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Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov

Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov (August 4, 1905-June 17, 1994)

Major General Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov was a Soviet Russian composer, and, from 1946 to 1986, the second head of the Alexandrov Ensemble which was founded by his father, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov. Alexandrov reached the rank of Major-General and was awarded the order of Hero of Socialist Labour, the Lenin Prize and the State Prize of... Wikipedia
Bologoye, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia
Carl David Anderson

Carl David Anderson (September 3, 1905-January 11, 1991)

Carl David Anderson was an American physicist. He is best known for his discovery of the positron in 1932, an achievement for which he received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics, and of the muon in 1936. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
San Marino, California, USA
Raymond Aron

Raymond Aron (March 14, 1905-October 17, 1983)

Raymond-Claude-Ferdinand Aron was a French philosopher, sociologist, journalist, and political scientist. Wikipedia
Paris
Paris
Nahman Avigad

Nahman Avigad (September 25, 1905-January 28, 1992)

Nahman Avigad, born in Zawalow, Galicia, was an Israeli archaeologist. Wikipedia

Marty Barry (December 8, 1905-August 20, 1969)

Martin James "Goal-a-Game" Barry was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Americans, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League between 1927 and 1940. Barry was frequently among the league's leading scorers and after winning his first Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in... Wikipedia
Quebec City, QC, CAN
Halifax, NS, CAN

Georgina Battiscombe (November 21, 1905-February 26, 2006)

Georgina Battiscombe was a British biographer, specialising mainly in lives from the Victorian era. Wikipedia

Carmen Beltrán (February 19, 1905-May 26, 2002)

Carmen Celia Beltrán was a Mexican American writer of poetry, plays, essays and radio and religious dramas. Wikipedia
Durango, Mexico
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Mildred Benson

Mildred Benson (July 10, 1905-May 28, 2002)

Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson was an American journalist and author of children's books, in particular the earliest Nancy Drew mysteries. Writing under Stratemeyer Syndicate pen name Carolyn Keene from 1929 to 1947, she contributed to 23 of the first 30 originally published Nancy Drew mysteries. Wikipedia
Ladora, Iowa, United States
Toledo, Ohio
Felix Bloch

Felix Bloch (October 23, 1905-September 10, 1983)

Felix Bloch was a Swiss physicist, working mainly in the U.S. He and Edward Mills Purcell were awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize for "their development of new ways and methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements." In 1954–1955, he served for one year as the first Director-General of CERN. Wikipedia
Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland

Muriel Box (September 22, 1905-May 18, 1991)

Muriel Box was an Oscar-winning English screenwriter and director. Wikipedia
Tolworth, Surrey, England, UK
London, England

Petrus Brovka (June 25, 1905-March 24, 1980)

Pyotr Ustinovich Brovka was a Soviet Belarusian poet, more commonly recognized by his literary pseudonym Petrus Brovka. Wikipedia
Putilkovichi
Minsk

Harold Caccia, Baron Caccia (December 21, 1905-October 31, 1990)

Harold Anthony Caccia, Baron Caccia was a British diplomat. Wikipedia
Pachmarhi, India
Builth Wells, Wales
Mary Katherine Campbell

Mary Katherine Campbell (December 18, 1905-June 7, 1990)

Mary Katherine Campbell was the only person to win the Miss America pageant twice, and the second woman in history to win the title. Campbell was Miss America 1922 and Miss America 1923, and she was also 1st Runner Up at the 1924 Miss America Pageant. Competing as "Miss Columbus," Campbell was only sixteen years old at the time of her first... Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti (July 25, 1905-August 14, 1994)

Elias Canetti was a German language author, born in Bulgaria, and later a British citizen. He was a modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981, "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power". Wikipedia
Rousse, Bulgaria
Zurich, Switzerland

Erwin Chargaff (August 11, 1905-June 20, 2002)

Erwin Chargaff was an Austro-Hungarian biochemist who immigrated to the United States during the Nazi era and was a professor of biochemistry at Columbia University medical school. Through careful experimentation, Chargaff discovered two rules that helped lead to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Wikipedia
Czernowitz, Bukowina, Austria-Hungary
New York City, USA
Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten (May 15, 1905-February 6, 1994)

Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was an American film, stage and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of 'The Philadelphia Story' and 'Sabrina Fair'. He first gained worldwide fame in the Orson Welles films 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons', and 'Journey into Fear', for which... Wikipedia
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Westwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Sadig Dadashov (April 2, 1905-December 24, 1946)

Sadiq Alakbar oglu Dadashov – was an architect and architecture historian of the Soviet Azerbaijan, Honored Art Worker of the Azerbaijan SSR, laureate of the USSR State Prize of the second Degree. Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan
Moscow, Russia

Valentine Davies (August 25, 1905-July 23, 1961)

Valentine Loewi Davies was an American film and television writer, producer, and director. His film credits included 'Miracle on 34th Street', 'Chicken Every Sunday', 'It Happens Every Spring', 'The Bridges at Toko-Ri', and 'The Benny Goodman Story'. He was nominated for the 1954 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 'The Glenn Miller... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Malibu, California

Peggy Dell (March 17, 1905-April 30, 1979)

Margaret Tisdall, better known by her stage name Peggy Dell, was an Irish singer and pianist who became a popular music hall entertainer. Wikipedia
Robert Donat

Robert Donat (March 18, 1905-June 9, 1958)

Friedrich Robert Donat was an English film and stage actor. He is best remembered for his roles in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps' and 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips', the latter for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Wikipedia
Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Leo Durocher

Leo Durocher (July 27, 1905-October 7, 1991)

Leo Ernest Durocher, nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. Upon his retirement, he ranked fifth all-time among managers with 2,009 career victories, second only to John McGraw in National League history. Durocher still ranks tenth in career wins by a manager. A controversial and outspoken character,... Wikipedia
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Palm Springs, California

Roger Edens (November 9, 1905-July 13, 1970)

Roger Edens was a Hollywood composer, arranger and associate producer, and is considered one of the major creative figures in Arthur Freed's musical film production unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the "golden era of Hollywood". Wikipedia
Ulf von Euler

Ulf von Euler (February 7, 1905-March 9, 1983)

Ulf Svante von Euler was a Swedish physiologist and pharmacologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1970 for his work on neurotransmitters. Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Aldo Fabrizi

Aldo Fabrizi (November 1, 1905-April 2, 1990)

Aldo Fabrizi was an Italian actor, director, screenwriter and comedian, probably best known for the role of the heroic priest in Roberto Rossellini's 'Rome, Open City' and as partner of Totò in a number of successful comedies. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Rick Ferrell

Rick Ferrell (October 12, 1905-July 27, 1995)

Richard Benjamin Ferrell was an American professional baseball player, coach, scout and executive. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from to for the St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators. Ferrell was regarded as one of the best catchers in baseball during the 1930s and early 1940s. His 1,806 games played as a... Wikipedia
Durham, North Carolina
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields (July 15, 1905-March 28, 1974)

Dorothy Fields was an American librettist and lyricist. Wikipedia
New York City, United States

Charles G. Finney (December 1, 1905-April 16, 1984)

Charles G. Finney was an American news editor and fantasy novelist. His complete name was Charles Grandison Finney, evidently after his great-grandfather, the evangelist Charles Grandison Finney. His first novel and most famous work, 'The Circus of Dr. Lao,' won one of the inaugural National Book Awards: the Most Original Book of 1935. Wikipedia
Sedalia, Missouri, USA
Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda (May 16, 1905-August 12, 1982)

Henry Jaynes 'Hank' Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades. Wikipedia
Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
J. William Fulbright

J. William Fulbright (April 9, 1905-February 9, 1995)

James William Fulbright was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974. Wikipedia
Sumner, Missouri
Washington, D.C.
Ida Gerhardt

Ida Gerhardt (May 11, 1905-August 15, 1997)

Ida Gerhardt was a classicist and Dutch poet of a post-symbolist tradition. Wikipedia
Margaret Gorman

Margaret Gorman (August 18, 1905-October 1, 1995)

Margaret Gorman is best known for being the first Miss America, from the year 1921. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C.
Bowie, Maryland, U.S.

Samuil Guz (December 5, 1905-May 29, 1969)

Samuil Yurievich Guz was an important innovator in Soviet Metallurgical Industry and one of the founders of the Soviet Titanium Industry. Wikipedia
Inger Hagerup

Inger Hagerup (April 14, 1905-February 6, 1985)

Inger Hagerup was a Norwegian author, playwright and poet. She is considered one of the greatest Norwegian poets of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Bergen
Fredrikstad, Østfold
Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld (July 29, 1905-September 18, 1961)

Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. At the age of, Hammarskjöld is the youngest to have held the post. He is one of only three people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.... Wikipedia
Jönköping, Sweden
Ndola, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Harry Harlow

Harry Harlow (October 31, 1905-December 6, 1981)

Harry Frederick Harlow was an American psychologist best known for his maternal-separation, dependency needs, and social isolation experiments on rhesus monkeys, which manifested the importance of care-giving and companionship in social and cognitive development. He conducted most of his research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where... Wikipedia
Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Lillian Hellman

Lillian Hellman (June 20, 1905-June 30, 1984)

Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman was an American dramatist and screenwriter known for her success as a playwright on Broadway, as well as her left-wing sympathies and political activism. She famously was blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities at the height of the anti-communist campaigns of 1947–52. Although she continued to... Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Tisbury, Massachusetts, USA

Robert Henriques (December 11, 1905-January 22, 1967)

Robert David Quixano Henriques was a British writer, broadcaster and farmer. He gained modest renown for two award-winning novels and two biographies of Jewish business tycoons, published during the middle part of the 20th century. Wikipedia

Jerome Hill (March 2, 1905-November 21, 1972)

Jerome Hill was an American filmmaker and artist. He was educated at Yale, where he drew covers, caricatures and cartoons for campus humor magazine 'The Yale Record'. Wikipedia
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes (September 24, 1905-April 5, 1976)

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business magnate, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, film maker and philanthropist. He was one of the wealthiest people in the world. As a maverick film producer, Hughes gained prominence in Hollywood from the late 1920s, making big-budget and often controversial films like 'The Racket', 'Hell's... Wikipedia
Humble, Texas, U.S.
en route from Acapulco, Mexico, to Houston, Texas

Mikayil Huseynov (April 19, 1905-October 7, 1992)

Mikayil Alesger oglu Huseynov was a Soviet Azerbaijani architect and historian of architecture, People’s Architect of the USSR, Professor; Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, real member of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labour, laureate of the Second Class State Stalin Prize, member of England’s and... Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan

Tatsuzō Ishikawa (July 2, 1905-January 31, 1985)

Tatsuzō Ishikawa was a Japanese author. He was the winner of the first Akutagawa Prize. Wikipedia
Yokote, Akita Prefecture, Japan
Leon Jaworski

Leon Jaworski (September 19, 1905-December 9, 1982)

Leonidas "Leon" Jaworski was the second special prosecutor during the Watergate Scandal. He was appointed to that position on November 1, 1973, soon after the Saturday Night Massacre of October 19-20, 1973, that resulted in the dismissal of his predecessor, Archibald Cox. Wikipedia
Waco, Texas
Wimberley, Texas
Lev Kassil

Lev Kassil (June 27, 1905-June 21, 1970)

Lev Abramovich Kassil was a Soviet writer of juvenile and young adult literature, depicting Soviet life, teenagers and their world, school, sports, cultural life, and war. Wikipedia
Pokrovskaya
Moscow
Durga Khote

Durga Khote (January 14, 1905-September 22, 1991)

Durga Khote was an Indian actress, starting as one of the foremost leading ladies of her times, she remained active in Hindi and Marathi cinema, as well as theatre, for over 50 years, starring in around 200 films and numerous theatre productions. Wikipedia
Mumbai, British India
Mumbai, India
Grigori Kozintsev

Grigori Kozintsev (<a href="/born/year/1905" title="Celebrities Born in 1905">1905</a>-May 11, 1973)

Grigori Mikhaylovich Kozintsev was a Soviet theatre and film director. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1964. In 1965 he was a member of the jury at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival. Two years later he was a member of the jury of the 5th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1971 he was the President of the Jury at the 7th... Wikipedia
Maggie Kuhn

Maggie Kuhn (August 3, 1905-April 22, 1995)

Maggie Kuhn was an American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement in August 1970, after being forced into retirement by the Presbyterian Church. The Gray Panthers became known for advocating nursing home reform and fighting ageism, claiming that "'old people and women constitute America's biggest untapped and undervalued human... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stanley Kunitz

Stanley Kunitz (July 29, 1905-May 14, 2006)

Stanley Jasspon Kunitz was an American poet. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress twice, first in 1974 and then again in 2000. Wikipedia
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Fidel LaBarba

Fidel LaBarba (September 29, 1905-October 2, 1981)

Fidel LaBarba was a United States boxer and sportswriter. He was born in New York City and grew up in Los Angeles, California. LaBarba began his amateur career at fourteen, eventually winning the flyweight division at the national Amateur Athletic Union tournament in Boston and later qualifying for the United States Olympic team. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Los Angeles, California
Fay Lanphier

Fay Lanphier (December 12, 1905-June 21, 1959)

Fay Elinora Lanphier was a model most noted for becoming Miss California in 1924 and Miss America in 1925. She was also the 1925 Rose Queen. To date, she is the only person to hold both titles at the same time. She is also the first Miss California to become Miss America. Before she was Miss California, she was Miss Santa Cruz. She graduated from... Wikipedia
California, U.S.
Joseph E. Levine

Joseph E. Levine (September 9, 1905-July 31, 1987)

Joseph Edward Levine was an American film producer. At the time of his death it was said he was involved in 497 movies as a producer, distributor or financier. These included 'The Lion in Winter,' 'The Producers,' 'The Graduate,' and 'Carnal Knowledge'; he was also responsible for the US releases of 'Godzilla' and 'Hercules,' which helped... Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Greenwich, Connecticut

Abram Lufer (August 25, 1905-July 13, 1948)

Abram Lufer was an Ukrainian pianist. Wikipedia

Francis D. Lyon (July 29, 1905-October 8, 1996)

Francis D. "Pete" Lyon was an American film director, television director, and film editor. He and Robert Parrish were co-recipients of the Academy Award for Film Editing for the 1947 film, 'Body and Soul'. Wikipedia
Bowbells, North Dakota USA
Green Valley, Arizona USA
Phyllis McGinley

Phyllis McGinley (March 21, 1905-February 22, 1978)

Phyllis McGinley was a Pulitzer Prize winning American author of children's books and poetry. Her poetry was in the style of light verse, specializing in humor, satiric tone and the positive aspects of suburban life. Wikipedia
Ontario, Oregon
New York
Artem Mikoyan

Artem Mikoyan (August 5, 1905-December 9, 1970)

Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan was a Soviet aircraft designer of Armenian descent. In partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich he designed many of the famous MiG military aircraft. Wikipedia
Sanahin, Elisabethpol Governorate, Russian Empire
Jim Mollison

Jim Mollison (April 19, 1905-October 30, 1959)

James Allan Mollison MBE was a Scottish pioneer aviator who set many records during the rapid development of aviation in the 1930s. Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland
London, England
Harry T. Moore

Harry T. Moore (November 18, 1905-December 25, 1951)

Harry Tyson Moore was an African-American teacher, founder of the first branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Brevard County, Florida, and a pioneer leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida and the southern United States. Wikipedia
Houston, Florida, United States
Mims, Florida, United States
Nevill Francis Mott

Nevill Francis Mott (September 30, 1905-August 8, 1996)

Sir Nevill Francis Mott, CH, FRS was an English physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1977 for his work on the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems, especially amorphous semiconductors. The award was shared with Philip W. Anderson and J. H. Van Vleck. The three had conducted loosely related research. Mott and Anderson... Wikipedia
Leeds, England
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Sergey Nikolsky

Sergey Nikolsky (April 30, 1905-November 9, 2012)

Sergey Mikhailovich Nikolsky was a Russian mathematician. He was born in Talitsa, which was at that time located in Perm Governorate, Russian Empire. He had been an Academician since November 28, 1972. He also had won many scientific prizes. At the age of 92 he was still actively giving lectures in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In... Wikipedia
Talitsa, Perm Guberniya, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia
Paul Nizan

Paul Nizan (February 7, 1905-May 23, 1940)

Paul-Yves Nizan was a French philosopher and writer. Wikipedia
Severo Ochoa

Severo Ochoa (September 24, 1905-November 1, 1993)

Severo Ochoa de Albornoz was a Spanish physician and biochemist, and joint winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Arthur Kornberg. Wikipedia
Luarca, Asturias, Spain
Madrid, Spain
John O'Hara

John O'Hara (January 31, 1905-April 11, 1970)

John Henry O'Hara was an Irish American writer. He first earned a reputation for short stories and later became a best-selling novelist before the age of thirty with 'Appointment in Samarra' and 'Butterfield 8'. Wikipedia
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Vera Panova

Vera Panova (March 20, 1905-March 3, 1973)

Vera Fyodorovna Panova was a Soviet novelist, playwright, and journalist. Wikipedia
Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Leningrad, USSR
Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell (December 21, 1905-March 28, 2000)

Anthony Dymoke Powell, CH, CBE was an English novelist best known for his twelve-volume work 'A Dance to the Music of Time', published between 1951 and 1975. Wikipedia
Westminster, England
Frome, Somerset
Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (February 2, 1905-March 6, 1982)

Ayn Rand was a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, 'The Fountainhead' and 'Atlas Shrugged', and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway... Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
New York City, United States
Mary Renault

Mary Renault (September 4, 1905-December 13, 1983)

Mary Renault, born Eileen Mary Challans, was an English writer best known for her historical novels set in Ancient Greece. In addition to vivid fictional portrayals of Theseus, Socrates, Plato and Alexander the Great, she wrote a non-fiction biography of Alexander. Wikipedia
Forest Gate, Essex, England, UK
Cape Town, South Africa
Bruno Rossi

Bruno Rossi (April 13, 1905-November 21, 1993)

Bruno Benedetto Rossi was an Italian experimental physicist. He made major contributions to particle physics and the study of cosmic rays. A 1927 graduate of the University of Bologna, he became interested in cosmic rays. To study them, he invented an improved electronic coincidence circuit, and travelled to Eritrea to conduct experiments that... Wikipedia
Venice
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Red Ruffing

Red Ruffing (May 3, 1905-February 17, 1986)

Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing was a Major League Baseball pitcher most remembered for his time with the highly successful New York Yankees teams of the 1930s and 1940s. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. Wikipedia
Granville, Illinois
Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Margaret Lee Runbeck (<a href="/born/year/1905" title="Celebrities Born in 1905">1905</a>-1956)

Margaret Lee Runbeck was the author of 16 books
Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre (June 21, 1905-April 15, 1980)

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France

Gordon E. Sawyer (August 27, 1905-May 15, 1980)

Gordon E. Sawyer was sound director at Samuel Goldwyn Productions. He won 3 Oscars for Best Sound and was nominated a further 13 times. Wikipedia
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Santa Barbara, California, United States

Dore Schary (August 31, 1905-July 7, 1980)

Isadore "Dore" Schary was an American motion picture director, writer, and producer, and playwright who became head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and eventually president of the studio. Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey
New York City
Emilio G. Segrè

Emilio G. Segrè (January 30, 1905-April 22, 1989)

Emilio Gino Segrè was an Italian physicist and Nobel laureate who discovered the elements technetium and astatine, and the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959. Wikipedia
Tivoli, Italy
Lafayette, California, United States of America
Mikhail Sholokhov

Mikhail Sholokhov (May 24, 1905-February 21, 1984)

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov was a Soviet/Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is known for writing about life and fate of Don Cossacks during the Russian revolution, the civil war and the period of collectivization, primarily the famous 'And Quiet Flows the Don'. Wikipedia
Veshenskaya, Russian Empire
Veshenskaya, USSR

Red Smith (sportswriter) (September 25, 1905-January 15, 1982)

Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith, was an American sportswriter who rose to become one of America's most widely read sports columnists. Smith’s journalistic career spans over five decades and his work influenced an entire generation of writers. Smith became the second sports columnist ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1976. Wikipedia
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
C. P. Snow

C. P. Snow (October 15, 1905-July 1, 1980)

Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, Kt., CBE, was an English physical chemist and novelist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government. He is best known for his series of novels known collectively as 'Strangers and Brothers', and for 'The Two Cultures', a 1959 lecture in which he laments... Wikipedia
Leicester
London

Manès Sperber (December 12, 1905-February 5, 1984)

Manès Sperber was an Austrian-French novelist, essayist and psychologist. He also wrote under the pseudonyms 'Jan Heger' and 'N.A. Menlos'. Wikipedia
Zabłotów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Paris, France

Georgie Stoll (May 7, 1905-January 18, 1985)

Georgie Stoll was a musical director, conductor, composer and jazz violinist, associated with the Golden Age of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals and performers from the 1940s to 1960s. Born George Martin Stoll, he was also later credited as George E. Stoll. Wikipedia
Jule Styne

Jule Styne (December 31, 1905-September 20, 1994)

Jule Styne was a British songwriter especially famous for a series of Broadway musicals, which include several very well known and frequently revived shows. Wikipedia
London
New York City
Louise Thaden

Louise Thaden (November 12, 1905-November 9, 1979)

Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden was an American aviation pioneer, holder of numerous aviation records, and the first woman to win the Bendix trophy. Wikipedia
Bentonville, Arkansas
High Point, North Carolina
Paul Thieme

Paul Thieme (March 18, 1905-April 24, 2001)

Paul Thieme was a German Ιndologist and scholar of Vedic Sanskrit. In 1988 he was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy for "he added immensely to our knowledge of Vedic and other classical Indian literature and provided a solid foundation to the study of the history of Indian thought". Wikipedia
Berlin, German Empire
London, England, UK
Nikolai Tikhonov

Nikolai Tikhonov (May 14, 1905-June 1, 1997)

Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tikhonov was a Soviet Russian-Ukrainian statesman during the Cold War. He served as Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 1980 to 1985, and as a First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, literally First Vice Premier, from 1976 to 1980. Tikhonov was responsible for the cultural and economic administration of the... Wikipedia
Kharkiv, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia
Dalton Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905-September 10, 1976)

James Dalton Trumbo was an American screenwriter and novelist. As one of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry. Trumbo won two Academy Awards while blacklisted; one was originally given to a front... Wikipedia
Montrose, Colorado, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Albert W. Tucker

Albert W. Tucker (November 28, 1905-January 25, 1995)

Albert William Tucker was a Canadian mathematician who made important contributions in topology, game theory, and non-linear programming. Wikipedia
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Highstown, N.J., U.S.
Norman D. Vaughan

Norman D. Vaughan (December 19, 1905-December 23, 2005)

Colonel Norman Dane Vaughan was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first expedition to the South Pole. He also mushed in a professional capacity as part of a search and rescue unit in World War II, in sporting events like the Olympics and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and in... Wikipedia
Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905-September 15, 1989)

Robert Penn Warren was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal 'The Southern Review' with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel 'All... Wikipedia
Guthrie, Kentucky, USA
Stratton, Vermont, USA
Wanda Wasilewska

Wanda Wasilewska (January 21, 1905-July 29, 1964)

Wanda Wasilewska was a Polish and Soviet novelist and communist political activist who played an important role in the creation of a Polish division of the Soviet Red Army during World War II and the formation of the People's Republic of Poland. Wikipedia
Denys Watkins-Pitchford

Denys Watkins-Pitchford (July 25, 1905-September 8, 1990)

Denys James Watkins-Pitchford MBE was a British naturalist, an illustrator and a children's author under the pseudonym "BB". He won the 1942 Carnegie Medal for British children's books. Wikipedia
Lamport, Northamptonshire, England, UK
(under anaesthetic during surgery)
Ireene Wicker

Ireene Wicker (November 24, 1905-November 17, 1987)

Ireene Wicker was an American singer and actress, best known to young radio listeners in the 1930s and 1940s as “The Singing Lady”. Wikipedia
Quincy, Illinois
West Palm Beach, Florida
Bob Wills

Bob Wills (March 6, 1905-May 13, 1975)

James Robert Wills, better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Wikipedia
Fort Worth, Texas, US

Elizabeth Yates (author) (December 6, 1905-July 29, 2001)

Elizabeth Yates McGreal was a prolific American author. She is perhaps best known for her 1951 Newbery Medal-winning novel 'Amos Fortune, Free Man'. She also received the Newbery Honor in 1944 for 'Mountain Born'. She began her writing career as a journalist, writing travel articles for publications such as 'The Christian Science Monitor' and 'The... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, USA
Concord, New Hampshire, USA

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