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Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100 in

October & November 2017

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  Christian de Duve
English-born Belgian Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist and biochemist
10/02/1917 – 05/04/2013
  Allen Ludden
American game show host, G.E. College Bowl, Password
10/05/1917 – 06/09/1981
  Magda Szabó
Hungarian writer, The Door
10/05/1917 – 11/19/2007
  Fannie Lou Hamer
American civil rights activist
10/06/1917 – 03/14/1977
  June Allyson
American actress, Little Women, The Glenn Miller Story
10/07/1917 – 07/08/2006
  Rodney R. Porter
English Nobel Prize-winning biochemist
10/08/1917 – 09/06/1985
  Thelonious Monk
American jazz pianist and composer, "'Round Midnight"
10/10/1917 – 02/17/1982
  Burr Tillstrom
American puppeteer, creator of the Kukla, Fran and Ollie television series
10/13/1917 – 12/06/1985
  Jan Miner
American actress, Lenny, and product spokesperson, Palmolive's Madge the manicurist
10/15/1917 – 02/15/2004
  Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
American historian, author of A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House
10/15/1917 – 02/28/2007
  Alice Pearce
American actress, On the Town, TV's Bewitched
10/16/1917 – 03/03/1966
  Stéphane Hessel
German-born French diplomat, ambassador, and human rights advocate
10/20/1917 – 02/27/2013
  Dizzy Gillespie
American jazz trumpeter and composer, "Salt Peanuts"
10/21/1917 – 01/07/1993
  Joan Fontaine
American Oscar-winning actress, Rebecca, Suspicion
10/22/1917 – 12/15/2013
  Lee MacPhail
American baseball administrator
10/25/1917 – 11/08/2012
  Mario Biaggi
American politician, New York representative (1969-1988)
10/26/1917 – 06/24/2015
  Oliver Tambo
South African anti-apartheid activist, President of the African National Congress (1967-1991)
10/27/1917 – 04/24/1993
  Jack Soo
American actor, Flower Drum Song, TV's Barney Miller
10/28/1917 – 01/11/1979
  Eddie Constantine
American-born French actor, Alphaville, and singer
10/29/1917 – 02/25/1993
  Clarence E. Miller
American politician, Ohio representative (1967-1993)
11/01/1917 – 08/02/2011
  Ann Rutherford
Canadian-born American actress, Gone With the Wind, the Andy Hardy film series
11/02/1917 – 06/11/2012
  Virginia Field
English-born actress, Waterloo Bridge
11/04/1917 – 01/02/1992
  Edgar Whitcomb
American politician, Indiana governor (1969-1973)
11/06/1917 – 02/04/2016
  Helen Suzman
South African social activist and politician
11/07/1917 – 01/01/2009
  Jo Stafford
American singer, "Shrimp Boats", "You Belong to Me"
11/12/1917 – 07/16/2008
  Robert Sterling
American actor, Show Boat, TV’s Topper
11/13/1917 – 05/30/2006
  Pedro Infante
Mexican actor, Tizoc
11/18/1917 – 04/15/1957
  Indira Gandhi
Indian prime minister (1980-1984)
11/19/1917 – 10/31/1984
  Robert Byrd
American politician, West Virginia senator (1959-2010)
11/20/1917 – 06/28/2010
  Bobby Locke
South African golfer
11/20/1917 – 03/09/1987
  Andrew F. Huxley
English Nobel Prize-winning physiologist and biophysicist
11/22/1917 – 05/30/2012
  John Justin
English actor, The Thief of Bagdad, Breaking the Sound Barrier
11/24/1917 – 11/29/2002
  Buffalo Bob Smith
American children's television show host, Howdy Doody
11/27/1917 – 07/30/1998
  Merle Travis
American country singer and songwriter, “So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed”
11/29/1917 – 10/20/1983

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