Famous Birthdays on 5th March

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  • 1133 King Henry II of England (d. 1189)
  • 1324 David II Bruce, King of Scots (1331..71)
  • 1326 Louis I, [the Great], King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)
  • 1512 Gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
  • 1563 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1574 William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
  • 1585 Johann Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)
  • 1637 John van der Heyden, Dutch painter/inventor (fire extinguisher)
  • 1658 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America
  • 1668 Francesco Gasparini, composer
  • 1693 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • 1696 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
  • 1703 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
  • 1723 Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
  • 1733 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
  • 1739 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
  • 1746 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
  • 1748 William Shield, composer
  • 1748 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • 1750 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • 1751 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer
  • 1756 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • 1774 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
  • 1794 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • 1794 Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
  • 1805 Theodore Labarre, composer
  • 1814 Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • 1815 John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
  • 1817 Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat
  • 1824 Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • 1824 James Merritt Ives, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • 1825 John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1825 Joseph Albert, German photographer (albertotype)
  • 1828 Johann Gungl, composer
  • 1836 Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
  • 1840 Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)
  • 1843 William F Sudds, composer
  • 1845 Alfonse Hasselmans, composer
  • 1850 Daniel Brink Towner, composer
  • 1852 Isabella Gregory, Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • 1853 Arthur W Foote, Salem Mass, organist/composer (Suite for Strings in E)
  • 1853 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • 1862 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
  • 1867 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1868 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • 1869 Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich
  • 1870 Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • 1871 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • 1871 Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
  • 1873 Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
  • 1874 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • 1874 Henry Travers, England, actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra)
  • 1877 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
  • 1879 Walter Long, actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol)
  • 1879 Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
  • 1886 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • 1886 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • 1887 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)
  • 1888 Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
  • 1889 Frits Slomp, [Frits de Rover], Dutch vicar/resistance fighter
  • 1891 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1893 Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization
  • 1894 Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Phila Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England
  • 1895 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1897 Mei-ling Soong, Madame Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1897 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)

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1898 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1899 Patrick Hadley, composer
  • 1900 Ludwig Donath, actor (Jolson Story, Jolson Sings Again)
  • 1901 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • 1903 Lowell Peters, Cleveland Tn, vocalist (Southernaires)
  • 1904 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • 1908 Sir Rex Harrison, Huyton England, actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle)
  • 1908 Sophie Stewart, Scotland, actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe)
  • 1908 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)
  • 1910 Joan Sterndale Bennett, NJ, actress (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows)

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1910 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Chiayi County, Taiwan (d. 2007)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • 1911 Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba)
  • 1913 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • 1914 Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Horace Ian Parrott, composer
  • 1917 Joseph Stone, lawyer
  • 1918 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • 1918 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • 1918 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 1918 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Delbert L Latta, (Rep-R-OH, 1959- )
  • 1920 Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st African American female bishop (Methodist)
  • 1920 Virginia Christine, Stanton, Iowa, American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo)
  • 1920 José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
  • 1921 Berkley Bedell, (Rep-D-IA, 1975- )
  • 1921 Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests 1952)
  • 1922 James Noble, actor (Gov. Gatling in "Benson"), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • 1927 Jack Cassidy, Richmond Hill VA, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She)
  • 1929 Joan Shawlee, Forest Hills NY, actress (Prehistoric Women)
  • 1929 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • 1929 J. B. Lenoir, Monticello, Mississippi, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s
  • 1930 Del Crandall, American baseball player
  • 1931 Anthony Headges, composer
  • 1931 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1931 Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
  • 1932 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist
  • 1933 Norbert Linke, composer
  • 1934 James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)

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1934 Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist and Nobel laureate, born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Economist and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Economist and Psychologist
Daniel Kahneman
  • 1935 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
  • 1935 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1936 Dale Douglass, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1970 Phoenix Open)
  • 1936 Dean Stockwell, California, actor (Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet)
  • 1936 Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
  • 1937 Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur
  • 1937 Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
  • 1938 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1938 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1939 Charles Fuller, US writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
  • 1939 Samantha Eggar, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • 1939 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • 1939 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • 1940 Mary Rose Oakar, (Rep)
  • 1940 Malcolm Hebden, English actor
  • 1942 Michael D[iamond] Resnick, sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)
  • 1942 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain
  • 1943 Billy Backus, American boxer
  • 1943 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Paul Sands, comedian/actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1944 Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1945 Randy Matson, US, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1946 Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
  • 1946 Murray Head, singer
  • 1946 Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1947 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • 1947 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • 1947 Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
  • 1948 Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • 1948 Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • 1948 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1948 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1948 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • 1949 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • 1950 Eugene Fodor, Turkey Creek CO, violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award)
  • 1950 Harvey Jacob Alperin, Minneapolis MN, actor (Cocktail)
  • 1951 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • 1951 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • 1952 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 1953 Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • 1953 Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)
  • 1954 Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
  • 1955 Marcia McCabe, actress (Alice-One Life to Live)
  • 1955 Penn Jillette, Mass, magician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)
  • 1956 Mark Handley, writer (Nell)
  • 1956 Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
  • 1956 Teena Marie, American singer
  • 1957 Mark E Smith, English rock vocalist (Fall-Fall in a Hole)
  • 1957 Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

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1958 Andy Gibb, singer/TV host (Solid Gold), born in Manchester, England

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1958 Bill Timoney, TV commercial actor (Addicted to Love)
  • 1959 Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1959 David Fury, American television writer and producer
  • 1960 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • 1961 Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
  • 1961 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1962 Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962 Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • 1962 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • 1963 Eddo Brandes, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test pace bowler)
  • 1964 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1966 Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966 Tracy Kerdyk, Coral Gables FL, LPGA golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple)
  • 1966 Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
  • 1966 Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
  • 1967 Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics-88, 92, 96)
  • 1968 Marq Mellor, Long Island NY, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Roman Phifer, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
  • 1968 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1969 Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
  • 1969 Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • 1969 MC Solaar, French rapper
  • 1970 John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1970 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Amy Peistrup-Matthews, Arlington Hgts Ill, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995)
  • 1971 Brian Hunter, Portland OR, outfielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1971 Chad Fonville, Jacksonville NC, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1971 James Roberson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1971 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
  • 1971 Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • 1972 Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
  • 1972 Hernan Gumy, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star
  • 1972 Mikael Tillstrom, Sweden, tennis star