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Day History: March-22

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Famous Birthdays


841 - [[Bernard Plantapilosa]] -French son of Bernard of Septimania (d. 885)

875 - [[William I, Duke of Aquitaine]] -(d. 918)

1212 - [[Emperor Go-Horikawa]] -of Japan (d. 1235)

1366 - [[Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk]] -English politician, Earl Marshal|Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (d. 1399)

1394 - [[Ulugh Beg]] -Persian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1449)

1459 - [[Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(d. 1519)

1503 - [[Antonio Francesco Grazzini]] -Italian author and educator (d. 1583)

1599 - [[Anthony van Dyck]] -Flemish-English painter and etcher (d. 1641)

1609 - [[John II Casimir Vasa]] -Polish king (d. 1672)

1663 - [[August Hermann Francke]] -German clergyman, philanthropist, and scholar (d. 1727)

1684 - [[William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath]] -English politician, Secretary at War (d. 1764)

1712 - [[Edward Moore (dramatist)|Edward Moore]] -English poet and playwright (d. 1757)

1720 - [[Nicolas-Henri Jardin]] -French architect, designed the Yellow Palace, Copenhagen|Yellow Palace and Bernstorff Palace (d. 1799)

1723 - [[Charles Carroll (barrister)|Charles Carroll]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)

1728 - [[Anton Raphael Mengs]] -German painter and theorist (d. 1779)

1759 - [[Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp]] -(d. 1818)

1797 - [[William I, German Emperor]] -(d. 1888)

1808 - [[David Swinson Maynard]] -American physician and lawyer (d. 1873)

1812 - [[Stephen Pearl Andrews]] -American author and activist (d. 1886)

1814 - [[Thomas Crawford (sculptor)|Thomas Crawford]] -American sculptor, designed the Statue of Freedom (d. 1857)

1817 - [[Braxton Bragg]] -American general (d. 1876)

1818 - [[John Ainsworth Horrocks]] -English-Australian explorer, founded Penwortham, South Australia|Penwortham (d. 1846)

1837 - [[Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione]] -(d. 1899)

1842 - [[Mykola Lysenko]] -Ukrainian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1912)

1846 - [[Randolph Caldecott]] -English illustrator and painter (d. 1886)

1846 - [[James Timberlake]] -American lieutenant, police officer, and farmer (d. 1891)

1852 - [[Otakar Ševčík]] -Czech violinist and educator (d. 1934)

1852 - [[Hector Sévin]] -French cardinal (d. 1916)

1857 - [[Paul Doumer]] -French mathematician, journalist, and politician, 14th President of France (d. 1932)

1866 - [[Jack Boyle]] -American baseball player and umpire (d. 1913)

1868 - [[Robert Andrews Millikan]] -American colonel and physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

1869 - [[Tom McInnes (footballer, born 1869)|Tom McInnes]] -Scottish-English footballer (d. 1939)

1873 - [[Ernest Lawson]] -Canadian-American painter (d. 1939)

1878 - [[Michel Théato]] -Luxembourgian-French runner (d. 1919)

1880 - [[Ernest C. Quigley]] -Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 1960)

1884 - [[Arthur H. Vandenberg]] -American journalist and politician (d. 1951)

1885 - [[Aryeh Levin]] -Polish-Lithuanian rabbi and educator (d. 1969)

1886 - [[August Rei]] -Estonian lawyer and politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1963)

1887 - [[Chico Marx]] -American actor and singer (d. 1961)

1892 - [[Johannes Semper]] -Estonian poet and scholar (d. 1970)

1896 - [[He Long]] -Chinese general and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1969)

1896 - [[Joseph Schildkraut]] -Austrian-American actor (d. 1964)

1899 - [[Ruth Page]] -American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1991)

1901 - [[Greta Kempton]] -Austrian-American painter (d. 1991)

1902 - [[Johannes Brinkman]] -Dutch architect, designed the Van Nelle Factory (d. 1949)

1902 - [[Madeleine Milhaud]] -French actress and composer (d. 2008)

1903 - [[Bill Holman (cartoonist)|Bill Holman]] -American cartoonist (d. 1987)

1907 - [[James M. Gavin]] -American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1990)

1908 - [[Jack Crawford (tennis)|Jack Crawford]] -Australian tennis player (d. 1991)

1908 - [[Louis L'Amour]] -American author and poet (d. 1988)

1909 - [[Gabrielle Roy]] -Canadian author and educator (d. 1983)

1910 - [[Nicholas Monsarrat]] -English sailor and author (d. 1979)

1912 - [[Wilfrid Brambell]] -Irish-English actor (d. 1985)

1912 - [[Karl Malden]] -American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)

1912 - [[Agnes Martin]] -Canadian-American painter and educator (d. 2004)

1912 - [[Leslie Johnson (racing driver)|Leslie Johnson]] -English race car driver (d. 1959)

1913 - [[Sabiha Gökçen]] -Turkish soldier and pilot (d. 2001)

1913 - [[Tom McCall]] -American journalist and politician, 30th Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)

1913 - [[Lew Wasserman]] -American businessman and talent agent (d. 2002)

1914 - [[John Stanley (cartoonist)|John Stanley]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1993)

1914 - [[Donald Stokes, Baron Stokes]] -English businessman (d. 2008)

1915 - [[Georgiy Zhzhonov]] -Russian actor (d. 2005)

1917 - [[Virginia Grey]] -American actress and singer (d. 2004)

1917 - [[Irving Kaplansky]] -Canadian-American mathematician and academic (d. 2006)

1917 - [[Paul Rogers (actor)|Paul Rogers]] -English actor (d. 2013)

1918 - [[Cheddi Jagan]] -Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (d. 1997)

1919 - [[Bernard Krigstein]] -American illustrator (d. 1990)

1920 - [[James Brown (actor)|James Brown]] -American actor and singer (d. 1992)

1920 - [[Werner Klemperer]] -German-American actor and singer (d. 2000)

1920 - [[Ross Martin]] -Polish-American actor and director (d. 1981)

1920 - [[Lloyd MacPhail]] -Canadian businessman and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (d. 1995)

1920 - [[Fanny Waterman]] -English pianist and educator, founded the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition

1921 - [[Nino Manfredi]] -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1922 - [[John J. Gilligan]] -American lieutenant and politician, 62nd Governor of Ohio (d. 2013)

1923 - [[Carmen Filpi]] -American actor (d. 2003)

1923 - [[Marcel Marceau]] -French mime and actor (d. 2007)

1924 - [[Al Neuharth]] -American journalist and author, founded ''USA Today'' (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Yevgeny Ostashev]] -Russian colonel, pilot, and engineer (d. 1960)

1924 - [[Bill Roost]] -English footballer (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Osman F. Seden]] -Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1924 - [[Bill Wendell]] -American television announcer (d. 1999)

1925 - [[Gilles Pelletier]] -Canadian actor

1927 - [[Marty Blake]] -American basketball player and manager (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Carrie Donovan]] -American journalist (d. 2001)

1928 - [[E. D. Hirsch]] -American author, critic, and academic

1928 - [[Ed Macauley]] -American basketball player, coach, and priest (d. 2011)

1929 - [[Mort Drucker]] -American illustrator

1929 - [[Yayoi Kusama]] -Japanese painter and sculptor

1930 - [[Derek Bok]] -American lawyer and academic

1930 - [[Pat Robertson]] -American minister and broadcaster, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network

1930 - [[Stephen Sondheim]] -American composer and songwriter

1931 - [[Burton Richter]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1931 - [[William Shatner]] -Canadian-American actor, singer, director, and producer

1931 - [[Leslie Thomas]] -Welsh journalist and author (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Els Borst]] -Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Larry Evans]] -American chess player and journalist (d. 2010)

1933 - [[Abolhassan Banisadr]] -Iranian economist and politician, 1st President of Iran

1933 - [[May Britt]] -Swedish-American actress and singer

1933 - [[Linden Chiles]] -American actor (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Sheila Cameron]] -English lawyer and judge

1934 - [[Orrin Hatch]] -American lawyer and politician

1934 - [[Larry Martyn]] -English actor (d. 1994)

1935 - [[Frank Pulli]] -American baseball player and umpire (d. 2013)

1935 - [[M. Emmet Walsh]] -American actor

1936 - [[Ron Carey (labor leader)|Ron Carey]] -American union leader (d. 2008)

1936 - [[Roger Whittaker]] -Kenyan-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1937 - [[Angelo Badalamenti]] -American pianist and composer

1937 - [[Armin Hary]] -German sprinter

1937 - [[Jon Hassell]] -American trumpet player and composer

1938 - [[Rein Etruk]] -Estonian chess player (d. 2012)

1940 - [[Dave Keon]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1940 - [[Haing S. Ngor]] -Cambodian-American physician, actor, and author (d. 1996)

1941 - [[Billy Collins]] -American poet, author, and academic

1941 - [[Jeremy Clyde]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Chad & Jeremy)

1941 - [[Bruno Ganz]] -Swiss actor

1941 - [[Cassam Uteem]] -Mauritian politician, 2nd List of Presidents of Mauritius|President of Mauritius

1942 - [[Bernd Herzsprung]] -German actor

1942 - [[Jorge Ben Jor]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter

1942 - [[Dick Pound]] -Canadian lawyer and academic

1943 - [[George Benson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fuse One)

1943 - [[Nazem Ganjapour]] -Iranian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1943 - [[Keith Relf]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Yardbirds, Renaissance (band)|Renaissance, and Armageddon (A&M band)|Armaggedon) (d. 1976)

1945 - [[Alan Opie]] -English actor and singer

1945 - [[Eric Roth]] -American screenwriter and producer

1945 - [[Peter Williams (physicist)|Peter Williams]] -English physicist and academic

1946 - [[Don Chaney]] -American basketball player and coach

1946 - [[Richard Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester]] -English journalist and politician

1946 - [[Rivka Golani]] -Israeli viola player and composer

1946 - [[Rudy Rucker]] -American mathematician, computer scientist, and author

1946 - [[Harry Vanda]] -Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Easybeats and Vanda & Young)

1947 - [[George Ferguson (Mayor of Bristol)|George Ferguson]] -English architect and politician, 1st Mayor of Bristol

1947 - [[James Patterson]] -American author and producer

1947 - [[Maarten van Gent]] -Dutch basketball player and coach

1947 - [[Tony Pope]] -American voice actor (d. 2004)

1948 - [[Wolf Blitzer]] -German-American journalist

1948 - [[Randy Jo Hobbs]] -American bass player (The McCoys and Montrose (band)|Montrose) (d. 1993)

1948 - [[Andrew Lloyd Webber]] -English director and composer

1949 - [[Fanny Ardant]] -French actress, director, and screenwriter

1949 - [[Brian Hanrahan]] -English journalist (d. 2010)

1950 - [[Goran Bregović]] -Bosnian guitarist and songwriter (Bijelo Dugme and Jutro)

1950 - [[Mary Tamm]] -English actress (d. 2012)

1950 - [[Jocky Wilson]] -Scottish darts player (d. 2012)

1952 - [[Des Browne]] -Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

1952 - [[Bob Costas]] -American talk show host and sportscaster

1952 - [[Jay Dee Daugherty]] -American drummer and songwriter (The Church (band)|The Church)

1954 - [[Tommy Hollis]] -American actor (d. 2001)

1955 - [[James House (singer)|James House]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955 - [[Lena Olin]] -Swedish-American actress

1955 - [[Pete Sessions]] -American politician

1955 - [[Valdis Zatlers]] -Latvian physician and politician, 7th President of Latvia

1956 - [[Generosa Ammon]] -American wife of Daniel Pelosi (d. 2003)

1957 - [[Jürgen Bucher]] -German footballer

1957 - [[Stephanie Mills]] -American actress and singer

1958 - [[Wayne Bloom]] -American wrestler

1958 - [[Laurie David]] -American blogger, activist, and producer

1958 - [[Pete Wylie]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crucial Three and The Spitfire Boys)

1959 - [[Carlton Cuse]] -Mexican-American screenwriter and producer

1959 - [[Avraham Fried]] -American singer-songwriter

1959 - [[Matthew Modine]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1960 - [[Tarmo Laht]] -Estonian architect

1960 - [[Lauri Vahtre]] -Estonian historian and politician

1962 - [[Villano V]] -Mexican wrestler

1963 - [[Deborah Bull]] -English ballerina

1963 - [[Francesco Quinn]] -Italian-American actor (d. 2011)

1964 - [[El Felino]] -Mexican wrestler

1965 - [[John Kordic]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)

1965 - [[Emma Wray]] -English actress

1966 - [[Pia Cayetano]] -Filipino lawyer and politician

1966 - [[Todd Ewen]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1966 - [[Paul Midgley]] -English scientist and academic

1966 - [[Artis Pabriks]] -Latvian academic and politician, 11th Minister for Defence of Latvia

1966 - [[António Pinto (athlete)|António Pinto]] -Portuguese runner

1966 - [[Brian Shaw]] -American basketball player and coach

1967 - [[Mario Cipollini]] -Italian cyclist

1967 - [[Bernie Gallacher]] -Scottish-English footballer (d. 2011)

1968 - [[Euronymous]] -Norwegian guitarist and producer (Mayhem (band)|Mayhem) (d. 1993)

1968 - [[Arve Henriksen]] -Norwegian trumpet player and composer

1970 - [[Andreas Johnson]] -Swedish singer-songwriter

1970 - [[Leontien van Moorsel]] -Dutch cyclist

1970 - [[Hwang Young-cho]] -South Korean runner

1970 - [[Live Maria Roggen]] -Norwegian singer (Come Shine)

1971 - [[Iben Hjejle]] -Danish actress

1971 - [[Keegan-Michael Key]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1971 - [[Will Yun Lee]] -American actor

1972 - [[Shawn Bradley]] -German-American basketball player, coach, and actor

1972 - [[Cory Lidle]] -American baseball player (d. 2006)

1972 - [[Elvis Stojko]] -Canadian figure skater and sportscaster

1973 - [[Beverley Knight]] -English singer-songwriter and producer

1973 - [[Joe Nedney]] -American football player and coach

1973 - [[Christopher Wheeldon]] -English dancer and choreographer

1974 - [[Marcus Camby]] -American basketball player

1974 - [[Philippe Clement]] -Belgian footballer

1974 - [[Kidada Jones]] -American actress and fashion designer

1974 - [[Gert Peens]] -South African-Italian rugby player

1975 - [[Anne Dudek]] -American actress

1975 - [[Steinar Raknes]] -Norwegian bassist

1975 - [[Jason Fletcher]] -American sports agent

1975 - [[Cole Hauser]] -American actor and producer

1975 - [[Jiří Novák]] -Czech-Monacan tennis player

1976 - [[Teun de Nooijer]] -Dutch field hockey player

1976 - [[Kathryn Jean Lopez]] -American journalist

1976 - [[Kellie Shanygne Williams]] -American actress

1976 - [[Reese Witherspoon]] -American actress and producer

1977 - [[John Otto (drummer)|John Otto]] -Canadian-American drummer (Limp Bizkit)

1977 - [[Joey Porter]] -American football player and coach

1977 - [[Tom Poti]] -American ice hockey player

1979 - [[Aaron North]] -American guitarist (Jubilee (band)|Jubilee and The Icarus Line)

1979 - [[Staņislavs Olijars]] -Latvian hurdler

1979 - [[Juan Uribe]] -Dominican baseball player

1980 - [[Shannon Bex]] -American singer-songwriter and dancer (Danity Kane)

1980 - [[Pamela O'Connor (figure skater)|Pamela O'Connor]] -Scottish ice dancer

1981 - [[Karylle]] -Filipino singer-songwriter and actress

1981 - [[Mims (rapper)|Mims]] -American rapper

1981 - [[Arne Gabius]] -German runner

1982 - [[Piá (footballer, born 1982)|Piá]] -Brazilian footballer

1982 - [[Enrico Gasparotto]] -Italian cyclist

1982 - [[Michael Janyk]] -Canadian skier

1982 - [[Kyle Kingsbury]] -American mixed martial artist

1984 - [[Piotr Trochowski]] -German footballer

1985 - [[Mayola Biboko]] -Belgian footballer

1985 - [[Jakob Fuglsang]] -Danish cyclist

1985 - [[Mike Jenkins (American football)|Mike Jenkins]] -American football player

1985 - [[Justin Masterson]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Kelli Waite]] -Australian swimmer

1985 - [[Chris Wallace (musician)|Chris Wallace]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (The White Tie Affair)

1986 - [[Jeon Boram]] -South Korean singer and actress (T-ara)

1986 - [[David Choi]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1987 - [[Björn Barrefors]] -Swedish decathlete

1987 - [[Ike Davis]] -American baseball player

1987 - [[Jairo Mora Sandoval]] -Costa Rican environmentalist (d. 2013)

1987 - [[Constance Wu]] -American actress

1988 - [[Noriko Kijima]] -Japanese model and actress

1988 - [[Tania Raymonde]] -American actress

1988 - [[Rottyful Sky]] -South Korean singer and actress (d. 2013)

1989 - [[Ben King (cyclist)|Ben King]] -American cyclist

1989 - [[Eva Pereira]] -Cape Verdean runner

1989 - [[Tyler Oakley]] -American video blogger

1989 - [[Ruben Popa]] -Romanian footballer

1989 - [[J. J. Watt]] -American football player

1990 - [[Lisa Mitchell]] -English-Australian singer-songwriter

1992 - [[Jessie Andrews]] -American porn actress and DJ

1993 - [[Natalia Starr]] -Polish pornographic actress

1994 - [[Kolohe Andino]] -American surfer

1994 - [[Aliaksandra Sasnovich]] -Belarusian tennis player

1994 - [[Atsushi Shiramata]] -Japanese actor

1995 - [[Nick Robinson (American actor)|Nick Robinson]] -American actor

1996 - [[Gig Morton]] -Canadian actor

1997 - [[María Fernanda Herazo]] -Colombian tennis player

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