List of Famous people who born in 1913

Richard Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon
First Name Richard
Last Name Nixon
Born on January 9, 1913
Died on April 22, 1994 (aged 81)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974. A member of the Republican Party, Nixon previously served as the 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961, having risen to national prominence as a representative and senator from California. After five years in the White House that saw the conclusion to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, détente with the Soviet Union and China, and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, he became the only president to resign from the office, following the Watergate scandal.

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Jimmy Hoffa

James Riddle Hoffa
First Name Jimmy
Born on February 14, 1913
Died on July 30, 1982 (aged 69)

James Riddle Hoffa was an American labor union leader who served as the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) from 1957 until 1971.

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Otto Wichterle

First Name Otto
Last Name Wichterle
Born on October 27, 1913
Died on August 18, 1998 (aged 84)

Otto Wichterle was a Czech chemist, best known for his invention of modern soft contact lenses.

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley
First Name Rosa
Last Name Parks
Born on February 4, 1913
Died on October 24, 2005 (aged 92)

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

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Gerald Ford

Leslie Lynch King Jr.
First Name Gerald
Last Name Ford
Born on July 14, 1913
Died on December 26, 2006 (aged 93)
Height 183 cm | 6'0
Net Worth $2.5B

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Ford previously served as the 40th vice president of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office by the Electoral College.

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Willy Brandt

Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm
First Name Willy
Last Name Brandt
Born on December 18, 1913
Died on October 8, 1992 (aged 78)

Willy Brandt was a German politician and statesman who was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974.

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Albert Camus

First Name Albert
Last Name Camus
Born on November 7, 1913
Died on January 4, 1960 (aged 46)

Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel.

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Jesse Owens

First Name Jesse
Last Name Owens
Born on September 12, 1913
Died on March 31, 1980 (aged 66)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games.

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Vivien Leigh

Vivian Mary Hartley
First Name Vivien
Last Name Leigh
Born on November 5, 1913
Died on July 8, 1967 (aged 53)
Born in India
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Vivien Leigh was a British stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, for her definitive performances as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End in 1949. She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway musical version of Tovarich (1963).

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Burt Lancaster

Burton Stephen Lancaster
First Name Burt
Last Name Lancaster
Born on November 2, 1913
Died on October 20, 1994 (aged 80)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Burton Stephen Lancaster was an American actor and producer. Initially known for playing tough guys with a tender heart, he went on to achieve success with more complex and challenging roles over a 45-year career in film and, later, television. He was a four-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and he also won two BAFTA Awards and one Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor. The American Film Institute ranks Lancaster as #19 of the greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Josef Bican

First Name Josef
Last Name Bican
Born on September 25, 1913
Died on December 12, 2001 (aged 88)
Born in Austria
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Josef "Pepi" Bican was an Austrian-Czech professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the second most prolific goalscorer in official matches in recorded history according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) with over 948 goals scored in 621 matches. FIFA recognises 805 goals. In 2000, the IFFHS awarded Bican the "Golden Ball" in recognition of his status as the greatest goalscorer of the 20th century.

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Joe Medicine Crow

Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird
First Name Joe
Last Name Crow
Born on October 27, 1913
Died on April 3, 2016 (aged 102)

Joseph Medicine Crow was a war chief, author, and historian of the Crow Nation of Native Americans. His writings on Native American history and reservation culture are considered seminal works, but he is best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn of 1876. He received the Bronze Star Medal and the Légion d'honneur for service during World War II, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

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Seymour Durst

First Name Seymour
Last Name Durst
Born on September 7, 1913
Died on May 15, 1995 (aged 81)

Seymour Bernard Durst was an American real estate investor and developer. He was also a philanthropist and the inventor of the National Debt Clock.

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Amrita Sher-Gil

First Name Amrita
Born on January 30, 1913
Died on December 5, 1941 (aged 28)
Born in Hungary

Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century" and a "pioneer" in modern Indian art. Drawn to painting from an early age, Sher-Gil started getting formal lessons in the art, at the age of eight. She first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting titled Young Girls (1932).

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Peter Cushing

Peter Wilton Cushing
First Name Peter
Last Name Cushing
Born on May 26, 1913
Died on August 11, 1994 (aged 81)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Peter Wilton Cushing, was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and as Grand Moff Tarkin in the 1977 film Star Wars. His acting career spanned over six decades and included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles. Born in Kenley, Surrey, Cushing made his stage debut in 1935 and spent three years at a repertory theatre before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film career.

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Vince Lombardi

First Name Vince
Last Name Lombardi
Born on June 11, 1913
Died on September 3, 1970 (aged 57)

Vincent Thomas Lombardi was an American football coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons.

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Klaus Barbie

First Name Klaus
Last Name Barbie
Born on October 25, 1913
Died on September 25, 1991 (aged 77)

Nikolaus “Klaus” Barbie was a Nazi, known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for having personally tortured prisoners of the Gestapo—primarily Jews and members of the French Resistance—while stationed in Lyon under the collaborationist Vichy regime. After the war, United States intelligence services employed him for his anti-Marxist efforts and also aided his escape to Bolivia.

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Gig Young

Byron Elsworth Barr
First Name Gig
Born on November 4, 1913
Died on October 19, 1978 (aged 64)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Gig Young was an American actor. He was thrice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Come Fill the Cup (1952), Teacher's Pet (1959), and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), winning for the last of these.

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Gert Fröbe

Karl Gerhart Fröbe
First Name Gert
Last Name Fröbe
Born on February 25, 1913
Died on September 5, 1988 (aged 75)
Born in Germany, Saxony, Zwickau

Karl Gerhart "Gert" Fröbe was a German film and stage actor. He is best known in English-speaking countries for his work as Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film Goldfinger, as Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, as Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as Hotzenplotz in Der Räuber Hotzenplotz, General Dietrich von Choltitz in Is Paris Burning? and Colonel Manfred von Holstein in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.

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Xi Zhongxun

First Name Xi
Last Name Zhongxun
Born on October 15, 1913
Died on May 24, 2002 (aged 88)

Xi Zhongxun was a Chinese communist revolutionary and a subsequent political official in the People's Republic of China. He is considered to be among the first generation of Chinese leadership. The contributions he made to the Chinese communist revolution and the development of the People's Republic, from the founding of Communist guerrilla bases in northwestern China in the 1930s to initiation of economic liberalization in southern China in the 1980s, are numerous and broad. He was known for political moderation and for the setbacks he endured in his career. He was imprisoned and purged several times. Xi was also the father of Xi Jinping, the current paramount leader of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party.

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