Famous People Born in 1949 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 820

  • Apr 1 Gill Scott-Heron, American writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)
  • Apr 1 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman
  • Apr 1 Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
  • Apr 2 Pamela Reed, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Apr 2 Paul Gambaccini, American-British disc jockey, born in Bronx, New York
  • Apr 2 Joseph "Joe" Vitale, American singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist (Roller Coaster Weekend), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Apr 3 Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Richard Thompson, English vocalist and guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights), born in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • Apr 3 Greg Calbi, American mastering engineer (associated with Eric Carmen, John Lennon, David Bowie, and Bruce Springsteen), born in Yonkers, New York
  • Apr 4 Larry Lingle, American rocker (The Four Seasons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Apr 4 Shing-Tung Yau, Hong Kong-born American mathematician, born in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
  • Apr 4 Michael Fennelly, American musician (The Millennium, Crabby Appleton), born in New York, New York
  • Apr 5 Judith Arlene Resnik, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 6 Jane Actman, American actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 6 Mary Maples Dunn, American college president (Smith College), born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Apr 7 John Oates, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 8 Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
  • Apr 9 Chico Ryan, rock vocalist (Sha Na Na)
  • Apr 9 Steve Gadd, American jazz drummer ('Late In The Evening', '50 Ways To Leave Your Lover'), born in Irondequoit, New York
  • Apr 10 Frank de Leeuw, Dutch rock guitarist (Bob Color)
  • Apr 11 Carl Franklin, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in Richmond, California
  • Apr 11 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Apr 12 Scott Turow, American lawyer and author (Presumed Innocent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 13 Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
  • Apr 13 Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
  • Apr 13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver

Person of interestChristopher Hitchens

Apr 13 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2011)

Author, Journalist and Orator Christopher Hitchens
Author, Journalist and Orator
Christopher Hitchens
  • Apr 14 John Shea, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Apr 14 DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • Apr 15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
  • Apr 15 Craig Zadan, American film producer
  • Apr 16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 17 Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Apr 18 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
  • Apr 18 Andrew Powell, British composer, performer, and music producer (Donovan, Kate Bush- "The Kick Inside"), born in Surrey, England
  • Apr 19 Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator
  • Apr 19 Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], actress (Immoral Tales), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (d. 1993)

Person of interestJessica Lange

Apr 20 Jessica Lange, American actress (King Kong, Tootsie, American Horror Stories), born in Cloquet, Minnesota

Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange
  • Apr 20 Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Bristol, England
  • Apr 21 Patti LuPone, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On), born in Northport, New York
  • Apr 22 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Olympic gold 1968, Knicks)
  • Apr 23 Blair Brown, actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 John Miles, vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
  • Apr 23 Joyce DeWitt, Wheeling WV, actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company)
  • Apr 24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • Apr 25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Apr 25 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • Apr 25 James Fenton, British poet
  • Apr 25 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter, (Don't Walk Away Renee), born in New York City (d. 2015)

  • Apr 26 Jimmy Hall, rocker (Wet Willie)
  • Apr 26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
  • Apr 26 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 27 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF), born in Iwate, Japan
  • Apr 28 Jerome "Jay" Apt, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 28 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • Apr 28 Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Anita Dobson, England, actress (Annie Watts-EastEnders)
  • Apr 29 Eddie Hart, American 100m runner (Olympic-1972)
  • Apr 30 Phil Garner, baseball manager

Person of interestAntónio Guterres

Apr 30 António Guterres, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal (1995-2002) and 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2017-), born in Lisbon, Portugal

Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
  • May 1 Douglas Barr, actor (Howie-Fall Guy), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • May 1 Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
  • May 1 Paul Teutul, Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers
  • May 1 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), born in Canada (d. 2010)
  • May 2 Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Starr-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • May 3 Albert Sacco Jr., American chemical engineer and astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 3 Ron Wyden, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon (1981-96), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • May 3 Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in
  • May 4 Sybil Danning, Austrian-American actress (Chained Heat), born in Wels, Austria
  • May 4 Zal Cleminson, Scottis guitarist (Alex Harvey Band), born in Glasgow
  • May 4 John Force, American race car driver, born in Bell Gardens, California
  • May 4 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • May 5 Anna Bergman, actress (Agent 69), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 6 David Cornell Leestma, Muskegon Mich, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)
  • May 7 Stuart Marshall, British film director (Desire), born in Manchester (d.1993)

Person of interestBilly Joel

May 9 Billy Joel, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge), born in The Bronx, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • May 9 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
  • May 10 Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer , born in Milan, Italy
  • May 10 Michael Larson, American "Press Your Luck" scandal big-winning contestant, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • May 13 Franklin Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Jane Glover, British conductor
  • May 13 Zoe Wanamaker, American actress (Raggedy Rawney), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist, born in Eckmannshausen, West Germany
  • May 15 Eric J Beekes, actor/singer (Hunk)
  • May 15 Frank L Culbertson Jr, Cmdr USN/astro (STS-38), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 15 Wendy Pritchard, Australian women's field hockey team manager (Olympics 1996)
  • May 16 Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 17 Bill Bruford, English drummer (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis), born in Sevenoaks, Kent
  • May 17 Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Association)
  • May 17 Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel), born in Guilford
  • May 18 Bill Wallace, rocker/actor (Fear, Avenging Force, Desperate)
  • May 18 Rick Wakeman, English, rock keyboardist (Yes), born in London
  • May 18 Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 18 William Wallace, rocker (Guess Who)
  • May 19 Dusty Hill, rocker (ZZ Top)
  • May 20 Nick Joe Rahall II, (Rep-D-WV, 1977- )
  • May 21 Andrew Neil, Scottish newspaper editor, (Sunday Times), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • May 21 Arno Hintjens, Belgian singer (T C Matic)
  • May 21 Rosalind Plowright, British soprano (Aida, Senta)
  • May 23 Alan García, President of Peru (Peruvian Aprista Party: 1985-90, 2006-11), born in Lima, Peru
  • May 24 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • May 25 Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
  • May 25 Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
  • May 26 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]
  • May 26 Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)

Person of interestHank Williams Jr

May 26 Hank Williams Jr, country singer (Honky Tonk), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • May 26 Pam Grier, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • May 26 Philip Michael Thomas, actor (Miami Vice), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 26 Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor
  • May 26 Jeremy Corbyn, British politician (Labour Party leader 2015-), born in Chippenham, England
  • May 28 Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
  • May 28 Sue Holderness, actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
  • May 28 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • May 29 Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England
  • May 29 Brian Kidd, English footballer
  • May 30 Bob Willis, cricketer (superb England fast bowler 1971-84)
  • May 30 P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
  • May 31 Steven Kampmann, actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 31 Tom Berenger, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 31 Nancy Shade, American soprano
  • Jun 1 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 2 Heather Couper, British astron
  • Jun 3 David Evenett, MP (Conservative)
  • Jun 3 Stephen Ruppenthal, composer
  • Jun 4 Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor

Person of interestKen Follett

Jun 5 Ken Follett, Welsh spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions), born in Cardiff, Wales

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett
  • Jun 6 Edgar Warren Williams, composer
  • Jun 6 Holly Near, American folksinger
  • Jun 7 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • Jun 8 Hildegard Falck, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Nettelrede, Germany
  • Jun 8 Emanuel Ax, Polish American classical pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jun 8 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • Jun 9 Douglas Henderson, British MP
  • Jun 9 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air, Sky) born in Hampstead, North London
  • Jun 10 Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 10 John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • Jun 11 George Willig, American stuntman (climbed World Trade Center in 1977), born in Queens, New York City
  • Jun 11 Frank Beard, American country rock drummer (ZZ Top), born in Frankton, Texas
  • Jun 11 Tom Pryce, British racing driver, born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 1977)
  • Jun 11 Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist, born in Sovetsky, Kirov Oblast, Russia
  • Jun 12 Yuri Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 12 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • Jun 12 Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Granby, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 13 Dennis Locorriere, Union City NJ, rock guitarist (Dr Hook)
  • Jun 14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • Jun 14 Bob Frankston, programmer (VisiCalc)
  • Jun 14 Rochelle Firestone, actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 14 Jimmy Lea, British musician (Slade)
  • Jun 14 Harry Turtledove, American author
  • Jun 14 Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
  • Jun 15 Russell Hitchcock, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 15 Simon Callow, actor (Good Father), born in London, England
  • Jun 15 Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jun 15 Dusty Baker, baseball player (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 15 Michael Lutz, bassist (Brownsville Station)
  • Jun 16 Kale Browne, San Rafael California, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)
  • Jun 16 Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Paulo César, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 17 Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator
  • Jun 18 Jerry Hollendorfer, horse trainer
  • Jun 18 William Randolph Hearst III, publisher/editor
  • Jun 18 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • Jun 18 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • Jun 18 Lech Kaczyński, Polish president (2005-10), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jun 18 Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Polish lawyer and politician (head of Law and Justice party), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jun 20 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist
  • Jun 20 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestLionel Richie

Jun 20 Lionel Richie, American singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Jun 21 Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Jun 22 Alan Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jun 22 Gary Moffet, rock guitarist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 22 Larry Junstrom, rock bassist (.38 Special)
  • Jun 22 Lindsay Wagner, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMeryl Streep

Jun 22 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep

Person of interestElizabeth Warren

Jun 22 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • Jun 23 Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
  • Jun 24 John Illsley, English rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 25 Brenda Sykes, American actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • Jun 27 Vera Wang, American fashion designer (Vera Wang Fashions), born in New York City
  • Jun 28 Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
  • Jun 28 Edward Totah, art dealer
  • Jun 29 Dan Dierdorf, American football offensive lineman and sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 29 Joan Clos, Spanish politician (116th Mayor of Barcelona & Minister of Industry), born in Parets del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
  • Jun 29 Ann Veneman,5th Executive Director of UNICEF and 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture, born in Modesto, California
  • Jun 30 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • Jun 30 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 30 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Jul 1 John Farnham, Australian singer
  • Jul 2 Roy Bittan, American piano player (E Street Band), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York City
  • Jul 2 Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
  • Jul 3 Jan Smithers, N actress (Bailey-WKRP), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 3 Susan Penhaligon, Manilla Philippines, actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits)
  • Jul 3 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
  • Jul 4 Tonio K, American singer (16 Tons of Monkeys), born in Palm Desert, California