Famous Birthdays on 26th March

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  • 1479 Vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33)/son of Ivan III
  • 1516 Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (d. 1565)
  • 1554 Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (d. 1611)
  • 1577 Elisabeth of Nassau, daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon
  • 1659 William Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher
  • 1671 Giacomo Cesare Predieri, composer
  • 1684 Johann Graf, composer
  • 1698 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist (d. 1765)
  • 1717 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer
  • 1749 William Blount, American Statesman (d. 1800)
  • 1753 Benjamin Thompson, physicist (Royal Inst of Great Britain, Woburn MA)
  • 1758 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer
  • 1773 Nathaniel Bowditch, mathematician/astronomer/author (Marine Sextant)
  • 1783 Johann Baptist Weigl, composer
  • 1794 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)
  • 1806 Josef Slavik, composer
  • 1813 Thomas West Sherman, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1817 Herman Haupt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1819 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer
  • 1819 Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist
  • 1821 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel)
  • 1827 Emanuel Kania, composer
  • 1830 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar/poet/writer
  • 1830 John Rogers Thomas, composer
  • 1833 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist
  • 1840 Carli Zoeller, composer
  • 1840 George Smith, Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform (script)), born in London, England
  • 1850 Edward Bellamy, author (Looking Backward)
  • 1854 Braulio Dueno Colon, composer
  • 1856 David Alfred Thomas, Glamorganshire UK, 1st Viscount Rhondda
  • 1859 A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad)
  • 1859 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer
  • 1859 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)
  • 1862 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer
  • 1868 Fuad I, king of Egypt (1922-36)
  • 1871 Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • 1873 [Louise] Sophie de Vries, actress (On Hope of Blessing)
  • 1874 Gerald du Maurier, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces), born in London, England
  • 1874 Oskar Nedbal, composer

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1874 Robert Frost, SF, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)

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1875 Syngman Rhee, P’yŏngsan Hwanghae Province, first President of South Korea (1948-60)

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • 1876 Prince William of Wied (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Othmar Ammann, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1965)
  • 1880 Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
  • 1882 Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
  • 1884 Wilhelm Backhaus, Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905)
  • 1885 Julius Harrison, composer
  • 1885 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer
  • 1886 Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse (d. 1948)
  • 1889 Vaclav Kapral, composer
  • 1890 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
  • 1893 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)
  • 1894 Will Wright, SF CA, actor (Living Christ Story)
  • 1894 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Richard Flury, composer
  • 1896 Rudolf Dassler, Founder of PUMA AG (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Renzo Massarani, composer
  • 1898 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • 1899 James B Connant, chemist/college president (Yale)
  • 1899 William Baines, composer
  • 1900 Isadore Freed, composer
  • 1902 Leslie Melville, economist
  • 1904 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • 1904 Hermann Schroeder, composer
  • 1904 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image)
  • 1904 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • 1905 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • 1905 Viktor Emil Frankl, pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
  • 1906 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Leigh Harline, composer
  • 1907 Louis Saguer, composer
  • 1908 Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I)
  • 1908 Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908 Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, Essen Germany, tennis star (French 1935)
  • 1908 Kenneth Mellanby, entomologist
  • 1908 Robert William Paine, architect
  • 1909 Chips Rafferty, Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)
  • 1909 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer
  • 1911 Bernard Katz, biophysicist

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1911 Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1911 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Paul Erdos, mathematician
  • 1914 Ian McGeoch, Vice-Admiral
  • 1914 William Westmoreland, Saxon SC, army general (Vietnam era)
  • 1914 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Bill Edrich, cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
  • 1916 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • 1916 Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)
  • 1916 Sterling Hayden, NJ, actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra)
  • 1916 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England)
  • 1917 Rufus Thomas, Miss, singer (Walking the Dog)

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1919 Strother Martin, Kokomo Ind, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot)

  • 1919 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • 1920 George E Brown Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73- )
  • 1920 Sergio Livingstone, Santiago, Chile, football player and journalist (52 caps), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 George Jefferson, CEO (British Telecom)
  • 1921 Joe Loco, [Jose Esteves, Jr], musician
  • 1921 Peter Horsley, CEO (Osprey Aviation)
  • 1922 William Milliken, actor (Drive-in)
  • 1922 Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist
  • 1923 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Clifton Williams, Traskwood Arkansas, band master (Sinfonians)
  • 1923 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • 1925 Claudio Spies, composer
  • 1925 Lord Graham of Edmonton, House of Lords (chief opposition whip)
  • 1925 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1925 Pierre Boulez, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)
  • 1928 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men)
  • 1929 Maurice Simon, jazz musician
  • 1929 Edwin Turney, American businessman
  • 1930 Cristobal Halffter, composer
  • 1930 Gregory Corso, beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man)
  • 1930 Sandra Day O'Connor, Texas, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- )

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1931 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

  • 1932 Dick Nolan, football coach
  • 1934 Alan Arkin, actor (Catch 22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 G T Pryce, CEO (Dalgety)
  • 1934 Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
  • 1935 Earl of Kinnoull
  • 1935 Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestine National Authority
  • 1936 Erich Urbanner, composer
  • 1936 Fred Paris, rocker (Five Satins)
  • 1937 Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Lord Chetwode
  • 1937 Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)
  • 1938 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939 Colin Webb, general manager (Press Association)
  • 1939 Phillip R Allen, Pitts, actor (Harry-Hardy Boys Mystery, Mitch-Alice)
  • 1939 Stuart Sutherland, Professor Emeritus (Sussex U)
  • 1940 James Caan, American actor (Misery, The Godfather), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1940 Bill Ind, Bishop-designate (Truro)
  • 1940 Braulio Baeza, jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer)
  • 1940 Nancy Pelosi, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1940 Rod Lauren, rocker (If I Had a Girl)
  • 1940 Servaes [J S] Huys, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1941 Barclay Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
  • 1941 Bob Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
  • 1941 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
  • 1941 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
  • 1942 Erica Jong, [Mann], author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Robert "Bob" Woodward, Geneva Illinois, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes)
  • 1944 Diana Ross, [Earle], (Supremes, Lady Sings Blues, Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1946 Johnny Crawford, actor (Mark-The Rifleman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Alain Madelin, French politician
  • 1947 Carmen Krolis, Suriname/Neth singer
  • 1947 Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
  • 1948 Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
  • 1948 Richard Tandy, rock bassist (ELO)
  • 1948 Steven Tyler, rock vocalist (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Baroness Hayman [Hélène Hayman], Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Lord Speaker of the House of Lords
  • 1949 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston-More than a Feeling), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Vicki Lawrence, Inglewood Ca, actress (Carol Burnette, Mama's Family)
  • 1949 Patrick Süskind, German writer
  • 1950 Ernest Thomas, actor (Roger-What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1950 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)

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1950 Martin Short, Hamilton Ontario, comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos)

  • 1950 Ronnie McDowell, Fountain Head Tn, country singer (King is Gone)
  • 1950 Teddy Pendergrass, Phila, singer (Turn Off the Lights)
  • 1950 Tony Papenfuss, Minneapolis Minn, (Daryl-Newhart)
  • 1950 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer
  • 1951 Richard B Shull, US actor (Hail to the Chief, Big Bus)
  • 1952 David Amess, MP
  • 1952 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)
  • 1953 Michael Bonagura, Newark NJ, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart)
  • 1953 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1953 Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • 1953 Lincoln Chafee, American Senator from Rhode Island
  • 1953 Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (d. 2002)
  • 1954 Curtis Sliwa, founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC)
  • 1954 Piers Gardner, director (Brit Institute of Intl & Comparative Law)
  • 1954 Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1955 Dean Dillon, Lake City TN, country singer (Chair)
  • 1955 Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Charly McClain, Jackson Tn, country singer (Radio Heart)
  • 1956 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1957 Leeza Gibbons, SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza)
  • 1957 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1958 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • 1959 David Delong, Portland Ore, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 BC Open)
  • 1959 Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
  • 1960 Billy Warlock, Hawthorne California, actor (Flip-Happy Days, Baywatch)
  • 1960 Debbie Hall, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
  • 1960 Michael Evans, Fontana CA, US water polo player (Olympic-silver-88)
  • 1961 Leigh Bowery, designer
  • 1961 William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales

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1962 John Stockton, Spokane Washington, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympics-gold-96)

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 1962 Kevin Seitzer, Springfield IL, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1962 Maarten de Young, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1962 Richard Coles, English musician (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way), born in Northampton
  • 1962 Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1963 Paul de Leeuw, Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion)
  • 1963 Rebecca Twigg, 79K cyclist (Olympic-silver-1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer