On This Day

Famous People Born in 1942 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 800 of 832

  • Sep 13 Hissène Habré, Dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau
  • Sep 14 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Marianna, Arkansas
  • Sep 14 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer (Grace Notes), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 15 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, American sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Sep 15 Lee Dorman, American rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)

Person of interestEmmerson Mnangagwa

Sep 15 Emmerson Mnangagwa "the crocodile", Zimbabwean politician (President 2017-), born in Zvishavane, South Rhodesia

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • Sep 16 Tom Wargo, American golfer (PGA Senior C'ship 1993, British Senior Open 1994), born in Marlette, Michigan
  • Sep 16 Bernie Calvert, English rock bassist (Hollies), born in Brierfield, England
  • Sep 16 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 16 Dennis Conner, American sailor, 4 time America's Cup winning skipper (1974, 1980, 1987, 1988) and Olympic bronze medalist (1976), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 17 Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynns last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 17 Des Lynam, British TV and radio sportscaster, born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
  • Sep 17 Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968), born in Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Sep 17 Robert Graysmith, American Zodiac killer researcher and author, born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Sep 18 Koos van den Berg, Dutch politician (SGP), born in The Hague, Netherlands

  • Sep 18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb), born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England
  • Sep 20 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician (41st Mayor of Montreal), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Sep 21 Ann Elder, American comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 22 Dick Pickering, trade unionist
  • Sep 22 William C Nelson, rep/astronaut (STS 24)
  • Sep 22 David Stern, American basketball executive (NBA commissioner 1984-2014; longest-tenured commissioner in history of major North American sports leagues), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2020)
  • Sep 23 Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 25 John Taylor, British jazz pianist, born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 25 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), born in Ranfurly, New Zealand (d. 2015)
  • Sep 25 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German long jumper and relayer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Sep 26 Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures
  • Sep 27 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • Sep 27 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 28 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)

  • Sep 28 Marshall Bell, American actor
  • Sep 28 Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
  • Sep 28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • Sep 29 Ian McShane, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Luc Ponty, French fusion violinist (Frank Zappa), born in Avranches, France
  • Sep 29 Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
  • Sep 29 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
  • Sep 29 William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
  • Sep 29 Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a España 1968), born in Sedrina, Italy (d. 2019)
  • Sep 29 Bill Nelson, American politician
  • Sep 30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 30 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • Sep 30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Oct 1 Jean-Pierre Joubille, French auto racer (European F2 champion 1976), born in Paris, France

Person of interestSteve Sabol

Oct 2 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 4 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Oct 4 Jenny Arean, [Joanna Klarenbeek], Dutch actress (Paul Chevrolet)
  • Oct 4 Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
  • Oct 5 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Oct 6 Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 6 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 7 Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 9 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Oct 10 Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), born in Sibiu, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Oct 10 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1992)
  • Oct 10 Chartchai Chionoi, Thai boxer (WBC/WBA flyweight champion), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2018)
  • Oct 11 Vic Fazio, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Winchester, Massachusetts

Person of interestAmitabh Bachchan

Oct 11 Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor (The Great Gatsby), born in Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Oct 12 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • Oct 12 Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Oct 13 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 13 Pamela Tiffin, American actress (Viva Max!), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 13 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 13 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Oct 14 Billy Harrison, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 15 Don Stevenson, American rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 15 Jim Leach, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Oct 16 Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 17 Gary Puckett, vocalist (Gary Puckett& Union Gap "Woman Woman"), born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Oct 18 Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)
  • Oct 18 Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  • Oct 19 Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • Oct 20 Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)
  • Oct 21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 21 Les AuCoin, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
  • Oct 21 Allan Grice, Australian racing driver

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

Oct 21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • Oct 22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 22 Robin John Maconie, composer
  • Oct 22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • Oct 23 Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

Person of interestMichael Crichton

Oct 23 Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)


  • Oct 26 Dietmar Polaczek, Austrian composer and writer, born in Bendsburg, Upper Silesia (now Będzin, Poland)
  • Oct 26 John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)
  • Oct 26 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England (d. 2014)
  • Oct 27 Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), born in Littlehampton, West Sussex
  • Oct 27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 27 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • Oct 28 Kees Verkerk, Dutch skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympic gold 1968), born in Maasdam, Netherlands
  • Oct 29 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Bob Ross, American artist and television host, born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer, born in Motala, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • Oct 31 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Oct 31 Dave McNally, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969-70, 72; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)
  • Nov 1 John Spratt, American politician (Rep-D-SC, 1983-2011), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Person of interestLarry Flynt

Nov 1 Larry Flynt, American magazine publisher (Hustler), born in Lakeville, Kentucky

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Nov 1 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), born in Creston, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Nov 2 Shere Hite [Shirley Diana Gregory], American-German sex therapist (Hite Report), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • Nov 2 Stefanie Powers, American actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 2 Ron Reed, American NBA forward and MLB pitcher (Detroit Pistons; Philadelphia Phillies), born in LaPorte, Indiana
  • Nov 7 Jean Shrimpton, British actress (Privilege, Beaton by Bailey, Something Nice to Eat) and the world's first supermodel, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Nov 7 Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Ángel Cordero Jr, Puerto Rican jockey (Kentucky Derby 1974, 76, 85; US Racing Hall of Fame), born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Nov 8 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 8 Gerald Alston, American singer (Manhattans-Crazy), born in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina
  • Nov 9 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer and multi-millionaire
  • Nov 9 Tom Weiskopf, American golfer (British Open 1973), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • Nov 9 Richard Greene, American violinist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Geneva, Switzerland

Person of interestRobert F. Engle

Nov 10 Robert F. Engle, American economist (Nobel 2003 - for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH)), born in Syracuse, New York

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle
  • Nov 10 Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss politician (President of Switzerland 2009) and Member of the Swiss Federal Council (2004-10), born in Herisau, Switzerland
  • Nov 11 Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)

  • Nov 13 Beth Brickell, actress (Gentle Ben), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • Nov 13 John P Hammond, American blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 14 Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), born in Harare, Zimbabwe (d. 2020)
  • Nov 15 Daniel Barenboim, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, American actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 16 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London
  • Nov 16 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey, born in Stirling, Scotland
  • Nov 17 Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
  • Nov 17 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestMartin Scorsese

Nov 17 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Nov 17 Khang Khek Leu 'Comrade Dutch', Cambodian Khmer Rouge figure convicted of crimes against humanity, born in Choyaot village, Cambodia (d. 2020)
  • Nov 18 Jeffrey Siegel, pianist (Chicago Symphony), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 18 Linda Evans, actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Nov 18 Susan Sullivan, American actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestCalvin Klein

Nov 19 Calvin Klein, American fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • Nov 19 Gary L Ackerman, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • Nov 19 Larry Gilbert, American golfer (Senior Players Championship 1997), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky (d. 1998)
  • Nov 19 Sharon Olds, American poet
  • Nov 20 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)

Person of interestJoe Biden

Nov 20 Joe Biden, American politician (Vice President: 2009-2017), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • Nov 20 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Nov 20 Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop, born in Mosul, Iraq (d. 2008)
  • Nov 21 Tweety [Pie], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "A Tale of Two Kitties"
  • Nov 21 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler
  • Nov 21 Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • Nov 22 Guion Bluford, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)
  • Nov 22 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 23 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Hair, Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

  • Nov 24 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
  • Nov 24 Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian and actor (Blue Money)
  • Nov 24 Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary to George H. W. Bush
  • Nov 25 Rosa Von Praunheim, [Holger Mischwitzky], Riga Latvia, dir (Affengeil)
  • Nov 25 Tracey Walter, actor (Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 26 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Nov 27 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic gold 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

Nov 27 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Nov 27 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 28 Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
  • Nov 28 Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
  • Nov 29 Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • Nov 29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • Nov 29 Maggie Thompson, American magazine editor
  • Dec 1 John Crowley, American sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • Dec 1 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 2 Ted Bluechel, American rock vocalist and drummer (Association), born in San Pedro, California
  • Dec 3 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • Dec 3 Mike Gibson, Irish rugby union centre (69 caps Ireland, 12 British & Irish Lions, 9 Barbarians), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 3 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • Dec 4 Bob Mosley, American rock bassist (Moby Grape), born in Paradise Valley, California
  • Dec 4 Gemma Jones, English actress (Bridget Jones's Diary), born in Marylebone, London
  • Dec 5 Randy Kirby, American actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 6 Peter Handke, Austrian writer (A Sorrow Beyond Dreams), 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, born in Griffen, Austria
  • Dec 7 Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter (Taxi; Cat's in the Cradle), born in New York City, New York
  • Dec 7 Jonathan D. Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Alex [Alexander] Johnson, American professional baseball player, born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 8 Bobby Elliott, rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Dec 8 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • Dec 8 Mario Savio, American political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)

  • Dec 8 [Frederick] "Toots" Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"), born in May Pen, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • Dec 9 Dick Butkus, American NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears) and sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 9 Joe McGinniss, American author (The Selling of the President 1968), born in Rye, New York (d. 2014)
  • Dec 9 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (Leeds United), born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Dec 10 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 10 Ralph Tavares, American musician (Tavares), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dec 10 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • Dec 11 Karen Susman, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1962), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 11 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)
  • Dec 13 Anna Eshoo, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • Dec 14 David Band, British banker (BZW) (d. 1996)
  • Dec 14 Rex Thompson, American actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 14 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 2017)
  • Dec 14 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Dave Clark, English rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • Dec 16 Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island
  • Dec 17 Paul Butterfield, blues musician (Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMuhammadu Buhari

Dec 17 Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian military leader and politician (President of Nigeria 2015-), born in Daura, Katsina State

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Dec 18 William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V