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BORN 1929

Turning 93 in 2022

  Gordon Moore
American businessman, co-founded the Intel Corporation
01/03/1929
  Amitai Etzioni
German-born American sociologist
01/04/1929
  Terry Moore
American actress, Mighty Joe Young, Come Back, Little Sheba
01/07/1929
  Peter Dale Scott
Canadian-born poet and political analyst
01/11/1929
  Alasdair MacIntyre
Scottish-born philosopher
01/12/1929
  Queen Ida
American zydeco accordionist
01/15/1929
  John Polanyi
German-born Canadian Nobel Prize-winning chemist
01/23/1929
  Benny Golson
American jazz saxophonist and composer
01/25/1929
  Jules Feiffer
American cartoonist, playwright, and screenwriter, Carnal Knowledge
01/26/1929
  Michael Craig
English/Australian actor and screenwriter, The Angry Silence
01/27/1929
(Some sources cite 1928)
  Mohamed Al-Fayed
Egyptian business magnate
01/27/1929
  Claes Oldenburg
Swedish-born American sculptor
01/28/1929
  Jerry Adler
American actor, TV's Mad About You, The Sopranos
02/04/1929
  Alejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean-born French motion picture director and screenwriter, El Topo
02/17/1929
  Patricia Routledge
English actress, TV's Keeping Up Appearances
02/17/1929
  Len Deighton
English writer, The IPCRESS File, Funeral in Berlin
02/18/1929
  James Hong
American actor, Big Trouble in Little China, Kung Fu Panda
02/22/1929
  Rebecca Schull
American actress, TV's Wings
02/22/1929
  Arnold Roth
American cartoonist and illustrator
02/25/1929
  Frank Gehry
Canadian/American architect
02/28/1929
  Yayoi Kusama
Japanese painter and sculptor
03/22/1929
  Mark Rydell
American motion picture director, The Rose, On Golden Pond
03/23/1929
  Claire Maurier
French actress, La Cage aux Folles, Amélie
03/27/1929
  Milan Kundera
Czechoslovakian-born French writer, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
04/01/1929
  Ivar Giaever
Norwegian-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
04/05/1929
  Édouard Balladur
French prime minister (1993-1995)
05/02/1929
  Margaret Kerry
American actress, model for Tinker Bell in Disney's Peter Pan
05/11/1929
  Bernard Marcus
American businessman, co-founded Home Depot
05/12/1929
  Sam Nujoma
Namibian president (1990-2005)
05/12/1929
  Harvey Cox
American theologian
05/19/1929
  Harry Frankfurt
American philosopher, author of On Bullshit
05/29/1929
  Peter Higgs
English Nobel Prize-winning physicist
05/29/1929
  Werner Arber
Swiss Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist
06/03/1929
  Billy Williams
English cinematographer, The Exorcist, On Golden Pond, Gandhi
06/03/1929
  James Barnor
Ghanaian photographer
06/06/1929
  James McDivitt
American astronaut
06/10/1929
  Jürgen Habermas
German philosopher and sociologist
06/18/1929
  Bonnie Bartlett
American actress, TV's Little House on the Prairie, St. Elsewhere
06/20/1929
  Imelda Marcos
Filipino First Lady (1965-1986)
07/02/1929
  Arthur Frommer
American travel writer and publisher
07/17/1929
  Kenneth Grange
English industrial designer
07/17/1929
  Dick Button
American Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater and skating analyst
07/18/1929
  Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
French historian, author of The Peasants of Languedoc
07/19/1929
  Sid Krofft
Canadian-born American puppeteer and television producer, H.R. Pufnstuf
07/30/1929
  Lynne Reid Banks
English writer, The L-Shaped Room, The Indian in the Cupboard
07/31/1929
  Pat Cooper
American comedian and actor, Analyze This
07/31/1929
  Don Murray
American actor, Bus Stop, A Hatful of Rain, TV's Knots Landing
07/31/1929
  Hugues Aufray
French folk and pop singer and songwriter
08/18/1929
  X. J. Kennedy
American poet, Nude Descending a Staircase
08/21/1929
  Vera Miles
American actress, The Searchers, Psycho
08/23/1929
  Bob Newhart
American comedian and actor, Elf, TV's The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart
09/05/1929
  Christoph von Dohnányi
German conductor
09/08/1929
  Barbara Walters
American journalist and television personality, The Today Show, The View
09/25/1929
  Tina Ramirez
Venezuelan-born American dancer and choreographer, founder of Ballet Hispanico
09/27/1929
  Leroy Van Dyke
American country singer, "The Auctioneer", "Walk on By"
10/04/1929
  Fernanda Montenegro
Brazilian actress, Central Station
10/16/1929
  Violeta Chamorro
Nicaraguan president (1990-1997)
10/18/1929
  Joan Plowright
English actress, The Entertainer, Avalon, Enchanted April
10/28/1929
  Lloyd Morrisett
American psychologist, co-founder of the Children's Television Workshop
11/02/1929
  June Squibb
American actress, About Schmidt, Nebraska
11/06/1929
  Eric Kandel
Austrian-born American Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist
11/07/1929
  Hans Magnus Enzensberger
German essayist and poet
11/11/1929
  Jerry Hardin
American actor, The Firm, TV's The X-Files
11/20/1929
  Don January
American golfer
11/20/1929
  Berry Gordy, Jr.
American entrepreneur, founded Motown Records
11/28/1929
  Joan Ganz Cooney
American television producer, Sesame Street, The Electric Company
11/30/1929
  Harry Benson
Scottish photographer
12/02/1929
  Alain Tanner
Swiss motion picture director, Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
12/06/1929
  Arnulf Rainer
Austrian painter
12/08/1929
  Toshiko Akiyoshi
Japanese-born American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist
12/12/1929
  Selim Hoss
Lebanese prime minister (1976-1980, 1987-1990, 1998-2000) and president (1988-1989)
12/20/1929
  Maarten Schmidt
Dutch-born American astronomer
12/28/1929

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