On This Day

Famous People Born in 1954 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 739 of 739

  • Nov 1 Chris Morris, Britsh rock guitarist and singer (Paper Lace - "The Night Chicago Died"), born in Nottingham, England)
  • Nov 2 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, TV personality (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 3 Adam Ant [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker ("Goody Two Shoes"; "Antmusic"), born in London
  • Nov 3 Godzilla, Japanese monster (Godzilla)
  • Nov 3 Kevin P Chilton, American General, test pilot and NASA astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Brigitte Lin, Taiwanese actress (Red Dust, Swordsman II), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 4 Chris Difford, British lyricist, guitarist and vocalist (Squeeze - "Black Coffee In Bed"; "Tempted"), born in Greenwich, London
  • Nov 4 Aleksandr Aksinin, Russian athlete (Olympic gold, 4×100m relay 1980; bronze 1976), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Nov 5 Alvin Gentry, American basketball head coach (New Orleans Pelicans 2015-19; Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • Nov 5 Alejandro Sabella, Argentine soccer midfielder (8 caps; River Plate, Sheffield United, Estudiantes) and manager (Argentina 2011-14), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • Nov 6 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 7 Kamal Haasan, Indian actor (Vishwaroopam), born in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
  • Nov 7 Pat Lupo, American rock bassist (Beaver Brown Band, 1972-94 - "On The Dark Side"; "Tough All Over"), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2021)
  • Nov 8 Rickie Lee Jones, American singer-songwriter ("Chuck E's In Love"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 David Bret, British biographer and broadcaster, born in Paris
  • Nov 8 Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director (2003-05), born in Guymon, Oklahoma
  • Nov 8 Kazuo Ishiguro, British author (An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans), born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Nov 8 Jeanette McGruder, American singer (P Funk; Brides of Funkenstein), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 8 Ricky Lawson, American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Nov 9 Dennis Stratton, British rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London
  • Nov 9 Sue Upton, English actress (The Benny Hill Show) and dancer, born in Chadwell Heath, Essex, England
  • Nov 10 Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), born in Fuengirola, Spain (d. 1992)
  • Nov 10 Mario Cipollina, American rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News), born in San Rafael, California
  • Nov 10 Hartwig Gauder, German race walker (Olympic gold men's 50k walk 1980), born in Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Nov 11 Gail Marquis, American basketball WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • Nov 11 Mary Gaitskill, American writer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Nov 12 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • Nov 12 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
  • Nov 12 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, born in Bombay, India (d. 2018)
  • Nov 13 Chris Noth, American actor (Law and Order, The Good Wife), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 13 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • Nov 14 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist and 5-time Tour de France winner, born in Yffiniac, France
  • Nov 14 Yanni [Chryssomallis], Greek new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance), born in Kalamata, Greece

Person of interestCondoleezza Rice

Nov 14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • Nov 15 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • Nov 15 Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Białogard Poland, politician and President of Poland (1995-2005)
  • Nov 15 Mitch Easter, American record producer (REM), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 15 Tony Thompson, American session and touring drummer (Chic; LaBelle; The Power Station), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Nov 16 Andrea Barrett, American novelist (Servants of the Map), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddie for Hall of Fame golfer Tom Watson (d. 2004)
  • Nov 16 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • Nov 17 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Nov 17 Jorge Hernández, Cuban boxer Olympic gold light flyweight 1976; World C'ship gold 1974, 78), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2019)
  • Nov 18 John Parr, British pop singer (St. Elmo's Fire), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Nov 18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • Nov 18 Carter Burwell, American film composer (Coen Brothers films, Twilight Saga), born in New York City
  • Nov 19 Annette Guest, American pop singer (First Choice - "Smarty Pants"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 19 Kathleen Quinlan, California, actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
  • Nov 19 Tom Scheckel, American rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 19 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, 6th President of Egypt (2014-present), born in Zagazig, Cairo
  • Nov 20 Frank Marino, Canadian rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 20 Steve Dahl, American radio host, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM), born in Pasadena, California
  • Nov 20 Berit Andnor, Swedish politician, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Nov 20 Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league centre (24 Tests; NSW; Cronulla-Sutherland), born in Gold Coast, Australia (d. 2006)
  • Nov 21 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • Nov 22 Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, Prime Minister (2016-2018), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 23 Bruce Hornsby, American pop, rock, and bluegrass, singer-songwriter, and piano player (The Way It Is), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Nov 23 Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
  • Nov 23 Ken Schrom, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • Nov 24 Emir Kusturica, Serbian-French film maker (When Father Was Away on Business; Black Cat, White Cat), and punk rock bassist (No Smoking), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Nov 26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist (Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 26 Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan founder and leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, born in Valvettithurai, Dominion of Ceylon (d. 2009)
  • Nov 27 Patricia McPherson, American actress (Knight Rider), born in Oak Harbor, Washington
  • Nov 27 Kimmy Robertson, American actress (Lucy Moran in TV series Twin Peaks), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 29 Joel Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Nov 30 George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne
  • Nov 30 June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So excited)
  • Nov 30 Simonetta Stefanelli, Italian Actress (The Godfather)
  • Dec 1 Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)
  • Dec 1 François Van der Elst, Belgian soccer winger (44 caps; Anderlecht, West Ham Utd), born in Opwijk, Belgium (d. 2017)
  • Dec 2 Dan Butler, American actor (Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier), born in Huntington, Indiana
  • Dec 2 Danielle Alexander, American country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 2 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank), born in Tegelen, Netherlands
  • Dec 2 Stone Phillips, American news host (NBC Dateline), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Dec 2 Rob Mounsey, American session pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Berea, Ohio
  • Dec 3 Paul Gregg, American country bassist singer (Restless Heart - Big Dreams In A Small Town), born in Altus, Oklahoma
  • Dec 3 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • Dec 4 Tony Todd, American actor and producer (Platoon), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 6 Chris Stamey, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Dec 6 Miles Chapin, American actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 7 Bertín Osborne, Italian entertainer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Dec 7 Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Italian entertainer, born in Agrigento, Italy
  • Dec 7 Julie Halston, American actress (Juror, Drunks, Addams Family Values), born in Suffolk County, New York
  • Dec 7 Mike Nolan, Irish singer (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Dec 7 Mark Hofmann, American forger, bomber and convicted murderer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dec 8 Harold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
  • Dec 9 Herman Finkers, Dutch comedian, born in Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Dec 9 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American Clavé), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Dec 9 Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg politician, President of the European Commission (2014-), born in Redange, Luxembourg
  • Dec 9 Jack Sonni , American guitarist (Dire Straits, 1984-88), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 10 Jack Hues, English musician (Wang Chung), born in Gillingham, Kent, England
  • Dec 10 Geoff Deane, British pop singer (Modern Romance), born in London
  • Dec 11 Bradley Bryant, American golfer (US Senior Open 2007), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Dec 11 Jermaine Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "Let's Get Serious"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Dec 11 Sylvester Clarke, West Indian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 42 wickets), born in Christ Church, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • Dec 11 Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic musician, born in Iceland
  • Dec 11 Santiago Creel, Mexican politician (Secretary of the Interior), born in Mexico City
  • Dec 11 Brad Bryant, American golfer (US Senior Open 2007), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Dec 11 Vicki Randle, American singer-songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 12 Liz Claman, American television anchor (Countdown to the Closing Bell), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Dec 13 John Anderson, American country singer and actor (I've Got a Feelin', Money in the Bank), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Dec 13 Steve Forbert, American musician (Romeo's Tune), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Dec 13 Tamora Pierce, American author of fantasy fiction (The Song of the Lioness), born in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 14 Alan Kulwicki, American auto racer and owner (NASCAR Winston Cup drivers' and owners' champion 1992), born in Greenfield, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • Dec 14 Eva Mattes, Austrian-German actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva), born in Tegernsee, Germany
  • Dec 14 Ib Andersen, Danish ballet dancer, born in Copenhagen
  • Dec 14 Steve MacLean, Canadian astronaut (STS 52), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dec 14 James Horan, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 15 Alex Cox, director (Repo Man)
  • Dec 15 Justin Ross, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 16 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Dec 18 Ray Liotta, actor (Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 20 Michael Badalucco, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 20 Sandra Cisneros, American writer, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestChris Evert

Dec 21 Chris Evert, American tennis player (18 Gram Slam singles titles), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 22 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's), born in Cotton Ground, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Dec 22 Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader, born in Durban, South Africa
  • Dec 22 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver, born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 23 Brian Teacher, American tennis player (Australian Open 1980), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 25 Annie Lennox, Scottish vocalist (Eurythmics - "Sweet Dreams"; solo - "Why"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Dec 25 Robin Campbell, British reggae vocalist andguitarist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"),born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 25 Steve Wariner, American country singer (Small Town Girl), born in Noblesville, Indiana

Person of interestJoaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

Dec 25 Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Mexican drug lord and escape artist, born in La Tuna, Sinaloa, Mexico (or April 4th, 1957)

Person of interestOzzie Smith

Dec 26 Ozzie Smith, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All-Star; 13 x Gold Glove Award; World Series 1982; NL Silver Slugger Award 1987; NLCS MVP 1985; SD Padres, St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama

Baseball Player Ozzie Smith
Baseball Player
Ozzie Smith
  • Dec 26 Peter Woods, American rock guitarist (Romeo Void - '"A Girl in Trouble")
  • Dec 26 Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
  • Dec 26 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 26 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 26 Palmolive [Paloma Romero McLardy] Spanish-British punk rock drummer and songwriter (The Slits, The Raincoats), born in Melilla, Spain
  • Dec 26 Peter Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, philanthropist and son of Sir Edmund Hillary, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestDenzel Washington

Dec 28 Denzel Washington, American actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • Dec 28 Tony Rosato, Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), born in Naples, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Dec 29 Glenn Myernick, American soccer player & coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Dec 29 Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Get Used To It"), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2003)
  • Dec 29 Prince Takamado of Japan, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2002)
  • Dec 29 John "JR" Robinson, American session drummer appearing on over 50 Grammy winning recordings, born in Creston, Iowa
  • Dec 31 Alex Salmond, Scottish politician (Scottish National Party) First Minister of Scotland (2007-14), born in Linlithgow, Scotland
  • Dec 31 Hermann Tilke, German racing circuit architect, born in Olpe, Germany