Famous People Born in 1961 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 800 of 846

  • Sep 23 William C. McCool, American US Navy Lt Cmdr, and astronaut (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)
  • 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
  • Sep 26 Will Self, English author, born in Westminster, London
  • Sep 27 Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • Sep 28 Anne White, American tennis player (famously wares spandex Wimbledon 1985), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Sep 28 Ed Vosberg, American pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Sep 28 Michael-James Wixted, American actor (Smith Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 28 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Sep 28 Yordanka Donkova, Bulgarian 100m hurdler (world record)
  • Sep 29 Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st Australian female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales
  • Sep 30 Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
  • Sep 30 Crystal Bernard, American actress (Amy-It's a Living, Helen-Wings), born in Garland, Texas
  • Sep 30 Eric Stoltz, American actor (Anaconda, Pulp Fiction, Mask), born in Whittier, California
  • Sep 30 Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • Sep 30 Jorge Ricardo, Brazilian jockey (Brazilian Champion jockey 1982-2006; highest tally winning rider in thoroughbred racing), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sep 30 Sally Yeh, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer and actress, born in Taipei, Taiwan,
  • Oct 1 Corrie van Zyl, South African cricket all-rounder, coach, administrator (RSA coach 2010-11), born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
  • Oct 1 Gary Ablett Snr, Australian Rules Football forward (All Australian 1992-95; Norm Smith Medal 1989; Coleman Medal 1993-95; Geelong), born in Drouin, Victoria
  • Oct 1 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • Oct 2 Robbie Nevil, American pop singer-songwriter and producer ("A Place Like This"; "C'est La Vie"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 3 Robbie Jaymes, British rock keyboardist (Modern Romance), born in London
  • Oct 4 (Juan) "Jon" Secada, Cuban-American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Just Another Day"), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 4 David W Harper, American actor (The Waltons - "Jim Bob"), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Oct 4 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • Oct 4 Mary Ellen Stuart, American actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Oct 4 Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Oct 5 Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  • Oct 5 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 6 Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Oct 6 Tim Burgess, English drummer (T'Pau), born in Macclesfield
  • Oct 7 Brian Mannix, Australian rock singer (Uncanny X-men - "How Do You Get Your Kicks?"), and actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Oct 7 Matthew Roloff, American reality star, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 7 Thomas "Tom" Perez, American Chair of the Democratic National Committee, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 7 Tony Sparano, American football coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11; Oakland Raiders 2014), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • Oct 8 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist (Hubub!; Standard Orbit Quartet; Clowns Will Be Arriving) born in San Jose, California
  • Oct 9 Arlene Boxall, Zimbabwean field hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Oct 9 Jean Sagal, American actress (Kate-Double Trouble; Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 9 Liz Sagal, American actress (Allison-Double Trouble; Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 9 Trevor Matich, American NFL center, 1985-96 (New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, and 3 other teams), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 10 Brian Lee Diemer, American steeplechase athlete (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Oct 10 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner, born in Copenhagen
  • Oct 10 Jodi Benson, American voice actress (Ariel-The Little Mermaid), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Oct 10 Martin Kemp, English rock bassist (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in London, England
  • Oct 11 Amr Diab, Egyptian singer (Leily Nehary), born in Port Said, Egypt
  • Oct 11 Neil Buchanan, English television presenter (Finders Keepers), born in Aintree, Liverpool, England

Steve YoungSteve Young (61 years old)

Oct 11 American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1988-89, 94 [MVP]; Pro Bowl 1992–98; NFL passing TD leader 1992–94, 98; SF 49ers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Oct 13 Derek Harper, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Elberton, Georgia
  • Oct 13 Doc Rivers, American NBA guard, 1983-96 (Atlanta Hawks and 3 other teams), and head coach, 1999-present (Orlando Magic (NBA Coach of the Year, 2000); Boston Celtics; LA Clippers; Philadelphia 76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 14 Isaac Mizrahi, American fashion designer and TV presenter, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Oct 14 Melanie Wilson, American actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 16 Billy Taylor, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1994-2001 (Oakland A's, and 3 other teams), born in Monticello, Florida
  • Oct 16 Chris Doleman, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 3 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Oct 16 Marc Levy, French novelist
  • Oct 16 Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • Oct 16 Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Oct 17 Mike De Palmer, American tennis player and coach (coach Boris Becker), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2021)
  • Oct 18 Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Oct 18 Gladstone Small, English cricketer, born in St. George, Barbados
  • Oct 18 Wynton Marsalis, American 9-time Grammy Award-winning jazz and classical trumpeter (Pulitzer Prize for "Blood on the Fields"; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 19 David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Pinner, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 19 Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)
  • Oct 20 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer (Liverpool), born in St Asaph, Wales
  • Oct 20 Les Stroud, Canadian survival expert (Survivorman), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Oct 20 Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress (Sailor Moon), born in Maruko, Japan
  • Oct 21 Dimitri Vassilakis, Greek jazz saxophonist, composer (Labyrinth), and educator, born in Athens, Greece
  • Oct 21 Mark Finch, film festival organiser
  • Oct 22 Barbara Potter, American tennis player (6 WTA singles titles, 19 doubles), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Oct 22 Leonard Marshall, American football defensive end (Pro Bowl 1985, 86; Super Bowl 1986, 90; NY Giants), born in Franklin, Louisiana
  • Oct 22 Robert Torti, American actor
  • Oct 22 Sanath Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; 2 ODIs; Bloomfield CC), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Oct 23 Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish soccer goalkeeper (126 caps Spain, 4 Basque Country; FC Barcelona 301 games, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Oct 23 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • Oct 23 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer (Speak), born in Potsdam, New York
  • Oct 24 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist and sports historian, born in New York
  • Oct 24 Mary Bono, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 1998-2013), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 24 Rafael Belliard, MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic
  • Oct 24 Susan Kilrain [Still], USN commander and astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Oct 25 Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1988-present - "Under The Bridge"; Chickenfoot), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 25 Franck Amsallem, French jazz pianist, arranger, composer, singer and educator, born in Oran, French Algeria
  • Oct 26 Dylan McDermott, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta (61 years old)

Oct 26 Kenyan Prime Minister (2013-2022) and son of Jomo Kenyatta, born in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Oct 27 Håkan Hardenberger, Swedish classical trumpet soloist, and conductor, born in Malmö, Sweden
  • Oct 27 Igor Butman, Russian-American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader born in Lenningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Oct 27 Joanna Scanlan, English actress (After Love), born in West Kirby, England
  • Oct 28 Darrell Lavigne, American jazz pianist, composer, and educator, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 29 Cornelia Oschkenat, German hurdler, born in Neubrandenburg, East Germany
  • Oct 29 Joel Otto, American NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Elk River, Minnesota
  • Oct 29 Randy Jackson, American singer and musician, ninth Jackson brother (Jackson 5 - "ABC"), born in Gary, Indiana

Dmitry MuratovDmitry Muratov (61 years old)

Oct 30 Russian journalist (Novaya Gazeta, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Kuibyshev, Russia, Soviet Union

  • Oct 30 Hans Segers, Dutch soccer goalkeeper and coach (Wimbledon), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Oct 30 Scott Garrelts, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants), born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Oct 31 Alonzo Babers, American track and field athlete, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic gold 1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Oct 31 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne Australia
  • Oct 31 Kate Campbell, American folk music singer-songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 31 Larry Mullen, Jr, Irish rock drummer (U2 - "I Will Follow"), born in Dublin, Ireland

Peter JacksonPeter Jackson (61 years old)

Oct 31 New Zealand film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003), born in Wellington, New Zealand

  • Oct 31 Sterling Hinds, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 1 Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Nov 1 Calvin Johnson, American guitarist and singer (Beat Happening; The Halo Benders; Dub Narcotic Sound System), born in Olympia, Washington
  • Nov 1 Kim Krizan, American writer and actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Nov 1 Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist (Stjärnor utan svindel)
  • Nov 1 Nicky Grist, Welsh auto racer and broadcaster (World Rally C'ship 1993), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales
  • Nov 2 (Kathryn Dawn) "k.d." lang, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer-songwriter (Constant Craving), born in Consort, Alberta
  • Nov 2 Jim Tedford, American football coach (Fresno State; BC Lions [CFL]), born in Lynwood, California
  • Nov 2 Kōki Idoki, Japanese golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2013), born in Ibaraki, Osaka
  • Nov 3 David AC viscount Linley, son of English princess Margaret/mystic
  • Nov 3 Kari Michaelsen, American actress (Katie-Gimme a Break), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 4 Daron Hagen, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 4 Edward Knight, American contemporary classical, jazz, and musical theater composer (Total Eclipse; Big Shoulders), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Nov 4 Jeff Probst, American television producer, and host (Survivor), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Nov 4 Les Sampou, American folk singer-songwriter, born in Norwalk, Connecticut,
  • Nov 4 Nigel Worthington, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (66 caps NI; Sheffield Wednesday; Norwich City), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 4 Ralph Macchio, American actor (Karate Kid franchise; My Cousin Vinny; Beer League; Eight is Enough, 1980-81), born in Huntington, New York
  • Nov 5 Charles O. Hobaugh, American NASA astronaut and U.S. Marine Corps officer, born in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Nov 5 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (Goodfellas), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2001)
  • Nov 6 Craig Goldy, American guitarist for the band Dio, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 6 Daniele Gatti, Italian conductor, born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 6 Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer, born in Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France
  • Nov 6 Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator, born in Japan
  • Nov 7 Mintcho Pachov, Bulgarian 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Nov 8 Leif Garrett, American singer and actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 9 Jill Dando, British television presenter, born in Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom (d. 1999)
  • Nov 10 John Walton, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2001), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Nov 10 Ramona Pagel, American shot putter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 10 Rudolf Grimm, Austrian physics professor (Bose–Einstein condensation of molecules), born in Mannheim, West Germany
  • Nov 11 Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Nov 11 Yuri Milner, Russian physicist and entrepreneur, established the Breakthrough Prize, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Nov 12 Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Nov 12 Greg Gagne, American MLB infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Nov 12 Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
  • Nov 12 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nadia ComăneciNadia Comăneci (61 years old)

Nov 12 Romanian gymnast (5X Olympic gold 1976, 1980), born in Onești, Romania

  • Nov 13 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary
  • Nov 14 D B Sweeney, actor (Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky, Day in October)
  • Nov 14 Gordon Jennison Noice, American actor
  • Nov 15 Ian Reid, Australian educator
  • Nov 16 Bruno Amato, American actor (The Internship), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Nov 16 Chris Pitman, session and touring rock musician (Zaum; Tool; Guns 'N" Roses; Sextapes), born in Independence, Missouri
  • Nov 16 Corinne Hermès [Miller], French pop singer ("Si la vie est cadeau"), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France

Frank BrunoFrank Bruno (61 years old)

Nov 16 English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England

Chanda KochharChanda Kochhar (61 years old)

Nov 17 Indian business woman (CEO of ICICI Bank), born in Jodhpur, India

  • Nov 17 Merete Van Kemp, Danish actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
  • Nov 17 Pat Toomey, American politician (Senator-R-Pennsylvania 2011-, Rep-R-PA 1999-2005), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Nov 17 Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)
  • Nov 18 Gunnar Idenstam, Swedish concert organist, arranger, and composer, born in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
  • Nov 18 Gwen Knapp, American sports journalist (Philadelphia Inquirer, SF Examiner, SF Chronicle, New York Times), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2023)
  • Nov 18 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • Nov 18 Steven Moffat, Scottish TV writer and producer (Doctor Who, Sherlock), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Nov 19 Grant Ledyard, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1984-2002 (Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres, and 7 other teams), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Meg RyanMeg Ryan (61 years old)

Nov 19 American actress (When Harry Met Sally; Sleepless in Seattle; Kate & Leopold), born in Fairfield, Connecticut

  • Nov 20 Dave Watson, English footballer, born in Liverpool, England
  • Nov 20 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter (Ed Wood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 20 Mark Bradford, American artist (2016 Venice Biennale), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 20 Tim Harvey, British racing driver, born in Farnborough, England
  • Nov 22 John Schnatter, American businessman (founder of Papa John's Pizza), born in Jeffersonville, Indiana [or November 23]
  • Nov 22 Mariel Hemingway, American actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars), born in Ketchum, Idaho
  • Nov 22 Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
  • Nov 22 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist, born in Heswall, Merseyside, England
  • Nov 23 Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author, born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Nov 23 Merv Hughes, Australian cricket fast bowler (53 Tests, 212 wickets; 33 ODIs), born in Euroa, Australia
  • Nov 23 Nicolas Bacri, French classical music composer, born in Paris, France
  • Nov 24 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Nov 24 Carl Sundquist, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nov 24 Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
  • Nov 24 Matt Hayes, British TV angler (Discovery Real Time), born in Smethwick, England
  • Nov 25 Amy Gibson, actress (General Hospital)
  • Nov 25 Kenny Monday, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 26 Dave Hannan, Canadian NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche), born in Onaping Falls, Ontario
  • Nov 26 Ivory [Lisa Moretti], American professional wrestler, born in Inglewood, California
  • Nov 26 Marcy Walker, American actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Nov 27 Lee Johnson, American NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals), born in Conroe, Texas
  • Nov 27 Princess [Desiree Heslop], British pop singer ("Say I'm Your Number One"), born in London
  • Nov 27 Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian, born in Los Angeles. California

Alfonso CuarónAlfonso Cuarón (61 years old)

Nov 28 Mexican film director (Gravity), born in Mexico City

  • Nov 28 Jane Sibbett, actress (Teddy Z, Heddy Newman-Herman's Head)
  • Nov 28 Martin Clunes, British actor
  • Nov 28 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots - "Windsurfing"), born in Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Nov 29 Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 29 Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese heavy metal bass guitarist (Loudness), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Nov 30 Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Nov 30 Tony Armatrading, British stage and screen actor (Colour Blind; Notting Hill), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2021)
  • Dec 1 Armin Meiwes ' the Rotenburg Cannibal', German murder, brn in Essen, West Germany
  • Dec 1 Barb Mucha, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Parma Heights, Ohio
  • Dec 1 Jeremy Northam, English actor (Emma, The Crown), born in Cambridge, England
  • Dec 3 Adal Ramones, Mexican comedian and television host, born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • Dec 4 Frank Reich, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills) and coach (Indianapolis Colts 2018-20), born in Freeport, New York
  • Dec 6 David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies), born in Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Dec 8 Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • Dec 8 Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
  • Dec 9 David Anthony Higgins, American actor (Malcolm in the Middle), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 9 Ian Andrew Wright, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Dec 9 Joe Lando, American actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor, Olympic gold 1992), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • Dec 10 Nia Peeples, American dancer and host (Fame; Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 11 Darryl Jones, American bass player (Sting; Rolling Stones, 1993-present), born in Chicago, Illinois