Birthdays in History in 1941

About 1941

How Old? 76 or 77 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Snake (Jan 27 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 243

  • Jan 4 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 7 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
  • Jan 7 Frederick Drew Gregory, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jan 8 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  • Jan 9 Gilles Vaillancourt, Quebec politician
  • Jan 12 Jaime B Fuster, (Rep-D-PR, 1985- )
  • Jan 13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • Jan 14 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman
  • Jan 19 Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)

Person of interestDick Cheney

Jan 30 Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • Jan 30 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • Jan 31 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • Jan 31 Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • Jan 31 Eugène Terre'Blanche, South African white supremacist and leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, born in Ventersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Feb 1 Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral

  • Feb 1 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • Feb 3 Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
  • Feb 5 Stephen J Cannell, producer (Rockford Files)
  • Feb 5 Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Feb 7 Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
  • Feb 11 Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
  • Feb 11 Jeremy Mackenzie, general
  • Feb 12 Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
  • Feb 13 Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
  • Feb 13 Sigmar Polke, German painter
  • Feb 14 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
  • Feb 14 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • Feb 19 Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
  • Feb 21 Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner
  • Feb 22 Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician
  • Feb 23 Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal (George Watson's College)
  • Feb 25 Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
  • Feb 27 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), born in New Delhi, British Raj
  • Feb 27 Andrew "Sandy" Wilson, Royal Air Force officer (1962–1995)
  • Feb 28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • Mar 1 Michael L Lampton, Williamsport Pa, astronaut
  • Mar 2 David Satcher, Amdniral and 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2001), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Mar 6 Ann Winterton, British MP
  • Mar 9 Ger van Elk, Dutch sculptor, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • Mar 9 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, born in Mesa, Arizona (d. 1976)

  • Mar 10 George Smith, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Mar 13 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer, born in al-Birwa, Galilee (d. 2008)
  • Mar 16 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician
  • Mar 18 Wolfgang Bauer, writer
  • Mar 18 John W. Derr, American politician
  • Mar 19 Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
  • Mar 21 Dirk D Frimout, Belgian cosmonaut
  • Mar 22 Billy Collins, American poet
  • Mar 23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • Mar 25 Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • Mar 26 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
  • Mar 26 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
  • Mar 27 Charles Pashayan Jr., U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Fresno, California
  • Mar 27 Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia (2004-14), born in Poltár, Slovak Republic
  • Mar 30 Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Association)
  • Mar 30 Robert C Smith, (Rep-R-NH, 1985- )
  • Mar 30 Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • Mar 30 Robert "Bob" Smith, American politician, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 5 Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler (Fairport Convention), born in New Malden, Surrey (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Hans W Geissendorfer, Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof)
  • Apr 8 Dame Vivienne Westwood, Tintwistle England, English fashion designer
  • Apr 10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • Apr 11 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, American astronaut (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26), born in Long Beach, California
  • Apr 11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist (Pulitzer 1980), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Apr 13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • Apr 14 Anatoli Pavlocich Fyodorov, cosmonaut
  • Apr 15 Roman Balayan, Ukrainian-Armenian director (Filer, Biryuk), born in Nerkin Horatagh, Nagorno-Karabakh AO, Azerbaijan
  • Apr 15 Howard L Berman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Apr 16 Cliff Stearns, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Apr 17 Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director (Royal Court Theatre)
  • Apr 19 Michel Roux, chef de cuisine
  • Apr 20 Joni Evans, American publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 David Lyle Boren, American politician, Governor and Senator from Oklahoma, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 Hal Daub, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska, born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Apr 23 Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland (1995-2003), born in Turtola, Finland
  • Apr 23 Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), born in Amsterdam , New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 25 Lawrence J. Smith, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Florida (1983-93), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 25 Princess Muna al-Hussein, mother of King Abdullah II of Jordan, born in Chelmondiston, Suffolk, England
  • Apr 27 Jennings Michael Burch, American writer (They Cage the Animals at Night), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 28 K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Apr 28 Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
  • Apr 29 Jonah Barrington, British World champion squash player (1966-73)
  • Apr 30 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana, Malo, Azteca), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
  • May 2 Jules Wijdenbosch, Surinamese politician, President of Suriname (1996-2000), born in Paramaribo, Surinam
  • May 3 Edward Malloy, 16th president of the University of Notre Dame, born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 4 George Will, American political analyst (Night Line), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • May 6 Fred J Eckert, (Rep-D-NY, 1985-87)
  • May 8 James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • May 8 John Fred [Gourrier], American performer (Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • May 9 Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
  • May 10 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)

Person of interestAldrich Ames

May 16 Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union, born in River Falls, Wisconsin

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames
Soviet Union Spy
Aldrich Ames
  • May 17 Ben Nelson. American politician
  • May 18 M S Longair, astronomer
  • May 19 Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist
  • May 19 Jimmy Hoffa Jr, son of Jimmy Hoffa/Teamster union leader
  • May 20 Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )
  • May 21 Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
  • May 22 Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician
  • May 24 Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)
  • May 24 Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • May 26 Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
  • May 26 John Kaufman, sculptor
  • May 27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • May 28 Guntram Vesper, writer
  • May 29 Douglas Scott, mountaineer
  • May 31 June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)
  • May 31 Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jun 2 Oda Mayumi, resident artist (Green Gulch Zen Center), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • Jun 5 Jeffrey Rooker, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 6 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, born in Scotland (d. 2012)
  • Jun 7 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, born in Wells (d. 1972)
  • Jun 8 Joop van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Bartlehiem, Netherlands
  • Jun 9 Peter Wilson, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Jun 12 Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 14 John Edgar Widerman, US writer
  • Jun 16 Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist
  • Jun 19 Václav Klaus, Czech politician and former president
  • Jun 19 Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court justice and jurist
  • Jun 20 Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)
  • Jun 23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • Jun 23 Richard M. Richie Roberts, American former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Jun 24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • Jun 26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist (L'enfirouapé), born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
  • Jun 27 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Jun 28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Kwame Toure [Stokely Carmichael], American activist (Black Power movement), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1998)
  • Jul 1 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Jul 1 Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal)
  • Jul 3 Gloria Allred, American feminist and civil rights attorney, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 3 Wylie Walker Vale, Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 4 Brian Willson, American peace activist, born in New York
  • Jul 4 Sergio Oliva, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2012)
  • Jul 5 Barbara Frischmuth, writer
  • Jul 7 Michael Howard, British politician
  • Jul 9 James Scott, director (Strike it Rich)
  • Jul 9 Scotty Baesler, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jul 10 Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30), born in Komarovka, Belarus
  • Jul 10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jul 14 Tatyana Dmitryevna Kuznetsova, cosmonaut
  • Jul 14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • Jul 14 Andreas Khol, Austrian politician
  • Jul 16 George Young, Baron Young of Cookham, British minister of housing & planning, born in Oxford, England
  • Jul 16 Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 16 Jan Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Oostwold, Netherlands
  • Jul 19 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Jul 19 Jerry Huckaby, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Hodge, Jackson Parish Louisiana
  • Jul 19 Neelie Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD) and Minister of Traffic, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Jul 20 Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
  • Jul 21 Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 23 Sergio Mattarella, Italian politician and President of Italy (2015-), born in Palermo, Italy
  • Jul 25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer and photographer, born in London

Person of interestEmmett Till

Jul 25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • Jul 30 Count Desmond [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
  • Jul 31 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, born in Surat, India (d. 2004)
  • Aug 1 Ronald Harmon Brown, American politician (Democratic Party), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • Aug 4 Ted Strickland, American politician, Governor of Ohio (2007-2011), born in Lucasville, Ohio
  • Aug 5 Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)
  • Aug 6 Lyle Berman, American poker player
  • Aug 7 Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)
  • Aug 11 Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)
  • Aug 12 Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
  • Aug 15 Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 17 Ibrahim Babangida, Nigerian Head of State (1985–1993), born in Northern Region, British Nigeria
  • Aug 20 William H Gray III, Baton Rouge La, (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 20 Robin Oakley, British journalist

Person of interestSlobodan Milosevic

Aug 20 Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia (1991-97) and Yugoslavia (1997-2000), born in Pozarevac

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • Aug 22 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, born in Wels (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (online shopping), born in Brocket Hall, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 25 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1996)
  • Aug 26 Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)
  • Aug 27 Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
  • Aug 31 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • Aug 31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • Sep 3 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer, born in Ufa, Republic of Bashkiria (d. 1990)
  • Sep 4 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sep 4 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician, Minister of Home Affairs (2012-14), born in Solapur, India
  • Sep 6 Willibrord Frequin, Dutch TV reporter, born in Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Mogoboya Noko Nelson Ramodike, South African politician in Lebowa (d. 2012)

Person of interestBernie Sanders

Sep 8 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Sep 9 Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Sep 9 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 10 Pyotr I Klimuk, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)

Person of interestStephen Jay Gould

Sep 10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • Sep 10 Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
  • Sep 13 Tadao Ando, Japanese self-taught architect, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 13 Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Turkish politician (10th President of Turkey), born in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
  • Sep 15 Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish cosmonaut (Soyuz 30), born in Lipniki, Reichskommissariat Ukraine, German-occupied Poland
  • Sep 16 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • Sep 17 Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • Sep 18 Clive Burton, neuropathologist (d. 1996)
  • Sep 19 Umberto Bossi, Italian politician (leader of the Northern League), born in Cassano Magnago, Italy
  • Sep 20 Dale Chihuly, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 20 John A Wismont Jr, California, watercolor painter (over 50,000)
  • Sep 21 R. James Woolsey, Jr., American lawyer and director of Central Intelligence Agency, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 22 Jeremiah Wright, American pastor
  • Sep 27 Serge Ménard, Québécois politician