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Famous People Born in 1945

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  • Jan 1 Jacky Ickx, Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1969, 75-77, 81-82; 8 x F1 wins; Dakar Rally 1983; Bathurst 1000 1977), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Jan 1 Peter Duncan, Australian politician
  • Jan 1 Glen Loates, Canadian artist and painter of wildlife and landscapes, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 2 Slobodan Praljak, Bosnian Croat general & war criminal, born in Čapljina, Independent State of Croatia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 3 Stephen Stills, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"; Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 4 JayDee Maness, American pedal steel guitar player (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Loma Linda, California
  • Jan 4 Vesa-Matti Loiri, Finnish entertainer
  • Jan 4 Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 5 Sam Wyche, American NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals 1984-91; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992-95; introduced no-huddle offence), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Jan 5 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-British film director, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Jan 6 Barry Lopez, American author (Of Wolves & Men), born in Port Chester, New York
  • Jan 6 Barry John, Welsh rugby player, born in Cefneithin, United Kingdom
  • Jan 6 Pepé Le Pew, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Odor-able Kitty"
  • Jan 6 Allen Appel, American novelist, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 7 Tony Conigliaro, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Jan 7 Dick Marty, Swiss politician & prosecutor, born in Sorengo, Switzerland
  • Jan 7 Raila Odinga, Kenyan politician, Prime Minister of Kenya (2008-2013), born in Maseno, Kenya
  • Jan 7 Dave Cousins [David Joseph Hindson], English singer-songwriter (Strawbs), born in Hounslow, England
  • Jan 9 Frank Biondi, American businessman (HBO), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 John Doman, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestRod Stewart

Jan 10 Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • Jan 10 Colonel DeBeers [Edward Wiskoski], American professional wrestler, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • Jan 10 Gunther von Hagens [Gunther Gerhard Liebchen], German anatomist who invented the plastination technique for preserving tissue specimens, born in Alt-Skalden, Nazi Germany
  • Jan 10 Spider Sabich, American alpine skier (Olympics 1968; shot by actress Claudine Longet), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), born in Lendolf (d. 2017)
  • Jan 11 Samdech Preah Sanghareach Bour Kry, Supreme Patriarch of the Cambodian Dhammayutt Order
  • Jan 12 Maggie Bell, Scottish rock vocalist, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 13 [Eileen] Joy[ce] Chant [Rutter], UK, sci-fi author (High Kings)
  • Jan 14 Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Jan 14 Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 14 Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
  • Jan 15 Vince Foster, American lawyer, born in Hope, Arkansas (d. 1993)
  • Jan 15 William R. Higgins, USMC colonel, born in Danville, Kentucky (d. 1990)
  • Jan 15 Princess Michael of Kent, British royal, born in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • Jan 16 Kabir Bedi, Pakistani actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Jan 16 Wim Suurbier, Dutch soccer right back (60 caps; Ajax 392 games) and manager (LA Heat, TB Rowdies), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Jan 17 William Hart, American singer (4 Gents; Delfonics - "I'm Sorry"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 17 Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter, born in Gwalior, India
  • Jan 17 Ivan Karabits, Ukrainian composer, conductor, and educator, born in Yalta, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19 Charles Amirkhanian, American composer, born in Fresno, California
  • Jan 19 Vadim Abdrashitov, director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
  • Jan 20 Eric Stewart, English rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer (10cc - "I'm Not in Love"), born in Droylsden, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist and broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), born in Peterborough, England (d. 2013)
  • Jan 21 Andrew Stein, President of NYC council (D)
  • Jan 21 Chris Britton, British rock guitarist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), born in Watford, England
  • Jan 21 Martin Shaw, British actor (The Chief, Inspector George Gently), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 22 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
  • Jan 23 Mike Harris, Canadian politician
  • Jan 24 D. Todd Christofferson, American LDS apostle, born in American Fork, Utah
  • Jan 24 John Garamendi, American politician, born in Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida
  • Jan 25 Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 25 Walt Wesley, American NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers), born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Jan 26 Mick Hill, Australian cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75), born in Greensborough, Australia
  • Jan 26 Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist, born in Oxford, United Kingdom (d. 1987)
  • Jan 26 Barbara Kruger, American conceptual artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jan 26 Ashley Hutchings, British folk-rock bassist, vocalist, songwriter, and record producer (Fairport Convention; Steeleye Span), born in Southgate, London England
  • Jan 26 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • Jan 27 Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)
  • Jan 27 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Nick Raynsford, British MP
  • Jan 28 José Luis Perales, Spanish pop singer-songwriter ("Quisiera Decir tu Nombre" (I Would Like to Say Your Name)), born Castejón, Spain
  • Jan 28 Robert Wyatt, English progressive rock musician (Soft Machine), born in Bristol, England
  • Jan 29 James Nicholson, British MEP

Person of interestTom Selleck

Jan 29 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Jan 29 Jim Nicholson, Irish politician

Person of interestDonna Caponi

Jan 29 Donna Caponi, American golfer (4-time LPGA major winner), born in Detroit, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Jan 30 Michael Dorris, American novelist & scholar, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • Jan 30 Robert Wittinger, Austrian-born German composer, born in Knittelfeld, Austria
  • Jan 31 Noah Creshevsky, American electroacoustic composer, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jan 31 Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, British judge, 1st woman to head UK Supreme Court, born in Leeds, England
  • Feb 1 Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Feb 1 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), born in Imabari, Japan (d. 2019)
  • Feb 2 Ronnie Goodson, American singer (Hi-Lites), born in New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Feb 3 Bob Griese, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 1971 Player of Year)
  • Feb 3 Johnny Cymbal, rocker (Mr Bass Man)
  • Feb 3 Willeke Alberti [Verbruggen], Dutch vocalist/actress (Small Truth)
  • Feb 5 Sarah Weddington, American attorney, born in Abilene, Texas

Person of interestBob Marley

Feb 6 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae musician (Exodus, One Love), born in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica (d. 1981)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Feb 7 Gerald Davies, British rugby player
  • Feb 7 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (In the Name of the Father, Inception), born in Warrington, England (d. 2011)
  • Feb 7 Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
  • Feb 9 Bill Bergey, American NFL player, born in South Dayton, New York
  • Feb 9 Mia [Maria] Farrow, LA, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Purple Rose of Cairo)
  • Feb 10 John Hayes, secretary-general (British Law Society)
  • Feb 12 Cliff De Young, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Joe Schermie, American bass player (Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World"), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 2002)
  • Feb 12 Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)
  • Feb 12 David D Friedman, American economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist (The Machinery of Freedom), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 12 Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher, 1966-74, 2X no-hitters (Houston Astros), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1975)
  • Feb 13 Keith Nichols, English jazz musician, born in Essex, England
  • Feb 13 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • Feb 13 Roy Dyke, English rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 13 David Tremlett, English artist, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Ken Sitzberger, American diver and broadcaster (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1964), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1984)
  • Feb 14 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Feb 14 Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
  • Feb 14 K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
  • Feb 14 Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • Feb 14 William Hill Boner, (Rep-D-TN, 1979- )
  • Feb 14 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Atlético Mineiro), born in Piriápolis, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • Feb 15 John Helliwell, British rock Saxophonist (Supertramp - "The Logical Song"), born in Todmorden, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Feb 15 Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
  • Feb 16 Pete Christlieb, American jazz bebop saxophonist (Deacon Blues, Unforgettable), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 17 Brenda Fricker, actress (My Left Foot), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 17 Patricia Morrow, American actress (Rita-Peyton Place), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 18 Judy Rankin, American golfer (US Open, Titleholders C'ship 1972 runner-up; 26 LPGA Tour wins), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 18 Michael Nader, American actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 19 Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
  • Feb 19 Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)
  • Feb 19 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)
  • Feb 20 Alan Hull, British folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Lindisfarne - "Lady Eleanor"), born in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 20 Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
  • Feb 20 Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
  • Feb 20 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor (Vicky Donor), born in Bhopal, India
  • Feb 21 Sudhir Naik, Indian cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974), born in Bombay, India
  • Feb 22 Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Feb 22 Leslie Charleson, American actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 23 Frank Murray, police Officer
  • Feb 23 John Halsey, British rock drummer (The Rutles - "Barry Wom"), born in Highgate, North London
  • Feb 25 Elkie Brooks [Elaine Bookbinder], British rock singer ("Pearl's A Singer"), born in Manchester, England
  • Feb 25 Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
  • Feb 26 Mitch Ryder, American rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress), born in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • Feb 26 Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion, born in Richmond, Australia (d. 2006)
  • Feb 26 Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach & politician, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Feb 27 Daniel Olbrychski, Polish actor (La Truite), born in Łowicz, Poland
  • Feb 28 Bubba Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Michigan State; Pro Bowl 1970, 71; First Team All Pro 1971; Super Bowl 1971; Baltimore Colts) and actor (Police Academy), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Feb 28 Mimsy Farmer, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Ronnie Rosman, American rock organist, and accordion player (Tommy James & The Shondells - "I Think We're Alone Now"; "Crystal Blue Persuasion"), born in Greensburg, PA
  • Mar 1 Dirk Benedict, American actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica), born in Helena, Montana
  • Mar 1 Wilfried van Moer, Belgian soccer midfielder (57 caps; Belgian Golden Shoe x 3; Beveren, Antwerp, Standard Liège), born in Beveren, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • Mar 2 Gordon Thompson, Canadian actor (Adam Carrington in Dynasty), born in Ottawa
  • Mar 2 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Mar 2 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer ("The Spy Who Loved Me"; "Skyfall"), born in Reading, England (d. 2013)
  • Mar 3 Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • Mar 3 Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • Mar 4 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • Mar 4 Jaime Tirelli, American actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Tara Browne, British socialite (d. 1966)
  • Mar 4 Frank Novak, American actor
  • Mar 4 Tommy Svensson, Swedish soccer midfielder (40 caps; Östers IF, Standard Liège) and manager (Östers IF, Sweden), born in Växjö, Sweden
  • Mar 5 Randy Matson, American field athlete (Olympic gold shot putt 1968), born in Pampa, Texas
  • Mar 6 Anna Maria Horsford, American actress (Thelma Frye-Amen), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 6 Hugh Grundy, British rock drummer (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Mar 7 Arthur Lee, American rock singer-songwriter (Love - "Forever Changes"; "Vindicator"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Graeme Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 6 wickets; 2 ODIs), born in Kew, Victoria, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Mar 8 Jim Chapman, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Mar 8 Micky Dolenz, American singer (The Monkees - "I'm A Believer"), and actor (Circus Boy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 8 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • Mar 8 Anselm Kiefer, German painter
  • Mar 9 Laura Lee, American soul and gospel singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 9 Robin Trower, British rock guitarist (Procol Harum, 1967-71 - "Conquistador"; solo - Bridge Of Sighs), born in London, England
  • Mar 9 Dennis Rader, American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County, Kansas, born in Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Mar 9 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), born in Pretoria (d. 1988)
  • Mar 10 Katharine Houghton, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 10 Birgitta Sellén, Swedish politician
  • Mar 10 Elizabeth Brumfiel [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
  • Mar 10 Pete Nelson [Lipscomb], British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"), born in Uxbridge, London, England (d. 2005)
  • Mar 11 Harvey Mandel, American rock guitarist (The Snake), born in Morton, Illinois
  • Mar 11 Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)
  • Mar 11 Tricia O'Neal, actress (Piranha Part II), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Mar 11 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • Mar 12 Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American mobster who testified against John Gotti, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 12 Hans van Emden, Dutch rock guitarist (Les Baroques - "Such A Cad")
  • Mar 13 Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician, born in Stalino, USSR
  • Mar 14 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • Mar 14 Michael Martin Murphey, American country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 14 Walt Parazaider, American rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 15 Jorgen Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Mar 15 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 15 Tracy Smith, long-distance runner, born in Altadena, California)
  • Mar 15 A. K. Faezul Huq, Bengali lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 17 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
  • Mar 17 Michael Hayden, General USAF, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Mar 18 Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Mar 18 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 18 Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer (Asakusa Portraits) , born in Daigo, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2020)
  • Mar 18 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • Mar 18 John Jacobs, American golfer (PGA Senior C’ship 2003), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 19 Lisa Nicole Baker, American Playboy playmate (Nov 1966, Playmate of the Year 1967), born in Detroit, Texas
  • Mar 19 Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor
  • Mar 20 Pat Riley, American NBA coach (Lakers, Knicks, Heat), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Mar 20 Tim Yeo, British MP/under-sect (State of Environment)
  • Mar 20 Henry Bartholomay, American fighter pilot
  • Mar 20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • Mar 21 Rosemary Stone, American funk and rock vocalist, and pianist (Sly & Family Stone - "Everyday People"; "Dance to The Music"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 21 Vernon Guy, American R&B and gospel singer (Cool Sounds, Sharpees), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Mar 22 Alan Opie, British Grammy Award-winning baritone (Boughton - Bethlehem; Britten's Peter Grimes "Balstrode"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • Mar 22 Chuck Jackson, American R&B singer (The Independents - "Leaving Me"), songwriter and record producer (Natalie Cole: Phyllis Hyman), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Mar 23 Franco Battiato, Italian pop, rock, and new wave singer, songwriter (“La Voce del Padrone” (“The Master’s Voice”), and filmmaker ("Lost Love"), born in Jonia, Sicily. Italy (d. 2021)
  • Mar 23 Krasnodar Rora, Croatian soccer midfielder (5 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb, Standard Liège) and manager (Šibenik), born in Vis, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • Mar 24 Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
  • Mar 24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24 Patrick Malahide [Duggan], British actor (Inspector Alleyn Mysteries; Minder; Game Of Thrones), born in in Reading, England
  • Mar 26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • Mar 27 Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Mar 28 Chuck Portz, bassist (Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 28 Hans Brunhart, Leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93), born in Balzers, Liechtenstein
  • Mar 28 Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician, count and engineer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden

Person of interestRodrigo Duterte

Mar 28 Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines politician, President of the Philippines (2016-), born in Maasin, Leyte, Philippines

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte
President of the Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte

About 1945

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Feb 12), Rooster (Feb 13 - Dec 31)