On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1948 (Part 2)

  • Sep 23 Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor
  • Sep 24 Bernadette Hingley, British priest, one of the 1st women to be ordained in England, born in Sowerby Bridge, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 26 Vladimír Remek, Czech politician and cosmonaut (Soyuz 28), born in České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 27 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • Sep 27 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • Sep 29 John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Oct 2 Donna Karan, American fashion designer (Coty Award-1977), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Oct 2 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Oct 5 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Oct 6 Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • Oct 6 Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • Oct 7 Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor (The Partisan)
  • Oct 8 Pedro Alonso López, Colombian serial killer known as the 'The Monster of the Andes' (120-300+ victims), born in Santa Isabel, Tolima, Colombia
  • Oct 13 Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas

  • Oct 14 David Ruprecht, American game show host, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 14 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist, born in Istanbul (d. 2007)
  • Oct 15 Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • Oct 18 Isabel E Allen, biostatician
  • Oct 18 Ntozake Shange, American author
  • Oct 19 Patrick Simmons, guitarist/vocal (Doobie Brothers-Minute by Minute)
  • Oct 20 Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
  • Oct 21 Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader
  • Oct 21 Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  • Oct 22 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • Oct 23 Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
  • Oct 23 Brian Ross, American journalist
  • Oct 24 Kweisi Mfume, American (Rep-D-Maryland) and CEO of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 25 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer (Abraham Lincoln), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Nov 5 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician
  • Nov 5 Hridayananda dasa Goswami, International Society for Krishna Consciousness guru, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 5 Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual, born in Béni Saf, Oran, French Algeria
  • Nov 5 Pepper LaBeija [William Jackson], American drag queen and fashion designer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 8 Dale A Gardner, American naval commander and astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A), born in Fairmont, Minnesota (d. 2014)

  • Nov 9 Bille August, Danish director (Best Intentions, Twist & Shout), born in Brede, Denmark
  • Nov 9 Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist (World News Now), born in Hopkins, Minnesota

Person of interestHassan Rouhani

Nov 12 Hassan Rouhani, Iranian politician (President of Iran 2013-), born in Sorkheh, Semnan

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Person of interestPrince Charles

Nov 14 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Nov 14 Jacob Kohnstamm, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (D66, 1994-)
  • Nov 15 Roy P Dyson, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • Nov 16 Aline Issermann, French director (Amant Magnifiquew), born in Paris
  • Nov 16 Bonnie Greer, American-British playwright and critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 17 Howard Dean, American politician, Governor of Vermont (1991-2003), born in East Hampton, New York
  • Nov 17 Tom Wolf, American politician, Governor of Pennsylvania (2015-), born in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 18 Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 20 John Bolton, American security advisor and diplomat (US Ambassador to UN), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 21 George Zimmer, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 24 Spider Robinson, Canadian sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • Nov 25 Jacques P. Dupuis, French Canadian politician
  • Dec 1 Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • Dec 2 T. C. Boyle, American novelist (World's End), born in Peekskill, New York
  • Dec 4 Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist (Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • Dec 6 Don Nickles, American politician (Sen-R-Okla, 1981-2005), born in Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • Dec 6 Yoshihide Suga, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan (2020-), born in Yuzawa, Japan

Person of interestJimmy Lai

Dec 8 Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist Jimmy Lai
Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist
Jimmy Lai
  • Dec 8 Roscoe Nance, American sportswriter (USA Today; Mississippi’s first African American sportswriter at mainstream newspaper), born in Enterprise, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • Dec 10 Abu Abbas [Muhammad Zaidan], Palestinian founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLO), born in Yarmouk Camp (d. 2004)
  • Dec 13 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 13 Ted Nugent, American guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees) and right-wing gun advocate,, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 13 Brian Wilson, British Labour politician, born in Dunoon, Scotland
  • Dec 14 Kim Beazley, Australian politician (33rd Governor of Western Australia), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Dec 18 Edmund "Ed" Kemper, American serial killer, born in Burbank, California
  • Dec 21 Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist & politician, born in Zuilen, Netherlands
  • Dec 25 Alia al Hussein, of Jordan (d. 1977)
  • Dec 31 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)