Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12 Birthdays

* 1270 – Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (d. 1325)
* 1478 – Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1516)
* 1607 – Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
* 1613 – André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
* 1620 – Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Swiss philologist and theologian (d. 1667)
* 1626 – John Aubrey, English antiquary and writer (d. 1697)
* 1637 – Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (d. 1671)
* 1647 – Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
* 1672 – Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
* 1685 – George Berkeley, Irish theologian (d. 1753)
* 1710 – Thomas Arne, English composer (d. 1778)
* 1713 – Johann Adolph Hass, German clavichord and harpsichord maker (d. 1771)
* 1718 – Joseph Damer, English politician (d. 1798)
* 1781 – Frederica of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1826)
* 1806 – Jane Pierce, First Lady of the United States (d. 1863)
* 1821 – Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, Canadian statesman (d. 1893)
* 1824 – Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (d. 1887)
* 1831 – Clement Studebaker, American automobile executive (d. 1901)
* 1832 – Charles Boycott, British land agent (d. 1897)
* 1835 – Simon Newcomb, Canadian-born American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1909)
* 1837 – Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (d. 1911)
* 1838 – William Henry Perkin, English chemist (d. 1907)
* 1859 – Abraham H. Cannon, American religious figure (d. 1896)
* 1863 – Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian writer (d. 1938)
* 1863 – Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (d. 1945)
* 1864 – William Halse Rivers Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)
* 1864 – Alice Tegnér, Swedish composer and organist (d. 1943)
* 1874 – Charles Weeghman, American restaurateur and owner of Chicago Cubs (d. 1938)
* 1878 – Gemma Galgani, Catholic saint and mystic (d. 1903)
* 1880 – Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-born American biochemist (d. 1952)
* 1880 – Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
* 1881 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, first President of Turkey (d. 1938)
* 1881 – Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
* 1883 – Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi official (d. 1959)
* 1889 – Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)
* 1889 – King Idris I of Libya (d. 1983)
* 1890 – Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish ballet dancer (d. 1950)
* 1890 – William Dudley Pelley, American spiritualist and politician (d. 1965)
* 1890 – Evert Taube, Swedish author and composer (d. 1976)
* 1891 – George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
* 1895 – William C. Lee, American Army general (d. 1948)
* 1907 – Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)
* 1907 – Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
* 1908 – Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
* 1908 – David Saul Marshall Singaporean statesman (d. 1995)
* 1910 – Masayoshi Ohira, Japanese statesman (d. 1980)
* 1911 – Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican statesman (d. 1979)
* 1912 – Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
* 1912 – Paul Weston, American pianist, arranger and conductor (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician (d. 1984)
* 1913 – Agathe von Trapp, member of the Trapp family signers (d. 2010)
* 1914 – Julia Lennon, mother of John Lennon (d. 1958)
* 1915 – Willibald C. Bianchi, American Army officer and Medal of Honor winner (d. 1945)
* 1917 – Millard Kaufman, American screenwriter (d. 2009)
* 1917 – Googie Withers, British actress
* 1918 – Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
* 1919 – Mike Stepovich, American attorney and last territorial governor of Alaska
* 1921 – Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (d. 2003)
* 1921 – Ülo Jõgi, Estonian historian and anti-Soviet activist (d. 2007)
* 1921 – Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (d. 1986)
* 1922 – Jack Kerouac, American writer (d. 1969)
* 1922 – Lane Kirkland, American labor leader (d. 1999)
* 1923 – Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater
* 1923 – Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (d. 2005)
* 1923 – Clara Fraser, American feminist and activist (d. 1998)
* 1923 – Hanne Hiob, German actress (d. 2009)
* 1923 – Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)
* 1923 – Mae Young, American professional wrestler
* 1924 – Claude-Gilles Gosselin, Canadian politician
* 1924 – Henri Rochon, Canadian tennis player (d. 2005)
* 1925 – Louison Bobet, French cyclist (d. 1983)
* 1925 – Georges Delerue, French film composer (d. 1992)
* 1925 – Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1925 – Harry Harrison, American author
* 1926 – George Ariyoshi, American politician
* 1926 – DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (d. 2011)
* 1927 – Raúl Alfonsín, Argentine politician (d. 2009)
* 1928 – Edward Albee, American dramatist
* 1928 – Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Canadian politician and senator
* 1928 – Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
* 1929 – Win Tin, Burmese journalist
* 1930 – Bronco Horvath, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1930 – Vernon Law, American baseball player
* 1931 – Herbert Kelleher, American airline executive
* 1931 – Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, American actor (d. 1980)
* 1932 – Andrew Young, American civil rights activist and politician
* 1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model
* 1935 – John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
* 1936 – Patrick Procktor, English artist (d. 2003)
* 1936 – Eddie Sutton, American college basketball coach
* 1938 – Lew DeWitt, American country singer and songwriter (The Statler Brothers) (d. 1990)
* 1938 – Johnny Rutherford, American automobile racer
* 1938 – Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer
* 1940 – Al Jarreau, American singer
* 1940 – M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
* 1940 – Joe Unger, American actor
* 1942 – Ratko Mladić, Serbian military commander
* 1942 – Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player
* 1945 – Sammy Gravano, American organized crime figure
* 1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
* 1946 – Frank Welker, American voice actor
* 1946 – Serge Turgeon, Canadian actor and union leader (d. 2004)
* 1946 – Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
* 1947 – Peter Harry Carstensen, German politician
* 1947 – Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (d. 1987)
* 1947 – Mitt Romney, American politician, 70th governor of Massachusetts
* 1948 – Virginia Bottomley, British politician
* 1948 – Kent Conrad, American politician
* 1948 – James Taylor, American musician
* 1949 – Rob Cohen, American film director, producer and writer
* 1949 – Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican producer and filmmaker
* 1949 – Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
* 1949 – David Mellor, British QC, politician and broadcaster
* 1950 – Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
* 1950 – Jon Provost, American actor
* 1950 – Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
* 1952 – Pierre Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1952 – Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
* 1952 – Randy Stonehill, American singer-songwriter, CCM
* 1953 – Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
* 1953 – Ron Jeremy, American pornographic actor
* 1956 – Steve Harris, English musician (Iron Maiden)
* 1956 – Dale Murphy, American baseball player
* 1957 – Patrick Battiston, French footballer
* 1957 – Marlon Jackson, American singer and musician (The Jackson 5)
* 1958 – Matt Millen, American football player
* 1960 – Kipp Lennon, American singer
* 1960 – Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
* 1960 – Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
* 1960 – Courtney B. Vance, American actor
* 1961 – Joseph Facal, Canadian politician
* 1962 – Julia Campbell, American actress
* 1962 – Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player
* 1963 – Joaquim Cruz, Brazilian runner
* 1963 – Ian Holloway, English football manager
* 1963 – Princess Farahnaz Pahlavi of Iran
* 1965 – Steve Finley, American baseball player
* 1965 – Shawn Gilbert, American baseball player
* 1965 – Steve Levy, American sports journalist
* 1965 – Coleen Nolan, British singer
* 1965 – Liza Umarova, Chechen torch singer
* 1966 – Grant Long, American basketball player
* 1966 – John Thompson III, American basketball coach
* 1967 – Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
* 1968 – Tammy Duckworth, American politician, military aviator
* 1968 – Aaron Eckhart, American actor
* 1969 – Graham Coxon, English musician (Blur)
* 1969 – Jake Tapper, American journalist
* 1970 – Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
* 1970 – Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)
* 1970 – John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
* 1970 – Ray Prewitt, American actor
* 1970 – Rex Walters, American basketball player
* 1971 – Tony Eveready, American adult film actor
* 1971 – Isaiah Rider, American basketball player
* 1972 – Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
* 1972 – James Maritato, American wrestler
* 1974 – Chris Parr, American basketball player
* 1974 – Steve Price, Australia rugby league player
* 1975 – Kelle Bryan, English singer
* 1975 – Annabel Port, English radio presenter
* 1975 – Todd Rock, American state legislator
* 1976 – Panagiotis Bahramis, Greek footballer (d. 2010)
* 1976 – Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
* 1977 – Ramiro Corrales, American footballer
* 1978 – Christianne Klein, American journalist and television personality
* 1978 – Masuimi Max, American model
* 1978 – Casey Mears, American auto racer
* 1978 – Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
* 1978 – Arina Tanemura, Japanese manga artist
* 1979 – Rhys Coiro, American actor
* 1979 – Pete Doherty, English musician
* 1979 – Nidia Guenard, American wrestler
* 1979 – Enrico Kern, German footballer
* 1979 – Shaun Rogers, American football player
* 1979 – Edwin Villafuerte, Ecuadorian footballer
* 1979 – Jamie Dwyer, Australian hockey player
* 1980 – John-Paul Lavoisier, American actor
* 1980 – Douglas Murray, Swedish ice hockey player
* 1981 – Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese wrestler
* 1981 – Maurizio Lauro, Italian footballer
* 1982 – Samm Levine, American actor
* 1982 – Zach Miner, American baseball player
* 1982 – Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer
* 1983 – Atif Aslam, Pakistani singer
* 1983 – Mikko Koivu, Finnish ice hockey player
* 1984 – Jaimie Alexander, American actress
* 1984 – Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
* 1985 – Stromae, Belgian singer and songwriter
* 1985 – Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer
* 1986 – Danny Jones, English singer (McFly)
* 1986 – Ben Offereins, Australian athlete
* 1987 – Chris Seitz, American footballer
* 1987 – Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player
* 1988 – Konstantinos Mitroglou, Greek footballer
* 1989 – Tyler Clary, American swimmer
* 1994 – Christina Grimmie, American singer, songwriter, pianist
* 1994 – Tyler Patrick Jones, American actor
* 1995 – Kanon Fukuda, Japanese singer

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