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Day History: March-19

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Famous Birthdays


1434- Ashikaga Yoshikatsu -Japanese shogun (d. 1443)

1488- Johannes Magnus -Swedish archbishop (d. 1544)

1534- José de Anchieta -Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1597)

1590- William Bradford (Plymouth Colony governor)|William Bradford -English-American politician, 2nd Governor of Plymouth Colony (d. 1657)

1601- Alonzo Cano -Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect (d. 1667)

1603- John IV of Portugal -(d. 1656)

1629- Alexis of Russia -(d. 1676)

1641- Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi -Syrian scholar (d. 1731)

1661- Francesco Gasparini -Italian composer and educator (d. 1727)

1684- Jean Astruc -French physician and scholar (d. 1766)

1721- Tobias Smollett -Scottish author (d. 1771)

1734- Thomas McKean -American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1817)

1739- Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance -French politician (d. 1824)

1742- Túpac Amaru II -Peruvian rebel leader (d. 1781)

1748- Elias Hicks -American preacher and activist (d. 1830)

1749- Princess Louisa of Great Britain -(d. 1768)

1778- Edward Pakenham -Irish general and politician (d. 1815)

1809- Fredrik Pacius -German composer (d. 1891)

1813- David Livingstone -Scottish missionary and explorer (d. 1873)

1816- Johannes Verhulst -Dutch composer (d. 1891)

1821- Richard Francis Burton -English soldier, geographer, and diplomat (d. 1890)

1823- Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria -(d. 1914)

1824- William Allingham -Irish author (d. 1889)

1829- Carl Frederik Tietgen -Danish businessman (d. 1901)

1844- Minna Canth -Finnish writer and social activist (d. 1897)

1848- Wyatt Earp -American police officer (d. 1929)

1849- Alfred von Tirpitz -German admiral (d. 1930)

1851- William Henry Stark -American businessman (d. 1936)

1860- William Jennings Bryan -American politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (d. 1925)

1861- Lomer Gouin -Canadian politician, 13th Premier of Quebec (d. 1929)

1864- Charles Marion Russell -American painter (d. 1926)

1865- William Morton Wheeler -American entomologist and educator (d. 1937)

1868- Senda Berenson Abbott -Lithuanian-American basketball player and educator (d. 1954)

1871- Schofield Haigh -English cricketer (d. 1921)

1872- Anna Held -Polish-American actress and singer (d. 1918)

1873- Max Reger -German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)

1878- Henricus Tromp -Dutch rower (d. 1962)

1881- Edith Nourse Rogers -American politician (d. 1960)

1883- Norman Haworth -English chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)

1883- Joseph Stilwell -American general (d. 1946)

1885- Attik -Greek composer (d. 1944)

1888- Josef Albers -German-American painter (d. 1976)

1888- Léon Scieur -Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)

1891- Earl Warren -American politician and jurist, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1974)

1892- James Van Fleet -American general (d. 1992)

1894- Moms Mabley -American comedian and actress (d. 1975)

1898- Karl Theodor Bleek -German politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1969)

1900- Frédéric Joliot-Curie -French physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1901- Jo Mielziner -American set designer (d. 1976)

1902- Louisa Ghijs -Belgian actress (d. 1985)

1904- John Sirica -American judge (d. 1992)

1905- Joe Rollino -American weightlifter and boxer (d. 2010)

1905- Albert Speer -German architect (d. 1981)

1906- Adolf Eichmann -German SS officer (d. 1962)

1909- Attilio Demaría -Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)

1909- Louis Hayward -South African-American actor (d. 1985)

1910- Joseph Carroll (DIA)|Joseph Carroll -American general (d. 1991)

1911- Simone Renant -French actress (d. 2004)

1911- Arnold Viiding -Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (d. 2006)

1912- Hugh Watt -New Zealand politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1980)

1914- Leonidas Alaoglu -Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)

1914- Jay Berwanger -American football player (d. 2002)

1914- Fred Clark -American actor (d. 1968)

1915- Robert G. Cole -American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)

1915- Patricia Morison -American actress and singer

1916- Eric Christmas -English-Canadian actor (d. 2000)

1916- Irving Wallace -American author (d. 1990)

1917- Peggy Ahern -American actress (d. 2012)

1917- László Szabó (chess player)|Laszlo Szabo -Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)

1919- Lennie Tristano -American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1978)

1920- Tige Andrews -American actor (d. 2007)

1920- Kjell Aukrust -Norwegian author (d. 2002)

1920- Paul Hagen -Danish actor (d. 2003)

1920- Laurent Noël -Canadian bishop

1921- Martha Carson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)

1921- Tommy Cooper -Welsh comedian and magician (d. 1984)

1922- Hiroo Onoda -Japanese lieutenant (d. 2014)

1923- Pamela Britton -American actress (d. 1974)

1923- Betty Goodwin -Canadian sculptor and painter (d. 2008)

1923- Benito Jacovitti -Italian illustrator (d. 1997)

1923- Henry Morgentaler -Polish-Canadian physician (d. 2013)

1923- Giuseppe Rotunno -Italian cinematographer

1924- Joe Gaetjens -Haitian footballer (d. 1964)

1924- Mary Wimbush -English actress (d. 2005)

1925- Brent Scowcroft -American general and diplomat, 9th United States National Security Advisor

1927- Richie Ashburn -American baseball player (d. 1997)

1928- Hans Küng -Swiss priest, theologian, and author

1928- Patrick McGoohan -American-English actor (d. 2009)

1928- David Lumsden (musician)|David Lumsden -English organist and conductor

1929- Miquel Martí i Pol -Catalan poet (d. 2003)

1930- Gualtiero Marchesi -Italian chef

1930- Eugene Selznick -American volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)

1931- Gail Kobe -American actress and producer (d. 2013)

1931- Maurice Peston, Baron Peston -English economist and politician

1932- Gay Brewer -American golfer (d. 2007)

1932- Peter Hall (urbanist)|Peter Hall -English geographer, author, and academic (d. 2014)

1933- Norman King (Royal Navy officer)|Norman King -English admiral (d. 2013)

1933- Phyllis Newman -American actress and singer

1933- Philip Roth -American author

1933- Renée Taylor -American actress and screenwriter

1933- Richard Williams (animator)|Richard Williams -Canadian-English animator, director, and screenwriter

1935- Nancy Malone -American actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1935- Burt Metcalfe -Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1936- Ursula Andress -Swiss-American actress

1936- Birthe Wilke -Danish singer

1937- Clarence "Frogman" Henry -American singer and pianist

1937- Egon Krenz -German politician

1937- Maurice Roëves -English-Scottish actor

1939- Joe Kapp -American football player, coach, and actor

1942- Richard Dobson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942- Heather Robertson -Canadian journalist and author (d. 2014)

1943- Mario J. Molina -Mexican chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1943- Mario Monti -Italian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Italy

1943- Vern Schuppan -Australian race car driver

1944- Said Musa -Belizean lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Belize

1944- Sirhan Sirhan -Palestinian-Jordanian assassin of Robert F. Kennedy

1945- John Holder (cricketer)|John Holder -English cricketer

1945- Stefanos Kiriakidis -Greek actor

1945- Modestas Paulauskas -Lithuanian basketball player

1945- Raymond Plant, Baron Plant of Highfield -English academic and politician

1946- Paul Atkinson (guitarist)|Paul Atkinson -English guitarist (The Zombies) (d. 2004)

1946- Bigas Luna -Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1946- Ruth Pointer -American singer-songwriter and producer (Pointer Sisters)

1946- Jack Schaeffer -American singer, saxophonist, and producer (Royale Monarchs)

1947- Glenn Close -American actress and producer

1947- Marinho Peres -Brazilian footballer and coach

1948- Peep Lassmann -Estonian pianist

1948- David Schnitter -American saxophonist

1948- Vintcent van der Bijl -South African cricketer

1949- Blase J. Cupich -American archbishop

1949- Hirofumi Hirano -Japanese politician

1949- Valery Leontiev -Russian singer and actor

1950- Jose S. Palma -Filipino archbishop

1950- James Redfield -American author

1951- PJ Torokvei -Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1952- Wolfgang Ambros -Austrian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Austria3)

1952- Chris Brubeck -American pianist and composer

1952- Warren Lees -New Zealand cricketer and coach

1952- Martin Ravallion -Australian development economist

1952- Harvey Weinstein -American director and producer, co-founded Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company

1953- Ian Blair -English police officer

1953- Peter Hendy -English businessman

1953- Billy Sheehan -American bass player and songwriter (Mr. Big (band)|Mr. Big and Niacin (band)|Niacin)

1953- Ricky Wilson (American musician)|Ricky Wilson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The B-52's) (d. 1985)

1954- Jill Abramson -American journalist

1954- Cho Kwang-Rae -South Korean footballer, coach, and manager

1955- John Burnside -Scottish poet and academic

1955- Bruce Willis -German-American actor, singer, and producer

1955- Simon Yam -Hong Kong actor and producer

1956- Yegor Gaidar -Russian economist and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

1958- Andy Reid -American football player and coach

1959- Terry Hall (singer)|Terry Hall -English singer-songwriter (The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, and Vegas (duo)|Vegas)

1960- Simo Aalto -Finnish magician

1960- Eliane Elias -Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist

1960- Lanny Kean -American wrestler (d. 2009)

1961- Jos Lansink -Dutch-Belgian horse rider

1962- Iván Calderón (baseball)|Iván Calderón -Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003)

1962- Jim Korderas -Canadian wrestling referee

1963- Brazo de Plata -Mexican wrestler

1963- Neil LaBute -American director and screenwriter

1963- Mary Scheer -American actress

1964- Yoko Kanno -Japanese pianist and composer (Seatbelts (band)|Seatbelts)

1964- Jake Weber -English actor

1965- Kevin F. Harris -American composer

1965- Fred Stoller -American comedian and actor

1966- Michael Crockart -Scottish police officer and politician

1966- Andy Sinton -English footballer and manager

1966- Debbie Rush -English actress

1967- Michael Bletsas -Greek engineer

1967- Sergei Bragin -Estonian footballer

1967- Vladimir Konstantinov -Russian-American ice hockey player

1967- Katia Tiutiunnik -Australian viola player and composer

1968- Tyrone Hill -American basketball player and coach

1968- Mots'eoa Senyane -Mosotho diplomat

1969- Gary Jules -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1969- Tuulikki Laesson -Estonian chess player

1969- Tom McRae -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1969- Connor Trinneer -American actor

1970- Gert Bettens -Belgian guitarist and songwriter (K's Choice)

1970- Michael Krumm -German race car driver

1971- Nadja Auermann -German model and actress

1971- Sébastien Godefroid -Belgian sailor

1972- Nate Quarry -American mixed martial artist

1973- Bun B -American rapper and producer (UGK)

1973- Brant Bjork -American drummer (Kyuss, Vista Chino, and Fu Manchu (band)|Fu Manchu)

1973- Ashley Giles -English cricketer

1973- Simmone Jade Mackinnon -Australian actress

1974- Vida Guerra -Cuban-American model

1974- Marcel Tiemann -German race car driver

1975- Brann Dailor -American drummer and songwriter (Mastodon (band)|Mastodon, Lethargy (band)|Lethargy, and Today is the Day)

1975- Antonio Daniels -American basketball player

1975- Vivian Hsu -Taiwanese singer and actress

1975- Mason Jennings -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975- Lucie Laurier -Canadian actress

1975- Matthew Richardson (footballer)|Matthew Richardson -Australian footballer

1976- Rachel Blanchard -Canadian actress

1976- Andre Miller -American basketball player

1976- Alessandro Nesta -Italian footballer

1976- Stelios Sfakianakis -Greek footballer

1977- Fayez Banihammad -Emirati terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)

1977- Jorma Taccone -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1979- Abby Brammell -American actress

1979- Sheldon Brown (American football)|Sheldon Brown -American football player

1979- Hee-seop Choi -South Korean-American baseball player

1979- Ivan Ljubičić -Croatian tennis player

1979- Christos Patsatzoglou -Greek footballer

1979- Hedo Türkoğlu -Turkish basketball player

1980- Luca Ferri -Italian footballer

1980- Taichi Ishikari -Japanese wrestler

1980- Mikuni Shimokawa -Japanese singer-songwriter (NapsaQ and Checkicco)

1981- Steve Cummings -English cyclist

1981- Kim Rae-won -South Korean actor

1981- Kolo Touré -Ivorian footballer

1982- Jonathan Fanene -American football player

1982- Brad Jones (footballer)|Brad Jones -Australian footballer

1982- Matt Littler -English actor and director

1982- Eduardo Saverin -Brazilian-American businessman, co-founded Facebook

1983- Evan Bourne -American wrestler

1983- Ana Rezende -Brazilian guitarist and director (CSS (band)|CSS)

1984- Tanushree Dutta -Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India|Femina Miss India 2004

1985- Michael Timlin -English-Irish footballer

1985- E. J. Viso -Venezuelan race car driver

1986- Tyler Bozak -Canadian ice hockey player

1987- Lee Jooyeon -South Korean singer and actress (After School (band)|After School)

1987- AJ Lee -American wrestler

1987- Josie Loren -American actress

1987- Alexander Metz -German rugby player

1987- Michal Švec -Czech footballer

1987- Miloš Teodosić -Serbian basketball player

1988- Clayton Kershaw -American baseball player

1989- Ben Briley -American singer

1989- Craig Lamar Traylor -American actor

1991- Garrett Clayton -American actor, singer, and dancer

1991- Aleksandr Kokorin -Russian footballer

1995- Philip Daniel Bolden -American actor

1995- Julia Montes -Filipina actress

1996- Barbara Haas -Austrian tennis player

1997- Rūta Meilutytė -Lithuanian swimmer