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  John Naisbitt
American futurist, author of Megatrends
01/15/1929
  Giorgio Napolitano
Italian president (2006-2015)
06/29/1925
  Marcia Nasatir
American motion picture producer and film studio executive
05/08/1926
  Joe Negri
American jazz guitarist and actor, TV's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
06/10/1926
  Russell M. Nelson
American religious leader, Church of Latter Day Saints president (2018-present)
09/09/1924
  Sammy Nestico
American composer and arranger
02/06/1924
  Bob Newhart
American comedian and actor, Elf, TV's The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart
09/05/1929
  Thomas Noguchi
Japanese-born American medical examiner, nicknamed "Coroner to the Stars"
01/04/1927
  Lise Nørgaard
Danish journalist, novelist, and screenwriter
06/14/1917
  Sam Nujoma
Namibian president (1990-2005)
05/12/1929
  René de Obaldia
French poet, novelist, and playwright
10/22/1918
  Sandra Day O'Connor
American Supreme Court justice (1981-2006)
03/26/1930
  Claes Oldenburg
Swedish-born American sculptor
01/28/1929
  James Olson
American actor, Rachel, Rachel, The Andromeda Strain
10/08/1930
  Nancy Olson
American actress, Sunset Boulevard, The Absent-Minded Professor
07/14/1928
  Jirō Ono
Japanese restaurateur and sushi master
10/27/1925
  Marcel Ophuls
French/American documentarian, The Sorry and the Pity
11/01/1927
  David Oreck
American businessman, founded the Oreck vacuum cleaner company
09/17/1923
  Cynthia Ozick
American writer, The Puttermesser Papers
04/17/1928
  Geneviève Page
French actress, Belle de jour, Mayerling
12/13/1927
  Boris Pahor
Italian Slovenian-language poet and novelist, Nekropolis
08/26/1913
  Janis Paige
American actress, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Broadway's The Pajama Game
09/16/1922
  Irene Papas
Greek actress, Z, The Trojan Women
09/03/1929
(Some sources cite 1926)
  Karolos Papoulias
Greek president (2005-2015)
06/04/1929
  Eugene Parker
American astrophysicist
06/10/1927
  Estelle Parsons
American Oscar-winning actress, Bonnie and Clyde, TV's Roseanne
11/20/1927
  John Patterson
American politician, Alabama governor (1959-1963)
09/27/1921
  Virginia Patton
American actress, It's a Wonderful Life
06/25/1925
  Budge Patty
American tennis player
02/11/1924
  Philip Pearlstein
American painter
05/24/1924
  Michelle Perrot
French historian, author of The Bedroom: An Intimate History
05/18/1928
  William Perry
American government official, Secretary of Defense (1994-1997)
10/11/1927
  Nehemiah Persoff
Palestinian-born American actor, Some Like It Hot, Yentl
08/02/1919
  Charles Peters
American journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of The Washington Monthly
12/22/1926
  Leslie Phillips
English actor, Venus, the Harry Potter film series
04/20/1924
  Gordon Pinsent
Canadian actor, The Rowdyman, Away from Her
07/12/1930
  Joan Plowright
English actress, The Entertainer, Avalon, Enchanted April
10/28/1929
  Christopher Plummer
Canadian actor, The Sound of Music, Beginners
12/13/1929
  Norman Podhoretz
American neoconservative writer and commentator
01/16/1930
  Priscilla Pointer
American actress, Carrie, TV's Dallas
05/18/1924
  Sidney Poitier
American Oscar-winning actor, Lilies of the Field, In the Heat of the Night
02/20/1927
  John Polanyi
German-born Canadian Nobel Prize-winning chemist
01/23/1929
  John Polkinghorne
English physicist and Anglican priest
10/16/1930
  Wanda Półtawska
Polish Nazi concentration camp survivor and memoirist
11/02/1921
  Arnaldo Pomodoro
Italian sculptor
06/23/1926
  Martin Pope
American physical chemist
08/22/1918
  Omara Portuondo
Cuban singer and dancer
10/29/1930
  Ken Potts
American World War II veteran, survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Arizona
04/15/1921
  Jane Powell
American singer, dancer, and actress, Royal Wedding, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
04/01/1929
  Micheline Presle
French actress, Devil in the Flesh, Under My Skin
08/22/1922
  Menahem Pressler
German-born American pianist
12/16/1923
  Leontyne Price
American opera singer
02/10/1927
  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Greek-born English royal, consort of Queen Elizabeth II
06/10/1921
  Mary Quant
English fashion designer
02/11/1930
(Some sources cite 1934)
  Queen Ida
American zydeco accordionist
01/15/1929
  Al Quie
American politician, Minnesota representative (1958-1979) and governor (1979-1983)
09/18/1923
  Arnulf Rainer
Austrian painter
12/08/1929
  Fidel Ramos
Filipino president (1992-1998)
03/18/1928
  Joyce Randolph
American actress, TV's The Honeymooners
10/21/1924
  Charles Rangel
American politician, New York representative (1971-2017)
06/11/1930
  Betsy Rawls
American golfer
05/04/1928
  Line Renaud
French singer, actress, and AIDS activist
07/02/1928
  Naomi Replansky
American poet, The Dangerous World
05/23/1918
  Clive Revill
New Zealand actor, Avanti!, The Empire Strikes Back
04/18/1930
  Peter Mark Richman
American actor, TV's Three's Company
04/16/1927
  Faith Ringgold
American painter
10/08/1930
  Maria Riva
German-born American actress and memoirist, Marlene Dietrich
12/13/1924
  Pat Robertson
American evangelist and television host, The 700 Club
03/22/1930
  Eddie Robinson
American baseball player, coach, and manager
12/15/1920
  Rachel Robinson
American activist and educator, widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson
07/19/1922
  Arthur Rock
American venture capitalist
08/19/1926
  Sonny Rollins
American jazz saxophonist
09/07/1930
  Roy Romer
American politician, Colorado governor (1987-1999)
10/31/1928
  John Romita, Sr.
American comic book artist, co-creator of The Punisher
01/24/1930
  Ned Rorem
American composer and diarist
10/23/1923
  Marion Ross
American actress, TV's Happy Days
10/25/1928
  Arnold Roth
American cartoonist and illustrator
02/25/1929
  Patricia Routledge
English actress, TV's Keeping Up Appearances
02/17/1929
  Gena Rowlands
American actress, A Woman Under the Influence, Gloria
06/19/1930
  Albert Ruddy
Canadian-born American motion picture producer, The Godfather, Million Dollar Baby
03/28/1930
  Barbara Rush
American actress, The Young Lions, The Young Philadelphians
01/04/1927
  William Russell
English actor, TV's Doctor Who
11/19/1924
  Mitchell Ryan
American actor, Lethal Weapon, TV's Dharma & Greg
01/11/1928
  Mark Rydell
American motion picture director, The Rose, On Golden Pond
03/23/1929
  Betye Saar
American assemblage artist
07/30/1926
  Mort Sahl
Canadian-born American comedian and social satirist
05/11/1927
  Eva Marie Saint
American Oscar-winning actress, On the Waterfront, North by Northwest
07/04/1924
  Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada
Bolivian president (1993-1997, 2002-2003)
07/01/1930
  José Sarney
Brazilian president (1985-1990)
04/24/1930
  Alfonso Sastre
Spanish playwright, Death Squad
02/20/1926
  Eugenio Scalfari
Italian politician and journalist, co-founder and editor of La Repubblica
04/06/1924
  Andrew Schally
Polish-born American Nobel Prize-winning endocrinologist
11/30/1926
  Jerry Schatzberg
American photographer and motion picture director, Scarecrow
06/26/1927
  Poul Schlüter
Danish prime minister (1982-1993)
04/03/1929
  Maarten Schmidt
Dutch-born American astronomer
12/28/1929
  Rebecca Schull
American actress, TV's Wings
02/22/1929
  Ted Schwinden
American politician, Montana governor (1981-1989)
08/31/1925
  Peter Dale Scott
Canadian-born poet and political analyst
01/11/1929
  Vin Scully
American sportscaster
11/29/1927
  Vic Seixas
American tennis player
08/30/1923
  Jean-Pierre Serre
French mathematician
09/15/1926
  Doc Severinsen
American trumpeter and bandleader, The Tonight Show (1967-1992)
07/07/1927
  Gene Shalit
American film and book critic and television personality, The Today Show (1973-2010)
03/25/1926
  Bobby Shantz
American baseball player
09/26/1925
  Liz Sheridan
American actress, TV's ALF, Seinfeld
04/10/1929
  Richard M. Sherman
American songwriter, "Chim Chim Cher-ee", collaborator with brother Robert B. Sherman
06/12/1928
  Toko Shinoda
Japanese painter and printmaker
03/28/1913
  Carolyn Shoemaker
American astronomer
06/24/1929
  George Shultz
American government official, Secretary of State (1982-1989)
12/13/1920
  Henry Silva
American actor, Ocean's Eleven, The Manchurian Candidate
09/15/1928
  Robert Simanek
American Korean War Medal of Honor recipient
04/26/1930
  Renée Simonot
French actress and dubbing artist
09/10/1911
  Isadore Singer
American mathematician, co-developed the Atiyah-Singer index theorem
05/03/1924
  Fauja Singh
Indian-born English marathon runner
04/01/1911
  Ali al-Sistani
Iranian-born Shiite cleric and community leader
08/04/1930
  Stephen Smale
American mathematician
07/15/1930
  George E. Smith
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
05/10/1930
  Lois Smith
American actress, East of Eden, Twister
11/03/1930
  Neal Smith
American politician, Iowa representative (1959-1995)
03/23/1920
  Vernon L. Smith
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
01/01/1927
  William Smithers
American actor, Papillon, TV's Dallas
07/10/1927
  Michael Snow
Canadian painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, Wavelength
12/10/1928
  Gary Snyder
American poet, Turtle Island
05/08/1930
  Martial Solal
Algerian-born French jazz pianist and composer
08/23/1927
  Robert Solow
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
08/23/1924
  Stephen Sondheim
American composer and lyricist, West Side Story, A Little Night Music
03/22/1930
  George Soros
Hungarian/American investor and philanthropist
08/12/1930
  Pierre Soulages
French painter and sculptor
12/24/1919
  Thomas Sowell
American economist
06/30/1930
  Daniel Spoerri
Romanian-born Swiss artist
03/27/1930
  June Squibb
American actress, About Schmidt, Nebraska
11/06/1929
  Thomas Stafford
American astronaut
09/17/1930
  Lynn Stalmaster
American casting director
11/17/1927
  Jack Steinberger
German-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
05/25/1921
  Gerald Stern
American poet, Leaving Another Kingdom
02/22/1925
  Frances Sternhagen
American actress, Starting Over, TV's Cheers
01/13/1930
  Adlai Stevenson III
American politician, Illinois senator (1970-1981)
10/10/1930
  Larry Storch
American comedian and actor, TV's F Troop
01/08/1923
  Tempest Storm
American burlesque performer
02/29/1928
  Lubomír Štrougal
Czechoslovakian prime minister (1970-1988)
10/19/1924
  Charles Strouse
American composer, Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie, Annie
06/07/1928
  Akira Suzuki
Japanese Nobel Prize-winning chemist
09/12/1930
  M. S. Swaminathan
Indian plant geneticist, known as the father of India's Green Revolution
08/07/1925
  Nita Talbot
American actress, Buck and the Preacher, TV's Hogan's Heroes
08/08/1930
  Kane Tanaka
Japanese supercentenarian, world's oldest validated person
01/02/1903
  Alain Tanner
Swiss motion picture director, Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
12/06/1929
  Ignacio López Tarso
Mexican actor, Macario
01/15/1925
  Wayne Terwilliger
American baseball player, coach, and manager
06/27/1925
  Mikis Theodorakis
Greek composer
07/29/1925
  Thích Nhất Hạnh
Vietnamese monk and peace activist
10/11/1926
  Wayne Thiebaud
American painter and printmaker
11/15/1920
  Olav Thon
Norwegian real estate magnate
06/29/1923
  William Thornton
American astronaut
04/14/1929
  Jacques Tits
Belgium-born French mathematician
08/12/1930
  Louise Tobin
American singer, "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
11/11/1918
  Calvin Tomkins
American art critic, staff writer for The New Yorker
12/17/1925
  Ruthie Tompson
American animator
07/22/1910
  Alain Touraine
French sociologist
08/03/1925
  Tony Trabert
American tennis player
08/16/1930
  Charley Trippi
American football player
12/14/1921
  Joe Turkel
American actor, The Shining, Blade Runner
07/15/1927
  Cicely Tyson
American actress, Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
12/19/1924
  Brian Urquhart
English diplomat, United Nations Under-Secretary-General (1971-1985)
02/28/1919
  Tony Vaccaro
American photographer
12/20/1922
  Dick Van Dyke
American actor, Mary Poppins, TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder
12/13/1925
  Leroy Van Dyke
American country singer, "The Auctioneer", "Walk on By"
10/04/1929
  Henri Vernes
Belgian action and science-fiction writer, the Bob Morane series
10/16/1918
  Ida Vitale
Uruguayan poet and critic
11/02/1923
  Abdoulaye Wade
Senegalese president (2000-2012)
05/29/1926
  Robert Wagner
American actor, the Austin Powers film series, TV's Hart to Hart
02/10/1930
  Murray Walker
English journalist and motorsport commentator
10/10/1923
  Martin Walser
German writer, A Gushing Fountain
03/24/1927
  Barbara Walters
American journalist and television personality, The Talk
09/25/1929
  John Warner
American government official, Secretary of the Navy (1972-1974), and politician, Virginia senator (1979-2009)
02/18/1927
  Rusty Warren
American comedienne and singer, "Bounce Your Boobies"
03/20/1930
  James Watson
American Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and biophysicist
04/06/1928
  William H. Webster
American government official, director of the FBI (1978-1987) and CIA (1987-1991)
03/06/1924
  George Wein
American jazz impresario, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival
10/03/1925
  Lina Wertmüller
Italian motion picture director, Swept Away, Seven Beauties
08/14/1928
  Ruth Westheimer
German-born American psychosexual therapist and talk show host
06/04/1928
  Gloria Whelan
American children's writer, Homeless Bird
11/23/1923
  Betty White
American actress, TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls
01/17/1922
  Jacqueline White
American actress, Crossfire, The Narrow Margin
11/27/1922
  Torsten Wiesel
Swedish Nobel Prize-winning neurophysiologist
06/03/1924
  Patricia Wilde
Canadian-born American ballerina and ballet instructor
07/16/1928
  Billy Williams
English cinematographer, The Exorcist, On Golden Pond, Gandhi
06/03/1929
  Cara Williams
American actress, The Defiant Ones, TV's Pete and Gladys
06/29/1925
  Hershel W. Williams
American World War II Medal of Honor recipient
10/02/1923
  Beverly Willis
American architect
02/17/1928
  Kåre Willoch
Norwegian prime minister (1981-1986)
10/03/1928
  E. O. Wilson
American sociobiologist
06/10/1929
  William Winter
American politician, Mississippi governor (1980-1984)
02/21/1923
  Frederick Wiseman
American documentarian, In Jackson Heights
01/01/1930
  Jane Withers
American actress, Bright Eyes, Giant
04/12/1926
  Evelyn M. Witkin
American geneticist
03/09/1921
  Lester Wolff
American politician, New York representative (1965-1981)
01/04/1919
  Woody Woodbury
American comedian and talk show host
02/09/1924
  Joanne Woodward
American Oscar-winning actress, The Three Faces of Eve, Rachel, Rachel
02/27/1930
  Eugene Wright
American jazz bassist, member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet
05/29/1923
  Yang Chen-Ning
Chinese Nobel Prize-winning physicist
09/22/1922
  Chuck Yeager
American Air Force officer and test pilot, first person to exceed the speed of sound
02/13/1923
  Robert M. Young
American documentarian and motion picture director, Dominick and Eugene
11/22/1924
  Virginia Zeani
Romanian-born American opera singer
10/21/1925
  Zhu Rongji
Chinese premier (1998-2003)
10/01/1928
  Miroslav Zikmund
Czech travel writer
02/14/1919

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