On This Day

Famous People Born in 1944 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 800 of 855

  • Sep 4 Christopher Needler, English businessman, born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • Sep 4 Jennifer Salt, American actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 5 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Sep 5 Rod Arrants, American actor (Vamping, Ape, Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Sep 6 Linda Kaye Henning, American actress (Betty Joe-Petticoat Junction), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 Aubrey Mokoape, South African political anti-apartheid activist and leader (Pan-African Congress and Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 6 Swoosie Kurtz, American actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 7 Bertel Haarder, Danish politician (Minister of Education), born in Kruså, Denmark
  • Sep 8 Peter Bellamy, English folk singer, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1991)
  • Sep 9 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Sep 10 Thomas Allen, British operatic baritone singer, born in Seaham Harbour, England
  • Sep 11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Sep 11 Freddy Thielemans, Belgian socialist politician (Mayor of Brussels), born in Laeken, Belgium
  • Sep 11 John McSheery, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; MLB All Star Game 1975, 82, 91; dies while umpiring on Opening Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 John McSherry, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; All-Star Game 1975, 82, 91), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)

Person of interestBarry White

Sep 12 Barry White [Carter], American singer ("Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe"; "You're The First, The Last, My Everything"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2003)

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • Sep 12 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 12 Leonard Peltier, Native American activist (American Indian Movement), born in Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Sep 12 Colin Young, Barbadian-British singer (The Foundations - "Build Me Up Buttercup"), born in Barbados, West Indies
  • Sep 13 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago - "25 or 6 to 4","If You Leave Me Now"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 13 Jacqueline Bisset, English actress (Class, Deep, Secrets), born in Weybridge, Surrey, England
  • Sep 14 Joey Heatherton, American dancer and actress (Bluebeard), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • Sep 15 Sotirios Hatzigakis, Greek politician
  • Sep 16 Ard Schenk, Dutch speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna, Netherlands
  • Sep 16 Betty Kelly, American rocker (Martha Reeves & Vandellas), born in Attalla, Alabama
  • Sep 17 Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest), born in Brixen (Bressanone), Italy
  • Sep 18 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • Sep 18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)
  • Sep 19 Anders Björck, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence), born in Nässjö, Jönköping County, Sweden
  • Sep 20 Jeremy Child, English actor (Privilege, Taffin), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • Sep 21 Fannie Flagg, American actress and comediene (Candid Camera), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 21 Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
  • Sep 21 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
  • Sep 21 Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky

  • Sep 21 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 John Tanner, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • Sep 22 Roger Nichols, American recording engineer, producer and inventor (Steely Dan, John Denver), born in Oakland, California (d. 2011)
  • Sep 23 Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)
  • Sep 24 Diana Körner, German actress (Barry Lyndon), born in Wolmirsleben, Germany
  • Sep 25 Eugenia Zukerman, American flutist and novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sep 25 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)

Person of interestMichael Douglas

Sep 25 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Sep 25 Doris Matsui, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Poston, Arizona
  • Sep 26 Victoria Vetri, American model and Playboy playmate (Sep 1967, Playmate of the Year 1968), convicted of manslaughter, born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 26 Anne Robinson, English television host (The Weakest Link), born in Crosby, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 27 IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (NATO)
  • Sep 28 Matthew Cowles, American soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 29 Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
  • Sep 29 Torben Jensen, Danish actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)
  • Sep 30 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish soccer forward (23 caps; Celtic FC), born in Viewpark, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Sep 30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • Oct 1 Barbara Parritt, US soul singer (Toys-Lover's Concerto)
  • Oct 1 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • Oct 2 Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, American sci-fi author (Witling, True Names), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Oct 2 Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Oct 3 Roy Horn, German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy), born in Nordenham, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Oct 3 Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician, born in Etterbeek, Belgium
  • Oct 3 Bob Riley, American politician (52nd Governor of Alabama), born in Ashland, Alabama
  • Oct 4 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)

Person of interestTony La Russa

Oct 4 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Oct 5 Ben Korthals, Dutch politician and lawyer (VVD), born in Voorschoten, Netherlands
  • Oct 6 Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)
  • Oct 6 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • Oct 7 Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter (Crayon Angels), born in Studio City, California (d. 1979)
  • Oct 7 Donald Tsang, Former Chief executive of Hong Kong (2005-1012), born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 8 Bruce Morrison, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), born in New York
  • Oct 8 Susan Raye, American country music singer (L.A. International Airport), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Oct 9 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Oct 10 Christopher Ndodebandla Dlamini, South African trade unionist and SACP-leader, born in Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Oct 10 Renier Schoeman, South African journalist and politician
  • Oct 10 Stephen Scott, American composer, born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Oct 11 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • Oct 11 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 12 Angela Rippon, British television personality, born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Oct 13 Buddy Allin, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Oct 13 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 14 Udo Kier, German actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein), born in Lindenthal, Cologne, Germany
  • Oct 15 Mac Collins, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia), born in Jackson, Georgia
  • Oct 15 Sali Berisha, 41st Prime Minister of Albania (2005-13) and 3rd President of Albania (1992-97), born in Viçidol, Albania
  • Oct 15 Haim Saban, Israeli-American media proprietor (Saban Entertainment), born in Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt
  • Oct 15 Kay Ivey, American politician, 54th Governor of Alabama (2017-), born in Camden, Alabama
  • Oct 16 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • Oct 16 Johnny Washbrook, actor (Ken-My Friend Flicka), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 17 Carol Cole, West Medford Mass, actress (Ellie-Grady)
  • Oct 18 Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)
  • Oct 19 George McCrae, American singer (Lead Me On, Rock Your Baby)
  • Oct 19 Keith Adrian, [Johnson], Indies/Dutch actor (Intrepid Mr Twist)
  • Oct 19 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)

  • Oct 20 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • Oct 21 Janet Ahlberg, illustrator
  • Oct 23 Warren Burton, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 24 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Oct 24 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and coach, born in Zhdanov, Ukrainian SSR (d. 2007)
  • Oct 25 Jon Anderson, English rock singer (Yes - Roundabout; Close To The Edge), born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • Oct 25 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 25 James Carville, American political stategist and commentator, born in Carville, Louisiana
  • Oct 25 Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, born in Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Oct 26 Mike Piano, American rocker (Sandpipers), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 26 Ries Smits, Dutch economist and politician (CDA), born in Tricht, Netherlands
  • Oct 28 Coluche [Michel Colucci] French comedian (My Best Friend's Girl), born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • Oct 28 Dennis Franz, American actor (Buntz-Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue), born in Maywood, Illinois
  • Oct 28 Anton Schlecker, German billionaire (Schlecker drug store), born in Ehingen, Germany
  • Oct 29 Denny Laine [Brian Hines], English rock guitarist (The Moody Blues, Wings), born in Tyseley, Birmingham, England
  • Oct 29 Fausto Leali, Italian entertainer, born in Nuvolento, Brescia, Italy
  • Oct 29 Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Oct 29 Claude Brochu, Canadian Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Oct 30 Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), born in Kadhimiya, Baghdad (d. 2015)
  • Oct 31 Sally Kirkland, American actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 31 Otto Wiesheu, German politician, born in Zolling, Germany
  • Nov 1 Richard "Kinky" Friedman, American country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 1 Oscar Temaru, President of French Polynesia 2011-13, born in Faa'a, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Nov 1 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Nov 2 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Nov 2 Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, American NASA astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75) and MIT professor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 2 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968; world record 63.96m 1969), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • Nov 2 Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)
  • Nov 3 Mel Farr, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1967, 70; Detroit Lions), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Nov 4 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)

  • Nov 4 Scherrie Payne, American singer (The Supremes), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 6 Bill Henderson, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Chilliwack), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nov 7 James Dashow, American-Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 7 Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 7 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Nov 7 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy
  • Nov 7 Ken Patera, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 8 Bonnie Bramlett, American rock vocalist (Delandy & Bonnie), born in Granite City, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Rodney Slater, English rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
  • Nov 8 Robert Nix, American musician (founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Blakely, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 Bill Hendon, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1981-83, 85-87), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Nov 9 Phil May, English rocker (Pretty Things), born in Dartford, Kent (d. 2020)
  • Nov 10 Dave Loggins, American singer (Please come to Boston), born in Mountain City, Tennessee

Person of interestTim Rice

Nov 10 Tim Rice, English lyricist (Chess Moves, 1 Night in Bangkok), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • Nov 10 Silvestre Reyes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas 1997-2013), born in Canutillo, Texas
  • Nov 11 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor
  • Nov 12 Johan van Doorn, [Johnny the Selfkicker], Dutch poet (War & Porridge)

Person of interestAl Michaels

Nov 12 Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • Nov 12 Booker T. Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs-Green Onions), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 13 Ken Shuttleworth, English cricketpaceman (England on 1970-71 Ashes tour), born in St Helens, Lancashire
  • Nov 13 Timmy Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Why Can't We Live Together), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Nov 13 Wouter R van Romondt, Dutch/Dutch Antillean cartoonist
  • Nov 14 Aditya Biria, industrialist
  • Nov 16 Jay Hammer, American actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 16 David O'Sullivan, New Zealand cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Nov 16 Hugo Dittberner, German writer, born in Gieboldehausen, Germany
  • Nov 16 Oliver Braddick, British psychologist (research on infant visual perception)

Person of interestDanny Devito

Nov 17 Danny Devito, American actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

  • Nov 17 Eugene Clarke, US rock guitarist, born in Tipton, Missouri

Person of interestLorne Michaels

Nov 17 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

  • Nov 17 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, California (d. 2020)
  • Nov 17 Jim Boeheim, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Syracuse; John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2006), born in Lyons, New York
  • Nov 17 Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect (Pritzker Prize 2000), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Nov 19 Charlie Coe, American rock bassist (Paul Revere & the Raiders), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Nov 19 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 20 Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwean field hockey coach and player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Blantyre, Nyasaland
  • Nov 21 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 21 Harold Ramis, actor and director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Nov 21 Marcia "Marcy" Carsey, TV executive/producer
  • Nov 21 Richard J Durbin, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Nov 22 Robert Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
  • Nov 23 Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)
  • Nov 23 Jose Torikens, Dutch journalist (Parool, NRC)
  • Nov 23 Peter Lindbergh [Brodbeck], German fashion photographer and director, born in Lissa, German occupied Poland (d. 2019)
  • Nov 24 Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
  • Nov 24 Dan Glickman, (Rep-D-KS, 1977- )
  • Nov 24 Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
  • Nov 24 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar
  • Nov 24 Candy Darling [James Slattery], American transgender actress (Flesh, Women in Revolt), born in Queens, New York (d. 1974)
  • Nov 25 Ben Stein, American actor
  • Nov 26 Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2017)
  • Nov 26 Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes), born in Belzoni, Mississippi
  • Nov 27 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Enford, Wilshire (d. 2015)
  • Nov 27 Martin Corbett, English gay rights activist (Gay Liberation Front, OutRage!), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 27 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-TX, 1979- )
  • Nov 28 Rita Mae Brown, actress (Long Hot Summer, Slumber Party Massacre)
  • Nov 28 R.B. Greaves, Guyanan singer, (d. 2012)
  • Nov 28 Timothy Krajcir, American serial killer
  • Nov 30 Dian Parkinson [Dianna Lynn Batts], American model (The Price Is Right) and Miss USA 1965, born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Nov 30 Luther T Ingram, American singer/songwriter (I'll Be Your Shelter)

  • Nov 30 Rob Grill, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 1 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • Dec 1 Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • Dec 1 Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • Dec 1 Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • Dec 1 Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Dec 2 Cathy Lee Crosby, American actress (Coach, That's Incredible), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 2 Roger Omond, journalist
  • Dec 2 Ibrahim Rugova, Kosovar nationalist writer and President of Kosovo (1992-2006), born in Crnce, Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (now Kosovo) (d. 2006)
  • Dec 2 Botho Strauß, German author, born in Naumburg, Germany
  • Dec 3 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), born in Braga, Portugal (d. 1984)
  • Dec 4 Chris Hillman, American singer (The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 4 Dennis Wilson, American drummer and vocalist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne, California (d. 1983)
  • Dec 4 François Migault, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1976 runner-up; 16 F1 GP), born in Le Mans, France (d. 2012)
  • Dec 4 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 5 Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor (The Fugitive), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 6 Jonathan King, English singer and songwriter (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) and record producer, born in London
  • Dec 7 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker, born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Dec 7 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota