Historical Figures Born in 1981

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

Jared KushnerJared Kushner (42 years old)

Jan 10 American real estate developer and son-in-law and advisor to Donald Trump, born in Livingston, New Jersey

  • Jan 14 Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football, born in La Tronche, France
  • Jan 14 Adar Poonawalla, Indian vaccine manufacturer (CEO of Serum Institute of India)
  • Feb 9 John Walker Lindh, American Taliban fighter
  • Feb 20 Adrián Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • 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 Chris Sharma, American rock climber, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Apr 23 Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, born in St. Mary's Hospital, London
  • May 6 Edyta Sliwinska, Polish professional dancer (Dancing With The Stars), born in Warsaw, Poland

Zara PhillipsZara Phillips (41 years old)

May 15 English daughter of Princess Anne, born in London

  • Jun 8 Sara Watkins, American fiddle player
  • Jun 10 Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, of Jordan
  • Jun 13 David Madden, 4th-ranked Jeopardy! champion of all-time
  • Jun 18 Ella (Jiahua) Chen, member of the Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
  • Jun 18 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand child murder victim (d. 1987)
  • Jun 30 Karolina Sadalska, Polish canoer
  • 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
  • Jul 24 Nayib Bukele, Salvadoran politician (President of El Salvador 2019-), born in San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Aug 5 Cory Williams, American internet celebrity (The Mean Kitty Song), born in Merced, California
  • Aug 5 Erik Guay, Canadian alpine skier
  • Aug 5 Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
  • Aug 6 Travis McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist (Gym Class Heroes), born in Geneva, New York
  • Aug 23 Ozzy Lusth, American Survivor contestant, born in Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Aug 25 Clare Oliver, Australian cancer activist (d. 2007)

Brian CheskyBrian Chesky (41 years old)

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

  • Sep 11 Dylan Klebold, American Columbine High School Massacre co-perpetrator, born in Lakewood, Colorado (d. 1999)
  • Sep 15 Mark Duggan, Englishman whose shooting death sparked widespread riots in England, born in London (d. 2011)
  • Sep 20 Joanie Dodds, America's Next Top Model contestant
  • Sep 29 Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player, born in Minsk, Soviet Union
  • Oct 1 Deborah James, British teacher, journalist, author (You, Me and the Big C), and charity campaigner, born in London, England (d. 2022)
  • Oct 3 Beth Revis, American fantasy and science fiction author (Across the Universe trilogy), born in North Carolina
  • 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 4 Scott Hammond, American photographer
  • 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 (Brisbane Lions), born in Port Fairy, Australia

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump (41 years old)

Oct 30 American businesswoman and daughter of businessman Donald Trump, and his 1wst wife, Ivana, born in Manhattan, New York City

  • 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, born in Luxembourg City
  • Nov 13 Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist (Steady Beat), born in Austin, Texas

Barbara Pierce BushBarbara Pierce Bush (41 years old)

Nov 25 American activist (Global Health Corps) and twin daughter of US President George W. Bush, born in Dallas, Texas

  • Nov 25 Jenna Bush Hager, American author, news personality (Today with Hoda & Jenna) and twin daughter of US President George W. Bush, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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 1 Francia Elena Márquez Mina, Colombian human rights activist, environmentalist and politician (Vice-President of Colombia), born in Yolombó, Colombia
  • Dec 11 Paul Medhurst, Australian rules footballer, born in Western Australia, Australia
  • Dec 15 Creighton Lovelace, American Baptist minister, born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 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? 41 or 42 years old
Generation: Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Feb 16, 1980 - Feb 4, 1981),
Rooster (Feb 5, 1981 - Jan 24, 1982)