On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1934

  • Mar 1 Riet [M. J. J.] Roosen-van Pelt, Dutch politician, 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Tilburg, the Netherlands
  • Mar 2 Bernard Rands, composer (Wildtrack), born in Sheffield, England
  • Mar 2 Howard Cassady, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1955, Ohio State; NFL C'ship 1957, Detroit Lions), born in Hendrysburg, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Mar 2 Joyce "Dottie" Rambo (nee Luttrell), American gospel singer and songwriter, born in Madisonville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • Mar 3 Gia Scala, Italian actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • Mar 3 Jane van Lawick-Goodall, British primatologist, anthropologist, and writer (Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe), born in Hampstead, London
  • Mar 4 Barbara McNair, American singer ("Till There Was You") and actress (They Call Me MR. Tibbs), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • Mar 4 John Duffey, American bluegrass guitarist, dobro, and mandolin player (Country Gentlemen), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • Mar 4 Mario Davidovsky, Argentine-American electro-acoustic composer (Synchronisms), born in Médanos, Argentina (d. 2019)
  • Mar 4 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Doubtfire - "Mrs. Sellner"; Liar Liar - "Greta"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Mar 4 Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist, , and author (We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of), born in Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) (d. 2017)
  • Mar 4 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, born in Moscow (d. 2014)
  • Mar 5 James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)

Person of interestDaniel Kahneman

Mar 5 Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist and Nobel laureate (2002), born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Economist and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Economist and Psychologist
Daniel Kahneman
  • Mar 5 Nicholas Smith, English actor (Are You Being Served?), born in Surrey, England (d. 2015)
  • Mar 6 John Noakes, British TV presenter, born in Yorkshire, England (d. 2017)
  • Mar 7 Nari Contractor, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman & captain), born in Godhra, India
  • Mar 7 Willard Scott, American weather forecaster (Today Show), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • Mar 7 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer, born in Corfu
  • Mar 8 Christian Wolff, composer
  • Mar 8 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • Mar 8 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
  • Mar 8 Martí Vergés, Spanish soccer midfielder (12 caps; FC Barcelona), born in Vidreres, Spain (d. 2021)
  • Mar 9 Joyce Van Patten, American actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestYuri Gagarin

Mar 9 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), born in Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1968)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin
  • Mar 10 Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
  • Mar 10 Fou Ts'ong, Chinese-British concert pianist, born in Shanghai, Republic of China (d. 2020)
  • Mar 11 George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
  • Mar 11 Joep Straesser, Dutch composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Mar 11 Keith Speed, British MP
  • Mar 11 Sam Donaldson, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 11 Sydney Burke, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 11-196 on Test debut v NZ 1961), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mar 12 Rudolph Agner, CEO (Consolidated Gold Fields)
  • Mar 13 Barry Hughart, American author of fantasy novels (Bridge of Birds), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Mar 14 Eugene A Cernan, Capt USN, astronaut (Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Mar 14 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Mar 14 Paul Rader, the 15th General of The Salvation Army
  • Mar 15 Danny Apolinar, cabaret performer and theatrical composer-songwriter (Do Your Own Thing), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Mar 15 Wolfgang Hufschmidt, composer
  • Mar 15 Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
  • Mar 16 Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
  • Mar 16 Howard Schnellenberger, American football coach (National C'ship Uni of Miami 1983; Uni of Oklahoma, Uni of Louisville, Florida Atlantic Uni; Baltimore Colts), born in Saint Meinrad, Indiana (d. 2021)
  • Mar 17 Erhard Grosskopf, German avant-garde composer, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 17 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
  • Mar 18 Pavle Despalj, Croatian composer & conductor (Zagreb; Miami; Tokyo), born in Blato, Korčula
  • Mar 18 Roy Chapman, English footballer & manager, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom (d. 1983)
  • Mar 20 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker
  • Mar 20 Marion Conti, arch bishop (Aberdeen England)
  • Mar 20 Willie Brown, American Democratic politician and 41st Mayor of San Francisco (1996-2004), born in Mineola, Texas
  • Mar 20 David Malouf, Australian author
  • Mar 21 Al Freeman Jr, Tx, actor (One Life to Live, My Sweet Charlie), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 21 Lister Carney, Bellaire Oh, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Mar 22 Leslie Turnberg, British medical researcher and academic, President of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Mar 22 Orrin Hatch, American politician (Sen-R-UT, 1977-2019) longest-serving Republican US Senator, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 22 May Britt, Swedish actress (Young Lions), and wife of Sammy Davis Jr, born in Lidingö, Sweden
  • Mar 22 Larry Martyn, English comedy actor (d. 1994)
  • Mar 23 Mark Rydell, American actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • Mar 23 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor, born in Montréal, Québec (d. 2006)
  • Mar 23 Teresa Proccacini, Italian organist and composer (Clown Music), born in Cerignola, Italy

Person of interestGloria Steinem

Mar 25 Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher (Ms Magazine), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem
  • Mar 25 Johnny Burnette, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Train Kept A-Rollin'"; "You're Sixteen"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • Mar 26 Alan Arkin, American actor (Catch-22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 26 Gino Cappelletti, American football running back (AFL All-Star 1961, 63-66; AFL MVP 1964; Boston Patriots), born in Keewatin, Minnesota
  • Mar 27 Arthur Mitchell, African-American choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem), born in New York
  • Mar 27 David Hancock, British civil servant, secretary (British Department of Education & Science), born in Beckenham, Kent (d. 2013)
  • Mar 27 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian politician and writer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • Mar 28 Siegfried Thiele, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • Mar 29 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, German composer, born in Berlin
  • Mar 29 Paul Crouch, American televangelist (Trinity Broadcasting Network), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Mar 29 Mei Baojiu, Chinese opera performer and director (Mei Lanfang Peking Opera), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2016)
  • Mar 30 Lord Tanlaw [Simon Mackay], crossbench member of the House of Lords
  • Mar 30 Lanny Morgan, American West coast jazz and studio alto saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mar 31 Shirley Jones, American Academy Award-winning actress (Elmer Gantry; Oklahoma!), and singer (Partridge Family), born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 31 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)
  • Mar 31 John D. Loudermilk, country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Mar 31 Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)
  • Mar 31 Richard Chamberlain, American actor (Dr Kildare), born in Beverly Hills, California

About March 1934

How Old? 87 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20), Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)