Births timeline

  • Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt Is Born

    Archibald, nicknamed both "Archie" and "Archikins", was born in Washington, D.C., the fourth child of president Theodore Roosevelt and his second... Read more

  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Is Born

    Journalist, short-story writer, and novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was born on August 8, 1896, in Washington, D.C. Rawlings is best known for... Read more

  • Thornton Niven Wilder Is Born

    Thornton Niven Wilder was born April 17, 1897, in Madison, Wisconsin. Arguably one of the greatest playwrights of the twentieth century, Wilder is... Read more

  • Quentin Roosevelt Is Born

    Quentin was the youngest child of the Roosevelt family including half-sister Alice, sister, Ethel, and brothers Theodore Jr., Kermit and Archibald... Read more

  • Enzo Ferrari is Born

    Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena Italy on February 18 1898. He came from a well to do family that owned a metal foundry making railroad parts, they... Read more

  • August Anheuser Busch Jr. Is Born

    Brewing magnate August Anheuser Busch Jr. was born March 28, 1899, in St. Louis, Missouri. Scion of the famous brewing family, Busch served as... Read more

  • Louis Armstrong is born

    Armstrong often stated in public interviews that he was born on July 4, 1900, a date that has been noted in many biographies. Although he died in... Read more

  • Charles Augustus Lindbergh is Born

    Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) (nicknamed "Slim," "Lucky Lindy" and "The Lone Eagle") was an American aviator,... Read more

  • John Dillinger Born

    John Herbert Dillinger was born June 22, 1903 in the Oak Hill section of Indianapolis, Indiana, the younger of two children born to John Wilson... Read more

  • George Orwell Is Born

    Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author. His work is marked by a... Read more

  • Milton Berle is Born

    Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an Emmy-winning American comedian and actor. As the manic host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater... Read more

  • Clyde Barrow Is Born

    Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well known outlaws, robbers, and criminals... Read more

  • Julia Child is Born

    Julia Child (August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality. She introduced French cuisine and cooking... Read more

  • Leslie Lynch King Jr. (Gerald Ford) is Born

    Ford was born as Leslie Lynch King, Jr. on July 14, 1913, at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska, where his parents lived with his paternal... Read more

  • Stanley Kramer is Born

    Stanley Earl Kramer (29 September 1913 – 19 February 2001) was an American film director and producer responsible for some of Hollywood's most... Read more

  • Jack LaLanne Is Born

    Jack LaLanne (born September 26, 1914) is an American fitness, exercise and nutritional expert, celebrity, lecturer, and motivational speaker who... Read more

  • Joe DiMaggio is Born

    Born as Guiseppe Paolo DiMaggio in Martinez, California on November 25, 1914, Joe DiMaggio was the fourth son and eighth child born to Sicilian... Read more

  • Billie Holiday Is Born

    Jazz singer Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915, in Baltimore, Maryland. She made her professional singing debut in Harlem nightclubs in... Read more

  • Saul Bellow is Born

    Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer... Read more

  • Dizzy Gillespie is born

    John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer. He was born in... Read more

  • Jackie Robinson Born

    Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, the youngest of five children during a Spanish flu and smallpox epidemic. His older... Read more

  • Eva Gabor is Born

    Eva Gabor (February 11, 1919 – July 4, 1995) was a Hungarian-born socialite and actress. She was best known for her role on Green Acres as Lisa... Read more

  • Shelley Winters is Born

    Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was an American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television;... Read more

  • Giuseppe Di Stefano Is Born

    Giuseppe Di Stefano (24 July 1921 – 3 March 2008) was an Italian operatic tenor who sang professionally from the late 1940s until the early 1970s.... Read more

  • Kurt Vonnegut is Born

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy, and science... Read more