Birthdays in History in 1944

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 309

  • Jan 1 Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician
  • Jan 2 Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
  • Jan 3 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
  • Jan 6 Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
  • Jan 6 Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 7 Ad Nijhuis, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Jan 7 Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
  • Jan 8 Terry Brooks, American sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)
  • Jan 9 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Rory Byrne, South African racing car designer
  • Jan 10 Bernard Derome, Canadian news presenter (Le Téléjournal)
  • Jan 11 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)
  • Jan 11 Shibu Soren, Indian politician
  • Jan 12 Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player
  • Jan 12 Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
  • Jan 14 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist
  • Jan 14 Nina Totenberg, American journalist
  • Jan 16 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
  • Jan 18 Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
  • Jan 18 Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
  • Jan 18 Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian politician, President of Austria (2017-), born in Vienna
  • Jan 19 Peter Lynch, American investor
  • Jan 20 Eddie Shah, English publisher (Today, Post)
  • Jan 20 Lieven Soete, Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
  • Jan 23 Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
  • Jan 26 Angela Yvonne Davis, African American activist/professor
  • Jan 27 Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
  • Jan 28 James Cran, British MP
  • Jan 28 John Edmonds, British trade unionist
  • Jan 29 Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
  • Jan 29 Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
  • Jan 29 Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
  • Jan 30 John Thornton, English chocolate factory/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 31 Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
  • Jan 31 Eugene Terre Blanche, South African leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
  • Feb 1 Mike Enzi, American politician, senator of Wyoming
  • Feb 3 Stephen Ross, American economist (arbitrage pricing theory), born in Boston, Massachusetts, (d. 2017)
  • Feb 4 Daniel A Mica, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- )
  • Feb 6 Christine Boutin, French politician
  • Feb 7 Berend baron van Voorst tot Voorst, Dutch foreign state sect (CDA)
  • Feb 7 Michael A Andrews, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • Feb 8 Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer

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Feb 9 Alice Walker, American novelist (Color Purple, Meridian), born in Putnam County, Georgia

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker
  • Feb 9 Derryn Hinch, Australian media personality
  • Feb 10 Frank Keating, American politician
  • Feb 11 Buddhadev Dasgupta, director (Charachar, Grihajuddha)
  • Feb 11 Michael G. Oxley, Politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-2007), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Feb 12 Desmond Nuttall, English educator
  • Feb 12 Jackie Torrence, story teller/artist

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Feb 13 Jerry Springer, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show), born in London, England

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer
  • Feb 13 Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)

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Feb 14 Carl Bernstein, American investigative reporter who covered Watergate for the Washington Post, born in Washington, D. C.

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
  • Feb 15 Aleksandr A Serebrov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17)
  • Feb 15 Tineke Netelenbos, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Feb 16 António Mascarenhas Monteiro, 2nd President of Cape Verde
  • Feb 17 Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour)
  • Feb 19 Jan Bart Klaster, mythologist (Slogan)
  • Feb 20 Roger Knapman, British MP
  • Feb 20 Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • Feb 21 Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)
  • Feb 22 Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Feb 23 James Cousins, British MP
  • Feb 23 Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
  • Feb 23 John Sandford, American novelist
  • Feb 27 Roger Scruton, Buslingthorpe, British philosopher
  • Feb 29 Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Italian illustrator
  • Feb 29 Ene Ergma, Estonian politician
  • Mar 1 John B Breaux, (Rep-D-LA, 1972-88)
  • Mar 1 John Napier, set designer (Royal Shakesphere Company), born in London, England
  • Mar 3 Janice Garfat, rocker (Dr Hook)
  • Mar 5 Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Mar 7 Elton Gallegly, (Rep-R-California)
  • Mar 7 Jorgen Theobaldy, writer
  • Mar 7 Stanley Schmidt, American editor
  • Mar 8 Buzz Hargrove, Canadian labour leader
  • Mar 9 Trevor Burton, rocker (Move)
  • Mar 14 Peter Paul Zahl, writer
  • Mar 15 David Costell, Pitts, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • Mar 17 Pattie Boyd, English photographer and author (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)
  • Mar 18 Dick Smith, Australian Adventurer and Businessman
  • Mar 18 Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader and politician, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 19 Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, LBJ's daughter
  • Mar 19 Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize
  • Mar 19 Sirhan Sirhan, Palestinian-born assassin
  • Mar 22 R P Mardling, headmaster (Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield)
  • Mar 22 T S "Tony" McPhee, rocker (Sad Go Round)
  • Mar 24 Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian Prime Minister
  • Mar 25 Terry L Bruce, (Rep-D-IL, 1985- )
  • Mar 29 James Diggle, FBA, classicist
  • Mar 29 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News)
  • Mar 29 Nana Akufo-Addo [William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo], Ghanaian politician, President of Ghana (2017-), born in Accra, Gold Coast
  • Mar 30 Gerrit Komrij, Dutch poet/essayist (Happy Schizo)
  • Apr 4 Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
  • Apr 5 Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell, American sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)
  • Apr 5 James Buckley, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Apr 5 Peter T King, (Rep-R-New York)
  • Apr 5 Pedro Rossello, Puerto Rican politician
  • Apr 6 John Stax, rocker (Pretty Things-Don't Bring Me Down)
  • Apr 7 Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
  • Apr 8 Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian
  • Apr 8 Christoph Hein, writer
  • Apr 8 Santiago Jimenez Jr, US accordionist (El Mero Mero, Viva Seguin)
  • Apr 8 Odd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
  • Apr 11 John Milius, writer (Red Dawn, 1941, Big Wednesday)
  • Apr 11 R J B Knight, deputy director (National Maritime Museum)
  • Apr 12 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, born in Oxford, England (d. 2015)
  • Apr 13 Brian Pendleton, rocker (Pretty Things)
  • Apr 13 Charles Burnett, director (When it Rains, Glass Shield)
  • Apr 13 Michael Saunders, barrister
  • Apr 13 Susan Davis, American politician
  • Apr 15 Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), (d. 1996)

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Apr 18 Robert Hanssen, FBI agent and Soviet spy, born in Chicago Illinois

FBI Agent and Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen
FBI Agent and Soviet Spy
Robert Hanssen
  • Apr 19 Mark "Flo" Volman, rocker (Flo & Eddie, Turtles-Eleanor)/DJ (WKRK)
  • Apr 19 James Heckman, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize
  • Apr 22 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (d. 2007)
  • Apr 23 Niklaus Schilling, Basel Germany, director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold)
  • Apr 25 John Bryant, editor (Europeans)
  • Apr 26 David O'B Martin, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
  • Apr 26 Martha Rockwell, skier (Mount Washington), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Apr 26 Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
  • Apr 27 Michael Fish, British TV weatherman
  • Apr 28 Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director
  • Apr 28 Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
  • Apr 28 Alice Waters, American chef
  • Apr 29 Benedikte, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
  • Apr 30 Richard Shoff, rocker (Sandpipers)
  • May 1 Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
  • May 2 Franz Innerhofer, Austrian writer (Beautiful Days), born in Krimml, Salzberg
  • May 2 John Verity, rocker (Argent)
  • May 3 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist
  • May 3 Peter Staples, rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • May 8 Gary Glitter, [Paul Gadd], England, rocker (Rock & Roll Part II)
  • May 9 Don Dannemann, rocker (Cyrkle)
  • May 10 Jim Abrahams, Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret)
  • May 12 Eva Demski, German writer, born in Regensburg
  • May 13 Betsy Finley Ashton, broadcast journalist/author/lecturer
  • May 13 Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, British explorer/genealogist
  • May 13 Armistead Maupin, American author
  • May 14 Troy Shondell, rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell)
  • May 15 Bill Alter, Missouri State Senator
  • May 17 Canon P B Price, general secretary, USPG
  • May 18 Peter Ryan, British national director (Police Training)
  • May 18 W. G. Sebald, German-born writer (d. 2001)
  • May 20 David M Walker, Capt USN/astron (STS 51-A 30, 53, 69), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • May 20 Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman
  • May 21 Janet Dailey, American author
  • May 21 Manual Pina, fashion designer
  • May 21 Mary Robinson, President of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )
  • May 23 Giles Smith, TV journalist
  • May 25 Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate
  • May 25 Robert MacPherson, American mathematician
  • May 27 Christopher J Dodd, (Gov/Sen-D-CT, 1981- )
  • May 28 Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)

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May 28 Rudy Giuliani, American Mayor of New York City (Republican: 1994-2001) at the time of the September 11 attacks, born in NYC, New York

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • May 29 Quentin Davies, MP (C)
  • May 30 Lenny Davidson, rocker (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • Jun 6 Peter Albin, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Co), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 6 David Penhaligon, British politician
  • Jun 6 Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Jun 8 Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec City
  • Jun 9 23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena, a foxhound, Ambler Penn
  • Jun 10 Rick Price, rocker (Move)
  • Jun 11 Alan Horworth, British politician (L), first Conservative to change to Labour party, born in London
  • Jun 11 Barry Stevens, British/Neth, choreographer (Personals, Young Again)
  • Jun 11 James "Ox" D A van Hoften, astronaut (STS 11, STS 20), born in Fresno, California
  • Jun 13 Joe Amato, NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991)

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Jun 13 Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-16), born in Injō, Japanese Korea

8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon
  • Jun 14 Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
  • Jun 15 Robert Keppel, American criminologist
  • Jun 16 Joan Barbara Grigor, artist
  • Jun 16 Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion
  • Jun 17 Chris Spedding, rocker
  • Jun 21 Miguel Danus, Vicens rocker
  • Jun 24 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic)
  • Jun 26 Ruth Kempson, linguist (SOAS)
  • Jun 27 Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)
  • Jun 29 Collin Peterson, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • Jun 29 Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop
  • Jun 30 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
  • Jul 6 Byron Berline, American fiddle player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • Jul 9 Glen [Charles] Cook, American sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End)
  • Jul 10 Beaky, rocker (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich)
  • Jul 11 Peter de Savary, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 11 Myra Gale Brown, former wife of Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Jul 12 Bill McCollum, (Rep-R-Florida, 1981- )

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Jul 13 Ernő Rubik, Hungarian inventor (Rubik's cube), born in Budapest, Hungary

Inventor Ernő Rubik
Inventor
Ernő Rubik
  • Jul 20 Wim Van Drimmelen, Dutch sect Science Council of Government policy
  • Jul 21 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian English writer (Price of Bride), born in Lagos (d. 2017)
  • Jul 21 Paul Wellstone, (Sen-D-Minnesota)
  • Jul 21 John Atta Mills, Tarkwa, Gold Coast (Ghana), President of Ghana (2009-2012), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 23 Judith A Bosch, Dutch radio/TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp)
  • Jul 25 Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
  • Jul 26 Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 27 Aleksandr Ivanovich Dedkov, cosmonaut
  • Jul 31 Robert C. Merton, American economist and Nobel laureate in Economics, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 1 Elske Terveld, Dutch undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA)
  • Aug 1 Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2)
  • Aug 7 Robert Mueller, American lawyer, FBI Director (2001-13) Special Counsel Russian Investigation (2017-), born in New York City
  • Aug 9 Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
  • Aug 9 Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch politician (D66)