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Birthdays in History in 1976

  • Feb 13 Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Mar 2 Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist
  • Mar 3 Fraser Gehrig, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 5 Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
  • Mar 9 Thor Halvorssen, Venezuelan human rights activist, born in Venezuela
  • Mar 15 Jennifer 8. Lee, American journalist
  • Mar 15 Katherine Brooks, American television director
  • Mar 15 Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer
  • Mar 23 Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle trials rider, born in Silsden, West Yorkshire, England
  • Mar 23 Jayson Blair, American journalist and author
  • Apr 2 Evan McMullin, American independent candidate for President (2016), born in Provo, Utah
  • Apr 16 Dan Kellner, American fencer, born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Apr 18 Justin Ross, American politician (Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from the 22nd district 2003-12), born in Bowie, Maryland
  • May 10 Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)
  • May 24 Bob Maesen, Belgian flatwater canoer, born in Neerpelt, Pelt, Belgium
  • May 27 RJD2, American hip-hop producer

  • Jun 2 Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho
  • Jun 2 Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jun 3 Enda Markey, Irish/Australian entertainer

Person of interestAlexei Navalny

Jun 4 Alexei Navalny, Russian political activist (leader of Progress Party), born in Butyn, Soviet Union

Political Activist Alexei Navalny
Political Activist
Alexei Navalny
  • Jun 10 Hadi Saei Bonehkohal, Persian taekwondoka
  • Jun 10 Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician, parliamentarian for the Party for the Animals
  • Jun 18 Witte Wartena, Dutch artist
  • Jun 24 Louisa Leaman, English author
  • Jul 3 Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Jul 10 Brendon Lade, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 17 Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef, born in Torre del Greco, Italy
  • Jul 20 Erica Hill, American news anchor
  • Jul 21 Cori Bush, American politician, nurse and activist, first African American woman representative from Missouri, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 24 Rashida Tlaib, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan 2018-), one of the first Muslim women elected to US House, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 25 Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet, born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Jul 27 Demis Hassabis, British Artificial Intelligence researcher, computer game designer, and neuroscientist, born in London, England
  • Jul 28 Huma Abedin, American political staffer to Hillary Clinton, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Aug 1 Ivan Duque Márquez, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (2018-), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Aug 6 Parmeso Emekrasha, Buddhist Monk
  • Aug 6 Travis Kalanick, American entrepreneur (Red Swoosh, Uber), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Aug 9 Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer
  • Aug 11 Erick Lindgren, American poker player (WSOP Player of the Year 2008), born in Burney, California
  • Aug 15 Robert Macfarlane, English nature writer, born in Halam, England

Person of interestAbiy Ahmed

Aug 15 Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (2018-) and winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, born in Beshasha, Ethiopia

Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed
Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed
  • Aug 18 Bryan Volpenhein, American rower, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 4 Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
  • Sep 14 Jeremy Dunham, American video game designer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 20 Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur
  • Sep 27 Matt Harding, American video game developer
  • Sep 28 Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
  • Oct 1 Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor
  • Oct 2 Jason Dodson, American political consultant and teacher of esotericism
  • Oct 2 Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005)
  • Oct 4 Ueli Steck, Swiss mountain climber, born in Emmental (d. 2017)
  • Oct 5 Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen President, born in Tsentaroy, Russia
  • Oct 14 Ben Pridmore, World Memory Champion
  • Oct 16 Ryan Fitzgerald, Australian football (AFL) player and media personality
  • Oct 21 Mélanie Turgeon, French Canadian alpine skier
  • Oct 29 Mohsen Emadi, Iranian Poet
  • Nov 6 Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist; daughter of Joe Clark, born in High River, Alberta
  • Nov 7 One Be Lo [Ralond Scruggs], American hip-hop artist (Binary Star), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 8 Colin Strause, American director and one half of the Brothers Strause, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Nov 16 Danny Wallace, British author, born in Dundee, United Kingdom

Person of interestJack Dorsey

Nov 19 Jack Dorsey, American computer programmer, co-founder of Twitter, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Tech Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey
Tech Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Twitter
Jack Dorsey
  • Nov 30 Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)
  • Dec 1 Konerak Sinthasomphone, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 1 Brently Heilbron, American satirist
  • Dec 1 Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
  • Dec 14 Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter, born in Groom, Texas
  • Dec 20 Adam Powell, Welsh computer programmer and game designer (Neopets), born in Newport, Wales
  • Dec 20 Ramon Stoppelenburg, Dutch traveler and author, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Dec 25 Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ & producer, born in Leiden, Netherlands

About 1976

How Old? 44 or 45 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 1 - Jan 30), Dragon (Jan 31 - Dec 31)