Famous Birthdays on March 5

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 242

  • 1133 King Henry II of England (1154-89), born in Le Mans (d. 1189)
  • 1324 David II Bruce, King of Scots (1331..71)
  • 1326 Louis I, [the Great], King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)
  • 1512 Gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
  • 1563 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1574 William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
  • 1585 Johann Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)
  • 1637 John van der Heyden, Dutch painter/inventor (fire extinguisher)
  • 1658 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America
  • 1668 Francesco Gasparini, composer
  • 1693 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • 1696 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
  • 1703 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
  • 1723 Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
  • 1733 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
  • 1739 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)

  • 1746 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
  • 1748 William Shield, composer
  • 1748 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • 1750 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • 1751 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer
  • 1756 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • 1774 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
  • 1794 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • 1794 Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
  • 1805 Theodore Labarre, composer
  • 1814 Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • 1815 John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
  • 1817 Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat
  • 1824 Elisha Harris, American physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • 1824 James Merritt Ives, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • 1825 John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1825 Joseph Albert, German photographer (albertotype)
  • 1828 Johann Gungl, composer
  • 1836 Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
  • 1840 Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)
  • 1843 William F Sudds, composer
  • 1845 Alfonse Hasselmans, composer
  • 1850 Daniel Brink Towner, American hymn composer (d. 1919)
  • 1852 Isabella Gregory, Irish writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • 1853 Arthur Foote, American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)

  • 1853 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • 1862 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
  • 1867 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1868 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • 1869 Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich
  • 1870 Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • 1871 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • 1871 Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-German Marxist revolutionary and founder of the Spartacus League, born in Zamość, Poland (d. 1919)
  • 1873 Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
  • 1874 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • 1874 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • 1877 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
  • 1879 Walter Long, American actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol), born in Nashua, New Hampshire (d. 1952)
  • 1879 Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
  • 1886 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • 1886 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • 1887 Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer (Salon Waltz), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1888 Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
  • 1889 Frits Slomp, [Frits de Rover], Dutch vicar/resistance fighter
  • 1891 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1893 Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization
  • 1894 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1897 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)

Person of interestSoong Mei-ling

1897 Soong Mei-ling [Madame Chiang Kai-shek], Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), born in Shanghai (d. 2003)

Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling

Person of interestZhou Enlai

1898 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1899 Patrick Hadley, composer
  • 1901 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • 1904 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • 1905 Sophie Stewart, Scottish actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe), born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1977)

Person of interestRex Harrison

1908 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle), born in Huyton, England (d. 1990)

  • 1908 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)
  • 1910 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba), born in Portaferry, Ireland (d. 1995)

Person of interestMomofuku Ando

1910 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Chiayi County, Taiwan (d. 2007)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • 1913 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • 1914 Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Horace Ian Parrott, composer
  • 1918 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • 1918 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • 1918 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 1918 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Milt Schmidt, Canadian NHL Hall of Fame center and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • 1920 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89 ), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st African American female bishop (Methodist)
  • 1920 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Stanton, Iowa (d. 1996)
  • 1920 José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
  • 1921 Berkley Bedell, (Rep-D-IA, 1975- )
  • 1921 Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests 1952)
  • 1922 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • 1926 Joan Shawlee [Fulton], American actress (Some Like It Hot, Prehistoric Women, Abbott & Costello Show), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1927 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)
  • 1929 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • 1929 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • 1930 Del Crandall, American baseball player
  • 1931 Anthony Headges, composer
  • 1931 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1931 Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
  • 1932 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist
  • 1933 Norbert Linke, German composer
  • 1933 Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (World Senior Champion 1995), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1934 James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)

Person of interestDaniel Kahneman

1934 Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist and Nobel laureate (2002), born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Economist and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Economist and Psychologist
Daniel Kahneman

  • 1935 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
  • 1935 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1936 Dale Douglass, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1970 Phoenix Open)
  • 1936 Dean Stockwell, California, actor (Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet)
  • 1936 Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), born in Essexvale, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2003)
  • 1937 Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur
  • 1937 Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
  • 1938 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1938 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1938 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Charles Fuller, American writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
  • 1939 Samantha Eggar, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • 1939 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • 1939 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • 1939 Norman Seeff, South African-bon American photographer and filmmaker, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1940 Mary Rose Oakar, (Rep)
  • 1940 Malcolm Hebden, English actor
  • 1942 Michael "Mike" Resnick, American sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain 1982-96), born in Seville
  • 1943 Billy Backus, American boxer
  • 1943 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1943 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Paul Sands, comedian and actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1945 Randy Matson, American shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1946 Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
  • 1946 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
  • 1946 Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1946 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • 1947 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • 1947 Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
  • 1948 Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • 1948 Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • 1948 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1948 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1948 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • 1949 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • 1950 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • 1950 Harvey Jacob Alperin, actor (Cocktail), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • 1951 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • 1951 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • 1952 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 1953 Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • 1953 Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)
  • 1954 Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
  • 1955 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Penn Jillette, Mass, magician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)
  • 1956 Mark Handley, writer (Nell)
  • 1956 Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
  • 1956 Teena Marie, American singer
  • 1957 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall, The Post-Nearly Man), born in Broughton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1957 Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

Person of interestAndy Gibb

1958 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1958 William "Bill" Timoney, American actor, voice actor, director, script writer and producer (Addicted to Love, All My Children), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1959 Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1959 David Fury, American television writer and producer
  • 1960 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • 1960 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (YYeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • 1961 Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
  • 1961 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1962 Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962 Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • 1962 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • 1963 Eddo Brandes, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test pace bowler)
  • 1964 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1966 Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966 Tracy Kerdyk, Coral Gables FL, LPGA golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple)
  • 1966 Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
  • 1966 Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
  • 1967 Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
  • 1968 Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968 Roman Phifer, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
  • 1968 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1969 Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
  • 1969 Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • 1969 MC Solaar, French rapper
  • 1970 John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1970 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Amy Peistrup-Matthews, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1971 Brian Hunter, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1971 Chad Fonville, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1971 Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1971 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
  • 1971 Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • 1972 Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)