Historical Figures Born in 1968

  • Jan 10 Lyle Menendez, American author accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 11 Benjamin List, German chemist (2021 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for asymmetric organocatalysis), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 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

Felipe VIFelipe VI (54 years old)

Jan 30 King of Spain (2014-), born in Madrid, Spain

  • 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 Eugene Volokh, American law professor
  • Feb 29 Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist
  • Mar 4 James Lankford, American politician (Senator-R-Oklahoma 2015-, Rep-R-Oklahoma 2011-15), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 4 Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek politician
  • Mar 8 Ellen Forney, American cartoonist
  • Mar 10 Felice Arena, Australian children's author (Specky Magee), born in Kyabram, Australia
  • Mar 10 Thio Li-ann, Singaporean law academic and Nominated Member of Parliament
  • Mar 12 Tammy Duckworth, Thai-American politician (US Senator from Illinois (D), 2017-; US Representarive from Illinois, 2013-17), and, former US National Guard 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 writer, politician (Member of Parliament, 1997-2005), and businessman, born in Frodsham, Cheshire, England
  • Mar 19 Mots'eoa Senyane, Lesotho diplomat
  • Mar 21 DJ Premier (Preemo), hip hop producer
  • Mar 23 Mitch Cullin, American novelist (A Slight Trick of the Mind), born in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 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 Adam McKay, American director (The Big Short, Vice), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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 19 Mswati III [Makhosetive], King of Eswatini (1986- ), born in Manzini, Swaziland
  • Apr 23 Aisha bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, twin of Princess Zein and sister of King Abdullah II, born in Amman, Jordan

Timothy McVeighTimothy McVeigh (1968-2001)

Apr 23 American Oklahoma City bomber and terrorist, born in Lockport, New York

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

Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (54 years old)

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

  • 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 Kelley Armstrong, Canadian novelist (Women of the Otherworld), born in Sudbury, Ontario
  • May 30 Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen found guilty relating to September 11, 2001 attacks
  • 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 John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 5 Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • 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 Chrystia Freeland, Canadian politician (Deputy Prime Minister 2019-), born in Peace River, Alberta
  • Aug 5 Funkmaster Flex [Aston George Taylor Jr], American hip hop DJ, born in The Bronx, New York

Marine Le PenMarine Le Pen (54 years old)

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

  • 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 Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer (Quite Ugly One Morning), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 6 Paul Rea, American TV and web journalist, born in Clarkesville, Georgia
  • Sep 11 Paul Mayeda Berges, American film writer and director, born in Torrance, California
  • Sep 17 Marie-Chantal, British-born Crown Princess of Greece, wife of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (heir to abolished Greek throne), born in London
  • 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

Chris OfiliChris Ofili (54 years old)

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

  • 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

Todd BeamerTodd Beamer (1968-2001)

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

  • Nov 29 Dany Garcia, American producer (works with The Rock), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • 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? 53 or 54 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Feb 9, 1967 - Jan 29, 1968),
Monkey (Jan 30, 1968 - Feb 16, 1969)