Famous Birthdays on 31st March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 226

  • 250 Constantius Chlorus, Roman Emperor (d. 306)
  • 1360 Philippa of Lancaster, queen of Portugal (d. 1415)
  • 1425 Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (d. 1468)
  • 1499 Pius IV, [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian lawyer/pope (1559-65)
  • 1504 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh guru (d. 1552)

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1519 Henry II, King of France (1547-59), born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris (d. 1559)

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • 1536 Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (d. 1565)
  • 1576 Louise Juliana of Nassau, Regent of Bohemia (d. 1644)

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1596 René Descartes, French philosopher (he thought, therefore he was), born in Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, France (d. 1650)

Philosopher René Descartes
Philosopher
René Descartes
  • 1621 Andrew Marvell, England, poet (To His Coy Mistress)
  • 1651 Karl II, Elector Palatine (d. 1685)
  • 1675 Benedict XIV, [Prospero L Lambertini], Italy, Pope (1740-58)
  • 1684 Francesco Durante, composer

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1685 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Mattheus-Passion) [OS 21 Mar], born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1750)

  • 1717 Florian Wrastill, composer
  • 1718 Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (d. 1781)
  • 1723 Frederik V, King of Denmark/Norway (1746-66)
  • 1730 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (d. 1783)
  • 1732 Franz Joseph Haydn, prominent composer of the classical period (The Creation/Die Schopfung), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1747 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (Moon has Risen)
  • 1777 Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (d. 1859)
  • 1778 Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (d. 1858)
  • 1791 Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer
  • 1794 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)
  • 1809 Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
  • 1809 Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer
  • 1809 Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General)
  • 1811 Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist (Bunsen Burner)
  • 1819 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Rafael Hernando, composer
  • 1831 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist
  • 1835 John La Farge, US painter
  • 1837 Robert Ross McBurney, 1st paid secretary of the YMCA
  • 1837 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1838 Leon Dierx, French poet
  • 1839 Nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS)
  • 1840 John Herbert Kelly, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1840 Benjamin Baker, Frome Somerset, English Engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground
  • 1844 Andrew Lang, Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book)
  • 1847 Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer
  • 1847 Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (d. 1878)
  • 1848 John Henry Roberts, composer
  • 1854 Dugald Clerk, inventor (2-stroke motorcycle engine)
  • 1855 Alfred E. Hunt, founder of Alcoa (d. 1899)
  • 1860 Isidor Traube, Hildesheim Hanover, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids)
  • 1868 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist
  • 1871 Arthur Griffith, President of Ireland (d. 1922)
  • 1872 Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet)
  • 1876 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)
  • 1878 Jack Johnson,1st African American heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915)
  • 1884 Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (d. 1946)
  • 1885 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist
  • 1887 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer
  • 1890 William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1891 Erich Walter Sternberg, composer
  • 1891 Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)
  • 1891 Victor Varconi, Hungary, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings, Big City)
  • 1892 Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant
  • 1893 Clemens Krauss, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1895 John Jay McCloy, lawyer/banker (Sec of War 1941-45, pres Chase Man)
  • 1895 Vardis A Fisher, US author (Darkness & Deep)
  • 1900 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
  • 1906 Lauri Saikkola, composer
  • 1907 Eddie Quillan, Phila, actor (Julia, Hell Town)
  • 1908 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP (GVP)/editor (Neth Daily)
  • 1909 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator
  • 1911 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Wilhelmus Berkelmans, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • 1913 Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist
  • 1914 Octavio Paz, Mexico, writer/diplomat (Salamandra, Topoemas)
  • 1915 Eliseo Morales Pajaro, composer
  • 1915 Henry Morgan, comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Jack Perry, businessman
  • 1915 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)
  • 1916 John Vivyan, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress, (d. 2012)
  • 1916 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)
  • 1918 Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
  • 1919 Frank Akins, American football player (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)
  • 1920 Deborah_Cavendish,_Duchess_of_Devonshire, English Duchess, now Dowager Duchess
  • 1922 Patrick J G McGee, North Ireland, actor (Clockwork Orange)
  • 1922 Richard Kiley, actor (Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923 Donald Argee Barksdale, Berkley Cal, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1923 Lawrie Miller, NZ cricketer (opening bat in 13 Tests)
  • 1924 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
  • 1924 Leo Buscaglia, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1925 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1926 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
  • 1926 Sydney Chaplin, son of Charlie/actor (Adding Machine, Psycho Sisters)

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1927 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 1993)

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez
  • 1927 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1928 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), born in Floral, Saskatchewan (d. 2016)

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1929 Lee Patterson, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

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1929 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • 1929 Bertram Fields, American lawyer
  • 1931 Miller Barber, PGA golfer (1968 Byron Nelson Classic), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1932 Godfrey Lawrence, cricketer (South African fast bowler, 8-53 v NZ 1961)
  • 1932 John Jakes, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Nagisa Oshima, director (Town of Love & Hope), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
  • 1933 Shirley Jones, Smithton Pa, actress (Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry)
  • 1933 Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
  • 1934 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russia, cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)
  • 1934 John D Loudermilk, rock drummer/vocalist (Language of Love, Norman)
  • 1934 Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)
  • 1934 Richard Chamberlain, Beverly Hills, California, American actor (Dr Kildare)
  • 1935 Herb Alpert, bandleader/trumpeteer (Tijuana Brass)/CEO (A & M)
  • 1935 Judith Rossner, US, writer (August)
  • 1936 Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)
  • 1936 Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor
  • 1937 Willem Duyn, [Mouth], Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal)
  • 1938 Nathaniel Taylor, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1938 Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • 1938 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • 1938 David Steel, Scottish politician
  • 1939 Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)
  • 1940 Barney Frank, (Rep-D-MA, 1981- )
  • 1940 Jim Criner, WLAF head coach (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1940 Patrick J Leahy, (Sen-D-VT, 1975- )
  • 1942 Michael Savage, American talk radio host and commentator
  • 1942 Ulla Hoffmann, Swedish politician

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1943 Christopher Walken, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Brainstorm), born in NYC, New York

  • 1944 Rod Allen, [B Rodney Bainbridge] rock bassist/vocalist (Fortunes)
  • 1944 Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
  • 1945 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • 1946 Aftab Gul, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in six Tests 1969-71)
  • 1946 Al Nichol, Winston Salem NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles)
  • 1946 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian/actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1947 Al Goodman, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • 1947 Caesar Gaviria Trujillo, president (Colombia, 1990-94)
  • 1947 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1948 Al Gore, American Vice President (1993-2001) and Democratic Senator (Tenn, 1985-92), born in Washington, D.C.

US Vice President Al Gore
US Vice President
Al Gore
  • 1948 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • 1948 Rhea Perlman, actress (Zena-Taxi, Carla-Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Thijs van Leer, Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection)
  • 1948 Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist
  • 1950 Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner
  • 1950 Richard Hughes, rocker (Johnny Winter Band)
  • 1951 Ed Marinaro, actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor (d. 1998)
  • 1953 Greg Martin, Louisville Ky, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
  • 1953 Sean Hopper, California, rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • 1953 Dennis Kamakahi, Grammy Award-winning musician (d. 2014), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1954 Tony Brock, England, rock drummer (Isn't It Time, Every Time I Think of You)
  • 1955 Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
  • 1955 Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1956 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brothers Keeper), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1957 Marc McClure, San Mateo California, actor (Ross-California Fever)
  • 1957 Mary Cadorette, East actress (Vicky-3's a Crowd), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1957 Patrick G Forrester, Lt Col Army/astronaut, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1958 Jay Feenan, Windham NH, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1958 Pat McGlynn, Edinburgh, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)
  • 1958 Tony Cox, American actor
  • 1959 Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
  • 1960 Anne Howard, actress (Nicole Love-Another World), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960 Mark Tuinei, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1961 Ron Brown, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 John Taylor, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1963 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
  • 1964 Dave Wyman, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964 David Diaz-Infante, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1964 Erik Turner, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1964 Isabelle Ferrari, Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager)
  • 1964 Rod Jones, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1965 Patty Fendick, tennis star (1989 Auckland), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965 Tom Barrasso, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965 William McNamara, actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • 1966 Natalie Gosselin, Levis Quebec, 52kg judoka (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Thomas Fitzgerald, American team handball left wing (Olympics-1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Roger Black, English athlete
  • 1967 Glenn Montgomery, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks, Oilers)
  • 1967 Nanci Bowen, Tifton GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore)
  • 1968 J R Reid, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1968 Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969 Kevin Sargent, NFL tackle/guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Steve Smith, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1969 Samantha Brown, American television host
  • 1969 Nyamko Sabuni, Swedish politician
  • 1970 Derek Brown, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Oleg Romanov, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
  • 1970 Stuart Carruthers, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)

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1971 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting), born in Perth, Scotland

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1971 Pavel Bure, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers), born in Minsk, Soviet Union

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 1972 John Godina, Fort Sill Oklahoma, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1972 Kelly O'Leary, Halifax Nova Scotia, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
  • 1972 Andrew Bowen, American actor
  • 1972 Hristos Polihroniou, Greek hammer thrower
  • 1973 Vanessa Mambi, Miss Universe-Curacao (1996)
  • 1973 Bold Forbes, Puerto Rican/American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2000)
  • 1974 Anthony Hicks, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974 Carol Ann Plante, actress (Sara Henderson-Harry & the Hendersons)
  • 1974 James Burgess, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974 Jason Odom, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974 Nina Georgala, Miss Universe-Greece (1996)
  • 1974 Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)