Famous People Born in 1908 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 502

  • May 17 Sigismund Toduta, composer
  • May 19 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)

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May 20 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)

  • May 22 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (d. 1970)
  • May 22 Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)

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May 23 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • May 23 Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)
  • May 24 Kresimir Fribec, composer
  • May 24 Michael Roberts, historian
  • May 25 Theodore Roethke, American poet (Words for the Wind)
  • May 26 Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
  • May 26 Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
  • May 27 Alex Brown, snooker player
  • May 27 Harold Rome, composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles)
  • May 27 Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • May 28 Ian Lancaster Fleming, author (James Bond novels), born in London, England
  • May 30 Mel[vin J] Blanc, voice (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig)
  • May 31 Don Ameche, actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • May 31 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (d. 2000)
  • Jun 1 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), born in Suffolk, England (d.1996)
  • Jun 2 Gordon Weir, cricketer (NZ batsman in 11 Tests 1930-37)
  • Jun 3 Adele Dixon, American actress (Calling the Tune), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Jun 4 Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Hitler's reputed lover and half (d. 1931)
  • Jun 4 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • Jun 4 Earl of Halsbury, chancellor (Brunei University)
  • Jun 4 Lambertus L van Rooijen, Dutch actor
  • Jun 5 Jack Jacob, senior master (British Supreme Court)
  • Jun 9 J F Williams-Wynne, Lord-Lieutenant (Gwynedd)
  • Jun 9 Robert Cummings, Joplin Mo, actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder)
  • Jun 10 Brinsley Ford, CEO (National Art Collections Fund)
  • Jun 10 Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945)
  • Jun 12 Max Tailleur, adjudant to Prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist
  • Jun 12 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Jun 12 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian TV pioneer and president of the CBC (d. 1988)
  • Jun 12 Marina Semenova, Russian ballerina
  • Jun 13 Maria E Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage)
  • Jun 14 John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Jun 15 Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Jun 17 Frank Sully, actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 17 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
  • Jun 17 John Verrall, composer
  • Jun 17 Enrique Peralta Azurdia, Colonel and military President of Guatemala (1963-66), born in Guatemala City (d. 1997)
  • Jun 18 Bud Collyer, American TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Nedra Volz, American actress, born in Montrose, Iowa (d. 2003)
  • Jun 18 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 19 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)
  • Jun 20 Billy Werber, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 William Frankena, American philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Jun 22 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher
  • Jun 23 Paulus Akkerman [Paul fen Nijenborn], Frisian writer (Each om Each), born in Oldeboorn (d. 1982)
  • Jun 24 Hugo Distler, composer

  • Jun 24 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (d 1987)
  • Jun 24 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military officer (d. 1976)
  • Jun 25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (De Damrakkertjes)
  • Jun 27 William Eric David Davis, broadcaster
  • Jun 27 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)
  • Jun 28 James L Reinsch, media-adviser (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy)
  • Jun 29 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe)
  • Jun 29 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, born in Travers (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Leroy Anderson, US composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • Jun 30 Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)
  • Jun 30 Lucino Tinio Sacramento, composer
  • Jun 30 Monica Maurice, industrialist
  • Jun 30 Winston Graham, British writer (Poldark novels), born in Manchester (d. 2003)
  • Jul 1 Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
  • Jul 1 Peter Anders, German opera singer
  • Jul 2 Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner

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Jul 2 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jul 3 Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)
  • Jul 3 M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
  • Jul 3 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
  • Jul 6 Leonce Grass, Flemish singer/conductor
  • Jul 7 Evert W Beth, Dutch mathematician/philosopher
  • Jul 7 Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)
  • Jul 7 Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)

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Jul 8 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), born in Brinkley, Arkansas (d. 1975)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

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Jul 8 Nelson Rockefeller, American politician (Vice President: 1974-1977; Governor of New York (R), 1959-73), born in Bar Harbor, Maine (d. 1979)

Businessman and US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Businessman and US Vice President
Nelson Rockefeller
  • Jul 9 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Jul 12 Alain Cuny, actor (Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle)
  • Jul 12 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician
  • Jul 12 Johan Franco, composer
  • Jul 12 Milton Berle, Harlem comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • Jul 16 Aruna Asaf Ali, politician
  • Jul 16 Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral
  • Jul 17 Rudolf Petzold, composer
  • Jul 18 Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)
  • Jul 20 Gunnar de Frumerie, composer

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Jul 20 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, born in Gweedore, Ireland (d. 1932)

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • Jul 21 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)
  • Jul 22 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 23 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1978)
  • Jul 24 Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
  • Jul 25 Joseph Mitchell, writer
  • Jul 25 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)
  • Jul 25 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)

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Jul 26 Salvador Allende, President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1973)

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • Jul 27 Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)
  • Jul 28 Zbigniew Turski, composer
  • Aug 1 Miloslav Kabelac, composer
  • Aug 4 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
  • Aug 4 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
  • Aug 4 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
  • Aug 5 Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
  • Aug 6 George Singer, composer
  • Aug 6 Helen Hull Jacobs, Berkley California, US tennis champ (1932-35)
  • Aug 6 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • Aug 6 Sol Adler, economist Sinophile
  • Aug 6 Svend Erik Tarp, composer
  • Aug 6 Will Lee, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Aug 8 Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
  • Aug 8 Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)
  • Aug 10 Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
  • Aug 10 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • Aug 12 Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
  • Aug 13 Gene Raymond, American actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 14 Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)
  • Aug 14 Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (d. 1984)
  • Aug 16 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (The New Yorker), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Aug 17 Kurt Hessenberg, composer
  • Aug 18 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu), born in North Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 18 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
  • Aug 18 Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)
  • Aug 18 Milan Ristic, composer
  • Aug 20 Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
  • Aug 20 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), born in Bedous, Aquitaine (d. 1998)
  • Aug 20 John Reginald Bevins, politician
  • Aug 20 Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)
  • Aug 21 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), born in Forest Gate, London (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 M. M. Kaye, British writer (The Far Pavilions), born in Shimla, India (d. 2004)

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Aug 22 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Aug 23 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), born in Kislovodsk, Terek Oblast, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 23 Cornelis van Dis sr., Dutch chemist and politician
  • Aug 23 Hannah Frank, Scottish artist and sculptor, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Aug 25 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Aug 26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
  • Aug 26 W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)

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Aug 27 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 27 Frank Leahy, O'Neill Nebraska, football coach (Notre Dame)

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Aug 27 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), born in Stonewall, Texas (d. 1973)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Aug 27 Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
  • Aug 28 Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1996)
  • Aug 30 Fred MacMurray, Kankakee, Illinois, American actor (Double Indemnity, My Three Sons)
  • Aug 30 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1996)
  • Aug 30 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Peter Conrad Baden, composer
  • Aug 31 William Saroyan, American novelist and playwright (Time of Your Life), born in Fresno, California (d. 1981)
  • Sep 1 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
  • Sep 1 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1980)
  • Sep 3 Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (d. 1988)
  • Sep 4 Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)
  • Sep 4 Richard Wright, American author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children)
  • Sep 5 Joaquin Maria Nin-Culmell, Cuban-Spanish composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Anthony Wagner, genealogist
  • Sep 6 Paul Lavalle, American bandleader (Cities Service Band of America), born in Beacon, New York (d. 1997)
  • Sep 7 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter
  • Sep 7 Michael E DeBakey, artificial heart pioneer

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Sep 7 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Norwalk, Ohio

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Sep 8 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert
  • Sep 9 Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)
  • Sep 9 John Haeton, American bobsled (Olympic silver 1928, 48)
  • Sep 10 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 10 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 Everhardus J van Romondt, physician/Dutch Antillean minister of Eco
  • Sep 13 Ray Burns Green, composer
  • Sep 14 Bernie Green, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Sep 15 Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)
  • Sep 16 Beecher Moore, British sailor, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 16 Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)
  • Sep 16 James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
  • Sep 17 Franz J A Grothe, German composer
  • Sep 18 Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)
  • Sep 19 Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian)
  • Sep 19 Tatsuo Shimabuku, founder of Isshinryu Karate (d. 1975)
  • Sep 20 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist
  • Sep 20 Levon-Karapet His Holiness Vasken Baidjian, patriach of Etchmiadzin
  • Sep 25 Eugen Suchon, composer
  • Sep 26 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker
  • Sep 27 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier
  • Sep 28 Marin Goleminov, composer
  • Sep 29 James Norman Dalrymple Anderson, lawyer
  • Sep 29 Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
  • Sep 30 David Oistrakh, Odessa Russia, violinist/prof (Moscow Conservatory)
  • Sep 30 Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
  • Oct 1 Herman David Koppel, composer
  • Oct 5 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)
  • Oct 6 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • Oct 6 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • Oct 7 Richard Caldicot, actor (Horse's Mouth), born in London, England
  • Oct 8 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1990)
  • Oct 9 Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), born in Coffee County, Alabama (d. 1987)
  • Oct 9 Harry Hooton, Australian poet, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (d. 1961)
  • Oct 9 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (d. 1975)
  • Oct 10 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer
  • Oct 10 John Waldo Green, American composer (Body & Soul, Guy Lombardo's arranger), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 10 Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
  • Oct 11 Armen Carapetyan, composer