On This Day

Famous People Born in 1949 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 891

  • 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 reggae singer-songwriter ("Humanity"; "Daughters Of Zion"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (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, 1968-82; "Easy"; "Three Times A Lady"; solo -"Hello"; "All Night Long"), and TV personality (American Idol, 2018-21), 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, British 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, American beauty queen (Miss America, 1971), sportscaster (CBS, 1974-85), and First Lady of Kentucky, 1979-83, 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
  • Jun 30 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet - "Love Is Like Oxygen"), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Jul 1 John Farnham, English-Australian singer (Age of Reason), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • 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 2 Joe English, American drummer (Wings; Sea Level), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jul 3 Jan Smithers, American actress (Bailey-WKRP), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 3 Susan Penhaligon, British actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jul 3 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave - "Always and Forever"), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Jul 4 Tonio K. [Steven Krikorian], American singer (Romeo Unchained; 16 Tons of Monkeys), born in Palm Desert, California
  • Jul 4 James Stroud, American session drummer, keyboard player, and record producer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jul 5 Marilyn Cole, English Playmate model (Jan, 1972, Playmate of the Year 1973), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Jul 5 Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law
  • Jul 5 Tommy Eyre, British touring and session keyboardist, and musical director (Joe Cocker, Gerry Rafferty, Wham!), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2001)
  • Jul 6 Shelley Hack, American actress (Tiffany Welles-Charlie's Angel), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Jul 6 Michael Shrieve, American drummer, percussionist, and composer (Santana), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestShelley Duvall

Jul 7 Shelley Duvall, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater), born in Houston, Texas

  • Jul 8 Frank Delima, American comedian
  • Jul 8 Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 8 Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef, born in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
  • Jul 8 Colin Walker, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra, 1972-73; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House), born in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
  • Jul 10 Dave Smalley, American power pop guitarist and bassist (Raspberries - "Go All The Way"; "Tonight"), born in Oil City, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 10 Mark Shera, American actor (SWAT; Barnaby Jones), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Jul 10 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries), born in Bombay, India
  • Jul 10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician ("The Break-Up Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"; "Jeopardy"), radio personality (KFOX, 1996-2012), and novelist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 10 John C. Whitehead, American R&B singer (McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Jul 11 Liona Boyd, Canadian classical and new-age guitarist, and composer of Spanish and English heritage, born in London, England
  • Jul 12 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner and car dealer, born in Palmer Springs, Virginia
  • Jul 13 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Jul 14 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 14 Niel Barnard, South African head of South Africa secret service (NIS), born in Otjiwarongo, South-West Africa
  • Jul 15 John Arthur Casken, British composer (The Dream of the Rood), born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
  • Jul 15 Trevor Horn, British rock musician/producer (Buggles - "Video Killed The Radio Star"; Yes - Drama; Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Durham, England
  • Jul 15 WiIlliam Faure, producer
  • Jul 15 Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
  • Jul 15 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (2006-present), born in Al Shindagha, Dubai, Trucial States
  • Jul 15 Aritana Yawalapiti, Brazilian indigenous cacique (leader) of Yawalapiti people, who sought to preserve the Amazon, born in Brazil (d. 2020)
  • Jul 16 Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, American rock bassist (Sammy Hagar), and keyboardist (Night Ranger)
  • Jul 16 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 16 Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
  • Jul 17 Mike Vale, American rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • Jul 17 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 17 Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster, born in Malverne, New York
  • Jul 17 Gennadi Touretski, Russian swimming coach (Soviet Union, Australia national teams; Alexander Popov, Michael Klim, Ian Thorpe), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Jul 18 Wally Bryson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Fotomaker; Raspberries), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Jul 18 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84), born in Subiaco, Western Australia
  • Jul 18 Craig Fuller, American singer-songwriter (Pure Prairie League - "Amie"), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Jul 19 Ivar Kants, Australian actor (A Country Practice), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jul 21 Ludmila Smirnova, Soviet pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jul 21 Al Hrabosky, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 22 Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • Jul 22 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of UAE

Person of interestAlan Menken

Jul 22 Alan Menken, American 8-time Academy Award winning composer (Disney's Aladdin; Disney's Beauty and the Beast), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • Jul 23 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991; Nottinghamshire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • Jul 24 Marjanne Sint, Dutch director and politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 24 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), born in Norfolk, England
  • Jul 26 William M Shepherd, American Navy SEAL and NASA astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52), born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Jul 27 David Muse, American rocker (Firefall - "You Are The Woman"), born in Rome, Georgia
  • Jul 27 Jeremy Thomas, British film producer and actor (Family Life), born in London

Person of interestMaureen McGovern

Jul 27 Maureen McGovern, American Academy Award winning pop singer ("The Morning After"), born in Youngstown, Ohio

  • Jul 27 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 28 Simon Kirke, British rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • Jul 28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • Jul 28 Vida Blue, American MLB pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • Jul 28 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"), born in Melbourne (d. 2001)
  • Jul 28 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer (Braveheart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Jul 29 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
  • Jul 29 Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling WV, actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn)
  • Jul 29 Leslie Easterbrook, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 30 Joyce Jones, American soul singer (First Choice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Richard "Duck" Baker, American acoustic guitarist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 1 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker, born in Tenterden, Kent (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 Kurmanbek Bakiyev, 2nd President of Kyrgyzstan (2005-10), born in Masadan, Kyrgyzstan
  • Aug 2 "Fat" Larry James, American drummer (Fat Larry's Band) (d. 1987)
  • Aug 2 Bertalan Farkas, Hungarian cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35), born in Gyulaháza, Hungary
  • Aug 2 Madeleine Smith, English actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
  • Aug 2 James Fallows, American writer and journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 3 Morris "B. B." Dickerson, American bassist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; "Low Rider"), born in Torrence, California (d. 2021)
  • Aug 3 Reed Waller, American comic book author (Omaha the Cat Dancer)
  • Aug 3 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold), born in Gorky, Soviet Union (d. 2012)
  • Aug 4 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • Aug 6 Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
  • Aug 6 Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • Aug 6 Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • Aug 6 Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
  • Aug 7 Carlo Novi, Mexican songwriter and saxophone player (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2010)
  • Aug 7 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader, born in Moukhtara, Lebanon
  • Aug 7 Tim[othy] Renwick, British rock guitarist (Sutherland Brothers & Quiver), born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Aug 8 Airrion Love, American singer (Stylistics-16 Bars)
  • Aug 8 Bela Magyari, Hungarian cosmonaut
  • Aug 8 Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
  • Aug 8 Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
  • Aug 9 Brie Howard-Darling, American musician, artist and cake designer (Boxing Gandhis, Fanny), born in Stockton, California
  • Aug 9 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer (Alex Delaware novels), born in New York City
  • Aug 10 Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • Aug 11 Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 11 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 11 Tim Hutchinson, American politician (Rep-R-Arkansas 1997-2003), born in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Aug 12 Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
  • Aug 12 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • Aug 12 Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 12 Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
  • Aug 13 Bobby Clarke, Canadian NHL player and coach (Philadelphia Flyer), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba
  • Aug 13 Peter Visclosky, American politician (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985-2021), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Aug 13 Sheralee, American vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aug 14 John Tarrant, 1st Australian born Zen teacher, born in Tasmania, Australia
  • Aug 14 Bob Backlund, American wrestler, born in Princeton, Minnesota
  • Aug 15 Ann Ryerson, American actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin), born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Aug 15 Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
  • Aug 15 Kate Taylor, American singer and songwriter (It's In His Kiss), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 15 Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 15 Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor, born in Bangor, Wales
  • Aug 16 Bill "Sputnik" Spooner, American rock guitarist (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Aug 16 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor (Zinda Bhaag, Masoom, Paar), born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 17 Sib Hashian, American rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 17 Norm Coleman, American politician (Senator(R)-Minnesota 2003-09), born in New York City
  • Aug 18 Nigel Griggs, English musician (Split Enz), born in Hatfield, United Kingdom
  • Aug 18 John O'Leary, Irish golfer (Irish Open 1982; Ryder Cup 1975; director European Tour 1985-2019), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock singer and bass player (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town"), born in West Bromwich, England. (d. 1986)
  • Aug 20 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 1988)
  • Aug 20 Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer, born in Que, Que, Southern Rhodesia
  • Aug 20 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • Aug 20 Katiana Balanika [Aikaterini Athaniti], Greek actress (On Air) and singer
  • Aug 21 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 22 Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 22 Doug Bair, American baseball player, born in Defiance, Ohio
  • Aug 22 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer (The Blue Tower), born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Aug 22 Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire, born in Byumba, Rwanda
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield [Springthorpe], Australian singer ("Speak to the Sky"; "Jessie's Girl") and actor (General Hospital), born in Balmain, New South Wales
  • Aug 23 Christopher Blake, English actor (Alexa), born in Chingford, London
  • Aug 23 Geoff Capes, British shot putter, born in Holbeach, England
  • Aug 23 John Bauldie, British music journalist, born in Bolton, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 23 Norah Ellen O'Neill, first woman pilot for Alaska Central Air (1974), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 23 Shelley Long, American actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Aug 23 Woody Paul [Paul Chrisman], American singer (Riders in the Sky), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 24 Anna Lee Fisher [Tingle], American chemist, emergency physician and astronaut (STS 51-A), born in St Albans, New York
  • Aug 24 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 24 Stephen Harrison Paulus, American composer, born in Summit, New Jersey
  • Aug 24 Stephen Paulus, American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composer's Forum, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Aug 25 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • Aug 25 John Savage, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers), born in Old Bethpage, New York
  • Aug 25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Aug 25 Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Aug 25 Henry Paul, American southern rock and county guitarist and singer (Outlaws - "Green Grass And High Tides"; Blackhawk), born in Kingston, New York
  • Aug 26 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 26 Robert (Bob) Cowsill, (The Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Aug 26 Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (Seduced, Theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • Aug 27 Andrew McKay, conservative MP
  • Aug 27 Doug Tewell, American golfer (PGA Senior C'ship 2000, The Tradition 2001), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Aug 27 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist and educator, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Aug 27 Edmund Weiner, English lexicographer (Oxford English Dictionary), born in Oxford, England
  • Aug 27 Jeff Cook, American country guitarist, singer and fiddler (Alabama - Mountain Music), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • Aug 28 Hugh Cornwell, English rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • Aug 28 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 2005)
  • Aug 28 Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Aug 28 Imogen Cooper, British concert pianist, born in North London, England
  • Aug 29 Peter Wiegold, British composer (Earth & Stars; Kafka's Wound), born in Ilford, Essex, England
  • Aug 30 Peter Maffay, Romanian-German musician, born in Brașov, Romania
  • Aug 30 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Aug 30 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Aug 30 Don Boudria, Canadian politician (MP for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell), born in Hull, Quebec, Canada

Person of interestRichard Gere

Aug 31 Richard Gere, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Aug 31 Rick Roberts, American singer-songwriter (Flying Burrito brothers; Firefall - "You Are The Woman"), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Aug 31 Jim Fassel, American football coach (University of Utah 1985–89; New York Giants 1997-2003), born in Anaheim, California (d. 2021)
  • Sep 1 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • Sep 2 Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)
  • Sep 3 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria, Greek Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, born in Sichari, Kyrenia District, Cyprus (d. 2004)
  • Sep 3 José Pékerman, Argentine football manager (Columbia 2012-18), born in Villa Domínguez, Argentina

Person of interestTom Watson

Sep 4 Tom Watson, American golfer (8-time major winner; British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Sep 4 Dean Pees, American football coach, born in Dunkirk, Ohio
  • Sep 4 Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time; Dragonfly), born in Nova Gradiška, Croatia