Famous People Born in 1918

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  • Jan 1 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • Jan 1 Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer (WR 100m freestyle, 1:04.06 1933-56; Olympic gold 4×100m freestyle 1936), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Jan 2 Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • Jan 6 Buddy Weed, American pianist (Penthouse Party), born in Ossining, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jan 7 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party), born in Imperia, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Jan 7 Colin Snedden, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (1 Test; Auckland), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2011)
  • Jan 7 Irene Vorrink, Dutch politician (Minister of Health), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Betty Roché [Mary Elizabeth Roach], American jazz singer (Duke Ellington - "Take The 'A' Train"), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1999)
  • Jan 10 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana, born in Windsor Great Park, United Kingdom (d. 2008)
  • Jan 11 Albert Weisser, American musicologist and composer, born in New York City (d. 1982)

Maharishi Mahesh YogiMaharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008)

Jan 12 Indian guru who developed Transcendental Meditation, born in Jabalpur, India

  • Jan 13 George "Bud" Hamilton, American film make-up artist (Westmore family), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • Jan 13 Lester Sill, American pioneer music publisher and record producer (Phillies Records) (d. 1994)
  • Jan 13 Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • Jan 13 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Jan 15 André Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)

Gamal Abdel NasserGamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970)

Jan 15 Egyptian revolutionary and politician (Acting President, 1954-56; President, 1956-70), born in Bakos, Egypt

  • Jan 15 João Figueiredo, President of Brazil, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1999)
  • Jan 16 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • Jan 16 Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter (In the Heat of the Night, Perry Mason), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Joseph W. Barr, American banker and politician (Secretary of the Treasury), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1996)
  • Jan 18 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, Brazilian priest, born in Aracaju, State of Sergipe, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • Jan 18 Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19 John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet), born in Arkansas City, Arkansas (d. 2005)
  • Jan 20 Esquivel! [Juan García Esquivel], Mexican pianist, composer, and bandleader known as the "King of Space-Age Pop", born in Tampico, Mexico (d. 2002)
  • Jan 21 Antonio Janigro, Italian cellist (Zagreb Soloists), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1989)
  • Jan 21 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), born in Tondo, Manila (d. 1993)
  • Jan 21 Geoffrey Dawes, English physiologist (fetal and neonatal physiology.), born in Mackworth, England (d. 1996)
  • Jan 21 Herbert C. Jones, United States Navy ensign, Medal of Honor recipient, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1941)
  • Jan 21 Richard Winters, American army officer and war hero (commanded 'Easy Company' during Normandy Invasion portrayed in "Band of Brothers"), born in New Holland Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jan 22 Elmer Lach, Canadian Hockey HOF center (Stanley Cup 1944, 46, 53 Montreal Canadiens; Hart Trophy 1945; Art Ross Trophy 1948; 5 x NHL All Star), born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)

Gertrude B. ElionGertrude B. Elion (1918-1999)

Jan 23 American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1988), born in NYC, New York

  • Jan 24 Gottfried von Einem, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1996)
  • Jan 24 John McLiam [Williams], Canadian actor (First Blood, Sleeper, Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Oral Roberts, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College, born in Pontotoc County Oklahoma (d. 2009)
  • Jan 25 Ernie Harwell, American baseball broadcaster (Detroit Tigers 1960-2002), born in Washington, Georgia (d. 2010)

Nicolae CeausescuNicolae Ceausescu (1918-1989)

Jan 26 Communist dictator of Romania (1967-89), born in Scornicești, Romania

  • Jan 26 Philip José Farmer, American sci-fi writer (Riverworld), born in Terre Haute Indiana (d. 2009)
  • Jan 26 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • Jan 27 (Lyle) "Skitch" Henderson, British-American pianist and orchestra leader (NBC Radio; NBC Television; New York Pops), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2005)
  • Jan 27 Elmore James, American blues slide guitarist (Dust My Broom), born in Richland, Mississippi (d. 1963)
  • Jan 27 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Harry Corbett, English puppeteer (Sooty), TV presenter and magician, born in Bradford, England (d. 1989)
  • Jan 28 Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Seine (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician, human rights activist who ran for President (d. 1988)
  • Jan 29 Bill Rigney, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1948; NY Giants) and manager (NY/SF Giants; LA Angels; Minnesota Twins), born in Alameda, California (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 John Forsythe, American actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Jan 30 David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor & writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jan 30 Jarl Andre Bjerke [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet & writer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1985)
  • Feb 1 Maurice Laing, English builder (John Laing & Son), born in Carlisle, England (d. 2008)

Muriel SparkMuriel Spark (1918-2006)

Feb 1 Scottish author (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Feb 2 Hella Haasse, 'Grande Dame of Dutch Literature' (Oeroeg, Cider for Poor People), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 2011)
  • Feb 3 Helen Stephens, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m & 4x100m relay 1936), born in Fulton, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • Feb 3 Joey Bishop [Gottlieb], American TV talk show host (Joey Bishop Show) and member of the "Rat Pack" group of entertainers, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2007)
  • Feb 4 Ida Lupino, British-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 4 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • Feb 5 Gara Garayev [Kara Karayev], Soviet-Azerbaijani composer (Seven Beauties), born in Baku (d. 1982)
  • Feb 6 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • Feb 8 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Feb 8 Max Rayne, English property developer /multi-millionaire (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Gordon Pirie, English Group Captain and politician, born in Oxford (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Idwal Pugh, Welsh-born British civil servant (UK Ombudsman 1976-78), born in Blaenau Ffestiniog (d. 2010)
  • Feb 11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the beehive hairstyle, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Feb 12 Dom DiMaggio 'The Little Professor', American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • Feb 12 Julian Schwinger, US physicist (1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for quantum electrodynamics), born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • Feb 13 Irv Cottler, American session and touring drummer (Frank Sinatra; Dinah Shore), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)

Patty BergPatty Berg (1918-2006)

Feb 13 American golfer (15 major titles, US Open 1946), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Feb 15 Allan Arbus, American commercial photographer, and actor (M*A*S*H - "Dr. Sidney Freeman"; Greaser's Palace; Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • Feb 16 Patty Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • Feb 17 Charles Hayes, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1983-93), born in Cairo, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Feb 17 Olive Gibbs, British politician, anti-nuclear activist and peace campaigner, born in Oxford, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 18 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • Feb 19 Fay McKenzie, American actress (The Party; Sierra Sue), and singer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • Feb 20 Leonore Annenberg, American diplomat and philanthropist (Chief of protocol for Ronald Reagan), born in New York City (d. 2009)

Al GrossAl Gross (1918-2000)

Feb 22 American inventor (invented the walkie-talkie), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Feb 22 Charles "Charlie O" Finley, American sports entrepreneur (MLB's Kansas City/Oakland A's: NHL's California Golden Seals), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1996)
  • Feb 22 Don Pardo, American television announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), born in Westfield, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • Feb 22 Robert Wadlow, American who was tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1"), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1940)
  • Feb 22 Sid Abel, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy), born in Melville, Saskatchewan (d. 2000)
  • Feb 23 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 25 Barney Ewell, American athlete (1948 Olympics 1 gold, 2 silver), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Barney Ewell, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay, silver 100m, 200m 1948; equal WR 100m 1948), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs (1918-1995)

Feb 25 American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Feb 25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist and composer, born in Herakleion, Crete, Greece (d. 1994)
  • Feb 26 Otis Bowen, American politician, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89), born in near Rochester, Indiana (d. 2013)
  • Feb 26 Preacher Roe, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star Brooklyn Dodgers; NL strikeout leader 1945 Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Ash Flat, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • Feb 26 Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1985)
  • Feb 28 Alfred Burke, British actor (Public Eye, Backfire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Mar 1 Duncan White, Ceylonese athlete (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), born in Lathpandura, Sri Lanka (d. 1998)
  • Mar 1 Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 1 Hank Wyse, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago Cubs), born in Lunsford, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • Mar 1 Roger Delgado, English actor (Doctor Who, Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • Mar 3 Arnold Newman, American photographer (Faces USA), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2006)
  • Mar 3 Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist (1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of DNA polymerase), born in New York City (d. 2007)
  • Mar 3 Frank Wigglesworth, American composer (The Willowdale Handcar), born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Mar 3 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • Mar 3 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in Kenmare, Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3 San Yu, Burmese General and the 5th President of Burma (1981-88), born in Thegon, Pegu Province, British Burma, British India (d. 1996)
  • Mar 4 Alfred Judson Force Moody, US Army Brigadier General, WWII and Vietnam veteran, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1967)
  • Mar 4 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Joseph, Oregon (d. 2012)
  • Mar 5 Halsey S. Colchester, British SAS officer, spy (MI6) and priest (d. 1995)
  • Mar 5 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Milt Schmidt, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1939, 41; Boston Bruins) and coach/GM (Stanley Cup 1970, 72; Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • Mar 5 Paul Christman, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (University of Missouri; All-Pro 1946, 47; Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1970)
  • Mar 5 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, top score 29 no, 2 wickets), born in Nimbahera, Rajasthan, India (d. 1993)
  • Mar 5 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • Mar 6 Howard McGhee, American be-bop jazz trumpeter, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • Mar 7 June Wayne, American artist, lithographer and teacher (Tamarind Lithography Workshop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Mar 8 Poon Lim, Chinese sailor who survived 133 days adrift at sea, born in Hainan, China (d. 1991)
  • Mar 9 Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), born in Chatham, New York (d. 1999)
  • Mar 9 Mickey Spillane [Frank Morrison Spillane], American mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • Mar 10 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot, born in Gaggenau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Mar 10 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Mar 12 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 12 Frank Overton, American actor (Fail Safe; 12 O'Clock High (TV series, not film)), born in Babylon, New York (d. 1967)
  • Mar 13 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • Mar 14 Dennis Patrick, American actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Mar 15 Janet Leach, potter, born in Grand Saline, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Mar 15 Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • Mar 15 Richard Ellmann, American literary scholar and biographer (Oscar Wilde), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Mar 16 Aldo van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall), born in Driebergen, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • Mar 16 Howard Boatwright, American composer and violinist, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • Mar 17 Józef Franczak, Polish soldier and anti-communist resistance fighter who was the last cursed soldiers, born in Kozice Górne, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1963)
  • Mar 18 Bob Broeg, American sportswriter (St. Louis Cardinals for St. Louis Post-Dispatch; National Sportscasters and Sportswriters HOF), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • Mar 18 Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Bodaybo, Irkutsk, Soviet Union, fighter pilot, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 20 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (The Soldiers; Requiem), born in Bliesheim, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Mar 20 Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer, born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Mar 20 Jack Barry, American game show emcee (Joker's Wild), born in Lindenhurst, New York (d. 1984)
  • Mar 20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist and radio broadcaster (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), born in Slough, United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • Mar 21 Joe Carveth, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950; Stanley Cup 1943, 50 Detroit Red Wings; Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens), born in Regina, Saskatchewan (d. 1985)
  • Mar 22 Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64) 'Father of the Nation', born in Port Mourant, Guiana (d. 1997)
  • Mar 22 Tauno Pylkkanen, Finnish opera composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1980)
  • Mar 23 (Granville) "Stick" McGhee, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1961)
  • Mar 24 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian abstract painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • Mar 25 Howard Cosell, American sports journalist (Monday Night Football), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Alberth, German conductor, and composer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1992)
  • Mar 28 Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, born in Simferopol, Crimea (d. 1995)
  • Mar 29 John Read, British businessman, CEO (TSB Group), born in Brighton (d. 2015)
  • Mar 29 Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1990)

Sam WaltonSam Walton (1918-1992)

Mar 29 American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma

  • Mar 30 Joseph Allen Jr, American actor (The Night Before the Divorce, Motor Madness), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • Mar 31 Helen Kemp (née Hubbert), American choral conductor, composer, and voice teacher, born in Perkasie, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Mar 31 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), born in Los Molinos, CA (d. 2005)
  • Mar 31 Ted Post, American television and film director (Gunsmoke; Beneath the Planet of the Apes; Magnum Force), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 2013)
  • Apr 2 Charles White, American artist (The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • Apr 3 Enrique Iturriaga, Peruvian composer (Sinfonía Junín y Ayacucho), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2019)
  • Apr 3 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • Apr 3 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish pianist, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm, 1953-60; Detroit Symphony, 1963-73), and educator (Juilliard, 1973-87), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • Apr 4 George Jellicoe, Earl Jellicoe, British naval commander and member of the House of Lords (1939-2007), born in Hatfield (d. 2007)
  • Apr 6 Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president (d. 1982)
  • Apr 6 Joan Bernard, English educator (Principal Trevelyan College, Durham) and army officer (WWII Auxiliary Territorial Service), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 6 Karen [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1967)
  • Apr 7 Bertie Clarke, West Indian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests, 6 wickets; Barbados, Northamptonshire CCC, Essex CCC), born in Lakes Folly, Barbados (d. 1993)

Bobby DoerrBobby Doerr (1918-2017)

Apr 7 American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox), born in Junction City, Oregon

  • Apr 7 Michael "Peanuts" Hucko, American big band jazz and session clarinetist (Glenn Miller's Army-Air Force Band; Lawrence Welk Show), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2003)
  • Apr 7 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), born in Norwood, England (d. 1996)

Betty FordBetty Ford (1918-2011)

Apr 8 First Lady of the United States (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Apr 8 Glendon Swarthout, American novelist (Where The Boys Are; The Shootist), born in Pickney, Massachusetts (d. 1992)
  • Apr 8 Lenore Engdahl, American classical pianist, and educator (Boston University School of Music, 1972–83), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2018)
  • Apr 9 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2008)
  • Apr 11 Jimmy Lewis, American jazz double bassist and soul electric bassist, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Apr 11 Richard Wainwright, English politician, Liberal MP for Colne Valley (1966–70), born in Leeds (d. 2003)
  • Apr 13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent, England (d. 2002)
  • Apr 14 Mary Healy, American actress (The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, He Married his Wife), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Apr 15 John Baragrey, American actor (Creeper, The Loves of Carmen), born in Haleyville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • Apr 16 Dick Gibson, British racing driver, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (d. 2010)

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan (1918-2002)

Apr 16 Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, India

  • Apr 17 Anne Shirley [Dawn Evelyeen Paris], British actress (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Murder My Sweet), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)

William HoldenWilliam Holden (1918-1981)

Apr 17 American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in O'Fallon, Illinois

  • Apr 18 Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (Cliffsnotes), born in Rising City, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • Apr 18 Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian rowing coxswain (Olympic gold USA men's eight 1964; bronze Hungary coxed pair 1948), born in Sárvár, Hungary (d. 2004)
  • Apr 18 Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President of Royal Academy (1984-93) (d. 1995)
  • Apr 18 Tony Mottola, American jazz guitarist, born in Kearney, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • Apr 20 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), born in Toronto (d. 1991)
  • Apr 22 Mickey Vernon, American baseball first baseman (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1960; AL batting champion 1946, 53), born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Apr 23 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer, born in London (d. 1966)
  • Apr 23 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • Apr 23 Maurice Druon, French writer and journalist (Prix Goncourt), born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • Apr 25 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1941-56), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Apr 25 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • Apr 26 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 200m, 80m hurdles, 4x100m relay 1948), born in Lage Vuursche, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Apr 26 Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)
  • Apr 27 John Alfred Scali, American journalist and diplomat, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Kirby Stone Four - "Baubles Bangles & Beads"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Apr 27 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy, born in Karlstad, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Apr 29 George Allen, American Pro Football HOF coach (NFL Coach of the Year 1967, 71; LA Rams, Washington Redskins), born in Nelson County, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Apr 29 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Apr 30 Don McNeill, American tennis player (French C'ship 1939, US Nat C'ship 1940), born in Chickasha, Oklahoma (d. 1996)
  • May 1 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)

Jack PaarJack Paar (1918-2004)

May 1 American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), born in Canton, Ohio

  • May 2 Frederick Archibald Warner, British diplomat, born in Blagdon, England (d. 1995)
  • May 3 Ted Bates, English former footballer, born in Thetford, England (d. 2003)
  • May 4 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese Prime Minister (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking, born in Kariwa, Japan (d. 1993)
  • May 4 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist, born in Randwick, Australia (d. 2004)
  • May 5 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • May 6 Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer, conductor, educator, and musicologist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1984)
  • May 6 Sydney Chatton, English actress (Once Upon a Horse), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)

Zayed bin Sultan Al NahyanZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004)

May 6 1st President of the United Arab Emirates, born in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, birth date disputed

About 1918

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 23, 1917 - Feb 10, 1918),
Horse (Feb 11, 1918 - Jan 31, 1919)