On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1938 (Part 2)

  • Sep 13 Judith Martin, American author, journalist and columnist (Miss Manners), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 17 Alec Broers, British electrical engineer and master (Churchill College Cambridge), born in Calcutta, India
  • Sep 20 George J. Hochbrueckner, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in Queens, New York
  • Sep 22 Sol Amarfio, Ghanaian musician (Osibisa)
  • Sep 26 Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian politician (40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • Sep 26 Michael V. Love, American test pilot (X-24) (d. 1976)
  • Sep 27 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
  • Sep 29 Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)
  • Sep 29 Wim Kok, NVV/FNV-chairman/Dutch soc-dem party-premier (1994- )
  • Sep 30 Salvatore Michael Caruana, Mass, criminal (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Oct 2 Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), born in Australia (d. 1996)
  • Oct 3 Dave Obey, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin), born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma
  • Oct 3 Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peruvian economist and 66th President of Peru (2016-present), born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 4 Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 5 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist (wife of John Kerry), born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa
  • Oct 6 Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder

  • Oct 8 Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, born in Canning, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 9 Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician (11th President of Austria), born in Graz, Austria
  • Oct 10 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist and director (Weevers' Duin) (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 Toby Roth, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin), born in Strasburg, North Dakota
  • Oct 10 Daidō Moriyama, Japanese photographer, born in Ikeda, Osaka
  • Oct 13 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • Oct 14 John Dean, American attorney and former White House counsel (Watergate figure), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 14 Farah Pahlavi, Queen consort of Iran (1959-61), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Oct 16 Carl Gunter Jr, Louisiana State Representative (d. 1999)

Person of interestEvel Knievel

Oct 17 Robert "Evel" Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), born in Butte, Montana (d. 2007)

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Oct 19 Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader
  • Oct 20 Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (d. 2006)
  • Oct 23 John Heinz, American businessman and Republican politician (Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-1991), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Oct 26 Charles Stenholm, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1979-2005), born in Stamford, Texas
  • Oct 27 Maurice Hinchey, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 28 Anne Perry [Juliet Marion Hulme], English-born novelist, born in London, England

Person of interestEllen Johnson-Sirleaf

Oct 29 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006-2018) and the first elected female head of state in Africa, born in Monrovia, Liberia

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  • Nov 2 Patrick Buchanan, American conservative political commentator and politician, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 2 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, born in Driebergen, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Nov 2 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece

  • Nov 3 Pupi Avati, Italian director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati), born in Bologna, Italy
  • Nov 3 Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
  • Nov 6 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter, born in Ilişeşti , Suceava
  • Nov 8 John Asprey, British jeweller and multi-millionaire
  • Nov 8 Driss Basri, Moroccan politician (Interior Minister 1979-99), born in Settat, Morocco (d. 2007)
  • Nov 8 Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, born in Bendel State, Colonial Nigeria (d. 1976)
  • Nov 8 Dick Ritger, American ten-pin bowler (Tournament of Champions 1970, 79 runner-up; 20 career PBA Tour titles), born in River Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • Nov 9 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 12 Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician, President of Tanzania (1995-2005), born in Ndanda, Tanganyika (d. 2020)
  • Nov 13 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • Nov 16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Nov 17 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • Nov 22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • Nov 24 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • Nov 24 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • Nov 24 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • Nov 25 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher
  • Nov 26 Porter Goss, American politician (Rep-R-Florida) and 1st Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Nov 26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Dec 3 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner
  • Dec 4 Andre Marrou, American Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992), born in Nixon, Texas
  • Dec 4 Lynn Blessing, vibes player (d. 1994)
  • Dec 9 Rina Venter, South African Minister of National Health and Population Development (1989-94)
  • Dec 14 Leonardo Boff, Brazilian Catholic theologian (liberation theology) and writer, born in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Dec 15 Dennis RB Madide, South African Internal minister of Transkei

Person of interestJimmie Lee Jackson

Dec 16 Jimmie Lee Jackson, American civil rights protester and church deacon, shot and killed by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965, born in Marion, Alabama (d. 1965)

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Dec 22 Lucien Bouchard, French-Canadian lawyer & politician, born in Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Quebec
  • Dec 23 Bob Kahn, American internet pioneer, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 24 Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • Dec 25 Duane Armstrong, American painter (Fields of Grass), born in Fresno, California
  • Dec 28 Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
  • Dec 31 Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist