Famous People Born in 1906 (Part 2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 479

  • May 29 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), born in Mumbai, India

Person of interestT. H. White

May 29 T. H. White, English author (King Arthur), born in Bombay, India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • May 30 Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959)
  • Jun 3 Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • Jun 3 Louis Simmonds, bookseller
  • Jun 3 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • Jun 3 Walter Robins, cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Jun 4 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • Jun 5 Margaret Rawlings, British actress (Roman Holiday), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Jun 5 John Kemp, 1st Viscount Rochdale, British soldier and businessman (d. 1993)
  • Jun 6 Max August Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn), born in Krefeld, Rhenish Prussia, Germany (d. 1993)
  • Jun 8 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Jun 8 Nazir Ali, Indian cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India's 1st Test 1932), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1975)
  • Jun 9 Tonio Selwart [Antonio Selmair-Selwart], German actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja), born in Wartenberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Jun 10 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • Jun 12 Sandro Penna, Italian poet, born in Perugia, Italy (d. 1977)

  • Jun 13 Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)
  • Jun 15 Louis RJ Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor (Zoelen)
  • Jun 15 Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)
  • Jun 16 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • Jun 17 Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer
  • Jun 18 Kay Kyser, American bandleader and radio personality (Kay Kyser's Kollege), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1985)
  • Jun 19 Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • Jun 19 Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
  • Jun 20 Bob Howard, singer/pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jun 21 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • Jun 21 Lluís Maria Millet, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1990)
  • Jun 21 Harold Spina, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Person of interestAnne Morrow Lindbergh

Jun 22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Person of interestBilly Wilder

Jun 22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • Jun 22 Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • Jun 23 Wolfgang Koeppen, German author (Death in Rome), born in Greifswald, Pomerania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 24 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drums, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), born in Barry, Wales (d. 1976)
  • Jun 26 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), born in Dhrönchen (d. 1970)
  • Jun 26 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer, born in Sebring, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Jun 27 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy), born in Jarrow, Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 27 Vernon Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd), born in Maesteg, Wales (d. 1967)
  • Jun 28 Maria Goeppert-Mayer, American-German atomic physicist (Nobel 1963), born in Kattowitz, German Empire (d. 1972)
  • Jun 28 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, born in Maidstone, England (d. 1995)

  • Jun 28 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • Jun 29 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (youngest ever Soviet general of the army), born in Uman, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • Jun 30 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), born in San Diego, California (d. 1967)
  • Jul 1 Ed Gordon Jr, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 1971)

Person of interestEstée Lauder

Jul 1 Estée Lauder, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004), born in NYC, New York

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • Jul 2 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), born in York, England (d. 1982)
  • Jul 2 Hans Bethe, German-American quantum physicist (Nobel 1967), born in Strassburg, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Jul 2 Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Jul 3 Francis Steegmuller, American biographer (Cocteau), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Jul 3 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • Jul 3 F. Gwendolen Rees, Welsh zoologist and parasitologist, born in Abercynon, Wales (d. 1994)
  • Jul 3 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man," born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1952)
  • Jul 4 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American chemist and meteorologist (cloud seeding), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jul 6 Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens, composer
  • Jul 7 Harry Von Zell, sidekick (George Burns Show)
  • Jul 7 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (d. 1970)
  • Jul 7 Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
  • Jul 7 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • Jul 8 Philip Johnson, Cortalyou architect, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 9 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance), born in Tweede Exloërmond, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Jul 9 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • Jul 11 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 11 Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
  • Jul 13 Harry Sosnik, American orchestra leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings, composer
  • Jul 14 Tom Carvel, ice cream mogul (Carvels)
  • Jul 15 Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
  • Jul 15 Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
  • Jul 16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), born in Vienna, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 John Carroll [Julian LaFaye], American actor (Flying Tigers, Go West), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1979)
  • Jul 18 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, born in Caputh, Blairgowrie, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Jul 18 Clifford Odets, American dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Jul 18 S. I. Hayakawa, U.S. senator from California (1977–83) and educator (Language in Action), born in Vancouver, Canada (d. 1992)
  • Jul 19 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Noregsonger), born in Gransherad, Telemark, Norway (d. 1979)
  • Jul 19 Wim van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF), born in Griendtsveen, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Jul 21 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer
  • Jul 23 Clancy Cooper, American actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1975)
  • Jul 23 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1980)
  • Jul 23 Chandra Sekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (Hindustan Socialist Republican Army), born in Bhavra, Central India Agency, British India (d. 1931)
  • Jul 23 Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1975), born in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • Jul 26 Armando José Fernandes, Portuguese neoclassical composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1983)
  • Jul 26 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

