Birthdays in History in 1954

About 1954

How Old? 63 or 64 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Feb 2), Horse (Feb 3 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 201

  • Jan 1 Bob Menendez, American politician
  • Jan 2 Henry Bonilla, American politician
  • Jan 3 Ned Lamont, American businessman
  • Jan 6 Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
  • Jan 6 Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer

Person of interestHoward Stern

Jan 12 Howard Stern, American radio personality and "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK), born in Queens, New York

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 15 Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • Jan 17 Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • Jan 17 Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
  • Jan 19 Cindy Sherman, American photographer and director, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • Jan 22 Peter Pilz, Austrian politician
  • Jan 25 Kim Gandy, American feminist
  • Jan 26 Martin Dunn, British editor (Today)
  • Jan 27 Peter Laird, American comic-book artist
  • Jan 27 Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
  • Jan 28 Rick Warren, American pastor and author
  • Feb 7 Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • Feb 9 Ulrich Walter, German FR, cosmonaut
  • Feb 9 Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • Feb 9 Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • Feb 9 Kevin Warwick, Cyborg Scientist
  • Feb 9 Gina Rhinehart, Australian mining magnate (Australia's richest person), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Feb 12 Philip Zimmermann, US cryptographer, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Feb 16 Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 20 Patty Hearst Shaw, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 20 Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
  • Feb 23 Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
  • Feb 24 Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby
  • Feb 26 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey, born in Kasımpaşa, Istanbul
  • Mar 2 Stone Phumelele Sizani, South African treasurer (UDF)
  • Mar 4 Mark Chorvinsky, American author, editor and publisher of "Strange Magazine," born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Mar 4 François Fillon, French politician and Prime Minister of France (2007-12), born in Le Mans, Sarthe, France
  • Mar 9 Bobby Sands, Irish IRA member and leader of the hunger strike at Maze Prison where he died, born in Newtownabbey, Northern Abbey (d. 1981)
  • Mar 11 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • Mar 12 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai
  • Mar 16 Colin Ireland, Kent, England, serial killer ('Gay Slayer'/ Coleherne killer), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 18 James F Reilly II, Mt Home AFB Idaho, PhD/astronaut (STS 89, sk:100)
  • Mar 19 Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
  • Mar 20 Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
  • Mar 24 Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
  • Mar 26 Piers Gardner, director (British Institute of Intl & Comparative Law)
  • Mar 28 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • Mar 29 Karen Ann Quinlan, American famous comatose patient (right to die case), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 5 Michael W Butler, computer programmer (created TODAY program)
  • Apr 8 G.V. Loganathan, American professor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Iain Duncan Smith, British politician, Leader of the Conservative Party (2001-03), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apr 13 Barbara Roche, British politician (L), immigration minister
  • Apr 14 Bruce Sterling, American sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)
  • Apr 24 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 29 Bill Paxon, (Rep-R-New York)
  • May 1 Joel Rosenberg, sci-fi author

  • May 2 Bulelani Ngcuka, South African attorney and leader (UDF), born in Middlerift, South Africa
  • May 4 Doug Jones, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Alabama 2017-), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • May 6 Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • May 6 Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician
  • May 10 Jeff Apple, producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 14 Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • May 15 Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
  • May 16 Dafydd "Dave" Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • May 16 Joseph Polchinski, American leading theoretical physicist (multiverse), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2018)
  • May 17 John Iles, dolby supervisor (Elephant Man, Richard III)
  • May 20 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russian doctor/cosmonaut
  • May 20 David Paterson, American politician
  • May 20 Cindy Hensley McCain, wife of John McCain
  • May 20 Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
  • May 22 Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-born American electronic engineer (invented the Blue LED), born in Ikata, Japan
  • May 25 Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
  • May 26 Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • May 26 Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • May 27 Pauline Hanson, Australian politician
  • May 28 George E Mahlberg, Astrophysicist, Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson CA (1974-78)
  • May 28 John Tory, Canadian politician
  • Jun 6 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 6 Cynthia Rylant, American author
  • Jun 7 Louise Erdrich, American author (Love Medicine, The Bingo Palace), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • Jun 8 Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister
  • Jun 9 George Pérez, American comic book artist
  • Jun 9 Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer
  • Jun 12 Neil Oatley, English engineer
  • Jun 13 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
  • Jun 13 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist (Minister of Finance 2011-15), born in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
  • Jun 15 Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan hotel manager
  • Jun 16 Jeffrey S Ashby, astronaut (sk: STS 85), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 19 Jim Cooper, (Rep-D-TN, 1983- )
  • Jun 19 Michael O'Brien, British MP
  • Jun 20 Ilan Ramon, Israeli combat pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • Jun 21 Mark Kimmitt, American Army general, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2008-9), born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Jun 21 Robert Menasse, Austrian writer
  • Jun 22 Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Jun 28 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), born in Edinburgh (d. 2016)
  • Jun 30 Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Serzh Sargsyan, Armenian politician, President of Armenia (2008-18), born in Stepanakert, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
  • Jul 1 Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 5 Leni Björklund, Swedish politician
  • Jul 7 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 16 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American activist and politician, born in Eldorado, Illinois

Person of interestAngela Merkel

Jul 17 Angela Merkel, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (2005-), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Jul 17 J. Michael Straczynski, American author
  • Jul 19 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist and foreign affairs editor (Chronicles), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jul 26 Lawrence Watt-Evans, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu), born in Arlington, Massachusetts
  • Jul 27 G. S. Bali, Indian politician, born in Kangra, India

Person of interestHugo Chávez

Jul 28 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (1998-2013), born in Sabaneta, Barinas State, Venezuela (d. 2013)

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Jul 28 Gerd Faltings, German mathematician, born in Buer, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Aug 2 James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian
  • Aug 3 Denise Craig, WBL forward (Dayton Rockettes, NY Stars)
  • Aug 6 Carl C Perkins, (Rep-D-KY, 1984- )

Person of interestFrançois Hollande

Aug 12 François Hollande, 24th President of France (Socialist: 2012-), born in Rouen, France

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • Aug 13 Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Aug 13 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14 Monica Baltodano, Leon, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution commander
  • Aug 15 Mary Jo Salter, American poet

Person of interestStieg Larsson

Aug 15 Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden (d. 2004)

  • Aug 18 Umberto Guidoni, PhD/astronaut (STS 75), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 20 Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey (d. 2007)
  • Aug 26 Efren Reyes, Filipino pool player
  • Aug 27 Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 George Church, American geneticist and synthetic biologist, born in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • Aug 29 Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 30 Gerard Hadders, Dutch postage stamp designer (1991 children stamp), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 30 Alexander Lukashenko, 1st President of Belarus, born in Kopys, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Aug 31 Tula, [Barry Kenneth Cossey], England, transsexual (For Your Eyes Only)
  • Sep 1 Gabor Ormai, viola Player
  • Sep 2 Andrej Babiš, Czech businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Czech republic (2017-), born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 5 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive, born in Utah
  • Sep 6 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981) (d. 2014)
  • Sep 6 Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and political (R) candidate, born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 8 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandal
  • Sep 12 Russell G. Alexander, creator of Today In History v1.2
  • Sep 12 Jeff Jarvis, American journalist (This WEEK in GOOGLE)
  • Sep 15 7th marquess of Bristol, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 15 Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (d. 2007)

Person of interestLloyd Blankfein

Sep 15 Lloyd Blankfein, American CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, born in NYC, New York

CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein
CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs
Lloyd Blankfein
  • Sep 18 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • Sep 18 Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut (STS 87), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 20 Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
  • Sep 20 Brinke Stevens, [Charlene Brinkman] Ca, actress (Slumber Party Massacre)

Person of interestShinzō Abe

Sep 21 Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (2006-07 and 2012-), born in Nagato, Japan

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • Sep 23 Cherie Blair [née Booth], English wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, born in Bury, England
  • Sep 24 Stephen Jones, art historian
  • Sep 27 Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • Sep 29 Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society)
  • Oct 1 Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", born in Murgon, Queensland (d. 1999)

Person of interestAl Sharpton

Oct 3 Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], American minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • Oct 10 "Maestro" Jimmy Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues)
  • Oct 12 Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host and producer (Evening Rush Hour), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Oct 13 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician
  • Oct 13 Claude Ribbe, French historian
  • Oct 14 Carole Malone, English newspaper columnist
  • Oct 19 Deborah Blum, American writer
  • Oct 20 Günter Müller, German sound artist, improvisor and percussionist
  • Oct 21 Brian Tobin, Canadian premier of Newfoundland
  • Oct 22 Carla Dunlap, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 24 Brad Sherman, American politician
  • Oct 24 Thomas J. Mulcair, Quebec politician
  • Oct 24 Mike Rounds, American politician
  • Oct 24 Malcolm Turnbull, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2015-), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 24 Wang Jianlin, Chinese businessman and founder of Dalian Wanda Group, born in Cangxi County, Sichuan Province
  • Oct 26 Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, Mozambican politician, Prime Minister of Mozambique (2015-), born in Maxixe, Mozambique
  • Oct 30 Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer, born in Lima, Peru
  • Nov 2 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 3 Godzilla, Japanese monster (Godzilla)
  • Nov 3 Kevin P Chilton, American General, test pilot and NASA astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Catherine Crier, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 8 Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director
  • Nov 8 Kazuo Ishiguro, British author (An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans), born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Nov 11 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • Nov 13 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems

Person of interestCondoleezza Rice

Nov 14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • Nov 15 Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Białogard Poland, politician and President of Poland (1995-2005)
  • Nov 16 Andrea Barrett, American author
  • Nov 16 Dick Gross, Australian politician
  • Nov 17 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Nov 18 Guy Innes-Ker duke of Roxburghe, English large landowner
  • Nov 19 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, 6th President of Egypt (2014-present), born in Zagazig, Cairo
  • Nov 20 Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
  • Nov 20 Berit Andnor, Swedish politician
  • Nov 22 Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, Prime Minister (2016-2018), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 23 Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
  • Nov 26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • Nov 26 Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan militant leader
  • Dec 3 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • Dec 7 Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Italian entertainer
  • Dec 7 Mark Hofmann, American forger, bomber and convicted murderer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dec 8 Harold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
  • Dec 9 Herman Finkers, Dutch cabaret performer
  • Dec 9 Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg politician, President of the European Commission (2014-), born in Redange, Luxembourg
  • Dec 11 Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic engineer
  • Dec 11 Santiago Creel, Mexican politician
  • Dec 12 Liz Claman, American television anchor
  • Dec 13 Tamora Pierce, American author
  • Dec 14 Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55)
  • Dec 14 Steven Glenwood MacLean, astronaut (STS 52), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dec 15 Alex Cox, director (Repo Man)
  • Dec 15 Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY & NEWDAY)/ratledgm@spawar.navy.mil
  • Dec 20 Sandra Cisneros, American writer
  • Dec 22 Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader

Person of interestJoaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

Dec 25 Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Mexican drug lord and escape artist, born in La Tuna, Sinaloa, Mexico (or April 4th, 1957)

  • Dec 26 Peter Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, philanthropist and son of Sir Edmund Hillary, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 29 Prince Takamado of Japan (d. 2002)
  • Dec 31 Alex Salmond, Scottish politician (Scottish National Party) First Minister of Scotland (2007-14), born in Linlithgow, Scotland