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Per Aabel

Per Aabel (April 25, 1902-December 22, 1999)

Per Pavels Aabel was a respected and honored Norwegian actor, artist, dancer, choreographer and instructor. Wikipedia
Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams (February 20, 1902-April 22, 1984)

Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California
Monterey, California
Rafael Alberti

Rafael Alberti (December 16, 1902-October 28, 1999)

Rafael Alberti Merello was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. He is considered one of the greatest literary figures of the so-called 'Silver Age' of Spanish Literature, and he won numerous prizes and awards. He died aged 96. Wikipedia
Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain
El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain
Kurt Alder

Kurt Alder (July 10, 1902-June 20, 1958)

Kurt Alder was a German chemist and Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Königshütte, Germany
Cologne, Germany

Henry C. Alexander (<a href="/born/year/1902" title="Celebrities Born in 1902">1902</a>-1969)

Henry C. Alexander changed the way in which the JP Morgan bank did business. His greatest achievement was the merger of JP Morgan with the Guaranty Bank. Prior to the merger, Alexander served as the chief executive of JP Morgan & Company from 1950-1959.
Brooke Astor

Brooke Astor (March 30, 1902-August 13, 2007)

Roberta Brooke Russell Astor also known as Mrs Vincent Astor was an American philanthropist, socialite and writer who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which had been established by her third husband, Vincent Astor, son of John Jacob Astor IV and great-great grandson of America's first multi-millionaire, John Jacob Astor. She is... Wikipedia
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA
Earl Averill

Earl Averill (May 21, 1902-August 16, 1983)

Howard Earl Averill was an American player in Major League Baseball who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. He was a six-time All-Star and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. Wikipedia
Snohomish, Washington
Everett, Washington
Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902-December 12, 1968)

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an American actress of the stage and screen, talk-show host, and reputed libertine. Bankhead was also known for her deep voice, flamboyant personality and support of liberal causes, which broke with the tendency of Southern Democrats at the time to support a more conservative agenda. Wikipedia
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
New York City, New York, United States

Otto Bayer (<a href="/born/year/1902" title="Celebrities Born in 1902">1902</a>-1982)

Otto Bayer was a German industrial chemist at IG Farben who was head of the research group that discovered the polyaddition for the synthesis of polyurethanes out of polyisocyanate and polyol. Dr. Bayer was not related to the founding family of Bayer Corp. Today polyurethanes are ubiquitous throughout modern life. He was a member of the board of... Wikipedia
Maria Bellonci

Maria Bellonci (November 30, 1902-May 13, 1986)

Maria Villavecchia Bellonci was an Italian writer known especially for her biography of Lucrezia Borgia. She and Guido Alberti set up the Strega Prize in 1947. Wikipedia
Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps (October 13, 1902-June 4, 1973)

Arnaud "Arna" Wendell Bontemps was an African-American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance. Wikipedia
Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Johan Borgen

Johan Borgen (April 28, 1902-October 16, 1979)

Johan Collett Müller Borgen was a Norwegian author, journalist and critic. Wikipedia
Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle (July 21, 1902-December 27, 1992)

Kay Boyle was an American writer, educator, and political activist. Wikipedia
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Mill Valley, California, United States
Walter Houser Brattain

Walter Houser Brattain (February 10, 1902-October 13, 1987)

Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the transistor. They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention. Brattain devoted much of his life to research on surface states. Wikipedia
Amoy, China
Seattle, Washington, USA
Lord David Cecil

Lord David Cecil (April 9, 1902-January 1, 1986)

Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne-Cecil, CH, was a British biographer, historian and academic. He held the style of 'Lord' by courtesy, as a younger son of a marquess. Wikipedia
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Cranborne, Dorset
Luis Cernuda

Luis Cernuda (September 21, 1902-November 5, 1963)

Luis Cernuda, was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. During the Spanish Civil War, in early 1938, he went to the UK to deliver some lectures and this became the start of an exile that lasted till the end of his life. He taught in the universities of Glasgow and Cambridge before moving in 1947 to the US. In the 1950s he moved to... Wikipedia
Mexico City

Mario Craveri (<a href="/born/year/1902" title="Celebrities Born in 1902">1902</a>-1990)

Mario Craveri was an Italian cinematographer, director and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey (March 24, 1902-March 16, 1971)

Thomas Edmund Dewey was the 47th Governor of New York. In 1944 he was the Republican candidate for President, but lost to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the closest of Roosevelt's four presidential elections. In 1948, he was again the Republican candidate for President, but lost to the incumbent President, Harry S. Truman, in one of the... Wikipedia
Owosso, Michigan
Miami, Florida
Paul Dirac

Paul Dirac (August 8, 1902-October 20, 1984)

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, a member of the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami, and spent the last decade... Wikipedia
Bristol, England
Tallahassee, Florida, US
Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson (June 15, 1902-May 12, 1994)

Erik Homburger Erikson was a German-born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development of human beings. He may be most famous for coining the phrase 'identity crisis'. His son, Kai T. Erikson, is a noted American sociologist. Wikipedia
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Jean Fayard

Jean Fayard (<a href="/born/year/1902" title="Celebrities Born in 1902">1902</a>-1978)

Jean Fayard was a French writer and journalist, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1931. Wikipedia
Larry Fine

Larry Fine (October 4, 1902-January 24, 1975)

Louis Feinberg, known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian, actor, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as the smartest member of the comedy act The Three Stooges. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Woodland Hills, California, United States
Samuel Goudsmit

Samuel Goudsmit (July 11, 1902-December 4, 1978)

Samuel Goudsmit was a Dutch-American physicist famous for jointly proposing the concept of electron spin with George Eugene Uhlenbeck in 1925. Wikipedia
The Hague, Netherlands
Reno, Nevada

Crawford Greenewalt (August 16, 1902-September 28, 1993)

Crawford Hallock Greenewalt was an American chemical engineer who served as president of the DuPont Company from 1948 to 1962 and as board chairman from 1962 to 1967. Wikipedia
Cummington, Massachusetts
Wilmington, Delaware

Kyung-Chik Han (<a href="/born/year/1902" title="Celebrities Born in 1902">1902</a>-2000)

Kyung-Chik Han was a Korean pastor and church planter and the recipient of the 1992 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. Wikipedia
Leland Hayward

Leland Hayward (September 13, 1902-March 18, 1971)

Leland Hayward was a Hollywood and Broadway agent and theatrical producer. He produced the original Broadway stage productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific' and 'The Sound of Music'. Wikipedia
Nebraska City, Nebraska
Yorktown Heights, New York
Ted Heath (bandleader)

Ted Heath (bandleader) (March 30, 1902-November 18, 1969)

George Edward "Ted" Heath was a British musician and big band leader. Wikipedia
Wandsworth, South London, England
Virginia Water, Surrey, England

Sterling B. Hendricks (April 13, 1902-January 4, 1981)

Sterling Brown Hendricks was an American agriculturist notable for his research on the structural aspects of organic and inorganic chemistry, soil chemistry and plant physiology and nutrition. Hendricks was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the National Medal of Science from President Gerald Ford. The citation given... Wikipedia
Marguerite Henry

Marguerite Henry (April 13, 1902-November 26, 1997)

Marguerite Henry née Breithaupt was an American writer of children's books. Her fifty-nine books based on true stories of horses and other animals captivated entire generations. She won the annual Newbery Medal for one of her books about horses and she was a runner-up for two others. One of the latter, 'Misty of Chincoteague', was the basis for... Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA
John Houseman

John Houseman (September 22, 1902-October 31, 1988)

John Houseman was a Romanian-born British-American actor and film producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of 'Citizen Kane'. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the film 'The Paper... Wikipedia
Bucharest, Romania
Malibu, California, United States
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902-May 22, 1967)

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. Wikipedia
Joplin, Missouri, United States
New York City, United States

Joseph Hutchinson (March 21, 1902-January 16, 1988)

Sir Joseph Burtt Hutchinson FRS was a British biologist. He was Drapers Professor of Agriculture at the University of Cambridge from 1957-1969. Wikipedia
Bobby Jones (golfer)

Bobby Jones (golfer) (March 17, 1902-December 18, 1971)

Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. Jones was the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete on a national and international level. During his peak as a golfer from 1923 to 1930, he dominated top-level amateur competition, and competed very successfully against the world's best professional... Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Pascual Jordan

Pascual Jordan (October 18, 1902-July 31, 1980)

Ernst Pascual Jordan was a theoretical and mathematical physicist who made significant contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. He contributed much to the mathematical form of matrix mechanics, and developed canonical anticommutation relations for fermions. While the Jordan algebra is employed for and is still used in studying... Wikipedia
Horace Kadoorie

Horace Kadoorie (September 28, 1902-April 22, 1995)

Sir Horace Kadoorie, CBE was an industrialist, hotelier, and philanthropist. His father was Sir Elly Kadoorie, and his uncle, Sir Ellis Kadoorie. His family were originally Iraqi Jews from Baghdad who later migrated to Bombay, India in the mid-18th century. In 1913-14, he spent a year at Clifton College and was a member of Polacks House; a boarding... Wikipedia

Bronisław Kaper (February 5, 1902-April 26, 1983)

Bronisław Kaper was a Polish film composer who scored films and musical theater in Germany, France, and the USA. The American immigration authorities misspelled his name as Bronislau Kaper. He was also variously credited as Bronislaw Kaper, Bronislaw Kapper, Benjamin Kapper, and Edward Kane. Wikipedia
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Alfred Kastler

Alfred Kastler (May 3, 1902-January 7, 1984)

Alfred Kastler was a French physicist, and Nobel Prize laureate. Wikipedia
Bandol, France
Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc (October 5, 1902-January 14, 1984)

Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc was an American businessman. He joined McDonald's in 1954 or 1955 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world. Kroc was included in 'Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century', and amassed a fortune during his lifetime. He owned the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974 until his... Wikipedia
Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
San Diego, California, U.S.

Jean Lee Latham (April 19, 1902-June 13, 1995)

Jean Lee Latham was an American writer who specialized in biographies for children or young adults. She was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Her father was a cabinetmaker and her mother was a teacher. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and received an A.B. in 1925. She also attended Ithaca Conservatory. While in Wesleyan College, she... Wikipedia
Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA
Halldór Laxness

Halldór Laxness (April 23, 1902-February 8, 1998)

Halldór Kiljan Laxness was a twentieth-century Icelandic writer. Throughout his career Laxness wrote poetry, newspaper articles, plays, travelogues, short stories, and novels. Major influences included August Strindberg, Sigmund Freud, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Bertolt Brecht and Ernest Hemingway. He received the 1955 Nobel Prize in... Wikipedia
Reykjavík, Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland
Sergei Lemeshev

Sergei Lemeshev (July 27, 1902-July 26, 1977)

Sergei Yakovlevich Lemeshev was one of the most well-known and beloved Russian operatic lyric tenors. Wikipedia
Staroe Knyazevo, Tver province, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR

Joe E. Lewis (January 12, 1902-June 4, 1971)

Joe E. Lewis, born Joseph Klewan in New York City, was an American comedian and singer. Wikipedia
New York City
New York City, New York
Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh (February 4, 1902-August 26, 1974)

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Maui, Hawaii
Dulce María Loynaz

Dulce María Loynaz (December 10, 1902-April 27, 1997)

Dulce María Loynaz was a Cuban poet. Wikipedia
André Michel Lwoff

André Michel Lwoff (May 8, 1902-September 30, 1994)

André Michel Lwoff was a French microbiologist. Wikipedia
Paris, France
John Lee Mahin

John Lee Mahin (August 23, 1902-April 18, 1984)

John Lee Mahin was a prolific screenwriter and producer. He was the son of John Lee Mahin, Sr., a Chicago newspaper and advertising man, and Julia Graham Snitzler. Wikipedia
Maria Maksakova, Sr.

Maria Maksakova, Sr. (April 8, 1902-August 11, 1974)

Maria Petrovna Maksakova was a Soviet opera singer, a leading soloist in the Bolshoi Theater, who enjoyed great success in the 1920s and 1930s, in the times often referred to as the Golden Age of the Soviet opera. Maria Maksakova, the three times laureate of the Stalin's Prize, was assignated the People's Artist of the USSR in 1971. She is the... Wikipedia
Astrakhan, Russia
Moscow, USSR
Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902-September 2, 1992)

Barbara McClintock, was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927. There she started her career as the leader in the development of maize cytogenetics, the focus of her research for the rest of her life. From the late... Wikipedia
Hartford, Connecticut
Huntington, New York
Alva Myrdal

Alva Myrdal (January 31, 1902-February 1, 1986)

Alva Myrdal was a Swedish sociologist and politician. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She married Gunnar Myrdal in 1924. Wikipedia
Danderyd, Stockholm County
Jayaprakash Narayan

Jayaprakash Narayan (October 11, 1902-October 8, 1979)

Jayaprakash Narayan, popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak, was an Indian independence activist, social reformer and political leader, remembered especially for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he called a "total revolution". His biography, 'Jayaprakash,' was written by his nationalist... Wikipedia
Sitabdiara, Bihar, India

Fyodor Petrov (March 16, 1902-August 19, 1978)

Fyodor Fyodorovich Petrov was a Soviet artillery designer. Wikipedia

Walter Plunkett (June 5, 1902-March 8, 1982)

Walter Plunkett was a prolific costume designer who worked on more than 150 projects throughout his career in the Hollywood film industry. Wikipedia
Oakland, California, U.S.
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Karl Popper

Karl Popper (July 28, 1902-September 17, 1994)

Sir Karl Raimund Popper was an Austrian-British philosopher and professor. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
London, England, United Kingdom
Emeric Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger (December 5, 1902-February 5, 1988)

Emeric Pressburger was a Hungarian British screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for his series of film collaborations with Michael Powell, in a multiple-award-winning partnership known as The Archers and produced a series of classic British films, notably '49th Parallel', 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp', 'A Matter of... Wikipedia
Miskolc, Hungary
Saxtead, Suffolk, England, UK
Ángel Ramos (industrialist)

Ángel Ramos (industrialist) (December 3, 1902-September 1, 1960New York City, New York)

Ángel Ramos was the founder of Telemundo, the second largest Spanish-language television network in the United States. Wikipedia
Manatí, Puerto Rico

J. A. Ratcliffe (December 12, 1902-October 25, 1987)

John Ashworth Ratcliffe CB CBE FRS, "JAR or Jack", was an influential British radio physicist. Wikipedia
Bacup, Lancashire, England
Cambridge, England
Ralph Richardson

Ralph Richardson (December 19, 1902-October 10, 1983)

Sir Ralph David Richardson was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He worked in films throughout most of his career, and played more than sixty cinema roles. From an artistic but not theatrical background, Richardson had no thought of a stage... Wikipedia
Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Marylebone, London, England, UK
Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1902-February 5, 1969)

Thelma Ritter was an American actress, best known for her comedic roles as working class characters and strong New York accent. She received six Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and won one Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (June 28, 1902-December 30, 1979)

Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music up to the present... Wikipedia
Queens, New York City, New York, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Theodore Schultz

Theodore Schultz (April 30, 1902-February 26, 1998)

Theodore William "Ted" Schultz was an American economist, who was the 1979 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Wikipedia
Arlington, South Dakota
Evanston, Illinois
David O. Selznick

David O. Selznick (May 10, 1902-June 22, 1965)

David O. Selznick was an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known for producing 'Gone with the Wind' and 'Rebecca', both earning him an Academy Award for Best Picture. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902-June 12, 1983)

Edith Norma Shearer was a Canadian-American actress, and a major Hollywood star from 1925 through 1942. Her early films cast her as a spunky ingenue, but in the Pre-Code film era, she played sexually liberated women. She excelled in drama, in comedy, and in period roles. She gave well-received performances in adaptations of Noel Coward, Eugene... Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Al Simmons

Al Simmons (May 22, 1902-May 26, 1956)

Aloysius Harry Simmons, born Aloisius Szymanski, was an American baseball player. He played for two decades in the major leagues as an outfielder, and had his best years as a member of Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics during the 1930s. Simmons was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
George Gaylord Simpson

George Gaylord Simpson (June 16, 1902-October 6, 1984)

George Gaylord Simpson was an American paleontologist. Simpson was perhaps the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century, and a major participant in the modern evolutionary synthesis, contributing 'Tempo and mode in evolution', 'The meaning of evolution' and 'The major features of evolution'. He was an expert on extinct mammals and... Wikipedia
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer (November 21, 1902-July 24, 1991)

Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born Jewish-American author. The Polish form of his birth name was 'Izaak Zynger' and he used his mother's first name in an initial pseudonym, 'Izaak Baszewis', which he later expanded to the form under which he is now known. He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement, writing and publishing only in... Wikipedia
Leoncin, Poland
Miami, Florida, USA
Walter Slezak

Walter Slezak (May 3, 1902-April 21, 1983)

Walter Slezak was an Austrian-born character actor who appeared in German films before moving to the US in 1930 and featuring in numerous Hollywood productions. Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock's film 'Lifeboat', but occasionally he got to play lighter roles, as in 'The Wonderful... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Flower Hill, New York, U.S.
John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902-December 20, 1968)

John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels 'Tortilla Flat' and 'Cannery Row', the multi-generation epic 'East of Eden', and the novellas 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Red Pony'. The Pulitzer... Wikipedia
Salinas Valley, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
Strom Thurmond

Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902-June 26, 2003)

James Strom Thurmond was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party candidate, receiving 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and,... Wikipedia
Edgefield, South Carolina
Edgefield, South Carolina
Arne Tiselius

Arne Tiselius (August 10, 1902-October 29, 1971)

Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius was a Swedish biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1948 "for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins." Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Uppsala, Sweden

Leonid Trauberg (January 17, 1902-November 14, 1990)

Leonid Zakharovich Trauberg was a Ukrainian Soviet film director and screenwriter. He directed 17 films between 1924 and 1961 and was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1941. Trauberg was Jewish, and was fiercely attacked by Soviet authorities during the so-called "anti-cosmpolitan" period following World War II. Wikipedia
Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Elizabeth Gray Vining

Elizabeth Gray Vining (October 6, 1902-November 27, 1999)

Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining, was an American professional librarian and author who tutored Emperor Akihito of Japan in English while he was crown prince. She was also a noted author whose children's book, 'Adam of the Road', received the Newbery Award in 1943. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Elfrida Vipont (July 3, 1902-March 14, 1992)

Elfrida Vipont was the pen name of Elfrida Vipont Foulds, a British author of children's books. She was also a schoolteacher and a prominent member of the Society of Friends in England. Wikipedia
Manchester, England, UK
Eugene Wigner

Eugene Wigner (November 17, 1902-January 1, 1995)

Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner, was a Hungarian American theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received half of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles". Wikipedia
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Meredith Willson

Meredith Willson (May 18, 1902-June 15, 1984)

Robert Meredith Willson was an American composer, songwriter, flutist, conductor and playwright, best known for writing the book, music and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical 'The Music Man'. He wrote three other Broadway musicals, composed symphonies and popular songs, and his film scores were twice nominated for Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Mason City, Iowa
Santa Monica, California
William Wyler

William Wyler (July 1, 1902-July 27, 1981)

William Wyler was a German-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. Notable works included 'Ben-Hur', 'The Best Years of Our Lives', and 'Mrs. Miniver', all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, as well as Best Picture in their respective years, making him the only director of three Best Picture winners. Wyler received... Wikipedia
Mülhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire (now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Darryl F. Zanuck

Darryl F. Zanuck (September 5, 1902-December 22, 1979)

Darryl Francis Zanuck was an American film producer and studio executive; he earlier contributed stories for films starting in the silent era. He played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors. He earned three Academy Awards during his tenure. Wikipedia
Wahoo, Nebraska
Palm Springs, California
Marya Zaturenska

Marya Zaturenska (September 12, 1902-January 19, 1982)

Marya Zaturenska was an American lyric poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1938. Wikipedia
Kiev, Ukraine
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

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