On This Day

Famous People Born in 1949 (Part 5)

Birthdays 801 - 898 of 898

  • Nov 25 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • Nov 25 Rita Jenrette, wife of Rep John Jenrette (D-SC), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 25 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • Nov 26 Maggie Donnelly, London bag lady
  • Nov 26 Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer and songwriter, born in Alonei Abba, Israel
  • Nov 26 Juanin Clay, American actress (The Legend of the Lone Ranger), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Ivan Patzaichin, Romanian canoeist (Olympic gold C-2 1000m 1968, 80, 84; C-1 1000m 1972; World C'ship gold x 8), born in Crișan, Tulcea County, Romania (d. 2021)
  • Nov 27 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver, born in Ikawa, Japan
  • Nov 28 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • Nov 28 Hugh McKenna, British rock keyboardist (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band), born in Coatsbridge, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist and orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Nov 28 Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian/Israel, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception)
  • Nov 29 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Kenneth D Cameron, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (STS 37, 56, 74), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • Nov 29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • Nov 29 Jerry Lawler, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 30 Arthur Lee Washington Jr, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • Nov 30 Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good & Evil; Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • Nov 30 Billy Drago, American character actor, specializing in roles as a villain (Pale Rider; The Untouchables), born in Hugoton, Kansas (d. 2019)
  • Nov 30 Bill Reichenbach Jr., American jazz and session trombonist, and euphonium player born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Nov 30 Ruby Starr [Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak], American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1995)

Person of interestPablo Escobar

Dec 1 Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, born in Rionegro, Colombia (d. 1993)

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Dec 1 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
  • Dec 2 Ron Raines, American actor (Alan Spaulding-Guiding Light), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Dec 3 Christopher John Seward, aid worker
  • Dec 3 Mickey Thomas, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Starship - "Jane"; Starship -"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • Dec 3 John Akii-bua, Ugandan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1972), born in Abako, Uganda (d. 1997)
  • Dec 3 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music; Piranha), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)

Person of interestJeff Bridges

Dec 4 Jeff Bridges, American actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Dec 4 Pamela Stephenson, New Zealand-born Australian actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live), born in Takapuna, Auckland
  • Dec 5 Bruce E Melnick, American Cmdr USCG/astronaut (STS 41, STS 49), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 Lanny Wadkins, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1977), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 5 Lewis Arlt, American actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World), born in Kingston, New York
  • Dec 5 Ray Comfort, New Zealand evangelist, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dec 5 Enrico Pieranunzi, Italian classically trained jazz pianist, and composer, born in Rome, Italy
  • Dec 6 Peter Willey, English cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's), born in Sedgefield, County Durham, England
  • Dec 6 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Dec 6 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Dec 7 Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter and piano player (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law) born in Pomona, California
  • Dec 8 Mary Gordon, American author
  • Dec 8 Ray Shulman, British musician, born in Portsmouth
  • Dec 8 Robert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence

Person of interestTom Kite

Dec 9 Tom Kite, American golfer (US Open 1992; 19 PGA Tour titles, The Tradition 2000), born in McKinney, Texas

Golfer Tom Kite
Golfer
Tom Kite
  • Dec 9 Nando Parrado, Uruguayan survivor of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 (crashed in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dec 10 Ismail "Pops" Mohamed, South African jazz multi-instrumentalist and producer, born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Dec 12 Ricardo Luis Carreras, American bantamweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Bill Nighy, English actor (The Men's Room, Gideon's Daughter), born in Caterham, Surrey, England
  • Dec 13 Nana Alexandria, Georgian International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976), born in Poti, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
  • Dec 13 R. A. MacAvoy, American sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 13 Randy Owen, American country music star (Alabama-Mt Music), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Tom Verlaine, American rock vocalist (Television), born in Denville, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Paula Wilcox, English actress (Man About the House), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 13 Robert Lindsey, English actor (My Family, Citizen Smith), born in Ilkeston, England
  • Dec 13 Mark Elf, American Jazz guitarist (Trickynometry), and educator, born in Queens, New York City
  • Dec 14 Bill Buckner, American MLB 1st baseman (1986 World Series infamous fielding error; NL batting champ 1980), born in Vallejo, California (d. 2019)
  • Dec 14 Cliff Williams, English rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Romford, Essex, England
  • Dec 15 Don Johnson, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges), born in Flatt Creek, Missouri
  • Dec 15 Ton Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion, born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 16 Billy Gibbons, American blues-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks; ZZ Top - "Cheap Sunglasses"; "Legs"), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 16 Sugar Blue [Jimmie Whiting], American touring and session blues harmonica player (Louisiana Red; Rolling Stones), born in Harlem, New York City
  • Dec 17 Paul Rodgers, English-Canadian rock singer and musician (Bad Company - "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Rock and Roll Fantasy"; The Firm; + Queen), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Dec 17 Sotiris Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer
  • Dec 18 Joni Flynn, Indian actress (Octopussy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), born in Assam, India
  • Dec 19 Claudia A Kolb, American 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic silver 1964)
  • Dec 19 Lenny White, American jazz-fusion drummer (Return to Forever), born in Queens, New York City
  • Dec 19 Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • Dec 19 Sebastian [Knud Torben Christensen], Danish musician and composer, born in Sønderborg, Denmark
  • Dec 20 Claudia Jennings [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1969, Playmate of the year 1970), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • Dec 20 Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician, born in Timbuktu, Mali
  • Dec 20 Cecil Cooper, American baseball player, born in Brenham, Texas
  • Dec 21 Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek politician, born in Rethymno, Greece
  • Dec 21 Thomas Sankara, Burkinabé revolutionary and politician, President of Burkina Faso (1983-87), born in Yako, Upper Volta (d. 1987)

Person of interestMaurice Gibb

Dec 22 Maurice Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and bassist (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2003)

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb
  • Dec 22 Michael Osborne, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Axe), born in Florida (d. 1984)

Person of interestRobin Gibb

Dec 22 Robin Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and producer (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2012)

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • Dec 23 Luther Grosvenor, English rock musician (Spooky Tooth), born in Evesham, United Kingdom
  • Dec 23 Wally Edwards, Australian cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • Dec 23 [Steven] Adrian Belew, American new wave and progressive rock singer and guitarist (Frank Zappa; David Bowie; King Crimson, 1981-2009; The Bears), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • Dec 24 Randy Neugebauer, American politician, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 24 Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 24 Ray Colcord III, American film & television composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Raiders) [or May 26]

Person of interestSissy Spacek

Dec 25 Sissy Spacek, American Actress (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Quitman, Texas

Actress Sissy Spacek
Actress
Sissy Spacek
  • Dec 25 Simone [Bittencourt de Oliveira], Brazilian pop-samba singer born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Dec 25 Joe Louis Walker, American as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestNawaz Sharif

Dec 25 Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister (1990-93, 1997-99, 2013-17), born in Lahore, Pakistan

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif
  • Dec 25 Serhiy Novikov, Russian judoka (Olympic gold heavyweight 1976), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Dec 26 Ira Newborn, American orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 26 José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 26 George Winston, American pop-instrumental pianist and composer (Autumn; December; Winter Into Spring), born in Hart, Michigan
  • Dec 29 Syed Kirmani, Indian cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer), born in Chennai, India
  • Dec 30 Bruce Davidson, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Dec 30 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • Dec 30 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian musician and record producer (Loverboy; Bon Jovi; Aerosmith), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1999)
  • Dec 31 Ellen Datlow, American editor, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 31 Susan Shwartz, American author, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Dec 31 Sara K. [Sara Katherine Wooldridge], American musician (Gypsy Alley), born in Dallas, Texas