Famous People Born in 1929 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 745 of 745

  • Oct 19 Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), born in Haripur Khalsa, India (d. 2020)
  • Oct 19 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2012)
  • Oct 21 George Stinney, African-American wrongfully executed at 14 for murder, born in Pinewood, South Carolina (d. 1944)
  • Oct 21 Ursula K. Le Guin, American sci-fi author (The Left Hand of Darkness, Tombs of Atuan), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2018)
  • Oct 22 Giorgio Gaslini, Italian jazz pianist and composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Oct 22 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian soccer goalie, known as 'The Black Spider' (Dynamo Moscow, 1950-70), and namesake of FIFA award for best World Cup Finals goalkeeper, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 1990)
  • Oct 24 George Crumb, American composer (Pulitzer Prize, 1968 - Echoes of Time and the River; Vox Balaenae), and educator, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 2022) [1]
  • Oct 24 Hubert Aquin, French Canadian novelist, political activist and editor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Oct 24 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer and playwright (The Tied Up Balloon), born in Kalimanitza, Montana region, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • Oct 25 LaDell Andersen, American college basketball coach (Utah State, BYU), born in Malad City, Idaho (d. 2019)
  • Oct 25 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • Oct 25 Peter Rohmkorf, German writer, born in Dortmund, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Oct 25 Roger John Tayler, British astrophysicist (author of The Origin of the Chemical Elements), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1997)
  • Oct 26 Georgette Amowitz, French choreographer and educator, born in Paris, France (d. 2008)
  • Oct 26 Hans Peter Haller, German composer, born in Radolfzell, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Oct 26 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Oct 26 Roland Hemond, American baseball executive (GM Chicago White Sox 1970–85; Baltimore Orioles 1988–95), born in Central Falls, Rhode Island (d. 2021)
  • Oct 27 Bill George, American Pro Football HOF linebacker (8 × First-team All-Pro; 8 × Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Oct 27 Marino Iandiorio, Italian canned tomato pioneer, born in Naples (d. 1994)
  • Oct 28 Airline Falconer, 1st child born in aircraft, born in the skies above Miami, Florida
  • Oct 28 Dame Joan Plowright, British actress (Enchanted April, Brimstone & Treacle), born in Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • Oct 28 John Hollander, American poet and literary critic, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)
  • Oct 28 Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (The French Connection), born in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1988)
  • Oct 31 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It), born in Borgo Santa Lucia, Naples, Italy (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (World #3 1976-81; Pot Black 1972, 73, 80), born in Merewether, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Nov 1 Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1979-93), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Nov 1 Rudy Kousbroek, Dutch writer and literary (Leopold the Buch), born in Pematang Siantar, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies (d. 2010)
  • Nov 2 Amar Bose, American entrepreneur and academic (M.I.T., Bose Corporation), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Nov 2 Harold Farberman, American percussionist, conductor, and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nov 2 Milan Stibilj, Slovenian composer (Zoom; Apokatastasis - Slovene Requiem), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 2014)
  • Nov 2 Rachel Ames, American actress (Line Up, Audrey-Gen Hospital), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 4 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), born in Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (d. 1987)

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi (1929-2013)

Nov 4 Indian writer and mental calculator known as the "Human Computer", born in Bangalore, Mysore, British India

  • Nov 5 Lennart Johansson, Swedish soccer administrator (President Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990–2007), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • Nov 5 Ottmar "Otti" Fraai, Curacaos-Dutch operatic tenor, in Willemstad, Curaçao
  • Nov 7 Mervyn Burtch, Welsh composer (The Raven King) and educator, born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Nov 7 Ruggero Mastroianni, Italian film editor (Giulietta degli spiriti), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1996)
  • Nov 8 António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher, born in Tábua, Portugal
  • Nov 8 Bert Berns, American songwriter ("Twist And Shout"; "Piece Of My Heart"; "Hang On Sloopy") and producer ("Under The Boardwalk"; "Brown-Eyed Girl"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1967)
  • Nov 8 Bobby Bowden, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Florida State 1976-2009; National C'ship 1993, 99), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • Nov 8 Trevor McMahon, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (v India & Pak 1955-56), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 9 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian classical and popular music composer (Trumpet Concerto), born in Volgograd, Russia

