Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1969
January 1 - Morris Chestnut, American actor January 1 - Sophie Okonedo, British actress January 1 - Christi Paul, American news anchor January 1 - Verne Troyer, American actor January 1 - Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress January 2 - Patrick Huard, Quebec actor and comedian January 2 - Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer January 2 - Tommy Morrison, American boxer January 2 - Róbert Švehla, Slovak ice hockey player January 2 - Christy Turlington, American model January 2 - Robby Gordon, American racing driver January 3 - Michael Schumacher, German seven-time F1 World Champion January 5 - Marilyn Manson, American singer January 5 - Paul McGillion, Scottish actor January 6 - Norman Reedus, American model and actor January 7 - David Yost, American actor January 8 - Jeff Abercrombie, American musician January 8 - Ami Dolenz, American actress January 11 - Manny Acta, Dominican baseball player January 11 - Kyle Richards, American actress January 12 - Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer January 12 - Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer January 13 - Stefania Belmondo, Italian cross-country skier January 13 - Stephen Hendry, Scottish snooker player January 14 - Jason Bateman, American actor January 14 - David Grohl, American drummer and composer (Nirvana January 15 - Delino DeShields, American baseball player January 16 - Dead, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991) January 16 - Roy Jones Jr., American boxer January 17 - Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director January 17 - Naveen Andrews, British actor January 17 - Tijs Verwest, (DJ Tiësto) Dutch DJ January 18 - Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer January 18 - Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler January 18 - Jim O'Rourke, American musician and producer (Loose Fur and Wilco) January 19 - Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-born American author January 19 - Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer January 19 - Junior Seau, American football player January 19 - Steve Staunton, Irish footballer January 19 - Luc Longley, Australian basketball player January 20 - Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker January 20 - Nicky Wire, British Musician (Manic Street Preachers) January 21 - Karina Lombard, American actress January 22 - Olivia d'Abo, English actress January 23 - Ariadna Gil, Spanish actress January 23 - Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer January 23 - Brendan Shanahan, Canadian ice hockey player January 24 - Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor January 25 - Kina, American singer January 26 - Michael O'Hearn, American bodybuilder January 27 - Cornelius, Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar) January 27 - Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James) January 27 - Patton Oswalt, American actor and writer January 28 - Kathryn Morris, American actress January 28 - Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian January 29 - Hyde, Japanese singer January 30 - Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality TV show star February 1 - Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer February 1 - Joshua Redman, American musician February 1 - Brian Krause, American actor February 1 - Patrick Wilson, American musician (Drummer for Weezer) February 2 - Valeri Karpin, Russian footballer February 2 - Tim Sherwood, English footballer February 3 - Retief Goosen, professional golfer February 4 - Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace) February 4 - Dallas Drake, ice hockey player February 4 - Brandy Ledford, American actress and model February 5 - Bobby Brown, American singer February 5 - Michael Sheen, Welsh actor February 6 - David Hayter, American Voice of Solid Snake February 7 - Yves Racine, Canadian ice hockey player February 8 - Mary McCormack, American actress February 8 - Shiva Rose, American actress February 9 - Jimmy Smith, American football player February 10 - Laurie Dhue, American television personality February 11 - Jennifer Aniston, American actress February 12 - Darren Aronofsky, American director and writer February 12 - Hong Myung-Bo, Korean footballer February 12 - Meja, Swedish singer February 12 - Brad Werenka, Canadian ice hockey player February 13 - Ahlam, Bahraini singer February 14 - Adriana Behar, Brazilian beach volleyball player February 14 - Harry Colon, American football player February 16 - David Heath, American professional wrestler better known as Gangrel February 17 - Tuesday Knight, American actress February 18 - Alexander Mogilny, Russian ice hockey player February 18 - Jason Sutter, American drummer (Smash Mouth February 19 - Burton C. Bell, American vocalist February 20 - Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler February 20 - Danis Tanovic, Bosnian film director and screenwriter February 20 - Tommy Vardell, National Football League fullback February 21 - James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician February 21 - Tony Meola, American footballer February 21 - Eric Wilson, American musician February 22 - Thomas Jane, American actor February 22 - Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer February 22 - Hans Klok, Dutch illusionist February 22 - Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer February 22 - Byron Stroud, American bassist February 22 - Clinton Kelly, American television personality February 23 - Marc Wauters, Belgian cyclist February 23 - Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer February 25 - Paul Trimboli, Australian soccer player February 26 - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer February 27 - Brad Vander Ark, American musician February 28 - Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver February 28 - Robert Sean Leonard, American actor February 28 - Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner February 28 - Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train) March 1 - Javier Bardem, Spanish actor March 1 - Doug Creek, American baseball player March 1 - Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals) March 3 - Simon Whitlock, Australian Darts Player March 4 - Annie Shizuka Inoh, Taiwanese actress March 4 - Frank Nicotero, American comedian March 4 - Stina Nordenstam, Swedish pop singer and musician March 4 - Patrick Roach, Canadian actor March 5 - Paul Blackthorne, British actor March 5 - Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer March 5 - MC Solaar, French rapper March 6 - Andrea Elson, American actress March 6 - Tari Phillips, American basketball player March 6 - Amy Pietz, American actress March 6 - Greg Scott, British TV personality March 7 - Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore) March 7 - Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver March 7 - Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ March 8 - Andrea Parker, American actress March 9 - Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, American basketball player March 9 - Stefie Shock, Quebec singer and songwriter March 10 - Paget Brewster, American actress March 11 - Terrence Howard, American actor March 11 - Soraya, Colombian-American singer (d. 2006) March 12 - Graham Coxon, English musician (Blur) March 14 - Larry Johnson, American basketball player March 15 - Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician March 15 - Kim Raver, American actress March 15 - Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer March 15 - Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey March 17 - Mathew St. Patrick, American actor March 18 - Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukrainian chess player March 18 - Shaun Udal, English cricketer March 18 - Andy Cutting, English folk musician and composer March 19 - Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter March 19 - Connor Trinneer, American actor March 20 - Caroline Brunet, Quebec kayaker March 20 - Mannie Fresh, American producer March 21 - Ali Daei, Iranian footballer March 24 - Houston, American pornographic actress March 25 - Dale Davis, American basketball player March 25 - Cathy Dennis, English singer March 27 - Kevin Corrigan, American actor March 27 - Pauley Perrette, American actress March 28 - Brett Ratner, American film director March 28 - Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter March 31 - Samantha Brown, American television host March 31 - Steve Smith, American basketball player April 1 - Fadl Shaker, Lebanese singer April 3 - Lance Storm, Canadian professional wrestler April 6 - Jack Canfora, American playwright April 6 - Bison Dele, American basketball player (disappeared 2002) April 6 - Ari Meyers, Puerto Rican-born American actress April 6 - Philipp Peter, Austrian racing driver April 6 - Paul Rudd, American actor April 6 - Bret Boone, Baseball Player April 7 - Ricky Watters, American football player April 10 - Billy Jayne, American actor April 11 - Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer April 11 - Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer April 12 - Lucas Radebe, South African footballer April 14 - Brad Ausmus, American baseball player April 14 - Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician April 14 - Mark Macon, American basketball player April 15 - Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player April 15 - Jimmy Waite, Canadian ice hockey goaltender April 16 - Fernando Viña, American Baseball Player April 18 - Keith R.A. DeCandido, American author April 19 - Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder April 19 - Susan Polgar, Hungarian-born American chess player April 20 - Chris Jarvis, English TV personality April 21 - Robin Meade, American reporter April 22 - Dion Dublin, English footballer April 23 - Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast April 23 - Richard Wolstencroft, Australian Filmmaker April 23 - Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer April 24 - Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer April 24 - Melinda Clarke, American actress April 24 - Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress April 25 - Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster April 25 - Gina Torres, American actress April 25 - Darren Woodson, American football player April 25 - Renée Zellweger, American actress April 27 - Darcey Bussell, British ballerina April 27 - Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer April 27 - Mica Paris, British singer and presenter April 29 - Paul Adelstein, American actor April 30 - Paulo Jr., Brazilian musician (Sepultura) April 30 - Warren Defever, American musician May 1 - Wes Anderson, American director and writer May 1 - Billy Owens, American basketball player May 2 - Brian Lara, Trinidadian West Indies cricketer May 4 - Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player May 4 - Ryan Shamrock, American wrestling valet May 6 - Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer May 7 - Eagle Eye Cherry, Swedish musician May 7 - Rick Porras, American co-producer May 8 - Akebono Taro, sumo wrestler May 9 - Amber, Dutch musician May 10 - Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch footballer May 10 - John Scalzi, American writer May 12 - Kim Fields, American actress May 12 - Cesar Millan, professional dog trainer May 12 - Kevin Nalty, famed YouTuber May 13 - André Schmechta, German musician (X Marks the Pedwalk) May 14 - Cate Blanchett, Australian actress May 14 - Danny Wood, American singer (New Kids on the Block) May 15 - Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player May 15 - Emmitt Smith, American football player May 15 - Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer May 16 - David Boreanaz, American actor May 16 - Tracey Gold, American actress May 16 - Steve Lewis, American athlete May 17 - Thom Filicia, American television personality May 17 - Alan Doyle, Canadian musician (Great Big Sea) May 18 - Martika, Cuban-American singer May 20 - Brian Gerard James, American professional wrestler May 21 - Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress May 21 - Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer May 24 - Rich Robinson, American musician (Black Crowes) May 25 - Anne Heche, American actress May 25 - Stacy London, American fashion consultant May 25 - Glen Drover, Canadian guitar player (Megadeth) May 26 - Musetta Vander, South African actress May 27 - Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver May 27 - Dondre Whitfield, American actor May 27 - Todd Hundley, American baseball player May 28 - Mike DiFelice, American baseball player May 28 - Justin Kirk, American actor May 29 - Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler) June 1 - Teri Polo, American actress June 2 - Cy Chadwick, English actor June 3 - Takako Minekawa, Japanese musician June 3 - Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician June 4 - Horatio Sanz, Chilean-born comedian June 5 - Brian McKnight, American musician June 7 - Kim Rhodes, American actress June 8 - J.P. Manoux, American actor June 8 - Marcos Siega, American director June 8 - David Sutcliffe, Canadian actor June 9 - Eric Wynalda, American footballer June 10 - Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer June 11 - Peter Dinklage, American actor June 11 - Steven Drozd, American drummer June 11 - Bryan Fogarty, professional ice hockey player (d. 2002) June 11 - Matt McGrath, American actor June 12 - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen June 12 - Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player June 13 - Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete June 13 - Søren Nystrøm Rasted, June 14 - Steffi Graf, German tennis player June 14 - Éric Desjardins, Canadian hockey player June 14 - Kyle Hebert, American voice actor June 14 - MC Ren, American rapper June 14 - Michael Gerber, American parody author June 15 - Ice Cube, American rapper June 15 - Oliver Kahn, German footballer June 15 - Cédric Pioline, French tennis player June 15 - Maurice Odumbe, Kenyan cricketer June 16 - Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer June 17 - Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete June 18 - Pål Pot Pamparius, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro) June 18 - Vito LoGrasso, American professional wrestler June 18 - Christopher Largen, American author June 19 - Lara Spencer, American TV personality June 20 - MaliVai Washington, American former tennis player June 21 - Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier June 23 - Martin Klebba, American actor June 24 - Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian singer June 25 - Matt Gallant, American television host June 25 - Zim Zum, American musician (former Marilyn Manson guitarist) June 26 - Colin Greenwood, British musician (Radiohead) June 26 - Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer June 26 - Mike Myers, American baseball player June 28 - Danielle Brisebois, American actress June 28 - Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress June 29 - Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American actor June 30 - Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricketer July 2 - Matthew Cox, American convicted felon July 3 - Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies) July 5 - John LeClair, American hockey player July 5 - RZA, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) July 5 - Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer July 6 - Brian Van Holt, American actor July 6 - Fernando Redondo, Argentine footballer July 7 - Sylke Otto, German luger July 7 - Joe Sakic, Canadian ice hockey player July 7 - Nathalie Simard, French Canadian singer July 7 - Cree Summer, American voice actress July 7 - Robin Weigert, American actress July 8 - Sugizo Japanese guitarist and singer, July 9 - Jason Kearton, Australian former footballer July 9 - Mark Lui, Hong Kong composer and producer July 10 - Gale Harold, American actor July 10 - Alexandra Hedison, American actress July 11 - David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter July 12 - Alan Mullally, England cricketer July 12 - Lisa Nicole Carson, American actress July 12 - Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006) July 13 - Mark Greenway, British vocalist July 13 - Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter July 16 - Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer July 16 - Daryl Mitchell, American actor July 16 - Rain Pryor, American actress July 18 - Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler July 19 - Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer July 20 - Josh Holloway, American actor July 20 - Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist July 20 - Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill July 20 - Vitamin C, American singer July 21 - Emerson Hart, American musician (Tonic) July 21 - Klaus Graf, German racing driver July 22 - Despina Vandi, Greek singer July 24 - Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player July 24 - Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer July 25 - Jon Barry, American basketball player July 26 - Greg Colbrunn, American baseball player July 27 - Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress July 27 - Triple H, American professional wrestler July 27 - Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer July 28 - Garth Snow, American ice hockey goaltender July 28 - Alexis Arquette, American actor July 30 - Simon Baker, Australian actor July 31 - David Cash, American professional wrestler July 31 - Loren Dean, American actor August 1 - Kevin Jarvis, American baseball player August 1 - David Wain, American actor August 1 - Graham Thorpe, Former England cricketer August 2 - Cedric Ceballos, American basketball player August 2 - Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer August 2 - Jan Axel Blomberg Norwegian musician (Dimmu Borgir, Winds August 2 - Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist August 4 - Michael DeLuise, American actor August 4 - Troy O'Leary, American baseball player August 5 - Venkatesh Prasad, Indian cricketer August 5 - Vasbert Drakes, Barbadian cricketer August 6 - Simon Doull, New Zealand cricketer August 6 - Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003) August 8 - Faye Wong, Hong Kong singer and actress August 8 - Dick Togo, Japanese professional wrestler August 9 - Divine Brown, American convicted felon August 9 - Troy Percival, baseball player August 10 - Emily Symons, Australian actress August 11 - Jonah Matranga, American singer August 11 - Ashley Jensen, Scottish actress August 12 - Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor August 12 - Stuart Williams, West Indian cricketer August 13 - Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater August 14 - Tracy Caldwell, American Astronaut August 14 - DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ (d. 2001) August 14 - Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer August 15 - Kevin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer August 15 - Cris Judd, American actor/choreographer August 16 - Andy Milder, American voice actor August 17 - Christian Laettner, American basketball player August 17 - Donnie Wahlberg, American actor and singer (New Kids On The Block) August 18 - Masta Killa, American rapper August 18 - Everlast, American musician August 18 - Edward Norton, American actor August 18 - Christian Slater, American actor August 19 - Nate Dogg, American rapper August 19 - Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay) August 19 - Emigdio Preciado, Hispanic fugitive on FBI's Most Wanted list August 19 - Paula Jai Parker, American actress August 19 - Matthew Perry, Canadian actor August 19 - Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player August 19 - Patrick Van Horn, American actor August 19 - Clay Walker, American singer August 21 - Josée Chouinard, Canadian figure skater August 23 - Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter August 23 - Geneviève Brouillette, Quebec television and film actress August 25 - Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor August 25 - Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer August 27 - Reece Shearsmith, British actor and comedian August 27 - Mark Ealham, England cricketer August 27 - Cesar Millan, professional dog trainer August 27 - Chandra Wilson, American actress August 28 - Jason Priestley, Canadian-born actor August 28 - Jack Black, American actor August 28 - Pierre Turgeon, French Canadian ice hockey player August 29 - Me'Shell NdegéOcello, American singer August 29 - Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player August 30 - Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist August 31 - Nathalie Bouvier, French alpine skier August 31 - Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor August 31 - Javagal Srinath, Indian cricketer September 1 - Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer September 2 - Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer September 2 - Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author September 2 - Stéphane Matteau, French Canadian ice hockey player September 2 - Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer September 3 - John Fugelsang, American actor September 3 - Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder September 4 - Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer September 4 - Noah Taylor, English-born actor September 5 - Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo, Brazilian footballer September 5 - Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer September 5 - Dweezil Zappa, American musician September 6 - Ben Finegold, American chess player September 6 - CeCe Peniston, American dance music singer September 6 - Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete September 6 - Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents September 7 - Darren Bragg, American baseball player September 7 - Angie Everhart, American model and actress September 7 - Diane Farr, American actress (Numb3rs) September 7 - Little Jimmy Urine, American singer (Mindless Self Indulgence) September 7 - Rudy Galindo, American skater figure September 8 - Gary Speed, Welsh footballer September 8 - Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer September 8 - Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer September 9 - Rachel Hunter, New Zealand model and actress September 9 - Constance Marie, American actress September 10 - Jonathon Schaech, American actor September 11 - Eduardo Perez, American baseball player September 11 - Gidget Gein, American musician September 12 - Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer September 12 - James Frey, American writer September 12 - Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer September 12 - André Heinz, American environmentalist; son of Teresa Heinz September 13 - Tyler Perry, American actor September 13 - Ilka Knickenberg, German actress September 13 - Shane Warne, Australian cricketer September 15 - Jim Curtiss, American writer September 15 - Jeffrey Schwarz, American film director/producer September 16 - Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica) September 17 - Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player September 17 - Matthew Settle, American actor September 19 - Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer September 19 - Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer September 20 - Victoria Dillard, American actress September 20 - Megumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler September 20 - Richard Witschge, former Dutch footballer September 21 - Jason Christiansen, American baseball player September 22 - Chris Powell, English footballer September 22 - Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer September 23 - Michelle Thomas, American actress (d. 1998) September 23 - Patrick Fiori, French singer September 23 - Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver September 23 - Donald Audette, Canadian ice hockey player September 24 - Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot) September 24 - Shamim Sarif, English novelist and filmmaker September 24 - Donald DeGrate, Jr. September 24 - Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model September 24 - Megan Ward, American actress September 25 - Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (d. 2002) September 25 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress September 25 - Hal Sparks, American actor September 25 - Heather Stewart-Whyte, British supermodel September 26 - Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian September 26 - Andy Petterson, Australian footballer September 26 - Paul Warhurst, English footballer September 28 - Mark Everett, American fugitive September 28 - Ben Greenman, American author September 28 - Éric Lapointe, Canadian singer September 28 - Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer September 29 - Erika Eleniak, American actress and model September 29 - Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer September 29 - Angelo Barretto, Filipino race car driver September 30 - Chris Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1991) October 1 - Igor Ulanov, Russian hockey player October 1 - Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician October 2 - Mitch English, American actor October 2 - Damon Gough, English singer October 2 - Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler October 3 - Gwen Stefani, American singer (No Doubt) October 3 - Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc~en~Ciel) October 3 - Janel Moloney, American actress October 6 - Troy Shaw, English snooker player October 7 - Javier Álvarez, Spanish singer-songwriter October 7 - Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler October 7 - Maria Whittaker, English model October 7 - Benny Chan Ho Man, Hong Kong actor and singer October 8 - Julia Ann, American pornographic actress October 8 - Jeremy Davies, American actor October 8 - Dylan Neal, Canadian actor October 9 - P.J. Harvey, English musician October 10 - Brett Favre, American football player October 10 - Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress October 12 - Martie Maguire, American musician (Dixie Chicks) October 12 - Dwayne Roloson, Canadian hockey player October 12 - José Valentín, American baseball player October 13 - Rhett Akins, American country singer October 13 - Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater October 13 - Cady McClain, American actress October 14 - David Strickland, American actor (d. 1999) October 14 - P. J. Brown, American basketball player October 15 - Paige Davis, American television personality and Broadway actress October 15 - Vanessa Marcil, American actress October 15 - Dominic West, British actor October 15 - Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer October 16 - Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter October 16 - Terri J. Vaughn, American actress October 16 - Wendy Wilson, American pop singer (Wilson Phillips) October 16 - Takao Ōmori, Japanese professional wrestler October 17 - Wood Harris, American actor October 17 - Ernie Els, South African golfer October 17 - Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian October 18 - Nelson Vivas, Argentine former footballer October 19 - Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer October 19 - DJ Sammy, Spanish DJ October 19 - John Edward, American TV Psychic October 20 - Juan González, Puerto Rican baseball player October 20 - Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer October 20 - Lambros Papakostas, Greek high jumper October 21 - Mo Lewis, American football player October 21 - Michael Hancock, Australian rugby league footballer October 22 - Héctor Carrasco, Dominican baseball player October 22 - Spike Jonze, American director and film producer October 22 - Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer October 23 - Trudi Canavan, Australian writer October 24 - Adela Noriega, Mexican actress October 25 - Josef Beranek, Czech ice hockey player October 25 - Nika Futterman, American voice actress October 25 - Oleg Salenko, Russian footballer October 28 - Ben Harper, American musician October 28 - Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Puerto Rican screenwriter and producer October 29 - Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer October 29 - Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter October 30 - Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer October 31 - David Coburn, American actor/voice actor November 1 - Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey player November 2 - Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn) November 3 - Robert Miles, Swiss record producer November 4 - Sean "Diddy" Combs, American rapper November 4 - Matthew McConaughey, American actor November 7 - Hélène Grimaud, French pianist November 7 - Michelle Clunie, American actress November 8 - Roxana Zal, American actress November 9 - Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile November 10 - Ellen Pompeo, American actress November 10 - Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer November 10 - Jens Lehmann, German footballer November 11 - Carson Kressley, American television personality November 11 - Kristen Wilson, American actress November 12 - Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster November 12 - Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter November 13 - Gerard Butler, Scottish actor November 13 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author November 17 - Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player November 17 - Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor November 18 - Sam Cassell, American basketball player November 18 - Duncan Sheik, American singer November 18 - Ahmed Helmi, Egyptian actor November 19 - Erika Alexander, American actress November 19 - Philippe Adams, Belgian racing driver November 19 - Richard Virenque, French cyclist November 20 - Callie Thorne, American actor November 21 - Ken Griffey, Jr. November 22 - Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist November 23 - Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer November 24 - Rob Nicholson, American musician November 25 - Anthony Peeler, American basketball player November 26 - Shawn Kemp, American basketball player November 28 - Robb Nen, American baseball player November 28 - Lexington Steele (Clifton Britt), American adult film actor November 29 - Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer November 29 - Kasey Keller, American soccer player November 29 - Mariano Rivera, Panamanian baseball player November 30 - Marc Goossens, Belgian racing driver November 30 - Amy Ryan, American actress December 3 - Bill Steer, British guitarist December 4 - Jay-Z, American rapper December 5 - Morgan J. Freeman, American film director December 5 - Lewis Gordon Pugh, English swimmer December 8 - Steve Van Wormer, American actor December 9 - Jakob Dylan, American singer (The Wallflowers) December 9 - Allison Smith, American actress December 9 - Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer December 9 - Sebastian Spence, Canadian actor December 10 - Rob Blake, Canadian ice hockey player December 11 - Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster December 11 - Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer December 11 - Sean Grande, American sportscaster December 11 - Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer December 12 - Carrie Westcott, American model and actress December 13 - Sergei Fedorov, Russian ice hockey player December 13 - Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer (d. 2007) December 14 - Scott Hatteberg, American baseball player December 15 - Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair athlete December 17 - Chris Mason, English darts player December 18 - Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer December 18 - Justin Edinburgh, English footballer December 18 - Akira Iida, Japanese racing driver December 19 - Richard Hammond, English television presenter December 19 - Tom Gugliotta, American basketball player December 19 - Kristy Swanson, American actress December 19 - Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler December 21 - Julie Delpy, French actress December 21 - Mihails Zemļinskis, Latvian footballer December 22 - Myriam Bédard, Canadian athlete December 23 - Greg Biffle, American racecar driver December 23 - Martha Byrne, American actress December 23 - Rob Pelinka, American sports agent December 24 - Mark Millar, Scottish comic book writer December 27 - Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver December 27 - Chyna, American professional wrestler December 28 - Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer December 29 - Jennifer Ehle, American actress December 29 - Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver December 30 - Dave England, American television personality December 30 - Jay Kay, English musician (Jamiroquai) December 30 - Meredith Monroe, American actress December 31 - Kate Beahan, Australian actress December 31 - Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter and newspaper columnist
January 1 - Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888) January 1 - Barton MacLane, American actor (b. 1902) January 3 - Howard McNear, American actor (b. 1905) January 4 - Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908) January 8 - Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889) January 11 - Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890) January 16 - Vernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (b. 1903) January 16 - Jan Palach, Czech protester against the Soviet led invasion.(b. 1948) January 18 - Hans Freyer, German sociologist (b. 1887) January 25 - Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887) January 30 - Georges Pire, Belgian monk January 31 - Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894) February 2 - Boris Karloff, English actor (b. 1887) February 3 - Eduardo Mondlane Mozambican independence founder, (b. 1920) February 5 - Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1905) February 9 - Gabby Hayes, American actor (b. 1885) February 14 - Vito Genovese, American gangster (b. 1897) February 19 - Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899) March 4 - Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881) March 11 - John Wyndham, English author (b. 1903) March 18 - Barbara Bates, American film actress (b. 1925) March 25 - Max Eastman, American writer (b. 1883) March 26 - John Kennedy Toole, American author (b. 1937) March 28 - Aryeh Levin, Orthodox Jewish rabbi April 5 - Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903) April 5 - Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917) April 15 - Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen of Spain (b. 1887) May 2 - Franz von Papen, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1879) May 4 - Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892) May 8 - Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (b. 1892) May 14 - Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888) May 16 - Robert R., first confirmed death from AIDS in North America (b. 1954) May 19 - Coleman Hawkins, American musician (b. 1901) May 26 - Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937) May 27 - Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (b. 1926) June 1 - Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904) June 2 - Leo Gorcey, American actor (b. 1917) June 8 - Robert Taylor, American actor (b. 1911) June 21 - Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (b. 1934) June 22 - Judy Garland, American singer and actress (b. 1922) June 23 - Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (b. 1907) June 29 - Shorty Long, American singer (b. 1940) July 2 - Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923) July 3 - Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (b. 1942) July 5 - Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (b. 1884) July 5 - Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898) July 18 - Mary Jo Kopechne, American Robert F. Kennedy campaign worker (b. 1940) July 20 - Roy Hamilton, American singer (b. 1929) July 26 - Frank Loesser, American composer (b. 1910) August 7 - Joseph Kosma, French composer (Autumn Leaves) (b. 1905) August 9 - Abigail Folger, American heiress (murdered) (b. 1943) August 9 - Wojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (b. 1936) August 9 - Jay Sebring, American hair stylist (murdered) (b. 1933) August 9 - Sharon Tate, American actress (murdered) (b. 1943) August 9 - Steven Parent, American student (murdered) (b. 1951) August 10 - Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930) August 27 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (b. 1884) August 27 - Erika Mann, German writer and daughter of Thomas Mann (b. 1905) August 31 - Rocky Marciano, American boxer (b. 1923) September 1 - Drew Pearson, American newspaper columnist (b. 1897) September 3 - John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871) September 6 - Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (b. 1892) September 8 - Bud Collyer, American television game show host (b. 1908) September 9 - Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928) September 19 - Rex Ingram, American actor (b. 1895) October 3 - Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902) October 4 - Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912) October 7 - Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888) October 12 - Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (b. 1912) October 21 - Jack Kerouac, American novelist (b. 1922) October 22 - Tommy Edwards, American singer (b. 1922) October 28 - Constance Dowling, American actress (b. 1920) October 30 - Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892) November 12 - Liu Shaoqi, Former Chairman of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898) November 18 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. December 1 - Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937) December 3 - Mathias Wieman, German actor (b. 1902) December 7 - Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897) December 7 - Eric Portman, English actor (b. 1903) December 13 - Spencer Williams, Jr.
January 2 - Luis Ferré becomes the first statehooder Governor of Puerto Rico. January 2 - Operation Barrier Reef begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. January 5 - Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry. January 14 - An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people. January 15 - The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5. January 16 - Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before. January 18 - United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay resulting in the loss of all 32 passengers and six crew members. January 19 - Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest. January 20 - The first pulsar is discovered, in the Crab Nebula. January 21 - An experimental underground nuclear reactor at Lucens Vad, Switzerland, released radiation into a cavern, which was then sealed. January 30 - The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police. February 3 - In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress. February 4 - Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization. February 7 - The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service. February 8 - Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico. February 9 - First test flight of the Boeing 747. February 18 - The Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 disaster occurs, killing all on board. February 25 - Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet. March 2 - In Toulouse, France the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted. March 2 - Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River. March 3 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module. March 7 - Golda Meir nominated by the Labor party as the first female Prime Minister of Israel. March 10 - In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He would later retract his guilty plea. March 13 - Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module. March 17 - Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel. March 19 - The 385 metre tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build- up. March 20 - John Lennon and Yoko ono were married. March 25 - During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31). March 27 - Mariner 7 is launched. March 28 - Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece. March 28 - The McGill français movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal's history with 10,000 trade unionists, leftist activists, CEGEP students, and even some McGill students at McGill's Roddick Gates. This led to the majority of the protesters getting arrested. April 1 - The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the RAF. April 3 - Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort. April 4 - Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart. April 5 - Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities. April 7 - The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1. April 9 - The "Chicago Eight" plead not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. April 9 - The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford. April 13 - Closure of the Brisbane tramway network. April 17 - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy. April 17 - Czechoslovakian Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubček is deposed. April 28 - Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France. April 28 - Terence O'Neill announces his resignation as Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. May 2 - The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City. May 10 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill. May 11 - Vietnam War: Operation Apache Snow – Near the Laos border, American and South Vietnamese forces fight North Vietnamese troops for Ap Bia Mountain (aka Hill 937 or "Hamburger Hill"). May 13 - Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. May 16 - Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus. May 17 - Venera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure. May 18 - Apollo program: Apollo 10 is launched. May 20 - The Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam ends. May 21 - Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, aka Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student. May 22 - Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface. May 26 - Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing. May 29 - General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest. May 30 - Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao June 3 - Melbourne-Evans collision: Off the coast of South Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne cuts the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half. June 5 - The International communist conference begins in Moscow. June 22 - The Cuyahoga River catches fire, which triggers a crack-down on pollution in the river. June 23 - Warren E. Burger is sworn in as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring chief Earl Warren. June 27 - The Stonewall riots that mark the beginning of the gay liberation movement begin in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. June 28 - Stonewall riots begin in New York City. June 30 - Nigeria bans Red Cross aid to Biafra. July 3 - The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad. July 4 - Two teens (one male, one female) are attacked at Blue Rock Springs in California. They were the second (known) victims of the Zodiac Killer. The male survives. July 4 - The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie. July 7 - In Canada, the Official Languages Act is adopted making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government. July 8 - IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer. July 14 - Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer game against El Salvador, rioting breaks out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers. July 14 - The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation. July 16 - Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. July 18 - After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies. July 20 - Apollo Program: Apollo 11 successfully lands the first man on the Moon. July 20 - Cease fire announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the "Football War" July 21 - Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission. July 24 - Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean. July 25 - Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This was the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war. August 4 - Vietnam War: at the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail. August 5 - Mariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers). August 9 - Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring, and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles, California. August 10 - A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson's cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. August 12 - Violence erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Derry, Northern Ireland, resulting in a three-day communal riot known as the Battle of the Bogside. August 14 - British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland. August 15 - The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens. August 17 - Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage. August 18 - Jimi Hendrix plays the unofficial last day of Woodstock. August 21 - An Australian, Michael Dennis Rohan, sets the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire August 27 - Israeli commando force penetrates deep into Egyptian territory to stage mortar attack on regional Egyptian Army headquarters in the Nile Valley of Upper Egypt. September 1 - A revolution in Libya brings Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi to power, which was later transferred to the People's Committees. September 2 - The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York. September 5 - My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lt. William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai. September 9 - Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collides in flight with a Piper PA-28 and crashes near Fairland, Indiana. September 23 - The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago. October 1 - The Concorde supersonic transport plane breaks the sound barrier for the first time. October 5 - The first episode of the famous comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC. October 8 - The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois. October 9 - In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the "Chicago Eight" that began on September 24. October 14 - The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the decimalisation of the currency in 1971. October 19 - The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba. October 21 - A coup d'état in Somalia brings Siad Barre to power. October 29 - The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. November 3 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies. November 10 - National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children's television program Sesame Street. November 12 - Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre November 13 - Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, DC stage a symbolic March Against Death. November 14 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon. November 15 - Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea. November 15 - Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death". November 17 - Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides. November 19 - Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum ("Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon. November 19 - Football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal. November 20 - Vietnam War: The Cleveland Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. November 21 - U.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C. on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. is to retain its rights to bases on the island, but these are to be nuclear-free. November 24 - Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon. December 1 - Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II. December 4 - Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers. December 5 - Life Magazine reports the My Lai Massacre . December 6 - Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones's concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. December 8 - An Olympic Airways Douglas DC-6 crashes in Keratea during a storm, killing 93 people. December 12 - Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing December 17 - The SALT I talks begin. December 17 - Project Blue Book: The USAF closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings were generated as a result of "A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects." December 18 - Capital punishment in the United Kingdom: Home Secretary James Callaghan's motion to make permanent the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965, which had temporarily suspended capital punishment in England, Wales and Scotland for murder (but not for all crimes) for a period of five years, is carried by both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.