Famous People Born in 1909

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 493

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

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

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

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

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May 7 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 9 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • May 10 Harold Francis Collison, trade Unionist
  • May 10 Lord Collison, British union leader (agriculture workers)

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

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