On This Day

Famous People Born in 1955 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 693

  • Jul 29 Dave Stevens, American illustrator
  • Jul 29 Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
  • Jul 30 Rat Scabies [Chris Miller], British rock drummer (the Damned), born in Surrey, England
  • Aug 1 Arun Lal, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's), born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 1 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican professional boxer, born in Norwich, Port Antonio, Jamaica (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 Jimmy Lowe, American country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 2 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 2 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Aug 2 Tim Dunigan, American actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 3 Corey Burton, American voice actor, born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles
  • Aug 4 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 4 Billy Bob Thornton, American actor (Sling Blade), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Aug 4 Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
  • Aug 4 Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
  • Aug 5 Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Twisted Sister, Scarecrow), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 6 Gordon J. Brand, English golfer (British Open 1986 runner-up), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2020)

  • Aug 7 Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer, born in Bykovo, Russia
  • Aug 7 Greg Nickels, American politician (Mayor of Seattle, 2002–), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 7 Wayne Knight, American actor, born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 7 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 8 Ali Score, rock drummer (Flock Of Seagulls)
  • Aug 8 Diddú, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
  • Aug 8 Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
  • Aug 8 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 9 Doug Williams, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins), born in Zachary, Louisiana
  • Aug 9 John E. Sweeney, American politician
  • Aug 9 Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter
  • Aug 11 Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 11 Sylvia Hermon, British politician
  • Aug 11 Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
  • Aug 12 Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
  • Aug 12 Ann M. Martin, American author

Person of interestBetsy King

Aug 13 Betsy King, American golfer (6-time major winner; US Open 1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 13 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver, born in Cambridge, England
  • Aug 13 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver (first Japanese to compete in NASCAR's top series), born in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 13 Paul Greengrass, English film director (Bloody Sunday), born in Cheam, Surrey, England

  • Aug 15 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Aug 15 Larry Mathews, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 17 Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC), born in Swindon, England
  • Aug 17 Kevin Welch, American country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 17 Richard Hilton, American heir, father of Paris and Nicky Hilton, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 18 Taher Elgamal, Egyptian scientist, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Aug 19 Peter Gallagher, American actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild, born in Armonk, New York)
  • Aug 19 Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
  • Aug 20 Jay Acovone, American actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 20 Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)
  • Aug 22 Will Shetterly, American writer (Dogland), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Aug 22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Aug 24 Mike Huckabee, American politician (Governor of Arkansas (R) 1996-2007), Presidential candidate, born in Hope, Arkansas
  • Aug 25 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
  • Aug 27 Diana Scarwid, actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Aug 27 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 27 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 27 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • Aug 29 Diamanda Galás, Greek-American pianist, singer and composer (Masque of the Red Death), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 29 Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Aug 30 Martin Jackson, British rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out), born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 30 Butch [Richard Andrew] Johnson, American archer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 31 Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Olympic 2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)
  • Sep 1 Bruce Foxton, rock guitarist (Jam)
  • Sep 1 Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • Sep 1 Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), born in Kerpen, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Sep 2 Linda Purl, actress (Gloria-Happy Days, Matlock), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Person of interestSteve Jones

Sep 3 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • Sep 4 Brian Schweitzer, American politician (Governor of Montana, 2005–13), born in Havre, Montana
  • Sep 6 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 6 Carl E. Walz, American NASA astronaut (STS 51, 65, 79), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Efim Zelmanov, Russian-American mathematician, born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • Sep 7 Mira Furlan, Croatian actress (Babylon 5), born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sep 8 Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 9 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
  • Sep 10 Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Simpele, Finland
  • Sep 10 Giannina Facio Franco, Mrs Phillipe Junot, born in San José, Costa Rica
  • Sep 10 Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer (Mr Mister: King Crimson), born in Chico, California
  • Sep 11 Hiram Bullock, American jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist (The World's Most Dangerous Band), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 2008)
  • Sep 12 Peter Scolari, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Sep 12 Nina Blackwood, American actress and VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Sep 13 Joe Morris, American jazz guitarist, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sep 14 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 15 Mac Sweeney, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • Sep 15 Željka Antunović, Croatian politician
  • Sep 15 Renzo Rosso, Italian clothing designer
  • Sep 15 Abdul Qadir, Pakistan cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2019)
  • Sep 16 Janet Ellis, English television presenter (Blue Peter, Jigsaw), born in Kent
  • Sep 16 Liz Knights, English publisher (Victor Gollancz), born in Hayes Common, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 16 Robin Yount, American baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits), born in Danville, Illinois
  • Sep 16 Yolandita Monge, Puerto Rican singer, born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 17 Scott Simpson, American golfer (US Open 1987; 7 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 17 Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
  • Sep 17 Charles Martinet, American actor

  • Sep 17 Mike Parson, American politician, Governor of Missouri (2018-), born in Wheatland, Missouri
  • Sep 18 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, born in San Diego, California (d. 2006)
  • Sep 18 Billy Sims, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1978, U of Oklahoma; Pro Bowl 1980–82, Detroit Lions), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 19 Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • Sep 20 Christine Oddy, British member European parliament, born in Coventry, England
  • Sep 21 Rebecca Balding, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Sep 21 Richard J Hieb, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Sep 21 Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
  • Sep 21 Gulshan Grover, Indian actor known as the "Bad Man" in Bollywood cinema (I Am Kalam), born in New Delhi, India
  • Sep 22 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • Sep 22 John Brennan, American Director of the CIA (2013-18), born in North Bergen, New Jersey
  • Sep 23 Patti Weaver, WV, actress (Days of our Life, Gina-Young & Restless)
  • Sep 24 Riccardo Illy, Italian politician and businessman, Born in Trieste, Italy
  • Sep 25 Zucchero [Adelmo Fornaciari], Italian blues and rock singer-songwriter (Senza una Donna - Without a Woman), born in Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Sep 25 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing), born in Highgate, London
  • Sep 25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany
  • Sep 25 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (R.S.C. Anderlecht), born in Berchem, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • Sep 26 Carlene Carter, American country singer (I Fell in Love), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 27 Thelma Aldana, Guatemalan judge and 11th Guatemalan Attorney General, born in Gualán, Zacapa
  • Sep 28 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • Sep 29 Ken Weatherwax, American actor (Pugsley-Addams Family), born in LA, CA
  • Sep 29 Mark Mitchell, actor (Larger than Life, Lift Off, Ground Zero)
  • Sep 29 Vicki Fergon, American golfer (first woman to win on all 3 LPGA-affiliated tours), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 29 Benoît Ferreux, French actor
  • Sep 29 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Kennedy, Irish folk flute player (Altan), born in Belfast, Northern, Ireland (d. 1994)
  • Oct 1 Howard Hewett, American R&B vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 1 Duško Tadić, Bosnian Serb
  • Oct 1 Jeff Reardon, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star; Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • Oct 2 Philip Oakey, English rock vocalist (The Human League-Only Human), born in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
  • Oct 3 Ángela Molina, Spanish actress (Lola, Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 3 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Oct 4 Jorge Valdano, Argentine soccer forward and manager (23 caps; Real Madrid), born in Las Parejas, Argentina
  • Oct 4 John Rutherford, Scottish rugby union fly-half (42 caps; British & Irish Lions 1983), born in Selkirk, Scotland
  • Oct 5 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 5 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
  • Oct 6 Tony Dungy, American football coach
  • Oct 7 Yo-Yo Ma, Chinese-American cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 7 Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
  • Oct 8 Bill Elliott, American auto racer (Winston Cup 1988), born in Dawsonville, Georgia
  • Oct 8 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, born in Lexington, Mississipi (d. 1998)
  • Oct 9 Linwood Boomer, Canadian-American actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 9 Steve Ovett, British athlete (Olympics gold 800m, bronze 1500m 1980), born in Brighton, England
  • Oct 12 Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Oct 12 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, born in Tkon, Croatia
  • Oct 12 Jane Siberry, Canadian musician (Calling All Angels), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 15 Cathy Ladman, American comedienne (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead)
  • Oct 15 Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestVictor Pecci

Oct 15 Victor Pecci, Paraguayan tennis star, born in Asuncion, Paraguay

Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci
  • Oct 15 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Oct 16 Ellen Dolan, Monticello IO, actress (Guiding Light, Margo Hughes-ATWT)
  • Oct 17 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Oct 17 Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician
  • Oct 17 Kerry James Marshall, American artist whose works seek to challenge the marginalization of African-Americans, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 18 Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter
  • Oct 18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • Oct 18 Rita Verdonk, Dutch politician
  • Oct 18 Denis Watson, South African golfer (US Open 1985 runner-up; Senior PGA C'ship 2007), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Oct 19 Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)

  • Oct 19 Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
  • Oct 19 Nino DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)
  • Oct 19 Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • Oct 20 Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
  • Oct 20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • Oct 20 David Profumo, English novelist
  • Oct 20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Oct 21 Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 21 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 24 Ghulam Parkar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982), born in Kaluste, Maharashtra, India
  • Oct 25 Danny Darwin, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Bonham, Texas
  • Oct 25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 25 Glynis Barber, South African-English actress (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Oct 26 Stephen K Robinson, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 27 Debra Bowen, American politician, 31st Secretary of State of California (2007-15), born in Rockford, Illinois

Person of interestBill Gates

Oct 28 Bill Gates, American businessman and billionaire (founder and CEO of Microsoft, richest person in the world), born in Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Oct 28 Indra Nooyi, Indian American businesswoman (CEO of PepsiCo), born in Madras, India
  • Oct 29 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • Oct 29 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)
  • Oct 29 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • Oct 30 Shanna Reed, American actress (Major Dad, Mirrors), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American actress (The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 2 Frank Gilligan, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 2 Mark Reynolds, American yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1992, 2000), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 2 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • Nov 3 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
  • Nov 4 Peter Boynton, American actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • Nov 4 Matti Vanhanen, 40th Prime Minister of Finland (2003-10), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Nov 5 Karan Thapar, Indian journalist, political analyst and commentator, born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Nov 5 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York

  • Nov 5 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 6 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 6 Paul Romer, American economist (Nobel Prize 2018, endogenous growth theory), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 7 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sonneberg, Bezirk Suhl, East Germany
  • Nov 7 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • Nov 9 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician (Member of the Canadian Parliament for Kenora—Rainy River), born in Ste. Anne, Manitoba
  • Nov 9 Karen Dotrice, British actress (Mary Poppins), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Nov 9 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 9 Don Schiff, American guitarist, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nov 10 Jack Clark, Penns, American MLB outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 James Chapman, American novelist (Stet)
  • Nov 10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Nov 11 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
  • Nov 12 Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 14 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • Nov 14 Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)
  • Nov 15 Oliver Conant, American actor (Summer of '42), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England