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F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham (October 24, 1939-)

F. Murray Abraham is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Antonio Salieri in 'Amadeus'. He has appeared in many roles, both leading and supporting, in films such as 'All the President's Men', 'Scarface', 'The Name of the Rose', 'Last Action Hero', 'Star Trek:... Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
José Antonio Abreu

José Antonio Abreu (May 7, 1939-)

José Antonio Abreu Anselmi is a Venezuelan orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician. He is Catholic. He was honored with the 2009 Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences' Trustees Awards, the highest honor given to the career of personalities that have contributed to music by the organization that puts together... Wikipedia
Valera, Venezuela

Agnivesh (September 21, 1939-)

Agnivesh is an Indian politician and a former Member of Legislative Assembly from the Indian state of Haryana, an Arya Samaj scholar, and a social activist. He is best known for his work against bonded labour through the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which he founded in 1981. Agnivesh also founded and became president of the World Council of Arya... Wikipedia
Sakti, Chhattisgarh, India
Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander (October 28, 1939-)

Jane Alexander is an American actress, author and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Tony Award winner and two-time Emmy Award winner. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Sidney Altman

Sidney Altman (May 7, 1939-)

Sidney Altman is a Canadian and American molecular biologist, who is the Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Chemistry at Yale University. In 1989 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas R. Cech for their work on the catalytic properties of RNA. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Louis Andriessen

Louis Andriessen (June 6, 1939-)

Louis Andriessen is a Dutch composer and pianist based in Amsterdam. He was a composition teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He was recipient of the Gaudeamus International Composers Award in 1959. Wikipedia
Giulio Angioni

Giulio Angioni (October 28, 1939-)

Giulio Angioni is an Italian writer and anthropologist. Wikipedia
Guasila, Sardinia

John Arbuthnott (microbiologist) (April 8, 1939-)

Sir John Peebles Arbuthnott PRSE FRCPSG FMedSci FRCPath is a Scottish microbiologist, and was Principal of the University of Strathclyde. He succeeded Lord Wilson of Tillyorn as President of The Royal Society of Edinburgh in October 2011. Wikipedia
Elizabeth Ashley

Elizabeth Ashley (August 30, 1939-)

Elizabeth Ashley is an American actress of theatre, film, and television. She has been nominated for three Tony Awards, winning once in 1962 for 'Take Her, She's Mine'. Ashley was also nominated for the BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for her performance in 'The Carpetbaggers', and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1991 for 'Evening Shade'. Wikipedia
Ocala, Florida, U.S.
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood (November 18, 1939-)

Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award several times, winning... Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Arleen Auger

Arleen Auger (September 13, 1939-June 10, 1993)

Joyce Arleen Auger was an American soprano, admired for her coloratura voice and interpretations of works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Monteverdi, Gluck, and Mozart. Wikipedia
South Gate, California
Leusden, the Netherlands
Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn (April 12, 1939-)

Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE is a prolific English playwright. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where all but four of his plays have received their first performance. More than 40 have subsequently... Wikipedia
John Badham

John Badham (August 25, 1939-)

John MacDonald Badham is an English-born American film director, best known for the films 'Saturday Night Fever', 'Blue Thunder', 'WarGames', 'Short Circuit', 'Stakeout', 'Bird on a Wire' and others. Wikipedia
Luton, Bedfordshire
John Bardon

John Bardon (August 25, 1939-September 12, 2014)

John Bardon, was an English stage and screen actor. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award in 1988 as 'Best Actor in a Musical' for 'Kiss Me, Kate', sharing the award with co-star Emil Wolk. He was best known for playing the patriarch Jim Branning on EastEnders for 13 years. On 12 September 2014 the BBC announced that Bardon had died at age 75. Wikipedia
Brentford, England, UK
Romford, Essex, UK
Peter S. Beagle

Peter S. Beagle (April 20, 1939-)

Peter Soyer Beagle is an American author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays, especially fantasy fiction. His best-known work is 'The Last Unicorn', a fantasy novel he wrote in his twenties, which 'Locus' subscribers voted the number five "All-Time Best Fantasy Novel" in 1987. During the last twenty-five years he has won several literary awards... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Marco Bellocchio

Marco Bellocchio (November 9, 1939-)

Marco Bellocchio is an Italian film director, screenwriter, and actor. Wikipedia
Bobbio, Italy
Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy (May 28, 1939-July 30, 2012)

Maeve Binchy Snell, known as Maeve Binchy, was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature, and her often clever surprise endings. Her novels, which were translated into 37... Wikipedia
Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland
County Dublin, Ireland
Karen Black

Karen Black (July 1, 1939-August 8, 2013)

Karen Blanche Black was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. A native of Illinois, Black studied acting in New York City and performed on Broadway before making her major film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's 'You're a Big Boy Now'. Wikipedia
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Marie-Claire Blais

Marie-Claire Blais (October 5, 1939-)

Marie-Claire Blais is a Canadian author and playwright. Wikipedia
Quebec City
Bertrand Blier

Bertrand Blier (March 14, 1939-)

Bertrand Blier is a French screenwriter and film director. His 1978 film 'Get Out Your Handkerchiefs' won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards. Wikipedia
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich (July 30, 1939-)

Peter Bogdanovich is an American film historian, director, writer, actor, producer and critic. He was part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, which included William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola. His most critically acclaimed film is 'The Last Picture Show'. Wikipedia
Kingston, New York
Bette Bourne

Bette Bourne (September 22, 1939-)

Bette Bourne is a British actor, drag queen and activist. Wikipedia
Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg (October 6, 1939-)

Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg FBA FRSL, is a British broadcaster, author and parliamentarian best known for his work with ITV as editor and presenter of the 'The South Bank Show'. Wikipedia
Wigton, Cumberland (now Wigton, Cumbria), England, UK
Volker Braun

Volker Braun (May 7, 1939-)

Volker Braun is a German writer. His works include 'Provokation für mich' – a collection of poems written between 1959 and 1964 and published in 1965, a play, 'Die Kipper', and 'Das ungezwungne Leben Kasts'. Wikipedia
Dresden, Germany
Tor Åge Bringsværd

Tor Åge Bringsværd (November 16, 1939-)

Tor Åge Bringsværd is an author, playwright, editor and translator. He is perhaps best known for his speculative fiction. Together with long-time partner Jon Bing, he is also considered as the first Norwegian author to write science fiction literature. Bringsværd regards himself as an anarchist, which is clearly reflected in some of his works. He... Wikipedia
Skien, Norway
Lou Brock

Lou Brock (June 18, 1939-)

Louis Clark "Lou" Brock is an American former professional baseball player. He began his Major League Baseball career with the Chicago Cubs, but spent the majority of his career as the left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Brock was best known for breaking Ty Cobb's all-time major league stolen base record. He is currently a special instructor... Wikipedia
El Dorado, Arkansas
Leo Brouwer

Leo Brouwer (March 1, 1939-)

Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida is a Cuban composer, conductor, and guitarist. Wikipedia
Havana, Cuba
Maria Bueno

Maria Bueno (October 11, 1939-)

Maria Esther Andion Bueno is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. During her 11-year career, she won 19 Major titles. She was the year-end number-one ranked female player four times. Wikipedia
São Paulo, Brazil
Jackie Burroughs

Jackie Burroughs (February 2, 1939-September 22, 2010)

Jacqueline "Jackie" Burroughs was an English-born Canadian actress. Wikipedia
Lancashire, England, UK
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fox Butterfield

Fox Butterfield (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-)

Fox Butterfield is an American journalist who spent much of his 30-year career reporting for 'The New York Times'. Wikipedia
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Len Cariou

Len Cariou (September 30, 1939-)

Leonard Joseph "Len" Cariou is a Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd in the original cast of 'Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street'. He currently plays the patriarch, Henry Reagan, NYPD Police Commissioner, in the multi-generational television series 'Blue Bloods' on CBS. Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba

JoAnne Carner (April 4, 1939-)

JoAnne Gunderson Carner is an American former professional golfer. Her 43 victories on the LPGA Tour led to her induction in the World Golf Hall of Fame. She is the only woman to have won the U.S. Girls' Junior, U.S. Women's Amateur, and U.S. Women's Open titles, and was the first person ever to win three different USGA championship events. Tiger... Wikipedia
Kirkland, Washington

John Casey (novelist) (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-)

John D. Casey is an American novelist and translator. He won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1989 for 'Spartina'. Wikipedia
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Sarah Caudwell

Sarah Caudwell (May 27, 1939-January 28, 2000)

Sarah Caudwell was the pseudonym of Sarah Cockburn, a British barrister and writer of detective stories. Wikipedia
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Suzy McKee Charnas

Suzy McKee Charnas (October 22, 1939-)

Suzy McKee Charnas is an American novelist and short story writer, writing primarily in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. She has won several awards for her fiction, including the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. A selection of her short fiction was collected in 'Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms' in... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA

Gian Paolo Chiti (January 21, 1939-)

Gian Paolo Chiti is an Italian composer and pianist. Wikipedia

Michael Cimino (February 3, 1939-)

Michael Cimino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and author. He is best known for directing, producing and co-writing the 1978 Academy Award-winning film 'The Deer Hunter' and for writing and directing 1980's financial and critical failure 'Heaven's Gate.' Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Adrienne Clarkson

Adrienne Clarkson (February 10, 1939-)

Adrienne Louise Clarkson is a Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation. Wikipedia
Hong Kong
John Cleese

John Cleese (October 27, 1939-)

John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on 'The Frost Report'. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' and the four Monty Python films:... Wikipedia
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
T. J. Cloutier

T. J. Cloutier (October 13, 1939-)

Thomas James "T.J." Cloutier is a professional poker player from Richardson, Texas. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2006. Wikipedia
Albany, California
Stephen Cook

Stephen Cook (December 14, 1939-)

Stephen Arthur Cook is a renowned American-Canadian computer scientist and mathematician who has made major contributions to the fields of complexity theory and proof complexity. He is currently a university professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York
Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola (April 7, 1939-)

Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Jonathan Daniels

Jonathan Daniels (March 20, 1939-August 20, 1965)

Jonathan Myrick Daniels was an Episcopal seminarian, killed for his work in the American civil rights movement. His death helped galvanize support for the civil rights movement within the Episcopal church. He is regarded as a martyr in the Episcopal church. One of the five elementary schools in his hometown of Keene, New Hampshire is named in... Wikipedia
Keene, New Hampshire
Hayneville, Alabama
Piera Degli Esposti

Piera Degli Esposti (March 13, 1939-)

Piera Degli Esposti is an Italian film actress. She has appeared in 32 films since 1966. In 2009 she won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mrs. Enea in 'Il Divo'. Wikipedia
Bologna, Italy
Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka (October 18, 1939-)

Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. is a former American football NFL player, television commentator, and coach. Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for three years. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only two people to win an NFL title as a player, an assistant coach, and a head coach. Ditka is also the only individual in NFL... Wikipedia
Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Carlos do Carmo

Carlos do Carmo (December 21, 1939-)

Carlos do Carmo, ComIH is a Portuguese fado singer, one of the finest in the "Lisbon Song". He is the son of another fado singer and fado house owner, Lucília do Carmo. Wikipedia
Joe Dolan

Joe Dolan (October 16, 1939-December 26, 2007)

Joseph "Joe" Francis Robert Dolan was an Irish entertainer, recording artist, and pop singer. Chiefly known in Ireland for his association with showbands and for his innovative style and high pitched singing voice, he had a wide appeal with many international fans. His energetic and charismatic stage performances were well known as was his long... Wikipedia
Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Margaret Drabble (June 5, 1939-)

Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd, is an English novelist, biographer and critic. Wikipedia
Sheffield, England, UK
Samantha Eggar

Samantha Eggar (March 5, 1939-)

Samantha Eggar is an English film, television and voice actress. Wikipedia
Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom

Jon Eikemo (November 30, 1939-)

Jon Eikemo is a Norwegian actor. He debuted on stage in 1961. He made his film debut in 1968, with the movie 'De ukjentes marked'. Wikipedia
Asghar Ali Engineer

Asghar Ali Engineer (March 10, 1939-May 14, 2013)

Asghar Ali Engineer was an Indian reformist-writer and social activist. Internationally known for his work on liberation theology in Islam, he led the Progressive Dawoodi Bohra movement. The focus of his work was on communalism and communal and ethnic violence in India and South Asia. He was a votary of peace and non-violence and lectured all over... Wikipedia
Salumbar, Rajasthan.
Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack (February 10, 1939-)

Roberta Cleopatra Flack is an American singer, and musician who is notable for jazz, Pop, R&B, and folk music. She is best known for her classic #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", and "Feel Like Makin' Love"; and for "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with the... Wikipedia
Black Mountain, North Carolina, U.S.
Susan Flannery

Susan Flannery (July 31, 1939-)

Susan Flannery is an American soap opera actress. She is known for her role as Stephanie Forrester on 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and for her role as Dr. Laura Spencer Horton on 'Days of Our Lives'. Wikipedia
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
David Frost

David Frost (April 7, 1939-August 31, 2013)

Sir David Paradine Frost was an English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host. Wikipedia
Tenterden, Kent, England
Aboard Cunard Line cruise ship MS Queen Elizabeth

Charles Fuller (March 5, 1939-)

Charles H. Fuller, Jr. is an American playwright, best known for his play, 'A Soldier's Play', for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Louis Gardel

Louis Gardel (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-)

Louis Gardel is a notable French novelist, screenwriter, and publisher, born in Algiers in 1939. He is also publishing director of Éditions du Seuil and a permanent member of the Prix Renaudot jury. Wikipedia

Brian Garfield (January 26, 1939-)

Brian Francis Wynne Garfield is an American novelist and screenwriter. He wrote his first published book at the age of eighteen and wrote several novels under such pen names as "Frank Wynne" and "'Brian Wynne" before gaining prominence when his book 'Hopscotch' won the 1976 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He is best known for his 1972 novel 'Death... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939-April 1, 1984)

Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including 'How Sweet It Is' and 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine', and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell, later... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
Los Angeles, United States
Harrie Geelen

Harrie Geelen (January 10, 1939-)

Harrie Geelen is Dutch illustrator, film director, animator, translator, writer and poet. Wikipedia
Ian Gibson (author)

Ian Gibson (author) (April 21, 1939-)

Ian Gibson is an Irish author and Hispanist known for his biographies of Antonio Machado, Salvador Dalí, Henry Spencer Ashbee, and particularly his work on Federico García Lorca, for which he won several awards, including the 1989 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography. His work, 'La represión nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Yury Glazkov

Yury Glazkov (October 2, 1939-December 9, 2008)

Yury Nikolayevich Glazkov was a Soviet Air Force officer and a cosmonaut. Glazkov held the rank of major general in the Russian Air Force. Wikipedia
Moscow, Russia
Noscow, Russia
Peter Grünberg

Peter Grünberg (May 18, 1939-)

Peter Andreas Grünberg is a German physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Albert Fert of giant magnetoresistance which brought about a breakthrough in gigabyte hard disk drives. Wikipedia
Pilsen, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

Roger Hall (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-)

Roger Leighton Hall, is one of New Zealand's most successful playwrights, arguably best known for comedies that carry a vein of social criticism and feelings of pathos. Wikipedia
Essex, England
George Hamilton (actor)

George Hamilton (actor) (August 12, 1939-)

George Stevens Hamilton is an American film and television actor. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performances in 'Love at First Bite' and 'Zorro, The Gay Blade'. Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer (May 15, 1939-)

Barbara Hammer is an American filmmaker in the genre of experimental films and a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family. Wikipedia
Hollywood, California, United States
Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper (August 22, 1939-)

Valerie Kathryn Harper is an American actress known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and its spin-off, 'Rhoda', and later as Valerie Hogan in 'Valerie'. Wikipedia
Suffern, New York, U.S.

Leland H. Hartwell (October 30, 1939-)

Leland Harrison Hartwell is former president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Paul Nurse and Tim Hunt, for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney (April 13, 1939-August 30, 2013)

Seamus Justin Heaney, MRIA was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. In the early 1960s, he became a lecturer in Belfast after attending university there and began to publish poetry. He lived in Sandymount, Dublin, from 1976 until his death. Wikipedia
Castledawson, thirty miles north-west of Belfast
Dublin, Ireland

Carmencita Hederman (October 23, 1939-)

Carmencita Hederman is a former Independent Irish politician. She served on Dublin City Council from 1974–99. She was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1987–88 during the Dublin Millennium celebrations. She was elected to the Seanad in 1989 for the University of Dublin constituency. Her daughter, Wendy Hederman, was also later councillor on Dublin City... Wikipedia

Harald Heide-Steen Jr. (August 18, 1939-July 3, 2008)

Harald Heide-Steen Jr. was a Norwegian actor, comedian and singer. He was the son of Harald Heide Steen. Wikipedia
Terence Hill

Terence Hill (March 29, 1939-)

Terence Hill is an actor of Italian and German descent who began as a child actor and went on to multiple starring roles in action and other Italian films, many with longtime film partner and friend Bud Spencer. At one time among Italy's highest paid actors, Hill's most widely seen films include comic and standard 'Westerns all´Italiana', some... Wikipedia
Venice, Veneto, Italy

Barry Hines (June 30, 1939-)

Melvin Barry Hines, FRSL is a British author who has written several popular novels and television scripts. Hines is best known for the novel 'A Kestrel for a Knave', which he adapted for Ken Loach's 1969 film 'Kes'. Wikipedia
Hoyland Common, Barnsley

William M. Hoffman (April 12, 1939-)

William Moses Hoffman is an American playwright, editor and educator. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.A
John Hopcroft

John Hopcroft (October 7, 1939-)

John Edward Hopcroft is an American theoretical computer scientist. His textbooks on theory of computation and data structures are regarded as standards in their fields. He is the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics in Computer Science at Cornell University. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington

Israel Horovitz (March 31, 1939-)

Israel Horovitz is an American playwright, director, and actor. Wikipedia
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Bobby Hull

Bobby Hull (January 3, 1939-)

Robert Marvin Hull, OC is a Canadian former ice hockey player and is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. His blonde hair, end to end rushes, his incredible speed on skates, and being able to shoot the puck at very high velocity, all earned him the nickname "The Golden Jet". His talents were such that often one or two opposing... Wikipedia
Pointe Anne, ON, CAN
Ian Hunter (singer)

Ian Hunter (singer) (June 3, 1939-)

Ian Hunter Patterson is an English singer-songwriter who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople, from its inception in 1969 to its dissolution in 1974, and at the time of its 2009 reunion. Hunter was a musician and songwriter before joining Mott the Hoople, and continued in this vein after he left the band. He... Wikipedia
Oswestry, Shropshire, England

Geoffrey Hutchings (June 8, 1939-July 1, 2010)

Geoffrey Hutchings was an English stage, film and television actor. Wikipedia
Dorchester, Dorset, England, UK
London, England, UK

Angelo Infanti (February 16, 1939-October 12, 2010)

Angelo Infanti was an Italian film actor. He appeared in over 90 films between 1961 and 2010. Wikipedia
Zagarolo, Italy
Tivoli, Italy
Jimmie Lee Jackson

Jimmie Lee Jackson (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-February 26, 1965)

Jimmie Lee Jackson was a civil rights protestor who was shot and killed by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler in 1965. Jackson was unarmed. His death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement. He was 26 years old. Wikipedia
Flaco Jiménez

Flaco Jiménez (March 11, 1939-)

Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez is a Conjunto, Norteño and Tejano music accordionist from San Antonio, Texas. Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas
Kathryn Joosten

Kathryn Joosten (December 20, 1939-June 2, 2012)

Kathryn Joosten was an American television actress best known for her regular role as Karen McCluskey in 'Desperate Housewives', for which she won two Emmy Awards, and for her recurring role in 'The West Wing' as Dolores Landingham. Wikipedia
Eustis, Florida, U.S.
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel (May 13, 1939-)

Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. Some of his most notable starring roles were in Martin Scorsese's 'Mean Streets' and 'Taxi Driver', Ridley Scott's 'The Duellists' and 'Thelma & Louise', Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', Jane Campion's 'The Piano', Abel Ferrara's 'Bad Lieutenant', Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States 25px

John Kingman (August 28, 1939-)

Sir John Frank Charles Kingman, FRS is a British mathematician. Wikipedia
Beckenham, Kent
Tadamitsu Kishimoto

Tadamitsu Kishimoto (May 7, 1939-)

Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto is a Japanese immunologist known for research on IgM and cytokines, most famously, interleukin 6. Wikipedia
Harry Kroto

Harry Kroto (October 7, 1939-)

Sir Harold Walter Kroto, FRS, is an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. Kroto is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at the Florida State University, which he joined in 2004. Prior to that, he spent a large part of his career at the University of Sussex, where he now holds an... Wikipedia
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England

Joan Larkin (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-)

Joan Larkin is an American poet and playwright. She was active in the small press lesbian feminist publishing explosion in the 1970s, co-founding the independent publishing company Out & Out Books. She is now in her fourth decade of teaching writing. Her brother is the science fiction writer Donald Moffitt. Wikipedia
Massachusetts, United States
Denise LaSalle

Denise LaSalle (July 16, 1939-)

Ora Denise Allen, known by the stage name Denise LaSalle, is an American blues and R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and record producer. Wikipedia
Humphreys County, Mississippi, United States

Dennis Lee (author) (August 31, 1939-)

Dennis Beynon Lee, OC, MA is a Canadian poet, teacher, editor, and critic born in Toronto, Ontario. He is also a children's writer, well known for his book of children's rhymes, 'Alligator Pie'. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jean-Marie Lehn

Jean-Marie Lehn (September 30, 1939-)

Jean-Marie Lehn is a French chemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Donald Cram and Charles Pedersen in 1987 for his synthesis of cryptands. Lehn was an early innovator in the field of supramolecular chemistry, i.e., the chemistry of host-guest molecular assemblies created by intermolecular interactions, and continues to... Wikipedia
Rosheim, France
Barbara Liskov

Barbara Liskov (November 7, 1939-)

Barbara Liskov is an American computer scientist who is an institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ford Professor of Engineering in its School of Engineering's electrical engineering and computer science department. Wikipedia
Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little (June 1, 1939-October 22, 1992)

Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. Little began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of 'Purlie' for which he earned both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award. In 1972, Little starred as the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom 'Temperatures Rising.' Two... Wikipedia
Chickasha, Oklahoma
Sherman Oaks, California
Michael Longley

Michael Longley (July 27, 1939-)

Michael Longley, CBE is a poet from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Wikipedia
Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw (April 1, 1939-)

Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw is an American actress. She first gained attention with her role in 'Goodbye, Columbus' in 1969, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She reached international fame in 1970's 'Love Story', for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award... Wikipedia
Pound Ridge, New York, U.S.
Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen (May 25, 1939-)

Sir Ian Murray McKellen is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Award nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award... Wikipedia
Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Claudio Magris

Claudio Magris (April 10, 1939-)

Claudio Magris is an Italian scholar, translator and writer. Wikipedia
Trieste, Italy
Balu Mahendra

Balu Mahendra (May 20, 1939-February 13, 2014)

Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran, commonly known as Balu Mahendra, was a cinematographer, director, screenwriter and film editor, who worked in various Indian film industries, primarily in Tamil cinema. Born into a Sri Lankan Tamil household, Mahendra developed a passion towards photography and literature at a young age. He was drawn towards... Wikipedia
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Barry Mann

Barry Mann (February 9, 1939-)

Barry Mann is an American songwriter, and part of a successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil. The couple married in August 1961. They have one daughter, Dr. Jenn Berman. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

Janis Martin (soprano) (August 16, 1939-December 13, 2014)

Janis Martin was an American opera singer who sang leading roles first as a mezzo-soprano and later as a soprano in opera houses throughout Europe and the United States. She was particularly known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and sang at the Bayreuth Festival from 1968 to 1997. Wikipedia
Sacramento, California, U.S.
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

Leotis Martin (March 10, 1939-November 20, 1995)

Leotis Martin was an American boxer, the first ever NABF heavyweight champion and best known for his victory over former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. Martin was a good puncher and a fairly skilled heavyweight who fought from 1962 to 1969. He compiled a record of 31 wins and 5 losses and in 2003 was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100... Wikipedia
Helena, Arkansas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dal Maxvill (February 18, 1939-)

Charles Dallan Maxvill is a former shortstop, coach and general manager in Major League Baseball. During his career, Maxvill played, coached, or was an executive for four World Series winners and seven league champions. A graduate of St. Louis' Washington University, he earned a degree in electrical engineering. Maxvill signed his first... Wikipedia
Granite City, Illinois

Peter Mayle (June 14, 1939-)

Peter Mayle is a British author famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France. Wikipedia
Brighton, Sussex, England, UK
Russell Means

Russell Means (November 10, 1939-October 22, 2012)

Russell Charles Means was an American Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people and libertarian political activist. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage. Wikipedia
Wanblee, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Porcupine, South Dakota, United States

Pierre Mertens (October 9, 1939-)

Pierre Mertens is a Belgian French-speaking writer and lawyer who specializes in international law, director of the Centre de sociologie de la littérature at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and literary critic with the newspaper 'Le Soir'. Wikipedia
Boitsfort, Belgium
George Michael (sportscaster)

George Michael (sportscaster) (March 24, 1939-December 24, 2009)

George Michael was an American broadcaster best known nationally for 'The George Michael Sports Machine', his long-running sports highlights television program. Originally named 'George Michael's Sports Final' when it began as a local show in Washington, D.C. in 1980, it was nationally syndicated by NBC from 1984 until its final installment was... Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
Washington, D.C.
Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo (January 10, 1939-February 12, 1976)

Salvatore "Sal" Mineo, Jr., was an American film and theatre actor, best known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film 'Rebel Without a Cause'. He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his roles in 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'Exodus'. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, USA
West Hollywood, California, USA
Larry Mitchell (author)

Larry Mitchell (author) (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-2012)

Larry Mitchell was an American author and publisher. He was the founder of Calamus Books - an early small press devoted to gay male literature - and the author of fiction dealing with the gay male experience in New York City during the 1970s and 1980s. Wikipedia
Muncie, Indiana
Ithaca, New York
Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock (December 18, 1939-)

Michael John Moorcock is an English writer, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels. He is best known for his novels about the character Elric of Melniboné, a seminal influence on the field of fantasy in the 1960s and 1970s. Wikipedia
London, England
Dale T. Mortensen

Dale T. Mortensen (February 2, 1939-January 9, 2014)

Dale Thomas Mortensen was an American economist. He received his B.A. in economics from Willamette University and his PhD in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Born in Enterprise, Oregon, he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He had been on the faculty of Northwestern University since 1965 and a professor of Managerial Economics... Wikipedia
Enterprise, Oregon, USA
Wilmette, Illinois

Sheila Nevins (April 6, 1939-)

Sheila Nevins is an American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films. She has produced hundreds of documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking. She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 59 Emmy Awards, 31 Peabody Awards, and 21 Academy Awards. She has won 27... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York
Phil Niekro

Phil Niekro (April 1, 1939-)

Philip Henry "Phil" Niekro, nicknamed "Knucksie", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. Niekro's 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and he ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list. He also won the National League Gold Glove Award five times. Niekro pitched for... Wikipedia
Blaine, Ohio
Jan Nowicki

Jan Nowicki (November 5, 1939-)

Jan Nowicki is a Polish actor. He has appeared in 90 films and television episodes since 1967. Wikipedia
Kowal, Poland
Elena Obraztsova

Elena Obraztsova (July 7, 1939-January 12, 2015)

Elena Vasiliyevna Obraztsova was a Russian mezzo-soprano. Wikipedia
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Jack O'Brien (director) (June 18, 1939-)

Jack O'Brien is an American director, producer, writer and lyricist. He served as the Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California from 1981 through the end of 2007. Wikipedia
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Adam Osborne

Adam Osborne (March 6, 1939-March 18, 2003)

Adam Osborne was a Thailand-born British-American author, book and software publisher, and computer designer who founded several companies in the United States and elsewhere. Wikipedia
Bangkok, Thailand
Kodaikanal, India
Amos Oz

Amos Oz (May 4, 1939-)

Amos Oz is an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual. He is also a professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba. He is regarded as Israel's most famous living author. Wikipedia
Jerusalem, Israel

Wes Parker (November 13, 1939-)

Maurice Wesley Parker III is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from to . He also played one season in Japan for the Nankai Hawks in . Wikipedia
Evanston, Illinois
Gary S. Paxton

Gary S. Paxton (May 18, 1939-)

Gary Sanford Paxton is an American record producer, and a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning songwriter and recording artist. Wikipedia
Coffeyville, Kansas United States
Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar (October 8, 1939-July 12, 2010)

Harvey Lawrence Pekar was an American underground comic book writer, music critic, and media personality, best known for his autobiographical 'American Splendor' comic series. In 2003, the series inspired a well-received film adaptation of the same name. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Cleveland Heights, Ohio,
Mary Peters (athlete)

Mary Peters (athlete) (July 6, 1939-)

Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters is a former British athlete, best known as a competitor in the pentathlon and shot put. Wikipedia
Halewood, Lancashire
Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Letty Cottin Pogrebin (June 9, 1939-)

Loretta "Letty" Cottin Pogrebin is an American author, journalist, lecturer, and social activist. She earned a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in English and American literature, and worked for the publishing company Bernard Geis Associates as their director of publicity and later their vice president. She also wrote a column for 'Ladies... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
Anna Polony

Anna Polony (January 21, 1939-)

Anna Polony is a Polish theatre and film actress. Later into her career she has also been active as a theatre director. Wikipedia
Lucia Popp

Lucia Popp (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-1993)

Lucia Popp was a Slovak operatic soprano. She began her career as a soubrette soprano, and later moved into the light-lyric and lyric coloratura soprano repertoire and then the lighter Richard Strauss and Wagner operas. Her career included performances at Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Popp was also a... Wikipedia
Záhorská Ves, Slovak State

Jane Bryant Quinn (February 5, 1939-)

Jane Bryant Quinn is an American financial journalist. She is one of the nation's leading commentators on personal finance. Her policy columns have addressed matters of top concern to citizens, including investor protection, health insurance, Social Security, and the sufficiency of retirement plans. Wikipedia
Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin (October 31, 1939-)

Ron Rifkin is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Arvin Sloane on the spy drama 'Alias' and as Saul Holden on the American family drama 'Brothers & Sisters'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Max Robinson

Max Robinson (May 1, 1939-December 20, 1988)

Maxie Cleveland "Max" Robinson, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, and 'ABC News World News Tonight' co-anchor. He was the first African-American broadcast network news anchor in the United States and one of the first television journalists to die of AIDS. He was a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists. Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.

