Birthdays in History on March 22

  • 841 Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (d. 885)
  • 1212 Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
  • 1366 Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (d. 1399)
  • 1459 Maximilian I of Habsburg, German Emperor/archduke of Austria
  • 1503 Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (d. 1583)
  • 1599 Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish painter (Charles I of England), born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1609 Jan II Kazimierz, cardinal/King of Poland (1648-68)
  • 1609 John II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland (1648-68)
  • 1663 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)
  • 1712 Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)
  • 1720 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799)
  • 1728 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, born in Ústí nad Labem, Bohemia (d. 1779)
  • 1759 Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)
  • 1767 Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance
  • 1771 Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
  • 1797 Kaiser Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
  • 1799 F W A Argelander, Memel E Prussia, cataloguer of 324,188 stars
  • 1803 Anthonie Waldrop, Dutch painter/lithographer
  • 1812 Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)
  • 1813 Gabriel René Paul, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1886)
  • 1814 Thomas Crawford, US sculptor (Babes in the Wood)
  • 1817 Braxton Bragg, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • 1818 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • 1819 William Wirt Adams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • 1822 Ahmed Djevdet Pasha, Turkish minister of Education/Justice
  • 1822 Isaac D Fransen van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866)
  • 1822 Seth Williams, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Augusta, Maine (d. 1866)
  • 1824 William Henry Chase Whiting, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1834 Francis Asbury Shoup, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Randolph Caldecott, England, illustrator (Caldecott Medal namesake)
  • 1852 Theodor Birt, [Beatus Rhenanus], German classical/writer
  • 1857 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Along the Meuse)
  • 1857 Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th President of France (1931-32)
  • 1860 Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • 1867 Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam's pitchman

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1868 Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923), born in Morrison, Illinois (d. 1953)

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1869 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), born in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines (d. 1964)

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1874 Ellen Glasgow, novelist
  • 1885 Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi (d. 1969)
  • 1896 Giulia D De Albertis, writer
  • 1896 He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
  • 1901 Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • 1902 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
  • 1903 James S Russell, US pilot/admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean)
  • 1903 Jochen Klepper, writer
  • 1905 Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director
  • 1905 Phyllis McGinley, poet
  • 1905 Ruth Page, US choreographer/ballet leader (Diaghilev, Pygmalion)
  • 1907 James Gavin, US, 82nd Airborne Div General (Sicily/Normandy)
  • 1907 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
  • 1908 Maurice Stans, American politician, Secretary of Commerce and Watergate figure, born in Shakopee, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, born in Langenbeutingen (d. 2000)
  • 1908 Louis D L'Amour, author (Hondo, Jubal Sackett), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • 1908 Maurice H Stans, Shakope Minn, Secretary of Commerce (1969-72)
  • 1909 Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
  • 1910 Nicholas Monsarrat, English novelist (The Cruel Sea), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1979)
  • 1912 Henri Rousselot, admiral
  • 1912 Lord Alport [Cuthbert Alport], politician, cabinet minister, and life peer
  • 1913 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
  • 1914 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist
  • 1914 Masao Maruyama, social scientist
  • 1915 Forest Sagendorf, cartoonist
  • 1917 Charles Pick, British publisher (William Heinemann), (d. 2000)
  • 1918 Cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64)
  • 1918 Harry Kay, vice-chancellor (Exeter U)
  • 1921 Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Netherland, foreign minister (KVP)
  • 1923 Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant
  • 1923 Cor N van Dis Jr, Dutch MP (SGP, 1971-94)
  • 1923 Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)
  • 1924 Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • 1924 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Colin Spedding, CEO (Council of Science & Technology Institutes)
  • 1926 Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
  • 1926 Lawrence Jackson, Provost Emeritus (Blackburn)
  • 1928 Betty Callaway, figure skating trainer
  • 1928 Bill Archer, (Rep-R-TX, 1971- )
  • 1928 DC Ingman, CEO (British Waterways Board
  • 1928 Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov, soldier/historian
  • 1928 Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
  • 1928 E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
  • 1930 Derek Bok, college president (Harvard)
  • 1930 Lynden O Pindling, PM of Bahamas (1967-92)
  • 1930 Pat Robertson, televangelist (700 club, Presidential candidate-R-1989)
  • 1930 Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator
  • 1931 Igor Hajek, translator/writer
  • 1931 Leslie Thomas, Welsh writer (The Virgin Soldiers), born in Newport (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Richard Thomas, admiral
  • 1933 Buddy MacKay, (Rep-D-FL, 1983- )
  • 1933 Abolhassan Banisadr, former President of Iran
  • 1934 Leslie Turnberg, president (Royal College of Physicians)
  • 1934 Orrin Hatch, politician (Sen-R-UT, 1977- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Sheila Cameron, QC, Vicar-General (Province of Canterbury)
  • 1936 Philip Ely, president (British Law Society)
  • 1936 Ron Carey, American labor leader (International Brotherhood of Teamsters) born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1940 William Ritchie, vice-chancellor (Lancaster U)
  • 1941 Billy Collins, American poet
  • 1942 Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • 1944 R P Mardling, headmaster (Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield)
  • 1944 T S "Tony" McPhee, rocker (Sad Go Round)
  • 1946 Rudy/Rudolf [von Bittner] Rucker, US, sci-fi author (Wetware)
  • 1947 Patrick Olive, percussionist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • 1947 Priscilla Yates, director (Royal Academy of Dancing)

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1947 James Patterson, American author (Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard), born in Newburgh, New York

  • 1948 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • 1949 D Watson, director (Brighton U)
  • 1950 Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (world champion 1982, 1989), (d. 2012)
  • 1951 Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)
  • 1953 Thomas H Andrews, (Rep-D-Maine)
  • 1955 Valdis Zatlers, 7th President of Latvia
  • 1955 Pete Sessions, American politician
  • 1956 Generosa Ammon, widow of Ted Ammon (d. 2003)
  • 1958 Laurie David, American political activist
  • 1962 Steve Dillion, Comic book artist (Preacher), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1966 Yahya Ayyash, militant
  • 1966 Artis Pabriks, Latvian politician
  • 1972 Pieter Christiaan, Prince of Netherlands