Birthdays in History in 1941

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 250

  • Jan 4 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 7 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
  • Jan 7 Frederick Drew Gregory, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jan 8 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  • Jan 9 Gilles Vaillancourt, Quebec politician
  • Jan 12 Jaime B Fuster, (Rep-D-PR, 1985- )
  • Jan 13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • Jan 14 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman
  • Jan 19 Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)

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Jan 30 Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • Jan 30 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • Jan 31 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • Jan 31 Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • Feb 1 Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral
  • Feb 1 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • Feb 3 Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
  • Feb 5 Stephen J Cannell, producer (Rockford Files)
  • Feb 5 Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Feb 7 Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
  • Feb 11 Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
  • Feb 11 Jeremy Mackenzie, general
  • Feb 12 Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
  • Feb 13 Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
  • Feb 13 Sigmar Polke, German painter
  • Feb 14 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
  • Feb 14 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • Feb 15 Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable
  • Feb 19 Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
  • Feb 21 Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner
  • Feb 22 Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician
  • Feb 23 Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal (George Watson's College)
  • Feb 25 Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
  • Feb 27 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), born in New Delhi, British Raj
  • Feb 27 Andrew "Sandy" Wilson, Royal Air Force officer (1962–1995)
  • Feb 28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • Mar 1 Michael L Lampton, Williamsport Pa, astronaut
  • Mar 2 David Satcher, Amdniral and 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2001), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Mar 6 Ann Winterton, British MP
  • Mar 9 Ger van Each, sculptor
  • Mar 9 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (d. 1976)
  • Mar 13 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(d. 2008)
  • Mar 16 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician
  • Mar 18 Wolfgang Bauer, writer
  • Mar 18 John W. Derr, American politician
  • Mar 19 Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
  • Mar 21 Dirk D Frimout, Belgian cosmonaut
  • Mar 22 Billy Collins, American poet
  • Mar 23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • Mar 25 Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician

  • Mar 26 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
  • Mar 26 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
  • Mar 27 Charles Pashayan Jr, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
  • Mar 27 Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia
  • Mar 28 Charlie McCoy, Oak Hill WV, harmonica player (Hee Haw)
  • Mar 30 Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Association)
  • Mar 30 Robert C Smith, (Rep-R-NH, 1985- )
  • Mar 30 Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • Mar 30 Bob Smith, former American politician
  • Apr 5 Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler (Fairport Convention), born in New Malden, Surrey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 5 Roman Balayan, Nerke Azerbaijan, director (Filer, Biryuk)
  • Apr 6 Hans W Geissendorfer, Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof)
  • Apr 8 Dame Vivienne Westwood, Tintwistle England, English fashion designer
  • Apr 10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)
  • Apr 11 David Lyle Boren, (Sen-D-OK, 1979- )
  • Apr 11 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, astr (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26), born in Long Beach, California
  • Apr 11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
  • Apr 13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • Apr 14 Anatoli Pavlocich Fyodorov, cosmonaut
  • Apr 15 Howard L Berman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Apr 16 Cliff Stearns, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Apr 17 Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director (Royal Court Theatre)
  • Apr 19 Michel Roux, chef de cuisine
  • Apr 20 Joni Evans, American publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 23 Hal Daub, (Rep-R-NB, 1981- )
  • Apr 23 Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland 1995-2003
  • Apr 23 Ray Tomlinson, computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), born in Amsterdam , New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 25 Lawrence J Smith, (Rep-D-FL, 1983- )
  • Apr 25 Princess Muna al-Hussein, of Jordan
  • Apr 27 Jennings Michael Burch, American author
  • Apr 28 K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Apr 28 Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
  • Apr 29 Jonah Barrington, British World champion squash player (1966-73)
  • May 2 Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
  • May 3 Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)
  • May 3 Edward "Monk" Malloy, American university president
  • May 4 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • May 6 Fred J Eckert, (Rep-D-NY, 1985-87)
  • May 8 James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • May 8 John Fred [Gourrier], American performer (Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • May 9 Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
  • May 10 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
  • May 11 Graham Miles, English snooker player

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May 16 Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union, born in River Falls, Wisconsin

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames
Soviet Union Spy
Aldrich Ames
  • May 17 Ben Nelson. American politician
  • May 18 M S Longair, astronomer
  • May 19 Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist
  • May 19 Jimmy Hoffa Jr, son of Jimmy Hoffa/Teamster union leader
  • May 20 Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )
  • May 21 Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
  • May 22 Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician
  • May 24 Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)
  • May 24 Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • May 26 Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
  • May 26 John Kaufman, sculptor
  • May 27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • May 27 Allan Carr, Ill, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)
  • May 28 Guntram Vesper, writer
  • May 29 Douglas Scott, mountaineer
  • May 31 June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)
  • May 31 Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jun 2 Oda Mayumi, resident artist (Green Gulch Zen Center), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 5 Jeffrey Rooker, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 6 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 7 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, born in Wells (d. 1972)
  • Jun 8 Joop H van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jun 9 Peter Wilson, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Jun 12 Lucille Roybal-Allard, (Rep-D-California)
  • Jun 14 John Edgar Widerman, US writer
  • Jun 16 Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist
  • Jun 19 Václav Klaus, Czech politician and President
  • Jun 19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • Jun 20 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • Jun 23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • Jun 23 Richard M. Richie Roberts, American former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Jun 24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • Jun 25 Denys Arcand, director (Jesus of Montreal)
  • Jun 26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
  • Jun 27 James P[atrick] Hogan, UK, sci-fi author (Giants' Star)
  • Jun 28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Stokeley Carmichael, [Kwame Toure], American Black Power-activist
  • Jul 1 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Jul 1 Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal)
  • Jul 3 Gloria Allred, American feminist and civil rights attorney, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 3 Wylie Walker Vale, Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 4 Brian Willson, American peace activist
  • Jul 4 Sergio Oliva, Cuba, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 5 Barbara Frischmuth, writer
  • Jul 7 Michael Howard, British politician
  • Jul 9 James Scott, director (Strike it Rich)
  • Jul 9 Scotty Baesler, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • Jul 10 Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
  • Jul 10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist
  • Jul 14 Tatyana Dmitryevna Kuznetsova, cosmonaut
  • Jul 14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • Jul 14 Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
  • Jul 16 George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning
  • Jul 16 Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia)
  • Jul 16 Jan G H Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jul 19 Jennifer Dunn, (Rep-R-Washington)
  • Jul 19 Jerry Huckaby, (Rep-D-LA, 1977- )
  • Jul 19 Neelie Smit-Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD)/minister of Traffic
  • Jul 20 Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
  • Jul 21 Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer

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Jul 25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • Jul 30 Count Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
  • Jul 31 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, born in Surat, India (d. 2004)
  • Aug 1 Ronald Harmon Brown, chairman (Democratic Party)
  • Aug 4 Ted Strickland, American politician, Governor of Ohio (2007-2011), born in Lucasville, Ohio
  • Aug 5 Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)
  • Aug 6 Lyle Berman, American poker player
  • Aug 7 Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)
  • Aug 11 Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)
  • Aug 12 Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
  • Aug 15 Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 17 Ibrahim Babangida, Nigerian Head of State (1985–1993), born in Northern Region, British Nigeria
  • Aug 20 William H Gray III, Baton Rouge La, (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 20 Robin Oakley, British journalist

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Aug 20 Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia (1991-97) and Yugoslavia (1997-2000), born in Pozarevac

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • Aug 22 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, born in Wels (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (online shopping), born in Brocket Hall, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 25 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1996)
  • Aug 26 Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)
  • Aug 27 Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
  • Aug 28 Paul Peter Plishka, Old Forge Penn, bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens)
  • Aug 28 Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
  • Aug 31 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • Aug 31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • Sep 3 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)
  • Sep 4 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher
  • Sep 4 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • Sep 6 Monica Mason, England's ballerina, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 6 Willibrord Frequin, Dutch TV reporter, born in Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Mogoboya NN Ramadike, South African politician in Lebowa

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Sep 8 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Sep 9 Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Sep 9 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 10 Pyotr I Klimuk, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)

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Sep 10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • Sep 10 Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
  • Sep 13 Tadao Ando, Japanese architect
  • Sep 13 Ahmet Necdet Sezer, 10th President of Turkey
  • Sep 15 Miroslav Hermazewski, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 30)
  • Sep 15 Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish cosmonaut
  • Sep 15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • Sep 16 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • Sep 17 Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )