Famous People Born in 1938

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 707

  • Jan 1 Bill Emerson, (Rep-R-MO, 1981- )
  • Jan 1 Frank Langella, Bayonne, New Jersey, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon)
  • Jan 1 Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)
  • Jan 1 Fuad Masum, 7th President of Iraq (2014-present), born in Koya, Iraq
  • Jan 2 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • Jan 2 Ian Brady [Ian Duncan Stewart], British serial killer (Moors Murders), born in Glasgow (d. 2017)
  • Jan 2 Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  • Jan 4 Louis Krebs Graham, PGA golfer (1975 US Open), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 5 Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
  • Jan 5 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 5 Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )
  • Jan 5 Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr
  • Jan 5 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star
  • Jan 5 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer
  • Jan 6 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • Jan 6 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria
  • Jan 6 Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
  • Jan 7 Jasperina de Jong, Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat)
  • Jan 7 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 7 Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  • Jan 8 Bob Eubanks, TV host (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jan 9 Aad Kosto, Dutch theologist/actor/asst secretary of Justice

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Jan 10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Jan 10 Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • Jan 10 Willie "Stretch" McCovey, 1st baseman (SF Giant #44)
  • Jan 10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist
  • Jan 11 Fischer S Black Jr, financial theorist
  • Jan 11 Michael Fenn, docker/socialist
  • Jan 11 Arthur Scargill, Socialist Labour Party (UK) leader
  • Jan 12 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
  • Jan 13 Billy Gray, actor (Bud-Father Knows Best), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 13 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
  • Jan 13 William B. Davis, Canadian actor
  • Jan 13 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • Jan 13 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 2015)
  • Jan 14 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Jan 14 Jack Jones, singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 15 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • Jan 16 Michael Pataki, actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • Jan 17 John Bellairs, American sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
  • Jan 17 Tabaré Vázque, Uruguayan politician and President of Uruguay (2015-present), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jan 18 Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Jan 19 Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
  • Jan 19 Eskil Hemberg, composer
  • Jan 19 Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • Jan 20 William Berger, Austrian actor (d. 1993)
  • Jan 21 Wolfman Jack, [Bob Smith], American DJ (Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 21 John Savident, British actor
  • Jan 22 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, born in Chicago (d. 2016)
  • Jan 22 Altair, Brazilian footballer

  • Jan 23 Anatoly Marchenko, Siberia, Soviet dissident
  • Jan 23 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Jan 24 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
  • Jan 24 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 25 Betico Croes, Arubian politician (Status Aparte)
  • Jan 25 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Jan 25 Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25 Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese creator of anime
  • Jan 26 Margaret Daly, British MEP
  • Jan 27 Kim Gardner, rocker (Byrds)
  • Jan 27 Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight
  • Jan 28 Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • Jan 29 Bill Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jan 30 Marcel P. A. van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
  • Jan 30 Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)
  • Jan 30 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
  • Jan 31 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )
  • Jan 31 James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)
  • Jan 31 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)
  • Feb 1 Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
  • Feb 1 Jimmy Carl Black, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • Feb 1 Sherman Hemsley, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Feb 2 Bo Hopkins, actor (Dynasty, Midnight Express), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Feb 3 Victor Buono, SD California, actor (Man from Atlantis, Untouchables)
  • Feb 3 Vladimir Grigoryevich Fartushny, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 3 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 4 Donald W Riegle Jr, (Sen-D-MI, 1976- )
  • Feb 4 Joe Beard, American blues guitarist (No More Cherry Rose), born in Ashland, Mississippi
  • Feb 5 Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
  • Feb 6 Ellsworth Milburn, composer
  • Feb 7 Juan Pizarro, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Robert Frank Baksa, composer
  • Feb 7 S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
  • Feb 8 Ray Sharpe, singer-songwriter, (Linda Lu), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • Feb 11 Bevan Congdon, cricketer (NZ batsman of 60s & 70s)
  • Feb 11 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)

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Feb 11 Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and dictator (1983-89), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2017)

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Feb 11 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • Feb 11 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, singer-songwriter (Monster Mash)
  • Feb 11 Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
  • Feb 12 Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
  • Feb 13 Oliver Reed, actor (Big Sleep), born in London, England
  • Feb 14 Lee Chamberlin, American actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 15 Jack Tinker, British drama critic (d.1996)
  • Feb 15 Lord Justice Ward, British judge
  • Feb 16 Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 16 John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 17 Mary Frances Berry, educator/head (US Commission on Civil Rights)
  • Feb 18 Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
  • Feb 18 Elke Erb, German writer, born in Scherbach
  • Feb 18 Manny Mota, Dominican baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 18 István Szabó, Hungarian film director
  • Feb 19 Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 20 Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Feb 20 Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
  • Feb 21 Beryl F Anthony Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1979- )
  • Feb 22 Bobby Hendricks, US soul vocalist (Itchy Twitchy Feeling)
  • Feb 22 Ishmael Reed, American author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
  • Feb 22 Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician (d. 1995)
  • Feb 23 Diane Varsi, San Mateo California, actress (Peyton Place)
  • Feb 23 Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 24 James Farentino, actor (The Final Countdown), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Feb 24 Kathleen Richardson, president (Methodist Conference)
  • Feb 24 Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
  • Feb 25 Diane Baker, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 25 Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
  • Feb 25 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 25 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Rybnoye (d. 2012)
  • Feb 25 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love), (d. 1999)
  • Feb 26 Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
  • Feb 26 Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (d. 1957)
  • Feb 27 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 28 Martin Olav Sabo, (Rep-D-MN, 1979- )
  • Mar 1 Michael J[oseph] Kurland, American sci-fi author (Infernal Device)
  • Mar 2 Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 2 Donald Schwall, baseball player (1961 AL rookie of year)
  • Mar 2 Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)
  • Mar 2 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • Mar 3 Douglas Leedy, composer
  • Mar 3 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • Mar 4 Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
  • Mar 4 Don Perkins, American football player
  • Mar 4 Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish diplomat and researcher
  • Mar 5 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 5 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • Mar 5 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Mar 6 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Mar 6 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • Mar 7 Homero Blancas, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 7 Janet Guthrie, American professional race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500 and Daytona 500), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Mar 7 David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 8 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Mar 9 Charles Siebert, actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Mar 9 Lill-Babs, Swedish singer
  • Mar 10 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • Mar 10 Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)
  • Mar 10 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 11 Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
  • Mar 12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Mar 12 Dimitri Terzakis, composer
  • Mar 12 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
  • Mar 12 Karl Soderlund, Duluth Minn, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael
  • Mar 12 Millie Perkins, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting)
  • Mar 12 Norman Hogg, British MP
  • Mar 12 Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer
  • Mar 12 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • Mar 13 Hans-Joachim Hespos, composer
  • Mar 13 Jean-Claude Risset, composer
  • Mar 13 Joseph Bellino, footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy)
  • Mar 13 Patricia W Amicone, educator/midwife
  • Mar 13 Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 14 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • Mar 15 Dick Higgins, composer
  • Mar 17 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • Mar 18 Carl Gottlieb, American comedian and script writer (Ken Berry Wow Show, Jaws, The Jerk), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)
  • Mar 18 Shashi Kapoor, Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat & Dust)
  • Mar 18 Kenny Lynch, British entertainer, born in London
  • Mar 20 Frans J. van der Heijden, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Mar 20 Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist
  • Mar 21 Grahame Thomas, cricketer (Australian batsman of the mid-60's)
  • Mar 21 Wilf Corrigan, English/US electronic manufacturer (LSI Logic)
  • Mar 22 Vivian Pulliam, horse trainer
  • Mar 23 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
  • Mar 23 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • Mar 23 Dave Pike, jazz vibraphone and marimba player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Mar 24 Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
  • Mar 24 Holger Czukay [Holger Schüring], German musician (Can), born in Danzig, Poland (d. 2017)
  • Mar 24 David Irving, British historian
  • Mar 25 Hoyt Axton, actor (Black Stallion, Junkman, Rousters), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Mar 25 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 26 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 27 A J Bellingham, president (Royal College of Pathologists)
  • Mar 27 Jock Slater, British Admiral, First Sea Lord (1995-1998)
  • Mar 27 P Daubeny, CEO (Electricity Association)
  • Mar 29 Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA)
  • Mar 29 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • Mar 30 Martin Dunne, Lord-Lt (Warwickshire)
  • Mar 31 Nathaniel Taylor, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 31 Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Mar 31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • Mar 31 David Steel, Scottish politician
  • Apr 1 John Quade, American actor
  • Apr 2 John Larsson, 17th General of The Salvation Army
  • Apr 2 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
  • Apr 3 Jeff Barry, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Brooklyn, New York