Celebrity Birthdays In 1918
Sid Abel (February 22, 1918-February 8, 2000)Sidney Gerald Abel was a Canadian Hall of Fame hockey player, coach and general manager in the National Hockey League, most notably for the Detroit Red Wings, and was a member of three winning Stanley Cup teams in 1943, 1950, and 1952. Wikipedia
Melville, SK, CAN
Farmington Hills, MI, USA
Sergey Afanasyev (engineer) (August 30, 1918-May 13, 2001)Sergey Alexandrovich Afanasyev was a prominent Soviet engineer, space and defence industry executive, the first Minister of the Soviet-era Ministry of General Machine Building. Wikipedia
Spiro Agnew (November 9, 1918-September 17, 1996)Spiro Theodore Agnew was a Greek-American politician who served as the 39th Vice President of the United States from 1969 to 1973, under President Richard Nixon. Wikipedia
Towson, Maryland, United States
Berlin, Maryland, United States
James Aldridge (July 10, 1918-February 23, 2015)Harold Edward James Aldridge was an Australian-British writer and journalist. His World War II despatches were published worldwide and he was the author of over 30 books, both fiction and non-fiction works, including war and adventure novels and books for children. Wikipedia
White Hills, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
London, United Kingdom
Harold Amos (September 7, 1918-February 17, 2003)Harold Amos was an American microbiologist and professor. He taught at Harvard Medical School for nearly fifty years and was the first African-American department chair of the school. He also inspired hundreds of minorities to become medical doctors. Wikipedia
Pennsauken Township, New Jersey
Leonore Annenberg (February 20, 1918-March 12, 2009)Leonore Cohn Annenberg, also known as Lee Annenberg, was an American businesswoman, government official, and philanthropist, noted for serving as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1981 to 1982. Annenberg was married to Walter Annenberg, who was an Ambassador to the United Kingdom and newspaper publishing magnate. She also served as the... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Louis Applebaum (April 3, 1918-April 19, 2000)Louis Applebaum was a Canadian composer, administrator, and conductor. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pearl Bailey (March 29, 1918-August 17, 1990)Pearl Mae Bailey was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in 'St. Louis Woman ' in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of 'Hello, Dolly!' in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special,... Wikipedia
Southampton County, Virginia, U.S.
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Derek Barton (September 8, 1918-March 16, 1998)Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton PhD FRS, FRSE was an English organic chemist and Nobel Prize laureate for 1969. Wikipedia
College Station, Texas, USA
Walter Jackson Bate (May 23, 1918-July 26, 1999)Walter Jackson Bate was an American literary critic and biographer. He is known for Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography-winning biographies of Samuel Johnson and John Keats. 'Samuel Johnson' also won the 1978 U.S. National Book Award in Biography. Wikipedia
Patty Berg (February 13, 1918-September 10, 2006)Patricia Jane Berg was an American professional golfer and a founding member and then leading player on the LPGA Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Her 15 major title wins remains the all-time record for most major wins by a female golfer. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Fort Myers, Florida
Ingmar Bergman (July 14, 1918-July 30, 2007)Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs of all time and is most famous for films such as 'The Seventh Seal', 'Wild Strawberries', 'Persona', 'Cries and Whispers', and 'Fanny and Alexander'. Wikipedia
Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918-October 14, 1990)Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history." Wikipedia
Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Hans Børli (December 8, 1918-August 25, 1989)Hans Børli was a Norwegian poet and writer, who besides his writings worked as a lumberjack all his life. He was born in Eidskog, in South-Eastern Norway, close to the Norwegian border to Sweden. He was buried at Eidskog Church. Wikipedia
Paul D. Boyer (July 31, 1918-)Paul Delos Boyer is an American biochemist, analytical chemist, and a professor of chemistry at University of California Los Angeles . He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate" with John E. Walker, making Boyer the only Utah-born Nobel laureate; the... Wikipedia
