On This Day

Famous People Born in 1961 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 831

  • Apr 1 Jennifer Runyon, American actress (Cindy-A Very Brady Christmas), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 1 Jim Jeffcoat, American NFL defensive end (Super Bowl 1992, 93 Dallas Cowboys) and coach (Dallas Cowboys DL 1998-2004), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Mark White, British rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (ABC - "All of My Heart", born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 1 Sergio Scariolo, Italian basketball coach (NBA: assistant Toronto Raptors; head coach Spain; World Cup gold 2019), born in Brescia, Italy
  • Apr 1 Susan Boyle, Scottish pop singer (Britain's Got Talent, 2009 -"I Dreamed A Dream"), born in Dechmont, West Lothian, Scotland
  • Apr 2 Keren Jane Woodward, English rock vocalist (Bananarama - "Venus"), born in Bristol, England
  • Apr 2 Christopher Meloni, American actor (Law & Order), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestEddie Murphy

Apr 3 Eddie Murphy, American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Apr 5 Lisa Zane, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 5 Jim LeRoy, Airshow Pilot
  • Apr 6 Rory Bremner, impressionist
  • Apr 7 Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
  • Apr 8 Richard Hatch, American reality television personality (Survivor), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Apr 9 Kirk McCaskill, Canadian MLB pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 9 Mark Kelly, Irish keyboardist (Marillion - "Real to Reel"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 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 - "Til I Hear It From You"), 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 11 Nigel Pulsford, British rock guitarist (Bush - Sixteen Stone), born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Apr 12 D. D. Verni, American heavy metal bassist, and songwriter (Overkill - "Hello From the Gutter"), born in New Providence, 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 13 (Clarence) "Butch" Taylor, American rock and jazz keyboardist and composer (Dave Matthews Band, 1998-2008), born in Shawsville, Virginia

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 pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Gloucester, England

Person of interestDon Mattingly

Apr 20 Don Mattingly, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985), born in Evansville, Indiana

MLB 1st Baseman Don Mattingly
MLB 1st Baseman
Don Mattingly
  • Apr 20 Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor (Vozvrashcheniye), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Apr 20 Nicholas Lyndhurst, English actor (Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart), born in Emsworth, England
  • 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 24 Roger Mayweather, American boxer, (WBA & lineal super featherweight titles 1983-84, WBC light welterweight 1987-89; IBO light welterweight; IBO welterweight 1994-95), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Apr 24 Igor Raykhelson, Russian-American composer, and classical and jazz pianist, born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Apr 25 Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American author (2016: Obama's America), born in Mumbai, India
  • Apr 25 Truls Mørk, Norwegian concert cellist, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 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 26 Chris Mars, American drummer (The Replacements, 1979-90), and painter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 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 (voice actor), born in Nagasaki, Japan

Person of interestIsiah Thomas

Apr 30 Isiah Thomas, American NBA point guard (Detroit Pistons; 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; World Series 1995 Atlanta Braves), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 1 Steven Cauthen, American Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1978-Affirmed, Epsom Derby 1985, 87; Ascot Gold Cup 1984, 87), 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 - "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way"), 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 5 Mike Dunleavy, American politician, Governor of Alaska (2018-), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 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, Irish actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 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, Cuban half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Pinal del Rio Cuba
  • May 10 Blyth Tait, New Zealand equestrian (Olympic gold Individual eventing 1996, bronze 1992), born in Whangārei, New Zealand
  • May 10 Randy Cunneyworth, Canadian NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers) and coach (Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 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, Filipina concert 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 11 David Ake, American jazz pianist (Humanities) and educator, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • May 12 Billy Duffy, British rock musician (The Cult), born in Manchester, England
  • May 12 Lar Park Lincoln, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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, British actor (Reservoir Dogs; Vincent & Theo; The Hateful Eight), born in Dulwich, London, England
  • May 14 Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
  • May 14 Alain Vigneault, Canadian NHL ice hockey coach, since 1997 (New York Rangers, 2013-18; Philadelphia Flyers, 2019-present; and two other teams), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 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 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 ("Orinoco Flow"; "Carribbean Blue"; "Only Time"), born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter Enya
Singer-Songwriter
Enya
  • May 18 Hugh Whitaker, British rock drummer (The Housemartins), born in England
  • 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, Scottish rocker (Danny Wilson - "Mary's Prayer"), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • May 20 Nick Heyward, British rock guitarist and vocalist (Haircut 100 - "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)"), born in Becjenham, Kent, England
  • May 20 Vaughn Jefferis, New Zealand equestrian rider (World C'ship gold 1994, 98; Olympic bronze 1996), born in Huntly, New Zealand
  • May 21 Tim Lever, British musician (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, born in Jalandhar, India
  • 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, British pop-rock singer (Fine Young Cannibals - "She Drives Me Crazy"), and actor, born in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England
  • May 29 David Palmer, British drummer (ABC - The Lexicon Of Love), born in Chesterfield, England

Person of interestMelissa Etheridge

May 29 Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Never Enough), born in Leavenworth, Kansas

Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge
Singer-Songwriter
Melissa Etheridge
  • May 29 John Miceli, American rock drummer (Meat Loaf), born in Long Island, New York
  • May 30 Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
  • May 30 Ralph Carter, American actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 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

Person of interestPaul Coffey

Jun 1 Paul Coffey, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Norris Trophy 1984–85, 1985–86, 1994–95; 14 x NHL All Star; Stanley Cup 1984, 85, 87-Edmonton, 1991-Pittsburgh), born in Weston, Ontario

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Jun 1 (Marcus) "Mark" Curry, American comedian and actor (Hangin' With Mr. Cooper), born in Oakland, California
  • Jun 1 Werner Günthör, Swiss athlete (World C'ship gold, shot put 1987, 91, 93; Olympic bronze 1988), born in Uttwil, Switzerland
  • Jun 1 Peter Machajdík, Slovak contemporary classical composer (To the Rainbow So Close Again; Effugium), born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 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 punk musician (Black Flag), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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 3 César Zabala, Paraguayan soccer defender (49 caps; Cerro Porteño), born in Luque, Paraguay (d. 2020)
  • Jun 4 El Debarge, American pop-rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Debarge - "Rhythm of the Night"), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jun 4 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Prime Minister of Hungary (2004-09), born in Pápa, Hungary
  • Jun 4 Kym Ambrose, Australian jazz vibraphonist (The Brazilian Ensemble), born
  • 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 heavy metal bass guitarist and lead singer (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 6 Bob Gilmore, Irish keyboard player (Trio Scordatura), educator, and musicologist (Harry Partch: A Biography), born in Larne, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 7 Dave Catching, American session and touring musician (Eagles of Death Metal; earthlings?), born in Memphis, Tennesee
  • Jun 8 Kevin Gross, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Downey, California
  • Jun 8 Keti Garbi, Greek pop singer (To Kati), born in Athens, Greece

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 rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bass player (Pixies; The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jun 10 Kelley Deal, American rock guitarist, and singer (The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 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 12 Yuri Rozanov, Russian sports broadcaster (NTV Plus, Match TV; TEFI Award 2012), born in Zagorsk, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 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 - "Karma Chameleon"), 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, Liberian-German jazz-fusion bassist (Garaj Mahal), born in Mainz, Germany
  • Jun 15 Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
  • Jun 15 Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese j-pop singer ("Touch"), born in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
  • 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, English rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf), born in Essex, England
  • 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, American rocker (Winger), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 21 Manu Chao, Spanish musician, born in Paris, France
  • Jun 21 Sascha Konietzko, German musician ( KMFDM), born in Hamburg, Germany

Person of interestJoko Widodo

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

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Jun 22 Bobby Gillespie, rocker (Primal Scream)
  • Jun 22 Jimmy Somerville, Scottish rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (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, British-American rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"; "Shout"), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • 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 25 Timur Bekmambetov, Russian Kazakh director (Night Watch), born in Guryev, Soviet Union
  • 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