People Who Were Born in the Year 1940:

(170 found)

Jim Bakker
religion, criminal, tv, writer

Real/Birth Name:
James Orsen Bakker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 30 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tammy Faye Bakker by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Name Bakker pronounced "Baker." He and Tammy Faye Bakker founded The PTL Club. Convicted for taking money donated. Later did TV program Jim Bakker Show.

Little Anthony
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Anthony Gourdine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Little Anthony and the Imperials. High falsetto voice. Songs Tears on my Pillow, Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko Ko Bop, I'm on the Outside Looking In, Goin' Out of My Head, Hurt So Bad, I Miss You So.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harry Gant
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Phil Gant
Nickname(s):
Handsome Harry
Mr. September
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver, number 33 car. Movies Days of Thunder, Stroker Ace.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Julian Bond
activist, politician, educator, writer, poet

Real/Birth Name:
Horace Julian Bond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Active in and co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Georgia House of Representatives and Senate.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Nicklaus
golf, architect

Real/Birth Name:
Jack William Nicklaus
Nickname(s):
The Golden Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

18 major championship wins in golf. Golf course designer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Addie Harris
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Addie Harris
Also Known As:
Addie "Micki" Harris
Nickname(s):
Micki
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of Rock n' Roll group The Shirelles. Songs Dedicated to the One I Love, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Tonight's the Night.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

New Jersey Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of group The Shirelles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of group The Shirelles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Shirelles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of group The Shirelles.

John Hurt
actor, painter, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
John Vincent Hurt
Also Known As:
Sir John Hurt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jackie, Snowpiercer, A Man for All Seasons, Melancholia, V for Vendetta, Alien, The Elephant Man, The Osterman Weekend, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hellboy, Contact. TV series I, Claudius. CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List and a knighthood in the 2015 New Year Honours.

James Cromwell
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
James Oliver Cromwell
Also Known As:
Jamie Cromwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Julie Cobb by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Marshall, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Species II, The Sum of All Fears, The Queen, Babe, Deep Impact, Space Cowboys, I, Robot, Secretariat, The Education of Little Tree, W.. TV series 24, My Own Worst Enemy.

Reynaldo Rey
actor, educator, rapper, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Reynolds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Friday, House Party 3, White Men Can't Jump, A Rage in Harlem, Harlem Nights. TV series 227.

Katharine Ross
actor, writer, western, kids

Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Juliet Ross
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Sam Elliott by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Graduate, Stepford Wives, Shenandoah, Donnie Darko. Children's books Little Ballerina, My Favorite Things. TV series The Colbys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

David Jason
actor, knighted, comedy, aviator, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
David John White
Also Known As:
Sir David Jason
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 1993. Knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2005. Helicopter pilot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Fran Tarkenton
football, business

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Asbury Tarkenton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Attended U of Georgia. Drafted by team Minnesota Vikings. Known for ability to scramble.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Neighbors
football

Real/Birth Name:
William Wesley Neighbors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard. Teams University of Alabama, Boston Patriots, Miami Dolphins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George A. Romero
producer, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
George Andrew Romero
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for zombie apocalypse movies Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6604 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry25 October 2017

Tom Brokaw
tv, news

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Brokaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBC news anchor.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gary Bond
actor, singer, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Gary James Bond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the role of Joseph. Also musical Evita.

Ted Koppel
news, tv, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Edward James Martin Koppel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Journalist. TV shows Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning. Became a naturalized citizen of the United States 1962.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

J.M. Coetzee
writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
John Maxwell Coetzee
Also Known As:
J. M. Coetzee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

South African novelist of Boer descent. Became Australian citizen.

Richard Lynch
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Hugh Lynch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Battlestar Galactica, Galactica 1980, Starsky and Hutch, T. J. Hooker, The A-Team, Charmed, Star Trek: The Next Generation.

John Hadl
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Willard Hadl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Kansas, San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers. Coach of team Los Angeles Express.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Rogers
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert E. Rogers
Nickname(s):
B
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Founding member of group The Miracles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of group The Miracles.
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group The Miracles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Miracles.

Smokey Robinson
singer, business, composer, producer, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Robinson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claudette Rogers by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Motown group The Miracles. Formerly called this group The Matadors. Songs Got a Job, Shop Around, Ooh Baby Baby, The Tears of a Clown, My Girl, Since I Lost My Baby. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Album The 35th Anniversary Collection. Movie Hollywood Homicide.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of group The Miracles.
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of group The Miracles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of group The Miracles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry22 February 1983
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Miracles.

