On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1971

  • Jan 4 Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist & sculptor, born in Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture
  • Jan 7 Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
  • Jan 9 MF Doom [Daniel Dumile], American hip hop artist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian novelist & cultural critic, born in Brockville, Canada
  • Jan 9 Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director, born in Shimane Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 14 Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jan 18 Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author & journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
  • Feb 3 Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
  • Feb 20 Shalanda Burt, US murderess
  • Feb 20 Shawn McKenzie, American programmer
  • Feb 27 Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist, born in Purley, London
  • Feb 28 Tristan Louis, American writer
  • Mar 3 Tyler Florence, American chef, Food Network personality & cookbook author, born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Mar 5 Amy Peistrup-Matthews, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Mar 13 Robert Lanham, American author and satirist (The Hipster Handbook), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Mar 16 Greg Johnson, Canadian hockey center (Nashville Predators captain 2002-06), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario (d. 2019)

  • Mar 19 Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor
  • Mar 20 Touré, American writer
  • Mar 20 Chad Michaels, American drag queen and Cher impersonator (RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars winner), born in San Diego, California
  • Mar 26 Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist and sociobiologist
  • Mar 29 Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • Apr 2 ZEEBRA [Hideyuki Yokoi], Japanese hip hop artist, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 14 Peter Gibson, American writer, born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 16 Frederik Nilsson, IHL forward (Team Sweden, KC (IHL)), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 21 Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player
  • Apr 21 Hasan Akbar, American convicted murderer
  • Apr 22 Daisuke Enomoto, Japanese people space tourist
  • Apr 30 John Boyne, Irish novelist (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Apr 30 Darren Emerson, English DJ (Underworld)
  • May 3 Damon Dash, American entrepreneur and label executive (Roc-A-Fella Records), born in NYC, New York
  • May 7 Thomas Piketty, French economist and author ("Capital in the Twenty-First Century"), born in Clichy
  • May 9 Nicolas Ghesquière, French fashion designer (Louis Vuitton ), born in Comines, France
  • May 14 Sofia Coppola, American director (Lost in Translation), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, Queen of the Netherlands (2013-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 17 Gina Raimondo, American politician, 1st woman Governor of Rhode Island (2015-), born in Smithfield, Rhode Island
  • May 18 Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter

  • May 25 Marco Cappato, Italian politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Milan, Italy
  • May 27 Wayne Carey, Australian rules footballer
  • May 27 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • May 27 Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • May 28 Marco Rubio, American politician (Senate-R-Florida, 2011-), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 2 Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
  • Jun 4 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • Jun 7 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • Jun 10 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • Jun 13 Broderick nonuplets, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 16 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host
  • Jun 17 Mildred Fox, Irish Independent politician (1995-2007)
  • Jun 21 Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Crown Prince/son of King of Nepal
  • Jun 25 Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect, born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Person of interestElon Musk

Jun 28 Elon Musk, American entrepreneur and inventor (SpaceX, Tesla, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • Jul 2 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author

Person of interestJulian Assange

Jul 3 Julian Assange, Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange
  • Jul 4 Koko, sign-language gorilla, born in San Francisco Zoo
  • Jul 7 Alistair Potts, British rower, born in Chertsey, United Kingdom
  • Jul 9 Marc Andreessen, American software developer
  • Jul 17 Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 20 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (d. 2000)

Person of interestAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Jul 28 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), born in Samarra, Iraq (d. 2019)

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • Jul 30 Sagi Kalev, Israeli bodybuilder, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Aug 9 James Kim, technology reporter (d. 2006)
  • Aug 10 Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
  • Aug 17 Shaun Rehn, Australian Rules footballer
  • Aug 21 Matthew Noonan, American Concert Organist
  • Aug 21 Robert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club), born in Seaford, Australia
  • Aug 23 Gretchen Whitmer, American politician, Governor of Michigan (2019-), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Aug 25 Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
  • Sep 2 Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
  • Sep 3 Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 11 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author (Daily Kos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
  • Sep 23 Sean Spicer, American political strategist, White House Press Secretary (2017), born in Barrington, Rhode Island
  • Oct 9 Simon Atlee, British fashion photographer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 21 Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger, born in Paris, France
  • Oct 27 Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 29 Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor
  • Oct 29 Ma Huateng [Pony Ma], Chinese entrepreneur (Tencent), born in Chaoyang District, Shantou
  • Nov 7 Jamie Drummond, Scottish-Canadian sommelier, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nov 10 Mario Abdo Benítez, Paraguayan politician, President of Paraguay (2018-), born in Asunción, Paraguay
  • Nov 16 Donald Wolf, computer game creator
  • Nov 16 Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • Nov 24 Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner
  • Nov 25 Dominic Cummings, English political strategist (Vote Leave campaign), born in Durham, England
  • Nov 27 Eric Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)
  • Nov 29 Gregory Byrne, American college administrator
  • Nov 30 Kristi Noem, American politician, Governor of South Dakota (2019-), born in Watertown, South Dakota
  • Dec 1 Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
  • Dec 1 John Schlimm, American author
  • Dec 10 Brian Nichols, American spree killer (on trial for rape when he escaped from custody and murdered the judge presiding over his trial, a court reporter, a sheriff's deputy and later a federal agent), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 13 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi
  • Dec 18 Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
  • Dec 19 Liz Cho, American television reporter
  • Dec 21 Fenton Keogh, Australian celebrity chef
  • Dec 23 Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, British socialite, born in Hampshire (d. 2017)
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • Dec 28 Frank Sepe, US bodybuilder, born in Rosedale, New York

About 1971

How Old? 48 or 49 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Pig (Jan 27 - Dec 31)