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BORN 1931

Turning 90 in 2021

Webmaster's Note: Individuals born in 1931 are not added to this page until they turn 90. 

  Bobbie Nelson
American pianist and singer
01/01/1931
  Alfred Brendel
Czechoslovakian-born Austrian pianist
01/05/1931
  Robert Duvall
American Oscar-winning actor, The Godfather, Tender Mercies
01/05/1931
  Mack Mattingly
American politician, Georgia senator (1981-1987)
01/07/1931
  Ron Galella
American paparazzo
01/10/1931
  Caterina Valente
French-born Italian singer, guitarist, and actress
01/14/1931
  James Earl Jones
American actor, The Great White Hope, Star Wars
01/17/1931
  Douglas Wilder
American politician, Virginia governor (1990-1994)
01/17/1931
  Robert MacNeil
Canadian-born American journalist, co-anchor of The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour
01/19/1931
  David Lee
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
01/20/1931
  Dries van Agt
Dutch prime minister (1977-1982)
02/02/1931
  Judith Viorst
American writer, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
02/02/1931
  Isabel Perón
Argentinian president (1974-1976)
02/04/1931
  Mamie Van Doren
American actress, Sex Kittens Go to College, and singer
02/06/1931
  Claire Bloom
English actress, Limelight, The Haunting
02/15/1931
  James Abourezk
American politician, South Dakota representative (1971-1973), and senator (1973-1979)
02/24/1931
  Dominic Chianese
American actor, The Godfather Part II, TV's The Sopranos
02/24/1931
  Mikhail Gorbachev
Russian politician, President of the Soviet Union (1990-1991), and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
03/02/1931
  Carmen de Lavallade
American dancer, choreographer, and actress
03/06/1931
  John McPhee
American journalist and writer, Annals of the Former World
03/08/1931
  Rupert Murdoch
Australian-born American newspaper publisher and media entrepreneur
03/11/1931
  Hal Linden
American actor, TV's Barney Miller
03/20/1931
  William Shatner
Canadian actor, Miss Congeniality, TV's Star Trek, Boston Legal
03/22/1931
  Daniel Ellsberg
American military analyst and researcher, leaked the Pentagon Papers
04/07/1931
  Ted Kotcheff
Canadian motion picture director, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Weekend at Bernie's
04/07/1931
  Michel Deville
French motion picture director and screenwriter, Death in a French Garden
04/13/1931
  Fred Brooks
American computer scientist
04/19/1931
  Lee H. Hamilton
American politician, Indiana representative (1965-1999)
04/20/1931
  Bridget Riley
English painter
04/24/1931
  Frank Auerbach
German-born English painter
04/29/1931
  Bill Clay
American politician, Missouri representative (1969-2001)
04/30/1931
  Willie Mays
American baseball player and coach
05/06/1931
  Vance D. Brand
American astronaut
05/09/1930
  Joseph Califano
American government official, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1977-1979)
05/15/1931
  Lowell Weicker
American politician, Connecticut representative (1969-1971), senator (1971-1989), and governor (1991-1995)
05/16/1931
  Robert Morse
American actor, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, TV's Mad Men
05/18/1931
  George Shapiro
American talent agent and television producer, Seinfeld
05/18/1931
  Barbara Barrie
American actress, Breaking Away, TV's Barney Miller
05/23/1931
  Irwin Winkler
American motion picture producer, Rocky, Raging Bull
05/25/1931
  Philip Kotler
American marketing strategist, known as the father of modern marketing
05/27/1931
  Carroll Baker
American actress, Baby Doll, Ironweed
05/28/1931
  Audrey Flack
American painter and scupltor
05/30/1931
  Raúl Castro
Cuban president (2008-2018)
06/03/1931
  Carmen Dell'Orefice
American model
06/03/1931
  John Norman
American writer, the Gor series of fantasy novels
06/03/1931
  Virginia McKenna
English actress, Born Free, and wildlife activist
06/07/1931
  Claudia Andujar
Swiss-born Brazilian photographer and advocate for the Amazon's indigenous people
06/12/1931
  Irvin D. Yalom
American psychiatrist and writer, When Nietzsche Wept
06/13/1931
  Marla Gibbs
American actress, TV's The Jeffersons, 227
06/14/1931
  Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Brazilian president (1995-2002)
06/18/1931
  James Tolkan
American actor, Back to the Future, Top Gun
06/20/1931
  Leslie Caron
French/American actress, An American in Paris, Gigi
07/01/1931
  Stanislav Grof
Czechoslovakian-born American psychiatrist, pioneer of transpersonal psychology
07/01/1931
  Alice Munro
Canadian Nobel Prize-winning writer, Runaway
07/10/1931
  Arata Isozaki
Japanese architect
07/23/1931
  Jan Troell
Swedish motion picture director, The Emigrants, The New Land
07/23/1931
  Robert Colbert
American actor, TV's The Time Tunnel
07/26/1931
  Darryl Hickman
American actor, The Grapes of Wrath, and television executive
07/28/1931
  Kenny Burrell
American jazz guitarist
07/31/1931
  Ramblin' Jack Elliott
American folk singer and musician
08/01/1931
  Roger Penrose
English Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and theoretical physicist
08/08/1931
  Seymour Chwast
American illustrator and graphic designer
08/18/1931
  Art Fry
American scientist and inventor, co-creator of the Post-it Note
08/19/1931
  Don King
American boxing promoter
08/20/1931
  Barbara Eden
American actress, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, TV's I Dream of Jeannie
08/23/1931
  Hamilton O. Smith
American Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist
08/23/1931
  Alan Simpson
American politician, Wyoming senator (1979-1997)
09/02/1931
  Mitzi Gaynor
American singer, dancer, and actress, South Pacific
09/04/1931
  Sander Levin
American politician, Michigan representative (1983-2019)
09/06/1931
  Bill Persky
American television writer, director, and producer, The Dick Van Dyke Show
09/09/1931
  Philip Baker Hall
American actor, Boogie Nights, Argo
09/10/1931
  Silvia Pinal
Mexican actress, Viridiana
09/12/1931
  Barbara Bain
American actress, TV's Mission: Impossible, Space: 1999
09/13/1931
  Adrienne Kennedy
American playwright, Funnyhouse of a Negro
09/13/1931
  Alain Cavalier
French motion picture director and screenwriter, Thérèse
09/14/1931
  Malachy McCourt
American actor, TV's Ryan's Hope, Oz
09/20/1931
  Fay Weldon
English writer, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
09/22/1931
  Angie Dickinson
American actress, Dressed to Kill, TV's Police Woman
09/30/1931
  Glenn Hall
Canadian hockey player
10/03/1931
  Denise Scott Brown
Northern Rhodesian-born American architect
10/03/1931
  Desmond Tutu
South African archbishop, anti-apartheid activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
10/07/1931
  Isadore Sharp
Canadian hotelier, founder and chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
10/08/1931
  Sofia Gubaidulina
Russian composer, Offertorium
10/24/1931
  Dan Rather
American journalist and broadcaster
10/31/1931
  Don Walsh
American oceanographer
11/02/1931
  Monica Vitti
Italian actress, L'Avventura, Modesty Blaise
11/03/1931
  Thomas Pickering
American ambassador
11/05/1931
  Charles Taylor
Canadian philosopher
11/05/1931
  Whitey Herzog
American baseball player, coach, and manager
11/09/1931
  Mary Louise Wilson
American actress, Zelig, TV's One Day at a Time
11/12/1931
  Norman Mineta
American politician, California representative (1975-1993), and cabinet member
11/12/1931
  Mwai Kibaki
Kenyan president (2002-2013)
11/15/1931
  Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Argentinian human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
11/26/1931
  Dervla Murphy
Irish travel writer, Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle
11/28/1931
  Edwin Meese
American government official, Attorney General (1985-1988)
12/02/1931

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