Birthdays in History in 1932

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 292

  • Jan 1 Arnfried G D P, Dutch manufacturer (breadcrumbs)/drugs dealer
  • Jan 2 Dabney Coleman, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 3 Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 4 Carlos Saura, Spanish director
  • Jan 5 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • Jan 6 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Joe Berinson, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Alain Teister, Dutch writer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Jan 12 John Berg, American art director, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2015)
  • Jan 16 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • Jan 16 Jim Berry, American cartoonist (Berry's World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Jan 18 Robert Anton Wilson, American sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
  • Jan 22 Berthold Grünfeld, Norwegian psychiatrist and former sexologist
  • Jan 23 Bud Shuster, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1973- ), born in Glassport, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 26 Christopher Price, Director (Leeds Metropolitan U)
  • Jan 26 George H Clements, first Roman Catholic Priest to adopt a child.

  • Jan 27 Neville Trotter, British MP
  • Jan 28 David Thompson, CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
  • Jan 28 Thomas J Bliley Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
  • Jan 28 David Hennessy, Lord Windlesham, British peer and TV executive, Leader of the House of Lords (1973-4) (d. 2010)
  • Jan 30 Kazuo Inamori, Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co)
  • Jan 31 Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
  • Feb 1 John Nott, British policitican(C), Secretary of State for Defence during Falkland War, born in Bideford, Devon
  • Feb 6 Francois Truffaut, French director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451), born in Paris, France (d. 1984)
  • Feb 6 Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1959)
  • Feb 7 Alfred M Worden, Jackson Michigan, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
  • Feb 7 Gay Talese, author (Honor Thy Father)
  • Feb 8 Jan H Christiaanse, president Dutch political party (CDA)
  • Feb 9 Gerhard Richter, German painter
  • Feb 10 Donald Hilton, Moderator (General Assembly of United Reformed Church)
  • Feb 11 Dennis Skinner, British politician (L), Chairman of the Labour Party (1988-89), born in Clay Cross, Derbyshire
  • Feb 12 Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
  • Feb 14 Jack Hibbert, director (Central Statistical Office)
  • Feb 14 Jocelyn Stevens, CEO (English Heritage)
  • Feb 14 Michael Ball, Bishop (Truro)
  • Feb 14 Peter Ball, Bishop (Gloucester)
  • Feb 14 Leo Thorsness, American Vietnam War pilot (Medal of Honor), born in Walnut Grove, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • Feb 15 Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • Feb 16 Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli writer, born in Jadova Commune, Kingdom of Romania
  • Feb 16 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
  • Feb 16 Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone

  • Feb 18 Miloš Forman, Czech-American award-winning director (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus, The Firemen's Ball), born in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia (d. 2018)
  • Feb 18 Duane Michals, American photographer (Sequences, The journey of the spirit after death), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Joseph P Kerwin, Capt Med Corps USN/astro (Skylab 2), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Feb 20 Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 22 Ted Kennedy, Boston Massachusetts Politician (Sen-D-Mass 1962- 2009 ), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 24 Andrew Jacobs Jr, (Rep-D-IN, 1965-73, 75- )
  • Feb 24 Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
  • Feb 25 Laurence New, Major-General
  • Feb 27 Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter
  • Feb 27 Lord Young of Graffham, CEO (Cables & Wireless)
  • Feb 28 Brian Moore, British commentator (Big Match)
  • Feb 29 Jaguar, Brazilian cartoonist
  • Feb 29 Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 2 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, born in Topeka Kansas (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Hessel Rienks, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • Mar 4 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American car designer (d. 2001)
  • Mar 4 Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
  • Mar 5 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist
  • Mar 7 Edward "Ed" Thrasher, American art director and photographer (Come & Gone), born in Glendale, California (d. 2006)
  • Mar 9 Simon Heere Heeresma, Dutch writer and poet (Han de Wit goes in development aid), born in Amsterdam (d. 2011)
  • Mar 9 Sister Bernard Ncube, South African religious sister and anti-apartheid, born in Johannesburg (d. 2012)
  • Mar 11 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
  • Mar 12 Andrew Young, US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-D-Atlanta)
  • Mar 14 Naina Yeltsina, Russia's first First Lady
  • Mar 15 Alan Lavern Bean, Wheeler Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3)
  • Mar 15 David Alliance, Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 16 Ronnie Walter Cunningham, Col USMC/astronaut (Apollo 7), born in Creston, Iowa
  • Mar 17 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist

Person of interestF. W. de Klerk

Mar 18 F. W. de Klerk, South African President (1989-94), winner of 1993 Nobel Peace Price with Nelson Mandela, born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Mar 18 John Updike, Shillington Pa, poet/novelist (Rabbit Run)
  • Mar 22 Richard Thomas, admiral
  • Mar 24 Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
  • Mar 26 Dick Nolan, football coach
  • Mar 28 Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 29 William Charette, American navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, born in Ludington, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Mar 30 A J Zuckerman, Dean (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)
  • Mar 30 Ted Morgan, Swiss-born writer
  • Mar 31 John Jakes, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 31 Nagisa Oshima, director (Town of Love & Hope), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 3 Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
  • Apr 3 Martin Nourse, Lord Justice of Appeal of England and Wales (d. 2017)
  • Apr 4 Richard Lugar, American politician, U. S. Senator from Indiana, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 9 Jim Fowler, American naturalist (Wild Kingdom), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Apr 9 Paul Krassner, American comic strip cartoonist (MAD Magazine) and founder (Yippies), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 9 Peter Moores, British businessman and director (Littlewoods), born in Lancashire, England (d. 2016)
  • Apr 9 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Degtyaryov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Voronezh, Russia
  • Apr 10 Adrian Henri, British poet and founder of poetry-rock group (Liverpool Scene), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (d. 2000)
  • Apr 11 Francis G. Neubeck, USAF pilot and astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 12 Jack Gelber, American playwright (The Connection, Apple), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Apr 12 Dennis Banks, American activist (leader of the American Indian Movement), born in Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • Apr 12 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), born in Colombo, British Ceylon (d. 2005)
  • Apr 13 Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, born in Temuco, Chile (d. 1976)
  • Apr 14 William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
  • Apr 15 Nikolai Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut, born in Vozdvizhenka, Saratov Oblast (d. 2009)
  • Apr 17 Han J A Hansen [Jansen], Dutch journalist (King Comes!)
  • Apr 23 Halston, American fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1990)
  • Apr 23 Jim Fixx, American jogger and writer (Jim Fixx on Running), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Apr 26 Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist (Nobel 1993- Site-directed mutagenesis), born in Blackpool, England (d. 2000)
  • Apr 27 Roelof "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs, born in Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Apr 27 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher, born in Vigevano, Italy (d. 1999)
  • Apr 29 Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)
  • May 1 Sandy Woodward [John Forster], English admiral (British Naval Task Force, Falklands War), born in Penzance, Cornwall (d. 2013)
  • May 2 Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • May 6 Viscount Coke, English large landowner and art collector
  • May 8 Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
  • May 9 David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
  • May 9 Gavin Lyall, British author (Conduct of Major Maxim, The Secret Servant), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 2003)
  • May 9 J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
  • May 10 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • May 11 Henriette Santer, clinical Psychologist

  • May 11 Valentino [Garavani], fashion designer, born in Milan, Italy
  • May 14 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • May 17 Arthur Jones, principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
  • May 17 Colin Hope, British industrialist (Turner and Newall), born in Birkenhead (d. 2015)
  • May 17 Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
  • May 18 John Clement, chairman (Unigate Group)
  • May 19 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)
  • May 21 John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
  • May 23 John Lyons, Master (Trinity Hall), born in Cambridge, England
  • May 24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • May 24 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists), born in Sydenham, London (d. 2019)
  • May 24 James Anderton, British Chief constable (Manchester England), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • May 24 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • May 25 Georgy Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2017)
  • May 25 John Gregory Dunne, American writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • May 28 Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
  • May 29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 31 Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (National Fed of Women's Institutes)
  • May 31 George Vallings, British Vice Admiral
  • May 31 Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
  • May 31 Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)
  • Jun 1 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • Jun 2 Yaroslav Kirillovich Golovyanov, cosmonaut
  • Jun 4 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (Season of the Jew), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Jun 5 Christy Brown, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 6 David R Scott, American USAF Colonel and astronaut (Gem 8, Apol 9, 15), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 6 Ivan Chermayeff, British-born American graphic designer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 9 Douglas Smith, CEO (Acas)
  • Jun 10 J Bennett Johnston, (Sen-D-LA, 1972- )
  • Jun 11 Athol Fugard, South African anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot), born in Middelburg, South Africa
  • Jun 11 Timothy Sainsbury, British politician and businessman
  • Jun 12 Rona Jaffe, American novelist (Mazes & Monsters), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jun 14 Joe Arpaio, American former sheriff of Maricopa County (1993-2016), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jun 15 Einar K Enevoldson, American Nasa test pilot (X-24B)
  • Jun 15 Mario Cuomo, American (Gov-D-NY, 1983-95), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Ralph Robins, CEO (Rolls-Royce)
  • Jun 17 John Murtha, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in New Martinsville, West Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Jun 18 Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jun 18 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (d. 2016)

  • Jun 20 Robert Rozhdestvensky, Soviet poet, born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Jun 21 Bernard Ingham, British journalist and press secretary for Margaret Thatcher, born in Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
  • Jun 24 David McTaggart, co-founder (Greenpeace)
  • Jun 25 Peter Blake, British artist, born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • Jun 27 Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer, born in Prenzlau, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Jul 1 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy's Restaurants)
  • Jul 5 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter
  • Jul 5 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 9 Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (involved in Watergate), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 10 Jürgen Becker, German writer, born in Cologne, Germany
  • Jul 12 Harold William Woolhouse, British botanist, born in Sheffield (d. 1996)
  • Jul 13 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • Jul 16 Dick [Richard Lewis] Thornburgh, 76th United States Attorney General (1988-91) and 41st Governor of Pennsylvania, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 17 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
  • Jul 20 Otto Schily, German politician
  • Jul 22 Oscar de la Renta, Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
  • Jul 22 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist
  • Jul 22 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • Jul 24 William Ruckelshaus, American attorney and first Head of Environmental Protection Agency, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 25 Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jul 27 Beverly Byron, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 27 Curnick Muzuvukile Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader, born in Matatiele, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • Jul 27 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises), born in Edinburgh (d.1993)
  • Jul 28 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 1 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League, born Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Aug 5 Sister Vince Otto, mental health activist
  • Aug 6 Howard Hodgkin, British abstract painter, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Aug 7 Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist
  • Aug 8 Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
  • Aug 9 John Gomery, Canadian jurist
  • Aug 11 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), born in Bristol (d. 2010)
  • Aug 11 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
  • Aug 11 Geoffrey Cass, CEO (Cambridge U Press)
  • Aug 11 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, born in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • Aug 11 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist
  • Aug 11 Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 11 John Gorrie, English director
  • Aug 12 Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)
  • Aug 12 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer
  • Aug 14 James V Hansen, (Rep-R-Utah, 1981- )
  • Aug 14 Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Robert L. Forward, American physicist and sci-fi writer (Dragon's Egg, Starquake), born in Geneva, NY (d. 2002)
  • Aug 16 Jon Lindbergh, 2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh

Person of interestV. S. Naipaul

Aug 17 V.S. Naipaul, British novelist (Middle Passage), born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2018)

Novelist V. S. Naipaul
Novelist
V. S. Naipaul
  • Aug 19 John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire

About 1932

How Old? 86 or 87 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Feb 5), Monkey (Feb 6 - Dec 31)