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George Akerlof

George Akerlof (June 17, 1940-)

George Arthur Akerlof is an American economist and University Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. He won the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Previously he was Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut
John Alderton

John Alderton (November 27, 1940-)

John Alderton is an English actor who is best known for his roles in 'Upstairs, Downstairs', 'Thomas & Sarah', 'Little Miss', 'Please Sir!', and 'Fireman Sam'. Alderton has often starred alongside his wife, Pauline Collins. Wikipedia
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

Gene Alley (July 10, 1940-)

Leonard Eugene Alley is a former professional baseball player. He spent his entire Major League Baseball career as a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia
Walter Alvarez

Walter Alvarez (October 3, 1940-)

:'For his grandfather, the American doctor, see Walter C. Alvarez.' Walter Alvarez is a professor in the Earth and Planetary Science department at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most widely known for the theory that dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid impact, developed in collaboration with his father, Nobel Prize winning physicist... Wikipedia
Berkeley, CA
Barbara Amiel

Barbara Amiel (December 4, 1940-)

Barbara Joan Estelle Amiel, Baroness Black of Crossharbour is a British journalist, writer, and socialite. She is the wife of former media baron Conrad Black. Wikipedia
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti (February 28, 1940-)

Mario Gabriele Andretti is a retired Italian American world champion racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to win races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR. He also won races in midget cars, and sprint cars. Wikipedia
Montona d'Istria, Italy
Óscar Arias

Óscar Arias (September 13, 1940-)

Óscar Arias Sánchez was President of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2010. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts to end the Central American crisis. Wikipedia
Heredia, Costa Rica
René Auberjonois

René Auberjonois (June 1, 1940-)

René Murat Auberjonois is an American actor. He is known for portraying Father Mulcahy in the film version of 'M*A*S*H', Chef Louis in 'The Little Mermaid', and for originating a number of characters in long-running television series, including Clayton Endicott III on 'Benson', Odo on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine', and Paul Lewiston on 'Boston... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States

Tony Barber (March 28, 1940-)

Anthony Louis "Tony" Barber AM is an English-born Australian television game show host. Wikipedia
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Gary Bartz

Gary Bartz (September 26, 1940-)

Gary Bartz is an American alto and soprano saxophonist and clarinetist. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Glenn Beckert

Glenn Beckert (October 12, 1940-)

Glenn Alfred Beckert is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League as a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs for nine seasons from to before ending his career with the San Diego Padres in . Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tobias Berggren (<a href="/born/year/1940" title="Celebrities Born in 1940">1940</a>-)

Tobias Berggren is a Swedish poet. He made his literary debut in 1969. Among his later collections are 'Namn och grus' from 1973 and 'Fält og legender' from 1997. He was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 1992. Wikipedia
Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci (March 16, 1940-)

Bernardo Bertolucci is an Italian film director and screenwriter, whose films include 'The Conformist', 'Last Tango in Paris', '1900', 'The Last Emperor', 'The Sheltering Sky' and 'The Dreamers'. In recognition of his work, he was presented with the inaugural Honorary Palme d'Or Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Wikipedia
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Frida Boccara

Frida Boccara (October 29, 1940-August 1, 1996)

Frida Boccara was a French singer. Wikipedia
Casablanca, Morocco
Paris, France
Julian Bond

Julian Bond (January 14, 1940-)

Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, is an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Wikipedia
Nashville, Tennessee
James Brady

James Brady (August 29, 1940-August 4, 2014)

James Scott "Jim" "Bear" Brady was an assistant to the U.S. President and White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan. After nearly being killed and becoming permanently disabled as a result of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981, Brady became an ardent supporter of gun control. Wikipedia
Centralia, Illinois, United States
Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Erna Brodber (April 20, 1940-)

Erna Brodber is a Jamaican writer, sociologist and social activist. Wikipedia
Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky (May 24, 1940-January 28, 1996)

Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky was a Russian poet and essayist. Wikipedia
Leningrad, Russia, USSR
New York City, New York, USA
Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw (February 6, 1940-)

Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of 'NBC Nightly News' from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of 'The Greatest Generation' and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: 'The Today... Wikipedia
Webster, South Dakota, U.S.
James Brolin

James Brolin (July 18, 1940-)

James Brolin is an American actor, producer and director, best known for his roles in film and television, including sitcoms and soap operas. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin and husband of singer/actress Barbra Streisand. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks (May 9, 1940-)

James Lawrence "Jim" Brooks is an American director, producer and screenwriter. Growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. After dropping out of New York University, he got a job as an usher at CBS, going on to write for the CBS News broadcasts. He moved to Los Angeles... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
David Broome

David Broome (March 1, 1940-)

David McPherson Broome CBE is a retired Welsh show jumping champion. Wikipedia
Larry Brown (basketball)

Larry Brown (basketball) (September 14, 1940-)

Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown is an American basketball coach, who is currently the head coach at Southern Methodist University. Before coaching, Brown played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and professionally in the American Basketball Association. He has been a college and professional basketball coach since 1972. He has won over... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940-October 10, 2010)

Solomon Burke was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues. He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Schiphol, Netherlands
Angela Carter

Angela Carter (October 2, 1940-February 16, 1992)

Angela Carter was an English novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works. In 2008, 'The Times' ranked Carter tenth in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In 2012, 'Nights at the Circus' was selected as the best ever winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Born Angela Olive... Wikipedia
Eastbourne, England, UK
London, England, UK
Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin (May 13, 1940-January 18, 1989)

Charles Bruce Chatwin was an English writer whose best known works are 'In Patagonia' and 'The Songlines'. Although he was often referred to as a travel writer, a term he eschewed, Chatwin was also a novelist and a journalist who interviewed figures such as Indira Gandhi and André Malraux. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel... Wikipedia
near Sheffield, England
Nice, France
Richard Chew

Richard Chew (June 28, 1940-)

Richard Franklin Chew is an American film editor, producer, and cinematographer, best known for his Academy Award-winning work on 'Star Wars', alongside Paul Hirsch and Marcia Lucas. Other notable films include 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', 'Risky Business', 'Waiting to Exhale', 'That Thing You Do!', and 'I Am Sam'. His career as an editor and... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, CA
Julie Christie

Julie Christie (April 14, 1940-)

Julie Frances Christie is a British actress. A pop icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s, she has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Wikipedia
Chabua, Assam, British India
Jean Clair

Jean Clair (October 20, 1940-)

Jean Clair is the 'nom de plume' of Gérard Régnier. Clair is an essayist, a polemicist, an art historian, an art conservator, and a member of the Académie française since May, 2008. He was, for many years, the director of the Picasso Museum in Paris. Among the milestones of his long and productive career is a comprehensive catalog of the works of... Wikipedia
Paris, France
J. M. Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee (February 9, 1940-)

John Maxwell "J. M." Coetzee is a South African novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He relocated to Australia in 2002 and lives in Adelaide. He became an Australian citizen in 2006. Wikipedia
Cape Town, South Africa
Pauline Collins

Pauline Collins (September 3, 1940-)

Pauline Collins is an English actress of the stage, television, and film. She first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in 'Upstairs, Downstairs' and its spin-off 'Thomas & Sarah' during the 1970s. She later drew acclaim for playing the title role in the play 'Shirley Valentine' for which she received Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk... Wikipedia
Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Pierre Combescot (January 9, 1940-)

Pierre Combescot is a French journalist and writer. He works for the 'Canard Enchaîné', under the pseudonym Luke Décygnes. He is also a columnist in 'Paris Match'. Wikipedia

John Connell (June 25, 1940-September 27, 2009)

John Connell was an American artist. His works included sculpture, painting, drawing, and writing. Wikipedia
Laila Dalseth

Laila Dalseth (November 6, 1940-)

Laila Dalseth is a Norwegian jazz singer, married to the jazz saxophonist Theodor "Totti" Bergh, known for numerous recordings and international cooperation and regarded as one of the leading Norwegian Jazz singers. Wikipedia
Bergen, Norway

Emma Darcy (November 28, 1940-)

Emma Darcy is the pseudonym used by the Australian husband–wife writing team of Wendy Brennan and Frank Brennan, they wrote in collaboration over 45 romance novels. In 1993, for the Emma Darcy pseudonym's 10th anniversary, they created the "Emma Darcy Award Contest" to encourage authors to finish their manuscripts. After the death of Frank Brennan... Wikipedia
Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma (September 11, 1940-)

Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Régis Debray

Régis Debray (September 2, 1940-)

Jules Régis Debray is a French philosopher, journalist, former government official and academic. He is known for his theorization of mediology — a critical theory of the long-term transmission of cultural meaning in human society — and for fighting with Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara and advancing Salvador Allende's "Marxist" régime. Wikipedia

Nicola Di Bari (September 29, 1940-)

Nicola Di Bari, born Michele Scommegna on 29 September 1940, is an Italian singer, composer and actor. He is considered one of the "sacred monsters" of Italian pop music. Wikipedia
Zapponeta, Italy
Peter Diamond

Peter Diamond (April 29, 1940-)

Peter Arthur Diamond is an American economist known for his analysis of U.S. Social Security policy and his work as an advisor to the Advisory Council on Social Security in the late 1980s and 1990s. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010, along with Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides. He is an Institute... Wikipedia
New York, New York

Peter C. Doherty (October 15, 1940-)

Peter Charles Doherty AC is an Australian veterinary surgeon and researcher in the field of medicine. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with Rolf M. Zinkernagel in 1996 and was named Australian of the Year in 1997. In the Australia Day Honours of 1997, he was... Wikipedia

Deanna Dunagan (May 25, 1940-)

Deanna Dunagan is a Chicago-based American actress. Although Dunagan has appeared on television and in films, she is most admired for her work as a stage actress. She is best known for her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Violet Weston in Tracy Letts' 'August: Osage County'. Wikipedia
Monahans, Texas, U.S.
Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer (May 10, 1940-)

Wayne Walter Dyer is an American self-help author and motivational speaker. His first book 'Your Erroneous Zones' is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan USA
Richard Edlund

Richard Edlund (December 6, 1940-)

Richard Edlund, A.S.C. is a multi-Academy Award-winning US special effects cinematographer. Wikipedia
Fargo, North Dakota

Shirley Englehorn (December 12, 1940-)

Shirley Ruth Englehorn is an American former professional golfer. She won 11 tournaments during her LPGA Tour career, including one major, the 1970 LPGA Championship. Wikipedia
Caldwell, Idaho
Annie Ernaux

Annie Ernaux (September 1, 1940-)

Annie Ernaux is a French writer. Wikipedia
Oscar Espinosa Chepe

Oscar Espinosa Chepe (November 29, 1940-September 23, 2013)

Óscar Manuel Espinosa Chepe was a Cuban economist and dissident. He was one of approximately 75 dissidents arrested, tried and convicted in 2003 as part of a crackdown by the Cuban government nicknamed the "Black Spring". He was given a twenty-year sentence on a charge of "activities against the integrity and sovereignty of the State", causing...
Cienfuegos, Cuba
Cercedilla, Spain
Tom Eyen

Tom Eyen (August 14, 1940-May 26, 1991)

Tom Eyen was an American playwright, lyricist, television writer and theatre director. Wikipedia
Vicente Fernández

Vicente Fernández (February 17, 1940-)

Vicente "Chente" Fernández Gómez is a Mexican recording singer, actor, and film producer. Nicknamed as "'El Rey de la Cancion Ranchera'" throughout the Hispanosphere, Fernández started his career singing for tips on the street, and has since become a cultural icon, recording more than 50 albums and contributing to more than 30 films. He is the... Wikipedia
Jalisco, Mexico
Frances FitzGerald (journalist)

Frances FitzGerald (journalist) (October 21, 1940-)

Frances FitzGerald is an American journalist and historian, who is primarily known for 'Fire in the Lake', an acclaimed journalistic account of the Vietnam War. Wikipedia

Ken Flaton (June 28, 1940-November 7, 2004)

Ken Flaton was an American professional poker player who was born in New York City, New York and settled in Henderson, Nevada after serving in the US Army. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda (February 23, 1940-)

Peter Henry Fonda is an American actor. He is the son of Henry Fonda, brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda. Fonda is an icon of the counterculture of the 1960s. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Charles Fox (composer) (October 30, 1940-)

Charles Ira Fox is an American composer for film and television. His most heard compositions are probably the "love themes", and the dramatic theme music to ABC's 'Wide World of Sports' and the original 'Monday Night Football', as well as his Grammy winning hit song "Killing Me Softly With His Song". Wikipedia
New York City New York U.S.
Ken Freeman (astronomer)

Ken Freeman (astronomer) (August 27, 1940-)

Kenneth Charles Freeman, FAA, FRS is an Australian astronomer and astrophysicist who is currently Duffield Professor of Astronomy in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Mount Stromlo Observatory of the Australian National University in Canberra. He was born in Perth, Australia in 1940, studied mathematics and physics at the... Wikipedia
Perth, Australia
Alexei Fridman

Alexei Fridman (February 17, 1940-October 29, 2010)

Alexey Maksimovich Fridman was a Soviet physicist specializing in astrophysics, physics of gravitating systems and plasma physics. He discovered new types of instabilities in gravitating media, created the theory of planetary rings and predicted the existence of small Uranus satellites that were later discovered. He also developed hydrodynamic... Wikipedia
Moscow, USSR
Jerusalem, Israel
Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon (October 19, 1940-)

Sir Michael John Gambon is an Irish-born English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. Gambon has played Philip Marlow in the BBC television serial 'The Singing Detective', Jules Maigret in the 1990s ITV serial 'Maigret', and Professor Albus Dumbledore in the remaining six 'Harry Potter' films after the death of actor Richard... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland

Sid Ganis (January 8, 1940-)

Sidney Ganis is an American motion picture executive and producer who has produced such films as 'Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo', 'Big Daddy', 'Mr. Deeds', 'The Master of Disguise' and 'Akeelah and the Bee'. On August 23, 2005 he was elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and now serves as the First Vice President. He... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Gao Xingjian

Gao Xingjian (January 4, 1940-)

Gao Xingjian is a Chinese émigré novelist, playwright, and critic who in 2000 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature “for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity.” He is also a noted translator, screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter. In 1998, Gao was granted French citizenship. Wikipedia
Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
Ina May Gaskin

Ina May Gaskin (<a href="/born/year/1940" title="Celebrities Born in 1940">1940</a>-)

Ina May Gaskin, CPM has been described as "the mother of authentic midwifery." Wikipedia
Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs (November 25, 1940-)

Joe Jackson Gibbs is a former American football coach, NASCAR Championship team owner, and two time NHRA team owner. He was the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington Redskins. Well known for his long hours and work ethic, Gibbs constructed what Steve Sabol has called, "The most diverse dynasty in NFL history," building... Wikipedia
Mocksville, North Carolina

Bernd Giese (June 2, 1940-)

Bernd Giese is a guest professor in chemistry at the University of Fribourg in Fribourg, Switzerland who specializes in the bio-organic chemistry and synthesis of radicals in biological systems. Wikipedia
Hamburg, Germany
Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto (March 29, 1940-)

Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She is best known for her performance of the Grammy Award-winning song "The Girl from Ipanema". Wikipedia
Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam (November 22, 1940-)

Terence Vance "Terry" Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Wikipedia
Medicine Lake, Minnesota, US
Joseph L. Goldstein

Joseph L. Goldstein (April 18, 1940-)

Joseph Leonard Goldstein received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985, along with fellow University of Texas researcher, Michael Brown, for their studies regarding cholesterol. They discovered that "human cells have low-density lipoprotein receptors that remove cholesterol from the blood" and that when "LDL receptors are not present... Wikipedia
Kingstree, South Carolina
John Gotti

John Gotti (October 27, 1940-June 10, 2002)

John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was an American mobster who became the Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Operating out of the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the crime family's biggest earners and a... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton (April 24, 1940-)

Sue Taylor Grafton is a contemporary American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the 'alphabet series' featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The daughter of detective novelist C. W. Grafton, she has said the strongest influence on her crime novels is author Ross... Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Judy Grahn (July 28, 1940-)

Judy Rae Grahn is an American poet. Grahn's work focuses on the feminist and lesbian experience. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Kay Griffel (December 26, 1940-)

Kay Griffel is an American operatic spinto soprano. Wikipedia
Eldora, Iowa, United States

Richard Halsey (<a href="/born/year/1940" title="Celebrities Born in 1940">1940</a>-)

Richard Halsey is an American film editor with more than 60 credits from 1970 onwards. An alumnus of Hollywood High School, he won an Academy Award for Best Film Editing at the 49th Academy Awards for editing 'Rocky' with Scott Conrad and has been nominated for one BAFTA and one Emmy Award. He often works with his wife Colleen and they are credited... Wikipedia
United States
Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock (April 12, 1940-)

Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound. He was one of the first jazz... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
John Havlicek

John Havlicek (April 8, 1940-)

John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons. Wikipedia
Martins Ferry, Ohio
Levon Helm

Levon Helm (May 26, 1940-April 19, 2012)

Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American rock and Americana musician and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for the Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, multi-instrumental ability, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of the Band's recordings, such as "The Weight", "Up on... Wikipedia
Marvell, Arkansas, United States
New York City, United States

Jim Hoagland (January 22, 1940-)

Jim Hoagland is an American journalist and two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. He is an associate editor, senior foreign correspondent, and columnist for 'The Washington Post'. Wikipedia
Paul Hogan

Paul Hogan (October 8, 1940-)

Paul Hogan, AM is an Australian comedian and actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe award for his performance as Michael "Crocodile" Dundee in '"Crocodile" Dundee'. Wikipedia
Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
Bill Hunter (actor)

Bill Hunter (actor) (February 27, 1940-May 21, 2011)

William John "Bill" Hunter was an Australian actor of film, stage and television, who was also prominent as a voice-over artist. He appeared in more than 60 films and won two AFI Awards. He is also a recipient of the Centenary Medal. Wikipedia
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Kew, Victoria, Australia
John Hurt

John Hurt (January 22, 1940-)

Sir John Vincent Hurt is an English actor. Wikipedia
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Mark James (songwriter) (<a href="/born/year/1940" title="Celebrities Born in 1940">1940</a>-)

Mark James is a songwriter, well known for writing hits for singers B.J. Thomas, Brenda Lee, and Elvis Presley, most notably Elvis' last US number one hit single, "Suspicious Minds." Wikipedia
Houston, Texas
Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau (March 12, 1940-)

Alwin "Al" Lopez Jarreau is an American jazz singer. Wikipedia
Robert Jervis

Robert Jervis (<a href="/born/year/1940" title="Celebrities Born in 1940">1940</a>-)

Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University, and has been a member of the faculty since 1980. Jervis was the recipient of the 1990 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Jervis is co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, a series published by... Wikipedia

Bjørn Johansen (musician) (May 23, 1940-May 6, 2002)

Bjørn John Johansen was a Norwegian jazz musician, known from a number of recordings and international cooperation. He has been one of the most influential Norwegian saxophonists of all time and has been the inspiration for a generations of musicians, among them Jan Garbarek. Wikipedia
Fredrikstad, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Dr. John

Dr. John (November 21, 1940-)

Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, better known by the stage name Dr. John, is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, whose music combines blues, pop, jazz as well as zydeco, boogie woogie and rock and roll. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Tom Jones (singer)

Tom Jones (singer) (June 7, 1940-)

Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE, is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then, he has sung nearly every form of popular music — pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul, and gospel — and sold over 100 million records. Wikipedia
Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Brian David Josephson

Brian David Josephson (January 4, 1940-)

Brian David Josephson, FRS is a Welsh physicist. He became a Nobel Prize laureate in 1973 for the prediction of the eponymous Josephson effect. Wikipedia
Cardiff, Wales
Raúl Juliá

Raúl Juliá (March 9, 1940-October 24, 1994)

Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay was a Puerto Rican actor. Born in San Juan, he gained interest in acting while still in school. Upon completing his studies, Juliá decided to pursue a career in acting. After performing locally for some time, he was convinced by entertainment personality Orson Bean to move and work in New York City. Juliá, who had been... Wikipedia
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Manhasset, New York

Hans Kamp (September 5, 1940-)

Johan Anthony Willem Kamp is a Dutch philosopher and linguist, responsible for introducing Discourse Representation Theory in 1981. Wikipedia
Den Burg, Texel, North Holland
Anna Karina

Anna Karina (September 22, 1940-)

Anna Karina is a Danish-French citizen, film actress, director, and screenwriter who has spent most of her working life in France. She is known as a muse of the director Jean-Luc Godard, one of the pioneers of the French New Wave. Her notable collaborations with Godard include 'The Little Soldier', 'A Woman Is a Woman', 'Vivre sa vie', and... Wikipedia
Solbjerg, Denmark
Alan Kay

Alan Kay (<a href="/born/year/1940" title="Celebrities Born in 1940">1940</a>-)

Alan Curtis Kay is an American computer scientist. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Arts. He is best known for his pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design. Wikipedia
Springfield, Massachusetts
Kipchoge Keino

Kipchoge Keino (January 17, 1940-)

Kipchoge Hezekiah "Kip" Keino, chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee, is a retired Kenyan track and field athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Kip Keino was among the first in a long line of successful middle and long distance runners to come from the country and has helped and inspired many of his fellow countrymen and women to become... Wikipedia
Kipsamo, Nandi, Rift Valley, Kenya

Penelope Keith (April 2, 1940-)

Dame Penelope Anne Constance Keith, DBE, DL is an English actress, best known for her roles in the British sitcoms 'The Good Life' and 'To the Manor Born'. Wikipedia
Sutton, Surrey, England, UK
Dave Keon

Dave Keon (March 22, 1940-)

David Michael Keon is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He played professionally from 1960–61 to 1981–82, including 15 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986. Keon was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Wikipedia
Noranda, QC, CAN
Amjad Khan

Amjad Khan (November 12, 1940-July 27, 1992)

Amjad Zakaria Khan was an Indian actor and director. He worked in over 130 films in a career spanning nearly twenty years. He enjoyed popularity for his villainous roles in Hindi films, the most famous being the iconic Gabbar Singh in the 1975 classic 'Sholay' and of Dilawar in 'Muqaddar Ka Sikandar'. Wikipedia
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami (June 22, 1940-)

Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the 'Koker Trilogy', 'Close-Up', 'Taste of Cherry', and 'The Wind Will Carry Us'. In his... Wikipedia
Tehran, Iran
Ian Kiernan

Ian Kiernan (October 4, 1940-)

Ian Bruce Carrick Keirnan AO is an environmentalist and also a builder who organised the 'Clean Up Australia' campaign, and in 1993 a similar 'Clean Up the World' operation which attracted participation from 30 million volunteers in 80 countries. Wikipedia
Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston (October 27, 1940-)

Maxine Hong Kingston is a Chinese American author and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a BA in English in 1962. Kingston has written three novels and several works of non-fiction about the experiences of Chinese immigrants living in the United States. Wikipedia
Stockton, California, United States
Bob Knight

Bob Knight (October 25, 1940-)

Robert Montgomery "Bob" Knight is a retired American basketball coach. Nicknamed "The General", Knight won 902 NCAA Division I men's college basketball games, most all-time at the time of his retirement and currently third all-time behind his former player, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Jim Boeheim of Syracuse. He is most well known as the head coach... Wikipedia
Massillon, Ohio, United States

Stephen Thomas Knight (September 21, 1940-)

Stephen Thomas Knight MA PhD. F.A.H.A., F.E.A. was until September 2011 Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University in the School of English, Communications and Philosophy; and is currently a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow of the University of Melbourne and Honorary Research Professor of English Literature at the University of Melbourne in the... Wikipedia
David H. Koch

David H. Koch (May 3, 1940-)

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He is a co-owner and an executive vice president of Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States. Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas
Saul Kripke

Saul Kripke (November 13, 1940-)

Saul Aaron Kripke is an American philosopher and logician. He is currently McCosh Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Princeton University and teaches as a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. Since the 1960s Kripke has been a central figure in a number of fields related to mathematical logic, philosophy of language,... Wikipedia
Bay Shore, New York
J. M. G. Le Clézio

J. M. G. Le Clézio (April 13, 1940-)

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, usually identified as J. M. G. Le Clézio, is a French-Mauritian writer and professor. The author of over forty works, he was awarded the 1963 Prix Renaudot for his novel 'Le Procès-Verbal', as well as the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature for his life's work, as an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual... Wikipedia
Nice, France
Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940-July 20, 1973)

Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists... Wikipedia
San Francisco, United States
Hong Kong
John Lennon

John Lennon (October 9, 1940-December 8, 1980)

John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. Wikipedia
Liverpool, England
New York City, New York, United States
Alexander Levitzki

Alexander Levitzki (August 13, 1940-)

Alexander Levitzki is an Israeli biochemist who is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Wikipedia
Jerusalem, Palestine
John Lewis (U.S. politician)

John Lewis (U.S. politician) (February 21, 1940-)

John Robert Lewis is an American politician and civil rights leader. He is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. The district includes the northern three-quarters of Atlanta. Wikipedia
Troy, Alabama

Michael Lindsay-Hogg (May 5, 1940-)

Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet is an American television, film, music video, and theater director. Beginning his career in British television, Lindsay-Hogg became a pioneer in music video production, directing promotional films by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Following his work with these bands, he branched out into film and... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Jesús López-Cobos (February 25, 1940-)

Jesús López-Cobos is a Spanish conductor. Wikipedia
Jerry Lucas

Jerry Lucas (March 30, 1940-)

Jerry Ray Lucas is a former basketball player, who is now a memory education expert. In 1996, the NBA's 50th anniversary, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in National Basketball Association history. He was named to 'Sports Illustrated's five-man College All-Century Team in 1999. Wikipedia
Middletown, Ohio
Eldrid Lunden

Eldrid Lunden (October 5, 1940-)

Eldrid Lunden is a Norwegian poet, and Norway's first professor in creative writing, at Telemark University College. She was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 1989, and the Brage Prize honorary award in 2000. Wikipedia
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai (April 1, 1940-September 25, 2011)

Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. Wikipedia
Ihithe village, Nyeri District, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie (March 24, 1940-)

Monterey Park, California
John Mahoney

John Mahoney (June 20, 1940-)

John Mahoney is an English-born American actor. Born in Blackpool, Mahoney started his career on the stage in 1977 and moved into film in 1980. He played Martin Crane in the American sitcom 'Frasier' on NBC from 1993 to 2004. He has also worked as a voice actor, and performed on Broadway and in Chicago theatre. Wikipedia
Bispham, Blackpool, England
Natalia Makarova

Natalia Makarova (November 21, 1940-)

Natalia Romanovna Makarova is a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer. 'The History of Dance', published in 1981, notes that “her performances set standards of artistry and aristocracy of dance which mark her as the finest ballerina of her generation in the West. Wikipedia
Leningrad, USSR (present-day St. Petersburg, Russia)
Chuck Mangione

Chuck Mangione (November 29, 1940-)

Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Toshihide Maskawa

Toshihide Maskawa (February 7, 1940-)

Toshihide Maskawa is a Japanese theoretical physicist known for his work on CP-violation who was awarded one quarter of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature." Wikipedia
Nagoya, Japan

Mark Medoff (March 18, 1940-)

Mark Medoff is an American playwright, screenwriter, film and theatre director, actor, and professor. His play 'Children of a Lesser God' received both the Tony Award and the Olivier Award. He was nominated for an Academy Award and a Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Award for the film script of 'Children of a Lesser God' and for a... Wikipedia
Mount Carmel, Illinois, USA

Kieth Merrill (May 22, 1940-)

Kieth W. Merrill is an American filmmaker who has worked as a writer, director, and producer in the film industry since 1967. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild of America, and received an Academy Award for 'The Great American Cowboy' and a nomination for 'Amazon'. Wikipedia
Stan Mikita

Stan Mikita (May 20, 1940-)

Stanislav "Stan" Mikita, is a Slovak-born Canadian retired professional ice hockey player for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League, generally regarded as the best centre of the 1960s. Wikipedia
Sokolče, Slovak Republic

Victor Miller (writer) (May 14, 1940-)

Victor Miller or Victor B. Miller is an American writer for film and television. Perhaps his best known and most acknowledged work is his script for the first 'Friday the 13th' film, the popularity of which spawned a long series of sequels, none of which has his involvement, though he remains credited for creating the characters of Jason Voorhees... Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana
Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder (April 26, 1940-)

Giovanni Giorgio Moroder is an Italian record producer, songwriter, performer and DJ. Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering synth disco and electronic dance music. Wikipedia
Urtijëi, Italy
Robby Müller

Robby Müller (April 4, 1940-)

Robby Müller is a Dutch cinematographer whose name is most often associated with film director Wim Wenders. Wikipedia
Willemstad, Netherlands
Don Nelson

Don Nelson (May 15, 1940-)

Donald Arvid "Don" Nelson is a former NBA player and head coach. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors. Wikipedia
Muskegon, Michigan
Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson (May 8, 1940-December 31, 1985)

Eric Hilliard Nelson – known as Ricky Nelson, later also as Rick Nelson – was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet', as well as co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks's western feature film, 'Rio Bravo'. He placed... Wikipedia
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
De Kalb, Texas, U.S.

Joan Nestle (May 12, 1940-)

Joan Nestle is a Lambda Award winning writer and editor and the co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives. She is openly gay and sees her work of archiving history as critical to her identity as "a woman, as a lesbian, and as a Jew." Wikipedia

Roger Newman (August 31, 1940-March 4, 2010)

Roger Newman was a British born-American soap opera actor and writer. He was born in London, England, and died in New York City, New York. Wikipedia
London England
New York City, New York
Haing S. Ngor

Haing S. Ngor (March 22, 1940-February 25, 1996)

Haing Somnang Ngor was a Cambodian American physician, actor, and author who is best known for winning the 1985 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his debut performance in the movie 'The Killing Fields', in which he portrayed Cambodian journalist and refugee Dith Pran. He was also the first ever male Asian actor to win an Oscar for a... Wikipedia
Samrong Yong, Cambodia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus (January 21, 1940-)

Jack William Nicklaus, nicknamed "The Golden Bear", is an American professional golfer. He is widely regarded as the most accomplished professional golfer of all time, winning a total of 18 career major championships, while producing 19 second place and 9 third place finishes in them, over a span of 25 years. Nicklaus focused on the major... Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio
Govind Nihalani

Govind Nihalani (December 19, 1940-)

Govind Nihalani is an Indian film director, cinematographer, screenwriter and producer, known for his works in Hindi cinema. He has been the recipient of six National Film Awards, and five bollywood Filmfare Awards. In 1996, He script for 'Drohkaal' was adapted by Kamal Hassan for its Tamil remake, 'Kuruthipunal' which subsequently became India's... Wikipedia
Karachi, British India

Mike Nock (September 27, 1940-)

Michael Anthony Nock is a New Zealand jazz pianist, currently based in Australia. Wikipedia
Christchurch New Zealand
Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris (March 10, 1940-)

Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Wikipedia
Ryan, Oklahoma

Nuala O'Faolain (March 1, 1940-May 9, 2008)

Nuala O'Faolain was an Irish journalist, TV producer, book reviewer, teacher and writer. She became well known after the publication of her memoirs 'Are You Somebody?' and 'Almost There'. She went on to write a biography of Irish criminal Chicago May and two novels. Wikipedia
Clontarf, Dublin
Einar Økland

Einar Økland (<a href="/born/year/1940" title="Celebrities Born in 1940">1940</a>-)

Einar Økland is a Norwegian poet, playwright, essayist and children's writer. Wikipedia

Yambo Ouologuem (August 22, 1940-)

Yambo Ouologuem is a Malian writer. His first novel, 'Le Devoir de Violence', won the Prix Renaudot. He later published 'Lettre à la France nègre', and 'Les mille et une bibles du sexe' under the pseudonym Utto Rodolph. 'Le Devoir de Violence' was initially well-received, but critics later charged that Ouologuem had plagiarized passages from Graham... Wikipedia
Bandiagara, Mali
Al Pacino

Al Pacino (April 25, 1940-)

Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing mobsters, especially Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather' films and Tony Montana in 'Scarface', and often appeared on the other side of the lawas a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. Wikipedia
East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City
Bohdan Paczyński

Bohdan Paczyński (February 8, 1940-April 19, 2007)

Bohdan Paczyński or Bohdan Paczynski was a Polish astronomer notable in the theory of the stellar evolution, accretion discs, and gamma ray bursts. Wikipedia
Vilnius, Lithuania
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Alexei Panshin (August 14, 1940-)

Alexei Panshin is an American writer and science fiction critic. He has written several critical works and several novels, including the 1968 Nebula Award-winning novel 'Rite of Passage' and the 1990 Hugo Award winning study of science fiction 'The World Beyond the Hill'. Wikipedia
Lansing, Michigan, USA

Orlando Patterson (June 5, 1940-)

Orlando Patterson is a Jamaican-born American historical and cultural sociologist known for his work regarding issues of race in the United States, as well as the sociology of development. His book 'Freedom, Volume One', or 'Freedom in the Making of Western Culture', won the U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction. Wikipedia

Pelé (October 23, 1940-)

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who is widely regarded to be the greatest player of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. The same year, 'France Football' asked their former Ballon d'Or winners to choose... Wikipedia
Três Corações, Brazil
Joe Pepitone

Joe Pepitone (October 9, 1940-)

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Pepitone is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder who played the bulk of his career for the New York Yankees. He also played several seasons with the Chicago Cubs and had short stints with the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. During his time with the Yankees, Pepitone was thrice-named to play in the... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

Judith Pinsker (January 17, 1940-April 26, 2014)

Judith Ann Pinsker was an American television writer. Wikipedia
Kenmore, NY
Englewood, New Jersey
Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky (October 20, 1940-)

Robert Pinsky is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is the author of nineteen books, most of which are collections of his own poetry. His published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, including 'The... Wikipedia
Long Branch, New Jersey (United States)

Thomas Powers (December 12, 1940-)

Thomas Powers is an American author and intelligence expert. Wikipedia
Edward C. Prescott

Edward C. Prescott (December 26, 1940-)

Edward Christian Prescott is an American economist. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2004, sharing the award with Finn E. Kydland, "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles". This research was primarily conducted while both Kydland... Wikipedia
Glens Falls, New York
Dmitri Prigov

Dmitri Prigov (November 5, 1940-July 16, 2007)

Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov was a Russian writer and artist. Prigov was a dissident during the era of the Soviet Union and was briefly sent to a psychiatric hospital in 1986. Wikipedia
Gigi Proietti

Gigi Proietti (November 2, 1940-)

Luigi "Gigi" Proietti is an Italian actor, director, dubber, and singer. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor (December 1, 1940-December 10, 2005)

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Wikipedia
Peoria, Illinois
Los Angeles, California

Krishnam Raju (January 20, 1940-)

Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju is a former popular Telugu film actor. He was popularly known as 'Rebel Star' for his rebellious acting style. He was also the winner of the first ever Nandi Award for Best Actor. Wikipedia
Mogalthur, West Godavari, Madras Presidency, British India
Mary Rand

Mary Rand (February 10, 1940-)

Mary Denise Rand, MBE is a former English track and field athlete. She won the long jump at the 1964 Summer Olympics by breaking the world record, the first British female to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field. She remains the only Great Britain female athlete to win three medals in a single Games. Wikipedia
Wells, UK
Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard (October 14, 1940-)

Sir Cliff Richard is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He has been a resident for most of his life in the United Kingdom, but in 2010 confirmed that he is now a citizen of Barbados. He divides his time between living in Barbados and at a vineyard property in Portugal. Richard has sold more than 250 million records... Wikipedia
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson (February 19, 1940-)

William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group The Miracles, for which he also served as the group's chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as The Five Chimes until 1972 when he... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Craig Rodwell (October 31, 1940-June 18, 1993)

Craig L. Rodwell was an American gay rights activist known for founding the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop on November 24, 1967, the first bookstore devoted to gay and lesbian authors and as the prime mover for the creation of the New York City pride demonstration. Rodwell is considered by some to be quite possibly 'the' leading gay rights activist... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, New York City, New York
Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross (January 29, 1940-)

Katharine Juliet Ross is an American film and stage actress. She starred in three of the most popular films of the 1960s and 1970s: as Elaine Robinson in 'The Graduate', for which she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress; as Etta Place in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', for which she... Wikipedia
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph (June 23, 1940-November 12, 1994)

Wilma Glodean Rudolph was an Olympic champion. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960. Wikipedia
St Bethlehem, Tennessee
Brentwood, Tennessee, United States

Bobby Russell (April 19, 1940-November 19, 1992)

Bobby Russell was an American singer and songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, he charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the crossover pop hit "Saturday Morning Confusion." Russell was also married to singer and actress Vicki Lawrence from 1972 to 1974. Wikipedia
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Nicholasville, Kentucky, United States
Ron Santo

Ron Santo (February 25, 1940-December 3, 2010)

Ronald Edward Santo was an American Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 through 1973 and the Chicago White Sox in 1974. In 1990, Santo became a member of the Cubs broadcasting team providing commentary for Cubs games on WGN radio and remained at that position until he died. In 1999, he was selected to the... Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington
Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Schoonmaker (January 3, 1940-)

Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker is an American film editor who has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over forty years. She has edited all of Scorsese's films since 'Raging Bull', first working with Scorsese in his debut feature film 'Who's That Knocking at My Door'. Schoonmaker has received seven Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing,... Wikipedia
Algiers, French Algeria

Kumar Shahani (December 7, 1940-)

Kumar Shahani is a noted Indian film director and screenwriter, best known for his parallel cinema films, 'Maya Darpan' and 'Khayal Gatha' and 'Kasba'. Due to his dedication to formalism, and with the reputation of his first feature, 'Maya Darpan' being considered Indian cinema's first formalist film, he is frequently grouped by critics and film... Wikipedia
Larkana, Pakistan
Lucy Shapiro

Lucy Shapiro (July 16, 1940-)

Lucy Shapiro is an American developmental biologist. She is a professor of Developmental Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is the Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and the director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine. She founded a new field in developmental biology, using microorganisms to examine... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen (August 3, 1940-)

Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, better known by his stage name Martin Sheen and RAGE, is an American actor who first achieved fame with roles in the films 'Badlands' and 'Apocalypse Now'. Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Antonio Skármeta

Antonio Skármeta (November 7, 1940-)

Antonio Skármeta is a Chilean writer descending from Croatian immigrants from the Adriatic island of Brač, Dalmatia. He was awarded Chile's National Literature Prize in 2014. Wikipedia
Antofagasta, Chile
Elke Sommer

Elke Sommer (November 5, 1940-)

Elke Sommer, born Elke Baronesse von Schletz, is a German actress, entertainer and artist who starred in many Hollywood films. Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940-April 9, 2001)

Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell, nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career, was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over his 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted .282, with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475... Wikipedia
Earlsboro, Oklahoma, United States
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr (July 7, 1940-)

Richard Starkey Jr., better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On most of the band's albums, he sang lead vocals for one song, including "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine" and their cover of "Act... Wikipedia
Liverpool, England
Thomas A. Steitz

Thomas A. Steitz (August 23, 1940-)

Thomas Arthur Steitz is a biochemist, a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, best known for his pioneering work on the ribosomes. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart (July 13, 1940-)

Sir Patrick Stewart OBE is an English film, television, and stage actor, who has had a distinguished career on stage and screen. He is most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the 'X-Men' film series of superhero movies, his prolific stage... Wikipedia
Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Vittorio Storaro

Vittorio Storaro (June 24, 1940-)

Vittorio Storaro, A.S.C., A.I.C. is an Italian cinematographer. Wikipedia

Sukumari (October 6, 1940-March 26, 2013)

Sukumari was an Indian film actress best known for her work in Malayalam and Tamil films. Wikipedia
Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
Endre Szemerédi

Endre Szemerédi (August 21, 1940-)

Endre Szemerédi is an Hungarian-American mathematician, working in the field of combinatorics and theoretical computer science. He has been the State of New Jersey Professor of computer science at Rutgers University since 1986. Wikipedia
Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton (February 3, 1940-)

Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton is a former professional football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. Wikipedia
Richmond, Virginia

Sreekumaran Thampi (March 16, 1940-)

Sreekumaran Thampi. His collection of selected songs, titled 'Hridaya Sarassu', had three editions in two years. Wikipedia
Haripad, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Don Thompson (musician)

Don Thompson (musician) (January 18, 1940-)

Donald Winston Thompson, OC is a Canadian jazz musician who plays double bass, piano, and vibes. Thompson formed part of the Toronto Quartet of Paul Desmond during the mid seventies, and that effort produced two albums. Other personnel on those dates, mostly at Bourbon Street in Toronto, were Toronto guitarist Ed Bickert and drummer Jerry Fuller.... Wikipedia
Powell River, British Columbia
Jack Thompson (actor)

Jack Thompson (actor) (August 31, 1940-)

Jack Thompson, AM is an Australian actor and one of the major figures of Australian cinema. He was educated at University of Queensland, before embarking on his acting career. In 2002, he was made an honorary member of the Australian Cinematographers Society. He is best known as a lead actor in several acclaimed Australian films, including such... Wikipedia
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Francisco Toledo

Francisco Toledo (July 17, 1940-)

Francisco Benjamín López Toledo is a Mexican painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Oaxaca and the Centro Superior de Artes Aplicadas del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico, where he studied graphic arts with Guillermo Silva Santamaria. Wikipedia
Juchitán, Oaxaca, Mexico
Joe Torre

Joe Torre (July 18, 1940-)

Joseph Paul "Joe" Torre is an American professional baseball executive and former baseball manager and player. A nine-time All-Star, he was a Major League Baseball catcher, first baseman and a third baseman for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals during his playing career. Torre won the 1971 National League Most... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek (July 22, 1940-)

George Alexander "Alex" Trebek is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show 'Jeopardy!' since 1984, and has also hosted a number of other game shows, including 'The Wizard of Odds', 'Double Dare', 'High Rollers', 'Battlestars', 'Classic Concentration' and 'To Tell the Truth'. Trebek has made... Wikipedia
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (January 2, 1940-)

Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan FRS is an Indian American mathematician who is known for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviations. Wikipedia
Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India
Johnny Ventura

Johnny Ventura (March 8, 1940-)

Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, better known as Johnny Ventura is a Dominican singer and band leader of merengue and salsa. He also served as mayor of Santo Domingo from 1998 to 2002. Wikipedia
Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston (November 15, 1940-)

Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston is an American actor, producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in 'The Killing Fields', and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series 'Law & Order'. He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Emmy... Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Cynthia Weil

Cynthia Weil (October 18, 1940-)

Cynthia Weil is a prominent American songwriter. She is famous for having written many songs together with her husband Barry Mann. Wikipedia
Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch (September 5, 1940-)

Raquel Welch is an American actress. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Edmund White

Edmund White (January 13, 1940-)

Edmund Valentine White III is an American novelist, as well as a writer of memoirs and an essayist on literary and social topics. Much of his writing is on the theme of same-sex love. Probably his best-known books are 'The Joy of Gay Sex' and his trio of autobiographic novels, 'A Boy's Own Story', 'The Beautiful Room Is Empty' and 'The Farewell... Wikipedia
Cincinnati, USA

Norman Whitfield (May 12, 1940-September 16, 2008)

Norman Jesse Whitfield was an American songwriter and producer, best known for his work with Berry Gordy's Motown labels during the 1960s. He has been credited as one of the creators of the Motown Sound and as an instrumental figure in the development of the late-1960s subgenre of psychedelic soul. Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Paul Williams (songwriter)

Paul Williams (songwriter) (September 19, 1940-)

Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. is an American composer, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is perhaps best known for popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s including Three Dog Night's rendition of "An Old Fashioned Love Song", Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World", David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart", and the Carpenters' "We've Only... Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska

Dorrit Willumsen (August 31, 1940-)

Dorrit Willumsen is a Danish writer. She made her literary debut in 1965 with the short story collection 'Knagen'. Wikipedia

Jan Woleński (September 21, 1940-)

Jan Woleński is a Polish philosopher, specialist in the history of Lwów-Warsaw school and in analytical philosophy. He spent his entire scientific career at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, where is currently employed as a professor. Moreover, he holds a position on the consulting board of 'Theoria'. Having been a laureate of Prize of the... Wikipedia
Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus (June 28, 1940-)

Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. In 2006, Yunus and the Grameen Bank... Wikipedia
Chittagong, British India
Iva Zanicchi

Iva Zanicchi (January 18, 1940-)

Iva Zanicchi is an Italian pop singer and politician. Wikipedia
Ligonchio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa (December 21, 1940-December 4, 1993)

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and 'musique concrète' works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Heinz Zednik (February 21, 1940-)

Heinz Zednik is an Austrian operatic tenor, closely associated with the character tenor roles of Wagner such as Mime and Loge and David. He is also distinguished in roles such as Valzacchi, Monostatos, Pedrillo, the Scribe, the Captain in 'Wozzeck', and the Director. Wikipedia

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