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BORN 1933

Turning 91 in 2024

  Richard Riley
American politician, South Carolina governor (1979–1987), and U.S. Secretary of Education (1993–2001)
01/02/1933
  Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
American writer of children's and young adult fiction, the Shiloh and Alice series
01/04/1933
  Michael Aspel
English newsreader, television and radio presenter, and talk show host
01/12/1933
  Liliana Cavani
Italian motion picture director and screenwriter, The Night Porter
01/12/1933
  John Boorman
English motion picture director, Deliverance, Hope and Glory
01/18/1933
  Jack Hill
American motion picture director, Coffy, Foxy Brown
01/28/1933
  Costa-Gavras
Greek-born French motion picture director and screenwriter, Z, Missing
02/12/1933
  Paul Biya
Cameroonian president (1982–present)
02/13/1933
  Kim Novak
American actress, Picnic, Vertigo, Bell, Book and Candle
02/13/1933
  Bruce P. Crandall
American Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient
02/17/1933
  Yoko Ono
Japanese-born conceptual artist, singer, and peace activist
02/18/1933
  Frederick Crews
American literary critic, author of The Pooh Perplex
02/20/1933
  Sheila Hancock
English actress, TV's Bedtime
02/22/1933
  Nicholas Pileggi
American author and screenwriter, Goodfellas
02/22/1933
  Raymond Berry
American football player and coach
02/27/1933
  Sidney J. Furie
Canadian motion picture director, The Ipcress File, Lady Sings the Blues
02/28/1933
  Barbara Feldon
American actress, TV’s Get Smart
03/12/1933
  Mike Stoller
American songwriter, "Jailhouse Rock", "Stand by Me"
03/13/1933
  Michael Caine
English actor, The Ipcress File, Alfie, Hannah and Her Sisters
03/14/1933
  Quincy Jones
American music producer, musician, and composer
03/14/1933
  Sanford I. Weill
American financier and philanthropist
03/16/1933
  Penelope Lively
English writer, A Stitch in Time, Moon Tiger
03/17/1933
  Renée Taylor
American actress, TV’s The Nanny, and screenwriter, Lovers and Other Strangers
03/19/1933
  Michael Heseltine
English politician, Deputy Prime Minister (1995–1997)
03/21/1933
  Hayes Alan Jenkins
American Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater
03/23/1933
  Philip Zimbardo
American psychologist, conducted 1971's Stanford Prison Experiment
03/23/1933
  Tinto Brass
Italian motion picture director, Caligula, and screenwriter
03/26/1933
  Frank Murkowski
American politician, Alaska senator (1981–2002) and governor (2002–2006)
03/28/1933
  Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
French Nobel Prize-winning physicist
04/01/1933
  Bob Dornan
American actor and politician, California representative (1977–1983, 1985–1997)
04/03/1933
  Tony Brown
American journalist and television host, Tony Brown's Journal
04/11/1933
  Ben Nighthorse Campbell
American politician, Colorado senator (1993–2005)
04/13/1933
  Morton Subotnick
American electronic music composer, Silver Apples of the Moon
04/14/1933
  Shani Wallis
English/American singer and actress, Oliver!
04/14/1933
  Joan Bakewell
English journalist and television presenter
04/16/1933
  Dickie Bird
English cricketer and umpire
04/19/1933
  Mark Damon
American actor, House of Usher, and motion picture producer, 9½ Weeks
04/22/1933
  Carol Burnett
American comedian and actress, Annie, TV’s The Carol Burnett Show
04/26/1933
  Alison Knowles
American sound and visual artist
04/29/1933
  Willie Nelson
American country singer, musician, songwriter, "On the Road Again”, and actor
04/29/1933
  Helen Vendler
American literary critic
04/30/1933
  Jean Becker
French motion picture director and screenwriter, Conversations with My Gardener
05/10/1933
  Barbara Taylor Bradford
English/American writer, the Emma Harte series
05/10/1933
  Françoise Fabian
French actress, My Night at Maud's
05/10/1933
  Louis Farrakhan
American religious figure, leader of the Nation of Islam (1978–present)
05/11/1933
  Siân Phillips
Welsh actress, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, TV's I, Claudius
05/14/1933
  Constance Towers
American actress, Shock Corridor, TV's General Hospital
05/20/1933
  Joan Collins
English actress, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, TV’s Dynasty
05/23/1933
  Ken Jacobs
American experimental filmmaker, Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
05/25/1933
  Helmuth Rilling
German conductor
05/29/1933
  Rod Paige
American government official, Secretary of Education (2000–2004)
06/17/1933
  Tommy Hunt
American soul singer, member of the Flamingos doo-wop group
06/18/1933
  Brett Halsey
American actor, Return of the Fly, The Godfather Part III
06/20/1933
  Claire Tomalin
English journalist and biographer, Jane Austen: A Life
06/20/1933
  Bernie Kopell
American actor, TV’s Get Smart, The Love Boat
06/21/1933
  Michelangelo Pistoletto
Italian painter and sculptor
06/23/1933
  James Meredith
American civil rights activist, first African-American to attend the University of Mississippi
06/25/1933
  Lea Massari
Italian actress, L'Avventura, Murmur of the Heart
06/30/1933
  Franz von Bayern
German duke, head of the former ruling family of the Kingdom of Bavaria
07/14/1933
  M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Indian novelist, screenwriter, and motion picture director, Nirmalyam
07/15/1933
  Mimi Hines
Canadian-born comedian and actress
07/17/1933
  Edmund Phelps
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
07/26/1933
  Robert Fuller
American actor, TV’s Laramie, Emergency!
07/29/1933
  Cees Nooteboom
Dutch novelist, Rituals, poet, and travel writer
07/31/1933
  Rocky Colavito
American baseball player and coach
08/10/1933
  Parnelli Jones
American race car driver
08/12/1933
  Joycelyn Elders
American government official, Surgeon General (1993–1994)
08/13/1933
  Madhur Jaffrey
Indian-born actress, culinary writer, and television personality
08/13/1933
  Reiner Kunze
German writer and GDR dissident
08/16/1933
  Julie Newmar
American actress, TV’s My Living Doll, Batman
08/16/1933
  Gene Kranz
American aerospace engineer, NASA's Chief Flight Director during Apollo 11 and Apollo 13
08/17/1933
  Roman Polanski
French/Polish motion picture director, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist
08/18/1933
  Debra Paget
American actress, The Ten Commandments, Love Me Tender
08/19/1933
  George J. Mitchell
American politician, Maine senator (1980–1995)
08/20/1933
  Janet Baker
English opera singer
08/21/1933
  Pete Wilson
American politician, California senator (1983–1991) and governor (1991–1999)
08/23/1933
  Tom Skerritt
American actor, Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias
08/25/1933
  Kerstin Ekman
Swedish writer, Blackwater
08/27/1933
  Tsai Chin
Chinese actress, You Only Live Twice, The Joy Luck Club
09/01/1933
  Bruce Davidson
American photographer
09/05/1933
  Asha Bhosle
Indian playback singer
09/08/1933
  Michael Frayn
English playwright, Noises Off, and novelist, Headlong
09/08/1933
  Eileen Fulton
American actress, TV’s As the World Turns
09/13/1933
  Patricia Crowley
American actress, TV’s Please Don't Eat the Daisies
09/17/1933
  Chuck Grassley
American politician, Iowa representative (1975–1981) and senator (1981–present)
09/17/1933
  Scotty Bowman
Canadian hockey coach
09/18/1933
  Hubie Brown
American basketball player, coach, and television analyst
09/25/1933
  Kathleen Nolan
American actress, TV’s The Real McCoys
09/27/1933
  Cissy Houston
American soul and gospel singer
09/30/1933
  Michael Parenti
American political analyst and social critic, author of Make-Believe Media
09/30/1933
  John Gurdon
English Nobel Prize-winning developmental biologist
10/02/1933
  Michel Plasson
French conductor
10/02/1933
  Louis Begley
Polish-born American writer, Wartime Lies, About Schmidt
10/06/1933
  Michael Korda
English-born novelist, biographer, editor, and publisher
10/08/1933
  Leonard Peikoff
Canadian-born American philosopher, author of The Ominous Parallels
10/15/1933
  William Anders
American astronaut
10/17/1933
  Barrie Chase
American dancer
10/20/1933
  Norman Rush
American writer, Mating
10/24/1933
  Michael Dukakis
American politician, Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee
11/03/1933
  Amartya Sen
Indian Nobel Prize-winning economist
11/03/1933
  Louis Wade Sullivan
American government official, Secretary of Health and Human Services (1989–1993)
11/03/1933
  Knut Johannesen
Norwegian Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater
11/06/1933
  Jackie Joseph
American actress, The Little Shop of Horrors, TV’s The Doris Day Show
11/07/1933
  Bobby Rush
American blues musician
11/10/1933
  Fred Haise
American astronaut
11/14/1933
  Jerry Sheindlin
American jurist and television personality, The People's Court
11/19/1933
  Kathryn Crosby (aka Kathryn Grant)
American singer and actress, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
11/25/1933
  Gordon S. Wood
American historian, author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution
11/27/1933
  John Mayall
English blues-rock singer and musician, frontman of the Bluesbreakers
11/29/1933
  Jane Elliott
American educator and diversity trainer, originated the “blue eyes/brown eyes" exercise
11/30/1933
  Wink Martindale
American game show host, Gambit, Tic-Tac-Dough
12/04/1933
  Lou Adler
American music and motion picture producer
12/13/1933
  Abel Pacheco
Costa Rican president (2002–2006)
12/22/1933
  Akihito
Japanese emperor (1989–2019)
12/23/1933

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