On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1957

  • Jan 1 Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician
  • Jan 6 Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86), born in Louth, United Kingdom
  • Jan 7 Nicholson Baker, American novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon, born in The Dalles, Oregon
  • Jan 13 Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • Jan 14 Anchee Min, Chinese writer, born in Shanghai, China
  • Jan 15 Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 David Inge, American politician, Governor of Hawaii (2014-), born in Pearl City, Hawaii
  • Jan 17 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • Jan 19 Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Francis Wheen, English writer & journalist, born in England
  • Jan 23 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Jan 23 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 25 Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician, born in Kronoberg County, Sweden
  • Jan 25 Andrew P. Harris, American politician & physician, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25 Luis Garavito [The Beast, Tribilín], Colombian serial killer described as "the world's worst serial killer" (138-300+ victims), born in Génova, Quindío, Colombia

  • Jan 29 Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
  • Feb 1 Donna Adamek, American tenpin bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81), born in Duarte, California
  • Feb 2 Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
  • Feb 4 Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
  • Feb 9 Mohammed Valli Moosa, South African leader (UDF)
  • Feb 13 Denise Austin, US fitness instructor & author, born in San Pedro, California
  • Feb 15 Bienvenida Buck, Spanish lover of Peter Harding, born in Velencia Spain
  • Feb 18 Bruce Rauner, American politician (Governor of Illinois, 2015–), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 25 Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
  • Feb 26 David Muldrow Beasley, American politician, born in Darlington, South Carolina
  • Feb 28 Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
  • Mar 4 Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 5 Tim Holden, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania 1993-2013), born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 7 Robert Harris, British TV reporter, journalist and author (Fatherland, Enigma), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Mar 9 Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician, leader of Swedish Social Democratic Party, born in Sollefteå, Västernorrland County, Sweden

Person of interestOsama bin Laden

Mar 10 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2011)

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • Mar 11 The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2016)
  • Mar 11 Qasem Soleimani, Iranian major general of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, born in Kerman, Iran (d. 2020)
  • Mar 13 John Hoeven, American politician, governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Mar 14 Andrew Robinson, British author

  • Mar 14 Tad Williams, American fantasy and science fiction author, born in San Jose, California
  • Mar 14 Mark Gordon, American politician, Governor of Wyoming (2019-), born in New York City
  • Mar 16 Pearl Moore, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Mar 18 Christer Fuglesang, physicist/astronaut (Mir backup), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 20 David Foster, Australian woodchopper
  • Mar 24 Scott J Horowitz, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Nicholas Hawkins, British politician (Conservatives 1992-2005)
  • Mar 30 Elena V Kondakova, cosmonaut (STS 84), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 30 Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM 20, STS 84)
  • Mar 31 Patrick G Forrester, Army Lt Colonel and astronaut, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Apr 1 Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Apr 6 Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
  • Apr 9 Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer, born in Genk, Belgium
  • Apr 10 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, born in Kano, Kano State
  • Apr 13 Amy Goodman, American activist and host of Democracy Now, born in Bay Shore, New York
  • Apr 17 Nick Hornby, English writer (High Fidelity), born in Redhill, Surrey
  • Apr 19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • Apr 22 Ethel White, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Apr 22 Donald Tusk, Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland (2007-14), President of the European Council 2014-), born in Gdańsk, Poland
  • Apr 28 Leopold Eyharts, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
  • Apr 29 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30 Duane G Carey, American major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 30 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
  • May 1 Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
  • May 1 Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 2 Domonic L. Pudwill Gorie, American NASA astronaut (sk: STS-91), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • May 9 Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
  • May 11 Luca Urbani, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 13 Claudie Andre-Deshays, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • May 13 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • May 13 Carrie Lam, Chinese politician, Chief Executive of Hong Kong (2017-), born in Hong Kong
  • May 14 William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
  • May 15 Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)
  • May 21 Nadine Dorries, British politician
  • May 22 Lisa Murkowski, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska), born in Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska
  • May 24 John G. Rowland, American politician (86th Governor of Connecticut), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • May 25 Edward Lee, American writer (Mr. Torso), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 26 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • May 26 Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • May 27 Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
  • May 28 Walter R. Tucker III, American politician (Rep-D-California 1993-95), born in Compton, California
  • May 29 Jeb Hensarling, American politician
  • May 30 Allison Roe, marathoner (NYC-1981), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 30 Hervé Leroux, French fashion designer and founder of Hervé Léger fashion house, born in Bapaume, France (d. 2017)
  • May 31 Stephen Jones, English milliner (John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood), born in the Wirral Peninsula, England

Person of interestJeffrey Hawkins

Jun 1 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • Jun 2 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • Jun 7 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • Jun 8 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • Jun 13 Roy Cooper, American politician, Governor of North Carolina (2017-), born in Nashville, North Carolina
  • Jun 19 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 21 Berkeley Breathed, American cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland), born in Encino, Los Angeles

  • Jun 22 Danny Baker, English writer and radio DJ, born in Deptford, London, England
  • Jun 26 Philippe Couillard, 31st Premier of Quebec and Minister of Health, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 28 Georgi Parvanov, 3rd President of Bulgaria (2002-12), born in Sirishtnik, Bulgaria
  • Jul 1 Grant Dalton, New Zealand sailor (Whitbread Round the World, American's Cup), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 4 Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand, the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, born in Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall Dusit Palace, Bangkok
  • Jul 5 David Hanson, British Labour politician, born in Liverpool
  • Jul 9 Tim Kring, American writer and producer, born in El Dorado County, California
  • Jul 10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war and political activist, born in Inglewood, California
  • Jul 12 Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
  • Jul 13 Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera
  • Jul 15 Kate Kellaway, English literary critic
  • Jul 16 Alan Donnelly, British Labour Party politician, born in Jarrow, England
  • Jul 16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer (Igra Na Chuzhom Pole), born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jul 21 Stefan Lofven, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (2014-18), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 25 Daniel W. Bursch, NASA astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 25 Ray Billingsley, American comic strip cartoonist (Curtis), born in Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Jul 27 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • Jul 29 Virginia Maria "Ginni" Rometty, American chairwoman, president and CEO of IBM, born in Chigago, Illinois
  • Jul 30 Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer (played in World Cup 1986, 90), born in Monje, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Aug 4 Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • Aug 4 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • Aug 5 Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, Commander of the International Space Station 2013), born in Magadan, Soviet Union
  • Aug 6 Jim McGreevey, American politician
  • Aug 11 Masayoshi Son, Korean-Japanese chief executive of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of Sprint Corporation, born in Tosu, Saga
  • Aug 16 Phil Murphy, American financier and politician, Governor of New Jersey (2018-), born in Needham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
  • Aug 21 Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)

Person of interestAi Weiwei

Aug 28 Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and activist (Sunflower Seeds, Remembering), born in Beijing, China

Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist and Activist
Ai Weiwei
  • Sep 3 Garth Ancier, American television executive
  • Sep 6 Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • Sep 6 José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal (2005-11) indicted for corruption, born in Porto, Portugal
  • Sep 7 Melvin Edward Mays, one of FBI's most wanted
  • Sep 9 Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • Sep 13 John G. Trueschler, American politician (member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 17 David Bintley, choreographer
  • Sep 19 Dennis Cowan, British rocker (The Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Richard M. Linnehan, American astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Sep 20 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • Sep 21 Kevin Rudd, Australian politician, Prime Minister (2013), born in Nambour, Queensland
  • Sep 24 Brad Bird, American director (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), born in Kalispell, Montana
  • Sep 30 Gladys Portugues, American atress, Mrs Jean-Claude Van Damme (It's Alive 3), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 3 Tim Westwood, Pimp My Ride UK presenter and DJ
  • Oct 4 Gregory T. Linteris, American astronaut and payload specialist (STS-83, STS-94), born in Demarest, New Jersey
  • Oct 5 Mark Geragos, American attorney
  • Oct 8 Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Oct 9 Yuri Usachyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23), born in Donetsk, Russia
  • Oct 10 Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist, born in Niigata, Japan
  • Oct 11 Paul Sereno, American paleontologist (discovered several new dinosaur species), born in Aurora, Illinois
  • Oct 14 Michel Després, Quebec politician
  • Oct 15 Stacy Peralta, American director (Dogtown and Z-Boys), born in Venice, California
  • Oct 18 Doug Isaacson, Alaskan politician
  • Oct 19 Ray Richmond, American columnist and critic
  • Oct 19 Doug Kirby, American author and travel guide
  • Oct 21 Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 23 Paul Kagame, Rwandan leader, head of Rwandan Patriotic Front, President of Rwanda (2000-), born in Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi
  • Oct 30 Aleksandr Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Nov 4 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • Nov 6 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist, born in Bremen, Germany
  • Nov 12 Tim Samaras, Lakewood, Col., tornado chaser (Storm Chasers), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany

  • Nov 13 Greg Abbott, American politician, Governor of Texas (2015-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Nov 14 Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer
  • Nov 16 Frank Milton "Pete" Higgins II, VP (Microsoft Desktop)
  • Nov 18 Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet
  • Nov 18 J.C. Watts (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 4th district, in office Jan 3, 1995 - Jan 3, 2003
  • Nov 19 Kathy Sanborn, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 19 Sharon Farrah, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Nov 25 Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor
  • Nov 27 Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie's daughter
  • Nov 27 Terri R Adams, educator (teacher in space)
  • Nov 27 Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer
  • Nov 29 Matthew Rubel, CEO of Collective Brands Licensing
  • Nov 30 Joël Champetier, French Canadian author
  • Dec 2 Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician (leader of the Christian Democratic Party 2004–2011), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 4 Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestAndrew Cuomo

Dec 6 Andrew Cuomo, American politician and Governor of New York (2011-), born in NYC, New York

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
NY Governor
Andrew Cuomo
  • Dec 7 Tom Winsor, British lawyer and economic regulator, born in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland
  • Dec 10 Prem Rawat "Guru Maharajji and Maharaji", American-Indian spiritual leader and speaker, born in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
  • Dec 12 Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright, born in Quebec, Canada
  • Dec 13 Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman, born in Grenoble, France
  • Dec 15 Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)
  • Dec 22 Susan Powter, Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author (The Susan Powter Show), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 22 Carole James, Canadian politician, born in Dukinfield, United Kingdom
  • Dec 24 Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, born in Kandahar, Afghanistan

About 1957

How Old? 62 or 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Jan 30), Rooster (Jan 31 - Dec 31)