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Yuz Aleshkovsky

Yuz Aleshkovsky (September 21, 1929-)

Iosif Efimovich Aleshkovsky, known as Yuz Aleshkovsky, is a modern Russian writer, poet, playwright and performer of his own songs. Wikipedia
Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union
Alexy II of Moscow

Alexy II of Moscow (February 23, 1929-December 5, 2008)

Patriarch Alexy II was the 15th Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus', the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. Wikipedia
Tallinn, Estonia
Peredelkino, Russia
Héctor Alterio

Héctor Alterio (September 21, 1929-)

Héctor Benjamín Alterio Onorato is an Argentine theatre, film and television actor, well known both in Argentina and Spain. Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Rachel Ames

Rachel Ames (November 2, 1929-)

Rachel Ames is an American actress. She is the longest-running performer on ABC's daytime serial, 'General Hospital', playing Audrey Hardy, R.N. from 1964 to 2007. She also played Audrey Hardy on the 'General Hospital' spin-off series 'Port Charles'. Her contract was not renewed for 'General Hospital' in 2003, but she still appeared as a recurring... Wikipedia
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Hafizullah Amin

Hafizullah Amin (August 1, 1929-December 27, 1979)

Hafizullah Amin was an Afghan politician and statesman during the Cold War. Amin was born in Paghman and educated at Kabul University, after which he started his career as a teacher. After a few years in that occupation, he went to the United States to study. He would visit the United States a second time before moving permanently to Afghanistan,... Wikipedia
Paghman, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat (August 24, 1929-November 11, 2004)

Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa, popularly known as Yasser Arafat or by his kunya Abu Ammar, was a Palestinian leader. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, President of the Palestinian National Authority, and leader of the Fatah political party and former paramilitary group, which he founded in 1959.... Wikipedia
Cairo, Egypt
Paris, France
Werner Arber

Werner Arber (June 3, 1929-)

Werner Arber is a Swiss microbiologist and geneticist. Along with American researchers Hamilton Smith and Daniel Nathans, Werner Arber shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of restriction endonucleases. Their work would lead to the development of recombinant DNA technology. Wikipedia
Gränichen
Hal Ashby

Hal Ashby (September 2, 1929-December 27, 1988)

Hal Ashby was an American film director and editor associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. Wikipedia
Ogden, Utah, U.S.
Malibu, California, U.S.

Kjell Askildsen (September 30, 1929-)

Kjell Askildsen is a Norwegian writer. He is probably best known for his minimalistic short stories. Wikipedia
Mandal, Norway
Edward Asner

Edward Asner (November 15, 1929-)

Edward David Asner, commonly known as Ed Asner, is an American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant on both 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and its spin-off series, 'Lou Grant'. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Bhanu Athaiya

Bhanu Athaiya (April 28, 1929-)

Bhanu Athaiya née Rajopadhye is Indian cinema's most well-regarded costume designer, having worked in over 100 films, since the 1950s, with noted filmmakers like Guru Dutt, Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor, Ashutosh Gowariker, and international directors like Conrad Rooks and Richard Attenborough. Wikipedia
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Michael Atiyah

Michael Atiyah (April 22, 1929-)

Sir Michael Francis Atiyah is a British mathematician specialising in geometry. Wikipedia
Hampstead, London, England
LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929-March 10, 1997)

Dolores LaVern Baker was an American rhythm and blues singer, who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her most successful records were "Tweedlee Dee", "Jim Dandy", and "I Cried a Tear". Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Queens, New York
Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker (September 25, 1929-October 3, 2005)

Ronald William George "Ronnie" Barker was an English actor, comedian and writer. He was known for roles in British comedy television series such as 'Porridge', 'The Two Ronnies' and 'Open All Hours'. Wikipedia
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Adderbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Chuck Barris

Chuck Barris (June 3, 1929-)

Charles Hirsch "Chuck" Barris is an American game show creator, producer, and host. He is best known for hosting 'The Gong Show' and creating 'The Dating Game' and 'The Newlywed Game'. He is also a songwriter, who wrote the hit "Palisades Park", and the author of 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind', a story about himself that became a film directed... Wikipedia
Oakland, New Jersey, US

Marilyn Bergman (November 10, 1929-)

Marilyn Bergman is an American composer, songwriter and author. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

José Luis Borau (August 8, 1929-November 12, 2012)

José Luis Borau Moradell was a Spanish producer, screenwriter, writer, and film director. He won the Goya Award for Best Director in 2000 for 'Leo'. Wikipedia
Zaragoza
Madrid, Spain
Per-Ingvar Brånemark

Per-Ingvar Brånemark (May 3, 1929-December 20, 2014)

Per-Ingvar Brånemark was a Swedish physician and research professor, touted as the "father of modern dental implantology". The 'Brånemark Osseointegration Center', named after its founder, was founded in 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Wikipedia
Gothenburg, Sweden

David S. Broder (September 11, 1929-March 9, 2011)

David Salzer Broder, was an American journalist, writing for 'The Washington Post' for over 40 years. He also was an author, television news show pundit, and university lecturer. Wikipedia
Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States
Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Geoffrey Burnstock

Geoffrey Burnstock (May 10, 1929-)

Geoffrey Burnstock FMedSci is a medical researcher and President of the Autonomic Neuroscience Centre of the UCL Medical School. He is best known for coining the term purinergic signaling, which he discovered in the 1970s. Wikipedia
Dick Button

Dick Button (July 18, 1929-)

Richard Totten "Dick" Button is an American former figure skater and a well-known long-time skating television analyst. He is a twice Olympic Champion and five-time World Champion. He is also the only non-European man to have become European Champion. Wikipedia
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Remco Campert

Remco Campert (July 29, 1929-)

Remco Campert is a Dutch author, poet and columnist. Wikipedia
The Hague, Netherlands

Eric Carle (June 25, 1929-)

Eric Carle is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. He is most famous for 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', a picture book with few words that has been translated into more than 58 languages and sold more than 38 million copies. Since it was published in 1969 he has illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also... Wikipedia
Syracuse, New York, USA
Betty Carter

Betty Carter (May 16, 1929-September 26, 1998)

Betty Carter was an American jazz singer known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative interpretation of lyrics and melodies. The vocalist Carmen McRae once remarked, "There's really only one jazz singer – only one: Betty Carter." Wikipedia
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
Los Angeles, U.S.

Peter Carter (author) (August 13, 1929-July 21, 1999)

Peter Carter was a British writer of children's books, primarily historical novels. He won several awards: the Guardian Prize, two Young Observer Prizes, and the German Preis der Leseratten. His books were shortlisted for many more prizes, and were translated into at least six languages, from Japanese to Portuguese. Wikipedia
Manchester, England, UK
Warwick, England, UK
François Cheng

François Cheng (August 30, 1929-)

François Cheng is a Chinese-born French academician, writer, poet and calligrapher. He is the author of essays, novels, collections of poetry and books on art written in the French language, and the translator of some of the great French poets into Chinese. Wikipedia
Dick Clark

Dick Clark (November 30, 1929-April 18, 2012)

Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark Jr. was an American radio and television personality, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting 'American Bandstand' from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show 'Pyramid' and 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve', which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations. Clark was... Wikipedia
Bronxville, New York, United States
Santa Monica, California, United States
Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman (June 14, 1929-November 18, 2004)

Cy Coleman was an American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
New York City, New York
John Conyers

John Conyers (May 16, 1929-)

John James Conyers, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for, serving in Congress since 1965. The district includes the western half of Detroit, as well as Dearborn, Highland Park, and most of the downriver suburbs including Wyandotte and Romulus. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Conyers, as its longest-serving current member, is the Dean of the... Wikipedia
Highland Park, Michigan
Joan Ganz Cooney

Joan Ganz Cooney (November 30, 1929-)

Joan Ganz Cooney is an American television producer. She is one of the founders of the Children's Television Network, the organization famous for the creation of the children's television show 'Sesame Street', which was also co-created by her. Cooney grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and earned a B.A. degree in education from the University of Arizona in... Wikipedia
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Jennifer Dawson (January 24, 1929-October 14, 2000)

Jennifer Dawson was an English novelist. Her works explored the theme of mental illness and society's attitudes to those suffering from such conditions. Born in London, she attended school in Camberwell and went on to read Modern History at St Anne's College, Oxford. During her time at Oxford she suffered a breakdown and spent several months in... Wikipedia
Utpal Dutt

Utpal Dutt (March 29, 1929-August 19, 1993)

Utpal Dutta was an Indian actor, director, and writer-playwright. He was primarily an actor in Bengali theatre, where he became a pioneering figure in Modern Indian theatre, when he founded the 'Little Theater Group' in 1947, which enacted many English, Shakespearean and Brecht plays, in a period now known as the 'Epic theater' period, before... Wikipedia
Barisal, East Bengal, British India
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Gerald Edelman

Gerald Edelman (July 1, 1929-May 17, 2014)

Gerald Maurice Edelman was an American biologist who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work with Rodney Robert Porter on the immune system. Edelman's Nobel Prize-winning research concerned discovery of the structure of antibody molecules. In interviews, he has said that the way the components of the immune system evolve over... Wikipedia
Ozone Park, Queens, New York, USA
La Jolla, California
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Hans Magnus Enzensberger (November 11, 1929-)

Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a German author, poet, translator and editor. He has also written under the pseudonym Andreas Thalmayr. Wikipedia
Kaufbeuren
Bill Evans

Bill Evans (August 16, 1929-September 15, 1980)

William John "Bill" Evans was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. Evans's use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today. Wikipedia
Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
New York City
Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci (June 29, 1929-September 15, 2006)

Oriana Fallaci was an Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer. A partisan during World War II, she had a long and successful journalistic career. Fallaci became famous worldwide for her coverage of war and revolution, and her interviews with many world leaders during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Wikipedia
Florence, Italy
Florence

Brian Farrell (broadcaster) (January 9, 1929-November 10, 2014)

Bernard Brendan "Brian" Farrell was an Irish author, journalist, academic and broadcaster. He presented programmes such as 'Today Tonight', and 'Prime Time' on RTÉ. Wikipedia
Manchester, England
Dublin, Ireland
Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer (January 26, 1929-)

Jules Ralph Feiffer is an American syndicated cartoonist, most notable for his long-run comic strip titled 'Feiffer'. He has created more than 35 books, plays and screenplays. In 1986, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in 'The Village Voice'. He currently works as an instructor with the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York City, US

Carol Fenner (September 30, 1929-February 16, 2002)

Carol Elizabeth Fenner was an American children's writer. Wikipedia
North Hornell, New York, USA
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Dominique Fernandez

Dominique Fernandez (August 25, 1929-)

Dominique Fernandez is a French writer of novels, essays and travel books. Much of his writing explores homosexual experience and creativity. In 1982 he won the Prix Goncourt for his novel about Pier Paolo Pasolini; and in 2007 he was elected a member of the Académie française. Wikipedia
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Tom Foley

Tom Foley (March 6, 1929-October 18, 2013)

Thomas Stephen "Tom" Foley was an American lawyer and politician from the state of Washington. He was the 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1989 to 1995. He represented Washington's 5th congressional district for 30 years as a Democratic member from 1965 to 1995. Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington
Washington, D.C.
Anne Frank

Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-about March 1945)

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a diarist and writer. She is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary 'The Diary of a Young Girl' has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German... Wikipedia
Frankfurt, Weimar Germany
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Nazi Germany
Brian Friel

Brian Friel (January 9, 1929-)

