Famous Birthdays for Year 1956

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Birthdays 1 - 150 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
Jan 3rd - Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)
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
Actor and Film Director Mel GibsonActor and Film Director Mel Gibson (Jan 3rd) 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
Political Commentator and Stand-up Comedian Bill MaherPolitical Commentator and Stand-up Comedian Bill Maher (Jan 20th) Jan 20th - Bill Maher, New York New York, American comedian and political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect)
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)
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray (Feb 24th) Feb 24th - Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians), born in Los Angeles, California
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)
Actor Bryan CranstonActor Bryan Cranston (Mar 7th) 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

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