John Lewis
activist, US Representative, politician

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Lewis
Nickname(s):
Uncle Robert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A civil rights activist as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Democrat. US Representative from Georgia from 1987.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chet Walker
basketball, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Chester Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward / power forward. Teams Bradley University, Syracuse Nationals, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls. TV series The White Shadow.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jackie Smith
football

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Larue Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 4 inches (193.04 cm)

Brief Facts:

Tight end. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6655 Delmar Boulevard

Peter Fonda
actor, director, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seymour Fonda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Jane Fonda by 2 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Easy Rider, 3:10 to Yuma, Supernova, The Laramie Project, Ulee'sGold, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Ghost Rider.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry15 August 2000
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 301 N. Palm Canyon Drive22 October 2000

Pete Duel
actor, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Deuel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apparent suicide - gunshot wound. TV series Alias Smith and Jones.

Ron Santo
baseball, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Edward Santo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base. Teams Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Howard Hesseman
actor, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
George Howard Hesseman
Also Known As:
Howard Hessman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Head of the Class, One Day at a Time, WKRP in Cincinnati, The New WKRP in Cincinnati, Soap, The Bob Newhart Show. Movies Flight of the Navigator, Halloween II, About Schmidt.

Aldo Andretti
auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
Aldo Andretti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

great uncle of
twin brother of
The same age as Mario Andretti.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Auto racing with his brother until an accident damaged his face.

Joe South
singer, composer, radio, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Alfred Souter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Penned the song (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden for Lynn Anderson. Songs Games People Play, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, Down in the Boondocks. Guitarist for famous artists.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mario Andretti
auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Gabriele Andretti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Aldo Andretti.
grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR and Indianapolis 500 and other auto racing. Became a naturalized United States citizen in 1964.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don Mischer
producer, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Leo Mischer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Producer and director of many live and television events, including award shows, performer specials, and Olympics.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry11 December 2014

Willie Stargell
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Wilver Dornel Stargell
Also Known As:
Wilver Stargell
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Daniel J. Travanti
actor, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Danielo Giovanni Travanti
Also Known As:
Dan Travanty
Dan Travanti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Hill Street Blues, Boss, General Hospital. Movie Just Cause.

Viktor Savinykh
space

Real/Birth Name:
Viktor Petrovich Savinykh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut.

Space Missions:

Soyuz T-13 - Launch only
Soyuz T-14 - Return only
Soyuz T-4
Soyuz TM-4
Soyuz TM-5 - Launch only

Johnny Ventura
singer, bandleader

Real/Birth Name:
Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Merengue music.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Raul Julia
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Raul Rafael Carlos Julia y Arcelay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Addams Family, Tequila Sunrise, Presumed Innocent, Street Fighter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chuck Norris
actor, business, activist, writer, martial arts

Real/Birth Name:
Carlos Ray Norris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Martial Arts movies. Movies Code of Silence, The Delta Force, The President's Man. TV series Walker, Texas Ranger.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry15 December 1989

Dean Torrence
singer, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Ormsby Torrence
Also Known As:
Dean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With Jan Berry as Dean of the surfer group Jan & Dean. Songs The Little Old Lady from Pasadena, Surf City, Dead Man's Curve.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cruisin' Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group Jan & Dean.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1996 as a member of group Jan & Dean.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group Jan & Dean.

Al Jarreau
jazz, singer, Broadway, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Alwin Lopez Jarreau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 28 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Breakin' Away. Songs We're in This Love Together, We Are the World. Broadway musical play Grease.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry6 March 2001

Bruce Snyder
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce Fletcher Snyder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Oregon as a fullback. Coach, teams University of Southern California, Utah State University, Los Angeles Rams, University of California, Arizona State University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Margo Howard
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Margo Lederer
Also Known As:
Margo Coleman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

niece of
first cousin of
daughter of
daughter of
ex-wife of
Older than Ken Howard by 4 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Advice columns Dear Prudence, Dear Margo.

Phil Lesh
musician, singer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Chapman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Grateful Dead. Bassist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of group Grateful Dead.

Mark Medoff
writer, director, actor, educator, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Medoff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Playwright and scrreenwriter. Broadway play Children of a Lesser God given the Tony Award. Play and movie When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?.

Chip Taylor
composer, actor, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
James Wesley Voight
Also Known As:
C. Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Jon Voight by 1 year.
great uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of

Brief Facts:

Songs Wild Thing, Angel of the Morning. Movies Melvin and Howard, Charlie's Angels (2000).

Garland Boyette
football

Real/Birth Name:
Garland Dean Boyette
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Grambling State University, St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Alouettes, Houston Oilers, Houston Texans, Shreveport Steamer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

James Caan
actor, director, rodeo, football

Real/Birth Name:
James Edmund Caan
Nickname(s):
The Jewish Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Countdown, The Program, The Godfather, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, Elf, El Dorado. TV series Las Vegas. Pro rodeo.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry19 July 1978

Nancy Pelosi
politician, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro
Also Known As:
Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

From San Francisco. 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011, the first woman to hold the office. Also House Minority Whip. Elected Speaker again January 2019.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Peter Sachse
actor, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Louis Sachse
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Salli Sachse, until he died.
Older than Salli Sachse by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine as an uncredited passerby. Died when a private plane he was riding crashed into the Pacific near La Jolla, CA. His friend Philip Bent, the pilot and owner, was also killed. The pilot was "showing off".

Jerry Lucas
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Ray Lucas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 8 inches (203.2 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward, center. Teams Ohio State University, Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors, New York Knicks. Olympic Gold Medal 1960.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Barney Frank
politician, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Barnett Frank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Democratic member of the US House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. The first in Congress in a same-sex marriage, on July 7, 2012.

Aliza Gur
actor, model

Real/Birth Name:
Alizia Gross
Also Known As:
Alizia Gur
Aliza Gross
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Bond Girl Vida in movie From Russia with Love. Movie Tarzan and the Jungle Boy. Miss Israel 1960. Birth year also given as 1944.

John Havlicek
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Havlicek
Nickname(s):
Hondo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 5 inches (195.58 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward / shooting guard. Teams Ohio State University, Boston Celtics.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Herbie Hancock
musician, jazz, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist. Multiple Grammy awards. Album The Essential Herbie Hancock. Movie Valerian and the Ciry of a Thousand Planets.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry8 September 1994

Julie Sommars
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Juliana Edith Sommars
Also Known As:
Julie Simone
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Matlock, The Governor & J.J.. Movie Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo.

Margrethe II of Denmark
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid
Also Known As:
Queen of Denmark
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

third cousin once removed of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
granddaughter of
third cousin of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin of
daughter of
mother of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
wife of
Younger than Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark by 5 years.
second cousin once removed of
daughter of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
granddaughter of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
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third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great great granddaughter of
third cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
third cousin once removed of
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second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin of
third cousin of
third cousin of
third cousin of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
great granddaughter of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin of
granddaughter of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
third cousin of
great great granddaughter of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Queen Regnant of Denmark since 1972.

Billy Fury
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wycherley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

UK rock & roll.

Michael Parks
actor, director, singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Samuel Parks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Django Unchained, Argo. TV Series Twin Peaks, Then Came Bronson. Song Long Lonesome Highway.

Sue Grafton
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Sue Taylor Grafton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote mystery novels based on the alphabet - A" is for Alibi, last novel Y" Is for Yesterday. Television movie Love on the Run. TV series Rhoda, Nurse.

Al Pacino
actor, director, writer, producer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo James Pacino
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 7 inches (170.18 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movies 88 Minutes, The Insider, Carlito's Way, The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, The Godfather: Part III, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, The Recruit, Ocean's Thirteen, Righteous Kill. TV miniseries Angels in America. Theatre in New York, with Obie and Tony Awards.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Burt Young
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry De Louise
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Rocky, Once Upon a Time in America, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Mickey Blue Eyes, The Adventures of Pluto Nash.

Ronnie Bond
musician

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald James Bullis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Original drummer, group The Troggs. Songs Wild Thing, With a Girl Like You, Love Is All Around.

Lance Henriksen
actor, painter, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Lance James Henriksen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Color of Night, Aliens, Dog Day Afternoon, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Right Stuff, The Terminator. TV series The Blacklist, Ryan's Hope.

Ricky Nelson
singer, actor, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Hilliard Nelson
Also Known As:
Rick Nelson
Nickname(s):
Rick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than David Nelson by 3 years.
father of
son of
ex-husband of
Older than Kristin Nelson by 5 years.
father of
son of
father of
by adoption uncle of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Band Ricky Nelson Band. Died in a plane crash. He owned an old DC-3. Songs Lonesome Town, Poor Little Fool, Hello Mary Lou, Young World, Be-Bop Baby.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry17 September 1975
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive27 March 1994

Toni Tennille
singer, musician, Broadway, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Cathryn Antoinette Tennille
Also Known As:
Toni Shearer
Tennille
Nickname(s):
Toni
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Captain by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Group Captain & Tennille. Songs Muskrat Love, Love Will Keep Us Together, Shop Around, Do That to Me One More Time. Pronounced "ten-EEL" but original name pronounced "TEN-ull". Backup for group The Beach Boys.

Norman Whitfield
composer, musician, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Jesse Whitfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs for Motown I Heard It through the Grapevine, Cloud Nine, War, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Car Wash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lainie Kazan
actor, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Lainie Levine
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Pixels. TV series The Paper Chase. Broadway musical My Favorite Year won her a Tony Award.

Mickey Newbury
singer, country, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Sims Newbury Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings, Sweet Memories.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Shorty Long
jazz, composer, producer, singer, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick EarlLong
Nickname(s):
Shorty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Motown. Songs Devil with the Blue Dress On, Chantilly Lace, Here Comes the Judge. He and a friend drowned when their boat capsized on the Detroit River in Michigan.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tony Sheridan
musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity
Nickname(s):
the Teacher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Taught George Harrison to play guitar. Recorded song My Bonnie, with group The Beat Brothers, later the band is named The Beatles, in Hamburg.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Beatles.

Bernard Shaw
news

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Shaw
Nickname(s):
Bernie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Journalist on channel CNN.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Levon Helm
singer, musician, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Matt Lavon Helm
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocalist and drummer. Band The Band. Songs The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek, Ophelia, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Movies Shooter, The Right Stuff, Coal Miner's Daughter.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Canada's Walk of Fame 2014 as a member of group The Band.
Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of group The Band.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of group The Band.

Rene Auberjonois
actor, educator, singer, director, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
René Murat Auberjonois
Also Known As:
René Auberjonois
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Benson, Boston Legal. Movies King Kong (1976), The Patriot. Broadway musical plays Coco, Big River, The Good Doctor, Twelfth Night.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Constantine II
royalty

Real/Birth Name:
Constantine II
Also Known As:
King of the Hellenes
Constantine II, King of the Hellenes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

third cousin once removed of
great great great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
grandson of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
uncle of
son of
great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
great grandson of
great great grandson of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great great great grandson of
son of
second cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
grand nephew of
second cousin of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
second cousin of
first cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
grand nephew of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
third cousin of
third cousin of
second cousin once removed of
great great grandson of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
third cousin once removed of
third cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
grandson of
grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin of
younger brother of
Younger than Queen Sofía of Spain by 1 year.
great great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
third cousin once removed of
great grandson of
great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

King of Greece from March 6, 1964 until June 1, 1972 when the monarchy was abolished. Godfather of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Vince Eager
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

West End musical Elvisfor 5 years.

Ronald Pickup
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Alfred Pickup
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time, The Mission, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Tom Jones
singer, tv, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas John Woodward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs It's Not Unusual, She's a Lady, What's New Pussycat. OBE in the 1999 New Year Honours list. Knighted New Year Honours List December 31, 2005.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry29 June 1987

Nancy Sinatra
singer, model, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Sandra Sinatra
Also Known As:
Nancy Sinatra Jr.
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

granddaughter of
granddaughter of
daughter of
older sister of
Older than Frank Sinatra Jr. by 3 years.
daughter of
older sister of
Older than Tina Sinatra by 8 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Tommy Sands by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Songs These Boots Are Made for Walkin', Somethin' Stupid, a duet with her dad. Movies Speedway, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry11 May 2006
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive9 May 2002

Dallas Long
track, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
Dallas Crutcher Long
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 4 inches (193.04 cm)

Brief Facts:

Shot put, discus throw. Olympic Gold Medal 1964.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Taylor Wang
space, scientist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Taylor Gun-Jin Wang
Also Known As:
Taylor G. Wang
Wáng Gànjùn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. US citizenship in 1975. The first ethnic Chinese person to go into space.

Space Missions:

STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Bobby Bell
football

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Lee Bell
Also Known As:
Bobby Lee Bell Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker/defensive end. Team Kansas City Chiefs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sue Raney
singer, jazz, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Raelene Claire Claussen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Big band singer, with Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Stan Kenton Orchestra.

John Mahoney
actor

Real/Birth Name:
John Mahoney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Frasier. Movies The American President, Eight Men Out. US citizen in 1959.

Mariette Hartley
actor, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Loretta Hartley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Marnie, 1969, Encino Man, Ride the High Country. TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, To Have & to Hold, Peyton Place, One Life to Live.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry11 June 1987

Adam Faith
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Terence Nelhams-Wright
Also Known As:
Terry Nelhams
Terence "Terry" Nelhams-Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

He was unaware his surname was Nelhams-Wright until he applied for a passport and obtained his birth certificate. He was known as Terry Nelhams. TV series Drumbeat. Movie Foxes. Songs What Do You Want?, Poor Me, Someone Else's Baby, Don't That Beat All. Also a financial journalist.

Stuart Sutcliffe
musician, bassist, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe
Nickname(s):
Stu
the Fifth Beatle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist. Invented the group's name: The Beatles. Left the band; died soon after.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Beatles.

Wilma Rudolph
track

Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she won three Olympic titles.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgi Ivanov
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Georgi Ivanov Kakalov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. Changed his family name to Ivanov, because his original surname Kakalov occasionally had negative connotations in Russian.

Space Missions:

Soyuz 33 (1979)
Salyut 6 docking failed due to main engine failure and Igla docking system failure. The de-orbit burn was made using the backup engine

Fontella Bass
singer, R&B, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Fontella Bass
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Rescue Me which she co-wrote.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6691 Delmar Boulevard2000

Jeannie Seely
country, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Marilyn Jeanne Seely
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Hank Cochran by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Song Don't Touch Me.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ringo Starr
actor, singer, photographer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Starkey
Also Known As:
Sir Richard Starkey
Sir Ringo Starr
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Barbara Bach by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Drummer for the group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and the rock band The Beatles. Later, his own band Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Received MBE. Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Caveman. Book Photograph. Knighted in 2018 New Year Honours.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry8 February 2010
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Beatles.

Joe B. Mauldin
musician, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Benson Mauldin Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for the band The Cricketswth Buddy Holly.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of group The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of group The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of group The Crickets.

Patrick Stewart
actor, knighted, activist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Hewes Stewart
Also Known As:
Sir Patrick Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Movies Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Nemesis, X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand. Appointed OBE 2001. Knighted 2010.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater16 December 1996

Paul Prudhomme
cook, business, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Prudhomme
Also Known As:
Gene Autry Prudhomme
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chef specializing in creole cuisine. Wrote cookbooks, owned restaurants.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Verne Lundquist
football, sports analyst, actor, game show

Real/Birth Name:
Merton Laverne Lundquist Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Golden Throat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Bowling for Dollars, Sunday Night Football. Called Winter Olympics figure skating events.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

James Brolin
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Craig Kenneth Bruderlin
Nickname(s):
Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Barbra Streisand by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Older than Jan Smithers by 8 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

At age of 20 changed his name. TV series Marcus Welby, M.D. in role of Dr. Steven Kiley. TV series Pensacola: Wings of Gold. Movies Traffic, Gas Food Lodging.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry27 August 1998

Joe Torre
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Paul Torre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher, first base, third base. Teams Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals. Manager same teams plus New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard (special)20 June 2008 as a member of team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dave Fisher
singer, folk

Real/Birth Name:
David Louis Fisher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Highwaymen (folk music). Songs Michael, Row the Boat Ashore, Cotton Fields, All My Trials, Big Rock Candy Mountain.

Alex Trebek
tv, game show, actor

Real/Birth Name:
George Alexander Trebek
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Host of TV game shows Jeopardy!, To Tell the Truth. Became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1998.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6501 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry17 May 1999

Don Imus
radio, tv

Real/Birth Name:
John Donald Imus Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Syndicated talk radio show Imus in the Morning. Controversy over racist remarks.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Pennel
track

Real/Birth Name:
John Thomas Pennel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pole vaulter. In 1969, he set his fourth and final world record, 17-10¼ (5.44 m) in the pole vault.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dobie Gray
singer, country, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Victor Ainsworth
Laurence Darrow Brown
Also Known As:
Larry Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Country soul singer. Theatre - play The Beard. Song Drift Away ("Give me the beat, boys, ...".) There is some doubt about his real name.

Lance Alworth
football

Real/Birth Name:
Lance Dwight Alworth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Martin Sheen
actor, activist, director

Real/Birth Name:
Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
husband of
Older than Janet Sheen by 3 years.
older brother of
Older than Joe Estevez by 5 years.
grandfather of
father of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bobby, The Way, The Departed, Apocalypse Now, The Execution of Private Slovik, The American President. TV series The West Wing.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry22 August 1989

Bobby Braddock
composer, country, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Valentine Braddock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song I Wanna Talk About Me recorded by Toby Keith.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roman Gabriel
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles. As coach, teams Cal Poly Pomona, Boston Breakers, Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Louise Sorel
actor, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Louise Jacqueline Cohen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Herb Edelman by 6 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Ken Howard by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series (soaps) Days of Our Lives, Beacon Hill, Santa Barbara. Movie Airplane II: The Sequel.

Dennis Tito
space

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Anthony Tito
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first space tourist to fund his own trip into space.

Space Missions:

Bobby Hatfield
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Hatfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Righteous Brothers. Songs You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Unchained Melody. Died of heart problems mixed with cocaine drug use. See also Bill Medley.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dash Crofts
musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell George Crofts
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of soft rock duo Seals & Crofts. Songs Summer Breeze, Diamond Girl. Drummer.

Jill St. John
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jill Arlyn Oppenheim
Also Known As:
Jill Oppenheim
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Jack Jones by 2 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than Lance Reventlow by 4 years.
wife of
Younger than Robert Wagner by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Concrete Jungle, Tony Rome, Diamonds Are Forever, The Lost World. TV series Emerald Point N.A.S.. Role of Bond Girl Tiffany Case in movie Diamonds Are Forever.

Johnny Nash
singer, composer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
John Lester Nash Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Can See Clearly Now, (What A) Wonderful World, Tears on My Pillow. Also reggae.

Bill McCartney
football, coach, religion, writer

Real/Birth Name:
William Paul McCartney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team University of Colorado.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tony Bill
producer, director, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Gerard Anthony Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Sting, Flyboys, Untamed Heart.

James Brady
politician, activist

Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Brady
Also Known As:
James S. Brady
Nickname(s):
Jim
Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 25 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

News secretary to Ronald Reagan. Wounded and paralyzed by the same assailant who shot the president in 1981.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Thompson
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
John Hadley Payne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Breaker Morant, The Great Gatsby, Broken Arrow.

Judy Levitt
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Levitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
wife of
Younger than Walter Koenig by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies InAlienable, Moontrap, Scream of the Bikini, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Shadow Morton
composer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
George Francis Morton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Leader of the Pack, Remember (Walking in the Sand).

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Raquel Welch
actor, model, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Jo Raquel Tejada
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Model and spokesmodel. Movie One Million Years B.C. she wrestled Martine Beswick. Movie Myra Breckinridge.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry8 June 1996

Buck Buchanan
football

Real/Birth Name:
Junious Buchanan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Team Kansas City Chiefs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Brian De Palma
director

Real/Birth Name:
Brian Russell De Palma
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gale Anne Hurd by 15 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Nancy Allen by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Blow Out.

Linda Gray
actor, director, producer, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Linda Ann Gray
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dallas, Models, Inc., The Bold and the Beautiful, Melrose Place.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Larry Brown
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harvey Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams, as a point guard North Carolina University, New Orleans Buccaneers, Virginia Squires, Denver Rockets. Teams, as coach Carolina Cougars, Denver Nuggets, UCLA, New Jersey Nets, University of Kansas, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Bobcats, Southern Mrthodist University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Merlin Olsen
football, actor, model, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Merlin Jay Olsen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lineman, football team Los Angeles Rams, the Fearsome Foursome. TV shows Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy. Spokesmodel on television commercials. Sports analyst.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bill Medley
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
William Thomas Medley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

One of group The Righteous Brothers. Song You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. Refer to Bobby Hatfield.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Johnny Weissmuller Jr.
actor

Real/Birth Name:
John Scott Weissmuller Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies THX 1138, American Graffiti, Shame of the Jungle.

Aleksandr Ivanchenkov
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut, flight engineer.

Space Missions:

John Lennon
actor, singer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Also Known As:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cynthia Lennon by 1 year.
father of
father of
husband of
Yoko Ono, until he died.
Younger than Yoko Ono by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Rock Group The Beatles. Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Murdered on the street in New York.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of group The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of group The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry30 September 1988
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group The Beatles.

Chris Farlowe
singer, musician, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Deighton
Also Known As:
Little Joe Cook
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

English R&B - also guitarist. Song Out of Time by Mick Jagger.

Pharoah Sanders
musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Farrell Sanders
Ferrell Sanders
Also Known As:
Pharaoh Sanders
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz tenor saxophonist. Albums Karma, Thembi, Jewels of Thought. Grammy Award winner. Name suggested by Sun Ra. His name is spelled with ending "oah" rather than the common spelling Pharaoh.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Joe
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, AFL teams Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets. Head coach team Miles College.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cliff Richard
singer, knighted, musician, activist, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Roger Webb
Also Known As:
Sir Cliff Richard
Blacknight
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

UK pop singer, knighted in 1995. Group Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Songs Move It, Devil Woman, We Don't Talk Anymore. Appointed OBE 1984.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Barry Corbin
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Barrie Corbin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies No Country for Old Men, In the Country of Elah, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, WarGames. TV series Northern Exposure, One Tree Hill.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Michael Gambon
actor, Broadway, Tony Award, knighted, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Michael John Gambon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Good Shepherd, The Insider, Quartet, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Book of Eli, The King's Speech, Brideshead Revisited. Awarded the CBE in 1992 and was knighted in the 1998 Queen's New Year Honours List.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Julie Parrish
model, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Joyce Wilbar
Also Known As:
Joyce Wilbar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 20 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Doberman Gang.

Ellie Greenwich
composer, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Eleanor Louise Greenwich
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Jeff Barry, until she died.
Younger than Jeff Barry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced GREN-itch. Wrote or co-wrote songs Be My Baby, Da Doo Ron Ron, Chapel of Love, Leader of the Pack, River Deep, Mountain High.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pelé
soccer, activist, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Edison Arantes do Nascimento
Also Known As:
Pele
Edson
Nickname(s):
The King of Football
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian soccer star. The IOC named him Athlete of the Century in 1999.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Knight
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Mpntgomery Knight
Also Known As:
Robert M. Knight
Nickname(s):
Bobby
The General
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a coach, known for his temper. Forward at team Ohio State University. Coach, teams United States Military Academy, Indiana University, US Men's Olympic Team, Texas Tech University. Olympic Gold Medal 1984.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gennady Strekalov
space

Real/Birth Name:
Gennady Mikhailovich Strekalov
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cosmonaut. A Soyuz failed on launch when emergency system saved the crew before the rocket exploded. Over 268 days in space.

Space Missions:

Soyuz T-10 - Return only
Soyuz T-10A
Soyuz T-11 - Launch only
Soyuz T-3
Soyuz T-8 (1983)
Salyut 7, docking failed due to a broken antenna
Soyuz TM-10
Soyuz TM-21 - Launch only
STS-71 - Return only
Shuttle Atlantis, launched June 27, 1995

Duration: 9d 19h.

Connie Mack III
Senator, business, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Senator from Florida from 1989 to 2001. House of Representatives from Florida from 1983 to 1989. Banker. Director of various corporations.

Elke Sommer
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elke Schletz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 28 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Art of Love, A Shot in the Dark.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive7 December 2001

Barbara Boxer
Senator, activist, politician, US Representative, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Levy
Also Known As:
Barbara Levy Boxer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 22 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 11 inches (149.86 cm)

Brief Facts:

US Representative 1983-1993. US Senator from California 1993-2017. Democrat.

Mike Melvill
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Winston Melvill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

June 21, 2004 - 62 year old test pilot of the first private flight to space on June 21, 2004 - over 100 Km (62.2 mi) - in the SpaceShipOne, built by Burt Rutan. Flight qualifies him as an astronaut, the first "commercial" astronaut. Became a US citizen in 1972.

Space Missions:

SpaceShipOne flight 15P (2004)
A suborbital air-launched spaceplane that completed the first manned private spaceflight. Built by Scaled Composites.
SpaceShipOne flight 16P
A suborbital air-launched spaceplane.

Carol Connors
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Annette Kleinbard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 20 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Singer, group The Teddy Bears under her real name. Song To Know Him Is to Love Him. Changed name legally. Co-composed for movie The Rescuers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive16 January 1999

Sam Waterston
actor, director, producer, Broadway, Tony Award, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Atkinson Waterston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Law & Order, The Newsroom. Spokesman in television advertisements for TD Ameritrade. Movies Miss Sloane, The Enemy Within, The Killing Fields, Serial Mom. Broadway play Abe Lincoln in Illinois nominated for a Tony Award.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry7 January 2010

Tony Butala
singer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Francis Butala
Also Known As:
Tony Butula
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Founder of group The Lettermen and lead singer. Songs The Way You Look Tonight, When I Fall in Love, Theme from a Summer Place, Goin' Out of My Head, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Put Your Head on My Shoulder.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of group The Lettermen.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Lettermen.
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry24 February 2020 as a member of group The Lettermen.

Dr. John
singer, blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
Also Known As:
Mac Rebennack
Dr. John the Night Tripper
Dr. John Creaux
Nickname(s):
Mac
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Gris Gris, In the Right Place. Movies Lightning in a Bottle, Blues Brothers 2000. Pianist.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Terry Gilliam
writer, actor, director

Real/Birth Name:
Terence Vance Gilliam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of comedy group Monty Python. Movie Time Bandits.

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Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group Monty Python.

Paul Tagliabue
football, commissioner, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Paul John Tagliabue
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The former Commissioner of the National Football League, 1989-2006.

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Joe Gibbs
football, coach, auto racing, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Jackson Gibbs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR and hot rod racing. Coach team Washington Redskins, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers.

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Percy Sledge
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Percy Tyrone Sledge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song When a Man Loves a Woman.

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Reinhard Furrer
space, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Reinhard Alfred Furrer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Physicist.

Space Missions:

STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Robert Ringwald
actor, musician, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Scott Ringwald
Also Known As:
Bob Ringwald
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Blind jazz pianist. Movie for television Twice Upon a Time.

Bruce Lee
actor, martial arts

Real/Birth Name:
Lee Jun Fan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Martial arts movies.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry28 April 1993

Denny Doherty
singer, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Mamas & The Papas. Songs California Dreamin', Monday, Monday, Dedicated to the One I Love.

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Alan Landers
model, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Stewart Levine
Nickname(s):
the Winston Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Appeared in Winston cigarette ads as a spokesmodel in the 1960s and 1970s. Died of throat cancer. Active anti-smoking advocate later in life.

J.C. Quinn
actor, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
J.C. Quinn
Also Known As:
J. C. Quinn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Program, Primary Colors, Days of Thunder, The Abyss, Turner & Hooch, Vision Quest, Silkwood, Brubaker. Died in a car crash in Mexico.

Richard Pryor
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Superman III, Silver Streak, Blue Collar.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry20 May 1993

Willie Brown
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Ferdie Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 1 day after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Oakland Raiders.

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Mike Minor
actor, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Fedderson
Also Known As:
Michael Minor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series All My Children, Another World, As the World Turns, The Edge of Night, Petticoat Junction.

Donna Mills
actor, producer, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Donna Jean Miller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 8 days before her 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Joy, Play Misty for Me. TV series Knots Landing, General Hospital, Melrose Place, The Good Life, The Secret Storm.

Dionne Warwick
singer, actor, producer, composer, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Dionne Warrick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 9 days before her 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
niece of
older sister of
Older than Dee Dee Warwick by 4 years.
first cousin of
daughter of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dionne and Friends, Solid Gold. Voice actor on TV series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Sang title song for The Love Boat. Her last name was misspelled on the label of her first single in 1962 - she changed to Warwick.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry12 December 1985

Tom Brown (safety)
football

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas William Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 9 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Safety. Teams University of Maryland, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins. Baseball teams Wahington Senators, York White Roses before pro football.

Nick Buoniconti
football, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 12 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Middle Linebacker. Teams Boston Patriots, Miami Dolphins.

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Phil Ochs
singer, composer, activist, writer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Philip David Ochs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Folk-protest singer in th 60s. Suicide by hanging.

Frank Zappa
musician, singer, composer, actor, director, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Vincent Zappa
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 17 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
husband of
Gail Zappa, until he died.
Older than Gail Zappa by 4 years.
uncle of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founded the group The Mothers of Invention, then on his own. Song Valley Girl with daughter Moon Zappa. Album Jazz from Hell won a Grammy Award.

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Phil Spector
producer, criminal, composer, actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Phillip Spector
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 23 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ronnie Spector by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Convicted of second degree murder of Lana Clarkson, sentenced to 19 years to life. Bit part in movie Easy Rider. Famed for rock and roll recordings with what he called "a Wall of Sound" - a full set of musicians adding a stronger sound. Composed and performed song To Know Him Is to Love Him with group The Teddy Bears. Song Da Doo Ron Ron.

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Don Francisco
tv

Real/Birth Name:
Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld
Also Known As:
Mario Kreutzberger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 25 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television host on channel Univision.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry8 June 2001

Tim Considine
actor, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Daniel Considine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 28 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series My Three Sons.
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