Brian Friel is an Irish dramatist, author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company. He is considered to be one of the greatest living English-language dramatists, hailed by the English-speaking world as an "Irish Chekhov" and "the universally accented voice of Ireland". Friel is best known for plays such as 'Philadelphia, Here I Come!' and... Wikipedia
Killyclogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry (February 28, 1929-)

Frank Owen Gehry is a Canadian architect, currently a United States resident based in Los Angeles. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann (September 15, 1929-)

Murray Gell-Mann is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. He is the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology, a Distinguished Fellow and co-founder of the Santa Fe Institute, Professor in the Physics... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Ivar Giaever

Ivar Giaever (April 5, 1929-)

Ivar Giaever is a physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson "for their discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in solids". Giaever's share of the prize was specifically for his "experimental discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in superconductors". Giaever is an institute professor emeritus... Wikipedia
Bergen, Norway
Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser (June 26, 1929-)

Milton Glaser is an American graphic designer. His designs include the I ♥ NY logo, his Bob Dylan poster, the DC bullet logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the Brooklyn Brewery logo. He also founded 'New York Magazine' with Clay Felker in 1968. Wikipedia
New York City
Menahem Golan

Menahem Golan (May 31, 1929-August 8, 2014)

Menahem Golan was an Israeli director and producer. He produced movies for such stars as Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Charles Bronson, and was known for a period as a producer of comic book-style movies like 'Masters of the Universe', 'Superman IV: The Quest for Peace', 'Captain America', and his... Wikipedia
Tiberias (then Mandate Palestine)
Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith (February 10, 1929-July 21, 2004)

Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith was an American composer and conductor most known for his work in film and television scoring. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Ralph E. Gomory (May 7, 1929-)

Ralph Edward Gomory is an American applied mathematician and executive. Gomory worked at IBM as a researcher and later as an executive. During that time, his research led to the creation of new areas of applied mathematics. Wikipedia
Brooklyn Heights, New York
Richard F. Gordon, Jr.

Richard F. Gordon, Jr. (October 5, 1929-)

Richard "Dick" Francis Gordon, Jr. is a retired Captain in the United States Navy, and a retired NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington

Walt Grealis (February 18, 1929-January 20, 2004)

Walter Grealis OC was a Canadian publisher and music industry leader. With partner Stan Klees, he co-founded Canada's national music honours, the Juno Awards. As an ardent supporter of Canadian music, Grealis is credited with coining the term CanCon. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

Ulu Grosbard (January 9, 1929-March 19, 2012)

Israel "Ulu" Grosbard was a Belgian-born, naturalized American theatre and film director and film producer. Wikipedia
Antwerp, Belgium
New York, New York, U.S.

Thom Gunn (August 29, 1929-April 25, 2004)

Thom Gunn, born Thomson William Gunn, was an Anglo-American poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style. After relocating from England to San Francisco, Gunn wrote about gay-related topics—particularly in his most... Wikipedia
Gravesend, Kent, England
San Francisco, California
Jürgen Habermas

Jürgen Habermas (June 18, 1929-)

Jürgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere. Global polls consistently find that Habermas is widely recognized as one of the world's leading intellectuals. Wikipedia
Düsseldorf, Germany
Bernard Haitink

Bernard Haitink (March 4, 1929-)

Bernard Johan Herman Haitink, CH, KBE is a Dutch conductor and former violinist. Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (December 6, 1929-)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt is an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier. Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded his own period instrument ensemble in the 1950s, and became a pioneer of the Early Music movement. Around 1970, Harnoncourt started to conduct opera... Wikipedia

Jacqueline Harpman (July 5, 1929-May 24, 2012)

Jacqueline Harpman was a Belgian writer who wrote in French. She also worked as a psychoanalyst and lived in Etterbeek, Brussels.[http://www.lamediatheque.be/the/auteurs_belges/auteurs/harpman_jacqueline_.html] Harpman was born on 5 July 1929, in Brussels, Belgium, and was later well known for her books written in French. Harpman died on 24 May... Wikipedia
Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
Pat Harrington, Jr.

Pat Harrington, Jr. (August 13, 1929-)

Pat Harrington, Jr. is an American voice, stage, and television actor most popularly known for his role as building superintendent "Schneider" on the CBS sitcom 'One Day at a Time'. His father, Pat Harrington, Sr., was also an actor. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Mike Hawthorn

Mike Hawthorn (April 10, 1929-January 22, 1959)

John Michael Hawthorn was a British racing driver. He became the United Kingdom's first Formula One World Champion driver when he won the Formula One Championship in 1958, whereupon he announced his retirement, having been profoundly affected by the death of his team-mate and friend Peter Collins two months earlier in the German Grand Prix.... Wikipedia
Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
A3 Guildford bypass, Surrey, England, UK
Nigel Hawthorne

Nigel Hawthorne (April 5, 1929-December 26, 2001)

Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne, KB was an English actor. He portrayed Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom 'Yes Minister' and the Cabinet Secretary in its sequel, 'Yes, Prime Minister'. For this role, he won four BAFTA TV Awards for Best Light Entertainment Performance. He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and received an... Wikipedia
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Radwell, Hertfordshire, England

David Healy (actor) (May 15, 1929-October 25, 1995)

David Healy was an American-born actor who appeared in British and American television shows. Wikipedia
New York
London
Katherine Helmond

Katherine Helmond (July 5, 1929-)

Katherine Marie Helmond is an American film, theater and television actress, voice artist and director, who played Emily Dickinson on 'Meeting of Minds', as well as fictional television characters, for which she is best known, including Jessica Tate on 'Soap', Mona Robinson on 'Who's the Boss?', Doris Sherman on 'Coach', and Lois Whelan on... Wikipedia
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929-January 20, 1993)

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema and has been placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is... Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Tolochenaz, Switzerland
Peter Higgs

Peter Higgs (May 29, 1929-)

Peter Ware Higgs is a British theoretical physicist, emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh, and Nobel Prize laureate "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles". Wikipedia
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Jaakko Hintikka

Jaakko Hintikka (January 12, 1929-)

Kaarlo Jaakko Juhani Hintikka is a Finnish philosopher and logician. Wikipedia
Helsingin maalaiskunta, Finland

Dee Hock (<a href="/born/year/1929" title="Celebrities Born in 1929">1929</a>-)

Dee Ward Hock is the founder and former CEO of the Visa credit card association. In 1968, Hock was an official of a local bank in Washington State that was franchised by the Bank of America to issue its credit card brand, BankAmericard. Through a series of unlikely accidents, Hock helped invent and became chief executive of the credit system that... Wikipedia
Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows (April 9, 1929-February 10, 1993)

Frederick Cossom "Fred" Hollows, AC was a New Zealand and Australian ophthalmologist who became known for his work in restoring eyesight for countless thousands of people in Australia and many other countries. It has been estimated that more than one million people in the world can see today because of initiatives instigated by Hollows, the most... Wikipedia
Dunedin, New Zealand
Sydney
James Hong

James Hong (February 22, 1929-)

James Hong is an American actor and director. A prolific acting veteran, Hong's career spans more than 61 years and includes more than 350 roles in film, television, and video games. He is a former president of the Association of Asian/Pacific American Artists. Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Earl Hooker

Earl Hooker (January 15, 1929-April 21, 1970)

Earl Hooker was an American Chicago blues guitarist, perhaps best known for his slide guitar playing. Considered a "musician's musician", Hooker performed with blues artists such as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Junior Wells, and John Lee Hooker as well as fronting his own bands. An early player of the electric guitar, Hooker was influenced by the... Wikipedia
Quitman County, Mississippi, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Elston Howard

Elston Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980)

Elston Gene Howard was an American professional baseball catcher, left fielder and coach. During a 14-year baseball career, he played in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball from 1948 through 1968, primarily for the New York Yankees. He also played for the Kansas City Monarchs and the Boston Red Sox. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
New York, New York
Fazil Iskander

Fazil Iskander (March 6, 1929-)

Fazil Abdulovich Iskander is an Abkhaz writer, known in the former Soviet Union for his descriptions of Caucasian life, mostly written in Russian. He has written various stories, most famously "Zashita Chika", which star a crafty and likable young boy named "Chik". Wikipedia
Sukhumi, USSR

Dan Jacobson (March 7, 1929-June 12, 2014)

Dan Jacobson was a South African novelist, short story writer, critic and essayist. Wikipedia
Johannesburg, South Africa
Lyndhurst Gardens, Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom

Aravind Joshi (August 5, 1929-)

Aravind Krishna Joshi is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science in the computer science department of the University of Pennsylvania. Joshi defined the tree-adjoining grammar formalism which is often used in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Wikipedia
Pune, India
Eric Kandel

Eric Kandel (November 7, 1929-)

Eric Richard Kandel is an American neuropsychiatrist. He was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. He shared the prize with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
David Kelly (actor)

David Kelly (actor) (July 11, 1929-12 or 13 February 2012,)

David Kelly was an Irish actor, who had regular roles in several film and television works from the 1950s onwards. One of the most recognisable voices and faces of Irish stage and screen, Kelly was known to Irish audiences for his role as Rashers Tierney in 'Strumpet City', to British audiences for his roles as Cousin Enda in 'Me Mammy' and as the... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly (November 12, 1929-September 14, 1982)

Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became the Princess of Monaco. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Sean Kenny (theatre designer) (December 23, 1929-June 11, 1973)

Sean Kenny was an Irish theatre and film scenic designer, costume designer, lighting designer and director. Kenny was most notable as the set designer for the musicals of Lionel Bart including 'Oliver!', 'Lock Up Your Daughters', and 'Blitz!'. Wikipedia
Portroe, County Tipperary, Ireland
London, UK
Imre Kertész

Imre Kertész (November 9, 1929-)

Imre Kertész is a Hungarian author, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history". Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)

Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Larry L. King (January 1, 1929-December 20, 2012)

Larry L. King was an American playwright, journalist, and novelist, best remembered for his 1978 Tony Award-nominated play 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas', which became a long-running production on Broadway and was later turned into a feature film starring Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning and Dolly Parton. Wikipedia
Putnam, Texas
Washington, D. C.
Marvin Kitman

Marvin Kitman (November 24, 1929-)

Marvin Kitman is an American television critic, humorist, and author. He was a columnist for 'Newsday' for 35 years and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1982. He is the author of nine books, including two on George Washington that combine humor with extensive historical research. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
William J. Knight

William J. Knight (November 18, 1929-May 7, 2004)

William John "Pete" Knight, was an American aeronautical engineer, politician, Vietnam War combat pilot, test pilot, and astronaut in the X-20 Dyna-Soar and North American X-15 programs. Knight holds the world's speed record for flight in a winged, powered aircraft. Wikipedia
Noblesville, Indiana, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Rudy Kousbroek

Rudy Kousbroek (January 11, 1929-April 4, 2010)

Herman Rudolf "Rudy" Kousbroek was a Dutch poet, translator, writer and first of all essayist. He was a prominent figure in Dutch cultural life between 1950 and 2010 and one of the most outspoken atheists in the Netherlands. In 1975 he was awarded the P.C. Hooft Prize for his essays. Wikipedia
Pematang Siantar, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies
Leiden, Netherlands

Zygmunt Kubiak (April 30, 1929-March 19, 2004)

Zygmunt Kubiak was a Polish writer, essayist, translator, propagator of the antique culture, and professor at the University of Warsaw. Wikipedia
Stefan Kudelski

Stefan Kudelski (February 27, 1929-January 26, 2013)

Stefan Kudelski was a Polish audio engineer known for creating the Nagra series of professional audio recorders. Wikipedia
Warsaw, Poland
Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera (April 1, 1929-)

Milan Kundera is a Czech-born writer who has been living in exile in France since 1975, having become a naturalised citizen in 1981. He "sees himself as a French writer and insists his work should be studied as French literature and classified as such in book stores." Wikipedia
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Paul Lauterbur

Paul Lauterbur (May 6, 1929-March 27, 2007)

Paul Christian Lauterbur was an American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance imaging possible. Wikipedia
Sidney, Ohio
Urbana, Illinois
Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin (October 21, 1929-)

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays. First published in the 1960s, her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality... Wikipedia
Berkeley, California, USA
Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929-April 30, 1989)

Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter most associated with the "Spaghetti Western" genre. Wikipedia
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Rome, Lazio, Italy

Ira Levin (August 27, 1929-November 12, 2007)

Ira Marvin Levin was an American novelist, dramatist and songwriter. Five of his novels and three of his plays have been adapted to film. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York City, New York, US
Manhattan, New York City, New York, US
Mel Lewis

Mel Lewis (May 10, 1929-February 2, 1990)

Mel Lewis was the stage name of an American drummer, jazz musician and bandleader. During his life, Lewis was a prominent solo performer, and a professor at William Paterson University, during which time he also authored a book on the art of drumming. In addition, Lewis extended his talents as session musician. Throughout his life he garnered... Wikipedia

Leon Litwack (December 2, 1929-)

Leon F. Litwack is an American historian whose scholarship focuses on slavery, the Reconstruction Era of the United States, and its aftermath into the 20th century. He won a National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize for History, and the Francis Parkman Prize for his 1979 book 'Been In the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery'. He also received a... Wikipedia
Tiny Lund

Tiny Lund (November 14, 1929-August 17, 1975)

DeWayne Louis "Tiny" Lund was a NASCAR driver. He was ironically nicknamed "Tiny" due to his rather large and imposing size. Wikipedia
Harlan, Iowa
Kenneth MacMillan

Kenneth MacMillan (December 11, 1929-October 29, 1992)

Sir Kenneth MacMillan was a British ballet dancer and choreographer who was artistic director of the Royal Ballet in London between 1970 and 1977, and its principal choreographer from 1977 until his death. Earlier he had served as director of ballet for the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. He was also associate director of the American Ballet Theatre from... Wikipedia
Dunfermline, Scotland
London, England
Bill Mason

Bill Mason (<a href="/born/year/1929" title="Celebrities Born in 1929">1929</a>-October 29, 1988)

Bill Mason was a Canadian naturalist, author, artist, filmmaker, and conservationist, noted primarily for his popular canoeing books, films, and art as well as his documentaries on wolves. Mason was also known for including passages from Christian sermons in his films. He was born in 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and graduated from the University of... Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Meech Lake, Canada

Robert K. Massie (<a href="/born/year/1929" title="Celebrities Born in 1929">1929</a>-)

Robert Kinloch Massie III is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian and biographer. He has devoted much of his career to studying the House of Romanov, Russia's royal family from 1613 to 1917. Wikipedia
Ruggero Mastroianni

Ruggero Mastroianni (November 7, 1929-September 9, 1996)

Ruggero Mastroianni was an Italian film editor; critic Tony Sloman has called him "arguably, the finest Italian film editor of his generation." Wikipedia
Turin, Piedmont
Torvaianica, Lazio

William McCaughey (December 12, 1929-May 26, 2000)

William McCaughey was an American sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound and was nominated for four more in the same category. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States

Ralph McInerny (February 24, 1929-January 29, 2010)

Ralph Matthew McInerny was an American author and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. McInerny was a Roman Catholic and the creator of the popular Father Dowling Mysteries books. He sometimes wrote under the pseudonyms of Harry Austin, Matthew FitzRalph, Ernan Mackey, Edward Mackin and Monica Quill. He died of esophageal cancer... Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mishawaka, Indiana
Roy McMillan

Roy McMillan (July 17, 1929-November 2, 1997)

Roy David McMillan was a shortstop, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. From 1951 through 1966, McMillan played for the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Braves and New York Mets. He batted and threw right-handed. Following his retirement as a player, McMillan managed the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets. He was born in Bonham, Texas. Wikipedia
Bonham, Texas
Bonham, Texas
Anne Meara

Anne Meara (September 20, 1929-)

Anne Meara is an American actress and comedian. She and Jerry Stiller were a prominent 1960s comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara, and are the parents of actor and comedian Ben and actress Amy Stiller. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Thomas Meehan (writer)

Thomas Meehan (writer) (August 14, 1929-)

Thomas Edward Meehan is an American writer, best known for 'Annie', 'The Producers' and 'Hairspray'. Wikipedia
Ossining, New York, U.S.
Joe Meek

Joe Meek (April 5, 1929-February 3, 1967)

Robert George "Joe" Meek was an English record producer and songwriter who pioneered experimental pop music. His best-remembered hit is the Tornados' "Telstar", which became the first record by a British group to reach number one in the US Hot 100. It also spent five weeks at number one the UK singles chart, with Meek receiving an Ivor Novello... Wikipedia
Newent, Gloucestershire, England
London, England
Vivien Merchant

Vivien Merchant (July 22, 1929-October 3, 1982)

Vivien Merchant was an English actress. She began her career in 1942 and became known for dramatic roles on stage and in films. In 1956, she married the playwright Harold Pinter and performed in many of his plays. Wikipedia
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
London, England

Donald Metcalf (February 26, 1929-December 15, 2014)

Donald Metcalf AC FRS FAA was an Australian medical researcher who spent most of his career at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. In 1954 he received the Carden Fellowship from the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria; while he officially retired in 1996, he continued working and held his fellowship until his... Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia

Richard Mitchell (April 26, 1929-December 27, 2002)

Dr. Richard Mitchell was a professor, first of English and later of classics, at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New Jersey. He gained fame in the late 1970s as the founder and publisher of 'The Underground Grammarian', a newsletter of opinion and criticism that ran until 1992, and wrote four books expounding his views on the relationships... Wikipedia
Fernanda Montenegro

Fernanda Montenegro (October 16, 1929-)

Fernanda Montenegro ONM is a Brazilian stage, television and film actress, mostly recognized for her leading role in 'Central Station', for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first and only Brazilian actress to ever be nominated in the category. Also for this work, she was nominated for the Golden Globe... Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dan Morgenstern

Dan Morgenstern (October 24, 1929-)

Dan Morgenstern is a jazz critic and librarian. Wikipedia
Munich, Germany
Stirling Moss

Stirling Moss (September 17, 1929-)

Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss is a British former Formula One racing driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he achieved success in several categories of competition and has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship". Wikipedia
London, England
Rudolf Mössbauer

Rudolf Mössbauer (January 31, 1929-September 14, 2011)

Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer was a German physicist best known for his 1957 discovery of 'recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence' for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics. This effect, called the Mössbauer effect, is the basis for Mössbauer spectroscopy. Wikipedia
Munich, Germany
Grünwald, Germany
Heiner Müller

Heiner Müller (January 9, 1929-December 30, 1995)

Heiner Müller was a German dramatist, poet, writer, essayist and theatre director. Described as "the theatre's greatest living poet" since Samuel Beckett, Müller is arguably the most important German dramatist of the 20th century after Bertolt Brecht. His "enigmatic, fragmentary pieces" are a significant contribution to postmodern drama and... Wikipedia
Eppendorf, Saxony, Germany
Berlin, Germany
John Naisbitt

John Naisbitt (January 15, 1929-)

John Naisbitt is an American author and public speaker in the area of futures studies. His first book 'Megatrends' was published in 1982. It was the result of almost ten years of research. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, mostly as No. 1. 'Megatrends' was published in 57 countries and sold more than 14 million copies. Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Nargis

Nargis (June 1, 1929-May 3, 1981)

Nirmala Dutt, born Fatima Rashid but known by her screen name, Nargis, was an Indian film actress working in the Hindi cinema. She made her screen debut as a child artist in 'Talash-E-Haq' in 1935, but her acting career began in 1942 with 'Tamanna'. During a career from the 1940s to the 1960s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as... Wikipedia
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
New Delhi, India

Ted Nealon (November 24, 1929-January 28, 2014)

Ted Nealon was an Irish Fine Gael politician and journalist. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Sligo–Leitrim at the 1981 general election, and was re-elected at each subsequent general election until he retired from politics at the 1997 general election. Wikipedia
County Sligo, Ireland

Jack Nelson (journalist) (October 11, 1929-October 21, 2009)

John Howard "Jack" Nelson was an American journalist. He was praised for his coverage of the Watergate scandal, in particular, and he was described by 'New York Times' editor Gene Roberts as "one of the most effective reporters in the civil rights era." He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Wikipedia
Talladega, Alabama, USA
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart (September 5, 1929-)

George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues 'The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart' was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the 'Billboard' pop album chart—it remains the 20th... Wikipedia
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929-May 19, 1994)

Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later, she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained married until his death in 1975. Wikipedia
Southampton, New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States
John Osborne

John Osborne (December 12, 1929-December 24, 1994)

John James Osborne was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, known for his excoriating prose and intense critical stance towards established social and political norms. The success of his 1956 play 'Look Back in Anger' transformed English theatre. Wikipedia
Fulham, London
Clun, Shropshire, England
Aleksandra Pakhmutova

Aleksandra Pakhmutova (November 9, 1929-)

Aleksandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova has remained one of the best known figures in Soviet and later Russian popular music since she first achieved fame in her homeland in the 1960s. Wikipedia
Volgograd, Soviet Union
Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer (September 10, 1929-)

Arnold Daniel Palmer is an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King," he is one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because... Wikipedia
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Goffredo Parise (December 8, 1929-August 31, 1986)

Goffredo Parise was an Italian writer and journalist. He won the Viareggio Prize in 1965 for his novel 'Il padrone' ' and the Strega Prize in 1982 for 'Sillabario n.2'. Wikipedia
Vicenza
Treviso
Puggy Pearson

Puggy Pearson (January 29, 1929-April 12, 2006)

Walter Clyde "Puggy" Pearson was an American professional poker player. He is best known as the 1973 World Series of Poker Main Event winner. Wikipedia
Adairville, Kentucky
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tigran Petrosian

Tigran Petrosian (June 17, 1929-August 13, 1984)

Tigran Petrosian was a Soviet Armenian grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" due to his almost impenetrable defensive playing style, which emphasised safety above all else. Wikipedia
Tbilisi, Georgia, Transcaucasian SFSR, USSR
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR

K. M. Peyton (August 2, 1929-)

Kathleen Wendy Herald Peyton, MBE, who writes primarily as K. M. Peyton, is a British author of fiction for children and young adults. Wikipedia
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Jacques Plante

Jacques Plante (January 17, 1929-February 27, 1986)

Joseph Jacques Omer Plante was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. During a career lasting from 1947–1975, he was considered to be one of the most important innovators in hockey. He played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1953 to 1963; during his tenure, the team won the Stanley Cup six times, including five consecutive wins. Wikipedia
Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, QC, CAN
Geneva, SUI
Joan Plowright

Joan Plowright (October 28, 1929-)

Joan Ann Plowright, The Lady Olivier, DBE, commonly known as Dame Joan Plowright, is an English actress whose career has spanned over six decades. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and two BAFTA Awards. She is also one of only four actresses to have won two Golden Globes in the... Wikipedia
Brigg, Lincolnshire, England
Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer (December 13, 1929-)

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. After making his film debut in 1958's 'Stage Struck', Plummer went on to successful film career that has spanned over five decades. Some of his most notable film performances include roles in films such as 'Waterloo', 'The Return of the Pink Panther', 'Murder by... Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bertrand Poirot-Delpech (February 10, 1929-November 14, 2006)

Bertrand Poirot-Delpech was a French journalist, essayist and novelist. He was elected to the Académie française on 10 April 1986. Wikipedia

John Polanyi (January 23, 1929-)

John Charles Polanyi is a Hungarian-Canadian chemist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for his research in chemical kinetics. Polanyi was educated at Manchester University, and did postdoctoral research at the National Research Council in Canada and Princeton University in New Jersey. Polanyi's first academic appointment was at the... Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
André Previn

André Previn (April 6, 1929-)

André George Previn, KBE is a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world and is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings. Wikipedia
Hermann Prey

Hermann Prey (July 11, 1929-July 22, 1998)

Hermann Prey was a German lyric baritone, best known for his 'lieder' renditions and for light comic roles in opera. Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
Krailling, Bavaria, Germany
Rajkumar (actor)

Rajkumar (actor) (April 24, 1929-April 12, 2006)

Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju, known mononymously by his screen name Rajkumar, was an Indian actor and singer in the Kannada film industry. Widely acclaimed as one of the finest actor in the history of Indian Cinema, he is considered a cultural icon, and holds a Matinée idol status in Kannada diaspora, among whom he is popularly adulated as... Wikipedia
Gajanur, Madras Presidency
Bangalore

Jacques Réda (January 24, 1929-)

Jacques Réda is a French poet, jazz critic, and 'flâneur'. He was chief editor of the 'Nouvelle Revue Française' from 1987 to 1996. Wikipedia
Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich (May 16, 1929-March 27, 2012)

Adrienne Cecile Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was credited with bringing "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse." Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Santa Cruz, California, USA
Claude Rich

Claude Rich (February 8, 1929-)

Claude Rich is a French actor. He began his career as a theatre actor, before his film debut in 1955 with René Clair, 'Les Grandes Manoeuvres'. Wikipedia
Strasbourg
Fireball Roberts

Fireball Roberts (January 20, 1929-July 2, 1964)

Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, Jr. was one of the pioneering race car drivers of NASCAR. Wikipedia
Tavares, Florida, United States
Charlotte, North Carolina
Arnold Roth

Arnold Roth (February 25, 1929-)

Arnold Roth is an American freelance cartoonist and illustrator for advertisements, album covers, books, magazines, and newspapers. Novelist John Updike wrote, "All cartoonists are geniuses, but Arnold Roth is especially so." Wikipedia

Patricia Routledge (February 17, 1929-)

Katherine Patricia Routledge, is an English actress, singer and author . She is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the British television series 'Keeping Up Appearances', which ran from 1990 to 1995. Wikipedia
Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
Peter Rühmkorf

Peter Rühmkorf (October 25, 1929-June 8, 2008)

Peter Rühmkorf was a German writer who significantly influenced German post-war literature. Wikipedia
Dortmund
Roseburg, Schleswig-Holstein
William Safire

William Safire (December 17, 1929-September 27, 2009)

William Lewis Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.

George Schindler (March 31, 1929-)

George Schindler is an American stage magician, magic consultant, comedian, actor, ventriloquist and writer based out of New York. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

George Selden (author) (May 14, 1929-December 5, 1989)

George Selden Thompson was an American author, who wrote under the pseudonym Terry Andrews. He is best known for his 1961 book 'The Cricket in Times Square', which received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1963 and a Newbery Honor. Wikipedia
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
St. Vincent's Hospital, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA

Roger Shepard (January 30, 1929-)

Roger Newland Shepard is a cognitive scientist and author of the Universal Law of Generalization. He is considered a father of research on spatial relations. He studied mental rotation, and was an inventor of multidimensional scaling, a method for representing certain kinds of statistical data in the plane or in space with minimal distortion, so... Wikipedia
James Shigeta

James Shigeta (June 17, 1929-July 28, 2014)

James S. Shigeta was an American film and television actor. He was also a standards singer, musical theatre and nightclub performer, and recording artist. He was a Sansei or third-generation American of Japanese ancestry. He was noted for his roles in 'Flower Drum Song', 'Die Hard', and 'Mulan'. Wikipedia
Honolulu, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii
Los Angeles, California, United States
Vasily Shukshin

Vasily Shukshin (July 25, 1929-October 2, 1974)

Vasily Makarovich Shukshin was a Soviet/Russian actor, writer, screenwriter and movie director from the Altay region who specialized in rural themes. Wikipedia
Srostki, Soviet Union
On board the ship 'Dunai', on the Volga river
Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929-July 2, 2007)

Beverly Sills was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was between the 1950s and 1970s. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
New York City
Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons (January 31, 1929-January 22, 2010)

Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE was a British actress. One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain during and after the Second World War, followed mainly by Hollywood films from 1950 onwards. Wikipedia
Lower Holloway, London, England, UK
Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Marilynn Smith (April 13, 1929-)

Marilynn Smith is an American former professional golfer. She was one of the thirteen founders of the LPGA in 1950. She won two major championship and 21 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas
Raul Solnado

Raul Solnado (October 19, 1929-August 8, 2009)

Raul Solnado, GCIH was a popular Portuguese actor and comedian. He was born in Lisbon's Madragoa neighborhood, and first appeared on stage there. In his long career, he developed many comic pieces that have become classics. Wikipedia
Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

Villy Sørensen (January 13, 1929-December 16, 2001)

Villy Sørensen was a Danish short-story writer, philosopher and literary critic of the Modernist tradition. His fiction was heavily influenced by his philosophical ideas, and he has been compared to Franz Kafka in this regard. He was the most influential and important Danish philosopher since Søren Kierkegaard. Wikipedia
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
Bud Spencer

Bud Spencer (October 31, 1929-)

Bud Spencer is an Italian actor, filmmaker and a former professional swimmer. He is known for past roles in action-comedy films together with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. Growing from a successful swimmer in his youth, he got a degree in law, and has registered several patents. Spencer also became a certified commercial airline and... Wikipedia
Naples, Campania, Italy

