Famous People Born in 1920 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 649

  • Mar 28 Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator
  • Mar 29 John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)
  • Mar 31 Deborah "Debs" Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 2014)
  • Apr 1 Joan Frances Will, actress

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Apr 1 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese writer and actor (Shogun), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 1997)

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • Apr 2 Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 3 Stan Freeman, pianist (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Apr 3 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 4 Eric Rohmer, Nancy France, actor (6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval)
  • Apr 5 Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)
  • Apr 5 Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)
  • Apr 5 Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)
  • Apr 6 Bernard Carter, British painter/etcher

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Apr 7 Ravi Shankar, British musician (the Pandit), born in Varanasi, India (d. 2012)

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • Apr 7 Terence Armstrong, British polar geographer (d. 1996)
  • Apr 8 Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
  • Apr 8 Erik Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • Apr 9 Alexander Moulton, English bicycle designer (folding bicycle)
  • Apr 9 Art Van Damme, Norway Mich, jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz)
  • Apr 9 David Walker, Professor of Law (Glasgow University)
  • Apr 9 F Don Miller, Boxing coach (Olympic-1956), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Apr 11 Marlen Haushofer, writer
  • Apr 11 Emilio Colombo, Potenza, Italy, Prime Minister (1970-2), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 12 H R Hewitt, CEO (Johnson Matthey)
  • Apr 12 Robert Fizdale, pianist (Misia), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 13 Liam Cosgrave, leader (Fine Gael Party)
  • Apr 13 Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)
  • Apr 13 Claude Cheysson, French politician
  • Apr 13 John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
  • Apr 13 Ken Nordine, Cherokee Iowa, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz)
  • Apr 14 Eduardo Maturana, composer
  • Apr 14 John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court Justice
  • Apr 15 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart
  • Apr 15 Thomas Szasz, psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor
  • Apr 16 John William Farr, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 16 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo)
  • Apr 17 Bengt N Anderberg, Swedish poet/writer (Kain)
  • Apr 17 Joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter
  • Apr 18 Walter Clegg, British politician (C), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 1994)
  • Apr 19 Frank Fontaine, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Apr 20 John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )
  • Apr 20 Ronald Speirs, WWII Veteran (d. 2007)
  • Apr 21 Bruno Maderna, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21], born in Venice, Italy
  • Apr 21 Christopher Dark, NY, actor, Suddenly, Tenderfoot)
  • Apr 21 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • Apr 22 Hal March, actor/TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 22 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Misery of the Word)
  • Apr 23 Eric Yarrow, CEO (Clydesdale Bank)
  • Apr 23 Louis Barron, composer
  • Apr 25 Jean Carmet, actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic)
  • Apr 25 Marre, reformer of the bar
  • Apr 26 Juan C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
  • Apr 27 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956)
  • Apr 27 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet
  • Apr 27 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • Apr 28 Nan Merriman, US/Neth singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orch)
  • Apr 29 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster
  • Apr 29 Harold Samuel Shapero, Lynn Mass, composer (9 Minute Opera)
  • Apr 30 Duncan Hamilton, driver
  • Apr 30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist/composer
  • May 2 Jacob Gilboa, composer
  • May 2 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
  • May 2 Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist (d. 2000)
  • May 5 John Hidalgo Moya, architect/designer (Skylon)
  • May 6 John Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England)
  • May 8 Maurice Cranston, political scientist
  • May 8 Sloan Wilson, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • May 8 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • May 8 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, born in Helsinki (d. 1991)
  • May 9 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), born in Newbury (d. 2016)
  • May 9 William Tenn, American author
  • May 10 Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • May 10 Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Beryl Bryden, jazz singer
  • May 11 Denver Pyle, Bethune Colo, actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Tammy, Doris Day)
  • May 13 Ratu Kasmisere Mara, PM of Fiji (1960-70, 70- )/pres (1994- )
  • May 13 Gareth Morris, British flautist (d. 2007)
  • May 15 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet
  • May 16 Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)
  • May 16 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • May 17 Harriet Van Horne, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 17 Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

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May 18 John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005), born in Wadowice, Poland (d. 2005)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 18 Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • May 19 Tina Strobos, Netherlands, physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, (d. 2012)
  • May 20 Betty Driver, actress (Penny Paradise)
  • May 20 John Cruickshank, banker
  • May 20 William Simpson, British trade union leader
  • May 21 Anthony Steel, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse), born in London, England
  • May 22 Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic
  • May 22 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (proposed steady-state theory of universe)
  • May 23 Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
  • May 23 Sid Melton, American actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 26 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
  • May 26 Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)
  • May 27 Michael Webster, CEO (DRG)
  • May 27 William Crawshay, Lord-Lt of Gwent
  • May 29 Robin Haydon, British diplomat
  • May 29 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2017)
  • May 30 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • May 30 John Heawood, actor/singer/choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  • May 31 Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Balt Orioles)
  • Jun 2 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist
  • Jun 2 Yolande Donlan, NJ, actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess)
  • Jun 2 Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-born cr
  • Jun 2 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (d. 2003)
  • Jun 2 Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
  • Jun 3 Lord Brandon of Oakbrook, Lord of appeal (Ordinary)
  • Jun 4 Marion Motley, NFL running back (all-time leading AAFC rusher)
  • Jun 4 Russell E. Train, Jamestown, Rhode Island, environmentalist/administrator (EPA, WWF), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 5 Cornelius Ryan, US historian/writer (Italians: Face of a Nation)
  • Jun 5 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • Jun 5 Marion Motley, AAFC, NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh)
  • Jun 7 Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)
  • Jun 8 A J Mottram, tennis player
  • Jun 8 Bert Leysen, TV director (Belgian National TV)
  • Jun 8 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 Isobel June Braybrooke English, novellist
  • Jun 10 Zbynek Vostrak, composer
  • Jun 11 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, King of Nepal (1955-72)
  • Jun 11 Hazel Scott, Trinidad, singer/pianist (Hazel Scott)
  • Jun 11 Irving Howe, US, writer/critic (World of Our Fathers)
  • Jun 11 Robert Hutton, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), born in Kingston, New York
  • Jun 12 Peter Jones, England, actor (From a Bird's Eye View)
  • Jun 12 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 Jim Siedow, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Jun 13 Eiji Okada, actor (Traffic Jam, Yakuza, Ugly American)
  • Jun 13 Knut Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Jun 14 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, composer
  • Jun 15 Amy Clampitt, American poet (The Kingfisher), born in Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 George Ernest Leslie, trade union official
  • Jun 15 Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (d. 2008)
  • Jun 16 John Howard Griffin, US, photographer/author (Black Like Me)
  • Jun 16 Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian scientist (d. 2002)
  • Jun 16 José López Portillo, President of Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Beryl Reid, actress (Joseph Andrews, Psychomania, Yellowbeard)
  • Jun 17 Francois Jacob, France, biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Patrick Duffy, British politician (L), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • Jun 17 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (d. 1981)
  • Jun 17 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • Jun 18 Aster Berkhof, [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ)
  • Jun 18 Ian Carmichael, Hull England, actor (Lucky Jim, I'm Alright Jack)
  • Jun 20 Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge
  • Jun 21 Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC)
  • Jun 22 Chandrasekhar Sarwate, cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52)
  • Jun 22 Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator
  • Jun 22 Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 23 Paul Des Marais, composer
  • Jun 24 Bernhard Krol, composer
  • Jun 24 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot
  • Jun 26 Michael Eastham, high court judge
  • Jun 27 I A L Diamond, screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment)
  • Jun 28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • Jun 29 Ray Harryhausen, movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 30 Sam Moskowitz, SF fandom historian
  • Jun 30 Zeno Colo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Jul 1 Harold Sakata, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Jul 2 Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
  • Jul 3 John Ayers Lessard, composer
  • Jul 3 Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door, Got a Secret), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jul 4 Leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat
  • Jul 4 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
  • Jul 5 Issachar Miron, composer
  • Jul 5 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist
  • Jul 6 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • Jul 8 Dolph Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 8 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish industrialist (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • Jul 10 David Brinkley, NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Jul 10 Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer (antiproton, Nobel-1959)

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Jul 11 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • Jul 12 Keith Andes, Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)
  • Jul 12 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jul 12 Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
  • Jul 12 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, West Point New York, American artist

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Jul 12 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)

  • Jul 13 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • Jul 13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 15 Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • Jul 15 Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
  • Jul 16 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • Jul 17 Bill Monroe, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 17 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jul 17 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • Jul 17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • Jul 17 Gordon Gould, American physicist, inventor of the laser, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Jul 18 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World)
  • Jul 18 Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Robert Christiani, cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests)
  • Jul 19 Robert Mann, composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 20 Elliot L Richardson, Attorney General (1973)/Sec of Defense (1973)
  • Jul 20 Jack Harman, British general
  • Jul 20 Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
  • Jul 20 Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
  • Jul 21 Constantly, [A Nieuwenhuys], painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens)
  • Jul 21 Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)
  • Jul 21 Manuel Valls Gorina, composer
  • Jul 22 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • Jul 22 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester