On This Day

Famous People Born in 1955 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 693

  • Apr 13 Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer, born in Cuajimalpa, Mexico City
  • Apr 14 Simone Griffeth, American actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Apr 15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Dutch 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • Apr 15 Dodi Fayed, Egyptian businessman who died in a car crash in Paris with Princess Diana, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1997)
  • Apr 15 Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue, Rod Stewart), born in Copley Township, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Apr 16 Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, born in Castle Betzdorf, Betzdorf, Luxembourg
  • Apr 16 Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager (San Francisco Giants), born in Landes de Boussac, Bussac-Forêt, France
  • Apr 17 Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), born in Leigh, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 17 Rob Bolland, Dutch singer and guitarist (Bolland & Bolland), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Apr 18 Amschel Rothschild, British banker (executive chairman of Rothschild Asset Management of the Rothschild banking family of England), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Apr 20 Donald Pettit, American chemical engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Silverton, Oregon
  • Apr 22 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
  • Apr 23 Judy Davis, Australian actress (Barton Fink, Husbands & Wives), born in Perth, Australia
  • Apr 23 Mike Smith, English TV and radio presenter, born in Romford, Essex (d. 2014)
  • Apr 23 Su Ingle, British actress (Around the World in Seven Minutes and Four Times on Saturday), born in London
  • Apr 23 Tony Miles, English chess grandmaster, born in Birmingham, England (d. 2001)

  • Apr 24 Jack Kingston, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1993-2015), born in Bryan, Texas
  • Apr 24 Michael O'Keefe, American actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Apr 24 John de Mol Jr., Dutch media businessman, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 24 John Epperson [Lypsinka], American drag artist and actor, born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi
  • Apr 25 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • Apr 25 Joanne Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Apr 25 John Nunn, English chess grandmaster, born in London
  • Apr 25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer (Argentina national team), born in Morteros, Argentina
  • Apr 25 Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor (The Glass Agency), born in Kabudrahang, Hamadan Province, Iran
  • Apr 26 Mike Scott, American baseball player (3× All-Star), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 28 Edwin "Eddie" Jobson, British rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure), born in Bilingham, England
  • Apr 28 Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • Apr 29 Kate Mulgrew, American actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager), born in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Apr 29 Wendee Lee, American voice actress
  • Apr 29 Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • Apr 29 Leslie Jordan, American actor and writer (Will and Grace), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Apr 30 Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • Apr 30 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
  • May 1 Julien Wiener, Australian cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 93; 7 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • May 1 Nick Feldman, English musician (Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight), born in London, England

  • May 2 Ian Callen, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets), born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
  • May 2 Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer, born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy
  • May 3 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • May 3 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, born in Mile End, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2004)
  • May 3 Timmy Cappello, American rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys), born in Silver Lake, New York
  • May 4 Renate Bruemmer, Swiss cosmonaut, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • May 4 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer and songwriter, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • May 5 Melinda Culea, American actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love), born in Western Springs, Illinois
  • May 5 Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 6 Donald A Thomas, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6 John Hutton, British politician and cabinet minister (L), born in London
  • May 6 Tom Bergeron, American game show host
  • May 7 Peter Reckell, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • May 7 Kevin Reed, American Presbyterian theologian
  • May 9 Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 9 Myra Blackwelder, American golfer (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1980), born in Lexington, Kemtucky
  • May 9 Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • May 9 Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • May 10 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • May 11 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • May 11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 11 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • May 12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 14 Peter Kirsten, South African cricket batsman and coach (12 Tests, top score 104; 40 ODIs), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Person of interestDennis Martínez

May 14 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • May 15 Lee Horsley, American actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston), born in Muleshoe, Texas
  • May 16 Debra Winger, American actress (Terms of Endearment, Officer & Gentleman), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 16 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • May 16 Jack Morris, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time World Series 1984, 91-3 Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestOlga Korbut

May 16 Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast (4 x Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Grodno, Belarus

Gymnast Olga Korbut
Gymnast
Olga Korbut
  • May 17 Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)

Person of interestYun Fat Chow

May 18 Yun Fat Chow, Hong Kong actor (Better Tomorrow), born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong

  • May 19 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, San Diego Padres)
  • May 19 Pierre J Thuot, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62), born in Groton, Connecticut
  • May 20 Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
  • May 20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • May 20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer (Three Colors film trilogy), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland
  • May 21 John Galvin, American rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 21 Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
  • May 21 Stan Lynch, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 21 Paul Barber, British field hockey player
  • May 22 Iva Davies, Australian rock guitarist and vocalist (Icehouse), born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
  • May 22 Sam Coppersmith, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st district), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • May 22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money, The Greg Kihn Band), born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 23 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey

Person of interestRosanne Cash

May 24 Rosanne Cash, American country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • May 24 Thad Ackel, American racehorse trainer
  • May 25 Connie Selleca, American actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 25 Alistair Burt, British Conservative Party politician, born in Bury, Lancashire, England
  • May 26 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • May 26 Wesley Walker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1978, 82; First-team All-Pro 1978; New York Jets 1977–89), born in San Bernardino, California
  • May 27 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 6 ODIs), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • May 27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • May 27 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter

  • May 28 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • May 29 Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • May 29 John Hinckley Jr., American man who attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • May 29 Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • May 29 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
  • May 29 Ken Schrader, American auto racer, promoter (Daytona 500 1988, 89, 90), born in Fenton, Missouri
  • May 30 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • May 30 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler, born in Gainesville, Texas

Person of interestBrian Kobilka

May 30 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
Brian Kobilka
  • May 31 Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
  • May 31 Laura Baugh, American golfer, writer, broadcaster (LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year 1973), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian-American acoustic guitarist (Stevie's Blues), born in Muswellbrook, New South Wales
  • Jun 1 Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (31 tournament c'ships; Kyushu Tournament 1981-88), born in Fukushima, Japan (d. 2016)
  • Jun 1 Lorraine Moller, New Zealand athlete (Olympic bronze marathon 1996; Boston Marathon 1984; Osaka Ladies Marathon 1986, 87, 89), born in Putaruru, New Zealand
  • Jun 1 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • Jun 2 Gary Grimes, American actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 2 Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Garth-Wayne's World), born in Missoula, Montana
  • Jun 2 Chantal Hochuli, Swiss-born socialite
  • Jun 4 Paul Stewart, British writer (The Edge Chronicles, Far Flung Adventures), born in London, England
  • Jun 4 Mary Testa, American stage actress (On The Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 5 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • Jun 6 Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian (King of Comedy, Nancy on Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Bill Koch, American skier, born in Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Jun 7 Joey Scarbury, American singer (Greatest American Hero), born in Ontario, California
  • Jun 7 William Forsythe, American actor (Raising Arizona, Once Upon a Time in America), born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  • Jun 8 Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
  • Jun 8 James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker

Person of interestTim Berners-Lee

Jun 8 Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor (World Wide Web), born in London, England

Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Jun 8 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • Jun 10 Andrew Stevens, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Jun 11 Tony Allcock, English bowls player (World Singles Champion (1986-87, 2002), born in Leicestershire
  • Jun 11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower (Olympic Gold 1976, 80), born in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia
  • Jun 13 Alan Hansen, Scottish soccer defender (26 caps; Liverpool 434 games) and broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day), born in Sauchie, Scotland
  • Jun 14 Kim Lankford, American actress (Gingers-Knots Landing), born in Montebello, California
  • Jun 14 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
  • Jun 14 Vince Evans, American football quarterback (USC; MVP Rose Bowl 1977; NFL: Chicago Bears, LA / Oakland Raiders), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Jun 14 Michael D. Duvall, American politician (Member of the California State Assembly from the 72nd district), born in Alameda County, California
  • Jun 14 Paul O'Grady, English TV presenter, comedian and drag queen (Lily Savage), born in Tranmere, England
  • Jun 15 Julie Hagerty, American actress (Airplane, Princesses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 15 Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)
  • Jun 15 Polly Draper, American actress (Thirtysomething, Side Effects), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jun 16 Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • Jun 16 Laurie Metcalf, American actress (Roseanne, Ladybird), born in Carbonville, Illinois
  • Jun 16 Simon Bailey, priest, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Jun 17 Gail Jones, Australian author (Dreams of Speaking), born in Harvey, Western Australia
  • Jun 21 David Marshall Grant, American actor (Legs, French Postcards), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • Jun 21 Leigh McCloskey, American actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 21 Michel Platini, French footballer, born in Jœuf, France
  • Jun 23 Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
  • Jun 23 Glenn Danzig, American musician (The Misfits, Samhain, Danzig), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • Jun 23 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
  • Jun 23 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • Jun 24 Loren Roberts, American golfer (British Senior Open 2006, 09; US Open 1994 runner-up), born in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jun 24 Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Guru of Siddha Yoga
  • Jun 24 Betsy Randle, American actress
  • Jun 25 Michael Sabatino, American actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful), born in Venice, California
  • Jun 26 Mick Jones, English rock vocalist and guitarist (The Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Frank de Grave [Franciscus Hendrikus Gerardus de Grave], Dutch politician (VVD), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jun 27 Isabelle Adjani, French actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 28 Nikolay Zimyatov, Soviet-Russian nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976), born in Moscow

  • Jun 28 Shirley Cheriton, English actress (Debbie Wilkins-EastEnders), born in London
  • Jun 28 Eric Gates, English football player, born in Ferryhill, County Durham, England
  • Jun 28 Thomas Hampson, American lyric baritone, born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • Jun 29 Charles J. Precourt, American NASA astronaut (STS 55, 71, 84, sk:91), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Jun 29 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American labor union activist who is president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 1 Keith Whitley, American country music singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1989)
  • Jul 1 Mike Rossman, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1978-79), born in Turnersville, New Jersey

Person of interestLi Keqiang

Jul 1 Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier of the State Council and China's head of government, born in Dingyuan County, Anhui Province

Premier of China Li Keqiang
Premier of China
Li Keqiang
  • Jul 2 Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • Jul 2 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • Jul 3 Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; Oakland A's), born in Pomona, California (d. 2020)
  • Jul 3 Neil Clark, Scottish rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • Jul 3 Sanma Akashiya, Japanese comedian and TV personality, born in Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan
  • Jul 3 Marc Bonilla, American guitarist (Keith Emerson Band), born in Contra Costa, California
  • Jul 4 John Waite, English vocalist (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You), born in Lancaster, England
  • Jul 5 Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Jul 5 Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1979, Wimbledon doubles 1980, 82), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2019)
  • Jul 6 William Wall, Irish writer (This is the Country), born in Cork City, Ireland
  • Jul 6 Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister of Egypt (2015-2018), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jul 7 Len Barker, American baseball player, born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Jul 8 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • Jul 9 Fred Norris, American comedy writer and singer (Howard Stern Show), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • Jul 9 Jimmy Smits, American actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 9 Lisa Banes, American actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger), born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
  • Jul 9 Sergei Krichevsky, Ukrainian cosmonaut, born in Primorya, Russia
  • Jul 9 Willie Wilson, American baseball player, born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jul 11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jul 13 Chris White, British jazz-rock saxophonist (Dire Straits), born in Bristol, England
  • Jul 14 L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • Jul 17 Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist, born in Columbiana, Ohio

  • Jul 17 Christopher Chappell, Canadian cricketer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 18 Teresa Ann Savoy, British-born actress (Caligula), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician
  • Jul 18 Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jul 18 Terry Chambers, English drummer (XTC), born in Wiltshire, England
  • Jul 19 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Jul 21 Henry Preistman, English rocker (Christians-Harvest the World), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • Jul 21 Howie Epstein, American bassist (The Heartbreakers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Jul 21 Taco Ockerse, Indonesian singer, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Jul 22 Willem Dafoe, Wisc, actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
  • Jul 24 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jul 25 Bantubonke Holomisa, South African Minister of Defense of Transkei, born in Mqanduli, Eastern Cape
  • Jul 25 Iman [Abdulmajid], Somali-American model and actress (Star Trek 6), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Jul 25 "Country" Jem [Jeremy] Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Jul 25 Ritva Elomaa, Finnish bodybuilder and politician, born in Lokalahti, Finland
  • Jul 26 Nicholas Walker, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jul 26 Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani politician, President of Pakistan (2008-13), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jul 27 Allan Border, Australian cricketer (captain of Australia team), born in Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 27 Cat Bauer, American novelist (Harley, Like a Person), born in Greenville, South Carolina