Famous People Born in 1946

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 981

  • Jan 1 Carl B. Hamilton, Swedish economist and politician
  • Jan 1 Rivellino, Brazilian soccer midfielder and broadcaster (92 caps; 1970 FIFA World Cup; Corinthians; TV Cultura), born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Jan 2 Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)
  • Jan 3 Cissy King, American entertainer

John Paul JonesJohn Paul Jones (76 years old)

Jan 3 English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"), born in London

  • Jan 3 Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), born in Kaisariani, Greece (d. 2002)
  • Jan 4 Arthur Conley, American soul singer ("Sweet Soul Music"), born in McIntosh County, Georgia (d. 2003)
  • Jan 4 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer, born in Berkeley, California (d. 2001)

Diane KeatonDiane Keaton (76 years old)

Jan 5 American actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 6 Harold Jackson, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett (1946-2006)

Jan 6 British guitarist and singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd, 1964-68 - "See Emily Play"; solo -"The Madcap Laughs"), born in Cambridge, England

  • Jan 7 Andy Brown, British rock drummer (The Fortunes, 1963-77 - "You've Got Your Troubles"; "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 7 Jann S. Wenner, American publisher (Rolling Stone), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 John Tropea, American session and smooth jazz guitarist, born in New York City
  • Jan 8 Elaine Cheris, American Olympic fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Dothan, Alabama
  • Jan 8 Fritz Künzli, Swiss soccer striker (44 caps; FC Zürich, FC Winterthur, FC Lausanne-Sport), born in Glarus, Switzerland (d. 2019)
  • Jan 8 Kathleen Noone [O'Meara], American actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing), born in Hillsdale, New Jersey
  • Jan 8 Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mexican drug lord (Guadalajara Cartel), born in Culiacán, Mexico
  • Jan 8 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "Hello, I Love You"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 Jean-Pierre Lux, French rugby union centre (42 caps; US Tyrosse, US Dax) and administrator (President European Rugby Cup 1999-2014), born in Saint-Vincent-de-Tyr, France (d. 2020)
  • Jan 9 Leo Gullotta, Italian actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas), born in Catania, Italy
  • Jan 10 Alexis Nihon Jr, Canadian-born wrestler (Olympics 1968), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 10 Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer (Journey, Jefferson Starship), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 10 Bob Lang, English bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders), born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 (Diana) "Naomi" Judd, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Judds - "Why Not Me"), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 2022)
  • Jan 11 John Piper, American theologian
  • Jan 11 Ludmila Poradnik, Ukrainian handball player (Olympic gold USSR 1976, 80), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Jan 11 Tony Kaye [Anthony John Selvidge], British progressive rock piano and organ player (Yes, 1968-71; 1983-94; 2018–19), born in Leicester, England
  • Jan 11 Vladimír Bokes, Slovak composer (Good Day, Mr. Fibonacci), and pedagogue, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Jan 12 Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & Family Stone - "Everyday People"), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2015)
  • Jan 12 George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, born in San Rafael, California (d. 2013)
  • Jan 12 Lady Cosgrove, Scottish lawyer & judge, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • Jan 14 Harold Shipman, British serial killer, born in Bestwood Estate, Nottingham (d. 2004)
  • Jan 16 Katia Ricclarelli, Italian soprano and actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot), born in Rovigo, Italy
  • Jan 16 Michael L. Coats, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 17 Frank Bey [Bass], American blues singer-songwriter (All My Dues Are Paid), born in Millen, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Jan 17 Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress, born in Quebec, Canada
  • Jan 18 Joseph Deiss, Swiss economist & politician, born in Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Jan 19 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut

Dolly PartonDolly Parton (76 years old)

Jan 19 American country singer-songwriter ("Jolene"; ""I Will Always Love You", "9 to 5"), actress, and literacy advocate, born in Sevierville, Tennessee

  • Jan 19 John David [Williams], Welsh bassist, songwriter, and producer (Dave Edmunds; Shakin' Stevens), born in Cardiff, South Wales
  • Jan 19 Julian Barnes, English writer (Before She Met Me, The Sense of an Ending), born in Leicester, England

David LynchDavid Lynch (76 years old)

Jan 20 American actor & director (Dune; Eraserhead), born in Missoula, Montana

  • Jan 20 Johnny Oates, American MLB baseball catcher, 1970-81 (Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), and manager, 1991-2001 (Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers), born in Sylva, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Jan 20 Susan Vreeland, American author (The Passion of Artemisia), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Jan 21 Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)
  • Jan 22 Andrew Rubin, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Malcolm McLarenMalcolm McLaren (1946-2010)

Jan 22 British band manager (New York Dolls; Sex Pistols; Bow Wow Wow) and musician, born in London

Arnoldo AlemanArnoldo Aleman (76 years old)

Jan 23 81st President of Nicaragua (1997-2002), born in Managua, Nicaragua

  • Jan 23 Asif Masood, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Jan 23 Don Whittington, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1979), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jan 24 John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor (The Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 25 Ronnie Brandon, American rocker (McCoys), born in Union City, Indiana
  • Jan 25 Silvio Blatter, Swiss writer, born in Bremgarten, Switzerland
  • Jan 26 Christopher Hampton, Portuguese playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac), born in Horta, Portugal
  • Jan 26 Gene Siskel, American movie critic (Siskel & Ebert), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Jan 26 Timothy Clifford, British art historian (National Galleries of Scotland)
  • Jan 28 Gailene Stock, Australian ballerina, teacher, and dance school director, born in Ballarat, Victoria (d. 2014)
  • Jan 28 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 28 Rick Allen, American rock bass player and keyboardist (The Box Tops - "Cry Like A Baby"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jan 29 Bettye LaVette [Betty Jo Haskins], American soul singer (I've Got My Own Hell to Raise), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Jan 30 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Glynn Turman, American actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Jonathan Banks, actor (Armed & Dangerous, Cold Steel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 31 Subroto Guha, Indian cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69), born in India
  • Jan 31 Terry Kath, American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (Chicago - "Make Me Smile"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Feb 1 Bart Braverman, American actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 1 Carol Neblett, American operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1979-93), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • Feb 1 Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 1 Karen Krantzcke, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1968; Federation Cup 1970), born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1977)
  • Feb 2 Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
  • Feb 2 Gerrie Mühren, Dutch soccer midfielder (10 caps; Ajax, Volendam), born in Volendam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Feb 2 Howard Bellamy, American pop and country vocalist (Bellamy Bros - "Let Your Love Flow"), born in Darby, Florida
  • Feb 3 Eva Maros, Hungarian classical harpist, born in Pécs, Hungary
  • Feb 3 Stan Webb, English blues musician (Chicken Shack), born in London
  • Feb 4 Mary Meyer, American 500m speed skater (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Feb 5 Charlotte Rampling, English actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict), born in Sturmer, United Kingdom
  • Feb 6 Jim Turner, American politician, born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Feb 6 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Feb 6 Richie Hayward, American drummer (Little Feat), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • Feb 7 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • Feb 7 Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
  • Feb 7 Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 8 Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra, Mexican blues-rock drummer (Canned Heat), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Feb 8 Paul Wheatbread, American musician (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - Young Girl), born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 9 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • Feb 9 M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
  • Feb 9 Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
  • Feb 9 Vince Papale, American football player
  • Feb 10 Kenny Edwards, American musician and singer-songwriter (The Stone Poneys; Bryndle), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)
  • Feb 11 Heinz Winbeck, German composer, conductor and teacher, born in Piflas, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Feb 11 Ian Porterfield, English footballer, born in Dunfermline, United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer and actress, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Feb 12 Ever Meulen [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch illustrator and cartoonist (children stamps 1992), born in Kuurne, Belgium
  • Feb 13 Louis Kondos, Greek actor, born in Athens, Greece
  • Feb 13 Richard Blumenthal, American politician (Senator-D- Connecticut 2011-), born in New York City
  • Feb 14 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • Feb 14 David Green, English TV/video producer
  • Feb 14 Tina Aumont, actress (Master of Love, Casanova), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 15 Clare Short, British MP
  • Feb 15 Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
  • Feb 15 John Greenway, British MP
  • Feb 16 Aleksandr Shaparenko, Soviet 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 16 Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
  • Feb 16 John R. Farndon, British surgeon and professor (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Andre Dussollier, French actor (3 Men & a Cradle), born in Annecy, France
  • Feb 17 Valdemar Bandolowski, Danish sailor (Olympic gold Soling class 1976, 80), born in Esbønderup, Denmark
  • Feb 17 Zina Bethune, American actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Buddy Cage, American pedal steel guitarist (New Riders of the Purple Sage; Great Speckled Bird), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Feb 18 Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
  • Feb 18 Michael Buerk, British newsreader
  • Feb 19 Alexander Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (Russian Requiem; Symphony No. 7 - Quarantine), born in Moscow, USSR
  • Feb 19 Karen Silkwood, American nuclear lab technician and labor union activist, born in Longview, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Feb 19 Paul Dean, Canadian rock guitarist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 19 Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 19 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox; Focus -"Hocus Pocus"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 20 (John) J. Geils, American rock guitarist (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Feb 20 Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
  • Feb 20 Sandy Duncan, American stage and screen actress (Peter Pan; The Hogan Family), born in Henderson, Texas

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman (1946-2016)

Feb 21 English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London

  • Feb 21 Anthony Daniels, British actor and mime artist (Star Wars - "C-3PO"), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Feb 21 Bob Ryan, American sportswriter (The Boston Globe), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Feb 21 Desmond Lewis, West Indian cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests), born in Jamaica (d. 2018)
  • Feb 21 Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of American politician Richard Nixon, born in Whittier, California
  • Feb 21 Tyne Daly, American actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 21 Vito Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian alleged mafia boss, also known as "Montreal's Teflon Don", born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Feb 23 Norman "Rusty" Young, American pedal-steel guitarist, singer and songwriter (Poco - "Rose of Cimarron"; "Crazy Love"), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2021)
  • Feb 24 Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
  • Feb 24 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • Feb 24 Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic, 1990-92 & 2012-17; Prague Philharmonia, 1993-2005; BBC Symphony, 2006-12), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • Feb 24 John Stapleton, English television presenter
  • Feb 24 Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
  • Feb 25 F Xaver Kroetz, writer
  • Feb 25 Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • Feb 26 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist & Nobel laureate (1999), born in Damanhur, Egypt (d. 2016)
  • Feb 26 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, American NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 26 Colin Bell, English soccer midfielder (48 caps; Manchester City 394 games), born in Hesleden, England (d. 2021)
  • Feb 26 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Mary-Claire King, American human geneticist (breast cancer genes), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Graham Vivian, New Zealand cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72), born in Auckland New Zealand
  • Feb 28 Pierre Dørge, Danish avant-garde and jazz-fusion guitarist (Thermaenius; New Jungle Orchestra), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Feb 28 Robin Cook, British politician (Labour Party MP, 1983-2005, born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2005)
  • Mar 1 Elvin Bethea, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × All-Pro; Houston Oilers), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Mar 1 Gerry Boulet, French Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 1 Jan Kodeš, Czech tennis player (French Open 1970-71, Wimbledon 1973), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 1 Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin], (Diamonds are Forever), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Mar 1 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn, England (d. 2001)
  • Mar 2 Brian J. Donnelly, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1979-93), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 3 James C Adamson, Lt Col USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43), born in Warsaw, New York
  • Mar 3 John Virgo, British snooker player
  • Mar 4 Haile Gerima, Ethiopian film director (Ashes & Embers), born in Gondor, Ethiopia
  • Mar 4 Harvey Goldsmith, English impresario (Live Aid, Prince's Trust), born in Edgeware, England
  • Mar 4 Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur (Hawley-ADT)
  • Mar 4 Ralph Kirshbaum, American cellist (RNCM Manchester International Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • Mar 4 Red Stripe [David Gittins], British actor and songer (The Flying Pickets - "Only You"; Poets of the Machine), born in England
  • Mar 5 Michael Warren, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Ofc. Bobby Hill"), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Mar 5 Murray Head, British singer (Jesus Vhrist Superstar; "One Night in Bangkok"), born in London
  • Mar 5 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • Mar 5 Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)

David GilmourDavid Gilmour (76 years old)

Mar 6 British rock guitarist, and vocalist (Pink Floyd, 1968-2014 - "Comfortably Numb"), born in Cambridge, England

  • Mar 6 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 6 Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)
  • Mar 6 Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
  • Mar 6 Tony Klatka, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Mar 7 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in London, England
  • Mar 7 Peter Wolf [Blankenfield], American rock singer (J. Geils Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in the Bronx, New York City
  • Mar 8 Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 2019)
  • Mar 8 Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (14 Tests, best 7/99 1969), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Mar 8 Randy Meisner, American rock bassist and vocalist (Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band; Linda Ronstadt; Eagles, 1971-77- "Take It To The Limit"), born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
  • Mar 9 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6), born in Shubino, Russia
  • Mar 9 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • Mar 10 Curley Culp, American Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (6 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1975; NFL Defensive Player of the Year 1975; Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2021)
  • Mar 10 Gaylord Birch, American drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • Mar 10 Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
  • Mar 10 Mike Hollands, Australian animator
  • Mar 11 Brigitte Fossey, French actress (Man Who Died Twice), born in Tourcoing France
  • Mar 12 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli (76 years old)

Mar 12 American singer and actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

  • Mar 12 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • Mar 13 Yann Arthus-Bertrand, French director and environmentalist, born in Paris, France
  • Mar 13 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Mar 14 Jasper Carrott, English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
  • Mar 14 Steve Kanaly, American actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas), born in Burbank, California
  • Mar 14 Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2020)
  • Mar 15 Bobby Bonds, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1968-81, 3x All-Star, 3x Golden Glove (San Francisco Giants, 1968-74 and 7 other teams), father of Barry Bonds, born in Riverside, California (d. 2003)
  • Mar 15 David Moores, British football executive (Chairman Liverpool FC 1991-2007; Honorary Life President), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2022)
  • Mar 15 David Wall, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet, 1966-84), and director (Royal Academy of Dancing, 1985-91), born in Chiswick, London (d. 2013)
  • Mar 15 Howard Scott, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (War, 1969-94 - "Cisco Kid"; "Why Can’t We Be Friends?"), born in San Pedro, California
  • Mar 15 Masaharu Satō, Japanese seiyū
  • Mar 16 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • Mar 17 Harold Brown, American rock drummer (War, 1969-94 - "Summer": "Low Rider"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 17 Michael Peter Finnissey, English composer, born in London, England
  • Mar 18 Michael Reagan, talk show host, and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan
  • Mar 18 Michel Leclère, French racing driver
  • Mar 19 Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)
  • Mar 19 Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
  • Mar 19 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), and record company executive, born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire (d. 2004)
  • Mar 19 Ruth Pointer, American singer-songwriter (Pointer Sisters - "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California

About 1946

How Old? 75 or 76 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Feb 13, 1945 - Jan 31, 1946),
Dog (Feb 1, 1946 - Jan 21, 1947)