Richard L. Breen (June 26, 1918-February 1, 1967)Richard L. Breen was a Hollywood screenwriter and director. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Bertram Brockhouse (July 15, 1918-October 13, 2003)Bertram Neville Brockhouse was a Canadian physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for pioneering contributions to the development of neutron scattering techniques for studies of condensed matter", in particular "for the development of neutron spectroscopy". Wikipedia
William Bronk (February 17, 1918-February 22, 1999)William Bronk was an American poet. For the 1981 collection 'Life Supports' he won the National Book Award for Poetry. Wikipedia
Fort Edward, New York
Hudson Falls, New York
Marcia Brown (July 13, 1918-)Marcia Joan Brown was an American writer and illustrator of more than 30 children's books. She has won three annual Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association, recognizing the year's best U.S. picture book illustration, and the ALA's Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for her career contribution to children's literature. Many of her titles have... Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, USA
Brenda Bruce (July 7, 1918-February 19, 1996)Brenda Bruce was a British actress. She had a long and successful career in the theatre, radio, film and television. Wikipedia
Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England, UK
London, England, UK
James MacGregor Burns (August 3, 1918-July 15, 2014)James MacGregor Burns was an American historian and political scientist, presidential biographer, and authority on leadership studies. He was the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College and Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership of the School of Public Policy at the University... Wikipedia
Art Carney (November 4, 1918-November 9, 2003)Arthur William Matthew “Art” Carney was an American actor in film, stage, television and radio. He is best known for playing Ed Norton, opposite Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden in the situation comedy 'The Honeymooners', and for winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 'Harry and Tonto'. Wikipedia
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Chester, Connecticut, USA
Emilio Q. Daddario (September 24, 1918-July 7, 2010)Emilio Quincy Daddario was an American Democratic politician from Connecticut. He served as a member of the 86th through 91st United States Congresses. Wikipedia
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Maurice Druon (April 23, 1918-April 14, 2009)Maurice Druon was a French novelist and a member of the Académie française, of which he served as “Perpetual Secretary” between 1985 and 1999. Wikipedia
Allen Drury (September 2, 1918-September 2, 1998)Allen Stuart Drury was a American novelist. He wrote the 1959 novel 'Advise and Consent', for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960. Wikipedia
Houston, Texas, United States
San Francisco, California, United States
Gertrude B. Elion (January 23, 1918-February 21, 1999)Gertrude Belle Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black. Working alone as well as with Hitchings and Black, Elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that would later lead to the development of the... Wikipedia
New York City
Richard Ellmann (March 15, 1918-May 13, 1987)Richard David Ellmann was a prominent American literary critic and biographer of the Irish writers James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats. He won the U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction for 'James Joyce', which is one of the most acclaimed literary biographies of the 20th century; its 1982 revised edition was similarly recognised... Wikipedia
Aldo van Eyck (March 16, 1918-January 14, 1999)Aldo van Eyck was an architect from the Netherlands. He was one of the most influential protagonists of the architectural movement Structuralism. Wikipedia
Richard Feynman (May 11, 1918-February 15, 1988)Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. For his contributions to the... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
John Forsythe (January 29, 1918-April 1, 2010)John Forsythe was an American stage, television, and film actor. Forsythe starred in three television series, spanning four decades and three genres: as single playboy father, Bentley Gregg, in the sitcom 'Bachelor Father'; as the unseen millionaire, Charles Townsend, on the crime drama 'Charlie's Angels', and as patriarch, Blake Carrington, on the... Wikipedia
Penns Grove, New Jersey, U.S.
Santa Ynez, California, U.S.
Kenichi Fukui (October 4, 1918-January 9, 1998)Kenichi Fukui was a Japanese chemist. Wikipedia
Nara City, Japan
Gara Garayev (February 5, 1918-May 13, 1982)Gara Abulfaz oghlu Garayev, also spelled as Qara Qarayev or Kara [Abulfazovich] Karayev, was a prominent Azerbaijani composer of the Soviet period. Garayev wrote nearly 110 musical pieces, including ballets, operas, symphonic and chamber pieces, solos for piano, cantatas, songs, and marches, and rose to prominence not only in Azerbaijan SSR but... Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
Valerie Goulding (September 12, 1918-July 28, 2003)Valerie Hamilton, Hon. Lady Goulding was an Irish campaigner for disabled people and senator who set up the Central Remedial Clinic in 1951, now the largest organisation in Ireland looking after people with physical disabilities. She served as a member of Seanad Éireann from 1977 to 1981. Wikipedia
Billy Graham (November 7, 1918-)William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr., KBE is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core constituency of middle-class, moderately conservative Protestants. He held large indoor and outdoor rallies; sermons were broadcast on radio and television, some... Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina, US
Cleve Gray (September 22, 1918-December 8, 2004)Cleve Gray was as an American Abstract expressionist painter, who was also associated with Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction. Wikipedia
New York City
Doris Grumbach (July 12, 1918-)Doris Grumbach is an American novelist, biographer, literary critic, and essayist. She taught at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and was literary editor of the 'The New Republic' for several years. Since 1985, she has had a bookstore, Wayward Books, in Sargentville, Maine, that she operates with her partner, Sybil Pike. Wikipedia
Torstein Grythe (November 24, 1918-May 1, 2009)Torstein Eliot Berg Grythe was a Norwegian choir leader. Wikipedia
Larry Haines (August 3, 1918-July 17, 2008)Larry Haines was an American actor. Wikipedia
Mount Vernon, New York
Delray Beach, Florida
Paul Harvey (September 4, 1918-February 28, 2009)Paul Harvey Aurandt, better known as Paul Harvey, was a conservative American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast 'News and Comment' on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous 'The Rest of the Story' segments. From the 1950s through the 1990s, Harvey's programs reached as many as 24... Wikipedia
Thomas Heggen (December 23, 1918-May 19, 1949)Thomas Heggen was an American author best known for his 1946 novel 'Mister Roberts' and its adaptations to stage and screen. Wikipedia
Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
New York City, New York, United States
William Holden (April 17, 1918-November 12, 1981)William Holden was an American actor, who was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in 'Stalag 17', and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in the 1973 television film 'The Blue Knight'. Wikipedia
O'Fallon, Illinois, U.S.
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Oles Honchar (April 3, 1918-December 12, 1995)Oleksandr Terentiyovych Honchar, was a Ukrainian and Soviet writer and public figure fighting for the reinstatement of the Ukrainian culture in the Soviet society after its abolition by the establishment. Wikipedia
Sukha village, Poltava Oblast
Hendrik C. van de Hulst (November 19, 1918-July 31, 2000)Hendrik Christoffel "Henk" van de Hulst was a Dutch astronomer and mathematician. Wikipedia
B. K. S. Iyengar (December 14, 1918-August 20, 2014)Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. He has written many books on yoga practice and philosophy including 'Light on Yoga', 'Light on Pranayama', and 'Light on the Yoga Sutras of...
Belur, Karnataka, India
Sam Jethroe (January 20, 1918-June 18, 2001)Samuel Jethroe, nicknamed "The Jet", was an American center fielder in Negro League and Major League Baseball. With the Cincinnati & Cleveland Buckeyes he won a pair of batting titles, hit .340 over seven seasons from 1942 to 1948, and helped the team to two pennants and the Negro League World Series title. He was named the National League's Rookie... Wikipedia
East St. Louis, Illinois
Ben Johnson (actor) (June 13, 1918-)Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film. He did stunt double work for several years before breaking into acting through the good offices of John Ford. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought further authenticity... Wikipedia
Foraker, Oklahoma, U.S.
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Jerome Karle (June 18, 1918-June 6, 2013)Jerome Karle was an American physical chemist. Jointly with Herbert A. Hauptman, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985, for the direct analysis of crystal structures using X-ray scattering techniques. Wikipedia
New York City
Marie Kean (June 27, 1918-December 29, 1993)Marie Kean was an Irish actress of stage and screen whose career spanned over 40 years. Wikipedia
Władysław Kędra (September 16, 1918-September 26, 1968)Władysław Kędra was a Polish pianist. Wikipedia
Lila Kedrova (October 9, 1918-February 16, 2000)Lila Kedrova, was a Russian-born French actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 'Zorba the Greek', and Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for same role on the musical version of film. Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Nile Kinnick (July 9, 1918-June 2, 1943)Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. was a student and a college football player at the University of Iowa. He won the 1939 Heisman Trophy and was a consensus All-American. He died during a training flight while serving as a United States Navy aviator in World War II. Kinnick was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951, and the University of... Wikipedia
Gulf of Paria, Venezuela
Arthur Kornberg (March 3, 1918-October 26, 2007)Arthur Kornberg was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 for his discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid" together with Dr. Severo Ochoa of New York University. He was also awarded the Paul-Lewis Award in Enzyme Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 1951,... Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Stanford, United States
Edwin G. Krebs (June 6, 1918-December 21, 2009)Edwin Gerhard Krebs was an American biochemist. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize of Columbia University in 1989 together with Alfred Gilman and, together with his collaborator Edmond H. Fischer, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how... Wikipedia
Elmer Lach (January 22, 1918-April 4, 2015)Elmer James Lach was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 14 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. A centre, he was a member of the Punch line, along with Maurice Richard and Toe Blake. Lach led the NHL in scoring twice, and was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1945 as the league's most valuable... Wikipedia
Nokomis, SK, CAN
Kirkland, QC, CAN
Madeleine L'Engle (November 29, 1918-September 6, 2007)Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning 'A Wrinkle in Time' and its sequels: 'A Wind in the Door', National Book Award-winning 'A Swiftly Tilting Planet', 'Many Waters', and 'An Acceptable Time'. Her works reflect both her Christian faith and her strong interest in modern... Wikipedia
New York City, NY, USA
Litchfield, CT, USA
Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918-June 14, 1986)Alan Jay Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Edward B. Lewis (May 20, 1918-July 21, 2004)Edward B. Lewis was an American geneticist, a corecipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Wikipedia
Russell B. Long (November 3, 1918-May 9, 2003)Russell Billiu Long was an American Democratic politician and United States Senator from Louisiana from 1948 until 1987, and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee for fifteen years from 1966 to 1981. Wikipedia
Cachao López (September 14, 1918-March 22, 2008)Israel López Valdés, better known as Cachao, was a Cuban double bassist and composer. He is considered one of the most influential charanga bassists of all-time, the co-creator of the mambo and a master of the descarga. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and won several Grammy Awards from the 1990s. Wikipedia
Habana Vieja, La Habana, Cuba
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
K. V. Mahadevan (December 6, 1918-June 21, 2001)Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan was a South Indian music composer. Wikipedia
Krishnancoil, Kanyakumari, Madras Presidency, British India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918-December 5, 2013)Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid... Wikipedia
Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Harold Brownlow Martin (February 27, 1918-November 3, 1988)Air Marshal Sir Harold Brownlow Morgan "Micky" Martin KCB, DSO & Bar, DFC & Two Bars, AFC was an Australian bomber pilot and senior commander in the Royal Air Force. He took part in Operation Chastise, the RAF's "Dambusters" raid in 1943, and was described by journalist Sir Max Hastings as "one of the three great bomber pilots of the war". He rose... Wikipedia
Edgecliff, New South Wales
Ray Martin (orchestra leader) (October 11, 1918-February 7, 1988)Ray Martin was a British-Austrian orchestra leader. He was noted for his light music compositions. Allmusic journalist, Bradley Torreano stated "Ray Martin created a legacy for himself in British popular music through his work with his orchestra during the 1950s. His regular appearances on radio and television kept him in the public spotlight,... Wikipedia
William P. McGivern (December 6, 1918-November 18, 1982)William Peter McGivern was an American novelist and television scriptwriter. He published more than 20 novels, mostly mysteries and crime thrillers, some under the pseudonym Bill Peters. His novels were adapted for a number of films, among them 'Odds Against Tomorrow', a noir tale of three losers, 'The Big Heat', starring Glenn Ford as a cop that... Wikipedia
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
Marian McPartland (March 20, 1918-August 20, 2013)Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE, was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of 'Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz' on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011. Wikipedia
Slough, South East England, United Kingdom
Port Washington, New York, United States
Spike Milligan (April 16, 1918-February 27, 2002)Terence Alan "Spike" Milligan KBE was a comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor of Irish and English parentage and Irish nationality. His early life was spent in India where he was born. The majority of his working life was spent in the United Kingdom. He disliked his first name and began to call himself "Spike" after... Wikipedia
Ahmednagar, British India
Rye, East Sussex, England
Brenda Milner (July 15, 1918-)Brenda Milner is a Canadian neuropsychologist who has contributed extensively to the research literature on various topics in the field of clinical neuropsychology. Milner is a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and a professor of Psychology at the Montreal Neurological Institute. She currently holds more... Wikipedia
Manchester, England, UK
Franco Modigliani (June 18, 1918-September 25, 2003)Franco Modigliani was an Italian economist naturalized American, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Department of Economics who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1985. Wikipedia
George Mueller (NASA) (July 16, 1918-)George Mueller, born July 16, 1918, was Associate Administrator of the NASA Office of Manned Space Flight from September 1963 until December 1969. Hailed as one of NASA's "most brilliant and fearless managers", he was instrumental in introducing the 'all-up' testing philosophy for the Saturn V launch vehicle, which ensured the success of the Apollo... Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
Gamal Abdel Nasser (January 15, 1918-September 28, 1970)Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. Nasser planned the 1952 overthrow of the monarchy, and served as deputy prime minister in the new government. In 1953, Nasser introduced far-reaching land reforms and following a 1954 Muslim Brotherhood-led assassination attempt on his life, he ordered a... Wikipedia
Arnold Newman (March 3, 1918-June 6, 2006)Arnold Abner Newman was an American photographer, noted for his "environmental portraits" of artists and politicians. He was also known for his carefully composed abstract still life images. Wikipedia
New York, New York, USA
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York City
Robert C. O'Brien (author) (January 11, 1918-March 5, 1973)Robert Leslie Conly was an American author and journalist for 'National Geographic Magazine'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
David Opatoshu (January 30, 1918-April 30, 1996)David Opatoshu was an American film, stage and television actor. He was born as David Opatovsky in New York City, where he was reared and educated. His father was the Yiddish writer Joseph Opatoshu. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Abraham Pais (May 19, 1918-July 28, 2000)Abraham Pais was a Dutch-born American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation in Dutch universities during World War II. When the Nazis began the forced relocation of Dutch Jews, he went into hiding, but was later arrested and saved only by the end of the... Wikipedia
Borys Paton (November 27, 1918-)Borys Yevhenovych Paton is the long-term chairman of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was born in Kiev. Paton joined the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on November 18, 1958 and is the first person to have been awarded the title of the Hero of Ukraine. Wikipedia
Pauline Phillips (July 4, 1918-January 16, 2013)Pauline Esther Phillips, also known as Abigail Van Buren, was an American advice columnist and radio show host who began the "Dear Abby" column in 1956. During her decades writing the column, it became the most widely-syndicated newspaper column in the world, syndicated in 1,400 newspapers around the world with 110 million of readers. Wikipedia
Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Robert Preston (actor) (June 9, 1918-March 21, 1987)Robert Preston was an American stage and film actor best remembered for originating the role of Harold Hill in the 1957 musical 'The Music Man' and the 1962 film adaptation. He is also known for his Oscar-nominated role as Carroll "Toddy" Todd in 'Victor Victoria'. Wikipedia
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Montecito, California, U.S.
Professor Longhair (December 19, 1918-January 30, 1980)Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair, was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist. Professor Longhair is noteworthy for having been active in two distinct periods, both in the heyday of early rhythm and blues, and in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz after the founding of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage... Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana
Pee Wee Reese (July 23, 1918-August 14, 1999)Harold Peter Henry "Pee Wee" Reese was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from to . A ten-time All Star, Reese contributed to seven National League championships for the Dodgers and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Reese is also... Wikipedia
Frederick Reines (March 16, 1918-August 26, 1998)Frederick Reines was an American physicist. He was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics for his co-detection of the neutrino with Clyde Cowan in the neutrino experiment. He may be the only scientist in history "so intimately associated with the discovery of an elementary particle and the subsequent thorough investigation of its fundamental... Wikipedia
Paterson, New Jersey
Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918-July 29, 1998)Jerome Robbins, was an American theater producer, director, and dance choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally directed films and directed/produced for television. His work ranged from classical ballet to contemporary musical theater. Among the numerous stage productions he worked on were 'On... Wikipedia
New York City, USA
New York City, USA
John D. Roberts (June 8, 1918-)John Dombrowski Roberts is an American chemist. He has made contributions to the integration of physical chemistry, spectroscopy and organic chemistry for the understanding of chemical reaction rates. Another characteristic of Roberts' work was the early use of NMR, the concept of spin-spin coupling. Wikipedia
Leonard Rose (July 27, 1918-November 16, 1984)Leonard Rose was an American cellist and pedagogue. Wikipedia
Nipsey Russell (September 15, 1918-October 2, 2005)Julius "Nipsey" Russell was an American comedian, best known today for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, especially 'Match Game', 'Password', 'Hollywood Squares', 'To Tell the Truth' and 'Pyramid'. His appearances were distinguished in part by the short, humorous poems he would recite during the... Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
New York City, New York, U.S.
Martin Ryle (September 27, 1918-October 14, 1984)Sir Martin Ryle FRS was an English radio astronomer who developed revolutionary radio telescope systems and used them for accurate location and imaging of weak radio sources. In 1946 Ryle and Vonberg were the first people to publish interferometric astronomical measurements at radio wavelengths, Joseph Pawsey from the University of Sydney claimed... Wikipedia
Anwar Sadat (December 25, 1918-October 6, 1981)Muhammad Anwar El Sadat was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a senior member of the Free Officers who overthrew King Farouk in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and a close confidant of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, under whom he served as... Wikipedia
Mit Abu Al-Kum, Al-Minufiyah, Egypt
Ruth Sager (February 7, 1918-March 29, 1997)Ruth Sager was an American geneticist. Sager enjoyed two scientific careers. Her first was in the 1950s and 1960s when she pioneered the field of cytoplasmic genetics by discovering transmission of genetic traits through Chloroplast DNA, the first known example of genetics not involving the cell nucleus. The academic community did not acknowledge... Wikipedia
Frederick Sanger (August 13, 1918-November 19, 2013)Frederick Sanger was a British biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry twice, one of only two people to have done so in the same category, the fourth person overall with two Nobel Prizes, and the third person overall with two Nobel Prizes in the sciences. In 1958, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry "for his work on the structure of... Wikipedia
Rendcomb, Gloucestershire, England
Robert W. Sarnoff (July 2, 1918-February 22, 1997)Robert W. Sarnoff succeeded his father as chairman of the RCA Corporation.
Cicely Saunders (June 22, 1918-July 14, 2005)Dame Cicely Mary Saunders was an English Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer, involved with many international universities. She is best known for her role in the birth of the hospice movement, emphasizing the importance of palliative care in modern medicine. Wikipedia
Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK
South London, England, UK
David C. Schilling (December 15, 1918-August 14, 1956)David Carl Schilling was a U.S. Air Force officer, fighter ace, and leading advocate of long-range jet fighter operations. Kansas' Schilling Air Force Base was named in his memory. Wikipedia
Julian Schwinger (February 12, 1918-July 16, 1994)Julian Seymour Schwinger was a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist. He is best known for his work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics, in particular for developing a relativistically invariant perturbation theory, and for renormalizing QED to one loop order. Schwinger was a professor in the physics department at UCLA. Wikipedia
New York City, U.S.
Los Angeles, U.S.
Mary Lee Settle (July 29, 1918-September 27, 2005)Mary Lee Settle was an American writer. Wikipedia
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
Ivy, Virginia, U.S.
George A. Sheehan (November 5, 1918-November 1, 1993)George A. Sheehan was a physician, senior athlete and author best known for his writings about the sport of running. His book, "Running & Being: The Total Experience," became a New York Times best seller. He was a track star in college, and later became a cardiologist like his father. He served as a doctor in the United States Navy in the South... Wikipedia
Neptune Township, New Jersey
Shimizu Motoyoshi (August 31, 1918-March 30, 2008)Shimizu Motoyoshi was the pen name of a Japanese novelist and poet, active during the Shōwa and Heisei periods of Japan. His real name was, pronounced the name, but written in different kanji. Wikipedia
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Stirling Silliphant (January 16, 1918-April 26, 1996)Stirling Dale Silliphant was an American screenwriter and producer. His father, Sterling Silliphant, was a Canadian who immigrated to the United States in 1911, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1916. His mother was Ethel M. Silliphant. He had one brother, Leigh, who was three years younger. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Jens Christian Skou (October 8, 1918-)Jens Christian Skou is a Danish chemist and Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (December 11, 1918-December 3 AD)Aleksandr Isayevich Isaakievich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system. While his writings were long suppressed in the USSR, he wrote many books, most notably 'The Gulag Archipelago', 'One Day in the Life... Wikipedia
Muriel Spark (February 1, 1918-April 13, 2006)Dame Muriel Spark, DBE, CLit, FRSE, FRSL was a Scottish novelist. In 2008 'The Times' newspaper named Spark in its list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945", at No. 8. Wikipedia
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Mickey Spillane (March 9, 1918-July 17, 2006)Frank Morrison Spillane, better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American author of crime novels, many featuring his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. In 1980, Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time best-selling fiction titles in the US. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Theodore Sturgeon (February 26, 1918-May 8, 1985)Theodore Sturgeon was an American science fiction and horror writer and critic. The Internet Speculative Fiction Database credits him with about 400 reviews and more than 200 stories. Wikipedia
Staten Island, New York, USA
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Anatoli Tarasov (December 10, 1918-June 23, 1995)Anatoli Vladimirovitch Tarasov was an ice hockey player and coach. Tarasov is considered "the father of Russian hockey" by Encyclopædia Britannica, who established the Soviet Union national team as "the dominant force in international competition". He was one of the first Russians to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, having been inducted in... Wikipedia
James Tobin (March 5, 1918-March 11, 2002)James Tobin was an American economist who, in his lifetime, served on the Council of Economic Advisors and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and taught at Harvard and Yale Universities. He developed the ideas of Keynesian economics, and advocated government intervention to stabilize output and avoid recessions. His academic work... Wikipedia
Champaign, Illinois, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Jørn Utzon (April 9, 1918-November 29, 2008)Jørn Oberg Utzon, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect, most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia. When it was declared a World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007, Utzon became only the second person to have received such recognition for one of his works during his lifetime. Other noteworthy works include Bagsværd Church near Copenhagen... Wikipedia
Bebo Valdés (October 9, 1918-March 22, 2013)Dionisio Ramón Emilio Valdés Amaro, better known as Bebo Valdés, was a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger. He was a central figure in the golden age of Cuban music, led two famous big bands, and was one of the "house" arrangers for the Tropicana Club. Wikipedia
Bill Vukovich (December 13, 1918-May 30, 1955)William John "Bill" Vukovich, Sr. was a Serbian American automobile racing driver. He won the 1953 and 1954 Indianapolis 500 plus two more American Automobile Association National Championship races. Several drivers of his generation have referred to Vukovich as the greatest ever encountered in American motorsport. Wikipedia
Bernie West (May 30, 1918-July 29, 2010)Bernie West was an American television writer best known for his work in situation comedies such as 'All in the Family', its spinoff 'The Jeffersons', and 'Three's Company'. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, US
Beverly Hills, California, US
Joe Williams (jazz singer) (December 12, 1918-March 29, 1999)Joe Williams was an American jazz singer. Wikipedia
Las Vegas, United States
Ted Williams (August 30, 1918-July 5, 2002)Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 22-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. A 19-time All-Star,... Wikipedia
San Diego, California, United States
Inverness, Florida, United States
Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918-March 6, 2005)Teresa Wright was an American actress. Her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination came in 1941 for her work in 'The Little Foxes'. She received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1942 for her performance in 'Mrs. Miniver'. That same year, she received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for her performance... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Coleman Young (May 24, 1918-November 29, 1997)Coleman Alexander Young served as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994. Young was the first African-American mayor of Detroit. Wikipedia
William T. Young (February 15, 1918-January 12, 2004)William T. Young was an American businessman and major owner of thoroughbred racehorses. Wikipedia
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Gulf Stream, Florida, United States
Evelle J. Younger (June 19, 1918-May 4, 1989)Evelle Jansen Younger was California Attorney General from 1971 to 1979. Described as an exponent of steadfast moderation, he was nonetheless instrumental in enlarging the scope and power of the state's environmental protection law. Political friends included Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Gerald R. Ford. Against incumbent Jerry Brown, who was... Wikipedia
Stamford, Nebraska, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Boris Zakhoder (September 9, 1918-November 7, 2000)Boris Vladimirovich Zakhoder was a Soviet poet and children's writer. He is best known for his translations of 'Winnie-the-Pooh', 'Mary Poppins', 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and other children's classics. Wikipedia