People Who Were Born in the Year 1895:

(41 found)

Jeannette Piccard
aviator, inventor, religion

Real/Birth Name:
Jeannette Ridlon
Also Known As:
Jeannette Ridlon Piccard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jean Piccard, until his earlier death.
Younger than Jean Piccard by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

High altitude balloonist. The first licensed female balloon pilot in the U.S.; the first woman to fly to the stratosphere; co-inventor of the plastic balloon; the first woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest in the U.S.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Paddy Driscoll
football, coach, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
John Leo Driscoll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, halfback, drop kicker. Teams Northwestern University, Hammond All-Stars, Great Lakes Navy, Hammond Pros, Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears. Coach, and baseball for team Chicago Cubs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bo McMillin
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Nugent McMillin
Nickname(s):
Bo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Centre College, Milwaukee Badgers, Cleveland Indians. Coach, teams Centenary College of Louisiana, Kansas State University, Indiana University, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Buddy De Sylva
lyricist, writer, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
George Gard De Sylva
Also Known As:
B.G. "Buddy" De Sylva
B.G. De Sylva
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often teamed with Lew Brown, Ray Henderson. Co-founder of Capitol Records.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry4 June 1992

George Halas
coach, football, business

Real/Birth Name:
George S. Halas
Nickname(s):
Papa Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner and coach of team Chicago Bears.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Babe Ruth
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
George Herman Ruth
Nickname(s):
the Babe
the Bambino
the Sultan of Swat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and outfielder with 714 home runs - considered the best player ever. Team New York Yankees.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Gipp
football

Real/Birth Name:
George Gipp
Nickname(s):
The Gipper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Multiple roles, halfback, quarterback, punter. Team University of Notre Dame. Mentioned in the movie Knute Rockne, All American. Died young of infected throat or pneumonia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bert Bell
football, coach, commissioner

Real/Birth Name:
De Benneville Bell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, team University of Pennsylvania. Coach and co-owner, teams Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Matthew Ridgway
military

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Bunker Ridgway
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Army General. Supreme Allied Commander, Europe for NATO. Directed the Korean War effort for the UN. Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Shemp Howard
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Horwitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Curly Howard by 8 years.
older brother of
Older than Moe Howard by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Member of The Three Stooges.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Three Stooges.

Alberta Hunter
jazz, composer, blues

Real/Birth Name:
Alberta Hunter
Also Known As:
May Alix
Josephine Beatty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked also as a nurse then resumed singing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bert Gordon
actor, comedy, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Barney Gorodetsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role as the Mad Russian and his trademark line "How dooo you do." Radio programs The Eddie Cantor Program, The Jack Benny Program, The Abbott and Costello Program.

Bernie Moore
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Bernie H. Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach at (teams) Mercer University, Louisiana State University. Also track and basketball coach. SEC commisioner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rudolph Valentino
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina D'Antonguolla
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent film star. Movies The Sheik, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6164 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Richard Barthelmess
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Semler Barthelmess
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Only Angels Have Wings.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Prescott Bush
business, Senator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Prescott Sheldon Bush
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
husband of
Dorothy Walker Bush, until he died.
Older than Dorothy Walker Bush by 6 years.
father of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
great great grandfather of
grandson of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
great great grandfather of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
grandfather of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

US Senator from Connecticut from 1952 until January 1963.

Paul Lukas
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Pál Lukács
Also Known As:
Lukács Pál
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hungarian. Academy Award for movie Watch on the Rhine (1943).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

William Boyd
actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Boyd
Also Known As:
Bill Boyd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Elinor Fair by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Role of Hopalong Cassidy in dozens of films. TV series Hopalong Cassidy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1734 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Hattie McDaniel
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Hattie McDaniel
Also Known As:
Hattie McDaniels
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Gone with the Wind in the role of Mammy. The first African-American to win an Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Jack Dempsey
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Dempsey
Also Known As:
Kid Blackie
Nickname(s):
The Manassa Mauler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 24 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion. Defeated by Gene Tunney in a controversial fight.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Gilbert
actor, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
John Cecil Pringle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Ina Claire by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Silent Films, then movie The Captain Hates the Sea.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1755 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Buckminster Fuller
architect, inventor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nickname(s):
Bucky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 11 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented geodesic dome.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Oscar Hammerstein
writer, composer, Broadway, producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein
Also Known As:
Oscar Hammerstein II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "HAM-er-styne." Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, The Sound of Music. Song Edelweiss. Many movies made from his musical plays.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bradley Kincaid
singer, musician, composer, country, folk, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Bradley Kincaid
Nickname(s):
The Kentucky Mountain Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show National Barn Dance.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Machine Gun Kelly
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
George Kelly Barnes
Also Known As:
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
George R. Kelly
Nickname(s):
Machine Gun
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crimes included bootlegging, armed robbery and kidnapping. Active during the Prohibition era. Died in prison. Gravestone says "George B. Kelly".

Ken Maynard
actor, western, wild west, rodeo, stunts, producer, writer, director, musician, singer, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Olin Maynard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rodeos, also was a trick rider with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Ringling Brothers circus. Song The Cowboy's Lament. Movie Death Valley Rangers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Pauline Pfeiffer
style, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Pauline Marie Pfeiffer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Ernest Hemingway by 3 years.
mother of
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Second wife of Ernest Hemingway. A fashion editor.

Gracie Allen
comedy, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
George Burns, until she died.
Older than George Burns by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

With her husband George Burns she did radio show Burns and Allen. Birth date may be 1902 or 1897.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Bert Lahr
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Irving Lahrheim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of the Cowardly Lion in the movie The Wizard of Oz.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Blossom Rock
actor, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald
Also Known As:
Marie Blake
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Jeanette MacDonald by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

In role of Grandmama Addams on TV show The Addams Family as Marie Blake.

Alice Lake
actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Lake
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent and talkie movies Oh Doctor!, Babes in Toyland, Frisco Kid.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1624 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Charles Bidwill
football

Real/Birth Name:
Charles W. Bidwill
Nickname(s):
Charley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner, team Chicago Cardinals, from 1933 through 1946.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Paul Muni
actor, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund
Also Known As:
Moony Weisenfreund
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 28 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tony award for play Inherit the Wind. Movie The Story of Louis Pasteur. Academy Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

George Raft
actor

Real/Birth Name:
George Ranft
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Some Like It Hot, Scarface.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6159 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Bud Abbott
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
William Alexander Abbott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In Abbott and Costello movies with Lou Costello.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1611 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6740 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Buster Keaton
actor, comedy, stunts, producer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Frank Keaton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Brief Facts:

Silent film star. Movies Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6619 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jerry Jones (football born 1895)
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Jerald Joseph Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College football, team University of Notre Dame. Teams Columbia College (Iowa), Great Lakes Navy, Decatur Staleys, Chicago Staleys, Rock Island Independents, Toledo Maroons, Cleveland Bulldogs.

Evelyn Brent
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Elizabeth Riggs
Also Known As:
Betty Riggs
Nickname(s):
Betty
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Harry Fox, until his earlier death.
Younger than Harry Fox by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Movie The Silver Horde.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6548 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Busby Berkeley
director, choreographer

Real/Birth Name:
William Berkeley Enos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for musical and dance revues.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Yakima Canutt
stunts, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Enos Edward Canutt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many movie stunts. Rodeo rider.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry14 August 1985

King George VI
royalty, military

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Frederick Arthur George (House of Windsor)
Also Known As:
His Royal Highness Prince Albert of York
Duke of York
Emperor of India
Nickname(s):
Bertie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
grandson of
great great grandfather of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Duke of Windsor by 1 year.
husband of
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, until he died.
Older than Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by 4 years.
second cousin twice removed of
grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great nephew of
uncle of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great great grandfather of
uncle of
great grandfather of
second cousin once removed of
grandson of
son of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
uncle of
uncle of
second cousin of
great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
son of
older brother of
Older than Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood by 1 year.
great great grandfather of
second cousin of
great grandfather of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
grandfather of
great nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
grandfather of
uncle of
grandfather of
great great grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Prince George, Duke of Kent by 7 years.
great grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester by 4 years.
older brother of
Older than Prince John of the United Kingdom by 9 years.
great nephew of
great great grandfather of
uncle of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
uncle of
uncle of
great grandfather of
uncle of
second cousin of
great nephew of
first cousin once removed of
grandfather of
great nephew of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
second cousin twice removed of
father of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
grandson of
nephew of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
first cousin once removed of
father of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
great great grandfather of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great nephew of
first cousin once removed of
great grandfather of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Became king when his brother, King Edward VIII (aka the Duke of Windsor) abdicated. He had a stammering problem which he worked to solve. Naval service in World War I.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Albert Medal 1951.
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