Birthdays in History on March 29

  • 1519 Carlo Caraffa, Italian cardinal
  • 1553 Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek Renaissance poet (d. 1613 or 1614)
  • 1561 Santorio Sanctorius, Trieste Italy, physician/burned at stake/heretic
  • 1584 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (d. 1648)
  • 1602 John Lightfoot, English theologist/literary (Horae Hebraicae)
  • 1668 Thomas Coram, Founder of the Foundling Hospital (d. 1751)
  • 1713 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
  • 1769 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (d. 1851)

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1790 John Tyler, 10th US President (1841-45), born in Charles City County, Virginia (d. 1862)

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler

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1799 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England (d. 1869)

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley
  • 1813 John Letcher, Gov (Confederacy), (d. 1884)
  • 1816 James Gallant Spears, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)
  • 1816 Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama, born in Chamdo (d. 1837)
  • 1817 Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet
  • 1819 Edwin Drake, drilled 1st productive US oil well
  • 1819 Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/founder (American Hebrew Congregations)
  • 1821 Joshua Thomas Owen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1822 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter
  • 1824 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
  • 1826 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic)
  • 1829 Ritta & Christina Parodi, Siamese twins, born in Sassare, Sardinia (d. 1829)
  • 1829 Robert Emmet Rodes, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1831 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)
  • 1848 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War
  • 1869 Ales Hrdlicka, US, anthropologist/curator (US National Museum)
  • 1869 Edwin Lutyens, architect, London
  • 1873 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1875 Lou Henry Hoover, 1st lady (1929-33)
  • 1876 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian/antifascist
  • 1883 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Micromanometric analysis)
  • 1888 Adrianus M de Jong, Dutch writer (World Tour of Bulletje & Bonestaak)
  • 1888 James E Casey, founder (United Parcel Service)
  • 1890 Harold Spencer Jones, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London, England
  • 1891 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), born in Saint-Dié (d. 1950)
  • 1891 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1980)
  • 1892 Jozsef Mindszenty József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, born in Csehimindszent, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1893 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist, born in Hereford (d. 1932)
  • 1895 Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • 1898 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
  • 1900 John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Frans U Kailas, Finnish poet
  • 1901 Andrija Maurovic, Croatian illustrator (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish writer (Gnome Patjoepelke)
  • 1912 Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (d. 1979)
  • 1913 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH)
  • 1913 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)

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1916 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota (d. 2005)

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • 1916 John Paul, Governor-General (Bahamas)
  • 1917 Arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds)
  • 1918 John Read, CEO (TSB Group)

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1918 Sam Walton, Founder and CEO of Wal-Mart, born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma (d. 1992)

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton
  • 1920 John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Hugh Neill, Lord-Lieutenant (South Yorkshire)
  • 1923 Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer
  • 1925 Roy Beldam, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1989-2000)
  • 1927 Arthur Ravenel Jr, (Rep-R-South Carolina)
  • 1927 John McLaughlin, TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • 1927 John Vane, FRS/pharmacologist
  • 1927 Donald Ross [Lord Ross], Dundee, Scottish judge
  • 1928 Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Sheila Kitzinger, author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset
  • 1929 Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japanese artist and writer
  • 1930 Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford
  • 1931 Evelyn de Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1931 James Weatherhead, moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1931 Lord Tebbit, British CH
  • 1931 Sylvia Law, British town planner
  • 1932 William Charette, Ludington, Michigan, United States Navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet
  • 1934 Paul Crouch, American televangelist
  • 1936 Mogens Camre, Danish politician
  • 1937 Anne Stoddart, diplomat
  • 1937 Billy Carter, American brother of US President Jimmy Carter, born in Plains, Georgia
  • 1937 Smarck Michel, Saint-Marc, Haiti, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-5), (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA)
  • 1939 Roland Arnall, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2008).
  • 1942 Larry Pressler, (Sen-R-SD, 1979- )

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1943 John Major, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1990-97), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • 1944 James Diggle, FBA, classicist
  • 1944 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News)
  • 1944 Nana Akufo-Addo [William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo], Ghanaian politician, President of Ghana (2017-), born in Accra, Gold Coast
  • 1946 Bruce Weber, director (Broken Noses)
  • 1946 Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest
  • 1947 Aleksandr Stepenovich Viktorenko, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3, 8, 14, 20)
  • 1947 Bobby Kimball, [Robert Toteaux], Vinton LA, rocker (Toto-Roseann)
  • 1947 Peter Hinchcliffe, co-founder (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • 1949 Keith Simpson, British politician
  • 1954 Karen Anne Quinlan, NJ, famous comatose patient (right to die case)
  • 1956 Lisa J Allen, TV reporter/lawyer
  • 1959 Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer
  • 1964 Michael A. Jackson, Maryland politician
  • 1965 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (d. 2005)
  • 1965 William Oefelein, American Astronaut
  • 1971 Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • 1972 Michel Ancel, French game designer
  • 1980 Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein, of Jordan
  • 1982 Hideaki Takizawa, Japanese artist