On This Day

Famous People Born in 1952

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 779

  • Jan 2 Man-Tat Ng, Hong Kong actor (The Final Combat), born in Xiamen, China
  • Jan 2 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 2 (Graeme) "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks - "Ego Is Not A Dirty Word";"Jukebox in Siberia"), TV host (Shirl's Neighbourhood), and carpenter (Our House), born in Malvern, Victoria, Australia) (d. 2001)
  • Jan 3 Jim Ross, American pro wrestling announcer (WWE), born in Fort Bragg, California
  • Jan 6 Armelia McQueen, American actress, born in Montgomery County, North Carolina
  • Jan 6 Larry Booker (Moondog Spot), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), born in Louisiana, United States (d. 2003)
  • Jan 6 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor, born in Siculiana, Italy
  • Jan 7 Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor, director and martial artist (Winners and Sinners), born in Hong Kong
  • Jan 7 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jan 8 Lauri Walters, American actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 8 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 9 Eva Leonie "Eveline" Herfkens, Dutch civil servant, diplomat, and politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Hugh Bayley, British politician, born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • Jan 10 Scott Thurston, American guitarist & keyboardist (Motels - "Only the Lonely"), born in Medford, Oregon
  • Jan 11 Ben Crenshaw, American golfer (US Masters 1984, 95), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 11 Lee Ritenour, American jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 11 Massimo Lopez, Italian comedian
  • Jan 11 Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • Jan 11 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Ricky Van Shelton, American country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream), born in Danville, Virginia
  • Jan 12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker & author, born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan
  • Jan 12 Walter Mosley, American novelist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 13 Sharon Gabet, actress (Edge of Night, Another World), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jan 13 Pekka Pohjola, Finnish rock and jazz-fusion bassist, and composer, born in Helsinki (d. 2008)
  • Jan 14 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • Jan 14 Maureen Dowd, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jan 15 Melvyn Gale, English cellist (Electric Light Orchestra, 1975-79 - "Livin' Thing"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Boris Blank, Swiss artist & musician (Yello, Tranceonic), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr., Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan 16 Roberta Baskin, American correspondent (48 Hours), born in New York, United States
  • Jan 16 Fuad II of Egypt, last King of Egypt and Sudan (1952-53), born in Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Egypt
  • Jan 17 Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th), born in Stanton, California (d. 2016)
  • Jan 17 Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra) and Academay Award-winning film composer (The Last Emperor), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 17 Darrell Porter, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1974, 78-80; World Series MVP 1982), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2002)
  • Jan 17 Charlie Johnson, American football defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1979-81; All Pro 1980; Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings), born in West Columbia, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Jan 18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 18 Michael Behe, American biochemist & advocate of intelligent design, born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 19 Dewey Bunell, British-American musician (America - "Daisy Jane"), born in Borough of Harrogate, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Ian Hill, English rock bassist (Judas Priest - "Breakin the Law"), born in West Bromwich, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Paul Stanley [Stanley Eisen], American rock guitarist, songwriter, and singer (KISS - "Rock and Roll All Nite"), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jan 21 Fausto Bara, Mexican-American actor (The Renegades - "Gaucho"), born in Mexicali, Mexico (d, 1994)
  • Jan 21 Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • Jan 21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Jan 22 Teddy Gentry, American country music bassist (Alabama - "Mountain Music"), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • Jan 22 Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Teresa Kaban, Polish classical pianist and co-director of the International Festival of Rediscovered and Forgotten Music, born in Gliwice, Poland
  • Jan 23 Omar Henry, South African cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992), born in Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Jan 24 William F. Readdy, American astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79), born in Quonset Point, Rhode Island
  • Jan 25 Sara Mandiano [Françoise Castellani], French singer & songwriter, born in France
  • Jan 25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 25 Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British politician, journalist and human rights campaigner (Peter Tatchell Foundation), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 25 Peter Garland, American composer, and musicologist, born in Portland, Maine
  • Jan 26 Mario Runco Jr., American astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jan 26 Thomas Edward Henderson, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Newberry, South Carolina,
  • Jan 27 Brian Gottfried, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles, 1976; French Open doubles, 1975, 77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 27 Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, American football receiver and return specialist, 3X Pro Bowl (Houston Oilers, 1974-80; 3 other teams, 1981-88), born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 28 George Green, American songwriter ("Hurts So Good", "Rain On The Scarecrow"), born in Seymour, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • Jan 29 Tim Healy, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet), born in Benwell, England
  • Jan 29 Kenn Kweder, American rock and folk singer-songwriter ("Diablo"; "Suzy Said So"; "Mommy And Daddy"), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania [1]
  • Jan 30 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player, born in Calgary, Canada
  • Jan 30 Valery Khalilov, Russian military conductor and composer, born Termez, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union (now Uzbekistan) (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Rosanne Musgrave, English headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • Jan 31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter, born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (d. 1969)
  • Feb 1 Roger Y. Tsien, American chemist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Park Geun-hye

Feb 2 Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-17), born in Jung-gu, Taegu

  • Feb 3 Fred Lynn, American baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 3 Jack Fields, (Rep-R-TX, 1981- )
  • Feb 4 Jerry Shirley, British rock drummer (Humble Pie - "Black Coffee"), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
  • Feb 4 Lisa Eichhorn, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • Feb 5 Daniel Balavoine, French singer -songwriter, born in Alençon, France (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • Feb 6 Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt) and politician (Labour), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • Feb 6 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Feb 7 Vasco Rossi, Italian rocker (Buoni o cattivi (Good Or Bad)), born in Zocca, Modena
  • Feb 8 Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer (Dike)
  • Feb 8 Nancy Lord, Libertarian VP candidate (1992)
  • Feb 9 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 9 Mookie Wilson, American baseball player
  • Feb 10 Mike Varty, American NFL player, born in Detroit, Michigan

Lee Hsien Loong

Feb 10 Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore (People's Action Party: 2004-present), born in Singapore

  • Feb 12 Salvador Pineda, Mexican actor, born in Huetamo, Mexico
  • Feb 12 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 2010)
  • Feb 12 Michael McDonald, American rock singer and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers - "What A Fool Believes"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 13 Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner - "Cold As Ice"), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 13 Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • Feb 14 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • Feb 16 James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Feb 16 Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
  • Feb 17 Insook Bhushan, US table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 17 Karin Janz, East German gymnast (medals at 1968 Olympics, born in Lübben, East Germany
  • Feb 18 Juice Newton [Judy Cohen], American vocalist (Angel of the Morning), born in Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Feb 18 Veronica "Randy" Crawford, American vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away), born in Macon, Georgia
  • Feb 18 (Judy) "Juice" Newton, American pop and country singer-songwriter ("Queen of Hearts'), born in Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Feb 19 Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexican PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
  • Feb 19 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • Feb 20 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 21 Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • Feb 22 James Philip Bagian, American physician & NASA astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 22 Wayne Levi, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), born in Little Falls, New York
  • Feb 22 Bill Frist, American politician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Feb 23 Bradley "Brad" Whitford, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith - "Love In An Elevator", "Last Child"), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • Feb 24 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner
  • Feb 24 Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Olympic silver 1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
  • Feb 24 Fred Dean, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl 1979–81, 83; First-team All-Pro 1980, 81; Super Bowl 1981, 84; SD Chargers, SF 49ers), born in Arcadia, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Feb 25 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Feb 25 Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
  • Feb 25 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
  • Feb 25 Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
  • Feb 25 Elizabeth "Libby" Callahan, American sport shooter and four-time Olympian, born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Feb 27 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Feb 27 Kevin Raleigh, American singer & keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band - "He Can't Love You" ), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 28 Cristina Raines [Tina Herazo], actress (Sentinel), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Feb 28 Eddie Manion, American touring and session rock saxophonist (Asbury Jukes; Disciples of Soul)
  • Feb 28 Jennie Lynn, actress (Love & Marriage), born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 28 Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
  • Feb 28 William Finn, American theatrical composer, lyricist, and Tony Award Winner (Falsettos; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 29 Bart Stupak, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan 1993-2011), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 29 Raisa Smetanina, Soviet cross country skier (Olympic gold 10k & 4x5k relay 1976; 10k 1980; 4x5k relay 1992), born in Mokhcha, Russia
  • Feb 29 Raúl González, Mexican racewalker (Olympic gold 50k 1984; WR 1978 3:45:52 & 3:41:20), born in China, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Feb 29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 29 Susan Sennett, American actress (Big Bad Mama), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush, American television personality
  • Mar 1 Dave Barr, Canadian golfer (US Open 1985 runner-up), born in Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Mar 1 Steven Barnes, American writer
  • Mar 1 Leigh Matthews, Australian Football Hall of Fame rover (Hawthorne FC), coach (Collingwood 1990 premiers; Brisbane 2001-03 premiers) and broadcaster (7 Network; 3AW), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 1 Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (64 caps; Nottingham Forest) and manager (Rep of Ireland; Leicester City, Celtic, Aston Villa, Sunderland), born in Kilrea, Northern Ireland
  • Mar 1 Brian Winters, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1976, 78; Milwaukee Bucks) and coach (Vancouver Grizzlies; Golden State Warriors), born in Rockaway, New York
  • Mar 2 Laraine Newman, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 2 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • Mar 3 Robyn Hitchcock, rocker (Moss Elixir)
  • Mar 4 Ronn Moss, actor (Ridge-Bold & Beautiful, Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 4 Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
  • Mar 5 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • Mar 6 Lyn Perrin, executive administrator (WIC)
  • Mar 7 Ernie Isley, American vocalist and guitarist (The Isley Brothers - "It's Your Thing"; "Heat is On"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 7 Lynn Swann, NFL receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)/sportscaster
  • Mar 7 Viv Richards, Antiguan cricketer and master blaster (West Indies), born in St. Johns, British Leeward Islands
  • Mar 8 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • Mar 8 George Felix Allen, American politician
  • Mar 9 Uljana Semjonova, Soviet-Latvian basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Zarasai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Mar 9 William Kirby Cullen, American actor (How the West Was Won), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Mar 9 Ekkehard Fasser, Swiss bobsledder (Olympic gold, four-man 1988; World C'ship gold 1983; World Cup champion 1985-86), born in Glarus, Switzerland (d. 2021)
  • Mar 10 Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
  • Mar 10 Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

Douglas Adams

Mar 11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • Mar 11 Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
  • Mar 12 Eliézer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • Mar 12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • Mar 13 Wolfgang Rihm, German composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Mar 14 J Fred Muggs, chimpanzee (Today show), born in French Cameroon

Martin Dempsey

Mar 14 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Mar 15 Howard Koh, American state government official
  • Mar 15 Howard Devoto [Trafford], British singer-songwriter (Buzzcocks; Magazine; Luxuria), born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
  • Mar 16 Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • Mar 16 Graham Cole [Graham Coleman-Smith], English actor (The Bill), born in London, England
  • Mar 17 Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • Mar 18 Mike Webster, American football player (d. 2002)
  • Mar 18 Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (11 x British flat racing Champion Jockey; 3 x Epsom Derby), born in Newbridge, Republic of Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 19 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)

Harvey Weinstein

Mar 19 Harvey Weinstein, American film producer (Miramax) and convicted sex offender whose actions helped spark the #MeToo movement, born in NYC, New York

  • Mar 20 Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • Mar 20 Geoff Brabham, Australian auto racer (IMSA GT Championship 1988-91), born in Sydney, NSW
  • Mar 22 Bob Costas, American sportscaster and talk show host (Later), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 22 Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer, worked with Patti Smith, born in New York City
  • Mar 23 Kim Stanley Robinson, American sci-fi author (Mars Trilogy), born in Waukegan, Illinois

Rex Tillerson

Mar 23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-18), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

  • Mar 24 Nicholas Campbell, actor (Nick-Insiders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 24 Reinhard Genzel, German astrophysicist (2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on black holes), born in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, West Germany
  • Mar 24 Dolora Zajick, American mezzo-soprano (Verdi), and educator (Institute for Young Dramatic Voices), born in Salem, Oregon
  • Mar 25 Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • Mar 26 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • Mar 26 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver, born in Villecresnes, France (d. 1987)
  • Mar 27 Chick Vennera, American actor (Thank God It's Friday; High Risk; Milagro Beanfield War; Animaniacs), born in Herkimer, New York (d. 2021)
  • Mar 27 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • Mar 27 Rocky Maffit, American percussionist (Champaign)
  • Mar 28 Tony Brise, English racing driver, born in Erith, Kent (d. 1975)
  • Mar 29 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Puerto Padre, Cuba (d. 2012)
  • Mar 30 Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • Mar 31 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • Mar 31 Mike Rafter, England Rugby Union flanker (England 17 caps), born in Bristol, England
  • Apr 1 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 1 Annette O'Toole, American actress (Cat People, Superman III), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 1 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer, born in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
  • Apr 1 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • Apr 1 Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 2 Leon Wilkeson, American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2001)
  • Apr 2 Thierry Le Luron, French humorist, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • Apr 2 Will Hoy, English auto racer (British Touring Car C'ship 1991), born in Melbourn, England (d. 2002)
  • Apr 3 Mike Moore, American politician and Attorney General of Mississippi, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Apr 3 Dave Bronze, British session and touring bass player (Eric Clapton; Tom Jones; Robin Trower), born in Billercay, Essex, England
  • Apr 4 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • Apr 4 Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1976), born in Lohsa, Sachsen, Germany
  • Apr 4 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer, born in Australia (d. 1995)
  • Apr 4 Pat Burns, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach (Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins; Stanley Cup 2002-03 New Jersey Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Apr 5 Mitch Pileggi, American actor (The X-Files), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 5 Sandy Mayer, American tennis player (Wimbledon doubles 1975; French Open doubles 1979), born in Portola Valley, California
  • Apr 6 Judith McConnell, actress (Sophia Capwell-Santa Barbara)
  • Apr 6 Marilu Henner, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women, Eve Shade), born in Chicago, Illinois

About 1952

How Old? 68 or 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Dragon (Jan 27 - Dec 31)