Famous Birthdays on March 3

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 249

  • 1455 King John II of Portugal (d. 1495)
  • 1500 Reginald Pole, English Cardinal/"heretic"
  • 1520 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (d. 1575)
  • 1583 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher
  • 1589 Gisbertus Voetius, [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1606 Edmund Waller, England, poet (Penshust)
  • 1652 Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
  • 1678 Madeleine de Verchères, French Canadian heroine (d. 1747)
  • 1705 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer
  • 1747 Kasamir Pulaski, US general (Revolutionary War)
  • 1756 William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
  • 1778 Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover (d. 1841)
  • 1793 Charles Sealsfield [Carl Anton Postl], Austrian-American writer, born in Popice u Znojma, Moravia (d. 1864)
  • 1793 William Charles Macready, English actor (d. 1873)
  • 1800 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (d. 1862)
  • 1805 Jonas Furrer, first President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1861)
  • 1811 Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)
  • 1814 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer
  • 1823 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), born in Kassa, Austrian Empire (d. 1890)
  • 1831 George M Pullman, inventor (railway sleeping car)
  • 1838 George William Hill, US astronomer (calculated Moon's orbit)
  • 1839 Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
  • 1841 John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)
  • 1845 Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)
  • 1846 Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father

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1847 Alexander Graham Bell, inventor (telephone), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1848 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), born in Leeds (d. 1880)
  • 1849 Jacques Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer
  • 1851 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • 1857 Alfred Bruneau, composer
  • 1860 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
  • 1863 Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1865 Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer
  • 1866 Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
  • 1867 Gustav Strube, composer
  • 1868 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
  • 1869 Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)
  • 1871 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
  • 1872 Wee Willie Keeler, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897
  • 1873 William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
  • 1877 Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor
  • 1880 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • 1880 Florence Auer, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1882 Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
  • 1883 Cyril Burt, educational psychologist (d. 1971)
  • 1886 James Friskin, composer
  • 1886 Reginald Owen Morris, composer
  • 1886 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • 1889 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • 1890 Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
  • 1891 Federico Moreno Torroba, composer
  • 1891 Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council
  • 1892 Edmund Lowe, actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper)
  • 1892 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, born in Alcacer do Sal (d. 1986)
  • 1893 Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author
  • 1893 Bill Nestell, CA, actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier)
  • 1895 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • 1895 Juanita Hansen, Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love)
  • 1895 Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
  • 1895 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics-1969), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1895 Robert Gordon, silent film actor (Loveless), born in Belleville, Kansas (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Jose Moreno Gans, composer
  • 1899 Alfred M Gruenther, US, commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)
  • 1899 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1900 Edna Best, Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo)
  • 1901 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1902 Ruby Dandridge, actress (Father of the Bride), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1903 Gilbert Adrian, [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer
  • 1903 Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
  • 1906 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • 1906 Donald Novis, Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
  • 1906 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • 1907 Aar van de Werfhorst, [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
  • 1907 Canada Lee, actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter
  • 1908 Riccardo Nielsen, composer
  • 1909 Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician
  • 1909 Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator
  • 1910 Kittens Reichert, American silent screen child actor (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • 1911 Jean Harlow, [Harlean Carpentier], 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1911 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1912 Joe Stydahar, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1913 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • 1913 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • 1914 Martin Ritt, actor/director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game)
  • 1915 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
  • 1917 Bert van Aerschot, Flemish writer (Elevator, Women)
  • 1917 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (d. 1952)
  • 1918 Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • 1918 Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • 1918 Frank Wigglesworth, composer
  • 1918 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • 1920 James Doohan, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1920 Julius Boros, golfer (PGA Champ 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
  • 1921 Diana Barrymore, actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Kazimierz Serocki, composer
  • 1922 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (d. 1948)
  • 1925 Enzo Stuarti, Italy, singer (Yesterday)
  • 1925 Richard Vernon, England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
  • 1926 James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
  • 1926 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • 1926 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Charles O Whitley, (Rep-D-NC, 1977- )
  • 1927 Frank Singleton, librarian
  • 1927 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1928 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Gudrun Pausewang, Eastern Bohemia, German writer
  • 1929 Nicos Mamangakis, composer
  • 1930 Heiner Geißler, German politician
  • 1930 Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
  • 1931 Henk Knol, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1931 Piet [van] Bambergen, Dutch cabaretier (Mounties, Sherlock Jones)
  • 1932 Mara Corday, playmate (Oct, 1958), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1933 Lee Radziwell Ross, princess (Jackie O's sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Marco Antonio Munoz, Mexico, spanish singer (Murmullos)
  • 1933 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor
  • 1934 Gia Scala, Italy, actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • 1935 Zhelyu Zhelev, Veselinovo, Shumen Province, Bulgarian President (1990-97)
  • 1936 Jim Clark, Formula 1 racer (1963 champ)
  • 1937 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1938 Douglas Leedy, composer
  • 1938 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • 1939 Hans Pieter Verhagen, Dutch poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
  • 1939 M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
  • 1940 Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
  • 1940 Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
  • 1942 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942 Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, USR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
  • 1943 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)
  • 1944 Janice Garfat, rocker (Dr Hook)
  • 1945 Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • 1945 Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1946 James C Adamson, Lt Col USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43), born in Warsaw, New York
  • 1946 John Virgo, British snooker player
  • 1947 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), born in Carshalton, Surrey (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (d. 2001)
  • 1947 Clifton Snider, American poet and writer
  • 1948 Byron MacGregor, newscaster
  • 1948 Reed Hundt, FCC chairman
  • 1949 Bonnie J Dunbar, Sunnyside Wash, PhD/astro (STS 61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89)
  • 1949 James S Voss, Cordova Alabama, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)
  • 1949 Jüri Allik, Estonian psychologist
  • 1949 Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player
  • 1950 Ed Marinaro, actor (Hill Street Blues)
  • 1950 Re Styles, rock vocalist (Tubes)
  • 1950 Tim Kazurinsky, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1951 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • 1952 Robyn Hitchcock, rocker (Moss Elixir)
  • 1952 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1953 Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1953 Dave Amato, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight this Feeling)
  • 1953 Zico, Brazilian footballer
  • 1954 Keith Carlton Fergus, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1954 Chris Hughes, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1956 Jim Barton, American sailor (1996 Olympics bronze in Soling class), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1956 John F Reid, cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70's/80's)
  • 1956 Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
  • 1958 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1958 Miranda Richardson, Southport England, actress (Damage, Crying Game)
  • 1958 Marc Silvestri, American comic book artist and publisher (Top Cow Productions)
  • 1959 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1960 Neal Heaton, American baseball player
  • 1960 Colin Wells, English cricketer
  • 1961 Mary Page Keller, actress (Ryan's Hope, Duet), born in Monterey Park, California
  • 1961 Perry McCarthy, English racing driver
  • 1961 Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
  • 1962 Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic-gold-88, 92)
  • 1962 Glen E. Friedman, American photographer and artist
  • 1963 Elizabeth Chavez, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1963 Jacqueline Sheen, playmate (July, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963 Kelly Miller, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter
  • 1964 Arturo Huerta, Mexico, Canadian walker (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Atif Rauf, cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman v New Zealand 1994)
  • 1964 Laura Martinez-Herring, Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA (1985)/(Gen Hospital)
  • 1964 Lisa Ann Poggi, actress (Jolie-Loving), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1964 Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
  • 1964 Duncan Phillips, Australian drummer (Newsboys)
  • 1965 A J Sager, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1966 Claus Boekweg, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)
  • 1966 Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
  • 1966 Ellen Minzner, Lawrence Mass, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1966 Hope Marie Carlton, Riverhead NY, playmate (July, 1985)
  • 1966 Noelle Daghe, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st)
  • 1966 Tone-Loc, [Anthony Terrell Smith], rocker (Let's Do It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor
  • 1966 Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • 1967 Alexander Volkov, Russia, tennis star
  • 1967 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Elizabeth Cheshire, actress (Jill-Sunshine), born in Burbank, California
  • 1968 Brian Leetch, Corpus Christi TX, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers)