The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies
Famous people born in 1897
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart (122)

American aviator and writer
Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra Bose (1897 - 1945)

Indian politician and activist
Joseph Goebbels

Joseph Goebbels (1897 - 1945)

German politician
Lucky Luciano

Lucky Luciano (1897 - 1962)

Italian-American mobster
Jiroemon Kimura

Jiroemon Kimura (1897 - 2013)

Japanese super-centenarian
Elijah Muhammad

Elijah Muhammad (1897 - 1975)

American religious leader
Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton (1897 - 1968)

English author
Moe Howard

Moe Howard (1897 - 1975)

American actor
Frank Capra

Frank Capra (1897 - 1991)

American producer, director, and writer
Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

English politician
Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich (1897 - 1957)

Austrian-born psychotherapist
Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day (1897 - 1980)

American journalist and activist
Lester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson (1897 - 1972)

Canadian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Edith Head

Edith Head (1897 - 1981)

American costume designer
Soong May-ling

Soong May-ling (1897 - 2003)

Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek
Vito Genovese

Vito Genovese (1897 - 1969)

Italian-American mobster
Marion Davies

Marion Davies (1897 - 1961)

American actress
Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan (1897 - 1960)

Welsh politician
Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille (1897 - 1962)

French philosopher and writer
Pola Negri

Pola Negri (1897 - 1987)

Actress, author, singer
Dina Manfredini

Dina Manfredini (1897 - 2012)

Italian-American super-centenarian
Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

American dramatist
Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet (1897 - 1959)

American musician
Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell (1897 - 1972)

Journalist, commentator
Gene Tunney

Gene Tunney (1897 - 1978)

United States Marine
Paavo Nurmi

Paavo Nurmi (1897 - 1973)

Finnish runner
Louis Aragon

Louis Aragon (1897 - 1982)

French author and poet
Ludwig Erhard

Ludwig Erhard (1897 - 1977)

German politician
Norbert Elias

Norbert Elias (1897 - 1990)

German sociologist
Frank Luke

Frank Luke (1897 - 1918)

American pilot
Lucius D. Clay

Lucius D. Clay (1897 - 1978)

United States general
Manuel Ávila Camacho

Manuel Ávila Camacho (1897 - 1955)

Mexican politician, 45th President of Mexico
Ivan Albright

Ivan Albright (1897 - 1983)

Painter and artist
Miles Browning

Miles Browning (1897 - 1954)

American World War II admiral
Alexandre Tansman

Alexandre Tansman (1897 - 1986)

Franco-Polish musician
Armstrong Sperry

Armstrong Sperry (1897 - 1976)

American writer and illustrator
Howard Deering Johnson

Howard Deering Johnson (1897 - 1972)

entrepreneur, restaurant and hotel industry executive
John W. Galbreath

John W. Galbreath (1897 - 1988)

Businessman: Building Contractor Racehorse owner/breeder Philanthropist