Birthdays in History in 1908

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 250

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Jan 9 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)

  • Jan 12 Ben Seijes, Dutch historian (WWII)
  • Jan 12 Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)

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Jan 15 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2003)

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • Jan 16 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • Jan 17 Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer
  • Jan 18 Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
  • Jan 18 Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1972)
  • Jan 19 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Jan 23 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
  • Jan 23 Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
  • Jan 25 Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar)
  • Jan 27 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, (d. 1993)
  • Jan 29 Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
  • Feb 1 Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
  • Feb 1 George Pal, Hungarian/US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
  • Feb 5 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • Feb 6 Amintore Fanfani, premier of Italy
  • Feb 6 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, national Park Warden
  • Feb 8 Leslie Kenneth O'Brien, Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, missionary
  • Feb 11 Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
  • Feb 11 Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
  • Feb 12 Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • Feb 12 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • Feb 15 Sidney Gilliat, producer
  • Feb 15 Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)
  • Feb 15 Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 20 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1)
  • Feb 20 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix
  • Feb 22 Romulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
  • Feb 23 William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
  • Feb 25 Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
  • Feb 26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
  • Feb 26 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 28 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
  • Feb 29 Balthus, painter (Valerie)
  • Mar 2 Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist
  • Mar 2 Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
  • Mar 2 Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 4 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • Mar 5 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • Mar 7 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st chamber member (CPN)
  • Mar 10 Carl Albert, US speaker of house (1971-77)
  • Mar 12 David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician
  • Mar 12 Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
  • Mar 13 Walter Annenberg, publisher (Triangle-TV Guide)/Amb to GB, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 14 Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher
  • Mar 14 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; d. 1991)
  • Mar 17 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • Mar 22 Maurice Stans, American politician, Secretary of Commerce and Watergate figure, born in Shakopee, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • Mar 22 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, born in Langenbeutingen (d. 2000)

  • Mar 22 Louis D L'Amour, author (Hondo, Jubal Sackett), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Mar 22 Maurice H Stans, Shakope Minn, Secretary of Commerce (1969-72)
  • Mar 23 Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate
  • Mar 25 Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director, born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 26 Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], American writer (Egg & I)
  • Mar 26 Kenneth Mellanby, entomologist
  • Mar 26 Robert William Paine, architect
  • Mar 27 Jacques [Izaak] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book)
  • Apr 1 Abraham H Maslow, US psychologist (humanistic psychology)
  • Apr 4 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Apr 5 Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (d. 1986)
  • Apr 7 Le Duan, Vietnamese politician
  • Apr 8 Neil Lawson, British high court judge
  • Apr 9 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian/French painter/author (Op Art)
  • Apr 10 Aidan Crawley, CEO (London Weekend TV)
  • Apr 11 Masura Ibuka, industrialist
  • Apr 12 Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia
  • Apr 12 John T Hughes, Bishop to Forces
  • Apr 12 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American Air Force pilot (d. 2006)
  • Apr 18 Edward Roberts, bishop (Ely)
  • Apr 18 Henry Guinness, missionary
  • Apr 20 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch
  • Apr 23 Herbert Telley, British actuary
  • Apr 23 Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006)
  • Apr 28 Arnoud Breeveld, Suriname bishop
  • Apr 29 Jack [Stewart] Williamson, American sci-fi author (Cometeers)
  • Apr 30 Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic foreign and later prime minister (d. 1970)
  • May 1 Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
  • May 5 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • May 5 Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989)
  • May 9 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
  • May 10 Carl Albert, (D) speaker of the House
  • May 10 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP
  • May 13 Michael Richardson, commandant (Home for Disabled Sailors)
  • May 16 Hilary Preston, editor
  • May 16 Mohammed Roem, Indonesian foreign minister (Linggadjati)

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May 23 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • May 23 Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)
  • May 24 Michael Roberts, historian
  • May 25 Theodore Roethke, American poet (Words for the Wind)
  • May 26 Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
  • May 27 Alex Brown, snooker player
  • May 27 Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • May 30 Mel[vin J] Blanc, voice (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig)
  • Jun 1 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), born in Suffolk, England (d.1996)
  • Jun 4 Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Hitler's reputed lover and half (d. 1931)
  • Jun 4 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • Jun 4 Earl of Halsbury, chancellor (Brunei University)
  • Jun 5 Jack Jacob, senior master (British Supreme Court)
  • Jun 9 J F Williams-Wynne, Lord-Lieutenant (Gwynedd)
  • Jun 10 Brinsley Ford, CEO (National Art Collections Fund)
  • Jun 10 Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945)
  • Jun 12 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Jun 12 Marina Semenova, Russian ballerina
  • Jun 13 Maria E Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage)

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Jun 15 Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Jun 17 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
  • Jun 17 Enrique Peralta Azurdia, Colonel and military President of Guatemala (1963-66), born in Guatemala City (d. 1997)
  • Jun 18 Bud Collyer, American TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 19 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)
  • Jun 21 William Frankena, American philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Jun 22 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher
  • Jun 23 Paulus Akkerman [Paul fen Nijenborn], Frisian writer (Each om Each), born in Oldeboorn (d. 1982)
  • Jun 24 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military officer (d. 1976)
  • Jun 25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)
  • Jun 28 James L Reinsch, media-adviser (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy)
  • Jun 29 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe)
  • Jun 30 Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)
  • Jun 30 Monica Maurice, industrialist
  • Jun 30 Winston Graham, British writer (Poldark novels), born in Manchester (d. 2003)
  • Jul 1 Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • Jul 2 Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner

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Jul 2 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jul 3 Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)
  • Jul 3 M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
  • Jul 3 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
  • Jul 7 Evert W Beth, Dutch mathematician/philosopher
  • Jul 7 Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)
  • Jul 7 Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)

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Jul 8 Nelson Rockefeller, American politician (Vice President: 1974-1977; Governor of New York (R), 1959-73), born in Bar Harbor, Maine (d. 1979)

Businessman and US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Businessman and US Vice President
Nelson Rockefeller
  • Jul 9 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Jul 12 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician
  • Jul 14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • Jul 16 Aruna Asaf Ali, politician
  • Jul 16 Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral
  • Jul 18 Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)

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Jul 20 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, born in Gweedore, Ireland (d. 1932)

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • Jul 22 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 25 Joseph Mitchell, writer

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Jul 26 Salvador Allende, President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1973)

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • Jul 27 Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)
  • Aug 4 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
  • Aug 4 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
  • Aug 5 Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
  • Aug 6 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • Aug 6 Sol Adler, economist Sinophile
  • Aug 8 Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
  • Aug 8 Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
  • Aug 12 Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
  • Aug 14 Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)
  • Aug 16 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (The New Yorker), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Aug 18 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu), born in North Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 18 Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)
  • Aug 20 John Reginald Bevins, politician
  • Aug 20 Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)
  • Aug 21 M. M. Kaye, British writer (The Far Pavilions), born in Shimla, India (d. 2004)

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Aug 22 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Aug 23 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), born in Kislovodsk, Terek Oblast, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 23 Cornelis van Dis sr., Dutch chemist and politician
  • Aug 23 Hannah Frank, Scottish artist and sculptor, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Aug 26 W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
  • Aug 27 Frank Leahy, O'Neill Nebraska, football coach (Notre Dame)

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Aug 27 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), born in Stonewall, Texas (d. 1973)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Aug 27 Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
  • Aug 28 Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1996)
  • Aug 30 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1996)
  • Aug 31 William Saroyan, American novelist and playwright (Time of Your Life), born in Fresno, California (d. 1981)
  • Sep 1 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
  • Sep 3 Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (d. 1988)
  • Sep 4 Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)
  • Sep 4 Richard Wright, American author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children)
  • Sep 6 Anthony Wagner, genealogist
  • Sep 7 Michael E DeBakey, artificial heart pioneer
  • Sep 8 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert
  • Sep 9 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
  • Sep 10 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 Everhardus J van Romondt, physician/Dutch Antillean minister of Eco
  • Sep 15 Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)
  • Sep 16 Beecher Moore, British sailor, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 16 James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
  • Sep 18 Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)
  • Sep 19 Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian)
  • Sep 19 Tatsuo Shimabuku, founder of Isshinryu Karate (d. 1975)
  • Sep 20 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist
  • Sep 20 Levon-Karapet His Holiness Vasken Baidjian, patriach of Etchmiadzin
  • Sep 26 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker
  • Sep 27 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier
  • Sep 29 James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer
  • Sep 30 Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
  • Oct 5 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)
  • Oct 6 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • Oct 9 Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), born in Coffee County, Alabama (d. 1987)
  • Oct 9 Harry Hooton, Australian poet, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (d. 1961)
  • Oct 10 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer
  • Oct 10 Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
  • Oct 12 Ann Lane Petry, American journalist and author (Street), born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut (d. 1997)