On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1935

  • Jan 1 Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • Jan 4 Kenneth Money, Canadian astronaut (STS 42-alt)
  • Jan 5 Nancy L. Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1983- ), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 6 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 7 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Soviet/Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35), born in Vyazniki, Russia (d. 2014)
  • Jan 8 Jesse Garon Presley, American stillborn twin brother of Elvis Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi (d. 1935)
  • Jan 9 Earl G. Graves, Sr., American businessman & publisher, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9 Brian Harradine, Australian politician, born in Quorn, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Jan 12 Kreskin, American mentalist, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 13 Mauro Forghieri, Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • Jan 14 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier, born in Mont-Tremblant, Canada
  • Jan 15 Robert Silverberg, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 17 Paul O[sborne] Williams, American sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
  • Jan 17 Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
  • Jan 18 Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman), born in Wimbledon, London

  • Jan 18 Jon Stallworthy, English poet, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2014)
  • Jan 18 Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister, born in Kfar Vitkin, Israel (d. 2007)
  • Jan 20 Joan Weston, American Roller Derby Queen, born in Huntington Beach, California (d. 1997)
  • Jan 22 Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
  • Jan 25 António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal, born in Castelo Branco Municipality, Portugal
  • Jan 25 Conrad Burns, American politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), born in Gallatin, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • Jan 27 Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
  • Jan 28 David John Lodge, British writer and literary critic (Soul & Bodies), born in London, England
  • Jan 28 Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
  • Jan 30 Richard Brautigan, American novelist & poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 30 John George Hughes, British academic & 9th bishop of Kensington (1987-1994), born in England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 31 Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter) who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994, born in Ōse, Japan
  • Feb 1 Ruth Clarke, Moderator (General Assembly of the United Reform Church)
  • Feb 1 Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)
  • Feb 4 Martti Talvela, Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso
  • Feb 5 John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander South African army
  • Feb 7 Herb Kohl, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • Feb 8 Vincent Weir 3rd baron Inverforth, Scottish shipping magnate
  • Feb 10 Conrad Klapheck, German painter (typewriters)
  • Feb 14 David Wilson, Scottish administrator and 27th Governor of Hong Kong (1987-92), born in Alloa, Scotland

  • Feb 15 John R Block, US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86)
  • Feb 15 Roger B Chaffee, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Feb 15 Susan Brownmiller, feminist author (Against Our Wills), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 16 Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)
  • Feb 16 Kenneth Price, ceramic artist and print maker (Hot Bottoms, Tamed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Michel Aoun, President of Lebanon (2016-present), born in Haret Hreik, Lebanon
  • Feb 21 Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
  • Feb 22 Ineke Haas-Berger, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Abcoude-Baambrugge, Netherlands

Person of interestSally Jessy Raphael

Feb 25 Sally Jessy Raphael, American TV talk show host (Sally), born in Easton, Pennsylvania

TV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy Raphael
TV Talk Show Host
Sally Jessy Raphael
  • Mar 1 Judith Rossner, author (Looking for Mr Goodbar)
  • Mar 3 Zhelyu Zhelev, Veselinovo, Shumen Province, Bulgarian President (1990-97)
  • Mar 5 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 9 Andrew Viterbi, American telecommunications scientist and businessman (Qualcomm Inc.), born in Bergamo, Italy
  • Mar 10 Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 10 Ivan Calin, Ribneta, Moldova, President and Prime Minister 1980-1990 (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 John Gross, author (Age of Kipling, Dickens & 20th Century)
  • Mar 13 Michael Walzer, American political theorist, born in New York
  • Mar 13 David Nobbs, English comedic writer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Petts Wood, Kent (d. 2015)
  • Mar 15 Jimmy Lee Swaggart, evangelist
  • Mar 18 Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician
  • Mar 21 Hubert Fichte, German writer, born in Perleberg (d. 1986)
  • Mar 24 Peter Bichsel, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Bellach

Person of interestMahmoud Abbas

Mar 26 Mahmoud Abbas, 2nd President of the Palestine National Authority (2005-present), born in Safed, Mandatory Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas
  • Mar 27 Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk and 14th Earl of Berkshire
  • Mar 27 Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer and novelist, born in San Pedro, Buenos Aires
  • Mar 27 Fr. Stanley Rother, American Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala, born in Okarche, Oklahoma (d. 1981)
  • Mar 30 Alan Jackson, CEO (BTR)
  • Mar 31 Judith Rossner, American writer (August)
  • Apr 1 Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
  • Apr 3 Jeffery Bowman, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
  • Apr 4 Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
  • Apr 4 Trevor Griffiths, English playwright (Absolute Beginners), born in Manchester
  • Apr 5 Donald Lynden-Bell, British theoretical astrophysicist, born in Dover, Kent (d. 2018)
  • Apr 6 James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose, Southern Rhodesia-born hereditary peer of the Peerage of Scotland
  • Apr 6 John Pepper Clark, Nigeria, writer (Horn, Song of a Goat)
  • Apr 7 Hodding Carter III, American White House press secretary (Jimmy Carter)
  • Apr 7 Yvonne Fedderson, co-founder (Childhelp USA)
  • Apr 8 Albert G Bustamante, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
  • Apr 10 Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), born in England (d. 2013)

Person of interestRichard Kuklinski

Apr 11 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • Apr 12 Wendy Savage, British obstetrician and gynaecologist, born in Surrey, England
  • Apr 13 Kenneth Hayr, Air Marshal, born in Whangarei, New Zealand (d. 2001)
  • Apr 14 Erich von Däniken, Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods), born in Zofingen, Aargau
  • Apr 16 Sarah Kirsch, German poet, born in Limlingerode, Prussian Saxony (d. 2013)
  • Apr 18 Joel Hefley, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado), born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • Apr 21 Thomas Kean, American politician
  • Apr 22 Christopher Ball, British linguist and Warden of Keble College, Oxford (1980-88)
  • Apr 24 Louis Keith, physician (expert on multiple-births), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 25 James Peebles, Canadian American astrophysicist (Ostriker–Peebles criterion), 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Apr 26 James Cecil "Humpy" Parker, American disgraced ex-Sheriff convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture, born in San Jacinto County, Texas (d. 1994)
  • May 2 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), son of Ghasi I, born in Baghdad (d. 1958)
  • May 3 Donald P Hodel, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89), born in Portland, Oregon
  • May 7 Isobel Warren, Canadian author and journalist
  • May 8 Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)

  • May 9 Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), born in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire (d. 1988)
  • May 11 Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
  • May 17 Dennis Potter, British TV dramatist (The Singing Detective, Karaoke, Midnight Movie), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1994)
  • May 17 Ivan Slone, world-famous watchmaker
  • May 19 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)
  • May 19 Esmond Bulmer, English cider brewer and Conservative Lower house leader

Person of interestJosé Mujica

May 20 José Mujica, 40th President of Uruguay (2010-2015), champion of the poor and former urban guerrilla with the Tupamaros, born in Montevideo, Uruguay

President of Uruguay José Mujica
President of Uruguay
José Mujica
  • May 23 Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
  • May 23 Lord Grenfell, head of External affairs European office, world bank
  • May 24 Joan Micklin Silver, American director (Hester Street), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • May 28 Kenneth Kleinwort, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • May 29 André Brink, South African writer (Dry White Season), born in Vrede, Free State
  • May 29 Denis Worrall, South African politician and leader (DP), born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
  • May 29 Martin Garrod, Commandant General Royal Marines, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2009))
  • May 31 Jim Bolger, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Jun 1 John Porter, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1980-2001), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jun 1 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), born in Ridgeland, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • Jun 2 Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2
  • Jun 2 Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek turkologist
  • Jun 3 Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)
  • Jun 6 Jean Gattegno, French translator and scholar, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • Jun 7 Thomas Kailath, American electrical engineer, born in Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Jun 10 Tom Pendry, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 10 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • Jun 12 Christoph Meckel, German writer, born in Berlin
  • Jun 13 Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • Jun 13 Christo [Javacheff], Bulgarian artist and wrapper (Running Fence), born in Gabrovo, Kingdom of Bulgaria
  • Jun 13 Jeanne-Claude, French artist (Running Fence), born in Casablanca, French Morocco
  • Jun 13 Samak Sundaravej, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2009)
  • Jun 14 Jan Nijland, Dutch politician (CDA)

  • Jun 15 Fernand Schokweiler, British judge
  • Jun 16 Jim Dine, pop artist (St John the Divine), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 18 Hugh McColl, American banker, born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • Jun 20 Anthony Pilkington, CEO (Pilkington Pic)
  • Jun 21 Françoise Sagan [Quoirez], French novelist (Bonjour Trieste), born in Cajarc, France (d. 2004)
  • Jun 23 Maurice Ferre, former mayor of Miami
  • Jun 24 Pete Hamill, journalist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 25 Wynand Breytenbach, South African soldier and politician, Deputy Minister of Defense (1986-94), born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • Jun 26 Douglas Peterson, American politician and diplomat, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jun 27 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut, born in Poltava, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • Jun 30 [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, born in Tel Aviv, Israel (d. 2017)
  • Jul 2 Dick Dolman, economist/Dutch politician 2nd Chamber
  • Jul 2 Ed Bullins, playwright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 3 Harrison Schmitt, American geologist and astronaut (Apollo 17), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • Jul 3 John Swan, 4th Premier of Bermuda (1982-95), born in Bermuda
  • Jul 4 Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician (2nd Governor-General of Grenada (1978-92)), born in Gouyave, British Windward Islands (d. 2013)
  • Jul 5 Edward McInnes, German scholar, born in Maybole, Ayrshire (d. 1996)
  • Jul 5 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)

Person of interestTenzin Gyatso

Jul 6 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists, born in Taktser, Qinghai, China

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Jul 8 Vitali Ivanovich Sevastiyanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18B)
  • Jul 9 Wim [Willem Frederik] Duisenberg, Dutch Minister of Finance (PvdA), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • Jul 11 Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
  • Jul 12 Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian) (d. 1995)
  • Jul 13 Jack F Kemp, (Rep-R-NY)/right-wing/US Secretary of Housing (1989-93)
  • Jul 18 Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader (69th Shankaracharya Guru), born in Irulneeki, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (d. 2018)
  • Jul 20 Lord Peter Palumbo, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 21 Julian Pettifer, English TV-host
  • Jul 21 Norbert Blüm, German politician
  • Jul 23 Hein Heinsen, Danish artist, born in Grindsted, Denmark
  • Jul 24 Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)

  • Jul 24 Trevor Chinn, CEO (Lex)
  • Jul 25 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (d. 2017)
  • Jul 25 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • Jul 31 Sergio Rossi, Italian shoe designer, born in San Mauro, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Aug 2 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), born in Merseyside (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Derek Anthony Enright, British Labour politician, born in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • Aug 3 Richard Lamm, American politician (38th Governor of Colorado), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Aug 8 Ron Marlenee, American politician (Rep-R-MT, 1977-93), born in Scobey, Montana
  • Aug 8 Sandy Horn, lesbian activist
  • Aug 8 John Laws, Australia radio personality
  • Aug 10 Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
  • Aug 12 Karl Mickel, German writer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Aug 13 Rod Hull, British entertainer, born on Isle of Sheppey, Kent (d. 1999)
  • Aug 15 Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, American civil rights activist (National Urban League), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 18 Howard Morrison, New Zealand entertainer, born in Rotorua, New Zealand (d. 2009)
  • Aug 19 F Story Musgrave, MD/astronaut (STS 6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England
  • Aug 20 Ron Paul, American author and politician (3 times presidential candidate, 1988, 2008, 12), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Aug 23 Brendan Jackson, British air marshal, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Aug 25 Charles Wright, American poet (Black Zodiac), born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
  • Aug 26 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)
  • Aug 26 Geraldine Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY) 1st female dem VP candidate (1984)
  • Aug 27 Frank Yablans, American writer (North Dallas Forty), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 27 Michael Holroyd, author
  • Aug 28 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician, born in Hull, Quebec, Canada (d. 1998)
  • Aug 29 Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist and mathematician, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • Aug 31 Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican
  • Sep 2 Jim Moody, (Rep-D-WI, 1983- )

  • Sep 5 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russian cosmonaut, born in Gruzkoye, Ukraine (d. 2012)
  • Sep 5 Werner Erhard, American author and lecturer (founded EST), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 7 Abdou Diouf, 2nd President of Senegal (1981-2000), born in Louga, French West Africa
  • Sep 9 Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author
  • Sep 10 Paul van Vliet, Dutch cabaret performer
  • Sep 10 Mary Oliver, American poet
  • Sep 11 Gherman Stepanovich Titov, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok II), born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 2000)
  • Sep 12 Allan B. Swift, American politician (Rep-D-Washington, 1979-95), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 12 Richard H Hunt, sculptor (Pyramidal Construction), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist, born in Luanping, Rehe, Manchuria (d. 2008)
  • Sep 16 Carl Andre, American sculptor (minimal/conceptual art), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist, born in Minneapolis (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), born in La Junta Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Sep 17 Timothy Bavin, British Anglican bishop (Bishop of Portsmouth 1985-95)
  • Sep 19 Bob Krueger, American Democrat politician and diplomat (U.S. ambassador to Botswana & Burundi), born in New Braunfels, Texas
  • Sep 19 Thomas W. Ewing, American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Atlanta, Illinois
  • Sep 19 Benjamin T. Hacker, American naval aviator (first Naval Flight Officer (NFO) to achieve Flag rank), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2003)
  • Sep 20 Keith Roberts, English writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell), born in Kettering, Northamptonshire (d. 2000)
  • Sep 24 Lawrence Urquhart, Scottish businesman and CEO (Burmah Castrol)

About 1935

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