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Anatole Abragam (December 15, 1914-June 8, 2011)

Anatole Abragam was a French physicist who wrote 'The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism' and made significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance. Originally from Griva, Courland Governorate, Russian Empire, Abragam and his family emigrated to France in 1925. Wikipedia
Griva, Courland Governorate, Russian Empire
Creighton Abrams

Creighton Abrams (September 14, 1914-September 4, 1974)

Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. was a general in the United States Army who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968–72 which saw U.S. troop strength in Vietnam fall from a peak of 543,000 to 49,000. He served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1972 until shortly before his death in 1974. In honor of Abrams, the U.S.... Wikipedia
Springfield, Massachusetts
Washington, D.C.
Robert Alda

Robert Alda (February 26, 1914-May 3, 1986)

Robert Alda was an American theatrical and film actor and father of actors Alan and Antony Alda. A talented singer and dancer, Alda was featured in a number of Broadway productions before moving to Italy during the early 1960s. He appeared in many European films over the next two decades, occasionally returning to the U.S. for film appearances such... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Fernando Alonso (dancer) (December 17, 1914-July 27, 2013)

Fernando Alonso was a Cuban ballet dancer and co-founder of the Cuban National Ballet. Wikipedia
Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba
Baba Amte

Baba Amte (December 26, 1914-February 9, 2008)

Murlidhar Devidas Amte popularly known as Baba Amte was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy. Wikipedia
Hinganghat, Maharastra, British India
Anandwan warora in chandrapur dist., Maharastra, India

Edna Anhalt (April 10, 1914-1987)

Together with then husband Edward Anhalt, screenwriter Edna Anhalt enjoyed some considerable success in a ten-year stretch from 1947 to her retirement in 1957. This stretch was capped with an Oscar win for Elia Kazan's 1950 film 'Panic in the Streets', and another nomination two years later for 'The Sniper'. She also wrote the screenplays to 'The... Wikipedia

Edward Anhalt (March 28, 1914-September 3, 2000)

Edward Anhalt was a noted screenwriter, producer, and documentary film-maker. After working as a journalist and documentary filmmaker for Pathé and CBS-TV he teamed with his wife Edna Anhalt during World War II to write pulp fiction. Wikipedia
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr

Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (July 1, 1914-October 4, 1982)

Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr was the fourth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 17 July 1968 until 16 July 1979. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organisation Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region, which espoused ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab... Wikipedia
Tikrit, Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq
T. S. Balaiah

T. S. Balaiah (August 23, 1914-July 22, 1972)

Tirunelveli S. Balaiah was a Tamil film actor best known for playing supporting roles in the Tamil film industry. He was introduced to the cine field by director Ellis R. Dungan in 'Sathi Leelavathi', along with MGR, N.S.Krishnan and M.K. Radha. He was one of the very few actors who excelled as a villain, as well as in character roles and comic... Wikipedia
Sundankottai, Thoothukudi District
Pierre Balmain

Pierre Balmain (May 18, 1914-June 29, 1982)

Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain was a French fashion designer and founder of leading post-war fashion house Balmain. Known for sophistication and elegance, he described the art of dressmaking as: "the architecture of movement." Wikipedia
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, France
Paris, France
Daisy Bates (civil rights activist)

Daisy Bates (civil rights activist) (November 11, 1914-November 4, 1999)

Daisy Lee Gatson Bates was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957. Wikipedia
Huttig, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas

Béatrix Beck (July 14, 1914-November 30, 2008)

Béatrix Beck was a French writer of Belgian origin. Wikipedia
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, France

Leo Beranek (September 15, 1914-)

Leo Leroy Beranek is an American acoustics expert, former MIT professor, and a founder and former president of Bolt, Beranek and Newman. He authored 'Acoustics', considered the classic textbook in this field, and its updated and extended version published in 2012 under the title 'Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers'. He is also an expert in the... Wikipedia
Solon, Iowa, United States
John Berryman

John Berryman (October 25, 1914-January 7, 1972)

