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Andrei Abrikosov

Andrei Abrikosov (November 14, 1906-October 21, 1973)

Andrei Lvovich Abrikosov was a Soviet stage and film actor. In 1941, he was awarded the Stalin Prize. He appeared in 39 films between 1931 and 1972. His son, Grigori Abrikosov, also was a film actor. Wikipedia
Simferopol, Russian Empire (Ukraine)
Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Robert Alton

Robert Alton (January 28, 1906-June 12, 1957)

Robert Alton was an American dancer and choreographer, a major figure in dance choreography of Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the 1930s through to the early 1950s. He is principally remembered today as the discoverer of Gene Kelly, for his collaborations with Fred Astaire, and for choreographic sequences he designed for Hollywood musicals... Wikipedia
Bennington, Vermont, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Rafaela Aparicio

Rafaela Aparicio (April 9, 1906-June 9, 1996)

Rafaela Aparicio was a famous Spanish film and theatre actress. Wikipedia
Marbella,(Málaga) Spain
Madrid, Spain
Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906-December 4, 1975)

Johanna "Hannah" Arendt was a German-born political theorist. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular" and instead described herself as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world."... Wikipedia
Linden, Germany
New York City, United States
Imperio Argentina

Imperio Argentina (December 26, 1906-August 22, 2003)

Magdalena Nile del Río was an Argentine professional singer and movie actress, better known as Imperio Argentina; she became a citizen of Spain in 1999. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Richard Armour

Richard Armour (July 15, 1906-February 28, 1989)

Richard Willard Armour was an American poet and author who wrote more than 65 books. Wikipedia
Mary Astor

Mary Astor (May 3, 1906-September 25, 1987)

Mary Astor was an American actress. Best remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in 'The Maltese Falcon', Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. She eventually transitioned to talkies, but nearly saw her career destroyed due to public scandal in the mid-1930s. She was sued for... Wikipedia
Quincy, Illinois, U.S.
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.

Colette Audry (July 6, 1906-October 20, 1990)

Colette Audry was a French novelist, screenwriter, and critic. Wikipedia

Francisco Ayala (novelist) (March 16, 1906-November 3, 2009)

Francisco Ayala García-Duarte was a Spanish writer, the last representative of the Generation of '27. Wikipedia
Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Arnold Azrikan

Arnold Azrikan (February 23, 1906-July 19, 1976)

Arnold Grigorevich Azrikan was a Ukrainian and Russian operatic dramatic tenor. Wikipedia
Hermione Baddeley

Hermione Baddeley (November 13, 1906-August 19, 1986)

Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley, known as Hermione Baddeley was an English character actress of theatre, film and television. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 'Room at the Top' and a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for 'The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here... Wikipedia
Broseley, Shropshire, England, UK
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Artur Balsam (February 8, 1906-September 1, 1994)

Artur Balsam was a Polish-born American classical pianist and pedagogue. Wikipedia
Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett (April 13, 1906-December 22, 1989)

Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour. Wikipedia
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
Paris, France
Hans Bethe

Hans Bethe (July 2, 1906-March 6, 2005)

Hans Albrecht Bethe was a German and American nuclear physicist who, in addition to making important contributions to astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics and solid-state physics, won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. Wikipedia
Strassburg, Germany
Ithaca, NY, U.S.
John Betjeman

John Betjeman (August 28, 1906-May 19, 1984)

Sir John Betjeman, CBE was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in 'Who's Who' as a "poet and hack". He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1972 until his death. Wikipedia
Parliament Hill Mansions, Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Trebetherick, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
E. Power Biggs

E. Power Biggs (March 29, 1906-March 10, 1977)

Edward George Power Biggs, professionally known as E. Power Biggs, was a British-born American concert organist and recording artist. Wikipedia
Westcliff-on-Sea, England, UK
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

Bill Boyd (poker player) (January 27, 1906-November 21, 1997)

William "Bill" Walter Boyd was a professional poker player. Wikipedia
Leonid Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev (December 19, 1906-November 10, 1982)

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, presiding over the country from 1964 until his death in 1982. His eighteen-year term as General Secretary was second only to that of Joseph Stalin in duration. During Brezhnev's rule, the global influence of the Soviet Union grew... Wikipedia
Kamenskoe, Imperial Russia
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Fredric Brown

Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906-March 11, 1972)

Fredric Brown was an American science fiction and mystery writer. He was born in Cincinnati. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. D. Burman

S. D. Burman (October 1, 1906-October 31, 1975)

Sachin Dev Burman was an Indian music composer. He was one of the most well-renowned Bollywood film music composers. S D Burman composed music for over 100 movies, including Hindi and Bengali films. Apart from being a versatile composer, he also sang songs in light semi classical and folk style of Bengal. His Son Rahul Dev Burman was also a... Wikipedia
Comilla, British India
Dino Buzzati

Dino Buzzati (October 16, 1906-January 28, 1972)

Dino Buzzati-Traverso was an Italian novelist, short story writer, painter and poet, as well as a journalist for 'Corriere della Sera'. His worldwide fame is mostly due to his novel 'The Tartar Steppe', but he is also known for his well received collections of short stories. Wikipedia
San Pellegrino, Italy
Rome, Italy
John Dickson Carr

John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906-February 28, 1977)

John Dickson Carr was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. Wikipedia
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
John Carradine

John Carradine (February 5, 1906-November 27, 1988)

John Carradine was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns as well as Shakespearean theatre. A member of Cecil B. DeMille's stock company and later John Ford's company, he was one of the most prolific character actors in Hollywood history. He was married four times, had five children and was the patriarch of the... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Milan, Italy
Ernst Boris Chain

Ernst Boris Chain (June 19, 1906-August 12, 1979)

Sir Ernst Boris Chain, FRS was a German-born British biochemist, and a 1945 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on penicillin. Wikipedia
Castlebar, Ireland
Mary Chase (playwright)

Mary Chase (playwright) (February 25, 1906-October 20, 1981)

Mary Coyle Chase was an American journalist, playwright and children's novelist, known primarily for writing the Broadway play 'Harvey', later adapted for film starring James Stewart. Wikipedia
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran (May 11, 1906-August 9, 1980)

Lt. Col. Jacqueline Cochran was a pioneer in the field of American aviation, considered to be one of the most gifted racing pilots of her generation. She was an important contributor to the formation of the wartime Women's Auxiliary Army Corps and Women Airforce Service Pilots. Wikipedia
Muscogee, Florida
Indio, California
Lou Costello

Lou Costello (March 6, 1906-March 3, 1959)

Louis Francis Cristillo "Lou Costello" was an American actor and comedian best remembered for the comedy double act of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott. Costello played a chubby, bumbling character. His catchphrase was "Heeeeyyy, Abbott!" Wikipedia
Paterson, New Jersey
East Los Angeles, California
Meindert DeJong

Meindert DeJong (March 4, 1906-July 16, 1991)

Meindert De Jong, sometimes spelled de Jong, DeJong or Dejong was a Dutch-born American writer of children's books. He won the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1962 for his contributions as a children's writer. Wikipedia
Wierum, Friesland, Netherlands
Michigan, USA
George Deacon

George Deacon (March 21, 1906-November 16, 1984)

Sir George Edward Raven Deacon FRS was a British oceanographer and chemist. Wikipedia
Max Delbrück

Max Delbrück (September 4, 1906-March 9, 1981)

Max Ludwig Henning Delbrück, ForMemRS, a German–American biophysicist, helped launch the molecular biology research program in the late 1930s. He stimulated physical scientists' interest into biology, especially as to basic research to physically explain genes, mysterious at the time. Formed in 1945 and led by Delbrück along with Salvador Luria and... Wikipedia
Berlin, German Empire
Pasadena, California, United States
Bengt Edlén

Bengt Edlén (November 2, 1906-February 10, 1993)

Bengt Edlén was a Swedish professor of physics and astronomer who specialized in spectroscopy. He participated in solving 'the Corona Mystery': unidentified spectral lines in the sun's spectrum were speculatively believed to originate from a hitherto unidentified chemical element termed coronium. Edlén later showed that those lines are from... Wikipedia
Adolf Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann (March 19, 1906-June 1, 1962)

Otto Adolf Eichmann was a German Nazi SS-'Obersturmbannführer' and one of the major organisers of the Holocaust. Eichmann was charged by SS-'Obergruppenführer' Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. In 1960,... Wikipedia
Solingen, Germany
Ramla, Israel
Eleanor Estes

Eleanor Estes (May 9, 1906-July 15, 1988)

