On This Day

Famous People Born in 1940 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 799 of 799

  • Sep 22 Edward Boguslawski, Polish composer, born in Chorzów, Poland (d. 2003)
  • 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 23 Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Iranian classical singer, born in Mashhad, Iran (d. 2020)
  • 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 24 Slaven Zambata, Croatian soccer forward (31 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb), born in Sinj, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • Sep 25 Tim Severin, British author and explorer who replicated historic voyages, born in Assam, British India (d. 2020)
  • 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 28 Marcel Puget, French rugby union halfback and captain (17 Tests; CA Brive, Stade Toulousain, Stade Rodez Aveyron), born in Limoux, France (d. 2021)
  • Sep 29 Jimmy Knapp, British trade unionist (National Union of Railwaymen) (d. 2001)
  • Sep 29 Mike Eischeid, American NFL punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Orange City, Iowa
  • Sep 29 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer-songwriter (I giorni dell'arcobaleno), born in Zapponeta, Italy
  • Sep 30 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Sep 30 Lori Burton [Dolores Squeglia], American singer, songwriter and record producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 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 2 Patrick Sky [Lynch], American musician, folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and uilleann bagpiper (Songs That Made America Famous), born in College Park, Georgia (d. 2021)
  • 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)
  • Oct 7 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Oct 7 Richard H. Stallings, American politician (Rep-D-ID, 1985- ), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 8 Fred Cash, American soul singer (Impressions -"People Get Ready"), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Oct 9 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Oct 9 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, born in Paderborn, Germany (d. 2010)

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

Oct 9 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone

Person of interestJohn Lennon

Oct 9 John Lennon, British rock singer-songwriter (The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever"; "Help!"; solo - "Imagine"; "Grow Old With Me"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 10 Mouse [Stanley Miller] American artist, notable for psychedelic rock concert poster designs and album art (Grateful Dead; Journey), born in Fresno, California
  • Oct 10 Jimmy Gabriel, Scottish soccer midfielder (2 caps; Everton, Southampton) and coach (Seattle Sounders; SJ Earthquakes, Seattle Storm, Everton), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Oct 12 Glenn Beckert, American baseball second baseman (MLB All-Star 1969-72; Gold Glove Award 1968; Chicago Cubs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Oct 13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • Oct 13 Pharoah Sanders, American jazz saxophonist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Oct 14 Christopher Timothy, Welsh actor (All Creatures Great & Small), born in Bala, Wales

Person of interestCliff Richard

Oct 14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist ("Move It"; "Living Doll"; "We Don't Talk Anymore"), born in Lucknow, British India

  • Oct 14 J. C. Snead, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1973 runner-up), born in Hot Springs, Virginia
  • Oct 14 Pat Finley, American actress (Ellen Hartley-Bob Newhart Show), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Oct 15 Peter C. Doherty, Australian immunologist and veterinary surgeon (Nobel 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Oct 16 Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)

Person of interestDave DeBusschere

Oct 16 Dave DeBusschere, NBA forward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • Oct 16 Célio Taveira, Brazilian soccer striker (3 caps; Vasco da Gama, Nacional, Corinthians), born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • Oct 17 Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner (Stringfellows), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2018)
  • Oct 17 Jim Smith, English soccer midfielder and manager (Birmingham City, QPR, Portsmouth, Derby County), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (d. 2019)
  • Oct 18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter ("We Got Get Out Of This Place"; "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 18 H.B. "Toby" Halicki, American filmmaker, stunt driver, and actor (Gone In 60 Seconds), born in Dunkirk, New York (d. 1989)
  • Oct 19 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 19 Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)
  • Oct 20 Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • Oct 20 Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
  • Oct 21 Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Oct 21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 21 Geoffrey Boycott, cricketer (stoic England opener 1964-82)
  • Oct 21 Julie Parrish, Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)
  • Oct 21 Manfred Mann [Michael Lubowitz], British, rocker ("Mighty Quinn"; "Blinded By The Light"), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, Union of South Africa
  • Oct 21 Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Oct 23 Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter (Da Doo Ron Ron, Leader of the Pack), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Oct 23 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)

Person of interestPele

Oct 23 Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games), born in Três Corações, Brazil

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Oct 24 David Sainsbury, English billionaire and founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Knight, American college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Mario Orozco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • Oct 26 Gennadi Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21), born in Mytishchi, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • Oct 27 Anthea Joseph, British music promoter, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California

Person of interestJohn Gotti

Oct 27 John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Oct 27 Julius Eastman, American pianist, vocalist, and minimalist composer (The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc; Gay Guerrilla), born in New York City (d. 1990)
  • Oct 28 Susan Harris, American television writer and producer (It Takes Two), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Oct 29 Connie Mack III, American politician (U.S. Senator from Florida), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 29 Galen Weston, English-Canadian multi-millionaire industrialist, born in Marlow, England
  • Oct 29 Frida Boccara, French singer, born in Casablanca, French Morocco (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop, born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Nov 1 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, 35th Chief Justice of India, born in Guna, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Nov 1 Barry Sadler, American singer ("Ballad Of The Green Berets"), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • Nov 2 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 2 Jim Bakken, American NFL punter and place kicker (Pro Bowl 1965, 67, 75-76; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 2 Ed Budde, American AFL and NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1970-71; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • Nov 3 Dieter Acker, German composer and pedagogue, born in Sibiu, Romania (d. 2006)
  • Nov 3 Charlie Gallagher, Scottish soccer inside forward (2 caps Republic of Ireland; Celtic, Dumbarton), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Nov 4 Delbert McClinton, American singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Nov 5 Elke Sommer [Elke Schletz], German actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Nov 6 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 6 Dieter F. Uchtdorf, German aviator and religious leader (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), born in Moravská Ostrava
  • Nov 7 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • Nov 9 Sergio Cervetti, composer, born in Dolores, Uruguay
  • Nov 10 Screaming Lord [David Edward] Sutch, English rocker and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1999)
  • Nov 11 Barbara Boxer, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993-2017), born in New York City
  • Nov 12 Ria Hoogeweegen, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers
  • Nov 12 Michel Audet, Quebec economist and politician
  • Nov 12 Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician
  • Nov 13 Jack Birkenshaw, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1973-74), born in Rothwell, England
  • Nov 13 Joan Haanappel, Dutch figure skater and sports reporter, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Nov 13 Baby Washington, American singer (Only Those in Love), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • Nov 13 Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 14 Freddie Garrity, British pop singer (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England (d. 2006)
  • Nov 15 Sam Waterston, American actor (Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Nov 15 Roberto Cavalli, Italian luxury fashion designer and inventor, born in Florence, Italy
  • Nov 15 Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor
  • Nov 16 Chris Balderstone, English cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2000)
  • Nov 17 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • Nov 18 Qaboos bin Said al Said, Omani politician and Sultan of Oman (1970-present), born in Salalah, Oman
  • Nov 19 Alberto Villalpando, Bolivian composer (Phantastischen Liturgie), born in La Paz, Bolivia
  • Nov 20 Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director and writer (Apple Trees; Germany, Pale Mother), born in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Nov 20 Jim Horn, American session and touring saxophonist (Duane Eddy; Wrecking Crew; George Harrison), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 21 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • Nov 21 Natalia Makarova, a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer (Kirov Ballet, 1956-70), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Nov 21 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • Nov 22 Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nov 23 Luis Tiant, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1968, 74, 76), born in Marianao, Cuba
  • Nov 24 Paul Tagliabue, commissioner (NFL)
  • Nov 24 Wendell Morris Logan, composer
  • Nov 24 Don Metz, American architect
  • Nov 24 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • Nov 25 Percy Sledge, American soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman), born in Leighton, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Nov 25 Reinhard Furrer, German physicist and astronaut (STS 22), born in Worgl, Germany

Person of interestJoe Gibbs

Nov 25 Joe Gibbs, American football coach (Washington Redskins), born in Mocksville, North Carolina

NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner
Joe Gibbs

Person of interestBruce Lee

Nov 27 Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Chinese-American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee
  • Nov 27 John Alderton, British actor (Please, Sir!; Zardoz; Upstairs, Downstairs), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Nov 27 Maciej Małecki, Polish concert pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Nov 28 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Nov 28 Clem Curtis, British singer (The Foundations), born in Trinidad
  • Nov 29 Charles "Chuck" Mangione, American jazz flugel horn and trumpet player (Feels So Good), born in Rochester, New York
  • Nov 30 Glenn English, (Rep-D-OK, 1975- )
  • Dec 1 Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)
  • Dec 1 Mike Denness, English cricket batsman and captain (28 Tests, top score 188), born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2013)

Person of interestRichard Pryor

Dec 1 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • Dec 1 Ron Finn, Canadian NHL linesman (2,373 regular season games, 2 x All-Star games, Rendez-vous '87 and 4 x Canada Cups), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 2 Gerry Cheevers, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie and broadcaster (longest undefeated streak-32 games 1972; Boston Bruins), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Dec 2 Willie Brown, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback, coach and executive (Super Bowl 1976, 80, 84; Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders), born in Yazoo City, Mississippi (d. 2019)
  • Dec 2 Constance "Connie" Booth, American writer, actress, comedienne and psychotherapist (Fawlty Towers, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Dec 3 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • Dec 4 Gary Gilmore, American murderer, born in McCamey, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Dec 5 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager, born in Moscow
  • Dec 5 Peter Pohl, Swedish writer, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec 5 Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler, born in Brynmawr, Brecknockshire, Wales
  • Dec 6 Lawrence Bergman, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 6 Jay Leonhart, American session and touring jazz and pop double bassist and songwriter (The Bass Lesson), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 7 Kumar Shahani, Indian writer and director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan), born in Larkana, Sindh
  • Dec 7 Stan Boardman, English comedian, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 8 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks), born in Worthing, Sussex, England
  • Dec 8 Brant Alyea, American baseball player
  • Dec 9 Sammy Strain, American singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 10 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • Dec 11 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Dionne Warwick, American singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 Shirley Englehorn, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1970), born in Caldwell, Idaho
  • Dec 12 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician (founded Nationalist Congress Party in 1999), born in Baramati, Bombay Presidency, British India
  • Dec 13 Edith Clever, German actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente), born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • Dec 13 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 14 Lex Gold, Scottish footballer, born in Lanark, Scotland
  • Dec 15 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Dec 16 Dimitri van Toren, Dutch singer-songwriter, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Dec 17 Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist
  • Dec 18 Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey & Sussex)
  • Dec 18 Bramwell Morrison, member of Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • Dec 19 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Dec 20 Larry Willis, American jazz pianist & composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Tony Rivers [Thompson], British pop singer and vocal arranger (Harmony Grass; Cliff Richard), born in Shildon, England
  • Dec 21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • Dec 21 Paul [Ray Hildebrand], American singer (Paul & Paula), born in Joshua, Texas
  • Dec 21 Kálmán Sóvári, Hungarian soccer defender (17 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, VM Egyetértés), born in Budapest, Hungary (2020)
  • Dec 23 Eugene Record, American musician (Chi Lites-Give it Away), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Dec 23 Jorma Kaukonen, American rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane; Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 23 Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician, born in Québec, Canada

Person of interestAnthony Fauci

Dec 24 Anthony Fauci, American Immunologist (White House COVID-19 taskforce), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Immunologist and Infectious Disease Expert Anthony Fauci
Immunologist and Infectious Disease Expert
Anthony Fauci
  • Dec 24 Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Dec 24 Sharon Farrell, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Dec 25 Frans Moor, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Dec 25 Peter Brown, rocker, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Pete Brown, English musician and songwriter (Cream), born in Ashtead, Surrey
  • Dec 26 Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 26 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 27 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
  • Dec 28 Alvin Singleton, American composer ("After Fallen Crumbs"; "Shadows", born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 28 Lonnie Liston Smith, American jazz piano and keyboard player (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady), born in Richmond, Virginia,
  • Dec 28 Neon Park [Martin Muller], American illustrator of album covers (Little Feat; Frank Zappa), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1993)
  • Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, German author (The Scheik of Aachen), born in Essen, Germany
  • Dec 29 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch rock musician and songwriter ("Get Off That Roof"), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Dec 30 Fred Hansen, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Cuero, Texas
  • Dec 30 James Burrows, AmericanTV producer and director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Cheers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 30 Jerry Granelli, American-Canadian jazz drummer (Vince Guaraldi Trio; Mose Allison), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2021)
  • Dec 31 Tim Considine, American actor (Mike-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, born in Leningrad
  • Dec 31 Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru), born in Munich, Germany
  • Dec 31 Bobby Notkoff, American rock and blues violinist (Crazy Horse; The Rockets), born in New York City (d. 2018) [1]