Famous People Born in 1920 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 646

  • Mar 27 Robin Jacques, English illustrator, born in Chelsea (d. 1995)
  • Mar 28 Eugene A. Chappie, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • Mar 28 Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator, born in Stechford, Birmingham (d. 2000)
  • Mar 29 John M. Belk, American head of Belk, Inc., born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)
  • Mar 31 Deborah "Debs" Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 2014)

Person of interestToshiro Mifune

Apr 1 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese writer and actor (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Shogun), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 1997)

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • Apr 2 Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • Apr 3 Stan Freeman, American composer (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Apr 3 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), born in Berdychiv uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 2012)
  • Apr 4 Éric Rohmer [Maurice Schérer], French director, journalist and teacher (My Night at Maud's, Claire's Knee, Le rayon vert), born in Tulle, Corrèze, France (d. 2010)
  • Apr 5 Arthur Hailey, English novelist (Hotel, Airport), born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England (d. 2004)
  • Apr 5 Barend Biesheuvel, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1971-73), born in Haarlemmerliede, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Apr 5 Rafiq Zakaria, Indian politician and Islamic religious cleric, born in Nala Sopara, British India (d. 2005)
  • Apr 6 Bernard Carter, British painter and etcher

Person of interestRavi Shankar

Apr 7 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician (The Pandit), born in Varanasi, India (d. 2012)

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • Apr 7 Terence Armstrong, British polar geographer (d. 1996)
  • Apr 8 Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
  • Apr 8 Erik Pausin, Austrian figure skating pairs (Olympic silver 1936)
  • Apr 9 Alexander Moulton, English engineer and bicycle designer (folding bicycle), born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England (d. 2012)
  • Apr 9 Art Van Damme, American jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz), born in Norway, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • Apr 9 David Walker, Professor of Law (Glasgow University)
  • Apr 9 F Don Miller, Boxing coach (Olympic-1956), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Apr 11 Marlen Haushofer, Austrian writer (The Wall), born in Frauenstein, Austria (d. 1970)
  • Apr 11 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister (1970-72), born in Potenza, Basilicata (d. 2013)
  • Apr 12 H R Hewitt, CEO (Johnson Matthey)
  • Apr 12 Robert Fizdale, American pianist (Misia), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Apr 13 Liam Cosgrave, leader (Fine Gael Party)
  • Apr 13 Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)
  • Apr 13 Claude Cheysson, French politician
  • Apr 13 John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
  • Apr 13 Ken Nordine, Cherokee Iowa, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz)
  • Apr 14 Eduardo Maturana, composer
  • Apr 14 John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court Justice
  • Apr 15 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart
  • Apr 15 Thomas Szasz, psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor
  • Apr 16 John William Farr, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 16 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo)
  • Apr 17 Bengt Anderberg, Swedish poet and writer (Kain), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Apr 17 Joan Warburton, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Apr 18 Walter Clegg, British politician (C), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 1994)
  • Apr 19 Frank Fontaine, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Apr 20 John Paul Stevens, American lawyer, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 20 Ronald Speirs, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • Apr 21 Bruno Maderna, conductor/composer, Hyperion) [or Mar 21], born in Venice, Italy
  • Apr 21 Christopher Dark [Alfred Francis DeLeo], American actor, (World Without End, The Time Tunnel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Apr 21 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • Apr 22 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • Apr 22 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Misery of the Word)
  • Apr 23 Eric Yarrow, British businessman, CEO (Clydesdale Bank), born in Frensham, Surrey

  • Apr 23 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • Apr 25 Jean Carmet, French actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic), born in Bourgueil, Indre-et-Loire, France (d. 1994)
  • Apr 26 Padu del Caribe ["Father of the Caribbean," born Juan Chabaya Lampe], Aruban pianist and composer who wrote "Aruba Dushi Tera" - Aruba's national anthem, is born
  • Apr 26 Russell Nype, American singer and actor (The Stuff, Call Me Madam, Dorothy), born in Zion, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Apr 27 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1956)
  • Apr 27 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • Apr 27 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (nonlinear functional analysis), born in Starokostiantyniv, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • Apr 28 Nan Merriman, US/Neth singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra)
  • Apr 29 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster
  • Apr 29 Harold Samuel Shapero, Lynn Mass, composer (9 Minute Opera)
  • Apr 30 Duncan Hamilton, driver
  • Apr 30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist/composer
  • May 2 Jacob Gilboa [Erwin Goldberg], Israeli composer, born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • May 2 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor, born in Chavornay, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • May 2 Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1990)
  • May 5 John Hidalgo Moya, architect/designer (Skylon)
  • May 6 John Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England)
  • May 8 Maurice Cranston, political scientist
  • May 8 Sloan Wilson, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • May 8 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • May 8 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, born in Helsinki (d. 1991)
  • May 9 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), born in Newbury (d. 2016)
  • May 9 William Tenn, American author
  • May 10 Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • May 10 Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Beryl Bryden, jazz singer
  • May 11 Denver Pyle, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, The Andy Griffith Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • May 13 Ratu Kasmisere Mara, PM of Fiji (1960-70, 70- )/pres (1994- )
  • May 13 Gareth Morris, British flautist (d. 2007)
  • May 15 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet
  • May 16 Martine Carol [Maryse Mopurer], French actress (Lola Montèsm, Trente et quarante), born in Saint-Mandé, Seine (d. 1967)
  • May 16 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • May 17 Harriet Van Horne, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 17 Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952)

Person of interestJohn Paul II

May 18 Pope Saint John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005), born in Wadowice, Poland (d. 2005)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 18 Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • May 19 Tina Strobos, Netherlands, physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, (d. 2012)
  • May 20 Elizabeth "Betty" Driver, British singer and actress (Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression), born in Leicester, England (d. 2011)
  • May 20 John Cruickshank, banker
  • May 20 William Simpson, British trade union leader
  • May 21 Anthony Steel, British actor and singer (Malta Story, The Wooden Horse), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • May 22 Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic
  • May 22 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (proposed steady-state theory of universe)
  • May 23 Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
  • May 23 Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres, The Danny Thomas Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • May 26 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
  • May 26 Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)
  • May 27 Michael Webster, CEO (DRG)
  • May 27 William Crawshay, Lord-Lt of Gwent
  • May 29 Robin Haydon, British diplomat
  • May 29 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die, Silver Streak), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2017)
  • May 30 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • May 30 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • May 31 Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Balt Orioles)
  • Jun 2 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist
  • Jun 2 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Jun 2 Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-born cr
  • Jun 2 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (d. 2003)
  • Jun 2 Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
  • Jun 3 Lord Brandon of Oakbrook, Lord of appeal (Ordinary)
  • Jun 4 Marion Motley, NFL running back (all-time leading AAFC rusher)
  • Jun 4 Russell E. Train, Jamestown, Rhode Island, environmentalist/administrator (EPA, WWF), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 5 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • Jun 5 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • Jun 5 Marion Motley, AAFC, NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh)
  • Jun 7 Georges Marchais, French political leader (French Communist Party), born in La Hoguette, France (d. 1997)
  • Jun 8 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director (Belgian National TV), born in Balen, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • Jun 8 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (The Lion's Bride), born in Taringa, Brisbane, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 Isobel June Braybrooke English, novellist
  • Jun 10 Zbynek Vostrak, composer
  • Jun 11 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, King of Nepal (1955-72), born in Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Kingdom of Nepal (d. 1972)
  • Jun 11 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • Jun 11 Irving Howe, American writer and critic (World of Our Fathers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jun 11 Robert Hutton [Winne], American actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jun 12 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), born in Wem, Shropshire, England (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (The Lighter Side of...), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 James "Jim" Siedow, American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 2003)
  • Jun 13 Eiji Okada, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), born in Chiba, Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jun 13 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jun 14 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, Karelian composer, born in Zlatoust, Ural (d. 1989)
  • Jun 15 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY, Me and Caterina), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2003)
  • Jun 15 Amy Clampitt, American poet (The Kingfisher), born in Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 George Ernest Leslie, trade union official
  • Jun 15 Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (Burnt by the Sun), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • Jun 16 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Jun 16 Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian scientist (d. 2002)
  • Jun 16 José López Portillo, President of Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George, Smiley's People), born in Hereford, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 17 Francois Jacob, French biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Patrick Duffy, British politician (L), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • Jun 17 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (US Representative 1960-1971), born in The Bronx, NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jun 17 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Late Spring, Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • Jun 18 Aster Berkhof, [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ)
  • Jun 18 Ian Carmichael, British actor (Private's Progress, I'm All Right Jack), born in Hull, England (d. 2010)
  • Jun 20 Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge
  • Jun 21 Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC), born in Knockando, Morayshire, Scotland (d.1994)
  • Jun 22 Chandrasekhar Sarwate, cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52)
  • Jun 22 Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator
  • Jun 22 Paul Frees [Solomon Hersh Frees], American voice actor (voice of Boris Badenov in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Jun 23 Paul Des Marais, composer
  • Jun 24 Bernhard Krol, composer
  • Jun 24 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot
  • Jun 26 Michael Eastham, high court judge
  • Jun 27 I. A. L. Diamond, Hollywood screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment), born in Ungheni, Basarabia (d. 1988)
  • Jun 28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • Jun 29 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Jun 30 Sam Moskowitz, American writer and historian of science fiction, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Jun 30 Zeno Colo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Jul 1 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), born in Holualoa, Hawaii (d. 1982)
  • Jul 2 Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
  • Jul 3 John Lessard, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • Jul 3 Louise Allbritton, American actress (The Egg and I, Stage Door, Got a Secret), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • Jul 4 Leona Helmsley, American real estate billionaire and convicted of federal income tax evasion, born in Marbletown, New York (d. 2007)
  • Jul 4 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jul 5 Issachar Miron, Israeli composer, born in Kutno, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 5 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist, born in Franklin, New Hampshire (d. 2017)
  • Jul 6 William Worthington, horse trainer
  • Jul 8 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • Jul 10 David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Jul 10 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist (antiproton, Nobel-1959), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)

Person of interestYul Brynner

Jul 11 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • Jul 12 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Jul 12 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jul 12 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • Jul 12 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People), born in West Point, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestPierre Berton

Jul 12 Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)

  • Jul 13 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • Jul 13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 14 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (One Day at a Time), born in Kemp, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Jul 15 Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • Jul 15 Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
  • Jul 16 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
  • Jul 17 Bill Monroe, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 17 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Jul 17 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • Jul 17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1956, 60)

Person of interestGordon Gould

Jul 17 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • Jul 18 Adolphus "Dolph" Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jul 18 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)
  • Jul 19 Robert Mann, American composer and violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2018)
  • Jul 20 Elliot L Richardson, Attorney General (1973)/Sec of Defense (1973)
  • Jul 20 Jack Harman, British general
  • Jul 20 Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
  • Jul 20 Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
  • Jul 21 Constantly, [A Nieuwenhuys], painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens)
  • Jul 21 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • Jul 21 Manuel Valls Gorina, composer