On This Day

Famous People Born in 1961 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 831

  • 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, English 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 [Martin], British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (Depeche Mode; Erasure), born in South Woodford, Essex, England
  • Jul 3 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 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 5 Zlatko Saračević, Croatian handball player (145 caps Yugoslavia, 75 Croatia; Olympic gold 1996 Croatia), born in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina (d. 2021)
  • 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 7 Michael Kieran Harvey, Australian classical and contemporary music pianist and composer (GRETA - Concerto in No Need of an Orchestra), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 8 Andy Fletcher, Britich synthesizer and bass player (Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough"), born in Nottingham, England
  • Jul 8 Graham Jones, British rock guitarist (Haircut 100 - "Love Plus One")

Person of interestToby Keith

Jul 8 Toby Keith [Coval], American country singer ("Should've Been A Cowboy"; "She Never Cried In Front Of Me"), and actor (Broken Bridges), born in Clinton, Oklahoma

Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith
  • Jul 10 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor (Bullet in the Head), born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 13 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
  • Jul 13 Lawrence Donegan, Scottish rock bassist (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions) and author, born in Stirling, Scotland
  • Jul 13 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • Jul 13 Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 14 Jackie Earle Haley, American actor (Breaking Away), born in Northridge, California

Person of interestForest Whitaker

Jul 15 Forest Whitaker, actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

  • Jul 15 Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
  • Jul 15 Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
  • Jul 15 Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
  • Jul 17 Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 18 Elizabeth McGovern, American actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Campbell Scott, American actor, director and producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 19 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • Jul 19 Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director, born in Okayama, Japan
  • Jul 19 Benoît Mariage, Belgian film director, born in Virton, Belgium
  • Jul 21 Don Wilson, American CFL football linebacker, 1987-98 (Edmonton Eskimos; Toronto Argonauts, British Columbia Lions), born in Washington, DC
  • Jul 21 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 21 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More - "Real Thing"), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 21 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab", born in Dugri, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • Jul 22 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
  • Jul 22 Keith Sweat, American new jack swing singer, born in Harlem, New York
  • Jul 23 Antoine Carr, American NBA forward and center (Utah Jazz), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jul 23 Martin Gore, English rocker (Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough"), born in Dagenham, Essex, England

Person of interestWoody Harrelson

Jul 23 Woody Harrelson, American actor (Woody Boyd in Cheers), born in Midland, Texas

  • Jul 23 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 24 Paul Geary, American heavy metal drummer (Extreme), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 24 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • Jul 25 Katherine Kelly Lang, American actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 25 Bobbie Eakes, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Jul 26 Andy Connell, English musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • Jul 26 Gary Cherone, American rock vocalist (Extreme - "More Than Words"; Van Halen), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 26 Yolanda Chen, Russian triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 26 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos F.C), born in Athens, Greece
  • Jul 26 Keiko Matsui, Japanese jazz pianist and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 27 Daniel C. Burbank, American astronaut, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • Jul 27 Ed Orgeron, American College football coach (NCAA National C'ship 2019, Louisiana State University), born in Larose, Louisiana
  • Jul 28 David Huff, American drummer (Giant)
  • Jul 28 Scott E Parazynski, American astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jul 28 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter, born in Grodno, Soviet Union

Person of interestLaurence Fishburne

Jul 30 Laurence Fishburne, American actor (The Matrix, CSI, Apocalypse Now), born in Augusta, Georgia

  • Jul 30 Reggie Roby, American NFL punter, 1983-98, 3x Pro Bowl (Miami Dolphins, and four other teams), born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • Jul 31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Aug 1 Andrew Nicholson, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Aug 1 Brad Faxon Jr, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Oceanport, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax), born in Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK; 8 Seconds; I Want to Live), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Aug 1 Mike Watkinson, English cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire
  • Aug 1 Imad Khamis, Syrian politician and 67th Prime Minister of Syria (2016-present), born in Saqba, Syria
  • Aug 2 Ed West, American NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons), born in Colbert County, Alabama
  • Aug 2 Pete de Freitas, English rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1989)
  • Aug 2 Cold 187um [Gregory Fernan Hutchison], American rapper (Above the Law), born in Pomona, California
  • Aug 3 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic 4th/silver-88, 92, 96), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 3 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats - ""Rock This Town"), born in Massapequa, Long Island, New York
  • Aug 3 Molly Hagan, American actress (Code of Silence), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestBarack Obama

Aug 4 Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat: 2009-17) and first African-American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Aug 4 Lauren Tom, American actress
  • Aug 5 Athula Samarasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach (Sri Lankan batsman), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 5 (Julie) "Tawny" Kitaen, American actress (Bachelor Party; Whitesnake videos; Witchboard), born in San Diego, California (d. 2021)
  • Aug 5 Mark O'Connor, American violinist and composer of classical, jazz and bluegrass music (Appalachian Journey), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 5 Pat Smear [Georg Ruthenberg], American rock guitarist (Foo Fighters - "Everlong"; "My Hero"), born in West Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 6 Carol Norman, Ardmore Oklahoma, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)
  • Aug 6 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 6 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
  • Aug 7 Walter Swinburn, English jockey (The Derby winner, 1981), born in Oxford, United Kingdom (d. 2016)
  • Aug 7 Yelena Davydova, Russian Canadian gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Voronezh, Soviet Union
  • Aug 8 Bruce Matthews, American NFL guard/center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aug 8 The Edge [David Evans], British rock guitarist (U2 - "I Will Follow"; "Desire"; "Where The Streets Have No Name"), born in London, England
  • Aug 8 Daniel House, American music executive
  • Aug 8 Rikki Rockett {Ricahrd Ream], American drummer (Poison - "Every Rose Has A Thorn"), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 8 Ron Klain, American attorney, White House Chief of Staff to Joe Biden (2021-), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 9 Brad Gilbert, American tennis player and coach, born in Oakland, California

Person of interestJohn Key

Aug 9 John Key, New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2008-2016), born in Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
  • Aug 9 Amy Stiller, American actress (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in New York City
  • Aug 10 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • Aug 10 Jon Farriss, Australian rock drummer (INXS - "The Devil Inside"; "New Sensation"), born in Perth, Australia
  • Aug 11 Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Aug 11 Frederick W Sturckow, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88), born in La Mesa, California
  • Aug 12 Roy Hay, British guitarist (Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me")
  • Aug 12 Lawrence Hayward, English musician (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
  • Aug 12 Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
  • Aug 13 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star (European Championships gold 1982, 92), born in Hazerswoude, Netherlands
  • Aug 13 Dawnn Lewis, American actress (Jaleesa-Different World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 13 Neil Mallender, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Kirk Sandall, Yorkshire
  • Aug 13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster, born in Whiston, Lancashire, England
  • Aug 13 Tom Perrotta, American novelist (Little Children), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 13 Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer (Khel – No Ordinary Game), born in Mulki, Mysore State, India
  • Aug 14 Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Aug 15 Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England
  • Aug 15 Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
  • Aug 15 Gary Kubiak, American football coach
  • Aug 16 Christian Okoye, American football player
  • Aug 17 Jamie Macoun, Canadian NHL defenceman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Newmarket, Ontario
  • Aug 18 John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 18 Bob Woodruff, American television journalist, born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Aug 19 Danuta Bartoszek, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Pyrzyce, Poland
  • Aug 20 Linda Mantz, American actress (Frankie-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker
  • Aug 20 Greg Egan, Australian science fiction and hard science author, born in Perth, Australia
  • Aug 20 Joe Pasquale, English comedian (King of the Jungle - I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2004 4th series), born in Grays, Essex, England
  • Aug 21 Danny Sheaffer, American MLB catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 21 Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Riverton, Wyoming

Person of interestStephen Hillenburg

Aug 21 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2018)

Cartoonist and Voice Actor Stephen Hillenburg
Cartoonist and Voice Actor
Stephen Hillenburg
  • Aug 21 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India
  • Aug 22 Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles - "Manic Monday"; "Walk Like An Egyptian", born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22 John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Roland Orzabal, English musician and rock vocalist (Tears for Fears - "Shout", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Aug 23 Dean DeLeo, American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Aug 23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 24 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (The Shamen - "Ebeneezer Goode"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Aug 24 Mark "Bedders" Bedford, English rock-ska bassist (Madness - "House Of Fun"), born in Islington, London
  • Aug 24 Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka (8 times Belgian Sportswoman of the Year), born in Beringen, Belgium
  • Aug 24 Jared Harris, Irish-British actor (Valery Legasov-Chernobyl), born in Hammersmith, London

Person of interestBilly Ray Cyrus

Aug 25 Billy Ray Cyrus, American country singer (Achy Breaky Heart), born in Flatwoods, Kentucky

Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Singer-Songwriter
Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Aug 25 Joanne Whalley, actress (Scandal), born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 26 Jeff Parrett, American pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 26 Jimmy Olander, American country guitarist and banjo player (Diamond Rio - "Meet in Middle"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 27 Tom Ford, American fashion designer
  • Aug 27 Mark Curry, British stage and screen actor, and television and radio presenter, born in Stafford, England
  • Aug 28 Kim Appleby, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in Stoke Newington, London
  • Aug 29 Tony MacAlpine, American heavy metal rocker ("Edge of Insanity"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 31 David Chastain, American heavy metal guitarist (Chastain - Rule of Wasteland), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 1 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI), born in Secaucus, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Sep 2 Anthony Wong [Chau-sang], Hong Kong actor (The Untold Story), born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 2 Jeff Russell, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 2 Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer, born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Sep 4 Kevin Kennedy, English actor, born in Wythenshawe, United Kingdom
  • Sep 4 Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sep 5 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 6 Pal Waaktaar, Norwegian rock guitarist and vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Sep 6 Scott Travis, American drummer (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Sep 6 Simon Reeve, Australian TV presenter and host (Million Dollar Minute), born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 7 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist and songwriter (Dave Matthews Band - "Stay (Wasting Time)"), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French concert pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • Sep 8 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 8 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist, born in Wollongong, Australia
  • Sep 9 Jim Corsi, Newtonville MA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • Sep 11 Virginia Madsen, American actress (Dune; Hot Spot; Class), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Elizabeth Daily, American actress (Pee-Wee's Big Adventure; The Powerpuff Girls - "Buttercup"), and pop singer ("Say It, Say It"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 11 Philip Ardagh, English children's books author (Eddie Dickens series), born in Kent, England
  • Sep 12 Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune) and actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 12 Christiane Jolissaint, Swiss tennis star, born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • Sep 12 Kadim Al Sahir, Iraqi singer-songwriter (Ana Wa Laila - Me and Laila), born in Mosul, Iraq
  • Sep 13 Dave Mustaine, American heavy metal guitarist and singer (Metallica, 1981-83; Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • Sep 13 KK Null [Kazuyuki Kishino], Japanese musician, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 13 Peter Roskam, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Antonia De Sancha, English actress and lover of British MP David Mellor, born in London, England

Person of interestDan Marino

Sep 15 Dan Marino, American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 9-time Pro Bowl), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Sep 16 Alessandro Cecchi Paone, Italian entertainer (Lo psicologo di famiglia), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • Sep 16 Mark Parent, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • Sep 16 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine), born in London
  • Sep 17 Pamela Ann Melroy, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 17 Ty Tabor, American progressive metal guitarist and singer (King's X), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • Sep 17 Steve Clifford, American basketball head coach (Orlando Magic 2018-19; Charlotte Hornets 2013-18), born in Island Falls, Maine

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

Sep 18 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey (d. 2013)

  • Sep 18 Martin "Frosty" Beedle, British session and touring drummer (Cutting Crew -"(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight"), born in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, England
  • Sep 20 Erwin Koeman, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Sep 20 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 21 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena)
  • Sep 21 Nancy Travis, American actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22 Catherine Oxenberg, American actress (Dynasty, Overexposed), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22 Dot Richardson, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Sep 22 Vince Coleman, American MLB outfielder (6 x NL stolen base leader), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 22 Bonnie Hunt, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 23 Elizabeth Peña, American actress (La Bamb; Jacob's Ladder), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 William C. McCool, American US Navy Lt Cmdr, and astronaut (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)
  • Sep 23 Kenneth "Chi" McBride, American actor, born in Chicago Illinois
  • Sep 24 Allen Bestwick, American Nascar broadcaster, born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Sep 24 John Logan, American screenwriter and playwright (Gladiator), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 25 Heather Locklear, American actress (T J Hooker, Dynasty), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 25 Tim Zoehrer, Australian cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie), born in Armadale, Australia