On This Day

Famous People Born in 1948

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 817

  • Jan 1 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • Jan 2 Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • Jan 3 Larry McNeeley, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Jan 3 Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
  • Jan 4 Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
  • Jan 5 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's), born in Alwar, India (d. 2010)
  • Jan 5 Thom Mooney, American rocker (Nazz), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 6 Dayle Hadlee, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (brother of Sir Richard; NZ 26 Tests, 71 wickets), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Jan 6 Guy Gardner, US Air Force officer & astronaut (STS 27, STS 35), born in Altavista, Virginia
  • Jan 6 Bob Wise, American politician (Rep-D-WV, 1983- ), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 Kaz Lux, Dutch singer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands
  • Jan 7 Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • Jan 8 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Jan 9 Paul King, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Dagenham, Essex

Person of interestDonald Fagen

Jan 10 Donald Fagen, American rock vocalist & keyboardist (Steely Dan), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen

  • Jan 10 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Jan 10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, France
  • Jan 11 Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, US 800m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jan 11 Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Dire Straits), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Jan 12 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • Jan 12 Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan
  • Jan 12 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Jan 12 William Nicholson, English writer, born in Lewes, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 John Etheridge, British guitarist (Soft Machine), born in Lambeth, England
  • Jan 13 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
  • Jan 13 Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • Jan 14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician & producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 14 Carl Weathers, American actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 14 Tim Harris, English drummer (Foundations)
  • Jan 15 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV), born in Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Ronnie Van Zant, American rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 15 Tommy Nolan, Canadian actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 16 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
  • Jan 16 Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 16 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

Jan 16 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Jan 16 Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
  • Jan 17 Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
  • Jan 17 Mick Taylor, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
  • Jan 17 Anne Queffélec, French pianist
  • Jan 19 Harvey Hinsley, British musician, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Jerry Ross, American Air Force officer & NASA astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, sk:88), born in Crown Point, Indiana
  • Jan 20 Mel Pritchard, British progressive rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2004)
  • Jan 20 Natan Sharansky, Israeli politician & human rights activist, born in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Jan 20 Nancy Kress, American science fiction writer, born in Buffalo, New york
  • Jan 22 Gilbert Levine, American conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 22 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • Jan 23 Anita Pointer, American rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 24 Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
  • Jan 24 Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • Jan 25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter, born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Jan 25 Ros Kelly, Australian politician, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 27 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • Jan 27 Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
  • Jan 27 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
  • Jan 28 Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
  • Jan 28 Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
  • Jan 28 Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
  • Jan 29 Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • Jan 29 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 29 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • Jan 30 Nicholas Broomfield, English documentary film director (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 30 Paul Magee, Provisional IRA member, born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Jan 30 Akira Yoshino, Japanese chemist (lithium-ion battery), 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, born in Suita, Japan
  • Jan 31 Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Feb 1 Debbie Austin, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in Oneida, New York

Person of interestRick James

Feb 1 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • Feb 2 Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
  • Feb 2 Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
  • Feb 2 Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)

Person of interestIna Garten

Feb 2 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • Feb 3 Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
  • Feb 3 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)

Person of interestAlice Cooper

Feb 4 Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper
  • Feb 4 Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
  • Feb 4 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • Feb 4 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 4 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 4 Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las), born in Queens, New York (d. 1970)
  • Feb 5 Barbara Hershey [Herzstein], American actress (Stuntman, Shy People), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 5 Christopher Guest, American actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 David Denny, American rock guitar player (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 5 Elco Brinkman, Dutch politician, born in Dirksland, Netherlands
  • Feb 5 Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager & player, born in Sunne, Sweden
  • Feb 5 Tom Wilkinson, English actor, born in West Yorkshire, England
  • Feb 7 Jimmy Greenspoon, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 7 David Campbell, Canadian composer (worked with Adele, Justin Timberlake), born in Toronto
  • Feb 8 Dan Seals, American country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me), born in McCamey, Texas

  • Feb 8 Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Conrad Cummings, composer
  • Feb 10 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
  • Feb 11 Susan Bernard, American author, actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) Playboy playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author (Kurzweil reading machine, text-to-speech synthesis), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Allan Legere, Canadian serial killer (Monster of the Miramichi), born in Chatham, Canada
  • Feb 14 ... Teller, magician (Penn & Teller), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 14 Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
  • Feb 14 Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Feb 14 Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
  • Feb 15 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 15 Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • Feb 16 Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
  • Feb 17 José José 'The Prince of Song' [José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz], Mexican singer and actor, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2019)
  • Feb 17 Rick Majerus, American college basketball coach (5× WAC Coach of the Year; Uni of Utah), born in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Bruce Francis, cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972)
  • Feb 18 Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Feb 18 Sinead Cusack, Irish actress (Waterland, Revenge)
  • Feb 18 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (Doobie Brothers), born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • Feb 18 Tony Anselmo, American animator and cartoon voice actor
  • Feb 19 Byron K. Lichtenburg, American astronaut (STS 9, STS 45), born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Mark Andes, American rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
  • Feb 19 Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 19 John Minton [Big John Studd], American pro wrestler (Royal Rumble 1989), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Feb 20 A C Fabian, astronomer
  • Feb 20 Barry Wordsworth, conductor
  • Feb 20 Billy Zoom, American guitarist (X), born in Savanna, Illinois
  • Feb 20 John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
  • Feb 21 Larry Ragland, comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • Feb 22 Dennis Awtrey, American NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 22 John Ashton, American actor, born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Feb 23 Bill Alexander, theatre director
  • Feb 23 Doug Moench, American comic book writer
  • Feb 24 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • Feb 24 Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett
  • Feb 24 J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
  • Feb 24 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
  • Feb 24 Tim Staffell, English singer
  • Feb 24 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • Feb 24 Neil Hubbard, British guitarist (Juicy Lucy, Jesus Christ Superstar)
  • Feb 25 G B Warren, British biochemist
  • Feb 25 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • Feb 25 Aldo Busi, Italian writer
  • Feb 26 Priscilla Lopez, American actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Feb 27 Eddie Gray, American rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue), born in Niles, Michigan
  • Feb 28 Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], actress (Jerk), born in Queens, New York
  • Feb 28 Mercedes Ruehl, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • Feb 28 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Feb 28 Mike Figgis, English director
  • Feb 29 Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Feb 29 Patricia [Anne] McKillip, American sci-fi author (Fool's Run)
  • Feb 29 Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Feb 29 Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist (Ghost Train), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Mar 1 Burning Spear, [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
  • Mar 1 Norman Connors, singer (You Are My Starship)
  • Mar 2 Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)
  • Mar 2 Rory Gallagher, Donegal, Irish rock guitarist and songwriter (See Here)
  • Mar 2 Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
  • Mar 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster

  • Mar 3 Reed Hundt, FCC chairman
  • Mar 3 Terence "Snowy" White, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Barnstaple, Devon
  • Mar 4 Chris Squire, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
  • Mar 4 Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
  • Mar 4 James Ellroy, American writer
  • Mar 4 Tom Grieve, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Leron Lee, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 5 Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • Mar 5 Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • Mar 5 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • Mar 5 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • Mar 5 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 James FCS "Jim" Woude, cartoonist
  • Mar 8 Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
  • Mar 9 Jaime Lyn Bauer, American actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mar 9 Jeffrey Osborne, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 9 Jimmie Fadden, American singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 9 Emma Bonino, Italian politician, Senator for Rome, born in Bra, Italy
  • Mar 9 Christopher "Chris" Thompson, British singer and guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded By the Light"), born in Ashford, Kent
  • Mar 10 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 10 Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • Mar 11 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 11 George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
  • Mar 11 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • Mar 11 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 11 Jan Schelhaas, English musician (Caravan, Camel), born in Liverpool
  • Mar 12 Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)
  • Mar 12 James Taylor, vocalist/guitarist (Up on the Roof), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Mar 12 Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)
  • Mar 12 Les Holroyd, British progressive rock musician (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham England
  • Mar 12 Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage
  • Mar 13 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • Mar 14 Billy Crystal, Long Beach, New York, American actor, writer, producer (Soap, City Slickers)
  • Mar 14 Tom Coburn, American politician, junior senator from Oklahoma
  • Mar 15 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • Mar 15 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • Mar 16 Margaret [Edith] Weis, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • Mar 16 Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
  • Mar 16 Michael Owen Bruce, American rock musician (Alice Cooper), born in Kansas
  • Mar 17 Fran Byrne, musician (Ace), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 17 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London
  • Mar 17 Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
  • Mar 17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canadian sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • Mar 17 Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker
  • Mar 17 Alex MacDonald, Scottish Footballer and football manager
  • Mar 18 Eknath Solkar, cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder)
  • Mar 18 Lockwood Phillips, American radio host

About 1948

How Old? 70 or 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Jan 28), Pig (Jan 22 - Dec 31)