Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21 Birthdays

* 1521 – Maurice, Elector of Saxony (d. 1553)
* 1527 – Hermann Finck, German composer (d. 1558)
* 1672 – Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino, Italian poet and opera librettist (d. 1742)
* 1685 – Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (d. 1750)
* 1713 – Francis Lewis, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1803)
* 1716 – Josef Seger, Bohemian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1782)
* 1763 – Jean Paul, German writer (d. 1825)
* 1768 – Joseph Fourier, French mathematician (d. 1830)
* 1801 – Maria Theresa of Tuscany, Queen of Sardinia (d. 1855)
* 1806 – Benito Juárez, Mexican statesman (d. 1872)
* 1811 – Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (d. 1891)
* 1825 – Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer (d. 1890)
* 1835 – Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)
* 1839 – Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (d. 1881)
* 1854 – Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer (d. 1924)
* 1863 – George Owen Squier, American inventor (d. 1934)
* 1869 – Florenz Ziegfeld, American theater producer (d. 1932)
* 1876 – Walter Tewksbury, American athlete (d. 1968)
* 1880 – Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, American actor (d. 1971)
* 1882 – Aleksander Kesküla, Estonian politician and nationalist (d. 1963)
* 1882 – Bascom Lamar Lunsford, American lawyer, folklorist, and folk musician (d. 1973)
* 1885 – Pierre Renoir, French actor and director (d. 1952)
* 1895 – Zlatko Baloković, Croatian violinist (d. 1955)
* 1901 – Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
* 1902 – Son House, American musician (d. 1988)
* 1904 – Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
* 1904 – Nikos Skalkottas, Greek composer (d. 1949)
* 1904 – Jehane Benoît, Canadian culinary author (d. 1987)
* 1905 – Phyllis McGinley, American author and poet (d. 1978)
* 1906 – Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman (d. 1967)
* 1910 – M S Khan, Bangladeshi intellectual (d. 1978)
* 1910 – Julio Gallo, American vintner (d. 1993)
* 1913 – George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
* 1914 – Paul Tortelier, French cellist (d. 1990)
* 1916 – Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian shehnai maestro (d. 2006)
* 1917 – Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)
* 1917 – Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist and politician (d. 1984)
* 1918 – Patrick J. Lucey, American politician
* 1920 – Georg Ots, Estonian singer (d. 1975)
* 1920 – Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki player and songwriter (d. 1970)
* 1921 – Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist (d. 1986)
* 1922 – Russ Meyer, American film director and producer (d. 2004)
* 1923 – Philip Abbott, American actor (d. 1998)
* 1923 – Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious figure (d. 2011)
* 1924 – Dov Shilansky, Israeli politician (d. 2010)
* 1925 – Peter Brook, British stage director and producer
* 1925 – Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
* 1927 – Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German politician
* 1929 – Maurice Catarcio, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
* 1930 – James Coco, American actor (d. 1987)
* 1932 – Walter Gilbert, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1932 – Joseph Silverstein, American violinist and conductor
* 1933 – Michael Heseltine, English politician
* 1934 – Al Freeman, Jr., American actor
* 1935 – Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager (d. 2004)
* 1936 – Ed Broadbent, Canadian politician
* 1936 – Mike Westbrook, British jazz composer, bandleader and pianist
* 1937 – Tom Flores, American Football player
* 1940 – Solomon Burke, American singer (d. 2010)
* 1942 – Françoise Dorléac, French actress (d. 1967)
* 1942 – Kostas Politis, Greek basketball player and coach
* 1943 – István Gyulai, Hungarian sports executive (d. 2006)
* 1943 – Hartmut Haenchen, German conductor
* 1943 – Vivian Stanshall, English musician (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band) (d. 1995)
* 1944 – Marie-Christine Barrault, French actress
* 1944 – Hideki Ishima, Japanese guitarist (Flower Travellin' Band)
* 1945 – Rose Stone, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
* 1946 – Ray Dorset, English musician (Mungo Jerry)
* 1946 – Timothy Dalton, British actor
* 1948 – Scott Fahlman, American computer scientist
* 1949 – Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian sociologist and cultural critic
* 1949 – Eddie Money, American musician
* 1950 – Roger Hodgson, English musician (Supertramp)
* 1950 – Ron Oden, American politician
* 1951 – Russell Thompkins Jr, American singer (The Stylistics)
* 1953 – Paul Martin Lester, American educator, author, and photographer
* 1955 – Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Greek politician
* 1955 – Bob Bennett, American Christian singer, guitarist and songwriter
* 1956 – Guy Chadwick, English guitarist, vocalist and songwriter (The House of Love)
* 1956 – Ingrid Kristiansen, Norwegian runner
* 1958 – Sabrina Le Beauf, American actress
* 1958 – Gary Oldman, English actor
* 1959 – Sarah Jane Morris, English singer
* 1959 – Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
* 1959 – Yuval Rotem, Israeli Ambassador
* 1960 – Benito de Leon, Filipino military officer
* 1960 – Ayrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver (d. 1994)
* 1960 – Robert Sweet, American drummer
* 1961 – Lothar Matthäus, German footballer
* 1962 – Matthew Broderick, American actor
* 1962 – Kathy Greenwood, Canadian actress
* 1962 – Rosie O'Donnell, American comedian and actress
* 1962 – Mark Waid, American comic book writer
* 1963 – Shawn Lane, American musician (d. 2003)
* 1963 – Shawon Dunston, American baseball player
* 1963 – Ronald Koeman, Dutch footballer and football manager
* 1964 – Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi international football star
* 1964 – Jesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
* 1965 – Xavier Bertrand, French politician
* 1967 – Jonas Berggren, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
* 1967 – Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
* 1967 – Maxim Reality, British MC (The Prodigy)
* 1968 – Cameron Clyne, Australian businessman
* 1968 – DJ Premier, American record producer
* 1968 – Jaye Davidson, American actor
* 1968 – Greg Ellis, English actor
* 1968 – Shin Seung Hun, South Korean ballad singer
* 1968 – Scott Williams, American basketball player
* 1968 – Samantha Dorman, American model
* 1969 – Ali Daei, Iranian footballer
* 1969 – Jonah Goldberg, American author and pundit
* 1970 – Shiho Niiyama, Japanese voice actress (d. 2000)
* 1970 – Cenk Uygur, American radio talk show host
* 1972 – Large Professor, American hip hop artist
* 1972 – Chris Candido, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
* 1972 – Christopher Wallace, American Rapper also known as The Notorious B.I.G or Biggie Smalls (d. 1997)
* 1973 – Vanessa Branch, British-American actress and model
* 1973 – Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality
* 1973 – Stuart Nethercott, English footballer
* 1973 – Jerry Supiran, American actor
* 1974 – Laura Allen, American actress
* 1974 – Jose Clayton, Tunisian footballer
* 1974 – Rhys Darby, New Zealand comedian
* 1974 – Edsel Dope, American singer (Dope)
* 1975 – Fabricio Oberto, Argentine basketball player
* 1975 – Justin Pierce, British actor (d. 2000)
* 1975 – Vitaly Potapenko, Ukrainian basketball player
* 1975 – Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player
* 1975 – Yacoub Al-Mohana, Kuwaiti film director
* 1976 – Tekin Sazlog, Turkish footballer
* 1976 – Rachael MacFarlane, American voice actress
* 1977 – Charles Blackstone, American author
* 1977 – Bruno Cirillo, Italian centre defender at PAOK F.C.
* 1978 – Nick Baines, English keyboardist (Kaiser Chiefs)
* 1978 – Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d. 2007)
* 1978 – Kevin Federline, American dancer; ex-husband of Britney Spears
* 1978 – Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
* 1978 – Rani Mukherjee, Indian actress
* 1980 – Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier
* 1980 – Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian international footballer
* 1980 – Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
* 1980 – Lee Jin, South Korean actress
* 1981 – Germano, Brazilian footballer
* 1981 – Sébastien Chavanel, French cyclist
* 1982 – Aaron Hill, American baseball player
* 1982 – Colin Turkington, British racing driver
* 1982 – Jocie Kok, Chinese-Singaporean singer
* 1983 – Jean Ondoa, Cameroonian footballer
* 1984 – Tiago, Brazilian footballer
* 1985 – Ryan Callahan, American hockey player
* 1985 – Adrian Peterson, American football player
* 1988 – Lee Cattermole, English footballer
* 1988 – Erik Johnson, American ice hockey player
* 1989 – Nicolas Lodeiro, Uruguayan footballer
* 1989 – Takeru Satoh, Japanese actor
* 1989 – Rochelle Wiseman, English singer (The Saturdays)
* 1990 – Mandy Capristo, German singer (Monrose)
* 1990 – Ryann Krais, American heptathlete
* 1991 – Luke Chapman,English footballer
* 1993 – Jake Bidwell, English footballer
* 1995 – Diggy Simmons, American rapper
* 2004 – Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg

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