Famous People Born in 1955

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  • Jan 1 LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1983; AL wins leader 1982-83; Chicago White Sox), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Jan 1 Mary Beard, English classical scholar (University of Cambridge), born in Much Wenlock, England
  • Jan 2 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • Jan 4 Kathy Forester, American country singer (Forester Sisters - "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • Jan 4 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jan 5 Mamata Banerjee, Indian politician (Chief Minister of West Bengal 2011-), born in Calcutta, India
  • Jan 6 Chantal Langlacé, French runner (women's marathon & 100k world records), born in Amiens, France

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson (67 years old)

Jan 6 English comedian and actor (Mr Bean; Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England

  • Jan 6 Sandra Bernhard, American actress (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jan 7 Bruce Kaphan, American recording engineer, composer, session (American Music Club) and new age music (Hybrid) pedal steel guitar player, born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 8 Mike Reno [Ryanoski], Canadian rock vocalist (Loverboy - "Working For The Weekend"), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Jan 8 Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer, born in Patras, Greece
  • Jan 9 J. K. Simmons, American actor (Whiplash), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Jan 9 Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 10 Luci Martin, American vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jan 10 Michael Schenker, German heavy metal guitarist (MSG; UFO; Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • Jan 12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 13 Fred White, American drummer (Earth Wind & Fire, 1974-84 - "Shining Star"; "September"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 13 Jay McInerney, American novelist (Bright Lights, Big City), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 13 Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter (The Messengers), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Jan 13 Titus M Mafolo, South African journalist/ANC-leader
  • Jan 13 Trevor Rabin, South African-American rock guitarist (Yes, 1983-94 - "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"), and film score composer (National Treasure), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jan 15 Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 16 Jerry M. Linenger, American astronaut (STS 81/84), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jan 17 Kazumasa Akiyama, Japanese jazz-fusion guitarist (Dig My Style), born in Tokyo
  • Jan 17 Steve Earle, American roots-rock singer-songwriter (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 18 Frankie Knuckles {Francis Warren Nicholls, Jr.], American DJ and record producer who popularized house music in Chicago during the 1980s, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jan 18 Hans van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1982)

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner (67 years old)

Jan 18 American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 18 Mable Fergerson, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 19 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor & comedian, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 19 Simon Rattle, English orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Hiromi Ōta, Japanese pop singer (Momen no handkerchief), born in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 20 Joe Doherty, Irish IRA activist (jailed in US), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Jan 20 Wyatt Knight, American actor (d. 2011)
  • Jan 21 Jeff Koons, American artist (balloon animals), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
  • Jan 22 John Wesley Shipp, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jan 22 Thomas David Jones, United States astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 22 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 23 Reginald Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 23 Ruth Haring, American chess player & president of the US Chess Federation, born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • Jan 24 James Montgomery, American swimmer (1976 Olympics 3 golds), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25 Toru Iwatani, Japanese video game designer (Pac-Man), born in Meguro, Tokyo

Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen (1955-2020)

Jan 26 Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"; "Jump"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Jan 26 Lucia Mendez, Mexican actress and singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Jan 27 Alexander Stuart, British author
  • Jan 27 Brian Engblom, Canadian NHL hockey player, 1975-87 (Montreal Canadiens, and 4 other teams), and TV broadcaster, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jan 27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 27 Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
  • Jan 27 Richard Young, American country singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Jan 28 Dan Higgins, American session saxophone and woodwind player, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Nicolas SarkozyNicolas Sarkozy (67 years old)

Jan 28 23rd President of France (2007-12), born in Paris, France

  • Jan 29 John Tate, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • Jan 30 Curtis Strange, American golfer (US Open 1988-89), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jan 30 Judith Tarr, American sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica), born in Augusta, Maine

Virginia RuziciVirginia Ruzici (67 years old)

Jan 31 Romanian Tennis Star (1978 French Open champion), born in Campia Turzii, Romania

  • Feb 1 Kate Ashbrook, British general secretary of the Open Spaces Society
  • Feb 1 Virginia Leng, British equestrian rider (World C'ship individual 1986; Olympic silver x 2, bronze x 2 1984, 88), born in Malta
  • Feb 2 Michael Talbott, American actor (Stan-Miami Vice), born in Waverly, Iowa
  • Feb 3 Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
  • Feb 3 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
  • Feb 4 Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister
  • Feb 5 Debra Jo Fondren, American model & actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Mike Heath, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Feb 6 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 7 Charlie Puleo, American MLB pitcher (NY Mets, Atlanta Braves), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • Feb 7 Kathy Flores, American rugby union coach (United States women's team 2002-11; Brown University), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Feb 7 Rolf Benirschke, American NFL place kicker and TV game show host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 8 Ethan Phillips, American actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager), born in Garden City, New York
  • Feb 8 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), born in Montebello, California (d. 2018)

John GrishamJohn Grisham (67 years old)

Feb 8 American writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief), born in Jonesboro, Arkansas

  • Feb 8 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • Feb 9 Charles Shaughnessy, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny), born in London, England
  • Feb 9 Jim J. Bullock, American actor (Monroe-Too Close for Comfort), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • Feb 10 Chris Adams, British pro wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)

Greg NormanGreg Norman (67 years old)

Feb 10 Australian golfer (British Open 1986, 93), born in Mount Isa, Queensland

  • Feb 10 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • Feb 10 Lusia Harris, American Basketball HOF center (AIAW C'ship & MVP 1975–77, Delta State University; Olympic silver 1976), born in Minter City, Mississippi (d. 2022)
  • Feb 12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Chet Lemon [Chester Earl Lemon], American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Feb 12 Daniele Masala, Italian pentathlete (Olympics 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • Feb 13 Jan de Ligt, Dutch pop-rock saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets; Gruppo Sportivo), born in The Netherlands
  • Feb 13 Joe Birkett, American lawyer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy - "Working for the Weekend"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • Feb 14 Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (Marvel Comics) (d. 1991)
  • Feb 14 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • Feb 14 Jeremy Lascelles, British grandson of English princess Mary
  • Feb 14 Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler, born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Feb 14 Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 15 Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
  • Feb 15 Christopher McDonald, American actor
  • Feb 15 Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
  • Feb 15 Hugh Padgham, British record producer and audio engineer (Phil Collins; The Police; Spandau Ballet), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Feb 16 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 16 Hunt Block, American actor
  • Feb 16 Jeff Clayton, American session and touring jazz saxophonist and composer (Groove Shop), born in Venice, California (d. 2020) [1]

Mo YanMo Yan (67 years old)

Feb 17 Chinese novelist and nobel laureate (Red Sorghum Clan, The Republic of Wine), born in Gaomi, Shandong, China

  • Feb 18 Miles Tredinnick, English playwright, born in Warrington, United Kingdom
  • Feb 18 Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Saint-Sulpice, Canada
  • Feb 18 Tim Hankinson, American soccer coach (Alabama A&M, Syracuse University; Tampa Bay Mutiny, Colorado Rapids), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2022)
  • Feb 19 Jeff Daniels, American actor (Dumb & Dumber, Speed, The Newsroom), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Feb 20 Néstor Montelongo, Uruguayan soccer utility (36 caps; Montevideo Wanderers, Peñarol, Nacional, Racing), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2021)

Kelsey GrammerKelsey Grammer (67 years old)

Feb 21 American actor, comedian, director and activist ("Frasier Crane" in Cheers and Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands

  • Feb 22 Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Feb 23 Howard Jones, British rock pianist, and singer-songwriter (Things Can Only Get Better), born in Southampton, England

Alain ProstAlain Prost (67 years old)

Feb 24 French Formula One racing driver (Championships: 85, 86, 89, 93), born in Lorette, France

  • Feb 24 Bob Abrams, American rocker (Buckinghams), born in Ohio

Steve JobsSteve Jobs (1955-2011)

Feb 24 American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, born in San Francisco, California

  • Feb 25 Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
  • Feb 26 Rupert Keegan, English Formula One racing car driver, born in Essex, England
  • Feb 27 Garry Christian, British soul singer (The Christians - "Words"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Peter Christopherson, British rock musician (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), commercial & music video director, born in Leeds, United Kingdom (d. 2010)
  • Feb 28 Adrian Dantley, NBA forward (Olympic gold 1976, Utah Jazz), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 28 Gilbert Gottfried, American stand-up comedian, and actor (SNL; Aladdin - "Iago the Parrot"; The Afflac Duck), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2022)
  • Feb 28 Randy Jackson, American hard rock singer, guitarist, and keyboard player (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 1 Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynecologist, founded Panzi Hospital (Noble Peace Prize 2018), born in Bukavu, Belgian Congo
  • Mar 1 Jimmy Fortune, American country singer (Statler Brothers - Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Mar 2 Dale Bosworth, TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • Mar 2 Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 2 Jawanza Kobie, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 2 Jay Osmond, American singer and drummer (Osmond Brothers - "One Way Ticket to Anywhere"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Mar 2 Ken Salazar, American politician
  • Mar 2 Shoko Asahara [Chizuo Matsumoto], Japanese sect leader
  • Mar 4 Dominique Pinon, French actor (Delicatessen, Outlander), born in Saumur, France
  • Mar 4 Khoisan X [Benny Alexander], South African activist (Secretary-General for the Pan-Africanist Movement), born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Mar 5 Juraj Filas, Slovak composer (Oratio Spei (Prayer of Hope)), born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) (d. 2021)
  • Mar 5 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Penn JillettePenn Jillette (67 years old)

Mar 5 American magician (Penn & Teller) and author (God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales), born in Greenfield, Massachusetts

  • Mar 6 Cyprien Ntaryamira, 5th President of Burundi (1994) who was assassinated at the start of the Rwandan genocide, born in Mubimbi, Bujumbura Rural Province, Burundi (d. 1994)
  • Mar 7 Anupam Kher, Bollywood actor (Vijay, Silver Linings Playbook), and Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, born in Shimla, India
  • Mar 7 Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mar 8 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
  • Mar 9 Fernando Bujones, American ballet dancer, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2005)
  • Mar 9 Ornella Muti, Italian actress (Flash Gordon; Most Beautiful Wife), born in Rome, Italy
  • Mar 9 Teo Fabi, Italian Formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983), born in Milan, Italy
  • Mar 10 Gary Louris, American singer-songwriter and musician (Jayhawks), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Mar 10 Juliusz Machulski, Polish director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
  • Mar 10 Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • Mar 10 Youssra [Seveen Nessim], Egyptian actress and singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Mar 11 Catharina "Nina" Hagen, German punk rock singer, and actress (The Go-Blue Girl), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • Mar 13 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager, born in Nettuno, Rome
  • Mar 13 Glenne Headly, actress (Dick Tracy, Making Mr Right), born in New London, Connecticut
  • Mar 13 John Hackett, British rock, classical, and new age flautist, born in Pimlico, London, England
  • Mar 13 Olga Rukavishnikova, Soviet pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980), born in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk
  • Mar 13 Patricia J. Engfer, General manager (Hyatt Regency-Orlando), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Mar 14 (Rowland) "Boon" Gould, British rock guitarist (Level 42, 1979-87 - "Hot Water"), born in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, England (d. 2019)
  • Mar 14 Helen Atkinson-Wood, British actress and comedian (O.T.T., Blackadder the Third), born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
  • Mar 15 Daniel "Dee" Snider, American singer, songwriter and actor (Twisted Sister), born in Astoria, Queens
  • Mar 15 Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge, American rock and soul singer-songwrtier (DeBarge - "Time Will Reveal"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 15 Mohsin Khan, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Mar 15 Steve Lillywhite, British record producer (U2; Rolling Stones; Phish), born in Egham, England
  • Mar 16 Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
  • Mar 16 Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
  • Mar 17 Bill Beyers, American actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol), born in Lake Success, New York
  • Mar 17 Cynthia McKinney, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia, Green Party presidential candidate 2008), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 17 Gary Sinise, American actor (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest Gump), born in Blue Island Illinois
  • Mar 17 Paul Overstreet, American country singer (Daddy's Come Around), born in Van Cleave, Mississippi
  • Mar 18 Francis Slay, American politician, Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri (2001-17), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Bruce WillisBruce Willis (67 years old)

Mar 19 American actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard), born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

  • Mar 21 Barbel Wockel-Eckert, German DR, sprinter (Olympic-4 gold-1976, 80)
  • Mar 21 Haakon Graf, Norwegian jazz keyboard player, composer, arranger and producer, born in Oslo, Norway

Jair BolsonaroJair Bolsonaro (67 years old)

Mar 21 Brazilian politician and President of Brazil (2019-22), born in Glicério, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Mar 21 Jean Marie Hon, actress (Jane-Man From Atlantis), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 22 Pete Sessions, American politician (REP-R-Texas 1997-209, 2021-), born in Waco, Texas
  • Mar 22 Valdis Zatlers, Latvian politician 7th President of Latvia, born in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR
  • Mar 22 [(aliou) "Wally" Badarou, French musician (Level 42), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 23 Cindy Olavarri, Pleasant Hills California, cyclist (7-Eleven team)

Moses MaloneMoses Malone (1955-2015)

Mar 23 Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA MVP 1979, 82-83; NBA Finals MVP 1983; 12 x NBA All Star; Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Petersburg, Virginia,

  • Mar 23 Petrea Burchard, American actress
  • Mar 24 Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey forward (record for most consecutive NHL games 964; Stanley Cup 1976-79 Montreal Canadiens), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • Mar 25 Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
  • Mar 25 Lee Mazzilli, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1979, NY Mets; World Series 1986, Pittsburgh Pirates), manager (Baltimore Orioles) and coach (World Series 2000, NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 26 Dean Dillon, American country music singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • Mar 27 Mariano Rajoy, Spanish politician, Prime Minister of Spain (2011-18), born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Mar 27 Patrick McCabe, Irish novelist (The Butcher Boy), born in Clones, County Monaghan
  • Mar 28 John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician, born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Reba McEntireReba McEntire (67 years old)

Mar 28 American country singer ("Can't Even Get the Blues"; "Consider Me Gone"), born in McAlester, Oklahoma

  • Mar 29 Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor and film director (Braveheart), born in Dublin
  • Mar 29 Christopher Lawford, American actor (Charlie Brent-All My Children), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 29 Dianne Kay, American actress (Nancy-8 is Enough, Reggie, Glitter), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mar 29 Earl Campbell, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1977, U of Texas; Pro Bowl 1978–81, 83, Houston Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 29 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • Mar 30 Randy Vanwarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Just When I Needed You Most"), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2004)
  • Mar 31 Angus Young, Scottish rock guitarist (AC/DC - "Highway to Hell"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 31 Robert Vance, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests @ 29.57), born in Wellington, NZ
  • Apr 1 Dan Pohl, American golfer (US Masters 1982 runner-up; 2 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt Pleasant, Michigan
  • Apr 1 Emmanuel [Acha], Mexican singer (Íntimamente, La Chica de Humo), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 1 Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor
  • Apr 1 Ockie Oosthuizen, South African rugby union front rower (9 caps; Transvaal), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Apr 2 Michael Stone, British terrorist (Ulster Defence Association), born in Harborne, Birmingham
  • Apr 3 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel and cosmonaut, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2012)
  • Apr 3 John Mooney, American blues-funk guitarist, slide guitarist and singer (Bluesiana), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Apr 5 Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist, born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Apr 5 Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress (Jefferson in Paris), born in Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France
  • Apr 5 Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM), born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England
  • Apr 6 Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian-born serial killer
  • Apr 6 Michael Rooker, American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in Jasper, Alabama
  • Apr 7 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • Apr 7 Greg Reeves, American bass guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Déjà Vu), born in Warren, Ohio

About 1955

How Old? 66 or 67 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Feb 3, 1954 - Jan 23, 1955),
Goat/Sheep (Jan 24, 1955 - Feb 11, 1956)