On This Day

Famous People Born in 1953 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 726

  • Jul 21 Eric Bazilian, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (The Hooters - "All You Zombies"; "And We Danced"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
  • Jul 22 Brian Howe, British rock singer (Bad Company, 1986-93 - "This Love"; "Holy Water"), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2020)

Person of interestGraham Gooch

Jul 23 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch

Person of interestNajib Razak

Jul 23 Najib Razak, Malaysian politician (Prime Minister of Malaysia, 2009-2018), born in Kuala Lipis, Malaya

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • Jul 23 Chris Pinnick, American session and touring guitarist (Chicago; Herb Alpert), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Jul 24 Jon Faddis, American jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 24 Steve Grogan, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • Jul 24 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • Jul 26 Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 27 Wim van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • Jul 27 Yahoo Serious [Greg Gomez Pead], Australian comedian, born in Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 28 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Person of interestGeddy Lee

Jul 29 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Singer-Songwriter
Geddy Lee
  • Jul 29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Jul 29 Tim Gunn, American television and fashion personality (Project Runway), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 30 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 31 Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2018)
  • Jul 31 Jimmy Cook, South African cricket opening batsman (3 Tests), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal
  • Jul 31 Ted Baillieu, Australian Politician, Premier of Victoria (2010-13), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jul 31 James Read, American actor (North and South), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 1 Robert Cray, American blues singer and songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Aug 2 Butch Patrick [Patrick Alan Lilley], American actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters), born in Inglewood, California
  • Aug 3 Ian Bairnson, Scottish musician (Alan Parsons Project; Kate Bush), born in Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Aug 4 Michael Harris, American trumpet and flugelhorn player (The Phenix Horns - Earth, Wind & Fire; Phil Collins)
  • Aug 5 Samantha Sang [Cheryl Lau Sang], Australian pop singer (Emotion), born in Melbourne
  • Aug 6 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • Aug 6 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • Aug 7 Anne Fadiman, American writer, born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 8 "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)

Person of interestNigel Mansell

Aug 8 Nigel Mansell, British auto racer (World F1 champion 1992, Indy Car 1993), born in Upton-upon-Severn, England

Auto Racer Nigel Mansell
Auto Racer
Nigel Mansell
  • Aug 8 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 8 Lloyd Austin, American general, 1st black Secretary of Defense (2021-), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Aug 10 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer

Person of interestHulk Hogan

Aug 11 Hulk Hogan [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

  • Aug 11 Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • Aug 13 Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgarian economist, Head of the IMF (2019-), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Aug 14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 14 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author, born in Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Aug 16 Catlin O'Heaney, American actress (Snow White-Charmings), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • Aug 16 James "J.T." Taylor, American R&B singer (Kool & The Gang - "Ladies' Night"; "Celebration"; "Joanna"), born in Laurens, South Carolina
  • Aug 16 Kathie Lee Gifford, American TV presenter (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Today show), born in Paris, France,
  • Aug 16 Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Rowlands, British rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen), born in Wednesfield, England
  • Aug 17 Robert Thirsk, Canadian astronaut (STS 78), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Aug 17 Judith Regan, American book publisher, born in Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Louie Gohmert, American politician, born in Pittsburg, Texas
  • Aug 19 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer (Caro diario), born in Bruneck, Italy
  • Aug 19 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • Aug 20 Peter Horton, American actor (Gary-30 Something), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • Aug 21 Ivan Stang, American writer and filmmaker (Church of the SubGenius), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 22 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager, born in Melrose, Minnesota
  • Aug 23 Bobby Gubby, English rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Aug 23 Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14), born in Büdesheim, Germany
  • Aug 24 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist, born in Washington, D.C.

  • Aug 27 Alex Lifeson [Živojinović], Serbian-Canadian rock guitarist (Rush - "Limelight"), born in n Fernie, British Columbia
  • Aug 27 Peter Stormare, Swedish-born actor
  • Aug 29 Rick Downey, American rock drummer and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult, 1981-85)
  • Aug 29 James Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist
  • Aug 29 Speedy Gonzales, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Cat-Tails for Two"
  • Aug 30 Robert Parish, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (Boston Celtics; 9-time NBA All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 30 Ron George, American politician (Member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Aug 31 Marcia Clark [Kleks], LA DA (O.J. Simpson Case), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 31 Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
  • Aug 31 György Károly, Hungarian author
  • Sep 1 Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • Sep 1 Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • Sep 1 Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • Sep 2 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • Sep 2 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
  • Sep 2 John Zorn, American jazz and avant garde musician and composer, born in New York City
  • Sep 3 Munir H. Habib, Syrian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
  • Sep 3 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director (Amelie), born in Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Sep 4 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, American actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York City, New York
  • Sep 4 Michael Stean, English chess grandmaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Sep 5 Paulie Carmen, American rock vocalist (Champaign), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Sep 6 Katherine Cannon, American actress (Father Murphy, Survivors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sep 6 Mohamed Kedir, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Ethiopia
  • Sep 7 Ben Bossi, American rock saxophonist (Romeo Void), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 7 Michael Byron, American classical composer (Tidal), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Sep 9 Alisher B Usmanov, Russian business magnate and investor, born in Chust, Uzbekistan
  • Sep 10 Amy Irving, American actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 11 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Sep 11 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality, born in London
  • Sep 11 Renée Geyer, Australian singer (It's A Man's Man's World, Stares and Whispers), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 12 John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Cranesville, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 12 Nancy "Nan" Goldin, American photographer (The Ballad of Sexual Dependency), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 13 Taryn Power, American actress and the youngest daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer, born in Yancey Mills, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Sep 14 Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 15 Pat Barrett, Canadian pop and doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Sep 16 Jerry Pate, American golfer (US Open 1976; 8 PGA Tour titles), born in Macon, Georgia
  • Sep 16 Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 16 Gene Taylor, American politician (Rep-D-Mississippi), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 16 Lenny Clarke, American actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 16 Nancy Huston, Canadian novelist (Cantique des plaines) and essayist, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Sep 17 Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
  • Sep 17 Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • Sep 18 Betsy Boze, American academic (9th president of The College of The Bahamas), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Sep 18 Gerald Custer, American choral conductor and composer (I Kiss My Hand to the Stars), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 21 John Mengatti, American actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 21 Sunny Johnson, American actress (Flashdance), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 1984)
  • Sep 22 Richard Fairbrass, English singer and bassist (Right Said Fred), born in Kingston upon Thames, England

  • Sep 22 Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • Sep 22 Geoff Gilpin, American author
  • Sep 25 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon), born in London, England
  • Sep 26 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer, born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland
  • Sep 26 Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician, born in Jēkabpils, Latvia
  • Sep 27 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 27 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • Sep 27 Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2012)
  • Sep 27 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sep 27 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • Sep 27 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • Sep 28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Sep 29 Drake Hogestyn, American actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana
  • Sep 29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian filmmaker (Leola; Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • Sep 29 Warren Cromartie, baseball player
  • Sep 30 Deborah Allen, American country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 30 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • Oct 1 Grete Waitz, Norwegian long distance athlete (9 x NYC Marathon titles; World C'ship gold 1983; 5 x gold World Cross Country; WR x 4), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)
  • Oct 1 John Hegley, British poet
  • Oct 2 Ernest Bai Koroma, Sierra Leonean politician, President of Sierra Leone (2007-), born in Makeni, Sierra Leone
  • Oct 4 Gil "The Bird" Moore, Canadian rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 4 Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
  • Oct 4 Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss new-age harpist (Down to the Moon), born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Oct 5 James Lascelles, British grandson of English princess Mary, born in Bayswater, London

  • Oct 5 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • Oct 5 Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 6 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • Oct 7 Christopher Norris, American actress (Summer of '42, Eat My Dust), born in New York City, New York
  • Oct 7 Tico Torres, American rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always), born in New York
  • Oct 8 Ricky Lee Phelps, American singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett"), born in Paragould, Arkansas
  • Oct 8 Robert Saxton, British classical composer (The Circle of Light; Caritas), born in London
  • Oct 9 Hank Pfister, American tennis star, born in Bakersfield, California
  • Oct 9 Tony Shalhoub, American actor (Wings, Monk, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Oct 10 Gus Williams, American NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Oct 10 Midge Ure, Scottish rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 11 David Morse, American actor (St Elsewhere, House, Inside Moves), born in Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Oct 12 Serge Lepeltier, French politician, born in Le Veurdre, Allier, France
  • Oct 13 Bill Schuette, American lawyer and politician (53rd Attorney General of Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan

Person of interestPat Day

Oct 13 Pat Day, American jockey who won $298m in career purses, born in Brush, Colorado

Jockey Pat Day
Jockey
Pat Day
  • Oct 14 Greg Evigan, American actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • Oct 14 Marcel Zeeuw, Surinamese soldier (coup 1982), born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 2015)
  • Oct 14 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981), born in Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
  • Oct 14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Oct 15 Larry Miller, American comedian and actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 15 Tito Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Oct 15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 16 Martha Smith, American actress (Animal House) and model (Playboy playmate July 1973), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 16 Susan Pedersen, American 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Oct 16 Tony Carey, American rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Rainbow; Planet P Project), born in Watsonville, California

  • Oct 16 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer

Person of interestKeith Hernandez

Oct 20 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Oct 20 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Oct 21 Charlotte Caffey, American rock guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist (The Go-Go's - "We Got The Beat"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 21 Eleonora Giorgi, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 21 Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
  • Oct 21 Peter Mandelson, British politician
  • Oct 22 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • Oct 23 Pauline Black [Belinda Magnus], English ska singer (Selecter -"On My Radio"), born in Romford, East London
  • Oct 24 Billy Thomas, American singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You), born in Fort Meyers, Florida
  • Oct 24 James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • Oct 24 Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • Oct 25 Mark McNulty, Irish-Zimbabwean golfer (The Tradition 2007; 16 European Tour titles), born in Bindura, Zimbabwe
  • Oct 25 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Piqua, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Jennifer Roberson, American sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 26 Julian Keith Strickland, American drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Oct 26 Lauren Tewes, American actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 26 Rosa Monckton, English businesswoman and notable charity fundraiser, born in Westminster, London
  • Oct 27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 27 Peter Firth, English actor (Equus, Lifeforce, Tess), born in Bradford, England
  • Oct 27 Robert Picardo, American actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • Oct 28 Mark James, British golfer (Senior Players Championship 2004), born in Manchester, England

Person of interestDenis Potvin

Oct 29 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman (NY Islanders - Norris trophy), born in Vanier, Ontario

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Oct 30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16), born in Moscow, Russia

  • Oct 30 Charles Martin Smith, American actor (American Graffiti, Never Cry Wolf), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Oct 30 Kathleen Cody, American actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 30 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch-American (Rep-R-Michigan), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • Oct 30 Desmond Fitzgerald, Irish medical doctor and President of the University of Limerick, born in Dublin
  • Oct 31 John Lucas, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Oct 31 Michael J. Anderson, American actor (The Man from Another Place), born in Denver, Coloroda
  • Nov 1 Michael Zaslow, American actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1998)
  • Nov 1 Jan Davis, American astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85), born in Cocoa Beach, Florida
  • Nov 2 Rick Meagher, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL Frank J. Selke Trophy 1990; St. Louis Blues captain), born in Belleville, Ontario
  • Nov 3 Kate Capshaw [Nail], American actress (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov 3 Dennis Miller, American comedian/TV host (SNL, Dennis Miller Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 3 Kathy Kinney, American actress (Drew Carey Show), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Nov 3 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Gutierrez, American politician (35th United States Secretary of Commerce 2005-09), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 4 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian auto racer (North American Formula Atlantic Champion 1980–81; Can-Am Champion 1983), born in Berthierville, Quebec
  • Nov 4 Marvel Williamson, American educator, born in Holton, Kansas
  • Nov 5 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino judge (suspended from the Philippine judiciary in 2006 due to mental illness), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Nov 5 Joyce Maynard, American journalist and novelist (Labor Day), born in Durham, New Hampshire
  • Nov 7 Lucinda Green, English equestrian (Olympic silver 1984), born in Andover, Hampshire, England