Birthdays in History in 1957

  • Jan 1 Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician
  • Jan 3 Bojan Križај, Slovenian skier
  • Jan 5 Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Jan 6 C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)
  • Jan 7 Katie Couric, [Katherine], Arlington VA, TV news host (Today)
  • Jan 7 Nicholson Baker, American novelist
  • Jan 10 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon
  • Jan 12 John Lasseter, American animation director
  • Jan 13 Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • Jan 14 Anchee Min, Chinese writer
  • Jan 15 Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
  • Jan 17 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • Jan 19 Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician
  • Jan 22 Francis Wheen, English writer and journalist
  • Jan 23 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Jan 23 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
  • Jan 25 Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician
  • Jan 25 Andrew P. Harris, American politician
  • Jan 29 Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
  • Feb 1 Donna Adamek, Duarte California, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
  • Feb 2 Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
  • Feb 4 Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
  • Feb 9 Mohammed Valli Moosa, South African leader (UDF)
  • Feb 13 Denise Austin, American fitness expert
  • Feb 15 Bienvenida Buck, Spanish lover of Peter Harding, born in Velencia Spain
  • Feb 15 Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat
  • Feb 25 Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
  • Feb 26 David Muldrow Beasley, American politician
  • Feb 27 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
  • Feb 28 Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
  • Mar 4 Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Mar 5 Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Mar 7 Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
  • Mar 9 Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician

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Mar 10 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2011)

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  • Mar 11 The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2016)
  • Mar 11 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 13 John Hoeven, American politician, governor of North Dakota
  • Mar 14 Andrew Robinson, British author
  • Mar 14 Tad Williams, American author
  • Mar 15 David Silverman, American animator
  • Mar 16 Pearl Moore, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Mar 18 Christer Fuglesang, physicist/astronaut (Mir backup), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 20 David Foster, Australian woodchopper
  • Mar 24 Scott J Horowitz, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Nicholas Hawkins, British politician (Conservatives 1992-2005)
  • Mar 30 Elena V Kondakova, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (STS 84)
  • Mar 30 Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM 20, STS 84)
  • Mar 31 Patrick G Forrester, Army Lt Colonel and astronaut, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Apr 1 Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Apr 6 Maurizio Damilano, Italian speed walker (30K World Record)
  • Apr 6 Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
  • Apr 9 Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer
  • Apr 10 John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
  • Apr 13 Amy Goodman, American activist, host of Democracy Now
  • Apr 17 Nick Hornby, English author
  • Apr 19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman
  • Apr 22 Ethel White, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Apr 22 Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
  • Apr 25 Eric Bristow, "Crafty Cockney
  • Apr 28 Leopold Eyharts, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
  • Apr 29 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30 Duane G Carey, major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 30 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
  • May 1 Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
  • May 1 Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 2 Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
  • May 9 Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
  • May 10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 11 Luca Urbani, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 13 Claudie Andre-Deshays, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • May 13 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • May 14 William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
  • May 15 Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)
  • May 21 Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer
  • May 21 Nadine Dorries, British politician
  • May 22 Lisa Murkowski, American politician
  • May 24 John G Rowland, (Rep-R-CT, 1985- )
  • May 25 Edward Lee, American writer
  • May 26 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • May 26 Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • May 27 Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
  • May 28 Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
  • May 29 Jeb Hensarling, American politician
  • May 30 Allison Roe, marathoner (NYC-1981), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 31 Stephen Jones, British milliner
  • Jun 2 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • Jun 7 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • Jun 8 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • Jun 19 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 21 Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
  • Jun 26 Philippe Couillard, Quebec neurosurgeon and politician
  • Jun 28 Georgi Parvanov, President of Bulgaria
  • Jul 3 Faye Resnick, author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary)
  • Jul 4 Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
  • Jul 5 David Hanson, British politician (L)
  • Jul 9 Tim Kring, American writer and producer
  • Jul 10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist
  • Jul 12 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • Jul 13 Cameron Crowe, director (Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Jul 13 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • Jul 15 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic
  • Jul 16 Alan Donnelly, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
  • Jul 25 Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
  • Jul 25 Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
  • Aug 2 Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
  • Aug 4 Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • Aug 4 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • Aug 5 Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut
  • Aug 5 Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)
  • Aug 6 Jim McGreevey, American politician
  • Aug 19 Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
  • Aug 21 Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Aug 22 Steve Davis, snooker player
  • Sep 3 Garth Ancier, American television executive
  • Sep 6 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada
  • Sep 6 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Sep 7 Margot Chapman, Hawaii, vocals (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight)
  • Sep 7 Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
  • Sep 9 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • Sep 11 Brad Bird, American director and animator
  • Sep 13 John G. Trueschler, American politician
  • Sep 17 David Bintley, choreographer
  • Sep 19 Richard M Linnehan, Lowell Mass, astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90)
  • Sep 20 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • Sep 21 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland
  • Sep 30 Gladys Portugues, American Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme/actress (It's Alive 3), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 3 Tim Westwood, Pimp My Ride UK presenter and DJ
  • Oct 4 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, astronaut (sk: STS 83)
  • Oct 5 Mark Geragos, American attorney
  • Oct 8 Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director
  • Oct 9 Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)
  • Oct 10 Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist
  • Oct 11 Paul Sereno, American paleontologist
  • Oct 14 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, PhD/astronaut (STS 83, 94)
  • Oct 14 Michel Després, Quebec politician
  • Oct 15 Mira Nair, Indian director
  • Oct 15 Stacy Peralta, American director
  • Oct 18 Doug Isaacson, Alaskan politician
  • Oct 19 Ray Richmond, American columnist and critic
  • Oct 19 Doug Kirby, American author and travel guide
  • Oct 21 Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 30 Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • Oct 30 Andy Archer, Scottish dramatist
  • Nov 6 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • Nov 12 Tim Samaras, Lakewood, Col., tornado chaser (Storm Chasers), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 Ronald Shusett, Hamburg Germany, author (Project Mankind)
  • Nov 14 Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer
  • Nov 16 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • Nov 18 Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet
  • Nov 18 J.C. Watts (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 4th district, in office Jan 3, 1995 - Jan 3, 2003
  • Nov 19 Kathy Sanborn, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 19 Sharon Farrah, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 25 Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor
  • Nov 27 Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie's daughter
  • Nov 27 Terri R Adams, educator (teacher in space)
  • Nov 27 Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer
  • Nov 29 Matthew Rubel, CEO of Collective Brands Licensing
  • Nov 30 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • Dec 2 Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
  • Dec 4 Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate
  • Dec 7 Tom Winsor, British lawyer and economic regulator
  • Dec 10 Prem Rawat, known also as Guru Maharaj Ji and Maharaji, American Indian spiritual leader and speaker
  • Dec 12 Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
  • Dec 13 Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
  • Dec 14 Gary Ferris, American author
  • Dec 15 Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)
  • Dec 22 Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)
  • Dec 22 Carole James, Canadian politician
  • Dec 24 Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan