On This Day

Famous People Born in 1947 (Part 5)

Birthdays 801 - 971 of 971

  • Oct 18 Joe Morton, American actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 18 John Johnson, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • Oct 18 Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • Oct 18 Luc Journet, Belgian physician (Order of Zonnetempel)
  • Oct 18 Job Cohen, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam
  • Oct 18 Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • Oct 19 Wilbert Hart, American singer (Four Gents, Delfonics-Didn't I)
  • Oct 19 Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian comic strip artist
  • Oct 21 Younis Ahmed, cricketer (batted for Pakistan in 1969 & again in 1987)
  • Oct 22 Edward F Feighan, (Rep-D-OH, 1983- )
  • Oct 22 Lee Meredith, [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)
  • Oct 22 Neil Burton Rolnick, composer
  • Oct 22 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • Oct 22 Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi
  • Oct 23 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland (d. 2003)
  • Oct 24 Edgar Broughton, English rocker (Edgar Broughton Band), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Person of interestKevin Kline

Oct 24 Kevin Kline, American actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Oct 25 Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Blackheath, England
  • Oct 26 Trevor Joyce, Irish poet (The Poems of Sweeny Peregrine), born in Dublin
  • Oct 26 Ian Ashley, British racing driver, born in Wuppertal, Germany

Person of interestHillary Clinton

Oct 26 Hillary Rodham Clinton, US 1st Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY, 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, born in Chicago, Illinois

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Oct 27 Terry Anderson, American journalist, US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91), born in Lorain, Ohio
  • Oct 28 Tom Fitzsimmons, actor (Franklin-Paper Chase), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestRichard Dreyfuss

Oct 29 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Oct 29 Helen Coonan, Australian politician (Senator for New South Wales), born in Mangoplah, Australia
  • Oct 30 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Timothy B. Schmit, American bass player and singer (Eagles, Poco), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 31 Deidre Hall, American actress (Days of our Lives, Our House), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 31 Frank Shorter, American marathoner (Olympic gold/silver-72, 76), born in Munich, Germany
  • Oct 31 Russ Ballard, English rocker (Argent), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
  • Nov 1 Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968; World C'ship gold 1974), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Person of interestJim Steinman

Nov 1 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • Nov 1 Bob Weston, English, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), born in Devon (d. 2012)
  • Nov 1 Ted Hendricks, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (8 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1971, 76, 80, 84), born in Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Nov 2 Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 2 David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney

  • Nov 3 Mazie Hirono, American politician
  • Nov 3 Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", born in Ybor City, Florida (d. 2014)
  • Nov 4 Alexei Ulanov, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold [with Irina Rodnina] 1972), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Nov 4 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals; Australian selector), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Nov 5 Oļegs Antropovs, Latvian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in Shymkent, Kazakh SSR
  • Nov 5 Peter Noone, English rocker (Herman-Herman's Hermits), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
  • Nov 6 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
  • Nov 6 Jack Arnold, character on TV programme The Wonder Years
  • Nov 6 Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter, born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 7 Bob Anderson, English darts player (BDO World Champion 1988), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Nov 7 Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Nov 8 Margaret Rhea Seddon, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 51D, 40, SK:58), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Nov 8 Minnie Ripperton, American singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Nov 10 Bechir Gemayel, President-elect of Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982), born in Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon (d. 1982)
  • Nov 10 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Bournemouth (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Glen Buxton, American guitarist (Alice Cooper) and composer, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist
  • Nov 11 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
  • Nov 11 Pat "Dirty" Daugherty, rocker (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Nov 12 Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Nov 12 J. C. [John Charles] Crowley, American musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 12 Patrice Leconte, director (Monsieur Hire, Hairdresser's Husband)
  • Nov 12 Ron Bryant, American baseball player
  • Nov 13 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 13 Gene Garber, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1993)

Person of interestP. J. O'Rourke

Nov 14 P. J. O'Rourke, American journalist and satirist (Parliament of Whores, Easy Money), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist and Satirist P. J. O'Rourke
Journalist and Satirist
P. J. O'Rourke
  • Nov 14 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr], US accordionist (On Track), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Nov 15 William B Richardson, (Rep-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
  • Nov 16 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer, born in Frankfurt-Sossenheim, Germany
  • Nov 17 Rod Clements, English rocker (Lindisfarne), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • Nov 17 Stewkey, [Robert Antoni], rocker
  • Nov 17 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter and producer (Die Hard, Commando), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 17 Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • Nov 18 Jameson Parker, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 19 Bob Boone, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 19 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Jabberwocky)
  • Nov 19 Lamar Smith, American politician (Rep-R-Texas 1987-2019), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 20 Joe Walsh, American guitarist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Nov 22 Alfredo Cristiani, president of El Salvador (1989-94)
  • Nov 22 Rod Price, rocker (Foghat)
  • Nov 22 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • Nov 23 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner
  • Nov 24 Dwight Schultz, actor (A-Team), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 24 Dave Sinclair, English musician (Caravan, Hatfield and the North)
  • Nov 25 John Larroquette, actor (Dan Fielding-Night Court), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 25 Jonathan Kaplan, director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 25 Linda Laflamme, rocker
  • Nov 25 Val Fuentes, rocker (It's A Beautiful Day)
  • Nov 25 Tracey Walter, American actor
  • Nov 26 Larry Gura, American MLB baseball player, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Nov 26 Richie Hebner, American baseball player, born in Norwood, Massachusetts
  • Nov 26 Susanne Zenor, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Nov 28 Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992)
  • Nov 28 Maria Farantouri, Greek singer
  • Nov 29 Petra Kelly, Gunzburg, Bavaria, German politician and activist (German Green Party)
  • Nov 29 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • Nov 30 David Mamet, playwright/dir (Speed the Plow, House of Games), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 30 Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet
  • Dec 1 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • Dec 1 Bob Fulton, Australian rugby league five eighth, coach and broadcaster (35 Tests; coach Australia 39 Tests; RL Immortal), born in Warrington, England
  • Dec 1 Andy Ripley OBE, English rugby union #8 (24 caps; British Lions 1974), born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England (d. 2010)
  • Dec 2 Dhiraj Parsana, Indian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • Dec 2 Michael Green, English businessman and psychotherapist, born in Hampstead, London
  • Dec 2 Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist (research on biopsy investigation of muscle and peripheral nerves in neuromuscular diseases), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Dec 2 Andy Rouse, British auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1981; British Saloon Car C'ship 1975, 83-85; Britcar 1985), born in Dymock, Gloucestershire, England
  • Dec 3 John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 4 Ursula Krechel, German writer (Shanghai far from where), born in Trier, Germany
  • Dec 4 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span), born in Dublin
  • Dec 5 Jim Messina, American rocker (Loggins & Messina-Your Mamma Don't Dance), born in Maywood, California
  • Dec 5 Jim Plunkett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1970, Stanford; Super Bowl 1980, 84 LA/Oakland Raiders), born in San Jose, California
  • Dec 5 Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolian cosmonaut (Soyuz 39), born in Gurvanbulag, Bulgan, Mongolia
  • Dec 5 Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician (8th Prime Minister of Jamaica 2007-11), born in Chapelton, Jamaica
  • Dec 5 Tony Gregory, Irish politician, born in Dublin
  • Dec 5 Kim Simmonds, Welsh guitarist (Savoy Brown), born in Newbridge, Wales
  • Dec 6 Miroslav Vitouš, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 6 Lawrence Cannon, Canadian politician (9th Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Quebec City, Quebec

Person of interestJohnny Bench

Dec 7 Johnny Bench, American MLB catcher (Reds), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Dec 7 Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer, born in Fiumara, Italy (d. 2009)
  • Dec 7 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 7 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Dec 7 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer, born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 8 Belinda Balaski, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling), born in Inglewood, California

  • Dec 8 Geoff Daking, American rocker (Blue Magoos)
  • Dec 8 Gregg Allman, guitarist/vocalist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2017)
  • Dec 8 Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 8 Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sámi writer
  • Dec 9 Tom Daschle, American politician (U.S. Senator from South Dakota), born in Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Dec 9 Jaak Jõerüüt, Soviet-born Estonian politician (Minister of Defence 2004-05), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dec 9 Steve Owens, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1969, U of Oklahoma; Pro Bowl, All Pro 1971, Detroit Lions), born in Gore, Oklahoma
  • Dec 10 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • Dec 10 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (co-founded the magazine National Lampoon), born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 1980)
  • Dec 10 Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician, born in Qazanci, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
  • Dec 11 Tom Fuccello, American actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Les Joslin, Australian cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2), born in Yarraville, Victoria
  • Dec 13 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Dec 14 Christopher Parkening, American guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 14 Linda Sutton, English artist, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • Dec 14 Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte
  • Dec 15 Rodney Bingenheimer, American disc jockey, born in Mountain View, California
  • Dec 16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Dec 16 Vincent Matthews, American 400m dash (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Dec 17 Jim Hodder, American drummer (Steely Dan), born in Bethpage, New York (d. 1990)
  • Dec 17 Marilyn Hassett, LA Ca
  • Dec 17 Wes Studi, Native American actor (Last of the Mohicans), born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma
  • Dec 18 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 19 Janie Fricke, American country music singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy), born in South Whitley, Indiana
  • Dec 20 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer, born in Verona, Italy
  • Dec 21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician, born in Algeciras, Spain (d. 2014)
  • Dec 22 Brian C. Daley, American sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Dec 22 Dilip Doshi, Indian cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi), born in Rajkot, India
  • Dec 23 Bill Rodgers, American marathon runner (Boston, NY), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dec 24 Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC, born in Melbourne, Australia

  • Dec 25 Connie Petracek, Chambersburg PA, pistol shooter (Olympics 92, 96)
  • Dec 26 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
  • Dec 26 Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
  • Dec 26 James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Dec 27 Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as "Ax" of Demolition
  • Dec 27 Janet Perry, American soprano
  • Dec 27 Willy Polleunis, Belgian athlete
  • Dec 28 Andrew Olle, broadcaster
  • Dec 28 Aurelio Rodriguez, baseball player
  • Dec 28 Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
  • Dec 29 Cozy Powell, English rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP), born in Cirencester, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • Dec 29 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers, 3 Men & A Baby, CSI), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 29 Vincent Winter, Scottish child actor, born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • Dec 30 Jeff Lynne, rocker (ELO-Telephone Line, Travelling Wilburys)
  • Dec 30 Michael Burns, American actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train), born in Mineola, New York
  • Dec 30 Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)
  • Dec 30 Janet Mills, American lawyer and politician, first female Governor of Maine (2018-), born in Farmington, Maine
  • Dec 31 Burton Cummings, Canadian musician (Guess Who-These Eyes), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Dec 31 Tim Matheson, American actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek), born in Glendale, California
  • Dec 31 Rita Lee, Brazilian musician, born in São Paulo, Brazil