On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1941

  • Mar 1 Michael Lampton, American astronaut and founder of the optical ray tracing company "Stellar Software", born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 1 Dave Marcis, American auto racer (NASCAR Winston Cup Series 1975 runner-up; 5 career wins, 94 top-fives and 222 top-tens), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Mar 2 David Satcher, Amdniral and 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2001), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Mar 2 John Cornell, Australian screenwriter (Paul Hogan Show; Crocodile Dundee), and director (Crocodile Dundee II), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (d. 2021)
  • Mar 4 John Aprea, American actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Mar 4 John Hancock, American actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 1992)
  • Mar 6 Ann Winterton, British MP
  • Mar 6 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), born in Karyn Kupcinet (d. 1963)
  • Mar 6 Peter Brötzmann, German free jazz saxophonist and clarinet player, born in Remscheid, Germany
  • Mar 8 Ivana Loudová, Czech composer (Vocal Symphony), born in Chlumec nad Cidlinou, Bohemia (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, American pianist & composer
  • Mar 8 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • Mar 9 Ger van Elk, Dutch sculptor, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • Mar 9 Jim Colbert, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Senior Players Championship 1993), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Mar 9 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, born in Mesa, Arizona (d. 1976)
  • Mar 10 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, American composer, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 Piotr Warzecha, Polish composer, born in Bytom, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 10 George Smith, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Mar 13 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer, born in al-Birwa, Galilee (d. 2008)
  • Mar 14 Wolfgang Petersen, German director, screenwriter and producer (Das Boot), born in Emden, Germany
  • Mar 15 Dick Top, Dutch actor and director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • Mar 15 Mike Love, American vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"; "California Girls"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 15 Cecil Turtle, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Tortoise Beats Hare"

Bernardo Bertolucci

Mar 16 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 2018)

  • Mar 16 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Paul Kantner, American rock singer and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane; Jefferson Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2016)
  • Mar 17 Clarence Collins, American doo-wop singer (Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 17 Edward Harper, English composer, born in Taunton, England (d. 2009)
  • Mar 17 Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician

Wilson Pickett

Mar 18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer ("In The Midnight Hour"; "Funky Broadway"), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

  • Mar 18 Wolfgang Bauer, writer
  • Mar 18 John W. Derr, American politician
  • Mar 19 Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
  • Mar 20 Carlos Lopez snr, American jockey
  • Mar 20 Pat Corrales, American baseball player
  • Mar 21 Dirk D Frimout, Belgian cosmonaut
  • Mar 21 Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)
  • Mar 21 John Boylan, American record producer (Pure Prairie League; Commander Cody; Little River Band), born in New York City
  • Mar 22 Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 22 Billy Collins, American poet (Poet Laureate of the United States 2001-2003), born in New York City
  • Mar 23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • Mar 25 Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • Mar 26 Barclay Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NHL All-Star 1970, 71, 73, 74 St. Louis Blues) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1977-83), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • Mar 26 Bob Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (St. Louis Blues 1969-77) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1992), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Mar 26 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist (The God Delusion), born in Nairobi, Kenya Colony
  • Mar 26 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician, born in Lévis, Quebec
  • Mar 27 Charles Pashayan Jr., U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Fresno, California
  • Mar 27 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tulln District, Austria (d. 2006)
  • Mar 27 Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia (2004-14), born in Poltár, Slovak Republic
  • Mar 28 Alf Clausen, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 28 Charles Ray "Charlie" McCoy, American Grammy-winning session musician and harmonica player (Hee Haw), born in Oak Hill, West Virginia
  • Mar 28 Jim Turner, American football player, born in Martinez, California
  • Mar 29 Terence Hill, Italian actor (Super Fuzz; They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • Mar 30 Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Association)
  • Mar 30 Bob Smith, American politician (Senator New Hampshire 1990-2003, Rep New Hampshire 1985-90), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Mar 30 Ron Johnston, English geographer, born in Swindon, England (d. 2020)
  • Mar 30 Sven Hamrin, Swedish road race cycler (Olympic bronze 1964)

About March 1941

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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