On This Day

Famous People Born in 1952 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 779

  • Apr 6 Udo Dirkshneider, heavy metal rocker (Accept - "Balls to the Wall"; Udo)
  • Apr 6 Stephen Barber, American musician, arranger, and composer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • Apr 7 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack - "My Sharona"), born in Burbank, California (d. 2006)
  • Apr 7 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympic 7th 1976)
  • Apr 8 Adam Woods, British rock drummer (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero")
  • Apr 9 Magnar Åm, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim, Norway
  • Apr 10 Mark Goldenberg, American session and touring guitarist (Jackson Browne; Cher), songwriter (Pointer Sisters; Peter Frampton), and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 11 Michael Shea, American director and actor (The Fugitive, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible), born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 11 Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter, born in Reigate, Surrey, England
  • Apr 12 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer (3-weight world champion), born in Managua, Nicaragua (d. 2009)
  • Apr 12 J. D. Nicholas, British guitarist (Heatwave, Commodores), born in Watford, England
  • Apr 12 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Apr 12 Reuben Gant, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Jonjo O'Neill, Irish racehorse trainer, born in Cork, Ireland
  • Apr 13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator, born in Cooperstown, New York
  • Apr 13 David Drew, British politician (MP for Stroud), born in Gloucestershire, England
  • Apr 13 Erick Avari, American-Indian actor, born in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
  • Apr 14 Kenny Aaronson, American session and touring bass guitarist (Joan Jett; Bob Dylan; Rick Derringer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 14 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish Gaelic football manager and player, born in Kenmare, Ireland
  • Apr 15 Sam McMurray, American actor (Tracey Ullman), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 15 Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer, born in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland
  • Apr 15 Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 15 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Apr 16 Peter Westbrook, American fencer (Olympic bronze 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 16 Michel Blanc, French actor and director, born in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • Apr 16 William Richard "Billy" West, American voice actor (Futurama), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestBill Belichick

Apr 16 Bill Belichick, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2002, 04, 05, 14, 17, 18; most SB wins; NFL Coach of the Year 2003, 07, 10; New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • Apr 17 Arkan [Željko Ražnatović], Serbian paramilitary leader, born in Brežice, Slovenia (d. 2000)
  • Apr 17 Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck), born in Troy, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 18 Jim Scholten, American country singer ("Betty's Bein' Bad"), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Apr 19 Andy Shernoff, American musician (The Dictators), born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 20 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach and president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia, born in Otočac, Croatia
  • Apr 22 François Berléand, French actor
  • Apr 23 Lionel Johnston, American actor (Sons & Daughters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Apr 23 Narada Michael Walden, American rock, R&B, and jazz fusion musician and producer ("I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance with You)"; Divine Emotions"), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Apr 23 Terry Moor, American tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 24 Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer (Hermès), born in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France
  • Apr 25 Cory Daye, American dance music vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 25 Vladislav Tretiak, Russian hockey player (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Dmitrovsky District, Russia
  • Apr 25 Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist, born in Oslo, Norway

Person of interestHaider al-Abadi

Apr 25 Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi politician, Prime Minister of Iraq (2014-present), born in Baghdad, Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • Apr 26 Popo Molefe, South African politician and secretary-general (South Africa UDF), born in Sophiatown, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Apr 27 Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver, born in Tuupovaara, Finland

Person of interestGeorge Gervin

Apr 27 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • Apr 27 Larry Elder, American political commentator, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 28 Mary McDonnell, Wilkes-Barre PA, actress (Sneakers, Independence Day)
  • Apr 28 Chuck Leavell, American session and touring keyboardist (The Allman Brothers Band; Rolling Stones; Sea Level), and forest conservationist (The Tree Man), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 28 Gerald Barry, Irish classical composer (The Eternal Recurrence), born in Clarecastle, County Clare, Ireland
  • Apr 29 Deborah Van Valkenburgh, American actress (Too Close for Comfort), born in Schnectady, New York
  • Apr 29 David Icke, English writer and conspiracy theorist, born in Leicester, England
  • Apr 29 Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 29 Nora Dunn, American comedienne and actress (SNL; Miami Blues; Working Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 30 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)
  • Apr 30 Jacques Audiard, French film director (Dheepan - 2015 Palme d'Or), born in Paris France
  • May 2 Christine Baranski, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen (Rumors; The Good Wife; Cybill - "Maryann"; The Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 2 Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress, born in Tokyo
  • May 3 Keiji Haino, Japanese rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter ( Fushitsusha), born in Chiba, Japan
  • May 3 Allen Wells, Scottish athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1980), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 3 Caitlin Clarke, American actress (Dragonslayer), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • May 4 Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer, born in Bermondsey, London
  • May 5 Louis Cortelezzi, American rock and jazz saxophonist (Mink DeVille) and film composer (Pokemon), born in New Galilee, Pennsylvania
  • May 5 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2005)
  • May 6 Chiaki Naito-Mukai, Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, sk:95)
  • May 6 Christian Clavier, French actor
  • May 6 Michael O'Hare, American actor
  • May 7 Amy Heckerling, American director (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 8 Beth Henley, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • May 8 Charles J Camarda, American PhD/astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • May 9 Patrick Ryecart, actor (Silas Mariner)
  • May 10 Sly Dunbar, Jamaican reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • May 10 Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
  • May 10 Lee Brilleaux, British musician (Dr Feelgood), born in Durban, South Africa
  • May 11 Darrow Igus, American comedian (Fridays, Roll Out), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 11 Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
  • May 11 Frances Fisher, English-born actress
  • May 11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • May 11 Renaud [Séchan], French pop singer, composer, and actor, born in Paris, France
  • May 11 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • May 13 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • May 13 Manfred Langer, Austrian/Dutch disco builder
  • May 13 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • May 14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 14 David Byrne, Scottish-American rock singer-songwriter (Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House"; "Psycho Killer"), born in Dumbarton Scotland
  • May 14 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • May 14 Scott Irwin, American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • May 15 Chazz Palminteri, American actor (The Usual Suspects, Bronx Tale), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 15 Rick Waits, baseball pitcher (Rangers, Indians, Twins)
  • May 15 David Brandon, American businessman (Toys "R" Us, Domino's Pizza), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • May 15 Phil Seymour, American rock and power pop musician, singer, and songwriter (The Dwight Twilley Band), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1993)
  • May 16 James Herndon, American media psychologist
  • May 17 Jody Pijper, Dutch (background) singer
  • May 17 Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
  • May 18 Diane Duane, American sci-fi author (Door into Fire), born in New York City
  • May 18 George Strait, American country singer ("All My Exes Live in Texas"), born in Pearsall, Texas
  • May 18 Martin Hoke, American politician (Rep-R-Ohio), born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • May 18 Jeana Yeager, American aviator (1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 19 Barbara Loomis, rocker (BT Express)
  • May 19 Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager
  • May 20 Warren Cann, Canadian rock drummer (Ultravox), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • May 20 Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer

Person of interestMr. T

May 21 Mr. T [Lawrence Tureaud], American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T
  • May 22 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat, born in Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Martin Parr, British photographer, born in Epsom, England
  • May 23 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler, American boxer (undisputed World Middleweight champion 1980-87; second-longest unified C'ship reign in history), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • May 23 Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)
  • May 23 James Mankey, American rock guitarist (Sparks, 1972-73; Concrete Blonde - "Joey"), born in Washington
  • May 23 Anne-Marie David, French singer
  • May 25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer (999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Gordon Smith, American politician (U.S. Senator from Oregon), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • May 25 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive (CEO of Time Warner from 2008-18), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • May 26 David Meece, American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Humble, Texas
  • May 28 Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • May 28 Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • May 29 Louise Cooper, British sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne), (d. 2009)
  • May 30 Zoltán Kocsis, Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer, born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • May 31 Karl Bartos, German electronic percussionist, and composer (Kraftwerk, 1975-90; Electric Music), born in Berchtesgaden, West Germany
  • May 31 Jim Vallance, Canadian songwriter, arranger and producer (Bryan Adams - "Cuts Like a Knife"; "Heaven"; "Summer of '69"), born in Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • Jun 1 Şenol Güneş, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Trabzonspor) and manager (Trabzonspor, Bursaspor, Beşiktaş, Turkey), born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • Jun 2 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • Jun 3 Billy Powell, American musician and keyboardist (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "That Smell"; "Freebird"), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Jun 3 David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur
  • Jun 4 Carlene Watkins, American actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jun 4 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 5 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2001)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Katzen, American French horn player (Boston Symphony, 1979-2008), and teacher (University of Arizona, 2008-), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 5 Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jun 5 Monnette Sudler, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 6 Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese pop-rock drummer and singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra), born in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

Person of interestLiam Neeson

Jun 7 Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables), born in Ballymena, County Antrim

  • Jun 7 Hubert Auriol, French off-road motorcyclist and auto racer (Dakar Rally 1981, 83, 92), born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia (d. 2021)
  • Jun 7 Royce Campbell, touring, session, and jazz guitarist (Marvin Gaye; Henry Mancini), born in North Vernon, Indiana
  • Jun 8 Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
  • Jun 8 Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Jun 9 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • Jun 11 Donnie Van Zant, American rock vocalist (.38 Special), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 12 Dale Krantz, American singer (Rossington-Collins Band)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Jun 12 Siegfried Brietzke, German coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Rostock, Germany

Person of interestPete Farndon

Jun 12 Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders), born in Hereford, England (d. 1983)

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • Jun 12 Spencer Abraham, American politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 13 Tony Bruno, American sports talk radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 13 Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • Jun 13 Russell Javors, American rock guitarist (Billy Joel's band, 1976 to 1989), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 14 Eddie Mekka, American actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jun 14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Jun 14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Jun 15 Lorna Young, Scottish promoter of Fairtrade products, born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Jun 16 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jun 16 Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer ("Living Inside Myself"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 16 Rob Kloet, pop drummer/singer (Nits - In the Dutch Mountains)
  • Jun 16 George Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (2009-11), born in St Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 17 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive, born in Brighton, Massachusetts
  • Jun 18 Carol Kane, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestIsabella Rossellini

Jun 18 Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress and model (Big Night, Blue Velvet), born in Rome, Italy

  • Jun 18 Rick Gazda, trumpet player (The Miami Horns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 18 Idriss Déby, Chadian politician & military officer (President of Chad, 1990–2021), born in Berdoba, Chad (d. 2021)
  • Jun 19 Robert Ainsworth, British MP

Person of interestJohn Goodman

Jun 20 John Goodman, American actor (Dan Conner on Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • Jun 20 Larry Riley, American actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • Jun 20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet and novelist (A Suitable Boy), born in Calcutta, India
  • Jun 21 Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director (Bee Train Production), born in Tokyo
  • Jun 21 Marcella Detroit [Levy], American rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter ("Lay Down Sally"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 21 Judith Bingham, British mezzo-soprano, and contemporary classical composer, born in Nottingham, England
  • Jun 22 Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • Jun 23 Anthony Jackson, American jazz, jazz-fusion, R&B, session and touring electric 4 and 6-string bassist (Philadelphia International Records, Billy Paul, Paul Simon, Chaka Kahn, Steve Kahn, Al DiMeola, Roberta Flack), born in New York City
  • Jun 24 Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • Jun 25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1992)
  • Jun 25 Tim Finn, New Zealand rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Split Enz - "I Got You"; Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"), and theatre and film composer ("Puberty Blues"), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Jun 25 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1982)
  • Jun 26 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer player (Manchester United), born in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Jun 27 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)), born in Taplejung, Nepal (d. 1993)
  • Jun 28 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), born in Barletta, Apulia, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Jun 28 Alan Pasqua, American jazz and rock pianist, composer and educator (Standards; Twin Bill), born in New Jersey
  • Jun 30 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician, born in Cefalonia, Greece
  • Jun 30 David Garrison, American Broadway and television actor (Wicked), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Person of interestDan Aykroyd

Jul 1 Dan Aykroyd, Canadian-American comedian, writer and actor (SNL, The Blues Brothers; Ghostbusters), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • Jul 1 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Jul 1 Steve Shutt, Canadian NHL left wing (5-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Willowdale, Canada
  • Jul 1 Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, American pop, funk and jazz session and touring drummer, (Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean"; George Duke; Herbie Hancock), composer, and producer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • Jul 2 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 2 Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • Jul 2 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • Jul 3 Wasim Raja, British-Pakistani cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie), born in Multan, Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
  • Jul 3 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter ("Gloria"), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2004) [1]
  • Jul 3 Andy Fraser, English rock bassist (Free -"All Right Now"), born in Paddington, London (d. 2015)
  • Jul 3 Peter Mathebula, South African boxer (WBA flyweight title 1980-81), born in Mohlakeng, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Jul 4 John Waite, British pop vocalist (The Babys - "Every Time I Think Of You"; Bad English - "When I See You Smile"; solo - "Missing You"), born in Lancaster, England
  • Jul 4 Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician (31st President of Colombia), born in Medellín, Colombia
  • Jul 5 David Dreier, American entrepreneur and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 5 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • Jul 5 Terence T. Henricks, USAF colonel and astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78), born in Bryan, Ohio
  • Jul 6 Grant Goodeve, American actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in Middlebury, Connecticut
  • Jul 6 Jesse Harms, American musician and songwriter (The Waboritas), born in Massachusetts
  • Jul 6 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Jul 6 Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • Jul 7 Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 8 Ulrich Wehling, German Nordic skier (3 Olympic golds 1972, 76, 80), born in Halle an der Saale, Germany
  • Jul 8 Jack Lambert, American football player
  • Jul 8 Anna Quindlen, American columnist