Famous People Born in 1949

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 944

  • Jan 1 Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • Jan 1 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Peter Dormer, arts writer (d. 1996)
  • 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
  • Jan 9 Tommy Talton, American session and touring Southern rock guitarist, dobro player, and songwriter (Cowboy), born in Orlando, Florida

George ForemanGeorge Foreman (74 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 Chris Ford, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1971 Detroit Pistons; Boston Celtics) and coach (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2023)
  • 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 (74 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 20 Martin von Haselberg, Argentine actor and performance artist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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 (SNL, 1975-80), actor (Animal House), and singer (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 27 Per Røntved, Danish soccer defender (75 caps; Werder Bremen, Brønshøj BK, Randers SK Freja), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2023)
  • 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 (74 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 (74 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 (74 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 27 Jürgen S. Korduletsch. German-American dance music songwriter and producer (Ronnie James - "Video Games"; Cladja Barry -"Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes"), born in Germany
  • 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 - "Come and Get It"; "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, English actor (The Day of the Triffids), born in Barnsley, England
  • 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

About 1949

How Old? 73 or 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

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