On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1945 (Part 2)

  • Sep 10 [Richard] Mike Mullane, American USAF, astronaut (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Sep 12 Vern Lindblad, Turkologist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 12 Richard Thaler, American economist (nudge theory, Nobel Prize 2017), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 13 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician and journalist, born in Ockelbo, Gävleborg County, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Sep 21 Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85)
  • Sep 21 Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 21 Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
  • Sep 23 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • Sep 24 David Drake, American sci-fi author, veteran and lawyer (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot), born in the United States
  • Sep 24 Lou Dobbs, American journalist (Lou Dobbs Tonight), born in Childress County, Texas
  • Sep 25 Kathleen Brown, American Democratic politician (29th Treasurer of California), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 26 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Sep 27 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 27 Kay Ryan, American poet (Hide and Seek), born in San Jose, California
  • Sep 29 Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records
  • Sep 29 Tatiana Tauer, harpist

  • Sep 30 Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel
  • Sep 30 Bob Lassiter, American radio personality
  • Oct 1 Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
  • Oct 1 Ram Nath Kovind, Indian politician, 14th President of India (2017-), born in Paraukh, British India
  • Oct 2 Frank Tejeda, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Oct 3 Kay Baxter, American bodybuilder (NPC Gold's Classic 1981), born in Monroe County, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • Oct 6 Domonic Barber, American celebrity attorney (Howard Stern, Jessica Hahn, Joe Buttafucco)
  • Oct 13 Dési Bouterse, Surinamese politician (8th President of Suriname), born in Domburg, Surinam
  • Oct 16 Paul Monette, American writer and LBT activist, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Oct 18 Christopher Shays, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • Oct 19 Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, academic/activist
  • Oct 19 Patricia Ireland, feminist/president (National Organization of Women)
  • Oct 20 Vladimir Kozlov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow (d. 2012)
  • Oct 21 Nikita Mikhalkov, director (Dark Eyes, Slave of Love)
  • Oct 24 Anthony Christian, English artist
  • Oct 24 Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive, born in Ham-Nord, Quebec
  • Oct 25 David Schramm, American astrophysicist (pioneer in establishing particle astrophysics as a vibrant research field), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Oct 26 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 26 Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Oct 27 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 35th President of Brazil (2003-11), born in Caetés, Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Oct 30 Glenn Poshard, American politician (Rep-D-Illinois), born in Herald, Illinois
  • Nov 5 Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 5 Aleka Papariga, Greek politician (General Secretary of Communist Party of Greece 1991-2013), born in Athens, Greece
  • Nov 6 Robert J. Mrazek, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1983-93), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Nov 8 David Jessel, British TV reporter, born in Abingdon, Berkshire, England

Person of interestDaniel Ortega

Nov 11 Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan politician (President of Nicaragua, 1985-90, 2007-present), born in La Libertad, Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua and Revolutionary Leader
Daniel Ortega
  • Nov 12 Michael Bishop, American sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)
  • Nov 12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • Nov 13 John B. Craig, American diplomat, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 14 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)
  • Nov 17 Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
  • Nov 17 Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
  • Nov 18 Wilma Mankiller, Native American activist, 1st woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Nov 20 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author, born in Boudouaou, Algeria (d. 1995)
  • Nov 23 Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
  • Nov 23 Jerry Harris, American sculptor
  • Nov 25 Patrick Nagel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • Nov 26 Björn von Sydow, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence), born in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 27 Alain de Cadenet, SPEED Channel personality
  • Nov 30 Michael Joyce, Irish stage manager and theatre director, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1994)
  • Dec 4 Michael Gerzon, British mathematician and audio pioneer (Ambisonics), born in Birmingham (d. 1996)
  • Dec 4 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Canadian neurologist and astronaut (STS 42), born in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
  • Dec 5 J W "Corkey" Fornof, American stunt coordinator (Octopussy), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 6 Dan Harrington, American professional poker player, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Dec 8 John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • Dec 12 Karl Edward Wagner, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • Dec 13 Ann Syrdal, American psychologist and computer science researcher (developed female synthetic voices at AT&T), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2020)

Person of interestMichael King

Dec 15 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • Dec 16 Yukio Hattori, Japanese Iron Chef commentator
  • Dec 17 Chris Matthews, American journalist
  • Dec 17 Jacqueline Wilson, English author
  • Dec 18 Birenda Bir Bikram, King of Nepal (1972- )
  • Dec 21 Millie Hughes-Fulford, American scientist & astronaut (STS 40), born in Mineral Wells, Texas
  • Dec 22 Joris J. C. Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • Dec 23 Donald A. Ritchie, American Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 25 Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
  • Dec 28 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal (1972- )
  • Dec 28 Max Hastings, British editor-in-chief (Daily Telegraph)
  • Dec 28 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Adje Roland, Dutch radio disc jockey, born in Rhenen, Netherlands
  • Dec 30 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot
  • Dec 31 Claude Marks, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina