On This Day

Famous People Born in 1918 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 496 of 496

  • Oct 12 Emil Cossetto, Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Oct 13 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • Oct 13 Robert Walker, American actor and writer (Strangers on a Train, Bataan, Madame Curie), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1951)
  • Oct 14 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2003)
  • Oct 14 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician, born in Hull, Quebec (d. 1991)
  • Oct 16 Bill Nichols, (Rep-D-AL, 1967- )
  • Oct 17 Rita Hayworth [Margarita Cansino], American actress (Gilda, Cover Girl, The Lady from Shanghai), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Oct 18 James Cameron Tudor, politician
  • Oct 18 Konstantinos Mitsottakis, premier of Greece (1990- )
  • Oct 18 Willem J "Molly" Geertsema, Dutch liberal/interior minister)
  • Oct 18 Constantine Mitsotakis [Konstantinos Mitsotakis], Prime Minister of Greece (1990 –1993), born in Halepa, Crete (d. 2017)
  • Oct 19 Louis Althusser, French philosopher (For Marx, Strangled His Wife)
  • Oct 19 Robert Charles Evans, mountaineer/doctor
  • Oct 20 Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1989)
  • Oct 20 Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)

  • Oct 22 Lou Klein, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • Oct 23 James Daly, American actor (Medical Center, Planet of the Apes), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 1978)
  • Oct 23 Mary Jeanette "Peggy" Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Oct 27 Paul Dixon, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show), born in Albia, Iowa (d. 1974)
  • Oct 27 Teresa Wright, American actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Oct 28 Harold Shepherdson, British soccer trainer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1955)
  • Oct 29 Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (Earth vs. the Flying Saucers), born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 2007)
  • Oct 31 Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American parapsychologist and reincarnation expert, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • Nov 1 Ken Miles, British-American auto racer and engineer (USAC Road Racing C'ship 1961; 24 Hours of Daytona 1966), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1966)
  • Nov 3 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), born in Van Meter, Iowa (d.2010)
  • Nov 3 Russell B. Long, American politician (Sen-D-LA, 1948-86), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2003)
  • Nov 3 Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (one of the first two women to attain the rank of brigadier general), born in Newton, Kansas (d. 2007)
  • Nov 3 Dean Riesner, American film and television screenwriter (Bill and Coo), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2002)

Person of interestArt Carney

Nov 4 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • Nov 4 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Nov 5 George Sheehan, American doctor, athlete and author ("Running & Being: The Total Experience," NY Times best seller), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1993)
  • Nov 6 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), born in Bristol, England (d. 1991)

Person of interestBilly Graham

Nov 7 Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades) described as 1 of the 20th century's most influential Christian leaders, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2018)

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • Nov 7 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1993)
  • Nov 7 Paul Aussaresses, French Army general, born in Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux, France (d. 2013)

  • Nov 8 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer ( Palatino and Optima), born in Nuremberg (d. 2015)
  • Nov 9 Howard Shanet, American conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Person of interestSpiro Agnew

Nov 9 Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • Nov 9 Choi Hong Hi, South Korean army general and Founder of Taekwon-Do, born in Hwadae, Myongchon County, North Hamgyong Province, Japanese Korea (d. 2002)
  • Nov 9 Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima, born in Mocksville, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Nov 9 Su Beng [Lim Tiau-hui], 'Father of Taiwanese Independence' (Taiwan’s 400-Year History), born in Taipei, Taiwan (d. 2019)
  • Nov 10 Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Nov 10 Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Nov 10 Martin Hanley, South African cricketer (took 1-88 with off-spin in Test for South Africa), born in Aliwal North, Cape Province (d. 2000)
  • Nov 10 Oda Blinder, [Yolanda Corsen], Antillean poetess (Doorstep)
  • Nov 11 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)
  • Nov 11 Stubby Kaye [Bernard Solomon Kotzin], American actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Nov 13 Janine Andrade, French violinist, born in Besançon, France (d. 1997)
  • Nov 14 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1999)
  • Nov 18 Tasker Watkins, Welsh World War II hero, born in Nelson, Wales (d. 2007)
  • Nov 19 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Dutch astronomer (correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • Nov 20 Dora Ratjen, German man who posed as a female high jumper (Olympic 4th 1936), born in Erichshof, Bremen, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Nov 22 Claiborne Pell, (Sen-D-RI, 1961- )
  • Nov 24 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), born in Worcester, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 24 Captain Stubby [Tom Fouts], American author and comedian (Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers), born in Carroll County, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • Nov 24 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
  • Nov 26 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer, politician and President of Chile (1990-94), born in Viña del Mar, Chile (d. 2016)
  • Nov 27 Zeev Wolfgang Steinberg, composer
  • Nov 29 Madeleine L'Engle, [Franklin], American sci-fi author (Ilsa, Love Letters)
  • Nov 30 Efren Zimbalist Jr, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Dec 1 Kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • Dec 1 Bill Strannigan, American all-round athlete and basketball coach (Uni of Wyoming), born in Dalry, North Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Dec 2 Milton Delugg, American orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Dec 3 Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian army general, born in Koetanopan, North Sumatera, Dutch East Indies (d. 2000)
  • Dec 6 Harold Horace Hopkins, British physicist and inventor (Endoscope), born in Leicester, England (d. 1994)
  • Dec 6 Willem Oosterheers, resistance fighter
  • Dec 7 Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2017)
  • Dec 8 Gérard Souzay, French baritone, born in Angers, France (d. 2004)
  • Dec 9 Jerome Beatty Jr., American author of children's literature (Matthew and Maria Looney books), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2002)
  • Dec 10 Anne Gwynne [Marguerite Gwynne Trice], American model and actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2003)
  • Dec 10 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), born in Moscow (d. 1995)

Person of interestAleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Dec 11 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), born in Kislovodsk, Russia (d. 2008)

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Dec 12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues), born in Cordele, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • Dec 12 Nilda Pinto, Curacao writer (Nanzi), born in Otrobanda (d. 1954)
  • Dec 13 Bill Vukovich, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1953-4), born in Fresno, California (d. 1955)
  • Dec 14 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (President of the CBS television network 1959-65), born in LaSalle, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Dec 14 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate, born in Bellur, Kolar district, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Jeff Chandler [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • Dec 16 Henry Clarke, fashion photographer
  • Dec 16 Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter and lyricist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 19 Professor Longhair [Henry Roeland Byrd], American blues singer and pianist, born in Bogalusa, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • Dec 21 Donald Regan, White House staffer/US Secretary of Treasury (1981-85), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Dec 21 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), born in Sankt Andrä-Wördern, Austria (d. 2007)
  • Dec 22 Frankie Darro [Frank Johnson], American actor (Radio Ranch, Wild Boys of the Road, Valley of Wanted Men), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • Dec 22 William Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)
  • Dec 23 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), born in Hamburg (d. 2015)
  • Dec 23 Jose Greco, Italian flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
  • Dec 23 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), born in Indore, India (d. 2013)
  • Dec 24 Dave Bartholomew, American jazz artist & songwriter (Blueberry Hill), born in Edgard, Louisiana (d. 2019)

Person of interestAnwar Sadat

Dec 25 Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt (1970-81, Nobel 1978), born in Monufia, Egypt (d. 1981)

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Dec 25 Eddie Safranski, orchestra leader (Jonathan Winters Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 25 Ahmed Ben Bella, Algerian politician, first President of Algeria (1963-65), born in Maghnia, Algeria (d. 2012)
  • Dec 26 George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
  • Dec 27 John Celardo, American comic strip artist
  • Dec 30 W Eugene Smith, US photographer (Saipan, Walk to Paradise Garden)