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BORN PRE-1921

Turning 101+ in 2021

  Jonathan
Seychellois-hatched St. Helenian giant tortoise, world's oldest known living land animal
c. 1832
  Kane Tanaka
Japanese supercentenarian, world's oldest validated person
01/02/1903
  Ruthie Tompson
American animator
07/22/1910
  Fauja Singh
Indian-born English marathon runner
04/01/1911
  Boris Pahor
Italian Slovenian-language poet and novelist, Nekropolis
08/26/1913
  Muazzez İlmiye Çığ
Turkish archeologist
06/20/1914
  Carmen Herrera
Cuban-born American painter
05/31/1915
  Everett Lee
American conductor and violinist
08/31/1916
  Lise Nørgaard
Danish journalist, novelist, and screenwriter
06/14/1917
  Marsha Hunt
American actress, Pride and Prejudice, Blossoms in the Dust
10/17/1917
  Lloyd Geering
New Zealand theologian
02/26/1918
  Naomi Replansky
American poet, The Dangerous World
05/23/1918
  Doris Grumbach
American writer, Chamber Music
07/12/1918
  Brenda Milner
English-born Canadian clinical neuropsychologist
07/15/1918
  René de Obaldia
French poet, novelist, and playwright
10/22/1918
  Ann Hutchinson Guest
American dance researcher and notator
11/03/1918
  Louise Tobin
American singer, "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
11/11/1918
  Miroslav Zikmund
Czech travel writer
02/14/1919
  James Lovelock
English atmospheric chemist, originated the Gaia theory
07/26/1919
  Nehemiah Persoff
Palestinian-born American actor, Some Like It Hot, Yentl
08/02/1919
  Charles McGee
American WWII fighter pilot, member of the Tuskegee Airmen
12/07/1919
  Pierre Soulages
French painter and sculptor
12/24/1919
  Yuriko Kikuchi
American dancer and choreographer
02/02/1920
  Benjamin Ferencz
Romanian-born American lawyer, prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals
03/11/1920
  Neal Smith
American politician, Iowa representative (1959-1995)
03/23/1920
  Clarissa Eden
English memoirist, widow of prime minister Anthony Eden
06/28/1920
  Roger Angell
American sportswriter and editor, The New Yorker
09/19/1920
  Gail Halvorsen
American Air Force pilot, nicknamed the Berlin Airlift "Candy Bomber"
10/10/1920
  Wayne Thiebaud
American painter and printmaker
11/15/1920
  Eddie Robinson
American baseball player, coach, and manager
12/15/1920

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