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  M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Indian novelist, screenwriter, and motion picture director, Nirmalyam
07/15/1933
  Tatsuya Nakadai
Japanese actor, Kagemusha, Ran
12/13/1932
  Ram Narayan
Indian sarangi player
12/25/1927
  Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
American writer of children's and young adult fiction, the Shiloh and Alice series
01/04/1933
  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
  Willie Nelson
American country singer, musician, songwriter, "On the Road Again”, and actor
04/29/1933
  Bob Newhart
American comedian and actor, Elf, TV's The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart
09/05/1929
  Julie Newmar
American actress, TV’s My Living Doll, Batman
08/16/1933
  Thomas Noguchi
Japanese-born American medical examiner, nicknamed "Coroner to the Stars"
01/04/1927
  Kathleen Nolan
American actress, TV’s The Real McCoys
09/27/1933
  Cees Nooteboom
Dutch novelist, Rituals, poet, and travel writer
07/31/1933
  Pierre Nora
French historian
11/17/1931
  John Norman
American writer, the Gor series of fantasy novels
06/03/1931
  Kim Novak
American actress, Picnic, Vertigo, Bell, Book and Candle
02/13/1933
  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
  Nancy Olson
American actress, Sunset Boulevard, The Absent-Minded Professor
07/14/1928
  Jirō Ono
Japanese restaurateur and sushi master
10/27/1925
  Yoko Ono
Japanese-born conceptual artist, singer, and peace activist
02/18/1933
  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
  Charles Osgood
American journalist, writer, commentator, and television host, CBS News Sunday Morning
01/08/1933
  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
  Debra Paget
American actress, The Ten Commandments, Love Me Tender
08/19/1933
  Janis Paige
American actress, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Broadway's The Pajama Game
09/16/1922
  Rod Paige
American government official, Secretary of Education (2000–2004)
06/17/1933
  Michael Parenti
American political analyst and social critic, author of Make-Believe Media
09/30/1933
  Estelle Parsons
American Oscar-winning actress, Bonnie and Clyde, TV's Roseanne
11/20/1927
  Katherine Paterson
American children's writer, Bridge to Terabithia
10/31/1932
  Marisa Pavan
Italian-born actress, The Rose Tattoo
06/19/1932
  Leonard Peikoff
Canadian-born American philosopher, author of The Ominous Parallels
10/15/1933
  Roger Penrose
English Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and theoretical physicist
08/08/1931
  Arno Penzias
German-born American Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist
04/26/1933
  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
  Bob Pettit
American basketball player
12/12/1932
  Edmund Phelps
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
07/26/1933
  Siân Phillips
Welsh actress, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, TV's I, Claudius
05/14/1933
  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
  Nicholas Pileggi
American author and screenwriter, Goodfellas
02/22/1933
  Silvia Pinal
Mexican actress, Viridiana
09/12/1931
  Theodor Pištěk
Czech painter and costume designer, Amadeus
10/25/1932
  Michelangelo Pistoletto
Italian painter and sculptor
06/23/1933
  Frances Fox Piven
Canadian-born American political scientist and activist
10/10/1932
  Alvin Plantinga
American analytic philosopher
11/15/1932
  Michel Plasson
French conductor
10/02/1933
  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
  Roman Polanski
French/Polish motion picture director, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist
08/18/1933
  John Polanyi
German-born Canadian Nobel Prize-winning chemist
01/23/1929
  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
  Micheline Presle
French actress, Devil in the Flesh, Under My Skin
08/22/1922
  Don Preston
American keyboardist, member of the Mothers of Invention
09/21/1932
  Leontyne Price
American opera singer
02/10/1927
  Ralph Puckett
American Korean War Medal of Honor recipient
12/08/1926
  Queen Ida
American zydeco accordionist
01/15/1929
  Eve Queler
American conductor
01/11/1931
  Arnulf Rainer
Austrian painter
12/08/1929
  Alvin Rakoff
Canadian motion picture and television director, City on Fire, Death Ship
02/06/1927
  Dieter Rams
German industrial designer
05/20/1932
  Joyce Randolph
American actress, TV's The Honeymooners
10/21/1924
  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
  Edgar Reitz
German filmmaker, the Heimat series
11/01/1932
  Line Renaud
French singer, actress, and AIDS activist
07/02/1928
  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
  Richard Riley
American politician, South Carolina governor (1979–1987), and U.S. Secretary of Education (1993–2001)
01/02/1933
  Helmuth Rilling
German conductor
05/29/1933
  Faith Ringgold
American painter
10/08/1930
  Maria Riva
German-born American actress and memoirist, Marlene Dietrich
12/13/1924
  Chita Rivera
American actress, singer, and dancer, Broadway's West Side Story, Chicago
01/23/1933
  William Roache
English actor, TV's Coronation Street
04/25/1932
  Tom Robbins
American writer, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
07/22/1932
  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
  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
  Jacques Roubaud
French poet and novelist, The Great Fire of London
12/05/1932
  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
  Bobby Rush
American blues musician
11/10/1933
  Norman Rush
American writer, Mating
10/24/1933
  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
  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
  George Schlatter
American television producer, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Real People
12/31/1929
  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
  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
  Frank Sedgman
Australian tennis player
10/29/1927
  Vic Seixas
American tennis player
08/30/1923
  Joan Semmel
American painter
10/19/1932
  Amartya Sen
Indian Nobel Prize-winning economist
11/03/1933
  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
  Rodion Shchedrin
Russian composer and pianist
12/16/1932
  Jerry Sheindlin
American jurist and television personality, The People's Court
11/19/1933
  Richard M. Sherman
American songwriter, "Chim Chim Cher-ee", collaborator with brother Robert B. Sherman
06/12/1928
  Bernie S. Siegel
American pediatric surgeon, advocate of alternative healing and patients' rights
10/14/1932
  Larry Silverstein
American real estate developer
05/30/1931
  Alan Simpson
American politician, Wyoming senator (1979–1997)
09/02/1931
  Fauja Singh
Indian-born English marathon runner
04/01/1911
  Manmohan Singh
Indian prime minister (2004–2014)
09/26/1932
  Ali al-Sistani
Iranian-born Shiite cleric and community leader
08/04/1930
  Sister Jean
American nun, chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men's basketball team
08/21/1919
  Tom Skerritt
American actor, Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias
08/25/1933
  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
  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
  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
  George Stevens, Jr.
American producer and writer, founder of the American Film Institute
04/03/1932
  Mike Stoller
American songwriter, "Jailhouse Rock", "Stand by Me"
03/13/1933
  Charles Strouse
American composer, Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie, Annie
06/07/1928
  Morton Subotnick
American electronic music composer, Silver Apples of the Moon
04/14/1933
  Jiří Suchý
Czech actor, playwright, singer, and songwriter
10/01/1931
  Louis Wade Sullivan
American government official, Secretary of Health and Human Services (1989–1993)
11/03/1933
  Akira Suzuki
Japanese Nobel Prize-winning chemist
09/12/1930
  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
  Charles Taylor
Canadian philosopher
11/05/1931
  Renée Taylor
American actress, TV’s The Nanny, and screenwriter, Lovers and Other Strangers
03/19/1933
  Olav Thon
Norwegian real estate magnate
06/29/1923
  James Tolkan
American actor, Back to the Future, Top Gun
06/20/1931
  Claire Tomalin
English journalist and biographer, Jane Austen: A Life
06/20/1933
  Calvin Tomkins
American art critic, staff writer for The New Yorker
12/17/1925
  Constance Towers
American actress, Shock Corridor, TV's General Hospital
05/20/1933
  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
  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
  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
  Helen Vendler
American literary critic
04/30/1933
  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
  Shani Wallis
English/American singer and actress, Oliver!
04/14/1933
  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
  Sanford I. Weill
American financier and philanthropist
03/16/1933
  Rainer Weiss
German-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
09/29/1932
  James West
American inventor and acoustician, co-developed the foil electret microphone
02/10/1931
  Ruth Westheimer
German-born American psychosexual therapist and talk show host
06/04/1928
  Gloria Whelan
American poet and 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
  Mary Louise Wilson
American actress, TV's One Day at a Time, Broadway's Grey Gardens
11/12/1931
  Pete Wilson
American politician, California senator (1983–1991) and governor (1991–1999)
08/23/1933
  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
  Gordon S. Wood
American historian, author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution
11/27/1933
  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
  Zhu Rongji
Chinese premier (1998–2003)
10/23/1928
(Some sources cite 10/01/1928)
  Philip Zimbardo
American psychologist, conducted 1971's Stanford Prison Experiment
03/23/1933

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