List of Famous people who born in 1901

Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney
First Name Walt
Last Name Disney
Born on December 5, 1901
Died on December 15, 1966 (aged 65)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

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Meg Johnson

First Name Meg
Last Name Johnson
Born on January 1, 1901 (age 122)

Meg Johnson is an American poet and lecturer. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Midwestern Gothic, Slipstream Magazine, Word Riot, Hobart, and many others. Her first collection of poems, Inappropriate Sleepover, was released in 2014, her second collection, The Crimes of Clara Turlington, was released in December 2015., and her third book, Without: Body, Name, Country is due to release in September 2020. She is also the current editor of the Dressing Room Poetry Journal.

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Komaram Bheem

First Name Komaram
Born on October 22, 1901
Died on October 19, 1940 (aged 38)

Komuram Bheem was an Indian tribal leader who fought against the Asaf Jahi dynasty for the liberation of Hyderabad. Komuram Bheem fought against the feudal landlords during the Nizam's rule in a guerrilla campaign. He defied courts, laws, and any other form of Nizam authority, living off the sustenance of the forest. He took up arms against Nizam's soldiers, who he fought until his last breath.

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Clark Gable

William Clark Gable
First Name Clark
Last Name Gable
Born on February 1, 1901
Died on November 16, 1960 (aged 59)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

William Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades of which was as a leading man. Gable died of a heart attack; his final on screen appearance was of an aging cowboy in The Misfits, released posthumously in 1961.

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Princess Märtha of Sweden

Prinsessan Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra av Sverige
First Name Princess
Last Name Sweden
Born on March 28, 1901
Died on April 5, 1954 (aged 53)

Princess Märtha of Sweden was Crown Princess of Norway as the spouse of the future King Olav V from 1929 until her death in 1954. The presently reigning King Harald V is her only son. Märtha was also a sister of Queen Astrid of Belgium, and a maternal aunt of Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, King Baudouin of Belgium and King Albert II of Belgium.

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Gary Cooper

First Name Gary
Last Name Cooper
Born on May 7, 1901
Died on May 13, 1961 (aged 60)
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Gary Cooper was an American actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice and had a further three nominations, as well as receiving an Academy Honorary Award for his career achievements in 1961. He was one of the top 10 film personalities for 23 consecutive years, and one of the top money-making stars for 18 years. The American Film Institute (AFI) ranked Cooper at No. 11 on its list of the 25 greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Magda Goebbels

Johanna Maria Magdalena Behrend
First Name Magda
Born on November 11, 1901
Died on May 1, 1945 (aged 43)
Born in Germany

Johanna Maria Magdalena "Magda" Goebbels was the wife of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. A prominent member of the Nazi Party, she was a close ally, companion, and political supporter of Adolf Hitler. Some historians refer to her as the unofficial "first lady" of Nazi Germany, while others give that title to Emmy Göring.

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

First Name Grand
Last Name Russia
Born on June 5, 1901
Died on July 17, 1918 (aged 17)

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna.

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Ödön von Horváth

Edmund Josef von Horváth
First Name Ödön
Born on December 9, 1901
Died on June 1, 1938 (aged 36)

Edmund Josef von Horváth was a German-writing Austro-Hungarian-born playwright and novelist. He preferred the Hungarian version of his first name and published as Ödön von Horváth.

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Michael D’Andrea

First Name Michael
Last Name D’Andrea
Born on January 1, 1901 (age 122)

Michael D'Andrea is an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency who spent nine years as director of Counterterrorism Center (CTC) during the war on terror, serving as a major figure in the search for Osama bin Laden, as well as the American drone strike targeted killing campaign. In 2017 he was appointed to head the agency's Iran Mission Center, one of the earliest moves in what became the 'maximum pressure' strategy of the Trump administration against Iran. In January 2020, there were unverified reports of his death.

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Lee Hoi-chuen

First Name Lee
Last Name Hoi-chuen
Born on February 4, 1901
Died on February 7, 1965 (aged 64)

Lee Moon-shuen known professionally as Lee Hoi-chuen, was a Cantonese opera singer and film actor in Hong Kong. He was the father of Bruce Lee, the father-in-law of Linda Lee Cadwell, and also the paternal grandfather of Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee.

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Witold Pilecki

First Name Witold
Born on May 13, 1901
Died on May 25, 1948 (aged 47)

Witold Pilecki was a Polish cavalry officer, intelligence agent, and resistance leader. During World War II, he volunteered to be captured by the Nazis and embedded in Auschwitz concentration camp, to understand the nature of the camp, which was not known at the time. After his escape a few years later, he wrote Witold's Report, the first comprehensive intelligence report on the atrocities of the Holocaust.

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Andrey Vlasov

First Name Andrey
Last Name Vlasov
Died on August 1, 1946

Andrey Andreyevich Vlasov was a Russian Red Army general. During World War II, he fought in the Battle of Moscow and later was captured attempting to lift the siege of Leningrad. After being captured, he defected to Nazi Germany and headed the Russian Liberation Army. At the war's end, he changed sides again and ordered the ROA to aid the Prague uprising against the Germans. He and the ROA then tried to escape to the Western Front, but were captured by Soviet forces. Vlasov was tried for treason and hanged.

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James Murray

First Name James
Last Name Murray
Born on February 9, 1901
Died on July 11, 1936 (aged 35)

James T. Murray was an American film actor best known for starring in the 1928 film The Crowd.

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Syama Prasad Mukherjee

First Name Syama
Born on July 6, 1901
Died on June 23, 1953 (aged 51)
Born in India

Syama Prasad Mukherjee was an Indian politician, barrister and academician, who served as the Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's cabinet. After falling out with Nehru, protesting against the Nehru-Liaquat Pact, Mukherjee resigned from Nehru's cabinet. With the help of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, he founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor to the Bharatiya Janata Party, in 1951.

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Hans Kammler

First Name Hans
Last Name Kammler
Born on August 26, 1901
Died on May 9, 1945 (aged 43)

Hans Kammler was an SS-Obergruppenführer responsible for Nazi civil engineering projects and its top secret weapons programmes. He oversaw the construction of various Nazi concentration camps before being put in charge of the V-2 rocket and jet programmes towards the end of World War II. In May 1945 Kammler disappeared in the final days of the war. Despite numerous theories, his fate remains an unsolved mystery.

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Emilio Comici

First Name Emilio
Born on February 21, 1901
Died on October 19, 1940 (aged 39)

Leonardo Emilio Comici was an Italian mountain climber and caver. He made numerous ascents in the Eastern Alps, particularly in the Dolomites and in the Julian Alps. Comici was nicknamed the "Angel of the Dolomites".

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Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley
First Name Edwina
Born on November 28, 1901
Died on February 21, 1960 (aged 58)

Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma,, was an English heiress, socialite, relief worker and the last Vicereine of India as wife of Admiral of the Fleet The 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

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Dee Barnes

First Name Dee
Last Name Barnes
Born on January 1, 1901 (age 122)

Dee Barnes is an American rapper and former television personality who performed in the West Coast Hip Hop female duo Body & Soul and hosted a radio show on KDAY, prior to gaining wider fame as the host of Fox’s hip hop show Pump It Up!.

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Jean Mermoz

First Name Jean
Last Name Mermoz
Born on December 9, 1901
Died on December 7, 1936 (aged 34)

Jean Mermoz was a French aviator, viewed as a hero by other pilots such as Saint-Exupéry, and in his native France, where many schools bear his name. In Brazil, he also is recognized as a pioneer aviator.

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