Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 5 Birthdays

1133 - King Henry II of England (d. 1189)
1324 - King David II of Scotland (d. 1371)
1512 - Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer (d. 1594)
1563 - John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
1575 - William Oughtred, English mathematician (d. 1660)
1585 - John George I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1656)
1658 - Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (d. 1730)
1693 - Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
1696 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (d. 1770)
1703 (N.S.) - Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
1723 - Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
1739 - Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
1748 - Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
1748 - William Shield, English musician (d. 1829)
1750 - Jean-Baptiste Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical scholar (d. 1805)
1794 - Jacques Babinet, French physicist (d. 1872)
1794 - Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
1814 - Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
1815 - John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
1817 - Austen Henry Layard, English archaeologist (d. 1894)
1836 - Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
1853 - Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (d. 1911)
1867 - Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
1869 - Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal and archbishop (d. 1952)
1870 - Frank Norris, American writer (d. 1902)
1871 - Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
1873 - Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
1874 - Henry Travers, British actor (d. 1965)
1879 - Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
1883 - Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
1886 - Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
1887 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (d. 1959)
1897 - Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
1898 - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)
1898 - Soong May-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek (d. 2003)
1904 - Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
1908 - Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
1908 - Sir Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
1914 - Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
1915 - Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
1918 - Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
1918 - Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
1918 - James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
1920 - José Aboulker, Algerian anti-Nazi resistance fighter
1920 - Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
1921 - Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1922 - James Noble, American actor
1922 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian writer and film director (d. 1975)
1923 - Laurence Tisch, American investor
1927 - Jack Cassidy, American actor (d. 1976)
1929 - Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
1930 - Del Crandall, American baseball player
1931 - Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
1931 - Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn virtuoso
1933 - Tommy Tucker, American blues singer and pianist (d. 1982)
1934 - Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate
1934 - James B. Sikking, American actor
1936 - Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
1936 - Dean Stockwell, American actor
1937 - Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
1938 - Paul Evans, American singer and songwriter
1938 - Fred Williamson, American football player and actor
1939 - Samantha Eggar, English actress
1939 - Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
1939 - Pierre Wynants, Belgian chef
1940 - Malcolm Hebden, English actor
1942 - Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain
1942 - Mike Resnick, American science fiction author
1943 - Billy Backus, American boxer
1944 - Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
1944 - Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
1946 - Murray Head, British actor and singer
1947 - Eddie Hodges, American actor and singer
1947 - Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
1947 - Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
1948 - Eddy Grant, Guyana-born singer
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
1951 - Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
1952 - Alan Clark, English keyboardist (Dire Straits)
1954 - Marsha Warfield, American actress, comedienne
1955 - Penn Jillette, American magician and comedian
1956 - Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
1956 - Teena Marie, American singer
1957 - Mark E. Smith, English singer (The Fall)
1958 - Andy Gibb, English-born Australian singer and teen idol (d. 1988)
1959 - Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
1959 - David Fury, American television writer and producer
1960 - David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
1962 - Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
1962 - Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
1966 - Michael Irvin, American football player
1966 - Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
1966 - Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
1969 - Paul Blackthorne, British actor
1969 - Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
1969 - MC Solaar, French rapper
1970 - John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1970 - Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress
1971 - Jeffrey Hammonds, American baseball player
1971 - Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
1971 - Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
1972 - Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
1973 - Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
1973 - Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
1974 - Kevin Connolly, American television actor and comedian
1974 - Jens Jeremies, German footballer
1974 - Matt Lucas, English comedian
1974 - Eva Mendes, American actress
1975 - Jolene Blalock, American actress
1975 - Sasho Petrovski, Australian soccer player
1975 - Niki Taylor, American model
1975 - Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
1976 - Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1976 - Paul Konerko, American baseball player
1976 - Katerina Matziou, Greek actress
1977 - Bryan Berard, American ice hockey player
1977 - Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
1977 - Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player
1978 - Mike Hessman, American baseball player
1978 - Kimberly McCullough, American actress
1979 - Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
1981 - Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder
1981 - Paul Martin, American ice hockey player
1981 - Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
1982 - Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
1982 - Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
1985 - Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
1986 - Matty Fryatt, English footballer
1988 - Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer
1988 - Bjarni Viðarsson, Icelandic footballer
1989 - Jake Lloyd, American actor

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