Famous People Born In 1909

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Discover the most famous people born in 1909. The list includes people like Errol Flynn, Peter Drucker, Elia Kazan, James Mason, Saul Alinsky and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, historians, novelists and journalists born in 1909. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & India and many more countries.
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Errol Flynn
(Best Known for His Romantic Swashbuckler Roles in the Golden Age of Hollywood)
Errol Flynn
17
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Battery Point, Australia
Died: October 14, 1959
 2 
James Mason
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
Died: July 27, 1984
 3 
Vivian Vance
(Actress)
Vivian Vance
6
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas
Died: August 17, 1979
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Barry Morris Goldwater
(Former United States Senator)
Barry Morris Goldwater
11
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Phoenix
Died: May 29, 1998
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Kwame Nkrumah
(First President of Ghana)
Kwame Nkrumah
21
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkroful
Died: April 27, 1972
 6 
Burl Ives
(American Musician, Actor and Folk Singer Known for His Hit 'A Little Bitty Tear')
Burl Ives
9
Birthdate: 14th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hunt City, Illinois, United States
Died: April 14, 1995
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Jessica Tandy
(British-American Actress Who Became the Oldest Actress to Win an Oscar for Best Actress)
Jessica Tandy
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 11, 1994
 8 
Elia Kazan
(One of the Most Honored and Influential Directors in Broadway and Hollywood History)
Elia Kazan
4
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fener, Turkey
Died: September 28, 2003
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Dana Andrews
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Fred Derry’ in the Film ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’)
Dana Andrews
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 17, 1992
 10 
Benny Goodman
(Bandleader and clarinetist)
Benny Goodman
7
Listed In: Jazz Musicians
Birthdate: 30th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 13, 1986
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Homi Bhabha
(Indian physicist)
Homi Bhabha
11
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 30th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 24, 1966
 12 
Hugh Beaumont
3
Birthdate: 16th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eudora, Kansas, United States
Died: May 14, 1982
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Osamu Dazai
(Author)
Osamu Dazai
7
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanagi, Aomori, Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Died: June 13, 1948
 14 
Nicholas Winton
(British Humanitarian and Banker)
Nicholas Winton
7
Birthdate: 19th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 1, 2015
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Peter Drucker
(Management Consultant)
Peter Drucker
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 11, 2005
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Francis Bacon
(Painter)
Francis Bacon
5
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 28th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 28, 1992
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Virginia Apgar
(Physician and Anesthesiologist)
Virginia Apgar
3
Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 7th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 7, 1974
 18 
Carmen Miranda
(Brazilian Actress and Samba Singer Known for Her Signature Tall Hats Made of Real Fruit)
Carmen Miranda
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 9th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Died: August 5, 1955
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Robert Ryan
(American Actor Known for His Portrayals of Hardened Cops and Ruthless Villains)
Robert Ryan
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 11th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 11, 1973
 20 
Albert R. Broccoli
(American Producer Known for His Work on the 'James Bond' Films)
Albert R. Broccoli
4
Birthdate: 5th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: June 27, 1996
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Margaret Sullavan
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: January 1, 1960
 22 
Jim Davis
(Actor)
Jim Davis
8
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edgerton, Missouri, United States
Died: April 26, 1981
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Miep Gies
(Writer)
Miep Gies
5
Birthdate: 15th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 11, 2010
 24 
Fred Perry
(British Tennis & Table Tennis Professional Who has Won Eight Grand Slam Tournaments & Two Pro Slam Singles Titles)
Fred Perry
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portwood, Stockport, England
Died: February 2, 1995
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William M. Branham
(American Christian minister)
William M. Branham
4
Birthdate: 6th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cumberland County
Died: December 24, 1965
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 9th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 7, 2000
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Victor Borge
(Pianist and Comedian Known for His Popular Radio and TV Performances in Europe and the US)
Victor Borge
8
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 23, 2000
 28 
U Thant
(3rd Secretary General of the United Nations (1961 - 1971))
U Thant
3
Listed In: Diplomats
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pantanaw, Burma
Died: November 25, 1974
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Juliana of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980)
Juliana of the Netherlands
1
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: March 20, 2004
 30 
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(Writer, Director, Producer)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 5, 1993
 31 
Simone Weil
(French Mystic, Social Philosopher and Resistance Activist During World War II)
Simone Weil
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 3rd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 24, 1943
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Michael Rennie
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Died: June 10, 1971
 33 
Stepan Bandera
(Political leader)
Stepan Bandera
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Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galicia
Died: October 15, 1959
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Johnny Mercer
(Lyricist, songwriter,)
Johnny Mercer
1
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: June 25, 1976
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Leo Fender
(Inventor)
Leo Fender
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States
Died: March 21, 1991
 36 
Joe DeRita
(Actor)
Joe DeRita
4
Birthdate: 12th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: July 3, 1993
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Aruna Asaf Ali
(Indian Independence Activist, Educator)
Aruna Asaf Ali
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 16th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kalka, Punjab, India
Died: July 29, 1996
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Jean Batten
(Aviator Who Made Record Breaking Trans-world Flights)
Jean Batten
2
Listed In: Aviators
Birthdate: 15th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rotorua, New Zealand
Died: November 22, 1982
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Eudora Welty
(Writer)
Eudora Welty
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 13th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 23, 2001
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Ann Sothern
(Former actress in the 1949 film, A Letter to Three Wives)
Ann Sothern
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, United States
Died: March 15, 2001
 41 
Gene Krupa
(American drummer)
Gene Krupa
2
Listed In: Drummers
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 16, 1973
 42 
Lester Young
(Musician)
Lester Young
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woodville, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 15, 1959
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Harriet Nelson
(American singer)
Harriet Nelson
3
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa
Died: October 2, 1994
 44 
Katherine Dunham
(One of the Most Successful Dancers of the 20th Century)
Katherine Dunham
2
Listed In: Choreographers
Birthdate: 22nd June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
Died: May 21, 2006
 45 
Art Tatum
(Pianist, Jazz musician, Musician)
Art Tatum
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toledo
Died: November 5, 1956
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Ruby Keeler
(American Actress Best Known for Her Film '42nd Street')
Ruby Keeler
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: February 28, 1993
 47 
Rita Levi-Montalcini
(Italian Neurologist Who Won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Rita Levi-Montalcini
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: December 30, 2012
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Dolores Hope
(Singer)
Dolores Hope
0
Listed In: Entertainers
Birthdate: 27th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 19, 2011
 49 
Frances Dee
(Actress)
Frances Dee
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 6, 2004
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Eugène Ionesco
(Romanian-French Playwright and Leading Figure of the 'French Avant-Garde Theatre')
Eugène Ionesco
2
Birthdate: 26th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slatina, Romania Slatina, Romania
Died: March 28, 1994