On This Day

Famous People Born in 1959 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 695 of 695

  • Nov 18 Jimmy Quinn, Irish soccer striker (46 caps, Northern Ireland; Reading) and manager (Reading, Swindon, Cambridge, Bournemouth), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 18 Cindy Blackman Santana, American jazz and rock session and touring drummer (Lenny Kravitz; Santana), born in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Nov 19 Jean-Francois Clervoy, Longeville France, astronaut (STS 66, 84)
  • Nov 19 Allison Janney, American actress (The West Wing, I Tonya), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Sean Young, American actress (Dune, Blade Runner), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 20 James P. McGovern, American politician (Rep-D-Mass 1997-), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 21 Tim Wilkison, American tennis player (6 ATP tiles), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • Nov 22 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • Nov 22 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • Nov 23 Brook Jacoby, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Maxwell Caulfield, English actor (Miles-The Colbys), born in Derbyshire, England
  • Nov 23 Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
  • Nov 24 Alejandro Mayorkas, American lawyer, Secretary of Homeland Security (2021-), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 25 Steve Rothery, British progressive rock guitarist, (Marillion - Clutching at Straws), born in Brampton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Nov 25 Charles Kennedy, British politician (Liberal Democrat leader 1999-2006), born in Inverness, Scotland

  • Nov 26 Jamie Rose, American actress (St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 26 Mike Moore, American baseball player, born in Eakly, Oklahoma
  • Nov 27 Charlie Burchill, Scottish pop guitarist (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
  • Nov 28 Judd Nelson, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan), born in Portland, Maine
  • Nov 28 R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • Nov 28 Stephen Roche, bicylist
  • Nov 29 Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Nov 29 Rich Camarillo, NFL punter (Houston Oilers)

Person of interestSylvia Hanika

Nov 30 Sylvia Hanika, German tennis player (WTA Tour Championship 1982), born in Munich, West Germany

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • Nov 30 Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist
  • Nov 30 Randy Gane, American keyboardist, born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • Dec 1 Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • Dec 1 Rick Leventhal, American broadcast journalist
  • Dec 1 Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league five eighth, coach and broadcaster (34 Tests; Queensland 38 games; RL Immortal), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Dec 2 Greg Barton, American kayaker (Olympics gold K-1 1,000, K-2 1,000 1988), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Dec 2 Gywneth Strong, English actress (Cassandra-Only Fools and Horses), born in London
  • Dec 3 Kathy Jordan, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam doubles titles; Australian Open 1983 runner-up), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 3 Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
  • Dec 4 Susan W. Krebs, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 4 Paul McGrath, Irish soccer defender (83 caps Rep of Ireland; Aston Villa, Manchester United), born in London, England

  • Dec 5 Nikki Gianulias, American ten-pin bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1979), born in Vallejo, California
  • Dec 5 Shirley Furlong, American golfer (ANA Inspiration runner-up 1990), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Dec 5 Connie Needham Newton, American actress (Eight is Enough, Fame), born in Anaheim, California
  • Dec 6 Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo (Nintendo DS and Wii), born in Sapporo, Hokkaido (d. 2015)
  • Dec 7 Salim Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in 32 Tests 1986-90), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Dec 8 Marty Raybon, American singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Sanford, Florida
  • Dec 8 Paul Rutherford, British rock vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Relax"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Dec 8 Jim Yong Kim, South Korean-American physician, anthropologist and President of the World Bank, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Dec 10 Burke Moses, American actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 10 Mark Aguirre, American NBA forward (Detroit Pistons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 11 Tina Gayle, American cowboy cheerleader and actress (Kathy-Chips), born in Frankfurt
  • Dec 11 Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star, born in Rockland County, New York
  • Dec 12 Belouis Some, British rock musician (Neville Keighley-Some People), born in England
  • Dec 12 Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Indian cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener), born in Madras, India
  • Dec 12 Scott D. Vangen, American astronaut, born in Granite Falls, Minnesota
  • Dec 13 John Whitaker, American actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Dec 13 Marianne Gravatte, American model and Playboy playmate (Oct, 1982, 1983 Playmate of the Year), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 13 Boris Zhukov [Jim Harrell], American professional wrestler, born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Dec 14 Franco [Iglesias], Cuban Latin pop singer ("Toda la Vida"; "María"), born in Cuba
  • Dec 14 Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer (WBC welterweight champion 1987), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

  • Dec 14 Bob Paris, Canadian-American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate, born in Columbus, Indiana
  • Dec 15 Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
  • Dec 15 Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
  • Dec 15 Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
  • Dec 16 Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)
  • Dec 16 Stephen Irvine, Scottish rock drummer (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions), born in Scotland
  • Dec 17 Tammie Green, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1989), born in Somerset Ohio
  • Dec 17 Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements - Please To Meet Me), born in Waconia, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Dec 19 Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
  • Dec 19 Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 20 David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions), born in Polkton, North Carolina
  • Dec 20 Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland, born in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
  • Dec 21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • Dec 22 Bernd Schuster, German footballer, born in Augsburg, Germany
  • Dec 23 Geoff Willis, British engineer, born in Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Dec 24 Keith Deller, British darts player (BDO World Champion 1983), born in Ipswich, England
  • Dec 24 Anil Kapoor, Indian producer and actor (Slumdog Millionaire, Taal, Maulana Jutt, Tezaab, Beta), born in Bombay, India

Person of interestLee Daniels

Dec 24 Lee Daniels, American director ("Precious", "Empire"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels
  • Dec 25 Chris Spice, Australian field hockey coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 25 Michael P Anderson, Plattsburgh NY, major USAF/astronaut (STS 89)
  • Dec 25 Ton Lokhoff, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • Dec 26 Lesley Tomlinson, English cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Derbyshire, England
  • Dec 26 Koji Morimoto, Japanese anime director, born in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 27 Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • Dec 27 Gerina Dunwich, American author

  • Dec 28 Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
  • Dec 28 Ana Torroja, Spanish pop singer (Mecano), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Dec 28 Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 29 Paula Poundstone, American stand-up comedian (Emmy Awards), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Dec 29 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
  • Dec 30 Tracey Ullman, British actress (The Tracey Ullman Show) and singer ("They Don't Know"), born in Slough, England
  • Dec 30 Josée Verner, French Canadian politician
  • Dec 30 Paul Milton Jackson Jr., American session and jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Bebe Neuwirth, American actress (Lilith in Cheers, Damn Yankees), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Dec 31 Paul Westerberg, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Replacements), born in Edina, Minnesota
  • Dec 31 Val Kilmer, American actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Phill Kline, American politician, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Dec 31 Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician, born in Boe District, Nauru
  • Dec 31 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor, born in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1981)