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Birthdays in History in 1968

  • Jan 10 Lyle Menendez, American author accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 12 Raf Simons, Belgian fashion designer (Dior 2012-2015), born in Neerpelt, Limburg
  • Jan 17 Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch writer, born in Rijswijk, Netherlands
  • Jan 18 Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician

Person of interestFelipe VI

Jan 30 Felipe VI [Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia], King of Spain (2014-), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI

Person of interestLisa Marie Presley

Feb 1 Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Feb 12 Christopher McCandless, American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild, born in El Segundo, California (d. 1992)
  • Feb 16 Warren Ellis, British comic book writer (Red), born in Essex, England
  • Feb 22 Shawn Graham, Canadian politician, born in Rexton, Canada
  • Feb 29 Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist
  • Feb 29 Eugene Volokh, American law professor
  • Mar 4 Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek politician
  • Mar 8 Ellen Forney, American cartoonist
  • Mar 10 Felice Arena, Australian children's author
  • Mar 10 Thio Li-ann, Singaporean law academic and Nominated Member of Parliament

  • Mar 12 Tammy Duckworth, American politician (D) Senator Illinois (2017-), former Lieutenant Colonel, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mar 15 Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician
  • Mar 18 Eudes, duc d'Angoulême, French prince
  • Mar 18 Paul Marsden, British politician
  • Mar 19 Mots'eoa Senyane, Lesotho diplomat
  • Mar 21 DJ Premier (Preemo), hip hop producer
  • Mar 23 Mitch Cullin, American novelist
  • Mar 28 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • Mar 31 Brett Deubner, American violist, born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 3 Jamie Hewlett, English illustrator (Tank Girl; Gorillaz), born in Horsham, Sussex, England
  • Apr 11 Sergei Lukyanenko, Russian sci-fi author (Labyrinth of Reflections), born in Karatau, Kazakhstan
  • Apr 13 Margrethe Vestager, Danish politician and European Commissioner for Competition, born in Glostrup, Zealand
  • Apr 17 Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, eldest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Apr 17 Adam McKay, American director (The Big Short, Vice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 19 Mswati III [Prince Makhosetive], King of Swaziland (1986- ), born in Manzini, Swaziland

Person of interestTimothy McVeigh

Apr 23 Timothy McVeigh, American Oklahoma City bomber and terrorist, born in Lockport, New York (d. 2001)

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
Timothy McVeigh
  • Apr 23 Aisha bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, twin of Princess Zein and sister of King Abdullah II, born in Amman, Jordan
  • Apr 23 Zein bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, twin of Princess Aisha and sister of King Abdullah II, born in Amman, Jordan
  • Apr 24 Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan politician, 1st Prime Minister of Kosovo (2008-14) and 4th President of Kosovo (2016-), born in Srbica, Yugoslavia
  • May 1 Denise Masino, American Female Bodybuilder

  • May 2 Eric Holcomb, American politician, Governor of Indiana (2017-), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 8 Johan Pehrson, Swedish politician
  • May 9 Scott Pruitt, American politician (EPA head 2017-18), born in Danville, Kentucky
  • May 13 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (d. 1997)

Person of interestScott Morrison

May 13 Scott Morrison, Australian politician, Prime Minister of Australia (2018-), born in Waverley, Australia

Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison
Prime Minister of Australia
Scott Morrison
  • May 15 Cecilia Malmström, Swedish politician
  • May 21 Matthias Ungemach, German rower
  • May 26 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • May 27 Rebekah Brooks, English journalist (implicated in News International phone hacking scandal), born in Warrington, England
  • May 30 Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen found guilty relating to September 11, 2001 attacks
  • May 30 Kelley Armstrong, Canadian novelist (Women of the Otherworld), born in Sudbury, Ontario
  • Jun 2 Beetlejuice, member of Howard Stern's Wack
  • Jun 6 François Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • Jun 15 Adam Rapp, American playwright and author (Red Light Winter), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 23 Jay Y Lee [Lee Jae-yong], South Korean Vice Chairman of Samsung, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 25 Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist, born in Arzamas-16, Gorky Oblast, Russian SFSR
  • Jun 26 Jovenel Moïse, Haitian politician, President of Haiti (2017-21), born in Trou-du-Nord, Haiti (d. 2021)
  • Jul 5 Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo

  • Jul 5 John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 7 Jeff VanderMeer, American writer, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
  • Jul 9 Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • Jul 11 Michael Geist, Canadian academic
  • Jul 16 Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia, born in Bellevue, Washington
  • Jul 24 Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
  • Jul 24 Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
  • Aug 2 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Aug 5 Funkmaster Flex [Aston George Taylor Jr], American hip hop DJ, born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestMarine Le Pen

Aug 5 Marine Le Pen, French politician (President of the National Front Party), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine

President of the National Front Party Marine Le Pen
President of the National Front Party
Marine Le Pen
  • Aug 14 Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
  • Aug 22 Rich Lowry, American magazine editor and columnist, born in Arlington Country, Virginia
  • Sep 1 Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
  • Sep 6 Paul Rea, American TV and web journalist, born in Clarkesville, Georgia
  • Sep 6 Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer (Quite Ugly One Morning), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 11 Paul Mayeda Berges, American film writer and director, born in Torrance, California
  • Sep 17 Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
  • Sep 25 Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, born in University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Sep 25 John Worsfold, Australian rules football coach, born in Subiaco, Australia
  • Sep 26 Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2012)
  • Oct 1 Jon Guenther, American author
  • Oct 2 Victoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter

Person of interestChris Ofili

Oct 10 Chris Ofili, English painter (Turner prize - elephant dung), born in Manchester, England

Painter Chris Ofili
Painter
Chris Ofili
  • Oct 24 Robert Wilonsky, American journalist, born in Dallas, Texas

  • Nov 6 Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-born American entrepreneur (co-founder of Yahoo!, Inc.), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 7 Mark Preston, Australian businessman and motorsport professional, born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Nov 15 James Brady, columnist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 17 Robin Li [Li Yanhong], Chinese founder of the Chinese search engine Baidu, born in Yangquan, Shanxi
  • Nov 21 Christopher Noxon, American journalist
  • Nov 22 Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer
  • Nov 23 Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer, born in Saqqez, Iran
  • Nov 23 Kirsty Young, Scottish television journalist, born in East Kilbride, United Kingdom

Person of interestTodd Beamer

Nov 24 Todd Beamer, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, born in Flint, Michigan

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • Dec 1 Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Australian squash player (World Open 1996-98, 2001-02, British Open 2001-02), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Dec 6 Karl Ove Knausgård, Norwegian author (My Struggle), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 11 Emmanuelle Charpentier, French scientist, Director of Max Planck Institute (2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France
  • Dec 15 Osama Ali Maher, Swedish politician
  • Dec 16 Yannick Alléno, French chef, born in Puteaux, France
  • Dec 17 Andrey Golovatiuk, Russian politician

About 1968

How Old? 52 or 53 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Jan 29), Monkey (Jan 30 - Dec 31)