On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1942 (Part 2)

  • Aug 22 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), born in Kırşehir, Turkey (d. 1993)
  • 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 24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist (The Finkler Question) and newspaper columnist, born in Manchester, England
  • Aug 25 Nathan Deal, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Georgia), born in Millen, Georgia
  • Aug 26 John E Blaha, 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 Trias, philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Sep 1 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • Sep 4 Bob Filner, American politician (Rep-D-California 1992-2012; Mayor of San Diego, 2012-13), born in Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 4 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and a world expert on Achaemenid archaeology, born in Shiraz, Iran (d. 2006)
  • Sep 5 Werner Herzog, German director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck), born in Munich, Germany

Person of interestRoy DeMeo

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

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • Sep 8 Ansen [Nancy Ann] Dibble, Dutch sci-fi author (Summerfair), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2006)

  • Sep 9 John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Sep 13 Hissène Habré, Dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau
  • 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)

Person of interestEmmerson Mnangagwa

Sep 15 Emmerson Mnangagwa "the crocodile", Zimbabwean politician (President 2017-), born in Zvishavane, South Rhodesia

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • 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, trade unionist
  • Sep 22 William C Nelson, rep/astronaut (STS 24)
  • 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 Administartor, 2021- )
  • 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 Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), born in Sibiu, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Oct 10 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 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, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
  • Oct 23 Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), born in Littlehampton, West Sussex (d. 2007) [1]

Person of interestMichael Crichton

Oct 23 Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

  • 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

Person of interestLarry Flynt

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

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Nov 2 Shere Hite [Shirley Diana Gregory], American-German sex therapist (Hite Report), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • Nov 8 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 9 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer and multi-millionaire

Person of interestRobert F. Engle

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

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle
  • Nov 10 Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss politician (President of Switzerland 2009) and Member of the Swiss Federal Council (2004-10), born in Herisau, Switzerland
  • Nov 17 Khang Khek Leu 'Comrade Dutch', Cambodian Khmer Rouge figure convicted of crimes against humanity, born in Choyaot village, Cambodia (d. 2020)

Person of interestCalvin Klein

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

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • Nov 19 Gary L Ackerman, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • Nov 19 Sharon Olds, American poet

Person of interestJoe Biden

Nov 20 Joe Biden, American politician (Vice President: 2009-2017), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • 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, press secretary to George H. W. Bush
  • 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 magazine editor
  • 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

Person of interestMuhammadu Buhari

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

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Dec 18 William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
  • Dec 19 Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), born in Marseille, France (d. 1995)

Person of interestHu Jintao

Dec 21 Hu Jintao, 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

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