Historical Figures Born in 1958

  • 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, born in England
  • Jan 11 Diego León Montoya Sánchez, Colombian crime boss and leader of the Norte del Valle drug cartel, born in Trujillo, Colombia
  • Jan 14 Colin Ferguson, Jamaican 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, Kazakhstani-Russian mountaineer, born in Korkino, Russia (d. 1997)
  • Jan 16 Lena Ek, Swedish politician, born in Mönsterås, Sweden
  • 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 1 Kevin McCarra, Scottish sports journalist (The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday, The Times), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Feb 3 Joe Frank Edwards Jr, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 89), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 3 N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
  • Feb 4 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
  • Feb 4 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright and artist, born in Graz (d. 1994)
  • Feb 7 Matt Ridley, British science writer
  • Feb 13 Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist, born in London, Canada
  • Feb 15 Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
  • Feb 16 Michael W. Burns, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 19 Helen Fielding, English writer (Bridget Jones), born in Morley, England
  • Feb 21 Jake Steinfeld, American exercise expert (Body by Jake), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 22 Kais Saied, Tunisian politician, President of Tunisia (2019-), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 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 Susan J. Helms, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Feb 26 Tim Kaine, US Senator (D-Virginia, 2016 Democratic nominee for Vice President, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 27 Maggie Hassan, American politician (Senator-D-New Hampshire 2017-, Governor of New Hampshire 2013-17), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 27 Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Mar 1 Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Mar 2 Peter Arnold, American architect
  • Mar 3 Marc Silvestri, American comic book artist and publisher (Top Cow Productions)
  • Mar 4 Lennie Lee, British counterculture artist
  • Mar 4 Tina Smith, American politician (Senator-D-Minnesota 2018-), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Mar 7 Alan Hale, American astronomer (Comet Hale–Bopp), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 11 Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • Mar 11 Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
  • Mar 11 Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
  • Mar 13 Rick Lazio, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Amityville, New York

Danny MeyerDanny Meyer (64 years old)

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

Jorge RamosJorge Ramos (64 years old)

Mar 16 Mexican-American Spanish-language new anchor (Noticiero Univision) and journalist, born in Mexico City

  • Mar 16 Kate Worley, American comic book writer (Omaha the Cat Dancer), born in Belleville, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Mar 22 Fatih Birol, Turkish economist and energy expert (International Energy Agency), born in Ankara, Turkey
  • Mar 22 Laurie David, American political activist
  • Mar 25 Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician
  • Mar 25 Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
  • Mar 27 Susan Molinari, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 29 Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Director-General of the National Trust, born in Alston, Cumbria
  • Mar 30 Peter Ellis, New Zealand convicted child abuser, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2019)
  • 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 Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer and dub poet, born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England
  • Apr 15 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British novelist (The Jack Haldean Murder Series), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • 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
  • Apr 27 David Barnes, New Zealand sailor (470 world champion 1981, 83, 84), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2020)

Keith HaringKeith Haring (1958-1990)

May 4 American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, born in Reading, Pennsylvania

  • 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, American politician (Rep-R-Penn 1995-2007), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • May 10 Yu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series
  • May 12 Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist
  • May 12 Christian Brando, son of Marlon who killed his sisters boyfriend, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • May 23 Mitch Albom, American writer
  • May 23 Thomas Reiter, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
  • May 25 Dorothy Straight, American 4 year old author (How the World Began), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 29 Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal and murderer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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, Kenyan marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92), born in Kapsabet, Kenya
  • Jun 5 Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros, born in Mutsamudu, 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 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 20 Droupadi Murmu, Indian tribal politician (President of India 2022-), born in Mayurbhanj district, India
  • Jun 20 Mark Milley, American general (Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff 2019-), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • Jun 21 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major and 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 1 Louise Penny, Canadian mystery novelist (State of Terror), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 7 Michala Petri, Danish recorder player born in Hobro, Denmark
  • Jul 8 Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 8 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Tel Aviv
  • Jul 14 Anne Hegerty, British TV quiz show host (The Chaser), born in London, England
  • Jul 15 William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry, American politician (US Representative for Texas (R), 1995-2021), born in Clarendon, Texas
  • Jul 16 Mike Rogers, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Jul 16 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist, born in Monaco
  • Jul 18 Margo Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Chi Chia-wei, Taiwanese gay rights activist, born in Taiwan
  • Aug 4 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Aug 4 Phil Scott, American politician, Governor of Vermont (2017-), born in Barre, Vermont
  • 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 Domenico Dolce, Italian fashion designer (Dolce & Gabbana), born in Polizzi Generosa, Italy
  • Aug 13 Randall Shughart, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1993)
  • 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 (Leader of the Liberal Party 2007-8), born in Coburg, Australia
  • Aug 24 Chris Offutt, American writer (The Good Brother), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Aug 24 Tracy Harris, American artist, born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Aug 27 Kathy Hochul, American lawyer and politician, 1st female Governor of New York (2021-), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 27 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • Aug 27 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Aug 27 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • Aug 30 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 David H. Mattheisen, American engineer and astronaut (STS 73 alt), born in Blue Island, Illinois
  • Sep 10 Chris Columbus, American film writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months), born in Spangler, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 14 John Bennett Herrington, American astronaut and USN aviator, born in Wetumka, Oklahoma
  • Sep 15 Lesley Player, English lover of Sarah Ferguson's father, born in Redhill, England
  • Sep 18 Don Geronimo, American radio personality (Don and Mike Show)
  • Sep 21 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • Sep 22 Neil Cavuto, American television commentator (Fox), born in Westbury, New York
  • 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, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Sep 28 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • Oct 5 André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut
  • Oct 5 Brent W. Jett Jr, American naval officer and NASA astronaut (STS 72, sk:81), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 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, 1st woman elected President of European Commission, born in Ixelles, Brussels
  • Oct 10 John M. Grunsfeld, American physicist and astronaut (STS 67, 81), born in Chicago, Illinois

Jamal KhashoggiJamal Khashoggi (1958-2018)

Oct 13 Saudi Arabian progressive journalist, author, and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel who was brutally murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, born in Medina, Saudi Arabia

  • Oct 13 Maria Cantwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 20 Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author (Nightrunner series), born in Maine
  • Oct 21 Andre Geim, Russian-British physicist (2010 Nobel Prize for isolation of Graphene), born in Sochi, Russia [1]
  • Oct 23 Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 27 Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • Oct 29 David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker, born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Nov 1 Jim Steinmeyer, American inventor and designer of magical illusions, born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Nov 7 Lori Saldaña, American politician (California State Assembly), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 12 Nick Stellino, Italian-American television chef
  • Nov 16 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • Nov 16 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • Nov 20 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Nov 26 Steve Buyer, American politician (Rep-R-Indiana), born in Rensselaer, Indiana
  • Nov 28 Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • Nov 29 Mario Petrucci, Anglo-Italian Poet and Ecologist
  • Nov 30 Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder
  • Dec 1 Gary Peters, American politician (Senator-D-Michigan 2015-, Rep-D-Michigan 2009-15), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Dec 2 George Saunders, American writer (Lincoln in the Bardo), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Dec 20 Steve Sailer, American political commentator
  • Dec 23 Paula-Mae Weekes, Trinidadian politician and jurist (1st female President of Trinidad and Tobago 2018-), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad

Michael FlynnMichael Flynn (64 years old)

Dec 24 American general and National Security Advisor (2017), born in Middletown, Rhode Island

  • Dec 27 Steffen Mensching, writer
  • Dec 28 Carl Marsden, bodyguard
  • Dec 29 Nancy J. Currie-Gregg, U.S. Army officer and astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Dec 30 Steven L Smith, astronaut (STS 68, 82), born in Phoenix, Arizona

About 1958

How Old? 64 or 65 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Jan 31, 1957 - Feb 17, 1958),
Dog (Feb 18, 1958 - Feb 7, 1959)