Famous people born in 1899

John Hasbrouck Van Vleck

John Hasbrouck Van Vleck

John Hasbrouck Van Vleck was an American physicist and mathematician who won a share of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics

AmericanMarch 13, 189996 views

Norman Taurog

Norman Taurog was an American film director who became the youngest person ever to win the Academy Award for Best Director

George Cukor

George Cukor was an American film director known for films like ‘The Philadelphia Story’ and ‘Gaslight.’ This biography of George Cukor provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

AmericanJuly 7, 189998 views

Max Theiler

Max Theiler was a South African-American virologist who developed a vaccine against yellow fever

Paul Hermann Müller

Paul Hermann Muller was a Swiss Chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of a form of DDT

SwissJanuary 12, 189998 views

James Wong Howe

James Wong Howe was a successful and distinguished Chinese American cinematographer

ChineseAugust 28, 1899111 views

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton was an English actor counted amongst the most versatile performers of his generation

AmericanJuly 1, 189987 views

Georges Bidault

Georges-Augustin Bidault was a French politician who served as the Prime Minister of France twice.

FrenchOctober 5, 1899104 views

P. L. Travers

P L Travers, born as Helen Lyndon Goff, was a mysterious and prickly Australian born British novelist, actress and journalist

Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian was an internationally reputed scientist who undertook pioneering research work in chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants

AmericanApril 11, 1899130 views