Famous People Born in 1961

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 830

  • Jan 1 Irv Eatman, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • Jan 1 Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
  • Jan 1 Mark Wingett, British actor

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Jan 2 Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)

  • Jan 2 Todd Haynes, American film director
  • Jan 3 Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • Jan 4 Lee Curreri, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 5 Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 6 Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
  • Jan 6 Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
  • Jan 7 Andrew Thomson, Australian politician
  • Jan 7 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
  • Jan 7 John Thune, American politician
  • Jan 8 Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer (son of Hanif Patient & prolific batsman)
  • Jan 8 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
  • Jan 8 Calvin Smith, American athlete
  • Jan 9 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • Jan 10 Evan Handler, actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Janet Jones, Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid)
  • Jan 10 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • Jan 11 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • Jan 11 Jasper Fforde, British author
  • Jan 12 Andrea Carnevale, soccer player (Napoli)
  • Jan 13 Graham "Suggs" McPherson, Sussex, rock vocalist (Madness-Our House)

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Jan 13 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, comedienne (SNL, Seinfeld, Soul Man, Troll), born in NYC, New York

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Jan 13 Kelly Hrudey, Edmonton, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
  • Jan 13 Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 13 Suggs [Graham McPherson], English singer-songwriter (Madness), born in Hastings
  • Jan 14 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
  • Jan 14 Mike Tramp (Trempenau), Denmark, Copenhagen Denmark, heavy metal rocker (White Lion-Mane Attraction)
  • Jan 15 Iris DeMent, American country singer (Our Town), born in Paragould, Ar
  • Jan 15 Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
  • Jan 16 Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
  • Jan 17 Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
  • Jan 17 Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director

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Jan 18 Mark Messier, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers), born in Edmonton, Alberta

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Jan 18 Peter Beardsley, English footballer
  • Jan 18 Jeff Yagher, American actor
  • Jan 19 Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
  • Jan 19 William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
  • Jan 21 Sherry Ramsay, Stauton Va, actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
  • Jan 22 Barb Thomas Whitehead, Sibley IA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open)
  • Jan 22 Daniel Johnston, American musician and artist ("Hi, How Are You"), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 23 Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jan 23 Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
  • Jan 24 Nastassja Kinski, actress (Tess, Cat People), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 24 Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
  • Jan 24 Vince Russo, American writer
  • Jan 24 William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete
  • Jan 25 Michele Tobin, actress (Fitzpatricks), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 25 Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician

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Jan 26 Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Jan 27 Charlotte Kemp, playmate (Dec, 1982), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 27 Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • Jan 27 Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • Jan 27 Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr NY, playmate (December, 1984)
  • Jan 27 Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • Jan 27 Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • Jan 27 Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • Jan 27 Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • Jan 27 Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
  • Jan 28 Luann L Lee, playmate (Jan, 1987), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 29 Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
  • Jan 30 Ranjit Madurasinghe, cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92)
  • Jan 31 Lloyd Cole, guitar/vocals (& the Commotions-Rattlesnakes)
  • Feb 1 Daniel M Tani, Ridley Park MD, astronaut
  • Feb 1 Gina Hull, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 2 Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
  • Feb 2 Lauren Lane, American actress
  • Feb 3 Keith Gordon, actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 3 Jay Adams, American skateboarder
  • Feb 3 Linda Eder, American singer
  • Feb 4 Denis Savard, Pointe Gatineau Ca, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Feb 4 Vern Fleming, LIC NY, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Feb 4 Stewart O'Nan, American author
  • Feb 5 Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  • Feb 5 Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
  • Feb 6 Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23)
  • Feb 6 Bill Lester, American racecar driver
  • Feb 8 Sammy Llanas, rocker (Bodeans)
  • Feb 8 Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
  • Feb 8 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • Feb 9 John Kruk, US baseball 1st baseman (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Feb 9 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
  • Feb 10 David Ward, cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman)
  • Feb 10 Eva Pfaff, West Germany, tennis star
  • Feb 10 George Stephanopoulos, presidential adviser (Clinton)
  • Feb 10 Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 11 Becky LeBeau, vocalist (Mischief), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Carey Lowell, actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 11 Mary Docter, US, 3000m speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)
  • Feb 12 Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Feb 12 Jim Harris, Canadian politician
  • Feb 13 Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)
  • Feb 13 Kyi Hla Han, Burmese golfer, born in Yangon
  • Feb 13 Les Warner, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • Feb 14 Phillip Hamilton, American author
  • Feb 14 Latifa, Tunisian singer
  • Feb 16 Andy Taylor, England, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Feb 17 Deb[ra] Richardson, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 17 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 18 Alycia Moulton, tennis star, born in Sacramento, California
  • Feb 19 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
  • Feb 19 Andy Wallace, English race car driver
  • Feb 20 Claudia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 4th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 20 Imogen Stubbs, actress (Summer Story), born in Rothbury, England
  • Feb 20 Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1984)
  • Feb 21 Christopher Atkins, Rye NY, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon)
  • Feb 21 Ranking Roger, rock vocalist (English Beat-Drowning)
  • Feb 21 Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
  • Feb 21 Martha Hackett, American actress
  • Feb 21 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • Feb 22 Debbie Linden, actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 22 Don Van Spall, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • Feb 22 Marla O'Hara, Gardena Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991)
  • Feb 22 Mike Morris, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 22 Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
  • Feb 24 Janice Gibson, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 24 Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)
  • Feb 24 Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Feb 25 Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
  • Feb 25 Todd Blackledge, American football player
  • Feb 26 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
  • Feb 27 Grant Shaud, actor (Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown)

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Feb 27 James Worthy, Gastonia North Carolina, NBA small forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy
  • Feb 28 Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
  • Feb 28 Wayne Smith, Albany WA, Australian golfer
  • Feb 28 Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
  • Mar 1 Davis Daniel, Arlington Heights Ill, country singer
  • Mar 1 Mike Rozier, NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)
  • Mar 2 Simone Young, Australian conductor
  • Mar 3 Mary Page Keller, actress (Ryan's Hope, Duet), born in Monterey Park, California
  • Mar 3 Perry McCarthy, English racing driver
  • Mar 3 Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
  • Mar 4 David "Tinker" Juarez, cyclist (Olympics-19th-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 4 Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)
  • Mar 4 Roger Wessels, Port Elizabeth South Africa, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters)
  • Mar 4 Steven Weber, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 4 Sabine Everts, former German track athlete
  • Mar 5 Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
  • Mar 5 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • Mar 7 Mary Beth Evans, actress (Katherine-General Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • Mar 8 Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Mar 8 Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Mar 9 Robert Rechsteiner, US professional wrestler (Rick Steiner)
  • Mar 10 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 10 Laurel B Clark, Ames Iowa, Lt cmdr USN/astronaut
  • Mar 10 Mitch Gaylord, CA, gymnist (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
  • Mar 10 Bobby Petrino, American football coach
  • Mar 10 Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
  • Mar 11 Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • Mar 11 Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • Mar 11 Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
  • Mar 12 Joseph Facal, Quebec politician
  • Mar 13 Cor Lems, soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90)
  • Mar 14 Gary Dell'Abate, producer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Mar 14 Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
  • Mar 14 Russell Todd, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • Mar 14 Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
  • Mar 14 Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • Mar 15 Craig Ludwig, Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Mar 15 Fabio Lanzoni, Milan, Italy, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark)
  • Mar 15 Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Mar 16 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 17 Casey Siemaszko, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 17 Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 17 Andrew Paul, English actor
  • Mar 18 Kevan James, cricketer (all-rounder 4 wkts/4 balls & ton v India 1996)
  • Mar 18 Mark Van Thillo, Wilrijk Belgium, co-capt (Biosphere 2)
  • Mar 18 Todd Nelson, Dalles Ore, tennis star
  • Mar 19 Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • Mar 20 John Clark Gable, actor (Bad Jim), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 20 Kathy Guadagnino, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 20 Slim Jim Phantom, [Jim Mcdonnell], rock drummer (Stray Cats)
  • Mar 20 Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
  • Mar 21 Kassie Wesley, Ky, actress (Evil Dead 2, Blair-One Life to Live)
  • Mar 21 Slim MacDonnell, Jim Phantom rock percussionist (Stray Cats)
  • Mar 21 Wei Wang, Beijing China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 21 Shawn Lane, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2003)
  • Mar 21 Lothar Matthäus, German footballer
  • Mar 23 Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
  • Mar 24 Dean Jones, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman & fielder 1984-92)
  • Mar 24 James T Gallagher Jr, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milw), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 25 John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Mar 25 Mark David Brooks, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Mar 25 Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • Mar 26 Leigh Bowery, designer
  • Mar 26 William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales
  • Mar 27 Clark Datchler, vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Don't Say it's Love)
  • Mar 27 Ellery Hanley, rugby league player
  • Mar 27 Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
  • Mar 27 Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist
  • Mar 28 Byron Scott, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 29 Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
  • Mar 29 Mike Kingery, St James MN, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Mar 29 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
  • Mar 29 Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • Mar 30 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
  • Mar 31 Ron Brown, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Los Angeles, California