Famous People Born in 1939 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 727

  • Apr 12 Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Revesby, New South Wales, Australia
  • Apr 13 Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Apr 13 Paul Sorvino, actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy)

Person of interestSeamus Heaney

Apr 13 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • Apr 13 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Apr 14 Jennifer Fowler, composer
  • Apr 15 Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • Apr 16 Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster
  • Apr 16 Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], vocalist (Growing Pains), born in London, England
  • Apr 16 John DeLaFose, zydeco Musician
  • Apr 16 Margaretha de Boer, Dutch minister (PvdA)
  • Apr 16 Reinier Lucassen, Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union)
  • Apr 16 Boris Dvornik, Croatian actor (d. 2008.)
  • Apr 18 Glen Hardin, American rock n roll and country musician (Crickets), born in Wellington, Texas
  • Apr 18 Von McDaniel, baseball player
  • Apr 18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
  • Apr 19 E Clay Shaw Jr, (Rep-R-FL, 1981-2007 ), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 19 Ellen Weston, American actress (Betty-SWAT), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Michael Macaulay, cricketer (Tvl, W Prov, OFS, NE Tvl, E Prov & S Afr)
  • Apr 20 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian Prime Minister (1981-82, 1986-89, 1990-96) and Director-General of the World Health Organisation, born in Bærum, Norway
  • Apr 20 Peter S. Beagle, American novelist and screenwriter (The Last Unicorn), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Apr 21 Helen Prejean, American writer
  • Apr 22 Jason Miller, actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 John Chilcot, civil servant
  • Apr 22 John Foley, Bristish Lieutenant General
  • Apr 23 David Birney, American actor (Brigette Loves Bernie, St Elsewhere), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 Ray Peterson, American singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Denton, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Apr 23 Bill Hagerty, British editor (People), born in Ilford, London
  • Apr 23 Lee Majors [Harvey Lee Yeary], American film and TV actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy), born in Wyandotte, Michigan
  • Apr 23 Patrick Williams, American composer, arranger, and conductor, born in Bonne Terre, Missouri
  • Apr 25 Patrick Anson, Earl of Lichfield, English photographer (d. 2005)
  • Apr 25 Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat
  • Apr 25 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate, born in Ames, Iowa
  • Apr 26 Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
  • Apr 27 Judy Carne, English comedienne and actress (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop), born in Northampton, England (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Jerry Mercer, Canadian rock drummer (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 27 Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Kraków, born in Raba Wyżna, Poland
  • Apr 30 Ellen Taafe Zwilich, (1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 30 Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Dutch Princess Margriet
  • May 1 Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestMax Robinson

May 1 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1988)

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • May 1 Ray Aranha, actor (Nick-Married People), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 1 Frank Beard, American golfer (11 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 2 Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • May 2 Gates Brown, American MLB player (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), born in Crestline, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • May 3 Jonathan Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen), born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham (d. 2012)
  • May 4 Amos Oz, Israeli author (My Michael), born in Jerusalem
  • May 4 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • May 5 James R Jones, (Rep-D-OK, 1973- )
  • May 5 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams

  • May 6 Anthony Blacker, master-general of Ordnance
  • May 6 Herbie Cox, rocker (Cleftones)
  • May 6 Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • May 7 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)
  • May 7 Marco St John, American actor (Rayford-Ball Four), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 7 Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1982-94), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • May 7 Volker Braun, German writer (Provocation for me), born in Dresden, Germany
  • May 7 Sidney Altman, Canadian-American molecular biologist (Nobel 1989), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • May 8 Otis Paul Drayton, Glen Cove NY, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1964)
  • May 9 Bruce Mather, composer
  • May 9 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
  • May 9 Jim Dent, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • May 9 Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
  • May 9 Ralph Boston, Laurel Miss, long jumper (Olympic gold/sil/brz-60, 64, 68)
  • May 9 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • May 9 Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • May 11 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • May 11 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • May 12 Ronald Ziegler, White House press secretary for Nixon
  • May 12 Miltiadis Evert, Greek politician
  • May 12 Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Mortdale, New South Wales, (d. 2014)
  • May 13 Anthony Hide, racehorse trainer
  • May 13 Harvey Keitel, actor (Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
  • May 13 Terry Dill, Forth Worth TX, PGA golfer (1992 Bank One Senior Classic)
  • May 13 William W Cobey Jr, (Rep-R-NC, 1985-87)
  • May 13 Hildrun Claus, German athlete
  • May 14 M N Fathulin, cosmonaut
  • May 15 Brian Hartley, mathematician
  • May 15 Dorothy Shirley, British athlete
  • May 17 Wim de Bie, CEO (Simplistic Covenant)
  • May 17 Gary Paulsen, American author
  • May 18 Patrick Cormack, British politician (C), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
  • May 18 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician
  • May 18 Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash, Alley Oop), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • May 19 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)
  • May 19 Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut (STS 41C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • May 19 James Fox, actor (The Servant), born in London, England
  • May 19 Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong-born American actress (Flower Drum Song, World of Suzie Wong), born in Hong Kong
  • May 19 Richard Lowe Teitelbaum, composer
  • May 19 Tomasz Sikorski, composer
  • May 19 Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • May 21 Heinz Holliger, composer, oboist, & conductor
  • May 23 Ron Stevens, horse trainer
  • May 23 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • May 24 Gert Schutte, Dutch politician (GPV)
  • May 25 Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)

Person of interestIan McKellen

May 25 Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor (Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire

  • May 26 Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
  • May 26 Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
  • May 26 Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
  • May 27 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), born in Floydada Texas (d. 2017)
  • May 27 Earl Cairns, CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
  • May 27 Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • May 27 Leo LeBlanc, American country musician and pianist who was legally blind, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • May 29 Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
  • May 29 Martin Garrod, Commandant General Royal Marines
  • May 30 Michael J Pollard, actor (Bonny & Clyde, Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • May 30 Dieter Quester, Austrian racing driver
  • May 31 Charles Drain, American soul singer, born in Eupora, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • May 31 Terry Waite, English Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage, born in Bollington, Cheshire
  • Jun 1 Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1992)
  • Jun 2 Charles Miller, rock flutist/saxophonist (War)
  • Jun 3 David Frederick Stock, composer
  • Jun 3 Ian Hunter, English rock musician (Mott the Hoople), born in Oswestry, England
  • Jun 3 Steve Dalkowski, baseball player
  • Jun 4 Phil Linz, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees)

Person of interestJoe Clark

Jun 5 Joe Clark [Charles Joseph], 16th Prime Minister of Canada (1979-80), born in High River, Alberta

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • Jun 5 Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)
  • Jun 6 Gary U.S. Bonds [Gary Anderson], American blues singer and songwriter (New Orleans), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 6 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jun 6 Marian Wright-Edelman, American activist and health care president (Childrens Defense Fund), born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • Jun 6 Nganani Enos J Mabuza, South African leader (Inyandza National Movement), born in Barberton, South Africa (d. 1997)
  • Jun 8 Bernie Casey, American actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop), born in Wyco, West Virginia (d. 2017)
  • Jun 8 Herb Adderley, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 8 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • Jun 9 David Hobbs (auto racer)
  • Jun 9 Derek Hunt, CEO (MFI Furniture Group)
  • Jun 9 Ileana Cotrubaş, Romanian soprano
  • Jun 9 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 10 Alexandra Stewart, actress (In Praise of Older Women), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 10 Guy Harwood, horse trainer
  • Jun 11 Barry Porter, British lawyer and Conservative Party politician (d. 1996)
  • Jun 11 Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 11 Jackie Stewart, Scottish racing driver and sports announcer (27 Grand Prix), born in Milton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • Jun 11 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, born in Wolverhampton (d. 2017)
  • Jun 11 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jun 11 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • Jun 12 Francis McCloskey, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1983-95), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Jun 12 Geoff Griffin, South African cricketer (South African quick, hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960), born in Greytown, Natal Province, Union of South Africa (d. 2006)
  • Jun 13 Tom Cheek, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Steny H Hoyer, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • Jun 14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist
  • Jun 15 Ward Connerly, American political figure
  • Jun 15 Brian Jacques, British author
  • Jun 16 Billy "Crash" Craddock, American country singer (Boom Boom Baby, Rub It In), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Jun 17 Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo & The Dont's)
  • Jun 17 Donald Anderson, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 17 Hanna Johansen, writer
  • Jun 18 Lou Brock, one-time baseball stolen base leader (St Louis Cards)
  • Jun 18 Lynn Whiting, horse trainer
  • Jun 19 Peter Duffell, Brits lt-general/minister of Defense
  • Jun 19 Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • Jun 20 Budge Rogers, British rugby player
  • Jun 20 R B Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in 60s)
  • Jun 21 Charles Boone, composer
  • Jun 21 Ruben Berrios, Puerto Rican politician
  • Jun 22 Bobby Harrison, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
  • Jun 22 Don Matthews, American football coach in the CFL
  • Jun 24 Henry Lawrence Garett III, Sect of Navy (1989-92), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 25 Harold Melvin, American singer (Blue Notes), born in Philadelphia (d. 1997)
  • Jun 25 Allen Fox, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 26 Ansar Ilgamovich, Russian cosmonaut, born in Satka, Russia
  • Jun 26 Chuck [Charles] Robb, American politician, 64th Governor of Virginia, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jun 26 Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, South African Secretary-General (Bishops' Conference 1983-88), born in Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Jun 27 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s), born in Cheltenham, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
  • Jun 28 Klaus Schmiegel, German-American chemist (invented Prozac), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • Jun 29 Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler through 60s), born in Skipton, Victoria, Australia
  • Jun 29 Ron Headley, West Indian cricketer (son of George, 2 Tests WI v England 1973), born in Mountain View, Vineyard Town, Kingston, Jamaica Current a
  • Jun 30 Eleanor Smeal, American cofounder of the Feminist Majority Foundation and president (National Organization for Women), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Jun 30 Lindembergue Cardoso, composer
  • Jun 30 John Fortune [John C. Wood], English satirist and comedian (Bremner, Bird and Fortune), born in Bristol, England (d. 2013)
  • Jul 1 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 1 Charles Hatcher, (Rep-D-GA, 1981- )
  • Jul 1 Delaney Bramlett, Oklahoma, rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie)
  • Jul 1 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)
  • Jul 2 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, American sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • Jul 2 Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
  • Jul 2 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)
  • Jul 2 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 2 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • Jul 3 Jay Tarses, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 4 Ed Bernard, American actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Booker Edgerson, American football player
  • Jul 6 Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
  • Jul 6 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Jul 6 Man Mohan Sood, cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India)
  • Jul 6 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jul 7 Laurie Silvers, horse trainer
  • Jul 10 Lawrence Pressman, American actor (Man From Atlantis, Hellstrom Chronicle), born in Cynthiana, Kentucky
  • Jul 10 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish politician, journalist, and educator, born in Zile, Tokat, Turkey (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 11 Larry Laoretti, Mahopac NJ, PGA golfer (US Seniors Open 1992)
  • Jul 11 Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
  • Jul 12 Phillip Adams, Australian humanist and broadcaster (Late Night Live), born in Maryborough, Victoria
  • Jul 14 Karel Gott, Czech singer
  • Jul 14 Sid Haig [Sidney Mosesian], American actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Jason of Star Command), born in Fresno, California