Famous People Born in 1909

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 493

  • Jan 1st Barry Goldwater, (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69- )/Presidential candidate (R) 1964)
  • Jan 1st D D Hindlekar, cricketer (Indian batsman & wicket-keeper 1936-46)
  • Jan 1st Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), born in Covington County, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • Jan 1st Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian nationalist leader (d. 1959)
  • Jan 2nd Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
  • Jan 3rd Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
  • Jan 5th Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
  • Jan 5th Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions)
  • Jan 6th Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
  • Jan 6th Keith Davis, voice tutor/author
  • Jan 8th Bruce Mitchell, cricketer (South African bat, their top run-scorer (3471))
  • Jan 8th Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
  • Jan 8th Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
  • Jan 9th Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10th Grace Mitchell, educator
  • Jan 10th Rudolf Kubin, composer
  • Jan 11th Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer
  • Jan 11th Marguerite Kelsey, English model/painter (Haunting)
  • Jan 12th Mauritz Hugo, Sweden, actor (Atomic Blonde, Road Agent)
  • Jan 13th Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
  • Jan 13th Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist
  • Jan 14th Joseph Walton Losey, Wisconsin, director (Damned, Accident)
  • Jan 15th Elie Siegmeister, composer (Plough & the Stars), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 15th Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer
  • Jan 15th Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
  • Jan 15th Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
  • Jan 19th Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
  • Jan 21st Todor Skalovski, composer
  • Jan 22nd Ann Sothern, [Harriette Lake], ND, actress (Lady in a Cage)
  • Jan 22nd Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
  • Jan 22nd [Sithu] U Thant, Burma, 3rd UN sec-genl (1962-72)
  • Jan 22nd Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (d. 1965)
  • Jan 23rd Norman Fulton, composer
  • Jan 24th Ann Todd, Hartford England, actress (Paradine Case, 7th Veil)
  • Jan 24th Tiny Winters, musician
  • Jan 28th Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
  • Jan 29th Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jan 29th George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 1997)
  • Jan 30th Mihaly Hajou, composer
  • Jan 30th Richard Hearne, Norwich England, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower)
  • Jan 30th Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 31st Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
  • Jan 31st Miron Grindea, literary editor
  • Feb 1st Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)
  • Feb 1st Helen Chandler, actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Feb 1st George Beverly Shea, Winchester, Ontario, American gospel singer
  • Feb 2nd Franc Albertson, Fergus Falls MN, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams)
  • Feb 3rd M Vasalis [Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans], poet (Phoenix)
  • Feb 3rd Simone Weil, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WW II), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 3rd Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, born in Carcassonne (d. 1989)
  • Feb 4th Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • Feb 4th Robert Coote, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), born in London, England
  • Feb 5th Grazyna Bacewicz, composer
  • Feb 6th Israel Citkowitz, composer
  • Feb 7th Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]
  • Feb 7th Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
  • Feb 9th Carmen Miranda, Brazil, vocalist/actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy)
  • Feb 9th Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69)
  • Feb 9th Harald Genzmer, composer
  • Feb 9th Heather Angel, Oxford England, actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans)
  • Feb 9th John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian
  • Feb 10th George Douglass Milne, British peer, soldier and artist, born at Lichfield (d. 2005)
  • Feb 11th Joseph L Mankiewicz, Wilkes-Barre PA, film writer/director (Sleuth)
  • Feb 11th Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1959)
  • Feb 12th Barry Wood, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 14th A Moses Klein, poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 15th Harold Beeley, British diplomat
  • Feb 15th Miep Gies, Dutch biographer of Anne Frank
  • Feb 16th Hugh Beaumont, Lawrence Ks, actor (Ward Cleaver-Leave it to Beaver)
  • Feb 16th Jeffrey Lynn, Auburn, Massachusetts, American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties)
  • Feb 16th Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)
  • Feb 17th Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
  • Feb 17th Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser)
  • Feb 18th Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Feb 18th Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
  • Feb 19th Charlie Walker, South Aust cricket wicket-keeper (toured but no Tests)
  • Feb 21st George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • Feb 21st Hans Erni, Switz, painter/sculptor
  • Feb 21st Helen O Dickens, [Henderson], US physician/gynaecologist
  • Feb 22nd Roderick Barclay, diplomat
  • Feb 23rd Frank Ward, cricketer (Australian leggie late 30s)
  • Feb 24th August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)
  • Feb 24th Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
  • Feb 24th Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
  • Feb 24th Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist
  • Feb 25th Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
  • Feb 25th John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer
  • Feb 25th Geoffrey Dummer, electronics engineer, first to build integrated circuit / microchip, born in Hull England (d. 2002)
  • Feb 26th Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
  • Feb 26th King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
  • Feb 27th Elisabeth Welch, singer (Song of Freedom, Over the Moon)
  • Feb 28th Olan Soule, La Harpe Ill, actor (My 3 Sons, Arnie)
  • Feb 28th Stephen Harold Spender, England, poet/critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness)
  • Mar 1st Richard de Guide, composer
  • Mar 1st Robert Selby Taylor, bishop
  • Mar 1st Terence De Marney, England, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo)
  • Mar 2nd Hanoch Jacoby, composer
  • Mar 2nd Jan Fabricius, Dutch playwright
  • Mar 2nd Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (d. 1958)
  • Mar 3rd Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician
  • Mar 3rd Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator
  • Mar 4th Harry B Helmsley, billionaire builder (Empire State Building), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 5th Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)
  • Mar 6th Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter
  • Mar 6th Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, President of Nigeria (1979-83)
  • Mar 7th Greta Schoon, German poet, born in Spetzerfehn (d. 1991)
  • Mar 7th Leo Malet, French crime novelist
  • Mar 8th Anthony Donato, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 8th Claire Trevor, [Wemlinger], actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
  • Mar 8th Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • Mar 9th Derk Bodde, American sinologist (d. 2003)
  • Mar 10th Gerard Croiset, Dutch paragnost
  • Mar 11th Ljubica Maric, composer
  • Mar 13th Gilbert Inglefield, Mayor of London (1967-68)
  • Mar 14th Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)
  • Mar 17th Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat
  • Mar 18th Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)
  • Mar 19th Louis Hayward, Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors)
  • Mar 19th Attilio Demaria, Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 22nd Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
  • Mar 22nd Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 24th Clyde Barrow, American bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1934)

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Mar 24th Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English radio comic/actor (Phoenix)
  • Mar 25th Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • Mar 25th Jay Blackton, conductor/arranger (Guys & Dolls), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 26th Chips Rafferty, Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)
  • Mar 26th Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer
  • Mar 27th Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist
  • Mar 27th Golo Mann, [Gottfried], German/US historian (Antisemitism)
  • Mar 28th Nelson Algren, US, novelist (Man with the Golden Arm)
  • Mar 29th Moon Mullican, hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock)
  • Mar 29th Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish writer (Gnome Patjoepelke)
  • Mar 30th Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director (Warburg Institute)
  • Mar 31st Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP (GVP)/editor (Neth Daily)
  • Mar 31st Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator
  • Apr 1st Abner Biberman, director/actor (Imhook-Kodiak), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 1st Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orch)
  • Apr 2nd Jean Kurt Forest, composer
  • Apr 5th Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5th Cubby Alberto Romolo Broccoli, movie producer
  • Apr 5th Gerald Bond, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1938, 0 & 0-16)
  • Apr 6th Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
  • Apr 6th William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)
  • Apr 7th Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8th George Dixon, trumpet/sax
  • Apr 8th Olavi Pesonen, composer
  • Apr 8th William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
  • Apr 9th Domenico Enrici, Apostolic Nuncio
  • Apr 9th Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer
  • Apr 9th Robert Helpmann, Mount Gambier, Australia, actor/dancer (Second Time Lucky, The Red Shoes)
  • Apr 13th Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)
  • Apr 13th Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
  • Apr 13th Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist
  • Apr 13th Stanislaw Marcin Ulam, Polish mathematician (d. 1984)
  • Apr 16th Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian
  • Apr 17th Alain Emile Louis Marie Poher, politician
  • Apr 17th Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist
  • Apr 20th Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman
  • Apr 20th Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser
  • Apr 21st Rollo May, US, psychologist, Love & Will)
  • Apr 22nd Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Apr 22nd Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 22nd Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23rd Thomas Padmore, senior civil servant
  • Apr 24th Bernhard Grzimek, zoologist (West Germany)
  • Apr 24th Irven Spence, animator
  • Apr 25th Jaroslav Doubrava, composer
  • Apr 26th Richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)
  • Apr 27th Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place)
  • Apr 29th Daniel Raphael Mayer, journalist/resistance leader
  • Apr 29th Tom Ewell, [S Yewell Tompkins], Ky, actor (Tom Ewell Show, 7 Yr Itch)
  • Apr 30th Juliana, Queen of Netherlands (1948-80)
  • Apr 30th F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
  • May 1st Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice
  • May 1st George Melachrino, composer
  • May 1st Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, born in Monemvasia (d. 1990)
  • May 4th Howard Da Silva, [Silverblatt], actor (Ben Franklin-1776), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 4th Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright
  • May 5th Miklos Radnoti, writer
  • May 6th Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcastor (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7th Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • May 9th Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • May 10th Harold Francis Collison, trade Unionist
  • May 10th Lord Collison, British union leader (agriculture workers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 10th Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • May 11th Herbert Murrill, composer
  • May 11th René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne (d. 1993)
  • May 14th Vladimir Alatortsev, USSR, International Chess Master (1950)
  • May 15th James Mason, England, actor (Lolita, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil)
  • May 15th Rodolfo Cornejo, composer
  • May 16th Charles Wislon, principal (Glasgow University)
  • May 17th Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant
  • May 17th Magda Schneider, actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight)
  • May 18th Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
  • May 19th Schlomo Joffe, composer
  • May 19th Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)
  • May 20th Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist
  • May 20th John Arkell, director of administration (BBC)
  • May 21st Guy de Rothschild, French banker
  • May 21st François-Albert Angers, Quebec economist (d. 2003)