Famous People Born in 1956 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 715

  • Apr 12 Doris EHP Baaten, Dutch actress (Sesame Street, Fien)
  • Apr 12 Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer
  • Apr 12 Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Apr 13 Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
  • Apr 13 Peter 'Possum' Bourne, New Zealand rally driver (d. 2003)
  • Apr 15 Gregory J Harbaugh, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 15 Michael Cooper, NBA star (LA Lakers)
  • Apr 16 David M Brown, Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Apr 16 Marty Dickerson, golfer (1994 ShopRite Classic-22nd), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Apr 16 Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier
  • Apr 17 Faye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
  • Apr 17 Kaye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
  • Apr 17 Pillow, [Therese Joan Bell], California, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)
  • Apr 18 David Wayne Edwards, Neosho MO, PGA golfer (1980 Walt Disney)
  • Apr 18 Eric Roberts, Miss, actor (Pope of Greenwich Village, King of Gypsies)
  • Apr 18 John James, actor (Jeff Colby-Dynasty), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 18 Melody Thomas Scott, actress (Nikki-Young & Restless)
  • Apr 18 Anna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress
  • Apr 18 Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
  • Apr 19 Lori West, LPGA golfer (1994 State Farm-5th), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 19 Sue Barker, English tennis star
  • Apr 20 Beatrice Ask, Swedish politician
  • Apr 21 Rick DeMont, American 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
  • Apr 21 Phillip Longman, American demographer
  • Apr 22 Catherine Mary Stewart, Edmonton, actress (Passion & Paradise)
  • Apr 23 Peter Teravainen, Plymouth MA USA, Australian golfer
  • Apr 25 Jaroslava Schallerová, Hungarian actress
  • Apr 26 Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)
  • Apr 27 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 27 Bryan Harvey, American musician
  • Apr 28 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, born in York, England (d. 1995)
  • Apr 28 Paul S Lockhart, Amarillo Tx, Major USAF/astronaut
  • Apr 28 Jimmy Barnes [James Swan], Australian singer-songwriter (For the Working Class Man), born in Glasgow
  • Apr 29 Ron Verlin, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • Apr 29 Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer
  • Apr 30 Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese baritone
  • Apr 30 Lars von Trier, Danish film director (Dancer in the Dark), born in Kongens Lyngby
  • May 1 Byron Stewart, Baxter Springs Ks, actor (Warren Coolidge-St Elsewhere)
  • May 2 David Rhodes, English guitarist
  • May 3 Marc Bellemare, French Canadian lawyer and politician

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May 3 Akio Toyoda, Japanese president of Toyota Motor Corporation, born in Nagoya, Japan

President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda
President of Toyota Motor Corporation
Akio Toyoda
  • May 3 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • May 4 Jackie Bertsch, LPGA golfer
  • May 4 Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
  • May 4 Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 4 David Guterson, American author
  • May 4 Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player
  • May 4 Sharon Jones, soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • May 5 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • May 7 Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • May 7 Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent

  • May 7 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host
  • May 8 Jeff Madrigali, soling sailor (Olymp-bronze-96), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • May 9 Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
  • May 10 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • May 11 Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist
  • May 11 Alex Lester, British broadcaster
  • May 12 Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 12 Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian

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May 12 Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show "The Simpsons", born in Springfield

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson
  • May 13 Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • May 13 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation
  • May 14 Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, American sci-fi author (Hawk of May)
  • May 14 Steve Hogarth, Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • May 15 Alice Miller, Marysville CA, LPGA golfer (1985 Nabisco Dinah Shore)
  • May 15 Dan Patrick, American sportscaster
  • May 17 Bob Saget, comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 17 Sue Carpenter, TV presenter/journalist
  • May 17 Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, Rocky Mount North Carolina, boxer (Olympics-gold-76)
  • May 17 Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist
  • May 18 Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki, Tekushima Japan, golfer (1995 Phoenix Open-8th)
  • May 19 Althea Gwyn, WBL center (NY Stars)
  • May 19 Martyn Ware, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • May 19 Steve Ford, actor (Young & Restless)/son of President Gerald Ford
  • May 20 Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)
  • May 20 Tomas Smid, Czech, tennis star
  • May 20 Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Norwegian author
  • May 20 Dean Butler, American actor
  • May 20 William Michaelian, American novelist and poet
  • May 22 Douglas Heyes Jr, actor (Captains & Kings, Aspen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 22 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician
  • May 23 Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician
  • May 23 Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby footballer
  • May 23 Buck Showalter, American baseball player and manager
  • May 24 Helen Terry, rocker (Now You're Mine)
  • May 24 Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
  • May 25 Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • May 25 Sugar Minott, Jamaican singer
  • May 25 David P. Sartor, American music composer
  • May 26 Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
  • May 27 Lisa Niemi, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 27 Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)
  • May 27 Steve Pagano, horse trainer
  • May 27 Cynthia McFadden, American television anchor
  • May 28 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • May 28 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
  • May 28 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach
  • May 28 Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
  • May 28 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • May 29 LaToya Jackson, American singer/model (If You Feel the Funk)/posed for Playboy, born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 29 Larry Blackmon, rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman)
  • May 30 Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • May 31 Bart van Poppel, Dutch bassist/guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • May 31 Yoshiko Sakakibara, Chiba Japan, actress (Sailor Moon, Vampire Hunter)
  • May 31 Fritz Hilpert, German musician and sound engineer (Kraftwerk)
  • Jun 1 Lisa Hartman Black, American singer/actress (Tabitha, Knots Landing), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 1 Robin Mattson, actress (Janet Green-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Mark L Polansky, pilot/astronaut, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jun 2 Mani Ratnam, Indian film director, screenwriter and producer
  • Jun 2 Malcolm Garrett, English graphic designer
  • Jun 3 Danny Wilde, rocker (Rembrandts)
  • Jun 3 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 3 George Burley, Scottish football player and manager
  • Jun 4 John Treacy, marathonr (Olympics-silver-1984)
  • Jun 4 Terry Kennedy, baseball player
  • Jun 4 Martin Adams, English darts player
  • Jun 4 Keith David, American actor
  • Jun 4 John Hockenberry, American journalist
  • Jun 5 Kenny G, saxophonist (Duotones)
  • Jun 5 Richard A Searfoss, Mount Clemons Mich, Astronaut (STS 58, 76, sk 90)
  • Jun 5 Richard Butler, English singer (Psychedelic Furs)
  • Jun 6 Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

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Jun 6 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis champion (Wimbledon 1976-79), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jun 6 Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut (STS 58 alt, sk: 90), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 6 Marilyn Jones, American actress (Carey-King's Crossing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 7 Robert Dover, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jun 9 Patricia Cornwell, American author
  • Jun 10 Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Jun 11 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jun 12 Terry Alderman, cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91)
  • Jun 14 Frederick Funk, Takoma Park MD, PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston Open)
  • Jun 14 Sam Irvin, American director and producer
  • Jun 14 King Diamond [Kim Petersen], Danish heavy metal musician (Merciful Fate, King Diamond), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jun 15 Ava Cadell, actress (Do or Die), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 15 Lance Parrish, baseball player
  • Jun 17 Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester
  • Jun 18 Brian Benben, Winchester Va, actor (Dream On, Gangster Chronicles)
  • Jun 19 Doug Stone, American singer
  • Jun 20 Peter Reid, English former footballer
  • Jun 21 Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 21 Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
  • Jun 22 Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
  • Jun 22 Green [Gartside], rock vocalist (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
  • Jun 22 Tim Russ, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 22 Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • Jun 22 Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
  • Jun 23 Tony Hill, American football player
  • Jun 24 Joe Penny, English actor
  • Jun 25 Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
  • Jun 25 Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author
  • Jun 25 Bongiwe (Bongi) Dhlomo-Mautloa, Vryheid, Natal, South African artist
  • Jun 26 Azhar Cachalia, Scottish/South African leader (United Democratic Front)
  • Jun 26 Bernard A Harris Jr, Temple Texas, MD/Astronaut (STS 55, 63)

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Jun 26 Chris Isaak, American rock singer-songwriter (Wicked Game), born in Stockton, California

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • Jun 27 Jeff Odintz, horse trainer
  • Jun 27 Brad Childress, American football coach
  • Jun 27 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher
  • Jun 28 Noel Mugavin, Australian Rules Football player
  • Jun 29 Pedro Guerrero, baseball player
  • Jun 29 Pedro Santana Lopes, former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Jun 30 Adrian Wright, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human League-Only Human)
  • Jun 30 David Alan Grier, comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang)
  • Jun 30 Ronald Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
  • Jul 1 Bill Caudill, baseball player
  • Jul 1 Lorna Patterson, actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 1 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 2 Jeffrey Cooper, rock guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Jul 2 Jerry Hall, Mesquite Tx, model/Mrs Mick Jagger (Batman, Freejack)
  • Jul 2 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 3 Eddie Edwards, South Africa, tennis star
  • Jul 3 Montel Williams, TV talk show host (Montel)
  • Jul 3 Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
  • Jul 5 James Lofton, NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders)
  • Jul 5 Patsy Pease, American actress
  • Jul 6 John Jorgenson, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jul 6 Matt Bahr, NFL kicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants)
  • Jul 6 Casey Sander, American actor
  • Jul 7 Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 8 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 8 Russell Christian, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)

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Jul 9 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Jul 10 Tom McClintock, American politician
  • Jul 11 Sela Ward, Meridian Miss, actress (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS, Sisters)
  • Jul 12 Mel Harris, [Mary Ellen], Bethlehem Pa, actress (Hope-30 Something)
  • Jul 12 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 13 Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), born in Long Island, New York
  • Jul 14 Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor
  • Jul 14 Bob Birch, American musician (Elton John), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Joe Satriani, American guitarist, born in Westbury, New York
  • Jul 15 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jul 15 Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
  • Jul 15 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division-Transmission) (d. 1980)
  • Jul 16 Tony Kushner, American playwright

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Jul 17 Bryan Trottier, American NHL Center (NY Islanders), born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jul 17 Robert Romanus, American actor
  • Jul 18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 18 Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach
  • Jul 19 Great [Yoshiaki] Yatsu, wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF)
  • Jul 19 Peter Barton, Valley Stream LI, actor (Powers of Matthew Star)
  • Jul 20 Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)