Historical Figures Born in 1942 (Part 2)

  • Aug 22 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), born in Kırşehir, Turkey (d. 1993)
  • Aug 24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist (The Finkler Question) and newspaper columnist, born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 24 Karen Uhlenbeck, American mathematician and founder of modern geometric analysis (Abel Prize), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 24 Max Cleland, American politician (U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1997-2003), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 25 Nathan Deal, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Georgia), born in Millen, Georgia
  • Aug 26 John E. Blaha, American USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 27 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • Aug 29 John Heuser, American electron microscopist, born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 30 Jonathan Aitken, English politician (Conservative MP), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 31 Eugenio Trías Sagnier, Spanish philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Sep 1 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • Sep 4 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and a world expert on Achaemenid archaeology, born in Shiraz, Iran (d. 2006)
  • Sep 4 Bob Filner, American politician (Rep-D-California 1992-2012; Mayor of San Diego, 2012-13), born in Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 5 Werner Herzog, German director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck), born in Munich, Germany

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo (1942-1983)

Sep 7 American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Sep 8 Ansen [Nancy Ann] Dibble, Dutch sci-fi author (Summerfair), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2006)
  • Sep 9 John Linder, American politician (Rep-R-Georgia 1993-2011), born in Deer River, Minnesota
  • Sep 14 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer (Grace Notes), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 15 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, American sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania), born in Berkeley, California

Emmerson MnangagwaEmmerson Mnangagwa (80 years old)

Sep 15 Zimbabwean politician (President 2017-), born in Zvishavane, South Rhodesia

  • Sep 17 Robert Graysmith, American Zodiac killer researcher and author, born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Sep 18 Koos van den Berg, Dutch politician (SGP), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Sep 20 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician (41st Mayor of Montreal), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Sep 21 Ann Elder, American comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 22 Dick Pickering, British trade unionist, born in Manchester, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 23 Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician
  • Sep 27 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures, England
  • Sep 29 Bill Nelson, American astronaut (STS 61C), attorney,and politician (U.S. Representative (D) Florida, 1979-1999; U.S. Senate (D) Florida, 2001-19; NASA Administrator, 2021- ), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 4 Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
  • Oct 9 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Oct 10 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1992)
  • Oct 10 Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), born in Sibiu, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Oct 11 Vic Fazio, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • Oct 15 Jim Leach, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Oct 18 Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  • Oct 19 Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • Oct 21 Les AuCoin, American politician (Rep-D-OR, 1975-93), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 23 Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), born in Littlehampton, West Sussex (d. 2007) [1]

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton (1942-2008)

Oct 23 American novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker) and filmmaker (Jurassic Park, ER), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Oct 26 John P "Jannie" Roux, South African secretary to Presidents Botha and De Klerk
  • Nov 1 John Spratt, American politician (Rep-D-SC, 1983-2011), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt (1942-2021)

Nov 1 American magazine publisher (Hustler), born in Lakeville, Kentucky

  • Nov 2 Shere Hite [Shirley Diana Gregory], American-German sex therapist (Hite Report), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • Nov 4 Patricia Bath, American ophthalmologist (invented laser cataract surgery), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • Nov 9 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer and multi-millionaire
  • Nov 10 Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss politician (President of Switzerland 2009) and Member of the Swiss Federal Council (2004-10), born in Herisau, Switzerland

Robert F. EngleRobert F. Engle (80 years old)

Nov 10 American economist (Nobel 2003 - for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH)), born in Syracuse, New York

  • Nov 17 Khang Khek Leu 'Comrade Dutch', Cambodian Khmer Rouge figure convicted of crimes against humanity, born in Choyaot village, Cambodia (d. 2020)

Calvin KleinCalvin Klein (80 years old)

Nov 19 American fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

  • Nov 19 Gary Ackerman, American politician(Rep-D-NY, 1983-2013), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 19 Sharon Olds, American poet (The Dead and the Living), born in San Francisco, California

Joe BidenJoe Biden (80 years old)

Nov 20 American democratic politician, 46th US President (2021-), Vice President (2009-17) and Senator (1973-2009), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

  • Nov 20 Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop, born in Mosul, Iraq (d. 2008)
  • Nov 21 Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • Nov 22 Guion Bluford, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 24 Marlin Fitzwater, American journalist and press secretary to US Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, born in Salina, Kansas
  • Nov 25 Rosa Von Praunheim [Holger Mischwitzky], Riga Latvia, dir (Affengeil)
  • Nov 28 Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
  • Nov 29 Maggie Thompson, American librarian and magazine editor (Comics Buyer's Guide)
  • Dec 1 John Clauser, American physicist (Nobel Prize 2022 for experiments with entangled photons), born in Pasadena, California [1]
  • Dec 1 John Crowley, American sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • Dec 1 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 3 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • Dec 6 Peter Handke, Austrian writer (A Sorrow Beyond Dreams), 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, born in Griffen, Austria
  • Dec 8 Mario Savio, American political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Joe McGinniss, American author (The Selling of the President 1968), born in Rye, New York (d. 2014)
  • Dec 11 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)
  • Dec 13 Anna Eshoo, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • Dec 14 David Band, British banker (BZW) (d. 1996)
  • Dec 16 Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island

Muhammadu BuhariMuhammadu Buhari (80 years old)

Dec 17 Nigerian military leader and politician (President of Nigeria 2015-), born in Daura, Katsina State

  • Dec 19 Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), born in Marseille, France (d. 1995)
  • Dec 20 Héctor Pulido, Mexican football midfielder (43 caps; Cruz Azul, Club Jalisco AC), born in Numaran, Mexico (d. 2022)

Hu JintaoHu Jintao (80 years old)

Dec 21 General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (2002-12) and President of the People's Republic of China (2003-13), born in Taizhou, Jiangsu

  • Dec 25 Mani Kaul, director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha)
  • Dec 26 Gray Davis, former Governor of California
  • Dec 26 Vinicio Cerezo, President of Guatemala (1986-91), born in Guatemala City
  • Dec 28 Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • Dec 30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident