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James Agee

James Agee (November 27, 1909-May 16, 1955)

James Rufus Agee was an American author, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S. His autobiographical novel, 'A Death in the Family', won the author a posthumous 1958 Pulitzer Prize. Wikipedia
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
New York City, United States
Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren (March 28, 1909-May 9, 1981)

Nelson Algren was an American writer. He may be best known for 'The Man with the Golden Arm', a 1949 novel that won the National Book Award and was adapted as a 1955 film of the same name. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Long Island, New York, United States
Eric Ambler

Eric Ambler (June 28, 1909-October 22, 1998)

Eric Clifford Ambler OBE was an influential British author of thrillers, in particular spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre. He also worked as a screen writer. Ambler also used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda. Wikipedia
London, England, Great Britain
Robert Arthur, Jr.

Robert Arthur, Jr. (November 10, 1909-May 2, 1969)

Robert A. Arthur, Jr. was a mystery and speculative fiction writer known for 'The Mysterious Traveler' radio series and his 'Three Investigators' series of novels. Wikipedia
Corregidor, Philippines
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Lev Artsimovich

Lev Artsimovich (February 25, 1909-March 1, 1973)

Lev Andreevich Artsimovich was a Soviet physicist, academician of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, member of the Presidium of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, and Hero of Socialist Labor. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
Aruna Asaf Ali

Aruna Asaf Ali (July 16, 1909-July 29, 1996)

Aruna Asaf Ali, born Aruna Ganguly, was an Indian independence activist. She is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National Congress flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay during the Quit India Movement, 1942. Wikipedia
Kalka, Punjab, British India
Kolkata, India
Vladimir Barmin

Vladimir Barmin (<a href="/born/year/1909" title="Celebrities Born in 1909">1909</a>-July 17, 1993)

Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin was the Soviet scientist, designer of the rocket launch complexes. Wikipedia
Jean Batten

Jean Batten (September 15, 1909-November 22, 1982)

Jean Gardner Batten CBE OSC was a New Zealand aviator. Born in Rotorua, she became the best-known New Zealander of the 1930s, internationally, by taking a number of record-breaking solo flights across the world. It was she who in 1936 made the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand. Wikipedia
Rotorua, New Zealand
Palma, Majorca, Spain
Isaiah Berlin

Isaiah Berlin (June 6, 1909-June 5 AD)

Sir Isaiah Berlin OM, CBE, FBA was a Russo-British Jewish social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas, "thought by many to be the dominant scholar of his generation". He excelled as an essayist, conversationalist and raconteur; and as a brilliant lecturer who improvised, rapidly and spontaneously, richly allusive and... Wikipedia
Riga, Russia (now Latvia)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Carlo Bernari (October 13, 1909-October 22, 1992)

Carlo Bernari is the pseudonym under which Italian author Carlo Bernard is known. Wikipedia
Nikolay Bogolyubov

Nikolay Bogolyubov (August 21, 1909-February 13, 1992)

Nikolay Nikolayevich Bogolyubov, also transliterated as Bogoliubov, was a Soviet mathematician and theoretical physicist known for a significant contribution to quantum field theory, classical and quantum statistical mechanics, and to the theory of dynamical systems; a recipient of the Dirac Prize. Wikipedia
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Victor Borge

Victor Borge (January 3, 1909-December 23, 2000)

Børge Rosenbaum, known professionally as Victor Borge, was a Danish comedian, conductor and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in the United States and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nickname "The Clown Prince of Denmark", "The Unmelancholy Dane", and "The Great Dane". Wikipedia
Copenhagen, Denmark
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Albert R. Broccoli

Albert R. Broccoli (April 5, 1909-June 27, 1996)

Albert Romolo Broccoli, CBE, nicknamed "Cubby," was an American film producer who made more than 40 motion pictures throughout his career. Most of the films were made in the United Kingdom and often filmed at Pinewood Studios. Co-founder of Danjaq, LLC and Eon Productions, Broccoli is most notable as the producer of many of the 'James Bond' films.... Wikipedia
Queens, New York
Beverly Hills, California
Clara Calamai

Clara Calamai (September 7, 1909-September 21, 1998)

Clara Calamai was an Italian actress. Wikipedia
Prato, Italy
Hélder Câmara

Hélder Câmara (February 7, 1909-August 27, 1999)

Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara was Catholic Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, serving from 1964 to 1985 during the military regime of the country. Wikipedia
Fortaleza, Brazil
Recife, Brazil

Jimmy Cannon (April 10, 1909-December 5, 1973)

Jimmy Cannon was a sports journalist inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame for his coverage of the sport. Wikipedia
Al Capp

Al Capp (September 28, 1909-November 5, 1979)

Alfred Gerald Caplin, better known as Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip 'Li'l Abner', which he created in 1934 and continued writing and drawing until 1977. He also wrote the comic strips 'Abbie an' Slats' and 'Long Sam'. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in 1947 for... Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut
South Hampton, New Hampshire

Robert Carson (writer) (October 6, 1909-January 19, 1983)

Robert Carson was an American film and television screenwriter, novelist, and short story writer, who won an Academy Award in 1938 for his screenplay of 'A Star Is Born.' He was married to Mary Jane Irving, a former child actress. Wikipedia

Ken Darby (May 24, 1909-January 24, 1992)

Kenneth Lorin Darby was an American composer, vocal arranger, lyricist, and conductor. His film scores were recognized with three Academy Awards and one Grammy Award. He provided vocals for the Munchkinland mayor in 'The Wizard of Oz', who was portrayed in the film by Charlie Becker. Darby is also notable as the author of 'The Brownstone House of... Wikipedia
Hebron, Nebraska
Sherman Oaks, California

Shelby Cullom Davis (April 1, 1909-May 26, 1994)

Shelby Cullom Davis was an American investment banker, philanthropist, and former United States Ambassador to Switzerland hailing from the state of New York. He served as the American envoy in Bern under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford from 1969 to 1975. Wikipedia
Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker (November 19, 1909-November 11, 2005)

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, he invented the concept known as management by objectives and self-control,... Wikipedia
Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Claremont, California

Bob Dyer (May 22, 1909-January 9, 1984)

Robert Neal "Bob" Dies OBE, who took the stage name of Bob Dyer, was a Gold Logie-award winning American-born vaudeville entertainer and singer, radio and television personality, and radio and television quiz show host who made his name in Australia. Dyer is best known for the long-running radio and then television quiz show, 'Pick a Box'. At the... Wikipedia
Hartsville County, Tennessee

Ivan Dzerzhinsky (April 9, 1909-1978)

Ivan Ivanovich Dzerzhinsky was a Russian composer. He is notable in that the work for which he best known, his opera 'Quiet Flows the Don', was more successful for its political potential than for any musical distinction. Wikipedia

Jo Eisinger (<a href="/born/year/1909" title="Celebrities Born in 1909">1909</a>-1991)

Jo Eisinger was a film and television writer whose career spanned more than forty years from the early forties well into the eighties. He is widely recognized as the writer of two of the most psychologically complex 'film noirs': 'Gilda' and 'Night and the City'. Wikipedia
Elizabeth Enright

Elizabeth Enright (September 17, 1909-June 8, 1968)

Elizabeth Enright, was an American writer of children's books, an illustrator, writer of short stories for adults, literary critic and teacher of creative writing. Perhaps best known as the Newbery Medal-winning author of 'Thimble Summer', and the Newbery Honor book 'Gone-Away Lake', she also authored the popular Melendy Quartet series. A multiple... Wikipedia
Oak Park, Illinois
Wainscott, Long Island, New York
Julius J. Epstein

Julius J. Epstein (August 22, 1909-December 30, 2000)

Julius J. Epstein was an American screenwriter, who had a long career, best remembered for his screenplay – written with his twin brother, Philip, and Howard E. Koch – of the film 'Casablanca', for which the writers won an Academy Award. It was adapted from an unpublished play, 'Everybody Comes to Rick's,' written by Murray Bennett and Joan Alison. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Los Angeles, California
Tom Ewell

Tom Ewell (April 29, 1909-September 12, 1994)

Tom Ewell was an American actor. His most successful and arguably most identifiable role is of Richard Sherman in 'The Seven Year Itch' which he played on both the Broadway stage and in the 1955 Hollywood film. He played in several other light comedies in the 1950s, though he preferred to work on the stage. Wikipedia
Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Bruno Freindlich (October 10, 1909-July 9, 2002)

Bruno Arturovich Freindlich was a Soviet/Russian actor of German ancestry who became People's Artist of the Soviet Union in 1974. His daughter Alisa Freindlich is also a notable actress. Wikipedia
Peterburg, Russian Empire
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Ketti Frings

Ketti Frings (February 28, 1909-February 11, 1981)

Ketti Frings was an American author, playwright, and screenwriter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958. Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Alfonso Gatto

Alfonso Gatto (July 17, 1909-March 6, 1976)

Alfonso Gatto was an Italian author. Along with Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, he is one of the foremost Italian poets of the 20th century and a major exponent of hermetic poetry. Wikipedia
Salerno, Italy
Grosseto, Italy

Harald Genzmer (February 9, 1909-December 16, 2007)

Harald Genzmer was a German composer of contemporary classical music. Wikipedia
Bremen, Germany
Munich, Germany

Piero Gherardi (November 20, 1909-June 8, 1971)

Piero Gherardi was the Costume and Set Designer of Federico Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' and '8½' for which he won two Oscars. Wikipedia
Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater (January 2, 1909-May 29, 1998)

Barry Morris Goldwater was a businessman and five-term United States Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 1964 election. Wikipedia
Phoenix, Arizona Territory
Paradise Valley, Arizona, U.S.
Ernst Gombrich

Ernst Gombrich (March 30, 1909-November 3, 2001)

Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, OM, CBE was an Austrian-born art historian who became a naturalised British citizen in 1947 and spent most of his working life in the United Kingdom. He was the author of many works of cultural history and art history, most notably 'The Story of Art', a book widely regarded as one of the most accessible introductions... Wikipedia
Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman (May 30, 1909-June 13, 1986)

Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing". Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Andrei Gromyko

Andrei Gromyko (July 5, 1909-July 2, 1989)

Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko was a Soviet statesman during the Cold War. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. Gromyko was responsible for many top decisions on Soviet foreign policy until he retired in 1988. In the 1940s Western pundits called him 'Mr. Nyet' or "Grim Grom", because of his... Wikipedia
Staryya Hramyki, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Bernhard Grzimek

Bernhard Grzimek (April 24, 1909-March 13, 1987)

Bernhard Klemens Maria Grzimek was a renowned German zoo director, zoologist, book author, editor, and animal conservationist in postwar West-Germany. Wikipedia
Neisse, Prussian Silesia, German Empire (today Poland)
Frankfurt, West-Germany

Jean Hamburger (July 15, 1909-February 1, 1992)

Jean Hamburger was a French physician, surgeon and essayist. He is particularly known for his contribution to nephrology, and for having performed the first renal transplantation in France in 1952. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France
Patricia Hayes

Patricia Hayes (December 22, 1909-September 19, 1998)

Patricia Lawlor "Pat" Hayes, OBE was an English character actress. Wikipedia
Wandsworth, London, England, UK
Surrey, England, UK
Robert Helpmann

Robert Helpmann (April 9, 1909-September 28, 1986)

Sir Robert Helpmann CBE was an Australian dancer, actor, theatre director and choreographer. Wikipedia
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
Sydney, Australia

Herblock (October 13, 1909-October 7, 2001)

Herbert Lawrence Block, commonly known as Herblock, was an American editorial cartoonist and author best known for his commentaries on national domestic and foreign policy. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois United States
Washington, D.C. United States

Mehdi Huseyn (April 17, 1909-March 10, 1965)

Mehdi Ali oglu Huseynov, famed under the pseudonym Mehdi Huseyn – was an Azerbaijani and Soviet writer and critic, laureate of the State Stalin Prize of the third degree and member of the All-Union Communist Party since 1941. Wikipedia
İkinci Şıxlı, Gazakh Rayon, Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan
Eugène Ionesco

Eugène Ionesco (November 26, 1909-March 28, 1994)

Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict the solitude and insignificance of human existence in a tangible way. Wikipedia
Slatina, Romania
Paris, France
Burl Ives

Burl Ives (June 14, 1909-April 14, 1995)

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives was an American actor, writer, and folk singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of... Wikipedia
Hunt City, Illinois, U.S.
Anacortes, Washington, U.S.
Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones (December 31, 1909-April 28, 2000)

Jonah Jones was a jazz trumpeter who created concise versions of jazz and swing and jazz standards that appealed to a mass audience. In the jazz community, it can be argued that he might be best appreciated for his work with Stuff Smith. He was sometimes referred to as "King Louis II," a reference to Louis Armstrong. Jones started playing alto... Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky United States
Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan (September 7, 1909-September 28, 2003)

Elia Kazan was an American director, producer, writer and actor, described by 'The New York Times' as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history". Wikipedia
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey)
New York, United States
Mohammed Daoud Khan

Mohammed Daoud Khan (July 18, 1909-April 28, 1978)

Sardar Mohammed Daoud Khan or Daud Khan was Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1953 to 1963, and later became the President of Afghanistan. He overthrew the monarchy of his first cousin Mohammed Zahir Shah and declared himself as the first President of Afghanistan from 1973 until his assassination in 1978 as a result of the Saur Revolution led by... Wikipedia
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Stephen Cole Kleene

Stephen Cole Kleene (January 5, 1909-January 25, 1994)

Stephen Cole Kleene was an American mathematician. One of the students of Alonzo Church, Kleene, along with Alan Turing, Emil Post, and others, is best known as a founder of the branch of mathematical logic known as recursion theory, which subsequently helped to provide the foundations of theoretical computer science. Kleene's work grounds the... Wikipedia
United States
Madison, Wisconsin
Edward F. Knipling

Edward F. Knipling (March 20, 1909-March 17, 2000)

Dr. Edward F. Knipling was an American entomologist who, along with his longtime colleague Dr. Raymond C. Bushland, received the 1992 World Food Prize for their collaborative achievements in developing the Sterile insect technique for eradicating or suppressing the threat posed by pests to the livestock and crops that contribute to the world’s food... Wikipedia

Rudolf Kompfner (May 16, 1909-December 3, 1977)

Rudolf Kompfner was an Austrian-born engineer and physicist, best known as the inventor of the traveling-wave tube. Wikipedia

Norman Krasna (November 7, 1909-November 1, 1984)

Norman Krasna was an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director. He is best known for penning screwball comedies which centred on a case of mistaken identity. Krasna also directed three films during a forty-year career in Hollywood. He garnered four Academy Award screenwriting nominations, winning once for 1943's 'Princess... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Edwin H. Land

Edwin H. Land (May 7, 1909-March 1, 1991)

Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. Among other things, he invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera instant photography, and his retinex theory of color vision. His Polaroid instant camera, which went... Wikipedia
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Joseph P. Lash

Joseph P. Lash (December 2, 1909-August 22, 1987)

Joseph P. Lash was an American radical political activist, journalist, and author. A close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lash won both the Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the National Book Award in Biography for 'Eleanor and Franklin', the first of two volumes he wrote about the former First Lady. Wikipedia
New York City
Boston, Massachusetts

Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (February 22, 1909-August 21, 1987)

Angelo Francesco Lavagnino was an Italian composer. He is best known for scoring many films, including 'Legend of the Lost', 'Conspiracy of Hearts', 'Gorgo', 'The Legion's Last Patrol', 'Daisy Miller', and two directed by Orson Welles, 'Othello' and 'Chimes at Midnight'. He also scored several peplums and spaghetti westerns. Wikipedia
Stanisław Jerzy Lec

Stanisław Jerzy Lec (March 6, 1909-May 7, 1966)

Stanisław Jerzy Lec, born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz, was a Polish poet and aphorist. Often mentioned among the greatest writers of post-war Poland, he was one of the more influential aphorists on the 20th century, known for lyrical poetry and skeptical philosophical-moral aphorisms, often with a political subtext. Wikipedia
Fritz Leonhardt

Fritz Leonhardt (July 12, 1909-December 30, 1999)

Fritz Leonhardt was a German structural engineer who made major contributions to 20th-century bridge engineering, especially in the development of cable-stayed bridges. His book 'Bridges: Aesthetics and Design' is well known throughout the bridge engineering community. Wikipedia
Stuttgart, Germany
Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini (April 22, 1909-December 30, 2012)

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian Nobel Laureate honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor. From 2001 until her death, she also served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Rome, Italy

Leonid Lukov (May 2, 1909-April 24, 1963)

Leonid Lukov was a Soviet film director and screenwriter. He directed 25 films between 1930 and 1963. Leonid Lukov was awarded the Stalin Prize twice: in 1941 and 1952. Wikipedia
Mariupol, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia)

Ben Maddow (August 7, 1909-October 9, 1992)

Ben Maddow was a prolific screenwriter and documentarian from the 1930s through the 1970s. Educated at Columbia University, Maddow began his career working within the American documentary movement in the 1930s. Wikipedia
Passaic, New Jersey
Los Angeles, California
Anatoly Maltsev

Anatoly Maltsev (<a href="/born/year/1909" title="Celebrities Born in 1909">1909</a>-1967)

Anatoly Ivanovich Maltsev was born in Misheronsky, near Moscow, and died in Novosibirsk, USSR. He was a mathematician noted for his work on the decidability of various algebraic groups. Malcev algebras are named after him. Wikipedia
Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Joseph L. Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909-February 5, 1993)

Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was a film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career, and twice won the Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay, for 'A Letter to Three Wives' and 'All About Eve'. Wikipedia
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Bedford, New York, U.S.
Golo Mann

Golo Mann (March 27, 1909-April 7, 1994)

Golo Mann, born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann, was a popular historian, essayist and writer. He was the third child of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Mann. Wikipedia
James Mason

James Mason (May 15, 1909-July 27, 1984)

James Neville Mason was an English actor. Wikipedia
Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Seichō Matsumoto

Seichō Matsumoto (December 21, 1909-August 4, 1992)

Seichō Matsumoto was a Japanese writer. Wikipedia
Hiroshima, Japan
Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital (ja:東京女子医科大学病院)
Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909-June 25, 1976)

John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He was also the founder of Capitol Records. Wikipedia
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Mikhail Mil

Mikhail Mil (November 22, 1909-January 31, 1970)

Mikhail Leontyevich Mil was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which is responsible for many well-known Soviet helicopter models. Wikipedia
Irkutsk, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Neal E. Miller

Neal E. Miller (August 3, 1909-March 23, 2002)

Neal Elgar Miller was an American experimental psychologist. Described as an energetic man with a variety of interests, including physics, biology and writing, Miller entered the field of psychology to pursue these. With a background training in the sciences, he was inspired by professors and leading psychologists at the time to work on various... Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hamden, Connecticut

Tsuneko Nakazato (December 23, 1909-April 5, 1987)

Tsuneko Nakazato was the pen-name of a novelist in Showa period Japan. Her real name was Nakazato Tsune. Wikipedia
Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan
Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan
Otto Nielsen

Otto Nielsen (June 19, 1909-October 9, 1982)

Otto Nielsen was a Norwegian songwriter, revue writer, cabaret singer and radio personality. He participated in Norwegian cultural life for five decades, starting from the 1930s, and played an important role behind the scene as program manager for the radio program series "'Søndagsposten'" for over twenty years. Wikipedia
Trondheim, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah (September 21, 1909-April 27, 1972)

Kwame Nkrumah, P.C. was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. He became the first Prime Minister of the Gold Coast in 1951, and led it to independence as Ghana in 1957, becoming the new country's first Prime Minister. After Ghana became a republic in 1960, Nkrumah became President. An influential... Wikipedia
Nkroful, Western Region, Ghana
Bucharest, Romania
Arch Oboler

Arch Oboler (December 7, 1909-March 19, 1987)

Arch Oboler was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, and director who was active in radio, films, theater, and television. He generated much attention with his radio scripts, particularly the horror series 'Lights Out', and his work in radio remains the outstanding period of his career. Praised as one of broadcasting's top... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
Mel Ott

Mel Ott (March 2, 1909-November 21, 1958)

Melvin Thomas Ott, nicknamed "Master Melvin", was a Major League Baseball right fielder. He played his entire career for the New York Giants. Ott was born in Gretna, Louisiana. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. The first National League player to surpass 500 home runs, he was unusually slight of stature for a power hitter, at, . Wikipedia
Gretna, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Massimo Pallottino

Massimo Pallottino (November 9, 1909-February 7, 1995)

Massimo Pallottino was an Italian archaeologist specializing in Etruscan civilization and art. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
C. Northcote Parkinson

C. Northcote Parkinson (July 30, 1909-March 9, 1993)

Cyril Northcote Parkinson was a British naval historian and author of some 60 books, the most famous of which was his best-seller 'Parkinson's Law', which led him to be also considered as an important scholar in public administration and management. Wikipedia
Barnard Castle, County Durham, England, UK
Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

Jack Penn (August 14, 1909-November 27, 1996)

Jack Penn, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S.., Mil. Dec. M.B.E., S.M., was a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, sculptor and author, who was also for a time a member of the President's Council in South Africa. Wikipedia
Patrick Peyton

Patrick Peyton (January 9, 1909-June 3, 1992)

Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., also known as The Rosary Priest, was an Irish Roman Catholic priest and promoter of the Rosary. Wikipedia
County Mayo, Ireland
San Pedro, California, United States
André Pieyre de Mandiargues

André Pieyre de Mandiargues (March 14, 1909-December 13, 1991)

André Pieyre de Mandiargues was a French writer born in Paris. He became an associate of the Surrealists and married the Italian painter Bona Tibertelli de Pisis. He was a particularly close friend of the painter Leonor Fini. Wikipedia
Paris, France

Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909-May 22, 1985)

Wolfgang Reitherman, also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a Disney animator and one of Disney's Nine Old Men. Wikipedia
Munich, Germany
Burbank, California

James Reston (November 3, 1909-December 6, 1995)

James Barrett Reston, nicknamed "Scotty", was an American journalist whose career spanned the mid-1930s to the early 1990s. He was associated for many years with 'The New York Times.' Wikipedia
Clydebank, Scotland
Washington, D.C.
Yiannis Ritsos

Yiannis Ritsos (May 1, 1909-November 11, 1990)

Yiannis Ritsos was a Greek poet and left-wing activist and an active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II. Wikipedia
Monemvasia, Greece
Athens, Greece
Gabrielle Roy

Gabrielle Roy (March 22, 1909-July 13, 1983)

Gabrielle Roy was a French Canadian author. Wikipedia
Saint Boniface, Manitoba
Quebec City, Quebec
Dean Rusk

Dean Rusk (February 9, 1909-December 20, 1994)

David Dean Rusk was the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Rusk is the joint-second-longest serving U.S. Secretary of State of all time, behind only Cordell Hull and tied with William H. Seward. Wikipedia
Cherokee County, Georgia
Athens, Georgia

George Beverly Shea (February 1, 1909-April 16, 2013)

George Beverly Shea was a Canadian-born American gospel singer and hymn composer. Shea was often described as "America's beloved gospel singer" and was considered "the first international singing 'star' of the gospel world," as a consequence of his solos at Billy Graham Crusades and his exposure on radio, records and television. Because of the... Wikipedia
Winchester, Ontario, Canada
Montreat, North Carolina, United States
Norma Smallwood

Norma Smallwood (May 12, 1909-May 8, 1966)

Norma Des Cygne Smallwood was the winner of the Miss America 1926 pageant. Smallwood was the first Native American to win the title. Wikipedia
Oklahoma, U.S.
Wichita, Kansas
Stephen Spender

Stephen Spender (February 28, 1909-July 16, 1995)

Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965. Wikipedia
Kensington, London, England
Westminster, London, England
Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner (February 18, 1909-April 13, 1993)

Wallace Earle Stegner was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977. Wikipedia
Lake Mills, Iowa, United States
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Ignace Strasfogel (July 17, 1909-February 6, 1994)

Ignace Strasfogel was a Polish pianist, composer and conductor. Wikipedia
New York
Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy (June 7, 1909-September 11, 1994)

Jessica Alice Tandy was a British-American stage and film actress, who spent most of her 67-year career in the United States. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV. Wikipedia
Hackney, London, England, UK
Easton, Connecticut, U.S.
Art Tatum

Art Tatum (October 13, 1909-November 5, 1956)

Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. was an American jazz pianist. Wikipedia
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Edward Lawrie Tatum

Edward Lawrie Tatum (December 14, 1909-November 5, 1975)

Edward Lawrie Tatum was an American geneticist. He shared half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1958 with George Wells Beadle for showing that genes control individual steps in metabolism. The other half of that year's award went to Joshua Lederberg. Wikipedia
Boulder, Colorado
New York City
Henry Townsend (musician)

Henry Townsend (musician) (October 27, 1909-September 24, 2006)

Henry 'Mule' Townsend was an American blues singer, guitarist and pianist. Wikipedia

Robert Trout (October 15, 1909-November 14, 2000)

Robert "Bob" Trout was an American broadcast news reporter, best known for his radio work before and during World War II. He became known to some as the "Iron Man of Radio" for his ability to ad lib while on the air, as well as his stamina, composure, and elocution. Wikipedia
Imre Ungár

Imre Ungár (January 23, 1909-November 22, 1972)

Imre Ungár was a Hungarian pianist. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary

James R. Webb (writer) (October 4, 1909-September 27, 1974)

James R. Webb was an American writer. He won an Academy Award in 1963 for 'How the West Was Won'. Wikipedia
Denver, Colorado, US
New York City, New York, US

Ronald Welch (December 14, 1909-February 5, 1982)

Ronald Welch was the pen name of British writer Ronald Oliver Felton TD. He took the name from his wartime service in the Welch Regiment. Welch is best known for children's historical fiction. He won the 1956 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British author, for 'Knight Crusader', the... Wikipedia
Aberavon, Glamorganshire, Wales, UK

George Wells (screenwriter) (November 8, 1909-November 27, 2000)

George Wells was an American screenwriter and producer, best known for making light comedies and musicals for MGM. Wikipedia
New York, New York, USA
Newport Beach, California, USA
Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty (April 13, 1909-July 23, 2001)

Eudora Alice Welty was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel 'The Optimist's Daughter' won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards including the Order of the South. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of... Wikipedia
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Barbara Willard (March 12, 1909-February 18, 1994)

Barbara Mary Willard was a British novelist best known for children's historical fiction. Her "Mantlemass Chronicles" is a family saga set in 15th to 17th-century England. For one chronicle, 'The Iron Lily', she won the annual Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by panel of British children's writers. Wikipedia
Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
England, UK

T. Harry Williams (May 19, 1909-July 6, 1979)

[[Vinegar Hill Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Victor Wolfson (March 8, 1909-May 24, 1990)

Victor Wolfson was a dramatist, director, writer, producer and actor. Wolfson began his professional career organizing acting clubs for striking coal miners in West Virginia. He soon found his passion for writing and he wrote numerous plays for Broadway, dramas for television and many novels. He wrote professionally until his death. Wolfson... Wikipedia

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