On This Day

Famous People Born in 1948 (Part 2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 816

  • Mar 19 Vintcent Van der Bijl, Natal cricket bowler (superb 2m of 70's & 80's)

Person of interestBobby Orr

Mar 20 Bobby Orr, Canadian hall of fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Mar 20 John de Lancie, actor (Q-Star Trek Next Gen, Days of our Lives)
  • Mar 20 Pamela Sargent, American sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)

Person of interestAndrew Lloyd Webber

Mar 22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • Mar 22 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), born in Winchester, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • Mar 22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • Mar 23 Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • Mar 23 R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • Mar 23 Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)
  • Mar 23 David Olney, American singer-songwriter, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 25 Kelly Garrett, actress/singer (Holdin)
  • Mar 25 Michael Stanley, rocker (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter
  • Mar 26 Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
  • Mar 26 Richard Tandy, rock bassist (ELO)

  • Mar 26 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie's Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 28 Dianne Wiest, American actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 28 John Evan, British rock keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Mar 28 Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 28 Matthew Corbett, English retired actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Mar 29 Bud Cort, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Mar 30 Jim Dandy Mangrum, American vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Benton Harbour, Michigan
  • Mar 30 Justin Deas, actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 30 Mervyn King, English economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003-13), born in Chesham Bois
  • Mar 30 Nigel Jones, British MP
  • Mar 30 Eddie Jordan, Irish motorsport F1 boss and TV commentator, born in Dublin

Person of interestAl Gore

Mar 31 Al Gore, American politician and environmentalist (Vice President: 1993-2001), born in Washington, D.C.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore
  • Mar 31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • Mar 31 Rhea Perlman, American actress (Zena in Taxi, Carla in Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection)
  • Mar 31 Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist (world champion 100k team road race), born in Mechelen, Flanders
  • Apr 1 Jimmy Cliff [James Chambers], Jamaican Reggae singer, born in St James, Jamaica
  • Apr 1 Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)
  • Apr 1 J. J. [John James] Williams, Welsh rugby player, born in Nantyffyllon, Wales
  • Apr 2 Margaret Burbidge, British-American astronomer and educator, born in Davenport, England
  • Apr 2 Joan D. Vinge, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 2 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 2012)
  • Apr 3 Garrick Ohlsson, American pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 3 Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Mary Gordon-Watson, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972), born in Blandford, Dorset

  • Apr 3 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer (Les filles de Caleb), born in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 4 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (Allman Brothers Band), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Apr 4 David "Pick" Withers, English jazz drummer (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • Apr 4 Dan Simmons, American sci-fi and horror writer (Song of Kali), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Apr 4 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor (Charlie Fairhead - Casualty), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 4 [Raymond] Berry Oakley III, American bassist (Allman Brothers Band), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Apr 5 Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Northampton, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 6 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • Apr 7 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • Apr 7 Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Clear Light), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)

Person of interestRobert Allen Litchfield

Apr 8 Robert A. Litchfield, American bank robber who was on the FBI most wanted list in the 1980s

  • Apr 8 Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
  • Apr 9 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress and politician, born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Apr 10 Tom Spencer, British politician (Conservative)
  • Apr 11 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach, born in Viareggio, Italy
  • Apr 12 Raphick Jumadeen, West Indian cricketer (WI slow left-armer of the 70's), born in Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Apr 12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 12 Joschka Fischer, German politician, Foreign Minister of Germany (1998-2005), born in Gerabronn, Germany
  • Apr 12 Lois Reeves, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 13 Amy Robinson, American writer and actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Peter Sweval, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), born in Toms River, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Apr 13 Sue Doughty, British politician (MP for Guildford), born in York, England
  • Apr 13 Nam Hae-il, 25th Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • Apr 14 Chester G Atkins, (Rep-D-MA)
  • Apr 14 Larry Ferguson, Nassau, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 14 Ty Grimes, rocker (Capt Beefheart Band Drums
  • Apr 14 Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Apr 15 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Apr 16 Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant, born in London
  • Apr 16 Robert Kirby, British music arranger (Nick Drake), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2009)
  • Apr 17 Jan Hammer, Czech-American composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Person of interestNate Archibald

Apr 18 "Tiny" Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati), born in NYC, New York

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • Apr 18 Catherine Malfitano, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Rick Miller, American baseball player, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Craig Frost, American keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Gregory Itzin, American film and TV actor (The Kentucky Cycle), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician, born in Sainte-Thècle, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 21 Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
  • Apr 21 Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 21 Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
  • Apr 22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • Apr 23 Tessa Wyatt, English actress (Beast in the Cellar, Wedding Night), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • Apr 23 Pascal Quignard, French author (Les Ombres), born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure, France
  • Apr 23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor (Ding et Dong), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Apr 24 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire property investor, born in Sassov, Galicia, Poland
  • Apr 24 Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • Apr 24 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, born in Hudson, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Mike Selvey, English cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's), born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England
  • Apr 25 Yu Shyi-kun, Premier of the Republic of China (2002-05), born in Dongshan, Yilan County, China
  • Apr 26 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • Apr 26 Gerry Sikorski, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • Apr 27 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Apr 27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist turned security consultant, born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 27 Amrit Kumar Bohara, Nepalese politician, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)
  • Apr 28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (d. 2014)

Person of interestTerry Pratchett

Apr 28 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 29 Reb Brown, actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • Apr 30 Perry King, Alliance OH, actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad")
  • Apr 30 Wayne Kramer, American guitarist (MC5, Dangerous Madness), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 1 James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
  • May 2 Larry Gatlin, American country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady), born in Seminole, Texas
  • May 3 Chris Mulkey, American actor (Cloverfield), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • May 3 Peter Oosterhuis, British golfer (British Open 1974, 82 runner-up; Ryder Cup x 6), born in London, England
  • May 4 Billy O'Donnell, Canadian harness racer driver of year (1984), born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • May 4 Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 4 George Tupou V, King of Tonga (2006-2012), born in Tongatapu, Tonga (d. 2012)
  • May 5 Bill Ward, English heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • May 5 Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply), born in London (d. 1991)

  • May 6 Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • May 8 John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • May 8 Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
  • May 8 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • May 9 John Mahaffey, American golfer (PGA Championship 1978; 10 PGA Tour titles), born in Kerrville, Texas
  • May 9 Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • May 9 Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
  • May 10 Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • May 11 Alfred Matt, Austrian slalom (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • May 11 Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
  • May 11 Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • May 12 Lindsay Ann Crouse, American actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), born in NYC, New York
  • May 12 Steve Winwood, England, musician (A Higher Love, Roll with it)
  • May 13 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • May 14 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 14 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • May 14 Bob Woolmer, English cricket all-rounder, coach (19 Tests, coach Pakistan, South Africa), born in Kanpur, India (d. 2007)
  • May 15 Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician (Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2, Coldplay), born in Woodbridge, Sussex
  • May 16 Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
  • May 16 Alto Reed [Thomas Cartmell], American saxophonist (Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 18 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor and director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • May 18 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • May 19 Jean-Pierre Haignere, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
  • May 19 Tom Scott, American saxophonist and composer (L.A. Express, The Blues Brothers) born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 20 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • May 20 John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)
  • May 20 John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
  • May 20 Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
  • May 21 Leo Sayer, British singer (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, When I Need Love), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
  • May 21 Carol Potter, American actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • May 22 Richard Baker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 6th district), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 22 Doug Gray, American musician (The Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • May 23 Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
  • May 24 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Amsterdam
  • May 25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions), born in Hannover, Germany
  • May 26 Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
  • May 26 Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 27 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
  • May 27 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)

  • May 27 Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
  • May 28 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, course designer (4-time PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 28 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • May 29 Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
  • May 29 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • May 29 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
  • May 30 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • May 31 Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- 2009), born in Riverside, California

Person of interestJohn Bonham

May 31 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), born in Redditch, England (d. 1980)

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham
  • May 31 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • May 31 Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • May 31 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • May 31 Paulinho da Costa, Brazilian percussionist (Thriller, Saturday Night Fever), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jun 1 Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
  • Jun 1 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • Jun 1 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • Jun 2 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 2 Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • Jun 4 Bob Champion, English horse trainer and jockey, born in Sussex, England
  • Jun 4 Rosemary Joyce, model and actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
  • Jun 4 Sandra Post, Canadian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1968), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • Jun 5 Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)
  • Jun 5 Frank Estersmith, Australian rocker (Air Supply)
  • Jun 6 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • Jun 9 Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)
  • Jun 9 Nathaniel Rosen, Altadena Ca, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978)
  • Jun 9 Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • Jun 11 Anthony Nelson, British Labour politician, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jun 11 Skip Alan, English drummer (Them, Pretty Things), born in Westminster, London
  • Jun 11 Stephen Schnetzer, American actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 12 Barry Bailey, American rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Jun 12 Norbert Phillip, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s), born in Bioche, Dominica
  • Jun 12 Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver, born in Zell am Ziller, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jun 12 Lyn Collins [Gloria Lavern Collins], American soul singer (Think About It), born in Dime Box, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Jun 13 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Joe Roth, American film executive, producer and film director (America's Sweethearts), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 14 Stephen John Hunter, American guitarist, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Jun 15 Champ Summers, baseball player
  • Jun 16 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
  • Jun 17 Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds), born in Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela
  • Jun 18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • Jun 19 Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 20 Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • Jun 20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Jun 20 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • Jun 21 Ian McEwan, English writer (Atonement), born in Aldershot, England
  • Jun 21 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (1st Indigenous Australian to win a world title), born in Drouin, Victoria (d. 2011)