Famous People Born in 1936 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 781 of 781

  • Oct 1 Edward Villella, American ballet dancer (NYC Ballet, 1957-79), and artistic director (Miami City Ballet, 1985-2012), born in Bayside, Queens, New York
  • Oct 1 Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)
  • Oct 2 Dick Barnett, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1968; NBA C'ship 1970, 73 NY Knicks), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Oct 2 Ian McLachlan, Australian cricket batsman (Cambridge Uni & SA; 72 FC matches) and politician (45th Australian Defence Minister), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Oct 2 Johnnie Cochran, American attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Oct 2 Roger Sainsbury, Anglican Bishop of Barking
  • Oct 3 Steve Reich, American minimalist composer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 4 David Pithey, Rhodesian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests for South Africa), born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe (d. 2018)
  • Oct 4 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer
  • Oct 5 Annerose Schmidt [Boeck], East German concert pianist, and educator, born in Wittenberg, Germany

Václav HavelVáclav Havel (1936-2011)

Oct 5 Czech politician (President of Czechoslovakia, 1990-2, Czech Republic, 1993-2003), born in Prague

  • Oct 6 Anna Quayle, British actress (A Hard Day's Night, Stop the World - I want to Get Off), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2019)
  • Oct 6 Rob Touber [Robert J Noordervliet], cabaret director (Capers)
  • Oct 7 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Oct 7 Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Dauriya, Russia
  • Oct 8 Carman Moore, American composer, born in Lorain, Ohio
  • Oct 8 Peter Swan, English soccer defender (19 caps; Sheffield Wednesday, Bury), born in South Elmsall, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 8 Rona Barrett, American gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 9 Brian Blessed, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China), born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 10 Artie Dick, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's), born in Middlemarch, New Zealand
  • Oct 10 Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2007), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Oct 10 Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess (Wish You Were Here), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • Oct 11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • Oct 12 Tony Kubek, American baseball shortstop (MLB All-Star (1958, 59², 61, 61²; World Series 1958, 61, 62; NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 13 Cliff Gorman, American actor (Boys in the Band, Angel), born in Queens, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 13 Elizabeth Furse, American politician (first naturalized American born in Africa to win election to the United States Congress), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Oct 13 John Menzies, Scottish publisher and multi-millionaire
  • Oct 15 Kari Rydman, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Oct 16 Akira Machida, Japanese judge
  • Oct 16 Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet-Russian serial killer who murdered at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990, born in Yabluchne, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 1994)
  • Oct 16 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Oct 16 Peter Bowles, British actor (I, Claudius; Rumpole of the Bailey - "Featherstone"), born in London, England (d. 2022)
  • Oct 17 David Hobson, American politician (Rep-R-Ohio 1991-2009), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 17 Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
  • Oct 19 Dimitrios Stefanakos, Greek soccer defender (7 caps; Olympiacos FC), born in Kalamata, Greece (d. 2021)

James BevelJames Bevel (1936-2008)

Oct 19 American civil rights activist (Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Direct Action), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi

  • Oct 19 Johnetta Betsch Cole, educator/president (Spellman College)/(Sen-D-KY)
  • Oct 19 Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic", born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Oct 19 Tony Lo Bianco, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 20 Joanna Simon, American mezzo-soprano (1962-86), and Emmy Award-winning arts journalist (PBS, 1986-92), born in New York City (d. 2022) [1]
  • Oct 21 James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright (Butley)
  • Oct 22 John Blashford-Snell, British Army officer (founded Operation Raleigh), born in Hereford, England
  • Oct 22 Neville E Alexander, South african (10 years in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Oct 23 Barry Sinclair, New Zealand cricket batsman and captain (21 Tests, 3 x 100s; Wellington CA), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2022)
  • Oct 23 Philip Kaufman, American director (Right Stuff, Henry & June), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 24 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Oct 24 Bill Wyman, English rock and jazz bassist (Rolling Stones, 1962-93 - "Under My Thumb"), born in Lewisham, London
  • Oct 24 David Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), director, and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 24 Rainer Kunad, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Oct 25 Alan Smith, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • Oct 25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • Oct 26 Al Casey, American rock and session guitarist (Duane Eddy; The Wrecking Crew), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2006)
  • Oct 26 Bruce Belland, American singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Shelley Morrison, American actress (General Hospital, Will & Grace), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Oct 28 Carl Davis, American conductor and composer for silent films, born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 28 Charlie Daniels, American country-rock guitarist, fiddler, and singer ("Devil Went Down to Georgia"), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • Oct 28 Horst Antes, German painter and sculptor, born in Heppenheim, Germany
  • Oct 28 Ted Hawkins, American singer and guitarist ("The Next Hundred Years"), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Oct 29 Akiko Kojima, Japanese model (Miss Universe 1959 - 1st Japanese and Asian woman to win the title), born in Tokyo
  • Oct 30 Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), born in Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2005)

Michael LandonMichael Landon (1936-1991)

Oct 31 American actor (Bonanza - "Little Joe"; Little House on the Prairie - "Charles"; Highway to Heaven - "Jonathan"), born in Forest Hills, New York

  • Oct 31 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Zhuravka, Voronezh, Russia (d. 2008)
  • Nov 1 Eddie Colman, English soccer winger (Manchester United 85 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Salford, England (d. 1958)
  • Nov 1 [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R&B musician ("Shake a Tail Feather"; "Jailbait"), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • Nov 2 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1999)

Roy EmersonRoy Emerson (86 years old)

Nov 3 Australian tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Blackbutt, Queensland

  • Nov 4 Charles Kenneth "C K" Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Nov 4 Didier Ratsiraka, President of Madagascar (1975-93), born in Vatomandry, French Madagascar
  • Nov 5 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
  • Nov 5 Uwe Seeler, German soccer striker (72 caps West Germany; Hamburger SV 476 games, 404 goals), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2022)
  • Nov 5 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Nov 6 David Ward-Steinman, American composer, born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Nov 6 K. Schippers [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author (Een klok en profil), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 6 Mikhail Vladimirovich Sologub, Russian cosmonaut, born in Buguruslan, Orenburg Oblast (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 Al Attles, American NBA point guard and coach (SF/GS Warriors), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Nov 7 Jaap Stobbe, Dutch actor (Dageraad), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Claudio Bravo Camus, Chilean born painter, born in Valparaiso, Chile (d. 2011)
  • Nov 8 Edward George Gibson, American astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nov 8 Virna Lisi, Italian actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard), born in Ancona, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Nov 9 Daniel Robert Graham, American politician, 38th Governor of Florida (1979-87), born in Coral Gables, Florida

Mary TraversMary Travers (1936-2009)

Nov 9 American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary - "Puff" (The Magic Dragon)"; "Leaving On A Jet Plane"), born in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Nov 9 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Nov 10 Izumi Tateno, Finnish-based Japanese concert pianist and educator (Sibelius Academy, 1968-81), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 11 Jack Keller, American songwriter, and record producer ("Run To Him"; "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart"; theme to Bewitched), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Juan Carlos Zorzi, Argentinian composer, and conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1999)
  • Nov 11 Susan Kohner, American actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 12 Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Nov 14 Cornell Gunter, American R&B singer (The Coasters - "Poison Ivy"; "Yakety-Yak"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • Nov 15 Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and East German dissident, born in Hamburg
  • Nov 16 Isaac Berger, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 60kg 1956, silver 1960, 64; World C'ship gold 1958, 61), born in Jerusalem, Palestine (d. 2022)
  • Nov 16 John Moore, Australian politician (Minister of Defence 1998-2001), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Nov 16 Shirvani Chalayev, Daghestanian composer, born in Khosrekh, Daghestan, Russia
  • Nov 17 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
  • Nov 17 Leni van Rijn-Vellekoop, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Nov 18 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Dick Cavett, American talk show host (Dick Cavett Show), born in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Nov 19 Emin Aristakesian, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia, USSR (d. 1996)
  • Nov 19 Michel Decoust, French contemporary classical and electro-acoustic composer and conductor (Symétrie; Interphone), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 19 Robert White, American session guitarist (Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Billmeyer, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Nov 19 Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-American chemist (1986 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in Hsin-chu, Taiwan
  • Nov 20 Don DeLillo, American author (Underworld), born in New York City
  • Nov 21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Nov 21 Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1986)
  • Nov 22 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Nov 22 Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • Nov 23 Celin Romero, Spanish classical guitarist (The Romeros), born in Málaga, Spain
  • Nov 23 Robert Barnard, British mystery writer, born in Burnham-on-Crouch, England (d. 2013)
  • Nov 23 Steve Landesberg, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller - "Dietrich"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • Nov 24 Ken Kragen, American television producer (The Smothers Brothers), music artist manager (Lionel Richie; Kenny Rogers), and charity organizer (USA for Africa - "We Are The World"), born in Alameda County, California (d. 2021)
  • Nov 25 Matt Clark, actor and director (Return to Oz, Horror Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 25 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Nov 26 Jan Liberda, Polish soccer forward (35 caps; Polonia Bytom), born in Bytom, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Nov 26 Margaret Boden, English philosopher (Research Professor of Cognitive Science in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex), born in London
  • Nov 27 Henri Belolo, French disco music producer and songwriter (The Village People; The Ritchie Family) ,born in Casablanca, Morocco (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Gary Hart, American politician (Sen-D-Co, 1975-86), born in Ottawa, Kansas
  • Nov 28 Roy McCurdy, American jazz drummer (Sonny Rollins; Cannonball Adderly; Chuck Mangione), born in Rochester, New York
  • Nov 28 Trisutji Kamal, Indonesian classical pianist and composer (Prayer of Redemption), born in Jakarta, Indonesia (d. 2021)
  • Nov 29 Davide Anzaghi, Italian contemporary classical composer (Aurore; Ritografia), educator, and arts promoter, born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 29 Gerti Tetzner, German writer, born in Thuringia
  • Nov 30 Abbie Hoffman, aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)
  • Nov 30 Michael Jinks, child care pioneer
  • Dec 2 Peter Michael Braun, German composer, born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Dec 3 Mary Alice [Smith], American stage and screen actress (Fences - Tony Award, 1987; I'll Fly Away - Emmy Award, 1993; A Different World "Lettie"), born in Indianola, Mississippi (d. 2022) [some sources give birth year as 1941]
  • Dec 4 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • Dec 5 James Lee Burke, American writer (Dave Robicheaux series), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 5 Robert Freeman, English photo-journalist and graphic designer (early Beatles album art and film posters), born in London (d. 2019) [1]
  • Dec 6 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 6 Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist (Kenneth Copeland Ministries), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Dec 7 Annette Strøyberg, Danish actress (Les Liaisons dangereuses (1959)), born in Rynkeby, Denmark (d. 2005) [some sources give birthday of 12/12]
  • Dec 7 Arthur Jenkins, Jr., American jazz and pop session and touring keyboardist, composer, and arranger (Johnny Nash; Harry Belafonte; John Lennon; Roberta Flack), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 2009)
  • Dec 7 Bo Belinsky, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; LA Angels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dec 7 Martha Layne Collins, American businesswoman and politician (56th Governor of Kentucky), born in Bagdad, Kentucky
  • Dec 8 Brad Jurjens, Estonian director (The Bank Job), born in Viljandi, Estonia
  • Dec 8 Buster Farrer, South African cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64), born in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Dec 8 David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2009)
  • Dec 8 Malcolm Forsyth, South African-Canadian trombonist and composer (Atayoskewin), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, (d. 2011)
  • Dec 8 Peter Parfitt, English cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's), born in Billingford, Breckland, Norfolk, England
  • Dec 10 Lu Liang-Huan, Taiwanese golfer (British Open 1971 runner-up), born in Taipei, Taiwan (d. 2022)
  • Dec 11 Hans van den Broek, Dutch politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Paris
  • Dec 11 Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician (Minister of Construction), born in Dalian, Kwantung Leased Territory, China
  • Dec 12 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, born in Saxdalen, Sweden (d. 2010)
  • Dec 12 Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper (Olympic gold 1960), born in Timișoara, Romania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 12 Reggie Young, American session guitarist (The Memphis Boys), born in Caruthersville, Missouri (d. 2019) [1]
  • Dec 12 Samuel Weems, American lawyer (disbarred), Armenian genocide denier, and writer, born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 2003)
  • Dec 13 J. C. Martin, American baseball player, born in Axton, Virginia
  • Dec 13 Karim Aga Khan, Imam of Nizari-Ismaili Shia Islam, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dec 14 Carl Scheer, American basketball executive (general manager Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers, Charlotte Hornets; inventor NBA Slam Dunk Contest), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Dec 14 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, American PhD/astronaut (STS-9, STS-35), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 15 Eddie Palmieri, American Latin jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer (La Perfecta), born in New York City
  • Dec 15 Krzysztof Sadowski, Polish jazz pianist, Hammond organ player, and composer, born in Warsaw
  • Dec 16 Maurice Setters, English soccer wing half (West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Stoke City) and manager (Doncaster Rovers), born in Honiton, England (d. 2020)
  • Dec 16 Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Dec 17 Frank Martinus Arion [F Efraim M], Antilles, writer (Double Play)

Pope FrancisPope Francis (86 years old)

Dec 17 Catholic Pope (2013-) 1st Jesuit pope, 1st from the Americas and 1st non-European pope since Syrian Gregory III in 741, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Dec 17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • Dec 18 Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • Dec 19 Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
  • Dec 20 Judy Henske, American folk singer (High Flying Bird), born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2022)
  • Dec 21 Éric Gaudibert, Swiss composer, pianist, and teacher, born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Hector Elizondo, American actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 22 James Burke, British science historian and broadcaster (Connections), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 22 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1969)
  • Dec 23 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 23 Claude Albert Coppens, Belgian pianist, born in Schaerbeek, Belgium
  • Dec 23 Frederic Forrest, American actor (The Rose, Lonesone Dove), born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • Dec 23 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Willie Wood, American Pro Football Hall of Fame safety (Pro Bowl 1962, 64–70; Super Bowl 1967, 68; Green Bay Packers), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)
  • Dec 25 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant Ivory - Remains of the Day), born in Mumbai, India
  • Dec 25 Princess Alexandra [Christabel], The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, British royal family member (cousin of Queen Elizabeth II), born in Belgravia, London, England
  • Dec 26 Kitty Dukakis, substance abuser/wife of Michael (Gov-Mass)
  • Dec 27 José Pérez Francés, Spanish road racing cyclist (Tour de France 1963 overall 3rd), born in Peñacastillo, Spain (d. 2021)
  • Dec 27 Lee Grosscup, American football quarterback (NY Jets, NY Titans) and sportscaster (college football analyst ABC; Cal Berkeley), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2020)
  • Dec 27 Phil Sharpe, English cricket batsman (12 Tests, 1 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 111; Yorkshire CCC, Derbyshire CCC), born in Shipley, England (d. 2014)
  • Dec 28 Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982, 85), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Dec 28 Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (d. 1979)
  • Dec 28 Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
  • Dec 29 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, born in Tbilisi, USSR (d. 2013)

Mary Tyler MooreMary Tyler Moore (1936-2017)

Dec 29 American Emmy Award-winning actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Laura"; The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Ray NitschkeRay Nitschke (1936-1998)

Dec 29 American Pro Football HOF linebacker (5 × NFL C'ship; Super Bowl 1967, 68; First-team All-Pro 1964, 66; Green Bay Packers), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois

  • Dec 29 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, Soviet composer
  • Dec 31 Jerry Sturm, American football tackle (AFL All-Star 1964, 66; Denver Broncos, NO Saints), born in English, Indiana (d. 2020)