Birthdays in History in 1939 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 282 of 282

  • Sep 12 Henry A Waxman, (Rep-D-California, 1975-86)
  • Sep 13 Larry Speakes, presidential press secretary
  • Sep 13 Bill Janklow, American politician and four-term Governor of South Dakota (Republican: 1979-87, 1995-2003), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Sep 14 Piet R Stoffelen, Dutch ambassador/MP (PvdA)
  • Sep 15 Breyten Breytenbach, South African poet/painter
  • Sep 15 Jim Kimsey, co-founder of AOL, born in Washington D.C. (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )
  • Sep 18 Bob Whittaker, (Rep-R-KS, 1979- )
  • Sep 18 Jorge Sampaio, 18th President of Portugal (Socialist Party: 1996-2006), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sep 20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
  • Sep 22 Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain-climber, 1st woman to climb Mount Everest, born in Miharu (d. 2016)
  • Sep 22 Mike Sullivan, (Gov-Wyoming)
  • Sep 22 Timothy E Wirth, (Rep-D-CO, 1975- )
  • Sep 22 Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)
  • Sep 25 David Mann, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • Sep 25 Leon Britain, British politician, vice president (Commission of European Communities)
  • Sep 26 Judith P Appelbaum, magazine & newspaper editor, educator
  • Sep 27 Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- )
  • Sep 27 Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer, born in Amersham
  • Sep 27 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • Sep 28 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • Sep 29 Eberhard Koellner, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup)
  • Sep 30 Piet M Blauw, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Oct 2 Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24)
  • Oct 4 W Henson Moore, (Rep-R-LA, 1975- )
  • Oct 5 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright
  • Oct 5 Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • Oct 5 Walter Wolf, Slovenian-born Canadian industrialist
  • Oct 6 Douglas K Bereuter, (Rep-R-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • Oct 6 John J LaFalce, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • Oct 7 John Hopcroft, American computer scientist
  • Oct 7 Harold Kroto, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (1996), born in Wisbech (d. 2016)
  • Oct 8 Harvey Pekar, American author
  • Oct 8 Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
  • Oct 9 Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)
  • Oct 10 Joseph Pitts, American politician
  • Oct 11 Franklin A Sonn, union leader (South African workers)
  • Oct 12 Carolee Schneemann, Fox Chase Pennsylvania, American performance artist
  • Oct 13 T. J. Cloutier, American poker player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 Ralph Lauren, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 18 Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of JFK, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Oct 18 Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Oct 22 Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique (1986- )
  • Oct 26 Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut
  • Oct 30 Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Nov 1 Barbara Bosson, Belle Vernon Pa, actress (Fay-Hill St Blues, Hooperman)
  • Nov 2 Howard Wolpe, (Rep-D-MI, 1979- )
  • Nov 2 Pauline Neville-Jones, English diplomat
  • Nov 3 Terrence McNally, playwright (Bad Habits), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Nov 6 Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • Nov 9 Paul Cameron, American psychologist
  • Nov 10 Russell Means, Native American activist, (d. 2012)
  • Nov 17 Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
  • Nov 18 John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Nov 19 Thomas Harkin, (Sen-D-Iowa, 1985- )
  • Nov 21 Budd Dwyer, American politician (d. 1987)
  • Nov 22 Tom West, American astrophysicist
  • Nov 22 Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician (Samajwadi Party), born in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh
  • Nov 25 Martin Feldstein, economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal)
  • Nov 26 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician
  • Dec 2 Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician
  • Dec 2 Harry Reid, American politician
  • Dec 2 Francis Fox, Canadian politician, member of the Senate
  • Dec 8 Lynn Wilson, contractor/multi-millionaire
  • Dec 9 Patrician Stephens Due, Quincy, Florida, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 10 Barry Cunliffe, English university professor
  • Dec 11 Thomas McGuane, US, writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks)
  • Dec 11 Tom Hayden, American civil rights and antiwar activist and politician (Rep-D-Ca), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Dec 13 Clive Brain, educationalist
  • Dec 17 Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 18 Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, South African minister of Education
  • Dec 18 Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
  • Dec 18 Harold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 20 Dianne Arndt, artist/photographer
  • Dec 21 Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian politician
  • Dec 25 Christopher Wates, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Dec 26 Lynn Martin, US secretary of Labor (1991-93)
  • Dec 28 Philip Anschutz, American businessman
  • Dec 29 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
  • Dec 30 Doeke Eisma, sociologist/Dutch MP (D66)
  • Dec 30 Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)