Famous Birthdays on 20th March

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  • 43 BC Ovid, Roman poet (d. 17)
  • 1469 Princess Cecily of York (d. 1507)
  • 1477 Jerome Emser, German theologian (d. 1527)
  • 1502 Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
  • 1634 Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)
  • 1644 Ivan Mazepa, Cossack Hetman of the Hetmanate (d. 1709)
  • 1680 Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater)
  • 1725 Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
  • 1728 Franciscus L Kersteman, Dutch lawyer/astrologist
  • 1735 Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (d. 1784)
  • 1737 Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (d. 1809)
  • 1739 Eligio Celestino, composer
  • 1741 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
  • 1750 Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
  • 1770 Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
  • 1774 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, born in London (d. 1856)
  • 1799 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
  • 1804 Neal Dow, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • 1811 George Caleb Bingham, US, politician/painter (Country Election)
  • 1811 Napoleon FKJ Bonaparte II, Napoleon's son/King of Rome
  • 1812 George Bibb Crittenden, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1813 Matthias Keller, German hymm writer (O Farther un High), born in Ulm, Württemberg (d. 1875)
  • 1820 Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Wallachia/Romania
  • 1820 Susan B. Anthony, reformer and women's suffrage movement leader, born in Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • 1823 John Echols, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1823 Ned Buntline, American publisher (d. 1886)
  • 1825 William Nelson Rector Beall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1826 Carel Vosmaer, Dutch art historian/poet/editor
  • 1828 Henrik Ibsen, Norway, playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler)
  • 1829 Charles Albert White, composer
  • 1830 Eugene Asa Carr, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1831 Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman (d. 1881)
  • 1833 Henry Southwick Perkins, composer
  • 1834 Charles William Elliot, President of Harvard (1869-1909), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1836 Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (d. 1886)
  • 1836 Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (d. 1919)
  • 1840 Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (d. 1894)
  • 1846 Auguste Bender, writer
  • 1853 George Godfrey, Chelsea Mass, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate)

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1856 Frederick Winslow Taylor, American mechanical engineer and the father of scientific management, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1915)

Mechanical Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor
Mechanical Engineer
Frederick Winslow Taylor
  • 1856 Sir John Lavery, Irish artist (d. 1941)
  • 1863 Ernesto Nazareth, composer
  • 1868 Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
  • 1870 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician (East Africa)
  • 1872 Bernhard Seklas, composer
  • 1872 Karin Michaelis, writer
  • 1873 Sergei V Rachmaninov, Russian/US pianist/composer (Aleko) [NS=Apr 1]
  • 1874 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • 1876 Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1927)
  • 1879 Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (d. 1960)
  • 1882 René Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
  • 1883 Colin Campbell, Falkirk Scot, actress (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys)
  • 1883 Karl Hasse, German composer, born in Dohna (d. 1960)
  • 1885 Eugen Herrigel, Germany, philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe
  • 1885 Hendrik A de Fish, [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological/sociologist
  • 1888 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, born in Gut Blumbergshof, Latvia (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony)
  • 1895 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • 1896 Hal Walker, Ottumwa Ia, director (I Married Joan)
  • 1902 Edgar Buchanan, Humansville Mo, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction)
  • 1902 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • 1903 Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)
  • 1904 B[urrhus] F[rederic] Skinner, Pa, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box)
  • 1905 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • 1906 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • 1906 Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1906 Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • 1908 Frank Stanton, Muskegon Mich, broadcasting executive (CBS)
  • 1908 Michael Redgrave, Bristol England, actor (Browning Version, Lady Vanishes)
  • 1908 Philip "Felix" Bekkers, actor (Czardasvorstin)
  • 1911 Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled)
  • 1911 Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Judith Evelyn, Seneca SD, actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window)
  • 1914 Wendell Corey, Dracut Mass, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl)
  • 1914 William Baddeley, rector (St James's Piccadilly)
  • 1915 Sviatosiav Richter, Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)
  • 1915 Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
  • 1917 Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)
  • 1917 Peter Caddy, founder (Findhorn Community)
  • 1917 Vera Lynn, singer (Anniversary Waltz)
  • 1918 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers)
  • 1918 Jack Barry, Lindenhurst NY, game show emcee (Joker's Wild)
  • 1918 Marian McPartland, jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland), (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
  • 1920 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician
  • 1921 Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Senegal, director general (UNESCO)
  • 1921 Primoz Ramovs, composer
  • 1922 Arnold Burgen, college president (Academia Europaea)

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1922 Carl Reiner, comedian (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner
  • 1922 Doug Barnard Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • 1922 Jack Kruschen, Winnipeg Canada, actor (Papa-Webster, Busting Loose)
  • 1922 Larry Elgart, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orch), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1922 Ray Goulding, Lowell Mass, comedian (Bob & Ray)
  • 1923 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Hermann Guggiari, Paraguay, engineer and sculptor (Rejas, NNUU)(d.2012)
  • 1925 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 2010)
  • 1925 John D Erlichman, Politician (Nixon aide, Watergate)
  • 1926 Ted Bessell, Flushing NY, actor (Don-That Girl, Frankie-Gomer Pyle)
  • 1927 John Pierre Herman Joubert, composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet)
  • 1928 Anthony Blond, British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book)
  • 1928 Christopher Benstead, race horse trainer

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1928 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 1928 Jerome Cousins Biffle, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1929 Germán Robles, Spanish actor
  • 1930 Michel Magne, composer
  • 1931 Antonio Tauriello, composer
  • 1931 David Montgomery, chairman (British Forestry Commission)
  • 1931 Hal Linden, [Harold Lipshitz], actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic)
  • 1931 John Rae, British educator (Conscience & Politics)
  • 1932 Tod Dockstader, composer
  • 1933 David James Moore, educationalist
  • 1933 Jacquez Guyonnet, composer
  • 1933 George Altman, American baseball player
  • 1933 Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • 1934 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker
  • 1934 Marion Conti, arch bishop (Aberdeen England)
  • 1934 Willie Brown, American politician
  • 1934 David Malouf, Australian author
  • 1935 Ted Bessell, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist
  • 1936 Vaughn Meader, American comedian (d. 2004)
  • 1937 Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor
  • 1937 Helmut Recknagel, Germany, 90m ski jump (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1937 Jerry Reed, singer/actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1937 Joe Rivers, rocker (Johnnie & Joe)
  • 1937 Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge
  • 1938 Frans J van der Heijden, Dutch journal/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1938 Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist

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1939 Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
  • 1939 Earl of Seafield, [Ginger], English large landowner
  • 1940 Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1940 Mickey Preger, horse trainer
  • 1940 Gianpiero Moretti, Milan, Italy, steering wheel designer (Momo), (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Carlos Lopez snr, American jockey
  • 1941 Pat Corrales, American baseball player
  • 1943 Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer
  • 1943 Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
  • 1943 Paul Junger Witt, American TV producer
  • 1945 Larry Combest, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • 1945 Pat Riley, Schenectady NY, NBA coach (Lakers, Knicks, Heat)
  • 1945 Tim Yeo, British MP/under-sect (State of Environment)
  • 1945 Henry Bartholomay, American fighter pilot
  • 1945 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • 1946 Ranger Doug, [Douglas Green], Ill, singer (Riders in Sky-Cowboy Way)
  • 1947 Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
  • 1947 John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist

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1948 Bobby Orr, Canadian hall of fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1948 John de Lancie, actor (Q-Star Trek Next Gen, Days of our Lives)
  • 1948 Pamela Sargent, US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
  • 1949 Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist
  • 1950 William Hurt, actor (Big Chill, Children of a Lesser God), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1951 Jimmie Vaughan, guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 1951 Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • 1951 Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951 Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • 1952 Anand Armitraj, India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay)
  • 1952 Geoff Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1954 Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)
  • 1954 Jim Seales, Hamilton Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • 1954 Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
  • 1956 Phillip Oppenhein, British MP

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1957 Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • 1957 Theresa Russell, [Paup], SD California, actress (Black Widow, Razor's Edge)
  • 1957 Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress
  • 1957 David Foster, Australian woodchopper
  • 1958 Holly Hunter, Conyers Georgia, American actress (Broadcast News, The Piano)
  • 1958 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1958 Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
  • 1959 Dale Reid, Ladybank Scotland, LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team)
  • 1959 Richard Drummie, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
  • 1959 Steve McFadden, British actor
  • 1959 Sting, American professional wrestler
  • 1961 John Clark Gable, actor (Bad Jim), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Kathy Guadagnino, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open), born in Albany, New York
  • 1961 Slim Jim Phantom, [Jim Mcdonnell], rock drummer (Stray Cats)
  • 1961 Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1962 Stephen Sommers, American film director
  • 1963 Paul Annacone, Southampton NY, tennis star
  • 1963 Paul Mirkovich, rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
  • 1963 Ramon Andersson, Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-br-92, 96)
  • 1963 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)
  • 1963 Manabu Suzuki, Japanese racing driver and broadcaster

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1963 David Thewlis, English actor (Remus Lupin-Harry Potter series), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

  • 1964 Ruth Davidon, Balt MD, rower (Olympics-6th-96)
  • 1964 Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer
  • 1965 Chris Hoiles, Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1965 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1966 Blas Minor, Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1966 Giulio Caravatta, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • 1966 Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
  • 1967 Bryan Genesse, actor, (Rocco-Bold & Beautiful, Grady-Street Justice)
  • 1967 Dana Rinehart Dalton, Orlando Florida, Miss Florida-America (1991)
  • 1967 Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1967 Randy Gullatt, horse trainer
  • 1968 Eric Viscaal, Dutch soccer star (PSV/AA Gent)
  • 1968 Jurgen Rumrich, Miesbach GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1968 Sheree Megan Higgins, Matamata NZ, golfer (1991 Bridgestone)