Historical Figures Born in 1936

  • Jan 1 James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Costco, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 6 Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, Uruguayan politician (President, 1985-90, 1995-2000), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jan 7 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer, born in Buka Island, Papua New Guinea
  • Jan 8 Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African Minister of Education (1979-82), born in Lichtenburg, South Africa
  • Jan 8 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 9 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer, born in Fairburn, Georgia
  • Jan 10 Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas

Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002)

Jan 10 American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois

  • Jan 11 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor., born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jan 13 Edward Rell Madigan, American politician (US Secretary of Agriculture 91-93, Rep-R-IL, 1973-91), born in Lincoln, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Jan 15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • Jan 22 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 22 Ong Teng Cheong, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)
  • Jan 24 Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player, born in Cameron Parrish, Louisiana
  • Jan 25 Dan Schaefer, American politician (Rep-R-CO, 1983-99), born in Guttenberg, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Jan 26 Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
  • Jan 27 Barry C. Barish, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, gravitational waves), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 27 Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)

Samuel C. C. TingSamuel C. C. Ting (86 years old)

Jan 27 American physicist and Nobel Laureate (1976 J/ψ particle), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Jan 28 Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
  • Jan 28 Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
  • Jan 29 Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • Jan 30 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Feb 1 Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • Feb 1 G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
  • Feb 4 Daan van Golden, Dutch sculptor
  • Feb 6 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman, born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 10 Olwyn Bowey, British artist, born in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
  • Feb 10 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator
  • Feb 12 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), born in Beijing, China (d. 2012)
  • Feb 14 Fanne Foxe [Annabella Battistella], Argentine-American exotic dancer famous for her involvement in a sex scandal with Wilbur Mills, born in Nueve de Julio, Argentina
  • Feb 14 Takuo Aoyagi, Japanese engineer who invented the pulse oximeter, born in Niigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2020)

Carl IcahnCarl Icahn (86 years old)

Feb 16 American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

  • Feb 16 Jill Kinmont, American skier
  • Feb 16 Murray Weideman, Australian rules football CHF (Collingwood VFL premiers 1953, 58 [c]; B&F 1957, 61, 62; Victoria 1956-60) and coach (Collingwood 1975-76), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Feb 18 Jean M. Auel, Finnish-American writer (Earth's Children series), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 19 Ione Mylonas Shear, American archeologist (Bronze Age Greece), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Marin Sorescu, Romanian poet, playwright and artist (Iona, House under surveillance), born in Bulzești, Dolj County (d. 1996)
  • Feb 21 Barbara Jordan, American politician (Rep-D-Tx, 1972-78), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 22 J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist & microbiologist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 27 Roger M. Mahoney, American cardinal (Archbishop of Los Angeles, 1985–2011), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 27 Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer, born in Castlemaine, Australia
  • Feb 29 Jack R Lousma, American USMC Colonel, naval aviator, and NASA astronaut (Skylab 3; STS-3), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Mar 1 Camille E Baly, St Maartens poet (Sonny)
  • Mar 1 Jean-Edern Hallier, writer
  • Mar 1 Marion Farouk-Sluglett, political scientist
  • Mar 1 Monique Bégin, French Canadian politician
  • Mar 4 David Thompson, British food magnate
  • Mar 5 Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), born in Essexvale, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2003)
  • Mar 6 A "Bram" Stemerdink, Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)
  • Mar 6 Marion S Barry, (Mayor-D-Washington, D.C., 1979-90, 95- ), drug indictment
  • Mar 7 Georges Perec, French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)
  • Mar 11 Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Mar 12 Anthony Loehnis, vice chairman (S G Warburg & Co)
  • Mar 12 Patrick Procktor, painter
  • Mar 14 Bruce Hood, Canadian National Hockey League referee (1965-84), and author (Calling The Shots), born in Campbellville, Ontario (d. 2018)
  • Mar 15 David Andrews, Irish politician
  • Mar 15 Don Sundquist, American politician (Governor of Tennessee 1995-2003, Rep-R-Tennessee, 1983-95), born in Moline, Illinois
  • Mar 17 Ken Mattingly, American USN naval officer, and NASA astronaut (Apollo 16; STS-4, -51-C), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 17 Robert Daniel, American Republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • Mar 18 Hans Peter Bleuel, German writer (Sex and Society In Nazi Germany), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Mar 21 Ed Broadbent, Canadian politician
  • Mar 22 Ron Carey, American labor leader (International Brotherhood of Teamsters), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Mar 24 David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
  • Mar 28 Amancio Ortega, Spanish businessman and one of the wealthiest people in the world, (founder of the Inditex fashion group), born in Busdongo de Arbás, Spain

Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa (86 years old)

Mar 28 Peruvian writer, poet, journalist, presidential candidate and Nobel Prize Laureate (Aunt Julia), born in Arequipa, Peru

  • Mar 29 Mogens Camre, Danish politician (Folketing (Danish Parliament), 1968-1987, 3 days in 2007; European Parliament, 1999-2009), born in Randers, Denmark (d. 2016)
  • Mar 30 Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)
  • Mar 30 Richard Baker, American Zen teacher (Dharma Sangha), born in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Mar 31 Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)
  • Apr 1 Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, president of the Confederation in 1989 and 1996 (d. 1998)
  • Apr 3 Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels), born in West Hartlepool, County Durham (d. 2012)
  • Apr 5 John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)
  • Apr 5 John Kelly, Irish republican politician, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Michael Livesay, British admiral, Royal Navy officer, born in Middlesbrough, North Riding, Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • Apr 7 Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
  • Apr 9 Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea), born in Rabaul, Territory of New Guinea
  • Apr 9 Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist and author of SCUM Manifesto who attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol in 1968, born in Ventnor City, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • Apr 10 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), born in Croydon (d. 1995)
  • Apr 11 Janet Allen, Headmistress (Benenden School)
  • Apr 12 Kennedy Simmonds, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts & Nevis (1983-95), born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Apr 14 Frank Serpico, American policeman who blew whistle on NYPD corruption, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 15 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), born in Takéo (d. 2016)
  • Apr 19 Wilfried Martens, 44th Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-81, 1981-92), Sleidinge, Belgium (d. 2013)
  • Apr 20 Pat Roberts, US Senator (Rep-R-KS, 1981-1997), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Apr 20 Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (1981-85), born in Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands (d. 2012)
  • Apr 21 James Dobson, American evangelist
  • Apr 23 Elias [Etienne Michiels], Flemish painter, born in Ostend, Belgium
  • Apr 23 Joseph Willaert, Flemish painter, born in Diksmuide, Belgium (d. 2014)
  • Apr 26 Edward Cazalet, judge of the High Court of England and Wales, born in Marylebone, London
  • Apr 27 John Burningham, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr Grumpy's Outing), born in Farnham, England (d. 2019)
  • Apr 28 Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, born in Tel Keppe, Iraq (d. 2015)
  • Apr 29 Jacob Rothschild, English banker and multi-millionaire, born in Berkshire, England
  • May 4 El Cordobés [Manuel Benítez Pérez], Spanish matador, born in Palma del Río, Andalusia, Spain
  • May 6 Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades), born in Drummondville, Quebec
  • May 8 James R. Thompson, American politician (longest serving Governor of Illinois, 1977-91), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 2020)
  • May 8 Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)
  • May 10 Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)
  • May 10 Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Michael Stone, English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
  • May 10 Trevor Clay, Gen-Sec (Royal College of Nursing)
  • May 11 Ulrich Berkes, German writer, born in Salle
  • May 12 Frank Stella, American artist, born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • May 12 Guillermo Endara, President of Panama (1989-94), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2009)
  • May 15 Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, American sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)
  • May 15 Paul Zindel, playwright (Effects of Gamma Rays on Marigolds)
  • May 15 Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
  • May 15 Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist
  • May 16 Karl Lehmann, German Catholic cardinal
  • May 16 Philippe de Montebello, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut), born in Paris, France
  • May 17 Lars Gustafsson, Swedish poet and novelist (The Death of a Beekeeper, The Cracks in the Wall), born in Västerås, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • May 18 Olzhas Suleimenov, Kazakh poet, writer and anti-nuclear activist (Nevada-Semipalatinsk), born in Alma-Ata, Kazakh ASSR, Soviet Union [1]
  • May 21 Abdul Taib Mahmud, 4th Chief Minister of Sarawak (1981-2014) and 7th Governor of Sarawak (2014-), born in Miri, Kingdom of Sarawak
  • May 21 Ama Samy, Indian Jesuit priest, Zen teacher and disciple of Yamada Koun, born in Burma
  • May 21 Dipak Nandy, Indian born British academic and founder of the Runnymead Trust, born in Calcutta, India
  • May 22 George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (helped invent LCD displays), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • May 22 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • May 23 Douglas John Gorman, British businessman (Chairman of CMG (Computer Management Group)), born in Woolwich, England (d. 1995)
  • May 27 Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff
  • May 27 Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party
  • May 27 Marcel Masse, Canadian politician
  • May 28 Claude Forget, French Canadian politician
  • May 28 Frank Orr, Canadian sports author and journalist (Hockey Hall of Fame; Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award; Toronto Star), born in Hillsburgh, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • May 31 Zevulun Hammer, Israeli politician, minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel (1996-98), born in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1998)
  • Jun 3 David Nicholls, English Anglican priest, theologian and political theorist, born in Woking, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 3 Larry McMurtry, American Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (Lonesome Dove), and Academy Award-winning scriptwriter (Brokeback Mountain), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Jun 3 Philip Attenborough, English publisher (Hodder & Stoughton), born in Chislehurst, England (d. 2006)
  • Jun 4 David Lyon, CEO (Bowater), born in London
  • Jun 6 Richard Green, American sexologist, lawyer, and author who advocated for gay and transsexual rights, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jun 8 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1982), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • Jun 10 Graham Carleton Greene, British publisher (Jonathon Cape), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Jun 11 Bryan Ingham, English artist, born in Preston, Lancashire (d. 1997)
  • Jun 12 Bill Zeliff, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire (1991-97), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jun 14 Irmelin Sandman Lilius, Swedish-Finnish writer, born in Helsinki
  • Jun 15 William Joseph Levada, American Catholic prelate
  • Jun 16 August Willemsen, Dutch poet and translator
  • Jun 18 Ian Spurling, Australian born ballet designer (The Royal Ballet), born in South Australia (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Ronald Venetian, President of Suriname (1991-96, 2000-2010), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Jun 23 Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
  • Jun 25 B. J. Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia (1998-99) who liberalized Indonesia's press and political party laws, born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, Dutch East Indies (d. 2019)
  • Jun 25 Paul Nowee, Dutch writer of children's and youth books. (Eagle's Eye), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Jun 26 Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, born in Glasgow
  • Jun 27 John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general (NATO), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2011)
  • Jun 27 Lucille Clifton, American poet (Two-Headed Woman), born in Depew, New York (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Gisela Kraft, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Major R. Owens, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), born in Collierville, Tennessee (d. 2013)
  • Jun 29 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), born in Kamembe, Rwanda (d. 2016)
  • Jun 30 Tom Frost, American rock climber (founder gear & apparel company Patagonia), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • Jul 2 Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Anthony Lester, British barrister and Member of the House of Lords
  • Jul 5 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist (Nobel 1996), born in Minnigaff, Scotland
  • Jul 9 June Jordan, Caribbean-American playwright and poet (His Own Where), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jul 10 Barbara B. Kennelly, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 14 Robert F. Overmyer, American USMC Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-5; STS-51-B), born in Lorain, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Jul 15 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Jul 19 Connie Kurtz, American Gay Rights advocate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jul 20 Barbara Mikulski, American politician (Rep-D-MD, 1977-87, Senator-D-MD, 1986-2017), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Anthony KennedyAnthony Kennedy (86 years old)

Jul 23 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988-2018), born in Sacramento, California

  • Jul 24 Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
  • Jul 25 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect (winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize 2002), born in London
  • Jul 27 J. Robert Hooper, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • Jul 29 Elizabeth Dole, American attorney and politician (Senator (R) North Carolina 2003-9, Secretary of Transportation (1983-87), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Jul 30 Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, daughter of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess María Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, born in Cannes, French Third Republic
  • Jul 30 John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
  • Aug 1 Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, born in Oran, French Algeria (d. 2008)
  • Aug 2 Christopher Hogg, British industrialist and CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
  • Aug 7 Richard L. Tierney, American sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr), born in Spencer, Iowa
  • Aug 10 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
  • Aug 11 D V Day, Principal (St John's College, Durham U)
  • Aug 11 J L Thompson, Bishop (Bath & Wells)
  • Aug 12 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
  • Aug 12 Hans Haacke, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Aug 12 John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
  • Aug 17 Margaret Hamilton, American computer scientist, systems engineer (MIT), and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient (2016, for her work with NASA's Apollo missions), born in Paoli, Indiana
  • Aug 20 Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist (Nobel Prize 2000 - discovery and development of conductive polymers), born in Tokyo
  • Aug 21 Mart Crowley, American playwright (Boys in the Band), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Aug 21 Radish Tordia, Georgian painter of Figurative Art, born in Abasha, Georgia
  • Aug 22 Anne Downey, British circuit judge
  • Aug 23 Henry Lee Lucas, American drifter and serial killer, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 2001)
  • Aug 24 A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • Aug 24 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • Aug 24 William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Aug 25 Max Beauvoir, Haiti Chief Voodoo Priest, born in Haiti (d. 2015)
  • Aug 27 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • Aug 28 Harry McLevy, Scottish trade unionist, born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1995)

John McCainJohn McCain (1936-2018)

Aug 29 American war hero and Republican politician (Rep-Arizona, 1983-2018, Presidential nominee 2008), born in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone

  • Aug 30 Fabrizia Ramondino, Italian author, born in Naples, Italy (d. 2008)
  • Aug 31 Marva Nettles Collins, American educator (West Side Preparatory School), born in Monroeville, Alabama (d. 2015)

Andrew GroveAndrew Grove (1936-2016)

Sep 2 Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry, one of the founders and CEO of Intel, and philanthropist, born in Budapest, Hungary

  • Sep 2 Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of US Senator from Massachusetts, Ted
  • Sep 3 John Olver, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 3 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011), born in Hammam Sousse, French Tunisia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 5 Alcee Hastings, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • Sep 5 John C. Danforth, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 5 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 7 Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician, born in Lefkada, Greece
  • Sep 13 Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-fascist activist, born in Caserta, Italy
  • Sep 14 Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Whiting, Indiana
  • Sep 14 Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician, born in Rødøy, Norway (d. 2011)

About 1936

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 24, 1936 - Feb 10, 1937),
Pig (Feb 4, 1935 - Jan 23, 1936)