Famous People Born in 1961 (Part 3)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 829

  • 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 Liz Stewart, playmate (July, 1984), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 3 Vince Clarke, Basildon Essex, rock keyboardist (Erasure)
  • Jul 3 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
  • Jul 3 Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
  • 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 soprano
  • Jul 6 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Virg, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Jul 6 Kimberly Foster, actress (It Takes Two)
  • 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
  • Jul 13 Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 14 Jackie Earle Haley, Northridge California, actor (Breaking Away)

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
  • Jul 18 Elizabeth McGovern, actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Suzi Schott, American actress and Playboy playmate (August, 1984), born in Springfield, 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, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 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, Punjabi folk singer
  • Jul 22 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
  • Jul 22 Keith Sweat, American singer

  • 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, Canada
  • 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 heavy metal vocalist (Extreme, 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 musician and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 27 Daniel C. Burbank, American astronaut, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • Jul 28 David Huff, rocker (Giant)
  • Jul 28 Scott E Parazynski, MD/astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jul 28 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter

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 (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Jul 31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 31 Susan Sanders, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 1 Andrew Nicholson, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Aug 1 Bradford John Faxon Jr., American PGA golfer (1986 Provident), 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, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 2 Pete de Freitas, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1989)
  • Aug 2 Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  • 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-Gonna Ball), born in 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, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)
  • Aug 5 Tawny Kitaen, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 5 Mark O'Connor, American violinist
  • Aug 6 Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 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 (d. 2016)
  • Aug 7 Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnast (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Aug 8 Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)
  • Aug 8 The Edge, [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England
  • Aug 8 Daniel House, American music executive
  • Aug 8 Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 9 Brad Gilbert, tennis star, born in Oakland, California

Person of interestJohn Key

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

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
  • Aug 9 Amy Stiller, American actress
  • Aug 10 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
  • Aug 10 Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist/drummer (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 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, 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
  • Aug 13 Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
  • Aug 13 Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
  • Aug 13 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
  • Aug 13 Tom Perrotta, American novelist
  • Aug 13 Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
  • Aug 14 Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 14 "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • Aug 15 Joan Delk, LPGA golfer (1995 First Bank Edina Realty-66th), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 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, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Aug 18 John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 18 Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
  • Aug 19 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • 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 author
  • Aug 20 Joe Pasquale, English comedian
  • Aug 21 Danny Sheaffer, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 21 Lance Earl Deal, American hammer thrower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Riverton, Wyoming
  • Aug 21 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Aug 21 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India
  • Aug 22 Debbi Peterson, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame), 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, Head over Heels), 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 (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • Aug 24 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • Aug 24 Ingrid Berghmans, Belgian judoka
  • Aug 24 Jared Harris, English actor
  • Aug 25 Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart), born in Flatwoods, Kentucky
  • Aug 25 Joanne Whalley, actress (Scandal), born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 26 Jeff Parrett,pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 26 Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
  • Aug 27 Tom Ford, American fashion designer
  • Aug 28 Kim Appleby, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in Stoke Newington, London
  • Aug 29 Tony MacAlpine, American heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 31 David Chastain, heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)
  • 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 Cincinnatti, Ohio
  • Sep 2 Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer, born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Sep 3 Brian Thomas Kamm, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 3 Greg Petersen, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Klondike-6th), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Sep 3 Rene Gonzales, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 4 Kevin Kennedy, English actor
  • Sep 4 Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
  • Sep 5 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist, born in Montreal, Canada

  • Sep 6 Pal Waaktaar, Norwegian rock guitarist and vocalist (A-ha), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Sep 6 Peggy McIntaggart, American-Canadian playmate (January, 1990) and actress (Lady Avenger), born in Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 6 Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Sep 6 Simon Reeve, Australian TV presenter and host (Million Dollar Minute), born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 7 Mohammad Aslam, UAE cricketer batsman (1996 World Cup), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sep 7 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French 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
  • 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 and singer (Buttercup-The Powerpuff Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 11 Philip Ardagh, English childrens' books author (Eddie Dickens series), born in Kent, England
  • Sep 12 Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 12 Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer, born in Mosul, Iraq
  • Sep 13 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, 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, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins), 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
  • Sep 16 Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Sep 16 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
  • Sep 17 Pamela Ann Melroy, Major USAF/astronaut (sk:STS 92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 17 Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X), born in Pearl, Mississippi
  • Sep 18 Sharon Barrett, LPGA golfer (1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore-22nd), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

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

  • Sep 20 Becky Larson, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 20 Erwin Koeman, soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Sep 20 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality
  • 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 princess/actress (Dynasty, Overexposed), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22 Dot Richardson, 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 Dr. Liam Fox, British Conservative politician
  • Sep 22 Bonnie Hunt, American actress
  • Sep 23 Elizabeth Peña, American actress (La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 Phyllis Hines, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 23 William C McCool, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 23 Chi McBride, American actor
  • Sep 24 Dillard Pruitt, PGA golfer (1991 Chattanooga Classic), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Sep 24 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
  • Sep 24 John Logan, American screenwriter
  • Sep 25 Heather Locklear, actress (T J Hooker, Dynasty), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 25 Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie)
  • Sep 26 Will Self, English author
  • Sep 27 Christopher J Perry, Edenton NC, PGA golfer (1987 Kemper Open-2nd)
  • Sep 27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer