Famous People Born in 1956

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 709

  • Jan 1st Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jan 1st Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)
  • Jan 1st Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • Jan 1st Kôji Yakusho, Japanese actor
  • Jan 2nd Lynda Barry, American cartoonist

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Jan 3rd Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • Jan 3rd Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
  • Jan 4th Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)
  • Jan 4th Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)
  • Jan 4th Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)
  • Jan 4th Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • Jan 5th Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
  • Jan 7th Robin Walton, Boise ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th)
  • Jan 7th Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 7th David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Jan 9th David Smith, cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986)
  • Jan 9th Kimberly Beck Hilton, Glendale California, actress (Kim-Peyton Place)
  • Jan 9th Imelda Staunton, British actress
  • Jan 9th Mike Walczewski, American Public Address Announcer at Madison Square Garden
  • Jan 10th Shawn Colvin, American singer
  • Jan 10th Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
  • Jan 11th Kuniaki Kobayashi, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • Jan 11th Robert Earl Keen, American singer
  • Jan 13th Janet Hubert-Whitten, actress (Vivian Banks-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • Jan 13th Jay McInerney, writer (Bright Lights, Big City)
  • Jan 13th Malcolm Foster, rock bassist (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
  • Jan 14th Étienne Daho, French singer and songwriter
  • Jan 14th Ben Heppner, Canadian singer
  • Jan 15th Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
  • Jan 15th Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Jan 15th Mayawati, Indian politician
  • Jan 16th Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
  • Jan 16th Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
  • Jan 16th Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
  • Jan 16th Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 17th Mitch Vogel, Alhambra California, actor (Jamie-Bonanza)
  • Jan 17th Paul Young, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Every Time You Go Away)
  • Jan 18th Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)
  • Jan 19th Carman Licciardello, American Christian singer

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Jan 20th Bill Maher, New York New York, American comedian and political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect)

Political Commentator and Stand-up Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Stand-up Comedian
Bill Maher
  • Jan 20th John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • Jan 20th John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76)
  • Jan 20th Maria Larsson, Swedish politician
  • Jan 21st Robby Benson, American actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 21st Bob Brill, drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 22nd Becky Pearson, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 22nd Steve Riley, American drummer
  • Jan 24th Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
  • Jan 24th Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25th Andy Cox, rock guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
  • Jan 26th Lisa Boray, [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End)
  • Jan 26th Simon Howard, English large landowner (Castle Howard)
  • Jan 27th Mimi Rogers, Coral Gables Fla, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters)
  • Jan 27th Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jan 28th Peter Schilling, Stuttgart Germany, rocker
  • Jan 30th Jeremy Gittins, English actor
  • Jan 30th Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver
  • Jan 31st Johnny Rotten, [John Lydon], rocker (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
  • Jan 31st Lloyd Cole, rocker
  • Jan 31st Trevor A Manuel, South African UDF/ANC-leader
  • Feb 1st Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
  • Feb 1st Exene Cervenka, American musician
  • Feb 1st Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • Feb 3rd Nathan Lane, Jersey NJ, actor (One of the Boys, Frankie & Johnnie)
  • Feb 3rd Pamela Cossey, England, model/sister of transsexual Tula
  • Feb 3rd John Jefferson, American football player
  • Feb 3rd Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • Feb 5th Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
  • Feb 5th Betty Ong, flight attendant that died on September 11, 2001, on American Airlines Flight 11
  • Feb 6th Jon Walmsley, Lancashire England, actor (Jason-Waltons)
  • Feb 6th Linda Grovenor, actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 7th Emo Philips, American comedian
  • Feb 7th Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
  • Feb 8th Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
  • Feb 9th Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Feb 11th Kathleen Beller, actress (Ft Apache the Bronx, Touched), born in Queens, New York
  • Feb 11th H.R., American singer
  • Feb 11th Didier Lockwood, French violinist
  • Feb 12th Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )
  • Feb 13th Liam Brady, British soccer player
  • Feb 13th Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order-Round & Round, Run)
  • Feb 13th Richard Eden, actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop)
  • Feb 13th Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
  • Feb 13th Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, Jordanian Royal Family member
  • Feb 14th Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
  • Feb 14th Howard Edward Davis Jr, Glen Cove NY, lw boxer (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Feb 14th Ken Wahl, actor (Wanderers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 15th Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
  • Feb 15th Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
  • Feb 15th Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
  • Feb 17th Richard Karn, American actor
  • Feb 18th Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 19th Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
  • Feb 19th George David Low, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 19th Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
  • Feb 19th Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
  • Feb 19th Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Feb 20th Charles Cummins, Clintwood Va, 3rd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 20th Charlie Adler, American voice actor
  • Feb 21st Woody Brown, Dayton Ohio, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life)
  • Feb 22nd Amy Alcott, Kansas City MO, LPGA golfer (1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore)

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Feb 24th Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Feb 24th Paula Zahn, Napperville Ill, news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning)
  • Feb 24th Judith Butler, American philosopher
  • Feb 25th Davie Cooper, soccer star
  • Feb 26th Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
  • Feb 28th Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • Feb 28th Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
  • Feb 29th Randy Jackson, rocker (Zebra-I Don't Know, I Don't Care)
  • Feb 29th Jonathan Coleman, Anglo-Australian entertainer
  • Feb 29th Bob Speller, Canadian politician
  • Feb 29th Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 29th J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
  • Mar 1st Balwinder Singh Sandhu, cricketer (Sikh pace bowler 1983 World Cup)
  • Mar 1st Mark Todd, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 1st Timothy Daly, Sufferin NY, actor (Joe-Wings, Diner, Made in Heaven)
  • Mar 2nd John Cowsill, Newport RI, rock drummer (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
  • Mar 2nd Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 3rd Jim Barton, American sailor (1996 Olympics bronze in Soling class), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Mar 3rd John F Reid, cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70's/80's)
  • Mar 3rd Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
  • Mar 4th Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist
  • Mar 5th Mark Handley, writer (Nell)
  • Mar 5th Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
  • Mar 5th Teena Marie, American singer
  • Mar 6th Peter Roebuck, cricketer (Somerset opening batsman & SMH writer)

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Mar 7th Bryan Cranston, Canoga Park California, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle)

  • Mar 8th John Kapelos, Canadian actor
  • Mar 8th Laurie Cunningham, English former footballer (d. 1989)
  • Mar 9th Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General
  • Mar 9th Mark Dantonio, Michigan State University American football coach
  • Mar 9th David Willetts, UK Shadow Secretary for Education (Conservative)
  • Mar 10th Janet Anderson, West Sunbury PA, LPGA golfer (1982 US Women's Open)
  • Mar 10th Mitchell Lichtenstein, American actor; son of Roy Lichtenstein
  • Mar 11th Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
  • Mar 11th D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • Mar 11th Rob Paulsen, American voice actor
  • Mar 12th Dale Murphy, Portland Ore, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP)
  • Mar 13th Dana Delany, actress (Colleen McMurphy-China Beach, Exit to Eden), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 14th Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Mar 14th Tessa Sanderson, Kingston Jamaica, Brit javelin thrower (Oly-gold-84)
  • Mar 14th Colin Ayre, British football player
  • Mar 15th Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 16th Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • Mar 17th Will Rigby, rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)
  • Mar 17th Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
  • Mar 18th "The Model" Rick Martel, [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
  • Mar 18th Ingamar Stenmark, Sweden, slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
  • Mar 18th Deborah Jeane Palfrey
  • Mar 19th Alina Castro, Havanna Cuba, daughter of Fidel
  • Mar 19th Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician and economist.
  • Mar 20th Phillip Oppenhein, British MP
  • Mar 21st Ingrid Kristiansen, Norway, marathoner (Olympic-4th-1984, Bost-86, 89)
  • Mar 22nd Lena Olin, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Enemies A Love Story)
  • Mar 22nd Lyndsay Stephen, Donnybrook WA, Australian golfer
  • Mar 22nd Generosa Ammon, widow of Ted Ammon (d. 2003)
  • Mar 23rd Andrew Mitchell, British MP
  • Mar 23rd Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
  • Mar 23rd José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician, president of the European Commission
  • Mar 24th Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • Mar 25th Sonia M Lannaman, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • Mar 25th Matthew Garber, English actor (d. 1977)
  • Mar 26th Charly McClain, Jackson Tn, country singer (Radio Heart)
  • Mar 26th Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Mar 27th Brian Kelly, CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 27th Thomas Wassberg, Sweden, 15K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1980)
  • Mar 28th Asoka De Silva, cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91)
  • Mar 28th Evelin Jahl, German DR, discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
  • Mar 28th T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact)
  • Mar 28th April Margera, Bam Margera's mother
  • Mar 29th Kurt Thomas, US, gymnist (Olympics), actor (Gymkata)
  • Mar 29th Lisa J Allen, TV reporter/lawyer
  • Mar 29th Sue Fogleman, LPGA golfer
  • Mar 30th Bill Butler, Scottish politician
  • Mar 31st Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brothers Keeper), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Apr 1st Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People)
  • Apr 2nd Farrukh Zaman, lefty cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pak v NZ 1976)
  • Apr 3rd Miguel Bose, Panama, spanish singer/actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot)
  • Apr 3rd Boris Miljkovic, Serbian director
  • Apr 4th Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
  • Apr 4th Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)
  • Apr 4th Tom Herr, American baseball player
  • Apr 4th David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer
  • Apr 5th Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 6th Dilip Vengsarkar, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92)
  • Apr 6th Mudassar Nazar, cricketer (son of Nazar Mohammad Pakistani bat)
  • Apr 7th Gail Lee Hirata, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 7th Annika Billström, Swedish politician
  • Apr 7th Christopher Darden, American O.J. Simpson prosecutor
  • Apr 8th Christine Boisson, French actress
  • Apr 8th Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
  • Apr 9th Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 12th Alexander Briley, vocalist (YMCA-Village People)
  • Apr 12th Andy Garcia, Cuba, actor (Stand & Deliver, 8 Million Ways to Die)
  • Apr 12th Doris EHP Baaten, Dutch actress (Sesame Street, Fien)
  • Apr 12th Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer
  • Apr 12th Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Apr 13th Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
  • Apr 13th Peter 'Possum' Bourne, New Zealand rally driver (d. 2003)
  • Apr 15th Gregory J Harbaugh, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82), born in Cleveland, Ohio