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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Babe Adams
Baseball
18-May-1882 27-Jul-1968 Pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates
Nick Adams
Actor
10-Jul-1931 7-Feb-1968 Johnny Yuma on The Rebel
Tommy Armour
Golf
24-Sep-1894 12-Sep-1968 Winner of 3 Majors
Peter Arno
Cartoonist
8-Jan-1904 22-Feb-1968 The New Yorker
Anthony Asquith
Film Director
9-Nov-1902 20-Feb-1968 Pygmalion
Harold D. Babcock
Astronomer
24-Jan-1882 8-Apr-1968 Solar radiation
Fay Bainter
Actor
7-Dec-1891 16-Apr-1968 Jezebel
Tallulah Bankhead
Actor
31-Jan-1902 12-Dec-1968 Lifeboat
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Karl Barth
Religion
10-May-1886 9-Dec-1968 Church Dogmatics
Bob Bartlett
Politician
20-Apr-1904 11-Dec-1968 US Senator from Alaska, 1959-68
Scotty Beckett
Actor
4-Oct-1929 10-May-1968 Child star train wreck
Bea Benaderet
Actor
4-Apr-1906 13-Oct-1968 Voice of Betty Rubble
Francis Biddle
Government
9-May-1886 4-Oct-1968 US Attorney General, 1941-45
Edwin G. Boring
Psychologist
23-Oct-1886 1-Jul-1968 A History of Experimental Psychology
Fletcher Bowron
Politician
13-Aug-1887 11-Sep-1968 Mayor of Los Angeles, 1938-53
Max Brod
Novelist
27-May-1884 20-Dec-1968 The Redemption of Tycho Brahe
Chester Carlson
Inventor
8-Feb-1906 19-Sep-1968 Invented Xerography
Neal Cassady
Author
8-Feb-1926 4-Feb-1968 The Holy Goof
Whitman Chambers
Novelist
8-Dec-1896 20-Jul-1968 Hard-boiled mystery novelist
Randolph Churchill
Journalist
28-May-1911 6-Jun-1968 Son of Winston Churchill
Fred Clark
Actor
19-Mar-1914 5-Dec-1968 A Place in the Sun
June Collyer
Actor
19-Aug-1906 16-Mar-1968 The Stu Erwin Show
Wendell Corey
Actor
20-Mar-1914 8-Nov-1968 Desert Fury
Finlay Currie
Actor
20-Jan-1878 9-May-1968 Great Expectations
Henry Dale
Scientist
9-Jun-1875 23-Jul-1968 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Donald Davidson
Poet
8-Aug-1893 25-Apr-1968 Agrarian, Southern American poet
Albert Dekker
Actor
20-Dec-1905 5-May-1968 The Wild Bunch
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Film Director
3-Feb-1889 20-Mar-1968 Greatest Danish film director
Bobby Driscoll
Actor
3-Mar-1937 30-Mar-1968 Child actor, succumbed to drugs
Paddy Driscoll
Football
11-Jan-1895 28-Jun-1968 NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Halfback
Marcel Duchamp
Artist
28-Jul-1887 2-Oct-1968 Lead proponent of Dadaism
Dan Duryea
Actor
23-Jan-1907 7-Jun-1968 The Little Foxes
Edna Ferber
Novelist
15-Aug-1885 16-Apr-1968 Show Boat and Giant
Dudley Fitts
Scholar
28-Apr-1903 10-Jul-1968 Translator of Greek literature
Howard Florey
Scientist
24-Sep-1898 21-Feb-1968 Isolated penicillin
Red Foley
Country Musician
17-Jun-1910 19-Sep-1968 Country crooner, wrote Old Shep
Kay Francis
Actor
13-Jan-1905 26-Aug-1968 Trouble in Paradise
Charles E. Fuller
Religion
25-Apr-1887 18-Mar-1968 Co-Founder, Fuller Theological Seminary
Yuri Gagarin
Astronaut
9-Mar-1934 27-Mar-1968 First person to orbit earth
George Gamow
Physicist
4-Mar-1904 19-Aug-1968 Proponent of Big Bang Theory
Dorothy Gish
Actor
11-Mar-1898 4-Jun-1968 Orphans of the Storm
Romano Guardini
Religion
17-Feb-1885 1-Oct-1968 Roman Catholic theologian
Alice Guy
Film Director
1-Jul-1873 24-Mar-1968 First female film director
Hugo Haas
Actor
18-Feb-1901 1-Dec-1968 King Solomon's Mines
Otto Hahn
Chemist
8-Mar-1879 28-Jul-1968 Demonstrated fission
Alexander Hall
Film Director
11-Jan-1894 30-Jul-1968 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Tony Hancock
Radio Personality
12-May-1924 25-Jun-1968 Hancock's Half Hour
Corneille Heymans
Scientist
28-Mar-1892 18-Jul-1968 Aortic and carotid chemoreceptors
Julius C. Holmes
Diplomat
24-Apr-1899 15-Jul-1968 US Ambassador to Iran, 1961-65
Robert A. Hurley
Politician
25-Aug-1895 3-May-1968 Governor of Connecticut, 1941-43
Charles R. Jackson
Novelist
6-Apr-1903 21-Sep-1968 The Lost Weekend
Little Willie John
Singer
15-Oct-1937 26-May-1968 Fever
Duke Kahanamoku
Swimmer
24-Aug-1890 22-Jan-1968 Olympic swimmer, five-time medalist
Helen Keller
Activist
27-Jun-1880 1-Jun-1968 Deaf and blind activist
Robert F. Kennedy
Politician
20-Nov-1925 6-Jun-1968 Slain Presidential candidate
Husband E. Kimmel
Military
26-Feb-1882 14-May-1968 Admiral, demoted after Pearl Harbor
Martin Luther King
Activist
15-Jan-1929 4-Apr-1968 Pacifist civil rights activist
Lev Landau
Physicist
22-Jan-1908 1-Apr-1968 Superfluidity of helium
Rose Wilder Lane
Author
5-Dec-1886 30-Oct-1968 The Discovery of Freedom
Robert Z. Leonard
Film Director
7-Oct-1889 27-Aug-1968 The Divorcee
Trygve Lie
Diplomat
16-Jul-1896 30-Dec-1968 UN Secretary General, 1946-52
Howard Lindsay
Playwright
29-Mar-1889 11-Feb-1968 The Sound of Music
Doris Lloyd
Actor
3-Jul-1896 21-May-1968 British-American character actress
Marion Lorne
Actor
12-Aug-1883 9-May-1968 Aunt Clara on Bewitched
Frankie Lymon
Singer/Songwriter
30-Sep-1942 28-Feb-1968 Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Mae Marsh
Actor
9-Nov-1895 13-Feb-1968 The Birth of a Nation
Joseph W. Martin, Jr.
Politician
3-Nov-1884 6-Mar-1968 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1933-67
Archie Mayo
Film Director
29-Jan-1891 4-Dec-1968 The Adventures of Marco Polo
Jim Nance McCord
Politician
17-Mar-1879 2-Sep-1968 Governor of Tennessee, 1945-49
John Gordon Mein
Diplomat
10-Sep-1913 28-Aug-1968 US Ambassador to Guatemala, 1965-68
Lise Meitner
Physicist
7-Nov-1878 27-Oct-1968 Discovered nuclear fission
Thomas Merton
Author
31-Jan-1915 10-Dec-1968 The Seven Storey Mountain
Gerald Mohr
Actor
11-Jun-1914 9-Nov-1968 American character actor
Wes Montgomery
Jazz Musician
6-Mar-1925 15-Jun-1968 Superb jazz guitarist
Charles Münch
Conductor
26-Sep-1891 6-Nov-1968 Conductor, Orchestre National de France, 1962-68
Walter Nash
Head of State
12-Feb-1882 4-Jun-1968 Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1957-60
Tommy Noonan
Actor
29-Apr-1922 24-Apr-1968 A Star is Born
Ramon Novarro
Actor
6-Feb-1899 30-Oct-1968 Ben-Hur
Edwin O'Connor
Novelist
29-Jul-1918 23-Mar-1968 The Last Hurrah
Dennis O'Keefe
Actor
29-Mar-1908 31-Aug-1968 Brewster's Millions
Řystein Ore
Mathematician
7-Oct-1899 13-Aug-1968 Ring theorist
Erwin Panofsky
Historian
30-Mar-1892 14-Mar-1968 Studies in Iconology
George Papandreou
Head of State
18-Feb-1888 1-Nov-1968 Former Prime Minister of Greece
Mervyn Peake
Novelist
9-Jul-1911 17-Nov-1968 Titus Groan
Salvatore Quasimodo
Poet
20-Aug-1901 14-Jun-1968 Acque e terre
Oscar Rennebohm
Politician
25-May-1889 15-Oct-1968 Governor of Wisconsin, 1947-51
Conrad Richter
Novelist
13-Oct-1890 30-Oct-1968 The Awakening Land
Oscar Riddle
Biologist
27-Sep-1877 29-Nov-1968 Prolactin
William Scholl
Business
22-Jun-1882 29-Mar-1968 Dr Scholl's shoe pads
Jouett Shouse
Politician
10-Dec-1879 2-Jun-1968 Congressman from Kansas, 1915-19
Upton Sinclair
Novelist
20-Sep-1878 25-Nov-1968 The Jungle
Elmo Smith
Publisher
19-Nov-1909 15-Jul-1968 Governor of Oregon, 1956-57
John Steinbeck
Novelist
27-Feb-1902 20-Dec-1968 The Grapes of Wrath
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Publisher
12-Sep-1891 11-Dec-1968 New York Times Publisher, 1935-61
Basil Sydney
Actor
23-Apr-1894 10-Jan-1968 English stage actor
William Talman
Actor
4-Feb-1915 30-Aug-1968 Hamilton Burger on Perry Mason
Norman Thomas
Activist
20-Nov-1884 19-Dec-1968 American Socialist Party
Franchot Tone
Actor
27-Feb-1905 18-Sep-1968 Advise and Consent
Lee Tracy
Actor
14-Apr-1898 18-Oct-1968 Crashing Hollywood
Helen Walker
Actor
17-Jul-1920 10-Mar-1968 Call Northside 777
Lurleen Burns Wallace
First Lady
19-Sep-1926 7-May-1968 Wife and surrogate governor of George Wallace
Walter Wanger
Film/TV Producer
11-Jul-1894 18-Nov-1968 Joan of Arc
Weegee
Photographer
12-Jun-1899 26-Dec-1968 Crime photographer
Virginia Weidler
Actor
21-Mar-1927 1-Jul-1968 The Philadelphia Story
Yvor Winters
Poet
17-Oct-1900 25-Jan-1968 Primitivism & Decadence
Donald Wolfit
Actor
20-Apr-1902 17-Feb-1968 Svengali
Craig Wood
Golf
18-Nov-1901 7-May-1968 Winner, 1941 Masters and US Open
Harry Woods
Actor
5-May-1889 28-Dec-1968 Perpetual Hollywood villain
Cornell Woolrich
Novelist
4-Dec-1903 25-Sep-1968 The Bride Wore Black


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