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Chinese New Year: Who was born in the Year of the Horse 1930, 1942

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"It Takes a Thief" and "Hart & Hart" star Robert Wagner was born in the Year of the horse as was writer Tom Wolfe. See who else was born in the Year of the Horse.

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  • January 30 - Samuel Byck, American airplane hijacker and murderer (d. 1974)/Gene Hackman, American actor
  • February 1 – Hussain Muhammad Ershad, former President of Bangladesh
  • February 6 – Allan King, Canadian director (d. 2009)
  • February 8 - Jim Dooley, American football coach (d. 2008)/ Alejandro Rey, Argentine-American actor (d. 1987)
  • February 10 – Robert Wagner, American actor
  • February 16 - Peter Adamson, British actor (d. 2002)
  • February 19 – John Frankenheimer, American film director (d. 2002)
  • February 20 – Ken Jones, British actor
  • February 21 – Dr. Dame Joan Metge, New Zealand social anthropologist, educator, lecturer and writer
  • February 22 - James McGarrell, American painter/Marni Nixon, American vocalist and singer
  • February 24 - Joan Diener, American musical theatre actress and singer (d. 2006)/Barbara Lawrence,/American actress and model (d. 2013/Anita Steckel, American feminist artist (d. 2012)
  • February 27 - Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)/Joanne Woodward, American actress
  • February 28 – Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • March 2 – Tom Wolfe, American author and novelist
  • March 6 - Allison Hayes, American actress (d. 1977)
  • March 7 – Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
  • March 8 – Hector Lombana, Colombian sculptor, painter and architect (d. 2008)
  • March 10 – Claude Bolling, French jazz pianist and composer
  • March 13 – Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
  • March 15 – Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • March 17 – James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)
  • March 19 – Ornette Coleman, American musician
  • March 20 – Willie Thrower, American football player (d. 2002)
  • March 22 - Pat Robertson, American televangelist/Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
  • March 24 - Steve McQueen, American actor (d. 1980)
  • March 25 – John Keel, American author (d. 2009)
  • March 26 – Sandra Day O'Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1981–2006)
  • March 27 – David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)
  • March 28 - Robert Ashley, American composer/ Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • March 30 - John Astin, American actor/ Rolf Harris, Australian-born entertainer
  • April 1 – Grace Lee Whitney, American actress
  • April 2 – Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor
  • April 3
  • Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator and the Governor of Florida (d. 1998)
  • Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany
  • April 7 – Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor
  • April 8 – Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma (d. 2010)
  • April 10 – Spede Pasanen, Finnish television personality (d. 2001)
  • April 11 – Anton LaVey, American Satanist (d. 1997)
  • April 12 – Michał Życzkowski, Polish Professor of Engineering (d. 2006)
  • April 15 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
  • April 16
  • Carol Bly, American author of short stories, essays, and nonfiction; teacher (d. 2007)
  • Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (d. 2003)
  • April 19 – Dick Sargent, American actor and gay activist (d. 1994)
  • April 21 – Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)
  • April 23 – Alan Oppenheimer, American actor
  • April 24 – Richard Donner, American film director and producer
  • April 25 – Paul Mazursky, American director and writer
  • April 28
  • James Baker, former United States Secretary of State
  • Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
  • Richard C. Sarafian, American film and television director, writer, and actor (d. 2013)
  • April 29 – Jean Rochefort, French actor
  • May
  • May 3
  • Juan Gelman, Argentine poet and writer (d. 2014)
  • Bob Havens, American musician
  • May 4
  • Lois De Banzie, UK-born American actress
  • Katherine Jackson, Jackson family matriarch
  • Roberta Peters, American soprano
  • May 8 – Heather Harper, Northern Irish soprano
  • May 9 – Joan Sims, English actress (d. 2001)
  • May 10 – Pat Summerall, American football player and broadcaster (d. 2013)
  • May 11
  • Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (d. 2002)
  • Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • May 15 – Jasper Johns, American painter
  • May 19 – Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (d. 1965)
  • May 21 – Malcolm Fraser, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia
  • May 22
  • John Barth, American writer
  • Harvey Milk, American politician and civil rights activist of San Francisco (murdered 1978)
  • Agustín Tosco, Argentine union leader (d. 1975)
  • May 28 – Frank Drake, American radio astronomer and pioneer in SETI
  • May 31 – Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, and producer
  • June
  • June 1 – Edward Woodward, British actor (d. 2009)
  • June 2 – Charles Conrad, American astronaut and moonwalker, commander of Apollo 12 (d. 1999)
  • June 8 – Robert Aumann, German-born mathematician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics
  • June 9 – Monique Serf, French singer (d. 1997)
  • June 11 – Charles B. Rangel, African-American politician
  • June 12 – Jim Nabors, American actor, musician, and comedian
  • June 17 – Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000)
  • June 19 – Gena Rowlands, American actress
  • June 22 – Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1998)
  • June 24
  • Claude Chabrol, French film director (d. 2010)
  • William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (d. 2006)
  • June 25 – László Antal, Hungarian linguist (d. 1993)
  • June 27 – H. Ross Perot, American computer billionaire and politician
  • June 28 – Itamar Franco, President of Brazil (d. 2011)
  • July
  • July 2
  • Carlos Menem, President of Argentina
  • Magdalen Redman, American professional baseball player
  • Ahmad Jamal, American jazz pianist and composer
  • July 3 – Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (d. 2004)
  • July 4
  • Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor (d. 1993)
  • George Steinbrenner, American big businessman and then baseball team owner (d. 2010)
  • July 9 – Buddy Bregman, American musical arranger
  • July 11 – Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • July 15
  • Jacques Derrida, Algerian-born French literary critic (d. 2004)
  • Betty Wagoner, American professional baseball player (d. 2006)
  • July 22 – Jeremy Lloyd, British actor and screenwriter
  • July 25
  • Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1985)
  • Maureen Forrester, Canadian contralto (d. 2010)
  • July 28 – Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
  • August
  • August 1
  • Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist
  • Lawrence Eagleburger, United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)
  • August 5 – Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, first human to set foot on the Moon, Commander of Apollo 11 (d. 2012)
  • August 6 – Abbey Lincoln, American singer (d. 2010)
  • August 9 – Jacques Parizeau, French-Canadian politician
  • August 10 – Jorma Panula, Finnish conductor and composer
  • August 12 – George Soros, Hungarian-born investor
  • August 13 – Don Ho, Hawaiian singer & musician (d. 2007)
  • August 14 – Earl Weaver, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
  • August 15 – Selma James, American-born feminist writer
  • August 16 – Robert Culp, American actor (d. 2010)
  • August 17 – Ted Hughes, English poet (d. 1998)
  • August 18 – Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran educator and politician.
  • August 19 – Frank McCourt, Irish-American writer (d. 2009)
  • August 21 – Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (d. 2002)
  • August 22 – Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
  • August 23 – Mickey McMahan, American big band musician (d. 2008)
  • August 25 – Sean Connery, Scottish actor
  • August 27 – Gholamreza Takhti, Iranian wrestler (d. 1968)
  • August 28 – Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)
  • August 30 – Warren Buffett, American billionaire entrepreneur
  • September
  • September 3 – Cherry Wilder, New Zealand author (d. 2002)
  • September 7
  • King Baudouin I of Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist
  • September 9 – Frank Lucas, African-American drug lord
  • September 11
  • Cathryn Damon, American actress (d. 1987)
  • Renzo Montagnani, Italian actor (d. 1997)
  • September 13
  • Mary Baumgartner, American female professional baseball player
  • Bola Ige, Nigerian politician (d. 2001)
  • September 16 – Anne Francis, American actress (d. 2011)
  • September 20 – Kenneth Mopeli, Chief Minister of QwaQwa bantustan
  • September 21 – Dawn Addams, British actress (d. 1985)
  • September 23
  • Colin Blakely, Northern Irish actor (d. 1987)
  • Ray Charles, American singer, musician, and actor (d. 2004)
  • September 24 – Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (d. 1977)
  • September 25 – Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, and humorist (d. 1999)
  • September 26
  • Philip Bosco, American actor
  • Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor singer (d. 1966)
  • October
  • October 1
  • Richard Harris, Irish actor (d. 2002)
  • Philippe Noiret, French actor (d. 2006)
  • Erica Yohn, American actress
  • October 5
  • Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2009)
  • Reinhard Selten, German economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • October 6 – Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (d. 2000)
  • October 8 – Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (d. 1996)
  • October 10
  • Yves Chauvin, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Harold Pinter, English playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
  • October 11 – Sam Johnson, American politician
  • October 14
  • Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician (d. 2006)
  • Mobutu Sese Seko, former President of Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1997)
  • October 17
  • Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • Jimmy Breslin, American newspaper columnist and author
  • October 19 – Jody Lawrance, American actress (d. 1986)
  • October 24 – The Big Bopper, American singer (d. 1959)
  • October 28 – Bernie Ecclestone, English auto racing tycoon
  • October 29
  • Bertha Brouwer, Dutch athlete (d. 2006)
  • Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • October 30
  • Daniel Boone, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1956)
  • Timothy Findley, Canadian author (d. 2002)
  • October 31 – Michael Collins, astronaut, second person to fly around the Moon solo, Command Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first human lunar landing
  • November
  • November 3 – D. James Kennedy, American evangelist (d. 2007)
  • November 6 – Derrick Bell, law professor, Wilma Briggs, American female baseball player
  • November 14
  • Shirley Crabtree ("Big Daddy"), British professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • Edward Higgins White, American astronaut (d. 1967)
  • November 15 – J.G. Ballard, English writer (d. 2009)
  • November 16
  • Chinua Achebe, Nigerian writer (d. 2013)
  • Salvatore Riina, Italian multiple murderer
  • November 20 – Bernard Horsfall, British actor (d. 2013)
  • November 24 – Bob Friend, American baseball player
  • November 25 – Clarke Scholes, American freestyle swimmer
  • November 27 – Rex Shelley, Singaporean author (d. 2009)
  • November 30 – G. Gordon Liddy, organizer of the Watergate burglaries
  • December
  • December 1 – Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • December 2 – Gary Becker, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • December 3 – Jean-Luc Godard, French film director
  • December 4 – Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist
  • December 6 – Daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (d. 2000)
  • December 7 – Christopher Nicole, British writer
  • December 8
  • Stan Richards, English actor (d. 2005)
  • Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor (d. 2014)
  • December 9 – Edoardo Sanguineti, Italian writer (d. 2010)
  • December 11Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor
  • Jim Williams, American antique dealer and preservationist (d. 1990)
  • December 15 – Edna O'Brien, Irish writer
  • December 17 – Armin Mueller-Stahl, German actor
  • December 21
  • Adebayo Adedeji, Nigerian UN official
  • Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (d. 2004)
  • December 25 – Salah Jahin, Egyptian poet, lyricist, playwright and cartoonist (d. 1986)
  • December 27 – Wilfrid Sheed, English-born American writer (d. 2011)
  • December 28 – Gladys Ambrose, English actress (d. 1998)
  • December 29 – Frank Dezelan, American baseball umpire (d. 2011)
  • December 31
  • Odetta, American singer (d. 2008)
  • Jaime Escalante, American teacher (d. 2010)
  • January 5
  • Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
  • Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist
  • Robert Duvall, American actor and director
  • January 6
  • Fern Battaglia, American professional baseball player (d. 2001)
  • E. L. Doctorow, American author
  • January 8 – Bill Graham, German concert promoter (d. 1991)
  • January 10 – Peter Barnes, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • January 12 – Roland Alphonso, Jamaican musician (d. 1998)
  • January 13 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (d. 2007)
  • January 14 – Caterina Valente, French singer and actress
  • January 16
  • Ellen Holly, American actress
  • Johannes Rau, President of Germany (d. 2006)
  • January 17 – James Earl Jones, American actor
  • January 18 – Chun Doo-hwan, President of South Korea
  • January 19
  • Pat Hunt, New Zealand National Party politician
  • Robert MacNeil, Canadian journalist
  • January 20 – David Lee, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • January 22 – Sam Cooke, American singer (d. 1964)
  • January 24 – Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician (d. 2012)
  • January 26 – Alfred Lynch, English actor (d. 2003)
  • January 27 – Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (d. 2001)
  • January 29 – Ferenc Madl, President of Hungary
  • January 30 – Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author
  • January 31 – Ernie Banks, American baseball player
  • February 1
  • Tajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
  • Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia (d. 2007)
  • February 2
  • Dries van Agt, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1977 until 1982
  • Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • February 6
  • Rip Torn, American actor and director
  • Mamie Van Doren, American actress and author
  • February 8 – James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
  • February 9 – Thomas Bernhard, Dutch author (d. 1989)
  • February 11 – Larry Merchant, American author and boxing commentator
  • February 13 – Geoff Edwards, American actor and game show host
  • February 16
  • George E. Sangmeister, American politician (d. 2007)
  • Ken Takakura, Japanese actor

15 February 1942 4 February 1943 Water Horse

  • February 15 – Sherry Jackson, American actress
  • February 19 – Paul Krause, American football player
  • February 20
  • Phil Esposito, Canadian hockey player
  • Mitch McConnell, United States Senator (R-KY)
  • February 21 – Margarethe von Trotta, German actress, film director, and writer
  • February 24 – Joseph Lieberman, American politician
  • February 25 – Karen Grassle, American actress (Little House on the Prairie)
  • February 27
  • Michel Forget, Canadian actor
  • Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • February 28 – Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)
  • March
  • March 2
  • John Irving, American author
  • Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • March 4
  • Gloria Gaither, American gospel songwriter
  • Charles C. Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps commander
  • March 5 – Felipe González Márquez, Spanish politician
  • March 7
  • Tammy Faye Bakker, American evangelist, singer and television personality (d. 2007)
  • Michael Eisner, American film studio executive
  • March 9
  • John Cale, Welsh composer and musician (Velvet Underground)
  • Mark Lindsay, singer/songwriter of the group Paul Revere & The Raiders
  • March 12 – Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player
  • March 13
  • Dave Cutler, American software engineer
  • Scatman John, American musician (d. 1999)
  • George Negus, Australian author, journalist, and television presenter
  • March 16 – James Soong, Taiwan politician
  • March 17 – John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
  • March 20 – Earl Bramblett, American murderer (d. 2003)
  • March 21 – Ali Abdullah Saleh, Former President of Yemen
  • March 23 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure
  • March 25
  • Aretha Franklin, American singer
  • Richard O'Brien, English-born actor and writer
  • March 26 – Erica Jong, American author
  • March 27
  • Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
  • John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Michael York, English actor
  • March 28
  • Neil Kinnock, British statesman
  • Mike Newell, British film director
  • Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)
  • Jerry Sloan, American basketball coach
  • March 29 – Scott Wilson, American actor
  • March 30 – Ruben Kun, Nauruan politician and former President of Nauru
  • April
  • April 1
  • Samuel R. Delany, American science fiction author
  • Annie Nightingale, British DJ
  • April 2
  • Leon Russell, American singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist
  • Hiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef
  • Yury Yarov, Russian politician and a former deputy prime minister
  • April 3
  • Marsha Mason, American actress
  • Wayne Newton, American singer
  • April 5
  • Pascal Couchepin, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Peter Greenaway, Welsh filmmaker
  • April 6 – Barry Levinson, American film producer and director
  • April 8 – Roger Chapman, British rock singer (Family)
  • April 9 – James Cowan, Australian novelist
  • April 10
  • Hayedeh, Iranian singer (d. 1990)
  • Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)
  • April 12 – Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
  • April 14
  • Valeriy Brumel, Russian athlete (d. 2003)
  • Valentin Lebedev, Russian cosmonaut
  • April 15
  • Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • Julie Sommars, American actress
  • April 17
  • Kenas Aroi, Nauruan politician
  • Buster Williams, American jazz bassist
  • April 20 – Arto Paasilinna, Finnish author
  • April 23 – Sandra Dee, American actress (d. 2005)
  • April 24 – Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, composer
  • April 25
  • Katsuji Adachi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Jon Kyl, American politician
  • April 26
  • Claudine Auger, French actress
  • Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
  • Bobby Rydell, American singer
  • April 27
  • Ruth Glick, American writer
  • Jim Keltner, American drummer
  • May
  • May 2 – Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
  • May 3 – Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast
  • May 5 – Tammy Wynette, American country singer (d. 1998)
  • May 8 – Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • May 9 – John Ashcroft, United States Attorney General
  • May 10 – Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • May 12 – Ian Dury, British musician (d. 2000)
  • May 17 – Taj Mahal, American singer and guitarist
  • May 18
  • Albert Hammond, English-born American musician and composer
  • Nobby Stiles, English footballer
  • May 19
  • Gary Kildall, American computer scientist (d. 1994)
  • Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
  • Shirrel Rhoades, American writer
  • May 20 – David Proval, American actor
  • May 22
  • Rich Garcia, American Major League Baseball Umpire
  • Theodore Kaczynski ("The Unabomber"), American criminal
  • Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)
  • May 23 – Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • May 24 – Ichirō Ozawa, Japanese politician
  • May 26 – Levon Helm, American musician (The Band)
  • May 28 – Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • June
  • June 2 – Eduard Malofeyev, Russian football coach and former international player
  • June 3
  • Curtis Mayfield, American musician (d. 1999)
  • Frank McRae, American actor
  • June 5 – Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union
  • June 8 – James Tien, Hong Kong-Taiwanese actor
  • June 10
  • Gordon Burns, British journalist and TV presenter
  • Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • June 12 – Bert Sakmann, German physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • June 16 – John Rostill, English bassist, musician and composer (The Shadows) (d. 1973)
  • June 17
  • Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian International Atomic Energy Agency director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Roger Steffens, Reggae archivist, actor, author, Bob Marley biographer
  • June 18
  • Roger Ebert, American film critic and television personality (d. 2013)
  • Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa and politician
  • Paul McCartney, British musician and composer (The Beatles)
  • Nick Tate, Australian actor
  • Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (d. 2004)
  • June 19 – Ralna English, American singer
  • June 20 – Brian Wilson, American singer-composer-producer
  • June 24
  • Mick Fleetwood, English drummer (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Michele Lee, American actress, singer and dancer
  • June 26
  • James J. Dillon, American professional wrestling manager
  • Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer, politician
  • June 27 – Bruce Johnston, American musician (The Beach Boys)
  • June 28 – David Miner, American rock musician and record producer
  • July
  • July 1
  • Geneviève Bujold, French-Canadian actress
  • Andrae Crouch, American gospel singer
  • July 2 – Vicente Fox, President of Mexico
  • July 4
  • Floyd Little, American football player
  • Prince Michael of Kent
  • July 7 – Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • July 8 – Janice Pennington, American model
  • July 9 – Richard Roundtree, American actor
  • July 10
  • Ronnie James Dio, American singer (d. 2010)
  • Pyotr Klimuk, Russian cosmonaut
  • July 13
  • Harrison Ford, American actor
  • Roger McGuinn, American musician (The Byrds)
  • July 15 – Mil Máscaras, Mexican professional wrestler
  • July 16 – Margaret Court, Australian tennis player
  • July 18 – Adolf Ogi, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • July 23 – Myra Hindley, English multiple murderer (d. 2002)
  • July 24 – Chris Sarandon, American actor
  • July 27 – Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
  • July 28 – Kaari Utrio, Finnish writer
  • July 29 – Tony Sirico, American actor
  • August
  • August 1 – Jerry Garcia, American musician (Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
  • August 2 – Isabel Allende, Chilean writer
  • August 4 – David Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • August 7
  • Tobin Bell, American film and television actor
  • Garrison Keillor, American writer and radio host
  • August 13 – Arthur K. Cebrowski, American admiral (d. 2005)
  • August 16 – John Challis, English actor
  • August 17 – Roshan Seth, British Indian actor
  • August 18
  • Judith Keppel, first person to win £1,000,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (in the UK)
  • Wu Ma, Chinese film actor, director, producer and writer
  • August 19 – Fred Dalton Thompson, American politician and actor
  • August 20 – Isaac Hayes, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
  • August 27 – "Captain" Daryl Dragon, American musician (The Captain and Tennille)
  • August 28
  • Sterling Morrison, American musician (d. 1995)
  • Jose Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola
  • August 31 – Isao Aoki, Japanese golfer
  • September
  • September 3
  • Michael Hui, Hong Kong film comedian
  • Al Jardine, American Musician (The Beach Boys)
  • September 5
  • Björn Haugan, Norwegian operatic lyric tenor (d. 2009)
  • Werner Herzog, German filmmaker
  • September 7 – Alan Haskvitz, American educator
  • September 14 – Bernard MacLaverty, Irish writer
  • September 15 – Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People's Republic of China
  • September 16 – Tadamasa Goto, Japanese yakuza boss
  • September 17 – Desmond Lynam, British TV presenter
  • September 18 – Gabriella Ferri, Italian singer
  • September 19 – Freda Payne, American singer and actress
  • September 22
  • Marlena Shaw, American jazz singer
  • David Stern, American commissioner of the National Basketball Association
  • September 24 – Ilkka "Danny" Lipsanen, Finnish singer
  • September 28 – Marshall Bell, American actor
  • September 29
  • Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)
  • Ian McShane, English actor
  • Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz violinist
  • September 30 – Frankie Lymon, American singer (d. 1968)
  • October
  • October 1 – Gunther Wallraff, German investigative journalist
  • October 2 – Asha Parekh, Indian actress
  • October 4 – Christopher Stone, American actor (d. 1995)
  • October 6
  • Britt Ekland, Swedish actress
  • Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (d. 2009)
  • October 7
  • Ronald Baecker, American computer scientist
  • Joy Behar, American comedienne and television personality
  • October 11 – Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor
  • October 12
  • Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
  • Daliah Lavi, Israelian actress and singer
  • October 13
  • Rutanya Alda, Latvian-American actress
  • Jerry Jones, American football team owner
  • October 14 – Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer, and civil servant (d. 1986)
  • October 19 – Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • October 20
  • Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • October 21 –
  • Elvin Bishop, American musician
  • Judith Sheindlin, American retired judge turned television personality (Judge Judy)
  • October 22 – Annette Funicello, American actress (d. 2013)
  • October 23 – Michael Crichton, American author (d. 2008)
  • October 24 –
  • Ruthann Aron, American politician
  • Frank Delaney, Irish novelist, journalist and broadcaster
  • October 26 – Bob Hoskins, British actor
  • October 29 – Bob Ross, American painter and television presenter (d. 1995)
  • October 31 – David Ogden Stiers, American actor and voice-over artist
  • November
  • November 1
  • Larry Flynt, American publisher (Hustler)
  • Ralph Klein, Canadian politician (d. 2013)
  • Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedienne (d. 2013)
  • November 2
  • Shere Hite, German sexologist
  • Stefanie Powers, American actress
  • November 5
  • Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
  • Margaret Teele, American actress
  • November 7 – Jean Shrimpton, English model and actress
  • November 8
  • Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican jockey
  • Fernando Sorrentino, Argentine writer
  • November 10
  • Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss federal councillor
  • November 13 – Roger Lee Hall, American composer and music preservationist
  • November 15 – Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-born pianist and conductor
  • November 16 – Joanna Pettet, British-born Canadian actress
  • November 17
  • Derek Clayton, Australian long-distance runner
  • Bob Gaudio, American musician
  • Kang Kek Iew, Cambodian politician and criminal
  • István Rosztóczy, Hungarian microbiologist
  • Martin Scorsese, American film director
  • November 18
  • Linda Evans, American actress
  • Susan Sullivan, American actress
  • November 20 – Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States
  • November 22 – Francis K. Butagira, Ugandan ambassador
  • November 24 – Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and singer
  • November 26 – Khalil Kalfat, Egyptian intellectual and writer
  • November 27
  • Manolo Blahnik, Spanish shoe designer
  • Henry Carr, American athlete
  • Jimi Hendrix, American musician (d. 1970)
  • November 28 – Paul Warfield, American football player
  • November 29 – Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss baritone
  • December
  • December 4 – Gemma Jones, British actress
  • December 6 – Peter Handke, Austrian novelist
  • December 7 – Peter Tomarken, American game-show host (d. 2006)
  • December 9 – Dick Butkus, American football player
  • December 12 – Peter Sarstedt, British musician
  • December 17 – Paul Butterfield, American musician (d. 1987)
  • December 20 – Bob Hayes, American athlete
  • December 21
  • Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China
  • Carla Thomas, American singer
  • December 27 – Charmian Carr, American actress
  • December 29
  • Dinah Christie, English-born Canadian actress
  • Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor
  • December 30
  • Betty Aberlin, American actress
  • Allan Gotthelf, American philosopher
  • Michael Nesmith, American songwriter, singer and actor (The Monkees)
  • Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • December 31 – Andy Summers, English guitarist
  • January 1 – Don Novello, American actor
  • January 2 – Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television personality (d. 1999)
  • January 4 – Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
  • January 6 – Terry Venables, English football manager
  • January 7 – Sadako Sasaki, Japanese atomic bomb sickness victim (d. 1955)
  • January 9 – Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer
  • January 10 – Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)
  • January 11 – Jim Hightower, American radio host and author
  • January 13 – Richard Moll, American television actor
  • January 14
  • Ralph M. Steinman, Canadian immunologist and cell biologist; Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
  • Holland Taylor, American stage, film and television actress
  • January 15 – Margaret Beckett, British politician
  • January 18 – Kay Granger, American politician
  • January 19
  • Janis Joplin, American rock singer (d. 1970)
  • Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
  • January 20 – Mel Hague, English singer and author
  • January 24
  • Janice Raymond, American second-wave feminist activist
  • Sharon Tate, American actress and model murdered by the "Manson Family" (d. 1969)
  • January 25 – Tobe Hooper, American film director
  • January 26 – César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (d. 2005)
  • January 28 – John Beck, American actor
  • January 29
  • Tony Blackburn, British radio disc jockey
  • Rudy Regalado, Venezuelan musician (d. 2010)
  • February
  • February 2 – Erkan Genis, Turkish artist
  • February 3 – Blythe Danner, American actress
  • February 4 – Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese politician
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