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Roy Acuff

Roy Acuff (September 15, 1903-November 23, 1992)

Roy Claxton Acuff was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter. Known as the "King of Country Music," Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the star singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. In 1952 Hank Williams told Ralph Gleason, "He's the biggest... Wikipedia
Nashville, Tennessee

George Amy (October 15, 1903-December 18, 1986)

George Joseph Amy started his career aged 17 as an American film editor, finding his niche at Warner Brothers in the 1930s. It was Amy's editing that was one of the main reasons Warners' films got their reputation for their fluid style and breakneck pace. Wikipedia

Richard Armstrong (author) (June 18, 1903-May 30, 1986)

Richard Armstrong was an English author who wrote for both adults and children. Most of his books were novels set at sea, or sea stories. For one of those, 'Sea Change', he won the 1948 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. He is also known for a biography of Grace Darling in... Wikipedia
Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, UK
Williton, Somerset, England, UK
Hanson W. Baldwin

Hanson W. Baldwin (March 22, 1903-November 13, 1991)

Hanson Weightman Baldwin was the long-time military editor of the 'New York Times'. He won a Pulitzer Prize "for his coverage of the early days of World War II". He authored or edited numerous books on military topics. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland
Roxbury, Connecticut
George Wells Beadle

George Wells Beadle (October 22, 1903-October 9 AD)

George Wells Beadle was an American scientist in the field of genetics, and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel laureate who with Edward Lawrie Tatum discovered the role of genes in regulating biochemical events within cells in 1958. Wikipedia
Wahoo, Nebraska, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Edgar Bergen

Edgar Bergen (February 16, 1903-September 30, 1978)

Edgar John Bergen was an American actor, comedian and radio performer, best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. He is also the father of actress Candice Bergen. He died on September 30, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada due to kidney disease. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Paradise, Nevada, United States

Georgy Beriev (February 13, 1903-July 12, 1979)

Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev, founded the Soviet Union's Beriev Design Bureau in Taganrog, which concentrated on amphibious aircraft. Wikipedia
Tbilisi, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR

Marjorie Best (April 10, 1903-June 14, 1997)

Marjorie Best was an American Hollywood costume designer best known for her period designs. Wikipedia
Jacksonville, Illinois, USA
Toluca Lake, California, USA
Bruno Bettelheim

Bruno Bettelheim (August 28, 1903-March 13, 1990)

Bruno Bettelheim was an Austrian-born American child psychologist and writer. He gained an international reputation for his work on Freud, psychoanalysis, and emotionally disturbed children. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Silver Spring, Maryland
Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche (August 7, 1903-December 9, 1971)

Ralph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. He was the first African American and person of color to be so honored in the history of the prize. He was involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations. In 1963, he... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
New York City
Adolf Butenandt

Adolf Butenandt (March 24, 1903-January 18, 1995)

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt was a German biochemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 for his "work on sex hormones." He initially rejected the award in accordance with government policy, but accepted it in 1949 after World War II. Wikipedia
Lehe/Bremerhaven, Germany
Munich, Germany

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (April 3, 1903-October 29, 1988)

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter. She is most remembered for her contribution to the Indian independence movement; for being the driving force behind the renaissance of Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and theatre in independent India; and for upliftment of the socio-economic standard of Indian women by... Wikipedia
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Nikolay Cherkasov

Nikolay Cherkasov (July 27, 1903-September 14, 1966)

Nikolay Konstantinovich Cherkasov, was a Soviet actor and a People's Artist of the Soviet Union. Wikipedia
St Petersburg, Russian Empire
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark (July 13, 1903-May 21, 1983)

Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark was a British author, museum director, broadcaster, and one of the best-known art historians and aestheticians of his generation, writing a series of books that appealed to a wide public while remaining a serious scholar. In 1969, he achieved international fame as the writer, producer and presenter of the BBC... Wikipedia
London, England
Hythe, Kent, England
Mickey Cochrane

Mickey Cochrane (April 6, 1903-June 28, 1962)

Gordon Stanley "Mickey" Cochrane, nicknamed "Black Mike", was a professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. Cochrane was considered one of the best catchers in baseball history and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Lake Forest, Illinois
Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903-July 30, 1996)

Claudette Colbert was a French-born American actress, and a leading lady for two decades. Wikipedia
Saint-Mandé, France
Speightstown, Barbados

James Gould Cozzens (August 19, 1903-August 9, 1978)

James Gould Cozzens was an American novelist. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Stuart, Florida, United States
Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977)

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. Wikipedia
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Madrid, Spain
Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen (May 30, 1903-January 9, 1946)

Countee Cullen was an American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Wikipedia

C. D. Darlington (December 19, 1903-March 26, 1981)

Cyril Dean Darlington FRS was an English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover, its role in inheritance, and therefore its importance to evolution. He was Sherardian Professor of Botany at the University of Oxford from 1953 to 1971. Wikipedia
Peppino De Filippo

Peppino De Filippo (August 24, 1903-January 27, 1980)

Peppino De Filippo was an Italian actor. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy
Anton van Duinkerken

Anton van Duinkerken (January 2, 1903-June 27, 1968)

Wilhelmus Johannes Maria Antonius Asselbergs, better known under his pseudonym Anton van Duinkerken, was a Dutch poet, essayist, and academic. Wikipedia
John Eccles (neurophysiologist)

John Eccles (neurophysiologist) (January 27, 1903-May 2, 1997)

Sir John Carew Eccles, AC FRS FRACP FRSNZ FAAS was an Australian neurophysiologist and philosopher who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the synapse. He shared the prize with Andrew Huxley and Alan Lloyd Hodgkin. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia
Tenero-Contra, Switzerland
Harold Eugene Edgerton

Harold Eugene Edgerton (April 6, 1903-January 4, 1990)

Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transforming the stroboscope from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common device. He also was deeply involved with the development of sonar and deep-sea photography, and his equipment was used by... Wikipedia
Fremont, Nebraska
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hilton Edwards (February 2, 1903-November 18, 1982)

Hilton Edwards was an English-born Irish actor, lighting designer and theatrical producer. He was the son of Thomas George Cecil Edwards and Emily Edwards. Wikipedia
London, England
Dublin, Ireland

Fernandel (May 8, 1903-February 26, 1971)

Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin, better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer. Born in Marseille, France, to Désirée Bedouin and Denis Contandin, originating in Perosa Argentina, an Occitan town located in the province of Turin. He was a comedy star who first gained popularity in French vaudeville, operettas, and music-hall revues. His... Wikipedia
Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig (June 19, 1903-June 2, 1941)

Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse". He finished with a career batting average of .340, an on-base percentage... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Riverdale, Bronx, New York
Charlie Gehringer

Charlie Gehringer (May 11, 1903-January 21, 1993)

Charles Leonard Gehringer, nicknamed “The Mechanical Man,” was a German-American Major League Baseball second baseman who played 19 seasons for the Detroit Tigers. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949. Wikipedia
Fowlerville, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Arthur Godfrey

Arthur Godfrey (August 31, 1903-March 16, 1983)

Arthur Morton Godfrey was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. No TV personality in 1950s America enjoyed more clout or fame than Godfrey until an infamous on-air incident undermined his folksy image and triggered a gradual decline. At the peak of his success,... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Berthold Goldschmidt (January 18, 1903-October 17, 1996)

Berthold Goldschmidt was a German Jewish composer who spent most of his life in England. The suppression of his work by Nazi Germany, as well as the disdain with which many Modernist critics elsewhere dismissed his "anachronistic" lyricism, stranded the composer in the wilderness for many years before he was given a revival in his final decade. Wikipedia

Marius Grout (November 8, 1903-May 1, 1946)

Marius Grout was a French writer. Wikipedia
Haldan Keffer Hartline

Haldan Keffer Hartline (December 22, 1903-March 17, 1983)

Haldan Keffer Hartline was an American physiologist who was a co-recipient of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in analyzing the neurophysiological mechanisms of vision. Wikipedia
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, US
Fallston, Maryland, US
Theo Harych

Theo Harych (December 19, 1903-February 22, 1958)

Theo Harych was a German writer. Wikipedia
Doruchow, Posen, German Empire
East Berlin, East Germany
Hollis Dow Hedberg

Hollis Dow Hedberg (September 29, 1903-August 14, 1988)

Dr. Hollis Dow Hedberg was an American geologist specializing in petroleum exploration. His contribution to stratigraphic classification of rocks and procedures is a monumental work which received universal acceptance. The firm he worked for, the Gulf Oil Corporation in Venezuela, trusted his findings and explored what had until then been uncharted... Wikipedia
Falun, Kansas

W. V. D. Hodge (June 17, 1903-July 7, 1975)

William Vallance Douglas Hodge FRS was a Scottish mathematician, specifically a geometer. Wikipedia
Bob Hope

Bob Hope (May 29, 1903-July 27, 2003)

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards... Wikipedia
Eltham, London, England
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles

Paul Horgan (August 1, 1903-March 8, 1995)

Paul Horgan was an American author of fiction and non-fiction, most of which was set in the Southwestern United States. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for History. "The New York Times Review of Books said of him, in 1989: "With the exception of Wallace Stegner, no living American has so distinguished himself in both fiction and... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, USA
Middletown, Connecticut, USA
Curly Howard

Curly Howard (October 22, 1903-January 18, 1952)

Jerome Lester "Jerry" Horwitz, better known by his stage name Curly Howard, was an American comedian and vaudevillian actor. He was best known as the silliest member of the American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges, along with his older brothers Moe Howard and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine. Curly was generally considered the most popular... Wikipedia
Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, United States
San Gabriel, California, United States
Carl Hubbell

Carl Hubbell (June 22, 1903-November 21, 1988)

Carl Owen Hubbell, nicknamed "The Meal Ticket" and "King Carl", was an American baseball player. He was a member of the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. He remained on the team's payroll for the rest of his life, long after their move to San Francisco. Wikipedia
Carthage, Missouri
Scottsdale, Arizona
G. Evelyn Hutchinson

G. Evelyn Hutchinson (January 30, 1903-May 17, 1991)

George Evelyn Hutchinson, was an American ecologist sometimes described as the "father of modern ecology." He contributed for more than sixty years to the fields of limnology, systems ecology, radiation ecology, entomology, genetics, biogeochemistry, a mathematical theory of population growth, art history, philosophy, religion, and anthropology. He... Wikipedia
Cambridge, England
London, England
Dean Jagger

Dean Jagger (November 7, 1903-February 5, 1991)

Dean Jeffries Jagger was an American film, stage and television actor who received an Academy Award for his role in Henry King's 'Twelve O'Clock High'. Wikipedia
Columbus Grove or Lima, Ohio, United States
Santa Monica, California, United States
Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson (July 1, 1903-January 5, 1941)

Amy Johnson CBE was a pioneering English aviator. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary and died during a ferry flight. Wikipedia
Kingston upon Hull, England
Thames estuary, London, England
Andrey Kolmogorov

Andrey Kolmogorov (April 25, 1903-October 20, 1987)

Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov was a 20th-century Soviet mathematician who made significant contributions to the mathematics of probability theory, topology, intuitionistic logic, turbulence, classical mechanics, algorithmic information theory and computational complexity. Wikipedia
Tambov, Imperial Russia
Moscow, USSR

Ernst Kreuder (August 29, 1903-December 24, 1972)

Ernst Kreuder was an award-winning German author. He was born in Zeitz and died in Darmstadt. Wikipedia
Igor Kurchatov

Igor Kurchatov (January 12, 1903-February 7, 1960)

Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov, was a Soviet nuclear physicist who is widely known as the director of the Soviet atomic bomb project. Along with Georgy Flyorov and Andrei Sakharov, Kurchatov is widely remembered and dubbed as the "father of the Soviet atomic bomb" for his directorial role in the development of the Soviet nuclear program, in a... Wikipedia
Simsky Zavod, Ufa Governorate, Russian Empire (now the town of Sim, Chelyabinsk Oblast)
Moscow, Soviet Union

Mikhail Leontovich (February 22, 1903-March 30, 1981)

Mikhail Alexandrovich Leontovich was a Soviet physicist, member of USSR Academy of Sciences, specializing in plasma and radiophysics. Wikipedia
St. Petersburg, Russia
Moscow, USSR
Frank Lockhart

Frank Lockhart (April 8, 1903-April 25, 1928)

Frank Stallworth Lockhart was an American automobile racing driver active in the 1920s, considered by many historians to be a legend in the sport on par with 1960s British World Driving Champion Jim Clark. During a "remarkable if all too short" career, Lockhart won numerous races on dirt, board tracks, the 1926 Indianapolis 500, and set a world... Wikipedia
Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz (November 7, 1903-February 27, 1989)

Konrad Zacharias Lorenz was an Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist. He shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch. He is often regarded as one of the founders of modern ethology, developing an approach that began with an earlier generation, including his teacher Oskar Heinroth. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria
Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Boothe Luce (March 10, 1903-October 9, 1987)

Clare Boothe Luce was an American author and later a US Ambassador. She was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. A versatile author, she is best known for her 1936 hit play 'The Women', which had an all-female cast. Her writings extended from drama and screen scenarios to fiction, journalism, and war reportage.... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.

Carlos Ramírez MacGregor (<a href="/born/year/1903" title="Celebrities Born in 1903">1903</a>-1975)

Carlos Ramírez MacGregor was a Venezuelan lawyer, politician, newspaperman, and diplomat. He obtained a doctorate in law at the University of Madrid, Spain. Wikipedia
Barbara McLean

Barbara McLean (November 16, 1903-March 28, 1996)

Barbara McLean was an American film editor with 62 film credits. In the period Darryl F. Zanuck was dominant at the 20th Century Fox Studio, from the 1930s through the 1960s, McLean was the Studio's most conspicuous editor and ultimately the head of its editing department. She won the 1944 Academy Award for Film Editing for the film 'Wilson'. She... Wikipedia
Palisades Park, New Jersey
Newport Beach, California
Una Merkel

Una Merkel (December 10, 1903-January 2, 1986)

Una Merkel was an American stage, film and television actress. Wikipedia
Covington, Kentucky, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Vincente Minnelli

Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903-July 25, 1986)

Vincente Minnelli was an American stage director and film director, famous for directing such classic movie musicals as 'Meet Me in St. Louis', 'Gigi', 'The Band Wagon', and 'An American in Paris'. In addition to having directed some of the most famous and well-remembered musicals of his time, Minnelli made many comedies and melodramas. He was... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Malcolm Muggeridge

Malcolm Muggeridge (March 24, 1903-November 14, 1990)

Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge was a British journalist, author, media personality, and satirist. During World War II, he worked for the British government as a soldier and a spy. As a young man, Muggeridge was a left-wing sympathiser but he later became a forceful anti-communist. He is credited with bringing Mother Teresa to popular attention in the... Wikipedia
Sanderstead, South Croydon, England
Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England
Giulio Natta

Giulio Natta (February 26, 1903-May 2, 1979)

Giulio Natta was an Italian chemist and Nobel laureate. He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963 with Karl Ziegler for work on high polymers. He was also a recipient of Lomonosov Gold Medal in 1969. Wikipedia
Imperia, Italy
Bergamo, Italy
Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky (February 11, 1903-August 17, 1942)

Irène Némirovsky was a novelist who lived more than half her life in France and wrote in French. She was arrested by the Nazis for being classified as a Jew under the racial laws, which did not take into account her conversion to Roman Catholicism. She died at the age of 39 in Auschwitz, Nazi Germany-occupied Poland. Wikipedia
Kiev, Russian Empire
Auschwitz-Birkenau, Nazi Germany
Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903-January 14, 1977)

Anaïs Nin was an author born to Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba but lived most of her life in the United States where she became an established author. She wrote journals, novels, critical studies, essays, short stories, and erotica. A great deal of her work, including 'Delta of Venus' and... Wikipedia
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Los Angeles, California
Mary Norton (author)

Mary Norton (author) (December 10, 1903-August 29, 1992)

Mary Norton, or Kathleen Mary Norton 'née' Pearson, was an English author of children's books. She is best known for the 'The Borrowers' series of low fantasy novels, which is named after its first book and, in turn, the tiny people who live secretly in the midst of contemporary human civilisation. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Bideford, Devon, England, UK
Lars Onsager

Lars Onsager (November 27, 1903-October 5, 1976)

Lars Onsager was a Norwegian-born American physical chemist and theoretical physicist. He held the Gibbs Professorship of Theoretical Chemistry at Yale University. He was the winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Wikipedia
Christiania, (Oslo), Norway
Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
George Orwell

George Orwell (June 25, 1903-January 21, 1950)

Eric Arthur Blair, who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Wikipedia
Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India
University College Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom

Kelly Petillo (December 5, 1903-June 30, 1970)

Cavino Michele "Kelly" Petillo was an American race car driver. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, PA
Gregor Piatigorsky

Gregor Piatigorsky (<a href="/born/year/1903" title="Celebrities Born in 1903">1903</a>-1976)

Gregor Piatigorsky was a Russian-born American cellist. Wikipedia
C. F. Powell

C. F. Powell (December 5, 1903-August 9, 1969)

Cecil Frank Powell, FRS was a British physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion, a subatomic particle. Wikipedia
Tonbridge, Kent, England
Valsassina, Italy
Natalya Sats

Natalya Sats (August 14, 1903-December 18, 1993)

Natalya Il'inichna Sats was a Russian music teacher and director of the Moscow Musical Theater for Children, now named after her. Having been a victim of Soviet repressions, she pioneered the theater for children in Russia and received numerous awards for her work. Wikipedia
C. W. A. Scott

C. W. A. Scott (February 13, 1903-April 15, 1946)

Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott, AFC was an English aviator, best known for winning the MacRobertson Air Race in 1934. Wikipedia
Westminster, London, England
Rudolf Serkin

Rudolf Serkin (March 28, 1903-May 8, 1991)

Rudolf Serkin was a Bohemian-born pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the twentieth century. Wikipedia
Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon (February 13, 1903-September 4, 1989)

Georges Joseph Christian Simenon was a Belgian writer. A prolific author who published nearly 200 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret. Wikipedia
Liège, Belgium
Lausanne, Switzerland

George Davis Snell (December 19, 1903-June 6, 1996)

George Davis Snell was an American mouse geneticist and basic transplant immunologist. Wikipedia
Bradford, Massachusetts
Bar Harbor, Maine
Benjamin Spock

Benjamin Spock (May 2, 1903-March 15, 1998)

Benjamin McLane Spock was an American pediatrician whose book 'Baby and Child Care', published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time. Throughout its first 52 years, 'Baby and Child Care' was the second-best-selling book, next to the Bible. Its message to mothers is that "you know more than you think you do." Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
La Jolla, California, United States

Marshall Harvey Stone (April 8, 1903-January 9, 1989)

Marshall Harvey Stone was an American mathematician who contributed to real analysis, functional analysis, topology and the study of Boolean algebras. Wikipedia
New York City
Hugo Theorell

Hugo Theorell (July 6, 1903-August 15, 1982)

Axel Hugo Theodor Theorell was a Swedish scientist and Nobel Prize laureate in medicine. Wikipedia
Linköping, Sweden
Jan Tinbergen

Jan Tinbergen (April 12, 1903-June 9, 1994)

Jan Tinbergen was a Dutch economist. He was awarded the first Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1969, which he shared with Ragnar Frisch for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes. Tinbergen was a founding trustee of Economists for Peace and Security. Wikipedia
The Hague
The Hague
Tunku Abdul Rahman

Tunku Abdul Rahman (February 8, 1903-December 6, 1990)

'Tunku' Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah was a Malaysian politician who served as the first Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955 to 1957, before becoming Malaya's first Prime Minister after independence in 1957, remaining Prime Minister following the formation of Malaysia in 1963, when Sabah,... Wikipedia
Alor Star, Kedah, British Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Maurice Valency (March 22, 1903-September 28, 1996)

Maurice Valency was a playwright, author, critic, and popular professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University, best known for his award winning adaptations of plays by Jean Giraudoux and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. He wrote several original plays, but is best known for his adaptations of the plays of others. Valency's version of 'The Madwoman... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
New York City, New York
Marthe Vogt

Marthe Vogt (September 8, 1903-September 9, 2003)

Marthe Louise Vogt was a German scientist recognized as one of the leading neuroscientists of the twentieth century. She is mainly remembered for her important contributions to the understanding of the role of neurotransmitters in the brain, especially epinephrine. Wikipedia
Berlin, Austria-Hungary
La Jolla, California, U.S.
John von Neumann

John von Neumann (December 28, 1903-February 8, 1957)

John von Neumann was a Jewish born Hungarian and later American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, polymath, and polyglot. He made major contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics, physics, economics, computing, and statistics. He was a pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics, in the... Wikipedia
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Walter Reed General Hospital Washington, D.C.

Nikolai Voznesensky (October 18, 1903-October 5, 1950)

Nikolai Alekseevich Voznesensky was the Soviet economic planner who oversaw the running of Gosplan during the German-Soviet War. A protégé of Andrei Zhdanov, Voznesensky was appointed Deputy Premier in May 1940 at the age of thirty-eight. He was directly involved in the recovery of production associated with the movement of industry eastwards at... Wikipedia
Tula Governorate, Imperial Russia
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Ernest Walton

Ernest Walton (October 6, 1903-June 25, 1995)

Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, and so became the first person in history to artificially split the atom, thus ushering the nuclear age. Wikipedia
Abbeyside, County Waterford
Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh (October 28, 1903-April 10, 1966)

Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh, known by his pen name Evelyn Waugh, was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books; he was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires 'Decline and Fall' and 'A Handful of Dust', the novel 'Brideshead Revisited', and the Second World War trilogy... Wikipedia
London, UK
Combe Florey, Somerset, UK

Phyllis A. Whitney (September 9, 1903-February 8, 2008)

Phyllis Ayame Whitney was a Japanese-born American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. Often described as a Gothic novelist, a review in 'The New York Times' once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics", although she hated this title. She... Wikipedia
Yokohama, Japan
Faber, Virginia, United States
John Williams (actor)

John Williams (actor) (April 15, 1903-May 5, 1983)

John Williams was an English stage, film and television actor. He is remembered for his role as chief inspector Hubbard in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Dial M For Murder', as the chauffeur in 'Sabrina', and as portraying the second "Mr. French" on TV's 'Family Affair'. Wikipedia
The Chalfonts, Buckinghamshire, England
La Jolla, California, U.S.
Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar (June 8, 1903-December 17, 1987)

Marguerite Yourcenar was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist. Winner of the 'Prix Femina' and the Erasmus Prize, she was the first woman elected to the Académie française, in 1980, and the seventeenth person to occupy Seat 3. Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA

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