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Alfredo Antonini (May 31, 1901-November 3, 1983)

Alfredo Antonini was a leading Italian/American symphony conductor and composer who was active on the international concert stage as well as on the CBS radio and television networks from the 1930s through the 1960s. In 1971 he received an Emmy Award for best musical performance on television for his conducting of the premiere of Ezra Laderman's... Wikipedia
Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901-July 6, 1971)

Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
John Baker, Baron Baker

John Baker, Baron Baker (March 19, 1901-September 9, 1985)

John Fleetwood Baker, Baron Baker, FRS, OBE was a British scientist and structural engineer. Wikipedia
Fulgencio Batista

Fulgencio Batista (January 16, 1901-August 6, 1973)

Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar was the elected President of Cuba from 1940 to 1944, and dictator from 1952 to 1959, before being overthrown as a result of the Cuban Revolution. Wikipedia
Banes, Cuba
Guadalmina, Spain
Yocheved Bat-Miriam

Yocheved Bat-Miriam (<a href="/born/year/1901" title="Celebrities Born in 1901">1901</a>-January 7, 1980)

Yocheved Bat-Miriam was an Israeli poet. She is unusual among Hebrew poets in expressing nostalgia for the landscapes of the country of her birth. Yocheved migrated to British Palestine, later to be called Israel, in 1928. Her first book of poetry, 'Merahok' was published in 1929. In 1948, her son Nahum Hazaz from the writer Haim Hazaz died in the... Wikipedia
Ed Begley

Ed Begley (March 25, 1901-April 28, 1970)

Edward James "Ed" Begley, Sr. was an American actor of theatre, radio, film, and television. Wikipedia
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Hollywood, California, United States
John Desmond Bernal

John Desmond Bernal (May 10, 1901-September 15, 1971)

John Desmond Bernal FRS was one of the United Kingdom's best-known and most controversial scientists. Known as "Sage" to friends, Bernal is considered a pioneer in X-ray crystallography in molecular biology. He published extensively on the history of science. Wikipedia
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
London, England, buried Battersea Cemetery, Morden (unmarked)
Curt Bois

Curt Bois (April 5, 1901-December 25, 1991)

Curt Bois was a German actor. He is best remembered for his performance as the Pickpocket in 'Casablanca'. Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Richard Brauer

Richard Brauer (February 10, 1901-April 17, 1977)

Richard Dagobert Brauer was a leading German and American mathematician. He worked mainly in abstract algebra, but made important contributions to number theory. He was the founder of modular representation theory. Wikipedia
Charlottenburg
Belmont, Massachusetts
Robert Bresson

Robert Bresson (September 25, 1901-December 18, 1999)

Robert Bresson was a French film director known for his spiritual and ascetic style. He contributed notably to the art of film and influenced the French New Wave. He is often referred to as the most highly regarded French filmmaker after Jean Renoir. Bresson's influence on French cinema was once described by Jean-Luc Godard, who wrote "Robert... Wikipedia
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
Paris, France
Gino Cervi

Gino Cervi (May 3, 1901-January 3, 1974)

Gino Cervi was an Italian actor. Wikipedia
Bologna, Italy
Italy

Frank Churchill (October 20, 1901-May 14, 1942)

Frank Churchill was an American film composer. He wrote most of the music for Disney's 1937 movie 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', including "Heigh-Ho", "Whistle While You Work", and "Some Day My Prince Will Come". Other Disney films that he worked on include 'Dumbo,' 'Bambi,' and 'The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.' Wikipedia
Newhall, California, U.S.
John Collier (writer)

John Collier (writer) (May 3, 1901-April 6, 1980)

John Henry Noyes Collier was a British-born author and screenplay writer best known for his short stories, many of which appeared in 'The New Yorker' from the 1930s to the 1950s. Most were collected in 'The John Collier Reader'; earlier collections include a 1951 volume, the famous 'Fancies and Goodnights', which won the International Fantasy Award... Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA

Renié (July 31, 1901-June 12, 1992)

For over three decades, Renie Conley was a prominent Hollywood costume designer noted for clothing the stars in subtle, elegant outfits, as can be seen in the eponymous costumes Ginger Rogers wore as the glamorous all-American working girl in 'Kitty Foyle'. She got her start designing theatre sets and then working as a sketch artist for Paramount.... Wikipedia
Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901-May 13, 1961)

Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical... Wikipedia
Helena, Montana
Los Angeles, California

Rhys Davies (<a href="/born/year/1901" title="Celebrities Born in 1901">1901</a>-1978)

Rhys Davies was a Welsh novelist and short story writer, who wrote in the English language. Wikipedia
Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica (July 7, 1901-November 13, 1974)

Vittorio De Sica was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Wikipedia
Sora, Latium, Italy
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901-May 6, 1992)

Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Wikipedia
Schöneberg, Germany
Paris, France
Walt Disney

Walt Disney (December 5, 1901-December 15, 1966)

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Burbank, California, United States
Mark Donskoy

Mark Donskoy (March 6, 1901-March 21, 1981)

Mark Semyonovich Donskoy was a Soviet film director. His most famous work was the 'Gorky Trilogy', consisting of 'The Childhood of Maxim Gorky', 'My Apprenticeship', and 'My Universities'. Wikipedia
Odessa, Russian Empire
Moscow, Soviet Union
Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas (April 5, 1901-August 4, 1981)

Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor. Wikipedia
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
New York, New York, U.S.
Charles Stark Draper

Charles Stark Draper (October 2, 1901-July 25, 1987)

Charles Stark "Doc" Draper was an American scientist and engineer, known as the "father of inertial navigation". He was the founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Instrumentation Laboratory, later renamed the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, which made the Apollo moon landings possible through the Apollo Guidance... Wikipedia
Windsor, Missouri
Cambridge, Massachusetts
René Dubos

René Dubos (February 20, 1901-February 20, 1982)

René Jules Dubos was a French-born American microbiologist, experimental pathologist, environmentalist, humanist, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book 'So Human An Animal'. He is credited with having coined the famous environmental maxim, "Think globally, act locally." Wikipedia
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
New York, New York, U.S.
Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet (July 31, 1901-May 12, 1985)

Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called "low art" and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making. He is perhaps best known for founding the art movement Art Brut, and for the... Wikipedia
Le Havre, France
Paris, France
Vincent du Vigneaud

Vincent du Vigneaud (May 18, 1901-December 11, 1978)

Vincent du Vigneaud was an American biochemist. He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1955 for the isolation, structural identification, and total synthesis of the cyclic peptide, oxytocin. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ithaca, New York, USA

Tolchard Evans (September 20, 1901-March 12, 1978)

Sydney Edmund Tolchard Evans was a British songwriter, composer, pianist and bandleader, whose works were popular from the 1920s to the 1960s. Wikipedia
West Kilburn, London, England
London, England
Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi (September 29, 1901-November 28, 1954)

Enrico Fermi was an Italian physicist, best known for having built the Chicago Pile-1, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics. He is one of the men referred to as the "father of the atomic bomb". Fermi held several patents related to the use of nuclear power, and was... Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Rudolf Fischer (writer)

Rudolf Fischer (writer) (March 6, 1901-June 4, 1957)

Rudolf Fischer was a German author. Wikipedia
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire
Dresden, East Germany
E. B. Ford

E. B. Ford (April 23, 1901-January 21, 1988)

Edmund Brisco "Henry" Ford FRS Hon. FRCP was a British ecological geneticist. He was a leader among those British biologists who investigated the role of natural selection in nature. As a schoolboy Ford became interested in lepidoptera, the group of insects which includes butterflies and moths. He went on to study the genetics of natural... Wikipedia
Papcastle, Cumbria
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Clark Gable

Clark Gable (February 1, 1901-November 16, 1960)

Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for MGM in 1931. The next year he landed his first leading Hollywood role and... Wikipedia
Cadiz, Ohio, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Frankie Genaro

Frankie Genaro (August 26, 1901-December 27, 1966)

Frank "Frankie" Genaro was a former Olympic gold medalist and boxing world flyweight champion. He is credited with engaging in 130 bouts, recording 96 victories, 26 losses, 8 draws and 4 No Decisions. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Genaro as the #13 ranked flyweight of all-time, while 'The Ring Magazine' founder Nat Fleischer placed him at... Wikipedia
New York, United States
Staten Island, New York, United States

Winifred Gérin (October 7, 1901-June 28, 1981)

Winifred Eveleen Gérin, OBE was an English biographer born in Hamburg. She is best known as a biographer of the Brontë sisters and their brother Branwell, whose lives she researched extensively. 'Charlotte Brontë: the Evolution of Genius' is regarded as her seminal work and received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize... Wikipedia

George Groves (sound engineer) (December 13, 1901-September 4, 1976)

George Robert Groves was a film sound pioneer who played a significant role in developing the technology that brought sound to the silent screen. He is also credited as being Hollywood’s first ‘sound man’; he was the recording engineer on the seminal Al Jolson picture, 'The Jazz Singer', as well as many other early talkies. In a career with Warner... Wikipedia
England
Hans Grundig

Hans Grundig (February 19, 1901-September 11, 1958)

Hans Grundig was a German painter and graphic artist associated with the New Objectivity movement. Wikipedia
Dresden
Dresden
Nicolás Guillén

Nicolás Guillén (July 10, 1901-July 16, 1989)

Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista was a Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer. He is best remembered as the national poet of Cuba. Wikipedia
Camagüey
Havana
Juanita Hall

Juanita Hall (November 6, 1901-February 28, 1968)

Juanita Hall was an American musical theatre and film actress. She is remembered for her roles in the original stage and screen versions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals 'South Pacific' as Bloody Mary - a role that garnered her the Tony Award - and 'Flower Drum Song' as Auntie Liang. Wikipedia
Keyport, New Jersey, U.S.
Bay Shore, New York, U.S.
Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz (February 2, 1901-December 10, 1987)

Jascha Heifetz was a violinist, widely considered to be one of the finest violinists of modern times. Born in Vilnius, Russian Empire, he moved as a teenager to the United States, where his Carnegie Hall debut was rapturously received. 'The New York Times' called him "perhaps the greatest violinist of all time." Fritz Kreisler, another leading... Wikipedia
Vilna, Russian Empire
Los Angeles, California
Werner Heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg (December 5, 1901-February 1, 1976)

Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper. In the subsequent series of papers with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, during the same year, this matrix formulation of quantum mechanics was substantially elaborated. In 1927 he published... Wikipedia
Würzburg, Germany
Munich, Germany

Rudolf Hell (December 19, 1901-March 11, 2002)

Rudolf Hell was a German inventor. He was born in Eggmühl, Germany. Wikipedia
Ödön von Horváth

Ödön von Horváth (December 9, 1901-June 1, 1938)

Edmund Josef von Horváth was a German-writing Austro-Hungarian-born playwright and novelist. He preferred the Hungarian version of his first name and published as Ödön von Horváth. Wikipedia
Sušak, Rijeka, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia)
Paris, France
Charles Brenton Huggins

Charles Brenton Huggins (September 22, 1901-January 12, 1997)

Charles Brenton Huggins was a Canadian-born American physician, physiologist and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. He was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering in 1941 that hormones could be used to control the spread of some cancers. This was the first discovery that... Wikipedia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Chicago, Illinois
Ub Iwerks

Ub Iwerks (March 24, 1901-July 7, 1971)

Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwerks, A.S.C. was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, who co-created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse with Walt Disney. The works Iwerks produced alongside Disney went on to win numerous awards, including multiple Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Burbank, California, U.S.
Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn (February 20, 1901-March 17, 1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn was an American architect, based in Philadelphia. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing his private practice, he served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957. Wikipedia
Kuressaare, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
New York City, New York, United States

Marie Luise Kaschnitz (January 31, 1901-October 10, 1974)

Marie Luise Kaschnitz was a German short story writer, novelist, essayist and poet. She is considered to be one of the leading post-war German poets. Wikipedia

Maria Regnier Krimmel (<a href="/born/year/1901" title="Celebrities Born in 1901">1901</a>-1994)

Maria Regnier Krimmel was a renowned silversmith.
Simon Kuznets

Simon Kuznets (April 30, 1901-July 8, 1985)

Simon Smith Kuznets was a Jewish-American economist, statistician, demographer, and economic historian who won the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development." Wikipedia
Pinsk
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Oliver La Farge (December 19, 1901-August 2, 1963)

Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge was an American writer and anthropologist. In 1925 he explored early Olmec sites in Mexico, and later studied additional sites in Central America and the American Southwest. In addition to more than 15 scholarly works, mostly on Native Americans, he wrote several novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning, 'Laughing... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Ernest Lawrence

Ernest Lawrence (August 8, 1901-August 27, 1958)

Ernest Orlando Lawrence was a pioneering American nuclear scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. He is known for his work on uranium-isotope separation for the Manhattan Project, for founding the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Wikipedia
Canton, South Dakota
Palo Alto, California
Ivar Lo-Johansson

Ivar Lo-Johansson (February 23, 1901-April 11, 1990)

Ivar Lo-Johansson was a Swedish writer of the proletarian school. Wikipedia
Ösmo, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
André Malraux

André Malraux (November 23, 1901-November 23, 1976)

André Malraux DSO was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister of Cultural Affairs. Malraux's novel 'La Condition Humaine' won the Prix Goncourt. He was appointed by President Charles de Gaulle as Minister of Information and subsequently as France's first Minister of Cultural Affairs during de Gaulle's presidency. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Créteil, France
Alex Manoogian

Alex Manoogian (June 28, 1901-July 10, 1996)

Alexander "Alex" Manoogian was an Armenian-American industrial engineer, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist who had most of his career in Detroit, Michigan. He and his wife Marie donated their home to the city, which uses the Manoogian Mansion as the mayoral residence. In addition to donations to local universities, the Manoogians donated... Wikipedia
Smyrna, Turkey, Ottoman Empire
Detroit, Michigan
Heinie Manush

Heinie Manush (July 20, 1901-May 21, 1971)

Henry Emmett Manush, nicknamed "Heinie" due to his German heritage, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964. Wikipedia
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Sarasota, Florida
Zeppo Marx

Zeppo Marx (February 25, 1901-November 30, 1979)

Herbert Manfred "Zeppo" Marx was an American film star, musician, engineer, theatrical agent and businessman. He was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers. He appeared in the first five Marx Brothers feature films, from 1929 to 1933, but then left the act to start his second career as an engineer and theatrical agent. Zeppo Marx was a... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Rancho Mirage, California
Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901-November 15, 1978)

Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor degree at Barnard College in New York City and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York City
Jo Mielziner

Jo Mielziner (March 19, 1901-March 15, 1976)

Joseph "Jo" Mielziner was an American theatrical scenic, and lighting designer born in Paris, France. He is "the most successful set designer of the Golden era of Broadway", and worked on both stage plays and musicals. Wikipedia
Paris
New York City
Frederick D. Patterson

Frederick D. Patterson (October 10, 1901-April 26, 1988)

Frederick Douglass Patterson, born in Washington D.C. and orphaned at the age of two. Patterson would later become president of what is now Tuskegee University and founder of the United Negro College Fund. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan awarded Dr. Patterson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 1988, he was... Wikipedia
Washington, DC
Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling (February 28, 1901-August 19, 1994)

Linus Carl Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. 'New Scientist' reportedly called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time, and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history.... Wikipedia
Portland, Oregon
Big Sur, California
Ernst Pepping

Ernst Pepping (September 12, 1901-February 1, 1981)

Ernst Pepping was a German composer of classical music and academic teacher. He is regarded as an important composer of Protestant sacred music in the 20th century. Wikipedia
Duisburg
Spandau

Sam Perrin (August 15, 1901-January 8, 1998)

Sam Perrin was an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter. He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. Wikipedia

Marcel Poot (May 7, 1901-June 12, 1988)

Marcel Poot was a Belgian composer, professor, and musician. His father, Jan Poot, was Director of the Vlaamse Schouwburg in Brussels. Wikipedia
Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé (April 8, 1901-March 23, 1984)

Jean Prouvé was a French metal worker, self-taught architect and designer. He is also designated as "constructor". His main achievement was transferring manufacturing technology from industry to architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities. His design skills were not limited to one discipline. During his career Jean Prouvé was involved in... Wikipedia
Nancy
Nancy
Ivan Pyryev

Ivan Pyryev (<a href="/born/year/1901" title="Celebrities Born in 1901">1901</a>-February 7, 1968)

Ivan Aleksandrovich Pyryev ( was a Soviet-Russian film director and screenwriter remembered as the high priest of Stalinist cinema. He was awarded six Stalin Prizes, served as Director of the Mosfilm studios and was, for a time, the most influential man in the Soviet motion picture industry. Wikipedia
Salvatore Quasimodo

Salvatore Quasimodo (August 20, 1901-June 14, 1968)

Salvatore Quasimodo was an Italian author and poet. In 1959 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for his lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses the tragic experience of life in our own times". Along with Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, he is one of the foremost Italian poets of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Modica, Sicily
Naples, Italy
Franco Rasetti

Franco Rasetti (August 10, 1901-December 5, 2001)

Franco Dino Rasetti was an Italian scientist. Together with Enrico Fermi, he discovered key processes leading to nuclear fission. Rasetti refused to work on the Manhattan Project, however, on moral grounds. Wikipedia
Castiglione del Lago, Italy
Waremme, Belgium

Laura Riding (January 16, 1901-September 2, 1991)

Laura Jackson was an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer. Wikipedia
New York
Florida, U.S.

Nikolaus Riehl (May 24, 1901-August 2, 1990)

Nikolaus Riehl was a German industrial physicist. He was head of the scientific headquarters of Auergesellschaft. When the Russians entered Berlin near the end of World War II, he was invited to the Soviet Union, where he stayed for 10 years. For his work on the Soviet atomic bomb project, he was awarded a Stalin Prize, Lenin Prize, and Order of... Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Germany

Mikhail Romm (<a href="/born/year/1901" title="Celebrities Born in 1901">1901</a>-November 1, 1971)

Mikhail Ilych Romm was a Soviet film director. Wikipedia
Adolph Rupp

Adolph Rupp (September 2, 1901-December 10, 1977)

Adolph Frederick Rupp was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. Rupp is ranked 5th in total victories by a men's NCAA Division I college coach, winning 876 games in 41 years of coaching. Rupp is also second among all men's college coaches in all-time winning percentage, trailing only Clair Bee. Adolph F.... Wikipedia
Halstead, Kansas, United States
Lexington, Kentucky, United States

W. A. H. Rushton (December 8, 1901-June 21, 1980)

William Albert Hugh Rushton FRS was professor of Physiology at Trinity College, Cambridge. His main interest lay in colour vision and his Principle of Univariance is of seminal importance in the study of perception. Wikipedia
Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville

Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville (November 13, 1901-July 4, 1965)

Edward Charles Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville was a British music critic, novelist and, in his last years, a member of the House of Lords. Musically gifted as a boy, he was attracted as a young man to a literary life and wrote a series of semi-autobiographical novels in the 1920s and '30s. They made little impact, and his more lasting books... Wikipedia
Cadogan Gardens, London
Cooleville House, Clogheen
Eisaku Satō

Eisaku Satō (March 27, 1901-June 3, 1975)

Eisaku Satō was a Japanese politician and the 39th Prime Minister of Japan, elected on 9 November 1964, and re-elected on 17 February 1967, and 14 January 1970, serving until 7 July 1972. He was the first Prime Minister to have been born in the 20th century. Wikipedia
Tabuse, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Jaroslav Seifert

Jaroslav Seifert (September 23, 1901-January 10, 1986)

Jaroslav Seifert was a Nobel Prize–winning Czechoslovak writer, poet and journalist. Wikipedia
Žižkov, Austria-Hungary
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Vladimir Sofronitsky

Vladimir Sofronitsky (May 8, 1901-August 26, 1961)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Sofronitsky was a Soviet-Russian classical pianist, best known as an interpreter of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, whose daughter he married. Wikipedia
St. Petersburg
Moscow

Sam Spiegel (November 11, 1901-December 31, 1985)

Sam Spiegel was an Austrian-born American independent film producer. He was the first to win the Academy Award for Best Picture three times, and the only one to be the sole producer on all three winning films. Wikipedia
Jarosław, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
St. Martin, Channel Islands, UK
Sukarno

Sukarno (June 6, 1901-June 21, 1970)

Sukarno was the first President of Indonesia, serving in office from 1945 to 1967. Wikipedia
Blitar, Dutch East Indies
Jakarta, Indonesia

János Székely (writer) (July 7, 1901-December 16, 1958)

János Székely was a Hungarian writer and screenwriter. His best-known work is the 1949 autobiographical novel 'Kísértés'. Wikipedia

Ned Washington (August 15, 1901-December 20, 1976)

Ned Washington was an American lyricist. Wikipedia
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Roy Wilkins

Roy Wilkins (August 30, 1901-September 8, 1981)

Roy Wilkins was a prominent civil rights activist in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. Wilkins' most notable role was in his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Frank Zamboni

Frank Zamboni (January 16, 1901-July 27, 1988)

Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr. was an American inventor, whose most famous invention is the modern ice resurfacer, with his surname being registered as a trademark for these resurfacers. Wikipedia
Eureka, Utah, United States
Paramount, California, United States

Avraami Zavenyagin (May 1, 1901-December 31, 1956)

Lieutenant-General Avraami Pavlovich Zavenyagin was a leading figure in the Soviet nuclear projects of the 1940s and 1950s. A protégé of Lavrenti Beria, Zavenyagin survived the purge after the death of Joseph Stalin because of a long friendship with Nikita Khrushchev which dated back to the 1920s. He died of a heart attack. Wikipedia

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