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Nathan Alterman

Nathan Alterman (August 14, 1910-March 28, 1970)

Nathan Alterman was an Israeli poet, playwright, journalist, and translator who – though never holding any elected office – was highly influential in Socialist Zionist politics, both before and after the establishment of the State of Israel. Wikipedia
Tel Aviv

Tommy Anderson (ice hockey) (July 9, 1910-September 15, 1971)

Thomas Linton "Tom, Cowboy" Anderson was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 8 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings and the New York/Brooklyn Americans. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised in Drumheller, Alberta and spent his final years in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. He was one of three children... Wikipedia
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh (June 21, 1910-October 3, 1987)

Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1943 play 'Antigone', an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government. One of France's most prolific writers... Wikipedia
Bordeaux, France
Lausanne, Switzerland
Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber (March 9, 1910-January 23, 1981)

Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century: music critic Donal Henahan stated that "Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim." Wikipedia
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Quentin Bell

Quentin Bell (August 19, 1910-December 16, 1996)

Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell was an English art historian and author. Wikipedia
Jens Book-Jenssen

Jens Book-Jenssen (November 14, 1910-March 28, 1999)

Jens Peter Book-Jenssen was a Norwegian singer of popular music, songwriter, revue artist and theatre director. From his stage debut in the early 1930s, his career included radio and television work, recordings, and extensive touring. His career spanned more than sixty years, and he was the top selling record artist in Norway in the 20th century. Wikipedia
Bernard Brodie (military strategist)

Bernard Brodie (military strategist) (May 20, 1910-November 24, 1978)

Bernard Brodie was an American military strategist well known for establishing the basics of nuclear strategy. Known as "the American Clausewitz," and "the original nuclear strategist," he was an initial architect of nuclear deterrence strategy and tried to ascertain the role and value of nuclear weapons after their creation. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois USA
California, USA
Himan Brown

Himan Brown (July 21, 1910-June 4, 2010)

Himan Brown, also known as Hi Brown, was an American producer of radio programs. Producing for the major radio networks and also for syndication, Brown worked with such actors as Helen Hayes, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra and Orson Welles while creating thousands of radio programs. He produced more than 30,000 radio shows... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Abe Burrows

Abe Burrows (December 18, 1910-May 17, 1985)

Abe Burrows was an American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage. He won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (October 19, 1910-August 21, 1995)

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS, was an Indian American astrophysicist born in Lahore, Punjab. Chandrasekhar was awarded, along with William A. Fowler, the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics, with Chandrasekhar cited for his mathematical theory of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars. This work led to the... Wikipedia
Lahore, (British India), now Pakistan
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Ronald Coase

Ronald Coase (December 29, 1910-September 2, 2013)

Ronald Harry Coase was a British economist and author. He was for much of his life the Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School, where he arrived in 1964 and remained for the rest of his life. After studying with the University of London External Programme in 1927–29, Coase entered the London School... Wikipedia
Willesden near London
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Christopher Cockerell

Christopher Cockerell (June 4, 1910-June 1, 1999)

Sir Christopher Sydney Cockerell CBE RDI FRS was an English engineer, best known as the inventor of the hovercraft. Wikipedia
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Hythe, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Carmine Coppola (June 11, 1910-April 26, 1991)

Carmine Coppola was an American composer, flautist, editor, musical director, and songwriter who contributed original music to 'The Godfather', 'The Godfather Part II', 'Apocalypse Now', and 'The Godfather Part III', all directed by his son Francis Ford Coppola. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Northridge, California
Norman Corwin

Norman Corwin (May 3, 1910-October 18, 2011)

Norman Lewis Corwin was an American writer, screenwriter, producer, essayist and teacher of journalism and writing. His earliest and biggest successes were in the writing and directing of radio drama during the 1930s and 1940s. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Los Angeles, California
Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau (June 11, 1910-June 25, 1997)

Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. Wikipedia
Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France
Paris, France

John Crawford (economist) (April 4, 1910-October 28, 1984)

Sir John Grenfell Crawford was an economist and a key architect of Australia's post-war growth. Wikipedia
Hurstville, New South Wales
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Charles Crichton (August 6, 1910-September 14, 1999)

Charles Crichton was an English film director and editor. Born in Wallasey, Cheshire, he became best known for directing many comedies produced at Ealing Studios and had a 40-year career editing and directing many films and television programmes. Crichton gained two Academy Award nominations for 'A Fish Called Wanda', including Best Director and... Wikipedia
Wallasey, Cheshire, England, UK
South Kensington, London, England, UK
Constance Cummings

Constance Cummings (May 15, 1910-November 23, 2005)

Constance Cummings, CBE was an American actress, known for her work on both screen and stage. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Oxfordshire, England, U.K.
Cyril Cusack

Cyril Cusack (November 26, 1910-October 7, 1993)

Cyril James Cusack was an Irish actor, who appeared in numerous films and television productions in a career lasting more than 70 years. Wikipedia
Durban, Natal, South Africa (born to Irish parents)
London, England
Peter De Vries

Peter De Vries (February 27, 1910-September 28, 1993)

Peter De Vries was an American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit. He has been described by the philosopher Daniel Dennett as "probably the funniest writer on religion ever". Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Joseph L. Doob

Joseph L. Doob (February 27, 1910-June 7, 2004)

Joseph Leo "Joe" Doob was an American mathematician, specializing in analysis and probability theory. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Urbana, Illinois, U.S.

Edwin Duhon (June 11, 1910-February 26, 2006)

Edwin Duhon was an American musician and co-founder of the Hackberry Ramblers, a band playing a combination of Cajun music, Western swing, and country music. Wikipedia
Broussard, Louisiana
Carlos Chagas Filho

Carlos Chagas Filho (September 10, 1910-February 16, 2000)

Carlos Chagas Filho was a Brazilian physician, biologist and scientist active in the field of neuroscience. He was internationally renowned for his investigations on the neural mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of electrogenesis by the electroplaques of electric fishes. He was also an important scientific leader, being one of the founders of the... Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Robert Fitzgerald (October 12, 1910-January 16, 1985)

Robert Stuart Fitzgerald was an American poet, critic and translator whose renderings of the Greek classics "became standard works for a generation of scholars and students." He was best known as a translator of ancient Greek and Latin. In addition, he also composed several books of his own poetry. Wikipedia
Ennio Flaiano

Ennio Flaiano (March 5, 1910-November 20, 1972)

Ennio Flaiano, was an Italian screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist and drama critic. Best known for his work with Federico Fellini, Flaiano co-wrote ten screenplays with the Italian director, including 'La Strada', 'La Dolce Vita', and '8½'. Wikipedia
Pescara, Italy
Rome, Italy

Paul Flory (June 19, 1910-September 9, 1985)

Paul John Flory was an American chemist and Nobel laureate who was known for his work in the field of polymers, or macromolecules. He was a leading pioneer in understanding the behavior of polymers in solution, and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1974 "for his fundamental achievements, both theoretical and experimental, in the physical... Wikipedia
Sterling, Illinois, USA
Big Sur, California, USA

Gianni Franciolini (June 1, 1910-January 1, 1960)

Gianni Franciolini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed 19 films between 1939 and 1959. Wikipedia
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
Augusto Gansser-Biaggi

Augusto Gansser-Biaggi (October 28, 1910-January 9, 2012)

Augusto Gansser-Biaggi was a Swiss geologist who specialised in the geology of the Himalayas. He was born in Milan. Wikipedia
Massagno TI, Switzerland
Harold Geneen

Harold Geneen (January 22, 1910-November 21, 1997)

Harold "Hal" Sydney Geneen, was an American businessman most famous for serving as president of the ITT Corporation. Wikipedia
Bournemouth, Dorset, England
New York City
Eleanor J. Gibson

Eleanor J. Gibson (December 7, 1910-December 30, 2002)

Eleanor Jack Gibson was an American psychologist. Among her contributions to psychology, the most important are the study of perception in infants and toddlers. She is popularly known for the "visual cliff" experiment in which precocial animals, and crawling human infants, showed their ability to perceive depth by avoiding the deep side of a... Wikipedia
Peoria, Illinois
Columbia, South Carolina

Grant Gilmore (<a href="/born/year/1910" title="Celebrities Born in 1910">1910</a>-1982)

Grant Gilmore was an American law professor who taught at Yale Law School, University of Chicago Law School, the College of Law at The Ohio State University, and Vermont Law School. He was a scholar of commercial law and one of the principal drafters of the Uniform Commercial Code. Wikipedia
Paul Guth

Paul Guth (March 5, 1910-1997)

Paul Guth was a French humorist, journalist and writer, and the President of the 'Académie des provinces françaises'. Wikipedia
William Hanna

William Hanna (July 14, 1910-March 22, 2001)

William Denby "Bill" Hanna was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of people for much of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Melrose, New Mexico, United States
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Van Heflin

Van Heflin (December 13, 1910-July 23, 1971)

Van Heflin was an American theater, radio, and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 'Johnny Eager'. Wikipedia
Walters, Oklahoma, U.S.
Hollywood, California, U.S.

Bernhard Heiden (August 24, 1910-April 30, 2000)

Bernhard Heiden was a German and American composer and music teacher, who studied under and was heavily influenced by Paul Hindemith. Bernhard Heiden, the son of Ernst Levi and Martha was originally named Bernhard Levi, but he later changed his name. Wikipedia
Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin (May 12, 1910-July 29, 1994)

Dorothy Mary Hodgkin, OM, FRS, known professionally as Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin or simply Dorothy Hodgkin, was a British biochemist who developed protein crystallography, for which she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964. Wikipedia
Cairo, Egypt
Ilmington, Warwickshire, England
Marjorie Holmes

Marjorie Holmes (<a href="/born/year/1910" title="Celebrities Born in 1910">1910</a>-March 13, 2002)

Marjorie Holmes was an American columnist and best-selling Christian author of 134 books, 32 of which were best sellers. Holmes is known best for her biblical trilogy which began with the novel 'Two From Galilee', a love story about Mary and Joseph, published by Fleming H. Revell. Wikipedia
Storm Lake, Iowa

Gordon Jenkins (May 12, 1910-May 1, 1984)

Gordon Hill Jenkins was an American arranger, composer and pianist who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. Jenkins worked with the Andrews Sisters, Johnny Cash, The Weavers, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Harry Nilsson, and Ella... Wikipedia
Webster Groves, Missouri
Malibu, California
Kelly Johnson (engineer)

Kelly Johnson (engineer) (February 10, 1910-December 21, 1990)

Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson was an American systems engineer and aeronautical innovator. He earned renown for his contributions to many noteworthy aircraft designs, especially the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Besides the first production aircraft to exceed mach 3, he also produced the first fighter capable of mach 2, the United States' first... Wikipedia
Ishpeming, Michigan, USA
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Josephine Johnson (June 20, 1910-February 27, 1990)

Josephine Winslow Johnson was an American novelist, poet, and essayist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1935 at age 24 for her first novel, 'Now in November'. Shortly thereafter, she published 'Winter Orchard', a collection of short stories that had previously appeared in 'Atlantic Monthly', 'Vanity Fair', 'The St. Louis Review', and... Wikipedia
Kirkwood, Missouri, USA
Batavia, Ohio, USA

Michael Kanin (February 1, 1910-March 12, 1993)

Michael Kanin was an American director, producer, playwright and screenwriter who shared an Academy Award with Ring Lardner Jr. in 1942 for writing the Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy film comedy 'Woman of the Year'. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Tjalling Koopmans

Tjalling Koopmans (August 28, 1910-February 26, 1985)

Tjalling Charles Koopmans was a Dutch American mathematician and economist, the joint winner with Leonid Kantorovich of the 1975 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Wikipedia
s-Graveland, Netherlands
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910-September 6, 1998)

Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. Wikipedia
Ota, Tokyo, Japan
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber (December 24, 1910-September 5, 1992)

Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert. With writers such as Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, Leiber can be regarded as one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fantasy, having in fact created the term. Moreover, he... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910-July 28, 1969)

Frank Henry Loesser was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits 'Guys and Dolls' and 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying', among others. He won separate Tony Awards for the music and lyrics in both shows, as well as sharing the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the latter. He also wrote numerous songs for... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Robert K. Merton

Robert K. Merton (July 4, 1910-February 23, 2003)

Robert King Merton was an American sociologist. He spent most of his career teaching at Columbia University, where he attained the rank of University Professor. In 1994 Merton won the National Medal of Science for his contributions to the field and for having founded the sociology of science. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of... Wikipedia
New York City
Jacques Monod

Jacques Monod (February 9, 1910-May 31, 1976)

Jacques Lucien Monod was a French biologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965, sharing it with François Jacob and Andre Lwoff "for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis". Wikipedia
Paris, France
Cannes, France
Nicholas Monsarrat

Nicholas Monsarrat (March 22, 1910-August 8, 1979)

Lieutenant Commander Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat FRSL RNVR was a British novelist known today for his sea stories, particularly 'The Cruel Sea' and 'Three Corvettes', but perhaps best known internationally for his novels, 'The Tribe That Lost Its Head' and its sequel, 'Richer Than All His Tribe'. Wikipedia
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Nathan M. Newmark

Nathan M. Newmark (September 22, 1910-January 25, 1981)

Nathan Mortimore Newmark was an American structural engineer and academic, who is widely considered as one of the founding fathers of Earthquake Engineering. He was awarded the National Medal of Science for engineering. Wikipedia
Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
David Niven

David Niven (March 1, 1910-July 29, 1983)

James David Graham Niven was an English actor and novelist who was popular in Europe and in the United States. He may be best known for his roles as Squadron Leader Peter Carter in 'A Matter of Life and Death', as Phileas Fogg in 'Around the World in 80 Days' and as Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", in 'The Pink Panther.' He was awarded the... Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Château-d'Oex, Switzerland

Alex North (December 4, 1910-September 8, 1991)

Alex North was an American composer best known for his many film scores, including 'A Streetcar Named Desire', 'Viva Zapata!', 'Spartacus', 'Cleopatra', and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'. He was the first composer to receive an Honorary Academy Award. Wikipedia
Chester, Pennsylvania
Los Angeles, California

Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa (May 3, 1910-February 2, 1990)

Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa was a Norwegian fiddler and traditional folk musician. He was one of the best known Norwegian performers of folk music in the 1900s. Wikipedia
William Hayward Pickering

William Hayward Pickering (December 24, 1910-March 15, 2004)

William Hayward Pickering was a New Zealand born rocket scientist who headed Pasadena, California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 22 years, retiring in 1976. He was a senior NASA luminary and pioneered the exploration of space. Pickering was also a founding member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand
Flintridge, California
John R. Pierce

John R. Pierce (March 27, 1910-April 2, 2002)

John Robinson Pierce, was an American engineer and author. He worked extensively in the fields of radio communication, microwave technology, computer music, psychoacoustics, and science fiction. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned his PhD from Caltech, and died in Palo Alto, California from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Wikipedia
Des Moines, Iowa
Sunnyvale, California
Dominique Pire

Dominique Pire (February 10, 1910-January 30, 1969)

Dominique Pire was a Belgian Dominican friar whose work helping refugees in post-World War II Europe saw him receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1958. On Dec. 11, 1958 Pire delivered his 'Nobel Lecture' entitled "Brotherly Love: Foundation of Peace". Wikipedia
Dinant, Belgium
Leuven, Belgium

Robert Pirosh (April 1, 1910-December 25, 1989)

Robert Pirosh was an American screenwriter and director. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

David M. Potter (December 6, 1910-February 18, 1971)

David Morris Potter was an American historian of the South. Born in Georgia, he graduated from Emory University in 1932. At Yale he studied under Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, earning his Ph.D. in 1940 and publishing 'Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis' in 1942. As professor of history at Yale University in 1942–1961 and Coe Professor of... Wikipedia
Louis Prima

Louis Prima (December 7, 1910-August 24, 1978)

Louis Prima was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the late 1920s, then leading a swing combo in the 1930s, a big band in the 1940s, a Vegas lounge act in the 1950s, and a pop-rock band in the 1960s. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
New Orleans, United States
Rachel de Queiroz

Rachel de Queiroz (November 17, 1910-November 4, 2003)

Rachel de Queiroz was a Brazilian author, translator and journalist. Wikipedia
Fortaleza, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luise Rainer

Luise Rainer (January 12, 1910-December 30, 2014)

Luise Rainer was a German and American film actress. She was the first actor to win multiple Academy Awards and the first person to win them consecutively. At the time of her death, she was the longest-lived individual ever to have received an Academy Award. Wikipedia
Düsseldorf, Prussia, German Empire
London, England

William H. Reynolds (June 14, 1910-July 16, 1997)

William H. Reynolds was an American film editor whose career spanned six decades. His credits include such notable films as 'The Sound of Music', 'The Godfather', 'The Sting', and 'The Turning Point'. He also was associated with two of the most infamous projects in film history, 'Ishtar' and 'Heaven's Gate', which he executive produced. Wikipedia

Leonid Sagalov (<a href="/born/year/1910" title="Celebrities Born in 1910">1910</a>-1940)

Leonid Sagalov was a Soviet pianist. Wikipedia
Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw (May 23, 1910-December 30, 2004)

Artie Shaw was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. Wikipedia
New York City
Thousand Oaks, California
Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney (August 8, 1910-July 1, 1999)

Sylvia Sidney was an American actress of stage, screen and film, who rose to prominence in the 1930s appearing in numerous crime dramas. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
John Stapp

John Stapp (July 11, 1910-November 13, 1999)

John Paul Stapp, M.D., Ph.D., Colonel, USAF was an American career U.S. Air Force officer, USAF flight surgeon and pioneer in studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration forces on humans. He was a colleague and contemporary of Chuck Yeager, and became known as "the fastest man on earth". Wikipedia
Bahia, Brazil
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart (July 4, 1910-September 26, 2010)

Gloria Frances Stewart, known as Gloria Stuart was an American actress and visual artist. Stuart began her acting career in theater. In the 1930s and 1940s, she performed in little theater and summer stock in Los Angeles and New York City. She signed a contract with Universal Pictures in 1932, and acted in numerous films, including 'The Old Dark... Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Josef Tal

Josef Tal (September 18, 1910-August 25, 2008)

Josef Tal was an Israeli composer. He wrote three Hebrew operas; four German operas; dramatic scenes; six symphonies; thirteen concerti; chamber music, including three string quartets; instrumental works; and electronic compositions. He is considered one of the founding fathers of Israeli art music. Wikipedia
Pinne near Posen, German Empire
Jerusalem, Israel
Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910-September 5, 1997)

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, commonly known as Mother Teresa, was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in what is today Macedonia, with her family being of Albanian descent originating in Kosovo. Wikipedia
Skopje, Ottoman Empire
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Lupita Tovar

Lupita Tovar (July 27, 1910-)

Lupita Tovar is a Mexican actress, best known for her starring role in the 1931 Spanish language version of 'Dracula', filmed in Los Angeles by Universal Pictures at night using the same sets as the Bela Lugosi version, but with a different cast and director. Wikipedia
Oaxaca, Mexico

Mary Treadgold (April 16, 1910-May 14, 2005)

Mary Treadgold was a British author of books for children and adults, a literary editor and a BBC producer. She won the Carnegie Medal for British children's books in 1941. Wikipedia
Muswell Hill, Greater London, England, UK
Kensington, London, England, UK
Claire Trevor

Claire Trevor (March 8, 1910-April 8, 2000)

Claire Trevor was an American actress. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Aleksandr Tvardovsky

Aleksandr Tvardovsky (June 21, 1910-December 18, 1971)

Aleksandr Trifonovich Tvardovsky was a Soviet poet and writer, chief editor of 'Novy Mir' literary magazine from 1950 to 1954 and 1958 to 1970. His name has also been rendered in English as Aleksandr Trifonovich Tvardovski, Aleksandr Tvardovski, and Alexander Tvardovsky. Wikipedia
Zagorye, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Karl Vennberg

Karl Vennberg (April 11, 1910-May 12, 1995)

Karl Vennberg was a Swedish poet, writer and translator. Born in Blädinge, Alvesta Municipality, Kronoberg County as the son of a farmer, Vennberg studied at Lund University and in Stockholm and worked as a teacher of Norwegian in a Stockholm folk high school. His first poem '"Hymn och hunger"' was published in 1937. During his career, he published... Wikipedia
Blädinge, Sweden
Spånga, Sweden
T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker (May 28, 1910-March 16, 1975)

Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was an influential pioneer and innovator of the jump blues and electric blues sound. In 2011, 'Rolling Stone' magazine ranked him at number 67 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Wikipedia
Linden, Texas, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Veronica Wedgwood (July 20, 1910-March 9, 1997)

Dame Veronica Wedgwood OM DBE was an English historian who published under the name C. V. Wedgwood. Specializing in the history of 17th-century England and Continental Europe, her biographies and narrative histories "provided a clear, entertaining middle ground between popular and scholarly works." Wikipedia
Stocksfield, Northumberland
William Shockley

William Shockley (February 13, 1910-August 12, 1989)

William Bradford Shockley Jr. was an American physicist and inventor. Shockley was the manager of a research group that included John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, the duo who invented the transistor. The three were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wikipedia
London, England
Stanford, California
John Wooden

John Wooden (October 14, 1910-June 4, 2010)

John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row—as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat. Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games. He was named national coach of the year six times. Wikipedia
Hall, Indiana
Los Angeles, California
Konrad Zuse

Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910-December 18, 1995)

Konrad Zuse was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first programmable computer; the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941. Thanks to this machine and its predecessors, Zuse has often been regarded as the inventor of the modern computer. Wikipedia

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