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Famous Birthdays on March 13

  • 1372 Louis I, Duke of Orléans, Brother of Charles VI of France, born in Paris (d. 1407)
  • 1548 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist and apostole vicar, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1614)
  • 1585 Federico Cesi, Italian naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, 1603, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1630)
  • 1599 Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit and Roman Catholic saint, born in Diest, Seventeen Provinces (d. 1621)
  • 1615 Innocent XII [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700), born in Spinazzola, Italy (d. 1700)
  • 1683 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British natural philosopher and freemason, born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1744)
  • 1696 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, French marshal and statesman, 3rd Duke of Richilieu, born in Paris (d. 1788)
  • 1700 James Kent, English composer, born in Winchester (d. 1776)
  • 1700 Michel Blavet, French composer, born in Besançon (d. 1768)
  • 1712 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, born in Türkheim an der Wertach (d. 1771)
  • 1719 John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal, born in Oundle, Northamptonshire (d. 1797)
  • 1720 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer, born in Geneva (d. 1793)
  • 1741 Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1764-90), born in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (d. 1790)
  • 1744 David Allan, Scottish painter, born in Alloa, Scotland (d. 1796)
  • 1746 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, born in Svitavy, Czech Republic (d. 1799)
  • 1763 Guillaume Brune, French marshal, born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (d. 1815)

Charles Grey

1764 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), born in Fallodon, Northumberland, England (d. 1845)

  • 1767 Heinrich Domnich, German hornist and composer, born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1844)
  • 1768 Charles Louis Willem Josef van Keverberg, Dutch civil servant, born in Haelen, Netherlands (d. 1841)
  • 1770 Daniel Lambert, English gaol keep and famous for his unusually large size (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death), born in Blue Boar Lane, Leicester (d. 1809)
  • 1779 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1848)
  • 1781 Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German architect, city planner and painter (Altes Museum, Neue Wache), born in Neuruppin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (d. 1841)
  • 1798 Abigail Fillmore, American 1st lady (1850-53), born in Stillwater, New York (d. 1853)
  • 1811 Camille Marie Stamaty, French pianist, composer, and teacher of were Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Camille Saint-Saëns, born in Département Rome, French Empire (now Rome, Italy) (d. 1870)
  • 1815 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist, born in Milton, Pennsylvania (d. 1911)
  • 1818 Albion Parris Howe, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Standish, Maine (d. 1897)
  • 1820 Louis Hébert, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and civil engineer, born in Iberville Parish, Louisiana (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Moritz von Strachwitz, German poet, born in Peterwitz, Silesia (d. 1847)
  • 1832 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1911)
  • 1850 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, Spanish composer, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1939)
  • 1855 Percival "Percy" Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)
  • 1858 Maximilien Luce, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1859 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), born in Westminster, London (d. 1927)
  • 1860 Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer, born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (d. 1903)
  • 1862 Vasiliy Metallov, Russian composer and musical historian, born in Saratov, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1864 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter, born in Torzhok, Russia (d. 1941)
  • 1870 Albert Meyer, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1929-38), born in Fällanden, Switzerland (d. 1953)
  • 1872 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist and editor of the New York Evening Post, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1873 Barbados Joe Walcott, Barbadian boxer (World Welterweight champion 1901-06; first black to hold title), born in Demerara, British Guyana (d. 1935)
  • 1875 Lizzy Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • 1881 Balthazar Huibrecht Verhagen, Dutch dramatist and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1950)
  • 1883 Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1926)
  • 1884 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1884 Hugh S. Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1941)
  • 1884 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926), born in Świecie, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1886 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1886 John 'Home Run' Baker, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (World Series 1910, 11, 13; AL HR leader 1911–14; AL RBI leader 1912, 13; Philadelphia Athletics), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • 1887 Carlos Isamitt, Chilean composer, born in Rengo, Chile (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Michael Taube, Polish composer, born in Lodz, Poland (1972)
  • 1890 Fritz Busch, German conductor, born in Siegen, Province of Westphalia (d. 1951)
  • 1892 Alec Rowley, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1892 Janet Flanner, American journalist (New Yorker), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1897 William Herald, Australian swimmer (Olympic-1920), born in Glebe, New South Wales (d. 1976)
  • 1898 Josie Sedgwick, American actress (The Best Man, Queen of the Round-Up), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Jan Lechoń [Leszek Józef Serafinowicz], Polish poet, born in Warsaw, Congress Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1899 John Van Vleck, American physicist, mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1904 Henry Iliffe Cozens, English Royal Air Force pilot, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1932)
  • 1907 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) and author, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1986) [O.S. 02-28]
  • 1907 Albert Hughes Williams, historian (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Maria Pia de Braganca, Portuguese journalist and writer who claimed to be the bastard daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal, born in Lisbon (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), born in De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1907 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Jack Holden, English long-distance runner (International Cross Country C'ship gold, individual 1933, 34, 35, 39; Empire Games marathon gold 1950), born in Bilston, England (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, born in Border country in England (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Paul Stewart, American actor (Citizen Kane, Kiss Me Deadly), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2002)
  • 1909 Gilbert Inglefield, British architect and Mayor of London (1967-68) (d. 1991)
  • 1910 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1910 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Jose Ardevol, Cuban composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1981)
  • 1911 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, born in Schaffhausen (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Igor Youskevitch, Russian-Ukrainian ballet dancer, born in Pyriatyn, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1912 James Friell, Scottish political cartoonist (Daily Worker), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)

William J. Casey

1913 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

  • 1913 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), born in Athen, Greeces (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Sergey Mikhalkov, Soviet writer and poet, born in Moscow (d. 2009) [NS]
  • 1913 Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Lightnin' Slim [Otis Hicks], American Louisiana blues electric guitarist, singer, and songwriter ("Nothing But The Devil";"Bad Luck And Trouble"), born near St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1914 Tessie O'Shea, Welsh stage and screen entertainer, born in Cardiff (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Edward O'Hare, American naval aviator of the U.S. Navy, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • 1914 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (Who Has Seen the Wind?), born in Weyburn, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Bob Haggart, American dixieland, swing jazz, and session double bass player, and composer ("What's New?"), born in New York City (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Lindy Boggs [Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs], American political administrator, born in New Roads, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1916 Ina Ray Hutton, American orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Jacque Fresco, American industrial designer and founder of the Venus Project, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1917 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author
  • 1918 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • 1919 Faye Glenn Abdellah, American pioneer in nursing research and US government official (health services), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1920 Frans van der Elst, Belgian attorney and MP (Volksunie), born in Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Ralph J Roberts, American businessman and founder of Comcast, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1921 Al Jaffee, American comic strip cartoonist and illustrator (MAD Magazine), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1921 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Carlo Prosperi, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Brun Smith, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests @ 47.40), born in Rangiora, Canterbury (d. 1997)
  • 1923 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1925 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), born in Dinuba, California (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer (Charlie Parker; Stan Getz; Thelonious Monk; Eric Dolphy; Chick Corea), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1926 F. H. McClintock, British criminologist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet, born in Curacao, Costa Rica (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Robert Denning, American interior designer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English television composer (Are You Being Served?, The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin), born in Dukinfield, England (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1929 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer and songwriter (For Loving You), born in West Plains, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1929 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1930 (Richard Allen) "Blue" Mitchell, American jazz trumpeter (Horace Silver Quintet; Riverside; Blue Note), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1979)
  • 1930 Doug Harvey, American National League umpire (Baseball Hall of Fame 2010), born in South Gate, California (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Marc Dessauvage, Belgian architect, born in Moorslede, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1931 Rosalind Elias, American mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1931 Wolfgang Kohlhaase, German actor, director and writer (Solo Sunday), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1933 Frank H. Murkowski, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1981-2002; Governor of Alaska, 2002-06), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1933 Mike Stoller, American composer (Lieber & Stoller-Hound Dog, Charlie Brown), born in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York
  • 1933 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), born in Florence County, South Carolina (d. 1991)
  • 1934 Barry Hughart, American author of fantasy novels (Bridge of Birds), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1935 Don Nute, American actor, born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1935 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Leslie Parrish, American actress and activist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Michael Walzer, American political theorist, born in New York
  • 1935 David Nobbs, English comedic writer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Petts Wood, Kent (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia, Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from American Samoa, born in Fagasá, Pago Pago
  • 1937 Terence "Terry" Cox, British drummer (Pentangle; Duffy's Nucleus; Humblebums; Charles Aznavour), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1938 Hans-Joachim Hespos, German composer, born in Emden, Germany
  • 1938 Jean-Claude Risset, French composer, born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Joe Bellino, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1960, Navy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1938 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer ("Piece Of My Heart"), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2002)
  • 1938 Julian Bahula, South African British based jazz and world music drummer, composer and bandleader, born in Eersterust, Pretoria
  • 1939 Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter ("Breaking Up is Hard to Do"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940 Candi [Canzetta Maria] Staton, American gospel singer ("Young Hearts Run Free"), born in Hanceville, Alabama
  • 1941 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer, born in al-Birwa, Galilee (d. 2008)
  • 1942 Dave Cutler, American software engineer, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1942 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • 1942 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), born in Stockport, England (d. 2018)
  • 1943 André Téchiné, French director and screenwriter (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous), born in Valence-d'Agen, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
  • 1945 Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician, born in Stalino, USSR
  • 1946 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1946 Yann Arthus-Bertrand, French director and environmentalist, born in Paris, France
  • 1947 Lesley Collier, English ballet dancer, born in Orpington, England
  • 1947 Tomas Hinojosa, jockey
  • 1947 Beat Richner, Swiss physician (founder of children's hospitals in Cambodia) and cellist, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1948 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • 1949 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver, born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan (d. 1974)
  • 1949 Julia Migenes, American soprano, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Bernard Julien, West Indian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 50 wickets, 2 x 100s), born in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1950 Joe Bugner, Hungarian-British-Australian boxer (European Champ 1971), born in Szőreg, Hungary
  • 1950 Steve Hill, country vocalist (A Winning Hand)
  • 1950 William H. Macy, American actor (Homicide, Water Engine), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1950 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1951 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Wolfgang Rihm, German composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1953 Andy Bean, American golfer (11 PGA Tour titles), born in LaFayette, Georgia
  • 1953 Deborah Raffin, actress (Ransom, Demon, 40 Carats), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Robin Duke, Canadian actress and comedienne (SNL, SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955 Glenne Headly, actress (Dick Tracy, Making Mr Right), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1955 Olga Rukavishnikova, Soviet pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980), born in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk
  • 1955 Patricia J. Engfer, General manager (Hyatt Regency-Orlando), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1955 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager, born in Nettuno, Rome
  • 1955 John Hackett, British rock, classical, and new age flautist, born in Pimlico, London, England
  • 1956 Dana Delany, American actress (Colleen McMurphy-China Beach, Exit to Eden), born in NYC, New York

