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Famous People Born in 1947

Famous Birthdays

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  • Jan 1 Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer
  • Jan 1 Peter Lankhorst, Dutch politician (PPR), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Jan 1 Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Rus cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
  • Jan 1 Jon Corzine, American politician
  • Jan 1 Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
  • Jan 2 Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76, 80)
  • Jan 2 Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 2 Lanny Bassham, American rifle-3 position (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jan 2 Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • Jan 3 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 4 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • Jan 4 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • Jan 5 Mike DeWine, American politician (Ohio senator (R) 1995-2007, Governor 2019-present), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Jan 5 Ted Lange, American actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 5 Mercury Morris, American football player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Jan 6 Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England
  • Jan 6 Ian Millar, Canadian dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Jan 7 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer & conductor, born in Achtkarspelen, Netherlands
  • Jan 7 Shobha De, Indian columnist & novelist, born in Satara, India

Person of interestDavid Bowie

Jan 8 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jan 8 Igor Ivanov, Russian-born Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- ), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Jan 8 Terry Sylvester, English guitarist & singer (Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 8 Don Bendell, American author & former Green Beret, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician, born in Rüti bei Büren, Switzerland
  • Jan 9 Ronnie Landfield, American abstract painter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 10 George Alec Effinger, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Jan 11 Anna Calder-Marshall, English actress (Zulu Dawn), born in Kensington, England
  • Jan 11 Bill Narum, American artist and counter-culture figure (ZZ Top band artist), (d. 2009)
  • Jan 12 Tom Dempsey, American NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 13 John Lees, British progressive rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham
  • Jan 13 Peter Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jan 13 Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of Kraków
  • Jan 13 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • 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, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
  • Jan 16 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
  • Jan 16 Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Harvey Proctor, British politician
  • Jan 17 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 17 Todd Susman, actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
  • Jan 18 Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 18 Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2018)
  • 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 20 George Grantham, American drummer & vocalist (Poco-Crazy Eyes), born in Cordell, Oklahoma
  • Jan 20 Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist & directeur sportif, born in Bouguenais, France
  • 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 Jill Eikenberry, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 21 Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • Jan 21 Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • Jan 21 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • Jan 23 Tom Carper, American politician (Rep-D-DE, 1983- ), born in Beckley, West Virginia
  • Jan 23 Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia, born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Jan 23 Gatewood Galbraith, American author & attorney, born in Carlisle, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara (d. 1996)
  • Jan 24 Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jan 24 Masashi 'Jumbo' Ozaki, Japanese golfer (record 94 Japan Tour titles), born in Kaifu District, Tokushima
  • Jan 25 Tostão [Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade], Brazilian footballer, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Jan 25 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in Zamora, Spain (d. 2017)
  • Jan 26 Patrick Dewaere, [PJMH Bordeaux], French actor (Les Valseuses)
  • Jan 26 Michel Sardou, French singer
  • Jan 27 Nedra Telley, American vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 27 Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
  • 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, managing director (Elonex)
  • Jan 29 Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)
  • Jan 29 Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • Jan 30 Martin Christoph Redel, German composer, born in Detmold, Germany
  • Jan 30 Steve Marriott, English musician & songwriter (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces), born in Manor Park, London (d. 1991)
  • Jan 30 Les Barker, English poet, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestNolan Ryan

Jan 31 Nolan Ryan, American baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB no-hit leader [7], strikeout leader [5,714]), born in Refugio, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Feb 1 Adam Ingram, British politician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 1 Terry Hibbitt, English football player, born in Bradford, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Feb 1 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus (d. 1975)
  • Feb 1 Normie Rowe, Australian singer, born in Melbourne, Australia

Person of interestFarrah Fawcett

Feb 2 Farrah Fawcett, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)

  • Feb 2 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • Feb 2 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow

  • Feb 2 Peter Lucia, American rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Feb 3 Chose Alberts, [Krommenhoek], vocalist (Yet Many Years)
  • Feb 3 Dave Davies, rock vocalist/guitarist (Kinks-Lola), born in London, England
  • Feb 3 Joe Coleman, baseball pitcher (Washington, Detroit)
  • Feb 3 Koos Alberts, [Krommenhoek], Dutch vocalist (Many More Years to Come)
  • Feb 3 Melanie, [Safka], Astoria, vocalist/songwriter (Candles in Rain)
  • 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, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • Feb 5 David Ladd, American actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Mary Louise Cleave, American engineer & NASA astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30), born in Southampton, New York
  • Feb 5 Darrell Waltrip, American motorsport analyst & race car driver, born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 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 8 Sam Gannon, cricketer (Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests v India 1977-78)
  • Feb 9 Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)
  • Feb 9 Major Harris, American R&B singer (Love Won't Let Me Wait), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • Feb 9 Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • Feb 10 Louise Arbour, Canadian judge
  • Feb 10 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • Feb 10 Nicholas Owen, English newsreader
  • Feb 10 John Christopher "Chris" Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • Feb 11 Joselito, Spanish singer
  • Feb 11 Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
  • Feb 12 Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
  • Feb 12 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
  • Feb 13 Mike Krzyzewski, US basketball coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 13 Tony Butler, British musician & rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland), born in Shepherd's Bush, London

  • Feb 14 Tim Buckley, singer-songwriter, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • Feb 14 Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 14 Judd Gregg, (Rep-R-NH, 1981- )
  • Feb 14 Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
  • Feb 14 Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
  • Feb 15 John Adams, 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 Rusty Hamer, American actor (Rusty-Make Room for Daddy), born in Tenafly, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Feb 15 David Brown, American guitarist (Santana) (d. 2000)
  • Feb 16 Franz West, artist (Flause), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Feb 17 Ben Cramer, Dutch vocalist (Clown)
  • Feb 17 Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)
  • Feb 17 Dodie Stevens, actress (Mary Hartman!)
  • Feb 18 Carlos A Lopes, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Feb 18 Dennis De Young, vocalist (Styx-Babe), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 18 Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • Feb 18 Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Peter Bird, ocean rower
  • Feb 19 Tim Shadbolt, mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Feb 19 Ferdousi Priyabhashini, Bangladeshi sculptor (Independence Day Award-2010), born in Khulna District, British India (d. 2018)
  • Feb 20 Andre van Duin, [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
  • Feb 20 Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Feb 20 Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
  • Feb 20 Peter Osgood, English footballer (d. 2006)
  • Feb 20 Peter Strauss, American actor
  • Feb 21 Olympia J Snowe, (Rep-R-ME, 1979- )
  • 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)

  • Feb 23 Geoff Cope, cricketer (England off-spinner 1977-78)
  • Feb 23 Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)
  • Feb 23 John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
  • Feb 23 Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
  • Feb 24 Edward James Olmos, Cal, actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph)
  • Feb 24 Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • Feb 24 Rupert Holmes, English musician
  • Feb 25 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), born in Rosewell, Scotland (d. 2003)
  • Feb 25 Lee Evans, Madera, California, American 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
  • Feb 25 Lewis Moonie, British MP
  • 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 & 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, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Mar 2 Harry Redknapp, English football manager
  • Mar 3 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), born in Carshalton, Surrey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 3 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (d. 2001)
  • Mar 3 Clifton Snider, American poet and writer
  • Mar 4 David Franzoni, American screenwriter
  • Mar 4 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
  • Mar 4 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Reykjavík (d. 2015)
  • Mar 5 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Mar 5 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • Mar 5 Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
  • Mar 6 Dick Fosbury, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, "Fosbury Flop"), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 6 Judy Loe, British actress (Singles, Meaning of Life), born in Urmston, England
  • Mar 6 Kiki Dee, Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
  • Mar 6 Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author

  • Mar 6 Rob Reiner, American actor and director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 7 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 7 Lewis J Stadlen, American actor (John-Benson, Savages, Windy City), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 7 Richard Lawson, actor (Eddie-O'Neills)
  • Mar 7 Robert O'Neill Crossman, politician
  • Mar 7 Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
  • Mar 7 Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
  • Mar 8 Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
  • Mar 8 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter (On My Own, That's What Friends Are For) and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Mar 8 Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • Mar 9 Keri Hulme, New Zealand novelist, poet and short-story writer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Person of interestKim Campbell

Mar 10 [Avril] Kim Campbell, Canada's 1st female Prime Minister and 19th overall (1993), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell
  • Mar 10 Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author
  • Mar 10 Tom Scholz, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
  • Mar 10 Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police
  • Mar 10 Bob Greene, American journalist
  • Mar 11 Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player
  • Mar 11 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Mar 12 Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)

About 1947

How Old? 71 or 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Jan 21), Pig (Jan 22 - Dec 31)