On This Day

Famous People Born in 1906 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 494 of 494

  • 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, American composer, born in Greeley, Colorado (d. 1996)
  • Oct 24 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • Oct 24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1968)

Person of interestPrimo Carnera

Oct 25 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), born in Sequals, Italy (d. 1967)

  • 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, born in Bremen, Imperial Germany (d. 1970)
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (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)
  • Nov 2 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • Nov 2 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, born in Gusum, Sweden (d. 2003)
  • Nov 2 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1991)
  • Nov 4 Arnold Cooke, British composer, born in Gomersal, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • Nov 4 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, American lawyer and diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 4 Siegfried Borris, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Nov 5 George Trevelyan, British educational pioneer and a founding father of the New Age movement, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 5 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (dirty-snowball theory), born in Red Oak, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Nov 6 Francis Lederer, Czech actor (Diary of a Chambermaid), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2000)
  • Nov 6 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Nov 7 Eugene Carson Blake, US Secretary-General of World Council of Churches (1966-72), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Nov 7 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author and chief inspector LO (Primary Education), born in Temse, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Nov 7 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar) (d. 1995)
  • Nov 9 Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Nov 12 (Booker T. Washington) "Bukka" White, American country and Delta blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("Shake'Em On Down"; "Parchman Farm Blues"), born near Aberdeen, Mississippi (d. 1977)
  • Nov 13 Conrad Thibault, American singer (Jacques Fray Music Room), born in Northbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Nov 13 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life), born in Broseley, England (d. 1986)
  • Nov 13 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • Nov 14 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • Nov 15 Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
  • Nov 17 Betty Bronson, American actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • Nov 17 Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)
  • Nov 17 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)

Person of interestGeorge Wald

Nov 18 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald
  • Nov 18 Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), born in Munich (d. 1949)
  • Nov 18 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (Mini), born in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (d. 1988)
  • Nov 19 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1992)
  • Nov 19 Jacques Leguerney, French composer, born in LeHarve, France, (d. 1997)
  • Nov 22 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Nov 23 Mervyn Roberts, Welsh composer, born in Abergele, Denbighshire (d. 1990)
  • Nov 24 Andreina Pagnani, Italian actress (Il Commandante), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • Nov 24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • Nov 26 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
  • Nov 28 Henry Picard, American golfer (Masters 1938, PGA 1939), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • Nov 29 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • Nov 30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George
  • Dec 1 Jean Cartan, French composer, born in Nancy (d. 1932)
  • Dec 2 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 1998)
  • Dec 2 Eric Dalton, South African cricket batsman (15 Tests, top score 117), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • Dec 2 Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (developed the 33-1/3 rpm LP record format), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Dec 6 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • Dec 7 George James, American jazz saxophonist, born in Boggs, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • Dec 8 Richard Llewellyn, Welsh novelist (How Green Was My Valley), born in Hendon, Middlesex, England (d. 1983)
  • Dec 8 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1976)
  • Dec 9 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin) and tenor saxophonist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)

Person of interestGrace Hopper

Dec 9 Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Dec 9 Greet Koeman, Dutch opera soprano, born in Zaandam, North Holland, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • Dec 10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American nuclear physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • Dec 11 Birago Diop, Senegalese writer and ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs), born in Dakar, French West Africa (d. 1989)
  • Dec 11 Jack Purvis, American jazz trumpet player and composer, born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • Dec 12 William Pahlmann, American interior designer (4 Season restaurant, NYC), born in Pleasant Mound, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Dec 13 Ingemar Liljefors, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • Dec 13 Laurens Jan van der Post, South African-born writer, soldier, explorer and conservationist, born in Philippolis (d. 1996)
  • Dec 14 Helmut Bornefeld, German organist and composer, born in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Dec 14 Guy Middleton, British actor (Oh! What a Lovely War, Laughter in Paradise), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1973)
  • Dec 14 Alexander Tsfasman, Soviet Russian jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, in Alexandrovsk, Russian Empire (now Zaporizhya, Ukraine) (d. 1971)
  • Dec 16 John Morrison, 1st Baron Margadale, English politician and landowner, last non-royal to be raised to the peerage in UK (1965) (d. 1996)
  • Dec 17 Fernando Lopez-Garcia, composer
  • Dec 18 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
  • Dec 18 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in San Francisco (d. 1969)
  • Dec 19 H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)

Person of interestLeonid Brezhnev

Dec 19 Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Soviet Union (1964-82), born in Kamenskoye, Ukraine (d. 1982)

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Dec 20 Dick White, British intelligence officer (Director General of MI5 1953–1956; Head of the Secret Intelligence Service 1956–1968), born in Tonbridge, Kent
  • Dec 20 Irving Krick, American meteorologist & inventor, born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 20 Lowell Gilmore, American actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Living Christ Series), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1960)
  • Dec 23 Ross Lee Finney, American composer (Landscapes Remembered), born in Wells, Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • Dec 24 John Walker, American art curator, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Dec 24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), born in Königshütte, Silesia, German Empire (now Chorzów, Poland) (d. 1967)
  • Dec 25 Clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69)
  • Dec 25 Herman J Scheltema [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet
  • Dec 25 Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
  • Dec 25 William McChesney Martin, Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank (1951-70)
  • Dec 25 Ernst Ruska, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
  • Dec 27 Teun Struycken [Antoon Arnold Marie Struycken], Dutch Minister of Justice (1950-51) and Governor of the Netherlands Antilles (1951-56), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Dec 27 Ivan Brkanović, Croatian composer (Triptych - Funeral Folk Rite), born in Škaljari, Montenegro (d. 1987)
  • Dec 27 Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer and actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • Dec 30 Carol Reed, English motion picture director (3rd Man, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Dec 30 Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe
  • Dec 31 Erna Bogen-Bogáti, Hungarian foils (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Jaroslaw, Poland (d. 2002)