Famous People Born in 1921 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 582

  • Apr 21 Jack Fletcher, American actor (Calucci's Department, Once Upon a Mattress), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1990)
  • Apr 23 Janet Blair [Martha Janet Lafferty], American singer and actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Apr 23 Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher (Boston/Milwaukee Braves), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2003)
  • Apr 24 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1969)
  • Apr 25 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Apr 25 Karel Appel, Dutch painter (Vragende Children), born in Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • Apr 26 Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
  • Apr 26 James "Jimmy" Giuffre, American jazz musician, composer, and arranger, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Apr 26 Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
  • Apr 28 Rowland Evans, White Marsh Pa, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
  • Apr 29 Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun)
  • Apr 29 Tommy Noonan, American actor, screenwriter and producer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 1968)
  • Apr 30 Roger Easton, American scientist & inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)
  • May 1 12th Lord Middleton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 1 Paul Daels, president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee)
  • May 2 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Goddess, Adversary), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1992)

Person of interestSugar Ray Robinson

May 3 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • May 3 Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2005)
  • May 3 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • May 4 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • May 4 Virginia "Patsy" Garrett, American singer and actress (Nanny & the Professor, Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • May 4 Edo Murtić, Croatian painter, born in Velika Pisanica, Bjelovar, Croatia (d. 2005)
  • May 5 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

May 5 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • May 6 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, born in Vienna (d. 1988)
  • May 6 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • May 6 Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)
  • May 7 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • May 8 Graham Leonard, Bishop of London
  • May 9 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • May 9 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • May 9 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), born in Forchtenberg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • May 11 Ian Percival, British politician (C) and Solicitor General (d. 1998)
  • May 11 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
  • May 12 Edvard Mikcaeli Mirzoyan, composer
  • May 12 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop (Florence)/Papal candidate
  • May 12 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
  • May 12 Joseph Beuys, German avant-garde painter/politician
  • May 12 Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • May 12 Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
  • May 13 Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
  • May 14 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2007)
  • May 16 Harry Carey Jr, American actor (Back to the Future Part III, Gremlins), born in Saugus, California (d. 2012)
  • May 16 Robert Croften Brown, politician
  • May 17 Dennis Brain, french-hornist (Serenade), born in London, England
  • May 17 John Garlick, British senior civil servant
  • May 17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
  • May 18 Anthony Epstein, FRS/pathologist
  • May 19 Charles van de Reve, slavic (Belief of Kameraden)
  • May 19 Daniel Gélin, French actor (Obsession, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Angers, Maine-et-Loire (d. 2002)
  • May 19 Karel van het Reve, Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)

  • May 19 William H. Stewart, 10th US Surgeon General (1965-69), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2008)
  • May 20 John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
  • May 20 John Marchi, US Senator (Rep-R-NY)
  • May 20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1947)
  • May 20 Hal Newhouser, American baseball player (d. 1998)

Person of interestAndrei Sakharov

May 21 Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1989)

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • May 21 Leona Wood, painter and dancer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 23 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz musician, actor and broadcaster (It's Great to Be Young), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire (d. 2008)
  • May 23 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • May 23 Loren Tindall, American actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost), born in Hastings, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • May 23 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • May 23 Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
  • May 25 Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • May 25 Kitty Kallen, singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • May 26 Frank Mooney, cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests)
  • May 27 Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty (1960)
  • May 27 Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
  • May 28 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • May 28 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • May 29 George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
  • May 31 Alida Valli [Baroness Alida von Marckenstein-Frauenberg], Italian actress (The Paradine Case, The Third Man), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2006)
  • May 31 Andrew Grima, British jeweller
  • May 31 Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
  • May 31 Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
  • Jun 1 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award winning bandleader, conductor and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), born in Oradell, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • Jun 2 Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman)
  • Jun 3 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • Jun 4 Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
  • Jun 4 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Pierre, cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28)
  • Jun 7 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Jun 8 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • Jun 8 Alwyn Williams, Welsh geologist and Vice-Chancellor (University of Glasgow), born in Aberdare, Wales (d. 2004)
  • Jun 8 Sheila Ryan, American actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1975)

Person of interestSuharto

Jun 8 Suharto, 2nd President of Indonesia (1967- 98), born in Yogyakarta, Java (d. 2008)

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Jun 8 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Agnes Keleti, Hungary gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 9 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

Person of interestPrince Philip

Jun 10 Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Great Britain's Elizabeth II, born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • Jun 10 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
  • Jun 11 Michael Meyer, English novelist and translator, born in London (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik Witteveen, Dutch economist, Minister of Finance (1963–65; 1967–71), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • Jun 12 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Jun 12 Christopher Derrick, British writer, born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England (d. 2007)
  • Jun 16 Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)
  • Jun 19 Allan Davis, London mayor (1985-86), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jun 19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter and graphic artist
  • Jun 19 Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
  • Jun 21 Frank Scott, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 Jane Russell, American actress and leading sex symbol in 1940s-50s (The Outlaw), born in Bemidji, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Jun 21 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 21 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)

Person of interestJudy Holliday

Jun 21 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • Jun 21 Jean de Broglie, French politician, born in Paris (d. 1976)
  • Jun 22 Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
  • Jun 22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 23 Jean [Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano], Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1964-2000), born in Berg Castle, Luxembourg
  • Jun 25 Peter Wishart, English composer, born in Crowborough, England (d. 1984)
  • Jun 25 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer, founder of National Ballet of Canada, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Jun 26 Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor), born in Vreeland, Netherlands
  • Jun 26 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent, born in Paris, France (d. 1945)
  • Jun 27 G. M. J. Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Jun 27 Muriel Pavlow, British actress (Murder, She Said, Reach for the Sky), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • Jun 28 P.V. Narasimha Rao, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1991-96), born in Warangal District, India (d. 2004)
  • Jun 29 Frédéric Dard, French writer (San-Antonio), born in Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère, France (d. 2000)
  • Jun 30 Gordon Reynolds, musician
  • Jul 1 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
  • Jul 2 Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Jul 3 Susan Peters [Suzanne Carnahan], American actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1952)
  • Jul 4 Gérard Debreu, French-American economist (Nobel 1983), born in Calais, France (d. 2004)
  • Jul 4 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game), born in Győr, Hungary (d. 2003)

Person of interestNancy Reagan

Jul 6 Nancy Reagan [Anne Frances Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

Person of interestDmitri Polyakov

Jul 6 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov

Person of interestEzzard Charles

Jul 7 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Jul 7 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 1998)
  • Jul 7 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Jacob J. Hage, Dutch farmer and WW II resistance fighter
  • Jul 10 Eunice Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder (Special Olympics), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • Jul 10 Jean "Jeff" Donnell, American actress (Gidget Goes to Rome, Hoedown, 9 Girls), born in Windham, Maine (d. 1988)
  • Jul 10 Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, Georgian composer (Tbiliso), born in Baghdati (d. 1981)
  • Jul 10 Harvey Ball, American inventor and designer of a popular smiley graphic picture, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2001)
  • Jul 11 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 2005)
  • Jul 12 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada (d. 2015)
  • Jul 13 Charles Scribner Jr, music publisher (Scribner)
  • Jul 13 Ernest Gold [Goldner], Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), born in Vienna (d. 1999)
  • Jul 13 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), born in Karlshamn, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • Jul 13 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • Jul 14 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), born in Boston, America (d. 2016)
  • Jul 15 Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
  • Jul 16 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 16 Bernard W. Rogers, United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, born in Fairview, Kansas (d. 2008)
  • Jul 17 Acquanetta [Mildred Davenport], American actress nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano" (Tarzan & Leopard Woman), born in Newberry, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Jul 17 George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
  • Jul 17 František Zvarík, Slovakian stage actor (Slovak National Theatre), born in Vrútky, Slovakia (d. 2008)

Person of interestToni Stone

Jul 17 Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone

Person of interestJohn Glenn

Jul 18 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Jul 19 Rosalyn Yalow, American medical physicist (Nobel 1977), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Jul 20 Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
  • Jul 20 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Open 1942, Wimbledon 1949), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Jul 21 Billy Taylor, orchestra leader (David Frost Show), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Jul 22 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • Jul 23 Calvert DeForest, American comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Jul 23 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • Jul 23 Harry Hookway, Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84) (d. 2014)
  • Jul 23 Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent's Egg), born in Stolberg, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Jul 23 Jerome Rosen, American composer and educator, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • Jul 23 Peter Twiss, British test pilot (breaking the World Air Speed Record and being the first person to exceed 1,000 mph in flight), born in Lindfield, Sussex (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor, born in Motta Sant'Anastasia, Catania, Sicily (d. 2008)
  • Jul 25 John Christopherson, English artist and collector, born in Blackheath, London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 26 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Jul 27 Émile Genest, French-Canadian actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Les Plouffe), born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2003)
  • Jul 29 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, born in Llandudno (d. 1996)
  • Jul 29 Richard Egan, American actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • Jul 30 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Jul 30 Jacques Van der Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, born in Aalst, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • Jul 30 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2005)
  • Jul 31 Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
  • Jul 31 Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International, born in London (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Jack Kramer, American tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d.2009)
  • Aug 1 Vic Marshall, chemist (d. 1996)
  • Aug 2 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2013)
  • Aug 3 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Aug 3 Hayden Carruth, American poet (The Crow and the Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • Aug 3 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1972)
  • Aug 3 Richard Adler, American composer and songwriter (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1923)

Person of interestMaurice Richard

Aug 4 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Aug 5 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
  • Aug 7 Karel Husa, composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 7 M J bin Gorion, writer
  • Aug 7 Manitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
  • Aug 8 Roger Nixon, American composer, born in Tulare, California (d. 2009)
  • Aug 8 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), born in Inglewood California (d. 2013)
  • Aug 8 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • Aug 8 Webb Pierce, American singer (In the Jailhouse Now), born in West Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1991)
  • Aug 8 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • Aug 9 J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • Aug 9 Ernest Angley, televangelist
  • Aug 10 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)

Person of interestAlex Haley

Aug 11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • Aug 12 Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
  • Aug 13 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 14 Giorgio Strehler, theatre director
  • Aug 17 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer