May 23
Today In History

Birthdays In History 1937

1937 Glen A. Larson American director producer and screenwriter created Battlestar Galactica (d. 2014)

1937 Dyan Cannon American actress director producer and screenwriter

1937 Ludvík Daněk Czech discus thrower (d. 1998)

1937 Lou Holtz American football player coach and sportscaster

1937 Doris Troy American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

1937 Shirley Eaton English actress

1937 Guy Dodson New Zealand-English biochemist and academic (d. 2012)

1937 J. Bernlef Dutch author and poet (d. 2012)

1937 Ken Higgs English cricketer and coach (d. 2016)

1937 Leo Kadanoff American physicist and academic (d. 2015)

1937 Rao Gopal Rao Indian actor producer and politician (d. 1994)

1937 Sonny Siebert American baseball player

1937 Billie Jo Spears American country singer (d. 2011)

1937 Margaret O'Brien American actress and singer

1937 Luiz Bueno Brazilian racing driver (d. 2011)

1937 Francis George American cardinal (d. 2015)

1937 Alain Badiou French philosopher and academic

1937 John Hume Northern Irish educator and politician Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2020)

1937 John Lions Australian computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)

1937 Bailey Howell American basketball player

1937 Judit Ágoston-Mendelényi Hungarian fencer (d. 2013)

1937 Prince Max Duke in Bavaria the youngest son of Albrecht Duke of Bavaria

1937 Alma Delia Fuentes Mexican actress (d. 2017)

1937 Edén Pastora Nicaraguan politician (d. 2020)

1937 Joseph Wambaugh American police officer and author

1937 Trevor Edwards Welsh footballer

1937 Ange-Félix Patassé Central African engineer and politician President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)

1937 Joseph Saidu Momoh Sierra Leonean soldier and politician 2nd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2003)

1937 Jeff Clyne British musician (d. 2009)

1937 Vanessa Redgrave English actress

1937 Boris Spassky Russian chess player

1937 Regimantas Adomaitis Lithuanian actor (d. 2022)

1937 Andrée Boucher Canadian educator and politician 39th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2007)

1937 Philip Glass American composer

1937 Suzanne Pleshette American actress (d. 2008)

1937 Don Buford American baseball player and coach

1937 Eric Arturo Delvalle Panamanian lawyer and politician President of Panama (d. 2015)

1937 Anthony Haden-Guest British journalist poet and critic

1937 Remak Ramsay American actor

1937 Tom Smothers American comedian actor and activist

1937 Alexandra Strelchenko Ukrainian actress and singer (d. 2019)

1937 Billy Meier Swiss author and photographer

1937 David Newman American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1937 Birju Maharaj Indian dancer composer singer and exponent of the Lucknow "Kalka-Bindadin" Gharana of Kathak dance (d. 2022)

1937 Stuart Damon American actor and singer (d. 2021)

1937 Larry Hillman Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2022)

1937 Gaston Roelants Belgian runner

1937 Alar Toomre Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician

1937 Wang Xuan Chinese computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)

1937 Peter Jay English economist journalist and diplomat British Ambassador to the United States

1937 Juan Pizarro Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2021)

1937 Joe Raposo American pianist and composer (d. 1989)

1937 Harry Wu Chinese human rights activist (d. 2016)

1937 Clete Boyer American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)

1937 Anne Anderson Scottish physiologist and academic (d. 1983)

1937 Ian Gow British politician (d. 1990)

1937 Bill Lawry Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1937 Eddie Shack Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2020)

1937 Phillip Walker American singer and guitarist (d. 2010)

1937 Ali El-Maak Sudanese author and academic (d. 1992)

1937 Sigmund Jähn German pilot and cosmonaut (d. 2019)

1937 Angelo Mosca American-Canadian football player and wrestler

1937 John MacGregor Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market English politician Secretary of State for Transport

1937 Magic Sam American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)

1937 Gregory Mcdonald American author (d. 2008)

1937 Coen Moulijn Dutch footballer (d. 2011)

1937 Paul Bailey British novelist critic and biographer

1937 Valentin Bondarenko Soviet aviator and cosmonaut (d. 1961)

1937 Yuri Manin Russian-German mathematician and academic (d. 2023)

1937 Mary Ann Mobley American model and actress Miss America 1959 (d. 2014)

1937 Terry Carr American author and educator (d. 1987)

1937 Norm O'Neill Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2008)

1937 Robert Huber German biochemist and academic Nobel Prize laureate

1937 Roger Penske American race car driver and businessman

1937 Nancy Wilson American singer and actress (d. 2018)

1937 Ron Clarke Australian runner and politician Mayor of the Gold Coast (d. 2015)

1937 Harald V of Norway

1937 Tommy Aaron American golfer

1937 Joanna Russ American author and activist (d. 2011)

1937 Tom Osborne American football player coach and politician

1937 Tom Courtenay award-winning English actor

1937 Bob Schieffer American political author journalist and TV interviewer

1937 Barbara Babcock American actress

1937 Jeff Farrell American swimmer

1937 José Araquistáin Spanish footballer

1937 William Deverell Canadian lawyer author and activist

1937 Graham Dowling New Zealand cricketer

1937 Leslie H. Gelb American journalist and author (d. 2019)

1937 Yuri Senkevich Russian physician and explorer (d. 2003)

1937 Barney Wilen French saxophonist and composer (d. 1996)

1937 Richard B. Wright Canadian journalist and author (d. 2017)

1937 Olusegun Obasanjo Nigerian general and politician 5th President of Nigeria

1937 Richard Fariña American singer-songwriter and author (d. 1966)

1937 Bernard Landry Canadian lawyer politician and Premier of Quebec (d. 2018)

1937 Harry Neale Canadian ice hockey player coach and sportscaster

1937 Brian Redman English race car driver

1937 Zoltán Horvath Hungarian sabre fencer

1937 Zurab Sotkilava Georgian operatic tenor (d. 2017)

1937 Peter van der Merwe South African cricketer and referee (d. 2013)

1937 Valentin Rasputin Russian environmentalist and author (d. 2015)

1937 David Frith English historian journalist and author

1937 Attilio Nicora Italian cardinal (d. 2017)

1937 Amos Tversky Israeli-American psychologist and academic (d. 1996)

1937 Galina Samsova Russian ballerina

1937 Rudi Altig German cyclist and sportscaster (d. 2016)

1937 Mark Donohue American race car driver (d. 1975)

1937 Clarence "Frogman" Henry American R&B singer and pianist

1937 Egon Krenz German politician

1937 Lois Lowry American author

1937 Jerry Reed American singer-songwriter guitarist and actor (d. 2008)

1937 Ann Clwyd Welsh journalist and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

1937 Tom Flores American football player and coach

1937 Pierre-Jean Rémy French diplomat and author (d. 2010)

1937 Angelo Badalamenti American pianist and composer

1937 Armin Hary German sprinter

1937 Jon Hassell American trumpet player and composer (d. 2021)

1937 Foo Foo Lammar British drag queen (d. 2003)

1937 Craig Breedlove American race car driver

1937 Tony Burton American actor comedian boxer and football player (d. 2016)

1937 Robert Gallo American physician and academic

1937 Tom Monaghan American businessman founded Domino's Pizza

1937 Wayne Embry American basketball player and manager

1937 Barbara Jones American sprinter

1937 James Lee Canadian businessman and politician 26th Premier of Prince Edward Island

1937 Alan Hawkshaw English keyboard player and songwriter

1937 Roberto Chabet Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 2013)

1937 Smarck Michel Haitian businessman and politician 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (d. 2012)

1937 Gordon Milne English footballer

1937 Ian MacLaurin Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth English businessman

1937 Dick Radatz American baseball player (d. 2005)

1937 Joseph Lelyveld American journalist and author

1937 Andrzej Schinzel Polish mathematician (d. 2021)

1937 Arie Selinger Israeli volleyball player and manager

1937 Juan Vicente Lezcano Paraguayan footballer (d. 2012)

1937 Tom Veivers Australian cricketer and politician

1937 Charlie Thomas American singer

1937 Tony Barton English footballer and manager (d. 1993)

1937 Seymour Hersh American journalist and author

1937 Momo Kapor Serbian author and painter (d. 2010)

1937 Simon Brown Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood English lieutenant lawyer and judge

1937 Marty Krofft Canadian screenwriter and producer

1937 Valerie Singleton English television and radio host

1937 Jill Gascoine English actress and author (d. 2020)

1937 Dennis Banks American author and activist (d. 2017)

1937 Igor Volk Ukrainian-Russian colonel pilot and astronaut (d. 2017)

1937 Col Joye Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1937 Edward Fox English actor

1937 Lanford Wilson American playwright co-founded the Circle Repertory Company (d. 2011)

1937 Gert Potgieter South African hurdler and coach

1937 Keiko Abe Japanese marimba player and composer

1937 Jan Kaplický Czech architect designed the Selfridges Building (d. 2009)

1937 Antonio Carluccio Italian-English chef and author (d. 2017)

1937 Elinor Donahue American actress

1937 Gary Peters American baseball player

1937 Ben Zinn Israeli-born American academic and former international soccer player

1937 Jack Nitzsche American singer-songwriter pianist and conductor (d. 2000)

1937 Victoria Glendinning English author and critic

1937 David Mills English cricketer (d. 2013)

1937 Barry Shepherd Australian cricketer (d. 2001)

1937 Joe Henderson American saxophonist and composer (d. 2001)

1937 Jean-Pierre Beltoise French racing driver and motorcycle racer (d. 2015)

1937 Sandy Dennis American actress (d. 1992)

1937 Robin Eames Irish Anglican archbishop

1937 Richard Perham English biologist and academic (d. 2015)

1937 Jean Redpath Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1937 John White Scottish international footballer (d. 1964)

1937 Arvo Mets Estonian-Russian poet and translator (d. 1997)

1937 Jill Paton Walsh English author (d. 2020)

1937 Tony Harrison English poet and playwright

1937 Una Stubbs English actress and dancer (d. 2021)

1937 Klaus Enders German motorcycle sidecar racer (d. 2019)

1937 Lorenzo Music American actor producer and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1937 Gisela Elsner German writer (d. 1992)

1937 Nélida Piñon Brazilian author and academic

1937 Ron Carter American bassist and educator

1937 Dick Dale American surf-rock guitarist singer and songwriter (d. 2019)

1937 Wim Verstappen Dutch director producer and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1937 Beryl Burton English racing cyclist (d. 1996)

1937 Delia Derbyshire English musician arranger and composer (d. 2001)

1937 Rubin Carter American-Canadian boxer (d. 2014)

1937 Eddie Clayton English footballer

1937 Claude Raymond Canadian baseball player and coach

1937 Bernard Cleary Canadian journalist academic and politician (d. 2020)

1937 Mike Cuellar Cuban-American baseball player (d. 2010)

1937 Carlos Gaviria Díaz Colombian lawyer and politician (d. 2015)

1937 Thomas Pynchon American novelist

1937 Joe Louis Clark American educator (d. 2020)

1937 Tamara Press Ukrainian shot putter and discus thrower (d. 2021)

1937 Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő Hungarian Olympic and world champion foil fencer

1937 Beryl Burton English cyclist (d. 1996)

1937 George Carlin American comedian actor and author (d. 2008)

1937 Susan Hampshire English actress

1937 Miriam Stoppard English physician and author

1937 Trevor Baylis English inventor invented the wind-up radio (d. 2018)

1937 Zohra Lampert American actress

1937 Beverley Owen American actress (d. 2019)

1937 Roger Zelazny American author and poet (d. 1995)

1937 Karin Krog Norwegian singer

1937 Trini Lopez American singer guitarist and actor (d. 2020)

1937 Yvonne Craig American ballet dancer and actress (d. 2015)

1937 Hazel R. O'Leary American lawyer and politician 7th United States Secretary of Energy

1937 Pat Roach English wrestler (d. 2004)

1937 Dave Hill American golfer (d. 2011)

1937 Derek Lampe English footballer

1937 Facundo Cabral Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1937 Maryvonne Dupureur French runner and educator (d. 2008)

1937 Archie Shepp American saxophonist and composer

1937 Tom Phillips English painter and academic

1937 Manorama Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)

1937 Paul E. Patton American politician 59th Governor of Kentucky

1937 Allan Carr American playwright and producer (d. 1999)

1937 Charles W. Pickering American lawyer and judge

1937 Irmin Schmidt German keyboard player and composer

1937 Alwin Schockemöhle German show-jumper

1937 Harry Statham American basketball player and coach

1937 Christopher Haskins Anglo-Irish businessman life peer and British politician

1937 Rick Mather American-English architect (d. 2013)

1937 Rosalyn Higgins English lawyer and judge

1937 Sally Kellerman American actress (d. 2022)

1937 Jimmy Jones American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

1937 Robert Paul Canadian figure skater and choreographer

1937 Deric Washburn American screenwriter and playwright

1937 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud French racing driver (d. 2021)

1937 Freddy Fender American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)

1937 Mortimer Zuckerman Canadian-American businessman and publisher founded Boston Properties

1937 Hélène Cixous French author poet and critic

1937 Gillian Clarke Welsh poet and playwright

1937 Harald Rosenthal German hydrobiologist and academic

1937 Chad Everett American actor and director (d. 2012)

1937 Robin Warren Australian pathologist and academic Nobel Prize laureate

1937 Vladimir Arnold Russian-French mathematician and academic (d. 2010)

1937 Klaus Basikow German footballer and manager (d. 2015)

1937 Antal Festetics Hungarian-Austrian biologist and zoologist

1937 Chips Moman American record producer guitarist and songwriter (d. 2016)

1937 Eleanor Holmes Norton American lawyer and politician

1937 Erich Ribbeck German footballer and manager

1937 Andreas Whittam Smith English journalist and publisher co-founded The Independent

1937 Pierre Billon Swiss-Canadian author and screenwriter

1937 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Bulgarian politician 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria

1937 Erich Segal American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1937 Peter Fitzgerald Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1937 Ted Nelson American sociologist and philosopher

1937 Clodovil Hernandes Brazilian fashion designer television presenter and politician (d. 2009)

1937 Del Harris American basketball player and coach

1937 Jay Rockefeller American lawyer and politician 29th Governor of West Virginia

1937 Bruce Trigger Canadian archaeologist anthropologist and historian (d. 2006)

1937 Vitaly Zholobov Ukrainian colonel engineer and astronaut

1937 André Glucksmann French philosopher and author (d. 2015)

1937 Stafford Dean English actor and singer

1937 Jerry Keller American singer-songwriter

1937 John Edrich English cricketer and coach (d. 2020)

1937 Chris Blackwell English record producer co-founded Island Records

1937 Bernie McGann Australian saxophonist and composer (d. 2013)

1937 Martti Ahtisaari Finnish captain and politician 10th President of Finland Nobel Prize laureate

1937 Alan Haselhurst English academic and politician

1937 Niki Sullivan American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)

1937 Anita Desai Indian-American author and academic

1937 Eddie Floyd American R&B/soul singer-songwriter

1937 Derek Foster Baron Foster of Bishop Auckland English politician (d. 2019)

1937 Doreen Wells English ballerina and actress

1937 Robert Coleman Richardson American physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1937 Reggie Workman American bassist and composer

1937 Joseph P. Allen American physicist and astronaut

1937 Otto Herrigel Namibian lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

1937 Kirkpatrick Sale American author and scholar

1937 George Knudson Canadian golfer (d. 1989)

1937 Fernand Labrie Canadian endocrinologist and academic (d. 2019)

1937 Ron Luciano American baseball player and umpire (d. 1995)

1937 Larry Henley American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1937 Polly Holliday American actress

1937 Nicholas Maxwell English philosopher and academic

1937 Thomas Nagel American philosopher and academic

1937 Queen Sonja of Norway

1937 Richard Rhodes American journalist and historian

1937 Eric Walters Australian journalist (d. 2010)

1937 Vladimir Ashkenazy Russian-Icelandic pianist and conductor

1937 Ned Beatty American actor (d. 2021)

1937 Gene Chandler American singer-songwriter and producer

1937 Bessie Head Botswanan writer (d. 1986)

1937 Michael Sata Zambian police officer and politician 5th President of Zambia (d. 2014)

1937 Tung Chee-hwa Hong Kong businessman and politician 1st Chief Executive of Hong Kong

1937 Edwards Barham American farmer and politician (d. 2014)

1937 Gun Svensson Swedish politician

1937 Pai Hsien-yung Chinese-Taiwanese author

1937 Ghillean Prance English botanist and ecologist

1937 Yoshiro Mori Japanese journalist and politician 55th Prime Minister of Japan

1937 Prabhash Joshi Indian journalist (d. 2009)

1937 Roald Hoffmann Polish chemist and academic Nobel Prize laureate

1937 George Hamilton IV American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)

1937 Eduard Streltsov Soviet footballer (d. 1990)

1937 Chuck Jackson American R&B singer and songwriter

1937 Yasuhiro Kojima Japanese-American wrestler and manager (d. 1999)

1937 John Price English cricketer

1937 Vasant Ranjane Indian cricketer (d. 2011)

1937 Dave Webster American football player and engineer (d. 2006)

1937 Manoj Kumar Indian actor director producer and screenwriter

1937 Quinlan Terry English architect designed the Brentwood Cathedral

1937 Colin Renfrew Baron Renfrew of Kaimsthorn English archaeologist and academic

1937 Anna Dawson English actress and singer

1937 Don Galloway American actor (d. 2009)

1937 Robert Holmes à Court South African-Australian businessman and lawyer (d. 1990)

1937 Francis Veber French director and screenwriter

1937 Daniel McFadden American economist and academic Nobel Prize Laureate

1937 Al D'Amato American lawyer and politician

1937 Ron Brierley New Zealand businessman

1937 María Duval Mexican actress and singer

1937 Garth Hudson Canadian keyboard player songwriter and producer

1937 Steven Berkoff English actor director and playwright

1937 Roland Burris American lawyer and politician 39th Illinois Attorney General

1937 Duncan Sharpe Pakistani-Australian cricketer

1937 David Bedford English keyboard player composer and conductor (d. 2011)

1937 Brian G. Marsden English-American astronomer and academic (d. 2010)

1937 Baden Powell de Aquino Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2000)

1937 Charlie Haden American bassist and composer (d. 2014)

1937 Barbara Windsor English actress (d. 2020)

1937 Zoltán Berczik Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)

1937 Don Wilson English cricketer and coach (d. 2012)

1937 Sheila Varian American horse breeder (d. 2016)

1937 Cornelis Vreeswijk Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter guitarist and actor (d. 1987)

1937 Anatoly Sobchak Russian scholar and politician Mayor of Saint Petersburg (d. 2000)

1937 Anna Massey English actress (d. 2011)

1937 Patrick Joseph McGovern American businessman founded International Data Group (d. 2014)

1937 Walter Dean Myers American author and poet (d. 2014)

1937 David Anderson Canadian journalist lawyer and politician

1937 David Behrman American composer and producer

1937 Ian Deans Canadian politician (d. 2016)

1937 Boris Rõtov Estonian chess player (d. 1987)

1937 Sheila Cassidy English physician and author

1937 Richard Ingrams English journalist founded The Oldie

1937 William Motzing American composer and conductor (d. 2014)

1937 Stelvio Cipriani Italian composer (d. 2018)

1937 Andrei Konchalovsky Russian director producer and screenwriter

1937 Sky Saxon American singer-songwriter and bassist (d. 2009)

1937 Donald Dewar Scottish politician first First Minister of Scotland (d. 2000)

1937 Gustavo Noboa Ecuadorian academic and politician 51st President of Ecuador (d. 2021)

1937 Robert Stone American novelist and short story writer (d. 2015)

1937 Moshood Abiola Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998)

1937 Susan Sheehan Austrian-American journalist and author

1937 Jimmy Hannan Australian television host and singer (d. 2019)

1937 Virginia Euwer Wolff American author

1937 Don Bowman American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

1937 Alice Coltrane American pianist and composer (d. 2007)

1937 Tommy Sands American pop singer and actor

1937 James Florio American commander lawyer and politician 49th Governor of New Jersey

1937 Bruce McLaren New Zealand race car driver and engineer founded the McLaren racing team (d. 1970)

1937 Warren Berlinger American actor

1937 Bobby Parker American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1937 Len Carlson Canadian voice actor (d. 2006)

1937 Gene Ludwig American organist and composer (d. 2010)

1937 Virgil A. Richard American general (d. 2013)

1937 Les Allen English footballer and manager

1937 Antonio Valentín Angelillo Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 2018)

1937 Dick Clement English director producer and screenwriter

1937 Sergio Aragonés Spanish-Mexican author and illustrator

1937 Janusz Kurczab Polish fencer and mountaineer (d. 2015)

1937 Jo Anne Worley American actress comedian and singer

1937 John Phillip Law American actor (d. 2008)

1937 Oleg Lobov Russian politician Premier of the Russian SFSR (d. 2018)

1937 Edna Adan Ismail Somaliland politician and activist

1937 Barbara Frum American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)

1937 Archie Goodwin American author and illustrator (d. 1998)

1937 Jared Diamond American biologist geographer and author

1937 Tommy Overstreet American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

1937 Robert Crippen American captain pilot and astronaut

1937 Queen Paola of Belgium

1937 George Chuvalo Canadian boxer

1937 Wes Hall Barbadian cricketer and politician

1937 Don Bluth American animator director and producer co-founded Sullivan Bluth Studios and Fox Animation Studios

1937 Renzo Piano Italian architect and engineer designed The Shard and The New York Times Building

1937 Joey Carew Trinidadian cricketer (d. 2011)

1937 Fernando de la Rúa Argentinian lawyer and politician 51st President of Argentina (d. 2019)

1937 King Curtis Iaukea American wrestler (d. 2010)

1937 Robert Lucas Jr. American economist and academic Nobel Prize laureate

1937 Pino Puglisi Italian priest and martyr (d. 1993)

1937 Aleksandr Medved Russian wrestler

1937 Vince Naimoli American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2019)

1937 Nigel Boocock English-Australian motorcycle racer (d. 2015)

1937 Orlando Cepeda Puerto Rican-American baseball player

1937 Sitakant Mahapatra Indian poet and literary critic

1937 Ralph Backstrom Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2021)

1937 Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri South African politician (d. 2009)

1937 Abner Haynes American football player

1937 Birgitta Dahl Swedish politician Swedish Minister for the Environment

1937 Garry Johnson English general

1937 Monica Zetterlund Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)

1937 John D'Amico Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 2005)

1937 Don Rutherford English rugby player (d. 2016)

1937 Jacques Poulin Canadian author and translator

1937 Mary Allen Wilkes American computer scientist and lawyer

1937 Valentin Pavlov Russian banker and politician 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)

1937 Jerry Weintraub American film producer and agent (d. 2015)

1937 Vasyl Durdynets Ukrainian politician and diplomat eighth Prime Minister of Ukraine

1937 Alice Mahon English trade union leader and politician

1937 Glenn Sutton American country music songwriter and record producer (d. 2007)

1937 Kōichirō Matsuura Japanese diplomat

1937 Tom McKeown American poet and educator

1937 Jurek Becker Polish-German author (d. 1997)

1937 Valentyn Sylvestrov Ukrainian pianist and composer

1937 Gary Hocking Rhodesian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)

1937 Saeed Ahmed Pakistani cricketer

1937 Johnnie Cochran American lawyer (d. 2005)

1937 Jackie Collins English-American author and actress (d. 2015)

1937 David Crocker American philosopher and academic

1937 Gail Gilmore Canadian-American actress and dancer (d. 2014)

1937 Lloyd Green American steel guitar player

1937 Jim Sillars Scottish lawyer and politician

1937 Carlo Mastrangelo American doo-wop singer (d. 2016)

1937 Barry Switzer American football player and coach

1937 Christopher Booker English journalist and author (d. 2019)

1937 Chet Powers American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1994)

1937 Maria Szyszkowska Polish academic and politician

1937 Merle Park British ballerina and educator

1937 Paul Schell American lawyer and politician 50th Mayor of Seattle (d. 2014)

1937 Bruce Devlin Australian golfer and sportscaster

1937 Peter Underwood Australian lawyer and politician 27th Governor of Tasmania (d. 2014)

1937 Bobby Charlton English footballer and manager

1937 R. H. W. Dillard American poet author and critic

1937 Ron Leibman American actor and screenwriter (d. 2019)

1937 Paul Hawkins Australian race car driver (d. 1969)

1937 Robert Mangold American painter

1937 Linda Lavin American actress and singer

1937 Paxton Whitehead English actor

1937 José María Álvarez del Manzano Spanish politician

1937 Aida Navarro Venezuelan mezzo-soprano

1937 Renato Prada Oropeza Bolivian-Mexican scientist (d. 2011)

1937 Marilyn Bell Canadian swimmer

1937 Terence Thomas Baron Thomas of Macclesfield English banker and politician (d. 2018)

1937 Cancio Garcia Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)

1937 Wanda Jackson American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1937 Emma Tennant English author (d. 2017)

1937 Said Afandi al-Chirkawi Russian spiritual leader and scholar (d. 2012)

1937 Hank Nelson Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)

1937 José Larralde Argentine singer-songwriter

1937 Manos Loïzos Egyptian-Greek composer (d. 1982)

1937 Johnny Carroll American rockabilly musician (d. 1995)

1937 Carlos Lamarca Brazilian captain (d. 1971)

1937 Deven Verma Indian actor director and producer (d. 2014)

1937 Miguel Ángel Coria Spanish composer and educator (d. 2016)

1937 Santo Farina American guitarist and songwriter

1937 John Goetz American baseball player (d. 2008)

1937 Heribert Offermanns German chemist and academic

1937 M. Rosaria Piomelli Italian-American architect and academic

1937 Petar Stipetić Croatian general (d. 2018)

1937 Graham Bond English keyboard player singer and saxophonist (d. 1974)

1937 Sonny Osborne American bluegrass singer and banjo player (d. 2021)

1937 Claude Lelouch French actor director producer and screenwriter

1937 Brian Price Welsh rugby player

1937 Tom Paxton American folk music singer-songwriter and guitarist

1937 Bill Anderson American country music singer-songwriter

1937 Earl Carroll American singer (d. 2012)

1937 Dietrich Möller German lawyer and politician 15th Mayor of Marburg

1937 Jim Houston American football player (d. 2018)

1937 Loretta Swit American actress and singer

1937 Michael Wilson Canadian academic and politician 31st Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2019)

1937 Chan Sek Keong Singaporean lawyer judge and politician 3rd Chief Justice of Singapore

1937 Harris Yulin American actor

1937 Leo Goeke American tenor and actor (d. 2012)

1937 Mary Daheim American journalist and author

1937 Roger McGough English author poet and playwright

1937 Donald Trelford English journalist and academic

1937 Clyde Wells Canadian lawyer and politician 5th Premier of Newfoundland

1937 Vittorio Brambilla Italian race car driver (d. 2001)

1937 Stephen Lewis Canadian politician and diplomat 14th Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations

1937 Alicia Ostriker American poet and scholar

1937 Alan J. W. Bell English director and producer

1937 Murray Oliver Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)

1937 Little Willie John American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)

1937 Alan Budd English economist and academic

1937 Peter Cook English comedian actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)

1937 Penelope Leach English psychologist and author

1937 René Kollo German tenor

1937 Ruth Laredo American pianist and educator (d. 2005)

1937 Eero Mäntyranta Finnish skier (d. 2013)

1937 Bruno Mealli Italian cyclist

1937 Viktoriya Tokareva Russian author and screenwriter

1937 Ingrid Pitt Polish-English actress (d. 2010)

1937 Marlo Thomas American actress producer and activist

1937 Zenon Jankowski Polish pilot and military officer

1937 Nikolai Kapustin Russian pianist and composer (d. 2020)

1937 Bob Babbitt American bass player (d. 2012)

1937 John Moore Baron Moore of Lower Marsh English businessman and politician Secretary of State for Health (d. 2019)

1937 Boris Yegorov Russian physician and astronaut (d. 1994)

1937 Eric Barnes English footballer (d. 2014)

1937 Jimmy Bowen American record producer songwriter and pop singer

1937 Praveen Chaudhari Indian-American physicist and academic (d. 2010)

1937 Frank Ifield English-Australian singer and guitarist

1937 Luther Ingram American R&B/soul singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

1937 Tom Simpson English cyclist (d. 1967)

1937 Adeline Yen Mah Chinese-American physician and author

1937 Muriel Costa-Greenspon American soprano and actress (d. 2005)

1937 Gordon Crosse English composer and academic (d. 2021)

1937 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga Latvian psychologist and politician President of Latvia

1937 Manohar Joshi Indian lawyer and politician 15th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

1937 Morgan Llywelyn American-Irish model and author

1937 Binod Bihari Verma Indian physician and author (d. 2003)

1937 Max Baer Jr. American actor director and producer

1937 Alberto Spencer Ecuadorian-American soccer player (d. 2006)

1937 Thad Cochran American lawyer and politician (d. 2019)

1937 Stan Boardman English comedian

1937 James MacArthur American actor (d. 2010)

1937 Arne Næss Jr. German-Norwegian mountaineer and businessman (d. 2004)

1937 Jim Harrison American novelist essayist and poet (d. 2016)

1937 Philip Ledger English pianist composer and academic (d. 2012)

1937 Joyce Bulifant American actress

1937 Edward Ruscha American painter and photographer

1937 Brian Hayes Australian-English radio host

1937 Art Neville American singer and keyboard player (d. 2019)

1937 Kerry Packer Australian businessman founded World Series Cricket (d. 2005)

1937 John Kennedy Toole American novelist (d. 1969)

1937 Calvin Waller American general (d. 1996)

1937 Nancy Ryles American politician (d. 1990)

1937 Charlotte Lamb English author (d. 2000)

1937 Eduard Uspensky Russian author poet and playwright (d. 2018)

1937 Ken Whitmore English author and playwright

1937 Barney Rosenzweig American screenwriter and producer

1937 Nelson Shanks American painter historian and educator (d. 2015)

1937 Félix Miélli Venerando Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1937 John Taylor Baron Kilclooney Northern Irish politician Irish Minister of Home Affairs

1937 Maung Aye Burmese military officer

1937 O'Kelly Isley Jr. American R&B/soul singer-songwriter (d. 1986)

1937 John Horton Conway English mathematician known for Conway's Game of Life (d. 2020)

1937 Ratan Tata Indian businessman and philanthropist

1937 Wayne Huizenga American businessman founded AutoNation (d. 2018)

1937 Gordon Banks English footballer and manager (d. 2019)

1937 John Hartford American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2001)

1937 Jim Marshall American football player

1937 Paul Stookey American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1937 Avram Hershko Hungarian-Israeli biochemist and physician Nobel Prize laureate

1937 Barry Hughes Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2019)

1937 Tess Jaray Austrian-English painter and educator

1937 Fred Åkerström Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)

1937 Karel Čáslavský Czech historian and television host (d. 2013)

1937 John Normington English actor (d. 2007)

1937 Don Everly American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2021)

1937 Garrett Morris American actor and comedian

1937 Paul Dickson American football player and coach (d. 2011)

1937 Ivan Boesky American businessman

1937 Billy Stewart American singer and pianist (d. 1970)

1937 Bella Akhmadulina Soviet and Russian poet short story writer and translator (d. 2010)

1937 Mickey Edwards American lawyer and politician

1937 Lionel Jospin French civil servant and politician 165th Prime Minister of France

1937 Robert McFarlane American colonel and diplomat 13th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2022)

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