On This Day

Famous People Born in 1956 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 759

  • Jul 5 James Lofton, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
  • Jul 5 Patricia "Patsy" Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jul 6 John Jorgenson, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jul 6 Matt Bahr, American NFL placekicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 6 Casey Sander, American actor (Mike-The Big Bang Theory), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 7 Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in New York City, New York
  • Jul 8 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 8 Russell Christian, British rock keyboardist, and vocalist (The Christians - "Harvest For The World"), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestTom Hanks

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 (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in White Plains, New York
  • Jul 11 Sela Ward, Meridian Miss, actress (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS, Sisters)
  • Jul 12 Mel Harris [Mary Ellen], American actress (Hope-30 Something), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 12 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 13 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 13 Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"), born in Long Island, New York
  • Jul 13 Michael Spinks, American boxer (undisputed world light heavyweight title 1983-85; lineal world heavyweight title 1985-88; Olympic gold middleweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 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 rock 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 and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York

Person of interestBryan Trottier

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, born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 17 Julie Bishop, Australian Liberal Party politician and Minister for Foreign Affairs (2013-present), born in Lobethal, South Australia
  • Jul 18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress and singer (Dallas; Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 18 Razor Shines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jul 19 Yoshiaki Yatsu, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF) and mixed martial artist, born in Oura, Gunma, Japan
  • Jul 19 Peter Barton, American actor (Powers of Matthew Star), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Jul 20 Charlie Magri, Tunisian British world champ flyweight boxer (1983), born in Tunis, Tunisia

Person of interestMima Jausovec

Jul 20 Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavian tennis player (French Open-1977), born in Maribor, Yugoslavia

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jul 20 Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London, England
  • Jul 20 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician, Premier of Alberta (2014-15), born in South Porcupine, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Jul 21 Michael Connelly, American crime writer (Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch novels), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 22 Mick Pointer, British rock drummer (Marillion), born in Brill, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Jul 24 Charles Crist, Governor of Florida
  • Jul 25 Frances Arnold, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Edgewood, Pennsylvania

Person of interestDorothy Hamill

Jul 26 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
Dorothy Hamill
  • Jul 26 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • Jul 27 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • Jul 27 Duncan Cameron, American guitarist (Sawyer Brown) and commercial pilot, born in Utica, New York
  • Jul 29 Patti Scialfa, American singer-songwriter ("As Long As I Can Be (With You)"), wife of Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey
  • Jul 29 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • Jul 29 Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
  • Jul 30 Anita Hill, American academic and attorney, accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, born in Lone Tree, Oklahoma
  • Jul 30 Delta Burke, American actress (Suzanne-Designing Women), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jul 30 Phil Fearon, English rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You), born in London
  • Jul 30 Soraida Martinez, American painter and creator of Verdadism, born in Manhattan, New York City

Person of interestMichael Biehn

Jul 31 Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama

  • Jul 31 Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts (2007-15), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 31 Bill Callahan, American college football and NFL coach (Nebraska; Oakland Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 1 Tom Leykis, American radio personality (The Tom Leykis Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 1 Doug Burgum, American businessman (Great Plains Software) and politician, Governor of North Dakota (2016-), born in Arthur, North Dakota
  • Aug 2 Isabel Pantoja, Spanish singer (Genio y Figura), born in Seville, Spain
  • Aug 2 Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist, astrophysicist and author, born in Gorizia, Italy
  • Aug 3 Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; 22 ODIs), born in Mumbai, India
  • Aug 3 Kirk Brandon, English rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • Aug 3 Abhisit Vejjajiva, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008-11), born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Aug 3 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Aug 4 Gerry Cooney, American heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Aug 5 Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland)

Person of interestMaureen McCormick

Aug 5 Maureen McCormick, American actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch), born in Encino, California

  • Aug 6 Stepfanie Kramer, American actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 7 Kent Rominger, American astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85), born in Del Norte, California
  • Aug 8 Chris Foreman [Chrissy Boy], English guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House), born in London
  • Aug 8 David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
  • Aug 10 Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat, Australian tennis player (1977 Australian Open doubles winner and single finalist), born in Albury, New South Wales
  • Aug 10 Tugboat [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
  • Aug 11 Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician
  • Aug 12 Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
  • Aug 12 Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
  • Aug 12 Terry Taylor [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
  • Aug 14 Sharon Bryant, American vocalist (Atlantic Starr), born in Westchester County, New York
  • Aug 14 Rusty Wallace, American race car driver, born in Arnold, Missouri
  • Aug 15 Gordon Bruks, England, Dr/cosmonaut
  • Aug 15 Vinny Denunzio, American drummer (The Feelies), born in New Jersey
  • Aug 15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 15 Peter-John Vettese, Scottish keyboardist (Jethro Tull, 1982-89), songwriter, arranger, and producer born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Aug 16 Colleen Walker, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1997), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Aug 16 Dominic Erban, French rugby international player
  • Aug 16 Daniel Willems, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 17 Gail Berman, American film executive, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 17 Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist, born in Ponteareas, Spain
  • Aug 18 Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981), born in Mumbai, India
  • Aug 18 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • Aug 18 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 19 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 19 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Aug 20 Alvin Greenidge, West Indian cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff), born in Bath Village, Christ Church, Barbados
  • Aug 20 Joan Allen, American actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country), born in Rochelle, Illinois
  • Aug 20 Rick Olsen, American rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)

Person of interestKim Cattrall

Aug 21 Kim Cattrall, British Canadian actress (Mannequin, Sex and the City), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
Actress
Kim Cattrall
  • Aug 22 Jeffrey Lloyd, South African jockey based in Australia, born in Durban, South Africa
  • Aug 22 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 22 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Aug 23 David Wolf, American astronaut (STS 58, sk: 89/91), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 23 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (Floer homology), born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • Aug 23 Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician, born in Kvam, Norway
  • Aug 23 Skipp Sudduth, American actor (Third Watch), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 23 Kile Smith, American contemporary orchestral and choral composer, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Aug 24 John Culberson, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 25 Matt Aitken, English songwriter and rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Coventry, England
  • Aug 25 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (3 x World Rally C'ship round wins for Talbot, Opel, Porsche, Lancia), born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 26 Mark Mangino, American football coach
  • Aug 27 Glen Matlock, British rock bassist (Sex Pistols; The Philistines), born in Paddington, London
  • Aug 28 Beverley Goddard-Callender, English track and field athlete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados
  • Aug 28 Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor (The Limey), born in Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 29 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1993)
  • Aug 30 Jayne Irving, English TV hostess (Live at 3), born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire

Person of interestTsai Ing-wen

Aug 31 Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwanese politician, academic and 7th President of the Republic of China (Democratic Progressive Party: 2016-), born in Taipei, Taiwan

7th President of the Republic of China Tsai Ing-wen
7th President of the Republic of China
Tsai Ing-wen
  • Aug 31 Masashi Tashiro, Japanese television performer
  • Sep 2 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • Sep 2 Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • Sep 3 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • Sep 3 Patrick McGeown, Irish IRA member, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • Sep 4 Blackie Lawless [Steven Duren], American heavy metal singer and guitarist (W.A.S.P.), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Sep 5 Sandra Guibord, German actress (Donna-One Life to Live), born in West Germany
  • Sep 5 Steve Denton, American tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • Sep 5 Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings), born in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Sep 6 Bill Ritter, American politician (41st Governor of Colorado), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 7 Michael Feinstein, American jazz pianist, singer and Gershwin-ophile (Isn't It Romantic), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (Leeds United), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2007)
  • Sep 7 Diane Warren, American songwriter (Music of My Heart; If I Could Turn Back Time), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Sep 8 Maurice Cheeks, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 8 Frank Tovey, British musician (Fad Gadget), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Sep 8 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 8 "Wild" Mick Brown, American rock drummer (Dokken; Ted Nugent), born in San Mateo, California
  • Sep 9 Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • Sep 10 Johnny Fingers [John Moylett], Irish rocker (Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 10 Johnny Hickman, American rock guitarist (Cracker), born in Redlands, California
  • Sep 11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 12 Chip Beck, American golfer (US Open 1986, 89, Masters 1993 runner-up; shot 59 in 1991), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Sep 12 Barry Andrews, British rock musician (XTC; League of Gentlemen; Shreikback), born in West Norwood, London
  • Sep 12 Sam Brownback, American attorney and politician (46th Governor of Kansas), born in Garnett, Kansas
  • Sep 12 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver, born in Norfolk County, Virginia
  • Sep 12 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Sep 13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Sep 13 Alain Ducasse, French-born Monégasque chef, born in Orthez, France
  • Sep 13 Oribe Canales, Cuban American celebrity hairdresser, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2018)
  • Sep 14 Kostas Karamanlis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece 2004-09), born in Athens, Greece
  • Sep 14 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, born in Hillingdon, England (d. 2018)
  • Sep 14 Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek lawyer and politician, born in Rhodes, Greece
  • Sep 15 Jaki Graham, British R&B singer-songwriter ("Could It Be I'm Falling In Love"), born in Birmingham
  • Sep 15 Ned Rothenberg, composer
  • Sep 15 Tawny Little (née Godin), American beauy queen (Miss American, 1976), news anchor, and actress, born in Portland, Maine
  • Sep 15 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer
  • Sep 16 Anatoly Beloglazov, Russian 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Sep 16 Charles Fearing, American rock guitarist (Raydio)

