On This Day

Famous Birthdays on March 1 (Part 2)

  • 1957 Jon Carroll, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957 Johnny Ray, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1988; Silver Slugger Award 1983; Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels), born in Chouteau, Oklahoma
  • 1958 Nik Kershaw, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)
  • 1958 Wayne Phillips, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (27 Tests, 52 dismissals; 48 ODIs), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1958 Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist
  • 1958 Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • 1961 Davis Daniel, country singer, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1961 Mike Rozier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1983, Nebraska; Pro Bowl 1987, 88, Houston Oilers), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1962 Mark Gardner, American baseball pitcher and coach (World Series 2010, 12, 14; SF Giants), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Bill Leen, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • 1962 Russell Coutts, New Zealand yachtsman (Olympic gold Finn Class 1984, America's Cup 5 x winner), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1963 Magnus Svensson, Swedish ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 1994; NHL: Florida Panthers), born in Tranås, Sweden
  • 1963 Maurice Benard, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital)
  • 1963 Robert James Affuso, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1963 Ron Francis, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1991, 92; Pittsburgh Penguins; NHL All-Star 1983, 85, 90, 96) and executive (Carolina Hurricanes; Seattle 2021), born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
  • 1963 Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)

  • 1963 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • 1964 Jennifer McCarters, Sevierville Tn, singer (McCarters-The Gift)
  • 1964 Paul Le Guen, French soccer midfielder (17 caps; PSG) and manager (Rennes, Lyon, Rangers, PSG, Le Havre), born in Pencran, France
  • 1964 Clinton Gregory, Martinsville, Virginia, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (Play, Ruby, Play)
  • 1965 Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey (2004 Kentucky Derby & Preakness on Smarty Jones), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Booker T [Robert Booker Tio Huffman], American pro wrestler (WCW Heavyweight Champion 2000–01; WWF Heavyweight Champion 2006–07), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
  • 1966 Paul Hollywood, English baker and TV judge (The Great British Bake Off), born in Wallasey, England
  • 1967 Aron Winter, Dutch soccer midfielder and coach (84 caps; Ajax, Lazio, Inter), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1967 George Eads, American actor (CSI), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1968 Salil Ankola, Indian cricket pace bowler (1 Test; 20 ODIs), born in Solapur, Maharashtra, India
  • 1969 Vincenzo Esposito, Italian basketball guard and coach (2× Italian League MVP 1999, 2000; 3× Italian League Top Scorer 1999–2001; NBA: Toronto Raptors), born in Caserta, Campania, Italy
  • 1969 Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • 1969 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
  • 1970 Yolanda Griffith, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame center (Olympic gold 2000, 04; WNBA Finals MVP 2005, Sacramento Monarchs; 8 × WNBA All-Star), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Allen Johnson, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 2001, 03), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Zahoor Elahi, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 14 ODIs), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1971 Tyler Hamilton, American road cyclist (only American to win one of the five Monuments of cycling; Liège–Bastogne–Liège 2003), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer (Lineal & WBC light flyweight titles 1999-2002), born in Jeongeup, Jeollabukdo, South Korea (d. 2008)
  • 1973 Chris Webber, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1997, 2000–2003; Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings) and broadcaster (NBA Gametime Live; TNT), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1973 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • 1973 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings)
  • 1974 Mark-Paul Gosselaar, actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)
  • 1974 Stephen Davis, American football running back (NFL Pro Bowl 1999, 2000, 03; Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 1976 Dave Malkoff, American TV News Reporter
  • 1976 Travis Kvapil, American auto racer (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion 2003), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • 1977 Rod White, American archer (Olympic gold team 1996), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Rens Blom, Dutch athlete (World C'ships gold pole vault 2005), born in Munstergeleen, Netherlands
  • 1977 Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel

Person of interestJensen Ackles

1978 Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days of our Lives, Supernatural), born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1978 Donovan Patton, Guamanian television star
  • 1978 Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress
  • 1978 Ken Harvey, American baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 2004; KC Royals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Mikkel Kessler, Danish boxer (WBA super-middleweight title x 3; WBC title x 2; IBA title 2002), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1980 Rose VBL Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
  • 1980 Shahid Afridi, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (27 Tests, 5 x 100s; 398 ODIs, record 100 in 37 balls in 1st ODI innings; 99 T20I), born in Khyber, Pakistan
  • 1980 Djimi Traoré, Malian soccer defender (6 caps; Liverpool, Monaco), born in Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • 1980 Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (22 Tests, 99 wickets; 31 ODIs), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1981 Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
  • 1981 Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • 1981 Will Power, Australian auto racer (Indianapolis 500 2018), born in Toowoomba, Queensland
  • 1983 Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian soccer winger (3 caps; Internacional, CSKA Moscow), born in Pelotas, Brazil
  • 1983 Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1983 Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress (12 Years a Slave), born in Mexico City
  • 1983 Melaine Walker O.D, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 2008; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1984 Naima Mora, American model
  • 1985 Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
  • 1986 Jonathan Spector, American soccer defender (36 caps; West Ham United, Birmingham City), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1987 Sammie Bush, Boyton Beach Florida, American R&B singer ("I Like It")

Person of interestKesha

1987 Kesha [Rose Sebert], American pop singer (Tik Tok), born in Los Angeles, California

Singer-Songwriter Kesha
Singer-Songwriter
Kesha
  • 1988 Katija Pevec, American actress
  • 1988 Yang Hyeon-jong, South Korean baseball pitcher (Korean Series 2009, 2017 [MVP]; KBO MVP 2017; KIA Tigers), born in Gwangju, South Korea
  • 1988 Trevor Cahill, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2010; Oakland Athletics), born in Oceanside, California
  • 1989 Sonya Kitchell, American singer
  • 1989 Carlos Vela, Mexican soccer winger (72 caps; Real Sociedad, Los Angeles FC), born in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • 1990 Harry Eden, English actor, born in Old Harlow, Essex
  • 1993 Michael Conforto, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 2017; New York Mets), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestJustin Bieber

1994 Justin Bieber, Canadian singer and musician (Baby, Sorry, What Do You Mean?), born in London, Ontario

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • 1994 Tyreek Hill, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 2020; Pro Bowl 2016–19; KC Chiefs), born in Lauderhill, Florida
  • 1996 Ye Shiwen, Chinese swimmer (Olympic gold 400m [WR 4:28.43] & 200m individual medley 2012; World C'ships gold 200m medley 2011, 19), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China