On This Day

Famous People Born in 1931 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 692 of 692

  • 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 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, 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 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, American Jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • 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, composer
  • 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 Jaye P. Morgan, American pop singer, actress and game show panelist (Gong Show, Night Patrol), 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 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 25 Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker
  • Dec 26 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
  • 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], Dry Ridge Ky, singer (End of World)
  • 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)