On This Day

Famous People Born in 1950 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 790

  • 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), 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 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 6 John Byrne, American author and artist of superhero comics (X-Men), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England
  • Jul 6 Hélène Scherrer, Canadian politician (MP of Louis-Hébert, Quebec, 2000-04), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 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)

Person of interestViktor Yanukovych

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

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovych
  • Jul 10 Willie Ford, American R&B singer (Dramatics-Me & Mrs Jones), born in LaGrange, Georgia

  • Jul 10 Prokopis Pavlopoulos, 7th President of Greece, born in Kalamata, Greece
  • Jul 11 Bonnie Pointer, American pop singer (Pointer Sisters - "Jump"; "I'm So Excited"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • Jul 11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • Jul 11 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
  • Jul 11 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • Jul 11 Nick Jameson, American actor (24), musician, record producer (Foghat), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • Jul 12 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American rock drummer (Kiss), 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 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
  • Jul 15 Colin Barnett, Australian politician, Premier of Western Australia (2008-17), born in Nedlands, Australia

Person of interestArianna Huffington

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

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington
  • Jul 16 Camille Saviola, American actress (Nightlife), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel and cosmonaut, born in Tyumen, Russia
  • Jul 16 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Jul 16 Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician (Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), born in Bedford, Quebec
  • Jul 16 Dennis Priestley, English darts player (PDC World Champion 1994), born in Mexborough, England
  • 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)

Person of interestRichard Branson

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

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • Jul 18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jul 18 Jack Layton, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • Jul 18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos), born in Greece
  • Jul 19 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-De-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 19 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jul 19 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 20 Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
  • Jul 21 Larry Tolbert, rock 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 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 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 23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-American Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jul 24 Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
  • 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 Paul McHale Jr., American politcian (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 26 Susan George, English actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • Jul 26 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jul 26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Jul 26 Duncan Mackay, British composer and keyboard player, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, 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 Maricica Puica, Romania, 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 Ted Turner, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Wishbone Ash), born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 2 Kathryn Harrold, American actress (MacGruder & Loud), born in Tazewell, Virginia
  • 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 Waldemar Cierpinski, East German runner (Olympic marathon gold 1976, 80), born in Neugattersleben, Germany
  • Aug 3 John Landis, American director (Animal House, Michael Jackson's Thriller video), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 5 Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 Rosi Mittermaier, German skier (Olympic gold 1976), born in Reit im Winkl, West Germany

  • 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 David James Wottle, American 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 7 Rodney Crowell, American country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin'), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 8 Willie Hall, American drummer (Blues Brothers Band), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 8 Liberatori "Liberty" DeVitto, American rock drummer (Billy Joel, 1976-2006), born in New York City
  • Aug 9 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)

Person of interestChris Haney

Aug 9 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", born in Welland, Ontario (d. 2010)

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • Aug 10 A L Harris, clinicaloncologist
  • Aug 10 Rémy Girard, Canadian actor (Les Invasions barbares), born in Jonquière, Quebec
  • Aug 11 Erik Brann, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestSteve Wozniak

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

Co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak
  • Aug 11 Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
  • Aug 12 Kid Creole [August Darnell], musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 12 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • Aug 13 Andre van de Berg, actor and director (Transport)

Person of interestGary Larson

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

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • 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 Tess Harper, American actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies), born in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
  • Aug 15 Billy Griffin, American singer (Miracles - "Love Machine"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 15 Tommy Aldridge, American heavy metal and hard rock drummer (Black Oak Arkansas; Ozzy Osbourne; Whitesnake), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • Aug 15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
  • 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 Graeme Beard, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; 2 ODIs; NSW), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 19 Jennie Bond, British journalist
  • 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 Margie Joseph, American soul and gospel singer of ("What's Come Over Me" , born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • Aug 21 Patrick Juvet, Swiss pop singer, born in Montreux, Switzerland
  • Aug 21 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 22 Ray Burris, American baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
  • Aug 22 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney and convicted felon, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 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 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • Aug 25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Aug 26 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (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 28 Ron Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978), 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
  • Aug 31 Wilton Felder, American saxophonist and bassist (The Crusaders), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Sep 1 Phillip Fulmer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Tennessee 152-52) and CBS analyst, born in Winchester, Tennessee

Person of interestPhil McGraw

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

Psychologist and TV Personality Phil McGraw
Psychologist and TV Personality
Phil McGraw
  • Sep 2 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • Sep 2 Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster), born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • 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 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player, born in Cordova, Alabama
  • 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 Peggy Noonan, American author (What I Saw at the Revolution), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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 8 Will Lee, American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 8 Mike Simpson, American politician (R-HoR: 1999-present), born in Burley, Idaho
  • Sep 8 James Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense under the Trump administration (2017-2019), born in Pullman, Washington
  • 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 Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician (8th Prime Minister of Poland), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 13 Jeff Lowe, American mountain climber (co-founder Lowe Alpine), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2018)
  • Sep 14 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free - "All Right Now"), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Sep 14 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver, born in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan
  • Sep 14 Michael Nifong, American attorney, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Sep 14 Doug Rauch, American rock and jazz-fusion bassist (Santana, 1972-74), born in New York City (d. 1979)
  • Sep 16 David Bellamy, American singer (The Bellamy Brothers-Let Your Love Flow), born in Darby, Florida
  • Sep 16 Loyd Grossman, American-British television presenter (MasterChef 1990-2000), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Sep 17 [John] Fee Waybill, American rock snger and songwriter (The Tubes - "Talk To Ya Later"), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Person of interestNarendra Modi

Sep 17 Narendra Modi, 15th Prime Minister of India, born in Vadnagar, Gujarat

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • Sep 17 Chris Heister [Gun Christina Heister], Swedish politician, born in Östhammar, Uppsala
  • Sep 17 Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 18 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In the Street Without a Coat), born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India

Person of interestDarryl Sittler

Sep 18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (NHL record for most points in a game, 10), born in St. Jacobs, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 18 Carl Verbraeken, Belgian composer, born in Wilrijk, Belgium
  • Sep 19 Joan Lunden, American journalist and news host (Good Morning America), born in Fair Oaks, California
  • Sep 19 Rudy Ramos, American actor (Wind-High Chaparral), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Sep 19 Stanley Sheldon, American bass guitar player (Peter Frampton), born in 1950 in Ottawa, Kansas
  • Sep 20 James P[aul] Blaylock, American sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 20 Loredana Bertè, Italian singer and 2nd ex-wife of Bjorn Borg, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 20 Matt Blair, American football linebacker (6 × Pro Bowl 1977–82; First-team All-Pro 1980; Minnesota Vikings), born in Hilo, Hawaii (d. 2020)

Person of interestBill Murray

Sep 21 Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray

  • Sep 21 Charles Clarke, British politician
  • Sep 22 Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 24 Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's), born in Patiala, India
  • Sep 24 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress (Octopussy), born in Nybro, Sweden
  • Sep 27 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
  • Sep 28 John Sayles, actor (Brother from Another Planet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Sep 28 Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)
  • Sep 28 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • Sep 28 Brian Keenan, Irish author (An Evil Cradling), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 30 Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)
  • Sep 30 Renato Zero [Fiacchini], Italian pop, rock and soul singer (Madame), born in Rome
  • Oct 1 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Oct 1 Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 1 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress,, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 1 Mihai Romilă, Romanian soccer midfielder (19 caps; Politehnica Iași 367 games), born in Huși, Romania (d. 2020)
  • Oct 2 Michael Rutherford, British rock bassist and guitar player (Genesis; Mike & the Mechanics - "Living Years"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England
  • Oct 2 Ian McNeice, English actor (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls), born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
  • Oct 2 Philip Wilson, Australian Catholic bishop, jailed for concealing sexual abuse, born in Cessnock, Australia
  • Oct 3 Pamela Hensley, American actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Glendale, California