Famous People Born in 1937

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 630

  • Jan 1 Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2 Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
  • Jan 3 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 4 Dyan Cannon [Samile Diane Friesen], American actress, director and producer (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington

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Jan 4 Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • Jan 4 R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
  • Jan 6 Doris Troy, [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
  • Jan 6 Lou Holtz, American football coach (NJ Jets)
  • Jan 6 Paolo Conte, Italian singer
  • Jan 8 Robert Moran, composer
  • Jan 8 Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
  • Jan 9 Klaus Schlesinger, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2001)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
  • Jan 12 Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
  • Jan 12 Marie Dubois, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 12 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
  • Jan 14 Billie Jo Spears, country singer
  • Jan 14 Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
  • Jan 14 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
  • Jan 14 Shoban Babu, Indian actor
  • Jan 15 Margaret O'Brien, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 16 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • Jan 16 Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
  • Jan 16 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • Jan 16 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 20 Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • Jan 21 Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
  • Jan 22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22 Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
  • Jan 25 Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
  • Jan 25 Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer
  • Jan 25 Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic
  • Jan 26 Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Jan 26 Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
  • Jan 26 S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
  • Jan 27 John Ogdon, pianist/composer, born in Manchester, England
  • Jan 28 Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • Jan 29 Bobby Scott, jazz singer
  • Jan 30 Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
  • Jan 30 Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • Jan 30 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31 Philip Glass, minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 31 Steve Karmen, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
  • Jan 31 Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Feb 1 Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • Feb 1 Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
  • Feb 1 Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 2 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2 Tom Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York

  • Feb 2 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • Feb 2 Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • Feb 4 Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • Feb 4 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 4 Magnar Solberg, Norwegian 20K biathalete (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • Feb 4 David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • Feb 5 Gaston Roelants, Belgian world cross-country champion
  • Feb 5 Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 5 Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
  • Feb 6 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
  • Feb 8 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)
  • Feb 8 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • Feb 9 Brian Wenham, media consultant/journalist
  • Feb 9 Johnny Sayles, US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle)
  • Feb 9 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Feb 10 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • Feb 10 Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • Feb 10 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • Feb 11 Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
  • Feb 11 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • Feb 11 Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
  • Feb 11 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • Feb 12 Charles Everett Dumas, high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 13 Sigmund Jaehn, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29)
  • Feb 13 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
  • Feb 14 John MacGregor, British MP
  • Feb 14 Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
  • Feb 15 Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
  • Feb 15 P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
  • Feb 15 Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
  • Feb 15 Zoltan Pesko, composer
  • Feb 15 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • Feb 16 Paul Bailey, English novelist and biographer, born in London
  • Feb 16 Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
  • Feb 17 Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)
  • Feb 18 Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
  • Feb 19 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • Feb 20 David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
  • Feb 20 Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
  • Feb 20 Robert Huber, biochemist (Nobel 1988), born in Munich. Germany
  • Feb 20 Roger Penske, auto racer
  • Feb 21 Gary Lockwood, Van Nuys Cal, actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant)
  • Feb 21 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22 Dubravko Detoni, composer
  • Feb 22 Joanna Russ, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
  • Feb 22 Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
  • Feb 22 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 22 Tommy Aaron, PGA golfer (1973 Masters), born in Gainesville, Georgia
  • Feb 23 David Ward, president (Law Society)
  • Feb 23 Lord Tugendhat, British politician (Conservative party)
  • Feb 23 Tom Osborne, college football coach
  • Feb 24 Jerry Wiggin, British MP
  • Feb 25 Basia Johnson, maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
  • Feb 25 Bob Schieffer, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Austin, Texas
  • Feb 25 Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
  • Feb 26 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 27 Barbara Babcock, actress (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues), born in Pasadena, California
  • Feb 27 Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
  • Feb 27 L Jay Silvester, American discus thrower (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Mar 1 Jed Allan, actor (Days of our Lives, CC-Santa Barbara), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 2 Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria, born in Oujda, Morocco
  • Mar 3 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (d. 1968)
  • Mar 4 Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)
  • Mar 4 Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 4 [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
  • Mar 4 Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
  • Mar 5 Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur
  • Mar 5 Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
  • Mar 6 Doug Dillard, actor (Clem-Popeye)
  • Mar 6 Ivan Boesky, stockbroker inside trading, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 6 Paul Mefano, French composer, born in Basra, Iraq

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Mar 6 Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • Mar 7 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay, Sunset Song)
  • Mar 7 Don Bonker, (Rep-D-WA, 1975- )
  • Mar 8 Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
  • Mar 8 Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
  • Mar 8 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Mar 8 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)

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Mar 8 Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94) who was assassinated at the start of the Rwandan genocide, born in Ruanda-Urundi, Belgian Colonial Empire (d. 1994)

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • Mar 9 Grahame Chevalier, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100)
  • Mar 9 Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec from 2001-2003
  • Mar 9 Brian Redman, English racing driver
  • Mar 10 Oscar Abrams, community organizer
  • Mar 10 Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • Mar 11 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • Mar 11 Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • Mar 12 Elizabeth Vaughan, Welsh opera soprano (Victor-Victoria, born in Llanfyllin
  • Mar 13 Fofo I F Sunia, (Rep-D-Amer Samoa, 1981- )
  • Mar 14 Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • Mar 15 Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer,(To Live and Remember), born in Atalanka, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • Mar 16 Constanca Capdeville, composer
  • Mar 16 David Del Tredici, American composer and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement (1980 Pulitzer), born in Cloverdale, California
  • Mar 16 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 17 Adam Wade, actor (Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe)
  • Mar 17 Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union
  • Mar 17 Frank Calabrese [Frankie Breeze], mafia hitman, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Mar 18 Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
  • Mar 18 Robin Wright, race horse trainer
  • Mar 18 Rudi Altig, German cyclist
  • Mar 19 Clarence "Frogman" Henry, musician (You Always Hurt the One You Love)
  • Mar 19 Egon Krenz, President of East Germany
  • Mar 20 Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor
  • Mar 20 Helmut Recknagel, German 90m ski jump (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Mar 20 Jerry Reed, singer/actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 20 Joe Rivers, rocker (Johnnie & Joe)
  • Mar 20 Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge
  • Mar 21 Tom Flores, NFL quarterback/coach (Raiders), born in Fresno, California
  • Mar 22 Jon Hassell, American composer and trumpet player, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 22 Angelo Badalamenti, American composer
  • Mar 22 Armin Hary, German athlete
  • Mar 23 Craig Breedlove, American race car champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 23 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German composer
  • Mar 23 Robert Gallo, American physician
  • Mar 23 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Mar 23 Robert Cage, American blues guitarist (From Lake Mary), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Mar 24 Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
  • Mar 24 Bill Tillman, basebal player
  • Mar 24 Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
  • Mar 24 Erskine Sandiford, Premier of Barbados, 1987-94)
  • Mar 25 Tom Monaghan, Ann Arbor Michigan, founder of Dominos pizza
  • Mar 26 Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 26 Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)
  • Mar 27 Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, US blues guitarist/singer (Lion's Den)
  • Mar 27 Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
  • Mar 29 Anne Stoddart, diplomat
  • Mar 29 Billy Carter, American brother of US President Jimmy Carter, born in Plains, Georgia
  • Mar 29 Smarck Michel, Saint-Marc, Haiti, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-5), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 30 J S Jennings, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Co)
  • Mar 30 Jay W Macintosh, actress (Sons & Daughters), born in Gainesville, Georgia
  • Mar 30 Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth [Ian MacLaurin], Blackheath, Kent, British businessman and chairman (Vodafone)
  • Mar 30 Warren Beatty, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Mar 31 Willem Duyn, [Mouth], Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal)
  • Apr 2 Paul E Kanjorski, (Rep-D-PA, 1985- )
  • Apr 3 Sandra Spuzich, LPGA golfer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Apr 3 Simon Brown, British high court judge
  • Apr 3 William Gaunt, Leeds England, actor (Champions)
  • Apr 4 Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • Apr 4 Hans van den Doel, Dutch politician and economist (PvdA)

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Apr 5 Colin Powell, American General and Assistant to the President (Nat Sec Affairs), born in The Bronx, New York

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • Apr 5 Stuart May, senior partner (Theodore Goddard)
  • Apr 5 Allan R. Thieme, American inventor

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Apr 6 Billy Dee Williams, Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

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Apr 6 Merle Haggard, country singer (Death Valley Days), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Apr 6 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • Apr 7 Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 8 Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
  • Apr 8 Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)