Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15 Birthdays

* 938 – Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (d. 963)
* 1275 – Margaret of England (1275–1333), English princess (d. 1333)
* 1455 – Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
* 1493 – Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
* 1591 – Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
* 1638 – Shunzhi Emperor of China (d. 1661)
* 1666 – George Bähr, German architect (d. 1738)
* 1684 – Francesco Durante, Italian composer (d. 1755)
* 1713 – Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (d. 1762)
* 1737 – Amarindra, Queen consort to King Rama I of Siam (d. 1826)
* 1754 – Archibald Menzies, Scottish naturalist and surgeon (d. 1842)
* 1767 – Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
* 1771 – Robert Hett Chapman, American Presbyterian minister and president of the University of North Carolina (d. 1833)
* 1779 – William Lamb, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, (d. 1848)
* 1790 – Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)
* 1791 – Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
* 1809 – Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
* 1809 – Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (d. 1876)
* 1813 – John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
* 1818 – Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
* 1821 – Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
* 1821 – Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
* 1821 – William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892)
* 1824 – Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
* 1830 – Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1914)
* 1830 – Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
* 1831 – Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
* 1835 – John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
* 1835 – Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (d. 1916)
* 1838 – Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)
* 1851 – William Mitchell Ramsay, Scottish archaeologist (d. 1939)
* 1852 – Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish dramatist (d. 1932)
* 1854 – Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
* 1860 – Waldemar Haffkine, Russian Jewish bacteriologist (d. 1930)
* 1864 – Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian composer (d. 1935)
* 1865 – Manuk Abeghian, scholar of Armenian literature and folklore (d. 1944)
* 1866 – Matthew Charlton, Australian politician (d. 1948)
* 1866 – Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor (d. 1910)
* 1867 – Lionel Johnson, British poet (d. 1902)
* 1868 – Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
* 1869 – Stanisław Wojciechowski, President of Poland (d. 1953)
* 1874 – Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
* 1882 – James Lightbody, American middle distance runner (d. 1953)
* 1884 – Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1951)
* 1887 – Marjorie Merriweather Post, American entrepreneur (d. 1973)
* 1890 – Boris Nikolaevich Delaunay, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)
* 1892 – James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
* 1897 – Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
* 1899 – George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)
* 1904 – Yu Gwan-sun, Korean independence fighter (d. 1920)
* 1905 – Berthold von Stauffenberg, German lawyer and Nazi opponent (d. 1944)
* 1907 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
* 1910 – Nick Stewart, American actor (d. 2000)
* 1912 – Louis Paul Boon, Flemish journalist and novelist (d. 1979)
* 1912 – Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (d. 1982)
* 1913 – Macdonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
* 1913 – Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
* 1914 – Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
* 1915 – Caterina Boratto, Italian film actress (d. 2010)
* 1915 – Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
* 1916 – Frank Coghlan Jr, American actor (d. 2009)
* 1916 – Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
* 1916 – Harry James, American musician and band leader (d. 1983)
* 1918 – Richard Ellmann, American biographer (d. 1987)
* 1918 – Punch Imlach, Canadian hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
* 1919 – Lawrence Tierney, American actor (d. 2002)
* 1920 – Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
* 1920 – E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel laureate
* 1921 – Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
* 1921 – Stafford Smythe, Canadian hockey executive (d. 1971)
* 1923 – Charles Wheeler, British journalist (d. 2008)
* 1924 – Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
* 1925 – Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist (d. 2007)
* 1926 – Ben Johnston, American composer
* 1926 – Norm Van Brocklin, American football player (d. 1983)
* 1927 – Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
* 1927 – Christian Marquand, French actor and director (d. 2000)
* 1927 – Carl Smith, American singer (d. 2010)
* 1930 – Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1930 – Kostas Nestoridis, Greek footballer
* 1931 – Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan (d. 2011)
* 1932 – Alan Bean, American astronaut
* 1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Supreme Court justice
* 1933 – Philippe de Broca, French film director (d. 2004)
* 1934 – Aldo Giorgini, Italian artist
* 1934 – Richard Layard, Baron Layard, British economist
* 1934 – Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
* 1935 – Judd Hirsch, American actor
* 1935 – Jimmy Swaggart, American televangelist
* 1935 – Leonid Yengibarian, Armenian clown and actor (d. 1972)
* 1936 – David Andrews, Irish politician
* 1936 – Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
* 1939 – David Eisenberg, American biochemist
* 1939 – Ted Kaufman, American politician
* 1939 – Julie Tullis, British climber (d. 1986)
* 1939 – Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
* 1940 – Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
* 1940 – Frank Dobson, British politician
* 1940 – Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
* 1940 – Mel Phillips, American radio programmer
* 1941 – Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
* 1944 – Chi Cheng, Taiwanese athlete and politician
* 1944 – Jacques Doillon, French film director
* 1944 – Sly Stone, American musician
* 1945 – A. K. Faezul Huq, Bengali lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
* 1945 – Mark J. Green, American public official
* 1946 – Bobby Bonds, American baseball player (d. 2003)
* 1946 – Masaharu Satō, Japanese seiyū
* 1946 – Howard E. Scott, American musician (War)
* 1947 – Ry Cooder, American guitarist
* 1947 – Gino Ferrin, German footballer
* 1947 – Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
* 1948 – Kate Bornstein, American author
* 1948 – Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
* 1950 – Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
* 1952 – Howard Devoto, British musician (Buzzcocks, Magazine)
* 1952 – Howard Koh, American state government official
* 1953 – Kostas Bigalis, Greek singer and songwriter
* 1953 – Richard Bruton, Irish politician
* 1953 – Heather Graham, American writer
* 1954 – Massimo Bubola, Italian singer-songwriter
* 1954 – Bob Budiansky, American comic book writer, illustrator, and editor
* 1954 – Craig Wasson, American actor
* 1955 – Dee Snider, American singer (Twisted Sister)
* 1956 – Clay Matthews, American football player
* 1957 – Joaquim de Almeida, Portuguese-American actor
* 1957 – Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
* 1957 – Park Overall, American actress
* 1957 – David Silverman, American animator
* 1959 – Harold Baines, American baseball player
* 1959 – Renny Harlin, Finnish film director
* 1959 – Lisa Holton, American writer
* 1959 – Fabio Lanzoni, Italian model
* 1960 – Mike Pagliarulo, American baseball player
* 1960 – Marco Pennette, American television producer
* 1960 – Chris Sanders, American animator and director
* 1961 – Terry Cummings, American basketball player
* 1961 – Craig Ludwig, American ice hockey player
* 1962 – Jimmy Baio, American actor
* 1962 – Terence Trent D'Arby, American singer
* 1963 – Bret Michaels, American musician (Poison)
* 1964 – Rockwell, American musician
* 1964 – Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
* 1965 – Svetlana Medvedeva, First Lady of Russia
* 1967 – Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
* 1968 – Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
* 1968 – Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray)
* 1968 – Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician
* 1968 – Sabrina Salerno, Italian singer
* 1968 – Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
* 1969 – Rona Ambrose, Canadian politician
* 1969 – Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
* 1969 – Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
* 1969 – Elvir Laković Laka, Bosnian rock singer
* 1969 – Apollo Papathanasio, Swedish vocalist
* 1969 – Kim Raver, American actress
* 1969 – Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
* 1970 – Derek Parra, American speed skater
* 1971 – Penny Lancaster, English model
* 1971 – Joanne Wise, English long jumper
* 1972 – Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
* 1972 – Mike Tomlin, American football coach
* 1973 – Boris Durdevic, Croatian musician
* 1973 – Lee Jung-jae, South Korean actor & model
* 1974 – Robert Fick, American baseball player
* 1975 – Eva Longoria, American actress
* 1975 – Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
* 1975 – Darcy Tucker, Canadian hockey player
* 1975 – Will.i.am, American musician
* 1976 – Katherine Brooks, American television director
* 1976 – Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
* 1977 – Adrian Burnside, Australian baseball player
* 1977 – Joe Hahn, American musician (Linkin Park)
* 1977 – Brian Tee, American actor
* 1978 – Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
* 1979 – Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player
* 1980 – Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
* 1981 – Mikael Forssell, Finnish footballer
* 1981 – Veronica Maggio, Swedish singer
* 1981 – Young Buck, American rapper
* 1982 – Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
* 1982 – Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
* 1982 – Emily Tyndall, American actress
* 1983 – Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
* 1983 – Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
* 1983 – Ben Hilfenhaus, Australian cricketer
* 1984 – Badradine Belloumou, French-born football player
* 1984 – Juninho, Brazilian footballer
* 1984 – Kostas Vasileiadis, Greek basketball player
* 1985 – Eva Amurri, American actress
* 1985 – Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder
* 1985 – Tom Chilton, British racing driver
* 1985 – Curtis Davies, English footballer
* 1985 – Kellan Lutz, American model and actor
* 1985 – James MacLurcan, Australian actor
* 1986 – Adrianne Leon, American singer-songwriter and actress
* 1987 – Taiwan Brown, American video jockey
* 1988 – Chris Lent, American drummer and keyboardist
* 1988 – James Reimer, Canadian hockey player
* 1989 – Bryce Gibbs, Australian rules footballer
* 1989 – Caitlin Wachs, American actress
* 1990 – Siobhan Magnus, American singer
* 1991 – Kii Kitano, Japanese actress

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