On This Day

Famous People Born in 1968 (Part 5)

Birthdays 801 - 1,000 of 1,079

  • Sep 29 Matt Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • Sep 29 Mika Häkkinen, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1998, 99), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • Sep 29 Patrick Burns, American television presenter, born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Sep 29 Samir Soni, Indian film actor
  • Oct 1 Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 1 Jon Guenther, American author
  • Oct 1 Phil de Glanville, English rugby union centre and captain (38 caps; Bath RUFC), born in Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Oct 2 Glen Wesley, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and administrator (Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes), born in Red Deer, Alberta

Person of interestJana Novotna

Oct 2 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998; WTA Tour C'ship 1997), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 2017)

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Oct 2 Mark Crear, American athlete (Olympic 110m hurdles silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 2 Victoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter
  • Oct 2 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter (the Tea Party), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Oct 3 Greg Foster, American basketball center and coach (NBA C'ship 2001 LA Lakers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 5 Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)
  • Oct 7 Erick Anderson, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 7 Thom Yorke, British musician and lead singer of Radiohead (Creep; Paranoid Android), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  • Oct 8 Frankie Smith, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers), born in Groesbeck, Texas
  • Oct 8 Ali Benarbia, Algerian footballer, born in Oran, Algeria
  • Oct 8 Zvonimir Boban, Croatian football player and Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, born in Imotski, Croatia
  • Oct 10 James Williams, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Oct 10 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker, born in Haelen, Netherlands

Person of interestChris Ofili

Oct 10 Chris Ofili, English painter (Turner prize - elephant dung), born in Manchester, England

Painter Chris Ofili
Chris Ofili
  • Oct 11 Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 11 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 11 Jane Krakowski, American actress (30 Rock), born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
  • Oct 12 Adam Rich, American actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12 Charles Anthony, American CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 12 Leon Lett, American NFL defensive tackle and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Oct 12 Mike Trombley, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Oct 12 Bill Auberlen, American race car driver, born in Redondo Beach, California

Person of interestHugh Jackman

Oct 12 Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-Men -"Wolverine"; The Greatest Showman; Kate And Leopold), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Oct 13 Julio Valera, MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 13 Tisha Campbell, American actress (Gina-Martin, House Party), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Carlos Marín, Spanish baritone (Il Divo), born in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany
  • Oct 14 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Oct 14 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 14 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • Oct 14 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Oct 14 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • Oct 14 Johnny Goudie, Cuban American singer-songwriter and musician, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Oct 15 George Koonce, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Oct 15 Meredith Rainey, American 800m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 15 Jyrki 69 [Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi], Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes), born in Helsinki, Finland

Person of interestDidier Deschamps

Oct 15 Didier Deschamps, French footballer and coach (France: 2018 World Cup), born in Bayonne, France

Football Player and Coach Didier Deschamps
Football Player and Coach
Didier Deschamps
  • Oct 16 Randall Batinkoff, American actor (For Keeps), born in Monticello, New York
  • Oct 16 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Oct 16 Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
  • Oct 17 Heather McDermid, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 17 Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae performer and son of Bob Marley, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 18 Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • Oct 18 Michael Stich, German tennis star
  • Oct 18 Narendra Hirwani, Indian cricketer (16 wickets v WI on debut 1988), born in Gorakhpur, India
  • Oct 18 Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)
  • Oct 18 Rhod Gilbert, Welsh comedian (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • Oct 19 Sinitta [Malone], British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 20 Raymond Biggs, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Oct 22 Keith Osik, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • Oct 22 Shelby Lynne [Moorer], American country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up), born in Quantico, Virginia
  • Oct 22 Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 22 Warry van Wattum, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)

Person of interestShaggy

Oct 22 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American reggae musician and rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
  • Oct 22 Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • Oct 23 Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star (1993 Futures)
  • Oct 23 Kendall Gammon, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 23 Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 24 Adrian Dale, South African cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Oct 24 Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • Oct 24 Ken Ryan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Oct 24 Robert Wilonsky, American journalist, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 25 Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
  • Oct 25 Lisa Trusel, American actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives), born in Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Oct 26 Chris Oldham, American NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 26 Nico-Jan Hoogma, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • Oct 27 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • Oct 27 Vinny Samways, English footballer, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • Oct 28 Ernie Mills, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Clear, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Oct 28 Rodney Thomas, NFL running back (Houston Oilers), born in Trinity, TX, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 28 Stan Thomas, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 28 Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
  • Oct 29 Grayson McCouch, American actor (Morgan Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 29 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics 3 gold-1994)
  • Oct 29 Tsunku [Mitsuo Terada], Japanese music producer and former singer (SHARAM Q), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Oct 29 Stanley Donwood [Dan Rickwood], British writer and album art designer (Radiohead; Thom Yorke). born in Essex, England
  • Oct 30 Jack Plotnick, American film and TV actor (Gods and Monsters), born in Worthington, Ohio
  • Oct 31 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 31 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
  • Nov 1 Kent Graham, American NFL quarterback (New York Giants), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • Nov 1 Park Shin-yang, South Korean actor (The Letter, A Promise), born in Gonghang-dong, Seoul
  • Nov 2 Brandi Brandt, American Playboy playmate (October, 1987). convicted of drug smuggling, born in Santa Clara, California
  • Nov 3 Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (World C'ship gold 400m 1991), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • Nov 3 Debbie Rochon, Canadian actress (Tromeo & Juliet), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nov 3 Lee Germon, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper and captain (12 Tests, 29 dismissals; 37 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Nov 3 Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball pitcher and coach (MLB All Star 2001; Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • Nov 3 Kleber Mendonca Filho, Brazilian film director (Bacurau,), born in Recife, Brazil
  • Nov 4 Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Nov 4 Domingo Cedeno, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in La Ramona, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 4 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Nov 5 Bob Dahl, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 5 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 5 Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 5 Sam Rockwell, American actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in Daly, California
  • Nov 5 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress (A Walk in the Clouds), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • Nov 6 Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 6 Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
  • Nov 6 Edward Linskens, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Venray, Netherlands
  • Nov 6 Kelly Rutherford, American actress (Generations, Gossip Girl), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Nov 6 Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-born American entrepreneur (co-founder of Yahoo!, Inc.), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 7 Russ Springer, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Nov 7 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Nov 7 Mark Preston, Australian businessman and motorsport professional, born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Nov 8 Jose Offerman, Dominican infielder (KC Royals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 8 Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • Nov 8 Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Nov 8 Parker Posey, American actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 8 Zara Whites, Dutch actress, born in Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 9 Jeff Brady, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 9 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist, born in Celano, Italy
  • Nov 10 Calvin Tiggle, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Nov 10 Jeffrey Kooistra, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen/NEC), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 10 Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Nov 10 Lonnie Marts, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 10 Steve Brookstein, English singer who won the first series of The X Factor, born in Mitcham, England
  • Nov 11 John Jett, American NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Nov 11 Lin Elliott, American NFL kicker (KC Chiefs), born in Euless, Texas
  • Nov 11 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuadorean rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Ecuador
  • Nov 11 David L. Cook, American Christian country singer and comedian, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Nov 12 Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)

Person of interestSammy Sosa

Nov 12 Sammy Sosa, Dominican baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Nov 12 Glenn Gilberti, American professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 12 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride), born in England, United Kingdom
  • Nov 12 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • Nov 13 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 13 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 13 Tami Whitlinger-Jones, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Nov 14 Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Nov 14 Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
  • Nov 14 Kent Bottenfield, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 14 Lionel Simmons, American NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 14 Serge Postigo, Canadian actor
  • Nov 14 Brian Yale, American bass guitarist (Matchbox Twenty), born in Carmel, California
  • Nov 15 James Brady, columnist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 15 Jennifer Charles, American singer/songwriter
  • Nov 15 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Nov 16 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 16 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • Nov 16 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • Nov 17 Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • Nov 17 Robin Li [Li Yanhong], Chinese founder of the Chinese search engine Baidu, born in Yangquan, Shanxi
  • Nov 18 Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Nov 18 Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Nov 18 Mel Stewart, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Nov 18 Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • Nov 18 Barry Hunter, Irish soccer defender (14 caps Northern Ireland; Wrexham, Reading) and manager (Rushden & Diamonds), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 18 Romany Malco, American actor and music producer (Weeds, No Ordinary Family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestOwen Wilson

Nov 18 Owen Wilson, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander), born in Dallas, Texas

  • Nov 19 Gord Fraser, road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 19 Matt Darby, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 19 Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Jeff Tarango, American tennis player (famously defaults match 1995 Wimbledon), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Nov 20 Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in University Park, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Richard Clarke, Canadian sailor Finn (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 21 Andy Caddick, English cricket fast bowler (62 Tests, 234 wickets; 54 ODIs, 69 wickets; Somerset), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Nov 21 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 21 Alex James, English bassist
  • Nov 21 Christopher Noxon, American journalist
  • Nov 22 Daedra Charles, WNBA forward/center (LA Sparks)
  • Nov 22 Darryl Hardy, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Nov 22 Irina Privalova, Russian 100m/200m/400m runner
  • Nov 22 Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 22 Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer
  • Nov 23 John O'Neill, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 23 Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer, born in Saqqez, Iran
  • Nov 23 Kirsty Young, Scottish television journalist, born in East Kilbride, United Kingdom
  • Nov 24 Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue), born in New London, Connecticut (or 1965)
  • Nov 24 Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 24 Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer

Person of interestTodd Beamer

Nov 24 Todd Beamer, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, born in Flint, Michigan

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • Nov 25 Jory Husain, actor (Jawaharial-Head of the Class), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 25 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist (EPMD), born in Brentwood, New York
  • Nov 26 Steve Lofton, American NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Nov 27 Michael Vartan, French American actor (Alias), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Nov 28 Jonathan Brown, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 29 Dee Brown, NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 29 Jiri Veber, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Praha, Czech Republic
  • Nov 29 Pedro Martínez Aquino, Dominican pitcher (NY Mets), born in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Knight, American pop singer (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nov 30 Des'ree [Desirée Annette Weeks], English singer (Feel So High, You Gotta Be, Life)
  • Nov 30 Laurent Jalabert, French road cyclist (Tour de France points 1992, 95; mountains 2001-2), born in Mazamet, France
  • Nov 30 DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Dec 1 Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer (4 x Olympic silver 200m, 1 x bronze 400m 1988-96), born in Motala, Sweden
  • Dec 1 Justin Chadwick, British actor and director
  • Dec 1 Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Australian squash player (World Open 1996-98, 2001-02, British Open 2001-02), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Dec 2 Darryl Kile, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 97, 2000; no-hitter 1993; Houston Astros), born in Garden Grove, California (d. 2002)
  • Dec 2 Elna Reinach, South African tennis player (US Open mixed doubles [with Patrick Galbraith] 1994), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dec 2 Jiri Dopita, Czech ice hockey center (World C'ship gold 1996, 2000-01; Philadelphia Flyers), born in Šumperk, Czech Republic
  • Dec 2 Rena Sofer, American actress (Rocky-Loving, Lois Cerullo-General Hospital), born in Arcadia, California