Famous People Born in 1942

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

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

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

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

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Feb 16th 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 17th Huey Newton, Black Panther leader
  • Feb 19th Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
  • Feb 20th Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • Feb 20th Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 20th David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)

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Feb 20th 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 20th Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)

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Feb 20th Phil Esposito, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)

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

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

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