Eleanor Estes was an American children's author and a children's librarian. Her book, 'Ginger Pye,' which she also created illustrations for, won the Newbery Medal. Three of her books were Newbery Honor Winners, and one was awarded the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Estes' books were based on her life in small town Connecticut in the early 1900s. Wikipedia
West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Richard L. Evans

Richard L. Evans (March 23, 1906-November 1, 1971)

Richard Louis Evans was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the president of Rotary International, and the writer, producer, and announcer of 'Music and the Spoken Word' for forty-one years. Wikipedia

Avraham Even-Shoshan (December 25, 1906-August 8, 1984)

Avraham Even-Shoshan was a Russian-born Hebrew linguist and lexicographer, compiler of the Even-Shoshan dictionary, one of the foremost dictionaries of the Hebrew language. Wikipedia
Minsk, Belarus
Tel Aviv, Israel

Adrienne Fazan (May 9, 1906-August 23, 1986)

Adrienne Fazan was an American film editor. Wikipedia
Karl August Folkers

Karl August Folkers (September 1, 1906-December 7, 1997)

Karl August Folkers was an American biochemist, working at Merck, and best known for his role in the isolation of vitamin B 12. He received the Perkin Medal in 1960, the Priestley Medal in 1986, and the National Medal of Science in 1990. As a Merck Pharmaceuticals research team, Folkers, Fern P. Rathe, and Edward Anthony Kaczka were the first to... Wikipedia
Pierre Fournier

Pierre Fournier (June 24, 1906-January 8, 1986)

Pierre Fournier was a French cellist who was called the "aristocrat of cellists," on account of his elegant musicianship and majestic sound. Wikipedia
Friz Freleng

Friz Freleng (August 21, 1906-May 26, 1995)

Isadore "Friz" Freleng, often credited as I. Freleng, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, producer and composer famous for his work on the 'Looney Tunes' and 'Merrie Melodies' series of cartoons from Warner Bros. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States

Giovanni Fusco (October 10, 1906-May 31, 1968)

Giovanni Fusco was an Italian composer, pianist and conductor, who has written numerous film scores since 1936, including those of Alain Resnais' 'Hiroshima mon amour' and 'La guerre est finie', as well as of most of the 1948-1964 films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, from 'N.U. to 'Il deserto rosso', except for 'La notte' and some of his early... Wikipedia
Janet Gaynor

Janet Gaynor (October 6, 1906-September 14, 1984)

Janet Gaynor was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. Wikipedia
Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Palm Springs, California, United States
Sergei Gerasimov (film director)

Sergei Gerasimov (film director) (May 21, 1906-November 26, 1985)

Sergei Appolinarievich Gerasimov was a Soviet film director and screenwriter. The oldest film school in the world, the VGIK, bears his name. Wikipedia
Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russian Empire
Moscow, Soviet Union
Kurt Gödel

Kurt Gödel (April 28, 1906-January 14, 1978)

Kurt Friedrich Gödel was an Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel made an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time when others such as Bertrand Russell, A. N.... Wikipedia
Princeton, New Jersey
Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Maria Goeppert-Mayer (June 28, 1906-February 20, 1972)

Maria Goeppert Mayer was a German-born American theoretical physicist, and Nobel laureate in Physics for proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus. She was the second female Nobel laureate in physics, after Marie Curie. Wikipedia
Kattowitz, German Empire
San Diego, California, United States
Peter Carl Goldmark

Peter Carl Goldmark (December 2, 1906-December 7, 1977)

Port Chester, Westchester County, New York

Lev Gorlitsky (March 3, 1906-November 2, 2003)

Lev Izrailevich Gorlitsky was a Jewish Soviet weapons designer. Under the guidance of Gorlitsky special artillery pieces were designed to be mounted on T-34 self-propelled guns. Wikipedia
Joan Hickson

Joan Hickson (August 5, 1906-October 17, 1998)

Joan Bogle Hickson, OBE was an English actress of theatre, film and television. She was particularly known for her role as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple in the television series 'Miss Marple'. As well as portraying Miss Marple on television, Hickson also narrated a number of 'Miss Marple' stories on audio books. Wikipedia
Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England, UK
Colchester, Essex, England, UK

Lee Hills (journalist) (<a href="/born/year/1906" title="Celebrities Born in 1906">1906</a>-2000)

Lee Hills was an editor and publisher of the Miami Herald and the Detroit Free Press. He was the first chairman and CEO of Knight-Ridder Newspapers and president of the Knight Ridder news service after he helped arrange the merger of Knight Newspapers and Ridder Publications; later in life, he was president of the John S. and James L. Knight... Wikipedia
Granville, N.D.
Miami, FL
Albert Hofmann

