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Day History: March-13

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Famous Birthdays


1372- Louis I, Duke of Orléans -(d. 1407)

1593- Georges de La Tour -French painter (d. 1652)

1615- Pope Innocent XII -(d. 1700)

1683- John Theophilus Desaguliers -French-English philosopher (d. 1744)

1700- Michel Blavet -French flute player and composer (d. 1768)

1719- John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden -English field marshal (d. 1797)

1720- Charles Bonnet -Swiss historian and author (d. 1793)

1733- Joseph Priestley -English chemist, minister, and philosopher (d. 1804)

1741- Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor -(d. 1790)

1753- Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon -French wife of Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1821)

1762- Anine Frølich -Danish ballerina (d. 1784)

1763- Guillaume-Marie-Anne Brune -French general (d. 1815)

1764- Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1845)

1770- Daniel Lambert -English animal breeder (d. 1809)

1777- Charles Lot Church -American-Canadian politician (d. 1864)

1781- Karl Friedrich Schinkel -German architect, designed the Konzerthaus Berlin (d. 1841)

1782- Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet -Irish politician (d. 1863)

1798- Abigail Fillmore -American wife of Millard Fillmore, 14th First Lady of the United States (d. 1853)

1815- James Curtis Hepburn -American physician, linguist, and missionary (d. 1911)

1825- Hans Gude -Norwegian painter (d. 1903)

1849- Périclès Pantazis -Greek artist (d. 1884)

1855- Percival Lowell -American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1916)

1857- B. H. Roberts -English-American historian and politician (d. 1933)

1860- Hugo Wolf -Slovene-Austrian composer (d. 1903)

1864- Alexej von Jawlensky -Russian painter (d. 1941)

1870- Henri Étiévant -French actor and director (d. 1953)

1870- William Glackens -American painter (d. 1938)

1870- Albert Meyer (politician)|Albert Meyer -Swiss politician (d. 1953)

1883- Enrico Toselli -Italian pianist and composer (d. 1926)

1884- Hugh Walpole -English author (d. 1941)

1886- Home Run Baker -American baseball player and manager (d. 1963)

1886- Albert William Stevens -American captain and photographer (d. 1949)

1888- Paul Morand -French author (d. 1976)

1889- Jüri Vilms -Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 1918)

1890- Fritz Busch -German conductor (d. 1951)

1892- Janet Flanner -American journalist and author (d. 1978)

1897- Yeghishe Charents -Armenian poet and activist (d. 1937)

1898- Henry Hathaway -American director and producer (d. 1985)

1899- Béla Guttmann -Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 1981)

1899- Jan Lechoń -Polish poet (d. 1956)

1899- John Hasbrouck Van Vleck -American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)

1900- Giorgos Seferis -Greek poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

1902- Mohammed Abdel Wahab -Egyptian singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

1902- Hans Bellmer -German artist (d. 1975)

1906- Evald Tipner -Estonian footballer and ice hockey player (d. 1947)

1907- Mircea Eliade -Romanian historian and author (d. 1986)

1908- Walter Annenberg -American publisher, diplomat, and philanthropist (d. 2002)

1910- Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt -Danish actor (d. 1985)

1910- Sammy Kaye -American saxophonist, bandleader, and songwriter (d. 1987)

1911- L. Ron Hubbard -American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (d. 1986)

1913- William J. Casey -American politician, 13th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1987)

1913- Lambros Konstantaras -Greek actor (d. 1985)

1913- Sergey Mikhalkov -Russian author (d. 2009)

1914- W. O. Mitchell -Canadian author and playwright (d. 1998)

1914- Edward O'Hare -American lieutenant and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1943)

1916- Lindy Boggs -American politician (d. 2013)

1918- Grigory Pomerants -Russian philosopher and author (d. 2013)

1920- Ralph J. Roberts -American businessman, co-founded Comcast Communications

1921- Al Jaffee -American cartoonist

1923- William F. Bolger -American politician, 65th United States Postmaster General (d. 1989)

1923- Dimitrios Ioannidis -Greek soldier (d. 2010)

1925- Roy Haynes -American drummer

1925- Ray Martin (baseball)|Ray Martin -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1926- Carlos Roberto Reina -Honduran politician, President of Honduras (d. 2003)

1927- Robert Denning -American interior designer (d. 2005)

1928- Ellen Raskin -American author and illustrator (d. 1984)

1929- Peter Breck -American actor (d. 2012)

1929- Joseph Mascolo -American actor

1929- Zbigniew Messner -Polish economist and politician, 9th List of Prime Ministers of Poland|Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 2014)

1929- Bunny Yeager -American model and photographer (d. 2014)

1930- Blue Mitchell -American trumpet player (d. 1979)

1931- Gordon Borrie, Baron Borrie -English lawyer and politician

1932- Jan Howard -American singer-songwriter

1933- Mahdi Elmandjra -Moroccan economist and sociologist (d. 2014)

1933- Mike Stoller -American songwriter and producer

1933- Gero von Wilpert -German author and academic (d. 2009)

1934- Barry Hughart -American author

1935- David Nobbs -English author

1935- Leslie Parrish -American actress

1936- Michael Checkland -English broadcaster

1936- Nana Meskhidze -Georgian painter (d. 1997)

1938- Erma Franklin -American singer (d. 2002)

1938- Robert Gammage -American politician (d. 2012)

1938- Tochinoumi Teruyoshi -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 49th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1939- Marion Foale -English fashion designer

1939- Neil Sedaka -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1940- Christopher Gable -English actor, dancer, and choreographer (d. 1998)

1940- Jacqueline Sassard -French actress

1940- Candi Staton -American singer

1941- Mahmoud Darwish -Palestinian poet and author (d. 2008)

1941- Donella Meadows -American environmentalist, author, and academic (d. 2001)

1942- Marshall Chess -American record producer

1942- Dave Cutler -American software developer

1942- Geoffrey Hayes -English actor

1942- Scatman John -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1999)

1942- Herman Wijffels -Dutch economist and politician

1943- André Téchiné -French director and screenwriter

1944- Terence Burns, Baron Burns -English economist and academic

1945- Anatoly Fomenko -Russian mathematician

1946- Yonatan Netanyahu -American-Israeli colonel (d. 1976)

1947- Lesley Collier -English ballet dancer

1947- Beat Richner -Swiss pediatrician and cellist

1948- Robert S. Woods -American actor

1949- Sian Elias -New Zealand politician, 12th Chief Justice of New Zealand

1949- John Hall (priest)|John Hall -English priest

1949- Hiroshi Kazato -Japanese race car driver (d. 1974)

1949- Julia Migenes -American soprano and actress

1949- Trevor Sorbie -Scottish hairdresser

1949- Emmy Verhey -Dutch violinist

1950- Charles Krauthammer -American journalist

1950- William H. Macy -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1952- Wolfgang Rihm -German composer

1953- Nicola Davies (judge)|Nicola Davies -Welsh lawyer and judge

1953- Ridley Pearson -American author

1953- Deborah Raffin -American actress and producer (d. 2012)

1954- Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos -Guyanese-English politician, Secretary of State for International Development

1954- Robin Duke -Canadian actress

1955- Bruno Conti -Italian footballer and manager

1955- Glenne Headly -American actress

1956- Dana Delany -American actress and producer

1956- Jamie Dimon -American businessman

1956- Davor Slamnig -Croatian guitarist and songwriter (Buldožer)

1957- John Hoeven -American politician, 31st Governor of North Dakota

1957- Moses Hogan -American composer and conductor (d. 2003)

1958- Rick Lazio -American lawyer and politician

1958- Caryl Phillips -Caribbean-English author and playwright

1958- Linda Robson -English actress

1959- Kathy Hilton -American actress and fashion designer

1960- Yuri Andrukhovych -Ukrainian poet and author

1960- Adam Clayton -English-Irish bass player and songwriter (U2 and Automatic Baby)

1960- Joe Ranft -American animator, screenwriter, and voice actor (d. 2005)

1961- Grahame Morris -English politician

1962- Terence Blanchard -American trumpet player and composer

1963- Fito Páez -Argentinian singer-songwriter, pianist, and director

1964- Will Clark -American baseball player

1964- João Gordo -Brazilian singer-songwriter (Ratos de Porão)

1965- Cees Geel -Dutch actor

1965- Gigi Rice -American actress

1967- Andrés Escobar -Colombian footballer (d. 1994)

1967- Pieter Vink -Dutch footballer and referee

1968- Christopher Collet -American actor

1968- Akira Nogami -Japanese wrestler and actor

1969- Christopher Coke -Jamaican drug lord

1969- Ross Harris (actor)|Rossie Harris -American actor and singer (Sukia (band)|Sukia)

1970- Tim Story -American director and producer

1971- Annabeth Gish -American actress

1971- Tracy Wells -American actress

1972- Common (entertainer)|Common -American rapper and actor (Soulquarians)

1972- Khujo -American rapper (Goodie Mob and Lumberjacks (group)|The Lumberjacks)

1972- Augenijus Vaškys -Lithuanian basketball player

1973- Edgar Davids -Dutch footballer

1973- David Draiman -American singer-songwriter (Disturbed (band)|Disturbed and Device (heavy metal band)|Device)

1973- Bobby Jackson (basketball)|Bobby Jackson -American basketball player and coach

1974- Thomas Enqvist -Swedish tennis player

1975- Chris Ashworth -American actor

1975- Glenn Lewis -Canadian singer-songwriter

1976- James Dewees -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Get Up Kids, Leathermouth, Coalesce (band)|Coalesce, and Reggie and the Full Effect)

1976- Troy Hudson -American basketball player

1976- Danny Masterson -American actor

1977- Mohammed Sylla|Momo Sylla -Guinean footballer

1977- Kay Tse -Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress

1978- Tom Danielson -American cyclist

1978- Kenny Watson -American football player

1979- Johan Santana -Venezuelan-American baseball player

1979- Dainius Saulėnas -Lithuanian footballer

1979- Cédric Van Branteghem -Belgian sprinter

1980- Caron Butler -American basketball player

1980- Flavia Cacace -Italian dancer

1980- Molly Stanton -American actress

1981- Toccara Jones -American model and actress

1981- Stephen Maguire -Scottish snooker player

1981- April Matson -American actress and singer

1982- Jeremy Curl -Japanese-English explorer, author and photographer

1982- Nicole Ohlde -American basketball player

1982- Adam Thomson (rugby union)|Adam Thomson -New Zealand rugby player

1983- Dan Lupu -Romanian actor

1983- George Rose (rugby league)|George Rose -Australian rugby player

1983- Kaitlin Sandeno -American swimmer

1984- Rachael Bella -American actress

1984- Pieter Custers -Dutch archer

1984- Steve Darcis -Belgian tennis player

1984- Noel Fisher -Canadian actor

1984- Chiaki Kyan -Japanese model

1984- Yuuka Nanri -Japanese voice actress and singer (Tiaraway and FictionJunction)

1984- Künter Rothberg -Estonian martial artist

1984- Rieneke Terink -Dutch swimmer

1984- Marc Zwiebler -German badminton player

1985- Alcides Araújo Alves -Brazilian footballer

1985- Naughty Boy -English DJ and producer

1985- Emile Hirsch -American actor

1985- Ben Lowe (rugby league)|Ben Lowe -Australian rugby player

1985- Austin Scott (American football)|Austin Scott -American football player

1986- Shunsuke Daito -Japanese actor

1987- Marco Andretti -American race car driver

1987- Andreas Beck (footballer)|Andreas Beck -German footballer

1987- Rosela Gjylbegu -Albanian singer

1988- Furdjel Narsingh -Dutch footballer

1989- Holger Badstuber -German footballer

1989- Peaches Geldof -English model and television host (d. 2014)

1989- Marko Marin -German footballer

1989- Harry Melling (actor)|Harry Melling -English actor

1991- Eli Kim -American-South Korean singer (U-KISS)

1991- Le Quang Liem -Vietnamese chess player

1991- Tristan Thompson -Canadian basketball player

1991- Aaron Woods -Australian rugby player

1992- Kaya Scodelario -English actress

1992- Lucy Fry -Australian actress and model

1992- L (South Korean singer)|L -South Korean singer, dancer and actor (Infinite (band)|Infinite)

1997- Rúben Neves -Portuguese soccer player

1999- Wiktoria Gąsiewska -Polish actress