John Allyn Berryman was an American poet and scholar, born in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was a major figure in American poetry in the second half of the 20th century and was considered a key figure in the Confessional school of poetry, though when he was asked about being a confessional poet, he replied "with rage and contempt". His best-known work is... Wikipedia
McAlester, Oklahoma, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo Bioy Casares (September 15, 1914-March 8, 1999)

Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentine fiction writer, journalist, and translator. He was a friend and frequent collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, and wrote what many consider one of the best pieces of fantastic fiction, the novella 'The Invention of Morel'. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ralph Blane

Ralph Blane (July 26, 1914-November 13, 1995)

Ralph Blane was an American composer, lyricist, and performer. Wikipedia
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
Daniel J. Boorstin

Daniel J. Boorstin (October 1, 1914-February 28, 2004)

Daniel Joseph Boorstin was an American historian at the University of Chicago, writing on many topics in American history and world history. He was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia
Washington, D.C.

Georges Borgeaud (July 27, 1914-December 6, 1998)

Georges Borgeaud was a Swiss writer and publisher. Wikipedia
Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug (March 25, 1914-September 12, 2009)

Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and... Wikipedia
Saude, near Cresco, Iowa, United States
Dallas, Texas, United States

Robert H. Burris (April 13, 1914-May 11, 2010)

Robert H. Burris was a professor in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1961. Research in Burris's lab focused on enzyme reaction mechanisms, and he made significant contributions to our knowledge of nitrogen fixation. Wikipedia
Brookings, South Dakota
Pete Carpenter

Pete Carpenter (April 1, 1914-October 15, 1987)

Clarence E. "Pete" Carpenter, was an American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and a veteran of television theme song scoring. Wikipedia

Suso Cecchi d'Amico (July 21, 1914-July 31, 2010)

Suso Cecchi d'Amico was an Italian screenwriter and actress. She won the 1980 David di Donatello Award for lifetime career. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

Gerda Charles (August 14, 1914-November 4, 1996)

Gerda Charles was the pseudonym of Edna Lipson, an award-winning Anglo-Jewish novelist and author. She was born in Liverpool and spent her early years there. Her father died when Edna was a year old, throwing the family into poverty. At the age of 15, Edna moved to London with her mother. Together, they ran a boarding house while she continued her... Wikipedia
Vladimir Chelomey

Vladimir Chelomey (June 30, 1914-August 12, 1984)

Vladimir Nikolayevich Chelomey was a Soviet mechanics scientist, aviation and missile engineer. He invented the very first Soviet pulse jet engine and was responsible for the development of the world's first anti-ship cruise missiles and ICBM complexes like the UR-100, UR-200, UR-500 and UR-700. Wikipedia
Siedlce Poland

Pyotr Chernyshev (<a href="/born/year/1914" title="Celebrities Born in 1914">1914</a>-1979)

Pyotr Sergeevich Chernyshev was a Chief Engineer of the Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod, a major pipe-construction specialist. Formerly a Soviet figure skater, four time national figure skating champion. Stalin Prize winner for the development of steam turbines of high pressure. Wikipedia
Bolshie Verdy, Tambov Oblast

William W. Cooper (July 23, 1914-June 20, 2012)

William Wager Cooper was an American operations researcher, known as a father of management science and as "Mr. Linear Programming". He was the founding president of The Institute of Management Sciences, founding editor-in-chief of 'Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory', a founding faculty member of the Graduate School of Industrial... Wikipedia
Dale R. Corson

Dale R. Corson (April 5, 1914-March 31, 2012)

Dale Raymond Corson was the eighth president of Cornell University. Born in Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1914, Corson received a B.A. degree from the College of Emporia in 1934, his M.A. degree from the University of Kansas in 1935, and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1938. Wikipedia
Pittsburg, Kansas
Ithaca, New York
Julio Cortázar

Julio Cortázar (August 26, 1914-February 12, 1984)

Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar, was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar influenced an entire generation of Spanish-speaking readers and writers in the Americas and Europe. He has been called both a "modern master of the short story" and, by Carlos... Wikipedia
Argentina Embassy in Ixelles,Belgium
Paris, France
Rose Coyle

Rose Coyle (July 30, 1914-February 24, 1988)

Rose Veronica Coyle was Miss America in 1936. Wikipedia
Fay Crocker

Fay Crocker (August 2, 1914-September 16, 1983)

Fay Crocker was a Uruguayan professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. In her career, she won 11 LPGA tournaments, including two major championships, the 1955 U.S. Women's Open and 1960 Titleholders Championship. Crocker was the oldest player to win her first LPGA event, the first U.S. Women's Open champion from outside the United States, and... Wikipedia
Montevideo, Uruguay
Raymond Davis, Jr.

Raymond Davis, Jr. (October 14, 1914-May 31, 2006)

Raymond Davis, Jr. was an American chemist, physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., USA
Blue Point, New York, USA

Paul Delouvrier (June 25, 1914-January 16, 1995)

Paul Delouvrier was a French politician who was awarded the Erasmus Prize in 1985. He was born in Remiremont, Vosges and died in Provins. Wikipedia

Helen Dettweiler (December 5, 1914-November 13, 1990)

Helen Dettweiler was an American professional golfer. She won the Women's Western Open in 1939. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C.
Palm Springs, California
Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio (November 25, 1914-March 8, 1999)

Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak, a record that still stands. Wikipedia
Martinez, California
Hollywood, Florida
Carmen Dragon

Carmen Dragon (July 28, 1914-March 28, 1984)

Carmen Dragon was an American conductor, composer, and arranger who in addition to live performances and recording, worked in radio, film, and television. Wikipedia
Antioch, California, U.S.
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Renato Dulbecco

Renato Dulbecco (February 22, 1914-February 19, 2012)

Renato Dulbecco was an Italian American, who won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on oncoviruses, which are viruses that can cause cancer when they infect animal cells. He studied at the University of Turin under Giuseppe Levi, along with fellow students Salvador Luria and Rita Levi-Montalcini, who also moved to the U.S.... Wikipedia
La Jolla, California
Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras (April 4, 1914-March 3, 1996)

Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras, was a controversial French novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, essayist and experimental filmmaker. Wikipedia
Gia-Dinh, near Saigon, French Indochina
Paris, France
Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison (March 1, 1914-April 16, 1994)

Ralph Waldo Ellison was an American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ellison is best known for his novel 'Invisible Man', which won the National Book Award in 1953. He also wrote 'Shadow and Act', a collection of political, social and critical essays, and 'Going to the Territory'. Wikipedia
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
New York City, USA
Ralph Erskine (architect)

Ralph Erskine (architect) (February 24, 1914-March 16, 2005)

Ralph Erskine, CBRE, RFS, ARIBA was an architect and planner who lived and worked in Sweden for most of his life. Wikipedia
Mill Hill, London
Drottningholm, Sweden
Howard Fast

Howard Fast (November 11, 1914-March 12, 2003)

Howard Melvin Fast was an American novelist and television writer. Fast also wrote under the pen names E. V. Cunningham and Walter Ericson. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Leonard Feather

Leonard Feather (September 13, 1914-September 22, 1994)

Leonard Geoffrey Feather was a British-born jazz pianist, composer, and producer who was best known for his music journalism and other writing. Wikipedia
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Frank Fenner

Frank Fenner (December 21, 1914-November 22, 2010)

Frank John Fenner, AC, CMG, MBE, FRS, FAA was an Australian scientist with a distinguished career in the field of virology. His two greatest achievements are cited as overseeing the eradication of smallpox, and the control of Australia's rabbit plague through the introduction of Myxoma virus. Wikipedia

Celia Fremlin (June 20, 1914-June 16, 2009)

Celia Margaret Fremlin was an award-winning writer of mystery fiction. Wikipedia

Jean Freustié (<a href="/born/year/1914" title="Celebrities Born in 1914">1914</a>-1983)

Jean Freustié, aka Jean Pierre Teurlay was a French writer and literary critic. He won the 1969 Prix du roman de la société des gens de lettres, and 1970 Prix Renaudot, for 'Isabelle ou l'arrière-saison'. Wikipedia

Romain Gary (May 8, 1914-December 2, 1980)

Romain Gary, born Roman Kacew, and also known by other pen names, like Émile Ajar, was a French diplomat, novelist, film director and World War II aviator of Litvak origin. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt twice. Wikipedia
Paris, France
William Gibson (playwright)

William Gibson (playwright) (November 13, 1914-November 25, 2008)

William Gibson was an American playwright and novelist. Wikipedia
Adolph Green

Adolph Green (December 2, 1914-October 23, 2002)

Adolph Green was an American lyricist and playwright who, with long-time collaborator Betty Comden, penned the screenplays and songs for some of the most beloved movie musicals, particularly as part of Arthur Freed's production unit at MGM, during the genre's heyday. Many people thought the pair were married; they were not, but they shared a unique... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness (April 2, 1914-August 5, 2000)

Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including 'The Ladykillers' and 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in 'Great Expectations', Fagin in... Wikipedia
Paddington, London, England
Midhurst, West Sussex, England
John Hersey

John Hersey (June 17, 1914-March 24, 1993)

John Richard Hersey was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest... Wikipedia
Tientsin, China
Key West, Florida, United States

Nat Hiken (June 30, 1914-December 7, 1968)

Nat Hiken was an American radio and television writer, producer, and songwriter who rose to prominence in the 1950s. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

Alan Lloyd Hodgkin (February 5, 1914-December 20, 1998)

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, OM, KBE, PRS was an English physiologist and biophysicist, who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Huxley and John Eccles. Wikipedia
Banbury, England, UK
Cambridge, England, UK

Robert Huebner (February 23, 1914-August 26, 1998)

Robert Joseph Huebner, was an American physician and virologist whose research into viruses, their causes and treatment that led to his breakthrough insights into the connections between viruses and cancer, leading to new treatments, as well as his hypothesized oncogene, which was discovered to be a trigger for normal cells turning cancerous. Wikipedia
Isao Imai (physicist)

Isao Imai (physicist) (October 7, 1914-October 24, 2004)

Isao Imai was a Japanese theoretical physicist, known for fluid mechanics and mathematical physics. Wikipedia
Dairen, Kwantung Leased Territory

Agenore Incrocci (July 4, 1914-November 15, 2005)

Agenore Incrocci, best known as Age, was an Italian screenwriter, considered one of the fathers of the 'commedia all'italiana' as one of the two members of the duo Age & Scarpelli, together with Furio Scarpelli. Wikipedia
Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (August 9, 1914-June 27, 2001)

Tove Marika Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966. Wikipedia
Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
Helsinki, Finland
Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914-October 14, 1965)

Randall Jarrell was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate. Wikipedia
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Dorothy Jeakins (January 11, 1914-November 21, 1995)

Dorothy Jeakins was an American costume designer. Wikipedia
San Diego, California, U.S.
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Elvin A. Kabat

Elvin A. Kabat (September 1, 1914-June 16, 2000)

Elvin Abraham Kabat was an American biomedical scientist and one of the founding fathers of modern quantitative immunochemistry. In 1977, Kabat was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University in 1977 and the National Medal of Science in 1991. He is the father of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founding director of the Stress Reduction... Wikipedia
Arthur Kennedy (actor)

Arthur Kennedy (actor) (February 17, 1914-January 5, 1990)

Arthur Kennedy was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional honesty and naturalness on stage", especially in the original casts of Arthur Miller plays on Broadway. Wikipedia
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Branford, Connecticut, U.S.
Akhtar Hameed Khan

Akhtar Hameed Khan (July 15, 1914-October 9, 1999)

Akhtar Hameed Khan was a Pakistani development practitioner and social scientist. He promoted participatory rural development in Pakistan and other developing countries, and widely advocated community participation in development. His particular contribution was the establishment of a comprehensive project for rural development, the Comilla Model.... Wikipedia
Agra, British India
Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Roland Kibbee (February 15, 1914-August 5, 1984)

Roland Kibbee was an American screenwriter and producer. Wikipedia
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Encino, California
Ward Kimball

Ward Kimball (March 4, 1914-July 8, 2002)

Ward Walrath Kimball, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was an animator for the Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Walt Disney's team of animators, known as Disney's Nine Old Men. Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Hans Hellmut Kirst

Hans Hellmut Kirst (December 5, 1914-February 13, 1989)

Hans Hellmut Kirst was a distinguished German novelist and the author of 46 books, many of which were translated into English. Kirst is best remembered as the creator of the "Gunner Asch" series which detailed the ongoing struggle of an honest individual to maintain his identity and humanity amidst the criminality and corruption of Nazi Germany. Wikipedia
Kirill Kondrashin

Kirill Kondrashin (<a href="/born/year/1914" title="Celebrities Born in 1914">1914</a>-March 7, 1981)

Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin was a Russian conductor. Wikipedia

Gail Kubik (September 5, 1914-July 20, 1984)

Gail Thompson Kubik was an American composer, music director, violinist, and teacher. Wikipedia
Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914-September 22, 1996)

Dorothy Lamour was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered for appearing in the 'Road to...' movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Robert M. Lindner

Robert M. Lindner (May 14, 1914-February 27, 1956)

Robert M. Lindner was an American author and psychologist, best known as the author of the 1944 book 'Rebel Without A Cause: The Hypnoanalysis Of A Criminal Psychopath', from which the title of Nicholas Ray's 1955 film was adapted. In his book, he described a psychopath as someone who is "incapable of exertions for the sake of others". Lindner's... Wikipedia
Joe Louis

Joe Louis (May 12, 1914-April 12, 1981)

Joseph Louis Barrow, better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped elevate boxing from a decline in popularity in the post-Jack Dempsey era by establishing a reputation... Wikipedia
LaFayette, Alabama, United States
Paradise, Nevada, USA

Jim G. Lucas (June 22, 1914-July 21, 1970)

James Griffing Lucas, professionally known as Jim G. Lucas was a war correspondent for Scripps-Howard Newspapers who won a 1954 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting "for his notable front-line human interest reporting of the Korean War, the cease-fire and the prisoner-of-war exchanges, climaxing 26 months of distinguished service as a war... Wikipedia

Mario Luzi (October 20, 1914-February 28, 2005)

Mario Luzi was an Italian poet. Wikipedia
Castello, Italy
Florence, Italy
Bernard Malamud

Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914-March 18, 1986)

Bernard Malamud was an American author of novels and short stories. Along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, he was one of the best known American Jewish authors of the 20th century. His baseball novel, 'The Natural', was adapted into a 1984 film starring Robert Redford. His 1966 novel 'The Fixer', about antisemitism in Tsarist Russia, won both the... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Witold Małcużyński

Witold Małcużyński (August 10, 1914-July 17, 1977)

Witold Małcużyński was a distinguished Polish pianist who specialized in the works of Frédéric Chopin. His playing was marked by great passion and poetry. Wikipedia
Koziczyn, Poland
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Frankie Manning

Frankie Manning (May 26, 1914-April 27, 2009)

Frankie Manning was an American dancer, instructor and choreographer. Manning is considered one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop. Wikipedia
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Claude Mauriac (April 25, 1914-March 22, 1996)

Claude Mauriac was a French author and journalist, eldest son of the author François Mauriac. Wikipedia
Kevin McCarthy (actor)

Kevin McCarthy (actor) (February 15, 1914-September 11, 2010)

Kevin McCarthy was an American stage, film, and television actor who appeared in over two hundred television and film roles, including the lead role in 1956 horror science fiction film 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'. For his role in the film version of 'Death of a Salesman', he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won... Wikipedia
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Norman McLaren

Norman McLaren (April 11, 1914-January 27, 1987)

Norman McLaren, CC, CQ was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada. He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn-on-film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound. Wikipedia

Shepherd Mead (<a href="/born/year/1914" title="Celebrities Born in 1914">1914</a>-1994)

Shepherd Mead, born Edward Mead was an American writer. He is best known as the author of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' which was adapted into a hit Broadway show and motion picture. Wikipedia
Ed Mirvish

Ed Mirvish (July 24, 1914-July 11, 2007)

Edwin “Honest Ed” Mirvish, OC, CBE was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical impresario who lived in Toronto, Ontario. He is known for his flagship business, Honest Ed's, a landmark discount store in downtown Toronto, and as a patron of the arts, instrumental in revitalizing the theatre scene in Toronto. Wikipedia
Colonial Beach, Virginia, USA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michel Mohrt

Michel Mohrt (April 28, 1914-August 17, 2011)

Michel Mohrt was an editor, essayist, novelist and historian of French literature. Wikipedia
Morlaix, Finistère, Brittany, France
Pedro Montañez

Pedro Montañez (April 24, 1914-June 26, 1996)

Pedro Montañez was a boxer from Cayey, Puerto Rico. Also known as 'El Torito De Cayey', he has been considered by many to be one of the best boxers in history 'never' to win a world title. In his career he was 92-7-4. Wikipedia
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Kenneth More

Kenneth More (September 20, 1914-July 12, 1982)

Kenneth Gilbert More CBE was an English film and stage actor. Wikipedia
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Fayard Nicholas

Fayard Nicholas (October 20, 1914-January 24, 2006)

Fayard Antonio Nicholas was an American choreographer, dancer and actor. He and his younger his brother Harold made up the Nicholas Brothers tap-dance duo, who starred in the MGM musicals 'An All-Colored Vaudeville Show', 'Stormy Weather', 'The Pirate', 'The Five Heartbeats' and Hard Four. The Nicholas brothers also starred in the 20th Century-Fox... Wikipedia
Mobile, Alabama
Los Angeles, California

Saburo Okita (November 3, 1914-February 9, 1993)

Saburo Okita was a Japanese economist and politician. Wikipedia
Dalian, Kwantung Leased Territory
Tokyo, Japan

Max Olivier-Lacamp (March 2, 1914-June 17, 1983)

Max Olivier-Lacamp is a French journalist and writer, winner of the Prix Renaudot in 1969, and Albert Londres Prize in 1958. Wikipedia
Vance Packard

Vance Packard (May 22, 1914-December 12, 1996)

Vance Packard was an American journalist, social critic, and author. Wikipedia
Granville Summit, Pennsylvania
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Lilli Palmer

Lilli Palmer (May 24, 1914-January 27, 1986)

Lilli Palmer, born Lilli Marie Peiser, was a German actress. She won the Volpi Cup, the Deutscher Filmpreis three times, and was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award. Wikipedia
Posen, Prussia, Germany
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nicanor Parra

Nicanor Parra (September 5, 1914-)

Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval is a Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist. He is considered an influential poet in Chile and throughout Latin America. Some rank him among the most important poets of Spanish language literature. Parra describes himself as an "anti-poet," due to his distaste for standard poetic pomp and function; after... Wikipedia
San Fabián de Alico, Chile
Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz (March 31, 1914-April 19, 1998)

Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican poet-diplomat and writer. Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Max Perutz

Max Perutz (May 19, 1914-February 6, 2002)

Max Ferdinand Perutz, OM, CH, CBE, FRS was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of hemoglobin and myoglobin. He went on to win the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1971 and the Copley Medal in 1979. At Cambridge he founded and chaired... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Cambridge, England

Edith Picht-Axenfeld (January 1, 1914-April 19, 2001)

Edith Picht-Axenfeld was a German pianist and harpsichordist. Wikipedia
Abd al-Karim Qasim

Abd al-Karim Qasim (November 21, 1914-February 9, 1963)

Abd al-Karim Qasim, was a nationalist Iraqi Army general who seized power in a 1958 coup d'état, wherein the Iraqi monarchy was eliminated. He ruled the country as Prime Minister until his downfall and death during the 1963 Ramadan Revolution. Wikipedia
Baghdad, Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq
Yitzhak Rafael

Yitzhak Rafael (July 5, 1914-August 3, 1999)

Yitzhak Rafael was an Israeli politician who served as Minister of Religions in the mid-1970s. Wikipedia
Sasiv, Austria-Hungary
Frances Reid

Frances Reid (December 9, 1914-February 3, 2010)

Frances Reid, born as Anna May Priest was an American dramatic actress. Although she starred in many productions, she is best known for her portrayal of Alice Horton on the NBC daytime soap opera 'Days of Our Lives' from its debut in November 1965 until 2007 . At the time of her death, she ranked fifth on the all-time list of longest-serving soap... Wikipedia
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Martin Ritt

Martin Ritt (March 2, 1914-December 8, 1990)

Martin Ritt was an American director and actor who worked in both film and theater. He was born in New York City. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Santa Monica, California

Emmanuel Roblès (May 4, 1914-February 22, 1995)

Emmanuel Roblès was an Algerian-French author. He was elected a member of the Académie Goncourt in 1973. He was one of many influential "pied-noir" of his time. Wikipedia
Oran, French Algeria
Boulogne, Hauts-de-Seine

Nathan Rotenstreich (March 31, 1914-October 11, 1993)

Nathan Rotenstreich was an Israeli professor of philosophy. Wikipedia
Sambir, Galicia
Jerusalem, Israel
Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk (October 28, 1914-June 23, 1995)

Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
La Jolla, California, USA

Dero A. Saunders (<a href="/born/year/1914" title="Celebrities Born in 1914">1914</a>-2002)

Dero Ames Saunders was an American journalist and classical scholar. Wikipedia
Budd Schulberg

Budd Schulberg (March 27, 1914-August 5, 2009)

Budd Schulberg was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, 'What Makes Sammy Run?', his 1947 novel 'The Harder They Fall', his 1954 Academy Award-winning screenplay for 'On the Waterfront', and his 1957 screenplay for 'A Face in the Crowd'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Westhampton, New York, USA
Dorian Shainin

Dorian Shainin (September 26, 1914-January 7, 2000)

Dorian Shainin was an influential American quality consultant, aeronautics engineer, author, and college professor most notable for his contributions in the fields of industrial problem solving, product reliability, and quality engineering, particularly the creation and development of the “Red X” concept. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California
Manchester, Connecticut

G. P. Sippy (September 14, 1914-December 25, 2007)

Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy was a Bollywood movie producer and director. He was of Sindhi Hindu descent, with an original last name of Sipahimalani. He is known for producing several popular Bollywood blockbusters such as 'Seeta Aur Geeta', 'Shaan', 'Saagar', 'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman' and his magnum opus, 'Sholay'. Wikipedia
Hank Snow

Hank Snow (May 9, 1914-December 20, 1999)

Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow was a celebrated Canadian-American country music artist. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, he recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the 'Billboard' country charts from 1950 until 1980. This total includes the number one hits "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket", "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Madison, Tennessee, United States
Lyman Spitzer

Lyman Spitzer (June 26, 1914-March 31, 1997)

Lyman Strong Spitzer, Jr. was an American theoretical physicist, astronomer and mountaineer. As a scientist, he carried out research into star formation, plasma physics, and in 1946, conceived the idea of telescopes operating in outer space. Spitzer invented the stellarator plasma device and is the namesake of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. As a... Wikipedia
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
William Stafford (poet)

William Stafford (poet) (January 17, 1914-August 28, 1993)

William Edgar Stafford was an American poet and pacifist, and the father of poet and essayist Kim Stafford. He was appointed the twentieth Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1970. Wikipedia
Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
Pops Staples

Pops Staples (December 28, 1914-December 19, 2000)

Roebuck "Pops" Staples was an American gospel and R&B musician. Wikipedia
Winona, Mississippi United States
Beatrice Straight

Beatrice Straight (August 2, 1914-April 7, 2001)

Beatrice Whitney Straight was an American theatre, film and television actress. She was an Academy Award and Tony Award winner. Wikipedia
Old Westbury, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Richard Laurence Millington Synge

Richard Laurence Millington Synge (October 28, 1914-August 18, 1994)

Richard Laurence Millington Synge FRS was a British biochemist, and shared the 1952 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of partition chromatography with Archer Martin. Wikipedia
Liverpool, England
Norwich, England
Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas (October 27, 1914-November 9, 1953)

Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion", the "Play for Voices", 'Under Milk Wood', and stories and radio broadcasts such as 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' and 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog'. He became popular in his... Wikipedia
Swansea, Wales, UK
New York City, USA
James Van Allen

James Van Allen (September 7, 1914-August 9, 2006)

James Alfred Van Allen was an American space scientist at the University of Iowa. He was instrumental in establishing the field of magnetospheric research in space. Wikipedia
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Jo Van Fleet

Jo Van Fleet (December 30, 1914-June 10, 1996)

Jo Van Fleet was an American theatre and film actress. Known primarily for playing roles older than she was, her career spanned over three decades, and she won an Academy Award as well as a Tony Award. Wikipedia
Oakland, California, U.S.
Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck (February 9, 1914-January 2, 1986)

William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr., also known as "Sport Shirt Bill", was a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a franchise owner and promoter in Major League Baseball. Veeck was at various times the owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox. As owner and team president of the Indians in 1947, Veeck signed Larry Doby and thus... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
William Vickrey

William Vickrey (June 21, 1914-October 11, 1996)

William Spencer Vickrey was a Canadian-born professor of economics and Nobel Laureate. Vickrey was awarded the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with James Mirrlees for their research into the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information, becoming the only Nobel laureate born in British Columbia. The announcement of the... Wikipedia
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Harrison, New York, USA
Roger Wagner

Roger Wagner (January 16, 1914-September 17, 1992)

Roger Wagner, KCSG was an American choral musician, administrator and educator. Wikipedia
Jersey Joe Walcott

Jersey Joe Walcott (January 31, 1914-February 25, 1994)

Arnold Raymond Cream, better known as Jersey Joe Walcott, was a world heavyweight boxing champion. He broke the world's record for the oldest man to win the world's Heavyweight title when he earned it at the age of . That record would eventually be broken on November 5, 1994, by 45 year old George Foreman, who defeated the 26 year old Heavyweight... Wikipedia
Merchantville, New Jersey
Camden, New Jersey
Ray Walston

Ray Walston (December 2, 1914-January 1, 2001)

Herman Raymond "Ray" Walston was an American actor and comedian, best known as the title character on 'My Favorite Martian'. He had such iconic film, television and stage roles as Luther Billis, Mr. Applegate, J.J. Singleton, Mr. Hand, Candy, and Judge Henry Bone. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Beverly Hills, California, United States

Bob Weiskopf (March 13, 1914-February 20, 2001)

Bob Weiskopf was an American screenwriter and producer for television. He has credits for 'I Love Lucy' which he and his writing partner Bob Schiller joined in the fifth season. They also wrote for 'The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour', 'The Lucy Show', 'Maude', 'All in the Family', 'Archie Bunker's Place', 'The Red Skelton Show', the short-lived 'Pete and... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Los Angeles, California

Peter Whitehead (racing driver) (November 12, 1914-September 21, 1958)

Peter Whitehead was a British racing driver from England. Wikipedia
Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark (December 26, 1914-March 24, 2008)

Richard Weedt Widmark was an American film, stage and television actor. Wikipedia
Sunrise Township, Minnesota, U.S.
Roxbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Arthur Widmer

Arthur Widmer (July 25, 1914-May 28, 2006)

Arthur Widmer was an American film special effects pioneer. He invented the "Ultra Violet Traveling matte process", an early version of what would become known as bluescreen. Wikipedia
Pearl Williams

Pearl Williams (September 10, 1914-September 18, 1991)

Pearl Williams was an American entertainer. Wikipedia
Robert Wise

Robert Wise (September 10, 1914-September 14, 2005)

Robert Earl Wise was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both 'West Side Story' and 'The Sound of Music'. He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for 'Citizen Kane' and directed and produced 'The Sand Pebbles', which was nominated for Best Picture. Wikipedia
Winchester, Indiana, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Philip Yordan

Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914-March 24, 2003)

Philip Yordan was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
La Jolla, California
Nedrick Young

Nedrick Young (March 23, 1914-September 16, 1968)

Nedrick Young was a screenwriter often blacklisted during the 1950s and 1960s. He is credited with writing the screenplay for 'Jailhouse Rock' in 1957, which starred Elvis Presley. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Los Angeles
Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich

Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich (March 8, 1914-December 2, 1987)

Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich was a prolific Soviet physicist born in Belarus. He played an important role in the development of Soviet nuclear and thermonuclear weapons, and made important contributions to the fields of adsorption and catalysis, shock waves, nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics, physical cosmology, and general relativity. Wikipedia
Minsk, Russian Empire, Present-day Belarus
Moscow, Soviet Union (Present-Day Russia)

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