Famous Birthdays on 17th March

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  • 1231 Emperor Shij┼Ź of Japan (d. 1242)
  • 1473 James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513)
  • 1578 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Mary's Ascension)
  • 1628 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
  • 1664 Georg Osterreich, composer
  • 1675 Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer
  • 1676 Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
  • 1685 Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter
  • 1725 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
  • 1746 Jan David Holland, composer
  • 1777 Roger Brooke Taney, Calvert Md, 5th Chief Justice (Dred Scott dec)
  • 1780 Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)
  • 1781 Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Neth Indies
  • 1781 Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)
  • 1787 George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
  • 1789 Edmund Kean, tragic actor (Shylock), born in London, England
  • 1804 James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance
  • 1820 Patrick Edward Connor, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1820 Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
  • 1826 Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (Volkerkunder)
  • 1828 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1832 Moncure Daniel Conway, US, abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • 1832 Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1834 Gottlieb Daimler, Germany, engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle
  • 1839 Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
  • 1846 Kate Greenaway, England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)
  • 1848 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
  • 1856 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1862 Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
  • 1866 Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
  • 1870 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
  • 1872 Billy Quaife, cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
  • 1873 Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)
  • 1873 Margaret Bondfield, British politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), born in Chard (d. 1953)
  • 1874 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • 1874 Stephen Samuel Wise, US, President of Zionist Org of America
  • 1876 Frederic Ayers, composer
  • 1877 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
  • 1880 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
  • 1880 Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • 1881 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
  • 1881 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1883 Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • 1884 Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
  • 1886 Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
  • 1887 Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
  • 1888 Frank Buck, actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs)
  • 1888 Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961)
  • 1890 Harold Morris, composer
  • 1892 Sayed Darwish, composer
  • 1892 Benjamin Drake Van Wissen, Australian Engineer (d. 1984)
  • 1894 Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
  • 1895 Shemp Howard, Bkln, comedian (3 Stooges, Bank Dick) [or 1891]
  • 1897 Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Alfred Newman, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1901 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)

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1902 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1906 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria, Gold), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1906 Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1906 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
  • 1907 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • 1908 Radie Britain, composer
  • 1908 Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat
  • 1910 Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader
  • 1911 Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
  • 1911 Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician

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1914 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1915 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • 1915 William Roycroft, Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1915 Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
  • 1916 Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
  • 1917 Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist
  • 1917 Brian Boydell, composer
  • 1918 D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
  • 1918 Mercedes McCambridge, actress (All the King's Men), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1918 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
  • 1919 Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)

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1919 Nat "King" Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1920 John La Montaine, Oak Park Ill, composer (Pulitzer 1959), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
  • 1922 Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
  • 1922 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
  • 1924 Stephen Dodgson, composer
  • 1925 G M Hughes, British zoologist
  • 1925 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
  • 1925 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • 1926 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • 1927 Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
  • 1927 Maurice Ingvar Karkoff, composer
  • 1927 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • 1927 Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
  • 1927 Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
  • 1928 Edino Krieger, composer
  • 1928 William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1930 James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Eunice Gayson, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love), born in London, England
  • 1931 David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Dick Curless, singer/songwriter
  • 1932 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
  • 1934 Erhard Grosskopf, composer
  • 1934 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
  • 1935 Adam Wade, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
  • 1936 Thomas K Mattingly II, Chic, Capt USN/astro (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)
  • 1936 Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
  • 1936 Robert Daniel, republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Adam Wade, actor (Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe)
  • 1937 Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union
  • 1937 Frank Calabrese [Frankie Breeze], mafia hitman, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • 1939 Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
  • 1939 Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
  • 1939 Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1940 Mark White, American politician
  • 1941 Paul Kantner, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Clarence Collins, US singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)
  • 1941 Edward Harper, composer
  • 1941 Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician

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1942 John Wayne Gacy, serial killer (32 boys), born in Chicago, Illinois

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • 1942 Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)
  • 1942 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • 1943 Don Mitchell, actor (Mark-Ironside), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1944 John Sebastian, singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)
  • 1944 Pattie Boyd, English photographer and author (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)
  • 1945 Paco Gonzalez, race horse trainer
  • 1945 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
  • 1945 Michael Hayden, General USAF, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1946 Harold Brown, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1946 Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
  • 1947 Ian Gomm, rock guitarist
  • 1947 James Morrow, American author
  • 1947 Jan Andersson, Swedish politician
  • 1947 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • 1948 Fran Byrne, musician (Ace), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1948 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London
  • 1948 Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
  • 1948 William [Ford] Gibson, Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • 1948 Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker
  • 1948 Alex MacDonald, Scottish Footballer and football manager
  • 1949 Patrick Duffy, Townsend Mont, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)
  • 1949 Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager

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1951 Kurt Russell, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • 1951 Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
  • 1951 Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
  • 1952 Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • 1953 Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • 1953 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, (d. 2013)
  • 1954 Lesley-Anne Down, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • 1954 Rena Jones, rock vocalist
  • 1954 Wally Stocker, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You), born in London, England
  • 1955 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol)
  • 1955 Cynthia McKinney, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • 1955 Gary Sinise, actor (Apollo 13, Forrest Gump)
  • 1955 Paul Overstreet, Van Cleave Miss, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)
  • 1956 Will Rigby, rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)
  • 1956 Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
  • 1957 Robin Cousins, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1957 Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1958 Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
  • 1959 Brian Douglas Jones, tornado class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1959 Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1959 Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • 1959 Terry Hall (Specials, Fun Boy 3)
  • 1959 Paul Black, American rock singer
  • 1959 Christian Clemenson, American actor
  • 1960 Lee Ann Michelle, Surrey England, playmate (Feb, 1979)
  • 1960 Vicki Lewis, actress (Beth-Newsradio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960 Arye Gross, American actor
  • 1961 Casey Siemaszko, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1961 Andrew Paul, English actor
  • 1962 Clare Grogan, rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
  • 1962 Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • 1962 Patrick Thomas Burke, Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
  • 1962 Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • 1962 Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
  • 1963 Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
  • 1963 Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)
  • 1963 Nick Peros, Canadian composer
  • 1963 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
  • 1964 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1964 Don Griffin, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1964 Rob Lowe, actor (St Elmo's Fire, Hotel NH, Class), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1964 Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
  • 1964 Lee Dixon, English footballer
  • 1964 Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1965 Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player
  • 1965 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965 John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1966 Andrew Hudson, cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992)
  • 1966 Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
  • 1967 Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Kim Cathrein, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-24th), born in Salinas, California