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Famous People Born in 1950

Famous Birthdays

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  • Jan 1 Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • Jan 1 Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
  • Jan 2 David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
  • Jan 3 Victoria Principal, American actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Jan 3 Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jan 5 Chris Stein, American rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 5 Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian historian, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 John Manley, Canadian politician, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Jan 5 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur, born in Pomona, California
  • Jan 6 Louis Freeh, American attorney & FBI director, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jan 7 Erin Gray, American actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 7 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player, born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Jan 7 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala], Indian Bollywood actor & comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Jan 7 Juan Gabriel [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, born in Michoacan state (d. 2016)
  • Jan 9 David Johansen [Buster Poindexter], American singer-songwriter & actor (Hot! Hot! Hot!), born in Staten Island, New York

  • Jan 9 Rio Reiser, German rock musician & singer (Ton Steine Scherben), born Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist (developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting), born in Oxford, England
  • Jan 12 Bob McEwen, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-93), born in Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Marilyn Smith, American microbiologist, born in Americus, Georgia
  • Jan 12 Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 12 Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jan 12 Dorrit Moussaieff, Israeli jewellery designer & businesswoman, born in Jerusalem, Israel
  • Jan 12 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
  • Jan 13 Bob Forsch, American baseball player
  • Jan 13 John McNaughton, American film director
  • Jan 15 David Lynn Jones, American country singer (Bonnie Jean), born in Bexar, Arkansas
  • Jan 15 Marius Trésor, French footballer, born in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
  • Jan 16 Debbie Allen, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 16 Jesse Dizon, American actor, born in Oceanside, California
  • Jan 16 Brian Castro, Australian author, born in Hong Kong
  • Jan 16 Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
  • Jan 17 Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
  • Jan 18 Claudia de Colombia, Colombian singer (Yo Creo En Ti), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jan 18 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1979; Ferrari), born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • Jan 19 Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor, born in Montreal, Quebec

  • Jan 19 Grant Nordman, Canadian politician, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 20 Liza Goddard, British actress, born in Smethwick, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Edward Hirsch, American poet, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 20 Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Jan 20 Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger, born in Zinder, Niger
  • Jan 21 Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
  • Jan 21 Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
  • Jan 21 Richie Ranno, American rocker (Starz), born in The Bronz, New York
  • Jan 23 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 23 Daniel "Danny" Federici, American rocker and musician (E Street Band), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • Jan 23 Richard Dean Anderson, American actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 23 Richard Gilliland, American actor (Jonesy in The Waltons, Tom in Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 23 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health), born in Prestatyn, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
  • Jan 24 Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
  • Jan 25 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 25 Michael Cotten, American rock synthesizer (Tubes) and art designer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 25 Christopher Ryan [Papazoglou], English actor and comedy (The Young Ones, Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England
  • Jan 26 Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
  • Jan 26 Janet Lupo, American model
  • Jan 27 Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
  • Jan 27 Derek Acorah, English spirit medium and TV personality (Most Haunted), born in Bootle, England
  • Jan 28 Barbi Benton [Klein], American Playboy model and actress (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!) born in New York City
  • Jan 28 David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
  • Jan 28 Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain (1999 - present), born in Riffa, Bahrain
  • Jan 28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
  • Jan 29 Ann Jillian, American actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 29 Jody Scheckter, South African auto racer (World F1 Champion 1979), born in East London, South Africa
  • Jan 30 Bruce Howard Lidington, English actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), born in Harrow, London
  • Jan 30 Silvia Bertolaccini, Argentine golfer (4-time LPGA Tour titles), born in Rafaela, Argentina
  • Jan 30 Trinidad Silva, American actor, born in Mission, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Feb 1 Mike Campbell, American guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Breakdown), born in Panama City, Florida
  • Feb 1 Rich Williams, American guitarist (Kansas), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Feb 2 Barbara Sukowa, German actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • Feb 2 Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
  • Feb 3 Michael Dickinson, British(?) reorganizer
  • Feb 3 Morgan Fairchild, [Patsy McClenny], actress (Falcon Crest), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 4 James Dunn, American vocalist (Stylistics), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Pamela Franklin, actress (Satan's School for Girls), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 4 Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
  • Feb 4 Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
  • Feb 5 Ann Sexton, American vocalist (You're Gone too Long), born in Greenville, South Carolina

Person of interestNatalie Cole

Feb 6 Natalie Cole, American vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Feb 6 Punky Meadows, American rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 6 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Feb 7 Burt Hooton, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics 1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Feb 8 Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon, Cuba, cosmonaut
  • Feb 8 Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Feb 8 Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
  • Feb 9 Andrew N Meltzoff, developmental psychologist
  • Feb 9 Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Feb 9 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator
  • Feb 9 Richard F. Colburn, American politician, Senator (R) Maryland (1995-2015), born in Easton, Maryland

  • Feb 10 Gail Rebuck, CEO (Random House)
  • Feb 10 Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Olympic 9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
  • Feb 11 Clarence Ellis, NFLer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 11 Earnest Jim Istook, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
  • Feb 11 Johanna E "Joke" Beerens, actress (Schipper Next to God)
  • Feb 11 Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
  • Feb 12 Michael Ironside, Canadian actor (Starship Troopers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 12 Steve Hackett, English rock guitarist (Genesis-GTR), born in Pimilco, London
  • Feb 13 Leonard Pascoe, Australian cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82), born in Bridgetown, Australia
  • Feb 13 Peter Gabriel, English rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes), born in Surrey, England
  • Feb 13 Ewa Aulin, Swedish actress (Candy, Fiorina La Vacca), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Feb 14 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
  • Feb 14 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • Feb 15 Donna Hanover Giuliani, TV news anchor (WPIX)/wife of Mayor Giuliani
  • Feb 15 Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 16 Peter Hain, British MP
  • Feb 16 Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
  • Feb 16 Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)
  • Feb 18 Cybill Shepherd, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 18 John Hughes, American film director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Feb 18 Michel Gauthier, Quebec politician
  • Feb 18 Bruce Kison, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1971, 79), born in Bradenton, Florida (d. 2018)
  • Feb 19 Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
  • Feb 20 John Voldstad, actor (Darryl-Newhart), born in Oslo, Norway

Person of interestWalter Becker

Feb 20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • Feb 20 Ken Shimura, Japanese performer and actor
  • Feb 21 Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopian diplomat, President of Ethiopia (2018-), born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Feb 22 Ellen Greene, American vocalist & actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 22 Julie Walters, English actress (Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears), born in Birmingham, England

Person of interestJulius Erving

Feb 22 Julius Erving "Dr. J," American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (11-time NBA All Star), born in East Meadow, New York

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • Feb 22 Miou-Miou [Sylvette Herry], French actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 22 Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Feb 23 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England
  • Feb 24 G J M Gazdar, computational linguist

Person of interestGeorge Thorogood

Feb 24 George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone), born in Wilmington, Delaware

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
Singer and Guitarist
George Thorogood
  • Feb 25 Anthony Lloyd, British MP
  • Feb 25 Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
  • Feb 25 Neil Jordan, Irish director (Crying Game) and novelist, born in Sligo
  • Feb 25 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina 2003-2007), born in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz (d. 2010)
  • Feb 25 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
  • Feb 26 Jonathan Cain, American rock guitarist & keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestHelen Clark

Feb 26 Helen Clark, New Zealand Prime Minister (Labour: 1999-2008) and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-17), born in Hamilton, New Zealand

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark
Former New Zealand Prime Minister
Helen Clark
  • Feb 27 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, born in Abbiategrasso, Italy
  • Feb 27 Julia Neuberger, British rabbi, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom
  • Feb 28 Ilene Graff, American actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 28 Stephen Chatman, composer
  • Mar 1 Shahid Israr, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (in one Test v NZ 1976)
  • Mar 2 Karen Carpenter, American vocalist and drummer (We Only Just Begun), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • Mar 2 Matthew Laurance, actor (Duet)
  • Mar 2 Mitchel Laurance, actor (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)
  • Mar 2 Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
  • Mar 3 Re Styles, rock vocalist (Tubes)
  • Mar 3 Tim Kazurinsky, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 4 Emilio Estefan, Cuban-American musician and producer (Miami Sound Machine), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Mar 4 Judy Dickinson, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1985), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Mar 4 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Mar 4 Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter
  • Mar 4 Rick Perry, American politician, Governor of Texas (R) (2000-2015), born in Paint Creek, Texas
  • Mar 5 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)

  • Mar 5 Harvey Jacob Alperin, actor (Cocktail), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 7 Franco Harris, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 7 Mark Pinter, Decorah Iowa, actor (Behind the Screen, Another World)
  • Mar 7 Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • Mar 9 Danny Sullivan, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1985, CART C'ship 1988), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mar 9 Andy North, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1978, 85; ESPN), born in Thorp, Wisconsin
  • Mar 10 Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • Mar 11 Bobby McFerrin, American vocalist and conductor (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989), born in New York, New York
  • Mar 11 Jerry Zucker, American director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 12 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)
  • Mar 12 Willie Duggan, rugby football player
  • Mar 12 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • Mar 12 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • Mar 13 Bernard Julien, West Indies cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's), born in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Mar 13 Joe Bugner, Hungarian-British-Australian boxer (European Champ 1971), born in Szőreg, Hungary
  • Mar 13 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • Mar 13 William H. Macy, American actor (Homicide, Water Engine), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 13 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Mar 14 Michael Ford, son of US President Gerald & Betty Ford
  • Mar 15 Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
  • Mar 17 Betty Dukes, American Walmart employee who fought against gender discrimination (2001 Betty Dukes v. Walmart lawsuit), born in Tallulah, Louisiana
  • Mar 18 Brad Dourif, WV, actor (Ragtime, Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty)
  • Mar 18 James Conlon, American conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • Mar 18 Richard Kretchmer, English artist and historian
  • Mar 18 Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver

Person of interestWilliam Hurt

Mar 20 William Hurt, actor (Big Chill, Children of a Lesser God), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Mar 20 Tom Towles, American actor (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Roger Hodgson, rock vocalist (Supertramp-It's Raining Again)
  • Mar 22 Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (world champion 1982, 1989), (d. 2012)

  • Mar 23 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 23 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • Mar 25 Ronald "Ronnie" McDowell, American country singer (The King is Gone), born in Portland, Tennessee
  • Mar 25 Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Ernest Thomas, American actor (What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 26 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)

Person of interestMartin Short

Mar 26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • Mar 26 Theodore "Teddy" Pendergrass, American singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Mar 26 Tony Papenfuss, American actor (Daryl-Newhart), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 26 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 27 Maria Ewing, American opera singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 27 Tony Banks, English musician and rock keyboardist (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • Mar 27 Petros Efthymiou, Greek politician (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), born in Larissa, Thessaly
  • Mar 29 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, Guinea
  • Mar 30 Dave Ball, English guitarist (Procul Harum), born in Birmingham (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
  • Mar 30 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
  • Mar 30 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)

About 1950

How Old? 68 or 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Feb 16), Tiger (Feb 17 - Dec 31)