On This Day

Famous People Born in 1929 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 697

  • 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, Game of Thrones), born in Lund, Sweden (2020)

  • Apr 10 Mike Hawthorn, English auto racer (F1 world champion 1958), born in Mexborough, England (d. 1959)
  • Apr 10 Duje Bonačić, Croatian rower (Olympic gold coxless four 1952), born in Split, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • Apr 11 Lawrence Coughlin, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Apr 12 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), born in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Marilynn Smith, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1963-64), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2019)
  • Apr 14 William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • Apr 14 Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor and violinist (works of Sibelius), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2012)
  • Apr 15 Adrian Cadbury, British confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15 Jocelyn Barrow, British race relations campaigner (Card) and 1st black female governor of the BBC, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2020)
  • Apr 16 Roy Hamilton, American singer (You'll Never Walk Alone), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1969)
  • Apr 17 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)

  • Apr 18 Peter Hordern, British Conservative Party politician
  • Apr 18 Peter Jeffrey, British character actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity), born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, (d. 1999)
  • Apr 19 Edward Crook Jr., American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Apr 20 Bob Braun, American TV and radio personality (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • Apr 22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), born in Bexley (d. 2017)
  • Apr 22 Michael Atiyah, English mathematician (Atiyah-Singer Index, Fields Medal 1966), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Apr 22 Robert Wade-Gery, British diplomat (High Commissioner to India 1982–87), born in Oxford (d. 2015)
  • Apr 23 George Steiner, French-American literary critic and educator, born in Paris (d. 2020)
  • Apr 24 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1977)
  • Apr 24 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • Apr 24 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2018)
  • Apr 25 José Ángel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza), born in Orense, Spain (d. 2000)
  • Apr 25 Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Apr 26 Richard Mitchell, American professor and author (The Underground Grammarian), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Apr 27 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved shoplift scandal, born in Smychka (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer (Kakadu), born in Launceston, Tasmania (d. 2014)
  • Apr 29 Vaclav Kucera, Czech composer (Concierto imaginativo Homenaje a Salvador Dalí), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • Apr 29 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • Apr 29 [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)
  • Apr 29 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)

  • Apr 29 Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican American congo drummer (El Watusi), born in New York City (d. 2006)
  • May 1 Sonny James, [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • May 1 Sonny Ramadhin, West Indian cricket spin bowler (43 Tests, 158 wickets), born in St.Charles Village, Trinidad
  • May 2 Edward Levy, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • May 2 Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
  • May 2 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2014)
  • May 2 Link Wray, American rock guitarist, born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • May 3 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • May 3 Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and political activist, born in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India (d. 1994)

Person of interestAudrey Hepburn

May 4 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)

  • May 4 Sydney M. Lamb, American linguist (Stratificational grammar), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 5 John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • May 6 John P. Allen, American engineer, inventor and CEO (Biosphere 2), born in Carnegie, Oklahoma
  • May 6 John Taylor, British bishop (St Albans) and Lord High Almoner to Queen
  • May 6 Rosemary Camp, British archaeologist (Council for British Archaeology)
  • May 6 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 6 Hans Beck, German inventor of Playmobil toys, born in Greiz, Germany (d. 2009)
  • May 7 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • May 7 Sally L. Smith, American educator and founder (Lab School of Washington), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • May 7 Babe Parilli, American football player, born in Rochester, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • May 7 Gisèle Rabesahala, Malagasy politician (1st female minister) and human righter activist, born in Antananarivo, Magaascar (d. 2011)
  • May 8 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Otaru, Japan (d. 2007)
  • May 8 V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
  • May 8 Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • May 9 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 9 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2007)
  • May 10 Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • May 10 Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • May 11 Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
  • May 12 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 12 Sam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
  • May 14 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • May 14 Henry McGee, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), born in South Kensington, London (d. 2006)
  • May 14 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • May 15 Jack Flavell, cricketer (England pace bowler in 4 Tests 1961-64)
  • May 15 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • May 15 Frank Evans Heart, American computer engineer (worked on first routing computer for ARPANET, the Internet's predecessor), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • May 16 Adrienne Rich, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • May 16 John Conyers, American politician (Rep-D-MI, 1965-2017), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • May 16 Osmo Lindeman, Finnish composer (d. 1987)
  • May 16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • May 17 Raymond Hide, geophysicist
  • May 17 George Weinberg, American psychotherapist (coined "homophobia"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 17 John Davies, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; WR 200m breaststroke 2:34.4 1952), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2020)
  • May 18 Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
  • May 18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • May 18 Roger Matton, Canadian composer, born in Granby, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • May 19 Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
  • May 19 Michael Adamis, composer
  • May 19 John Stroger Chicago politician
  • May 20 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • May 21 Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
  • May 21 Paul Winslow, cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 v England 1955)
  • May 21 Robert Welch, English designer, silversmith (Robert Welch flatware), born in Hereford, England (d. 2000)

  • May 22 Asher Ben-Yohanan, Israeli composer, born in Kávala, Greece (d. 2015)
  • May 23 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • May 23 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • May 25 Beverly Sills [Belle Miriam Silverman], American operatic soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • May 25 David Sturtevant Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • May 25 Warren Frost, American actor (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • May 26 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2013)
  • May 28 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • May 28 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • May 29 Anthony Grant, British MP
  • May 29 Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster
  • May 29 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • May 30 Michael Mellinger, German actor (Goldfinger, The Bourne Identity), born in Kochel, Bavaria (d. 2004)
  • May 30 Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (Scott Hamilton, Patrick Chan, Tiffany Chin), born in Washington, D.C.. (d. 2014)
  • May 31 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), born in Homorodszentmárton, Romania (d. 1978)
  • May 31 Elaine Stewart, American actress and model (The Bad and the Beautiful, Take the High Ground), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • May 31 Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • Jun 1 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • Jun 2 Alcides Lanza, composer
  • Jun 2 Frederic Devreese, composer
  • Jun 2 Norton Juster, American author, architect and children's author (The Dot and the Line), born in New York City
  • Jun 2 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1952), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jun 3 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • Jun 3 Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Jun 4 Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece (2005-15), born in Ioannina, Greece
  • Jun 6 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2019)
  • Jun 6 Viktor Konetsky, Russian screenwriter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2002)
  • Jun 6 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), born in Jhelum, Punjab (d. 2005)

Person of interestJohn Turner

Jun 7 John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner

  • Jun 8 Earl Ferrers, 13th Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment) (d. 2012)
  • Jun 8 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 3 wickets), born in Bangalore, Mysore (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer (My Song), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • Jun 9 Keith Gardner, Jamaican athlete (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • Jun 9 Robert Badham, American politician (Rep-R-CA, 1977-89), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 James "Jim" McDivitt, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Vasile Herman, composer
  • Jun 10 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • Jun 10 Edward O Wilson, American sociobiologist, world’s leading authority on ants, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 11 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)

Person of interestAnne Frank

Jun 12 Anne Frank, Dutch Diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jun 12 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, born in Ealing, London (d. 1995)
  • Jun 12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India
  • Jun 13 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1989)
  • Jun 13 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Alan Davidson, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder), born in Lisarow, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 14 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jun 15 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, Australian piano player, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Jun 15 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • Jun 15 Nigel Pickering, American guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • Jun 16 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Jun 16 Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Jun 16 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside (d. 2015)
  • Jun 16 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 5th Emir of Kuwait (2006-present), Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces, born in Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Jun 17 Michael L. Strang, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Jun 17 Tigran Petrosian, Soviet Armenian world chess champion (1963-69), born in Tiflis, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 1984)
  • Jun 18 James Bishop, English editor (deputy editor of The Times), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • Jun 19 Thelma Barlow [Pigott], British actress (Mavis on Coronation Street, Dinnerladies), born in Middlesbrough, England

  • Jun 20 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 20 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 20 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico), born in London (d. 2012)
  • Jun 21 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist and composer, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • Jun 23 Dave King, Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
  • Jun 23 Henri Pousseur, Henri Pousseur, Belgian composer (Votre Faust), born in Malmedy, Liège, Belgium (d. 2009)

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

Jun 23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • Jun 25 Eric Carle, American designer, illustrator and author of children's books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jun 26 Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire (d. 2012)
  • Jun 26 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and 8th President of the Italian Republic (1985-92), born in Sassari, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2010)
  • Jun 26 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, born in Lancaster (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (founded New York Magazine, created the I ♥ NY" logo), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jun 27 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, born in Delphi, Indiana (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • Jun 29 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer, born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Jun 29 Pete George, American weightlifter (Olympic gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 29 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives, General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • Jun 30 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Jul 1 Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestImelda Marcos

Jul 2 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 John A. Cade, American politician
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, British diplomat and vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps) (d. 2017)

Person of interestAl Davis

Jul 4 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Jul 4 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Cramer, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Jul 4 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jul 5 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)

  • Jul 5 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jul 6 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • Jul 9 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'), born in Mannford, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Jul 9 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • Jul 10 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician (President of the Scottish National Party), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Prey, German baritone, born in Berlin (d. 1998)
  • Jul 14 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician