On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1935 (Part 2)

  • Sep 24 Lawrence Urquhart, Scottish businessman and CEO (Burmah Castrol)
  • Sep 24 Paul Eells, American sportscaster ("Voice of the Razorbacks"), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Sep 25 Maj Sjowall, Swedish writer (Martin Beck crime novels), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Sep 26 Joe Sherlock, Irish Labour Party politician, born in Kildorrery, Republic of Ireland (d. 2007)
  • Sep 29 David Hannay, diplomat
  • Sep 30 Johnny Mathis, voclaist (Chances Are, 12th of Never), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestRobert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

Oct 2 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., 1st African-American astronaut and U.S. Air Force major, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

  • Oct 3 Charles "Charlie" Duke Jr, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Apol 16), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Oct 7 Thomas Keneally, Australian writer (Schindler's List), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 9 Don McCullin, British photographer, born in London, England
  • Oct 9 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in London, England
  • Oct 10 André Bureau, French Canadian lawyer and communications executive, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 10 Khalil al-Wazir [Abu Jihad], Founder of Palestinian group Fatah and PLO leader, born in Ramla, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1988)
  • Oct 10 Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, born in Dhakar (d. 2016)
  • Oct 12 William Raspberry, American columnist (Pulitzer 1994), born in Okolona, Mississippi (d. 2012)
  • Oct 15 Murdo Alex MacLeod, Free Church of Scotland minister, born in Ness, Lewis (d. 1995)

  • Oct 18 John B. Coleman, American hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 25 Russell Luis Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • Oct 30 Ágota Kristóf, Hungarian writer (The Notebook), born in Csikvánd, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • Oct 30 Robert Caro, American journalist and biographer (Lyndon B. Johnson), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 1 Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary critic, born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine (d. 2003)

Person of interestCharles Koch

Nov 1 Charles Koch, American businessman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas

CEO of Koch Industries Charles Koch
CEO of Koch Industries
Charles Koch
  • Nov 7 Willibrordus S. Rendra, Indonesian poet (Ballad orang-orang tertjina), born in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia (d. 2009)
  • Nov 8 Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Villahermosa, Colombia (d. 2008)
  • Nov 10 Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist and cosmologist, born in Moscow, Russian SFSR
  • Nov 10 Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 13 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, born in Ballinamore, County Leitrim (d. 1995)
  • Nov 13 George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in The East End, Co. London
  • Nov 13 Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nov 14 Hussein ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952-99), born in Amman, Jordan (d. 1999)
  • Nov 14 Gennadi Aleksandrovich Dolgopolov, cosmonaut
  • Nov 14 Hussein ibn Talal I, king of Jordan (1953- )
  • Nov 14 Jakusho Kwong, head of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Nov 15 Jerry Douglas, American director and writer (Grabby Awards Hall of Fame), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman
  • Nov 16 Elizabeth Drew, American journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Nov 16 France-Albert René, 2nd President of Seychelles (1977-2004), born in Victoria, Crown Colony of Seychelles (d. 2019)
  • Nov 18 Rudolf Bahro, German dissident (d. 1997)
  • Nov 18 Rodney Hall, Australian author

Person of interestJack Welch

Nov 19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric (GE), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2020)

Businessman and CEO of GE Jack Welch
Businessman and CEO of GE
Jack Welch
  • Nov 19 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian imam (d. 1990)
  • Nov 23 Dean A Gallo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1985- )
  • Nov 23 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Nov 24 Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California, 1971-1998), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • Nov 24 Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain (1971 - present), born in Bahrain
  • Nov 28 Randolph Stow, author/poet (Suburbs of Hell)
  • Nov 28 Prince Hitachi, Japanese royalty
  • Dec 2 David Hackett Fischer, American educator and historian (Albion's Seed), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 4 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Dec 5 Calvin Trillin, American author (New Yorker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dec 9 Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
  • Dec 11 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician, 13th President of India (2012-17), born in Mirati, British India (d. 2020)
  • Dec 11 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer (Porsche 911), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Tom Wakefield, British writer, born in Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Dec 18 Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Delfzijl, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Dec 18 Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • Dec 21 Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist, born in Greenville, Texas (d. 2003)
  • Dec 21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician (Premier of Manitoba), born in Beausejour, Canada
  • Dec 22 John L. Finley, United States Navy aviator, born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2006)

Person of interestGnassingbé Eyadéma

Dec 26 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, General and President of Togo (1967-2005), born in Kozah, Togo (d. 2005)

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • Dec 28 Fernando Lopes, Portuguese director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • Dec 30 Omar Bongo, 2nd President of Gabon (1967-2009), born in Lewai, French Equatorial Africa [now Bongoville, Gabon] (d. 2009)
  • Dec 31 Rolf Haufs, German writer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2013)

Person of interestSalman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Dec 31 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (2015-present), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King of Saudi Arabia
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud