The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies
Famous people born in 1898
C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Irish author and poet
M. C. Escher

M. C. Escher (1898 - 1972)

Dutch illustrator
George Gershwin

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)

American music composer and pianist
Golda Meir

Golda Meir (1898 - 1978)

Israeli teacher and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel
Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson (1898 - 1976)

American singer, actor, and activist
Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936)

Spanish poet, lyricist, and dramatist
Chesty Puller

Chesty Puller (1898 - 1971)

American military officer
Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976)

American sculptor
Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari (1898 - 1988)

Italian race car driver and businessman, founded Ferrari
Henry Moore

Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)

English sculptor
Zhou Enlai

Zhou Enlai (1898 - 1976)

Chinese Premier
Jack Haley

Jack Haley (1898 - 1979)

American actor
William James Sidis

William James Sidis (1898 - 1944)

American mathematician
Umm Kulthum

Umm Kulthum (1898 - 1975)

Egyptian singer-songwriter and actress
Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898 - 1976)

Finnish designer and architect
Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne (1898 - 1990)

American actress
Herbert Marcuse

Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979)

German philosopher
Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)

American minister and author
Maria Rasputin

Maria Rasputin (1898 - 1977)

Daughter of Grigori Rasputin; memoirist, circus performer
Armand Hammer

Armand Hammer (1898 - 1990)

American businessman and philanthropist
Leó Szilárd

Leó Szilárd (1898 - 1964)

Hungarian-American physicist
Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo (1898 - 1960)

Italian shoemaker, founder of Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A.
Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979)

American art collector
Lotte Lenya

Lotte Lenya (1898 - 1981)

Austrian singer and actress
Gracie Fields

Gracie Fields (1898 - 1979)

English singer and comedienne
Julius Evola

Julius Evola (1898 - 1974)

Italian philosopher and esotericist
Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar Myrdal (1898 - 1987)

Swedish economist
Wiley Post

Wiley Post (1898 - 1935)

First pilot to fly around the world
Preston Sturges

Preston Sturges (1898 - 1959)

Film director, screenwriter
Totò

Totò (1898 - 1967)

Italian actor and singer
Curly Lambeau

Curly Lambeau (1898 - 1965)

American football player, coach, and executive
Kurt Tank

Kurt Tank (1898 - 1983)

German aircraft designer
Dorothy Gish

Dorothy Gish (1898 - 1968)

Actress, director, writer
Hanns Eisler

Hanns Eisler (1898 - 1962)

German composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong

Lil Hardin Armstrong (1898 - 1971)

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Grace Moore

Grace Moore (1898 - 1947)

Opera singer, actress
Harry Crosby

Harry Crosby (1898 - 1929)

Publisher, poet, writer; Co-founder, Black Sun Press
Vincent Youmans

Vincent Youmans (1898 - 1946)

American composer
Frankie Frisch

Frankie Frisch (1898 - 1973)

American baseball player and coach
Joseph Kessel

Joseph Kessel (1898 - 1979)

French journalist and author