Birthdays in History in 1919

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 221

Person of interestJ. D. Salinger

Jan 1 J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, American novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • Jan 4 Al "Jazbo" Collins, American DJ (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 4 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
  • Jan 5 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • Jan 14 Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 23 Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 Nora Beloff, journalist/author
  • Jan 25 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
  • Jan 27 David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian], (Alvin & Chipmunks), born in Fresno, California
  • Jan 27 H D Halsey, Bishop of Carlisle
  • Jan 29 Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • Jan 30 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • Jan 31 Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
  • Feb 4 Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • Feb 5 George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (1981-89, 1993-96), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA (d. 1996)
  • Feb 6 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • Feb 23 Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • Feb 24 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • Feb 24 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • Feb 25 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • Feb 25 Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
  • Mar 6 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier
  • Mar 7 Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Jakarta)
  • Mar 13 Faye Glenn Abdellah, American pioneer in nursing research and US government official (health services), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Mar 14 Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
  • Mar 18 Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • Mar 19 Cornelis Berkhouwer, Member of 2nd chamber (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • Mar 21 Geoffrey Pinnington, journalist
  • Mar 23 Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
  • Mar 23 Carl Graffunder, mid-century modernist architect
  • Mar 24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Mar 24 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
  • Mar 24 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005
  • Mar 27 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Mar 30 McGeorge Bundy, national security adviser (JFK), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 1 Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Antoon Hubben, Dutch Mayor of Maasbree and trade union leader, born in Nieuwenhagen, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, born in Cape Town (d. 2011)
  • Apr 5 Douglas Henley, British auditor-general, born in Beckenham, Kent (d. 2003)
  • Apr 5 Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), born in Gisbourne (d. 2015)
  • Apr 8 [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
  • Apr 9 J. Presper Eckert, Jr., American engineer and co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Apr 11 Hugh Carey, American politician and attorney (Gov-D-NY), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • Apr 11 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • Apr 12 Lady Ricketts, CEO (National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux)
  • Apr 12 Maurice Girodias, French publisher and founder (Olympia Press), born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • Apr 13 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist who opposed prayer in school and was murdered in 1995, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Apr 13 Roland Gaucher, French journalist
  • Apr 15 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), born in Conoor near Poona, India (d. 1996)
  • Apr 15 Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer

  • Apr 15 Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
  • Apr 16 Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)
  • Apr 16 Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
  • Apr 17 Gilles Lamontagne, Canadian politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1984-90), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Apr 20 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (The Last Enemy), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1943)
  • Apr 21 Franc [Franklin E] Essed, Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper)
  • Apr 22 Donald Cram, American biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • Apr 23 Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet military intelligence (GRU), born in Vladikavkaz, Russia (d. 1963)
  • Apr 27 Walter Ritchie, British sculptor (Man's Struggle), born in Coventry, England (d. 1997)
  • Apr 30 Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer
  • May 1 Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
  • May 3 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • May 5 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)
  • May 6 Frank Ereaut, Balliff of Jersey

Person of interestMordecai Anielewicz

May 8 Mordecai Anielewicz, Jewish commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, born in Wyszków, Second Polish Republic (d. 1943)

Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Mordecai Anielewicz
Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Mordecai Anielewicz
  • May 10 Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • May 10 Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
  • May 14 Heloise Bowles, columnist Heloise's mother (Hints from Heloise)
  • May 14 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • May 14 Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • May 14 John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
  • May 16 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), born near Manchester (d. 1997)
  • May 16 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
  • May 17 Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)
  • May 19 Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italian Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)
  • May 21 Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)
  • May 21 Mark Wood, bishop (Ludlow)
  • May 22 Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
  • May 23 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary
  • May 24 Sid Couchey, American comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • May 26 Peter Raleigh, English foreign correspondent and television executive, born in Barnstaple (d. 1996)
  • May 28 Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
  • May 28 John Eldridge, CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
  • May 30 René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
  • Jun 2 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • Jun 5 Richard McClure Scarry, children's author and illustrator
  • Jun 6 Charles Pringle, British air marshal, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jun 6 Lord Carrington [Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington], British conservative politician, former British Foreign Secretary (1979-82) and NATO Secretary General (1984-8), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2018)
  • Jun 10 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)
  • Jun 15 Van Barfoot, Edinburg, Mississippi, Army colonel and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 16 Lord Aberdare, committee chairman (House of Lords)
  • Jun 17 Kingman Brewster, college president (Yale)
  • Jun 17 Max Dendermonde, [Henk Hazelhoff], Dutch literary
  • Jun 18 Edward Leadbitter, politician
  • Jun 18 Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist
  • Jun 18 Ted Leadbitter, British MP (Labour)
  • Jun 18 Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 21 Gérard Pelletier, French-Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat, born in Victoriaville, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Jun 21 Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Jun 23 Muhammad Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (d. 1992)
  • Jun 26 Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)
  • Jun 29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Jun 30 Ed Yost, American inventor (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Jean Craighead George, American writer
  • Jul 7 William Moses Kunstler, defense attorney (Chicago 8)
  • Jul 8 Walter Scheel, German politician, West German Foreign Minister and President, born in Solingen (d. 2016)
  • Jul 9 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, born on Piel Island (d. 1996)
  • Jul 15 Iris Murdoch, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jul 16 Choi Kyu-hah, President of South Korea, born in Wŏnju, South Korea (d. 2006)
  • Jul 16 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal and female camp guard at Ravensbrück and Majdanek concentration camps, born in Vienna, Republic of German-Austria (d. 1999)
  • Jul 19 Robert Pinget, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, born in Geneva (d. 1997)

Person of interestEdmund Hillary

Jul 20 Edmund Hillary, Explorer and Mountaineer (1st to scale Mt Everest with Tenzing Norgay), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2008)

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • Jul 25 Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha, Muchila), born in Bonaire
  • Jul 26 James Lovelock, British scientist and environmentalist, born in Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • Jul 26 Kenneth Snowman, British jeweller and antiquarian, born in Hampstead, London (d. 2002)
  • Jul 29 Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 29 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice and Royal Commissioner, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Jul 30 Berniece Baker Miracle, American writer (My Sister Marilyn) and half-sister of Marilyn Monroe, born in Venice, Los Angeles
  • Jul 31 Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (Survival in Auschwitz), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1987)
  • Aug 1 Stanley Middleton, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men), born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Aug 2 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Aug 7 John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Dino De Laurentiis, producer (King Kong), born in Torre Annunziata, Italy
  • Aug 9 Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)
  • Aug 10 Elizabeth Thomas, literary consultant
  • Aug 10 Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 12 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
  • Aug 12 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • Aug 13 Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Cathedral of Tomorrow), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2007)
  • Aug 18 Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)

Person of interestMalcolm Forbes

Aug 19 Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • Aug 22 Alan Cathcart, 6th Earl Cathcart, British major-general (d. 1999)
  • Aug 22 Leo Pliatzky, British senior civil servant, born in Manchester (d. 1999)
  • Aug 23 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2013)

Person of interestGeorge Wallace

Aug 25 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, born in Clio, Alabama (d. 1998)

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Aug 27 John Cox, Flemish-American painter and director (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • Aug 27 John Donkin Dormand, Baron Dormand of Easington, British politician (Labour Party), born in Haswell, County Durham, England (d. 2003)
  • Aug 28 Ernest Harold Martin [Markowitz], American Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Aug 30 Maurice R. Hilleman, American microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, born in Miles City, Montana (d. 2005)
  • Aug 31 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author, born in Gujranwala, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • Sep 1 Roy John Britten, Washington, molecular biologist (repeated DNA sequences in eukaryotic genomes), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 6 Wilson Greatbatch, American engineer and pioneering inventor, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Richard Pool, naval Officer
  • Sep 8 Gianni Brera, (Giovanni Luigi Brera), Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992)
  • Sep 9 Gottfried Dienst, Swiss football referee (d. 1998)
  • Sep 10 John Noorda, resistance fighter
  • Sep 13 Mary Midgley, British-American philosopher (Animals and Why They Matter), born in London
  • Sep 13 George Weidenfeld, British publisher (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • Sep 15 Fausto Coppi, Italian bicylist (world record 45,798 km)
  • Sep 16 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
  • Sep 19 Harry Shorto, British philologist and linguist (A Dictionary of the Mon Inscriptions) (d. 1995)
  • Sep 21 Aya Zikken, author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh)
  • Sep 21 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
  • Sep 21 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
  • Sep 26 Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher
  • Sep 27 Charles H Percy, (Sen-R-Ill)
  • Sep 27 Jayne Meadows, American actress (Dark Delusion, David and Bathsheba) and wife of Steve Allen, born in Wuchang, Hubei, China (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Sep 28 Lenn Hjortzberg, Karlskrona Sweden, director (Persona, Devil's Eye)
  • Oct 2 Geoffrey Luttrell, Lord-Lt of Somerset
  • Oct 3 Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, [John Boyd], American sci-fi author (IQ Merchant)
  • Oct 3 James M. Buchanan, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, economist (Nobel Memorial 1986), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Luis H P Daal, Antillean literary
  • Oct 7 George Duby, historian
  • Oct 7 Sir Zelman Cowen, Australian politician
  • Oct 8 Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (1991-93), born in Tokyo (d. 2007)
  • Oct 12 Gilles Beaudoin, Quebec politician (d. 2007)
  • Oct 14 Edward L Feightner, US rear-admiral (WW II-Santa Cruz Islands)
  • Oct 15 Edwin C Tubb, Brits sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall)
  • Oct 15 Howard Frank Trayton Smith, diplomat/head (MI5)
  • Oct 15 Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)
  • Oct 16 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Oct 17 Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist

Person of interestPierre Trudeau

Oct 18 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Oct 18 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • Oct 20 Tracy Hall, American inventor (d. 2008)
  • Oct 21 Claire Sterling, journalist
  • Oct 21 Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist
  • Oct 22 Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), born in Kermanshah, Iran (d. 2013)
  • Oct 22 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 23 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, born in Bursa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1992)
  • Oct 24 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2008)

Person of interestMohammad Reza Pahlavi

Oct 25 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, last Shah of Iran (Persia) (1941-79), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1980)

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Person of interestEdward W. Brooke

Oct 26 Edward W. Brooke, 1st African American senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2015)

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • Oct 31 Magnus Wenninger, American mathematician and author of Polyhedron models, born in Park Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Nov 2 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese novelist and poet (Reino da Estupidez), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1978)
  • Nov 3 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)
  • Nov 5 Myron Floren, Webster SD, accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Nov 5 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
  • Nov 8 P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • Nov 10 Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire), born in Musumba (d. 1969)

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 11 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 15 Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Nov 20 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician
  • Nov 22 Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
  • Nov 23 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • Nov 24 John Silverlight, journalist