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Day History: March-29

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Famous Birthdays


1187 - [[Arthur I, Duke of Brittany]] -(d. 1203)

1553 - [[Vitsentzos Kornaros]] -Greek poet and playwright (d. 1614)

1584 - [[Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron]] -English general and politician (d. 1648)

1602 - [[John Lightfoot]] -English priest, scholar, and academic (d. 1675)

1713 - [[John Ponsonby (politician)|John Ponsonby]] -Irish politician (d. 1789)

1735 - [[Johann Karl August Musäus]] -German author (d. 1787)

1747 - [[Johann Wilhelm Hässler]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1822)

1751 - [[Supply Belcher]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 1836)

1769 - [[Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult]] -French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (d. 1851)

1790 - [[John Tyler]] -American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)

1799 - [[Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby]] -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1869)

1815 - [[Costache Caragiale]] -Romanian actor and manager (d. 1877)

1816 - [[10th Dalai Lama]] -(d. 1837)

1819 - [[Edwin Drake]] -American businessman (d. 1880)

1824 - [[Ludwig Büchner]] -German physiologist, physician, and philosopher (d. 1899)

1826 - [[Wilhelm Liebknecht]] -German journalist and politician (d. 1900)

1862 - [[Adolfo Müller-Ury]] -Swiss-American painter and educator (d. 1947)

1867 - [[Cy Young]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)

1869 - [[Aleš Hrdlička]] -Czech-American anthropologist and scholar (d. 1943)

1870 - [[Pavlos Melas]] -French-Greek captain (d. 1904)

1873 - [[Tullio Levi-Civita]] -Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)

1874 - [[Lou Henry Hoover]] -American wife of Herbert Hoover, 33rd First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)

1876 - [[Friedrich Traun]] -German sprinter and tennis player (d. 1908)

1878 - [[Albert Von Tilzer]] -American songwriter (d. 1956)

1884 - [[Edward Archibald (athlete)|Ed Archibald]] -Canadian pole vaulter (d. 1965)

1885 - [[Dezső Kosztolányi]] -Hungarian author and poet (d. 1936)

1888 - [[Enea Bossi, Sr.]] -Italian-American engineer, designed the Budd BB-1 Pioneer and Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante (d. 1963)

1889 - [[Warner Baxter]] -American actor and singer (d. 1951)

1891 - [[Yvan Goll]] -French-German poet and playwright (d. 1950)

1891 - [[Alfred Neubauer]] -Czech race car driver and manager (d. 1980)

1892 - [[József Mindszenty]] -Hungarian cardinal (d. 1975)

1893 - [[Astrid Holm]] -Danish actress (d. 1961)

1895 - [[Ernst Jünger]] -German philosopher and author (d. 1998)

1899 - [[Lavrentiy Beria]] -Georgian-Russian general and politician (d. 1953)

1900 - [[Bill Aston]] -English race car driver (d. 1974)

1900 - [[John McEwen]] -Australian farmer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)

1901 - [[Andrija Maurović]] -Croatian author and illustrator (d. 1981)

1902 - [[Marcel Aymé]] -French author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1967)

1902 - [[Don Miller (American football)|Don Miller]] -American football player and coach (d. 1979)

1902 - [[William Walton]] -English composer (d. 1983)

1903 - [[Douglas Harkness]] -Canadian colonel and politician, 14th Minister of National Defence (Canada)|Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1999)

1903 - [[Arthur Negus]] -English television host (d. 1985)

1905 - [[Philip Ahn]] -American actor (d. 1978)

1906 - [[James Bausch]] -American decathlete and football player (d. 1974)

1906 - [[E. Power Biggs]] -English-American organist and composer (d. 1977)

1907 - [[Braguinha (composer)|Braguinha]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2006)

1908 - [[Arthur O'Connell]] -American actor (d. 1981)

1908 - [[Dennis O'Keefe]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)

1911 - [[Tito Arévalo]] -Filipino actor and composer (d. 2000)

1911 - [[Brigitte Horney]] -German actress and singer (d. 1988)

1912 - [[Hanna Reitsch]] -Polish-German soldier and pilot (d. 1979)

1913 - [[R. S. Thomas]] -Welsh priest and poet (d. 2000)

1914 - [[Phil Foster]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1985)

1914 - [[Chapman Pincher]] -Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (d. 2014)

1916 - [[Peter Geach]] -English philosopher and academic (d. 2013)

1916 - [[Eugene McCarthy]] -American poet and politician (d. 2005)

1917 - [[Man o' War]] -American race horse (d. 1947)

1918 - [[Pearl Bailey]] -American actress and singer (d. 1990)

1918 - [[Lê Văn Thiêm]] -Vietnamese mathematician and academic (d. 1991)

1918 - [[Sam Walton]] -American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)

1919 - [[Eileen Heckart]] -American actress (d. 2001)

1920 - [[John M. Belk]] -American businessman and politician (d. 2007)

1920 - [[Clarke Fraser]] -American-Canadian geneticist and academic (d. 2014)

1920 - [[Pierre Moinot]] -French author (d. 2007)

1920 - [[Theodore Trautwein]] -American lawyer and judge (d. 2000)

1923 - [[Geoff Duke]] -English-Manx motorcycle racer (d. 2015)

1923 - [[Betty Binns Fletcher]] -American lawyer and judge (d. 2012)

1923 - [[Bob Haymes]] -American singer-songwriter, and actor (d. 1989)

1926 - [[Moshe Sanbar]] -Hungarian-Israeli banker and economist (d. 2012)

1927 - [[John McLaughlin (host)|John McLaughlin]] -American journalist and producer

1927 - [[John Vane]] -English pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

1928 - [[Romesh Bhandari]] -Pakistani-Indian politician, 13th Foreign Secretary (India)|Foreign Secretary of India (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Keith Botsford]] -Belgian-American journalist, author, and academic

1928 - [[Vincent Gigante]] -American boxer and mobster (d. 2005)

1929 - [[Utpal Dutt]] -Indian actor, director, and playwright (d. 1993)

1929 - [[Sheila Kitzinger]] -English activist, author, and academic (d. 2015)

1929 - [[Richard Lewontin]] -American biologist, geneticist, and academic

1929 - [[Lennart Meri]] -Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (d. 2006)

1930 - [[Anerood Jugnauth]] -Mauritian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Mauritius

1931 - [[Ștefan Andrei]] -Romanian politician, 87th Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Romania)|Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)

1931 - [[Sopubek Begaliev]] -Kyrgyzstani economist and politician (d. 2002)

1931 - [[Aleksei Gubarev]] -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Norman Tebbit]] -English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1933 - [[Jacques Brault]] -Canadian poet and academic

1934 - [[Shahryar Khan]] -Indian-Pakistani politician and diplomat, 20th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

1934 - [[Nimal Mendis]] -Sri Lankan singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

1935 - [[Ruby Murray]] -English singer and actress (d. 1996)

1936 - [[Richard Rodney Bennett]] -English-American composer and educator (d. 2012)

1936 - [[Mogens Camre]] -Danish politician

1936 - [[John A. Durkin]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

1936 - [[Judith Guest]] -American author and screenwriter

1936 - [[Joseph P. Teasdale]] -American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Missouri (d. 2014)

1937 - [[Billy Carter]] -American businessman and politician (d. 1988)

1937 - [[Roberto Chabet]] -Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 2013)

1937 - [[Smarck Michel]] -Haitian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (d. 2012)

1938 - [[Barry Jackson (actor)|Barry Jackson]] -English actor and stuntman (d. 2013)

1939 - [[Roland Arnall]] -French-American businessman and diplomat, 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 2008)

1939 - [[Terence Hill]] -Italian actor, director, and producer

1940 - [[Ray Davis (musician)|Ray Davis]] -American singer (The Parliaments, Parliament (band)|Parliament, and Funkadelic) (d. 2005)

1940 - [[Astrud Gilberto]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter

1940 - [[John Suchet]] -English journalist and game show host

1941 - [[Violeta Andrei]] -Romanian actress

1941 - [[Eden Kane]] -Indian-English singer and actor

1941 - [[Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.]] -American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1942 - [[Julie Goodyear]] -English actress

1942 - [[Bob Lurtsema]] -American football player

1942 - [[Scott Wilson (actor)|Scott Wilson]] -American actor

1943 - [[Vangelis]] -Greek keyboard player and songwriter (Aphrodite's Child and Jon and Vangelis)

1943 - [[Chad Allan (musician)|Chad Allan]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Guess Who and Brave Belt)

1943 - [[Eric Idle]] -English actor and singer

1943 - [[John Major]] -English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1944 - [[Terry Jacks]] -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Poppy Family)

1944 - [[Denny McLain]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1945 - [[Walt Frazier]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1945 - [[Speedy Keen]] -English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Thunderclap Newman) (d. 2002)

1945 - [[Willem Ruis]] -Dutch game show host (d. 1986)

1946 - [[James Boyle (broadcasting)|James Boyle]] -Scottish broadcaster

1946 - [[Paul Herman]] -American actor

1946 - [[Richard Holmes (military historian)|Richard Holmes]] -English soldier and historian (d. 2011)

1946 - [[Billy Thorpe]] -English-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (d. 2007)

1946 - [[Rigo Tovar]] -Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2005)

1946 - [[Dennis Wolfberg]] -American comedian (d. 1994)

1947 - [[Inge Bödding]] -German sprinter

1947 - [[Robert Gordon (musician)|Robert Gordon]] -American singer and actor (Tuff Darts)

1947 - [[Bobby Kimball]] -American singer-songwriter (Toto (band)|Toto and Yoso)

1948 - [[Bud Cort]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1949 - [[Kayahan]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

1949 - [[Michael Brecker]] -American saxophonist and composer (Steps Ahead and Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 2007)

1949 - [[Dave Greenfield]] -English Keyboard player (The Stranglers)

1949 - [[Pauline Marois]] -Canadian social worker and politician, 30th Premier of Quebec

1949 - [[Keith Simpson (politician)|Keith Simpson]] -English historian and politician

1949 - [[John Spenkelink]] -American murderer (d. 1979)

1950 - [[Norman Snow]] -American actor

1951 - [[William Clarke (musician)|William Clarke]] -American harmonica player (d. 1996)

1952 - [[John Hendricks]] -American businessman, founded Discovery Communications

1952 - [[Teófilo Stevenson]] -Cuban boxer and engineer (d. 2012)

1953 - [[Tõnis Palts]] -Estonian politician, 39th Mayor of Tallinn

1954 - [[Dianne Kay]] -American actress

1954 - [[Karen Ann Quinlan]] -American medical patient (d. 1985)

1955 - [[Earl Campbell]] -American football player

1955 - [[Brendan Gleeson]] -Irish actor and director

1955 - [[Christopher Lawford]] -American actor and author

1955 - [[Marina Sirtis]] -English-American actress and producer

1956 - [[Patty Donahue]] -American singer (The Waitresses) (d. 1996)

1956 - [[Kurt Thomas (gymnast)|Kurt Thomas]] -American gymnast and actor

1957 - [[Elizabeth Hand]] -American author

1957 - [[Christopher Lambert]] -American-French actor and producer

1957 - [[Simon Lee (academic)|Simon Lee]] -English scholar and academic

1958 - [[Pedro Bial]] -Brazilian journalist and producer

1958 - [[Travis Childers]] -American businessman and politician

1958 - [[Fiona Reynolds]] -English academic

1958 - [[Nouriel Roubini]] -Turkish-American economist and academic

1958 - [[Victor Salva]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1958 - [[Marc Silvestri]] -American publisher, founded Top Cow Productions

1959 - [[Henry Bellingham (politician)|Henry Bellingham]] -English lawyer and politician

1959 - [[Barry Blanchard]] -Canadian mountaineer

1959 - [[Perry Farrell]] -American singer-songwriter (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros, Psi com, and Satellite Party)

1959 - [[Michael Hayes (wrestler)|Michael Hayes]] -American wrestler and singer

1959 - [[Brad McCrimmon]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)

1960 - [[Jo Nesbø]] -Norwegian singer-songwriter and skier (Di Derre)

1961 - [[Gary Brabham]] -English-Australian race car driver

1961 - [[Ari Emanuel]] -American talent agent

1961 - [[Mike Kingery]] -American baseball player

1961 - [[Amy Sedaris]] -American actress and screenwriter

1961 - [[Michael Winterbottom]] -English director and producer

1962 - [[Billy Beane]] -American baseball player and manager

1962 - [[Dan Bittman]] -Romanian singer-songwriter (Iris (Romanian band)|Iris)

1962 - [[Ted Failon]] -Filipino journalist and politician

1962 - [[Kongar-ol Ondar]] -Russian singer (d. 2013)

1964 - [[Michael A. Jackson (politician)|Michael A. Jackson]] -American police officer and politician

1964 - [[Elle Macpherson]] -Australian model and actress

1964 - [[Ming Tsai]] -American chef and television host

1965 - [[Jill Goodacre]] -American model and actress

1965 - [[Emilios T. Harlaftis]] -Greek astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 2005)

1965 - [[Dominic Littlewood]] -English journalist

1965 - [[William Oefelein]] -American commander, pilot, and astronaut

1965 - [[Voula Patoulidou]] -Greek hurdler, long jumper, and politician

1966 - [[Eric Gunderson]] -American baseball player

1966 - [[Sigrid Kirchmann]] -Austrian high jumper

1967 - [[Michel Hazanavicius]] -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Brian Jordan]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1967 - [[John Popper]] -American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (Blues Traveler and The John Popper Project)

1968 - [[Sue Foley]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1968 - [[Lucy Lawless]] -New Zealand actress and singer

1969 - [[Kim Batten]] -American hurdler

1969 - [[Ayano Murasaki]] -Japanese porn actress and model

1969 - [[Jimmy Spencer (American football)|Jimmy Spencer]] -American football player and coach

1970 - [[Ruth England]] -English actress and producer

1971 - [[Robert Gibbs]] -American political adviser, 28th White House Press Secretary

1971 - [[Lara Logan]] -South African-American journalist

1971 - [[Hidetoshi Nishijima (actor)|Hidetoshi Nishijima]] -Japanese actor

1972 - [[Michel Ancel]] -French game designer, created ''Rayman''

1972 - [[Rui Costa]] -Portuguese footballer

1972 - [[Alex Ochoa]] -Cuban-American baseball player and coach

1972 - [[Priti Patel]] -English politician

1972 - [[Junichi Suwabe]] -Japanese voice actor and singer

1973 - [[Brandi Love]] -American porn actress and model

1973 - [[Marc Overmars]] -Dutch footballer and coach

1973 - [[Sebastiano Siviglia]] -Italian footballer

1973 - [[Steve Smith (British high jumper)|Steve Smith]] -English high jumper

1974 - [[Kara Brock]] -American actress

1974 - [[Kristoffer Cusick]] -American actor

1974 - [[Marc Gené]] -Spanish race car driver

1974 - [[Miguel Gómez (photographer)|Miguel Gómez]] -Colombian-American photographer and educator

1974 - [[Sarah Walker (television presenter)|Sarah Walker]] -English television host

1975 - [[Jim Mahfood]] -American author and illustrator

1976 - [[Igor Astarloa]] -Spanish cyclist

1976 - [[Jennifer Capriati]] -American tennis player

1977 - [[Djabir Saïd-Guerni]] -Algerian runner

1978 - [[Pierre Faber]] -French-German rugby player

1978 - [[Jeffrey Parazzo]] -Canadian actor

1978 - [[Aaron Persico]] -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1979 - [[Estela Giménez]] -Spanish gymnast

1979 - [[Lauri Lahesalu]] -Estonian ice hockey player

1979 - [[Amy Mathews]] -Australian actress

1979 - [[Tomoe Shinohara]] -Japanese singer, actress, fashion designer, producer, and artist

1979 - [[De'Angelo Wilson]] -American actor and rapper (d. 2008)

1980 - [[Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein]] -of Jordan

1980 - [[China P. Arnold]] -American murderer

1980 - [[Chris D'Elia]] -American comedian and actor

1980 - [[Bill Demong]] -American skier

1980 - [[Josh Logan]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980 - [[Bruno Silva]] -Uruguayan footballer

1980 - [[Kim Tae-hee]] -South Korean actress

1981 - [[Megan Hilty]] -American actress and singer

1981 - [[Jlloyd Samuel]] -Trinidadian footballer

1981 - [[Brian Skala]] -American actor

1981 - [[Nihal Yalçın]] -Turkish actress and singer

1982 - [[Hideaki Takizawa]] -Japanese actor and singer (Tackey & Tsubasa)

1983 - [[Donald Cerrone]] -American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer

1983 - [[Darius Draudvila]] -Lithuanian decathlete

1983 - [[Yusuf Saad Kamel]] -Kenyan-Bahraini runner

1983 - [[Luiza Sá]] -Brazilian guitarist (Cansei de Ser Sexy)

1983 - [[Ryohei Suzuki]] -Japanese actor

1983 - [[Jamie Woon]] -English singer-songwriter and producer

1984 - [[Nate Adams]] -American motocross racer

1984 - [[Mohamed Bouazizi]] -Tunisian street vendor and activist (d. 2011)

1984 - [[Philippa Hanna]] -English singer-songwriter

1984 - [[Juan Mónaco]] -Argentinian tennis player

1984 - [[Mai Satoda]] -Japanese singer (Country Musume, Ongaku Gatas, and Elegies (J-pop)|Elegies)

1985 - [[Fernando Amorebieta]] -Venezuelan footballer

1985 - [[Maxim Lapierre]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Mickey Pimentel]] -American football player

1986 - [[Sylvan Ebanks-Blake]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Lucas Elliot Eberl]] -American actor and director

1986 - [[Yoo So-young]] -South Korean actress and singer (After School (band)|After School)

1986 - [[Ivan Ukhov]] -Russian high jumper

1987 - [[Danielle Byrnes]] -Australian model and actress

1987 - [[Gianluca Freddi]] -Italian footballer

1987 - [[Andi Manzano]] -Filipino radio and television host

1988 - [[Esther Cremer]] -German runner

1988 - [[Jesús Molina]] -Mexican footballer

1988 - [[Jürgen Zopp]] -Estonian tennis player

1989 - [[James Tomkins (footballer)|James Tomkins]] -English footballer

1990 - [[Carlos Alberto Peña]] -Mexican footballer

1990 - [[Mark Rajevski]] -Estonian ice hockey player

1990 - [[Lyle Taylor]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Fabio Borini]] -Italian footballer

1991 - [[Hayley McFarland]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1992 - [[Chris Massoglia]] -American actor

1993 - [[Riin Emajõe]] -Estonian footballer

1994 - [[Sulli]] -South Korean actress, singer, and dancer (f(x) (band)|f(x))

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