Jul 15
Today In History

Birthdays In History 1954

1954 Bob Menendez American lawyer and politician

1954 Dennis O'Driscoll Irish poet and critic (d. 2012)

1954 Yannis Papathanasiou Greek engineer and politician Greek Minister of Finance

1954 Henry Bonilla American broadcaster and politician

1954 Évelyne Trouillot Haitian playwright and author

1954 Rob Kerin Australian politician 43rd Premier of South Australia

1954 Tina Knowles American fashion designer founded House of Deréon

1954 Alex English American basketball player and coach

1954 László Krasznahorkai Hungarian author and screenwriter

1954 Anthony Minghella English director and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1954 Alan Butcher English cricketer and coach

1954 Philippa Gregory Kenyan-English author and academic

1954 Baba Vaziroglu Azerbaijani writer poet and translator

1954 Jaak Aaviksoo Estonian physicist and politician 26th Estonian Minister of Defence

1954 Kailash Satyarthi Indian engineer academic and activist Nobel Prize laureate

1954 Martin Kylhammar Swedish professor of culture and society

1954 Richard Blackford English composer

1954 Trevor Rabin South African-American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer

1954 Jim Duggan American professional wrestler

1954 Jose Dalisay Jr. Filipino poet author and screenwriter

1954 Wolfgang Schmidt German discus thrower

1954 Vasili Zhupikov Russian footballer and coach (d. 2015)

1954 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. American lawyer radio host activist and environmentalist

1954 Cindy Sherman American photographer and director

1954 Esther Shkalim Israeli poet and Mizrahi feminist

1954 Mohammad Dawran Afghan aviator and military officer

1954 Alison Seabeck English lawyer and politician

1954 Thomas de Maizière German politician of the Christian Democratic Union

1954 Idrissa Ouedraogo Burkinabé director producer and screenwriter (d. 2018)

1954 Phil Thompson English footballer and coach

1954 Trevor Hohns Australian cricketer

1954 Jo Gartner Austrian race car driver (d. 1986)

1954 Ricardo Bochini Argentinian footballer and manager

1954 Kay Cottee Australian sailor

1954 Renate Dorrestein Dutch journalist and author (d. 2018)

1954 Terry Kinney American actor and director

1954 Faoud Bacchus Guyanese cricketer

1954 Adrian Vandenberg Dutch guitarist and songwriter

1954 Christie Brinkley American actress model and businesswoman

1954 Hansi Hinterseer Austrian skier and actor

1954 Nelson Ne'e Solomon Islander politician (d. 2013)

1954 John Tudor American baseball player

1954 Tiger Williams Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1954 Dieter Bohlen German singer-songwriter and producer

1954 Jo Duffy American author

1954 Chris Gardner American businessman and philanthropist

1954 Kevin Warwick English cybernetics scientist

1954 Wesley Strick American director and screenwriter

1954 Donnie Moore American baseball player (d. 1989)

1954 Jam Mohammad Yousaf Pakistani politician Chief Minister of Balochistan (d. 2013)

1954 Iain Banks Scottish author and playwright (d. 2013)

1954 Margaux Hemingway American model and actress (d. 1996)

1954 Michael Holding Jamaican cricketer and sportscaster

1954 Lou Ann Barton American blues singer-songwriter

1954 Miki Berkovich Israeli basketball player

1954 Rene Russo American actress

1954 Charlie Fowler American mountaineer author and photographer (d. 2006)

1954 Sócrates Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)

1954 Francis Buchholz German bass player

1954 Michael Gira American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer

1954 Jon Brant American bass player

1954 Anthony Head English actor

1954 Christina Rees British politician

1954 Rajini Thiranagama Sri Lankan physician and academic (d. 1989)

1954 Viktor Yushchenko Ukrainian captain and politician 3rd President of Ukraine

1954 Plastic Bertrand Belgian singer-songwriter and producer

1954 Judith Ortiz Cofer Puerto Rican American award-winning author (d. 2016)

1954 Aurora Levins Morales Puerto Rican Jewish writer and activist

1954 Sid Meier Canadian-American game designer and programmer created the Civilization series

1954 Mike Pickering English DJ and saxophonist

1954 Neal Schon American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter

1954 Brian Billick American football player coach and sportscaster

1954 Catherine Bach American actress

1954 Ron Howard American actor director and producer

1954 Rod Reddy Australian rugby league player and coach

1954 Ed Johnstone Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1954 Keith Fergus American golfer

1954 John Lilley American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Édouard Lock Moroccan-Canadian dancer and choreographer

1954 Timur Apakidze Russian general and pilot (d. 2001)

1954 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Korean American author (d. 1982)

1954 François Fillon French lawyer and politician Prime Minister of France

1954 Peter Jacobsen American golfer and sportscaster

1954 Irina Ratushinskaya Russian poet and author (d. 2017)

1954 Marsha Warfield American actress

1954 João Lourenço Angolan president

1954 Eva Brunne Swedish bishop

1954 Steve James American documentary filmmaker

1954 David Wilkie Sri Lankan-Scottish swimmer

1954 Carlos Ghosn Brazilian-Lebanese-French business executive

1954 Jock Taylor Scottish motorcycle racer (d. 1982)

1954 David Newman American composer and conductor

1954 Gale Norton American politician 48th United States Secretary of the Interior

1954 Anish Kapoor Indian-English sculptor

1954 Valerie Amos Baroness Amos Guyanese-English politician and diplomat

1954 Robin Duke Canadian actress and screenwriter

1954 Isobel Buchanan Scottish soprano and actress

1954 Henry Marsh American runner and businessman

1954 Craig Wasson American actor

1954 David Heath English politician

1954 Colin Ireland English serial killer (d. 2012)

1954 Jimmy Nail English singer-songwriter guitarist and actor

1954 Tim O'Brien American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Dav Whatmore Sri Lankan-Australian cricketer and coach

1954 Nancy Wilson American singer-songwriter guitarist producer and actress

1954 Lesley-Anne Down English actress

1954 Cho Kwang-rae South Korean footballer coach and manager

1954 Mike Francesa American radio talk show host and television commentator

1954 Liana Kanelli Greek journalist and politician

1954 Paul Mirabella American baseball player

1954 Prayut Chan-o-cha Thai politician Prime Minister of Thailand

1954 Geno Auriemma Italian-American basketball player and coach

1954 Kenneth Cole American fashion designer founded Kenneth Cole Productions

1954 Mary Fee Scottish Labour Party politician

1954 Paul Price English born Welsh international footballer and manager

1954 Thom Loverro American journalist and author

1954 Clive Palmer Australian businessman and politician

1954 Curtis Sliwa American talk show host and activist founded Guardian Angels

1954 Dorothy Porter Australian poet and playwright (d. 2008)

1954 Gerard Batten English lawyer and politician

1954 Donald Brown American pianist and educator

1954 Mario Clark American football player

1954 Martha A. Sandweiss American historian

1954 Suzanna Sherry American legal scholar

1954 Evelyn C. White American writer and editor

1954 Jeff Porcaro American drummer songwriter and producer (d. 1992)

1954 Gregory Abbott American singer-songwriter and producer

1954 Donald Petrie American actor and director

1954 Elisabetta Brusa Italian composer

1954 K. Krishnasamy Indian physician and politician

1954 Guy Bertrand Canadian linguist and radio host

1954 Peter Case American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Mohamed Ben Mouza Tunisian footballer

1954 Stan Ridgway American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Yoshiichi Watanabe Japanese footballer

1954 Tony Dorsett American football player

1954 Gary Carter American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

1954 Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco (d. 2012)

1954 G.V. Loganathan Indian-American engineer and academic (d. 2007)

1954 Ken Kalfus American journalist and author

1954 Iain Duncan Smith British soldier and politician Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

1954 Abdullah Atalar Turkish engineer and academic

1954 Aleksandr Averin Azerbaijani cyclist and coach

1954 Francis Lickerish English guitarist and composer

1954 David Perrett Scottish psychologist and academic

1954 Ian Redmond English biologist and conservationist

1954 Willie Royster American baseball player (d. 2015)

1954 John Faulkner Australian educator and politician 52nd Australian Minister for Defence

1954 Steve Stevaert Belgian businessman and politician (d. 2015)

1954 Pat Travers Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Ellen Barkin American actress

1954 John Bowe Australian racing driver

1954 Mike Zuke Canadian ice hockey player

1954 Robert Greenberg American pianist and composer

1954 Trevor Francis English footballer and manager

1954 Ebiet G. Ade Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 James Morrison American actor director producer and screenwriter

1954 Stephen Dalton English air marshal

1954 Mumia Abu-Jamal American journalist activist and convicted murderer

1954 Jack Blades American singer-songwriter and bass player

1954 Melvin Burgess English author

1954 Randy Cross American football player and sportscaster

1954 Róisín Shortall Irish educator and politician

1954 Tatyana Fomina Estonian chess player

1954 Alan Hinkes English mountaineer and explorer

1954 Frank Bainimarama Fijian commander and politician 8th Prime Minister of Fiji

1954 Herman Edwards American football player coach and sportscaster

1954 Mark Holden Australian singer actor and lawyer

1954 Timothy Curley American educator

1954 Michael P. Jackson American politician 3rd Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

1954 Vic Sotto Filipino actor-producer singer-songwriter comedian and television personality

1954 Ron Zook American football player and coach

1954 Jake Burton Carpenter American snowboarder and businessman founded Burton Snowboards

1954 Kim Darroch English diplomat UK Permanent Representative to the European Union

1954 Frank-Michael Marczewski German footballer

1954 Ray Parker Jr. American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer

1954 Joel Rosenberg Canadian-American author and activist (d. 2011)

1954 Elliot Goldenthal American composer and conductor

1954 Dawn Primarolo English politician

1954 Stephen Venables English mountaineer and author

1954 Angela Bofill American singer-songwriter

1954 Jean-Marc Roberts French author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1954 Ryan Cayabyab Filipino pianist composer and conductor

1954 Trevor Ryan Australian rugby league player

1954 Tom Abernethy American basketball player

1954 Dora Bakoyannis Greek politician 120th Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs

1954 Angela Hernández Nuñez Dominican author and poet

1954 Ain Lutsepp Estonian actor and politician

1954 Philippe Geluck Belgian cartoonist

1954 Joanna Haigh English meteorologist and physicist

1954 Amy Heckerling American director producer and screenwriter

1954 Pam Arciero American puppeteer and voice actress

1954 David Keith American actor and director

1954 John Michael Talbot American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Mike Hagarty American Actor

1954 John Gregory English footballer and manager

1954 Johnny Logan Australian-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Diana Liverman English-American geographer and academic

1954 Caroline Thomson English journalist and broadcaster

1954 Dafydd Williams Canadian physician and astronaut

1954 Michael Roberts South African-English jockey

1954 Rick Cerone American baseball player and sportscaster

1954 Lena Einhorn Swedish director writer and physician

1954 Hōchū Ōtsuka Japanese voice actor

1954 Phil Rudd Australian-New Zealand drummer

1954 David Paterson American lawyer and politician 55th Governor of New York

1954 Colin Sutherland Lord Carloway Scottish lawyer and judge

1954 Marc Ribot American guitarist and composer

1954 Barbara May Cameron Native American human rights activist (d. 2002)

1954 Shuji Nakamura Japanese-American physicist and engineer Nobel Prize laureate

1954 Gerry Armstrong Northern Irish international footballer

1954 Marvelous Marvin Hagler American boxer and actor (d. 2021)

1954 John Beck English footballer and manager

1954 Murali Indian actor producer and politician (d. 2009)

1954 Michael Devine Irish Republican hunger strike participant (died 1981)

1954 Alan Hollinghurst English novelist poet short story writer and translator

1954 Denis Lebel Canadian businessman and politician 29th Canadian Minister of Transport

1954 Pauline Hanson Australian businesswoman activist and politician

1954 Jackie Slater American football player and coach

1954 João Carlos de Oliveira Brazilian jumper (d. 1999)

1954 Youri Egorov Russian pianist and composer (d. 1988)

1954 Charles Saumarez Smith English historian and academic

1954 Péter Szilágyi Hungarian conductor and politician (d. 2013)

1954 John Tory Canadian lawyer and politician 65th Mayor of Toronto

1954 Robert Beaser American composer and educator

1954 Jerry Moran American lawyer and politician

1954 Thomas Mavros Greek footballer

1954 Vicki Sue Robinson American actress and singer (d. 2000)

1954 Dennis Haysbert American actor and producer

1954 Dan Hill Canadian singer-songwriter

1954 Susan Landau American mathematician and engineer

1954 Raphael Ravenscroft English saxophonist and composer (d. 2014)

1954 Kazuhiro Yamaji Japanese actor and voice actor

1954 Alberto Malesani Italian footballer and manager

1954 Phil Neale English cricketer coach and manager

1954 Nancy Stafford American model and actress

1954 Harvey Fierstein American actor and playwright; winner of four Tony Awards

1954 Wladyslaw Zmuda Polish footballer and manager; 91 caps for Poland and voted Best Young Player at the 1974 FIFA World Cup

1954 Louise Erdrich American novelist and poet

1954 Kiril of Varna Bulgarian metropolitan (d. 2013)

1954 Sergei Storchak Ukrainian-Russian politician

1954 Pete Byrne English singer-songwriter

1954 Paul Chapman Welsh guitarist and songwriter (d. 2020)

1954 Gregory Maguire American author

1954 Elizabeth May American-Canadian environmentalist lawyer and politician

1954 George Pérez American author and illustrator (d. 2022)

1954 Moya Greene Canadian businesswoman

1954 Rich Hall American actor producer and screenwriter

1954 John Dyson Australian cricketer

1954 Johnny Neel American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

1954 Tim Razzall Baron Razzall English lawyer and politician

1954 Andrzej Lepper Polish politician Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 2011)

1954 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Nigerian economist and politician Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria

1954 Will Patton American actor

1954 Jim Belushi American actor

1954 Terri Gibbs American country music singer and keyboard player

1954 Paul Rusesabagina Rwandan humanitarian

1954 Zdeňka Šilhavá Czech discus thrower and shot putter

1954 Beverley Whitfield Australian swimmer (d. 1996)

1954 Matthew Saad Muhammad American boxer and trainer (d. 2014)

1954 Garry Roberts Irish guitarist

1954 Mark Linn-Baker American actor and director

1954 Mike O'Brien English lawyer and politician Solicitor General for England and Wales

1954 Lou Pearlman American music producer and fraudster (d. 2016)

1954 Kathleen Turner American actress

1954 Richard Wilkins New Zealand-Australian journalist and television presenter

1954 Allan Lamb South African-English cricketer and sportscaster

1954 Ilan Ramon Israeli colonel pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)

1954 Már Guðmundsson Icelandic economist former Governor of Central Bank of Iceland

1954 Mark Kimmitt American general and politician 16th Assistant Secretary Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

1954 Robert Menasse Austrian author and academic

1954 Freddie Prinze American comedian and actor (d. 1977)

1954 Mario Lessard Canadian ice hockey player

1954 David Paich American singer-songwriter keyboard player and producer

1954 Lina Romay Spanish actress (d. 2012)

1954 Daryush Shokof Iranian director producer and screenwriter

1954 Sonia Sotomayor American lawyer and jurist Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

1954 Luis Arconada Spanish footballer

1954 Richard Ibbotson English admiral

1954 A. A. Gill Scottish author and critic (d. 2016)

1954 Alice Krige South African actress

1954 Rick Honeycutt American baseball player and coach

1954 Léo Júnior Brazilian footballer coach and manager

1954 Stephen Barlow English organist composer and conductor

1954 Pierre Charles Dominican educator and politician 5th Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)

1954 Serzh Sargsyan Armenian politician 3rd President of Armenia

1954 Wayne Swan Australian academic and politician 14th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

1954 Keith Whitley American singer and guitarist (d. 1989)

1954 Hossein Nuri Iranian artist and director

1954 Chris Huhne English journalist and politician Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

1954 Les Cusworth English rugby player

1954 Jim Beattie American baseball player coach and manager

1954 Morganna American model actress and dancer

1954 Devendra Kumar Joshi 21st Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy

1954 Jimmy Crespo American guitarist and songwriter

1954 John Wright New Zealand cricketer and coach

1954 Allyce Beasley American actress

1954 Simon Anderson Australian surfer

1954 Théophile Abega Cameroonian footballer and politician (d. 2012)

1954 Kevin O'Leary Canadian journalist and businessman

1954 Tommy Bowden American football player and coach

1954 Neil Tennant English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

1954 Julia King English engineer and academic

1954 Ray Bright Australian cricketer

1954 Louise Mandrell American singer-songwriter and actress

1954 John Ferguson Australian rugby league player

1954 Giorgos Kaminis American-Greek lawyer and politician 78th Mayor of Athens

1954 Mario Kempes Argentinian footballer and manager

1954 Edward Natapei Vanuatuan politician 6th Prime Minister of Vanuatu (d. 2015)

1954 J. Michael Straczynski American author screenwriter and producer

1954 Ricky Skaggs American singer-songwriter mandolin player and producer

1954 Mark O'Donnell American playwright (d. 2012)

1954 Steve O'Donnell American screenwriter and producer

1954 Srđa Trifković Serbian-American journalist and historian

1954 Moira Harris American actress

1954 Jay Jay French American guitarist and producer

1954 Al Di Meola American guitarist songwriter and producer

1954 Steve LaTourette American lawyer and politician (d. 2016)

1954 Lonette McKee American actress and singer

1954 Ingrid Daubechies Belgian physicist and mathematician

1954 Erdoğan Arıca Turkish footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1954 Jorge Jesus Portuguese footballer and manager

1954 Ken Greer Canadian guitarist keyboard player and producer

1954 Sheena McDonald Scottish journalist

1954 Jochem Ziegert German footballer and manager

1954 Philippe Alliot French race car driver and sportscaster

1954 G. S. Bali Indian lawyer and politician

1954 Mark Stanway English keyboard player

1954 Ricardo Uceda Peruvian journalist and author

1954 Gerd Faltings German mathematician and academic

1954 Steve Morse American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Mikey Sheehy Irish footballer

1954 Patti Scialfa American musician

1954 Ken Olin American actor director and producer

1954 Derek Smith Canadian ice hockey player

1954 James Gleick American journalist and author

1954 Benno Möhlmann German footballer and manager

1954 Sammy McIlroy Northern Irish footballer and manager

1954 Michael Arthur English physician and academic

1954 Gary Peters English footballer and manager

1954 Anatoliy Kinakh Ukrainian engineer and politician 11th Prime Minister of Ukraine

1954 Steve Phillips English footballer

1954 François Valéry Algerian-French singer-songwriter

1954 Mark Hughes English-Australian rugby league player

1954 Valery Gazzaev Russian footballer manager and politician

1954 Jonathan Pollard Israeli spy

1954 Alan Reid Scottish politician

1954 Nick Holtam English bishop

1954 Ray Jennings South African cricketer and coach

1954 Pete Thomas English drummer

1954 Peter Endrulat German footballer

1954 Rick Overton American screenwriter actor and comedian

1954 Bryan Bassett American guitarist

1954 Vance Heafner American golfer and coach (d. 2012)

1954 Joe Jackson English singer-songwriter and musician

1954 Tarmo Rüütli Estonian footballer coach and manager

1954 Yashpal Sharma Indian cricketer and umpire (d. 2021)

1954 Rob Borbidge Australian politician 35th Premier of Queensland

1954 Leung Chun-ying Hong Kong businessman and politician 3rd Chief Executive of Hong Kong

1954 Ibolya Dávid Hungarian lawyer and politician Minister of Justice of Hungary

1954 Sam J. Jones American actor

1954 Pat Metheny American jazz guitarist and composer

1954 Nico Assumpção Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)

1954 Mark Fidrych American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)

1954 Stanley A. McChrystal American general

1954 George Galloway Scottish-English politician and broadcaster

1954 Eric Johnson American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer

1954 Andrés Pastrana Arango Colombian lawyer and politician 38th President of Colombia

1954 Umberto Guidoni Italian astrophysicist astronaut and politician

1954 Oscar Larrauri Argentinian racing driver

1954 Quinn Buckner American basketball player and coach

1954 Tawn Mastrey American radio host and producer (d. 2007)

1954 Al Roker American news anchor television personality and author

1954 Archie Griffin American football player

1954 Steve Smith American drummer

1954 Charles Busch American actor and screenwriter

1954 Halimah Yacob Singaporean unionist and politician 9th Speaker and 8th President of Singapore

1954 Alain Daigle Canadian ice hockey player

1954 Heini Otto Dutch footballer coach and manager

1954 Jim Wallace Baron Wallace of Tankerness Scottish lawyer and politician First Minister of Scotland

1954 Howard Clark English golfer and sportscaster

1954 Tracy Krohn American race car driver and businessman

1954 Hugh Pelham British academic and educator

1954 John Lloyd English tennis player and sportscaster

1954 Rajesh Thakker English physician and academic

1954 Derek Warwick English race car driver

1954 Katharine Abraham American feminist economist

1954 George M. Church American geneticist chemist and engineer

1954 John Dorahy Australian rugby player and coach

1954 Ravi Kanbur Indian-English economist and academic

1954 Michael P. Kube-McDowell American journalist author and academic

1954 Ravi Shankar Prasad Indian lawyer and politician Indian Minister of Communications and IT

1954 David Paymer American actor and director

1954 Julie Brown American actress and screenwriter

1954 Dave Lumley Canadian ice hockey player

1954 Billi Gordon American neuroscientist author and actor. (d. 2018)

1954 Gai Waterhouse Scottish-Australian horse trainer and businesswoman

1954 Jaak Uudmäe Estonian triple jumper and coach

1954 Richard Austin Jamaican footballer and cricketer (d. 2015)

1954 Frederick Kempe American journalist and author

1954 Carly Fiorina American businesswoman and activist

1954 Demetris Kizas Cypriot footballer

1954 Patrick O'Hearn American bassist and composer

1954 John Sauven English economist and environmentalist

1954 Corbin Bernsen American actor

1954 Michael Emerson American actor

1954 Kerrie Holley American software architect and academic

1954 Mark Lindsay Chapman English actor

1954 Ruby Bridges American civil rights activist

1954 Michael Shermer American historian author and academic founded The Skeptics Society

1954 Jackie Ashley English journalist

1954 Lorely Burt English politician

1954 Don Wilson American kickboxer and actor

1954 Robert Gober American sculptor

1954 Scott Hamilton American saxophonist

1954 Peeter Volkonski Estonian singer-songwriter and actor

1954 Steve Kilbey English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass player

1954 Barry Cowsill American singer-songwriter keyboard player and producer (d. 2005)

1954 David Wojnarowicz American painter and photographer (d. 1992)

1954 Adrian Adonis American wrestler (d. 1988)

1954 Hrant Dink Turkish journalist (d. 2007)

1954 Sanjoy Bandopadhyay Indian sitar player and composer

1954 Earl Klugh American guitarist and composer

1954 William McKeen American author and academic

1954 Colin Newman English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer

1954 Frank Reed American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1954 Roger Woolley Australian cricketer

1954 Joël-François Durand French pianist and composer

1954 Bill Irwin American wrestler

1954 Murtaza Bhutto Pakistani politician (d. 1996)

1954 Takao Doi Japanese engineer and astronaut

1954 Dennis Johnson American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)

1954 Steven Pinker Canadian-American psychologist linguist and author

1954 Tommy Tuberville American football player and coach

1954 Adam Phillips Welsh psychotherapist and author

1954 Eleni Vitali Greek singer-songwriter

1954 Anne McIntosh Scottish lawyer and politician

1954 Henry Samueli American businessman co-founded Broadcom Corporation

1954 Thomas S. Ray American ecologist and academic

1954 Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor English rock drummer (d. 2015)

1954 Charlie Barnett American actor (d. 1996)

1954 Cherie Blair English lawyer and academic

1954 Marco Tardelli Italian footballer and coach

1954 Sylvester Croom American football player and coach

1954 Joep Lange Dutch physician and academic (d. 2014)

1954 Juande Ramos Spanish footballer and manager

1954 Craig Chaquico American guitarist

1954 Kevin Kennedy American baseball player manager and sportscaster

1954 Cesar Rosas Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Ray Hadley Australian radio host and sportscaster

1954 Dmitry Sitkovetsky Russian violinist and conductor

1954 Larry Wall American computer programmer and author

1954 Steve Largent American football player and politician

1954 George Lynch American guitarist and songwriter

1954 John Scott English rugby player

1954 Margot Wallström Swedish politician and diplomat 42nd Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs

1954 Harry E. Johnson American lawyer and public servant

1954 Geoffrey Marcy American astronomer

1954 Basia Polish singer-songwriter and record producer

1954 Scott Fields American guitarist and composer

1954 Patrice Rushen American singer-songwriter and producer

1954 Eddie DeGarmo American singer-songwriter keyboard player and producer

1954 Dennis Eckersley American baseball player and sportscaster

1954 Bill Buford American author and journalist

1954 David Hidalgo American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Huub Rothengatter Dutch race car driver and manager

1954 Scott Bakula American actor

1954 James Fearnley English musician

1954 John O'Hurley American actor and game show host

1954 Rubén Magnano Argentine-Italian professional basketball coach

1954 Rekha Indian actress

1954 Fernando Santos Portuguese footballer and manager

1954 David Michaels American epidemiologist and politician

1954 Vojislav Šešelj Serbian lawyer and politician Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia

1954 Evalie A. Bradley Anguillian politician and member of the House of Assembly of Anguilla

1954 Massimo Ghini Italian actor

1954 Michael Roe American singer songwriter and record producer

1954 Linval Thompson Jamaican singer and producer

1954 George Frazier American baseball player and sportscaster

1954 Claude Ribbe French historian and academic

1954 Mordechai Vanunu Moroccan-Israeli technician and academic

1954 Peter Bakowski Australian poet and educator

1954 Steve Bracks Australian politician 44th Premier of Victoria

1954 Jere Burns American actor

1954 Julia Yeomans English physicist and academic

1954 Lorenzo Carcaterra American author and blogger

1954 Michael Forsyth Baron Forsyth of Drumlean Scottish politician Secretary of State for Scotland

1954 Serafino Ghizzoni Italian rugby player

1954 Corinna Harfouch German actress

1954 Carlos Buhler American mountaineer

1954 Nick Houghton English general

1954 Arliss Howard American actor director producer and screenwriter

1954 Bob Weinstein American film executive

1954 Sam Allardyce English footballer and manager

1954 Deborah Blum American journalist and author

1954 Joe Bryant American basketball player and coach

1954 Steve Orich American composer and conductor

1954 Brian Tobin Canadian journalist and politician 6th Premier of Newfoundland

1954 Graham Joyce English author and educator (d. 2014)

1954 Doug Davidson American actor

1954 Tom Mulcair Canadian lawyer and politician

1954 Jožo Ráž Slovak singer-songwriter and bass player

1954 Mike Rounds American businessman and politician junior senator from South Dakota

1954 Brad Sherman American accountant lawyer and politician

1954 Vasilis Hatzipanagis Greek footballer

1954 Adam Mars-Jones English author and critic

1954 James Pickens Jr. American actor

1954 D. W. Moffett American actor and director

1954 Jan Duursema American illustrator

1954 Mike Kelley American artist and musician (d. 2012)

1954 Chris Tavaré English cricketer and biologist

1954 Mahmoud El Khatib Egyptian footballer

1954 T. Graham Brown American country singer-songwriter

1954 Jeannie Kendall American country singer-songwriter

1954 Mario Testino Peruvian-English photographer

1954 Mari Okamoto Japanese actress

1954 Ken Wahl American actor and screenwriter

1954 Adam Ant English singer-songwriter and actor

1954 Kathy Kinney American actress and comedian

1954 Chris Difford English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer

1954 Alejandro Sabella Argentine footballer and manager (d. 2020)

1954 Jeffrey Sachs American economist and academic

1954 James Gray Scottish politician

1954 Guy Gavriel Kay Canadian lawyer and author

1954 Gil Junger American director producer and screenwriter

1954 Kamal Haasan Tamil actor director producer and screenwriter

1954 David Bret French-English journalist and author

1954 Michael D. Brown American lawyer and radio host

1954 Timothy Egan American journalist and author

1954 Kazuo Ishiguro Japanese-British novelist screenwriter and short story writer.

1954 Rickie Lee Jones American singer-songwriter and producer

1954 Thanasis Pafilis Greek jurist and politician

1954 Aed Carabao Thai singer-songwriter and guitarist

1954 Kevin Spraggett Canadian chess player

1954 Bob Stanley American baseball player and coach

1954 Steve Brain English rugby player

1954 Mary Gaitskill American novelist essayist and short story writer.

1954 Roger Slifer American author illustrator screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)

1954 Paul McNamee Australian tennis player

1954 Scott McNealy American businessman co-founded Sun Microsystems

1954 Chris Noth American actor and producer

1954 Willie Hernandez Puerto Rican baseball player

1954 Eliseo Salazar Chilean race car driver

1954 Yanni Greek-American pianist composer and producer

1954 Kevin S. Bright American director and producer

1954 Emma Dent Coad British politician

1954 Aleksander Kwaśniewski Polish journalist and politician 3rd President of Poland

1954 Randy Thomas American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer

1954 Tony Thompson American R&B disco and rock drummer (d. 2003)

1954 Andrea Barrett American novelist and short story writer

1954 Dick Gross Australian lawyer and politician

1954 Chopper Read Australian criminal and author (d. 2013)

1954 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Egyptian field marshal and politician 6th President of Egypt

1954 Réjean Lemelin Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1954 Kathleen Quinlan American actress

1954 Richard Brooker English actor and stuntman (d. 2013)

1954 Antonina Koshel Soviet artistic gymnast

1954 Frank Marino Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter

1954 Bin Shimada Japanese voice actor

1954 Fiona Pitt-Kethley English journalist author and poet

1954 Denise Epoté Cameroonian journalist at the head of the Africa management of TV5 Monde

1954 Paolo Gentiloni Italian politician 57th Prime Minister of Italy

1954 Carol Tomcala Australian sports shooter

1954 Pete Allen English clarinet player and saxophonist

1954 Glenn Brummer American baseball player

1954 Bruce Hornsby American singer-songwriter and pianist

1954 Aavo Pikkuus Estonian cyclist

1954 Emir Kusturica Serbian actor director and screenwriter

1954 Margaret Wetherell English psychologist and academic

1954 Clem Burke American drummer

1954 Roz Chast American cartoonist

1954 Velupillai Prabhakaran Sri Lankan rebel leader founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)

1954 Arthur Smith English comedian actor and screenwriter

1954 Necip Hablemitoğlu Turkish historian and academic (d. 2002)

1954 Joel Coen American director producer and screenwriter

1954 Chirlane McCray American writer editor and activist

1954 Wayne Bartholomew Australian surfer

1954 Lawrence Summers American economist and academic

1954 Alan Dedicoat English journalist

1954 Judith Hackitt English chemist and engineer

1954 François Van der Elst Belgian footballer (d. 2017)

1954 Dan Butler American actor director and screenwriter

1954 Grace Andreacchi American-English author poet and playwright

1954 Hanif Kureishi English author and playwright

1954 Gary Roenicke American baseball player and scout

1954 Nicola De Maria Italian painter

1954 Chris Stamey American singer-songwriter musician and music producer

1954 Mary Fallin American businesswoman and politician 27th Governor of Oklahoma

1954 Harold Hongju Koh American lawyer academic and politician

1954 Frits Pirard Dutch cyclist

1954 Jean-Claude Juncker Luxembourger lawyer and politician Prime Minister of Luxembourg

1954 Henk ten Cate Dutch footballer and manager

1954 Eudine Barriteau Barbadian economist and academic

1954 Price Cobb American race car driver and manager

1954 Jack Hues English singer-songwriter and musician

1954 Brad Bryant American golfer

1954 Sylvester Clarke Barbadian cricketer (d. 1999)

1954 Santiago Creel Mexican lawyer and politician Mexican Secretary of the Interior

1954 Jermaine Jackson American singer-songwriter bass player and producer

1954 Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson Icelandic guitarist mathematician and engineer

1954 Alan Kulwicki American race car driver (d. 1993)

1954 Steve MacLean Canadian physicist and astronaut

1954 Alex Cox English film director screenwriter actor non-fiction author and broadcaster

1954 Oliver Heald English lawyer and politician Solicitor General for England and Wales

1954 Mark Warner American businessman and politician 69th Governor of Virginia

1954 Sergejus Jovaiša Lithuanian basketball player

1954 John Booth English race car driver

1954 Willi Wülbeck German runner

1954 Jeff Allam English race car driver

1954 Tim Parks English author and translator

1954 Michael Badalucco American actor

1954 Sandra Cisneros American author and poet

1954 Hideshi Matsuda Japanese racing driver

1954 Derick Parry Nevisian cricketer

1954 Raivo Järvi Estonian radio host and politician (d. 2012)

1954 Brian Teacher American tennis player

1954 Yves Debay Congolese-French commander and journalist (d. 2013)

1954 José María Figueres Costa Rican businessman and politician President of Costa Rica

1954 Helen Jones English lawyer and politician

1954 Peter Hillary New Zealand mountaineer and philanthropist

1954 Edmund Zagorski American convicted murderer (d. 2018)

1954 Mandie Fletcher English director producer and production manager

1954 Teo Chee Hean Singaporean politician and 5th Senior Minister of Singapore

1954 Gayle King American television journalist

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