On This Day

Famous People Born in 1949 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 834

  • 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 and singer (Whitey on the Moon), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Apr 1 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman (Engie), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 1 Sammy Nelson, Irish soccer left back (51 caps Northern Ireland; Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 1 Paul Manafort, American political consultant (Trump campaign chairman), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 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 Patricia [Anglaia Margareth Paaij] Paay, Dutch singer (You Are Not Hip), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 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 [David-Allen] Ryan, American rock vocalist (Sha Na Na), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Apr 9 Steve Gadd, American jazz drummer ('Late In The Evening', '50 Ways To Leave Your Lover'), born in Irondequoit, New York
  • Apr 10 Eric Troyer, American musician (ELO Part II, The Orchestra), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 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, French engineer and astronaut (STS 78), born in Kehl, Germany
  • Apr 13 Philippe Petit, French high-wire artist, born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France
  • Apr 13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver, born in San Juan, Argentina

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 Sonja Kristina [Shaw], English songwriter and actress (Hair, Curved Air), born in Brentwood, England

  • Apr 14 John Shea, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Apr 14 DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • Apr 14 Chris Langham, English comedian and actor (The Thick of It, Help), born in London, England
  • Apr 15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer, born in Moscow
  • Apr 15 Craig Zadan, American film producer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • Apr 18 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver, born in Chemung, New York
  • Apr 18 Andrew Powell, British composer, performer, and music producer (Donovan, Kate Bush- "The Kick Inside"), born in Surrey, England
  • Apr 19 Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish businesswoman and jewelry designer (Tiffany & Co.) born in Vallauris, France
  • Apr 19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot, born in Los Angeles, California (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, American actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 John Miles, British vocalist and musician (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon), born in Jarrow, County Durham, England
  • Apr 23 Joyce DeWitt, American actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Apr 24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • Apr 25 Watermelon Slim [William Homans], American blues musician (The Wheel Man), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 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, English poet and journalist, born in Lincoln, England
  • Apr 25 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter (Don't Walk Away Renee), born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Hall, American rocker (Wet Willie), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentine soccer forward and coach (14 caps; Vélez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 26 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler, born in Stone Mountain, Georgia (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 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor (CSI, Mrs. Doubtfire), born in Boston, 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, American baseball player and manager (Astros), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee

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

PM of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
PM 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 2 Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener and broadcaster (Gardener's World), born in Iilkley, England
  • 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 Tucson, Arizona
  • 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 drag racer (16 NHRA Championships), born in Bell Gardens, California
  • May 4 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • May 5 Anna Bergman, Swedish actress (Agent 69), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 6 David Leestma, American astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • May 7 Kathy Ahern, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1972), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • May 7 Stuart Marshall, British film director (Desire), born in Manchester (d.1993)

Person of interestBilly Joel

May 9 Billy Joel, American rock vocalist (Piano Man, Just the Way You Are), 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 (Prada), born in Milan, Italy
  • May 10 Michael Larson, American "Press Your Luck" scandal big-winning contestant, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • May 13 Franklyn Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Car Wash, The Jazz Singer, Bridesmaids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Jane Glover, British conductor (London, Mozart Players, Music of the Baroque), born in Helmsley, England
  • 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 Guildford, England
  • 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, Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 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 (d. 2019)
  • May 24 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Person of interestRoger Deakins

May 24 Roger Deakins, English cinematographer (Blade Runner 2049), born in Torquay, Devon, England

Cinematographer Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Roger Deakins
  • May 25 Jamaica Kincaid [Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardsonn], Antiguan-American journalist (NYer), born in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
  • May 25 Lalith Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 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, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1973), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2018)
  • May 28 Sue Holderness, English actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers), born in London, England
  • May 28 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • May 28 Steve King, American politician (Rep (R) Iowa 2003-) rebuked for racist comments, born in Storm Lake, Iowa
  • May 29 Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • May 29 Brian Kidd, English soccer forward, coach, manager (England 2 caps, Manchester City), born in Manchester, England
  • May 30 Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests, 325 wickets; 64 ODIs), born in Sunderland, County Durham, England (d. 2019)
  • 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
  • Jun 1 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 2 Heather Couper, British astronomer and presenter (The Sky at Night). born in Wallesey, England (d. 2020)
  • Jun 2 Stewart Ginn, Australian golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2002), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 3 David Evenett, MP (Conservative)
  • Jun 3 Stephen Ruppenthal, composer
  • Jun 4 Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor (The Crime of Ovide Plouffe), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada

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, American composer, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jun 6 Holly Near, American folksinger, actress and activist, born in Ukiah, California
  • Jun 7 Jack Ryland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
  • Jun 8 Hildegard Falck, German athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1972 FRG), 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 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 (The Human Fly, Spiderman) who climbed the 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, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Dr Hook), born in Union City, New Jersey
  • Jun 14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled), born in Pelton, County Durham, England
  • Jun 14 Bob Frankston, American programmer (VisiCalc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 14 Rochelle Firestone, American actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 14 Jim Lea, British musician (Slade), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
  • Jun 14 Harry Turtledove, American author (The Guns of the South), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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, English actor (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London, England
  • Jun 15 Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jun 15 Dusty Baker, American baseball outfielder and manager (MLB All Star 1981-82; LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 1993, 97, 2000), born in Riverside, California
  • 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 18 William Randolph Hearst III, American publisher and 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, English rock keyboardist and producer (Brinsley Schwarz; The Rumour), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • 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, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 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, American rock bassist (.38 Special), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Jun 22 Lindsay Wagner, American 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 2013-), 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, Miss America (1971) and sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas (d. 2020)
  • Jun 27 Vera Wang, American fashion designer (Vera Wang Fashions), born in New York City
  • Jun 28 Don Baylor, American baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP), born in Austin, Texas
  • 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 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, born in Hanoi, Vietnam (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York