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List of famous people born in 1896, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1896 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1896. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1896, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1896 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1896
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair. Fitzgerald's work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, The Curious Case of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 44 (1896-1940)

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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Curtis Chillingworth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1896
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Curtis Eugene Chillingworth was a Florida attorney and state judge who disappeared from his Manalapan, Florida, home, and was later murdered along with his wife, Marjorie Chillingworth. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1896-1955)

Birthplace: Florida, United States of America

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Harry Randall Truman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1896
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Harry Randall Truman was a resident of the U.S. state of Washington who lived on Mount St. Helens. He came to brief fame in the months preceding the volcano's 1980 eruption after he stubbornly refused to leave his home despite evacuation orders. He was the owner and caretaker of Mount St. Helens Lodge at Spirit Lake, located at the south end of Spirit Lake at the foot of the mountain in the danger zone at the time of the eruption. After Truman's death, his family and friends reflected on his love for the mountain. He was commemorated in a book by his niece and a song by Headgear. In 1981, Art Carney portrayed Truman in the docu-drama film St. Helens. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 84 (1896-1980)

Birthplace: Ivydale, Clay County, West Virginia, West Virginia, United States of America

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Anastasio Somoza García is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1896
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Anastasio Somoza García was officially the President of Nicaragua from 1 January 1937 to 1 May 1947 and from 21 May 1950 to 29 September 1956, but ruled effectively as dictator from 1936 until his assassination. Anastasio Somoza started a dynasty that maintained absolute control over Nicaragua for 44 years. The son of a wealthy coffee planter, Somoza was educated in the United States. After his return to Nicaragua, he helped oust President Adolfo Díaz. He became the foreign secretary and took the title of "General." With the help of the US Marine Corps, which occupied Nicaragua at the time, Somoza became the head of the National Guard. This gave him the power base to remove his wife's uncle, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 60 (1896-1956)

Birthplace: San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua

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