Famous People Born in 1947

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 1,071

  • Jan 1 Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Gary "BB" Coleman, American blues record producer, singer, and guitarist ("If You Can Beat Me Rockin' (You Can Have My Chair)"), born in Paris, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Jan 1 Jon Corzine, American financial executive and politician (United States Senator from New Jersey, 2001-06; Governor of New Jersey, 2006-10), born in Taylorville, Illinois
  • Jan 1 Leonard Thompson, American golfer (3 x PGA Tour, 3 x PGA Champions Tour wins), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina
  • Jan 1 Paula Tsui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer, born in Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Jan 1 Peter Lankhorst, Dutch politician (PPR), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Jan 1 Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
  • Jan 2 Aleksandr Tikhonov, Russian biathlete (Olympic gold biathlon relay 1968, 72, 76, 80), born in Uyskoye, Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Jan 2 Calvin Hill, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1969, 72–74; All-Pro 1969, 73; Super Bowl 1971; Dallas Cowboys), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 2 Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • Jan 2 Lanny Bassham, American sports shooter (Olympic gold small-bore rifle, 3 positions 1976; silver 1972), born in Comanche, Texas
  • Jan 3 Fran Cotton, English rugby union prop forward (31 caps England, 7 British Lions; Coventry R.F.C., Sale), born in Wigan, England
  • Jan 3 James Mtume [Forman], American Grammy Award-winning jazz and R&B percussionist, songwriter, record producer (Mile Davis, 1971-75; "Juicy Fruit"), social activist, and radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • Jan 3 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut, born in Senitsky, Bryansk, USSR
  • Jan 4 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • Jan 4 John King, American rock drummer (Steve Miller Band, 1972-74), born in Kingsport, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Jan 4 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • Jan 5 Mercury Morris, American football player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 5 Mike DeWine, American politician, senator-R-Ohio (1995-2007), Governor of Ohio (2019-), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Jan 5 Ted Lange, American actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 6 Ian Millar, Canadian dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Jan 6 Jacques Bolognesi, French jazz trombonist and accordion player (Hermetotico), born in Gap, France
  • Jan 6 Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention - "If You Gotta Go"), born in London, England
  • Jan 7 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer & conductor, born in Achtkarspelen, Netherlands
  • Jan 7 Shobha De, Indian columnist & novelist, born in Satara, India

David BowieDavid Bowie (1947-2016)

Jan 8 English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust"; "Heroes"), mime, and actor (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence; Labyrinth), born in London, England

  • Jan 8 Don Bendell, American author & former Green Beret, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Igor Ivanov, Russian-born Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- ), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Jan 8 Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician, born in Rüti bei Büren, Switzerland
  • Jan 8 Terry Sylvester, English guitarist & singer (Hollies, 1969-81 - "YHe Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother";"Lomg Cool Woman In A Black Dress"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Ronnie Landfield, American abstract painter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 10 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Jan 10 George Alec Effinger, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • Jan 11 Anna Calder-Marshall, English actress (Zulu Dawn), born in Kensington, England
  • Jan 11 Bill Narum, American counter-culture figure, illustrator and rock poster and album art designer (ZZ Top), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2009) [1]
  • Jan 12 Tom Dempsey, American NFL kicker (Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 1969; New Orleans Saints; longest winning field goal, 63 yards), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • Jan 13 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • Jan 13 Chris Thomas, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Pink Floyd; Procol Harem; Elton John; The Pretenders), born in Brentford, Middlesex, England
  • Jan 13 Drew Abbott, American rock guitarist (Silver Bullet Band, 1974-83), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Jan 13 Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of Kraków
  • Jan 13 John Lees, British progressive rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, England
  • Jan 13 Peter Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 5-5m class 1968; World C'ship gold Dragon class 1971), Nacka, Sweden
  • Jan 14 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 2003)
  • Jan 14 Rubén Olivares, Mexican boxer (4-division world champion), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jan 15 Andrea Martin, American comedienne (SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Portland, Maine
  • Jan 15 Pete Waterman, English record producer (Stock Aitken & Waterman - "Road Block"), born in Stoke Heath, Coventry
  • Jan 16 Georgette Mosbacher, American CEO (La Prairie cosmetics), born in Highland, Indiana
  • Jan 16 Harvey Proctor, British politician, born in Pontefract, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 James "Sandy" Pinkard, American country music songwriter, born in Abbeville, Louisiana
  • Jan 16 Juliet Berto, French actress (Le Sex Shop), born in Grenoble France (d. 1990)
  • Jan 16 Magdalen Nabb, British author, born in Lancashire, United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • Jan 17 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in New York City, New York
  • Jan 17 Todd Susman, American actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Dove, American dancer & choreographer, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Jan 18 Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2018)
  • Jan 18 Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 19 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
  • Jan 19 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
  • Jan 19 Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur, born in Albany, Georgia
  • Jan 19 Roderic "Rod" Evans, English rocker (The Maze, Deep Purple), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Jan 20 Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist & directeur sportif, born in Bouguenais, France
  • Jan 20 George Grantham, American drummer and vocalist (Poco - "Crazy Eyes"), born in Cordell, Oklahoma
  • Jan 20 Stephen A. Schwarzman, American CEO of The Blackstone Group & Chairman of President Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum, born in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 (Julian) "Pye" Hastings, British singer and musician (Caravan - "In The Land of Grey and Pink"), born in Tomnavoulin, Banffshire, Scotland
  • Jan 21 Jill Eikenberry, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 21 Jimmy Ibbotson, American country and folk-rock singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Michel Jonasz, French pop and jazz singer-songwriter, and composer, born in Drancy, France
  • Jan 23 Gatewood Galbraith, American author & attorney, born in Carlisle, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Jan 23 Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia, born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Jan 23 Tom Carper, American politician (D-Delaware, Senator 2001-, Governor of Delaware 1993-2001, Rep 1983-93), born in Beckley, West Virginia
  • Jan 24 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara (d. 1996)
  • Jan 24 Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer striker (14 caps; Lazio, NY Cosmos), born in Carrara, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 Masashi 'Jumbo' Ozaki, Japanese golfer (record 94 Japan Tour titles), born in Kaifu District, Tokushima
  • Jan 24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter, and piano player ("Werewolves of London"; "Lawyers, Guns and Money"; "Excitable Boy"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jan 25 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in Zamora, Spain (d. 2017)
  • Jan 25 Tostão [Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade], Brazilian footballer, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Jan 26 Michel Sardou, French pop singer and songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 26 Miguel Ángel Castellini, Argentine boxer (WBA, lineal light middleweight titles 1976-77), born in Santa Rosa, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • Jan 26 Patrick Dewaere [PJMH Bordeaux], French actor (Les Valseuses)
  • Jan 27 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 27 Calvin "Cal" Schenkel, American illustrator, graphic designer, and album cover designer (Frank Zappa; Captain Beefheart; Tom Waits), born in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 27 Nedra Telley, American pop and Christian music vocalist (Ronettes - "Be My Baby"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
  • Jan 28 Jeanne Shaheen, American politician (Senator-D-New Hampshire 2009-), born in St. Charles, Missouri
  • Jan 28 MJ Ainsworth, CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
  • Jan 28 Valerie Bragg, principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)
  • Jan 29 David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), born in Epping, England (d. 1985)
  • Jan 29 Israel Wetrin, German-born businessman (Elonex)
  • Jan 29 Linda B. Buck, American scientist, (2004 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine - olfactory receptor), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician (Prúdy), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 30 Les Barker, English poet, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 30 Martin Christoph Redel, German composer, born in Detmold, Germany
  • Jan 30 Steve Marriott, British rock guitarist, singer & songwriter (Small Faces, 1965-68, 75-78); Humble Pie, 1969-75, 79-83 - Eat It), born in Manor Park, London (d. 1991)
  • Jan 31 Earl Okin, British jazz guitarist, songwriter and comic (Musical Genius and Sex Symbol), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • Jan 31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Nolan RyanNolan Ryan (75 years old)

Jan 31 American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB no-hit leader [7], strikeout leader [5,714]; World Series 1969 NY Mets; 8 x MLB All Star; California Angels, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers), born in Refugio, Texas

  • Feb 1 Adam Ingram, British politician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 1 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus (d. 1975)
  • Feb 1 Normie Rowe, Australian pop singer ("Que Sera Sera"), and stage and TV actor (Sons and daughters), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Feb 2 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • Feb 2 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow

Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett (1947-2009)

Feb 2 American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed), born in Corpus Christi, Texas

  • Feb 2 Peter Lucia, American rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells - "Crystal Blue Persuasion"), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Feb 3 Chose Alberts [Krommenhoek], vocalist (Yet Many Years)
  • Feb 3 Dave Davies, British rock guitarist and vocalist (The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"; "Lola"; "Living On A Thin Line"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England [1]
  • Feb 3 Joe Coleman, baseball pitcher (Washington, Detroit)
  • Feb 3 Koos Alberts [Krommenhoek], Dutch vocalist (Many More Years to Come)
  • Feb 3 Melanie [Safka], American singer-songwriter ("Brand New Key"; "What Have They Done to My Song Ma"; "Candles in Rain"), born in Astoria, Queens, New York
  • Feb 3 Paul Auster, American author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • Feb 3 Stephen McHattie [Smith], Canadian actor (300, Watchmen, The Fountain), born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Feb 4 James Danforth "Dan" Quayle, USA (Sen-R-Ind, 44th Vice President 1989-93), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 4 Jeannie Wilson, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 4 Sanford Bishop, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia), born in Mobile, Alabama

Darrell WaltripDarrell Waltrip (75 years old)

Feb 5 American Auto Racer (NASCAR Cup Series 1981, 82, 85; Daytona 500 1989; winner 84 x NASCAR Cup Series races) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

  • Feb 5 David Ladd, American actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 George Underwood, British illustrator, and graphic designer for books and album cover art (Bowie; T. Rex; The Fixx), born in Bromley, England
  • Feb 5 Mary Louise Cleave, American engineer and NASA astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30), born in Southampton, New York
  • Feb 6 Charles Hickcox, American 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2010)
  • Feb 7 Joe Shea, American journalist
  • Feb 7 Wayne Allwine, American voice actor (3rd Mickey Mouse, 1977-2009), born in Glendale, California (d. 2009)
  • Feb 8 Sam Gannon, Australian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 11 wickets; Western Australia; Chairman WACA), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2021)
  • Feb 9 Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • Feb 9 Joe Ely, American outlaw country singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Honky Tonk Masquerade"), born in Amarillo,Texas
  • Feb 9 Major Harris, American R&B singer ("Love Won't Let Me Wait"), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • Feb 10 (Lawrence) "Butch" Morris, American jazz cornetist, composer, and conductor, born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)
  • Feb 10 Chris Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band; The Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2012)
  • Feb 10 Louise Arbour, Canadian judge
  • Feb 10 Nicholas Owen, English newsreader
  • Feb 11 Joselito [José Jiménez], Spanish singer and actor, born in Beas de Segura, Andalucia, Spain
  • Feb 11 Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 12 Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
  • Feb 12 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
  • Feb 13 Augusto Matine, Portuguese soccer midfielder (9 caps; Benfica, Vitória de Setúbal) and manager (Mozambique national team), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2020)
  • Feb 13 Kevin Bloody Wilson [Dennis Bryant], Australian musical comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 13 Mike Krzyzewski, US basketball coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 14 Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 14 Judd Gregg, American politician (Senator-R-NH 1993-2011, Governor of NH 1989-93, Rep-R-NH, 1981-89), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Feb 14 Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
  • Feb 14 Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
  • Feb 14 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • Feb 15 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Feb 15 John Adams, American composer (Nixon In China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Feb 15 Marisa Berenson, American actress (Barry Lyndon; Death in Vienna; SOB), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 15 Russell "Rusty "Hamer, American actor (Make Room for Daddy - "Rusty"), born in Tenafly, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Feb 16 Franz West, artist (Flause), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Feb 17 Ben Cramer, Dutch pop and musical theater singer ("De Clown"), born in Amsterdam. Holland
  • Feb 17 Dallas Adams, British actor, painter and writer (Terror From Within)
  • Feb 17 Dodie Stevens [Geraldine Pasquale], American pop singer ("Pink Shoe Laces"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 18 Carlos A Lopes, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Feb 18 Dennis De Young, American rock vocalist (Styx, 1970-99 - "Come Sail Away"; "Babe"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 18 Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • Feb 18 Keith Nelson, New Zealand soccer striker (20 caps; Mount Wellington), born in Renfrew, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Feb 18 Leroy Keyes, American College Football Hall of Fame running back / safety (Purdue; Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • Feb 18 Princess Maria Christina [Marijke], of Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Ferdousi Priyabhashini, Bangladeshi sculptor (Independence Day Award-2010), born in Khulna District, British India (d. 2018)
  • Feb 19 Peter Bird, British ocean rower (1st to row non-stop solo across the Pacific), (d. 1996)
  • Feb 19 Tim Shadbolt, New Zealand politician (Mayor of Invercargill), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 20 Andre van Duin [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
  • Feb 20 Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
  • Feb 20 Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Feb 20 Peter Osgood, English soccer striker (4 caps; Chelsea, Southampton), born in Clewer, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Feb 20 Peter Strauss, American actor (The Jericho Mile, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
  • Feb 20 Vladimir Kuzyutkin, Russian volleyball coach (Russia Women - World Cup gold 2010; Bulgaria Women), born in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia (d. 2022)
  • Feb 21 Olympia Snowe, American politician (Rep-R-Maine, 1979-95, Senator-R-Maine 1995-2013), born in Augusta, Maine
  • Feb 21 Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • Feb 22 John Bryant, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1983- ), born in Lake Jackson, Texas
  • Feb 23 Anton Mosimann, Swiss chef (Dorchester Hotel), born in Solothurn, Swiss Jura
  • Feb 23 Colin Sanders, British computer engineer (Solid State Logic), born in England (d. 1998)
  • Feb 23 Geoff Cope, cricketer (England off-spinner 1977-78)
  • Feb 23 John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
  • Feb 23 Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
  • Feb 23 Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)
  • Feb 24 Edward James Olmos, American actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 24 Lonnie Turner, American rock and blues bassist (Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like An Eagle"), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2013)
  • Feb 24 Rupert Holmes [David Goldstein], British pop songwriter ("Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"; "Him"), and Tony Award-winning composer (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), born in Northwich, England
  • Feb 25 Anne Beatts, American comedy writer (National Lampoon magazine; Saturday Night Live, 1975-79; Square Pegs), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • Feb 25 Doug Yule, American bassist and singer (Velvet Underground, 1968-73), born in Mineola, Long Island, New York
  • Feb 25 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), born in Rosewell, Scotland (d. 2003)
  • Feb 25 Lee Evans, American athlete (Olympic gold men's 400m, 4x400m relay 1968), born in Madera, California (d. 2021)
  • Feb 25 Lewis Moonie, British MP
  • Feb 25 Ryo Kawasaki, Japanese jazz fusion guitarist, composer, band leader, and synthesizer software programmer, born in Kōenji, Tokyo, Japan (d. 2020)
  • Feb 26 Guy Klucevsek, American jazz and free-improv accordionist and composer, born in New York City
  • Feb 26 Sandie Shaw [Sandra Goodrich], English rocker (Girl Don't Come), born in Essex, England
  • Feb 27 Ashley Woodcock, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Feb 27 Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970), born in Riga, Latvia
  • Feb 27 Louis Clark, British musical arranger and keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Kempston, England
  • Feb 28 Stephanie Beacham, England, (Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys)
  • Mar 1 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Thicke of the Night; Growing Pains), and TV theme song composer (Doff'rent Strokes; The Facts Of Life), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Mar 2 Harry Redknapp, English soccer winger (West Ham United; AFC Bournemouth) and manager (Bournemouth, West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, QPR, Southampton), born in London, England
  • Mar 3 Clifton Snider, American poet and writer
  • Mar 3 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), born in Carshalton, Surrey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 3 Jennifer Warnes, American singer, arranger, and producer ("Up Where We Belong; "Famous Blue Raincoat"), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 3 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (d. 2001)
  • Mar 4 David Franzoni, American screenwriter
  • Mar 4 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Reykjavík (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian jazz saxophonist, born in Mysen, Norway
  • Mar 5 (Samuel) "Eddie" Hodges, American stage and screen actor and singer ("High Hopes", The Music Man - "Gary, Indiana"; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Mar 5 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer ("Come Back and Shake Me"), born in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
  • Mar 5 Kent Tekulve, American MLB baseball relief pitcher, 1980 All-Star (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1974-85 and 2 other teams), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 6 Dick Fosbury, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, "Fosbury Flop"), born in Portland, Oregon

About 1947

How Old? 74 or 75 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Feb 1, 1946 - Jan 21, 1947),
Pig (Jan 22, 1947 - Feb 9, 1948)