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  Giorgio Napolitano
Italian president (2006-2015)
06/29/1925
  Ram Narayan
Indian sarangi player
12/25/1927
  Joe Negri
American jazz guitarist and actor, TV's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
06/10/1926
  Russell M. Nelson
American religious leader, Church of Latter-day Saints president (2018-present)
09/09/1924
  Bob Newhart
American comedian and actor, Elf, TV's The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart
09/05/1929
  Thomas Noguchi
Japanese-born American medical examiner, nicknamed "Coroner to the Stars"
01/04/1927
  Lise Nørgaard
Danish journalist, novelist, and screenwriter
06/14/1917
  John Norman
American writer, the Gor series of fantasy novels
06/03/1931
  Sam Nujoma
Namibian president (1990-2005)
05/12/1929
  Alanis Obomsawin
American-born Canadian documentarian, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
08/31/1932
  Edna O'Brien
Irish writer, The Country Girls
12/15/1930
  Sandra Day O'Connor
American Supreme Court justice (1981-2006)
03/26/1930
  Nancy Olson
American actress, Sunset Boulevard, The Absent-Minded Professor
07/14/1928
  Jirō Ono
Japanese restaurateur and sushi master
10/27/1925
  Marcel Ophuls
French/American documentarian, The Sorry and the Pity
11/01/1927
  Alan Oppenheimer
American actor and voice artist, TV's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
04/23/1930
  David Oreck
American businessman, founded the Oreck vacuum cleaner company
09/17/1923
  Cynthia Ozick
American writer, The Puttermesser Papers
04/17/1928
  Bob Packwood
American politician, Oregon senator (1969-1995)
09/11/1932
  Geneviève Page
French actress, Belle de jour, Mayerling
12/13/1927
  Janis Paige
American actress, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Broadway's The Pajama Game
09/16/1922
  Estelle Parsons
American Oscar-winning actress, Bonnie and Clyde, TV's Roseanne
11/20/1927
  Marisa Pavan
Italian-born actress, The Rose Tattoo
06/19/1932
  Philip Pearlstein
American painter
05/24/1924
  Roger Penrose
English Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and theoretical physicist
08/08/1931
  Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Argentinian human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
11/26/1931
  Isabel Perón
Argentinian president (1974-1976)
02/04/1931
  Michelle Perrot
French historian, author of The Bedroom: An Intimate History
05/18/1928
  William Perry
American government official, Secretary of Defense (1994-1997)
10/11/1927
  Bill Persky
American television writer, director, and producer, The Dick Van Dyke Show
09/09/1931
  Charles Peters
American journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of The Washington Monthly
12/22/1926
  Leslie Phillips
English actor, Venus, the Harry Potter film series
04/20/1924
  Thomas Pickering
American diplomat, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1989-1992)
11/05/1931
  Vivian Pickles
English actress, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Harold and Maude
10/21/1931
  Silvia Pinal
Mexican actress, Viridiana
09/12/1931
  Gordon Pinsent
Canadian actor, The Rowdyman, Away from Her
07/12/1930
  Joan Plowright
English actress, The Entertainer, Avalon, Enchanted April
10/28/1929
  Norman Podhoretz
American neoconservative writer and commentator
01/16/1930
  Priscilla Pointer
American actress, Carrie, TV's Dallas
05/18/1924
  John Polanyi
German-born Canadian Nobel Prize-winning chemist
01/23/1929
  Wanda Półtawska
Polish Nazi concentration camp survivor and memoirist
11/02/1921
  Arnaldo Pomodoro
Italian sculptor
06/23/1926
  Elena Poniatowska
French-born Mexican journalist and writer, Massacre in Mexico
05/19/1932
  Omara Portuondo
Cuban singer and dancer
10/29/1930
  Ken Potts
American World War II veteran, survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Arizona
04/15/1921
  Micheline Presle
French actress, Devil in the Flesh, Under My Skin
08/22/1922
  Menahem Pressler
German-born American pianist
12/16/1923
  Don Preston
American keyboardist, member of the Mothers of Invention
09/21/1932
  Leontyne Price
American opera singer
02/10/1927
  Oleg Protopopov
Russian-born Swiss Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater
07/16/1932
  Ralph Puckett
American Korean War Medal of Honor recipient
12/08/1926
  Mary Quant
English fashion designer
02/11/1930
(Some sources cite 1934)
  Queen Ida
American zydeco accordionist
01/15/1929
  Eve Queler
American conductor
01/11/1931
  Al Quie
American politician, Minnesota representative (1958-1979) and governor (1979-1983)
09/18/1923
  Arnulf Rainer
Austrian painter
12/08/1929
  Dieter Rams
German industrial designer
05/20/1932
  Joyce Randolph
American actress, TV's The Honeymooners
10/21/1924
  Lucile Randon (aka Sister André)
French supercentenarian, world's oldest validated living person
02/11/1904
  Charles Rangel
American politician, New York representative (1971-2017)
06/11/1930
  Ernest Ranglin
Jamaican ska and jazz guitarist
06/19/1932
  Frederic Raphael
American-born English novelist, nonfiction writer, and screenwriter, Darling, Eyes Wide Shut
08/14/1931
  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
French screenwriter and motion picture director, A Matter of Resistance
04/08/1932
  Dan Rather
American journalist and broadcaster
10/31/1931
  Betsy Rawls
American golfer
05/04/1928
  Hubert Reeves
Canadian astrophysicist, author of Origins: Cosmos, Earth, and Mankind
07/13/1932
  Line Renaud
French singer, actress, and AIDS activist
07/02/1928
  Naomi Replansky
American poet, The Dangerous World
05/23/1918
  Clive Revill
New Zealand actor, Avanti!, The Empire Strikes Back
04/18/1930
  Gerhard Richter
German painter
02/09/1932
  Bridget Riley
English painter
04/24/1931
  Faith Ringgold
American painter
10/08/1930
  Maria Riva
German-born American actress and memoirist, Marlene Dietrich
12/13/1924
  William Roache
English actor, TV's Coronation Street
04/25/1932
  Tom Robbins
American writer, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
07/22/1932
  Pat Robertson
American evangelist and television host, The 700 Club
03/22/1930
  Rachel Robinson
American activist and educator, widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson
07/19/1922
  Arthur Rock
American venture capitalist
08/19/1926
  Pete Rodriguez
American boogaloo musician and bandleader
04/16/1932
  Sonny Rollins
American jazz saxophonist
09/07/1930
  Roy Romer
American politician, Colorado governor (1987-1999)
10/31/1928
  John Romita, Sr.
American comic book artist, co-creator of The Punisher
01/24/1930
  Ned Rorem
American composer, Air Music, and diarist
10/23/1923
  Marion Ross
American actress, TV's Happy Days
10/25/1928
  Arnold Roth
American cartoonist and illustrator
02/25/1929
  Jerome Rothenberg
American poet and translator
12/11/1931
  Patricia Routledge
English actress, TV's Keeping Up Appearances
02/17/1929
  Gena Rowlands
American actress, A Woman Under the Influence, Gloria
06/19/1930
  Albert Ruddy
Canadian-born American motion picture producer, The Godfather, Million Dollar Baby
03/28/1930
  Barbara Rush
American actress, The Young Lions, The Young Philadelphians
01/04/1927
  Mark Russell
American political satirist
08/23/1932
  William Russell
English actor, TV's Doctor Who
11/19/1924
  Mark Rydell
American motion picture director, The Rose, On Golden Pond
03/23/1929
  Betye Saar
American assemblage artist
07/30/1926
  Nayantara Sahgal
Indian journalist and novelist, Rich Like Us
05/10/1927
  Eva Marie Saint
American Oscar-winning actress, On the Waterfront, North by Northwest
07/04/1924
  Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada
Bolivian president (1993-1997, 2002-2003)
07/01/1930
  Paul Sand
American actor, The Hot Rock, TV's Friends and Lovers
03/05/1932
(Some sources cite 1935)
  Silvio Santos
Brazilian entrepreneur, media tycoon, and television host
12/12/1930
  José Sarney
Brazilian president (1985-1990)
04/24/1930
  Carlos Saura
Spanish motion picture director, Carmen, Tango
01/04/1932
  Prunella Scales
English actress, TV's Fawlty Towers
06/22/1932
  Andrew Schally
Polish-born American Nobel Prize-winning endocrinologist
11/30/1926
  Jerry Schatzberg
American photographer and motion picture director, Scarecrow
06/26/1927
  Ronnie Schell
American comedian and actor, TV's Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
12/23/1931
  Lalo Schifrin
Argentinian-born American film and television score composer, Mission: Impossible
06/21/1932
  Eva Schloss
Austrian/English Holocaust survivor and memoirist, stepsister of Anne Frank
05/11/1929
  Joe Schmidt
American football player and coach
01/19/1932
  Rebecca Schull
American actress, TV's Wings
02/22/1929
  Ted Schwinden
American politician, Montana governor (1981-1989)
08/31/1925
  David Scott
American astronaut
06/06/1932
  Peter Dale Scott
Canadian-born poet and political analyst
01/11/1929
  Denise Scott Brown
Northern Rhodesian-born American architect
10/03/1931
  John Searle
American philosopher
07/31/1932
  Vic Seixas
American tennis player
08/30/1923
  Jean-Pierre Serre
French mathematician
09/15/1926
  Doc Severinsen
American trumpeter and bandleader, The Tonight Show (1967-1992)
07/07/1927
  Gene Shalit
American film and book critic and television personality, The Today Show (1973-2010)
03/25/1926
  Bobby Shantz
American baseball player
09/26/1925
  Isadore Sharp
Canadian hotelier, founder and chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
10/08/1931
  William Shatner
Canadian actor, Miss Congeniality, TV's Star Trek, Boston Legal
03/22/1931
  Richard M. Sherman
American songwriter, "Chim Chim Cher-ee", collaborator with brother Robert B. Sherman
06/12/1928
  Elliot Silverstein
American motion picture director, Cat Ballou, A Man Called Horse
08/03/1927
  Alan Simpson
American politician, Wyoming senator (1979-1997)
09/02/1931
  Fauja Singh
Indian-born English marathon runner
04/01/1911
  Ali al-Sistani
Iranian-born Shiite cleric and community leader
08/04/1930
  Stephen Smale
American mathematician
07/15/1930
  George E. Smith
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
05/10/1930
  Hamilton O. Smith
American Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist
08/23/1931
  Lois Smith
American actress, East of Eden, Twister
11/03/1930
  Vernon L. Smith
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
01/01/1927
  William Smithers
American actor, Papillon, TV's Dallas
07/10/1927
  Michael Snow
Canadian painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, Wavelength
12/10/1928
  Gary Snyder
American poet, Turtle Island
05/08/1930
  Martial Solal
Algerian-born French jazz pianist and composer
08/23/1927
  Robert Solow
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
08/23/1924
  George Soros
Hungarian/American investor and philanthropist
08/12/1930
  Pierre Soulages
French painter and sculptor
12/24/1919
  Thomas Sowell
American economist and social theorist
06/30/1930
  June Spencer
English actress, The Archers radio series
06/14/1919
  Daniel Spoerri
Romanian-born Swiss artist
03/27/1930
  June Squibb
American actress, About Schmidt, Nebraska
11/06/1929
  Thomas Stafford
American astronaut
09/17/1930
  Charles Stanley
American televangelist
09/25/1932
  Gerald Stern
American poet, Leaving Another Kingdom
02/22/1925
  Frances Sternhagen
American actress, Starting Over, TV's Cheers
01/13/1930
  George Stevens, Jr.
American producer and writer, founder of the American Film Institute
04/03/1932
  Lubomír Štrougal
Czechoslovakian prime minister (1970-1988)
10/19/1924
  Charles Strouse
American composer, Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie, Annie
06/07/1928
  Akira Suzuki
Japanese Nobel Prize-winning chemist
09/12/1930
  M. S. Swaminathan
Indian plant geneticist, known as the father of India's Green Revolution
08/07/1925
  Nita Talbot
American actress, Buck and the Preacher, TV's Hogan's Heroes
08/08/1930
  Gay Talese
American literary journalist, Honor Thy Father
02/07/1932
  Ignacio López Tarso
Mexican actor, Macario
01/15/1925
  Charles Taylor
Canadian philosopher
11/05/1931
  Olav Thon
Norwegian real estate magnate
06/29/1923
  Louise Tobin
American singer, "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
11/11/1918
  James Tolkan
American actor, Back to the Future, Top Gun
06/20/1931
  Calvin Tomkins
American art critic, staff writer for The New Yorker
12/17/1925
  Alain Touraine
French sociologist
08/03/1925
  Charley Trippi
American football player
12/14/1921
  Jan Troell
Swedish motion picture director, The Emigrants, The New Land
07/23/1931
  Tu Youyou
Chinese Nobel Prize-winning pharmaceutical chemist
12/30/1930
  Tony Vaccaro
American photographer
12/20/1922
  Caterina Valente
French-born Italian singer, guitarist, and actress
01/14/1931
  Valentino
Italian fashion designer
05/11/1932
  Dries van Agt
Dutch prime minister (1977-1982)
02/02/1931
  Lodewijk van den Berg
Dutch-born American chemical engineer and astronaut
03/24/1932
  Mamie Van Doren
American actress, Sex Kittens Go to College, and singer
02/06/1931
  Dick Van Dyke
American actor, Mary Poppins, TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder
12/13/1925
  Leroy Van Dyke
American country singer, "The Auctioneer", "Walk on By"
10/04/1929
  Hans van Manen
Dutch choreographer
07/11/1932
  Nina van Pallandt
Danish singer and actress, American Gigolo
07/15/1932
  Judith Viorst
American writer, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
02/02/1931
  Ida Vitale
Uruguayan poet and literary critic
11/02/1923
  Abdoulaye Wade
Senegalese president (2000-2012)
05/29/1926
  Robert Wagner
American actor, the Austin Powers film series, TV's Hart to Hart
02/10/1930
  Martin Walser
German writer, A Gushing Fountain
03/24/1927
  Don Walsh
American oceanographer
11/02/1931
  Barbara Walters
American journalist and television personality, The Today Show, The View
09/25/1929
  James Watson
American Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and biophysicist
04/06/1928
  William H. Webster
American government official, director of the FBI (1978-1987) and CIA (1987-1991)
03/06/1924
  Lowell Weicker
American politician, Connecticut representative (1969-1971), senator (1971-1989), and governor (1991-1995)
05/16/1931
  Fay Weldon
English writer, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
09/22/1931
  Ruth Westheimer
German-born American psychosexual therapist and talk show host
06/04/1928
  Gloria Whelan
American children's writer, Homeless Bird
11/23/1923
  Jacqueline White
American actress, Crossfire, The Narrow Margin
11/27/1922
  Torsten Wiesel
Swedish Nobel Prize-winning neurophysiologist
06/03/1924
  Douglas Wilder
American politician, Virginia governor (1990-1994)
01/17/1931
  Billy Williams
English cinematographer, The Exorcist, On Golden Pond, Gandhi
06/03/1929
  John Williams
American film score composer, Jaws, Star Wars, and conductor
02/08/1932
  Beverly Willis
American architect
02/17/1928
  Mary Louise Wilson
American actress, TV's One Day at a Time, Broadway's Grey Gardens
11/12/1931
  James Wines
American sculptor, architect, and environmental designer
06/27/1932
  Irwin Winkler
American motion picture producer, Rocky, Raging Bull
05/25/1931
  Frederick Wiseman
American documentarian, In Jackson Heights
01/01/1930
  Evelyn Witkin
American geneticist
03/09/1921
  Woody Woodbury
American comedian and talk show host
02/09/1924
  Joanne Woodward
American Oscar-winning actress, The Three Faces of Eve, Rachel, Rachel
02/27/1930
  Irvin D. Yalom
American psychiatrist and writer, When Nietzsche Wept
06/13/1931
  Yoji Yamada
Japanese motion picture director and screenwriter, The Twilight Samurai
09/13/1931
  Yang Chen-Ning
Chinese Nobel Prize-winning physicist
10/01/1922
  Andrew Young
American civil rights leader, politician, and diplomat
03/12/1932
  Robert M. Young
American documentarian and motion picture director, Dominick and Eugene
11/22/1924
  Virginia Zeani
Romanian-born American opera singer
10/21/1925
  Zhu Rongji
Chinese premier (1998-2003)
10/01/1928

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