Birthdays in History on March 5

  • 1133 King Henry II of England (d. 1189)
  • 1324 David II Bruce, King of Scots (1331..71)
  • 1326 Louis I, [the Great], King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)
  • 1512 Gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
  • 1563 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1574 William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
  • 1585 Johann Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)
  • 1637 John van der Heyden, Dutch painter/inventor (fire extinguisher)
  • 1658 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America
  • 1693 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • 1696 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
  • 1703 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
  • 1723 Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
  • 1739 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
  • 1746 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
  • 1748 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • 1750 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • 1794 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • 1794 Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
  • 1814 Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • 1815 John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
  • 1817 Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat
  • 1824 Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • 1824 James Merritt Ives, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • 1825 John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1825 Joseph Albert, German photographer (albertotype)
  • 1836 Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
  • 1840 Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)
  • 1852 Isabella Gregory, Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • 1853 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • 1862 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
  • 1867 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1868 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • 1869 Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich
  • 1870 Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • 1871 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • 1871 Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
  • 1873 Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
  • 1874 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • 1879 Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
  • 1886 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
  • 1889 Frits Slomp, [Frits de Rover], Dutch vicar/resistance fighter
  • 1893 Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization
  • 1897 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)

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1898 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1901 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • 1904 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • 1908 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)

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1910 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Chiayi County, Taiwan (d. 2007)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • 1914 Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • 1918 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89 ), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st African American female bishop (Methodist)
  • 1920 José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
  • 1921 Berkley Bedell, (Rep-D-IA, 1975- )
  • 1922 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • 1931 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1931 Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
  • 1932 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist

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1934 Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist and Nobel laureate, born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Economist and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Economist and Psychologist
Daniel Kahneman
  • 1935 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1936 Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
  • 1937 Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur
  • 1937 Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
  • 1939 Charles Fuller, US writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
  • 1939 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • 1939 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • 1940 Mary Rose Oakar, (Rep)
  • 1942 Michael D[iamond] Resnick, sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)
  • 1942 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain 1982-96), born in Seville
  • 1944 Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1948 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • 1949 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • 1953 Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • 1953 Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)
  • 1955 Penn Jillette, Mass, magician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)
  • 1956 Mark Handley, writer (Nell)
  • 1957 Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1959 Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1962 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962 Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • 1971 Amy Peistrup-Matthews, Arlington Hgts Ill, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995)
  • 1976 Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
  • 1985 Whitney Port, Cast member of The Hills TV series