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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100 in

September & October 2017

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  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
  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

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