Famous People Born in 1956

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 706

  • 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, actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • 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, American actor (Jamie-Bonanza), born in Alhambra, California
  • 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 Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and 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, English rocker (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions), born in Buxton, Derbyshire
  • 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, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 22nd Amy Alcott, LPGA golfer (1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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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, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), born in Canoga Park, California

  • 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, British javelin thrower (Oly-gold-84), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 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