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 pop guitarist and singer (The Buffoons - "Tomorrow Is Another Day; "It's The End")
  • Mar 3 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (BBC, "the Bearded Wonder"), born in Epsom, England (d. 2009)
  • Mar 3 Hans Pieter Verhagen, Dutch poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
  • Mar 3 M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
  • Mar 4 Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jack FisherJack Fisher (84 years old)

Mar 4 American MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

  • Mar 5 Charles Fuller, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (A Soldier's Play; Zooman and the Sign; The Brownsville Raid), and screenwriter (A Soldier's Story; A Gathering of Old Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d.2022) [1]
  • Mar 5 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer, filmmaker, and album cover artist (Joni Mitchell; Captain & Tenille; Fleetwood Mac), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 5 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • Mar 5 Samantha Eggar, English actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • Mar 5 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • Mar 6 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • Mar 6 Cookie Rojas, baseball player
  • Mar 6 David Spielberg, Weslaco Tx, actor (Jessica Novak, The Practice)
  • Mar 6 Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
  • Mar 6 Jerry Naylor, American rock vocalist (Crickets), born in Stephenville, Texas
  • Mar 7 Marion Marlowe, American singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 7 Panajot Pano, Albanian soccer forward (28 caps; Partizani Tirana 210 games; "The little Puskás"), born in Durrës, Albania (d. 2010)
  • Mar 8 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)

Jim BoutonJim Bouton (1939-2019)

Mar 8 American baseball pitcher, 1962-70 and 1978 (New York Yankees and 3 other teams; All-Star, 1969), author ("Ball Four"), and broadcaster, born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Mar 8 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • Mar 8 Lynn Seymour [Berta Lynn Springbett], Canadian-English ballerina (Royal Ballet, 1962-78), choreographer, and director, born in Wainwright, Alberta (d. 2023)
  • 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 9 John Howard Davies, British child actor (Oliver Twist), and television comedy producer and director (Monty Python's Flying Circus; Fawlty Towers; The Good Life), born in Paddington, England (d. 2011)
  • Mar 10 Irina Press, Soviet 80m hurdles runner and pentathlete (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • Mar 10 Len Ashurst, English soccer defender (Sunderland AFC 409 games) and manager (Cardiff City, Sunderland, Newport County), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021)
  • Mar 10 Paolo Signorelli, Italian footballer, 1960-70 (Trevigliese, Pro Patria, Atalanta), born in Bassa, Italy (d. 2018)
  • Mar 11 Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez, American Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Tex-Mex and conjunto accordionist (Texas Tornados), born in San Antonio, Texas [1]
  • Mar 11 Lorraine Hunt, American businesswoman, and former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 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"; "Love Will Keep Us Together"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 14 Bertrand Blier, French novelist and director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 14 Raymond J. Barry, American actor (Steel City), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Mar 14 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer and conductor, born in Athens, Greece
  • Mar 14 William Benjamin Lenoir, American astronaut (STS 5), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • Mar 15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Mar 16 Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
  • Mar 17 Jim Gary, American sculptor known for whimsical monumental art and sculptors of large, colorful dinosaurs made from discarded automobile parts, born in Sebastian, Florida (d. 2006)

Robin Knox-JohnstonRobin Knox-Johnston (84 years old)

Mar 17 British yachtsman who completed the 1st single non-stop circumnavigation of the globe in 1969, born in London, England

  • Mar 17 Shahid Mahmoud, Pakistani cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
  • Mar 18 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • Mar 18 Ron Atkinson, English soccer wing half, manager (Oxford United, Manchester United, Sheffield Wed, Aston Villa), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 19 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • Mar 19 Joe Kapp, American College / Canadian Football HOF quarterback (UC Berkeley; NFL C'ship & Pro Bowl 1969 Minnesota Vikings; CFL Grey Cup 1964 BC Lions; CFL All-Star 1963, 64), born in Santa Fe, New Mexico (d. 2023)
  • 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)

Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney (84 years old)

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

  • Mar 20 Kevin Flynn, Irish rugby union centre (22 caps; Leinster RFC), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2022)
  • Mar 21 Kathleen Widdoes, actress (Without a Trace), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 21 Martha Hudson, Eastman Ga, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Mar 21 Tommy Davis, American baseball utility (3 x MLB All Star; World Series 1963; NL batting champion 1962, 63 LA Dodgers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2022)
  • Mar 23 (Peter) "Pepe" Lienhard, Swiss saxophonist, bandleader and entertainer, born in Lenzburg, Switzerland
  • Mar 23 Bert Berdis, American comedian (Tim Conway Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 23 Boris Tischenko, Russian-Soviet pianist and composer, born in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2010)
  • 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 Colin Webb, British fleet street editor and journalist (Press Association) (d. 2013)
  • Mar 26 Jonathan Tod, British Vice-Admiral (Royal Navy)
  • 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 Bo Winberg, Swedish instrumental rock guitarist (The Spotnicks - "Hava Nagila"; "Amapola"; "Karelia"), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2020)

Cale YarboroughCale Yarborough (84 years old)

Mar 27 American auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84), born in Timmonsville, South Carolina

  • Mar 27 Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell, British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords (d. 2017)
  • Mar 27 Jay Kim, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 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 Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
  • Mar 28 Roy Cicala, American sound engineer (Record Plant Studios (NYC) - Jimi Hendrix; John Lennon; Frank Sinatra), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2014)
  • Mar 29 Hanumant Singh, Indian cricket batsman (14 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 105; Madhya Bharat, Rajasthan, Central Zone) and ICC match referee (9 Tests, 54 ODIs 1995-2002), born in Banswara, India (d. 2006)
  • 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? 84 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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