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Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert (February 6, 1941-December 27, 1992)

Stephen Albert was an American composer. Wikipedia
New York, New York
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Margaret L. Anderson (October 18, 1941-)

Margaret Lavinia Anderson is professor emerita at University of California Berkeley and is teaching Europe since 1453; Central Europe from the late 18th century, especially modern Germany; World War I; Fascist Europe. She won a 2001 Berlin prize by the American Academy in Berlin, and was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. She was a fellow at Stanford... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando (September 13, 1941-)

Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as "critical regionalism". Wikipedia
Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan

Ann-Margret (April 28, 1941-)

Ann-Margret is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in 'Bye Bye Birdie', 'Viva Las Vegas', 'The Cincinnati Kid', 'Carnal Knowledge', and 'Tommy'. She has won five Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Emmy... Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
Denys Arcand

Denys Arcand (June 25, 1941-)

Georges-Henri Denys Arcand is a Canadian film director, screenwriter and producer. He has won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2004 for 'The Barbarian Invasions'. He has also been nominated three further times, including two nominations in the same category for 'The Decline of the American Empire' in 1986 and 'Jesus of Montreal' in 1989,... Wikipedia
Deschambault, Quebec
Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich (June 5, 1941-)

Martha Argerich is an Argentine pianist generally considered to be one of the greatest of the second half of the 20th century. Wikipedia

Karen Arthur (August 24, 1941-)

Karen Arthur is an American film director, producer, and actress. Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Asrani (January 1, 1941-)

Govardhan Asrani, popularly known simply as Asrani, is an Indian actor and director whose Bollywood career has spanned five decades. He has played in both Gujarati and Hindi films, and his roles include lead hero performances, character roles, comedic roles, as well as supporting parts. Wikipedia
Jaipur, India
Joan Baez

Joan Baez (January 9, 1941-)

Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. She is regarded as a... Wikipedia
Staten Island, New York City
Long John Baldry

Long John Baldry (January 12, 1941-July 21, 2005)

John William "Long John" Baldry was an English blues singer and a voice actor. He sang with many British musicians, with Rod Stewart and Elton John appearing in bands led by Baldry in the 1960s. He enjoyed pop success in the UK where 'Let the Heartaches Begin' reached No. 1 in 1967 and in Australia where his duet with Kathi McDonald 'You've Lost... Wikipedia
East Haddon, Northamptonshire, England
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Derek Bell (racing driver)

Derek Bell (racing driver) (October 31, 1941-)

Derek Reginald Bell is a British racing driver who was extremely successful in sportscar racing, winning the Le Mans 24 hours five times, the Daytona 24 three times and the World Sportscar Championship twice. He also raced in Formula One for the Ferrari, Wheatcroft, McLaren, Surtees and Tecno teams. He has been described by fellow racer... Wikipedia
Pinner, Middlesex, England, UK
Lyle Berman

Lyle Berman (August 6, 1941-)

Lyle Arnold Berman is a professional poker player and business executive. Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Michael Berry (physicist) (March 14, 1941-)

Sir Michael Victor Berry, FRS, is a mathematical physicist at the University of Bristol, England. Wikipedia
Natalia Bessmertnova

Natalia Bessmertnova (July 19, 1941-February 19, 2008)

Natalia Igorevna Bessmertnova was a Soviet prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet and a People's Artist of the USSR. Wikipedia
P. Bharathiraja

P. Bharathiraja (July 17, 1941-)

P. Bharathiraja is a South Indian filmmaker who works mainly in the Tamil film industry. Bharathiraja displayed a story-teller's potential from an early age. He is known for his realistic and sensitive portrayal of village-life in his movies. Wikipedia
Alli Nagaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Richard Bohringer

Richard Bohringer (January 16, 1941-)

Richard Bohringer is a French actor. Wikipedia
Moulins, France
Florinda Bolkan

Florinda Bolkan (February 15, 1941-)

Florinda Bolkan is a Brazilian actress. Wikipedia
Uruburetama, Ceará, Brazil
Jacqueline Boyer

Jacqueline Boyer (April 23, 1941-)

Jacqueline Boyer is a French singer and actress. She is also the daughter of performers Jacques Pills and Lucienne Boyer. Wikipedia
Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden (April 3, 1941-)

Eric Braeden is a German-American film and television actor, best known for his roles as Victor Newman on the soap opera 'The Young and the Restless', as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series 'The Rat Patrol', Dr. Charles Forbin in 'Colossus: The Forbin Project', and as John Jacob Astor IV in the 1997 film 'Titanic'. Braeden won a Daytime Emmy Award... Wikipedia
Bredenbek, Germany
Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges (December 9, 1941-)

Lloyd Vernet "Beau" Bridges III is an American actor and director. He is a three-time Emmy-, two-time Golden Globe- and one-time Grammy Award winner. He is also a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ed Brinkman (December 8, 1941-September 30, 2008)

Edwin Albert Brinkman was a Major League Baseball shortstop. He played fifteen years in the MLB, led the American League in games played twice, won a Gold Glove Award at shortstop, and had a career batting average of .224. He was also named to the American League All-Star team in 1973. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael Stuart Brown

Michael Stuart Brown (April 13, 1941-)

Michael Stuart Brown is an American geneticist and Nobel laureate. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Joseph L. Goldstein in 1985 for describing the regulation of cholesterol metabolism. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Eric Burdon

Eric Burdon (May 11, 1941-)

Eric Victor Burdon is an English singer-songwriter best known as a member and vocalist of rock band The Animals, and the funk band War and for his aggressive stage performance. He was ranked 57th in 'Rolling Stone' ' s list – 'The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time'. Wikipedia
Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Stephen J. Cannell

Stephen J. Cannell (February 5, 1941-September 30, 2010)

Stephen Joseph Cannell was an American television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment and The Cannell Studios. Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Pasadena, California, US
Roberto Carlos (singer)

Roberto Carlos (singer) (April 19, 1941-)

Roberto Carlos Braga is a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer and composer, who has achieved a great deal of success and recognition in his 50-year career, also known as 'King of Latin Music' or simply 'The King'. Wikipedia

Chalkdust (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-)

Hollis Urban Lester Liverpool, better known as Chalkdust, is a leading calypsonian from Trinidad and Tobago. He has been singing calypso since 1967 and has recorded more than 300 calypsos. Wikipedia
Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney (January 30, 1941-)

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney is an American politician and businessman who was the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, under President George W. Bush. Wikipedia
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Chu Ching-wu

Chu Ching-wu (February 12, 1941-)

Paul Chu is a Chinese-born American physicist specializing in superconductivity, magnetism, and dielectrics. He is a Professor of physics and T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science in the Physics Department at the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. He was the President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology... Wikipedia
Changsha, Republic of China
James R. Clapper

James R. Clapper (March 14, 1941-)

James Robert Clapper, Jr. is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and is currently the Director of National Intelligence. He was previously dual-hatted as the first Director of Defense Intelligence within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence alongside the position of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.... Wikipedia
Fort Wayne, Indiana
David Clayton-Thomas

David Clayton-Thomas (September 13, 1941-)

David Clayton-Thomas is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the American band Blood, Sweat & Tears. Clayton-Thomas has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and in 2007 his jazz/rock composition "Spinning Wheel" was enshrined in the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame. In... Wikipedia
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey UK

Ronald Coifman (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-)

Ronald Raphael Coifman is the Phillips Professor of Mathematics at Yale University. Coifman graduated from the University of Geneva in 1965. Wikipedia
Billy Collins

Billy Collins (March 22, 1941-)

William James "Billy" Collins is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute, Florida. Collins was recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Tom Conti

Tom Conti (November 22, 1941-)

Thomas Antonio "Tom" Conti is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist of Italian Scots descent. He has won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1979 for his performance in 'Whose Life Is It Anyway?'. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1983 film, 'Reuben, Reuben'. Wikipedia
Paisley, Scotland
Chick Corea

Chick Corea (June 12, 1941-)

Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Wikipedia
Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote (October 10, 1941-)

Peter Coyote is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audiobooks. His voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad Retina Display campaign. He has also served as on-camera co-host of the 2000 Oscar telecasts. His speaking voice helped him... Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper (October 21, 1941-)

Steven Lee "Steve" Cropper is an American guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and has backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor, also acting as producer on many of these records. He later gained fame... Wikipedia
Dora, Missouri, United States
Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland (February 7, 1941-)

Kevin John William Crossley-Holland is an English translator, children's author and poet. His best known work may now be the Arthur trilogy, published around age sixty, for which he won the Guardian Prize and other recognition. Wikipedia
Mursley, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Karen Cushman (October 4, 1941-)

Karen Cushman) is an American writer of historical fiction. Her 1995 novel 'The Midwife's Apprentice' won the Newbery Medal for children's literature, and her 1994 novel 'Catherine, Called Birdy' won a Newbery Honor. She has a bachelor of arts degree in Greek and English from Stanford University. In addition, she has a master's degree in human... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nicholas Dante (November 22, 1941-May 21, 1991)

Nicholas Dante was an American dancer and writer, best known for having co-written the book of the musical 'A Chorus Line'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.

John Darnton (November 20, 1941-)

John Darnton is an American journalist who wrote for the 'New York Times'. He is a two-time winner of the Polk Award, of which he is now the curator, and the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He also moonlights as a novelist who writes scientific and medical thrillers. Wikipedia
New York City
Florence Delay

Florence Delay (March 19, 1941-)

Florence Delay is a French academician and actress. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Jackie DeShannon

Jackie DeShannon (August 21, 1941-)

Jackie DeShannon is an American singer-songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. She was one of the first female singer-songwriters of the rock 'n' roll period. DeShannon is currently an entertainment broadcast correspondent reporting historical anecdotes and current Beatles band members' news for 'Breakfast with the... Wikipedia
Hazel, Kentucky
Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond (January 24, 1941-)

Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time. He is the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the 'Billboard' charts behind Elton John and one-time duet partner Barbra... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Leszek Długosz

Leszek Długosz (June 18, 1941-)

Leszek Długosz is a Polish actor, poet, writer and composer. For many years he has been a member of cabaret "Piwnica pod Baranami", one of the most famous cabarets during the times of People's Republic of Poland. Wikipedia
Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo (January 21, 1941-)

José Plácido Domingo Embil, known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator. He has recorded over a hundred complete operas and is well-known for his versatility, regularly performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English and Russian in the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Although primarily a... Wikipedia
Retiro, Madrid
Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier (June 16, 1941-)

Lamont Herbert Dozier is an American songwriter and record producer, born in Detroit, Michigan. Dozier has co-written and produced 14 US Billboard #1 hits and 4 number ones in the UK. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway (January 14, 1941-)

Dorothy Faye Dunaway is an American actress who rose to prominence in the late 1960s with the films 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'The Thomas Crown Affair'. Wikipedia
Bascom, Florida, U.S.
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (May 24, 1941-)

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation.... Wikipedia
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941-June 26, 2012)

Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. Wikipedia
New York City, United States
New York City, United States
Martin Evans

Martin Evans (January 1, 1941-)

Sir Martin John Evans FRS FMedSci is a Welsh biologist who, with Matthew Kaufman, was the first to culture mice embryonic stem cells and cultivate them in a laboratory in 1981. He is also known, along with Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies, for his work in the development of the knockout mouse and the related technology of gene targeting, a method... Wikipedia
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Federico Faggin

Federico Faggin (December 1, 1941-)

Federico Faggin is an Italian American physicist, widely known for designing the first commercial microprocessor. He led the 4004 project and the design group during the first five years of Intel's microprocessor effort. Most importantly, Faggin created in 1968, while working at Fairchild Semiconductor, the self-aligned MOS silicon gate technology... Wikipedia
Vicenza, Italy
Arlette Farge

Arlette Farge (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-)

Arlette Farge is a historian French specializing in the study of the XVIIIth century and a research director at CNRS, attached to the Centre for Historical Research.

Nancy Farmer (July 7, 1941-)

Nancy Farmer is an American author of children's and young-adult books and science fiction. She has written three Newbery Honor Books and she won the U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature for 'The House of the Scorpion', published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in 2002. Wikipedia
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Patricia Field

Patricia Field (February 12, 1941-)

Patricia Field is an American costume designer, stylist and fashion designer. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Joe Flaherty (June 21, 1941-)

Joe Flaherty is a American actor and comedian. He is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch comedy 'SCTV' from 1976 to 1984, and as Harold Weir on 'Freaks and Geeks'. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan (December 10, 1941-)

Fionnghuala Manon "Fionnula" Flanagan is an Irish actress and political activist. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland

Elizabeth Franz (June 18, 1941-)

Elizabeth Franz is an American stage and television actress. Wikipedia
Akron, Ohio
Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears (June 20, 1941-)

Leicester, England

Bill Freehan (November 29, 1941-)

William Ashley Freehan is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire 15-year career with the Detroit Tigers. The premier catcher in the American League for several years from the 1960s into the early 1970s, he was named an All-Star in each of the eleven seasons in which he caught at least 75 games, and was the MVP runnerup with... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
John Lewis Gaddis

John Lewis Gaddis (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-)

John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. He is best known for his work on the Cold War and grand strategy, and has been hailed as the "Dean of Cold War Historians" by 'The New York Times'. Gaddis is also the official biographer of the seminal 20th-century American statesman George F.... Wikipedia
Cotulla, Texas
Bruno Ganz

Bruno Ganz (March 22, 1941-)

Bruno Ganz is a Swiss actor, known for his roles as Damiel in 'Wings of Desire', as Adolf Hitler in 'Downfall' and as Professor Rohl in 'The Reader'. Wikipedia
Zürich, Switzerland

Stathis Giallelis (January 21, 1941-)

Stathis Giallelis is a Greek actor. He won brief international renown in the early 1960s as the star of Elia Kazan's Academy Award-nominated epic 'America, America', a role which brought him the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor, as well as a nomination for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Wikipedia

Alfred G. Gilman (July 1, 1941-)

Alfred Goodman Gilman is an American pharmacologist and biochemist. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Martin Rodbell for their discoveries regarding G-proteins. Wikipedia
New Haven, Connecticut
Kama Ginkas

Kama Ginkas (May 7, 1941-)

Kama Ginkas is a Russian and Soviet theatre director. Wikipedia

Ellen Goodman (April 11, 1941-)

Ellen Goodman is an American journalist and syndicated columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980. She is also a speaker and commentator. Wikipedia
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941-May 20, 2002)

Stephen Jay Gould was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the later years... Wikipedia
Queens, New York City, New York
Manhattan, New York City
Micki Grant

Micki Grant (June 30, 1941-)

Micki Grant is an American singer actress, writer and composer. She performed in 'Having Our Say', 'Tambourines to Glory' and 'Jericho-Jim Crow', 'The Gingham Dog', 'Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope' and has received three Tony Award nominations for her writing. In the early 1960s, she appeared off-Broadway in Jean Genet's "The Blacks", and in "Brecht... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Martin H. Greenberg (March 1, 1941-June 25, 2011)

Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. As well, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel. Wikipedia
South Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
David Gross

David Gross (February 19, 1941-)

David Jonathan Gross is an American particle physicist and string theorist. Along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of asymptotic freedom. He is the former director and current holder of the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C.
Bertrand Halperin

Bertrand Halperin (December 6, 1941-)

Bertrand I. Halperin is the Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at the physics department of Harvard University. Wikipedia

Terry Hands (January 9, 1941-)

Terence David "Terry" Hands is an English theatre director. Wikipedia
Aldershot, England
Theodor W. Hänsch

Theodor W. Hänsch (October 30, 1941-)

Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch is a German physicist. He received one fourth of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics for "contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique", sharing the prize with John L. Hall and Roy J. Glauber. Wikipedia
Heidelberg, Germany
Richie Havens

Richie Havens (January 21, 1941-April 22, 2013)

Richard Pierce Havens, known as Richie Havens, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music encompassed elements of folk, soul, and rhythm and blues. He is best known for his intense and rhythmic guitar style, soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Jersey City, New Jersey

Tommy Helms (May 5, 1941-)

Tommy Vann Helms is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. Over a 14-year career, Helms played for four teams, including eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, four with the Houston Astros, and one each with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox. He also managed the Reds for part of two seasons. He is the uncle of former... Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Wolfgang Hilbig (August 31, 1941-June 2, 2007)

Wolfgang Hilbig was a German author and poet. Wikipedia
Jules A. Hoffmann

Jules A. Hoffmann (August 2, 1941-)

Jules A. Hoffmann is a Luxembourg-born French biologist. During his youth, growing up in Luxembourg, he developed a strong interest in insects under the influence of his father, Jos Hoffmann. This eventually resulted in the younger Hoffmann's dedication to the field of biology using insects as model organisms. He currently holds a faculty position... Wikipedia
James P. Hogan (writer)

James P. Hogan (writer) (June 27, 1941-July 12, 2010)

James Patrick Hogan was a British science fiction author. Wikipedia
London, England
Dromahaire, County Leitrim, Ireland

Stephen Holden (July 18, 1941-)

Stephen Holden is an American writer, music critic, film critic, and poet. Wikipedia
United States
Ken Hubbs

Ken Hubbs (December 23, 1941-February 13, 1964)

Kenneth Douglass Hubbs was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs from to . He was killed in a plane crash near Provo, Utah prior to the 1964 season. Wikipedia
Riverside, California
Provo, Utah
Dorothy Hyman

Dorothy Hyman (May 9, 1941-)

Dorothy Hyman is a retired English sprinter. She competed at the 1960 and 1960 Olympics in the 100 m, 200 m and 4×100 m events and won one medal in each of them, three in total. She also won individual 100 m gold and 200 m silver at the 1962 European Championships in Belgrade and, representing England, completed the 100 yd/220 yd sprint double at... Wikipedia
Cudworth, South Yorkshire, England
Louis Ignarro

Louis Ignarro (May 31, 1941-)

Louis J. Ignarro is an American pharmacologist. For demonstrating the signaling properties of nitric oxide, he was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, NY
Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson (October 8, 1941-)

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative... Wikipedia
Greenville, South Carolina
Paul Kantner

Paul Kantner (March 17, 1941-)

Paul Lorin Kantner is an American rock musician, known for co-founding the counterculture era psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane and its spin-off band Jefferson Starship. He was born in San Francisco, California. Wikipedia
San Francisco, United States
Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach (June 2, 1941-)

Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. is an American actor and narrator. He is mostly known for his dramatic roles; however, he has done narration work for 'The Opie & Anthony Show' on Sirius XM satellite radio, and in educational programming on PBS and the Discovery Channel, as well as some comedy and musical roles. He is also known for portraying fictional... Wikipedia
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.

Charles Keating (actor) (October 22, 1941-August 8, 2014)

Charles Keating was an English actor of stage, screen, and television, and a narrator of audiobooks. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Weston, Connecticut, U.S.
Robert Keohane

Robert Keohane (October 3, 1941-)

Robert Owen Keohane is an American academic, who, following the publication of his influential book 'After Hegemony', became widely associated with the theory of neoliberal institutionalism in international relations. He is currently a Professor of Political Science at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sally Kirkland

Sally Kirkland (October 31, 1941-)

Sally Kirkland is an American film and television actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for 'Anna'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Jürgen Kocka

Jürgen Kocka (April 19, 1941-)

Jürgen Kocka is a German historian. Wikipedia
Hejnice (Liberec District), Czech Republic
Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa (April 29, 1941-)

Yusef Komunyakaa is an American poet who teaches at New York University and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Komunyakaa is a recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, for 'Neon Vernacular' and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He also received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Komunyakaa received the 2007 Louisiana Writer... Wikipedia
Leslie Lamport

Leslie Lamport (February 7, 1941-)

Leslie B. Lamport is an American computer scientist. Lamport is best known for his seminal work in distributed systems and as the initial developer of the document preparation system LaTeX. Leslie Lamport was the winner of the 2013 Turing Award for imposing clear, well-defined coherence on the seemingly chaotic behavior of distributed computing... Wikipedia
New York City, New York

Mike Leander (June 30, 1941-April 18, 1996)

Michael George Farr, professionally known as Mike Leander, was an English arranger, songwriter and record producer. Wikipedia
Whalthamstow, East London, England
London, England

Anita Lonsbrough (August 10, 1941-)

Anita Lonsbrough MBE is a former swimmer from Great Britain who won a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Wikipedia
Ron Lyle

Ron Lyle (February 12, 1941-November 26, 2011)

Ron Lyle was an American professional boxer. Lyle was known for his power punching, and for pleasing crowds with his courage and determination inside the ring. He holds notable wins over Oscar Bonavena, Jimmy Ellis, Earnie Shavers and Joe Bugner. Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio
Denver, Colorado
Ana Maria Machado

Ana Maria Machado (December 24, 1941-)

Ana Maria Machado is a Brazilian writer of children's books, one of the most significant alongside Lygia Bojunga Nunes and Ruth Rocha. She received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2000 for her "lasting contribution to children's literature". Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Derek Mahon

Derek Mahon (November 23, 1941-)

Derek Mahon is a Northern Irish poet. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ehud Manor

Ehud Manor (July 13, 1941-April 12, 2005)

Ehud Manor was an Israeli songwriter, translator, and radio and TV personality. Wikipedia
Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes (May 18, 1941-)

Miriam Margolyes OBE is an English-Australian character actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a BAFTA Award for her role in 'The Age of Innocence' and went on to play the role of Professor Sprout in the 'Harry Potter' film series. For many years, she has... Wikipedia
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Monika Maron

Monika Maron (June 3, 1941-)

Monika Maron is a German author, formerly of the German Democratic Republic. She moved in 1951 from West to East Berlin with her stepfather, Karl Maron, the GDR Minister of the Interior. She studied theatre and spent time as a directing assistant and as a journalist. In the late 1970s, she began writing full-time in East Berlin. She left the GDR in... Wikipedia
Monica Mason

Monica Mason (September 6, 1941-)

Dame Monica Mason DBE is a former ballet dancer, and artistic director of the Royal Ballet in London from 2002 to 2012. Wikipedia
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tim McCarver

Tim McCarver (October 16, 1941-)

James Timothy "Tim" McCarver is an American sportscaster and former professional baseball catcher. Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee
Mariangela Melato

Mariangela Melato (September 18, 1941-January 11, 2013)

Mariangela Melato born in Milan was an Italian cinema and theater actress. She began her stage career in the sixties and entered the film industry with her debut film 'Thomas e gli indemoniati' directed by Pupi Avati. She had done so many memorable films in the seventies which was considered as her golden age. She received much praise for her roles... Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Rome, Italy
Sérgio Mendes

Sérgio Mendes (February 11, 1941-)

Sérgio Santos Mendes is a Brazilian musician. He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song "Real In Rio" from the animated film 'Rio'. Wikipedia
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Max Merritt (April 30, 1941-)

Max Merritt is a New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and guitarist who is renowned as an interpreter of soul music and R&B. As leader of Max Merritt & The Meteors his best known hits are "Slippin' Away", which reached #2 on the 1976 Australian singles charts, and "Hey, Western Union Man" which reached #13. Merritt rose to prominence in New Zealand... Wikipedia
Christchurch, New Zealand
Juliet Mills

Juliet Mills (November 21, 1941-)

Juliet Maryon Mills is an British actress. She is the daughter of actor Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell and the older sister of actress Hayley Mills. Wikipedia
London, UK, UK
Slobodan Milošević

Slobodan Milošević (August 20, 1941-March 11, 2006)

Slobodan Milošević was a Serbian and Yugoslav politician who was the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. Among his supporters, Milošević was known by the nickname of "Sloba". He also led the Socialist Party of Serbia from its foundation in 1990. His presidency was marked by... Wikipedia
Požarevac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
The Hague, Netherlands
Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore (April 12, 1941-February 24, 1993)

Robert Frederick Chelsea "Bobby" Moore OBE was an English professional footballer. He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time, and was cited by Pelé as the greatest defender that he had ever played against.... Wikipedia
Barking, Essex, England
Wandsworth, London, England

Michael Moriarty (April 5, 1941-)

Michael Moriarty is an American-Canadian stage and screen actor and a jazz musician. He played Benjamin Stone for the first four seasons in the TV series 'Law & Order.' Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Riccardo Muti

Riccardo Muti (July 28, 1941-)

Riccardo Muti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian conductor. He holds two music directorships: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini. Previously he held posts at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the... Wikipedia
Naples, Italy
Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman (December 6, 1941-)

Bruce Nauman is an American artist. His practice spans a broad range of media including sculpture, photography, neon, video, drawing, printmaking, and performance. Nauman lives near Galisteo, New Mexico. Wikipedia
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Elke Neidhardt (July 5, 1941-November 25, 2013)

Elke Cordelia Neidhardt AM was a German Australian actress and opera and theatre director. She appeared in theatre, television and feature films in Germany, Austria, France and Australia, and directed operas in Zurich, Amsterdam, Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Vienna, Cologne and Australia. She is best known in Australia for directing operas with Opera... Wikipedia
Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart

John Nelson (conductor) (December 6, 1941-)

John Wilton Nelson is an American conductor. Nelson studied at Wheaton College, and later at the Juilliard School of Music with Jean Morel . Wikipedia
Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte (February 8, 1941-)

Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte is an American actor and former model. Wikipedia
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Yuriy Norshteyn

Yuriy Norshteyn (September 15, 1941-)

Yuriy Borisovich Norshteyn PAR, or Yuri Norstein is a Soviet and Russian animator best known for his animated shorts, 'Hedgehog in the Fog' and 'Tale of Tales'. Since 1981 he has been working on a feature film called 'The Overcoat', based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol of the same name. According to the 'Washington Post', "He is considered by... Wikipedia
Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O'Neal (April 20, 1941-)

Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal, better known as Ryan O'Neal, is an American television and film actor. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Tony Palmer (August 29, 1941-)

Tony Palmer is a British film director and author. His work includes over 100 films, ranging from early works with The Beatles, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher and Frank Zappa, to his classical portraits which include profiles of Maria Callas, Margot Fonteyn, John Osborne, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Wagner, Yehudi Menuhin, Carl Orff, Benjamin... Wikipedia
Bill Parcells

Bill Parcells (August 22, 1941-)

Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells is a former American football head coach, most recently with the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to 2006. He is known as "The Big Tuna", a nickname about the shape of his physique derived from a team joke during his tenure as linebackers coach of the New England Patriots. Wikipedia
Englewood, New Jersey

Stewart Parker (October 20, 1941-November 2, 1988)

James Stewart Parker was a Northern Irish poet and playwright. Wikipedia
Benny Parsons

Benny Parsons (July 12, 1941-January 16, 2007)

Benjamin Stewart "Benny" Parsons was an American NASCAR driver, and later an announcer/analyst/pit reporter on SETN, TBS, ABC, ESPN, NBC, and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup champion. He was the older brother of former NASCAR driver car owner and broadcaster Phil Parsons of Phil Parsons Racing. Wikipedia
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Pepetela (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-)

Artur Carlos Maurício Pestana dos Santos is a major Angolan writer of fiction. He writes under the name Pepetela. Wikipedia

Roberto Perpignani (May 4, 1941-)

Roberto Perpignani is an Italian film editor. Wikipedia
Jacques Perrin

Jacques Perrin (July 13, 1941-)

Jacques Perrin is a French actor and filmmaker. He is occasionally credited as Jacques Simonet. Simonet was his father's name and Perrin his mother's. Wikipedia
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Amir Pnueli

Amir Pnueli (April 22, 1941-November 2, 2009)

Amir Pnueli was an Israeli computer scientist and the 1996 Turing Award recipient. Wikipedia
Nahalal, Israel
New York, United States
Sigmar Polke

Sigmar Polke (February 13, 1941-June 10, 2010)

Sigmar Polke was a German painter and photographer. Wikipedia
Oels, Silesia,Germany (Poland after 1945)
Cologne, Germany

Raveendran (November 9, 1941-March 3, 2005)

M. Raveendran fondly known as "Raveendran Master", was a popular South Indian music composer and playback singer from Kerala. He was referred to as the aristocratic music director of Malayalam who had a distinctive style of his own. He composed more than 150 films primarily for the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. He also composed a few albums,... Wikipedia
Kulathupuzha, Kollam, Kerala
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Piers Paul Read (March 7, 1941-)

Piers Paul Read, FRSL is an award-winning English novelist, historian and biographer. Wikipedia
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Horst Rechelbacher

Horst Rechelbacher (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-February 15, 2014)

Horst M. Rechelbacher was the founder of the Aveda Corporation and Intelligent Nutrients. Wikipedia
Osceola, Wis
Otis Redding

Otis Redding (September 9, 1941-December 10, 1967)

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul and rhythm and blues. His singing style was powerfully influential among soul artists of 1960s and helped exemplify the Stax sound. Wikipedia
Dawson, Georgia
Madison, Wisconsin
Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy (October 25, 1941-)

Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy is an Australian American singer, actress, and activist. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed 15 singles in the Top 40 of the 'Billboard' Hot 100. Six made the Top 10 and three reached No. 1, including her signature hit "I Am Woman". She is often referred to as... Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia
João Ubaldo Ribeiro

João Ubaldo Ribeiro (January 23, 1941-July 18, 2014)

João Ubaldo Ribeiro was a Brazilian writer, journalist, screenwriter and professor. Several of his books and short tales have been turned into movies and TV series in Brazil. Ribeiro was member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, being elected in 1994. At the time of his death many considered him to be Brazil's greatest contemporary novelist. Wikipedia
Itaparica, Bahia
Rio de Janeiro
Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie (September 9, 1941-October 12, 2011)

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system. Ritchie and Thompson received the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in 1999.... Wikipedia
Bronxville, New York, United States
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, United States
Pete Rose

Pete Rose (April 14, 1941-)

Peter Edward "Pete" Rose, also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Raúl Ruiz (director) (July 25, 1941-August 19, 2011)

Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino was an experimental Chilean filmmaker, writer and teacher whose work is best known in France. He directed more than 100 films. Wikipedia
Puerto Montt, Chile

Katharina Rutschky (January 25, 1941-January 14, 2010)

Katharina Rutschky was a German educationalist and author. She coined the term 'Schwarze Pädagogik' in her eponymous book from 1977, describing physical and psychical violence as part of education. Until her death, Rutschky lived with her husband Michael Rutschky in Berlin. Wikipedia
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie (February 20, 1941-)

Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC is a Canadian-American Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her work has focused on issues of Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Her singing and writing repertoire also includes subjects of love, war, religion, and... Wikipedia
Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada

Peter Sarstedt (December 10, 1941-)

Peter Eardley Sarstedt is an Indian-born British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded a number of well-known and successful albums and singles since the 1960s. Although his music is classified as pop, it generally encompasses more traditional folk ballads rather than standard pop music. Wikipedia

Ferdinando Scarfiotti (March 6, 1941-April 30, 1994)

Ferdinando Scarfiotti was an Italian art director. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film 'The Last Emperor'. Wikipedia
Potenza Picena, Italy
Los Angeles, California, United States

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-August 26, 2011)

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer was a noted novelist and poet who was a Professor of English at Brooklyn College for over thirty years. She won numerous national writing awards and contributed book reviews for the 'New York Times'. Wikipedia
Myron Scholes

Myron Scholes (July 1, 1941-)

Myron Samuel Scholes is a Canadian-American financial economist. In 1997 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for a method to determine the value of derivatives. The model provides a conceptual framework for valuing options, such as calls or puts, and is referred to as the Black–Scholes model. Together with fellow Nobel... Wikipedia
Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Arnold Shapiro (February 1, 1941-)

Arnold Shapiro is an American television producer and writer. Wikipedia

Ivan Sharrock (July 17, 1941-)

Ivan Sharrock is an English sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound and has been nominated for three more in the same category. He has worked on over 90 films since 1967. Wikipedia
St. Austell, England
Dan Shechtman

Dan Shechtman (January 24, 1941-)

Dan Shechtman is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, and Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. On April 8, 1982, while on sabbatical at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., Shechtman... Wikipedia
Tel Aviv, Israel
Arun Shourie

Arun Shourie (November 2, 1941-)

Arun Shourie is an Indian journalist, author and politician. He has worked as an economist with the World Bank, a consultant to the Planning Commission of India, editor of the 'Indian Express' and 'The Times of India' and a minister in the government of India. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982. He is currently Chairman,Board of... Wikipedia
Jalandhar, India

Bob Simon (May 29, 1941-February 11, 2015)

Robert David "Bob" Simon was an American television correspondent for CBS News. During his career, he covered crises, war, and unrest in 67 countries. Simon reported the withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam, the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and the student protests in China's Tiananmen Square in 1989. During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, he and... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, United States
New York, New York, United States
Paul Simon

Paul Simon (October 13, 1941-)

Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote nearly all of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence",... Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Sivakumar (October 27, 1941-)

Sivakumar is a Tamil film actor who has portrayed a wide range of leading and supporting roles onscreen. Sivakumar was introduced in the Tamil movie 'Kaakum Karangal', a film that starred S.S.Rajendran in the lead role, which was produced by AVM Productions. Apart from acting, Sivakumar is also a painter and a public speaker. He is also... Wikipedia
Kasigoundan Puthur,Near Sulur Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

John Skehel (February 27, 1941-)

Sir John James Skehel, FRS FMedSci is a British virologist. Wikipedia
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
Delia Smith

Delia Smith (June 18, 1941-)

Delia Smith CBE is an English cook and television presenter, known for teaching basic cookery skills in a no-nonsense style. She is the UK's best-selling cookery author, with more than 21 million copies sold. Wikipedia
Woking, Surrey
Dag Solstad

Dag Solstad (July 16, 1941-)

Dag Solstad is a Norwegian novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist whose work has been translated into several languages. He has written nearly 30 books and is the only author to have received the Norwegian Literary Critics' Award three times. His works have been translated into 20 languages. Wikipedia
Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli (February 1, 1941-?)

Jerry Spinelli is an American writer of children's novels that feature adolescence and early adulthood. He is best known for 'Maniac Magee' and 'Wringer'. Wikipedia
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
Lesley Stahl

Lesley Stahl (December 16, 1941-)

Lesley Rene Stahl is an American television journalist. Since 1991, she has reported for CBS on '60 Minutes'. Wikipedia
Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Karl Stetter

Karl Stetter (July 16, 1941-)

Karl Otto Stetter is a German microbiologist and authority on astrobiology. He is an expert on microbial life at high temperatures. Wikipedia
Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart (August 3, 1941-)

Martha Helen Stewart is an American businesswoman, writer, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of the... Wikipedia
Jersey City, New Jersey
Barrett Strong

Barrett Strong (February 5, 1941-)

Barrett Strong is an American singer and songwriter. Strong was the first artist to record a hit for Motown, although he is best known for his work as a songwriter, particularly in association with producer Norman Whitfield. Among his most famous work at Motown, Strong wrote the lyrics for many of the songs recorded by the Temptations. Wikipedia
West Point, Mississippi
Jimmy Sturr

Jimmy Sturr (September 25, 1941-)

James W. "Jimmy" Sturr, Jr. is an American polka musician, trumpeter/clarinetist/saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. His recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album. Sturr's orchestra is on the Top Ten List of the All-Time Grammy Awards, and has acquired more Grammy nominations than anyone in the... Wikipedia
Warwick, NY
Dennis Sullivan

Dennis Sullivan (February 12, 1941-)

Dennis Parnell Sullivan is an American mathematician. He is known for work in topology, both algebraic and geometric, and on dynamical systems. He holds the Albert Einstein Chair at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and is a professor at Stony Brook University. Wikipedia
Port Huron, Michigan, USA
Bertrand Tavernier

Bertrand Tavernier (April 25, 1941-)

Bertrand Tavernier is a French director, screenwriter, actor and producer. Wikipedia
Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.

Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. (March 29, 1941-)

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Russell Alan Hulse of a "new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation". Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp (July 1, 1941-)

Twyla Tharp is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City. In 1966, she formed her own company Twyla Tharp Dance. Her work often utilizes classical music, jazz, and contemporary pop music. Wikipedia
Portland, Indiana, USA
Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux (April 10, 1941-)

Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work of travel writing is perhaps 'The Great Railway Bazaar'. He has published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel 'The Mosquito Coast' on which the 1986 movie is... Wikipedia
Medford, Massachusetts
Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas (February 18, 1941-)

Irma Thomas is an American singer from New Orleans. She is known as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans". Wikipedia
Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States
Ray Tomlinson

Ray Tomlinson (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-)

Raymond Samuel Tomlinson is a US programmer who implemented an email system in 1971 on the ARPANET. It was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts connected to the ARPAnet. To achieve this, he used the @ sign to separate the user from their machine, which has been used in email addresses ever since. Wikipedia
Gordon Tootoosis

Gordon Tootoosis (October 25, 1941-July 5, 2011)

Gordon Tootoosis CM was a First Nations actor. He was of Cree and Stoney descent. Tootoosis was a descendant of Yellow Mud Blanket, brother of the famous Cree leader Pitikwahanapiwiyin. He was acclaimed for his commitment to preserving his culture and to telling his people's stories. He served as a founding member of the board of directors of the... Wikipedia
Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Anne Tyler (October 25, 1941-)

Anne Tyler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published 20 novels, the best known of which are 'Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant', 'The Accidental Tourist', and 'Breathing Lessons'. All three were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the third won it. She has also won the... Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Knut Urban (June 25, 1941-)

Knut W. Urban is a German physicist. He has been the Director of the Institute of Microstructure Research at Forschungszentrum Jülich from 1987 to 2010. Wikipedia
Stuttgart, Germany
Chucho Valdés

Chucho Valdés (October 9, 1941-)

Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, better known as Chucho Valdés, is a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger whose career spans over 50 years. An original member of the Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna, in 1973 he founded the group Irakere, one of Cuba's best-known Latin jazz bands. Both his father, Bebo Valdés, and his son, Chuchito, are pianists... Wikipedia
Quivicán, La Habana, Cuba
Mechai Viravaidya

Mechai Viravaidya (January 17, 1941-)

Mechai Viravaidya is a former politician and activist in Thailand who promoted condoms, family planning and AIDS awareness in Thailand. Since the 1970s, Mechai has been affectionately known as "Mr. Condom", and condoms are often referred as "mechais" in Thailand. From the time that he began his work, the average number of children in Thai families... Wikipedia

John E. Walker (January 7, 1941-)

Professor Sir John Ernest Walker is an English chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997. He is currently a group leader at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit in Cambridge, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. Wikipedia
Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.
Jessica Walter

Jessica Walter (January 31, 1941-)

Jessica Walter is an American actress. She is best known for appearing in the films 'Play Misty for Me' and 'Grand Prix', her role as Lucille Bluth on the sitcom 'Arrested Development', and providing the voice of Malory Archer in the FX animated series 'Archer'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Margaret J. Wheatley (<a href="/born/year/1941" title="Celebrities Born in 1941">1941</a>-)

Margaret J. Wheatley is an American writer and management consultant who studies organizational behavior. Her approach includes systems thinking, theories of change, chaos theory, leadership and the learning organization: particularly its capacity to self-organize. Her work is often compared to that of Donella Meadows and Dee Hock. She describes... Wikipedia
Maurice White

Maurice White (December 19, 1941-)

Maurice White is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He is the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He is also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. Maurice served as the band's main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer.... Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
John Edgar Wideman

John Edgar Wideman (June 14, 1941-)

John Edgar Wideman is an American writer, professor at Brown University, and sits on the contributing editorial board of the literary journal 'Conjunctions'. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
George Will

George Will (May 4, 1941-)

George Frederick Will is an American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. He is a Pulitzer Prize–winner best known for his conservative commentary on politics. In 1986, 'The Wall Street Journal' called him "perhaps the most powerful journalist in America," in a league with Walter Lippmann. Wikipedia
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.

Robert Wilson (director) (October 4, 1941-)

Robert Wilson is an American experimental theater stage director and playwright who has been described by the media as "[America]'s - or even the world's - foremost avant-garde 'theater artist. Over the course of his wide-ranging career, he has also worked as a choreographer, performer, painter, sculptor, video artist, and sound and lighting... Wikipedia
Waco, Texas, United States
James A. Yorke

James A. Yorke (August 3, 1941-)

James A. Yorke is a distinguished University Professor of Mathematics and Physics and former chair of the Mathematics Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. Wikipedia
Plainfield, New Jersey
Nurit Zarchi

Nurit Zarchi (October 19, 1941-)

Nurit Zarchi is an Israeli poet and autor for adults and children. Wikipedia

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