On This Day

Famous People Born in 1951 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 780

Person of interestSteven Seagal

Apr 10 Steven Seagal, American actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Apr 10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist, born in Long Island, New York
  • Apr 11 Robbie House, American rocker (Snuff)
  • Apr 11 Doris Angleton, American socialite and murder victim (d. 1997)
  • Apr 11 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), born in United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • Apr 11 James Patrick Kelly, American sci-fi author (Think Like a Dinosaur), born in Mineola, New York
  • Apr 11 Jim Holton, Scottish soccer defender (15 caps; Manchester United, Coventry City), born in Lesmahagow, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • Apr 12 Jakson Spires, American rock drummer (Blackfoot), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Apr 13 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austrian figure skater considered to be one of the best compulsory figure skaters ever (Olympic gold 1972), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 13 Jack Quinn, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 13 Max Weinberg, American rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O'Brien Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Peabo Bryson, American R&B vocalist (I'm So Into You), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Apr 13 Peter Davison, English actor (fifth Doctor in Doctor Who, All Creatures Great and Small), born in London
  • Apr 13 Joachim Streich, East German footballer, born in Wismar, East Germany
  • Apr 14 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, Zairean musician (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)

  • Apr 14 Gregory "Greg" Winter, British biochemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018) known for the therapeutic use of antibodies, born in Leicester, England
  • Apr 15 Heloise [Ponce Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans], American writer and columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints), born in Waco, Texas
  • Apr 15 John L. Phillips, NASA astronaut, born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Apr 15 Marsha S. Ivins, American astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 16 John Bentley, English bass guitarist (Fabulous Poodles), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • Apr 16 Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer, born in Orbec, Normandy, France
  • Apr 16 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer, born in Timişoara, Romania
  • Apr 16 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer, born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
  • Apr 16 Mordechai Ben David, American Jewish singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 17 Olivia Hussey, Argentine-British actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines
  • Apr 18 Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician (Minister for International Trade), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 19 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), born in San Jose, California (d. 1978)
  • Apr 19 Jóannes Eidesgaard, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (2004-08), born in Tvøroyri, Suðuroy
  • Apr 20 Luther Vandross, American rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 21 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
  • Apr 21 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • Apr 21 Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 21 Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • Apr 21 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)

  • Apr 22 Paul Carrack, English musician and singer-songwriter (Ace, Mike + the Mechanics, Squeeze), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 22 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • Apr 24 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
  • Apr 25 Ian McCartney, British MP for Makerfield (1987-10), born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • Apr 27 Paul "Ace" Frehley, American heavy metal guitarist (Kiss; Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 27 Jim Justice, American businessman and politician, Governor of West Virginia (2017-), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Apr 29 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Danuta Rosani, Polish discus thrower (Olympic 1976) disqualified for drugs
  • May 1 Gordon Greenidge, West Indies cricket batsman (108 Tests, 7,558 runs @ 44.72; 19 x 100s), born in St. Peter, Barbados
  • May 1 Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • May 2 John "Jo" Callis, British punk-rock songwriter and musician (The Rezillos, The Human League), born in Rotherham, England
  • May 3 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter (Arthur's Theme, Sailing), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 3 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • May 4 Jackie Jackson [Sigmund], American rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 4 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel), born in London
  • May 4 Mick Mars [Robert Alan Deal], guitarist (Mötley Crüe), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (alternative date 4 April 1955)
  • May 5 Rex Goh, Singaporean-Australian rock guitarist (Air Supply), born in Singapore
  • May 6 Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • May 6 Davey Johnstone, Scottish guitarist (Elton John's guitarist), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 6 Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold, light-flyweight 1980; World C'ship gold 1981), born in Tegistik, Kazakhstan (d. 2020)
  • May 7 Robert Hegyes, American actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • May 7 Carlos Alomar, Puerto Rican-American guitarist, composer, and arranger (David Bowie), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • May 7 Mic Gillette, American brass player (Tower of Power, Cold Blood, The Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Chris Frantz, American rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • May 8 Deborah Harmon, American actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 8 Philip Bailey, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • May 8 Mike D'Antoni, American-Italian basketball guard and head coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2005, 17; Houston Rockets 2016-19; LA Lakers, NY Knicks, Phoenix), born in Mullens, West Virginia
  • May 9 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 9 Joy Harjo, American poet and musician (first Native American US Poet Laureate 2019-), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 10 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • May 10 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • May 11 Mike Sleman, English rugby union winger (32 caps; British and Irish Lions 1980; Liverpool RUFC), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2020)
  • May 12 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 13 Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
  • May 13 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, American politician, Governor of Vermont (2003-11), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 14 Jay Beckenstein, American saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 14 Season Hubley [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • May 15 Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), (d. 2014)
  • May 15 Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
  • May 16 Jonathan Richman, American musician (Modern Lovers), born in Natick, Massachusetts
  • May 16 Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer, born in Arles, France
  • May 17 I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • May 17 Simon Hughes, British politician and government minister (SD)
  • May 18 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • May 18 Denny Dillon, comedian (SNL, Dream On)
  • May 18 James Stephens, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • May 18 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer (British Open runner-up 1997), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 18 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
  • May 19 Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • May 19 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • May 20 Michael D Crapo, (Rep-R-Idaho)
  • May 20 Thomas D Akers, American former astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 20 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • May 21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-18) comedian, writer, actor (SNL), born in NYC, New York

  • May 23 Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player (world champion 1975-85, 93-99), born in Zlatoust, Russia
  • May 23 Judy Rodman, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too), born in Riverside, California
  • May 23 Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • May 23 Don Warrington [Donald Williams], Trinidadian-born British actor (Rising Damp), born in Trinidad
  • May 24 Rob Baker, Canadian rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • May 24 Ronald Parise, Italian-American astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), born in Warren, Ohio
  • May 25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter (Back to the Future), born in University City, Missouri
  • May 25 Chuck Ruff, American rock drummer (Frankenstein), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2011)
  • May 26 Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
  • May 26 Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician

Person of interestSally Ride

May 26 Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • May 27 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool
  • May 27 Norma Jean Almodovar, American author (Cop to Call Girl) and sex worker activist, born in Binghampton, New York
  • May 29 Peter Chernin, President of News Corporation
  • May 30 Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • May 30 Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician
  • May 30 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer, born in Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
  • Jun 2 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • Jun 2 Steve Brookins, rocker (.38 Special)
  • Jun 2 Gilbert Baker, American gay activist who designed the rainbow flag, born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Jun 2 Dave Flett, Scottish rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Thin Lizzy), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Jun 3 David Ogilvie, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • Jun 4 David Yip, British-Chinese actor (The Chinese Detective), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 4 Yvonne van Rooy, Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Jun 4 Charles Dickinson, American author (Waltz in Marathon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 4 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer (Elfquest), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 5 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
  • Jun 6 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jun 6 Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 7 Anne Twomey, American actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jun 8 Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], Welsh rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in Skewen, Neath, Wales
  • Jun 8 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • Jun 9 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • Jun 9 Dave Parker, baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, NL MVP 1978)
  • Jun 9 James Newton Howard, American film composer (The Hunger Games; M. Night Shyamalan films), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 10 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Jun 10 Dan Fouts, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 10 Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jun 11 Collis King, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • Jun 11 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympic 11th 1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 11 Mark D. Siljander, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1981-87), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 11 Mithra Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer (brother of Sidath 2 Tests for SL v NZ 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jun 11 Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese appropriation artist, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jun 12 Alan Dysert, American actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children), born in Vermilion County, Illinois
  • Jun 12 Bun E. Carlos [Brad Carlson], American rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Jun 12 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • Jun 12 Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (2000-07), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2007)
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Liz Phillips, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy - The Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves), born in Gothenburg, Sweden

Person of interestMike Weaver

Jun 13 Mike Weaver, American WBA World Heavyweight Champion, born in Gatesville, Texas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Jun 13 Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 14 Paul Boateng, British Labour politician 9British High Commissioner to South Africa), born in Hackney, England
  • Jun 15 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 15 Steve Walsh, American singer (Kansas), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 16 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • Jun 16 Michel Viso, French cosmonaut
  • Jun 16 Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)

  • Jun 16 Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer (4-weight world champion), born in El Chorrillo. Panama
  • Jun 17 Joe Piscopo, American comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 18 Henny Huisman, Dutch TV host (Playback Show)
  • Jun 19 Daria Nicolodi, Italian actress (Terror, Shock), born in Florence, Italy
  • Jun 19 Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian leader of al-Qaeda, born in Maadi, Cairo
  • Jun 19 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • Jun 20 Peter Gordon, composer
  • Jun 20 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
  • Jun 20 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • Jun 21 Nils Lofgren, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 23 Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
  • Jun 24 Ivar Formo, Norwegian 50K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 24 Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Jun 24 David Rodigan, radio DJ/actor
  • Jun 25 Lee Wilkof, American actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), born in Waratah, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Pamela Bellwood [King], American actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Rindy Ross, American rock vocalist and saxophonist (Quarterflash), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 26 Tony Currenti, Italian-Australian drummer (AC/DC), born in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Italy
  • Jun 27 Julia Duffy [Julia Margaret Hinds], American actress (Newhart, Baby Talk), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 27 Sidney M. Gutierrez, Mjr USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 27 Ulf Andersson, Swedish International Chess Grandmaster (1972), born in Västerås, Sweden
  • Jun 27 Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland (1997-2011), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 28 David “Frankie” Toler, American drummer and percussionist (Allman Brothers), born in Connersville, Indiana, USA), (d. 2011)
  • Jun 29 Don Rosa, American comic book writer and illustrator (Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jun 30 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper and singer (We Love Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Stanley Clarke, American jazz/fusion bassist (Return To Forever - No Mystery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 30 Stephen S. Oswald, American NASA astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 1 Daryl Anderson, American actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 1 Fred Schneider, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Jul 1 Trevor Eve, English actor (Shadow Chasers), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • Jul 1 Anne Feeney, American political activist and singer, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 1 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Jul 2 Joe Puerta, American rock bassist (Ambrosia; The Range), born in Lomita, California
  • Jul 2 Slick Watts, NBA player (Seattle SuperSonic), born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi
  • Jul 2 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • Jul 2 Sylvia Rivera, American gay liberation and transgender activist and drag queen, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jul 3 Mike Corby, English guitarist and keyboardist (The Babys), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England

Person of interestJean-Claude Duvalier

Jul 3 Jean-Claude Duvalier "Baby Doc", Haitian dictator and deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86) infamous for his brutality, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 2014)

Dictator and President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
Dictator and President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier

Person of interestRichard Hadlee

Jul 3 Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (NZ 86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets), born in Christchurch, Canterbury

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Jul 4 Ralph Johnson, American rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 4 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American Democratic politician and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (1995-2003), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Jul 4 John Alexander, Australian tennis player, politician (Australian Open doubles 1975, 82), born in Sydney, NSW
  • Jul 5 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • Jul 5 Rich "Goose" Gossage, American Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jul 5 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, born in Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Jul 5 Johnny Rodgers, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1972, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Grey Cup C'ship 1974, Montreal Alouettes), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Person of interestGeoffrey Rush

Jul 6 Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor (Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech), born in Toowoomba, Queensland

  • Jul 7 Roz Ryan, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied), born in Detroit, Michigan