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BORN PRE-1918

Turning 102+ in 2019

  Jonathan
Seychellois-hatched St. Helenian giant tortoise, world's oldest known living animal
c. 1832
  Kane Tanaka
Japanese supercentenarian, world's oldest validated person
01/02/1903
  Shivakumara Swamiji
Indian humanitarian
04/01/1907
  Ruthie Tompson
American animator
07/22/1910
  Fauja Singh
Indian-born English marathon runner
04/01/1911
  Renée Simonot
French actress and dubbing artist
09/10/1911
  Roberta McCain
American political figure, mother of 2008 presidential candidate John McCain
02/07/1912
  William Frankland
English allergist and immunologist
03/19/1912
  Toko Shinoda
Japanese painter and printmaker
03/28/1913
  Marko Feingold
Austrian Holocaust survivor and lecturer
05/28/1913
  Boris Pahor
Italian Slovenian-language poet and novelist, Nekropolis
08/26/1913
  Muazzez İlmiye Çığ
Turkish archeologist
06/20/1914
  Norman Lloyd
American producer, director, and actor, Saboteur, TV's St. Elsewhere
11/08/1914
  Herman Wouk
American writer, The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War
05/27/1915
  Carmen Herrera
Cuban-born American painter
05/31/1915
  Richard E. Cole
American Air Force pilot, member of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders
09/07/1915
  Bernard Binlin Dadié
Ivorian poet, playwright, and novelist
01/10/1916
  Jean Erdman
American dancer and choreographer
02/20/1916
  Beverly Cleary
American children's writer, the Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby series
04/12/1916
  Olivia de Havilland
American Oscar-winning actress, Gone with the Wind, The Heiress
07/01/1916
  Mortimer Caplin
American government official, Commissioner of Internal Revenue (1961-1964)
07/11/1916
  George Rosenkranz
Hungarian-born Mexican steroid chemist
08/20/1916
  Eric Bentley
English-born American critic, playwright, and cabaret performer
09/14/1916
  Richard K. Guy
English mathematician
09/30/1916
  Kirk Douglas
American actor, Lust for Life, Paths of Glory, Spartacus
12/09/1916
  John Franzese
Italian-born American mobster
02/06/1917
  Arnold Spielberg
American electrical engineer, designed the GE-225 mainframe computer
02/06/1917
  Juan Vicente Torrealba
Venezuelan harpist and composer
02/20/1917
  Harriet Frank, Jr.
American screenwriter, Hud, Norma Rae
03/02/1917
  Vera Lynn
English singer, "We'll Meet Again", "The White Cliffs of Dover"
03/20/1917
  Anton Coppola
American conductor and composer
03/21/1917
  Morton Sobell
American espionage figure, co-defendant in the 1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy trial
04/11/1917
  I. M. Pei
Chinese-born American architect
04/26/1917
  Florence Knoll
American architect and furniture designer
05/24/1917
  Lise Nørgaard
Danish journalist and writer
06/14/1917
  A. E. Hotchner
American writer, Papa Hemingway, King of the Hill, and philanthropist
06/28/1917
  Earl Cameron
Bermudian-born English actor, The Interpreter
08/08/1917
  Marsha Hunt
American actress, Pride and Prejudice, Blossoms in the Dust
10/17/1917
  Walter Munk
Austrian-born American oceanographer
10/19/1917
  Hilde Zadek
German opera singer
12/15/1917
  Diana Athill
English literary editor and writer
12/21/1917
  Suzy Delair
French actress and singer
12/31/1917

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