The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies
Famous people born in 1899
Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

English director and producer
Al Capone

Al Capone (1899 - 1947)

American gangster
Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987)

American dancer and actor
Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

American composer, pianist, and bandleader
Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

Russian novelist, professor, and lepidopterist
Friedrich Hayek

Friedrich Hayek (1899 - 1992)

Austrian-English economist and philosopher
Noël Coward

Noël Coward (1899 - 1973)

English actor, playwright, and composer
Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael (1899 - 1981)

American composer
Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson (1899 - 1983)

American actress
Burt Munro

Burt Munro (1899 - 1978)

New Zealand motorcycle racer
E. B. White

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

American writer
Udham Singh

Udham Singh (1899 - 1940)

Indian activist
Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss (1899 - 1973)

German-American philosopher
George Brent

George Brent (1899 - 1979)

American film actor
George Cukor

George Cukor (1899 - 1983)

American director
Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson (1899 - 1970)

American blues and jazz musician
Jean Moulin

Jean Moulin (1899 - 1943)

French resistance leader
Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968)

Italian-Argentinian painter and sculptor
Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

Mexican painter
Edgar Nixon

Edgar Nixon (1899 - 1987)

NAACP, Sleeping Car Porters Union, and Bus Boycott leader in AL
Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias (1899 - 1974)

Guatemalan journalist, author, and poet
Alfred Blalock

Alfred Blalock (1899 - 1964)

American surgeon
Howard Hill

Howard Hill (1899 - 1975)

American archer
Eugene Ormandy

Eugene Ormandy (1899 - 1985)

American conductor
Suzanne Lenglen

Suzanne Lenglen (1899 - 1938)

French tennis player
Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton (1899 - 1978)

Journalist, author
Charles Herbert Best

Charles Herbert Best (1899 - 1978)

medical scientist, co-discoverer of insulin
Randall Thompson

Randall Thompson (1899 - 1984)

American composer
Alfred Gruenther

Alfred Gruenther (1899 - 1983)

United States Army general
Buck Shaw

Buck Shaw (1899 - 1977)

American football player and coach
Sara Haden

Sara Haden (1899 - 1981)

American actor American actor
May Miller

May Miller (1899 - 1995)

Poet and Playwright
Adolph Murie

Adolph Murie (1899 - 1974)

author, ecologist, forester, wildlife biologist, and
Leo Diegel

Leo Diegel (1899 - 1951)

Professional golfer
Leopold Mannes

Leopold Mannes (1899 - 1964)

American Jewish musician