List of Famous people who born in 1903

John Dillinger

First Name John
Last Name Dillinger
Died on July 22, 1934

John Herbert Dillinger was an American gangster of the Great Depression. He led a group known as the "Dillinger Gang", which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations. Dillinger was imprisoned several times but escaped twice. He was charged, but not convicted of the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana, police officer who shot Dillinger in his bullet-proof vest during a shootout; it was the only time Dillinger was charged with homicide.

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Russell Bufalino

First Name Russell
Last Name Bufalino
Born on October 29, 1903
Died on February 25, 1994 (aged 90)
Born in Italy, Sicily
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Russell Alfred Bufalino was an Italian-American mobster who became the crime boss of the Northeastern Pennsylvania crime family known as the Bufalino crime family, which he ruled from 1959 to 1989. He was a cousin of attorney William Bufalino, the longtime counsel for Jimmy Hoffa. Bufalino died on February 25, 1994.

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Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin
Born on May 8, 1903
Died on February 26, 1971 (aged 67)

Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin, better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer. Born in Marseille, France, to Désirée Bedouin and Denis Contandin, originating in Perosa Argentina, an Occitan town located in the province of Turin. He was a comedy star who first gained popularity in French vaudeville, operettas, and music-hall revues. His stage name originated from his marriage to Henriette Manse, the sister of his best friend and frequent cinematic collaborator Jean Manse. So attentive was he to his wife that his mother-in-law amusingly referred to him as Fernand d'elle.

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Kane Tanaka

First Name Kane
Last Name Tanaka
Born on January 2, 1903
Died on April 19, 2022 (aged 119)
Born in Japan

Kane Tanaka is a Japanese supercentenarian, who is the world's oldest verified living person at age 118 years, 33 days. She is the third-oldest verified person and oldest verified Japanese person ever. On 2 January 2021, she became the third person ever to reach the age of 118, behind Sarah Knauss and Jeanne Calment.

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Silvina Ocampo

First Name Silvina
Born on July 28, 1903
Died on December 14, 1993 (aged 90)
Born in Argentina

Silvina Ocampo Aguirre was an Argentine short story writer, poet, and artist. Ocampo's friend and collaborator Jorge Luis Borges called Ocampo "one of the greatest poets in the Spanish language, whether on this side of the ocean or on the other." Her first book was Viaje olvidado (1937), translated as Forgotten Journey (2019), and her final piece was Las repeticiones, published posthumously in 2006.

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Born on March 6, 1903
Died on June 16, 2000 (aged 97)
Born in Japan, Tokyo

Empress Kōjun , born Princess Nagako , was a member of the Imperial House of Japan, the wife of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) and the mother of Shigeko Higashikuni, Princess Sachiko Hisa-nomiya, Kazuko Takatsukasa, Atsuko Ikeda, the Emperor Emeritus Akihito, Prince Masahito Hitachi-nomiya and Takako Shimazu.

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Rudolf Abel

William August Fisher
First Name Rudolf
Last Name Abel
Born on July 11, 1903
Died on November 15, 1971 (aged 68)

Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, real name William August Fisher, was a Soviet intelligence officer. He adopted his alias when arrested on charges of conspiracy by the FBI in 1957.

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George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair
First Name George
Last Name Orwell
Born on June 25, 1903
Died on January 21, 1950 (aged 46)
Born in India

Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

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Olav V of Norway

Alexander Edward Christian Frederik
First Name Olav
Born on July 2, 1903
Died on January 17, 1991 (aged 87)

Olav V was King of Norway from 1957 until his death.

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John von Neumann

Neumann János Lajos
First Name John
Last Name Neumann
Born on December 28, 1903
Died on February 8, 1957 (aged 53)
Born in Hungary

John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath. Von Neumann was generally regarded as the foremost mathematician of his time and said to be "the last representative of the great mathematicians". He integrated pure and applied sciences.

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