Famous People Born in 1912

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 524

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Jan 1st Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar 23rd 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 24th 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 25th Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor (d. 1971)
  • Mar 27th James Callaghan, (L) British PM (1976-79)
  • Mar 27th Reuel Lahmer, composer
  • Mar 27th Robert Watson Hughes, composer
  • Mar 28th A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, UK, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space)
  • Mar 28th Marina Raskova, Russian navigator (d. 1943)
  • Mar 29th Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (d. 1979)
  • Mar 30th Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar/naturalist
  • Mar 30th Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
  • Mar 31st Wilhelmus Berkelmans, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Apr 3rd Addeke H Boerma, Dutch dir-gen (FAO)
  • Apr 3rd Bert Bakker, Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands)
  • Apr 5th John Le Mesurier, Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army)
  • Apr 6th Endre Szekely, composer
  • Apr 6th Wilhelmus H L "Willem" Tollenaar, actor/director (Don Carlos)
  • Apr 7th John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman
  • Apr 8th Sonja Henie, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Apr 8th Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
  • Apr 9th Lew Kopelew, Russian author (d. 1997)
  • Apr 10th Clarke Hinkle, NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers)
  • Apr 10th Roy Hofheinz, engineer (Houston Astrodome)
  • Apr 11th John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 12th Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep)
  • Apr 12th Georges Franju, France, director (Judex, L'homme sans visage)
  • Apr 12th Harold Maguire, British air marshal
  • Apr 12th Herbert Mills, singer, (Mills Brothers)
  • Apr 12th Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
  • Apr 13th Roy Winsor, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 14th Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher
  • Apr 14th Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist/conductor (Neth Chamber Orch)
  • Apr 14th Robert Doisneau, photographer
  • Apr 15th Kim II Sung, Eternal President ("The Great Leader") of North Korea (1945-94)
  • Apr 15th Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
  • Apr 16th David Langton, Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship)
  • Apr 16th John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16th Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
  • Apr 16th Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • Apr 17th Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival Pioneer
  • Apr 18th John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer
  • Apr 18th Wendy Barrie, Hong Kong, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show)
  • Apr 19th Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)
  • Apr 19th William Murray, teacher/educationalist
  • Apr 20th David Townsend, cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935)
  • Apr 20th Ed Jones, (Rep-D-TN, 1969- )
  • Apr 20th Frederick Craig Riddle, violist
  • Apr 20th Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)
  • Apr 21st Feike P Asma, Dutch organist
  • Apr 21st Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)
  • Apr 21st Nell [Petronella GS] Koppen, actress, Kniertje-Op Hoop van Zegen)
  • Apr 21st Eve Arnold, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22nd Gavalda Miguel Querol, composer
  • Apr 22nd Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
  • Apr 25th Gladys L Presley, mother of Elvis
  • Apr 26th A. E. van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)
  • Apr 27th Franz Weyergans, Belgian literary (Les Gens Heureux)
  • Apr 27th Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist
  • Apr 27th Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria)
  • Apr 28th Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)
  • Apr 29th Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor
  • Apr 29th Richard Carlson, MN, actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi)
  • Apr 29th Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
  • Apr 30th Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, soldier/politician
  • May 1st Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano
  • May 1st Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer
  • May 1st Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
  • May 2nd Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
  • May 2nd Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
  • May 3rd Virgil Fox, American organist (d. 1980)
  • May 4th Lou Brown, Bkln, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show)
  • May 5th Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], American actress (Barricade, State Fair), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5th W Fenton Morley, preacher
  • May 6th Barend Roest Crollius, painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)