Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20 Birthdays

* 43 BC – Ovid, Roman poet (d. 17 AD)
* 1469 – Princess Cecily of York (d. 1507)
* 1477 – Jerome Emser, German theologian (d. 1527)
* 1502 – Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
* 1639 – Ivan Mazepa, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1709)
* 1725 – Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
* 1735 – Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (d. 1784)
* 1737 – Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (d. 1809)
* 1741 – Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
* 1770 – Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
* 1799 – Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
* 1800 – Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican Head of State (d. 1845)
* 1811 – Napoleon II, Emperor of the French and King of Rome (d. 1832)
* 1823 – Ned Buntline, American publisher (d. 1886)
* 1828 – Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian writer (d. 1906)
* 1831 – Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman (d. 1881)
* 1834 – Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University (d. 1926)
* 1836 – Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (d. 1886)
* 1836 – Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (d. 1919)
* 1840 – Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (d. 1894)
* 1856 – Sir John Lavery, Irish artist (d. 1941)
* 1856 – Frederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor (d. 1915)
* 1870 – Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (d. 1964)
* 1874 – Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
* 1876 – Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1927)
* 1879 – Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (d. 1960)
* 1882 – René Coty, French President (d. 1962)
* 1890 – Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (d. 1957)
* 1890 – Lauritz Melchior, Danish tenor (d. 1973)
* 1895 – Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
* 1903 – Edgar Buchanan, American actor (d. 1979)
* 1904 – B. F. Skinner, American psychologist (d. 1990)
* 1905 – Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
* 1906 – Abraham Beame, American politician (d. 2001)
* 1906 – Mickey Hirschl, Austrian wrestler (d. 1991)
* 1906 – Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)
* 1907 – Ruby Muhammad, American matriarch of Black Islam (d. 2011)
* 1908 – Sir Michael Redgrave, English actor (d. 1985)
* 1911 – Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
* 1914 – Wendell Corey, American actor (d. 1968)
* 1915 – Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian politician, President (1974-1986) (d. 2000)
* 1915 – Sviatoslav Richter, Soviet pianist (d. 1997)
* 1916 – Pierre Messmer, French politician, Prime Minister (1972-1974) (d. 2007)
* 1917 – Vera Lynn, English actress and singer
* 1918 – Jack Barry, American TV host (d. 1984)
* 1918 – Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
* 1918 – Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist
* 1920 – Pamela Harriman, British-American diplomat (d. 1997)
* 1921 – Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American singer (d. 1973)
* 1921 – Dušan Pirjevec, Slovenian resistance fighter, philosopher and literary historian (d. 1977)
* 1922 – Larry Elgart, American saxophonist and bandleader
* 1922 – Ray Goulding, American comedian (d. 1990)
* 1922 – Carl Reiner, American film director
* 1923 – Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (d. 2006)
* 1924 – Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (d. 1998)
* 1925 – John Ehrlichman, American political figure (d. 1999)
* 1927 – John Joubert, South African-born British composer
* 1928 – Fred Rogers, American TV host (d. 2003)
* 1929 – Germán Robles, Spanish actor
* 1931 – Hal Linden, American actor
* 1933 – George Altman, American baseball player
* 1933 – Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
* 1934 – Willie Brown, American politician
* 1934 – David Malouf, Australian author
* 1935 – Ted Bessell, American actor (d. 1996)
* 1936 – Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist
* 1936 – Vaughn Meader, American comedian (d. 2004)
* 1937 – Lois Lowry, American children's author
* 1937 – Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
* 1938 – Sergei Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist
* 1939 – Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada
* 1940 – Stathis Chaitas, Greek fooballer
* 1941 – Pat Corrales, American baseball player
* 1941 – Kenji Kimihara, Japanese long-distance runner
* 1943 – Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer
* 1943 – Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
* 1943 – Paul Junger Witt, American TV producer
* 1945 – Henry Bartholomay, American fighter pilot
* 1945 – Byron Fidetzis, Greek conductor and cellist
* 1945 – Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
* 1945 – Pat Riley, American basketball player and coach
* 1947 – John Boswell, American historian (d. 1994)
* 1948 – John de Lancie, American actor
* 1948 – Marva Wright, American blues singer (d. 2010)
* 1948 – Bobby Orr, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1949 – Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist
* 1950 – William Hurt, American actor
* 1950 – Carl Palmer, English drummer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
* 1951 – Curt Smith, American author and media host
* 1951 – Jimmie Vaughan, American blues guitarist
* 1952 – Geoff Brabham, Australian racing driver
* 1954 – Mike Francesa, American sports talk show host
* 1954 – Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
* 1954 – Paul Mirabella, American baseball player
* 1954 – Louis Sachar, American author
* 1956 – Catherine Ashton, British politician
* 1956 – Anne Donahue, Vermont state representative
* 1957 – Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress
* 1957 – David Foster, Australian woodchopper
* 1957 – Spike Lee, American film director
* 1957 – Theresa Russell, American actress
* 1957 – Chris Wedge, American animator
* 1958 – Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
* 1958 – Holly Hunter, American actress
* 1958 – Stephen Sommers, American film director
* 1959 – Dave Beasant, English football goalkeeper
* 1959 – Steve McFadden, British actor
* 1959 – Sting, American professional wrestler
* 1960 – Norm Magnusson, American fine artist
* 1960 – Norbert Pohlmann, German computer scientist
* 1961 – Ingrid Arndt-Brauer, German politician
* 1961 – Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
* 1961 – Slim Jim Phantom, American musician (Stray Cats)
* 1963 – Paul Annacone, American tennis player
* 1963 – Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)
* 1963 – David Thewlis, British actor
* 1963 – Kathy Ireland, American model and actress
* 1964 – Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer
* 1965 – William Dalrymple, Writer and Historian
* 1966 – Alka Yagnik, Indian singer
* 1967 – Mookie Blaylock, American basketball player
* 1968 – A. J. Jacobs, American journalist and author
* 1968 – Paul Merson, English footballer
* 1968 – Liza Snyder, American actress
* 1969 – Caroline Brunet, Canadian kayaker
* 1969 – Mannie Fresh, American producer
* 1969 – Jean Labonté, Canadian sledge hockey player
* 1970 – Michael Rapaport, American actor
* 1970 – Michele Jaffe, American novelist
* 1971 – Manny Alexander, Dominican baseball player
* 1971 – Ingrid Kavelaars, Canadian actress
* 1971 – Touré, American writer
* 1972 – Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
* 1972 – Marco Sejna, German footballer
* 1973 – Jane March, English actress
* 1973 – Jung Woo-sung, South Korean actor
* 1973 – Cedric Yarbrough, American actor
* 1974 – Paula Garces, Colombian actress
* 1974 – Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
* 1976 – Chester Bennington, American musician (Linkin Park)
* 1979 – Silvia Abascal, Spanish actress
* 1979 – Freema Agyeman, British actress
* 1979 – Bianca Lawson, American actress
* 1979 – Keven Mealamu, New Zealand rugby player
* 1979 – Bernard O'Connor, Gaelic Footballer
* 1979 – Molly Jenson, American musician
* 1979 – Fiona Wade, British actress
* 1980 – Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
* 1980 – Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer
* 1981 – Ian Murray, Scottish football player
* 1982 – Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
* 1982 – Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
* 1982 – José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
* 1984 – Valtteri Filppula, Finnish ice-hockey player
* 1984 – Markus Niemelä, Finnish racing driver
* 1984 – Christy Carlson Romano, American actress
* 1984 – Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
* 1984 – Marcus Vick, American football player
* 1984 – Winta, Norwegian musician
* 1985 – Morgan Amalfitano, French footballer
* 1985 – Ronnie Brewer, American basketball player
* 1985 – Nicolas Lombaerts, Belgian footballer
* 1985 – Yoan Merlo, French e-sport gamer
* 1986 – Dean Geyer, Australian singer and actor
* 1986 – Ruby Rose Langenheim, Australian VJ
* 1986 – Julián Magallanes, Argentine footballer
* 1987 – Daniel Maa Boumsong, Cameroonian football player
* 1987 – Patrick Boyle, Scottish footballer
* 1987 – Pedro Ken, Brazilian footballer
* 1987 – Jô, Brazilian footballer
* 1987 – Sergei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player
* 1987 – Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress
* 1988 – Louie Vito, American snowboarder
* 1989 – André Bernardes Santos, Portuguese footballer
* 1989 – Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi cricketer
* 1990 – Oliver Hein, German footballer
* 1991 – Mattia Destro, Italian footballer

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