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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)

1648 - [[Anne Henriette of Bavaria]] -(d. 1723)

1683 - [[John Theophilus Desaguliers]] -French-English philosopher and translator (d. 1744)

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

1706 - [[Johann Christoph Heilbronner]] -German historian and theologian (d. 1745)

1719 - [[John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden]] -English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (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-Penthièvre, Duchess of Orléans]] -(d. 1821)

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

1763 - [[Guillaume 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-German painter and academic (d. 1903)

1849 - [[Périclès Pantazis]] -Greek painter (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-German painter (d. 1941)

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

1870 - [[William Glackens]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 1938)

1870 - [[Albert Meyer (politician)|Albert Meyer]] -Swiss journalist and politician (d. 1953)

1874 - [[Ellery Harding Clark]] -American jumper (d. 1949)

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

1884 - [[Hugh Walpole]] -New Zealand-English author (d. 1941)

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

1886 - [[Arthur Russell (athlete)|Arthur Russell]] -English runner (d. 1972)

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

1899 - [[Jan Lechoń]] -Polish poet and critic (d. 1956)

1899 - [[Pancho Vladigerov]] -Bulgarian pianist and composer (d. 1978)

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

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

1902 - [[Hans Bellmer]] -German painter and sculptor(d. 1975)

1904 - [[George Guthrie (athlete)|George Guthrie]] -American hurdler (d. 1972)

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, philanthropist, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2002)

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

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

1910 - [[Kemal Tahir]] -Turkish journalist and author (d. 1973)

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 and playwright (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 educator and politician, 5th United States Ambassador to the Holy See (d. 2013)

1916 - [[Jacque Fresco]] -American engineer

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

1920 - [[Ralph J. Roberts]] -American businessman, co-founded Comcast (d. 2015)

1921 - [[Al Jaffee]] -American cartoonist

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

1923 - [[Dimitrios Ioannidis]] -Greek general (d. 2010)

1925 - [[Roy Haynes]] -American drummer and composer

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

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

1927 - [[Robert Denning]] -American interior designer and art collector (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 and screenwriter

1935 - [[David Nobbs]] -English author and screenwriter

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 captain and politician (d. 2012)

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

1939 - [[Marion Foale]] -English fashion designer

1939 - [[Claude Piquemal]] -French sprinter

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 computer scientist and engineer

1942 - [[Geoffrey Hayes]] -English actor and screenwriter

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

1942 - [[Herman Wijffels]] -Dutch economist and politician

1943 - [[Frances Nero]] -American singer (d. 2014)

1943 - [[André Téchiné]] -French director and screenwriter

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

1945 - [[Anatoly Fomenko]] -Russian mathematician and academic

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

1947 - [[Lesley Collier]] -English ballerina and educator

1947 - [[Beat Richner]] -Swiss pediatrician and cellist

1948 - [[Robert S. Woods]] -American actor

1949 - [[Sian Elias]] -New Zealand lawyer and 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 - [[Haşim Kılıç]] -Turkish economist and judge

1950 - [[Charles Krauthammer]] -American physician, journalist, and author

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

1952 - [[Wolfgang Rihm]] -German composer and educator

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

1953 - [[Ridley Pearson]] -American author and bass player (Rock Bottom Remainders)

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 and screenwriter

1955 - [[Bruno Conti]] -Italian footballer and manager

1955 - [[Glenne Headly]] -American actress

1955 - [[Olga Rukavishnikova]] -Russian pentathlete

1956 - [[Dana Delany]] -American actress and producer

1956 - [[Jamie Dimon]] -American banker and businessman

1956 - [[Jonathan Rutherford]] -English political scientist and academic

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

1957 - [[John Hoeven]] -American banker and 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 - [[Yurii 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

1962 - [[Seyhan Erözçelik]] -Turkish poet and author (d. 2011)

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

1964 - [[Will Clark]] -American baseball player

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

1964 - [[Yevgeniy Misyulya]] -Belarusian race walker

1965 - [[Cees Geel]] -Dutch actor

1965 - [[Pamela Andersson]] -Swedish journalist

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 - [[Rodica Mateescu]] -Romanian triple jumper

1971 - [[Tracy Wells]] -American actress

1972 - [[Common (rapper)|Common]] -American rapper and actor (Soulquarians)

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

1972 - [[Augenijus Vaškys]] -Lithuanian basketball player and coach

1973 - [[Edgar Davids]] -Surinamese-Dutch footballer and manager

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 and sportscaster

1975 - [[Chris Ashworth]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

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 and rapper

1976 - [[Danny Masterson]] -American actor and producer

1977 - [[Mohammed 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-English 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

1983 - [[Erkan Veyseloğlu]] -Turkish basketball player

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 - [[Yūka 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 - [[Víctor García (athlete)|Víctor García]] -Spanish runner

1985 - [[Emile Hirsch]] -American actor

1985 - [[Ben Lowe]] -Australian rugby player

1985 - [[Taner Sağır]] -Bulgarian-Turkish weightlifter

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

1987 - [[Harald Lassen]] -Norwegian saxophonist (Mopti (band)|Mopti)

1988 - [[Furdjel Narsingh]] -Dutch footballer

1988 - [[Dani Rivas]] -Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2015)

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

1989 - [[Tom Westley]] -English cricketer

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

1991 - [[Lê Quang Liêm]] -Vietnamese chess player

1991 - [[Tristan Thompson]] -Canadian basketball player

1991 - [[Aaron Woods]] -Australian rugby player

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

1992 - [[Lucy Fry]] -Australian actress

1992 - [[Antoni Sarcevic]] -English footballer

1992 - [[Kaya Scodelario]] -English actress

1994 - [[Gerard Deulofeu]] -Spanish footballer

1995 - [[Zella Day]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1997 - [[Rúben Neves]] -Portuguese footballer

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