Famous People Born in 1917 (Part 2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 492

  • May 21 Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • May 21 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman
  • May 22 Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
  • May 22 Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
  • May 22 Nathan Davis, American actor (Dunston Checks In, Holes, Code of Silence), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • May 22 Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer
  • May 23 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • May 24 Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
  • May 24 Lord Campbell of Alloway, QC
  • May 24 Theodore Hesburgh, president (Notre Dame), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 25 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
  • May 25 Steve Cochran [Robert Alexander Cochran], American actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas), born in Eureka, California (d. 1965)
  • May 26 Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
  • May 28 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
  • May 28 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 28 Gerald Cash, Gov-Gen (Bahamas)

  • May 28 Marshall Reed, American actor (The Madmen of Mandoras, Mysterious Island), born in Englewood, Colorado (d. 1980)

Person of interestJohn F. Kennedy

May 29 John F. Kennedy, 35th US President (1961-1963) and Senator (D-Mass), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 1 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 2 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), born in Caldwell, Kansas (d. 2000)
  • Jun 2 Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • Jun 3 Leo Gorcey, American actor (Bowery Boys, Road to Zanzibar), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • Jun 4 Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)
  • Jun 4 Charles Collingwood, Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
  • Jun 4 Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
  • Jun 4 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jun 5 Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter
  • Jun 6 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 6 Prior Jones, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52), born in Princes Town, Trinidad (d. 1991)
  • Jun 7 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2000)
  • Jun 7 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Jun 8 Byron White, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1962-93), born in Fort Collins, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • Jun 9 Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 10 William Barr, rector (Exeter College, Oxford)
  • Jun 11 James Bostock, English wood engraver and artist, born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Jun 11 Joseph B Wirthlin, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2008)
  • Jun 12 Priscilla Lane, American actress (Arsenic & Old Lace), born in Indianola, Iowa (d. 1995)
  • Jun 14 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician
  • Jun 15 Alfred "Lash" LaRue, American actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp), born in Gretna, Louisiana, United States (d. 1996)
  • Jun 15 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)
  • Jun 16 Katharine Graham, newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 16 Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari; d. 1989)
  • Jun 16 Irving Penn, American photographer
  • Jun 17 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)
  • Jun 18 Akhmet Jevdet Ismail Hajiyev, composer
  • Jun 18 Richard Boone, American actor (The Richard Boone Show, Have Gun Will Travel), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1981)
  • Jun 18 Arthur Tremblay, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • Jun 19 Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwan minister (ZAPUA)
  • Jun 20 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • Jun 20 Ash Brownridge, American conservationist (National Wildlife Federation), creator of Ranger Rick, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Jun 23 Sid Watters Jr, horse trainer
  • Jun 23 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Exmouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • Jun 26 Wille Hamilton, British MP, born in Houghton-le-Spring, England (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • Jun 27 Ron Hayward, English politician, General Secretary of the Labour Party, born in Chipping Sodbury, Oxfordshire (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer considered one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret (My Fair Lady), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • Jun 28 Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • Jun 30 Lena Horne, American actress, singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 30 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician

Person of interestSusan Hayward

Jun 30 Susan Hayward, American actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward
  • Jul 2 Pierre Dubois, Dutch literary
  • Jul 3 Hélène Cordet, actress (The Limping Man), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1996)
  • Jul 3 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, born in Alegrete, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Manolete [Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez], Spanish bullfighter, born in Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain (d. 1947)
  • Jul 6 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jul 6 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire)
  • Jul 6 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (d. 2004)
  • Jul 7 Elton Britt, Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
  • Jul 7 Lawrence F O'Brien, (Watergate conspirators broke into his office)
  • Jul 7 Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran politician (d. 2003)
  • Jul 7 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)
  • Jul 8 Faye Emerson, American actress (I've Got a Secret), born in Elizabeth, Louisiana (d. 1983)
  • Jul 8 Glenn Langan, American actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie, Jungle Heat, Rapture), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • Jul 8 Pamela Brown, British actress (Cleopatra, I Know Where I'm Going!, Beckett), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Jul 9 Ted Steele, American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1985)
  • Jul 10 Don Herbert, American scientist and TV host (Watch Mr Wizard), born in Waconia, Minnesota (d. 2007)
  • Jul 10 Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (Andy Capp), born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • Jul 10 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, born in Buffalo, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • Jul 12 Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (Christina's World), born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Jul 14 Arthur Leavins, violinist
  • Jul 14 Douglas Edwards, Alda Oklahoma, newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI)
  • Jul 15 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
  • Jul 16 William Bishop, American actor (Black Eagle, Adventures in Silverado, It's a Great Life), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • Jul 17 Lou Bourdeau, baseball player/manager (1948 AP Athlete of Year)

Person of interestPhyllis Diller

Jul 17 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2012)

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • Jul 17 Kenan Evren, Turkish soldier and politician, (President of Turkey 1980-1989 by military coup), born in Alaşehir, Manisa Province (d. 2015)
  • Jul 18 Henri Salvador, French Caribbean singer, born in Cayenne, French Guiana (d. 2008)
  • Jul 19 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Jul 19 William Scranton, American Republican Party politician and diplomat, born in Madison, Connecticut (d. 2013)
  • Jul 22 H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Jul 23 Charles Kerruish, Manx politician and President of Tyndwald Isle of Man, born in Isle of Man (d. 2003)
  • Jul 23 John Stokes, British MP (C), born in Sandy, Bedfordshire (d. 2003)
  • Jul 23 Kurt Kreuger, Swiss-German actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours), born in Michenberg, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Jul 23 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), born in Mount Gilead, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • Jul 24 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller, born in England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 24 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2005)
  • Jul 24 Simon Slåttvik, Norwegian cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Valnesfjord, Norway (d. 2001)
  • Jul 24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • Jul 25 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler, born in East York, Ontario, Canada (d. 1990)
  • Jul 26 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1998)
  • Jul 26 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Henley-on-Thames, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 27 John Cunningham, British Royal Air Force night fighter ace (WW II), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2002)
  • Jul 27 Moses Rascoe, American blues singer, born in Windsor, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)
  • Jul 27 Bourvil [André Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), born in Prétot-Vicquemare, France (d. 1970)
  • Jul 30 Eddy Grove, American actor (Dragnet, The Silent Service, Medic), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), born in Leeds, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 6 Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • Aug 11 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)
  • Aug 12 Douglas Gunsekera, banker
  • Aug 12 Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress and dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), born in Buhl, Idaho (d. 1997)

  • Aug 13 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Aug 15 Jack Lynch, Irish politician, fourth Taoiseach, born in Shandon, Cork, Ireland (d. 1999)
  • Aug 15 Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest who was murdered, born in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador (d. 1980)
  • Aug 16 Roque Cordero, Panamanian composer (Sonata Breve), born in Panama City (d. 2008)
  • Aug 17 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, born in Baghdad (d. 1995)
  • Aug 18 Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
  • Aug 22 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Aug 23 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Aug 24 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Aug 25 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), born in Elberon, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • Aug 26 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
  • Aug 26 William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
  • Aug 27 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)

Person of interestJack Kirby

Aug 28 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Capt America), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • Aug 29 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Aug 30 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in London, (d. 2015)
  • Sep 2 Cleveland Amory, Nahant Mass, conservationist/TV reviewer (TV Guide)
  • Sep 2 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • Sep 3 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (Dodgers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Sep 3 Peter Winter, naval commander (d. 1996)
  • Sep 4 Henry Ford II, American businessman and grandson of Henry Ford, (President of Ford Motor Company, 1945-79), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Sep 5 Jack Buetel, American actress (Outlaw, Half Breed), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Sep 6 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Sep 6 Philipp von Boeselager, German Wehrmacht officer, failed assassin of Adolf Hitler, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist (Nobel Prize 1975), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Sep 9 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1942)
  • Sep 10 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, born in Florence (d. 1994)
  • Sep 10 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • Sep 11 Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (Pink Panther, Dorian Gray), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 2012)

Person of interestFerdinand Marcos

Sep 11 Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (1965-86), born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines (d. 1989)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Sep 11 Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), born in Macon, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Sep 11 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author (American Way of Death), activist and one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, born in Paris (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Seamas NacNeill, Classical physicist and piper, born in Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • Sep 12 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 2004)
  • Sep 13 Jon Thorarinsson, Icelandic composer (d. 2012)
  • Sep 13 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Sep 15 Richard Arnell, composer
  • Sep 17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • Sep 17 Lawrence Jacob, artist (Sanitarium), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • Sep 17 Peter Bennett, British actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • Sep 18 Ande Anderson, English opera director, born in South Shields (d. 1996)
  • Sep 18 Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, born in Brummen, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • Sep 18 June Foray, American voice actress (Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2017)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Sep 20 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, American NBA coach and general manager (Boston Celtics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Sep 20 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), born in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain (d. 1994)
  • Sep 21 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (Crank-Nicolson method), born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England (d. 1968)
  • Sep 22 Peter Adams [James H Adams II], American actor (Zorro, Kraft Mystery Theater, Alternative), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Imry Nemeth, Hungarian hammer thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 24 William Putnam Bundy, American attorney and intelligence expert (9th Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • Sep 25 Johnny Sain, American baseball player, born in Havana, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • Sep 26 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada), born in Amos, Canada (d. 1976)
  • Sep 27 Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
  • Sep 27 William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002)
  • Sep 28 Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • Sep 28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor

Person of interestBuddy Rich

Sep 30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • Sep 30 Chung Hee Park, general/President of South Korea (1961-79), assassinated
  • Sep 30 Yuri "Petrovich" Lyubimov, USSR, director (Taganka)
  • Oct 1 René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillian poet (Juancho Picaflor)
  • Oct 2 Francis Jackson, British organist and composer, born in Malton, Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 2 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Oct 2 Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist (Nobel 1974), born in Thames Ditton, Surrey (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • Oct 4 Jan Murray, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 5 Robert Adams, English sculptor and designer, born in Far Cotton, Northampton (d. 1984)

Person of interestFannie Lou Hamer

Oct 6 Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (Freedom Summer, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), born in Montgomery County, Mississippi (d. 1977)

Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer
Civil Rights Activist
Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Oct 7 June Allyson, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 8 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Oct 8 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • Oct 8 Billy Conn, American boxer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Oct 8 Walter Lord, American author (A Night to Remember), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), born in Kōchi, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Oct 10 Ilona Ference, American actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), born in Bar Harbor, Maine (d. 1996)
  • Oct 10 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • Oct 11 Franz Alphons Wolpert, German composer, born in Wiesentheid, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Oct 12 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), born in Blaricum, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • Oct 13 Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 15 Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, American historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Oct 15 Jan Miner, American actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Oct 16 Alice Pearce, American comedienne and actress (On the Town, Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Oct 17 Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
  • Oct 17 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
  • Oct 20 Efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles
  • Oct 20 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (A Cop), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 20 Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
  • Oct 21 [John Birks]"Dizzy" Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, a creator of bebop & modern jazz (A Night In Tunisia), born in Cheraw, South Carolina; (d. 1993)

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

Oct 22 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine