Famous People Born in 1939 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 719

  • Apr 12 Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Apr 13 Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Apr 13 Paul Sorvino, actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy)

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Apr 13 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • Apr 13 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Apr 14 Jennifer Fowler, composer
  • Apr 15 Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • Apr 16 Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster
  • Apr 16 Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], vocalist (Growing Pains), born in London, England
  • Apr 16 John DeLaFose, zydeco Musician
  • Apr 16 Margaretha de Boer, Dutch minister (PvdA)
  • Apr 16 Reinier Lucassen, Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union)
  • Apr 16 Boris Dvornik, Croatian actor (d. 2008.)
  • Apr 18 Glen Hardin, American rock n roll and country musician (Crickets), born in Wellington, Texas
  • Apr 18 Von McDaniel, baseball player
  • Apr 18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
  • Apr 19 E Clay Shaw Jr, (Rep-R-FL, 1981-2007 ), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 19 Ellen Weston, American actress (Betty-SWAT), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Michael Macaulay, cricketer (Tvl, W Prov, OFS, NE Tvl, E Prov & S Afr)
  • Apr 20 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian premier (1981-82, 86-89, 90- )
  • Apr 20 Peter S. Beagle, American author
  • Apr 21 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Apr 21 Helen Prejean, American writer
  • Apr 22 Jason Miller, actor/writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 John Chilcot, civil servant
  • Apr 22 John Foley, Bristish Lieutenant General
  • Apr 23 David Birney, actor (Brigette Loves Bernie, St Elsewhere), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 Ray Peterson, singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Denton, Texas
  • Apr 23 William Hagerty, editor (People)
  • Apr 23 Lee Majors, [Harvey Lee Yeary], Wyandotte Mich, TV actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy)
  • Apr 25 Richard earl of Lichfield, English photographer
  • Apr 25 Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat
  • Apr 25 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • Apr 26 Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
  • Apr 27 Judy Carne, English comedienne (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop), born in Northampton, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 27 Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish Cardinal
  • Apr 30 Ellen Taafe Zwilich, (1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 30 Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Dutch Princess Margriet
  • May 1 Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington

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May 1 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1988)

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • May 1 Ray Aranha, actor (Nick-Married People), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 2 Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
  • May 2 Gates Brown, Crestline, OH, MLB player (Detroit Lions), (d. 2013)
  • May 3 Jonathan David Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen)
  • May 3 Jose Torres, US, boxer (Olympics)
  • May 4 Amos Oz, Jerusalem, Israel, author (My Michael)
  • May 4 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • May 5 James R Jones, (Rep-D-OK, 1973- )
  • May 5 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
  • May 6 Anthony Blacker, master-general of Ordnance
  • May 6 Herbie Cox, rocker (Cleftones)
  • May 6 Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • May 7 Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)
  • May 7 Marco St John, actor (Rayford-Ball Four), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 7 Rudolphus FM "Ruud" Lubbers, director Dutch/CDA-premier (1982-94)
  • May 7 Volker Braun, German writer (Provocation for me), born in Dresden
  • May 7 Sidney Altman, Canadian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate
  • May 8 Otis Paul Drayton, Glen Cove NY, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • May 9 Bruce Mather, composer
  • May 9 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
  • May 9 Jim Dent, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • May 9 Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
  • May 9 Ralph Boston, Laurel Miss, long jumper (Oly-gold/sil/brz-60, 64, 68)
  • May 9 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • May 9 Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • May 11 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • May 11 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • May 12 Ronald Ziegler, White House press secretary for Nixon
  • May 12 Miltiadis Evert, Greek politician
  • May 12 Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Mortdale, New South Wales, (d. 2014)
  • May 13 Anthony Hide, racehorse trainer
  • May 13 Harvey Keitel, actor (Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
  • May 13 Terry Dill, Forth Worth TX, PGA golfer (1992 Bank One Senior Classic)
  • May 13 William W Cobey Jr, (Rep-R-NC, 1985-87)
  • May 13 Hildrun Claus, German athlete
  • May 14 M N Fathulin, cosmonaut
  • May 15 Brian Hartley, mathematician
  • May 15 Dorothy Shirley, British athlete
  • May 17 Wim de Bie, CEO (Simplistic Covenant)
  • May 17 Gary Paulsen, American author
  • May 18 Patrick Cormack, British politician (C), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
  • May 18 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician
  • May 18 Gary S. Paxton, Musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • May 19 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)
  • May 19 Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut (STS 41C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • May 19 James Fox, actor (The Servant), born in London, England
  • May 19 Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong, actress (Flower Drum Song, World of Suzie Wong)
  • May 19 Richard Lowe Teitelbaum, composer
  • May 19 Tomasz Sikorski, composer
  • May 19 Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • May 20 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, PM/feminist/conservatist
  • May 21 Heinz Holliger, composer, oboist, & conductor
  • May 23 Ron Stevens, horse trainer
  • May 23 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • May 24 Gert J Schutte, Dutch MP (GPV)
  • May 25 Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)

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May 25 Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor ( Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire

  • May 26 Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
  • May 26 Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
  • May 26 Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
  • May 27 Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)
  • May 27 Earl Cairns, CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
  • May 27 Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)
  • May 27 Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • May 29 Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
  • May 29 Martin Garrod, Commandant General Royal Marines
  • May 29 Nanette Newman, writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage)
  • May 30 Michael J Pollard, actor (Bonny & Clyde, Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • May 30 Dieter Quester, Austrian racing driver
  • May 31 Charles Drain, American soul singer, born in Eupora, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • May 31 Terry Waite, English Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage, born in Bollington, Cheshire
  • Jun 1 Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1992)
  • Jun 2 Charles Miller, rock flutist/saxophonist (War)
  • Jun 3 David Frederick Stock, composer
  • Jun 3 Steve Dalkowski, baseball player
  • Jun 4 Phil Linz, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees)

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Jun 5 Joe Clark [Charles Joseph], 16th Prime Minister of Canada (1979-80), born in High River, Alberta

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • Jun 5 Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)
  • Jun 6 Gary "US" Bonds, [Anderson], Fla, singer/songwriter (New Orleans)
  • Jun 6 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction)
  • Jun 6 Marian Wright-Edelman, health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)
  • Jun 6 Nganani Enos J Mabuza, South African leader (Inyandza National Movement)
  • Jun 8 Bernie Casey, Wyco WV, actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop)
  • Jun 8 Herb Adderley, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 9 David Hobbs (auto racer)
  • Jun 9 Derek Hunt, CEO (MFI Furniture Group)
  • Jun 9 Ileana Cotrubaş, Romanian soprano
  • Jun 9 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 10 Alexandra Stewart, actress (In Praise of Older Women), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 10 Guy Harwood, horse trainer
  • Jun 11 Barry George Barrington Porter, politician
  • Jun 11 Barry Porter, MP (Conservative)
  • Jun 11 Christina Crawford, author, Joan's daughter (Mommie Dearest)
  • Jun 11 Jackie Stewart, Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)
  • Jun 11 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, born in Wolverhampton (d. 2017)
  • Jun 11 Wilma Burgess, country-pop singer
  • Jun 11 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer
  • Jun 12 Francis X McCloskey, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1983- )
  • Jun 12 GAI Schuijt, Dutch jurist (information law)
  • Jun 12 Geoff Griffin, cricketer (South African quick, hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960)
  • Jun 13 Tom Cheek, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Steny H Hoyer, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • Jun 14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist
  • Jun 15 Ward Connerly, American political figure
  • Jun 15 Brian Jacques, British author
  • Jun 17 Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)
  • Jun 17 Donald Anderson, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 17 Hanna Johansen, writer
  • Jun 18 Lou Brock, one-time baseball stolen base leader (St Louis Cards)
  • Jun 18 Lynn Whiting, horse trainer
  • Jun 19 Peter Duffell, Brits lt-general/minister of Defense
  • Jun 19 Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • Jun 20 Budge Rogers, British rugby player
  • Jun 20 R B Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in 60s)
  • Jun 21 Charles Boone, composer
  • Jun 21 Ruben Berrios, Puerto Rican politician
  • Jun 22 Bobby Harrison, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
  • Jun 22 Don Matthews, American football coach in the CFL
  • Jun 24 Henry Lawrence Garett III, Sect of Navy (1989-92), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 25 Harold Melvin, American singer (Blue Notes), born in Philadelphia (d. 1997)
  • Jun 25 Allen Fox, American Tennis Player
  • Jun 26 Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jun 26 Charles "Chuck" Robb, (Sen-D-Va)/husband of Lynda Bird Johnson
  • Jun 26 Smangaliso P Mkhatshwa, South Africa, sec-gen (Bishops' Conference 1983-88)
  • Jun 27 Neil Hawke, cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s)
  • Jun 27 Rahul Dev Burman, Indian composer and actor (d. 1994)
  • Jun 29 Alan Connolly, cricketer (Australian pace bowler through 60s)
  • Jun 29 Ron Headley, cricketer (son of George, 2 Tests WI v England 1973)
  • Jun 30 Lindembergue Cardoso, composer
  • Jul 1 Charles Hatcher, (Rep-D-GA, 1981- )
  • Jul 1 Delaney Bramlett, Oklahoma, rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie)
  • Jul 1 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)
  • Jul 2 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, US, sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • Jul 2 Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
  • Jul 2 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)
  • Jul 2 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jul 2 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • Jul 3 Jay Tarses, Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory)
  • Jul 4 Ed Bernard, actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Booker Edgerson, American football player
  • Jul 6 Helena Dupont, US, equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
  • Jul 6 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Jul 6 Man Mohan Sood, cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India)
  • Jul 6 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jul 7 Laurie Silvers, horse trainer
  • Jul 10 Lawrence Pressman, Ky, actor (Man From Atlantis, Hellstrom Chronicle)
  • Jul 10 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish politician, journalist, and educator (d. 1999)
  • Jul 11 Larry Laoretti, Mahopac NJ, PGA golfer (US Seniors Open 1992)
  • Jul 11 Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
  • Jul 12 Phillip Adams, Australian broadcaster and journalist
  • Jul 14 Karel Gott, Czech singer
  • Jul 14 Sid Haig, American actor
  • Jul 14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • Jul 14 Ljubisa Beara, Bosnian general convicted of overseeing Srebrenica Massacre, born in Sarajevo (d. 2017)
  • Jul 15 Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • Jul 15 Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 15 Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)