On This Day

Famous People Born in 1938 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 769 of 769

  • Oct 8 Penny Pitou, American skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960), born in Bayside, New York
  • Oct 8 Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, born in Canning, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 9 Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician (11th President of Austria), born in Graz, Austria
  • Oct 10 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist and director (Weevers' Duin) (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 Toby Roth, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin), born in Strasburg, North Dakota
  • Oct 10 Daidō Moriyama, Japanese photographer, born in Ikeda, Osaka
  • Oct 10 Gloria Coates, American post-minimalist composer, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Oct 12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Andrzej Pogorzelski, Polish motorcycle speedway rider (Speedway World Team Cup gold 1965, 66, 69), born in Leszno, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Oct 13 Jim McMullan, American actor (Dr McDaniel-Ben Casey), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 13 Mahboob Shah, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel), born in Delhi, India
  • Oct 13 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • Oct 14 John Dean, American attorney and former White House counsel (Watergate figure), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 14 Farah Pahlavi, Queen consort of Iran (1959-61), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Oct 15 Marv Johnson, American gospel and R&B singer (Move 2 mountains), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • Oct 15 Rafael Aponte-Ledeé, Puerto Rican composer, born in Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 15 Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (d. 1997)
  • Oct 16 Nico [Christa Päffgen], German singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), fashion model, and actress, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Oct 16 Carl Gunter Jr, Louisiana State Representative (d. 1999)

Person of interestEvel Knievel

Oct 17 Robert "Evel" Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), born in Butte, Montana (d. 2007)

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Oct 18 Ronnie Bright, American doo-wop bass vocalist (Johnny Cymbal's "Mr. Bass Man"; The Coasters, 1968-2009), born in New York City (d. 2015)

Person of interestDawn Wells

Oct 18 Dawn Wells, American actress (Gilligan's Island -"Mary Ann"), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2020) [1]

Actress Dawn Wells
Actress
Dawn Wells
  • Oct 19 Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader
  • Oct 20 Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • Oct 22 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • Oct 23 John Heinz, American businessman and Republican politician (Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-1991), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Oct 23 Jordan Christopher, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 24 Fred E. Finn, American pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 25 Robert Webster, American diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • Oct 26 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), born in Nimes, France (d. 2013)
  • Oct 26 Charles Stenholm, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1979-2005), born in Stamford, Texas
  • Oct 27 Maurice Hinchey, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 27 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), born in Port Chester, New York (d. 2013)
  • Oct 28 Peter Carlstein, South African cricketer (South African Test batsman 1958-64), born in Klerksdorp, South Africa
  • Oct 28 David Dimbleby, English TV presenter and political commentator, born in Surrey, England
  • Oct 28 Anne Perry [Juliet Marion Hulme], English-born novelist, born in London, England
  • Oct 29 Ralph Bakshi, American animator (Lord of the Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse), born in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
  • Oct 29 Peter Stampfel, American musician and songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestEllen Johnson-Sirleaf

Oct 29 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006-2018) and the first elected female head of state in Africa, born in Monrovia, Liberia

Africa's 1st Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's 1st Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  • Oct 29 Wilbert McClure, American boxer (Olympic gold light middleweight 1960), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Oct 30 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 2013)
  • Nov 2 Patrick Buchanan, American conservative political commentator and politician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 2 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, born in Driebergen, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Nov 2 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Queen Sofía [Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark], Queen consort of King Juan Carlos I of Spain, born in Athens, Greece
  • Nov 3 Pupi Avati, Italian director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati), born in Bologna, Italy
  • Nov 3 Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
  • Nov 3 Jean Rollin, French director and screenwriter
  • Nov 3 Frank McKinney, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Nov 4 Harry Elston, American R&B singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 5 Chris Robinson, America actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Nov 5 Joe Dassin, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • Nov 5 César Luis Menotti, Argentine football player (1978 FIFA World Cup) and coach, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Nov 6 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 6 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Missouri (d. 2019)
  • Nov 6 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter, born in Ilişeşti, Suceava
  • Nov 7 Barry Newman, American film and television actor (Vanishing Point; Amy; Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 7 Dee Clark, American singer (Raindrops), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • Nov 7 Jim Katt, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Zeeland, Michigan
  • Nov 8 John Asprey, British jeweller and multi-millionaire
  • Nov 8 Pleuni Touw, Dutch actress (Bride Flight, Dokter Deen), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Richard Stoker, British composer, born in Castleford, Yorkshire
  • Nov 8 Driss Basri, Moroccan politician (Interior Minister 1979-99), born in Settat, Morocco (d. 2007)
  • Nov 8 Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, born in Bendel State, Colonial Nigeria (d. 1976)
  • Nov 8 Dick Ritger, American ten-pin bowler (Tournament of Champions 1970, 79 runner-up; 20 career PBA Tour titles), born in River Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • Nov 9 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 10 Hein van Royen, Dutch director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1974-91), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Nov 11 Narvel Felts, American country singer (Reconsider Me), born in Keiser, Arkansas
  • Nov 11 John Reilly, American actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Josef Odložil, Czech Athlete (1500m Olympic silver 1964), born in Otrokovice, Czech-Slovak Republic (d. 1993)
  • Nov 11 Roger Lavern [Jackson], English rock keyboardist (Tornados), born in Kidderminster, England (d. 2013)
  • Nov 11 Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast (2 golds 1964 Olympics), born in Uwajima, Japan
  • Nov 12 Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Nov 12 Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician, President of Tanzania (1995-2005), born in Ndanda, Tanganyika (d. 2020)
  • Nov 13 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • Nov 13 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • Nov 13 Adrian Barber, British musician and producer, born in Ilkley, United Kingdom
  • Nov 13 Julio Canani, Peruvian thoroughbred horse racing trainer (Breeders' Cup Mile 1999, 2001; Juvenile Fillies 2004), born in Oxampampa, Peru (d. 2021)
  • Nov 16 Richard Landry, American composer, born in Cecilia, Louisiana
  • Nov 16 Toni Brown, American guitarist, singer and keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Nov 16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Nov 17 Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

Person of interestGordon Lightfoot

Nov 17 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • Nov 17 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • Nov 18 Karl Schranz, Austrian slalom (Olympic-1968)
  • Nov 19 Frank Misson, Australian cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 16 wickets; NSW), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Nov 19 Richard Dumbrill, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)

Person of interestTed Turner

Nov 19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Nov 19 Henry "Hank" Medress, American doo-wop singer (The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), and record producer (The Chiffons; Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2007)
  • Nov 20 Tony White, West Indian cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965), born in Brighton, Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Nov 21 Robert Drivas [Choromokos], American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man, Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Nov 22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • Nov 23 Herbert Achternbusch, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin), born in Munich. Germany
  • Nov 23 Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor

Person of interestOscar Robertson

Nov 24 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Nov 24 Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
  • Nov 24 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • Nov 24 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • Nov 24 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • Nov 25 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher
  • Nov 26 Porter Goss, American politician (Rep-R-Florida) and 1st Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Nov 26 Rich Little, Canadian-American impressionist and actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Nov 27 Jose Tartabull, Cuban NLB player, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • Nov 30 Jean Eustache, French filmmaker
  • Dec 1 Bill Playle, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2019)
  • Dec 1 Sandy Nelson, Santa Monica, 50s rocker (Teen Beat, All Night Long)
  • Dec 2 Luis Artime, Argentine soccer striker and manager (25 caps; River Plate), born in Parque Civit, Argentina
  • Dec 3 José Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon; Passacaglia and Perpetuum Mobile), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dec 3 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner
  • Dec 4 Andre Marrou, American Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992), born in Nixon, Texas
  • Dec 4 Liesbeth Struppert, Dutch actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank), born in Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Dec 4 Lynn Blessing, vibes player (d. 1994)
  • Dec 4 Frank Myler, English rugby league stand-off (24 caps Great Britain, 1 England; Widnes, St. Helens) and coach (Widnes, Swinton, Oldham), born in Widnes, England (d. 2020)
  • Dec 4 Yvonne Minton, Australian-British soprano, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 4 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 x Olympic gold eventing 1968, 72; World C'ship gold team 1970, 82), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Dec 5 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist (After Midnight), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • Dec 6 Patrick Bauchau, Belgian actor (Scarpine-A View To Kill), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Dec 9 Rina Venter, South African Minister of National Health and Population Development (1989-94)
  • Dec 9 William Thomas McKinley, American composer and jazz pianist, born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Dec 9 Deacon Jones, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; LA Rams, SD Chargers), born in Eatonville, Florida (d. 2013)
  • Dec 10 Yuri Temirkanov, Russian conductor (Kirov), born in Nalchik, Russia
  • Dec 10 Bill Mathis, American football halfback (AFL All Star 1961, 63; New York Titans/Jets), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • Dec 11 Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer, born in Constantine, Algeria
  • Dec 11 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Dec 11 Fred Cox, American NFL kicker (NFL champion 1969; Pro Bowl 1970; Minnesota Vikings all-time leading scorer), born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Dec 12 Joel Chadabe, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 13 Alvin Curran, American composer, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dec 13 Tom Shaw, American golfer (The Tradition 1993), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Dec 13 Tony Gomez, British rocker (Foundations), born in Colombo, Ceylon (d. 2015)
  • Dec 14 Hal Williams, American actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Dec 14 Janette Scott, English actress (Day of the Triffids), born in Morecambe, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 14 Leonardo Boff, Brazilian Catholic theologian (liberation theology) and writer, born in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Dec 15 Dennis RB Madide, South African Internal minister of Transkei
  • Dec 15 Bob Foster, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1968-74), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 16 Frank Deford, American sportswriter
  • Dec 16 Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director (The Emigrants, Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan

Person of interestJimmie Lee Jackson

Dec 16 Jimmie Lee Jackson, American civil rights protester and church deacon, shot and killed by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965, born in Marion, Alabama (d. 1965)

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Dec 17 Peter Snell, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1960, 64; 1,500m 1964), born in Opunake, New Zealand (d. 2019)
  • Dec 17 Carlo Little, English drummer (d. 2005)
  • Dec 18 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, born in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Dec 18 Roger E. Mosley, American actor
  • Dec 20 John Harris Harbison, American composer (The Flight into Egypt), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Dec 21 Larry Bryggman, American actor (Dr John Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Concord, California
  • Dec 21 Roland Coryn, Belgian violist, composer, and music educator, born in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Dec 22 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), born in Haina, Dominican Republic (d. 2011)
  • Dec 22 Lucien Bouchard, French-Canadian lawyer & politician, born in Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Quebec
  • Dec 23 Bob Kahn, American internet pioneer, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 24 Ralp Inbar, Dutch TV host (Banana Split), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Dec 24 Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • Dec 25 David Borden, composer
  • Dec 25 Wibo van de Linde, Dutch TV host/director (Avro)
  • Dec 25 Duane Armstrong, American painter (Fields of Grass), born in Fresno, California
  • Dec 26 Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
  • Dec 26 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (d. 1989)
  • Dec 27 Ron Greene, American college basketball coach (Uni of New Orleans, Mississippi State, Murray State, Indiana State), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 2021)
  • Dec 28 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws) and singer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • Dec 28 Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
  • Dec 28 Dick Sudhalter, American jazz trumpeter, and writer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Dec 28 Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), born in Dublin (d. 2016)
  • Dec 28 Pachín, Spanish soccer defender (8 caps; Real Madrid) and manager (Osasuna, Levante, Granada), born in Torrelavega, Spain (d. 2021)

Person of interestJon Voight

Dec 29 Jon Voight, American actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy), born in Yonkers, New York

Actor Jon Voight
Actor
Jon Voight
  • Dec 29 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Dec 29 Harvey Smith, British showjumper, born in West Riding, Yorkshire, England
  • Dec 29 Gianluigi Saccaro, Italian fencer (Olympic gold épée team 1960; silver épée team 1964; bronze épée 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Dec 31 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater (world champ, born in Grou, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Dec 31 Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist
  • Dec 31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1995)