On This Day

Famous People Born in 1950 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 796

  • 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, British progressive rock keyboardist (Genesis - "Supper's Ready"), and film score and classical composer, born in East Hoathly, Sussex, England
  • Mar 27 Petros Efthymiou, Greek politician (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), born in Larissa, Thessaly
  • Mar 28 John Whittaker, New Zealand rugby league utility back (26 Tests; Wellington; Warrington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Mar 29 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, French Guinea (d. 2020)
  • Mar 30 Dave Ball, British guitarist (Procul Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
  • Mar 30 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
  • Mar 30 Rupert Greenall, British rock keyboardist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero")

Person of interestRobbie Coltrane

Mar 30 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Harry Potter films) and comedian, born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • Mar 31 Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner
  • Mar 31 Richard Hughes, American drummer (Johnny Winter Band, 1973-76), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1983)
  • Mar 31 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 1 Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
  • Apr 1 Leonard van Spirit, Dutch-British food magnate
  • Apr 1 Billy Currie, British rock keyboardist and violinist (Ultravox), born in Huddersfield, England
  • Apr 1 Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (2006-), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 3 Curtis Stone, American country music bassist and mandolin player (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 3 Sally Thomsett, English actress (Straw Dogs, Man About the House), born in Sussex
  • Apr 4 Christine Lahti, American actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestAgnetha Fältskog

Apr 5 Agnetha Fältskog [Anna Ulvaeus], Swedish singer (ABBA - "Dancing Queen"), born in Jönköping, Sweden

  • Apr 5 Franklin Chang-Diaz, Costa Rican-Chinese American NASA astronaut (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91), born in San José, Costa Rica
  • Apr 5 Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • Apr 5 Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor (The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 5 Paul Oscher, American blues musician (Muddy Waters Blues Band), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 6 Dennis E Eckart, (Rep-D-OH, 1981- )
  • Apr 8 Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer and manager, born in Malbork, Poland
  • Apr 8 Carmen Twillie, American session singer (The Lion King - "Circle of Life"; Celene Dion; Pink Floyd), born in Playa del Rey, California
  • Apr 9 Kenneth Cockrell, American astronaut (STS 56, 69, 80), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 9 Nathan Cook, American actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • Apr 9 Pierre Gagnaire, French chef, born in Apinac, France
  • Apr 9 Peter John Wood, British session and touring rock keyboardist, born in Middlesex, England (d. 1993)
  • Apr 10 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "Uncle Jam Wants You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Apr 10 Ken Griffey Sr., American baseball outfielder and 3-time MLB All Star (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 10 Barry M. Riemer, American author (The Great American Con Machine)
  • Apr 11 Bill Irwin, American actor (My Blue Heaven, Scenes From a Mall), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 12 David Cassidy, American singer ("I Think I Love You"), and actor (Partridge Family - "Keith"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 12 Tom Werner, American producer (Roseanne, Cosby Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Kari Palaste, Finnish architect, born in Kajaani, Finland
  • Apr 12 Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1), born in Verzuolo, Italy
  • Apr 12 Joyce Banda, President of Malawi (2012-2014), born in Malemia, Nyasaland
  • Apr 13 Riff West, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2014)
  • Apr 13 Ron Perlman, American actor (Quest for Fire, Beauty & the Beast), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 13 Terry Lester, American actor (Young & Restless, As World Turns), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 13 Tommy Raudonikis, Australian rugby league halfback (20 Tests; Rothmans Medal 1972; Wests, Newtown) and coach (Wests, NSW), born in Bathurst, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Apr 14 Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes, actress (Blindgangers)
  • Apr 14 Randolph Powell, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Apr 14 Francis Collins, American scientist who led the Human Genome Project, born in Staunton, Virgibia
  • Apr 15 Amy Wright, American actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 16 David Graf, American actor (Police Academy- Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Apr 17 L. Scott Caldwell, American actress (Rose-Lost), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 17 Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner, born in Arcadia, California
  • Apr 17 Kevin Porter, American basketball point guard (NBA assists leader 1975, 78-79, 81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 18 Bill Sudderth III, American trumpeteer (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Apr 18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer (High School Musical trilogy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Apr 19 Jeff Hammond, Australian cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour), born in North Adelaide, South Australia
  • Apr 19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussel 1974), born in Avelgem, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • Apr 19 Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 20 Itumeleng J. Mosala, South African president (Azanian People's Org)
  • Apr 20 Steve Erickson, American novelist (American Nomad), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 20 Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician, born in Naravaripalli, India
  • Apr 22 Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster
  • Apr 22 Lewis Biggs, curator (Tate Gallery-North Liverpool)
  • Apr 22 Peter Frampton, British rock guitarist and vocalist (humble Pie; Frampton Comes Alive), born in Kent, England
  • Apr 22 (Jesse) "Pete" Carr, American guitarist and session musician (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section; LeBlanc and Carr), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 2020)
  • Apr 24 Rob Hyman, American rock singer-songwriter, keyboardist, melodica and accordion player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Meriden, Connecticut
  • Apr 25 Steve Ferrone, English rock drummer (Average White Band), born in Brighton, England
  • Apr 26 Peter Schaufuss, Danish dancer and director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Apr 26 (Lakshminarayana) "L." Shankar, Indian rock, jazz and Indian classical violinist, singer and composer (Shakti; Frank Zappa; Peter Gabriel), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu

Person of interestJay Leno

Apr 28 Jay Leno, American comedian and TV talk show host (Tonight Show), born in New Rochelle, New York

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
  • Apr 28 Willie Colon, actor (Last Flight), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 28 Robert Greenidge, Trinidadian steelpan drum player (Jimmy Buffet; John Lennon; Grover Washington, Jr.), born in Success Village, Trinidad
  • Apr 29 Phillip Noyce, Australian film director (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Bone Collector), born in Griffith, Australia
  • Apr 29 Debbie Stabenow, American politician (Senator-D-Michigan 2001-), born in Gladwin, Michigan
  • May 1 Marina Stepanova, Russian athlete (3-time 400m hurdles WR; first woman to run sub 53s; 52.94s 1986), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • May 1 Dann Florek, American actor (Law & Order), born in Flat Rock, Michigan
  • May 1 Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (62 caps; Celtic), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 2 Lou Gramm [Grammatico], American rock singer-songwriter (Foreigner - "Hot Blooded"; "Cold As Ice"), born in Rochester, New York
  • May 2 Duncan Gay, Australian politician, Vice-President of the Executive Council (2014-17), born in Crookwell, New South Wales
  • May 2 Randy Colley (Moondog Rex), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), born in Alexander City, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • May 3 Mary Hopkin, Welsh folk singer ("Those Were the Days"), born in Pontardawe, Wales
  • May 4 Darryl Hunt, British celtic-rock bassist (Pogues - "Fairytale of New York",), born in orn in Christchurch, Hampshire, England
  • May 4 Hilly Hicks, American actor (Roll Out, Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 4 René van Asten, Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10), born in Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • May 5 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal - "I See A Star"), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • May 5 Googoosh [Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین)], Persian singer and actress, born in Sarcheshmeh Street, Tehran
  • May 5 Galen Fous, American acoustic jazz-fusion guitarist (Sacred Ground), born in Portland, Oregon
  • May 6 Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band - "Pick Up The Pieces"), born in Dundee (d. 1974)
  • May 7 (Charles) "Prairie" Prince, American rocker (The Tubes; Chris Isaak; Jefferson Starship, 1992-2008), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • May 7 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas

Person of interestTim Russert

May 7 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • May 9 James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 9 Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
  • May 9 Tom Petersson, American rock bassist (Cheap Trick - "I Want You to Want Me"), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • May 10 Sally James [Cann], British children's TV-show presenter (Tiswas), born in Chiswick, London
  • May 11 Dane Iorg, American MLB baseball player, 1977-86 (Philadelphia Philles, St. Louis Cardinals, and 2 other teams), born in Eureka, California
  • May 11 Jeremy Paxman, English broadcaster (University Challenge, Newsnight), born in Leeds, England
  • May 11 John Kelly, American General, President Trump's Chief of Staff (2017-), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 12 Billy Squier, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("The Stroke"; "My Kind Of Lover"), born in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • May 12 Bruce Boxleitner, American actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King; Babylon 5), born in Elgin, Illinois
  • May 12 Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor (Hello Again; Cool World), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • May 12 Jocko Marcellino, American rocker (Sha Na Na), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • May 12 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Süptitz, Germany
  • May 12 Shōzō Fujii, Japanese judoka (4x World Champion 1971-79)
  • May 13 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), born in London, England (d. 2018)

Person of interestStevie Wonder

May 13 Stevie Wonder [Stevland Hardaway Morris], American singer-songwriter ("You Are The Sunshine Of My Life"; "Sir Duke"), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • May 14 Mark Blum, American actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • May 14 Jill Stein, American physician, activist and Green Party nominee for President (2016), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 15 Nicholas Hammond, American actor (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 16 Jock Bartley, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Firefall - "Just Remember I Love You"), born in Hutchinson, Kansas
  • May 16 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • May 16 Ray Condo [Tremblay], Canadian rockabilly guitarist and sax player, born in Hull, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • May 17 Alan Johnson, British politician (Home Secretary 2009-10), born in London
  • May 17 Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors: The Little Mermaid), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
  • May 17 Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian politician
  • May 18 Rodney Milburn Jr, American hurdler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • May 18 Thomas Gottschalk, German radio and TV host (Telespiele), born in Bamberg, Germany
  • May 18 Mark Mothersbaugh, American new wave rock singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (Devo - "Whip It"), born in Akron, Ohio
  • May 20 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • May 20 Andy Johns, British sound engineer and record producer (Humble Pie; Free; Joe Satriani), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 2013)
  • May 22 Bernie Taupin, British lyricist (Elton John), and singer, born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  • May 22 Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician (Member of the European Parliament for Greece), born in Athens, Greece
  • May 23 Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestMartin McGuinness

May 23 Martin McGuinness, Irish Sinn Féin politician and IRA member, born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 2017)

Sinn Féin Leader Martin McGuinness
Sinn Féin Leader
Martin McGuinness
  • May 23 Aleksandr Klepikov, Russian rower (Olympic gold Soviet Union coxed four 1976), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 2021)
  • May 23 William Barr, American lawyer (US Attorney General, 1992-93 and 2019-20), born in New York City
  • May 24 Jo Ann Washam, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Auburn, Washington
  • May 24 Larry Seidlin, American judge (judge during the infamous Anna Nicole Smith body custody hearing after her death), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 25 Robby Steinhardt, American rock violinist and singer (Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"), born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • May 27 Dee Dee Bridgewater (née Garrett), American Grammy Award-winning jazz singer-songwriter, Tony Award-winning stage actress (The Wiz), and radio host (NPR's "JazzSet"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 28 Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
  • May 28 Jim Harris, American professional wrestler
  • May 29 Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, American singer (R U Tuff Enuff), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 29 Talat Ali, Pakistani cricket batsman (Pakistan 10 Tests), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • May 30 Bertrand Delanoë, French politician
  • May 30 Paresh Rawal, Indian Bollywood actor (Woh Chokri, Woh Chokri), born in Bombay, India
  • May 31 Edward Barker, cartoonist
  • May 31 Gregory Harrison, Catalina California, actor (Trapper John, Logan's Run)
  • Jun 1 Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink, Dutch minister of Traffic (VVD)
  • Jun 1 Charlene [D'Angelo], singer (I've Never Been To Me)
  • Jun 1 Gemma Craven, actress (Wagner, Story of Slipper & Rose), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 1 Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-10, TM-16)
  • Jun 2 Joanna Gleason, actress (Morgan-Hello Larry), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 2 Toni Alessandrini, actress (Vice Academy Part 2), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 3 Marlene Elejarde, 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jun 3 Suzi Quatro, American pop singer (Stumblin'), and actress (Happy Days - "Leather Tuscadero"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 3 Deniece Williams [Chandler], American pop singer ("Love Won't Let Me Wait"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jun 3 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 3 Christos Verelis, Greek politician
  • Jun 4 Brian Rose, English cricketer (England batsman in 9 Tests 1977-81), born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • Jun 4 Dagmar Krause, German singer (Slapp Happy; Henry Cow; Art Bears), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jun 4 Wayne Powers, American actor (Laverne & Shirley, 13 East), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Jun 5 Adrian Cosma, Romanian handballer (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Jun 5 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), born in Washington, DC (d. 1990)
  • Jun 5 J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • Jun 5 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist, born in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines
  • Jun 6 Chantal Akerman, Belgian feminist filmmaker (Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, Je Tu II Elle), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 7 Howard Finkel, American pro wrestling ring announcer (WWE Hall of Fame), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jun 8 Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg competition, 1976; Tchaikovsky Competition, 1978; Avery Fisher Prize, 1983), born in Naugatuck, Connecticut
  • Jun 8 Kathy Whitton Baker, American actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles), born in Midland, Texas
  • Jun 9 Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep, 1976-2013), and record producer, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 11 Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 11 Pokey Watson, American 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mineola, New York
  • Jun 11 Michael Swan, American actor (Duncan-As The World Turns), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jun 13 Michael Stark, Australian actor
  • Jun 13 Gerd Zewe, German football player and manager, born in Stennweiler, West Germany
  • Jun 14 Jeremy Sinden, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jun 14 Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Jun 14 Bart van Lier, Dutch trombonist, born in Haarlem
  • Jun 15 Mark Arnott, actor (Return of the Secaucus 7), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 15 Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist (ArcelorMittal), born in Sudulpur, India
  • Jun 16 James Smith, American singer (Stylistics), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Jesse Dizon, Oceanside California, actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat)
  • Jun 17 Cathy Sherk, Canadian golfer (Canadian Women's PGA C'ship 1988, 90-91), born in Bancroft, Ontario
  • Jun 17 Susan Damante, American actress (The Adventure of Wilderness Family), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jun 17 Nicky Marrero, American percussionist and timbalero (Eddie Palmieri; Fania All Stars; Típica 73!), born in South Bronx, New York City
  • Jun 18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Hötensleben, East Germany
  • Jun 19 Constance Forslund, actress (Shining Season), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 19 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart-What About Love), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 21 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"), born in The Bronx, NYC, New York
  • Jun 21 Anne Carson, Canadian poet (Autobiography of Red), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 21 Gérard Lanvin, French actor (Une étrange affaire), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • Jun 22 Murphy Cross, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • Jun 23 Sally Geeson, actress (Bless This House), born in Sussex, England
  • Jun 23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • Jun 24 Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jun 24 Léon Frissen, Dutch Queen's Commissioner of the province of Limburg (CDA)
  • Jun 24 Mercedes R Lackey, American sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • Jun 24 Nancy Allen, American actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), born in Safonovo, Russia (d. 1980)
  • Jun 25 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 2001)
  • Jun 25 Nitza Saul, Israeli actress, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Barron County, Wisconsin
  • Jun 28 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jun 28 Mauricio Rojas, Chilean-Swedish politician and political economist, born in Santiago, Chile