Birthdays in History in 1953

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 215

  • Jan 1 Gary Johnson, American businessman, politician, Libertarian Party nominee for Presiden 2016, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • Jan 5 Mike Rann, Australian politician
  • Jan 5 George Tenet, American CIA director
  • Jan 9 Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author
  • Jan 11 Anna Marchesini, Italian entertainer
  • Jan 15 Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • Jan 16 Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
  • Jan 19 Richard Legendre, Canadian politician

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Jan 21 Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft, born in Seattle, Washington

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • Jan 22 Jim Jarmusch, American director
  • Jan 23 Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles

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Jan 23 Pavlo Lazarenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine (1996-97), born in Karpivka

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • Jan 25 Mark Weil, Uzbek theatre director (d. 2007)
  • Jan 26 Andrée van Es, Dutch MP (PSP), born in The Hague
  • Jan 26 Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
  • Jan 29 Hwang Woo-Suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
  • Jan 30 Fred Hembeck, Yaphank, New York, American cartoonist
  • Feb 1 Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet
  • Feb 1 C A Barnett, headmaster (Whitgift School)
  • Feb 2 James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
  • Feb 2 Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • Feb 3 Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
  • Feb 4 Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)
  • Feb 8 Roger Clavet, Québécois politician
  • Feb 9 Gary Franks, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • Feb 10 John Shirley, US, sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona)
  • Feb 11 Stephen D Thorne, Frankfurt-on-Main, German FR, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut

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Feb 11 [John Ellis] Jeb Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • Feb 15 Derek Conway, British MP
  • Feb 16 Roberta Williams, computer game designer
  • Feb 19 Cristina Elisabet Fernández - Argentinian politician
  • Feb 19 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, politician, President of Argentina (2007-2015), born in La Plata, Buenos Aires
  • Feb 20 Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 23 Sallie L Baliunas, astrophysicist
  • Feb 25 José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain

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Feb 28 Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)

Economist Paul Krugman
Economist
Paul Krugman
  • Mar 3 Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Mar 4 Christopher H Smith, (Rep-R-NJ, 1981- )
  • Mar 4 Emilio Estefan, Cuban percussionist
  • Mar 5 Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • Mar 5 Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)
  • Mar 6 Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
  • Mar 12 Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
  • Mar 12 Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese politician
  • Mar 15 Richard Bruton, Irish politician
  • Mar 16 Richard Stallman, American free software activist
  • Mar 17 Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • Mar 18 Helmer C Koetje, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 18 Margaret L Augustine, project manager (Biosphere 2), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mar 22 Thomas H Andrews, (Rep-D-Maine)
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, British MP
  • Mar 26 Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Mar 26 Lincoln Chafee, American Senator from Rhode Island
  • Mar 26 Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (d. 2002)
  • Mar 28 Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )
  • Mar 28 Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian politician (d. 1993)
  • Apr 1 Barry Sonnenfeld, director (Get Shorty, Men in Black), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 2 Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
  • Apr 4 Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
  • Apr 9 Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer, born in New York City
  • Apr 11 Andrew Wiles, British mathematician
  • Apr 11 Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Apr 13 Stephen Byers, British politician (L), (MG Rover Group controversy), born in Wolverhampton
  • Apr 14 Irina Rudolfovna Pronina, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 14 David Buss, Evolutionary psychologist
  • Apr 16 J. Neil Schulman, American writer
  • Apr 20 Sebastian Faulks, British novelist
  • Apr 23 Fred Upton, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Apr 24 John P Hiler, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
  • Apr 25 Ron Clements, American animation director
  • Apr 27 Ellen L Shulman Baker, MD/astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Apr 28 Roberto Bolano, Latin American author and poet
  • Apr 29 Nikolai Nikolayevich Budarin, Kirya Russia, cosmonaut (STS 71, TM-27)

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May 6 Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1997-2007), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • May 6 Michelle Courchesne, Quebec politician
  • May 7 Pat McInally, American National Football League player
  • May 7 Ian McKay, British soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
  • May 9 Scott McInnis, (Rep-R-Colorado)
  • May 10 John Diamond, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • May 14 Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
  • May 16 David Maclean, British minister of state
  • May 17 Nicholas Bacon, premier baronet of England
  • May 18 Helen Chadwick, artist
  • May 19 Henry Lascelles, English grandson of princess Mary
  • May 19 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997)
  • May 20 Robert Doyle, Australian politician
  • May 22 John Edward Stevens, American bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • May 22 Doris Barnett, German politician
  • May 25 Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover
  • May 25 Eve Ensler, American playwright
  • May 25 Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • May 26 Michael Portillo, British politician
  • Jun 1 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)
  • Jun 4 Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur (Huser)
  • Jun 6 Ken Calvert, (Rep-R-California)
  • Jun 6 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician
  • Jun 10 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • Jun 12 Allan Weiner, American radio station owner
  • Jun 13 Bo Donaldson (Billy Don't Be a Hero)
  • Jun 14 Janet Mackey, New Zealand politician

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Jun 15 Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (2012-) and President of the People's Republic of China (2013-), born in Beijing

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Jun 20 Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 20 Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)

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Jun 21 Benazir Bhutto, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Jun 24 Ivo Lill, Estonian artist
  • Jun 26 James Anderson, writer
  • Jul 1 Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II
  • Jul 3 Alynne Beth Amkraut, entertainer, born in Amityville, New York
  • Jul 9 Dave Camp, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Jul 9 Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 9 Thomas Ligotti, American author
  • Jul 13 Mila Mulroney, wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney
  • Jul 15 Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
  • Jul 15 John Denham, Seaton, Devon, England, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 16 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Jul 18 Peter Greenall, English brewer (Greenall Witley)
  • Jul 20 Thomas Friedman, American journalist
  • Jul 24 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • Jul 27 Wim G J M van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jul 30 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
  • Jul 31 Hugh McDowell, chelloist (ELO-Telephone Line)
  • Jul 31 Ted Baillieu, Australian Politician
  • Aug 2 Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
  • Aug 7 Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
  • Aug 10 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • Aug 14 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
  • Aug 16 Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
  • Aug 17 Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)
  • Aug 17 Judith Regan, American book publisher
  • Aug 18 Louie Gohmert, American politician
  • Aug 19 Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Aug 19 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • Aug 21 Ivan Stang, American writer
  • Aug 23 Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • Aug 29 James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
  • Aug 30 Ron George, American politician
  • Aug 31 Marcia Clark, [Kleks], LA DA (O.J. Simpson Case), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 31 György Károly, Hungarian author
  • Sep 1 Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • Sep 2 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • Sep 2 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
  • Sep 3 Khabib Munir, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
  • Sep 3 M H Habib, Syria, cosmonaut
  • Sep 4 Michael Stean, chess player
  • Sep 11 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality
  • Sep 12 Nancy "Nan" Goldin, Photographer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Sep 16 Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
  • Sep 17 Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
  • Sep 17 Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • Sep 18 Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • Sep 22 Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • Sep 22 Geoff Gilpin, American author
  • Sep 26 Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician
  • Sep 27 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • Sep 27 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • Sep 30 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • Oct 1 Greta Andersen Waitz, marathoner (NYC - 1984), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 1 John Hegley, British poet
  • Oct 5 James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Oct 5 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • Oct 6 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Serge Lepeltier, French politician
  • Oct 13 Bill Schuette, (Rep-R-MI, 1985- )
  • Oct 14 Marcel R Zeeuw, Suriname lt-colonel (coup 1982)
  • Oct 14 Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Oct 15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
  • Oct 21 Peter Mandelson, British politician
  • Oct 22 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • Oct 26 Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
  • Oct 26 Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
  • Oct 27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • Oct 30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
  • Oct 30 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Nov 1 N Jan Davis, Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Gutierrez, American politician
  • Nov 4 Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
  • Nov 5 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • Nov 5 Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • Nov 8 John Musker, American animation director
  • Nov 11 Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician
  • Nov 13 Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
  • Nov 13 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • Nov 14 Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France
  • Nov 15 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 18 Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
  • Nov 21 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
  • Nov 22 Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist
  • Nov 25 Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron
  • Nov 26 Hilary Benn, British politician
  • Nov 29 Alex Grey, American artist
  • Nov 30 Mike Espy, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Dec 2 Meg Griffin, DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
  • Dec 6 Wil Shriner, NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)
  • Dec 7 Bertin Osborne, Italian entertainer
  • Dec 8 Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
  • Dec 13 Tom Sanders, Jackson Wyoming, aerial cameraman (Living Daylights)

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Dec 13 Ben Bernanke, American economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-14), born in Augusta, Georgia

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke