Famous People Born in 1950 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 841

  • Jun 16 James Smith, American singer (Stylistics), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Jesse Dizon, American actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat), born in Oceanside, California
  • Jun 17 Cathy Sherk, Canadian golfer (Canadian Women's PGA C'ship 1988, 90-91), born in Bancroft, Ontario
  • Jun 17 Nicky Marrero, American percussionist and timbalero (Eddie Palmieri; Fania All Stars; Típica 73!), born in South Bronx, New York City
  • Jun 17 Susan Damante, American actress (The Adventure of Wilderness Family), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jun 18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Hötensleben, East Germany
  • Jun 19 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart - "Barracuda"; "What About Love"), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 19 Constance Forslund, actress (Shining Season), born in San Diego, California
  • 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 21 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"), born in The Bronx, NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Murphy Cross, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • Jun 23 Dave Butz, American College Football HOF defensive tackle (Purdue Uni; Super Bowl 1982, 87; First-team All-Pro & Pro Bowl 1983; St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Redskins), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 2022)
  • Jun 23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • Jun 23 Sally Geeson, actress (Bless This House), born in Sussex, England
  • Jun 24 Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Jamaican rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jun 24 Léon Frissen, Dutch Queen's Commissioner of the province of Limburg (CDA)
  • Jun 24 Mercedes Lackey, American sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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 Nitza Saul, Israeli actress, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jun 25 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 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
  • Jun 30 Donna Jean Willmott, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 30 Leonard Whiting, English actor and singer (Romeo and Juliet), born in London, England
  • Jun 30 Omprakash Valmiki, Indian Dalit writer and poet (Joothan), born in Muzaffarnagar, India (d. 2013)
  • Jul 1 David Duke, American white nationalist politician and K.K.K. member, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jul 3 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • Jul 3 Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (43 Tests, 123 wickets; 114 ODIs, 140 wickets; Wellington), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • Jul 3 James Hahn, American politician and incumbent judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 4 David Jensen, Canadian-British radio DJ, born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Jul 5 Gary Matthews, American baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year), born in San Fernando, California
  • Jul 5 Huey Lewis [Hugh Anthony Cregg III], American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 5 Michael Monarch, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 6 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician (MP of Louis-Hébert, Quebec, 2000-04), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Jul 6 John Byrne, American author and artist of superhero comics (X-Men), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England
  • Jul 6 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jul 6 Sultan Rakhmanov, Russian super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980), born in Turtkul, Karakalpak ASSR
  • Jul 8 Sarah Kennedy, British TV and radio broadcaster (The Dawn Patrol, 1993-2010), born in Sussex, England
  • Jul 9 Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis player (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jul 9 Gwen Guthrie, American R&B, soul, and dance singer-songwriter ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1999)

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych (72 years old)

Jul 9 Ukrainian politician (President of Ukraine from 2010 until overthrow in 2014 revolution), born in Yenakiyevo, Ukraine

  • Jul 10 Nick Jameson, American actor (24), pop-rock songwriter, and record producer (Foghat), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • Jul 10 Prokopis Pavlopoulos, 7th President of Greece, born in Kalamata, Greece
  • Jul 10 Willie Ford, American R&B singer (Dramatics - "Me & Mrs. Jones"), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Jul 11 Bonnie Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (The Pointer Sisters - "Jump"; "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • Jul 11 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • Jul 11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • Jul 11 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • Jul 12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American rock drummer (Kiss,1980-91), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 13 George D "Pinky" Nelson, Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
  • Jul 13 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • Jul 14 Andy Newmark, American session and touring drummer (Carly Simon, Sly and the Family Stone; George Harrison; Rod Stewart; John Lennon; Roxy Music; Bryan Ferry; David Gilmour), born in Port Chester, New York
  • Jul 14 Bruce Oldfield, British fashion designer
  • Jul 14 Mario Osbén, Chilean soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Unión Española, Colo Colo, Cobreloa), born in Chiguayante, Chile (d. 2021)
  • Jul 15 Alan Hurst, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 43 wickets; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington (72 years old)

Jul 15 Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

  • Jul 15 Colin Barnett, Australian politician, Premier of Western Australia (2008-17), born in Nedlands, Australia
  • Jul 16 Camille Saviola, American actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 16 Dennis Priestley, English darts player (PDC World Champion 1994), born in Mexborough, England
  • Jul 16 Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician (Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), born in Bedford, Quebec
  • Jul 16 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Jul 16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel and cosmonaut, born in Tyumen, Russia
  • Jul 17 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jul 17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jul 17 Phoebe Snow [Laub], American singer-songwriter ("Poetry Man"), born in New York City (d. 2011)
  • Jul 18 Glenn Hughes, American disco singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jul 18 Jack Dongarra, American computer programmer (2022 Turing award, Linpack), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • Jul 18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos), born in Greece

Richard BransonRichard Branson (72 years old)

Jul 18 British music entrepreneur (Virgin Group), born in London, England

  • Jul 19 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 19 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jul 19 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-De-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 20 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • Jul 20 William Schroeder, American student, killed by soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard at Kent State University while protesting against US military, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1970)
  • Jul 21 Larry Tolbert, American funk and R&B drummer (Raydio)
  • Jul 21 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 23 Alan Turner, Australian cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975), born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-American Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jul 23 Belinda Montgomery, Canadian actress (Man From Atlantis), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jul 23 Blair Thornton, Canadian rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1974-79), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 23 Egon Pajenk, Austrian soccer defender (3 caps; SK Rapid Wien 266 games), born in Fohnsdorf, Austria (d. 2022)
  • Jul 23 Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter (Painted Ladies), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jul 23 Kaity Tong, Chinese-American news anchor (WPIX), born in Qingdao, China
  • Jul 24 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • Jul 24 Johannes Jansson, Swedish composer (Nimbus; Peace Symphony), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 24 Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
  • Jul 25 Mark Clarke, English bassist (Colosseum; Tempest; Uriah Heep), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jul 26 Duncan Mackay, British composer and keyboard player, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • Jul 26 Nelinho, Brazilian soccer right back (21 caps; Cruzeiro EC 410 games; Atlético Mineiro), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jul 26 Paul McHale Jr., American politcian (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 26 Rich Vogler, American auto racer (most combined wins in USAC history [171]), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Jul 26 Susan George, English actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • Jul 27 Michael Vaughn, English rocker (Paper Lace - "The Night Chicago Died"), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Jul 27 Simon Jones, English actor and comedian (News is the News), born in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England
  • Jul 28 Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
  • Jul 29 Jenny Holzer, American neo-conceptual artist, born in Gallipolis, Ohio
  • Jul 29 Maricica Puica, Romanian 2K runner (world record)
  • Jul 29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • Jul 30 Frank Stallone, American Sylvestor's brother and actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 30 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • Jul 31 Lane Davies, American actor (Mason-Santa Barbara, Impure Thoughts), born in Dalton, Georgia
  • Aug 1 Doug Tracht, American radio DJ (Greaseman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 2 (DAvid) "Ted" Turner, British rock guitarist and vocalist (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 2 Kathryn Harrold, American actress (MacGruder & Loud), born in Tazewell, Virginia
  • Aug 2 Ken Kutaragi, Japanese engineering technologist and businessman known as "The Father of the PlayStation" for overseeing Sony's development of the console, born in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 2 Lance Ito, American judge (O.J. Simpson trial), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 2 Mathieu Carriere, German actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames), born in Hanover, Germany
  • Aug 2 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1994)
  • Aug 3 Jo Marie Payton, American actress (Harriette-Family Matters), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Aug 3 John Landis, American director (Animal House; The Blues Brothers; Michael Jackson's Thriller video), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 3 Waldemar Cierpinski, East German runner (Olympic marathon gold 1976, 80), born in Neugattersleben, Germany
  • Aug 5 Holly Palance, American actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 Rosi Mittermaier, German alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill/slalom 1976), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2023)
  • Aug 6 Dorian Harewood, American actor (Earl-Glitter, Trauma Center), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Nathan Purdee, actor (Nathan-Young & Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live)
  • Aug 6 Winston E Scott, USN Commander/astronaut (STS 72, 87), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 7 Dave Wottle, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1972), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 7 Rodney Crowell, American country singer-songwriter (Above and Beyond; She's Crazy for Leavin'), and record producer, born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 8 Liberatori "Liberty" DeVitto, American rock drummer (Billy Joel, 1976-2006), born in New York City
  • Aug 8 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Chris HaneyChris Haney (1950-2010)

Aug 9 Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario

  • Aug 9 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)
  • Aug 10 A L Harris, clinicaloncologist
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, American soul, pop, and jazz singer (with James Ingram - "Come To Me"), born in Harlem, New York City
  • Aug 10 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • Aug 11 Erik Brann [Braunn], American violin prodigy and rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"), born in Pekin, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Aug 11 Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak (72 years old)

Aug 11 American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and co-founder of Apple Computer, born in San Jose, California

  • Aug 12 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • Aug 12 Kid Creole [August Darnell], musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 12 Simon Groom, British television presenter (Blue Peter, 1978-86), and producer (Angels & Devils; The Flying Scotsman), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Gary LarsonGary Larson (72 years old)

Aug 14 American cartoonist (The Far Side), born in Tacoma, Washington

  • Aug 15 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, born in Clarence House, London
  • Aug 15 Billy Griffin, American singer (Miracles - "Love Machine"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 15 Steve Smoger, American boxing referee (200+ title bouts; International Boxing HOF), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2022)
  • Aug 15 Tess Harper, American actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies), born in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
  • Aug 15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
  • Aug 15 Tommy Aldridge, American heavy metal and hard rock drummer (Black Oak Arkansas; Ozzy Osbourne; Whitesnake), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • Aug 16 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 16 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
  • Aug 16 Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
  • Aug 16 Stockwell Day, Canadian politician
  • Aug 18 Candice Earley, American actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children), born in Fort Hood, Texas
  • Aug 18 Dennis Elliott, English rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • Aug 19 Dan Yochum, American football offensive lineman (CFL All-Star 1975, 76, 77, 78; Grey Cup 1974, 77; Montreal Alouettes; CFHOF), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Aug 19 Graeme Beard, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; 2 ODIs; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 19 Jennie Bond, British journalist (BBC Royal Correspondent), born in Hitchin, England
  • Aug 19 Margie Joseph, American soul and gospel singer of ("What's Come Over Me"), born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • Aug 21 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 21 Patrick Juvet, Swiss pop singer, born in Montreux, Switzerland
  • Aug 22 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney and convicted felon, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Aug 22 Ray Burris, American baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
  • Aug 24 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Aug 24 Tim White, American paleoanthropologist best known for leading the team which discovered Ardi, the type specimen of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4 million-year-old likely human ancestor, born in Los Angeles County, California
  • Aug 25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Aug 25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • Aug 26 Arnold McCuller, American session and touring vocalist (James Taylor; Lyle Lovett; Phil Collins; Ry Cooder; Bonnie Raitt), songwriter, and record producer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 26 Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • Aug 27 Charles Fleischer, comedian (Roger Rabbit), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 27 Cynthia Potter, American springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Aug 27 Edmund Weiner, British lexicographer (Oxford English Dictionary), philologist, and co-author (The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary), born in Oxford, England

Ron GuidryRon Guidry (72 years old)

Aug 28 American Baseball Pitcher (4 x MLB All Star; Cy Young 1978; World Series 1977, 78; NY Yankees), born in Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Aug 29 Dave Reichert, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington) and sheriff, born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
  • Aug 30 Antony Gormley, British sculptor (Angel of the North), born in London, England
  • Aug 30 Micky Moody, English guitarist (Whitesnake, Juicy Lucy), born in Middleborough, England

Phil McGrawPhil McGraw (72 years old)

Sep 1 American psychologist, author and TV personality (Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show), born in Vinita, Oklahoma

  • Sep 1 Phillip Fulmer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Tennessee 152-52) and broadcaster (CBS), born in Winchester, Tennessee
  • Sep 2 Michael Rother, German electronic musician (Neu!; Kraftwerk; Harmonia; Cluster), born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • Sep 2 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • Sep 2 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • Sep 3 Aaron "A-Train" Smith, American drummer (The Temptations; Romeo Void), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 3 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X), born in Braidwood, Illinois
  • Sep 3 Jóhannes Eðvaldsson, Icelandic soccer defender (34 caps; Celtic, Tulsa Roughnecks, Hannover 96, Motherwell), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2021)
  • Sep 4 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • Sep 5 Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist (Cathy), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Sep 5 Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 5 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales
  • Sep 6 Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Dutch politician (CDA), born in St. Joost, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 7 Mark "Moogy" Klingman, American rock musician and songwriter (Utopia), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 7 Peggy Noonan, American author (What I Saw at the Revolution), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 8 James Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense under the Trump administration (2017-2019), born in Pullman, Washington
  • Sep 8 Mike Simpson, American politician (Rep-(R)-Idaho 1999-), born in Burley, Idaho
  • Sep 8 Will Lee, American session bassist (Late Show with David Letterman; The Fab Faux), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 8 Zachary Richard, American Cajun and zydeco singer-songwriter, guitarist, and accordion player, born in Scott, Louisiana
  • Sep 9 John McFee, American rock and pedal steel guitarist (Van Morrison; Doobie Brothers), born in Santa Cruz California
  • Sep 10 Don Powell, English rock drummer (Slade), born in Bilston, England
  • Sep 10 Joe Perry, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Sep 11 Amy Madigan, American actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • Sep 12 Cynthia Myers, American Playmate (Dec 1968) and actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 12 Gustav Brunner, Austrian Formula One designer and engineer, born in Graz, Austria
  • Sep 13 Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2018)
  • Sep 13 Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician (8th Prime Minister of Poland), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 14 Doug Rauch, American rock and jazz-fusion bassist (Santana, 1972-74), born in New York City (d. 1979)
  • Sep 14 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver, born in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan