Famous Birthdays on March 6

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 219

  • 1340 John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (d. 1399)
  • 1405 King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
  • 1459 Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant

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1475 Michelangelo, Italian painter (David), born in Caprese, Tuscany (d. 1564)

Painter Michelangelo
Painter
Michelangelo
  • 1483 Francesco Guicciardini, Italian attorney/president of Romagna
  • 1492 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer
  • 1495 Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Opere Toscane, La Coltivazione)
  • 1615 Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y)
  • 1616 Malachias Siebenhaar, composer
  • 1619 Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose
  • 1663 Francis Atterbury, English man of letters and priest, born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (d. 1732)
  • 1698 John Alberti, Dutch theologist/philologist
  • 1706 George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
  • 1710 Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli, composer
  • 1716 Pehr Kalm, Swedish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
  • 1740 Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)
  • 1761 Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General and diplomat (d. 1828)
  • 1763 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer
  • 1765 Jan Kops, Dutch agronomist/vicar
  • 1779 Philipp Roth, composer
  • 1785 Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer
  • 1787 Joseph von Fraunhofer, Germany, physicist (studied Sun's spectrum)
  • 1791 Anna Claypoole Peale, painted miniatures
  • 1793 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer

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1806 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • 1812 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watchmaking
  • 1817 Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
  • 1818 William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • 1820 Horatio Gouverneur Wright, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1831 Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh, German theologist (Home Mission)
  • 1831 Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York
  • 1834 George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)
  • 1835 Charles Ewing, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1835 Ludwik Grossman, composer
  • 1843 Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer
  • 1844 Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov, composer (Flight of the Bumble Bee) (NS 3/18)
  • 1852 Joseph Bayer, composer
  • 1870 Oscar Straus, composer (Ein Walzertraum), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1882 Guy Kibbee, American actor (Big Shot), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1956)
  • 1882 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (d. 1980)

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1884 Molla Mallory, Norwegian tennis player (eight-time U.S. Open champion), born in Mosvik, Norway (d. 1959)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • 1885 Ringgold "Ring" Lardner, US sports writer (You Know Me Al)
  • 1887 Henri Gagnon, composer
  • 1890 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
  • 1891 Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1893 Kathleen Smoothy, housewife (last link to Siege of SIdney Street)
  • 1893 [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of the blues
  • 1898 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • 1898 Jay C Flippen, Little Rock AR, actor (Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay)
  • 1898 Jimmy Conzelman, NFL QB/coach/team owner (Chicago)
  • 1898 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • 1900 John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian (University of London)
  • 1900 Ludwig Donath, actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1900 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • 1901 Mark Donskoy, Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)
  • 1903 Elizabeth Pinkston Becker, US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1903 Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
  • 1904 Hugh Williams, actor/writer (Charley's Aunt, Bank Holiday)
  • 1904 Johannes C "Chris" Baay, Dutch actor (Klatergoud, Surprise Raid)
  • 1904 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian tenor (d. 1942)
  • 1904 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
  • 1906 Bob Wills, TX, actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle)

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1906 Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1909 Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter
  • 1909 Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, President of Nigeria (1979-83)
  • 1911 Charles Frank, physicist
  • 1911 Roland Jacobi Leich, composer
  • 1912 Madge Adam, astronomer
  • 1913 David Bowman, trade unionist
  • 1913 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1913 Stewart Granger, actor (Saraband for Dead Lovers)
  • 1914 Kirill P Kondrashin, Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)
  • 1915 Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, 52nd Da'i al Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras
  • 1916 Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1917 J A Mommersteeg, Dutch asst sect of Defense (KVP)
  • 1917 Roy Scott, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1947, 18, 1-74)
  • 1917 Will Eisner, American illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
  • 1919 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Lewis Gilbert, director/actor (You Only Live Twice), born in London, England
  • 1920 Roger Price, Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)
  • 1921 Julius Rudel, conductor (NYC Opera 1957), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1921 Oliver Wright, British Ambassador (To US)
  • 1921 Ross Hunter, producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1922 Ruben Ayala, Chino, California, politician (California State Senator 1974-1998) (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Ed McMahon, American TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1923 Erhard Karkoschka, composer
  • 1923 Raymond "Bill" Hoffenberg, college president (Wolfson at Oxford)
  • 1924 Sarah Caldwell, Maryville Mo, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
  • 1924 William H Webster, US, judge/head FBI/CIA
  • 1925 Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist (d. 1968)

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1926 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 1926 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), born in Suwalki (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Ann Curtis, 400m/800m US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Elwood H [Bud] Hillis, (Rep-R-IN, 1971- )
  • 1926 Jon Nordal, Icelandic composer (Toccata)
  • 1926 Miroslav Klega, composer
  • 1927 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1927 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr, Shawnee Oklahoma, USAF/astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5)
  • 1927 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1927 William J Bell, soap opera creator (Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1927 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), born in Aracataca, Colombia (d. 2014)

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1928 Ronald Stevenson, composer
  • 1929 David Sheppard, bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
  • 1929 Hal Miller, British MP
  • 1929 Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)
  • 1929 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Carmen Delavallade, US dancer/singer/actress (Aida)
  • 1931 David Haddon Whitaker, British publisher (Whitaker's Almanack)
  • 1931 John Smith, actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1931 Hal Needham, American stuntman, (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer
  • 1933 Heiko Wierenga, Dutch soc-dem mayor of Enschede (1977-94)
  • 1933 Kim Elgie, cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • 1933 William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)
  • 1933 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1934 John Noakes, British TV presenter
  • 1935 Ronnie Delaney, Ireland, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1935 Ron Delany, Irish athlete
  • 1935 Derek Kevan, Ripon, England, footballer (14 caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1936 A "Bram" Stemerdink, Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)
  • 1936 Jean Boht, actress (Arthur's Hallowed Ground)
  • 1936 Marion S Barry, (Mayor-D-Washington, D.C., 1979-90, 95- ), drug indictment
  • 1937 Doug Dillard, actor (Clem-Popeye)
  • 1937 Ivan Boesky, stockbroker inside trading, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1937 Paul Mefano, French composer, born in Basra, Iraq

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1937 Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • 1938 Lovelace Watkins, singer
  • 1938 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • 1939 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • 1939 David Spielberg, Weslaco Tx, actor (Jessica Novak, The Practice)
  • 1939 Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
  • 1939 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • 1939 Cookie Rojas, baseball player
  • 1940 Joanna Miles, Nice France, actress (Cross Creek, Delta County USA)
  • 1940 Willie Stargell, outfielder/1st baseman (Pirates, 1971 NL HR leader)
  • 1941 Ann Winterton, British MP
  • 1941 Karyn Kupcinet, actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show)
  • 1942 Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)
  • 1944 Kiri Te Kanawa, Gisborne NZ, operatic soprano (Don Giovanni)
  • 1944 Mary Wilson, vocalist (Supremes-Where Did Our Love Go), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Anna Maria Horsford, actress (Thelma Frye-Amen), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Hugh Grundy, Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
  • 1946 David Jon Gilmour, Grantchester Cambridgeshire, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • 1946 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)
  • 1946 Tony Klatka, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1947 Richard "Dick" Fosbury, Portland Oregon, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1968)
  • 1947 Judy Loe, Urmston Manchester UK, actress (Singles, Meaning of Life)
  • 1947 Kiki Dee, Yorkshire England, singer (Don't Go Breaking My Heart)
  • 1947 Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author
  • 1947 Rob Reiner, actor/director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1948 James FCS "Jim" Woude, cartoonist
  • 1949 Donald York, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1949 Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
  • 1951 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
  • 1952 Lyn Perrin, executive administrator (WIC)
  • 1953 Jackie Zeman, actress (Bobbie-General Hospital), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1953 Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
  • 1956 Peter Roebuck, cricketer (Somerset opening batsman & SMH writer)
  • 1958 Mike Gatting, English cricketer
  • 1958 Eddie Deezen, American actor
  • 1959 Tom Arnold, Iowa, [Mr Roseanne Barr Arnold], actor (Tom, True Lies)
  • 1959 Saul Anuzis, American politician
  • 1960 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard
  • 1962 Alison Nicholas, Gibraltar, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic)
  • 1962 Valerie French, American animatronics art director
  • 1963 Suzanne Crough, rocker (Partridge Family)
  • 1963 D.L. Hughley, American comedian and actor
  • 1964 Cher Butler, Garland Tx, playmate (August, 1985)
  • 1964 Reniet Vrieze, rock singer/guitarist (Pilgrims-White Men)
  • 1964 Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
  • 1965 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Oly-b-92, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1966 Cliff Meidl, Redondon Beach California, sprint kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1966 Alan Davies, British comedian and actor
  • 1967 Julio Bocca, Argentinean Ballet Dancer
  • 1968 Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, US basketball forward (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1968 Connie Britton, actress (Nikki-Spin City), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Jon Baker, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968 Moira Kelly, actress (Cutting Edge)
  • 1968 Russell Butler, Dandenong Victoria Australia, diver (Oly-28th-88, 96)
  • 1968 Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
  • 1969 Andrea Elson, actress (Lynn-Alf, Alice-Whiz Kids), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Deems May, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Greg Scott, British TV personality
  • 1970 Amy Pietz, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970 Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Scott Stahoviak, Waukegan IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1971 Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1971 Roger Salkeld, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Burbank, California
  • 1971 Sean Morley, American professional wrestler
  • 1972 Jamal Anderson, fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Paul Frlan, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

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1972 Shaquille O'Neal, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Oly-gold-96), born in Newark, New Jersey

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 1972 Susan Alexander, Silver Spring Maryland, Miss America-Maryland (1997)
  • 1973 Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Oly-96), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1973 Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • 1973 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)