Famous Birthdays on 2nd March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 223

  • 1316 Robert II, the Steward, King of Scots (1371-90)
  • 1409 John II, French duke of Alencon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc
  • 1459 Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)
  • 1481 Franz von Sickingen, German knight
  • 1545 Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
  • 1555 Ludovico Spontoni, composer
  • 1578 George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
  • 1705 William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
  • 1755 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer
  • 1759 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer
  • 1760 Camille Desmoulins, France, journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
  • 1769 DeWitt Clinton, (Gov/Sen-NY)
  • 1770 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
  • 1779 Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)
  • 1793 Sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)

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1793 Sam Houston, American politician (brought Texas into the United States), born in Rockbridge County, Virginia

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 1800 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • 1810 Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)
  • 1813 George Alexander Macfarren, composer
  • 1815 Antonio Buzzolla, composer
  • 1816 Alexander H. Bullock, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1817 Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
  • 1820 Multatuli, writer
  • 1820 Eduard Douwes Dekker, [Multatuli], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar)
  • 1824 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
  • 1824 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia
  • 1824 Henry Beebee Carrington, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • 1828 Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1829 Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist
  • 1836 Henry Billings Brown, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1913)
  • 1838 David Duffle Wood, composer
  • 1842 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • 1843 Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
  • 1844 Hermanus J A M Schaepman, clergyman/Dutch politician
  • 1849 Robert Means Thompson, U.S. Naval Officer (d. 1930)
  • 1860 Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)
  • 1862 John Jay Chapman, US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)
  • 1862 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
  • 1875 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian
  • 1876 Pius XII, [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58)
  • 1878 Wander J de Haas, Dutch physicist/son-in-law of Lorentz
  • 1878 William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
  • 1882 Wallis Clark, Essex England, actress (Postal Inspector)
  • 1884 Leon Jongen, composer
  • 1886 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • 1893 Maxime Dumoulin, composer
  • 1894 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • 1895 Felix Bressart, Germany, actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads)
  • 1899 Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian dame
  • 1900 Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
  • 1901 Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber-merchant
  • 1902 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • 1902 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)

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1904 Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1905 Marc Blitzstein, Phila Pa, composer (Cradle Will Rock)
  • 1908 Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist
  • 1908 Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
  • 1908 Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Hanoch Jacoby, composer
  • 1909 Jan Fabricius, Dutch playwright
  • 1909 Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (d. 1958)
  • 1910 Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector
  • 1911 William Hansen, WA, actor (Homebodies)
  • 1912 Arthur Beaumont C Langton, cricketer (S Afr pace bowler of 1930's)
  • 1913 Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)
  • 1913 Marjorie Weaver, Crossville Tennessee, actress (Young Mr Lincoln)
  • 1913 Mort Cooper, baseball player (NL MVP 1942)
  • 1913 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • 1915 Lona Andre, actress (Case of Baby Sitter)
  • 1916 Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1916 Bernard George Stevens, composer

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1917 Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor (I Love Lucy), born in Santiago Cuba (d. 1986)

Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz
  • 1917 Jim Konstanty, baseball player (NL MVP 1950)
  • 1917 John Gardner, composer
  • 1917 David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1918 Peter O'Sullevan, horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in County Kerry, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Eddie Lawrence, comedian
  • 1919 Jennifer Jones, [Phyllis Isley], Oklahoma, actress (Farewell to Arms)
  • 1919 Tamara Toumanova, dancer
  • 1920 Enrique Franco, composer
  • 1921 Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson, composer
  • 1922 Eric Feldbush, composer
  • 1922 Mario Zafred, composer
  • 1923 Don Taylor, cricketer (NZ 3 Tests, Auck stands w/Sutcliffe in Wisden)
  • 1923 Robert H Michel, (Rep-R-IL, 1957- )
  • 1923 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in New York, NY
  • 1924 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • 1926 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Siegfried Kohler, composer
  • 1927 Witold Szalonec, composer
  • 1927 Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • 1928 Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Donald Gosling, English parkeerplaatsenmagnaat/multi-millionaire
  • 1930 Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1930 John Cullum, Knoxville, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure)
  • 1930 Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Duane E Graveline, Newport Vt, astronaut

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1931 Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1931 Tom Wolfe, Richmond Va, journalist/author (Right Stuff)
  • 1932 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, born in Topeka Kansas (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Bernard Rands, Sheffield England, composer (Wildtrack)
  • 1934 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, NFLer
  • 1935 Al Waxman, actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1936 Henny Boskamp, [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)
  • 1937 Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
  • 1938 Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Donald Schwall, baseball player (1961 AL rookie of year)
  • 1938 Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)
  • 1938 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • 1939 Barbara Luna, actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • 1940 Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, chairman (S Afr Prog Fed Party, 1979-86)
  • 1940 Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
  • 1941 David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General
  • 1942 John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
  • 1942 Lou Reed, New York City, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
  • 1942 Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
  • 1943 Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], English rocker (Drifters, Vipers), born in London, England
  • 1943 Gordon Black, English industrialist
  • 1943 Rosa DeLauro, (Rep-D-Connecticut)
  • 1943 Stephen Dickman, composer
  • 1943 Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1943 Peter Straub, American author
  • 1944 Katherine Crawford, actress (Captains & Kings, Gemini Man)
  • 1944 Leif Segerstam, composer
  • 1944 Pam Barnett, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Uschi Glas, German actress
  • 1945 Gordon Thompson, Ottawa Canada, actor (Adam Carrington-Dynasty)
  • 1945 Joy Garrett, actress (Jo-Days of Our Lives)
  • 1946 Brian J Donnelly, (Rep-D-MA, 1979- )
  • 1947 Harry Redknapp, English football manager
  • 1948 Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)
  • 1948 Rory Gallagher, Donegal, Irish rock guitarist and songwriter (See Here)
  • 1948 Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
  • 1949 Gates McFadden, actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1949 Alain Chamfort, French singer
  • 1950 Karen Carpenter, New Haven Ct, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun)
  • 1950 Matthew Laurance, actor (Duet)
  • 1950 Mitchel Laurance, actor (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)
  • 1950 Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
  • 1951 Cassie Yates, Macon Ga, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)
  • 1952 Laraine Newman, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • 1953 William Simmons, sax/keyboardist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1954 Stone Phumelele Sizani, South African treasurer (UDF)
  • 1955 Dale Bosworth, TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1955 Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Jay Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
  • 1955 Shoko Asahara, [Chizuo Matsumoto], Japanese sect leader
  • 1955 Steve Small, cricketer (stalwart NSW opening batsman)
  • 1955 Ken Salazar, American politician
  • 1956 John Cowsill, Newport RI, rock drummer (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
  • 1956 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1958 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
  • 1958 Kevin Curren, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1958 Peter Arnold, American architect
  • 1959 Andrew Farriss, Australia, rock keyboardist (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
  • 1959 Larry Stewart, Paducah KY, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • 1959 Laura Hurlbut, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player
  • 1961 Simone Young, Australian conductor
  • 1962 Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1962 Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
  • 1962 Philip Jonas, Johannesburg SA, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Payless-2nd)
  • 1962 Terry Steinbach, New Ulm MN, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1962 Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • 1962 Michael Salinger, American poet
  • 1962 Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • 1963 Suzette Charles, NJ, replaced Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)
  • 1963 Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider
  • 1963 Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter

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1965 Ron Gant, Victoria Texas, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals)

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 1965 Lembit Öpik, British politician
  • 1966 Judith Wiesner, Hallein Austria, tennis star (1994 Schenectady)
  • 1966 Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)
  • 1967 Allan Boyko, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Leo Gomez, Canovanas Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1968 Penny "Stamper" Davis, Carlisle England, Canadian 470 yachter (Oly-96)
  • 1968 Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond films), born in Chester
  • 1970 Kevin Miniefield, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Steve Holman, miler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Amber Smith, actress (Faithful, Funeral, Mirror Has 2 Faces), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1971 Donna Perry, Glendale CA, playmate (Nov, 1994)
  • 1971 James Hammerstrand, LaMesa California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96)
  • 1971 Ray Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Ruffin Hamilton, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971 Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
  • 1971 Elizabeth Lackey, American actress
  • 1972 Richard Ruccolo, American actor
  • 1973 John Elmore, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Paul Popowich, actor (Tommy Tricker & Stamp Traveler)
  • 1973 Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
  • 1973 Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
  • 1974 Martine Dessureault, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Monika Niederstätter, Italian athlete
  • 1975 Arleen McDonald, Miss USA-Mississippi (1997)
  • 1976 Lars Bruggemann, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)