On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1921 (Part 2)

  • Sep 16 William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland, born in Edinburgh (d. 2005)
  • Sep 17 Virgilio Barco Vargas, President of Colombia (1986-90), born in Cúcuta, Colombia
  • Sep 19 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher, born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1997)
  • Sep 25 Remy C. van de Kerckhove, Flemish poet, born in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1958)

Person of interestRobert Muldoon

Sep 25 Robert Muldoon, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1975-1984), born in Auckland (d. 1992)

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon
  • Sep 27 Dennis Nineham, British theologian, (d. 2016)
  • Sep 29 Miklos Jancso, Vac Hungry, director (Muzsika, Aube, Pacifist)
  • Sep 30 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer
  • Oct 2 Albert Scott Crossfield, American test pilot (XS-1), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2006)
  • Oct 2 Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2000)
  • Oct 6 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian (Pre-Raphaelite painter)
  • Oct 8 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippine (d. 2010)
  • Oct 10 Boy Trip, Dutch minister, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Oct 17 George Mackey Brown, poet
  • Oct 17 Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)

  • Oct 18 Jesse Helms, (Sen-D/R-North Carolina, 1973- )
  • Oct 20 Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
  • Oct 20 Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)
  • Oct 22 Georges Brassens, French poet/cabaret singer
  • Oct 22 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Oct 23 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
  • Oct 25 Brian Malzard Foss, British psychologist, born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire (d. 1997)
  • Oct 25 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 1940-47), born in Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania (d. 2017)
  • Oct 26 George Forrest, Northern Irish politician (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist and writer, born in Minburn, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Oct 29 Bill Mauldin, American cartoonist famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers (Pulitzer-1945, 59), born in Mountain Park, New Mexico (d. 2003)
  • Nov 1 Ilse Aichinger, Austrian writer (Die größere Hoffnung), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • Nov 2 William Donald Schaefer, American politician (Gov-D-Md), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Nov 5 Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, born in Ras el-Tin Palace, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt (d. 2013)
  • Nov 6 James Jones, American novelist (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), born in Robinson, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Nov 9 Silvio O Conte, American politician (Rep-R-MA, 1959-91), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • Nov 11 Terrel Bell, American politician (2nd United States Secretary of Education 1981-84), born in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho (d. 1996)
  • Nov 17 Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • Nov 19 Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister and founder of Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, Florida, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 Jim Garrison, American district attorney, politician and judge, born in Denison, Iowa (d. 1992)

  • Nov 23 Hein Roethof, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA)
  • Nov 24 John V Lindsay, (Mayor-R/D-NY, 1965-73)
  • Nov 25 Stanley Ho, Chinese casino tycoon who transformed Macao, born in Hong Kong (d. 2020)
  • Nov 26 Françoise Gilot, French painter, designer, and author (Life with Picasso), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Nov 26 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer (billion-litre idea), born in Calicut, India (d. 2012)

Person of interestAlexander Dubček

Nov 27 Alexander Dubček, Czechoslovak politician who headed the Czech Communist Party and was deposed after a Soviet invasion, born in Uhrovec, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)

Leader of Czechoslovakia Alexander Dubček
Leader of Czechoslovakia
Alexander Dubček
  • Nov 27 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer/critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke)
  • Dec 2 Isabella Karle, American scientist who was instrumental in developing techniques to extract plutonium chloride, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Dec 3 Hans G. Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (known for the comic strip Eric de Noorman), born in the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Dec 5 George Henderson, Scottish priest (Bishop of Argyll and the Isles from 1977-92), born in Oban, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 7 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), born in Chansad, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Dec 21 James Tye, British safety expert
  • Dec 25 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist (d. 2000)
  • Dec 26 John Severin, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 29 Dobrica Cosic, Serbian writer and President 1992-93), born in Velika Drenova, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
  • Dec 29 Robert C. Baker, American inventor & professor (invented the chicken nugget), born in Newark, New York (d. 2006)
  • Dec 30 Michael Hollings, British Catholic priest/crusader, born in Camberley, London (d. 1997)
  • Dec 30 Rashid Karami, Lebanon, 10 time PM: 1955..87 of Lebanon
  • Dec 31 Lynn Compton, American jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)