Birthdays in History in 1938

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 278

  • Jan 1 Bill Emerson, (Rep-R-MO, 1981- )
  • Jan 1 Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)
  • Jan 1 Fuad Masum, 7th President of Iraq (2014-present), born in Koya, Iraq
  • Jan 2 Ian Brady [Ian Duncan Stewart], British serial killer (Moors Murders), born in Glasgow (d. 2017)
  • Jan 2 Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author

Person of interestJuan Carlos I

Jan 5 Juan Carlos I [Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias], King of Spain (1975-2014), born in Rome, Italy

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • Jan 5 Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr
  • Jan 5 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer
  • Jan 6 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria
  • Jan 6 Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
  • Jan 7 Jasperina de Jong, Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat)
  • Jan 7 Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  • Jan 10 Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • Jan 10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist
  • Jan 11 Fischer S Black Jr, financial theorist
  • Jan 11 Michael Fenn, docker/socialist
  • Jan 11 Arthur Scargill, Socialist Labour Party (UK) leader
  • Jan 13 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 2015)
  • Jan 17 John Bellairs, American sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
  • Jan 17 Tabaré Vázque, Uruguayan politician and President of Uruguay (2015-present), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jan 19 Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
  • Jan 21 Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disk jockey (Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jan 22 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, born in Chicago (d. 2016)
  • Jan 23 Anatoly Marchenko, Siberia, Soviet dissident
  • Jan 25 Betico Croes, Arubian politician (Status Aparte)
  • Jan 25 Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25 Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese creator of anime
  • Jan 26 Margaret Daly, British MEP
  • Jan 27 Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight
  • Jan 30 Marcel P. A. van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
  • Jan 30 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
  • Jan 31 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, former Queen of the Netherlands (1980-2013), born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)
  • Feb 3 Vladimir Grigoryevich Fartushny, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 3 Randolfe "Randy" Wicker [Charles Gervin Hayden Jr.], American author, LGBT and pro-cloning activist and blogger, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 4 Donald W Riegle Jr, (Sen-D-MI, 1976- )
  • Feb 7 S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
  • Feb 12 Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
  • Feb 15 Jack Tinker, British drama critic (d.1996)
  • Feb 15 Lord Justice Ward, British judge
  • Feb 17 Mary Frances Berry, educator/head (US Commission on Civil Rights)
  • Feb 18 Elke Erb, German writer, born in Scherbach
  • Feb 20 Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
  • Feb 21 Beryl F Anthony Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1979- )
  • Feb 22 Ishmael Reed, American author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
  • Feb 22 Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician (d. 1995)
  • Feb 24 Kathleen Richardson, president (Methodist Conference)
  • Feb 26 Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (d. 1957)
  • Feb 28 Martin Olav Sabo, (Rep-D-MN, 1979- )
  • Mar 1 Michael J[oseph] Kurland, American sci-fi author (Infernal Device)

  • Mar 2 Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 2 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • Mar 4 Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
  • Mar 4 Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish diplomat and researcher
  • Mar 5 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Mar 6 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • Mar 7 David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 11 Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
  • Mar 12 Karl Soderlund, Duluth Minn, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael
  • Mar 12 Norman Hogg, British MP
  • Mar 13 Patricia W Amicone, educator/midwife
  • Mar 18 Kenny Lynch, British entertainer, born in London
  • Mar 20 Frans J. van der Heijden, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Mar 20 Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist
  • Mar 21 Wilf Corrigan, English/US electronic manufacturer (LSI Logic)
  • Mar 23 Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
  • Mar 23 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • Mar 24 David Irving, British historian
  • Mar 26 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 27 A J Bellingham, British haematologist and president (Royal College of Pathologists)
  • Mar 27 Jock Slater, British Admiral, First Sea Lord (1995-1998)
  • Mar 29 Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • Mar 30 Martin Dunne, Lord-Lt (Warwickshire)
  • Mar 31 Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Mar 31 David Steel, Scottish politician
  • Apr 2 John Larsson, Swedish writer and 17th General of The Salvation Army, born in Sweden
  • Apr 4 Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
  • Apr 5 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), born in South Bank, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2004)

Person of interestJerry Brown

Apr 7 Jerry Brown, Governor of California (D-1975-83, 2011-), born in San Francisco, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Apr 8 Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), born in Comassie, Gold Coast
  • Apr 9 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician
  • Apr 11 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2007)
  • Apr 13 John Weston, British diplomat, representative for NATO (1992-95) and UN (1995-98)
  • Apr 14 Gloria [Dean] Randle Scott, American educator/pres (Beaumont College)
  • Apr 15 Carles Marsden, professor (neurology)
  • Apr 15 Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
  • Apr 16 Michael Hirst, chief constable (Leicestershire England)
  • Apr 16 Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
  • Apr 17 David Dilks, vice-chancellor (Hull U)
  • Apr 17 K M P O'Brien, archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh)
  • Apr 17 Ben Barnes, American politician
  • Apr 17 Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism
  • Apr 18 Andreas J "Cat" Liebenberg, supreme commander (South African army)
  • Apr 22 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • Apr 23 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker, born in Yeovil, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Apr 23 Steve Symms, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Apr 25 Ton Schulten, Dutch painter (landscapes using bright blocks of colour), born in Ootmarsum, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Apr 25 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Apr 26 Willie Wood, Scottish bowls player, born in Haddington, East Lothian
  • Apr 27 Earl Anthony, American professional bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2001)
  • Apr 28 Beverly F Albert, architect
  • Apr 29 Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, American fraudster and financier (commited largest fraud in US history, born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 30 Larry [Van Cott] Niven, American sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star)
  • May 2 Moshoeshoe II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), born in Morija, Lesotho (d. 1996)
  • May 4 William J. Bennett, American politician, U.S. Secretary of Education (1985-88), born in NYC, New York
  • May 4 Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer and political activist, born in Mexico City
  • May 5 Jerzy Skolimowski, director (Hands Up, Deep End), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • May 6 Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician
  • May 6 Larry Gogan, Irish radio personality
  • May 8 Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran
  • May 8 Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), born in Val-de-Marne, French (d. 2012)
  • May 9 Geoffrey Holland, civil servant
  • May 9 Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
  • May 12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident
  • May 13 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • May 13 Giuliano Amato, Italian politician
  • May 15 Lenny Welch, Asbury Park NJ, (Breaking up is Hard to Do)

Person of interestIvan Sutherland

May 16 Ivan Sutherland, American computer scientist (Sketchpad), born in Hastings, Nebraska

Computer Scientist Ivan Sutherland
Computer Scientist
Ivan Sutherland
  • May 17 Trinus Riemersma, Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)
  • May 18 Janet Fish, Boston USA, American realist artist
  • May 19 James H Bilbray, (Rep-D-Nevada)
  • May 19 Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader (d. 1989)
  • May 20 Alan Smithers, British professor
  • May 21 Urs Widmer, Swiss writer, born in Basel (d. 2014)
  • May 23 John R Miller, (Rep-R-WA, 1985- )
  • May 23 Peter Preston, editor (Guardian)
  • May 24 David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • May 25 Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
  • May 26 Pauline Parker, New-Zealandic murderess
  • May 26 Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • May 30 Wilfried de Pree, Dutch politician and theologian (PvdA)/theologist
  • May 31 John Prescott, British Labour MP
  • May 31 Peter Yarrow, American (Peter, Paul & Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Frits Wols, [Eugene W Wong Loi Sing], Suriname, Secretary-General (UNESCO)
  • Jun 5 Marion Chapman, smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g)
  • Jun 6 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne
  • Jun 7 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, agent
  • Jun 9 Jeremy Hardie, CEO (W H Smith Group)
  • Jun 9 Peter Sanders, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality)
  • Jun 9 Roger Hurn, CEO (Smith's Industries)
  • Jun 13 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
  • Jun 16 Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)
  • Jun 16 Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
  • Jun 18 Joop Worrell, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Jun 18 Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 19 Charles Gwathmey, architect (5 Architects)
  • Jun 19 John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • Jun 21 Dan Burton, (Rep-R-IN, 1983- )
  • Jun 24 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • Jun 26 Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88)
  • Jun 26 Gerald North, American climatologist
  • Jun 27 Bruce E Babbitt, (Gov-D-AZ)/secretary of interior
  • Jun 28 Leon E Panetta, (Rep-D-CA, 1977- )
  • Jun 28 Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (d. 2001)
  • Jul 8 Marian Ackerman, women's rights advocacy administrator
  • Jul 10 Paul Andreu, French architect
  • Jul 12 Eiko Ishioka, Costume Designer (Academy Award, Bram Stoker’s Dracula), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2012)
  • Jul 14 Jerry Rubin, activist (Chicago 7)/stockbroker
  • Jul 15 Carmen Callil, publisher
  • Jul 16 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers) (d. 2003)
  • Jul 19 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
  • Jul 19 Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)
  • Jul 20 Jo Ann Campbell, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 21 Janet Reno, first woman US Attorney General (1993-2001), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2016)
  • Jul 21 Les Aspin, (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93)/Minister of Defense (1993-94)
  • Jul 23 Charles Harrelson, American organized crime figure, born in Lovelady, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Jul 24 Colin Southgate, CEO (Thorn EMI)
  • Jul 24 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • Jul 26 Keith Peters, physician
  • Jul 27 Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (d. 2008)
  • Jul 28 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

Person of interestAlberto Fujimori

Jul 28 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru (1990-2000), born in Lima, Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • Jul 29 Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
  • Jul 30 Hervé de Charette, French politician
  • Aug 2 Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician
  • Aug 4 Ellen Schrecker, American college professor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 7 Helen Caldicott, Australian physician/anti-war activist, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Aug 9 Leonid Kuchma, 2nd President of Ukraine (1994-2005) and 2nd Prime Minister of Ukraine (1992-93), born in Chaikyne, Ukraine
  • Aug 11 Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher
  • Aug 11 Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist
  • Aug 12 Anthony Joliffe, mayor of London
  • Aug 12 Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian Mayor of Quebec
  • Aug 14 Niara Sudarkasa [Gloria M Clark], educator and anthropologist (Lincoln College), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aug 14 Stuart McKinnon, high court judge
  • Aug 15 Maxine Waters, American politician (Rep-D-California), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 15 Stephen Breyer, American lawyer and Justice of the Supreme Court, born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 15 Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish sci-fi author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1985)
  • Aug 16 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 17 Abu Bakar Bashir, Indonesian Muslim cleric
  • Aug 17 Theodoros Pangalos, Greek politician
  • Aug 18 Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality (KCRW), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 Jean-Loup Jaques Marie Chretien, French cosmonaut (T-6, TM-7, STS 86)
  • Aug 20 Alain Vivien, French politician
  • Aug 22 Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
  • Aug 24 Halldór Blöndal, Icelandic politician
  • Aug 25 Frederick Forsyth, British author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File), born in Ashford, Kent, England

Person of interestPaul Martin

Aug 28 Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 2003-06), born in Windsor, Ontario

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin