On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1939

  • Mar 1 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • Mar 1 Warren Davis, rocker (Monotones)
  • Mar 2 Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 2 Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
  • Mar 3 Hans Pieter Verhagen, Dutch poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
  • Mar 3 M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
  • Mar 4 James Aubrey Turner, scientist
  • Mar 4 Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor

Person of interestJack Fisher

Mar 4 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • Mar 5 Charles Fuller, American writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
  • Mar 5 Samantha Eggar, English actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • Mar 5 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • Mar 5 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • Mar 5 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer, filmmaker, and album cover artist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 6 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • Mar 6 David Spielberg, Weslaco Tx, actor (Jessica Novak, The Practice)
  • Mar 6 Jerry Naylor, American rock vocalist (Crickets), born in Stephenville, Texas
  • Mar 6 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • Mar 6 Cookie Rojas, baseball player
  • Mar 7 Marion Marlowe, American singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 7 Panajot Pano, Albanian football star known as the "The little Puskás", born in Durrës, Albania (d. 2010)
  • Mar 8 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
  • Mar 8 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Mar 8 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • Mar 8 Mike Lowry, American politician (Rep-D-WA, 1979-89, Governor of Washington 1993-97), born in St. John, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Robert Tear, Welsh tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970), born in Barry, Wales
  • Mar 8 Yannis Vlachopoulos, Greek composer
  • Mar 10 Irina Press, Soviet 80m hurdles runner and pentathlete (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • Mar 11 Lorraine Hunt, American businesswoman, and former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Mar 11 Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez, American Tex-Mex accordionist, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mar 12 David Mlinaric, British interior director
  • Mar 12 John Paul Sr, Dutch-American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1978; 24 Hours of Daytona 1982; 12 Hours of Sebring 1982), born in Netherlands (disappeared 2001)
  • Mar 13 Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter ("Breaking Up is Hard to Do"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 14 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 14 William Benjamin Lenoir, astronaut (STS 5), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 14 Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • Mar 14 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • Mar 15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Mar 15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • Mar 16 Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
  • Mar 17 Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
  • Mar 17 Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
  • Mar 17 Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • Mar 18 Travis Pritchett, rocker (Travis & Bob)
  • Mar 18 Ron Atkinson, English soccer wing half, manager (Oxford United, Manchester United, Sheffield Wed, Aston Villa), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 18 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • Mar 19 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • Mar 19 Joe Kapp, NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)
  • Mar 19 Peter Thorburn MNZM, New Zealand rugby union coach (North Harbour, NZ sevens, Bristol RFC, United States), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2021)

Person of interestBrian Mulroney

Mar 20 Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
  • Mar 21 Kathleen Widdoes, actress (Without a Trace), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 21 Martha Hudson, Eastman Ga, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Mar 23 Bert Berdis, American comedian (Tim Conway Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 23 Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
  • Mar 23 Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
  • Mar 24 [Lilian] Lynda Baron, British actress, comedian, and singer (Open All Hours - "Nurse Gladys"; Come Inside - "Auntie Mabel"), born Urmston, Lancashire, England
  • Mar 25 Toni Cade Bambara, American director, writer and academic (The Salt Easters), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Jonathan Tod, British Vice-Admiral (Royal Navy)
  • Mar 26 Colin Webb, British fleet street editor and journalist (Press Association) (d. 2013)
  • Mar 26 Phillip R. Allen, American stage and screen actor (Hardy Boys Mysteries - "Harry"; Star Trek III - "Captain Esteban"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Mar 26 Stuart Sutherland, British psychologist, educator (Sussex University), and writer (Breakdown) (d. 1998)
  • Mar 27 Cale Yarborough, American auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84), born in Timmonsville, South Carolina
  • Mar 27 Jay Kim, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Mar 27 Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell, British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords (d. 2017)
  • Mar 27 Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
  • Mar 27 Maurice Petty, American auto racing crew chief, engine builder and team owner (Petty Enterprises, International Motorsports & NASCAR Hall of Fame), born in Level Cross, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • Mar 27 Bo Winberg, Swedish instrumental rock guitarist (The Spotnicks - "Hava Nagila"; "Amapola"; "Karelia"), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Mar 29 Hanumant Singh, Indian cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut), born in Banswara, India
  • Mar 29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, born in Paris (d. 2008).
  • Mar 30 Robert Herbin, French soccer defender (23 caps; Saint-Étienne) and manager (Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Strasbourg), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)
  • Mar 31 Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)

About March 1939

How Old? 82 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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