Birthdays in History in 1944

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 305

  • Jan 1 Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician

Person of interestOmar al-Bashir

Jan 1 Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese politician and 7th President of Sudan (1989-present), born in Hosh Bannaga, Sudan

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • 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 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)
  • 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 3 C Thomas "Tom" Gallagher, American Republican politician, financier, and insurance agent, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 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

Person of interestAlice Walker

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

Person of interestJerry Springer

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)

Person of interestCarl Bernstein

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 Serebrov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17), born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2013)
  • Feb 15 Tineke Netelenbos, Dutch director and politician (PvdA), born in Wormerveer, Holland
  • 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 7 Michael Rosbash, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017, Drosophila period gene), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 8 Buzz Hargrove, Canadian labour leader
  • 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, British classicist, born in Rochadale
  • Mar 29 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News), born in London
  • 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 (Greens), born in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
  • Apr 5 Ann Maxwell, American sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 5 James Buckley, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Apr 5 Peter T. King, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Apr 5 Pedro Rosselló, Puerto Rican politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Puerto Rico, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 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 R. J. B Knight, British 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), born in Yalkhori, Chechen-Ingush (d. 1996)

Person of interestRobert Hanssen

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 (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon), born in Jackson, Tennessee (disappeared 2007)
  • Apr 23 Niklaus Schilling, Basel Germany, director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold)
  • 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, born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England
  • 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, English rocker (Argent), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • May 3 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, British journalist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1997)
  • May 3 Pete Staples, English rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
  • 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

Person of interestDietrich Mateschitz

May 20 Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman and co-creator of Red Bull energy drink, born in Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Styria, Austria

Businessman and Co-founder of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz
Businessman and Co-founder of Red Bull
Dietrich Mateschitz
  • 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)

Person of interestRudy Giuliani

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, American rocker (Big Brother & Holding Co), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 6 David Penhaligon, British politician (President of the Liberal Party) (d. 1986)
  • Jun 6 Phillip Allen Sharp, American geneticist and molecular biologist (Nobel 1993), born in Falmouth, Kentucky
  • Jun 8 Marc Ouellet, Canadian Cardinal prelate of the Catholic Church, Archbishop of Quebec City, born in La Motte, Quebec, Canada
  • 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 Barrie Stevens, English-Dutch choreographer (Personals, Young Again), born in London
  • Jun 11 James "Ox" D A van Hoften, astronaut (STS 11, STS 20), born in Fresno, California

Person of interestBan Ki-moon

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, British linguist (SOAS)
  • Jun 27 Kees [Cornelis Johannes] Ouwens, Dutch writer and poet (Intimate Acts), born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jun 29 Collin Peterson, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Jun 29 Seán Patrick O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • Jun 30 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
  • Jul 6 Byron Berline, American world premier fiddle player, born in Caldwell, Kansas
  • Jul 9 Glen Cook, American sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 Jr., American lawyer and politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Brooksville, Florida

Person of interestErnő Rubik

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 Bosch, Dutch radio and TV-hostess (Tweekamp, Zeskamp), born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Jul 25 Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
  • Jul 26 Rimantas Stankevičius, Lithuanian cosmonaut, born in Marijampolė, Lithuania (d. 1990)
  • Jul 31 Robert C. Merton, American economist and Nobel laureate in Economics, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 1 Elske ter Veld, Dutch politician (State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Aug 1 Yury Romanenko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2), born in Koltubanka, Russia
  • 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)
  • Aug 11 David Pearl, British judge
  • Aug 15 Tom Murphy, American politician
  • Aug 16 Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)

Person of interestLarry Ellison

Aug 17 Larry Ellison, American businessman (billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation), born in Manhattan, New York

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison