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Irwin Allen (June 12, 1916-November 2, 1991)

Irwin Allen was an American television, documentary and film director and producer with a varied career who became known as the "Master of Disaster" for his work in the disaster film genre. His most successful productions were 'The Poseidon Adventure' and 'The Towering Inferno'. He also created several popular 1960s science fiction television... Wikipedia
New York City, USA
Santa Monica, California, USA
Christian B. Anfinsen

Christian B. Anfinsen (March 26, 1916-May 14, 1995)

Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr. was an American biochemist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanford Moore and William Howard Stein for work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation. Wikipedia
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Randallstown, Maryland

Noel Annan, Baron Annan (December 25, 1916-February 21, 2000)

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan, OBE was a British military intelligence officer, author, and academic. During his military career, he rose to the rank of colonel and was appointed OBE. He was provost of King's College, Cambridge 1956–66, provost of University College, London 1966–78, vice-chancellor of the University of London, and a member of the... Wikipedia
Shakeel Badayuni

Shakeel Badayuni (August 3, 1916-April 20, 1970)

Shakeel Badayuni was an Indian Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter in Hindi films. Wikipedia
Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, India

Giorgio Bassani (March 4, 1916-April 13, 2000)

Giorgio Bassani was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual. Wikipedia
Bologna, Italy
Rome, Italy
Bernard Blier

Bernard Blier (January 11, 1916-March 29, 1989)

Bernard Blier was a French character actor. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Saint-Cloud, France

Lindy Boggs (March 13, 1916-July 27, 2013)

Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs, usually known as Lindy Boggs, was a United States political figure who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and later as United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. She was also a permanent chairwoman of the 1976 Democratic National... Wikipedia
Brunswick Plantation, Louisiana, USA
Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

Valentino Bucchi (November 29, 1916-May 8, 1976)

Valentino Bucchi was an Italian composer. Wikipedia
Herb Caen

Herb Caen (April 3, 1916-February 2, 1997)

Herbert Eugene "Herb" Caen was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, painful puns and offbeat anecdotes—"a continuous love letter to San Francisco"—appeared in the 'San Francisco Chronicle' for almost sixty years, and made him a household name throughout the San... Wikipedia
Sacramento, California
San Francisco, California

Halet Çambel (August 27, 1916-January 12, 2014)

Halet Çambel was a Turkish fencer and archaeologist. She was the first Muslim woman to compete in the Olympic Games. Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
Istanbul, Turkey
Camilo José Cela

Camilo José Cela (May 11, 1916-January 17, 2002)

Camilo José Cela y Trulock, 1st Marquis of Iria Flavia was a Spanish novelist, short story writer and essayist associated with the Generation of '36 movement. Wikipedia
Padrón, Galicia, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Maurice Chappaz

Maurice Chappaz (December 21, 1916-January 15, 2009)

Maurice Chappaz was a French-language Swiss poet and writer. He published more than 40 books and won several literary awards, including his country's most notable award, the Grand Prix Schiller, in 1997. Wikipedia
John Ciardi

John Ciardi (June 24, 1916-March 30, 1986)

John Anthony Ciardi was an American poet, translator, and etymologist. While primarily known as a poet, he also translated Dante's 'Divine Comedy', wrote several volumes of children's poetry, pursued etymology, contributed to the 'Saturday Review' as a columnist and long-time poetry editor, and directed the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in... Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Metuchen, New Jersey
Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary (April 12, 1916-)

Beverly Cleary is an American author of more than 30 books for young adults and children. One of America's most successful writers of children's literature, she has sold 91 million copies of her books worldwide. Some of her best-known characters are Henry Huggins, Ribsy, Beatrice Quimby, her sister Ramona Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse. She won the... Wikipedia
McMinnville, Oregon, USA
Shirl Conway

Shirl Conway (June 13, 1916-May 7, 2007)

Shirl Conway, born Shirley Elizabeth Crosman, was an American television and Broadway actress. Wikipedia
Franklinville (town), New York
Shelton, Washington
Francis Crick

Francis Crick (June 8, 1916-July 28, 2004)

