On This Day

Famous People Born in 1931 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 730 of 730

  • 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 20 Zeke Bratkowski, American NFL quarterback and coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Oct 20 Jules Eskin, American cellist (Boston Symphony, 1964-2016), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 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, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), born in Swindon, Wiltshire (d. 1984)

Person of interestJim Bunning

Oct 23 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 x MLB All Star; perfect game 1964; no-hitter 1958; Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies) and politician (Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator Jim Bunning
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator
Jim Bunning
  • Oct 24 Sofia Gubaidulina, Tatar-Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen), born in Chistopol, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 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 27 David Bryant, English lawn bowler (World Outdoor C'ship singles 1966, 80, 88; 4 x C'wealth Games gold singles), born in Clevedon, England (d. 2020)
  • Oct 27 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian feminist writer and activist, born in Kafr Tahla, Egypt (d. 2021) [1]
  • Oct 29 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni, Ulysses, Sciuscià), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 David Wilson, British archaeologist and director of British Museum (1977-92), born in Dacre Banks, England
  • 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 ( Annotations of Auschwitz), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Nov 1 Arne Pedersen, Norwegian soccer inside forward (40 caps; Fredrikstad), born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 2013)
  • Nov 2 Phil Woods, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu"; Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are"), 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 Bernard Francis Law, Disgraced American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1982-2002), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 2017)
  • Nov 5 Ike Turner, American musician (Ike and Tine Turner - A Fool in Love), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2007)
  • 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 auto racer (British GP 1958), born in Kidderminster, England (d. 1958)
  • Nov 7 Gerald Humel, American composer (Universe), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Nov 8 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • Nov 8 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Ontario (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 10 Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Pete Stark, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1973-2013), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • 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, American folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 16 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist, born in Rapallo, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Nov 16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Nov 16 Frank Bolling, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1961–62²; Gold Glove Award 1958; Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • Nov 17 Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • Nov 21 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2003)
  • Nov 21 Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (one of the founders of Quantum electrochemistry), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1985)
  • Nov 23 Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • Nov 23 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • Nov 23 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, born in Tanuan, Batangas, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • Nov 25 Dickie Jeeps, English rugby international/chairman Sports Council
  • Nov 25 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Nov 26 Hank Garrett, American actor and comedian (Car 54 Where Are You?), born in Monticello, New York
  • Nov 26 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine painter and activist (1980 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 26 Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Archbishop of Utrecht (1983-2007), born in Lisse, Netherlands
  • Nov 26 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1952, 60), born in Vallonara di Marostica, Italy
  • Nov 27 Juan Guinjoan, Catalan composer and pianist, born in Riudoms, Spain (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Dervla Murphy, Irish travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule), born in Lismore, Ireland
  • Nov 28 Rinus Ferdinandusse, Dutch editor and author (Nude on Fence), born in Goes, Netherlands
  • Nov 28 Thomas Enders, German business executive and diplomat, born in Bruchertseifen, Germany
  • Nov 29 Frank T Mdlalose, KwaZulu minister of Internal minister
  • Nov 29 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), born in Fukagawa, Tokyo (d. 1997)
  • Nov 29 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)

Person of interestBill Walsh

Nov 30 Bill Walsh, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (San Francisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • Nov 30 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
  • Nov 30 Jack Ging, American actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Alva, Oklahoma
  • Nov 30 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 1 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • Dec 1 Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 2 Edwin Meese, American author and 75th United States Attorney General (1985-88), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 2 Masaaki Hatsumi, Japanese founder and head of the Bujinkan Organization, born in Noda, Chiba, Japan
  • Dec 2 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (Dizzy Gillespie; Miles Davis), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • Dec 3 Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Dec 3 [Mary] Jaye P. Morgan, American pop singer ("All I Want From You"), game show panelist (Gong Show), born in Mancos, Colorado
  • Dec 3 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German poet and author, born in Schwelm, Westphalia, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Dec 4 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey forward, coach, and executive (Stanley Cup 1952, 54-55, Detroit Red Wings 1,549 games, 1,281 points), born in Fort William, Ontario
  • Dec 4 Wally George, American conservative TV commentator, born in Oakland, California (d. 2003)
  • Dec 6 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), born in Bursa, Turkey (d. 1996)
  • Dec 8 Rudolf Komorous, Czech-born Canadian composer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 9 William Reynolds, American actor (The Gallant Men, All That Heaven Allows), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech director, actor and screenwriter (An Uncertain Season), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2010)
  • Dec 11 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian leader of the Rajneesh movement, born in Kuchwada Village, Raisen district, Bhopal State, British India (d. 1990)

Person of interestRita Moreno

Dec 11 Rita Moreno [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
  • Dec 11 Anne Heywood [Violet Pretty], British actress (The Fox) and "Miss Great Britain (1950), born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England
  • Dec 12 Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani, Iranian writer and journalist, born in Sirjan, Kerman (d. 1994)
  • Dec 14 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2002)
  • Dec 15 Evald Schorm, Czech film director (Courage for Every Day), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1988)

Person of interestTom Brookshier

Dec 16 Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 2010)

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier
  • Dec 16 Shelby Singleton, American record label owner and producer (Smash Records, Mercury Records), born in Waskom, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Dec 16 Kenneth Gilbert, Canadian harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and educator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • Dec 16 Karl Denver [Angus McKenzie], Scottish pop singer ("Never Say Goodbye"; "Wimoweh"), born in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dec 17 Yvonne Keuls [Bamberg], Dutch writer (Jan Rap & Co)
  • Dec 17 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • Dec 18 Gunnel Lindblom, Swedish actress (Hunger, Virgin Spring), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dec 18 Noel McGregor, cricketer (batted in 25 Tests for NZ 1955-65)
  • Dec 18 Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager - ABKCO (Sam Cooke; RollingStones, Beatles), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • Dec 18 Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)
  • Dec 18 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France (d. 2018)
  • Dec 20 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Dec 21 Caroline Kaart [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer, born in Blackness, United Kingdom
  • Dec 21 David Baker, American composer (Reflections) and educator, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Ronnie Schell, American comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World), born in Richmond, California
  • Dec 24 Jill Bennett, British actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle), born in Penang, Straits Settlements (d. 1990)
  • Dec 24 Mauricio Kagel, Argentine-German composer, born in Buenos Aires, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Dec 24 Erapheael “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Dec 25 Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker
  • Dec 26 Thomas Eden Binkley, American lutenist and early music scholar, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Dec 27 Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis), born in Gadsden, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Dec 27 Lê Khả Phiêu, Vietnamese leader, General Secretary (1997-2001), born in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam (d. 2020)
  • Dec 28 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Dec 28 Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
  • Dec 28 Guy Debord, situationist
  • Dec 28 John de Mol, Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
  • Dec 29 Prince Gu of Korea, Korean royalty, born in Tokyo Prefecture, Japan (d. 2005)
  • Dec 30 Charles A Bassett II, Captain USAF/astronaut, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 30 Richard Christ, writer
  • Dec 30 Skeeter Davis [Mary Penick], American country-pop singer-songwriter ("(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too"; "Set Him Free"; "The End Of The World"),, born in Dry Ridge, Kentucky (d. 2004)
  • Dec 30 Ike Skelton, US Congressman (Democrat: 1977-2011), born in Lexington, Missouri(d. 2013)
  • Dec 31 Bob Shaw, Northern Irish sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 31 Gil Mellé, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in New York City (d. 2004)