On This Day

Famous People Born in 1940 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 751

  • Jul 3 Fontella Bass, American R&B and soul singer and songwriter (Rescue Me), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Monterey Park, California
  • Jul 3 Lamar Alexander, American politician (U.S. Senator from Tennessee), born in Maryville, Tennessee
  • 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, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Silver City, New Mexico
  • Jul 5 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer, born in Monroe, Washington
  • Jul 5 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Jul 6 Viktor Kuzkin, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2008)
  • Jul 6 Nursultan Nazarbayev, 1st President of Kazakhstan (1990-2019), born in Chemolgan, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
  • Jul 6 Jeannie Seely, American country music singer (Don't Touch Me), born in Titusville, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 7 Richard K Armey, (Rep-R-Texas, 1985- )

Person of interestRingo Starr

Jul 7 Ringo Starr [Richard Starkey], English drummer and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Jul 7 Samuel Little, American serial killer, born in Reynolds, Georgia
  • Jul 8 Marcia Rodd, actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins)
  • Jul 9 Jair da Costa, Brazilian soccer winger (1 cap; Internazionale), born in Santo André, Brazil

  • Jul 10 Dawie [David Jacobus] de Villiers, South African minister of energy, born in Burgersdorp, Cape Province
  • Jul 10 Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74), born in Collingwood, Australia
  • Jul 10 Mills Watson, American actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 10 Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jul 10 Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur, born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 11 Terry Patchett, politician
  • Jul 11 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
  • Jul 11 Ronnie Mack, American singer-songwriter (He's So Fine), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1963)

Person of interestPatrick Stewart

Jul 13 Patrick Stewart, English actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation, Charles Xavier-X-men), born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England

  • Jul 13 Paul Prudhomme, cajun chef (K-Paul), born in Opelousas. Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Jul 14 Susan Howatch, English author
  • Jul 16 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers), born in Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • Jul 17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
  • Jul 17 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian (The Goodies), born in Buxton, England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 18 James Brolin, American actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 Joe Torre, American baseball outfield and manager (Braves, Mets, 1971 NL MVP), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 19 Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona], American singer (Let it Be Him), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 19 Dennis Cole, American actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Jul 20 Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)
  • Jul 21 James Clyburn, American politician (Rep-D-South Carolina 1993-) House Majority Whip, born in Sumter, South Carolina

Person of interestAlex Trebek

Jul 22 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Jul 22 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jul 22 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • Jul 23 Don Imus, American radio disc jockey (WNBC), born in Riverside, California
  • Jul 23 Gary Stites, American rock vocalist (Lonely For You), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 24 Carroll A Campbell Jr, (Rep-R-SC, 1979-86)
  • Jul 24 Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • Jul 24 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 25 John Pennel, American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • Jul 26 Brian Mawhinney, British Conservative Party politician, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Jul 26 Mary Jo Kopechne, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Jul 26 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Jul 26 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer (Oi Erastes tou Oneirou), born in Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece
  • Jul 26 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), born in Utica, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jul 27 Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer, born in Solingen, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Jul 28 Phil Proctor, American comedian (Firesign Theater), born in Goshen, Indiana
  • Jul 30 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum), born in Richmond, Surrey
  • Jul 30 Reva Rose, American singer and actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 30 Pat Schroeder, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973-97), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 31 Stanley Jaffe, American producer (Fatal Attraction), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Aug 1 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • Aug 3 John W. Carlin, American politician (40th Governor of Kansas), born in Salina, Kansas
  • Aug 3 Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • Aug 3 Lance Alworth, American NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestMartin Sheen

Aug 3 Martin Sheen [Ramon Estevez], American actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • Aug 4 Karel Vachek, Czech director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities), born in Tišnov, Czech Republic
  • Aug 4 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Aug 4 Larry Knechtel, American session piano and bass player (Simon and Garfunkel; Johnny Rivers), born in Bell, California (d. 2009)
  • Aug 6 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 6 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
  • Aug 7 Marlyn Mason, American actress (Making It, Peyton Place), born in San Fernando, California
  • Aug 7 Tom Barlow, American politician (Rep-D-Kentucky), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2017)
  • Aug 7 Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian Prime Minister (1992-99), born in Montpellier, France (d. 2014)
  • Aug 8 Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
  • Aug 9 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • Aug 10 Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Aug 10 Bobby Hatfield, American rocker (Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Aug 10 Richard Wells, Chief Constable (South Yorkshire)
  • Aug 10 Sid Waddell, English darts commentator (the 'Voice of Darts'; Grenarda, BBC, Sky Sports), born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 12 Alexander Yossifov, composer
  • Aug 12 Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
  • Aug 12 Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • Aug 12 Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer who pioneered Afrobeat sound, born in Lagos, Nigeria (d. 2020)
  • Aug 12 Rod Bernard, American "swamp pop" singer ("Allons Danser Colinda"), born in Opelousas, Louisiana. (d. 2020)
  • Aug 13 Ann Armstrong Dailey, American founder (Children's Hospice International), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 13 Timothy Wood, British Conservative Party politician
  • Aug 13 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher and coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • Aug 14 Darrell George "Dash" Crofts, American singer (Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"), born in Cisco, Texas
  • Aug 14 Galen Hall, American Football Coach (University of Florida, Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 14 Judith Kazantzis, English poet and feminist, born in Oxford, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 15 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist (Founder of Red Army Faction), born in Bartholomä, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Aug 15 Rita Shane, American soprano, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • Aug 16 Bruce Beresford, Austral director (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies)

  • Aug 17 David Price, American politician, (Rep-D-North Carolina 1987-95, 1997-), born in Erwin, Tennessee
  • Aug 17 Thomas Williams, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 18 Joan Joyce, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 19 Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
  • Aug 19 Jill St John, [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 19 Johnny Nash, American rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 20 John Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Newbury, Berkshire
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers, Australian cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests), born in Bulsar, Gujarat, India
  • Aug 20 Rubén Hinojosa, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Edcouch, Texas
  • Aug 21 Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, Argentinian rheumatologist, born in Buenos Aires
  • Aug 21 Robert Camac, American horse trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Aug 22 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher and multi-millionaire
  • Aug 22 David R. Vance, American horse trainer, born in Logansport, Indiana
  • Aug 22 George Reinholt, American actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Aug 22 John Banham, British director-general (CBI)
  • Aug 23 Richard Sanders, American actor (Les Nessman -WKRP), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 23 Tony Bill, American actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 23 Thomas A. Steitz, American Biochemist (2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ribosome discoveries), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • Aug 24 Tony Secunda, English rock band manager (The Moody Blues), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 24 Francine Lalonde, Canadian politician (Member of Parliament for La Pointe-de-l'Île), born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • Aug 25 José Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Aug 26 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • Aug 27 David Hart, gen-sect (National Association of Head Teachers)
  • Aug 27 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (Last Exit), born on Ossining, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 28 William Cohen, US Secretary of Defense (1997-2001), (Sen-R Maine, 1979-97), born in Bangor, Maine
  • Aug 28 Ken Jenkins, American actor (Scrubs - Dr. Bob Kelso), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 28 Roger Pingeon, French cylist (Tour de France 1967 champion), born in Hauteville-Lompnes, France (d. 2017)
  • Aug 28 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Aug 29 James Brady, U.S. press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt), born in Centralia, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Aug 29 Wim Ruska, Dutch judoka champion (Olympic gold 1972), born in Amsterdam

  • Aug 29 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), born in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Aug 31 Alain Calmat, French figure skater (Olympic silver 1964)
  • Aug 31 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 2 Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 2 Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
  • Sep 2 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • Sep 2 Harry Northup, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 3 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • Sep 3 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, born in Montevideo
  • Sep 5 Lewis Spratlan, American classical composer and Pulitzer Prize winner (Life Is A Dream), born in Miami, Florida

Person of interestRaquel Welch

Sep 5 Raquel Welch, American actress and singer (Myra Breckenridge; 1,000,000 BC; 100 Rifles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • Sep 6 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • Sep 7 Dario Argento, Italian director (Creepers, Deep Red, Tenebrae), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 7 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia, born in Denanyar, East Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2009)
  • Sep 8 Willie Tyler, American ventriloquist (Lester), born in Red Level, Alabama
  • Sep 8 Quentin L. Cook, American lawyer and religious leader (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles), born in Logan, Utah
  • Sep 9 Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Sep 10 Roy Ayers, American disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 11 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie & The Dreamers), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • Sep 11 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 11 Theodore Olson, 42nd Solicitor General of the United States, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Robert Palmer, American businessman and last CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Sep 11 Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2018)
  • Sep 12 Linda Gray, American actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 12 Mickey Lolich, American pitcher (Detroit Tiger, won 25 in 1971), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 12 Roger K. Crouch, American astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Jamestown, Tennessee
  • Sep 12 Stephen Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Sep 12 Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, rodeo performer, model and actor best known for playing the Marlboro Man and for dying of lung cancer, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 12 Patrick Mower, English actor (Emmerdale), born in Oxford, England
  • Sep 13 Joyce Schouten, Dutch pop singer (Fouryo's)

  • Sep 13 Óscar Arias Sánchez, 40th & 45th President of Costa Rica (Nobel Peace Prize 1987), born in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Sep 13 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • Sep 14 Larry Brown, American NBA player and coach (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 14 Leo Ferrier, Surinamese writer (Atman), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Sep 15 Frank Linzy, American baseball player, born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
  • Sep 15 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor (Father Murphy), born in Logan, Utah (d. 2010)
  • Sep 15 Norman [Richard] Spinrad, American sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)
  • Sep 17 Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat (4th Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Sep 17 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2007)
  • Sep 18 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Sep 19 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 19 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • Sep 20 Joe DioGuardi, American accountant and politician (Rep-R-NY, 1985-89), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 21 Bill Kurtis, American newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Sep 21 Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer, born in Villach, Austria
  • Sep 22 Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave' actress (Alphaville), born in Solbjerg, Denmark (d. 2019)
  • Sep 22 Edward Boguslawski, composer
  • Sep 22 Li Zhensheng, Chinese photographer during the Cultural Revolution, born in Dalian, China (d. 2020)
  • Sep 23 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • Sep 23 Michel Temer [Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia], Brazilian lawyer and 37th President of Brazil (2016-18), born in Tietê, Brazil
  • Sep 24 Barbara "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Yves Navarre, French writer (Le Jardin d'acclimatation), born in Condom, France (d. 1994)
  • Sep 25 Timothy Severin, British author and explorer, born in Assam, British India
  • Sep 26 Frank Maloney, American football coach (Syracuse University 1974-1980), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Sep 27 Josephine Barstow, British opera soprano singer, born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Sep 27 Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • Sep 28 Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)
  • Sep 28 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 28 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)

  • Sep 29 Jimmy Knapp, trade unionist
  • Sep 29 John Dawes, rugby coach
  • Sep 29 Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • Sep 29 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • Sep 30 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Oct 1 Richard F Pieternella, Dutch Antilles' minister plenipotentiary
  • Oct 2 Lord Davies, British engineer and chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • Oct 2 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2015)
  • Oct 3 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel, over 100 songs for the Muppet Babies). born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 3 Jean Ratelle, Canadian NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 3 Mike Troy, American swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 4 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • Oct 4 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
  • Oct 4 Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,004 NHL games; NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • Oct 5 Bob Cowper, Australian cricketer (307 v England at the MCG 1966), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 6 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 6 Ellen Travolta, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Oct 6 Wyche Fowler Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977-87)
  • Oct 7 Bruce F. Vento, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1977- ), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2000)