Famous Birthdays on September 18

Trajan (53-117 AD)

XIII Roman Emperor (98-117 AD) who rebuilt Rome, Trajan's Forum and expanded the empire, born in Italica, Ancient Hispania

  • 1344 Marie of Valois, Princess of France, born in Château De Saint Germain-En-, Ile-De-France, France (d. 1404)
  • 1434 Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress, born in Torres Vedras, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1467)
  • 1574 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer and poet, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1640)
  • 1587 Francesca Caccini, Italian singer, composer (La liberazione di Ruggiero - widely believed to be oldest opera from a female composer), and teacher, born in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (now Italy) (d. after 1641)
  • 1636 Pietro Sanmartini, Italian composer, born in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (now Italy) (d. 1701)
  • 1676 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1733)
  • 1684 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, born in Erfurt, Electorate of Mainz, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) (d. 1748)

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire

  • 1713 Jean Allamand, Swiss-Dutch natural philosopher, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1787)
  • 1733 George Read, American judge and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Cecil County, Maryland (d. 1798)
  • 1750 Tomás de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias), born in La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands of Spain (d. 1791)
  • 1752 Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (worked on elliptic integrals), born in Paris (d. 1833)
  • 1752 Johann Anton Sulzer, Swiss writer and composer, born in Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1828)
  • 1765 Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari], Pope (1831-1846), born in Belluno, Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)
  • 1765 Oliver Holden, American composer, born in Shirley, Massachusetts (d. 1844)
  • 1772 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, French musician and composer, born in Dreux, France (d. 1839)
  • 1779 Joseph Story, American lawyer and 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts (d. 1845)
  • 1786 Christian VIII, King of Denmark (1839-1848) and King of Norway (1814), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1786 Justinus Kerner, German physician and medical writer (first detailed description of botulism), born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1862)
  • 1787 Johann David Passavant, German historian, painter and graphic artist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1861)
  • 1805 Robert Cowdin, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jamaica, Vermont (d. 1874)
  • 1812 Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (41st Governor of Georgia), born in Burke County, Georgia (d. 1880)
  • 1815 Henry C. Wayne, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1883)
  • 1818 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sparta, Georgia (d. 1895)
  • 1837 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa, born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • 1838 (Anthonij) "Anton" Mauve, Dutch realist painter, and cousin-in-law of Vincent Van Gogh, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1888)
  • 1859 John L. Bates, American lawyer and politician (41st Governor of Massachusetts), born in Easton, Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1859 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher and politician, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1860 Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer, born in Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia (now Italy) (d. 1942)
  • 1863 Hermann Kutter, Swiss Protestant theologian (founder of Christian Socialism in Switzerland), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1931)
  • 1869 Ellen Hansell, American tennis player (US National champion 1887), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1937)
  • 1870 Clark Wissler, American anthropologist (American Indian), born in Hagerstown, Indiana (d. 1947)
  • 1874 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten), born in Langeland, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1875 Henriette Renié, French harp prodigy, composer, and teacher, born in Paris, France (d. 1956)
  • 1875 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), born in Osorno, Chile (d. 1945)
  • 1876 James Scullin, Australian Labour Party politician and 9th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Trawalla, Victoria, Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1876 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1938)
  • 1877 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow), born in Broechem, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1883 Lord Berners [Gerald Tyrwhitt], English composer (1st Childhood), born in Apley Hall, Shropshire, England (d. 1950)
  • 1884 Ludomir Różycki, Polish composer and conductor (Eros i Psyche; Pan Twardowski), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, born in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia (d. 1937)
  • 1888 Grey Owl [Archibald Belaney], Canadian pioneering conservationist (who pretended to be part Native American), born in Hastings, England (d. 1938) [1]
  • 1889 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke), born in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia (d. 1970)
  • 1890 Vladimír Ambros, Czech composer, born in Prostějov, Czech Republic (d. 1956)
  • 1892 Cyril Walker, English golfer (US Open 1924), born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • 1892 Sam Staples, English cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests, 15 wickets; Nottinghamshire), born in Newstead Colliery, England (d. 1950)
  • 1893 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1960)
  • 1893 William March, American writer (Company K), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1954)
  • 1894 Fay Compton [Virginia Compton-Mackenzie], British stage and screen actress (Hamlet; The WInter's Tale; Othello; The Haunting), born in West Kensington, London (d. 1978)

John Diefenbaker (1895-1979)

13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), born in Neustadt, Ontario

  • 1895 Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian who dies of old age at 113, born in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan (d. 2009)
  • 1897 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Ida Kamińska, Polish stage and screen actress, director, and writer (The Shop on Main Street; Mother Courage and Her Children), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Harold Clurman, American theatrical producer and director (Deadline at Dawn), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Agnes De Mille, American dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American comedian and actor (The Jack Benny Program), born in Oakland, California (d. 1977)

Greta Garbo (1905-1990)

Swedish actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), born in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1906 Semjon I. Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1972) [OS=Sept 5]
  • 1907 Edwin M. McMillan, American physicist and discoverer of plutonium (Nobel 1951), born in Redondo Beach, California (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Victor Ambartsumian, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Hendrik Cornelis, Belgian colonial civil servant and Governor-General of the Belgian Congo, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • 1910 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Syd Howe, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1936, 37, 43 Detroit Red Wings), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1976)
  • 1912 Kurt Lotz, German business executive and second postwar CEO of Volkswagen, born in Frielendorf, Hesse, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Sarah Palfrey Cooke, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1941, 45), born in Sharon, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer (Black Narcissus), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 2009)
  • 1915 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited (d. 1989)
  • 1916 John Jacob Rhodes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona), born in Council Grove, Kansas (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), born in Bolognia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Ande Anderson, English opera director, born in South Shields (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, born in Brummen, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1917 June Foray, American voice actress (Rocky the Flying Squirrel; Cinderella; Cindy Lou Who), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1918 Johnny Mantz, American auto racer (Southern 500, 1950, first 500-mile race in NASCAR history), born in Hebron, Indiana (d. 1972)
  • 1920 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Gerald Hartley, American composer, choral director, and educator, born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2021)
  • 1922 David Gahr, American photographer noted for his work with folk, jazz and rock musicians (Time Magazine; Folkways albums), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Grayson Hall [Shirley Grossman], American actress (The Night of the Iguana, Dark Shadows), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1922 Ray Steadman-Allen, British choral and brass band composer, born in Salvation Army 'Mother's Hospital', Clapton, England (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Bertha Wilson, Canadian lawyer and the 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Peter Smithson, English architect, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1924 J. D. Tippit, American police officer murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, born in Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1924 Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th), born in Medway, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Bob Toski, American golfer, instructor (PGA Tour leading money winner 1954), born in Haydenville, Massachusetts
  • 1926 Bud Greenspan, American documentary maker (Olympic Games; IOC Olympic Order award 1985), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Phyllis Kirk [Kirkegaard], American actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Jack Mullaney, American actor (South Pacific; My Living Doll; It's About Time: Spinout), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1929 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, British teacher and trade unionist (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, born in Byhalia, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Derek Nimmo, British comedic character actor (All Gas and Gaiters), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Ray Alan, British ventriloquist and television entertainer (Lord Charles), born in Greenwich, London (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Anthony Bowles, British music director (Jesus Christ Superstar; Evita), born in England (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33), born in Tomsk, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Valery Ryumin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37), born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • 1933 (James Frederick) "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), born in Camas, Washington (d. 2021)
  • 1933 Fred Willard, American comedian and actor (Best In Show, Everyone Loves Raymond), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Robert "Bob" Bennett, American politician (U.S. Senator from Utah, 1993-2011), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Robert Blake [Michael Gubitosi], American Emmy Award-winning actor (Baretta; Little Rascals - "Bobby"; In Cold Blood), born in Nutley, New Jersey (d. 2023)

Scotty Bowman (90 years old)

1933 NHL player and coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • 1933 Valentina Ponomaryova, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1937 Norman Dinerstein, American composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1937 Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey centre (6 x Stanley Cup Montreal Canadiens; 6 x NHL All-Star), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1938 Sylvia Plimack Mangold; American visual artist, known for her depictions of interiors and landscapes, born in New York City
  • 1939 Bob Whittaker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas), born in Eureka, Kansas
  • 1939 Jorge Sampaio, Portuguese lawyer and Socialist Party politician (President of Portugal, 1996-2006; Mayor of Lisbon, 1990-95), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2021)
  • 1939 Naresh Sohal, Indian-British composer (Gautama Buddha; The Cosmic Dance; The Divine Song), born in Punjab, British India (d. 2018)
  • 1940 Allen Johnson, American doo-wop baritone vocalist (The Marcels - "Blue Moon"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1940 Bruce Murray, New Zealand c ricket batsman (13 Tests, 5 x 50, HS 90; Wellington), born in Johnsonville, New Zealand (d. 2023)
  • 1940 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor (Beach Party; Grease), and pop singer ("Venus"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Clive Burton, British neuropathologist (d. 1996)
  • 1941 Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Icelandic cellist, and composer (Herma; Sonnambulo), born in Akureyri, Iceland
  • 1942 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
  • 1943 Michael Vetter, German composer, born in Oberstdorf, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1944 Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • 1944 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Ottorino Sartor, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (27 caps; Defensor Arica, CNI), born in Chancay, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 1945 P.F. Sloan [Philip Schlein], American songwriter ("Eve of Destruction"; "Secret Agent Man"), session guitarist, and singer, born in NYC (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Alan "Bam" King, English rocker, born in Muswell Hill, North London
  • 1946 Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan jazz saxophonist, arranger, and teacher, born in Galicia, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Nicholas Clay, English actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Streatham, London (d. 2000)
  • 1946 Otis Sistrunk, American football defensive tackle (Super Bowl XI; Second-team All-Pro & Pro Bowl 1974; Oakland Raiders), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1947 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian founder and Managing Director of Minardi Formula One team, born in Faenza, Italy
  • 1947 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Russ Abbott [Roberts], British singer, drummer (The Black Abbotts), and television and radio comedian (The Russ Abbott Show); born in Chester, England

Ken Brett (1948-2003)

American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1949 Jim McCrery, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949 Kerry Livgren, American progressive rock guitarist and songwriter (Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"; "Dust in the Wind"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1949 Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Peter Shilton, English football goalkeeper, born in Leicester, England
  • 1950 Carl Verbraeken, Belgian composer, born in Wilrijk, Belgium

Darryl Sittler (73 years old)

1950 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (NHL record for most points in a game, 10), born in St. Jacobs, Ontario

  • 1950 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In the Street Without a Coat), born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • 1950 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1951 Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951 Darryl Stingley, American NFL football wide receiver, 1973-77 (New England Patriots), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1951 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], American punk rock bassist (Ramones. 1974-89 - "I Wanna Be Sedated"), born in Fort Lee (now Fort Gregg-Adams), Virginia (d. 2002)
  • 1951 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver, born in Arisdorf, Switzerland
  • 1952 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach, born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Betsy Boze, American academic (9th president of The College of The Bahamas), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1953 Gerald Custer, American choral conductor and composer (I Kiss My Hand to the Stars), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1954 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1954 Steven Pinker, Canadian American cognitive psychologist and author, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1954 Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut (STS 87), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1954 Tommy Tuberville, American football coach and politician (Senator-R-Alabama 2021-), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • 1955 Billy Sims, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1978, U of Oklahoma; Pro Bowl 1980–82, Detroit Lions), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, born in San Diego, California (d. 2006)
  • 1956 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author (War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning), born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Peter Šťastný (67 years old)

1956 Slovak-Canadian Hockey HOF center (2nd-highest NHL scorer 1980s, after Wayne Gretzky; World C'ship gold 1976, 77; Canada Cup gold 1984; Quebec Nordiques, NJ Devils, St. Louis Blues), born in Bratislava, Slovakia

  • 1956 Tim McInnerny, British stage, screen, and radio actor (Blackadder; Notting Hill), born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England
  • 1958 Don Geronimo, American radio personality (Don and Mike Show)
  • 1958 John Aldridge, Irish soccer striker (69 caps, Republic of Ireland; Newport County, Oxford United, Liverpool, Real Sociedad, Tranmere Rovers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1959 Ian Arkwright, English footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers), born in Shafton, Barnsley, England
  • 1959 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker (One Hour Photo), born in Chicago, Illinois

Ryne Sandberg (64 years old)

1959 American Baseball HOF infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; NL MVP 1984; 9 × Gold Glove Award; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies 2013-15), born in Spokane, Washington

  • 1960 Joshua Angrist, Israeli-American economist (2021 Nobel Prize for Economics), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1960 Karim Rashid, Egyptian-Canadian industrial designer, born in Cairo, Egypt

James Gandolfini (1961-2013)

American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey

  • 1961 Martin "Frosty" Beedle, British session and touring drummer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight"), born in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, England
  • 1962 Joanne Catherall, English rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1962 John Fashanu, English soccer striker (2 caps; Wimbledon FC) and TV presenter (Gladiators; Fash's Football Challenge; Deal or No Deal Nigeria), born in London, England
  • 1963 Jim Pocklington, British racing driver, born in Romford, London
  • 1963 John Powell, British film score composer, based in America (Happy Feet; Bourne films), born in London, England
  • 1963 Richard Weiss, American slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1964 Holly Robinson, American actress (21 Jump Street), born in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Luca Belcastro, Italian classical music composer (La speranza si torce), born in Como, Italy
  • 1964 Marco Masini, Italian pop singer-songwriter and pianist ("Disperato"l "Perché lo fai"), born in Florence, Italy
  • 1965 Uğur Şahin, German immunologist (BioNTech - created 1st mRNA-based vaccine for COVID-19), born in İskenderun, Turkey
  • 1966 Ian "Spike" Spice, British drummer (Breathe - "Hands To Heaven", Flash Cadillac), born in Chiswick, West London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1966 Isabelle Demongeot, French tennis star, born in Gassin, France
  • 1967 (Ricardo) "Ricky" Bell, American pop and R&B vocalist (New Edition - "Cool It Now"; Bell Biv Devoe - "Do Me!"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Tara Fitzgerald, British actress (Siren), born in Sussex, England
  • 1968 Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1968 Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball forward (NBA C'ship 1996, 97, 98 Chicago Bulls; NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1996; 5 × Euroscar Player of the Year), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1969 Johanna Doderer, Austrian contemporary classical composer, born in Bregenz, Austria
  • 1969 Robert Coons, American NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills), born in Brea, California
  • 1970 Aisha Tyler, American actress and talk show host (The Talk), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1970 Dan Eldon, British-Kenyan photojournalist, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1993)
  • 1970 Everett Lindsay, American NFL guard and center (Minnesota Vikings), born in Burlington, Iowa
  • 1970 Michela Rocco, Italian actress and Miss Italy (1987), born in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • 1970 Mike Compton, American NFL center and guard (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, Virginia
  • 1971 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer, born in Krasnodar, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Jada Pinkett Smith (52 years old)

1971 American actress (Set it Off; Nutty Professor;, Menace II Society), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Lance Armstrong (52 years old)

1971 American road cyclist (7 Tour de France titles) banned for illegal drug use, born in Plano, Texas

  • 1971 Ron Childs, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Kennewick, Washington
  • 1972 Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer (Olympics 1988, silver), born in Ostend, Belgium
  • 1972 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer, born in Shipley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1972 François Gesthuizen, Dutch soccer player (PSV, NAC), born in Millingen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
  • 1972 Michael Landes, American actor (American Summer), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1972 Richard Huntley, American NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 1973 Ami Onuki, Japanese pop singer (Puffy AmiYumi), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1973 James Marsden, American actor (Superman Returns; X-Men), born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1973 Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur (founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd.), born in Welkom, Orange Free State, South Africa