Historical Figures Born in 1971

  • Jan 3 Shireen Abu Akleh, Palestinian-American journalist (Al Jazeera), born in Jerusalem (d. 2022)
  • Jan 4 Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist & sculptor, born in Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture
  • Jan 7 Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
  • Jan 9 Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian novelist & cultural critic, born in Brockville, Canada
  • Jan 9 MF Doom [Daniel Dumile], American hip hop artist, born in London, United Kingdom [1]
  • Jan 9 Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director, born in Shimane Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 14 Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jan 17 Ann Wolfe, American boxer, born in Oberlin, Louisiana
  • Jan 18 Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author & journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
  • Jan 28 Mickalene Thomas, American artist (Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Feb 3 Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
  • Feb 8 Maura Healey, American politician (1st woman governor of Massachusetts 2023-), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Feb 19 Jeff Kinney, American author (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), born in Fort Washington, Maryland
  • 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 13 Robert Lanham, American author and satirist (The Hipster Handbook), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Mar 19 Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor (1996 Olympics- Silver), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Mar 20 Chad Michaels, American drag queen and Cher impersonator (RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars winner), born in San Diego, California
  • Mar 20 Touré, American writer
  • 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 25 Pablo Helguera, Mexican-born artist (The School of Panamerican Unrest), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Apr 30 Darren Emerson, English DJ (Underworld)
  • Apr 30 John Boyne, Irish novelist (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 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 Gina Raimondo, American politician, 1st woman Governor of Rhode Island (2015-), born in Smithfield, Rhode Island
  • May 17 Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, Queen of the Netherlands (2013-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 25 Marco Cappato, Italian politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Milan, Italy
  • May 27 Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • May 27 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • May 27 Wayne Carey, Australian rules footballer
  • 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 4 Mike Lee, American politician (Senator-R-Utah 2011-), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Jun 7 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • Jun 10 Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, American politician (US Representative for Louisiana (R), 2005-08; Governor of Louisiana, 2008-16), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jun 13 Broderick nonuplets, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 16 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", American radio host, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 17 Mildred Fox, Irish Independent politician (1995-2007)
  • Jun 21 Dipendra of Nepal, King of Nepal who massacred his family and was King for 3 days while in a coma (2001) (d. 2001)
  • Jun 25 Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect, born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Elon MuskElon Musk (51 years old)

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

  • Jul 2 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author

Julian AssangeJulian Assange (51 years old)

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

  • Jul 4 Koko, sign-language gorilla, born in San Francisco Zoo (San Francisco, California)
  • 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

Abu Bakr al-BaghdadiAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi (1971-2019)

Jul 28 Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), born in Samarra, Iraq

  • Jul 30 Sagi Kalev, Israeli bodybuilder, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Aug 9 James Kim, American technology reporter, who died in the Oregon mountains at 35
  • Aug 10 Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
  • Aug 17 Shaun Rehn, Australian Rules footballer, born in Arno Bay, Australia
  • 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 8 Jocko Willink, American navy seal and author (Extreme Ownership), born in Torrington, Connecticut
  • Sep 8 Lachlan Murdoch, Australian, British, American businessman (New Corp) and son of Rupert Murdoch, born in London, England
  • Sep 11 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author (Daily Kos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Dario Antonio Úsuga [Otonie], Columbian drug baron (Gulf Clan cartel),
  • Sep 22 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, daughter of King Harald V of Norway and clairvoyant, born in Oslo, 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 15 Annbjørg Lien, Norwegian folk fiddler and nyckelharpa player, born in Ålesund, Norway
  • Oct 17 Martin Heinrich, American politician (Senator-D-New Mexico 2013-), born in Fallon, Nevada
  • Oct 21 Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger, born in Paris, France
  • Oct 21 Thomas Ulsrud, Norwegian curler (World C'ship gold [skip] 2014; Olympics silver 2010), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2022)
  • Oct 27 Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 29 Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor and cryptologist, born in East Patchogue, New York
  • 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 18 Thérèse Coffey, British politician (Deputy PM 2022-), born in Billinge, England
  • 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, American accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in NYC
  • 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 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)
  • Dec 28 Frank Sepe, US bodybuilder, born in Rosedale, New York

About 1971

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

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Feb 6, 1970 - Jan 26, 1971),
Pig (Jan 27, 1971 - Feb 14, 1972)