Birthdays in History in 1907

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 266

  • Jan 2 Edward Albert Radice, economist
  • Jan 5 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
  • Jan 5 Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts
  • Jan 6 David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
  • Jan 7 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1993)
  • Jan 11 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)
  • Jan 11 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 12 Sergei Korolev, scientist
  • Jan 13 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse who tried save Izieu children from Nazis), born in Warsaw (d. 1996)
  • Jan 14 Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
  • Jan 14 Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician
  • Jan 14 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (d. 1985)
  • Jan 16 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
  • Jan 16 Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • Jan 20 Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
  • Jan 22 Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
  • Jan 23 Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • Jan 24 Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • Jan 24 Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
  • Feb 1 Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • Feb 1 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • Feb 2 Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
  • Feb 3 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • Feb 5 Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
  • Feb 5 Norton Simon, American industrialist (Hunts Foods, Norton Simon Museum), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1993)
  • Feb 5 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
  • Feb 6 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor
  • Feb 7 Arthur George Bottomley, politician
  • Feb 7 Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
  • Feb 10 Grace Hamilton, 1st African American member of Georgia state legislature
  • Feb 12 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
  • Feb 16 Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
  • Feb 17 Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
  • Feb 18 Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • Feb 20 Owain Jenkins, company director
  • Feb 21 Wystan Hugh Auden, American poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
  • Feb 23 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
  • Feb 25 Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
  • Feb 28 Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)
  • Mar 2 Jheri [Robert] Redding, American hairdresser and businessman (created the Jheri curl and hair conditioner), born in Rantoul, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Mar 3 Aar van de Werfhorst, [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
  • Mar 3 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter
  • Mar 4 Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (d. 2003)
  • Mar 8 Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (d. 1998)
  • Mar 11 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
  • Mar 11 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • Mar 11 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Labour)
  • Mar 12 (Margaret Peggy McCrorie) Herbison, politician
  • Mar 12 Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 13 Mircea Eliade, religious historian (Le Yoga) [O.S. 02-28]
  • Mar 13 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian

  • Mar 13 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to the Portuguese throne
  • Mar 13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • Mar 17 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen, Formosa, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)
  • Mar 22 James Gavin, US 82nd Airborne Division General (Sicily/Normandy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1900)
  • Mar 22 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • Mar 23 Daniel Bovet, Swiss pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
  • Mar 23 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
  • Mar 24 Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
  • Mar 24 Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
  • Mar 24 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • Mar 24 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
  • Mar 24 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 28 "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
  • Mar 30 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)
  • Apr 4 Nathan M Pusey, Iowa, educator (National Ass for Social Sciences-1963)
  • Apr 5 J Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist/anatomist
  • Apr 8 Maurice Stacey, chemist
  • Apr 11 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (d. 2001)
  • Apr 12 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor (Marine Corps War Memorial), (d. 2003)
  • Apr 12 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Harold Stassen, W (Gov-R-Minn) perennial presidential candidate, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 14 Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti
  • Apr 14 Otto F A H van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden)/MP (KVP)
  • Apr 15 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • Apr 15 Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
  • Apr 16 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
  • Apr 16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • Apr 18 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
  • Apr 22 Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
  • Apr 23 Lee (Elizabeth) Miller, Poughkeepsie New York, American photographer
  • Apr 26 Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
  • Apr 29 Fred Zinneman, Austrian director (From Here to Eternity, Julia)
  • May 1 Jan Pauw, CEO (Aruban Theater Group)
  • May 1 Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
  • May 2 Pinky Lee, children's show host (Pinky Lee Show)
  • May 3 Earl Wilson, Rockford Ohio, columnist (Midnight Earl)
  • May 4 Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)
  • May 5 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • May 9 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • May 9 Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
  • May 11 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • May 12 Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)
  • May 13 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
  • May 13 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)
  • May 13 Laurence Kirwan, archaeologist
  • May 14 Dick Bentley, entertainer
  • May 14 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)
  • May 14 Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
  • May 14 Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)
  • May 15 Phillip Piratin, communist
  • May 15 Sukhdev Thapar, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
  • May 17 Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power
  • May 18 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist
  • May 18 Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)

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May 22 Hergé [Georges Prosper Remi], Belgian comic book creator (The Adventures of Tintin), born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1983)

Cartoonist Hergé
Cartoonist
Hergé
  • May 23 Kenneth Allen, engineer
  • May 23 Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant
  • May 25 U Nu, Wakema, Myaungmya District, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (1948-56, 1960-62)
  • May 26 Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)

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May 27 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and writer (Silent Spring), born in Springdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • May 27 Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)
  • May 28 Frederick George Emmison, archivist/historian
  • May 28 Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal
  • May 29 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, critic
  • May 29 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
  • May 30 Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
  • May 30 Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
  • May 31 Valston Hancock, British air marshal
  • Jun 1 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, born in Coventry, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 2 Dorothy West, US journalist/author (Living is Easy)
  • Jun 4 Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (d. 1944)
  • Jun 4 Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
  • Jun 5 Rolf Bongs, German writer, born in Dusseldolf (d. 1981)
  • Jun 5 Rudolf Peieris, physicist
  • Jun 10 Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
  • Jun 11 Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Man in the Moon)
  • Jun 11 Paul Mellon, American oil magnate/pres (Washington National Gallery of Art)
  • Jun 14 René Char, French poet/painter
  • Jun 14 Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)
  • Jun 16 John Hadfield, author/publisher (Love on a Branch Line)
  • Jun 17 Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
  • Jun 18 Froelich Rainey, Wisc, quiz moderator (What in the World)
  • Jun 19 Clarence Wiseman, 10th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1985)
  • Jun 19 Geroge de Mestral, Swiss engineer (invented Velcro), born in Colombier, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (d. 2008)
  • Jun 24 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
  • Jun 25 J Hans D Jensen, German physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963)
  • Jun 28 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque)
  • Jun 29 Paul O'Dwyer, President of City Council (D-NYC)
  • Jun 30 Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian politician (d. 1950)
  • Jul 2 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist/painter
  • Jul 3 Arthur Steel, Dutch architect (Group '32)
  • Jul 4 Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)

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Jul 6 Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter who explored questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender and race in Mexican society, born in Coyoacán, Mexico City (d. 1954)

Painter Frida Kahlo
Painter
Frida Kahlo
  • Jul 7 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 7 Robert A[nson] Heinlein, American sci-fi author (4 Hugos, Red Planet)
  • Jul 8 George W Romney, (Gov-R-Mich)/US Secretary of HUD (1969-73)
  • Jul 15 Paterson Fraser, British air marshal

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Jul 16 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), born in Brazil, Indiana (d. 1995)

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Businessman
Orville Redenbacher
  • Jul 23 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
  • Jul 27 Denis Rickett, private secretary to Clement Attlee
  • Jul 28 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), born in Berlin, New Hampshire (d. 1983)
  • Jul 29 Melvin Mouron Belli, Sonora California, lawyer (SF's "King of Torts")
  • Aug 2 Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)
  • Aug 3 Ernesto Geisel, politician
  • Aug 7 Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980)
  • Aug 9 Berta Waterstradt, writer
  • Aug 12 James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
  • Aug 13 Alfred Alwin Felix Krupp, Essen Germany, arms manufacturer
  • Aug 13 Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
  • Aug 15 Paul Vincze, Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, born in Galgagyörk, Hungary (d. 1994)
  • Aug 17 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), born in Castres, Tarn (d. 2000)
  • Aug 19 Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1982)
  • Aug 20 Stanley Devon, photographer
  • Aug 21 Miguel Torga [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese writer (O Quarto Dia da Criação do Mundo), born in O Quarto Dia da Criação do Mundo (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)
  • Aug 22 Colin Buchanan, British town planner (Traffic in Towns), born in Simla, India (d. 2001)
  • Aug 22 Cyril Astley Clarke, British physician and geneticist, born in Leicester, England (d. 2000)
  • Aug 25 Desmond Flower, English publisher, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Aug 29 Joseph Wechsberg, Jewish-Czech writer (Looking For a Bluebird), born in Ostrava, Moravia, Czechoslovakia (d. 1983)
  • Aug 30 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 31 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2007)

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Aug 31 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines (US Legion of Merit-1952), born in Iba, Zambales, Philippines (d. 1957)

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Aug 31 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Aug 31 Altiero Spinelli, Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1986)
  • Sep 1 Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
  • Sep 1 Walter P. Reuther, American labor leader and President of the UAW & CIO, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Sep 3 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party
  • Sep 3 Loren Eiseley, professor of Anthropology (Animal Secrets)
  • Sep 4 Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer
  • Sep 4 Maurice Ashley, historian
  • Sep 6 Elizabeth Ferrars, British crime writer, born in Yangon, Myanmar (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 Johnny Kelly, American marathon runner (Berlin 1936, Boston 1935..1991), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Sep 9 Leon Edel, American biographer (Henry James: A Biography 1953–1972 - Pulitzer 1963), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • Sep 10 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • Sep 12 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1963)
  • Sep 13 Victor Reinganum, artist
  • Sep 14 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico
  • Sep 17 Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
  • Sep 17 Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)
  • Sep 18 Edwin M McMillan, American physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)
  • Sep 19 Lewis F Powell Jr, Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)
  • Sep 21 Helen Foster Snow, writer
  • Sep 23 Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
  • Sep 23 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
  • Sep 23 Herbert Kappler, German head of Nazi police and security services (SS) in Rome during WWII, born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1978)
  • Sep 26 Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR