On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Jerry Fisher, American R&B singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in DeKalb, Texas
  • Mar 1 Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • Mar 1 Richard Bowman Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mar 1 Michael Giles, British drummer (King Crimson, Giles, Giles & Fripp), born in Waterlooville, Hampshire
  • Mar 2 John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
  • Mar 2 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Mar 2 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
  • Mar 2 Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
  • Mar 3 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 3 Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, USR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
  • Mar 4 Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Mar 5 Michael "Mike" Resnick, American sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 5 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain 1982-96), born in Seville
  • Mar 6 Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)
  • Mar 6 Charles Tolliver, American jazz trumpeter (Impact), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mar 7 Michael Eisner, American CEO (Walt Disney), born in Mount Kisco, New York

  • Mar 7 Paul Preuss, American sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
  • Mar 7 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), born in International Falls, Minnesota (d. 2007)
  • Mar 7 Tommy F Robinson, (Rep-D-AR, 1985- )
  • Mar 7 U N Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68)
  • Mar 7 Charles R. Boutin, American politician
  • Mar 8 Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Mar 8 Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Mar 8 Richard "Dick" Allen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1972), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 9 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • Mar 9 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • Mar 9 Mark Lindsay, American rock vocalist (Paul Revers & Raiders), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Mar 9 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (The Standells, The Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 11 Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
  • Mar 11 Charles Swan, American actor
  • Mar 12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)

Person of interestRatko Mladić

Mar 12 Ratko Mladić, Bosnian Serb general during the Bosnian War (found guilty of war crimes 2017), born in Božanovići, Croatia

Serbian General Ratko Mladić
Serbian General
Ratko Mladić
  • Mar 12 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
  • Mar 13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Mar 13 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • Mar 13 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), born in Stockport, England (d. 2018)

  • Mar 14 Rita Tushingham, English actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 14 John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
  • Mar 15 Hughie Flint, English rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London
  • Mar 16 Jerry Jeff Walker [Ronald Clyde Crosby], American country music singer and songwriter (Mr Bojangles), born in Oneonta, New York
  • Mar 16 James Soong, Taiwanese politician
  • Mar 16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)

Person of interestJohn Wayne Gacy

Mar 17 John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer who killed 33 young men, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Mar 17 Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)
  • Mar 17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • Mar 18 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 19 David Minge, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • Mar 19 Jeff Neighbour, US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Mar 19 Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
  • Mar 21 Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemeni politician and 1st President of Yemen (1990-2012), born in Bait el-Ahmar, Kingdom of Yemen (d. 2017)
  • Mar 22 Bernd Herzsprung, German actor
  • Mar 22 Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Mar 23 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • Mar 23 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)

Person of interestAretha Franklin

Mar 25 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" (Respect) and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Mar 25 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, American sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • Mar 25 Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Mar 25 Kim Woodburn, English television personality
  • Mar 26 Erica Jong, [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 27 Michael York, British actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 27 Raymond J. McGrath, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Mar 27 Sir John E. Sulston, British molecular biologist, co-recipient of 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (roundworm genome sequencing), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire (d. 2018)
  • Mar 27 Michael Jackson, British writer and journalist, born in Wetherby, Yorkshire (d. 2007)
  • Mar 28 Neil Kinnock, Leader of the British opposition (Labour Party), born in Tredegar, Wales
  • Mar 28 Samuel Ramey, American operatic bass (La Scala), born in Colby, Kansas
  • Mar 28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, born in Zschochau, Saxony, Nazi Germany (d. 1998)
  • Mar 29 Larry Pressler, American politician, United States Senator from South Dakota, born in Humboldt, South Dakota
  • Mar 29 Julie Goodyear, English television actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street), born in Bury, England
  • Mar 29 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), born in Thomasville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Mar 30 George Esson, Chief Constable (Dumfries & Galloway)
  • Mar 30 Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
  • Mar 31 Michael Savage [Michael A Wiener], American talk radio host and commentator, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 31 Ulla Hoffmann, Swedish politician

About March 1942

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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