List of Famous people who born in 1919

Desmond Doss

Desmond Thomas Doss
First Name Desmond
Last Name Doss
Born on February 7, 1919
Died on March 23, 2006 (aged 87)

Desmond Thomas Doss was a United States Army corporal who served as a combat medic with an infantry company in World War II. He was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for actions in Guam and the Philippines. Doss further distinguished himself in the Battle of Okinawa by saving 75 men, becoming the only conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war. His life has been the subject of books, the documentary The Conscientious Objector, and the 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge.

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Isaac Asimov

Исаáк Ази́мов
First Name Isaac
Last Name Asimov
Born on January 2, 1920
Died on April 6, 1992 (aged 72)

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books. He also wrote an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.

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Donald Pleasence

Donald Henry Pleasence
First Name Donald
Last Name Pleasence
Born on October 5, 1919
Died on February 2, 1995 (aged 75)

Donald Henry Pleasence was an English actor. He began his career on stage in the West End before transitioning into a screen career, where he played numerous supporting and character roles including RAF Flight Lieutenant Colin Blythe in The Great Escape (1963), the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967), SEN 5241 in THX 1138 (1971), and the deranged Clarence "Doc" Tydon in Wake in Fright (1971).

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Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson
First Name Jackie
Born on January 31, 1919
Died on October 24, 1972 (aged 53)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

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Charles Hercules Green

First Name Charles
Last Name Green
Born on December 26, 1919
Died on November 1, 1950 (aged 30)

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hercules Green DSO was the youngest Australian Army infantry battalion commander during World War II. He went on to command the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, during the Korean War, where he died of his wounds. He remains the only commanding officer of a Royal Australian Regiment battalion to die on active service. Green joined the part-time Militia in 1936, and before the outbreak of World War II had been commissioned as a lieutenant. He volunteered for overseas service soon after the war began in September 1939, and served in the Middle East and the Battle of Greece with the 2/2nd Battalion. After the action at Pineios Gorge on 18 April 1941, Green became separated from the main body of the battalion, and made his way through Turkey to Palestine, to rejoin the reformed 2/2nd Battalion. The 2/2nd Battalion returned to Australia in August 1942 via Ceylon, to meet the threat posed by the Japanese.

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Pierre Trudeau

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau
First Name Pierre
Last Name Trudeau
Born on October 18, 1919
Died on September 28, 2000 (aged 80)
Born in Canada, Quebec

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, also referred to by the initials PET, was a Canadian politician who was the 15th prime minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1968 to 1984, with a brief period instead as Leader of the Opposition between 1979 and 1980. His tenure of 15 years and 164 days makes him Canada's third longest-serving Prime Minister, behind William Lyon Mackenzie King and John A. Macdonald.

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Eva Perón

Maria Eva Duarte
First Name Eva
Last Name Perón
Born on May 7, 1919
Died on July 26, 1952 (aged 33)

María Eva Duarte de Perón, better known as Eva Perón and Evita, was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She was born in poverty in the rural village of Los Toldos, in the Pampas, as the youngest of five children. In 1934 at the age of 15, she moved to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires to pursue a career as a stage, radio, and film actress.

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Gayatri Devi

First Name Gayatri
Born on May 23, 1919
Died on July 29, 2009 (aged 90)

Maharani Gayatri Devi was the third Maharani consort of Jaipur from 1940 to 1949 through her marriage to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. Following her husband's signature for the Jaipur State to become part of the Union of India and her step-son's assumption of the title in 1970, she was known as Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur.

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Mikhail Kalashnikov

Михаил Тимофеевич Калашников
First Name Mikhail
Last Name Kalashnikov
Born on November 10, 1919
Died on December 23, 2013 (aged 94)

Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was a Russian lieutenant general, inventor, military engineer, writer, and small arms designer. He is most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle and its improvements, the AKM and AK-74, as well as the PK machine gun and RPK light machine gun.

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Dino De Laurentiis

Agostino De Laurentiis
First Name Dino
Last Name Laurentiis
Born on August 8, 1919
Died on November 10, 2010 (aged 91)
Born in Italy, Campania

Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis was an Italian film producer. Along with Carlo Ponti, he was one of the producers who brought Italian cinema to the international scene at the end of World War II. He produced or co-produced more than 500 films, of which 38 were nominated for Academy Awards. He also had a brief acting career in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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