Famous People Born in 1909 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 489

  • May 25 Alfred Kubel, German politician (d. 1999)
  • May 25 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (d. 1970)
  • May 26 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
  • May 26 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Isador Goodman, composer
  • May 28 John Schepens, [Jean Baudoux], Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto)
  • May 28 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
  • May 29 Neil R[onald] Jones, American sci-fi author (Space War, Twin Worlds)
  • May 30 Benny Goodman, clarinetist and bandleader (King of Swing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • May 30 George Headley, cricketer, Panama (all-time great WI batsman)
  • May 31 Jan Lewando, British director (Marks & Spencer)
  • May 31 Thor Thorvaldsen, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1948, 52)
  • Jun 1 Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist/conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra)
  • Jun 1 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (d. 1986)
  • Jun 2 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, born in Brechin (d. 2006)
  • Jun 4 Paul Nordoff, American composer (Frog Prince), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • Jun 4 William Batten, CEO (NY Stock Exchange 1976-84)
  • Jun 5 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1992)
  • Jun 6 Isaiah Berlin, philosopher
  • Jun 6 M J Gopalan, cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34)

Person of interestJessica Tandy

Jun 7 Jessica Tandy, British actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), born in London, England (d. 1994)

Actress Jessica Tandy
Actress
Jessica Tandy
  • Jun 7 Peter W Rodino, (Rep-D-NJ, 1949- )/chaired Watergate council
  • Jun 7 Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist (d. 1974)
  • Jun 8 Mary van de Berg, Flemish actress (Moutarde van Sonaansee), born in Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Jun 8 William Odling, major-general
  • Jun 9 Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher
  • Jun 10 Erwin Dressel, composer
  • Jun 12 Archie Bleyer, Corona NY, orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey)
  • Jun 12 Mansel Treharne Thomas, composer
  • Jun 14 Burl Ives, American folk singer and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Hunt City, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert)
  • Jun 16 Archie Fairley Carr, biologist (d. 1987)
  • Jun 17 Elmer Lee Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (d. 2004)
  • Jun 19 Edwin Gerschefski, composer
  • Jun 19 Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
  • Jun 20 Cecil Marley, cricketer (Jamaican batsman 1928-1946, WICBC pres)
  • Jun 20 Errol Flynn, Australian actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 1959)
  • Jun 20 Joan Harrison, screenwriter
  • Jun 21 Kurt Schwaen, composer
  • Jun 22 Katherine Dunham, dancer, choreographer (Casbah, Stormy Weather)
  • Jun 22 Michael "Mike" Todd [Avrom Goldbogen], American producer (Around the World in 80 Days) and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1958)
  • Jun 23 Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China (1983-88), born in Hong'an, Hubei, China (d. 1992)
  • Jun 24 Milton Katims, American conductor/violist (WOR-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
  • Jun 25 Daniel Fuchs, American writer (Summer in Williamsburg)
  • Jun 26 Colonel Tom Parker [Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk], Dutch-born talent manager (Elvis Presley), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Jun 26 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Nicholas Polunin, environmentalist
  • Jun 27 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, composer
  • Jun 28 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer (d. 1989)

  • Jun 28 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • Jun 28 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist
  • Jun 30 Juan Bosch, poet/President of Dominican Republic (1962-63)
  • Jul 1 Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist
  • Jul 1 Madge Evans, Manhattan TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times)
  • Jul 3 Earl L Butz, US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); a real Butz
  • Jul 3 Lucy Kroll, entertainment agent
  • Jul 3 Stavros Niachos, Greece, shipping magnate (Those Fabulous Greeks)
  • Jul 4 Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
  • Jul 4 Lynette Roberts, British poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Jul 4 Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine
  • Jul 5 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/18 NS]
  • Jul 7 Eddie Mayehoff, American actor (Hour Glass, That's My Boy, How to Murder Your Wife), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1992)
  • Jul 8 Petar Segedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil)
  • Jul 10 Donald William Sinclair, co–proprietor of the Gleneagles Hotel and the inspiration for the character Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers (d. 1981)
  • Jul 11 Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Jul 12 2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)
  • Jul 12 Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 12 Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87)
  • Jul 12 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Jul 12 Fritz Leonhardt, German civil engineer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 13 David Branson, composer
  • Jul 13 Paul Constantinescu, composer
  • Jul 13 Washington Castro, composer
  • Jul 15 Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist
  • Jul 15 John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
  • Jul 16 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, moral theologian
  • Jul 16 John Edward "Teddy" Buckner, trumpeter
  • Jul 17 Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]
  • Jul 18 Harriet Nelson, American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Follow the Fleet), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Jul 18 Lupe Vélez [María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez], Mexican-American actress (Joe Palooka), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1944)
  • Jul 18 Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
  • Jul 19 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, born in Cece (d. 1966)
  • Jul 20 Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
  • Jul 20 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
  • Jul 21 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, Egyptologist
  • Jul 22 Licia Albanese, American operatic soprano (NY Met Opera), born in Bari, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Jul 22 Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
  • Jul 26 Peter Thorneycroft, British politician, born in Dunston, Staffordshire (d. 1994)
  • Jul 26 Vivian Vance, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), born in Cherryvale, Kansas (d. 1979)
  • Jul 27 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
  • Jul 27 Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • Jul 28 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
  • Jul 29 Georgy Mushel, composer
  • Jul 30 Cyril Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress)
  • Aug 1 Nigel Henderson, British admiral (d. 1993)
  • Aug 2 Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 4 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), born in Atlanta, Kansas (d. 1988)
  • Aug 4 Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian landscape gardener, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • Aug 4 Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (co-founded category theory), born in Taftville, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Aug 8 Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)
  • Aug 9 John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)
  • Aug 9 Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (d. 1944)
  • Aug 10 Brian Easdale, composer
  • Aug 10 Claude Thornhill, composer
  • Aug 10 Frank Bowden, industrialist/landowner
  • Aug 10 George W Crockett Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1980- )
  • Aug 10 Julio A Abraham, president (Democratic Party Bonaire)
  • Aug 10 Leo Fender, inventor (Fender guitars including the Stratocaster), born in Anaheim California (d. 1991)
  • Aug 10 Mohammed V ibn Yusuf, King of Morocco (1953, 1955-61)
  • Aug 11 Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer
  • Aug 11 Hugo Buchthal, art historian
  • Aug 11 Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)
  • Aug 12 Maurice Heath, air marshal
  • Aug 12 Richard Bare, American director
  • Aug 13 John Beal [James Andrew Bliedung], American actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Les Misérables), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Aug 13 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, US 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Aug 13 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), born in Chicago. Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Aug 14 Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
  • Aug 15 Raymond O'Malley, English teacher
  • Aug 16 Paul Smith Callaway, composer
  • Aug 17 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
  • Aug 18 Miliza Korjus, Polish actress (Great Waltz), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1980)
  • Aug 19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • Aug 20 Albert Roberts, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37)
  • Aug 20 André Morell [Cecil André Mesritz], British actor (Ben-Hur, The Message, Hound of the Baskervilles), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • Aug 21 C. Dillon Douglas, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2003)
  • Aug 21 Jon William Jr Haussermann, composer
  • Aug 21 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1992)

Person of interestMel Hein

Aug 22 Mel Hein, American NFL center (NY Giants), born in Redding, California (d. 1992)

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • Aug 22 Sergius Kagen, composer
  • Aug 22 Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
  • Aug 22 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Aug 23 Syd Buller, English first-class cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire (d. 1970)
  • Aug 24 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • Aug 25 Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, born in Rhosllannerchrugog, Wales (d. 1988)
  • Aug 25 Michael Rennie, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), born in Idle, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1971)
  • Aug 26 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
  • Aug 26 Frank Gasparro, US chief engraver (1965-81), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 26 Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • Aug 26 Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Aug 27 Lester W "Pres" Young, US jazz saxophonist
  • Aug 27 Sidney R Yates, (Rep-D-IL, 1949-62, 65- )
  • Aug 27 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936 and 1939), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Aug 29 Roy Reuther, American Labor Leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1968)
  • Aug 30 Barry Appleby, cartoonist
  • Aug 31 Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), born in Châtellerault, Poitou-Charentes (d. 2015)
  • Sep 1 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (d. 1957)
  • Sep 4 Karel Horky, Czech composer, born in Stemechy (d. 1988)

Person of interestEduard Wirths

Sep 4 Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • Sep 5 Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • Sep 6 John Ridgely, American actor (Northern Pursuit, They Died with Their Boots On, Air Force), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • Sep 7 Elia Kazan, Constaninople Turkey, director (Streetcar Named Desire)
  • Sep 7 Jo Juda, Dutch musician
  • Sep 7 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer
  • Sep 9 Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 Anne Seymour, American actress (Gemini Affair, Empire, Tim Conway Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Sep 11 William H Natcher, (Rep-D-Kentucky, 1953- )
  • Sep 12 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)
  • Sep 12 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1986)
  • Sep 13 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • Sep 14 Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)
  • Sep 15 Carlos Estrada, composer

Person of interestJean Batten

Sep 15 Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator (first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936), born in Rotorua, New Zealand (d. 1982)

Aviator Jean Batten
Aviator
Jean Batten
  • Sep 15 Phil Arnold, American actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees), born in Hackensack, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • Sep 15 C.N.Annadurai, Former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu
  • Sep 16 John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal
  • Sep 16 [Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian
  • Sep 17 Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
  • Sep 17 Kenneth Darling, Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, Northern Europe
  • Sep 19 Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (Porsche AG), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)

Person of interestKwame Nkrumah

Sep 21 Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60 and 1st President Ghana (1960-66), born in Nkroful, Gold Coast (Ghana) (d. 1972)

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Sep 22 Allan "Rocky" Lane, American western cowboy actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • Sep 22 David Riesman, US sociologist (Lonely Crowd)
  • Sep 23 Marianne Straub, weaver
  • Sep 23 Susan Travers, English-French Foreign Legion soldier, born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (d. 1966)
  • Sep 25 Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91)
  • Sep 26 Helen Giuliani, mother of Rudy (Mayor-R- 1994-2002), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 26 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
  • Sep 27 Jean Berger [Arthur Schloßberg], German-born American composer, born in Hamm (d. 2002)
  • Sep 28 Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], cartoonist (Li'l Abner), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sep 28 Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
  • Sep 28 Wiesje Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Doodzonde), born in Watergraafsmeer, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Sep 29 Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • Oct 1 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Oct 1 Samuel Yorty, (Mayor-LA), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Oct 4 James B Pritchard, American theologist/archaeologist
  • Oct 4 Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/Sax
  • Oct 7 Shura Cherkassky, pianist
  • Oct 7 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (d. 1990)
  • Oct 7 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • Oct 8 Bill Hewitt, American professional football player (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bay City, Michigan (d. 1947)
  • Oct 10 Florida Friebus, American actress (Dobie Gillis' mom, Bob Newhart Show), born in Auburndale, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • Oct 10 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet
  • Oct 10 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director
  • Oct 13 Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist