you know, its weird, but the beginning and ending of any given year has an almost infinitesimal distance in space between them*
having said that, it was a good year for births, like the ones listed above and:
John McEnroe, Sean Bean, Sheena Easton, Robert Smith, Suzanne Vega, "Magic" Johnson, Neal Stephenson &
my favorite uncle, Marty
*=Also, when one such a year begins was set by scientists sometime in, uhh, during the "Age of Reason" or perhaps corrected since then
not sure, my history of science is not what it use to be, sorry, my thing for names, places and dates is leaving me I fear. Too many years as a devoted deconstructionist perhaps...