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M. H. Abrams

M. H. Abrams (July 23, 1912-April 21, 2015)

Meyer Howard "Mike" Abrams, usually cited as M. H. Abrams, was an American literary critic, known for works on romanticism, in particular his book 'The Mirror and the Lamp'. Under Abrams' editorship, the 'Norton Anthology of English Literature' became the standard text for undergraduate survey courses across the U.S. and a major trendsetter in... Wikipedia
Long Branch, New Jersey
Ithaca, New York, US
Charles Addams

Charles Addams (January 7, 1912-September 29, 1988)

Charles Samuel "Chas" Addams was an American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters. Some of the recurring characters, who became known as The Addams Family, have been the basis for spin-offs in several other forms of media. Wikipedia
Westfield, New Jersey, United States, North America
New York City, New York, United States, North America
Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov (August 4, 1912-July 27, 1999)

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, was a Soviet/Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and mountaineer. Wikipedia
Volyn, Ryazan, Russia
Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado (August 10, 1912-August 6, 2001)

Jorge Leal Amado de Faria was a Brazilian writer of the modernist school. He was the best known of modern Brazilian writers, his work having been translated into some 49 languages and popularized in film, notably 'Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands' in 1978. His work reflects the image of a mestizo Brazil and is marked by religious syncretism. He... Wikipedia
Itabuna, Bahia
Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni (September 29, 1912-July 30, 2007)

Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents"—'L'Avventura', 'La Notte', and 'L'Eclisse'—Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling,... Wikipedia
Ferrara, Italy
Rome, Italy
Henry Armstrong

Henry Armstrong (December 12, 1912-October 22, 1988)

Henry Jackson Jr. was an American professional boxer and a world boxing champion who fought under the name Henry Armstrong. He is universally regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time by many boxing critics and fellow professionals. Wikipedia
Columbus, Mississippi, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Julius Axelrod

Julius Axelrod (May 30, 1912-December 29, 2004)

Julius Axelrod was an American biochemist. He won a share of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1970 along with Bernard Katz and Ulf von Euler. The Nobel Committee honored him for his work on the release and reuptake of catecholamine neurotransmitters, a class of chemicals in the brain that include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and, as was... Wikipedia
New York City
Bethesda, Maryland

Horace W. Babcock (September 13, 1912-August 29, 2003)

Horace Welcome Babcock was an American astronomer. He was the son of Harold D. Babcock. Wikipedia
Jay Bennett (author)

Jay Bennett (author) (December 24, 1912-June 27, 2009)

Jay Bennett was an American author and two-time winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Bennett won the Edgar for Best Juvenile novel in 1974 and 1975, for The Long Black Coat and The Dangling Witness, respectively. He was the first author to win an Edgar in consecutive years. A third book, The Skeleton Man, was nominated in... Wikipedia
New York City
Cherry Hill, NJ
Toe Blake

Toe Blake (August 21, 1912-May 17, 1995)

Joseph Hector "Toe" Blake was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League. He is best known for his three-decade association with the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he won 10 Stanley Cups as a player or coach. Wikipedia
Victoria Mines, ON, CAN
Montreal, QC, CAN
Konrad Emil Bloch

Konrad Emil Bloch (January 21, 1912-October 15, 2000)

Konrad Emil Bloch, ForMemRS was a German American biochemist. Bloch received the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1964 for discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism. Wikipedia

Jacques de Bourbon-Busset (April 27, 1912-May 7, 2001)

Jacques de Bourbon, Count de Busset was a French novelist, essayist and politician. He was elected to the Académie française on June 4, 1981. He was a senior member of the House of Bourbon-Busset. Wikipedia
Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912-June 16, 1977)

Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 Rocket and the Saturn-V, for Nazi Germany and the United States, respectively. He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in WWII Germany and the United States and is considered by NASA to... Wikipedia
Wirsitz, German Empire
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912-March 11, 1992)

Richard Brooks was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and occasional film producer. His outstanding works as director are 'Blackboard Jungle', 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', 'Elmer Gantry' – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing, 'In Cold Blood', and 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar'. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Los Angeles, California
Herbert C. Brown

Herbert C. Brown (May 22, 1912-December 19, 2004)

Herbert Charles Brown was a chemist and Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate for his work with organoboranes. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Lafayette, Indiana, USA

William D. Carey (<a href="/born/year/1912" title="Celebrities Born in 1912">1912</a>-June 24, 1998)

William D. Carey was Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and publisher of 'Science' from 1975 through 1987. Wikipedia

Saul Chaplin (February 19, 1912-November 15, 1997)

Saul Chaplin was an American composer and musical director. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
John Cheever

John Cheever (May 27, 1912-June 18, 1982)

John William Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. He... Wikipedia
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Ossining, New York, United States
Boris Chertok

Boris Chertok (March 1, 1912-December 14, 2011)

Boris Evseyevich Chertok was a prominent Soviet and Russian rocket designer, responsible for control systems of a number of ballistic missiles and spacecraft. He was the author of a four-volume book 'Rockets and People', the definitive source of information about the history of the Soviet space program. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia
Julia Child

Julia Child (August 15, 1912-August 13, 2004)

Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was 'The French Chef', which premiered in 1963. Wikipedia
Pasadena, California, United States
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Preston Cloud

Preston Cloud (September 26, 1912-January 16, 1991)

Preston Ercelle Cloud, Jr. was an eminent American earth scientist, biogeologist, cosmologist, and paleontologist. He served in the United States Navy, and led several field explorations of the U.S. Geological Survey. In academia, he was member of faculty of Harvard University, University of Minnesota, University of California, Los Angeles, and... Wikipedia
West Upton, Massachusetts, USA
Santa Barbara, California
Perry Como

Perry Como (May 18, 1912-May 12, 2001)

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century, he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for Radio Corporation of America and pioneered a weekly musical variety television... Wikipedia
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S
Archibald Cox

Archibald Cox (May 17, 1912-May 29, 2004)

Archibald Cox, Jr. was an American lawyer and law professor who served as U.S. Solicitor General under President John F. Kennedy and later as a special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. During his career, he was a pioneering expert on labor law and also an authority on constitutional law. 'The Journal of Legal Studies' has identified Cox as... Wikipedia
Plainfield, New Jersey
Brooksville, Maine

Paul Dehn (November 5, 1912-September 30, 1976)

Paul Dehn was an Oscar winning British screenwriter, best known for 'Goldfinger', 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold', 'Planet of the Apes' sequels and 'Murder on the Orient Express'. Dehn and his partner, James Bernard, won the Academy Award for best Motion Picture story for Seven Days to Noon. Wikipedia
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Richard Doll

Richard Doll (October 28, 1912-July 24, 2005)

Sir William Richard Shaboe Doll CH OBE FRS was a British physiologist who became the foremost epidemiologist of the 20th century, turning the subject into a rigorous science. He was a pioneer in research linking smoking to health problems. With Ernst Wynder, Bradford Hill and Evarts Graham, he was credited with being the first to prove that smoking... Wikipedia
Hampton, London, England
John Radcliffee Hospital, Oxford, England
Edward Mortlock Donaldson

Edward Mortlock Donaldson (February 12, 1912-June 2, 1992)

Air Commodore Edward "Teddy" Mortlock Donaldson CB, CBE, DSO, AFC & Bar was an RAF Second World War flying ace, and former holder of the airspeed world record. Wikipedia
Negeri Sembilan, British Malaya
Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, Hampshire, England

Carlos Droguett (<a href="/born/year/1912" title="Celebrities Born in 1912">1912</a>-1996)

Carlos Droguett was a Chilean writer. In 1970 he won the Chilean National Prize for Literature and the Premio Alfaguara de Novela. Wikipedia
Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence Durrell (February 27, 1912-November 7, 1990)

Lawrence George Durrell was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. It has been posthumously suggested that Durrell never had British citizenship, though, more accurately, he became defined as a non-patrial in 1968, due to the... Wikipedia
Jalandhar, British India
Sommières, France
Thorbjørn Egner

Thorbjørn Egner (December 12, 1912-December 24, 1990)

Thorbjørn Egner was a Norwegian playwright, songwriter and illustrator known for his books, plays and musicals for children. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Gil Evans

Gil Evans (May 13, 1912-March 20, 1988)

Ian Ernest Gilmore "Gil" Evans was a Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He played an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion, and collaborated extensively with Miles Davis. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cuernavaca, Mexico
José Ferrer

José Ferrer (January 8, 1912-January 26, 1992)

José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón, best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, theater, and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor, as well as the first Hispanic actor, to win an Academy Award. Wikipedia
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.

Robert L. Fish (August 21, 1912-February 23, 1981)

Robert Lloyd Fish was an American writer of crime fiction. His first novel, 'The Fugitive', gained him the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award for best first novel in 1962, and his short story "Moonlight Gardener" was awarded the Edgar for best short story in 1972. His 1963 novel 'Mute Witness', written under the pseudonym Robert L.... Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio United States
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
Lucille Fletcher

Lucille Fletcher (March 28, 1912-August 31, 2000)

Violet Lucille Fletcher was an American screenwriter of film, radio and television. Her credits include 'The Hitch-Hiker,' an original radio play written for Orson Welles and adapted for a notable episode of 'The Twilight Zone' television series. Lucille Fletcher also wrote 'Sorry, Wrong Number', one of the most celebrated plays in the history of... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Yakov Flier

Yakov Flier (<a href="/born/year/1912" title="Celebrities Born in 1912">1912</a>-December 18, 1977)

Yakov Vladimirovich Flier was a Russian concert pianist and teacher. Wikipedia
Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912-November 16, 2006)

Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
San Francisco, California, United States

Martin Gabel (June 19, 1912-May 22, 1986)

Martin Gabel was an American actor, film director and film producer. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.

John W. Gardner (October 8, 1912-February 16, 2002)

John William Gardner was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson. During World War II he served in the United States Marine Corps as a captain. In 1955 he became president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and, concurrently, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He was also the founder of... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Palo Alto, California

Michael Gilbert (July 17, 1912-February 8, 2006)

Michael Francis Gilbert, CBE was a British writer of both fictional mysteries and thrillers who wrote as Michael Gilbert. Wikipedia
Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith (May 30, 1912-May 14, 1980)

Hugh Emrys Griffith was a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 'Ben-Hur' and received an additional Oscar nomination for the same category in 'Tom Jones'. Wikipedia
Marian-glas, Anglesey, Wales
London, England
Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie (July 14, 1912-October 3, 1967)

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan 'This machine kills fascists' displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land." Many of his... Wikipedia
Okemah, Oklahoma, US
New York City

Christopher Hassall (March 24, 1912-April 25, 1963)

Christopher Vernon Hassall was an English actor, dramatist, librettist, lyricist and poet, who found his greatest fame in a memorable musical partnership with the actor and composer Ivor Novello after working together in the same touring company. He was also a noted biographer of Rupert Brooke and Edward Marsh. Wikipedia
Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height (March 24, 1912-April 20, 2010)

Dorothy Irene Height an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of... Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alex Henshaw

Alex Henshaw (November 7, 1912-February 24, 2007)

Alexander Adolphus Dumfries Henshaw MBE was a British air racer in the 1930s and a test pilot for Vickers Armstrong during the Second World War. Wikipedia
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Christopher Hill (historian)

Christopher Hill (historian) (June 2, 1912-February 23, 2003)

John Edward Christopher Hill, usually known simply as Christopher Hill, was an English Marxist historian and author of textbooks. Wikipedia
Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912-July 25, 1997)

William Ben Hogan was an American professional golfer, generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Born within six months of two other acknowledged golf greats of the twentieth century, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, Hogan is notable for his profound influence on the golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking... Wikipedia
Stephenville, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

Roger Ikor (May 28, 1912-1986)

Roger Ikor was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1955. He was born in Paris. Wikipedia
Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I (October 17, 1912-September 28, 1978)

Pope John Paul I, born Albino Luciani, was the head of the Catholic Church from his election to the papacy on 26 August to his sudden death 33 days later on 28 September 1978. His 33-day reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent Year of Three Popes. John Paul I was the first Pope to be born in the 20th century and... Wikipedia
Canale d'Agordo, Italy
Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912-February 22, 2002)

Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones was an animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of 'Looney Tunes' and 'Merrie Melodies' shorts for the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio. He directed many of the classic short animated cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le... Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Corona Del Mar, California, U.S.
János Kádár

János Kádár (May 26, 1912-July 6, 1989)

János Kádár was a Hungarian communist leader and the General Secretary of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party, presiding over the country from 1956 until his retirement in 1988. His 32-year term as General Secretary covered most of the period the People's Republic of Hungary existed. Kádár's regime continued until Mikhail Gorbachev became... Wikipedia
Fiume, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary
Leonid Kantorovich

Leonid Kantorovich (January 19, 1912-April 7, 1986)

Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich was a Soviet mathematician and economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the founder of linear programming. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1975. Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly (August 23, 1912-February 2, 1996)

Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Dan Kiley

Dan Kiley (September 2, 1912-February 21, 2004)

Daniel Urban Kiley was an American landscape architect in the modernist style. He designed more than 1,000 projects including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis and the Art Institute of Chicago's South Garden. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Anton Koolhaas

Anton Koolhaas (November 16, 1912-December 16, 1992)

Anthonie "Anton" Koolhaas was a Dutch journalist, novelist, and scenario writer. Wikipedia
Utrecht, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Irv Kupcinet

Irv Kupcinet (July 31, 1912-November 10, 2003)

Irv Kupcinet was an American newspaper columnist for the 'Chicago Sun-Times', television talk-show host, and a radio broadcast personality based in Chicago, Illinois. He was popularly known by the nickname "Kup". Wikipedia
North Lawndale, Chicago

Burton Lane (February 2, 1912-January 5, 1997)

Burton Lane was an American composer and lyricist. His most popular and successful works include 'Finian's Rainbow' and 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
New York City, U.S.
Mary Lavin

Mary Lavin (June 10, 1912-March 25, 1996)

Mary Josephine Lavin was a noted Irish short story writer and novelist. She is regarded as a pioneering female author in the traditionally male-dominated world of Irish letters. Her subject matter often dealt explicitly with feminist issues and concerns at a time when the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church and its abuses impinged extensively on... Wikipedia
Walpole, Massachusetts

Tung-Yen Lin (November 14, 1912-November 15, 2003)

Tung-Yen Lin was a structural engineer who was the pioneer of standardizing the use of prestressed concrete. Wikipedia
Fuzhou, China
El Cerrito, California
Art Linkletter

Art Linkletter (July 17, 1912-May 26, 2010)

Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of 'House Party', which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and 'People Are Funny', on NBC radio and TV for 19 years. Wikipedia
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

William Ludwig (May 16, 1912-February 7, 1999)

William Ludwig was an American screenwriter. He won, with Sonya Levien, an Oscar for "Best Writing, Story and Screenplay" in 1955 for 'Interrupted Melody'. Other notable works include the screenplay for the 1955 production of 'Oklahoma!'. Wikipedia
New York, New York, USA
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Salvador Luria

Salvador Luria (August 13, 1912-February 6, 1991)

Salvador Edward Luria was an Italian microbiologist, later a naturalized American citizen. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969, with Max Delbrück and Alfred Hershey, for their discoveries on the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses. Salvador Luria showed that bacterial resistance to viruses is genetically... Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Lexington, Massachusetts
Karl Malden

Karl Malden (March 22, 1912-July 1, 2009)

Karl Malden was an American actor. Malden was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film and television", especially in such classic films as 'A Streetcar Named Desire', for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, 'On the... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Naum Meiman

Naum Meiman (May 12, 1912-March 31, 2001)

Naum S. Meiman was a Soviet mathematician, and dissident. He is known for his work in complex analysis, partial differential equations, and mathematical physics, as well as for his dissident activity, in particular, for being a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Wikipedia
Baranovichi, Belarus
Tel-Aviv, Israel
Elsa Morante

Elsa Morante (<a href="/born/year/1912" title="Celebrities Born in 1912">1912</a>-1985)

Elsa Morante was an Italian novelist, perhaps best known for her novel 'La storia'. Wikipedia
Tip O'Neill

Tip O'Neill (December 9, 1912-January 5, 1994)

Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. was an American politician and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. O'Neill was an outspoken liberal Democrat and influential member of the House of Representatives, serving for 34 years and representing two congressional districts in Massachusetts. He served as Speaker of the House from 1977... Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Sabit Orujov (May 30, 1912-April 20, 1981)

Sabit Atayevich Orujev was Azerbaijani Soviet politician, Deputy Prime-minister of Azerbaijan SSR, Deputy Minister of Oil Extracting Industry of USSR, Minister of Gas Industry of USSR and member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Wikipedia

George Emil Palade (November 19, 1912-October 7, 2008)

George Emil Palade was a Romanian-American cell biologist. He was described as "the most influential cell biologist ever"; in 1974 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, together with Albert Claude and Christian de Duve. The prize was granted for his innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation which together laid... Wikipedia
Iaşi, Romania
Del Mar, California
Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks (November 30, 1912-March 7, 2006)

Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for 'Life' magazine and as the director of the 1971 film 'Shaft'. Wikipedia
Fort Scott, Kansas, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl (October 25, 1912-March 4, 1996)

Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, known professionally as Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and on the television show 'Hee Haw' from 1969 to 1991. Wikipedia
Centerville, Tennessee, United States
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Boris Pokrovsky (January 23, 1912-June 5, 2009)

Boris Alexandrovich Pokrovsky was a Russian opera director, best known as the stage director of the Bolshoi Theatre between 1943 and 1982. Wikipedia
Edward Mills Purcell

Edward Mills Purcell (August 30, 1912-March 7, 1997)

Edward Mills Purcell was an American physicist who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and in solids. Nuclear magnetic resonance has become widely used to study the molecular structure of pure materials and the composition of mixtures. Wikipedia
Taylorville, Illinois, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Renato Rascel

Renato Rascel (April 27, 1912-January 2, 1991)

Renato Ranucci, in art Renato Rascel was an Italian film actor, singer, and songwriter. He appeared in 50 films between 1942 and 1972. He represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 with the song "Romantica" which was placed equal eighth out of thirteen entries. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Rome, Italy

Kadiri Venkata Reddy (July 1, 1912-September 15, 1972)

Kadiri Venkata Reddy or K. V. Reddy was a great Indian film director, writer, producer and production manager in Telugu cinema, known for his pioneering work in folklore, social and fantasy films. His film Donga Ramudu was archived in the curriculum of the Film and Television Institute of India Patala Bhairavi got critical acclaim at India... Wikipedia
Yevgeny Samoylov

Yevgeny Samoylov (April 16, 1912-February 17, 2006)

Yevgeny Valerianovich Samoilov was a Soviet actor who gained prominence in youthful heroic parts and was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1974. He is the father of Tatiana Samoilova. Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia
Glenn T. Seaborg

Glenn T. Seaborg (April 19, 1912-February 25, 1999)

Glenn Theodore Seaborg was an American chemist whose involvement in the synthesis, discovery and investigation of ten transuranium elements earned him a share of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His work in this area also led to his development of the actinide concept and the arrangement of the actinide series in the periodic table of the... Wikipedia
Ishpeming, Michigan
Lafayette, California, California
Eric Sevareid

Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912-July 9, 1992)

Arnold Eric Sevareid was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, and thus dubbed "Murrow's Boys". He was the first to report the fall of Paris when it was captured by the Germans during World War II. Traveling into Burma during World War II, his... Wikipedia
Velva, North Dakota
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Philip Simmons

Philip Simmons (June 9, 1912-June 22, 2009)

Philip Simmons was an American artisan and blacksmith specializing in the craft of ironwork. Simmons spent 78 years as a blacksmith, focusing on decorative iron work. When he began his career, blacksmiths in Charleston made practical, everyday household objects, such as horseshoes. By the time he retired 77 years later, the craft was considered as... Wikipedia
Daniel Island, South Carolina, United States
Charleston, South Carolina
Sam Snead

Sam Snead (May 27, 1912-May 23, 2002)

Samuel Jackson Snead was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. Snead won a record 82 PGA Tour events, including seven majors. He never won the U.S. Open, though he was runner-up four times. Wikipedia
Ashwood, Virginia
Hot Springs, Virginia
Kristina Söderbaum

Kristina Söderbaum (September 5, 1912-February 12, 2001)

Beata Margareta Kristina Söderbaum was a Swedish-born German film actress, producer, and photographer. She is most known for her roles in Nazi-era films. Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Hitzacker, Germany

Virginia Sorensen (February 17, 1912-December 24, 1991)

Virginia Sorensen, née Eggertsen, also credited as Virginia Sorenson, was the author of the 1957 John Newbery Medal winning 'Miracles on Maple Hill', based in the Erie, Pennsylvania region where she lived at the time. She grew up in Manti and American Fork, Utah. Her first novel, 'A Little Lower Than the Angels', was written and published in 1942... Wikipedia
Provo, Utah, USA

Donald C. Spencer (April 25, 1912-December 23, 2001)

Donald Clayton Spencer was an American mathematician, known for work on deformation theory of structures arising in differential geometry, and on several complex variables from the point of view of partial differential equations. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, and educated at the University of Colorado and MIT. Wikipedia
Boulder, Colorado
Scottsdale, Arizona
Kenneth M. Stampp

Kenneth M. Stampp (July 20, 1912-July 10, 2009)

Kenneth Milton Stampp, Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, was a celebrated historian of slavery, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction. He was a visiting professor at Harvard University and Colgate University, Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London, Fulbright... Wikipedia
10 July 2009
Joseph Stein

Joseph Stein (May 30, 1912-October 24, 2010)

Joseph Stein was an American playwright best known for writing the books for such musicals as 'Fiddler on the Roof' and 'Zorba'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
New York City, New York

Julian Symons (May 30, 1912-November 23, 1994)

Julian Gustave Symons was a British crime writer and poet. He also wrote social and military history, biography and studies of literature. Wikipedia

Robert Lewis Taylor (September 24, 1912-September 30, 1998)

Robert Lewis Taylor was an American author and winner of the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Wikipedia
Carbondale, Illinois
Southbury, Connecticut
Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel (May 16, 1912-October 31, 2008)

Louis "Studs" Terkel was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for '"The Good War"', and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas (January 6, 1912-February 6, 1991)

Danny Thomas was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor and producer, whose career spanned five decades. Thomas was best known for starring in the television sitcom 'Make Room for Daddy'. He was also the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was the father of Marlo Thomas, Terre Thomas, and Tony Thomas. Wikipedia
Deerfield, Michigan, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman (January 30, 1912-February 6, 1989)

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for 'The Guns of August', a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and 'Stilwell and the American Experience in China', a biography of General Joseph Stilwell. Wikipedia
New York City
Greenwich, Connecticut
Alan Turing

Alan Turing (June 23, 1912-June 7, 1954)

Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing... Wikipedia
Paddington, London, England
Manchester, England
A. E. van Vogt

A. E. van Vogt (April 26, 1912-January 26, 2000)

Alfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded as one of the most popular, influential and complex science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century: the "Golden Age" of the genre. Wikipedia
Gretna, Manitoba, Canada
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nino Vingelli

Nino Vingelli (June 4, 1912-March 26, 2003)

Nino Vingelli was an Italian film actor. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1941 and 2000. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy
Rome, Italy
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (June 28, 1912-April 28, 2007)

Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker was a German physicist and philosopher. He was the longest-living member of the team which performed nuclear research in Germany during the Second World War, under Werner Heisenberg's leadership. There is ongoing debate as to whether or not he, and the other members of the team, actively and willingly pursued... Wikipedia
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
Starnberg, Bavaria

Mary Wesley (June 24, 1912-December 30, 2002)

Mary Wesley, CBE was an English novelist. During her career, she was one of Britain's most successful novelists, selling three million copies of her books, including 10 bestsellers in the last 20 years of her life. Wikipedia
Englefield Green, Surrey, England, UK
Totnes, Devon, England, UK
Frank Westheimer

Frank Westheimer (January 15, 1912-April 14, 2007)

Frank Henry Westheimer was an American chemist. He was the Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Harvard University, and the Westheimer medal is named in his honour. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Paul Weston

Paul Weston (March 12, 1912-September 20, 1996)

Paul Weston was an American pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, who worked in music and television from the 1930s to the 1970s. His compositions include popular music songs such as "I Should Care", "Day by Day" and "Shrimp Boats". He also wrote classical pieces, including "Crescent City Suite" and religious music, authoring several hymns... Wikipedia
Springfield, Massachusetts
Santa Monica, California
Patrick White

Patrick White (May 28, 1912-September 30, 1990)

Patrick Victor Martindale White was an Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century. From 1935 until his death, he published 12 novels, three short-story collections and eight plays. Wikipedia
Knightsbridge, London
Sydney, Australia
Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu (May 31, 1912-February 16, 1997)

Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the research of radioactivity. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the process for separating uranium metal into the uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. She is best known for conducting the Wu... Wikipedia
Shanghai, China
New York City

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