On This Day

Famous People Born in 1954 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 739

  • Apr 20 Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachute, Canada
  • Apr 21 Dale Eggeling, American golfer (3 LPGA titles), born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • Apr 21 James Morrison [Paige], American actor (24, Twin Peaks), born in Bountiful, Utah
  • Apr 21 Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
  • Apr 22 Joseph Bottoms, American actor (Surfacing, Blind Date, Braker), born in Santa Barbara, California

Person of interestMichael Moore

Apr 23 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • Apr 24 Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • Apr 24 Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees - "Coming of Age"; Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • Apr 24 Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
  • Apr 24 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 25 Rob Crosby, American country singer ("She's a Natural"), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Apr 28 Ron Zook, American Football Coach
  • Apr 29 Shane Fontayne [Michael Barakan], British session and touring rock guitarist, and songwriter, born in London
  • Apr 29 Bill Paxon, American politician (Rep-R-New York 1989-99), born in Arkon, New York
  • Apr 29 Deborah Iyall, American artist and singer (Romeo Void), born in Soap Lake, Washington

Person of interestJerry Seinfeld

Apr 29 Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld, American comedian and actor (Seinfeld, Bee Movie), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • Apr 29 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • Apr 30 Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Apr 30 Jane Campion, New Zealand film director (The Piano), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 1 Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • May 1 Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 1 Taslim Arif, Pakistan cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; top score 210no v Aust 1980), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (d. 2008)
  • May 1 Joel Rosenberg, sci-fi author
  • May 2 Bulelani Ngcuka, South African attorney and leader (UDF), born in Middlerift, South Africa
  • May 2 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, born in Ohio (d. 1982)
  • May 3 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • May 4 Julie Budd, American singer ("Child of Plenty"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 4 Marilyn Martin, American singer-songwriter ("Separate Lives"), born in Tennessee
  • May 4 Pia Zadora [Schipani], American actress (Hairspray), and singer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • May 4 Doug Jones, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Alabama 2017-), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • May 5 Angelo Kimball, American rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 5 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 6 Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • May 6 Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician
  • May 7 Philippe Geluck, Belgian comedian and cartoonist, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • May 8 David Keith, actor (Back Roads, Firestarter), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • May 8 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • May 9 Balazs Taroczy, Hungarian tennis star
  • May 10 Jeff Apple, American film producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 10 Michael Hagerty, American actor (Overboard, Inspector Gadget), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 10 Anatoly Chukanov, Russian cyclist (Olympic gold Soviet Union team time trial 1976; UCI Road World C'ships gold 1977), born in Novospasovka, Rostov, Russia (d. 2021)
  • May 11 Edgar Riley Jr, American rock vocalist (Axe K)
  • May 11 Judith Weir, English composer (Master of the Queen's Music, 2014-present), born in Cambridge, England
  • May 11 John Gregory, English football manager
  • May 11 Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
  • May 13 Johnny Logan [Seán Sherrard], Irish celtic-pop singer and songwriter ("Hold Me Now"), born in Frankston, Australia
  • May 14 Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • May 15 Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
  • May 16 Janet Maw, actress (Sparrow, King John, Mayor of Casterbridge)
  • May 16 Dafydd "Dave" Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • May 16 Joseph Polchinski, American leading theoretical physicist (multiverse), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2018)
  • May 17 John Iles, dolby supervisor (Elephant Man, Richard III)
  • May 17 Michael Roberts, jockey
  • May 18 Wreckless Eric [Eric Goulden], British new wave rock singer-songwriter ("Whole Wide World"), born in Newhaven, England
  • May 18 Reinhold Heil, German composer, born in Schlüchtern, Germany
  • May 18 Jaques Morelenbaum, Brazilian cellist, arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • May 19 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 19 Phil Rudd, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 20 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russian doctor/cosmonaut
  • May 20 James Henderson, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas, 1975-79 - Ain't Life Grand), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • May 20 Guy Hoffman, American drummer (BoDeans, 1984-87; Violent Femmes, 1993-2002), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 20 David Paterson, American politician
  • May 20 Cindy Hensley McCain, American businesswoman, wife of politician John McCain, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 20 Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
  • May 21 Bill Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • May 21 Marina Langner, German beauty queen, Miss World runner-up (1975), born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • May 21 Marc Ribot, American guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 22 Jerry Dammers, British keyboardist (The Specials), born in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India
  • May 22 Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-born American electronic engineer (invented the Blue LED), born in Ikata, Japan
  • May 22 Aaron Rapoport, American photographer, and music album cover designer (Lionel Richie - Dancing on the Ceiling; Supertramp - Breakfast In America), born in San Mateo County, California
  • May 25 Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • May 26 Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • May 26 Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • May 27 Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1972)
  • May 27 Pauline Hanson, Australian politician
  • May 27 Jackie Slater, American football player
  • May 28 George E Mahlberg, American astronomer (Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson, California, 1974-78), movie actor, sound engineer, and DJ (Dr. Cosmo), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • May 28 John Tory, Canadian lawyer and politician (Mayor of Toronto, 2016-present), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 28 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist, born in Kazan, USSR (d. 1988)
  • May 29 Pankaj Kapoor, Indian actor (Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Raakh), born in Ludhiana, Punjab
  • May 29 Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), born in Troy, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • May 31 Paul Franklin, American session and touring steel guitarist (Barbara Mandrell; Vince Gill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 31 Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2000)
  • May 31 Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
  • May 31 Anders Hilborg, Swedish contemporary classical composer (Eleven Gates; Cold Heat) born in Sollentuna, Sweden
  • Jun 2 Michael Steele, rocker (Bangles - "Eternal Flame"; "Walk Like an Egyptian")
  • Jun 2 Dennis Haysbert, American actor (Allstate Insurance, The Unit), born in San Mateo, California
  • Jun 3 Dan Hill, Canadian pop singer and songwriter ("Sometimes When We Touch"; "Can't We Try"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 3 Wally Weir, Quebec ice hockey player
  • Jun 4 Scott Earl Holman, American jazz pianist, and composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 4 Mikey Dread [Michael Campbell], Jamaican reggae singer, producer, ("Rocker's Delight"), and broadcaster (BBC), born in. Port Antonio, Jamaica (d. 2008)
  • Jun 4 Raphael Ravenscroft, British session saxophone player (Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Street"; Maxine Nightingale; Roger Waters), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (d. 2014)
  • Jun 5 Peter Erskine, American jazz drummer (Weather Report, 1978-82; Jaco Pastorious, 1982-87; Bob Mintzer; Elaine Elias), born in Somers Point, New Jersey
  • Jun 5 Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden - "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter"), born in London, England
  • Jun 5 Phil Neale, English cricketer and coach, born in Scunthorpe
  • Jun 5 Nancy Stafford [Nancy Elizabeth], American actress (Joan-St Elsewhere, 1977 Miss Florida), born in Wilton Manors, Florida
  • Jun 5 Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor (Şahsiyet series, EastEnders), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • Jun 6 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 6 Cynthia Rylant, American author
  • Jun 7 Lui Passaglia, CFL place kicker (BC Lions), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 7 Louise Erdrich, American author (Love Medicine, The Bingo Palace), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Jun 8 Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister
  • Jun 9 Pete Byrne Bath, English rocker (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, Somerset
  • Jun 9 George Pérez, American comic book artist (The Avenger, Teen Titans), born in New York City
  • Jun 9 Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer (Wicked), born in Albany, New York
  • Jun 10 Richard "Rich" Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Jun 10 Raul Rekow, American percussionist and conguero (Santana, 1976-2013), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 11 Gary Fencik, American NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 11 John Dyson, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman), born in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 11 Johnny Neel, American musician, singer and songwriter (The Allman Brothers Band; Gov't Mule; Dickey Betts), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 12 Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jun 12 Neil Oatley, English engineer, born in Camberwell, London
  • Jun 13 (Robert) "Bo" Donaldson, American rock vocalist (The Heywoods - "Billy Don't Be a Hero"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 13 Daniel Seemiller, American table tennis player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 13 (Guillermo) "Jorge" Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Malo - "Suavecito"), born in Autlán de Navarro (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland), born in Stowięcino, Poland (d. 2011)
  • Jun 13 Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer and singer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 13 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist (Minister of Finance 2011-15), born in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
  • Jun 14 Will Patton, American actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jun 15 James Belushi, American comedian (Saturday Night Live, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 15 Terri Gibbs, American blind country music singer ("Somebody's Knockin'"), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 15 Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan hotel manager
  • Jun 15 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (Olympic Gold 1972), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1996)
  • Jun 16 Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays")
  • Jun 16 Jeffrey S Ashby, astronaut (sk: STS 85), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 16 Doane Perry, American musician, composer, and author (Jethro Tull), born in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York
  • Jun 17 Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 18 William Beard, American session and touring rock drummer (Face To Face; Sessions Americana), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 19 Jim Cooper, (Rep-D-TN, 1983- )
  • Jun 19 Michael O'Brien, British MP
  • Jun 19 Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • Jun 19 "Taz" Tasmanian Devil, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson and Warren Foster, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Devil May Hare"
  • Jun 20 Alan Lamb, South African/British cricket player (79 tests for England), born in Langebaanweg, Cape Province
  • Jun 20 Michael Anthony [Sobolewski], American rock bassist/singer (Van Halen - "Pretty Woman"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 20 Ilan Ramon, Israeli combat pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • Jun 21 Anne Kirkbride, English actress (Deidre-Coronation Street), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 21 Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jun 21 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 21 Müjde Ar, Turkish film actress, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jun 21 Mark Kimmitt, American Army general, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2008-9), born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Jun 21 Robert Menasse, Austrian writer (Die Vertreibung aus der Hölle), born in Vienna
  • Jun 22 Amparo Munoz, Spanish Miss Universe (1974), born in Malgra, Spain
  • Jun 22 Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • Jun 22 Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Jun 22 Chris Lemmon, American actor (Wishmaster, Duet), born in Los Angeles, California [or Jan 22]
  • Jun 22 Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (Chico & the Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 David Paich, American rock keyboardist (Toto - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 25 John C. Kimmel, American horse trainer, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jun 25 Lina Romay, Spanish actress (Conan the Barbarian), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • Jun 25 Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker (Hitler's Grave), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Jun 25 Sonia Sotomayor, American judge (1st woman of color on the US Supreme Court 2009-), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 28 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), born in Edinburgh (d. 2016)
  • Jun 28 Alice Krige, South African actress (Chariots of Fire, Ladykiller), born in Upington, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Jun 28 Ava Barber, American country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jun 29 Rick Honeycutt, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jun 30 Bryn Burrows, British rock drummer (Fabulous Poodles - "Mirror Star"), born in England
  • Jun 30 Pierre Charles, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica, born in Grand Bay, Dominica (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Serzh Sargsyan, Armenian politician, President of Armenia (2008-18), born in Stepanakert, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
  • Jul 1 Khalid Hasan, Pakistani cricket leg-spin bowler (1 Test; 16 years, 352 days, then youngest Test player), born in Peshawar, Pakistan (d. 2013)
  • Jul 1 Mike Reid, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2005, The Tradition 2009), born in Bainbridge, Maryland
  • Jul 1 Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 1 Randall Hall, American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1987-94), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 2 Wendy Schaal, American actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 4 Jim Beattie, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Jul 4 Chang-dong Lee, South Korean filmmaker and novelist (Secret Sunshine, Poetry), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Jul 5 John Wright, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92), born in Darfield, New Zealand
  • Jul 5 Leni Björklund, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence, 2002-06), born in Örebro, Sweden
  • Jul 5 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 Allyce Beasley, American actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 James Kiberd, American actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving, All My Children), born in Providence, Rhode Island

Person of interestWillie Randolph

Jul 6 Willie Randolph, MLB second baseman and manager (NY Mets), born in Holly Hill, South Carolina

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • Jul 7 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 9 Debbie Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestAndre Dawson

Jul 10 Andre Dawson, American MLB outfielder (Expos, Cubs, 1987 NL MVP), born in Miami, Florida

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Jul 10 Gene Holder, American musician (the dBs)
  • Jul 10 Neil Tennant, English singer and songwriter (Pet Shop Boy-West End Girl), born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • Jul 10 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • Jul 11 Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 12 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer, born in Salzgitter, Germany
  • Jul 13 David Thompson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 13 Louise Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jul 13 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • Jul 13 Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
  • Jul 13 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • Jul 14 Jos Zoomer, Dutch rock drummer (Vandenberg), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 14 R. Sarathkumar, Indian actor (Nattamai), director and politician, born in New Delhi, India
  • Jul 15 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Olympic 20-1996)
  • Jul 16 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American activist and politician, born in Eldorado, Illinois

Person of interestAngela Merkel

Jul 17 Angela Merkel, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (2005-), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Jul 17 J. Michael Straczynski, American television screenwriter, producer, comic book writer and director (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Changeling), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 17 Eduardo Romero, Argentine golfer (Tradition 2006, US Senior Open 2008), born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Jul 18 Imtiaz Ali, West Indian cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976), born in Maraval, Trinidad
  • Jul 18 Ricky Skaggs, American country singer ("Heartbroke"; "Toy Hearts"), born in Cordell, Kentucky
  • Jul 18 Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jul 18 Tobias Picker, American composer (Emmeline), born in New York City
  • Jul 19 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist and foreign affairs editor (Chronicles), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jul 20 Jay Jay French [Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 20 Moira Harris, American stage and screen actress (Steppenwolf Theater; One More Saturday Night), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Jul 22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist (Return To Forever; Elegant Gypsy), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jul 22 Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor