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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100 in

May & June 2017

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  John Beradino
American baseball player and actor, TV's General Hospital
05/01/1917 – 05/19/1996
  Betty Comden
American librettist, lyricist, screenwriter, Singin' in the Rain
05/03/1917 – 11/23/2006
  Domenico Bartolucci
Italian cardinal, composer, and Sistine Chapel Choir director (1956-1997)
05/07/1917 – 11/11/2013
  David Tomlinson
English actor, Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks
05/07/1917 – 06/24/2000
  John Anderson, Jr.
American politician, Kansas governor (1961-1965)
05/08/1917 – 09/15/2014
  Fay Kanin
American playwright and screenwriter, Teacher's Pet
05/09/1917 – 03/27/2013
  Margo
Mexican-born American actress, Lost Horizon, Viva Zapata!
05/10/1917 – 07/17/1985
  Lou Harrison
American composer
05/14/1917 – 02/02/2003
  George Gaynes
Finnish-born American actor, the Police Academy film series, TV's Punky Brewster
05/16/1917 – 02/15/2016
  James Donald
Scottish actor, Lust for Life, The Bridge on the River Kwai
05/18/1917 – 08/03/1993
  Raymond Burr
Canadian-born American actor, Rear Window, TV's Perry Mason, Ironside
05/21/1917 – 09/12/1993
  Edward Lorenz
American mathematician and meteorologist
05/23/1917 – 04/16/2008
  Sid Melton
American actor, TV's Make Room for Daddy, Green Acres
05/23/1917 – 11/02/2011
  Steve Cochran
American actor, White Heat
05/25/1917 – 06/15/1965
  Jimmy Hamilton
American jazz clarinetist
05/25/1917 – 09/20/1994
  Theodore Hesburgh
American clergyman and University of Notre Dame president (1952-1987)
05/25/1917 – 02/26/2015
  Barry Commoner
American cellular biologist and 1980 Citizens' Party presidential candidate
05/28/1917 – 09/30/2012
  John F. Kennedy
American president (1961-1963)
05/29/1917 – 11/22/1963
  William S. Knowles
American Nobel Prize-winning chemist
06/01/1917 – 06/13/2012
  Max Showalter
American actor, Niagara
06/02/1917 – 07/30/2000
  Leo Gorcey
American actor, the Bowery Boys film series
06/03/1917 – 06/02/1969
  Charles Collingwood
American journalist and news correspondent
06/04/1917 – 10/03/1985
  Robert Merrill
American opera singer
06/04/1917 – 10/23/2004
  Howard Metzenbaum
American politician, Ohio senator (1974, 1976-1995)
06/04/1917 – 03/12/2008
  Kirk Kerkorian
American businessman, President and CEO of the Tracinda Corporation
06/06/1917 – 06/15/2015
  Gwendolyn Brooks
American poet, Annie Allen
06/07/1917 – 12/03/2000
  Dean Martin
American singer, "That's Amore", and actor, Some Came Running, Airport
06/07/1917 – 12/25/1995
  Byron White
American football player and Supreme Court justice
06/08/1917 – 04/15/2002
  Eric Hobsbawm
English Marxist historian
06/09/1917 – 10/01/2012
  John B. Fenn
American Nobel Prize-winning chemist
06/15/1917 – 12/10/2010
  Lash LaRue
American actor, King of the Bullwhip
06/15/1917 – 05/21/1996
  Katharine Graham
American newspaper publisher, The Washington Post
06/16/1917 – 07/17/2001
  Irving Penn
American photographer
06/16/1917 – 10/07/2009
  Richard Boone
American actor, The Alamo, TV's Have Gun - Will Travel
06/18/1917 – 01/10/1981
  Mary Ward Brown
American writer, Tongues of Flame
06/18/1917 – 05/14/2013
  Ross Elliott
American actor, TV's I Love Lucy, The Virginian
06/18/1917 – 08/12/1999
  Susan Hayward
American actress, I Want to Live!, Valley of the Dolls
06/30/1917 – 03/14/1975
  Lena Horne
American singer, "Stormy Weather", and actress, The Wiz
06/30/1917 – 05/09/2010

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