List of Famous people who born in 1905

Una Marson

First Name Una
Last Name Marson
Born on May 5, 1905
Died on May 6, 1965 (aged 60)

Una Maud Victoria Marson was a Jamaican feminist, activist and writer, producing poems, plays and radio programmes.

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Anna May Wong

First Name Anna
Last Name Wong
Born on January 3, 1905
Died on February 3, 1961 (aged 56)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Anna May Wong was an American actress, considered to be the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star, as well as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition. Her varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage, and radio.

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Bumpy Johnson

Ellsworth Raymond Johnson
First Name Bumpy
Born on October 31, 1905
Died on July 7, 1968 (aged 62)

Ellsworth Raymond "Bumpy" Johnson was an American drug trafficker in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

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Sada Abe

First Name Sada
Last Name Abe
Born on May 28, 1905
Died on November 30, 1999 (aged 94)
Born in Japan, Tokyo

Sada Abe was a Japanese geisha and prostitute who murdered her lover, Kichizō Ishida , via erotic asphyxiation on May 18, 1936, and then cut off his penis and testicles and carried them around with her in her kimono. The story became a national sensation in Japan, acquiring mythic overtones, and has been interpreted by artists, philosophers, novelists and filmmakers. Abe was released after having served five years in prison and went on to write an autobiography.

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Christian Dior

First Name Christian
Last Name Dior
Born on January 21, 1905
Died on October 23, 1957 (aged 52)
Born in France, Normandy

Christian Dior was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior, which is now owned by Groupe Arnault. His fashion houses are now all around the world.

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Gareth Jones

First Name Gareth
Died on August 12, 1935

Gareth Richard Vaughan Jones was a Welsh journalist who in March 1933 first reported in the Western world, without equivocation and under his own name, the existence of the Soviet famine of 1932–33, including the Holodomor.

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Reda Caire

Joseph Antoine Édouard Gandour
First Name Reda
Last Name Caire
Born on February 14, 1905
Died on September 9, 1963 (aged 58)

Reda Caire (1908–1963) was a popular singer of operettes in Paris in the 1930s and 1950s.

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Faustina Kowalska

Helena Kowalska
First Name Faustina
Last Name Kowalska
Born on August 25, 1905
Died on October 5, 1938 (aged 33)

Maria Faustyna Kowalska, also known as Saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament and popularly spelled Faustina, was a Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic. Her apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Secretary of Divine Mercy".

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Kay Francis

Katharine Edwina Gibbs
First Name Kay
Last Name Francis
Born on January 13, 1905
Died on August 26, 1968 (aged 63)

Katherine Edwina "Kay" Francis was an American stage and film actress. After a brief period on Broadway in the late 1920s, she moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936, when she was the number one female star and highest-paid actress at Warner Bros. studio.

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Dag Hammarskjöld

First Name Dag
Last Name Hammarskjöld
Died on September 18, 1961

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. As of 2021, Hammarskjöld remains the youngest person to have held the Secretary-General post, having been only 47 years old when he was appointed in 1953. His second term was cut short when he died in the crash of his DC-6 airplane in Northern Rhodesia while en route to cease-fire negotiations during the Congo Crisis. He is the only person in history to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize posthumously.

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Otoemon Hiroeda

First Name Otoemon
Born on December 23, 1905
Died on February 23, 1945 (aged 39)

Otoemon Hiroeda was a Japanese police officer posted to Zhunan, Miaoli in Japanese-era Taiwan. During the Pacific War, he disobeyed orders that he sacrifice the lives of 2000 Taiwanese soldiers under his command in a suicidal attack, and then killed himself. His actions resulted in a spirit tablet for him being enshrined within Quanhua Temple on Lion Head Mountain, Miaoli County, Taiwan.

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Yusif Mammadaliyev

First Name Yusif
Born on December 31, 1905
Died on December 15, 1961 (aged 55)

Yusif Haydar oglu Mammadaliyev was an Azerbaijani chemist. He was a Doctor of Chemistry, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR, and was the president of the National Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR.

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Clara Bow

First Name Clara
Last Name Bow
Born on July 29, 1905
Died on September 27, 1965 (aged 60)

Clara Gordon Bow was an American actress who rose to stardom during the silent film era of the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" in 1929. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.

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Wolfram Sievers

First Name Wolfram
Last Name Sievers
Born on July 10, 1905
Died on June 2, 1948 (aged 42)

Wolfram Sievers was Reichsgeschäftsführer, or managing director, of the Ahnenerbe from 1935 to 1945.

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Robert Newton

First Name Robert
Last Name Newton
Born on June 1, 1905
Died on March 25, 1956 (aged 50)

Robert Guy Newton was an English actor. Along with Errol Flynn, Newton was one of the more popular actors among the male juvenile audience of the 1940s and early 1950s, especially with British boys. Known for his hard-living lifestyle, he was cited as a role model by the actor Oliver Reed and the Who's drummer Keith Moon.

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Kurt Gerstein

First Name Kurt
Last Name Gerstein
Born on August 11, 1905
Died on July 25, 1945 (aged 39)

Kurt Gerstein was a German SS officer and head of technical disinfection services of the Hygiene-Institut der Waffen-SS. After witnessing mass murders in the Belzec and Treblinka Nazi extermination camps, Gerstein gave a detailed report to Swedish diplomat Göran von Otter, as well as to Swiss diplomats, members of the Roman Catholic Church with contacts to Pope Pius XII, and to the Dutch government-in-exile, in an effort to inform the international community about the Holocaust. In 1945, following his surrender, he wrote the Gerstein Report covering his experience of the Holocaust. He died of an alleged suicide while in French custody.

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Franchot Tone

Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone
First Name Franchot
Born on February 27, 1905
Died on September 18, 1968 (aged 63)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone was an American actor, producer, and director of stage, film and television. He was a leading man in the 1930s and early 1940s, and at the height of his career was known for his gentlemanly, sophisticate roles, with supporting roles by the 1950s. His acting crossed many genres including pre-Code romantic leads to noir layered roles and many World War I films. He appeared as a guest star in episodes of several golden age television series, including The Twilight Zone and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour while continuing to act and produce in the theater and movies throughout the 1960s.

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Red Nichols

First Name Red
Last Name Nichols
Born on May 8, 1905
Died on June 28, 1965 (aged 60)

Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols was an American jazz cornetist, composer, and jazz bandleader.

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Erika Mann

First Name Erika
Last Name Mann
Born on November 9, 1905
Died on August 27, 1969 (aged 63)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Erika Julia Hedwig Mann was a German actress and writer, daughter of the novelist Thomas Mann.

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Vasily Grossman

Иосиф Соломонович Гроссман
First Name Vasily
Died on September 14, 1964

Vasily Semyonovich Grossman was a Russian writer and journalist.

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