Famous People Born in 1918

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 497

  • Jan 1st Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)
  • Jan 1st Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • Jan 2nd Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • Jan 3rd Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
  • Jan 6th Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
  • Jan 6th Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
  • Jan 7th Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • Jan 7th Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • Jan 10th Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • Jan 11th Albert Weisser, composer
  • Jan 13th Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • Jan 13th Steve Dunne, Northampton Mass, actor (Professional Father)
  • Jan 13th Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • Jan 15th Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
  • Jan 15th Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
  • Jan 15th João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
  • Jan 16th Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • Jan 16th Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • Jan 16th Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jan 17th Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
  • Jan 18th Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
  • Jan 18th Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 18th Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
  • Jan 18th Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19th John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
  • Jan 21st Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
  • Jan 21st Richard D. Winters, American war hero
  • Jan 21st Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • Jan 22nd Richard Eastham, Opelousas La, actor (Falcon Crest) [or Jun 22]
  • Jan 22nd Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • Jan 23rd Gertrude Belle Elion, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 24th Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • Jan 24th John McLiam, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24th Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College
  • Jan 25th Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
  • Jan 25th Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster

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Jan 26th Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania (1967-89) (d. 1989)

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Jan 26th Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
  • Jan 27th Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • Jan 27th Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 27th William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28th Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
  • Jan 28th Suzanne Flon, Paris France, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)
  • Jan 28th Trevor Skeet, British MP
  • Jan 28th Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Franciso, California
  • Jan 28th Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
  • Jan 29th John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Jan 29th William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • Jan 30th David Opatoshu, actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 30th Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • Feb 1st Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

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Feb 1st Muriel Spark, Edinburgh Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • Feb 2nd Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
  • Feb 3rd Joey Bishop, [Gottlieb], talk show host (Joey Bishop Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 3rd Helen Stephens, Fulton Mo, American 100m runner (double Olympic gold-1936)
  • Feb 4th Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 4th Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • Feb 4th Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • Feb 4th Janet Waldo, American actress
  • Feb 5th Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
  • Feb 5th Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
  • Feb 5th Tim Holt, Beverly Hills CA, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children)
  • Feb 6th Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7th Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • Feb 8th John Intoxication, resistance fighter
  • Feb 8th Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 8th Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10th Gordon Pirie, England, Group Captain
  • Feb 10th Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
  • Feb 12th Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Feb 12th Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
  • Feb 13th Patty Berg, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur)
  • Feb 15th Alan Arbus, actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Feb 16th Patty Andrews, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters)
  • Feb 17th Charles A Hayes, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Feb 17th Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner
  • Feb 18th Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • Feb 20th Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
  • Feb 22nd Charles O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
  • Feb 22nd Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • Feb 22nd Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • Feb 22nd Sid Abel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
  • Feb 22nd Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
  • Feb 23rd Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
  • Feb 23rd Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 25th Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Feb 25th Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25th Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)

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Feb 25th Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Feb 26th Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
  • Feb 26th Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
  • Feb 26th Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
  • Feb 28th Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • Mar 1st Roger Delgado, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June), born in London, England
  • Mar 1st Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 2nd Peter O'Sullevan, horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in County Kerry, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3rd Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • Mar 3rd Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • Mar 3rd Frank Wigglesworth, composer
  • Mar 3rd Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • Mar 4th Margaret Osborne DuPont, Joseph Oregon, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 5th Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • Mar 5th Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • Mar 5th Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • Mar 5th James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • Mar 7th June Wayne, artist/lithographer/teacher
  • Mar 8th Alan Hale [MacKahan] Jr, actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 9th Marguerite Chapman, Chatham NY, actress (Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars)
  • Mar 9th Mickey Spillane, [Frank], mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 10th Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • Mar 10th Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • Mar 12th James Bracken, race horse trainer
  • Mar 12th Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 13th Faye Glenn Abdellan, US government official (health services)
  • Mar 13th George McAfee, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 14th Dennis Patrick, Phila, actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals)
  • Mar 15th Janet Leach, potter
  • Mar 15th Richard Ellmann, US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)
  • Mar 15th Punch Imlach, Canadian hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
  • Mar 16th Aldo E van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
  • Mar 16th Howard Boatwright, composer
  • Mar 17th D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
  • Mar 17th Mercedes McCambridge, Joliet Ill, actress (All the King's Men)
  • Mar 17th Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
  • Mar 18th Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • Mar 18th Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 18th Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Bodaybo, Irkutsk, Soviet Union, fighter pilot, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 20th Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
  • Mar 20th Jack Barry, Lindenhurst NY, game show emcee (Joker's Wild)
  • Mar 20th Marian McPartland, jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 20th Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
  • Mar 21st Joe Carveth, NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in 3 seasons)
  • Mar 22nd Cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64)
  • Mar 22nd Harry Kay, vice-chancellor (Exeter U)
  • Mar 22nd Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer
  • Mar 24th Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
  • Mar 25th Howard Cosell, Winston-Salem NC, sportscaster (Monday Night Football)
  • Mar 28th Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer
  • Mar 29th John Read, CEO (TSB Group)
  • Mar 29th Pearl Bailey, Newport News Va, singer (Hello Dolly)

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Mar 29th Sam Walton, Kingfisher Oklahoma, billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart)

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton
  • Mar 30th John Gray, FRS/marine biologist
  • Mar 30th Joseph Allen Jr, actor (Death of a Champion), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 31st Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
  • Apr 3rd Enrique Iturriaga, composer
  • Apr 3rd Louis Applebaum, composer
  • Apr 3rd Sixten Ehrling, Malmö Sweden, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm)
  • Apr 4th Earl Jellicoe, chancellor (U of Southhampton)
  • Apr 6th Joan Bernard, Principal (Trevelyan College, Durham)
  • Apr 6th Karen Verne, actress (Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6th Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president (d. 1982)
  • Apr 7th C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • Apr 7th Peanuts Hucko, Syracuse NY, dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Apr 7th Peter Aryans, [PCJ Vander], Dutch radio actor (Shoot Out)
  • Apr 7th Ronald Howard, Norwood England, actor (Naked Edge, Africa-Texas Style)
  • Apr 7th Bobby Doerr, American baseball player

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Apr 8th Betty [Bloomer] Ford, US 1st lady (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic (d. 2011)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Apr 8th Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
  • Apr 9th Jorn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House)
  • Apr 10th Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 11th Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, journalist
  • Apr 11th Richard Wainwright, MP
  • Apr 11th William Perrie, British prison governor
  • Apr 12th 18th earl of Derby, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 13th Audrey Barker, writer
  • Apr 14th Mary Healy, actress (2nd Fiddle, He Married his Wife), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 15th John Baragrey, Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of NY)

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Apr 16th Spike Milligan, India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • Apr 16th Joan Alexander, American actress
  • Apr 16th Dick Gibson, British racing driver
  • Apr 17th Anne Shirley, UK, actress (Devil & Daniel Webster, Stella Dallas)

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Apr 17th William Holden, American actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB), born in O'Fallon, Illinois (d. 1981)

  • Apr 18th Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64)
  • Apr 18th Roger de Grey, president (Royal Academy)
  • Apr 18th Tony Mottola, Kearney NJ, guitarist/host (Melody Street)
  • Apr 18th Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
  • Apr 22nd Mickey Vernon, baseball player
  • Apr 23rd Anthony Craxton, British TV producer
  • Apr 23rd Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
  • Apr 23rd Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • Apr 25th Astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)
  • Apr 25th Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)
  • Apr 26th Fanny Blankers-Koen, Holland, 100m/200m dash, hurdler (Olym-gold-1948)
  • Apr 26th Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
  • Apr 26th Stafford Repp, California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
  • Apr 27th John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)
  • Apr 27th Kirby Stone, jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 27th Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!)
  • Apr 27th Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy
  • Apr 29th Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
  • Apr 30th W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940)
  • May 1st Jack Paar, Canton Ohio, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004)
  • May 1st Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • May 2nd Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat
  • May 3rd Ted Bates, English former footballer (d. 2003)
  • May 4th Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
  • May 4th Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (d. 2004)
  • May 5th Erbie Bowser, pianist
  • May 6th Godfrey Ridout, composer
  • May 6th Sydney Chatton, England