This Day in History

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Day History: March-30

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Famous Birthdays

1326- Ivan II of Moscow -(d. 1359)

1432- Mehmed the Conqueror -Ottoman sultan (d. 1481)

1640- John Trenchard (politician)|John Trenchard -English politician (d. 1695)

1727- Tommaso Traetta -Italian composer (d. 1779)

1746- Francisco Goya -Spanish painter (d. 1828)

1750- John Stafford Smith -English organist and composer (d. 1836)

1805- Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann -German-Swedish linguist (d. 1887)

1811- Robert Bunsen -German chemist (d. 1899)

1820- Anna Sewell -English author (d. 1878)

1844- Paul Verlaine -French poet (d. 1896)

1853- Vincent van Gogh -Dutch painter (d. 1890)

1857- Léon Charles Thévenin -French engineer (d. 1926)

1858- Siegfried Alkan -German composer (d. 1941)

1863- Mary Calkins -American philosopher and psychologist (d. 1930)

1864- Franz Oppenheimer -German-American sociologist and economist (d. 1943)

1874- Charles Lightoller -English 2nd officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1952)

1879- Coen de Koning -Dutch speed skater (d. 1954)

1880- Seán O'Casey -Irish playwright (d. 1964)

1882- Melanie Klein -Austrian-English psychoanalyst (d. 1960)

1892- Stefan Banach -Polish mathematician (d. 1945)

1892- Fortunato Depero -Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1960)

1892- Erhard Milch -German field marshal (d. 1972)

1892- Johannes Pääsuke -Estonian photographer and director (d. 1918)

1894- Sergey Ilyushin -Russian engineer, founded Ilyushin|Ilyushin Aircraft Company (d. 1977)

1895- Jean Giono -French author (d. 1970)

1895- Charlie Wilson (footballer born 1895)|Charlie Wilson -English footballer (d. 1971)

1899- Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay -Indian author (d. 1970)

1902- Brooke Astor -American philanthropist (d. 2007)

1902- Frieda Szwillus -German super-centenarian (d. 2014)

1902- Ted Heath (bandleader)|Ted Heath -English trombonist and composer (d. 1969)

1903- Countee Cullen -American poet (d. 1946)

1903- Joy Ridderhof -American missionary (d. 1984)

1904- Ripper Collins -American baseball player (d. 1970)

1905- Albert Pierrepoint -English hangman (d. 1992)

1907- Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte -German colonel (d. 1994)

1910- Józef Marcinkiewicz -Polish mathematician (d. 1940)

1912- Alvin Hamilton -Canadian politician (d. 2004)

1913- Marc Davis (animator)|Marc Davis -American animator (d. 2000)

1913- Richard Helms -American diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 2002)

1913- Frankie Laine -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2007)

1913- Ċensu Tabone -Maltese politician, 4th President of Malta (d. 2012)

1914- Sonny Boy Williamson I -American singer and harmonica player (d. 1948)

1917- Els Aarne -Estonian composer and pedagogue (d. 1995)

1919- McGeorge Bundy -American diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (d. 1996)

1919- Robin M. Williams -New Zealand mathematician and academic (d. 2013)

1921- André Fontaine -French historian and journalist (d. 2013)

1921- Tony Honoré -English lawyer and jurist

1922- Turhan Bey -Austrian-American actor (d. 2012)

1923- Milton Acorn -Canadian poet (d. 1986)

1924- Alan Davidson (food writer)|Alan Davidson -English historian and author (d. 2003)

1926- Ingvar Kamprad -Swedish businessman, founded IKEA

1926- Peter Marshall (entertainer)|Peter Marshall -American actor, singer, and game show host

1926- Werner Torkanowsky -German-American conductor (d. 1992)

1926- Larissa Volpert -Russian chess player

1927- Robert Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Ilminster -English civil servant and scholar

1928- Robert Badinter -French lawyer and politician, Ministry of Justice (France)|French Minister of Justice

1928- Tom Sharpe -English-Spanish author (d. 2013)

1929- Richard Dysart -American actor

1929- Ray Musto -American soldier and politician (d. 2014)

1930- John Astin -American actor and director

1930- Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson -English judge and politician

1930- Rolf Harris -Australian-English singer-songwriter

1933- Luis Bacalov -Argentinian-Italian composer

1933- Jean-Claude Brialy -French actor and director (d. 2007)

1933- George Morfogen -American actor

1934- Paul Crouch -American broadcaster, co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2013)

1934- Hans Hollein -Austrian architect, designed Haas House (d. 2014)

1935- Karl Berger -German pianist and composer

1935- Willie Galimore -American football player (d. 1964)

1937- Warren Beatty -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1937- Ian MacLaurin, Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth -English businessman

1938- John Barnhill (basketball)|John Barnhill -American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

1938- Klaus Schwab -German economist, founded the World Economic Forum

1940- Jerry Lucas -American basketball player

1940- Hans Ragnemalm -Swedish lawyer and judge

1941- Graeme Edge -English singer-songwriter and drummer (Moody Blues)

1941- Ron Johnston (geographer)|Ron Johnston -English geographer and academic

1941- Wasim Sajjad -Pakistan lawyer and politician, President of Pakistan

1941- Bob Smith (American politician)|Bob Smith -American politician

1942- Ruben Kun -Nauruan politician, 14th President of Nauru

1942- Kenneth Welsh -Canadian actor

1943- Sarah Badel -English actress

1943- Ken Forssi -American bass player (The Surfaris and Love (band)|Love) (d. 1998)

1943- Al Goodman (singer)|Al Goodman -American singer Ray, Goodman & Brown (d. 2010)

1943- Jay Traynor -American singer (The Mystics and Jay and the Americans) (d. 2014)

1945- Eric Clapton -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Yardbirds, Cream (band)|Cream, The Dirty Mac, Blind Faith, and Free Creek (band)|Free Creek)

1945- Ron Garvin -Canadian-American wrestler

1945- S.D. Jones -Antiguan wrestler (d. 2008)

1945- Johnnie Walker (DJ)|Johnnie Walker -English radio host

1946- Elhanan Helpman -Israeli-American economist

1946- Mohammad Hashem Pesaran -Iranian-English economist

1947- Ryszard Kotla -Polish journalist and author

1947- Dick Roche -Irish politician, Minister of State for European Affairs

1948- Mervyn King (economist)|Mervyn King -English economist and academic

1948- Nigel Jones, Baron Jones of Cheltenham -English politician

1948- Eddie Jordan -Irish race car driver, founded Jordan Grand Prix

1949- Sue Cook -English radio host and author

1949- Liza Frulla -Canadian politician

1949- Ray Magliozzi -American radio host

1949- Naomi Sims -American model and author (d. 2009)

1950- Janet Browne -English-American historian and academic

1950- Robbie Coltrane -Scottish actor and singer

1950- Beverley Hughes -English academic and politician

1950- Warren Snowdon -Australian politician

1951- Tina Monzon-Palma -Filipino journalist

1951- Yves Séguin -Canadian academic and politician

1952- Peter Knights -Australian footballer and coach

1955- Margaret Fingerhut -English pianist

1955- Rhonda Jo Petty -American porn actress

1955- Randy VanWarmer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)

1956- Bill Butler (politician)|Bill Butler -Scottish educator and politician

1956- Juanito Oiarzabal -Spanish mountaineer

1956- Shahla Sherkat -Iranian journalist and author

1957- Michael Lehmann -American director and producer

1957- Paul Reiser -American actor and screenwriter

1958- Montgomery Kaluhiokalani -American surfer (d. 2013)

1958- Maurice LaMarche -Canadian voice actor

1958- Michael Morris (director)|Michael Morris -American director and producer

1958- Mike Rotunda -American wrestler and agent

1959- Andrew Bailey (banker)|Andrew Bailey -English banker

1959- Martina Cole -English television host and author

1959- Peter Ellis (childcare worker)|Peter Ellis -New Zealand criminal

1959- Sabine Meyer -German clarinet player

1960- Laurie Graham -Canadian skier

1960- Christoph M. Ohrt -German actor

1961- Mike Thackwell -New Zealand race car driver

1961- Doug Wickenheiser -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)

1962- Mark Begich -American politician

1962- Adrianna Biedrzyńska -Polish actress

1962- Bil Dwyer -American actor

1962- MC Hammer -American rapper, dancer, and actor

1963- Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj -Mongolian journalist and politician, 4th President of Mongolia

1963- Eli-Eri Moura -Brazilian composer and conductor

1963- Panagiotis Tsalouchidis -Greek footballer

1964- Vlado Bozinovski -Australian footballer

1964- Tracy Chapman -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1964- David Ellett -Canadian ice hockey player

1964- Sigurd Haveland -Gibraltarian triathlete and cyclist

1964- Ian Ziering -American actor

1965- Piers Morgan -English journalist

1966- Joey Castillo -American drummer and songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Danzig (band)|Danzig, Sugartooth, and Zilch (band)|Zilch)

1966- Efstratios Grivas -Greek chess player and author

1967- Christopher Bowman -American figure skater (d. 2008)

1967- Megumi Hayashibara -Japanese voice actress and singer

1967- Richard Hutten -Dutch designer

1968- Donna D'Errico -American actress and model

1968- Celine Dion -Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

1970- Tobias Hill -English poet and author

1970- Sylvain Charlebois -Canadian food distribution, policy expert

1971- Mark Consuelos -Spanish-American actor

1971- Mari Holden -American cyclist

1972- Mili Avital -Israeli-American actress

1972- Makoto Nagano -Japanese martial artist

1972- Karel Poborský -Czech footballer

1973- Ali Ahmed (archer)|Ali Ahmed -Qatari archer

1973- Robin Coleman -American actress and bodybuilder

1973- Adam Goldstein -American keyboard player, DJ, and producer (Crazy Town and TRV$DJAM) (d. 2009)

1973- Jan Koller -Czech footballer

1973- Matthew Pritchard -Welsh skateboarder

1973- Rodney Thomas -American football player (d. 2014)

1974- Maria Dangell -Estonian singer-songwriter and pianist

1975- Paul Griffen -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1975- Haluk Piyes -German actor

1975- Bahar Soomekh -Iranian-American actress

1976- Jessica Cauffiel -American actress and singer

1976- Ty Conklin -American ice hockey player

1976- Matt Doran -Australian actor

1976- Ayako Kawasumi -Japanese voice actress

1976- Mark McClelland -Irish bass player (Snow Patrol, Little Doses, and The Reindeer Section)

1976- Obadele Thompson -Barbadian sprinter

1977- Abhishek Chaubey -Indian director and screenwriter

1978- Chris Paterson -Scottish rugby player and coach

1979- Norah Jones -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (The Little Willies and Wax Poetic)

1979- Park Kyung-lim -South Korean comedian and actor

1979- Anatoliy Tymoshchuk -Ukrainian footballer

1979- Simon Webbe -English singer-songwriter and actor (Blue (English band)|Blue)

1980- Yalın -Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980- Fiona Gubelmann -American actress

1980- Ricardo Osorio -Mexican footballer

1980- Chris Paterson (rugby league)|Chris Paterson -Australian rugby player

1981- Jammal Brown -American football player

1981- Angie Greenup -American comedian and television host

1981- Andrea Masi -Italian rugby player

1982- Jason Dohring -American actor

1982- Mark Hudson (footballer born 1982)|Mark Hudson -English footballer

1982- Philippe Mexès -French footballer

1982- Javier Portillo -Spanish footballer

1983- Jérémie Aliadière -French footballer

1983- Zach Gowen -American wrestler

1983- Scott Moffatt -Canadian singer, guitarist, and model (The Moffatts)

1983- Sajjad Moradi -Iranian runner

1983- Davis Romero -Panamanian baseball player

1983- Hebe Tien -Taiwanese singer and actress (S.H.E)

1984- Mario Ančić -Croatian tennis player

1984- Christian López -Guatemalan weightlifter (d. 2013)

1984- Anna Nalick -American singer-songwriter

1984- Paul Oliver (American football)|Paul Oliver -American football player (d. 2013)

1984- Samantha Stosur -Australian tennis player

1986- Beni (singer)|Beni -Japanese-American singer-songwriter

1986- Simon R. Baker -Canadian actor

1986- Sergio Ramos -Spanish footballer

1987- Calum Elliot -Scottish footballer

1987- Kwok Kin Pong -Hong Kong footballer

1987- Marc-Édouard Vlasic -Canadian ice hockey player

1988- Capri Anderson -American porn actress

1988- Thanasis Papazoglou -Greek footballer

1988- Richard Sherman (American football)|Richard Sherman -American football player

1988- Danica Thrall -English model

1989- Adam Duffy -English snooker player

1989- Chris Sale -American baseball player

1990- Lee Gi-kwang -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Beast (South Korean band)|BEAST)

1990- Allie Gonino -American actress and singer (The Stunners)

1990- Cassie Scerbo -American actress, singer, and dancer

1990- Ádám Simon (footballer born 1990)|Ádám Simon -Hungarian footballer

1990- Rodney Strasser -Sierra Leonean footballer

1991- Kim Grajdek -German tennis player

1993- Song Min-ho -South Korean rapper, composer and lyricist (Winner (band)|Winner)

1994- Haruka Shimazaki -Japanese singer (AKB48)

1994- Sarah Solovay -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1994- Jetro Willems -Dutch footballer

2002- Sebastian Sword -Legend, Footballer and Drug lord