On This Day

Famous People Born in 1945 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 813

  • Apr 1 John Barbata, American drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Elenore), born in Passiac, New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Don Sutton, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1972, 73, 75, 77; MLB ERA leader 1980; LA Dodgers), born in Clio, Alabama
  • Apr 2 Linda Hunt, American actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 2 Roger Bootle-Wilbraham, 7th Baron Skelmersdale, British politician
  • Apr 2 Anne Waldman, American poet, born in Millville, New Jersey
  • Apr 2 Reggie Smith, American baseball outfielder (7 x MLB All Star; World Series 1981; Gold Glove Award 1968; Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, LA Dodgers), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 3 Catherine Spaak, French actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • Apr 3 Wim Deetman, Dutch politician, Minister of Education, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 4 Bryan Andrews, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Apr 4 Caroline McWilliams, American actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 4 Walter Charles, American actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds), born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 5 Tommy Smith, English soccer defender (1 cap; Football League Div 1 1966, 73, 76, 77; FA Cup 1965, 74; European Cup 1977; Liverpool 467 games), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2019)
  • Apr 6 Rodney Bickerstaffe, English trade unionist (National Union of Public Employees), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Apr 6 Neal Boortz, American radio host (The Neal Boortz Show), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 7 Martin Lewis, British newsreader

  • Apr 7 Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer
  • Apr 7 Joël Robuchon, French chef, world record for Michelin stars (32), born in Poitiers, France (d. 2018)
  • Apr 8 Derrick Walker, Scottish auto racing team owner (President of operations and competition of IndyCar), born in Leven, Scotland
  • Apr 9 Gus Hardin [Carolyn Ann Blankenship], American country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1996)
  • Apr 10 Vera Misevich, Ukrainian equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980), born in Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • Apr 12 Willie Parnell, American singer (Archie Bell & the Drells), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 12 Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organization, born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2006)
  • Apr 12 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • Apr 13 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine-Venezuelan founder (Theater festival of Caracas) (d. 1993)
  • Apr 13 Ed Caruthers Jr, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Lowell George, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Little Feat - Dixie Chicken), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Stacy Johnson, American singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone)
  • Apr 13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 13 Bob Kalsu, American football player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1970)

Person of interestRitchie Blackmore

Apr 14 Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple), born in Weston-super-Mare, England

  • Apr 14 Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
  • Apr 15 Jos van Rey, Dutch businessman and politician (VVD), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • Apr 16 Stefan Grossman, American country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 16 Tom Allen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine), born in Portland, Maine
  • Apr 17 Vincent van der Burg, Dutch scientist, lawyer, and politician (CDA), born in Zeist, Netherlands

  • Apr 18 Margaret Hassan, Irish aid worker in Iraq, born in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 2004)
  • Apr 19 Laurence Shurtliff [Ram Rod], American music executive and roadie (the Grateful Dead), born in Pendleton, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • Apr 19 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer and co-founder and guitarist for We Five, born in Riverside County, California (d. 2002)
  • Apr 20 Jimmy Winston [James Langwith], British organist and actor (Doctor Who, Small Faces), born in London, England
  • Apr 20 Michael Brandon, American actor (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 20 Steve Spurrier, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1966, Florida; NFL: SF 49ers) and coach (Florida, South Carolina; NFL: Washington Redskins), born in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Apr 21 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • Apr 22 Alan Dukes, Irish Fine Gael politician, born in Drimnagh, Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 22 Donald E. Graham, American businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 22 Gielijn Escher, Dutch postage stamp artist, born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands
  • Apr 22 Robert Key, British Conservative Party politician (MP for Salisbury), born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Apr 24 Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Apr 24 Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Apr 24 Robert Knight, American singer (Everlasting Love), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Apr 24 Larry Tesler, American computer scientist (invented copy, cut, paste), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 25 Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish songwriter, producer and singer (ABBA), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 25 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • Apr 25 Stu Cook, American rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 25 Jean Purdy, British embryologist and nurse (pioneer in developing IVF), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1985)
  • Apr 26 Sylvain Simard, Canadian politician (Parti Québécois), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 26 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 26 Michael "Mike" Finnigan, American keyboard player and vocalist, born in Troy, Ohio
  • Apr 27 August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Apr 28 Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)
  • Apr 29 Hugh Hopper, rocker (Soft Machine)
  • Apr 29 Richard Warwick, actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If)
  • Apr 29 Tammi Terrell [Thomasina Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • Apr 30 Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 30 Claude van de Berge, Flemish writer (Graph Theory), born in Assenede, Belgium
  • Apr 30 Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (51L-Challenger disaster), born in Beaufort, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • Apr 30 Mimi Fariña, American rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind), born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2001)
  • May 1 Rita Coolidge, American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 2 Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan model and socialite who married Mike Jagger, born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • May 2 Goldy McJohn, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • May 2 Randy Cain, American soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • May 2 Judge Dread [Alexander Hughes] English reggae musician, born in Kent, England (d. 1998)
  • May 3 Sadiq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81), born in Junagadh, Gujarat, British India
  • May 3 Jeffrey C. Hall, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017 behavioral rhythms of the fly), born in New York City
  • May 4 Georg Wadenius, Swedish rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 4 Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers), born in Poesele, Belgium
  • May 4 Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist (The Hindu), born in Madras, British India
  • May 5 Jiří Svoboda, Czech director and politician (2nd Chairman of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia), born in Kladno, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
  • May 5 Rodney H. Pardey, American poker player (2 x World Series of Poker C'ships; World Series of Poker Bracelets 1991, 94), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2020)
  • May 5 Kurtis "Kurt" Loder, American film critic, TV personality and columnist (Rolling Stone, New York, Time), born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • May 6 Bob Seger, American singer and songwriter (Old Time Rock and Roll, Hollywood Nights), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 6 Richard Eyers, American actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 6 Victoria Bond, American conductor and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 7 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2004)
  • May 7 Robin Strasser, American actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • May 7 Wim A. Mateman, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Aalten, Netherlands
  • May 7 Christy Moore, Irish folk singer and songwriter, born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
  • May 8 Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)
  • May 8 Keith Jarrett, American jazz and classical pianist and composer (The Köln Concert) , born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • May 9 Steve Katz, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • May 10 John Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal (1999- )

  • May 12 "Little" Jayotis Washington, American cappella singer (The Persuasions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 12 Linda Carlson, American actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • May 12 Ian McLagan, English rocker (Faces), born in Hounslow, Middlesex, (d. 2014)
  • May 12 Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, born in Marseille, France (d. 2012)
  • May 13 Magic Dick [Richard Salwitz], American harmonicaist and musician (J Geils Band- "Centerfold"), born in New London, Connecticut
  • May 13 Sam Anderson, American actor
  • May 13 Louis "Blue Lou" Marini, American saxophonist, arranger, and composer (Blues Brothers), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 14 Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of Maccabi Haifa
  • May 15 Lasse Berghagen, Swedish pop singer-songwriter (Teddybjörnen Fredriksson), born in Enskede, Sweden
  • May 15 Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, heir to the Portuguese crown
  • May 15 Jerry Quarry, American boxer (famous bouts v world champions Floyd Patterson, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 1999)
  • May 16 Brewster H Shaw Jr, Mich, Col USAF/astro (STS-9, STS 61B, STS-28)
  • May 16 James Moran, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • May 16 Nicky Chinn, English songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
  • May 17 D A S Pennefather, Maj-General/Commandant (General Royal Marines)
  • May 17 George Miller, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1975-2015), born in Richmond, California
  • May 18 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79)
  • May 18 John Richard Patterson, businessman
  • May 18 Maarten van Traa, Dutch politician (PvdA)

Person of interestPete Townshend

May 19 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • May 20 Harold E Ford, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • May 20 Lord Hollick, CEO (MAI)
  • May 20 Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • May 20 Wally Herger, (Rep-R-California)
  • May 20 Vladimiro Montesinos, Peruvian politician
  • May 21 Ernst Willi Messerschmid, Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
  • May 21 Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
  • May 23 Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • May 23 Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
  • May 23 Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)

  • May 23 Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
  • May 24 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 24 Richard Ottaway, British politician (C), born in Sonning, Berkshire
  • May 24 Steven Norris, British Conservative politician, born in Liverpool, England
  • May 25 Dave Lee Travis [David Griffin], British DJ and presenter (Top of the Pops], convicted of indecent assault, born in Buxton, Derbyshire
  • May 26 Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
  • May 27 Bruce Cockburn, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • May 28 John Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California
  • May 28 Hunter "Patch" Adams, American doctor
  • May 28 John N. Bambacus, American politician
  • May 29 Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)
  • May 29 Martin Pipe, English racehorse trainer (15-time Champion Hunt Trainer), born in Taunton, Somerset
  • May 29 Gary Brooker, English rock keyboardist and singer (Procol Harum), born in Hackney, London
  • May 30 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 30 Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 30 Norman Eshley, English actor
  • May 30 Richard Divila, Brazilian motorsports designer (Fittipaldi Automotive; Ligier, Nissan), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • May 30 Gladys Horton, American pop singer (The Marvelettes), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2011) [or 1944]
  • May 31 Linda Davies, British Judge
  • May 31 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), born in Bad Worishofen, Bavaria, West Germany (d. 1982)
  • May 31 Bernard Goldberg‎, American journalist
  • Jun 1 Linda Scott [Sampson], American pop singer (I've Told Every Little Star), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 1 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter (credited with making rotational technique popular), born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Hale Irwin, American golfer (US Open 1974, 79, 90; US Senior Open 1998, 2000), born in Joplin, Missouri
  • Jun 3 Brian Barnes, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1969-79), born in Addington, Surrey (d. 2019)
  • Jun 4 Anthony Braxton, American jazz musician and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 4 Daniel Topolski, British writer and rowing coach, born in London (d. 2015)
  • Jun 4 Gordon Waller, Scottish singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • Jun 4 Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, American Mickey Thompson off-road champion (1983, 84, 90), born in Oklahoma
  • Jun 4 Margaret Impert, American actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots), born in Horseheads North, New York

  • Jun 5 Ambar Roy, cricketer (nephew of Pankaj Batted in 4 Tests 1969-70)
  • Jun 5 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Bros-Flowers on the Wall), born in Staunton, Virginia

Person of interestJohn Carlos

Jun 5 John Carlos, American sprinter who performed the black power salute while accepting his Olympic bronze medal in 1968, born in Harlem, New York

Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist John Carlos
Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist
John Carlos
  • Jun 5 Klaus Wyborny, actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)
  • Jun 6 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 6 David Bonior, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian People's Party politician, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 8 Derek Underwood, England cricket spin bowler (86 Tests, 297 wickets @ 25.83), born in Bromley, England
  • Jun 8 Donna Deitch, American film and TV director (Sexual Advances, Women of Brewster Place), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 9 Faina Melnik, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972), born in Bakota, Ukraine
  • Jun 9 Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • Jun 9 Nike Wagner, German woman of the theater
  • Jun 10 Martin Wesley-Smith, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jun 11 Adrienne Barbeau, American actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), born in Sacramento, California

Person of interestRobert Munsch

Jun 11 Robert Munsch, Canadian children's author (The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • Jun 12 Alfred Gell, British social anthropologist (d. 1997)
  • Jun 12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 13 Ronald J Grabe, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, 30, 42, 57), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Whitley Strieber, American author (The Wolfen, The Hunger), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 14 Rod Argent, English rock musician (The Zombies, Argent), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Jun 15 Nicola Pagett, British actress (Oliver's Story, Privates on Parade), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jun 15 Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Philippine senator
  • Jun 15 Lawrence Wilkerson, American retired military officer
  • Jun 16 John Dawson [a.k.a. Marmaduke], American musician, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jun 16 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 16 Lucienne Robillard, Canadian politician
  • Jun 17 Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72, 74; Giro d'Italia 1968, 70, 72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium

Person of interestTony Roche

Jun 17 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach French Open 1966, Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Wagga Wagga, NSW

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 17 Frank Ashmore, American actor (Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 17 Tommy Franks, American general, born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma

  • Jun 17 Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London

Person of interestAung San Suu Kyi

Jun 19 Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, leader of the National League for Democracy and human rights activist (1991 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Rangoon, British Burma

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Jun 19 Tim Hovey, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Tobias Wolff, American writer (This Boy's Life)
  • Jun 19 Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician
  • Jun 19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Jun 19 Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 20 David S Monson, (Rep-R-UT, 1985- )
  • Jun 20 James F Buchli, New Rockford ND, USMC/astr (STS 51C, 61A, 29, 48)
  • Jun 20 John McCook, Ventura Cal, actor (Codename: Firefox, Bold & Beautiful)
  • Jun 20 [Morna] Anne Murray, Canadian popsinger (Snow Bird; You Needed Me), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia Canada,
  • Jun 21 Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher and poet, born in Lvov, Poland
  • Jun 23 K B Wilson, methodist Preacher/Principal (Westminster College Oxford)
  • Jun 23 Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 23 John Garang, Sudanese leader and politician (d. 2005)
  • Jun 23 Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer
  • Jun 24 Betty Stove, Netherlands, tennis player (US Doubles 1972)
  • Jun 24 Colin Blunstone, England, rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
  • Jun 24 George Pataki, American politician (Gov-R-NY, 1995-2006), born in Peekskill, New York