Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18 Birthdays

* 1395 – John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military leader (d. 1447)
* 1496 – Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England; wife of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
* 1555 – François, Duke of Anjou (d. 1584)
* 1590 – Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
* 1602 – Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (d. 1679)
* 1603 – Simon Bradstreet, British colonial magistrate (d. 1693)
* 1603 – King John IV of Portugal, composer, patron of music and the arts, and musicologist (d. 1656)
* 1609 – King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1670)
* 1634 – Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (d. 1693)
* 1640 – Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)
* 1657 – Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer (d. 1743)
* 1679 – Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
* 1685 – Ralph Ersine, Scottish minister (d. 1752)
* 1690 – Christian Goldbach, Prussian mathematician (d. 1764)
* 1701 – Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)
* 1780 – Milos Obrenovic, Serbian noble and nationalist (d. 1860)
* 1782 – John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)
* 1813 – Christian Friedrich Hebbel, German writer (d. 1864)
* 1814 – Jacob Bunn, American industrialist and financier (d. 1897)
* 1823 – Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy, French general (d. 1883)
* 1828 – William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
* 1837 – Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)
* 1840 – William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
* 1842 – Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
* 1844 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (d. 1908)
* 1848 – Nathanael Herreshoff, American naval architect (d. 1938)
* 1848 – Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1939)
* 1853 – Emilie Kempin-Spyri, first woman in Switzerland to graduate with a law degree (d.1901)
* 1858 – Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (d. 1913)
* 1869 – Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940)
* 1874 – Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher (d. 1948)
* 1877 – Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
* 1877 – Clem Hill, Australian cricketer (d. 1945)
* 1882 – Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer (d. 1973)
* 1884 – Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)
* 1886 – Edward Everett Horton, American actor (d. 1970)
* 1891 – Alice Cullen, Scottish politician (d. 1969)
* 1898 – Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
* 1893 – Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
* 1893 – Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
* 1893 – Wilfred Owen, British poet (d. 1918)
* 1901 – William H. Johnson, American artist (d. 1970)
* 1904 – Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
* 1904 – Margaret Tucker, Australian indigenous-rights activist (d. 1996)
* 1905 – Robert Donat, English actor (d. 1958)
* 1905 – Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
* 1907 – John Zachary Young, British biologist (d. 1997)
* 1909 – Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)
* 1911 – Smiley Burnette, American singer and songwriter (d. 1967)
* 1912 – Art Gilmore, American actor (d. 2010)
* 1913 – René Clément, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
* 1913 – Werner Mölders, German WWII fighter pilot (d. 1941)
* 1915 – Richard Condon, American novelist (d. 1996)
* 1918 – Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
* 1918 – Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
* 1919 – Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
* 1922 – Egon Bahr, German politician
* 1922 – Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist (d. 2011)
* 1923 – Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
* 1925 – James Pickles, English jurist and columnist (d. 2010)
* 1926 – Peter Graves, American actor (d. 2010)
* 1926 – Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
* 1927 – John Kander, American songwriter
* 1927 – George Plimpton, American writer and actor (d. 2003)
* 1928 – Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
* 1928 – Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist
* 1928 – Fidel V. Ramos, Philippine politician
* 1929 – John Macurdy, American bass
* 1929 – Samuel Pisar, Polish author and Holocaust survivor
* 1930 – Pat Halcox, British musician
* 1931 – Howard Coble, American politician
* 1931 – John Fraser, Scottish actor
* 1931 – John Mollo, British costume designer
* 1932 – John Updike, American author (d. 2009)
* 1934 – Roy Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)
* 1935 – Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician
* 1936 – Frederik Willem de Klerk, South African politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
* 1937 – Rudi Altig, German cyclist
* 1937 – Mark Donohue, American race car driver (d. 1975)
* 1938 – Carl Gottlieb, American screenwriter and actor
* 1938 – Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor
* 1938 – Timo Mäkinen, Finnish race car driver
* 1938 – Charley Pride, American musician
* 1938 –Machiko Soga, Japanese voice actress and actress (d. 2006)
* 1939 – Ron Atkinson, English former footballer and manager
* 1939 – Kenny Lynch, British entertainer
* 1939 – Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
* 1941 – John W. Derr, American politician
* 1941 – Wilson Pickett, American singer (d. 2006)
* 1942 – Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
* 1943 – Kevin Dobson, American actor
* 1943 – Toula Grivas, Greek actress
* 1944 – Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military figure and politician
* 1944 – Dick Smith, Australian entrepreneur and adventurer
* 1945 – Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress
* 1945 – Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer
* 1945 – Michael Reagan, American radio host; adopted son of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman
* 1946 – Martyn Griffiths, British racing driver
* 1946 – Michel Leclère, French racing driver
* 1947 – Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright
* 1947 – Patrick Chesnais, French actor
* 1947 – Roger Kenneth Evans, English politician
* 1947 – Heather Ryan, American model
* 1947 – B.J. Wilson, English drummer (d. 1990)
* 1948 – Guy Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1948 – Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
* 1948 – Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
* 1949 – Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (d. 2010)
* 1949 – Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician
* 1949 – Hannu Siitonen, Finnish athlete
* 1950 – James Conlon, American conductor (Los Angeles Opera)
* 1950 – Brad Dourif, American actor
* 1950 – John Hartman, American drummer (Doobie Brothers)
* 1950 – Rod Milburn, American athlete (d. 1997)
* 1950 – Eiji Okuda, Japanese actor and film director
* 1950 – Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
* 1951 – Ben Cohen, American ice cream maker
* 1951 – Bill Frisell, American jazz musician
* 1952 – Will Durst, American political satirist
* 1952 – Mike Webster, American football player (d. 2002)
* 1955 – Jeff Stelling, English sports television presenter
* 1955 – Francis G. Slay, American politician
* 1956 – Rick Martel, Canadian wrestler
* 1956 – Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American escort agency operator (d. 2008)
* 1956 – Ingemar Stenmark, Swedish skier
* 1957 – Christer Fuglesang, Swedish astronaut
* 1957 – György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
* 1957 – Wolfgang Schilling, German footballer
* 1959 – Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
* 1960 – Richard Biggs, American actor (d. 2004)
* 1960 – Guy Carbonneau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
* 1960 – James MacPherson, Scottish actor
* 1960 – James Plaskett, British professional chess player
* 1961 – Grant Hart, American musician (Hüsker Dü)
* 1961 – Todd Nelson, American tennis player
* 1962 – Irene Cara, American singer and actress
* 1962 – Brian Fisher, American baseball player
* 1962 – Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor
* 1962 – James McMurtry, American folk singer and songwriter
* 1962 – Mike Rowe, American television personality
* 1962 – Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor
* 1963 – Keith Brown, English cricketer
* 1963 –Jeff LaBar, American guitarist
* 1963 – Vanessa L. Williams, American beauty queen, actress, and singer
* 1964 – Bonnie Blair, American speed skater
* 1964 – Seymore Butts, American actor
* 1964 – Alex Caffi, Italian racecar driver
* 1964 – Paul Elliott, English footballer
* 1964 – Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist
* 1964 – Rozalla, Zambian singer
* 1965 – Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
* 1965 – Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
* 1966 – Jerry Cantrell, American musician
* 1966 – Peter Jones, British entrepreneur
* 1966 – Daniel S. Nevins, American rabbi
* 1967 – Miki Berenyi, English singer (Lush)
* 1967 – Ken Edenfield, American baseball player
* 1968 – Eudes, duc d'Angoulême, French prince
* 1968 – Paul Marsden, British politician
* 1968 – Shinichiro Miki, Japanese voice actor
* 1969 – Andy Cutting, English folk musician and composer
* 1969 – Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukrainian chess player
* 1969 – J. David Shapiro, American screenwriter, actor and director
* 1969 – Shaun Udal, English cricketer
* 1970 – Queen Latifah, American singer and actress
* 1971 – Mariaan de Swardt, South African tennis player
* 1972 – Dane Cook, American comedian and actor
* 1972 – Anja Möllenbeck, German discus thrower
* 1972 – Nathan Quarry, American mixed martial arts fighter
* 1973 – Max Barry, Australian author
* 1973 – Luci Christian, American voice actress
* 1974 – Tina Križan, Slovenian tennis player
* 1974 – Laure Savasta, French basketball player
* 1975 – Sutton Foster, American actress, singer, and dancer
* 1975 – Rodleen Getsic, American musician and civil servant
* 1975 – Brian Griese, American football player
* 1975 – Kimmo Timonen, Finnish hockey player
* 1975 – Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
* 1976 – Giovanna Antonelli, Brazilian actress
* 1976 – Jovan Kirovski, American soccer player
* 1976 – Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player
* 1976 – Scott Podsednik, American baseball player
* 1976 – Mike Quackenbush, American wrestler
* 1977 – Zdeno Chára, Slovak ice hockey player
* 1977 – Devin Lima, American singer
* 1977 – Danny Murphy, English footballer
* 1977 – Fernando Rodney, Dominican baseball player
* 1977 – Willy Sagnol, French footballer
* 1977 – Terrmel Sledge, American baseball player
* 1978 – Khalilah Adams, American actress
* 1978 – Jan Bulis, Czech ice hockey player
* 1978 – Brooke Hanson, Australian swimmer
* 1978 – Antonio Margarito, Mexican boxer
* 1978 – Brian Scalabrine, American basketball player
* 1978 – Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player
* 1978 – Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
* 1979 – Dramane Coulibaly, Malian footballer
* 1979 – Danneel Harris, American actress
* 1979 – Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)
* 1979 – Anthony Maher, American soccer player
* 1980 – Sebastien Frey, French footballer
* 1980 – Sophia Myles, English actress
* 1980 – Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater
* 1981 – Tora Berger, Norwegian biathlete
* 1981 – Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
* 1981 – Kasib Powell, American basketball player
* 1981 – Doug Warren, American Soccer Player
* 1981 – Lovro Zovko, Croatian tennis player
* 1982 – Chad Cordero, American baseball player
* 1982 – Timo Glock, German Formula One driver
* 1982 – Pedro Mantorras, Angolan footballer
* 1983 – Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro, French tennis player
* 1983 – Michael Hutter, American wrestler
* 1983 – Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player
* 1983 – Tomasz Stolpa, Polish footballer
* 1984 – Rajeev Ram, American tennis player
* 1984 – Simone Padoin, Italian footballer
* 1984 – Gary Roberts, English footballer
* 1984 – Vonzell Solomon, American singer
* 1985 – Gennaro Esposito, Italian footballer
* 1985 – Marvin Humes, British singer (JLS; VS)
* 1985 – Vince Lia, Australian footballer
* 1986 – Abdennour Cherif El Ouazzani, Algerian footballer
* 1986 – Bia Figueiredo, Brazilian racing driver
* 1986 – Kaloyan Ivanov, Bulgarian basketball player
* 1986 – Lykke Li, Swedish singer
* 1987 – Gabriel Mercado, Argentinian footballer
* 1987 – Cesare Rickler, Italian footballer
* 1987 – Rebecca Soni, American swimmer
* 1987 – Mauro Zárate, Argentinian footballer
* 1989 – Francesco Checcucci, Italian footballer
* 1989 – Lily Collins, British-American actress and television personality
* 1990 – Corey Liuget, American football player
* 1991 – Constantinos Hilas, Greek director and actor
* 1991 – Dylan Mattingly, American composer and musician
* 1996 – Madeline Carroll, American actress
* 1997 – Ciara Bravo, American actress

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