On This Day

Famous People Born in 1953 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 735

  • Apr 1 Alberto Zaccheroni, Italian soccer manager (AC Milan, Lazio, Internazionale, Torino, Juventus, UAE, Japan), born in Meldola, Italy
  • Apr 1 Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), born in Prešov, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • Apr 2 David Robinson, American rock drummer (Cars; The Modern Lovers), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Apr 2 Debralee Scott, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Cathy"; Angie), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Apr 2 Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician, born in Listooder, Crossgar, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 3 Huub van der Lubbe, Dutch rock singer (Stampei - The Dike), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 3 Craig Taubman, Jewish-American singer (Friday Night Live), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • Apr 3 Pattie D'Arcy, American musical theater, session and touring vocalist (Cher), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Apr 4 Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician (Liberal Party of Canada), born in Fort-Coulonge, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 4 Chen Yi, Chinese-American violinist, composer (From the Path of Beauty), and educator (UMKC Conservatory, 2006-present), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Apr 5 John Buchanan, Australian cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • Apr 6 Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Apr 6 Christopher Franke, German musician and composer (Tangerine Dream), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Patrick Doyle, Scottish film composer (Artemis Fowl; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Thor), born in Uddingston, Scotland
  • Apr 7 Everard Endt, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Apr 9 Hal Ketchum, American country singer ("Small Town Saturday Night"), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 10 David Moorcroft, British athlete (5,000m world record holder 1982-85), born in Coventry, England
  • Apr 10 Terre Roche, American folk-rock singer (The Roches - "Hammond Song" ), born in New York
  • Apr 11 Andrew Wiles, British mathematician (number theory), born in Cambridge, England
  • Apr 11 Guy Verhofstadt, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium (1999-2008), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
  • Apr 11 Branimir "Johnny" Štulić, Croatian rock singer (Azra), born in Skopje, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 12 Tony James, English rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Shepherds Bush, London
  • Apr 13 Stephen Byers, British politician (L), (MG Rover Group controversy), born in Wolverhampton
  • Apr 13 Brigitte Macron, French teacher and wife of politician Emmanuel Macron, born in Amiens, France
  • Apr 14 Eric Tsang, Hong Kong actor, director and TV host (Super Trio series), born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 14 David Buss, American Evolutionary psychologist
  • Apr 16 Jay O. Sanders, American actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 16 Peter Garrett, Australian environmentalist, activist, former politician (Labour Party), and musician (Midnight Oil), born in Wahroonga, Sydney
  • Apr 16 J. Neil Schulman, American writer (Alongside Night), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Apr 18 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV; Spaceballs; Ghostbusters; Honey I Shrunk the Kids), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 19 Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper (Olympic gold 1980), born in Rivoli Veronese, Italy
  • Apr 19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Ruby Wax, British actress (Girls on Top), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Apr 20 Sebastian Faulks, British novelist (The Girl at the Lion d'Or), born in Donnington, Berkshire
  • Apr 20 Ollie Brown, American session and touring drummer and percussionist (Billy Preston; Ray Parker, Jr.), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 20 James Chance [Siegfried], American punk-jazz saxophonist, keyboard player,(The Contortions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 21 Ed Fiori, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Lynwood, California
  • Apr 22 Steve Bond, Haifa Israel, actor (General Hospital, To Die For)
  • Apr 22 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer, mostly of choral music, born in Jämsänkoski, Finland
  • Apr 23 Fred Upton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in St. Joseph, Michigan
  • Apr 23 James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Eric Bogosian, American actor (Talk Radio), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Apr 24 John P. Hiler, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1981-91), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 25 Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI), born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • Apr 25 Ron Clements, American animation director (Moana), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Apr 25 Zeriiya Zekkariyas [Linda Womack (née Cooke)], American soul songwriter and singer (Womack & Womack -"Teardrops"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 27 Ellen S. Baker, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Apr 27 Arielle Dombasle, American-French singer and actress, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 28 Kim Gordon, American rock bassist (Sonic Youth - "100%"), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 28 Roberto Bolano, Latin American author and poet
  • Apr 29 Nikolai Nikolayevich Budarin, Russian cosmonaut (STS 71, TM-27), born in Kirya, Russia
  • Apr 30 Merrill Osmond, American pop singer, and songwriter (Osmond Brothers - "One Bad Apple"; "Down by the Lazy River"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • May 1 Elquemedo Willett, West Indian cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Charlestown, Nevis
  • May 1 Felix Hanemann, American rocker (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 1 Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • May 2 Jamaal Wilkes, American NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975), born in Berkeley, California
  • May 2 Valery Gergiev, Russian conductor (Mariinsky Orchestra, 1988 -present; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, 1995-2008), born in Moscow, USSR
  • May 3 Bruce Hall, American rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • May 6 Lynn Whitfield, American actress (Josephine Baker; Equal Justice), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Person of interestTony Blair

May 6 Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1997-2007), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • May 6 Michelle Courchesne, Quebec politician
  • May 6 Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer/manager
  • May 7 Pat McInally, American National Football League player, born in Villa Park, California
  • May 7 Ian McKay, British soldier (VC recipient), born in Wortley, South Yorkshire, England (d. 1982)
  • May 8 Billy Burnette, American rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-95), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 8 Alex Van Halen, Dutch-American rock drummer (Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher"), born in Amsterdam The Netherlands,
  • May 8 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer, born in Kolding, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • May 9 Gregory Beecroft, Chorpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light)
  • May 9 Ron Jackson, baseball player
  • May 9 Scott McInnis, (Rep-R-Colorado)
  • May 10 Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • May 10 Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • May 10 John Diamond, English journalist, born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • May 10 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • May 10 Alex Foster, American jazz and session saxophonist (SNL Band; Mingus Big Band), born in Oakland, California
  • May 11 Boyd Gaines, American actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 11 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • May 12 Phil Beer, English multi-instrumentalist and composer (Show of Hands), born in Exminster, Devon
  • May 14 Tom Cochrane, Canadian rock vocalist and guitarist (Red Rider - "Lunatic Fringe"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 14 Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia

Person of interestGeorge Brett

May 15 George Brett, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (13 x MLB All Star; World Series 1985; AL MVP 1980; KC Royals), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • May 15 Mike Oldfield, British musician and composer (Tubular Bells), born in Reading, Berkshire

Person of interestPierce Brosnan

May 16 Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye), born in Drogheda, Ireland

  • May 16 David Maclean, British minister of state
  • May 16 Richard Page, American singer and bassist (Mr Mister- "Broken Wings"; "Kyrie"), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • May 16 Rick Rhoden, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • May 17 George Johnson, rocker (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 17 Kathleen Sullivan, American newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 17 Nicholas Bacon, premier baronet of England
  • May 17 Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)
  • May 18 Helen Chadwick, English artist, born in Croydon, England (d. 1996)
  • May 18 (Feliciano) "Butch" Tavares, American R&B singer (Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • May 19 Henry Lascelles, English grandson of princess Mary
  • May 19 Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer
  • May 19 Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress (Dinner Ladies), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • May 19 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997)
  • May 19 Roddy Lorimer, Scottish session and touring trumpeter and flugelhorn player (Waterboys; Blur; Pete Townshend; Spiritualized; Dr. John), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 20 Robert Doyle, Australian politician
  • May 22 Stuart Elliott, British rock session drummer (Kate Bush; Alan Parsons Project; Al Stewart) born in London, England
  • May 22 John Edward Stevens, American bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • May 22 Doris Barnett, German politician, born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, West Germany
  • May 22 Cha Bum-Kun, South Korean footballer and manager, born in Hwaseong, South Korea
  • May 22 Paul Mariner, English soccer striker (35 caps; Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town, Arsenal, Portsmouth) and coach (Plymouth Argyle, Toronto FC), born in Farnworth, England (d. 2021)
  • May 23 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda (1993-94) and one of the 1st female political figures in Africa, born in Nyaruhengeri, Rwanda (d. 1994)
  • May 23 Rick Fenn, British rock guitarist (10cc - "I'm Not In Love"; "The Things We Do for Love"), born in Oxford, England
  • May 24 Alfred Molina, British actor (Spider Man 2, Frida, Chocolat), born in London, England
  • May 24 Nell Campbell [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 24 Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director (Billy Joel; Ringo Starr), and corporate entertainment provider born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 25 D. A. Weibring Jr, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2008), born in Quincy Illinois
  • May 25 Jane Priest, Prince Charles' lover, born in Perth, Australia
  • May 25 Rich Alves, American country guitarist (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Pleasanton, California
  • May 25 Eve Ensler, American playwright (The Vagina Monologues), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer, born in Chacabuco, Argentina
  • May 25 Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • May 25 Gaetano Scirea, Italian soccer defender (78 caps, FIFA World Cup 1982; Juventus 377 games), born in Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy (d. 1989)
  • May 26 Michael Portillo, British politician
  • May 26 Dan Roundfield, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • May 28 Arto Lindsay, American guitarist, composer (Lounge Lizards; Ambitious Lovers), and producer (Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Lucas Santtana), born in Richmond, Virginia

Person of interestDanny Elfman

May 29 Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter (Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science"), and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer (The Simspons Theme; Good Will Hunting; Tim Burton films), born in Los Angeles, California

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • May 29 Ranjy Nanan, West Indian cricket spin bowler (WI 1 Test; Trinidad & Tobago), born in Preysal, Trinidad
  • May 29 Rick Henderson, American singer (Mason Dixon - "Karen Comes Around"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • May 29 Karla DeVito, American stage and screen actress and singer, born in Mokena, Illionis
  • May 29 Big Daddy Graham [Edward Gudonis], American comedian, writer, actor, recording artist, and radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • May 30 Colm Meaney, actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • May 31 Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor
  • Jun 1 Diana Canova, American actress (Corrine-Soap), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jun 1 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)
  • Jun 2 Craig Stadler, American golfer (US Masters 1982), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 4 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Thunderclap Newman; Wings), born in Dumbarton, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • Jun 4 Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur (Huser), born in Shikama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Jun 4 Paul Samson [Sansom] British heavy metal and blues guitarist (Samson), born in Norwich, England (d. 2002)

Person of interestKathleen Kennedy

Jun 5 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park) President of Lucasfilm (2012-), born in Berkeley, California

Film Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
  • Jun 6 Ken Calvert, American politician (Rep-R-California 1993-), born in Corona, California
  • Jun 6 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician
  • Jun 7 Johnny Clegg, South African musician "The White Zulu", born in Bacup, Lancashire (d. 2019)
  • Jun 7 Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jun 10 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • Jun 11 Peter Bergman, American actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band), born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Jun 12 Jonathan "Rocky" Burnette, American rock and roll vocalist ("Tired of Toein' the Line"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jun 12 Allan Weiner, American pirate radio station owner, born in Yonkers, New York

Person of interestTim Allen

Jun 13 Tim Allen, Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • Jun 14 David Thomas, American singer and songwriter (Pere Ubu), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 14 Janet Mackey, New Zealand politician (Member of the New Zealand Parliament for East Coast), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestXi Jinping

Jun 15 Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (2012-) and President of the People's Republic of China (2013-), born in Beijing

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Jun 15 Raphael Wallfisch, British concert cellist, born in London, England
  • Jun 16 Ian Mosley, British drummer (Marillion - "Clutching At Straws"), born in Paddington, London, England
  • Jun 18 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band - "Boogie Shoes"), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Jun 19 Larry Dunn [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • Jun 20 Brian J Duffy, American USAF Major and astronaut (STS-45, -57, -72), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 20 Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player, born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • Jun 20 Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)

Person of interestBenazir Bhutto

Jun 21 Benazir Bhutto, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto
  • Jun 21 Charlie Moore Jr., American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 21 Robyn Douglass, American actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy), born in Sendai, Japan
  • Jun 21 Michael Bowen, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 21 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown), born in St. Andrew, Jamaica (d. 1999)
  • Jun 22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer ("Girls Just Want To Have Fun"; "Time After Time"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • Jun 23 Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Jun 23 Roberta Leighton, actress (Ginger-Days of Our Lives), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 24 Ivo Lill, Estonian artist
  • Jun 25 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 26 Ralph Ezell, American singer (Shenandoah - "Sunday in the South"), born in Union, Mississippi
  • Jun 26 Robert Davi, American actor (Die Hard; License to Kill), director (The Dukes), and singer ("Davi Sings Sinatra"), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 27 Kent Bostick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Jun 29 Billy Hinsche, American musician (Dino, Desi & Billy), born in Manila, the Philippines
  • Jun 29 Don Dokken, American heavy metal rocker (Dokken - "Alone Again"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 29 Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
  • Jun 30 Hal Lindes, American-English rock guitarist (Dire Straits, 1980-85), and film score composer, born in Monterey, California
  • Jul 1 Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland and godchild of Elizabeth II (d. 1995)
  • Jul 1 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
  • Jul 1 Mike Haynes, American NFL cornerback, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame, 9X Pro Bowl (New England Patriots; Los Angeles Raiders), born in Denison, Texas
  • Jul 2 Tony Armas, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Alynne Amkraut, American entertainer, born in Amityville, New York
  • Jul 3 Frank Tanana, American MLB pitcher (California Angels), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 6 Nanci Griffith, American singer ("From A Distance"), and songwriter ("Once in a Very Blue Moon"; "Love at the Five and Dime"), born in Seguin, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Jul 7 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • Jul 8 Jonathan Segal, American actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 9 Dave Camp, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Jul 9 Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 9 Thomas Ligotti, American author (Songs of a Dead Dreamer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 9 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 10 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, French author and L'Oréal heiress (richest woman in the world 2019-), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Person of interestLeon Spinks

Jul 11 Leon Spinks, American boxer (WBC, WBA heavyweight champion 1978; Olympic gold light heavyweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2021)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • Jul 11 Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)
  • Jul 11 Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Jul 13 Larry Gomes, dependable West Indian cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
  • Jul 13 Milica "Mila" Mulroney (née Pivnički), wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, born in Sarajevo, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia.
  • Jul 13 Violeta Dinescu, Romanian pianist, composer (Tabar), and music professor, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jul 14 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], American model, singer, and Playboy playmate (Nov 1974), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jul 15 Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
  • Jul 15 Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
  • Jul 15 John Denham, Seaton, Devon, England, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 16 Philece Sampler, American actress (Another World, 1987-89 -"Donna Love"; Days Of Our Lives, 1981-84 - "Renée"), and anime voice dubber, born in San Angelo, Texas (d.2021)
  • Jul 16 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 18 Peter Greenall, 4th Baron Daresbury, British aristocrat and businessman, born in Marylebone, London
  • Jul 18 Neil Stubenhaus, American session and touring bass guitarist, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut [1]
  • Jul 19 Howard Schultz, American businessman, CEO of Starbucks, born in New York City
  • Jul 20 Thomas Friedman, American journalist