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Hannes Alfvén

Hannes Alfvén (May 30, 1908-April 2, 1995)

Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén was a Swedish electrical engineer, plasma physicist and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on magnetohydrodynamics. He described the class of MHD waves now known as Alfvén waves. He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved to research and teaching in the fields of plasma... Wikipedia
Norrköping, Sweden
Djursholm, Sweden
Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende (June 26, 1908-September 11, 1973)

Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections. Wikipedia
Valparaíso, Chile
Santiago, Chile
Don Ameche

Don Ameche (May 31, 1908-December 6, 1993)

Don Ameche was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, with a career spanning almost 60 years. Wikipedia
Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Irakly Andronikov

Irakly Andronikov (<a href="/born/year/1908" title="Celebrities Born in 1908">1908</a>-June 13, 1990)

Irakly Luarsabovich Andronikov was a Russian literature historian, philologist, and media personality. Wikipedia
Walter Annenberg

Walter Annenberg (March 13, 1908-October 1, 2002)

Walter Hubert Annenberg was a U.S. publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Eve Arden

Eve Arden (April 30, 1908-November 12, 1990)

Eve Arden was an American actress. Her almost 60-year career crossed most media frontiers with both supporting and leading roles, but to younger audiences she may be best-remembered for playing the sardonic but engaging title character, a high school teacher, on 'Our Miss Brooks', and as the Rydell High School principal in both 'Grease' and 'Grease... Wikipedia
Mill Valley, California, US
Los Angeles, California, US
Wilfred Conwell Bain

Wilfred Conwell Bain (January 20, 1908-March 7, 1997)

Wilfred Conwell Bain was an American music educator, a university level music school administrator, and an opera theater director at the collegiate level. Bain is widely credited for rapidly transforming to national prominence both the University of North Texas College of Music as Dean from 1938 to 1947, and later, Indiana University School of... Wikipedia
Shawville, Quebec
Bloomington, Indiana
John Bardeen

John Bardeen (May 23, 1908-January 30, 1991)

John Bardeen was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as... Wikipedia
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir (January 9, 1908-April 14, 1986)

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory. De Beauvoir... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France
Milton Berle

Milton Berle (July 12, 1908-March 27, 2002)

Milton Berle was an American comedian and actor. As the host of NBC's 'Texaco Star Theater', he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during TV's golden age. Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York
Los Angeles, California
Rómulo Betancourt

Rómulo Betancourt (February 22, 1908-September 28, 1981)

Rómulo Ernesto Betancourt Bello, known as "The Father of Venezuelan Democracy", was President of Venezuela from 1945 to 1948 and again from 1959 to 1964, as well as leader of Acción Democrática, Venezuela's dominant political party in the 20th century. He survived an assassination attempt ordered by Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, dictator of the... Wikipedia
Guatire, Miranda state
New York City, New York, USA

Howard Browne (April 15, 1908-October 28, 1999)

Howard Browne April 15, 1908, Omaha - October 28, 1999, Santiago was a science fiction editor and mystery writer. He also wrote for several television series and films. Some of his work appeared over the pseudonyms John Evans, Alexander Blade, Lawrence Chandler, Ivar Jorgensen, and Lee Francis. Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska
Santiago, California
Walter Bruch

Walter Bruch (March 2, 1908-May 5, 1990)

Walter Bruch was a German electrical engineer and pioneer of German Television. He invented the PAL color television system at Telefunken in the early 1960s. In addition to his research activities Walter Bruch was an honorary lecturer at Hannover Technical University. He was awarded the Werner von Siemens Ring in 1975. Wikipedia
Tony Canzoneri

Tony Canzoneri (November 6, 1908-December 9, 1959)

Tony Canzoneri was an American professional boxer. Canzoneri was a three-time world champion and held a total of five world titles. Wikipedia
Slidell, Louisiana
Staten Island, New York
A.E. Clouston

A.E. Clouston (April 7, 1908-January 1, 1984)

Arthur Edmond Clouston CB DSO DFC AFC was a British test pilot, who also took part in 1930s air races and record-breaking flights, and in the 1950s rose to the rank of air commodore in the Royal Air Force. Wikipedia
Motueka, New Zealand
St Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall, England
Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke (November 20, 1908-March 30, 2004)

Alistair Cooke KBE was a British journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included 'Letter from America' and 'Alistair Cooke's America', he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS 'Masterpiece Theatre' from 1971 to 1992. After holding the job for 22 years, and having worked in... Wikipedia
Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
New York City, New York, United States

Olivia Coolidge (October 16, 1908-December 10, 2006)

Margaret Olivia Ensor Coolidge was a British-born American writer and educator. She published 27 books, many for young adults, including 'The Greek Myths', her debut; 'The Trojan War'; 'Legends of the North'; 'Makers of the Red Revolution'; 'Men of Athens', one runner-up for the 1963 Newbery Medal; 'Lives of Famous Romans'; and biographies of... Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Essex, Connecticut, USA

Felicitas Corrigan (March 6, 1908-October 7, 2003)

Dame Felicitas Corrigan OSB was an English Benedictine nun, author and humanitarian. Wikipedia

Harold Courlander (September 18, 1908-March 15, 1996)

Harold Courlander was an American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, an expert in the study of Haitian life. The author of 35 books and plays and numerous scholarly articles, Courlander specialized in the study of African, Caribbean, Afro-American, and Native American cultures. He took a special interest in oral literature, cults, and... Wikipedia

John Cox (sound engineer) (September 1908-1972)

John Cox was an English sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Sound Recording and was nominated for two more in the same category. He worked on over 140 films between 1931 and 1972. Wikipedia
Leicester, England
London, England

John Creasey (September 17, 1908-June 9, 1973)

John Creasey MBE was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms. Wikipedia
Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908-November 21, 1999)

Quentin Crisp was an English writer and raconteur. Wikipedia
Sutton, Surrey, England
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester, England
Bette Davis

Bette Davis (April 5, 1908-October 6, 1989)

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films... Wikipedia
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Ernesto de Martino

Ernesto de Martino (December 1, 1908-May 9, 1965)

Ernesto de Martino was an Italian philosopher and anthropologist and historian of religions. He studied with Benedetto Croce and Adolfo Omodeo, and did field research with Diego Carpitella into the funeral rituals of Lucania and the 'tarantism'. Wikipedia
Michael E. DeBakey

Michael E. DeBakey (September 7, 1908-July 11, 2008)

Michael Ellis DeBakey was a world-renowned American cardiac surgeon, innovator, scientist, medical educator, and international medical statesman. DeBakey was the chancellor emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, director of The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, and senior attending surgeon of The Methodist Hospital in... Wikipedia
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Houston, Texas, United States
Jean Delannoy

Jean Delannoy (January 12, 1908-June 18, 2008)

Jean Delannoy was a French actor, film editor, screenwriter and film director. Wikipedia
Noisy-le-Sec, Île-de-France, France
Guainville, Eure-et-Loir, France
Bob Dunn (cartoonist)

Bob Dunn (cartoonist) (March 5, 1908-January 31, 1989)

Bob Dunn was an American cartoonist, entertainer and gagwriter who drew several comic strips. Wikipedia

Jean Effel (February 12, 1908-October 10, 1982)

Jean Effel, real name François Lejeune was French painter, caricaturist, illustrator and journalist. Mostly he considered himself to be journalist and political commentator. His pseudonym is created by his initials F. L. Wikipedia
Gustav Ernesaks

Gustav Ernesaks (December 12, 1908-January 24, 1993)

Gustav Ernesaks was an Estonian composer and a choir conductor. Wikipedia
Perila, Peningi Parish
Tallinn

Bram Fischer (April 23, 1908-May 8, 1975)

Abram Louis Fischer, commonly known as Bram Fischer was a South African lawyer of Afrikaner descent, notable for anti-apartheid activism and for the legal defence of anti-apartheid figures, including Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial. Following the trial he was himself put on trial accused of furthering communism. He was sentenced to life... Wikipedia
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein
James Thomas Flexner

James Thomas Flexner (January 13, 1908-February 13, 2003)

James Thomas Flexner was an American historian and biographer best known for the four-volume biography of George Washington that earned him a National Book Award in Biography and a special Pulitzer Prize. His one-volume abridgment, 'Washington: the Indispensable Man' was the basis of two television miniseries broadcast in the mid-1980s starring... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Ilya Frank

Ilya Frank (October 23, 1908-June 22, 1990)

Ilya Mikhailovich Frank was a Soviet winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1958 jointly with Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov and Igor Y. Tamm, also of the Soviet Union. He received the award for his work in explaining the phenomenon of Cherenkov radiation. He received the Stalin prize in 1946 and 1953 and the USSR state prize in 1971. Wikipedia
St. Petersburg
Moscow, Soviet Union
Pauline Frederick (journalist)

Pauline Frederick (journalist) (February 13, 1908-May 9, 1990)

Pauline Frederick was an American journalist in newspapers, radio and television, as well as co-author of a book in 1941 and sole author of a book in 1967. in her nearly 50-year career, she covered numerous stories ranging from politics and articles of particular interest to women to military conflicts, and public interest pieces. Her career... Wikipedia
Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Lake Forest, Illinois

Felix Gantmacher (February 23, 1908-May 16, 1964)

Felix Gantmacher was a Soviet mathematician, professor at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, well known for his contributions in mechanics, matrix theory and Lie group theory. Wikipedia

Jean-Jacques Gautier (November 4, 1908-April 20, 1986)

Jean-Jacques Gautier was French theatre critic, novelist and essayist. A Norman via his father and a champenois via his mother, he was elected a member of the Académie française in 1972. Wikipedia
Valentin Glushko

Valentin Glushko (September 2, 1908-January 10, 1989)

Valentin Petrovich Glushko, was a Soviet engineer, and the principal Soviet designer of rocket engines during the Soviet/American Space Race. Wikipedia
Odessa
Moscow, Soviet Union
Arthur Goldberg

Arthur Goldberg (August 8, 1908-January 19, 1990)

Arthur Joseph Goldberg was an American statesman and jurist who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Supreme Court Justice and Ambassador to the United Nations. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.

Winston Graham (June 30, 1908-July 10, 2003)

Winston Mawdsley Graham OBE was an English novelist, best known for the Poldark novels; a series of historical fiction set in Cornwall. Wikipedia
Victoria Park, Manchester, England
London, England
Stéphane Grappelli

Stéphane Grappelli (January 26, 1908-December 1, 1997)

Stéphane Grappelli was a French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934. It was one of the first all-string jazz bands. He has been called "the grandfather of jazz violinists" and continued playing concerts around the world well into his 80s. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France

Johnny Green (October 10, 1908-May 17, 1989)

Johnny Green was an American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. He was given the nickname "Beulah" by colleague Conrad Salinger. His most famous song was one of his earliest, "Body and Soul". Green was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Giovannino Guareschi

Giovannino Guareschi (May 1, 1908-July 22, 1968)

Giovannino Oliviero Giuseppe Guareschi was an Italian journalist, cartoonist and humorist whose most famous creation is the priest Don Camillo. Wikipedia
Roccabianca, Emilia, Kingdom of Italy
Cervia, Romagna, Italian Republic
Rex Harrison

Rex Harrison (March 5, 1908-June 2, 1990)

Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison was an English actor of stage and screen. Wikipedia
Huyton, Lancashire, England
New York City
Olav H. Hauge

Olav H. Hauge (August 18, 1908-May 23, 1994)

Olav Håkonson Hauge was a Norwegian poet. He was born in Ulvik and lived his whole life there, working as a gardener in his own orchard. Wikipedia

Lennie Hayton (February 14, 1908-April 24, 1971)

Leonard George "Lennie" Hayton was an American composer, conductor and arranger. His trademark was the wearing of a captain’s hat, which he always wore at a rakish angle. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Palm Springs, California
William Randolph Hearst, Jr.

William Randolph Hearst, Jr. (January 27, 1908-May 14, 1993)

William Randolph Hearst, Jr. was the second son of the publisher William Randolph Hearst. He became editor-in-chief of Hearst Newspapers after the death of his father in 1951. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his interview with Soviet premier, Nikita Khrushchev, and associated commentaries in 1955. Wikipedia
Alfred Hershey

Alfred Hershey (December 4, 1908-May 22, 1997)

Alfred Day Hershey was an American Nobel Prize–winning bacteriologist and geneticist. Wikipedia
Hasings, Minnesota
Syosset, New York

Heydar Huseynov (April 3, 1908-August 15, 1950)

Dr. Heydar Najaf oglu Huseynov was an Azerbaijani philosopher and academician. Wikipedia

Fred Hynes (May 8, 1908-February 10, 1992)

Fred Hynes was an American sound engineer. He won five Academy Awards in the category Sound Recording and was nominated for two more in the same category. Wikipedia
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States

Josephine Jacobsen (August 19, 1908-July 9, 2003)

Josephine Jacobsen was an American poet, short story writer, and critic. She was appointed the twenty-first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1971. Wikipedia
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Cockeysville, Maryland, USA
Celia Johnson

Celia Johnson (December 18, 1908-April 26, 1982)

Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson DBE was an English actress. Wikipedia
Richmond, Surrey, England, UK
Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1908-January 22, 1973)

Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States, a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President. Johnson, a Democrat from Texas, served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961, including six years as Senate Majority Leader,... Wikipedia
Stonewall, Texas, United States
Stonewall, Texas, United States

Eugen Kapp (May 13, 1908-October 29, 1996)

Eugen Kapp was an Estonian composer and music educator. Characterized by simple harmonies, march rhythms and an appealing melodic style, his music is reflective upon the musical ideas favoured by the Stalinist regime of the 1940s and 1950s. He is best remembered today for his contribution to Russian opera. Wikipedia

Sigizmund Kats (April 4, 1908-June 17, 1984)

Sigizmund Abramovich Katz, was a Soviet composer who specialized in writing popular songs. One of the founding fathers of the genre of the Soviet "mass song", Katz became famous in the 1940s and 1950s. His songs ranged from lyrical serenades and ballads to marches and quasi-Straussian waltzes. Sigizmund Katz' professional reputation now rests... Wikipedia
Harry Kemelman

Harry Kemelman (<a href="/born/year/1908" title="Celebrities Born in 1908">1908</a>-1996)

Harry Kemelman was an American mystery writer and a professor of English. He was the creator of one of the most famous religious sleuths, Rabbi David Small. Wikipedia
Vladimir Kotelnikov

Vladimir Kotelnikov (September 6, 1908-February 11, 2005)

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kotelnikov was an information theory and radar astronomy pioneer from the Soviet Union. He was elected a member of the Russian Academy of Science, in the Department of Technical Science in 1953. From 30 July 1973 to 25 March 1980 Kotelnikov served as Chairman of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet. Wikipedia

Joseph Krumgold (April 9, 1908-July 10, 1980)

Joseph Quincy Krumgold was an American writer of books and screenplays. He was the first person to win two annual Newbery Medals for the most distinguished new American children's book. Wikipedia
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Hope Township, New Jersey
Marina Ladynina

Marina Ladynina (June 24, 1908-March 10, 2003)

Marina Aklekseyevna Ladynina was a popular Soviet cinema and theatre actress, best remembered for major roles in films like 'Tractor Drivers', 'The Swine Girl and the Shepherd', 'Six O'Clock after the War is Over', 'Ballad of Siberia' and 'Cossacks of the Kuban', all directed by her husband Ivan Pyryev. One of the best-loved Soviet movie stars of... Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour (March 22, 1908-June 10, 1988)

Louis Dearborn L'Amour was an American author. His books consisted primarily of Western novels, however he also wrote historical fiction, science fiction, nonfiction, as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into movies. L'Amour's books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of... Wikipedia
Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Los Angeles, United States
Lev Landau

Lev Landau (January 22, 1908-April 1, 1968)

Lev Davidovich Landau was a prominent Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics. His accomplishments include the independent co-discovery of the density matrix method in quantum mechanics, the quantum mechanical theory of diamagnetism, the theory of superfluidity, the theory of second-order phase... Wikipedia
Baku
Moscow
Otto Lang (film producer)

Otto Lang (film producer) (January 21, 1908-January 30, 2006)

Otto Lang was a skier and pioneer ski instructor from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who lived and worked in the United States. He founded ski schools on Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and Mount Hood beginning in the 1930s, and as the director of the ski school at Sun Valley became 'the' ski instructor for Hollywood stars. Later he became a movie director and... Wikipedia
Tešanj, Zenica
Seattle
David Lean

David Lean (March 25, 1908-April 16, 1991)

Sir David Lean, CBE was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics such as 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', 'Lawrence of Arabia', and 'Doctor Zhivago'; for perhaps the most highly regarded of all the adaptations of Dickens' novels, 'Great Expectations' and 'Oliver Twist'; and for the renowned... Wikipedia
Croydon, Surrey, England
Limehouse, London, UK
Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss (November 28, 1908-October 30, 2009)

Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology. He held the Chair of Social Anthropology at the Collège de France between 1959 and 1982 and was elected a member of the Académie française in 1973. He received numerous honors from... Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Paris, France
Willard Libby

Willard Libby (December 17, 1908-September 8, 1980)

Willard Frank Libby was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized archaeology. For his contributions to the team that developed this process, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1960. Wikipedia
Grand Valley, Colorado
Los Angeles
Joshua Logan

Joshua Logan (October 5, 1908-July 12, 1988)

Joshua Lockwood Logan III was an American stage and film director and writer. Wikipedia
Texarkana, Texas, US
New York City
Ernie Lombardi

Ernie Lombardi (April 6, 1908-September 26, 1977)

Ernesto Natali "Ernie" Lombardi, was a Major League Baseball catcher for the Brooklyn Robins, the Cincinnati Reds, the Boston Braves and the New York Giants during a Hall of Fame career that spanned 17 years, from 1931 to 1947. He had several nicknames, including "Schnozz", "Lumbago", "Bocci", "The Cyrano of the Iron Mask" and "Lom". Bill James... Wikipedia
Oakland, California
Santa Cruz, California
Al Lopez

Al Lopez (August 20, 1908-October 30, 2005)

Alfonso Ramon "Al" Lopez was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. His Spanish-American heritage and "gentlemanly nature" earned him the nickname '"El Señor'". Wikipedia
Tampa, Florida, United States
Tampa, Florida, United States

Jean Malaquais (<a href="/born/year/1908" title="Celebrities Born in 1908">1908</a>-December 22, 1998)

Jean Malaquais was a French novelist. He was born as Wladimir Jan Pavel Malacki in Warsaw in 1908 of a non-religious Polish family of Jewish descent. Wikipedia
Giacomo Manzù

Giacomo Manzù (December 22, 1908-January 17, 1991)

Giacomo Manzù, pseudonym of Giacomo Manzoni, was an Italian sculptor. Wikipedia
Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908-January 24, 1993)

Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow (April 1, 1908-June 8, 1970)

Abraham Harold Maslow was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. Maslow was a psychology professor at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research and... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
California, United States
Harrie Massey

Harrie Massey (May 16, 1908-November 27, 1983)

Sir Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey was an Australian mathematical physicist who worked primarily in the fields of atomic and atmospheric physics. Wikipedia
Invermay, Victoria, Australia
Esher, Surrey

Thierry Maulnier (<a href="/born/year/1908" title="Celebrities Born in 1908">1908</a>-January 9, 1988)

Thierry Maulnier was a French journalist, essayist, dramatist, and literary critic. Wikipedia
William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.

William Keepers Maxwell, Jr. (August 16, 1908-July 31, 2000)

William Keepers Maxwell, Jr. was an American editor, novelist, short story writer, essayist, children's author, and memoirist. He served as a fiction editor at 'The New Yorker' from 1936 to 1975. An editor devoted to his writers, Maxwell became a legendary mentor and confidant to many of the most prominent authors of his day. Although best known as... Wikipedia
Lincoln, Illinois, USA
New York City, New York, USA

Myron McCormick (February 8, 1908-July 30, 1962)

Born Walter Myron McCormick in Albany, Indiana, he was an American actor of stage, radio and film. Wikipedia
Albany, Indiana, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Robert Merle

Robert Merle (August 28, 1908-March 27, 2004)

Robert Merle was a French novelist. Wikipedia
Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908-February 15, 1984)

Ethel Merman was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Some People", "Rose's Turn", "I Get a Kick... Wikipedia
Astoria, Queens, New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Sulamith Messerer

Sulamith Messerer (August 27, 1908-June 3, 2004)

Sulamith Mikhailovna Messerer, OBE was a Russian ballerina and choreographer who laid the foundations for the classical ballet in Japan. Wikipedia
Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908-April 27, 1992)

Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically it often uses 'modes of limited transposition', which he abstracted from his early compositions and improvisations. Messiaen also drew on his Roman Catholic faith for his... Wikipedia
Avignon, France
Paris
John Mills

John Mills (February 22, 1908-April 23, 2005)

Sir John Mills CBE was an English actor who appeared in more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades. On screen, he often played people who are not at all exceptional, but become heroes because of their common sense, generosity and good judgement. He received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in 'Ryan's Daughter'. Wikipedia
North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Wajahat Mirza (April 20, 1908-August 4, 1990)

Wajahat Mirza, also known as Vajahat Mirza and Wajahat Mirza Changezi, was an Indian screenwriter and film director who penned the dialogues of some of the most successful films in India during the 1950s and 1960s, best known for ' Mughal-e-Azam' and the Academy Award-nominee, 'Mother India'. Wikipedia
Sitapur
Karachi
Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow (April 25, 1908-April 27, 1965)

Edward R. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States. Wikipedia
near Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Nikolay Nosov

Nikolay Nosov (November 23, 1908-July 26, 1976)

Nikolai Nikolaevich Nosov was a Soviet children's literature writer, the author of a number of humorous short stories, a school novel, and the popular trilogy of fairy tale novels about the adventures of Neznaika and his friends. Wikipedia
Kiev, Russian Empire, now Ukraine
Moscow, USSR
David Oistrakh

David Oistrakh (<a href="/born/year/1908" title="Celebrities Born in 1908">1908</a>-October 24, 1974)

David Fyodorovich Oistrakh Oistrach was a renowned Soviet classical violinist. Wikipedia
Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel de Oliveira (December 11, 1908-February 4, 2015)

Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH was a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto. He first began making films in 1927, when he and some friends attempted to make a film about World War I. In 1931 he completed his first film 'Douro, Faina Fluvial', a documentary about his home city Porto made in the city symphony... Wikipedia
Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
George Oppen

George Oppen (April 24, 1908-July 7, 1984)

George Oppen was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets. He abandoned poetry in the 1930s for political activism and later moved to Mexico to avoid the attentions of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He returned to poetry -- and to the United States -- in 1958, and received the Pulitzer... Wikipedia
New Rochelle, New York, United States
California, United States

Miguel Otero Silva (October 26, 1908-August 28, 1985)

Miguel Otero Silva, was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, humorist and politician. Remaining a figure of great reference in Venezuelan literature, his literary and journalistic works were strictly related to the social and political history of Venezuela. Before the establishment of democracy in 1958, he was repeatedly forced into exile; afterwards,... Wikipedia
Barcelona, Anzoátegui
Caracas, Venezuela
Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese (September 9, 1908-August 27, 1950)

Cesare Pavese was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country. Wikipedia
Santo Stefano Belbo
Turin
Tullio Pinelli

Tullio Pinelli (June 24, 1908-March 7, 2009)

Tullio Pinelli was an Italian screenwriter best known for his work on the Federico Fellini classics 'I Vitelloni', 'La Strada', 'La Dolce Vita' and '8½'. Wikipedia
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Rome, Italy

L. V. Prasad (January 17, 1908-June 22, 1994)

Akkineni Lakshmi Vara Prasada Rao, known popularly as 'L. V. Prasad' was an Indian film producer, actor, director, cinematographer and businessman. He was one of the pioneers of Indian cinema and is the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest Award for films in India. Wikipedia
Somavarapadu,Elur,West Godavari Andhra Pradesh, India
Willard Van Orman Quine

Willard Van Orman Quine (June 25, 1908-December 25, 2000)

Willard Van Orman Quine was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition, recognized as "one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century." From 1930 until his death 70 years later, Quine was continually affiliated with Harvard University in one way or another, first as a student, then as a professor of philosophy... Wikipedia
Akron, Ohio, United States
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller (July 8, 1908-January 26, 1979)

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford, and as the 49th Governor of New York. He also served in the administrations of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt regarding Latin America and Dwight Eisenhower... Wikipedia
Bar Harbor, Maine, U.S.
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke (May 25, 1908-August 1, 1963)

Theodore Huebner Roethke was an American poet. He published several volumes of award-winning and critically acclaimed poetry. Roethke is regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential poets of his generation. Wikipedia
Saginaw, Michigan
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Renzo Rossellini (composer) (February 2, 1908-May 13, 1982)

Renzo Rossellini was an Italian composer, best known for his film scores. Wikipedia
Rome
Monte Carlo
Robert Rossen

Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908-February 18, 1966)

Robert Rossen was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Joseph Rotblat

Joseph Rotblat (November 4, 1908-August 31, 2005)

Sir Joseph Rotblat KCMG CBE FRS was a Polish physicist, a self-described "Pole with a British passport". Rotblat was the only physicist to leave the Manhattan Project on the grounds of conscience. Rotblat's work on nuclear fallout was a major contribution toward the ratification of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. A signatory of the... Wikipedia
Warsaw, Poland
London, England

Nils Johan Rud (July 24, 1908-June 7, 1993)

Nils Johan Rud was a Norwegian novelist, writer of short stories, children's writer, and a magazine editor. He is particularly known for his long-term period as editor of the magazine 'Arbeidermagasinet' / 'Magasinet For Alle'. Wikipedia
Boris Rybakov

Boris Rybakov (<a href="/born/year/1908" title="Celebrities Born in 1908">1908</a>-2001)

Boris Alexandrovich Rybakov was a Soviet and Russian historian who personified the anti-Normanist vision of Russian history. Wikipedia
Harrison Salisbury

Harrison Salisbury (November 14, 1908-July 5, 1993)

Harrison Evans Salisbury, was an American journalist and the first regular 'New York Times' correspondent in Moscow after World War II. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Minneapolis North High School in 1925 and the University of Minnesota in 1930. Wikipedia
William Saroyan

William Saroyan (August 31, 1908-May 18, 1981)

William Saroyan was an American dramatist and author. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940, and in 1943 won the Academy Award for Best Story for the film adaptation of his novel 'The Human Comedy'. Wikipedia
Fresno, California, USA
Fresno, California, USA
Marina Semyonova

Marina Semyonova (June 12, 1908-June 9, 2010)

Marina Timofeyevna Semyonova was the first Soviet-trained prima ballerina. She was born in Saint-Petersburg. She was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1975. Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg
Moscow
Sergei Sobolev

Sergei Sobolev (October 6, 1908-January 3, 1989)

Sergei Lvovich Sobolev was a Soviet mathematician working in mathematical analysis and partial differential equations. He was born in St. Petersburg, and died in Moscow. Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg
Moscow

Elizabeth George Speare (November 21, 1908-November 15, 1994)

Elizabeth George Speare was an American writer of children's books, best known for historical novels including two Newbery Medal winners. She has been called one of America's 100 most popular writers for children and some of her work has become mandatory reading in many schools throughout the nation. Indeed, because her books have sold so well she... Wikipedia
Melrose, Massachusetts, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Lionel Stander

Lionel Stander (January 11, 1908-November 30, 1994)

Lionel Jay Stander was an American actor in films, radio, theater and television. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Frank Stanton (executive)

Frank Stanton (executive) (March 20, 1908-December 24, 2006)

Frank Nicholas Stanton was an American broadcasting executive who served as the president of CBS between 1946 and 1971 and then as vice chairman until 1973. He also served as the chairman of the Rand Corporation from 1961 until 1967. With William S. Paley, Stanton is credited with the significant growth of CBS into a communications powerhouse. Wikipedia
Muskegon, Michigan
Boston, Massachusetts
James Stewart

James Stewart (May 20, 1908-July 2, 1997)

James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the American middle class man with everyday life struggles. Wikipedia
Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
K. B. Sundarambal

K. B. Sundarambal (October 11, 1908-October 15, 1980)

Kodumudi Balambal Sundarambal was a stage artist, actor and singer from Erode district, Tamil Nadu. She performed in Tamil cinema and was referred to as the "Queen of the Indian stage." A political activist during the Indian independence movement, K.B. Sundarambal was the first film personality to enter a state legislature in India. Wikipedia
Kodumudi, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India
Edward Teller

Edward Teller (January 15, 1908-September 9, 2003)

Edward Teller was a Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist who, although he claimed he did not care for the title, is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb". He made numerous contributions to nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy and surface physics. His extension of Enrico Fermi's theory of beta decay, in the form of... Wikipedia
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Stanford, California, USA

Sergey Urusevsky (December 23, 1908-November 12, 1974)

Sergey Pavlovich Urusevsky was a Soviet cinematographer and film director, renowned for his work with Grigori Chukhrai, Mikhail Kalatozov and Yuli Raizman. Wikipedia
Dmitriy Ustinov

Dmitriy Ustinov (October 30, 1908-December 20, 1984)

Dmitriy Feodorovich Ustinov was Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union from 1976 until his death. Wikipedia
Samara, Russian Empire
Moscow, Soviet Union
Yevgeny Vuchetich

Yevgeny Vuchetich (<a href="/born/year/1908" title="Celebrities Born in 1908">1908</a>-1974)

Yevgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich was a prominent Soviet sculptor and artist. He is known for his heroic monuments, often of allegoric style. Wikipedia
Sylvester Weaver (executive)

Sylvester Weaver (executive) (December 21, 1908-March 15, 2002)

Sylvester Laflin "Pat" Weaver, Jr. was an American radio advertising executive, who became president of NBC between 1953 and 1955. He has been credited with reshaping commercial broadcasting's format and philosophy as radio gave way to television as America's dominant home entertainment. His daughter is actress Sigourney Weaver. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal (December 31, 1908-September 20, 2005)

Simon Wiesenthal, KBE was an Austrian writer and Nazi hunter. He was a Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor who became famous after World War II for his work as a Nazi hunter. Wikipedia
Buczacz, Kingdom of Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Vienna, Austria
John Tuzo Wilson

John Tuzo Wilson (October 24, 1908-April 15, 1993)

John Tuzo Wilson, CC, OBE, FRS, FRSC, FRSE was a Canadian geophysicist and geologist who achieved worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the theory of plate tectonics. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Toronto, Ontario Canada
C. Vann Woodward

C. Vann Woodward (November 13, 1908-December 17, 1999)

Comer Vann Woodward was a preeminent American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race relations. He was considered, along with Richard Hofstadter and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to be one of the most influential historians of the postwar era, 1940s–1970s, both by scholars and by the general public. He was long a supporter of the... Wikipedia
Vanndale, Arkansas
Hamden, Connecticut
Richard Wright (author)

Richard Wright (author) (September 4, 1908-November 28, 1960)

Richard Nathaniel Wright was an American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United... Wikipedia
Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Paris, France
Ivan Yefremov

Ivan Yefremov (April 22, 1908-October 5, 1972)

Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, last sometimes spelled Efremov, was a Soviet paleontologist, science fiction author and social thinker. He originated taphonomy, the study of fossilization patterns. Wikipedia
Vyritsa, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire
Leningrad, Soviet Union

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