Birthdays in History in 1943

About 1943

How Old? 74 or 75 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Jan 1 - Feb 3), Goat/Sheep (Feb 4 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 271

  • Jan 1 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • Jan 1 Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska

Person of interestDoris Kearns Goodwin

Jan 4 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and writer (Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

Writer and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Writer and Historian
Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Jan 6 Osvaldo Soriano, writer
  • Jan 6 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
  • Jan 7 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot
  • Jan 7 Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
  • Jan 9 Robert Drewe, Australian author
  • Jan 9 Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Jan 14 Shannon Lucid, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jan 17 Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
  • Jan 17 René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001, 2006-2011), born in Port-au-Prince (d. 2017)
  • Jan 18 Kay Granger, American politician
  • Jan 19 Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
  • Jan 20 Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn, Dutch Provo politician
  • Jan 22 H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )

  • Jan 23 William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
  • Jan 26 Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
  • Jan 27 A H Harper, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Jan 29 Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
  • Feb 1 Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
  • Feb 4 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • Feb 4 Ken Thompson, American computer scientist

Person of interestNolan Bushnell

Feb 5 Nolan Bushnell, American electrical engineer (founded Atari, created Pong), born in Clearfield, Utah

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Nolan Bushnell
  • Feb 8 Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University

Person of interestJoseph Stiglitz

Feb 9 Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and Nobel laureate (asymmetric information), born in Gary, Indiana

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
Joseph Stiglitz
  • Feb 11 Iain Cameron, British brigadier
  • Feb 13 Friedrich Christian Delius, German writer, born in Rome
  • Feb 13 Leo Frankowski, American sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord)
  • Feb 14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Feb 16 J D Moore, headmaster (St Dunstan's College)
  • Feb 16 James Beaton, British GC
  • Feb 18 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer (The Goodies), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Feb 19 Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
  • Feb 19 Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • Feb 20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • Feb 20 Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice
  • Feb 21 Roberto Faenza, director (Cop Killers, Corrupt)
  • Feb 22 David E Skaggs, (Rep-D-Colorado)
  • Feb 22 Horst Köhler, President of Germany
  • Feb 24 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer

  • Feb 24 Terry Semel, American business executive

Person of interestSally Jessy Raphael

Feb 25 Sally Jessy Raphael, American TV talk show host (Sally), born in Easton, Pennsylvania

TV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy Raphael
TV Talk Show Host
Sally Jessy Raphael
  • Feb 26 Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
  • Feb 26 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
  • Feb 28 Hans Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-98)
  • Mar 1 Franz Hohler, Swiss writer, born in Biel
  • Mar 1 Gil Amelio, American venture capitalist
  • Mar 1 Richard H. Price, American physicist
  • Mar 1 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • Mar 2 Gordon Black, English industrialist
  • Mar 2 Rosa DeLauro, (Rep-D-Connecticut)
  • Mar 2 Peter Straub, American author
  • Mar 9 Charles Gibson, American television journalist (Good Morning America), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Mar 15 David Cronenberg, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 16 Ursula Goodenough, American biologicst, Evolutionary Scholar, author and educator, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 19 Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist and 1995 Nobel laureate (Antarctic ozone hole), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mar 19 Mario Monti, Italian politician
  • Mar 20 Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer
  • Mar 20 Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
  • Mar 23 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
  • Mar 24 H Martin Lancaster, (Rep-D-NC)
  • Mar 26 Robert "Bob" Woodward, Geneva Illinois, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes)
  • Mar 27 Milton Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83-95), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Mar 27 Phil Frank, American cartoonist (Farley, The Elderberries comics), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)

Person of interestJohn Major

Mar 29 John Major, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1990-97), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • Apr 3 Doreen Tracey, British-born American performer (Mickey Mouse Club-Mouseketeer), born in St Pancras, London (d. 2018)
  • Apr 4 Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)
  • Apr 6 Harry Conroy, trade unionist
  • Apr 8 Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
  • Apr 8 Tony Banks, English politician (Labour)
  • Apr 8 William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
  • Apr 8 James Herbert, horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Apr 11 Egbert Dommering, Dutch lawyer
  • Apr 11 John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, British entrepreneur, politician and nobleman
  • Apr 13 Billy Kidd, American skier
  • Apr 14 Clarice Elaine Gaylord, director of research grants (EPA)
  • Apr 14 Yvonne Vriens-Auerbach, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Apr 15 Hugh Thompson Jr., American Vietnam War veteran who played a major role in ending the 1968 My Lai massacre, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2006)

Person of interestRobert Lefkowitz

Apr 15 Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Physician-scientist
Robert Lefkowitz
  • Apr 16 Ewald Vanvugt, author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love)
  • Apr 20 Ian Watson, British sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon), born in North Shields, England
  • Apr 22 Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate
  • Apr 23 Carmen von Thyssen, Baroness, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Apr 23 Herve Villechaize, French "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)
  • Apr 26 Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • Apr 28 John Oliver Creighton, Orange Tx, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 51G, 36, 48)

Person of interestIan Kershaw

Apr 29 Ian Kershaw, English historian (wrote seminal biographies of Adolf Hitler), born in Oldham, England

Historian Ian Kershaw
Historian
Ian Kershaw
  • Apr 30 Robert L Livingston, (Rep-R-Louisiana, 1977- )
  • Apr 30 Frederick Chiluba, former Zambian president (1991-2001)
  • May 3 John Costello, British military historian, born in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • May 4 Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter, born in Moscow
  • May 6 Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • May 7 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • May 10 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • May 10 Richard Darman, American economist
  • May 14 Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • May 14 Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover
  • May 14 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • May 16 Dan Coats, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
  • May 16 Jon Jost, director (All the Vermeers in NY)
  • May 20 Iain Vallance [Baron Vallance of Tummel], CEO (British Telecom)
  • May 20 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), born in Hereford (d. 2015)
  • May 22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • May 22 Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
  • May 23 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
  • May 23 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • May 25 Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
  • May 25 Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
  • May 28 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • May 29 Bob Edgar, (Rep-D-PA, 1975-87)

  • May 29 E Thomas Coleman, (Rep-R-MO, 1976- )
  • May 29 Terry Pavey, editor (TV Times)
  • May 29 Robert W. Edgar, Theologian and Politician, (d. 2013)
  • May 31 Richard Timothy George Mansfield Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  • Jun 2 John Lilipaly, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jun 2 Maarten B Engwirda, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (D66)
  • Jun 3 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, Born in Downpatrick (d. 2013)
  • Jun 4 Joyce Meyer, American religious leader
  • Jun 5 Ann Craft, researcher/writer
  • Jun 5 Matthew Lesko, American author
  • Jun 7 Mel Levine, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 7 Nikki Giovanni, American poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jun 8 William Calley Jr., American war criminal, convicted by court-martial of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 9 Charles Saatchi, English magnate (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Jun 9 Joe Haldeman, American sci-fi author (The Forever War), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 10 Simon Jenkins, editor (Times)

Person of interestHenry Hill

Jun 11 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Jun 14 F James Sensenbrenner, (Rep-R-Wisconsin)
  • Jun 14 W J [Billy] Tauzin, (Rep-D-LA, 1980- )
  • Jun 15 Xaveria Hollander [Vara de DeVries], Dutch author (The Happy Hooker), born in Soerabaja, Dutch East Indies

Person of interestNewt Gingrich

Jun 17 Newt Gingrich, American politician (Rep-R-GA, 1979-99) and Speaker of the House (1995-97), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich
  • Jun 17 Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
  • Jun 22 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • Jun 23 Vinton (Vint) Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate
  • Jun 25 Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, Dutch sculptor, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jun 25 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 28 Ed Pastor, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • Jun 28 Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 Norman Thagard, American scientist and astronaut (STS 7, 51-B, 30, 42, 71, Mir), born in Marianna, Florida
  • Jul 8 Faye Wattleton, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 9 John H. Casper, USAF and astronaut (STS 36, 54, 62, 77), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Jul 15 Diligenti quintuplets, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jul 15 Jocelyn Burnell, astronomer
  • Jul 16 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker
  • Jul 16 Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet and novelist (Pentagonia), born in Aguas Claras, Holguín Province, Cuba (d. 1990)
  • Jul 19 Roy D. Bridges Jr, American pilot and astronaut (STS 51-F, 61-F), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 22 Yoran Ben Ami, Israel, producer/president (Triumph Pictures)
  • Jul 22 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
  • Jul 23 Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate, born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • Jul 24 Henk Vos, chemical analyst/Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber

  • Jul 30 Henri-François Gautrin, Quebec politician, born in Béthune, France
  • Jul 31 Stephanie Forrester, fictional character (The Bold and the Beautiful)
  • Jul 31 William Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug tsar
  • Aug 2 Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Noordwolde, Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Rose Tremain, British novelist and playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • Aug 4 Michael J McCulley, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 4 Milan Máčala, Czech football coach, born in Biskupice, Czech Republic
  • Aug 6 Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • Aug 7 Alain Corneau, director (Choice of Arms)
  • Aug 11 Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Aug 11 Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008), born in Delhi, British India
  • Aug 13 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 14 Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston WV, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G)
  • Aug 14 Keith Hampson, British politician (C), arrested, not charged for sexual assault
  • Aug 15 Eni F H Faleomavaega, (Rep-D-American Samoa)
  • Aug 22 Alun Michael, British Labour and Co-operative politician, born in Bryngwran, Anglesey
  • Aug 22 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist, born in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 23 Dale Campbell-Savours, British Labour Party politician
  • Aug 23 Peter Lilley, British Conservative Party politician and Secretary of state for British social security, born in Hayes, Kent, England
  • Aug 23 Nelson DeMille, American action adventure and suspense novels author (Plum Island), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • Aug 24 Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent
  • Aug 27 Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)
  • Aug 28 Surayud Chulanont, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand (2006-08), born in Prachinburi, Thailand
  • Aug 29 Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, born in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya (d. 1996)

Person of interestRobert Crumb

Aug 30 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
Robert Crumb
  • Aug 31 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general
  • Sep 3 Michael D. Barnes, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 3 Mick Farren, English sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • Sep 5 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary (d. 2007)
  • Sep 6 Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Derby, England
  • Sep 7 Beverley McLachlin, Canadian jurist (17th Chief Justice of Canada), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 8 Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician
  • Sep 10 Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • Sep 11 Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist (founding member of the Front de libération du Québec)
  • Sep 12 Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-Canadian poet and writer, born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • Sep 16 David Wilshire, British MP (C)
  • Sep 16 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Samuel T Durrance, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Sep 17 Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator (d. 1997)
  • Sep 19 Christopher Joyce, British photographer, born in Turnbridge Wells, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestSani Abacha

Sep 20 Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria (1993-98), born in Kano, Nigeria

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • Sep 23 Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • Sep 25 Robert Gates, American statesman (22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Sep 27 Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Lady Weymouth, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Sep 27 Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat
  • Sep 28 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • Sep 28 Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive

Person of interestLech Wałęsa

Sep 29 Lech Wałęsa, Polish Solidarity movement leader (Nobel Peace Prize 1983) and President of Poland (1990-95), born in Popowo, Poland

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • Sep 29 Peter Rigby, CEO (Specialist Computer Holdings)