Famous Birthdays on March 29

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  • 1484 Johann Spangenberg, German theologist and composer, born in Hardegsen, Germany (d. 1550)
  • 1517 Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1561)
  • 1553 Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek Renaissance poet, born in Trapezonda, Sitia, Kingdom of Candia (d. 1613 or 1614)
  • 1561 Santorio Sanctorius, Venetian physiologist and physician (invented thermometer), born in Venice (d. 1636)
  • 1584 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general, born in Yorkshire (d. 1648)
  • 1602 John Lightfoot, English theologist and literary (Horae Hebraicae), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Strafordshire, England (d. 1675)
  • 1616 Johann Erasmus Kindermann, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1655)
  • 1668 Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (Founder of the Foundling Hospital), born in Lyme Regis, Dorset (d. 1751)
  • 1713 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
  • 1725 Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, Swiss composer, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1765)
  • 1752 Edward Jones, Welsh harpist and composer, born in Llandderfel, Wales (d. 1824)
  • 1769 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal, 10th Prime Minister of France, born in Saint-Amans-la-Bastide, France (d. 1851)

Person of interestJohn Tyler

1790 John Tyler, 10th US President (1841-45), born in Charles City County, Virginia (d. 1862)

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler

Person of interestEdward Smith-Stanley

1799 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England (d. 1869)

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley
  • 1813 John Letcher, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, born in Lexington, Virginia (d. 1884)
  • 1816 James Gallant Spears, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee (d. 1869)

  • 1816 Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama, born in Chamdo (d. 1837)
  • 1817 Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov, Russian historian and poet, born in Novo-Aksakovo, Russia (d. 1860)
  • 1819 Edwin Drake, American businessman who drilled 1st productive US oil well, born in Greenville, New York (d. 1881)
  • 1819 Isaac Mayer Wise, American rabbi and founder (American Hebrew Congregations), born in Steingrub, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (d. 1900)
  • 1821 Joshua Thomas Owen, British-American educator, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Carmarthen, United Kingdom (d. 1887)
  • 1822 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter (landscape paintings), born in Namen, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • 1824 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1899)
  • 1826 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German socialist (Social Democratic Party), born in Giessen, Germany (d. 1900)
  • 1829 Ritta & Christina Parodi, Siamese twins, born in Sassare, Sardinia (d. 1829)
  • 1829 Robert Emmet Rodes, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1831 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)
  • 1848 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general and minister of War, born in Sheshurino, Russia (d. 1925)

Person of interestCy Young

1867 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1869 Aleš Hrdlička, Austro-Hungarian anthropologist and curator (US National Museum), born in Humpolec, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1869 Edwin Lutyens, English architect (Viceroy's House, New Delhi), born in London (d. 1944)
  • 1871 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)
  • 1873 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (Tensor calculus), born in Padua, Italy (d. 1941)
  • 1874 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)
  • 1875 Lou Henry Hoover, 1st lady (1929-33), wife of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover, born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 1944)
  • 1875 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1876 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian and antifascist, born in Petit-Landau, France (d. 1941)
  • 1883 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, American chemist (Micromanometric analysis), born in Pike, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1886 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, born in Vadstena, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1888 A. M. de Jong, Dutch writer (World Tour of Bulletje & Bonestaak), born in Nieuw-Vossemeer, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • 1888 James E. Casey, American businessman and founder (United Parcel Service), born in Candelaria, Nevada (d. 1983)

  • 1889 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), born in Waterford, New York (d. 1968)

Person of interestWarner Baxter

1889 Warner Baxter, American actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1951)

  • 1890 Harold Spencer Jones, English astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London (d. 1960)
  • 1891 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), born in Saint-Dié (d. 1950)
  • 1891 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz), born in Neutitschein, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1892 Jozsef Mindszenty József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, born in Csehimindszent, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1893 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist, born in Hereford, Herefordshire (d. 1932)
  • 1895 Ernst Jünger, German author and entomologist (Storm of Steel), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1898 Cecil Arthur Lewis, British fighter pilot and writer, born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1997)
  • 1900 John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (1967068), born in Chiltern, Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), born in Hopton, Staffordshire (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Uuno Kailas, Finnish poet, born in Heinola, Finland (d. 1933)
  • 1901 Andrija Maurovic, Croatian illustrator (The Tomb in the Rainforest), born in Muo, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Onslow Stevens, American actor (This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1977)
  • 1902 William Walton, English composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, born in Joigny, France (d. 1967)
  • 1903 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), born in Reading (d. 1985)
  • 1906 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • 1907 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2006)
  • 1908 Arthur O'Connell, American actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Dennis O'Keefe, actor and director (T-Men, Fighting Seabees), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • 1909 Aubrey "Moon" Mullican, American hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock), born in Polk County, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish writer (Gnome Patjoepelke)
  • 1911 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), born in Dahlem, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Hanna Reitsch, German aviator and test pilot, born in Hirschberg, Silesia (d. 1979)
  • 1913 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH), born in Garston, Liverpool (d. 2009)
  • 1913 Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1913 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)
  • 1915 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)

Person of interestEugene McCarthy

1916 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota (d. 2005)

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • 1916 John Paul, British colonial administrator, Governor-General (Bahamas), born in Weymouth, Dorset (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds), born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (winner of 20 out of 21 races & $249,465) (d. 1947)
  • 1918 John Read, British businessman, CEO (TSB Group), born in Brighton (d. 2015)
  • 1918 Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (Hello Dolly), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1990)

Person of interestSam Walton

1918 Sam Walton, American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma (d. 1992)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton
  • 1919 Eileen Heckart, American actress (Butterflies Are Free, Doll's House, Trauma Center), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1920 John M. Belk, American head of Belk, Inc., born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Hugh Neill, British businessman and Army officer, Lord-Lieutenant (South Yorkshire), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • 1921 Sam Loxton, Australian cricketer (flamboyant Australian batsman of late 40's), born in Albert Park, Melbourne (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Julia Montgomery Walsh, American businesswoman and stockbroker, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Geoff Duke, English motorcycle racer (world 500cc champion 1951, 1953-55), born St. Helens, England (d.2015)
  • 1924 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer and songwriter, born in Deurne, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Emlen Tunnell, American football player, NFL safety (Giants, Packers), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1925 Roy Beldam, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1989-2000)
  • 1927 Arthur Ravenel Jr, American businessman and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1927 John McLaughlin, American TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • 1927 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), born in Tardebigg, Worcestershire (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Donald Ross, Lord Ross, Scottish judge, born in Dundee
  • 1928 Vaclav Felix, composer, born in Prague (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafioso, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Ronald Clive Williams, Welsh actor and comedian (Twin Town), born in Cefneithin, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Sheila Kitzinger, British author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist and writer, born in Matsumoto, Japan
  • 1929 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), born in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1993)
  • 1930 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Gundibail Sunderam, Indian cricket pace bowler (2 Tests India v NZ 1955-56), born in Udupi, India (d. 2010)
  • 1930 Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford (d. 1997)
  • 1931 Evelyn de Rothschild, English banker and multi-millionaire, born in Westminster, London
  • 1931 James Weatherhead, moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland), born in Dundee (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Norman Tebbit, British Conservative party politician, cabinet minister and life peer, born in Ponders End, England
  • 1931 Sylvia Law, British town planner (President of the Royal Town Planning Institute), born in Southport, Lancashire
  • 1932 William Charette, American navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, born in Ludington, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet (Quand nous serons heureux), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1934 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, German composer, born in Berlin
  • 1934 Paul Crouch, American televangelist (Trinity Broadcasting Network), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)

  • 1936 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, born in Kent, England (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Mogens Camre, Danish politician andMember of the European Parliament, born in Randers, Denmark (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Billy Carter, American brother of US President Jimmy Carter, born in Plains, Georgia
  • 1937 Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-95), born in Saint-Marc, Haiti (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1938 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • 1939 Hanumant Singh, Indian cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut), born in Banswara, India
  • 1939 Roland Arnall, American businessman and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, born in Paris (d. 2008).
  • 1940 Raymond Davis, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 1940 Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian samba singer (Girl From Ipanema), born in Salvador, Brazil
  • 1940 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British singer, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1941 Terence Hill, Italian actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1942 Larry Pressler, American politician, United States Senator from South Dakota, born in Humboldt, South Dakota
  • 1942 Julie Goodyear, English television actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street), born in Bury, England
  • 1942 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), born in Thomasville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Eric Idle, English comedian, actor (Monty Python), born in South Shields, England

Person of interestJohn Major

1943 John Major, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1990-97), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • 1943 Vangelis [Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou], Greek composer and keyboardist (Chariots of Fire), born in Agria, Greece
  • 1943 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1944 James Diggle, British classicist, born in Rochadale
  • 1944 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News), born in London
  • 1944 Nana Akufo-Addo [William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo], Ghanaian politician, President of Ghana (2017-), born in Accra, Gold Coast

Person of interestWalt Frazier

1945 Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier
  • 1945 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • 1945 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), born in Ealing, London (d. 2002)
  • 1946 Bruce Weber, American fashion photographer and director (Broken Noses), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Ronald Farrow, radio producer and priest (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs), born in Manchester (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Aleksandr Stepenovich Viktorenko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3, 8, 14, 20), born in Olginka, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1947 Bobby Kimball American rocker (Toto-Roseann), born in Orange, Texas
  • 1947 Peter Hinchcliffe, co-founder (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • 1948 Bud Cort, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1949 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), born in Chetelham, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Uton Dowe, Jamaican cricketer (WI pace bowler 1972-73 "Dowe shall not bowl"), born in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
  • 1949 Keith Simpson, British politician and military historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk
  • 1950 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, Guinea
  • 1951 Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain early 80's), born in Auckland
  • 1952 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Puerto Padre, Cuba (d. 2012)
  • 1954 Karen Ann Quinlan, American famous comatose patient (right to die case), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Christopher Lawford, American actor (Charlie Brent-All My Children), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1955 Dianne Kay, American actress (Nancy-8 is Enough, Reggie, Glitter), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1955 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • 1955 Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor and film director (Braveheart), born in Dublin
  • 1956 Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (Olympics), actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1956 Lisa J Allen, TV reporter/lawyer
  • 1956 Sue Fogleman, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 Christopher Lambert, French-American actor (Highlander, Subway, Greystoke, Why Me), born in Great Neck, New York
  • 1958 Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Director-General of the National Trust, born in Alston, Cumbria
  • 1958 Victor Salva, American film director (Jeepers Creepers), born in Martinez, California
  • 1959 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
  • 1959 Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1959 Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961 Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
  • 1961 Mike Kingery, American baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in St. James, Minnesota
  • 1961 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian, born in Endicott, New York
  • 1961 Gary Brabham, Australian auto racer, (British Formula 3000 C'ship 1989), born in London, England
  • 1962 Kirk Alan Triplett, American PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston-2nd), born in Moses Lake, Washington
  • 1962 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball player and executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida

Person of interestElle MacPherson

1964 Elle MacPherson, Australian supermodel and actress (Sirens), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Supermodel
Elle MacPherson
  • 1964 Jill Goodacre Connick, model (Victoria Secrets), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1964 Michael A. Jackson, Maryland politician, born in Cheverly, Maryland
  • 1965 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist, born in Kiato, Greece (d. 2005)
  • 1965 William Oefelein, American astronaut (STS-116 Space Shuttle), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • 1965 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete, born in Tripotamo, Greece
  • 1966 Dwayne Harper, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1966 Eric Gunderson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966 Robb Thomas, American NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1967 Brian Jordan, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Jerry Olsavsky, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1967 John Popper, American musician (Blues Traveler), born in Chardon, Ohio
  • 1968 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 James O. Williams, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist, born in Ottawa, Ontario

Person of interestLucy Lawless

1968 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
  • 1969 Darren Chandler, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Jeff Blackshear, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1969 Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969 Kai Nurminen, Finnish ice hockey forward (Team Finland), born in Turku, Finland
  • 1969 Kim Batten, American athlete 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in McRae, Georgia
  • 1971 Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • 1971 Ryan Lambert, American performer (Kids Incorporated) lead singer (Elephone), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Alex Ochoa, American football outfielder (NY Mets), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler
  • 1972 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland
  • 1972 Trevor Kidd, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Dugald, Manitoba
  • 1972 Michel Ancel, French game designer (Ubisoft), born in Monaco
  • 1972 Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer, born in Amadora, Portugal
  • 1972 Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor, born in Tokyo