Famous Birthdays on March 8

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 239

  • 1286 John III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1341)
  • 1293 Beatrice of Castile, Queen of Portugal (1325-57), born in Toro, Zamora (d. 1359)
  • 1495 John of God, Portuguese-born friar and saint, founder of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, born in Montemor-o-Novo, Évora, Portugal (d. 1550)
  • 1514 Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord, born in Izumo, Japan (d. 1562)
  • 1560 Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian Prince of Venosa and composer, born in Venosa, Italy (d. 1613)
  • 1607 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, born in Ottensen, Holstein (d. 1667)
  • 1659 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor, born in Niort, France (d. 1738)

Person of interestAnne Bonny

1702 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate (date of birth is approximate), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1782)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1712 John Fothergill, English physician, born in Wensleydale, England (d. 1780)
  • 1714 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of J. S. Bach, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1726 Richard Howe, British admiral, born in London (d. 1799)
  • 1743 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, German composer, born in Husum, Holstein, Germany (d. 1801)
  • 1746 André Michaux, French botanist, born in Satory, France (d. 1802)
  • 1748 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1806)
  • 1778 Friedrich August Kanne, Austrian-German composer, born in Delitzsch, Saxony (d. 1833)
  • 1783 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, German composer, born in Sulza, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1846)

  • 1783 Hannah Van Buren, Wife of U.S. President Martin Van Buren (1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1819)

Person of interestKarl Ferdinand von Graefe

1787 Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1840)

  • 1799 Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War (Union), born in Maytown, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • 1804 Alvan Clark, American astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, the largest telescope in the world at the time, born in Ashfield, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1814 Ede Szigligeti [József Szathmáry], Hungarian dramatist, born in Nagyvárad-Olaszi (d. 1878)
  • 1822 Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish engineer, businessman and inventor, born in Zaduszniki, Mielec, Austrian Empire (d. 1882)
  • 1825 George William Martin, composer
  • 1827 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (Father of Bantu Philology), born in Berlin (d. 1875)
  • 1830 João de Deus [Sao Bartolomeu de Messines], Portuguese poet (Flores do Campo), born in Algarve, Portugal (d. 1896)
  • 1836 Matthew Calbraith Butler, American Major General (Confederate Army) and politician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1909)
  • 1839 James Mason Crafts, American chemist (Friedel-Crafts alkylation synthesis), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1917)
  • 1839 Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (automatic dishwasher), born in Ashtabula County, Ohio (d. 1913)
  • 1840 Franco Faccio, Italian composer and conductor, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1891)

Person of interestOliver Wendell Holmes Jr

1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, US 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1935)

  • 1843 Vilhelm Svedbom, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1904)
  • 1847 Carl von Bach, German mechanical engineer, born in Stollberg / Erzgeb (d. 1931)
  • 1853 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina), born in Antwerp (d. 1916)
  • 1854 Tom Horan, Australian cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder), born in Midleton, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1856 Bramwell Booth, 2nd General of The Salvation Army, born in Halifax, England (d. 1929)
  • 1856 Tom Roberts, British-Australian artist (Shearing the Rams), born in Dorchester, Dorset, England (d. 1931)
  • 1857 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1919)
  • 1859 Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows), born in Edinburgh (d. 1932)
  • 1859 Otto Taubmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1862 Joseph Lee, Father of Playgrounds movement, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
  • 1865 Frederick William Goudy, American printer and type designer, born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1947)

  • 1872 Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1940)
  • 1876 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), born in Posillipo, Italy (d. 1954)
  • 1879 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, born in Pocking, Bavaria (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Otto Hahn, German physicist and chemist (Nobel 1944, radiothorium/actinium), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1883 Manuel Gómez Carrillo, Argentine composer, born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina (d. 1968)
  • 1886 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host and zoo director (Artis), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950), born in South Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Stuart Chase, American writer and economist (The Tragedy of Waste), born in Somersworth, New Hampshire (d. 1985)
  • 1889 Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), born in Greensburg, Indiana (d. 1980)
  • 1890 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist and philosopher, born in Trier, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1892 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader and Prime Minister (1952-53), born in Ada, Serbia (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, Mayor of Ottawa (1951-56), born in Renfrew, Ontario (d. 1975)
  • 1899 Eric Linklater, British novelist and poet (Blue Swallows), born in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Elmer Keith, American firearms enthusiast and author (Guns & Ammo), born in Missouri (d. 1984)
  • 1900 Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (Harvard Mark I computer), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • 1902 Jennings Randolph, American politician, Senator from West Virginia (1958-85), born in Salem, West Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1902 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1907 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (1980-85), born in Sérrai, Ottoman Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1909 Anthony Donato, composer
  • 1909 Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire

Person of interestClaire Trevor

1910 Claire Trevor [Wemlinger], American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • 1910 Bernard Benjamin, British health statistician, actuary and demographer, born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Elsie Giorgi, American-Italian physician and humanitarian, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1912 Preston Smith, 40th Governor of Texas, born in Williamson County, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Jacob B. Bakema, Dutch modernist architect (St Louis Missouri), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, born in Dorset (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), born in Pirkkala, Finland (d. 1979)
  • 1916 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1916 John W. Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer, born in Newburgh, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • 1917 A Marja, [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
  • 1919 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
  • 1920 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1920 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
  • 1920 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life, Dreams, A Lesson in Love), born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
  • 1921 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
  • 1922 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)
  • 1922 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), born in Sakaiminato, Tittori (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Ralph Baer, Creator of the first video game console
  • 1923 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
  • 1923 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • 1924 Sean McClory, Irish actor (The Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • 1925 Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis, composer
  • 1925 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
  • 1925 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
  • 1927 Jaromir Podesva, composer
  • 1927 Josef Berg, Czech composer (d. 1971)
  • 1927 Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • 1928 Frank Michael Beyer, composer
  • 1928 Judy Johnson, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1930 Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1931 John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
  • 1931 Neil Adcock, cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)
  • 1933 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, born in Kilgore, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1934 Christian Wolff, composer
  • 1934 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
  • 1936 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • 1936 Sue Ane Langdon, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1937 Juvénal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
  • 1937 Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
  • 1937 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)

Person of interestJuvénal Habyarimana

1937 Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94) who was assassinated at the start of the Rwandan genocide, born in Ruanda-Urundi, Belgian Colonial Empire (d. 1994)

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • 1938 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1939 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
  • 1939 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • 1939 Mike Lowry, American politician (Rep-D-WA, 1979-89, Governor of Washington 1993-97 ), born in St. John, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Robert Tear, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1939 Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
  • 1940 Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
  • 1940 Susan Clark, actress (Night Moves, Webster), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1940 Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1941 Ivana Loudova, composer
  • 1941 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, composer
  • 1941 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • 1942 Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1942 Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1942 Richard "Dick" Allen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1972), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1944 Buzz Hargrove, Canadian labour leader
  • 1944 Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1944 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1945 Graeme Watson, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
  • 1945 Jim Chapman, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 1945 Micky Dolenz, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • 1945 Anselm Kiefer, German painter
  • 1946 Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)
  • 1946 Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • 1947 Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
  • 1947 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter (On My Own, That's What Friends Are For) and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1947 Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • 1948 Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
  • 1949 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1951 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
  • 1952 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • 1952 George Felix Allen, American politician
  • 1953 Jim Rice, Anderson, South Carolina, American MLB left fielder (AL MVP 1978)
  • 1953 Kathleen Ann Shower, Brookville Oh, Playmate of the Year (May, 1985)
  • 1953 Bob Brozman, American musician
  • 1953 Don Werner, American baseball player

  • 1954 Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • 1954 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • 1954 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1955 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
  • 1956 John Kapelos, Canadian actor
  • 1956 Laurie Cunningham, English former footballer (d. 1989)
  • 1957 Cynthia Rothrock, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1957 Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California
  • 1957 Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • 1957 Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • 1957 Clive Burr, English drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1958 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1958 Gary Numan, [Gary Webb], Hammersmith England, vocalist (Replicas)
  • 1958 Nick Capra, American baseball player
  • 1959 Aidan Quinn, actor (Avalon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Mission)
  • 1960 Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
  • 1960 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • 1961 Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1961 Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • 1962 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1962 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963 Gursharan Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)
  • 1963 Mike Lalor, American NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1964 Peter [Ped] Gill, English drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, born in Liverpool
  • 1964 Lance McCullers, American baseball player
  • 1965 Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1965 Fátima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
  • 1966 Elliot Boult, New Zealand golfer, born in Blenheim
  • 1966 Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
  • 1967 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1967 Joel Johnston, American baseball player
  • 1968 Clare Wood, Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
  • 1968 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1968 Michael Bartels, German race car driver
  • 1968 Ellen Forney, American cartoonist
  • 1968 Shawn Mullins, American musician
  • 1968 Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
  • 1969 Andrea Parker, actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
  • 1970 Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1970 Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970 Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
  • 1970 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971 Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1971 Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1971 Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • 1972 Craig Johnson, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Olympic 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1972 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Takuro Abe, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)