Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 29 Birthdays

* 1553 – Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek Renaissance poet
* 1584 – Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (d. 1648)
* 1602 – John Lightfoot, English churchman (d. 1675)
* 1668 – Thomas Coram, Founder of the Foundling Hospital (d. 1751)
* 1713 – John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
* 1746 – Carlo Buonaparte, father of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1785)
* 1747 – Johann Wilhelm Hässler, German composer, organist and pianist (d. 1822)
* 1751 – Supply Belcher, American composer, singer, and compiler of tune books (d. 1836)
* 1769 – Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (d. 1851)
* 1790 – John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
* 1799 – Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1869)
* 1815 – Costache Caragiale, Romanian actor, writer, and first director of Craiova's National Theater
* 1816 – Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama (d. 1837)
* 1824 – Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
* 1826 – Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist and politician (d. 1900)
* 1867 – Cy Young, American baseball player (d. 1955)
* 1869 – Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist living in the United States (d. 1943)
* 1870 – Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (d. 1904)
* 1873 – Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (d. 1941)
* 1874 – Lou Hoover, First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)
* 1885 – Dezső Kosztolányi, Hungarian poet and writer (d. 1936)
* 1888 – Enea Bossi, Italian-American engineer and aviation pioneer (d. 1963)
* 1889 – Warner Baxter, American actor (d. 1951)
* 1891 – Yvan Goll, French-German writer (d. 1950)
* 1891 – Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1980)
* 1892 – József Mindszenty, Hungarian Catholic cardinal (d. 1975)
* 1895 – Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
* 1899 – Lavrenty Beria, Soviet Communist leader (d. 1953)
* 1900 – John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
* 1900 – Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
* 1901 – Andrija Maurović, Croatian illustrator (d. 1981)
* 1902 – Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
* 1902 – William Walton, English composer (d. 1983)
* 1902 – Don Miller, American college football player (d. 1979)
* 1905 – Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
* 1906 – E. Power Biggs American concert organist (d. 1977)
* 1907 – "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (d. 2006)
* 1908 – Arthur O'Connell, American actor (d. 1981)
* 1908 – Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (d. 1968)
* 1911 – Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
* 1912 – Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (d. 1979)
* 1913 – R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
* 1914 – Phil Foster, American actor (d. 1985)
* 1916 – Eugene McCarthy, American politician (d. 2005)
* 1916 – Peter Geach, British philosopher
* 1917 – Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 1947)
* 1918 – Lê Văn Thiêm, Vietnamese mathematician (d. 1991)
* 1918 – Pearl Bailey, American singer and actress (d. 1990)
* 1918 – Sam Walton, American businessman (d. 1992)
* 1919 – Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
* 1920 – John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
* 1920 – Theodore Trautwein, American judge (d. 2000)
* 1927 – John McLaughlin, American political commentator
* 1927 – John Robert Vane, English pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
* 1928 – Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
* 1929 – Lennart Meri, President of Estonia (d. 2006)
* 1929 – Richard Lewontin, American biologist
* 1929 – Utpal Dutt, Indian actor (d. 1993)
* 1930 – Anerood Jugnauth, President of Mauritius
* 1931 – Sopubek Begaliev, Soviet-era economist and politician (d. 2002)
* 1931 – Aleksei Gubarev, Soviet cosmonaut
* 1931 – Norman Tebbit, British politician
* 1933 – Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet
* 1934 – Paul Crouch, American televangelist
* 1936 – John A. Durkin, American politician
* 1936 – Judith Guest, American author
* 1936 – Mogens Camre, Danish politician
* 1937 – Billy Carter, brother of Jimmy Carter (d. 1988)
* 1939 – Terence Hill, Italian actor
* 1939 – Roland Arnall, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2008)
* 1940 – Ray Davis, American musician (d. 2005)
* 1940 – Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian singer
* 1941 – Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr., American astrophysicist, Nobel laureate
* 1941 – Violeta Andrei, Romanian actress
* 1941 – Eden Kane, British singer
* 1943 – Eric Idle, English actor, writer, and composer
* 1943 – Sir John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
* 1943 – Vangelis, Greek musician and composer
* 1944 – Terry Jacks, Canadian musician, songwriter, and activist
* 1944 – Denny McLain, American baseball player
* 1945 – Walt Frazier, American basketball player
* 1946 – Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
* 1947 – Bobby Kimball, American singer
* 1948 – Bud Cort, American actor
* 1949 – Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2007)
* 1949 – Dave Greenfield, English Keyboardist of The Stranglers
* 1949 – Keith Simpson, British politician
* 1949 – John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (d. 1979)
* 1950 – Norman Snow, American actor
* 1952 – Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer
* 1953 – Tõnis Palts, Estonian politician
* 1954 – Dianne Kay, American actress
* 1954 – Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause célèbre (d. 1985)
* 1955 – Earl Campbell, American football player
* 1955 – Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
* 1955 – Christopher Lawford, American actor
* 1955 – Marina Sirtis, English actress
* 1956 – Patty Donahue, American singer (d. 1996)
* 1956 – Stephen Cole, English journalist
* 1956 – Kurt Thomas, American gymnast
* 1957 – Elizabeth Hand, American writer
* 1957 – Christopher Lambert, French actor
* 1958 – Victor Salva, American film director
* 1959 – Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer
* 1959 – Perry Farrell, American musician
* 1959 – Brad McCrimmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
* 1961 – Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
* 1961 – Mike Kingery, American baseball player
* 1961 – Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
* 1962 – Billy Beane American baseball player and executive
* 1962 – Dan Bittman, Romanian singer (Holograf)
* 1963 – Elle Macpherson, Australian model
* 1964 – Michael A. Jackson, American politician
* 1964 – Annabella Sciorra, American actress
* 1965 – Jill Goodacre, American actress and model
* 1965 – Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (d. 2005)
* 1965 – William Oefelein, American astronaut
* 1965 – Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete
* 1967 – Brian Jordan, American baseball player
* 1967 – John Popper, American musician
* 1968 – Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist
* 1968 – Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress and singer
* 1971 – Robert Gibbs, American White House (Jan. 2009- Feb. 2011) press secretary for President Barack Obama
* 1971 – Lara Logan, South-African journalist and reporter
* 1972 – Michel Ancel, French game designer
* 1972 – Rui Costa, Portugal footballer
* 1972 – Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor
* 1972 – Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American baseball player
* 1973 – Marc Overmars, Dutch footballer
* 1973 – Sebastiano Siviglia Italian footballer
* 1974 – Kristoffer Cusick, American actor
* 1974 – Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
* 1974 – Rachel Jones, Radio Producer
* 1976 – Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
* 1976 – Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
* 1978 – Pierre Faber, French-born German rugby player
* 1978 – Aaron Persico, New Zealand-born Italian rugby player
* 1979 – Estela Giménez, Spanish gymnast
* 1980 – China P. Arnold, American convicted murderer
* 1980 – Bruno Silva, Uruguayan footballer
* 1980 – Bill Demong, American Nordic combined skier
* 1980 – Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
* 1980 – Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan
* 1980 – Amy Mathews, Australian actress
* 1981 – Megan Hilty, American actress
* 1981 – Jlloyd Samuel, West Indian-born footballer
* 1982 – Hideaki Takizawa, Japanese artist
* 1983 – Luiza Sá, Brazilian musician
* 1983 – Jamie Woon, British musician
* 1984 – Mohamed Bouazizi, Tunisian vegetable vendor and activist (d. 2011)
* 1984 – Juan Mónaco, Argentine tennis player
* 1984 – Mai Satoda, Japanese singer
* 1985 – Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
* 1985 – Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker
* 1986 – Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer
* 1987 – Gianluca Freddi, Italian footballer
* 1988 – Esther Cremer, German athlete
* 1988 – Jürgen Zopp, Estonian tennis player
* 1989 – James Tomkins, English footballer
* 1990 – Lyle Taylor, British footballer
* 1991 – Hayley McFarland, American actress
* 1992 – Chris Massoglia, American actor and dancer
* 1994 – Sulli Choi, South Korean singer and dancer

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