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1901 Chronology

1901 March 20 - .
  • Birth of William M Holaday - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Holaday. American manager, special assistant to the secretary of defense for guided missiles 1957-1958, then DOD director of guided missiles in 1958 and chairman of the civilian-military liaison committee, 1958-1960..

1901 April 4 - .
  • Birth of Mikhail Vasilyevich Khrunichev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Khrunichev. Russian bureaucrat. Minister of Aviation Industries 1946-1953. Later in Gosplan..

1901 May 21 - .
  • Birth of Sergei Konstantinovich Tumanskiy - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Tumanskiy. Russian chief designer. Chief Designer and General Designer 1955-1973 of OKB-300. Specialised in aircraft turbine engines but also produced spacecraft attitude control engines..

1901 July 29 - .
  • Birth of Florence Lowe 'Pancho' Barnes - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barnes, Pancho. American pioneering aviatrix, from 1928 a barnstormer, air racer, Hollywood stunt flier; pioneered new air routes into Mexico. Opened a desert flying dude ranch in the 1930's, later a legendary watering hole for Edwards AFB test pilots..

1901 September 12 - .
  • Birth of Erich K A Ball - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Ball. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1901 September 21 - .
  • Birth of Lee Alvin DuBridge - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: DuBridge. American physicist. President of Caltech 1946-1969; Science Adviser to Presidents Truman and Nixon..

1901 October 2 - .
  • Birth of Charles Stark Draper - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Draper, Charles. American engineer. Pioneered development of inertial navigation systems in the United States and designed the Apollo navigation system..

1901 October 19 - .
  • Birth of Arleigh A Burke - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Burke. American officer. Chief of Naval Operations, 1955-1961, during development of the Polaris SLBM..

1901 November 19 - .
  • Birth of Vladimir Andreyevich Vitka - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Vitka. Russian engineer. First Deputy Chief Designer 1954-1961 of Glushko design bureau. Specialised in rocket engines..


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