Birthdays in History in 1937

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 264

  • Jan 1 Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2 Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
  • Jan 6 Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
  • Jan 9 Klaus Schlesinger, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2001)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
  • Jan 12 Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
  • Jan 21 Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
  • Jan 22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22 Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
  • Jan 25 Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer
  • Jan 25 Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic
  • Jan 26 Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Jan 26 Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
  • Jan 26 S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
  • Jan 30 Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
  • Jan 31 Steve Karmen, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Feb 5 Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
  • Feb 5 Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
  • Feb 6 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
  • Feb 9 Brian Wenham, media consultant/journalist
  • Feb 10 Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • Feb 11 Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
  • Feb 13 Sigmund Jaehn, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29)
  • Feb 13 Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
  • Feb 14 John MacGregor, British MP
  • Feb 15 Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
  • Feb 15 P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
  • Feb 15 Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
  • Feb 15 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • Feb 16 Paul Bailey, English novelist and biographer, born in London
  • Feb 16 Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
  • Feb 20 Robert Huber, biochemist (Nobel 1988), born in Munich. Germany
  • Feb 22 Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
  • Feb 22 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 23 David Ward, president (Law Society)
  • Feb 23 Lord Tugendhat, British politician (Conservative party)
  • Feb 24 Jerry Wiggin, British MP
  • Feb 25 Basia Johnson, maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
  • Feb 27 Barbara Babcock, actress (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues), born in Pasadena, California
  • Feb 27 Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
  • Mar 2 Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
  • Mar 4 Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 4 Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
  • Mar 5 Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur
  • Mar 5 Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
  • Mar 6 Ivan Boesky, stockbroker inside trading, born in Detroit, Michigan

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Mar 6 Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • Mar 7 Don Bonker, (Rep-D-WA, 1975- )
  • Mar 8 Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
  • Mar 8 Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
  • Mar 9 Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec from 2001-2003
  • Mar 10 Oscar Abrams, community organizer
  • Mar 13 Fofo I F Sunia, (Rep-D-Amer Samoa, 1981- )
  • Mar 15 Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer,(To Live and Remember), born in Atalanka, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • Mar 16 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 17 Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union
  • Mar 17 Frank Calabrese [Frankie Breeze], mafia hitman, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Mar 19 Egon Krenz, President of East Germany
  • Mar 20 Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor
  • Mar 20 Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge
  • Mar 23 Craig Breedlove, American race car champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 23 Robert Gallo, American physician
  • Mar 24 Bill Tillman, basebal player
  • Mar 24 Erskine Sandiford, Premier of Barbados, 1987-94)
  • Mar 25 Tom Monaghan, Ann Arbor Michigan, founder of Dominos pizza
  • Mar 27 Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
  • Mar 29 Anne Stoddart, diplomat
  • Mar 29 Billy Carter, Plains Georgia, brother of US President Jimmy Carter
  • Mar 29 Smarck Michel, Saint-Marc, Haiti, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-5), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 30 J S Jennings, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Co)
  • Mar 30 Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth [Ian MacLaurin], Blackheath, Kent, British businessman and chairman (Vodafone)
  • Apr 2 Paul E Kanjorski, (Rep-D-PA, 1985- )
  • Apr 3 Simon Brown, British high court judge
  • Apr 4 Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • Apr 4 J Hans van den Doel, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)

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Apr 5 Colin Powell, general/asst to president (Nat Sec Affairs), born in The Bronx, New York

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • Apr 5 Stuart May, senior partner (Theodore Goddard)
  • Apr 5 Allan R. Thieme, American inventor
  • Apr 8 Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader
  • Apr 8 Seymour Hersh, award winning investigative reporter (NY Times)
  • Apr 9 Barrington J[ohn] Bayley, UK, sci-fi author (Collision Course)
  • Apr 10 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet
  • Apr 12 Igor Volk, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12) and test pilot, born in Zmiiv, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Apr 12 Raymond Ceulemans, Belgian world champ billiards player
  • Apr 13 Lanford Wilson, US playwright (Hot L Baltimore)
  • Apr 13 Peter M Harris, Official Solicitor (Supreme Court)
  • Apr 15 Earl Russell, historian
  • Apr 17 Brian Sedgemore, British MP
  • Apr 17 Daffy Duck, animated character
  • Apr 17 Eduard N Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 17 Terry Dicks, British MP
  • Apr 17 Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive
  • Apr 18 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin
  • Apr 21 Charles Lee Herron, Ky, FBI most wanted fugitive (Jan 1 1986)
  • Apr 22 Bobbi Fiedler, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
  • Apr 22 David Summerscale, head master (Westminster School England)
  • Apr 23 Victoria Glendinning, author (Edith Sitwell A Unicorn Among Lions)
  • Apr 25 Thomas Faber, publisher

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Apr 28 Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), born in Al-Awja, Iraq (d. 2006)

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Apr 29 Jill Paton Walsh, English writer
  • May 2 Gisela Elsner, German writer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1992)
  • May 3 Nélida Piñon, Brazilian writer
  • May 5 Rob Van Gennep, publisher
  • May 8 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
  • May 8 Dennis DeConcini, (Sen-D-AZ, 1977- )
  • May 8 Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
  • May 8 Thomas Pynchon, novelist (V, Gravity's Rainbow), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • May 8 Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian politician
  • May 9 José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • May 10 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • May 12 Gerry E Studds, (Rep-D-MA, 1973- )
  • May 13 John Cope, MP/Paymaster General
  • May 13 Roger [Joseph] Zelazny, sci-fi author (6 Hugos, Chronicles of Amber)

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May 13 Roch Carrier, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec

Novelist and Author of
Novelist and Author of "contes"
Roch Carrier
  • May 13 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio
  • May 15 Madeleine Albright, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • May 16 James Hunt Jr, (Gov-NC)
  • May 17 Hazel R. O'Leary, United States Secretary of Energy
  • May 18 Jacques Santer, Pres (European Commission)
  • May 19 Sanne Sannes, Dutch photographer
  • May 20 Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness) and large landowner (d. 1992)
  • May 29 Charles W. Pickering, American judge
  • May 30 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)
  • May 31 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jun 1 Colleen McCullough, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jun 3 Solomon P Ortiz, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • Jun 4 Mortimer B Zuckerman, CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News)
  • Jun 4 Robert Fulghum, American author
  • Jun 8 Bruce McCandless II, Cap USN/astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 8 Norma Shaw, English lawn bowler, born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
  • Jun 10 Richard Foreman, American theatrical director (Daily Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 11 Robin Warren, Australian pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
  • Jun 12 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician
  • Jun 12 Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist
  • Jun 13 Eleanor Holmes Norton, lawyer/(Rep-D-DC), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 16 August Busch III, CEO (Anheuser-Busch, St Louis Cards)
  • Jun 16 Erich Segal, author (Love Story, Oliver's Story), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 16 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Tsar of Bulgaria
  • Jun 18 Gail Godwin, US, author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)
  • Jun 18 John D [Jay] Rockefeller IV, (Sen-D-WV, 1985- )
  • Jun 18 Vitaly Mikhailovich Zholobov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
  • Jun 21 Anna Davies, prof of Comparative Philology (Oxford U)
  • Jun 23 Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland
  • Jun 25 Mirabel Morgan, author (Total Woman)
  • Jun 26 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Jun 27 Joseph P Allen IV, Crawfordsville Ind, PhD/astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A)
  • Jul 1 Ebrahim I Ebrahim, South African ANCer/Umkhonto we Sizwe-leader

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Jul 3 Tom Stoppard, Czech playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • Jul 4 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
  • Jul 5 Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Frouwke J Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
  • Jul 5 Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Jul 7 Carroll Hubbard Jr, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1975-93), born in Murray, Kentuckey
  • Jul 9 David Hockney, Bradford England, artist (Pop Art)
  • Jul 11 Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
  • Jul 12 Mickey Edwards, (Rep-R-OK, 1977- )
  • Jul 12 Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002
  • Jul 14 Yoshiro Mori, Japanese politician
  • Jul 16 Richard Bryan, (Sen-D Nevada)
  • Jul 17 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
  • Jul 18 Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jul 18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
  • Jul 19 Larry Boxx, founder (Land B Computer Serv)
  • Jul 23 Dave Webster, Led his football team to a National Championship in 1958
  • Jul 23 Bruce Surtees, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Jul 24 Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
  • Jul 24 Quinlan Terry, architect
  • Jul 25 Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
  • Jul 27 Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)
  • Jul 27 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator
  • Jul 29 Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • Aug 1 Alfonse M D'Amato, (Sen-R-NY 1981- ), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 2 Ronald Brierley, company chairman
  • Aug 3 Diane Wakoski, Whittier, California, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal)
  • Aug 4 Jacobus H "Koos" van de Merwe, South African attorney/CP parliament leader
  • Aug 10 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician
  • Aug 11 Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 12 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 15 Ronnie G Flippo, (Rep-D-NY, 1977- )
  • Aug 16 Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, US, sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)
  • Aug 16 David Anderson, Canadian politician
  • Aug 17 Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Illyin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Aug 20 Corrie E Moret-de Jong, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Aug 21 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Aug 22 Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
  • Aug 24 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Nigerian politician (d. 1998)
  • Aug 27 Mark Potter, British court judge
  • Aug 28 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain/large landowner
  • Aug 29 James J Florio, (Rep-D-NJ, 1975-90/Gov-D-NJ, 1990-94)
  • Sep 6 Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 6 Jo Anne Worley, Lowell Indiana, comedienne (Laugh-in)
  • Sep 6 John Bernard, Dutch TV weatherman
  • Sep 6 Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-born illustrator
  • Sep 7 George Patrick Reid, schoolkeeper
  • Sep 9 Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)
  • Sep 10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • Sep 11 Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Italian princess/queen of Belgium (1993- )
  • Sep 11 Robert L Crippen, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 1, 7, 41C, 41G), born in Beaumont, Texas