Famous Birthdays on 29th March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 217

  • 1484 Johann Spangenberg, composer
  • 1519 Carlo Caraffa, Italian cardinal
  • 1553 Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek Renaissance poet (d. 1613 or 1614)
  • 1561 Santorio Sanctorius, Trieste Italy, physician/burned at stake/heretic
  • 1584 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (d. 1648)
  • 1602 John Lightfoot, English theologist/literary (Horae Hebraicae)
  • 1616 Johann Erasmus Kindermann, composer
  • 1668 Thomas Coram, Founder of the Foundling Hospital (d. 1751)
  • 1713 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
  • 1725 Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, composer
  • 1752 Edward Jones, composer
  • 1769 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (d. 1851)

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1790 John Tyler, 10th US President (1841-45), born in Charles City County, Virginia (d. 1862)

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • 1799 Edward Stanley, Earl Derby (C), British PM (1852, 1858-59, 1866-68)
  • 1813 John Letcher, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1884)
  • 1816 James Gallant Spears, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)
  • 1817 Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet
  • 1819 Edwin Drake, drilled 1st productive US oil well
  • 1819 Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/founder (American Hebrew Congregations)
  • 1821 Joshua Thomas Owen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1822 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter
  • 1824 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
  • 1826 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic)
  • 1829 Ritta & Christina, Siamese twins, in Sardinia
  • 1829 Robert Emmet Rodes, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1831 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)
  • 1848 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War

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1867 Cy Young [Denton True Young], American baseball pitcher (most wins in MLB history), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1869 Ales Hrdlicka, US, anthropologist/curator (US National Museum)
  • 1869 Edwin Lutyens, architect, London
  • 1871 Tom Hayward, cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age)
  • 1873 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1875 Lou Henry Hoover, 1st lady (1929-33)
  • 1875 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1876 Jan Ingenhoven, composer
  • 1876 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian/antifascist
  • 1883 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Micromanometric analysis)
  • 1883 Dora Carrington, Hereford UK, British Bloomsbury artist
  • 1886 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer
  • 1888 Adrianus M de Jong, Dutch writer (World Tour of Bulletje & Bonestaak)
  • 1888 James E Casey, founder (United Parcel Service)
  • 1889 Howard Lindsay, playwright/actor/dir (State of Union), born in Waterford, New York
  • 1889 Warner Baxter, actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1890 Harold Spencer Jones, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London, England
  • 1891 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), born in Saint-Dié (d. 1950)
  • 1891 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1980)
  • 1892 Jozsef Mindszenty, [Joseph Prehm], Hungarian cardinal
  • 1895 Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • 1898 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
  • 1900 John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Frans U Kailas, Finnish poet
  • 1901 Andrija Maurovic, Croatian illustrator (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1902 William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
  • 1902 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • 1905 Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1906 E Power Biggs, Westcliff-on-Sea England, organist/composer (CBS)
  • 1907 "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1908 Arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Dennis O'Keefe, Fort Madison IA, actor/dir (T-Men, Fighting Seabees)
  • 1909 Moon Mullican, hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock)
  • 1909 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish writer (Gnome Patjoepelke)
  • 1911 Philip Ahn, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1911 Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (d. 1979)
  • 1913 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH)
  • 1913 Niall MacGinnis, actor (Curse of the Demon), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1913 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)
  • 1915 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist

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1916 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota (d. 2005)

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • 1916 John Paul, Governor-General (Bahamas)
  • 1917 Arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds)
  • 1917 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (winner of 20 out of 21 races & $249,465) (d. 1947)
  • 1918 John Read, CEO (TSB Group)
  • 1918 Pearl Bailey, singer (Hello Dolly), born in Newport News, Virginia

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1918 Sam Walton, Founder and CEO of Wal-Mart, born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma (d. 1992)

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton
  • 1919 Eileen Heckart, actress (Doll's House, Trauma Center), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1920 John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Hugh Neill, Lord-Lieutenant (South Yorkshire)
  • 1921 Sam Loxton, cricketer (flamboyant Australian batsman of late 40's)
  • 1923 Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer
  • 1924 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer
  • 1925 Emlen Tunnell, NFL safety (Giants, Packers)
  • 1925 Roy Beldam, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1989-2000)
  • 1927 Arthur Ravenel Jr, (Rep-R-South Carolina)
  • 1927 John McLaughlin, TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • 1927 John Vane, FRS/pharmacologist
  • 1927 Donald Ross [Lord Ross], Dundee, Scottish judge
  • 1928 Vaclav Felix, composer
  • 1928 Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian
  • 1929 Sheila Kitzinger, author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset
  • 1929 Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japanese artist and writer
  • 1929 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor (d. 1993)
  • 1930 Donny Conn, musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1930 G R Sunderam, cricket pace bowler (2 Tests India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1930 Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford
  • 1931 Evelyn de Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1931 James Weatherhead, moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1931 Lord Tebbit, British CH
  • 1931 Sylvia Law, British town planner
  • 1932 William Charette, Ludington, Michigan, United States Navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet
  • 1934 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, composer
  • 1934 Paul Crouch, American televangelist
  • 1935 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly)
  • 1936 Richard Rodney Bennett, Broadstairs Kent England, composer, (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Mogens Camre, Danish politician
  • 1937 Anne Stoddart, diplomat
  • 1937 Billy Carter, Plains Georgia, brother of US President Jimmy Carter
  • 1937 Smarck Michel, Saint-Marc, Haiti, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-5), (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA)
  • 1938 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • 1939 Hanumant Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut)
  • 1939 Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong, actress (Flower Drum Song, Night Creature)
  • 1939 Roland Arnall, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2008).
  • 1940 Raymond Davis, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)
  • 1940 Astrud Gilberto, Brazil, singer (Girl From Ipanema)
  • 1940 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British singer, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1941 Terence Hill, Venice Italy, actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity)
  • 1942 Larry Pressler, (Sen-R-SD, 1979- )
  • 1943 Eric Idle, England, comedian/actor (Monty Python)
  • 1943 John Major, Carshalton, Surrey, British Prime Minister (C, 1990-97)
  • 1943 Vangelis, [Papathanasiou], composer/keyboardist (Chariots of Fire)
  • 1944 James Diggle, FBA, classicist
  • 1944 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News)
  • 1945 Julie Goodyear, British actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street)

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1945 Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier
  • 1945 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show)
  • 1946 Bruce Weber, director (Broken Noses)
  • 1946 Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest
  • 1946 Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Aleksandr Stepenovich Viktorenko, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3, 8, 14, 20)
  • 1947 Bobby Kimball, [Robert Toteaux], Vinton LA, rocker (Toto-Roseann)
  • 1947 Peter Hinchcliffe, co-founder (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • 1948 Bud Cort, New Rochelle NY, actor/director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H)
  • 1949 Michael Brecker, rocker (Brecker Brothers)
  • 1949 Uton Dowe, cricketer (WI pace bowler 1972-73 "Dowe shall not bowl")
  • 1949 Keith Simpson, British politician
  • 1951 Geoff Howarth, cricketer (NZ captain early 80's)
  • 1952 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuba, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80), (d. 2012)
  • 1954 Karen Anne Quinlan, NJ, famous comatose patient (right to die case)
  • 1955 Christopher Lawford, actor (Charlie Brent-All My Children)
  • 1955 Dianne Kay, Phoenix Az, actress (Nancy-8 is Enough, Reggie, Glitter)
  • 1955 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • 1955 Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
  • 1956 Kurt Thomas, US, gymnist (Olympics), actor (Gymkata)
  • 1956 Lisa J Allen, TV reporter/lawyer
  • 1956 Sue Fogleman, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 Christopher Lambert, actor (Highlander, Subway, Greystoke, Why Me)
  • 1958 Fiona Reynolds, director/Council for Protection of Rural England
  • 1958 Victor Salva, American film director
  • 1959 Brad McCrimmon, Dodsland, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1959 Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer
  • 1959 Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros)
  • 1961 Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
  • 1961 Mike Kingery, St James MN, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1961 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
  • 1961 Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1962 Kirk Alan Triplett, Moses Lake WA, PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston-2nd)

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1964 Elle MacPherson, Austrailian supermodel and actress (Sirens), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
Elle MacPherson
  • 1964 Jill Goodacre Connick, model (Victoria Secrets), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1964 Michael A. Jackson, Maryland politician
  • 1965 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (d. 2005)
  • 1965 William Oefelein, American Astronaut
  • 1965 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete
  • 1966 Dwayne Harper, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966 Eric Gunderson, Portland OR, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1966 Robb Thomas, NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1967 Brian Jordan, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Jerry Olsavsky, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1967 John Popper, American musician
  • 1968 Chris Calloway, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • 1968 James Williams, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1968 Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist

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1968 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
  • 1969 Darren Chandler, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 James Atkin, rocker (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • 1969 Jeff Blackshear, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1969 Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (NO Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Kai Nurminen, Turku FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
  • 1969 [Jane] Kim[berly] Batten, McRae Georgia, 400m hurdler (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1971 Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • 1971 Ryan Lambert, American performer (Kids Incorporated) lead singer (Elephone), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Alex Ochoa, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler
  • 1972 Paul Michael Kent, Australia, NZ breastroker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Trevor Kidd, Dugald, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)
  • 1972 Michel Ancel, French game designer
  • 1972 Rui Costa, Portugal footballer
  • 1972 Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor
  • 1973 Brad Bridgewater, US, 200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 John Oppio, Sparks Nevada, double trap (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1973 Mark Platt, Peterborough Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Sebastiano Siviglia Italian footballer