Birthdays in History in 1918

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 237

  • Jan 1 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • Jan 2 Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • Jan 7 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • Jan 10 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • Jan 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
  • Jan 15 Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
  • Jan 15 João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
  • Jan 16 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • Jan 16 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jan 17 Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
  • Jan 18 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
  • Jan 18 Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
  • Jan 18 Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19 John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
  • Jan 21 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
  • Jan 21 Richard D. Winters, American war hero
  • Jan 23 Gertrude Belle Elion, American biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 24 Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College

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Jan 26 Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania (1967-89), born in Scornicești, Romania (d. 1989)

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Jan 26 Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
  • Jan 27 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
  • Jan 28 Trevor Skeet, British MP
  • Jan 28 Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
  • Jan 30 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • Feb 1 Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

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Feb 1 Muriel Spark, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • Feb 2 Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
  • Feb 3 Joey Bishop, [Gottlieb], talk show host (Joey Bishop Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 4 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • Feb 6 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • Feb 8 John Intoxication, resistance fighter
  • Feb 8 Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 10 Gordon Pirie, English Group Captain and politician, born in Oxford (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
  • Feb 11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
  • Feb 17 Charles A Hayes, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Feb 17 Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner
  • Feb 18 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • Feb 20 Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
  • Feb 22 Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • Feb 23 Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
  • Feb 23 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 26 Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
  • Feb 26 Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
  • Mar 1 Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 3 Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • Mar 3 Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • Mar 5 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • Mar 5 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • Mar 7 June Wayne, artist/lithographer/teacher
  • Mar 9 Mickey Spillane, [Frank], mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 10 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • Mar 10 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • Mar 12 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 13 Faye Glenn Abdellan, US government official (health services)
  • Mar 15 Janet Leach, potter, born in Grand Saline, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Mar 15 Richard Ellmann, US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)
  • Mar 15 Punch Imlach, Canadian hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
  • Mar 16 Aldo E van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
  • Mar 17 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
  • Mar 18 Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Bodaybo, Irkutsk, Soviet Union, fighter pilot, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 20 Jack Barry, Lindenhurst NY, game show emcee (Joker's Wild)
  • Mar 20 Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
  • Mar 22 Cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64)
  • Mar 22 Harry Kay, vice-chancellor (Exeter U)
  • Mar 24 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
  • Mar 29 John Read, CEO (TSB Group)

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Mar 29 Sam Walton, Founder and CEO of Wal-Mart, born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma (d. 1992)

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton
  • Mar 30 John Gray, FRS/marine biologist
  • Mar 31 Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
  • Apr 4 George Jellicoe, Earl Jellicoe, British naval commander and member of the House of Lords (1939-2007), born in Hatfield (d. 2007)
  • Apr 6 Joan Bernard, Principal (Trevelyan College, Durham)
  • Apr 6 Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president (d. 1982)

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Apr 8 Betty [Bloomer] Ford, US 1st lady (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Apr 8 Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
  • Apr 11 Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, journalist
  • Apr 11 Richard Wainwright, MP
  • Apr 11 William Perrie, British prison governor
  • Apr 12 18th earl of Derby, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)
  • Apr 18 Roger de Grey, president (Royal Academy)
  • Apr 18 Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
  • Apr 23 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • Apr 25 Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)
  • Apr 26 Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
  • Apr 27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy
  • May 1 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • May 2 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat
  • May 4 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
  • May 4 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (d. 2004)
  • May 6 Sydney Chatton, England
  • May 9 Orville Freeman, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 10 T Berry Brazelton, doctor (On Being a Father)
  • May 10 George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
  • May 11 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
  • May 11 Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)

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May 12 Julius Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed for espionage, born in New York City, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
  • May 13 John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
  • May 16 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
  • May 16 Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)
  • May 16 Kevin Skelton, Bishop (Lichfield)
  • May 18 George Welch, American pilot and war hero (d. 1954)
  • May 19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • May 20 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • May 21 Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist
  • May 22 David Land, impressario
  • May 24 Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • May 24 D V Jennings, solicitor
  • May 27 Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87)
  • May 30 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (d. 2007)
  • Jun 2 Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • Jun 3 Lili St. Cyr, American ecdysiast (d. 1999)
  • Jun 6 Tom Scott, poet/editor
  • Jun 7 Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment)
  • Jun 8 John D. Roberts, American chemist
  • Jun 13 Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
  • Jun 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader
  • Jun 15 N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad
  • Jun 17 Maldwyn Thomas, president (Welsh Liberal Party)
  • Jun 17 Ajahn Chah, Buddhist meditation master (d. 1992)
  • Jun 19 Evelle Jansen Younger, prosecutor (Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan)
  • Jun 20 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer
  • Jun 21 James Bysse Joll, historian

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Jun 22 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • Jun 28 Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
  • Jun 29 Jack Harkness, rose grower
  • Jul 2 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 3 Lord Mulley, British MP (Labour)
  • Jul 4 Abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
  • Jul 4 Ann Landers, Sioux City Iowa, twin sister/advice columnist
  • Jul 4 Buster Davis, choral director (Garry Moore Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 4 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965- )
  • Jul 4 Pauline Phillips, Sioux City, Iowa, advice columnist (Dear Abby), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 6 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch journalist/poet (Crossing)
  • Jul 9 Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er
  • Jul 14 Jay Forrester, Engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, born near Anselmo, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • Jul 16 George Mueller, NASA Systems Engineer (managed 1969 Moon landing), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Jul 17 Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)

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Jul 18 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa (d. 2013)

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 22 Pim [Albrecht W] Lyre, Dutch lawyer/son of prince Henry
  • Jul 25 Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
  • Jul 29 Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
  • Jul 31 Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • Aug 1 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, born in Carmarthenshire (d. 1999)
  • Aug 3 James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
  • Aug 3 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
  • Aug 4 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), American author (d. 1992)
  • Aug 5 Betty Oliphant, Canadian ballerina (d. 2004)
  • Aug 7 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
  • Aug 10 Eugene Wilkinson, naval officer (first nuclear sub commander), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)

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Aug 12 Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross, born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • Aug 13 Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal
  • Aug 13 Frederick Sanger, England, biochemist (Nobel 1958, 1980)
  • Aug 13 John Bunting, senior civil servant
  • Aug 15 Fay Honey Knopp, activist

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Aug 20 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)

  • Aug 22 Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
  • Aug 24 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer
  • Aug 24 Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (d. 2004)
  • Aug 27 Lord Winstanley, physician/British MP (Labour)
  • Aug 28 Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician
  • Aug 29 Jelle Zijlstra, economist/minister/pres Netherlands Bank
  • Sep 2 Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Sep 2 Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell

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Sep 4 Paul Harvey, news commentator (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • Sep 7 Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher
  • Sep 8 Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)
  • Sep 8 John F Seiberling, (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86)
  • Sep 9 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Novara, Italy, politician (Italian President, 1992-1999), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • Sep 11 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator (d. 2008)
  • Sep 16 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], politician (C), born in Castleford, West Yorkshire (d. 2004)
  • Sep 17 Chaim Herzog, Israeli president (1983-93), (d. 1997)
  • Sep 18 John Berger, politician
  • Sep 22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose)
  • Sep 24 Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
  • Sep 26 Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • Sep 27 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2001)
  • Sep 27 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • Sep 30 Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)
  • Oct 4 Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Oct 7 Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist
  • Oct 9 E Howard Hunt, Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in
  • Oct 10 Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast
  • Oct 10 Jigal Allon, Israeli politician
  • Oct 14 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician (d. 1991)
  • Oct 16 Bill Nichols, (Rep-D-AL, 1967- )
  • Oct 18 James Cameron Tudor, politician
  • Oct 18 Konstantinos Mitsottakis, premier of Greece (1990- )
  • Oct 18 Willem J "Molly" Geertsema, Dutch liberal/interior minister)
  • Oct 19 Louis Althusser, French philosopher (For Marx, Strangled His Wife)
  • Oct 19 Robert Charles Evans, mountaineer/doctor
  • Oct 20 Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 27 Paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show)
  • Oct 29 Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (d. 2007)