On This Day

Famous People Born in 1956 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 768 of 768

  • 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
  • Oct 10 Mark Gordon, American film producer (Saving Private Ryan), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Oct 11 Nicanor Frutos, 47th President of Paraguay (2003-08), born in Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay
  • Oct 12 David Vanian, British singer (The Damned), born in Hemel Hempstead, England
  • Oct 13 Anura Ranasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982), born in Kalatura, Sri Lanka
  • Oct 13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California

Person of interestBeth Daniel

Oct 14 Beth Daniel, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1990), born in Charleston, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Oct 16 Melissa Belote, American 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 16 James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)
  • Oct 16 Johnny Chavis, American football coach
  • Oct 16 Marin Alsop, American conductor and 1st woman to head a major American orchestra (Baltimore Symphony, 2007-present), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestMae Jemison

Oct 17 Mae Jemison, 1st African American woman in space (STS 47), born in Decatur, Alabama

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • Oct 17 Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)

Person of interestMartina Navratilova

Oct 18 Martina Navratilova, Czech/American tennis player (18 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Oct 18 Craig Bartlett, American animator (Hey Arnold!, Dinosaur Train, Ready Jet Go!), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 18 Jim Talent, Des Peres, Missouri, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • Oct 19 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 19 Sunny Deol, Indian actor
  • Oct 19 Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver

Person of interestDanny Boyle

Oct 20 Danny Boyle, English film director (Trainspotting; Slumdog Millionaire), born in Manchester, England

Film Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle

Person of interestCarrie Fisher

Oct 21 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • Oct 22 Frank DiPino, American baseball player
  • Oct 23 Betsy Nagelsen, tennis star, born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Oct 23 Darrell Pace, archer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 23 Dwight Yoakam, American country singer (Honky Tonk Man), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Oct 24 Dale Maharidge, American author (And Their Children After Them), born in Ohio
  • Oct 25 Matthias Jabs, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change), born in Hannover, Germany
  • Oct 25 Danny Gans, American entertainer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • Oct 26 Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman (1st CEO of Australian Defence Materiel Organisation)
  • Oct 26 Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 26 Regina Benjamin, 18th US Surgeon General (2009-13), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Oct 26 Mike LeDonne, American jazz Hammond organist, pianist, and composer (Benny Golson; The Groover Quartet), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Person of interestPatty Sheehan

Oct 27 Patty Sheehan, American golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1992, 94), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Oct 27 Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer, born in California

Person of interestMahmoud Ahmadinejad

Oct 28 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (2005-13), born in Aradan, Iran

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Oct 28 Dave Wyndorf, American rock singer (Monster Magnet), born in Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Oct 29 Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Oct 30 Juliet Stevenson, English actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story), born in Kelvedon, Essex, England
  • 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 Jordan Rudess, American progressive rock keyboardist (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • Nov 5 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 5 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, England (d. 1999)
  • Nov 5 Helen O'Hara [Bevington], British rock violinist (Dexys Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen"), born in Bristol, England
  • 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, British session and touring keyboard player, songwriter, and record producer (Rod Stewart), born in London, England
  • Nov 9 Eve de Castro-Robinson, New Zealand classical composer (Other Echoes; A Chaos Of Delight), and educator, born in London, England
  • 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 (The Human League, Heaven 17), born in Sheffield, England
  • 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 13 Bill Scanlon, American tennis player (World #9 1984; 6 x ATP titles), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Nov 14 Kenneth D Bowersox, Portsmouth Va, USN/astro (STS 50, 61, 73, 82)
  • Nov 15 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (d. 2003)
  • Nov 15 Zlatko Kranjčar, Croatian soccer striker (2 caps; Dinamo Zagreb, Rapid Wien) and manager (Croatia, Montenegro, Dinamo Zagreb), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2021)
  • 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 18 Laura Lynch, American bluegrass and country musician and songwriter (Dixie Chicks, 1989-95), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 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 19 Ik-Hwan Bae, South Korean-American violinist (Bargemusic, 1982-95) and educator (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 1999-2014), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2014)
  • Nov 20 Bo Derek [Mary Collins], American actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 20 Dan Powers, American rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band, 1983-87), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Mark Gastineau, American NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85), born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • 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 (Prison Break), born at Mitchel Air Force Base, New York
  • Nov 28 Kristine Arnold, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl"), born in Torrance, California
  • Nov 28 Lucy Gutteridge, actress (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies)
  • Nov 28 David Van Day [David Paul Day], British pop singer (Dollar - "Loves Gotta Hold On Me"), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • Nov 29 Hinton Battle, American Tony Award-winning singer, dancer, and actor (The Wiz), born in Neubrücke, Hoppstädten, West Germany
  • 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 rock guitarist (R.E.M. - 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
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
  • Dec 8 Pierre Pincemaille, French organist, composer, and pedagogue, born in Paris (d. 2018)
  • 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 10 Rod Blagojevich, American politician (Governor of Illinois, 2003-09 - impeached and removed), and convicted felon (corruption and solicitation of bribes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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 16 Tommy Burns, Scottish soccer midfielder (8 caps; Celtic, Kilmarnock) and manager (Scotland, Celtic, Kilmarnock, Reading), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Dec 17 Peter Farrelly, American film director
  • Dec 17 Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Mexican drug lord (Juárez Cartel), born in Guamuchilito, Mexico (d. 1997)
  • 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 sailor (Olympic gold 470 class 2004; silver 470 1992), born in Hollis, New York City (d. 2020)
  • 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 27 Karl Denson, American funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist (Lenny Kravitz; Tiny Universe), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Dec 28 Kenneth Grant, American funk bassist andvocalist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • Dec 28 Nigel Kennedy, British classical, jazz and Klezmer violinist, born in Brighton, England
  • 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 Sheryl Lee Ralph, American actress on stage (Dreamgirls - Tony Award, 1981); in film (To Sleep with Anger); and television (Moesha), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Dec 30 Suzy Bogguss, American country singer ("Drive South"; "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart"), born in Aledo, Illinois
  • Dec 30 Patricia Kalember, American actress (Sisters - "Georgie Whitsig"; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Schnectady, New York
  • 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