On This Day

Famous People Born in 1933

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 689

  • Jan 1 James A. Abrahamson, American Air Force general and astronaut
  • Jan 1 Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), born in Leicester, England (d. 1967)
  • Jan 1 Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • Jan 1 Ford Konno, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m, 4x200m freestyle 1952; WR 200m freestyle 2:03.9, 400m freestyle 4:26.7), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 1 Bo Linde, Swedish neo-classical composer, born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 1970)
  • Jan 2 Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 2 Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  • Jan 4 Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • Jan 4 Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
  • Jan 6 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian, born in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Jan 6 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Jan 7 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 7 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), born in Streetly, England (d. 2018)
  • Jan 8 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Jean-Marie Straub, French director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach), born in Metz, France
  • Jan 9 Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY, 1978-83), born on Roosevelt Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 9 Sonia Garmers, Curaçao writer (Dear Queen), born in Curaçao
  • Jan 9 Wilbur Smith, Zambian novelist (War Cry, River God), born in Kabwe, Zambia
  • Jan 10 Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Jan 10 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64), born in Newton Abbot, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 11 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry; "I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes"), born in Karnes County, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Jan 12 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • Jan 13 Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian-British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl.)
  • Jan 13 Ron Goulart, American sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)
  • Jan 13 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 14 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Jan 15 Ernest J. Gaines, African-American author, born in Oscar, Louisiana
  • Jan 16 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3), born in Udomlya, Russia (d. 2003)

Susan Sontag

Jan 16 Susan Sontag, American author & film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

  • Jan 17 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
  • Jan 17 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 17 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1987)
  • Jan 17 Sheree North [Dawn Bethel], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jan 18 John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom

Ray Dolby

Jan 18 Ray Dolby, American engineer, sound expert, and inventor (Dolby noise reduction system), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

  • Jan 18 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • Jan 18 Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), born in Le Bardo, Tunisia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 18 Vernon Garrett, American soul and blues singer ("I'm at the Crossroad"; "Without You"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 21 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), born in Ashford, Middlesex (d. 2014)
  • Jan 21 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • Jan 21 William Wrigley III, American chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
  • Jan 21 Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Jean-Louis Viale, French jazz drummer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1984)
  • Jan 23 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story; Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 23 Joel Spiegelman, American composer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 24 Zeke Carey, American doo-wop and R&B singer (The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • Jan 25 Antonis Georgiadis, Greek soccer manager (Greece, South Africa; AEK Athens, Olympiacos), born in Drama, Greece (d. 2020)
  • Jan 26 Ercole Baldini, Italian road cyclist (Olympic gold road race 1956; Giro d'Italia 1958; Road Race World C'ships gold 1958), born in Villanova di Forlì, Italy
  • Jan 27 Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
  • Jan 29 Sacha Distel, French singer ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • Jan 29 Ron Townson, American rock vocalist (The 5th Dimension - "Up, Up And Away"), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 A. C. Alston, bibliographer
  • Jan 29 Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
  • Jan 29 Wolfgang Gönnenwein, German choral director and educator, and artistic director (Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, 1972-2004) born in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Jan 30 Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 30 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
  • Jan 31 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), born in Corleone, Sicily (d.2016)
  • Feb 1 Reynolds Price, American writer (Strengthened by a Pale Green Light)
  • Feb 1 Sadao Watanabe, Japanese jazz and bossa nova saxophonist, and flute player, born in Utsunomiya, Japan
  • Feb 2 Than Shwe, ruler of Myanmar
  • Feb 2 Tony Jay, British-American stage, screen, and voice actor (Twins; The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • Feb 3 Paul Sarbanes, American politician (Senator-D-MD, 1977-2007, sponsored Sarbanes–Oxley Act), born in Salisbury, Maryland (d. 2020)
  • Feb 5 Jorn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
  • Feb 5 Nick Georgiade, American actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Feb 6 Leslie Crowther, English comedian & television presenter, born in West Bridgford, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Feb 6 Walter E Fauntroy, American pastor & politician (Rep-D-DC, 1971- ), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 7 John Anderton, English footballer
  • Feb 8 Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano (Ilya-Idomeneo), born in Rotterdam, Holland
  • Feb 9 Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Feb 9 Jo Ann Prentice, American golfer (6 LPGA titles, US Open runner-up 1962), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 9 Charles Williams, Lord Williams of Elvel
  • Feb 9 Maria Dybbro, Danish jazz saxophonist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Feb 10 Don Wilson, American rock guitarist (The Ventures - "Hawaii 5-0 Theme"; "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2022)
  • Feb 11 Mildred Sampson, New Zealand distance runner (world marathon record 3:19:33 1964), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 12 Costa-Gavras, director
  • Feb 12 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 12 Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)
  • Feb 13 Caroline Blakiston, actress (At Bertram's Hotel)
  • Feb 13 Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1969)
  • Feb 13 Kim Novak [Marilyn], American actress (Vertigo, Of Human Bondage), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 13 Paul Biya, Cameroon politician, President of Cameroon (1982- ), born in Mvomeka'a, Cameroon
  • Feb 14 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • Feb 14 Evelyn Ebsworth, Vice-Chancellor (Durham U), born in Richmond, United Kingdom (d. 2015)
  • Feb 14 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", born in Delhi, India (d. 1969)
  • Feb 14 Richard "Dick" Yarmy, American actor (Get Smart, Arnie, Bone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 14 Bertram Turetzky, American classical, jazz, klezmer double bassist, composer, pedagogue, and author (The Contemporary Contrabass) born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Feb 15 Adolfo, Cardones Cuba, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
  • Feb 16 Elbert Dubenion, American football wide receiver and running back (AFL All Star 1964; Buffalo Bills), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Feb 17 Craig Thomas, American politician (Rep-R-Wyoming)
  • Feb 18 Sir Bobby Robson, English soccer forward, coach (20 caps; England manager 1982-90), born in Sacriston, County Durham (d. 2009)
  • Feb 18 Elly Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano
  • Feb 18 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way) (d. 1975), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Yoko Ono

