Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6 Birthdays

* 1340 – John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (d. 1399)
* 1405 – King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
* 1459 – Jakob Fugger, German banker (d. 1525)
* 1475 – Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor (d. 1564)
* 1483 – Francesco Guicciardini, Italian statesman and historian (d. 1540)
* 1495 – Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (d. 1556)
* 1619 – Cyrano de Bergerac, French soldier, poet (d. 1655)
* 1663 – Francis Atterbury, British man of letters (d. 1732)
* 1706 – George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)
* 1716 – Pehr Kalm, Swedish explorer and naturalist (d. 1779)
* 1724 – Henry Laurens, American merchant, slave trader, and political leader (d. 1792)
* 1761 – Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General (d. 1828)
* 1779 – Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (d. 1869)
* 1785 – Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer (d. 1857)
* 1787 – Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (d. 1826)
* 1806 – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet (d. 1861)
* 1812 – Aaron Lufkin Dennison American watch manufacturer (d. 1895)
* 1817 – Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
* 1818 – William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
* 1823 – Charles I of Württemberg, King of Württemberg from 1864 (d. 1891)
* 1831 – Philip Sheridan, American Civil War Union cavalry officer (d. 1888)
* 1834 – George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)
* 1849 – Georg Luger, Austrian inventor (d. 1923)
* 1870 – Oscar Straus, Viennese operetta composer (d. 1954)
* 1871 – Afonso Costa, Portuguese politician (d. 1937)
* 1882 – Guy Kibbee, American actor d. 1956
* 1884 – Molla Mallory, Norwegian-born American tennis player (d. 1959)
* 1885 – Ring Lardner, American writer (d. 1933)
* 1893 – Furry Lewis, American blues guitarist (d. 1981)
* 1895 – Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest and film maker (d. 1976)
* 1900 – Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
* 1900 – Henri Jeanson, French writer and journalist (d. 1970)
* 1903 – Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
* 1904 – José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
* 1905 – Bob Wills, American singer (d. 1975)
* 1906 – Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)
* 1909 – Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian politician (d. 1987)
* 1909 – Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish author (d. 1966)
* 1910 – Ejler Bille, Danish artist, member of the COBRA group (d. 2004)
* 1914 – Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (d. 1981)
* 1915 – Mohammed Burhanuddin, Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader
* 1917 – Donald Davidson, American philosopher (d. 2003)
* 1917 – Will Eisner, American illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2005)
* 1917 – Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
* 1918 – Leslie Charles Smith, English businessman (d. 2005)
* 1920 – Olive Dickason, Canadian historian (d. 2011)
* 1920 – Lewis Gilbert, English film director, producer and screenwriter
* 1923 – Herman Leonard, American photographer (d. 2010)
* 1923 – Ed McMahon, American television personality (d. 2009)
* 1924 – William H. Webster, American lawyer
* 1925 – Wes Montgomery, American musician (d. 1968)
* 1926 – Alan Greenspan, American economist
* 1926 – Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director
* 1927 – William J. Bell, creator and executive producer of soap operas (The Young and the Restless) (d. 2005)
* 1927 – Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (d. 2004)
* 1927 – Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1927 – Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (d. 1975)
* 1930 – Lorin Maazel, French-born American conductor
* 1931 – Hal Needham, American stuntman
* 1932 – Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (d. 2010)
* 1932 – Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician.
* 1933 – Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
* 1934 – John Noakes, British television presenter
* 1934 – Keith Spicer, Canadian academic, public servant, journalist and writer
* 1935 – Ron Delany, Irish athlete
* 1936 – Marion Barry Jr., American politician
* 1936 – Sylvia Robinson, American singer (Mickey & Sylvia), musician and record producer (d. 2011)
* 1936 – Choummaly Sayasone, president of Laos
* 1937 – Ivan Boesky, American stock trader
* 1937 – Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut
* 1939 – Kit Bond, American politician
* 1939 – Infanta Margarita of Spain, duchess of Soria
* 1939 – Adam Osborne, British author and computer designer (d. 2003)
* 1939 – Cookie Rojas, Cuban baseball player
* 1940 – Ken Danby, Canadian realist painter (d. 2007)
* 1940 – Joanna Miles, American actress
* 1940 – Willie Stargell, American baseball player (d. 2001)
* 1941 – Peter Brötzmann, German jazz saxophonist
* 1942 – Ben Murphy, American actor
* 1942 – Flora Purim, Brazilian jazz singer
* 1944 – Richard Corliss, American film critic
* 1944 – Kiri Te Kanawa, New Zealander opera singer
* 1944 – Mary Wilson, American singer (The Supremes)
* 1945 – Hugh Grundy, British drummer (The Zombies)
* 1946 – David Gilmour, British musician (Pink Floyd)
* 1946 – Martin Kove, American actor
* 1947 – Kiki Dee, British singer
* 1947 – Dick Fosbury, American athlete
* 1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, comedian, and film producer
* 1947 – John Stossel, American author and pundit
* 1948 – Stephen Schwartz, American musical theatre lyricist and composer
* 1949 – Shaukat Aziz, Pakistani statesman
* 1949 – Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
* 1950 – Hirotaka Suzuoki, Japanese Seiyu (d. 2006)
* 1951 – Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
* 1953 – Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
* 1953 – Madhav Kumar Nepal, former Prime Minister of Nepal
* 1953 – Carolyn Porco, American planetary scientist
* 1954 – Harald Schumacher, German footbal goalkeeper
* 1955 – Alberta Watson, Canadian actress
* 1957 – Yves Bolduc, Canadian doctor and politician
* 1958 – Eddie Deezen, American actor
* 1959 – Tom Arnold, American actor and comedian
* 1960 – Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player
* 1962 – Erika Hess, Swiss alpine ski racer
* 1963 – D. L. Hughley, American comedian and actor
* 1964 – Skip Ewing, American country music singer and songwriter
* 1964 – Madonna Wayne Gacy, American musician
* 1966 – Alan Davies, British comedian and actor
* 1967 – Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer
* 1967 – Connie Britton, American actress
* 1968 – Moira Kelly, American actress
* 1968 – Michael Romeo, American musician (Symphony X)
* 1969 – Andrea Elson, American actress
* 1969 – Tari Phillips, American basketball player
* 1969 – Amy Pietz, American actress
* 1970 – Chris Broderick, American musician (Megadeth)
* 1971 – Darrick Martin, American basketball player
* 1971 – Sean Morley, American professional wrestler
* 1972 – Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player
* 1972 – Jaret Reddick, American musician (Bowling For Soup)
* 1973 – Michael Finley, American basketball player
* 1973 – Peter Lindgren, Swedish guitarist (ex-Opeth)
* 1973 – Greg Ostertag, American basketball player
* 1974 – Beanie Sigel, American rapper
* 1975 – Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
* 1975 – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, French Canadian conductor
* 1976 – Ken Anderson, American professional wrestler
* 1977 – Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player
* 1977 – Bubba Sparxxx, American rapper
* 1977 – Marcus Thames, American baseball player
* 1978 – Lara Cox, Australian actress
* 1978 – Sage Rosenfels, American football player
* 1979 – Clint Barmes, American baseball player
* 1979 – Érik Bédard, Canadian baseball player
* 1979 – David Flair, American professional wrestler
* 1979 – Rufus Hound, British comedian
* 1979 – Tim Howard, American soccer player
* 1980 – Daniel DeSanto, Canadian actor
* 1981 – Ellen Muth, American actress
* 1983 – Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player
* 1984 – Becky, Japanese-British entertainer
* 1984 – Edmund Yeo, Malaysian filmmaker
* 1986 – Jake Arrieta, American baseball pitcher
* 1986 – Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish football player
* 1986 – Eli Marienthal, American actor
* 1987 – Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian/German footballer
* 1987 – Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress
* 1988 – Agnes Carlsson, Swedish singer
* 1989 – Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player
* 1990 – Linn Haug, Norwegian snowboarder
* 1991 – Nicole Fox, American model
* 1991 – Lex Luger, American rap producer
* 1991 – Tyler the Creator, American rapper
* 1992 – Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese actress and singer (Berryz Kobo)
* 2001 – Aryana Engineer, Canadian actress

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