May 6 - The German transatlantic giant zeppelin Hindenburg (LZ-139) catches fire and crashes. 13 passengers and 21 servants were killed. The zeppelin was over 240 meters long and weighed 242 tons.
October 22 - Vasyl Lypkivskyi, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, is arrested.
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January 2 - Victor Leonidovich Ilchenko, pop artist
January 30 - Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
January 30 - Boris Vasilyevich Spassky, Russian chess player
January 31 - Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
February 9 - Hildegard Behrens, German opera singer, one of Wagner's best sopranos
February 13 - Sigmund Ian, the first and only astronaut in the GDR
February 27 - Aslan Usoyan, a well-known Russian thief in law.
March 1 - Eugene Doga, Moldovan composer
March 6 - Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, Russian cosmonaut.
March 12 - Zurab Lavrentiyovych Sotkilava, Georgian and Russian singer.
March 15 - Valentin Grigoryevich Rasputin, Russian writer.
March 30 - Warren Beatty, American actor.
April 5 - Colin Pavel, US General.
April 10 - Mykola Andriyovych Kasyan, osteopath, academician of NASU, Honored Doctor of Ukraine
April 10 - Bella Ahmadulina, Russian poet.
April 12 - Igor Petrovich Volk, 58th Soviet cosmonaut
April 18 - Svetlana Vladimirovna Nemolyaeva, Russian actress.
April 22 - Jack Nicholson, American actor, producer.
April 27 - Sandy Dennis, American actress.
April 28 - Saddam Hussein, Iraqi politician, President of Iraq (since 1979).
May 3 - Fedirko Nina Ivanivna - folk master-embroiderer
May 13 - Roger Zhelezny, American science fiction writer.
May 15 - Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State.
May 21 - John Fairfax, British rower and traveler, is the first to paddle across the Atlantic in 1969.
May 27 - Andrei G. Bitov, Russian writer.
May 30 - Alexander Demyanenko, Russian film actor.
June 1 - Morgan Freeman, actor.
June 16 - Simeon II, the last Bulgarian king (1943-1946).
June 23 - Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland (1994-2000), diplomat, lau