On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1946

  • Mar 1 Lana Wood, [Svetlana Gurdin], (Diamonds are Forever), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Mar 1 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Blackburn (d. 2001)
  • Mar 1 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 1 Jan Kodeš, Czech tennis player (French Open 1970-71, Wimbledon 1973), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 1 Elvin Bethea, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × All-Pro; Houston Oilers), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Mar 2 Brian J Donnelly, (Rep-D-MA, 1979- )
  • Mar 3 James C Adamson, Lt Col USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43), born in Warsaw, New York
  • Mar 3 John Virgo, British snooker player
  • Mar 4 Haile Gerima, director (Ashes & Embers)
  • Mar 4 Harvey Goldsmith, impresario
  • Mar 4 Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur/multi-millionaire (Hawley-ADT)
  • Mar 4 Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival), born in Denton, Texas
  • Mar 4 Robert Raymond, rocker
  • Mar 5 Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
  • Mar 5 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
  • Mar 5 Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)

  • Mar 5 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)

Person of interestDavid Gilmour

Mar 6 David Gilmour, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • Mar 6 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 6 Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)
  • Mar 6 Tony Klatka, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Mar 6 Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
  • Mar 7 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), born in London, England
  • Mar 7 Peter Wolf [Blankenfeild], American rock singer (J Giels Band-Centerfold, Freeze Frame), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Mar 8 Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (14 Tests, best 7/99 1969), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Mar 8 Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • Mar 8 Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 2019)
  • Mar 9 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6), born in Shubino, Russia
  • Mar 9 Jim Cregan, English rock musician, born in Yeovil, Somerset
  • Mar 10 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
  • Mar 10 Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
  • Mar 10 Mike Hollands, Australian animator
  • Mar 11 Brigitte Fossey, French actress (Man Who Died Twice), born in Tourcoing France

Person of interestLiza Minnelli

Mar 12 Liza Minnelli, American singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • Mar 12 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 12 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author

  • Mar 13 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Mar 14 Jasper Carrott, English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
  • Mar 14 Steve Kanaly, actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas), born in Burbank, California
  • Mar 14 Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2020)
  • Mar 15 Bobby Bond, baseball player (Giants, Yankees, etc)
  • Mar 15 David Wall, English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
  • Mar 15 Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
  • Mar 15 Masaharu Satō, Japanese seiyū
  • Mar 15 Bobby Bonds, American MLB outfielder and coach (father of Barry Bonds), born in Riverside, California (died 2003)
  • Mar 16 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • Mar 17 Harold Brown, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 17 Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
  • Mar 18 Michael Reagan, talk show host, and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan
  • Mar 18 Michel Leclère, French racing driver
  • Mar 19 Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)
  • Mar 19 Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
  • Mar 19 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire (d. 2004)
  • Mar 19 Ruth Pointer, American singer-songwriter (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Excited), born in Oakland, California
  • Mar 20 Ranger Doug, [Douglas Green], Ill, singer (Riders in Sky-Cowboy Way)
  • Mar 21 Ray Dorset, rocker (Cold Blue Excursion)
  • Mar 21 Timothy Dalton, Welsh actor (James Bond), born in Colwyn Bay, Wales
  • Mar 22 Don Chaney, NBA player (Houston Rockets)/coach (Detroit Pistons)
  • Mar 22 Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
  • Mar 22 Rudy/Rudolf [von Bittner] Rucker, American sci-fi author (Wetware)
  • Mar 22 Serge, [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer/guitarist (Saskia & Serge)
  • Mar 23 Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool
  • Mar 24 Lee Oskar [Leviton], Danish rock harmonicist (War - Why Can't We Be Friends?), born in Copenhagen
  • Mar 24 Klaus Dinger, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk), born in Scherfede, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Mar 24 Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (The Bionic Woman) & racer (female land speed record), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Mar 25 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 Cliff Balsam, English footballer
  • Mar 25 Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 25 Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
  • Mar 25 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2010)
  • Mar 26 Johnny Crawford, actor (Mark-The Rifleman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Alain Madelin, French politician
  • Mar 27 Bill Sudakis, American baseball player, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Mar 27 Carl Weintraub, American actor (Harry-Executive Suite)
  • Mar 27 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers), born in Madgeburg, Germany
  • Mar 28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • Mar 28 Alejandro Toledo, 63rd President of Peru (2001-06), born in Cabana, Peru
  • Mar 28 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
  • Mar 29 Bruce Weber, American fashion photographer and director (Broken Noses), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 29 Ronald Farrow, radio producer and priest (d. 1995)
  • Mar 29 Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs), born in Manchester (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Aftab Gul, Pakistani cricket batsman (6 Tests @ 22.75), born in Gujar Khan, Punjab
  • Mar 31 Al Nichol, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Mar 31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York

About March 1946

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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