Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2 Birthdays

* 1316 – King Robert II of Scotland (d. 1390)
* 1409 – John II of Alençon, Duke of Alençon and Count of Perche (d. 1476)
* 1459 – Pope Adrian VI (d. 1523)
* 1545 – Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and library founder (d. 1613)
* 1578 – George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
* 1705 – William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
* 1755 – Antoine-Frédéric Gresnick, Belgian classical composer (d. 1799)
* 1760 – Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)
* 1770 – Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
* 1779 – Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)
* 1793 – Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
* 1800 – Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
* 1810 – Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)
* 1816 – Alexander H. Bullock, American politician and 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
* 1817 – János Arany, Hungarian journalist (d. 1882)
* 1820 – Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)
* 1824 – Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (d. 1884)
* 1829 – Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (d. 1906)
* 1836 – Henry Billings Brown, American jurist (d. 1913)
* 1842 – Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
* 1843 – Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
* 1849 – Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (d. 1930)
* 1859 – Sholom Aleichem, Russian novelist (d. 1916)
* 1860 – Susanna M. Salter, American politician (d. 1961)
* 1862 – Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
* 1876 – Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
* 1878 – William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
* 1886 – Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
* 1897 – Minor Hall, American jazz musician (d. 1959)
* 1900 – Kurt Weill, German composer (d. 1950)
* 1902 – Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
* 1904 – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)
* 1905 – Marc Blitzstein American composer (d. 1964)
* 1908 – Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
* 1908 – Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
* 1909 – Mel Ott, American baseball player (d. 1958)
* 1912 – Henry Katzman, American composer and pianist (d. 2001)
* 1913 – Godfried Bomans, Flemish author and television personality (d. 1971)
* 1913 – Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)
* 1913 – Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
* 1914 – Martin Ritt, American director (d. 1990)
* 1917 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)
* 1917 – David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
* 1917 – Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (d. 1976)
* 1918 – Peter O'Sullevan, Irish horse racing commentator
* 1919 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)
* 1919 – Tamara Toumanova, Russian ballerina and actress (d. 1996)
* 1920 – Heinz-Ludwig Schmidt, German football manager (d. 2008)
* 1922 – Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American jazz tenor saxophonist (d. 1986)
* 1923 – Basil Hume, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, England (d. 1999)
* 1923 – Orrin Keepnews, American writer and critic
* 1923 – Robert H. Michel, American politician
* 1924 – Cal Abrams, American baseball player
* 1926 – Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
* 1927 – Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist and economist
* 1928 – Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
* 1930 – John Cullum, American actor and singer
* 1930 – Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
* 1931 – Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Nobel laureate and statesman
* 1931 – Tom Wolfe, American author
* 1932 – Gun Hägglund, Swedish news presenter (d. 2011)
* 1934 – Dottie Rambo, American singer (d. 2008)
* 1935 – Al Waxman, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
* 1937 – Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
* 1937 – Denny Crum, College basketball coach
* 1938 – Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
* 1938 – Lawrence Payton, American singer and songwriter (The Four Tops) (d. 1997)
* 1939 – BarBara Luna, American actress
* 1940 – Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
* 1941 – Jon Finch, English actor
* 1941 – David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General
* 1942 – Jonathan Borofsky, American artist
* 1942 – Kwang Jo Choi, Korean Choi Kwang-Do champion
* 1942 – Peter Guber, American film producer
* 1942 – John Irving, American author
* 1942 – Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Last Prime Minister of Iran
* 1942 – Luc Plamondon, Canadian lyricist
* 1942 – Lou Reed, American singer and guitarist
* 1943 – Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
* 1943 – Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1943 – Tony Meehan, English drummer (The Shadows) (d. 2005)
* 1943 – Peter Straub, American author
* 1944 – Uschi Glas, German actress
* 1947 – Harry Redknapp, English football manager
* 1948 – Larry Carlton, American guitarist
* 1948 – Rory Gallagher, Irish guitarist (d. 1995)
* 1948 – Jeff Kennett, Australian former politician
* 1949 – Alain Chamfort, French singer
* 1949 – Gates McFadden, American actress
* 1949 – J. P. R. Williams, Welsh rugby union player
* 1950 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)
* 1950 – Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
* 1952 – Mark Evanier, American writer
* 1952 – Laraine Newman, American actress
* 1953 – Russ Feingold, American politician
* 1954 – Hans-Jürgen Baake, German footballer
* 1954 – Eddie Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1955 – Shoko Asahara, Japanese cult leader
* 1955 – Ken Salazar, American politician, United States Senator from Colorado, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior
* 1955 – Terrence Stone, Irish-American voice actor
* 1956 – John Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills)
* 1956 – Mark Evans, Australian bassist (AC/DC)
* 1958 – Kevin Curren, South African tennis player
* 1958 – Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
* 1959 – GX Jupitter-Larsen, American artist and writer
* 1960 – Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player
* 1960 – Debra Marshall, American professional wrestler and manager
* 1961 – Simone Young, Australian conductor
* 1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)
* 1962 – Al Del Greco, American football player
* 1962 – Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
* 1962 – Tom Nordlie, Norwegian football coach
* 1962 – Michael Salinger, American poet
* 1962 – Scott "La Rock" Sterling, American musician (Scott La Rock) (d. 1987)
* 1962 – Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
* 1963 – Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider
* 1963 – Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter
* 1964 – Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)
* 1964 – Laird Hamilton, American big-wave surfer
* 1964 – Megan Leigh, American porn star (d. 1990)
* 1965 – Ron Gant, American baseball player
* 1965 – Lembit Öpik, British politician
* 1968 – Daniel Craig, English actor
* 1969 – Alessandro Moscardi, Italian rugby player
* 1970 – Alexander Armstrong, British comedian, actor and television presenter
* 1971 – Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
* 1971 – Lisa Lackey, Australian actress
* 1971 – Amber Smith, American actress and model
* 1972 – Richard Ruccolo, American actor
* 1973 – Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
* 1973 – Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
* 1974 – Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer
* 1974 – Monika Niederstätter, Italian athlete
* 1976 – Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist
* 1976 – JJ Fernandez, Malaysian radio personality
* 1977 – Dominique Canty, American basketball player
* 1977 – Jay Gibbons, American baseball player
* 1977 – Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)
* 1977 – Heather McComb, American actress
* 1977 – Andrew Strauss, English cricket player
* 1978 – Tomáš Kaberle, Czech ice hockey player
* 1978 – Giannis Skopelitis, Greek footballer
* 1979 – Sergei Davydov, Belarusian figure skater
* 1979 – Damien Duff, Irish footballer
* 1979 – Nicky Weaver, English footballer
* 1980 – Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
* 1980 – Karl Dominik, Polish-born actor
* 1980 – Sunny Lane, American pornographic actress
* 1980 – Édson Nobre, Angolan footballer
* 1980 – Vincent Walker, American musician (Suburban Legends)
* 1981 – Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
* 1982 – Jade Galbraith, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1982 – Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
* 1982 – Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
* 1982 – Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
* 1982 – Corey Webster, American football player
* 1983 – Kolawole Agodirin, Nigerian footballer
* 1983 – Jay McClement, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1983 – Glen Perkins, American baseball player
* 1983 – Ryan Shannon, American ice hockey player
* 1984 – Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
* 1985 – Reggie Bush, American football player
* 1985 – Robert Iler, American actor
* 1985 – Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
* 1985 – Suso Santana, Spanish football player
* 1986 – Jon D'Aversa, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1988 – Nicola Geuer, German tennis player
* 1988 – Keith Jack, Scottish singer and actor
* 1988 – Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver
* 1988 – Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
* 1989 – Toby Alderweireld, Belgian footballer
* 1989 – Alemão, Brazilian footballer
* 1989 – Shane Vereen, American college football player
* 1990 – Lee Hongki, Korean singer (F.T. Island)

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