Famous People Born in 1908

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 513

  • Jan 1 Kinue Hitomi, Japanese athlete (World record women's 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump; Olympic silver 800m 1928), born in Okayama, Japan (d. 1931)
  • Jan 2 Ben Grauer, American newscaster (Big Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Jan 2 Jānis Ķepītis, Latvian pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Beverīna, Latvia (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 George Dolenz [Jure Dolenc], Italian actor (Scared Stiff, Count of Monte Cristo), born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1963)
  • Jan 6 Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Jan 7 (Henry) "Red" Allen, American jazz trumpeter, born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1967)
  • Jan 8 "Fearless" Nadia [Mary Ann Evans], Australian stuntwoman and actress (Hunterwali), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 1996)
  • Jan 8 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Doctor Who, Jackpot), born in London (d. 1975)

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

Jan 9 French author & feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France

  • Jan 10 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), born in London, England (d. 1981)

Paul HenreidPaul Henreid (1908-1992)

Jan 10 Austrian-American actor (Casablanca, Now, Voyager), born in Trieste, Italy

  • Jan 11 Lionel Stander, American blacklisted actor (Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jan 12 Clement Hurd, American illustrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Jan 12 Jose Limon, Mexican-American dancer & choreographer (I, Odysseus), born in Culiacán, Mexico (d. 1972)
  • Jan 14 (Ruggiero) "Russ" Columbo, American pop baritone singer ("You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love"), songwriter ("Prisoner of Love"), actor (Wake Up And Dream), and violinist, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1934)

Edward TellerEdward Teller (1908-2003)

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

  • Jan 15 Roberta Bitgood, American organist & composer, born in New London, Connecticut (d. 2007)

Ethel MermanEthel Merman (1908-1984)

Jan 16 American Tony and Grammy Award-winning stage and screen singer ("There's No Business Like Show Business"), and actress (It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), born in Astoria, New York City

  • Jan 16 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • Jan 17 Bryan Valentine, British cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100; Kent CCC, Cambridge University CC), born in Blackheath, England (d. 1983)
  • Jan 17 Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
  • Jan 17 L. V. Prasad, Indian pioneering filmmaker, born in Somavarappadu, Madras Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
  • Jan 18 Albert P. Morano, American politician (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • Jan 18 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • Jan 18 Lillian Bond, English-American actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), born in London (d. 1991)
  • Jan 18 Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, German born Swedish Princess, mother of the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, born in Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, Gotha, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Jan 19 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Jan 20 Ian Peebles, English cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31), born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • Jan 20 Wilfred Conwell Bain, American music educator, born in Shawville, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Jan 22 Hammie Nixon [Nickerson], American blues harmonica player (Sleepy John Estes), born in Brownsville, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • Jan 22 Lev Landau, Russian physicist (1962 Nobel Prize for Physics for superfluidity theory), born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • Jan 22 Melle Weersma, Dutch jazz arranger and composer ("Penny Serenade"), born in Harlingen, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Jan 25 Hopper Levett, English cricketer (England in 1 Test in Calcutta), born in Goudhurst, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Jan 25 Howard Wendell, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Murder Your Wife), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • Jan 25 Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar), born in Coventry, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • Jan 26 Jill Esmond, English actress, born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • Jan 26 Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (Quintette du Hot Club de France), born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • Jan 27 Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
  • Jan 27 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, (d. 1993)
  • Jan 28 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1998)
  • Jan 30 Richard Hearne, British actor (Tons of Trouble, The Time of His Life), born in Norwich, England (d. 1979)
  • Jan 31 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine folk musician, born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1992)
  • Jan 31 Simonne Mathieu, French tennis player (French C'ships 1938-39; 11 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 1980)
  • Feb 1 Albie Booth, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Yale University), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1959)
  • Feb 1 Edward Staempfli, Swiss pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2002)
  • Feb 1 George Pal, Hungarian-American film director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons), born in Cegléd, Hungary (d. 1980)
  • Feb 2 Cal Tinney, American comedian and actor (The Missouri Traveler, Stop Me If You Heard This One), born in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (d. 1993)
  • Feb 2 Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, born in Radovljica, Slovenia (d. 1995)
  • Feb 2 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Feb 2 Wes Ferrell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1933, 37; no-hitter 1931; record 37 career HRs hit by a pitcher), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
  • Feb 3 Oddbjorn Hagen, Norwegian cross country jumper (Olympic gold 1936), born in Ytre Rendal, Norway (d. 1983)
  • Feb 4 (Emmanuel) "Mannie" Klein, American swing jazz and session trumpeter (Frank Trumbauer; NBC Orchestra), born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • Feb 5 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins, born in Brighton, England (d. 1969)
  • Feb 5 Peg Entwistle, Welsh actress, born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician (Prime Minister), born in Pieve Santo Stefano, Italy (d. 1999)
  • Feb 6 Edward Lansdale, United States Air Force Officer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Feb 7 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1932) and actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), born in Oakland, California (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8 Grigor Eghiazaryan, Armenian composer, born in Blur, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • Feb 8 Leslie Kenneth O'Brien, Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, English governor of the Bank of England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 8 Myron McCormick, American actor (Hustler, Jolson Sings Again), born in Albany, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • Feb 9 Jackie Fields, American featherweight boxer (2x World Welterweight Champion, Olympic gold 1924), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Feb 10 Jean Coulthard, Canadian composer, and music educator, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2000)
  • Feb 11 Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguist and writer (Poedjangga Baroe), born in Natal, Dutch East Indies (d. 1994)
  • Feb 11 Vivian Fuchs, English geologist and explorer (led Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1st to cross Antarctica via South Pole), born in Freshwater, Isle of Wight (d. 1999)
  • Feb 12 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
  • Feb 12 Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • Feb 12 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • Feb 13 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, born in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada (d. 1983)
  • Feb 13 Lennie Hayton, American pianist, composer, conductor and arranger (Paul Whiteman; Bing Crosby; MGM), born in New York City (d. 1971)
  • Feb 13 Pauline Frederick, American journalist and correspondent (UN, NBC TV), born in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Feb 13 Sulo Nurmela, Finish skier (Olympic gold 1936), born in Onkamaa, Finland (d. 1999)
  • Feb 15 Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 15 Sidney Gilliat, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, born in Stockport, Cheshire, England (d. 1994)
  • Feb 15 Ypk van der Fear, Dutch writer (Reade Runen), born in Sondel, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Feb 17 Red Barber, American baseball broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds 1934–38, Brooklyn Dodgers 1939–53, NY Yankees 1954–66), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • Feb 17 Staats Cotsworth, American actor (Hamlet, Peyton Place), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • Feb 18 Angelo Rossitto, American dwarf actor (known as "Little Moe", Carousel), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1991)
  • Feb 20 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, Russian test pilot (world speed record in BI-1 rocket plane, but killed in its crash), born in Brinkovskya, Russia (d. 1943)
  • Feb 20 Leon Lontoc, Filipino-American character actor (The Ugly American; Burke's Law - "Henry"), born in Manilla, Philippines (d. 1974)
  • Feb 20 Rosalind Laura Burke, British aviator (d. 1994)
  • Feb 20 Seymour Österwall, Swedish jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • Feb 21 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), born in Tweefontein, South Africa (d. 1934)
  • Feb 22 Claude "Fiddler" Williams, American jazz violinist and guitarist (Twelve Clouds of Joy; Count Basie), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • Feb 22 Romulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (Acción Democrática: 1945-48, 1959-64) known as "The Father of Venezuelan Democracy", born in Guatire, Venezuela (d. 1981)
  • Feb 22 Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), born in North Elmham, Norfolk, England (d. 2005)
  • Feb 23 Ray Brown, American Baseball HOF pitcher (NgL World Series 1943, 44; Triple Crown 1938; Homestead Grays), born in Alger, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Feb 23 William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (Liberal: 1971-72), born in Redfern, New South Wales (d. 1988)
  • Feb 25 Frank G. Slaughter [C.V. Terry], American novelist and physician (Sangaree), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2001)
  • Feb 26 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1937, 39 Bugatti T57), born in Paris, France (d. 1949)
  • Feb 26 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist at Warner Bros, MGM (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig), born in Taylor, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Feb 28 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
  • Feb 28 Billie Bird, American actress (Jury Duty), born in Pocatello, Idaho (d. 2002)
  • Feb 29 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests; Surrey CCC) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Feb 29 Balthus [Balthazar Klossowski], French Polish painter (Valerie), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Feb 29 Bob Pearce, American wrestler (Olympic gold bantamweight freestyle 1932), born in Wyaconda, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • Mar 1 Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone; Doctor Who; The Immortal Gentleman), born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • Mar 2 Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
  • Mar 2 John Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (White Ko) (d. 1991)
  • Mar 2 Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 3 Riccardo Nielsen, Italian composer and music director, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Mar 5 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)

Rex HarrisonRex Harrison (1908-1990)

Mar 5 English actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle), born in Huyton, England

Anna MagnaniAnna Magnani (1908-1973)

Mar 7 Italian actress (The Rose Tattoo; Miracle; Wild is the Wind), born in Rome, Italy

  • Mar 7 Nat Gonella, British big band jazz trumpeter, mellophonist, singer, and bandleader (The Georgians; Oh, Monah), born in Islington, London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 7 Tomas de Manzarraga, Spanish composer, born in Igorre, Spain (d. 1988)
  • Mar 9 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)
  • Mar 10 Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian wrestler (Olympic gold Greco-Roman, freestyle heavyweight 1936), born in Varemurru, Estonia (d. 1987)
  • Mar 12 David Marshall, Singaporean politician (Chief Minister of Singapore 1955-56, pushed self-governance for Singapore), born in Singapore (d. 1995)
  • Mar 12 Max Wall [Lorimer], British music hall, screen, and stage comic and actor (Professor Wallofski), born in Stockwell, England (d. 1990)
  • Mar 12 Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
  • Mar 13 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, born in Border country in England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 13 Paul Stewart, American actor (Citizen Kane, Kiss Me Deadly), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Mar 13 Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2002)
  • Mar 14 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • Mar 14 Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher (work on existentialism and phenomenology), born in Rochefort-sur-Mer, France (d. 1961)
  • Mar 14 Nikolay Rakov, Russian composer, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1990)
  • Mar 16 Robert Rossen, American film director and screenwriter (The Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo), born in New York City (d. 1966)
  • Mar 17 Boris Polevoy, Russian journalist and writer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1981) [OS=Mar 4]
  • Mar 17 Radie Britain, American composer, born near Silverton, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Mar 18 Louis "Loulou" Gasté, French songwriter ("Pour Toi" / "Feelings"), born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • Mar 20 Frank Stanton, American broadcasting executive (CBS), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • Mar 20 Michael Redgrave, British actor (Browning Version, Goodbye Mr Chips, Lady Vanishes), born in Bristol, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 22 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, born in Langenbeutingen (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Urangeline, NSW (d. 1991)
  • Mar 22 Louis D L'Amour, American best-selling author (Hondo, Jubal Sackett), born in Jamestown, North Dakota (d. 1988)
  • Mar 22 Maurice Stans, American Secretary of Commerce (1969-72) and Watergate figure, born in Shakopee, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • Mar 23 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour), born in Auburn, Victoria, Australia (d. 1979)
  • Mar 23 Dominique de Menil, French-American arts patron (Menil Collection Houston) and human rights advocate, born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • Mar 25 Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director, born in London, England (d. 1985)

David LeanDavid Lean (1908-1991)

Mar 25 English film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Ryan's Daughter), born in Croydon, England

  • Mar 26 Betty MacDonald [nee Bard], American humor writer (The Egg and I), in Boulder, Colorado (d. 1958)
  • Mar 26 Hank Sylvern [Henry Silverstein], American organist, radio and television theme composer and musical director (Suspense; Jane Froman's USA Canteen; The Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1964)
  • Mar 26 Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931, 1936 runner-up), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Mar 26 Kenneth Mellanby, English entomologist (scabies) (d. 1993)
  • Mar 27 Jacques [Izaak] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Mar 28 Grégoire Aslan, American actor (The Return of the Pink Panther, King of Kings), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1982)
  • Mar 29 Arthur O'Connell, American actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Mar 29 Dennis O'Keefe, American actor and director (T-Men, Fighting Seabees), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • Mar 30 Camille Schmit, Belgian organist, composer, and educator, born in Aubangez, Belgium (d. 1976)
  • Mar 30 Kurt Brüggemann, German composer, conductor, and music educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Mar 31 Red Norvo [Kenneth Norville], American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" ("Congo Blues"; "Knockin' On Wood"), born in Beardstown, Illinois (d. 1999)

Abraham MaslowAbraham Maslow (1908-1970)

Apr 1 American psychologist (Maslow's hierarchy of needs), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Apr 2 Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American dancer and actor (The Beverly Hillbillies - "Jed Clampett"; Breakfast At Tiffany's; Barnaby Jones), born in Belleville, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Apr 4 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Bette DavisBette Davis (1908-1989)

Apr 5 American actress (Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; All About Eve), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

  • Apr 5 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony, 1950-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1958-69), and educator, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic) (d. 1985)
  • Apr 5 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1955-89), born in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Apr 5 Jagjivan Ram, Indian independence activist and politician, born in Chandwa, Bhojpur, Bihar, British India (d. 1986)
  • Apr 6 Ernie Lombardi, American Baseball HOF catcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1940; NL MVP 1938; Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, NY Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1977)
  • Apr 6 Vano Muradeli, Soviet Georgian composer (The Great Friendship; Our Leader), and pedagogue, born in Gori, Georgia, Imperial Russia (d. 1970)
  • Apr 7 Lê Duẩn, Vietnamese communist politician (General Secretary of Vietnam 1960-86), born in Quảng Trị province, French Indochina (d. 1986)
  • Apr 7 Percy Faith, Canadian-American pop and easy listening composer and bandleader ("Theme from A Summer Place"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)
  • Apr 8 Neil Lawson, British high court judge (d. 1996)
  • Apr 9 Fred Lohse, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Apr 10 Aidan Crawley, British journalist and politician (Labour MP 1945-51), born in Benenden, Kent (d. 1993)
  • Apr 11 Jane Bolin, first African American female judge, born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2007)
  • Apr 11 Karel Ančerl, Czechoslovak conductor (Czech Philharmonic, 1950-68; Toronto Symphony, 1968-73), composer, and Auschwitz survivor, born in Tučapy, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • Apr 11 Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (d. 1997)

Masaru IbukaMasaru Ibuka (1908-1997)

Apr 11 Japanese electronics industrialist (Sony Corp), born in Nikkō City, Japan

  • Apr 12 Carlos Lleras Restrepo, President of Colombia (1966-70), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1994)
  • Apr 12 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American General and Air Force pilot, born in Waynesboro, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • Apr 12 Virginia Cherrill, American actress (City Lights; Lake Extra; Brat), born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1996)
  • Apr 15 Eden Ahbez [George Aberle], American songwriter ("Nature Boy"; "Lonely Island"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)

Lita GreyLita Grey (1908-1995)

Apr 15 American actress and second wife of Charlie Chaplin, born in Hollywood, California

  • Apr 16 Ray Ventura, French jazz pianist and big band lbandeader ("Tout va très bien, Madame la Marquise"), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • Apr 18 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1966)
  • Apr 19 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele), born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Apr 20 Lionel Hampton, American jazz vibraphone player, pianist, drummer, and actor, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • Apr 20 Wilhelmus Marinus Bekkers, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Hertogenbosch, born in Sint-Oedenrode, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Apr 21 Louis Hostin, French weightlifter (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Saint-Étienne, France (d. 1998)
  • Apr 23 Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Apr 23 Myron Waldman, American animator (Fleischer Studio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • Apr 24 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress, mostly in silent films (The Cameraman; The Jazz Age; The Arm of the Law), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2000)

Edward R. MurrowEdward R. Murrow (1908-1965)

Apr 25 American broadcast journalist and war correspondent ("See it NoW"; "Person to Person"), born in Guilford County, North Carolina

  • Apr 28 Jack Fingleton, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests, 1,189 runs @ 42.46, 5 x 100s), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1981)
  • Apr 28 Michael Fitzmaurice, American radio actor (Superman, Reported Missing, 14 Hours), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler (1908-1974)

Apr 28 Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary

  • Apr 29 Jack Williamson, American sci-fi author (Cometeers), born in Brisbee, Arizona Territory (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Philippe Brun, French jazz trumpeter, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • Apr 30 Bjarni Benediktsson, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (1963-70), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1970)
  • Apr 30 Eve Arden [Eunice Quedens], American stage and screen actress (Stage Door; Our Miss Brooks; The Mothers-In-Law; Grease), born in Mill Valley, California (d. 1990)
  • May 1 Giovannino Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone), born in Roccabianca, Emilia, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1968)
  • May 2 William Bakewell, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front; Gone With The Wind), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • May 5 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • May 5 Kurt Böhme, German bass, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1989)
  • May 6 Necil Kazım Akses, Turkish classical composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 1999)
  • May 7 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • May 8 Laura Liddell, English actress (Shakespeare Wallah), born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1992)
  • May 9 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
  • May 10 Carl Albert,, American politician, US speaker of the House (1971-77), (Rep-D-OK 1947-77), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2000)
  • May 10 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1996)
  • May 15 Lars-Erik Larsson, Swedish composer (God in Disguise (Förklädd gud, Op. 24); Linden), and pedagogue (Stockholm Conservatory; Uppsala University), born in Åkarp Sweden (d. 1986)
  • May 16 John Holland, American actor (My Fair Lady, Chinatown), born in Fremont, Nebraska (d. 1993)
  • May 16 Mohammed Roem, Indonesian politician (as Foreign Minister negotiated Roem–Van Roijen Agreement that led to independence), born in Parakan, Central Java (d. 1983)
  • May 17 Sigismund Toduţă, Romanian composer, born in Simeria, Romania (d. 1991)
  • May 19 John Griggs, American actor (The Joey Bishop Show; Fearless Fosdick), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • May 19 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (Olympic gold 100m / 200m 1928), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1982)

James StewartJames Stewart (1908-1997)

May 20 American actor (The Philadelphia Story; It's a Wonderful Life; Mr Smith Goes to Washington; Vertigo), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania

  • May 22 Horton Smith, American golfer (US Masters 1934, 36), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1963)

About 1908

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Feb 13, 1907 - Feb 1, 1908),
Monkey (Feb 2, 1908 - Jan 21, 1909)