Jul 27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jul 27 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist, born in La Grande, Oregon (d. 1999)
  • Jul 27 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, born in Ölbronn-Dürrn (d. 1994)
  • Jul 29 Thelma Todd [Alison Loyd], American actress (Dangerous Female), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • Jul 30 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, born in Pezinok, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 2000)
  • Jul 30 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, born in La Habana (d. 1977)
  • Aug 1 William Hayter, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-57), born in Oxford, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Albert Goodwin, English historian, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Leonhard Huizinga, Dutch journalist and writer (Adriaan & Olivier), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Aug 4 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess (last Queen of Italy), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 2001)
  • Aug 5 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • Aug 5 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • Aug 5 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
  • Aug 6 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • Aug 6 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • Aug 7 Gerhard Frommel, composer
  • Aug 8 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • Aug 12 Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • Aug 15 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, born in Fuglebjerg, Næstved (d. 1987)
  • Aug 16 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • Aug 17 Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
  • Aug 17 Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
  • Aug 17 Marcello Caetano, last Portuguese prime minister of the Estado Novo regime (1968-1974), born in Graça, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1980)
  • Aug 18 Andre Van Gyseghem, English actor (Search for the Nile), born in Eltham, Kent, England (d. 1979)
  • Aug 19 Philo T Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1971)

  • Aug 20 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), born in London, England (d.2000)
  • Aug 21 Joachim Homs, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 2003)
  • Aug 21 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, French advertising magnate and Founder of Publicis Groupe, born in Enghien-les-Bains, France (d. 1996)
  • Aug 25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU), born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Aug 25 Mollie Panter-Downes, British writer and columnist (The Shoreless Sea), born in London (d. 1997)
  • Aug 25 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)
  • Aug 26 Albert B Sabin, Russian US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

Person of interestEd Gein

Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Aug 29 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • Aug 30 Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, British historian, born in London (d. 2002)
  • Aug 30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Aug 31 Vivienne Byerley, publicist
  • Sep 1 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 2 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Sep 4 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovensko (d. 1984)
  • Sep 4 Antanas Račiūnas, Lithuanian composer, born in Užliaušiai, Lithuania (d. 1984)
  • Sep 4 Han G. Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Ongerijmde life), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Sep 5 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)
  • Sep 5 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [NS=Sept 18]
  • Sep 6 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • Sep 6 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Sep 6 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • Sep 7 Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1989)
  • Sep 8 Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP
  • Sep 10 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • Sep 11 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, born in Perth, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Sep 12 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)
  • Sep 15 Kathryn Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Annie Hermes, Dutch singer
  • Sep 16 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando
  • Sep 17 Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)
  • Sep 17 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
  • Sep 18 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [OS=Sept 5]
  • Sep 19 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, born in Korčula, Croatia (d. 1984)
  • Sep 19 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American composer, born in Valdibure, Pistoia, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Sep 20 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Sep 21 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • Sep 21 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder, born in Waverly, Nebraska (d. 2006)
  • Sep 22 Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor

  • Sep 22 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald"), born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1967)
  • Sep 23 Willard F McMurry, musician
  • Sep 24 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1975)

  • Sep 25 Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • Sep 25 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • Sep 25 Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 27 William Empson, English poet and critic (Milton's God), born in Hawdon, Yorkshire, England (d. 1984)
  • Sep 27 Jim Thompson, American author (The Killer Inside Me), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Eamonn O Gallagher, composer
  • Sep 30 John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)
  • Sep 30 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer
  • Oct 1 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist
  • Oct 2 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, born in Wednesbury, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 4 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer and resistance fighter (passage fight), born in Hollandscheveld, Drente, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Oct 5 Leopold Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, born in Oberndorf, Austria (d. 1994)

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

Oct 6 Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • Oct 7 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)
  • Oct 9 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • Oct 9 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • Oct 9 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)
  • Oct 10 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Creative Harmony), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestR.K. Narayan

Oct 10 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • Oct 11 Dutch Clark, American NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit), born in Fowler, Colorado (d. 1978)
  • Oct 11 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Oct 12 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • Oct 12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 14 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)

Person of interestHannah Arendt

Oct 14 Hannah Arendt, German political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • Oct 14 Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, born in Mahmoudiyah, Beheira, Egypt (d. 1949)
  • Oct 15 Hiram Fong, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2004)
  • Oct 16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)
  • Oct 16 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • Oct 17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)
  • Oct 21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • Oct 22 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • Oct 23 Miriam Gideon, composer
  • Oct 24 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter
  • Oct 24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), born in Dallas County, Texas (d. 1975)
  • Oct 29 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Oct 30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
  • Oct 31 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
  • Oct 31 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), born in Arcachon, France (d. 1996)
  • Nov 2 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)