Salomé (singer) (June 21, 1939-)

Salomé, born Maria Rosa Marco Poquet, is a female Spanish singer. Wikipedia
Michael Schwerner

Michael Schwerner (November 6, 1939-June 21, 1964)

Michael Henry Schwerner, was one of three Congress of Racial Equality field workers killed in Philadelphia, Mississippi, by the Ku Klux Klan in response to their civil rights work, which included promoting voting registration among Mississippi African Americans. He is portrayed in the film 'Mississippi Burning' by actor Geoffrey Nauftts who is... Wikipedia
Mississippi, U.S.
Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka (March 13, 1939-)

Neil Sedaka is an American pop/rock singer, pianist, and composer. His career has spanned nearly 55 years, during which time he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and other artists, collaborating mostly with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody. Wikipedia
Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky

Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky (April 25, 1939-)

Robert Jacob Alexander, Baron Skidelsky, FBA, D.Phil, is a British economic historian of Russian origin and the author of a major, award-winning, three-volume biography of British economist John Maynard Keynes. He read history at Jesus College, Oxford and is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy in the University of Warwick, England. Wikipedia
Harbin, China
Dick Smothers

Dick Smothers (November 20, 1939-)

Richard Remick "Dick" Smothers is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician. He is best known for being half of the musical comedy team the Smothers Brothers, with his older brother Tom. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Göran Sonnevi

Göran Sonnevi (October 3, 1939-)

Göran Sonnevi is a Swedish poet and translator. Sonnevi grew up in Halmstad; he studied literature and linguistics at the University of Lund, also getting librarian training. For many years he has lived in Järfälla outside Stockholm. Wikipedia
Lund, Sweden

Marta Sosińska (October 4, 1939-)

Marta Sosińska-Janczewska is a Polish classical pianist. Wikipedia
Phil Spector

Phil Spector (December 26, 1939-)

Phillip Harvey Spector is an American record producer, songwriter, and the originator of the Wall of Sound production method. At the height of his career, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s girl-group sound, and produced more than twenty-five Top 40 hits from 1960 to 1965, writing or co-writing many of them for artists such as the Ronettes and the... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield (April 16, 1939-March 2, 1999)

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien [note 1] OBE, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female... Wikipedia
West Hampstead, London, England
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples (July 10, 1939-)

Mavis Staples is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist. She recorded and performed with her family's band The Staple Singers, and also as a solo artist. Wikipedia
Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens (January 24, 1939-)

Harold Ray Ragsdale, known professionally as Ray Stevens, is an American country and pop singer-songwriter and comedian. Wikipedia
Clarkdale, Georgia, United States

Robert Swindells (March 20, 1939-)

Robert E. Swindells is an English author of children's and young-adult fiction. Wikipedia
Richard A. Tapia

Richard A. Tapia (March 25, 1939-)

Richard Alfred Tapia is a renowned American mathematician and champion of under-represented minorities in the sciences. In recognition of his broad contributions, in 2005, Tapia was named "University Professor" at Rice University in Houston, Texas, the University's highest academic title. The honor has been bestowed on only six professors in Rice's... Wikipedia
Los Angeles

Jay Tarses (July 3, 1939-)

Michael Jay Tarses is an American television comedy writer and producer. He created and produced 'The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd' and 'The Slap Maxwell Story', co-created 'Buffalo Bill', and was an executive producer for 'The Bob Newhart Show'. His daughter is Jamie Tarses, former ABC Entertainment chief and current partner in the Pariah... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Robert Teeter (February 5, 1939-June 13, 2004)

Robert M. Teeter was an American Republican pollster and political campaign strategist. Wikipedia
Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin (September 1, 1939-)

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a stand-up comedienne and became a featured performer on television's 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Susumu Tonegawa

Susumu Tonegawa (September 6, 1939-)

Susumu Tonegawa is a Japanese scientist who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987 for his discovery of the genetic mechanism that produces antibody diversity. Although he won the Nobel Prize for his work in immunology, Tonegawa is a molecular biologist by training. In his later years, he has turned his attention to the molecular... Wikipedia
Nagoya, Japan
Lee Trevino

Lee Trevino (December 1, 1939-)

Lee Buck Trevino is a Mexican American professional golfer who won six major championships over the course of his career. He is one of only four players to twice win the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. The only major that has eluded him is the Masters Tournament. He is an icon for Mexican Americans, and is often referred... Wikipedia
Dallas, Texas
Herb Trimpe

Herb Trimpe (May 26, 1939-April 13, 2015)

Herbert William "Herb" Trimpe was an American comic book artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on 'The Incredible Hulk' and as the first artist to draw for publication the character Wolverine, who later became a breakout star of the X-Men. Wikipedia
Peekskill, New York

Daniel C. Tsui (February 28, 1939-)

Daniel Chee Tsui is a Chinese-born American physicist whose areas of research included electrical properties of thin films and microstructures of semiconductors and solid-state physics. He was previously the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and adjunct senior research scientist in the Department of... Wikipedia
Henan, China
Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune (February 28, 1939-)

Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won ten Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts. Wikipedia
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Tina Turner

Tina Turner (November 26, 1939-)

Anna Mae Bullock, better known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, she is now a Swiss citizen. Wikipedia
Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S.A
Al Unser

Al Unser (May 29, 1939-)

Alfred "Al" Unser is an American automobile racing driver, the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser, and father of Al Unser, Jr.. Now retired, he is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, the fourth of five to have won the race in consecutive years, and won in American Championship... Wikipedia
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Harold E. Varmus

Harold E. Varmus (December 18, 1939-)

Harold Eliot Varmus is an American Nobel Prize-winning scientist and the 14th Director of the National Cancer Institute, a post he was appointed to by President Barack Obama. He was a co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. Wikipedia
Oceanside, New York
Zoilo Versalles

Zoilo Versalles (December 18, 1939-June 9, 1995)

Zoilo Casanova Versalles Rodriguez, nicknamed "Zorro", was a Cuban shortstop in Major League Baseball, who was considered a solid leadoff man, and a good baserunner whose speed helped him to cover a huge area at shortstop. He was the spark plug who led the 1965 Minnesota Twins to their first World Series, a year in which he also won the American... Wikipedia
Vedado, Cuba
Bloomington, Minnesota
Jan Erik Vold

Jan Erik Vold (October 18, 1939-)

Jan Erik Vold is a Norwegian lyric poet, Jazz vocal reciter, translator and author. He was a core member of the so-called "'Profil' generation", the circle attached to the literary magazine 'Profil'. Throughout his career as an artist, he has had the ability to reach the public, both with his poetry and his political views. He has contributed... Wikipedia

Eric Weissberg (August 16, 1939-)

Eric Weissberg is an American singer, banjo player and multi-instrumentalist, best known for playing solo in "Dueling Banjos," featured as the theme of the movie 'Deliverance' and released as a single that reached number 1 in 1973 in the United States and Canada. Wikipedia
George M. Whitesides

George M. Whitesides (August 3, 1939-)

George M. Whitesides is an American chemist and professor of chemistry at Harvard University. He is best known for his work in the areas of NMR spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, microfabrication, microfluidics, and nanotechnology. A prolific author and patent holder who has received many awards, he... Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

Kathy Whitworth (September 27, 1939-)

Kathrynne Ann Whitworth is an American professional golfer. Throughout her playing career she won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else has won on either the LPGA Tour or the PGA Tour. In 1981 she became the first woman to reach career earnings of $1 million on the LPGA Tour. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Monahans, Texas, U.S.
Don Williams

Don Williams (May 27, 1939-)

Don Williams, is an American country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He grew up in Portland, Texas, and graduated in 1958 from Gregory-Portland High School. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 No. 1 Country &... Wikipedia
Floydada, Texas, United States
Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield (May 22, 1939-March 7, 2004)

Paul Edward Winfield was an American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film 'Sounder', which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1978 television miniseries 'King',... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough (March 27, 1939-)

William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough, is a farmer, businessman and former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and owner. He is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships. He was the second NASCAR driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Wikipedia
Timmonsville, South Carolina

Jonathan Yardley (<a href="/born/year/1939" title="Celebrities Born in 1939">1939</a>-)

Jonathan Yardley was a book critic at 'The Washington Post', and at one time of the 'Washington Star'. In 1981 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Wikipedia
Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski (August 22, 1939-)

Carl Michael Yastrzemski is a former American Major League Baseball left fielder and first baseman. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox. He was primarily a left fielder, with part of his later career played at first base and as a designated hitter. He is... Wikipedia
Southampton, New York
Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen (February 11, 1939-)

Jane Hyatt Yolen is an American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children's books. She is the author or editor of more than 280 books, of which the best known is 'The Devil's Arithmetic', a Holocaust novella. Her other works include the Nebula Award-winning short story 'Sister Emily's Lightship', the novelette 'Lost Girls', 'Owl Moon', 'The... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Ada Yonath

Ada Yonath (June 22, 1939-)

Ada E. Yonath is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2009, she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan... Wikipedia
Vladimir E. Zakharov

Vladimir E. Zakharov (August 1, 1939-)

Vladimir Evgen'evich Zakharov is a Soviet and Russian mathematician and physicist. He is currently Regents' Professor of mathematics at The University of Arizona and director of the Mathematical Physics Sector at the Lebedev Physical Institute. Zakharov's research interests cover physical aspects of nonlinear wave theory in plasmas, hydrodynamics,... Wikipedia
Kazan, USSR
Richard Zare

Richard Zare (November 19, 1939-)

Richard Neil Zare is a Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. His professional specialty is physical chemistry. Throughout his career, Zare has made a considerable impact on the field of physical chemistry. He has mentored over 150 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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