Famous Birthdays for Year 1940

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Birthdays 1 - 150 of 727

Jan 1st - Jack Kiefer, Columbia PA, PGA golfer (1994 Ralphs Senior Classic)
Jan 1st - Laszlo Sary, composer
Jan 1st - Richard Henry Orton, composer
Jan 2nd - S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
Jan 3rd - Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)
Jan 4th - Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
Jan 4th - Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
Jan 4th - Helmut Jahn, German architect
Jan 4th - Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate
Jan 5th - Dany Saval, Oakland California, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)
Jan 5th - Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
Jan 5th - Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
Jan 5th - Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
Jan 5th - General Sir Michael Rose, UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia
Jan 6th - Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
Jan 6th - Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
Jan 6th - Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
Jan 7th - William Elgin Swinton, child psychiatrist
Jan 8th - Anthony Gaurdine, (Little Anthony & Imperials-Goin Out of My Head)
Jan 8th - Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
Jan 8th - Little Anthony [Gourdine], rocker (& Imperials)
Jan 9th - Barbara Buczek, composer
Jan 9th - Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
Jan 9th - Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
Jan 9th - Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician
Jan 10th - Harry Gant, NASCAR driver
Jan 10th - Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
Jan 10th - Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician
Jan 11th - Mark DeVoto, composer
Jan 12th - Dick Motz, cricketer (1st NZer to take 100 Test wickets)
Jan 13th - Edmund White, American author
Jan 14th - Julian Bond, Nashville Tenn, (D-Ga) civil rights leader
Jan 17th - H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
Jan 17th - Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
Jan 18th - Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
Jan 19th - Barend J du Plessis, South African minister of Finance (1984- )
Jan 19th - Mary Mills, Laurel Mississippi, LPGA golfer
Jan 19th - Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
Jan 19th - Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
Jan 20th - Carol Heiss Jenkins, NYC, figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60)
Jan 20th - Jorge Peixinho, composer
Jan 20th - Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus (Jan 21st) Jan 21st - Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)
Jan 21st - Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
Jan 22nd - Addie "Micki" Harris, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
Jan 22nd - John Hurt, England, actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express)
Jan 22nd - Tilo Medek, German composer
Jan 22nd - George Seifert, American football coach
Jan 23rd - Johnny Russell, country singer
Jan 24th - Flip Buurmeijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
Jan 27th - Brian T O'Leary, Boston Mass, astronaut
Jan 27th - James Cromwell, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile)
Jan 28th - Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican businessman
Jan 29th - Katharine Ross, American actress
Jan 29th - Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
Jan 30th - David Johnson, composer
Jan 31st - Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
Feb 1st - Bibi Besch, Vienna Austria, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within)
Feb 1st - Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
Feb 2nd - Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
Feb 2nd - Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
Feb 2nd - David Jason, English actor
Feb 2nd - Wayne Fontes, American football coach
Quarterback Fran TarkentonQuarterback Fran Tarkenton (Feb 3rd) Feb 3rd - Fran Tarkenton, Richmond Va, NFL QB (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings)
Feb 3rd - Jim Hartz, newscaster (NBC-TV, Innovations)
Feb 4th - John Schuck, Boston, Massachusetts, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo)
Feb 4th - George A Romero, actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes)
Feb 5th - H R Giger, artist, special effects designer, (Alien)
Feb 6th - Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
Feb 6th - Tom Brokaw, Yankton SD, news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982- )
Feb 7th - Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
Feb 8th - Averil Cameron, British(?) historian
Actor & Director George RomeroActor & Director George Romero (Feb 4th) Feb 8th - Talib Rasul Hakim, composer
Feb 8th - Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
Feb 9th - Brian Bennett, London, rock drummer (Shadows)
Feb 10th - Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
Feb 10th - Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1964)
Feb 10th - Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
Feb 10th - Jimmy Merchant, New York City, New York, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools)
Feb 11th - Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
Feb 12th - Hank Brown, (Rep-R-CO, 1981-88)
Feb 12th - Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
Feb 14th - Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
Feb 15th - John Hadl, American football player
Feb 15th - Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
Feb 16th - Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
Feb 17th - Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)
Feb 19th - Smokey Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles-Tears of a Clown)
Feb 19th - Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me), (d. 2013)
Feb 19th - Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)
Feb 19th - William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (& Miracles-Being With You)
Feb 19th - Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
Feb 20th - Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
Feb 20th - Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
Feb 20th - Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
Feb 20th - RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
Feb 20th - V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
Feb 21st - John Lewis, (Rep-D-Georgia)
Feb 21st - Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
Feb 21st - Peter Gethin, British racing driver
Feb 22nd - Chet Walker, NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls)
Feb 22nd - Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)
Feb 22nd - Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)
Feb 22nd - Billy Name, American photographer
Feb 23rd - Jermyn P Brooks, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
Feb 23rd - Peter Fonda, actor (Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip)
Feb 24th - Denis Law, British(?) soccer player
Feb 24th - Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70)
Feb 24th - Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
Feb 24th - Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
Feb 24th - Denis Law, Scottish footballer
Feb 25th - Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
Feb 25th - George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
Feb 25th - Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
Feb 25th - Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
Feb 25th - Ron Santo, shortstop (Cubs, 1st baseball player to veto his trade)
Feb 27th - Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
Feb 27th - Howard Hesseman, Salem Or, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class)
Feb 27th - Bill Hunter, Australian actor
Feb 28th - Joe South, Atlanta, Georgia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), (d. 2012)
Racing Car Driver Mario AndrettiRacing Car Driver Mario Andretti (Feb 28th) Feb 28th - Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion)
Feb 29th - Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer
Feb 29th - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople
Mar 1st - David Broome, Show Jumper (world champ-1970)
Mar 1st - Ralph Towner, rocker (Oregon)
Mar 1st - Robert Grossman, American illustrator
Mar 2nd - Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, chairman (S Afr Prog Fed Party, 1979-86)
Mar 2nd - Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
Mar 3rd - Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
Mar 3rd - Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
Mar 4th - Kas Garas, Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report)
Mar 4th - Volodymyr Morozov, Ukrainian flatwater canoer
Mar 5th - Mary Rose Oakar, (Rep)
Mar 5th - Malcolm Hebden, English actor
Mar 6th - Joanna Miles, Nice France, actress (Cross Creek, Delta County USA)
Mar 6th - Willie Stargell, outfielder/1st baseman (Pirates, 1971 NL HR leader)
Mar 7th - Daniel J Travanti, Kenosha Wisc, actor (Frank Furillo-Hill St Blues)
Mar 7th - Harald Gerlach, writer
Mar 7th - Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader (Glasnost Berlin)
Mar 7th - Viktor Petrovich Savinykh, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-4, T-13, TM-5)
Mar 8th - Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
Mar 8th - Susan Clark, Sarnia Ontario, actress (Night Moves, Webster)
Mar 8th - Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
Mar 9th - Raul Julia, PR, actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman)
Actor Chuck NorrisActor Chuck Norris (Mar 10th) Mar 10th - Chuck Norris, [Carlos Ray], OK, martial arts actor (Missing in Action)
Mar 10th - David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)
Mar 10th - Dean Torrence, LA Cal, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady)
Mar 10th - Francis Schwartz, composer
Mar 11th - Alberto Cortez, Argentinian singer
Mar 12th - Al Jarreau, Milwaukee WI, jazz singer (Moonlighting)

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