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In the year 1931

1,025 Notable birthdays

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

President of india from 2002 to 2007.

Born October 15th, 1931 in Rameswaram taluk.

Died July 27th, 2015 at 83 years old in Shillong (cardiac arrest). [ref]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Leader of the soviet union from 1985 to 1991.

Born March 2nd, 1931 in Privolnoye. [ref]

Died August 30th, 2022 at 91 years old in Central Clinical Hospital. [ref]

Rupert Murdoch

Australian-born american media mogul (born 1931).

Born March 11th, 1931 (age 93 years) in Melbourne.

William Shatner

Canadian actor (born 1931).

Born March 22nd, 1931 (age 93 years) in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. [ref]

James Dean

American actor (1931-1955).

Born February 8th, 1931 in Marion. [ref]

Died September 30th, 1955 at 24 years old in Cholame (traffic collision). [ref]

James Earl Jones

American actor.

Born January 17th, 1931 (age 93 years) in Arkabutla.

Jim Jones

American cult leader (1931–1978).

Born May 13th, 1931 in Crete.

Died November 18th, 1978 at 47 years old in Jonestown (ballistic trauma).


Indian guru and leader of the rajneesh movement.

Born December 11th, 1931 in Udaipura. [ref]

Died January 19th, 1990 at 58 years old in Pune (heart failure). [ref]

Robert Duvall

American actor and director.

Born January 5th, 1931 (age 93 years) in San Diego.

Sam Cooke

American singer and songwriter (1931–1964).

Born January 22nd, 1931 in Clarksdale. [ref]

Died December 11th, 1964 at 33 years old in Los Angeles (ballistic trauma). [ref]

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