Famous People Born in 1940 (Part 2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 731

  • Apr 4 Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak), born in Willemstad, Curaçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Zilair, Russia
  • Apr 4 Richard Attwood, British racing driver, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
  • Apr 4 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Somethin' Else), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • Apr 5 Aliza Kashi, Israeli actress and singer (Merv Griffin regular), born in Israel
  • Apr 6 Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)
  • Apr 6 Donald Myrick, American saxophonist ("If Leaving Me Is Easy, One More Night), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Apr 7 Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, composer
  • Apr 7 Patricia Paay, Dutch singer (You are not hip)
  • Apr 8 John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 9 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 9 Jimmy [James] Roberts, NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
  • Apr 10 Gloria Hunniford [Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford], British broadcaster and actress (Old Curiosity Shop), born in Portadown, Northern Ireland

Person of interestHerbie Hancock

Apr 12 Herbie Hancock, American pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • Apr 12 John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist, born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • Apr 13 Lester Chambers, Ms, vocalist (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)

  • Apr 13 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
  • Apr 13 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
  • Apr 14 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 15 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Apr 15 Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
  • Apr 15 Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 15 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
  • Apr 15 Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
  • Apr 16 David Holford, West Indian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests), born in Upper Collymore Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Apr 16 Thomas Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys, British banker and deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd), born in England

Person of interestMargrethe II

Apr 16 Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark (1972 - present), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II
  • Apr 16 Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), born in Venlo, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 Benoît Bouchard, French-Canadian public official and former politician, born in Roberval, Quebec
  • Apr 17 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (When Will You Say I Love You), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Anja Silja, German soprano
  • Apr 18 Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), born in Burlington, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Apr 18 Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Princess (Monaco), born in Rome, Italy
  • Apr 18 Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
  • Apr 18 Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • Apr 19 Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
  • Apr 19 Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
  • Apr 20 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), born in Newman, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Apr 20 Jan Cremer, Dutch writer (I, John Cremer), born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Apr 20 Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1997)
  • Apr 20 Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2015)

  • Apr 20 George Andrie, American NFL defensive end (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • Apr 21 Souleymane Cisse, director (Waati, Yeelen, Finye, Baara)
  • Apr 22 Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
  • Apr 23 Richard Monaco, American sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 23 Michael Copps, Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 24 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), born in Corona California (d. 2017)
  • Apr 24 David Larter, Scottish cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Apr 24 Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels ("A" Is for Alibi), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2017)

Person of interestAl Pacino

Apr 25 Al Pacino, American actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
  • Apr 25 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Keep your arms around me), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26 Giorgio Moroder, producer/singer/songwriter (Cat People, Top Gun), born in Ortisei, Italy
  • Apr 26 Cliff Watson, English rugby league front rower (St Helens, Cronulla-Sutherland, GB 30 Tests), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 29 Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
  • Apr 30 Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York
  • May 1 Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
  • May 2 Bryan Davis, West Indian cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965), born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • May 2 Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot, Dutch governor and politician (VVD), born in Goes, Netherlands
  • May 3 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, born in Hütschenhausen, Germany (d. 1987)
  • May 3 Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager, born in Beek, Netherlands
  • May 3 David Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • May 4 Dick Curl, American offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Robin Cook, American physician and novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
  • May 6 Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)
  • May 6 Murray Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony 1973-77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 7 Armando Krieger, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 7 John Irvin, English actor (Moment in Time), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
  • May 7 Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, born in Eastbourne, England (d. 1992)
  • May 7 Jim Connors, American Radio personality, born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 1987)
  • May 8 James Blyth, CEO (Boots)

Person of interestPeter Benchley

May 8 Peter Benchley, American novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • May 8 Ricky Nelson, NJ, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party)
  • May 8 Cathryn "Toni" Tennille, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist (Captain & Tennille) and female Beach Boy, born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • May 8 Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
  • May 9 Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
  • May 9 James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
  • May 10 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • May 10 Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
  • May 10 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 10 Bill Cash, British politician (C, born in London
  • May 10 Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general
  • May 11 Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer
  • May 11 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • May 12 Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown (I Heard It Through the Grapevine), born in New York City
  • May 13 Bruce Chatwin, England, writer (On the Black Hill)
  • May 13 Richard Brooks, singer (Impressions)
  • May 14 Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)
  • May 14 Troy Shondell, American singer
  • May 14 'H'. Jones, British Soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
  • May 14 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), born in Dailly, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • May 15 Beth Stone, LPGA golfer
  • May 15 Paul Rudd, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 15 Roger Ailes, American TV executive and CEO of Fox News (1996-2016), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • May 16 Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)

Person of interestAlan Kay

May 17 Alan Kay, American computer scientist (GUI design and object-oriented programming), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Computer Scientist Alan Kay
Computer Scientist
Alan Kay
  • May 18 A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
  • May 18 Pat Trimborn, cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
  • May 19 Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)
  • May 19 Frank Lorenzo, airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)
  • May 19 Joan Staley, playmate (Nov, 1958)
  • May 19 Mickey Newbury, rocker
  • May 19 Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
  • May 20 Sadaharu Oh, of Yomiuri Giants (Japan), hit 868 career HR
  • May 20 Shorty Long [Frederick Earl Long], American soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1969)
  • May 20 Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (4 time NHL scoring leader), born in Sokolče, Slovak Republic (d. 2018)

Person of interestTony Sheridan

May 21 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, born in Norwich, England (d. 2013)

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • May 22 Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
  • May 22 Erapalli Prasanna, cricketer (one of India's big four spinners)
  • May 22 Michael Sarrazin, actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)
  • May 24 Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)

  • May 26 Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician
  • May 26 Levon Helm, Elaine Arkansas, American musician (The Band), (d. 2012)
  • May 27 Rene Koering, composer

Person of interestBetty Shabazz

May 28 Betty Shabazz, American educator and civil rights activist who was the widow of Malcolm X, born in Pinehurst, Georgia (d. 1997)

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz
  • May 28 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • May 28 Thomas E Petri, (Rep-R-WI, 1979- )
  • May 28 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Irish novelist (Light a Penny Candle), born in Dalkey, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Farooq Leghari, President of Pakistan
  • May 30 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • May 31 August "Augie" Meyers, American singer-songwriter, producer, and record label owner (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados) born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 31 Elfi Mikesch, cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina)
  • May 31 Gilbert Shelton, American underground comics illustrator
  • Jun 1 Rene Auberjonois, actor (Clayton-Benson, Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • Jun 1 Kip Thorne, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Logan, Utah
  • Jun 2 Christopher Bernau, actor (Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jun 2 Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (1964-73)
  • Jun 2 Horace Clarke, baseball 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 2 Jim Maloney, baseball pitcher
  • Jun 3 Richard Edwards, cricketer (WI pace bowler 1968-69 Aust/NZ tour)
  • Jun 4 Dorothy Rudd Moore, composer
  • Jun 4 Gerrit H Terpstra, economist/Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jun 4 Ludwig Schwarz, Austrian bishop
  • Jun 5 H R "Tiger" Lance, cricketer (South African batting all-rounder 1961-67)
  • Jun 5 Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)
  • Jun 6 Phillip Rhodes, American composer, born in Forest City, North Carolina
  • Jun 6 Willie-John McBride, British rugby player, born in Toomebridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Person of interestTom Jones

Jun 7 Tom Jones [Thomas John Woodward], Welsh singer (What's New Pussycat), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • Jun 8 Nancy Sinatra, American singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 8 Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Jun 9 Dick Vitale, American sportscaster (ESPN, ABC "Oh Baby!")
  • Jun 10 John William Stevens, jazz drummer
  • Jun 11 Joey Dee, American singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 11 Michael Wilkes, British commander (UK Field Army), born in Steep, Hampshire (d. 2013)
  • Jun 13 Bobby Freeman, American singer (Do You Want to Dance), born in Northern California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 14 Ben Davidson, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Bill Baker, (Rep-R-California)
  • Jun 14 Jack Bannon, actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 14 Dary John Mizelle, American composer, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Jun 15 Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer
  • Jun 16 Hans Dorrestijn, Dutch cabaret performer

  • Jun 16 Neil Goldschmidt, Governor of Oregon
  • Jun 17 Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Jun 17 Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)

Person of interestGeorge Akerlof

Jun 17 George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
Economist
George Akerlof
  • Jun 18 Bob Duncan, prison warden (Gartree Prison in UK)
  • Jun 18 Jim Albus, PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jun 18 Michael Sheard, British actor (d. 2005)
  • Jun 19 Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, American drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Jun 19 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, born in Thrybergh, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 20 John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England (d. 2018)
  • Jun 20 Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • Jun 21 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 21 Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher
  • Jun 22 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • Jun 22 Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter
  • Jun 23 Derry Irvine [Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine], Scottish politician (Labour Party) and Lord Chanceller of UK (1997-2003), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Jun 23 Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
  • Jun 23 Mike Shrimpton, cricketer (occasional NZ Test batsman 1963-74)
  • Jun 23 Simon Hobday, South African golfer (1994 US Senior Open), born in Mafikeng, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • Jun 23 Stuart Sutcliffe, rocker (Beatles), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jun 23 Wilma Rudolph, American athlete (3 Olympic gold 100/200/4x100m 1960), born in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • Jun 23 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • Jun 24 Vittorio Storaro, cinematographer (Taxi, Little Buddha, Dick Tracy)
  • Jun 25 Clint Warwick [Albert Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues), born in Birmingham, England (2004)
  • Jun 25 Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson's Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Jun 25 A. J. Quinnell [Philip Nicholson], English writer (Man on Fire), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England (d. 2005)
  • Jun 26 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 26 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Jun 28 Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker (Grameen - microlending), economist (Nobel Peace Prize 2006), born in Chittagong, British India
  • Jun 28 Roderick Wright, ex-Scottish bishop (d. 2005)
  • Jun 29 Louise Groenman, Dutch director and politician (D66), born in Meppel, Netherlands
  • Jun 29 Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow
  • Jun 30 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer (d. 2007)
  • Jul 1 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer player/manager/administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 2 Ken Clarke [Kenneth Harry Clarke], British Conservative politician, born in Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jul 3 Cesar Tovar, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Heather Steel, British judge
  • Jul 3 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Jul 3 Lamar Alexander, American politician
  • Jul 4 Walter Greenman, horse trainer
  • Jul 4 Dave Rowberry, English rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2003)
  • Jul 4 Karolyn Grimes, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishop's Wife), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 5 Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)
  • Jul 5 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • Jul 5 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Jul 6 Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • Jul 6 Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
  • Jul 6 Jeannie Seely, American singer