Albert Hofmann (January 11, 1906-April 29, 2008)

Albert Hofmann was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. Hofmann was also the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin. He authored more than 100 scientific articles... Wikipedia
Baden, Switzerland
Burg im Leimental, Switzerland
Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper (December 9, 1906-January 1, 1992)

Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral. A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She conceptualized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Arlington, Virginia
John Huston

John Huston (August 5, 1906-August 28, 1987)

John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre', 'Key Largo', 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'The African Queen', 'Moulin Rouge', 'The Misfits', and 'The Man... Wikipedia
Nevada, Missouri, United States
Middletown, Rhode Island, United States
Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson (July 8, 1906-January 25, 2005)

Philip Cortelyou Johnson was an influential American architect. He is especially known for his postmodern work since the 1980s. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio
New Canaan, Connecticut
Sidney Kingsley

Sidney Kingsley (October 22, 1906-March 20, 1995)

Sidney Kingsley was an American dramatist. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play 'Men in White' in 1934. Wikipedia

Ivan Knunyants (<a href="/born/year/1906" title="Celebrities Born in 1906">1906</a>-1990)

Ivan Lyudvigovich Knunyants ( – December 21, 1990, was a Soviet chemist of Armenian origin, academic of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, a Major General and engineer, who significantly contributed to the advancement of Soviet chemistry. He made more than 200 inventions, many of which used in the Soviet industry. Wikipedia

Bolesław Kon (December 9, 1906-June 10, 1936)

Bolesław Kon was a Polish concert pianist who won international acclaim in his brief career. Wikipedia
Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Luis Federico Leloir

Luis Federico Leloir (September 6, 1906-December 2, 1987)

Luis Federico Leloir was an Argentine physician and biochemist who received the 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Although born in France, Leloir received the majority of his education at the University of Buenos Aires and was director of the private research group Fundación Instituto Campomar until his death in 1987. Although his laboratories were... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Curtis LeMay

Curtis LeMay (November 16, 1906-October 1, 1990)

Curtis Emerson LeMay was a general in the United States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of American Independent Party candidate George Wallace in the 1968 presidential election. Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio, United States
March Air Force Base, California, United States
Wassily Leontief

Wassily Leontief (August 5, 1906-February 5, 1999)

Wassily Wassilyevich Leontief, was an American economist notable for his research on how changes in one economic sector may have an effect on other sectors. Leontief won the Nobel Committee's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1973, and three of his doctoral students have also been awarded the prize. Wikipedia
New York City
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (June 22, 1906-February 7, 2001)

Anne Spencer Lindbergh was an American author, aviator, and the wife of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh. She was an acclaimed author whose books and articles spanned the genres of poetry to non-fiction, touching upon topics as diverse as youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment, as well as the role of women in the 20th... Wikipedia
Englewood, New Jersey
Passumpsic, Vermont, U.S.
Alberto Lleras Camargo

Alberto Lleras Camargo (July 3, 1906-January 4, 1990)

Alberto Lleras Camargo was the 20th President of Colombia, and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States. A journalist and liberal party politician, he also served as Minister of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and as Minister of National Education in the administrations of President Alfonso López Pumarejo. Wikipedia
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

Richard Llewellyn (December 8, 1906-November 30, 1983)

Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd, known by his pen name Richard Llewellyn, was a British novelist. Wikipedia
St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Artur Lundkvist

Artur Lundkvist (March 3, 1906-December 11, 1991)

Artur Lundkvist was a Swedish writer, poet and literary critic. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1968. Wikipedia
Ruth Malcomson

Ruth Malcomson (April 16, 1906-May 25, 1988)

Ruth Malcomson was Miss America in 1924, earning the title at age 18. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Igor Moiseyev

Igor Moiseyev (<a href="/born/year/1906" title="Celebrities Born in 1906">1906</a>-November 2, 2007)

Igor Alexandrovich Moiseyev has been widely acclaimed as the greatest 20th-century choreographer of character dance, a dance style similar to folk dance but with more professionalism and theatrics. Wikipedia

Torborg Nedreaas (November 13, 1906-June 30, 1987)

Torborg Nedreaas was a Norwegian author who debuted with the collection of short stories 'Bak skapet står øksen' in 1945. The majority of the stories centered on events and interactions during the Second World War. It was not war literature, but an examination of the occurrences and situations which the war created for people who were not directly... Wikipedia
Nikkyō Niwano

Nikkyō Niwano (November 15, 1906-October 4, 1999)

Nikkyō Niwano was one of the founders and first president of the Buddhist organization, Risshō Kōsei Kai. Wikipedia

Sterling North (November 4, 1906-December 21, 1974)

Thomas Sterling North, who used Sterling North professionally, was an American writer, probably best known for the children's novel 'Rascal', a bestseller in 1963. Wikipedia
Lake Koshkonong, Wisconsin, USA
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906-June 8, 1982)

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was an American Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball pitcher who became a legend in his own lifetime by attracting record crowds wherever he pitched. Wikipedia
Mobile, Alabama
Kansas City, Missouri
Joe Primeau

Joe Primeau (January 29, 1906-May 14, 1989)

Alfred Joseph Francis "Gentleman Joe" Primeau, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is of no relation to Wayne Primeau or Keith Primeau. Wikipedia
Lindsay, ON, CAN
Toronto, ON, CAN

Clayton Rawson (August 15, 1906-March 1, 1971)

Clayton Rawson was an American mystery writer, editor, and amateur magician. His four novels frequently invoke his great knowledge of stage magic and feature as their fictional detective The Great Merlini, a professional magician who runs a shop selling magic supplies. He also wrote four short stories in 1940 about a stage magician named Don... Wikipedia
Elyria, Ohio
Mamaroneck, New York
Carol Reed

Carol Reed (December 30, 1906-April 25, 1976)

Sir Carol Reed was an English film director best known for 'Odd Man Out', 'The Fallen Idol' and 'The Third Man'. For 'Oliver!', he received the Academy Award for Best Director. Wikipedia
Putney, London, England
Chelsea, London, England
John D. Rockefeller III

John D. Rockefeller III (March 21, 1906-July 10, 1978)

John Davison Rockefeller III was a philanthropist and third-generation member of the prominent Rockefeller family. He was the eldest son of philanthropists John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. His siblings were Abby, Nelson, Laurance, Winthrop, and David. Wikipedia
New York
Mount Pleasant, New York
Lalla Romano

Lalla Romano (November 11, 1906-June 26, 2001)

Lalla Romano was an Italian novelist, poet, and journalist. Wikipedia

Mauri Rose (May 26, 1906-January 1, 1981)

Maurice "Mauri" Rose was an American racecar driver. Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio
Royal Oak, Michigan
Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini (May 8, 1906-June 3, 1977)

Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Rossellini was one of the directors of the Italian neorealist cinema, contributing films such as 'Roma città aperta' to the movement. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

Max Rostal (July 7, 1906-August 6, 1991)

Max Rostal was a violinist and a viola player. He was Austrian-born, but later took British citizenship. Wikipedia
Teschen, Austria-Hungary
Bern, Switzerland
Ernst Ruska

Ernst Ruska (December 25, 1906-May 27, 1988)

Ernst August Friedrich Ruska was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for his work in electron optics, including the design of the first electron microscope. Wikipedia
Heidelberg, Germany
West Berlin, Germany
Suleyman Rustam

Suleyman Rustam (November 27, 1906-June 10, 1989)

Suleyman Rustam, is poet of the Soviet Azerbaijan, playwright and a public figure. He is the poet of the Azerbaijan SSR, laureate of the Stalin State Prize of the second degree, Hero of Socialist Labour and a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1940. Wikipedia
Novxanı, Absheron Rayon, Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan
Albert Sabin

Albert Sabin (August 26, 1906-March 3, 1993)

Albert Bruce Sabin was a Polish American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine. Wikipedia
Białystok, Russia
Washington, D.C., USA

Jakob Sande (December 1, 1906-March 16, 1967)

Jakob Sande was a Norwegian writer, poet and folk singer from Dale in Sunnfjord. His parents were Andreas Sande and Ragna Margrete. He married Solveig Ytterlid in 1942 and they had a daughter, Siri, in 1943. Wikipedia
George Sanders

George Sanders (July 3, 1906-April 25, 1972)

George Henry Sanders was an English film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned more than 40 years. His upper-class English accent and bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is perhaps best known as Jack Favell in 'Rebecca', Addison DeWitt in... Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Castelldefels, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor (October 9, 1906-December 20, 2001)

Léopold Sédar Senghor was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal. Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the 'Académie française'. Before independence, he founded the political party called the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. He is regarded by many as one of the... Wikipedia
Joal, Senegal
Normandy, France
Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich (September 25, 1906-August 9, 1975)

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR

Leo Shuken (<a href="/born/year/1906" title="Celebrities Born in 1906">1906</a>-July 24, 1976)

Leo Shuken was an American film music composer, arranger, and musical director. Wikipedia
Bugsy Siegel

Bugsy Siegel (February 28, 1906-June 20, 1947)

Benjamin Siegel was an American mobster with the Luciano crime family. Nicknamed "Bugsy", Siegel was known as one of the most "infamous and feared gangsters of his day". Described as handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page-celebrity gangsters. He was also a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip. Wikipedia
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Beverly Hills, California
Mario Soldati

Mario Soldati (November 16, 1906-June 19, 1999)

Mario Soldati was an Italian writer and film director. In 1954 he won the Strega Prize for 'Lettere da Capri.' He directed several works adapted from novels, and worked with leading Italian actresses, such as Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
G. Ledyard Stebbins

G. Ledyard Stebbins (January 6, 1906-January 19, 2000)

George Ledyard Stebbins, Jr. was an American botanist and geneticist who is widely regarded as one of the leading evolutionary biologists of the 20th century. Stebbins received his Ph.D. in botany from Harvard University in 1931. He went on to the University of California, Berkeley, where his work with E. B. Babcock on the genetic evolution of... Wikipedia
Lawrence, St. Lawrence County, New York
Davis, California

Karl Stern (April 8, 1906-November 7, 1975)

Karl Stern was a German-Canadian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Jewish convert to the Catholic Church. Stern is best known for his account of his conversion in 'Pillar of Fire'. Wikipedia
Cham, Germany

Sunnyland Slim (September 5, 1906-March 17, 1995)

Albert "Sunnyland Slim" Luandrew was an American blues pianist, who was born in the Mississippi Delta, and later moved to Chicago, Illinois, to contribute to that city's post-war scene as a center for blues music. Chicago's broadcaster and writer, Studs Terkel, said Sunnyland Slim was "a living piece of our folk history, gallantly and eloquently... Wikipedia
Quitman County, near Vance, Mississippi
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Alexandre Trauner (August 3, 1906-December 5, 1993)

Alexandre Trauner was a production designer. Wikipedia
Sir George Trevelyan, 4th Baronet

Sir George Trevelyan, 4th Baronet (November 5, 1906-February 9, 1996)

Sir George Lowthian Trevelyan 4th Baronet was a British educational pioneer and a founding father of the New Age movement. After listening to a lecture by Dr Walter Stein, a student of Rudolf Steiner in 1942, he turned from being agnostic to new age spiritual thinker, and even studied anthroposophy in the coming years. He first became a History... Wikipedia
Arturo Uslar Pietri

Arturo Uslar Pietri (May 16, 1906-February 26, 2001)

Arturo Uslar Pietri, was a Venezuelan intellectual, lawyer, journalist, writer, television producer and politician. Wikipedia

Nikolai Virta (December 19, 1906-January 3, 1976)

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Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire
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Samad Vurgun

Samad Vurgun (March 21, 1906-May 27, 1956)

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Francis Walder (August 5, 1906-April 16, 1997)

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Brussels, Belgium
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Franz Waxman (December 24, 1906-February 24, 1967)

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Los Angeles

Richard Whorf (June 4, 1906-December 14, 1966)

Richard Whorf was an American actor, author, director, and designer. Wikipedia
Winthrop, Massachusetts
Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906-March 27, 2002)

Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director and screenwriter... Wikipedia
Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Sucha Beskidzka, Poland)
Beverly Hills, California, US
Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev

Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (April 1, 1906-August 22, 1989)

Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev was a Soviet aeronautical engineer. He designed the Yakovlev military aircraft and founded the Yakovlev Design Bureau. Yakovlev was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1938. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Henny Youngman

Henny Youngman (March 16, 1906-February 24, 1998)

Henry "Henny" Youngman was a British-born American comedian and violinist famous for his mastery of the "one-liner". His best known one-liner was "Take my wife...please". Wikipedia
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Manhattan, New York, USA
Eva Zeisel

Eva Zeisel (November 13, 1906-December 30, 2011)

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Budapest, Hungary
New City, New York, United States

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