship Comes In Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Joseph Stalin

Real/Birth Name:
Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Dictator of the Soviet Union.

Louis Chevrolet

Real/Birth Name:
Louis-Joseph Chevrolet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Became a US citizen 1915. Co-founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in 1911. A founder in 1916 of the Frontenac Motor Corporation, which made racing parts for Ford's Model T. Raced cars he made, including the Indianapolis 500. Automotive Hall of Fame 1969. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995.
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