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Albert Alberts (August 23, 1911-December 16, 1996)

Albert Alberts, writing as A. Alberts was a Dutch writer, translator, and journalist. He won numerous awards throughout his career, among them the 1975 Constantijn Huygens Prize. Wikipedia
Haarlem, Dutch
Amsterdam, Dutch
Maurice Allais

Maurice Allais (May 31, 1911-October 9, 2010)

Maurice Félix Charles Allais was a French economist, and was the 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics "for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources." Wikipedia
Saint-Cloud near Paris
Luis Walter Alvarez

Luis Walter Alvarez (January 13, 1911-September 1, 1988)

Luis Walter Alvarez was an American experimental physicist, inventor, and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. The American Journal of Physics commented, "Luis Alvarez was one of the most brilliant and productive experimental physicists of the twentieth century." Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, USA
Berkeley, California

Pedro Ayala (May 6, 1911-December 1, 1990)

Pedro Ayala, called "El Monarca del Acordeón", was an American accordionist and songwriter from Donna, Texas. Pedro Ayala lead the birth of conjunto music with his distinctive accordion playing, receiving a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award for his contribution to conjunto and folk music. Wikipedia
Nikolai Baibakov

Nikolai Baibakov (March 6, 1911-March 31, 2008)

Nikolai Konstantinovich Baibakov was a Soviet statesman, economist and Hero of Socialist Labor. He finished secondary school in 1928 and entered the Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute, from which he graduated in 1931 as a mining engineer. In 1935, he was drafted into the armed forces. After completing his military service, he was appointed... Wikipedia
Sabunchu, Baku Oblast Russian Empire
Moscow, Russian Federation
Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911-April 26, 1989)

Lucille Désirée Ball was an American actress, comedian, model, film studio executive, TV producer and singer. She was the star of the sitcoms 'I Love Lucy', 'The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour', 'The Lucy Show', 'Here's Lucy', and 'Life with Lucy'. Wikipedia
Celoron, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Joseph Barbera

Joseph Barbera (March 24, 1911-December 18, 2006)

Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera was an Italian-American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Little Italy, Manhattan, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California
Raymond Charles Barker

Raymond Charles Barker (<a href="/born/year/1911" title="Celebrities Born in 1911">1911</a>-1988)

Raymond Charles Barker was a leader and author in the New Thought spiritual movement. Barker was the founder and first minister of the Church of Religious Science in Manhattan. Some of his students included future Religious Science leaders Stuart Grayson and Louise Hay. He was a president of the International New Thought Alliance. Wikipedia
Heinz Barwich

Heinz Barwich (July 22, 1911-April 10, 1966)

Heinz Barwich was a German nuclear physicist. He was deputy director of the Siemens Research Laboratory II in Berlin. At the close of World War II, he followed the decision of Gustav Hertz, to go to the Soviet Union for ten years to work on the Soviet atomic bomb project, for which he received the Stalin Prize. He was director of the... Wikipedia

Hervé Bazin (April 17, 1911-February 17, 1996)

Hervé Bazin was a French writer, whose best-known novels covered semi-autobiographical topics of teenage rebellion and dysfunctional families. Wikipedia
Angers, France
Angers, France
Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911-October 6, 1979)

Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short-story writer. Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. Wikipedia
Worcester, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Jussi Björling

Jussi Björling (February 5, 1911-September 9, 1960)

Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan. Wikipedia
Borlänge, Dalarna, Sweden
Siarö, Sweden
Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik (August 17, 1911-May 5, 1995)

Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik, PhD was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and three-time World Chess Champion, widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. Working as an electrical engineer and computer scientist at the same time, he was one of the very few professional chess players who achieved distinction in... Wikipedia
Kuokkala, Grand Duchy of Finland
Moscow, Russia
Anthony Boucher

Anthony Boucher (August 21, 1911-April 29, 1968)

Anthony Boucher was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories. He was particularly influential as an editor. Between 1942 and 1947 he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the 'San Francisco Chronicle'. In addition to "Anthony Boucher," White also employed the pseudonym "H. H. Holmes," which was the... Wikipedia
Oakland, California, United States
Oakland, California, United States
Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois (December 25, 1911-May 31, 2010)

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois, was a French-American artist and sculptor. She was an influential figure in modern and contemporary art, and among her works of art were large spider structures which resulted in her being nicknamed the 'Spiderwoman'. Her largest spider sculpture titled 'Maman' stands at over and has been installed in numerous locations... Wikipedia
Paris, France
New York City, United States

Hal Boyle (July 24, 1911-April 1, 1974)

Harold Vincent "Hal" Boyle was a prolific, Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist for the Associated Press. During 30 years with the AP Boyle wrote 7,680 columns. He is best known for his work as a war correspondent during World War II. He was consistently closer to the front lines in the European and Pacific theatres of operation than other... Wikipedia

Denis Parsons Burkitt (February 28, 1911-March 23, 1993)

Denis Parsons Burkitt FRS, surgeon, was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. He was the son of James Parsons Burkitt. Aged eleven he lost his right eye in an accident. He attended Portora Royal School in Enniskillen and Dean Close School, England. In 1929 Burkitt entered Trinity College, Dublin, to study engineering but believing his... Wikipedia
Melvin Calvin

Melvin Calvin (April 8, 1911-January 8, 1997)

Melvin Ellis Calvin was an American chemist most famed for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He spent most of his five-decade career at the University of California, Berkeley. Wikipedia
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Berkeley, California, USA

Cantinflas (August 12, 1911-April 20, 1993)

Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, known casually as Mario Moreno, and known professionally as Cantinflas, was a Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter. He often portrayed impoverished 'campesinos' or a peasant of 'pelado' origin. The character came to be associated with the national identity of Mexico, and allowed Cantinflas to... Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

Jean Cayrol (June 6, 1911-February 10, 2005)

Jean Cayrol was a French poet, publisher, and member of the Académie Goncourt born in Bordeaux. He is perhaps best known for writing the narration in Alain Resnais's 1955 documentary film, 'Night and Fog'. He was a major contributor to the subversive, philosophical French publication 'Tel Quel'. Wikipedia
Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux, France
Shiing-Shen Chern

Shiing-Shen Chern (October 26, 1911-December 3, 2004)

Shiing-Shen Chern was a Chinese-born American mathematician. He is regarded as one of the leaders in differential geometry of the twentieth century. Wikipedia
Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China
Tianjin, China
Konstantin Chernenko

Konstantin Chernenko (September 24, 1911-March 10, 1985)

Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko was a Soviet politician and the fifth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He led the Soviet Union from 13 February 1984 until his death thirteen months later, on 10 March 1985. Chernenko was also Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 11 April 1984 until his death. Wikipedia
Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Jerome Chodorov (August 10, 1911-September 12, 2004)

Jerome Chodorov was an American playwright and librettist. He co-wrote the book for the musical 'Wonderful Town'. Wikipedia
New York City
Nyack, New York
Emil Cioran

Emil Cioran (April 8, 1911-June 21, 1995)

Emil Michel Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French. Cioran was born in Rășinari, Sibiu County, which was part of Austria-Hungary at the time. His first French book, 'A Short History of Decay', was awarded the prestigious Rivarol Prize in 1950. It was the only book for which he accepted an... Wikipedia
Rășinari, Sibiu County, Austria-Hungary
Paris, France
Buck Clayton

Buck Clayton (November 12, 1911-December 8, 1991)

Wilbur Dorsey "Buck" Clayton was an American jazz trumpet player who was a leading member of Count Basie’s "Old Testament" orchestra and a leader of mainstream-oriented jam session recordings in the 1950s. His principal influence was Louis Armstrong. 'The Penguin Guide to Jazz' says that he “synthesi[zed] much of the history of jazz trumpet up to... Wikipedia
Parsons, Kansas
New York City, New York
Charles Coles

Charles Coles (April 2, 1911-November 12, 1992)

Charles “Honi” Coles was an American actor and tap dancer. He was best known for his role as Tito Suarez in "Dirty Dancing". Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby (June 3, 1911-April 14, 1999)

Ellen Hansen Corby was an American actress. She is most widely remembered for the role of "Grandma Esther Walton" on the CBS television series 'The Waltons', for which she won three Emmy Awards. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Aunt Trina in 'I Remember Mama.' Wikipedia
Racine, Wisconsin
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Broderick Crawford

Broderick Crawford (December 9, 1911-April 26, 1986)

Broderick Crawford was an American stage, film, radio and TV actor, often cast in tough-guy roles and best known for his portrayal of Willie Stark in 'All the King's Men' and for his starring role in the television series 'Highway Patrol'. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Hume Cronyn

Hume Cronyn (July 18, 1911-June 15, 2003)

Hume Blake Cronyn, Jr., OC was a Canadian-American actor of stage and screen, who enjoyed a long career, often appearing professionally alongside Jessica Tandy, his wife for over fifty years. Wikipedia
London, Ontario, Canada
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Fe del Mundo

Fe del Mundo (November 27, 1911-August 6, 2011)

Fe Villanueva del Mundo, OLD ONS OGH was a Filipino pediatrician. The first woman admitted as a student of the Harvard Medical School, she founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. Her pioneering work in pediatrics in the Philippines in an active medical practice that spanned 8 decades won her international recognition, including the... Wikipedia
Intramuros, Manila
Quezon City
Lois Delander

Lois Delander (March 14, 1911-January 23, 1985)

Lois Eleanor Delander was Miss America in 1927. Wikipedia
Joliet, Illinois

Jay Dratler (<a href="/born/year/1911" title="Celebrities Born in 1911">1911</a>-1968)

Jay Dratler was an American screenwriter and novelist. Wikipedia

Ruth Dunning (May 17, 1911-February 27, 1983)

Ruth Dunning was a Welsh actress of stage, television, and film. She first came to prominence in the role of Gladys Grove in BBC Television's 'The Grove Family', also portraying that character in the 1955 film 'It's a Great Day'. In 1962 she was awarded the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her work on 'Armchair Theatre'. Wikipedia
Prestatyn, Wales, UK
London, England, UK
Odysseas Elytis

Odysseas Elytis (November 2, 1911-March 18, 1996)

Odysseas Elytis was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979 the Nobel Prize in Literature was bestowed on him, making him the only Nobel laureate born in what is now Greece. Wikipedia
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Athens, Greece
Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz (February 13, 1911-November 20, 1984)

Faiz Ahmad Faiz, 'MBE', 'NI', 'Lenin Peace Prize' was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most highly-regarded poets of the Urdu language, having been nominated four times for the Nobel Prize for literature. Faiz also wrote poetry in the Punjabi language. A notable member of the Progressive Writers' Movement,... Wikipedia
Kala Kader, Sialkot, Punjab
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Juan Manuel Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio (June 24, 1911-July 17, 1995)

Juan Manuel Fangio Déramo, nicknamed 'El Chueco' or 'El Maestro', was a racing car driver from Argentina, who dominated the first decade of Formula One racing, winning the World Drivers' Championship five times. Wikipedia
Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
William Alfred Fowler

William Alfred Fowler (August 9, 1911-March 14, 1995)

William Alfred "Willie" Fowler was an American nuclear physicist, later astrophysicist, who, with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pasadena, California

Alfred Friendly (December 30, 1911-November 7, 1983)

Alfred Friendly was an American journalist, editor and writer for the Washington Post. He began his career as a reporter with the 'Post' in 1939 and became Managing Editor in 1955. In 1967 he covered the Mideast War for the 'Post' in a series of articles for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1968. He is credited with... Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah
Washington, DC
Max Frisch

Max Frisch (May 15, 1911-April 4, 1991)

Max Rudolf Frisch was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment. His use of irony is a significant feature of his post-war publications. Frisch was one of the founders of Gruppe Olten. He was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for... Wikipedia
Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

Margaret Furse (February 18, 1911-July 8, 1974)

Margaret Furse was an English costume designer. Wikipedia
Kensington, London, England, UK
Alfonso García Robles

Alfonso García Robles (March 20, 1911-September 2, 1991)

Alfonso García Robles was a Mexican diplomat and politician who, in conjunction with Sweden's Alva Myrdal, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. Wikipedia
Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico

Robert Gittings (February 1, 1911-February 18, 1992)

Robert William Victor Gittings CBE, was an English writer, biographer, BBC Radio producer, playwright and minor poet. In 1978, he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 'The Older Hardy'. Wikipedia
Maurice Goldhaber

Maurice Goldhaber (April 18, 1911-May 11, 2011)

Maurice Goldhaber was an Austrian-born American physicist, who in 1957 established that neutrinos have negative helicity. Wikipedia
Lemberg, Austria
East Setauket, New York
William Golding

William Golding (September 19, 1911-June 19, 1993)

Sir William Gerald Golding CBE was an English novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his novel 'Lord of the Flies', he won a Nobel Prize in Literature, and was also awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel 'Rites of Passage', the first book in what became his sea trilogy, 'To the Ends of the Earth'. Wikipedia
St. Columb Minor, Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Perranarworthal, Cornwall, UK
Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg (January 1, 1911-September 4, 1986)

Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," "Hankus Pankus" or "The Hebrew Hammer," was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. A first baseman primarily for the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg was one of the premier power hitters of his generation. He hit 58 home runs in 1938, equaling Jimmie Foxx's mark for the... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Beverly Hills, California
Val Guest

Val Guest (December 11, 1911-May 10, 2006)

Val Guest was an English film director and screenwriter. Beginning as a writer of comedy films, he is best known for his work for Hammer, for whom he directed 14 films, and science fiction films. He enjoyed a long career in the film industry from the early 1930s until the early 1980s. Wikipedia
Maida Vale, London, England
Palm Springs, California, USA
Renato Guttuso

Renato Guttuso (December 26, 1911-January 18, 1987)

Renato Guttuso was an Italian painter. His best-known works include 'Flight from Etna', 'Crucifixion' and 'La Vucciria'. Guttuso also designed for the theatre and did illustrations for books. Those for Elizabeth David’s 'Italian Food', introduced him to many in the English-speaking world. A fierce anti-Fascist, "he developed out of Expressionism... Wikipedia
Trygve Haavelmo

Trygve Haavelmo (December 13, 1911-July 26, 1999)

Trygve Magnus Haavelmo, born in Skedsmo, Norway, was an influential economist with main research interests centered on the fields of econometrics. Wikipedia
Skedsmo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911-December 24, 1975)

Bernard Herrmann was an American composer known for his work in motion pictures. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
North Hollywood, California
Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey (May 27, 1911-January 13, 1978)

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and again from 1971 until his death from bladder cancer in Waverly, Minnesota in 1978. He... Wikipedia
Wallace, South Dakota
Waverly, Minnesota
Chet Huntley

Chet Huntley (December 10, 1911-March 20, 1974)

Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley was an American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, 'The Huntley-Brinkley Report,' for 14 years beginning in 1956. Wikipedia
Cardwell, Montana
Big Sky, Montana

Bagrat Ioannisiani (October 23, 1911-1985)

Bagrant Ioannisiani was a Soviet telescope designer of Armenian descent. Wikipedia
Yerevan, Armenia
Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911-January 27, 1972)

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful... Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.
Niels Kaj Jerne

Niels Kaj Jerne (December 23, 1911-October 7, 1994)

Niels Kaj Jerne, FRS was a Danish immunologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 with Georges J. F. Köhler and César Milstein "for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal antibodies". Wikipedia
London, UK
Castillon-du-Gard, France
Shizuo Kakutani

Shizuo Kakutani (<a href="/born/year/1911" title="Celebrities Born in 1911">1911</a>-2004)

Shizuo Kakutani was a Japanese-born American mathematician, best known for his eponymous fixed-point theorem. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut

Erich Kästner (camera designer) (April 5, 1911-January 31, 2005)

Erich Kurt Kästner was a German movie camera designer. He was born in Jena. Wikipedia
Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye (January 18, 1911-March 3, 1987)

Danny Kaye was an American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire nonsense songs. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Mstislav Keldysh

Mstislav Keldysh (February 10, 1911-June 24, 1978)

Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh was a Soviet scientist in the field of mathematics and mechanics, academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences, President of the USSR Academy of Sciences, three times Hero of Socialist Labor, fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was one of the key figures behind Soviet space program. Among scientific circles of... Wikipedia
Riga, Latvia, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union
Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton (December 15, 1911-August 25, 1979)

Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton was a pianist, composer, and arranger who led an innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In later years he was active as an educator. Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas
Los Angeles, California, United States

Gerald Kersh (August 26, 1911-November 5, 1968)

Gerald Kersh was a British-born American writer of novels and short stories. Wikipedia
Teddington, England
Middletown, New York, U.S.

Fletcher Knebel (October 1, 1911-February 26, 1993)

Fletcher Knebel was an American author of several popular works of political fiction. Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Irwin Kostal (October 1, 1911-November 23, 1994)

Irwin Kostal was an American musical arranger of films and an orchestrator of Broadway musicals. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Studio City, California
Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar (October 13, 1911-December 10, 2001)

Ashok Kumar, Born Kumudlal Ganguly and also fondly called Dadamoni, was an Indian film actor who attained iconic status in Indian cinema. He was honoured in 1988 with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest national award for cinema artists, by the Government of India and also received the Padma Bhushan the same year in 1998 for his contributions... Wikipedia
Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Polykarp Kusch

Polykarp Kusch (January 26, 1911-March 20, 1993)

Polykarp Kusch was a German-American physicist. In 1955 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics with Willis Eugene Lamb for his accurate determination that the magnetic moment of the electron was greater than its theoretical value, thus leading to reconsideration of -- and innovations in -- quantum electrodynamics. Wikipedia
Blankenburg, Germany
Dallas, Texas, USA
Olof Lagercrantz

Olof Lagercrantz (March 10, 1911-July 23, 2002)

Olof Gustaf Hugo Lagercrantz was a Swedish writer, critic, literary scholar and publicist. Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Ekerö, Sweden

Edward Michael Law-Yone (February 5, 1911-June 27, 1980)

Edward Michael Law-Yone was a Burmese journalist and official of Burma and then of the Burmese government-in-exile, as well as an author. He was born in Kamaing, Myitkyina District, British Burma. Educated at Saint Peters' School in Mandalay, at 16 he went to work as a clerk in the Burma-China border frontier service. He joined the Burma Railways... Wikipedia
Kamaing, Myitkyina District, British Burma
Silver Spring, Maryland
Le Duc Tho

Le Duc Tho (October 14, 1911-October 13, 1990)

Lê Đức Thọ, born Phan Đình Khải in Hà Nam Province, was a Vietnamese revolutionary, general, diplomat, and politician. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1973, but he declined it. Wikipedia
Hà Nam Province, Vietnam
Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen (April 6, 1911-August 6, 1979)

Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen was a German biochemist. In 1964 he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with Konrad Bloch for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism while he was director of the Max-Planck Institute for Cellular Chemistry in Munich. Wikipedia
Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany
Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz (December 11, 1911-August 30, 2006)

Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Tawfiq el-Hakim, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his... Wikipedia
Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911-December 31, 1980)

Herbert Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian philosopher of communication theory and a public intellectual. His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries. Wikipedia
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Butterfly McQueen

Butterfly McQueen (March 26, 1911-December 22, 1995)

Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen was an American actress. Originally a dancer, McQueen first appeared in film in 1939 as Prissy, Scarlett O'Hara's maid, in the film 'Gone with the Wind'. She was unable to attend the movie's premiere because it was held at a whites-only theater. McQueen also had a role on the controversial 'Beulah' radio show. Often... Wikipedia
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti (July 7, 1911-February 1, 2007)

Gian Carlo Menotti was an Italian-American composer and librettist. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. He wrote the classic Christmas opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors', along with over two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste. Wikipedia
Cadegliano-Viconago, Italy
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Mitch Miller

Mitch Miller (July 4, 1911-July 31, 2010)

Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller was an American oboist, conductor, recording producer and recording industry executive. He was involved in almost all aspects of the industry, particularly as a conductor, and A&R man. Miller was one of the most influential people in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of A&R at... Wikipedia
Rochester, New York
New York, New York
Czesław Miłosz

Czesław Miłosz (June 30, 1911-August 14, 2004)

Czesław Miłosz was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat. His World War II-era sequence, 'The World', is a collection of twenty "naïve" poems. Following the war, he served as Polish cultural attaché in Paris and Washington, D.C., then in 1951 defected to the West. His nonfiction book, 'The Captive Mind', became a classic of... Wikipedia
Šeteniai, near Kėdainiai, (then Russian Empire, now Lithuania)
Kraków, Poland
Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (March 8, 1911-March 19, 1984)

Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. was a civil rights activist and was the chief lobbyist for the NAACP for nearly 30 years. He also served as a regional director for the organization. Mitchell, nicknamed "the 101st U.S. Senator", waged a tireless campaign on Capitol Hill to secure the passage of a comprehensive series of civil rights legislation: the Civil... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911-September 9, 1996)

William Smith Monroe was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to... Wikipedia
Rosine, Kentucky
Springfield, Tennessee
David Ogilvy (businessman)

David Ogilvy (businessman) (June 23, 1911-July 21, 1999)

David Mackenzie Ogilvy, CBE, was an advertising executive. He is widely hailed as "The Father of Advertising." In 1962, 'Time' called him "the most sought-after wizard in today's advertising industry." Wikipedia
Surrey, England
Bonnes, France
Hans von Ohain

Hans von Ohain (December 14, 1911-March 13, 1998)

Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain was a German physicist, and designer of the first operational jet engine. His first design ran in March 1937, and it was one of his engines that powered the world's first flyable all-jet aircraft, the prototype of the Heinkel He 178 in late August 1939. In spite of these early successes, other German designs quickly... Wikipedia
Dessau, Germany
Melbourne, Florida, United States
Reg Parnell

Reg Parnell (July 2, 1911-January 7, 1964)

Reginald Harold Haslam "Reg" Parnell was a racing driver and team manager from Derby, England. He participated in seven Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, achieving one podium, and scoring a total of nine championship points. Wikipedia
Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK
Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK

John Paxton (May 21, 1911-January 5, 1985)

John Paxton was an American screenwriter. Wikipedia
Kin Platt

Kin Platt (August 12, 1911-November 30, 2003)

Kin Platt was an American writer-artist best known for penning radio comedy and animated TV series, as well as children's mystery novels, for one of which he received the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. Wikipedia
New York City, New York

John H. Plumb (August 20, 1911-October 21, 2001)

Sir John Harold Plumb, FBA was a British historian, known for his books on British 18th century history. He wrote over thirty books. Wikipedia
Leicester, England
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911-June 5, 2004)

Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and commentator who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as an actor and union leader in Hollywood. Wikipedia
Tampico, Illinois, United States
Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
Luise Rinser

Luise Rinser (April 30, 1911-March 17, 2002)

Luise Rinser was a prolific German writer, best known for her novels and short stories. Wikipedia
Pitzling, Landsberg am Lech
Unterhaching, Munich, Germany
Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911-April 25, 1995)

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer and singer who appeared in films, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Independence, Missouri, U.S.
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911-July 6, 1998)

Roy Rogers was an American singer and cowboy actor who was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of 'The Roy Rogers Show'. In many of his films and television episodes, he appeared with his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino... Wikipedia
Cincinnati, United States
Apple Valley, California
Nino Rota

Nino Rota (December 3, 1911-April 10, 1979)

Giovanni "Nino" Rota was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's 'Godfather' trilogy, receiving the... Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Rome, Italy

Anatoly Rybakov (January 14, 1911-December 23, 1998)

Anatoly Naumovich Rybakov was a Soviet and Russian writer, the author of the anti-Stalinist 'Children of the Arbat tetralogy', novel 'Heavy Sand', and many popular children books including 'Adventures of Krosh', 'Dirk', 'Bronze Bird', etc. One of the last of his works was his memoir 'The Novel of Memoirs' telling about all the different people he... Wikipedia
New York
Ernesto Sabato

Ernesto Sabato (June 24, 1911-April 30, 2011)

Ernesto Sabato was an Argentine writer, painter and physicist. According to the BBC he "won some of the most prestigious prizes in Hispanic literature" and "became very influential in the literary world throughout Latin America". Upon his death 'El País' dubbed him the "last classic writer in Argentine literature". Wikipedia
Rojas, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Santos Lugares, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Annie M. G. Schmidt

Annie M. G. Schmidt (May 20, 1911-May 21, 1995)

Anna Maria Geertruida "Annie" Schmidt was a Dutch writer. She is called the mother of the Dutch theatrical song and the queen of Dutch children's literature, praised for her "delicious Dutch idiom," and considered one of the greatest Dutch writers. An ultimate honour was extended to her posthumously, in 2007, when a group of Dutch historians... Wikipedia
Kapelle, Zeeland, Netherlands
Zorgvliet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
George Seaton

George Seaton (April 17, 1911-July 28, 1979)

George Seaton was an American screenwriter, playwright, film director and producer, and theatre director. Wikipedia
South Bend, Indiana
Los Angeles, California
William Howard Stein

William Howard Stein (June 25, 1911-February 2, 1980)

William Howard Stein was an American biochemist. Wikipedia
George Stigler

George Stigler (January 17, 1911-December 1, 1991)

George Joseph Stigler was a U.S. economist. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, and was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, along with Milton Friedman. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington
Chicago, Illinois
Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry (October 24, 1911-March 11, 1986)

Saunders Terrell, better known as Sonny Terry, was a blind, American Piedmont blues musician. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers, and imitations of trains and fox hunts. Wikipedia
Greensboro, Georgia, United States
Mineola, New York, United States
Roman Totenberg

Roman Totenberg (January 1, 1911-May 8, 2012)

Roman Totenberg was a Polish-American violinist and educator. Wikipedia
Łódź, Poland
Henri Troyat

Henri Troyat (November 1, 1911-March 2, 2007)

Henri Troyat was a Russian-born French author, biographer, historian and novelist. Wikipedia
Mirzo Tursunzoda

Mirzo Tursunzoda (May 2, 1911-September 24, 1977)

Mirzo Tursunzoda - was an important poet and a prominent politic figure. Today Tursunzoda has been elevated to the level of a national hero of Tajikistan. Tursunzoda's face appears on the front of the one Somoni note. The town of Tursunzoda is named in his honor. He was awarded the Stalin prize. * Tajik banknotes - includes picture of one Somoni... Wikipedia
Karatag, Tajikistan
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Cotton Warburton

Cotton Warburton (October 8, 1911-June 21, 1982)

Irvine "Cotton" Warburton was an American college football quarterback who became a film and television editor with sixty feature film credits. He worked for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and for the Walt Disney Studios, and is probably best known for his editing of 'Mary Poppins'. Wikipedia
San Diego, California
Culver City, California
John Archibald Wheeler

John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911-April 13, 2008)

John Archibald Wheeler was an American theoretical physicist. He was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr in explaining the basic principles behind nuclear fission. Together with Gregory Breit, Wheeler developed the concept of Breit–Wheeler... Wikipedia
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Hightstown, New Jersey, United States
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911-February 25, 1983)

Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was an American playwright and author of many stage classics. Along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three foremost playwrights in 20th century American drama. Wikipedia
Columbus, Mississippi, U.S.A.
New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Günter Wirths (June 1, 1911-January 26, 2005)

Günter Wirths was a German chemist who was an authority on uranium production, especially reactor-grade. He worked at 'Auergesellschaft' in the production of uranium for the 'Heereswaffenamt' and its 'Uranverein' project. In 1945, he was sent the Soviet Union to work on the Russian atomic bomb project. When he was released from the Soviet Union, he... Wikipedia
Audrey Wurdemann

Audrey Wurdemann (January 1, 1911-May 20, 1960)

Audrey Wurdemann was an American poet. She was the youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry at the age of 24, for her collection 'Bright Ambush'. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington, USA
Miami, Florida, USA

Yoshinori Yagi (October 21, 1911-November 9, 1999)

Yoshinori Yagi was a noted Japanese author. Wikipedia
Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan
Mikhail Yangel

Mikhail Yangel (October 25, 1911-October 25, 1971)

Mikhail Kuzmich Yangel, was a leading missile designer in the Soviet Union. Wikipedia
Zyryanka settlement of Irkutsk gubernia, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911-September 27, 1956)

Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was an American athlete who achieved most success in golf, basketball, and track and field. Wikipedia
Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Galveston, Texas, United States

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