On This Day

Famous People Born in 1919 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 465 of 465

  • Nov 10 Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire), born in Musumba (d. 1969)
  • Nov 10 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)

Person of interestMikhail Kalashnikov

Nov 10 Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor of the AK-47, born in Kurya, Kuryinsky District, Altai Krai, Russia (d. 2013)

  • Nov 10 François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), born in Paris, France (d. 2002)
  • Nov 11 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (Iijoki), born in Taivalkoski, Finland (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • Nov 15 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Great Neck, Long Island (d. 2007)
  • Nov 15 Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Nov 16 Udo Kasemets, Etonian-born Canadian composer, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2014)
  • Nov 17 Hershy Kay, American composer (Olympic Hymn, A Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • Nov 17 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • Nov 19 Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), born in North Shields, England (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (d. 2011)
  • Nov 20 Halka Grossman, Israeli resistance fighter and politician, born in Białystok, Second Polish Republic (d. 1996)
  • Nov 20 John McCarthy, English conductor, born in London (d. 2009)

  • Nov 21 Steve Brodie [John Stevenson], American actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • Nov 22 Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
  • Nov 23 Claudio Santoro, composer
  • Nov 23 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • Nov 24 John Silverlight, British journalist (The Observer)
  • Nov 24 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2005)
  • Nov 25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Nov 27 Siegfried Naumann, composer
  • Nov 28 Keith Miller, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders), born in Sunshine, Victoria, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Nov 29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • Nov 30 Anne S Wadman, Frisian literary (Fioele & faem, Smearlappen)
  • Nov 30 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)
  • Dec 1 Anne Cox Chambers, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 1 Ike Isaacs, Burmese-born jazz guitarist, born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • Dec 2 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
  • Dec 3 Charles Craig, English opera singer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Dec 4 I. K. [Inder Kumar] Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997-98), born in Jhelum, British India (d. 2012)
  • Dec 5 Victor Collin Matthews, British businessman, born in Islington, London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 6 Paul de Man, Belgian literary critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1983)

  • Dec 6 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Dec 7 Ellen Stewart, American actress, director and founder of La Mama Theatre Group, born in the US (d. 2011)
  • Dec 8 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Dec 8 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 8 Peter Tali Coleman, Governor of American Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), born in Pago Pago, American Samoa (d. 1997)
  • Dec 9 William Lipscomb, American chemist working in nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, boron chemistry, and biochemistry (Nobel 1976), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Dec 10 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, Swedish composer, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • Dec 10 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 11 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), born in Marysvale, Utah (d. 2000)
  • Dec 12 Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (revival of traditional forms of astrology in the late 20th century), born in Essex, England (d. 2001)
  • Dec 12 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (Archie Comics), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dec 13 Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • Dec 14 Felix the Cat, anthropomorphic cartoon character created in the silent film era by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer
  • Dec 16 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
  • Dec 19 Benedict Freedman, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 21 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Nyköping, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • Dec 25 Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
  • Dec 25 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads), born in East Ham, London (d. 1985)
  • Dec 28 Inocente Carreño, Venezuelan composer, born in Porlamar, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist & writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Dec 29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)
  • Dec 30 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), born in Thornaby-on-Tees, England (d. 1997)
  • Dec 31 Tommy Byrne, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • Dec 31 Artur Fischer, German inventor with more patents than Edison, born in Tumlingen, Baden-Württemberg (d. 2016)
  • Dec 31 Recy Taylor, American sexual assault victim, born in Abbeville, Alabama (d. 2017)