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, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee (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, British-American educator, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Carmarthen, United Kingdom (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, American 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 (1967068), born in Chiltern, 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, American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma (d. 1992)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Entrepreneur and 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