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  Jürgen Habermas
German philosopher and sociologist
06/18/1929
  Gene Hackman
American Oscar-winning actor, Bonnie and Clyde, The French Connection
01/30/1930
  Glenn Hall
Canadian hockey player
10/03/1931
  Lee H. Hamilton
American politician, Indiana representative (1965-1999)
04/20/1931
  Jerry Hardin
American actor, The Firm, TV's The X-Files
11/20/1929
  Sheldon Harnick
American lyricist, Broadway's Fiorello!, Fiddler on the Roof
04/30/1924
  Fred Harris
American politician, Oklahoma senator (1964-1973)
11/13/1930
  Rosemary Harris
English actress, Tom & Viv, the Spider-Man film series
09/19/1927
  John Hart
American broadcast journalist
02/01/1932
  Klaus Hasselmann
German Nobel Prize-winning oceanographer
10/25/1931
  Bill Hayes
American pop singer and actor, TV's Days of Our Lives
06/05/1925
  Roy Haynes
American jazz drummer
03/13/1925
  Tippi Hedren
American actress, The Birds, Marnie
01/19/1930
  Patrick Hemingway
American literary editor, Ernest Hemingway's True at First Light
06/28/1928
  Dudley R. Herschbach
American Nobel Prize-winning chemist
06/18/1932
  Whitey Herzog
American baseball player, coach, and manager
11/09/1931
  Anne Heywood
English actress, The Fox
12/11/1931
  Darryl Hickman
American actor, The Grapes of Wrath, and television executive
07/28/1931
  Peter Higgs
English Nobel Prize-winning physicist
05/29/1929
  Clint Hill
American Secret Service agent, shielded the Kennedys after the president was shot
01/04/1932
  E. D. Hirsch
American literary critic, author of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
03/22/1928
  Mike Hodges
English motion picture director, Get Carter
07/29/1932
  Jerzy Hoffman
Polish motion picture director and screenwriter, The Deluge
03/15/1932
  Nonny Hogrogian
American children's writer and illustrator, One Fine Day
05/07/1932
  Earl Holliman
American actor, The Rainmaker, TV's Police Woman
09/11/1928
  Bill Holman
American jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger
05/21/1927
  Gerald Holton
German-born American physicist and science historian
05/23/1922
  Jac Holzman
American music industry executive, founder of Elektra Records
09/15/1931
  James Hong
American actor, Big Trouble in Little China, Kung Fu Panda
02/22/1929
  Selim Hoss
Lebanese prime minister (1976-1980, 1987-1990, 1998-2000) and president (1988-1989)
12/20/1929
  Dolores Huerta
American labor leader and activist
04/10/1930
  Kathleen Hughes
American actress, It Came from Outer Space
11/14/1928
  Will Hutchins
American actor, TV's Sugarfoot
05/05/1930
  Dick Hyman
American jazz pianist and composer
03/08/1927
  Ion Iliescu
Romanian president (1989-1996, 2000-2004)
03/03/1930
  Luce Irigaray
Belgian-born French linguist, psychoanalyst, and feminist philosopher
05/03/1930
  Robert Irwin
American painter and sculptor
09/12/1928
  Arata Isozaki
Japanese architect
07/23/1931
  James Ivory
American motion picture producer, director, Howard's End, and screenwriter, Call Me by Your Name
06/07/1928
  Al Jaffee
American cartoonist, regular contributor to Mad magazine
03/13/1921
  John Jakes
American writer, the North and South Civil War trilogy
03/31/1932
  Ahmad Jamal
American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader
07/02/1930
  Byron Janis
American classical pianist
03/24/1928
  Don January
American golfer
11/20/1929
  Ella Jenkins
American singer and songwriter, nicknamed "The First Lady of Children's Music"
08/06/1924
  Norman Jewison
Canadian motion picture producer and director, In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck
07/21/1926
  Jiang Zemin
Chinese president (1993-2003)
08/17/1926
  Alejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean-born French motion picture director and screenwriter, El Topo
02/17/1929
  Sue Johanson
Canadian sex educator and television personality, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson
03/16/1930
(Some sources cite 07/29/1930)
  Glynis Johns
South African-born Welsh actress, Mary Poppins, Broadway's A Little Night Music
10/05/1923
  Jasper Johns
American painter and graphic artist
05/15/1930
  George E. Johnson, Sr.
American entrepreneur, founded Johnson Hair Care Products
06/12/1927
  J. Bennett Johnston
American politician, Louisiana senator (1972-1997)
06/10/1932
  Jennifer Johnston
Irish writer, The Old Jest
01/12/1930
  Betsy Jolas
French/American composer, A Little Summer Suite
08/05/1926
  Jonathan
Seychellois-hatched St. Helenian giant tortoise, world's oldest known living land animal
c. 1832
  Dub Jones
American football player
12/29/1924
  James Earl Jones
American actor, The Great White Hope, Star Wars
01/17/1931
  Tom Jones
American lyricist and librettist, The Fantasticks
02/17/1928
  Sheila Jordan
American jazz singer
11/18/1928
  Bernard Kalb
American journalist
02/04/1922
  Marvin Kalb
American journalist
06/09/1930
  Eric Kandel
Austrian-born American Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist
11/07/1929
  John Kander
American songwriter, "Cabaret", "New York, New York", collaborator with Fred Ebb
03/18/1927
  Martin Karplus
Austrian-born American Nobel Prize-winning chemist
03/15/1930
  Nancy Kassebaum
American politician, Kansas senator (1978-1997)
07/29/1932
  Alex Katz
American painter and printmaker
07/24/1927
  Ágnes Keleti
Hungarian/Israeli Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast
01/09/1921
  Adrienne Kennedy
American playwright, Funnyhouse of a Negro
09/13/1931
  Ethel Kennedy
American human rights activist and political figure, widow of Senator Robert Kennedy
04/11/1928
  William Kennedy
American writer, Ironweed, Roscoe
01/16/1928
  X. J. Kennedy
American poet, Nude Descending a Staircase
08/21/1929
  Margaret Kerry
American actress, model for Tinker Bell in Disney's Peter Pan
05/11/1929
  Joseph Kerwin
American astronaut
02/19/1932
  Terry Kilburn
English-born American actor, A Christmas Carol, Goodbye, Mr. Chips
11/25/1926
  Kim Yong-nam
North Korean government official, ceremonial head of state (1998-2019)
02/04/1928
  Don King
American boxing promoter
08/20/1931
  Henry Kissinger
German-born American statesman, Secretary of State (1973-1977), and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
05/27/1923
  Joseph Kittinger
American Air Force colonel, first person to conduct stratospheric space diving
07/27/1928
  Alexander Kluge
German writer and filmmaker, The Candidate
02/14/1932
  Hilary Knight
American illustrator, the Eloise book series
11/01/1926
  Marilyn Knowlden
American actress, Imitation of Life, Les Misérables
05/12/1926
  Pavel Kohout
Czechoslovakian-born Austrian playwright and novelist, The Widow Killer
07/20/1928
  Ted Kotcheff
Canadian motion picture director, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Weekend at Bernie's
04/07/1931
  Philip Kotler
American marketing strategist, known as the father of modern marketing
05/27/1931
  Herbert Kroemer
German Nobel Prize-winning physicist
08/25/1928
  Sid Krofft
Canadian-born American puppeteer and television producer, H.R. Pufnstuf
07/30/1929
  Mickey Kuhn
American actor, Gone with the Wind, Red River
09/21/1932
  Milan Kundera
Czechoslovakian-born French writer, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
04/01/1929
  György Kurtág
Hungarian composer
02/19/1926
  Yayoi Kusama
Japanese painter and sculptor
03/22/1929
  Art Laboe
American radio personality
08/07/1925
  William Labov
American sociolinguist
12/04/1927
  Cleo Laine
English singer and actress, nicknamed "The Queen of Jazz"
10/28/1927
  Angela Lansbury
English-born American actress, Gaslight, Broadway's Mame, TV's Murder, She Wrote
10/16/1925
  Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
German Holocaust survivor, member of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz
07/17/1925
  Piper Laurie
American actress, The Hustler, Carrie
01/22/1932
  Phyllida Law
Scottish actress, The Winter Guest
05/08/1932
  Carol Lawrence
American actress and singer, Broadway's West Side Story
09/05/1932
  Mary Wells Lawrence
American advertising executive
05/25/1928
  James Lawson
American activist, minister, and educator
09/22/1928
  Peter Lax
Hungarian-born American mathematician
05/01/1926
  Frank Layden
American basketball coach and executive
01/05/1932
  Norman Lear
American motion picture and television producer, All in the Family, Good Times
07/27/1922
  Bill Lee
American jazz musician and composer
07/23/1928
  David Lee
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
01/20/1931
  Tsung-Dao Lee
Chinese-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
11/24/1926
  Tom Lehrer
American satirist and songwriter, "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”
04/09/1928
  Julio Le Parc
Argentinian kinetic artist
09/23/1928
  Jean-Marie Le Pen
French nationalist, founded and led the National Front political party (1972-2011)
06/20/1928
  Philippe Leroy
French actor, The Night Porter, La Femme Nikita
10/15/1930
  Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
French historian, author of The Peasants of Languedoc
07/19/1929
  Richard Lester
American motion picture director, A Hard Day's Night, Help!
01/19/1932
  William Leuchtenburg
American historian, author of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
09/28/1922
  Sander Levin
American politician, Michigan representative (1983-2019)
09/06/1931
  Marv Levy
American football coach
08/03/1925
  Li Ka-shing
Hong Kong business magnate
06/13/1928
  Robert Jay Lifton
American psychiatrist, author of Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism
05/16/1926
  Hal Linden
American actor, TV's Barney Miller
03/20/1931
  June Lockhart
American actress, TV's Lassie, Lost in Space
06/25/1925
  Gina Lollobrigida
Italian actress, Beat the Devil, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
07/04/1927
  Héctor López
Panamanian-born baseball player, coach, and manager
07/08/1929
  Jim Lovell
American astronaut
03/25/1928
  Lisa Lu
Chinese-born American actress, The Joy Luck Club, Crazy Rich Asians
07/08/1927
  Johnny Lujack
American football player
01/04/1925
  Peter Lupus
American bodybuilder and actor, TV's Mission: Impossible
06/17/1932
  Bob Lutz
Swiss-born American automobile executive
02/12/1932
  Loretta Lynn
American country singer and songwriter, Coal Miner's Daughter
04/14/1932
  Alasdair MacIntyre
Scottish-born philosopher
01/12/1929
  Robert MacNeil
Canadian-born American journalist, co-anchor of The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour
01/19/1931
  Judith Magre
French actress, The Lovers, Elle
11/20/1926
  George Maharis
American actor, TV's Route 66
09/01/1928
  Mahathir Mohamad
Malaysian prime minister (1981-2003, 2018-2020)
07/10/1925
  Fumihiko Maki
Japanese architect
09/06/1928
  Jean Malaurie
French cultural anthropologist and polar explorer
12/22/1922
  Burton Malkiel
American economist, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street
08/28/1932
  Jan Malmsjö
Swedish actor, Scenes from a Marriage, and singer
05/29/1932
  Josip Manolić
Croatian prime minister (1990-1991)
03/22/1920
  Imelda Marcos
Filipino First Lady (1965-1986)
07/02/1929
  Bernard Marcus
American businessman, co-founded Home Depot
05/12/1929
  Rudolph A. Marcus
Canadian-born American Nobel Prize-winning chemist
07/21/1923
  Harry Markowitz
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
08/24/1927
  Peter Marshall
American pop singer and game show host, The Hollywood Squares
03/30/1926
  Ray Marshall
American government official, Secretary of Labor (1977-1981)
08/22/1928
  Mack Mattingly
American politician, Georgia senator (1981-1987)
01/07/1931
  Claire Maurier
French actress, La Cage aux Folles, Amélie
03/27/1929
  Charlie Maxwell
American baseball player
04/08/1927
  Elaine May
American comedian, motion picture director, screenwriter, playwright, and actress
04/21/1932
  Marilyn Maye
American jazz and pop singer
04/10/1928
  Arno J. Mayer
Luxembourgian-born American historian, author of Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?
06/19/1926
  Willie Mays
American baseball player and coach
05/06/1931
  Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow
Senegalese educator, UNESCO Director-General (1974-1987)
03/20/1921
  Mitzi McCall
American actress and comedian
09/09/1932
  Pete McCloskey
American politician, California representative (1967-1983)
09/29/1927
  Pat McCormick
American Olympic gold medal-winning diver
05/12/1930
  Malachy McCourt
American actor, TV's Ryan's Hope, Oz
09/20/1931
  James McDivitt
American astronaut
06/10/1929
  James McEachin
American actor, Play Misty for Me, TV's Tenafly
05/20/1930
  Robert McGinnis
American painter and illustrator
02/03/1926
  Bob McGrath
American singer and actor, TV's Sesame Street
06/13/1932
  Virginia McKenna
English actress, Born Free, and wildlife activist
06/07/1931
  Jack McKeon
American baseball manager and front-office executive
11/23/1930
  John McPhee
American journalist and writer, Annals of the Former World
03/08/1931
  Edwin Meese
American government official, Attorney General (1985-1988)
12/02/1931
  Helen Merrill
American jazz singer
07/21/1930
  Duane Michals
American photographer
02/18/1932
  J. William Middendorf
American government official, Secretary of the Navy (1974-1977)
09/22/1924
  Vera Miles
American actress, The Searchers, Psycho
08/23/1929
  Mildred Miller
American opera singer
12/16/1924
  Brenda Milner
English-born Canadian clinical neuropsychologist
07/15/1918
  Newton Minow
American government official, FCC Chairman, called television a "vast wasteland"
01/17/1926
  Walter Mirisch
American motion picture producer, Hawaii, In the Heat of the Night
11/08/1921
  Hiroshi H. Miyamura
American Korean War Medal of Honor recipient
10/06/1925
  Jürgen Moltmann
German theologian
04/08/1926
  Fernanda Montenegro
Brazilian actress, Central Station
10/16/1929
  Gordon Moore
American businessman, co-founded the Intel Corporation
01/03/1929
  Sara Jane Moore
American political extremist, attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford
02/15/1930
  Terry Moore
American actress, Mighty Joe Young, Come Back, Little Sheba
01/07/1929
  Max Morath
American ragtime pianist
10/01/1926
  Rita Moreno
American Oscar-winning actress, West Side Story, TV's The Electric Company
12/11/1931
  Jane Morgan
American pop singer, "Fascination", "The Day the Rains Came"
05/03/1924
  Jaye P. Morgan
American pop singer, actress, and game show panelist
12/03/1931
  Edgar Morin
French philosopher and sociologist
07/08/1921
  Desmond Morris
English zoologist and sociobiologist, author of The Naked Ape
01/24/1928
  Lloyd Morrisett
American psychologist, co-founder of the Children's Television Workshop
11/02/1929
  Armin Mueller-Stahl
German actor, Avalon, Shine
12/17/1930
  K. Alex Müller
Swiss Nobel Prize-winning physicist
04/20/1927
  Charlie Munger
American businessman and investor, financial partner of Warren Buffet
01/01/1924
  Alice Munro
Canadian Nobel Prize-winning writer, Runaway
07/10/1931
  Tomiichi Murayama
Japanese prime minister (1994-1996)
03/03/1924
  Rupert Murdoch
Australian-born American newspaper publisher and media entrepreneur
03/11/1931
  David H. Murdock
American businessman, CEO of Dole Food Company
04/11/1923
  Don Murray
American actor, Bus Stop, A Hatful of Rain, TV's Knots Landing
07/31/1929
  Thea Musgrave
Scottish/American composer, Harriet, the Woman Called Moses
05/27/1928
  Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Tanzanian president (1985-1995)
05/08/1925

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