On This Day

Famous People Born in 1961 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 800 of 828

  • Sep 27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • Sep 27 Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 28 Anne White, American tennis player (famously wares spandex Wimbledon 1985), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Sep 28 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Sep 28 Michael-James Wixted, actor (Smith Family), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sep 28 Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100m hurdler (world record)
  • Sep 28 Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Sep 29 Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales
  • Sep 30 Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
  • Sep 30 Crystal Bernard, actress (Amy-It's a Living, Helen-Wings), born in Garland, Texas
  • Sep 30 Eric Stoltz, actor (Anaconda, Pulp Fiction, Mask)
  • Sep 30 Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver
  • Sep 30 Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Sep 30 Jorge Ricardo, Brazilian jockey (Brazilian Champion jockey 1982-2006; highest tally winning rider in thoroughbred racing), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 3 Robbie Jaymes, British rock keyboardist (Modern Romance), born in London
  • Oct 4 David W Harper, actor (Jim Bob in The Waltons), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Oct 4 John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 4 Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)
  • Oct 4 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • Oct 4 Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 5 Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  • Oct 5 David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 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 rock singer (Uncanny X-men - "How Do You Get Your Kicks?"), 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 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 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 and classical trumpeter (9 Grammy Awards; Pulitzer Prize for "Blood on the Fields"; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 19 Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)
  • Oct 19 David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Pinner, England (d. 2021)
  • 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

Person of interestUhuru Kenyatta

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

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta
  • Oct 27 Håkan Hardenberger, Swedish classical trumpet soloist, and conductor, born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 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), born in Melbourne Australia
  • 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 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, born in Massachusetts
  • 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 6 Daniele Gatti, Italian conductor, born in Milan, Italy
  • 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, 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, 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, born in Farnborough, England
  • Nov 20 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter (Ed Wood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 20 Dave Watson, English footballer, born in Liverpool, England
  • 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
  • Nov 22 John Schnatter, American businessman (founder of Papa John's Pizza), born in Jeffersonville, Indiana [or November 23]
  • Nov 23 Merv Hughes, Australian cricket fast bowler (53 Tests, 212 wickets; 33 ODIs), born in Euroa, Australia
  • Nov 23 Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
  • Nov 23 Nicolas Bacri, Frenck classical music composer, born in Paris
  • 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, 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
  • Nov 28 Jane Sibbett, actress (Teddy Z, Heddy Newman-Herman's Head)
  • Nov 28 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots - "Windsurfing"), born in Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Nov 28 Martin Clunes, British actor

Person of interestAlfonso Cuarón

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

Film Director Alfonso Cuarón
Film Director
Alfonso Cuarón
  • 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 Tony Armatrading, British stage and screen actor (Colour Blind; Notting Hill), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2021)
  • 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 bass player (Sting; Rolling Stones, 1993-present), born in 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 XXXII), 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 Hymn)
  • Dec 18 Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
  • Dec 18 Thomas Strittmatter, writer