Birthdays in History in 1958

  • Jan 7 Peter R Mokaba, president (South African Youth Congress)
  • Jan 9 Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II
  • Jan 9 Stephen Neale, British philosopher
  • Jan 11 Diego León Montoya Sánchez, former Colombian crime boss
  • Jan 14 Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993)
  • Jan 15 Boris Tadić, President of Serbia
  • Jan 16 Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
  • Jan 16 Lena Ek, Swedish politician
  • Jan 18 Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut
  • Jan 19 Thomas Kinkade, artist, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)
  • Jan 25 Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier
  • Jan 27 Alan Milburn, British MP
  • Jan 27 James Grippando, American novelist
  • Jan 27 Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
  • Jan 30 Brett Butler, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Feb 3 Joe Frank Edwards Jr, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 89), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 3 N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
  • Feb 4 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright and artist, born in Graz (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
  • Feb 6 Cecily Adams, entertainment caster (American Heart), born in Queens, New York
  • Feb 7 Matt Ridley, British science writer
  • Feb 13 Mark Fox, congas/percussionist (Haircut 100-Nobody's Fool)
  • Feb 13 Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist
  • Feb 13 Derek Riggs, British artist
  • Feb 14 Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 15 Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
  • Feb 16 Michael W. Burns, American politician
  • Feb 19 Helen Fielding, English writer
  • Feb 21 Jake Steinfeld, exercise expert (Body by Jake)
  • Feb 23 David Sylvian, vocal/guitar (Sylvian Sylvian, Japan-Adolescent Sex)
  • Feb 26 Susan J Helms, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Feb 26 Karen Berger, American comic book editor
  • Feb 26 Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
  • Feb 26 Tim Kaine, US Senator (D-Vir) and 2016 Democratic nominee for Vice President, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 27 Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious (d. 1978)
  • Mar 1 Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist
  • Mar 2 Peter Arnold, American architect
  • Mar 3 Marc Silvestri, American comic book artist and publisher (Top Cow Productions)
  • Mar 4 Lennie Lee, British artist
  • Mar 7 Alan Hale, American astronomer
  • Mar 11 Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
  • Mar 11 Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • Mar 11 Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
  • Mar 13 Rick A Lazio, (Rep-R-NY)

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Mar 14 Danny Meyer, American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack Danny Meyer
Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack
Danny Meyer

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Mar 16 Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor, born in Mexico City

News Anchor Jorge Ramos
News Anchor
Jorge Ramos
  • Mar 16 Kate Worley, American comic book writer (d. 2004)
  • Mar 22 Laurie David, American political activist
  • Mar 25 Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
  • Mar 25 Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician
  • Mar 27 Susan Molinari, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Apr 5 Cammie Lusko, Guinness' World Strongest Woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 10 Bob Bell, British engineer
  • Apr 11 Brynn Hartman, American murderer (d. 1998)
  • Apr 15 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer
  • Apr 15 Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
  • Apr 17 Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut
  • Apr 21 Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
  • Apr 21 Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
  • Apr 24 Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer
  • Apr 26 John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
  • Apr 26 Jeffrey Guterman, American mental health counselor

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May 4 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • May 5 Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action.
  • May 10 Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 10 Rick Santorum, (Rep-R-Penn)
  • May 10 Yu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
  • May 12 Christian Brando, son of Marlon/killed sisters boyfriend
  • May 12 Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist
  • May 21 Jefery Levy, American television director
  • May 21 Sabine Bischoff, Tauberbischofsheim, Germany, fencer (Oly Gld 1984), (d. 2013)
  • May 23 Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
  • May 23 Mitch Albom, American writer
  • May 25 Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author (How World Begun)
  • May 25 Paul Weller, guitar (Jam-This is Modern World, Style Council)
  • May 29 Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • May 30 Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 30 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • May 31 Mkhuseli Jack, South African UDF-leader (consumer boycots)
  • Jun 1 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • Jun 5 Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
  • Jun 7 Francesca Thyssen, lugano Switz, baroness
  • Jun 7 Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Jun 9 Donald Michael Santini, Mass, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jun 12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Buenos Aires Arg, astronaut
  • Jun 17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician
  • Jun 21 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 24 Victor M Gerena, American security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Glen Stewart Godwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 29 Leslie Browne, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
  • Jul 3 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • Jul 3 Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
  • Jul 5 Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)
  • Jul 5 Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
  • Jul 8 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Te Aviv
  • Jul 8 Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 15 Mac Thornberry, American politician
  • Jul 16 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist
  • Jul 16 Mike D. Rogers, American politician
  • Jul 18 Margo [AM] Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Aug 4 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
  • Aug 8 Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)
  • Aug 13 Randall Shughart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • Aug 15 Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
  • Aug 16 Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)
  • Aug 19 Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
  • Aug 24 Tracy Harris, American artist
  • Aug 24 Chris Offutt, American author
  • Aug 27 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russia, cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • Aug 27 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • Aug 27 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Aug 30 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 David H Mattheisen, Blue Island Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • Sep 10 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • Sep 14 John Bennett Herrington, Wetumka OK, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • Sep 15 Lesley Player, Redhill England, Sarah Fergusson's father's lover
  • Sep 18 Don Geronimo, American radio personality
  • Sep 21 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • Sep 22 Vasili Yuriyevich Lukiyanyuk, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 22 Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
  • Sep 25 Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
  • Sep 26 Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • Sep 28 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • Oct 5 Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)
  • Oct 5 André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut
  • Oct 6 Joseph Finder, American novelist
  • Oct 8 Steve Coll, American journalist
  • Oct 10 John M Grunsfeld, PhD/astronaut (STS 67, 81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Maria Cantwell, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • Oct 20 Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author
  • Oct 23 Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
  • Oct 27 Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • Oct 29 David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • Nov 1 Jim Steinmeyer, Illusion creator
  • Nov 4 Anne Sweeney, American television executive
  • Nov 7 Lori Saldaña, American politician
  • Nov 12 Nick Stellino, Italian-American television chef
  • Nov 16 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • Nov 16 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • Nov 20 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist
  • Nov 26 Steve Buyer, (Rep-R-Indiana)
  • Nov 28 Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • Nov 29 Mario Petrucci, Anglo-Italian Poet and Ecologist
  • Nov 30 Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
  • Dec 2 George Saunders, American short story writer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Dec 9 Nancy J Currie, Mjr Army/astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Dec 20 Steve Sailer, American political commentator
  • Dec 26 Adrian Newey, British engineer
  • Dec 27 Steffen Mensching, writer
  • Dec 28 Carl Marsden, bodyguard
  • Dec 30 Steven L Smith, Phoenix Arizona, astronaut (STS 68, 82)
  • Dec 30 Rod Harrington, English darts player