Famous Birthdays on February 26

  • 1361 Wenceslas IV of Bohemia "the Idle", King of Bohemia (1378-1419) and Germany (1376-1400), born in Nuremberg (d. 1419)
  • 1564 Christopher Marlowe, English poet and dramatist (Dr Faustus), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1593) baptism date
  • 1587 Stefano Landi, Italian opera composer (Il Sant'Alessio), and teacher, born in Rome, Papal States (now Italy) (d. 1639)
  • 1588 Nicolaus Erich, German composer (d. 1631)
  • 1671 Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
  • 1672 Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
  • 1675 Johann Philipp Treiber, German composer, born in Arnstadt (d. 1727)
  • 1677 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, born in Taranto (d. 1745)
  • 1714 James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)
  • 1717 John Randall, British organist and hymn composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1799)
  • 1720 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
  • 1725 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed and built 1st automobile, born in Void, France (d. 1804) [or born September 25]
  • 1746 Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, Duchess and de facto ruler of Parma, daughter of Maria Therese of Austria and sister of Marie Antoinette, born in Vienna (d. 1806)
  • 1770 Antoine Reicha, Czech born French composer and teacher, friend of Beethoven, born in Prague (d. 1836)
  • 1772 Caspar Fürstenau, German flautist and composer, born in Münster (d. 1819)
  • 1799 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)

Victor HugoVictor Hugo (1802-1885)

French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France

  • 1808 Honoré Daumier, French caricaturist painter, and sculptor, born in Marseilles France (d. 1879) (or born 20 Feb)
  • 1808 Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)
  • 1814 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)
  • 1824 Carlos Calvo, Argentine historian, diplomat and human rights scholar (Calvo Clause), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1906)

Levi StraussLevi Strauss (1829-1902)

German-born American clothing designer who founded the 1st company to manufacture blue jeans (Levi Strauss & Co.), born in Buttenheim, Bavaria

  • 1831 Filippo Marchetti, Italian opera composer, born in Bolognola, Papal States (now Italy) (d. 1902)
  • 1832 John George Nicolay, German-American author (Abe Lincoln's biographer), born in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria (d. 1901)
  • 1834 Aleksander Zarzycki, Polish composer (Warsaw Music Society), born in Lviv, Austria-Hungary (now Ukraine) (d. 1895)
  • 1835 Richard Andree, German geographer and etnologist (Andree's Handatlas), born in Braunschweig, Saxony (d. 1912)
  • 1837 Charles Woeste, Belgian count, Minister of Justice, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1922)
  • 1838 Wendelin Weißheimer, German composer and conductor, born in Osthofen (d. 1910)
  • 1841 Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, British diplomat (Consul-General in Egypt, 1883-1907), and writer, born in Cromer, Norfolk, England (d. 1917)
  • 1842 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy, born in Montigny-le-Roi, Haute-Marne, France (d. 1925)

Alexander IIIAlexander III (1845-1894)

Russian Tsar (1881-94), born in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russian Empire

  • 1846 William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Wild West hunter and showman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), born in Davenport Iowa (d. 1917)
  • 1851 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 7 dismissals; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Kimberley, England (d. 1910)
  • 1852 John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon and nutritionist, inspired flaked cereal industry, born in Tyrone, Michigan (d. 1943)
  • 1857 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), born in Troyes, France (d. 1926)
  • 1858 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • 1861 Ferdinand I, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1948)

Herbert Henry DowHerbert Henry Dow (1866-1930)

American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), born in Ontario, Canada

  • 1867 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon, South Africa, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1958) alternative birth date Nov 28 1866
  • 1868 Leonard Borwick, English concert pianist, born in Walthamstow, England (d. 1925)
  • 1869 Nadezhda Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary and wife of Vladimir Lenin, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1939)
  • 1874 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1951)
  • 1875 Emma Dunn, British-American stage, silent and sound film actress (Dr. Monica; Dr. Kildare (films); Hideaway), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • 1875 Richard Wetz, German composer (Requiem, Op. 50 in B minor), born in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia (now Gliwice, Poland) (d. 1935)
  • 1876 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, born in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos (d. 1943)
  • 1876 Pauline Musters, Dutch world's smallest woman at 24 inches (61 cm), born in Ossendrecht, Netherlands (d. 1895)
  • 1877 Carel Steven Adama van Scheltema, Dutch socialist poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1877 Russell Alexander, American vaudeville composer and entertainer (Barnum & Bailey Circus Band), born in Nevada, Missouri (d. 1915)
  • 1879 Frank Bridge, English violinist, composer, conductor and tutor of Benjamin Britten, born in Brighton, England (d. 1941)
  • 1880 Lionel Logue, Australian speech therapist who treated King George VI (The Kings Speech), born in Adelaide (d. 1953)
  • 1882 Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral, commander of the Pacific Fleet during Pearl Harbour Attack, born in Henderson, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1883 Erich R. Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism), born in Breslau, German Empire (d. 1940)
  • 1884 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1884 Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor, born in Steenwijk, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • 1885 Aleksandras Stulginskis, President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
  • 1885 Lili Green [Alice Sally Mary], Dutch English dancer, born in Bromley, England (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Benegal Narsing Rau, Indian lawyer and civil servant, President of UN Security Council (1950), helped draft India's constitution, born in Mangalore, India (d. 1953)
  • 1887 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1926 Chicago Cubs; Triple Crown 1915, 16, 20; 6 × NL wins & strikeout leader; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Elba, Nebraska (d. 1950)
  • 1887 Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
  • 1888 Ida Cox (nee Prather), American blues singer and vaudeville performer, born in Habersham County, Georgia (d. 1967) [birth year disputed, may be 1894 or 1896]
  • 1891 Alan Bridge, American actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1957)
  • 1893 (Ivor Armstrong) I. A. Richards, British poet and influential critic (Meaning of Meaning), born in Sandbach, England (d. 1979)
  • 1893 William Frawley, American vaudeville, silent and sound screen actor (I Love Lucy - "Fred"; My Three Sons - "Bub"; Miracle on 34th Street), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • 1896 Andrei Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism), born in Mariupol, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1896 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor and composer, born in Wissenkerke, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Julien de Valckenaere, Belgian poet, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1899 Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rawa Mazowiecka, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1902 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna State Opera, 1940-58)n born in Munich, Germany (d. 1958)
  • 1902 Vercors [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la mer), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1905 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), born in Canton, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, born in Athens (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1907 John Bowlby, British psychologist, born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1937, 39 Bugatti T57), born in Paris, France (d. 1949)
  • 1908 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
  • 1908 Tex Avery, American cartoonist at Warner Bros, MGM (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig), born in Taylor, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1909 Chauncey Haughton, American jazz clarinetist, and saxophonist (Blanche Calloway; Chick Webb; Cab Calloway), born in Chestertown, Maryland (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Fanny Cradock, English TV Chef and food critic, born in Leytonstone, England (d. 1994)
  • 1909 King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
  • 1911 Josef Smrkovský, Czechoslovak communist politician, born in Velenka, Kingdom of Bohemia (d. 1974)
  • 1911 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
  • 1913 George Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini), born in Loughton, England (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Witold Rowicki, Polish conductor and composer, born in Taganrog, (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Elisabeth Eybers, South African poet (That Woman & Other Verses), born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal (d. 2007)
  • 1915 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 1996)

Jackie GleasonJackie Gleason (1916-1987)

American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1916 Mordecai Seter, Israeli composer, born in Novorossiysk, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Ross Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 2 x 50; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1942)
  • 1917 Robert Taft Jr, American politician (Sen-R-Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Otis Bowen, American politician, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89), born in near Rochester, Indiana (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Preacher Roe, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star Brooklyn Dodgers; NL strikeout leader 1945 Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Ash Flat, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1919 Beppie Nooij, Dutch actress and director (Red Sien, Zeemansvrouwen), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1919 Luc-Andre Marcel, French composer, born in Entrecasteaux, France (d. 1992)
  • 1919 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay, 400m freestyle 1936; silver 100m backstroke 1936), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Tony Randall [Leonard Rosenberg], American actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1922 (Bernard) "Bunny" Briggs, American tap dancer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Bill Johnston, Australian cricket fast/spin bowler (40 Tests, 160 wickets @ 23.91; Victoria), born in Beeac, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Margaret Leighton, British actress (The Go-Between, The Night of the Iguana), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Mark Bucci, American opera, theater, and film composer and lyricist (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89), born in Unnan, Japan (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Dave Pell, American big band jazz saxophonist (Les Brown), bandleader (Dave Pell Octet), and record producer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

Everton WeekesEverton Weekes (1925-2020)

West Indian cricket batsman (48 Tests; 4,455 runs @ 58.61, 15 x 100s), born in Saint Michael, Barbados

  • 1926 Arsene Souffriau, Belgian pioneering electronic music composer, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • 1926 Chris Anderson, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker; Dinah Washington; Charlie Haden), born in Chicago, Illinois) (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Cynthia Stone, American actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1926 Efraín Sánchez, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; San Lorenzo) and manager (Columbia), born in Barranquilla, Colombia (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Donald Gramm, American concert and opera bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1927 Tom Kennedy, American quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1928 Aldonis Kalniņš, Latvian composer, born in Užava parish, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • 1928 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16), born in Davydovka, USSR

Fats DominoFats Domino (1928-2017)

American rhythm & blues piano player, singer, and star of the early rock ’n’ roll era ("Blueberry Hill"; "Blue Monday"; "Walkin' To New Orleans"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon (1928-2014)

Israeli general, politician and Prime Minister of Israel (2001-06), born in Kfar Malal, Mandatory Palestine

  • 1928 John Ewart, Australian radio, stage, and screen actor (The Muddle-Headed Wombat.; The Picture Show Man), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress (Lights of My City; Act of the Heart), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1930 Doug Sandom, British drummer (The Who, 1962-64), born in Greenford, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956), born in Leningrad, Russia,
  • 1930 Vic Janowicz, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1950, Ohio State; NFL: Washington Redskins), born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Ally MacLeod, Scottish soccer manager (Scotland, Ayr United, Aberdeen, Motherwell, Airdrie, Q of the South) and left wing (Blackburn Rovers, Hibernian, Third Lanark), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Francisco Kroepfl, Argentinian composer, born in Timișoara, Romania
  • 1931 Robert Novak 'the Prince of Darkness', American political columnist and news show host (CNN-Evans & Novak), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2009)

Johnny CashJohnny Cash (1932-2003)

American country singer ("I Walk the Line"; "Ring of Fire"; "A Boy Named Sue"), born in Kingsland, Arkansas

  • 1933 George Tindley, American soul singer and songwriter The Dreams; The Red Caps), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1933 James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France
  • 1934 Ron Gaunt, Australian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 7 wickets, BB 3/53; WA, Victoria), born in York, Australia (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Azzedine Alaïa, Tunisian-born fashion designer, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Dorval Rodrigues, Brazilian soccer right winger (13 caps; Santos FC, SE Palmeiras), born in Porto Alegre, Brazil (d. 2021)
  • 1936 Cyrus Faryar, Iranian-American folk musician, songwriter, and record producer (Modern Folk Quartet), born in Tehran, Persia
  • 1936 José Yudica, Argentine soccer forward (4 caps; Newell's Old Boys, Boca Juniors) and manager (Newell's Old Boys, Quilmes), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 1936 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1937 Hagood Hardy, American-Canadian jazz and easy listening pianist, vibraphonist and film score composer ("The Homecoming"), born in Angola, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1937 William Ferris, American composer and conductor (William Ferris Chorale, 1971-2000), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter, born in Tsada, Cyprus (d. 1957)
  • 1938 Jack Knight, American actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15), born in Somerville, Mississippi
  • 1939 Josephine Tewson, British actress (Keeping Up Appearances; Last Of The Summer Wine, 2003-10), born in Hampstead, England (d. 2022)
  • 1941 Keith Thomson, New Zealand cricket batsman (2 Tests, 1 x 50; Canterbury) and field hockey centre-half (28 Tests; Canterbury), born in Methven, New Zealand (d. 2023)
  • 1942 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Nathan Sid, In Africa), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • 1942 Yōsuke Yamashita, Japanese jazz pianist, and composer of jazz, film scores, and classical works, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1943 Bill Duke, American actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator), born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • 1943 Bob "Bear" Hite, American vocalist (Canned Heat - "Going Up the Country"), born in Torrance, California (d. 1981)
  • 1943 Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect, born in Temse, Belgium
  • 1943 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director & costume designer, born in Macerata, Italy
  • 1943 Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Marilyn Michaels, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour), born in New York City
  • 1945 Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach (12 × Greek League C'ship; 6 × Greek Cup winner; GS Larissas, Aris, Olympiacos, AEK, Greece 1982–90), born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1945 Jan Klijnjan, Dutch soccer attacking midfielder (11 caps; FC Dordrecht, Sparta Rotterdam, FC Sochaux), born in Papendrecht, Netherlands (d. 2022)
  • 1945 Mitch Ryder, American rocker (Detroit Wheels - "Devil With the Blue Dress"), born in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • 1945 Peter Brock, Australian auto racer (3 x Australian Touring Car C'ship; 9 x Bathurst 500/1000; 9 x Sandown Endurance), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2006)
  • 1946 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist & Nobel laureate (1999), born in Damanhur, Egypt (d. 2016)
  • 1946 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, American NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1946 Colin Bell, English soccer midfielder (48 caps; Manchester City 394 games), born in Hesleden, England (d. 2021)
  • 1946 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Guy Klucevsek, American jazz and free-improv accordionist and composer, born in New York City
  • 1947 Sandie Shaw [Sandra Goodrich], English rocker (Girl Don't Come), born in Essex, England
  • 1948 Priscilla Lopez, American actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Elizabeth George, American novelist (Inspector Thomas Lynley mystery novels), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1949 Emma Kirkby, British classical early music soprano, born in Camberley, Surrey, England
  • 1950 Billy Steinberg, American lyricist and songwriter, with Tom Kelly ("Like A Virgin"; "True Colors"; "I Touch Myself"), born in Palm Springs, California

Helen ClarkHelen Clark (73 years old)

1950 New Zealand Prime Minister (Labour: 1999-2008) and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-17), born in Hamilton, New Zealand

  • 1950 Jonathan Cain, American rock guitarist & keyboardist (Journey; Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 John Giblin, Scottish session and touring rock and jazz electric and acoustic bass player (Peter Gabriel; Kate Bush; Jon Anderson; Peter Erskine), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • 1953 Bree Walker, American news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV), born in Oakland, California
  • 1953 Michael Bolton [Bolotin], American rock (Blackjack) and pop songwriter and singer ("How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1954 John Bolger, American actor (Another World - "Captain Gabe McNamara"), born in New York City

Recep Tayyip ErdoğanRecep Tayyip Erdoğan (69 years old)

1954 Turkish politician (President of Turkey, 2014-present; Prime Minister of Turkey, 2003-14), born in Kasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 1955 Rupert Keegan, English Formula One racing car driver, born in Essex, England
  • 1956 Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese pop singer,songwriter and film score composer, born in Chigasaki, Japan
  • 1957 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Olympic gold 1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957 David Muldrow Beasley, American politician, born in Darlington, South Carolina
  • 1957 Joe Mullen, American Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1989, Calgary Flames; Pittsburgh Penguins 1991, 92; NHL All Star 1988, 89), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Keena Rothhammer, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1958 Greg Germann, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958 Jeff Fithian, American actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1958 Joe Fithian, American actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1958 Karen Berger, American comic book editor, born in New York City
  • 1958 Michel Houellebecq, French novelist, born in Saint-Pierre, Réunion
  • 1958 Susan J. Helms, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1958 Tim Kaine, US Senator (D-Virginia, 2016 Democratic nominee for Vice President, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1959 Rolando Blackman, American basketball player, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1960 (Jeremy) "Jaz" Coleman, English rock singer, keyboardist and record producer (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham, England
  • 1962 Dave Palone, American harness racing trainer & driver (US Pacing Triple Crown 1996, 2005), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Sheila Cornell, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Mark Dacascos, American actor & martial artist, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1965 Alison Armitage, English actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • 1966 Jennifer Grant, American actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Burbank, California
  • 1966 Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer-songwriter ("Ma Bassmahlak"), born in Zahlé, Lebanon
  • 1967 Currie Graham, Canadian actor, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1967 David Howard, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • 1967 Roman Fortin, American NFL center (Atlanta Falcons), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1967 Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio