Famous People Born in 1920 (Part 3)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 648

  • 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
  • Jul 22 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • Jul 22 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester
  • Jul 23 Marcel Maeyer, Belgian sculptor and graphic artist, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • Jul 23 Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1999)
  • Jul 24 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Jul 24 Bella Abzug "Battling Bella", American politician, feminist and activist (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74), born in New York City (d. 1998)

Person of interestRosalind Franklin

Jul 25 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • Jul 26 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1983)
  • Jul 27 James Munn, Scottish educationalist and commissioner (British University) (d. 2009)
  • Jul 29 Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), born in Chamizal, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jul 29 Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jul 31 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, born in Emma-Grube, Upper Silesia (d. 1999)
  • Jul 31 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader, born in Delta, Utah (d. 2007)
  • Aug 1 Jeffrey Segal, British actor and playwright (Dad's Army, Traitors), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • Aug 1 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 52), born in Fresno, California (d. 2016)
  • Aug 1 Henrietta Lacks [Loretta Pleasant], African-American tobacco farmer whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, extensively used in medical research since the 1950s (1st immortalised cell line), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1951)
  • Aug 2 Louis Pauwels, French writer and editor, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • Aug 2 Theo Marcuse, American character actor (Mara of Wilderness), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1967)
  • Aug 3 P. D. James, English mystery writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 3 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Aug 3 P. D. [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford (d. 2014)
  • Aug 3 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Aug 3 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect, born in Kärdla, Estonia (d. 2013)
  • Aug 4 Helen Thomas, American reporter and UPI journalist (starts press conferences), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
  • Aug 5 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), born in London, Ontario
  • Aug 6 Ella Raines, American actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact, Brute Force), born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington (d. 1988)
  • Aug 7 Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)
  • Aug 8 Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
  • Aug 8 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 8 James "Jimmy" Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (Ain't Nobody's Business), born in Gurdon, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • Aug 9 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
  • Aug 9 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • Aug 10 William "Red" Holzman, NBA coach (NY Knickerbockers, 754 wins)
  • Aug 11 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
  • Aug 11 William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Aug 12 Percy Mayfield, US singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)
  • Aug 12 Peter West, British sports commentator
  • Aug 13 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, English jazz trombonist, born in London (d. 1997)

  • Aug 13 Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), born in Griswold, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • Aug 16 Charles Bukowski, German-born American columnist (Notes of a Dirty Old Man) and writer (Hollywood: A Novel) who was described as a "laureate of American lowlife", born in Andernach, Weimar Republic Germany (d. 1994)
  • Aug 17 Georgia Gibbs, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Bob Kennedy, baseball player
  • Aug 18 [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket keeper (1950's)

Person of interestShelley Winters

Aug 18 Shelley Winters [Schrift], American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)

  • Aug 19 Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
  • Aug 19 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 21 Christopher R. Milne, son of Alan A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh), born in Chelsea, London (d. 1996)
  • Aug 22 Anthony Tuke, chairman of Barclays Bank (1973–81) (d. 2001)
  • Aug 22 Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 22 Pierre A. Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria), born in Curacao, Venezuela (d. 1981)
  • Aug 22 Ray Bradbury, American sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Aug 22 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • Aug 23 Aart Verstegen, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • Aug 25 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter, born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Aug 25 Leonard Gaskin, American jazz bassist (Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis), born in New York City (d. 2009)
  • Aug 26 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 James Molyneaux [Baron Molyneaux of Killead], MP (Ulster unionist), born in Killead, Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Aug 28 Frits Bernard, American clinical psychologist and pedophile activist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 Charles White, American actor (Airpot 95, Serpico), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Aug 29 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)
  • Aug 29 Joseph Lesniewski, American Easy Company, soldier in 101st Airborne, born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Aug 30 Ben Cami, Flemish writer and poet (Rose from Mud), born in Durham, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)
  • Sep 1 Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
  • Sep 1 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 4 Craig Claiborne, American food columnist (NY Times Cookbook), born in Sunflower, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • Sep 4 Teddy Johnson, British singer (Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson), born in Surbiton, Surrey (d. 2018)
  • Sep 4 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver, born in Zenón Pereyra, Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2011)
  • Sep 5 Fons Rademakers, Dutch director (Assault) and actor (Daughter of Darkness), born in Roosendaal, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Sep 5 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Sep 5 Peter Racine Fricker, British composer, born in London (d. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1994)
  • Sep 7 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • Sep 9 Michael Aldridge, British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Murder in Cathedral), born in Glastonbury, England (d. 19994)
  • Sep 9 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • Sep 9 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
  • Sep 10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Sep 10 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Irene Dailey, American actress (Another World, Grissom Gang), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Sep 12 Jan W. Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet and historian (Blossoming Stone), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Sep 13 Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), born in Montgomery, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Sep 14 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • Sep 14 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician, born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 1998)
  • Sep 14 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, born in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay (d. 2009)
  • Sep 15 Dave Garcia, MLB manager (California Angels, Cleveland Indians), born in San Diego, California (d. 2018)
  • Sep 16 Franco Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 16 Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
  • Sep 16 Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
  • Sep 17 Dinah Sheridan, British actress (Genevieve, The Railway Children, Don't Wait Up), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2012)
  • Sep 17 Marjorie S Holt, (Rep-R-MD, 1973- )
  • Sep 18 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Sep 19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2011)
  • Sep 20 Frances Heflin, American actress (All My Children, The Skin of Our Teeth), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1994)
  • Sep 20 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1989)
  • Sep 22 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)
  • Sep 23 Alexander Arutiunian, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 23 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
  • Sep 23 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, born in Smilkov (d. 1986)
  • Sep 23 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), born in Belozerka, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Sep 27 William Conrad [John Cann], American actor (The Killers, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1994)
  • Sep 29 Vaclav Neummann, conductor
  • Sep 29 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Sep 30 Donald Keech, entrepreneur
  • Sep 30 Ghazar Saryan, composer
  • Sep 30 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist

  • Oct 1 Lon "Lonny" Chapman, American actor (Investigator, For the People), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Oct 1 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Oct 2 William Cramond, Scottish psychiatrist and vice-chancellor (Stirling University), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • Oct 4 George Tribe, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler, Northants)
  • Oct 5 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • Oct 6 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • Oct 6 Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • Oct 7 Georg Leber, German politician (SPD), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, American sci-fi author (Dune), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1986)
  • Oct 8 Maxi Herber, German figure skater pairs (Olympic gold 1936), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Oct 9 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian poet and writer (Dikt, Jonas), born in Kristiansand, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Oct 9 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Oct 9 Yusef Lateef, American jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2013)
  • Oct 12 Christy Ring, Irish hurler, born in Cloyne, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • Oct 13 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Oct 13 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), born in Roosevelt, Utah (d. 2007)

Person of interestMario Puzo

Oct 15 Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • Oct 15 Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian playwright and film director (Mélodie en sous-sol), born in Rodosto, Ottoman Turkey (d. 2002)
  • Oct 17 Montgomery Clift, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Judgement at Nuremberg), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1966)
  • Oct 17 Rudolf Hrusinský, Czech actor and director (Short Cut, Golden Eels), born in Nová Včelnice (d. 1994)
  • Oct 17 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • Oct 18 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, activist and politician, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1994)
  • Oct 19 LaWanda Page [Alberta Peal], American actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • Oct 19 Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)
  • Oct 22 Harry Potts, soccer star/manager
  • Oct 22 Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno], American child actress (Huckleberry Finn, Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1969)
  • Oct 22 Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)
  • Oct 23 Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
  • Oct 24 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 26 T. C. Jones, American female impersonator, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1971)
  • Oct 27 Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 27 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • Oct 29 Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 29 Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
  • Oct 31 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), born in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 2010)
  • Oct 31 Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, born in Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2008)
  • Oct 31 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, born in Nyeri District, Central Province, Kenya (d. 1957)
  • Oct 31 Helmut Newton, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Oct 31 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 2002)

  • Nov 1 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Nov 1 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black), born in Lambourn, England (d. 2011)
  • Nov 2 Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, Colombian composer, born in Bogota (d. 2011)
  • Nov 2 Lewis Charles [Cholost], American actor (Topaz, Feather & Father Gang), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Nov 2 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone with the Wind, Whistling in the Dark), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • Nov 3 Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
  • Nov 4 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game)
  • Nov 5 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 5 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 6 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), (d. 1995)
  • Nov 8 Esther Rolle, Bahamian American actress (Good Times, Maude), born in Pompano Beach Florida (d. 1998)
  • Nov 8 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
  • Nov 9 Byron de la Beckwith, American white supremacist, born in Colusa, California (d. 2001)
  • Nov 10 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • Nov 10 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur
  • Nov 11 Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
  • Nov 12 Richard Quine, American actor and director (How to Murder Your Wife, Clay Pigeon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)
  • Nov 12 Sunset Carson [Michael Harrison] American western actor (Cat of Rockies, El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), born in Gracemont, Oklahoma (d. 1990)
  • Nov 13 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), born in Miami, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • Nov 14 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 15 Wayne Thiebaud, American painter
  • Nov 16 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 17 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer (d. 2005)
  • Nov 18 Alfred William Bedford, test pilot
  • Nov 18 Louis Alfred Mennini, composer
  • Nov 18 Mustafa Khalil, Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)

Person of interestGene Tierney

Nov 19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • Nov 20 Armin Schibler, composer
  • Nov 20 Douglas Dick, American actor and psychologist (Rope, Waterfront), born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 2015)
  • Nov 21 Ralph Meeker [Rathgeber], American actor (Mister Roberts, Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1988)

Person of interestStan Musial

Nov 21 Stan Musial, American MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Nov 22 Anne Crawford, British film actress (Knights of the Round Table), born in Haifa, Palestine (d. 1956)
  • Nov 23 Chalmers P Wylie, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
  • Nov 23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • Nov 23 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • Nov 24 Anthony Griffin, sailor
  • Nov 24 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
  • Nov 25 Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2009)
  • Nov 25 Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, King of Malaysia (d. 2000)
  • Nov 25 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • Nov 26 Istvan Sarkozy, composer
  • Nov 26 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
  • Nov 26 Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
  • Nov 27 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • Nov 27 Elaine Greene, literary Agent
  • Nov 27 John Richard Ravensdale, historian
  • Nov 27 Max Tripels, Ditch politician, lawyer, and director
  • Nov 27 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Nov 28 Cecilia Colledge, England, figure skater (Olympic silver 1936)