Famous People Born in 1937

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 627

  • Jan 1st Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2nd Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
  • Jan 3rd Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 4th Dyan Cannon, Mrs Cary Grant/actress (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington

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Jan 4th Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • Jan 4th R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
  • Jan 6th Doris Troy, [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
  • Jan 6th Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
  • Jan 6th Paolo Conte, Italian singer
  • Jan 8th Robert Moran, composer
  • Jan 8th Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
  • Jan 9th K Schlesinger, writer
  • Jan 10th Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
  • Jan 12th Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
  • Jan 12th Marie Dubois, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 12th Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
  • Jan 14th Billie Jo Spears, country singer
  • Jan 14th Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
  • Jan 14th Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
  • Jan 14th Shoban Babu, Indian actor
  • Jan 15th Margaret O'Brien, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 16th Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • Jan 16th Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
  • Jan 16th Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • Jan 16th Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 20th Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • Jan 21st Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
  • Jan 22nd Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22nd Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
  • Jan 25th Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
  • Jan 25th Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer
  • Jan 25th Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic
  • Jan 26th Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Jan 26th Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
  • Jan 26th S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
  • Jan 27th John Ogdon, pianist/composer, born in Manchester, England
  • Jan 28th Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • Jan 29th Bobby Scott, jazz singer
  • Jan 30th Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
  • Jan 30th Vanessa Redgrave, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • Jan 30th Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31st Philip Glass, minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 31st Steve Karmen, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31st Suzanne Pleshette, actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31st Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
  • Jan 31st Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Feb 1st Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • Feb 1st Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
  • Feb 1st Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 2nd Martina Arroyo, opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2nd Tom Smothers, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2nd Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • Feb 2nd Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • Feb 4th Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • Feb 4th John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Feb 4th Magnar Solberg, Norway, 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • Feb 4th David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5th Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • Feb 5th Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
  • Feb 5th Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 5th Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
  • Feb 6th Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
  • Feb 8th Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)
  • Feb 8th Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • Feb 9th Brian Wenham, media consultant/journalist
  • Feb 9th Johnny Sayles, US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle)
  • Feb 9th Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Feb 10th Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • Feb 10th Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • Feb 10th Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • Feb 11th Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
  • Feb 11th Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • Feb 11th Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
  • Feb 11th Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • Feb 12th Charles Everett Dumas, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 13th Sigmund Jaehn, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29)
  • Feb 13th Susan Oliver, actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13th Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
  • Feb 14th John MacGregor, British MP
  • Feb 14th Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
  • Feb 15th Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
  • Feb 15th P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
  • Feb 15th Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
  • Feb 15th Zoltan Pesko, composer
  • Feb 15th Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • Feb 16th Paul Bailey, novelist
  • Feb 16th Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
  • Feb 17th Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)
  • Feb 18th Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
  • Feb 19th Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • Feb 20th David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
  • Feb 20th Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
  • Feb 20th Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
  • Feb 20th Roger Penske, auto racer
  • Feb 21st Gary Lockwood, Van Nuys Cal, actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant)
  • Feb 21st Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22nd Dubravko Detoni, composer
  • Feb 22nd Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
  • Feb 22nd Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
  • Feb 22nd Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 22nd Tommy Aaron, Gainesville GA, PGA golfer (1973 Masters)
  • Feb 23rd David Ward, president (Law Society)
  • Feb 23rd Lord Tugendhat, British politician (Conservative party)
  • Feb 23rd Tom Osborne, college football coach
  • Feb 24th Jerry Wiggin, British MP
  • Feb 25th Basia Johnson, maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
  • Feb 25th Bob Schieffer, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Austin, Texas
  • Feb 25th Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
  • Feb 26th Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 27th Barbara Babcock, actress (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues), born in Pasadena, California
  • Feb 27th Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
  • Feb 27th L Jay Silvester, US, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • Mar 1st Jed Allan, actor (Days of our Lives, CC-Santa Barbara), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 2nd Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
  • Mar 3rd Bobby Driscoll, American actor (d. 1968)
  • Mar 4th Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)
  • Mar 4th Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 4th [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
  • Mar 4th Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
  • Mar 5th Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur
  • Mar 5th Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
  • Mar 6th Doug Dillard, actor (Clem-Popeye)
  • Mar 6th Ivan Boesky, stockbroker inside trading, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 6th Paul Mefano, composer

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Mar 6th Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • Mar 7th Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay, Sunset Song)
  • Mar 7th Don Bonker, (Rep-D-WA, 1975- )
  • Mar 8th Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
  • Mar 8th Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
  • Mar 8th Raynoma Gordy, [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)
  • Mar 8th Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
  • Mar 9th Grahame Chevalier, cricketer (one Test for S Afr 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100)
  • Mar 9th Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec from 2001-2003
  • Mar 9th Brian Redman, English racing driver
  • Mar 10th Oscar Abrams, community organizer
  • Mar 10th Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • Mar 11th John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • Mar 11th Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • Mar 12th Elizabeth Vaughan, opera soprano (Victor-Victoria)
  • Mar 13th Fofo I F Sunia, (Rep-D-Amer Samoa, 1981- )
  • Mar 14th Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • Mar 15th Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer,(To Live and Remember), born in Atalanka, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • Mar 16th Constanca Capdeville, composer
  • Mar 16th David Del Tredici, American composer and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement (1980 Pulitzer), born in Cloverdale, California
  • Mar 16th Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 17th Adam Wade, actor (Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe)
  • Mar 17th Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union
  • Mar 17th Frank Calabrese [Frankie Breeze], mafia hitman, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Mar 18th Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
  • Mar 18th Robin Wright, race horse trainer
  • Mar 18th Rudi Altig, German cyclist
  • Mar 19th Clarence "Frogman" Henry, musician (You Always Hurt the One You Love)
  • Mar 19th Egon Krenz, President of East Germany
  • Mar 20th Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor
  • Mar 20th Helmut Recknagel, Germany, 90m ski jump (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Mar 20th Jerry Reed, singer/actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 20th Joe Rivers, rocker (Johnnie & Joe)
  • Mar 20th Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge
  • Mar 21st Tom Flores, NFL quarterback/coach (Raiders), born in Fresno, California
  • Mar 22nd Jon Hassell, composer
  • Mar 22nd Angelo Badalamenti, American composer
  • Mar 22nd Armin Hary, German athlete
  • Mar 23rd Craig Breedlove, LA, auto-racing champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America)
  • Mar 23rd Heinz Martin Lonquich, German composer
  • Mar 23rd Robert Gallo, American physician
  • Mar 23rd Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24th Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
  • Mar 24th Bill Tillman, basebal player
  • Mar 24th Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
  • Mar 24th Erskine Sandiford, Premier of Barbados, 1987-94)
  • Mar 25th Tom Monaghan, Ann Arbor Michigan, founder of Dominos pizza
  • Mar 26th Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 26th Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)
  • Mar 27th Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
  • Mar 27th Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
  • Mar 29th Anne Stoddart, diplomat
  • Mar 29th Billy Carter, Plains Georgia, brother of Pres Carter
  • Mar 29th Smarck Michel, Saint-Marc, Haiti, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-5), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 30th J S Jennings, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Co)
  • Mar 30th Jay W Macintosh, Gainesville Ga, actress (Sons & Daughters)
  • Mar 30th Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth [Ian MacLaurin], Blackheath, Kent, British businessman and chairman (Vodafone)
  • Mar 30th Warren Beatty, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Mar 31st Willem Duyn, [Mouth], Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal)
  • Apr 2nd Paul E Kanjorski, (Rep-D-PA, 1985- )
  • Apr 3rd Sandra Spuzich, LPGA golfer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Apr 3rd Simon Brown, British high court judge
  • Apr 3rd William Gaunt, Leeds England, actor (Champions)
  • Apr 4th Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • Apr 4th J Hans van den Doel, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)

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Apr 5th Colin Powell, general/asst to president (Nat Sec Affairs), born in The Bronx, New York

US General & Secretary of State Colin Powell
US General & Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • Apr 5th Stuart May, senior partner (Theodore Goddard)
  • Apr 5th Allan R. Thieme, American inventor

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Apr 6th Billy Dee Williams, Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

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Apr 6th Merle Haggard, country singer (Death Valley Days), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Apr 6th Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • Apr 7th Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 8th Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
  • Apr 8th Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)
  • Apr 9th Barrington J[ohn] Bayley, UK, sci-fi author (Collision Course)
  • Apr 9th Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster