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  Joss Ackland
English actor, White Mischief, The Mighty Ducks
02/29/1928
  Valdas Adamkus
Lithuanian president (1998-2003, 2004-2009)
11/03/1926
  Lee Adams
American lyricist, Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie, Applause
08/14/1924
  Jerry Adler
American actor, TV's Mad About You, The Sopranos
02/04/1929
  Etel Adnan
Lebanese-born American poet and painter
02/24/1925
  Adonis
Syrian-born Lebanese poet and literary critic
01/01/1930
  Mario Adorf
Swiss-born German actor, The Tin Drum
09/08/1930
  Yaacov Agam
Israeli sculptor
05/11/1928
  Isamu Akasaki
Japanese Nobel Prize-winning physicist
01/30/1929
  Toshiko Akiyoshi
Japanese-born American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist
12/12/1929
  Hans Albert
German philosopher
02/08/1921
  Buzz Aldrin
American astronaut, second person to walk on the Moon
01/20/1930
  Pierre Alechinsky
Belgian painter
10/19/1927
  Marshall Allen
American jazz saxophonist, member of the Sun Ra Arkestra
05/25/1924
  Lucine Amara
American opera singer
03/01/1925
  Ed Ames
American singer and actor, TV's Daniel Boone
07/09/1927
  Bud Anderson
American World War II triple ace fighter pilot
01/13/1922
  Roger Angell
American sportswriter and editor, The New Yorker
09/19/1920
  Kenneth Anger
American actor, filmmaker, Scorpio Rising, and writer, Hollywood Babylon
02/03/1927
  Ray Anthony
American bandleader and trumpeter
01/20/1922
  Iris Apfel
American interior designer and fashion icon
08/29/1921
  Werner Arber
Swiss Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist
06/03/1929
  Bill Archer
American politician, Texas representative (1971-2001)
03/22/1928
  George Ariyoshi
American politician, Hawaii governor (1974-1986)
03/12/1926
  George Armstrong
Canadian hockey player
07/06/1930
  Kjell Askildsen
Norwegian writer, A Sudden Liberating Thought
09/30/1929
  Ed Asner
American actor, Up, TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant
11/15/1929
  John Astin
American actor, TV's The Addams Family
03/30/1930
  David Attenborough
English naturalist and television host, Life on Earth
05/08/1926
  Hugues Aufray
French singer and songwriter
08/18/1929
  Robert Aumann
German-born American/Israeli Nobel Prize-winning mathematician
06/08/1930
  Burt Bacharach
American pianist and songwriter, "Alfie", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
05/12/1928
  Robert Badinter
French lawyer, government official, and anti-death penalty activist
03/30/1928
  James Baker
American government official, Secretary of State (1989-1992)
04/28/1930
  Édouard Balladur
French prime minister (1993-1995)
05/02/1929
  Albert Bandura
Canadian-born American psychologist, originated social cognitive theory
12/04/1925
  Lynne Reid Banks
English writer, The L-Shaped Room, The Indian in the Cupboard
07/31/1929
  Chris Barber
English jazz trombonist and bandleader
04/17/1930
  Bob Barker
American game show host, Truth or Consequences, The Price Is Right
12/12/1923
  James Barnor
Ghanaian photographer
06/06/1929
  John Barth
American writer, Lost in the Funhouse
05/27/1930
  Bonnie Bartlett
American actress, TV's Little House on the Prairie, St. Elsewhere
06/20/1929
  Byrd Baylor
American children's writer, Hawk, I'm Your Brother
03/28/1924
  Aaron T. Beck
American psychiatrist, developed cognitive behavior therapy
07/18/1921
  Howard S. Becker
American sociologist, author of Outsiders
04/18/1928
  Julius W. Becton, Jr.
American government official, Director of FEMA (1985-1989)
06/29/1926
  Esther Béjarano
German Holocaust survivor, member of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz
12/15/1924
  Harry Belafonte
American singer, "The Banana Boat Song", actor, and activist
03/01/1927
  Benedict XVI
German pope (2005-2013)
04/16/1927
  Tony Bennett
American singer, "Rags to Riches", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"
08/03/1926
  Harry Benson
Scottish photographer
12/02/1929
  Paul Berg
American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist
06/30/1926
  Alan Bergman
American songwriter, "The Way We Were", collaborator with spouse Marilyn Bergman
09/11/1925
  Marilyn Bergman
American songwriter, "The Windmills of Your Mind", collaborator with spouse Alan Bergman
11/10/1929
  Marianne Bernadotte
Swedish actress, royal, and philanthropist
07/15/1924
  Walter Bernstein
American screenwriter, The Front, Semi-Tough
08/20/1919
  Val Bisoglio
American actor, Saturday Night Fever, TV’s Quincy, M.E.
05/07/1926
  George Blake
Dutch-born English spy, worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union
11/11/1922
  Hans Blix
Swedish politician and diplomat, United Nations weapons inspector (2000-2003)
06/28/1928
  Herbert Blomstedt
American-born Swedish conductor
07/11/1927
  W. Michael Blumenthal
German-born American government official, Secretary of the Treasury (1977-1979)
01/03/1926
  Robert Bly
American poet, Iron John: A Book About Men
12/23/1926
  Ann Blyth
American actress, Mildred Pierce, The Helen Morgan Story
08/16/1928
  Gottfried Böhm
German architect
01/23/1920
  Claude Bolling
French jazz pianist and composer
04/10/1930
  Richard Bonynge
Australian conductor and pianist
09/29/1930
  George Booth
American cartoonist, frequent contributor to The New Yorker
06/28/1926
  Frank Borman
American astronaut
03/14/1928
  Michel Bouquet
French actor, Toto the Hero, Renoir
11/06/1925
  Bobby Bowden
American football coach
11/08/1929
  Nicholas Brady
American government official, Secretary of the Treasury (1988-1993)
04/11/1930
  Peter Brook
English theater and motion picture director, Marat/Sade
03/21/1925
  Mel Brooks
American actor, screenwriter, and motion picture director, The Producers, Blazing Saddles
06/28/1926
  Bobby Brown
American baseball player and executive, American League president (1984-1994)
10/25/1924
  June Brown
English actress, TV's EastEnders
02/16/1927
  Robert Brown
American actor, TV’s Here Come the Brides
11/17/1926
  Ashley Bryan
American children's writer and illustrator, Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum
07/13/1923
  James L. Buckley
American politician, New York senator (1971-1977)
03/09/1923
  Frederick Buechner
American theologian and writer, The Book of Bebb, Godric
07/11/1926
  Warren Buffett
American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist
08/30/1930
  Eve Bunting
Northern-Irish born American children's writer, Smoky Night
12/19/1928
  Jack Burke, Jr.
American golfer
01/29/1923
  Mangosuthu Buthelezi
South African politician and Zulu tribal leader
08/27/1928
  Bill Butler
American cinematographer, Jaws, Grease
04/07/1921
  Robert Butler
American motion picture and television director, Batman, Hill Street Blues
11/16/1927
  Alexander Butterfield
American White House aide, revealed existence of Nixon tapes during Watergate scandal
04/06/1926
  Dick Button
American Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater and skating analyst
07/18/1929
  José Manuel Caballero
Spanish novelist and poet
11/11/1926
  Cándido Camero
Cuban-born jazz percussionist
04/22/1921
  William Campbell
Irish-born American Nobel Prize-winning parasitologist
06/28/1930
  Pierre Cardin
Italian-born French fashion designer
07/02/1922
  Eric Carle
American children's writer and illustrator, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
06/25/1929
  Lennart Carleson
Swedish mathematician
03/18/1928
  Estela De Carlotto
Argentinian human rights activist
10/22/1930
  Lou Carnesecca
American basketball coach
01/05/1925
  Carleton Carpenter
American actor, Three Little Words, Summer Stock
07/10/1926
  Pat Carroll
American actress, The Little Mermaid, TV's Make Room for Daddy
05/05/1927
  Jimmy Carter
American president (1977-1981), humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
10/01/1924
  Rosalynn Carter
American First Lady (1977-1981) and humanitarian
08/18/1927
  Lauro Cavazos
American government official, Secretary of Education (1988-1990)
01/04/1927
  Nino Cerruti
Italian fashion designer and businessman
09/25/1930
  Violeta Chamorro
Nicaraguan president (1990-1997)
10/18/1929
  Noam Chomsky
American linguist and political activist
12/07/1928
  Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat
French mathematician and physicist
12/29/1923
  Muazzez İlmiye Çığ
Turkish archeologist
06/20/1914
  Dick Clark
American politician, Iowa senator (1973-1979)
09/14/1928
  Ramsey Clark
American human rights lawyer and government official, Attorney General (1967-1969)
12/18/1927
  Robert Clary
French-born American actor, TV’s Hogan’s Heroes
03/01/1926
  Beverly Cleary
American children's writer, the Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby series
04/12/1916
  Phyllis Coates
American actress, TV's Adventures of Superman
01/15/1927
  Arthur Cohn
Swiss motion picture producer, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
02/04/1927
  Sean Connery
Scottish Oscar-winning actor, the James Bond film series, The Untouchables
08/25/1930
  Michael Constantine
American actor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, TV's Room 222
05/22/1927
  Lou Conter
American World War II veteran, survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Arizona
09/13/1921
  Carole Cook
American actress, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, TV's The Lucy Show
01/14/1924
  Charles H. Coolidge
American World War II Medal of Honor recipient
08/04/1921
  Joan Ganz Cooney
American television producer, Sesame Street, The Electric Company
11/30/1929
  Leon Cooper
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
02/28/1930
  Martin Cooper
American engineer, invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone
12/26/1928
  Pat Cooper
American comedian and actor, Analyze This
07/31/1929
  Elias James Corey
American Nobel Prize-winning organic chemist
07/12/1928
  Roger Corman
American motion picture producer and director, The Little Shop of Horrors
04/05/1926
  Mary Costa
American opera singer, voiced Princess Aurora in Disney's Sleeping Beauty
04/05/1930
  Bob Cousy
American basketball player and coach
08/09/1928
  Harvey Cox
American theologian
05/19/1929
  Michael Craig
English/Australian actor and screenwriter, The Angry Silence
01/27/1929
(Some sources cite 1928)
  Roger Craig
American baseball player, coach, and manager
02/17/1930
  Bernard Cribbins
English actor, The Mouse on the Moon
12/29/1928
  Norm Crosby
American comedian
09/15/1927
  Bill Crow
American jazz bassist
12/27/1927
  George Crumb
American composer, Echoes of Time and the River
10/24/1929
  John Cullum
American singer and actor, Broadway's Shenandoah, TV's Northern Exposure
03/02/1930
  Arlene Dahl
American actress, Three Little Words, Journey to the Center of the Earth
08/11/1925
  Barbara Dane
American singer and activist
05/12/1927
  William Daniels
American actor, The Graduate, TV's St. Elsewhere, Boy Meets World
03/31/1927
  Richard Davis
American jazz bassist
04/15/1930
  Laurent de Brunhoff
French/American children's writer and illustrator, the Babar the Elephant series
08/30/1925
  Len Deighton
English writer, The IPCRESS File, Funeral in Berlin
02/18/1929
  Jacques Delors
French statesman, European Commission president (1985-1995)
07/20/1925
  Luis de Pablo
Spanish composer
01/28/1930
  David Dinkins
American politician, New York City mayor (1990-1993)
07/10/1927
  Betty Dodson
American sex educator, author of Sex for One: The Joy of Selfloving
08/24/1929
  Christoph von Dohnányi
German conductor
09/08/1929
  Charles Dolan
American media mogul, founded Cablevision and HBO
10/16/1926
  Bob Dole
American politician, Kansas senator (1969-96), and 1996 Republican presidential nominee
07/22/1923
  Lou Donaldson
American jazz saxophonist
11/01/1926
  Richard Donner
American motion picture director, Superman, Lethal Weapon
04/24/1930
  Raymond Donovan
American government official, Secretary of Labor (1981-1985)
08/31/1930
  Paul Dooley
American actor, Breaking Away, Popeye
02/22/1928
  Balkrishna Doshi
Indian architect
08/26/1927
  Peggy Dow
American actress, Harvey, Bright Victory
03/18/1928
  Frank Drake
American astronomer and astrophysicist
05/28/1930
  Charles Duncan, Jr.
American government official, Secretary of Energy (1979-1981)
09/09/1926
  Jean Dupuy
French-born artist
11/22/1925
  Clint Eastwood
American actor and motion picture director, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby
05/31/1930
  Luis Echeverría Álvarez
Mexican president (1970-1976)
01/17/1922
  Clarissa Eden
English memoirist, widow of prime minister Anthony Eden
06/28/1920
  Edwin Edwards
American politician, Louisiana representative (1965-1972) and governor (1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996)
08/07/1927
  Elizabeth II
English monarch, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1952-present)
04/21/1926
  Hans Magnus Enzensberger
German essayist and poet
11/11/1929
  Carl Erskine
American baseball player
12/13/1926
  Elliott Erwitt
French-born American photographer
07/26/1928
  Leo Esaki
Japanese Nobel Prize-winning physicist
03/12/1925
  Amitai Etzioni
German-born American sociologist
01/04/1929
  Daniel J. Evans
American politician, Washington governor (1966-1977) and senator (1983-1989)
10/16/1925
  Lygia Fagundes Telles
Brazilian writer, The Girl in the Photograph
04/19/1923
  Lauch Faircloth
American politician, North Carolina senator (1993-1999)
01/14/1928
  Frances "Sissy" Farenthold
American activist and politician
10/02/1926
  Mohamed Al-Fayed
Egyptian business magnate
01/27/1929
  Jules Feiffer
American cartoonist, playwright, and screenwriter, Carnal Knowledge
01/26/1929
  Benjamin Ferencz
Romanian-born American lawyer, prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals
03/11/1920
  Lawrence Ferlinghetti
American poet, A Coney Island of the Mind
03/24/1919
  Marc Ferro
French historian, author of The Use and Abuse of History
12/24/1924
  David Ferry
American poet, Bewilderment, and translator
03/05/1924
  Edward Field
American poet, Stand Up, Friend, With Me, and novelist
06/07/1924
  Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
Icelandic president (1980-1996)
04/15/1930
  Edmond H. Fischer
American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist
04/06/1920
  Carlisle Floyd
American opera composer, Susannah
06/11/1926
  Sonny Fox
American children's television show host, Wonderama
06/17/1925
  Harry Frankfurt
American philosopher, author of On Bullshit
05/29/1929
  Helen Murray Free
American chemist
02/20/1923
  Jerome Isaac Friedman
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
03/28/1930
  Arthur Frommer
American travel writer and publisher
07/17/1929
  Yvonne Furneaux
French actress, La Dolce Vita, Repulsion
05/11/1928
  Helen Gallagher
American actress, TV's Ryan's Hope
07/19/1926
  Justo Gallego Martínez
Spanish visionary, created the Mejorada del Campo cathedral
09/20/1925
  Johan Galtung
Norwegian sociologist, known as the father of peace studies
10/24/1930
  Richard Garwin
American physicist, co-designed the first successful hydrogen bomb
04/19/1928
  Lloyd Geering
New Zealand theologian
02/26/1918
  Frank Gehry
Canadian/American architect
02/28/1929
  Ivar Giaever
Norwegian-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
04/05/1929
  Terry Gibbs
American jazz vibraphonist
10/13/1924
  Johnny Gilbert
American television announcer, Jeopardy!
07/13/1924
  Françoise Gilot
French/American painter, lover and artistic muse of Pablo Picasso
11/26/1921
  Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
French president (1974-1981)
02/02/1926
  Ivry Gitlis
Israeli violinist
08/25/1922
  Benny Golson
American jazz saxophonist and composer
01/25/1929
  John Goodenough
American Nobel Prize-winning solid-state physicist
07/25/1922
  Bert I. Gordon
American motion picture director, Village of the Giants, Empire of the Ants
09/24/1922
  Noah Gordon
American writer, The Physician, The Last Jew
11/11/1926
  Berry Gordy, Jr.
American entrepreneur, founded Motown Records
11/28/1929
  Kenneth Grange
English industrial designer
07/17/1929
  Bud Grant
American football player and coach
05/20/1927
  Lee Grant
American Oscar-winning actress, In the Heat of the Night, Shampoo
10/31/1925
(Birth year sources vary)
  Mike Gravel
American politician, Alaska senator (1969-1981)
05/13/1930
  Shecky Greene
American comedian and actor
04/08/1926
  Alan Greenspan
American economist, Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1987-2006)
03/06/1926
  Frank Guarini
American politician, New Jersey representative (1979-1993)
08/20/1924
  Ann Hutchinson Guest
American dance researcher and notator
11/03/1918
  Roger Guillemin
French-born American Nobel Prize-winning physiologist
01/11/1924
  Clu Gulager
American actor, The Killers, TV's The Virginian
11/16/1928
  James Gunn
American science fiction writer and editor
07/12/1923
  Gustavo Gutiérrez
Peruvian priest, pioneer of Latin American liberation theology
06/08/1928

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