Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s - 1880s - 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
Years: 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 - 1881 - 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886
Arts, Sciences, Literature and Philosophy
- January 4 - Wilhelm Lehmbruck[?], sculptor (+ 1919)
- January 6 - Sam Rayburn[?], Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (+ 1961)
- January 16 - Sir Arthur Percy Morris Fleming[?], radio pioneer
- February 4 - Fernand Leger, painter (+ 1955)
- February 12 - Anna Pavlova, ballerina (+ 1931)
- March 12 - Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic (+ 1938)
- March 25 - Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer.
- March 25 - Mary Gladys Webb[?], writer (+ 1927)
- June 17 - Tommy Burns, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
- August 6 - Sir Alexander Fleming, British discoverer of penicillin.
- October 15 - P. G. Wodehouse, British-American writer.
- Kemal Ataturk
- October 25 - Pablo Picasso, outstanding artist of the 20th century
- November 24 - Al Christie, early Hollywood director/producer (+ 1951)
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