Edwin S. Porteris put in charge of Thomas Edison's motion-picture production company.
January 14 - Bebe Daniels, USA actor (+ 1971)
February 1 - Clark Gable, USA actor (+ 1960)
February 25 - Zeppo Marx, of the Marx Brothers (+ 1979)
August 4 - Louis Armstrong, actor, musician (+ 1971)
December 5 - Walt Disney (+ 1966)
December 5 - Mary Kovacs, actor, mother of Ernie Kovacs