Famous People Born in 1908

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 510

  • Jan 1st Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)
  • Jan 2nd Ben Grauer, newscaster (Big Story), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 2nd Janis Kepitis, composer
  • Jan 5th George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
  • Jan 6th Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Jan 7th Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  • Jan 8th (Fearless) Mary Nadia Wadia, actress
  • Jan 8th William Hartnell, actor (Agitator, Jackpot), born in London, England

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Jan 9th Simone de Beauvoir, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)

  • Jan 10th Bernard Lee, English actor (M in James Bond movies), born in London, England

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Jan 10th Paul Henreid, Trieste, actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)

  • Jan 11th Lionel Stander, actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 12th Ben Seijes, Dutch historian (WW II)
  • Jan 12th Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
  • Jan 12th Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
  • Jan 14th Carl Esmond, actor (Address Unknown, Hitler), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 14th Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo, US singer/actor (Miracle of Women)

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Jan 15th Edward Teller, Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project), (d. 2003)

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller
  • Jan 15th Roberta Bitgood, composer
  • Jan 16th Ethel Merman, stage & screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)
  • Jan 16th Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • Jan 17th Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer
  • Jan 17th Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
  • Jan 18th Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
  • Jan 18th Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1972)
  • Jan 18th Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • Jan 19th Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Jan 20th Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
  • Jan 20th Paula Wessely, Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade)
  • Jan 20th Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer
  • Jan 23rd Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
  • Jan 23rd Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
  • Jan 25th Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar)
  • Jan 25th W H V "Hopper" Levett, cricket keeper (England in 1 Test in Calcutta)
  • Jan 26th Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist
  • Jan 26th Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
  • Jan 27th William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, (d. 1993)
  • Jan 27th Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
  • Jan 28th Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
  • Jan 28th Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
  • Jan 29th Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
  • Jan 31st René Simone Mathieu, France, doubles tennis star (Wimbledon 1934)
  • Feb 1st Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
  • Feb 1st Edward Staempfli, composer
  • Feb 1st George Pal, Hungarian/US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
  • Feb 2nd Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)
  • Feb 2nd Cal Tinney, Oklahoma, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
  • Feb 2nd Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, California, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)/actor
  • Feb 2nd Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, born in Radovljica (d. 1995)
  • Feb 2nd Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer
  • Feb 2nd Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher (d. 1976)
  • Feb 3rd Oddbjorn Hagen, Norway, cross country jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Feb 4th Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter
  • Feb 4th Gordon Fraser, Lawrence Mass, newscaster (All Star News)
  • Feb 5th Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • Feb 6th Amintore Fanfani, premier of Italy
  • Feb 6th Edward Lansdale, general/model (Quiet American, Ugly American)
  • Feb 6th Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, national Park Warden
  • Feb 8th Grigor Eghiazaryan, composer
  • Feb 8th Leslie Kenneth O'Brien, Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, missionary
  • Feb 8th Myron McCormick, Albany, actor (Hustler, Jolson Sings Again)
  • Feb 9th Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • Feb 10th Jean Coulthard, composer
  • Feb 11th Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
  • Feb 11th Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
  • Feb 12th Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • Feb 12th Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • Feb 12th August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
  • Feb 13th Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer
  • Feb 13th Pauline Frederick, journalist/correspondent (UN, NBC TV)
  • Feb 13th Sulo Nurmela, Finland, 4 X 100K relay skier (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Feb 15th Sidney Gilliat, producer
  • Feb 15th Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)
  • Feb 15th Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17th Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place)
  • Feb 17th Walter L "Red" Barber, Miss, sports announcer (Bkln Dodgers, NY Yanks)
  • Feb 20th Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1)
  • Feb 20th Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix
  • Feb 22nd John Mills, England, actor (Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace)
  • Feb 22nd Romulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
  • Feb 23rd William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
  • Feb 25th Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
  • Feb 26th Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
  • Feb 26th Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 26th Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
  • Feb 28th Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)
  • Feb 28th Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
  • Feb 29th Alf Gover, cricketer (bowled in 4 Tests for England/famous coach)
  • Feb 29th Balthus, painter (Valerie)
  • Mar 2nd Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist
  • Mar 2nd Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
  • Mar 2nd Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 3rd Riccardo Nielsen, composer
  • Mar 4th Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • Mar 5th Sir Rex Harrison, Huyton England, actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle)
  • Mar 5th Sophie Stewart, Scotland, actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe)
  • Mar 5th Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • Mar 7th Anna Magnani, Alexandria Egypt, actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle)
  • Mar 7th Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st chamber member (CPN)
  • Mar 7th Tomas de Manzarraga, composer
  • Mar 9th Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)
  • Mar 10th Carl Albert, US speaker of house (1971-77)
  • Mar 10th Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Mar 12th David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician
  • Mar 12th Inez Courtney, actress (13th Man, Crime Ring, Raven), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 12th Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
  • Mar 13th Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician
  • Mar 13th Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 13th Walter Annenberg, publisher (Triangle-TV Guide)/Amb to GB, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 14th Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher
  • Mar 14th Nikolay Petrovich Rakov, composer
  • Mar 14th Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; d. 1991)
  • Mar 16th Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)
  • Mar 17th Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • Mar 17th Radie Britain, composer
  • Mar 17th Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
  • Mar 18th Louis Gaste, songwriter
  • Mar 20th Frank Stanton, Muskegon Mich, broadcasting executive (CBS)
  • Mar 20th Michael Redgrave, Bristol England, actor (Browning Version, Lady Vanishes)
  • Mar 20th Philip "Felix" Bekkers, actor (Czardasvorstin)
  • Mar 22nd Maurice Stans, politician, Secretary of Commerce and Watergate figure, born in Shakopee, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • Mar 22nd Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, born in Langenbeutingen (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22nd Louis D L'Amour, Jamestown ND, author (Hondo, Jubal Sackett)
  • Mar 22nd Maurice H Stans, Shakope Minn, Secretary of Commerce (1969-72)
  • Mar 23rd Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate
  • Mar 25th Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director

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Mar 25th David Lean, English director (Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter), born in Croydon, England

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
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  • Mar 26th Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I)
  • Mar 26th Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 26th Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, Essen Germany, tennis star (French 1935)
  • Mar 26th Kenneth Mellanby, entomologist
  • Mar 26th Robert William Paine, architect
  • Mar 27th Jacques [Izaak] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book)
  • Mar 29th Arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 29th Dennis O'Keefe, actor/director (T-Men, Fighting Seabees), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • Mar 30th Camille Schmit, composer
  • Mar 30th Kurt Bruggemann, composer
  • Mar 30th Leslie O'Brien "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith, Chinese cricket bowler
  • Mar 31st Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)
  • Apr 1st Abraham H Maslow, US psychologist (humanistic psychology)
  • Apr 2nd Buddy Ebsen, Belleville Il, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones)
  • Apr 4th Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author (Cheaper by the Dozen)

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Apr 5th Bette Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • Apr 5th George Schick, Prague Czech, conductor (Chicago Symphony)
  • Apr 5th Grady Sutton, Chattanooga Tn, actor (Pruitts of South Hampton)
  • Apr 5th Herbert von Karajan, Austria, Nazi/conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • Apr 5th Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (d. 1986)
  • Apr 6th Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer
  • Apr 7th Le Duan, Vietnamese politician
  • Apr 7th Percy Faith, conductor (Summer Place)
  • Apr 8th Neil Lawson, British high court judge
  • Apr 9th Fred Lohse, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1987)
  • Apr 9th Victor Vasarely, Hungarian/French painter/author (Op Art)
  • Apr 10th Aidan Crawley, CEO (London Weekend TV)
  • Apr 11th Karel Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto)
  • Apr 11th Leo Rosten, writer/humourist
  • Apr 11th Masura Ibuka, industrialist
  • Apr 12th Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia
  • Apr 12th John T Hughes, Bishop to Forces
  • Apr 12th Virginia Cherrill, actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights, Delicious)
  • Apr 12th Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American Air Force pilot (d. 2006)
  • Apr 15th Eden Ahbez, American songwriter (Nature Boy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d.1995)

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Apr 15th Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress, born in Hollywood, California (d. 1995)

Actress Lita Grey
Lita Grey
  • Apr 18th Edward Roberts, bishop (Ely)
  • Apr 18th Henry Guinness, missionary
  • Apr 18th Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele)
  • Apr 18th Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme)
  • Apr 20th Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch
  • Apr 20th Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)
  • Apr 21st Louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
  • Apr 23rd Frederick Hawkins, dancer
  • Apr 23rd Herbert Telley, British actuary
  • Apr 23rd Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006)
  • Apr 24th Heddy Bouber, [Hermanus G Blom], actor (Bluejackets)
  • Apr 24th Marceline Day, American actor (d. 2000)
  • Apr 25th Edward R Murrow, Pole Creek NC, newscaster (Person to Person)
  • Apr 28th Arnoud Breeveld, Suriname bishop
  • Apr 28th Jack Fingleton, cricketer (Australian opener of 30's)
  • Apr 28th Michael T Fitzmaurice, actor (Reported Missing, 14 Hours), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Apr 28th Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler
  • Apr 29th Jack [Stewart] Williamson, US, sci-fi author (Cometeers)
  • Apr 29th Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter
  • Apr 30th Eve Arden [Eunice Mary Quedens], American actress (Our Miss Brooks), born in Mill Valley, California, (d. 1990)
  • Apr 30th Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic foreign and later prime minister (d. 1970)
  • May 1st Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
  • May 2nd William Bakewell, actor (Stage manager-Pinky Lee Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 5th Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • May 5th Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989)
  • May 6th Necil Kazim Akses, composer
  • May 7th Ed MacDonald, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
  • May 7th Wouter Paap, Dutch composer (d. 1981)
  • May 8th Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)
  • May 9th Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
  • May 10th Carl Albert, (D) speaker of the House
  • May 10th Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP
  • May 13th Michael Richardson, commandant (Home for Disabled Sailors)
  • May 15th Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, Akarp Sweden, composer (Linden)
  • May 16th Hilary Preston, editor
  • May 16th Mohammed Roem, Indonesian foreign minister (Linggadjati)
  • May 17th Sigismund Toduta, composer