#94 Leo McKern / Traudl Junge – 16 March 1920

Leo McKern

Reginald “Leo” McKern, AO (16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002) was an Australian-born English actor who appeared in numerous British and Australian television programmes including Rumpole Of The Bailey and movies such as A Man For All Seasons and Ryan’s Daughter , and more than 200 stage roles.

Traudl Junge

Traudl Junge (born Gertraud Humps; 16 March 1920 – 10 February 2002) was Adolf Hitler’s youngest personal private secretary, from December 1942 to April 1945. In 1945 Junge was with Hitler in Berlin. She typed Hitler’s last private and political will and testament in the Führerbunker a day and a half before his suicide. Her autobiography Until the Final Hour, co-written with author Melissa Müller was released in 2002. Junge died from cancer in Munich on 10 February 2002 at the age of 81. Some of Junge’s experiences with Hitler were portrayed in the academy award-nominated film Der Untergang.


Also born on this day:

John Mervyn Addison was a British composer best known for his film scores.
Percy Neville Frank Mansell was a South African cricketer.
Alba Bouwer was a South African Afrikaans -writing journalist and author
Haakon Sørbye was a Norwegian engineer and resistance member during World War II .
Sid Fleischman was a Newbery Medal -winning author of children’s books.
Tonino Guerra is an Italian poet, writer and screenwriter.
Jørgen Nash was a Danish artist, writer and central proponent of situationism.
Buster Ramsey was an American football player.
Dorothea Binz was an SS supervisor at Ravensbrück concentration camp.

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