Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 19 Birthdays

* 1434 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1443)
* 1488 - Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (d. 1544)
* 1534 - José de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit missionary to Brazil (d. 1597)
* 1590 - William Bradford, Pilgrim and First Governor of the Plymouth Colony (d. 1657)
* 1684 - Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (d. 1766)
* 1721 - Tobias Smollett, Scottish novelist (d. 1771)
* 1734 - Thomas McKean, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1817)
* 1739 - Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)
* 1742 - Tupac Amaru II, Incan revolutionary (d. 1781)
* 1749 - Princess Louisa of Great Britain (d. 1768)
* 1778 - Edward Pakenham, British general (d. 1815)
* 1813 - David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer (d. 1873)
* 1821 - Richard Francis Burton, British explorer, diplomat and author (d. 1890)
* 1823 - Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria (d. 1914)
* 1824 or 1828 - William Allingham, Irish author (d. 1889)
* 1829 - Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
* 1848 - Wyatt Earp, American policeman and gunfighter (d. 1929)
* 1849 - Alfred von Tirpitz, German World War I Admiral (d. 1930)
* 1851 - William Henry Stark, American business leader (d. 1936)
* 1860 - William Jennings Bryan, 41st United States Secretary of State (d. 1925)
* 1861 - Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (d. 1929)
* 1864 - Charles Marion Russell, American artist (d. 1926)
* 1865 - William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist, myrmecologist, pioneer in ethology (d. 1937)
* 1871 - Schofield Haigh, British cricketer (d. 1921)
* 1873 - Max Reger, German composer (d. 1916)
* 1883 - Walter Haworth, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1950)
* 1883 - Joseph Stilwell, U.S. general (d. 1946)
* 1888 - Josef Albers, German artist (d. 1976)
* 1888 - Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
* 1891 - Earl Warren, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1974)
* 1892 - James Van Fleet, American general (d. 1992)
* 1894 - Moms Mabley, American comedian (d. 1975)
* 1900 - Frédéric Joliot, French physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1958)
* 1904 - John Sirica, American judge (d. 1992)
* 1905 - Albert Speer, Nazi official (d. 1981)
* 1906 - Adolf Eichmann, Nazi official (d. 1962)
* 1909 - Louis Hayward, British actor (d. 1985)
* 1909 - Attilio Demaria, Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)
* 1910 - Joseph F. Carroll, US Air Force Lt. Gen. and Founding Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (d. 1991)
* 1914 - Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)
* 1914 - Jay Berwanger, American football player (d. 2002)
* 1914 - Fred Clark, American film actor (d. 1968)
* 1915 - Robert G. Cole, American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (d. 1944)
* 1916 - Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
* 1916 - Irving Wallace, American novelist (d. 1990)
* 1917 - Dinu Lipatti, Romanian pianist (d. 1950)
* 1917 - Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
* 1920 - Tige Andrews, American actor (d. 2007)
* 1920 - Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (d. 2002)
* 1921 - Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedy magician (d. 1984)
* 1923 - Pamela Britton, American actress (d. 1974)
* 1923 - Henry Morgentaler, Canadian gynecologist
* 1924 - Mary Wimbush, British actress (d. 2005)
* 1925 - Brent Scowcroft, US National Security Advisor
* 1927 - Richie Ashburn, American baseball player (d. 1997)
* 1928 - Hans Küng, Swiss theologian
* 1928 - Patrick McGoohan, American-born actor (d. 2009)
* 1930 - Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist
* 1932 - Gay Brewer, American golfer (d. 2007)
* 1933 - Philip Roth, American author
* 1933 - Renée Taylor, American actress
* 1936 - Ursula Andress, Swiss actress
* 1936 - Birthe Wilke, Danish singer
* 1937 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American musician
* 1937 - Egon Krenz, President of East Germany
* 1939 - Joe Kapp, American football player
* 1942 - Richard Dobson, American singer and songwriter
* 1943 - Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist, Nobel laureate
* 1943 - Mario Monti, Italian politician
* 1943 - Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
* 1944 - Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize
* 1944 - Sirhan Sirhan, Palestinian-born assassin
* 1945 - Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor
* 1946 - Paul Atkinson, British musician (The Zombies) (d. 2004)
* 1946 - Bigas Luna, Spanish film director
* 1946 - Ruth Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
* 1947 - Glenn Close, American actress
* 1947 - Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
* 1948 - Vincent van der Bijl, former South African cricketer
* 1952 - Harvey Weinstein, American film producer
* 1952 - Warren Lees, New Zealand Test wicket-keeper
* 1953 - Billy Sheehan, American musician (Mr. Big)
* 1953 - Ricky Wilson, American musician (The B-52's) (d. 1985)
* 1954 - Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
* 1955 - Bruce Willis, American actor
* 1955 - Simon Yam, Hong Kong actor
* 1956 - Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician and economist.
* 1958 - Andy Reid, NFL Head Coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
* 1959 - Terry Hall, British singer
* 1961 - Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
* 1962 - Ivan Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003)
* 1962 - Jim Korderas, American professional wrestling referee
* 1964 - Yoko Kanno, Japanese composer
* 1964 - Jake Weber, British actor
* 1966 - Andy Sinton, English footballer
* 1966 - James "Big Jim" Wright, American record producer
* 1967 - Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
* 1968 - Mots'eoa Senyane, Lesotho diplomat
* 1969 - Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter
* 1969 - Connor Trinneer, American actor
* 1969 - Tom McRae, British singer and songwriter
* 1971 - Nadja Auermann, German supermodel
* 1971 - Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor
* 1973 - Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Australian actress
* 1973 - Bun B, American Rapper (UGK)
* 1974 - Vida Guerra, Cuban-American swimsuit model
* 1975 - Vivian Hsu, Taiwanese singer, actress and model
* 1975 - Brann Dailor, American drummer
* 1975 - Matthew Richardson, Australian rules footballer
* 1976 - Zach Lind - American drummer (Jimmy Eat World)
* 1976 - Andre Miller, American basketball player
* 1976 - Rachel Blanchard, Canadian actress
* 1976 - Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
* 1977 - Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian
* 1979 - Hee-Seop Choi, Korean baseball player
* 1979 - Ivan Ljubičić, Croatian tennis player
* 1979 - Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer
* 1979 - Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
* 1980 - Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer
* 1980 - Don Sparrow, Canadian illustrator
* 1981 - Kim Rae Won, South Korean actor and model
* 1981 - Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer
* 1982 - Brad Jones, Australian footballer
* 1982 - Matt Littler, British actor
* 1982 - Jonathan Fanene, American football player
* 1983 - Ana Rezende, Brazilian film director and musician (CSS)
* 1983 - Matt Sydal, American professional wrestler
* 1984 - Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress
* 1985 - Ernesto Viso, Venezuelan racing driver
* 1987 - Michal Švec, Czech footballer
* 1988 - Clayton Kershaw, American baseball player
* 1993 - Munro Chambers, Canadian actor
* 1999 - Tatum McCann, American actress
* 2007 - Prince Abdullah bin Ali, Prince of Jordan

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