Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1 Birthdays

* 40 – Martial, Latin poet (d. 102)
* 1432 – Isabel of Coimbra, queen of Portugal (d. 1455)
* 1445 – Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (d. 1510)
* 1456 – King Ladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1516)
* 1474 – Saint Angela Merici, Italian religious leader and saint (d. 1540)
* 1547 – Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
* 1597 – Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (d. 1652)
* 1611 – John Pell, English mathematician (d. 1685)
* 1657 – Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (d. 1740)
* 1683 – Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II of Great Britain (d. 1737)
* 1683 – Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (d. 1706)
* 1732 – William Cushing, American jurist (d. 1810)
* 1760 – François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
* 1769 – François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (d. 1796)
* 1781 – Javiera Carrera, Chilean aristoctrat (d. 1862)
* 1807 – Wilford Woodruff, American religious figure (d. 1898)
* 1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer (d. 1849)
* 1812 – Augustus Pugin, English-born architect (d. 1852)
* 1817 – Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
* 1821 – Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
* 1837 – William Dean Howells, American writer, historian and politician (d. 1920)
* 1842 – Nikolaos Gyzis, Greek painter (d. 1901)
* 1848 – Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-born American sculptor (d. 1907)
* 1852 – Théophile Delcassé, French statesman (d. 1923)
* 1858 – Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1918)
* 1863 – Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (d. 1930)
* 1865 – Abe Iso, Japanese politician (d. 1949)
* 1871 – Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
* 1876 – Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian amateur sports executive (d. 1942)
* 1880 – Giles Lytton Strachey, British writer (d. 1932)
* 1886 – Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter and poet (d. 1980)
* 1888 – Ewart Astill, English cricketer (d. 1948)
* 1889 – Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (d. 1960)
* 1892 – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (d. 1927)
* 1893 – Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
* 1896 – Dimitris Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (d. 1960)
* 1896 – Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
* 1899 – Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, German Nazi official (d. 1972)
* 1904 – Paul Hartman, American actor (d. 1973)
* 1904 – Glenn Miller, American bandleader (d. 1944)
* 1905 – Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)
* 1906 – Camilla Spira, German actress (d. 1997)
* 1906 – Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (d. 2000)
* 1910 – Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
* 1910 – David Niven, English actor (d. 1983)
* 1912 – Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian archbishop (d. 2003)
* 1912 – Boris Chertok, Polish-born Russian rocket designer (d. 2011)
* 1914 – Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)
* 1914 – Ralph Ellison, American writer (d. 1994)
* 1917 – Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977)
* 1918 – Roger Delgado, English actor (d. 1973)
* 1918 – João Goulart, President of Brazil (d. 1976)
* 1918 – Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
* 1920 – Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
* 1921 – Terence Cooke, American cardinal archbishop (d. 1983)
* 1921 – Richard Wilbur, American poet
* 1922 – William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992)
* 1922 – Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1995)
* 1923 – Péter Kuczka, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
* 1924 – Deke Slayton, American astronaut (d. 1993)
* 1926 – Robert Clary, French-born actor
* 1926 – Cesare Danova, Italian-born American actor (d. 1992)
* 1926 – Pete Rozelle, American professional sports executive (d. 1996)
* 1927 – Harry Belafonte, American actor and musician
* 1927 – Robert Bork, American legal scholar
* 1928 – Seymour Papert, South African mathematician
* 1928 – Jacques Rivette, French film director
* 1929 – Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
* 1930 – Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
* 1933 – Gerry Bron, British record producer
* 1934 – Jean-Michel Folon, Belgian artist (d. 2005)
* 1934 – Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983)
* 1935 – Robert Conrad, American actor
* 1936 – Monique Bégin, French-Canadian politician
* 1936 – Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (d. 1997)
* 1937 – Jed Allan, American actor
* 1939 – Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer and guitarist
* 1940 – David Broome, Welsh showjumper
* 1940 – Robert Grossman, American illustrator
* 1941 – Joo Hyun, South Korean actor
* 1941 – Donnie Walsh, American basketball coach and executive
* 1942 – Richard Bowman Myers, American soldier, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
* 1943 – Gil Amelio, American venture capitalist
* 1943 – José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer
* 1943 – Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast
* 1943 – Richard H. Price, American physicist
* 1943 – Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
* 1943 – Cha Katō, Japanese comedian and actor
* 1944 – John Breaux, American politician
* 1944 – Mike d'Abo, English singer (Manfred Mann)
* 1944 – Roger Daltrey, English musician (The Who)
* 1945 – Dirk Benedict, American actor
* 1946 – Elvin Bethea, American football player
* 1946 – Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
* 1946 – Lana Wood, American actress
* 1947 – Alan Thicke, Canadian actor and songwriter
* 1948 – Burning Spear, Jamaican singer and musician
* 1951 – Sergei Kourdakov, former KGB agent
* 1952 – Steven Barnes, American writer
* 1952 – Nevada Barr, American author
* 1952 – Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer and coach
* 1952 – Jerri Nielsen, American physician (d. 2009)
* 1952 – Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
* 1952 – Brian Winters, American basketball player and coach
* 1954 – Catherine Bach, American actress
* 1954 – Ron Howard, American actor and director
* 1956 – Timothy Daly, American actor
* 1956 – Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuanian politician
* 1957 – Peter Athans, American mountaineer
* 1958 – Nik Kershaw, English musician
* 1958 – Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
* 1958 – Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist
* 1959 – Nick Griffin, British politician
* 1959 – Diamanto Manolakou, Greek politician
* 1960 – William Bennett, English musician (Whitehouse)
* 1962 – Melanie Moore, American actress
* 1963 – Rob Affuso, American drummer
* 1963 – Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
* 1963 – Maurice Benard, American actor
* 1963 – Ron Francis, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1963 – Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
* 1963 – Russell Wong, American actor
* 1964 – Clinton Gregory, American musician
* 1964 – Paul Le Guen, French football manager
* 1965 – Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey
* 1965 – Booker Huffman, American professional wrestler
* 1965 – Mary Lou Lord, American singer/songwriter
* 1966 – Susan Auch, Canadian speed-skater
* 1966 – Zack Snyder, American film-maker
* 1967 – Yelena Afanasyeva, Russian athlete
* 1967 – George Eads, American actor
* 1967 – Aron Winter, Dutch footballer
* 1968 – Salil Ankola, Indian cricketer and TV actor
* 1969 – Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
* 1969 – Doug Creek, American baseball player
* 1969 – Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
* 1969 – József Szabó, Hungarian swimmer
* 1970 – Jason V Brock, American author
* 1971 – Tyler Hamilton, American cyclist
* 1973 – Jack Davenport, English actor
* 1973 – Anton Gunn, American politician
* 1973 – Ryan Peake, Canadian guitarist (Nickelback)
* 1973 – Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ
* 1973 – Chris Webber, American basketball player
* 1974 – Stephen Davis, American football player
* 1974 – Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor
* 1974 – Shane Harwood, Australian cricketer
* 1975 – Maya Kulenovic, Canadian painter
* 1975 – Francesco Mazzariol, Italian rugby player
* 1976 – Peter F. Bell, Australian rules footballer
* 1976 – Dave Malkoff, American TV news reporter
* 1977 – Rens Blom, Dutch athlete
* 1977 – Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and model
* 1978 – Jensen Ackles, American actor
* 1978 – Donovan Patton, Guamanian television star
* 1978 – Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress
* 1980 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
* 1980 – Gennaro Bracigliano, French footballer
* 1980 – Sercan Güvenışık, Turkish footballer
* 1980 – Abdur Rehman, Pakistani cricketer
* 1980 – Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer
* 1981 – Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
* 1981 – Adam LaVorgna, American actor
* 1981 – Will Power, Australian racing driver
* 1981 – Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
* 1982 – Shalva Didebashvili, Georgian-born German rugby player
* 1982 – Juan Manuel Ortiz, Spanish footballer
* 1983 – Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
* 1983 – Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
* 1983 – Chris Hackett, English footballer
* 1983 – Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
* 1984 – Jacob Lillyman, Australian rugby league footballer
* 1984 – Naima Mora, American model
* 1984 – Alexander Steen, Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey player
* 1984 – Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby league footballer
* 1985 – J Leman, American football player
* 1985 – Andreas Ottl, German footballer
* 1986 – Jonathan Spector, American footballer
* 1987 – Ke$ha, American singer
* 1987 – Sammie, American singer
* 1988 – Trevor Cahill, American baseball player
* 1988 – Katija Pevec, American actress
* 1988 – Freddie Smith, American actor
* 1989 – Anjo Buckman, German rugby player
* 1989 – Sonya Kitchell, American singer
* 1989 – Daniella Monet, American actress
* 1989 – Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
* 1990 – Harry Eden, English actor
* 1993 – Josh McEachran Chelsea and England Footballer
* 1994 – Justin Bieber, Canadian pop star
* 1995 – Jonathan Krohn, American political prodigy

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