Notable MIT Alumni by Birthday

1951 August 24: Lawrence S. Bacow, Course 14: President of Tufts University
1875 August 27: Katharine D. McCormick, Course 7: Biologist and suffragist
1936 September 03: John W. Olver, Course 5: Congressman for Massachusetts District 1
1930 September 17: Edgar Mitchell, Course 16: Apollo 14 astronaut
1904 October 03: Charles J. Pedersen, Course 5: Organic chemistry, winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1976 October 11: Salman Khan, Course 6: Founder of Khan Academy
1956 October 13: Colin Adams, Course 18: Mathematician, Math humorist
1933 October 18: Irwin M. Jacobs, Course 6: Founder of Qualcomm
1949 October 21: Benjamin Netanyahu, Course 4, Course 15: Prime Minister of Israel
1935 October 25: Russell L.  “Rusty” Schweickart, Course 16: Apollo 9 astronaut
1939 October 30: Leland H. Hartwell, Course 7: Biologist, President of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1929 November 02: Amar G. Bose, Course 6: Founder of Bose Corporation
1928 November 10: William A. Porter, Course 15: Founder of E*TRADE, “Forefather of Online Trading”
1931 November 11: Fortney “Pete” Stark, Jr., Course 9: Congressman for California District 13
1943 November 23: David F. Nolan, Course 17: Founder of the Libertarian Party
1954 November 30: Lawrence “Larry” Summers, Course 14: President of Harvard University
1943 December 01: Nicholas Negroponte, Course 4: Founder of MIT Media Lab, Founder of One Laptop per Child
1926 December 09: Henry Way Kendall, Course 8: Physicist, winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics
1927 December 12: Robert Noyce, Course 8: Inventor of the microchip, Founder of Fairchild Semiconductor, Founder of Intel
1920 December 13: George P. Shultz, Course 14: US Secretary of the Treasury and US Secretary of State
1969 December 16: Adam G. Riess, Course 8: Astrophysicist, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
1961 December 19: Eric Allin Cornell, Course 8: First successful preparer of a Bose-Einstein Condensate, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics
1929 December 21: Douglas T. Ross, Course 6: Founder of SofTech
1956 December 24: Steven T. “Steve” Kirsch, Course 6: Inventor of the optical mouse
1944 January 04: William R. Brody, Course 6: Radiologist, President of Johns Hopkins University
1952 January 13: Mohammad-Ali Najafi, Course 18: Vice-President of Iran
1930 January 20: Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., Course 16: Apollo 11 astronaut
1940 February 07: Tony Tan Keng Yam, Course OR: President of Singapore
1935 February 16: Bradford Parkinson, Course 16: Inventor of the GPS
1904 February 17: Luis A. Ferré, Course 2: Governor of Puerto Rico
1945 February 20: George F. Smoot III, Course 8, Course 18: Astrophysicist, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
1953 February 28: Paul Krugman, Course 14: Economist, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics
1983 March 04: Drew Houston, Course 6: Founder of Dropbox
1935 March 09: Andrew J. Viterbi, Course 6: Inventor of the Viterbi Algorithm, Founder of Qualcomm
1967 March 14: Edward Michael Fincke, Course 12, Course 16: Astronaut, current record holder for American that spent the most time in space, 381.6 days
1931 March 22: Burton Richter, Course 8: Discoverer of the ψ meson, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics
1951 March 26: Carl E. Wieman, Course 8: First successful preparer of a Bose-Einstein Condensate, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics
1946 April 07: Robert Metcalfe, Course 6, Course 15: Inventor of Ethernet
1938 April 08: Kofi A. Annan, Course 15: UN Secretary-General, winner of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize
1917 April 10: Robert Burns Woodward, Course 5: Student who successfully took 186 units in a semester at MIT, “Father of Organic Chemistry”, winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1917 April 26: Ieoh Ming “I. M.” Pei, Course 4: Architect, designer of the Louvre Pyramid
1959 April 27: Andrew Z. Fire, Course 7: Biologist, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1918 May 11: Richard P. Feynman, Course 8: Physicist, developer of Feynman diagrams, winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics
1970 May 14: Daniel M. Lewin, Course 6: Founder of Akamai
1913 May 20: William Redington Hewlett, Course 6: Founder of Hewlett-Packard
1875 May 23: Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., Course 6: CEO of General Motors
1932 June 06: David Randolph Scott, Course 16: Apollo 9 astronaut, Apollo 15 astronaut
1900 August 06: Cecil Howard Green, Course 6: Founder of Texas Instruments

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