Person of interestDavid Copperfield

Sep 16 David Copperfield [Kotkin], American magician, born in Metuchen, New Jersey

  • Sep 16 Kevin R. Kregel, American pilot and astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87), born in Amityville, New York
  • Sep 16 Mark Daniel Gearan, American campaign manager (Al Gore), born in Gardner, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive (d. 1994)
  • Sep 16 Peter Zaremba, American rocker (Fleshtones), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 16 Sergei Beloglazov, Russian 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980, 88), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Sep 16 Dave Blood [Schulthise], American rock bassist (The Dead Milkmen -"Punk Rock Girl"), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Sep 16 Marcelo Campo, Argentine rugby union winger (20 Tests Argentina, 6 South America; Pueyrredón SC), born in Quilmes, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Sep 17 Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
  • Sep 17 Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
  • Sep 18 Peter Šťastný, Slovak-Canadian ice hockey player, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 18 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author (War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning), born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Sep 19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver, born in Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 20 Debi Morgan, American actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
  • Sep 20 Gary Cole, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • Sep 21 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • Sep 21 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • Sep 22 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Sep 22 Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
  • Sep 23 June Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister - "Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes"; "Men"), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), born in Varese, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 Maren Jensen, Arcadia California, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica)
  • Sep 23 Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer striker (48 caps; FIFA World Cup 1982 [Golden Boot, Golden Ball]; L.R. Vicenza, Juventus), born in Prato, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Sep 23 Peter David, American writer
  • Sep 24 Ilona Slupianek, German shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Demmin, East Germany
  • Sep 25 Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician (MythBusters), born in Marshall, Michigan

Person of interestLinda Hamilton

Sep 26 Linda Hamilton, American actress (Beauty & the Beast, Terminator films), born in Salisbury, Maryland

  • Sep 26 Steve Butler, American racing driver, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 28 Bob Miller, American ice hockey center (47 games USA; Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, LA Kings), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • Sep 29 James Donald Halsell Jr, American retired USAF officer and astronaut (STS 65, 74, 83, 94), born in West Monroe, Louisiana

Person of interestSebastian Coe

Sep 29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe
  • Sep 29 Suzzy Roche, American singer (The Roches), writer and actress, born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • Sep 30 Maria Esmeralda, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III/Lilian Baels
  • Oct 1 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey

Person of interestTheresa May

Oct 1 Theresa May, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2016-19), born in Eastbourne, England

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Oct 1 Gina Haspel, American intelligence officer, First female director of the US CIA, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Oct 2 Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter (Rock Me Tonight), born in Harlem, New York
  • Oct 2 Murphy Morobe, South Afr UDF leader (spent 3 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Oct 3 Hart Bochner, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 3 Peter Frechette, American actor (Paint it Black, George-Profiler), born in Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Oct 4 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Person of interestSherri Turner

Oct 4 Sherri Turner, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1988), born in Greenville, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • Oct 4 Christoph Waltz, German Austrian actor (Django Unchained), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 6 Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
  • Oct 7 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 7 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Oct 7 Brian Sutter, Canadian NHL left wing, 1976-88 (St. Louis Blues), and coach, 1988-2004 (St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, and 2 other teams), born in Viking, Alberta
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 Scott Michael Pellaton, barefoot water ski champ
  • Oct 8 Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Larry Crane, American rock guitarist (John Mellencamp band), born in Seymour, Indiana