On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1950

  • Mar 1 Nick Mike-Mayer, American football placekicker (NFL Pro Bowl 1973; Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and the 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 vocalist and drummer (We Only Just Begun), 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, rock vocalist (Tubes)
  • 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, Decorah Iowa, actor (Behind the Screen, Another World)
  • Mar 7 Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • 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 10 Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • Mar 11 Bobby McFerrin, American vocalist and conductor (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989), born in New York, 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 Indies cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's), 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
  • 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, WV, actor (Ragtime, Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty)
  • Mar 18 James Conlon, American conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • Mar 18 Richard Kretchmer, English artist and historian
  • Mar 18 Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver

Person of interestWilliam Hurt

Mar 20 William Hurt, actor (Big Chill, Children of a Lesser God), 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, rock vocalist (Supertramp-It's Raining Again)
  • 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 musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
  • Mar 26 Ernest Thomas, American actor (What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 26 Graham Barlow, 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, English musician and rock keyboardist (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • Mar 27 Petros Efthymiou, Greek politician (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), born in Larissa, Thessaly
  • Mar 29 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, Guinea (d. 2020)
  • Mar 30 Dave Ball, English guitarist (Procul Harum), born in Birmingham (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
  • Mar 30 Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder's Edge)
  • Mar 30 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)

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

About March 1950

How Old? 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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