Famous People Born in 1942

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  • Jan 1 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • Jan 1 Don Novello, [Father Guido Sarducci], Ashtabula Oh, comedian (SNL)
  • Jan 1 Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 1 George Couroupos, composer
  • Jan 1 Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
  • Jan 1 Alassane Ouattara, Former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast
  • Jan 1 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • Jan 2 Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Jan 3 John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 3 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 4 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
  • Jan 5 Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
  • Jan 5 Cliff Potts, actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 5 Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist
  • Jan 5 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
  • Jan 5 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • Jan 7 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-72, 76)
  • Jan 8 John Peterson, American drummer the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)

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Jan 8 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • Jan 8 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • Jan 8 Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
  • Jan 8 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 K Callan, actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 9 Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung
  • Jan 10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 10 Jack Regan, broadcaster
  • Jan 10 Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Walter Hill, director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
  • Jan 11 Clarence Clemons, rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
  • Jan 12 Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
  • Jan 12 Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
  • Jan 14 Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician
  • Jan 14 Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • Jan 14 Dave Campbell, American baseball player
  • Jan 15 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
  • Jan 16 Barbara Lynn, US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing),
  • Jan 16 Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
  • Jan 16 Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
  • Jan 16 William Francis, rocker
  • Jan 16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive

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Jan 17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 17 Randy Boone, Fayetteville NC, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian)
  • Jan 17 Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
  • Jan 17 Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
  • Jan 17 Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Jan 19 Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Jan 19 Shelly Fabares, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 20 Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range)
  • Jan 21 Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
  • Jan 21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jan 22 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • Jan 23 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
  • Jan 23 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • Jan 23 Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
  • Jan 23 Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • Jan 24 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Jan 25 Carl Eller, American football player
  • Jan 26 Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • Jan 26 William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
  • Jan 26 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • Jan 27 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Jan 27 John Witherspoon, American actor
  • Jan 29 Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
  • Jan 29 Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • Jan 29 F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
  • Jan 29 Katharine Ross, Hollywood Cal, actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys)
  • Jan 29 Richard Needham, British MP
  • Jan 29 Robin Morgan, Lake Worth Fla, actress (Dagmar-Mama)
  • Jan 30 Andres, [Dries Holten], Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres)
  • Jan 30 Christopher Howes, Crown Estate Second Commissioner
  • Jan 30 Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)
  • Jan 30 Marty Balin, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 31 Derek Jarman, actor/director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
  • Jan 31 Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
  • Jan 31 Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
  • Feb 1 Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
  • Feb 1 Terry Jones, comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales
  • Feb 1 Muna Wassef, Wassef is a well known Syrian/Arab movie star and a United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
  • Feb 2 Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • Feb 2 Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
  • Feb 4 Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
  • Feb 5 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 5 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 5 Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
  • Feb 6 John London, bassist (Michael Nesmith band)
  • Feb 6 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Feb 6 James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • Feb 7 Ton [ACHM] de Kok, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 8 Robert Klein, comedian/actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 8 Terry Melcher, Rip Chords, Doris Day's son
  • Feb 9 Carole King, singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 9 Charlie Morrow, composer
  • Feb 9 Milos Stedron, composer
  • Feb 9 Peder Lunde Jr, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Feb 10 Michael Bishop, CEO (British Midland Airways)
  • Feb 11 Archie Andrews, comic book character (Archie)
  • Feb 11 Leon Haywood, US vocalist/keyboardist (It's Got to be Mellow)
  • Feb 11 Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
  • Feb 11 Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)
  • Feb 12 Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 12 Lionel Grigson, professor of jazz
  • Feb 12 Rick Frank, American drummer (Elephant's Memory)
  • Feb 12 Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
  • Feb 12 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 13 Carol Lynley, actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Donald E Williams, Lafayette Ind, Capt USN/astro (STS 51D, STS 34)
  • Feb 13 Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • Feb 14 Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
  • Feb 14 Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • Feb 14 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
  • Feb 16 Gabriel Brncic, composer

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Feb 16 Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
  • Feb 17 Huey Newton, Black Panther leader
  • Feb 19 Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
  • Feb 20 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • Feb 20 Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 20 David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)

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Feb 20 Mitch McConnell, American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • Feb 20 Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)

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Feb 20 Phil Esposito, Canadian NHL center, GM (Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Feb 21 Margarethe Von Trotta, actress/director (Marianne), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Feb 22 Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl
  • Feb 23 Beau Boulter, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • Feb 23 Colin Sanders, founder (Solid State Logic)
  • Feb 23 John Lewis, Head Master (Eton College)
  • Feb 24 David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
  • Feb 24 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • Feb 24 Paul Jones, England, rocker (Manfried Mann-Mighty Quinn)
  • Feb 24 Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
  • Feb 24 Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 26 Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)
  • Feb 26 Joop van den Ende, director (Alsmeer Studio)
  • Feb 27 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West SC, news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer)
  • Feb 27 Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Feb 27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor
  • Feb 28 Frank Bonner, Little Rock AR, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love)
  • Feb 28 Brian Jones, [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)
  • Feb 28 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • Mar 1 Jerry Fischer, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Mar 1 Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • Mar 1 Richard Bowman Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mar 2 John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
  • Mar 2 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • Mar 2 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
  • Mar 2 Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
  • Mar 3 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 3 Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, USR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
  • Mar 4 Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Mar 5 Michael D[iamond] Resnick, sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)
  • Mar 5 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain 1982-96), born in Seville
  • Mar 6 Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)
  • Mar 7 Al[bert] Tanara, WLAF defensive coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Mar 7 Michael Eisner, Mt Kisko NY, CEO (Walt Disney)
  • Mar 7 Paul Preuss, US, sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
  • Mar 7 Tammy Faye Bakker, gospel singer/wife of Jim Baker (PTL)
  • Mar 7 Tommy F Robinson, (Rep-D-AR, 1985- )
  • Mar 7 U N Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68)
  • Mar 7 Charles R. Boutin, American politician
  • Mar 8 Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Oly-gold-1964)
  • Mar 8 Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Mar 8 [Dick] Richie Allen, baseball player (AL MVP 1972)
  • Mar 9 Bert Campaneris, shortstop (Oakland A's)
  • Mar 9 John Cale, Garnant, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground)
  • Mar 9 Mark Lindsay, Eugene Or, rock vocalist/sax (Paul Revers & Raiders)
  • Mar 11 Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
  • Mar 11 Charles Swan, American actor
  • Mar 12 Bert Campaneris, baseball player (Oakland A's)
  • Mar 12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • Mar 12 Salvatore "the Bull" Gravano, mobster (testified against Gotti)
  • Mar 12 Ratko Mladić, Republika Srpska leader
  • Mar 12 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
  • Mar 13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer
  • Mar 14 John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
  • Mar 14 Rita Tushingham, British actress
  • Mar 15 Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • Mar 16 Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
  • Mar 16 James Soong, Taiwanese politician
  • Mar 16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)

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Mar 17 John Wayne Gacy, serial killer (32 boys), born in Chicago, Illinois

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Mar 17 Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)
  • Mar 17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • Mar 18 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 19 David Minge, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • Mar 19 Jeff Neighbour, US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Mar 19 Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
  • Mar 22 Jon Arthur English, composer
  • Mar 22 Bernd Herzsprung, German actor
  • Mar 22 Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Mar 23 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • Mar 25 Aretha Franklin, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 25 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • Mar 25 Paul Michael Glaser, actor (Starsky-Starsky & Hutch), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Mar 25 Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Show)
  • Mar 25 Kim Woodburn, English television personality
  • Mar 26 Erica Jong, [Mann], author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 27 Michael York, England, actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers)
  • Mar 27 Raymond J McGrath, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
  • Mar 27 John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine