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Birthdays in History in 1981

  • Jan 4 Alicia Garza, American writer and civil rights activist (co-founded #BlackLivesMatter), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestJared Kushner

Jan 10 Jared Kushner, American real estate developer and advisor to Donald Trump, born in Livingston, New Jersey

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
  • Jan 14 Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football, born in La Tronche, France
  • Feb 9 John Walker Lindh, American Taliban fighter
  • Feb 20 Chris Thile, American mandolinist and radio host (Nickel Creek, "live From Here"), born in Oceanside, California
  • Feb 20 Adri├ín Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • Feb 26 Johnathan Wendel, American professional video gamer, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Mar 27 Carey Davis, American National Football League fullback, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 1 Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006
  • Apr 5 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, born in Long Beach, California
  • Apr 9 Eric Harris, American mass murderer (Columbine High School shooter), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • Apr 12 Tulsi Gabbard, American politician (Rep (D) Hawaii 2013-) 1st American-Samoan and Hindu member of Congress, born in Leloaloa, American Samoa
  • Apr 15 Seth Wulsin, American artist
  • Apr 23 Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, born in St. Mary's Hospital, London
  • Apr 23 Chris Sharma, American rock climber, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • May 6 Edyta Sliwinska, Polish professional dancer (Dancing With The Stars), born in Warsaw, Poland

Person of interestZara Phillips

May 15 Zara Phillips, English daughter of Princess Anne, born in London

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips
  • Jun 8 Sara Watkins, American fiddle player
  • Jun 9 Anoushka Shankar, Famous sitarist and daughter of Ravi Shankar
  • Jun 10 Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, of Jordan
  • Jun 13 David Madden, 4th-ranked Jeopardy! champion of all-time
  • Jun 18 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand child murder victim (d. 1987)
  • Jun 18 Ella (Jiahua) Chen, member of the Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
  • Jun 30 Karolina Sadalska, Polish kayaker
  • Jul 1 Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer, (County Kerry 2009, Sydney Swans 2005 championships), born in Listowel, Ireland
  • Jul 2 Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American youth rights activist
  • Jul 20 Thorsten Engelmann, German rower
  • Aug 5 Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
  • Aug 5 Erik Guay, Canadian alpine skier
  • Aug 5 Cory Williams, American internet celebrity (The Mean Kitty Song), born in Merced, California
  • Aug 6 Travis McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
  • Aug 23 Ozzy Lusth, American Survivor contestant, born in Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Aug 25 Clare Oliver, Australian cancer activist (d. 2007)

Person of interestBrian Chesky

Aug 29 Brian Chesky, American internet entrepreneur (CEO of Airbnb), born in Niskayuna, New York

Co-founder of Airbnb Brian Chesky
Co-founder of Airbnb
Brian Chesky
  • Sep 11 Dylan Klebold, American Columbine High School Massacre co-perpetrator, born in Lakewood, Colorado (d. 1999)
  • Sep 15 Mark Duggan, whose shooting death sparked widespread riots in England, born in London

  • Sep 20 Joanie Dodds, America's Next Top Model contestant
  • Sep 27 Sophie Crumb, American comics artist
  • Sep 29 Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player
  • Oct 4 Scott Hammond, American photographer
  • Oct 4 Ilhan Omar, Somali American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota 2018-) one of first Muslim women elected to US House, born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Oct 8 Princess Juliana Edenia Antonia Guillermo, daughter of Princess Christina of the Netherland, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Oct 27 Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier, born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • Oct 29 Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer

Person of interestIvanka Trump

Oct 30 Ivanka Trump, American businesswoman and daughter of Donald Trump, born in New York

Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump
Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump
  • Oct 31 Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer (Give Me [Songs for Lovers]), born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Oct 31 Selina (Jiaxuan) Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E, born in Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 6 Cassie Bernall, American murder victim, born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado (d. 1999)
  • Nov 10 Jason L. Dunham, American Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Scio, New York (d. 2004)
  • Nov 11 Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Nov 13 Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist

Person of interestBarbara Pierce Bush

Nov 25 Barbara and Jenna Bush, twin daughters of U.S. President George W. Bush, born in Dallas, Texas

Twin daughter of US President George W. Bush Barbara Pierce Bush
Twin daughter of US President George W. Bush
Barbara Pierce Bush
  • Nov 25 Mauricio Rua, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist
  • Nov 26 Jamie Fiske, liver transplant recipient
  • Nov 26 Natalie Gauci, Australian Idol 2007 winner, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 28 Sharon Needles [Aaron Coady], American drag queen, recording artist and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 winner), born in Newton, Iowa
  • Dec 11 Paul Medhurst, Australian rules footballer, born in Western Australia, Australia
  • Dec 15 Creighton Lovelace, American Baptist minister
  • Dec 16 Took Leng How, Malaysian criminal (d. 2006)
  • Dec 28 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, 1st American test tube baby, born in Norfolk, Virginia

About 1981

How Old? 38 or 39 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Feb 4), Rooster (Feb 5 - Dec 31)