Birthdays in History in 1949

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 230

  • Jan 1 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Peter Dormer, arts writer
  • Jan 3 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • Jan 10 Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • Jan 10 James Lapine, American stage director
  • Jan 12 James Dietz I, American rower, born in new York City
  • Jan 12 Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist

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Jan 12 Haruki Murakami, Japanese writer (Norwegian Wood), born in Kyoto

  • Jan 13 Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
  • Jan 14 Mary Robison, American writer
  • Jan 18 Philippe Starck, French designer
  • Jan 18 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
  • Jan 20 Kieron Walsh, academic
  • Jan 22 Rein P Hummel, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jan 23 Robert Cabana, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 24 Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
  • Jan 25 John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
  • Jan 26 Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • Jan 27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • Jan 28 Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • Jan 30 William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)

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Jan 30 Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • Jan 31 Ken Wilber, American philosopher
  • Feb 5 Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)
  • Feb 6 Frank Rich, US politician (?)
  • Feb 9 Janet Issaca Ashford, writer
  • Feb 9 Judith Light, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Feb 14 Richard E Neal, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Feb 15 George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
  • Feb 16 Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
  • Feb 18 Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
  • Feb 19 Dan Bunten, American software developer (d. 1998)
  • Feb 19 William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer

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Feb 23 Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77), born in Quebec City, Québec

Astronaut Marc Garneau
Astronaut
Marc Garneau
  • Feb 23 Maureen Hicks, British MP
  • Feb 26 Elizabeth George, American novelist
  • Mar 1 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu
  • Mar 3 Bonnie J Dunbar, Sunnyside Wash, PhD/astro (STS 61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89)
  • Mar 3 James S Voss, Cordova Alabama, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)
  • Mar 3 Jüri Allik, Estonian psychologist
  • Mar 5 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • Mar 7 Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
  • Mar 12 David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury/MP
  • Mar 14 Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
  • Mar 16 Bertha Knox Gilkey, welfare & tenament rights for urban women
  • Mar 18 Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2X world-champ)
  • Mar 18 Starr Danias, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 21 Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic
  • Mar 22 D Watson, director (Brighton U)
  • Mar 23 Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • Mar 23 Roland Lee, American Watercolor Artist
  • Mar 26 Baroness Hayman [Hélène Hayman], Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Lord Speaker of the House of Lords
  • Mar 26 Patrick Süskind, German writer
  • Mar 27 Patrick Deuchar, CEO (Albert Hall)
  • Mar 29 Keith Simpson, British politician
  • Mar 30 Liza Frulla, Quebec politician
  • Apr 1 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman
  • Apr 2 Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey
  • Apr 4 Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
  • Apr 5 Judith Arlene Resnik, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 6 Mary Maples Dunn, college president (Smith College)
  • Apr 12 Scott Turow, American writer
  • Apr 13 Jean-Jacques Favier, Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78)
  • Apr 13 Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
  • Apr 13 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Apr 14 DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • Apr 19 Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator
  • Apr 19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (d. 1993)
  • Apr 23 John Miles, vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
  • Apr 25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
  • Apr 25 James Fenton, British poet
  • Apr 28 Jerome "Jay" Apt, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 28 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • May 1 Paul Teutul, Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers
  • May 2 Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • May 3 Albert Sacco Jr, PhD/astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 3 Ron Wyden, (Rep-D-OR, 1981- )
  • May 4 Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • May 4 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • May 6 David Cornell Leestma, Muskegon Mich, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)
  • May 7 Stuart Marshall, director (Desire)
  • May 9 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
  • May 10 Miuccia Prada, Milan Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • May 15 Frank L Culbertson Jr, Cmdr USN/astro (STS-38), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 17 Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Association)
  • May 18 Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 20 Nick Joe Rahall II, (Rep-D-WV, 1977- )
  • May 21 Andrew Nell, editor (Sunday Times)
  • May 23 Alan Garcia Perez, President of Peru (1985-90)
  • May 25 Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
  • May 26 Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor
  • Jun 2 Heather Couper, British astron
  • Jun 3 David Evenett, MP (Conservative)

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Jun 5 Ken Follett, Welsh spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions), born in Cardiff, Wales

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett
  • Jun 9 Douglas Henderson, British MP
  • Jun 10 John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • Jun 11 George Willig, stuntman (climbed World Trade Center in 1977)
  • Jun 11 Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist
  • Jun 12 Yuri Michaylovich Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 14 Bob Frankston, programmer (VisiCalc)
  • Jun 14 Harry Turtledove, American author
  • Jun 17 Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator
  • Jun 18 William Randolph Hearst III, publisher/editor
  • Jun 18 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • Jun 18 Lech Kaczyński, Polish president, 2005-2010
  • Jun 21 Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)

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Jun 22 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • Jun 28 Edward Totah, art dealer
  • Jun 29 Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • Jun 29 Ann Veneman, American politician
  • Jun 30 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef
  • Jul 14 Lukas D Barnard, head of South Africa secret service (NIS)
  • Jul 15 WiIlliam Faure, producer
  • Jul 15 Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
  • Jul 16 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 22 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and PM of UAE
  • Jul 24 Marjanne Sint, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jul 26 William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)
  • Jul 29 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
  • Aug 1 Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • Aug 2 Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
  • Aug 2 James Fallows, American journalist
  • Aug 3 Reed Waller, American comic book author
  • Aug 6 Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
  • Aug 6 Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • Aug 6 Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
  • Aug 7 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
  • Aug 8 Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
  • Aug 9 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • Aug 11 Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)
  • Aug 12 Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
  • Aug 12 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • Aug 12 Mark Knopfler, guitar/vocals (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • Aug 12 Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
  • Aug 13 Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
  • Aug 14 John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
  • Aug 15 Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
  • Aug 15 Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 15 Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
  • Aug 17 Norm Coleman, American politician
  • Aug 22 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
  • Aug 22 Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire
  • Aug 23 Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
  • Aug 23 Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
  • Aug 24 Anna Lee Fisher, St Albans NY, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A)
  • Aug 25 Martin Amis, English novelist
  • Aug 26 Robert (Bob) Cowsill, (The Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Aug 27 Andrew McKay, conservative MP
  • Aug 27 Edmund Weiner, lexicographer
  • Aug 30 Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
  • Aug 30 Don Boudria, Canadian politician
  • Sep 1 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • Sep 3 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, South African Kwazulu politician
  • Sep 7 Barry Siegel, American journalist
  • Sep 9 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
  • Sep 10 Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and commentator
  • Sep 15 Joe Barton, Waco Texas, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985)
  • Sep 18 Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • Sep 18 Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
  • Sep 19 Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founder Innocence Project
  • Sep 22 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • Sep 22 Jim McGinty, Australian politician
  • Sep 25 Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • Sep 26 Jane Smiley, American novelist
  • Sep 26 Minette Walters, English novelist
  • Sep 27 Graham Richardson, Australian politician
  • Sep 30 Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)
  • Oct 1 Isaac Bonewits, American author
  • Oct 3 Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
  • Oct 4 Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director
  • Oct 5 Ralph Goodale, Canadian politician
  • Oct 12 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan international terrorist
  • Oct 14 Katha Pollitt, American writer
  • Oct 19 Jamie McGrigor, British politician

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Oct 21 Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Oct 21 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron
  • Oct 22 Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician
  • Oct 22 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Oct 23 Nick Tosches, American writer
  • Oct 24 Robert Pickton, Canadian charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women
  • Oct 27 Jose J P Hageman, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Oct 27 Mike Kopetski, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • Oct 27 Clifford Antone, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • Oct 28 Robert Mellors, gay activist
  • Oct 31 Dumisa B Ntsebeza, South African attorney/anti-apartheid activist
  • Oct 31 Mike Parker, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Oct 31 Terrence W Wilcutt, Russellville Ky, Major USMC/astronaut (STS 68, 79)
  • Nov 1 Michael D. Griffin, NASA chief administrator
  • Nov 2 Simon Augustini, Albanian politician
  • Nov 3 Anna Wintour, English-American editor
  • Nov 6 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC
  • Nov 8 Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the US National Rifle Association, born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 12 Jack Reed, (Rep-D-Rhode Island)
  • Nov 14 Terry Lee Johnson, Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 17 John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Nov 19 Dennis Taylor, British snooker champion
  • Nov 19 Mickey Lee Davis Jr, Tenn, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)