Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 8 Birthdays

* 1286 – John III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1341)
* 1293 – Beatrice of Castile, queen of Portugal (d. 1359)
* 1495 – John of God, Portuguese-born friar and saint (d. 1550)
* 1514 – Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1562)
* 1566 – Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (d. 1613)
* 1659 – Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)
* 1702 – Anne Bonny, Irish-American pirate (d. 1782)
* 1712 – John Fothergill, English physician (d. 1780)
* 1714 – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer (d. 1788)
* 1726 – Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, Royal Navy admiral of the fleet (d. 1799)
* 1746 – André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
* 1748 – William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic (d. 1806)
* 1783 – Hannah Van Buren, wife of Martin Van Buren (d. 1819)
* 1799 – Simon Cameron, 26th U.S. Secretary of War (d. 1889)
* 1804 – Alvan Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1887)
* 1814 – Ede Szigligeti, Hungarian dramatist (d. 1878)
* 1822 – Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish inventor (d. 1882)
* 1827 – Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (d. 1875)
* 1830 – João de Deus, Portuguese poet (d. 1896)
* 1841 – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 1935)
* 1847 – John Lister, English politician (d. 1933)
* 1856 – Bramwell Booth, the 2nd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1929)
* 1856 – Colin Campbell Cooper, American Impressionist painter (d. 1937)
* 1859 – Kenneth Grahame, English author (d. 1932)
* 1865 – Frederic Goudy, American type designer (d. 1947)
* 1872 – Anna Held, Polish actress and singer (d. 1918)
* 1879 – Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
* 1886 – Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1972)
* 1897 – Damerla Rama Rao, Indian artist, (d. 1925)
* 1891 – Sam Jaffe, American actor (d. 1984)
* 1892 – Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer and guitarist (d. 1966)
* 1892 – Juana de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet (d. 1979)
* 1896 – Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician (d. 1975)
* 1899 – Elmer Keith, American firearms developer (d. 1984)
* 1900 – Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (d. 1973)
* 1902 – Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)
* 1902 – Jennings Randolph, America politician, United States Senator from West Virginia (d. 1998)
* 1907 – Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician (d. 1998)
* 1910 – Bernard Benjamin, British statistician (d. 2002)
* 1910 – Claire Trevor, American actress (d. 2000)
* 1911 – Alan Hovhaness, American composer (d. 2000)
* 1912 – Preston Smith, America politician, 40th Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
* 1914 – Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)
* 1915 – Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (d. 1979)
* 1916 – John W. Seybold, American businessman, father of computer typesetting (d. 2004)
* 1918 – Jacques Baratier, French director and screenwriter (d. 2009)
* 1920 – Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (d. 1985)
* 1921 – Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
* 1921 – Fritz Luchsinger, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1983)
* 1922 – Ralph H. Baer, German-born American inventor
* 1922 – Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)
* 1922 – Carl Furillo, American baseball player (d. 1989)
* 1922 – Yevgeny Matveyev, Russian actor and film director (d. 2003)
* 1922 – Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and manga artist
* 1924 – Georges Charpak, Ukrainian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
* 1925 – Warren Bennis, American educator and author
* 1926 – Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (d. 2001)
* 1927 – Dick Hyman, American pianist and composer
* 1929 – Hebe Camargo, Brazilian television presenter, actress and singer
* 1930 – Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
* 1931 – Neil Adcock, South African Cricket player
* 1931 – John McPhee, American writer and professor
* 1931 – Gerald Potterton, British/Canadian director, producer and animator
* 1931 – Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)
* 1933 – Evelyn Margaret Ay, American beauty pageant winner (d. 2008)
* 1933 – Luca Ronconi, Italian theater and opera director
* 1934 – Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d. 2006)
* 1936 – Gábor Szabó, Hungarian guitarist (d. 1982)
* 1937 – Richard Farina, American folksinger (d. 1966)
* 1937 – Juvénal Habyarimana, President of Rwanda (d. 1994)
* 1938 – Pete Dawkins, American football player
* 1938 – Hans Fogh, Canadian competition sailor
* 1938 – Bruno Pizzul, Italian sports journalist
* 1939 – Jim Bouton, American baseball player and author
* 1939 – Lidia Skoblikova, Russian skater
* 1939 – Robert Tear, Welsh tenor
* 1940 – Susan Clark, Canadian actress
* 1940 – Jacques Doucet, radio play-by-play voice for the Montreal Expos (1972-2004)
* 1941 – Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
* 1942 – Dick Allen, American baseball player
* 1942 – Ann Packer, British athlete
* 1943 – Lynn Redgrave, English actress (d. 2010)
* 1943 – Dionysis Simopoulos, Greek physicist and astronomer
* 1944 – Buzz Hargrove, Canadian labour leader
* 1944 – Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
* 1944 – Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
* 1944 – Pepe Romero, Spanish guitarist
* 1945 – Bruce Broughton, American composer
* 1945 – Jim Chapman, American politician
* 1945 – Micky Dolenz, American musician (The Monkees)
* 1945 – Anselm Kiefer, German painter
* 1946 – Randy Meisner, American musician (The Eagles)
* 1947 – Mike Allsup, American musician (Three Dog Night)
* 1947 – Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
* 1947 – Carole Bayer Sager, American composer
* 1948 – Gyles Brandreth, British broadcaster and former Conservative Member of Parliament
* 1948 – Peggy March, American pop singer
* 1948 – Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth
* 1949 – Karel Lismont, Belgian athlete
* 1949 – Antonello Venditti, Italian singer-songwriter
* 1950 – Richard Ouzounian, Canadian/American theatre director and critic
* 1950 – Dimitris Spentzopoulos, Greek footballer
* 1952 – George Felix Allen, American politician, 67th Governor of Virginia
* 1953 – Jim Rice, American baseball player
* 1953 – Don Werner, American baseball player
* 1954 – Bob Brozman, American musician
* 1954 – Cheryl Baker, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
* 1954 – David Wilkie, Scottish swimmer
* 1955 – Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
* 1956 – Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (d. 1989)
* 1956 – John Kapelos, Canadian actor
* 1957 – Clive Burr, British musician (Iron Maiden)
* 1957 – John Butcher, American baseball player
* 1957 – Billy Childs, composer/pianist
* 1957 – Cynthia Rothrock, American actress
* 1957 – Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
* 1958 – Nick Capra, American baseball player
* 1958 – Gary Numan, British singer
* 1959 – Lester Holt, American television journalist
* 1959 – Aidan Quinn, American actor
* 1960 – Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
* 1960 – Buck Williams, American basketball player
* 1961 – Camryn Manheim, American actress
* 1961 – Larry Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1961 – Mark Salas, American baseball player
* 1962 – Kim Ung-Yong, Korean child prodigy
* 1963 – Mike Lalor, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1964 – Kate Betts, American fashion editor
* 1964 – Thomas Bezucha, American screenwriter and director
* 1964 – Cheryl James, American performer (Salt-n-Pepa)
* 1964 – Lance McCullers, American baseball player
* 1965 – Fátima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
* 1965 – Kenny Smith, American basketball player
* 1967 – Joel Johnston, American baseball player
* 1968 – Michael Bartels, German race car driver
* 1968 – Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
* 1968 – Ellen Forney, American cartoonist
* 1968 – Shawn Mullins, American musician
* 1970 – Jason Elam, American football player
* 1970 – Andrea Parker, American actress, ballet dancer
* 1971 – Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
* 1972 – Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer
* 1972 – Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
* 1972 – Fergal O'Brien, Irish snooker player
* 1973 – Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer (The Gathering)
* 1973 – Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model
* 1973 – Mark Lukasiewicz, American baseball player
* 1973 – Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
* 1973 – Justin Thompson, American baseball player
* 1974 – Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
* 1975 – Mauro Briano, Italian footballer
* 1975 – Fardeen Khan, Indian actor
* 1975 – Peggy Zina, Greek singer
* 1976 – Gaz Coombes, English singer (Supergrass)
* 1976 – Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player
* 1976 – Ryan Freel, American baseball player
* 1976 – Freddie Prinze Jr., American actor
* 1976 – Hines Ward, American football player
* 1977 – James Van Der Beek, American actor
* 1977 – Johann Vogel, Swiss footballer
* 1978 – Mohammed Bouyeri, Dutch-Moroccan assassin
* 1978 – Nick Zano, American actor
* 1979 – Tom Chaplin, English singer (Keane)
* 1979 – João Martins, Portuguese artist
* 1979 – Andy Ross, American guitarist (OK Go)
* 1980 – Charli Delaney, Australian singer (Hi-5)
* 1980 – Stephen Milne, Australian rules footballer
* 1981 – Michael Beauchamp, Australian footballer
* 1981 – Timothy Jordan II, American musician (The All American Rejects, Jonezetta) (d. 2005)
* 1981 – Joost Posthuma, Dutch professional cyclist
* 1982 – Nicolas Armindo, French race car driver
* 1982 – Leonidas Kampantais, Greek footballer
* 1982 – Craig Stansberry, American baseball player
* 1982 – Kat Von D, Mexican-born tattoo artist
* 1983 – André Santos, Brazilian footballer
* 1983 – Mark Worrell, American baseball player
* 1984 – Rafik Djebbour, Algerian footballer
* 1984 – Dave Moffatt, Canadian musician
* 1984 – Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer
* 1984 – Sasha Vujačić, Slovenian basketball player
* 1985 – Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer
* 1986 – Princess Tsuguko of Takamado, Japanese princess
* 1988 – Armanti Edwards, American college football player
* 1988 – Elly Jackson, British singer and songwriter (La Roux)
* 1989 – Robbie Hummel, American basketball player
* 1990 – Kristinia DeBarge, American R&B singer
* 1990 – Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player
* 1990 – Ben Tozer, English footballer
* 1991 – Devon Werkheiser, American actor
* 1992 – Charlie Ray, American actress

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