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Famous Birthdays on March 14

  • 1623 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1668)
  • 1638 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and religious leader, born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1710)
  • 1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1767)
  • 1692 Pieter Musschenbroek, Dutch mathematician and physician (Leyden jar)
  • 1726 Josef Antonin Stepan, Bohemian composer, born in Kopidlno, Czech Republic (d. 1797)
  • 1727 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German composer, born in Danzig (Gdańsk), Royal Prussia (d. 1756)
  • 1755 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1789)
  • 1782 Thomas Hart Benton, American politician, born in Harts Mill, North Carolina (d. 1858)
  • 1790 Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver, born in Hanau, Germany (d. 1863)
  • 1795 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1856)
  • 1800 James Bogardus, American inventor and builder (made cast-iron buildings), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1804 Johann Strauss the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March), born in Leopoldstadt, Austria (d. 1849)
  • 1807 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, Queen of Sweden and Norway, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1876)
  • 1808 Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1888)
  • 1815 Josephine Lang, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1880)
  • 1816 Montgomery Dent Corse, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1895)

Person of interestVictor Emmanuel II

1820 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1878)

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1821 Jens Worsaae, Danish archaeologist, historian and politician, born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1885)
  • 1822 Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (1843-89), born in Naples, Two Sicilies (d. 1889)
  • 1823 Roswell S. Ripley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Worthington, Ohio (d. 1887)
  • 1823 Théodore de Banville, French writer, born in Moulins, France (d. 1891)
  • 1826 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, born in Buckland, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • 1829 Charles Charlesworth, English boy who died of old age before he was 7 years old, born in Straffordshire, England
  • 1831 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, born in Kalisz, Poland (d. 1896)
  • 1833 John S. Marmaduke, 25th Governor of Missouri and Major General (Confederate Army), born in Saline County, Missouri (d. 1887)
  • 1833 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1st US woman dentist, born in Constable, New York (1866)
  • 1835 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1910)
  • 1835 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, Spanish composer, born in Murcia, Spain (d. 1906)
  • 1837 Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (Expansive classification), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • 1844 Umberto I of Italy, King of Italy (1878-1900), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1900)
  • 1847 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes), born in Muritiba, Brazil (d. 1871)
  • 1853 Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1918)
  • 1854 Paul Ehrlich, German bacteriologist and physician (Chemotherapy, Nobel Prize 1908), Strehlen, Lower Silesia, German Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1915)
  • 1854 Thomas Riley Marshall, 28th Vice President of U.S. (1913-21), born in North Manchester, Indiana (d. 1925)
  • 1854 Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer, born in Bucharest (d. 1920)
  • 1854 John Lane, British publisher (The Bodley Head), born in Devon (d. 1925)

  • 1862 Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian-American physicist and meteorologist, born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1951)
  • 1862 Eva Thatcher, American actress, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1942)
  • 1864 Casey [John] Jones, American railroad engineer who dies trying to save a train (Ballad of Casey Jones), born in Missouri (d. 1900)
  • 1866 Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • 1869 Algernon Blackwood, English novelist (The Willows), born in Shooter's Hill, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • 1873 Johannes Aengenent, Bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • 1874 Anton Philips, Co-Founder of Royal Philips Electronics N.V., born in Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1874 Mary Carr, American actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1875 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, American librarian and author (Thackeray Dictionary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1875 Norman O'Neill, English composer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1934)
  • 1878 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet and writer (Forces of the Future), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1950)

Person of interestAlbert Einstein

1879 Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), born in Ulm, German Empire (d. 1955)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1880 Oscar [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor and director (Pink Kate), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1882 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (Sierpinski triangle), born in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1883 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • 1884 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, born in Noordhorn, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • 1884 Wintter Haynes Watts, American composer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace, born in Chamalières, France (d. 1918)
  • 1886 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), born in Florennes, Namur, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1887 George Creten, Belgian sculptor and painter, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1966)

  • 1887 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1887 Sylvia Beach, American publisher and bookseller (Shakespeare and Company), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1962)
  • 1888 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (d. 1970)
  • 1891 John P Strijbos, Dutch writer (Wandering through South-Africa)
  • 1892 Olive Netta Parsons, co-founder (Collet's Bookshop)
  • 1894 Josef Schelb, German composer, born in Bad Krozingen, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1894 Osa Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1895 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • 1898 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • 1899 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • 1900 Ernest Hill, American jazz double-bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1903 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iran, Kurd leader (KDP)
  • 1903 Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • 1904 Voltaire "Volly" De Faut; American jazz reed player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Jean Goldkette), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1973)
  • 1905 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • 1906 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire; (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher
  • 1908 Nikolay Petrovich Rakov, composer
  • 1908 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; d. 1991)
  • 1909 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)
  • 1911 Pete Piute [Morris Kaufman], American comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Joe Mooney, American jazz and pop accordionist, organist, and vocalist, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1912 Les Brown, American big band leader (His Band of Renown - "Sentimental Journey"), born in Reinerton, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Witold Rudzinski, Polish composer, born in Sebezh, Russia Empire (d. 2004)

  • 1914 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier
  • 1914 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • 1914 Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), born in Acton, Middlesex, England (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Eunice Katunda, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1915 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
  • 1916 Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
  • 1917 Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet
  • 1918 Dennis Patrick, American actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1919 Luther Henderson Jr, American orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
  • 1920 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Great Britain, high jumper (Olympic silver 36, 48)
  • 1920 Hank Ketcham, cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
  • 1921 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • 1921 S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A
  • 1921 Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Colin Fletcher, Welsh author and pioneering backpacker (Walking Through Time), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), born in Mexia, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Diane Arbus [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971) [1]
  • 1925 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • 1925 Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • 1925 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

  • 1926 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 1926 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Bill Rexford, auto racer

Person of interestFrank Borman

1928 Frank Borman, American astronaut (Gemini 7, Apollo 8) and CEO of Eastern Air Lines (1975-86), born in Gary, Indiana

Astronaut Frank Borman
Frank Borman
  • 1929 Bob Goalby, American golfer (US Masters 1968), born in Belleville, Illinois
  • 1930 Dieter Schnebel, German experimental composer (Harley-Davidson, for nine motorbikes and trumpet), born in Lahr, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • 1930 Don Haskins, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Texas El Paso 1961-99; NCAA Tournament 1966), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Phil Phillips [Baptiste], rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)
  • 1932 Naina Yeltsina, Russia's 1st First Lady (1991-99), born in Orenburg Region, Russia, Soviet Union

Person of interestMichael Caine

1933 Michael Caine [Maurice J. Micklewhite], English actor (Alfie), born in London, England

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1933 René Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1934 Eugene A Cernan, Capt USN, astronaut (Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1934 Paul Rader, the 15th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1935 Jo van den Booren, composer
  • 1936 Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer (British Open 1963), born in Carterton, New Zealand
  • 1936 Maryan Synakowski, French soccer defender (16 caps; UA Sedan Torcy 241 games), born in Calonne-Ricouart, France (d. 2021)
  • 1936 Bruce Hood, Canadian National Hockey League referee (1965-84), and author (Calling The Shots), born in Campbellville, Ontario (d. 2018)
  • 1937 Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • 1937 Arturo Chaires, Mexican soccer defender (22 caps; C.D. Guadalajara), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • 1938 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), born in Tokyo (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France

  • 1939 William Benjamin Lenoir, astronaut (STS 5), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1939 Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • 1939 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • 1940 Eleanor Fount, English actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
  • 1940 Bruce Snyder, American college football coach (Utah State, California, Arizona State), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2009)
  • 1941 Wolfgang Petersen, Emden Germany, actor (Shattered, Enemy Mine)
  • 1942 Rita Tushingham, English actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942 John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
  • 1943 Jim Pons, American rock bassist (Turtles: Mothers of Invention), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1944 Clyde Lee, American NBA player, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1944 Peter Paul Zahl, writer
  • 1945 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • 1945 Michael Martin Murphey, American country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945 Walt Parazaider, American rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Jasper Carrott, English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
  • 1946 Steve Kanaly, actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas), born in Burbank, California
  • 1946 Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2020)
  • 1947 Jimmy O'Rourke, rocker
  • 1947 William Jefferson, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • 1947 Pam Ayres, British poet
  • 1947 Jona Lewie [John Lewis], British pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ("You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"; "Stop the Cavalry"), born in Southampton, England
  • 1948 Billy Crystal, American actor, writer and producer (Soap, City Slickers), born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1948 Tom Coburn, American politician (Sen-R-Oklahoma 2005-2015, Rep-R-Oklahoma 1995-2001), born in Casper, Wyoming (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
  • 1949 Roger Powell, American Moog synthesizer and keyboard player (Utopia - Deface The Music; Todd Rundgren), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1949 Peter "Ollie" Halsall, British rock guitarist and vibraphone player (Patto; The Rutles; Kevin Ayers), born in Southport, England (d. 1992)
  • 1950 Michael Ford, son of US President Gerald & Betty Ford
  • 1951 Rigdon "Rick" Dees, American actor, voice artist and radio disc jock (The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1951 Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952 J Fred Muggs, chimpanzee (Today show), born in French Cameroon

Person of interestMartin Dempsey

1952 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
  • 1953 Tim McKee, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1954 Adrian Zmed, American actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)
  • 1955 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42 - "Hot Water")
  • 1955 Helen Atkinson-Wood, British actress and comedian (O.T.T., Blackadder the Third), born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
  • 1956 Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1956 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold. 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1956 Colin Ayre, British football player (Newcastle United), born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1956 Alexey Pajitnov, Russian video game designer and computer engineer (Tetris), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1956 Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • 1957 Andrew Robinson, British author
  • 1957 Tad Williams, American fantasy and science fiction author, born in San Jose, California
  • 1957 Mark Gordon, American politician, Governor of Wyoming (2019-), born in New York City
  • 1958 Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), born in Krakow, Poland (d. 2013)
  • 1958 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)

Person of interestDanny Meyer

1958 Danny Meyer, American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack Danny Meyer
Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack
Danny Meyer
  • 1959 Patrick Dupond, dancer (La Bayadere), born in Paris, France
  • 1959 Tamara Tunie, American actress
  • 1960 George Horvath, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-1980)

Person of interestKirby Puckett

1960 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1961 Gary Dell'Abate, producer (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1961 Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
  • 1961 Russell Todd, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • 1961 Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
  • 1961 Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • 1963 Bruce Reid, Australian cricket fast bowler (27 Tests, 113 wickets @ 24.63; 61 ODIs), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1963 Pedro Duque, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1963 Cyco Mike [Mike Muir], American thrash metal vocalist (Suicidal Tendencies), born in Venice, California
  • 1964 Richard Migliore, jockey
  • 1965 John Stephenson, cricketer (England opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
  • 1965 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1965 Catherine Dent, American actress

Person of interestAamir Khan

1965 Aamir Khan, Indian Bollywood actor, director and talk show host (3 Idiots, Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India

Actor and Director Aamir Khan
Actor and Director
Aamir Khan
  • 1965 Kiana Tom, American fitness guru and model
  • 1965 Kevin Williamson, American screenwriter
  • 1966 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
  • 1966 Tertius Bosch, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1992)
  • 1966 Elise Neal, American actress