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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100 in

December 2017 & January 2018

~ Living individuals who turned 100 in 2017 can be found on the "Born 1917" page. ~

~ Living individuals turning 100 in 2018 can be found on the "Born 1918" page. ~

~ Click on each picture below for photo credit information. ~

  Wenche Foss
Norwegian actress, Life and Death
12/05/1917 – 03/28/2011
  Stanley R. Resor
American government official, Secretary of the Army (1965-1971)
12/05/1917 – 04/17/2012
  Hurd Hatfield
American actor, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Crimes of the Heart
12/07/1917 – 12/26/1998
  James Rainwater
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
12/09/1917 – 05/31/1986
  John Hart
American actor, TV's The Lone Ranger
12/13/1917 – 09/20/2009
  Elyse Knox
American actress, the Joe Palooka film series
12/14/1917 – 02/16/2012
  June Taylor
American choreographer, founded the June Taylor Dancers featured on The Jackie Gleason Show
12/14/1917 – 05/17/2004
  Arthur C. Clarke
English science fiction writer and futurist, 2001: A Space Odyssey
12/16/1917 – 03/19/2008
  Ossie Davis
American actor, Do the Right Thing, TV’s Evening Shade, and civil rights activist
12/18/1917 – 02/04/2005
  Paul Brinegar
American actor, TV’s Rawhide, Matt Houston
12/19/1917 – 03/27/1995
  David Bohm
American-born English physicist
12/20/1917 – 10/29/1992
  Audrey Totter
American actress, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Lady in the Lake
12/20/1917 – 12/12/2013
  Heinrich Böll
German Nobel Prize-winning writer, Billiards at Half-Past Nine, The Clown
12/21/1917 – 07/16/1985
  André Eglevsky
Russian-born American ballet dancer
12/21/1917 – 12/04/1977
  Frankie Darro
American actor, the Bowery Boys film series
12/22/1917 – 12/25/1976
  Freddie Francis
English cinematographer, Sons and Lovers, Glory, and motion picture director
12/22/1917 – 03/17/2007
  Gene Rayburn
American game show host, Match Game
12/22/1917 – 11/29/1999
  Rose Mary Woods
American presidential secretary, allegedly erased portions of Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes
12/26/1917 – 01/22/2005
  Tom Bradley
American politician, Los Angeles mayor (1973-1993)
12/29/1917 – 09/29/1998
  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Indian spiritual leader, founded transcendental meditation
01/12/1918 – 02/05/2008
  Gamal Abdel Nasser
Egyptian president (1956-1970) and prime minister (1954-1962, 1967-1970)
01/15/1918 – 09/28/1970
  Richard Winters
American World War II Army officer, commander of Easy Company featured in Band of Brothers
01/21/1918 – 01/02/2011
  Elmer Lach
Canadian hockey player
01/22/1918 – 04/04/2015
  Oral Roberts
American evangelist, founded Oral Roberts University
01/24/1918 – 12/15/2009
  Ernie Harwell
American sportscaster, announcer for the Detroit Tigers (1960-2002)
01/25/1918 – 05/04/2010
  Philip José Farmer
American science fiction writer, the Riverworld series
01/26/1918 – 02/25/2009
  Vito Scotti
American actor, The Godfather, Get Shorty
01/26/1918 – 06/05/1996
  Skitch Henderson
American pianist and conductor, original Tonight Show bandleader
01/27/1918 – 11/01/2005
  Elmore James
American blues guitarist, known as "The King of the Slide Guitar"
01/27/1918 – 05/24/1963
  Suzanne Flon
French actress, Moulin Rouge, Mr. Arkadin
01/28/1918 – 06/15/2005
  John Forsythe
American actor, TV's Charlie's Angels, Dynasty
01/29/1918 – 04/01/2010

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