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Born :11/26/1931Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)
Born :11/26/1931Adrianus J "Cardinal" Simonis, archbishop of Utrecht
Born :09/07/1931Al McGuire, US, basketball coach (Marquette)
Born :08/17/1931Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, France, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1956)
Born :06/26/1931Alan Bailey, British sect dept of transport
Born :09/02/1931Alan K Simpson, (Sen-R-WY, 1979- )
Born :04/03/1931Alex Cord, Floral Park NY, actor (Jack-WEB, Michael-Airwolf)
Born :08/03/1931Alex Cord, actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum)
Born :05/03/1931Alex Cord, actor (Dead are Alive)
Born :04/19/1931Alex Webster, football coach (NY Giants)
Born :01/05/1931Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
Born :01/09/1931Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys, Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
Born :07/10/1931Alice Munro, author (Dance of the Happy Shades)
Born :01/05/1931Alvin Ailey, choreographer (American Dance Theater)
Born :02/02/1931Andreas van Agt, Dutch premier (CDA)
Born :07/03/1931Andres Burnier, [Catharina Dessaur], criminologist/author (Jongensuur)
Born :07/12/1931Andre Laporte, Flemish composer
Born :09/30/1931Angie Dickinson, [Angeline Brown], Kulm ND, actress (Police Woman)
Born :09/29/1931Anita Ekberg, Sweden, actress (La Dolce Vita)/Miss Sweden 1950
Born :09/17/1931Anne Bancroft, AKA Mrs Mel Brooks, Bronx, actress (Graduate)
Born :10/25/1931Annie Giradot, Paris France, actress (Gypsy, Jacko and Lise)
Born :09/24/1931Anthony Newley, actor (Dr Doolitte, Garbage Pail Kids)/composer
Born :06/--/1931Ardelle Terry, Hawkinsville Ga, TV host (Toni Twin Time)
Born :06/--/1931Arlene Terry, Hawkinsville Ga, TV host (Toni Twin Time)
Born :06/20/1931Arne Nordheim, Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
Born :09/13/1931Barbara Bain, Chic, actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999)
Born :05/23/1931Barbara Barrie, Chicago, actress (Breaking Away, Barney Miller)
Born :12/29/1931Barbara Steele, England, actress (Castle of Blood, Dark Shadows)
Born :09/25/1931Barbara Walters, Boston Mass, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV)
Born :02/01/1931Barrel, [ABM] Frinking, teacher/member of Dutch 2nd chamber (CVP)
Born :03/05/1931Barry Tuckwell, Melbourne Aust, hornist (London Symph Orch 1955-68)
Born :08/01/1931Bart Conner, US, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
Born :08/13/1931Bernard Manning, British comedian
Born :08/20/1931Bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
Born :02/14/1931Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, hockey star/beer spokesman
Born :08/16/1931Betsy Von Forstenberg, Germany, stage actress (Gingerbread Lady)
Born :03/16/1931Betty Johnson, Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show)
Born :12/11/1931Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, leader B-sect/guru of rich
Born :04/09/1931Bill Gilbert, Wasah DC, sports author (They Also Served, Big E)
Born :01/08/1931Bill Graham, Germany, rock promoter (Fillmore)
Born :07/13/1931Bill Moor, Toledo Oh, actor (Hanky Panky)
Born :04/12/1931Billy Vaughn, Glasgow Ky, singer (Chapel by the Sea)
Born :03/14/1931Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)
Born :12/31/1931Bob Shaw, UK, sci-fi author (Orbitsville, Ragged Astronauts, Vertigo)
Born :07/12/1931Bob Traxler, (Rep-D-MI, 1974- )
Born :03/25/1931Bohumil Golián, Czech, volleyball player (Olympic-bronze-1968)
Born :02/01/1931Boris Yeltsin, Ural Mts USSR, president of Russian SSR
Born :09/24/1931Brian Glanville, author/journalist
Born :04/24/1931Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art)
Born :09/19/1931Brook Benton, Camden, SC, singer (Frankie and Johnny)
Born :09/24/1931Cardiss Collins, (Rep-D-Illinois, 1973- )
Born :12/25/1931Carlos Castaneda, US, writer/mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within)
Born :12/21/1931Caroline Kart, [Paterson Raitt], alto singer
Born :05/28/1931Carroll Baker, Penn, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow)
Born :12/30/1931Charles A Bassett II, Dayton Ohio, Captain USAF/astronaut
Born :07/22/1931Charles Huxtable, General commanded English ground Armies
Born :01/13/1931Charles Nelson Reilly, NYC, actor (Match Game, Ghost and Mrs Muir)
Born :10/16/1931Charles W Colson, presidential adviser, Watergate figure
Born :05/20/1931Chiharu Igaya, Japan, slalom (Olympic-silver-1956)
Born :06/26/1931Colin Wilson, author (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries)
Born :02/12/1931Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)
Born :07/25/1931Cornelis P Van Dyke, CDA-minister Ontwikkelingssam/Internal minister
Born :10/31/1931Dan Rather, Wharton Tx, news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
Born :08/31/1931Dan Rather, news anchor (CBS-TV)
Born :04/07/1931Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon whistleblower, patriot
Born :11/04/1931Darla Hood, Leedey Okla, singer/actress (Little Rascals)
Born :12/21/1931David Baker, Indianapolis Indiana, composer (Reflections)
Born :07/07/1931David Eddings, US, sci-fi author (Belgariad, Malloreon)
Born :03/06/1931David Haddon Whitaker, publisher (Almanac)
Born :03/20/1931David Montgomery, chairman (British Forestry Commission)
Born :04/25/1931David Shepherd, painter
Born :01/25/1931Dean Jones, Decatur Ala, actor (Ensign O'Toole, Company, Love Bug)
Born :07/10/1931Del Insko, harness racer (toothpick in mouth, 1969 money leader)
Born :06/18/1931Della Smith, cookbook writer/British broadcaster
Born :04/19/1931Denis Henry, British high court judge
Born :11/28/1931Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)
Born :10/07/1931Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of S Afr (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)
Born :05/21/1931Desmond Wilcox, broadcaster
Born :05/17/1931Dewey Redman, jazz musician
Born :10/23/1931Diana Dors, England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming)
Born :10/30/1931Dick Gautier, LA Calif, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific)
Born :10/04/1931Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
Born :08/20/1931Don King, boxing promoter, shocking hairstyle
Born :04/07/1931Donald Barthelme, Phila Pa, writer (Snow White, Sadness)
Born :03/07/1931Donald Barthelme, US, writer (Snow White)
Born :07/14/1931Donald Eugene Webb, Okla City, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
Born :09/26/1931Donald J Pease, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- )
Born :05/16/1931Donald Martino, Plainfield NJ, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974)
Born :03/02/1931Duane F Graveline, Newport Vt, astronaut
Born :01/06/1931E L "Edgar Lawrence" Doctorow, NYC, novelist (World's Fair)
Born :05/04/1931Ed Cassidy, drummer (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
Born :01/11/1931Ed Hall, Roxbury Mass, actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center)
Born :10/13/1931Ed Matthews, Hall of Famer/Milwaukee Brave/HR hitter (512)
Born :09/29/1931Eddie Barth, Phila, actor (Shaft, Simon and Simon)
Born :12/02/1931Edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88)
Born :05/13/1931Eileen Diss, theatrical designer
Born :12/03/1931Ellen Blazer, Dutch TV director (Sonja)
Born :01/31/1931Ernie Banks, "Mr Cub", Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer (1st baseman)
Born :03/17/1931Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)
Born :12/15/1931Evald Schorm, Prague Czech, director (Courage for Every Day)
Born :05/15/1931F Korthals Altes, Dutch minister of Justice (VVD)
Born :05/27/1931Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)
Born :04/15/1931Florian Zabach, Chicago Ill, violinist (Hot Canary, Club Embassy)
Born :11/11/1931Fortney H [Pete] Stark, (Rep-D-CA, 1973- )
Born :08/14/1931Frederic Raphael, writer (After the War, California Time)
Born :04/19/1931Garfield Morgan, Brtish actor
Born :02/28/1931Gavin MacLeod, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat)
Born :01/30/1931Gene Hackman, Calif, actor (Bonnie and Clyde, Under Fire, Superman)
Born :07/21/1931Gene Littler, golfer (1961 US Open)
Born :05/07/1931Gene [Rodman] Wolfe, US, sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete)
Born :05/04/1931Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)
Born :03/12/1931Geoffrey de Bellaigue, director (Royal Collection)
Born :02/16/1931George E Sangmeister, (Rep-D-Illinois)
Born :09/12/1931George Jones, country singer (Oh Lonesome Me)
Born :05/21/1931George Vassiliou, president of Cyprus (1988- )
Born :01/06/1931Gerard van Muiden, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
Born :11/26/1931Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)
Born :02/28/1931Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)
Born :08/26/1931Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
Born :11/30/1931Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orch)
Born :03/20/1931Hal Linden [Harold Lipshitz], actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic)
Born :10/26/1931Hank Garrett, Monticello NY, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)
Born :08/18/1931Hans van Mierlo, Dutch 2nd Chamber member/vice-premier (D66)
Born :04/04/1931Harold L Volkmer, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
Born :04/22/1931Henk Gortzak, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CPN/PSP)
Born :03/03/1931Henk Knol, Suriname 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
Born :06/22/1931Henk Vonhoff, Dutch politician (VVD)
Born :07/11/1931Herman de Vries, statue artist
Born :11/28/1931Hope Lange, Redding Ridge Ct, actress (Ghost and Mrs Muir)
Born :03/18/1931Howard Coble, (Rep-R-North Carolina)
Born :09/12/1931Ian Holm, Ilford Essex England, actor (Himmler-Holocaust)
Born :04/27/1931Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist/son.of David Oistrach
Born :11/05/1931Ike Turner, AKA Mr Tina Turner!, guitarist (A Fool in Love)
Born :07/02/1931Imelda Marcos, wife of of premier Marcos of Philippines
Born :02/04/1931Isabel Perón, [Maria Martinez], dancer/president Argentina
Born :04/06/1931Ivan Dixon, NYC, actor (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes)
Born :05/16/1931Jack Dodson, Pitts Pa, actor (Howard Sprage-Andy Griffith Show)
Born :11/30/1931Jack Ging, Alva Ok, actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo)
Born :11/30/1931Jack Sheldon, Jacksonville Fla, actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin)
Born :06/05/1931Jacques Demy, France, director (Lola, Magic Donkey)
Born :02/08/1931James Dean, stage/film actor (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause)
Born :01/17/1931James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
Born :11/15/1931Jan Terlouw, Dutch 2nd Chamber (D-66)/author (Winters in Wartime)
Born :07/23/1931Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
Born :08/15/1931Janice Rule, Norwood Ohio, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife)
Born :12/03/1931Jaye P Morgan, Mancos Colo, singer/actress (Gong Show, Night Patrol)
Born :08/31/1931Jean Beliveau, hockey star (Montreal Canadiens)
Born :07/08/1931Jerry Vale, singer (Arriverderci Roma)
Born :07/27/1931Jerry Van Dyke, Danville Ill, actor (My Mother the Car, Coach)
Born :12/24/1931Jill Bennett, Penang Malay, actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle)
Born :10/23/1931Jim Bunning, Phillies pitcher (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep-R-Ky)
Born :05/13/1931Jim Jones, reverend, poisoned over 100 in Guyana (Jonestown Massacre)
Born :04/17/1931Joan Clague, director of nursing services (Marie Curie Foundation)
Born :07/30/1931Joan Vohs, St Albans NY, actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina)
Born :05/12/1931Johan Fleerackers, Flemish vice-president of Dutch One
Born :06/30/1931Johannes Gruijters, Dutch mayor (D66-Lelystad)
Born :04/17/1931John Bartlett, tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain)
Born :05/27/1931John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
Born :06/05/1931John Dellow, commisioner (London Metropolitan Police)
Born :05/25/1931John Gabriel, US, actor(?)
Born :11/15/1931John Kerr, NYC, actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit and Pendulum)
Born :08/30/1931John L Swigert Jr, Denver Colorado, astronaut (Apollo 13)
Born :10/19/1931John Le Carre, [Cornwell], England, spy novelist (Little Drummer Girl)
Born :03/08/1931John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
Born :08/28/1931John Perkins, rocker (Crew Cuts)
Born :03/20/1931John Rae, British educator (Conscience and Politics)
Born :05/31/1931John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
Born :08/28/1931John Shirley-Quirk, Liverpool England, baritone (Death in Venice)
Born :03/06/1931John Smith, LA Calif, actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men)
Born :12/28/1931John de Mol, singer/composer
Born :09/29/1931Joseph M McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963- )
Born :05/23/1931Jose Telles Da Conceitao, Brazil, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1952)
Born :04/17/1931Joyce Molyneux, chef
Born :07/10/1931Julian May, US, sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat)
Born :01/24/1931Kees Zilstra, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
Born :02/16/1931Ken Takakura, Japanese film star (A Story of the Antarctic)
Born :04/15/1931Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland)
Born :05/27/1931Kenny Price, Florence Ky, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw)
Born :04/18/1931Klas Lestander, Sweden, 20K biathlon (Olympic-gold-1960)
Born :01/17/1931L Douglas Wilder, (Gov-D-Va)
Born :06/07/1931Lang Jeffries, Ontario Canada, actor (Skip-Rescue 8)
Born :09/21/1931Larry Hagman, Fort Worth Tx, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas)
Born :02/21/1931Larry Hagman, TV actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas)
Born :06/21/1931Lawrence K Grossman, News president (NBC-TV)
Born :04/20/1931Lee H Hamilton, Daytona Beach Fla, (Rep-D-Ind, 1965- )
Born :03/26/1931Leonard Nimoy, Boston, actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible)
Born :07/01/1931Leslie Caron, Boulogne-Biliancourt France, actr (Lili, Father Goose)
Born :12/12/1931Lionel Blair, Montreal, choreographer (Spotlight)
Born :04/29/1931Lonnie Donegan, vocalist
Born :06/11/1931Lord Cameron of Lochbroom, lord advocate
Born :05/10/1931Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
Born :05/16/1931Lowell P Weicker, (Sen-R-CT, 1971-88/Gov-D-CT)
Born :06/11/1931Lucianna Paluzzi, Rome Italy, actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball)
Born :08/01/1931Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
Born :01/07/1931Mack Mattingly, (Sen-R-GA, 1981-86)
Born :02/01/1931Madeline Berthod, Switzerland, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
Born :12/20/1931Mala Powers, SF Calif, actress (Mona-Hazel, Man and the City)
Born :03/13/1931Marc Dessauvage, Flemish architect
Born :04/10/1931Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet
Born :06/21/1931Margaret Heckler, US Secretary of Health and Human Services (1983-85)
Born :02/13/1931Marjorie Jackson, Austria, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1952)
Born :06/14/1931Marla Gibbs, Chicago Ill, actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227)
Born :04/09/1931Martin Rogers, director (Farmington Institute for Christian Studies)
Born :05/06/1931Marvin Leath, (Rep-D-TX, 1979- )
Born :01/26/1931Mary Murphy, Wash DC, actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators)
Born :09/01/1931Matthew J Rinaldo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1973- )
Born :12/24/1931Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/German composer
Born :01/08/1931May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], NYC, actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark)
Born :10/20/1931Mickey Mantle, NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown)
Born :11/06/1931Mike Nichols, stage/film director (Catch 22, Biloxi Blues)
Born :03/02/1931Mikhail S Gorbachev, Soviet sec-gen (1985-91)
Born :09/03/1931Mitzi Gaynor, Chicago Ill, actress (South Pacific)
Born :11/03/1931Monica Vitti, Rome Italy, actress (Tigers in Lipstick)
Born :08/01/1931Monty Losowsky, prof of medicine (St James University England)
Born :01/27/1931Mordecai Richler, author, Montreal (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
Born :11/08/1931Morley Safer, Toronto Calif, TV newscaster (60 Minutes)
Born :08/21/1931Nancy Hadley, LA Calif, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show)
Born :05/07/1931Nel J Ginjar-Mas, Dutch Sect of State (VVD)
Born :07/10/1931Nick Adams, Nanticoke Pa, actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel)
Born :03/23/1931Norman F Lent, (Rep-R-NY, 1971- )
Born :08/13/1931Norman Read, NZ, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1956)
Born :11/12/1931Norman Y Mineta, (Rep-R-CA, 1975- )
Born :06/20/1931Olympia Dukakis, actress (Moonstruckm, Cemetary Club)
Born :06/18/1931Peter Batty, TV/movie producer
Born :05/16/1931Peter Levi, poet/writer
Born :03/11/1931Peter Walters, CEO (Midland Bank)
Born :02/14/1931Phyllis McGuire, Middletown Oh, singer (McGuire Sisters)
Born :09/02/1931Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
Born :04/16/1931Piet de Visser, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
Born :10/14/1931Rafael Puyana, Bogotá Colombia, baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957)
Born :01/22/1931Rauno Mokinen, Finland, Greco-Roman featherweight (Olympic-gold-1956)
Born :09/19/1931Ray Danton, NYC, actor/director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer)
Born :05/28/1931Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
Born :08/25/1931Regis Philbin, host (Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee)
Born :07/23/1931Richard Searby, deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
Born :06/20/1931Richard Southwood, zoologist/chancellor (Oxford University)
Born :08/23/1931Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense
Born :11/28/1931Rinus Ferdinandusse, editor/author (Nude on Fence)
Born :02/06/1931Rip Torn, Tx, actor (Coma, Summer Rental, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
Born :12/11/1931Rita Moreno, [Rosa Dolores Alverio], Humacao PR, (West Side Story)
Born :04/22/1931Robert Dickson, Canada, ice hockey player (1948)
Born :01/05/1931Robert Duvall, San Diego Calif, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver)
Born :06/16/1931Robert F [Bob] Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1983- )
Born :07/02/1931Robert Ito, Vancouver BC, actor (Sam-Quincy ME)
Born :01/19/1931Robert MacNeil, Montreal, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67)
Born :05/18/1931Robert Morse, Newton Mass, actor (That's Life, Jack Frost)
Born :02/26/1931Robert Novak, Joliet Ill, news reporter (CNN-Evans and Novak)
Born :07/14/1931Robert Stephens, Bristol England, actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust)
Born :04/01/1931Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright (Der Stellvertreter)
Born :01/19/1931Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
Born :04/22/1931Ronald Hynd, British choreographer
Born :12/23/1931Ronnie Schell, Richmond Cal, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World)
Born :07/08/1931Roone Arledge, Forest Hills NY, head of sports broadcasting (ABC)
Born :03/13/1931Rosalind Elias, Lowell Mass, mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere)
Born :08/13/1931Roy Evans, general sect (British Iron and Steel Trade Confederation)
Born :03/11/1931Rupert Murdoch, Australia, publisher (NY Post), owns FOX-TV Network
Born :04/17/1931Ruth Etchells, principal (St John's College-Durham)
Born :09/06/1931Sander M Levin, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1983- )
Born :01/20/1931Sawako Ariyoshi, Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife)
Born :12/27/1931Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis)
Born :05/31/1931Shirley Verrett, New Orleans, mezzo-soprano (Cassandra-Les Troyens)
Born :12/30/1931Skeeter Davis, Dry Ridge Ky, singer (End of World)
Born :05/28/1931Stephen Birmingham, Hartford, author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich)
Born :05/31/1931Steve Horn, (Rep-R-California)
Born :01/30/1931Stewart B McKinney, (Rep-R-CT, 1971- )
Born :05/13/1931Sydney Lipworth, CEO (Monopolies and Mergers Commission)
Born :06/11/1931Tab Hunter, NYC, actor (Tab Hunter Show)
Born :07/11/1931Tab Hunter, actor (Damn Yankees, Lust in the Dust, Battle Cry)
Born :07/26/1931Takashi Ono, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
Born :05/07/1931Teresa Brewer, Toledo Ohio, singer (Put Another Nickel In)
Born :03/24/1931Thelma Kalama, US, 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
Born :01/15/1931Thomas Hoving, NYC, news correspondent (20/20)
Born :07/11/1931Thurston Harris, Indianapolis, vocalist (Little Bitty Pretty One)
Born :03/02/1931Tom Wolfe, journalist/author (Right Stuff)
Born :04/15/1931Tomas G Transtrumer, Swedish psychology/poet (Murkerseende)
Born :02/01/1931Ton [ABM] Frinking, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
Born :02/18/1931Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
Born :01/02/1931Toshiki Kaifu, premier of Japan (1989- )
Born :05/09/1931Vance DeVoe Brand, Longmont Co, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35)
Born :02/14/1931Vic Morrow, Bronx NY, actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie)
Born :07/23/1931Viktor Korchnoi, chess champ
Born :06/17/1931Virginia McKenna, London, actress (Born Free, Gathering Storm)
Born :01/05/1931Walter Davis, US, running high jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
Born :11/09/1931Whitey Herzog, baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals)
Born :08/12/1931William Goldman, author (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983)
Born :04/30/1931William L [Bill] Clay, (Rep-D-MO, 1969- )
Born :03/22/1931William Shatner, Montreal Canada, actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker)
Born :05/13/1931William Utting, chief inspector (British Social Services)
Born :05/06/1931Willie Mays, baseball player, "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, NL MVP 1954)
Born :08/19/1931Willie Shoemaker, jockey (In 1956 he won $2 million)
Born :11/23/1931Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)
Born :12/17/1931Yvonne Keuls, [Bamberg], writer (Jan Rap and his mat)
Born :02/15/1931[Patricia] Claire Bloom, London, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger)




Died :05/09/1931Albert Abraham Michelson, physicist,
Died :04/04/1931Andre Michelin, CEO (Michelin Tires),
Died :01/23/1931Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (Diaghilew, Stervende Swan),
Died :03/22/1931Ban Johnson, founder of baseball's American League, at 67
Died :02/11/1931Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine),
Died :11/04/1931Charles Buddy Bolden, US jazz musician,
Died :01/09/1931Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue),
Died :11/15/1931Cornelis AJ van Dishoeck, publisher,
Died :08/04/1931Daniel H Williams, doctor (pioneer in surgery),
Died :04/08/1931Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet,
Died :11/23/1931Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist,
Died :12/16/1931Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge,
Died :07/04/1931Hussein ibn-Ali, sjarif Mecca/king/kalief of Hedzjaz (1917-24),
Died :06/04/1931Ibn Ali Hussein, King of Hejaz,
Died :03/09/1931Ida B Wells-Barnett, famous black, at 78 in Chicago
Died :05/17/1931Johan [Eliza J] de Master, art critic/writer,
Died :11/17/1931John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics),
Died :01/03/1931Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, at 78
Died :11/03/1931Juan Zorrilla de San Martin, Uruguayian diplomat/poet (Tabare),
Died :03/31/1931Knute Rockne, football player/coach dies in a plane crash at 43
Died :02/23/1931Lady Nellie Melba, [Heal Mitchell], Australian soprano,
Died :09/09/1931Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist dies at 86
Died :08/31/1931Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar,
Died :07/24/1931Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance,
Died :02/26/1931Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910),
Died :04/01/1931Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright (Der Stellvertreter),
Died :03/07/1931Theo of Doesburg, [Christian EM Kupper], painter/architect,
Died :02/02/1931Theodor Batthyányi, Hungarian contra-revolutionary, at 71
Died :10/18/1931Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, in West Orange, NJ, at 84
Died :10/02/1931Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant,
Died :05/17/1931Timothy Cole, wood engraver,
Died :08/27/1931Willem H Nolens, priest/2nd Chamber member,
Interest:06/21/1931[Luth] Commem of Onesimos Nesib, translator/evangelist
Interest:07/12/1931[Luth] Commemoration of Nathan Suuderblom, archbishop of Uppsala




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Special :07/23/1931Ashmore and Cartier Is in Indian Ocean transferred to Australia
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Special :07/06/1931Billy Burke wins US Open golf tournament
Special :03/20/1931Bishop Schreiber warns against national-socialism in Berlin
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Special :10/14/1931Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church and State
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