Birthdays in History in 1963

  • Jan 3 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • Jan 6 Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut

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Jan 7 Rand Paul, US politician (Senate-R-Kentucky 2011-), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Jan 9 Michael Everson, expert in writing systems and Unicode
  • Jan 10 Mark Pryor, American politician
  • Jan 13 Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
  • Jan 14 Steven Soderbergh, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 15 Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)
  • Jan 18 Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
  • Jan 18 Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
  • Jan 19 Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
  • Feb 1 Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
  • Feb 2 Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
  • Feb 6 Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
  • Feb 7 Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 9 Brian Greene, American physicist
  • Feb 12 Ed Lover, American radio personality
  • Feb 18 Henry Winter, English football journalist
  • Feb 19 Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
  • Feb 20 Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
  • Feb 20 Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
  • Feb 21 Michael Gostigian, Newtown Sq PA, pentathelete (Oly-16th-88, 92, 96)
  • Feb 22 Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
  • Feb 23 Debbie Kruck, Danbury CT, Ms Fitness USA (1994)
  • Feb 23 Reza Abdoh, theatre director
  • Feb 23 Radosław Sikorski, Polish politician
  • Feb 25 Alison Roberts, fashion designer
  • Feb 27 Pär Nuder, Swedish politician
  • Mar 2 Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider
  • Mar 4 Barbara Bubula, Polish politician
  • Mar 14 Pedro Duque, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Mar 16 Phung Vuong, Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Mar 26 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
  • Mar 28 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr
  • Apr 2 Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
  • Apr 7 Jaime de Marichalar, duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty
  • Apr 8 Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
  • Apr 8 Seth Tobias, American financial commentator (d. 2007)
  • Apr 10 Doris Leuthard, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Apr 11 Chris Ferguson, American poker player
  • Apr 11 Billy Bowden, New Zealand umpire
  • Apr 13 Gary Kasparov, Russian chess player, undisputed world champion (1985-93), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Apr 15 Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • Apr 16 Tomas Libous, US politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, born in Johnson City, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 19 Valerie Plame Wilson, former C.I.A. agent
  • Apr 20 Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist
  • Apr 23 Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter
  • Apr 28 Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nigerian Accountant and World Bank official (#BringBackOurGirls campaign)
  • May 3 Jamie Reeves, British strongman
  • May 5 Simon Rimmer, English chef
  • May 6 Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)
  • May 8 Clemens Lothaller, Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup)
  • May 8 Izabela Kloc, Polish politician
  • May 8 Terry Christian, British radio presenter
  • May 8 Robin Jarvis, British writer
  • May 10 Lisa M Nowak, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 11 Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
  • May 15 George Heidweiler, Suriname, Dutch painter
  • May 16 Jon Coffelt, American artist
  • May 21 Richard Appel, American writer
  • May 24 Michael Chabon, American author
  • May 28 Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • May 30 Helen Patricia Sharman, Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • May 31 Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician
  • Jun 3 Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jun 3 Rudy Demotte, Belgian politician
  • Jun 4 Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer (hot)
  • Jun 10 Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)
  • Jun 11 Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 24 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • Jun 24 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 25 Yann Martel, Canadian author
  • Jun 26 Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
  • Jun 26 Richard Garfield, American game designer
  • Jun 27 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 29 Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
  • Jul 1 Edward Tsang Lu, astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 3 Tracey Emin, Croydon England, English artist
  • Jul 14 Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
  • Jul 17 Letsie III, King of Lesotho
  • Jul 18 Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
  • Jul 19 Marla Duncan, Fairfield California, Miss Northern California fitness (1990)
  • Jul 19 Garth Nix, Australian author
  • Jul 25 Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
  • Jul 25 Julian Hodgson, English chess player
  • Jul 28 Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
  • Jul 29 Graham Poll, English football referee
  • Jul 29 Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • Aug 1 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • Aug 2 Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
  • Aug 4 Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
  • Aug 7 Patrick Kennedy, son of US President JFK (lives only 3 days)
  • Aug 8 Jon Turteltaub, American director
  • Aug 10 Andrew Sullivan, English-born journalist
  • Aug 10 Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • Aug 15 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • Aug 21 King Mohammed VI of Morocco
  • Aug 24 Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director
  • Aug 25 James Backhouse, British artist
  • Aug 29 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer
  • Aug 30 Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey
  • Sep 1 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • Sep 6 Alice Sebold, American novelist
  • Sep 6 Geert Wilders, Dutch politician
  • Sep 6 Bryan Simonaire, American politician
  • Sep 13 Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician
  • Sep 17 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • Sep 17 Michael Adler, American businessman
  • Sep 17 Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards
  • Sep 17 Amy Roloff, American reality star
  • Sep 18 Rob Brettle, British historian
  • Sep 19 Alessandra Martines, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 25 Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries)
  • Oct 3 Marion Peck, American artist and painter
  • Oct 4 Koji Ishikawa (children's book author and illustrator)Japanese children's author
  • Oct 10 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Oct 11 Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan
  • Oct 12 Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, (d. 1989)
  • Oct 12 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director
  • Oct 13 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer
  • Oct 19 Laurens BBM, Belgian prince/son of Albert II & Paola
  • Oct 19 Prince Laurent of Belgium, Château de Belvédère, Laeken, son of King Albert II and Queen Paola
  • Oct 20 Julie Payette, astronaut, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 26 Kerri Lynne Rosenberg, Burlington Ia, Miss Iowa-America (1991-top 10)
  • Oct 26 Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 28 James Miller, the "Fan Man" (d. 2002)
  • Nov 1 Antonella Ella, Italian entertainer
  • Nov 4 Wang Shu, Chinese Architect, born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • Nov 9 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player
  • Nov 13 Thilo Timothy Newman, Hamburg Germany, writer (Freejack, Alien)
  • Nov 15 Michele McAnany, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 17 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 19 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer
  • Nov 20 Timothy Gowers, British mathematician
  • Nov 22 Corinne Russell, comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 23 Joe Ahearne, British television director
  • Nov 23 Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)
  • Dec 2 Ann Patchett, American novelist
  • Dec 3 Terri Schiavo, American right to die figure (d. 2005)
  • Dec 5 Doctor Dre, American radio personality
  • Dec 9 Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
  • Dec 12 Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama (2014-), born in Panama City
  • Dec 15 Andrew Luster, Max Factor heir
  • Dec 20 Infanta Elena of Spain
  • Dec 22 Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter
  • Dec 23 Donna Tartt, American author
  • Dec 27 Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-born director
  • Dec 29 Francisco Bustamante, Filipino billiard player
  • Dec 30 Chandler Burr, American author