Famous People Born in 1921 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 585

  • Apr 19 Will Ogdon, American composer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2013)
  • Apr 20 Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist
  • Apr 20 Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress
  • Apr 21 Jack Fletcher, actor, Grady, Bob Crane Show), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Apr 23 Janet Blair, Altoona Pa, actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family)
  • Apr 23 Warren Spahn, left-handed pitcher (Boston/Milwaukee Braves)
  • Apr 24 Laci Boldemann, composer
  • Apr 25 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet
  • Apr 25 Karel Appel, painter (Vragende Children)
  • Apr 26 Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
  • Apr 26 Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
  • Apr 28 Rowland Evans, White Marsh Pa, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
  • Apr 29 Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun)
  • Apr 30 Roger Easton, American scientist & inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)
  • May 1 12th Lord Middleton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 1 Paul Daels, president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee)
  • May 2 Satyajit Ray, Calcutta India, director (Goddess, Adversary)

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May 3 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • May 3 Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Portuguese leftist colonel
  • May 3 Joe Ames, American singer (d. 2007)
  • May 4 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin)
  • May 4 Patsy Garrett, actress (Nanny & the Professor), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • May 4 Edo Murtić, Croatian painter (d. 2005)
  • May 5 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)

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May 5 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • May 6 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, born in Vienna (d. 1988)
  • May 6 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • May 6 Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)
  • May 7 Gale Robbins, Chic, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex)
  • May 8 Graham Leonard, Bishop of London
  • May 9 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • May 9 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • May 9 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), born in Forchtenberg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • May 10 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 11 Ian Percival, British politician (C) and Solicitor General (d. 1998)
  • May 11 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
  • May 12 Edvard Mikcaeli Mirzoyan, composer
  • May 12 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop (Florence)/Papal candidate
  • May 12 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
  • May 12 Joseph Beuys, Germany, avant-garde painter/politician
  • May 12 Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • May 12 Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
  • May 13 Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
  • May 14 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor (d. 2007)
  • May 16 Harry Carey Jr, Saugus California, actor (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), (d. 2012)
  • May 16 Robert Croften Brown, politician
  • May 17 Dennis Brain, french-hornist (Serenade), born in London, England
  • May 17 John Garlick, British senior civil servant
  • May 17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
  • May 18 Anthony Epstein, FRS/pathologist
  • May 19 Charles van de Reve, slavic (Belief of Kameraden)
  • May 19 Daniel Gelin, Angers France, Maria Schneider's dad, actor (Obsession)
  • May 19 Karel van het Reve, Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)
  • May 19 William H. Stewart, 10th US Surgeon General (1965-69), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2008)
  • May 20 John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
  • May 20 John Marchi, US Senator (Rep-R-NY)
  • May 20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1947)
  • May 20 Hal Newhouser, American baseball player (d. 1998)

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May 21 Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1989)

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • May 21 Leona Wood, painter and dancer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 23 Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)
  • May 23 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • May 23 Loren Tindall, OK, actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost)
  • May 23 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • May 23 Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
  • May 25 Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • May 25 Kitty Kallen, singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • May 26 Frank Mooney, cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests)
  • May 27 Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty (1960)
  • May 27 Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
  • May 28 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • May 28 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • May 29 George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
  • May 29 James Clifton, actor (Live & Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington
  • May 31 Alida Valli, Pola Italy, actress (Miracle of the Bells, 3rd Man)
  • May 31 Andrew Grima, British jeweller
  • May 31 Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
  • May 31 Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
  • Jun 1 Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
  • Jun 2 Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman)
  • Jun 3 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • Jun 4 Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
  • Jun 4 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Pierre, cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28)
  • Jun 7 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
  • Jun 8 Alexis Smith, Penticton BC Canada, actress (Jessica-Dallas, Follies)
  • Jun 8 Alwyn Williams, Vice-Chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • Jun 8 Sheila Ryan, American actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1975)

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Jun 8 Suharto, 2nd Pesident of Indonesia (1967- 98), born in Yogyakarta, Java (d. 2008)

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Jun 8 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Agnes Keleti, Hungary gymnast (Olympic-gold-1952, 56) born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 9 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Jun 10 Philip Mountbatten, Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr Elizabeth II
  • Jun 10 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
  • Jun 11 Michael Meyer, UK, novelist/Ibsen translator (Hedda Gabler)
  • Jun 12 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik J Witteveen, economist/minister of finance/director (IMF)
  • Jun 12 James Houston, author/filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 12 Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 16 Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)
  • Jun 19 Allan Davis, London mayor (1985-86), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jun 19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 19 Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
  • Jun 19 Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist
  • Jun 21 Frank Scott, Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Jun 21 Jane Russell, Bemidji MN, full-figured actress (Outlaw)
  • Jun 21 Jean Kent, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 21 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), born in NYC, New York

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Jun 21 Judy Holliday, American comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • Jun 21 Jean de Broglie, French politician
  • Jun 22 Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
  • Jun 22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 23 Jean [Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano], Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1964-2000), born in Berg Castle, Luxembourg
  • Jun 25 Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer
  • Jun 25 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 26 Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor)
  • Jun 26 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
  • Jun 27 G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Jun 27 Muriel Pavlow, British actress
  • Jun 28 P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )
  • Jun 29 Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • Jun 30 Gordon Reynolds, musician
  • Jul 1 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
  • Jul 3 Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jul 4 Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
  • Jul 4 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)

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Jul 6 Nancy Reagan [Anne Francis Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

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Jul 6 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov

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Jul 7 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Jul 7 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 1998)
  • Jul 7 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
  • Jul 10 Eunice Shriver, founder (Special Olympics)

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Jul 10 Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Jul 10 Jeff Donnell, South Windham Maine, actor (Gidget Goes to Rome)
  • Jul 10 Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, composer
  • Jul 10 Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
  • Jul 11 Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress
  • Jul 12 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
  • Jul 12 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 13 Charles Scribner Jr, music publisher (Scribner)
  • Jul 13 Ernest Gold [Goldner], Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), born in Vienna (d. 1999)
  • Jul 13 Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • Jul 13 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • Jul 14 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), born in Boston, America (d. 2016)
  • Jul 15 Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
  • Jul 16 Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
  • Jul 16 Trevor Williams, scientific consultant
  • Jul 17 Acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)
  • Jul 17 George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
  • Jul 17 František Zvarík, Slovakian actor

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Jul 17 Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone

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Jul 18 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
  • Jul 20 Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
  • Jul 21 Billy Taylor, orchestra leader (David Frost Show), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Jul 22 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • Jul 23 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 23 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • Jul 23 Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
  • Jul 23 Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
  • Jul 23 Jerome Rosen, composer
  • Jul 23 Peter Twiss, test pilot
  • Jul 24 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • Jul 25 John Christopherson, artist/collector
  • Jul 26 Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 27 Émile Genest, Quebec actor (d. 2003)
  • Jul 29 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, born in Llandudno (d. 1996)
  • Jul 29 Richard Egan, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 30 Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
  • Jul 30 Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
  • Jul 30 Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 31 Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
  • Jul 31 Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Jack Kramer, American tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d.2009)
  • Aug 1 Vic Marshall, chemist
  • Aug 3 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Aug 3 Hayden Carruth, novelist (Crow & Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 3 Marilyn Maxwell, actress (East of Sumatra)
  • Aug 3 Richard Adler, NYC composer (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees)

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Aug 4 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Aug 5 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
  • Aug 6 Ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN)
  • Aug 7 Karel Husa, composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 7 M J bin Gorion, writer
  • Aug 7 Manitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
  • Aug 8 Roger Nixon, American composer, born in Tulare, California (d. 2009)
  • Aug 8 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • Aug 8 Webb Pierce, American singer (d. 1991)
  • Aug 8 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • Aug 9 J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • Aug 9 Ernest Angley, televangelist
  • Aug 10 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)

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Aug 11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley