Famous Birthdays on March 26

  • 1479 Vasili III of Russia, Great Prince of Moscow (1505-33), son of Ivan III (d. 1533)
  • 1516 Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician and naturalist, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1565)
  • 1554 Charles, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader, born in Alençon, France (d. 1611)
  • 1671 Giacomo Cesare Predieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Papal States (now Italy) (d. 1753)
  • 1684 Johann Graf, German composer, born in Nürnberg (d. 1750)
  • 1698 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist, born in Helvíkovice, Bohemia (d. 1765)
  • 1717 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, Spanish theorist and composer, born in Las Herencias, Toledo, Spain (d. 1779)
  • 1749 William Blount, American statesman and signer of the United States Constitution, born in Windsor, North Carolina (d. 1800)
  • 1753 Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (Royal Institution of Great Britain), born in Woburn, Massachusetts (d. 1814)
  • 1773 Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician, astronomer and author (Marine Sextant), born in Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1838)
  • 1783 Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer and clergyman, born in Hahnbach, Bavaria (d. 1852)
  • 1794 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter and designer who figured importantly in the German Nazarene movement, born in Leipzig, Saxony (d. 1872)
  • 1806 Josef Slavik, Czech composer, born in Jince, Czech Republic (d. 1833)
  • 1813 Thomas West Sherman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1879)
  • 1817 Herman Haupt, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1905)
  • 1819 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, Portuguese composer, born in Lamego, Portugal (d. 1855)
  • 1819 Louise Otto-Peters, German suffragist, women's rights movement activist and author (The Wandering Star), born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1821 Ernst Engel, German statistician and economist (Law of Engel), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1827 Emanuel Kania, Polish composer, born in Uszyce, Poland (d. 1887)
  • 1830 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar, poet and writer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • 1830 John Rogers Thomas, American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1896)
  • 1833 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1840 Carli Zoeller, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1889)
  • 1840 George Smith, English archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1849 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests; 7 wickets), born in Emu Plains, Australia (d. 1921)
  • 1850 Edward Bellamy, American author (Looking Backward) and socialist, born in Chicopee, Massachusetts (d. 1898)
  • 1854 Braulio Dueno Colon, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1934)
  • 1856 David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda, Welsh coal-mining entrepreneur, born in Ysgyborwen, Wales (d. 1918)
  • 1859 A. E. Housman, English poet (A Shropshire Lad), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1936)
  • 1859 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1919)
  • 1859 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1868 Fuʾād I [Aḥmad Fuʾād Pasha], King of Egypt (1922-36), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1936)
  • 1871 Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii, born in Kukui‘ula, Kōloa, Kauaʻi, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • 1873 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), born in London, England (d. 1934)
  • 1874 Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer, born in Tábor, Czech Republic (d. 1930)

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California

Syngman Rhee (1875-1965)

1st President of South Korea (1948-60), born in Haeju, North Korea

  • 1876 Prince William of Wied, Prince of Albania (1914-25), born in Neuwied, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Othmar Ammann, Swiss-American bridge engineer (George Washington Bridge; Walt Whitman Bridge; Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge), born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland (d. 1965)
  • 1880 Duncan Hines, American restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1881 Guccio Gucci, Italian founder of Gucci fashion house, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1953)
  • 1882 Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist, member of the Swiss Federal Council, born in Grenchen, Switzerland (d. 1940)
  • 1884 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein Competition winner, 1905), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1885 Julius Harrison, British composer and conductor (Bredon Hill), born in Stourport, Worcestershire (d. 1963)
  • 1885 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer and the founder of Blackburn Aircraft, born in Kirkstall, Leeds (d. 1955)
  • 1886 Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse who helped POWs in Siberia, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (d. 1948)
  • 1889 Václav Kaprál, Czech composer, pianist, and pedagogue, born in Určice (d. 1947)
  • 1890 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer, born in Lier (d. 1919)
  • 1893 James B. Conant, American chemist and President of Harvard University, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1978)

Palmiro Togliatti (1893-1964)

Italian politician and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Italy (1926-34, 1938-64), born in Genoa, Italy

  • 1894 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian operatic soprano, the favorite of Richard Strauss, born in Czernowitz, Duchy of Bukovina, Austrian Empire (now Chernivtsi, Ukraine) (d. 1985)
  • 1894 Will Wright, American actor (Adam's Rib, Living Christ Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1962)
  • 1896 Richard Flury, Swiss composer, born in Biberist, Switzerland (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Rudolf Dassler, German entrepreneur (founder sportswear company Puma), born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Charles Shadwell, British conductor, bandleader, and founder of the Cambridge Concert Orchestra, born in Pershore, Worcestershire (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Renzo Massarani, Italian-Brazilian composer and music critic, born in Mantova, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1899 James B. Connant, American chemist, President of Harvard and diplomat, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1899 William Baines, English composer, born in Hornbury, England (d. 1922)
  • 1900 Isadore Freed, Russian American composer, born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia (d. 1960)
  • 1902 Leslie Melville, Australian economist and public servant who helped develop the country's central banking system, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2002)
  • 1904 Emilio Fernandez, Mexican director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), born in El Seco Mexico (d. 1986)
  • 1904 Hermann Schroeder, German composer, born in Bernkastel, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1904 Joseph Campbell, American professor of comparative mythology (Mythic Image), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • 1905 Pablo Garrido, Chilean composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning) and founder of logotherapy, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Leigh Harline, American composer and conductor, born in Salt Lake City (d. 1969)
  • 1907 Louis Saguer, German born French composer (Lili Merveille), born in Charlottenburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and freedom fighter, born in Farrukhabad, British India (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Betty MacDonald [nee Bard], American humor writer (The Egg and I), in Boulder, Colorado (d. 1958)
  • 1908 Hank Sylvern [Henry Silverstein], American organist, radio and television theme composer and musical director (Suspense; Jane Froman's USA Canteen; The Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1908 Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931, 1936 runner-up), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Kenneth Mellanby, English entomologist (scabies) (d. 1993)
  • 1909 (Christiaan) "Chris" Reumer, Dutch operatic tenor, born in Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Abe Bolar, American double bass player (Oklahoma City Blue Devils; Hot Lips Page; Count Basie), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 1911 Bernard Katz, German-born Australian biophysicist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1970), born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 2003)
  • 1911 T. Hee, American animator (Dance of the Hours - Fantasia), born in Oklahoma (d. 1988)

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)

American playwright (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi

  • 1913 Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Ian McGeoch, Scottish Vice-Admiral with Royal Navy (submarine HMS Splendid WWII), born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Ray Robinson, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; NSW, South Australia, Otago), born in Stockton, Australia (d. 1965)
  • 1914 Toru Kumon, Japanese mathematics educator (Kumon Institute of Education,), born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan (d. 1995)

William Westmoreland (1914-2005)

American general and commander of American forces in the Vietnam War between 1964-68, born in Saxon, South Carolina

  • 1915 Flip Phillips [Joseph Filippelli], American jazz and swing tenor saxophonist and clarinet player (Jazz at the Philharmonic: Woody Herman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Bill Edrich, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 6 x 100, HS 219no, 41 wickets; MCC, Middlesex CCC), born in Lingwood, England (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Christian B. Anfinsen, American chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972), born in Monessen, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Mort Abrahams, American producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes), born in New York (d. 2009)
  • 1916 Sterling Hayden, American actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra), born in Upper Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Vic Schoen, American arranger, composer, and orchestra leader (The Andrews Sisters: Dinah Shore; Patti Page), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Ed Peck, American character actor (Zoot Suit; Bullitt; Happy Days - "Officer Kirk"}, born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • 1917 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American R&B musician (Do the Funky Chicken), born in Cayce, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)

Strother Martin (1919-1980)

American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana

  • 1920 George Brown Jr, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73-99), born in Holtsville, California (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • 1921 George Jefferson, British CEO (British Telecom)
  • 1921 Joe Loco [José Esteves, Jr], American Latin jazz pianist and arranger, born in New York City (d. 1988) [some sources give day as 27th]
  • 1922 Oscar Sala, Italian-born Brazilian nuclear physicist, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1922 William Milliken, American politician, longest serving Governor of Michigan (1969-83), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • 1923 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Clifton Williams, American composer (The Ramparts; Sinfonians), born in Traskwood, Arkansas (d. 1976)
  • 1923 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Brew Moore [Milton Aubrey Moore], American jazz saxophonist, born in Indianola, Mississippi (d. 1973)
  • 1925 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), born in St-Ignace-du-Lac, Maskinongé, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Claudio Spies, Chilean American composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2020)
  • 1925 James Moody, American Grammy Award-winning bebop jazz saxophonist, flutist, and orchestra leader, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Maqsood Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56), born in Amritsar, British India (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Pierre Boulez, French composer and conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Ted Graham, Lord Graham of Edmonton, English politician, House of Lords (chief opposition whip), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 2020)
  • 1928 Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • 1928 G. Harry Stine, American science fiction writer (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Maurice Simon, American jazz saxophonist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Cristóbal Halffter, Spanish conductor, and composer (Yes, speak out, yes; Lazarus), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2021)
  • 1930 Gregory Corso, American beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man), born in New York City (d. 2001)

Sandra Day O'Connor (93 years old)

1930 American 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- 2006), born in El Paso, Texas

  • 1931 Charles Stepney, American pianist, arranger, and record producer (Chess Records; Minnie Riperton; Ramsey Lewis; Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)

Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

American actor (Star Trek - "Spock"'; Mission Impossible, 1969-71), and director (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Three Men and a Baby), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1932 Al Bianchi, American basketball guard, coach and general manager (Philadelphia 76ers, Virginia Squires; GM NY Knicks), born in Queens, NY (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Dick Nolan, American NFL football coach (San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Alan Arkin, American Tony and Academy Award-winning actor (The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; Wait Until Dark; Catch-22; The In-Laws; Little Miss Sunshine), and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2023) [1]
  • 1934 Gino Cappelletti, American football running back (AFL All-Star 1961, 63-66; AFL MVP 1964; Boston Patriots), born in Keewatin, Minnesota (d. 2022)

Mahmoud Abbas (88 years old)

1935 2nd President of the Palestine National Authority (2005-present), born in Safed, Mandatory Palestine

  • 1936 Éder Jofre, Brazilian boxer (WBA, WBC & The Ring Bantamweight, WBC Featherweight titles; International Boxing HOF), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2022)
  • 1936 Erich Urbanner, Austrian composer and educator, born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1936 Fred Parris, American doo-wop singer and songwriter (The Five Satins - "In The Still Of The Night"), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2022)
  • 1936 Pierre Kerkhoffs, Dutch soccer striker (5 caps; SC Enschede, PSV, Lausanne Sport), born in Geleen, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Barbara Pearl Jones, American 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Wayne Embry, American Basketball HOF center (5 x NBA All Star; NBA C'ship 1968 Boston Celtics) and executive (NBA Executive of the Year 1992 Cleveland Cavaliers, 1998 Toronto Raptors), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1938 Anthony James Leggett, English physicist, (Nobel Prize for Physics 2013 for superfluidity), born in London, England
  • 1938 Johnny Roe, Irish jockey (9 x Irish flat racing Champion Jockey; National Stakes 1971; 1000 Guineas Stakes 1975), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Colin Webb, British fleet street editor and journalist (Press Association) (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Jonathan Tod, British Vice-Admiral (Royal Navy)
  • 1939 Phillip R. Allen, American stage and screen actor (Hardy Boys Mysteries - "Harry"; Star Trek III - "Captain Esteban"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Stuart Sutherland, British psychologist, educator (Sussex University), and writer (Breakdown) (d. 1998)
  • 1940 Braulio Baeza, American jockey, 1st Latin American to win Kentucky Derby (National Horse Racing Hall of Fame), born in Panama City

James Caan (1940-2022)

American actor (Brian's Song; The Godfather; Rollerball; Misery; Elf), born in The Bronx, New York

Nancy Pelosi (83 years old)

1940 American politician (Rep-D-California 1987-), 1st female Speaker of the House (2007-11, 2019-), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1940 Rod Lauren, American rocker (If I Had a Girl), born in Fresno, California (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Barclay Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NHL All-Star 1970, 71, 73, 74 St. Louis Blues) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1977-83), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1941 Bob Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (St. Louis Blues 1969-77) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1992), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1941 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist (The God Delusion), born in Nairobi, Kenya Colony
  • 1941 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician, born in Lévis, Quebec
  • 1942 Erica Jong [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York

Bob Woodward (80 years old)

1943 American author and investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes), born in Geneva Illinois

Diana Ross (79 years old)

1944 American singer (The Supremes - "Stop! In The Name Of Love"; "You Can't Hurry Love"; "I Hear A Symphony"), and actress (Lady Sings Blues; Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1945 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1946 John Harries, British atmospheric physicist (provided 1st direct observational evidence of carbon dioxide increase - greenhouse effect), born in Sedgefield, England (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1946 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1947 Dar Robinson, American stuntman, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
  • 1948 Kyung-Wha Chung, Korean violinist (Chung Sisters), born in Seoul, Korea
  • 1948 Nash the Slash [Jeff Plewman], Canadian progressive rock electric violinist, mandolin player, keyboardist and composer (FM), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Richard Tandy, British rock bassist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England

Steven Tyler (75 years old)

1948 American rock vocalist (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"; "Dude Looks Like A Lady"), born in New York City

  • 1949 Baroness Hayman [Helene Hayman], British politician (Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, 2006-11), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • 1949 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), born in Santander, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Patrick Süskind, German novelist and screenwriter ("Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"), born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • 1949 Rudi Koertzen, South African cricket umpire (Tests 108 1992-2010; ODIs 209; T20Is 14), born in Knysna, South Africa (d. 2022)
  • 1949 Vicki Lawrence, American television actress (The Carol Burnett Show; Mama's Family), and singer ("The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1950 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future films; Forrest Gump, Cosmos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Ernest Thomas, American actor (What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1950 Graham Barlow, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)

Martin Short (73 years old)

1950 Canadian comedian (SNL; SCTV; 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1950 Theodore "Teddy" Pendergrass, American singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1950 Tony Papenfuss, American actor (Newhart - "Daryl"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1952 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • 1952 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver, born in Villecresnes, France (d. 1987)
  • 1952 John Batdorf. American singer-songwriter (Silver - "Wham Bam"), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1952 Monte Yoho, American Southern rock drummer (The Outlaws, 1969-79, 2005–2021), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1953 Billy Lyall, Scottish rock keyboardist (Bay City Rollers, 1969-71; Pilot, 1973-76; Alan Parsons Project - Irobot), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1989)
  • 1953 Elaine Chao, American politician (U.S. Secretary of Transportaion, 2017-21; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 2001-2009), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1953 Lincoln Chafee, American politician (Governor of Rhode Island, 2011-15; US Senator (R) - Rhode Island, 1999-2007), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1953 Michael Bonagura, American country singer (Baille & Boys - "Oh Heart"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1953 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1953 Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (d. 2002)
  • 1954 Curtis Sliwa, American activist, founder of the Guardian Angels, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Dorothy Porter, Australian poet (The Monkey's Mask), librettist, (The Eternity Man), and lyricist (The Fiery Maze), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1954 Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1954 Piers Gardner, British human rights lawyer (British Institute of Intl & Comparative Law)
  • 1955 Dean Dillon, American country music singer (Chair), born in Lake City, Tennessee
  • 1956 Charly McClain, American country singer (Radio Heart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1956 Tatyana Kochergina, Ukrainian handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80 USSR), born in Ovidiopol, Ukraine
  • 1957 Leeza Gibbons, American TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza), born in Hartsville, South Carolina
  • 1957 Patrick Warren, American session and touring keyboardist (Michael Penn; Sam Philips; Bruce Springsteen), and Emmy Award-winning composer (True Detective), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1958 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer, born in Oxnard, California
  • 1959 Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent (Dateline NBC: To Catch A Predator, 2004-07), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Chris Whitten, British session drummer (Paul McCartney - "Flowers In The Dirt"; Edie Brickell; The Waterboys), born in England
  • 1960 Jennifer Grey, American actress (Dirty Dancing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Marcus Allen, American College/Pro Football HOF running back (Heisman Trophy 1981 USC; Super Bowl MVP 1984 LA Raiders; 6 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1982, 85; KC Chiefs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1961 Billy Warlock, American actor (Baywatch), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1961 Leigh Bowery, Australian performance artist and designer, born in Sunshine, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1961 William Hague, English politician, Secretary of State, Leader of the Opposition, born in Rotherham, England

John Stockton (61 years old)

1962 American NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1996), born in Spokane, Washington

  • 1962 Kevin Seitzer, MLB baseball infielder, 1986-97, 2X All-Star (Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 other teams), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1962 Richard Coles, Britiish synth-pop musician (Communards - "Don't Leave Me This Way"), now a Church of England priest, and BBC broadcaster, born in Northampton