Feb 18 Yoko Ono Lennon, Japanese artist, poet, singer, and second wife of John Lennon born in Tokyo, Empire of Japan

  • Feb 20 Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
  • Feb 20 Charles Kynard, American soul, jazz, and funk Hammond B-3 organ player ("Reelin' With The Feelin'"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Feb 20 Jan Henrik Kayser, Norwegian concert pianist (Grieg Prize, 1978), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 2016)

Nina Simone

Feb 21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

  • Feb 21 Bob Rafelson, American film director, screenwriter and producer (Five Easy Pieces; The Monkees), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 22 Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, Duchess of Kent, born in Hovingham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 22 Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22 Bobby Smith, English soccer centre forward (15 caps; Tottenham Hotspur 271 games, 176 goals), born in Lingdale, England
  • Feb 22 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL /high speed internet technology), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 23 Donna J. Stone, American poet (Wielder of Words), born in Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Feb 23 Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • Feb 24 Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher
  • Feb 24 David "Fathead" Newman, American jazz saxophonist (Ray Charles - "The Right Time"), born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Feb 26 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Feb 26 James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 27 Edward Lucie-Smith, British poet and poetry critic, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Feb 27 Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
  • Feb 27 Malcolm Wallop, American politician (Sen-R-WY, 1977–1995), born in New York City (d. 2011)
  • Feb 27 Raymond Berry, American NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Feb 28 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • Feb 28 Miro Steržaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
  • Feb 28 Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
  • Feb 28 Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956, 60), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Mar 1 Istvan Lang, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest
  • Mar 1 Joan Hackett, American stage and screen actress (Will Penny; Only When I Laugh; Mourning Becomes Electra), born in East Harlem, NYC (d. 1983)
  • Mar 1 Myrlie Evers, American politician and commissioner (LA Board of Public works)
  • Mar 3 Lee Radziwell Ross, American princess (Jackie O's sister), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 3 Marco Antonio Muñoz, Mexican Latin pop singer (Que Murmurmen; Escandallo), and actor (Sinful), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Mar 3 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Mar 4 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch jazz singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Mar 4 John Mills, British sculptor, born in London, England
  • Mar 4 Nino Vaccarella, Italian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1964; 12 Hours of Sebring 1970), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Mar 5 Norbert Linke, German composer
  • Mar 5 Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (World Senior Champion 1995), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2018)
  • Mar 5 İsmail Ogan, Turkish freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 78kg 1964, silver 1960), born in Macun, Turkey (d. 2022)
  • Mar 6 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, English folk musician and composer
  • Mar 6 Heiko Wierenga, Dutch soc-dem mayor of Enschede (1977-94)
  • Mar 6 Kim Elgie, South African cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • Mar 6 William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)
  • Mar 6 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Mar 7 Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 8 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, born in Kilgore, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Mar 9 Lloyd Price, American R&B singer ("Lawdy Miss Clawdy"; "Stagger Lee"; "Personality"), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2021) [1]
  • Mar 9 W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Mar 9 Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 9 Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)
  • Mar 10 Bernadetta Matuszczak, Polish composer (Diary of a Fool; Apocalypsis According to St. John), born in Toruń, Poland (d. 2021)
  • Mar 10 Ralph Emery, American country music DJ and television host (Nashville Now), born in McEwen, Tennessee (d. 2022)
  • Mar 11 Terry J Hatter Jr, American judge in California
  • Mar 11 Saïd Amara, Algerian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Strasbourg, Béziers, Bordeaux) and manager (Algeria), born in Saïda, Algeria (d. 2020)
  • Mar 12 Barbara Feldon, American actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 13 Frank H. Murkowski, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1981-2002; Governor of Alaska, 2002-06), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 13 Mike Stoller, American composer (Lieber & Stoller - Hound Dog; Charlie Brown; Jailhouse Rock; Ben E. King - Stand By Me), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York
  • Mar 13 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), born in Florence County, South Carolina (d. 1991)
  • Mar 13 Gloria McMillan, American radio and television actress (Our Miss Brooks - "Harriet"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2022)

Michael Caine

Mar 14 Michael Caine [Maurice J. Micklewhite], English actor (Alfie), born in London, England

Quincy Jones Jr

Mar 14 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Mar 14 René Felber, Swiss politician (Federal Council, 1987-93; President, 1992), born in Bienne, Switzerland (d. 2020)
  • Mar 15 Cecil Percival Taylor, American pianist and poet (University of Wisconsin)
  • Mar 15 Ronald Roseman, American composer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mar 15 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurist and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993-2020), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)

  • Mar 16 Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
  • Mar 17 Penelope Lively, British writer (Moon Tiger, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Mar 17 Myrlie Evers-Williams, American civil rights activist (NAACP chair), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Mar 18 Unita Blackwell, 1st African American mayor in Mississippi
  • Mar 18 Dayton "Bones" Howe, American record producer and sound engineer (The 5th Dimension; The Association; Tom Waits), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 19 Philip Roth, American novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 19 Renee Taylor [Wexler], American actress (Jack Paar Show; The Nanny - "Sylvia"), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 20 Jacquez Guyonnet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mar 20 George Altman, American MLB player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Mar 20 Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • Mar 20 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league hooker, captain and coach (25 Tests; St. George), born in Bogan Gate, New South Wales (d. 2013)
  • Mar 21 John Hall, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 21 Michael Heseltine, UK Secretary of State for Defence (1986)/MP
  • Mar 22 J. P. McCarthy, American radio personality (WJR Detroit), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Mar 22 Buddy MacKay, American politician (Rep-D-FL, 1983-89), Governor of Florida for 24 days, born in Ocala, Florida
  • Mar 22 Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian politician, President of Iran (1980-81), born in Hamadan, Iran
  • Mar 22 Michel Hidalgo, French soccer midfielder (1 cap; Monaco) and manager (France 1976-84; UEFA Euro 1984), born in Leffrinckoucke, France (d. 2020)
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • Mar 23 Monique van Vooren, Belgian actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • Mar 23 Norman Bailey, British operatic bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman), in Birmingham, England
  • Mar 23 Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1956; World C'ship gold 1953-56), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Mar 23 Norman Yemm, Australian actor (Oklahoma!), born in Elsternwick, Australia (d. 2015)
  • Mar 23 Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
  • Mar 23 Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • Mar 24 David Harries, Welsh composer (Epithalamium), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Mar 27 Frank Taylor, Chief Constable (Durham)
  • Mar 28 Vincente "Tete" Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1997)
  • Mar 28 Li Xueqin, Chinese eminent historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer, born in Beijing, China (d. 2019)
  • Mar 29 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet (Quand nous serons heureux - When we are happy), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 30 Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian actor and director (Églantine, Circle of Love, Cousins), born in Aumale, Algeria (d. 2007)
  • Mar 30 Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • Mar 31 Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
  • Mar 31 Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
  • Apr 1 Dan Flavin, American minimalist sculptor, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Apr 1 Stan Weston, US toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 1 Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (Olympic gold high jump for Soviet Union 1960), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Apr 3 Bob Dornan, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 3 Rod Funseth, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1978), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1985) [1]
  • Apr 4 Frits Bolkestein, Dutch politician (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 4 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • Apr 4 Seoirse Bodley, Irish composer and professor of music (University College Dublin), born in Dublin

About 1933

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Jan 25), Rooster (Jan 26 - Dec 31)