Historical Figures Born in 1970

  • Jan 16 Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author, born in Holywood, United Kingdom
  • Jan 22 Alex Ross, American comic book painter (Marvels, Kingdom Come), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 27 Carlos Javier Bernardo, Dutch prince
  • Jan 29 Paul Ryan, American politician (R-Wisconsin) & Speaker of the House (2015-2018), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Feb 10 Åsne Seierstad, Norwegian journalist, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 10 Myrea Pettit, British illustrator
  • Feb 12 Judd Winick, American writer and artist, born in Long Island, New York
  • Feb 15 Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist, born in Charleston, North Carolina
  • Feb 16 D.J. Wallis, American fitness competitor
  • Feb 20 Cheyenne Brando, Papeete Tahiti, daughter of Marlon
  • Feb 24 Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
  • Feb 27 Matthias Lechner, German art director, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Feb 27 Michael A. Burstein, American writer, born in New York City
  • Feb 28 Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket
  • Mar 9 Melissa Rathburn-Nealy, US soldier (Iraqi POW)
  • Mar 11 Delia Gallagher, American journalist
  • Mar 12 Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
  • Mar 13 Michael Arrington, American founder of blog TechCrunch, born in Orange, California
  • Mar 27 Princess Leila Pahlavi of Iran, youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2001)
  • Mar 28 Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • Apr 4 Mix Master Mike [Michael Schwartz], American turntablist, born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 18 Saad Hariri, Lebanese-Saudi Prime Minister of Lebanon (2016-present), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Apr 20 Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer, born in Quintana, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 30 Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality
  • May 5 Naomi Klein, Canadian author (This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate) and activist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 5 Soheil Ayari, French-Iranian racer, born in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, France
  • May 7 Jenny Saville, English painter (Propped), born in Cambridge, England
  • May 23 Blake Schwendiman, American author
  • May 23 Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin
  • May 26 Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese manga artist (Rurouni Kenshin), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • May 27 Tim Farron, British politician
  • May 29 Natarsha Belling, Australian news presenter, born in Mudgee, Australia
  • May 30 Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
  • Jun 1 Joshua Compston, English art impresario, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 3 Ammon McNeely, American rock climber (holds most speed climbing records)
  • Jun 4 Ekrem İmamoğlu, Turkish politician, Mayor of Istanbul (2019-), born in Akçaabat, Turkey
  • Jun 6 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • Jun 8 Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
  • Jun 19 Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • Jun 20 Andrea Nahles, German politician, Leader of Social Democratic Party (2018-), born in Mendig, West Germany
  • Jun 20 Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, born in Rabat, Morocco
  • Jun 22 Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • Jun 25 Ariel Gore, American journalist and author, born in Carmel, California
  • Jul 1 Joni Ernst, American politician (Senator-R-Iowa 2015-), born in Rad Oak, Iowa
  • Jul 9 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • Jul 12 Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • Jul 19 Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland (2014-), born in Irvine, Scotland
  • Jul 23 Thea Dorn, German writer of crime fiction, born in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany
  • Jul 25 Lord Nicholas Windsor, youngest son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London
  • Jul 31 Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian writer (The Train of That Night), born in Chah Varz, Lamerd, Iran
  • Aug 2 Kevin Smith, American director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks, born in Red bank, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer, born in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 4 Bret Baier, American political correspondent (Fox News), born in Rumson, New Jersey
  • Aug 12 Anthony Swofford, American novelist
  • Aug 13 Will Clarke, American novelist (The Neon Palm of Madame Melançon), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 19 Clare Waight Keller, English fashion designer (first female head of Givenchy), born in Birmingham, England
  • Aug 22 Charlie Connelly, English writer (Attention All Shipping), born in London
  • Aug 23 Lawrence Frank, American head coach, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 31 Rania Al-Abdullah, Queen consort of Jordan, born in Kuwait City
  • Sep 3 Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • Sep 14 Ketanji Brown Jackson, American attorney and judge, born in Washington D.C.
  • Sep 18 Dan Eldon, British-Kenyan photojournalist, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1993)

Samantha Power

Sep 21 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Sep 22 Gladys Berejiklian, Australian politician (Premier of New South Wales 2019-21), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 27 Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • Oct 2 Colin Rivas, Galician artist
  • Oct 8 Sadiq Khan, British politician and 1st Muslim Mayor of London, born in London, England
  • Oct 13 Serena Altschul, American broadcast journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 18 José Padilla, American former gang member and alleged supporter of terrorism
  • Oct 20 Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author (Fox News), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 23 Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster, born in Lod Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • Oct 24 Rob Leslie-Carter, British engineer and project manager, born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 8 Tom Anderson, American co-founder of MySpace, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 9 Domino [Damian Siguenza], American Hip Hop Producer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 11 Lee Battersby, Australian sci-fi and horror author, born in Nottingham, England
  • Nov 11 Lee Parkin Starkey, British fashion designer, and daughter of Ringo Starr and his first wife Maureen, born in London, England
  • Nov 18 Peter Dutton, Australian politician, Minister for Home Affairs (2017-18), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Nov 20 Matt Blunt, American politician, Governor of Missouri (2005-2009), born in Greene County, Missouri
  • Nov 21 Karen Davila, Filipina broadcast journalist, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Nov 22 Stel Pavlou, British novelist
  • Nov 23 Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter, born in Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • Nov 24 Marlon James, Jamaican writer (A Brief History of Seven Killings), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 25 Saskia Sibilo, Miss Suriname (1990)
  • Dec 1 Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman and power-lifter (World's Strongest Man 1997, 99), born in Hämeenlinna, Finland
  • Dec 17 Benedictine, a St. Bernard dog who grew to become the heaviest known dog (137 kg)
  • Dec 18 Johnny Yeo, English artist
  • Dec 18 Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
  • Dec 22 Ted Cruz [Rafael Edward], Canadian-born US politician (Senate-R-Texas 2013-), born in Calgary. Alberta
  • Dec 23 Shannon Bream [DePuy], American Journalist (Fox News) Miss Virginia (1991), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Dec 29 Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Ukrainian cosmonaut, born in Kostroma, Ukraine

About 1970

How Old? 51 or 52 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster (Feb 17, 1969 - Feb 5, 1970),
Dog (Feb 6, 1970 - Jan 26, 1971)