|born on||28 April 1937|
|Place||Tikrit, Iraq, 34n36, 43e42|
|Timezone||MSK h3e (is standard time)|
Iraqi politician, President of Iraq 7/16/1979. He invaded Iran on 9/22/1980 and tried to withdraw two years later but Khomeini kept it going. On 8/01/1990 the Iraqi army made a blitzkrieg takeover of neighboring Kuwait. The U.N. Security Council ordered a world-wide embargo on trade with Iraq to punish the Arab oil and military power for its invasion.
Hussein's origins were disastrous. His dad died before he was born, his mom was unable to care for him and he was raised by an uncle who beat him. He grew up with faith in nothing outside of his own control and a few trusted relatives - and even they have been in danger of their lives when his paranoia took over. Like Ivan the Terrible, he has taken vengeance on his own people in a path of total destruction.
Years after the Persian Gulf wars, he kept testing U.S. limits, being coy about weapons and nibbling at borders. In early September 1996 he had a military buildup along demarcation lines but backed off when the U.S. White House issued a warning.
The U.S., under George W. Bush's leadership, along with the British, under Tony Blair, attacked Iraq without United Nations approval on March 20, 2003. Rumors of Hussein's death in the first bombing proved false. During the course of the war, the U.S. had no idea of Saddam's whereabouts and in July 2003 issued a $25 million reward for his capture. On July 23, 2003, in a raid on a house in Mosul, Iraq that began around 10 AM Baghdad time,, both of Saddam's sons, Uday and Qusay, were killed.
The Iraqi dictator was captured by U.S. soldiers in Ad Dwar about 15 KM south of Tikrit on December 13, 2003 at about 8:30 PM BAT. Hussein had been hiding in an underground bunker in a farm area near the Tigris River.
After two years of legal proceedings, wrangling and trials in which a few lawyers, witnesses and a judge were killed by Hussein supporters, he was sentenced on November 5, 2006 to die by hanging for his 1982 role in a brutal attack on the town of Dujail. The former Iraqi dictator was hanged shortly after 6 AM local time in Baghdad on December 30, 2006
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- Crime : Arrest 13 December 2003 at 8:30 PM in Tikrit, Iraq (captured in AdDwar about 15 km south of Tikrit)
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- Death by Execution 30 December 2006 at 06:00 AM in Baghdad, Iraq (In Baghdad, by hanging, time approximate)
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Steinbrecher quotes INFOsophia No.15/ 1991 for 4:05 AM BGT "from an Arabic B.C. seen by Barbault." In July 1998, LMR contacted Jean-Christophe Vitu to please ask Andre Barbault for confirmation and Barbault answered that his niece, Martine, had seen a document in Arabic that she was told was Husseim's B.C., but inasmuch as she did not read Arabic, it meant nothing to her. Barbault writes that he is "as skeptical as you."
Pandit Ashutosh Ojha writes in AFA Bulletin 5/31/1991, "Hussein was born on the night of April 27 or the morning of April 28; the reported time is 3:35 AM Baghdad time (-3 hrs)."
Bill Meridian called from Abu Dhabi, United Arabian Emirates on 11/09/1991, quotes a Lebanese astrologer who said that Hussein's mother went into labor on the night of April 27 and delivered on the early 28th; retified to 00:07 AM BGT.
Helen Ederer quotes Herbert Yohag for 7:12 PM.
T. Pat Davis spec 9:15 PM GMT.
Julian Cohen talked to a local University professor who had been formerly in the mid-east, who wrote to his contacts and came up with 8:55 AM: Julian does not vouch for authenticity.
Caroline Gerard writes from Scotland that Nick Campion has data from Eric Mores for February 16, 1937, 8:55 AM.
Frances McEvoy has a chart from a correspondent in France that gives 10:30 AM.
Grazia Bordoni writes in March 1998, "I read in the newspaper that he was born in a Bedouin tribe where no one registers birthdates; not only the time, but the date is also unsure."
Transit 7/1998 gave February 17, 1937 for Hussein, but also noted that Iraq had celebrated his 61st birthday on April 28.
Marion March quotes Jeani Lewis on email 4/28/1999, "Charles Osgood on radio this morning reported that 'This evening at 5:00 PM in Iraq, a new water dam is being opened, dedicated to Hussein's birthday at the exact time of his birth, 5:00 PM, 1937, according to his older son.'"
(April 28, 1937, Tikrit, Iraq, 43 E.42, 34 N.36.)
Tim Rubold reports, "At the UAC Conference in D.C. (Crystal City, VA), I think it was 1992, Joan Quigley had Saddam on her chart sheet handouts. Due to her connections she may just have something. Anyway, she give the usual Apr 28, 1937, Tikrit, Iraq, with 1:23 PM GMT (local would be 16:23, 4:23 PM)."
Carol McKay wrote (11/2001), "I did some research into the Islamic calendar, which can be referenced
at: http://www.cs.pitt.edu/~tawfig/convert/ and came up with an entirely different birth date than previously used.
See what you think: maybe it's worth consideration.
Iraq celebrated Saddam's 61st birthday on April 28, 1998.
Analysis: If we assume Iraq used the Islamic calendar, then his birth date wouldbe calculated as follows:
April 28 1998 = 1 MuHarram 1419
Therefore, Hussein was born 61 Islamic years earlier on 1 MuHarram1358, calculated as follows:
1419 - 61 =1358
1 MuHarram 1358 = 21 February 1939
Thanks for your time and best wishes." Ananda Bagley sends the following on 3/23/2003: "This is an edited extract from 'Saddam Hussein: the Politics of Revenge,' by Said K. Aburish, published by Bloomsbury. According to Saddam himself, he ws born on April 28, 1937. In 1980 this date was made a public holiday, an occasion for mass celebrations and several days of non-stop TV coverage--asponsored renewal of the loyalty of the people to their leader. But the Iraqi writer Dr Hamid Al Bayati casts doubt on this assertion and has produced a birth certificate dated July 1, 1939. Many Iraqis admit the possibility that Saddam's actual date of birth may differ from the recorded one. Inhabitants of villages such as Al Awja, Saddam's supposed birthplace, very often failed to register births until much later, if at all. But that would make people appear younger, and therefore offers no explanation for the discrepancy in Saddam's case".
"The more likely reasons for changing his date of birth are social and political. It could have been done when he married his first wife and first cousin on his mother's side, Sajida Khairallah Tulfah. Sajida was born in 1937, and Saddam could have changed or invented the official record of his birth to conceal his marriage to an older woman - in Arab society an unusual event that is still frowned upon. Alternatively, the alteration could have been made later, when Saddam was a contender for his country's leadership: an older candidate would have a better chance of winning."
"It would be in character for Saddam to try to overcome the hurdle of being too young to lead. But whether born in 1937 or 1939, he was, at most, 32 years old in 1969 when he became head of his country's dreaded security apparatus, as well as deputy secretary general of the Ba'arth party and Iraq's vice-president and heir apparent. A remarkable achievement anywhere, it was even more so in traditionalist Iraq". "His exact date of birth aside, Saddam was born to Subha Tulfah Al Musallat and one Hussein Al Majid, already absent and presumed dead at the time of Saddam's birth. His mother lived near the town of Tikrit until her death in 1982".
In July 2003, Kerstin Bylund-Paulsson writes, "Have just finished reading a book called "Saddam--The Secret Life" wirtten by Con Coughlin, an award winning journalist who has written about the Middle East for 20 years. Page 92: 'Born about the same time as Saddam in 1935, Shaikhly came from a distinguished Baghdad family whose ancestors had been responsible for administering Baghdad during the Ottoman Empire. Saddam, who had no idea of his own birth date, had taken Shaikhly's birthday, April 28, for his own.' Shaikhly was one of the main ideaologists in the Baath party. Coughlin also calls into question the year of Saddam's birth. This would leave us astrologers with no date at all with which to work."
- Traits : Personality : Difficult/ mean spirited
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide many at once
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Terrorist
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Torturer/ Sadist
- Vocation : Politics : Heads of state
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure