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Giacomo Agostini

Giacomo Agostini (June 16, 1942-)

Giacomo Agostini is an Italian multi-time world champion Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Nicknamed Ago, with an absolute record of 122 Grand Prix wins and 15 World Championships titles, he is claimed to be the greatest motorcycle rider of all time. Of these, 68 wins and 8 titles came in the 500cc class, the rest in the 350cc class. Wikipedia
Tadatoshi Akiba

Tadatoshi Akiba (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Tadatoshi Akiba is a Japanese politician and served as the mayor of the city of Hiroshima, Japan from 1999 to 2011. Wikipedia
Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942-)

Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is now highly regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified outside of it: religious freedom, racial justice and the... Wikipedia
Louisville, Kentucky
Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende (August 2, 1942-)

Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as 'The House of the Spirits' and 'City of the Beasts', which have been commercially successful. Allende has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author". In 2004, Allende was... Wikipedia
Lima, Peru

Donna Axum (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Donna Idelle Axum is an American beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss America in 1964. Wikipedia
Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan (October 11, 1942-)

Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like 'Deewar' and 'Zanjeer', and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one... Wikipedia
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim (November 15, 1942-)

Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor. Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. Barenboim is also known for his work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a... Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ronald Bass (March 26, 1942-)

:'This article is about the screenwriter. For the professional wrestler see Ron Bass. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California

Richard Beggs (January 8, 1942-)

Richard Beggs is an American sound designer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the film 'Apocalypse Now'. He has worked on over 60 films since 1979. Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, United States
Joy Behar

Joy Behar (October 7, 1942-)

Joy Behar is an American comedian, writer, actress and was a co-host on the ABC talk show 'The View'. She hosted 'The Joy Behar Show' on HLN from 2009 to 2011 and 'Joy Behar: Say Anything!' on Current TV, from 2012 until the channel switched formatting in August 2013. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Pierre Bernard (graphic designer) (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Pierre Bernard is a prominent and internationally acclaimed French graphic artist and designer. He was a member and then the manager for the L’Atelier Création Graphique in Paris, France, an organization he founded along with Dirk Behage and Fokke Draaijer. He was the recipient of the 2006 Prix Erasme. In 1970, Bernard founded Grapus, a collective... Wikipedia
Joe Biden

Joe Biden (November 20, 1942-)

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama and in office since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1973 until 2009. Wikipedia
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Terry Bisson

Terry Bisson (February 12, 1942-)

Terry Ballantine Bisson is an American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his short stories. Several of his works, including "Bears Discover Fire", have won top awards in the science fiction community, such as the Hugo and the Nebula. Wikipedia
Owensboro, Kentucky
Guion Bluford

Guion Bluford (November 22, 1942-)

Dr. Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr., is an engineer, NASA astronaut, and the first African American in space. Before becoming an astronaut, Bluford was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He participated in four Space Shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992. In 1983, as a member of the crew of the Space Shuttle 'Challenger' on the mission STS-8,... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
David Bradley (actor)

David Bradley (actor) (April 17, 1942-)

David John Bradley is an English actor. He is best known for playing Argus Filch in the ''Harry Potter'' film series and Walder Frey in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones', though he is also an established stage actor with a career that includes a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in a production of 'King Lear'. Wikipedia
York, England
Geneviève Bujold

Geneviève Bujold (July 1, 1942-)

Geneviève Bujold is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film 'Anne of the Thousand Days', for which she won a Golden Globe Award for best actress and was nominated for an Academy Award. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dick Butkus

Dick Butkus (December 9, 1942-)

Richard Marvin "Dick" Butkus is a former Lithuanian American football player for the Chicago Bears. He was drafted in 1965 and he is also widely regarded as one of the best and most durable linebackers of all time. Butkus started as a football player for the University of Illinois and the Chicago Bears. He became a member of the Pro Football Hall... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Édith Butler (July 27, 1942-)

Édith Butler is an Acadian singer-songwriter and folklorist. Her career began in the early 1960s with performances in Moncton, followed by national appearances on CBC Television's 'Singalong Jubilee'. Wikipedia
Paquetville, New Brunswick
Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose (January 17, 1942-)

Ita Clare Buttrose AO OBE is an Australian journalist, businesswoman, television personality and author. She was the founding editor of 'Cleo', a high-circulation magazine aimed at women aged 20 to 40 that was frank about sexuality and, later, as the editor of the more conventional 'Australian Women's Weekly'. She is the youngest person to ever be... Wikipedia
Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
John Cale

John Cale (March 9, 1942-)

John Davies Cale, OBE is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the NYC-based American experimental rock band the Velvet Underground, of which he is now the last surviving founding member. Wikipedia
Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Jim Calhoun

Jim Calhoun (May 10, 1942-)

James A. Calhoun is the former head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team. He announced his retirement on September 13, 2012. His teams have won three national championships, played in four Final Fours, won the 1988 NIT championship, and have won seven Big East tournament championships. In 2005 he was inducted into the... Wikipedia
Braintree, Massachusetts
Susan Carey

Susan Carey (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Susan E. Carey is an American psychologist. She is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. She is an expert in language acquisition and children's development of biological concepts and is known for introducing the concept of fast mapping, whereby children learn the meanings of words after a single exposure. Carey received a B.A. from... Wikipedia

Sue-Ellen Case (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Sue-Ellen Case is Professor and Chair of Critical Studies in the Theatre Department in the School of Theater Film and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles. Wikipedia

Vittorio Cecchi Gori (April 27, 1942-)

Vittorio Cecchi Gori is an Italian film producer and politician. Wikipedia
Florence, Italy
John Clauser

John Clauser (December 1, 1942-)

John Francis Clauser is an American theoretical and experimental physicist known for contributions to the foundations of quantum mechanics, in particular the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt inequality. Wikipedia
Pasadena, California, United States
Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons (January 11, 1942-June 18, 2011)

Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr., also known as The Big Man, was an American saxophonist, musician and actor. He was reported to be 6' 5" tall. From 1972 until his death, he was a prominent member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, playing the tenor saxophone. Wikipedia
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Artie Cobb (November 17, 1942-)

Artie Cobb is an American professional poker player, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Originally from New York, Cobb began playing poker there and moved to Las Vegas in 1976. Wikipedia

Matt Cohen (writer) (December 30, 1942-December 2, 1999)

Matthew Cohen was a Canadian writer, who published both mainstream literature under his own name and children's literature under the pseudonym Teddy Jam. Wikipedia
Kingston, Ontario
Sigrid Combüchen

Sigrid Combüchen (January 16, 1942-)

Sigrid Combüchen is an award-winning Swedish novelist, essayist, literary critic and journalist. Wikipedia
Bill Conti

Bill Conti (April 13, 1942-)

William "Bill" Conti is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including 'Rocky', 'For Your Eyes Only', 'Dynasty' and 'The Right Stuff', the latter of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He also received nominations in the Best Original Song category for "Gonna Fly Now" from 'Rocky' and for the... Wikipedia
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Peter Corris (May 8, 1942-)

Peter Robert Corris)is an Australian academic, historian, journalist and a novelist of historical and crime fiction. As crime fiction writer, he has been described as "the Godfather of contemporary Australian crime-writing". Wikipedia
Stawell, Victoria, Australia

Suzanne Cory (March 11, 1942-)

Suzanne Cory, AC, FAA, FRS is a distinguished Australian molecular biologist. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Margaret Court

Margaret Court (July 16, 1942-)

Margaret Court, also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired World No. 1 professional tennis player and Christian minister from Australia. She is best known for her sporting career, in which she amassed more Major titles than any other player in history. Wikipedia
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford (January 19, 1942-)

Michael Crawford is an English actor and singer. He has received great critical acclaim and won numerous awards during his career, which covers radio, television, film, and stagework on both London's West End and on Broadway in New York City. Wikipedia
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942-November 4, 2008)

John Michael Crichton, MD was an American best-selling author, physician, producer, director and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Andraé Crouch

Andraé Crouch (July 1, 1942-January 8, 2015)

Andraé Edward Crouch was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor. Referred to as "the father of modern gospel music" by contemporary Christian and gospel music professionals, Crouch was known for his compositions "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power", "My Tribute" and "Soon and Very Soon". In secular music, he... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Roger Crozier

Roger Crozier (March 16, 1942-January 11, 1996)

Roger Allan Crozier was a Canadian professional hockey goaltender who played fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals. During his career, Crozier was named to the NHL First All-Star Team once, was a Calder Memorial Trophy winner, and was the first player ever to win the Conn... Wikipedia
Bracebridge, ON, CAN
Wilmington, DE, USA

Carlos Cruz (television presenter) (March 24, 1942-)

Carlos Cruz GCIH is a Portuguese former television presenter who has been convicted on charges of child sexual abuse. Wikipedia
Torres Novas, Portugal
Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish (March 13, 1942-August 9, 2008)

Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. In his work, Palestine became a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile. He has been described as incarnating and reflecting "the tradition of... Wikipedia
al-Birwa, British Mandate of Palestine
Houston, Texas, United States
Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee (April 23, 1942-February 20, 2005)

Sandra Dee was an American actress. Dee began her career as a model and progressed to film. Best known for her portrayal of ingenues, Dee won a Golden Globe Award in 1959 as one of the year's most promising newcomers, and over several years her films were popular. By the late 1960s her career had started to decline, and a highly publicized marriage... Wikipedia
Bayonne, New Jersey,U.S.
Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.

Thomas Del Ruth (May 1, 1942-)

Thomas Del Ruth, ASC is an American cinematographer. He was born on May 1, 1942 in Beverly Hills, California, United States. He is the son of film director Roy Del Ruth, and actress Winnie Lightner. He was educated at the University of Southern California and began working as a commercial print model and actor after serving as a paratrooper in the... Wikipedia
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, in the United States of America
Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany (April 1, 1942-)

Samuel Ray Delany, Jr., Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction, memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett (March 28, 1942-)

Daniel Clement Dennett III is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields related to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942-May 16, 2010)

Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He founded/fronted numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture and is known for his medieval themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful versatile vocal range capable of... Wikipedia
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.
Los Angeles
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942-April 4, 2013)

Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the 'Chicago Sun-Times' from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2010, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert... Wikipedia
Urbana, Illinois, US
Chicago, Illinois, US
Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei (June 17, 1942-)

Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei is an Egyptian law scholar and diplomat who was the last Vice President of Egypt serving on an acting basis from 14 July 2013 until his resignation on 14 August 2013. Wikipedia
Cairo, Egypt
Ann Elder

Ann Elder (September 21, 1942-)

Ann Elder is an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter. She won Emmy awards also for comedy writing. She also wrote for 'Mama's Family' as well. Elder appeared several times on 'The Match Game' during its run in the 1970s, as well as being a regular on Laugh In in the early 1970s. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Patricia Elliott (July 21, 1942-)

Patricia Elliott is an American actress. She graduated from South High School, Denver. Wikipedia
Gunnison, Colorado, U.S.
Robert F. Engle

Robert F. Engle (November 10, 1942-)

Robert Fry Engle III is an American economist and the winner of the 2003 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, sharing the award with Clive Granger, "for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility". Wikipedia
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Phil Esposito

Phil Esposito (February 20, 1942-)

Philip Anthony Esposito, OC is a former Canadian professional ice hockey centre. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. He is considered one of the best to have ever played in the NHL, and is the older brother of fellow Hall-of-Famer... Wikipedia
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN

Eusébio (January 25, 1942-January 5, 2014)

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM was a Mozambican-born Portuguese football forward. He is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches. Wikipedia
Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique)
Lisbon, Portugal
Linda Evans

Linda Evans (November 18, 1942-)

Linda Evans is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. In the 1960s, she gained notice for playing Audra Barkley in the Western television series, 'The Big Valley'. However she is most prominently known for the role of Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC prime time soap opera 'Dynasty', a role she played from 1981 to 1989. Wikipedia
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

Nancy Fleming (May 20, 1942-)

Nancy Anne Fleming won the Miss America crown in 1961. Wikipedia

Maria Fletcher (June 23, 1942-)

Maria Beale Fletcher was Miss America 1962. Wikipedia
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford (July 13, 1942-)

Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original 'Star Wars' epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the 'Indiana Jones' film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in the 1982 neo-noir dystopian science fiction film 'Blade Runner', John... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942-)

Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin... Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Jim Fregosi

Jim Fregosi (April 4, 1942-February 14, 2014)

James Louis Fregosi was a Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. During an 18-year baseball career, he played from 1961–1978 for four different teams, primarily the Los Angeles and California Angels. In that franchise's first eleven years of play, he became its first star as the team's most productive and popular player. He led the American... Wikipedia
San Francisco, California
Miami, Florida

Akira Fujishima (March 10, 1942-)

Akira Fujishima is a Japanese chemist, professor emeritus, University of Tokyo known for significant contributions to the discovery and research of photocatalytic and superhydrophilic properties of titanium dioxide. Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan
Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi (June 7, 1942-October 20, 2011)

Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary and politician who 'de facto' ruled Libya for 42 years. Taking power in a 1969 coup d'etat, he ruled as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the "Brother Leader" of the Great Socialist People's Libyan... Wikipedia
Qasr Abu Hadi
Sirte, Libya

André Gagnon (August 2, 1942-)

André Gagnon, OC, a renowned Canadian composer, conductor, arranger, and actor was born 1 August 1942 in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada. The youngest of nineteen children, Gagnon began composing at the age of six and according to the Canadian Encyclopedia, "He took theory lessons with Léon Destroismaisons in Ste. Anne-de-la-Pocatière... Wikipedia
Saint-Pacome, Quebec, Canada
Gloria Gaither

Gloria Gaither (March 4, 1942-)

Gloria Gaither is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and together they have written more than 700 songs. She performed, traveled and recorded with the Bill Gaither Trio from 1965 through 1985. Since 1990, she has served as a performer, recording artist, songwriter, scriptwriter and... Wikipedia
Michigan, United States

Helen Garner (November 7, 1942-)

Helen Garner is an Australian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Wikipedia
Geelong, Australia
Peter Gent

Peter Gent (August 23, 1942-September 30, 2011)

George Davis Peter Gent was a Michigan State University basketball player and National Football League wide receiver turned novelist. Wikipedia
Bangor, Michigan
Bangor, Michigan
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. (March 1, 1942-)

Louis Vincent Gerstner, Jr. is an American businessman, best known for his tenure as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of IBM from April 1993 until 2002 when he retired as CEO in March and chairman in December. He is largely credited with turning around IBM's fortunes. Wikipedia
Mineola, New York, U.S.
Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil (June 26, 1942-)

Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, better known as Gilberto Gil, is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political commitment. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of... Wikipedia
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Sheila Gish

Sheila Gish (April 23, 1942-March 9, 2005)

Sheila Gish was a British stage and screen actress. For her role in the 1995 London revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical 'Company', she won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. Her film appearances included a 'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg', 'Quartet', 'Highlander' and 'Mansfield Park' On television, she starred in the... Wikipedia
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom

Julie Goodyear (March 29, 1942-)

Julie Goodyear, MBE is an English television actress and media personality. She is known for playing pub landlady Bet Lynch on British soap opera 'Coronation Street'. Wikipedia
Bury, Lancashire, England, UK
Mamoni Raisom Goswami

Mamoni Raisom Goswami (November 14, 1942-November 29, 2011)

Indira Goswami, known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and popularly as Mamoni Baideo, was an Assamese editor, poet, professor, scholar and writer. Wikipedia
Guwahati, India
GMCH, Guwahati, Assam, India
Ann Graybiel

Ann Graybiel (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Ann Martin Graybiel is an Institute Professor and a faculty member in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. She is an expert on the basal ganglia and the neurophysiology of habit formation, and her work is relevant to... Wikipedia
Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway (April 5, 1942-)

Peter Greenaway, CBE is a British film director. His films are noted for the distinct influence of Renaissance and Baroque painting, and Flemish painting in particular. Common traits in his film are the scenic composition and illumination and the contrasts of costume and nudity, nature and architecture, furniture and people, sexual pleasure and... Wikipedia
Newport, Wales, UK
Robert H. Grubbs

Robert H. Grubbs (February 27, 1942-)

Robert Howard Grubbs is an American chemist and Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Possum Trot, Kentucky USA
Michael Gwisdek

Michael Gwisdek (January 14, 1942-)

Michael Gwisdek is a German actor and film director. He has appeared in over 130 films and television shows since 1968. His debut film as a director, 'Treffen in Travers', was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. His 1998 film 'The Big Mambo' was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. The... Wikipedia
Berlin-Weissensee, Germany
John P. Hammond

John P. Hammond (November 13, 1942-)

John Paul Hammond is an American blues singer and guitarist. The son of record producer John H. Hammond, he is sometimes referred to as "John Hammond, Jr.". Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Peter Handke

Peter Handke (December 6, 1942-)

Peter Handke is an Austrian novelist, playwright and political activist. His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes. His writings about the Yugoslav Wars and subsequent NATO bombing of Yugoslavia with criticism of the Western position and his speech at the funeral of Slobodan Milošević have caused controversy. Wikipedia
Griffen, Austria
Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke (March 23, 1942-)

Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as 'Caché', 'Funny Games', 'The White Ribbon' and 'Amour'. His films often document the discontent and estrangement experienced by individuals in modern society. Haneke has worked in television‚ theatre and cinema. He is also known for raising social issues in... Wikipedia
Munich, Germany
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking (January 8, 1942-)

Stephen William Hawking born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and... Wikipedia
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes (August 20, 1942-August 10, 2008)

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers,... Wikipedia
Covington, Tennessee, U.S.
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942-September 18, 1970)

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him... Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington
London, England

Susan Hill (February 5, 1942-)

Susan Hill CBE is an English author of fiction and non-fiction works. Her novels include 'The Woman in Black', 'The Mist in the Mirror' and 'I'm the King of the Castle' for which she received the Somerset Maugham Award in 1971. Wikipedia
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Nurit Hirsh

Nurit Hirsh (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Nurit Hirsh is an Israeli composer, arranger and conductor who has written over a thousand Hebrew songs. Two of her most famous and widely songs are 'Ba-Shanah ha-Ba’ah', and 'Oseh Shalom bi-Meromav'. Wikipedia
Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins (October 26, 1942-April 29, 2014)

Robert William "Bob" Hoskins was an English actor known for playing Cockneys and gangsters. He was known for his lead roles in 'The Long Good Friday', 'Mona Lisa', 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', 'Mermaids', and 'Super Mario Bros.', and supporting performances in 'Brazil', 'Hook', 'Nixon', 'Mrs. Henderson Presents', 'A Christmas Carol', 'Made in... Wikipedia
Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
London, England

Michel Host (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Michel Host is a French writer. Wikipedia
Paulin J. Hountondji

Paulin J. Hountondji (April 11, 1942-)

Paulin Hountondji is a Beninese philosopher and politician. Wikipedia
Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Charlayne Hunter-Gault (February 27, 1942-)

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an American journalist and former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, and the Public Broadcasting Service. Wikipedia
Due West, South Carolina, United States
John Irving

John Irving (March 2, 1942-)

John Winslow Irving, is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Wikipedia
Exeter, New Hampshire
Roger Jackson

Roger Jackson (January 14, 1942-)

Roger Charles Jackson is a Canadian academic and Olympic gold medalist rower. He won the only gold medal for Canada at the 1964 Summer Olympics, in the coxless pair with George Hungerford. The same year they were awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy. Jackson also competed at the 1968 Olympics and finished eleventh in the single sculls event. At the 1972... Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Rudolf Jaenisch

Rudolf Jaenisch (April 22, 1942-)

Rudolf Jaenisch is a Professor of Biology at MIT and a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is a pioneer of transgenic science, in which an animal’s genetic makeup is altered. Jaenisch has focused on creating genetically modified mice to study cancer and neurological diseases. Wikipedia
Wölfelsgrund, Lower Silesia
Ferguson Jenkins

Ferguson Jenkins (December 13, 1942-)

Ferguson Arthur "Fergie" Jenkins, Jr., CM is a Canadian former professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Boston Red Sox, from 1965 through 1983. He also played basketball in the off-season for the Harlem Globetrotters from 1967 to 1969, and pitched two... Wikipedia
Chatham, Ontario
Erica Jong

Erica Jong (March 26, 1942-)

Erica Jong is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry, and particularly for her 1973 novel 'Fear of Flying'. The book became famously controversial for its attitudes towards female sexuality and figured prominently in the development of second-wave feminism. According to 'Washington Post', it has sold more than 20... Wikipedia
New York City United States
Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942-December 3, 1999)

Madeline Kahn was an American actress, comedian and singer. A two-time Academy Award nominee, she also won an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor (August 7, 1942-)

Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor is an American author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show 'A Prairie Home Companion'. Keillor created the fictional Minnesota town Lake Wobegon, the setting of many of his books, including 'Lake Wobegon Days 'and 'Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake... Wikipedia
Anoka, Minnesota

Jack Keller (poker player) (December 29, 1942-December 5, 2003)

Jack Keller was a professional poker player. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1994. Wikipedia
Tunica, Mississippi

Don Kessinger (July 17, 1942-)

Donald Eulon Kessinger is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop from to for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox. A six-time All-Star, he was a light-hitting, defensive specialist who spent the majority of his career as the Chicago Cubs starting... Wikipedia
Forrest City, Arkansas
Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna (December 29, 1942-July 18, 2012)

Rajesh Khanna was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He is referred to as the "first superstar" and the "original superstar" of Indian cinema. He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films in the period 1969 to 1971. In 1974, BBC made a film on him, titled Bombay Superstar. Wikipedia
Amritsar, Punjab
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Carole King

Carole King (February 9, 1942-)

Carole King is a Grammy Award-winning New York-born composer and singer-songwriter. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States

William Hugh Kling (April 29, 1942-)

William Hugh Kling is an American businessman who created Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. He was also a founding Board Director of National Public Radio and the founding Chairman and president of Public Radio International. Kling is a social media entrepreneur who built both successful non-profit public media companies and for... Wikipedia

Wolfgang Krätschmer (August 6, 1942-)

Wolfgang Krätschmer is a German physicist. Wikipedia
Abdellatif Laabi

Abdellatif Laabi (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Abdellatif Laâbi is a Moroccan poet, born in 1942 in Fes, Morocco. Wikipedia
Fes, Morocco
David Lange

David Lange (August 4, 1942-August 13, 2005)

David Russell Lange, ONZ, CH, served as the 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1984 to 1989. He headed New Zealand's fourth Labour Government, one of the most reforming administrations in his country's history, but one which did not always conform to traditional expectations of a social-democrat party. He had a reputation for cutting wit and... Wikipedia
Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
Middlemore, Auckland, New Zealand
Ranee Lee

Ranee Lee (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Ranee Lee, CM is a Canadian jazz vocalist and musician who resides in Montreal, Quebec. She is also an actor, author, educator and television host. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson (April 6, 1942-)

Barry Levinson is an American screenwriter, Academy Award winning film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His most notable works include acclaimed films such as the comedy-drama 'Diner', the sports drama 'The Natural', the war-comedy 'Good Morning, Vietnam', the crime drama 'Bugsy', and the political black comedy 'Wag the Dog'.... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Christopher Llewellyn Smith

Christopher Llewellyn Smith (November 19, 1942-)

Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith FRS completed his D.Phil. in theoretical physics at New College, Oxford in 1967. Thereafter he worked at the Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow, CERN and then the SLAC before returning to Oxford in 1974. Llewellyn Smith was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1984. Wikipedia
António Lobo Antunes

António Lobo Antunes (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

António Lobo Antunes, GCSE, MD; born 1 September 1942) is a Portuguese novelist and medical doctor. He has been named as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Wikipedia
Barry B. Longyear

Barry B. Longyear (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

Barry B. Longyear is a United States writer and novelist who resides in Maine. Wikipedia
Taj Mahal (musician)

Taj Mahal (musician) (May 17, 1942-)

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American blues musician. He often incorporates elements of world music into his works. A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo and harmonica, Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of... Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, United States

Marjorie Margolies (June 21, 1942-)

Marjorie Margolies, formerly known as Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and a women's rights activist. She is a former journalist and a Democratic politician. From 1993 to 1995, she was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason (April 3, 1942-)

Marsha Mason is an American actress and director. She is a four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Sam Mastrogiannis (March 2, 1942-)

Stamatis A. "Sam" Mastrogiannis is a Greek American professional poker player who won two bracelets at the World Series of Poker. Wikipedia
John Mather (mathematician)

John Mather (mathematician) (June 9, 1942-)

John Norman Mather is a mathematician at Princeton University known for his work on singularity theory and Hamiltonian dynamics. He is descended from Atherton Mather, a cousin of Cotton Mather. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California

Jacquelyn Mayer (August 20, 1942-)

Jacquelyn Jeanne "Jackie" Mayer is a former Miss Ohio 1962 and Miss America 1963 and currently travels the United States as a motivational speaker, noted for her recovery from a near-fatal stroke suffered at age 28. Wikipedia
Sandusky, Ohio
Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942-December 26, 1999)

Curtis Lee Mayfield was a soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Roswell, Georgia, United States
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney (June 18, 1942-)

Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as the bassist of British rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the... Wikipedia
Liverpool, England

Brian McConnachie (December 23, 1942-)

Brian McConnachie is an American actor, comedy writer, and children's book author. In 1982, he won an Emmy Award as part of the writing team for 'SCTV Network', and in 1979 he was nominated for an Emmy as part of the writing team for 'Saturday Night Live'. Wikipedia
Garrison, New York

Brian McEniff (December 1, 1942-)

Brian McEniff is a former Gaelic football manager. Regarded as a Gaelic football Godfather-type figure, the high point of his managerial career was his masterminding of Donegal's 1992 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final victory over Dublin. In his most recent spell as manager of his county team he led them to the All-Ireland Senior... Wikipedia
Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland
Donna McKechnie

Donna McKechnie (November 16, 1942-)

Donna McKechnie is an American musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She is known for her professional and personal relationship with choreographer Michael Bennett, with whom she collaborated on her most noted role, "Cassie" from the musical 'A Chorus Line', for which she earned the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in... Wikipedia
Pontiac, Michigan, USA

Dan McKenzie (geophysicist) (February 21, 1942-)

Dan Peter McKenzie, CH, FRS is a Professor of Geophysics at the University of Cambridge, and one-time head of the Bullard Laboratories of the Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences. He wrote the first paper defining the principles of plate tectonics, and his early work on mantle convection created the modern discussion of planetary interiors. Wikipedia
Ian McShane

Ian McShane (September 29, 1942-)

Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Wikipedia
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk (November 20, 1942-)

Meredith Jane Monk is an American composer, performer, director, vocalist, filmmaker, and choreographer. Since the 1960s, Monk has created multi-disciplinary works which combine music, theatre, and dance, recording extensively for ECM Records. Wikipedia
Lima, Peru

Andy Montañez (May 7, 1942-)

Andrés Montañez, better known as Andy Montañez, is a salsa singer from Puerto Rico. Wikipedia

Vasco Graça Moura (January 3, 1942-April 27, 2014)

Vasco Navarro da Graça Moura, GCSE was a Portuguese lawyer, writer, translator and politician, son of Francisco José da Graça Moura and wife Maria Teresa Amado da Cunha Seixas Navarro de Castro, of Northern Portugal bourgeoisie. Wikipedia
Foz do Douro, Porto, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
Charlotte Mutsaers

Charlotte Mutsaers (November 2, 1942-)

Charlotte Jacoba Maria Mutsaers is a Dutch painter, prose writer and essayist. She won the Constantijn Huygens Prize and the P. C. Hooft Award for her literary oeuvre. Wikipedia
Utrecht, Netherlands
Reza Naji

Reza Naji (December 26, 1942-)

Reza Naji is an Iranian actor and an iconic figure of Iranian cinema. Wikipedia
Tabriz, Iran
Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento (October 26, 1942-)

Milton Nascimento is a prominent Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist. Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith (December 30, 1942-)

Robert Michael Nesmith is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series 'The Monkees'. Nesmith is a songwriter, including "Different Drum", and executive producer of the cult film 'Repo Man'. In 1981, Nesmith won the... Wikipedia
Houston, Texas

Robyn Nevin (September 25, 1942-)

Robyn Anne Nevin AM, is an Australian actress, director and former head of the Sydney Theatre Company. Wikipedia
Melbourne, Australia
Mike Newell (director)

Mike Newell (director) (March 28, 1942-)

Michael Cormac "Mike" Newell is an English director and producer of motion pictures for film and television. Newell won the 1994 BAFTA Award for Best Direction for 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'. Wikipedia
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (October 20, 1942-)

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is a German biologist. She won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1991 and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995, together with Eric Wieschaus and Edward B. Lewis, for their research on the genetic control of embryonic development. Today she lives in Bebenhausen, Germany. Wikipedia
Magdeburg, Germany

Otto Penzler (July 8, 1942-)

Otto Penzler is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives. Wikipedia
Michael Pepper

Michael Pepper (August 10, 1942-)

Sir Michael Pepper, FRS, FREng is a British physicist notable for his work in semiconductor nanostructures. Wikipedia
Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini (January 5, 1942-)

Maurizio Pollini is an Italian classical pianist. Wikipedia
Stanley B. Prusiner

Stanley B. Prusiner (May 28, 1942-)

Stanley Benjamin Prusiner M.D is an American neurologist and biochemist. Currently the director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of California, San Francisco. Prusiner discovered prions, a class of infectious self-reproducing pathogens primarily or solely composed of protein. He received the Albert Lasker Award for... Wikipedia
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Lou Reed

Lou Reed (March 2, 1942-October 27, 2013)

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Southampton, New York, United States
Willis Reed

Willis Reed (June 25, 1942-)

Willis Reed, Jr. is a retired American basketball player, coach and general manager. He spent his entire professional playing career with the New York Knicks. In 1982, Reed was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was voted one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History". Wikipedia
Hico, Louisiana
Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow

Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow (June 23, 1942-)

Martin John Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, Kt, OM, FRS, HonFREng FMedSci is a British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He has been Astronomer Royal since 1995 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012 and President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010. Wikipedia
York, England, UK
Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick (March 5, 1942-)

Michael Diamond Resnick is an American science fiction writer under the name Mike Resnick. He was executive editor of Jim Baen's Universe. Wikipedia
David Ritz

David Ritz (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

David Ritz is an American author who has written more than 50 books. In addition to his work as a co-author of autobiographies for a range of entertainers from Ray Charles to Don Rickles, he has written lyrics, novels, profiles, critical essays and over a hundred liner notes for artists such as Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sarah Vaughan and... Wikipedia
New York, NY

Anita Roddick (October 23, 1942-September 10, 2007)

Dame Anita Roddick, DBE was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of 'The Body Shop', a cosmetics company producing and retailing beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism. The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the first... Wikipedia
Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
Chichester, West Sussex, England

Howard Rosenberg (June 10, 1942-)

Howard Rosenberg is a retired TV critic for the 'Los Angeles Times'. He worked there for 25 years and won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Rosenberg coined the term 'mixed martial arts', or MMA, in the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship event at UFC 1 in November 1993. In recent years he has written the book 'No Time to Think: The Menace of... Wikipedia

David Rumelhart (June 12, 1942-March 13, 2011)

David Everett Rumelhart was an American psychologist who made many contributions to the formal analysis of human cognition, working primarily within the frameworks of mathematical psychology, symbolic artificial intelligence, and parallel distributed processing. He also admired formal linguistic approaches to cognition, and explored the possibility... Wikipedia
Wessington Springs
Chelsea, Michigan
Leon Russell

Leon Russell (April 2, 1942-)

Leon Russell is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music. Wikipedia
Lawton, Oklahoma
Bert Sakmann

Bert Sakmann (June 12, 1942-)

Bert Sakmann is a German cell physiologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Erwin Neher in 1991 for their work on "the function of single ion channels in cells," and invention of the patch clamp. Bert Sakmann was Professor at Heidelberg University and is an Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Medical... Wikipedia
Ali Abdullah Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh (March 21, 1942-)

Ali Abdullah Saleh is a Yemeni politician who was President of Yemen from 1990 to 2012. Saleh previously served as President of North Yemen from 1978 until unification with South Yemen in 1990. Wikipedia
Bayt al-Ahmar
Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese (November 17, 1942-)

Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinema history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in... Wikipedia
Flushing, New York, United States

John Seale (October 5, 1942-)

John Clement Seale A.C.S. A.S.C. is an Australian cinematographer. He won an Oscar for his work in the 1996 film 'The English Patient'. He is a member of both the Australian Cinematographers Society and the American Society of Cinematographers. Wikipedia
Warwick, Queensland, Australia

Ananda Shankar (December 11, 1942-March 26, 1999)

Ananda Shankar Roy was a Bengali musician best known for fusing Western and Eastern musical styles. He was married to Tanusree Shankar. Wikipedia
Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake (June 28, 1942-)

Alfred Rupert Sheldrake is an English author, public speaker, and researcher in the field of parapsychology, known for his "morphic resonance" concept. He worked as a biochemist and cell biologist at Cambridge University from 1967 to 1973 and as principal plant physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics... Wikipedia
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
Eric Shinseki

Eric Shinseki (November 28, 1942-)

Eric Ken Shinseki is a retired United States Army four-star general who has served as the seventh United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs since 2009. His final U.S. Army post was as the 34th Chief of Staff of the Army. He is a veteran of combat in the Vietnam War, where he sustained a foot injury. Wikipedia
Lihue, Territory of Hawaii

David K. Shipler (December 3, 1942-)

David K. Shipler is an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction in 1987 for 'Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land'. He also wrote the book 'The Working Poor: Invisible in America'. He is a former foreign correspondent of 'The New York Times'. Wikipedia
Chatham, New Jersey
Christopher A. Sims

Christopher A. Sims (October 21, 1942-)

Christopher Albert "Chris" Sims is an American econometrician and macroeconomist. He is currently the John F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University. Together with Thomas Sargent, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2011. The award cited their "empirical research on cause and effect in the... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C.
Jerry Sloan

Jerry Sloan (March 28, 1942-)

Gerald Eugene "Jerry" Sloan, is an American former National Basketball Association player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. NBA commissioner David Stern called Sloan "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history." Sloan had a career regular-season win–loss record of 1,221–803, placing him third all-time... Wikipedia
McLeansboro, Illinois, USA
Julie Sommars

Julie Sommars (April 15, 1942-)

Julie Sommars is an American actress. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in 'The Governor & J.J.' in 1970, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for 'Matlock' in 1990. Wikipedia
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (February 24, 1942-)

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is a University Professor at Columbia University, where she is a founding member of the school's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She is best known for the essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?," considered a founding text of postcolonialism, and for her translation of and introduction to Jacques Derrida's 'De... Wikipedia
Calcutta, British India

Mickey Stanley (July 20, 1942-)

Mitchell Jack "Mickey" Stanley was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire career in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers from 1964-1978. Stanley was known as a superb defensive outfielder over his 15-year career, though he is best remembered for the last few weeks of the 1968 season. Wikipedia
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach (February 5, 1942-)

Roger Thomas Staubach is former star National Football League quarterback and current businessman. Wikipedia
Cincinnati, Ohio
David Steinberg

David Steinberg (August 9, 1942-)

David Steinberg is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer, director, and author. At the height of his popularity, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was one of the best-known comics in the United States. He appeared on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' more than 130 times and served as guest host 12 times, the youngest person ever to... Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

David Stout (<a href="/born/year/1942" title="Celebrities Born in 1942">1942</a>-)

David Stout is a journalist and author of mystery novels, two of which have been turned into TV movies, and of non-fiction about violent crime. For his first novel, 'Carolina Skeletons', he won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel. Wikipedia
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand (April 24, 1942-)

Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. During a career spanning six decades, she has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment, winning numerous awards, which has earned her recognition as Mother of All Contemporary Pop Divas or Queen of The Divas. She has been recognized with two Academy Awards,... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Bob Stupak

Bob Stupak (April 6, 1942-September 25, 2009)

Robert Edward "Bob" Stupak was a Las Vegas casino owner and entrepreneur. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
John Sulston

John Sulston (March 27, 1942-)

Sir John Edward Sulston FRS is a British biologist. For his work on the cell lineage and genome of the nematode 'Caenorhabditis elegans', he was jointly awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sydney Brenner and H. Robert Horvitz. he is Chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester. Wikipedia
Cambridge, England

Karen Sunde (July 18, 1942-)

Karen Sunde is a playwright and a screenwriter, who began her career as an actress.
Wausau, Wisconsin
Steve Tesich

Steve Tesich (September 29, 1942-July 1, 1996)

Stojan Steve Tesich was a Serbian-American screenwriter, playwright and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1979 for the movie 'Breaking Away'. Wikipedia
Užice, Yugoslavia
Sydney, Nova Scotia
John Thaw

John Thaw (January 3, 1942-February 21, 2002)

John Edward Thaw, CBE was an English actor. He appeared in a range of television, stage, and cinema roles, his most popular being television series such as 'Inspector Morse', 'Redcap', 'The Sweeney', 'Home to Roost', and 'Kavanagh QC'. Wikipedia
Longsight, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Luckington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson (November 29, 1942-)

Margaret "Maggie" Thompson, is a former librarian, longtime editor of the now-defunct 'Comics Buyer's Guide', science fiction fan and collector of comics. Wikipedia
Jerzy Trela

Jerzy Trela (March 14, 1942-)

Jerzy Trela is a Polish actor. In 2003 he starred in the film 'An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God' under Jerzy Hoffman. He is also known for 'White', 'Quo Vadis' and 'Ida'. Wikipedia
Margarethe von Trotta

Margarethe von Trotta (February 21, 1942-)

Margarethe von Trotta is a German film director who has been referred to as a "leading force" of the New German Cinema movement. Von Trotta boasts an impressive body of work that has won her awards all over the world in the last forty years. She was married to and collaborated with director Volker Schlöndorff. Although they made a successful team,... Wikipedia
Berlin, Germany
Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull (April 8, 1942-)

Douglas Huntley Trumbull is an American film director, special effects supervisor, and inventor. He contributed to, or was responsible for, the special photographic effects of '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture', 'Blade Runner' and 'The Tree of Life', and directed the movies 'Silent... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, US
Rita Tushingham

Rita Tushingham (March 14, 1942-)

Rita Tushingham is an English actress best known for her starring roles in 1960s films including 'A Taste of Honey', 'The Knack …and How to Get It', 'Doctor Zhivago' and 'Smashing Time'. Wikipedia
Garston, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Karen Uhlenbeck

Karen Uhlenbeck (August 24, 1942-)

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck is a professor and Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chairholder in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas in Austin. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Andrew Vachss

Andrew Vachss (October 19, 1942-)

Andrew Henry Vachss is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. He is also a founder and national advisory board member of PROTECT. Wikipedia
Manhattan, NY
Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso (August 7, 1942-)

Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso, better known as Caetano Veloso, is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military... Wikipedia
Santo Amaro, Bahia, Brazil

Triztán Vindtorn (July 31, 1942-March 4, 2009)

Triztán Vindtorn, born Kjell Erik Larsen, was a Norwegian poet and performance artist from Drammen. He made his literary debut with the poetry collection 'Sentrifuge' in 1970. Wikipedia

Cynthia Voigt (February 25, 1942-)

Cynthia Voigt is an American writer of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, racism and child abuse. Her first book in the Tillerman family series, 'Homecoming', was nominated for several international prizes and adapted as a 1996 film. Her novel 'Dicey's Song' won the 1983 Newbery Medal. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace (November 1, 1942-October 25, 2013)

Marcia Karen Wallace was an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and game show panelist, primarily known for her roles in television situation comedies. She is perhaps best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester on the 1970s sitcom 'The Bob Newhart Show', and as the voice of elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel on the animated... Wikipedia
Creston, Iowa, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Herbjørg Wassmo

Herbjørg Wassmo (December 6, 1942-)

Herbjørg Wassmo is a Norwegian author. Wikipedia

Robert Weinberg (November 11, 1942-)

Robert Allan Weinberg is a biologist Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, director of the Ludwig Center of the MIT and American Cancer Society Research Professor; his research is in the area of oncogenes and the genetic basis of human cancer. Wikipedia

David Williamson (February 19, 1942-)

David Keith Williamson, AO is one of Australia's best-known dramatists and playwrights. He has also written screenplays and teleplays. Wikipedia
Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson (June 20, 1942-)

Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. Because of his unorthodox approaches to song composition and... Wikipedia
Hawthorne, California
Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942-April 6, 1998)

Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally by her stage name Tammy Wynette was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers. She was an American icon and a country music icon. Wikipedia
Itawamba County, Mississippi, U.S.
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Michael Zaslow (November 1, 1942-December 6, 1998)

Michael Joel Zaslow was an American actor. He was best known for his role as villain Roger Thorpe on CBS's 'Guiding Light', a role he played from 1971 to 1980 and again from 1989 to 1997. Wikipedia
Inglewood, California
New York City
Gary Zukav

Gary Zukav (October 17, 1942-)

Gary Zukav is an American spiritual teacher and the author of four consecutive New York Times Best Sellers. Beginning in 1998, he appeared more than 30 times on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' to discuss transformation in human consciousness concepts presented in his book 'The Seat of the Soul'. His first book, 'The Dancing Wu Li Masters', won a U.S.... Wikipedia
Port Arthur, Texas, USA

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