Historical Figures Born in 1952

  • Jan 7 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jan 9 Eva Leonie "Eveline" Herfkens, Dutch civil servant, diplomat, and politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Hugh Bayley, British politician, born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author, born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan
  • Jan 12 Walter Mosley, American novelist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 14 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jan 14 Maureen Dowd, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • Jan 16 Fuad II of Egypt, last King of Egypt and Sudan (1952-53), born in Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Egypt
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr., Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan 16 Roberta Baskin, American correspondent (48 Hours), born in New York, United States
  • Jan 18 Michael Behe, American biochemist & advocate of intelligent design, born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Jan 21 Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • Jan 24 William F. Readdy, American astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79), born in Quonset Point, Rhode Island
  • Jan 25 Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British politician, journalist and human rights campaigner (Peter Tatchell Foundation), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 26 Mario Runco Jr., American astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter, born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (d. 1969)
  • Jan 31 Rosanne Musgrave, English headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • Feb 1 Roger Y. Tsien, American chemist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 John Cornyn, American politician (Senator-R-Texas 2002-), born in Houston, Texas

Park Geun-hye

Feb 2 Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-17), born in Jung-gu, Taegu

  • Feb 3 Jack Fields, American politician (Rep-R-TX, 1981-97), born in Humble, Texas
  • Feb 4 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • Feb 6 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Feb 7 John Hickenlooper, American politician (Senator-D-Colorado 2021-, Governor of Colorado 2011-19), born in Narberth, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 8 Nancy Lord, American physician and Libertarian VP candidate (1992), born in New York City

Lee Hsien Loong

Feb 10 Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore (People's Action Party: 2004-present), born in Singapore

  • Feb 14 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • Feb 18 Veronica "Randy" Crawford, American vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away), born in Macon, Georgia
  • Feb 19 Amy Tan, American novelist (The Joy Luck Club), born in Oakland, California
  • Feb 19 Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexican PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
  • Feb 20 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 22 Bill Frist, American politician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Feb 22 James Philip Bagian, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 25 Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
  • Feb 25 James A. Barcia, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan 1993-2003), born in Bay City, Michigan
  • Feb 29 Bart Stupak, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan 1993-2011), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mar 1 Steven Barnes, American writer
  • Mar 2 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • Mar 6 Lyn Perrin, executive administrator (WIC)
  • Mar 8 George Felix Allen, American politician
  • Mar 8 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • Mar 10 Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician
  • Mar 10 Oupa J. Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)

Douglas Adams

Mar 11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • Mar 12 Eliézer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • Mar 14 J. Fred Muggs, chimpanzee (Today show), born in French Cameroon

Martin Dempsey

Mar 14 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Mar 15 Howard Koh, American state government official
  • Mar 16 Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • Mar 23 Kim Stanley Robinson, American sci-fi author (Mars Trilogy), born in Waukegan, Illinois

Rex Tillerson

Mar 23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-18), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

  • Mar 24 Reinhard Genzel, German astrophysicist (2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on black holes), born in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, West Germany
  • Mar 25 Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • Mar 26 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • Apr 1 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 1 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • Apr 3 Mike Moore, American politician and Attorney General of Mississippi, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Apr 13 David Drew, British politician (MP for Stroud), born in Gloucestershire, England
  • Apr 13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator, born in Cooperstown, New York
  • Apr 15 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Apr 17 Arkan [Željko Ražnatović], Serbian paramilitary leader, born in Brežice, Slovenia (d. 2000)
  • Apr 20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 24 Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer (Hermès), born in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France

Haider al-Abadi

Apr 25 Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi politician, Prime Minister of Iraq (2014-present), born in Baghdad, Iraq

  • Apr 26 Popo Molefe, South African politician and secretary-general (South Africa UDF), born in Sophiatown, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Apr 27 Larry Elder, American political commentator, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 David Icke, English writer and conspiracy theorist, born in Leicester, England
  • Apr 30 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)
  • May 6 Chiaki Naito-Mukai, Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, sk:95)
  • May 7 Amy Heckerling, American director (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 8 Charles J. Camarda, American astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • May 11 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • May 13 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-19), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • May 13 Manfred Langer, Austrian-Dutch disco builder
  • May 14 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • May 15 David Brandon, American businessman (Toys "R" Us, Domino's Pizza), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • May 16 James Herndon, American media psychologist
  • May 17 Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
  • May 18 Diane Duane, American sci-fi author (Door into Fire), born in New York City
  • May 18 Jeana Yeager, American aviator (1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 18 Martin Hoke, American politician (Rep-R-Ohio), born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • May 22 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat, born in Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Martin Parr, British photographer, born in Epsom, England
  • May 25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer (999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Gordon Smith, American politician (U.S. Senator from Oregon), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • May 25 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive (CEO of Time Warner from 2008-18), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • May 29 Louise Cooper, British sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne), (d. 2009)
  • Jun 2 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • Jun 6 Marsha Blackburn, American politician (Senator-R-Tennessee 2019-, Rep-R-TN 2003-19), born in Laurel, Mississippi,
  • Jun 8 Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
  • Jun 8 Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Jun 12 Spencer Abraham, American politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Jun 13 Tony Bruno, American sports talk radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Jun 15 Lorna Young, Scottish promoter of Fairtrade products, born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Jun 16 George Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (2009-11), born in St Paul, Minnesota

Idriss Deby

Jun 18 Idriss Déby, Chadian politician & military officer (President of Chad, 1990–2021), born in Berdoba, Chad (d. 2021)

  • Jun 19 Robert Ainsworth, British MP
  • Jun 20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet and novelist (A Suitable Boy), born in Calcutta, India
  • Jun 21 Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director (Bee Train Production), born in Tokyo
  • Jun 24 Stephen Pusey, British-Irish artist, born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)), born in Taplejung, Nepal (d. 1993)
  • Jun 30 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician, born in Cefalonia, Greece
  • Jul 2 Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
  • Jul 4 Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombian politician (31st President of Colombia), born in Medellín, Colombia
  • Jul 5 David Dreier, American entrepreneur and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 5 Terence T. Henricks, USAF colonel and astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78), born in Bryan, Ohio
  • Jul 6 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Jul 8 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • Jul 8 Marianne Williamson, American writer (Return to Love), spiritual leader, human rights and peace activist, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 10 Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician (Labour Party), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 11 John Kettley, English weather forecaster
  • Jul 12 Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer, born in Šabac, Serbia
  • Jul 14 Franklin Graham, American evangelist, son of Billy Graham, born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Jul 14 Joel Silver, American producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Jul 15 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, American politician (1st Cuban American elected to Congress, Rep-R-Florida 1989-2019), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jul 15 Jill Long, American politician (Rep-D-Indiana 1989-95), born in Warsaw, Indiana
  • Jul 15 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • Jul 16 Robert David Steele, American activist and former CIA officer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 17 Robert R. McCammon, American sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jul 19 Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jul 19 John Griesheimer, American Republican politician, born in Saint Clair, Missouri
  • Jul 19 Robert A. Ficano, American politician and Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 21 John Barrasso [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician (Senator-R-Wyoming 2007-), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 24 Vin Weber, American politician (Rep-R-MN, 1981-93),born in Slayton, Minnesota
  • Jul 26 Scott David Cook, CEO (Intuit-Quicken), born in Glendale, California
  • Jul 28 Maha Vajiralongkorn [Bodindradebayavarangkun], King of Thailand (2016 - Present), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jul 28 Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist (Final Fantasy), born in Shizuoka city, Japan
  • Jul 31 João Barreiros, Portuguese writer (Um Dia com Júlia na Necrosfera), born in Portugal
  • Jul 31 Pritawi Sudarmo, Indonesia, astronaut
  • Aug 1 Zoran Đinđić, 6th Prime Minister of Serbia (2001-03), born in Bosanski Šamac, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2003)
  • Aug 2 Paul David Crews, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in South Carolina
  • Aug 3 Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Aug 3 Frank Schaeffer, American author (Crazy for God), born in Champéry, Switzerland
  • Aug 4 Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician (Mayor of Budapest, 1990-2010), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Aug 5 Hun Sen, Cambodian politician, Prime Minister of Cambodia 1985-), born in Kampong Cham, Cambodia
  • Aug 8 Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
  • Aug 9 Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai politician and activist, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Aug 9 Vicki Morgan, American mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • Aug 10 Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Aug 10 Pepsi Nunes, marine biologist
  • Aug 13 Herb Ritts, American fashion photographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • Aug 13 Tom Marino, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania 2011-2019), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 14 Mark C. Lee, American NASA astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82, sk: 98), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • Aug 17 Dr. Mario Theissen, German F1 team principal (BMW Sauber)
  • Aug 17 Kathryn C. Thornton, American astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Aug 17 Thomas J Hennen, American astronaut (STS 44), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Aug 18 Elayne Boosler, American comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 21 Jiří Paroubek, former Czech prime minister, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Aug 24 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Aug 26 Will Shortz, American crossword editor (New York Times), born in Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Aug 27 Don Miguel Ruiz, Mexican spiritual teacher and author (The Four Agreements), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Aug 27 Roger Stone, American political lobbyist, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Aug 28 Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician (45th President of the National Assembly), born in Montréal, Québec
  • Aug 28 Rita Dove, African-American poet (Thomas and Beulah), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Aug 28 Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman (CEO - Porsche AG), born in Ahlen, Germany
  • Aug 29 Karen Hesse, American children's book writer (Out of the Dust), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 31 Herbert Reul, German politician, born in Langenfeld,, West Germany
  • Sep 2 Earl Pomeroy, American politician (Rep-D-North Dakota 1993-2011), born in Valley City, North Dakota
  • Sep 9 Angela Cartwright, England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)
  • Sep 9 Lee M Morin, cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Sep 10 Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher), born in New York City
  • Sep 10 Vic Toews, Canadian politician, born in Filadelfia, Paraguay
  • Sep 19 Gunnar Hökmark, Swedish politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Ystad, Skåne County, Sweden
  • Sep 21 Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
  • Sep 22 Bob Goodlatte, American politician (Rep-R-Virginia 1993-2019), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Sep 24 Joseph P. Kennedy II, American politician (Rep-D-Massachusetts 1987-99), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 25 Bell Hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins], American author, feminist, educator, and social activist, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • Sep 27 Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • Sep 27 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
  • Sep 29 Max Sandlin, American politician (Rep-D-Texas 1997-2005), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Oct 2 George Meegan, British adventurer who walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska, born in London
  • Oct 4 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England
  • Oct 6 Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer

Vladimir Putin

Oct 7 Vladimir Putin, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

  • Oct 8 Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician (Leader of the Socialist Party), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • Oct 13 Michael R. Clifford, American astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76), born in Norton AFB, California
  • Oct 16 Christopher Cox, American politician (Rep-R-California 1989-2005), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 18 Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
  • Oct 21 Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
  • Oct 26 Abbas al-Musawi, influential Lebanese Shia cleric, and founder and leader of Hezbollah, born in Al-Nabi Shayth, Lebanon (d. 1992)
  • Oct 26 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • Oct 29 Valeri Tokarev, Russian colonel and cosmonaut, born in Kapustin Yar, Soviet Union

Larry Fink

Nov 2 Larry Fink [Laurence Douglas Fink], American chairman and CEO of BlackRock, born in Los Angeles, California

David Ho

Nov 3 David Ho, Taiwanese-American pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, born in Taichung, Taiwan

  • Nov 3 Felix R de Rooy, Curacaos poet/sculptor
  • Nov 5 Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar and environmental activist, born in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Nov 7 David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq (2007-08), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York
  • Nov 8 Christie Ann Hefner, American businesswoman, CEO of Playboy Enterprises (1988-2009) and daughter of Hugh Hefner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Nov 12 Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur (Yucaipa Companies), born in Pomona, California

Merrick Garland

Nov 13 Merrick Garland, American attorney and judge (US Attorney General 2021-), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Nov 16 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist (Biblioteca Marciana), born in Venice, Italy
  • Nov 16 Robin McKinley, American writer (The Hero and the Crown), born in Warren, Ohio
  • Nov 16 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer (Nintendo, creator of Mario and The Legend of Zelda), born in Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan

About 1952

How Old? 69 or 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Feb 6, 1951 - Jan 26, 1952),
Dragon (Jan 27, 1952 - Feb 13, 1953)