Birthdays in History on March 28

  • 1468 Charles I, Duke of Savoy
  • 1472 Fra Bartolomeo/Fra Bartolommeo, monk, Florentine Renaissance painter (d. 1517)
  • 1483 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina School of Athens), born in Urbino, (d. 1520) Gregorian calendar date
  • 1515 Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint
  • 1522 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (d. 1557)
  • 1569 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1622)
  • 1592 Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius], Moravia, Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer
  • 1599 Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer (d. 1658)
  • 1613 Xiaozhuangwen Grand Empress Dowager, Empress of Manchu (d. 1688)
  • 1615 Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent/diplomat
  • 1652 Samuel Sewall, American magistrate (d. 1730)
  • 1660 Arnold Houbraken, Dutch schilder/writer
  • 1725 Andrew Kippis, English clergyman and biographer (d. 1795)
  • 1727 Maximilian III Jozef, Elector of Bayern (1745-77)
  • 1729 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art seller (Atlas of Fouquet)
  • 1750 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter, born in Caracas
  • 1760 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation)
  • 1770 Sophie Mereau, German writer, born in Altenburg (d. 1806)
  • 1773 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)
  • 1793 Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist (d. 1864)
  • 1795 Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian (d. 1876)
  • 1799 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow)
  • 1806 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1861-66)
  • 1806 Thomas Hare, English barrister (d. 1891)
  • 1815 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)
  • 1818 Wade Hampton, SC, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1819 Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (d. 1891)
  • 1836 Frederick Pabst, American brewer (d. 1904)
  • 1840 Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer/governor (Equatoria)
  • 1842 William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908)
  • 1849 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)
  • 1851 Bernardino Machado, Portuguese politician (d. 1944)
  • 1853 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms)
  • 1862 Aristide Briand, 11x Prime Minister of France (1909-22) (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), born in Nantes (d. 1932)
  • 1868 Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter

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1868 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1872 Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general (Morocco)
  • 1891 Karel MJF Cruysberghs, Flemish author
  • 1891 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag)
  • 1892 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)
  • 1893 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1895 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Sepp Herberger, German football coach (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Harold B. Lee, American religious leader (d. 1973)
  • 1907 "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Nelson Algren, US, novelist (Man with the Golden Arm)
  • 1910 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark
  • 1910 Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American Librarian (d. 2001)
  • 1911 Myfanwy Piper, librettist
  • 1911 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
  • 1912 A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, UK, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space)
  • 1912 Marina Raskova, Russian navigator (d. 1943)
  • 1914 Bohumil Hrabal, writer
  • 1914 Edmund Muskie, American politician (Sen-D-Me) and US Secretary of State (1980-81), born in Rumford, Maine (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Gene Chappie, (Rep-R-CA, 1981-86)
  • 1920 Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator
  • 1922 Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Gerhart Fritsch, writer
  • 1924 Peter Baer, artost/printmaker
  • 1926 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba
  • 1927 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor (Carter), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1928 Alexander Grothendieck, German mathematician
  • 1929 Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop
  • 1930 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1930 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • 1932 Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu)
  • 1936 Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/presidential candidate
  • 1941 Charlie McCoy, Oak Hill WV, harmonica player (Hee Haw)
  • 1942 Neil Kinnock, Tredegar, Wales, leader of the British opposition (Labour Party)
  • 1942 Samuel Ramey, Colby Kansas, American operatic bass (La Scala)
  • 1942 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
  • 1942 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)
  • 1943 Mike Newell, director (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck)
  • 1943 Richard Eyre, British director (National Theatre)
  • 1945 Hans Brunhart, leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93)
  • 1945 Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician
  • 1945 Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines politician, President of the Philippines (2016-), born in Maasin
  • 1946 Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru
  • 1946 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Bruce Gilbert, producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond)
  • 1947 John Landecker, American disk jockey
  • 1948 Gerry House, American radio personality
  • 1951 Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina
  • 1953 Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )
  • 1953 Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian politician (d. 1993)
  • 1954 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • 1955 John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician
  • 1956 April Margera, Bam Margera's mother
  • 1960 José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician
  • 1960 Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist
  • 1962 Jure Franko, Slovenian skier
  • 1963 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr
  • 1968 Iris Chang, American author (d. 2004)
  • 1970 Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • 1974 Mark King, English snooker player
  • 1974 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
  • 1977 Lauren Weisberger, American novelist
  • 1986 Robert Bowdrie "Bowe" Bergdahl, American soldier held captive in Afghanistan, born in Sun Valley, Idaho