Famous People Born in 1912

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 527

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Jan 1 Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole

  • Jan 1 Victor Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
  • Jan 1 Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2 Andre Ameller, composer
  • Jan 2 Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
  • Jan 2 Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
  • Jan 3 Robert Flemyng, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 3 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • Jan 3 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 5 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
  • Jan 6 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
  • Jan 7 Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
  • Jan 7 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • Jan 8 José Ferrer, San Juan Puerto Rico, actor/director (Blood Tide, Dune)
  • Jan 8 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
  • Jan 9 Ralph Tubbs, architect
  • Jan 10 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
  • Jan 11 Donald Barry, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 11 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • Jan 11 Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, Waco Texas, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jan 12 Peter Pooley, broadcaster
  • Jan 15 Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • Jan 17 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
  • Jan 18 Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
  • Jan 18 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
  • Jan 19 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • Jan 19 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
  • Jan 19 Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
  • Jan 20 Christopher Casson, Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
  • Jan 20 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
  • Jan 21 Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • Jan 23 Ank van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
  • Jan 24 Ken Weekes, cricketer (WI batsman v England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
  • Jan 25 Lucius E Burch Jr, US lawyer/civil rights leader
  • Jan 26 Cora Baird, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)
  • Jan 27 Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher

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Jan 28 Jackson Pollock, Cody Wyoming, expressionist painter (Lavender Mist)

  • Jan 28 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • Jan 29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 29 Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
  • Jan 30 Barbara Tuchman, US, historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • Jan 30 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1932)
  • Jan 30 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • Feb 2 Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • Feb 2 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox)
  • Feb 2 Millvina Dean, last living survivour of the RMS Titanic.
  • Feb 3 Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information

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Feb 4 Byron Nelson, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Feb 4 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • Feb 4 James Craig, Nashville TN, actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops)
  • Feb 4 Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
  • Feb 4 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
  • Feb 5 Willard Parker, actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 Zoltan Pongracz, composer
  • Feb 6 Eva Braun, mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born Munich Germany
  • Feb 7 Derek Farr, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England
  • Feb 7 Jane Ross, actress (Audrey-Phyllis, Coed Fever), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Feb 7 Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist {d. 1981}
  • Feb 8 Simon Jurovsky, composer
  • Feb 9 Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist
  • Feb 10 Lord Orr-Ewing [Charles Ian], great-grandson of Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, Bt
  • Feb 11 Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
  • Feb 11 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • Feb 12 Eddie J Bush, golf professional
  • Feb 12 Ernest Clark, actor (Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • Feb 12 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • Feb 13 French J Van den Brande, Flemish actor
  • Feb 13 Jose de Capriles, US, fencer (Olympic-1936, 48, 52)
  • Feb 13 Margaretta Scott, actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast)
  • Feb 14 Edmund George Love, US, teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
  • Feb 14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • Feb 14 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
  • Feb 14 Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
  • Feb 15 George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)
  • Feb 16 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
  • Feb 16 Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
  • Feb 16 Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
  • Feb 16 Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)
  • Feb 16 Maitland Mackie, Lord Lt (Aberdeenshire)
  • Feb 17 Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
  • Feb 19 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher
  • Feb 19 Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 20 Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
  • Feb 21 Arline Judge, actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent)
  • Feb 21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • Feb 21 Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • Feb 24 Julius Kowalski, composer
  • Feb 25 Richard Wattis, England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl)
  • Feb 25 Brenda Joyce, American actress
  • Feb 27 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • Feb 28 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • Feb 28 Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)
  • Mar 1 Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, archbishop of Toronto (d. 2003)
  • Mar 2 Arthur Beaumont C Langton, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930's)
  • Mar 3 Joe Stydahar, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 4 Afro, [Basaldella], Italian painter
  • Mar 4 John Garfield, actor (Air Force, Destination: Tokyo, Juarez), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Carl Marzani, American documentarian (d. 1994)
  • Mar 6 Madge Adam, astronomer
  • Mar 8 Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
  • Mar 9 Alan David Melville, polymath
  • Mar 11 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
  • Mar 11 Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
  • Mar 12 James McKay, lord provost of Edinburgh
  • Mar 12 Kylie Tennant, novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)
  • Mar 12 Paul Weston, orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Mar 12 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
  • Mar 13 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, born in Schaffhausen (d. 1968)
  • Mar 13 Igor Youskevitch, dancer
  • Mar 13 James Friell, political cartoonist
  • Mar 14 Les Brown, Reinerton Pa, American bandleader (d. 2001)
  • Mar 15 Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald, fighter pilot

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Mar 15 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas (d. 1982)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • Mar 15 Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)
  • Mar 16 Patricia Nixon, [Thelma Catherine], Ely Nevada, 1st lady (1968-74)
  • Mar 19 Adolf Galland, fighter Pilot
  • Mar 19 Russ Case, Hamburg Iowa, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show)
  • Mar 21 Peter Bull, actor/author (Executioner, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove)
  • Mar 22 Henri Rousselot, admiral
  • Mar 22 Lord Alport [Cuthbert Alport], politician, cabinet minister, and life peer
  • Mar 22 Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 22 Karl Malden, actor (Mike-Streets of SF, American Express), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 23 Alfred Schwarzmann, Germany, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1936)

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Mar 23 Werner von Braun, German rocket scientist (I Aim at the Stars), born in Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland) (d. 1977)

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun

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Mar 24 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • Mar 25 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor (d. 1971)

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Mar 27 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • Mar 27 Reuel Lahmer, composer
  • Mar 27 Robert Watson Hughes, composer
  • Mar 28 A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, UK, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space)
  • Mar 28 Marina Raskova, Russian navigator (d. 1943)
  • Mar 29 Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (d. 1979)
  • Mar 30 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar/naturalist
  • Mar 30 Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
  • Mar 31 Wilhelmus Berkelmans, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Apr 3 Addeke H Boerma, Dutch dir-gen (FAO)
  • Apr 3 Bert Bakker, Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands)
  • Apr 5 John Le Mesurier, Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army)
  • Apr 6 Endre Szekely, composer
  • Apr 6 Wilhelmus H L "Willem" Tollenaar, actor/director (Don Carlos)
  • Apr 7 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman
  • Apr 8 Sonja Henie, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Apr 8 Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
  • Apr 9 Lew Kopelew, Russian author (d. 1997)
  • Apr 10 Clarke Hinkle, NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers)
  • Apr 10 Roy Hofheinz, engineer (Houston Astrodome)
  • Apr 11 John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 12 Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep)
  • Apr 12 Georges Franju, France, director (Judex, L'homme sans visage)
  • Apr 12 Harold Maguire, British air marshal
  • Apr 12 Herbert Mills, singer, (Mills Brothers)
  • Apr 12 Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
  • Apr 13 Roy Winsor, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 14 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher
  • Apr 14 Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist/conductor (Neth Chamber Orch)
  • Apr 14 Robert Doisneau, photographer
  • Apr 15 Kim II Sung, Eternal President ("The Great Leader") of North Korea (1945-94)
  • Apr 15 Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
  • Apr 16 David Langton, Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship)
  • Apr 16 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
  • Apr 16 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • Apr 17 Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival Pioneer
  • Apr 18 John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer
  • Apr 18 Wendy Barrie, Hong Kong, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show)
  • Apr 19 Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)
  • Apr 19 William Murray, teacher/educationalist
  • Apr 20 David Townsend, cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935)
  • Apr 20 Ed Jones, (Rep-D-TN, 1969- )
  • Apr 20 Frederick Craig Riddle, violist
  • Apr 20 Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)
  • Apr 21 Feike P Asma, Dutch organist
  • Apr 21 Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)
  • Apr 21 Nell [Petronella GS] Koppen, actress, Kniertje-Op Hoop van Zegen)
  • Apr 21 Eve Arnold, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Gavalda Miguel Querol, composer
  • Apr 22 Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
  • Apr 25 Gladys L Presley, mother of Elvis
  • Apr 26 A. E. van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)
  • Apr 27 Franz Weyergans, Belgian literary (Les Gens Heureux)
  • Apr 27 Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist
  • Apr 27 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria)
  • Apr 28 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)
  • Apr 29 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor
  • Apr 29 Richard Carlson, MN, actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi)
  • Apr 29 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
  • Apr 30 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, soldier/politician
  • May 1 Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano
  • May 1 Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer
  • May 1 Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
  • May 2 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
  • May 2 Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
  • May 3 Virgil Fox, American organist (d. 1980)
  • May 4 Lou Brown, Bkln, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show)
  • May 5 Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], American actress (Barricade, State Fair), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 W Fenton Morley, preacher
  • May 6 Barend Roest Crollius, painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)