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CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAYS

Noted Individuals Who Would Have Turned 100 in

February & March 2017

~ To view living individuals of note turning 100 in 2017, click here to go to the "Born 1917" page. ~

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  Josť Luis Sampedro
Spanish writer and economist
02/01/1917 – 04/08/2013
  Isuzu Yamada
Japanese actress, Throne of Blood
02/05/1917 – 07/09/2012
  Zsa Zsa Gabor
Hungarian-born American actress and television personality
02/06/1917 – 12/18/2016
  Sidney Sheldon
American novelist, The Other Side of Midnight, and screenwriter, TV's I Dream of Jeannie
02/11/1917 – 01/30/2007
  Al Cervi
American basketball player and coach
02/12/1917 – 11/09/2009
  Herbert A. Hauptman
American Nobel Prize-winning mathematician
02/14/1917 – 10/23/2011
  Carson McCullers
American writer, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding
02/19/1917 – 09/29/1967
  Lucille Bremer
American actress, Meet Me in St. Louis, Till the Clouds Roll By
02/21/1917 – 04/16/1996
  Tadd Dameron
American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist
02/21/1917 – 03/08/1965
  Jane Bowles
American writer, Two Serious Ladies
02/22/1917 – 05/04/1973
  Tom Braden
American journalist and memoirist, Eight Is Enough
02/22/1917 – 04/03/2009
  Anthony Burgess
English writer, A Clockwork Orange
02/25/1917 – 11/25/1993
  Robert Taft Jr.
American politician, Ohio representative (1963-1965, 1967-1971) and senator (1971-1976)
02/26/1917 – 12/07/1993
  John Connally
American politician, Texas governor (1963-1969), and government official
02/27/1917 – 06/15/1993
  Robert Lowell
American poet, Lord's Weary Castle, Life Studies
03/01/1917 – 09/12/1977
  Desi Arnaz
Cuban-born American singer, musician, actor, and television producer
03/02/1917 – 12/02/1986
  Laurie Baker
English-born Indian architect
03/02/1917 – 04/01/2007
  Harry Coover
American chemist and inventor, developed Super Glue
03/06/1917 – 03/26/2011
  Donald Davidson
American philosopher
03/06/1917 – 08/30/2003
  Will Eisner
American cartoonist, The Spirit, and graphic novelist, A Contract with God
03/06/1917 – 01/03/2005
  Frankie Howerd
English comedian and actor
03/06/1917 – 04/19/1992
  Leslie Fiedler
American literary critic
03/08/1917 – 01/29/2003
  Googie Withers
English actress, The Lady Vanishes, Night and the City
03/12/1917 – 07/15/2011
  Nat King Cole
American jazz pianist and singer, "Mona Lisa", "Unforgettable"
03/17/1917 – 02/15/1965
  Payton Jordan
American track and field coach
03/19/1917 – 02/05/2009
  Ed Furgol
American golfer
03/22/1917 – 03/06/1997
  Virginia Grey
American actress, The Women, All That Heaven Allows
03/22/1917 – 07/31/2004
  Kenneth Tobey
American actor, It Came from Beneath the Sea, TV's Whirlybirds
03/23/1917 – 12/22/2002
  John C. Kendrew
English Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and crystallographer
03/24/1917 – 08/23/1997
  Alex Steinweiss
American graphic designer, originated album cover art
03/24/1917 – 07/17/2011
  Rufus Thomas
American singer, "Walking the Dog", "Do the Funky Chicken"
03/26/1917 – 03/26/2001
  Cyrus Vance
American government official, Secretary of State (1977-1980)
03/27/1917 – 01/12/2002
  Tommy Holmes
American baseball player and manager
03/29/1917 – 04/14/2008
  Man o' War
American Thoroughbred race horse
03/29/1917 – 11/01/1947
  Herbert Anderson
American actor, TV's Dennis the Menace
03/30/1917 – 06/11/1994

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