On This Day

Famous Birthdays on March 1 (Part 2)

  • 1955 Jimmy Fortune, American country singer (Statler Brothers - Class of '57), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1955 Denis Mukwege, Congolese gynecologist, founded Panzi Hospital (Noble Peace Prize 2018), born in Bukavu, Belgian Congo
  • 1956 Timothy Daly, American actor (Joe-Wings, Diner, Made in Heaven), born in Sufferin, New York
  • 1956 Jan Van der Roost, Belgian composer (Chemical Suite for Trombone Quartet), born in Duffel, Belgium
  • 1957 Jon Carroll, American pop 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, British new wave singer/songwriter (Wouldn't It Be Good), born in Bristol, England
  • 1958 Wayne Phillips, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (27 Tests, 52 dismissals; 48 ODIs), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1958 Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1958 Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • 1958 Dave Flippo, American jazz pianist, composer, vocalist, teacher and bandleader, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana
  • 1961 Davis Daniel, American 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, American rocker (Gin Blossoms - "Allison Road")
  • 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, American 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 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
  • 1971 Ma Dong-seok [Don Lee], South Korean American actor (Train to Busan), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 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
  • 1974 Joachim Trier, Danish born Norwegian film director (The Worst Person in the World), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 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

Jensen Ackles

1978 Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days Of Our Lives: Supernatural), born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1978 Donovan Patton, American television actor (Blue's Clues), born in Naval Air Station Agana, Guam
  • 1978 Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress (General Hospital, 2001-06), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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, American R&B singer ("I Like It"), born in Boyton Beach, Florida

Kesha

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

  • 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

Justin Bieber

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

  • 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