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BORN 1920

Turning 98 in 2018

  Abbey Simon
American concert pianist
01/08/1920
(Some sources cite 1922)
  Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
Peruvian diplomat, United Nations Secretary-General (1982-1991)
01/19/1920
  Gottfried Böhm
German architect
01/23/1920
  Yuriko Kikuchi
American dancer and choreographer
02/02/1920
  Benjamin Ferencz
Romanian-born American lawyer, chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals
03/11/1920
  Neal Smith
American politician, Iowa representative (1959-1995)
03/23/1920
  Edmond H. Fischer
American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist
04/06/1920
  Ken Nordine
American voiceover and recording artist, the Word Jazz album series
04/13/1920
  John Paul Stevens
American Supreme Court justice (1975-2010)
04/20/1920
  Irving Kanarek
American defense attorney, represented Charles Manson and "Onion Field" killer Jimmy Lee Smith
05/12/1920
  Nasrallah Sfeir
Lebanese cardinal
05/15/1920
  Maggie Griffin
American reality-television personality, My Life on the D-List
06/10/1920
  Lester Wunderman
American advertising executive, created direct marketing
06/22/1920
  Anna Halprin
American dancer and choreographer
07/13/1920
  Franca Valeri
Italian actress, The Love Specialist
07/31/1920
  Jim Leavelle
American police detective, Lee Harvey Oswald's escort when shot by Jack Ruby
08/23/1920
  Prem Tinsulanonda
Thai prime minister (1980-1988)
08/26/1920
  C. R. Rao
Indian-born American mathematician and statistician
09/10/1920
  Norma Barzman
American screenwriter, Never Say Goodbye, The Locket
09/15/1920
  Roger Angell
American sportswriter and editor, The New Yorker
09/19/1920
  Gail Halvorsen
American Air Force pilot, nicknamed the Berlin Airlift "Candy Bomber"
10/10/1920
  Robert D. Maxwell
American World War II Medal of Honor recipient
10/26/1920
  Lauren Bruner
American World War II veteran, survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Arizona
11/04/1920
  Wally Westlake
American baseball player
11/08/1920
  Wayne Thiebaud
American painter and printmaker
11/15/1920
  Lonnie Cook
American World War II veteran, survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Arizona
11/19/1920
  Yegor Ligachev
Russian Communist Party official
11/29/1920
  Lê Đức Anh
Vietnamese president (1992-1997)
12/01/1920
  George Shultz
American government official, Secretary of State (1982-1989)
12/13/1920
  Eddie Robinson
American baseball player, coach, and manager
12/15/1920
  Alicia Alonso
Cuban prima ballerina absoluta and choreographer
12/21/1920 (Some sources cite 1921)

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