Famous births in 1928, In order of Births

 

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

 

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (January 5, 1928–April 4, 1979) President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. His daughter Benazir Bhutto also served twice as prime minister; she was assassinated on December 27, 2007.He was executed in 1979 for authorizing the murder of a political opponent, Ahmed Raza Kasuri.The move was done under the directives of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. His supporters add the honorific title Shaheed, the Urdu word for "martyr", before his name, thus: Shaheed-e-Azam Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto ("The Great Martyr").Bhutto was the founder of Pakistan's nuclear program.

Walter Mondale

 

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) He was the forty-second Vice President of the United States (1977–1981) under President Jimmy Carter, a two-term United States Senator from Minnesota, and the unsuccessful Democratic Party nominee for president in 1984. Later, during the administration of Democratic President Bill Clinton he served as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996.

Vidal Sassoon

 

Vidal Sassoon (born January 17, 1928) is a British hairdresser and businessman. The hairstyles created by Sassoon relied on dark, straight, and shiny hair cut into geometric yet organic shapes. In 1963, Sassoon created a short, angular hairstyle cut on a horizontal plane that was the recreation of the classic "bob cut."

 

Jeanne Moreau

 

Jeanne Moreau ( born 23 January 1928) a French actress, screenwriter and director.she went on to work with many of the best known New Wave and avant garde directors.[After her sexy role in The Lovers (Les Amants, 1959), the media tagged her as "The New Bardot".

Michel Serrault

 

Michel Serrault (January 24, 1928, July 29, 2007) was a celebrated French actor who appeared in over 150 filmshe became well-known internationally in the 1970s for his starring role as Albin/Zaza in La Cage aux Folles.

 

Hans Modrow

 

Hans Modrow (born January 27, 1928) is a German politician, best known as the last communist premier of East Germany. He currently is the honorary Chairman of the Left Party.In February 2008, following the news that Fidel Castro was abandoning power in Cuba, the press reported that Modrow was in the Caribbean island on an invitation extended by the Cuban government to discuss the experiences of East Germany’s transition to capitalism. He plans to stay there until April, 2008

 

Frank Frazetta

 

Frank Frazetta (born February 9, 1928) is an American fantasy and science fiction artist. Frazetta was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of eight, with the insistence of his school teachers, Frazetta's parents enrolled him in the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts. He attended the academy for eight years under the tutelage of Michael Falanga, an award-winning Italian fine artist. Frazetta worked with Al Capp on his Li'l Abner comic strip. His cover for the sword-and-sorcery collection Conan the Adventurer by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp caused a sensation—numerous people bought the book for its cover alone. During this period he also did covers for other paperback editions of classic Edgar Rice Burroughs books, such as those from the Tarzan and Barsoom (John Carter of Mars) series.

 

 

 

Vasili Grigoryevich Lazarev

 

Vasili Grigoryevich Lazarev (February 23, 1928 – December 31, 1990) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 12 spaceflight as well as the abortive Soyuz 18a launch.

 

Fats Domino

 

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino (born February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a classic R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter.His 1956 up tempo version of the 1940 Vincent Rose, Al Lewis & Larry Stock song, "Blueberry Hill" reached #2 in the Top 40, was #1 on the R&B charts for 11 weeks, and was his biggest hit

Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon ( February 26, 1928) Prime Minister of Israel 7 March 2001 – 14 April 2006

 

Patrick McGoohan

 

Patrick McGoohan, (born March 19, 1928) is an American born UK-raised actor, who rose to fame in the British film and TV industry by starring in the 1960s television series Danger Man (renamed Secret Agent when exported to the US), cult classic The Prisoner and Mel Gibson's epic Braveheart as Edward Longshanks. McGoohan wrote several episodes of The Prisoner himself, occasionally using the pseudonyms

 

Fred McFeely Roger

 

Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, minister, songwriter, and television host. Rogers was the host of the television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in production from 1968 to 2001. Rogers was also an ordained Presbyterian minister.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

 

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski (born March 28, 1928, Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish-American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981

 

Shirley Jane Temple

 

Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928) is an Academy Award-winning actress most famous for being an iconic American child actor of the 1930s, who enjoyed a notable career as a diplomat as an adult 

Muhammad Hosni Mubarak

 

Muhammad Hosni Mubarak (born May 4, 1928) has been the president of Egypt since October 14, 1981President Mubarak has been re-elected by majority votes in a referendum for successive terms on four occasions: in 1987, 1993, 1999. The results of the referendums are of questionable validity. No one runs against the President due to a restriction in the Egyptian constitution in which the People's Assembly plays the main role in electing the President of the Republic. However, in February 2005 Mubarak passed a constitutional amendment allowing parties directly running against the incumbent president.

 

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach ( May 12, 1928) is an award-winning American pianist and composer. He is best known for his many pop hits from the early 1960s through the 1980s

 

Billy Martin

 

Billy Martin(May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the manager of the New York Yankees, a position he held five different times.

 

Rosemary Clooney

 

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was a popular American singer and actress. She was most popular singing traditional pop music in the 1940s and 1950s with songs like "Come On-a My House". She was the mother of actor Miguel Ferrer, aunt of actor George Clooney

Jack Kevorkian

Jack Kevorkian (born on May 26, 1928) is a former Armenian-American pathologist. He is most noted for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via euthanasia; he claims to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. Between 1999 and 2007, Kevorkian served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was released on June 1, 2007, on parole due to good behavior

Georgiy Dobrovolskiy

 

Georgiy DobrovolskiyJune 1, 1928, Odessa, Ukrainian SSR – June 30, 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut.

He flew on the Soyuz 11 mission and had the unfortunate distinction of being part of the first acknowledged Soviet crew to die during a space flight.

After a normal re-entry, the capsule was opened and the crew was found dead. It was discovered that a valve had opened just prior to leaving orbit that had allowed the capsule's atmosphere to vent away into space, suffocating the crew.

 

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14,1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che, or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theorist, and guerrilla leader.In December 1956, he was among the revolutionaries who invaded Cuba under Castro's leadership with the intention of overthrowing U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to Comandante, and played a pivotal role in the successful guerrilla campaign that deposed BatistaHe was also a prolific writer and diarist, with one of his most influential works being a manual on the theory and practice of guerrilla warfare. Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to incite revolutions first in an unsuccessful attempt in Congo-Kinshasa and then in Bolivia, where he was captured with the help of the CIA and executed.

 

Yoshiro Nakamatsu

 

Yoshiro Nakamatsu born June 26, 1928,a Japanese inventor claiming to hold the world record for number of inventions with over 3,000, including "PyonPyon" spring shoes and the basic technology for the floppy disk, the CD, the DVD and the digital watch

 

Robert Sheckley

 

Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 – December 9, 2005) was an American science fiction author

 

Stanley Kubrick

 

Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an influential American film director and producer who made such famous films as : Paths of Glory , Spartacus , 2001 and Full Metal Jacket .

 

Andy Warhol

 

Andy Warhol August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), an American artist and a central figure in the movement known as pop art. Warhol coined the phrase 15 minutes of fame

James Coburn

 

James Coburn J(August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an Oscar-winning American actor.He was in such cinema classics as The Magnificent Seven , Our Man Flint,Cross of Iron ( The Great Escape. He died on November 18, 2002, aged 74, of a heart attack.

 

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone (born November 10, 1928), is an award-winning Italian composer. He composed and arranged scores for more than 500 film and television productions.Morricone wrote the characteristic soundtracks of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).

 

Noam Chomsky

 

Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor emeritus and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [2] Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community for his substantial work in theoretical linguistics and cognitive science. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political activist and a libertarian socialist intellectual.

 

Philip K. Dick

 

Philip K. Dick ( December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American science fiction novelist and short story writer. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. In his later worksnine of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report.

 

Bo Diddley

 

Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008 ) born Ellas Otha Bates was an original and influential American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter

 

 

 

 

 

 

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