Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 7 Birthdays

* 189 – Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor (d. 211)
* 1481 – Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)
* 1556 – Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)
* 1663 – Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian composer and violinist (d. 1745)
* 1671 – Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
* 1678 – Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect (d. 1736)
* 1687 – Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)
* 1693 – Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769)
* 1715 – Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
* 1715 – Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)
* 1730 – Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (d. 1807)
* 1765 – Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)
* 1785 – Alessandro Manzoni, Italian writer (d. 1873)
* 1788 – Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878)
* 1792 – John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)
* 1837 – Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer (d. 1882)
* 1841 – William Rockhill Nelson, American publisher (The Kansas City Star) and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
* 1849 – Luther Burbank, American botanist (d. 1926)
* 1850 – Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921)
* 1850 – Tomáš Masaryk, first President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1937)
* 1857 – Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1940)
* 1866 – Hans Fruhstorfer, German lepidopterist (d. 1922)
* 1872 – Piet Mondriaan, Dutch painter (d. 1944)
* 1873 – Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (d. 1959)
* 1875 – Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)
* 1878 – Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)
* 1886 – Virginia Pearson, American silent film actress (d. 1958)
* 1887 – Heino Eller, Estonian composer (d. 1970)
* 1888 – Alidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1978)
* 1893 – Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
* 1902 – Heinz Rühmann, German actor (d. 1994)
* 1904 – Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1969)
* 1904 – Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi SS senior officer (d. 1942)
* 1908 – Anna Magnani, Italian actress (d. 1973)
* 1909 – Léo Malet, French writer (Nestor Burma) (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Dollard Ménard, Canadian military officer (Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal) during the Dieppe Raid (d. 1997)
* 1914 – John Rodney, American actor
* 1914 – Lee Young, American jazz drummer and singer (d. 2008)
* 1915 – Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician (d. 2000)
* 1917 – Lee Young, American jazz drummer and singer (d. 2008)
* 1920 – Eddy Paape, Franco-Belgian comics artist (Luc Orient)
* 1922 – Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
* 1922 – Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian novelist and journalist (d. 2004)
* 1925 – Rene Gagnon, American Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1979)
* 1927 – James Broderick, American actor (d. 1982)
* 1927 – Philippe Clay, French singer and actor (d. 2007)
* 1927 – Jean-Paul Desbiens, Canadian writer and teacher (d. 2006)
* 1927 – Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotelier and philanthropist
* 1928 – Gilbert Rondeau, Canadian politician (d. 1994)
* 1930 – Antony Armstrong-Jones, British aristocrat, Lord Snowdon, former husband of Princess Margaret
* 1933 – Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
* 1934 – Douglas Cardinal, Canadian architect
* 1934 – Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
* 1934 – Willard Scott, American television broadcaster
* 1936 – Georges Perec, French novelist (d. 1982)
* 1938 – David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
* 1938 – Janet Guthrie, American race car driver
* 1939 – Danyel Gérard, French pop singer and songwriter
* 1940 – Rudi Dutschke, German student leader (d. 1979)
* 1940 – Daniel J. Travanti, American actor
* 1942 – Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
* 1942 – Charles R. Boutin, American politician
* 1942 – Michael Eisner, American film studio executive
* 1943 – Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)
* 1944 – Sir Ranulph Fiennes, British soldier and explorer
* 1944 – Zhiuli Shartava, Georgian politician and the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia (d. 1993)
* 1944 – Stanley Schmidt, American editor
* 1944 – Townes Van Zandt, American musician and songwriter (d. 1997)
* 1945 – John Heard, American actor
* 1945 – Bob Herbert, American journalist
* 1945 – Arthur Lee, American musician (Love) (d. 2006)
* 1945 – Elizabeth Moon, American author
* 1946 – Matthew Fisher, British musician (Procol Harum)
* 1946 – Daniel Goleman, American author and psychologist
* 1946 – Peter Wolf, American musician (The J. Geils Band)
* 1947 – Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
* 1947 – Richard Lawson, American actor
* 1947 – Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
* 1949 – Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
* 1950 – Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
* 1950 – Billy Joe Dupree, American football player
* 1950 – Franco Harris, American football player
* 1951 – Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
* 1952 – Ernie Isley, American musician (The Isley Brothers)
* 1952 – Viv Richards, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
* 1952 – Lynn Swann, American football player
* 1953 – Bernard Voyer, Canadian explorer and mountainer
* 1955 – Anupam Kher, Indian actor
* 1955 – Tommy Kramer, American football player
* 1956 – Bryan Cranston, American actor
* 1957 – Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
* 1958 – Alan Hale, American astronomer
* 1958 – Rik Mayall, British actor
* 1958 – Donna Murphy, American actress and singer
* 1960 – Joe Carter, American baseball player
* 1960 – Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player
* 1960 – Jim Spivey, American track and field athlete
* 1961 – Mark Kumpel, American ice hockey player
* 1962 – Taylor Dayne, American recording artist
* 1962 – Peter Manley, English darts player
* 1963 – Bill Brochtrup, American actor
* 1963 – Mike Eagles, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1963 – Denyce Graves, American singer
* 1964 – Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
* 1964 – Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
* 1965 – Jack Armstrong, American baseball player
* 1965 – Steve Beuerlein, American football player
* 1965 – Cameron Daddo, Australian actor
* 1965 – Jesper Parnevik, Swedish golfer
* 1966 – Terry Carkner, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1966 – Ludwig Kögl, German footballer
* 1966 – Joy Tanner, American actress
* 1967 – Jean-Pierre Barda, Swedish singer (Army of Lovers)
* 1967 – Ruthie Henshall, English theatre actress and singer
* 1967 – Ai Yazawa, Japanese manga artist
* 1968 – Denis Boucher, Canadian baseball player
* 1968 – Jeff Kent, American baseball player
* 1969 – Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)
* 1969 – Massimo Lotti, Italian footballer
* 1969 – Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver
* 1969 – Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ
* 1970 – Rachel Weisz, British actress
* 1971 – Peter Sarsgaard, American actor
* 1971 – Matthew Vaughn, British film producer and director
* 1972 – Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
* 1972 – Maxim Roy, Canadian actress
* 1973 – Jason Bright, Australian racing driver
* 1973 – Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
* 1973 – Ray Parlour, English footballer
* 1974 – Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
* 1974 – Jenna Fischer, American actress
* 1974 – Krizz Kaliko, American Rapper
* 1974 – Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
* 1975 – Audrey Marie Anderson, American actress
* 1975 – TJ Thyne, American actor
* 1977 – Paul Cattermole, British singer, actor and member of pop group S Club
* 1977 – Gianluca Grava, Italian footballer
* 1977 – Ronan O'Gara, Irish rugby union footballer
* 1977 – Mitja Zastrow, German-born swimmer
* 1979 – Rodrigo Braña, Argentine footballer
* 1979 – Amanda Somerville, American singer (Aina) and vocal coach
* 1980 – Éric Godard, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1980 – Laura Prepon, American actress
* 1981 – Rica Peralejo, Philippine Actress
* 1982 – Kate Michael, American beauty queen
* 1982 – Erika Yamakawa, Japanese talent
* 1983 – Manucho, Angolan footballer
* 1983 – Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
* 1984 – Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
* 1984 – Brandon T. Jackson, American actor
* 1984 – Rachel Rice, Welsh reality TV star
* 1985 – Thomas Erak, American guitarist
* 1985 – Andre Fluellen, American football player
* 1986 – Ben Griffin, Australian soccer player
* 1986 – George Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player
* 1987 – Hatem Ben Arfa, French footballer
* 1987 – Niclas Bergfors, Swedish hockey player
* 1988 – Larry Asante, American football player
* 1989 – Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model
* 1990 – Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins
* 1990 – Choi Jong Hun, South Korean guitarist, leader in F.T. Island
* 1990 – Lefteris Matsoukas, Greek footballer
* 1991 – Michele Rigione, Italian footballer
* 1992 – Bel Powley, English actress
* 1994 – An-Sophie Mestach, Belgian tennis player
* 2009 – Prince Umberto of Savoy

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