On This Day

Famous People Born in 1938 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 723

  • Mar 31 Jimmy Johnson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback (4-time Pro Bowl), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 1 John Quade, American actor
  • Apr 2 John Larsson, Swedish writer and 17th General of The Salvation Army, born in Sweden
  • Apr 2 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse (Triple Crown 1941), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1953)
  • Apr 3 Jeff Barry, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 3 Phil Rodgers, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California (d. 2018)
  • Apr 4 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American executive (MLB Commissioner 1989; President Yale University 1978-86), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • Apr 5 Colin Bland, South African cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Apr 5 Ron Hansen, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1960, 60²; AL Rookie of the Year 1960; Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox), born in Oxford, Nebraska
  • Apr 5 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), born in South Bank, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Roy Thinnes, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 6 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2004)
  • Apr 7 Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 7 Yvonne Lime, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis), born in Glendale, California

Person of interestJerry Brown

Apr 7 Jerry Brown, American politician and Governor of California (Democratic: 1975-83, 2011-19), born in San Francisco, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown

  • Apr 7 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 8 Barton Keith McLean, composer
  • Apr 8 Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
  • Apr 8 Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)

Person of interestKofi Annan

Apr 8 Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), born in Comassie, Gold Coast (d. 2018)

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan
  • Apr 9 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (Prime Minister of Russia), born in Chernyy Otrog, Russia (d. 2010)
  • Apr 10 Don Meredith, NFL quarterback (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football, born in Mount Vernon, Texas
  • Apr 11 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2007)
  • Apr 11 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Cologne, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Apr 13 Frederic Rzewski, American composer (Spacecraft), born in Westfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 13 John Weston, British diplomat, representative for NATO (1992-95) and UN (1995-98)
  • Apr 14 Gloria Randle Scott, American educator/President of Beaumont College, born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 15 Hso Khan Pha, 1st President of the democratic and newly independent Union of Burma from 1948-52, born in Yawnghwe State, British Burma (d. 2016)
  • Apr 15 Claudia Cardinale, Italian-Tunisian actress (The Pink Panther), born in La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Apr 16 Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician (Leader of the Scottish National Party), born in Govan, Glasgow (d. 2017)
  • Apr 16 Rich Rollins, American MLB third baseman, born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 17 David Dilks, British historian and vice-chancellor (Hull U), born in Foleshill, Coventry
  • Apr 17 Ben Barnes, American politician (36th Lieutenant Governor of Texas), born in Gorman, Texas
  • Apr 17 Kerry Wendell Thornley, Co-founder of Discordianism, born in California (d. 1998)
  • Apr 17 Ian Buxton, English football forward (Derby County) and cricket all-rounder (Derbyshire captain), born in Cromford, Derbyshire (d. 2010)

  • Apr 18 Andreas Liebenberg, South African military commander, born in Upington, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • Apr 19 Jonathan Tunick, American composer (one of 15 people to have won all four major American show business awards: the Tony Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Bernard Malivoire, French cox pair (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bergerac, Dordogne (d. 1982)
  • Apr 20 Betty Cuthbert, Australian athlete, 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64), born in Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2017)
  • Apr 20 Johnny Tillotson, American singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Apr 22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon and yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Apr 22 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • Apr 22 Deane Beman, American golfer, administrator, writer, course designer (US Open 1969 runner-up; PGA Tour Commissioner 1974-94), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker, born in Yeovil, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Apr 23 Steve Symms, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Apr 25 Ton Schulten, Dutch painter (landscapes using bright blocks of colour), born in Ootmarsum, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Apr 25 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Apr 26 Duane Eddy, American guitarist (Peter Gunn, Cannonball), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 26 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 26 Willie Wood, Scottish bowls player, born in Haddington, East Lothian
  • Apr 26 Nino Benvenuti, Italian boxer (world middleweight champion), born in Izola, Slovenia
  • Apr 27 Earl Anthony, American professional bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2001)
  • Apr 28 Madge Sinclair, Jamaican actress (Bell-Roots, Trapper John), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • Apr 28 Fred Dibnah, English steeplejack and television personality, born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 2004)
  • Apr 29 Klaus Voormann, German rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 29 Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, American fraudster and financier who committed the largest fraud in US history, born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 30 Gary Collins, American actor (6th Sense, Home Show), born in Venice, California (d. 2012)
  • Apr 30 Larry Niven, American sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak film director (Crucial Years), born in Kojšov, Czechoslovakia
  • May 2 Moshoeshoe II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), born in Morija, Lesotho (d. 1996)
  • May 3 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • May 4 Tyrone Davis, American R&B singer (Can I Change My Mind, Turn Back The Hands Of Time), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • May 4 William J. Bennett, American politician, U.S. Secretary of Education (1985-88), born in NYC, New York
  • May 4 Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer and political activist, born in Mexico City
  • May 5 Jerzy Skolimowski, Polish film director (Hands Up, Deep End), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • May 5 Johnnie Taylor, American R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • May 5 Michael Murphy, American actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 6 Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician, born in Saint-Michel, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • May 6 Larry Gogan, Irish radio personality (Raidió Teilifís Éireann), born in Dublin
  • May 7 Johnny Caldwell, Irish flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • May 8 Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
  • May 8 Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran
  • May 8 Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), born in Val-de-Marne, French (d. 2012)
  • May 9 Geoffrey Holland, civil servant
  • May 9 Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
  • May 10 Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles champion), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 10 Maxim Shostakovich, Russian conductor (Atlanta Symphony), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Soviet Union
  • May 10 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • May 10 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • May 10 Philip Gordon Winsor, American composer, Born in Morris, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • May 11 Carla Bley [Carla Borg], American musician (Escalator Over the Hill), born in Oakland, California
  • May 11 Harvey Sollberger, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • May 12 Millie Perkins, American actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • May 12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident
  • May 12 Susan Hampshire, actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), born in London, England
  • May 13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 13 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • May 13 Giuliano Amato, Italian politician
  • May 15 Lenny Welch, American singer (Since I Fell for You), born in New York

  • May 15 Mireille Darc, French actress (Week End, Hurried Man), born in Toulon

Person of interestIvan Sutherland

May 16 Ivan Sutherland, American computer scientist (Sketchpad), born in Hastings, Nebraska

Computer Scientist Ivan Sutherland
Computer Scientist
Ivan Sutherland
  • May 17 Don Dolan, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital), born in Staten Island, New York
  • May 17 Jason Bernard, actor (Judge-Liar Liar)
  • May 17 Pervis Jackson, American R&B singer (Spinners), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2008)
  • May 17 Trinus Riemersma, Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)
  • May 18 Janet Fish, Boston USA, American realist artist
  • May 19 James Bilbray, American lawyer and politician (Rep-D-Nevada 1987-95), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 19 [Brian Keith] Herbie Flowers, English bassist and session musician (Lou Reed, Harry Nilsson, T-Rex), born in Isleworth, England
  • May 19 Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader, born in Fahinihan, East Timor (d. 1989)
  • May 19 Girish Karnad, Indian playwright and filmmaker (Tuglaq), born in Dharwad, British India (d. 2019)
  • May 20 Alan Smithers, British professor
  • May 20 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 20 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • May 20 Astrid Kirchherr, German photographer, helped establish The Beatles image, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2020)
  • May 21 David Groh, American actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 21 Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, born in Basel (d. 2014)
  • May 22 Frank Converse, American actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 22 Richard Benjamin, American director and actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • May 22 Susan Strasberg, American actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 John R Miller, (Rep-R-WA, 1985- )
  • May 23 Peter Preston, editor (Guardian)
  • May 23 Graham "Johnny" Ball, British TV personality and mathematics educator (Play School), born in Bristol, England
  • May 24 Glen Hall, South African cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964), born in Pretoria, Transvaal (d. 1987)
  • May 24 Thomas "Tommy" Chong, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and cannabis rights activist (Cheech & Chong), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • May 24 David Viscott, American psychiatrist and media personality, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • May 25 Lyudmila Buldakova, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 2006)
  • May 25 Raymond Carver, American poet and short story writer (Furious Season), born in Clatskanie, Oregon (d. 1988)
  • May 26 Jaki Liebesit, German rocker (Can), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2017)
  • May 26 Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis], Canadian operatic soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • May 26 William Bolcom, American composer (Oracles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 26 Pauline Parker, New Zealand murderess (Parker–Hulme murder case), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • May 26 Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist

Person of interestJerry West

May 28 Jerry West, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard, executive (LA Lakers, 14-time NBA All Star), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • May 28 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
  • May 29 Fay Vincent, American lawyer and sports executive (MLB Commissioner 1989-92), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • May 30 Wilfried de Pree, Dutch politician and theologian (PvdA)/theologist
  • May 31 John Prescott, British Labour MP
  • May 31 Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter (Peter, Paul & Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • May 31 Johnny Paycheck [Donald Lytle], American country singer (Take This Job and Shove It), born in Greenfield, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Jun 2 Frits Wols, [Eugene W Wong Loi Sing], Suriname, Secretary-General (UNESCO)
  • Jun 2 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Jun 2 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • Jun 4 Art Mahaffey, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star (1961, 1961², 1962²; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 4 Simeon Coxe, American songwriter, singer and psychedelic synthesizer player (Silver Apples), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Jun 5 Karin Balzer, German athlete (Olympic gold 80m hurdles 1964; bronze 100m hurdles 1972), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Jun 5 Marion Chapman, smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g)
  • Jun 6 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne, born in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
  • Jun 7 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, literary agent, born in Devon, England (d. 1994)
  • Jun 9 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 9 Jeremy Hardie, British economic and businessman (W H Smith Group, Monopoly and Mergers Commission)
  • Jun 9 Peter Sanders, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality)
  • Jun 9 Roger Hurn, British businessman (Smith's Industries)
  • Jun 12 Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor (Number 96), born in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England
  • Jun 13 Gwynne Howell, British operatic bass, born in Gorseinon, Wales
  • Jun 14 Gustavo Ávila, Venezuelan jockey (Kentucky Derby/Preakness 1971), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Jun 15 Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
  • Jun 16 Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)
  • Jun 16 Mickie Finn, Hugo Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
  • Jun 16 Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer

  • Jun 17 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
  • Jun 17 Judy Kimball, American golfer (US Women's PGA C'ship 1962), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Jun 18 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, American rock guitarist and electric violin pioneer (Don & Dewey; Frank Zappa), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1999)
  • Jun 18 Joop Worrell, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Jun 18 Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 19 Charles Gwathmey, architect (5 Architects)
  • Jun 19 John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • Jun 19 Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • Jun 20 Nikolay Avksentevich Martinov, composer
  • Jun 21 Dan Burton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jun 21 James Botten, South African cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England), born in Pretoria, Transvaal (d. 2006)
  • Jun 21 Ron Ely [Ronald Pierce], American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage), born in Hereford, Texas
  • Jun 24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • Jun 24 Lowell Cross, American electronic music composer, instrument maker and laser light show inventor, born in Kingsville, Texas
  • Jun 24 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • Jun 24 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball 1st baseman, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 26 Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 26 Billy Davis Jr, American pop singer (5th Dimension-Up, Up And Away), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 26 Gerald North, American climatologist, born in Sweetwater, Tennessee
  • Jun 27 Bruce Babbitt, American attorney and politician (47th United States Secretary of the Interior), born in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Jun 27 Gordon Rorke, Australian cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's), born in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 27 Shirley Anne Field, English actress (Beat Girl, Kings of the Sun), born in Forest Gate, London
  • Jun 27 Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress (Alice-Alice in Wonderland), born in London
  • Jun 27 Tommy Cannon [Tommy Derbyshire], English comedian and singer (Cannon and Ball), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England
  • Jun 28 Leon Panetta, American politician (23rd United States Secretary of Defense), born in Monterey, California
  • Jun 28 John Byner, American actor (Transylvania 6-5000) and comedian, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 28 Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (student of Yip Man) (d. 2001)
  • Jun 29 Billy Storm [Spicer], American singer (Valiants-This is the Night), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jun 29 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist and probation officer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 30 Billy Mills, 10k (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

  • Jun 30 Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi), born in Hilversum, North Holland, Netherlands
  • Jun 30 William Mervin Mills, 10K runner (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • Jun 30 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), born in Drama, Greece(d. 1999)
  • Jul 1 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets), born in Negril, Jamaica
  • Jul 3 Shin Geum Dan, North Korean 400m/800m runner (1962 world record), born in Riwon County, North Korea

Person of interestBill Withers

Jul 4 Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and rhythm & blues musician (Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me), born in Slab Fork, West Virginia (d. 2020)

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers
  • Jul 4 Cyril Mitchley, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Jul 5 Stanley Silverman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 6 Tony Lewis, Welsh cricket batsman and broadcaster (England 9 Tests, captain 1972-73; president MCC; BBC cricket coverage), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Jul 6 Franco Luambo, Congolese composer, guitarist and bandleader (Masumbuku), born in Sona Bata, Belgian Congo (d. 1989)
  • Jul 8 Marian Ackerman, women's rights advocacy administrator
  • Jul 8 Alan Aldridge, British artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose artwork was used in record covers for The Beatles and The Who, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jul 9 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • Jul 9 Paul Seiko Chihara, American-Japanese composer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 9 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • Jul 10 Paul Andreu, French architect, born in Gironde, France
  • Jul 10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • Jul 11 Terry Garthwaite, US guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking)
  • Jul 12 Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)