On This Day

Famous Birthdays on March 12 (Part 2)

  • 1957 Marlon D Jackson, singer (Jackson 5 - "Stop! The Love You Save May Be Your Own"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1960 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960 Eldine Baptiste, cricketer (WI all-rounder early 80's)
  • 1960 (Christopher) "Kipp" Lennon, American rock singer-songwriter (Venice), born in Venice, California
  • 1960 Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
  • 1960 Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
  • 1961 Joseph Facal, Quebec politician

Darryl Strawberry

1962 Darryl Strawberry, American MLB right fielder (8-time All Star), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1963 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1963 Julia Campbell, Huntsville Ala, actress (Opportunity Knocks)
  • 1963 Paul Way, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1983, 85), born in Kingsbury, Middlesex
  • 1963 Ian Holloway, English football manager
  • 1963 John Andretti, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series: 2 wins, 37 top tens, 4 poles), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1963 Ricky Yacobi, Indonesian soccer striker (31 caps; Arseto Solo, Matsushita), born in Medan, Indonesia (d. 2020)
  • 1964 Tony Terry, American soul singer and actor (With You), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1965 Fran Harris, American TV personality, sportscaster and former WNBA guard, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Molly Van Nostrand, American former professional tennis player, born in West Islip, New York
  • 1965 Steve Finley, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • 1965 Shawn Gilbert, American former MLB player (New York Mets), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1965 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
  • 1965 Liza Umarova, Chechen singer and actress, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1966 Erich Fischer, American Olympic water polo forward (Olympic-92), born in Dinuba, California
  • 1966 Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1966 John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach
  • 1967 Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
  • 1968 Merton Hanks, NFL safety (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Aaron Eckhart, American actor
  • 1968 Tammy Duckworth, American politician (D) Senator Illinois (2017-), former Lieutenant Colonel, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1969 Graham Coxon, British pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blur - "Country House"), born in Rinteln, West Germany
  • 1969 Muhammad Oliver, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969 Jake Tapper, American journalist
  • 1970 Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Rex Walters, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat)
  • 1970 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1970 Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
  • 1970 Roy Khan [Khantatat], Norwegian symphonic metal singer (Kamelot, 1997-2011; Conception, since 2018), born in Norway
  • 1970 John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
  • 1971 Greg Hansell, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1971 Isaiah Rider, American NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1971 Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
  • 1972 James Maritato, American professional wrestler
  • 1973 Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
  • 1974 Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1975 Herman Li, Cantonese guitarist
  • 1975 Kéllé Bryan, British pop singer (Eternal - "I Wanna Be The Only One"), born in Plaistow, England
  • 1975 Annabel Port, English radio presenter
  • 1976 Simon Young, English music journalist
  • 1976 Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1977 Ben Kenney, American rock guitarist and bassist (The Roots, 2000-03; Incubus, 2003-present), born in Brielle, New Jersey
  • 1977 Ramiro Corrales, American footballer
  • 1978 Cristina Teuscher, 4X200m freestyle (Olymp-gold-96), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1978 Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1978 Casey Mears, American auto racer
  • 1978 Claudio Sanchez, American rock singer, guitarist, and lyricist (Coheed and Cambria), born in Suffern, New York
  • 1978 Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
  • 1978 Masuimi Max, American model
  • 1979 Edwin Villafuerte, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979 Pete Doherty, British singer-songwriter (The Libertines), born in Hexham, Northumberland, England
  • 1979 Nidia Guenard, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 David Williams, American MLB baseball pitcher, 2001-07 (Pittsburgh Pirates, and 2 other teams), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1980 Douglas Murray, Swedish ice-hockey player
  • 1982 Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer
  • 1982 Zach Miner, American baseball player
  • 1984 Shareefa [Faradah Cooper], American R&B singer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1984 Shreya Ghoshal, Indian playback singer, songwriter, composer and music producer, born in Berhampore, West Bengal, India
  • 1984 Jaimie Alexander, American actress (Blindspot), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1985 Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • 1985 Tosh Townend, American skateboarder
  • 1985 Stromae [Paul Van Haver], Belgian rapper and songwriter, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1986 Danny Jones, English singer (McFly), born in Bolton
  • 1987 Chris Seitz, American footballer
  • 1990 Dont'a Hightower, American NFL linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Lewisburg, Tennessee
  • 1990 Marvin Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1991 Lauren Holt, American comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1999 Janja Garnbret, Slovenian competitive climber, born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia