Famous People Born in 1955

About 1955

How Old? 62 or 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Jan 1 - Jan 23), Goat/Sheep (Jan 24 - Dec 31)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 702

  • Jan 1 Michael James Sullivan, PGA golfer (1980 Southern Open), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jan 2 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • Jan 3 Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)
  • Jan 4 Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • Jan 4 Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk), born in London, England

Person of interestRowan Atkinson

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

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Jan 6 Chantal Langlacé, French runner (women's marathon & 100k world records), born in Amiens, France
  • Jan 7 Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
  • Jan 8 Mike Reno, rock vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 8 Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
  • Jan 9 Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic
  • Jan 9 J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • Jan 10 Luci Martin, rocker vocalist (Chic)
  • Jan 10 Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • Jan 12 Patty Hayes, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter

  • Jan 13 Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • Jan 13 Jay McInerney, American novelist (Bright Lights, Big City), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 13 Titus M Mafolo, South African journalist/ANC-leader
  • Jan 13 Trevor Rabin, rocker (Yes)
  • Jan 13 Paul Kelly, Australian singer
  • Jan 15 Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 16 Jerry M Linenger, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jan 17 Steve Earle, country singer (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 18 Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)

Person of interestKevin Costner

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

  • Jan 18 Mable Fergerson, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 19 Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orchestra)
  • Jan 19 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
  • Jan 20 Joe Doherty, Irish IRA activist (jailed in US)
  • Jan 20 Wyatt Knight, American actor
  • Jan 20 Hiromi Ōta, Japanese singer
  • Jan 21 Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
  • Jan 21 Jeff Koons, American artist (balloon animals), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22 Thomas David Jones, PhD/Astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 22 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
  • Jan 22 John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
  • Jan 23 Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Jan 24 James Montgomery, American swimmer (1976 Olympics 3 golds), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jan 26 Lucia Mendez, Mexican actress and singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Person of interestEddie Van Halen

Jan 26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen

  • Jan 27 Richard Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Jan 27 Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 27 Alexander Stuart, British author
  • Jan 27 Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver

Person of interestNicolas Sarkozy

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

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • 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)
  • Jan 30 Michael Thompson, guitarist (Afterburn, Fresh, Sahara, Gridlock'd)

Person of interestVirginia Ruzici

Jan 31 Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis star (1978 French Open champion), born in Campia Turzii, Romania

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
  • Feb 1 Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)
  • Feb 1 Virginia "Ginny" Leng [Elliott], British eventer (1986 World Champion)
  • Feb 1 Ernie Camacho, baseball player
  • Feb 2 Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
  • Feb 3 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
  • Feb 3 Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
  • Feb 4 Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister
  • Feb 5 Debra Jo Fondren, playmate of year (September, 1977), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Mike Heath, baseball player
  • Feb 6 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 7 Charlie Puleo, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Rolf Benirschke, NFL place kicker/TV host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 7 Mario Coutinho, Brazilian physician
  • Feb 8 Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Feb 8 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary)

Person of interestJohn Grisham

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

Writer John Grisham
Writer
John Grisham
  • 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 Jm J Bullock, Casper Wyoming, actor (Monroe-Too Close for Comfort)

Person of interestGreg Norman

Feb 10 Greg Norman, Australian PGA golfer (1984 Kemper), born in Mount Isa, Queensland

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • Feb 10 Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Feb 10 Chris Adams, British pro wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
  • Feb 10 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • Feb 12 Arsenio Hall, US comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 12 Daniele Masala, Italian pentathelete (Olympics 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • Feb 12 Bill Laswell, US bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Chet Lemon [Chester Earl Lemon], US baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Feb 13 Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
  • Feb 13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • Feb 13 Joe Birkett, American lawyer
  • Feb 14 Jeremy Lascelles, British grandson of English princess Mary
  • Feb 14 Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 14 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • Feb 14 Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
  • Feb 14 Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 15 Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
  • Feb 15 Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
  • Feb 15 Christopher McDonald, American actor
  • Feb 15 Janice Dickinson, American Ex-Supermodel
  • Feb 16 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
  • Feb 16 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 16 Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
  • Feb 16 Hunt Block, American actor

Person of interestMo Yan

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

Novelist Mo Yan
Novelist
Mo Yan
  • Feb 18 Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
  • Feb 18 Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Feb 19 Jeff Daniels, GA, actor (Something Wild, Dumb & Dumber, Speed)
  • Feb 21 Kelsey Grammer, American actor, comedian, director and activist (Frasier Crane in Cheers, Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Feb 22 Tim Young, Scarborough, Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars)
  • Feb 23 Howard Jones, rock pianist/vocalist (Things Can Only Get Better)
  • Feb 24 Alain Prost, Formula One racing driver (Championships: 85, 86, 89, 93)
  • Feb 24 Bob Abrams, Ohio, rocker (Buckinghams)

Person of interestSteve Jobs

Feb 24 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Feb 25 Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
  • Feb 26 Rupert Keegan, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Formula One racing car driver
  • Feb 27 Garry Christian, rocker
  • Feb 27 Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)
  • Feb 27 Peter Christopherson, English musician and video director
  • Feb 28 Adrian Dantley, NBA forward (Olympic gold 1976, Utah Jazz), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Feb 28 Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)
  • Feb 28 Randy Jackson, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 1 Jimmy Fortune, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Mar 1 Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynecologist, founded Panzi Hospital (Noble Peace Prize 2018), born in Bukavu, Belgian Congo
  • 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 Jay Osmond, American singer and drummer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Mar 2 Shoko Asahara, [Chizuo Matsumoto], Japanese sect leader
  • Mar 2 Steve Small, cricketer (stalwart NSW opening batsman)
  • Mar 2 Ken Salazar, American politician
  • Mar 4 Benny Alexander, Secretary-General (South African Pan-Africanist Movement)
  • Mar 4 Dominique Pinon, French actor
  • Mar 5 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 5 Penn Jillette, Mass, magician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)
  • 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 Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mar 7 Anupam Kher, Bollywood actor (Vijay, Silver Linings Playbook), and Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, born in Shimla, India
  • 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 Bunny DeBarge, rocker (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Mar 10 Juliusz Machulski, Polish director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
  • Mar 10 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • Mar 10 Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • Mar 10 Gary Louris, American singer-songwriter and musician (Jayhawks), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Mar 11 [Kater]Nina Hagen, German actress (Blue Angel), born in East Berlin, German DR
  • Mar 13 Glenne Headly, actress (Dick Tracy, Making Mr Right), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 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 13 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager, born in Nettuno, Rome
  • Mar 14 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • 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 Mohsin Khan, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Mar 15 Stephen "Steve" Lillywhite, British record producer (U2, Rolling Stones, Phish), born in Egham, England
  • Mar 16 Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
  • Mar 16 Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
  • Mar 17 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol)
  • Mar 17 Cynthia McKinney, (Rep-D-Georgia)

  • Mar 17 Gary Sinise, American actor (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest Gump), born in Blue Island Illinois
  • Mar 17 Paul Overstreet, Van Cleave Miss, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)
  • Mar 18 Graeme Porter, Australian cricketer (1 day intl for Australia 1979), born in Middle Swan, Australia
  • Mar 18 Francis Slay, American politician, Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri (2001-17), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestBruce Willis

Mar 19 Bruce Willis, 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 Jean Marie Hon, actress (Jane-Man From Atlantis), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 21 Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2019-), born in Glicério, Brazil
  • Mar 22 Valdis Zatlers, 7th President of Latvia
  • Mar 22 Pete Sessions, American politician
  • Mar 23 Moses Malone, Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA MVP 1979, 82-83), born in Petersburg, Virginia, (d. 2015)
  • Mar 23 Cindy Olavarri, Pleasant Hills California, cyclist (7-Eleven team)
  • Mar 23 Petrea Burchard, American actress
  • Mar 24 Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 25 Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
  • Mar 25 Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player
  • Mar 26 Dean Dillon, country singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • Mar 26 Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 27 Kim Brassey, racehorse trainer
  • Mar 27 Patrick McCabe, Irish novelist (The Butcher Boy), born in Clones, County Monaghan
  • Mar 27 Mariano Rajoy, Spanish politician, Prime Minister of Spain (2011-18), born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Mar 28 Reba McEntire, American country singer (Can't Even Get the Blues), born in McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Mar 28 John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician, born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 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, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 29 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • Mar 29 Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor and film director (Braveheart), born in Dublin
  • Mar 30 Randy Vanwarmer, vocalist (Just When I Needed You Most), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 31 Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
  • Mar 31 Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
  • Apr 1 Danny Joe Pohl, Mt Pleasant MI, PGA golfer (1986 Colonial)
  • Apr 1 Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor
  • 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 5 Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM), born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England
  • 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 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
  • Apr 8 John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
  • Apr 8 Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
  • Apr 8 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
  • Apr 8 David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
  • Apr 9 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
  • Apr 9 Kate Heyhoe, American food writer
  • Apr 10 Lesley Garrett, English soprano singer, born in Thorne, Doncaster, England