Famous People Born in 1920

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  • Jan 1st Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
  • Jan 1st Roger Peacock, writer
  • Jan 1st Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Jan 2nd Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector

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

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

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Jan 20th 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 21st Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian
  • Jan 21st Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
  • Jan 21st Torsten Nilsson, composer
  • Jan 22nd George Breakston, Paris France, actor/director (Jungle Stampede)
  • Jan 22nd Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
  • Jan 22nd William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
  • Jan 23rd Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • Jan 24th Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
  • Jan 24th Jerry Maren, actor (munchkin-Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese)
  • Jan 26th Derek Bond, actor (Nicholas Nickelby), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 26th John Logan Gorlay, journalist
  • Jan 27th Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 27th John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28th James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • Jan 29th Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
  • Jan 29th José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30th George Skibine, Russ/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
  • Jan 30th Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • Jan 30th Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • Jan 31st Robert Hersant, press baron
  • Jan 31st Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)
  • Jan 31st Bert Williams, Bradley, Staffordshire, footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), (d. 2014)
  • Feb 1st Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman
  • Feb 2nd An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
  • Feb 3rd Bibi Osterwald, New Brunswick NJ, actress (Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • Feb 3rd Henry Heimlich, doctor/inventor (Heimlich maneuver)
  • Feb 3rd Stan Ockers, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1955, 56)
  • Feb 3rd Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 3rd George A. Miller, Charleston, West Virginia, cognitive psychologist (the magical number seven), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 4th Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Feb 5th Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • Feb 6th James H Scheuer, (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- )
  • Feb 7th Oscar Brand, Winnipeg Canada, folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh)
  • Feb 8th Buddy Blattner, baseball player

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

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