Historical Figures Born in 1946

  • Jan 1 Carl B. Hamilton, Swedish economist and politician
  • Jan 3 Cissy King, American entertainer
  • Jan 8 Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mexican drug lord (Guadalajara Cartel), born in Culiacán, Mexico
  • Jan 11 John Piper, American theologian
  • Jan 12 Lady Cosgrove, Scottish lawyer & judge, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 14 Harold Shipman, British serial killer, born in Bestwood Estate, Nottingham (d. 2004)
  • Jan 16 Michael L. Coats, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 18 Joseph Deiss, Swiss economist & politician, born in Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Jan 19 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 19 Julian Barnes, English writer (Before She Met Me, The Sense of an Ending), born in Leicester, England
  • Jan 20 Susan Vreeland, American author (The Passion of Artemisia), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Jan 21 Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)

Arnoldo AlemanArnoldo Aleman (77 years old)

Jan 23 81st President of Nicaragua (1997-2002), born in Managua, Nicaragua

  • Jan 25 Ronnie Brandon, American rocker (McCoys), born in Union City, Indiana
  • Jan 25 Silvio Blatter, Swiss writer, born in Bremgarten, Switzerland
  • Jan 26 Christopher Hampton, Portuguese playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac), born in Horta, Portugal
  • Jan 26 Timothy Clifford, British art historian (National Galleries of Scotland)
  • Jan 30 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Feb 2 Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
  • Feb 6 Jim Turner, American politician, born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Feb 7 Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
  • Feb 7 Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 9 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • Feb 9 M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
  • Feb 9 Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
  • Feb 13 Richard Blumenthal, American politician (Senator-D- Connecticut 2011-), born in New York City
  • Feb 14 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • Feb 14 David Green, English TV/video producer
  • Feb 15 Clare Short, British MP
  • Feb 15 Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
  • Feb 15 John Greenway, British MP
  • Feb 16 John R. Farndon, British surgeon and professor (d. 2002)
  • Feb 18 Michael Buerk, British newsreader
  • Feb 19 Karen Silkwood, American nuclear lab technician and labor union activist, born in Longview, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Feb 19 Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 21 Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of American politician Richard Nixon, born in Whittier, California
  • Feb 21 Vito Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian alleged mafia boss, also known as "Montreal's Teflon Don", born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Feb 24 Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)
  • Feb 24 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • Feb 24 Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)
  • Feb 25 F Xaver Kroetz, writer
  • Feb 25 Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • Feb 26 Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist & Nobel laureate (1999), born in Damanhur, Egypt (d. 2016)
  • Feb 26 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Mary-Claire King, American human geneticist (breast cancer genes), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Robin Cook, British politician (Labour Party MP, 1983-2005, born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2005)
  • Mar 1 Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin], (Diamonds are Forever), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Mar 2 Brian J. Donnelly, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1979-93), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 3 James C Adamson, Lt Col USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43), born in Warsaw, New York
  • Mar 4 Haile Gerima, Ethiopian film director (Ashes & Embers), born in Gondor, Ethiopia
  • Mar 4 Harvey Goldsmith, English impresario (Live Aid, Prince's Trust), born in Edgeware, England
  • Mar 4 Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur (Hawley-ADT)
  • Mar 6 Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)
  • Mar 6 Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
  • Mar 6 Tony Klatka, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Mar 8 Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 2019)
  • Mar 9 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6), born in Shubino, Russia
  • Mar 13 Yann Arthus-Bertrand, French director and environmentalist, born in Paris, France
  • Mar 13 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Mar 15 Masaharu Satō, Japanese seiyū
  • Mar 18 Michael Reagan, talk show host, and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan
  • Mar 22 Rudy Rucker, American sci-fi author (Wetware) and one of the founders of cyberpunk, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mar 23 Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool
  • Mar 24 Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (The Bionic Woman) & racer (female land speed record), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Mar 25 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2010)
  • Mar 25 Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
  • Mar 25 Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist who pioneered filming volcanic eruptions, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1991)
  • Mar 28 Alejandro Toledo, 63rd President of Peru (2001-06), born in Cabana, Peru
  • Mar 28 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
  • Mar 29 Ronald Farrow, radio producer and priest (d. 1995)
  • Apr 1 William Frederick Fisher, American MD & astronaut (STS 51-I), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 2 Lynda Carr, educationist
  • Apr 3 Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President of Mexico (1988-94), born in Mexico City
  • Apr 4 Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist, founder and director of Satojuku Karate, born in Sakhalin, Japan
  • Apr 5 Robert E McKee, CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)
  • Apr 7 Robert Metcalfe, American electrical engineer (invented Ethernet, 3Com), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 9 Philip Wright, English rocker (Paper Lace), born in St. Ann's, Nottingham
  • Apr 11 Bob Harris, English radio presenter (The Old Grey Whistle Test, Time Out), born in Northampton, England
  • Apr 13 Roy Loney, American rocker (Flamin' Groovies)
  • Apr 14 Tom Monteleone, American writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
  • Apr 15 Wayne Gilchrest, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • Apr 16 Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • Apr 18 Harvey Kagan, American muscian (Sir Douglas Quintet)
  • Apr 19 Leon Wessels, South African lawyer and Minister of Local Government, born in Kroonstad, South Africa
  • Apr 22 Archy Kirkwood, British politician (MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire)
  • Apr 22 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
  • Apr 22 John Waters, American director (Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 22 Louise Harel, Quebec politician and City Councillor for Maisonneuve–Longue-Pointe, born in Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville, Quebec
  • Apr 25 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • Apr 25 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian nationalist and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Apr 29 Franc Roddam, English director (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Quadrophenia), born in Norton, England
  • Apr 30 Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (1973- ), born in Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
  • May 1 John Woo, Hong Kong director
  • May 4 Richard L. Brodsky, American lawyer and NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983-2010), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 6 Jim Ramstad, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • May 7 Brian Turner, British celebrity chef, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
  • May 8 André Boulerice, Quebec politician and gay rights activist, born in Joliette, Quebec
  • May 11 Robert Jarvik, American scientist and researcher (developed the Jarvik-7 artificial heart), born in Midland, Michigan
  • May 12 L. Neil Smith, American sci-fi author (Lando Calrissian novels), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 16 Jessi B Wilson, Mississippi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • May 17 F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
  • May 18 Frank Hsieh, Taiwanese politician, Premier of Taiwan (2005-6), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 19 Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children's rights
  • May 23 H. Paul Shuch, American scientist who coordinated radio amateurs to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 24 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar and editor (TLS)
  • May 25 David A. Hargrave, American role-playing games (RPGs) designer (d. 1988)
  • May 25 Janet Morris, American sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 25 Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, born on Rathlin Island, County Antrim (d. 1997)
  • May 28 Satchidanandan, Indian poet
  • May 29 Fernando Buesa, Basque politician (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Candy Lightner, American political activist/founder (MADD), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 31 Ted Baehr, American Christian media critic

Peter SutcliffePeter Sutcliffe (1946-2020)

Jun 2 English murderer of 13 women "The Yorkshire Ripper", born in Bingley, England

  • Jun 6 Chelsea Brown, American comedienne (Laugh-In; Matt Lincoln), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jun 7 Jenny Jones [Janina Stronski], Canadian comedienne (Jenny Jones Show), born in Bethlehem, Palestine
  • Jun 8 Elizabeth A. Lynn, American sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 10 Mensje van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)
  • Jun 12 Harry Glasper, English writer, born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Jun 12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City
  • Jun 14 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, American newspaper publisher (The New Haven Register), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 16 Jodi Rell, American politician (Governor of Connecticut 2004-11), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jun 16 Neil MacGregor, British arts administrator (Director of the British National Gallery and the British Museum), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jun 17 Marcy Kaptur, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jun 17 Peter Rosei, Austrian writer (Wer war Edgar Allan?), born in Vienna
  • Jun 18 Fabio Capello, Italian football coach
  • Jun 18 Russell Ash, British author ('the human Google'), born in Surrey, England
  • Jun 20 Birgitte Eva Henriksen, Duchess of Gloucester, born in Odense, Denmark
  • Jun 20 Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor
  • Jun 21 Kate Hoey, Northern Irish MP (Labour), born in Mallusk, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 21 Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jun 21 Maurice Saatchi, English-Iraqi advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi), born in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jun 24 David Collenette, Canadian politician
  • Jun 24 Ellison Onizuka, American Air Force Major and astronaut (STS 51C, 51L - Challenger disaster), born in Kealakekua, Hawaii (d. 1986)
  • Jun 24 Robert Reich, American Secretary of Labor (under Clinton)
  • Jun 25 Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator and humanitarian, born in Denekamp, Netherlands
  • Jun 27 Sally Priesand, 1st U.S. woman rabbi, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 28 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (President of the Independent Democratic Union), born in Santiago (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 John M. Lounge, American engineer and astronaut (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • Jun 28 Robert L Asprin, American sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)
  • Jun 29 Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • Jun 29 Ernesto Pérez Balladares, President of Panama (1994-99), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Jul 2 Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author (World Fantasy Award: Nifft the Lean, Growlimb), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • Jul 4 Michael Milken, American financier and partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 4 Ron Kovic, American anti-war activist and writer (Born on the Fourth of July), born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin
  • Jul 5 Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1999-for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions), born in July 5, 1946 (age 72) Den Helder, Netherlands
  • Jul 5 Paul Smith, British fashion designer (Paul Smith), born in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Jul 5 Pierre-Marc Johnson, Québéc lawyer, physician and politician (24th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush (76 years old)

Jul 6 American businessman and Republican politician (43rd President of the United States, 2001-09; 46th Governor of Texas, 1995-2000), born in New Haven, Connecticut

  • Jul 6 Jamie Wyeth, American artist (An American Vision-Boston), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jul 6 Peter Singer, Australian philosopher (specialises in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jul 9 Joe Micelli, American rocker, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jul 11 Edward Markey, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1976-2013, Senator MA 2013-), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Jul 14 Maureen O'Connor, American politician, first female Mayor of San Diego, born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 15 Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei (1967-), born in Brunei Town, Brunei
  • Jul 16 Barbara Lee, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 18 Tim Lynch, rocker (Flaming Groovies)

Ken StarrKen Starr (1946-2022)

Jul 21 American lawyer who investigated sitting US President Bill Clinton (Starr Report), born in Vernon, Texas

  • Jul 24 (Leo) Gallagher, American stand-up comic and watermelon smasher, born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina (d. 2022) [1]
  • Jul 25 John Gibson, American media host (The John Gibson Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 26 Anne Wright, British academic and Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland University)
  • Jul 27 Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • Jul 28 Douglas H. Bosco, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-91), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 28 Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist, born in Meerut, India
  • Jul 29 Bill Forsyth, Scottish director (Local Hero, Gregory's Girl), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 31 Karen Zerby, American religious leader, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), born in Little Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 1 Richard O. Covey, American astronaut (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61) and USAF officer, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Aug 1 Rick Boucher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia), born in Abingdon, Virginia
  • Aug 1 Tom Loeffler, American politician (United States House of Representatives for Texas, 1979-87), born in Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Aug 3 Jack Straw, British politician (Member of Parliament for Blackburn), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex
  • Aug 5 Ron Silliman, American poet (The Alphabet), born in Pasco,Washington
  • Aug 6 Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean politician
  • Aug 7 Ed Seykota, American commodities and futures trader
  • Aug 8 James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • Aug 8 Robin Tallon, American politician (Rep-D-SC, 1983-93), born in Hemingway, South Carolina
  • Aug 11 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri

Janet YellenJanet Yellen (76 years old)

Aug 13 American economist and Chair of the US Federal Reserve (2014-18), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 14 Alexander Curly [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • Aug 14 Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 15 Jean-Claude Arnault, French Swedish photographer involved in Nobel Prize scandal, born in Marseille, France
  • Aug 15 Kathryn Whitmire, American accountant and politician (4 time Mayor-Houston), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 16 Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
  • Aug 17 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), born in San Fernando (d. 2016)

Bill ClintonBill Clinton (76 years old)

Aug 19 42nd US President (Democrat, 1993-2001), born in Hope, Arkansas

  • Aug 19 Charles F. Bolden Jr, American astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Aug 20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian industrialist and co-founder (Infosys), born in Shidlaghatta, Kolar district, India
  • Aug 22 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Richard N. Richards, American naval officer and astronaut (STS 28, 41, 50, 64), born in Key West, Florida
  • Aug 25 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • Aug 25 Larry LaRocco, American politician (Rep-D-Idaho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 30 Anne-Marie of Greece, Danish princess and daughter of Frederik IX, born in Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark
  • Aug 31 Jerome Corsi, American writer and conspiracy theorist, born in East Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 1 Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea
  • Sep 2 Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 3 Peter Morris, English historian of France (d. 1997)
  • Sep 6 Bryan D. O'Connor, U.S. Marine Corps colonel and astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40), born in Orange, California
  • Sep 10 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician, born in Villeneuve-le-Roi, France
  • Sep 14 Jim Angle, American journalist and television reporter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 15 Howard Waldrop, American sci-fi author (The Ugly Chickens), born in Houston, Mississippi

About 1946

How Old? 76 or 77 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Feb 13, 1945 - Jan 31, 1946),
Dog (Feb 1, 1946 - Jan 21, 1947)