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Aaron Copland
   was a   
Composer
American composer (1900-1990)
A. B. Guthrie
   was an   
Author
Pulitzer Prize winner (1901-1991)
Abraham Maslow
   was an   
Author
Writings on psychology
Abraham Maslow
   was a   
Psychologist
Described "peak experiences"; American (1908-1970)
Adlai Stevenson
   was a   
Politician
Two-time Democratic Presidential candidate and Ambassador to the United Nations; b. 1900
Adolph Eichmann
   was a   
Nazi
War criminal (1906-1962)
Alberto Giacometti
   was a   
Sculptor
1901-1966
Alberto Moravia
   was an   
Author
Italian novelist (1907-1990)
Al Capp
   was a   
Cartoonist
Best known for Li'l Abner (1909-1979)
Alistair Cooke
   was an   
Author
Alistair Cooke
   was a   
Journalist
English-born television personality (1908-2004)
Alistair Cooke
   was a   
TV Personality
Host of Masterpiece Theatre from 1971 to 1992
Anaïs Nin
   was an   
Author
Journals, essays, short stories and erotica (1903-1977)
Andy Devine
   was an   
Actor
American character actor and comic cowboy sidekick (1905-1978)
Anna Magnani
   was an   
Actor
Italian actress (1908-1973)
Ansel Adams
   was a   
Photographer
American (1902-1984)
Antal Doráti
   was a   
Musician
Hungarian conductor (1906-1988)
Anthony Powell
   was an   
Author
English novelist best known for 12-volume "A Dance to the Music of Time" (1905-2000)
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
   was an   
Author
Author of The Little Prince and others (1900-1944)
Aram Khachaturian
   was a   
Composer
Armenian (1903-1978)
Aristotle Onassis
   was a   
Shipping Magnate
And husband to Jacqueline Kennedy
Astrid Lindgren
   was an   
Author
Swedish children's writer (1907-2002)
Ayn Rand
   was an   
Author
Best known for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged (1905-1982)
Barbara Stanwyck
   was an   
Actor
American actress (1907-1990)
Barry Goldwater
   was a   
Politician
US Senator from Arizona and 1964 Republican Presidential candidate (1909-1998)
Benjamin Spock
   was an   
Activist
Leader in the New Left and anti Vietnam movements of the 60's and 70's (1903-1998)
Benjamin Spock
   was an   
Author
Pediatrician, author of Baby and Child Care, one of the biggest best-sellers of all-time
Benny Goodman
   was a   
Musician
American jazz and swing clarinetist and bandleader (1909-1986)
Bette Davis
   was an   
Actor
American actress of film, television and theatre (1908-1989)
B. F. Skinner
   was an   
Author
Psychologist, author of Walden Two and others
B. F. Skinner
   was a   
Psychologist
Author, inventor, and social philosopher (1904-1990)
Billy Wilder
   was a   
Film Director
Also producer and screenwriter (1906-2002)
Billy Wilder
   was a   
Film Producer
Also director and screenwriter
Bing Crosby
   was an   
Actor
1903-1977
Bing Crosby
   was a   
Musician
One of the most popular recording artists of the 20th century
Bix Beiderbecke
   was a   
Musician
American jazz musician (1903-1931)
Bob Hope
   was an   
Actor
American comedian (1903-2003)
Bugsy Siegel
   was a   
Gangster
1906-1947
Burgess Meredith
   was an   
Actor
American actor (1907-1997)
Burl Ives
   was an   
Actor
Comedies, dramas and voice acting in theater, television and films
Burl Ives
   was a   
Musician
American folk singer (1909-1995)
Buster Crabbe
   was an   
Actor
Starred in a number of popular films of the 30's and 40's
Buster Crabbe
   was an   
Olympic Athlete
Gold medal in swimming before breaking into action (1907-1983)
Carlo Gambino
   was a   
Gangster
1902-1976
Carl Rakosi
   was a   
Poet
Last surviving poet of the original group known as Objectivists, d. 2003, age 100
Carole Lombard
   was an   
Actor
American actress (1908-1942)
Cary Grant
   was an   
Actor
English (1904-1986)
Cesar Romero
   was an   
Actor
1907-1994
Charlie Gehringer
   was a   
Baseball Player
Hall of Fame second baseman (1903-1993)
Christian Dior
   was a   
Fashion Designer
1905-1957
Clark Gable
   was an   
Actor
Claude Lévi-Strauss
   was an   
Anthropologist
Belgian-born anthropologist and ethnologist (1908-2009)
Claudette Colbert
   was an   
Actor
American pioneer film star (1903-1996)
Claudio Arrau
   was a   
Musician
Chilean-born pianist (1903-1991)
Count Basie
   was a   
Musician
American bandleader (1904-1984)
Cozy Cole
   was a   
Musician
American jazz drummer (1909-1981)
Dag Hammarskjold
   was a   
Diplomat
U.N. Secretary-General (1905-1961)
David Lean
   was a   
Film Director
English (1908-1991)
David Oistrakh
   was a   
Musician
Ukrainian violinist (1908-1974)
Dee Brown
   was an   
Author
Author of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (1908-2002)
Deng Xiaoping
   was a   
Politician
Reformist leader of the Chinese Communist Party (1904-1997)
Dean Rusk
   was a   
Diplomat
Second-longest serving American Secretary of State under Kennedy and Johnson (1909-1994)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
   was an   
Author
Works on theology and philosophy as well as fiction; hanged by the Nazi's, 1945
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
   was a   
Theologian
And dissident anti-Nazi (1906-1945)
Dixie Dean
   was a   
Footballer
English football player, scored 60 league goals in 1927-28 (1907-1980)
Dmitri Shostakovich
   was a   
Composer
Russian, (1906-1975)
Donald Bradman
   was a   
Cricketer
Australian (1908-2001)
Earl Hines
   was a   
Musician
Jazz pianist (1903-1983)
Eddie Albert
   was an   
Actor
American character actor (1906-2005)
Ed Sullivan
   was a   
TV Personality
Edward R. Murrow
   was a   
Journalist
American broadcast journalist (1908-1965)
Edward Teller
   was a   
Physicist
Hungarian-born father of the hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
Elias Canetti
   was an   
Author
Bulgarian modernist novelist; Nobel Prize, 1981 (1905-1994)
Elia Kazan
   was a   
Film Director
Turkish-born Academy Award winning director (1909-2003)
Eliot Ness
   was a   
Lawman
American Prohibition agent (1903-1957)
Elliott Carter
   was a   
Composer
American avant-garde composer (1908-2012)
Enrico Fermi
   was a   
Physicist
Nobel laureate (1901-1954)
Erich Fromm
   was an   
Author
German psychologist and philosopher (1900-1980)
Ernie Pyle
   was a   
Journalist
War correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner, killed in combat in the Pacific (1900-1944)
Errol Flynn
   was an   
Actor
Australian-born actor (1909-1959)
Erskine Caldwell
   was an   
Author
American novelist (1903-1987)
Eudora Welty
   was an   
Author
American writer of short stories and novels (1909-2001)
Eugene Ionesco
   was a   
Playwright
Romanian-born French avant-garde playwright (1909-1994)
Evelyn Waugh
   was an   
Author
English novelist, biographer and travel writer (1903-1966)
Fats Waller
   was a   
Musician
American pianist (1904-1943)
Fay Wray
   was an   
Actor
Canadian-born actress, starred in King Kong (1907-2004)
Fernandel
   was an   
Actor
French comedy star (1903-1971)
Francis Bacon
   was a   
Painter
Irish-born British figurative painter (1909-1992)
Frank Zamboni
   was an   
Inventor
Inventor of the modern ice resurfacer that bears his name
Fred MacMurray
   was an   
Actor
American actor (1908-1991)
Fred Zinnemann
   was a   
Film Director
Austrian (1907-1997)
Frida Kahlo
   was a   
Painter
Mexican artist, wife of painter Diego Rivera (1907-1954)
Gabrielle Roy
   was an   
Author
French Canadian writer (1909-1983)
Gary Cooper
   was an   
Actor
Gene Krupa
   was a   
Musician
American drummer (1909-1973)
George Balanchine
   was a   
Choreographer
Russian-born (1904-1983)
George Gallup
   was a   
Pollster
George Orwell
   was an   
Author
English author of Animal Farm and 1984 (1903-1950)
George Raft
   was an   
Actor
Georges Simenon
   was an   
Author
French creator of Inspector Maigret (1903-1989)
Glenn Miller
   was a   
Musician
American bandleader (1904-1944)
Greer Garson
   was an   
Actor
English actress (1904-1996)
Greta Garbo
   was an   
Actor
Swedish actress (1905-1990)
Hannah Arendt
   was an   
Author
German-American political theorist (1906-1975)
Hans Krebs
   was a   
Physician
Nobel Prize recipient (1900-1981)
Harold Arlen
   was a   
Composer
Composer of popular music (1905-1986)
Harold Blackmun
   was a   
Jurist
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U. S. (1908-1999)
Heinrich Himmler
   was a   
Nazi
1900-1945
Helen Traubel
   was a   
Musician
American operatic soprano (1903-1972)
Helen Wills Moody
   was a   
Tennis Player
1905-1998
Henri Charrière
   was an   
Author
Author of Papillon (1906-1973)
Henry Fonda
   was an   
Actor
1905-1982
Herbert Block
   was a   
Cartoonist
Best known as Herblock (1909-2001)
Herbert Von Karajan
   was a   
Musician
Long-time conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic (1908-1989)
Hyman Rickover
   was an   
Admiral
American four-star admiral; directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion
Ian Fleming
   was an   
Author
English creator of James Bond (1908-1964)
Imogene Coca
   was an   
Actor
American actress (1908-2001)
Jacques Prévert
   was a   
Poet
Popular French poet (1900-1977)
James Agee
   was an   
Author
1958 Pulitzer Prize (1909-1955)
James J. Braddock
   was a   
Boxer
Irish-American Heavyweight Champion (1905-1974)
James Mason
   was an   
Actor
British actor (1909-1984)
James Stewart
   was an   
Actor
American actor (1908-1997)
Jascha Heifetz
   was a   
Musician
Violinist
Jeane Dixon
   was an   
Astrologer
American (1904-1997)
Jeanette MacDonald
   was an   
Actor
Remembered for her musical films of the 30's and 40's (1903-1965)
Jeanette MacDonald
   was a   
Musician
American singer and actress
Jean-Paul Sartre
   was an   
Author
Existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist (1905-1980)
Jessica Tandy
   was an   
Actor
English actress (1909-1994)
Jimmy Dorsey
   was a   
Musician
American bandleader (1904-2005)
Joaquin Rodrigo
   was a   
Composer
Spanish (1901-1999)
Joan Crawford
   was an   
Actor
American actress (1905-1977)
John Dillinger
   was a   
Gangster
American bank robber (1903-1934)
John Kenneth Galbraith
   was an   
Economist
Canadian, 1908-2006)
John Mills
   was an   
Actor
English actor (1908-2005)
Johnny Mercer
   was a   
Songwriter
Academy Award winner (1909-1976)
Johnny Weissmuller
   was an   
Actor
Tarzan (1904-1984)
Johnny Weissmuller
   was an   
Olympic Athlete
Swimmer
John O'Hara
   was an   
Author
American novelist and short story writer (1905-1970)
John Steinbeck
   was an   
Author
Nobel Prize laureate (1902-1968)
John Wayne
   was an   
Actor
Cowboy star actor (1907-1979)
Joseph Campbell
   was an   
Author
American author on mythology (1904-1987)
Joseph Cotten
   was an   
Actor
American character actor (1905-1994)
Jule Styne
   was a   
Songwriter
British-born American songwriter (1905-1994)
Karl Popper
   was a   
Philosopher
Austrian (1902-1994)
Katharine Hepburn
   was an   
Actor
American actress (1907-2003)
Kenneth Rexroth
   was a   
Poet
American (1905-1982)
Konrad Lorenz
   was a   
Zoologist
Austrian, Nobel Prize (1903-1989)
Larry Fine
   was an   
Actor
Larry of the Three Stooges (1902-1975)
Laurence Olivier
   was an   
Actor
English stage and screen actor (1907-1989)
Lawrence Welk
   was a   
Musician
Bandleader (1903-1992)
Lawrence Welk
   was a   
TV Personality
Leonid Brezhnev
   was a   
Politician
Leader of the Soviet Union (1906-1982)
Linus Pauling
   was a   
Chemist
And peace activist (1901-1994)
Lon Chaney, Jr.
   was an   
Actor
Most well-known for monster movies (1906-1973)
Léopold Senghor
   was a   
Poet
Widely acclaimed, member l'Académie française
Léopold Senghor
   was a   
Politician
President of Senegal (1906-2001)
Loren Eiseley
   was an   
Author
American author of nature books (1907-1977)
Lou Costello
   was an   
Actor
Half of duo, Abbot and Costello (1906-1959)
Lou Gehrig
   was a   
Baseball Player
"The Iron Horse"; gave his name to the disorder that took his life, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (1903-1941)
Louis Armstrong
   was a   
Musician
Louis L'Amour
   was an   
Author
American Western writer (1908-1988)
Louis Leakey
   was an   
Anthropologist
Louis Leakey
   was an   
Archaeologist
British; work was important in establishing human evolutionary development in Africa (1903-1972)
Louis Leakey
   was an   
Author
Louis MacNeice
   was a   
Poet
Northern Irish poet (1907-1963)
Louis Mountbatten
   was an   
Admiral
1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979)
Lucien Laurent
   was a   
Footballer
French (1907-2005)
Luis Buñuel
   was a   
Film Director
Spanish international movie director (1900-1983)
Lyndon Johnson
   was a   
Politician
US President (1908-1973)
Malcolm Lowry
   was an   
Author
British novelist (1909-1957)
Margaret Mead
   was an   
Anthropologist
Cultural anthropologist (1901-1978)
Margaret Mead
   was an   
Author
Margaret Mitchell
   was an   
Author
Gone With the Wind (1900-1949)
Marguerite Yourcenar
   was an   
Author
French novelist and essayist
Maria Von Trapp
   was a   
Musician
Matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers; inspiration for The Sound of Music (1905-1987)
Mark Rothko
   was a   
Painter
Latvian-born abstract painter (1903-1970)
Marlene Dietrich
   was an   
Actor
German-American (1901-1992)
Maurice Duruflé
   was a   
Composer
Organ works as well as piano and orchestral works
Maurice Duruflé
   was a   
Musician
French composer and organist (1902-1986)
Max Schmeling
   was a   
Boxer
German boxer (1905-2005)
Michael DeBakey
   was a   
Surgeon
Cardiac surgeon, scientist, innovator, educator (1908-2008)
Michael Redgrave
   was an   
Actor
English actor (1908-1985)
Mickey Cochrane
   was a   
Baseball Player
Hall of Fame catcher (1903-1962)
Nathan Milstein
   was a   
Musician
Ukrainian violinist (1903-1992)
Norma Shearer
   was an   
Actor
Canadian (1902-1983)
Ogden Nash
   was a   
Poet
1902-1971
Olivier Messiaen
   was a   
Composer
French composer, organist and ornithologist (1908-1992)
Orville Redenbacher
   was an   
Entrepreneur
Popcorn businessman (1907-1995)
Otto Preminger
   was a   
Film Director
1906-1986
Pablo Neruda
   was a   
Poet
Chilean Nobel Prize laureate (1904-1973)
Percy Faith
   was a   
Musician
Canadian-born bandleader (1908-1976)
Peter Lorre
   was an   
Actor
1904-1964
Phyllis Whitney
   was an   
Author
American mystery writer of over 70 novels, d. 2008, age 104
Pierre Fournier
   was a   
Musician
French cellist (1906-1986)
Rachel Carson
   was an   
Author
American environmental writer (1907-1964)
Ralph Bunche
   was a   
Diplomat
American, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1904-1971)
Ray Kroc
   was an   
Entrepreneur
Founder of McDonald's (1902-1984)
Ray Milland
   was an   
Actor
Welsh (1907-1986)
René Char
   was a   
Poet
French (1907-1988)
Rex Harrison
   was an   
Actor
English actor (1908-1990)
Richard Beesly
   was an   
Olympic Athlete
British gold medal rower (1907-1965)
Richard Wright
   was an   
Author
African-American writer (1908-1960)
Robert Heinlein
   was an   
Author
Popular sci-fi writer (1907-1988)
Robert Oppenheimer
   was a   
Physicist
Leader of the Manhattan Project (1904-1967)
Rosalind Russell
   was an   
Actor
Stage and screen actress (1907-1976)
Roy Acuff
   was a   
Musician
American country music star (1903-1992)
Rudolf Serkin
   was a   
Musician
Austrian pianist (1903-1991)
Salvador Allende
   was a   
Politician
President of Chile (1908-1973)
Salvador Dalì
   was a   
Painter
Prominent Spanish surrealist (1904-1989)
Samuel Beckett
   was an   
Author
Most known as playwright but also authored novels and poems
Samuel Beckett
   was a   
Playwright
Also novelist and poet (1906-1989)
Simone De Beauvoir
   was an   
Author
Author of The Second Sex and other works (1908-1986)
Simon Wiesenthal
   was a   
Nazi Hunter
Austrian Holocaust survivor (1908-2005)
Spencer Tracy
   was an   
Actor
1900-1967
Stéphane Grappelli
   was a   
Musician
French jazz violinist (1908-1997)
Strom Thurmond
   was a   
Politician
Segregationist Presidential candidate and 48 years as US Senator (1902-2003)
Theodore Roethke
   was a   
Poet
American poet (1908-1963)
Theodor Geisel
   was an   
Author
Known as Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)
Thomas Dewey
   was a   
Politician
US Presidential candidate (1902-1971)
Toots Shor
   was an   
Entrepreneur
New York restaurateur (1903-1977)
U Thant
   was a   
Diplomat
Burmese U N Secretary General (1909-1974)
Vladimir Horowitz
   was a   
Musician
Russian pianist (1903-1989)
Wallace Stegner
   was an   
Author
American historian, novelist, short story writer and environmentalist (1909-1993)
Wally Hammond
   was a   
Cricketer
English, (1903-1965)
Walt Disney
   was a   
Film Producer
1901-1966
Werner Heisenberg
   was a   
Physicist
German Nobel Prize laureate (1901-1976)
W. H. Auden
   was a   
Poet
English (1907-1973)
Willem De Kooning
   was a   
Painter
Dutch abstract expressionist (1904-1997)
William McMahon
   was a   
Politician
Prime Minister of Australia (1908-1988)
William Walton
   was a   
Composer
British (1902-1983)
Xavier Cugat
   was a   
Musician
Cuban influenced Spanish-American bandleader, b. 1900
Yves Tanguy
   was a   
Painter
Surrealist, b. 1900
Zino Francescatti
   was a   
Musician
French violinist (1902-1991)


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