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Birthdays in History in 1964

  • Jan 2 Christopher John Gray, priest
  • Jan 6 Anthony Scaramucci, American financier and White House Communications Director (2017-), born in Long Island, New York

Person of interestJeff Bezos

Jan 12 Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Jan 14 Shepard Smith, American news anchor, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Person of interestMichelle Obama

Jan 17 Michelle Obama, 1st African-American US First Lady (2009-16), born in DeYoung, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • Jan 19 Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist, born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • Jan 20 Kazushige Nojima, Japanese video game writer, born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Feb 8 Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
  • Feb 10 Mir Aimal Kansi, Pakistani perpretrator of the 1993 shootings at CIA Headquarters, born in Quetta, Pakistan (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Feb 11 Ken Shamrock, American martial artist, born in Macon, Georgia
  • Feb 11 Sarah Palin, American politician, born in Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Feb 13 Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician, born in Huddinge Municipality, Sweden
  • Feb 19 Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
  • Feb 21 Mark Kelly, American astronaut & US Navy captain, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Feb 21 Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom (d. 2007)

Person of interestScott Kelly

Feb 21 Scott Kelly, American astronaut, born in Orange, New Jersey

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut
Scott Kelly
  • Feb 29 James RB Ogilvy, son of English princess Alexandra
  • Feb 29 Guy Leech, Australian iron man (World Ironman C'ship 1986; World Ocean Paddling C'ship 1994; 7 x Uncle Toby's Super Series; 2 x Coolangatta Gold), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 7 Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • Mar 7 Mikhail Popkov, Russian serial killer of 55 people, born in Angarsk, USSR
  • Mar 9 Herbert Fandel, German football referee, born in Kyllburg, Germany

Person of interestPrince Edward

Mar 10 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • Mar 10 David Faber, American television reporter
  • Mar 19 Barbara Lynch, American restaurateur (The Barbara Lynch Gruppo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 29 Michael A. Jackson, Maryland politician, born in Cheverly, Maryland
  • Apr 3 Nigel Farage, British politician and leader of the UKIP who campaigned for Brexit, born in Downe, Kent
  • Apr 6 Phil Gayle, British news presenter (DW News, The Big Breakfast), born in Birmingham, England
  • Apr 6 Tim Walz, American politician (Rep-DFL-Minnesota 2007-19), Governor of Minnesota (2019-), born in West Point, Nebraska
  • Apr 9 Doug Ducey, American businessman and politician, Governor of Arizona (2015-), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Apr 17 Raye Hollitt, American bodybuilder (American Gladiators), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 18 Niall Ferguson, British historian (Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Civilisation: the West and the Rest), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 28 Helen Taylor [Windsor], English daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in Iver
  • Apr 28 Mark Steven Robinson, American director
  • Apr 28 L'Wren Scott [Laura Bambrough], American fashion designer and partner of Mick Jagger, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2014)

Person of interestTony Fernandes

Apr 30 Tony Fernandes, Malaysian businessman (AirAsia), born in Kuala Lumpur

Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes
Entrepreneur
Tony Fernandes

  • May 1 Ruth Picardie, journalist
  • May 1 Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon
  • May 4 Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism
  • May 7 Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan Dutch writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)
  • May 13 Ronnie Coleman, American bodybuilder
  • May 14 James M. Kelly, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Burlington, Iowa
  • May 20 Earl Charles Spencer, English peer, brother of Princess Diana, born in London, England
  • May 20 Joseph Sinnott Edwards, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 20 Paul W Richards, astronaut, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • May 25 Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut (first Slovak citizen to fly in space), born in Brezno, Czechoslovakia
  • May 31 Leonard Asper, Canadian businessman
  • Jun 14 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
  • Jun 18 Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)

Person of interestBoris Johnson

Jun 19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Prime Minister, 2019-present; Mayor of London, 2008-2016), born in NYC, New York

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Person of interestDan Brown

Jun 22 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

Author Dan Brown
Author
Dan Brown
  • Jun 25 Greg Raymer, American professional poker player, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • Jun 26 Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)
  • Jun 28 Tommy Lynn Sells, American serial killer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2014)
  • Jul 2 Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • Jul 3 Joanne Harris, British author (Chocolat), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
  • Jul 5 Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Jul 8 Maryalice Demler, TV journalist and anchor, Miss New York (1991), born in North Tonawanda, New York
  • Jul 11 Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Jul 18 Wendy Williams, American TV and radio host (The Wendy Williams Show), born in Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • Jul 19 André A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • Jul 20 Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
  • Jul 22 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • Jul 23 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist (NJWeedman), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Jul 24 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • Jul 26 Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark), born in Poperinge, Belgium
  • Jul 26 Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer, born in Aachen, Germany
  • Aug 3 Joan E Higginbotham, American engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 4 Gary King, British radio presenter
  • Aug 7 John Birmingham, Australian author, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Aug 8 Anastasia Ashman, American writer and digital strategist (GlobalNiche), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 8 Giuseppe Conte, Italian jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Italy (2018-), born in Volturara Appula, Italy
  • Aug 9 Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
  • Aug 11 Jim Lee, Korean-born comic book artist
  • Aug 14 Brannon Braga, American scriptwriter, born in Bozeman, Montana

Person of interestMelinda Gates

Aug 15 Melinda Gates, American philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, born in Dallas, Texas

Philanthropist Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
Melinda Gates
  • Aug 19 Pete Ricketts, American businessman (TD Ameritrade) and politician, Governor of Nebraska (2015-), born in Nebraska City
  • Aug 23 Kong Hee, Singaporean founder and Senior Pastor of the City Harvest movement in Asia
  • Aug 24 Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani cosmonaut (STS-89), born in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan
  • Aug 25 Timothy Nicholson, journalist
  • Aug 25 Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician, born in Khimki, Russia
  • Aug 26 Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist (Panama Papers), born in Sliema, Malta (d. 2017)
  • Aug 31 Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor
  • Sep 3 Adam Curry, Internet entrepreneur
  • Sep 4 Anthony Weiner, American politician (Rep-NY 1999-2011) and sex offender, born in New York City, New York
  • Sep 8 Michael Johns, American conservative commentator and policy analyst, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 10 John E. Sununu, American politician (S-(R)-New Hampshire 2003-09), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestJack Ma

Sep 10 Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou, China

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Sep 13 Simegnew Bekele, Ethiopian dam engineer (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam), born in Maksegnit, Ethiopia (d. 2018)
  • Sep 15 Ryoko Kikuchi, Zama City, Kanagawa, Japanese cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11) and reporter

  • Sep 15 Róbert Fico, Slovak Prime minister
  • Sep 25 Gary Ayles, British racing driver
  • Sep 25 Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Spanish writer (Shadow of the Wind), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Sep 30 Stephen N Frick, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 5 Malik Saidullaev Chechen businessman
  • Oct 5 Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician
  • Oct 7 Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut, born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China
  • Oct 14 Olu Oguibe, Nigerian born American artist, born in Aba, Eastern Nigera
  • Oct 15 Roberto Vittori, Italian air force officer and ESA astronaut, born in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
  • Oct 16 Stephen Paul "Steve" Lamacq [Lammo], British disc jockey (BBC Radio 6), born in Islington, London

Person of interestKamala Harris

Oct 20 Kamala Harris, American lawyer and politician, 1st African-American, Asian-American attorney general of California, born in Oakland, California

US Senator and VP Nominee Kamala Harris
US Senator and VP Nominee
Kamala Harris
  • Oct 30 Sandra Magnus, American engineer and NASA astronaut (STS-119 Discovery), born in Belleville, Illinois
  • Oct 30 Howard Lederer, American poker player, born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Oct 31 Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 2 Michael D'Asaro II, American fencer-sabre, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 2 Britta Lejon, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Järfälla Municipality, Sweden
  • Nov 7 Gill Holland, Norwegian-American producer (Hurricane Streets), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Nov 12 Michael Kremer, American economist, 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics
  • Nov 14 Bill Hemmer, American television news reporter
  • Nov 21 Liza Tarbuck, British entertainer
  • Nov 27 Robin Simone Givens, [Mrs Mike Tyson] (Darlene-Head of the Class), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Cornelia Guest, debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life)
  • Dec 10 Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 11 John Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenét Ramsey case
  • Dec 18 Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi (2005-20), born in Ngozi, Burundi (d. 2020)
  • Dec 26 Elizabeth Kostova, American author (The Historian), born in New London, Connecticut

About 1964

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Feb 12), Dragon (Feb 13 - Dec 31)