Famous Birthdays on May 8

  • 1326 Joan I, Countess of Auvergne, queen of France (1350-60) (d. 1360)
  • 1460 Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1486-1536), born in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1536)
  • 1492 Andrea Alciato, Italian lawyer and writer, born in Alzate Brianza, Milan, Italy (d. 1550)
  • 1521 Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1597)
  • 1527 Johann Walter, German composer, born in Kahla (d. 1570)
  • 1587 Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1630-37), born in Turin, Piedmont, Savoy (d. 1637)
  • 1592 Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems), born in Romford, Essex (d. 1644)
  • 1622 Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1698)
  • 1629 Niels Juel, Danish-Norwegian admiral, born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1697)
  • 1632 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, born in Mierzęcin, Poland (d. 1706)
  • 1641 Nicolaas Witsen, Dutch statesman and mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1717)
  • 1653 Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • 1670 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
  • 1673 Johann Valentin Eckelt, German composer, born in Werningshausen, Germany (d. 1732)
  • 1703 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, born in Görlitz (d. 1755)
  • 1720 William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 5th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1756-57), born in Hardwicke, England (d. 1764)
  • 1735 Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter, born in London (d. 1811)

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon (1737-1794)

English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), born in Putney, England

  • 1738 Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal, born in Russian Empire (d. 1809)
  • 1742 Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz [Jan Křtitel Krumpholtz], Czech-French harpist and composer, born in Budenice, Zlonice, Czech Republic (d. 1790)
  • 1745 Carl Philipp Stamitz, German composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1801)
  • 1750 Elias Mann, American composer, born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1753 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Spanish Catholic priest, and leader of Mexican independence, born in Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Viceroyalty of New Spain (d. 1811)

Phillis WheatleyPhillis Wheatley (1753-1784)

American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman, born in West Africa

  • 1763 Johannes Goldberg, Dutch politician and civil servant (undertook 1st economic survey of Batavian Republic) (d. 1828)
  • 1778 Johann Baptist Gansbacher, Austrian composer, born in Sterzing, Tyrol, Italy (d. 1844)
  • 1786 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, and eventual saint, born in Dardilly, Lyonnais, Kingdom of France (d. 1859)
  • 1786 Thomas Hancock, British engineer, founded British rubber industry, born in Malborough, Wilshire (d. 1865)
  • 1803 Joseph Napoleon Ney, French politician, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1806 Johann Friedrich Kittl, Czech composer, born in Orlík, Bohemia (d. 1868)
  • 1810 James Cooper, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Frederick County, Maryland (d. 1863)
  • 1814 Mikhail Bakunin, Russian revolutionary anarchist, born in Pryamukhino, Tver Governorate of the Russian Empire (d. 1876)
  • 1815 Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1888)
  • 1821 William Henry Vanderbilt, American businessman, member of the Vanderbilt family, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1885)
  • 1824 William Walker, American physician and president of Nicaragua (1856-57), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1860)
  • 1825 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1898)
  • 1828 Henri Dunant, Swiss humanitarian, Founder of Red Cross (Nobel 1901), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1910)
  • 1828 Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese Maronite monk, born in Bekaa Kafra, North Governorate, Lebanon (d. 1898)
  • 1829 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1869)
  • 1833 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1903)
  • 1836 Bryan Morel Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Milledgeville, Georgia (d. 1905)
  • 1839 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist ("O! Canada"), born in Saint-Placide, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • 1839 Francis Warre-Cornish, English scholar and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1842 Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • 1844 Hermann Gradener, German composer, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1846 Oscar Hammerstein, German opera and playwright (Kohinoor), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Ross Barnes, American baseball infielder (3×NA/NL batting champion 1872, 73, 76; 4×NA/NL runs scored leader; 4×NA/NL hits leader; Boston Red Stockings), born in Mount Morris, New York (d. 1915)
  • 1853 Dan Brouthers, American Baseball HOF first baseman (first great MLB slugger; 4×NL batting champion; Buffalo Bisons, Detroit Wolverines, Boston Beaneaters, Brooklyn Grooms), born in Sylvan Lake, New York (d. 1932)
  • 1855 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1911)
  • 1857 Frederik "Frits" Tartaud, Dutch actor and husband of Dutch actress Alida Klein, born in the Netherlands (d. 1946)
  • 1858 John Meade Falkner, English novelist (Moonfleet), born in Manningford, England (d. 1932)
  • 1859 Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)
  • 1873 Henry Leveson-Gower, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Surrey CCC, Oxford University CC), born in Titsey Place, Surrey, England (d. 1954)
  • 1882 Philips Christiaan Visser, Dutch explorer and diplomat (Karakoram mountains), born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1955)

Harry TrumanHarry Truman (1884-1972)

33rd US President (Democrat: 1945-53), born in Lamar, Missouri

  • 1886 Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1893 Edd Roush, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1919; NL batting champion 1917, 19; Cincinnati Reds), born in Oakland City, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • 1893 Francis Ouimet, American golfer (US Open 1913, US Amateur 1914, 31), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1893 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster (BBC) and rugby union player (captain Harlequin RFC), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Edmund Wilson, American literary critic and writer (Patriotic Gore), born in Red Bank, New Jersey (d. 1972)
  • 1895 Fulton J. Sheen, America bishop (Life is Worth Living), born in El Paso, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1895 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • 1895 Joselito [José Gómez Ortega], Spanish matador (bullfighter) prodigy, born in Gelves, Spain (d. 1920)
  • 1898 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1996)
  • 1899 Arthur Q Bryan, American voice actor, comedian and radio personality (Beulah, The Devil Bat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1899 Friedrich August von Hayek, Austrian-British economist (Road to Serfdom, 1974 Nobel Prize for Economics ), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1992) [1]
  • 1899 Frits van Hall, Dutch sculptor (Monument Indië-Nederland (originally known as Van Heutsz monument), 1935), and WWII resistance fighter, born near Semarang, Dutch East Indies (d. 1945)
  • 1901 Turkey Stearnes, American Baseball HOF outfielder (5 × NgL All-Star; 2 × Negro NL batting champion; KC Monarchs, Chicago American Giants), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Andre Michel Lwoff, French physiologist (1965 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis), born in Ainay-le-Château, France (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Milford "Curly" Page, New Zealand cricket batsman & captain (14 Tests, 1 x 100, 2x 50, 5 wickets) and rugby union halfback (Canterbury RU), born in Lyttelton, New Zealand (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1971)
  • 1904 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1905 (Ernest) "Red" Nichols, American jazz cornetist, composer and jazz bandleader (His Five Pennies - "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider"; "Bugler's Lament"), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1965) [1]
  • 1905 Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2000)
  • 1906 David Van Vactor, American classical composer (Chaconne), born in Plymouth, Indiana (d. 1994)

Roberto RosselliniRoberto Rossellini (1906-1977)

Italian film director (General della Rovere, Open City), born in Rome, Italy

  • 1907 Arturo de Córdova [Arturo García Rodríguez], Mexican actor (Medal for Benny), born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1908 Laura Liddell, English actress (Shakespeare Wallah), born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist and composer (Zodiac Suite), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1981)

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson (1911-1938)

American blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi

  • 1912 George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Gertrud Fussenegger, Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende), born in Pilsen, Austria-HUngary (d. 2009)
  • 1913 Sid James [Solomon Joel Cohen], South African-born British character and comedy actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Romain Gary, Polish writer (d. 1980)
  • 1915 John Archer [Ralph Bowman], American actor (Destination: Moon, White Heat, Blue Hawaii), born in Osceola, Nebraska (d. 1999)
  • 1916 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • 1916 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Nan Wynn [Masha Vatz], American radio and big-band singer (Rudy Vallée; Teddy Wilson), actress, and singing voice for Rita Hayworth, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1971) [1]
  • 1919 Leon Festinger, American psychologist, born in New York (d. 1989)
  • 1919 Lex Barker, American actor (Tarzan of the Apes; Treasure of the Silver Lake), born in Rye, New York (d. 1973)

Mordecai AnielewiczMordecai Anielewicz (1919-1943)

Jewish commander of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, born in Wyszków, Second Polish Republic

  • 1919 Soltan Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer and People's Artist of the USSR, born in Shusha, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (d. 1974)
  • 1920 Maurice Cranston, English philosopher and political scientist (John Locke biographies), born in Harringay, England (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Sloan Wilson, American novelist ("The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"; "A Summer Place"), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, born in Helsinki (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Graham Leonard, Bishop of London, most senior Anglican to convert to Catholicism since the reformation (d. 2010)
  • 1924 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, born off Tristan da Cunha (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Ali Hassan Mwinyi, 2nd President of Tanzania (1985-1995) and the 3rd President of Zanzibar (1984-85), born in Kivure, Pwani Region, British Tanganyika
  • 1925 Bettina Graziani [Simone Bodin] French model, one of the first supermodels, born in Normandy, France (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle, Scottish judge and advocate, born in Edinburgh (d. 2007)

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough (97 years old)

1926 English naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" and "Our Planet" series), born in London, England

  • 1926 Don Rickles, American comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Erico Menczer, Italian cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda), born in Fiume, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Ian Denholm, Scottish shipping CEO (Murray Investment Trust), born in Kilmacolm, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Philip Wilkinson, British bank executive (National Westminster Bank) (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Larry Levine, American sound engineer (Phil Spector's wall of sound; Herb Alpert; Beach Boys), born in New York City (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Theodore Sorenson, American presidential advisor to JFK and author (Kennedy), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 2010)
  • 1928 William Jay Sydeman, American avant-garde composer, born in New York City (d. 2021)
  • 1929 Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician (task force on Quebec health care), born in Quebec City (d. 2020)
  • 1929 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Otaru, Japan (d. 2007)
  • 1929 V. N. M. Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
  • 1930 Alex Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices, born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Doug Atkins, American College/Pro Football HOF defensive end (Uni of Tennessee; NFL C'ship 1954, 63; First-team All-Pro 1963; 8×Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, NO Saints), born in Humbolt Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Gary Snyder, American beat poet (Turtle Island - Pulitzer Prize, 1975; Rip Rap and Cold Mountain Poems), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1930 Heather Harper, Northern Irish operatic soprano (Britten's War Requiem), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Charles M. Wilson, Canadian organist and composer (The Angels Of The Earth), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Phyllida Law, Scottish actress (Much Ado About Nothing, The Time Machine), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1934 Leonard Hoffmann, South African-British high court judge, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1934 Maurice Norman, English soccer centre half (23 caps; Norwich City, Tottenham Hotspur), born in Mulbarton, England (d. 2022)
  • 1934 Roger Kendrick, British governor (Dartmoor Prison) (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Jack Charlton, English soccer defender (35 caps; World Cup 1966; Leeds United) and manager (Middlesborough, Sheffield Wed, Newcastle, Rep of Ireland), born in Ashington, England (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Salome Jens, American actress (From Here to Eternity), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1935 Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)
  • 1936 James R. Thompson, American politician (longest serving Governor of Illinois, 1977-91), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)
  • 1937 Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian politician
  • 1937 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
  • 1937 Dennis DeConcini, American politician (Sen-D-AZ, 1977-95), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1937 Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
  • 1937 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1967, 70, 71, 74; World Series 1964, 70; AL Cy Young Award 1969; Baltimore Orioles), born in Santa Clara, Cuba (d. 2010)
  • 1937 Thomas Pynchon, American novelist (V, Gravity's Rainbow), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1938 - Algerian-French Catholic Bishop of Oran (murdered by Islamic extremists in Algeria, born in Bab El Oued, Algeria (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Javed Burki, Pakistani cricket batsman (25 Tests, 3 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 140; Oxford University CC), born in Meerut, India
  • 1938 Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), born in Val-de-Marne, French (d. 2012)
  • 1939 János Göröcs, Hungarian soccer midfielder (62 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, Tatabányai Bányász), born in Gánt, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • 1939 Paul Drayton, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1964), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1940 (Cathryn) "Toni" Tennille, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together") and female Beach Boy, born in Montgomery, Alabama

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson (1940-1985)

American pop-rock star ("Hello Mary Lou"; "It's Late"; "Garden Party") and actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Teaneck, New Jersey

  • 1940 Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician (Attorney General of Canada 2003-6), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940 James Blyth, Baron Blyth of Rowington, British businessman (CEO of Boots)

Peter BenchleyPeter Benchley (1940-2006)

American novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York

  • 1941 James A. Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Jim Mitchum, American actor (Blackout; Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941 John Fred [Gourrier], American pop singer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [some sources cite May 18]
  • 1941 Maurice Lindsay, British sports administrator (chairman Preston North End FC, Wigan Warriors RLFC; CEO RFL 1992-99), born in Horwich, England (d. 2022)
  • 1942 (Euclid) Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood, American rock saxophonist and vocalist (Mothers Of Invention), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • 1942 Benoît Dauga, French rugby union lock, #8 (63 caps; Stade Montois), born in Montgaillard, Landes, France (d. 2022)
  • 1942 Norman Lamont, British politician, (Chancellor of Exchequer), born in Lerwick, Shetland
  • 1942 Robin Hobbs, English cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 12 wickets; Essex CCC, Glamorgan CCC), born in Chippenham, England
  • 1942 Terry Neill, Northern Irish soccer defender (59 caps; Arsenal, Hull City FC) and manager (Hull City FC, Tottenham, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2022)
  • 1943 Danny Whitten, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Crazy Horse; Rod Stewart - "I Don't Want To Talk About It"), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1972)
  • 1943 Paul Samwell-Smith, British blues-rock bassist, and record producer (The Yardbirds, 1963-66 "For Your Love"), born in Richmond, Surrey, England
  • 1944 Bill Legend [Fifield], British musician and rock drummer (T. Rex), born in Barking, Essex
  • 1944 Dorothy Combs (Morrison), American gospel, session and touring singer (Edwin Hawkins Singers - "Oh Happy Day"; The Combs Sisters; Blues Broads), born in Longview, Texas

Gary GlitterGary Glitter (79 years old)

1944 British glam rocker (Rock and Roll, Parts 1 and 2), and convicted sex offender, born in Banbury, England

  • 1945 Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, Dutch jurist (Holland's secret service)
  • 1945 Keith Jarrett, American jazz and classical pianist and composer (The Köln Concert), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 André Boulerice, Quebec politician and gay rights activist, born in Joliette, Quebec
  • 1947 Felicity Lott, British lyric and operatic soprano (We Come To The River), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1947 H. Robert Horvitz, American biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002 for"genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Phil Sawyer, English rocker (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • 1948 Don "Red" Young, American session, touring keyboard and piano player, band leader, and jazz Hammond B3 organist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948 John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • 1948 Maurizio Nichetti, Italian screenwriter, director and actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1948 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • 1950 Pierre de Meuron, Swiss architect (Herzog and de Meuron - Tate Modern), born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1951 Chris Frantz, American rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • 1951 Deborah Harmon, American actress (Ted Knight Show; M*A*S*H; Just the 10 of Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Mike D'Antoni, American basketball coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2005, 17; Houston Rockets; LA Lakers, NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns), born in Mullens, West Virginia
  • 1951 Philip Bailey, American R&B and pop singer (Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"; solo - "Easy Lover"), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1952 Beth Henley, American actress and playwright (Miss Firecracker), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1952 Charles J. Camarda, American astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Peter McNab, Canadian ice hockey center (Boston Bruins and 3 other teams) and broadcaster (New Jersey Devils, 1987-95; Colorado Avalanche, 1995-2022), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2022)
  • 1953 Alex Van Halen, Dutch-American rock drummer (Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher"), born in Amsterdam The Netherlands,
  • 1953 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer, born in Kolding, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • 1953 Billy Burnette, American rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-95), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953 Devi Shetty, Indian surgeon and health entrepreneur (Narayana Health), born in Dakshina Kannada, India
  • 1954 David Keith, American actor (Back Roads, Firestarter), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)

Bill CowherBill Cowher (66 years old)

1957 American Pro Football HOF coach (Super Bowl 2005; NFL Coach of the Year 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

  • 1957 Deana Deardurff, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley relay 1972), born in Wyoming, Ohio
  • 1957 Eddie Butler, Welsh rugby union #8 (16 caps; Cambridge University RFC, Pontypool RFC), journalist (The Observer Sport, The Guardian) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Newport, Wales (d. 2022)
  • 1957 Jeff Wincott, Canadian actor (Night Heat), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1958 Lovie Smith, American football coach (NFL Coach of the Year 2005 Chicago Bears; TB Buccaneers, Houston Texans; Uni of Illinois), born in Gladewater, Texas
  • 1959 Ronnie Lott, College and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back (10-time NFL Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1981, 84, 88-89; SF 49ers), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1960 Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella - "Heartbreak Station"; "Nobody's Fool"), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • 1960 Franco Baresi, Italian soccer defender (81 caps; AC Milan 532 games), born in Travagliato, Italy
  • 1961 Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1961 Bill de Blasio, American politician and NYC Mayor (2014-21), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1961 David Winning, Canadian film director
  • 1963 Clemens Lothaller, Austrian physician cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1963 Izabela Kloc, Polish politician, born in Mikołów, Poland
  • 1963 Robin Jarvis, British young adult fiction, and fantasy writer (The Witching Legacy), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1963 Terry Christian, British writer, radio and television presenter, born in Old Trafford, Lancashire, England
  • 1964 Cheryl Richardson, American actress (Jennie-General Hospital), born in Palo Alto, California