Famous Birthdays on 15th March

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270 Saint Nicholas [Nikolaos of Myra], Greek Bishop who became the model for Santa Claus, born in Patara, Asia Minor (d. 343)

Christian Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra Saint Nicholas
Christian Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra
Saint Nicholas
  • 938 Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (d. 963)
  • 1275 Margaret Plantagenet, English princess (d. 1318)
  • 1455 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
  • 1493 Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, marshal of France
  • 1591 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
  • 1638 Shunzhi Emperor of China
  • 1666 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden) (d. 1738)
  • 1678 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop
  • 1713 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, astronomer who mapped the So Hemisphere
  • 1733 Johann Zoffany, German painter, baptized
  • 1754 Silvestro Palma, composer

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1767 Andrew Jackson, General and 7th US President (1829-37), born in Waxhaws in the border area between North and South Carolina (d. 1845)

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1779 William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)
  • 1779 Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, (d. 1848)
  • 1790 Nicola Vaccai, composer
  • 1790 Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)
  • 1791 Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
  • 1801 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
  • 1808 Gaetano Gaspari, composer
  • 1809 Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia
  • 1809 Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
  • 1810 Aernout Drost, Dutch literary (Hermingard van de Eikenterpen)
  • 1811 Robert Allen, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1886)
  • 1813 John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
  • 1818 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
  • 1821 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892)
  • 1821 Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
  • 1821 Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
  • 1824 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • 1824 Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • 1830 Paul von Heyse, Germany, writer (Nobel 1910)
  • 1830 Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1831 Edward Aylesworth Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1831 Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
  • 1835 Eduard Strauss, Austria, composer (318 Dance)
  • 1835 John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
  • 1836 Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer
  • 1838 Alice Cunningham Fletcher, ethnologist (Stranger in Her Native Land)
  • 1838 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)
  • 1844 Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)
  • 1851 Jozef Surzynski, composer
  • 1852 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright, poet and patron of Yates, born in Roxborough, County Galway
  • 1854 Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician; Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)
  • 1864 Johan Halvorsen, composer
  • 1864 Leslie Stuart, composer
  • 1866 Matthew Charlton, Australian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1866 Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor (d. 1910)
  • 1867 Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
  • 1867 Will Rossiter, composer
  • 1868 Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Stanisław Wojciechowski, President of Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1871 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs)
  • 1873 David Vaughan Thomas, composer
  • 1873 Lee Shubert, producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him)
  • 1874 Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
  • 1874 Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • 1878 Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century)
  • 1878 Rezā Shāh Pahlavi [Rezā Khan], Shah of Iran (1925-41)
  • 1879 Gerrit J Heering, Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)
  • 1882 Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
  • 1884 Rudolf Piskacek, composer
  • 1887 Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite and businesswoman (d. 1973)
  • 1892 James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
  • 1894 Slava Vorlova, composer
  • 1897 Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
  • 1899 George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
  • 1901 Colin McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1901 J Pat O'Malley, England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!)
  • 1901 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader
  • 1902 Kitty Masters, actress
  • 1904 George Brent, actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1905 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
  • 1905 Joe E Ross, comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
  • 1907 Jimmy McPartland, jazz trumpeteer/actor (Magic Horn)
  • 1907 Paul Maxey, Wheaton Ill, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice)
  • 1907 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1910 An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)
  • 1912 Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald, fighter pilot

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1912 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas (d. 1982)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1912 Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)
  • 1913 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1913 MacDonald Carey, Sioux City Iowa, actor (One Life to Live, Dream Girl)
  • 1913 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1914 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
  • 1915 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
  • 1915 Richard Ward, Glenside Pa, actor (Beacon Hill)
  • 1915 Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
  • 1916 Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • 1916 Harry James, Albany Ga, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
  • 1916 Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Janet Leach, potter, born in Grand Saline, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1918 Richard Ellmann, US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)
  • 1918 Punch Imlach, Canadian hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
  • 1919 John Gregson, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1919 Lawrence Tierney, actor (Abduction, Dillinger), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1920 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 1920 Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
  • 1920 E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1921 Stafford Smythe, Canadian hockey executive (d. 1971)
  • 1921 Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
  • 1923 George Vogel, race horse trainer
  • 1923 Laurence A Tisch, CEO (Loews Corp), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Juij Bondarew, writer
  • 1924 Lockrem Johnson, composer
  • 1924 Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist
  • 1926 Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. Macon Geeorgia, American composer
  • 1926 Norm Van Brocklin, NFL QB/coach (LA Rams), hall of famer
  • 1926 Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
  • 1927 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
  • 1928 Nicolas Flagello, composer
  • 1929 Tiezo Matsumura, composer
  • 1930 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1932 Alan Lavern Bean, Wheeler Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3)
  • 1932 David Alliance, Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Cecil Perceval Taylor, composer/jazz pianist (U of Wisconsin)
  • 1933 Ronald Roseman, composer

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1933 Philippe de Broca, French film director, born in Paris, France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 1934 Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter
  • 1934 Wolfgang Hufschmidt, composer
  • 1934 Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
  • 1935 Jimmy Lee Swaggart, evangelist
  • 1935 Judd Hirsch, actor (Alex-Taxi, Dear John, Ordinary People), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1936 Donald K Sundquist, (Rep-R-Tennessee, 1983- )
  • 1936 David Andrews, Irish politician
  • 1937 Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer,(To Live and Remember), born in Atalanka, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Dick Higgins, composer
  • 1939 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • 1940 Phil Lesh, [Chapman], California, rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead)
  • 1940 Frank Dobson, British politician
  • 1940 Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
  • 1941 Dick Top, Dutch actor/director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • 1941 Mike Love, California, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
  • 1942 Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • 1943 Brenda Scott, actress (Midge-Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943 David Cronenberg, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1944 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), born in Winchester, Hampshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Oly-Bronze-68)
  • 1944 David Costell, Pitts, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • 1944 Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)
  • 1944 Ralph MacDonald, rock percussionist (Graceland)
  • 1944 Sly Stone, Dallas, rocker (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • 1945 Jorgen Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1945 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Tracy Smith, long-distance runner, born in Altadena, California)
  • 1945 A. K. Faezul Huq, Bengali lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Bobby Bond, baseball player (Giants, Yankees, etc)
  • 1946 David Wall, English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
  • 1946 Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
  • 1946 Masaharu Satō, Japanese seiyū
  • 1947 David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
  • 1947 Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947 Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
  • 1947 Stomu Yamash'ta, composer
  • 1947 Tomas Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1947 Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
  • 1948 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • 1948 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • 1949 John Duttine, actor (Day of the Triffids)
  • 1950 Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
  • 1952 Howard Koh, American state government official
  • 1953 Colin Croft, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler 1977-82)
  • 1953 Judi Spiers, TV presenter
  • 1953 Richard Bruton, Irish politician
  • 1954 Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
  • 1955 Dee Snider, Massapequa NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
  • 1955 Mohsin Khan, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s)
  • 1956 Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1957 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1957 David Silverman, American animator
  • 1957 Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
  • 1958 Laura Carrington, actress (Louisa-Alphabet City)
  • 1959 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • 1959 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 1959 Renny Harlin, Finnish film director
  • 1959 Lisa Holton, American writer
  • 1960 Donna Smith, Portland Oregon, playmate (March, 1985)
  • 1960 Chris Sanders, American animator and director
  • 1960 Marco Pennette, American television producer
  • 1961 Craig Ludwig, Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1961 Fabio Lanzoni, Milan, Italy, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark)
  • 1961 John Melendez, jockey
  • 1961 Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1962 Igor Aleinikov, filmmaker
  • 1962 Jimmy Baio, Bkln, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps)
  • 1962 Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • 1962 Terrence Trent D'Arby, rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Bret Michaels, Harrisburg Pa, guitarist (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
  • 1963 Don Simington, jockey
  • 1964 Alison Johnson, Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
  • 1964 Rockwell, [Kennedy Gordy], Det MI, rock vocalist (Someone Watching Me)
  • 1964 Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1964 Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
  • 1965 Marianne Morris, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1966 Chris Bruno, actor (Michael-All My Children, Dennis-Another World)