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Famous People Born in 1941

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  • Jan 3 Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
  • Jan 4 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Jan 4 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 5 Bob Cunis, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's), born in Whangarei, New Zealand (d. 2008)
  • Jan 5 Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jan 5 Mansur Ali Khan, Indian cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt), born in Bhopal, India (d. 2011)

Person of interestHayao Miyazaki

Jan 5 Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo, Japan

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki

Person of interestChuck McKinley

Jan 5 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1986)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Jan 7 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
  • Jan 7 Frederick Drew Gregory, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
  • Jan 7 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jan 8 Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 8 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), born in Leicester, England (d. 1989)
  • Jan 8 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator, born in Lima, Peru

  • Jan 9 Joan Baez, American folk singer & human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 9 Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician, born in Laval-des-Rapides, Quebec
  • Jan 11 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 12 Jaime Fuster, American politician (Rep-D-PR, 1985- ), born in Guayama, Puerto Rico (d. 2007)
  • Jan 12 Long John Baldry, English blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie), born in East Haddon, United Kingdom
  • Jan 13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jan 13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • Jan 14 Gibby Gilbert, American golfer (Masters 1980 runner-up), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jan 14 Marjoe Gortner, American actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California

Person of interestFaye Dunaway

Jan 14 Faye Dunaway, American actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Bascom, Florida

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
  • Jan 14 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman, born in Križevci, Gornji Petrovci, Slovenia
  • Jan 15 Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet], American singer-songwriter (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • Jan 16 Christine Janes, tennis player
  • Jan 16 Richard Bohringer, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 17 Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
  • Jan 18 Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
  • Jan 18 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations (My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg), born in Whynot, Mississippi (d. 1991)
  • Jan 18 Iva Zanicchi, actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro)
  • Jan 18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
  • Jan 19 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)

  • Jan 19 Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
  • Jan 19 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • Jan 20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer & television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Jan 21 Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 21 Richie Havens, American folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 21 Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
  • Jan 21 Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler
  • Jan 24 Aaron Neville, American singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
  • Jan 24 Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)

Person of interestNeil Diamond

Jan 24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • Jan 25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jan 25 Gregory Sierra, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • Jan 26 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 28 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Person of interestDick Cheney

Jan 30 Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • Jan 30 Gregory Benford, American author & scientist, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jan 30 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 31 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • Jan 31 Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • Jan 31 Eugène Terre'Blanche, South African white supremacist and leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, born in Ventersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Jan 31 Len Chappell, American NBA forward (All Star 1964), born in Portage, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Feb 1 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • Feb 1 Franco Nones, Italian 30K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Feb 1 Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral
  • Feb 1 Karl Dall, German television host
  • Feb 1 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • Feb 2 Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • Feb 3 Angelo D'Aleo, tenor (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 3 Bridget Hanley, American actress (Here Come the Brides), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 3 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • Feb 3 Chuck Tharp, rock vocalist (Fireballs)
  • Feb 3 Gary Bartlett, cricket pace bowler (NZ in 10 Tests in the 1960's)
  • Feb 3 Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
  • Feb 4 John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • Feb 5 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 5 David Selby, Morganstown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
  • Feb 5 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
  • Feb 5 Stephen J. Cannell, American TV producer (The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street) and writer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • Feb 5 Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Feb 6 Gigi Perreau, American actress (Journey to Center of Time), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 6 Stephen Albert, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 7 Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
  • Feb 8 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 8 Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
  • Feb 9 Sheila James Kuehl, politician/actress (Zelda-Dobie Gillis)
  • Feb 10 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
  • Feb 10 Michael Apted, director/researcher (Granada TV)
  • Feb 11 Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
  • Feb 11 Jeremy Mackenzie, general
  • Feb 11 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
  • Feb 12 Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
  • Feb 12 Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
  • Feb 13 Bo Svenson, Swedish actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall), born in Goteborg, Sweden

  • Feb 13 Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • Feb 13 Sigmar Polke, German painter, born in Oleśnica, Poland (d. 2010)
  • Feb 14 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
  • Feb 14 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • Feb 15 Brian Holland, American pianist, songwriter and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 15 Florinda Bolkan [Bulcão], Brazilian model and actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word), born in Uruburetama, Brazil
  • Feb 16 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Feb 17 Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter (Town Without Pity), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 17 Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Feb 18 David Blue, [Cohen], follk musician (Cupid's Arrow), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1982)
  • Feb 18 Herb Santiago, vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall)
  • Feb 18 Irma Thomas, [Lee], American vocalist (It's Raining)
  • Feb 19 Carlos Roque Alsina, composer
  • Feb 19 Stephen Dobyns, American author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
  • Feb 20 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)
  • Feb 20 Clyde Wright, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter v Oakland 1970), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
  • Feb 21 Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner
  • Feb 22 Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician, born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 23 Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal (George Watson's College)
  • Feb 23 Robin Bynoe, cricketer (WI opening batsman in 4 Tests 1959-67)
  • Feb 23 Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • Feb 24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • Feb 25 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England
  • Feb 25 Ramon Pagayon Santos, composer
  • Feb 25 Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
  • Feb 25 Susan Browning, Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman)
  • Feb 26 Keith Thomson, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968), born in Methven, New Zealand
  • Feb 27 Ian McGarry, British trade union leader (British Actors' Equity Association)
  • Feb 27 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), born in New Delhi, British Raj (d. 2018)
  • Feb 27 Andrew "Sandy" Wilson, Royal Air Force officer (1962–1995)

  • Feb 28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • Feb 28 Marty Sanders, American musician (Jay and the Americans)
  • Mar 1 American astronaut and founder of the optical ray tracing company "Stellar Software", born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 2 David Satcher, Amdniral and 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2001), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Mar 4 John Aprea, actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Mar 4 John Hancock, American actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 1992)
  • Mar 6 Ann Winterton, British MP
  • Mar 6 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), born in Karyn Kupcinet (d. 1963)
  • Mar 8 Ivana Loudova, Czech composer (Vocal Symphony), born in Chlumec nad Cidlinou (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, American pianist & composer
  • Mar 8 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • Mar 9 Ger van Elk, Dutch sculptor, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • Mar 9 Jim Colbert, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Senior Players Championship 1993), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Mar 9 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, born in Mesa, Arizona (d. 1976)
  • Mar 10 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, American composer, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 Piotr Warzecha, composer
  • Mar 10 George Smith, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Mar 13 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer, born in al-Birwa, Galilee (d. 2008)
  • Mar 14 Wolfgang Petersen, Emden Germany, actor (Shattered, Enemy Mine)
  • Mar 15 Dick Top, Dutch actor and director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • Mar 15 Mike Love, American vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 15 Cecil Turtle, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Tortoise Beats Hare"

Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

Mar 16 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 2018)

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Mar 16 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • Mar 17 Clarence Collins, American singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)
  • Mar 17 Edward Harper, composer
  • Mar 17 Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician

Person of interestWilson Pickett

Mar 18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Mar 18 Wolfgang Bauer, writer

  • Mar 18 John W. Derr, American politician
  • Mar 19 Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
  • Mar 20 Carlos Lopez snr, American jockey
  • Mar 20 Pat Corrales, American baseball player
  • Mar 21 Dirk D Frimout, Belgian cosmonaut
  • Mar 21 Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)
  • Mar 22 Bruno Ganz, actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English musician (Chad & Jeremy) and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 22 Billy Collins, American poet
  • Mar 23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • Mar 25 Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • Mar 26 Barclay Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
  • Mar 26 Bob Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
  • Mar 26 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
  • Mar 26 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
  • Mar 27 Charles Pashayan Jr., U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Fresno, California
  • Mar 27 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tulln District, Austria (d. 2006)
  • Mar 27 Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia (2004-14), born in Poltár, Slovak Republic
  • Mar 28 Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 28 Charles Ray "Charlie" McCoy, American Grammy-winning session musician and harmonica player (Hee Haw), born in Oak Hill, West Virginia
  • Mar 28 Jim Turner, American football player, born in Martinez, California
  • Mar 29 Terence Hill, Italian actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • Mar 30 Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Association)
  • Mar 30 Robert C Smith, (Rep-R-NH, 1985- )
  • Mar 30 Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • Mar 30 Sven Hamrin, Swedish road race cycler (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Mar 30 Robert "Bob" Smith, American politician, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Ajit Wadekar, cricketer (stalwart Indian batsman & capt)
  • Apr 3 Eric Braeden, German-American actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless, Colossus), born in Bredenbek, Germany
  • Apr 3 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean-Dead Man's Curve), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 3 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • Apr 3 Philippé Wynne, American soul singer (I'll Be Around), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • Apr 4 Bill Tarmey, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Ardwick, Manchester (d. 2012)
  • Apr 5 Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler (Fairport Convention), born in New Malden, Surrey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 5 Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 6 Hans W Geissendorfer, Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof)
  • Apr 6 Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian musician
  • Apr 7 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 7 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2017)
  • Apr 8 Peggy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 8 Dame Vivienne Westwood, Tintwistle England, English fashion designer
  • Apr 9 Hannah Gordon, British actress (Oh Alfie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apr 9 Kay Adams, American country singer, born in Knox City, Texas
  • Apr 9 Chu Song-woong, South Korean stage actor, born in Goseong, South Gyeongsang, South Korea (d. 1985)
  • Apr 10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer and novelist (Mosquito Coast), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • Apr 11 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, American astronaut (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26), born in Long Beach, California
  • Apr 11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist (Pulitzer 1980), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Apr 12 Julio Euson, Aruban-Dutch singer (I Use the Soap), born in Aruba
  • Apr 12 Bobby Moore, English football defender (108 caps; captain World Cup 1966; West Ham United), born in Barking, Essex (d. 1993)

About 1941

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Snake (Jan 27 - Dec 31)