Famous People Born in 1931 (Part 3)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 668

  • Jul 18 "Papa" Dee Allen, American percussionist (War-World is a Ghetto), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1988)
  • Jul 20 Tony Marsh, English racing driver

Person of interestMarina Popovich

Jul 20 Marina Popovich, Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer and test pilot (102 world records), born in Leonenki, Smolensk Oblast, USSR, birth date uncertain (d. 2017)

  • Jul 21 Plas Johnson, American jazz musician (The Pink Panther Theme), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • Jul 21 Leon Schidlowsky, composer
  • Jul 22 Charles Huxtable, General commander (English ground armies)
  • Jul 22 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jul 23 Jan Torell, Limhamm Sweden, director (New Land, Emigrants)
  • Jul 23 Richard Searby, Australian lawyer and deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
  • Jul 23 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • Jul 23 Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen for 40 years, born in Waahi Marae, Huntly, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • Jul 23 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter, born in Waterloo, Quebec
  • Jul 24 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2018)
  • Jul 24 Éric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, born in Nantes, France (d. 1998)
  • Jul 25 Kees [Cornelis Pieter] van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • Jul 26 Takashi Ono, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, Japan

  • Jul 27 Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Jul 27 Khieu Samphan, Cambodian communist politician, born in Rumduol, Svay Rieng, French Protectorate of Cambodia
  • Jul 28 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • Jul 30 Joan Vohs, American model and actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina), born in St Albans, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jul 31 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist (Organ Grinder Swing), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 31 Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach, born in Pelham, New York
  • Aug 1 Lucien Blackwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Whitsett, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Aug 1 Monty Losowsky, British physician and medical educator, born in London
  • Aug 1 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Seán Ó Riada [John Reidy], Irish composer (Mise Éire), born in Cork City (d. 1971)
  • Aug 1 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Aug 2 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • Aug 2 Henryk Schiller, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 Philippa Schuyler, African-American child prodigy and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1967)
  • Aug 2 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Pierre DuMaine, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Aug 4 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • Aug 7 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
  • Aug 8 Jonathan Elkus, composer
  • Aug 9 Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 9 Chuck Essegian, American baseball player
  • Aug 10 Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • Aug 11 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), born in Kolkata (d. 1992)
  • Aug 12 William Goldman, author

  • Aug 13 Bernard Manning, British comedian, born in Ancoats, Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • Aug 13 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1944)
  • Aug 13 Roy Evans, British trade unionist and General Secretary (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation), born in Pontarddulais, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Aug 14 Frederic Raphael, writer (After the War, California Time)
  • Aug 14 Marylyn Roberts, librarian/founding member (WIC)
  • Aug 15 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
  • Aug 15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Forrest E. Mars Jr., Candy Manufacturer (Mars), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Aug 18 Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
  • Aug 18 Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
  • Aug 18 Dick White, English footballer
  • Aug 19 Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), born in Fabens, Texas (d. 2003)
  • Aug 20 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
  • Aug 20 Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles
  • Aug 21 Gregg Smith, choral conductor and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Hadley, American actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 23 Richard Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill, British chief of Defense, born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

Person of interestBarbara Eden

Aug 23 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • Aug 25 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 26 Dane Skerl, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana
  • Aug 26 Gordon Greig, journalist
  • Aug 26 Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
  • Aug 27 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru, born in Shakpura, British India (now Bangladesh) (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • Aug 28 John Perkins, Canadian singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 28 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 28 Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Aug 29 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, born in Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece (d. 2001)
  • Aug 29 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist, born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 30 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African-American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 30 John Leonard Swigert Jr., American astronaut (Apollo 13), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1982)

Person of interestJean Beliveau

Aug 31 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Aug 31 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Sep 1 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer (King of the Road), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Sep 1 Matthew J Rinaldo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1973- )
  • Sep 1 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), born in Carnforth, North Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Sep 2 Alan K Simpson, minority whip (Sen-R-WY, 1979- )
  • Sep 2 Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
  • Sep 3 Dick Motta, American NBA coach (856 wins, Its not over 'til the fat lady sings), born in Midvale, Utah
  • Sep 3 Rudolf Kelterborn, Swiss musician and composer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Sep 3 Albert DeSalvo, American criminal (The Boston Strangler), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • Sep 4 Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 5 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2018)
  • Sep 6 Sander Levin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 7 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (Marquette), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Sep 7 Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer, born in Ħamrun, Malta (d. 2009)
  • Sep 8 John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)
  • Sep 10 Philip Baker Hall, American actor (Secret Honor, Hard Eight, Magnolia), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 11 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, born in Freudenberg, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Sep 12 George Jones, American country singer (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Sep 12 Sir Ian Holm, eminent English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien, King Lear), born in Goodmayes, Essex
  • Sep 12 Kristin Hunter, African-American author (God Bless the Child), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Barbara Bain, American actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 13 Marjorie Jackson, Australian sprinter (Olympic gold 1952) and 33rd Governor of South Australia, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • Sep 16 Jan Johansson, composer

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

Sep 17 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • Sep 19 Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), born in Lugoff, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Sep 19 Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Sep 19 Jean-Claude Carrière, French screenwriter and actor, who frequently collaborated with Luis Buñuel on his screen plays (Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Phantom of Liberty), born in Colombières-sur-Orb, France
  • Sep 20 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), born in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (d. 2006)
  • Sep 21 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Sep 22 Fay Weldon, British feminist
  • Sep 22 George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (d. 2003)
  • Sep 22 Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher
  • Sep 23 Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter
  • Sep 23 Gerald Stairs Merrithew, Canadian educator (d. 2004)
  • Sep 24 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Sep 24 Brian Glanville, English journalist and football writer, born in Hendon, London

  • Sep 24 Cardiss Collins, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Sep 25 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, born in Hackensack, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Sep 25 Manouchehr Atashi, Persian poet, born in Dashtestan, Iran (d. 2005)
  • Sep 26 Donald J. Pease, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • Sep 26 George Chambers, American rock bassist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Carthage, Mississippi
  • Sep 26 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman), born in Bombay, India (d. 1983)
  • Sep 27 Gerald Warner, deputy secretary (Cabinet Office)
  • Sep 27 Freddy Quinn, Austrian singer
  • Sep 28 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist

Person of interestAnita Ekberg

Sep 29 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2014)

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
  • Sep 29 E S Orr Ewing, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtown
  • Sep 29 Eddie Barth [Edward Bartholetti], American actor and voiceover artist nicknamed "Mr. Gravel" for his raspy vocals (Shaft, Simon & Simon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Sep 29 James Cronin, nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Sep 29 Joseph M. McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Sep 30 Angeline "Angie" Dickinson [Brown], American actress (Police Woman), born in Kulm, North Dakota
  • Sep 30 Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)
  • Oct 1 Reginald Hall, endocrinologist
  • Oct 1 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer

Person of interestGlenn Hall

Oct 3 Glenn Hall, National Hockey League goaltender (butterfly goalkeeping), born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • Oct 4 Basil D'Oliveira, cricketer (England all-rounder of late 60's)
  • Oct 4 Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
  • Oct 6 Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)

Person of interestDesmond Tutu

Oct 7 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Klerksdorp, Western Transvaal, South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Oct 9 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2017)
  • Oct 11 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Oct 12 Raoul Pleskow, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 13 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Oct 13 Janice Elliott, English novelist, born in Derby, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 13 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', born in Noeux-les-Mines (d. 2017)
  • Oct 14 Duško Gojković, Serbian trumpeter (Balkan Blue), born in Jajce, Bosnia
  • Oct 14 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Oct 14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1986)
  • Oct 15 A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician, 11th President of India (2002-07), born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • Oct 16 Charles W Colson, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Oct 16 Rosa Rosal [Florence Gayda], Filipino actress and humanitarian described as "original femme fatale of Philippine cinema", born in Manila, Philippine Islands
  • Oct 17 Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
  • Oct 18 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, Dutch Internal minister (1989-94)
  • Oct 19 Laszlo Kalmar, composer
  • Oct 19 John le Carré, English novelist
  • Oct 20 Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire

Person of interestMickey Mantle

Oct 20 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma (d. 1995)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Oct 21 Jim Parks, cricketer (England batsman-keeper in 46 Tests 1954-68)
  • Oct 21 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2011)
  • Oct 22 Hikaru Hayashi, composer
  • Oct 23 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), born in Swindon, Wiltshire (d. 1984)
  • Oct 23 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • Oct 24 Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • Oct 25 Annie Girardot, French actress (Three Rooms in Manhattan, Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • Oct 25 Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Lambeg, Ireland
  • Oct 26 Hank Garrett, American actor and comedian (Car 54 Where Are You?), born in Monticello, New York
  • Oct 27 David Bryant, English world champion bowler, born in Clevedon, North Somerset, England
  • Oct 27 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian feminist writer and activist, born in Kafr Tahla, Egypt
  • Oct 29 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni, Ulysses, Sciuscià), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
  • Oct 30 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Mr Terrific), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Oct 30 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1967)
  • Oct 31 Daniel "Dan" Rather, American news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes), born in Wharton, Texas
  • Oct 31 David Lumsdaine, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Nov 2 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 Monica Vitti [Ceciarelli], Italian actress (Tigers in Lipstick), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 3 Joan Kenmore, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Yon Hyong-muk, North Korean politician (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • Nov 4 Bernard Francis Law, disgraced American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1982-2002), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 2017
  • Nov 5 Ike Turner, Miss, AKA Mr Tina Turner!, guitarist (A Fool in Love)
  • Nov 6 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Nov 6 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1982)
  • Nov 6 Peter Collins, English race car driver, born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (d. 1958)
  • Nov 7 Gerald Humel, composer
  • Nov 8 Morley Safer, Canadian American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2016)
  • Nov 9 Tommy Greenhough, English cricketer (English leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1959-60), born in Rochdale, Lancashire (d. 2009)
  • Nov 9 Whitey Herzog, American baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals), born in New Athens, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Toma Prosev, Macedonian composer, born in Skopje
  • Nov 11 Fortney H [Pete] Stark, (Rep-D-CA, 1973- )
  • Nov 12 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Nov 12 Norman Y Mineta, (Rep-R-CA, 1975- )
  • Nov 13 Anthony Jacobs, English businessman and industrialist (BSM)
  • Nov 13 Joan Lestor, British Labour politician (d. 1998)
  • Nov 13 John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)
  • Nov 13 Andrée Lachapelle, French-Canadian actress (The Last Escape), born in Canada
  • Nov 14 Claudia Jane Archibald, parapsychologist
  • Nov 14 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 15 Jan Terlouw, Dutch politician (D-66) and author (Winters in Wartime)
  • Nov 15 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Nov 15 Mwai Kibaki, Kenyan politician, President of Kenya (2002-13), born in Gatuyaini, Kenya
  • Nov 15 Pascal Lissouba, Congo politician
  • Nov 16 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 16 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • Nov 16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician