Birthdays in History in 1939

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 279

  • Jan 2 Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)
  • Jan 3 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • Jan 5 Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
  • Jan 7 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • Jan 10 Jared Carter, American poet
  • Jan 10 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • Jan 10 William Levy, Dutch writer
  • Jan 12 Helmut Eisendle, writer
  • Jan 12 Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
  • Jan 18 Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
  • Jan 20 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
  • Jan 20 Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
  • Jan 22 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • Jan 25 Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician
  • Jan 27 N R Bomford, head master (Harrow School)
  • Jan 28 John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
  • Jan 29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 29 O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
  • Jan 30 Eleanor Smeal, feminist/pres (NOW)
  • Jan 30 Frank R Wolf, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
  • Feb 1 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Feb 2 Rachel English, author (My 1st 500), born in London, England
  • Feb 2 Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist, father of electronics in Iran (d. 2000)
  • Feb 2 Dale T. Mortensen, Enterprise, Oregon, economist (Nobel, 2010), (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 3 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only
  • Feb 4 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • Feb 4 Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
  • Feb 8 Gerrit Lakmaaker, sculptor/painter (Leidsepleingroep)
  • Feb 8 José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • Feb 10 Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • Feb 11 Bryan Gould, New Zealand and British politician (L), born in Hawera, New Zealand
  • Feb 11 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
  • Feb 13 Valery Illych Rozhdestvensky, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • Feb 13 Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
  • Feb 15 Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • Feb 15 Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
  • Feb 15 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • Feb 16 David Griffiths, portrait painter
  • Feb 18 Claude Ake, political scientist
  • Feb 23 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • Feb 24 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • Feb 25 A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
  • Feb 27 Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • Feb 27 Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)
  • Mar 3 Hans Pieter Verhagen, Dutch poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
  • Mar 4 James Aubrey Turner, scientist
  • Mar 5 Charles Fuller, US writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
  • Mar 5 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • Mar 5 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • Mar 6 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • Mar 6 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • Mar 8 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
  • Mar 8 Mike Lowry, (Rep-D-WA, 1979- )
  • Mar 11 Lorraine Hunt, former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
  • Mar 12 David Mlinaric, British interior director
  • Mar 14 William Benjamin Lenoir, astronaut (STS 5), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Mar 15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • Mar 16 Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
  • Mar 17 Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • Mar 18 Kenny Lynch, British entertainer

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Mar 20 Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
  • Mar 20 Earl of Seafield, [Ginger], English large landowner
  • Mar 25 Toni Cade Bambara, director
  • Mar 26 Colin Webb, general manager (Press Association)
  • Mar 26 Stuart Sutherland, Professor Emeritus (Sussex U)
  • Mar 27 Jay C Kim, (Rep-R-California)
  • Mar 27 Lord Lyell [Charles Lyell], British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords
  • Mar 27 Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
  • Mar 29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2008).
  • Mar 31 Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)
  • Apr 2 Lise Thibault, Lieutenant-governor of Quebec
  • Apr 5 Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Apr 6 André Ouellet, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 7 Donald L Holmquest, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 10 Daniel Oliver, American CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Alan Ayckbourn, playwright, born in London, England
  • Apr 13 Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)

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Apr 13 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet (Nobel 1995) and playwright, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • Apr 13 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Apr 16 Margaretha de Boer, Dutch minister (PvdA)
  • Apr 16 Reinier Lucassen, Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union)
  • Apr 18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
  • Apr 19 E Clay Shaw Jr, (Rep-R-FL, 1981-2007 ), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 20 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian premier (1981-82, 86-89, 90- )
  • Apr 20 Peter S. Beagle, American author
  • Apr 21 Helen Prejean, American writer
  • Apr 22 John Chilcot, civil servant
  • Apr 22 John Foley, Bristish Lieutenant General
  • Apr 23 William Hagerty, editor (People)
  • Apr 25 Richard earl of Lichfield, English photographer
  • Apr 25 Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat
  • Apr 25 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • Apr 26 Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
  • Apr 27 Judy Carne, English comedienne (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop), born in Northampton, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 27 Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish Cardinal
  • Apr 30 Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Dutch Princess Margriet
  • May 2 Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
  • May 4 Amos Oz, Jerusalem, Israel, author (My Michael)
  • May 5 James R Jones, (Rep-D-OK, 1973- )
  • May 6 Anthony Blacker, master-general of Ordnance
  • May 6 Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • May 7 Rudolphus FM "Ruud" Lubbers, director Dutch/CDA-premier (1982-94)
  • May 7 Volker Braun, German writer (Provocation for me), born in Dresden
  • May 7 Sidney Altman, Canadian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate
  • May 9 Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
  • May 12 Ronald Ziegler, press secretary (Nixon)
  • May 12 Miltiadis Evert, Greek politician
  • May 13 William W Cobey Jr, (Rep-R-NC, 1985-87)
  • May 14 M N Fathulin, cosmonaut
  • May 15 Brian Hartley, mathematician
  • May 17 Wim de Bie, CEO (Simplistic Covenant)
  • May 17 Gary Paulsen, American author
  • May 18 Patrick Cormack, British politician (C), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
  • May 18 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician
  • May 19 Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut (STS 41C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • May 20 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, PM/feminist/conservatist
  • May 24 Gert J Schutte, Dutch MP (GPV)
  • May 26 Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
  • May 26 Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
  • May 27 Earl Cairns, CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
  • May 27 Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • May 29 Martin Garrod, Commandant General Royal Marines
  • May 31 Terry Waite, English Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage, born in Bollington, Cheshire

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Jun 5 Joe Clark [Charles Joseph], 16th Prime Minister of Canada (1979-80), born in High River, Alberta

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • Jun 5 Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)
  • Jun 6 Marian Wright-Edelman, health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)
  • Jun 6 Nganani Enos J Mabuza, South African leader (Inyandza National Movement)
  • Jun 9 Derek Hunt, CEO (MFI Furniture Group)
  • Jun 9 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 11 Barry George Barrington Porter, politician
  • Jun 11 Barry Porter, MP (Conservative)
  • Jun 11 Christina Crawford, author, Joan's daughter (Mommie Dearest)
  • Jun 12 Francis X McCloskey, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1983- )
  • Jun 12 GAI Schuijt, Dutch jurist (information law)
  • Jun 14 Steny H Hoyer, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • Jun 14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist
  • Jun 15 Ward Connerly, American political figure
  • Jun 15 Brian Jacques, British author
  • Jun 17 Donald Anderson, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 17 Hanna Johansen, writer
  • Jun 19 Peter Duffell, Brits lt-general/minister of Defense
  • Jun 21 Ruben Berrios, Puerto Rican politician
  • Jun 24 Henry Lawrence Garett III, Sect of Navy (1989-92), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 26 Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jun 26 Charles "Chuck" Robb, (Sen-D-Va)/husband of Lynda Bird Johnson
  • Jun 26 Smangaliso P Mkhatshwa, South Africa, sec-gen (Bishops' Conference 1983-88)
  • Jul 1 Charles Hatcher, (Rep-D-GA, 1981- )
  • Jul 2 John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)
  • Jul 2 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, US, sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • Jul 2 Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
  • Jul 2 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jul 2 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • Jul 3 Jay Tarses, Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory)
  • Jul 10 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish politician, journalist, and educator (d. 1999)
  • Jul 11 Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
  • Jul 14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • Jul 15 Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • Jul 16 Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
  • Jul 16 Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director (d. 1995)
  • Jul 17 Warwick Hutton, artist
  • Jul 17 Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran (1989- ) and Muslim cleric, born in Mashhad, Khorasan, Iran
  • Jul 18 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (d. 2007)
  • Jul 20 Judy Chicago [Judith Cohen], American artist (Dinner Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 21 John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
  • Jul 24 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • Jul 26 J W Howard, Prime Minister of Australia
  • Jul 26 Wopko Jensma, Middelburg, Eastern Province, South African poet and graphic designer
  • Jul 27 James McGee, pathologist/professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford)
  • Jul 30 Eleanor Smeal, leader (National Organization for Women)
  • Aug 1 Stephen Sykes, Bishop of Ely
  • Aug 2 Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
  • Aug 5 Irene, Princess of Netherlands
  • Aug 8 Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
  • Aug 9 Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
  • Aug 10 Charles Rose, (Rep-D-North Carolina, 1973- )
  • Aug 11 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 12 Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
  • Aug 12 Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, Prime Minister of Nepal (2014-2015), born in Biratnagar, Morang (d. 2016)
  • Aug 13 Saul Steinberg, artist (The Art of Living)
  • Aug 15 H Onno C R Ruding, director (Amrobank)/Dutch Financial minister (CDA)
  • Aug 16 Valeri V Ryumin, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32)
  • Aug 16 Wim Meijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Aug 16 Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader
  • Aug 18 Robert Horton, British businessman
  • Aug 21 Festus Mogae, president of Botswana
  • Aug 23 Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
  • Aug 23 Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles
  • Aug 25 John Badham, Luton England, director (Dracula, Short Circuit)

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Aug 26 Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann
  • Sep 6 Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sep 6 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author
  • Sep 7 Stanley David Griggs, Portland Oregon, astronaut (STS 51-D), STS 33)
  • Sep 9 Howard P McKeon, (Rep-R-California)
  • Sep 10 Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman
  • Sep 12 Henry A Waxman, (Rep-D-California, 1975-86)
  • Sep 13 Larry Speakes, presidential press secretary