Famous Birthdays on March 2

  • 480 Benedict of Nursia, Christian saint & founder of Western Christian monasticism, born in Norcia, Umbria, Odoacer's Kingdom (d. 547)
  • 1316 King Robert II of Scotland, first monach of the House of Stewart (1371-90), born in Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire (d. 1390)
  • 1409 John II, French duke of Alencon (fought alongside Jeanne d'arc), born at Château d'Argentan, France (d. 1476)
  • 1459 Adrian VI [Adriaan F Boeyens], Dutch Pope (1522-23) last non-Italian pope for 455 years, born in Utrecht, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1523)
  • 1481 Franz von Sickingen, German knight, born in Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg, Germany (d. 1523)
  • 1545 Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and scholar (founder of the Bodleian Library), born in Exeter, England (d. 1612)
  • 1555 Ludovico Spontoni, Italian Renaissance composer, baptized in Bologna (d. pre 1609)
  • 1578 George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
  • 1705 William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
  • 1755 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, Belgian composer, born in Liège (d. 1799)
  • 1759 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, German-Swedish organist, composer, conductor, choirmaster, and educator (Studentsång), born in Oberschönau, Saxony (d. 1833)
  • 1760 Camille Desmoulins, French journalist, pamphleteer and revolutionary leader (his oratory led to storming of the Bastille), born in Guise, France (d. 1794)
  • 1769 DeWitt Clinton, American politician (Senator, Governor and Mayor of New York, had Erie Canal constructed), born in Little Britain, New York (d. 1828)
  • 1770 Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French nobleman (Duke of Albufera), and military commander (Marshal of the Empire), born in Lyon, France (d. 1826)
  • 1779 Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)

Sam HoustonSam Houston (1793-1863)

American born 1st President of Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44) who helped bring Texas into the United States as a constituent state, born in Rockbridge County, Virginia

  • 1800 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)

Leo XIIILeo XIII (1810-1903)

256th Pope (1878-1903), born in Carpineto, Papal States

  • 1813 George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, born in London, England (d. 1887)
  • 1815 Antonio Buzzolla, Italia composer, born in Adria (d. 1871)
  • 1816 Alexander H. Bullock, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1817 Janos Arany, Hungarian epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda), born in Nagyszalonta, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1882)
  • 1820 Multatuli [Eduard Douwes Dekker], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), born in Amsterdam (d. 1887)
  • 1824 Henry Beebee Carrington, American lawyer, professor, prolific author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1912)
  • 1824 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist (credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia), born in Tula, Russia (d. 1870)
  • 1824 [Friedrich] Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (The Bartered Bride; Má Vlast; Moldau), born in Litomyšl, Bohemia (d. 1884)
  • 1828 Jefferson Columbus Davis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Clark County, Indiana (d. 1879)
  • 1829 Carl Schurz, German-American journalist and Major General (Union Army), born in Erftstadt, Germany (d. 1906)
  • 1836 Henry Billings Brown, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1913)
  • 1838 David Duffle Wood, American blind composer (organist and choir master St. Stephen's Episcopal Church), born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1910)
  • 1842 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • 1843 Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
  • 1844 Herman Schaepman 'the Doctor', Dutch poet, Roman Catholic priest, theologian, and politician, born in Tubbergen, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • 1849 Robert Means Thompson, U.S. Naval Officer (d. 1930)
  • 1859 Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), born in Pereyaslav, Russian Empire (d. 1916)
  • 1860 Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)
  • 1862 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
  • 1862 John Jay Chapman, American poet, and writer (Learning & Other Essays), born in New York City (d. 1933)
  • 1865 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, born in Verviers, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • 1875 Hans Lietzman, German theologist and church historian, born in Düsseldorf (d. 1942)

Pius XIIPius XII (1876-1958)

260th Roman Catholic Pope (1939-58), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy

  • 1878 Wander Johannes de Haas, Dutch physicist (Shubnikov–de Haas effect), born in Lisse, Netherlands (d. 1960)
  • 1878 William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
  • 1882 Wallis Clark, British-American stage and screen actor (Penny Serenade; Great Guy; Postal Inspector; Easy Money), born in Essex, England (d. 1961)
  • 1884 Léon Jongen, Belgian organist, composer, and academic, born in Liège (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • 1890 Oscar Egg, Swiss track and road bicycle racer (3 x world hour record), born in Schlatt, Switzerland (d. 1961)
  • 1892 Felix Bressart, German actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads), born in Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1893 Maxime Dumoulin, French composer (d. 1972)
  • 1894 Renaat Veremans, Flemish organist, composer, and conductor (Flemish Opera, Antwerp, 1921-44), born in Lierre, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1896 Clair Bee, American College Basketball and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Long Island University undefeated 1936, 39; National Invitation Tournament 1939, 41), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1983)
  • 1899 Harald Søltoft Agersnap, Danish cellist, pianist, conductor, and composer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1931-66), born in Vinding, Denmark  (d. 1982)
  • 1899 Pattie Menzies, Australian wife of PM Robert Menzies, born in Alexandra, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1900 Kurt Weill, German-American composer and collaborator of Bertolt Brecht (Die Dreigroschenoper - The Threepenny Opera), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1950)
  • 1902 Edward Condon, American nuclear physicist (pioneer in quantum mechanics, involved in Manhattan Project), born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 1974)

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss (1904-1991)

American children's author (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • 1905 Marc Blitzstein, American opera and theater composer, librettist (The Cradle Will Rock), and translator (Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill works), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1907 Jheri [Robert] Redding, American hairdresser and businessman (created the Jheri curl and hair conditioner), born in Rantoul, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
  • 1908 John Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (White Ko) (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Hanoch Jacoby, Israeli violist (Israel Philharmonic, 1958-74), educator, and composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1990)

Mel OttMel Ott (1909-1958)

American Baseball HOF right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader; NY Giants), born in Gretna, Louisiana

  • 1911 William Hansen, American actor (1776, Pinky, Side Street, Homebodies), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1975)
  • 1912 (Theodore) "Red" Saunders, American jazz drummer and bandleader, based in Chicago, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Arthur Langton, South African cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 40 wickets), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1942)
  • 1913 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Georgy Flyorov, Soviet-Russian physicist (spontaneous fission, Soviet atomic bomb project), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Godfried Bomans, Dutch humorist and writer and TV personality (Pieter Bas), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1913 Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), born in Crossville, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Mort Cooper, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1942, 43, 45, 46; World Series 1942, 44; NL MVP 1942), born in Atherton, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • 1915 Lona Andre [Launa Anderson], American actress (Death in the Air, Case of Baby Sitter), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Bernard George Stevens, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1983)

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz (1917-1986)

Cuban-American singer ("Babalú"), bandleader, actor (I Love Lucy - "Ricky Riccardo"), and television producer (The Untouchables), born in Santiago de Cuba

  • 1917 Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1991)
  • 1917 David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1917 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Strykersville, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1917 John Gardner, English classical composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 2011)
  • 1919 Eddie Lawrence, American comedian and monologist (The Old Philosopher), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014) [1]

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones (1919-2009)

American actress (Farewell to Arms), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • 1919 Tamara Toumanova, Georgian-American prima ballerina (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), born in Tyumen, Russian (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Enrique Franco, Spanish pianist, composer (Cuerda de presos), music promoter, and broadcaster (National Spanish Radio; Radio Clásica), born in Madrid Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), born in Boston (d. 2017)
  • 1921 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Bill Quackenbush, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (8 x NHL All-Star; Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (Princeton), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • 1922 Eric Feldbush [Désiré Feldbusch], Belgian cellist, conductor, and composer (Pastels), born in Grivegnée, Belgium (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Mario Zafred, Italian composer, music critic, and opera director, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1923 György Pásztor, Hungarian ice hockey forward (6 x Hungarian C'hip; Budapest SC, Red Meteor SC; Hungarian IHHOF) and administrator (est. Hungarian IH Federation), born in Törökbálint, Hungary (d. 2022)
  • 1923 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records and Milestone Records labels, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Robert H. Michel, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1957-95), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • 1924 Alexander "Papa" Lightfoot, American blues singer and harmonica player, born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • 1925 Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis [Charles Thompson], American blues musician (Cold Hands), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1926 Murray Rothbard, American economist, and libertarian, born in The Bronx, NYC (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Ray Prosser, Welsh rugby union prop (22 caps Wales, 1 British & Irish Lions; Pontypool) and coach (Pontypool RFC 1969-87), born in Pontypool, Wales (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Roger Walkowiak, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1956), born in Montluçon, France (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Siegfried Kohler, German composer (Tausend Sterne sind ein Dom), born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1927 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer (Satire), educator, and musicologist, born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland (d. 2001) [1]
  • 1928 Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • 1928 John Manduell, British-based South African composer and educator (Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, 1973-96), born in Johannesburg, Union of South Africa (d. 2017)
  • 1928 José Luis Pérez-Payá, Spanish soccer forward (2 caps; Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid), born in Alcoy, Spain (d. 2022)
  • 1929 Sir Donald Gosling, British former-Chairman of "National Car Parks" and multi-millionaire, born in England
  • 1930 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1930 John Cullum, American Tony Award-winning stage and screen singer and actor (Hamlet; 1776; Hawaii; Northern Exposure - "Holling"; The Middle -"Big Mike"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1931 Duane Graveline, doctor and astronaut, born in Newport Vermont (d. 2016)

Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev (1931-2022)

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91), born in Stavropol, Russia [1]

  • 1931 Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (The Right Stuff), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • 1932 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, born in Topeka Kansas (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Bernard Rands, composer (Wildtrack), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1934 Howard Cassady, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1955, Ohio State; NFL C'ship 1957, Detroit Lions), born in Hendrysburg, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1934 Joyce "Dottie" Rambo (nee Luttrell), American gospel singer and songwriter, born in Madisonville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • 1935 Al Waxman, Canadian actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1935 Porky Pig, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng and Frank Tashlin (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "I Haven't Got a Hat"
  • 1936 Buell Neidlinger, American pop, jazz, and classical session cellist and double bassist (Cecil Taylor; Frank Zappa; Duane Eddy), born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Henny Boskamp [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)

Abdelaziz BouteflikaAbdelaziz Bouteflika (1937-2021)

Algerian politician, President of Algeria (1999-2019), born in Oujda, Morocco

  • 1937 Denny Crum, American College Basketball & Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Louisville 1971-2001; NCAA C'ship 1980, 86; 6 x Final Fours), born in San Fernando, California (d. 2023)
  • 1938 Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Donald Schwall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1961²; AL Rookie of the Year 1961; Boston Red Sox), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • 1938 Simon Estes, American bass-baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos), born in Centerville, Iowa
  • 1939 Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch pop guitarist and singer (The Buffoons - "Tomorrow Is Another Day; "It's The End")
  • 1940 Billy McNeill MBE, Scottish soccer defender (29 caps; Celtic) and manager (Celtic, Manchester City, Aston Villa), born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1940 Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, chairman (South African Prog Fed Party, 1979-86)
  • 1940 Tony Croatto {Hermes Martinis], Italian-Puerto Rican folk song singer and composer (Los TNT; Haciendo Punto en Otro Son), and television presenter, born in Udine, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1941 David Satcher, Amdniral and 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2001), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 1941 John Cornell, Australian screenwriter (Paul Hogan Show; Crocodile Dundee), and director (Crocodile Dundee II), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (d. 2021)
  • 1942 Claude Larose, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1965, 66, 68, 71, 73; Montreal Canadiens), born in Hearst, Ontario
  • 1942 John Irving, American short-story writer (The World According to Garp; The Cider House Rules), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • 1942 Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
  • 1942 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist, songwriter and guitarist (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"; "Walk On The Wild Side"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian musical lyricist, born in Saint-Raymond, Quebec
  • 1943 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), born in Hampstead, North West London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1943 Gordon Black, English industrialist
  • 1943 Juan Carlos Masnik, Uruguayan soccer defender (26 caps; NY Skyliners, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Nacional, NY Cosmos), born in Soriano, Uruguay (d. 2021)
  • 1943 Peter Straub, American award-winning fantasy and horror author, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1943 Robert Williams (often Robt. Williams) American painter, cartoonist (Zap Comix), and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1943 Rosa DeLauro, American politician (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1991-), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1943 Stephen Dickman, American composer and librettist (Tibetan Dreams; Rabbi Nathan's Prayer), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Katherine Crawford, actress (Captains & Kings, Gemini Man)
  • 1944 Leif Segerstam, Finnish violinist, conductor, and composer of 342 symphonies (...and counting!), born in Vaasa, Finland
  • 1944 Uschi Glas, German actress
  • 1945 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer ("The Spy Who Loved Me"; "Skyfall"), born in Reading, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Gordon Thompson, Canadian actor (Adam Carrington in Dynasty), born in Ottawa
  • 1945 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1946 Brian J. Donnelly, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1979-93), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Harry Redknapp, English soccer winger (West Ham United; AFC Bournemouth) and manager (Bournemouth, West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, QPR, Southampton), born in London, England
  • 1948 Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
  • 1948 Larry Carlton, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Crusaders; Joni Mitchell; Steely Dan), born in Torrance, California
  • 1948 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Born on the Wrong Side of Time"), born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1949 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic], French rock singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Paris, France
  • 1949 Gates McFadden, American actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • 1949 J. P. R. Williams, Welsh rugby union fullback (55 caps Wales, 8 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1971, 76, 78), born in Bridgend, Wales
  • 1950 Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
  • 1950 Karen Carpenter, American pop vocalist and drummer ("We've Only Just Begun"; "Rainy Days And Mondays"; "Top Of The World"), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • 1950 Matthew Laurance, actor (Duet)
  • 1950 Mitchel Laurance, actor (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)
  • 1951 Cassie Yates, Macon Ga, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)
  • 1952 Laraine Newman, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • 1953 William Simmons, American R&B saxophonist and keyboardist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • 1954 Hunt Sales, American rock drummer (Todd Rundgren; Iggy Pop; Tin Machine), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 John Sciarra, American College Football Hall of Fame safety (UCLA; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Pete Johnson, American football running back (Pro Bowl, 2nd Team All Pro 1981; Cincinnati Bengals; Ohio State University), born in Fort Valley, Georgia
  • 1954 Stone Phumelele Sizani, South African treasurer (UDF)
  • 1955 Dale Bosworth, TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1955 Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Jawanza Kobie, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Jay Osmond, American singer and drummer (Osmond Brothers - "One Way Ticket to Anywhere"), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1955 Ken Salazar, American politician
  • 1955 Shoko Asahara [Chizuo Matsumoto], Japanese sect leader
  • 1956 Eusebio Pedroza, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight champion 1978-85), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2019)
  • 1956 Gary Pearce, English rugby union prop (36 caps; Northampton Saints), born in Dinton, England
  • 1956 John Cowsill, American rock drummer (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"; Beach Boys, 2000-present), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1956 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1958 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer (US Masters 1991), born in Oswestry, England
  • 1958 Kevin Curren, South African tennis player (US Open doubles, mixed doubles 1982; Wimbledon doubles 1982; US Open mixed doubles 1981), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1958 Peter Arnold, American architect
  • 1959 Larry Stewart, American country singer (Restless Heart - "Alright Already"), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1961 Simone Young, Australian conductor (Hamburg State Opera and Hamburg Philharmonic, 2005-15), born in Sydney, Australia

Jon Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi (61 years old)

1962 American rock singer-songwriter (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"; "Who Says You Can't Go Home"), born in Sayreville, New Jersey

  • 1962 Michael Salinger, American poet
  • 1962 Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • 1962 Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey left wing (World C'Ships gold 1995; NHL: Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks) and coach (Finland; HIFK), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 1962 Terry Steinbach, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1988, 89, 93; World Series 1989; Oakland A's), born in New Ulm, Minnesota

Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (60 years old)

1963 Australian politician (Prime Minister of Australia 2022-), born in Sydney, Australia

  • 1963 Suzette Charles, Miss NJ, replaces Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)
  • 1963 Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter (Olympic gold 10m air pistol 1988, 50m pistol 2000), born in Ruse, Bulgaria
  • 1963 Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World C'ship 1986, 89, 91); Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World C'ship 1995), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1964 Laird Hamilton, American big-wave surfer (co-inventor of tow-in surfing; heaviest wave ever ridden successfully, Teahupo'o 2000), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1965 Lembit Öpik, British politician (Liberal Democrats), born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

Ron GantRon Gant (58 years old)

1965 American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1992, 95; Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (WAGA-TV, co-host 'Good Day Atlanta', born in Victoria, Texas

  • 1965 Wolfgang Muthspiel, Austrian jazz guitarist, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • 1966 Judith Wiesner, Austrian tennis player (World #12 1997; captain Austria's Federation Cup team 2001), born in Hallein Austria
  • 1966 Stevie Rachelle, American hard rock vocalist (Tuff - "What Comes Around Goes Around"), born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Dennis Seaton, British reggae-rock singer (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1967 Thierry Lacroix, French rugby union fly-half (43 caps; 1995 Rugby World Cup top points scorer [112]), born in Nogaro, France