On This Day

Famous People Born in 1949

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 840

  • Jan 1 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Peter Dormer, arts writer
  • Jan 1 Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • Jan 2 Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • Jan 2 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 3 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • Jan 3 Gary Lavelle, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1977, 83; SF Giants), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 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 Mike Boit, Kenyan 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Eldoret, Kenya
  • Jan 7 Marshall Chapman, American country singer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Jan 7 Anne Schedeen, American actress, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Rowe, West Indian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Person of interestGeorge Foreman

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

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 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 10 James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Jan 11 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany
  • Jan 11 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
  • Jan 12 James Dietz, American rower, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 12 Wayne Wang, American film director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance), born in Hong Kong
  • Jan 12 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Jan 12 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager, born in Lörrach, Germany
  • Jan 12 Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist, born in Hamilton City, California

Person of interestHaruki Murakami

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

  • Jan 13 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)
  • 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 Lawrence Kasdan, American screenwriter & director (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 14 Paul Chubb, Australian actor, born in Arncliffe, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Jan 14 Mary Robison, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Lamar Williams, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1983)
  • Jan 14 Maurice T. "Maury" Muehleisen, American musician and songwriter (Jim Croce), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • 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, English actress & model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac), born in Windsor, Berkshire
  • Jan 17 Andy Kaufman, American comedian & actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in New York City, New York (d. 1984)
  • 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 18 Philippe Starck, French designer, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 18 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor (The Marshall Project)
  • Jan 19 Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (Power Station), born in Batley, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • Jan 19 Dennis Taylor, British professional snooker player & snooker commentator (1985 World Championship), born in Coalisland, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)
  • Jan 22 Steve Perry, vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry), born in Hanford, California
  • Jan 22 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • 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- ), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,
  • Jan 24 John Belushi, American comedian & actor (SNL: Animal House: Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • Jan 25 John Cooper Clarke, English performance poet, born in Lancashire, England
  • Jan 26 Derek Holt, British musician (Climax Blues Band), born in Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Paul Nurse, English geneticist (Imperial Cancer Research Fund), born in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 26 Jonathan Carroll, American author, born in New York
  • Jan 27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • Jan 28 Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • 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 29 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2014)

Person of interestPeter Agre

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

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • Jan 31 Carol Hawkins, English actress (Dialing for Dingbats), born in Chipping Barnet, United Kingdom
  • 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 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • Feb 2 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - Who's Crying Now, Open Arms), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 2 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 2 Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • Feb 2 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 2 Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
  • Feb 3 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • Feb 3 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Feb 3 Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
  • Feb 4 Roy Yeager, American musician (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Feb 4 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 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 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 6 Mike Batt, British director, actor, composer, and former Deputy Chairman (British Phonographic Industry), born in Southampton, England
  • Feb 7 Alan Lancaster, English bassist (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • Feb 7 Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
  • Feb 7 Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • Feb 7 Joe English, American musician (Wings, Sea Level), born in Rochester, New York
  • Feb 8 Brooke Adams, American actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 8 Julia Barr, Ft Wayne Ind, actress (Brooke-All My Children)
  • Feb 8 Scott Allen, USA, 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 Nigel Olsson, British rock guitarist and drummer (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire
  • Feb 10 Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • Feb 10 Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • Feb 10 Harold Sylvester, American actor
  • Feb 12 Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
  • Feb 12 Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
  • Feb 12 Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)
  • Feb 14 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • Feb 14 Richard E Neal, American politician (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Feb 15 Christopher Rouse, American composer (1993 Pulitzer Prize for Music), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • Feb 15 George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
  • Feb 15 Jess Walton, Mich, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless)
  • Feb 15 Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 15 Hans Graf, Austrian conductor
  • 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 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 Dan Bunten, American software developer (d. 1998)
  • Feb 19 William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer
  • Feb 20 Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner (immense England)
  • Feb 20 Ivana Trump, Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovak Republic
  • Feb 21 Jerry Harrison, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 21 Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer

Person of interestNiki Lauda

Feb 22 Niki Lauda, Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975, 77, 84), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)

Auto Racer Niki Lauda
Auto Racer
Niki Lauda
  • 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 Larry Demps, US R&B vocalist (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones)

Person of interestMarc Garneau

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

Astronaut Marc Garneau
Astronaut
Marc Garneau
  • Feb 23 Maureen Hicks, British MP
  • Feb 23 Terry "Tex" Comer, English bassist and guitarist (ACE), born in Burnley, England
  • Feb 24 John Lever, cricketer (England lefty quick in 21 Tests 1976-81)
  • Feb 25 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 26 Emma Kirkby, English soprano, born in Surrey, England
  • Feb 26 Elizabeth George, American novelist, born in Warren, Ohio
  • Feb 28 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, 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 Gates McFadden, American actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Mar 2 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic], French singer, born in Paris, France
  • 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 Jüri Allik, Estonian psychologist
  • Mar 3 Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player
  • 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 5 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • Mar 6 Donald York, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Mar 6 Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
  • Mar 7 Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
  • 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, news reporter (NBC-TV)
  • Mar 12 Sara Lane, American actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 12 Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • Mar 12 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer & filmmaker
  • Mar 12 Mike Gibbins, Welsh musician & drummer (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)
  • 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 15 John Duttine, actor (Day of the Triffids)
  • Mar 16 Erik Estrada, actor (CHiPs), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Bertha Knox Gilkey, welfare & tenament rights for urban women
  • Mar 16 Elliott Murphy, American singer/songwriter
  • Mar 16 Victor Garber, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 17 Patrick Duffy, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis), born in Townsend, Montana
  • Mar 17 Pat Rice, Irish soccer defender and coach (49 caps; Arsenal, Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Mar 18 Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2x world-champ), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2010)
  • Mar 18 Starr Danias, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Hannu Siitonen, Finnish athlete
  • Mar 18 Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
  • 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 Eddie Money [Mahoney], singer/guitarist (Take Me Home Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • Mar 21 Alvin Kallicharran, West Indian cricket batsman (66 Tests 1972-81 @ 44.43), born in Port Mourant, British Guiana
  • Mar 21 Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Mar 22 Brian Hanrahan, British TV newsman (BBC)
  • Mar 22 D Watson, director (Brighton U)
  • Mar 22 Fanny Ardant, Monte Carlo, actress (Australia, Confidentially Yours)
  • Mar 23 Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • Mar 23 Roland Lee, American Watercolor Artist
  • Mar 24 Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • Mar 24 Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • Mar 25 Jean Potvin, Canadian NHL player, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Mar 25 Neil Jones, musician (Bend Me Shape Me)
  • Mar 25 Bob Ezrin, Canadian music producer and keyboardist, born in Toronto, Canada
  • Mar 26 Baroness Hayman [Hélène Hayman], Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Lord Speaker of the House of Lords
  • Mar 26 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston- "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 26 Vicki Lawrence, American actress (Carol Burnett, Mama's Family), born in Inglewood, California
  • Mar 26 Patrick Süskind, German writer and screenwriter, known for novel "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer", born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • Mar 26 Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), born in Santander, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Mar 27 Patrick Deuchar, CEO (Albert Hall)
  • Mar 27 Russ Conway, American sports journalist (Eagleson NHL scandal), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Mar 28 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady), born in Okolona, Mississippi
  • Mar 28 Ronnie Ray Smith, American athlete, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Mar 28 Shafiq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mar 28 Michael W. Young, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017, cicadian rhythms), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 28 Paul Bayvel, South African rugby union scrum-half (10 caps; Transvaal), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Mar 29 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Mar 29 Uton Dowe, Jamaican cricketer (WI pace bowler 1972-73 "Dowe shall not bowl"), born in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
  • Mar 29 Keith Simpson, British politician and military historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk

About 1949

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Jan 28), Ox (Jan 29 - Dec 31)