Historical Figures Born in 1962

  • Jan 1 Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut
  • Jan 3 Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • Jan 7 Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician, born in Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
  • Jan 10 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Jan 12 Joe Quesada, American comic book writer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 14 Michael McCaul, American politician, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 15 Creflo Dollar, American televangelist, born in College Park, Georgia
  • Jan 16 Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician, born in Bellingen, Australia
  • Jan 17 Sebastian Junger, American journalist & author, born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • Jan 21 Tyler Cowen, American economist
  • Jan 22 Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, born in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Jan 23 Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist, born in Cádiz, Spain
  • Jan 28 Patrice Motsepe, South African mining businessman, Africa's 1st black billionaire (African Rainbow Minerals), born in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa
  • Jan 29 Olga Tokarczuk, Polish writer (Primeval and Other Times), 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, born in Sulechów, Poland
  • Jan 30 Abdullah II of Jordan, King of Jordan (1999-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • Jan 30 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist, born in Tustin, California
  • Feb 1 Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist (Superflat), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 4 Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
  • Feb 9 Martin D Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Feb 11 Tammy Baldwin, American politician (Senator-D-Wisconsin 2013-), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 13 Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Puerto Rican politician and lawyer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 14 Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer and 1st woman to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen (1995), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 19 John Laroche, American orchid poacher
  • Feb 20 Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author
  • Feb 21 Chuck Palahniuk, American writer (Fight Club), born in Pasco, Washington
  • Feb 21 David Foster Wallace, American writer (Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 2008)
  • Feb 22 Lenda Murray, American body builder (4X Ms Olympia), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 24 Kelly Craft, American diplomat, US ambassador to the UN (2019-), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Mar 2 Michael Salinger, American poet
  • Mar 2 Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • Mar 3 Glen E. Friedman, American photographer and artist
  • Mar 4 Simon Bisley, British comic book artist (ABC Warriors)
  • Mar 5 Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • Mar 5 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 6 Valerie French, American animatronics art director
  • Mar 11 Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Somali diplomat and 9th President of Somalia (2017-present), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Mar 17 Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
  • Mar 17 Kalpana Chawla, Indian-American astronaut (1st woman of Indian origin into space, later died in Columbia disaster), born in Karnal, India (d. 2003)
  • Mar 21 Mark Waid, American comic book writer
  • Mar 22 Steve Dillon, English comic book artist (Preacher), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Mar 26 Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Ukrainian-Russian Air Force pilot and officer, and cosmonaut Mir; International Space Station), born in Elanets, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Apr 1 Dave Ulliott, English poker player (World Series of Poker bracelet 1997; World Poker Open 2003), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2015)
  • Apr 2 Mark Shulman, American children's author (Scrawl), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 2 Pierre Carles, French documentarist
  • Apr 3 John Thomas Griffith, American rocker (Red Rockers), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Apr 7 Alain Robert, French rock & urban climber, born in Digoin, France
  • Apr 16 Antony Blinken, American government official, US Secretary of State (2021-), born in Yonkers, New York
  • Apr 21 Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russian major/cosmonaut
  • Apr 27 Edvard Moser, Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist (2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology for discovery of place cells), born in Ålesund, Norway
  • Apr 28 Susanne Klatten, Germany's richest woman (BMW, Altana), born in Bad Homburg, West Germany
  • May 3 Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder, born in Timrå, Sweden
  • May 7 Robbie Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil, son of Evel, born in Butte, Montana (d. 2023)
  • May 13 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet
  • May 17 Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
  • May 20 Lydia Cheng, American Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Steven Brill, American film writer and director
  • May 30 Kevin Eastman, American comic book creator
  • May 31 Børge Ousland, Norwegian polar explorer, 1st person to complete solo crossing of the Antarctic, born in Oslo, Norway
  • May 31 Dina Boluarte, Peruvian politician (1st Female President of Peru 2022-), born in Chalhuanca, Peru
  • Jun 3 Susannah Constantine, British fashion guru (What Not to Wear), born in London, England
  • Jun 4 Hakainde Hichilema, Zambian politician (President of Zambia 2021-), born in Northern Rhodesia
  • Jun 5 Astrid, Belgian princess and daughter of Albert II
  • Jun 10 Akie Abe (née Matsuzaki), First Lady of Japan, 2006-07 and 2012-20, born in Tokyo

Jordan PetersonJordan Peterson (60 years old)

Jun 12 Canadian psychologist and author (12 Rules for Life), born in Edmonton, Alberta

  • Jun 18 Jan[ice] Merrill, track star (US record long distance holder 1979)
  • Jun 24 Gautam Adani, Indian businessman (Adani Group, India's 2nd richest person), born in Ahmedabad, India
  • Jun 26 George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, elder son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Jun 29 George Zamka, American NASA astronaut, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 30 Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Russian stronaut (Mir 18, STS-71), born in Zubovo-Polyansk, Yavas, Mordovia
  • Jul 7 Shawn Paddock, American rocker (Red Rockers)
  • Jul 26 Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988), born in Izmail, Ukraine
  • Jul 30 Andy Green, British Royal Air Force and 1st to break sound barrier on land, born in Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
  • Jul 30 Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Vladimir Dezhurov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21), born in Yavas, Mordovia, Soviet Union
  • Jul 31 John Chiang, American politician (Democratic Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 1 Fred Moten, American cultural theorist, poet, and scholar, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 4 Lori Lightfoot, American lawyer and politician, 1st female African American Mayor of Chicago (2019-), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German politician, Leader of Christian Democratic Union (2018-), born in Völklingen, West Germany
  • Aug 9 Yinka Shonibare, British Nigerian artist (Nelson's Ship in a Bottle), born in London, England
  • Aug 12 Miss Cleo [Youree Dell Harris], American psychic (Psychic Readers Network), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Aug 13 Lady Bunny [Jon Ingle], American drag queen, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Aug 14 Mark Robert Isfeld, Canadian soldier and United Nations peacekeeper, born in Zweibrücken, Germany
  • Aug 15 Tom Colicchio, American chef (Gramercy Tavern), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Aug 18 Felipe Calderón, Mexican politician (President of Mexico, 2006–12), born in Morelia, Mexico
  • Aug 19 Michael Massimino, American astronaut (STS-109 Columbia, STS-125 Atlantis), born in Oceanside, New York
  • Aug 19 Tammy Bruce, American political commentator (Fox), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 20 Steve Daines, American politician (Senator-R-Montana 2015-), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 22 Marie Laurie Mahabir, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87), born in Le Moule, Guadeloupe
  • Aug 23 Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician (Minister of Justice 2002-03), born in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 24 Mary Ellen Weber, American NASA astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 26 Tariq Ramadan, Islamic scholar, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Aug 30 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer, born in Voronezh, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 2006)
  • Sep 2 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • Sep 2 Keir Starmer, British lawyer and politician (Member of Parliament, 2015 -present; Leader of the Labour Party), born in Southwark, London, England

Shinya YamanakaShinya Yamanaka (60 years old)

Sep 4 Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine), born in Osaka, Japan

  • Sep 4 Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician, born in Esbjerg, Denmark
  • Sep 6 Chris Christie, American politician (Governor of New Jersey (R) 2010-), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 7 Jennifer Egan, American novelist (A Visit from the Goon Squad), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 8 Christopher Klim, American novelist (Jesus Lives in Trenton), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Sep 9 Aleta Rzepecki Sill, bowler (1983 WIBC single), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 11 Filip Dewinter, Belgian politician (Vlaams Belang), born in Bruges, Belgium
  • Sep 13 Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Sep 15 Rebecca Miller, American director and writer (The Ballad of Jack and Rose), born in Roxbury, Connecticut
  • Sep 22 Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
  • Sep 25 Ales Bialiatski, Belarusian human rights advocate (founded Viasna, Nobel Peace Prize 2022), born in Vyartsilya, Karelia, Russia [1]
  • Sep 26 Peter Foster, Australian career criminal and con man, born in Queensland, Australia
  • Sep 30 Massimo Bottura, Italian restaurateur (Osteria Francescana), born in Modena, Italy
  • Oct 7 Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician, born in Calgary, Canada
  • Oct 10 Rex J. Walheim, U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut, born in Redwood City, California
  • Oct 12 Branko Crvenkovski, 3rd President of Macedonia, born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Oct 17 Mike Judge, Ecuadorian born American cartoonist, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Oct 19 Tracy Chevalier, American author
  • Oct 23 Daria Scagliola, Italian-Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
  • Oct 28 Bobby Tate, fictional character on Soap
  • Oct 28 Scotty Nguyen, professional poker player
  • Nov 2 David Brock, American political commentator (Media Matters for America), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 2 Simon Hill, English-Australian football commentator, born in Manchester
  • Nov 3 Gaben "Gabe" Newell, American computer programmer, businessman and co-founder of "Valve Corporation", born in Colorado
  • Nov 3 Jacqui Smith UK Home Secretary
  • Nov 3 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • Nov 5 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer and network security innovator, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist, born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 12 Neal Shusterman, American author (Challenger Deep), born in New York City
  • Nov 14 Stefano Gabbana, Italian fashion designer (Dolce & Gabbana), born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 18 Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 22 Cleo Fields, American politician (Rep-D-Louisiana 1993-97), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Nov 22 Victor Pelevin, Russian writer (Generation P), born in Moscow, Soviet Union

Nicolás MaduroNicolás Maduro (60 years old)

Nov 23 Venezuelan politician, President of Venezuela (2013-present), born in Caracas, Venezuela

  • Nov 30 Daniel Keys Moran, American writer
  • Dec 1 Robert F. Smith, American investor and philanthropist, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Dec 2 Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, eldest son of King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2015)
  • Dec 14 Glenda E. Gray, South African scientist specializing in HIV research, born in Boksburg, South Africa
  • Dec 19 Bettina Huebers, claims to be the illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec 24 Kate Spade, American fashion designer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Dec 27 Barbara Crampton, actress (Body Double, Young & Restless), born in Levittown, New York

Carles PuigdemontCarles Puigdemont (60 years old)

Dec 29 Catalan politician and nationalist (President of Catalonia, 2016-17), born in Amer, Catalonia, Spain

  • Dec 31 Heather McCartney, American-British potter & artist, born in Tucson, Arizona

About 1962

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

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Feb 15, 1961 - Feb 4, 1962),
Tiger (Feb 5, 1962 - Jan 24, 1963)