Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 17 Birthdays

* 1231 – Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242)
* 1473 – King James IV of Scotland (d. 1513)
* 1628 – François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
* 1665 – Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, French musician, harpsichordist and composer (d. 1729)
* 1676 – Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
* 1725 – Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
* 1747 – Johannes Jährig, German linguist (d. 1795)
* 1777 – Patrick Bronte, Anglo-Irish writer, curate, and father of the Bronte sisters
* 1777 – Roger Brooke Taney, 5th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1864)
* 1780 – Thomas Chalmers, Scottish pastor, social reformer, author, and scientist (d. 1847)
* 1781 – Ebenezer Elliott, British poet (d. 1849)
* 1787 – Edmund Kean, English actor (d. 1833)
* 1804 – Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881)
* 1820 – Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
* 1834 – Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor (d. 1900)
* 1846 – Kate Greenaway, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1901)
* 1856 – Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
* 1862 – Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
* 1864 – Joseph Baptista, Indian Home Rule Movement founder (d. 1930)
* 1866 – Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
* 1870 – Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
* 1872 – Konstantinos Skarlatos, Greek Olympic shooter (d. 1969)
* 1876 – Frederick Ayres, American composer (d. 1926)
* 1877 – Otto Gross, Austrian psychoanalyst (d. 1920)
* 1880 – Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
* 1880 – Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
* 1881 – Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
* 1883 – Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
* 1884 – Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
* 1886 – Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
* 1888 – Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961)
* 1892 – Benjamin Drake Van Wissen, Australian Engineer (d. 1984)
* 1894 – Paul Green, American writer (d. 1981)
* 1897 – Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
* 1900 – Alfred Newman, American film composer (d. 1970)
* 1902 – Bobby Jones, American golfer (d. 1971)
* 1907 – Sonny Werblin, American football franchise owner (d. 1991)
* 1908 – Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
* 1911 – Vello Kaaristo, Estonian cross-country skier (d. 1965)
* 1912 – Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (d. 1987)
* 1914 – Sammy Baugh, American football player (d. 2008)
* 1915 – Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
* 1916 – Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
* 1919 – Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
* 1920 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
* 1921 – Meir Amit, Israeli politician and general (d. 2009)
* 1925 – Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
* 1926 – Siegfried Lenz, German writer
* 1928 – William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
* 1930 – Paul Horn, American jazz flutist
* 1930 – James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)
* 1931 – David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
* 1932 – Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
* 1933 – Myrlie Evers-Williams, American activist
* 1936 – Ladislav Kupkovic, Slovakian composer
* 1936 – Patty Maloney, American actress
* 1936 – Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
* 1937 – Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (d. 2008)
* 1937 – Adam Wade, American singer and actor
* 1938 – Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
* 1938 – Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, Northern Irish clergyman
* 1938 – Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007)
* 1939 – Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
* 1939 – Robin Knox-Johnston, British Yachtsman
* 1940 – Mark White, American politician
* 1941 – Paul Kantner, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
* 1941 – Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician
* 1942 – John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
* 1944 – Pattie Boyd, British photographer and model
* 1944 – Cito Gaston, American baseball player and manager
* 1944 – John Sebastian, American singer and songwriter
* 1945 – Michael Hayden, American Air Force General, CIA director
* 1945 – Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
* 1947 – Jan Andersson, Swedish politician
* 1947 – Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer and producer
* 1947 – James Morrow, American author
* 1948 – Alex MacDonald, Scottish footballer and football manager
* 1948 – William Gibson, American writer
* 1949 – Patrick Duffy, American actor
* 1949 – Daniel Lavoie, Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1949 – Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
* 1950 – Patrick Adams, American record producer and songwriter
* 1951 – Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
* 1951 – Scott Gorham, American musician (Thin Lizzy)
* 1951 – Craig Ramsay, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor
* 1952 – Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
* 1952 – Barry Horne, Animal rights activist (d. 2001)
* 1953 – Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
* 1953 – Chuck Muncie, American football running back
* 1954 – Lesley-Anne Down, English actress
* 1955 – Cynthia McKinney, American politician, 2008 Presidential candidate
* 1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor
* 1956 – Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
* 1956 – Rory McGrath, English comedian and writer
* 1957 – Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
* 1957 – Michael Kelly, American journalist (d. 2003)
* 1958 – Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
* 1959 – Danny Ainge, American basketball player and coach
* 1959 – Paul Black, American rock singer
* 1959 – Christian Clemenson, American actor
* 1960 – Rebeca Arthur, American actress
* 1960 – Arye Gross, American actor
* 1960 – Vicki Lewis, American actress
* 1961 – Sam Bowie, American basketball player
* 1961 – Marcus Dillistone, Royal premiered and award-winning British film director.
* 1961 – Andrew Paul, English actor
* 1961 – Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006)
* 1961 – Casey Siemaszko, American actor
* 1961 – Alexander Bard, Swedish artist, singer (Army Of Lovers), music producer, and philosopher
* 1962 – Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
* 1962 – Clare Grogan, Scottish actress-singer
* 1963 – Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
* 1963 – Nick Peros, Canadian composer
* 1964 – Lee Dixon, English footballer
* 1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor
* 1964 – Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
* 1966 – Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
* 1967 – Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
* 1967 – Barry Minkow, American criminal and fraudster
* 1969 – Patricia Ford, American model
* 1969 – Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (d. 2010)
* 1969 – Mathew St. Patrick, American actor
* 1970 – Yanic Truesdale, Canadian actor
* 1970 – Gene Ween, American musician (Ween)
* 1971 – Bill Mueller, American baseball player
* 1972 – Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician
* 1972 – Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
* 1972 – Mia Hamm, American soccer player
* 1973 – Rico Blanco, Filipino singer (Rivermaya)
* 1973 – Caroline Corr, Irish singer and musician
* 1973 – Vance Wilson, American baseball player
* 1973 – Jerome Woods, American football player
* 1974 – Marisa Coughlan, American actress
* 1974 – Mark Dolan, British TV show host
* 1974 – Oliver Palotai, German keyboard player (Doro)
* 1975 – Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)
* 1975 – Gina Holden, Canadian actress
* 1975 – Mason Jennings, American musician
* 1975 – Andrew "Test" Martin, Canadian wrestler (d. 2009)
* 1975 – Puneet Rajkumar, Indian (Kannada) actor, singer and director
* 1975 – Natalie Zea, American actress
* 1976 – Brittany Daniel, American actress
* 1976 – Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
* 1976 – Scott Downs, American baseball player
* 1976 – Stephen Gately, Irish singer, musician, and actor (Boyzone) (d. 2009)
* 1976 – Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
* 1978 – Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and director
* 1979 – Nicole "Coco" Austin, American glamor model
* 1979 – Stormy Daniels, American pornographic actress
* 1979 – Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1979 – Samoa Joe, Samoan wrestler
* 1979 – Sharman Joshi, Indian actor
* 1979 – Stephen Kramer Glickman, American actor and comedian
* 1980 – Danny Califf, American soccer player
* 1980 – Katie Morgan, American pornographic actress
* 1981 – Aaron Baddeley, Australian golfer
* 1981 – Servet Çetin, Turkish footballer
* 1981 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
* 1981 – Thorsten Stuckmann, German footballer
* 1982 – Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
* 1983 – Raul Meireles, Portuguese footballer
* 1985 – Vassiliki Arvaniti, Greek beach volleyball player
* 1986 – Edin Džeko, Bosnian footballer
* 1986 – Miles Kane, British musician
* 1986 – Olesya Rulin, Russian actress
* 1987 – Krisnan Inu, New Zealand rugby player
* 1987 – Rob Kardashian, American model and singer
* 1987 – Ryan Parent, Canadian hockey player
* 1987 – Bobby Ryan, American ice hockey player
* 1990 – Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton player
* 1997 – Julia Winter, British Actress

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