Chemists in History (Part 3)

Chemistry: Alchemists - Biochemists

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 276 of 276

  • 1913-04-21 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)
  • 1914-05-19 Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)
  • 1914-10-28 Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1915-11-30 Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
  • 1916-03-26 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • 1916-06-04 Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • 1917-04-10 Robert Burns Woodward, organic chemist (Nobel 1965)
  • 1917-06-01 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1917-09-07 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1918-06-08 John D. Roberts, American chemist
  • 1918-07-31 Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, born in Provo, Utah
  • 1918-09-08 Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)
  • 1918-10-04 Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1918-11-10 Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1919-06-18 Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
  • 1919-07-31 Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (Survival in Auschwitz), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1919-08-07 John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)
  • 1919-12-09 William Lipscomb, American chemist, Nobel laureate

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1920-07-25 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
  • 1920-09-29 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1920-12-06 George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1921-07-14 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • 1921-08-01 Vic Marshall, chemist
  • 1922-01-09 Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
  • 1923-03-09 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)

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1923-10-29 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • 1923-12-08 Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
  • 1925-01-08 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
  • 1925-03-16 Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (d. 2004)
  • 1925-10-31 John Pople, English chemist (Nobel Prize 1998), born in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England (d. 2004)
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-05-09 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1927-06-28 Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)

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1928-04-06 James Watson, American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • 1928-07-12 Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1929-01-23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1930-02-27 Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
  • 1930-04-09 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
  • 1931-08-15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1932-01-06 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  • 1932-04-26 Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1932-06-18 Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1933-08-14 Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1933-08-23 Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
  • 1933-08-23 Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1933-12-03 Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934-06-06 Ad G J Lansink, chemist/Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1935-02-16 Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)
  • 1936-01-22 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1936-08-20 Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1936-10-10 Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
  • 1936-11-19 Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1937-07-18 Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1938-08-11 Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
  • 1938-09-03 Ryoji Noyori, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1938-10-04 Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939-06-28 Klaus Schmiegel, German-American chemist (invented Prozac), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1939-10-07 Harold Kroto, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (1996), born in Wisbech (d. 2016)
  • 1941-01-07 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941-04-28 K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942-02-27 Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942-03-27 John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1942-04-18 Dick K J Tommel, chemist/(D66) Dutch Asst Sec of State (1994- )
  • 1943-03-19 Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist, Nobel laureate

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1943-04-15 Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Physician-scientist
Robert Lefkowitz
  • 1943-09-30 Johann Deisenhofer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1944-12-28 Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945-01-04 Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946-02-26 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, Nobel laureate (1999), born in Damanhur, Egypt (d. 2016)
  • 1947-04-24 Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist, Nobel-prized
  • 1947-12-08 Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1948-07-18 Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1952-02-01 Roger Y. Tsien, Chemist (Nobel Prize 2008) born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

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1955-05-30 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
Brian Kobilka

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 225 of 225

  • 2003-05-10 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
  • 2003-05-28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  • 2004-03-15 John Pople, English chemist (Nobel Prize 1998), dies at 78
  • 2004-09-13 Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (b. 1925)
  • 2004-12-19 Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2005-10-28 Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • 2005-11-16 Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2007-02-20 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (b. 1930)
  • 2007-03-27 Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • 2008-04-29 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, known as the first to synthesize LSD (b. 1906)
  • 2009-05-19 Robert F. Furchgott, American chemist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2010-12-10 John Bennett Fenn, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 2011-10-23 Herbert A. Hauptman, American Mathematician whose models for determining the chemical crystal structures vital for life revolutionized chemistry, dies at 94
  • 2012-02-19 John Hogan, American research chemist, dies at 92
  • 2012-03-10 Frank Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84
  • 2012-06-13 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95
  • 2013-06-06 Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94
  • 2013-12-08 John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 96

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2015-01-30 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, dies at 91

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • 2015-06-02 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), dies at 88
  • 2015-10-09 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), dies at 84
  • 2016-04-19 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), dies at 93
  • 2016-05-07 Harold Kroto, English chemist, (Nobel Prize laureate 1996), dies at 76
  • 2016-08-02 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist, (Nobel Prize 1999), dies at 70
  • 2016-08-24 Roger Y. Tsien, American chemist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 64