On This Day

Famous Birthdays on August 24

  • 1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, conquered Normandy, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1151)
  • 1198 King Alexander II of Scotland, born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1249)
  • 1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1234)
  • 1358 John I of Castile, King of Castile and León (1379-90), born in Épila, Spain (d. 1390)
  • 1393 Arthur III, Duke of Brittany, born in Château de Suscinio, Sarzeau, France (d. 1458)
  • 1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist (Bamberg & Eichstattt), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1475)
  • 1531 Ercole Bottrigari, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1612)
  • 1552 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1614)
  • 1561 Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry), born in Zielona Góra, Poland (d. 1613)
  • 1579 John Amner, English composer, born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 1641)
  • 1580 John Taylor, English poet (An Arrant Thief), born in Gloucester, England (d. 1654)
  • 1591 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), baptized in London (d. 1674)
  • 1635 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1699)
  • 1683 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)
  • 1694 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica [or 8/25], born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1756)
  • 1707 Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, English evangelical revivalist, born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire (d. 1791)
  • 1712 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician and astronomer, born in Terschelling, Netherlands (d. 1773)
  • 1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1733 David Traugott Nicolai, German composer, born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1799)
  • 1750 Letizia Ramolino, Italian noble and mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, born in Ajaccio, France (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 1794)

William Wilberforce

1759 William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade, born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1833)

  • 1772 William I Frederick, King of the Netherlands (1815-40) and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • 1787 James Weddell, British sailor and Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1834)
  • 1808 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Daniel Gooch, English engineer, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables, born in Bedlington, Northumberland, England (d. 1889)
  • 1817 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Prince Serebrenni), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875)
  • 1820 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, born in Cividale del Friuli, Italy (d. 1883)
  • 1821 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, born in Zibello, Italy (d. 1890)
  • 1827 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1828 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1903)
  • 1837 Theodore Dubois, French composer, born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)
  • 1839 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, born in Býšť, Czech Republic (d. 1916)
  • 1842 Edouard J. A. Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1885)
  • 1845 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1851 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), born in Bedford, England (d. 1924)
  • 1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, Russian pianist and composer, born in St. Petersburg; (d. 1922)
  • 1856 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), born in Unter-St.-Veit, Austria (d. 1911)
  • 1863 Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer, born in Požega, Croatia (d. 1918)
  • 1865 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania (1914-27), born in Sigmaringen, German Confederation (d. 1927)
  • 1872 Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), born in London (d. 1956)
  • 1879 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • 1880 Miles Lampson, 1st Baron Killearn, Scottish baron and diplomat (d. 1964)
  • 1886 William Francis Gibbs, American naval architect, designed Liberty ships, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1887 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, born in Bell Station, California (d. 1974)
  • 1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congolese religious leader and founder of Kimbanguism, born in Nkamba, Congo (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1912, 20; 4x200m freestyle relay 1920), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • 1890 Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Jean Rhys [Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams], British writer (Voyage in the Dark), born in Roseau, Dominica (d. 1979)
  • 1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1969)
  • 1891 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope), born in Halluin, France (d. 1960)
  • 1895 Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston (1944-70), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Phil Baker, American comedian (Who's Whose), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1897 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (Nashville's Acuff-Rose Music), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), born in Longlier, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1898 Malcolm Cowley, American author (Flowering of New England), born in Belsano, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1899 Johan Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons), born in Bandung, Java, Indonesia (d. 1981)

Jorge Luis Borges

1899 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • 1899 Ruth Schaumann, German painter, writer and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), born in Luméville, France (d. 1985)

Carlo Gambino

1902 Carlo Gambino, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1976)

  • 1903 Karl Hanke, Official of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany, born in Lubań, Poland (d. 1945)
  • 1903 Claude Hopkins, American jazz stride pianist, arranger, bandleader, and musical director (Josephine Baker), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1984)
  • 1904 Rodd Redwing, American actor (Buffalo Bill In Tomahawk Territory; Son Of Geronimo), and stunt coach, born in NYC, New York [or maybe India] (d. 1971)
  • 1904 (Henry) "Buster" Smith, American jazz alto saxophonist, arranger, and bandleader (Blue Devils; Count Basie), born in Alfdorf, Texas (d. 1991)
  • 1905 Don Douglas, Scottish actor (The Black Castle), born in Kinleyside, Scotland (d. 1945)
  • 1905 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist ("That's Alright"), born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (1971-85), born in Moyamba, Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
  • 1909 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Bernhard Heiden [Levi], German-American composer, born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Michel Pablo [Michalis N. Raptis], Chilean-Greek writer and Trotskyist revolutionary (Fourth International), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Durward Kirby, American TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Fritz "Freddie" Brocksieper, German big band jazz drummer, and bandleader, born in Constantinople, Turkey (now Istanbul) (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • 1915 James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1915 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint), born in Hendon, Middlesex, England (d. 1990)
  • 1916 Anita V Figueredo, American physician and humanitarian, born in Costa Rica (d. 2010)
  • 1916 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1918 Ray McIntire, American chemical engineer, born in Gardner, Kansas (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, born in Delhi, India (d. 2004)
  • 1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Niels Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Otumba de Gómez Farías, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Bartolomé "Beny" Moré, Cuban guaracha and mambo singer, guitarist, songwriter, and bandleader, born in Santa Isabel de las Lajas, Cuba (d. 1963)
  • 1921 Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver, born in Manchester, England (d. 2008)
  • 1922 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, born in Campbellton, Canada (d. 1987)

Howard Zinn

1922 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (A People's History of the United States), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

  • 1923 Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1923 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher - "Exodus"), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1927 William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), born in Worchester, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1927 David Ireland, Australian author (The Unknown Industrial Prisoner), born in Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1927 Harry Markowitz, American economist (Nobel 1990), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1929 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), born in Surrey, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • 1930 Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, born in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1932 Robert D. Hales, LDS Church apostle, born in NYC, New York

Yasser Arafat

1933 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2004)

  • 1934 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Roger Donald Dickerson, American composer (New Orleans Concerto), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1936 William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1936 A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1936 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • 1937 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Nigerian politician, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria (d. 1998)
  • 1938 David Freiberg, American rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"; Jefferson Airplane/Starship - "Jane"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter ("Classical Gas", Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), author and photographer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1938 Charles Calello, American composer, conductor, arranger (The Four Seasons; Sinatra; Streisand; Springsteen), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939 Ray McLoughlin, Irish rugby union prop (40 caps Ireland, 3 British & Irish Lions; London Irish RFC), born in Ballinasloe, Ireland (d. 2021)
  • 1940 Tony Secunda, English rock band manager (The Moody Blues), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1995)
  • 1940 Francine Lalonde, Canadian politician (Member of Parliament for La Pointe-de-l'Île), born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • 1941 Ernest Wright Jr, American R&B vocalist (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"; "Goin' Out of My Head"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1942 Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Karen Uhlenbeck, American mathematician and founder of modern geometric analysis (Abel Prize), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1942 Max Cleland, American politician (U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1997-2003), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1942 Howard Jacobson, British novelist (The Finkler Question) and newspaper columnist, born in Manchester, England
  • 1943 John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fresh Air"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1943 Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent, born in Ness Ziona, Israel
  • 1944 Gregory Jarvis, American engineer and astronaut (STS 25), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Ken Hensley, British rock songwriter, keyboardist, and singer (Uriah Heep, 1970-80 - "Easy Livin'"; Blackfoot, 1982-84), born in Plumstead, England (d. 2020)
  • 1945 (Malcolm) "Molly" Duncan, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band, 1972-83 - "Pick Up the Pieces"), born in Montrose, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Marsha P. Johnson

1945 Marsha P. Johnson [born Malcolm Michaels Jr.], African-American gay liberation and AIDS activist, drag queen, and transgender pioneer (Gay Liberation Front, S.T.A.R.), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1992)

  • 1945 Ronee Blakley, American actress (Nashville), and singer-songwriter, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • 1946 Richard N. Richards, American naval officer and astronaut (STS 28, 41, 50, 64), born in Key West, Florida
  • 1947 Jimmy Fox, American drummer (The James Gang - "Funk #49"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947 Anne Archer, American actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author (The Alchemist), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1947 Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian racing cyclist, born in Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium
  • 1947 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral (commanded the Caspian Flotilla 1996-2002), born in Bely, Tver Oblast, Soviet Union
  • 1947 Joe Manchin, American politician (Governor of West Virginia 2005-10, Senator-(D)-WV 2010-), born in Farmington, West Virginia
  • 1948 Jean-Michel Jarre, French ambient-electronic musician (Oxygène; Équinoxe), born in Lyon, France
  • 1948 Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force, born in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang
  • 1949 Anna Lee Fisher [Tingle], American chemist, emergency physician and astronaut (STS 51-A), born in St Albans, New York
  • 1949 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing; Murphy Brown - "Frank"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Stephen Paulus, American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composer's Forum), born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1950 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1950 Tim White, American paleoanthropologist best known for leading the team which discovered Ardi, the type specimen of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4 million-year-old likely human ancestor, born in Los Angeles County, California
  • 1951 Orson Scott Card, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War), born in Richland, Washington
  • 1951 Michael Derosier, Canadian drummer (Heart, 1976-82 - "Barracuda")
  • 1951 Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1951 Mona Lyn Reese, American contemporary classical, opera and choral music composer (The Three Fat Women of Antibes; Prince), born in Morris, Minnesota
  • 1952 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1952 Carlo Curley, American classical concert organist, born in Monroe, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1952 Vaneese Thomas, American R&B, jazz and soul blues singer, ("Let's Talk It Over"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953 John Cowan, American rock, progressive bluegrass session and touring bass player, and vocalist (New Grass Revival, 1974-89; Doobie Bothers, 1993-95), born in Minerva, Ohio
  • 1954 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1954 Steve Holley, British rock session and touring drummer (Wings, 1978-81; Julian Lennon; Elton John, Dar Williams; Mott The Hoople, 2018-21), born in London, England
  • 1955 Mike Huckabee, American politician (Governor of Arkansas (R) 1996-2007), Presidential candidate, born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1956 John Culberson, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1957 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California [some sources give year as 1955]
  • 1958 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Tracy Harris, American artist, born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 1958 Chris Offutt, American writer (The Good Brother), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1959 Adrian Kuiper, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • 1959 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90), born in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

Cal Ripken Jr

1960 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

  • 1960 Franz Viehböck, Austrian 1st cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1960 Steven Lindsey, U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut (STS 87, sk:95), born in Temple City, California
  • 1960 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer (Denmark national team 1984-92), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1960 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker (Dead or Alive), born in Yao, Osaka, Japan
  • 1961 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (The Shamen - "Ebeneezer Goode"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1961 Mark "Bedders" Bedford, English rock-ska bassist (Madness - "House Of Fun"), born in Islington, London
  • 1961 Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka (8 times Belgian Sportswoman of the Year), born in Beringen, Belgium
  • 1961 Jared Harris, Irish-British actor (Valery Legasov-Chernobyl), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1962 Mary Ellen Weber, American NASA astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1963 John Bush, American heavy metal singer (Armored Saint, 1982-present; Anthrax, 1992-2005, 2010), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director (Death Stranding), born in Setagaya, Tokyo
  • 1964 Pebbles [Perri Reid (née McKissack)], American pop singer ("Girlfriend"), minister, and gospel singer, born in Oakland, California
  • 1964 Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani cosmonaut (STS-89), born in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan
  • 1964 Dana Gould, American comedian and writer (The Simpsons 1989), born in Hopedale, Massachusetts
  • 1964 Oteil Burbridge, American bassist (Allman Brothers Band, 1997-2014; Dead & Company, 2015-present), born in Washington, D.C.

Marlee Matlin

1965 Marlee Matlin, American actress and the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award (Children of Lesser God), born in Morton Grove, Illinois

  • 1965 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard, 1987-2005 (Indiana Pacers; Olympic gold, 1996), born in Riverside, California
  • 1966 Jon Sieben, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1984), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1967 Michael Lauriston Thomas, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura), born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • 1968 Benoît Brunet, Canadian NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
  • 1968 Tim Salmon, American MLB outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • 1970 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (Olympics gold 1998), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer, born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • 1970 Dan Henderson, American mixed martial artist (UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament 1998; Rings: King of Kings Tournament 1999), born in Downey, California
  • 1970 Rich Beem, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2002), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1971 Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1972 Christian Ruud, Norwegian tennis star (1989 Norwegian), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1972 Ian Moran, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio