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Russell L. Ackoff

Russell L. Ackoff (February 12, 1919-October 29, 2009)

Russell Lincoln Ackoff was an American organizational theorist, consultant, and Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Ackoff was a pioneer in the field of operations research, systems thinking and management science. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paoli, Pennsylvania
Antonio Aguilar

Antonio Aguilar (May 17, 1919-June 19, 2007)

José Pascual Antonio Aguilar Márquez-Barraza, most commonly known as Antonio Aguilar, nicknamed "'El Charro de México'", was a Mexican singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

Sydney E. Ahlstrom (December 16, 1919-July 3, 1984)

Sydney Eckman Ahlstrom was an American historian. He was a Yale University professor and a specialist in the religious history of the United States. Wikipedia
Giulio Andreotti

Giulio Andreotti (January 14, 1919-May 6, 2013)

Giulio Andreotti was the 41st Prime Minister of Italy and leader of the Christian Democracy party. Beginning as a protégé of Alcide De Gasperi, Andreotti achieved cabinet rank at a young age and occupied all the major offices of state over the course of a forty-year political career, being seen as a reassuring figure by the civil service, business... Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

István Anhalt (April 12, 1919-February 24, 2012)

István Anhalt was a Hungarian-Canadian composer. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Kingston, Ontario
Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.

Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (January 27, 1919-January 16, 1972)

Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian was an American pianist, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer of Armenian descent. He was better known by the stage name David Seville. Bagdasarian was the creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Wikipedia
Fresno, California, United States
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Martin Balsam

Martin Balsam (November 4, 1919-February 13, 1996)

Martin Henry Balsam was an American actor. He is known for his roles as Archie Bunker's business partner Murray Klein in the sitcom 'Archie Bunker's Place' from 1979-1982, as Arnold Burns in 'A Thousand Clowns' and as private investigator Milton Arbogast in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York City
Rome, Italy
Frances Bay

Frances Bay (January 23, 1919-September 15, 2011)

Frances Bay was a Canadian American character actress, best known for playing quirky, eccentric, albeit usually sweet natured elderly women on film and television. She did not enter the acting industry of television and film until her late 50s, in which she appeared in numerous prolific and memorable roles, although she had worked in radio and in... Wikipedia
Mannville, Alberta, Canada
Tarzana, California, U.S.
David Blackwell

David Blackwell (April 24, 1919-July 8, 2010)

David Harold Blackwell was Professor Emeritus of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and is one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem. Born in Centralia, Illinois, he was the first African American inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and the first black tenured faculty member at UC Berkeley. Wikipedia
Centralia, Illinois, United States
Berkeley, California
Art Blakey

Art Blakey (October 11, 1919-October 16, 1990)

Art Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
New York, New York, U.S.

Elkan Blout (July 2, 1919-December 20, 2006)

Elkan R. Blout was a professor of biochemistry at Harvard University. He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1969. In 1990, he was awarded the National Medal of Science “for his pioneering studies of protein conformation and devotion to the scientific enterprise of the Nation. Wikipedia
New York City
Boston, Massachusetts
Jean-Louis Bory

Jean-Louis Bory (June 25, 1919-1979)

Jean-Louis Bory was a French writer, journalist and film critic. Wikipedia
Émile Bouchard

Émile Bouchard (September 4, 1919-April 14, 2012)

Émile Joseph "Butch" Bouchard, CM, CQ was a Canadian ice hockey player who played defence with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League from 1941 to 1956. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, won four Stanley Cups, was captain of the Canadiens for eight years and was voted to the NHL All-Star Team four times. Although having a... Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Longueuil, QC, CAN
Edward Brooke

Edward Brooke (October 26, 1919-January 3, 2015)

Edward William Brooke III was an American Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. No other senator of African heritage was elected until Democrat Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois in 1993. Brooke was the only African-American Senator to serve multiple terms. He was elected to... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., USA
Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.

Freda Brown (June 9, 1919-2009)

Freda Yetta Brown, born Freda Yetta Lewis in Sydney, was an Australian political activist who was a member of the Communist Party of Australia and later the Socialist Party. She married Bill Brown, a leading Australian Communist, in 1943. She is the only Australian woman to have been awarded a Lenin Peace Prize, which she received in 1977-78. Her... Wikipedia
James M. Buchanan

James M. Buchanan (October 3, 1919-January 9, 2013)

James McGill Buchanan, Jr. was an American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1986. Buchanan's work initiated research on how politicians' and bureacrats' self-interest, utility maximization and other non-weath maximizing considerations affect their decision making. He was a... Wikipedia
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Red Buttons

Red Buttons (February 5, 1919-July 13, 2006)

Red Buttons was an American comedian and actor. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Century City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Christopher Challis (March 18, 1919-May 31, 2012)

Christopher George Joseph Challis BSC, FRPS was a British cinematographer who worked on more than 70 feature films since beginning in the industry during the 1940s. Wikipedia
London, United Kingdom
Gower Champion

Gower Champion (June 22, 1919-August 25, 1980)

Gower Carlyle Champion was an American actor, theatre director, choreographer, and dancer. Wikipedia
Geneva, Illinois, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919-February 15, 1965)

Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres and which he used to become a major force in popular music for 3 decades producing many hit songs. Wikipedia
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Santa Monica, California, United States

Geoffrey Cotterell (November 24, 1919-December 6, 2010)

Geoffrey Cotterell was a novelist whose best known works included "Tiara Tahiti", "Lucky Linda, "The Strange Enchantment", etc.

Alexander Courage (December 10, 1919-May 15, 2008)

Alexander "Sandy" Mair Courage, Jr. was an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer of music, primarily for television and film. He is best known as the composer of the theme music for the original 'Star Trek' TV series. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Donald J. Cram

Donald J. Cram (April 22, 1919-June 17, 2001)

Donald James Cram was an American chemist who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jean-Marie Lehn and Charles J. Pedersen "for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity." They were the founders of the field of host-guest chemistry. Wikipedia
Chester, Vermont
Palm Desert, California
Dino De Laurentiis

Dino De Laurentiis (August 8, 1919-November 10, 2010)

Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis was an Italian film producer. Along with Carlo Ponti, he was one of the producers that brought Italian cinema to the international scene at the end of the Second World War. He has produced or co-produced more than 500 films, of which 38 were nominated for Academy Awards. He also had a brief acting career in the late... Wikipedia
Torre Annunziata, Campania, Italy
Los Angeles, California, United States
Michel Déon

Michel Déon (August 4, 1919-)

Michel Déon is a French novelist and literary columnist. He has published over 50 works and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix Interallié for his 1970 novel, 'Les Poneys sauvages'. Déon's 1973 novel 'Un taxi mauve' received the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française. His novels have been translated into numerous languages. Wikipedia
Paris, France

Patricia Donnelly (October 30, 1919-October 25, 2009)

Patricia Donnelly Harris was Miss America in 1939. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan

J. Presper Eckert (April 9, 1919-June 3, 1995)

John Adam Presper "Pres" Eckert, Jr. was an American electrical engineer and computer pioneer. With John Mauchly he invented the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, presented the first course in computing topics, founded the first commercial computer company, and designed the first commercial computer in the U.S., the UNIVAC, which... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Mercer Ellington

Mercer Ellington (March 11, 1919-February 8, 1996)

Mercer Kennedy Ellington was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger. Wikipedia
Washington, DC
Copenhagen, Denmark

Samuel Epstein (geochemist) (December 9, 1919-September 17, 2001)

Samuel Epstein was a Canadian-American geochemist who developed methods for reconstructing geologic temperature records using stable isotope geochemistry. He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1977, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1997. Wikipedia
Kobryn, Belarus
Pasadena, California, United States

William Kaye Estes (June 17, 1919-August 17, 2011)

William Kaye Estes was an American psychologist. A 'Review of General Psychology' survey, published in 2002, ranked Estes as the 77th most cited psychologist of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Julius Fast

Julius Fast (April 17, 1919-December 16, 2008)

Julius Fast was an American author of both fiction and non-fiction. In 1946 he was the first recipient of the Edgar Award given by the Mystery Writers of America for the best first novel of 1945. Wikipedia
Artur Fischer