Jamie Dimon

1956 Jamie Dimon, American business executive and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, born in NYC, New York

  • 1957 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1957 John Hoeven, American politician, governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 1958 Rick Lazio, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Amityville, New York
  • 1959 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • 1959 Ronnie Rogers, British guitarist (T'Pau-Heart & Soul), born in Shrewsbury, England
  • 1959 Kathy Hilton, American socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nikki Hilton and Paris Hilton, born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Greg Norton, American rock bassist (Hüsker Dü; Porcupine), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • 1959 Melvin Taylor, American electric blues guitarist, born in Jackson, Mississippi

Adam Clayton

1960 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2 -"I Will Follow"), born in Chinnor, England

  • 1960 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist, born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  • 1960 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2005)
  • 1961 Cor Lems, Dutch soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90), born in Rotterdam, Netherlansds
  • 1962 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), film score composer (When The Levees Broke; Harriet), and educator, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1963 Mariano Duncan, infielder (NY Yankees), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1963 Vance Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1963 Fito Paez, Argentine singer-songwriter and pianist (La Conquista Del Espacio), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1964 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Akira Nogami, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 1966 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Danish tennis star, born in Ølstykke, Denmark
  • 1967 Satu Huotari, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1967 Andrés Escobar, Colombian soccer defender (murdered in World Cup aftermath), born in Medellín, Colombia (d. 1994)
  • 1968 Christopher Collett, American actor (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Chris Zorich, American NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Tim Story, American film director and producer (The Story Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Michael Arrington, American founder of blog TechCrunch, born in Orange, California
  • 1971 Curtis Conway, American NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, SD Chargers) and broadcaster (Compass Media Networks, Pac-12 Network), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Chen Li-Ling, Chinese tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX), born in Xiangtan, Hunan, China
  • 1971 Ralf Kleinmann, American football player from Germany, born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1971 Robert Samuels, West Indian cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman v NZ 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1971 Ryan Hayden, American athlete, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
  • 1971 Tracy Wells, American actress (Heather-Mr Belvedere), born in Encino, Los Angeles
  • 1971 Annabeth Gish, American actress (Shag, Hiding Out), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico