On This Day

Famous People Born in 1950 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 790 of 790

  • Oct 3 Ronnie Laws, American saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 3 John Curulewski, American rock guitarist and singer (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Oct 4 Meg Bennett, actress (Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 5 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 5 Edward P. Jones, American writer (The Known World), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 5 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), born in Twickenham, London (d. 2018)
  • Oct 6 David Brin, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • Oct 6 Thomas McClary, American soul guitarist and singer (The Commodores), born in Eustis, Florida
  • Oct 7 Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Oct 7 Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician, born in Msoga, Tanzania
  • Oct 7 Granny [Emma Webster], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Canary Row"
  • Oct 8 Robert "Kool" Bell, American funk rock bassist (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 9 Gary Frank, American actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Oct 9 Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia
  • Oct 9 Jody Williams, American political activist and aid worker (Nobel Peace Prize 1997), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • Oct 9 Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Oct 10 Dennis Holmes, American actor (Laramie), born in Encino, California
  • Oct 10 Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor and director (Mister Cactus, Passion), born in Velsen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • Oct 10 Nora Roberts, American novelist (Angels Fall), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Oct 11 Amos Gitai, Israeli filmmaker (Neo-Fascist Trilogy, Golem, Arena of Murder), born in Haifa, Israel
  • Oct 11 Andrew Woolfolk, American pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star), born in Texas
  • Oct 11 Catlin Adams, American actress (Ms Loomis-Square Pegs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 11 Patty Murray, American politician (U.S. Senator from Washington), born in Bothell, Washington
  • Oct 11 Thomas Joseph "Tom" Tauke, American politician (House of Representatives, Iowa, 1979-1991), born in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Oct 12 Susan Anton, American actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever), born in Oak Glen, California
  • Oct 12 Robin Askwith, English actor (Confessions Sex Comedies), born in Southport, Lancashire, England
  • Oct 12 Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician (31st Governor of Wyoming), born in Thermopolis, Wyoming
  • Oct 12 Kaga Takeshi [Shigekatsu Katsuta], Japanese actor, born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • Oct 13 Ellen Brusse [Elizabeth Wenmakers], Dutch TV hostess, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Oct 14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, American speed skater (1976 Olympic gold, silver, and bronze), and track cyclist, born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Oct 15 Chris De Burgh, British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Oct 17 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 17 Michael Lynn Synar, (Rep-D-Oklahoma, 1979- )
  • Oct 17 Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
  • Oct 17 Eric Hughes, English rugby league utility back (10 Tests England, 8 Great Britain; Widnes 481 games), born in Prescot district, England (d. 2020)

  • Oct 18 Merry Martin, actress (Leslie-Peter Loves Mary), born in Camden, Michigan
  • Oct 18 Patrick L Swindall, (Rep-R-GA, 1985- )
  • Oct 18 Sheila White, actress (I Claudius), born in London, England
  • Oct 18 Om Puri, Indian Bollywood actor (Aakrosh, Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • Oct 18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (The Heidi Chronicles), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • Oct 20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Oct 20 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Oct 20 Elodie Lauten [Genevieve Schecroun], French-American composer (The Death of Don Juan), born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • Oct 21 David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood, grandson of English Princess Mary
  • Oct 21 Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)
  • Oct 23 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
  • Oct 24 Steven Greenberg, American composer and musician (Lipps Inc.), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 24 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Oct 25 Chris Norman, British singer (Smokie), born in Redcar, England
  • Oct 25 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • Oct 26 Chuck Foreman, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Oct 26 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
  • Oct 26 Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby union lock (41 Tests; 117 All Black games, 8 as captain; Auckland), born in Wanganui, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Oct 27 Fran Lebowitz, American author and actress (Resident Alien), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Oct 28 Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist

  • Oct 28 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 29 Abdullah Gul, Turkish President (2007-14), born in Kayseri, Anatolia
  • Oct 30 John Doolittle, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 30 Louise Duart, American comedienne (Paramount Comedy Theater # 5), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Oct 30 Phil Chenier, American NBA guard (Wash Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • Oct 31 Jane Pauley, American newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Person of interestJohn Candy

Oct 31 John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Oct 31 Jozef Stolorz, polish painter
  • Oct 31 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Nov 1 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), born in Panama City, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Nov 1 Tony Hymphris, political activist
  • Nov 3 Joe Queenan, American writer
  • Nov 3 Massimo Mongai, Italian writer
  • Nov 3 James Rothman, American Biochemist and Nobel Laureate (2013) for work on vesicle trafficking, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Nov 3 Karen Stives, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold team, silver individual 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (only coach to take 3 schools to NCAA Tournament in first year; Loyola [MD], Xavier, Wake Forest), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Nov 4 Markie Post, American actress (Christine-Night Court), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Nov 4 Charles Frazier, American novelist (Cold Mountain), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Nov 5 Debbie Massey, American golfer (3-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Nov 6 Ernest Thompson, American actor (Sierra, Westside Medical), born in Bellows Fall, Vermont
  • Nov 7 Alexa Canady, 1st African-American female neurosurgeon and educator, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Nov 7 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 10 Jack Scalia, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey (d. 2005)

  • Nov 11 Jim Peterik, American rock musician and songwriter (Survivor - "Eye Of The Tiger"), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 11 Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet, born in Slobozia, Romania
  • Nov 11 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
  • Nov 12 James Pugh, American session and touring trombonist, composer, and educator (Thundering Herd; Chick Corea; Steely Dan), born in Camden, New Jersey

Person of interestGilbert Perreault

Nov 13 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec

  • Nov 15 Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
  • Nov 16 Carl J. Meade, Major USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64), born in Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois
  • Nov 16 David Leisure, American actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer (The Simpsons), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 17 Roland Matthes, German swimmer (Olympic gold 100, 200m backstroke 1968, 72; WR x 19), born in Pößneck, Thuringia, Germany
  • Nov 17 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • Nov 18 Graham Parker, British singer-songwriter (Squeezing Out Sparks - "Local Girls"; "Mercury Poisoning"), born in Hackney, London, England
  • Nov 18 Rudy Sarzo, Cuban-American bass guitarist (Quiet Riot; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 18 Eric Pierpoint, American actor
  • Nov 19 James Adler, American concert pianist and composer (Memento mori - An AIDS Requiem), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Gary Green, British guitarist (Gentle Giant), born in London, England
  • Nov 21 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 21 Bruce Laird, Australian cricket batsman (21 Tests; 23 ODIs; 13 "Supertests" in World Series Cricket), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Nov 21 Livingston Taylor, American singer-songwriter (I Will Be In Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter (Greatest American Hero), born in Lima, Peru
  • Nov 21 Gary Pihl, American guitarist (Sammy Hagar), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 22 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • Nov 22 "Little" Steven Van Zandt, American guitarist, songwriter, producer (E-Street Band; Asbury Jukes), and actor (The Sopranos), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

  • Nov 22 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • Nov 22 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • Nov 22 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • Nov 23 Cecil Hooker, American country-rockabilly violinist (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • Nov 23 Charles "Chuck" Schumer, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1981-1999, Sen-D-NY, 1999 -), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 24 Damon Evans, Balt Md, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 24 Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)
  • Nov 24 Bob [Robert Lewis] Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Nov 25 Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • Nov 25 Jocelyn Brown, American R&B and dance singer, born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Nov 26 Jorge Orta, Mexican baseball second baseman and outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 80; Chicago WS), born in Mazatlán, Mexico
  • Nov 27 Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Maebashi, Japan

Person of interestEd Harris

Nov 28 Ed Harris, American actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris
  • Nov 29 Kevin O'Donnell Jr, American sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)
  • Nov 30 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • Nov 30 Kathryn Witt, actress (Lenny, Pam-Flying High), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nov 30 Paul Westphal, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard (NBA C'ship 1974; NBA All-Star 1977–81; Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns) and coach (Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, Sacramento Kings), born in Torrance, California (d. 2021)
  • Dec 1 Richard Keith, Lafayette La, actor (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy)
  • Dec 1 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • Dec 1 Wayne Bennett AM, Australian rugby league coach (Australia 1998, 2004-05; England & Great Britain 2019; Brisbane Broncos, St. George, South Sydney), born in Allora, Australia
  • Dec 2 Merrill Ashley, American ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 2 Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic (politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia), born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Dec 3 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist and General Secretary of SASO, born in Natal, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • Dec 3 Alberto Juantorena, Cuban athlete (Olympic gold 400m/800m [WR 1:43.50] 1976; only athlete to win that double), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • Dec 3 Asa Hutchinson, American politician, Governor of Arkansas (2015-), born in Bentonville, Arkansas

  • Dec 4 Jan Rietman, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • Dec 4 Karel van de Graaf, Dutch TV host, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 5 Camarón de la Isla [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain (d. 1992)
  • Dec 5 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine composer (Oceana), born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Dec 5 Juris Podnieks, Latvian filmmaker (Is It Easy to Be Young?), born in Riga Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 1992)
  • Dec 6 Daniël Sahuleka, Moluks-Dutch singer and guitarist (Viva la Libertad), born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Dec 6 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer and music director, born in Nakano, Nagano, Japan
  • Dec 8 Jimmy Farrar, American rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Dec 8 Rick Baker, American special effects makeup artist (Exorcist), born in Binghamton, New York
  • Dec 8 Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • Dec 8 Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America"), born in West Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Dec 8 Wah-Wah Watson [Melvin Ragin], American session guitarist in Motown's Funk Brothers (Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"), born in Richmond, Virgina (d. 2018)
  • Dec 9 Joan Armatrading, British singer (Back to the Night), born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts
  • Dec 10 Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer (British Open runner-up 1978), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Dec 10 Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), born in Clonmel, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • Dec 11 Christine Onassis [Andreadis], American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario

Person of interestRajinikanth

Dec 12 Rajinikanth [Shivaji Rao Gaekwa], Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India

Actor and Politician Rajinikanth
Actor and Politician
Rajinikanth
  • Dec 12 Richard Galliano, French jazz, tango, and classical accordionist, born in Cannes, France
  • Dec 13 Heather North, American actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 13 Wendie Malick, American actress (Just Shoot Me), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 13 Don Dixon, American musician, songwriter and record producer (R.E.M.; Smithereeens; Marti Jones; Hootie & The Blowfish; Marshall Crenshaw), born in Lancaster, South Carolina
  • Dec 14 Vicki Michelle, English actress (Virgin Witch, Allo Allo), born in Chigwell, England
  • Dec 15 Stjepko Gut, Serbian jazz trumpeter, flügelhorn player, and teacher, born in Ruma, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
  • Dec 16 Caroline Munro, Windsor, actress (Golden Voyage of Sinbad) [or 1/16]

  • Dec 16 Ieremia Tabai, President of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands) (1979-91)
  • Dec 16 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (d. 2007)
  • Dec 16 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 17 Carlton "Carly" Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (The Upsetters; Bob Marley & Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • Dec 17 Laurence F. Johnson, American educator
  • Dec 18 Gillian Armstrong, Australian director (My brilliant Career, Little Women), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Dec 18 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 18 Martha Johnson, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
  • Dec 20 Don Heffington, American touring and session drummer, singer, songwriter and producer (Lone Justice; Watkins Family Hour; Emmylou Harris), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • Dec 21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 23 Michael C. Burgess, American politician, born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Dec 23 Ilchi Lee, South Korean educator and author, born in Cheonan, South Korea
  • Dec 24 (Elizabeth) "Libby" Larsen, American classical composer, and co-founder of the American Composers Forum, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Dec 24 Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Dana Gioia, American poet, born in Hawthorne, California
  • Dec 25 Barry Pearson, American NFL player, born in Geneseo, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Caripito, Venezuela
  • Dec 25 Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor
  • Dec 26 Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Dec 26 Victoria Racimo, American actress (Corene-Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 27 Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host
  • Dec 27 Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons; Frank Zappa), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 27 Roberto Bettega, Italian soccer forward (42 caps; Juventus 326 games, 129 goals), born in Turin, Italy
  • Dec 28 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Dec 28 Øivind Blunck, Norwegian comedian and actor
  • Dec 29 Jon Polito, American actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Robert Lee "Pops" Popwell, American jazz-funk bass guitarist, born in Daytona, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Dec 30 Yunus I Mahomed, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
  • Dec 30 Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author

Person of interestDave Stewart

Dec 30 Dave Stewart, English keyboardist (Hatfield and the North, National Health), born in London, England

Musician Dave Stewart
Musician
Dave Stewart
  • Dec 31 Inge Helten, German sprinter (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Sinzig, Germany
  • Dec 31 Bob Gilder, American golfer (6 PGA tour titles), born in Corvallis, Oregon