On This Day

Historical Figures Born 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 scientist and CAF astronaut (STS 42-alt), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 5 Nancy Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1983-2007), 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 (née Coverdale), American businesswoman and politician (Governor of Delaware (D), 2001-09), born in Milford, Delaware (d. 2021)
  • Jan 18 Raymond Briggs, British children's book author and illustrator (The Snowman; Fungus the Bogeyman), born in Wimbledon, London, England (d. 2022)
  • 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 "Pete" Du Pont IV, American attorney and politician (Governor of Delaware, 1977-85), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2021)
  • Jan 23 Robert Parris "Bob" Moses, American civil rights activist (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), and educator (The Algebra Project), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021)
  • 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 26 Paula Rego, Portuguese-British artist (Cast of Characters From Snow White), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2022)
  • 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, Angolan revolutionary and poet (Pele do Diabo), born in Silva Porto, Portuguese Empire
  • Jan 30 Richard Brautigan, American novelist and poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1984)
  • 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, New Zealand-born chemist (early transition metals and highly coordinated complexes), born in Rangiora, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • 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

Sally Jessy Raphael

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

  • Feb 26 Azzedine Alaïa, Tunisian-born fashion designer, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 2017)
  • 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, Moldavian President and Prime Minister 1980-1990), born in Ribneta, Moldova (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

Mahmoud Abbas

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

  • 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 (d. 2017)
  • Mar 27 Fr. Stanley Rother, American Roman Catholic priest, martyr and missionary to Guatemala, born in Okarche, Oklahoma (d. 1981)
  • Mar 31 Judith Rossner, American writer (August)
  • Apr 1 Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
  • 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, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-93), born in Asherton, Texas
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
  • Apr 10 Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), born in England (d. 2013)

Richard Kuklinski

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

  • 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

José 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

  • May 23 Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
  • May 23 Lord Grenfell, head of External affairs European office, world bank
  • 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, New Zealand politician 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand, born in Opunake, New Zealand
  • Jun 1 John Porter, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1980-2001), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • 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-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jun 2 Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek turkologist
  • 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, British politician (Labour) and member of the House of Lords, born in Broadstairs, England
  • 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, Wrapped Reichstag), born in Gabrovo, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 Jeanne-Claude [Denat de Guillebon], French artist (Running Fence, Wrapped Reichstag), born in Casablanca, French Morocco (d. 2009)
  • 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, American 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, American 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 25 Larry Kramer, American playwright and AIDS activist, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 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)

Tenzin Gyatso

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

  • Jul 8 Vitali Sevastiyanov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18), born in Krasnouralsk, Soviet Union (d. 2010)
  • 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 Kemp, American NFL player and politician (Rep-R-NY 1971-89, US Secretary of Housing 1989-93, VP candidate), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 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 journalist, born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
  • Jul 21 Norbert Blüm, German politician, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, born in Rüsselsheim, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 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 (d. 2020)
  • 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, American medical doctor and NASA 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], Dutch poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)

Geraldine Ferraro

Aug 26 Geraldine Ferraro, American politician (US Representative from New York (D), 1979-85), and the 1st female vice-presidential nominee (1984), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 2011)

  • 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 30 Sylvia Earle, American marine biologist, born in Gibbstown, New Jersey
  • Aug 31 Eldridge Cleaver, American Black Panther leader turned Republican, born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas (d. 1998)
  • Sep 2 Jim Moody, American economist and politician (Rep-D-WI, 1983-93), born in Richlands, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 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, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Sep 10 Mary Oliver, American poet (1984 Pulitzer Prize), born in Maple Heights, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 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 12 Richard Hunt, American sculptor (1st African American to have major retrospective at MOMA), 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)

About 1935

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