Famous People Born in 1939

Famous Birthdays

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  • Jan 1 Michèle Mercier, French actress (Angelique, Marquise des Anges.), born in Nice, France
  • Jan 2 Jim Bakker, American televangelist (Assemblies of God, The PTL Club) and convicted fraud, born in Muskegon, Michigan

Person of interestBobby Hull

Jan 3 Bobby Hull, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (3-time Art Ross Trophy winner), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • Jan 3 Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager
  • Jan 3 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • Jan 4 Jon Appleton, composer
  • Jan 5 Bridget Parker, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 5 Peter Struycken, Dutch artist, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jan 6 Murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • Jan 7 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
  • Jan 7 Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
  • Jan 7 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • Jan 9 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • Jan 10 Bill Toomey, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana

  • Jan 10 David Horowitz, American author & political commentator, born in New York City, New York
  • Jan 10 William Levy, American writer
  • Jan 10 Scott McKenzie, American singer (San Francisco), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Jan 11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jan 12 Helmut Eisendle, Austrian writer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Jan 12 Jacques Hamelink, Dutch writer & poet (Cold Unrest), born in Terneuzen, Netherlands
  • Jan 13 Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
  • Jan 15 Christopher Steel, British composer
  • Jan 17 Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
  • Jan 17 Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
  • Jan 17 Toini Gustafson, Swedish 5K/10K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jan 18 Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)

Person of interestPhil Everly

Jan 19 Phil Everly, American singer and half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
  • Jan 20 Murle Breer, American golfer (US Women's Open 1962), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Jan 20 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan-born British mathematician & astronomer, born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jan 20 Paul Coverdell, American politician, born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • Jan 21 Mary Ellen McAnally, American poet (Dance of the Zygotes), born in Vandalia, Illinois
  • Jan 22 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist & saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 23 Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor & martial artist, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Jan 24 Ray Stevens, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak), born in Clarkdale, Georgia
  • Jan 25 Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician, born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Jan 26 Marshall Lieb, rocker (Teddy Bears)
  • Jan 27 Mike Hill, American golfer (3 PGA; PGA 18 Seniors titles), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Jan 27 N R Bomford, head master (Harrow School)

  • Jan 27 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • Jan 28 John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
  • Jan 29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 29 O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
  • Jan 30 Frank R Wolf, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
  • Jan 30 Nick Gaselee, racehorse trainer
  • Jan 31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Feb 1 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • Feb 1 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Feb 1 Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
  • Feb 2 Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist, father of electronics in Iran (d. 2000)
  • Feb 2 Dale T. Mortensen, Enterprise, Oregon, economist (Nobel, 2010), (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 3 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only
  • Feb 4 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • Feb 4 Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
  • Feb 5 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
  • Feb 5 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Feb 5 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • Feb 6 Mike Farrell, American actor & director & activist (M*A*S*H, Battered, Patch Adams), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 8 Gerrit Lakmaaker, sculptor/painter (Leidsepleingroep)
  • Feb 8 José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • Feb 9 Barry Mann [Imberman], American R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 9 Janet Suzman, South African actress (Dry White Season, Nuns on the Run)
  • Feb 10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 10 Roberta Flack, Black Mountain North Carolina, US vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face)
  • Feb 10 Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • Feb 10 Peter Purves, English television presenter and actor (Doctor Who, Blue Peter), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • Feb 11 Bryan Gould, New Zealand and British politician (L), born in Hawera, New Zealand
  • Feb 11 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 11 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, American sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
  • Feb 12 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Feb 12 John D Hancock, American actor and director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 13 Valery Rozhdestvensky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
  • Feb 13 Beate Klarsfeld, Franco-German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Feb 14 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • Feb 14 Michael Rudman, English theater director and producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • Feb 15 Jo Clayton, American sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • Feb 15 Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
  • Feb 15 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • Feb 16 David Griffiths, portrait painter
  • Feb 17 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress (Miss America-1959, Diff'rent Strokes), Biloxi Ms, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 17 John Leyton, British singer
  • Feb 18 Claude Ake, political scientist
  • Feb 18 Marlos Nobre, composer
  • Feb 18 Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer)
  • Feb 18 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
  • Feb 18 Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
  • Feb 19 Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
  • Feb 20 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
  • Feb 20 Frank Arundel, English footballer
  • Feb 21 Richard Beymer, Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)
  • Feb 21 Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)
  • Feb 22 Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • Feb 23 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • Feb 23 Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 24 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • Feb 25 A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
  • Feb 25 Marisa Mell, Graz Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
  • Feb 26 Josephine Tewson, English actress, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Antoinette Sibley, British ballerina (Turning Point), born in Bromley, United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream), born in Himejo, Japan
  • Feb 27 Lester King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts), born in St Catherine, Jamaica
  • Feb 27 Peter Revson, American race car driver (1971 Indianapolis pole winner), born in New York City
  • Feb 28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 28 John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
  • Feb 28 Tommy Tune, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Mar 1 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • Mar 1 Warren Davis, rocker (Monotones)
  • Mar 2 Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York

  • Mar 2 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • Mar 3 Hans Pieter Verhagen, Dutch poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
  • Mar 3 M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
  • Mar 4 James Aubrey Turner, scientist
  • Mar 4 Paula Prentiss, [Ragusa] San Ant Tx, actress (Parallax View, He & She)
  • Mar 4 Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor

Person of interestJack Fisher

Mar 4 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • Mar 5 Charles Fuller, American writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
  • Mar 5 Samantha Eggar, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • Mar 5 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • Mar 5 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • Mar 5 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer and filmmaker, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 6 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • Mar 6 David Spielberg, Weslaco Tx, actor (Jessica Novak, The Practice)
  • Mar 6 Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
  • Mar 6 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • Mar 6 Cookie Rojas, baseball player
  • Mar 7 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 7 Panajot Pano, Albania's most outstanding football player of the past 50 years born in Durres
  • Mar 8 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
  • Mar 8 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 8 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • Mar 8 Mike Lowry, American politician (Rep-D-WA, 1979-89, Governor of Washington 1993-97 ), born in St. John, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Robert Tear, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970), born in Barry, Wales
  • Mar 8 Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
  • Mar 10 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • Mar 11 Lorraine Hunt, American businesswoman, and former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Mar 11 Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez, American Tex-Mex accordionist, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mar 12 David Mlinaric, British interior director
  • Mar 13 Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 14 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 14 William Benjamin Lenoir, astronaut (STS 5), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 14 Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • Mar 14 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • Mar 15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Mar 15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • Mar 16 Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
  • Mar 17 Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
  • Mar 17 Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
  • Mar 17 Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)

  • Mar 18 Travis Pritchett, rocker (Travis & Bob)
  • Mar 18 Ron Atkinson, English former footballer and manager
  • Mar 18 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • Mar 19 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • Mar 19 Joe Kapp, NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)

Person of interestBrian Mulroney

Mar 20 Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
  • Mar 20 Earl of Seafield, [Ginger], English large landowner
  • Mar 21 Kathleen Widdoes, actress (Without a Trace), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 21 Martha Hudson, Eastman Ga, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Mar 23 Bert Berdis, Pitts, comedian (Tim Conway Show)
  • Mar 23 Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
  • Mar 23 Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
  • Mar 25 Toni Cade Bambara, director
  • Mar 26 Colin Webb, general manager (Press Association)
  • Mar 26 Phillip R Allen, Pitts, actor (Harry-Hardy Boys Mystery, Mitch-Alice)
  • Mar 26 Stuart Sutherland, Professor Emeritus (Sussex U)
  • Mar 27 Cale Yarborough, American auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84), born in Timmonsville, South Carolina
  • Mar 27 Jay Kim, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Mar 27 Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell, British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords (d. 2017)
  • Mar 27 Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
  • Mar 29 Hanumant Singh, Indian cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut), born in Banswara, India
  • Mar 29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, born in Paris (d. 2008).
  • Mar 31 Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)
  • Apr 1 Ali MacGraw, Pound Ridge NY, actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus)
  • Apr 1 Phil Niekro, knuckleball pitcher (NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves)
  • Apr 1 Rudolph Isley, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Person of interestMarvin Gaye

Apr 2 Marvin Gaye, American singer (Sexual Healing), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1984)

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • Apr 2 Lise Thibault, 27th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, born in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Quebec
  • Apr 3 Vitaliy Davidov, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow
  • Apr 3 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), born in Pilar, Sorsogon, Philippines (d. 1991)
  • Apr 3 François de Roubaix, French film score composer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1975)
  • Apr 4 Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, anti-apartheid activist (I Am Not Afraid), described as the "father of South African jazz," born in Witbank, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • Apr 4 JoAnne Carner, American golfer (US Women's Open 1971, 76), born in Kirkland, Washington
  • Apr 4 Major Lance, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), born in Winterville, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Apr 4 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), born in Belzoni, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Apr 5 Ronald "Ronnie" White, American singer (The Miracles - "Shop Around"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Apr 5 Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Apr 5 David Winters, American choreographer and director (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • Apr 5 Crispian St. Peters, English singer (The Changin' Times), born in Swanley, Kent
  • Apr 6 André Ouellet, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 7 David Frost, Tenterdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 7 Donald L Holmquest, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestFrancis Ford Coppola

Apr 7 Francis Ford Coppola, American director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Apr 7 Gary Kellgren, American music producer who cofounded The Record Plant studios, born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Apr 9 Michael Learned, American actress (Olivia in The Waltons, Nurse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 10 Alan Rothenberg, American lawyer and sports executive, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 10 Daniel Oliver, American CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 10 Penny Vincenzi [Hannaford], British novelist (An Absolute Scandal, Spoils of Time trilogy), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 11 Louise Lasser, American actress (Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman!), born in NYC, New York

About 1939

How Old? 79 or 80 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Jan 1 - Feb 18), Rabbit (Feb 19 - Dec 31)