On This Day

Famous People Born in 1961 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 797 of 797

  • Oct 6 Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Oct 6 Tim Burgess, English drummer (T'Pau), born in Macclesfield
  • Oct 7 Matthew Roloff, American reality star, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 7 Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Oct 7 Thomas "Tom" Perez, American Chair of the Democratic National Committee, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 7 Tony Sparano, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins 2008-11), born in West Haven, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • Oct 8 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist, 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 (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 9 Julian Bailey, British racing driver, born in Woolwich, London
  • Oct 10 Brian Lee Diemer, American steeplechase athlete (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Oct 10 Martin Kemp, English rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • Oct 10 Jodi Benson, American voice actress (Ariel-The Little Mermaid), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Oct 10 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner, born in Copenhagen

  • Oct 11 Steve Young, 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 11 Neil Buchanan, English television presenter (Finders Keepers), born in Aintree, Liverpool, England
  • Oct 11 Amr Diab, Egyptian singer (Leily Nehary), born in Port Said, Egypt
  • Oct 13 Derek Harper, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Elberton, Georgia
  • Oct 14 Melanie Wilson, American actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer and TV presenter, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 16 Billy Taylor, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), 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 Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Oct 16 Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • Oct 16 Marc Levy, French novelist
  • 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 jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 19 Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)
  • Oct 20 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • Oct 20 Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress
  • Oct 20 Les Stroud, Canadian survival expert (Survivorman), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 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 Donna Wynd, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 22 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • Oct 22 Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
  • Oct 22 Robert Torti, American actor
  • Oct 23 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  • Oct 23 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • Oct 23 Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
  • 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 24 Mary Bono, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 1998-2013), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 24 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist and sports historian, born in New York
  • Oct 25 [Chadwick Gaylord] Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 26 Dylan McDermott, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Oct 26 Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyan Prime Minister (2013-) and son of Jomo Kenyatta, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Oct 29 Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
  • Oct 29 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Olympics 1998)
  • Oct 29 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 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, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic gold 1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Oct 31 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 31 Doc Rivers, American NBA guard and head coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2000, Orlando Magic; Boston Celtics, LA Clippers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 31 Larry Mullen Jr, Irish rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 31 Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestPeter Jackson

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

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
  • Oct 31 Kate Campbell, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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 Kim Krizan, American writer and actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Nov 1 Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian keyboardist and vocalist (Aha-Take on Me), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 1 Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist (Stjärnor utan svindel)
  • Nov 1 Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System), born in Olympia, Washington
  • Nov 1 Nicky Grist, Welsh auto racer and broadcaster (World Rally C'ship 1993), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales
  • Nov 2 K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Canadian country singer, born in Consort, Alberta
  • Nov 2 Kōki Idoki, Japanese golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2013), born in Ibaraki, Osaka
  • Nov 2 Jim Tedford, American football coach (Fresno State; BC Lions [CFL]), born in Lynwood, California
  • 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 Ralph Macchio, American actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough), born in Huntington, New York
  • Nov 4 Daron Hagen, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 4 Les Sampou, American singer and songwriter
  • Nov 4 Nigel Worthington, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (66 caps NI; Sheffield Wednesday; Norwich City), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 4 Edward Knight, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Nov 5 Charles O. Hobaugh, 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 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 6 Craig Goldy, American guitarist for the band Dio, born in San Diego, California
  • 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 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 10 John Walton, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2001), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 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 Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Nov 12 Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast (5 x Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Onești, Romania
  • Nov 12 Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
  • Nov 12 Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
  • Nov 12 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
  • 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

Person of interestFrank Bruno

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

  • Nov 16 Corinne Hermès [Miller], French pop singer (Si la vie est cadeau), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France
  • Nov 16 Bruno Amato American actor
  • Nov 17 Merete Van Kemp, Danish actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
  • Nov 17 Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)

Person of interestChanda Kochhar

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

Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar
Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar
  • Nov 18 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 18 Steven Moffat, Scottish TV writer and producer (Doctor Who, Sherlock), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Nov 19 Grant Ledyard, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)

Person of interestMeg Ryan

Nov 19 Meg Ryan, American actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns), born in Fairfield, Connecticut

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan
  • Nov 20 Tim Harvey, British racing driver
  • Nov 20 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter
  • Nov 20 Dave Watson, English footballer
  • Nov 22 Mariel Hemingway, Ketchum Id, actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars)
  • Nov 22 Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
  • Nov 22 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • Nov 23 Merv Hughes, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1985-94 Extrovert)
  • Nov 23 Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
  • Nov 24 Matt Hayes, British TV angler (Discovery Real Time), born in Smethwick, England
  • Nov 24 Carl Sundquist, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nov 24 Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament

  • Nov 24 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • 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 Marcy Walker, American actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Nov 26 Ivory [Lisa Moretti], American professional wrestler, born in Inglewood, California
  • Nov 27 Lee Johnson, NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals)
  • 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
  • Nov 28 Jane Sibbett, actress (Teddy Z, Heddy Newman-Herman's Head)
  • Nov 28 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • Nov 28 Martin Clunes, British actor
  • Nov 28 Alfonso Cuarón, Mexican film director (Gravity), born in Mexico City
  • Nov 29 Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 29 Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician
  • Nov 30 Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 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 1 Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • Dec 3 Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
  • 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 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 9 David Anthony Higgins, American actor (Malcolm in the Middle), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 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 Mike Henneman, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri

  • Dec 11 Marco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur (youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars), born in Leeds, England
  • Dec 11 Darryl Jones, American musician (Rolling Stones), born Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 12 Daniel O'Donnell, Irish singer and television presenter, born in Donegal, Ireland
  • Dec 13 Gary Zimmerman, American NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Fullerton, California
  • Dec 13 Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer, born in Chichester, England
  • Dec 13 Irene Sáez, Venezuelan beauty queen crowned Miss Universe 1981 and politician, born in Chacao, Miranda, Venezuela
  • Dec 14 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (Det, Balt), born in Ventura, California, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
  • Dec 15 Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)
  • Dec 15 Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
  • Dec 16 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, Valdosta, Georgia, American stand-up comedian and social critic
  • Dec 17 Sara Dallin, British musician (Bananarama), born in Bristol, England
  • Dec 18 Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Dec 18 Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • Dec 18 Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
  • Dec 18 Thomas Strittmatter, writer

Person of interestReggie White

Dec 19 Reggie White, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2004)

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • Dec 20 Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers), born in Red Bluff, California
  • Dec 20 Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Dec 20 Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor, born in Ismailia Governorate, Egypt
  • Dec 21 Trevor Bayliss, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman) and coach (England), born in Goulburn, Australia
  • Dec 21 Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor (Internal Affairs), born in British Hong Kong
  • Dec 21 Ryuji Sasai, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 22 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian cosmonaut (1st person to marry in space), born in Khrushchev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • Dec 22 Andrew Fastow, US convicted criminal and businessman (former CFO of Enron), born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • Dec 23 Carol Smillie, British television personality, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Dec 24 Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic, born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Dec 24 Jay Wright, American basketball coach, born in Churchville, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 24 Mary Barra, American CEO of General Motors (1st woman to head a global automotive company), born in Waterford, Michigan

  • Dec 24 Darren Wharton, British musician (Dare, Thin Lizzy), born in Failsworth, United Kingdom
  • Dec 25 Storm Davis, baseball player
  • Dec 25 Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
  • Dec 26 Storm Davis, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Dec 26 Tahnee Welch [La Tahn Renee Welch], American actress (Cocoon), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 26 John Lynch, Irish actor, born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 28 Heather Hafner, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Dec 28 Kent Nielsen, Danish football player & coach, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Dec 29 Robert Tewdwr Moss, British journalist, born in Congleton, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Dec 29 Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat), born in East Kilbride, United Kingdom
  • Dec 30 Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1988-disqualified), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Dec 30 Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 30 Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
  • Dec 30 Bill English, New Zealand politician and Prime Minister (National: 2016-17), born in Lumsden, New Zealand
  • Dec 31 Joanna Johnson, American actress (Caroline-Bold & Beautiful), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dec 31 Rick Aguilera, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in San Gabriel, California