Elizabeth Spriggs (September 18, 1929-July 2, 2008)

Elizabeth Spriggs was an English character actress. Wikipedia
Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Maurice Strong

Maurice Strong (April 29, 1929-)

Maurice F. Strong is a Canadian businessman specialising in oil and mineral resources, and a former diplomat representing Canada as under-secretary general of the United Nations. Strong's first name is pronounced "Mor'ris" with the accent on the first syllable. Wikipedia
Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow (April 10, 1929-)

Carl Adolf "Max" von Sydow is a Swedish-French actor. He has starred in many films and had supporting roles in dozens more in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, German, Danish, French and Spanish. Von Sydow received the Royal Foundation of Sweden's Cultural Award in 1954, was made a 'Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres'... Wikipedia
Lund, Skåne, Sweden
Lekh Tandon

Lekh Tandon (February 13, 1929-)

Lekh Tandon has directed numerous Bollywood movies and Indian TV Serials. Recently he has acted in few movies such as Chennai Express. He is brother of Urdu playwright Yograj Tandon. Wikipedia
Lahore, British India
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (<a href="/born/year/1929" title="Celebrities Born in 1929">1929</a>-)

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani are noted Italian film directors and screenwriters. They are brothers, who have always worked together, each directing alternate scenes. Wikipedia

Richard E. Taylor (November 2, 1929-)

Richard Edward Taylor is a Nobel Prize–winning professor emeritus at Stanford University. In 1990, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Jerome Friedman and Henry Kendall "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the... Wikipedia
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Niall Tóibín (November 21, 1929-)

Niall Tóibín is an Irish comedian and actor. Born in Cork into an Irish speaking family, Tóibín grew up on the north-side of the city in Bishop's Field. He has appeared in 'Ryan's Daughter', 'Bracken', 'The Ballroom of Romance', 'The Irish R.M.', 'Caught in a Free State', 'Ballykissangel', 'Far and Away', and 'Veronica Guerin', and has played... Wikipedia
Cork, Ireland
Birgitta Trotzig

Birgitta Trotzig (September 11, 1929-May 14, 2011)

Birgitta Trotzig was a Swedish writer who was elected to the Swedish Academy in 1993. She was one of Sweden's most celebrated authors, and wrote prose fiction and non-fiction, as well as prose poetry. Wikipedia
Gothenburg, Sweden
Lund, Sweden
Miyoshi Umeki

Miyoshi Umeki (May 8, 1929-August 28, 2007)

Miyoshi Umeki was a naturalized American actress and standards singer. She was best known for her roles as Katsumi, the wife of Joe Kelly, in the 1957 film 'Sayonara', as Mei Li in the 1958 Broadway musical and 1961 film 'Flower Drum Song', and as Mrs. Livingston, the housekeeper of Bill Bixby's and Brandon Cruz's characters, in the TV series 'The... Wikipedia
Otaru, Japan
Licking, Missouri, U.S.
Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters (September 25, 1929-)

Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows 'Today' and 'The View', the television news magazine '20/20', co-anchored the 'ABC Evening News', and was a contributor to ABC News. Wikipedia
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
John S. Waugh

John S. Waugh (April 25, 1929-August 22, 2014)

John Stewart Waugh was an American chemist and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known for developing average hamiltonian theory and using it to extend NMR spectroscopy, previously limited to liquids, to the solid state. He is the author of ANTIOPE, a freeware general purpose Windows-based simulator of the... Wikipedia
Willimantic, Connecticut, USA
Concord, Massachusetts
Alexis Weissenberg

Alexis Weissenberg (July 26, 1929-January 8, 2012)

Alexis Weissenberg was a Bulgarian-born French pianist. Wikipedia
Wanda Wiłkomirska

Wanda Wiłkomirska (January 11, 1929-)

Wanda Wiłkomirska is a Polish violinist and teacher. She is known for both the classical repertoire and for her interpretation of 20th-century music, having received two Polish State Awards for promoting Polish music to the world and also other awards for her contribution to music. She has given world premiere performances of numerous contemporary... Wikipedia
Warsaw
Bernard Williams

Bernard Williams (September 21, 1929-June 10, 2003)

Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams, FBA was an English moral philosopher, described by 'The Times' as the "most brilliant and most important British moral philosopher of his time." His publications include 'Problems of the Self', 'Moral Luck', 'Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy', and 'Truth and Truthfulness'. He was knighted in 1999. Wikipedia
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Rome
E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson (June 10, 1929-)

Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson FMLS is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading expert. Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama United States
Mark Wilson (magician)

Mark Wilson (magician) (<a href="/born/year/1929" title="Celebrities Born in 1929">1929</a>-)

James "Mark" Wilson is an American magician and author. He is widely credited as becoming the first major "television magician" and in the process establishing the viability of illusion shows as a television format. Wikipedia
Christa Wolf

Christa Wolf (March 18, 1929-1 December 2011,)

Christa Wolf was a German literary critic, novelist, and essayist. She was one of the best-known writers to emerge from the former East Germany. Wikipedia
Landsberg an der Warthe in the Province of Brandenburg
Berlin, Germany

Vadim Yusov (April 20, 1929-August 23, 2013)

Vadim Ivanovich Yusov was a Soviet and Russian cinematographer and professor at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. He was known for his collaborations with Andrei Tarkovsky on 'The Steamroller and the Violin', 'Ivan's Childhood', 'Andrei Rublev' and 'Solaris', and with Georgi Daneliya on 'I Step Through Moscow'. He won a number of Nika... Wikipedia
Leningrad Oblast, Soviet Union
Moscow, Russia
Lyudmila Zykina

Lyudmila Zykina (June 10, 1929-July 1, 2009)

Lyudmila Georgievna Zykina was a national folk singer of Russia. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
Moscow, Russia

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