Famous Birthdays on March 28

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 261

  • 1468 Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1482-90), born in Carignano, Piedmont (d. 1490)
  • 1472 Fra Bartolommeo, Florentine Renaissance painter (The Last Judgement), born in Florence (d. 1517)
  • 1483 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina School of Athens), born in Urbino, (d. 1520) Gregorian calendar date
  • 1515 Teresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint, born in Gotarrendura, Ávila (d. 1582)
  • 1522 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth, born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1557)
  • 1569 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1592-1622), born in Parma, Italy (d. 1622)
  • 1592 John Amos Comenius, Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, born in Margraviate of Moravia, Crown of Bohemia (Nivnice, Czech Republic) (d. 1670)
  • 1599 Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer, born in Brielle, Netherlands (d. 1658)
  • 1613 Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Empress of Manchu (1643-62) (d. 1688)
  • 1615 Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent and diplomat (First Stadtholderless Period of the Dutch Republic), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1678)
  • 1621 Heinrich Schwemmer, German composer, born in Gumpertshausen bei Hallburg, Lower Franconia (d. 1696)
  • 1643 Jose Solana, Spanish composer and organist, born in Sieso, Huesca province (d. 1712)
  • 1652 Samuel Sewall, English-American judge and businessman, born in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England (d. 1730)
  • 1660 Arnold Houbraken, Dutch painter and writer, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1719)
  • 1725 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer, born in Nottingham (d. 1795)
  • 1727 Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bayern (1745-77), born in Munich (d. 1777)
  • 1729 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1800)
  • 1737 Francesco Zannetti, Italian composer, born in Volterra (d. 1788)
  • 1741 Johann Andre, German composer, born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1799)
  • 1750 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1816)
  • 1760 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1846)
  • 1766 Joseph Weigl, Austrian composer and conductor (Emmeline), born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1846)
  • 1770 Sophie Mereau, German writer, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1773 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general and engineer, born in Châteauroux, France (d. 1844)
  • 1779 Angelo Maria Benincori, Italian composer, born in Brescia, Italy (d. 1821)
  • 1793 Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist, born in Guilderland, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1795 Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1876)
  • 1799 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1854)
  • 1806 Ludolph Anne Jan Wilt Sloet van de Beele, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1861-66), born in Voorst, Batavian Republic (d. 1890)
  • 1806 Thomas Hare, English barrister and political reformer, born in England (d. 1891)
  • 1815 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist and poet, born in Bruyères, France (d. 1896)
  • 1817 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, Spanish composer, born Murcia, Spain (d. 1880)
  • 1818 Wade Hampton, American politician, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1902)
  • 1819 Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (London's Metropolitan Board of Works), born in Clay Hill, Enfield, London (d. 1891)
  • 1836 Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer (Pabst Brewing Company), born in Mönchpfiffel-Nikolausrieth, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1840 Emin Pasha, German explorer and governor (Equatoria), born in Oppeln, Silesia (d. 1892)
  • 1849 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (translations of the Avesta, the sacred scripture of Zoroastrianism), born in Château-Salins, France (d. 1894)
  • 1851 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (1915–17, 1925–26), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1944)
  • 1853 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), born in Eningen, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1862 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, English composer, born in London (d. 1915)
  • 1862 Aristide Briand, 11x Prime Minister of France (1909-22) (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), born in Nantes (d. 1932)
  • 1866 Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1902)
  • 1868 Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter and illustrator, born in Solothurn, Switzerland (d. 1961)

Person of interestMaxim Gorky

1868 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1868 Wojciech Gawronski, Polish composer (d. 1910)
  • 1871 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra, NY Philharmonic 1922-30), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1872 Jose Sanjurjo, Spanish general (Morocco) and high director, born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 1936)
  • 1883 William Henry Harris, English composer, born in Fulham, London (d. 1973)
  • 1885 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, French composer, born in Saint-Quentin, France (d. 1931)
  • 1886 Jaroslav Novotny, Czech composer, born in Jičín, Austria-Hungary (d. 1918)
  • 1887 Rudolf Frederik Willem Boskaljon, musician and composer, born in Curacao, Portugal (d. 1969)

  • 1890 Paul Whiteman "The King of Jazz", American orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1967)
  • 1891 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author
  • 1891 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), born in Hatten, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist (Nobel 1938), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)
  • 1893 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (20th Century Fox), born in Skourohorion, Greece (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1985)
  • 1895 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57), born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Sepp Herberger, German football coach and manager (West German National Team), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, Head of Mormon Church, born in Clifton, Idaho (d. 1973)
  • 1899 August A. "Gussie" Busch, Jr., American brewing magnate and American baseball executive, born in St Louis (d. 1989)
  • 1899 Buck Shaw, American football player and coach, born in Mitchellville, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Achille Longo, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1900 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), born in Weston-super-Mare, England (d. 1995)
  • 1900 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), born in Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Flora Robson, British actress (Dominique is Dead), born in South Shields, England (d. 1984)
  • 1902 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, born in Sosnowitz, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1902 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (Beer Barrel Polka), born in Zbraslav, Czech Republic (d. 1988)
  • 1903 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-American pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music), born in Eger, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Marlin Perkins, American TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Joseph Wright Jr., Canadian oarsman (Olympic gold 1928), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1907 Herb Hall, American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Irving Paul Lazar, American talent agent, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Nelson Algren, American novelist (Man with the Golden Arm), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1981)
  • 1910 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1910 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1910 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1911 Myfanwy Piper, British librettist and art critic, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1911 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language, born in Lancaster (d. 1960)
  • 1912 A. Bertram Chandler, Anglo-Australian mariner and sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1984)
  • 1912 Marina Raskova, Russian navigator, born in Moscow (d. 1943)
  • 1914 Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (Closely Observed Trains), born in Brno, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Edmund Muskie, American politician (Sen-D-Me) and US Secretary of State (1980-81), born in Rumford, Maine (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), born in New York (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Dick Norris, Australian entomologist, born in Geraldton, Western Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Jay Livingston, American composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952), born in Auckland (d. 1982)
  • 1915 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, born in Simferopol, Crimea (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Jacob Avshalomov, American composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Tom Brooks, Australian cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire), born in Paddington, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1920 Eugene A. Chappie, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator, born in Stechford, Birmingham (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Dirk Bogarde [Derek van den Bogaerde] British writer and actor (Death in Venice, Servant), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Neville Bonner, the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia, born in Ukerebagh Island, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer, born in Fondi, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Joey Maxim, American boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1924 Frederick "Freddie" Bartholomew, British child actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Peter Baer, artost and printmaker, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Soviet actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye), born in Tat'yanovka, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman & captain), born in Solapur, India (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, born in Madrid (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (Simon and the Oaks), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Jose Luis de Delas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona
  • 1928 Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor (Carter), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician, born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Aubrey Joseph Watson Sr., bishop
  • 1929 Paul England, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1930 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • 1930 Robert Ashley, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer, born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire
  • 1931 Anatoly Lein, Soviet-born American chess Grandmaster (1968), born in Leningrad, USSR (d. 2018)
  • 1932 Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1933 Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, born in Barcelona (d. 1997)
  • 1934 Siegfried Thiele, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany

Person of interestMichael Parkinson

1935 Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster and talkshow host (Parkinson), born in Cudworth, West Riding

  • 1936 Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer, poet, journalist, presidential candidate and Nobel Prize Laureate (Aunt Julia), born in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
  • 1936 Amancio Ortega, Spanish businessman and one of the wealthiest people in the world, (founder of the Inditex fashion group), born in Busdongo de Arbás, Spain
  • 1940 Michael Plumb, American equestrian (Olympic 2 gold/4 silver-1976,84), born in Islip, New York
  • 1940 Kevin Loughery, American NBA star and coach (Balt, Philadelphia), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940 Tony Barber, English-Australian television personality, born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1941 Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941 Charles Ray "Charlie" McCoy, American Grammy-winning session musician and harmonica player (Hee Haw), born in Oak Hill, West Virginia
  • 1941 Jim Turner, American football player, born in Martinez, California
  • 1942 Neil Kinnock, Leader of the British opposition (Labour Party), born in Tredegar, Wales
  • 1942 Samuel Ramey, American operatic bass (La Scala), born in Colby, Kansas
  • 1942 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, born in Zschochau, Saxony, Nazi Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1943 Conchata Ferrell, American actress (Deadly Hero, Susan-LA Law), born in Loudendale, West Virginia
  • 1943 Mike Newell, English director and producer (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck), born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire
  • 1943 Richard Eyre, English film, theatre, television and opera director (National Theatre), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England
  • 1944 Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)

Person of interestRick Barry

1944 Rick Barry, Basketball forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1945 Chuck Portz, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1945 Hans Brunhart, Leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93), born in Balzers, Liechtenstein
  • 1945 Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician, count and engineer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1945 Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines politician, President of the Philippines (2016-), born in Maasin, Leyte
  • 1946 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • 1946 Alejandro Toledo, 63rd President of Peru (2001-06), born in Cabana, Peru
  • 1946 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Bruce Gilbert, English producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1947 John Landecker, American disk jockey, born in Michigan
  • 1948 Dianne Wiest, American actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1948 John Evans, British rock drummer (Jethro Tull), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1948 Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1948 Matthew Corbett, English retired actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • 1949 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady), born in Okolona, Mississippi
  • 1949 Ronnie Ray Smith, American athlete, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Shafiq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1949 Michael W. Young, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017, cicadian rhythms), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951 Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1951 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1995)
  • 1952 Tony Brise, English racing driver, born in Erith, Kent (d. 1975)
  • 1953 Nydia M Velazquez, Puerto Rican politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
  • 1953 Melchior Ndadaye, 1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), born in Nyabihanga, Burundi (d. 1993)
  • 1954 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • 1955 Reba McEntire, American country singer (Can't Even Get the Blues), born in McAlester, Oklahoma
  • 1955 John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician, born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 1956 Asoka De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91), born in Kalutara, Sri Lanka
  • 1956 Evelin Jahl, German discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976), born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • 1956 T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact), born in Chennai, India
  • 1956 April Margera, American TV personality, Bam Margera's mother, born in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Harvey Glance, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phenix City, Alabama
  • 1958 Bart Wayne Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Oran "Juice" Jones, American rocker (Curiosity, Here I Go Again), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler, born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1959 Petra Delhees, Swiss tennis star, born in Aarau, Switzerland
  • 1959 Todd Curtis, American actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960 Chris Barrie, British actor ( Red Dwarf,), born in Hanover, West Germany
  • 1960 José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cape Verde (2001-16), born in Santa Catarina, Cape Verde
  • 1960 Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist (Concerto to the Memory of an Angel), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône
  • 1961 Byron Scott, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1962 Ged Grimes, Scottish rocker (Simple Minds), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1962 Jure Franko, Slovenian-Yugoslav alpine skier, born in Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • 1962 Terry Szopinski, American pro-wrestler (The Warlord), born in Pompano Beach, Florida
  • 1963 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1963 Therese Washtock, 3 day equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1963 Andy Cousin, English rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet & Other Stories), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • 1965 Jeff Beukeboom, Canadian ice hockey player, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Ajax, Canada
  • 1965 Steve Bull, English footballer, born in Tipton, Staffordshire
  • 1966 Salt [Cheryl James], American singer (Salt-n-Pepa), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Jason Garrett, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Nathalie Herreman, French tennis star, born in Sainte-Adresse, France
  • 1966 Serge Djelloul, French hockey defenseman (Team France 1998), born in Sallanches, France
  • 1967 David Lang, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Loma Linda, California
  • 1967 Ed[ward] Grose, Juneau Alaska, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Shawn Boskie, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Hawthorne, Nevada
  • 1968 Chad Biafore, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1968 Max Perlich, American actor (JH Brodie-Homicide), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Nasser Hussain, English cricketer (Essex & England batsman), born in Chennai, India
  • 1968 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 2004)