Famous Birthdays on March 4

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  • 1188 Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France (d. 1252)
  • 1394 Henry the Navigator, Prince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery
  • 1492 Francesco de Layolle, composer
  • 1610 William Dobson, English portraitist and painter (d. 1646)
  • 1651 John Baron Somers, (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)
  • 1665 Philip Christoph von Königsmarck, Swedish soldier (d. 1694)

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1678 Antonio Vivaldi, Baroque violin virtuoso and composer (The Four Seasons), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1741)

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • 1702 Jack Sheppard, English burglar and escapee (d. 1724)
  • 1706 Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759)
  • 1715 James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, British statesman (d. 1763)
  • 1719 Aert Schouman, Dutch bird/portrait painter
  • 1719 George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (d. 1777)
  • 1742 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer

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1747 Casimir Pulaski, Polish military leader (called the father of American cavalry), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1779)

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski
  • 1754 Benjamin Waterhouse, physician co-founder of Harvard Medical School (smallpox vaccine pioneer), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1846)
  • 1754 Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer
  • 1756 Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)
  • 1757 Ignaz Malzat, composer
  • 1765 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, baptized in Hampshire, England (d. 1814)
  • 1766 Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
  • 1773 Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer
  • 1781 Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)
  • 1782 Johann Rudolf Wyss, Swiss folklorist and writer (Swiss Family Robinson), born in Bern (d. 1830)
  • 1789 Pavel P Gagarin, Russ monarch
  • 1793 Karl Lachmann, German philologist (d. 1851)
  • 1798 John Joseph Abercrombie, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1877)
  • 1813 Wijnand J J Nuijen, romantic/water colors painter (Wrecked)
  • 1817 Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Charles Oberthur, composer
  • 1820 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (d. 1856)
  • 1822 Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1826 John Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1863)
  • 1826 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863)
  • 1828 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1834 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer
  • 1835 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (d. 1911)
  • 1838 Paul Lacôme, French composer, born in Le Houga, Gascony (d. 1920)
  • 1841 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
  • 1844 Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother)
  • 1847 Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904)
  • 1854 Sir Napier Shaw, British meteorologist (d. 1945)
  • 1856 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1856 Alfred William Rich, English painter (d. 1921)
  • 1862 Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Emden-polytroop)
  • 1863 Reginald Innes Pocock, British zoologist (d. 1947)
  • 1863 John Henry Wigmore, American jurist and expert in the law of evidence (d. 1943)
  • 1864 David W. Taylor, U.S. Navy architect (d. 1940)
  • 1870 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • 1871 Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1873 Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)
  • 1873 John H. Trumbull, 54th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut (d. 1961)

  • 1875 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • 1875 Enrique Larreta, [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)
  • 1875 Suze Groeneweg, 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)
  • 1876 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)
  • 1876 Theodore Hardeen, Magician and stunt performer, founder of the Magician's Guild (d. 1945)
  • 1877 Garrett Morgan, American inventor (gas mask and traffic signal), born in Claysville, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • 1877 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • 1877 Daniel G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
  • 1877 Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
  • 1878 Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
  • 1878 Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian philosopher (d. 1947)
  • 1879 Bernhard Kellermann, writer
  • 1880 Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
  • 1881 Todor Aleksandrov, 19th century Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1924)
  • 1881 Maude Fealy, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1881 Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)
  • 1881 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)
  • 1882 Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)
  • 1883 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
  • 1884 Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Willem H Winkel, Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curacao)
  • 1886 Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress (The Magic Cloak), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1953)
  • 1888 Knute Rockne, Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)
  • 1888 Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (Grand Hotel, The Devil-Doll), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1942)
  • 1888 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
  • 1889 Pearl White [Victoria], American actress and stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), born in Green Ridge, Missouri (d. 1938)
  • 1889 Oscar Chisini, Italian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1889 Oren E. Long, 10th Territorial Governor of Hawai'i (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
  • 1891 Lois Wilson, American actress and co-founder of Al-Anon, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1891 Lois Wilson, founder of Al-Anon (d. 1988)
  • 1895 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)
  • 1897 Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
  • 1898 Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)
  • 1899 Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
  • 1900 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • 1900 Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)
  • 1901 Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
  • 1903 Harold Berens, comedian
  • 1903 William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
  • 1903 John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
  • 1904 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • 1904 Joseph Schmidt Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
  • 1904 Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • 1906 Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1907 Edgar Barrier, NY, actor (Cobra Woman, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered)
  • 1907 Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (d. 2003)
  • 1908 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • 1909 Harry B Helmsley, American billionaire builder (Empire State Building), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Tancredo Neves, president of Civil rights activist
  • 1912 Afro, [Basaldella], Italian painter
  • 1912 John Garfield, American actor (Air Force, Destination: Tokyo, Juarez), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1912 Carl Marzani, American documentarian (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • 1914 Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1915 Eunice Catunda, composer
  • 1915 Petrus de Jong, Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
  • 1916 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • 1916 Hans Eysenck, psychologist
  • 1917 Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Margaret Osborne DuPont, Joseph Oregon, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50), (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Marcella Grady Jennings, rancher
  • 1920 Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American composer (Martha Graham Ballets), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2017)
  • 1921 Joan Greenwood, actress/director (Amorous Mr Prawn), born in London, England
  • 1921 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player
  • 1922 Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Dina Pathak (Deena Pathak), Veteran Gujarati theatre and film actress (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Piero J d'Inzeo, French equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1925 Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)

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1926 Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • 1926 James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • 1926 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Robert Di Domenica, composer
  • 1927 Thayer David, MA, actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages)
  • 1927 Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
  • 1927 Robert Orben, American magician
  • 1927 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • 1928 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), born in Nottingham (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Samuel Adler, composer
  • 1929 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • 1929 Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
  • 1931 Han Jansen, Dutch painter
  • 1931 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • 1931 Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
  • 1931 Alice Rivlin, American economist
  • 1932 Guido Baggiani, composer
  • 1932 Hessel Rienks, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1932 Miriam Makeba, singer (Grammy 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1932 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American car designer (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
  • 1933 Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer
  • 1933 John W Mills, British sculptor
  • 1934 Barbara McNair, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1934 Jane van Lawick-Goodall, ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize)
  • 1934 John Duffey, bluegrass musician
  • 1934 Mario Davidovsky, Buenos Aires Argentinia, composer (Synchronisms)
  • 1934 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • 1934 Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist
  • 1934 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, born in Moscow
  • 1935 Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Aribert Reimann, composer
  • 1936 David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1936 Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1936 Jim Clark, Scottish Formula One driver (World Champion 1963,65), born in Kilmany, Fife (d. 1968)
  • 1937 Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)
  • 1937 Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937 [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
  • 1937 Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
  • 1938 Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
  • 1938 Don Perkins, American football player
  • 1938 Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish diplomat and researcher
  • 1939 James Aubrey Turner, scientist
  • 1939 Paula Prentiss, [Ragusa] San Ant Tx, actress (Parallax View, He & She)
  • 1939 Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor

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1939 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 1940 Kas Garas, Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report)
  • 1940 Volodymyr Morozov, Ukrainian flatwater canoer
  • 1941 John Aprea, actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1941 John Hancock, American actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 1992)
  • 1942 Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1943 Zoltan Jeney, composer
  • 1944 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • 1945 Jaime Tirelli, American actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Tara Browne, British socialite (d. 1966)
  • 1945 Frank Novak, American actor
  • 1945 Tommy Svensson, Swedish football manager
  • 1946 Haile Gerima, director (Ashes & Embers)
  • 1946 Harvey Goldsmith, impresario
  • 1946 Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur/multi-millionaire (Hawley-ADT)
  • 1946 Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1946 Robert Raymond, rocker
  • 1947 David Franzoni, American screenwriter
  • 1947 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician