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], TV news host (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 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 18 Bruce Rauner, American politician, Governor of Illinois (2015-), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 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 11 Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general in the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, born in Kerman, Iran
  • 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, cosmonaut (STS 84), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 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, born in Genk, Belgium
  • Apr 10 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, born in Kano, Kano State
  • Apr 13 Amy Goodman, American activist, host of Democracy Now
  • Apr 17 Nick Hornby, English author
  • Apr 19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • 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, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
  • Apr 29 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30 Duane G Carey, American 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, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • May 13 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • May 13 Carrie Lam, Chinese politician, Chief Executive of Hong Kong (2017-), born in Hong Kong
  • May 14 William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
  • May 15 Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 18 Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and activist (Sunflower Seeds, Remembering) born in Beijing, China

Artist, Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist, Activist
Ai Weiwei
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • 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 1 Grant Dalton, New Zealand sailor (Whitbread Round the World, American's Cup), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 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)
  • Jul 29 Virginia Maria "Ginni" Rometty, American chairwoman, president and CEO of IBM, born in Chigago, Illinois
  • 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 11 Masayoshi Son, Korean-Japanese chief executive of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of Sprint Corporation, born in Tosu, Saga
  • Aug 19 Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
  • Aug 21 Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Aug 22 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London
  • 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 Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
  • Sep 9 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • Sep 13 John G. Trueschler, American politician
  • Sep 17 David Bintley, choreographer
  • Sep 19 Richard M Linnehan, astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Sep 20 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • Sep 21 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland
  • Sep 24 Brad Bird, American director (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), born in Kalispell, Montana
  • Sep 30 Gladys Portugues, American atress, Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme (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 23 Paul Kagame, Rwandan leader, head of Rwandan Patriotic Front, President of Rwanda (2000-), born in Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi
  • Oct 30 Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • Oct 30 Andy Archer, Scottish dramatist
  • Nov 4 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • Nov 6 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • Nov 12 Tim Samaras, Lakewood, Col., tornado chaser (Storm Chasers), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 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