Famous Birthdays on March 23

  • 603 K'inich Janaab' Pakal [Sun Shield], Ajaw of the Maya city-state of Palenque (d. 683)
  • 1336 Emperor Go-Kōgon, 4th Northern Emperor of Japan (d. 1374)

Margaret of Anjou (1430-1482)

Queen consort of England by marriage to King Henry VI, born in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France

  • 1599 Thomas Selle, German baroque composer, born in Zörbig, Saxony (now Germany) (d. 1663)
  • 1638 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist and botanist (developed techniques for preserving specimens), born in The Hague, Dutch Republic (d. 1731)

James Bradley (1693-1762)

English astronomer, 3rd Astronomer Royal, discovered Earth's nutation motion, born in Shelborne, England

  • 1699 John Bartram, naturalist and explorer, father of American botany, born near Darby, Pennsylvania (d. 1777)
  • 1723 Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771)
  • 1732 Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
  • 1733 Josiah Spode, English potter and founder of Spode pottery works, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 1797)
  • 1736 Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (d. 1785)
  • 1737 Arthur St. Clair, American soldier and politician (President of the Continental Congress, 1787), born in Thurso, Scotland (d. 1818)
  • 1749 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, German composer (d. 1802)
  • 1749 Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), born in Beaumount-en-Auge, Normandy, France (d. 1827)
  • 1750 Johannes Matthias Sperger, Austrian double bassist and composer, born in Feldsberg, Lower Austria (now Valtice, Czech Republic) (d. 1812)
  • 1754 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)
  • 1761 Jan Willem de Winter, Dutch admiral (commanded Dutch navy in Battle at Campertown), born in Kampen, Dutch Republic (d. 1812)
  • 1769 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • 1769 William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1839)
  • 1795 Leopold Jansa, Bohemian violinist, composer, and teacher, born in Wildenschwert, Austria-Hungary (now Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic) (d. 1875)
  • 1801 Peterus Laurentius Regout, Dutch industrialist (founder of crystal, and pottery firm P. Regout & Co.), born in Maastricht, Dutch Republic (d. 1878)
  • 1808 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist and historian (Statistic yearbook), born in Amsterdam, Kingdom of Holland (d. 1876)
  • 1811 (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm Taubert, German pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1891)
  • 1818 Don Carlos Buell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lowell, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • 1821 Alekey Pisemski, Russian novelist and playwright (A Bitter Lot), born in Kostroma province, Russia (d. 1881) (OS 11 March)
  • 1823 Schuyler Colfax, American politician (17th US Vice President 1869-73), born in New York City (d. 1885)
  • 1825 Edward Lloyd Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1898)
  • 1826 [Aloysius] Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist, and ballet composer (St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres, 1871-86; La Bayadère), born in Vienna, Austrian Empire (d. 1917)
  • 1831 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • 1834 Julius Reubke, German organist, pianist, and composer (Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c), born in Hausneindorf, Germany (d. 1858)
  • 1844 Eugène Gigout, French organist (St Augustin de Paris, 1863-1925), and composer (10 pièces pour orgue), born in Nancy, France (d. 1925)
  • 1847 Alexandru Dimitrie Xenopol, Romania, historian, born in Iaşi (d. 1920)
  • 1854 Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony) and colonial administrator, born in Giessen, Grand Duchy of Hesse (d. 1925)
  • 1857 Fannie Farmer, American culinary pioneer who revolutionised modern cooking through the introduction of precise measurements (Boston Cooking-School Cook Book), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • 1858 Ludwig Quidde, German politician and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1927), born in Bremen (d. 1941)
  • 1861 Uchimura Kanzō, Japanese religious writer and pacifist (How I Became a Christian), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1930)
  • 1862 Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
  • 1863 Godfried Coenraad van Daalen, Dutch general (controversial Governor of Aceh accused of brutality), born in Makassar, Dutch East Indies (d. 1930)
  • 1864 Hjalmar Borgstrom [Jensen], Norwegian composer (Hvæm er du med de tusene navne (Who are you with a thousand names)), and music critic, born in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway (d. 1925)
  • 1864 Louis Glass, Danish pianist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1936)
  • 1868 Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)

Michael Joseph Savage (1872-1940)

Australian-born New Zealand politician and first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand (1935-40), born in Tatong, Australia

  • 1876 Muirhead Bone, Scottish etcher and painter (WWI & WWII war artist), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1953)
  • 1878 Franz Schreker [Schrecker], Austrian conductor, composer (Die Gezeichneten; Der ferne Klang), teacher, and administrator born in Monaco (d. 1934)
  • 1880 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
  • 1881 Egon Petri, Dutch classical pianist, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1881 Hermann Staudinger, German chemist and plastics researcher (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1953 for polymers), born in Worms, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1881 Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist (Les Thibault, 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1958)
  • 1882 C. Montague Shaw, Australian actor (Buck Rogers; Zorro's Fighting Legion), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1968)
  • 1882 Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1884 Glauco Velasquez, Brazilian pianist and composer (Brutto Signo), born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1914)
  • 1885 Platt Adams, American field athlete (Olympic gold standing high jump 1912), Belleville, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1887 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn catalog), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1887 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin, born in Moika Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1887 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1927)
  • 1887 Sidney Hillman, Lithuanian-American union leader (Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union; Congress of Industrial Organizations), born in Žagarė, Russian Empire (now Lithuania) (d. 1946)
  • 1891 Catherine Murphy Urner, American singer and composer, born in Mitchell, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • 1893 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • 1895 Dane Rudhyar [Daniel Chennevière] French-American composer (Tetragram; Granite), philosopher (The Astrology of Personality), and transcendental painter, born in Paris, France (d. 1985)
  • 1895 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • 1898 Georgios Grivas, Cypriot leader and patriot (fought guerilla war for independence against British), born in Trikomo, Cyprus (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Hazel Dawn [Tout], American actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Dora Gerson, German-Jewish actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (Caravan of Death), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1900 Erich Fromm, German psychologist and psychoanalyst (Sane Society), born in Frankfurt Germany (d. 1980)
  • 1900 José Antonio Calcaño, Venezuelan composer (De Profundis), music critic, and diplomat, born in Caracus, Venezuela (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Philip Ober, American actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Fort Payne, Alabama (d. 1982)

Joan Crawford (1905-1977)

American actress (Mildred Pierce), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • 1905 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), born in Bremerhaven, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Paul Grimault, French animator (is Le Roi et l'oiseau THe King and the Bird), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1994)
  • 1905 Ralph Perring, British businessman (Lord Mayor of London 1962-63) (d. 1998)
  • 1906 George Posford [Ashwell], British composer (Goodnight Vienna), and conductor, born in Folkestone, England (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-Italian pharmacologist (1957 Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine, discovered chemotherapeutic agents including antihistamines), born in Fleurier, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 1908 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour), born in Auburn, Victoria, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1908 Dominique de Menil, French-American arts patron (Menil Collection Houston) and human rights advocate, born in Paris, France (d. 1997)

Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998)

Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan

  • 1911 Charles Russhon, American airforce officer (liaison for James Bond films) (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Dick Chapman, American golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur), born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1912 Alfred Schwarzmann, German gymnast (Olympic gold individual, team, horse vault, 2 x bronze 1936; silver 1952), born in Fürth, Germany (d. 2000)

Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)

German-American rocket scientist (Germany - V1 and V2, US -Saturn V, NASA), and Disney space consultant, born in Wirsitz, Kingdom of Prussia (now Wyrzysk, Poland)

  • 1914 Robert Arthur Gross, American violinist, composer (The Bald Soprano), and pedagogue, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • 1915 Francis Berry, British poet and academic (Shakespearean scholar), born in Ipoh, Malaya (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
  • 1916 (Rebert) R. H. Harris, American gospel singer (The Soul Stirrers), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Johnny Guarnieri, American stride and jazz stride pianist, and harpsichordist (The Gramercy Five; The Morey Amsterdam Show), born in New York City (d. 1985)
  • 1917 Kenneth Tobey, American actor (The Thing from Another World, Innerspace, Whirlybirds), born in Oakland, California (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Patricia Burke, English actress (Forbidden), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1918 (Granville) "Stick" McGhee, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1961)
  • 1919 Carl Graffunder, American mid-century modernist architect in Minnesota, born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Michael Lyne, British Air Vice-Marshal (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Geoffrey Bush, British organist, pianist, composer, and educator, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Jimmy Edwards, British comedy writer and actor (Take It From Here, Whack-O!), born in Barnes, Surrey, England (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese Baseball HOF first baseman (JBL MVP 1941, 51, 55 Tokyo Kyojin/Yomiuri Giants) and manager (11×Japan Series C'ship; Yomiuri Giants), born in Hitoyoshi, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Donald Campbell, English boat and land racer (world land and water records 1964; only person to complete in same year), born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 1967)
  • 1921 Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • 1921 Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer
  • 1922 Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
  • 1922 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Abderrahim Bouabid, Moroccan politician (Socialist Union of Popular Forces) and an opponent of French Imperialism and King Hassan II, born in Salé, Morocco (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Arnie Weinmeister, Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53; NY Yankees, NY Giants; BC Lions), born in Rhein, Saskatchewan (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (liquid paper), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1924 Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • 1925 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • 1925 David McNee, Scottish law enforcement officer (City of Glasgow/Strathclyde Police Chief Constable, 1971-77; Metropolitan Police Commissioner, 1977-82), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1925 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Johnny Logan, American baseball shortstop (World Series 1957 Boston / Milwaukee Braves; MLB All Star 1955, 57, 58, 59²), born in Endicott, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Martha Wright [Wiederrecht;], American stage, concert and radio singer and actress (South Pacific; The Sound Of Music), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Osvaldo Lacerda, Brazilian composer (Piratininga), and music professor, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Albert H Crews, American chemical and aeronautical engineer and USAF astronaut (X-20 Dyna-Soar program), born in El Dorado, Arkansas
  • 1929 Gerrit den Braber, Dutch songwriter and lyricist (Ring-dinge-ding; I See a Star), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • 1929 James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Rafael Chimishkyan, Georgian weightlifter (Olympic gold USSR 60kg 1952; World C'ship gold 60kg 1954, 55), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2022)

Roger Bannister (1929-2018)

English athlete (first sub-4-minute mile, 3:59.4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford 1954), born in Harrow, England

  • 1931 Norman F. Lent, American politician (Rep-R-NY, 1971- 93), born in Oceanside, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Yevgeni Grishin, Russian speed skater (4 Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tula, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932 Louisiana Red [Iverson Minter], American blues guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Sweet Blood Call"), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • 1933 Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • 1933 Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1956; World C'ship gold 1953-56), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1933 Monique van Vooren, Belgian actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • 1933 Norman Bailey, British operatic bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman), in Birmingham, England
  • 1933 Norman Yemm, Australian actor (Oklahoma!), born in Elsternwick, Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
  • 1934 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor, born in Montréal, Québec (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • 1934 Mark Rydell, American actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Teresa Proccacini, Italian organist and composer (Clown Music), born in Cerignola, Italy
  • 1935 Barry Cryer, British comic, writer (The Kenny Everett Show; Ross Abbot; The Two Ronnies), and actor (All You Need Is Cash), born in Leeds, England (d. 2022)
  • 1935 Desmond Pitcher, British businessman and CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation), born in Liverpool, England

Craig Breedlove (1937-2023)

American auto racer (5 x world land speed record holder; first to reach 500mph (800km/h) and 600mph (970km/h), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1937 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German pianist, conductor, composer (The Silence of John of Nepomuk; Where year and day don't count), and clergyman, born in Trier, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1937 Robert Cage, American blues guitarist (From Lake Mary), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Robert Gallo, American physician
  • 1937 Tony Burton, American boxer, and actor (Rocky films), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Bertie Auld, Scottish soccer midfielder (3 caps; Celtic, Birmingham City) and manager (Partick Thistle, Hibernian, Hamilton Academical), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1938 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Dave Pike, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
  • 1938 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • 1939 (Peter) "Pepe" Lienhard, Swiss saxophonist, bandleader and entertainer, born in Lenzburg, Switzerland
  • 1939 Bert Berdis, American comedian (Tim Conway Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Boris Tischenko, Russian-Soviet pianist and composer, born in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2010)
  • 1940 Brian Hastings, cricketer (NZ batsman in 70's)
  • 1940 Luis Gasca, American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1941 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • 1942 Jimmy Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1942 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • 1943 Gail Goodrich, NBA star (Lakers, Suns)
  • 1943 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Mohammad al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite cleric and leader who called for government reform, born in al-Kazimiya, Iraq (d. 1999) [1]
  • 1943 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish Sami writer (The Sun, My Father) and musician, born in Enontekiö, Finland (d. 2001)
  • 1944 George Scott, MLB first baseman, 1966-79 (Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 other teams), born in Greenville, Mississippi, (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Michael Nyman, British pianist and composer (Mesmer; Carrington; The Piano), born in Stratford, London
  • 1944 Ric Ocasek [Otcasek], American songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer (The Cars - "Best Friend's Girl"; "Shake It Up"; "You Are The Girl"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)
  • 1945 David Grisman, American folk-bluegrass-jazz fusion mandolin player (Old And In The Way; Jerry Garcia), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1945 Franco Battiato, Italian pop, rock, and new wave singer, songwriter (“La Voce del Padrone” (“The Master’s Voice”), and filmmaker ("Lost Love"), born in Jonia, Sicily. Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Krasnodar Rora, Croatian soccer midfielder (5 caps Yugoslavia; Dinamo Zagreb, Standard Liège) and manager (Šibenik), born in Vis, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool
  • 1947 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
  • 1947 Ray Phiri, South African jazz and mbaqanga guitarist (Paul Simon), born near Nelspruit, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Terry Alexander, African-American actor (Day of the Dead, One Life to Live), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 David Olney, American folk singer-songwriter, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Wasim Bari, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1949 Karen English, American politician (Rep-D-Arizona 1993-5), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1949 Roland Lee, American Watercolor Artist
  • 1950 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • 1950 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • 1951 Karen Young, American disco singer ("Hot Shot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1951 Lis Howell, British broadcaster (director of programs GMTV), born in Liverpool. England
  • 1951 Phil Keaggy, American rock and contemporary Christian music acoustic and electric guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist (Glass Harp), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1952 Kim Stanley Robinson, American sci-fi author (Mars Trilogy), born in Waukegan, Illinois

Rex Tillerson (71 years old)

1952 American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-18), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

  • 1953 Bo Diaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)

Chaka Khan (70 years old)

1953 American singer and songwriter (Rufus; "I Am Every Woman"), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1954 Bobby Crush English cabaret pianist, songwriter, actor, and broadcaster, born in Leyton, England
  • 1954 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • 1955 Cindy Olavarri, Pleasant Hills California, cyclist (7-Eleven team)

Moses Malone (1955-2015)

Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA MVP 1979, 82-83; NBA Finals MVP 1983; 12 x NBA All Star; Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Petersburg, Virginia,

  • 1955 Petrea Burchard, American actress
  • 1956 José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician, president of the European Commission
  • 1956 Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
  • 1957 Amanda Plummer, American actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Robbie James, Welsh soccer midfielder (46 caps; Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City, Bradford City), born in Gorseinon, Wales (d. 1998)
  • 1957 Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957 Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1958 El Duce [Eldon Wayne Hoke], American singer and drummer (The Mentors), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1997)
  • 1958 Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • 1958 Serena Grandi [Fagioli], Italian actress (Miranda), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1959 Catherine Keener, American actress (Captain Philips, Get Out), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1959 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1997)
  • 1959 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1960 Louise Goffin, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and educator (WriteGirl), born in Brooklyn, NYC
  • 1960 Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • 1960 Terry Sweeney, American comedian and comedian (SNL), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961 Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
  • 1962 Steve Redgrave, British rower (5 Olympic gold medals 1984-2000) world's most successful male rower, born in Marlow
  • 1963 Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)