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Birthdays in History in 1958

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 Donna Rice Hughes, American author & speaker, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 7 Peter Mokaba, South African politician (South African Youth Congress), born in Pietersburg, South Africa
  • Jan 9 Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II, born in Hekimhan, Turkey
  • Jan 9 Stephen Neale, British philosopher
  • Jan 11 Diego León Montoya Sánchez, former Colombian crime boss
  • Jan 14 Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 15 Boris Tadić, President of Serbia, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jan 16 Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
  • Jan 16 Lena Ek, Swedish politician
  • Jan 18 Jeffrey N Williams, United States Army officer & NASA astronaut, born in Village of Superior, Wisconsin
  • Jan 19 Thomas Kinkade, American painter, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)
  • Jan 25 Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier, born in Reutte, Austria
  • Jan 27 Alan Milburn, British MP
  • Jan 27 James Grippando, American novelist
  • Jan 27 Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
  • Feb 3 Joe Frank Edwards Jr, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 89), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • Feb 3 N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
  • Feb 4 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright and artist, born in Graz (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
  • Feb 7 Matt Ridley, British science writer
  • Feb 13 Marc Fox, British percussionist (Haircut 100-Nobody's Fool)
  • Feb 13 Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist, born in London, Canada
  • Feb 14 Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 15 Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
  • Feb 16 Michael W. Burns, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 18 Derek Riggs, British artist, born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Feb 19 Helen Fielding, English writer (Bridget Jones), born in Morley, England
  • Feb 21 Jake Steinfeld, exercise expert (Body by Jake)
  • Feb 26 Susan J. Helms, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Feb 26 Karen Berger, American comic book editor, born in New York City
  • Feb 26 Michel Houellebecq, French novelist, born in Saint-Pierre, Réunion
  • Feb 26 Tim Kaine, US Senator (D-Vir) and 2016 Democratic nominee for Vice President, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 27 Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Mar 1 Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist
  • Mar 2 Peter Arnold, American architect
  • Mar 3 Marc Silvestri, American comic book artist and publisher (Top Cow Productions)
  • Mar 4 Lennie Lee, British artist
  • Mar 7 Alan Hale, American astronomer (Comet Hale–Bopp), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 11 Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
  • Mar 11 Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • Mar 11 Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq

  • Mar 13 Rick Lazio, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Amityville, New York

Person of interestDanny Meyer

Mar 14 Danny Meyer, American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack Danny Meyer
Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack
Danny Meyer

Person of interestJorge Ramos

Mar 16 Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor, born in Mexico City

News Anchor Jorge Ramos
News Anchor
Jorge Ramos
  • Mar 16 Kate Worley, American comic book writer (d. 2004)
  • Mar 22 Laurie David, American political activist
  • Mar 25 Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
  • Mar 25 Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician
  • Mar 27 Susan Molinari, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Cammie Lusko, Guinness' World Strongest Woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 9 Nigel Slater, English cook and writer (The Observer), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • Apr 15 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British novelist (The Jack Haldean Murder Series), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Apr 15 Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer and dub poet, born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England
  • Apr 21 Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
  • Apr 21 Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
  • Apr 24 Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer, born in London

Person of interestKeith Haring

May 4 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • May 5 Ron Arad, Israeli Air Force weapon systems officer (WSO) who is officially classified as missing in action since October 1986, born in Hod HaSharon, Israel
  • May 10 Ellen Ochoa, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 10 Rick Santorum, (Rep-R-Penn)
  • May 10 Yu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
  • May 12 Christian Brando, son of Marlon/killed sisters boyfriend
  • May 12 Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist
  • May 21 Jefery Levy, American television director
  • May 23 Thomas Reiter, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
  • May 23 Mitch Albom, American writer
  • May 25 Dorothy Straight, American 4 year old author (How the World Began), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 29 Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • May 30 Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 30 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • May 31 Mkhuseli Jack, South African UDF-leader (consumer boycots)
  • Jun 1 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • Jun 3 Ibrahim Hussein, marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92)
  • Jun 5 Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
  • Jun 5 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai businessman, sports team owner (Leicester City FC), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2018)
  • Jun 7 Francesca Thyssen, Swiss art collector, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jun 7 Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Jun 9 Donald Michael Santini, Mass, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jun 12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Argentine-American astronaut, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician, born in Damascus, Syria
  • Jun 21 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 24 Victor M Gerena, American security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Glen Stewart Godwin, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 2 Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
  • Jul 3 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 5 Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 5 William "Bill" Watterson, American cartoonist known for being author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (1985-95), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 8 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Tel Aviv
  • Jul 8 Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 15 Mac Thornberry, American politician
  • Jul 16 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist, born in Monaco
  • Jul 16 Mike Rogers, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Jul 18 Margo Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Aug 4 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
  • Aug 8 Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)
  • Aug 10 Rami Hamdallah, Palestinian politician, academic and Prime Minister of Palestine (2014-present), born in Anabta, West Bank
  • Aug 13 Randall Shughart, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1993)
  • Aug 13 Domenico Dolce, Italian fashion designer (Dolce & Gabbana), born in Polizzi Generosa, Italy
  • Aug 15 Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
  • Aug 16 Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)
  • Aug 19 Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
  • Aug 24 Tracy Harris, American artist, born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Aug 24 Chris Offutt, American writer (The Good Brother), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Aug 27 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • Aug 27 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • Aug 27 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Aug 30 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 David H Mattheisen, Blue Island Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • Sep 10 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • Sep 14 John Bennett Herrington,American astronaut and USN aviator, born in Wetumka, Oklahoma
  • Sep 15 Lesley Player, Redhill England, Sarah Fergusson's father's lover

  • Sep 18 Don Geronimo, American radio personality (Don and Mike Show)
  • Sep 21 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • Sep 22 Vasili Yuriyevich Lukiyanyuk, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 22 Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
  • Sep 25 Eamonn Healy, Irish professor of chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, born in Newcastle West, Ireland
  • Sep 26 Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • Sep 28 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • Oct 5 Brent W. Jett Jr, American naval officer and NASA astronaut (STS 72, sk:81), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Oct 5 André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut
  • Oct 6 Joseph Finder, American novelist
  • Oct 8 Steve Coll, American journalist (The New Yorker) and writer (The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 8 Ursula von der Leyen, German politician, Minister of Defense, born in Ixelles, Brussels
  • Oct 10 John M. Grunsfeld, American physicist and astronaut (STS 67, 81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Maria Cantwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Person of interestJamal Khashoggi

Oct 13 Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian progressive journalist, author, and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), born in Medina, Saudi Arabia (d. 2018)

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • Oct 20 Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author
  • Oct 23 Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
  • Oct 27 Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • Oct 29 David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • Nov 1 Jim Steinmeyer, Illusion creator
  • Nov 4 Anne Sweeney, American television executive
  • Nov 7 Lori Saldaña, American politician (California State Assembly), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 12 Nick Stellino, Italian-American television chef
  • Nov 16 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • Nov 16 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • Nov 20 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist
  • Nov 26 Steve Buyer, (Rep-R-Indiana)
  • Nov 28 Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • Nov 29 Mario Petrucci, Anglo-Italian Poet and Ecologist
  • Nov 30 Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
  • Dec 2 George Saunders, American writer (Lincoln in the Bardo), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Dec 9 Nancy J Currie, Mjr Army/astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Dec 20 Steve Sailer, American political commentator
  • Dec 27 Steffen Mensching, writer
  • Dec 28 Carl Marsden, bodyguard
  • Dec 30 Steven L Smith, astronaut (STS 68, 82), born in Phoenix, Arizona

About 1958

How Old? 60 or 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Jan 1 - Feb 17), Dog (Feb 18 - Dec 31)