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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100 in

August & September 2017

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  Robert Mitchum
American actor, The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Ryan's Daughter
08/06/1917 – 07/01/1997
  Dik Browne
American cartoonist, Hägar the Horrible, Hi and Lois
08/11/1917 – 06/04/1989
  Adolf Burger
Slovakian Holocaust survivor and memoirist
08/12/1917 – 12/06/2016
  Marjorie Reynolds
American actress, Holiday Inn, TV's The Life of Riley
08/12/1917 – 02/01/1997
  Claudia McNeil
American actress, A Raisin in the Sun
08/13/1917 – 11/25/1993
  Jack Lynch
Irish prime minister (1966-1973, 1977-1979)
08/15/1917 – 10/20/1999
  Óscar Romero
Salvadoran archbishop and social activist
08/15/1917 – 03/24/1980
  Caspar Weinberger
American government official, Secretary of Defense (1981-1987)
08/18/1917 – 03/28/2006
  Terry Sanford
American politician, North Carolina governor (1961–1965) and senator (1986–1993)
08/20/1917 – 04/18/1998
  Leonid Hurwicz
Russian-born American Nobel Prize-winning economist
08/21/1917 – 06/24/2008
  John Lee Hooker
American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist
08/22/1917 – 06/21/2001
  Tex Williams
American country singer and songwriter, "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"
08/23/1917 – 10/11/1985
  Dennis James
American announcer and game show host, The Price Is Right, Name That Tune
08/24/1917 – 06/03/1997
  Mel Ferrer
American actor, Lili, TV's Falcon Crest
08/25/1917 – 06/02/2008
  Jan Clayton
American actress, Broadway's Carousel, TV's Lassie
08/26/1917 – 08/28/1983
  William French Smith
American government official, Attorney General (1981–1985)
08/26/1917 – 10/29/1990
  Jack Kirby
American comic book artist, writer, and editor
08/28/1917 – 02/06/1994
  Isabel Sanford
American actress, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, TV's The Jeffersons
08/29/1917 – 07/09/2004
  Denis Healey
English politician, Member of Parliament (1952-1992)
08/30/1917 – 10/03/2015
  Cleveland Amory
American social historian, novelist, television critic, and animal rights advocate
09/02/1917 – 10/14/1998
  Armando Trovajoli
Italian motion picture conductor and composer, Two Woman, The Valachi Papers
09/02/1917 – 02/28/2013
  Henry Ford II
American industrialist, head of Ford Motor Company (1945-1960)
09/04/1917 – 09/29/1987
  Jack Buetel
American actor, The Outlaw
09/05/1917 – 06/27/1989
  John Cornforth
Australian-born English Nobel Prize-winning chemist
09/07/1917 – 12/08/2013
  Jacob Lawrence
American painter
09/07/1917 – 06/09/2000
  Herbert Lom
Czech-born English actor, the Pink Panther film series
09/11/1917 – 09/27/2012
  Ferdinand Marcos
Filipino president (1965-1986)
09/11/1917 – 09/28/1989
  Jessica Mitford
English-born American journalist and social activist, author of The American Way of Death
09/11/1917 – 07/23/1996
  Robert Ward
American composer, The Crucible
09/13/1917 – 04/02/2013
  June Foray
American voice artist, voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, Natasha Fatale
09/18/1917 – 07/26/2017
  Clinton Rossiter
American historian and political scientist
09/18/1917 – 07/11/1970
  Red Auerbach
American basketball coach
09/20/1917 – 10/28/2006
  Fernando Rey
Spanish actor, The French Connection, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
09/20/1917 – 03/09/1994
  Richard C. Hottelet
American journalist and broadcaster, protégé of CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow
09/22/1917 – 12/17/2014
  Santo
Mexican wrestler and actor, Santo and the Vengeance of the Mummy
09/23/1917 – 02/05/1984
  William Bundy
American presidential advisor, architect of U.S. policy in Vietnam
09/24/1917 – 10/06/2000
  Phil Rizzuto
American baseball player and sportscaster
09/25/1917 – 08/13/2007
  Johnny Sain
American baseball player and coach
09/25/1917 – 11/07/2006
  Louis Auchincloss
American writer, The House of Five Talents
09/27/1917 – 01/26/2010
  Carl Ballantine
American comedian, magician, and actor, TV's McHale's Navy
09/27/1917 – 11/03/2009
  Park Chung-hee
South Korean president (1963-1979)
09/30/1917 – 10/26/1979
  Buddy Rich
American jazz drummer and bandleader
09/30/1917 – 04/02/1987

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Last modified: September 11, 2017