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Leonard Adleman

Leonard Adleman (December 31, 1945-)

Leonard Max Adleman is an American theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science and molecular biology at the University of Southern California. He is known for being a co-inventor of the RSA cryptosystem in 1977, and of DNA computing. RSA is in widespread use in security applications, including https. Wikipedia
California, U.S.
Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar (January 17, 1945-)

Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo credited as Salim-Javed between 1971 to 1982. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award and he won 13 Filmfare Awards. Wikipedia
Gwalior state, India
Gianni Amelio

Gianni Amelio (January 20, 1945-)

Gianni Amelio is an Italian film director. Wikipedia
San Pietro di Magisano, Catanzaro
Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis (May 14, 1945-)

Francesca Annis is an English actress. She is known for films such as 'Dune' and television series such as 'Reckless', 'Wives and Daughters', 'Cranford', and 'Deceit'. Wikipedia
Kensington, London, England

Tariq Anwar (film editor) (September 21, 1945-)

Tariq Anwar is an Indian-born film editor whose credits include 'Center Stage', 'The Good Shepherd', 'Sylvia', 'Oppenheimer', and 'American Beauty', for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and won two BAFTA Awards. He has also been nominated for Academy Award in 2011 for editing 'The King's Speech'. He is now based in the United States and... Wikipedia
Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi (June 19, 1945-)

# Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament . She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for... Wikipedia
Rangoon, Myanmar
Ramón Ayala

Ramón Ayala (December 8, 1945-)

Ramón Ayala is a Mexican musician, composer, and songwriter of Norteño and Conjunto music. Known as the "King of the Accordion," Ayala has recorded over 105 albums for which he has received four Grammy Awards. Additionally, Ayala has been featured in thirteen movies. A legend of norteño music, Ayala is one of the most recognized and best-selling... Wikipedia
Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Paule Baillargeon (July 19, 1945-)

Paule Baillargeon is a Quebec actress and film director. She won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film 'I've Heard the Mermaids Singing', and was a nominee for Best Director for 'Le Sexe des étoiles'. Wikipedia
Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban (August 16, 1945-)

Robert Elmer "Bob" Balaban is an American actor, author, producer, and director. He was one of the producers nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for 'Gosford Park', which he also appeared in. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Brendan Balfe (September 19, 1945-)

Brendan Balfe is an Irish radio personality, who has been on-air consistently for more than 40 years on RTÉ. Comedy has been a feature of many of Balfe's programmes. He has won three International Awards for radio comedy and his "Pathetic News" feature on 'Balfe Street', was the only original satire on Irish radio for many years. Wikipedia
John Banville

John Banville (December 8, 1945-)

William John Banville, who writes as John Banville and sometimes as Benjamin Black, is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter. Recognised for his precise, cold, forensic prose style, Nabokovian inventiveness, and for the dark humour of his generally arch narrators, Banville is considered to be "one of the most imaginative literary... Wikipedia
Wexford, Ireland
Franco Battiato

Franco Battiato (March 23, 1945-)

Francesco "Franco" Battiato is a Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato's songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes. Wikipedia
Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer (September 11, 1945-)

Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German football manager, and former player, nicknamed 'Der Kaiser' because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the pitch, and also his first name "Franz". He is generally regarded as one of the greatest German footballers of all time and one of the most decorated footballers in the history of the game.... Wikipedia
Munich, Germany

David Bellos (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

David Bellos is an English-born translator and biographer. Bellos currently teaches French and Comparative literature at Princeton University in the United States. He is also director of Princeton's Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. Wikipedia

Andrew Birkin (December 9, 1945-)

Andrew Timothy Birkin is an English screenwriter, director and occasional actor. He was born the only son of Lieutenant-Commander David Birkin and his wife, the actress Judy Campbell. One of his sisters is the actress and singer Jane Birkin. Wikipedia
Chelsea, London, England
Michael Bishop (author)

Michael Bishop (author) (November 12, 1945-)

Michael Lawson Bishop is an American writer. Over four decades and in more than thirty books, he has created a "body of work that stands among the most admired and influential in modern science fiction and fantasy literature." Wikipedia
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Michael Blake (author)

Michael Blake (author) (July 5, 1945-May 2, 2015)

Michael Lennox Blake was an American author, best known for the film adaptation of his novel 'Dances with Wolves'. Wikipedia
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
Tuscon, Arizona, United States

Nancy Bond (January 8, 1945-)

Nancy Barbara Bond is an American author of children's literature. In 1977 her first book, a fantasy novel set in Wales called 'A String in the Harp', received a Newbery honor and the Welsh Tir na n-Og Award. Wikipedia
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar (December 4, 1945-)

Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific, and medical communities. Wikipedia
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Neal Boortz

Neal Boortz (April 6, 1945-)

Neal A. Boortz, Jr. is an American radio host, author, and self-described libertarian political commentator. His nationally syndicated talk show, 'The Neal Boortz Show', airs throughout the United States on Dial Global. It is ranked seventh in overall listeners, with more than 4.25 million per week. The content of the show centers on politics,... Wikipedia
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States

Benny Borg (November 13, 1945-)

Benny Borg is a Swedish singer and composer. Wikipedia
Barry Bostwick

Barry Bostwick (February 24, 1945-)

Barry Knapp Bostwick is an American stage and screen actor. He is known for playing Brad Majors in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. He replaced Peter Scolari as Mr. Tyler in the sitcom 'What I Like About You', as well as portraying Mayor Randall Winston in the sitcom 'Spin City' and the father of the President in the TV series 'Scandal'. Bostwick... Wikipedia
San Mateo, California, U.S.
Larry Bowa

Larry Bowa (December 6, 1945-)

Lawrence Robert Bowa is a former professional baseball shortstop, former manager, and coach in Major League Baseball. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets; managed the San Diego Padres and Phillies, and is currently the Phillies' bench coach. Wikipedia
Sacramento, California
Thomas Brasch

Thomas Brasch (February 19, 1945-November 3, 2001)

Thomas Brasch was a German author, poet and film director. Wikipedia
Westow, Yorkshire
Randy Brecker

Randy Brecker (November 27, 1945-)

Randal "Randy" Brecker is an American trumpeter and flugelhornist. His versatility in different musical genres has made him a sought-after player, equally accomplished in playing jazz, rock, and R&B. He has also worked as a studio player for many famous musicians. He has performed or recorded with Stanley Turrentine, Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell,... Wikipedia
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
Napoleon Murphy Brock

Napoleon Murphy Brock (June 7, 1945-)

Napoleon Murphy Brock is an American singer, saxophonist and flute player who is best known for his work with Frank Zappa in the 1970s, including the albums 'Apostrophe', 'Roxy and Elsewhere', 'One Size Fits All', and 'Bongo Fury'. He contributed notable vocal performances to the Zappa songs "Village of the Sun" and "Florentine Pogen." Wikipedia
Les Brown (speaker)

Les Brown (speaker) (February 17, 1945-)

Leslie C. "Les" Brown is a motivational speaker, former Ohio politician, popular author, radio DJ, and former host of 'The Les Brown Show'. As a politician, he is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a motivational speaker, he uses the catch phrase, "It's possible," and teaches people to follow their dreams as he learned to do. Wikipedia
Marc Brown (author)

Marc Brown (author) (November 25, 1945-)

Marc Tolon Brown is an American author and illustrator of children's books. Brown writes as well as illustrates the 'Arthur' book series, and is best known for creating that series and its numerous spin-offs. The names of his two sons, Tolon Adam and Tucker Eliot, have been hidden in all of the 'Arthur' books except for one. He also has a daughter... Wikipedia
Erie, Pennsylvania
Edward Bryant

Edward Bryant (August 27, 1945-)

Edward Winslow Bryant Jr. is a science fiction and horror writer sometimes associated with the Dangerous Visions series of anthologies that bolstered The New Wave. He currently lives in North Denver. Wikipedia
Burning Spear

Burning Spear (March 1, 1945-)

Winston Rodney OD, better known by the stage name Burning Spear, is a Jamaican roots reggae singer and musician. Burning Spear is a Rastafarian and one of the most influential and long-standing roots artists to emerge from the 1970s. Wikipedia
Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler (January 20, 1945-)

Robert Olen Butler is an American fiction writer. His short-story collection 'A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain' was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1993. Wikipedia
Granite City, Illinois, United States

Donna Caponi (January 29, 1945-)

Donna Caponi-Byrnes is an American LPGA Tour professional golfer. She became a member of the tour in 1965 and won four major championships and 24 LPGA Tour career events. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy (August 2, 1945-)

Joanna Cassidy is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles as the replicant Zhora in Ridley Scott's film 'Blade Runner' and Dolores in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. She has won a Golden Globe Award, was nominated for three Emmy Awards and also was nominated for Saturn Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Wikipedia
Haddonfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Edwin Catmull

Edwin Catmull (March 31, 1945-)

Edwin Earl "Ed" Catmull is a computer scientist and current president of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios. As a computer scientist, Catmull has contributed to many important developments in computer graphics. Wikipedia
Parkersburg, West Virginia
María Teresa Chacín

María Teresa Chacín (January 22, 1945-)

María Teresa Chacín, is a Venezuelan singer. She has recorded over 50 albums. She has received honors including 'Guaicaipuro de Oro, Meridiano de Oro, Cardenal de Oro, Gran Sol de Oriente, Idolo de Plata, Mara de Oro, Canaima de Oro', and the award 'Escenario Juvenil'. Wikipedia
Caracas, Venezuela
Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin (March 13, 1945-)

Tom Chapin is a Grammy Award-winning American musician, entertainer, singer-songwriter and storyteller. Wikipedia
New York City, New York
David Chase

David Chase (August 22, 1945-)

David Chase is an American writer, director and television producer. Chase has worked in television for 40 years; he has produced and written for such shows as 'The Rockford Files', 'I'll Fly Away', and 'Northern Exposure'. He has created two original series; the first, 'Almost Grown', aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989. Chase is best known for... Wikipedia
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton (March 30, 1945-)

Eric Patrick Clapton, is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked... Wikipedia
Ripley, Surrey, England
Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn (May 27, 1945-)

Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics that reveal a passion for human rights, politics and spirituality. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Michael Cristofer

Michael Cristofer (January 22, 1945-)

Michael Ivan Cristofer is an American playwright, filmmaker and actor. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play for 'The Shadow Box' in 1977. Wikipedia
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Jack Dann

Jack Dann (February 15, 1945-)

Jack Dann is an American writer best known for his science fiction, an editor and a writing teacher, who has lived in Australia since 1994. He has published over seventy books, in the majority of cases as editor or co-editor of story anthologies in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. He has published nine novels, numerous shorter works... Wikipedia
Johnson City, New York
Jim Davis (cartoonist)

Jim Davis (cartoonist) (July 28, 1945-New York, New York)

James Robert "Jim" Davis is an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strips 'Garfield' and 'U.S. Acres', the former of which has been published since 1978 and has since become the world's most widely syndicated comic strip. Davis's other comics work includes 'Tumbleweeds', 'Gnorm Gnat' and a strip about Mr. Potato Head. Wikipedia
Marion, Indiana, Indiana, United States

Didier Decoin (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

Didier Decoin is a French screenwriter and writer awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1977. Wikipedia

Peter Dervan (June 28, 1945-)

Peter B. Dervan is the Bren Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. The primary focus of his research is the development and study of small organic molecules that can sequence-specifically recognize DNA, a field in which he is an internationally recognized authority. The most important of these small molecules are... Wikipedia
Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard (April 30, 1945-)

Annie Dillard is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek' won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the... Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lou Dobbs

Lou Dobbs (September 24, 1945-)

Louis Carl "Lou" Dobbs is an American television personality and radio host on the Fox Business Network, and author. He anchored CNN's 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' until November 2009 when he announced on the air that he would leave the network. Wikipedia
Childress, Texas, U.S.
Gail Dolgin

Gail Dolgin (April 4, 1945-October 7, 2010)

Gail Dolgin was an American filmmaker. She was nominated for the Academy Award for 'Daughter from Danang', and 'The Barber of Birmingham'. 'Daughter from Danang' also won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. Wikipedia
Great Neck, New York, U.S.
Berkeley, California, U.S
Ja'net Dubois

Ja'net Dubois (August 5, 1945-)

Jeannette "Ja'net" Dubois is an American actress and singer. Dubois is best known for her portrayal of Willona Woods on the 1970s sitcom 'Good Times'. She also co-wrote and sang the theme song of the sitcom 'The Jeffersons'. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, USA

George Dzundza (July 19, 1945-)

George Dzundza is a German-born American television and film actor. Wikipedia
Rosenheim, Germany
Diana L. Eck

Diana L. Eck (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

Diana L. Eck is a scholar of religious studies who is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, as well as a Master of Lowell House and the Director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard. Among other works, she is the author of 'Banaras, City of Light', 'Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India', 'Encountering God: A... Wikipedia
Bozeman, Montana
Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg (November 20, 1945-)

Deborah Eisenberg is an American short-story writer, actor and teacher. Wikipedia
Winnetka, Illinois
Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow (February 9, 1945-)

María de Lourdes Villiers Farrow, known professionally as Mia Farrow, is an American actress, activist and former fashion model. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
José Feliciano

José Feliciano (September 10, 1945-)

Feliciano José Montserrate Feliciano García, better known simply as "José Feliciano," is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer known for many international hits, including his rendition of the Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single "Feliz Navidad." His music is known for having a mix of styles, for example... Wikipedia
Lares, Puerto Rico
John Fogerty

John Fogerty (May 28, 1945-)

John Cameron Fogerty is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, early in his career best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival and later as a successful solo recording artist. Fogerty was listed on 'Rolling Stone' magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists and the list of 100 Greatest... Wikipedia
Berkeley, California, United States
Tommy Franks

Tommy Franks (June 17, 1945-)

Tommy Ray Franks is a retired general in the United States Army. His last Army post was as the Commander of the United States Central Command, overseeing United States Armed Forces operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East. Franks succeeded General Anthony Zinni to this position on 6 July 2000 and served until his retirement on 7... Wikipedia
Wynnewood, Oklahoma
Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier (March 29, 1945-)

Walter "Clyde" Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He was blessed with a unique combination of court vision, quickness, and size for a guard. As their floor general, he led the New York Knicks to the franchise's only two NBA Championships, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball... Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia
Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker (February 17, 1945-)

Brenda Fricker is an Irish actress of theatre, film and television. She has appeared in more than 30 films and television roles. In 1989, she became the first Irish actress to win an Oscar, earning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for 'My Left Foot'. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland

Bill Geist (May 10, 1945-)

William "Bill" Geist is an American author, columnist, and television journalist. Wikipedia
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Sérgio Godinho

Sérgio Godinho (August 31, 1945-)

Sérgio Godinho, OL is a Portuguese poet, composer, and singer. He was born on August 31, 1945 in Porto, Portugal, and is one of the most influential popular musicians in Portugal. He's often considered the greatest name of the Portuguese popular music, after Zeca Afonso, even if their music styles are quite different, and Sérgio Godinho songs are... Wikipedia
Porto, Portugal
Kevin Godley

Kevin Godley (October 7, 1945-)

Kevin Michael Godley is a British musician and music video director. Wikipedia
Prestwich, Greater Manchester, England
Bernard Goldberg

Bernard Goldberg (May 31, 1945-)

Bernard Richard Goldberg, also known as Bernie Goldberg, is an American writer, journalist, and political pundit. Goldberg has won twelve Emmy Awards during his career. He is currently a commentator for Fox News and a correspondent for HBO's 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York

Brendan Graham (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

Brendan Graham) is an Irish songwriter and novelist. Among songs he has written or co-written are "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" and "The Voice", both of which won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland in their respective years, and "You Raise Me Up", which was an international hit as covered by various artists. Wikipedia
Tipperary, Ireland
Bob Griese

Bob Griese (February 3, 1945-)

Robert Allen "Bob" Griese is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football League's Miami Dolphins. Griese led the Dolphins to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances, including two Super Bowl victories. Griese's... Wikipedia
Evansville, Indiana, United States

James William Guercio (July 18, 1945-)

James William Guercio is an American music producer, musician and songwriter. He is well known for his work as the producer of Chicago's early albums as well as early recordings of The Buckinghams and Blood Sweat & Tears. He has worked briefly in the motion picture industry as a producer and director. Guercio was a member of the backing band for... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Eileen Gunn

Eileen Gunn (June 23, 1945-)

Eileen Gunn is a science fiction author and editor based in Seattle, Washington, who began publishing in 1978. Her story "Coming to Terms", inspired, in part, by a friendship with Avram Davidson, won the Nebula Award for Best Short Story in 2004. Two other stories were nominated for the Hugo Award: "Stable Strategies for Middle Management" and... Wikipedia
Bob Gunton

Bob Gunton (November 15, 1945-)

Robert Patrick "Bob" Gunton, Jr. is an American actor. He is known for playing strict, authoritarian characters, with his best known roles as Warden Samuel Norton in the 1994 prison film 'The Shawshank Redemption', Chief George Earle in 1993's 'Demolition Man', Dr. Walcott, the domineering dean of Virginia Medical School in 'Patch Adams', and... Wikipedia
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Lani Hall

Lani Hall (November 6, 1945-)

Lani Hall is an American singer, lyricist, author, and the wife of Herb Alpert. From 1966 to 1971 she performed as lead vocalist for Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66. In 1972 she released her first solo album 'Sundown Lady', but she may be best known for her rendition of the theme song to the 1983 James Bond film 'Never Say Never Again'. In 1986 she was... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Curtis Hanson

Curtis Hanson (March 24, 1945-)

Curtis Lee Hanson is an American film director, film producer and screenwriter. His directing work includes the psychological thriller 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle', the neo-noir crime film 'L.A. Confidential', the comedy 'Wonder Boys', the hip-hop biopic '8 Mile', and the romantic comedy-drama 'In Her Shoes'. Wikipedia
Reno, Nevada

John Hargreaves (actor) (November 28, 1945-January 8, 1996)

John Hargreaves was an Australian actor. He won three Australian Film Institute Awards and was nominated six times. Wikipedia
Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington (December 6, 1945-)

Dan Harrington is a professional poker player, best known for winning the main event world championship at the 1995 World Series of Poker. He has earned one World Poker Tour title, two WSOP bracelets, and over six million dollars in tournament cashes in his poker career. He is also a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Paal-Helge Haugen (April 26, 1945-)

Paal-Helge Haugen is a Norwegian lyricist, novelist, dramatist and children's writer. Wikipedia
Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn (November 21, 1945-)

Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an American actress, director, producer, and occasional singer. Hawn is known for her roles in television's 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' and films such as 'The Sugarland Express', 'Private Benjamin', 'Foul Play', 'Shampoo', 'Overboard', 'Bird on a Wire', 'Death Becomes Her', 'The First Wives Club', and 'Cactus Flower', for... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Michael Hayden (general)

Michael Hayden (general) (March 17, 1945-)

Michael Vincent Hayden is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. From April 21, 2005 to May 26, 2006 he was the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, a position which once made him "the highest-ranking military... Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Elvin Hayes

Elvin Hayes (November 17, 1945-)

Elvin Ernest Hayes is a retired American basketball player and radio analyst for Houston Cougars men's basketball, where he played college basketball. He is a member of the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, and an inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Rayville, Louisiana
Douglas Hofstadter

Douglas Hofstadter (February 15, 1945-)

Douglas Richard Hofstadter is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of "I", consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. He is best known for his book 'Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid', first published in 1979. It won both the... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Richard Holmes (biographer)

Richard Holmes (biographer) (November 5, 1945-)

Richard Holmes, OBE, FRSL, FBA is a British author and academic best known for his biographical studies of major figures of British and French Romanticism. Wikipedia

Linda Hunt (April 2, 1945-)

Lydia Susanna Hunter, better known by her stage name Linda Hunt, is an American film, stage and television actress known for her role as Henrietta Lange in the CBS series 'NCIS: Los Angeles'. After making her film debut playing Mrs. Oxheart in 'Popeye', Hunt portrayed the male character Billy Kwan, her breakthrough performance, in 'The Year of... Wikipedia
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Innocent (actor)

Innocent (actor) (February 28, 1945-)

Innocent Vareed Thekkethala, popularly known as Innocent, is an Indian film actor and politician. He was born in Irinjalakuda in Thrissur district of Kerala, India. He is one of the most successful and leading comedy actors of Malayalam cinema. He is noted for his witty mannerisms and dialogue delivery in the typical Thrissur accent. Wikipedia
Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
Ray Jackendoff

Ray Jackendoff (January 23, 1945-)

Ray Jackendoff is an American linguist. He is professor of philosophy, Seth Merrin Chair in the Humanities and, with Daniel Dennett, Co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He has always straddled the boundary between generative linguistics and cognitive linguistics, committed as he is both to the existence of an innate... Wikipedia
Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson (September 17, 1945-)

Philip Douglas "Phil" Jackson is an American retired professional basketball coach and former player. Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Basketball Association. He was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 until 1998, during which Chicago won six NBA titles. His next team, the Los Angeles... Wikipedia
Deer Lodge, Montana

Russell Jacoby (April 23, 1945-)

Russell Jacoby is a professor of history at the University of California Los Angeles an author, and critic of academic culture. His fields of interest are Twentieth Century European and American intellectual and cultural history specifically the history of intellectuals and education. In 2009, he was appointed to the Moishe Gonzales Folding Chair... Wikipedia
Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger (May 2, 1945-)

Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan-born social and human rights advocate and a former actress. Jagger currently serves as a Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA, and a Trustee of the Amazon Charitable... Wikipedia
Managua, Nicaragua
Tim Jeal

Tim Jeal (January 27, 1945-)

Tim Jeal is a British novelist, and biographer of notable Victorians. His publications include biographies of David Livingstone, Robert Baden-Powell, and Henry Morton Stanley. Jeal was formally educated in London and Oxford, and lives in North London. He has a wife and three daughters. Wikipedia
Inga Juuso

Inga Juuso (October 5, 1945-August 23, 2014)

Inga Juuso was a yoiker, Sami singer and actress in the film 'The Kautokeino Rebellion'. She was known from her own band performances, and recordings and collaborations with musicians like Steinar Raknes, Håkon Mjåset Johansen, and Jørn Øien. Wikipedia
Mosjøen, Norway
Jean-Jacques Kantorow

Jean-Jacques Kantorow (October 3, 1945-)

Jean-Jacques Kantorow is a French violin virtuoso and conductor. Wikipedia
Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur (December 6, 1945-)

Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director, actor and producer known for his works in Hindi cinema. Kapur became known in Bollywood with his recurring role in the TV series Khandan in the mid-1980s and his directorial debut in the cult Bollywood film Masoom in 1983, which won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for that year. Wikipedia
Lahore, Punjab, British India
Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder (November 12, 1945-)

John Tracy Kidder is an American writer of nonfiction books. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his 'The Soul of a New Machine', about the creation of a new computer at Data General Corporation. He has received praise and awards for other works, including his biography of Paul Farmer, a doctor and anthropologist, titled 'Mountains Beyond... Wikipedia
New York, New York
Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer (March 8, 1945-)

Anselm Kiefer is a German painter and sculptor. He studied with Joseph Beuys and Peter Dreher during the 1970s. His works incorporate materials such as straw, ash, clay, lead, and shellac. The poems of Paul Celan have played a role in developing Kiefer's themes of German history and the horror of the Holocaust, as have the spiritual concepts of... Wikipedia
Steve Kroft

Steve Kroft (August 22, 1945-)

Steve Kroft is an American journalist and a longtime correspondent for '60 Minutes'. His investigative reporting has garnered him much acclaim, including three Peabody Awards and nine Emmy awards, one of which was an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement. Wikipedia
Kokomo, Indiana, U.S.

Renate Krößner (May 17, 1945-)

Renate Krößner is a German actress. She has appeared in such films as 'Nordkurve', 'Solo Sunny' and 'Alles auf Zucker!'. In television she has appeared on 'Tatort', 'Bruder Esel', 'Stubbe - Von Fall zu Fall' and 'Einmal Bulle, immer Bulle'. Wikipedia
Osterode am Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
James Kugel

James Kugel (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

James L. Kugel is chair of the Institute for the History of the Jewish Bible at Bar Ilan University in Israel and the Harry M. Starr Professor Emeritus of Classical and Modern Hebrew Literature at Harvard University. Wikipedia

Filipe La Féria (May 17, 1945-)

Filipe La Féria is a Portuguese theatre director and producer and screenwriter and producer for television. Wikipedia
Vila Nova de São Bento, Portugal

Catherine Lacoste (June 27, 1945-)

Catherine Lacoste is a French amateur golfer. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Mick Lally

Mick Lally (November 10, 1945-August 31, 2010)

Michael “Mick” Lally was an Irish stage, film and television actor. He departed from a teaching career for acting during the 1970s. Though best known in Ireland for his role as Miley in the television soap 'Glenroe', Lally’s stage career spanned several decades, and he was involved in feature films such as 'Alexander' and the Academy... Wikipedia
Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Martin Lambie-Nairn

Martin Lambie-Nairn (August 5, 1945-)

Martin Lambie-Nairn is a British designer. He was the founder of his eponymous branding agency Lambie-Nairn and is currently the creative director of branding agency ML-N. Martin Lambie-Nairn is acknowledged for having redefined television brand identity design, being the first to embrace computer technologies to apply branding to screen-based... Wikipedia

Stan Lathan (July 8, 1945-)

Stan Lathan is an American television and film director and television producer. He is executive producer and director of BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood. He is also directing the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Paul Le Mat (September 22, 1945-)

Paul Le Mat is an American actor who first came to prominence in the 1973 film 'American Graffiti', for which he won the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actor. Wikipedia
Rahway, New Jersey, U.S.
Ivan Lins

Ivan Lins (June 16, 1945-)

Ivan Guimarães Lins is a Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian musician. He has been an active performer and songwriter of Brazilian popular music and jazz for over 30 years. His first hit, “Madalena,” was recorded by Elis Regina in 1970. Beyond his own performance of his compositions, Simone is a notable and respected interpreter. His 1989 hit song "Love... Wikipedia
Ewa Lipska

Ewa Lipska (October 8, 1945-)

Ewa Lipska, born October 8, 1945, in Kraków is a Polish poet from the generation of the Polish "New Wave." Collections of her verse have been translated into English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German and Hungarian. She lives in Vienna and Kraków. Wikipedia
John Lithgow

John Lithgow (October 19, 1945-)

John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, musician, and author. Lithgow has received acclaim and many accolades in his career including two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards and was also nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards.... Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, U.S.
John Lodge (musician)

John Lodge (musician) (July 20, 1945-)

John Charles Lodge is an English musician, best known as bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the longstanding rock group, The Moody Blues. He has also worked as a record producer. Lodge has collaborated both with his bandmates in the Moody Blues, and with other musicians outside the band, as well as a successful solo career. Wikipedia
Davey Lopes

Davey Lopes (May 3, 1945-)

David Earle Lopes is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. He batted and threw right-handed. He is currently the first base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wikipedia
East Providence, Rhode Island

Marcia Lucas (October 4, 1945-)

Marcia Lucas is an American film editor with six feature film credits between 1974 and 1983. Wikipedia
Bob Marley

Bob Marley (February 6, 1945-May 11, 1981)

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group The Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest... Wikipedia
Nine Miles, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Steve Martin

Steve Martin (August 14, 1945-)

Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer. Wikipedia
Waco, Texas, United States

John Mauceri (September 12, 1945-)

John Francis Mauceri is a world-renowned conductor, producer, educator and writer. Since making his professional conducting debut almost half a century ago, Mauceri has appeared with most of the world's great orchestras, guest conducted at the premiere opera houses, produced and musically supervised Tony and Olivier Award winning Broadway musicals,... Wikipedia

Dennis McCarthy (composer) (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

Dennis McCarthy is an American film score composer. Wikipedia

Katherine McCoy (October 12, 1945-)

Katherine McCoy is an American graphic designer and educator, best known for her work as the co-chair of the graduate Design program for Cranbrook Academy of Art. Wikipedia
Decatur, Illinois, USA

Andy Messersmith (August 6, 1945-)

John Alexander "Andy" Messersmith is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He was the 12th overall pick of the 1966 amateur draft by the California Angels. During a 12-year baseball career, Messersmith pitched for the California Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Wikipedia
Toms River, New Jersey
Pierre Michon

Pierre Michon (March 28, 1945-)

Pierre Michon is a French writer. His first novel, 'Small lives', is widely regarded as a genuine masterpiece in contemporary French literature. He has won several prizes for 'Small lives' and for 'The Origin of the World' as well as for his body of work. His novels and stories have been translated into German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Greek,... Wikipedia
Bette Midler

Bette Midler (December 1, 1945-)

Bette Midler, also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over... Wikipedia
Honolulu, Hawaii
Nikita Mikhalkov

Nikita Mikhalkov (October 21, 1945-)

Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov is a Russian filmmaker, actor, and head of the Russian Cinematographers' Union. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union

David Milch (March 23, 1945-)

David S. Milch is an American writer and producer of television series. He has created several television shows, including 'NYPD Blue' and 'Deadwood'. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, United States
Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren (July 26, 1945-)

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards, and one Tony Award. In 2003, she received a Damehood in the Order of the British Empire for Services to the Performing Arts. Wikipedia
Chiswick, London, England

David Mirvish (August 29, 1945-)

David Mirvish is a Canadian art collector, art dealer, theatre producer, real estate developer and son of the late Toronto discount department store owner "Honest" Ed Mirvish and artist Anne Lazar Macklin. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario
Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano (July 30, 1945-)

Jean Patrick Modiano is a French novelist and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. He previously won the 2012 Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the 2010 Prix mondial Cino Del Duca from the Institut de France for lifetime achievement, the 1978 Prix Goncourt for 'Rue des boutiques obscures', and the 1972 Grand Prix du roman de... Wikipedia
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Paul Monette

Paul Monette (October 16, 1945-February 10, 1995)

Paul Landry Monette was an American author, poet, and activist best known for his essays about gay relationships. Wikipedia

Enrico Montesano (June 7, 1945-)

Enrico Montesano, is a popular actor for theater and cinema in Italy, as well as a showman. Wikipedia
Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth Moon (March 7, 1945-)

Elizabeth Moon is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. Her novel 'The Speed of Dark' won the 2003 Nebula Award. Wikipedia
McAllen, Texas, USA
Christy Moore

Christy Moore (May 7, 1945-)

Christopher Andrew "Christy" Moore is an Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts. His first album, 'Paddy on the Road' was recorded with Dominic Behan in 1969. In 2007, he was named as Ireland's greatest living musician in RTÉ's People of the Year Awards. Wikipedia
Melba Moore

Melba Moore (October 29, 1945-)

Beatrice Melba Hill, best known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American singer, actress, entertainer. She is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Van Morrison

Van Morrison (August 31, 1945-)

Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. Some of his recordings, such as the studio albums 'Astral Weeks' and 'Moondance' and the live album 'It's Too Late to Stop Now', are critically acclaimed. He has received six Grammy Awards, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, been inducted into... Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch (June 11, 1945-)

Robert Norman Munsch, CM is an American-born Canadian children's author. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Anne Murray

Anne Murray (June 20, 1945-)

Morna Anne Murray, known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide as of 2012. Wikipedia
Springhill, Nova Scotia

John Murrell (playwright) (October 15, 1945-)

John Murrell, OC, AOE is an American-born Canadian playwright. Wikipedia

Shiva Naipaul (February 25, 1945-August 13, 1985)

Shiva Naipaul, born Shivadhar Srivinasa Naipaul in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, was a Trinidadian and British novelist and journalist. Wikipedia

James Naughton (December 6, 1945-)

James Naughton is an American director, theater, film and television actor. Wikipedia
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.

Henrik Nordbrandt (March 21, 1945-)

Henrik Nordbrandt is a Danish poet, novelist and essayist. He made his literary debut in 1966 with the poetry collection 'Digte'. He was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 2000 for the poetry collection' 'Drømmebroer'. Wikipedia
Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel (August 12, 1945-)

Jean Nouvel is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of 'Mars 1976' and 'Syndicat de l'Architecture'. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in... Wikipedia
Fumel, Lot-et-Garonne, France

Don Ohlmeyer (February 3, 1945-)

Donald Winfred Ohlemeyer Jr. is a former American television producer and president of the NBC network's west coast division. He is perhaps best known as being the TV executive who fired Norm Macdonald from 'Saturday Night Live'’s "Weekend Update". Currently, he is a professor of television communications at Pepperdine University in Malibu,... Wikipedia
Douglas Osheroff

Douglas Osheroff (August 1, 1945-)

Douglas Dean Osheroff is a physicist known for his work in experimental condensed matter physics, in particular for his co-discovery of superfluidity in Helium-3. For his contributions he shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics along with David Lee and Robert C. Richardson. Wikipedia
Aberdeen, Washington
Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer (October 15, 1945-)

James Alvin "Jim" Palmer is a retired American right-handed pitcher who played all of his 19 years in Major League Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in . Palmer was the winning pitcher in 186 games in the 1970s, the most wins in that decade by any MLB pitcher. He also won at least twenty games in each... Wikipedia
New York City

Rodney H. Pardey (May 5, 1945-)

Rodney Herm "Rod" Pardey is an American poker player. Pardey is the father of professional poker player and singer/songwriter Rodney E. Pardey and Ryan Pardey. Wikipedia
Vincennes, Indiana, United States
Bernie Parent

Bernie Parent (April 3, 1945-)

Bernard Marcel Parent is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 National Hockey League seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs, and also spent one season in the World Hockey Association with the Philadelphia Blazers. During the 1973–74 and 1974–75 seasons, in what many consider the... Wikipedia
Montreal, QC, CAN
Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman (August 31, 1945-)

Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. Wikipedia
Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine (now Tel Aviv, Israel)
Alexander Pines

Alexander Pines (June 22, 1945-)

Alexander Pines is an Israeli-born American chemist. He is the Glenn T. Seaborg Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, Senior Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a member of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences and the Department of... Wikipedia
Tel Aviv, Israel

Alexander Markovich Polyakov (September 27, 1945-)

Alexander Markovich Polyakov is a theoretical physicist, formerly at the Landau Institute in Moscow and, since 1990, at Princeton University. Wikipedia
Moscow, USSR

Knut Riisnæs (November 13, 1945-)

Knut Riisnæs is a Norwegian Jazz musician, music arranger and composer, son of pianist Eline Nygaard Riisnæs and brother of classical pianist Anne Eline Riisnæs and jazz saxophonist Odd Riisnæs. The brothers are both known from a variety of recordings in Norway and internationally. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Pat Riley

Pat Riley (March 20, 1945-)

Patrick James "Pat" Riley is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the NBA. Currently, he is team president of the Miami Heat. Widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley has served as the head coach of five championship teams and an assistant coach to another. He was named NBA... Wikipedia
Rome, New York

Michel Rio (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

Michel Rio is a French writer and novelist. Born in Brittany, he was raised in Madagascar and currently lives in Paris. He has won several literary awards, and has been translated in many languages. Wikipedia
Tony Roche

Tony Roche (May 17, 1945-)

Anthony "Tony" Dalton Roche is a former professional Australian tennis player, native of Tarcutta. He played junior tennis in the New South Wales regional city of Wagga Wagga. He won one Grand Slam singles title and thirteen Grand Slam doubles titles, and was ranked as high as World No. 2 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph in 1969. He also... Wikipedia
Wagga Wagga, Australia

Michele Rollins (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

Michele Rollins was a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for the United States House of Representatives election in 2010, in Delaware's At-large congressional district, a race she narrowly lost to Glen Urquhart The seat was vacated by Mike Castle, who announced his retirement from the House to pursue his unsuccessful run for Joe Biden's... Wikipedia

Eric Roth (March 22, 1945-)

Eric Roth is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Forrest Gump'. He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: 'The Insider', 'Munich', and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
John Rutter

John Rutter (September 24, 1945-)

John Milford Rutter is a British composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music. Wikipedia
London, England
Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan (September 21, 1945-)

Kay Ryan is an American poet and educator. She has published seven volumes of poetry and an anthology of selected and new poems. From 2008 to 2010 she was the sixteenth United States Poet Laureate. In 2011 she was named a MacArthur Fellow and she won the Pulitzer Prize. Wikipedia
San Jose, California, United states

Wera Sæther (May 9, 1945-)

Wera Sæther is a Norwegian psychologist, poet, novelist, essayist, writer of books for youth and of documentary books. She made her literary debut in 1974 with the poetry collection 'Barnet og brødet'. Sæther was awarded the Gyldendal's Endowment in 1979. She was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 1996. Wikipedia
Matti Salminen

Matti Salminen (July 7, 1945-)

Matti Salminen is a Finnish operatic bass singer, who has sung at the most important opera houses of the world, including the Metropolitan and Bayreuth Festival. Wikipedia
David Sanborn

David Sanborn (July 30, 1945-)

David Sanborn is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo album 'Taking Off' in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school. Sanborn has also worked extensively as a session musician,... Wikipedia
Tampa, Florida United States
Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam Defensor Santiago (June 15, 1945-)

Miriam Defensor Santiago is a Filipino politician, notable for having served in all three branches of the Philippine government – judicial, executive, and legislative. Santiago was named one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 1997 by 'The Australian' magazine. In 1988, she was named laureate of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government... Wikipedia
Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer (December 22, 1945-)

Lila Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist. Previously, Sawyer has been the anchor of ABC News's nightly flagship program 'ABC World News', a co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program 'Good Morning America' and 'Primetime' newsmagazine. Early in her career, she was a member of U.S. President Richard Nixon's White House staff and... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Kentucky, U.S.

Serge Schmemann (April 12, 1945-)

Serge Schmemann is a writer and editorial page editor of the 'International Herald Tribune', the global edition of the 'New York Times'. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Associated Press and was a bureau chief and editor for the 'New York Times'. Wikipedia
Richard R. Schrock

Richard R. Schrock (January 4, 1945-)

Richard Royce Schrock is an American chemist and Nobel laureate recognized for his contributions to the olefin metathesis reaction used in organic chemistry. Wikipedia
Berne, Indiana, United States
Eugenie Scott

Eugenie Scott (October 24, 1945-)

Eugenie Carol Scott is an American physical anthropologist, a former university professor and one of the strongest voices challenging the teaching of young earth creationism and intelligent design in schools. From 1987 to 2013, Scott served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a pro-evolution nonprofit... Wikipedia
Bob Seger

Bob Seger (May 6, 1945-)

Robert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the "System" from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with... Wikipedia
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck (January 29, 1945-)

Thomas William "Tom" Selleck is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series 'Magnum, P.I.', based in Hawaii. He also plays Police Chief Jesse Stone in a series of made-for-TV movies based on Robert B. Parker novels. Since 2010, he has appeared as NYPD... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Sharada (actress)

Sharada (actress) (June 25, 1945-)

Sharada is a three-time National Award winning Indian actress and Indian Parliament member. She originally hails from Andhra Pradesh. She has achieved success through Malayalam movies. Initially she did many supporting roles in Telugu films and later on moved to Malayalam film industry and gained success there. She is also known as Urvasi Sharada... Wikipedia
Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India

Jim Sharman (March 12, 1945-)

James David "Jim" Sharman, the son of boxing tent entrepreneur Jimmy Sharman, is an Australian director and writer for film and stage with more than 70 productions to his credit. He is renowned in Australia for his work as a theatre director from the 1960s to the present, and is best known internationally as the director of the 1973 theatrical hit... Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Earnie Shavers

Earnie Shavers (August 31, 1945-)

Earnie Shavers is a former American professional boxer. He was a world heavyweight title challenger in 1977 and 1979. Shavers is best known for his punching power and is often considered to be among the hardest punchers in boxing history. In his two championship bouts against Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, he managed to badly hurt Ali in round two... Wikipedia
Garland, Alabama, USA

Martin Shaw (January 21, 1945-)

Martin Shaw is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the television series 'The Professionals', 'The Chief', 'Judge John Deed' and 'Inspector George Gently'. He has also acted on stage and in film, and has narrated numerous audiobooks and presented various television series, including the 2006 series 'Martin Shaw: Aviators'. Wikipedia
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Carly Simon

Carly Simon (June 25, 1945-)

Carly Elisabeth Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children's author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include "Anticipation", "You Belong To Me", "Coming Around Again", and her four Gold certified singles "Jesse", "Mockingbird", a duet with James Taylor, "You're So Vain",... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States

Reggie Smith (April 2, 1945-)

Carl Reginald Smith is a former Major League Baseball outfielder, coach and front office executive. During a 17-year big league career, Smith appeared in 1,987 games, hit 314 home runs and batted .287. He was a switch-hitter who threw right-handed. In his prime, he had one of the strongest throwing arms of any outfielder in the big leagues. Smith... Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana
George Smoot

George Smoot (February 20, 1945-)

George Fitzgerald Smoot III is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, Nobel laureate, and one of two contestants to win the 1 million prize on 'Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?'. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer with John C. Mather that led to the "discovery of the black body form and... Wikipedia
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Carrie Snodgress

Carrie Snodgress (October 27, 1945-April 1, 2004)

Caroline "Carrie" Snodgress was an American actress. Wikipedia
Barrington, Illinois
Los Angeles, California
Bobby Solo

Bobby Solo (March 18, 1945-)

Bobby Solo is an Italian singer, musician and film actor. Wikipedia
Rome, Italy
Abdolkarim Soroush

Abdolkarim Soroush (December 16, 1945-)

Abdolkarim Soroush, born Hossein Haj Faraj Dabbagh, is an Iranian thinker, reformer, Rumi scholar and a former professor of philosophy at the University of Tehran and Imam Khomeini International University. He is arguably the most influential figure in religious intellectual movement in Iran. Soroush is currently a visiting scholar at the... Wikipedia
Tehran, Iran
Bruce Spence

Bruce Spence (September 17, 1945-)

Bruce Spence is a New Zealand actor, having spent most of his career performing in Australia. Wikipedia
Auckland, New Zealand

Bob Spiers (September 27, 1945-December 8, 2008)

Robert Alexander "Bob" Spiers was a director. He is particularly noted as the director of the early series of 'Absolutely Fabulous', the musical comedy 'Spiceworld', and of the second series of 'Fawlty Towers'. He also worked with Steven Moffat on 'Press Gang' and 'Joking Apart'. Spiers won a BAFTA Award twice for his work as a television comedy... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Devon, England, UK

Suzanne Fisher Staples (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

Suzanne Fisher Staples is an American writer of children's books. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she grew up in a small community around Northeastern Pennsylvania. She had three siblings, a sister and two brothers. Suzanne went to Lakeland High School in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. Later, she graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown,... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Eric Stewart

Eric Stewart (January 20, 1945-)

Eric Michael Stewart is an English musician, songwriter and record producer most known for his tenure with The Mindbenders in the 1960s, and 10cc from 1972 to 1995. Wikipedia
Droylsden, EnglandUnited Kingdom
Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart (January 10, 1945-)

Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of English and Scottish ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. Wikipedia
London, England
Don Sutton

Don Sutton (April 2, 1945-)

Donald Howard Sutton is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher and current radio sportscaster. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. Wikipedia
Clio, Alabama
Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend (May 19, 1945-)

Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the Who. His career with the Who spans more than 50 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Wikipedia
London, England
Robin Trower

Robin Trower (March 9, 1945-)

Robin Leonard Trower is an English rock guitarist and vocalist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, and then again as the bandleader of his own power trio. Wikipedia
Catford, South East London England, United Kingdom

Vickery Turner (April 3, 1945-April 4, 2006)

Vickery Turner was a British actress, playwright, author and stage director. Wikipedia
Björn Ulvaeus

Björn Ulvaeus (April 25, 1945-)

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish songwriter, producer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals 'Chess', 'Kristina från Duvemåla', and 'Mamma Mia!'. He co-produced the film 'Mamma Mia!' with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson. Wikipedia
Gothenburg, Sweden
Kay Unger

Kay Unger (May 22, 1945-)

Kay Unger is an American fashion designer. Until July 2012 she was the creative head and public face of Phoebe Company LLC and its brands; Kay Unger New York, Phoebe Couture, Unger by Kay Unger and Kay J’s by Kay Unger. She has recently decided to focus on her philanthropy. Kay resides in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood where her two sons often... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois

Shrikrishna Upadhyay (<a href="/born/year/1945" title="Celebrities Born in 1945">1945</a>-)

Krishna Upadhyay is a Nepalese entrepreneur and economist. Wikipedia
Gene Upshaw

Gene Upshaw (August 15, 1945-August 20, 2008)

Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr., also known as "Uptown Gene", was an American football player for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League and later the NFL. He later served as the executive director of the National Football League Players' Association. In 1987, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Hobstown, Texas, United States
Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Valdy (September 1, 1945-)

Paul Valdemar Horsdal, commonly known as Valdy, is a Canadian folk and country musician whose solo career began in the early 1970s. He is known for "Rock and Roll Song", his first mainstream single released in mid-1972 on Haida/A&M. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario
Vani Jairam

Vani Jairam (November 30, 1945-)

Vani Jairam is a playback singer in Indian cinema, primarily in South Indian languages, although she has a wider repertoire. Vani's career started in 1971 and has spanned over four decades. She has sung playback for several Indian movies. In addition, she has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and... Wikipedia
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Virginia Wade (July 10, 1945-)

Sarah Virginia Wade, OBE is a British former professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles.... Wikipedia
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
David Wallace (physicist)

David Wallace (physicist) (October 7, 1945-)

Sir David James Wallace, CBE, FRS, FRSE, FREng is a physicist and was the Master of Churchill College, Cambridge. from 2006 to 2014. Wikipedia

David S. Ward (October 25, 1945-)

David Schad Ward is an American film director and screen writer. Wikipedia
Providence, Rhode Island
Ernie Watts

Ernie Watts (October 23, 1945-)

Ernest James "Ernie" Watts is an American jazz and rhythm and blues musician. He plays saxophone and flute. He might be best known for his work with Charlie Haden's Quartet West and his Grammy Awards as an instrumentalist. He has also toured with The Rolling Stones, joining them on their 1981 tour and also appearing with them in the 1982 film... Wikipedia
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
William Weld

William Weld (July 31, 1945-)

William Floyd Weld is an American attorney, businessman and Republican politician from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Weld, a moderate Republican, served as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1981 to 1986 and as the head of the Department of Justice Criminal Division from 1986 to 1988. Wikipedia
Smithtown, New York
Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders (August 14, 1945-)

Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, photographer, and a major figure in New German Cinema. In a career spanning over four decades, he has received some of the highest international film awards, including the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for his drama 'Paris, Texas; 'the Golden Lion for the drama... Wikipedia
Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Jon Whiteley (February 19, 1945-)

Jon Whiteley is a former child actor and art historian. Wikipedia
Monymusk, Scotland
Tony Williams (drummer)

Tony Williams (drummer) (December 12, 1945-February 23, 1997)

Anthony Tillmon "Tony" Williams was an American jazz drummer. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, US
John Williamson (singer)

John Williamson (singer) (November 1, 1945-)

John Robert Williamson AM is an Australian country music singer-songwriter. Williamson has released over forty albums, ten videos, five DVDs, and two lyric books. His top 10 albums on the ARIA Charts are 'Mallee Boy', 'Boomerang Cafe', 'Warrigal', 'Pipe Dream', 'The Way It Is', 'True Blue Two' and 'Hillbilly Road'. On Australia Day 1992 Williamson... Wikipedia
Kerang, Victoria, Australia
Connie Willis

Connie Willis (December 31, 1945-)

Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis is an American science fiction/fantasy writer. She has won eleven Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards for particular works—more major awards than any other writer—most recently the year's "Best Novel" Hugo and Nebula Awards for 'Blackout/All Clear'. She was inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and the... Wikipedia
Denver, Colorado, USA
August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005)

August Wilson was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, 'The Pittsburgh Cycle', for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each is set in a different decade, depicting the comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Seattle, Washington
Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson (December 17, 1945-)

Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, FRSL is an English writer known for her vast and diverse work in children's literature. Her novels commonly deal with such challenging themes as adoption, divorce and mental illness. Addressing such issues has made her controversial because her readers are young. From 2005 to 2007 she was British Children's Laureate.... Wikipedia
Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler (October 30, 1945-)

Henry Franklin Winkler is an American actor, director, comedian, producer and author. Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, US

Janet Wright (March 8, 1945-)

Janet Wright is a Canadian actress and theatre director. She is best known for her role as Emma Leroy on the hit Canadian sitcom 'Corner Gas'. Wright won a 2006 Canadian Comedy Award for Pretty Funny TV Female for her role on 'Corner Gas'. She also won a 2003 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a... Wikipedia
Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Neil Young

Neil Young (November 12, 1945-)

Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first... Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anton Zeilinger

Anton Zeilinger (May 20, 1945-)

Anton Zeilinger is an Austrian quantum physicist who in 2008 received the Inaugural Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics for "his pioneering conceptual and experimental contributions to the foundations of quantum physics, which have become the cornerstone for the rapidly-evolving field of quantum information". Zeilinger is professor of... Wikipedia
Ried im Innkreis, Austria

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