Imre KertészImre Kertész (1929-2016)

Nov 9 Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, born in Budapest

  • Nov 9 Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist, born in Montréal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • Nov 9 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Nov 10 Marilyn Bergman (née Katz), American Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning lyricist, with husband Alan ("The Way We Were"; "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"; "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2022)
  • Nov 10 Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • Nov 10 W. E. B. Griffin [William Edmund Butterworth], American best-selling author (Clandestine Operations, The Lieutenants), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Nov 11 (Dolores) LaVern Baker [Evans], American blues vocalist ("I Cried a Tear"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Hans Magnus Enzensberger, German writer, born in Kaufbeuren, Germany
  • Nov 11 Olle Nygren, Swedish speedway rider (World Team Cup 1960; World C'ship 1954 3rd; World Longtrack C'ship 1961 runner-up), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2021)

Grace KellyGrace Kelly (1929-1982)

Nov 12 American actress (Rear Window) and Princess of Monaco, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Nov 12 Michael Ende, German fantasy and children's writer (The Neverending Story), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria (d. 1995)
  • Nov 13 Fred Phelps, American Baptist minister and civil rights attorney, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 14 Horst Janssen, German graphic artist and printmaker, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Nov 14 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • Nov 15 Ed Asner, American Emmy Award-winning actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Mr. Grant"; Lou Grant; Roots; Up), and activist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2021)
  • Nov 16 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • Nov 17 Edgar White, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Nov 17 Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
  • Nov 17 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
  • Nov 17 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Nov 18 Francisco Savín, Mexican conductor and composer (Quasar I), born in Mexico City (d. 2018)
  • Nov 18 William J. "Pete" Knight, American astronaut and test pilot (X-15), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • Nov 20 Don January, American golfer (PGA Championship 1967), born in Plainview Texas
  • Nov 20 Gabriel Ochoa Uribe, Colombian soccer manager (record 14 x league titles; Millonarios [6], Santa Fe [1], América de Cali [7]; Columbia), born in Sopetrán, Colombia (d. 2020)
  • Nov 20 Kenneth Schermerhorn, American conductor (American Ballet), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2005)
  • Nov 21 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator, born in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Nov 21 Marilyn French, American author (The Women's Room), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Nov 22 Aleksandar Popović, Serbian dramatist (d. 1996)
  • Nov 23 Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian Zionist writer, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 23 Maurice Flitcroft, British golfer known as "the world's worst golfer", born in Manchester, England
  • Nov 25 Jack Hogan [Richard Roland Benson Jr], American actor (Combat", "Adam 12", "Sierra"), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Nov 25 Theo Bruins, Dutch concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Nov 26 Betta St John [Betty Jean Striegler], American actress, singer and dancer (Dream Wife, Corridors of Blood), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Nov 26 Joyce McCartan, Irish peace campaigner, born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Lorraine Macleod, American dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun) (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian polka and Oberkrain ethnic accordionist, piano player and composers (Avsenik Brothers Ensemble), born in Begunje, Slovenia (d. 2015)
  • Nov 27 Billy Nair, South African union/SACP leader (20 yrs in Robbeneiland Prison)

Berry GordyBerry Gordy (93 years old)

Nov 28 Jr, American songwriter, producer and record company founder (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Nov 28 Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), born in Tyler, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Nov 29 Jackie Stallone, American astrologer and mother of Sylvester Stallone, born in Washington, D.C.

Dick ClarkDick Clark (1929-2012)

Nov 30 American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • Nov 30 Joan Ganz Cooney, founder of the Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dec 1 Alan Mouncer, British film director and producer (d. 1997)
  • Dec 1 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1997)
  • Dec 1 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Dec 1 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1991)
  • Dec 1 Leon Biriotti, Uruguayan composer and oboist, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2020)
  • Dec 2 Harvey Phillips, American tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), born in Aurora, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • Dec 2 Jaap Boersma, Dutch politician (Minister for Social Affairs (ARP)), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • Dec 2 Lowell North, American yachtsman (Olympic Gold 1968) and sailmaker (North Sails), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Dec 3 Clarence Ford, American jazz and R&B clarinet and saxophone player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • Dec 3 Paul Harris Turok, American composer, educator and music critic (Ragtime Caprice), born in New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 3 Werner Rackwitz, German opera director and musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), born in Breslau, Weimar Republic (d. 2014)
  • Dec 6 Alain Tanner, Swiss film director (Charles, Dead or Alive), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2022)
  • Dec 6 Frank Springer, American comics artist (The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 2009)
  • Dec 6 Mark Kopytman, composer, born in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
  • Dec 6 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Dec 6 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Get Smart "Shtarker"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dec 8 Ali Bongo [William Oliver Wallace], British comedy musician and magician (President of The Magic Circle - Shriek of Araby), born in England (d. 2009)
  • Dec 8 Goffredo Parise, Italian writer (Il padrone), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1986)

Bob HawkeBob Hawke (1929-2019)

Dec 9 Australian politician and 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1983-91), born in Bordertown, South Australia

  • Dec 9 John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Dec 9 Michel Fano, French composer (films of Alain Robbe-Grillet), born in Paris
  • Dec 11 Subhash "Fergie" Gupte, Indian cricket leg-spin bowler (36 Tests, 149 wickets, BB 9/102; Bombay, Bengal), born in Bombay, India (d. 2002)
  • Dec 12 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese jazz pianist and composer, born in Liaoyang, Manchuria, Republic of China

Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer (1929-2021)

Dec 13 Canadian Emmy, Tony, and Oscar winning actor (Sound of Music; Cyrano; Beginners), born in Toronto, Ontario [1]

  • Dec 14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Dec 15 Barry Harris, American bebop jazz pianist (Cannonball Adderly; Lee Morgan; "The Bird of Red and Gold"), and educator, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2021) [1]
  • Dec 15 Keith Andrew, English cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests; Northamptonshire CCC), born in Oldham, England (d. 2010)
  • Dec 16 Doug Ford, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's), born in Maryville, New South Wales
  • Dec 16 Ian Board, British barkeeper (the Colony Room), born in Devon (d. 1994)
  • Dec 16 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (Doctor Who, Incendiary), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2011)

William SafireWilliam Safire (1929-2009)

Dec 17 American political columnist (NY Times) and speech writer (Nixon), born in NYC, New York

  • Dec 18 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • Dec 19 Bob Brookmeyer, American jazz and studio pianist, valve trombone player, arranger, and composer (Stan Getz; Jerry Mulligan), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • Dec 19 Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
  • Dec 19 Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • Dec 20 Milan Panić, Serbian-American politician and humanitarian, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dec 21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer & teacher, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Dec 22 Dee Rowe, American college basketball coach (UConn Huskies men's team 1969-76; 103–78 [.569]), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Dec 22 Leonard "Red" Balaban, American jazz tuba and sousaphone player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013) [1]
  • Dec 22 Wazir Mohammad, Pakistan cricket batsman (20 Tests, 2 x 100; eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammad brothers), born in Junagadh, India
  • Dec 23 Charles R. Bentley, American pioneer of polar science, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)

Chet BakerChet Baker (1929-1988)

Dec 23 American Jazz Trumpeter and vocalist ("My Funny Valentine"), born in Yale, Oklahoma

  • Dec 23 Dick Weber, American ten-pin bowling pro (16, 300 games), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2005)
  • Dec 24 Noel DaCosta, Nigerian-Jamaican composer, born in Lagos, Nigeria (d. 2002)
  • Dec 25 Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, born in Shanghai (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Chris Kenner, R&B singer (I Like it Like That), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Dec 25 Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
  • Dec 26 Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
  • Dec 28 Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
  • Dec 28 Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president

Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk (1929-1970)

Dec 28 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Dec 29 Matt "Guitar" Murphy, American blues guitarist (Blues Brothers band), born in Sunflower, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Dec 30 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • Dec 30 Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)
  • Dec 31 Mies Bouman, Dutch television presenter (Open the Village), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Dec 31 Peter May, English cricket batsman (66 Tests, 4,537 @ 46.77, 13 x 100, 22 x 50; HS 285no; Surrey CCC), born in Reading, England (d. 1994)
  • Dec 31 Sidney Greenbaum, British scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1996)