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Day History: March-18

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Famous Birthdays


1395 - [[John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter]] -English commander (d. 1447)

1496 - [[Mary Tudor, Queen of France]] -(d. 1533)

1555 - [[Francis, Duke of Anjou]] -(d. 1584)

1590 - [[Manuel de Faria e Sousa]] -Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)

1597 - [[Jérôme le Royer de la Dauversière]] -French religious leader, founded the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal (d. 1659)

1602 - [[Jacques de Billy]] -French priest, mathematician, and theorist (d. 1679)

1603 - [[Simon Bradstreet]] -English colonial businessman and politician, 20th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1693)

1609 - [[Frederick III of Denmark]] -(d. 1670)

1634 - [[Madame de La Fayette]] -French author (d. 1693)

1640 - [[Philippe de La Hire]] -French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)

1657 - [[Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni]] -Italian organist and composer (d. 1743)

1685 - [[Ralph Erskine (preacher)|Ralph Ersine]] -Scottish minister (d. 1752)

1690 - [[Christian Goldbach]] -Prussian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1764)

1701 - [[Niclas Sahlgren]] -Swedish businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Swedish East India Company (d. 1776)

1733 - [[Christoph Friedrich Nicolai]] -German author and bookseller (d. 1811)

1780 - [[Miloš Obrenović I, Prince of Serbia]] -(d. 1860)

1782 - [[John C. Calhoun]] -American lawyer and politician, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)

1798 - [[Francis Lieber]] -German-American jurist and philosopher (d. 1872)

1800 - [[Harriet Smithson]] -Anglo-Irish actress (d. 1854)

1813 - [[Christian Friedrich Hebbel]] -German poet and playwright (d. 1864)

1814 - [[Jacob Bunn]] -American businessman (d. 1897)

1816 - [[Antonio Salviati]] -Italian lawyer and businessman (d. 1890)

1823 - [[Antoine Chanzy]] -French general (d. 1883)

1828 - [[Randal Cremer]] -English politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1908)

1837 - [[Grover Cleveland]] -American lawyer and politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)

1840 - [[William Cosmo Monkhouse]] -English poet and critic (d. 1901)

1842 - [[Stéphane Mallarmé]] -French poet and critic (d. 1898)

1844 - [[Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov]] -Russian composer and academic (d. 1908)

1848 - [[Nathanael Greene Herreshoff]] -American engineer and architect (d. 1938)

1848 - [[Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll]] -(d. 1939)

1853 - [[Emilie Kempin-Spyri]] -Swiss lawyer and academic (d. 1901)

1858 - [[Rudolf Diesel]] -German engineer, invented the Diesel engine (d. 1913)

1863 - [[William Sulzer]] -American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of New York (d. 1941)

1869 - [[Neville Chamberlain]] -English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940)

1874 - [[Nikolai Berdyaev]] -Russian-French philosopher and theologian (d. 1948)

1877 - [[Edgar Cayce]] -American mystic and psychic (d. 1945)

1877 - [[Clem Hill]] -Australian cricketer and engineer (d. 1945)

1878 - [[Percival Perry, 1st Baron Perry]] -English businessman (d. 1956)

1879 - [[Norval Baptie]] -Canadian speed skater (d. 1966)

1881 - [[Paul Le Flem]] -French composer and critic (d. 1984)

1882 - [[Gian Francesco Malipiero]] -Italian composer and educator (d. 1973)

1884 - [[Bernard Cronin]] -Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)

1886 - [[Edward Everett Horton]] -American actor, dancer and singer (d. 1970)

1890 - [[Henri Decoin]] -French director and screenwriter (d. 1969)

1891 - [[Alice Cullen (politician)|Alice Cullen]] -Scottish politician (d. 1969)

1893 - [[Costante Girardengo]] -Italian cyclist (d. 1978)

1893 - [[Jean Goldkette]] -French-American pianist and bandleader (d. 1962)

1893 - [[Wilfred Owen]] -English soldier and poet (d. 1918)

1898 - [[Jake Swirbul]] -American businessman, co-founded the Grumman|Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (d. 1960)

1901 - [[William Johnson (artist)|William Johnson]] -American painter (d. 1970)

1903 - [[Galeazzo Ciano]] -Italian journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Italy)|Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1944)

1904 - [[Srečko Kosovel]] -Slovenian poet and author (d. 1926)

1904 - [[Margaret Tucker]] -Australian author and activist (d. 1996)

1905 - [[Thomas Townsend Brown]] -American physicist and engineer (d. 1985)

1905 - [[Robert Donat]] -English actor (d. 1958)

1907 - [[Rosita Moreno]] -Spanish-American actress (d. 1993)

1907 - [[Verda Welcome]] -American educator and politician (d. 1990)

1907 - [[John Zachary Young]] -English zoologist and neurophysiologist (d. 1997)

1908 - [[Loulou Gasté]] -French composer (d. 1995)

1909 - [[Ernest Gallo]] -American businessman, co-founded the E & J Gallo Winery (d. 2007)

1909 - [[C. Walter Hodges]] -English author and illustrator (d. 2004)

1911 - [[Al Benton]] -American baseball player (d. 1968)

1911 - [[Smiley Burnette]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1967)

1911 - [[Kullo Must]] -Estonian film producer (d. 1987)

1912 - [[Art Gilmore]] -American voice actor and announcer (d. 2010)

1913 - [[René Clément]] -French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1913 - [[Reinhard Hardegen]] -German commander

1913 - [[Werner Mölders]] -German colonel and pilot (d. 1941)

1914 - [[César Guerra-Peixe]] -Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1993)

1915 - [[Richard Condon]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1918 - [[Bob Broeg]] -American journalist (d. 2005)

1919 - [[Christopher Challis]] -English cinematographer and photographer (d. 2012)

1921 - [[Frank Searle (photographer)|Frank Searle]] -Scottish zoologist and photographer (d. 2005)

1922 - [[Egon Bahr]] -German journalist and politician, Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany (d. 2015)

1922 - [[Seymour Martin Lipset]] -American sociologist and academic (d. 2006)

1922 - [[Fred Shuttlesworth]] -American activist, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (d. 2011)

1923 - [[Andy Granatelli]] -American businessman (d. 2013)

1925 - [[James Pickles]] -English journalist, lawyer, and judge (d. 2010)

1926 - [[Peter Graves]] -American actor and director (d. 2010)

1926 - [[Dick Littlefield]] -American baseball player (d. 1997)

1926 - [[Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri]] -Indian poet and social worker

1927 - [[John Kander]] -American pianist and composer

1927 - [[George Plimpton]] -American journalist and actor (d. 2003)

1928 - [[Julia Mullock]] -American-South Korean wife of Yi Gu

1928 - [[Miguel Poblet]] -Spanish cyclist (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Fidel V. Ramos]] -Filipino general and politician, 12th President of the Philippines

1929 - [[Jacki Clérico]] -French businessman (d. 2013)

1929 - [[John Macurdy]] -American opera singer

1929 - [[Samuel Pisar]] -Polish-American lawyer and author (d. 2015)

1929 - [[Jack B. Sowards]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)

1930 - [[Pat Halcox]] -English trumpet player (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Howard Coble]] -American captain and politician

1931 - [[John Fraser (actor)|John Fraser]] -Scottish actor

1931 - [[John Mollo]] -English costume designer and author

1932 - [[John Updike]] -American author, poet, and critic (d. 2009)

1932 - [[Frank Nagai]] -Japanese singer (d. 2008)

1933 - [[Unita Blackwell]] -American activist and politician

1934 - [[Roy Chapman]] -English footballer and manager (d. 1983)

1934 - [[Pietro Rizzuto]] -Italian-Canadian politician (d. 1997)

1935 - [[Ole Barndorff-Nielsen]] -Danish mathematician and statistician

1935 - [[Antonios Naguib]] -Egyptian patriarch

1936 - [[F. W. de Klerk]] -South African lawyer and politician, 2nd State President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1937 - [[Rudi Altig]] -German cyclist and screenwriter

1937 - [[Mark Donohue]] -American race car driver (d. 1975)

1938 - [[Carl Gottlieb]] -American actor and screenwriter

1938 - [[Shashi Kapoor]] -Indian actor and producer

1938 - [[Kenny Lynch]] -English singer-songwriter and actor

1938 - [[Timo Mäkinen]] -Finnish race car driver

1938 - [[Charley Pride]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1938 - [[Machiko Soga]] -Japanese actress (d. 2006)

1939 - [[Ron Atkinson]] -English footballer and manager

1939 - [[Yannis Markopoulos]] -Greek composer

1940 - [[József Tóth (geographer)|József Tóth]] -Hungarian geographer and academic (d. 2013)

1941 - [[John W. Derr]] -American soldier and politician

1941 - [[Wilson Pickett]] -American singer-songwriter (The Falcons) (d. 2006)

1942 - [[Albert Van Vlierberghe]] -Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)

1943 - [[Kevin Dobson]] -American actor and director

1943 - [[Toula Grivas]] -French-Greek actress

1943 - [[Nobuko Imai]] -Japanese viola player and educator

1943 - [[Dennis Linde]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1944 - [[Amnon Lipkin-Shahak]] -Israeli general and politician, 22nd Ministry of Transport and Road Safety|Transportation Minister of Israel (d. 2012)

1944 - [[Dick Smith (entrepreneur)|Dick Smith]] -Australian publisher and businessman, founded Dick Smith (retailer)|Dick Smith Electronics and ''Australian Geographic''

1945 - [[Joy Fielding]] -Canadian actress and author

1945 - [[Hiroh Kikai]] -Japanese photographer

1945 - [[Michael Reagan]] -American journalist and radio host

1945 - [[Eric Woolfson]] -Scottish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (The Alan Parsons Project) (d. 2009)

1946 - [[Martyn Griffiths]] -English race car driver

1946 - [[Michel Leclère]] -French race car driver

1947 - [[Patrick Barlow]] -English actor and playwright

1947 - [[Patrick Chesnais]] -French actor, director, and screenwriter

1947 - [[Roger Kenneth Evans]] -English politician

1947 - [[David Lloyd (cricketer)|David Lloyd]] -English cricketer and journalist

1947 - [[Heather Ryan (model)|Heather Ryan]] -American model

1947 - [[B. J. Wilson]] -English drummer (Procol Harum) (d. 1990)

1948 - [[Guy Lapointe]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1948 - [[Brian Lloyd]] -Welsh footballer

1948 - [[Lockwood Phillips]] -American radio host

1949 - [[Bertha Gilkey]] -American activist (d. 2014)

1949 - [[Alex Higgins]] -Irish snooker player (d. 2010)

1949 - [[Åse Kleveland]] -Norwegian singer and politician

1949 - [[Hannu Siitonen]] -Finnish javelin thrower

1950 - [[James Conlon]] -American conductor and educator

1950 - [[Brad Dourif]] -American actor

1950 - [[John Hartman]] -American drummer (Doobie Brothers)

1950 - [[Eiji Okuda]] -Japanese actor and director

1950 - [[Linda Partridge]] -English geneticist and academic

1950 - [[Larry Perkins]] -Australian race car driver

1951 - [[Paul Barber (actor)|Paul Barber]] -English actor

1951 - [[Ben Cohen (businessman)|Ben Cohen]] -American businessman co-founded Ben and Jerry's

1951 - [[Bill Frisell]] -American guitarist and composer

1951 - [[Mart Murdvee]] -Estonian psychologist and scholar

1952 - [[Will Durst]] -American journalist and actor

1952 - [[Pat Eddery]] -Irish jockey

1952 - [[Bernie Tormé]] -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gillan (band)|Gillan, Guy McCoy Tormé, and Desperado (band)|Desperado)

1952 - [[Mike Webster]] -American football player (d. 2002)

1953 - [[Franz Wright]] -Austrian-American poet and translator (d. 2015)

1953 - [[Takashi Yoshimatsu]] -Japanese composer

1955 - [[Ana Obregón]] -Spanish actress, screenwriter, and biologist

1955 - [[Francis G. Slay]] -American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of St. Louis

1955 - [[Jeff Stelling]] -English journalist and game show host

1956 - [[Rick Martel]] -Canadian wrestler

1956 - [[Deborah Jeane Palfrey]] -American madam (d. 2008)

1956 - [[Ingemar Stenmark]] -Swedish skier

1957 - [[Christer Fuglesang]] -Swedish physicist and astronaut

1957 - [[György Pazdera]] -Hungarian bass player (Pokolgép)

1957 - [[Wolfgang Schilling (footballer, born 1957)|Wolfgang Schilling]] -German footballer

1958 - [[Richard de Zoysa]] -Sri Lankan journalist and author (d. 1990)

1958 - [[Aleksandr Kharlov]] -Uzbekistani hurdler

1959 - [[Luc Besson]] -French director, producer, and screenwriter, founded EuropaCorp

1959 - [[Irene Cara]] -American actress, singer-songwriter, and producer

1960 - [[Richard Biggs]] -American actor (d. 2004)

1960 - [[Guy Carbonneau]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1960 - [[James MacPherson (actor)|James MacPherson]] -Scottish actor

1960 - [[James Plaskett]] -Cypriot-English chess player

1961 - [[Tiffany Clark]] -American porn actress

1961 - [[Grant Hart]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hüsker Dü)

1961 - [[Todd Nelson (tennis)|Todd Nelson]] -American tennis player

1962 - [[Brian Fisher (baseball)|Brian Fisher]] -American baseball player

1962 - [[Thomas Ian Griffith]] -American actor and martial artist

1962 - [[James McMurtry]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1962 - [[Mike Rowe]] -American actor, singer, and television host

1962 - [[Bob Shennan]] -English broadcaster

1962 - [[Etsushi Toyokawa]] -Japanese actor and director

1962 - [[Volker Weidler]] -German race car driver

1963 - [[Keith Brown (cricketer)|Keith Brown]] -English cricketer

1963 - [[Jeff LaBar]] -American guitarist (Cinderella (band)|Cinderella and Naked Beggars)

1963 - [[Vanessa L. Williams]] -American model, actress, and singer, Miss America 1984

1964 - [[Rozalla]] -Zambian singer

1964 - [[Bonnie Blair]] -American speed skater

1964 - [[Seymore Butts]] -American porn actor, director, and producer

1964 - [[Alex Caffi]] -Italian race car driver

1964 - [[Paul Elliott (footballer)|Paul Elliott]] -English footballer and sportscaster

1964 - [[Mika Kanai]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1964 - [[Courtney Pine]] -English saxophonist and clarinet player

1965 - [[Birgit Clarius]] -German heptathlete

1965 - [[Yoriko Douguchi]] -Japanese actress

1966 - [[Jerry Cantrell]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alice in Chains)

1966 - [[Peter Jones (entrepreneur)|Peter Jones]] -English businessman

1966 - [[Irina Khabarova]] -Russian sprinter

1966 - [[Daniel S. Nevins]] -American rabbi

1967 - [[Miki Berenyi]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lush (band)|Lush)

1967 - [[Ken Edenfield]] -American baseball player

1968 - [[Miguel Herrera]] -Mexican footballer and manager

1968 - [[Paul Marsden]] -English businessman and politician

1968 - [[Shin-ichiro Miki]] -Japanese voice actor

1969 - [[Andy Cutting]] -English accordion player and composer (Blowzabella)

1969 - [[Vassily Ivanchuk]] -Ukrainian chess player

1969 - [[J. David Shapiro]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Shaun Udal]] -English cricketer

1970 - [[Queen Latifah]] -American rapper, producer, and actress

1971 - [[Mike Bell (wrestler)|Mike Bell]] -American wrestler (d. 2008)

1971 - [[Mariaan de Swardt]] -South African-American tennis player, coach, and sportscaster

1971 - [[Kitty Ussher]] -English economist and politician

1972 - [[Dane Cook]] -American comedian, actor, director, and producer

1972 - [[Anja Möllenbeck]] -German discus thrower

1972 - [[Reince Priebus]] -American lawyer and politician

1973 - [[Max Barry]] -Australian author and blogger

1973 - [[Luci Christian]] -American voice actress and screenwriter

1974 - [[Arsi Harju]] -Finnish shot putter

1974 - [[Tina Križan]] -Slovenian tennis player

1974 - [[Evan and Jaron|Evan Lowenstein]] -American singer-songwriter (Evan and Jaron)

1974 - [[Jaron Lowenstein]] -American singer-songwriter (Evan and Jaron)

1974 - [[Laure Savasta]] -French basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

1974 - [[Stuart Zender]] -English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Jamiroquai)

1975 - [[Sutton Foster]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1975 - [[Rodleen Getsic]] -American singer and actress

1975 - [[Brian Griese]] -American football player and sportscaster

1975 - [[Kimmo Timonen]] -Finnish ice hockey player

1975 - [[Tomas Žvirgždauskas]] -Lithuanian footballer

1975 - [[Lucid Fall]] -South Korean singer

1976 - [[Giovanna Antonelli]] -Brazilian actress and producer

1976 - [[Jovan Kirovski]] -American soccer player and coach

1976 - [[Tomo Ohka]] -Japanese baseball player

1976 - [[Scott Podsednik]] -American baseball player

1976 - [[Mike Quackenbush]] -American wrestler, trainer, and author, founded Chikara (professional wrestling)|Chikara wrestling promotion

1977 - [[Zdeno Chára]] -Slovak ice hockey player

1977 - [[Danny Murphy (footballer, born 1977)|Danny Murphy]] -English footballer and sportscaster

1977 - [[Fernando Rodney]] -Dominican-American baseball player

1977 - [[Willy Sagnol]] -French footballer and manager

1977 - [[Terrmel Sledge]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Fernandão]] -Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1978 - [[Jan Bulis]] -Czech ice hockey player

1978 - [[Juris Fernandez]] -Filipino singer-songwriter (MYMP)

1978 - [[Brooke Hanson]] -Australian swimmer

1978 - [[Antonio Margarito]] -Mexican-American boxer

1978 - [[Brian Scalabrine]] -American basketball player and coach

1978 - [[Yoshie Takeshita]] -Japanese volleyball player

1978 - [[Jonas Wallerstedt]] -Swedish footballer, coach, and manager

1978 - [[Virginia Williams]] -American actress

1979 - [[Shola Ama]] -English singer

1979 - [[Dramane Coulibaly]] -Malian footballer

1979 - [[Danneel Harris]] -American actress

1979 - [[Grzegorz Knapp]] -Polish motorcycle racer (d. 2014)

1979 - [[Adam Levine]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Maroon 5)

1979 - [[Anthony Maher (soccer)|Anthony Maher]] -American soccer player

1980 - [[Sébastien Frey]] -French footballer

1980 - [[Sophia Myles]] -English actress

1980 - [[Alexei Yagudin]] -Russian figure skater

1980 - [[Natalia Poklonskaya]] -Ukrainian-Crimean lawyer and politician

1981 - [[Tora Berger]] -Norwegian biathlete

1981 - [[Fabian Cancellara]] -Swiss cyclist

1981 - [[Leslie Djhone]] -French sprinter

1981 - [[Jang Na-ra]] -South Korean singer and actress

1981 - [[Kasib Powell]] -American basketball player

1981 - [[Tom Starke]] -German footballer

1981 - [[Doug Warren]] -American soccer player

1981 - [[Lovro Zovko]] -Croatian tennis player

1982 - [[Chad Cordero]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Timo Glock]] -German race car driver

1982 - [[Mantorras]] -Angolan footballer

1982 - [[Adam Pally]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1982 - [[Rei Yoshii]] -Japanese actress

1983 - [[Ethan Carter III]] -American wrestler

1983 - [[Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro]] -French tennis player

1983 - [[Andy Sonnanstine]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Tomasz Stolpa]] -Polish footballer

1984 - [[Simone Padoin]] -Italian footballer

1984 - [[Rajeev Ram]] -American tennis player

1984 - [[Gary Roberts (footballer, born 1984)|Gary Roberts]] -English footballer

1984 - [[Vonzell Solomon]] -American singer and actress

1985 - [[Gennaro Esposito]] -Italian footballer

1985 - [[Bia Figueiredo]] -Brazilian race car driver

1985 - [[Marvin Humes]] -English singer and actor (JLS and VS (band)|VS)

1985 - [[Vince Lia]] -Australian footballer

1986 - [[Abdennour Chérif El-Ouazzani]] -Algerian footballer

1986 - [[Kaloyan Ivanov]] -Bulgarian basketball player

1986 - [[Lykke Li]] -Swedish singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Gabriel Mercado]] -Argentinian footballer

1987 - [[Cesare Rickler]] -Italian footballer

1987 - [[Rebecca Soni]] -American swimmer

1987 - [[Mauro Zárate]] -Argentinian footballer

1989 - [[Francesco Checcucci]] -Italian footballer

1989 - [[Lily Collins]] -English-American actress

1989 - [[Shreevats Goswami]] -Indian cricketer

1989 - [[Kana Nishino]] -Japanese singer-songwriter

1989 - [[Paul Marc Rousseau]] -Canadian guitarist and producer (Silverstein (band)|Silverstein)

1990 - [[Corey Liuget]] -American football player

1991 - [[Dylan Mattingly]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1991 - [[Jeric Teng]] -Filipino basketball player

1992 - [[Ryan Truex]] -American race car driver

1993 - [[Maziah Mahusin]] -Bruneian hurdler

1993 - [[Urassaya Sperbund]] -Thai model and actress

1996 - [[Madeline Carroll]] -American actress

1997 - [[Ciara Bravo]] -American actress

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