Artur Fischer (December 31, 1919-)

Artur Fischer is an inventor. Wikipedia
Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes (August 19, 1919-February 24, 1990)

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of 'Forbes' magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He was known as an avid promoter of capitalism and free market trade, and for an extravagant lifestyle, spending on parties, travel, and his collection of homes, yachts, aircraft, art, motorcycles,... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Far Hills, New Jersey
Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford (February 13, 1919-October 17, 1991)

Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Noted for his rich bass-baritone voice and down-home humor, today, he is best remembered for his hit recordings of "The Shotgun Boogie" and "Sixteen... Wikipedia
Bristol, Tennessee, United States
Reston, Virginia, United States

Yuan-Cheng Fung (September 15, 1919-)

Yuan-Cheng "Bert" Fung is an American bioengineer and scientist. He is regarded as a founding figure of bioengineering, tissue engineering, and the "Founder of Modern Biomechanics". Wikipedia
Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
Eva Gabor

Eva Gabor (February 11, 1919-July 4, 1995)

Eva Gabor was a Hungarian-born American socialite and actress. She was widely known for her role on the 1965 to 1971 television sitcom 'Green Acres' as Lisa Douglas, the wife of Eddie Albert's character, Oliver Wendell Douglas. She voiced "Duchess" in the 1970 Disney film 'The Aristocats', and Miss Bianca in Disney’s 'The Rescuers' and 'The... Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Betty Garrett

Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919-February 12, 2011)

Betty Garrett was an American actress, comedienne, singer and dancer who originally performed on Broadway before being signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. While there, she appeared in several musical films before returning to Broadway and making guest appearances on several television series. Wikipedia
St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George (July 2, 1919-May 15, 2012)

Jean Craighead George was an American writer of more than one hundred books for children and young adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning 'Julie of the Wolves', the Newbery Honor Book 'My Side of the Mountain' and its sequel 'On the Far Side of the Mountain'. Common themes in George's works are the environment and the natural world. Beside... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., USA
Valhalla, New York, USA
George Gobel

George Gobel (May 20, 1919-February 24, 1991)

George Leslie Gobel was an American comedian and actor. He was best known as the star of his own weekly NBC television show, 'The George Gobel Show', which ran from 1954 to 1960. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States

Curt Gowdy (July 31, 1919-February 20, 2006)

Curtis Edward "Curt" Gowdy was an American sportscaster, well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. Wikipedia
Green River, Wyoming
Palm Beach, Florida
Rocky Graziano

Rocky Graziano (January 1, 1919-May 22, 1990)

'Thomas Rocco Barbella', better known as 'Rocky Graziano', was an American boxer. Graziano was considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history, often displaying the capacity to take his opponent out with a single punch. He was ranked 23rd on 'The Ring' magazine list of the greatest punchers of all time. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
New York City

Roger Grenier (September 19, 1919-)

Roger Grenier is a French writer, journalist and radio animator. He is Regent of the Collège de ’Pataphysique. Wikipedia
Caen, France
Uta Hagen

Uta Hagen (June 12, 1919-January 14, 2004)

Uta Thyra Hagen was a German American actress and drama teacher. She originated the role of Martha in the 1962 Broadway premiere of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' by Edward Albee. Because Hagen was on the Hollywood blacklist, in part because of her association with Paul Robeson, her film opportunities dwindled and she focused her career on New... Wikipedia
Göttingen, Germany
New York City, New York, U.S,

Peter Handford (March 21, 1919-November 6, 2007)

Peter Handford was an English location sound recordist. He is considered a master and pioneer of this area of sound recording. Wikipedia
Four Elms, Kent, England
Wickham Skeith, Suffolk, England
John Michael Hayes

John Michael Hayes (May 11, 1919-November 19, 2008)

John Michael Hayes was an American screenwriter, who scripted several of Alfred Hitchcock's films in the 1950s. Wikipedia

Johannes Heggland (June 29, 1919-January 24, 2008)

Johannes Heggland was an award winning Norwegian novelist, short story and children's literature writer, playwright, and politician. Wikipedia
Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary (July 20, 1919-January 11, 2008)

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. Hillary was named by 'Time'... Wikipedia
Tuakau, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Maurice Hilleman

Maurice Hilleman (August 30, 1919-April 11, 2005)

Maurice Ralph Hilleman was an American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines, an unparalleled record of productivity. Of the 14 vaccines routinely recommended in current vaccine schedules, he developed eight: those for measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia and 'Haemophilus... Wikipedia
Miles City, Montana, United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Godfrey Hounsfield

Godfrey Hounsfield (August 28, 1919-August 12, 2004)

Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield, CBE, FRS was an English electrical engineer who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Allan McLeod Cormack for his part in developing the diagnostic technique of X-ray computed tomography. Wikipedia
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England

Jaidev (August 3, 1919-January 6, 1987)

Jaidev, was a music composer in Hindi films, most known for his work in films: 'Hum Dono', 'Reshma Aur Shera', 'Prem Parbat' and 'Gharonda'. Wikipedia
Nairobi, now Kenya
Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Charlotte Jay (December 17, 1919-October 27, 1996)

Charlotte Jay was the pseudonym adopted by Australian mystery writer and novelist, Geraldine Halls. One of the best and most singular authors of the suspense era, she wrote only nine crime books, but their unorthodoxy secured her a high place in Mystery Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones (March 2, 1919-December 17, 2009)

Jennifer Jones, also known as Jennifer Jones Simon, was an American actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 'The Song of Bernadette', was also Academy Award-nominated for her performances in four other films. She married three times, most notably to film producer David O.... Wikipedia
Tulsa,Oklahoma, U.S.
Malibu, California, U.S.
Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919-September 3, 2001)

Pauline Kael was an American film critic who wrote for 'The New Yorker' magazine from 1968 to 1991. Earlier in her career, her work appeared in 'City Lights', 'McCall's' and 'The New Republic'. Wikipedia
Petaluma, California, USA
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov (November 10, 1919-December 23, 2013)

Lieutenant-General Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was a Russian general, inventor, military engineer, writer and small arms designer. He is most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle and its improvements, AKM and AK-74, as well as the PK machine gun. Wikipedia
Kurya, Altai Krai, Russian SFSR
Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia

Robert Kee (October 5, 1919-January 11, 2013)

Robert Kee, CBE was a British broadcaster, journalist and writer, known for his historical works on World War II and Ireland. Wikipedia
Calcutta, India

Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov (October 17, 1919-)

Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov is a Soviet physicist, well known for his role in developing the BKL conjecture in general relativity. Wikipedia
Leon Kirchner

Leon Kirchner (January 24, 1919-September 17, 2009)

Leon Kirchner was an American composer of contemporary classical music. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he won a Pulitzer Prize for his 'String Quartet No. 3'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs (January 23, 1919-January 13, 1962)

Ernest Edward "Ernie" Kovacs was an American comedian, actor, and writer. Wikipedia
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Dmitri Ilyich Kozlov (October 1, 1919-March 7, 2009)

Dmitry Ilyich Kozlov was a Russian aerospace engineer who founded the Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center. Wikipedia

Rajendra Krishan (June 6, 1919-September 23, 1987)

Rajendra Krishan also credited as Rajinder Krishan, was an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Mumbai, India
Joe Krol

Joe Krol (February 20, 1919-December 16, 2008)

Joe "King" Krol was a Canadian football quarterback, running back, defensive back, and placekicker/punter from 1942 to 1953 and 1955. Considered as possibly the most versatile player in Canadian football history as a triple-threat to pass, run, and kick, he was one of Canada's greatest athletes and also famously known as a "Gold Dust Twin" for his... Wikipedia
Hamilton, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
William Kunstler

William Kunstler (July 7, 1919-September 4, 1995)

William Moses Kunstler was an American self-described "radical lawyer" and civil rights activist, known for his controversial clients. Kunstler was a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Law Center for Constitutional Rights, the "leading gathering place for radical lawyers in the country". Wikipedia
New York City
Manhattan, New York
Edgar Laprade

Edgar Laprade (October 10, 1919-April 28, 2014)

Edgar Louis "Beaver" Laprade was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. The son of Thomas and Edith Laprade, he was born in the New Ontario community of Mine Centre. By age 4, he and his family moved to Port Arthur, Ontario. He also spent time with the Port Arthur Bearcats of the... Wikipedia
Mine Centre, ON, CAN
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN

Jacques Laurent (January 6, 1919-December 28, 2000)

Jacques Laurent or Jacques Laurent-Cély was a French writer and journalist. He was born in Paris, the son of a barrister. During World War II he fought with the Algerian Tirrailleurs. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France
Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing (October 22, 1919-November 17, 2013)

Doris May Lessing CH was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include 'The Grass is Singing', the sequence of five novels collectively called 'Children of Violence', 'The Golden Notebook', 'The Good Terrorist', and five novels collectively known as 'Canopus in Argos: Archives'. Wikipedia
Kermanshah, Iran
London, United Kingdom
Primo Levi

Primo Levi (July 31, 1919-April 11, 1987)

Primo Michele Levi was an Italian Jewish chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of several books, novels, collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include 'If This Is a Man', his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland; and his unique... Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Turin, Italy
William Lipscomb

William Lipscomb (December 9, 1919-April 14, 2011)

William Nunn Lipscomb, Jr. was a Nobel Prize-winning American inorganic and organic chemist working in nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, boron chemistry, and biochemistry. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio
Cambridge, Massachusetts
James Lovelock

James Lovelock (July 26, 1919-)

James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS is an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who lives in Dorset, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the biosphere is a self-regulating entity with the capacity to keep our planet healthy by controlling the interconnections of the chemical and... Wikipedia
Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England
Robie Macauley

Robie Macauley (May 31, 1919-November 20, 1995)

Robie Mayhew Macauley was an American editor, novelist and critic whose literary career spanned more than 50 years. Wikipedia
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Ruggero Maccari (June 28, 1919-May 8, 1989)

Ruggero Maccari was an Italian screenwriter. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

Richard Mason (novelist 1919–1997) (May 16, 1919-October 13, 1997)

Richard Mason was a British novelist. Wikipedia

Joe Masteroff (December 11, 1919-)

Joe Masteroff is an American playwright. Wikipedia

Gordon McCallum (May 26, 1919-September 10, 1989)

Gordon McCallum was an American-born English sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound and was nominated for three more in the same category. He worked on over 300 films between 1944 and 1985. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Dorset, England
William Morris Meredith, Jr.

William Morris Meredith, Jr. (January 9, 1919-May 30, 2007)

William Morris Meredith, Jr. was an American poet and educator. He was Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1978 to 1980. Wikipedia
New York City, New York USA
New London, Connecticut, USA
Norma Miller

Norma Miller (December 2, 1919-)

Norma Miller is a Lindy Hop swing dancer known as the “Queen of Swing”. Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, United States

George P. Mitchell (May 21, 1919-July 26, 2013)

George Phydias Mitchell was an American businessman, real estate developer and philanthropist from Texas credited with pioneering the economic extraction of shale gas. Wikipedia
Galveston, Texas, USA
Galveston, Texas
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 16, 1919-July 27, 1980)

Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavī was the Shah of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi of the Iranian monarchy. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi held several titles, including that of "Shahanshah", Aryamehr and Bozorg Arteshdārān. Wikipedia
Tehran, Iran
Cairo, Egypt

Martin Mulvihill (<a href="/born/year/1919" title="Celebrities Born in 1919">1919</a>-July 21, 1987)

Martin Mulvihill was an Irish traditional musician, composer, teacher, and author. He composed roughly 25 tunes in the Irish traditional style. Wikipedia
Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch (July 15, 1919-February 8, 1999)

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, 'Under the Net', was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987, she was... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Oxfordshire, England

Andrei Mylnikov (February 22, 1919-May 16, 2012)

Andrei Andreevich Mylnikov was a Russian and Soviet painter and art educator, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, Stalin Prize winner, Lenin Prize winner, who lived and worked in Saint Petersburg. He was a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists, and professor of painting of the Repin Institute of Arts, regarded as one of the... Wikipedia
Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russia
Saint Petersburg

Naushad (October 5, 1919-May 5, 2006)

Naushad Ali was an Indian musician. He was one of the foremost music directors for Hindi films, and is particularly known for popularising the use of classical music in films. Wikipedia
Richard Neustadt

Richard Neustadt (June 26, 1919-October 31, 2003)

Richard Elliott Neustadt was an American political scientist specializing in the United States presidency. He also served as advisor to several presidents. Wikipedia

Ginette Neveu (August 11, 1919-October 28, 1949)

Ginette Neveu was a famous French classical violinist who was killed in a plane crash at the age of 30. Wikipedia
Jack Palance

Jack Palance (February 18, 1919-November 10, 2006)

Jack Palance was an American actor. During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in 1991 for his role in 'City Slickers'. Wikipedia
Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Montecito, California, U.S.

Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky (April 24, 1919-September 24, 2007)

Wolfgang Kurt Hermann "Pief" Panofsky, was a physicist who won many awards including the National Medal of Science. Wikipedia
François Périer

François Périer (November 10, 1919-June 29, 2002)

François Périer, born François Pillu in Paris, was a French actor. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France

Laurence J. Peter (September 16, 1919-January 12, 1990)

Laurence Johnston Peter was a Canadian educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle. Wikipedia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Frederik Pohl

Frederik Pohl (November 26, 1919-September 2, 2013)

Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel 'All the Lives He Led' and articles and essays published in 2012. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Palatine, Illinois, USA

Sid Ramin (January 22, 1919-)

Sidney Norton Ramin is an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Beryl Reid

Beryl Reid (June 17, 1919-October 13, 1996)

Beryl Elizabeth Reid, OBE was a British actress of stage and screen. Wikipedia
Hereford, Herefordshire, England
South Buckinghamshire, England
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919-October 24, 1972)

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American Major League Baseball second baseman who became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. The Dodgers, by playing Robinson, ended racial segregation that had... Wikipedia
Cairo, Georgia
Stamford, Connecticut
Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney (January 14, 1919-November 4, 2011)

Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney was an American radio and television writer. He was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney," a part of the CBS News program '60 Minutes' from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on '60 Minutes' aired on October 2, 2011. He died one month later, on November 4, 2011, at age 92. Wikipedia
Albany, New York, United States
New York, New York, United States
Malcolm Ross (balloonist)

Malcolm Ross (balloonist) (October 15, 1919-October 8, 1985)

Malcolm David Ross was a captain in the United States Naval Reserve, an atmospheric scientist, and a balloonist who set several records for altitude and scientific inquiry, with more than 100 hours flight time in gas balloons by 1961. Along with Lieutenant Commander Victor A. Prather, he set the altitude record for a manned balloon flight. Wikipedia
Momence, Illinois
Birmingham, Michigan

Michael Ross (screenwriter) (August 4, 1919-May 26, 2009)

Michael "Mickey" Ross was an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and television producer. Ross, together with writing partners Don Nicholl and Bernard West, were writers/producers for 'All in the Family', for which Ross won an Emmy in 1973, 'The Jeffersons', 'The Dumplings', and 'Three's Company'. Ross and West continued as executive producers... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
José Hermano Saraiva

José Hermano Saraiva (October 28, 1919-July 20, 2012)

José Hermano Baptista Saraiva was a Portuguese professor, historian and jurist. He was most known as a television personality in Portugal, having been the author and presenter of several documentary series of historical divulgation in the last decades. Wikipedia
Leiria, Leiria Municipality, Leiria District, Centro Region, Portugal
Setúbal, Setúbal Municipality, Setúbal District, Península de Setúbal Subregion, Lisboa Region, Portugal
Carlo Savina

Carlo Savina (August 2, 1919-June 23, 2002)

Carlo Savina was an Italian composer and conductor who composed, arranged, and conducted music for films-and is especially remembered for being the music director of films such as 'The Godfather', 'Amarcord', and 'The Bear'. Wikipedia
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Rome, Italy
Furio Scarpelli

Furio Scarpelli (December 16, 1919-April 28, 2010)

Furio Scarpelli, also called 'Scarpelli', was an Italian screenwriter, famous for his collaboration on numerous Commedia all'italiana films with Agenore Incrocci, forming the duo Age & Scarpelli. Wikipedia
Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919-January 27, 2014)

Peter "Pete" Seeger was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City, United States
Manhattan, New York City, United States
George Shearing

George Shearing (August 13, 1919-February 14, 2011)

Sir George Shearing, OBE was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, including the jazz standard "Lullaby of Birdland", he had multiple albums on the 'Billboard' charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. He died... Wikipedia
Battersea, London, England
New York City
Paolo Soleri

Paolo Soleri (June 21, 1919-April 9, 2013)

Paolo Soleri was an Italian architect. He established Arcosanti and the educational Cosanti Foundation. Soleri was a lecturer in the College of Architecture at Arizona State University and a National Design Award recipient in 2006. He died at home of natural causes on 9 April 2013 at the age of 93. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Majrooh Sultanpuri

Majrooh Sultanpuri (October 1, 1919-May 24, 2000)

Majrooh Sultanpuri was an Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter. He was one of the dominating musical forces in Indian Cinema in the 1950s and early 1960s and was an important figure in the Progressive Writers' Movement. Wikipedia
Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Richard Todd

Richard Todd (June 11, 1919-December 3, 2009)

Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd OBE was an Irish-born British stage and film actor and soldier. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Little Humby, Lincolnshire, England

Meriol Trevor (April 15, 1919-January 12, 2000)

Meriol Trevor was one of the most prolific Roman Catholic women writers of the twentieth century. She was educated at Perse Girls' School, Cambridge, and St Hugh's College, Oxford, taking her degree in 1942. During World War II she worked in a day nursery and later as the steerer of a cargo barge on the Grand Union Canal. In 1946 she went to Italy... Wikipedia

Roman Vlad (December 29, 1919-September 21, 2013)

Roman Vlad was an Italian composer, pianist, and musicologist of Romanian birth. Born in Cernauti, Bukovina, he studied with Titus Tarnawski and Liviu Russu in Romania earning a piano diploma. He moved to Rome in 1938 to study at the University of Rome and later the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He eventually became an Italian citizen in... Wikipedia
George Wallace

George Wallace (August 25, 1919-September 13, 1998)

George Corley Wallace, Jr. was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963 - 1967, 1971 - 1979 and 1983 - 1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs for U.S. President, he... Wikipedia
Clio, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Sam Wanamaker

Sam Wanamaker (June 14, 1919-December 18, 1993)

Samuel Wanamaker, CBE was an American film director and actor who moved to Britain after being put on the Hollywood blacklist in the early 1950s. He is credited as the person most responsible for the modern recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, where he is commemorated in the name of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the site's second... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
London, England, United Kingdom
Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells (August 30, 1919-July 16, 2012)

Ellen Muriel Deason, known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a female barrier in country music with her 1952 hit recording, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and turned her into the first... Wikipedia
Nashville, Tennessee
Madison, Tennessee
Reed Whittemore

Reed Whittemore (September 11, 1919-April 6, 2012)

Edward Reed Whittemore, Jr. was an American poet, biographer, critic, literary journalist and college professor. He was appointed the sixteenth and later the twenty-eighth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1964, and in 1984. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Bernhard Wicki (October 28, 1919-January 3, 2000)

Bernhard Wicki was an Austrian actor and film director. Wikipedia
St. Pölten, Austria

Walter Wriston (August 3, 1919-January 19, 2005)

Walter Bigelow Wriston was a banker and former chairman and CEO of Citicorp. As chief executive of Citibank / Citicorp from 1967 to 1984, Wriston was widely regarded as the single most influential commercial banker of his time. During his tenure as CEO, the bank introduced, among other innovations, automated teller machines, interstate banking, the... Wikipedia
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Peter Zinner (July 24, 1919-November 13, 2007)

Peter Zinner was an Austrian-born American filmmaker who worked as a film editor, sound editor, and producer. Following nearly fifteen years of uncredited work as an assistant sound editor, Zinner received credits on more than fifty films from 1959 - 2006. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Santa Monica, California

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