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NAME OCCUPATION SUMMARY BORN DIED PICK
Ansel Adams Photographer Yosemite photographer 20-Feb-1902 22-Apr-1984 DEAD
Mortimer J. Adler Philosopher How to Read a Book 28-Dec-1902 28-Jun-2001 DEAD
Joe Adonis Criminal Mafia boss, eventually deported 22-Nov-1902 26-Nov-1971 DEAD
Brian Aherne Actor I Confess 02-May-1902 10-Feb-1986 DEAD
Kurt Alder Chemist Diels-Alder Reaction 10-Jul-1902 20-Jun-1958 DEAD
Leon Ames Actor Character actor, a SAG founder 20-Jan-1902 12-Oct-1993 DEAD
Albert Anastasia Criminal Gambino crime boss 26-Feb-1902 25-Oct-1957 DEAD
Lloyd Anderson Business Founder of REI 04-Aug-1902 13-Sep-2000 DEAD
Victor E. Anderson Politician Governor of Nebraska, 1955-59 30-Mar-1902 15-Aug-1962 DEAD
Anthony Asquith Film Director Pygmalion 09-Nov-1902 20-Feb-1968 DEAD
Brooke Astor Philanthropist Heiress, philanthropist 30-Mar-1902 13-Aug-2007 DEAD
John H. Backer Historian Winds of History 18-Oct-1902 15-May-1985 DEAD
Red Badgro Football NFL Hall of Famer 01-Dec-1902 13-Jul-1998 DEAD
Thomas A. Bailey Historian The American Pageant 14-Dec-1902 26-Jul-1983 DEAD
Tallulah Bankhead Actor Lifeboat 31-Jan-1902 12-Dec-1968 DEAD
Luis Barragán Architect Torres de Satélite 09-Mar-1902 22-Nov-1988 DEAD
Charles Barton Film Director Africa Screams 25-May-1902 05-Dec-1981 DEAD
Frances Bavier Actor Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show 14-Dec-1902 06-Dec-1989 DEAD
Louise Beavers Actor She Done Him Wrong 08-Mar-1902 26-Oct-1962 DEAD
Gwendolyn Bennett Author Harlem Renaissance writer 08-Jul-1902 30-May-1981 DEAD
Rudolf Bing Business Manager of the NY Metropolitan Opera, 1950-72 09-Jan-1902 02-Sep-1997 DEAD
James T. Blair, Jr. Politician Governor of Missouri, 1957-61 15-Mar-1902 12-Jul-1962 DEAD
Arna Bontemps Novelist God Sends Sunday 13-Oct-1902 04-Jun-1973 DEAD
Kay Boyle Author The Underground Woman 19-Feb-1902 27-Dec-1992 DEAD
Robert F. Bradford Politician Governor of Massachusetts, 1947-49 15-Dec-1902 18-Mar-1983 DEAD
Roger D. Branigin Politician Governor of Indiana, 1965-69 26-Jul-1902 19-Nov-1975 DEAD
Walter H. Brattain Physicist Co-Inventor of the transistor 10-Feb-1902 13-Oct-1987 DEAD
Fernand Braudel Historian La méditerranée 24-Aug-1902 27-Nov-1985 DEAD
Marcel Breuer Designer Bauhaus furniture designer 21-May-1902 01-Jul-1981 DEAD
Dirk Brouwer Astronomer Celestial mechanics 01-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 DEAD
Rab Butler Politician UK Foreign Secretary, 1963-64 09-Dec-1902 08-Mar-1982 DEAD
Lord David Cecil Author Melbourne 09-Apr-1902 01-Jan-1986 DEAD
Luis Cernuda Poet Generation of '27 21-Sep-1902 05-Nov-1963 DEAD
Myron Cohen Comic Borscht Belt comic 01-Jul-1902 10-Mar-1986 DEAD
Henry Steele Commager Historian The American Mind 25-Oct-1902 02-Mar-1998 DEAD
Edward Condon Physicist Quantum Mechanics 02-Mar-1902 26-Mar-1974 DEAD
Crash Corrigan Actor Undersea Kingdom 14-Feb-1902 10-Aug-1976 DEAD
Lùcio Costa Architect Designed the city of Brasilia 27-Feb-1902 13-Jun-1998 DEAD
William Edward Cousins Religion Archbishop of Milwaukee, 1958-77 20-Aug-1902 14-Sep-1988 DEAD
John Crommelin, Jr. Military Rear Admiral, US Navy 02-Oct-1902 02-Nov-1996 DEAD
Richard J. Daley Politician Mayor of Chicago, 1955-76 15-May-1902 20-Dec-1976 DEAD
Roy Daniells Poet The Chequered Shade 06-Apr-1902 13-Apr-1979 DEAD
Jonathan Daniels Government FDR and Truman's press secretary 26-Apr-1902 06-Nov-1981 DEAD
Thomas E. Dewey Politician Did not defeat Truman 24-Mar-1902 16-Mar-1971 DEAD
Paul Dirac Physicist The Principles of Quantum Mechanics 08-Aug-1902 20-Oct-1984 DEAD
Hans von Dohnányi Government German resistance figure 01-Jan-1902 08-Apr-1945 DEAD
Wallace J. Eckert Astronomer First scientist hired by IBM 19-Jun-1902 24-Aug-1971 DEAD
Erik Erikson Psychologist Eight Stages of Development 15-Jun-1902 12-May-1994 DEAD
Carl Esmond Actor Ministry of Fear 14-Jun-1902 04-Dec-2004 DEAD
Edward Evans-Pritchard Anthropologist Theories of Primitive Religion 21-Sep-1902 11-Sep-1973 DEAD
Sammy Fain Composer Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 17-Jun-1902 06-Dec-1989 DEAD
George H. Fallon Politician Congressman from Maryland, 1945-71 24-Jul-1902 21-Mar-1980 DEAD
Kenneth Fearing Novelist The Big Clock 28-Jul-1902 26-Jun-1961 DEAD
Stepin Fetchit Actor Professional black stereotype 30-May-1902 19-Nov-1985 DEAD
Emanuel Feuermann Cellist Cellist 22-Nov-1902 25-May-1942 DEAD
Larry Fine Actor Larry on The Three Stooges 05-Oct-1902 24-Jan-1975 DEAD
Zino Francescatti Violinist French violin virtuoso 09-Aug-1902 17-Sep-1991 DEAD
Eduard Franz Actor The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake 31-Oct-1902 10-Feb-1983 DEAD
Carlo Gambino Criminal Don of the Gambino Crime family 24-Aug-1902 15-Oct-1976 DEAD
Will Geer Actor Zebulon Walton in The Waltons 09-Mar-1902 22-Apr-1978 DEAD
Samuel Goudsmit Physicist Conceived idea of Quantum Spin 11-Jul-1902 04-Dec-1978 DEAD
Philip B. Gove Lexicographer Webster's Third New International Dictionary 27-Jun-1902 16-Nov-1972 DEAD
C. Hartley Grattan Author The Southwest Pacific 19-Oct-1902 25-Jun-1980 DEAD
Paul Guilfoyle Actor Winterset 14-Jul-1902 27-Jun-1961 DEAD
Raymond Hackett Actor Theater and silent film actor 15-Jul-1902 07-Jul-1958 DEAD
Oron J. Hale Historian The Great Illusion, 1900-1914 29-Jul-1902 19-Jul-1991 DEAD
Margaret Hamilton Actor Wicked Witch of the West 09-Dec-1902 16-May-1985 DEAD
Mildred Fish Harnack Spy Guillotined by the Gestapo 16-Sep-1902 16-Feb-1943 DEAD
Fred A. Hartley Politician Congressman from New Jersey, 1929-49 22-Feb-1902 11-May-1969 DEAD
Leland Hayward Theatre Producer The Sound of Music 13-Sep-1902 18-Mar-1971 DEAD
Felisberto Hernández Author Nadie encendía las lámparas 20-Oct-1902 13-Jan-1964 DEAD
Eric Hoffer Author The True Believer 25-Jul-1902 21-May-1983 DEAD
Sidney Homer Economist A History of Interest Rates 20-Oct-1902 09-Aug-1983 DEAD
Sidney Hook Philosopher Pragmatist 20-Dec-1902 12-Jul-1989 DEAD
Miriam Hopkins Actor The Story of Temple Drake 18-Oct-1902 09-Oct-1972 DEAD
John Houseman Actor The Paper Chase 22-Sep-1902 31-Oct-1988 DEAD
Langston Hughes Poet The Negro Speaks of Rivers 01-Feb-1902 22-May-1967 DEAD
Skip James Musician Devil Got My Woman 21-Jun-1902 03-Oct-1969 DEAD
Frank Jenks Actor Vaudvillian, character actor 04-Nov-1902 13-May-1962 DEAD
Bobby Jones Golf Winner of 13 major championships 17-Mar-1902 18-Dec-1971 DEAD
Pascual Jordan Physicist Founder of Quantum Mechanics 18-Oct-1902 31-Jul-1980 DEAD
Victor Jory Actor Cat-Women of the Moon 23-Nov-1902 12-Feb-1982 DEAD
Alfred Kastler Physicist Optical pumping 03-May-1902 07-Jan-1984 DEAD
Ayatollah Khomeini Religion Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran 24-Sep-1902 03-Jun-1989 DEAD
Alexandre Kojève Philosopher Hegelian philosopher, Europeanist 28-Apr-1902 04-Jun-1968 DEAD
Josef Krips Conductor Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1954-63 08-Apr-1902 13-Oct-1974 DEAD
Ray Kroc Business McDonald's fast food tycoon 05-Oct-1902 14-Jan-1984 DEAD
Juscelino Kubitschek Head of State President of Brazil, founder of Brasilia 12-Sep-1902 22-Aug-1976 DEAD
Corliss Lamont Activist Millionaire socialist 28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 DEAD
Elsa Lanchester Actor Bride of Frankenstein 28-Oct-1902 26-Dec-1986 DEAD
Meyer Lansky Criminal The brains behind the Mafia's money 02-Jul-1902 15-Jan-1983 DEAD
Halldór Laxness Author Iceland's Bell 23-Apr-1902 08-Feb-1998 DEAD
Reginald Le Borg Film Director The Mummy's Ghost 11-Dec-1902 25-Mar-1989 DEAD
William P. Lear Inventor Lear Jet, Inc. 26-Jun-1902 14-May-1978 DEAD
Max Lerner Sociologist Ideas Are Weapons 20-Dec-1902 05-Jun-1992 DEAD
Joe E. Lewis Comic It's post time! 12-Jan-1902 04-Jun-1971 DEAD
Eric Liddell Track and Field The Flying Scotsman 16-Jan-1902 21-Feb-1945 DEAD
Charles Lindbergh Aviator Transatlantic soloist 04-Feb-1902 26-Aug-1974 DEAD
Anatole Litvak Film Director Anastasia 10-May-1902 15-Dec-1974 DEAD
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Politician Ambassador, Massachusetts Senator 05-Jul-1902 27-Feb-1985 DEAD
Guy Lombardo Musician The Royal Canadians 19-Jun-1902 05-Nov-1977 DEAD
Jimmie Lunceford Jazz Musician Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra 06-Jun-1902 13-Jul-1947 DEAD
Alexander Luria Psychologist Pioneer of neuropsychology 16-Jul-1902 14-Aug-1977 DEAD
André Lwoff Scientist Operon theory of genetic control 08-May-1902 30-Sep-1994 DEAD
Barton MacLane Actor Gen. Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie 25-Dec-1902 01-Jan-1969 DEAD
Vito Marcantonio Politician American Labor Party 10-Dec-1902 09-Aug-1954 DEAD
Beryl Markham Aviator West with the Night 26-Oct-1902 03-Aug-1986 DEAD
F. O. Matthiessen Critic American Renaissance 19-Feb-1902 01-Apr-1950 DEAD
Barbara McClintock Scientist Discovered transposable genes 16-Jun-1902 02-Sep-1992 DEAD
John McCone Government CIA Director, 1961-65 04-Jan-1902 14-Feb-1991 DEAD
Maurice McDonald Business Co-Founder of McDonald's 26-Nov-1902 11-Dec-1971 DEAD
Mary Miles Minter Actor Anne of Green Gables 01-Apr-1902 04-Aug-1984 DEAD
Mantan Moreland Actor Birmingham Brown 03-Sep-1902 28-Sep-1973 DEAD
Howie Morenz Hockey Montreal Canadiens, Hall of Famer 21-Jun-1902 08-Mar-1937 DEAD
Oskar Morgenstern Economist Game theorist 24-Jan-1902 26-Jul-1977 DEAD
George Murphy Actor Actor and US Senator from California 04-Jul-1902 03-May-1992 DEAD
Johnston Murray Politician Governor of Oklahoma, 1951-55 21-Jul-1902 16-Apr-1974 DEAD
Alva Myrdal Politician Swedish diplomat, Nobel Prize recipient 31-Jan-1902 01-Feb-1986 DEAD
Ogden Nash Poet Candy is dandy; but liquor is quicker 19-Aug-1902 19-May-1971 DEAD
Ernie Nevers Football NFL Hall of Famer 11-Jun-1902 03-May-1976 DEAD
Louis Nizer Attorney My Life in Court 06-Feb-1902 10-Nov-1994 DEAD
Lloyd Nolan Actor Dr. Chegley on Julia 11-Aug-1902 27-Sep-1985 DEAD
Philip Ober Actor From Here to Eternity 23-Mar-1902 13-Sep-1982 DEAD
Max Ophüls Film Director Letter from an Unknown Woman 06-May-1902 25-Mar-1957 DEAD
William H. Parker Law Enforcement Chief of LAPD, 1950-66 21-Jun-1902 16-Jul-1966 DEAD
Milman Parry Scholar Homeric scholar 20-Jun-1902 03-Dec-1935 DEAD
Talcott Parsons Sociologist The Structure of Social Action 13-Dec-1902 08-May-1979 DEAD
Karl Popper Philosopher Critical Rationalist 28-Jul-1902 17-Sep-1994 DEAD
Emeric Pressburger Film Director Black Narcissus 05-Dec-1902 05-Feb-1988 DEAD
Ted Radcliffe Baseball Double Duty 07-Jul-1902 11-Aug-2005 DEAD
Jennings Randolph Politician US Senator from West Virginia, 1958-85 08-Mar-1902 08-May-1998 DEAD
Ralph Richardson Actor Things To Come 19-Dec-1902 10-Oct-1983 DEAD
Leni Riefenstahl Film Director Triumph of the Will 22-Aug-1902 08-Sep-2003 DEAD
Flora Robson Actor Fire Over England 28-Mar-1902 07-Jul-1984 DEAD
Richard Rodgers Composer Rodgers and Hammerstein 28-Jun-1902 30-Dec-1979 DEAD
Carl Rogers Psychologist Non-directive theory of psychology 08-Jan-1902 04-Feb-1987 DEAD
Max Rudolf Conductor Director, Cincinnati Symphony, 1958-71 15-Jun-1902 28-Feb-1995 DEAD
Irene Ryan Actor Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies 17-Oct-1902 26-Apr-1973 DEAD
Gene Sarazen Golf First winner of the Grand Slam 27-Feb-1902 13-May-1999 DEAD
Dutch Schultz Criminal Bootlegger, murderer, numbers racketeer 06-Aug-1902 24-Oct-1935 DEAD
Theodore W. Schultz Economist Investment in Human Capital 30-Apr-1902 26-Feb-1998 DEAD
Harold Schuster Film Director My Friend Flicka 01-Aug-1902 19-Jul-1986 DEAD
David O. Selznick Film/TV Producer Producer of A Star Is Born 10-May-1902 22-Jun-1965 DEAD
Wilbur Shaw Auto Racing Three time Indianapolis 500 Winner 31-Oct-1902 30-Oct-1954 DEAD
Norma Shearer Actor The Divorcee 10-Aug-1902 12-Jun-1983 DEAD
Eddie Shore Hockey Boston Bruins, Hall of Famer 25-Nov-1902 16-Mar-1985 DEAD
Vittorio De Sica Film Director Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 07-Jul-1902 13-Nov-1974 DEAD
Al Simmons Baseball Lifetime batting average .334 22-May-1902 26-May-1956 DEAD
Walter Slezak Actor Hitchcock's Lifeboat 03-May-1902 21-Apr-1983 DEAD
Joe Smith Jazz Musician Cool jazz trumpeter 28-Jun-1902 02-Dec-1937 DEAD
Frank Soskice Politician UK Home Secretary, 1964-65 23-Jul-1902 01-Jan-1979 DEAD
Christina Stead Novelist The Man Who Loved Children 17-Jul-1902 31-Mar-1983 DEAD
John Steinbeck Novelist The Grapes of Wrath 27-Feb-1902 20-Dec-1968 DEAD
Ed Sullivan TV Personality The Ed Sullivan Show 28-Sep-1902 13-Oct-1974 DEAD
Nora Swinburne Actor British character actress 24-Jul-1902 01-May-2000 DEAD
Lyle Talbot Actor The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 08-Feb-1902 02-Mar-1996 DEAD
Alfred Tarski Mathematician Tarski's indefinability theorem 14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 DEAD
Ray Teal Actor Sheriff Roy Coffee on Bonanza 12-Jan-1902 02-Apr-1976 DEAD
Wallace Thurman Author The Blacker the Berry 16-Aug-1902 22-Dec-1934 DEAD
Strom Thurmond Politician US Senator from South Carolina, 1954-2003 05-Dec-1902 26-Jun-2003 DEAD
Arne Tiselius Chemist Electrophoresis 10-Aug-1902 29-Aug-1971 DEAD
William Walton Composer Troilus and Cressida 29-Mar-1902 08-Mar-1983 DEAD
Jessamyn West Author The Friendly Persuasion 18-Jul-1902 23-Feb-1984 DEAD
Nydia Westman Actor Mrs. Featherstone on Going My Way 19-Feb-1902 23-May-1970 DEAD
Michael Whalen Actor Wee Willie Winkie 30-Jun-1902 14-Apr-1974 DEAD
Eugene Wigner Physicist Law of conservation of parity 17-Nov-1902 01-Jan-1995 DEAD
Meredith Willson Composer The Music Man 18-May-1902 15-Jun-1984 DEAD
Donald Wolfit Actor Svengali 20-Apr-1902 17-Feb-1968 DEAD
William Wyler Film Director Ben-Hur 01-Jul-1902 27-Jul-1981 DEAD
Darryl F. Zanuck Film/TV Producer Ran 20th Century Fox, 1935-71 05-Sep-1902 22-Dec-1979 DEAD