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Osip Abdulov

Osip Abdulov (November 16, 1900-June 14, 1953)

Osip Naumovich Abdulov was a Soviet actor. Wikipedia
Łódź, Piotrków Governorate Russian Empire
Moscow, Russian SFSR Soviet Union

Germán Arciniegas (December 6, 1900-November 30, 1999)

Germán Arciniegas Angueyra was a Colombian historian, author and journalist who was known for his advocacy of educational and cultural issues, as well as his outspoken opposition to dictatorship. He also served as a college professor and held positions in the government, including Minister of Education and several ambassadorships. Wikipedia
Newton Arvin

Newton Arvin (August 25, 1900-March 21, 1963)

Fredrick Newton Arvin was an American literary critic and academic. He achieved national recognition for his studies of individual nineteenth-century American authors. Wikipedia
Valparaiso, Indiana
Northampton, Massachusetts

Emmanuel d'Astier de La Vigerie (January 9, 1900-June 12, 1969)

Emmanuel d'Astier de La Vigerie was a French journalist, politician and member of the French Resistance. Wikipedia

William Edmund Barrett (November 16, 1900-September 14, 1986)

William Edmund Barrett was an American author. Wikipedia
Arnold Orville Beckman

Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900-May 18, 2004)

Arnold Orville Beckman was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at California Institute of Technology, he founded Beckman Instruments based on his 1934 invention of the pH meter, a device for measuring acidity, later considered to have "revolutionized the study of chemistry and biology". He also developed... Wikipedia
Cullom, Illinois
La Jolla, California

Marc Bernard (September 6, 1900-November 15, 1983)

Marc Bernard, was a French writer, the winner of the French literary prize 'Prix Interallié' for 'Anny' in 1943 and of the Prix Goncourt in 1942 for 'Pareils à des enfants'. Wikipedia
Alessandro Blasetti

Alessandro Blasetti (July 3, 1900-February 1, 1987)

Alessandro Blasetti was an Italian film director and screenwriter who influenced Italian neorealism with the film 'Quattro passi fra le nuvole'. Blasetti was one of the leading figures in Italian cinema during the Fascist era. He is sometimes known as the "father of Italian cinema" because of his role in reviving the struggling industry in the late... Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

John Mason Brown (July 3, 1900-March 16, 1969)

John Mason Brown was an American drama critic and author. Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky
New York, New York

Billy Burch (November 20, 1900-November 30, 1950)

Harry Wilfred Burch was an American-born, Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League for the Hamilton Tigers, New York Americans, Chicago Black Hawks, and Boston Bruins. Born in Yonkers, New York, Burch grew up in Toronto and scored 42 goals in 12 Memorial Cup playoff games to lead the Toronto Canoe Club... Wikipedia
Yonkers, NY, USA
Toronto, ON, CAN
Ernst Busch (actor)

Ernst Busch (actor) (January 22, 1900-June 8, 1980)

Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Busch was a German singer and actor. Wikipedia
Kiel, German Empire
Berlin, East Germany
Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900-August 30, 1985)

Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback. Wikipedia
Manchester, England
Greenwich, Connecticut
Kenneth Stewart Cole

Kenneth Stewart Cole (July 10, 1900-April 18, 1984)

Kenneth Stewart Cole was an American biophysicist described by his peers as "a pioneer in the application of physical science to biology". Cole was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1967. Wikipedia
Ithaca, New York
La Jolla
Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900-December 2, 1990)

Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, in his later years he was often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers" and is best known to the public for the works he wrote in... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Theodosius Dobzhansky

Theodosius Dobzhansky (January 24, 1900-December 18, 1975)

Theodosius Grygorovych Dobzhansky ForMemRS was a prominent Ukrainian-born American geneticist and evolutionary biologist, and a central figure in the field of evolutionary biology for his work in shaping the unifying modern evolutionary synthesis. Dobzhansky was born in Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire, and immigrated to the United States... Wikipedia
Nemyriv, Dnieper Ukraine, Russia
San Jacinto, California, United States
Wilhelm Feldberg

Wilhelm Feldberg (November 19, 1900-October 23, 1993)

Wilhelm Siegmund Feldberg CBE FRS was a German-British physiologist and biologist. Wikipedia
Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900-March 10, 1948)

Zelda Fitzgerald was an American novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, she was an icon of the 1920s—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper." After the success of his first novel, 'This Side of Paradise', the Fitzgeralds became celebrities. Wikipedia
Montgomery, Alabama
Asheville, North Carolina
Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm (March 23, 1900-March 18, 1980)

Erich Seligmann Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. Wikipedia
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Dennis Gabor

Dennis Gabor (June 5, 1900-February 8, 1979)

Dennis Gabor was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wikipedia
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
London, United Kingdom
Fosco Giachetti

Fosco Giachetti (March 28, 1900-December 22, 1974)

Fosco Giachetti was an Italian actor. Wikipedia
Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Rome, Italy
Goose Goslin

Goose Goslin (October 16, 1900-May 15, 1971)

Leon Allen "Goose" Goslin was a left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting. He played 18 seasons with the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, and Detroit Tigers, from until . He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968. Wikipedia
Salem, New Jersey
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth Goudge (April 24, 1900-April 1, 1984)

Elizabeth de Beauchamp Goudge FRSL was an English author of novels, short stories and children's books as Elizabeth Goudge. She won the Carnegie Medal for British children's books in 1946 for 'The Little White Horse'. She was a best-selling author in both the UK and the US from the 1930s through the 1970s. Wikipedia
Wells, England, UK
Vasiliy Grabin

Vasiliy Grabin (January 9, 1900-April 18, 1980)

Vasiliy Gavrilovich Grabin was a Soviet artillery designer. He led a design bureau at Joseph Stalin Factory No. 92 in Gorky. Wikipedia
Ragnar Granit

Ragnar Granit (October 30, 1900-March 12, 1991)

Ragnar Arthur Granit was a Finland Swedish scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967 along with Haldan Keffer Hartline and George Wald "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye". Wikipedia
Helsinki, Finland
Stockholm, Sweden
Lefty Grove

Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900-May 22, 1975)

Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove was a professional baseball pitcher. After having success in the minor leagues during the early 1920s, Grove became a star in Major League Baseball with the American League's Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox, winning 300 games in his 17-year MLB career. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in... Wikipedia
Lonaconing, Maryland
Norwalk, Ohio
Tyrone Guthrie

Tyrone Guthrie (July 2, 1900-May 15, 1971)

Sir William Tyrone Guthrie was an English theatrical director instrumental in the founding of the Stratford Festival of Canada, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at his family's ancestral home, 'Annaghmakerrig', near Newbliss in County Monaghan, Ireland. Wikipedia
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Newbliss, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
Albert Hackett

Albert Hackett (February 16, 1900-March 16, 1995)

Albert Maurice Hackett was an American dramatist and screenwriter most noted for his collaborations with his partner and wife Frances Goodrich. Wikipedia
Nutley,NJ, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Edward Ramsden Hall

Edward Ramsden Hall (July 17, 1900-May 12, 1982)

Edward "Eddie" Ramsden Hall was an English racing driver. He was born in Milnsbridge into a wealthy Yorkshire family in 1900, the heir to a successful textiles business which funded his motor racing and other sporting exploits. He lived at Kirkburton, near Huddersfield until leaving the United Kingdom on his retirement in the early 1950s to live in... Wikipedia
Viktor Hamburger

Viktor Hamburger (July 9, 1900-June 12, 2001)

Viktor Hamburger was a German professor and embryologist. Hamburger lectured, among others, Nobel Prize-winning neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who identified nerve growth factor along with Hamburger when they collaborated. Hamburger began to work at Washington University in St. Louis in 1935; he retired from his professor position in 1969 and... Wikipedia
Landeshut, Silesia
St. Louis, Missouri
Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900-March 17, 1993)

Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname First Lady of American Theatre and was one of twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from President Ronald... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
Nyack, New York, U.S.
William Heinesen

William Heinesen (January 15, 1900-March 12, 1991)

Andreas William Heinesen was a poet, novel writer, short story writer, children's book writer, composer and painter from the Faroe Islands. Wikipedia
Cal Hubbard

Cal Hubbard (October 31, 1900-October 17, 1977)

Robert Calvin Hubbard was a professional American football player and later an umpire in Major League Baseball. A member of three major sports halls of fame, Hubbard is credited as being one of the inventors of the football position of linebacker. To date Hubbard is the only person to be enshrined in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the... Wikipedia
Keytesville, Missouri
St. Petersburg, Florida
Martita Hunt

Martita Hunt (January 30, 1900-June 13, 1969)

Martita Edith Hunt was an Argentine-born English theatre and film actress. She had a dominant stage presence and played a wide range of powerful characters. She is best-remembered for her performance as Miss Havisham in David Lean's 'Great Expectations'. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hampstead, London, England
Eyvind Johnson

Eyvind Johnson (July 29, 1900-August 25, 1976)

Eyvind Johnson was a Swedish writer and author. He became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1957 and shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with Harry Martinson in 1974 with the citation: 'for a narrative art, far-seeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom'. Wikipedia
near Boden, Norrbotten, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Frédéric Joliot-Curie

Frédéric Joliot-Curie (March 19, 1900-August 14, 1958)

Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie, born 'Jean Frédéric Joliot', was a French physicist, husband of Irène Joliot-Curie and Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France
Ray Keech

Ray Keech (January 5, 1900-June 15, 1929)

Charles Raymond Keech was a board track and brick track racer in the 1920s. He is best remembered for winning the 1929 Indianapolis 500, and for setting a land speed record. Wikipedia
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Tipton, Pennsylvania
Urho Kekkonen

Urho Kekkonen (September 3, 1900-August 31, 1986)

Urho Kaleva Kekkonen was a Finnish politician who served as Prime Minister of Finland and later as the eighth and longest-serving President of Finland. Kekkonen continued the “active neutrality” policy of his predecessor President Juho Kusti Paasikivi, a doctrine that came to be known as the “Paasikivi–Kekkonen line”, under which Finland retained... Wikipedia
Pielavesi, Finland
Helsinki, Finland

Hermann Kesten (January 28, 1900-May 3, 1996)

Hermann Kesten was a German novelist and dramatist. He was one of the principal literary figures of the New Objectivity movement in 1920's Germany. Wikipedia
George Kistiakowsky

George Kistiakowsky (November 18, 1900-December 7, 1982)

George Bogdanovich Kistiakowsky was a Ukrainian-American physical chemistry professor at Harvard who participated in the Manhattan Project and later served as President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Science Advisor. Wikipedia
Kiev, Russian Empire
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hans Adolf Krebs

Hans Adolf Krebs (August 25, 1900-November 22, 1981)

Sir Hans Adolf Krebs was a German-born British physician and biochemist. He was the pioneer scientist in study of cellular respiration, a biochemical pathway in cells for production of energy. He is best known for his discoveries of two important chemical reactions in the body, namely the urea cycle and the citric acid cycle. The latter, the key... Wikipedia
Hildesheim, Germany
Oxford, England
Leon Kruczkowski

Leon Kruczkowski (<a href="/born/year/1900" title="Celebrities Born in 1900">1900</a>-1962)

Leon Kruczkowski was a Polish writer and publicist, and a prominent figure of the Polish theatre in the post-WWII period. He wrote books and dramas. His best known work is the drama "'Niemcy'" written in 1949. Wikipedia
Richard Kuhn

Richard Kuhn (December 3, 1900-August 1, 1967)

Richard Kuhn was an Austrian-German biochemist and Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Heidelberg, Germany
Semyon Lavochkin

Semyon Lavochkin (September 11, 1900-June 9, 1960)

Semyon Alekseyevich Lavochkin, a Soviet aerospace engineer, Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Lavochkin aircraft design bureau. Many of his fighter designs were produced in large numbers for Soviet forces during World War II. Wikipedia
Smolensk, Russian Empire
Karagandy Province, Kazakh SSR, USSR
Fritz London

Fritz London (March 7, 1900-March 30, 1954)

Fritz Wolfgang London was a German-born American physicist and professor at Duke University. His fundamental contributions to the theories of chemical bonding and of intermolecular forces are today considered classic and are discussed in standard textbooks of physical chemistry. With his brother Heinz London, he made a significant contribution to... Wikipedia
Breslau, Germany
Durham, North Carolina

George López (April 23, 1900-December 23, 1993)

George T. López was a renowned Santos woodcarver who was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982. He was born in the small village of Cordova, New Mexico which is situated in a small valley of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The village was founded in the sixteenth century by some the earliest Spanish... Wikipedia
Cordova, New Mexico
Ted Lyons

Ted Lyons (December 28, 1900-July 25, 1986)

Theodore Amar Lyons was an American professional baseball starting pitcher, manager and coach. He played 21 big-league seasons, all with the Chicago White Sox, and is the franchise leader in wins. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. He owns the distinction of having the second highest career ERA of any Hall of Fame pitcher. He... Wikipedia
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Sulphur, Louisiana

Herbert Matthews (January 10, 1900-July 30, 1977)

Herbert Lionel Matthews was a reporter and editorialist for the 'New York Times' who grew to notoriety after revealing that Fidel Castro was still alive and living in the Sierra Maestra mountains, though Fulgencio Batista had claimed publicly that he was killed during the 26th of July Movement's landing. Wikipedia

Guy Mazeline (April 12, 1900-May 25, 1996)

Guy Mazeline was a French writer, who won the prix Goncourt in 1932. Wikipedia
Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell (November 6, 1900-August 16, 1949)

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was an American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, 'Gone with the Wind', for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. In more recent years, a collection of... Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Moorehead (December 6, 1900-April 30, 1974)

Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television. She is chiefly known for her role as Endora on the television series 'Bewitched'. Wikipedia
Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (June 25, 1900-August 27, 1979)

Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma – known informally as Lord Mountbatten – was a British statesman and naval officer, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and second cousin once removed to Elizabeth II. He was the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of the... Wikipedia
Windsor, United Kingdom
Mullaghmore, Ireland
Wolfgang Pauli

Wolfgang Pauli (April 25, 1900-December 15, 1958)

Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian-born Swiss theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Zurich, Switzerland
Katina Paxinou

Katina Paxinou (December 17, 1900-February 22, 1973)

Katina Paxinou was a Greek film and stage actress. Having won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, she is regarded as the greatest Greek actress of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Piraeus, Greece
Athens, Greece
Hyman G. Rickover

Hyman G. Rickover (January 27, 1900-July 8, 1986)

Hyman George Rickover was a United States Navy admiral who directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of Naval Reactors. In addition, he oversaw the development of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, the world's first commercial pressurized water reactor used for... Wikipedia
Maków Mazowiecki, Poland
Arlington, Virginia

Floyd Roberts (February 12, 1900-May 30, 1939)

Floyd Marion Roberts was a former Championship Car racing driver from Jamestown, North Dakota. He won the 1938 Indianapolis 500 with a record speed of . He led for 92 laps. The following year, 1939, driving the same car, he was killed in a crash on the backstretch after hitting a wooden fence at . Roberts was the first former winner and defending... Wikipedia
Jamestown, North Dakota
Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (June 29, 1900-July 31, 1944)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry was a French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella 'The Little Prince' and for his lyrical... Wikipedia
Lyon, France
Off the coast of Marseille, France
Henry A. Schade

Henry A. Schade (December 3, 1900-August 12, 1992)

Henry Adrian "Packy" Schade was a United States Navy officer, naval architect, and professor. Wikipedia
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Giorgos Seferis

Giorgos Seferis (1900-2-29-September 20, 1971)

Giorgos or George Seferis, the pen name of Georgios Seferiades, was a Greek poet-diplomat. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. He was a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service, culminating in his appointment as Ambassador to the UK, a post which he held from 1957 to 1962. Wikipedia
Urla, Ottoman Empire
Athens, Greece
Avraham Shlonsky

Avraham Shlonsky (March 6, 1900-May 18, 1973)

Avraham Shlonsky was a significant and dynamic Israeli poet and editor born in the Russian Empire. Wikipedia
Kryukovo (Poltava Oblast), Russian Empire (today in Ukraine)
Tel Aviv
Ignazio Silone

Ignazio Silone (May 1, 1900-August 22, 1978)

Ignazio Silone was the pseudonym of Secondino Tranquilli, an Italian author and politician. Wikipedia
Pescina, Italy
Geneva, Switzerland
Adlai Stevenson II

Adlai Stevenson II (February 5, 1900-July 14, 1965)

Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was an American politician and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking, and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. He served as the 31st Governor of Illinois, and received the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 1952 even though he had not campaigned in the primaries.... Wikipedia
Los Angeles
London, England, United Kingdom
Frederick Terman

Frederick Terman (June 7, 1900-December 19, 1982)

Frederick Emmons Terman was an American academician. He is widely credited with being the father of Silicon Valley. Wikipedia
English, Indiana, USA
Palo Alto, California, USA
Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900-June 10, 1967)

Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was an American actor, noted for his natural style and versatility. One of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Tracy was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor and won two, sharing the record for nominations in that category with Laurence Olivier. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
George Uhlenbeck

George Uhlenbeck (December 6, 1900-October 31, 1988)

George Eugene Uhlenbeck was a Dutch-American theoretical physicist. Wikipedia
Batavia, Dutch East Indies, now Jakarta
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Vsevolod Vishnevsky

Vsevolod Vishnevsky (December 8, 1900-February 28, 1951)

Vsevolod Vitalievich Vishnevsky was a Soviet dramatist and prose writer. Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill (March 2, 1900-April 3, 1950)

Kurt Julian Weill was a German composer, active from the 1920s in his native country, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work 'The Threepenny Opera', which included... Wikipedia
New York City
Hack Wilson

Hack Wilson (April 26, 1900-November 23, 1948)

Lewis Robert "Hack" Wilson was an American Major League Baseball player who played 12 seasons for the New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. Despite his diminutive stature, he was one of the most accomplished power hitters in the game during the late 1920s and early 1930s. His 1930 season with the Cubs is widely... Wikipedia
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Baltimore, Maryland
Roy Worters

Roy Worters (October 19, 1900-November 7, 1957)

Roy "Shrimp" Worters was a Canadian professional Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender who played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans, and was notable for recording 66 shutouts in his career and being, at 5'3" tall, the shortest player ever to play in the NHL. Wikipedia
Toronto, ON, CAN
Toronto, ON, CAN
Victor Young

Victor Young (August 8, 1900-November 10, 1956)

Victor Young was an American composer, arranger, violinist and conductor. He was born in Chicago. Wikipedia
Palm Springs, California, United States
Antoni Zygmund

Antoni Zygmund (December 25, 1900-May 30, 1992)

Antoni Zygmund was a Polish mathematician. He is considered one of the greatest analysts of the 20th century. His main area of interest was harmonic analysis. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

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