Famous People Born in 1917 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 495

  • May 21 Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
  • May 21 Heather Swift, local councillor
  • May 21 Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
  • May 21 Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)
  • May 21 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman
  • May 22 Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
  • May 22 Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
  • May 22 Nathan Davis, American actor
  • May 22 Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer
  • May 23 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
  • May 24 Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
  • May 24 Lord Campbell of Alloway, QC
  • May 24 Theodore Hesburgh, president (Notre Dame), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 25 Dorothy Sarnoff, US, actress(?)
  • May 25 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
  • May 25 Steve Cochran, Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)
  • May 26 Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
  • May 28 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
  • May 28 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 28 Gerald Cash, Gov-Gen (Bahamas)
  • May 28 Marshall Reed, Englewood California, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup)

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May 29 John F. Kennedy, 35th US President (1961-1963) and Senator (D-Mass), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 1 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 2 Max Showalter, Caldwell Ks, actor/composer (Stockard Channing Show)
  • Jun 2 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • Jun 4 Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)
  • Jun 4 Charles Collingwood, Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
  • Jun 4 Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
  • Jun 4 Robert Merrill, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 5 Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter
  • Jun 6 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 6 Prior Jones, cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52)
  • Jun 7 Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)
  • Jun 7 Dean Martin, Steubenville Ohio, American singer/actor (with Jerry Lewis)
  • Jun 8 Byron R Whizzer White, Ft Collins, NFLer/Supreme Court Just (1962-93)
  • Jun 9 Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 10 William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)
  • Jun 11 James Bostock, painter/engraver
  • Jun 11 Joseph B. Wirthlin, LDS apostle
  • Jun 12 Priscilla Lane, US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace)
  • Jun 14 Al "Lash" LaRue, Gretna La, actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp)
  • Jun 14 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician
  • Jun 15 Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Black Lash, Lash of the West)
  • Jun 15 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)
  • Jun 16 Katharine Graham, newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari; d. 1989)
  • Jun 16 Irving Penn, American photographer
  • Jun 17 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)
  • Jun 18 Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, composer
  • Jun 18 Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 18 Arthur Tremblay, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwan minister (ZAPUA)
  • Jun 20 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (d. 2006)
  • Jun 23 Sid Watters Jr, horse trainer
  • Jun 26 William Hamilton, British MP
  • Jun 27 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • Jun 27 Ronald George Hayward, political manager
  • Jun 28 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer/actor (My Fair Lady)
  • Jun 28 Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • Jun 30 Lena Horne, American actress/singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 30 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician
  • Jun 30 Susan Hayward, Flatbush Bkln, actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa)
  • Jul 2 Pierre Dubois, Dutch literary
  • Jul 3 Helene Cordet, entertainer/nightclub owner
  • Jul 3 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
  • Jul 5 Glenn Reeves, Massillon OH, actor (Defending Your Life)
  • Jul 6 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jul 6 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire)
  • Jul 6 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (d. 2004)
  • Jul 7 Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
  • Jul 7 Lawrence F O'Brien, (Watergate conspirators broke into his office)
  • Jul 7 Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran politician (d. 2003)
  • Jul 8 Faye Emerson, Elizabeth La, actress (I've Got a Secret)
  • Jul 8 Glenn Langan, actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 8 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett), born in London, England
  • Jul 9 Ted Steele, orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 10 Don Herbert, Waconia Minn, scientist/TV host (Watch Mr Wizard)
  • Jul 10 Reg Smyth, English cartoonist (Andy Capp)
  • Jul 10 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • Jul 12 Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford Pa, painter (Christina's World)
  • Jul 14 Arthur Leavins, violinist
  • Jul 14 Douglas Edwards, Alda Oklahoma, newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI)
  • Jul 15 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
  • Jul 16 William Bishop, Oak Park Ill, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life)
  • Jul 17 Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)

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Jul 17 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2012)

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • Jul 17 Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 17 Kenan Evren, Turkish soldier and politician, (President of Turkey 1980-1989 by military coup), born in Alaşehir, Manisa Province (d. 2015)
  • Jul 18 Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
  • Jul 19 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 19 William W Scranton, (Gov-R-Pa), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 23 Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)
  • Jul 23 John Stokes, British MP (C), born in Sandy, Bedfordshire (d. 2003)
  • Jul 23 Kurt Kreuger, St Moritz Switz, actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours)
  • Jul 24 John Hillaby, writer/traveller
  • Jul 24 Robert Farnon, composer/conductor/arranger
  • Jul 24 Simon Slattvik, Norway, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Jul 24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 25 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1990)
  • Jul 26 Bertil Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Jul 26 Richard Desborough Burnell, England, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Jul 27 John Cunningham, executive director (British Aerospace)
  • Jul 27 Moses Rascoe, blues Singer
  • Jul 27 Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)
  • Jul 27 Bourvil, French actor (d. 1970)
  • Jul 30 Eddy Grove, American actor, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics) (d. 2011)
  • Aug 3 Jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox) (d. 1967)
  • Aug 6 Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War, North & South), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 11 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)
  • Aug 12 Douglas Gunsekera, banker
  • Aug 13 Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • Aug 15 Jack Lynch, Irish politician, fourth Taoiseach (d. 1999)
  • Aug 15 Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)
  • Aug 16 Roque Cordero, Panama, composer (Sonata Breve)
  • Aug 17 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, born in Baghdad (d. 1995)
  • Aug 18 Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
  • Aug 22 John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen)
  • Aug 23 Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
  • Aug 24 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Aug 25 Don Defore, actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Aug 25 Mel Ferrer, Elberon New Jersey, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor)
  • Aug 26 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
  • Aug 26 William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
  • Aug 27 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player (d. 1986)

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Aug 28 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Capt America), born in New York City (d. 1994)

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • Aug 29 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 30 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in London, (d. 2015)
  • Sep 2 Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
  • Sep 2 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • Sep 3 Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)
  • Sep 3 Peter Winter, naval commander
  • Sep 4 Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)
  • Sep 5 Jack Buetel, actress (Outlaw, Half Breed), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 6 George Mann, captain English cricket team
  • Sep 6 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 9 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (d. 1942)
  • Sep 10 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • Sep 10 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat

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Sep 11 Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (1965-86), born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines (d. 1989)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Sep 11 Henderson Forsythe, Macon MO, actor (Crisis at Central High)
  • Sep 11 Jessica Lucy Mitford, author (American Way of Death)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
  • Sep 12 Seamas NacNeill, piper
  • Sep 12 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • Sep 13 Jon Thorarinsson, composer
  • Sep 13 Robert Eugene Ward, composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 15 Richard Arnell, composer
  • Sep 17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • Sep 17 Lawrence Jacob, artist (Sanitarium), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Sep 17 Peter Bennett, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot), born in London, England
  • Sep 18 Alan Ande Anderson, opera director
  • Sep 18 Gerrit Borgers, literature
  • Sep 19 Joe Pasternak, Transylvania Hungary, producer (Spinout, Big City)

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Sep 20 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Sep 20 Fernando Rey, [Arambillet], La Coruna Spain, actor (Matter of Time)
  • Sep 21 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)
  • Sep 22 Peter Adams, actor (Alternative), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 23 Imry Nemeth, Hungary, hammer thrower (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Sep 24 Colin Cowe, senior bursar (Magdalen College Oxford)
  • Sep 24 William Putnam Bundy, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries), born in London, England
  • Sep 25 Johnny Sain, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Sep 26 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976)
  • Sep 27 Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
  • Sep 27 William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002)
  • Sep 28 Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • Sep 28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor

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Sep 30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • Sep 30 Chung Hee Park, general/President of South Korea (1961-79), assassinated
  • Sep 30 Yuri "Petrovich" Lyubimov, USSR, director (Taganka)
  • Oct 1 René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillian poet (Juancho Picaflor)
  • Oct 2 Francis Jackson, organist & master of Music/York minister
  • Oct 2 William Marshall, band leader (Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 2 Charles Drake, American actor (d. 1994)
  • Oct 2 Christian de Duve, Thames Ditton, Surrey, cytologist and biochemist (Nobel, 1974), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • Oct 4 Jan Murray, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 5 Robert Adams, English sculptor
  • Oct 7 Helmut Dantine, actor (Shadow of the Cloak), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 7 June Allyson, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 8 Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Oct 8 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • Oct 8 Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
  • Oct 8 Walter Lord, American author (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Kusuo Kitamura, Japan, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Oct 10 Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night)
  • Oct 10 Thelonious Monk, Rocky Mount North Carolina, American jazz pianist and composer
  • Oct 11 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer
  • Oct 12 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train)
  • Oct 13 Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 15 Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)
  • Oct 15 Jan Miner, actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 16 Alice Pearce, American actress (d. 1966)
  • Oct 17 Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
  • Oct 17 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
  • Oct 20 Efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles