Today in Biochemist History

Chemistry Topics: Alchemist - Chemist

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 42 of 42

1879-03-20 - Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (d. 1960)
1880-03-12 - Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
1884-04-12 - Otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
1891-07-05 - John Northrop, US, biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)
1892-11-20 - James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist (insulin)
1893-09-16 - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)
1895-02-21 - Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
1896-10-22 - Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
1900-12-03 - Richard Kuhn, Austria, biochemist, worked with vitamins (Nobel 1938)
1901-05-18 - Vincent du Vigneaud, US biochemist
1903-04-27 - Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist
1903-07-06 - Axel Theorell, Sweden, biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
1904-08-16 - Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
1904-10-03 - Charles Pedersen, UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
1905-02-24 - E Boyland, biochemist
1905-08-11 - Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
1906-06-19 - Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
1910-02-09 - Jacques Monod, French biochemist
1911-01-30 - Alexander George Ogston, biochemist
1911-06-25 - William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
1912-01-21 - Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
1913-09-04 - Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977)
1916-01-10 - Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1916-01-20 - Walter Bartley, biochemist
1918-01-23 - Gertrude Belle Elion, NYC, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988)
1918-03-03 - Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
1918-08-13 - Frederick Sanger, England, biochemist (Nobel 1958, 1980)
1919-04-22 - Donald Cram, US, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
1919-11-22 - Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
1922-01-28 - Robert W Holley, US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
1922-06-09 - Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)
1926-03-22 - Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
1926-07-16 - Philip Randle, biochemist
1926-08-11 - Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
1929-07-01 - Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
1934-05-21 - Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate
1935-11-10 - Bernard Babior, American biochemist
1937-02-20 - Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
1943-02-19 - Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
1943-09-06 - Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1944-08-22 - Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1948-02-25 - G B Warren, British biochemist

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

1947-05-16 - Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1861)
1949-05-20 - Randolph West, American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1890)
1951-10-06 - Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
1952-02-10 - Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)
1960-07-26 - Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
1976-04-17 - Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
1976-05-31 - Jacques Monod, French biochemist, dies
1980-02-02 - William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
1980-04-21 - Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894)
1982-08-23 - Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies
1984-10-20 - Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
1988-01-24 - Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
1991-02-11 - Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)
1994-08-19 - Walter Bartley, biochemist, dies at 78
1996-05-20 - Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist, dies at 70
1996-06-29 - Alexander George Ogston, biochemist, dies at 85
1996-10-26 - Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist, dies at 93
1997-05-22 - Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1908)
1999-04-10 - Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
2000-10-15 - Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
2002-06-20 - Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (b. 1905)
2004-06-29 - Bernard Babior, American biochemist (b. 1935)
2004-08-15 - Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
2004-12-29 - Julius Axelrod, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)


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