On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1948

  • Mar 1 Burning Spear [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
  • Mar 1 Norman Connors, singer (You Are My Starship)
  • Mar 1 Richard Festinger, American guitarist, pianist, and classical music composer (Between Thought and Thing; Le Pianiste), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Mar 2 Larry Carlton, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Crusaders; Joni Mitchell; Steely Dan), born in Torrance, California
  • Mar 2 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Born on the Wrong Side of Time"), born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Mar 2 Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
  • Mar 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster
  • Mar 3 Reed Hundt, FCC chairman
  • Mar 3 Terence "Snowy" White, British rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy, 1980-82; Roger Waters), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England
  • Mar 4 Chris Squire, British progressive rock bassist, founding and longest serving member of Yes, 1969-2014 ("The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"), born in Kingsbury, London, England (d. 2015)
  • Mar 4 Shakin' Stevens [Michael Barrett], Welsh rock singer ("This Ole House"; "Oh Julie"; "You Drive Me Crazy"), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Mar 4 Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
  • Mar 4 James Ellroy, American writer
  • Mar 4 Tom Grieve, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Leron Lee, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 5 Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • Mar 5 Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • Mar 5 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • Mar 5 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • Mar 5 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 James FCS "Jim" Woude, cartoonist
  • Mar 8 Little Peggy March [Margaret Battavio], American pop vocalist ("I Will Follow Him"), born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 9 Jaime Lyn Bauer, American actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mar 9 Jeffrey Osborne, American soul singer-songwriter ("On the Wings of Love"), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 9 Jimmie Fadden, American singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 9 Emma Bonino, Italian politician, Senator for Rome, born in Bra, Italy
  • Mar 9 Christopher "Chris" Thompson, British singer and guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded By the Light"), born in Ashford, Kent
  • Mar 10 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 10 Ed Grundy, American rocker (Bloodrock)
  • Mar 11 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 11 George Kooymans, Dutch rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Golden Earring - Radar Love"), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Mar 11 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • Mar 11 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 11 Jan Schelhaas, English musician (Caravan, Camel), born in Liverpool
  • Mar 12 Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)
  • Mar 12 James Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Fire And Rain"; "You've Got A Friend"; "Shower The People"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 12 Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)
  • Mar 12 Les Holroyd, British progressive rock musician (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham England
  • Mar 12 Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage
  • Mar 13 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • Mar 14 Billy Crystal, American actor, writer and producer (Soap, City Slickers), born in Long Beach, New York
  • Mar 14 Tom Coburn, American politician (Sen-R-Oklahoma 2005-2015, Rep-R-Oklahoma 1995-2001), born in Casper, Wyoming (d. 2020)
  • Mar 15 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • Mar 15 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • Mar 16 Margaret [Edith] Weis, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • Mar 16 Michael Owen Bruce, American rock musician (Alice Cooper), born in Kansas
  • Mar 17 Fran Byrne, musician (Ace), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 17 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London
  • Mar 17 Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
  • Mar 17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canadian sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • Mar 17 Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker
  • Mar 17 Alex MacDonald, Scottish Footballer and football manager
  • Mar 18 Eknath Solkar, cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder)
  • Mar 18 Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
  • Mar 18 Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
  • Mar 18 Robert "Bobby" Whitlock, American singer, songwriter and musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 19 Vintcent Van der Bijl, Natal cricket bowler (superb 2m of 70's & 80's)

Person of interestBobby Orr

Mar 20 Bobby Orr, Canadian hall of fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Mar 20 John de Lancie, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation - "Q"; Days of Our Lives), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 20 Pamela Sargent, American sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives), born in Ithaca, New York

Person of interestAndrew Lloyd Webber

Mar 22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, British theatrical composer (Jesus Christ Superstar; Phantom of the Opera; Cats), born in London, England

  • Mar 22 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), born in Winchester, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • Mar 22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist (CNN), born in Augsburg, Germany
  • Mar 23 Wasim Bari, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Mar 23 David Olney, American folk singer-songwriter, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2020)
  • Mar 25 Michael Stanley [Gee], American rocker (Michael Stanley Band - "My Town"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • Mar 25 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter (Watchdog), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Mar 26 Kyung-Wha Chung, Korean violinist (Chung Sisters), born in Seoul, Korea
  • Mar 26 Richard Tandy, British rock bassist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • Mar 26 Steven Tyler, American rock vocalist (Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"; "Dude Looks Like A Lady"), born in New York City
  • Mar 28 Dianne Wiest, American Academy, Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe Award-winning stage and screen actress (Bullets Over Broadway; Parenthood; Hannah & Her Sisters), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 28 John Evan, British rock keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Mar 28 Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 28 Matthew Corbett, British actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Mar 29 Bud Cort, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Mar 30 Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, American rock vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Mar 30 Justin Deas, actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 30 Mervyn King, English economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003-13), born in Chesham Bois
  • Mar 30 Nigel Jones, British MP
  • Mar 30 Eddie Jordan, Irish motorsport F1 boss and TV commentator, born in Dublin

Person of interestAl Gore

Mar 31 Al Gore, American politician and environmentalist (Vice President: 1993-2001), born in Washington, D.C.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore
  • Mar 31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • Mar 31 Rhea Perlman, American actress (Zena in Taxi, Carla in Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Thijs van Leer, Dutch rock singer, organist, and flutist (Focus - "Hocus Pocus"; Introspection), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Mar 31 Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist (world champion 100k team road race), born in Mechelen, Flanders

About March 1948

How Old? 73 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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