On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1950

  • Mar 1 Nick Mike-Mayer, American football placekicker (Pro Bowl 1973; Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills), born in Bologna, Italy
  • Mar 1 Riley Odoms, American football tight end (NFL Pro Bowl 1973–75, 78; First-Team All-Pro 1974, 75; Denver Broncos), born in Luling, Texas
  • Mar 2 Karen Carpenter, American pop vocalist and drummer ("We've Only Just Begun"; "Rainy Days And Mondays"; "Top Of The World"), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • Mar 2 Matthew Laurance, actor (Duet)
  • Mar 2 Mitchel Laurance, actor (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)
  • Mar 2 Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
  • Mar 3 Re Styles [Re Styles], American rock vocalist (The Tubes, 1976-79)
  • Mar 3 Tim Kazurinsky, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 4 Emilio Estefan, Cuban-American musician and producer (Miami Sound Machine), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Mar 4 Judy Dickinson, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1985), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Mar 4 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Mar 4 Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter
  • Mar 4 Rick Perry, American politician, Governor of Texas (R) (2000-2015), born in Paint Creek, Texas
  • Mar 5 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • Mar 5 Harvey Jacob Alperin, actor (Cocktail), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 7 Franco Harris, American Hall of Fame NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Mar 7 Mark Pinter, American actor (Behind the Screen, Another World), born in Decorah, Iowa
  • Mar 7 Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • Mar 7 J.R. Richard, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; NL ERA leader 1979; NL strikeout leader 1978, 79; Houston Astros), born in Vienna, Louisiana (d. 2021)
  • Mar 9 Danny Sullivan, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1985, CART C'ship 1988), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Mar 9 Andy North, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1978, 85; ESPN), born in Thorp, Wisconsin
  • Mar 9 Jerry Eubanks, American rock saxophonist and flautist (The Marshall Tucker Band, 1966-96 - "Can't You See"; "I Heard It In A Love Song"), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Mar 10 Ted McKenna, Scottish drummer (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band; Rory Gallagher), born in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, ( d. 2019)
  • Mar 11 Bobby McFerrin, American Grammy Award winner vocalist ("Don't Worry Be Happy"), and classical music conductor, born in New York City, New York
  • Mar 11 Jerry Zucker, American director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 12 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)
  • Mar 12 Willie Duggan, rugby football player
  • Mar 12 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • Mar 12 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • Mar 13 Bernard Julien, West Indian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 50 wickets, 2 x 100s), born in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Mar 13 Joe Bugner, Hungarian-British-Australian boxer (European Champ 1971), born in Szőreg, Hungary
  • Mar 13 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • Mar 13 William H. Macy, American actor (Homicide, Water Engine), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 13 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Mar 14 Michael Ford, son of US President Gerald & Betty Ford
  • Mar 15 Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer (The Olsen Brothers) won 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, born in Odense, Denmark
  • Mar 17 Betty Dukes, American Walmart employee who fought against gender discrimination (2001 Betty Dukes v. Walmart lawsuit), born in Tallulah, Louisiana
  • Mar 17 Michael Been, American musician (The Call), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Mar 18 Brad Dourif, American actor (Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Mar 18 James Conlon, American conductor (Los Angeles opera, 2006-present; Cincinnati May Festival, 1979-2016; Ravinia Festival, 2005-15), born in Queens, New York City
  • Mar 18 John Hartman, American rock drummer (Doobie Brothers, 1970–79 & 1987–92 - "China Grove" ), born in Falls Church, Virginia
  • Mar 18 Richard Kretchmer, English artist and historian
  • Mar 18 Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver

Person of interestWilliam Hurt

Mar 20 William Hurt, American actor (Big Chill; Children of a Lesser God; Broadcast News), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Mar 20 Tom Towles, American actor (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Roger Hodgson, British rock singer-songwriter (Supertramp - "Take The Long Way Home"; "Breakfast In America"), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Mar 21 Elena Firsova, Russian classical omposer (The Scent of Absence; Requiem), born in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
  • Mar 22 Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (BDO World Champion 1982, 89), born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 23 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • Mar 25 Ronald "Ronnie" McDowell, American country singer ("The King Is Gone"), born in Portland, Tennessee
  • Mar 25 Chuck Greenberg, American jazz and new age saxophonist, composer, and producer (Shadowfax), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Mar 25 Robert O'Reilly, American stage and screen actor (Star Trek - "Klingon Chancellor Gowron"), born in New York City
  • Mar 26 Ernest Thomas, American actor (What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 26 Graham Barlow, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)

Person of interestMartin Short

Mar 26 Martin Short, Canadian comedian (SNL; SCTV; 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • Mar 26 Theodore "Teddy" Pendergrass, American singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Kingstree, South Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Mar 26 Tony Papenfuss, American actor (Daryl-Newhart), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 26 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future; Forrest Gump), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 27 Maria Ewing, American opera singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 27 Tony Banks, British progressive rock keyboardist (Genesis - "Supper's Ready"), and film score and classical composer, born in East Hoathly, Sussex, England
  • Mar 27 Petros Efthymiou, Greek politician (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), born in Larissa, Thessaly
  • Mar 28 John Whittaker, New Zealand rugby league utility back (26 Tests; Wellington; Warrington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Mar 29 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, French Guinea (d. 2020)
  • Mar 30 Dave Ball, British guitarist (Procul Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
  • Mar 30 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
  • Mar 30 Rupert Greenall, British rock keyboardist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero")

Person of interestRobbie Coltrane

Mar 30 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Harry Potter films) and comedian, born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
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  • Mar 31 Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner
  • Mar 31 Richard Hughes, American drummer (Johnny Winter Band, 1973-76), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1983)
  • Mar 31 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York

About March 1950

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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