Famous People Born in 1949

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 932

  • Jan 1 Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • Jan 1 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Peter Dormer, arts writer
  • Jan 2 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 2 Michael "Chick" Churchill, British blues-rock keyboardist (Ten Years After - "I'm Going Home"), born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
  • Jan 3 Gary Lavelle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1977, 83; SF Giants), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 3 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • Jan 4 Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
  • Jan 5 George Brown, American rock drummer (Kool & the Gang - "Celebration"), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jan 6 Chris Laurence, British classical, jazz and session double bassist, born in London
  • Jan 6 Mike Boit, Kenyan 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Eldoret, Kenya
  • Jan 7 Anne Schedeen, American actress, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 7 Marshall Chapman, American country singer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Rowe, West Indian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974), born in Kingston, Jamaica

George ForemanGeorge Foreman (73 years old)

Jan 10 American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

  • Jan 10 James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Jan 10 Teresa Graves, American actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love!), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 10 Walter S. Browne, Australian-born American chess Grandmaster (1974-78, 1980-84), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 (Frederick) "Denny" Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na, 1968-84), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian pop singer (Sherbert), born in Melbourne
  • Jan 11 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami (73 years old)

Jan 12 Japanese writer (Norwegian Wood), born in Kyoto, Japan

  • Jan 12 James Dietz, American rower, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 12 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Jan 12 Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist, born in Hamilton City, California
  • Jan 12 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager, born in Lörrach, Germany
  • Jan 12 Wayne Wang, American film director (Chan is Missing; Slam Dance), born in Hong Kong
  • Jan 13 Brandon Tartikoff, American TV executive and president of NBC (1981-91), born in Freeport, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jan 13 Rakesh Sharma, Indian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11), first Indian in space, born in Patiala, India
  • Jan 14 Christine Belford, American actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210), born in Amityville, New York
  • Jan 14 Lamar Williams, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1983)
  • Jan 14 Lawrence Kasdan, American screenwriter & director (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 14 Mary Robison, American writer (Why Did I Ever), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Maurice T. "Maury" Muehleisen, American musician and songwriter (Jim Croce), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • Jan 14 Paul Chubb, Australian actor, born in Arncliffe, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Jan 15 Howard Twitty, American golfer, course designer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jan 15 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Lajas, Puerto Rico (d. 2001)
  • Jan 15 Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor, born in Kalamata, Greece
  • Jan 16 Caroline Munro, British actress (Golden Voyage of Sinbad; Hammer Horror films), and singer ("Tar and Cement"; "Pump Me Up"), born Windsor, England
  • Jan 17 Andy Kaufman, American comedian & actor (Taxi - "Latka Gravas"), born in New York City, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jan 17 Billy T. James [William James Te Wehi Taitoko], New Zealand Maori comedian and singer (The Billy T. James Show), born in Cambridge, New Zealand (d. 1991)
  • Jan 17 Debbie Watson, American actress (Karen, Tammy), born in La Mirada California,
  • Jan 17 Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976), born in Churwalden, Switzerland
  • Jan 17 Sandra Mason, Barbadian politician (1st president of Barbados 2021-), born in Saint Philip, Barbados
  • Jan 18 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor (The Marshall Project)
  • Jan 18 Christian Blackshaw, British concert pianist, born in Cheshire, England
  • Jan 18 Philippe Starck, French designer, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 19 Dennis Taylor, British professional snooker player & snooker commentator (1985 World Championship), born in Coalisland, United Kingdom
  • Jan 19 Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (Power Station), born in Batley, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • Jan 22 James "J.P." Pennington, American country-pop singer and guitarist (Exile), born in Berea, Kentucky
  • Jan 22 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • Jan 22 Steve Perry, American rock vocalist (Journey, 1977-87; 95-97 - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in Hanford, California
  • Jan 22 Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez, American drummer (E Street Band, 1972-74), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • Jan 23 Robert Cabana, American astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 23 Thomas Forsyth, Scottish soccer defender (22 caps; Motherwell, Rangers), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Jan 24 Bart Gordon, American politician (Rep-D-TN, 1985-2011), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,
  • Jan 24 John Belushi, American comedian, actor, and singer (SNL; Animal House; The Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • Jan 25 John Cooper Clarke, English performance poet, born in Lancashire, England
  • Jan 26 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 26 Derek Holt, British rock guitarist (Curved Air; Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England
  • Jan 26 Jonathan Carroll, American author, born in New York
  • Jan 26 Paul Nurse, English geneticist (Imperial Cancer Research Fund), born in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Jan 27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • Jan 27 Jaya Suprana [Phoa Kok Tjiang], Indonesian pianist, composer, conductor, writer, educator, and television presenter, born in Denpasar, Bali
  • Jan 28 Eddie Bayers, American session drummer, based in Nashville, born in Patuxent, Maryland
  • Jan 28 Gene McFadden, American singer, songwriter, and record producer (Philadelphia International Records; McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Olanta, South Carolina (d. 2006) [1]
  • Jan 28 Gregg Popovich, American basketball coach and general manager (San Antonio Spurs; most wins in NBA history), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Jan 28 Jerzy Szczakiel, Polish speedway rider (World Individual C'ship 1973; World Pairs C'ship 1971), born in Grudzicach, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Jan 28 Thomas J. Downey, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1975-93), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 29 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2014)

Peter AgrePeter Agre (73 years old)

Jan 30 American biologist & Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

  • Jan 30 William King, American singer, trumpet player, songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, and choreographer (The Commodores - "Lady"), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jan 31 Carol Hawkins, English actress (Dialing for Dingbats), born in Chipping Barnet, United Kingdom
  • Jan 31 Frank Ricotti, British jazz and session vibraphonist and percussionist, born in London, England
  • Jan 31 Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer & sports journalist, born in Heteren, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 Ken Wilber, American philosopher & writer, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Feb 1 Jim Thorpe, American golfer (The Tradition 2002, 3 PGA Tour titles), born in Roxboro, North Carolina
  • Feb 2 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 2 Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
  • Feb 2 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • Feb 2 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 2 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 2 Tom Tripplehorn, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • Feb 3 (Arnold} "Bake" McBride, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1973-83, Rookie of the Year; All-Star (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies, and 1 other team), born in Fulton, Missouri
  • Feb 3 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Feb 3 Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
  • Feb 3 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • Feb 4 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, born in Kalkar, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Feb 4 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 4 Roy Yeager, American musician (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Feb 5 David Sullivan, Welsh businessman & pornographer (Sunday Sport), born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Feb 5 Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolian scientist & cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup), born in Tsetserleg, Mongolia
  • Feb 6 Manuel Orantes, Spanish tennis player (US Open-1975), born in Granada, Spain
  • Feb 6 Mike Batt, British director, actor, composer, and former Deputy Chairman (British Phonographic Industry), born in Southampton, England
  • Feb 6 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 7 Alan Lancaster, British rock bassist (Status Quo, 1967-85 - "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • Feb 7 Joe English, American drummer (Wings; Sea Level), born in Rochester, New York
  • Feb 7 Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • Feb 7 Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
  • Feb 8 Brooke Adams, American actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 8 Julia Barr, American actress (Brooke-All My Children), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana
  • Feb 8 Scott Allen, American skater (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Feb 9 Bernard Gallacher, British golfer (10 European Tour titles), born in Bathgate, Scotland
  • Feb 9 Janet Issaca Ashford, writer
  • Feb 9 Judith Light, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Feb 10 Harold Sylvester, American actor
  • Feb 10 Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • Feb 10 Maxime Le Forestier, French pop and folk singer-songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • Feb 10 Nigel Olsson, British rock touring and session drummer and backing vocalist (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England
  • Feb 12 Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
  • Feb 12 Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
  • Feb 12 Stanley Knight, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - High on the Hog), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • Feb 13 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), born in London (d. 2020)
  • Feb 14 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • Feb 14 Richard E. Neal, American politician (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Feb 15 Billy Nicholls, British singer ("Would You Believe?") and songwriter ("I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try)", born in White City, London, England
  • Feb 15 Christopher Rouse, American Grammy Award-winning composer (Trombone Concerto - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1993), and educator (Eastman School, 1981-2002; Juilliard, 1997-2017), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • Feb 15 George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
  • Feb 15 Hans Graf, Austrian conductor, and educator, born in Marchtrenk, Austria
  • Feb 15 Jess Walton, Mich, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless)
  • Feb 15 Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 16 Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
  • Feb 17 Fred Frith, English guitarist, violinist and bassist (Skeleton Crew), born in Heathfield, England
  • Feb 18 Gary Ridgway, American serial killer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Feb 19 Danielle Bunton Berry [Dan Bunten], American software developer (M.U.L.E), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Feb 19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer and artist (Flash, Wonder Woman), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • Feb 20 Eddie Hemmings, English cricket spin bowler (16 Tests, 43 wickets, best 6/58; 33 ODIs; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Leamington, England
  • Feb 20 Ivana Trump (née Zelníčková), Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovak Republic (d. 2022)
  • Feb 21 Jerry Harrison, American rock keyboardist and guitarist (Talking Heads; solo "Rev It Up"), and record producer (Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Bo-Deans; The String Cheese Incident), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 21 Ronnie Hellström, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (77 caps; Hammarby IF, 1. FC Kaiserslautern; Sweden Player of the Year 1971, 78), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2022)

Niki LaudaNiki Lauda (1949-2019)

Feb 22 Austrian Auto Racer (F1 world champ 1975, 77, 84), born in Vienna, Austria

  • Feb 22 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Feb 23 Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 23 Barbara York, Canadian composer (A Butterfly in Time), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2020) 
  • Feb 23 Larry Demps, American soul singer (Dramatics - "In the Rain"; "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"), born in Detroit, Michigan

Marc GarneauMarc Garneau (73 years old)

Feb 23 Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77), born in Quebec City, Québec

  • Feb 23 Maureen Hicks (née Cutler), British politician (Member of Parliament, Conservative, 1987-92), born in England
  • Feb 23 Terry "Tex" Comer, English bassist and guitarist (ACE), born in Burnley, England
  • Feb 24 John Lever, English cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 73 wickets, BB 7/46; Essex CCC, Natal), born in London, England
  • Feb 24 Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, born in Rome (d. 2014)
  • Feb 25 Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, Spanish-American rock guitarist (Crazy Horse - Neil Young, 1988-2014), born in Welch, West Virginia

Ric FlairRic Flair (73 years old)

Feb 25 American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Feb 26 Elizabeth George, American novelist (Inspector Thomas Lynley mystery novels), born in Warren, Ohio
  • Feb 26 Emma Kirkby, British classical early music soprano, born in Camberley, Surrey, England
  • Feb 28 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter ("I Want You"), brother of Diana, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • Mar 1 Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
  • Mar 1 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu
  • Mar 2 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic], French rock singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Paris, France
  • Mar 2 Gates McFadden, American actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Mar 2 J. P. R. Williams, Welsh rugby union fullback (55 caps Wales, 8 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1971, 76, 78), born in Bridgend, Wales
  • Mar 3 Bonnie J Dunbar, Sunnyside Wash, PhD/astro (STS 61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89)
  • Mar 3 James S Voss, Cordova Alabama, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)
  • Mar 3 Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player
  • Mar 3 Jüri Allik, Estonian psychologist
  • Mar 3 Richie Cannata, American music producer, multi-instrumentalist and studio owner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 4 Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter, born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
  • Mar 4 Doug Lofstrom, American double-bassist, contemporary classical and theater composer (Misdsummer Passage), and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 4 Jeff Grayshon MBE, English rugby league utility (England 11 caps; GB 13 caps; Dewsbury, Cronulla-Sutherland, Bradford Northern, Leeds, Featherstone Rovers, Batley), born in Birstall, England (d. 2021)
  • Mar 4 Karel Loprais, Czech rally driver (Dakar Rally truck category 1988, 94, 95, 98, 99, 2001), born in Ostrava, Czech Republic (d. 2021)
  • Mar 5 Bernard Arnault, French businessman (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), born in Roubaix, France
  • Mar 5 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • Mar 6 Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
  • Mar 7 Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician, born in Bhalessa, Dominion of India
  • Mar 7 Rex Hunt, Australian TV and radio personality and former Australian rules player, born in Mentone, Australia
  • Mar 8 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Mar 9 Kalevi Aho, Finnish composer, born in Forssa, Finland
  • Mar 9 Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer, born in Hamina, Finland
  • Mar 11 Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
  • Mar 12 Bill Payne, American rock keyboardist (Little Feat - "Time Loves a Hero"), born in Waco, Texas
  • Mar 12 David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury/MP
  • Mar 12 Mary Alice Williams, American television news reporter and anchor (CNN; NBC; WNET; CBS; NJN), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 12 Mike Gibbins, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger - "No Matter What"), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • Mar 12 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer & filmmaker
  • Mar 12 Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • Mar 12 Sara Lane, American actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 13 Donny York, American rock singer (Sha Na Na,1969 - present), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Mar 13 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver, born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan (d. 1974)
  • Mar 13 Julia Migenes, American soprano, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 14 Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
  • Mar 14 Peter "Ollie" Halsall, British rock guitarist and vibraphone player (Patto; The Rutles; Kevin Ayers), born in Southport, England (d. 1992)
  • Mar 14 Roger Powell, American Moog synthesizer and keyboard player (Utopia - Deface The Music; Todd Rundgren), born in Front Royal, Virginia
  • Mar 15 Bernd Nickel, German soccer attacking midfielder (1 cap West Germany, 1972 Olympics; Eintracht Frankfurt 426 games, 141 goals), born in Siegbach, Germany (d. 2021)
  • Mar 15 John Duttine, actor (Day of the Triffids)
  • Mar 16 Bertha Knox Gilkey, welfare & tenament rights for urban women
  • Mar 16 Elliott Murphy, American singer/songwriter
  • Mar 16 Erik Estrada, actor (CHiPs), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Victor Garber, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 17 Pat Rice, Irish soccer defender and coach (49 caps; Arsenal, Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Mar 17 Patrick Duffy, American actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis), born in Townsend, Montana
  • Mar 18 Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2x world-champ), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2010)
  • Mar 18 Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
  • Mar 18 Hannu Siitonen, Finnish athlete
  • Mar 18 Jacques Secrétin, French table tennis player (World C'ship gold mixed doubles 1977), born in Carvin, France (d. 2020)
  • Mar 18 Starr Danias, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 19 Denny Albee, American actor (Dr Janssen-One Life to Live), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mar 20 Marcia Ball, American blues singer and pianist (Presumed Innocent), born in Orange, Texas
  • Mar 21 Alvin Kallicharran, West Indian cricket batsman (66 Tests 1972-81 @ 44.43), born in Port Mourant, British Guiana
  • Mar 21 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • Mar 21 Rolf-Dieter Amend, German canoeist (Olympic gold GDR C-2 slalom 1972), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2022)

About 1949

How Old? 72 or 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Feb 10, 1948 - Jan 28, 1949),
Ox (Jan 29, 1949 - Feb 16, 1950)