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Birthdays in History in 1974

  • Jan 12 Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier, born in Stavanger, Norway
  • Jan 18 Princess Claire of Belgium, British-Belgian land surveyor, born in Bath, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Richard T. Slone, British artist, born in Newton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 Kristy Sargeant, Canadian ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jan 24 Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jan 26 Shannon Hale, American author, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jan 30 Jemima Khan, English socialite, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 4 Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international
  • Feb 7 Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
  • Feb 8 Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
  • Feb 8 Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, born in the Bahamas (d. 2016)
  • Feb 10 Tanoai Reed, American stunt performer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Feb 11 Alex Jones [Emeric], American radio host & conspiracy theorist (InfoWars, PrisonPlanet), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 11 Zain Verjee, Kenyan-born journalist, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Feb 12 Fonzworth Bentley, US hip-hop artist, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 13 Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Feb 13 Jeff Duran, US radio personality, born in Arcadia, California
  • Feb 15 Miranda July, US performance artist, born in Barre, Vermont
  • Feb 17 Al-Muhtadee Billah, crown prince of Brunei, born in Bandar Seri Begawan
  • Feb 18 Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Feb 22 Chris Moyles, English DJ, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mar 11 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • Mar 17 Mark Dolan, TV show host
  • Mar 20 Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
  • Mar 28 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
  • Apr 8 Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • Apr 8 Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer
  • Apr 8 Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 9 Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer (known as The Chessboard Killer and The Bitsa Park Maniac), born in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Apr 10 Eric Greitens, American former military officer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 13 Ruben Östlund, Swedish director (The Square), born in Styrsö, Sweden
  • Apr 18 Edgar Wright, British director (A Fistful of Fingers), born in Poole, Dorset, England
  • Apr 28 Vernon Kay, British TV/radio presenter
  • May 3 Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and his third wife, Queen Alia, born in Amman, Jordan
  • May 8 Jon Tickle, English entertainer
  • May 21 Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)

Person of interestKen Jennings

May 23 Ken Jennings, American game show contestant, born in Edmonds, Washington

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • May 31 Adrian Tomine, American cartoonist
  • Jun 2 Matt Serra, American mixed martial ar
  • Jun 4 Andrew Gwynne, British politician
  • Jun 5 Tate Reeves, American politician, Governor of Mississippi (2020-), born in Florence, Mississippi
  • Jun 9 Tim Shaw, British radio personality
  • Jun 16 Paul Lee, British sculptural artist
  • Jun 21 Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
  • Jun 23 Maria Carolina Christina, Princess of Netherlands
  • Jul 9 Sian Berry, British politician (Green Part), born in Cheltenham, England
  • Jul 13 Jean Zhang, Miss Suriname 1993
  • Jul 18 Alan Morrison, British poet
  • Jul 20 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist
  • Jul 25 Gareth Thomas, Welsh ruby player, born in Sarn, Wales

Person of interestAlexis Tsipras

Jul 28 Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician (Greek President 2015), born in Athens

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • Aug 9 Kirill Reznik, American politician
  • Aug 17 Nicola Kraus, American novelist
  • Aug 21 Amy Fisher, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco, born in Long Island, New York
  • Aug 26 Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer
  • Aug 28 Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 1 Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
  • Sep 9 Vikram Batra, Indian army officer, born in Palampur, India (d. 1999)
  • Sep 12 Caroline Aigle, French first woman fighter pilot in the French Air Force aged 25, born in Montauban, France (d. 2007)
  • Sep 16 Julian Castro, American politician, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 17 Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
  • Sep 20 Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 2 Paul Teutul Jr., co-star of American Chopper
  • Oct 5 Rich Franklin, American mixed martial artist, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 17 Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • Oct 23 Derek Landy, Lusk, Irish author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • Oct 24 Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, son of English prince Richard, born in London
  • Nov 8 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 8 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 14 Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)
  • Dec 7 Kang Full, South Korean webcomic artist, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Dec 13 Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter (The Radio 1 Breakfast Show), born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
  • Dec 17 Duff Goldman, American chef

About 1974

How Old? 45 or 46 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Jan 22), Tiger (Jan 23 - Dec 31)