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Day History: March-28

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Famous Birthdays


623- Marwan I -Arab caliph (d. 685)

661- Muawiya II -Arab caliph (d. 684)

1472- Fra Bartolomeo -Italian painter (d. 1517)

1515- Teresa of Ávila -Spanish nun and saint (d. 1582)

1522- Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach -(d. 1557)

1569- Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma -(d. 1622)

1592- John Amos Comenius -Czech bishop and educator (d. 1670)

1599- Witte Corneliszoon de With -Dutch captain (d. 1658)

1613- Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang -of China (d. 1688)

1621- Heinrich Schwemmer -German composer and educator (d. 1696)

1638- Frederik Ruysch -Dutch botanist and anatomist (d. 1731)

1652- Samuel Sewall -American judge (d. 1730)

1725- Andrew Kippis -English clergyman and author (d. 1795)

1750- Francisco de Miranda -Venezuelan general an politician, President of Venezuela (d. 1816)

1760- Thomas Clarkson -English activist (d. 1846)

1773- Henri Gatien Bertrand -French general (d. 1844)

1793- Henry Schoolcraft -American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist (d. 1864)

1795- Georg Heinrich Pertz -German historian (d. 1876)

1806- Thomas Hare (political scientist)|Thomas Hare -English lawyer and political scientist (d. 1891)

1811- John Neumann -Czech-American bishop and saint (d. 1860)

1815- Arsène Houssaye -French author and poet (d. 1896)

1818- Wade Hampton III -American lieutenant and politician, 77th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1902)

1819- Joseph Bazalgette -English engineer (d. 1891)

1836- Frederick Pabst -German-American brewer, founded the Pabst Brewing Company (d. 1904)

1840- Emin Pasha -Egyptian physician and politician (d. 1892)

1842- William Harvey Carney -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1908)

1849- James Darmesteter -French historian and author (d. 1894)

1851- Bernardino Machado -Portuguese politician, 8th President of Portugal (d. 1944)

1862- Aristide Briand -French politician, Prime Minister of France, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)

1866- Jimmy Ross (footballer born 1866)|Jimmy Ross -Scottish footballer (d. 1902)

1868- Maxim Gorky -Russian author (d. 1936)

1871- Willem Mengelberg -Dutch conductor (d. 1951)

1873- John Geiger -American rower (d. 1956)

1879- Terence MacSwiney -Irish author, playwright, and politician (d. 1920)

1881- Martin Sheridan -Irish-American discus thrower and jumper (d. 1918)

1886- Gustave Mesny -French Army general (d. 1945)

1890- Paul Whiteman -American bandleader and composer (d. 1967)

1892- Corneille Heymans -Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1892- Tom Maguire -Irish general (d. 1993)

1893- Spyros Skouras -Greek-American businessman (d. 1971)

1894- Ernst Lindemann -German captain (d. 1941)

1895- Christian Herter -American politician, 53rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1966)

1895- Spencer W. Kimball -American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1985)

1897- Sepp Herberger -German footballer and manager (d. 1977)

1897- Tillie Voss -American football player (d. 1975)

1899- Gussie Busch -American businessman (d. 1989)

1899- Harold B. Lee -American religious leader, 11th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1973)

1899- Buck Shaw -American football player and coach (d. 1977)

1900- Edward Wagenknecht -American critic and educator (d. 2004)

1902- Flora Robson -English actress (d. 1984)

1902- Jaromír Vejvoda -Czech composer (d. 1988)

1903- Rudolf Serkin -Czech-American pianist (d. 1991)

1903- Charles Starrett -American actor (d. 1986)

1905- Pandro S. Berman -American production manager and producer (d. 1996)

1905- Marlin Perkins -American zoologist and television host (d. 1986)

1906- Murray Adaskin -Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2002)

1907- Norrey Ford -English author (d. 1985)

1907- Irving Paul Lazar -American talent agent (d. 1993)

1907- Lúcia Santos -Portuguese nun (d. 2005)

1909- Nelson Algren -American author (d. 1981)

1910- Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr. -American librarian (d. 2001)

1910- Jimmie Dodd -American actor (d. 1964)

1910- Ingrid of Sweden -(d. 2000)

1912- A. Bertram Chandler -English-Australian author (d. 1984)

1912- Marina Raskova -Russian pilot and navigator (d. 1943)

1914- Edward Anhalt -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)

1914- Bohumil Hrabal -Czech author (d. 1997)

1914- Edmund Muskie -American politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (d. 1996)

1914- Kenneth Richard Norris -Australian entomologist (d. 2003)

1914- Everett Ruess -American explorer, poet, and painter (d. 1934)

1915- Jeremy Hutchinson, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington -English lawyer

1915- Jay Livingston -American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)

1917- Claude Bertrand (neurosurgeon)|Claude Bertrand -Canadian neurosurgeon and scholar

1919- Jacob Avshalomov -American composer and conductor (d. 2013)

1919- Vic Raschi -American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)

1921- Harold Agnew -American physicist (d. 2013)

1921- Dirk Bogarde -English actor and author (d. 1999)

1921- Herschel Grynszpan -German assassin of Ernst vom Rath (d. 1960)

1921- Walter Neugebauer -Croatian-German author (d. 1992)

1922- Neville Bonner -Australian politician (d. 1999)

1922- Felice Chiusano -Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1990)

1922- Joey Maxim -American boxer (d. 2001)

1922- B. Neminathan -Sri Lankan politician

1923- Paul C. Donnelly -American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)

1923- Ike Isaacs (bassist)|Ike Isaacs -American bassist (d. 1981)

1923- Thad Jones -American trumpet player and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) (d. 1986)

1924- Freddie Bartholomew -English-American actor (d. 1992)

1924- Byrd Baylor -American author

1924- Fred Flanagan -Australian footballer (d. 2013)

1925- Dorothy DeBorba -American actress (d. 2010)

1927- Marianne Fredriksson -Swedish author (d. 2007)

1927- Vina Mazumdar -Indian academic and activist (d. 2013)

1928- Zbigniew Brzezinski -Polish-American geostrategist and politician, 10th United States National Security Advisor

1928- Alexander Grothendieck -German-French mathematician and theorist

1929- Paul England -Australian race car driver

1930- Robert Ashley -American composer (d. 2014)

1930- Elizabeth Bainbridge -English soprano

1930- Jerome Isaac Friedman -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1931- Vaino Väljas -Estonian politician

1933- Tete Montoliu -Spanish pianist (d. 1997)

1933- Frank Murkowski -American politician, 8th Governor of Alaska

1934- Lester R. Brown -American environmentalist, founded the Earth Policy Institute and Worldwatch Institute

1934- Laurie Taitt -British sprint hurdler (d. 2006)

1935- Frank Judd, Baron Judd -English politician, Secretary of State for International Development

1935- Michael Parkinson -English journalist and author

1936- Mario Vargas Llosa -Peruvian-Spanish journalist and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1937- Liz Trotta -American journalist

1938- Hans-Jürgen Bäsler -German footballer (d. 2002)

1939- Leila Kasra -Iranian-American poet and songwriter (d. 1989)

1939- Edward Pearce (journalist)|Edward Pearce -English journalist and author

1940- Tony Barber -English-Australian game show host

1940- Yves Bérubé -Canadian engineer and politician (d. 1993)

1940- Luis Cubilla -Uruguayan footballer and coach (d. 2013)

1940- Martin Neary -English organist and conductor

1941- Alf Clausen -American composer

1941- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson -American author

1941- Janet Nelson -English historian and academic

1941- Michael Rawlins -English physician and pharmacologist

1941- Jack Simmons (cricketer)|Jack Simmons -English cricketer

1941- Jim Turner (placekicker)|Jim Turner -American football player

1942- Michel Bissonnet -Canadian lawyer and politician

1942- Daniel Dennett -American philosopher

1942- Kitanofuji Katsuaki -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 52nd Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1942- Neil Kinnock -Welsh politician, Vice-President of the European Commission

1942- Mike Newell (director)|Mike Newell -English director and producer

1942- Samuel Ramey -American opera singer

1942- Conrad Schumann -German soldier (d. 1998)

1942- Jerry Sloan -American basketball player and coach

1943- Richard Eyre -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1943- Conchata Ferrell -American actress

1943- Pierre St.-Jean -Canadian weightlifter

1943- Richard Stilgoe -English pianist and songwriter

1944- Rick Barry -American basketball player and sportscaster

1944- Ken Howard -American actor

1945- Dan Alon -Israeli fencer

1945- Björn Hamilton -Swedish politician

1946- Wubbo Ockels -Dutch physicist and astronaut (d. 2014)

1946- Henry Paulson -American economist and politician, 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury

1946- Alejandro Toledo -Peruvian politician, 48th President of Peru

1947- Peter Hennessy -English historian and academic

1947- John Records Landecker -American radio host

1947- Greg Thompson -Canadian politician

1948- Matthew Corbett -English actor

1948- John Evan -English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Jethro Tull (band)|Jethro Tull)

1948- Dennis Unkovic -American lawyer and author

1948- Dianne Wiest -American actress

1948- Milan Williams -American keyboard player (The Commodores) (d. 2006)

1949- Frank Kopel -Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1949- Timothy O'Shea -German-English academic

1949- Ronnie Ray Smith -American sprinter (d. 2013)

1950- Claudio Lolli -Italian singer-songwriter

1951- Karen Kain -Canadian ballerina

1951- Matti Pellonpää -Finnish actor and singer (d. 1995)

1952- Keith Ashfield -Canadian politician

1952- Tony Brise -English race car driver (d. 1975)

1953- Rosemary Ashe -English actress and singer

1953- Melchior Ndadaye -Burundian politician, 4th President of Burundi (d. 1993)

1954- Donald Brown (musician)|Donald Brown -American pianist

1954- Morris Mason -American rapist and murderer (d. 1985)

1955- John Alderdice, Baron Alderdice -Irish politician, 1st Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

1955- Roger Harrabin -English journalist

1955- Reba McEntire -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1956- Susan Ershler -American mountaineer and author

1956- April Margera -American author

1957- Paul Eiding -American voice actor

1958- Edesio Alejandro -Cuban composer

1958- Brickhouse Brown -American wrestler

1958- Bart Conner -American gymnast

1958- Lou Franceschetti -Canadian ice hockey player

1958- Curt Hennig -American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2003)

1959- Marc Bolland -Dutch-English businessman

1959- Laura Chinchilla -Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica

1959- Joel McNeely -American composer

1959- Chris Myers -American sportscaster

1960- Chris Barrie -German-English actor

1960- José Maria Neves -Cape Verdeian politician, Prime Minister of Cape Verde

1960- Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt -French-Belgian author and playwright

1961- Orla Brady -Irish actress

1961- Byron Scott (basketball)|Byron Scott -American basketball player and coach

1962- Simon Bazalgette -English businessman

1962- Jure Franko -Slovenian skier

1962- The Warlord (wrestler)|The Warlord -American wrestler

1963- Chieko Honda -Japanese voice actress (d. 2013)

1963- Jan Masiel -Polish politician

1964- Pablo Contrisciani -Argentinian-American painter

1964- Karen Lumley -English politician

1965- Steve Bull -English footballer and manager

1966- Cheryl James -American rapper and actress (Salt-n-Pepa)

1967- John Ziegler (talk show host)|John Ziegler -German-American radio host and director

1968- Colin Brazier -English journalist

1968- Iris Chang -American journalist and author (d. 2004)

1968- Nasser Hussain -Indian-English cricketer

1968- Jon Lee (drummer)|Jon Lee -English-American drummer (The Darling Buds, Feeder, and Raindancer) (d. 2002)

1968- Tim Lovejoy -English television host

1968- Max Perlich -American actor

1969- Rodney Atkins -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1969- Laurie Brett -Scottish actress

1969- Daniel Laperrière -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1969- Brett Ratner -American director and producer

1970- Michelle Gildernew -Irish politician

1970- Vince Vaughn -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1970- Jennifer Weiner -American journalist and author

1970- Aiga Zagorska -Latvian-Lithuanian cyclist

1971- Mr. Cheeks -American rapper (The Lost Boyz)

1971- Christianne Meneses Jacobs -Nicaraguan-American journalist and educator

1971- Wesley Person -American basketball player

1972- Nick Frost -English actor and screenwriter

1972- Eby J. Jose -Indian journalist

1972- Keith Tkachuk -American ice hockey player

1972- David Vadim -Ukrainian-American actor

1973- Umaga (wrestler)|Umaga -American wrestler (d. 2009)

1973- Björn Kuipers -Dutch footballer and referee

1973- Scott Mills -English radio host and actor

1973- Matt Nathanson -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1973- Morné van der Merwe -South African rugby player (d. 2013)

1974- Mark King (snooker player)|Mark King -English snooker player

1974- Themis Tolis -Greek musician (Rotting Christ)

1975- Fabrizio Gollin -Italian race car driver

1975- Kate Gosselin -American nurse and author

1975- Iván Helguera -Spanish footballer

1975- Derek Hill (driver)|Derek Hill -American race car driver

1975- Richard Kelly (director)|Richard Kelly -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1975- Akshaye Khanna -Indian actor and singer

1975- Shanna Moakler -American model and actress, Miss USA 1995

1975- Matt Reis -American soccer player

1976- Dave Keuning -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Killers)

1976- Talis Kitsing -Estonian kick-boxer, trainer, and politician (d. 2009)

1976- Tim Mullen -Irish race car driver

1976- Chitrangada Singh -Indian actress

1977- Yuriy Fenin -Ukrainian footballer

1977- Erik Rasmussen (ice hockey)|Erik Rasmussen -American ice hockey player

1977- Lauren Weisberger -American author

1977- Annie Wersching -American actress

1978- Último Gladiador -Mexican wrestler

1979- Crystal Cox -American runner

1979- Chae Rim -South Korean actress

1980- David Lee (footballer born 1980)|David Lee -English footballer

1980- Stiliani Pilatou -Greek long jumper

1980- Rasmus Seebach -Danish singer-songwriter and producer

1980- Luke Walton -American basketball player

1981- Daniel Cardoso -Portuguese keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Anathema (band)|Anathema and Head Control System)

1981- Gareth David-Lloyd -Welsh actor

1981- Lindsay Frimodt -American model

1981- Rasmus Kaljujärv -Estonian actor

1981- Edwar Ramirez -American baseball player

1981- Antonio Rizzo -Italian footballer

1981- Julia Stiles -American actress

1982- Sonia Agarwal -Indian actress

1982- Luis Tejada -Panamanian footballer

1983- Ryan Ashington -English footballer

1983- Ladji Doucouré -French sprinter and hurdler

1984- Yordanos Abay -Ethiopian footballer

1984- Mikk-Mihkel Arro -Estonian decathlete

1984- Ol Drake -English guitarist and songwriter (Evile)

1984- Christopher Samba -Congolese footballer

1984- Nikki Sanderson -English model and actress

1985- Stefano Ferrario -Italian footballer

1985- Stanislas Wawrinka -Swiss tennis player

1986- Abuda (footballer born 1986)|Abuda -Brazilian footballer

1986- J-Kwon -American rapper

1986- Bowe Bergdahl -American sergeant

1986- Lady Gaga -American singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, and actress

1986- Yoon Joon-Soo -South Korean footballer

1986- Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová -Czech tennis player

1986- Denis Matsukevich -Belarusian-Russian tennis player

1987- Yohan Benalouane -French-Tunisian footballer

1987- Lee Hea-Kang -South Korean footballer

1987- Simeon Jackson -Canadian soccer player

1987- Kagney Linn Karter -American porn actress

1988- Patrick Mayer (German footballer)|Patrick Mayer -German footballer

1988- Ryan Kalish -American baseball player

1988- Lacey Turner -English actress

1989- Logan Couture -Canadian ice hockey player

1989- David Goodwillie -Scottish footballer

1989- Lukas Jutkiewicz -English footballer

1989- Mira Leung -Canadian figure skater

1989- Marek Suchý -Czech footballer

1990- Dok2 -South Korean rapper

1990- Joe Bennett (footballer)|Joe Bennett -English footballer

1990- Ekaterina Bobrova -Russian ice dancer

1990- Zac Clarke -Australian footballer

1990- Luca Marrone -Italian footballer

1990- Zoe Sugg -English blogger

1991- Hoya (singer)|Hoya -South Korean singer, dancer, actor and rapper(Infinite (band)|Infinite and Infinite H)

1991- Amy Bruckner -American actress

1991- Lisa-Maria Moser -Austrian tennis player

1991- Marie-Philip Poulin -Canadian ice hockey player

1992- Sergi Gómez -Spanish footballer

1992- Liam Hess -English actor

1994- Jackson Wang -South Korean singer, dancer and model (Got7)

1995- Jonathan Drouin -Canadian ice hockey player

1995- Rachel Farley -American singer

1995- Aleksi Mustonen -Finnish ice hockey player

1995- Daniela Schippers -Guatemalan tennis player