On This Day

Famous People Born in 1961 (Part 2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 792

  • Apr 10 Jeb Stuart Adams, American actor (Flowers in the Attic), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 10 Olivia Brown, American actress (Det Trudy Joplin-Miami Vice), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Apr 10 Joe Cole, American roadie (Black Flag, Rollins Band), born in California (d. 1991)
  • Apr 11 Lucky Vanous, American model (GQ, Diet Coke), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Apr 11 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • Apr 11 Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 12 D. D. Verni, American heavy metal rocker (Overkill - Hello From the Gutter), born in New Jersey
  • Apr 12 Julius Kariuki, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1988), born in Nyahururu, Kenya
  • Apr 12 Magda Szubanski, Australian actress (Kath & Kim), born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England
  • Apr 13 Tammy Stephens, American singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Arlington, Texas
  • Apr 14 John Clarke, actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life)

Person of interestRobert Carlyle

Apr 14 Robert Carlyle, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • Apr 15 Lynne Austin, American model (First Hooters girl), Playboy playmate (Jul, 1986), born in Plant City, Florida
  • Apr 15 Tiina Lillak, Finnish javelin thrower (Olympic silver 1984), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Apr 16 Doris Dragović, Croatian singer, born in Split, Croatia
  • Apr 17 Boomer Esiason, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals), born in East Islip, New York

  • Apr 17 Norman Cowans, Jamaican cricketer (England fast bowler in 19 Tests 1982-85), born in St. Mary, Jamaica
  • Apr 17 Frank J. Christensen, American labor leader, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 18 Jane Leeves, English actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser), born in London, England
  • Apr 18 Kelly Hansen, American heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Apr 18 Pamella Bordes, British parliament escort, former Miss India and photographer, born in New Delhi, India
  • Apr 18 Steve Lombardi, American professional wrestler (The Brooklyn Brawler), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 19 Richard Phelps, British pentathelete (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Gloucester, England
  • Apr 20 Don Mattingly, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Apr 20 Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor (Vozvrashcheniye), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Apr 22 Byron Allen, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 22 Jeff Hostetler, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • Apr 22 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • Apr 23 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 George Lopez, Mexican-American actor and comedian, born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles
  • Apr 25 Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American author (2016: Obama's America), born in Mumbai, India
  • Apr 26 Al Lawrence, Jamaican 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Jamaica
  • Apr 26 Joan Chen [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • Apr 26 Nancy Scranton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1991), born in Centralia, Illinois
  • Apr 28 Cathy Gerring, American golfer (Solheim Cup 1990), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Apr 28 Futoshi Matsunaga, Japanese serial killer
  • Apr 29 Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese seiyū

Person of interestIsiah Thomas

Apr 30 Isiah Thomas, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP), born in Chicago, Illinois

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • May 1 Charlie O'Brien, American MLB catcher (pioneered hockey style catcher's mask), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 1 Steven Cauthen, American Hall of Fame jockey (1978 Triple Crown-Affirmed, The Derby 1985, 1987), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • May 1 Marilyn Milian, current judge on The People's Court

  • May 2 Doctor Robert [Bruce Robert Howard], Scottish singer-songwriter (The Blow Monkeys), born in Haddington, Scotland
  • May 2 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, born in Newcastle, NSW (d. 2017)
  • May 2 Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef (This Morning), born in Folkestone, Kent, England
  • May 3 Steve McClaren, English football manager, born in Fulford, York, England
  • May 3 Joe Murray, American cartoonist (Rocko's Modern Life), born in San Jose, California
  • May 3 David Vitter, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1999-2005), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 4 Eugene Daniel, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • May 4 Jay Aston, English singer (Bucks Fizz), born in Purley, Surrey
  • May 4 Mary Elizabeth McDonough, American actress (Erin in The Waltons), born in Van Nuys, California
  • May 4 Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist, born in Fusagasugá, Colombia
  • May 4 Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) poet, born in Kolkata, India
  • May 5 Hiroshi Hase, Japanese wrestler (NJPW) and politician (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), born in Oyabe, Toyama, Japan
  • May 6 Clay O'Brien, actor (Weedy-Cowboys), born in Ray, Arizona

Person of interestGeorge Clooney

May 6 George Clooney, American actor (ER, Batman, The Descendants), born in Lexington, Kentucky

  • May 6 Roma Downey, Derry Ireland, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)
  • May 7 Phil "Wizzö" Campbell, Welsh rock musician (Motörhead), born in Pontypridd, Wales
  • May 8 Riaz Poonawalla, cricketer (Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy)
  • May 8 David Winning, Canadian film director
  • May 8 Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler
  • May 8 Bill de Blasio, American politician and NYC Mayor (2013-), born in Manhattan, New York
  • May 9 Rene Capo, Pinal del Rio Cuba, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • May 10 Blyth Tait, England, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1996)
  • May 10 Randy Cunneyworth, Etobicoke, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • May 10 Teri Copley, Arcadia California, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made)
  • May 10 Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
  • May 10 Danny Carey, American drummer (Tool), born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • May 11 Cecile Licad, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981), born in Manila, Philippines
  • May 11 Diana Lee[-Hsu], American actress (Licence to Kill), and model (Playboy playmate May, 1988), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 12 Billy Duffy, rocker (Cult-Hell's Kitchen)
  • May 12 Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
  • May 12 Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • May 12 Thomas Dooley, German-American Soccer Player

Person of interestDennis Rodman

May 13 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • May 14 Tim Roth, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), born in London, England
  • May 14 Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
  • May 14 Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • May 15 Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
  • May 15 Melle Mel [Melvin Glover], American rapper (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 16 Nina Arvesen, actress (Cassandra-Young & Restless), born in White Plains, New York
  • May 16 Kevin Guidry, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • May 16 Kevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
  • May 16 Charles Wright, American professional wrestler known as "The Godfather"

Person of interestEnya

May 17 Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain), born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter Enya
Singer-Songwriter
Enya
  • May 19 Lisa Rathgber Wagner, bowler (3-time LPBT Player of Year, Bowler of Decade), born in Hillsboro Illinois
  • May 19 Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  • May 19 Ronan Hardiman, Irish composer (Michael Flatley soundtracks), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • May 20 Kit Clarke, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
  • May 20 Nick Heyward, guitar/vocals (Haircut 100-Favourite Shirts)
  • May 20 Vaughn Jefferis, Matangi NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olymp-bronze-96)
  • May 21 Tim Lever, keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
  • May 22 Dana Williams, American singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • May 23 Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • May 23 Kevin Romine, baseball player
  • May 25 Hiro Saito, Japanese professional wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary), born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
  • May 26 Stephen Pate, American golfer (6 PGA Tour titles, US Open 1988, US Masters 1990 3rd), born in Ventura, California
  • May 26 Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
  • May 27 Cathy Silvers, actress (Happy Days, Foley Square), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976, 84, 88)
  • May 27 John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoeist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
  • May 27 Peri Gilpin, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier), born in Waco, Texas
  • May 28 Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
  • May 29 David Palmer, American musician and founding member of ABC (The Lexicon Of Love), born in Chesterfield, England
  • May 29 Melissa Etheridge, American singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
  • May 30 Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
  • May 30 Ralph Carter, American actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
  • May 30 Trey Parker, rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)
  • May 30 Harry Enfield, Horsham, West Sussex, English comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)
  • May 31 Lea Thompson, actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City)
  • Jun 1 John Huston, American golfer (US Masters 1990 3rd, 7 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois
  • Jun 1 Mark Rodenhauser, NFL center (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)

Person of interestPaul Coffey

Jun 1 Paul Coffey, Canadian NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings), born in Weston, Ontario

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Jun 2 John Cameroon, guitarist (Claw Boys Claw)
  • Jun 2 Kerry Junna-Saxby, Australian 10k walker (Olympics-15th-1992, 96)
  • Jun 2 Dez Cadena, American musician (Black Flag)
  • Jun 2 Liam Cunningham, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 3 Kevin Arnott, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 101* v NZ 1992)
  • Jun 3 Peter Glen Vidmar, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/silver-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 3 Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer and author
  • Jun 4 El Debarge, American rocker (Debarge-All this Love), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jun 4 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Prime Minister of Hungary (2004-09), born in Pápa, Hungary
  • Jun 5 Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis star (Davis Cup 1987), born in Chennai, India
  • Jun 5 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • Jun 6 Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Jun 6 Sydney Walsh, American actress (Maureen "Mo" DeMott in Hooperman), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York, United States
  • Jun 6 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 Tom Araya, Chilean American musician (bass guitarist and lead singer of American thrash metal band Slayer), born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Jun 6 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • Jun 6 Aldo Costa, Italian engineer and the Engineering Director of the Mercedes Formula One team, born in Parma, Italy
  • Jun 7 Dave Catching, American musician
  • Jun 8 Kevin Gross, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Downey, California

Person of interestMichael J. Fox

Jun 9 Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor, author, comedian and activist (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf), born in Edmonton, Alberta

  • Jun 9 Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright (A Few Good Men, The West Wing), born in New York City
  • Jun 10 Maxi Priest, [Max Elliott], Jamaican/English singer (Wild World)
  • Jun 10 Kim Deal, American musician (Pixies), (The Breeders)
  • Jun 10 Kelley Deal, American musician (The Breeders)
  • Jun 11 María Barranco, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
  • Jun 12 Rod Latham, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jun 12 Jim Goad, American author and publisher (ANSWER Me!), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 13 Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), born in Epping, Essex, England (d. 2014)

Person of interestBoy George

Jun 14 Boy George [O'Dowd], British singer-songwriter (Culture Club), born in Bexley, Kent, England

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • Jun 14 Grace Jackson, Jamaican 200m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • Jun 14 Sam Perkins, American NBA forward and center (Seattle Supersonics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 15 Kai Eckhardt, German musician (Garaj Mahal)
  • Jun 15 Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
  • Jun 15 Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese singer/actress
  • Jun 16 Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)
  • Jun 18 Andres Galarraga, Venezuelan infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Caracas
  • Jun 18 [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, Essex England, rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf)
  • Jun 20 Gary Varsho, baseball player
  • Jun 20 Karin Enke, German speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in Dresden, Germany

  • Jun 21 Kip Winger, rocker (Winger-17)
  • Jun 21 Manu Chao, Spanish musician
  • Jun 21 Sascha Konietzko, German musician

Person of interestJoko Widodo

Jun 21 Joko Widodo, Indonesian politician (President of Indonesia 2014), born in Surakarta

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Jun 22 Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • Jun 22 Jimmy Somerville, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • Jun 22 Stephen Batchelor, British Olympic hockey player, born in Beare Green, Surrey
  • Jun 23 LaSalle Thompson, NBA forward/center (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 23 Mark Drillich, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
  • Jun 23 Zoran Janjetov, Serbian comic artist
  • Jun 24 Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jun 24 Curt Smith, Bath England, rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears)
  • Jun 24 Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jun 24 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Person of interestRicky Gervais

Jun 25 Ricky Gervais, English actor and comedian (The Office), born in Reading, England

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
  • Jun 26 Greg LeMond, American professional road cyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990), born in Lakewood, California
  • Jun 26 Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin-Take My Breath Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 27 Tim Whitnall, English actor (Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story), born in Canvey Island, Essex, England
  • Jun 27 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress (Goodness Gracious Me), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
  • Jun 28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 28 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jun 29 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jun 29 Kimberlin Brown, American actress (Sheila Carter-The Young and The Restless), born in Hayward, California
  • Jun 29 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 30 Karolyn Kirby, American beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Person of interestDiana Spencer

Jul 1 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, England (d. 1997)

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Jul 1 Kalpana Chawla, American astronaut (STS 87) and the first woman of Indian descent to go to space, born in Karnal, East Punjab, India (d. 2003)

Person of interestCarl Lewis

Jul 1 Carl Lewis, American sprinter and long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Jul 1 Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England
  • Jul 2 Alba Parietti, Torino Italy, actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima)
  • Jul 2 James McNichol, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 2 Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Jul 2 Michael Lindsay, Voice actor
  • Jul 3 Vince Clarke, English rock keyboardist (Erasure), born in South Woodford, Essex
  • Jul 3 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer, born in Lisbon
  • Jul 3 Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • Jul 4 Connie Paraskevin-Young, American sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 4 Richard Allen Garriott, English-American computer game designer (Origin), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jul 5 Isabelle Poulenard, French contemporary soprano, born in Paris
  • Jul 6 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, American 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • Jul 6 Kimberly Foster, American actress (It Takes Two), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Jul 8 Andy Fletcher, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
  • Jul 8 Graham Jones, rock guitarist (Haircut 100)
  • Jul 8 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma
  • Jul 10 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor (Bullet in the Head), born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 12 Bruce Braman, Greene NY, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 13 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
  • Jul 13 Lawrence Donegan, rock bassist
  • Jul 13 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager