List of Famous people who born in 1928

Born in 1928
Died in 1928

Che Guevara

Ernesto Guevara
First Name Che
Last Name Guevara
Died on October 9, 1967
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Ernesto "Che" Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.

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Buster Welch

First Name Buster
Last Name Welch
Born on May 23, 1928 (age 94)

Buster Welch, born near Sterling City, Texas, is a cutting horse trainer and inductee into the NCHA Members Hall of Fame, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, National Cutting Horse Association Riders Hall of Fame and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Buster was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 National Golden Spur Award for his "outstanding contributions to the ranching and livestock industry".

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Noam Chomsky

First Name Noam
Last Name Chomsky
Born on December 7, 1928 (age 94)

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is the author of more than 150 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.

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Jean-Marie Le Pen

First Name Jean-Marie
Born on June 20, 1928 (age 94)
Born in France, Brittany

Jean-Marie Le Pen is a French politician who served as President of the National Front from 1972 to 2011. He also served as Honorary President of the National Front from 2011 to 2015.

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Gerd Ruge

First Name Gerd
Born on August 9, 1928
Died on October 15, 2021 (aged 93)
Born in Germany

Gerd Ruge is a German journalist, author and filmmaker.

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Line Renaud

Jacqueline Simonne Alberte Enté
First Name Line
Last Name Renaud
Born on July 2, 1928 (age 94)

Line Renaud is a French singer, actress and AIDS activist.

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Robert Badinter

First Name Robert
Last Name Badinter
Born on March 30, 1928 (age 94)

Robert Badinter is a French lawyer, politician, and author who enacted the abolition of the death penalty in France in 1981, while serving as Minister of Justice under François Mitterrand. He has also served in high-level appointed positions with national and international bodies working for justice and the rule of law.

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Ennio Morricone

First Name Ennio
Born on November 10, 1928
Died on July 6, 2020 (aged 91)
Born in Italy, Lazio

Ennio Morricone, OMRI was an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpet player who wrote music in a wide range of styles. With more than 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as more than 100 classical works, Morricone is widely considered as one of the most prolific and greatest film composers of all time. His filmography includes more than 70 award-winning films, all Sergio Leone's films since A Fistful of Dollars, all Giuseppe Tornatore's films since Cinema Paradiso, The Battle of Algiers, Dario Argento's Animal Trilogy, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, as well as The Thing, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mission, The Untouchables, Mission to Mars, Bugsy, Disclosure, In the Line of Fire, Bulworth, Ripley's Game, and The Hateful Eight. His score to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) is regarded as one of the most recognizable and influential soundtracks in history. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

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Hardy Krüger

First Name Hardy
Last Name Krüger
Born on April 12, 1928 (age 94)
Born in Germany, Berlin

Hardy Krüger is a German actor and author, who appeared in more than 60 films since 1944. After becoming a film star in Germany in the 1950s, Krüger increasingly turned to roles in international films like Hatari!, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Wild Geese, Sundays and Cybele, A Bridge Too Far, The Battle of Neretva, The Secret of Santa Vittoria, The Red Tent, The One That Got Away and Barry Lyndon.

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Walter Mondale

Walter Frederick Mondale
First Name Walter
Last Name Mondale
Born on January 5, 1928
Died on April 19, 2021 (aged 93)

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale is an American politician, diplomat and lawyer who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A United States senator from Minnesota (1964–1976), he was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1984 United States presidential election, but lost to incumbent Ronald Reagan in an Electoral College and popular vote landslide. Reagan won 49 states while Mondale carried his home state of Minnesota and the District of Columbia. In October 2002, Mondale became the last-minute choice of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party to run for Senate after the death of Senator Paul Wellstone, but was defeated by Saint Paul Mayor Norm Coleman. Mondale became the oldest living former U.S. vice president after the death of George H. W. Bush in 2018.

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Klaus Rainer Röhl

First Name Klaus
Last Name Röhl
Born on December 1, 1928
Died on November 30, 2021 (aged 92)

Klaus Rainer Röhl is a German journalist and author, best known as founder, owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of konkret, the most influential magazine on the German political left from the 1960s to the early 1970s. He has since become critical of communism and the far-left.

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Ethel Skakel Kennedy

First Name Ethel
Born on April 11, 1928 (age 94)

Ethel Kennedy is an American human rights advocate. Kennedy is the widow of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy as well as the sixth child of George Skakel and Ann Brannack. She married Robert F. Kennedy in 1950, and the couple had 11 children together.

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Nikolai Dobronravov

First Name Nikolai
Born on November 22, 1928 (age 94)
Born in Russia

Nikolai Nikolaevich Dobronravov is a Soviet/Russian poet and lyricist. He collaborates with his wife Aleksandra Pakhmutova.

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Jim Lovell

James Arthur Lovell Jr.
First Name Jim
Last Name Lovell
Born on March 25, 1928 (age 94)

James Arthur Lovell Jr. is an American retired astronaut, naval aviator, and mechanical engineer. In 1968, as command module pilot of Apollo 8, he became one of the first three humans to fly to and orbit the Moon. He then commanded the 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission which, after a critical failure en route, circled around the Moon and returned safely to Earth through the efforts of the crew and mission control.

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Tom Lehrer

First Name Tom
Last Name Lehrer
Born on April 9, 1928 (age 94)

Thomas Andrew Lehrer is a retired American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy and humorous songs that he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s. His songs often parodied popular musical forms, though he usually created original melodies when doing so. A notable exception is "The Elements", in which he set the names of the chemical elements to the tune of the "Major-General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.

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Marthe Mercadier

Marthe Henriette Fernande Mercadié-Meyrat
First Name Marthe
Born on October 23, 1928
Died on September 15, 2021 (aged 92)

Marthe Mercadier is a French actress. Mercadier suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

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James Randi

Randall James Hamilton Zwinge
First Name James
Last Name Randi
Born on August 7, 1928
Died on October 20, 2020 (aged 92)
Born in Canada, Ontario

James Randi was a Canadian-American stage magician and scientific skeptic who extensively challenged paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. He was the co-founder of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). Randi began his career as a magician under the stage name The Amazing Randi and later chose to devote most of his time to investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims, which he collectively called "woo-woo". Randi retired from practicing magic at age 60, and from his foundation at 87.

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Annie Cordy

Léonia Juliana Cooreman
First Name Annie
Born on June 16, 1928
Died on September 4, 2020 (aged 92)

Léonie, Baroness Cooreman, known by the stage name Annie Cordy, was a Belgian actress and singer. She appeared in more than 50 films from 1954 and staged many memorable appearances at Bruno Coquatrix' famous Paris Olympia. Her version of "La Ballade de Davy Crockett" was number 1 in the charts for five weeks in France in August 1956. She was born in Laeken, Belgium, where in 2004, King Albert II of Belgium bestowed upon her the title of Baroness in recognition for her life's achievements.

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James D. Watson

James Dewey Watson
First Name James
Last Name Watson
Born on April 6, 1928 (age 94)

James Dewey Watson KBE is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist. In 1953, he co-authored with Francis Crick the academic paper proposing the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. Watson, Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material". In subsequent years, it has been recognized that Watson and his colleagues did not properly attribute colleague Rosalind Franklin for her contributions to the discovery of the double helix structure.

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Heinz Baumann

First Name Heinz
Last Name Baumann
Born on February 12, 1928 (age 95)

Heinz Baumann is a German actor.

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