Famous Birthdays on 15th March

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270 Saint Nicholas [Nikolaos of Myra], Patara Asia Minor, Greek Bishop (Santa Claus)

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
  • 1750 Caroline Herschel, astronomer/discoverer
  • 1754 Silvestro Palma, composer

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1767 Andrew Jackson, Carolinas, General/(D) 7th US President (1829-37)

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 Gregory, Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress
  • 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, Texas, blues stylist (Ball of Twine)

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
  • 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
  • 1922 Louis Boon, 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, Paris France, French film director

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, writer (Facts of Life & other fiction, 3 Views of Man)
  • 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, Cincinnati Oh, actress (Midge-Road West)
  • 1943 David Cronenberg, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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, runner
  • 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 Marcia McCabe, Bryn Mawr Pa, actress (Alicia Grande-1 Live to Live)
  • 1955 Mohsin Khan, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s)
  • 1956 Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1957 Park Overall, Nashville, Tennessee, American actress (Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning)
  • 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, Phila 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