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Famous People Born in 1943

Famous Birthdays

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  • Jan 1 Jerilyn Britz, American golfer (US Women's Open 1979), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 1 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • Jan 1 Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska
  • Jan 2 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 3 Van Dyke Parks, American musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Jan 4 Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)

Person of interestDoris Kearns Goodwin

Jan 4 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and writer (Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

Writer and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Writer and Historian
Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Jan 5 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2014)
  • Jan 6 Osvaldo Soriano, Argentine journalist & writer, born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 1997)
  • Jan 6 Terry Venables, British soccer player & manager, born in Dagenham, England
  • Jan 7 Jim Lefebvre, American baseball manager (Seattle Mariners), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Jan 7 Leona Williams, American country music singer (Ladies Get the Blues), born in Vienna, Missouri
  • Jan 7 Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, born in Hiroshima, Japan (d. 1955)
  • Jan 7 Richard Armstrong, British conductor, born in Leicester, England
  • Jan 8 Lee Jackson, English bass guitarist & singer-songwriter (Nice), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Jan 8 Marcus Hutson, American musician (Whispers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Jan 9 Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • Jan 9 Kenneth Kelley, American singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • Jan 9 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist & singer (Drinking on My Bed), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Robert Drewe, Australian author, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 9 Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician, born in Charlottetown, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Jan 9 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Huyton, United Kingdom (d. 2019)
  • Jan 9 Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Jan 11 William Albert Penn, composer
  • Jan 11 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
  • Jan 13 Richard Moll, American actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jan 13 William Duckworth, composer
  • Jan 14 Holland Taylor, American actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 14 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Jan 14 Ronald Hunter, American actor (Lazarus Syndrome), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 14 Shannon Lucid, Chinese astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jan 14 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Jan 15 Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award), born in Adrian, Michigan
  • Jan 16 Brian Ferneyhough, composer
  • Jan 16 Gavin Bryars, composer
  • Jan 16 Ronnie Milsap, American country singer (Legend in My Time), born in Robbinsville, North Carolina

  • Jan 17 Chris Montez [Ezekiel Montanez], American guitarist and singer (Let's Dance; Call Me), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 17 Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)

Person of interestRené Préval

Jan 17 René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001, 2006-2011), born in Port-au-Prince (d. 2017)

President of Haiti René Préval
President of Haiti
René Préval
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
  • Jan 18 Kay Granger, American politician

Person of interestJanis Joplin

Jan 19 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Jan 19 Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
  • Jan 19 Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
  • Jan 20 Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2002)
  • Jan 22 H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )
  • Jan 22 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress (Better Days Ahead, Pixote), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2015)
  • Jan 23 Gil Gerard, American actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jan 23 Bill Gibb, Scottish fashion designer, born in New Pitsligo, Scotland (d. 1988)
  • Jan 23 Jimmy Castor, American pop & funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 23 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Jan 24 Julie Bennett, actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear), born in Beverly Hills, California

Person of interestSharon Tate

Jan 24 Sharon Tate, American actress (Valley of the Dolls), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • Jan 24 Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
  • Jan 25 Tobe Hooper, American film director, born in Austin, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Jan 26 Jean Knight [Jean Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 26 Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
  • Jan 26 Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
  • Jan 26 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 27 A H Harper, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Jan 28 Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
  • Jan 28 John Beck, Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 28 Susan Howard, Marshall Tx, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)
  • Jan 28 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (The Chamber Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jan 28 Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 29 Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
  • Jan 29 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
  • Jan 30 Davy Johnson, American baseball player and manager (NY Mets), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jan 30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 1 Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
  • Feb 1 Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 2 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • Feb 3 Blythe Danner, actress (Butterflies are Free), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 3 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa was a Rollin' Stone), born in Fairfield, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Feb 3 Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
  • Feb 4 Cheryl Miller, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free)
  • Feb 4 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • Feb 4 Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
  • Feb 4 Jimmy Johnson, American session musician and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • Feb 4 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Feb 5 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
  • Feb 5 Craig Morton, College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cal; NFL: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 5 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • Feb 5 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • Feb 5 Michael Mann, American actor & director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestNolan Bushnell

Feb 5 Nolan Bushnell, American electrical engineer (founded Atari, created Pong), born in Clearfield, Utah

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Nolan Bushnell
  • Feb 6 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 6 Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 7 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
  • Feb 8 Bob Oliver, baseball player
  • Feb 8 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)

  • Feb 8 Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
  • Feb 8 Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University
  • Feb 9 Barbara Lewis, American singer (Hello Stranger), born in Salem, Michigan
  • Feb 9 James King, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 9 Joe Pesci, American actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 9 Jonny Nilsson, Swedish 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 9 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • Feb 9 Squire Fridell, American actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestJoseph Stiglitz

Feb 9 Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and Nobel laureate (asymmetric information), born in Gary, Indiana

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
Joseph Stiglitz
  • Feb 10 Ral Donner, [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)
  • Feb 11 Iain Cameron, British brigadier
  • Feb 11 Serge Lama, French singer
  • Feb 13 Friedrich Christian Delius, German writer, born in Rome, Italy
  • Feb 13 Leo Frankowski, American sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Feb 14 Eric Anderson, American vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Feb 14 Maceo Parker, American tenor saxophonist (Parliament-Funkadelic, King's One, Mo' Roots), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Feb 14 Bob Murphy Jr, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970 runner-up; 11 Senior PGA Tour titles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Feb 16 Anthony Dowell, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 James Beaton, British GC
  • Feb 18 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer (The Goodies), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Feb 19 Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], American singer-songwriter (Lightning Striking Again), born in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
  • Feb 19 Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • Feb 20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • Feb 20 Antonio Inoki, [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
  • Feb 20 Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice
  • Feb 20 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
  • Feb 21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Feb 21 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist
  • Feb 21 Roberto Faenza, director (Cop Killers, Corrupt)
  • Feb 22 David Skaggs, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 22 Dick Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 22 Tom Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 22 Horst Köhler, German politician, born in Skierbieszów, Poland
  • Feb 23 Bobby Mitchell, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1972), born in Chatham, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • Feb 23 Fred Biletnikoff, NFL wide receiver
  • Feb 23 Jada Rowland, American actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 24 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
  • Feb 24 Terry Semel, American business executive
  • Feb 24 Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

Feb 25 George Harrison, English pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Feb 25 Maryann Amacher, composer
  • Feb 25 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 26 Bill Duke, American actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator), born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Feb 26 Bob "Bear" Hite, American vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country), born in Torrance, California (d. 1981)
  • Feb 26 Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect, born in Temse, Belgium
  • Feb 26 Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 26 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director & costume designer, born in Macerata, Italy
  • Feb 27 Mary Frann, American actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 27 Morten Lauridsen, American composer, born in Colfax, Washington
  • Feb 27 Klaus Köste, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Feb 28 Barbara Acklin, [Allen], R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 28 Hans Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-98)
  • Feb 28 Charles Bernstein, American composer
  • Mar 1 Benjamin W Jipcho, Mt Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Mar 1 Franz Hohler, Swiss writer, born in Biel
  • Mar 1 Mauro Checcoli, Italian 3 day equestrian (Olympic gold 1964)

  • Mar 1 Piet Veerman, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • Mar 1 Wolfgang Scheidel, German DR, luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Mar 1 Gil Amelio, American venture capitalist
  • Mar 1 Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast (6 Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Nagoya, Japan
  • Mar 1 Richard H. Price, American physicist
  • Mar 1 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • Mar 1 José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 2 Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], English rocker (Drifters, Vipers), born in London, England
  • Mar 2 Gordon Black, English industrialist
  • Mar 2 Rosa DeLauro, (Rep-D-Connecticut)
  • Mar 2 Stephen Dickman, composer
  • Mar 2 Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 2 Peter Straub, American author
  • Mar 3 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)
  • Mar 4 Zoltan Jeney, composer
  • Mar 5 Billy Backus, American boxer
  • Mar 5 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Mar 5 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 7 Carole Peel, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Mar 7 Chris White, American rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Mar 7 Leon Frank Sylvers, rocker
  • Mar 8 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • Mar 9 Trish Van Devere [Patricia Louise Dressel], American actress (The Changeling), born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Person of interestBobby Fischer

Mar 9 Bobby Fischer, American chess player (world champion (1972-75), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Mar 9 Charles Gibson, American television journalist (Good Morning America), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Mar 10 Alfred Whitford 'Fred' Lerdahl, American composer (Arches), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Mar 10 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 10 Stephen Montague, composer
  • Mar 10 Sandra Palmer, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1972, US Open 1975), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Mar 13 André Téchiné, French director and screenwriter (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous), born in Valence-d'Agen, Tarn-et-Garonne, France

  • Mar 14 Jim Pons, bassist (Turtles, Mothers of Invention), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 15 Brenda Scott, actress (Midge-Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 15 David Cronenberg, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 15 Sly Stone, Dallas, funk musician (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People), born in Denton, Texas
  • Mar 16 Ursula Goodenough, American biologicst, Evolutionary Scholar, author and educator, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (d. 2005)
  • Mar 17 Don Mitchell, actor (Mark-Ironside), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Mar 17 Tony Newman, English drummer (Sounds Incorporated, T.Rex), born in Southampton, England
  • Mar 18 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 18 Toula Grivas, Greek actress
  • Mar 19 Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist and 1995 Nobel laureate (Antarctic ozone hole), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mar 19 Mario Monti, Italian politician
  • Mar 19 Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
  • Mar 20 Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer
  • Mar 20 Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
  • Mar 20 Paul Junger Witt, American TV producer
  • Mar 21 Antal Dunai, Hungarian soccer player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Mar 21 Vivian Stanshall, songwriter/comic
  • Mar 21 Hartmut Haenchen, German conductor

About 1943

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Jan 24), Horse (Feb 15 - Dec 31)