Birthdays in History on March 28

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Aristide BriandAristide Briand (1862-1932)

11 time Prime Minister of France (1909-22) and 1926 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Nantes, France

  • 1868 Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter and illustrator, born in Solothurn, Switzerland (d. 1961)

Maxim GorkyMaxim Gorky (1868-1936)

Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

  • 1872 Jose Sanjurjo, Spanish general (Morocco) and high director, born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 1936)
  • 1878 Arthur B. Spingarn, American lawyer and civil rights activist (NAACP cchairman, 1940-65), born in New York City (d. 1971)
  • 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 Christian Herter, American Republican politician, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57) and US Secretary of State (1959-61), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Latter-day Saints (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1985)
  • 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 Latter-day Saints, born in Clifton, Idaho (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Irving "Swifty" 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 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 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 Dick Norris, Australian entomologist, born in Geraldton, Western Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Edmund Muskie, American politician (Sen-D-Me) and US Secretary of State (1980-81), born in Rumford, Maine (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1924 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Peter Baer, German-British artist and printmaker, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 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 Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician, born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor (Carter), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Aubrey Joseph Watson Sr., bishop
  • 1930 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1930 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • 1932 Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1933 Li Xueqin, Chinese eminent historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer, born in Beijing, China (d. 2019)
  • 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

Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa (86 years old)

1936 Peruvian writer, poet, journalist, presidential candidate and Nobel Prize Laureate (Aunt Julia), born in Arequipa, Peru

  • 1942 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, born in Zschochau, Saxony, Nazi Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1942 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Neil Kinnock, Leader of the British opposition (Labour Party), born in Tredegar, Wales
  • 1945 Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician, count and engineer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1945 Hans Brunhart, Leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93), born in Balzers, Liechtenstein

Rodrigo DuterteRodrigo Duterte (77 years old)

1945 Philippines politician, President of the Philippines (2016-), born in Maasin, Leyte, Philippines

  • 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 Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1949 Michael W. Young, American geneticist noted for work studying circadian rhythms (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2017), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1950 Jeffrey Miller, American student, killed by soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard at Kent State University while protesting against US military, born in Plainview, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1951 Chip Reese, American poker player (3 x World Series of Poker bracelets), born in Centerville, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1953 Melchior Ndadaye, 1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), born in Nyabihanga, Burundi (d. 1993)
  • 1953 Nydia M Velazquez, Puerto Rican politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
  • 1954 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • 1955 John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician, born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 1960 Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist (Concerto to the Memory of an Angel), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône
  • 1960 José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cape Verde (2001-16), born in Santa Catarina, Cape Verde
  • 1963 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • 1970 Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • 1974 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
  • 1977 Lauren Weisberger, American novelist
  • 1986 Robert Bowdrie "Bowe" Bergdahl, American soldier held captive in Afghanistan, born in Sun Valley, Idaho