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Birthdays in History in 1972

  • Jan 11 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jan 12 Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi, born in Delhi, India
  • Jan 13 Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-born American magazine editor
  • Jan 19 Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 20 Nikki Haley, American politician & diplomat (Governor South Carolina, 2011-17; US UN Ambassador, 2017-), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • Jan 21 Rick Falkvinge, Swedish politician
  • Jan 24 Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka & politician, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Feb 5 Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, born in Hobart, Australia
  • Feb 29 Pedro Sánchez, Spanish economist and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (2018-), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Mar 4 Sherida Pawiroredjo, Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993)
  • Mar 4 Robert Smith, American footballer
  • Mar 9 Spencer Howson, Australian radio broadcaster, born in England
  • Mar 10 Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer
  • Mar 18 Reince Priebus [Rheinhold Priebus], American lawyer and political opertative (Trump Chief of Staff (Jan-Jul 2017), born in Dover, New Jersey
  • Mar 21 Large Professor [William Mitchell], American hip hop artist (Main Source), born in New York City
  • Mar 22 Pieter Christiaan, Prince of Netherlands

  • Mar 29 Michel Ancel, French game designer (Ubisoft), born in Monaco
  • Apr 16 Tracey K. Smith, American poet (Pulitzer prize 2011, Poet Laureate), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • Apr 23 Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet, born in Mont-Joli, Quebec
  • May 3 Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 14 Mark Ruskell, England-born Scottish politician
  • May 16 Andrzej Duda, Polish politician, President of Poland (2015-), born in Kraków, Poland
  • May 29 Közi, Japanese visual kei artist
  • May 30 Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese seiyuu
  • Jun 5 Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
  • Jun 8 P[eter] J[ason] Farley, Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • Jun 10 Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
  • Jun 12 Bounty Killer [Rodney Basil Price], Jamaican deejay, born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jun 14 Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist (KDE)
  • Jun 14 Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ
  • Jun 15 Hank Von Helvete, Turbonegro Frontman
  • Jun 16 Ann Shoket, American magazine editor
  • Jun 21 Alon Hilu, Israeli writer
  • Jun 23 Ron Corning, American television anchor
  • Jun 24 Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
  • Jun 30 James Martin, English celebrity chef (Saturday Kitchen), born in Malton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

  • Jul 2 Darren Shan, Irish children's author
  • Jul 6 D-Styles, American scratch DJ, born in the Philippines

Person of interestSundar Pichai

Jul 10 Sundar Pichai [Pichai Sundararajan], Indian American tech executive, head of Google (2015-) and Alphabet (2019-), born in Madurai, India

CEO of Alphabet and Google Sundar Pichai
CEO of Alphabet and Google
Sundar Pichai
  • Jul 20 Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
  • Jul 22 Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)
  • Jul 24 Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
  • Aug 8 Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 12 Takanohana, Sumo yokozuna
  • Aug 13 Kevin Plank, American entrepreneur (Under Armour), born in Kensington, Maryland
  • Aug 14 Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Aug 24 Ava DuVernay, American director, writer and producer (13th, Selma, Queen Sugar), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 6 China Miéville, English fantasy fiction writer (Perdido Street Station), born in Norwich, England
  • Sep 8 Phil Laak, Irish-American professional poker player, born in Dublin
  • Sep 9 Natasha Kaplinsky, British newsreader, born in Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Sep 12 Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi-American activist and blogger, born in Bangladesh (d. 2015)
  • Sep 15 Princess Letizia of Spain
  • Sep 23 Karl Pilkington, British radio personality
  • Sep 26 Beto O'Rourke, American politician (Rep (D) Texas 2013-19), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Sep 27 Craig L. Rice, American Politician
  • Sep 28 Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • Sep 30 Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • Oct 5 Thomas Roberts, American news anchor, born in Towson, Maryland
  • Oct 13 Prince Jaime, Count of Bardi, third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Oct 13 Princess Margarita Maria Beatriz of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Oct 18 James Stream Thurmond Jr, son of US senator Strom Thurmond
  • Oct 21 Evhen Tsybulenko, Ukrainian professor of international law
  • Oct 24 Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania 1996 and news anchor, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 24 Scott Peterson, American murderer, born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 25 Esther Duflo, French American economist (2019 Nobel Prize for Economics), born in Paris
  • Oct 26 Hamdi Ulukaya, Kurdish founder and CEO of Chobani, born in Erzincan, Turkey
  • Oct 29 Takafumi Horie, Japanese entrepreneur
  • Nov 7 Mike Goldman, Australian media personality (Big Brother Australia), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Nov 9 Doug Russell, American radio personality, born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 14 Martin Pike, Australian rules footballer
  • Nov 20 Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Nov 25 Alessandro Michele, Italian fashion designer (Gucci), born in Rome, Italy
  • Dec 1 Norbert Wójtowicz, Polish historian and theologian
  • Dec 8 Frank Shamrock, American mixed martial artist, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 11 Dana Macsim, Romanian television news reporter, born in Piatra Neamt, Romania
  • Dec 12 Brandon Teena, American trans man and hate crime victim, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1993)
  • Dec 18 Trevor Chowning, American Pop Artist
  • Dec 18 DJ Lethal, Latvian-born American DJ (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit)
  • Dec 26 Robert Muchamore, English children's author, born in Islington, London
  • Dec 28 Kevin Stitt, American politician, Governor of Oklahoma (2019-), born in Milton, Florida

About 1972

How Old? 47 or 48 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 2), Pig (Jan 27 - Dec 31)