Birthdays in History in 1929

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 290

  • Jan 1 Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
  • Jan 3 Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • Jan 3 Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • Jan 4 Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
  • Jan 4 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
  • Jan 6 Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Heiner Muller, dramatist
  • Jan 9 Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • Jan 12 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher
  • Jan 12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher

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Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 16 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • Jan 16 Francesco Scavullo, celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 20 Bob Denard, French mercenary
  • Jan 22 Rita Gillespie, TV director
  • Jan 23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 23 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • Jan 26 Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC
  • Jan 27 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 28 Claes Oldenburg, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 29 Elio Petri, Italy, director (Property is no theft)
  • Jan 30 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
  • Jan 31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Feb 4 Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse
  • Feb 5 Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
  • Feb 6 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
  • Feb 9 Bill Barrett, (Rep-R-Nebraska)
  • Feb 9 Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Henk Heidweiler, Surinam ambassador (in Netherlands)
  • Feb 10 Jim Whittacker, mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
  • Feb 13 Omar Torrijos Herrera, president Panama
  • Feb 14 Matthew G Martinez, (Rep-D-CA, 1982- )
  • Feb 15 James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75)
  • Feb 16 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
  • Feb 17 Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
  • Feb 24 David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
  • Feb 25 Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, British church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
  • Feb 28 Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)
  • Feb 28 John Montague, Irish poet and 1st occupant of the Ireland Chair of Poetry, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 1 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • Mar 2 Donald Gosling, English parkeerplaatsenmagnaat/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 6 Hal Miller, British MP
  • Mar 6 Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)
  • Mar 6 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • Mar 9 Hugh Desmond Hoyte, president (Guyana, 1985-92)
  • Mar 9 Marie Cardinal, writer
  • Mar 11 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
  • Mar 12 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • Mar 12 U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
  • Mar 13 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • Mar 18 John Macurdy, American bass
  • Mar 23 Albert H Crews, astronaut
  • Mar 23 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)
  • Mar 23 Roger Bannister, England, 1st to run a 4 minute mile (May 6, 1954)
  • Mar 25 Harris W Fawell, (Rep-R-IL, 1985- )
  • Mar 26 Edwin Turney, American businessman
  • Mar 28 Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop
  • Mar 29 Sheila Kitzinger, author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset
  • Mar 29 Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japanese artist and writer

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Mar 31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Mar 31 Bertram Fields, American lawyer
  • Apr 1 Milan Kundera, Czech poet/writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being)
  • Apr 1 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
  • Apr 2 Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)
  • Apr 2 Frans H J J Andriessen, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
  • Apr 3 Dennis Farr, director (Courtauld Institute Galleries)
  • Apr 3 Miyoshi Umeki, Jap, actress (Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • Apr 4 William F Clinger Jr, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Apr 5 Hugo Claus, Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar)
  • Apr 6 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist (Ton Fan group), born in Guangxi, China (d. 1994)
  • Apr 6 Willis Hall, British writer

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Apr 7 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • Apr 7 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 Renzo de Felice, historian
  • Apr 11 Lawrence Coughlin, (Rep-R-PA, 1969- )
  • Apr 14 William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • Apr 15 Adrian Cadbury, confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15 Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
  • Apr 17 Eileen Stamers-Smith, headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • Apr 17 Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • Apr 18 Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
  • Apr 22 Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), born in Bexley (d. 2017)
  • Apr 22 Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • Apr 22 Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Apr 22 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
  • Apr 23 George Steiner, professor (English)
  • Apr 25 Jose Angel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)
  • Apr 26 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • Apr 29 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • Apr 29 [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)
  • May 3 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • May 3 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
  • May 4 Sidney Lamb, American linguist
  • May 6 John Polk Allen, Carnegie Oklahoma, CEO (Biosphere 2)
  • May 6 John Taylor, bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen
  • May 6 Rosemary Camp, president (Council for British Archaeology)
  • May 7 Sally L Smith, educator/founder (Lab School of Wash)
  • May 8 V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
  • May 8 Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • May 9 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 10 Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • May 10 Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • May 11 Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
  • May 12 Sam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
  • May 14 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • May 14 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • May 16 Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), (d. 2012)
  • May 16 John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
  • May 16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • May 17 Raymond Hide, geophysicist
  • May 18 Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
  • May 18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • May 19 Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
  • May 19 John Stroger Chicago politician
  • May 20 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • May 21 Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
  • May 23 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • May 25 David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
  • May 26 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
  • May 28 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • May 29 Anthony Grant, British MP
  • May 29 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • May 31 Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • Jun 2 Willaim Brown, television executive
  • Jun 2 Norton Juster, American author and archi
  • Jun 3 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • Jun 3 Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Jun 4 Karolos Papoulias, Greek politician
  • Jun 6 Viktor Konezki, writer

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Jun 7 John Turner, (L) 17th Canadian PM (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • Jun 8 Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment)
  • Jun 9 June O'Dell, deputy CEO (Equal Opportunities Commission)
  • Jun 9 Robert E Badham, (Rep-R-CA, 1977- )
  • Jun 10 James McDivitt, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician

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Jun 12 Anne Frank, Dutch diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jun 12 Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner
  • Jun 13 Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
  • Jun 15 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist
  • Jun 17 Michael L Strang, (Rep-R-CO, 1985- )
  • Jun 17 Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)
  • Jun 18 James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)
  • Jun 18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • Jun 21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
  • Jun 25 Eric Carle, American author
  • Jun 26 Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh)
  • Jun 26 Francesco Cossiga, president of Italy (1985- )
  • Jun 26 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist
  • Jun 26 Milton Glaser, American Designer
  • Jul 1 Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, NY, (d. 2014)

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Jul 2 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 John A. Cade, American politician
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps)
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • Jul 9 Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961-99), born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish politician
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 23 Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
  • Jul 24 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
  • Jul 24 Peter Yates, director (Breaking Away, Bullitt)
  • Jul 25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader
  • Jul 26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
  • Jul 27 Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist

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Jul 28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • Jul 28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • Jul 29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • Jul 30 Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
  • Jul 31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist
  • Jul 31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author
  • Aug 1 Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival)
  • Aug 2 John Hannam, British MP (C) (1970-1997)
  • Aug 2 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 6 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 7 James Pilditch, designer
  • Aug 7 Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
  • Aug 7 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia
  • Aug 7 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 8 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Aug 13 Charles Lyon, gen-sect (Transport Salaried Staffs Association)
  • Aug 13 Michael Beavis, deputy cmdr-in-chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
  • Aug 14 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • Aug 14 Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Aug 14 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • Aug 17 Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)