On This Day

Famous People Born in 1931 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 692

  • Apr 6 Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes, The Final War of Olly Winter), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Apr 6 Joan Carlyle, British soprano
  • Apr 7 Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblower (Pentagon Papers)/patriot
  • Apr 7 Donald Barthelme, American writer (Snow White, Sadness), born in Philadelphia, Pa (d. 1989)
  • Apr 8 John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • Apr 9 Bill Gilbert, sports author (They Also Served, Big E), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 9 Martin Rogers, director (Farmington Institute for Christian Studies)
  • Apr 9 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (26th Premier of New Brunswick), born in Hartland, New Brunswick (d. 1991)
  • Apr 10 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet and playwright, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • Apr 11 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2010)
  • Apr 11 Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer and conductor, born in Tokyo
  • Apr 12 Martin Boykan, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter, born in Moscow (d. 1995)
  • Apr 13 Beverley Cross, English playwright, born in London
  • Apr 13 Jon Stone, American director and co-creator of Sesame Street, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • Apr 13 Daniel "Dan" Gurney, American race-car driver, coach and team owner (All American Racers), born in Port Jefferson, New York (d. 2018)

  • Apr 14 John Clarke, American actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Apr 14 Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 15 Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 15 Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature - 2011), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • Apr 16 Piet de Visser, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • Apr 17 John Bartlett, Australian tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain), born in Woonona, New South Wales
  • Apr 17 John Chalstrey, 668th Lord Mayor of London
  • Apr 17 Joyce Molyneux, British chef and author
  • Apr 17 Ruth Etchells, English poet and principal (St John's College-Durham), born in Liverpool
  • Apr 18 Klas Lestander, Swedish 20K biathlon (Olympic gold 1960), born in Arjeplog, Sweden
  • Apr 19 Alex Webster, American football coach (NY Giants), born in Kearney, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Apr 19 Denis Henry, British High Court judge, born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 2010)
  • Apr 19 Garfield Morgan, British actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 2009)
  • Apr 19 Kobie Coetsee, South African Minister of Defense (1993-94) and Minister of Justice (1980-93), born in Ladybrand, South Africa (d. 2000)
  • Apr 19 Walter Stewart, Canadian writer and journalist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • Apr 20 Lee H. Hamilton, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Apr 21 Morgan Wootten, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (46 seasons DeMatha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, Maryland; National C'ships 1962, 65, 68, 78, 84), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • Apr 22 Henk Gortzak [Hendricus Gortzak], Dutch carpenter and politician (CPN/PSP), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Bruce Dickson, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1952), born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Apr 22 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet), born in London

  • Apr 22 Simon "Siem" Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries), born in Beemster, Noord-Holland (d. 1985)
  • Apr 24 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art), born in Norwood London, England
  • Apr 25 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), born in Hendon, London (d. 2017)
  • Apr 25 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), born in Moscow (d. 1980)
  • Apr 27 Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist, son of David Oistrach, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Apr 27 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1969)
  • Apr 27 Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), born in Campti, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Apr 29 Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 28)
  • Apr 29 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, born in Glasgow (d. 2002)
  • Apr 29 William Ball, American actor, director and founder of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Apr 29 Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
  • Apr 30 Bill Clay, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 2 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), born in Pipestone, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • May 2 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz organist (Misty), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • May 3 Joe Layton, American director and choreographer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • May 3 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • May 4 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (USSR State Radio), born in Moscow, Russia
  • May 4 Thomas Stuttaford, British doctor and medical columnist (The Times), born in Norfolk, England
  • May 5 Greg [Michel Régnier], Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon), born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • May 6 Marvin Leath, American politician ( Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 11th district), born in Henderson, Texas (d. 2000)

Person of interestWillie Mays

May 6 Willie Mays, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (24 x MLB All Star; 12 x Gold Glove Award; 660 career HRs, NL MVP 1954, 65; SF Giants, NY Mets), born in Westfield, Alabama

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 7 Gene Wolfe, American sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete), born in NYC, New York
  • May 7 Nel Ginjaar-Maas, Dutch under-secretary of Education (VVD), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • May 7 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Charles M.Wilson, Canadian organist and composer (The Angels Of The Earth), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • May 9 Alistair MacFarlane, Engineer and principal (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • May 9 Vance DeVoe Brand, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35), born in Longmont, Colorado
  • May 10 Lord Michael Mustill, of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 10 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), born in Trevico, Campania (d. 2016)
  • May 11 Stephen Smalley, rev/dean (Chester)
  • May 12 Johan Fleerackers, Flemish vice-president of Dutch One
  • May 13 Eileen Diss, theatrical designer (August, Secret Places, Betrayal)

Person of interestJim Jones

May 13 Jim Jones, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre), born in Randolph County, Indiana (d. 1978)

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones
  • May 13 Sydney Lipworth, CEO (Monopolies & Mergers Commission)
  • May 13 William Utting, chief inspector (British Social Services)
  • May 14 Alvin Augustus Lucier Jr, composer
  • May 15 F Korthals Altes, Dutch minister of Justice (VVD)
  • May 15 Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2013)
  • May 16 Donald James Martino, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • May 16 Jack Dodson, American actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • May 16 Lowell P Weicker, American politician (Sen-R-CT, (1971-88), Governor of Connecticut), born in Paris, France
  • May 16 Peter Levi, poet/writer
  • May 16 Denise Filiatrault, French-Canadian actress and director (The Plouffe Family), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 16 Natwar Singh, Indian politician
  • May 16 Hana Brady, Jewish Czech Holocaust victim (Hanna's Suitcase), born in Prague (d. 1944)
  • May 17 [Walter] Dewey Redman, American jazz saxophonist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2006)
  • May 18 Robert Morse, American singer and actor (Mad Men, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • May 18 Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • May 19 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter
  • May 19 Ruben Radica, composer
  • May 19 Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor
  • May 19 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
  • May 20 Chiharu Igaya, Japan, slalom (Olympic silver 1956)
  • May 20 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • May 21 Desmond Wilcox, broadcaster

  • May 21 George Vassiliou, president of Cyprus (1988-93)
  • May 23 Barbara Barrie [Berman], American actress and author (Breaking Away, Barney Miller), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 24 Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), born in Paris, France
  • May 24 Donald Phelps, American actor (Ghost Ship), born in Indiana (d. 1993)
  • May 25 John Gabriel [Jack Monkarsh], American actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • May 25 Aili Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • May 26 Jim Frey, American MLB manager (Kansas City Royals, American League C'ship 1980; Chicago Cubs), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • May 27 Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)
  • May 27 John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
  • May 27 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), born in Florence, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • May 27 Veroslav Neumann, composer
  • May 27 James Wilson, criminologist ('Zero Tolerance' policing), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • May 28 Carroll Baker, American actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • May 28 Peter Talbot Westergaard, American composer and educator, born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • May 28 Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
  • May 28 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • May 31 John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
  • May 31 Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano (Cassandra-Les Troyens), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 31 Steve Horn, (Rep-R-California)
  • May 31 Huby Heard, singer-songwriter (The God Squad), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Jun 1 Walter Horak, Austrian soccer striker (13 caps; Wiener Sport Club, Sochaux), born in Marchegg, Austria (d. 2019)
  • Jun 1 Hal Smith, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1957, 59²; St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Barling, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • Jun 2 Larry Jackson, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Françoise Arnoul, French actress and composer (French Cancan, Jacko & Lise), born in Constantine, France

Person of interestRaúl Castro

Jun 3 Raúl Castro, 18th President of Cuba (2008-) and former revolutionary, born in Biran, Holguin, Cuba

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • Jun 3 Lindy Remigino, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1952), born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 4 César Bolaños, Peruvian musician and composer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 2012)
  • Jun 5 Jacques Demy, French director (Lola, Magic Donkey)
  • Jun 5 John Dellow, commissioner (London Metropolitan Police)
  • Jun 5 Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher

  • Jun 6 Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist, The Liberace of the Harp, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jun 7 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1987)
  • Jun 7 Virginia McKenna, British actress (Born Free, Chosen, Lions are Free, Simba), born in Marylebone, London
  • Jun 7 Malcolm Morley, English-American painter, born in London (d. 2018)
  • Jun 7 David Driskell, American artist and champion of African American art, born in Eatonton, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Jun 8 Ivan V. Lalić, Serbian poet, born in Belgrade (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 Leo Nichols, businessman, honorary consul and longtime friend of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 June Thorburn, British actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1967)
  • Jun 9 Bill Virdon, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (NL Rookie of the Year 1955; World Series 1960; Gold Glove 1962), born in Hazel Park, Michigan
  • Jun 9 Jackie Mason, American comedian (World According to Me, Chicken Soup), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Jun 9 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 10 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) born in Juazeiro, Bahia (d. 2019)
  • Jun 11 Kenneth Cameron, Baron Cameron of Lochbroom, Scottish judge, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jun 11 Audrey Schuh, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 12 Barbara Hillary, American adventurer, 1st black woman to reach the North Pole, born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • Jun 13 Lachlan Macleay, USAF colonel and astronaut, born in Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 13 Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 14 Marla Gibbs [Margaret Theresa Bradley], American comedian and actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 15 Bernice Gera, first woman umpire in US pro baseball, born in Ernest, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Jun 16 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader
  • Jun 16 Ivo Petric, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • Jun 16 Robert Freeman Smith, American politician (Rep-R-Oregon), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 17 John Baldessari, American artist, born in National City, California
  • Jun 18 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian politician and sociologist, President of Brazil (1995 - 2002), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 20 Arne Nordheim, Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
  • Jun 20 James Tolkan, American actor (Weekend War, Leap of Faith), born in Calumet, Michigan
  • Jun 20 Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American actress (Man Equals Man, Moonstruck, Cemetery Club), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Jun 20 Richard Southwood, zoologist/chancellor (Oxford University)
  • Jun 21 Lawrence K Grossman, American news president (PBS, NBC-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 21 Margaret Heckler, American politician (15th U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

  • Jun 21 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), born in Syracuse, Sicily (d. 2016)
  • Jun 22 Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-98), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Teruyuki Okazaki, Japanese karate master (10th degree black belt Shotokan Karate; founder International Shotokan Karate Federation), born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 2020)
  • Jun 23 Urs Jaeggi, Swiss sociologist and writer, born in Solothurn, Switzerland
  • Jun 24 Billy Casper, American golfer (US Open 1959, 66; US Masters 1970), born in San Diego, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 24 Leslie Cochran, peace activist and police critic, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Jun 25 V.P. [Vishwanath Pratap] Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 2008)
  • Jun 26 Colin Wilson, English author (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 26 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • Jun 27 Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer, born in Postojna, Slovenia (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American CEO (Seagrams, Montreal Expos) and philanthropist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 27 Ryszard Kwiatkowski, Polish composer (Polyphonic Music), born in Jaranów, Włocławek, Poland (d. 1993)
  • Jun 27 Eddie Kasko, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1961, 1961²; Cincinnati Reds) and manager (Boston Red Sox), born in Linden, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jun 27 Grant Weatherstone, Scotland rugby union winger (16 caps; Edinburgh District), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Jun 28 Junior Johnson, American auto racer and team owner (Daytona 500 1960; NASCAR Hall of Fame), born in Wilkes County, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • Jun 28 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Oekene, Belgium (d. 1995)
  • Jun 29 Ed Gilbert, American actor (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Jun 30 James Loughran, British conductor, born in Glasgow
  • Jun 30 Hans Gruijters, Dutch mayor (co-founder of D66-Lelystad), born in Helmond, Netherlands
  • Jun 30 Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, born in Antwerp (d. 2005)
  • Jul 1 Leslie Caron, French-American actress (Gigi, Father Goose), born in Boulogne-Biliancourt, Seine
  • Jul 2 Robert Ito, Canadian-born actor (Sam-Quincy ME), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 2 Frank Williams, English actor (Dad's Army), born in London, England
  • Jul 3 Andres Burnier [Catharina Irma Dessaur], Dutch criminologist and author (Jongensuur), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Jul 4 Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur), born in Glengormley, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (d. 1977)
  • Jul 4 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), born in Hereford, England (d. 2017)
  • Jul 4 Rick Casares, American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • Jul 5 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, Irish American gangster (inspiration for Jimmy Conway character in Goodfellas), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Jul 5 Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice, 1st permanent black judge on South African Supreme Court, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 2000)
  • Jul 6 Donal Donnelly, Irish actor (The Godfather: Part III, Dead), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2010)

  • Jul 6 Danny White, American singer and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Jul 6 Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 6 Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist (Birds of September, A Cat’s Diary), born in Kfeir, Lebanon (d. 2018)
  • Jul 6 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), born in Košice, Slovakia (d. 2018)
  • Jul 7 David Eddings, American sci-fi author (Belgariad, Malloreon)
  • Jul 7 Stanley Brock, American actor (UHF, Hard to Kill, Ivan-He's the Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 8 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)
  • Jul 8 Louis Ballard [Honganózhe], Native American composer and educator (The Four Moons), born near Quapaw, Oklahoma (d. 2007)

Person of interestRoone Arledge

Jul 8 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • Jul 10 Alice Munro, Canadian author (Dance of the Happy Shades) and Nobel laureate 2013, born in Wingham, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 10 Del Insko, harness racer (toothpick in mouth, 1969 money leader), born in Amboy, Minnesota
  • Jul 10 Julian May, American sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jul 10 Nick Adams [Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock], American actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • Jul 11 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jul 11 Hans Klein, politician
  • Jul 11 Herman de Vries, Dutch sculptor
  • Jul 11 Thurston Harris, American pop vocalist (The Sharps, Little Bitty Pretty One), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • Jul 11 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • Jul 12 André Laporte, Flemish composer, born in Oplinter, Tienen, Belgium