Historical Figures Born in 1963

  • Jan 3 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • Jan 4 May-Britt Moser, Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist (2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology for discovery of place cells), born in Fosnavåg, Norway
  • Jan 6 Philippe Perrin, French test pilot, born in Meknes, Morocco

Rand PaulRand Paul (60 years old)

Jan 7 American politician (Senate-R-Kentucky 2011-), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Jan 9 Michael Everson, Irish-American expert in writing systems and Unicode, born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Deborah Bone, English mental health nurse who was the inspiration for the song "Disco 2000" by Jarvis Cocker, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2014)
  • Jan 10 Mark Pryor, American politician, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Jan 13 Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
  • Jan 15 Erling Kagge, Norwegian explorer (South Pole), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jan 18 Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician, born in Saint-Georges, Canada
  • Jan 19 John Bercow, British politician (C), Speaker of the House of Commons (2009-), born in London, England
  • Jan 19 Martin Bashir, British reporter, born in Wandsworth, London
  • Jan 20 David Baszucki, Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer and innovator (Roblox Corporation, Knowledge Revolution), born in Canada
  • Feb 1 Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 6 Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur, born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Feb 7 Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 9 Brian Greene, American physicist
  • Feb 12 Ed Lover, US radio personality, born in Hollis, New York
  • Feb 17 Jensen Huang, Taiwanese-American businessman and engineer (Nvidia Corporation), born in Tainan, Taiwan
  • Feb 18 Henry Winter, English football journalist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 19 Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer (Anita Blake books), born in Heber Springs, Arkansas
  • Feb 20 Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
  • Feb 20 Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
  • Feb 22 Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
  • Feb 23 Debbie Kruck, Ms. Fitness USA (1994), born in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Feb 23 Radosław Sikorski, Polish politician, born in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Feb 23 Reza Abdoh, Iranian-born American director and playwright, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1995)
  • Feb 25 Alison Roberts, fashion designer
  • Feb 27 Pär Nuder, Swedish politician, born in Täby, Sweden
  • Mar 2 Anthony Albanese, Australian politician (Prime Minister of Australia 2022-), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 2 Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World C'ship 1986, 89, 91); Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World C'ship 1995), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 4 Barbara Bubula, Polish politician, born in Kraków, Poland
  • Mar 9 David Pogue, American technology columnist and TV science presenter, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Mar 14 Pedro Duque, Spanish engineer and astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95, first Spanish person in space), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Mar 16 Phung Vuong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Mar 22 Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist and philanthropist (United Bank for Africa, The Tony Elumelu Foundation), born in Jos, Nigeria
  • Mar 26 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer (Mōryō no Hako), born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Mar 28 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 6 Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian politician and 43rd President of Ecuador (2007-2017), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Apr 7 Jaime de Marichalar, duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty
  • Apr 8 Erica Terwillegar, American lugist, born in Nelsonville, New Jersey
  • Apr 8 Seth Tobias, American financial commentator (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer (Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 10 Doris Leuthard, Swiss politician, President of Switzerland (2017), born in Merenschwand, Switzerland
  • Apr 11 Chris Ferguson, American professional poker player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 14 Thomas W. Libous, American politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, born in Johnson City, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 John Delaney, American politician (Rep-D-Maryland 2013-19), born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist, born in London
  • Apr 20 Rachel Whiteread, English artist (House), born in Ilford, England
  • Apr 23 Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter (World's Strongest Man 1991, 94, 95, 96), born in Egilsstaðir, Iceland
  • Apr 28 Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nigerian Accountant and World Bank official (#BringBackOurGirls campaign)
  • May 8 Clemens Lothaller, Austrian physician cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 8 Izabela Kloc, Polish politician, born in Mikołów, Poland
  • May 8 Robin Jarvis, British young adult fiction, and fantasy writer (The Witching Legacy), born in Liverpool, England
  • May 10 Lisa M Nowak, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 11 Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
  • May 15 George Heidweiler, Suriname, Dutch painter
  • May 16 Jon Coffelt, American visual artist, born in Dunlap, Tennessee
  • May 21 Richard Appel, American writer and TV showrunner (Family Guy), born in New York City
  • May 24 Michael Chabon, American novelist (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 28 Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • May 30 Helen Patricia Sharman, Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • May 30 Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian human rights lawyer, born in Langarud, Iran

Viktor OrbánViktor Orbán (59 years old)

May 31 Hungarian politician and Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-), born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary

  • Jun 3 Rudy Demotte, Belgian politician, born in Ronse, Belgium
  • Jun 4 Mossimo Giannulli, American fashion designer (founded Mossimo), born in California
  • Jun 12 Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer, born in Victoria, Australia
  • Jun 18 Rumen Radev, Bulgarian politician (President of Bulgaria 2017-), born in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria
  • Jun 24 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • Jun 24 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 25 Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author (Life of Pi), born in Salamanca, Spain
  • Jun 26 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman and philanthropist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 26 Richard Garfield, American mathematician and game designer (Magic: The Gathering), born in Philadelphia
  • Jun 27 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jun 29 Khalid El-Masri, German-Lebanese suspected terrorist mistakenly abducted by the Macedonian police in 2003, and handed over to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), born in Kuwait
  • Jul 1 Edward Tsang Lu, American physicist and NASA astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 1 Linda Fagan, American Coast Guard Admiral, and 1st female commander of US military branch (Coast Guard Commandant, 2022-present), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jul 3 Tracey Emin, English artist (Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995), born in Croydon, England
  • Jul 10 Brad Henry, American politician and Oklahoma governor (Democrat: 2003-11), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Jul 14 Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist (Chicago Tribune), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 17 Letsie III, King of Lesotho, born in Morija, Basutoland
  • Jul 17 Susan Lindauer, American peace activist, accused spy, and author (Extreme Prejudice), born in Alaska
  • Jul 18 Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
  • Jul 19 Garth Nix, Australian author (Keys to the Kingdom), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Jul 19 Marla Duncan, Miss Northern California fitness (1990), born in Fairfield, California
  • Jul 25 Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician, born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 29 Graham Poll, English football referee
  • Jul 29 Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • Aug 1 Amber Rudd, British politician, Home Secretary (2016-18), born in London, England
  • Aug 1 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • Aug 2 Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer, born in Center Moriches, New York
  • Aug 4 Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
  • Aug 6 Charles Ingram, English former British Army major known for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, born in Derbyshire, England
  • Aug 7 Patrick Kennedy, son of US President JFK (lives only 3 days)
  • Aug 8 Jon Turteltaub, American director
  • Aug 8 Kyoko Chan Cox, American daughter of Yoko Ono and Anthony Cox, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 10 Andrew Sullivan, English-born journalist
  • Aug 10 Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • Aug 17 Jackie Walorski, American politician (Rep-R-Indiana 2013-22), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2022)
  • Aug 21 Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco (1999-present), born in Rabat, Morocco
  • Aug 25 James Backhouse, British artist
  • Sep 1 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • Sep 3 Guido Imbens, Dutch American economist (2021 Nobel Prize for Economics), born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • Sep 6 Alice Sebold, American novelist (The Almost Moon), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 6 Bryan Simonaire, American politician (Maryland State Senator), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 6 Geert Wilders, Dutch politician (Party for Freedom leader), born in Venlo, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Chris Coons, American politician (Senator-D-Delaware 2010-), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Sep 13 Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician (Minister of State), born in Messinia, Greece
  • Sep 17 Amy Roloff, American reality star (Little People, Big World), born in Michigan
  • Sep 17 Michael Adler, American businessman and diplomat
  • Sep 17 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator, born in Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Sep 17 Wendy Northcutt, American author of the Darwin Awards
  • Sep 25 Keely Shaye Smith, American journalist (Unsolved Mysteries), born in Vallejo, California

Maria RessaMaria Ressa (59 years old)

Oct 2 Filipino-American journalist (co-founder of Rappler, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Manila, Philippines

  • Oct 3 Marion Peck, American artist and painter
  • Oct 4 Koji Ishikawa, Japanese children's book author and illustrator, born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 10 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • Oct 11 Faisal bin Al Hussein, Prince of Jordan, son of King Hussein and Princess Muna, born in Amman, Jordan
  • Oct 12 Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, born in La Junta, Otero County Colorado (d. 1989)
  • Oct 13 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer (often referred as "Bob Marley" with a pen), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 19 Prince Laurent of Belgium, Château de Belvédère, Laeken, son of King Albert II and Queen Paola
  • Oct 20 Julie Payette, Canadian scientist, astronaut and Governor General (2017-2021), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 26 Ted Demme, American film and television director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 28 James Miller, the "Fan Man" (d. 2002)
  • Nov 1 Nita Ambani, Indian businesswoman (Reliance Industries, Mumbai Indians) and philanthropist, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nov 2 Brian Kemp, American politician, Governor of Georgia (2019-), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Nov 4 Wang Shu, Chinese architect (2012 - 1st Chinese architect to win Pritzker Prize), born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • Nov 9 Fulvio Fantoni, Italian bridge player, born in Grosseto, Italy
  • Nov 12 Damon Galgut, South African playwright and writer (2021 Booker Prize), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nov 13 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 17 Pedro Luis Estrada, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 19 Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer, born in Budapest, Hingary
  • Nov 20 Timothy Gowers, British mathematician (1998 Fields Medal), born in Malborough, England
  • Nov 23 Gwynne Shotwell, American engineer and businesswoman (SpaceX), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 23 Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)
  • Dec 2 Ann Patchett, American novelist (Bel Canto), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 3 Terri Schiavo, American right to die figure (d. 2005)
  • Dec 9 Empress Masako, Empress of Japan as wife and consort of Naruhito, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Dec 10 Gillian Wearing, English conceptual artist (60 Minutes Silence), born in Birmingham, England
  • Dec 10 Robin White, American tennis player (US Open doubles 1988), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 12 Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama (2014-), born in Panama City
  • Dec 15 Andrew Luster, American Max Factor heir and convicted sex offender, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dec 20 Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Dec 22 Luna H. Mitani, Japanese-American surrealist painter, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Dec 23 Donna Tartt, American writer (The Secret History), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Dec 27 Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-born director
  • Dec 29 Francisco Bustamante, Filipino billiard player, born in Tarlac, Philippines
  • Dec 30 Chandler Burr, American journalist (US New and World Report), author (A Separate Creation; The Emperor of Scent), and museum curator (Department of Scent Art). born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 30 Karen Lynch (née Rohan), America health care executive (CEO of CVS Health, largest US healthcare company), born in Ware, Massachusetts

Mike PompeoMike Pompeo (59 years old)

Dec 30 American politician, US Secretary of State (2018-21), born in Orange, California


About 1963

How Old? 59 or 60 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Feb 5, 1962 - Jan 24, 1963),
Rabbit (Jan 25, 1963 - Feb 12, 1964)