On This Day

Famous Birthdays on March 31 (Part 2)

  • 1975 Adam Green, American film director
  • 1976 Graeme Smith, British swimmer (Olympic bronze 1,500m 1996), born in Falkirk, Scotland
  • 1976 Josh Saviano, actor (Paul Pfeiffer-Wonder Years)
  • 1977 Toshiya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • 1977 Garth Tander, Australian auto racer (Bathurst 1000: 2000, 09, 11), born in Perth, WA
  • 1978 Jérôme Rothen, French soccer winger (France 13 caps, Paris SG, Caen, Monaco), born in Châtenay-Malabry, France
  • 1978 Tony Yayo [Marvin Bernard], American rapper (G-Unit - "So Seductive"), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1979 Amey Date, Indian playback singer
  • 1980 Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese MLB pitcher (NY Yankees, AL wins leader 2006), born in Tainan City, Taiwan
  • 1980 Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor
  • 1981 Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch distance swimmer (Olympic gold 10k open water 2008), born in Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 1982 Jessica Joseph, American ice dancer (World Junior champion 1998), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1982 Tal Ben Haim, Israeli soccer defender (Israel 96 caps), born in Rishon LeZion, Israel
  • 1982 Philippe Mexès, French soccer defender (France 29 caps), born in Toulouse, France
  • 1982 Lennon Murphy, American rock singer/songwriter
  • 1982 Brian Tyree Henry, American actor (If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1982 Chloé Zhao, Chinese director (The Rider, Nomadland), born in Beijing, China
  • 1983 Vlasios Maras, Greek gymnast (World C'ships gold, horizontal bar 2001-02), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1983 Hashim Amla, South African cricket batsman (first RSA Test triple century, 311), born in Durban, Natal
  • 1984 Eddie Johnson, American soccer striker (63 caps; FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders), born in Bunnell, Florida
  • 1984 James Jones, American NFL receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 2012), born in San Jose, CA
  • 1984 Jack Antonoff, American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Bleachers; fun.), born in Bergenfield, New Jersey
  • 1986 Cveta Majtanović, Serbian singer, winner of Pop Idol
  • 1987 Baby M [Melissa Elizabeth Stern], American infant born to a surrogate mother but later awarded to her dad William Stern
  • 1987 Humpy Koneru, Indian chess player (youngest woman to achieve title of grandmaster), born in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1990 Lyra McKee, Northern Irish journalist, killed by the New IRA in a terrorist attack, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2019)