On This Day

Famous People Born in 1938

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 729

  • 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 5 Edwin Elliason, American archer (Olympic-92), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 5 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders), born in Wausau, Wisconsin

Person of interestJuan Carlos I

Jan 5 Juan Carlos I [Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias], King of Spain (1975-2014), born in Rome, Italy

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • Jan 5 Leo Avery, Abbot of Quarr Abbey, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 5 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star, born in Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer, born in Kamirithu
  • Jan 6 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor, born in Greco
  • Jan 6 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 6 Mario Rodríguez Cobos (aka Silo), Argentine writer and spiritual leader, born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 2010)

  • Jan 7 Lou Graham, American golfer (US Open 1975), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 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 7 Rory Storm [Alan Caldwell], British rock singer (Rory Storm & the Hurricanes), born in Stoneycroft, Liverpool, England (d. 1972
  • Jan 8 Bob Eubanks, American DJ & television personality (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jan 9 Aad Kosto, Dutch Labour Party politician who had his house blown up in a failed assassination attempt, born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

Jan 10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Person of interestWillie McCovey

Jan 10 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6 x MLB All Star; NL MVP 1969; NL home run leader 1963, 68, 69; SF Giants), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • Jan 10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician & computer scientist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 11 Fischer S Black Jr, financial theorist
  • Jan 11 Michael Fenn, docker/socialist
  • Jan 11 Arthur Scargill, British Marxist & trade unionist (National Union of Mineworkers), born in Barnsley, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2016)
  • Jan 13 Billy Gray, American 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, American pianist, songwriter and producer (Mother-In-Law; Working In A Coal Mine), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)

  • Jan 14 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 15 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), born in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh (d. 2020)
  • Jan 16 Michael Pataki, American actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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 (St Louis Cards), born in Houston, Teas (d. 1997)
  • Jan 19 Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
  • Jan 19 Eskil Hemberg, composer
  • Jan 21 Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disk jockey (Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 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 22 Corra Dirksen, South African rugby union winger (10 caps; Northern Transvaal), born in Vereeniging, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Jan 23 Anatoly Marchenko, Soviet dissident, born in Barabinsk, Russia (d. 1986)
  • Jan 23 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler, born in iigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 1999)
  • Jan 24 Julius Arthur Hemphill, American saxophonist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 24 Gyula Torok, Hungarian boxer (Oly Gold 1960), born in Kispest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • Jan 25 Betico Croes, Arubian politician (Status Aparte), born in Aruba (d. 1986)
  • 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, born in Tome, Japan (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25 Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese creator of anime, born in Kurume, Japan
  • Jan 26 Margaret Daly, British MEP
  • 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 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, former Queen of the Netherlands (1980-2013), born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 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, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1963; PGA Tour Rookie of Year 1961; 4 titles), born in Longview Texas
  • 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 1 Manuel Ycaza, Panamanian jockey (Belmont Stakes 1964; Racing Hall of Fame), born in Panama (d. 2018)
  • Feb 2 Bo Hopkins, actor (Dynasty, Midnight Express), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Feb 2 Nur Hassan Hussein [Nur Adde], Somalian politician, Prime Minister of Somalia (2007-09), born in Mogadishu, Somalia (d. 2020)
  • Feb 3 Victor Buono, actor (Man from Atlantis, Untouchables), born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 3 Vladimir Grigoryevich Fartushny, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 3 Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), born in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands (d. 2013)
  • Feb 3 Randolfe "Randy" Wicker [Charles Gervin Hayden Jr.], American author, LGBT and pro-cloning activist and blogger, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 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, American composer & educator (Menil Antiphons), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 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 OBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (61 Tests; 3448 runs @ 32.22, 7 x 100; 59 wickets), born in Motueka, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • Feb 11 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 11 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • Feb 11 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)

  • Feb 11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • Feb 11 Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
  • Feb 12 Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
  • Feb 13 Oliver Reed, English actor (Big Sleep), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 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, English 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 20 Jack Bicknell, American football coach (Boston College, Barcelona Dragons), born in North Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Feb 20 Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
  • Feb 21 Beryl F Anthony Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1979- )
  • Feb 22 Bobby Hendricks, American R&B singer (Itchy Twitchy Feeling), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Feb 22 Ishmael Reed, American author (Last Days of Louisiana Red), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Feb 22 Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (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 23 Jiří Menzel, Czech film director (Closely Watched Trains), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2020)
  • 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, songwriter 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, born in Tsada, Cyprus (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- )
  • Feb 28 Foge Fazio, American college football coach (University of Pittsburgh), born in Dawmont, West Virginia (d. 2009)
  • 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, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1961²; AL Rookie of the Year 1961; Boston Red Sox), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 2 Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)
  • Mar 2 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • Mar 3 Douglas Leedy, American composer, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • Mar 4 Paula Prentiss [Ragusa], American actress (Parallax View, He & She), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 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, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1973), 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 (1975 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine), born in New York City
  • Mar 8 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Mar 8 Pete Dawkins, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1958, Army), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Mar 9 Charles Siebert, American actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Mar 9 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish singer and actress, born in Järvsö, Gävleborg County, Sweden
  • 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 10 Norman Blake, American traditional stringed instrument artist and songwriter, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Mar 10 Kazım Ayvaz, Turkish wrestler (Olympic gold lightweight 1964; World C'ship gold welterweight 1958; lightweight 1962), born in Rize, Turkey (d. 2020)
  • 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, Greek composer (Die Farben des Ozeans), born in Athens
  • Mar 12 Johnny Rutherford, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1974, 76, 80), born in Coffeyville, Kansas
  • Mar 12 Karl Soderlund, Duluth Minn, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael
  • 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, German composer, born in Emden, Germany
  • Mar 13 Jean-Claude Risset, French composer, born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France (d. 2016)
  • Mar 13 Joe Bellino, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1960, Navy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Mar 13 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2002)
  • Mar 14 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • Mar 14 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), born in Tokyo (d. 2018)
  • Mar 15 Dick Higgins, American composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 17 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • Mar 17 Keith O'Brien, Scottish Catholic archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh), born in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • 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, American country singer (Sweet Country), born in Sledge, Mississippi
  • Mar 18 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • Mar 18 Kenny Lynch, British entertainer, born in London
  • Mar 18 Bob Nevin, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1962, 63; Toronto Maple Leafs; NY Rangers; 1,128 career NHL games), born in Timmins, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 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 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, American Pro Football Hall of Fame free safety (8 x Pro Bowl; 6 x All Pro 1st Team; NFL Defensive Player of Year 1966; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Rigby, Idaho (d. 2020)
  • 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, British haematologist and president (Royal College of Pathologists)
  • Mar 27 Jock Slater, British Admiral, First Sea Lord (1995-1998)
  • Mar 29 Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • Mar 29 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • Mar 30 Martin Dunne, Lord-Lt (Warwickshire)
  • Mar 31 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • Mar 31 Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Mar 31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • Mar 31 David Steel, Scottish politician

About 1938

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