Famous Birthdays on 17th March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 244

  • 1231 Emperor Shij┼Ź of Japan (d. 1242)
  • 1473 James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513)
  • 1578 Francesco Albana, Ital 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, pres 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, New Haven, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing)
  • 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, Hartford Ct, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life)
  • 1906 Tamara Geva, dancer
  • 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, Temple Texas, NFL hall of famer QB (Washington Redskins)

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, Joliet Ill, actress (All the King's Men)
  • 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, Montgomery Ala, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)

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, Pitts Pa, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn)
  • 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, Richmond, Virginia, republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), (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, Russia, ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov)
  • 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 Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants)
  • 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, rocker
  • 1948 Pat Lloyd, rocker
  • 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, Auckland NZ, tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 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, Cincinnati, actress (Beth-Newsradio)
  • 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, Charlottesville Va, actor (St Elmo's Fire, Hotel NH, Class)
  • 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 (Cin 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