Francis Harry Compton Crick, OM, FRS was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 with James Watson. Together with Watson and Maurice Wilkins, he was jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries... Wikipedia
Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England, UK
San Diego, California, USA
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite (November 4, 1916-July 17, 2009)

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the 'CBS Evening News' for 19 years. During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in... Wikipedia
St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
New York City, United States
Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (September 13, 1916-November 23, 1990)

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. Wikipedia
Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Oxford, England
Jean Dausset

Jean Dausset (October 19, 1916-June 6, 2009)

Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel-Joachim Dausset was a French immunologist born in Toulouse, France. Dausset received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1980 along with Baruj Benacerraf and George Davis Snell for their discovery and characterisation of the genes making the major histocompatibility complex. Using the money from his Nobel Prize and a... Wikipedia
Toulouse, France
Palma, Majorca, Spain
Rupert Davies

Rupert Davies (May 22, 1916-November 22, 1976)

Rupert Davies was a British actor best remembered for playing the title role in the BBC's 1960s television adaptation of 'Maigret', based on Georges Simenon's 'Maigret' novels. Wikipedia
Liverpool, England
London, England

Dorothy Salisbury Davis (April 25, 1916-August 3, 2014)

Dorothy Margaret Salisbury Davis was an American crime fiction writer. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Palisades, New York

Luther Davis (August 29, 1916-July 29, 2008)

Luther Davis was an American play- and screenwriter. He attended Culver Academies, received a BA from Yale and rose to the rank of major in the US Air Force. He was the father of two daughters and was married to soap opera actress Jennifer Bassey, his companion since 1978, from 2004 until his death. Wikipedia
Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland (July 1, 1916-)

Olivia Mary de Havilland is a British American actress known for her early ingenue roles, as well as her later more substantial roles. Born in Tokyo to English parents, de Havilland and her younger sister, actress Joan Fontaine, moved to California in 1919. She performed as Melanie Hamilton in 'Gone with the Wind' and in eight co-starring roles... Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan
Robert H. Dicke

Robert H. Dicke (May 6, 1916-March 4, 1997)

Robert Henry Dicke was an American physicist who made important contributions to the fields of astrophysics, atomic physics, cosmology and gravity. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
Princeton, New Jersey
Lance Dossor

Lance Dossor (May 14, 1916-December 3, 2005)

Lance Dossor was a British-born concert pianist and teacher who emigrated to Australia. Wikipedia
Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
Adelaide, Australia
Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916-)

Kirk Douglas is an American actor, producer, director, and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in 'The Strange Love of Martha Ivers' with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s and 1960s, known for doing serious dramas, including... Wikipedia
Amsterdam, New York, United States

John Dunning (film editor) (May 5, 1916-February 25, 1991)

John "Jack" D. Dunning was an American film editor who worked on several large-scale Hollywood movies from 1947 to 1970. He was an editor contracted to MGM Studios. Wikipedia
Santa Monica CA
Henri Dutilleux

Henri Dutilleux (January 22, 1916-May 22, 2013)

Henri Dutilleux was a French composer active mainly in the second half of the 20th century. His work, which garnered international acclaim, followed in the tradition of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Albert Roussel, but in an idiosyncratic style. Wikipedia

Vergílio Ferreira (January 28, 1916-March 1, 1996)

Virgílio Ferreira, JOSE was a Portuguese writer. Wikipedia
Peter Finch

Peter Finch (September 28, 1916-January 14, 1977)

Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch was a British-born Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as "crazed" television anchorman Howard Beale in the film 'Network', which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor, his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and a Best Actor award from the... Wikipedia
South Kensington, London
Beverly Hills, California

Morton Fine (December 24, 1916-March 7, 1991)

Morton Fine was an American screenwriter. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland
Santa Monica, California

John Fischetti (September 27, 1916-November 18, 1980)

John R. Fischetti was an editorial cartoonist for the 'New York Herald Tribune' and the 'Chicago Daily News'. He received a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1969 and numerous awards from the National Cartoonists Society. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

Horton Foote (March 14, 1916-March 4, 2009)

Albert Horton Foote, Jr. was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplays for the 1962 film 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and the 1983 film 'Tender Mercies', and his notable live television dramas during the Golden Age of Television. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play 'The Young Man From... Wikipedia
Wharton, Texas, United States
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916-August 30, 2006)

Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford was a Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted over 50 years. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances. Wikipedia
Sainte-Christine, Quebec
Beverly Hills, California
Frankie Muse Freeman

Frankie Muse Freeman (November 24, 1916-)

The Honorable Frankie Muse Freeman is an American civil rights attorney, and the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, a federal fact-finding body that investigates complaints alleging discrimination. Freeman was instrumental in creating the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights founded in 1982. She has been a... Wikipedia
Danville, Virginia, USA

Herbert Friedman (June 21, 1916-September 9, 2000)

Brooklyn, New York
Arlington, Virginia
Robert F. Furchgott

Robert F. Furchgott (June 4, 1916-May 19, 2009)

Robert Francis Furchgott was a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist. Wikipedia
Charleston, South Carolina
Seattle, Washington
Betty Furness

Betty Furness (January 3, 1916-April 2, 1994)

Elizabeth Mary Furness was an American actress, consumer advocate and current affairs commentator. Wikipedia
New York City
New York City

Pierre Gascar (March 13, 1916-February 20, 1997)

Pierre Fournier, better known as Pierre Gascar, was a French journalist, literary critic, writer, essayist and screenwriter. Wikipedia

Willie Gilbert (February 24, 1916-December 2, 1980)

Willie Gilbert was an American author and playwright. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Emil Gilels

Emil Gilels (October 19, 1916-October 14, 1985)

Emil Grigoryevich Gilels was a Soviet pianist, widely regarded one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Odessa, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Natalia Ginzburg

Natalia Ginzburg (July 14, 1916-October 7, 1991)

Natalia Ginzburg née Levi was an Italian author whose work explored family relationships, politics during and after the Fascist years and World War II, and philosophy. She wrote novels, short stories and essays, for which she received the Strega Prize and Bagutta Prize. Most of her works were also translated into English and published in the United... Wikipedia
Vitaly Ginzburg

Vitaly Ginzburg (October 4, 1916-November 8, 2009)

Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, ForMemRS was a Soviet and Russian theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, Nobel laureate, a member of the Soviet and Russian Academies of Sciences and one of the fathers of Soviet hydrogen bomb. He was the successor to Igor Tamm as head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the... Wikipedia
Moscow, Imperial Russia
Moscow, Russia
Sidney Glazier

Sidney Glazier (May 29, 1916-December 14, 2002)

Sidney Glazier was an American film producer best known for his work on the Mel Brooks film The Producers. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Bennington, New York, United States
Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916-June 24, 1987)

John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in 'The Honeymooners'. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama 'The Hustler' and Buford T. Justice in the 'Smokey and the Bandit' series. Wikipedia
Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Lauderhill, Florida, U.S.
Michael Gough

Michael Gough (November 23, 1916-March 17, 2011)

Francis Michael Gough was an English character actor who made over 150 film and television appearances. He is known for his roles in the Hammer Horror Films from 1958, and for his recurring role as Alfred Pennyworth in all four films of the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher 'Batman' series. Wikipedia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
London, England, UK
Bert Haanstra

Bert Haanstra (May 31, 1916-October 23, 1997)

Albert 'Bert' Haanstra was a Dutch film director of films and documentaries. His documentary 'Glass' won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. His feature film 'Fanfare' was the most visited Dutch film at the time, and has since only been surpassed by 'Turkish Delight'. Wikipedia
Holten, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands
Violet Hensley

Violet Hensley (October 21, 1916-)

Violet Hensley is one last of a breed of original Old Time Ozark fiddlers. Known as the “Whittling Fiddler,” the “Stradivarius of the Ozarks,” or more simply, the “Fiddle Maker,” Violet has been a fiddle maker and musician most of her life and was designated as the 2004 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council.

Wolfgang Hildesheimer (December 9, 1916-August 21, 1991)

Wolfgang Hildesheimer was a German author who incorporated the Theatre of the Absurd. He originally trained as an artist, before turning to writing. Wikipedia
Richard Hofstadter

Richard Hofstadter (August 6, 1916-October 24, 1970)

Richard Hofstadter was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Hofstadter, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. Rejecting his earlier approach to history from the far left, in the 1950s he embraced consensus history, becoming the "iconic historian of postwar liberal consensus",... Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, United States
New York, NY, United States

Kåre Holt (October 10, 1916-March 15, 1997)

Kåre Holt was a Norwegian author. Wikipedia
Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson (December 14, 1916-August 8, 1965)

Shirley Hardie Jackson was an American author. She was a popular writer in her time, and her work has received increased attention from literary critics in recent years. She influenced Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Nigel Kneale, and Richard Matheson. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, United States
North Bennington, Vermont, United States
Ephraim Katzir

Ephraim Katzir (May 16, 1916-May 30, 2009)

Ephraim Katzir was an Israeli biophysicist and former Israeli Labor Party politician. He was the fourth President of Israel from 1973 until 1978. Wikipedia
Kiev, Russian Empire
Rehovot, Israel
C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop (October 14, 1916-February 25, 2013)

Charles Everett Koop was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989. According to the Associated Press, "Koop was the only surgeon general to become a... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.

Henrietta Leaver (March 28, 1916-September 18, 1993)

Henrietta Leaver, Miss Pittsburgh, was crowned Miss America on September 7, 1935 at Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was 19 years old. Wikipedia
McKeesport, PA, U.S.
Oleg Lundstrem

Oleg Lundstrem (April 2, 1916-October 14, 2005)

Oleg Leonidovich Lundstrem was a Soviet and Russian jazz composer and conductor of the Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra, one of the earliest officially recognized jazz bands in the Soviet Union. Wikipedia
Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai
Moura Lympany

Moura Lympany (August 18, 1916-March 28, 2005)

Dame Moura Lympany DBE was an English concert pianist. Wikipedia
John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald (July 24, 1916-December 28, 1986)

John Dann MacDonald was an American writer of novels and short stories, known for his thrillers. Wikipedia
Sharon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Wellington Mara

Wellington Mara (August 14, 1916-October 25, 2005)

Wellington Timothy Mara was the co-owner of the NFL's New York Giants from 1959 until his death, and one of the most influential and iconic figures in the history of the National Football League. He was the younger son of Tim Mara, who founded the Giants in 1925. Wellington was a ball boy for that year. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York
Rye, New York, United States
Billy May

Billy May (November 10, 1916-January 22, 2004)

William E. "Billy" May was an American composer, arranger and trumpeter. He composed film and television music for 'The Green Hornet', 'Batman', and 'Naked City'. He collaborated on films such as 'Pennies from Heaven', and orchestrated 'Cocoon', and 'Cocoon: The Return', among others. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.
San Juan Capistrano, California U.S.
Mercedes McCambridge

Mercedes McCambridge (March 16, 1916-March 2, 2004)

Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge was an American actress of radio, stage, film, and television. Orson Welles called her "the world's greatest living radio actress." She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for 'All the King's Men' and was nominated in the same category for 'Giant'. She also provided the voice of Pazuzu in 'The... Wikipedia
Joliet, Illinois, United States
La Jolla, California, United States

Eugene McCarthy (March 29, 1916-December 10, 2005)

Eugene Joseph "Gene" McCarthy was an American politician, poet, and a long-time member of the United States Congress from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1971. Wikipedia
Watkins, Minnesota
Washington, D.C.
Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara (June 9, 1916-July 6, 2009)

Robert Strange McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, during which time he played a large role in escalating the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. Following that, he served as President of the World Bank from 1968... Wikipedia
Oakland, California
Washington, D.C.
Lydia Mendoza

Lydia Mendoza (May 21, 1916-December 20, 2007)

Lydia Mendoza was an American guitarist and singer of Tejano, conjunto, and traditional Mexican-American music. She is known as "La Alondra de la Frontera". Wikipedia
Houston, Texas, United States
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin (April 22, 1916-March 12, 1999)

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE was an American violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. He was born in the United States, but became a citizen of Switzerland in 1970, and a British subject in 1985. He is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.. According to Henry A.... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U. S.
Berlin, Germany

Marilyn Meseke (October 7, 1916-September 12, 2001)

Marilyn Meseke has the distinction of being twice crowned Miss Ohio and Miss America in 1938. Wikipedia
C. Wright Mills

C. Wright Mills (August 28, 1916-March 20, 1962)

Charles Wright Mills was an American sociologist, and a professor of sociology at Columbia University from 1946 until his death in 1962. Mills was published widely in popular and intellectual journals, and is remembered for several books, among them 'The Power Elite', which introduced that term and describes the relationships and class alliances... Wikipedia
Waco, Texas, United States
West Nyack, New York, United States
Albert Murray (writer)

Albert Murray (writer) (May 12, 1916-August 19, 2013)

Albert L. Murray was an African-American literary and jazz critic, novelist and biographer. Wikipedia
Nokomis, Mobile County, Alabama
Harlem, New York

Lionel Newman (January 4, 1916-February 3, 1989)

Lionel Newman was an American conductor, pianist, and film and television composer. He was the brother of Alfred Newman and Emil Newman, uncle of Randy Newman, David Newman, Maria Newman and Thomas Newman, and grandfather of Joey Newman. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Robert Parrish

Robert Parrish (January 4, 1916-December 4, 1995)

Robert R. Parrish was an American film director, editor and writer and former child actor. He received an Academy Award for Film Editing for his contribution to 'Body and Soul'. Wikipedia
Columbus, Georgia, United States
Southampton, Long Island, New York
Lalita Pawar

Lalita Pawar (April 16, 1916-February 24, 1998)

Lalita Pawar was a prolific Indian actress, who later became famous as a character actress, appearing in over 700 films in Hindi and Marathi cinema, where she gave hits like, 'Netaji Palkar', made by Bhalji Pendharkar, New Hana Pictures’ 'Sant Damaji', Navyug Chitrapat’s 'Amrit', written by VS Khandekar, and Chhaya Films’ 'Gora Kumbhar'. Her other... Wikipedia
Nashik, Maharashtra
Pune, India
Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916-June 12, 2003)

Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film 'To Kill a Mockingbird' earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had also been nominated for an Oscar for the same... Wikipedia
La Jolla, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

William Pène du Bois (May 9, 1916-February 5, 1993)

William Pène du Bois was an American author and illustrator of books for young readers. He is best known for 'The Twenty-One Balloons', published in April 1947 by The Viking Press. He was a winner of the Newbery Award, and twice was runner-up for the Caldecott Medal. Wikipedia
Nutley, New Jersey, USA
Nice, France

Walker Percy (May 28, 1916-May 10, 1990)

Walker Percy, Obl.S.B. was a Southern author from Covington, Louisiana, whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, the first of which, 'The Moviegoer', won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. He devoted his literary life to the exploration of "the... Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Covington, Louisiana, United States
Arthur Piantadosi

Arthur Piantadosi (August 4, 1916-February 23, 1994)

Arthur Piantadosi was an American sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound and was nominated for six more in the same category. He won a BAFTA Award in 1973 for Best Sound Track for the 1972 film 'Cabaret'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Newport, California

Bob Pirie (April 30, 1916-January 22, 1984)

Robert Charles Pirie was a Canadian champion swimmer who competed internationally during the 1930s. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, United States
Babe Pratt

Babe Pratt (January 7, 1916-December 16, 1988)

Walter Peter "Babe" Pratt was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman/left winger who played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. Wikipedia
Stony Mountain, MB, CAN
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Alexander Prokhorov

Alexander Prokhorov (July 11, 1916-January 8, 2002)

Alexander Mikhaylovich Prokhorov, or Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov was a Soviet physicist known for his pioneering research on lasers and masers for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Charles Hard Townes and Nikolay Basov. Wikipedia
Atherton, Queensland, Australia
Moscow, Russia
Dino Risi

Dino Risi (December 23, 1916-June 7, 2008)

Dino Risi was an Italian film director. With Mario Monicelli, Luigi Comencini, Nanni Loy and Ettore Scola, he was one of the masters of 'Commedia all'italiana'. He was born in Milan. Has two brothers, an older brother Fernando Risi a cinematographer and a younger brother, Nelo Risi a director and writer. Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Rome, Italy
Frederick Chapman Robbins

Frederick Chapman Robbins (August 25, 1916-August 4, 2003)

Frederick Chapman Robbins was an American pediatrician and virologist. Wikipedia
Auburn, Alabama
Cleveland, Ohio

Jean Rouverol (July 8, 1916-)

Jean Rouverol is an American author, actress and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Carlo Rustichelli (December 24, 1916-November 13, 2004)

Carlo Rustichelli was an Italian film composer whose career spanned the 1940s to about 1990. His prolific output included about 250 film compositions, as well as arrangements for other films, and music for television. Wikipedia

Ed Sabol (September 11, 1916-February 9, 2015)

Edwin Milton "Ed" Sabol was an American filmmaker and the founder of NFL Films. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 as a contributor due to his works with NFL Films. He was married to his wife Audrey, with a daughter, Blair; and grandson, Casey by his son Steve who died on September 18, 2012. Wikipedia
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Scottsdale, Arizona
Daniel Schorr

Daniel Schorr (August 31, 1916-July 23, 2010)

Daniel Louis Schorr was an American journalist who covered world news for more than 60 years. He was most recently a Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio. Schorr won three Emmy Awards for his television journalism. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Washington, DC, United States

Morrie Schwartz (December 20, 1916-November 4, 1995)

Morris "Morrie" S. Schwartz was a sociology professor at Brandeis University and an author. He was the subject of the best-selling book 'Tuesdays With Morrie', which was published in 1997 and later made into a film. Wikipedia
New York, New York
Newton, Massachusetts
Massimo Serato

Massimo Serato (May 31, 1916-December 22, 1989)

Massimo Serato, born Giuseppe Segato was an Italian film actor with a career spanning over 40 years. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Claude Shannon

Claude Shannon (April 30, 1916-February 24, 2001)

Claude Elwood Shannon was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Wikipedia
Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Robert Shaw (conductor)

Robert Shaw (conductor) (<a href="/born/year/1916" title="Celebrities Born in 1916">1916</a>-1999)

Robert Shaw was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Shaw received 14 Grammy awards, four ASCAP awards for service to contemporary music, the first Guggenheim Fellowship ever awarded to a conductor, the Alice M. Ditson... Wikipedia
Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore (February 29, 1916-February 24, 1994)

Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artist during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for... Wikipedia
Winchester, Tennessee, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Herbert A. Simon

Herbert A. Simon (June 15, 1916-February 9, 2001)

Herbert Alexander Simon, a Nobel laureate, was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, and computer scientist whose research ranged across the fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive science, computer science, public administration, economics, management, philosophy of science, sociology, and political science,... Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Enos Slaughter

Enos Slaughter (April 27, 1916-August 12, 2002)

Enos Bradsher Slaughter, nicknamed "Country", was an American Major League Baseball right fielder. During a 19-year baseball career, he played from 1938–1942 and 1946-1959 for four different teams, but is noted primarily for his time with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is best known for scoring the winning run in Game Seven of the 1946 World Series. Wikipedia
Roxboro, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina
Guyford Stever

Guyford Stever (October 24, 1916-April 9, 2010)

Horton Guyford Stever was an American administrator, physicist, educator, and engineer. Wikipedia

Mary Stewart (novelist) (September 17, 1916-May 9, 2014)

Mary, Lady Stewart, 'née' Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow, was a British novelist who developed the romantic mystery genre, featuring smart, adventurous heroines who could hold their own in dangerous situations. She also wrote children's books and poetry, but may be best known for her Merlin series, which straddles the boundary between the historical... Wikipedia
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, England, UK
Lochawe, Scotland, UK
M. S. Subbulakshmi

M. S. Subbulakshmi (September 16, 1916-December 11, 2004)

Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, also known as M.S., was a renowned Carnatic vocalist. Wikipedia
Madurai, Madras Presidency, British India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Volodia Teitelboim (March 17, 1916-January 31, 2008)

Volodia Teitelboim Volosky was a Chilean communist politician, lawyer, and author. Wikipedia
Santiago de Chile
Puey Ungpakorn

Puey Ungpakorn (March 9, 1916-July 28, 1999)

Puey Ungpakorn, MBE was a Thai bureaucrat who played a central role in the shaping of Thailand's economic development and in the strengthening of its system of higher education. Puey was the Governor of the Bank of Thailand for 12 years, a Dean of the Faculty of Economics, and also a rector of Thammasat University in Bangkok. Puey was a member of... Wikipedia
Jack Vance

Jack Vance (August 28, 1916-May 26, 2013)

John Holbrook "Jack" Vance was an American mystery, fantasy, and science fiction writer. Though most of his work has been published under the name Jack Vance, he also wrote 11 mystery novels using his full name John Holbrook Vance, three under the pseudonym Ellery Queen, and one each using the pseudonyms Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, and Jay... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, USA
Oakland, CA
Ramón José Velásquez

Ramón José Velásquez (November 28, 1916-June 24, 2014)

Ramón José Velásquez Mujica was a Venezuelan political figure. He served as President of Venezuela between 1993 and 1994. He was an important historian, journalist, lawyer and politician. Wikipedia
San Juan de Colón, Táchira, Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela
Petro Vlahos

Petro Vlahos (August 20, 1916-February 10, 2013)

Petro Vlahos, was an engineer and inventor, considered to be one of the pioneering scientific and technical innovators of the motion picture and television industries. Vlahos consistently devised solutions that made the modern blockbuster possible - he is remembered in particular for combining and refining the chroma key process colloquially known... Wikipedia
Raton, New Mexico
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alan Walsh (physicist)

Alan Walsh (physicist) (December 19, 1916-August 3, 1998)

Sir Alan Walsh FRS was a British/Australian physicist, originator and developer of a method of chemical analysis called atomic absorption spectroscopy. Wikipedia
Hoddlesden, Lancashire, UK
Melbourne, Australia
Ruth Warrick

Ruth Warrick (June 29, 1916-January 15, 2005)

Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, DM, was an American singer, actress and political activist, best known for her role as Phoebe Tyler Wallingford on 'All My Children', which she played regularly from 1970 until her death in 2005. At the time of her death she was twenty-second on the all-time list of longest-serving soap opera actors in the United States. Wikipedia
Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
New York, New York, U.S.
Peter Weiss

Peter Weiss (November 8, 1916-May 10, 1982)

Peter Ulrich Weiss was a German writer, painter, graphic artist, and experimental filmmaker of adopted Swedish nationality. He is particularly known for his plays 'Marat/Sade' and 'The Investigation' and his novel 'The Aesthetics of Resistance'. Wikipedia
Nowawes, Brandenburg, Germany
Stockholm, Sweden

Morris West (April 26, 1916-October 9, 1999)

Morris Langlo West AO was an Australian novelist and playwright, best known for his novels 'The Devil's Advocate', 'The Shoes of the Fisherman' and 'The Clowns of God'. His books were published in 27 languages and sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. Each new book he wrote after he became an established writer sold more than one million... Wikipedia
St. Kilda, Victoria
Clareville, New South Wales

T. K. Whitaker (December 8, 1916-)

Thomas Kenneth "Ken" Whitaker is an Irish economist and former public servant, credited with a pivotable role in the economic development of Ireland. At 98 years of age, he remains mentally agile and is regularly consulted for his views on Irish economic issues. Wikipedia

Harry B. Whittington (March 24, 1916-June 20, 2010)

Harry Blackmore Whittington FRS was a British palaeontologist who made a major contribution to the study of fossils of the Burgess Shale and other Cambrian fauna. His works are largely responsible for the concept of Cambrian explosion, whereby modern animal body plans are explained to originate during a short span of geological period. With initial... Wikipedia
Maurice Wilkins

Maurice Wilkins (December 15, 1916-October 5, 2004)

Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins CBE FRS was a New Zealand-born English physicist and molecular biologist, and Nobel Laureate whose research contributed to the scientific understanding of phosphorescence, isotope separation, optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction, and to the development of radar. He is best known for his work at King's College,... Wikipedia
Pongaroa, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Blackheath, London, United Kingdom
S. Yizhar

S. Yizhar (September 27, 1916-August 21, 2006)

Yizhar Smilansky, known by his pen name S. Yizhar, was an Israeli writer and politician. Wikipedia
Rehovot, Ottoman Empire

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