Born: January 18, 1937
JOHN HUME, born in 1937, a member of the European Parliament, was instrumental as leader of Northern Ireland's Social Democratic and Labor Party in negotiating the with Ulster Unionists and the nationalist Sinn Fein the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. Subsequently endorsed in separate popular votes in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, the agreement called for an end to violence and for a sharing of power among opposing parties. For this agreement and related efforts, Hume and Unionist leader David Trimble were co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998. U2 frontman BONO, born Paul David Hewson in 1960, has reportedly been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, 2005 and 2006, although nominations are actually kept secret.