Famous People Born in March 1926

About March 1926

How Old? 92 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (Tentacles, Viva Las Vegas, Garrison's Gorillas), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1992)

Person of interestPete Rozelle

Mar 1 Pete Rozelle [Alvin Rozelle], American NFL commissioner (1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Mar 1 Robert Clary [Widerman], French-American actor, published author, artist and lecturer (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 1 Allan Stanley, Timmons, ON, Hall of Fame ice hockey player, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 2 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
  • Mar 3 Lys Assia, Swiss singer
  • Mar 3 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (1982-1993), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

Person of interestRichard DeVos

Mar 4 Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • Mar 4 James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • Mar 4 Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • Mar 4 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 5 Joan Shawlee [Fulton], American actress (Some Like It Hot, Prehistoric Women, Abbott & Costello Show), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1987)

Person of interestAlan Greenspan

Mar 6 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in NYC, New York

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • Mar 6 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), born in Suwalki (d. 2016)

  • Mar 6 Ann Curtis, 400m/800m US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1948), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 6 Elwood H [Bud] Hillis, (Rep-R-IN, 1971- )
  • Mar 6 Jon Nordal, Icelandic composer (Toccata)
  • Mar 6 Miroslav Klega, composer
  • Mar 9 Celso Garrido Lecca, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru
  • Mar 9 Gerrit A. Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa), born in Kedichem, The Netherlands
  • Mar 9 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • Mar 11 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • Mar 11 Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
  • Mar 11 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect

Person of interestRalph Abernathy

Mar 11 Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), born in Linden, Alabama (d. 1990)

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy
  • Mar 11 Thomas Starzl, American surgeon, performed 1st successful liver transplant, born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Mar 12 David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
  • Mar 12 George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
  • Mar 12 Gudrun Ure, Scottish actress (Super Gran, Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer), born in Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • Mar 12 Hildy Park, American actress and writer (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2004)
  • Mar 12 John C[lellon] Holmes, American writer (Horn)
  • Mar 12 Rolv Berger Yttrehus, composer
  • Mar 12 Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
  • Mar 12 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2013)
  • Mar 13 F. H. McClintock, British criminologist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Mar 14 Francois d'Assise Morel, composer
  • Mar 14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • Mar 15 Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. Macon Geeorgia, American composer
  • Mar 15 Norm Van Brocklin, NFL quarterback and coach (LA Rams), hall of famer

  • Mar 15 Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)

Person of interestJerry Lewis

Mar 16 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Mar 16 Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • Mar 17 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • Mar 18 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (Mission Impossible, Airplane!, Stalag 17), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • Mar 18 Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Mar 21 Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)
  • Mar 21 Virginia Weidler, American child actress (Babes on Broadway, All This & Heaven Too), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1968)
  • Mar 22 Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
  • Mar 22 Lawrence Jackson, Provost Emeritus (Blackburn)
  • Mar 23 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), born in Sangiano (d. 2016)
  • Mar 25 Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • Mar 25 Laszlo Papp, Hungarian Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • Mar 27 Louis Blom-Cooper, barrister specialising in public and administrative law and co-editor of The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009, born in London
  • Mar 27 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • Mar 28 Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman & captain), born in Solapur, India (d. 2006)
  • Mar 28 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, born in Madrid (d. 2014)
  • Mar 30 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)
  • Mar 30 Ray McAnally, Irish actor (The Mission, My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian), born in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1989)
  • Mar 30 Werner Torkanowsky, conductor (New Orleans Symph), born in Berlin, Germany

Person of interestIngvar Kamprad

Mar 30 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish eccentric businessman (founder of IKEA) and author (The Testament of a Furniture Dealer), born in Pjätteryd, Sweden (d. 2018)

Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad
Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad
  • Mar 31 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
  • Mar 31 Sydney Chaplin, American actor and son of Charles Chaplin (Adding Machine, Psycho Sisters), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2009)