Birthdays in History in 1962

About 1962

How Old? 55 or 56 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Feb 4), Tiger (Feb 5 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut
  • Jan 3 Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • Jan 7 Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician
  • Jan 10 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician
  • Jan 11 Susan Lindauer, American peace activist and accused spy
  • Jan 12 Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
  • Jan 14 Michael McCaul, American politician
  • Jan 15 Creflo Dollar, American televangelist
  • Jan 16 Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician
  • Jan 17 Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
  • Jan 21 Tyler Cowen, American economist
  • Jan 22 Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
  • Jan 23 Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
  • Jan 30 Abdullah II of Jordan, King of Jordan (1999-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • Jan 30 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist
  • Feb 4 Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian

  • Feb 9 Martin D Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Feb 11 Tammy Baldwin, American politician
  • Feb 13 Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Puerto Rican politician and lawyer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 14 Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (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
  • Feb 21 David Foster Wallace, American writer
  • Feb 22 Lenda Murray, body builder (4X Ms Olympia), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 2 Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • Mar 2 Michael Salinger, American poet
  • Mar 3 Glen E. Friedman, American photographer and artist
  • Mar 4 Simon Bisley, British comic book artist
  • Mar 5 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 5 Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • 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 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, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Apr 1 Dave Ulliott, English poker player
  • Apr 2 Pierre Carles, French documentarist
  • Apr 2 Mark Shulman, American children's author (Scrawl), born in Rochester, New York

  • Apr 3 John Thomas Griffith, American rocker (Red Rockers), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Apr 7 Bonny Warner, Mount Baldy California, lugist
  • Apr 21 Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russian major/cosmonaut
  • Apr 22 Jeff Minter, English video game programmer
  • May 3 Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder, born in Timrå, Sweden
  • May 7 Robbie Knievel, American daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special), born in Butte, Montana
  • May 13 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet
  • May 17 Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
  • May 18 Mike Darnell, American television executive
  • 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
  • Jun 3 Susannah Constantine, British fashion guru
  • Jun 5 Astrid, Belgian princess/daughter of Albert II
  • Jun 10 Akie Abe, current First Lady of Japan
  • Jun 18 Jan[ice] Merrill, track star (US record long distance holder 1979)
  • 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 astronaut
  • Jun 30 Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Mordovia, astronaut (Mir 18, STS-71)
  • Jul 7 Shawn Paddock, 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 Vladimir Dezhurov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21), born in Yavas, Mordovia, Soviet Union
  • Jul 30 Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 31 John Chiang, American politician (Democratic Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 9 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German politician, Leader of Christian Democratic Union (2018-), born in Völklingen, West Germany
  • Aug 12 Miss Cleo [Youree Dell Harris], American psychic (Psychic Readers Network), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Aug 14 Mark Robert Isfeld, combat engineer
  • Aug 14 Lady Bunny [Jon Ingle], American drag queen, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Aug 15 Tom Colicchio, American chef
  • Aug 18 Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
  • Aug 19 Michael J Massimino, Oceanside NY, PhD/astronaut
  • Aug 19 Tammy Bruce, American political commentator
  • Aug 22 Marie Laurie Mahabir, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87), born in Le Moule, Guadeloupe
  • Aug 23 Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician
  • Aug 24 Mary Ellen Weber, PhD/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 1 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer
  • Sep 2 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • Sep 4 Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician

Person of interestShinya Yamanaka

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

Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Physician
Shinya Yamanaka
  • 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
  • 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 22 Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
  • Sep 26 Peter Foster, Australian con-man
  • Sep 28 S C Grant, British Lt-General
  • Oct 7 Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician
  • 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 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • Nov 3 Jacqui Smith UK Home Secretary
  • Nov 3 Gaben "Gabe" Newell, American computer programmer, businessman and co-founder of "Valve Corporation", born in Colorado
  • Nov 5 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer/network security innovator
  • Nov 12 Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist
  • Nov 12 Neal Shusterman, American author
  • Nov 14 Stefano Gabbana, Italian fashion designer (Dolce & Gabbano), born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 18 Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 22 Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • Nov 22 Victor Pelevin, Russian writer
  • Nov 23 Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan politician, President of Venezuela (2013-present), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Nov 30 Daniel Keys Moran, American writer
  • Dec 2 Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Dec 7 Grecia Colmenares, Italian entertainer
  • 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
  • Dec 28 Melissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician

Person of interestCarles Puigdemont

Dec 29 Carles Puigdemont [i Casamajó], Catalan politician and nationalist (President of Catalonia, 2016-17), born in Amer, Catalonia, Spain

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont
  • Dec 31 Heather McCartney, British artist and daughter of Paul McCartney