Birthdays in History in 1948

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 287

  • Jan 1 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • Jan 2 Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • Jan 4 Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
  • Jan 5 Thom Mooney, American rocker (Nazz)
  • Jan 6 Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
  • Jan 6 Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • Jan 8 Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)
  • Jan 9 Paul King, Dagenham Essex, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Jan 12 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
  • Jan 12 William Nicholson, English writer
  • Jan 13 Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • Jan 14 Tim Harris, rocker (Foundations)
  • Jan 15 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
  • Jan 16 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
  • Jan 16 Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 16 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
  • Jan 16 Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
  • Jan 17 Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
  • Jan 19 Harvey Hinsley, rocker
  • Jan 20 Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, sk:88)
  • Jan 20 Mel Pritchard, English rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
  • Jan 20 Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
  • Jan 20 Nancy Kress, American writer
  • Jan 24 Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
  • Jan 25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
  • Jan 25 Ros Kelly, Australian politician
  • Jan 26 Corky Laing, rocker (Mountain)
  • Jan 27 Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
  • Jan 28 Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
  • Jan 28 Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
  • Jan 30 Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • Jan 31 Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
  • Feb 1 Jennifer Adams, superintendent (Central Royal Parks)
  • Feb 2 Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
  • Feb 2 Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
  • Feb 3 Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
  • Feb 3 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • Feb 4 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • Feb 4 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 5 Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], (Stuntman, Shy People), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 5 Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
  • Feb 5 Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
  • Feb 8 Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)

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Feb 12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author (Kurzweil reading machine, text-to-speech synthesis), born in NYC, New York

Inventor and Author Raymond Kurzweil
Inventor and Author
Raymond Kurzweil
  • Feb 13 Allan Legere, Canadian serial killer (Monster of the Miramichi)
  • Feb 14 ... Teller, magician (Penn & Teller), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 15 Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • Feb 16 Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
  • Feb 18 Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Feb 19 Byron K Lichtenburg, Stroudsburg Pa, astronaut (STS 9, STS 45)
  • Feb 19 Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 20 A C Fabian, astronomer
  • Feb 20 John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
  • Feb 23 Bill Alexander, theatre director
  • Feb 23 Doug Moench, American comic book writer
  • Feb 24 Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett
  • Feb 24 J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
  • Feb 25 G B Warren, British biochemist
  • Feb 25 Aldo Busi, Italian writer
  • Feb 28 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Feb 28 Mike Figgis, English director
  • Feb 29 Patricia [Anne] McKillip, US, sci-fi author (Fool's Run)
  • Feb 29 Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist
  • Mar 2 Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
  • Mar 3 Reed Hundt, FCC chairman
  • Mar 4 Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
  • Mar 4 Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
  • Mar 4 James Ellroy, American writer
  • Mar 4 Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 5 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 James FCS "Jim" Woude, cartoonist
  • Mar 9 Jamie Lyn Bauer, actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mar 9 Emma Bonino, Italian politician
  • Mar 10 Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • Mar 11 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • Mar 12 Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)
  • Mar 12 Les Holroyd, Oldham England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
  • Mar 12 Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage
  • Mar 14 Tom Coburn, American politician, junior senator from Oklahoma
  • Mar 15 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • Mar 15 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • Mar 16 Margaret [Edith] Weis, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • Mar 17 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London
  • Mar 17 Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
  • Mar 17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • Mar 17 Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker
  • Mar 18 Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
  • Mar 20 Pamela Sargent, US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
  • Mar 22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • Mar 23 Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • Mar 23 R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • Mar 25 Michael Stanley, rocker (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 28 Gerry House, American radio personality
  • Mar 30 Mervyn King, English economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003-13), born in Chesham Bois
  • Mar 30 Nigel Jones, British MP
  • Mar 30 Eddie Jordan, Irish motorsport F1 boss and TV commentator, born in Dublin

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Mar 31 Al Gore, American politician and environmentalist (Vice President: 1993-2001), born in Washington, D.C.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore
  • Mar 31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • Apr 2 Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator
  • Apr 2 Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)
  • Apr 3 H C Tomlinson, Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School)
  • Apr 3 Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Apr 3 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer
  • Apr 4 Berry Oakley, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 4 Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • Apr 4 Dan Simmons, American writer

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Apr 8 Robert A. Litchfield, American bank robber who was on the FBI most wanted list in the 1980s

  • Apr 8 Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
  • Apr 10 Thomas Spencer, MEP (Conservative)
  • Apr 11 Ellen Goodman, syndicated columnist (or 1941)
  • Apr 11 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach
  • Apr 12 Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany
  • Apr 13 Peter [Piet] Swevel, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), (d. 1990)
  • Apr 13 Sue Doughty, British politician
  • Apr 13 Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • Apr 14 Chester G Atkins, (Rep-D-MA)
  • Apr 14 Ty Grimes, rocker (Capt Beefheart Band Drums
  • Apr 14 Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Apr 16 Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant
  • Apr 20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 21 Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
  • Apr 21 Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 23 Richard Day, engineer/development expert
  • Apr 23 Pascal Quignard, French author
  • Apr 24 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire
  • Apr 24 Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier of Taiwan
  • Apr 26 Gerry Sikorski, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
  • Apr 27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., con artist turned security consultant.
  • Apr 27 Amrit Bohra, Nepalese politician

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Apr 28 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • Apr 29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • May 4 George Tupou V, Tonga, King of Tonga (2006-2012), (d. 2012)
  • May 5 Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
  • May 8 John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • May 9 Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • May 10 Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • May 11 Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
  • May 13 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • May 19 Jean-Pierre Haignere, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
  • May 20 John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)
  • May 20 John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
  • May 20 Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
  • May 22 Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • May 27 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
  • May 31 Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- 2009), born in Riverside, California
  • May 31 Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • Jun 1 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • Jun 5 Frank Estersmith, Australia, rocker (Air Supply)
  • Jun 9 Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • Jun 11 Anthony Nelson, British Sec of Treasury
  • Jun 12 Barry Bailey, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Jun 19 Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
  • Jun 20 Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • Jun 20 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • Jun 21 Ian McEwan, English writer
  • Jun 21 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • Jun 23 Clarence Thomas, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- ), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jun 23 Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
  • Jun 29 Charles McCorquodale, art historian
  • Jun 29 Loncoln Gordon, rocker
  • Jul 1 Wang Qishan, Chinese Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • Jul 3 Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist
  • Jul 5 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Milhaus, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 6 Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet
  • Jul 6 Tom Curley, American media executive
  • Jul 9 Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian current foreign minister
  • Jul 12 Richard Simmons, exercise guru (Deal-a-Meal)
  • Jul 12 Ben Burtt, American sound designer
  • Jul 13 Linda Ann Simon, airline capt
  • Jul 13 Robert Underwood, (Rep-D-Guam)
  • Jul 13 Ronald K Machtley, (Rep-R-Rhode Island)
  • Jul 17 Phillip Harris, rocker
  • Jul 18 Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
  • Jul 18 Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 20 Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 21 Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
  • Jul 22 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • Jul 23 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
  • Jul 25 Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
  • Jul 28 Sergei Bodrov, Russian director (Katala, Somebody to Love), born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • Jul 31 Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
  • Aug 1 Robert [Bob] Spink, British MP
  • Aug 2 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), born in Hythe, England (d. 2009)
  • Aug 3 Pierre Lacroix, National Hockey League executive
  • Aug 4 James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
  • Aug 6 Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)
  • Aug 7 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
  • Aug 8 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • Aug 11 Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • Aug 11 Jan Palach, Czech student protester (d. 1969)
  • Aug 12 Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
  • Aug 13 Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
  • Aug 15 George Ryton, British engineer, born in Singapore
  • Aug 16 Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
  • Aug 19 Tipper Gore, wife of US Vice President Al Gore (1993-01)
  • Aug 23 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
  • Aug 23 Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend