Birthdays in History in 1951

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 223

  • Jan 1 Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • Jan 1 Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  • Jan 2 Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
  • Jan 3 Frank Chikane, sec-gen of South African Council of Churches
  • Jan 3 Gary Nairn, Australian politician
  • Jan 7 Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
  • Jan 7 Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host
  • Jan 8 Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
  • Jan 12 Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
  • Jan 12 Ann Althouse, American law professor
  • Jan 18 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
  • Jan 20 Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut

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Jan 21 Eric Holder, American lawyer and judge (1st African American US Attorney General 2009-2015), born in The Bronx, New York

82nd Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder
82nd Attorney General of the United States
Eric Holder
  • Jan 28 Gordon Prentice, British MP
  • Jan 28 Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
  • Jan 28 Brian Bilbray, American politician
  • Jan 31 Presiley Baxendale, British QC
  • Feb 1 Andrew Smith, British MP
  • Feb 6 Maria Christina, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III
  • Feb 8 Z'EV, American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
  • Feb 9 Jay Inslee, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • Feb 10 Roxanne Pulitzer, author (Prize Pulitzer), born in Glendale, California
  • Feb 10 Zeudi Araya, Asmara Ethiopia, Miss Ethiopia (1969)
  • Feb 10 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City
  • Feb 12 Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Feb 13 Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
  • Feb 18 Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
  • Feb 19 Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar

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Feb 20 Gordon Brown, British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10), born in Giffnock, Scotland

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown
  • Feb 22 Harley O Staggers Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • Feb 23 Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)
  • Feb 27 Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
  • Mar 1 Barbara DeAngelis, talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show)
  • Mar 3 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 4 Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
  • Mar 4 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
  • Mar 9 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
  • Mar 9 Helen Zille, South African politician
  • Mar 14 Rick Dees, radio disc jock (KIIS LA)
  • Mar 14 Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Mar 17 Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
  • Mar 18 Ben Cohen, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Mar 20 Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • Mar 22 Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)
  • Mar 24 Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)
  • Mar 24 Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, born in Elmira, New York
  • Mar 28 Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina
  • Mar 30 Yves Séguin, Quebec politician
  • Apr 1 John Philip Abizaid, U.S. Army General, former CENTCOM commander
  • Apr 2 Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
  • Apr 4 Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

  • Apr 5 Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Apr 5 Dean Kamen, American inventor
  • Apr 10 Mark Roth, bowler (4-time PBA Player of Year)
  • Apr 10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist
  • Apr 11 Doris McGowen Beck Angleton, American socialite (d. 1997)
  • Apr 11 James Patrick Kelly, American author
  • Apr 13 Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
  • Apr 15 Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
  • Apr 15 Heloise II, columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
  • Apr 15 John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
  • Apr 15 Marsha S Ivins, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 16 Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer
  • Apr 16 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer
  • Apr 18 Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
  • Apr 19 Jóannes Eidesgaard, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • Apr 21 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
  • Apr 21 Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 21 Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • Apr 22 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • Apr 24 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
  • Apr 25 Ian McCartney, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, British MP (1987-2010)
  • Apr 25 Linda Stone, pharmacist
  • May 1 Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • May 3 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer
  • May 4 Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • May 6 Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • May 7 David Whitton, campaigner
  • May 10 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont
  • May 15 Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
  • May 17 I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • May 17 Simon Hughes, British politician and government minister (SD)
  • May 20 Michael D Crapo, (Rep-R-Idaho)
  • May 20 Thomas D Akers, American former astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 23 Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)
  • May 23 Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • May 24 Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • May 26 Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
  • May 26 Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician

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May 26 Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • May 27 Norma Jean Almodovar, American author (Cop to Call Girl) and sex worker activist, born in Binghampton, New York
  • May 29 Peter Chernin, President of News Corporation
  • May 30 Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician
  • Jun 2 Gilbert Baker, American gay activist, designed the rainbow flag, born in Canute, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 Yvonne MCT van Rooy, Dutch Secretary of State Secretary (CDA)
  • Jun 4 Charles Dickinson, American author
  • Jun 4 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer and artist
  • Jun 11 Mark D Siljander, (Rep-R-MI, 1981- )
  • Jun 11 Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese appropriation artist
  • Jun 12 Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
  • Jun 14 Paul Boateng, British politician
  • Jun 16 Michel Viso, French cosmonaut
  • Jun 19 Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian leader of al-Qaeda, born in Maadi, Cairo
  • Jun 20 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • Jun 27 Sidney M Gutierrez, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 27 Ulf Andersson, Swedish International Chess Grandmaster (1972)
  • Jun 27 Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
  • Jun 29 Don Rosa, American ilustrator
  • Jun 30 Stephen S Oswald, astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 2 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist

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Jul 3 Jean-Claude Duvalier [Baby Doc], Deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 2014)

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • Jul 4 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
  • Jul 11 Lawrence J Delucas, PhD/astronaut (STS 50), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 13 Rob Bishop, American politician
  • Jul 14 Esther Dyson, computer publisher (Release 1.0), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jul 16 Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], American sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
  • Jul 16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
  • Jul 18 Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
  • Jul 21 Diana Dennis, body builder (Women Physique World), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 24 Chris Smith, New Zealand politican (Labour), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 26 William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
  • Jul 28 Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
  • Aug 1 David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • Aug 2 Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
  • Aug 4 Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Aug 8 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • Aug 11 Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
  • Aug 12 Charles E Brady Jr, Pinehurst NC, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 78)
  • Aug 12 Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
  • Aug 15 Daba Diawara, Malian politician
  • Aug 16 Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)
  • Aug 20 Greg[ory Dale] Bear, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)
  • Aug 20 Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 21 Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist, born in Antofagasta, Chile
  • Aug 21 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Aug 22 Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician, born in Chokpur, Taplejung District, Nepal
  • Aug 23 Queen Noor of Jordan [Lisa Najeeb Halaby], American born wife of King Hussein, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 23 Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
  • Aug 24 Orson Scott Card, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)
  • Aug 24 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 26 Robert G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )
  • Sep 1 Timothy Zahn, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • Sep 2 Jim DeMint, American politician
  • Sep 4 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, born in Scornicești, Romania
  • Sep 4 Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician
  • Sep 6 Barry Troyna, teacher/educational sociologist
  • Sep 8 Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut
  • Sep 9 Alexander Downer, Australian politician
  • Sep 10 Albert R Wynn, (Rep-D-Maryland)
  • Sep 11 Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician
  • Sep 12 Berty Ahern, Drumcondra, Dublin, PM of Ireland (1997-2008)
  • Sep 12 Gerald Stano, American serial killer
  • Sep 14 Eugene H Trinh, Saigon Vietnam, PhD/astronaut (STS 50)
  • Sep 18 Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic
  • Sep 21 Bob Franks, (Rep-R-NJ)
  • Sep 21 Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
  • Sep 23 Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Sep 24 Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar
  • Sep 26 Tom Quirke, journalist
  • Sep 27 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • Sep 27 Paul Craig, British law professor
  • Sep 28 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist

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Sep 29 Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile (2006-10, 2014-present), born in Santiago, Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • Sep 29 Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Nicholas Yermakov, American sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)
  • Sep 30 Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Oct 3 Kathryn Sullivan, Paterson NJ, geologist and astronaut (1st American woman to walk in space), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Oct 3 Bernard Cooper, American writer
  • Oct 4 Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • Oct 7 David J. Halberstam, American radio executive
  • Oct 8 Jack O'Connell, American politician
  • Oct 10 Epeli Ganilau, Fijian statesman
  • Oct 12 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 16 Alan Wheat, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1983- )
  • Oct 18 Terry McMillan, American author
  • Oct 19 Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize
  • Oct 20 Patrick Hall, British politician
  • Oct 20 Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish politician
  • Oct 23 Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
  • Oct 27 Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
  • Oct 27 Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia

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Oct 27 Edward Lee Howard, American CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 2002)

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • Oct 28 Ron & Don Galyon, American siamese twins (Jerry Springer Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 29 Dirk Kempthorne, (Sen-R Idaho)
  • Oct 30 Frank Pallone Jr, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • Nov 2 Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic
  • Nov 3 Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist, New York Daily News
  • Nov 4 Traian Băsescu, President of Romania
  • Nov 5 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist
  • Nov 6 Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney
  • Nov 8 Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general
  • Nov 9 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology)
  • Nov 9 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer
  • Nov 11 Kim Peek, American megasavant
  • Nov 13 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • Nov 18 Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)