Birthdays in History in 1912

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 299

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Jan 1 Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

  • Jan 1 Victor Reuther, American labor leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Jan 1 Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2 Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
  • Jan 3 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • Jan 3 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 5 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
  • Jan 6 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
  • Jan 7 Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
  • Jan 9 Ralph Tubbs, architect
  • Jan 10 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
  • Jan 11 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • Jan 15 Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 Franz Tumler, Austrian author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • Jan 18 Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
  • Jan 18 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
  • Jan 19 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • Jan 19 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
  • Jan 19 Leonid V Kantorovich, economist (Nobel), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 21 Konrad Bloch, German biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • Jan 25 Lucius E Burch Jr, US lawyer/civil rights leader
  • Jan 26 Cora Baird, American puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India (d. 1990)
  • Jan 27 Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher
  • Jan 27 E. R. Braithwaite, diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2016)

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Jan 28 Jackson Pollock, American expressionist painter (Lavender Mist), born in Cody, Wyoming (d. 1956)

  • Jan 28 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • Jan 29 Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
  • Jan 30 Barbara Tuchman, American historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • Jan 30 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • Feb 2 Millvina Dean, last living survivour of the RMS Titanic.
  • Feb 3 Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information
  • Feb 4 Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
  • Feb 4 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
  • Feb 6 Eva Braun, mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born Munich Germany
  • Feb 7 Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist {d. 1981}
  • Feb 9 Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist
  • Feb 10 Lord Orr-Ewing [Charles Ian], great-grandson of Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, Bt
  • Feb 11 Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
  • Feb 12 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • Feb 14 Edmund George Love, American teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
  • Feb 14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • Feb 14 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
  • Feb 14 Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
  • Feb 15 George Mikes, Hungarian British writer (How to Be an Alien)
  • Feb 16 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
  • Feb 16 Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
  • Feb 16 Maitland Mackie, Lord Lt (Aberdeenshire)
  • Feb 17 Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
  • Feb 19 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher

  • Feb 20 Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
  • Feb 21 Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • Feb 27 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • Feb 28 Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)
  • Mar 1 Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, archbishop of Toronto (d. 2003)
  • Mar 4 Afro, [Basaldella], Italian painter
  • Mar 4 Carl Marzani, American documentarian (d. 1994)
  • Mar 6 Madge Adam, astronomer
  • Mar 8 Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
  • Mar 9 Alan David Melville, polymath
  • Mar 11 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
  • Mar 12 James McKay, lord provost of Edinburgh
  • Mar 12 Kylie Tennant, novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)
  • Mar 12 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
  • Mar 13 James Friell, political cartoonist
  • Mar 15 Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald, fighter pilot
  • Mar 15 Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)
  • Mar 16 Patricia Nixon, [Thelma Catherine], Ely Nevada, 1st lady (1968-74)
  • Mar 19 Adolf Galland, fighter Pilot
  • Mar 22 Henri Rousselot, admiral
  • Mar 22 Lord Alport [Cuthbert Alport], politician, cabinet minister, and life peer

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Mar 23 Werner von Braun, German rocket scientist (I Aim at the Stars), born in Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland) (d. 1977)

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun

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Mar 24 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height

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Mar 27 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • Mar 28 A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, UK, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space)
  • Mar 28 Marina Raskova, Russian navigator (d. 1943)
  • Mar 29 Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (d. 1979)
  • Mar 30 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar/naturalist
  • Mar 31 Wilhelmus Berkelmans, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Apr 3 Addeke H Boerma, Dutch dir-gen (FAO)
  • Apr 3 Bert Bakker, Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands)
  • Apr 7 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman
  • Apr 9 Lew Kopelew, Russian author (d. 1997)
  • Apr 10 Roy Hofheinz, engineer (Houston Astrodome)
  • Apr 12 Georges Franju, French director (Judex, L'homme sans visage)
  • Apr 12 Harold Maguire, British air marshal
  • Apr 13 Roy Winsor, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 14 Robert Doisneau, photographer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 15 Kim Il-sung, Founder, dictator and Supreme Leader of North-Korea (1948-94), born in Mangyongdae, Japanese Korea (d. 1994)

North Korean founder and dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean founder and dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • Apr 15 Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
  • Apr 16 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
  • Apr 17 Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival Pioneer
  • Apr 18 John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer
  • Apr 18 Wendy Barrie, Hong Kong, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show)
  • Apr 19 Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)
  • Apr 19 William Murray, teacher/educationalist
  • Apr 20 Ed Jones, (Rep-D-TN, 1969- )
  • Apr 20 Frederick Craig Riddle, violist
  • Apr 20 Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)
  • Apr 21 Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)
  • Apr 21 Eve Arnold, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 25 Gladys L Presley, mother of Elvis
  • Apr 26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)
  • Apr 27 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), born in Seraing, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • Apr 27 Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist
  • Apr 28 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WWII)
  • Apr 29 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor
  • Apr 29 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
  • Apr 30 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, soldier/politician
  • May 1 Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
  • May 2 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
  • May 2 Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
  • May 5 W Fenton Morley, preacher
  • May 6 Barend Roest Crollius, painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)
  • May 6 Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral
  • May 7 Paul H F Brenneker, Neth/Antillian photographer/folklorist
  • May 8 George Woodcock, author
  • May 8 Gertrud Fussenegger, [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
  • May 9 Per Imerslund, "The aryan idol" (d. 1943)
  • May 10 Edward Gardner, Queen's Court/MP
  • May 12 Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (d. 2004)
  • May 13 Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator
  • May 15 Alexis Kagame, Rwanda, priest/writer
  • May 16 Studs Terkel, American author/host (Stud's Place, Working), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Archibald Cox, special prosecutor (Watergate)
  • May 18 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
  • May 18 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 20 Joseph Proce, 3rd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • May 21 John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)
  • May 22 Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch farmer and politician (Farmers Party)
  • May 23 David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
  • May 23 Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)
  • May 25 Princess Dukhye of Korea (d. 1989)
  • May 26 Janos Kádár, premier Hungary (1956-58)
  • May 27 John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)
  • May 28 Leslie Monson, diplomat
  • May 28 Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
  • May 28 Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist and politician (d. 1992)
  • May 29 John B M R "John" Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)
  • May 29 Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], history teacher and French resistance member, born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • May 30 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist
  • May 30 Joseph Stein, American dramatist and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • May 30 Julian Gustave Symons, writer
  • May 31 Henry M "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash)
  • May 31 Martin Schwarzschild, US astronomer (evolution)
  • May 31 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (conducted the Wu experiment), born in Liuhe, China (d. 1997)
  • Jun 3 Richard D'Aeth, president (Hughes Hall Cambridge)
  • Jun 3 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • Jun 4 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures)
  • Jun 5 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
  • Jun 8 Ian Morrow, company director
  • Jun 8 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (d. 1987)
  • Jun 10 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • Jun 10 William Gordon Harris, civil engineer
  • Jun 10 Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 William Baziotes, painter (abstract expressionist)
  • Jun 12 Mary Lavin MacDonald Scott, author
  • Jun 12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
  • Jun 13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • Jun 14 E Cuyler Hammond, scientist (1st to link smoking with lung cancer)
  • Jun 16 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Wessel Couzijn, sculptor/cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument)
  • Jun 20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • Jun 21 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group)
  • Jun 22 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
  • Jun 23 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), born in London (d. 1954)
  • Jun 24 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • Jun 24 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • Jun 25 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidential advisor
  • Jun 25 William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Audrey Langford, singing teacher
  • Jun 29 John Toland, American political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)
  • Jun 29 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Kenneth Jameson, art educator
  • Jun 30 Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist
  • Jun 30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003)
  • Jul 1 Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier
  • Jul 1 David Brower, environmentalist/president (Sierra Club)
  • Jul 1 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 3 Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals
  • Jul 6 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 10 Francis Showering, brewer
  • Jul 12 Broderick Vernon Chinnery-Haldane, photographer
  • Jul 14 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • Jul 18 Harry Levin, literary Scholar
  • Jul 18 Henry L "Hank" Miller, US pilot/lt adm (WW II-Pacific)
  • Jul 19 Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)
  • Jul 20 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member
  • Jul 20 John Dacie, hematologist
  • Jul 20 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
  • Jul 20 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • Jul 26 Derek Riches, diplomat
  • Jul 27 Hilde Domin, [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)

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Jul 31 Milton Friedman, American economist (Nobel Prize Economics 1976), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • Aug 1 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
  • Aug 1 Masaya Hanai, Japanese businessman