On This Day

Famous People Born in 1956 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 711 of 711

  • Oct 30 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 30 Tim Roemer, American politician (Rep-D-Indiana), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Oct 31 Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph), born in Hastings, Sussex, England
  • Oct 31 Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Jönköping, Sweden
  • Nov 3 Kevin Murphy, American actor and puppeteer
  • Nov 3 Gary Ross, American film director
  • Nov 3 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), born in Seal Beach, California (d. 2014)
  • Nov 4 James Honeyman-Scott, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Pretenders), born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England (d. 1982)
  • Nov 4 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 4 Jordan Rudess, American musician (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • Nov 5 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, England (d. 1999)
  • Nov 6 Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • Nov 7 Denise Jannah [Zeefuik], Suriname-Dutch jazz singer (Farmer's Market), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Nov 7 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Randi Brooks, American actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Richard Curtis, British screenwriter (Blackadder, Four Wedding and a Funeral), born in Wellington, New Zealand

  • Nov 9 Kevin Savigar, English musician and record producer, born in England, United Kingdom
  • Nov 10 Matt Craven, Canadian actor (Juror, Killer, K2), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • Nov 10 Sinbad [David Adkins], American comedian and actor (First Kid, Vibe), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Nov 10 Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian entrepreneur and political activist, born in Cairo, Egpyt
  • Nov 11 Billy Smith, American country singer (Billy & Terry Smith), born in Reidsville, North Carolina
  • Nov 11 Ian Craig Marsh, English, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • Nov 12 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 13 Aldo Nova, Canadian rocker (Blood on the Bricks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 13 Ginger Alden, American actress, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 13 Charlie Baker, American politician, Governor of Massachusetts (2015-), born in Elmira, New York
  • Nov 14 Kenneth D Bowersox, Portsmouth Va, USN/astro (STS 50, 61, 73, 82)
  • Nov 15 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (d. 2003)
  • Nov 16 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • Nov 18 Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots)
  • Nov 18 Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
  • Nov 18 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Eileen Marie Collins, Elmira NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 63, 84)
  • Nov 19 Glynnis O'Connor, American actress (California Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 19 Scott Jacoby, actor (Bad Ronald, Return to Horror High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 19 Ann Curry, American journalist

  • Nov 20 Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 20 Dan Powers, rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Nov 20 Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)
  • Nov 20 Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 21 Mariana Simionescu, Romanian tennis player (1st wife of Björn Borg), born in Tirgu Neamt, Romania
  • Nov 21 Terri Welles [Knepper], American playboy model (Dec 1980, Playmate of the Year 1981), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 21 Cherry Jones, American stage and TV actress (Doubt, 24), born in Paris, Tennessee
  • Nov 22 Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • Nov 22 Richard Kind, American actor
  • Nov 23 Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
  • Nov 23 Shane Gould, Australian freestyle swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Nov 25 Ena Heese, South African costume designer (Willem of Orange)
  • Nov 25 Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)
  • Nov 25 Hélène Goudin, Swedish politician
  • Nov 26 Nico Slothouwer, Dutch poet (Man & his Bag)
  • Nov 26 Dale Jarrett, American race car driver (Daytona 500 champion 1993, 96, 2000), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • Nov 26 Don Lake, Canadian television writer (The Bonnie Hunt Show), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 26 Marty Smith, American motocross racer (AMA 125cc 1974, 75; AMA 500cc 1977), born in San Diego, California (d. 2020)
  • Nov 27 William Fichtner, American actor
  • Nov 28 Kristine Arnold, American singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), born in Torrance, California
  • Nov 28 Lucy Gutteridge, actress (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies)
  • Nov 29 Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • Nov 29 Leo Laporte, American television personality
  • Nov 29 Eric Laakso, American football player
  • Dec 1 Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
  • Dec 1 Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • Dec 2 Steven Bauer, Cuban-American actor (Scarface, Thief of Hearts), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Dec 3 Hart Bochner, actor and director (Rich & Famous), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 4 Bernard King, American Basketball Hall of Fame small forward ( NBA All-Star 1982, 84-85, 91; NY Knicks, Washington Bullets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 4 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgarian weightlifter (World C'ship gold - 90kg 1991, 92, 93; Olympic silver - 82.5kg 1976), born in Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria
  • Dec 4 Costantino Rocca, Italian golfer (British Open 1995 runner-up; hole in one 1995 Ryder Cup), born in Bergamo, Italy
  • Dec 5 Klaus Allofs, German footballer (1. FC Köln), born in Düsseldorf, West Germany
  • Dec 5 Brian Backer, American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 5 Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist and conductor, born in Zabrze, Poland
  • Dec 6 Peter Buck, American pop guitarist (REM-Murmur), born in Berkeley, California
  • Dec 6 Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)

Person of interestLarry Bird

Dec 7 Larry Bird, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach, executive (Boston Celtics 3-time NBA champion, 12-time NBA All Star), born in West Baden, Indiana

NBA Legend Larry Bird
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  • Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
  • Dec 9 Sylvia, American country singer (Nobody), born in Kokoma, Indiana
  • Dec 10 Michael VerMeulen, American journalist and magazine editor (British GQ), born in Lake Forest, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Dec 11 Lani Brockman, American actress and theatre director, born in Seattle
  • Dec 12 Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexican-American actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest), born in Mexico City
  • Dec 12 Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist (won Young Rider Classification of Tour de France 1980), born in Rijbergen, Netherlands
  • Dec 13 Dale Berra, American baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Phil Hubbard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Dec 13 Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer, born in Kfarshima, Lebanon
  • Dec 14 Hanni Wenzel, German alpine ski racer (Olympic-2 gold-1980), born in Straubing, Bavaria, West Germany
  • Dec 17 Peter Farrelly, American film director
  • Dec 18 T. K. Carter, American actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 18 Reinhold Ewald, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • Dec 18 Ron White, American comedian
  • Dec 19 Alice Barrett, American actress (Frankie Frame-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 19 Tom Lawless, American baseball player
  • Dec 20 Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger, born in New Windsor, Maryland (d. 2009|)
  • Dec 20 Blanche Baker, American actress, Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard), born in NYC, New York

  • Dec 20 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mauritanian 8th President of Mauritania (2009-present), born in Akjoujt, French West Africa
  • Dec 21 Kevin Burnham, American 470 sailor (Olympic 8th 1992, 96), born in Hollis, New York City
  • Dec 21 Lee Roy Parnell, American country singer (Oughta be a Law), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Dec 23 Michele Alboretto, Italian racing driver (Ferrari), born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 23 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • Dec 24 Stephanie Hodge, American actress & comedian (I Madman, Happily Ever After), born in Wilmington, Ohio
  • Dec 25 Mansoor Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani batsman early 80's)
  • Dec 26 Gail Tatterson, WBL center (NY Stars)
  • Dec 26 Karen Smith, WBL forward (NY Stars)
  • Dec 26 David Sedaris, American essayist, born in Binghamton, New York
  • Dec 27 Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)
  • Dec 28 Kenneth Grant, bass/vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking, Operator)
  • Dec 28 Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
  • Dec 29 Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian, born in Perth, United Kingdom
  • Dec 30 Chéri Samba (Mbimba N'zinga), Congolese contemporary artist, born in Kinto M’Vuila, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dec 30 Patricia Kalember, actress (Sisters)
  • Dec 30 Sheryl Lee Ralph, actress (Moesia, Designing Women)
  • Dec 30 Suzy Bogguss, singer (I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart), born in Aledo, Illinois
  • Dec 31 Martin Joseph Fettman, American researcher & astronaut (STS 58), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 31 Steve Rude, American comics artist, born in Madison, Wisconsin