Famous People Born in 1939

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 720

  • Jan 1 Michèle Mercier, French actress
  • Jan 2 Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)

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Jan 3 Bobby Hull, Pointe Anne Ontario, Canadian NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • Jan 3 Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager
  • Jan 3 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • Jan 4 Jon Appleton, composer
  • Jan 5 Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jan 5 Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
  • Jan 6 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 7 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
  • Jan 7 Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
  • Jan 7 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • Jan 9 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • Jan 10 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic-gold-68), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Jared Carter, American poet
  • Jan 10 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • Jan 10 William Levy, Dutch writer
  • Jan 10 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jan 12 Helmut Eisendle, writer
  • Jan 12 Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
  • Jan 13 Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
  • Jan 15 Charles Christopher Steel, composer
  • Jan 17 Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
  • Jan 17 Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
  • Jan 17 Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)
  • Jan 18 Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
  • Jan 20 Murle Breer, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 20 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
  • Jan 20 Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
  • Jan 21 Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)
  • Jan 22 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist/saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 23 Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
  • Jan 23 Arlene Golonka, American actress
  • Jan 24 Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
  • Jan 25 Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician
  • Jan 26 Marshall Lieb, rocker (Teddy Bears)
  • Jan 27 Mike Hill, PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Jan 27 N R Bomford, head master (Harrow School)
  • Jan 27 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • Jan 28 John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
  • Jan 29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 29 O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
  • Jan 30 Eleanor Smeal, feminist/pres (NOW)
  • Jan 30 Frank R Wolf, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
  • Jan 30 Nick Gaselee, racehorse trainer
  • Jan 31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Feb 1 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • Feb 1 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Feb 1 Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
  • Feb 2 Rachel English, author (My 1st 500), born in London, England
  • Feb 2 Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist, father of electronics in Iran (d. 2000)
  • Feb 2 Dale T. Mortensen, Enterprise, Oregon, economist (Nobel, 2010), (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 3 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only
  • Feb 4 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • Feb 4 Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
  • Feb 5 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
  • Feb 5 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Feb 5 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • Feb 6 Mike Farrell, actor (BJ Honeycutt-M*A*S*H, Battered), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 8 Gerrit Lakmaaker, sculptor/painter (Leidsepleingroep)
  • Feb 8 José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • Feb 9 Barry Mann, R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp)
  • Feb 9 Janet Suzman, South African actress (Dry White Season, Nuns on the Run)
  • Feb 10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 10 Roberta Flack, Black Mountain North Carolina, US vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face)
  • Feb 10 Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • Feb 11 Bryan Gould, New Zealand and British politician (L), born in Hawera, New Zealand
  • Feb 11 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 11 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
  • Feb 12 Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier)
  • Feb 12 John D Hancock, actor/director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)
  • Feb 13 Valery Illych Rozhdestvensky, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • Feb 13 Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
  • Feb 14 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • Feb 14 Michael Rudman, English theater director/producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • Feb 15 Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • Feb 15 Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
  • Feb 15 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • Feb 16 David Griffiths, portrait painter
  • Feb 17 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress (Miss America-1959, Diff'rent Strokes), Biloxi Ms, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 17 John Leyton, British singer
  • Feb 18 Claude Ake, political scientist
  • Feb 18 Marlos Nobre, composer
  • Feb 18 Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer)
  • Feb 18 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
  • Feb 18 Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
  • Feb 19 Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
  • Feb 20 Barbara Ellis, Olympia Wa, rocker (Fleetwoods)
  • Feb 20 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
  • Feb 20 Frank Arundel, English footballer
  • Feb 21 Richard Beymer, Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)
  • Feb 21 Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)
  • Feb 22 Steve Barber, pitcher (Balt Orioles, NY Yankees)
  • Feb 23 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • Feb 23 Josef Feistmantl, Austria, lugeist (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Feb 24 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • Feb 25 A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
  • Feb 25 Marisa Mell, Graz Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
  • Feb 26 Josephine Tewson, English actress
  • Feb 27 Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • Feb 27 Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)
  • Feb 27 Lester King, cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts)
  • Feb 27 Peter Revson, auto racer (1971 Indianapolis pole winner)
  • Feb 28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 28 John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
  • Feb 28 Tommy Tune, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Mar 1 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • Mar 1 Warren Davis, rocker (Monotones)
  • Mar 2 Barbara Luna, actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 2 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • Mar 3 Hans Pieter Verhagen, Dutch poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
  • Mar 3 M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
  • Mar 4 James Aubrey Turner, scientist
  • Mar 4 Paula Prentiss, [Ragusa] San Ant Tx, actress (Parallax View, He & She)
  • Mar 4 Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor

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Mar 4 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • Mar 5 Charles Fuller, US writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
  • Mar 5 Samantha Eggar, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • Mar 5 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • Mar 5 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • Mar 6 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • Mar 6 David Spielberg, Weslaco Tx, actor (Jessica Novak, The Practice)
  • Mar 6 Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
  • Mar 6 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • Mar 6 Cookie Rojas, baseball player
  • Mar 7 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 7 Panajot Pano, Albania's most outstanding football player of the past 50 years born in Durres
  • Mar 8 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
  • Mar 8 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 8 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • Mar 8 Mike Lowry, (Rep-D-WA, 1979- )
  • Mar 8 Robert Tear, Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970)
  • Mar 8 Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
  • Mar 10 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
  • Mar 11 Lorraine Hunt, former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
  • Mar 11 Flaco Jiménez, American musician
  • Mar 12 Barbara Feldon, actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 12 David Mlinaric, British interior director
  • Mar 13 Neil Sedaka, American singer/songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 14 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 14 William Benjamin Lenoir, astronaut (STS 5), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 14 Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • Mar 14 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • Mar 15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Mar 15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • Mar 16 Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
  • Mar 17 Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
  • Mar 17 Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
  • Mar 17 Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • Mar 18 Travis Pritchett, rocker (Travis & Bob)
  • Mar 18 Ron Atkinson, English former footballer and manager
  • Mar 18 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • Mar 18 Kenny Lynch, British entertainer
  • Mar 19 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • Mar 19 Joe Kapp, NFL QB (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)

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Mar 20 Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
  • Mar 20 Earl of Seafield, [Ginger], English large landowner
  • Mar 21 Kathleen Widdoes, actress (Without a Trace), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 21 Martha Hudson, Eastman Ga, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Mar 23 Bert Berdis, Pitts, comedian (Tim Conway Show)
  • Mar 23 Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
  • Mar 23 Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
  • Mar 25 Toni Cade Bambara, director
  • Mar 26 Colin Webb, general manager (Press Association)
  • Mar 26 Phillip R Allen, Pitts, actor (Harry-Hardy Boys Mystery, Mitch-Alice)
  • Mar 26 Stuart Sutherland, Professor Emeritus (Sussex U)
  • Mar 27 Cale Yarborough, auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84)
  • Mar 27 Jay C Kim, (Rep-R-California)
  • Mar 27 Lord Lyell [Charles Lyell], British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords
  • Mar 27 Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
  • Mar 29 Hanumant Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut)
  • Mar 29 Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong, actress (Flower Drum Song, Night Creature)
  • Mar 29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2008).
  • Mar 31 Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)
  • Apr 1 Ali MacGraw, Pound Ridge NY, actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus)
  • Apr 1 Phil Niekro, knuckleball pitcher (NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves)
  • Apr 1 Rudolph Isley, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Apr 2 Marvin Gaye (Jr), singer (Sexual Healing), born in Washington, D.C.

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • Apr 2 Lise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
  • Apr 3 Vitaliy Davidov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • Apr 3 François de Roubaix, French film score composer (d. 1975)
  • Apr 4 Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)
  • Apr 4 JoAnne Carner, Kirkland WA, LPGA golfer (1976 US Women's Open)
  • Apr 4 Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
  • Apr 4 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), born in Belzoni, Mississippi, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 5 Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Apr 5 David Winters, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • Apr 5 Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)
  • Apr 5 Crispian St. Peters, British singer
  • Apr 6 André Ouellet, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 7 David Frost, Tenterdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 7 Donald L Holmquest, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas

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Apr 7 Francis Ford Coppola, director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Apr 9 Michael Learned, actress (Olivia-Waltons, Nurse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 10 Alan Rothenberg, US Soccer pres (1990- )
  • Apr 10 Daniel Oliver, CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York