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Day History: March-14

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Famous Birthdays


1638 - [[Johann Georg Gichtel]] -German mystic (d. 1710)

1681 - [[Georg Philipp Telemann]] -German composer and theorist (d. 1767)

1790 - [[Ludwig Emil Grimm]] -German painter and engraver (d. 1863)

1801 - [[Kristjan Jaak Peterson]] -Estonian poet (d. 1822)

1804 - [[Johann Strauss I]] -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1849)

1807 - [[Josephine of Leuchtenberg]] -(d. 1876)

1813 - [[Joseph P. Bradley]] -American lawyer and jurist (d. 1892)

1820 - [[Victor Emmanuel II of Italy]] -(d. 1878)

1822 - [[Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies]] -(d. 1889)

1823 - [[Théodore de Banville]] -French poet and critic (d. 1891)

1833 - [[Frederic Shields]] -English painter and illustrator (d. 1911)

1833 - [[Lucy Hobbs Taylor]] -American dentist and educator (d. 1910)

1835 - [[Giovanni Schiaparelli]] -Italian astronomer and historian (d. 1910)

1837 - [[Charles Ammi Cutter]] -American librarian (d. 1903)

1844 - [[Umberto I of Italy]] -(d. 1900)

1844 - [[Arthur O'Shaughnessy]] -English poet and herpetologist (d. 1881)

1853 - [[Ferdinand Hodler]] -Swiss painter (d. 1918)

1854 - [[Paul Ehrlich]] -German physician and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)

1854 - [[John Lane (publisher)|John Lane]] -English publisher, co-founded The Bodley Head (d. 1925)

1854 - [[Alexandru Macedonski]] -Romanian author and poet (d. 1920)

1854 - [[Thomas R. Marshall]] -American lawyer and politician, 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)

1862 - [[Vilhelm Bjerknes]] -Norwegian physicist and meteorologist (d. 1951)

1863 - [[Casey Jones]] -American engineer (d. 1900)

1866 - [[Alexey Troitsky]] -Russian composer and author (d. 1942)

1868 - [[Emily Murphy]] -Canadian jurist, author, and activist (d. 1933)

1869 - [[Algernon Blackwood]] -English author and playwright (d. 1951)

1874 - [[Anton Philips]] -Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips|Philips Electronics (d. 1951)

1879 - [[Albert Einstein]] -German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1880 - [[Princess Thyra of Denmark (1880–1945)|Princess Thyra of Denmark]] -(d. 1945)

1882 - [[George Knowles]] -Australian public servant (d. 1947)

1882 - [[Wacław Sierpiński]] -Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1969)

1885 - [[Gervais Raoul Lufbery]] -French-American soldier and pilot (d. 1918)

1886 - [[Edward Dierkes]] -American soccer player (d. 1955)

1886 - [[Firmin Lambot]] -Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)

1887 - [[Sylvia Beach]] -American-French publisher, founded Shakespeare and Company (bookstore)|Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)

1887 - [[Charles Reisner]] -American actor and director (d. 1962)

1888 - [[Marc-Aurèle Fortin]] -Canadian painter (d. 1970)

1894 - [[Osa Johnson]] -American director and explorer (d. 1953)

1894 - [[Heikki Liimatainen (athlete)|Heikki Liimatainen]] -Finnish runner (d. 1980)

1898 - [[Arnold Chikobava]] -Georgian linguist and philologist (d. 1985)

1898 - [[Reginald Marsh (artist)|Reginald Marsh]] -French-American painter and illustrator (d. 1954)

1899 - [[K. C. Irving]] -Canadian businessman, founded Irving Oil (d. 1992)

1899 - [[Ada Kramm]] -Norwegian actress (d. 1981)

1901 - [[Sid Atkinson]] -South African hurdler and long jumper (d. 1977)

1903 - [[Mustafa Barzani]] -Kurdish politician (d. 1979)

1903 - [[Adolph Gottlieb]] -American painter and sculptor (d. 1974)

1904 - [[Doris Eaton Travis]] -American actress and dancer (d. 2010)

1905 - [[Raymond Aron]] -French journalist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1983)

1906 - [[Ulvi Cemal Erkin]] -Turkish composer and educator (d. 1972)

1908 - [[Ed Heinemann]] -American engineer (d. 1991)

1908 - [[C. X. Martyn]] -Sri Lankan politician

1908 - [[Maurice Merleau-Ponty]] -French philosopher and academic (d. 1961)

1908 - [[Phil Vincent|Philip Conrad Vincent]] -English businessman, founded Vincent Motorcycles (d. 1979)

1911 - [[József Kovács (hurdler)|József Kovács]] -Hungarian hurdler (d. 1990)

1911 - [[Akira Yoshizawa]] -Japanese origamist (d. 2005)

1912 - [[Cliff Bastin]] -English footballer (d. 1991)

1912 - [[Les Brown (bandleader)|Les Brown]] -American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)

1912 - [[W. Graham Claytor, Jr.]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1994)

1912 - [[Charles Van Acker]] -Belgian-American race car driver (d. 1998)

1912 - [[W. Willard Wirtz]] -American lawyer and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 2010)

1914 - [[Lee Hays]] -American singer-songwriter (The Weavers and Almanac Singers) (d. 1981)

1914 - [[Bill Owen (actor)|Bill Owen]] -English actor and songwriter (d. 1999)

1914 - [[Lee Petty]] -American race car driver and businessman, founded Petty Enterprises (d. 2000)

1915 - [[Alexander Brott]] -Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)

1916 - [[Horton Foote]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1917 - [[Alan Smith (RAF officer)|Alan Smith]] -English lieutenant and pilot (d. 2013)

1918 - [[Dennis Patrick]] -American actor and director (d. 2002)

1919 - [[Max Shulman]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1988)

1920 - [[Hank Ketcham]] -American author and cartoonist, created ''Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics)|Dennis the Menace'' (d. 2001)

1920 - [[Dorothy Tyler-Odam]] -English high jumper (d. 2014)

1920 - [[Memduh Ün]] -Turkish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1921 - [[S. Truett Cathy]] -American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (d. 2014)

1921 - [[Ada Louise Huxtable]] -American author and critic (d. 2013)

1922 - [[Les Baxter]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1996)

1922 - [[China Zorrilla]] -Uruguayan actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Diane Arbus]] -American photographer (d. 1971)

1924 - [[Jacques Antoine]] -French game show producer, created ''The Crystal Maze'' and ''Fort Boyard (TV series)|Fort Boyard'' (d. 2012)

1925 - [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]] -American businessman (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Francis A. Marzen]] -American priest and journalist (d. 2004)

1925 - [[Joseph A. Unanue]] -American sergeant and businessman (d. 2013)

1926 - [[François Morel]] -Canadian pianist, composer, conductor, and educator

1926 - [[Phil Phillips]] -American singer-songwriter

1927 - [[Philippe Lemaire]] -French actor (d. 2004)

1928 - [[Frank Borman]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1928 - [[Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente]] -Spanish environmentalist (d. 1980)

1932 - [[Naina Yeltsina]] -Russian wife of Boris Yeltsin, First Lady of Russia

1933 - [[Michael Caine]] -English actor and author

1933 - [[René Felber]] -Swiss politician

1933 - [[Quincy Jones]] -American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer

1934 - [[Eugene Cernan]] -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1934 - [[Paul Rader]] -American 15th General of The Salvation Army

1936 - [[Bob Charles (golfer)|Bob Charles]] -New Zealand golfer

1937 - [[Peter van der Merwe (cricketer)|Peter van der Merwe]] -South African cricketer and referee (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Eleanor Bron]] -English actress and screenwriter

1939 - [[Pilar Bardem]] -Spanish actress

1939 - [[Raymond J. Barry]] -American actor

1939 - [[Bertrand Blier]] -French director and screenwriter

1939 - [[Yves Boisset]] -French director and screenwriter

1939 - [[Stavros Xarchakos]] -Greek composer, conductor, and politician

1940 - [[Metin Altıok]] -Turkish poet and educator (d. 1993)

1941 - [[Jennifer Bartlett]] -American painter

1941 - [[Wolfgang Petersen]] -German-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1942 - [[Rita Tushingham]] -English actress

1942 - [[Emin Çölaşan]] -Turkish journalist

1943 - [[Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner]] -American singer, guitarist, and producer (Ohio Players) (d. 2013)

1943 - [[Anita Morris]] -American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1994)

1944 - [[Boris Brott]] -Canadian composer and conductor

1944 - [[Mariza Koch]] -Greek singer-songwriter

1944 - [[Václav Nedomanský]] -Czech ice hockey player and manager

1944 - [[Bobby Smith (footballer, born 1944)|Bobby Smith]] -English footballer and manager

1944 - [[Tom Stannage]] -Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)

1945 - [[Jasper Carrott]] -English comedian, actor, and game show host

1945 - [[Michael Martin Murphey]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1945 - [[Walter Parazaider]] -American saxophonist (Chicago (band)|Chicago)

1945 - [[Herman van Veen]] -Dutch singer-songwriter and actor

1945 - [[Nicholas Wall (judge)|Nicholas Wall]] -English lawyer and judge

1946 - [[Steve Kanaly]] -American actor and director

1946 - [[Wes Unseld]] -American basketball player, coach, and manager

1947 - [[Pam Ayres]] -English comedian, actor, and poet

1947 - [[Roy Budd]] -English pianist and composer (d. 1993)

1947 - [[William J. Jefferson]] -American lawyer and politician

1947 - [[Jona Lewie]] -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs and Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts)

1947 - [[Peter Skellern]] -English singer-songwriter and pianist (Oasis (1980s group)|Oasis)

1948 - [[Tom Coburn]] -American physician and politician

1948 - [[Billy Crystal]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1948 - [[Theo Jansen]] -Dutch sculptor

1949 - [[Helle Meri]] -Estonian actress, 2nd First Lady of Estonia

1950 - [[Rick Dees]] -American actor and radio host

1951 - [[Jerry Greenfield]] -American businessman, co-founded Ben & Jerry's

1953 - [[Nick Keir]] -Scottish singer-songwriter (The McCalmans) (d. 2013)

1954 - [[Jann Browne]] -American singer (Asleep at the Wheel)

1954 - [[Ian Diamond]] -English statistician and academic

1954 - [[Gheorghe Megelea]] -Romanian-Canadian javelin thrower

1955 - [[Helen Atkinson-Wood]] -English actress

1955 - [[Jonathan Kaufer]] -American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1956 - [[Colin Ayre]] -English footballer

1956 - [[Johnny Dusbaba]] -Dutch footballer

1956 - [[Toine Manders]] -Dutch lawyer and politician

1956 - [[Sean Mathias]] -Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter

1956 - [[Tessa Sanderson]] -Jamaican-English javelin thrower and heptathlete

1956 - [[Butch Wynegar]] -American baseball player and coach

1957 - [[Steve Lake]] -American baseball player

1957 - [[Jean van de Velde (director)|Jean van de Velde]] -Dutch director and screenwriter

1957 - [[Tad Williams]] -American author

1958 - [[Claire Clancy]] -English civil servant

1958 - [[Francine Stock]] -English journalist and author

1959 - [[Steve Byrnes]] -American sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)

1959 - [[Laila Robins]] -American actress

1959 - [[Tamara Tunie]] -American actress, director, and producer

1959 - [[Brian Whitfield]] -South African cricketer

1960 - [[Heidi Hammel]] -American astronomer and academic

1960 - [[Kirby Puckett]] -American baseball player (d. 2006)

1961 - [[Greg Anderson (dragster driver)|Greg Anderson]] -American race car driver

1961 - [[Gary Dell'Abate]] -American actor and producer

1961 - [[Penny Johnson Jerald]] -American actress

1961 - [[Mike Lazaridis]] -Turkish–Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded BlackBerry Limited

1961 - [[Hiro Matsushita]] -Japanese race car driver

1961 - [[Rey Washam]] -American drummer (Scratch Acid, The Didjits, Big Boys, and Rapeman)

1962 - [[Horst Baron]] -German porn actor

1962 - [[Narumi Tsunoda]] -Japanese voice actress

1963 - [[Andrew Fleming]] -American director and screenwriter

1963 - [[Bruce Reid]] -Australian cricketer and coach

1963 - [[Mike Rochford]] -American baseball player

1964 - [[Dario Bisso Sabàdin]] -Italian conductor and composer

1965 - [[Kevin Brown (right-handed pitcher)|Kevin Brown]] -American baseball player and coach

1965 - [[Aamir Khan]] -Indian actor, director, and producer

1965 - [[Kiana Tom]] -American actress, television host, and author

1965 - [[Billy Sherwood]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Yes (band)|Yes, Conspiracy (band)|Conspiracy, Lodgic, and Yoso)

1965 - [[John Stephenson (cricketer, born 1965)|John Stephenson]] -English cricketer

1965 - [[Kevin Williamson (screenwriter)|Kevin Williamson]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Jonas Elmer]] -Danish actor, director, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Elise Neal]] -American actress and producer

1966 - [[Gary Anthony Williams]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Melissa Reeves]] -American actress

1968 - [[Megan Follows]] -Canadian-American actress

1968 - [[James Frain]] -English actor

1968 - [[Serena Rees]] -English businesswoman, co-founded Agent Provocateur (lingerie)|Agent Provocateur

1969 - [[Michael Bland]] -American drummer (The New Power Generation, Nick Jonas & the Administration, Dr. Mambo's Combo, and Soul Asylum)

1969 - [[Des Coleman]] -English actor

1969 - [[Larry Johnson (basketball, born 1969)|Larry Johnson]] -American basketball player and actor

1970 - [[Kristian Bush]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sugarland and Billy Pilgrim (band)|Billy Pilgrim)

1970 - [[Ebru Kavaklıoğlu]] -Russian-Turkish runner

1970 - [[Meredith Salenger]] -American actress

1971 - [[Charlie Elphicke]] -English lawyer and politician

1972 - [[Irom Chanu Sharmila]] -Indian poet and activist

1974 - [[Grace Park (actress)|Grace Park]] -American-Canadian actress

1974 - [[Rohit Shetty]] -Indian actor, director, and cinematographer

1974 - [[Patrick Traverse]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1975 - [[Dorismar]] -Argentinian model, actress, and singer

1975 - [[Rushanara Ali]] -Bangladeshi-English politician

1975 - [[Steve Harper]] -English footballer and referee

1975 - [[Dmitri Markov]] -Belarusian-Australian pole vaulter

1975 - [[Johan Paulik]] -Slovak porn actor, director, and producer

1975 - [[Rico Yan]] -Filipino actor (d. 2002)

1976 - [[Daniel Gillies]] -Canadian-New Zealand actor

1976 - [[Merlin Santana]] -American actor (d. 2002)

1977 - [[Zé António]] -Portuguese footballer

1977 - [[Vadims Fjodorovs]] -Latvian footballer and coach

1977 - [[Aki Hoshino]] -Japanese model and author

1977 - [[Naoki Matsuda]] -Japanese footballer (d. 2011)

1978 - [[Monica Mayhem]] -Australian pornographic actress, exotic dancer and singer

1978 - [[Pieter van den Hoogenband]] -Dutch swimmer

1979 - [[Love (footballer)|Love]] -Angolan footballer

1979 - [[Nicolas Anelka]] -French footballer and manager

1979 - [[Chris Klein (actor)|Chris Klein]] -American actor

1979 - [[Santino Marella]] -Canadian wrestler and actor

1979 - [[Sead Ramović]] -German-Bosnian footballer

1979 - [[Yoko Shibui]] -Japanese runner

1980 - [[Aaron Brown (footballer, born 1980)|Aaron Brown]] -English footballer

1980 - [[Matteo Grassotto]] -Italian race car driver

1980 - [[Ben Herring]] -New Zealand rugby player

1980 - [[Mercedes McNab]] -Canadian model and actress

1981 - [[Bobby Jenks]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Mei-Ting Sun]] -Chinese-American pianist

1981 - [[George Wilson (safety)|George Wilson]] -American football player

1982 - [[Kate Maberly]] -English actress and singer

1982 - [[Carlos Marinelli]] -Argentinian footballer

1982 - [[François Sterchele]] -Belgian footballer (d. 2008)

1983 - [[Bakhtiyar Artayev]] -Kazakh boxer

1983 - [[Taylor Hanson]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Hanson (band)|Hanson and Tinted Windows (band)|Tinted Windows)

1983 - [[Anas Sarwar]] -Scottish dentist and politician

1984 - [[Aric Almirola]] -American race car driver

1984 - [[Paolo Contis]] -Filipino actor

1984 - [[Liesel Pritzker Simmons]] -American actress

1985 - [[Idaira]] -Spanish singer

1985 - [[Eva Angelina]] -American porn actress and producer

1985 - [[Brianna Love]] -American porn actress

1986 - [[Jamie Bell]] -English actor and dancer

1986 - [[Elton Chigumbura]] -Zimbabwean cricketer

1986 - [[Jessica Gallagher]] -Australian Paralympic alpine skier and track and field athlete

1986 - [[Andy Taylor (footballer, born 1986)|Andy Taylor]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Robert Clark (actor)|Robert Clark]] -American actor

1988 - [[Stephen Curry (basketball)|Stephen Curry]] -American basketball player

1988 - [[Rico Freimuth]] -German decathlete

1988 - [[Sasha Grey]] -American porn actress and singer (ATelecine)

1989 - [[Kevin Lacroix (racing driver)|Kevin Lacroix]] -Canadian race car driver

1989 - [[Colby O'Donis]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1990 - [[Joe Allen (footballer, born 1990)|Joe Allen]] -Welsh footballer

1990 - [[Peter Chambers]] -English rower

1990 - [[Tamás Kádár]] -Hungarian footballer

1990 - [[Haru Kuroki]] -Japanese actress

1990 - [[Leena (model)|Leena]] -Japanese model

1990 - [[Triin Ojaste]] -Estonian skier

1990 - [[Kolbeinn Sigþórsson]] -Icelandic footballer

1991 - [[Emir Bekrić]] -Serbian hurdler

1991 - [[László Szűcs]] -Hungarian footballer

1991 - [[Steven Zellner]] -German footballer

1992 - [[Jasmine Murray]] -American model and singer, Miss Mississippi|Miss Mississippi 2014

1993 - [[Philipp Ziereis]] -German footballer

1994 - [[Ansel Elgort]] -American actor

1996 - [[Batuhan Altıntaş]] -Turkish footballer

1997 - [[Simone Biles]] -American gymnast

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