Famous People Born in 1920

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  • Jan 1 Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
  • Jan 1 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • Jan 1 Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Jan 2 Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector

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Jan 2 Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Jan 2 Penelope Jessel, politcal activist
  • Jan 2 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker
  • Jan 3 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • Jan 4 Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
  • Jan 4 William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon)
  • Jan 5 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
  • Jan 5 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
  • Jan 6 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • Jan 6 Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
  • Jan 6 Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 6 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  • Jan 6 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 Albert Meltzer, anarchist
  • Jan 7 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
  • Jan 7 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, engineer/Industrialist
  • Jan 8 Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Jan 8 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jan 9 Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Clive Dunn, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • Jan 9 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
  • Jan 10 Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
  • Jan 10 Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • Jan 11 John Powell, campaigner
  • Jan 12 James Farmer, Marshall, Tex, civil rights leader
  • Jan 12 Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist
  • Jan 14 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • Jan 14 Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
  • Jan 14 George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
  • Jan 15 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 15 John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
  • Jan 15 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Elliott Reid, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 17 Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician
  • Jan 17 Nora Kaye, prima ballerina, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 19 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian diplomat, 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1982-91) and Prime Minister of Peru (2000-01), born in Lima
  • Jan 20 DeForest Kelley, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 20 Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
  • Jan 20 Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist
  • Jan 20 Sam M Gibbons, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- )
  • Jan 20 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)

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Jan 20 Federico Fellini, Rimini, Kingdom of Italy, film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • Jan 21 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
  • Jan 21 Torsten Nilsson, composer
  • Jan 22 George Breakston, actor/director (Jungle Stampede), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 22 Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
  • Jan 22 William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
  • Jan 23 Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • Jan 24 Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
  • Jan 24 Jerry Maren, actor (munchkin-Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese)
  • Jan 26 Derek Bond, actor (Nicholas Nickelby), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 26 John Logan Gorlay, journalist
  • Jan 27 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 27 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • Jan 29 Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
  • Jan 29 José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30 George Skibine, Russ/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
  • Jan 30 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • Jan 30 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • Jan 31 Robert Hersant, press baron
  • Jan 31 Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)
  • Jan 31 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), born in Bradley, Staffordshire (d. 2014)
  • Feb 1 Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman
  • Feb 2 An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
  • Feb 3 Bibi Osterwald, New Brunswick NJ, actress (Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • Feb 3 Henry Heimlich, doctor/inventor (Heimlich maneuver)
  • Feb 3 Stan Ockers, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1955, 56)
  • Feb 3 Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 3 George A. Miller, Charleston, West Virginia, cognitive psychologist (the magical number seven), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 4 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Feb 5 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • Feb 6 James H Scheuer, (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- )
  • Feb 7 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • Feb 8 Buddy Blattner, baseball player

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Feb 8 Lana Turner, Wallace Idaho, actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • Feb 10 Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)
  • Feb 10 J Heslop-Harrison, botanist
  • Feb 11 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 11 Daniel F[rancis] Galouye, US, sci-fi author (Dark Universe, Last Leap)
  • Feb 11 Farouk I, Cairo, last King of Egypt (1936-52)
  • Feb 11 Paul Peter Piech, artist
  • Feb 12 William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
  • Feb 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • Feb 13 Bryant Boudleaux, Shellman Ga, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)
  • Feb 13 Eileen Farrell, Willimantic Conn, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody)
  • Feb 14 Arnold Elton, consultant surgeon
  • Feb 15 Ingmar Milveden, composer
  • Feb 15 Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers)
  • Feb 15 Richard O'Brien, CEO (Manpower Services Commission)
  • Feb 15 Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • Feb 16 Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
  • Feb 16 Lee Russell, vocalist (Vincent Lopez), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 16 Anna Mae Hays, American army general
  • Feb 17 Colin Franklin, doctor
  • Feb 17 Paul Fetler, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 17 Trevor Oswald Ling, religious studies professor
  • Feb 18 Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
  • Feb 18 Jack Palance, [Walter Palanuik], Lattimer Pa, actor (City Slickers)
  • Feb 19 Frances K Bairstow, educator/labor relations consultant
  • Feb 19 George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)
  • Feb 19 C. Z. Guest, American socialite (d. 2003)
  • Feb 19 Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 20 Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
  • Feb 20 Liesbeth Tonckens, [Wilhelmina], actress/lecturer (Free People)
  • Feb 20 Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • Feb 22 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer
  • Feb 22 Del Wood [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • Feb 23 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • Feb 23 Hall Overton, Bangor Michigan, composer (Enchanted Pear Tree)
  • Feb 23 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), born in London (d. 2013)
  • Feb 23 Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
  • Feb 24 Frank Rogers, CEO (NPA Telegraph)
  • Feb 25 Antony Duff, British diplomat, Head of MI5, advocate for the homeless (d. 2000)
  • Feb 25 Hayes Gordon, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 25 Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
  • Feb 26 A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
  • Feb 26 Antony Kearey, TV producer
  • Feb 26 Tony Randall, [Leonard Rosenberg], actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 26 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Feb 26 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • Feb 27 David Vere Bendall, former diplomat
  • Feb 27 Jose Melis, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Feb 27 Reg Simpson, cricketer (prolific England opener 1948-55), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 28 Edward Kassner, music publisher
  • Feb 28 Jim Olin, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
  • Feb 28 Marjorie M Sweeting, English geomorphologist
  • Feb 29 Arthur Franz, Perth Amboy NJ, actor (Invaders From Mars, Young Lions)
  • Feb 29 James Mitchell, actor (Palmer-All My Children), born in Sacramento, California
  • Feb 29 Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72)
  • Feb 29 Michèle Morgan, French actress
  • Feb 29 Ivan Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003)
  • Mar 1 Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
  • Mar 1 Howard Nemerov, US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist (Blue Swallows)
  • Mar 1 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
  • Mar 2 Enrique Franco, composer
  • Mar 3 James Doohan, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 3 Julius Boros, golfer (PGA Champ 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
  • Mar 4 Marcella Grady Jennings, rancher
  • Mar 4 Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)
  • Mar 4 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89 ), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Mar 5 Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st African American female bishop (Methodist)
  • Mar 5 Virginia Christine, Stanton, Iowa, American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo)
  • Mar 5 José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
  • Mar 6 Lewis Gilbert, director/actor (You Only Live Twice), born in London, England
  • Mar 6 Roger Price, Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)
  • Mar 7 Willie Watson, cricketer (England batsman & soccer international)
  • Mar 8 Eileen Herlie, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 8 Eva Dahlbeck, Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
  • Mar 8 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
  • Mar 9 Carl Betz, Pitts, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show)
  • Mar 10 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)
  • Mar 10 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • Mar 10 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • Mar 11 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • Mar 11 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
  • Mar 11 Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
  • Mar 13 Frans van der Elst, Flemish attorney/MP (Volksunie)
  • Mar 14 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Great Britain, high jumper (Oly-silver-36, 48)
  • Mar 14 Hank Ketcham, cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
  • Mar 15 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • Mar 15 Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
  • Mar 15 E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Mar 16 John Addison, Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Acad Award)
  • Mar 16 Leo McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 16 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • Mar 16 Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary (d. 2002)
  • Mar 16 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
  • Mar 16 Sid Fleischman, American author
  • Mar 17 John La Montaine, Oak Park Ill, composer (Pulitzer 1959), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 18 Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator
  • Mar 19 Tige Andrews, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Mar 19 Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (d. 2002)
  • Mar 20 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician
  • Mar 21 Bruno Maderna, composer [or Apr 21]
  • Mar 21 Georg Ots, Estonian singer (d. 1975)
  • Mar 21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (d. 1970)
  • Mar 22 Werner Klemperer, actor (Col Klink in Hogan's Heroes), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Fanny Waterman, concert pianist & teacher
  • Mar 22 Ross Martin, Grodek Poland, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West)
  • Mar 23 Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Bush, composer
  • Mar 23 James Brown, Desdemona Tx, actor (Lt Rip Masters-Rin Tin Tin)
  • Mar 23 Jimmy Edwards, comedy actor (Barnes)
  • Mar 23 Neal Smith, (Rep-D-IA, 1959- )
  • Mar 23 Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • Mar 24 Gene Nelson, [Berg], actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 25 Patrick Troughton, actor (Doctor Who)
  • Mar 25 Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
  • Mar 26 George E Brown Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73- )
  • Mar 26 Sergio Livingstone, Santiago, Chile, football player and journalist (52 caps), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
  • Mar 27 Robin Jacques, illustrator (d. 1995)
  • Mar 28 Gene Chappie, (Rep-R-CA, 1981-86)