Famous Birthdays on March 29

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 221

  • 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

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1799 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England (d. 1869)

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley
  • 1813 John Letcher, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1884)
  • 1816 James Gallant Spears, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee (d. 1869)
  • 1816 Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama, born in Chamdo (d. 1837)
  • 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, British-American educator, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Carmarthen, United Kingdom (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 Parodi, Siamese twins, born in Sassare, Sardinia (d. 1829)
  • 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, American 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 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian/antifascist
  • 1883 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Micromanometric analysis)
  • 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

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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 József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, born in Csehimindszent, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1893 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist, born in Hereford (d. 1932)
  • 1895 Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • 1898 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
  • 1900 John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (1967068), born in Chiltern, 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)
  • 1903 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), born in Reading (d. 1985)
  • 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, American actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Dennis O'Keefe, actor/director (T-Men, Fighting Seabees), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • 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 (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), born in Dahlem, Germany (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, American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma (d. 1992)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Entrepreneur and 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, American brother of US President Jimmy Carter, born in Plains, Georgia
  • 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, actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1942 Larry Pressler, (Sen-R-SD, 1979- )
  • 1943 Eric Idle, English comedian, actor (Monty Python), born in South Shields, England

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1943 John Major, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1990-97), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • 1943 Vangelis, [Papathanasiou], composer/keyboardist (Chariots of Fire)
  • 1944 James Diggle, FBA, classicist
  • 1944 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News)
  • 1944 Nana Akufo-Addo [William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo], Ghanaian politician, President of Ghana (2017-), born in Accra, Gold Coast
  • 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, actor/director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1949 Michael Brecker, rocker (Brecker Brothers)
  • 1949 Uton Dowe, cricketer (WI pace bowler 1972-73 "Dowe shall not bowl")
  • 1949 Keith Simpson, British politician
  • 1950 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, Guinea
  • 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, actress (Nancy-8 is Enough, Reggie, Glitter), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 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, American 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)
  • 1962 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball player and executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida

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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, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 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, born in Ottawa, Ontario

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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 (New Orleans 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, American 200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)