Birthdays in History in 1948

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 271

  • Jan 1 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • Jan 2 Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • Jan 4 Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
  • Jan 5 Thom Mooney, American rocker (Nazz), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 6 Guy Gardner, US Air Force officer & astronaut (STS 27, STS 35), born in Altavista, Virginia
  • Jan 6 Bob Wise, American politician (Rep-D-WV, 1983- ), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 9 Paul King, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Dagenham, Essex
  • Jan 12 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Jan 12 William Nicholson, English writer, born in Lewes, United Kingdom
  • Jan 13 Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • Jan 15 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV), born in Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
  • Jan 16 Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 16 Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
  • Jan 17 Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader

  • Jan 20 Jerry Ross, American Air Force officer & NASA astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, sk:88), born in Crown Point, Indiana
  • Jan 20 Natan Sharansky, Israeli politician & human rights activist, born in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Jan 20 Nancy Kress, American science fiction writer, born in Buffalo, New york
  • Jan 24 Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
  • Jan 25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter, born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Jan 25 Ros Kelly, Australian politician, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 27 Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
  • Jan 28 Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
  • Jan 28 Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
  • Jan 30 Paul Magee, Provisional IRA member, born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Jan 31 Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Feb 2 Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
  • Feb 2 Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
  • Feb 3 Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
  • Feb 3 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • Feb 4 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • Feb 4 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 5 Elco Brinkman, Dutch politician, born in Dirksland, Netherlands
  • Feb 8 Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author (Kurzweil reading machine, text-to-speech synthesis), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Allan Legere, Canadian serial killer (Monster of the Miramichi), born in Chatham, Canada
  • Feb 14 ... Teller, magician (Penn & Teller), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 15 Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • Feb 16 Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher

  • Feb 18 Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Feb 19 Byron K. Lichtenburg, American astronaut (STS 9, STS 45), born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 20 A C Fabian, astronomer
  • Feb 20 John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
  • Feb 23 Bill Alexander, theatre director
  • Feb 23 Doug Moench, American comic book writer
  • Feb 24 Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett
  • Feb 24 J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
  • Feb 25 G B Warren, British biochemist
  • Feb 25 Aldo Busi, Italian writer
  • Feb 28 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Feb 28 Mike Figgis, English director
  • Feb 29 Patricia [Anne] McKillip, American sci-fi author (Fool's Run)
  • Feb 29 Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist
  • Mar 2 Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
  • Mar 3 Reed Hundt, FCC chairman
  • Mar 4 Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
  • Mar 4 Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
  • Mar 4 James Ellroy, American writer
  • Mar 4 Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 5 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 James FCS "Jim" Woude, cartoonist
  • Mar 9 Jaime Lyn Bauer, American actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mar 9 Emma Bonino, Italian politician, Senator for Rome, born in Bra, Italy
  • Mar 10 Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • Mar 11 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • Mar 12 Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)
  • Mar 12 Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage
  • Mar 14 Tom Coburn, American politician, junior senator from Oklahoma
  • Mar 15 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • Mar 15 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • Mar 16 Margaret [Edith] Weis, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • Mar 17 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London
  • Mar 17 Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
  • Mar 17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canadian sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • Mar 17 Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker
  • Mar 18 Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
  • Mar 20 Pamela Sargent, American sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
  • Mar 22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • Mar 23 Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • Mar 23 R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • Mar 25 Michael Stanley, rocker (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 28 Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Mervyn King, English economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003-13), born in Chesham Bois
  • Mar 30 Nigel Jones, British MP

Person of interestAl Gore

Mar 31 Al Gore, American politician and environmentalist (Vice President: 1993-2001), born in Washington, D.C.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore
  • Mar 31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • Apr 2 Margaret Burbidge, British-American astronomer and educator, born in Davenport, England
  • Apr 2 Joan D. Vinge, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 3 Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer (Les filles de Caleb), born in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 4 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (Allman Brothers Band), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Apr 4 Dan Simmons, American sci-fi and horror writer (Song of Kali), born in Peoria, Illinois

Person of interestRobert Allen Litchfield

Apr 8 Robert A. Litchfield, American bank robber who was on the FBI most wanted list in the 1980s

  • Apr 8 Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
  • Apr 10 Tom Spencer, British politician (Conservative)
  • Apr 11 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach, born in Viareggio, Italy
  • Apr 12 Joschka Fischer, German politician, Foreign Minister of Germany (1998-2005), born in Gerabronn, Germany
  • Apr 13 Peter Sweval, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), born in Toms River, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Apr 13 Sue Doughty, British politician (MP for Guildford), born in York, England
  • Apr 13 Nam Hae-il, 25th Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • Apr 14 Chester G Atkins, (Rep-D-MA)
  • Apr 14 Ty Grimes, rocker (Capt Beefheart Band Drums
  • Apr 14 Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Apr 16 Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant, born in London
  • Apr 16 Robert Kirby, British music arranger (Nick Drake), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire (d. 2009)
  • Apr 20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician, born in Sainte-Thècle, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 21 Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)
  • Apr 21 Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire

  • Apr 23 Pascal Quignard, French author (Les Ombres), born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure, France
  • Apr 24 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire property investor, born in Sassov, Galicia, Poland
  • Apr 24 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, born in Hudson, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • Apr 25 Yu Shyi-kun, Premier of the Republic of China (2002-05), born in Dongshan, Yilan County, China
  • Apr 26 Gerry Sikorski, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • Apr 27 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist turned security consultant, born in Bronxville, New York
  • Apr 27 Amrit Kumar Bohara, Nepalese politician, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)

Person of interestTerry Pratchett

Apr 28 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • Apr 29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • May 4 George Tupou V, King of Tonga (2006-2012), born in Tongatapu, Tonga (d. 2012)
  • May 8 John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • May 9 Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • May 10 Christopher Gent, CEO (Vodafone Group)
  • May 11 Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician
  • May 13 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • May 19 Jean-Pierre Haignere, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
  • May 20 John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)
  • May 20 John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
  • May 20 Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
  • May 22 Richard Baker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 6th district), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 27 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
  • May 31 Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- 2009), born in Riverside, California
  • May 31 Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • Jun 1 Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • Jun 5 Frank Estersmith, Australian rocker (Air Supply)
  • Jun 9 Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • Jun 11 Anthony Nelson, British Labour politician, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jun 12 Barry Bailey, American rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Jun 19 Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)
  • Jun 20 Nigel Morris, rocker (Isotope)
  • Jun 20 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
  • Jun 21 Ian McEwan, English writer (Atonement), born in Aldershot, England
  • Jun 21 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer (The Witcher), born in Łódź, Poland
  • Jun 23 Clarence Thomas, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- ), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jun 23 Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
  • Jun 23 Joaquin Avila, American lawyer and civil rights champion who advocated against voter discrimination, born in Compton, California (d. 2018)
  • Jun 29 Charles McCorquodale, art historian, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Jul 1 Wang Qishan, Chinese Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • Jul 3 Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist
  • Jul 5 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of Richard Milhaus, born in Washington, D.C.

  • Jul 6 Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet
  • Jul 6 Tom Curley, American media executive
  • Jul 9 Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian politician (15th Foreign Minister of Indonesia), born in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
  • Jul 12 Richard Simmons, American exercise guru (CHiPs, Deal-a-Meal), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 12 Ben Burtt Jr., American sound designer, born in Jamesville, New York
  • Jul 13 Linda Ann Simon, airline capt
  • Jul 13 Robert Underwood, (Rep-D-Guam)
  • Jul 13 Ronald K Machtley, (Rep-R-Rhode Island)
  • Jul 17 Phillip Harris, rocker
  • Jul 18 Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
  • Jul 18 Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 20 Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 21 Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
  • Jul 22 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • Jul 23 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jul 25 Brian Stableford, British sci-fi author (Day of Wrath), born in Shipley, Yorkshire
  • Jul 28 Sergei Bodrov, Russian director (Katala, Somebody to Love), born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • Jul 31 Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
  • Aug 1 Bob Spink, British politician (MP for Castle Point in Essex), born in Haworth, Worth Valley, Yorkshire
  • Aug 1 Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria (2014 - present), born in Constantine, Algeria
  • Aug 2 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), born in Hythe, England (d. 2009)
  • Aug 3 Pierre Lacroix, Canadian National Hockey League executive, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 4 James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
  • Aug 6 Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)
  • Aug 7 James Allison, American immunologist (Noble Prize for Medicine 2018), born in Alice, Texas
  • Aug 7 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
  • Aug 8 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • Aug 11 Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • Aug 11 Jan Palach, Czech student protester (d. 1969)
  • Aug 12 Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
  • Aug 13 Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
  • Aug 15 George Ryton, British engineer, born in Singapore
  • Aug 16 Pierre Reid, Canadian politician and teacher
  • Aug 19 Tipper Gore, wife of US Vice President Al Gore (1993-01)
  • Aug 23 Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer and essayist, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Aug 23 Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Aug 24 Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force
  • Aug 29 Charles David Walker, American engineer and astronaut (STS 12 STS 16 STS 23), born in Bedford, Indiana
  • Sep 1 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • Sep 1 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher who died in Challenger space shuttle disaster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Sep 3 Tara Singh Varma, Dutch politcian (1st black woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber), born in Springlands, British Guiana
  • Sep 3 Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian politician (3rd President of Zambia), born in Mufulira, Zambia (d. 2008)
  • Sep 5 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician, born in Salzburg, Austria
  • Sep 7 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 2nd President of the United Arab Emirates (2004-present), born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Sep 8 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, American sci-fi author (Black Flame)
  • Sep 10 Margaret Trudeau, former Canadian 1st lady, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sep 10 Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
  • Sep 10 Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer

About 1948

How Old? 70 or 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Jan 28), Pig (Jan 22 - Dec 31)