On This Day

Famous People Born in 1951 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 781 of 781

  • Oct 2 Romina Power, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Justine), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestSting

Oct 2 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British actor, songwriter and singer (The Police), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 3 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 3 Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
  • Oct 3 Kathryn [Kathy] Sullivan, American geologist and astronaut (1st American woman to walk in space), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Oct 3 Bernard Cooper, American writer, born in Hollywood, California
  • Oct 3 Keb' Mo'[Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles
  • Oct 4 Alan Rosenberg, American actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Oct 4 Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • Oct 4 Truck Robinson, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1978, 81; New Orleans Jazz; NBA rebound leader 1978), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 5 Karen Allen, American actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers), born in Carrollton, Illinois
  • Oct 5 Leah Poulos-Mueller, American speed skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berwyn, Illinois

Person of interestBob Geldof

Oct 5 Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist (Live Aid), born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Oct 6 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)
  • Oct 7 Táta Vega [Carmen Rosa Vega], American vocalist (Color Purple soundtrack), born in Queens, Long Island
  • Oct 7 John Mellencamp [John Cougar Mellancamp], American musician & actor (Jack & Diane), born in Seymour, Indiana

  • Oct 8 Jack O'Connell, American politician (Member of the California State Senate), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Oct 9 Richard Chaves, American actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 9 Robert Wuhl, American actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam), born in Union, New Jersey
  • Oct 10 Epeli Ganilau, Fijian soldier and politician (National Alliance Party of Fiji)
  • Oct 11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • Oct 12 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • Oct 12 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 12 Sally Little, South African/American golfer (PGA 1980, du Maurier 1988), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Oct 14 Marcia Barrett, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
  • Oct 15 Frank Dimino, American rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

Oct 15 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • Oct 15 Hani Al-Mulki, Prime Minister of Jordan (2016-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • Oct 15 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Die), born in Devon, England
  • Oct 16 Alan Wheat, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1983- )
  • Oct 16 Daniel Gerroll, actor (Big Business), born in London, England
  • Oct 18 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 18 Terry McMillan, American author
  • Oct 19 Annie Golden, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 19 Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize
  • Oct 20 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)

  • Oct 20 Patrick Hall, British politician
  • Oct 20 Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish politician
  • Oct 20 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • Oct 23 Michael Rupert, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 23 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • Oct 23 Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
  • Oct 24 Todd Crespi, German actor (Magician), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Oct 25 Ransom Wilson, American conductor and flutist (Soliste NY)
  • Oct 25 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 26 [William] Bootsy Collins, American guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 Jayne Kennedy, American actress (Body and Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 27 K. K. Downing, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • Oct 27 Carlos Frenk, Mexican-British cosmologist, born in Mexico
  • Oct 27 Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia

Person of interestEdward Lee Howard

Oct 27 Edward Lee Howard, American CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 2002)

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • Oct 28 Ron & Don Galyon, American siamese twins (Jerry Springer Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 29 Dirk Kempthorne, (Sen-R Idaho)
  • Oct 29 Guy Gelso, rock drummer (Zebra)
  • Oct 29 Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)
  • Oct 30 Frank Pallone, American politician (Rep-D-New Jersey), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Oct 30 Harry Hamlin, American actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • Oct 31 Nick Saban, American football coach (National NCAA C'ships 2003, 09, 11-12, 15, 17; LSU, Alabama, Miami Dolphins), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Nov 1 Craig Serjeant, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; top score 124, 1977), born in Perth, West Australia
  • Nov 1 Ronald Bell, American rock saxophonist (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Nov 1 Fabrice Luchini, French stage and film actor (Courted), born in Paris
  • Nov 2 Kathy Hammond, American athlete (Olympic bronze 400m, silver 4x400m relay 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 2 Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic (Henry and Clara), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Nov 2 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Queensland, Australia
  • Nov 3 Azmat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (1 Test, top score 49; 2 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist, New York Daily News
  • Nov 3 Dwight Evans, American baseball right fielder (MLB All-Star 1978, 81, 87; Boston Red Sox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 4 Traian Băsescu, 4th President of Romania (2004-14), born in Basarabi, Romania
  • Nov 5 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist
  • Nov 5 Tony Evers, American politician, Governor of Wisconsin (2019-), born in Plymouth, Wisconsin
  • Nov 6 Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney, born in Lund, Skåne, Sweden
  • Nov 6 John Falsey, American television writer and producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 6 Jim Frick, Swedish harness racing driver (5,002 career race wins), born in Rättvik, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Nov 7 Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Nov 8 Larry Burnett, American rocker (Firefall)
  • Nov 8 Mary Hart, American TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Nov 8 Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general and intelligence officer
  • Nov 9 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist and founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology), born in Amsterdam (d. 1993)
  • Nov 9 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder and actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 9 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer (Micronauts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 10 Morris Hatalsky, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 11 Fuzzy Zoeller, American golfer (US Masters 1981, US Open 1984), born in New Albany, Indiana
  • Nov 11 Kim Peek, American megasavant
  • Nov 13 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 13 Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st African American dancer with Opera Co (Aida)
  • Nov 13 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)
  • Nov 14 Barry Brandt, rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 14 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • Nov 14 Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist

  • Nov 14 Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
  • Nov 14 Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director (Let Live, Raise the Red Lantern), born in Xi'an, China
  • Nov 15 Beverly D'Angelo, American actress (National Lampoon's Vacation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 16 Miguel Sandoval, American actor (Medium), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 17 Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 17 Stephen Root, American actor
  • Nov 17 Butch Davis, American football coach
  • Nov 17 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • Nov 17 Nasty Canasta, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Drip-Along Daffy"
  • Nov 18 Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)
  • Nov 18 Justin Raimondo, American author (Antiwar.com), born in White Plains, New York
  • Nov 19 Timothy J Penny, American politician (Rep-D-MN, 1983-95), born in Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • Nov 19 Zeenat Aman, Indian actress
  • Nov 19 Lord Falconer of Thoroton, British lawyer and politician
  • Nov 19 Ben Katchor, American cartoonist and illustrator (Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 20 David Walters, American politician
  • Nov 21 Nick Gilder, English singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London
  • Nov 22 Kent Nagano, American conductor and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California
  • Nov 23 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 23 David Rappaport, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • Nov 23 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 24 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Nov 24 Gaby Landhage, Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear)
  • Nov 24 Graham Price, British rugby player
  • Nov 25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • Nov 25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • Nov 25 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • Nov 25 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • Nov 26 La Cicciolina [Ilona Staller], Italian MP, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 27 Kevin Kavanaugh, rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27]

Person of interestKathryn Bigelow

Nov 27 Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
  • Nov 29 Barry Goudreau, rock guitarist (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist
  • Nov 29 Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • Nov 30 Christian Bernard, mystic
  • Nov 30 June Chadwick, British actress
  • Dec 1 Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
  • Dec 1 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Dec 1 Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)
  • Dec 3 Mike Stock, rocker (Stock, Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • Dec 3 Rick Mears, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1979, 84, 88, 91; Indycar series/World Series champion 1979, 81-82), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Dec 3 Riki Choshu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], Japanese pro wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan), born in Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Dec 3 John and Greg Rice, American twin actors
  • Dec 3 Nicky Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
  • Dec 4 Gary Rossington, American rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 4 Patricia Wettig, American actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 5 Morgan Brittany [Suzanne Cupito], American actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 5 Tom Purtzer, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 5 Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist, born in Antwerp
  • Dec 6 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager, born in Chiswick, London
  • Dec 7 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist and keyboardist (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Dec 8 Bill Bryson, American British author (Notes From a Small Island), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 8 Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • Dec 10 Johnny Rodriguez, American actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party), born in Sabinal, Texas
  • Dec 10 Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer (You Made Me Feel I Could Fly), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 11 Robert Cochran, American skier (Olympics 1972), born in Claremont, New Hampshire
  • Dec 12 Caren Kaye, American actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Steven Alan Hawley, American NASA astronaut (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82), born in Ottawa, Kansas
  • Dec 14 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player, born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 15 Joe Jordan, Scottish football player (Manchester United), born in Cleland, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

  • Dec 15 Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)
  • Dec 16 Robben Ford, American guitarist
  • Dec 17 Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 17 Wanda Hutchison, rocker
  • Dec 18 Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
  • Dec 18 Candice Rialson, actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 18 Pape Diouf, Senegalese journalist and football agent (president Olympique de Marseille 2005-09; first black president in Europe's top 6 leagues), born in Abéché, Chad (d. 2020)
  • Dec 19 Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
  • Dec 20 Gilbert Montagné, French musician, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Dec 22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Dec 22 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, British peer and its 3rd richest person, born in Omagh, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (3-time LPGA major winner; US Open 1983), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 23 Johnny Contardo, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 23 Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London
  • Dec 24 Johnny Contardo, American singer (Sha Na Na-Shannon), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 24 John D'Acquisto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 25 Ria Thielsch, Dutch singer (Luv)
  • Dec 26 Richard Skinner, British DJ
  • Dec 27 Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
  • Dec 28 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born Galverton, Texas
  • Dec 28 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
  • Dec 29 Laurel Massé, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator), born in Holland, Michigan
  • Dec 29 Yvonne Elliman, American actress & singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dec 29 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer, born in Bedford, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Dec 30 Nancy LaMott, American singer, born in Midland, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Dec 30 Doug Allder, English footballer
  • Dec 31 Fermin Goytisolo, American musician (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • Dec 31 Michael Allen Bantom, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 31 Tom Hamilton, American rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado