Celebrity Birthdays In 1928
Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (June 25, 1928-)Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov is a Soviet, Russian and American theoretical physicist whose main contributions are in the field of condensed matter physics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
Cannonball Adderley (September 15, 1928-August 8, 1975)Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Wikipedia
Tampa, Florida, United States
Gary, Indiana, United States
Ray Aghayan (July 28, 1928-October 10, 2011)Gorgen Ray Aghayan was a costume designer in the United States film industry. He won an Emmy Award in 1967 with his partner Bob Mackie for his work in 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'. Aghayan was also nominated for an Academy Award for Costume Design three times for his work in "Gaily, Gaily" in 1970, "Lady Sings the Blues" in 1973 and "Funny... Wikipedia
Chinghiz Aitmatov (December 12, 1928-June 10, 2008)Chyngyz Aitmatov was a Soviet and Kyrgyz author who wrote in both Russian and Kyrgyz. He is the best known figure in Kyrgyzstan's literature. Wikipedia
Sheker, Kirghiz ASSR, USSR
Edward Albee (March 12, 1928-)Edward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright known for works such as 'The Zoo Story', 'The Sandbox', and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'. His works are often considered as well-crafted, realistic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in... Wikipedia
Tom Aldredge (February 28, 1928-July 22, 2011)Thomas Ernest "Tom" Aldredge was an American television, film and stage actor, best known for various appearances in movies, theatre and television, with a notable role as Hugh De Angelis on 'The Sopranos'. He also appeared in the television shows 'Damages' as Uncle Pete and 'Ryan's Hope'. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for playing the role of... Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
W. D. Amaradeva (December 5, 1928-)Wannakuwatta Mitiwaduge Don Albert Perera in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, better known by his adopted name Amaradeva,he studied at the Kalutara Vidyalaya,he is a Sri Lankan vocalist, violinist and composer. Primarily using traditional instruments like sitars, tablas and harmoniums, Amaradeva incorporates Sinhala folk music with Indian ragas in his work.... Wikipedia
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Amarillo Slim (December 31, 1928-April 29, 2012)Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., known as Amarillo Slim, was an American professional gambler known for his poker skills and proposition bets. Preston won the 1972 World Series of Poker Main Event and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1992. Wikipedia
Johnson, Arkansas, United States
Amarillo, Texas, United States
Piero Angela (December 22, 1928-)Piero Angela, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian television host, science journalist, writer and pianist. Wikipedia
Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014)Maya Angelou was an American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her... Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Paul Arizin (April 9, 1928-December 12, 2006)Paul Joseph Arizin, nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul," was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to 1962. He retired with the third highest career point total in NBA history, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History upon its 50th anniversary in... Wikipedia
Eric Ash (January 31, 1928-)Sir Eric Albert Ash, CBE, FRS, FREng, FIET is a distinguished German-born British electrical engineer and past Rector of Imperial College. Wikipedia
Gurgen Askaryan (December 14, 1928-1997)Gurgen Askaryan was a prominent Soviet - Armenian physicist, famous for his discovery of the self-focusing of light, pioneering studies of light-matter interactions, and the discovery and investigation of the interaction of high-energy particles with condensed matter. Wikipedia
Ramon Ayala (August 13, 1928-)Ramon Ayala is a bajo sexto player from Donna, Texas, who currently resides in the Rio Grande Valley. He is the son of Pedro Ayala. His progressive style and technique has earned him the 2009 Bajo Sexto Player of the Year Award from the South Texas Conjunto Association. In 2009 he celebrated his 45th career anniversary. Wikipedia
Burt Bacharach (May 12, 1928-)Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David as part of the duo Bacharach and David. Wikipedia
Michael Blakemore (June 18, 1928-)Michael Howell Blakemore OBE is an Australian actor, writer and theatre director who has also made a handful of films. A former Associate Director of the National Theatre, in 2000 he became the only individual to win Tony Awards for best Director of a Play and Musical in the same year for 'Copenhagen' and 'Kiss Me, Kate'. Wikipedia
William Peter Blatty (January 7, 1928-)William Peter Blatty is an American writer and filmmaker. 'The Exorcist', written in 1971, is his most well-known novel; he also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation, for which he won an Academy Award, and wrote and directed the sequel, 'The Exorcist III.' Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Hans Blix (June 28, 1928-)Hans Martin Blix is a Swedish diplomat and politician for the Liberal People's Party. He was Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs and later became the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. As such, Blix was the first Western representative to inspect the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union on site, and lead the... Wikipedia
Joan Blos (December 9, 1928-)Joan Winsor Blos is an American writer, teacher and advocate for children's literacy. Wikipedia
Jerry Bock (November 23, 1928-November 3, 2010)Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Bock was an American musical theater composer. He received the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 musical 'Fiorello!' and the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist for the 1964 musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' with Harnick. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Mount Kisco, New York, United States
Frank Borman (March 14, 1928-)Frank Frederick Borman, II, is a retired United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, best remembered as the Commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon, making him, along with crew mates Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, the first of only 24 humans to do so. Before flying on Apollo, he set a... Wikipedia
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Donald Brittain (June 10, 1928-July 21, 1989)Donald Brittain was a film director and producer with the National Film Board of Canada. Wikipedia
Leonid Bronevoy (December 17, 1928-)Leonid Sergeyevich Bronevoy is a Nika Award-winning Soviet and Russian actor. Though primarily a stage actor, known for his work in the Lenkom Theatre, Bronevoy also makes occasional appearances in movies. He was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1987. Wikipedia
Ruth Brown (January 30, 1928-November 17, 2006)Ruth Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B". She was noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as "So Long", "Teardrops from My Eyes" and "He Treats Your Daughter Mean". For these contributions, Atlantic became known as "The... Wikipedia
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Eve Bunting (December 19, 1928-)Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is a Northern Ireland-born American writer of more than 250 books. Her work covers a broad array of subjects and includes fiction and non-fiction books. Her novels are primarily aimed at children and young adults, but she has also written the text for picture books. While many of her books are set... Wikipedia
Maghera, Northern Ireland, UK
Don Burrows (August 8, 1928-)Donald Vernon "Don" Burrows AO, MBE is an Australian jazz and swing musician, who is a multi-instrumentalist, best known for playing the clarinet, but also the saxophone and flute. For his contribution to the arts, Burrows has been awarded a Handel Music Prize and has a supper club named for him at The Regent Hotel in Australia. Wikipedia
Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928-)Betsy Cromer Byars is an American author of children's books. Her novel 'Summer of the Swans' won the 1971 Newbery Medal. She has also received a National Book Award in category Children's Fiction for 'The Night Swimmers' and an Edgar Award for 'Wanted ... Mud Blossom'. Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
John W. Cahn (January 9, 1928-)John Werner Cahn is an American scientist and recipient of the 1998 National Medal of Science. He was a professor in the department of Materials Science at MIT from 1964 to 1978. Since 1977, he has held a position at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Cahn has had a profound influence on the course of materials and mathematics... Wikipedia
Gilles Carle (July 31, 1928-November 28, 2009)Gilles Carle was a French Canadian director, screenwriter and painter. Wikipedia
Lennart Carleson (March 18, 1928-)Lennart Axel Edvard Carleson is a Swedish mathematician, known as a leader in the field of harmonic analysis. One of his most famous achievements is his proof of Lusin's conjecture. Wikipedia
Jean Carrière (August 6, 1928-May 8, 2005)Jean Carrière was a French writer. Wikipedia
Colin Chapman (May 19, 1928-December 16, 1982)Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman CBE was an influential English design engineer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry, and founder of Lotus Cars. Wikipedia
Peggy Charren (March 9, 1928-January 22, 2015)Peggy Sundelle Charren was an American activist, known as the founder of Action for Children's Television, a national child advocacy organization, in 1968. The organization was founded in an effort to encourage program diversity and eliminate commercial abuses in children's television programming. Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.
Dedham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Noam Chomsky (December 7, 1928-)Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of... Wikipedia
East Oak Lane, Philadelphia, United States
Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928-June 29, 2002)Rosemary Clooney was an American cabaret singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House", although she had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career... Wikipedia
Maysville, Kentucky, United States
Beverly Hills, California, United States
James Coburn (August 31, 1928-November 18, 2002)James Harrison Coburn III was an American actor. He was featured in more than 70 films and made 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, winning an Academy Award for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in 'Affliction'. Wikipedia
Laurel, Nebraska, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Jeanne Cooper (October 25, 1928-May 8, 2013)Wilma Jeanne Cooper, best known as Jeanne Cooper, was an American actress, best known for her Emmy Award winning role as Katherine Chancellor on the CBS soap opera 'The Young and the Restless'. At the time of her death, she was eighth on the all-time list of longest-serving soap opera actors in the United States. Wikipedia
Taft, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Elias James Corey (July 12, 1928-)Elias James "E.J." Corey is an American organic chemist. In 1990, he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis", specifically retrosynthetic analysis. Regarded by many as one of the greatest living chemists, he has developed numerous synthetic reagents, methodologies and total syntheses... Wikipedia
Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
Bob Cousy (August 9, 1928-)Robert Joseph "Bob" Cousy is a retired American professional basketball player. Cousy played point guard with the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963 and briefly with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969–70 season. Cousy first demonstrated his basketball abilities while playing for his high school varsity team in his junior year. He obtained a... Wikipedia
New York City
Jimmy Dean (August 10, 1928-June 13, 2010)Jimmy Ray Dean was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand, he became a national television personality starting on CBS in 1957. He rose to fame for his 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad John" and his 1963 ABC television series,... Wikipedia
William C. Dement (<a href="/born/year/1928" title="Celebrities Born in 1928">1928</a>-)William Charles Dement is a pioneering US sleep researcher and founder of the Sleep Research Center, the world's first sleep laboratory, at Stanford University. He is a leading authority on sleep, sleep deprivation and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. For this pioneering work in a previously... Wikipedia
Sam Denoff (July 1, 1928-July 8, 2011)Samuel Denoff was an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and television producer. Wikipedia
Philip K. Dick (December 16, 1928-March 2, 1982)Philip Kindred Dick was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness.... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Santa Ana, California, U.S.
Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928-June 2, 2008)Ellas Otha Bates, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American R&B and Chicago Blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and music producer. He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and rock, influencing a host of acts, including The Animals, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The... Wikipedia
McComb, Mississippi, United States
Archer, Florida, United States
Fats Domino (February 26, 1928-)Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana United States
Haldun Dormen (April 5, 1928-)Haldun Dormen is a famous Turkish theatre, movie and TV series actor and film director. Dormen is of Turkish Cypriot descent. Wikipedia
Ralph Earnhardt (February 23, 1928-September 26, 1973)Ralph Lee Earnhardt was a NASCAR driver. He was the father of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.; the grandfather of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kelly Earnhardt, Taylor Earnhardt-Putnam, and Kerry Earnhardt, and great grandfather of Jeffrey Earnhardt. Earnhardt helped get Bobby Isaac his start in racing. Wikipedia
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Fred Ebb (April 8, 1928-September 11, 2004)Fred Ebb was an American musical theatre lyricist who had many successful collaborations with composer John Kander. The Kander and Ebb team frequently wrote for such performers as Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera. Wikipedia
Manhattan, NY, U.S.
New York, NY, U.S.
Abdul Sattar Edhi (January 1, 1928-)Abdul Sattar Edhi, NI, LPP, RMA, IBP, GPA, MSP is a prominent Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, ascetic and humanitarian. He is the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation, the largest non-profit social welfare organisation in world. Wikipedia
Bantva, British India
Sam Edwards (physicist) (February 1, 1928-May 7, 2015)Sir Samuel Frederick Edwards FLSW FRS was a Welsh physicist. Wikipedia
Roger James Elliott (December 8, 1928-)Sir Roger James Elliott FRS is a British theoretical physicist specialising in the magnetic, semiconductor and optical properties of condensed matter. Wikipedia
Solomon Feferman (December 13, 1928-)Solomon Feferman is an American philosopher and mathematician with works in mathematical logic. Wikipedia
Marco Ferreri (May 11, 1928-May 9, 1997)Marco Ferreri was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor, who began his career in the 50s directing three films in Spain. Wikipedia
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Sarge Ferris (December 1, 1928-March 12, 1989)Fred Bernard "Sarge" Ferris was an American professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in deuce-to-seven draw. Wikipedia
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mary Fickett (May 23, 1928-September 8, 2011)Mary Fickett was an American actress, best known for her roles in the American television dramas, 'The Nurses, ' The Edge of Night' — as Sally Smith, and as Dr. Katherine Lovell — and as Ruth Parker Brent Martin #1 on 'All My Children'. Wikipedia
Bronxville, New York, U.S.
Callao, Virginia, U.S.
Ezra Fleischer (July 14, 1928-July 25, 2006)Ezra Fleischer was a Romanian-Israeli Hebrew-language poet and philologist. Wikipedia
Jesse Hill Ford (December 28, 1928-June 1, 1996)Jesse Hill Ford was an American writer of Southern literature, best known for his critical and commercial success in short fiction as well as the novels 'Mountains of Gilead' and 'The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones'. Wikipedia
Troy, Alabama, United States
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Whitey Ford (October 21, 1928-)Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher who spent his entire 16-year career with the New York Yankees. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States
Anthony Franciosa (October 25, 1928-January 19, 2006)Anthony Franciosa, usually billed as Tony Franciosa during the height of his career, was an American film, TV and stage actor. He made several feature films, including 'Career' for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor/Drama and 'A Face in the Crowd'. In television, along with many minor parts, he played lead roles in five major TV series:... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Carlos Fuentes (November 11, 1928-May 15, 2012)Carlos Fuentes Macías was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are 'The Death of Artemio Cruz', 'Aura', 'Terra Nostra', 'The Old Gringo' and 'Christopher Unborn'. In his obituary, the 'New York Times' described him as "one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world" and an important influence on the Latin American Boom,... Wikipedia
Panama City, Panama
Mexico City, Mexico
Serge Gainsbourg (April 2, 1928-March 2, 1991)Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases, as well as his diverse artistic output, which embodied genres ranging from jazz,... Wikipedia
Nunzio Gallo (March 25, 1928-February 22, 2008)Nunzio Gallo was an Italian singer. He was born in Naples and represented his country in the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest, coming 6th. The song he performed, "Corde Della Mia Chitarra", is famous for being the longest song ever played for Eurovision at 5:09 before the new rules came into place. Gallo was also an actor appearing in over 20 films.... Wikipedia
Sivaji Ganesan (October 1, 1928-July 21, 2001)Vettaithidal Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan, or Vettaithidal Chinnaiah Ganesan, but commonly known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, was an Indian stage and film actor active during the latter half of the 20th century and was one of the most respected film actors in India. He was well known for his versatility and acting skills with numerous roles... Wikipedia
James Garner (April 7, 1928-July 19, 2014)James Garner was an American actor, voice artist, singer, producer, and comedian. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western comedy series 'Maverick' and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective comedic drama series 'The Rockford Files', and played leading roles... Wikipedia
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Richard Garwin (April 19, 1928-)Richard Lawrence Garwin, is an American physicist. He received his bachelor's degree from the Case Institute of Technology in 1947 and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1949, where he worked in the lab of Enrico Fermi. Fermi said that Garwin was the only true genius he had ever met. Wikipedia
Larry Gelbart (February 25, 1928-September 11, 2009)Lawrence Simon "Larry" Gelbart was an American television writer, playwright, screenwriter and author, most famous as a creator and producer of the record-breaking hit TV show 'M*A*S*H'. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Vincent Gigante (March 29, 1928-December 19, 2005)Vincent Louis Gigante, also known as "Chin," was a New York Italian-American mobster in the American Mafia who was boss of the Genovese crime family from 1981 to 2005. Gigante started out as a professional boxer who fought 25 bouts between 1944 and 1947. He then started working as a Mafia enforcer for what was then the Luciano crime family. Gigante... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Édouard Glissant (September 21, 1928-February 3, 2011)Édouard Glissant was a Martinican writer, poet and literary critic. He is widely recognised as one of the most influential figures in Caribbean thought and cultural commentary. Wikipedia
Edward Goldsmith (November 8, 1928-August 21, 2009)Edward René David Goldsmith, widely known as Teddy Goldsmith, was an Anglo-French environmentalist, writer and philosopher. Wikipedia
Eydie Gormé (August 16, 1928-August 10, 2013)Eydie Gormé was an American singer who performed solo as well as with her husband, Steve Lawrence, in popular ballads and swing. She earned numerous awards, including a Grammy and an Emmy. After retiring in 2009, she died in 2013, and is survived by Lawrence, who continues to perform as a solo act. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, New York, U.S.
Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
Gary Graffman (October 14, 1928-)Gary Graffman is an American classical pianist, teacher of piano and music administrator. Wikipedia
Dorian Gray (actress) (February 2, 1928-February 15, 2011)Maria Luisa Mangini, better known as Dorian Gray, was an Italian actress. Wikipedia
Che Guevara (June 14, 1928-October 9, 1967)Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. Wikipedia
La Higuera, Bolivia
Peter Hacks (March 21, 1928-August 28, 2003)Peter Hacks was a German playwright, author, and essayist. Wikipedia
Ida Haendel (December 15, 1928-)Ida Haendel, CBE is a British violinist of Polish birth. Wikipedia
Donald Hall (September 20, 1928-)Donald Andrew Hall, Jr., known as Donald Hall is an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard and Oxford, Hall is the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's literature, biography, memoir, essays, and including 22 volumes of verse. Regarded as a "plainspoken, rural poet,"... Wikipedia
Hamden, Connecticut, US
Estelle Harris (April 4, 1928-)Estelle Harris is a comedic actress and voice artist, often recognized for her shrill, grating voice. She is best known for her role as Estelle Costanza on 'Seinfeld' from 1992 to 1998, as the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in the 'Toy Story' franchise, and Muriel on 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Leon Hart (November 2, 1928-September 24, 2002)Leon Joseph Hart was an American football end. He won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award while at the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and played in the National Football League for eight seasons, from 1950 to 1957, with the Detroit Lions. Wikipedia
South Bend, Indiana
Al Held (October 12, 1928-July 27, 2005)Al Held was an American Abstract expressionist painter. He was particularly well known for his large scale Hard-edge paintings. As an artist, multiple stylistic changes occurred throughout his career, however, none of these occurred at the same time as any popular emerging style or acted against a particular art form. In the 1950s his style... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Donald Henderson (September 7, 1928-)Donald Ainslie Henderson, known as D.A. Henderson, is an American physician and epidemiologist, who headed the international effort during the 1960s to eradicate smallpox., he is a Distinguished Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Biosecurity and a professor of public health and medicine at the University of... Wikipedia
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. (February 25, 1928-December 14, 1998)Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr. was a prominent African-American civil rights advocate, author, and federal appeals court judge. Higginbotham was the seventh African-American Article III judge appointed in the United States, and the first African-American judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He served... Wikipedia
Ewing, New Jersey
Earl Holliman (September 11, 1928-)Henry Earl Holliman is an American actor. He is well known for his many character roles in films, mostly westerns and dramas, in the 1950s and 1960s. He also portrayed the role of Police Sergeant Bill Crowley on the television police drama 'Police Woman' throughout its 1974 - 1978 run. Wikipedia
Delhi, Louisiana, U.S.
Nick Holonyak (November 3, 1928-)Nick Holonyak, Jr. is an American engineer and educator. He is noted particularly for his 1962 invention of a light-emitting diode that emitted visible red light instead of infrared light; Holonyak was then working at the General Electric Company's research laboratory in Syracuse, New York. He is a John Bardeen Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical... Wikipedia
Gordie Howe (March 31, 1928-)Gordon "Gordie" Howe, OC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. From 1946 to 1980, Howe played twenty-six seasons in the National Hockey League and six seasons in the World Hockey Association; his first twenty-five seasons were spent with the Detroit Red Wings. Nicknamed "Mr. Hockey", Howe is considered one of the greatest hockey... Wikipedia
Floral, SK, CAN
James Ivory (director) (June 7, 1928-)James Francis Ivory is an American film director. For many years he worked extensively with Indian-born film producer Ismail Merchant, his personal as well as professional partner, and with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. All three were principals in Merchant Ivory Productions whose films won six Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Keith Jackson (October 18, 1928-)Keith Max Jackson is an American former sportscaster, known for his career with ABC Sports, his coverage of college football, his style of folksy, down-to-earth commentary, and his distinctive voice, with its deep cadence, and operatic tone considered "like Edward R. Murrow reporting on World War II, the voice of ultimate authority in college... Wikipedia
Roopville, Georgia, U.S.A.
Gary Jennings (September 20, 1928-February 13, 1999)Gary Jennings was an American author who wrote children's and adult novels. In 1980, after the successful novel 'Aztec', he specialized in writing adult historical fiction novels. Wikipedia
Buena Vista, Virginia, United States
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, United States
Alain Jouffroy (September 11, 1928-)Alain Jouffroy, born on September 11, 1928 near Parc Montsouris, Paris, is a French writer, poet, and artist. Wikipedia
Near Parc Montsouris, Paris, France
Sergey Kapitsa (February 14, 1928-August 14, 2012)Sergei Petrovich Kapitsa was a Russian physicist and demographer. He was best known as host of the popular and long-running Russian scientific TV show, 'Evident, but Incredible'. His father was the Nobel laureate physicist Pyotr Kapitsa, and his brother was the geographer and Antarctic explorer Andrey Kapitsa. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian Federation
John B. Keane (July 21, 1928-May 30, 2002)John Brendan Keane was an Irish playwright, novelist and essayist from Listowel, County Kerry. Wikipedia
Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland
Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland
William Kennedy (author) (January 16, 1928-)William Joseph Kennedy is an American writer and journalist born and raised in Albany, New York, to William J. Kennedy and to Mary E. McDonald. Kennedy was raised a Catholic. Many of his novels feature the interaction of members of the fictional Irish-American Phelan family, and make use of incidents of Albany's history and the supernatural.... Wikipedia
Albany, New York, United States
Joseph Kittinger (July 27, 1928-)Colonel Joseph William Kittinger II is a former command pilot, career military officer and retired Colonel in the United States Air Force. He is most famous for his participation in Project Manhigh and Project Excelsior, in 1960 setting the record longest skydive, from a height greater than 31 kilometres (19 mi). He was also the first man to make a... Wikipedia
Tampa, Florida, United States
Herbert Kroemer (August 25, 1928-)Herbert Kroemer, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1952 from the University of Göttingen, Germany, with a dissertation on hot electron effects in the then-new transistor, setting the stage for a career in research on the physics of... Wikipedia
Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928-March 7, 1999)Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor who did much of his work in the United Kingdom. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time. His films, typically adaptations of novels or short stories, are noted for... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Martin Landau (June 20, 1928-)Martin Landau is an American film and television actor. His career started in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest'. He played regular roles in the television series 'Mission: Impossible' and 'Space: 1999'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Gustav Leonhardt (May 30, 1928-January 16, 2012)Gustav Leonhardt was a renowned Dutch keyboard player, conductor, musicologist, teacher and editor. He was a leading figure in the movement to perform music on period instruments. He professionally played many instruments, including the harpsichord, pipe organ, claviorganum, clavichord and fortepiano. He also conducted orchestras and choruses. Wikipedia
s-Graveland, North Holland
Philip Levine (poet) (January 10, 1928-February 14, 2015)Philip Levine was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. He taught for more than thirty years in the English department of California State University, Fresno and held teaching positions at other universities as well. He served on the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets from... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Fresno, California, USA
Jack Lewis, Baron Lewis of Newnham (February 13, 1928-July 17, 2014)Jack Lewis, Baron Lewis of Newnham, FRS, HonFRSC was an English chemist working mainly in the area of inorganic chemistry. Wikipedia
Jacques-Louis Lions (May 3, 1928-May 17, 2001)Jacques-Louis Lions was a French mathematician who made contributions to the theory of partial differential equations and to stochastic control, among other areas. He received the SIAM's John von Neumann prize in 1986 and numerous other distinctions. Lions is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher. Wikipedia
Jim Lovell (March 25, 1928-)James Arthur "Jim" Lovell, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. Lovell was also the command module pilot of... Wikipedia
Galt MacDermot (December 18, 1928-)Arthur Terence Galt MacDermot is a Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre. He won a Grammy Award for the song "African Waltz" in 1960. His most successful musicals have been 'Hair' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'. MacDermot has also written music for film soundtracks, jazz and funk albums, and classical music, and his music has been... Wikipedia
Brian Macdonald (choreographer) (May 14, 1928-November 29, 2014)Brian Ronald Macdonald was a Canadian dancer, choreographer and director of opera, theatre and musical theatre. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
P. Madhavan (January 1, 1928-December 6, 2003)P. Madhavan is a Tamil film director and film producer in Tamil cinema in 1960s and 1970s. Madhavan has directed 49 films and produced 39 films under the banner 'Arun Prasad Movies'. Wikipedia
Luigi Magni (March 21, 1928-October 27, 2013)Luigi Magni was an Italian screenwriter and film director. Wikipedia
Inna Makarova (July 28, 1928-)Inna Vladimirovna Makarova is a Soviet Russian actress. She grew up in Novosibirsk. In 1948 she graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow and began to work as an actress at the State Film Actor Theater. In 1949, she was awarded the Stalin Prize for her role as Lyubov Shertsova in Sergei Gerasimov's 'The Young Guard'. In... Wikipedia
Tayga, Soviet Union
Loring Mandel (May 5, 1928-)Loring Mandel is an American playwright and screenwriter whose notable works include the TV movie 'Conspiracy'. He has written for radio, television, film and the stage. Wikipedia
Johnny Mann (August 30, 1928-June 18, 2014)John Russell Mann was an American arranger, composer, conductor, entertainer, and recording artist. Wikipedia
Anderson, South Carolina
Nancy Marchand (June 19, 1928-June 18, 2000)Nancy Marchand was an American actress. She began her career in theatre in 1951. She was perhaps most famous for her television portrayals of Margaret Pynchon on 'Lou Grant' and Livia Soprano on 'The Sopranos'. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Stratford, Connecticut, U.S.
Martin E. Marty (February 5, 1928-)Martin Emil Marty is an American Lutheran religious scholar who has written extensively on American religion. Wikipedia
Roddy McDowall (September 17, 1928-October 3, 1998)Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall was an English actor, film director, photographer, and voice artist. His roles included Cornelius, Caesar, and Galen in the 'Planet of the Apes' film and television series. He began his long acting career as a child in England, and then in the USA, in 'How Green Was My Valley', 'My Friend Flicka', and... Wikipedia
Herne Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, California, United States
Patrick McGoohan (March 19, 1928-January 13, 2009)Patrick Joseph McGoohan was an American-born actor, writer and director who was brought up in Ireland and Britain, where he established an extensive stage and film career. His most notable roles were in the 1960s television series 'Danger Man', and 'The Prisoner', which he co-created. McGoohan wrote and directed several episodes of 'The Prisoner'... Wikipedia
Astoria, Queens, New York City, United States
Los Angeles, United States
Veijo Meri (December 31, 1928-June 21, 2015)Veijo Väinö Valvo Meri was a Finnish writer. Much of his work focuses on war and its absurdity. The work is anti-war and has dark humor. Wikipedia
Domenico Modugno (January 9, 1928-August 6, 1994)Domenico Modugno was an Italian singer, songwriter, actor, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. He is known for his 1958 international hit song "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu". He is considered the first Italian cantautore. Wikipedia
Polignano a Mare, Italy
Lampedusa, Sicilia, Italy
Walter Mondale (January 5, 1928-)Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale is an American Democratic Party politician who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter, and as a United States Senator from Minnesota. He was the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in the United States presidential election of 1984, but carried only his home state... Wikipedia
Egil Monn-Iversen (April 14, 1928-)Egil Monn-Iversen is one of the most influential modern composers in Norway. He has had many important roles in Norwegian music, film, opera, television, comedy and theater. For some time he had so much influence in Norwegian culture that he got the nickname 'The Godfather', even though he has always considered himself a down-to-earth musician. Wikipedia
Jeanne Moreau (January 23, 1928-)Jeanne Moreau is a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She is the recipient of a César Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for individual performances, and several lifetime awards. Wikipedia
Ennio Morricone (November 10, 1928-)Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as well as contemporary classical works. His career includes a wide range of composition genres, making him one of the most versatile, prolific and influential... Wikipedia
Hosni Mubarak (May 4, 1928-)Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak is a former Egyptian President, leader and military commander. He served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. Wikipedia
Kafr-El Meselha, Al Monufiyah, Egypt
Roger Mudd (February 9, 1928-)Roger Mudd is an American broadcast journalist, most recently working as the primary anchor for The History Channel. Previously, Mudd was weekend and weekday substitute anchor for the 'CBS Evening News', the co-anchor of the weekday 'NBC Nightly News', and the host of the NBC-TV 'Meet the Press,' and 'American Almanac' TV programs. Mudd is the... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
John Forbes Nash, Jr. (June 13, 1928-May 23, 2015)John Forbes Nash, Jr. was an American mathematician with fundamental contributions in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. Nash's work has provided insight into the factors that govern chance and decision making inside complex systems in daily life. Wikipedia
Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Monroe Township, New Jersey, United States
Daniel Nathans (October 30, 1928-November 16, 1999)Daniel Nathans was an American microbiologist. He is perhaps best known for being a recipient of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, making him the only Nobel laureate born in Delaware. Wikipedia
Peter Naur (October 25, 1928-)Peter Naur is a Danish pioneer in computer science and Turing award winner. His last name is the N in the BNF notation, used in the description of the syntax for most programming languages. He contributed to the creation of the ALGOL 60 programming language. Wikipedia
Elizabeth F. Neufeld (September 27, 1928-)Elizabeth Fondal Neufeld is an American geneticist whose research has focused on the genetic basis of metabolic disease in humans. Wikipedia
Stanislao Nievo (June 30, 1928-2006)Stanislao Nievo was an Italian writer, journalist and director. He won the Strega Prize. He is the little little son of Ippolito Nievo, author of 'Le confessioni di un italiano'. Wikipedia
Pól Ó Foighil (June 1, 1928-March 21, 2005)Pól Ó Foighil was an Irish politician and activist for Irish-speaking, coastal and island communities. A teacher turned co-operative manager, he was an active member of the Fine Gael party, and as a long-serving councillor he was the party's only elected representative in the Connemara Gaeltacht for two decades. He also served as a senator from... Wikipedia
Cynthia Ozick (April 17, 1928-)Cynthia Ozick is an American-Jewish short story writer, novelist, and essayist. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Emilio Pericoli (January 7, 1928-April 9, 2013)Emilio Pericoli was an Italian singer. He was born in Cesenatico, Romagna. Wikipedia
Lee Phillip Bell (June 10, 1928-)Loreley "Lee" June Phillip Bell is a former talk show host and soap opera creator. Wikipedia
T. Boone Pickens (May 22, 1928-)Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr., known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. With an estimated net worth of about $1.4 billion, he is ranked by 'Forbes' as the 328th-richest person in America and... Wikipedia
Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S.
Franciszek Pieczka (January 18, 1928-)Franciszek Pieczka is a Polish film and stage actor. A graduate of the National Higher School of Theatre in Warsaw, he first made his debut in the theatre in Jelenia Góra. He won the award for Best Actor at the Polish Film Festival in 1976 for 'The Scar'. Wikipedia
Godów, Silesia, Poland
Eric Porter (April 8, 1928-May 15, 1995)Eric Richard Porter was an English actor of stage, film and television. Wikipedia
Shepherd's Bush, London, England, UK
London, England, UK
Pete Rademacher (November 20, 1928-)Thomas Peter "Pete" Rademacher is a former boxer who made boxing history by being the only man to fight for the world heavyweight championship in his first professional fight. Rademacher first began boxing as a form of rehabilitation during his recovery from Rheumatic fever, which he contracted in military school. Wikipedia
Betsy Rawls (May 4, 1928-)Elizabeth Earle "Betsy" Rawls is an American former LPGA Tour professional golfer. She won eight major championship and 55 LPGA Tour career events. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Tony Richardson (June 5, 1928-November 14, 1991)Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson was an English theatre and film director and producer whose career spanned five decades. In 1964 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film 'Tom Jones'. Wikipedia
Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Willo Davis Roberts (May 29, 1928-November 19, 2004)Willo Davis Roberts was an American writer, known primarily for children's mystery and suspense novels. Wikipedia
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Fred Rogers (March 20, 1928-February 27, 2003)Fred McFeely Rogers was an American television personality, educator, Presbyterian minister, composer, songwriter, author, and activist. Rogers was most famous for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the educational preschool television series 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood', which featured his gentle, soft-spoken personality and... Wikipedia
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Vera Rubin (July 23, 1928-)Vera Rubin is an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves. This phenomenon became known as the galaxy rotation problem. Wikipedia
Vidal Sassoon (January 17, 1928-May 9, 2012)Vidal Sassoon, CBE was a British hairdresser, businessman, and philanthropist. He is credited with creating a simple geometric, "Bauhaus-inspired" hair style, also called the wedge bob. Establishing himself in the US in 1965, he opened the first chain of worldwide hairstyling salons, complemented by a line of hair-treatment products that became an... Wikipedia
Hammersmith, London, England
Los Angeles, California, United States
Mikio Sato (April 18, 1928-)Mikio Sato is a Japanese mathematician, who started the field of algebraic analysis. He studied at the University of Tokyo and then did graduate study in physics as a student of Shin'ichiro Tomonaga. Since 1970, Sato has been professor at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, of Kyoto University. Wikipedia
Pierre Schoendoerffer (May 5, 1928-March 14, 2012)Pierre Schoendoerffer was a French film director, a screenwriter, a writer, a war reporter, a war cameraman, a renowned First Indochina War veteran, a cinema academician. He was president of the Académie des Beaux-Arts for 2001 and for 2007. Wikipedia
Chamalières, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Barbara Ann Scott (May 9, 1928-September 30, 2012)Barbara Ann Scott was a Canadian figure skater. She was the 1948 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion, and a four-time Canadian national champion in ladies' singles. Known as "Canada's Sweetheart", she is the only Canadian to have won the Olympic ladies' singles gold medal, the first North American to have won three major titles in one year... Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
San Fernandina, Florida, U.S.
Marian Seldes (August 23, 1928-October 6, 2014)Marian Hall Seldes was an American stage, film, radio and television actress whose career spanned seven decades. She was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1995. Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City
Manhattan, New York City
Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012)Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book 'Where the Wild Things Are', first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Besides 'Where the Wild Things Are,' Sendak also wrote... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Michel Serrault (January 24, 1928-July 29, 2007)Michel Serrault was a multi-award-winning French stage actor and film star who appeared from 1954 until 2007 in more than 150 films. Wikipedia
Équemauville, Calvados, France
Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928-October 4, 1974)Anne Sexton was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book 'Live or Die'. Themes of her poetry include her long battle against depression and mania, suicidal tendencies, and various intimate details from her private life, including her relationships with her... Wikipedia
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Weston, Massachusetts, United States
Tom Sharpe (March 30, 1928-June 6, 2013)Thomas Ridley Sharpe was an English satirical novelist, best known for his 'Wilt' series, as well as 'Porterhouse Blue' and 'Blott on the Landscape,' which were both adapted for television. Wikipedia
Llafranc, Catalonia, Spain
Richard M. Sherman (June 12, 1928-)Richard Morton Sherman is an American songwriter and music director who specialized in musical film with his brother Robert Bernard Sherman. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Eduard Shevardnadze (January 25, 1928-)Eduard Ambrosis dze Shevardnadze is a former Soviet minister of foreign affairs, and later, Georgian statesman from the height to the end of the Cold War. He served as President of Georgia from 1995 to 2003, and as First Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party, from 1972 to 1985. Shevardnadze was responsible for many top decisions on Soviet... Wikipedia
Mamati, Guria, Transcaucasian SFSR, Soviet Union
Osamu Shimomura (August 27, 1928-)Osamu Shimomura is a Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist, and Professor Emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein with two American scientists: Martin... Wikipedia
Eugene Merle Shoemaker (April 28, 1928-July 18, 1997)Eugene Merle Shoemaker, also known as Gene Shoemaker, was an American geologist and one of the founders of the field of planetary science. He is best known for co-discovering the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with his wife Carolyn S. Shoemaker and David H. Levy. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Alice Springs, Australia
Keely Smith (March 9, 1928-)Keely Smith is an American jazz and popular music singer who enjoyed popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. She collaborated with, among others, Louis Prima and Frank Sinatra. Wikipedia
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Charles Strouse (June 7, 1928-)Charles Strouse is an American composer and lyricist. Wikipedia
Richard Sylbert (April 16, 1928-March 23, 2002)Richard Sylbert was a production designer and art director, primarily for feature films. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Los Angeles, California
John Bryan Taylor (<a href="/born/year/1928" title="Celebrities Born in 1928">1928</a>-)John Bryan Taylor is a British physicist known for his important contributions to plasma physics and their application in the field of fusion energy. Notable among these is the development of the "Taylor state", describing a minimum-energy configuration that conserves magnetic helicity. Another important development was his work on the ballooning... Wikipedia
Koko Taylor (September 28, 1928-June 3, 2009)Koko Taylor, sometimes spelled KoKo Taylor, was an American Chicago blues singer, whose style also encompassed many genres including electric blues, rhythm and blues and blues and soul blues popularly she was known as the "Queen of the Blues." She was known primarily for her rough, powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings. Wikipedia
Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Shirley Temple (April 23, 1928-February 10, 2014)Shirley Temple Black was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United... Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Woodside, California, U.S.
Ernest Tidyman (January 1, 1928-July 14, 1984)Ernest Tidyman was a Cleveland-born American author and screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film version of 'Shaft' with John D.F. Black in 1971. Wikipedia
Cleveland, United States
William Trevor (May 24, 1928-)William Trevor, KBE, is an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the English language. Wikipedia
Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland
M. S. Viswanathan (June 24, 1928-)Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan, also known as M.S.V., is a Kollywood music director and composer from South India. He is popularly known as 'Mellisai Mannar'. He has composed songs in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu for over 1200 films His major works over the past five decades have been in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. He has also acted and... Wikipedia
Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928-February 22, 1987)Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist.... Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
New York City, U.S.
James Watson (April 6, 1928-)James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Lina Wertmüller (August 14, 1928-)Lina Wertmüller is an Italian screenwriter and film director best known for her films 'The Seduction of Mimi', 'Swept Away', and 'Seven Beauties'. She was the first woman nominated for an Academy Award for Directing for 'Seven Beauties'. Wikipedia
Katharine Whitehorn (<a href="/born/year/1928" title="Celebrities Born in 1928">1928</a>-)Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn CBE is a British journalist, writer, and columnist who is known for her wit and humour and as a keen observer of the changing role of women. Wikipedia
Elie Wiesel (September 30, 1928-)Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE is a Romanian-born Jewish writer, professor, political activist, and Nobel Laureate. He is the author of 57 books, including 'Night', a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the newspaper 'Algemeiner Journal'. Wikipedia
Sighet, Maramureș County, Romania
Bob Wilber (March 15, 1928-)Bob Wilber is an internationally recognized American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and band leader living in Chipping Campden, England. Although his scope covers a wide range of jazz, Wilber has been a dedicated advocate of classic styles, working throughout his career to present traditional jazz pieces in a contemporary manner. He played with many... Wikipedia
Carl Woese (July 15, 1928-December 30, 2012)Carl Richard Woese was an American microbiologist and biophysicist. Woese is famous for defining the Archaea in 1977 by phylogenetic taxonomy of 16S ribosomal RNA, a technique pioneered by Woese which revolutionized the discipline of microbiology. He was also the originator of the RNA world hypothesis in 1967, although not by that name. He held the... Wikipedia
Syracuse, New York, USA
Urbana, Illinois, USA
Yury Yakovlev (April 25, 1928-November 30, 2013)Yury Vasilyevich Yakovlev was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed Soviet film actors. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1976. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
Norton Zinder (November 7, 1928-February 3, 2012)Norton David Zinder was an American biologist famous for his discovery of genetic transduction. Zinder was born in New York City, received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1969. He led a lab at Rockefeller University until shortly before his death. Wikipedia
New York City
New York City