On This Day

Famous People Born in 1909 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 496 of 496

  • 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 and erotic poet, born in Lokoren, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Oct 10 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • Oct 13 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Oct 14 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver (Indy 500), born in Lingen, Germany (d. 1938)
  • Oct 14 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer, born in Mikkeli, Finland (d. 1979)
  • Oct 14 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Oct 15 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • Oct 17 Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer
  • Oct 18 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • Oct 19 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1992)
  • Oct 19 Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
  • Oct 20 Monique Hare, French pianist
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)
  • Oct 22 Litz Pisk, movement teacher

  • Oct 23 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, born in Balta, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Oct 24 Bill Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic gold 1932), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1966)
  • Oct 25 Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (1961-67)
  • Oct 25 Whitner "Whit" Bissell, American actor (Time Machine, Soylent Green, The Magnificent Seven), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Oct 28 Ādolfs Skulte, Latvian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2000)
  • Oct 28 Claude Bourdet, French human rights activist and journalist, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Oct 28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), born in Dublin (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1966)
  • Oct 29 Frank Wykoff, athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1928, 32, 36), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • Oct 30 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian nuclear physicist, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1966)
  • Nov 1 Bruno Bjelinski [Weiss], Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Nov 3 James Reston, American journalist (New York Times), born in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Nov 4 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Nov 6 Heinz Rottger, German composer, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Nov 6 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, born in Kudus, Java (d. 1969)
  • Nov 8 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Nov 9 H. M. van Randwijk, Dutch author and founder (Vrij Netherland), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Robert Douglas, English actor (Adv of Don Juan), born in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • Nov 10 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 1970)

  • Nov 11 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Nov 13 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • Nov 13 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)

Person of interestJoseph McCarthy

Nov 14 Joseph McCarthy, American Senator (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed communists infiltrated the US government, born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin (d. 1957)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Nov 15 Don Large, Canadian choral director (Wayne King)
  • Nov 17 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), born in London, England (d. 1996)

Person of interestJohnny Mercer

Nov 18 Johnny Mercer, American lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1976)

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • Nov 19 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Nov 19 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, born in Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Nov 20 Alan Bible, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), born in Lovelock, Nevada (d. 1988)
  • Nov 22 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
  • Nov 22 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • Nov 22 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, born in Seshego, Pietersburg District (d. 1985)
  • Nov 23 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
  • Nov 24 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • Nov 24 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • Nov 25 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
  • Nov 25 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's), born in St Lucy, Barbados (d. 1972)
  • Nov 26 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 26 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), born in Slatina, Romania (d. 1994)
  • Nov 27 Donald John Urquhart, English librarian, born in Whitley Bay, England (d. 1994)
  • Nov 27 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1955)
  • Nov 27 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), born in Moscow (d. 1967)
  • Nov 28 Aleksandar Ranković, Yugoslavic partisan and 1st Vice President of Yugoslavia (1963-66), born in Draževac, Serbia (d. 1983)
  • Nov 29 Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
  • Nov 30 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • Dec 1 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • Dec 3 Dana Suesse, American musician and songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures), born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Dec 4 Jimmy Jewel [James Jewel Marsh], British comedic actor (The Avengers, Thicker Than Water), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • Dec 6 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC), born in Paddington, Sydney, Australia (d. 1996)
  • Dec 6 Kenneth Watkins, British woodland conservationist and founder (The Woodland Trust) (d. 1996)
  • Dec 7 Jacob Kainen, American painter and curator, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Dec 7 Arch Oboler, American director, screen and radio writer, and producer (Lights Out, Bwana Devil), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Dec 8 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Dec 9 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, American actor and decorated naval officer (Ghost Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Dec 11 Ronald McKie, Australian author (The Mango Tree), born in Toowoomba, Queensland (d. 1991)
  • Dec 11 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager, born in Kidderminster, England (d. 1989)
  • Dec 12 Armand Boni, Flemish poet and writer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1991)
  • Dec 12 Karen Morley, American actress (Scarface), born in Ottumwa, Iowa (d. 2003)
  • Dec 14 Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist and biochemist (Nobel Prize 1958), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 1975)
  • Dec 14 Phia Berghout, Dutch harpist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Dec 16 Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Dec 16 Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 & 29 in India's 1st Test match)
  • Dec 18 Mona Barrie [Smith], British-American actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • Dec 19 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
  • Dec 20 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), born in Horsens, Jutland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 20 Vakkom Majeed, Indian freedom fighter & politician, born in the Kingdom of Travancore (d. 2000)
  • Dec 21 George Ball, American politician and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN, Under Secretary of State), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Dec 21 Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist, born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 1992)
  • Dec 22 Alan Carney [David Boughal], American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Take it from Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • Dec 22 Patricia Hayes, British actress (A Fish Called Wanda), born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1998)
  • Dec 23 Barney Ross, American Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 23 Don Cleverley, cricketer (two Tests for NZ 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
  • Dec 23 Maurice Denham, British actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), born in Beckenham, England (d. 2002)
  • Dec 24 Adam Popovich, American composer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Dec 24 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68), born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1970)
  • Dec 25 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter (post-war abstraction), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Dec 28 Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Waco, Texas
  • Dec 28 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)
  • Dec 28 Johnny Goodman, American golfer (US Open 1933), born in South Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1970)