1. In which year was Tom Hanks born?
From Quiz Tom Hanks On-screen and Off-screen
Tom Hanks, whose full name is Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, was born on July the 9th, 1956, in Concord, California. He was the third of four children born to Amos and Janet Marylyn Hanks, who worked as a cook and as a hospital worker respectively. In 1961 his parents divorced, after which Tom and his two older siblings lived with their father and had a fairly nomadic life so that Tom lived in ten different houses during his first ten years.
Tom had a number of step-siblings as his father twice married other women who already had children from a previous relationship, although both of these marriages ended in divorce too. For two years in the early 1960s Amos was married to Winifred, who already had five children, and in 1965 he married Frances Wong, two of whose three children had stayed with her. Through his father's side of the family Tom is distantly related to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US President, and to television presenter Fred Rogers, who Tom played in the 2019 movie, 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood'.