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Famous People Born in 1959

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 673

  • Jan 1 Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
  • Jan 1 Azali Assoumani, Comorian president (2016 - present), born in Mitsoudjé, Comoros
  • Jan 2 Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)
  • Jan 3 Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)
  • Jan 4 Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Jan 4 Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist

Person of interestKapil Dev

Jan 6 Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982), born in Chandigarh, Punjab

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • Jan 6 Kathy Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 7 Kathy Valentine, American musician (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 8 Mike Harwood, Australian golfer (British Open 1991 runner-up), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jan 8 Paul Hester, Australian drummer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2005)
  • Jan 9 Otis Nixon, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers), born in Evergreen, North Carolina
  • Jan 9 Mark Martin, American stock car racing driver, born in Batesville, Arkansas
  • Jan 9 Rigoberta Menchú, K'iche' political activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1992), born in Chimel, Guatemala
  • Jan 9 Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician, born in Pitești, Romania
  • Jan 10 Chandra Cheesborough, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Jacksonville, Florida

  • Jan 10 Curt Kirkwood, American musician (Meat Puppets), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Jan 10 Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter, born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jan 11 Brett Bodine, auto racer
  • Jan 12 Per Helmstad Gessle, Swedish singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love), born in Halmstad, Sweden
  • Jan 12 Blixa Bargeld, German singer & musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in West Berlin
  • Jan 12 Lasana M. Sekou, Caribbean poet & author (The Salt Reaper), born in Aruba
  • Jan 13 James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
  • Jan 14 Chas Smash, English singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist (Madness-Our House), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • Jan 14 Geoff Tate, German-born American singer & musician (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jan 14 Paul Terry, English cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984), born in Osnabrück, Germany
  • Jan 15 Pete Trewavas, British bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws), born in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber, born in Setnica, Slovenia (d. 2008)
  • Jan 16 Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • Jan 16 Sade [Helen Folasade Adu], Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer (Soldier of Love, Smooth Operator), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
  • Jan 17 Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • Jan 17 Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
  • Jan 18 Bob Rosenberg, American musician (Will To Power), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 20 Lea Antonoplis, American tennis player, born in West Covina, California
  • Jan 20 Joel Rifkin, American serial killer believed to have killed up to 17 victims between 1989 and 1993 in NYC and Long Island, born in New York
  • Jan 20 Bernard Tyson, American healthcare advocate & 1st African American CEO of Kaiser Permanente, born in San Francisco Bay Area, California

  • Jan 21 Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • Jan 22 Linda Blair, American actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 23 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Meriden, England
  • Jan 23 Tyrone Power Jr., American actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 24 David Mills, American author
  • Jan 24 James Roderick Moir (alias Vic Reeves), English comedian
  • Jan 26 Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkish film director (Winter Sleep), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jan 27 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
  • Jan 27 Patti Cohoon, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides), born in Whittier, California
  • Jan 27 Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
  • Jan 27 Keith Olbermann, American news presenter
  • Jan 28 Dave Sharp, rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • Jan 28 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • Jan 28 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
  • Jan 28 Randi Rhodes, Nova M Radio personality
  • Jan 30 Jody Watley, American dancer (Solid Gold)/singer (Looking For a New Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 31 Kelly Lynch, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy), born in Golden Walley, Minnesota
  • Jan 31 Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor (Criminal Justice, Without a Trace), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jan 31 Kelly Moore, American stock car driver, born in Scarborough, Maine
  • Feb 1 Mike Horan, American NFL punter (NY Giants), born in Orange, California
  • Feb 1 Wade Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Greenville, Texas
  • Feb 1 Wade Wilson, American NFL quarterback, coach (Minnesota Vikings), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Feb 3 Loi Tolhurst, rocker (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
  • Feb 3 Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Feb 3 Thomas Calabro, American actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 3 Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)

Person of interestLawrence Taylor

Feb 4 Lawrence Taylor, American NFL player who is considered the greatest linebacker in history (NY Giants), born in Williamsburg, Virginia

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Feb 4 Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
  • Feb 5 Glenn Dubis, American sport shooter (Olympics 1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Feb 5 Jennifer Granholm, Canadian-American politician, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 6 Ken Nelson, English record producer, born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 7 Brian Travers, rock saxophonist (UB40-Red Wine)
  • Feb 7 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
  • Feb 8 Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis star
  • Feb 8 Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Feb 8 Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician and President of Argentina (2015-present), born in Tandil, Buenos Aires
  • Feb 10 Tonga Fifita [Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita], Tongan wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders), born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • Feb 10 Lisa McPherson, former Scientologist (d. 1995)
  • Feb 11 Corinne Shigemoto, US judo coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 12 Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
  • Feb 12 Omar Hakim, US drummer and composer (Dire Straits, Weather Report), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 12 Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise), born in Canberra, Australia
  • Feb 13 Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • Feb 13 Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 14 Renée Fleming, US opera singer & soprano, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 15 Ali Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Feb 15 Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
  • Feb 15 Joe Hesketh, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Lackawanna, New York
  • Feb 15 Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian sports commentator and wrestler, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Person of interestJohn McEnroe

Feb 16 John McEnroe, American tennis player (US Open 1979-81, 84 / Wimbledon 1981, 83, 84), born in Wiesbaden, Germany

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Feb 16 Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
  • Feb 17 Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, American 100m swimmer (3 Olympic golds 1984) and television commentator, born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • Feb 17 Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star
  • Feb 17 Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician

Person of interestRoger Goodell

Feb 19 Roger Goodell, American NFL Commissioner, born in Jamestown, New York

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

  • Feb 20 Bill Gullickson, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 20 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver
  • Feb 21 José María Cano, Spanish musician
  • Feb 22 Kyle MacLachlan, American actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks), born in Yakima, Washington
  • Feb 22 Susan Benjamin, American actress (Tracy-Accidental Family), born in San Marino, California
  • Feb 22 Jiří Čunek, Czech politician, born in Zlín, Czechia
  • Feb 24 Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
  • Feb 24 Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
  • Feb 25 Mike Peters, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • Feb 25 Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
  • Feb 26 Rolando Blackman, American basketball player, born in Panama City, Panama
  • Feb 27 Johnny Van Zant, American rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 28 Sydney P Mufamadi, South African leader (SACP)
  • Mar 2 Larry Stewart, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Mar 3 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • Mar 4 Rick Ardon, Australian news presenter
  • Mar 5 Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
  • Mar 5 David Fury, American television writer and producer
  • Mar 6 Thomas "Tom" Arnold, American actor (Tom, True Lies) and former husband of actress Rosanne Barr, born in Iowa
  • Mar 6 Saul Anuzis, American politician
  • Mar 7 Tom Lehman, American golfer (British Open 1996; Senior PGA C'ship 2010, Tradition 2011-12), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • Mar 7 Donna Murphy, American actress
  • Mar 8 Aidan Quinn, American actor (Desperately Seeking Susan, Elementary), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Mar 9 Kato Kaelin, American actor (Beach Fever), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 9 Lonny Price, American actor (Muppets Take Manhattan), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 13 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • Mar 13 Ronnie Rogers, British guitarist (T'Pau-Heart & Soul), born in Shrewsbury, England
  • Mar 13 Kathy Hilton, American socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nikki Hilton and Paris Hilton, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 14 Patrick Dupond, dancer (La Bayadere), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 14 Tamara Tunie, American actress

  • Mar 15 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • Mar 15 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • Mar 15 Renny Harlin, Finnish film director
  • Mar 15 Lisa Holton, American writer
  • Mar 16 Michael J Bloomfield, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Mar 16 Stan Thorn, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Person of interestFlavor Flav

Mar 16 Flavor Flav [William Drayton Jr], American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • Mar 16 Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian politician and former Prime Minister of Norway (2000-1, 2005-13), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 17 Brian Douglas Jones, tornado class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 17 Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • Mar 17 Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • Mar 17 Paul Black, American rock singer
  • Mar 17 Christian Clemenson, American actor
  • Mar 18 Irene Cara, Bronx actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
  • Mar 19 Terry Hall, English musician (Specials, Fun Boy 3), born in Coventry
  • Mar 19 Shelley Burch, actress (One Life to Live, Identity Crisis), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Mar 20 Dale Reid, Scottish golfer (21 Ladies European Tour wins), born in Ladybank Scotland
  • Mar 20 Richard Drummie, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • Mar 20 Steve McFadden, British actor
  • Mar 20 Sting [Steve Borden], American professional wrestler, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mar 21 Sarah Jane Morris, English singer, born in Southampton, England
  • Mar 21 Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
  • Mar 22 Matthew Modine, Loma Linda Cal, actor (Full Metal Jacket)
  • Mar 22 Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • Mar 22 Avraham Fried [Friedman], Orthodox Jewish Musician, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 23 Catherine Keener, American actress (Captain Philips, Get Out), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 23 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1997)
  • Mar 23 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
  • Mar 24 Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)

  • Mar 25 Vince Guerra, American jockey, born in Tucson
  • Mar 26 Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
  • Mar 26 Chris Whitten, British session drummer (Paul McCartney - "Flowers In The Dirt"), born in England, United Kingdom
  • Mar 27 Andrew Farriss, Australian rock keyboardist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt), born in Perth, Australia
  • Mar 28 Petra Delhees, Swiss tennis star, born in Aarau, Switzerland
  • Mar 28 Todd Curtis, American actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 29 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
  • Mar 29 Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Mar 29 Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 30 Peter Ellis, convicted child abuser
  • Mar 30 Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist
  • Mar 31 Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
  • Apr 2 Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics 1996), born in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
  • Apr 2 Brian Goodell, American 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976), born in Stockton, California
  • Apr 2 Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, American 5K runner, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 2 Dean Townson, American singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Apr 2 Gelindo Bordin, Italian athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1988), born in Vicenza, Italy
  • Apr 2 Ken Macleay, English-born Australian cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England
  • Apr 2 Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager, born in Sidi Kacem, Morocco
  • Apr 2 Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver, born in Laukaa, Finland
  • Apr 2 Yves Lavandier, French film writer and director, born in France
  • Apr 3 David Hyde Pierce, American actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Apr 6 Dianne Brill, Tampa, fashion designer/party girl (Queen of the Night)
  • Apr 8 Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer (great all-rounder)
  • Apr 8 Martin Weston, English cricketer
  • Apr 9 Dave Innis, American country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • Apr 10 Brian Setzer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Stray Cats), born in Massapequa Park, New York
  • Apr 10 Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician and one of founders of the Bloc Québécois, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 10 Babyface [Kenneth Edmonds], American Grammy Award winning R&B singer, songwriter and record producer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 12 Elissa Leeds, American actress (Cissy-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestEmma Thompson

Apr 15 Emma Thompson, British actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar 1992), born in London, England

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • Apr 15 Kevin Lowe, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and executive (Edmonton Oilers; Stanley Cup x 6), born in Lachute, Quebec
  • Apr 15 Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director, born in Guangdong, China
  • Apr 15 Thomas F. Wilson, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 16 Anne Kursinski, American equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • Apr 16 Scott McKinsey, American television director, born in California
  • Apr 17 Elizabeth Lindsey, Polynesian actress (China Beach), born in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Apr 17 Stephen Singleton, English rocker (ABC), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 17 Teri Austin, Canadian actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 17 Sean Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Game of Thrones)
  • Apr 18 Jim Eisenreich, American MLB outfielder (Tourette syndrome, Florida Marlins WS 1997), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Apr 20 Clint Howard, American actor (Gentle Ben), born in Burbank, California

Person of interestRobert Smith

Apr 21 Robert Smith, Sussex, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen), born in Blackpool, England

Musician Robert Smith
Musician
Robert Smith
  • Apr 21 Jerry Only [Gerald Caiafa Jr], American musician (Misfits), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • Apr 21 Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)
  • Apr 21 Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
  • Apr 22 Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)
  • Apr 22 Ryan Stiles, American actor (Lewis-Drew Carey Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 23 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player, born in Athens, Greece

About 1959

How Old? 59 or 60 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Feb 7), Pig (Feb 8 - Dec 31)