June
June 2 – Lex Luger, former American professional wrestler
June 3 – Margot Kδίmann, Lutheran theologian, German bishop
June 4 – Gordon P. Robertson, American televangelist and son of Pat Robertson
June 7 – Prince, American musician
June 8
Cyril O'Reilly, American actor
Keenen Ivory Wayans, African-American comedian, actor, and director
June 12
Rebecca Holden, American actress, singer, and entertainer
Meredith Brooks, American singer/songwriter and guitarist
June 14
Masami Yoshida, Japanese athlete (d. 2000)
Eric Heiden, American speed skater
June 15 – Wade Boggs, American baseball player
June 17 – Jello Biafra, American punk musician and activist (Dead Kennedys)
June 20 – Chuck Wagner, American actor
June 22 – Bruce Campbell, American actor, producer, writer and director
June 24 – Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach
June 27 – Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer
June 28 – Fιlix Gray, French singer and songwriter
June 29
Jeff Coopwood, American actor, broadcaster and singer
Rosa Mota, Portuguese long-distance runner
June 30 – Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish conductor and composer
[edit]July
July 2 – Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
July 3 – Didier Mouron, Swiss artist.
July 5 – William Watterson, American cartoonist (Calvin and Hobbes)
July 6 – Jennifer Saunders, British comedienne and actress
July 7 – Michala Petri, Danish recorder player
July 8
Kevin Bacon, American actor
Pauline Quirke, British actress
July 15
Mac Thornberry, American politician
Austin Hayes, Irish footballer (d. 1986)
July 16 – Michael Flatley, Irish-born dancer
July 20 – Billy Mays, American infomercial salesperson (d. 2009)
July 22 – Tatsunori Hara, Japanese professional-baseball coach and player
July 28 – Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (d. 1981)
July 30 – Kate Bush, British singer and songwriter
July 31 – Mark Cuban, American entrepreneur and basketball team owner
[edit]August
August 1 – Adrian Dunbar, Irish actor and director
August 7
Bruce Dickinson, English musician (Iron Maiden)
Russell Baze, champion jockey
August 10 – Don Swayze, American actor
August 15 – Victor Shenderovich, Russian writer
August 16
Madonna, American-born singer, songwriter, and actress
Angela Bassett, African-American actress
August 17 – Belinda Carlisle, American singer
August 19 – Anthony Muρoz, American football player
August 20 – Nicholas Bell, English actor based in Australia
August 22 – Colm Feore, American-born actor
August 24 – Steve Guttenberg, American actor
August 25 – Tim Burton, American film director
August 27 – Normand Brathwaite, African-Canadian comedian and television and radio host
August 29
Lenny Henry, British comedian
Michael Jackson, American singer, songwriter and dancer (d. 2009)
[edit]September
September 6
Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, author
Sione Vailahi, professional wrestler ("The Barbarian")
September 8
Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
Reiko Terashima, Japanese manga artist and illustrator
September 10
Chris Columbus (filmmaker), American film director/writer/producer
Siobhan Fahey, Irish singer
September 11 – Julia Nickson-Soul, Singapore actress
September 13 – Pawel Przytocki, Polish conductor
September 14
Michael Bollner, German actor
Jeff Crowe, New Zealand cricketer
September 16
Orel Hershiser, American baseball player
Jennifer Tilly, Canadian/American actress
September 19
Lita Ford, British musician
Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxer
September 21 – Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
September 22
Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor
Joan Jett, American musician
September 23 – Marvin Lewis, American football coach
September 24 – Kevin Sorbo, American actor
September 25
Michael Madsen, American actor
Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
September 27 – Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
September 30 – Marty Stuart, American singer
[edit]October
October 14 – Thomas Dolby, English rock musician
October 16 – Tim Robbins, American actor
October 17 – Alan Jackson, American country singer and songwriter
October 20
October 24 - Vincent K. Brooks, American Lieutenant General
Viggo Mortensen, American actor
Mark King, British musician
Scott Hall, American professional wrestler
October 25
Phil Daniels, English actor
Kornelia Ender, German swimmer
October 27 – Simon Le Bon, English rock singer
October 29 – Blazej Balaz, Slovak painter
[edit]November
November 2 – Willie McGee, African-American baseball player
November 8 – Jeff Speakman, American actor and martial artst
November 10 – Vicky Rosti, Finnish singer, former Eurovision contestant
November 12 – Megan Mullally, American actress, singer and media personality
November 14 - Donna Wilkes, American film actress
November 16
Marg Helgenberger, American actress
Boris Krivokapi?, Serbian academic
November 17 – Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress and singer
November 18 – Laura Miller, Mayor of Dallas, Texas
November 19 – Michael Wilbon, American sportswriter
November 21 – David Reivers, Jamaican actor
November 22
Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress
Bruce Payne, English actor and producer
November 25 - Darlanne Fluegel, American actress
November 27 – Tetsuya Komuro, Japanese music producer and song writer
November 28 – Dave Righetti, American baseball player
November 30 – Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
[edit]December
December 1
Charlene Tilton, American actress
Javier Aguirre, Mexican football player and manager
December 5 – Dynamite Kid, English professional wrestler
December 6
Nick Park, English filmmaker and animator
Debbie Rowe, Ex-wife of pop star Michael Jackson, and the mother of two of his children
December 10 – Cornelia Funke, German author
December 11 – Nikki Sixx, American rock musician
December 12
Monica Attard, Australian journalist
Lucie Guay, Canadian canoer
Dag Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian musician
Sheree J. Wilson, American actress
December 13 – Lynn-Holly Johnson, American ice skater and actress
December 14
Mike Scott, Scottish singer-songwriter (The Waterboys)
Spider Stacy, English musician (The Pogues)
Franηois Zocchetto, French politician
December 21 – Kevin Blackwell, English football manager
December 25
Hanford Dixon, American football player
Rickey Henderson, African-American baseball player
December 28 – Twila Paris, American Christian musician
December 29 – Lakhdar Belloumi, Algerian football player
December 31 – Bebe Neuwirth, American actress
[edit]Date unknown
Helena Klakocar, Dutch cartoonist
[edit]Deaths

[edit]January–June
January 1
Edward Weston, American photographer (b. 1886)
Archibald Alphonso Alexander, American designer/governor (b. 1888)
January 7 – Margaret Anglin, stage actress (b. 1876)
January 8 – Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (b. 1883)
January 11 – Edna Purviance, American actress (b. 1895)
January 13 – Jesse L. Lasky, American film produer (b. 1880)
January 16 – Aubrey Mather, English actor (b. 1885)
January 19 – Cβndido Rondon, Brazilian military officer (b. 1865)
January 30 – Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
February 1 – Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
February 2 – Walter Kingsford, English actor (b. 1881)
February 4
Monta Bell, American actor (b. 1891)
Henry Kuttner, American author (b. 1915)
February 6
Geoff Bent (b. 1932)
Roger Byrne (b. 1929)
Eddie Colman (b. 1936)
Mark Jones (b. 1933)
David Pegg (b. 1935)
Tommy Taylor (b. 1932)
Liam "Billy" Whelan (b. 1935), all footballers that perished in the Munich air disaster
February 10 – Aleksander Klumberg, Estonian decathlete (b. 1899)
February 13
Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette (b. 1880)
Georges Rouault, French painter (b. 1871)
Helen Twelvetrees, American actress (b. 1908)
February 17 – Marguerite Snow, American actress (b. 1889)
February 20 – Thurston Hall, American actor (b. 1882)
February 21 – Duncan Edwards English footballer (b. 1936), injury in the Munich air disaster
February 27 – Harry Cohn, American film producer (b. 1891)
March 11 – Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (b. 1878)
March 20 – Adegoke Adelabu, Nigerian politician (b. 1915) (car crash)
March 21 – Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (b. 1923)
March 22 (in plane crash)
Mike Todd, American film producer (b. 1909)
Art Cohn, American screenwriter (b. 1909)
March 24 – Herbert Fields, American librettist and screenwriter (b. 1897)
March 25 – Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)
March 26 – Phil Mead, English cricketer (b. 1887)
March 28 – W. C. Handy, African-American blues composer (b. 1873)
April 2 – Willie Maley, Scottish football player and manager (b. 1868)
April 8 – George Jean Nathan, American drama critic (b. 1882)
April 15 – Estelle Taylor, American actress (b. 1894)
April 16 – Rosalind Franklin, British crystallographer (b. 1920)
April 19 – Billy Meredith, Welsh footballer (b. 1874)
May 2 – Henry Cornelius, South African-born director (b. 1913)
May 3 – Frank Foster, English cricketer (b. 1889)
May 7 – Mihkel Lόdig, Estonian composer, organist and choir conductor (b. 1880)
May 18 – Jacob Fichman, Israeli poet and essayist (b. 1881)
May 19 – Ronald Colman, English actor (b. 1891)
May 26 – Constantin Cantacuzino, Romanian aviator (b. 1905)
May 29 – Juan Ramσn Jimιnez, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
June 6
Lloyd Hughes, American actor (b. 1897)
Virginia Pearson, American actress (b. 1886)
June 9 – Robert Donat, English actor (b. 1905)
June 13 – Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
June 16
Aleksandr Chervyakov, Prime Minister of the Byelorussian SSR (suicide) (b. 1892)
Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (executed) (b. 1896)
June 20 – Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
June 21 – Herbert Brenon, American film director (b. 1880)
June 26 – George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1876)
June 28 – Alfred Noyes, English poet (b. 1880)
[edit]July–December
July 2 – Martha Boswell, American singer (b. 1905)
July 14 (killed during coup d'ιtat):
King Faisal II of Iraq (b. 1935)
'Abd al-Ilah, former regent of Iraq (b. 1913)
July 15 – Julia Lennon, English mother of John Lennon (b. 1914)
July 18 – Henry Farman, pioneer French aviator and aircraft company founder (b. 1874)
July 20 – Franklin Pangborn, American actor (b. 1889)
July 24 – Mabel Ballin, American actress (b. 1887)
July 27
Claire Lee Chennault, American aviator and general, leader of the Flying Tigers (b. 1893)
Harry Warner, American studio executive (b. 1881)
August 3 – Peter Collins, Formula 1 driver (b. 1931)
August 8 – Barbara Bennett, American actress (b. 1906)
August 14
Frιdιric Joliot, French physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1900)
Gladys Presley, American, mother of Elvis Presley (b. 1912)
August 16 – Paul Panzer, German actor (b. 1872)
August 18 – Bonar Colleano, American actor (b. 1924)
August 22 – Roger Martin du Gard, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
August 24 – Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)
August 26 – Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (b. 1872)
August 27 – Ernest Lawrence, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
September 11
Hans Grundig, German artist (b. 1901)
Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)
September 16 – Alma Bennett, American actress (b. 1904)
September 23 – Alfred Piccaver, British-American operatic tenor (b. 1884)
October 9 – Pope Pius XII (b. 1876)
October 17
Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (b. 1876)
Paul Outerbridge American photographer (b. 1896)
October 15 – Jack Norton, American actor (b. 1882)
October 24 – G. E. Moore, British philosopher of (Principia Ethica) (b. 1873)
October 27 – Marshall Neilan, American actor and director (b. 1891)
October 29 – Zoλ Akins, American playwright, poet, and author (b. 1886)
November 15
Samuel Hopkins Adams, American writer (b. 1871)
Tyrone Power, American actor (b. 1914)
November 19 – Vittorio Ambrosio, Italian general (b. 1879)
November 21 – Mel Ott, American baseball player (b. 1909)
November 24
Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, English politician and diplomat, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1864)
Harry Parke, American comedian (b. 1904)
November 27 – Artur Rodzi?ski, Polish conductor (b. 1892)
December 1 – Boots Mallory, American actress (b. 1913)
December 8 – Tris Speaker, American baseball player (b. 1888)
December 12 – Albert Walsh, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1900)
December 13 – Tim Moore, American comedian (b. 1887)
December 15 – Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
December 21 – H.B. Warner, English actor (b. 1875)
December 29 – Doris Humphrey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1895)