On This Day

Famous Birthdays on November 19

  • 1462 Emperor Go-Kashiwabara, 104th Emperor of Japan (1500-26) (d. 1526)
  • 1563 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman, born in Penshurst, Kent, England (d. 1626)
  • 1597 Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress consort of Brandenburg as the wife of George William, born in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria (d. 1660)

Charles I

1600 Charles I, King of England (1625-49) who was executed by Parliament, born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland (d. 1649)

  • 1600 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War), born in Dokkum, Friesland, Netherlands (d. 1669)
  • 1607 Erasmus Quellinus II, Flemish painter and etcher, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1678)
  • 1617 Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (paintings of religious subjects), born in Paris (d. 1655)
  • 1700 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French clergyman and physicist (discovery of osmosis), born in Pimprez, Kingdom of France (d. 1770)
  • 1709 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyons, France (d. 1784)
  • 1711 Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scholar and poet, born in Mishaninskaya, Archangelgorod Governorate, Tsardom of Russia (d. 1765)
  • 1722 Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (invented percussion as a diagnostic technique), born in Graz, Duchy of Styria (d. 1809)
  • 1722 Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania, born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (d. 1810)
  • 1752 George Rogers Clark, American frontier military leader in Revolutionary War, born in Albemarle County, Virginia (d. 1818)
  • 1753 Stanislas Champein, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1830)
  • 1770 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1844)
  • 1796 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1875)
  • 1799 René Caillé, French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu, born in Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, Deux-Sèvres, France (d. 1838)
  • 1802 Solomon Foot, American politician (U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1851-66) and attorney, born in Cornwall, Vermont (d. 1866)
  • 1805 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat (built Suez Canal), born in Versailles, French Empire (d. 1894)
  • 1810 August Willich, Prussian-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Braunsberg, Province of East Prussia (d. 1878)
  • 1811 John Ancrum Winslow, American naval officer (Mexican–American War), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1873)
  • 1812 Karl Schwarz, German theologian, born in Wiek, Rügen, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1827 Isaac M. St. John, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1880)

James Garfield

1831 James A. Garfield, 20th US President (Republican: 1881), born in Moreland Hills, Ohio (d. 1881)

  • 1833 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans), born in Wiesbaden-Biebrich, German Confederation (d. 1911)
  • 1834 Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke), born in Frankfurt-on-Oder, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1924)
  • 1835 Fitzhugh Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army) and 40th Governor of Virginia, born in Fairfax County, Virginia (d. 1905)
  • 1835 Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen of the princely state of Jhansi in North India and leader of the Indian Mutiny (1857-58), born in Benares, Kingdom of Kashi-Benares (Varanasi) (d. 1858)
  • 1840 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology and identified a common pattern of embryological development in all multi-cellular animals), born in Shustyanka, Dvinsk, Russia (d. 1901)
  • 1843 Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (founded the epistemological theory of knowledge known as empirical criticism), born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Emile Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1933)
  • 1855 Billy Bates, English cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1900)
  • 1859 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer and musician (Armenian Rhapsody), born in Gatchina, Russia (d. 1935)
  • 1862 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (revivals and sermons reflected the emotional upheavals caused by transition from rural to industrial society in the United States), born in Story County, Iowa (d. 1935)
  • 1864 George Barbier, American actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)
  • 1870 Vicente Lleó, Spanish composer (La Corte de Faraón), born in Torrent, Valencia (d. 1922)
  • 1874 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, born in Hycklinge, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • 1875 Mikhail Kalinin, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (1938-46), born in Verkhnyaya Troitsa, Tver Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1946)

Hiram Bingham

1875 Hiram Bingham, American archaeologist who re-discovered the Incan site of Machu Picchu, born in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1956)

  • 1876 Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and physicist (fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • 1879 Karel van den Oever, Flemish author and poet (Geuzenstad), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1883 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1957)
  • 1885 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1887 James B. Sumner, American chemist (Nobel 1946 - discovered that enzymes can be crystallized), born in Canton, Massachusetts (d. 1955)

José Raúl Capablanca

1888 José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban world chess champion (1921-27), born in Havana, Cuba, Spanish Empire (d. 1942)

  • 1889 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • 1890 George Regas, Greek actor (The Mark of Zorro), born in Goranoi, Greece (d. 1940)
  • 1892 Huw T. Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician, born in Rowen, Wales (d. 1970)
  • 1893 René Voisin, French classical trumpet player, born in Angers, France (d. 1952)
  • 1894 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (13th President of Portugal 1958-74), born in Lisbon (d. 1987)
  • 1895 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American fashion photographer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1897 Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1918)
  • 1898 Arthur R. von Hippel, German physicist (pioneer in the study of dielectrics, ferromagnetic and ferroelectric materials, and semiconductors and was a codeveloper of radar during World War II), born in Rostock, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1899 Allen Tate, American poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 1979)
  • 1899 Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian influential Shia Islamic scholar, born in Khoy, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran (d. 1992)
  • 1900 Anna Seghers [Netty Reiling], German author (The 7th Cross), born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1900 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian hydrodynamicist and mathematician, born in Kazan, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Bunny Ahearne, Britsih ice hockey promoter, born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Trevor Bardette, American actor (Refugee, None Shall Escape), born in Nashville, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Fritz Schmidt, German Commissioner-General for Political Affairs and Propaganda (Netherlands, 1940-43), born in Porta Westfalica, Westphalia, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1904 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (d. 1962)
  • 1904 Nancy Carroll [Ann V LaHiff], American actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1904 Nathan Leopold, American murderer of Bobby Franks with Richard Loeb, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)

Tommy Dorsey

1905 Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist and big band leader (Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again), born in Mahanoy Plane, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)

  • 1906 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Jacques Leguerney, French composer, born in LeHarve, France, (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Luc Tourneir [Christian J. H. Engles] Netherland-Curaçaon poet, artist, and doctor, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Jack Schaefer, American author (Shane), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Alan Baxter, American actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Mikhail Chulaki, Soviet composer, born in Simferopol, Crimea (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, born in Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1910 Adrian Conan Doyle, youngest son of Arthur Conan Doyle, born in Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex (d. 1970)
  • 1912 George E. Palade, Romanian-American cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974), born in Iași, Romania (d. 2008)
  • 1913 Blue Barron [Harry Freidman], American "sweet music" orchestra leader ("Cruising Down The River"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1937; first Latin American major winner), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1994)

Indira Gandhi

1917 Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), born in Allahabad India (d. 1984)

  • 1918 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Dutch astronomer (correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), born in North Shields, England (d. 2016)

Gene Tierney

1920 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)

Roy Campanella

1921 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1921 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss concert pianist (Mozart/Bartok), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)
  • 1921 Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister and founder of Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, Florida, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Stanley Keith Runcorn, British geophysicist (pioneering studies of paleomagnetism provided early evidence in support of the theory of continental drift), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)
  • 1924 William Russell, British actor (Doctor Who, The Great Escape, Superman), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1925 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN (R), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • 1927 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of Motown's house band - The Funk Brothers (1959-64), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Don Hunstein, American photographer of musicians, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)

Kurt Nielsen

1930 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Larry King

1933 Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host (Larry King Live, CNN), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]

  • 1933 Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • 1934 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)

Jack Welch

1935 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric (GE), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2020)

  • 1935 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian imam (d. 1990)
  • 1936 Robert White, American session guitarist (Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Billmeyer, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1936 Dick Cavett, American talk show host (Dick Cavett Show), born in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 1936 Emin Aristakesian, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia, USSR (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Michel Decoust, French composer and conductor (Symétrie; Interphone), born in Paris
  • 1936 Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-American chemist (1986 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in Hsin-chu, Taiwan
  • 1937 Ray Collins, American rock vocalist (Mothers of Invention), born in Pomona, California (d. 2012)
  • 1937 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Frank Misson, Australian cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 16 wickets; NSW), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1938 Richard Dumbrill, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)

Ted Turner

1938 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1938 Henry "Hank" Medress, American doo-wop singer (The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), and record producer (The Chiffons; Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Garrick Utley, American newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Thomas Harkin, American politician (Senator-D-Iowa, 1985-2015), born in Cumming, Iowa
  • 1939 Warren "Pete" Moore, American singer (Miracles - "Tears of a Clown"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940 Alberto Villalpando, Bolivian composer (Phantastischen Liturgie), born in La Paz, Bolivia
  • 1941 Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgarian shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1941 Tommy Thompson, American politician (42nd Governor of Wisconsin), born in Elroy, Wisconsin
  • 1941 Eddie Raynor, New Zealand rock keyboardist (Split Enz; Crowded House), born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Calvin Klein

1942 Calvin Klein, American fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1942 Gary Ackerman, American politician(Rep-D-NY, 1983-2013), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Larry Gilbert, American golfer (Senior Players Championship 1997), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky (d. 1998)
  • 1942 Sharon Olds, American poet (The Dead and the Living), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1943 Fred Lipsius, American rock pianist and saxophone player (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Charlie Coe, American rock guitarist and bassist (Paul Revere & The Raiders, 1963-68), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1944 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945 Peter Cropper, British violinist (Lindsay Quartet, 1965-2005), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Joe Correro, American, rock drummer (Paul Revere & The Raiders, 1967-71), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • 1947 Bob Boone, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • 1947 Lamar Smith, American politician (Rep-R-Texas 1987-2019), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1949 Ahmad Rashad [Bobby Moore], American NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings) and sportscaster, bon in Portland, Oregon
  • 1950 James Adler, American concert pianist and composer (Memento mori - An AIDS Requiem), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Timothy J. Penny, American politician (Rep-D-MN, 1983-95), born in Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • 1951 Zeenat Aman, Indian actress (Haré Rama Haré Krishna), born in Bombay, India
  • 1951 Lord Falconer of Thoroton, British lawyer and politician
  • 1951 Ben Katchor, American cartoonist and illustrator (Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Robert Beltran, American actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1953 Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1954 Annette Guest, American pop singer (First Choice - "Smarty Pants"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Kathleen Quinlan, American actress (Never Promised You a Rose Garden), born in California
  • 1954 Tom Scheckel, American rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egyptian politician, 6th President of Egypt (2014-), born in Zagazig, Cairo
  • 1955 Gloria Guida, Italian actress, born in Merano, Italy
  • 1955 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter (Batman), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1956 Eileen Collins, American USAF and astronaut (STS 63, 84), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1956 Glynnis O'Connor, American actress (California Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Scott Jacoby, American actor (Bad Ronald, Return to Horror High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Ann Curry, American journalist (NBC), born in Agaña, Guam
  • 1956 Ik-Hwan Bae, South Korean-American violinist (Bargemusic, 1982-95) and educator (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 1999-2014), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2014)
  • 1957 George Leary, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Newmarket, Ontario
  • 1957 Sharon Farrah, American WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • 1957 Ofra Haza, Yemeni-Israeli singer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel (d. 2000)
  • 1958 Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Michael Wilbon, American sports analyst (The Washington Post), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Terrence "T.C." Carson, American actor (Living Single), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Jean-Francois Clervoy, French engineer and astronaut (STS 66, 84), born in Longeville, France
  • 1959 Allison Janney, American actress (The West Wing, I Tonya), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1960 Matt Sorum, American rock drummer (Guns N' Roses, 1990-97; Velvet Revolver, 2002-08), born in Orange County, California
  • 1960 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], American pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 2003)
  • 1961 Grant Ledyard, Canadian NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Meg Ryan

1961 Meg Ryan, American actress (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle), born in Fairfield, Connecticut

  • 1962 Salim Jaffer, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 14 Tests 1986-91)
  • 1962 Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Philippine boxer, born in San Carlos, Philippines

Jodie Foster

1962 Jodie Foster, American actress (The Accused, The Silence of the Lambs), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1963 Terry Farrell, actress (Paper Dolls, Jadzia Dax-STDS9), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer, born in Budapest, Hingary
  • 1964 Irina Laricheva, Russian trap shooter (World C'ships x 6 gold individual, team, double trap), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1965 Erik Wilhelm, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1965 Laurent Blanc, French footballer and manager ( Marseille), born in Alès, France
  • 1966 Gail Devers, American athlete (Olympics gold 100m 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1966 Rocco DiSpirito, American chef, born in Queens, New York
  • 1967 Gary Disarcina, American infielder (California Angels), born in Maiden, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Berthil de Avest, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Twente)
  • 1970 Jenni Meno, American pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey
  • 1970 Larry Tharpe, American NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1970 Rickey Brady, American NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1970 Justin Chancellor, English bassist (Tool), born in London, England
  • 1971 Adrian Griffith, Barbadian cricketer (West Indian Test opening batsman), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • 1971 Andy Sheets, American MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Baton Rouge, Louisana
  • 1971 Dimitri Yushkevich, Russian NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leaf), born in Yaroslavl, Russia
  • 1971 Alice Peacock, American folk singer, born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • 1971 Jeremy McGrath, American motorcycle racer
  • 1972 David Palmer, American NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings 1994-2002), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1973 Jamir Miller, American NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania
  • 1973 Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer (Bring in 'da Noise), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1973 Ryukishi07 [real name unknown), Japanese mystery writer (When They Cry series), born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 1973 Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person
  • 1974 Tawnie Olson, Canadian contemporary classical composer, and educator
  • 1975 Sushmita Sen, Indian actress and model, crowned 43rd Miss Universe in 1994, born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1976 Petr Sykora, Czech NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, NJ Devils), born in Pizen, Czechoslovakia
  • 1976 Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter, born in Setagaya, Japan
  • 1976 Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete, born in Torhout, Belgium (d. 2007)
  • 1976 Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player, born in Orestiada, Greece

Jack Dorsey

1976 Jack Dorsey, American computer programmer, co-founder of Twitter, born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1977 Kerri Strug, American gymnast (Olympic gold 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1977 Davina Windsor [Lady], English daughter of Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and member of the Royal family, born in London, England
  • 1978 Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, Czech athlete, born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1978 Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz vocalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1979 Ryan Howard, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Florissant, Missouri
  • 1979 Larry Johnson, American football player, born in Pomfret, Maryland
  • 1979 Leam Richardson, English soccer player and manager, born in Leeds, England
  • 1979 John-Ford Griffin, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Sarasota, Florida