Famous People Born in 1929

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  • Jan 1 Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
  • Jan 2 Art Prysock, jazz musician
  • Jan 3 Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • Jan 3 Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • Jan 3 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • Jan 4 Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
  • Jan 4 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
  • Jan 5 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
  • Jan 6 Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 7 Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • Jan 7 Kenneth Henry, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Jan 7 Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford], American actress (Little Sheba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Heiner Muller, dramatist
  • Jan 9 Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • Jan 10 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone
  • Jan 11 Nicoletta Orsomando, Italian TV presenter, born in Casapulla
  • Jan 11 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 12 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher
  • Jan 12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher
  • Jan 13 Joe Pass [Joseph Passalaqua], American virtuoso jazz guitarist (The Trio) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Aleksander Petrovic, film director
  • Jan 14 Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • Jan 15 "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
  • Jan 15 Eva Badura-Skoda, composer

Person of interestMartin Luther King Jr.

Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 16 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • Jan 16 Tage Nielsen, composer
  • Jan 17 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian NHL goaltender (#1), born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)

Person of interestJacques Plante

Jan 17 Jacques Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • Jan 17 Grady Martin, country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Jan 19 Ulu Grosbard, Belgian actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
  • Jan 20 Arte Johnson, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 20 Bob Denard, French mercenary
  • Jan 22 Rita Gillespie, TV director
  • Jan 23 Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
  • Jan 23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 23 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • Jan 26 Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 26 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
  • Jan 27 Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC
  • Jan 27 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 28 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset (d. 2014)
  • Jan 28 Claes Oldenburg, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 28 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
  • Jan 29 Elio Petri, Italian director (Property is no theft)
  • Jan 29 William McMillan, American rapid pistol (Olympic gold 1960) [or Jul 3]
  • Jan 30 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60)
  • Jan 30 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
  • Jan 31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate

  • Jan 31 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls),born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • Feb 2 Reiner Bredemeyer, composer
  • Feb 3 Russell Arms, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 3 Ken Shipp, American football coach
  • Feb 4 Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse
  • Feb 4 Paul Burlison, rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), born in Brownsville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Feb 4 Jerry Adler, American actor
  • Feb 5 Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
  • Feb 5 Al Worthington, baseball player
  • Feb 6 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 6 Pierre Brice, French actor
  • Feb 6 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
  • Feb 9 Bill Barrett, (Rep-R-Nebraska)
  • Feb 9 James Mulcro Drew, composer
  • Feb 9 Lennox Butler, cricketer (1 Test WI v Aust 1955, 16 & 2-151)
  • Feb 9 Willem Kersters, Flemish composer (Parwati, Gospel Song)
  • Feb 9 Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian 15K/18K cross country (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • Feb 10 Henk Heidweiler, Surinam ambassador (in Netherlands)
  • Feb 10 Jerry Goldsmith, pianist and composer (Twilight Zone)
  • Feb 10 Jim Whittacker, mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
  • Feb 11 Leonard Gregory Kastle, composer
  • Feb 13 Omar Torrijos Herrera, president Panama
  • Feb 14 Matthew G Martinez, (Rep-D-CA, 1982- )
  • Feb 14 Vic Morrow, American actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 15 Gerald Harper, broadcaster/actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day)
  • Feb 15 Graham Hill, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ), born in London, England
  • Feb 15 James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75)
  • Feb 16 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
  • Feb 16 Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 17 Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 17 Nicholas Ridley, Lord Ridley of Liddesdale, English politician, Minister of Finance, born in Northumberland (d. 1993)
  • Feb 17 Dame Patricia Routledge, British actress and singer (Keeping Up Appearances, Talking Heads: A Lady of Letters), born in Tranmere, Birkenhead
  • Feb 18 Agustín González García, Spanish composer (Prince of Viana Prize), born in Alsasua, Navarra
  • Feb 18 Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
  • Feb 18 André Mathieu, Quebec composer (d. 1968)
  • Feb 19 Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
  • Feb 20 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • Feb 20 Toshiro Mayuzumi, composer (Sphenogramme), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Feb 21 James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
  • Feb 21 Henry Kloss, American audio engineer (acoustic loudspeaker), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Feb 22 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), born in Altadena, California (d. 2016)
  • Feb 22 Ryne Duren, near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 22 James Hong, American actor
  • Feb 22 Rebecca Schull [Wattenberg], American actress (Wings, United 93), born in New York City, New York
  • Feb 23 Eduard W "Ed" Bauer, [Eddy Evers], Dutch actor (Bluejackets)
  • Feb 23 Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
  • Feb 23 Richard Moryl, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 24 David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
  • Feb 24 Richard B Shull, actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Feb 25 Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, British church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
  • Feb 25 Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
  • Feb 27 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 27 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
  • Feb 28 Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)
  • Feb 28 Hayden Fry, American football coach
  • Feb 28 John Montague, Irish poet and 1st occupant of the Ireland Chair of Poetry, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 28 Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
  • Mar 1 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • Mar 2 Sir Donald Gosling, British former-Chairman of "National Car Parks" and multi-millionaire, born in England
  • Mar 3 Nicos Mamangakis, composer
  • Mar 4 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • Mar 4 Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
  • Mar 5 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • Mar 5 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • Mar 6 David Sheppard, bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
  • Mar 6 Hal Miller, British MP
  • Mar 6 Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)
  • Mar 6 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • Mar 7 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Mar 9 Hugh Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese politician and President of Guyana (1985-92), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2002)
  • Mar 9 Marie Cardinal, French writer (La Clé Sur La Porte), born in French Algeria (d. 2001)
  • Mar 11 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
  • Mar 11 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
  • Mar 11 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Mar 12 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, born in Huánuco, Peru (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Bernard Costello, American double sculls (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Mar 12 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • Mar 12 U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
  • Mar 13 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 13 Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2012)
  • Mar 13 Walter Medio, race horse trainer
  • Mar 13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • Mar 13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 14 Thomas Bell Jr, race horse trainer
  • Mar 15 Tiezo Matsumura, composer
  • Mar 16 Edwin London, composer
  • Mar 16 Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress (Ich suche Dich, Rosemary) and Miss Austria (1949), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • Mar 18 Ctirad Kohoutek, composer
  • Mar 18 John Macurdy, American bass
  • Mar 19 Herman van San, composer
  • Mar 19 Robert Muczynski, composer
  • Mar 20 Germán Robles, Spanish actor
  • Mar 21 James Coco, actor (Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 21 Jules Verne Berman, space & science reporter (ABC-TV)
  • Mar 21 Maurice Catarcio, wrestler
  • Mar 23 Albert H Crews, American chemical and aeronautical engineer and USAF astronaut (X-20 Dyna-Soar program), born in El Dorado, Arkansas
  • Mar 23 Gerrit den Braber, Dutch song writer and lyricist (Ring-dinge-ding, I See a Star), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Mar 23 James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Mar 23 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)

Person of interestRoger Bannister

Mar 23 Roger Bannister, English middle-distance athlete who was the 1st to run a 4 minute mile at Iffley Road Track, Oxford (1954), born in Harrow, England (d. 2018)

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister
  • Mar 24 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • Mar 25 Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, born in Corona, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • Mar 25 Harris W Fawell, (Rep-R-IL, 1985- )
  • Mar 25 Kenneth Haigh, Yorkshire England, actor (Search for the Nile)
  • Mar 25 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
  • Mar 26 Maurice Simon, jazz musician
  • Mar 26 Edwin Turney, American businessman
  • Mar 27 Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1988)
  • Mar 28 Aubrey Joseph Watson Sr., bishop
  • Mar 28 Paul England, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Mar 29 Ronald Clive Williams, Welsh actor and comedian (Twin Town), born in Cefneithin, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1997)
  • Mar 29 Sheila Kitzinger, British author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset (d. 2015)
  • Mar 29 Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist and writer, born in Matsumoto, Japan
  • Mar 29 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), born in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1993)
  • Mar 30 Richard Dysart, Brighton Mass, actor (Leland MacKenzie-LA Law)
  • Mar 30 Shirley Stoler, actress (Frankenhooker, 7 Beauties), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Lee Patterson, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestLiz Claiborne

Mar 31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Mar 31 Bertram Fields, American lawyer
  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, American singer and actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 1 Milan Kundera, Czech poet and writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 1 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
  • Apr 1 Bo Schembechler, American football coach (d. 2006)
  • Apr 2 Catherine Gaskin, Irish-Australian romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife), born in Dundalk Bay, County Louth, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • Apr 2 Frans Andriessen, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Dennis Farr, Museum director (Courtauld Institute Galleries) and art historian, born in Luton, Bedfordshire (d. 2006)
  • Apr 3 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 William F. Clinger Jr., American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Warren, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 5 Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (Cool Lover, Sugar), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • Apr 5 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Apr 5 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), born in Newent, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)
  • Apr 6 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • Apr 6 Andre Previn, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers)
  • Apr 6 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer
  • Apr 6 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist (Ton Fan group), born in Guangxi, China (d. 1994)
  • Apr 6 Willis Hall, British writer

Person of interestJoe Gallo

Apr 7 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • Apr 7 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), born in Schaerbeek, Brussels (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8 Renzo de Felice, historian
  • Apr 8 WIlliam K Everson, film historian
  • Apr 8 Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
  • Apr 9 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 10 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, born in Sombor (d. 2010)

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

Apr 10 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden