Famous Birthdays on 8th March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 242

  • 1075 Abu 'l-Kasim Mahmud ibn Omar al-Zamachshari, Arab theologist
  • 1286 John III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1341)
  • 1293 Beatrice of Castile, queen of Portugal (d. 1359)
  • 1495 John of God, Portuguese-born friar and saint (d. 1550). Founder of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God.
  • 1514 Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1562)
  • 1560 Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (d. 1613)
  • 1607 Johann Rist, composer
  • 1659 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)

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1702 Anne Bonny, Kinsale Ireland, Irish pirate (date is approximate)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1712 John Fothergill, English physician (d. 1780)
  • 1714 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of JS Bach
  • 1726 Richard Howe, British admiral (d. 1799)
  • 1743 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer
  • 1746 André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
  • 1748 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic
  • 1778 Friedrich August Kanne, composer
  • 1783 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, German composer, born in Sulza, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1846)
  • 1783 Hannah Hoes Van Buren, NY, wife of pres Martin (1837-41), (d. 1819)

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1787 Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery

  • 1799 Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), (d. 1889)
  • 1804 Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time
  • 1814 Ede Szigligeti, Hungarian dramatist (d. 1878)
  • 1822 Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish inventor (d. 1882)
  • 1825 George William Martin, composer
  • 1827 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (d. 1875)
  • 1830 João de Deus, Portuguese poet (d. 1896)
  • 1836 Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1839 James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
  • 1840 Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor

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1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1843 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer
  • 1847 Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente)
  • 1853 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)
  • 1854 Tom Felix Horan, cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder)
  • 1856 Bramwell Booth, the 2nd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1929)
  • 1856 Tom Roberts, Australian artist (d. 1931)
  • 1859 Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows), born in Edinburgh (d. 1932)
  • 1859 Otto Taubmann, composer
  • 1862 Joseph Lee, helped develop playgrounds
  • 1865 Frederick William Goudy, US, printer/type designer
  • 1872 Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer
  • 1872 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (d. 1918)
  • 1876 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
  • 1879 M Lichnowsky, writer
  • 1879 Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)
  • 1883 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer
  • 1886 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
  • 1886 Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
  • 1888 Stuart Chase, NH, writer/economist (Tragedy of Waste)
  • 1889 Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business)
  • 1890 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher
  • 1892 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
  • 1896 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Louise Beavers, Cin Ohio, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other)
  • 1899 Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
  • 1899 Elmer Keith, Firearms enthusiast and Author (d. 1984)
  • 1902 Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
  • 1902 Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1907 Charles Boost, movie critic
  • 1907 Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (d. 1998)
  • 1909 Anthony Donato, composer

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1909 Claire Trevor, [Wemlinger], actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • 1909 Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • 1910 Bernard Benjamin, statistician, actuary and demographer (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Alan Hovhaness, Somerville Mass, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
  • 1911 Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
  • 1912 Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Jacob B Bakema, urban developer (St Louis Missouri)
  • 1914 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Vivien John, artist
  • 1915 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1916 R W Schnell, writer
  • 1916 John Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer (d. 2004)
  • 1917 A Marja, [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
  • 1918 Alan Hale [MacKahan] Jr, actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
  • 1920 Eileen Herlie, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1920 Eva Dahlbeck, Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
  • 1920 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
  • 1921 Cyd Charisse, [Tula Finklea], Amarillo Tx, dancer/actress (Singing in the Rain)
  • 1921 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
  • 1921 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
  • 1922 H Kipphardt, writer
  • 1922 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), born in Sakaiminato, Tittori (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Ralph Baer, Creator of the first video game console
  • 1923 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
  • 1923 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • 1924 Sean McClory, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1924 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • 1925 Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis, composer
  • 1925 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
  • 1925 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
  • 1927 Jaromir Podesva, composer
  • 1927 Joseph Berg, composer
  • 1927 Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • 1928 Frank Michael Beyer, composer
  • 1928 Judy Johnson, Norfolk Va, singer (Your Show of Shows)
  • 1930 Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1931 John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
  • 1931 Neil Adcock, cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)
  • 1933 Johnny Dollar, singer
  • 1934 Christian Wolff, composer
  • 1934 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
  • 1936 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • 1936 Sue Ane Langdon, Paterson NJ, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie)
  • 1937 Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
  • 1937 Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
  • 1937 Raynoma Gordy, [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)
  • 1937 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
  • 1938 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1939 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
  • 1939 Jim Bouton, Newark NJ, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four)
  • 1939 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • 1939 Mike Lowry, (Rep-D-WA, 1979- )
  • 1939 Robert Tear, Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh Natl Opera 1970)
  • 1939 Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
  • 1940 Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
  • 1940 Susan Clark, Sarnia Ontario, actress (Night Moves, Webster)
  • 1940 Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1941 Ivana Loudova, composer
  • 1941 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, composer
  • 1941 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • 1942 Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Oly-gold-1964)
  • 1942 Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1942 [Dick] Richie Allen, baseball player (AL MVP 1972)
  • 1943 Lynn Redgrave, actress (Georgie Girl)/Weight-Watcher, born in London, England
  • 1944 Carole Bayer Sager, NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)
  • 1944 Buzz Hargrove, Canadian labour leader
  • 1944 Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1944 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1945 Graeme Watson, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
  • 1945 Jim Chapman, Washington, District of Columbia, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997)
  • 1945 Micky Dolenz, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • 1945 Anselm Kiefer, German painter
  • 1946 Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)
  • 1946 Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • 1947 Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1947 Carole Bayer Sager, American composer
  • 1947 Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • 1948 Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
  • 1949 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1951 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
  • 1952 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • 1952 George Felix Allen, American politician
  • 1953 Jim Rice, Anderson, South Carolina, American MLB left fielder (AL MVP 1978)
  • 1953 Kathleen Ann Shower, Brookville Oh, Playmate of the Year (May, 1985)
  • 1953 Bob Brozman, American musician
  • 1953 Don Werner, American baseball player
  • 1954 Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • 1954 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • 1954 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1955 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
  • 1956 John Kapelos, Canadian actor
  • 1956 Laurie Cunningham, English former footballer (d. 1989)
  • 1957 Cynthia Rothrock, Wilmington Del, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory)
  • 1957 Ruth Wysocki, Alhambra California, 800m/1500m runner
  • 1957 Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • 1957 Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • 1957 Clive Burr, East Ham, London, drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), (d. 2013)
  • 1958 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1958 Gary Numan, [Gary Webb], Hammersmith England, vocalist (Replicas)
  • 1958 Nick Capra, American baseball player
  • 1959 Aidan Quinn, actor (Avalon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Mission)
  • 1960 Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
  • 1960 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • 1961 Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1961 Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • 1962 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1962 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963 Gursharan Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)
  • 1963 Kathy Ireland, model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)
  • 1963 Mike Lalor, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1964 Cheryl "Salt" James, singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
  • 1964 Peter Ged Gill, drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes) [or 1/8]
  • 1964 Lance McCullers, American baseball player
  • 1965 Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1965 Fátima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
  • 1966 Elliot Boult, New Zealand golfer, born in Blenheim
  • 1966 Holly Ann Salo, Keani Alaska, Miss Alaska-America (1991)
  • 1966 Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1967 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1967 Joel Johnston, American baseball player
  • 1968 Clare Wood, Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
  • 1968 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1968 Michael Bartels, German race car driver
  • 1968 Ellen Forney, American cartoonist
  • 1968 Shawn Mullins, American musician
  • 1968 Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
  • 1969 Andrea Parker, actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
  • 1970 Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1970 Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970 Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
  • 1970 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1971 Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1971 Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)