Birthdays in History in 1928

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 333

  • Jan 1 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Jan 2 Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
  • Jan 2 Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
  • Jan 2 Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • Jan 2 Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • Jan 2 Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
  • Jan 5 Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
  • Jan 5 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Jan 5 Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and vice premier, born in Tianjin (d. 2017)
  • Jan 6 George H. Ross, American businessman
  • Jan 8 Gaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
  • Jan 9 Judith Krantz, American author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • Jan 10 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • Jan 14 Gerald Arpino, choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 14 Garry Winogrand, American photographer (d. 1984)
  • Jan 16 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • Jan 16 William Kennedy, US writer

Person of interestVidal Sassoon

Jan 17 Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), born in London, England (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Jan 19 Dainin Katagiri, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 20 Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • Jan 21 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), born in Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)
  • Jan 22 Birch Bayh, American politician, Senator (D) Indiana (1963-81), wrote 2 amendments to US constitution born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Jan 22 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • Jan 24 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
  • Jan 25 Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)
  • Jan 25 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • Jan 26 Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
  • Jan 26 Roger Vadim, French director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • Jan 27 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • Jan 28 MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Jan 28 Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
  • Jan 28 Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
  • Jan 29 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Jan 31 Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
  • Jan 31 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
  • Jan 31 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Jan 31 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Feb 1 Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist and photographer
  • Feb 1 Sir Samuel "Sam" Edwards, Welsh physicist (condensed matter physics), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Feb 1 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Feb 1 Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • Feb 2 Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
  • Feb 5 Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
  • Feb 5 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
  • Feb 8 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer
  • Feb 9 Frank Frazetta, American illustrator
  • Feb 9 Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)

  • Feb 10 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-St Louis, 1973- )
  • Feb 11 Archibald Forster, CEO (Esso UK)
  • Feb 14 Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )
  • Feb 14 Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • Feb 20 Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
  • Feb 23 David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort, British peer
  • Feb 23 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A)
  • Feb 24 Michael Harrington, socialist/author (Fragments of Century), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 25 Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal
  • Feb 25 Richard Stern, US writer
  • Feb 26 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
  • Feb 26 Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, Prime Minister of Israel (2001-2006), born at Kfar Malal (d. 2014)
  • Feb 29 McHenry Boatwright, signer
  • Feb 29 Terry Lewis, Australian police commissioner
  • Feb 29 Tempest Storm, American burlesque performer
  • Mar 1 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, born in Pretoria (d. 2016)
  • Mar 2 Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • Mar 3 Gudrun Pausewang, Eastern Bohemia, German writer
  • Mar 9 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer and engineer, born in North Bay, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • Mar 10 James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Mar 11 Peter Roger Hunt, director (Dr No), born in London, England

Person of interestEdward Albee

Mar 12 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), born in Virginia (d. 2016)

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Mar 12 Phil Jones, principal (Trinity College of Music)
  • Mar 12 Roland Moyle, British deputy chairman (Police Complaints Authority)
  • Mar 12 Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Quebec politician and senator

Person of interestFrank Borman

Mar 14 Frank Borman, American astronaut (Gemini 7, Apollo 8) and CEO of Eastern Air Lines (1975-86), born in Gary, Indiana

Astronaut Frank Borman
Astronaut
Frank Borman
  • Mar 17 William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 18 Fidel V Ramos, pres (Phillipines)
  • Mar 18 Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
  • Mar 19 Hans Küng, Swiss theologian
  • Mar 20 Anthony Blond, British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book), born in Sale, Cheshire (d. 2008)
  • Mar 21 James W Kinnear, CEO (Texaco), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 21 Peter Hacks, German playwright (Tie Windloch)
  • Mar 22 Betty Callaway, figure skating trainer
  • Mar 22 Bill Archer, (Rep-R-TX, 1971- )
  • Mar 22 DC Ingman, CEO (British Waterways Board
  • Mar 22 Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov, soldier/historian
  • Mar 22 Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
  • Mar 22 E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
  • Mar 23 11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 23 Alfred Morris, British MP
  • Mar 25 James A Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Hilton Kramer, American art critic, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Douglas Applegate, American politician, U.S. House of Representative from Ohio, born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • Mar 28 Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor (Carter), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2017)
  • Mar 28 Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician, born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • Mar 29 Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafioso, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2005)
  • Mar 30 Richard Trant, British general
  • Mar 30 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 1 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)
  • Apr 2 Joseph Bernardin, American Cardinal of the Catholic Church, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Apr 5 Peter Moore, British academic (Professor of Statistics at London Business School) (d. 2010)

Person of interestJames Watson

Apr 6 James Watson, American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • Apr 7 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • Apr 7 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)
  • Apr 8 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, CEO (NVSH)
  • Apr 8 Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
  • Apr 9 Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant
  • Apr 9 Floyd D Spence, (Rep-R-SC, 1971- )
  • Apr 12 Brooklyn Supreme, Belgian stallion, heaviest known horse (1450 kg)
  • Apr 12 Uwe Kitzinger, President (Templeton College, Oxford), born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Apr 13 Alan Clark, English politician (d. 1999)
  • Apr 15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African American woman architect in NY & Calif
  • Apr 15 Richard Evans, British diplomat
  • Apr 17 Cynthia Ozick, American author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)
  • Apr 19 John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College)
  • Apr 20 Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), born in Great Yarmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Apr 23 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist, writer and poet, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Apr 26 Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)
  • Apr 28 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter
  • Apr 28 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • Apr 30 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
  • May 1 Raoul Servais, Belgian cartoonist/pres (l'ASIFA)
  • May 1 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)

Person of interestHosni Mubarak

May 4 Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981-2011), born in Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • May 6 Robert Poujade, French politician
  • May 7 Marvin Mitchelson, American celebrity attorney, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • May 8 Theodore Sorenson, presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)
  • May 9 Ralph Goings, American painter
  • May 10 Arnold Rüütel, Estonian president
  • May 11 Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor
  • May 11 Brother Andrew, Dutch missionary
  • May 12 Manuel Lujan Jr, (Rep-R-NM, 1969- )
  • May 13 Enrique Bolaños, President of Nicaragua
  • May 13 Jim Shoulders, Champion rodeo cowboy (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch scientist and inventor
  • May 16 Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)
  • May 16 Hiroshi Nakajima, Chiba, Japan, doctor (WHO Director-General, 1988-98), (d. 2013)
  • May 17 Donald Cameron Watt, historian
  • May 17 Ian Griggs, bishop (Ludlow)
  • May 17 Vivian Moses, biotechnologist
  • May 18 G R Hall, nuclear scientist
  • May 18 P G Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral
  • May 19 Colin Chapman, English automotive engineer and founder of Lotus Cars, born in Richmond (d. 1982)
  • May 20 David Berriman, CEO (Rose Thomson Young group of Lloyds Trustees)
  • May 20 Jack Kevorkian, controversial American medical doctor
  • May 22 T. Boone Pickens, American business person and oil tycoon (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co), born in Holdenville, Oklahoma
  • May 24 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • May 24 William Trevor, Irish-born writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), born in Mitchelstown, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • May 25 Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant
  • May 28 Albert Booth, British government minister
  • May 29 Felix Rohatyn, investment banker (NY Big MAC Bonds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 30 John Keith Wright, English economist, Assistant Secretary of State (1971-84)
  • May 30 Agnès Varda, Belgium-born French director (Vagabond), born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • May 30 Pro Hart, Australian artist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 1 Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • Jun 2 John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher
  • Jun 3 Donald Judd, American sculptor (minimal art)
  • Jun 4 Paul Greening, master of Queen's household
  • Jun 4 Ruth Westheimer, German sex therapist (WYNY-FM)
  • Jun 4 Ruth Westerheimer, German-American sex therapist and media personality (Dr Ruth), born in Wiesenfeld, Germany
  • Jun 5 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), born in Rickenbach (d. 1994)
  • Jun 5 Tony Richardson, England, director (Delicate Balance, Hotel NH)
  • Jun 6 George Deukmejian, American politician, 35th Governor of California (1983-91), born in Menands, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 7 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, American historian, born in New York (d. 1996)
  • Jun 7 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jun 7 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • Jun 8 Kate Wilhelm, American fiction author (Hugo Award: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Jun 9 Geraint Gruffydd, director (U of Wales Centre for Welsh Studies)
  • Jun 10 Asher Wallfish, journalist
  • Jun 10 Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 11 Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Spanish Queen of Belgium, born in Zurbano Palace, Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • Jun 11 Gerard van Leijenhorst, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (CDA), born in Ede, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Jun 12 Michael Wishart, British figurative painter, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jun 13 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, born in Zurich (d. 2006)

Person of interestChe Guevara

Jun 14 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary (Cuban Revolution), author and physician, born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 1967)

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Jun 16 Harold Hanham, vice chancellor (Lancaster University)
  • Jun 18 Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)
  • Jun 18 David T. Lykken, American scientist
  • Jun 19 Raymond Powell, British MP
  • Jun 20 David Mitchell, British MP
  • Jun 20 Jean-Marie le Pen, French leader (National Front party)
  • Jun 21 Valentin Gavriyilovich Yershov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 25 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], Belgian cartoonist (The Smurfs, Johan et Pirlouit), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Jun 25 Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • Jun 26 Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 27 Rudy Perpich, American politician, 34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota, born in Carson Lake, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Jun 28 Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor
  • Jun 28 Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003
  • Jun 28 Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • Jun 28 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • Jun 28 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, born in Lancashire, England (d. 2010)
  • Jun 30 Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic
  • Jul 3 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance)
  • Jul 3 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1977)
  • Jul 3 John Wills, lord-lt of Avon England
  • Jul 4 Patrick Tilley, British sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
  • Jul 4 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer and critic, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2016)
  • Jul 4 Sylvius Gerald Marie Rozendal, Premier of Netherland's Antilles, born in Willemstad, Curacao (d. 2003)