Famous Birthdays on 12th March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 283

  • 1270 Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (d. 1325)
  • 1336 Eduard, Duke of Gelre (1361-71) husband of Catharina of Bayern
  • 1479 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence
  • 1515 Caspar Othmayr, composer
  • 1607 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
  • 1613 André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
  • 1620 Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Swiss philologist and theologian (d. 1667)
  • 1626 John Aubrey, English antiquary and writer (d. 1697)
  • 1637 Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (d. 1671)
  • 1647 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
  • 1672 Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
  • 1685 George Berkeley, Ireland, philosopher/bishop of Cloyne
  • 1710 Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia)
  • 1718 Joseph Damer, English politician (d. 1798)
  • 1755 Georges Couthon, French politician
  • 1758 Leopold earl of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician [or March 22]
  • 1768 Carolus Antonius Fodor, composer
  • 1781 Frederica of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1826)
  • 1788 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor
  • 1793 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer
  • 1800 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian
  • 1806 Jane Means Appleton Pierce, 1st lady (1853-57)
  • 1808 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet
  • 1816 David Stuart, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • 1818 John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1897)

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1821 John Abbott, Saint-Andre Quebec, (C) 3rd Canadian PM (1891-92)

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • 1821 Luitpold von Bayern, Prince-regent of Bayern
  • 1823 William Flank Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1824 Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
  • 1826 Robert Lowry, composer
  • 1827 John Robert Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1827 William Richard Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1830 William Felix Brantley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1870)
  • 1831 Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer (Studebaker)
  • 1832 Charles Boycott, Ireland, estate manager/caused boycotts
  • 1835 Simon Newcomb, US, scientist/mathematician/astronomer
  • 1837 Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer
  • 1838 William Perkin, inventor (1st artificial dye)
  • 1848 Cyrill Kistler, composer
  • 1855 John White, American composer (d. 1902)
  • 1859 Josef Cyril Sychra, composer
  • 1859 Abraham H. Cannon, Mormon apostle (d. 1896)
  • 1860 Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer
  • 1862 Jane Delano, US, nurse/teacher/founder (Red Cross)
  • 1863 Adolf A Wolfschoon, Curacao, poet
  • 1863 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italy, writer/military hero (Intruder)
  • 1863 Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (d. 1945)
  • 1864 W. H. R. Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • 1874 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer
  • 1875 Julio Garreta, composer
  • 1877 Wilhelm Frick, German protector of Bohemia/Moravia
  • 1878 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint
  • 1878 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer
  • 1880 House Peters, England, silent film actor (Kansas Territory)
  • 1880 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
  • 1880 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
  • 1881 Daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee)
  • 1881 Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1883 Judge Jackson, composer
  • 1883 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, Flemish architect/urban developer
  • 1888 Hall Johnson, composer
  • 1889 Philip Guedalla, historian
  • 1889 Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)
  • 1890 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour
  • 1890 Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb 28]
  • 1890 William Dudley Pelley, American leader of the Silver Legion (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Michael Polany, Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist
  • 1891 George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
  • 1895 William C. Lee, U.S. Army general (d. 1948)
  • 1896 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great
  • 1898 Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)
  • 1900 David Croll, QC senator
  • 1900 Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer
  • 1904 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • 1907 (Margaret Peggy McCrorie) Herbison, politician
  • 1907 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • 1908 David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician
  • 1908 Inez Courtney, actress (13th Man, Crime Ring, Raven), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
  • 1910 Roger L Stevens, producer (Giant)
  • 1910 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, Orange NJ, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront)
  • 1910 Wilhelmus L Reijers, sculptor
  • 1910 Masayoshi Ohira, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1980)
  • 1911 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
  • 1912 James McKay, lord provost of Edinburgh
  • 1912 Kylie Tennant, novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)
  • 1912 Paul Weston, orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1912 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
  • 1913 Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
  • 1914 Jan Kapr, composer
  • 1915 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/abstract painter
  • 1917 Googie Withers, Karachi India, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing)
  • 1917 Tom Normanton, British MP
  • 1918 James Bracken, race horse trainer
  • 1918 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • 1921 Giovanni Agnelli, CEO (Fiat Automakers)
  • 1921 Gordon MacRae, East Orange NJ, singer/actor (Oklahoma, Carousel)
  • 1921 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
  • 1921 Ralph Shapey, Phila, composer (Fantasy, Rituals)
  • 1921 Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Helen Parrish, Columbus Ga, actress (Hour Glass, Show Business)

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1922 Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • 1922 Lane Kirkland, union president (AFL-CIO)
  • 1922 Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer
  • 1923 Hjalmar Andersen, Norway, 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (Oly-gold-1952), (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Norbert Brainin, violinist
  • 1923 Walter M Schirra Jr, Hackensack NJ, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7)
  • 1923 Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1925 Georges Delerue, composer
  • 1925 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Leo Esaki, [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973)
  • 1925 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55)
  • 1925 William G Whitehurst, (Rep-R-Va)
  • 1926 David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
  • 1926 George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
  • 1926 Gudrun Ure, British actress (Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)
  • 1926 Hildy Park, actress (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1926 John C[lellon] Holmes, US writer (Horn)
  • 1926 Rolv Berger Yttrehus, composer
  • 1926 Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
  • 1926 Freddie Williams, Port Talbot, Wales, motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Raul Alfonsin, president (Argentina)

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1928 Edward Albee, playwright (Virgina Woolfe, Zoo Story), born in Washington, D.C.

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • 1928 Phil Jones, principal (Trinity College of Music)
  • 1928 Roland Moyle, British deputy chairman (Police Complaints Authority)
  • 1928 Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Quebec politician and senator
  • 1928 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Bernard Costello, US, double sculls (Olympic-silver-1956)
  • 1929 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • 1929 U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
  • 1930 Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • 1930 Robin Cavendish, disabled campaigner
  • 1930 Scoey Mitchill, Newburgh NY, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda)
  • 1930 Stanko Horvat, composer
  • 1931 Geoffrey de Bellaigue, director (Royal Collection)
  • 1931 William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor (Little Rascals)
  • 1931 Herbert Kelleher, Southwest Airlines co-founder
  • 1932 Andrew Young, US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-D-Atlanta)
  • 1932 Barbara Feldon, American actress and model
  • 1934 Rudolph Agner, CEO (Consolidated Gold Fields)
  • 1935 Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano (Salome, Lulu)
  • 1935 John Gross, author (Age of Kipling, Dickens & 20th Century)
  • 1935 John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Anthony Loehnis, vice chairman (S G Warburg & Co)
  • 1936 Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)
  • 1936 Lloyd Dobbins, Newport News Va, newscaster (NBC News Overnight)
  • 1936 Patrick Procktor, painter
  • 1937 Elizabeth Vaughan, opera soprano (Victor-Victoria)
  • 1938 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938 Dimitri Terzakis, composer
  • 1938 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
  • 1938 Karl Soderlund, Duluth Minn, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael
  • 1938 Millie Perkins, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting)
  • 1938 Norman Hogg, British MP
  • 1938 Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer
  • 1938 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • 1939 Barbara Feldon, Pitts Pa, actress (Agent 99-Get Smart)
  • 1939 David Mlinaric, British interior director
  • 1940 Al Jarreau, Milwaukee WI, jazz singer (Moonlighting)
  • 1940 Albert Johanneson, soccer star
  • 1940 M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
  • 1942 Bert Campaneris, baseball player (Oakland A's)
  • 1942 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Salvatore "the Bull" Gravano, mobster (testified against Gotti)
  • 1942 Ratko Mladić, Republika Srpska leader
  • 1942 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
  • 1945 Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)
  • 1945 Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American gangster

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1946 Liza Minnelli, Hollywood CA, singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret)

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1946 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • 1947 Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)

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1947 Mitt Romney, 70th Governor of Massachusetts

Politician Mitt Romney
Politician
Mitt Romney
  • 1947 Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (d. 1987)
  • 1948 Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)
  • 1948 James Taylor, vocalist/guitarist (Up on the Roof), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)
  • 1948 Les Holroyd, Oldham England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
  • 1948 Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage
  • 1949 Bill Payne, Waco TX, rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero)
  • 1949 David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury/MP
  • 1949 Mary Alice Williams, news reporter (NBC-TV)
  • 1949 Mike Gibbons, Swansea Wales, rock drummer (Badfinger)
  • 1949 Sara Lane, actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • 1949 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer and filmmaker
  • 1950 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)
  • 1950 Willie Duggan, rugby football player
  • 1950 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • 1950 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • 1951 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Jack Green, rocker
  • 1952 Eliézer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • 1952 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1953 Labamba, [Richard Rosenberg], rocker (Asbury Jukes)
  • 1953 Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
  • 1953 Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese politician
  • 1954 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai