Birthdays in History in 1955

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 202

  • Jan 9 Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic
  • Jan 13 Jay McInerney, American novelist (Bright Lights, Big City), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 13 Titus M Mafolo, South African journalist/ANC-leader
  • Jan 16 Jerry M Linenger, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jan 20 Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)
  • Jan 21 Jeff Koons, American artist
  • Jan 22 Thomas David Jones, Balt Md, PhD/Astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98)
  • Jan 22 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
  • Jan 23 Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Jan 27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 27 Alexander Stuart, British author

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Jan 28 Nicolas Sarkozy, 23rd President of France (2007-12), born in Paris, France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Jan 30 Judith Tarr, US, sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)
  • Feb 1 Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)
  • Feb 1 Virginia "Ginny" Leng [Elliott], British eventer (1986 World Champion)
  • Feb 3 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
  • Feb 3 Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
  • Feb 4 Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister
  • Feb 7 Mario Coutinho, Brazilian physician

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Feb 8 John Grisham, American writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief), born in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Writer John Grisham
Writer
John Grisham
  • Feb 13 Joe Birkett, American lawyer
  • Feb 14 R Jeremy H Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Feb 14 Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
  • Feb 15 Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
  • Feb 15 Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
  • Feb 16 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Feb 17 Mo Yan, Chinese novelist and nobel laureate (Red Sorghum Clan, The Republic of Wine), born in Gaomi, Shandong, China

Novelist Mo Yan
Novelist
Mo Yan
  • Feb 18 Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
  • Feb 21 Sir Steven Fayburgh, British diplomat

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Feb 24 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Mar 2 Shoko Asahara, [Chizuo Matsumoto], Japanese sect leader
  • Mar 2 Ken Salazar, American politician
  • Mar 4 Benny Alexander, sec-gen (South African Pan-Africanist Movement)
  • Mar 5 Penn Jillette, Mass, magician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)
  • Mar 6 Cyprien Ntaryamira, 5th President of Burundi (1994) who was assassinated at the start of the Rwandan genocide, born in Mubimbi, Bujumbura Rural Province, Burundi (d. 1994)
  • Mar 13 Patricia J Engfer, general manager (Hyatt Regency-Orlando)
  • Mar 17 Cynthia McKinney, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • Mar 18 Francis G. Slay, Mayor of St. Louis, Mo.
  • Mar 22 Valdis Zatlers, 7th President of Latvia
  • Mar 22 Pete Sessions, American politician
  • Mar 25 Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
  • Mar 27 Patrick McCabe, Clones County Monaghan, Irish novelist
  • Mar 28 John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician
  • Apr 1 Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor
  • Apr 2 Michael Stone, British terrorist
  • Apr 3 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Apr 5 Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM)
  • Apr 5 Renate Bruemmer, astronaut/cosmonaut
  • Apr 5 Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist
  • Apr 6 Keith Hunter Jesperson, Canadian-born serial killer
  • Apr 7 Andrea Fisher, American artist, born in New York (d. 1997)
  • Apr 8 John Campbell, harness racer (3-time winner of Hambletonian)
  • Apr 8 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
  • Apr 8 David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
  • Apr 9 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
  • Apr 9 Kate Heyhoe, American food writer
  • Apr 11 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, born in Sussex (d. 2016)
  • Apr 11 Kevin Brady, American politician (Rep Texas (R) 1997-), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Apr 13 Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, the governor of the Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Buganda Agreement between Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda Protectorate, and Mutesa II, Kabaka of Buganda
  • Apr 13 Ole von Beust, Mayor of Hamburg
  • Apr 15 Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
  • Apr 16 Charlotte Morrison, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 16 Henri, Heir Apparent Prince of Luxembourg
  • Apr 17 Pete Shelley, vocal/guitar (Buzzcocks-Going Steady, Love Bites)
  • Apr 17 Peter Michalke, journalist
  • Apr 18 Amschel Rothschild, banker
  • Apr 20 Donald R Pettit, Silverton Oregon, PhD/astronaut
  • Apr 23 Mike Smith, British DJ
  • Apr 23 Tony Miles, chess player
  • Apr 24 Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Apr 24 John de Mol, Dutch media businessman
  • Apr 25 John Nunn, British chess player
  • Apr 27 Cora Ann Mahalick, NJ, news anchor (WNYW-TV)
  • Apr 28 Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • Apr 30 Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • Apr 30 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
  • May 2 Donatella Versace, Reggio Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • May 5 Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 6 Donald A Thomas, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6 John Hutton, British politician and cabinet minister (L), born in London
  • May 6 Tom Bergeron, American game show host
  • May 7 Kevin Reed, American theologian
  • May 9 Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • May 11 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • May 19 Pierre J Thuot, Groton Conn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62)
  • May 20 Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
  • May 22 Sam Coppersmith, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • May 25 Alistair Burt, British politician
  • May 26 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • May 29 John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded President Reagan (1981)
  • May 29 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator

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May 30 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
Brian Kobilka
  • May 31 Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
  • Jun 2 Chantal Hochuli, Swiss-born socialite
  • Jun 4 Paul Stewart, English writer
  • Jun 7 Bill Koch, US skier, born in Brattleboro, Vermont,
  • Jun 7 William Koch, US skier (World Cup 1982)

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Jun 8 Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor (World Wide Web), born in London, England

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Jun 11 Tony Allcock, English bowls player (World Singles Champion (1986-87, 2002), born in Leicestershire
  • Jun 13 Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
  • Jun 14 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
  • Jun 14 Michael D. Duvall, California State Assemblyman
  • Jun 15 Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)
  • Jun 16 Simon Bailey, priest, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Jun 17 Gail Jones, Australian author
  • Jun 23 Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
  • Jun 24 Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Guru of Siddha Yoga
  • Jun 26 Mary Margaret Brownie, RI, fictional ID of Prymaat (Coneheads)
  • Jun 27 Frank H G de Grave, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Jun 29 Charles J Precourt, Waltham Mass, astronaut (STS 55, 71, 84, sk:91)
  • Jun 29 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist

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Jul 1 Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier of the State Council and China's head of government, born in Dingyuan County, Anhui Province

Premier of China Li Keqiang
Premier of China
Li Keqiang
  • Jul 2 Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
  • Jul 3 Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
  • Jul 6 William Wall, Irish writer
  • Jul 9 Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jul 14 L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • Jul 17 Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist
  • Jul 18 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician
  • Jul 18 Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
  • Jul 25 Bantubonke Holomisa, minister of Defense of Transkei (1988- )
  • Jul 25 Kike Elomaa, Finnish bodybuilder
  • Jul 27 Cat Bauer, American novelist
  • Jul 29 Dave Stevens, American illustrator
  • Aug 2 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
  • Aug 4 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 4 Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
  • Aug 4 Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
  • Aug 7 Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer
  • Aug 7 Greg Nickels, mayor of Seattle
  • Aug 9 John E. Sweeney, American politician
  • Aug 11 Sylvia Hermon, British politician
  • Aug 11 Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician
  • Aug 12 Ann M. Martin, American author
  • Aug 17 Richard Hilton, American heir
  • Aug 18 Taher ElGamal, Egyptian scientist
  • Aug 22 Will Shetterly, American writer (Dogland), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Aug 24 Mike Huckabee, US politician (Governor of Arkansas (R) 1996-2007), Presidential candidate, born in Hope Arkansas
  • Aug 27 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • Sep 1 Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • Sep 4 Brian Schweitzer, American politician, governor of Montana
  • Sep 6 Carl Erwin Walz, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 51, 65, 79), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Efim Zelmanov, Russian mathematician
  • Sep 9 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
  • Sep 10 Giannina Facio Franco, San Jose Costa Rica, Mrs Phillipe Junot
  • Sep 15 Mac Sweeney, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • Sep 15 Željka Antunović, Croatian politician
  • Sep 15 Renzo Rosso, Italian clothing designer
  • Sep 16 Liz Knights, publisher
  • Sep 20 Christine Oddy, British member European parliament
  • Sep 21 Richard J Hieb, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Sep 21 Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
  • Sep 22 John Brennan, American Director of the CIA, born in North Bergen, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Riccardo Illy, Italian politician
  • Sep 27 Thelma Aldana, Guatemalan judge and 11th Guatemalan Attorney General, born in Gualán, Zacapa
  • Sep 28 Stéphane Dion, Canadian politician
  • Sep 29 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Kennedy, flute player
  • Oct 1 Duško Tadić, Bosnian Serb
  • Oct 7 Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
  • Oct 12 Ante Gotovina, Croatian general
  • Oct 15 Cathy Ladman, comedienne (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead)
  • Oct 17 Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician
  • Oct 17 Kerry James Marshall, American artist whose works seek to challenge the marginalization of African-Americans, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 18 Rita Verdonk, Dutch politician
  • Oct 20 David Profumo, English novelist
  • Oct 26 Stephen K Robinson, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 27 Debra Bowen, American politician

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Oct 28 Bill Gates [William Henry], American businessman and billionaire (founder and CEO of Microsoft, richest person in the world), born in Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Nov 4 Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
  • Nov 5 Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer
  • Nov 5 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • Nov 7 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka
  • Nov 9 Bob Nault, French Canadian politician
  • Nov 10 James Chapman, American novelist
  • Nov 11 Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
  • Nov 15 Henry Corra, American documentarian
  • Nov 16 Pierre Larouche, Canadian National Hockey League player
  • Nov 19 Gloria Guida, Merano Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1974)
  • Nov 20 Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut
  • Nov 23 Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)
  • Nov 23 Mary Landrieu, American politician, senior senator of Louisiana
  • Nov 24 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer
  • Nov 24 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
  • Nov 26 Tracy [Raye] Hickman, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • Nov 28 Adem Jashari, Albanian freedom fighter
  • Nov 30 Richard Burr, American politician
  • Dec 3 Warren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
  • Dec 7 John Watkins, Australian politician
  • Dec 10 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American novelist
  • Dec 12 Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman
  • Dec 16 Carol M Browner, US Administrator (EPA)
  • Dec 16 Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
  • Dec 20 Sammy Mitchell, US programmer (Qedit/TSE/Semware)
  • Dec 23 Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet (British Poet Laureate 2009-), born in Glasgow
  • Dec 24 Clarence Gilyard Jr, Moses Lake Wash, actor (Chips, Duck Factory)
  • Dec 25 Claus Strigel, director (Obituary for the Automobile, Act of God)
  • Dec 26 Evan Bayh, American politician
  • Dec 27 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)