Tuesday, March 4, 2008

March 4 Birthdays

1188 - Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France (d. 1252)
1394 - Henry the Navigator (d. 1460)
1492 - Francesco de Layolle, Italian composer (d. c.1540)
1525 - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer of Renaissance music (d. 1594)
1610 - William Dobson, English portraitist and painter (d. 1646)
1651 - John Somers, 1st Baron Somers (d. 1716)
1665 - Philip Christoph von Königsmarck, Swedish soldier (d. 1694)
1678 - Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (d. 1741)
1702 - Jack Sheppard, English burglar and escapee (d. 1724)
1706 - Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759)
1715 - James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, British statesman (d. 1763)
1719 - George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (d. 1777)
1745 - Charles Dibdin, English composer (d.1814)
1746 - Kazimierz Pułaski, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1779)
1756 - Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)
1781 - Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)
1782 - Johann Rudolf Wyss, Swiss folklorist (d. 1830)
1792 - Samuel Slocum, American inventor (d. 1861)
1793 - Karl Lachmann, German philologist (d. 1851)
1817 - Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)
1819 - Charles Oberthur, German-born harpist (d. 1895)
1822 - Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)
1826 - John Buford, American Civil War Union cavalry officer (d. 1863)
1826 - Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863)
1835 - John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (d. 1911)
1847 - Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904)
1854 - Sir Napier Shaw, British meteorologist (d. 1945)
1856 - Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
1856 - Alfred William Rich, English painter (d. 1921)
1859 - Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1905)
1862 - Jacob Robert Emden, Swiss astrophysicist and meteorologist (d. 1940)
1863 - Reginald Innes Pocock, British zoologist (d. 1947)
1863 - Guilląme Furrét, Portuguese playwright and political activist (d. 1937)
1863 - John Henry Wigmore, American jurist and expert in the law of evidence (d. 1943)
1864 - David W. Taylor, U.S. Navy architect (d. 1940)
1870 - Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
1871 - Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)
1873 - Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)
1873 - John H. Trumbull, 54th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut (d. 1961)
1875 - Mihály Károlyi, former Prime Minister of Hungary and President of Hungary (d. 1955)
1876 - Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)
1876 - Theodore Hardeen, Magician and stunt performer, founder of the Magician's Guild (d. 1945)
1877 - Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, Russian composer (d. 1957)
1877 - Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
1877 - Garrett Morgan, American inventor (d. 1963)
1878 - Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
1878 - Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian philosopher (d. 1947)
1878 - Arishima Takeo, Japanese novelist, short-story writer and essayist (d. 1923)
1879 - Josip Murn Aleksandrov, Slovenian poet (d. 1901)
1880 - Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
1881 - Todor Aleksandrov, 19th century Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1924)
1881 - Maude Fealy, American actor (d. 1971)
1881 - Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)
1881 - Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)
1882 - Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)
1883 - Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
1884 - Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)
1886 - Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
1887 - Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress (d. 1953)
1888 - Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
1888 - Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)
1889 - Oscar Chisini, Italian mathematician (d. 1967)
1889 - Oren E. Long, 10th Territorial Governor of Hawai'i (d. 1965)
1889 - Pearl White, American actress (d. 1938)
1891 - Dazzy Vance, American Major League Baseball pitcher (d. 1961)
1891 - Lois Wilson, founder of Al-Anon (d. 1988)
1895 - Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian violinist (d. 1978)
1895 - Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)
1895 - Shemp Howard, American comedian (Three Stooges) (d. 1955)
1897 - Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (d. 1969)
1898 - Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)
1899 - Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
1900 - Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
1901 - Charles Goren, American bridge player and writer (d. 1991)
1901 - Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
1903 - Luis Carrero Blanco, Spanish statesman (d. 1973)
1903 - William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
1903 - Dorothy Mackaill, British-born actress (d. 1990)
1903 - John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
1904 - George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (d. 1968)
1904 - Joseph Schmidt Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
1904 - Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
1906 - Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
1906 - Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road bicycle racer (d. 1969)
1906 - Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
1907 - Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (d. 2003)
1908 - T.R.M. Howard, American civil rights leader (d. 1976)
1909 - Harry Helmsley, American real estate entrepreneur (d.1997)
1912 - Afro Basaldella, Italian painter (d. 1976)
1912 - Judith Furse, British character actress (d. 1974)
1912 - Carl Marzani, American documentarian (d. 1994)
1913 - Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
1913 - John Garfield, American actor (d. 1952)
1913 - Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
1914 - Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
1914 - Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
1914 - Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)
1915 - Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (d. 1997)
1916 - William Alland, American actor, producer, writer and director (d. 1997)
1916 - Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (d. 2000)
1916 - Hans Eysenck, German-born psychologist (d. 1997)
1917 - Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
1918 - Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player
1919 - Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
1920 - Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)
1920 - Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (d. 2002)
1921 - Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-born composer
1921 - Joan Greenwood, English actress (d. 1987)
1921 - Wilson Harris, Guyanese writer
1921 - Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player
1922 - Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)
1922 - Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress (d. 1998)
1922 - Dina Pathak (Deena Pathak), Veteran Gujarati theatre and film actress (d. 2002)
1923 - Sir Patrick Moore, British astronomer
1924 - Kenneth O'Donnell, aide to US President John F. Kennedy (d. 1977)
1925 - Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)
1926 - Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway
1926 - James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
1926 - Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
1926 - Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger
1926 - Fran Warren, American singer
1927 - Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
1927 - Thayer David, American actor (d. 1978)
1927 - Robert Orben, American magician
1927 - Dick Savitt, American tennis player
1927 - Cy Touff, American jazz musician (d. 2003)
1928 - Samuel Adler, American composer
1928 - Alan Sillitoe, English writer
1929 - Bernard Haitink, Dutch conductor
1929 - Josep Mestres Quadreny, Catalan composer
1931 - Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
1931 - Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
1931 - William Henry Keeler, American Roman Catholic Archbishop and Cardinal
1931 - Alice Rivlin, American economist
1932 - Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist (d. 2007)
1932 - Miriam Makeba, South African singer
1932 - Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American car designer (d. 2001)
1932 - Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
1933 - Ann Burton, Dutch jazz singer (d. 1989)
1933 - John W Mills, British sculptor
1933 - Nino Vaccarella, former Italian sports car racing and Formula One driver
1934 - Mario Davidovsky, Argentinian composer
1934 - John Duffey, American bluegrass musician (d. 1996)
1934 - Anne Haney, American actress (d. 2001)
1934 - Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
1934 - Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist
1934 - Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident
1935 - Bent Larsen, Danish chess player
1935 - Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
1936 - Jim Clark, OBE, Scottish racing driver and two-time F1 world champion (d. 1968)
1936 - Aribert Reimann, German composer
1937 - Graham Dowling, New Zealand cricketer
1937 - Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
1937 - Yuri Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut (d. 2003)
1937 - Barney Wilen, French jazz saxophonist (d. 1996)
1938 - Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
1938 - Don Perkins, American football player
1938 - Paula Prentiss, American actress
1938 - Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish diplomat and researcher
1939 - Jack Fisher, American baseball player
1939 - Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor
1940 - Volodymyr Morozov, Ukrainian flatwater canoer
1941 - John Aprea, American actor
1941 - Adrian Lyne, English film director
1941 - Bobby Shew, American jazz musician
1942 - Gloria Gaither, American gospel songwriter
1942 - Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
1942 - David Matthews, American keyboardist, pianist, and arranger
1943 - Lucio Dalla, Italian singer and songwriter
1943 - Zoltan Jeney, Hungarian composer
1944 - Ulrich Roski, German singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1944 - Harvey Postlethwaite, English engineer and race car designer (d. 1999)
1944 - Bobby Womack, American singer
1945 - Tara Browne, British socialite (d. 1966)
1945 - Dieter Meier, Swiss singer
1945 - Frank Novak, American actor
1945 - Tommy Svensson, Swedish football manager
1945 - Gary Williams, American basketball coach
1946 - Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur
1946 - Haile Gerima, Ethiopian filmmaker
1946 - Harvey Goldsmith, British impresario
1947 - David Franzoni, American screenwriter
1947 - Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
1947 - Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic actor
1947 - Gwen Welles, American actress (d. 1993)
1948 - Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
1948 - James Ellroy, American writer
1948 - Tom Grieve, American baseball player
1948 - Leron Lee, American baseball player
1948 - Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
1948 - Chris Squire, English bassist (Yes)
1948 - Shakin' Stevens, Welsh singer
1949 - Carroll Baker, Canadian country singer and songwriter
1950 - Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter
1950 - Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
1951 - Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
1951 - Kenny Dalglish, Scottish footballer and manager
1951 - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
1951 - Sam Perlozzo, American Major League Baseball manager (Baltimore Orioles)
1951 - Mike Quarry, American light heavyweight boxer (d. 2006)
1951 - Chris Rea, English singer
1951 - Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
1952 - Ronn Moss, American actor
1952 - Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
1953 - Emilio Estefan, Cuban percussionist
1953 - Scott Hicks, Ugandan-born film director
1953 - Paweł Janas, Polish football manager and former footballer
1953 - Kay Lenz, American actress
1953 - Chris Smith, American politician
1954 - Mark Chorvinsky, American author and editor (d. 2005)
1954 - François Fillon, French politician, Prime Minister of France
1954 - Peter Jacobsen, American professional golfer
1954 - Catherine O'Hara, Canadian actress
1954 - Irina Ratushinskaya, Russian writer and dissident
1954 - Willie Thorne, English snooker player
1954 - Adrian Zmed, American actor
1955 - Rowland Charles Gould (Boon Gould) English musician (Level 42)
1955 - Dominique Pinon, French actor
1955 - James Weaver, English race car driver
1956 - Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist
1957 - Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
1957 - Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
1958 - Patricia Heaton, American actress
1958 - Lennie Lee, British artist
1959 - Rick Ardon, Australian news presenter
1960 - Mikko Kuustonen, Finnish singer and songwriter
1960 - John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
1960 - Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
1960 - Mykelti Williamson, American actor
1961 - Sabine Everts, former German track athlete
1961 - Ray Mancini, American boxer
1961 - Steven Weber, American actor
1961 - Roger Wessels, South African golfer
1962 - Simon Bisley, British comic book artist
1962 - Lolo Ferrari, French actress (d. 2000)
1962 - Greg Kragen, American footballer
1962 - David Sparrow, English actor
1963 - Barbara Bubula, Polish politician
1963 - Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
1963 - Jason Newsted, American bassist (Metallica)
1963 - Daniel Roebuck, American actor
1964 - Tom Lampkin, American baseball player
1964 - Paolo Virzì, Italian screenwriter and director
1965 - Paul W. S. Anderson, English filmmaker
1965 - Andrew Collins, English journalist, scriptwriter and broadcaster
1965 - Stacy Edwards, American actress
1965 - Gary Helms, American country singer
1965 - Khaled Hosseini, Afghan author and physician
1965 - WestBam (Maximillian Lenz), German rave techno DJ
1965 - Yuri Lonchakov, Russian cosmonaut
1965 - Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
1966 - Daniela Amavia, Greek-American actress and international model
1966 - Steve Bastoni, Italian Australian actor
1966 - Emese Hunyady, Hungarian speed skater
1966 - Kevin Johnson, American basketball player
1966 - Dav Pilkey, American author
1966 - Grand Puba, American rapper
1966 - Wash West, English gay porn film director
1967 - Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer
1967 - Evan Dando, American musician (The Lemonheads)
1967 - Andrew Osmond, English writer
1967 - Kubilay Türkyılmaz, former Turkish-Swiss footballer
1968 - Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
1968 - Patsy Kensit, English actress
1968 - Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek politician
1969 - Chastity Bono, American actress and gay rights activist
1969 - Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian football manager
1969 - Annie Shizuka Inoh, Taiwanese actress
1969 - Frank Nicotero, American comedian
1969 - Stina Nordenstam, Swedish experimental pop singer, songwriter and musician
1969 - Patrick Roach, Canadian actor
1969 - Jason Townsend, American artist and record producer
1970 - Andrea Bendewald, American actress
1970 - Àlex Crivillé, Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
1971 - Iain Baird, Canadian soccer player
1971 - Fergal Lawler, Irish drummer (The Cranberries)
1971 - Satoshi Motoyama, Japanese racing driver
1971 - Shavar Ross, American actor-turned film director, writer, film producer and editor
1971 - Nick Stabile, American actor
1971 - Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
1972 - Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
1972 - Ivy Queen, American composer and singer
1972 - Robert Smith, American footballer
1972 - Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
1972 - Alison Wheeler, British singer (The Beautiful South)
1973 - Summer Cummings, American actress
1973 - Phillip Daniels, American footballer
1973 - Len Wiseman, American director
1974 - ICS Vortex (Simen Hestnæs), Norwegian vocalist (Arcturus)
1974 - Karol Kučera, Slovak tennis player
1974 - Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer
1974 - Eric Oellerich, Online Business Developer
1974 - Tommy Phelps, American baseball player
1975 - Kirsten Bolm, German hurdler
1975 - Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
1975 - Kim Jung-Eun, South Korean actress
1975 - Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
1975 - Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
1975 - Hawksley Workman, Canadian rock singer-songwriter
1976 - Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican baseball player
1976 - Sean Covel, American film producer
1976 - Scott Sturgeon (Stza Crack), American musician (Choking Victim and Leftover Crack)
1976 - Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey player
1976 - Vic Wunderle, American archer
1977 - Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
1977 - Juha Helppi, Finnish professional poker player
1977 - Daniel Klewer, German footballer
1977 - Jason Marsalis, American musician
1978 - Nate Ackerman, British-American logician and wrestler
1978 - Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 - Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer
1978 - Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress
1979 - Ben Fouhy, New Zealand flatwater canoeist
1979 - Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer
1979 - John Lawler (John Fratelli), Scottish singer (The Fratellis)
1980 - Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
1980 - Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (d. 2007)
1980 - Jack Hannahan, American baseball player
1980 - Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
1981 - Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity
1981 - Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
1982 - Mariano Altuna, Argentine racing driver
1982 - Landon Donovan, American soccer player
1982 - Charity Rahmer, American actress
1983 - Max Vergara Poeti, Colombian writer
1983 - Ryan Lonie, Australian football player.
1984 - Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress
1984 - Zak Whitbread, American-born English soccer player
1985 - Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
1986 - Margo Harshman, American actress
1986 - Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
1986 - Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer
1990 - Andrea Bowen, American actress
1991 - Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model
1992 - Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
1993 - Jenna Boyd, American actress
1993 - Alice Jones, British actress
1993 - Abigail Mavity, American actress
1993 - Yves Michel-Beneche, American actor

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