Famous People Born in 1949

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 822

  • 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 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 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, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac) [or 12/16]
  • Jan 17 Andy Kaufman, American comedian and actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 17 Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
  • Jan 17 Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 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. 1997)

  • 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 24 Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
  • Jan 24 John Belushi, American comedian and actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • Jan 25 John Cooper Clarke, English performance poet, born in Lancashire, England
  • Jan 26 Derek Holt, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
  • Jan 26 Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
  • Jan 26 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 26 Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • Jan 27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • Jan 28 Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • Jan 28 Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
  • 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 11 Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
  • 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, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Feb 15 Christopher Rouse, composer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Feb 22 Niki Lauda, Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975, 77, 84), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 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 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, US 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, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • 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 singer and pianist
  • Mar 21 Eddie Money, [Mahoney], singer/guitarist (Take Me Home Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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 Ric Ocasek [Richard Otcasek], American rocker (The Cars - Best Friend's Girl; Shake It Up), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 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 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 27 Patrick Deuchar, CEO (Albert Hall)
  • 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 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
  • Mar 30 Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
  • Mar 30 Sue Cook, British broadcaster
  • Mar 30 Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman
  • Mar 30 Liza Frulla, Quebec politician
  • Mar 30 Dana [Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein] Gillespie, English actress and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar), born in Surrey, England
  • Mar 30 Lene Lovich, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Lucky Number), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 1 Gill Scott-Heron, American writer, poet and singer (Whities on the Moon), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Apr 1 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman (Engie), born in Paris, France

About 1949

How Old? 69 or 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

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