Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28 Birthdays


1472 – Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (d. 1517)
1515 – Teresa of Avila, Spanish Carmelite nun and saint (d. 1582)
1522 – Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (d. 1557)
1569 – Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1622)
1592 – John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop (d. 1670)
1599 – Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer (d. 1658)
1613 – Empress Xiaozhuangwen of the Qing Dynasty (d. 1688)
1621 – Heinrich Schwemmer German music teacher and composer (d. 1696)
1652 – Samuel Sewall, American magistrate (d. 1730)
1725 – Andrew Kippis, English clergyman and biographer (d. 1795)
1750 – Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan nationalist (d. 1816)
1760 – Thomas Clarkson, British abolitionist (d. 1846)
1773 – Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)
1793 – Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist (d. 1864)
1795 – Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian (d. 1876)
1806 – Thomas Hare, English political scientist (d. 1891)
1811 – Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, Bohemian-born American bishop and Roman Catholic saint (d. 1860)
1815 – Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)
1818 – Wade Hampton III, American soldier and politician (d. 1902)
1819 – Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (d. 1891)
1836 – Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer, founded the Pabst Brewing Company (d. 1904)
1840 – Emin Pasha, Egyptian politician (d. 1892)
1842 – William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officer (d. 1908)
1849 – James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)
1851 – Bernardino Machado, Portuguese politician (d. 1944)
1862 – Aristide Briand, French politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
1866 – Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer (d. 1902)
1868 – Maxim Gorky, Russian author (d. 1936)
1871 – Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (d. 1951)
1873 – John Geiger, American rower (d. 1956)
1879 – Terence MacSwiney, Irish nationalist (d. 1920)
1881 – Martin Sheridan, Irish-born athlete (d. 1918)
1890 – Paul Whiteman, American bandleader (d. 1967)
1892 – Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1892 – Tom Maguire, Irish republican, commandant-general in the Western Command of the Irish Republican Army (d. 1993)
1893 – Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)
1894 – Ernst Lindemann, German naval officer (d. 1941)
1895 – Christian Herter, American politician, 53rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1966)
1895 – Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1985)
1897 – Sepp Herberger, German football coach (d. 1977)
1897 – Tillie Voss, American football player (d. 1975)
1899 – Gussie Busch, American brewer and baseball executive (d. 1989)
1899 – Harold B. Lee, American religious figure (d. 1973)
1899 – Buck Shaw, American football coach (d. 1977)
1900 – Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (d. 2004)
1902 – Flora Robson, English actress (d. 1984)
1902 – Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (d. 1988)
1903 – Rudolf Serkin, Austrian pianist (d. 1991)
1903 – Charles Starrett, American actor (d. 1986)
1905 – Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (d. 1996)
1905 – Marlin Perkins, American zoologist and television host (d. 1986)
1906 – Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer and teacher (d. 2002)
1907 – Norrey Ford, British writer (d. 1985)
1907 – Irving "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
1909 – Nelson Algren, American writer (d. 1981)
1910 – Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American librarian (d. 2001)
1910 – Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)
1910 – Queen Ingrid of Denmark (d. 2000)
1911 – John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher (d. 1960)
1912 – A. Bertram Chandler Australian author (d. 1984)
1912 – Marina Raskova, Russian navigator (d. 1943)
1914 – Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
1914 – Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (d. 1997)
1914 – Edmund Muskie, American politician (d. 1996)
1914 – Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist (d. 2003)
1915 – Jay Livingston, American composer and songwriter (d. 2001)
1917 – Claude Bertrand, Canadian neurosurgeon
1919 – Vic Raschi, American baseball player (d. 1988)
1921 – Sir Dirk Bogarde, English actor (d. 1999)
1921 – Herschel Grynszpan, German assassin of Ernst vom Rath (d. 1960)
1921 – Walter Neugebauer, Croatian comic book author (d. 1992)
1922 – Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
1922 – Felice Chiusano, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 1990)
1922 – Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
1923 – Ike Isaacs, American jazz bassist (d. 1981)
1923 – Thad Jones, American jazz trumpeter (Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band) (d. 1986)
1924 – Freddie Bartholomew, Irish actor (d. 1992)
1924 – Byrd Baylor, American author
1924 – Fred Flanagan, Australian footballer (d. 2013)
1925 – Dorothy DeBorba, American actress (d. 2010)
1926 – Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba
1927 – Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
1928 – Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American political scientist and geostrategist
1928 – Alexander Grothendieck, stateless mathematician
1929 – Paul England, Australian racing driver
1930 – Robert Ashley, American composer
1930 – Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer
1930 – Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1933 – Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)
1933 – Frank Murkowski, American politician
1934 – Lester Brown, American environmentalist
1935 – Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster
1936 – Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian author, politician and Nobel laureate
1937 – Liz Trotta, American journalist
1938 – Hans-Jürgen Bäsler, German footballer (d. 2002)
1940 – Tony Barber, Australian game show host
1940 – Yves Bérubé, Canadian engineer and politician (d. 1993)
1940 – Luis Cubilla, Uruguayan footballer and coach (d. 2013)
1941 – Alf Clausen, American composer
1941 – Jim Turner, American football player
1941 – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, American author
1942 – Michel Bissonnet, Canadian politician – President of the National Assembly of Quebec (2003-08)
1942 – Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
1942 – Kitanofuji Katsuaki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 52nd Yokozuna
1942 – Neil Kinnock, British politician
1942 – Mike Newell, English director
1942 – Samuel Ramey, American opera singer
1942 – Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)
1942 – Jerry Sloan, American basketball player and coach
1943 – Conchata Ferrell, American actress
1943 – Pierre St.-Jean, Canadian weightlifter
1944 – Rick Barry, American basketball player
1944 – Ken Howard, American actor
1945 – Dan Alon, Israeli fencer
1945 – Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician
1946 – Alejandro Toledo, Peruvian politician, President of Peru
1946 – Henry Paulson Jr., American economist
1946 – Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut
1947 – John Landecker, American disk jockey
1947 – Greg Thompson, Canadian politician
1948 – Matthew Corbett, English actor
1948 – John Evan, British musician (Jethro Tull)
1948 – Gerry House, American radio personality
1948 – Jayne Ann Krentz, American novelist
1948 – Dennis Unkovic, American author
1948 – Dianne Wiest, American actress
1948 – Milan Williams, American musician (The Commodores) (d. 2006)
1950 – Claudio Lolli, Italian singer-songwriter
1951 – Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina
1951 – Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
1952 – Keith Ashfield, Canadian politician
1952 – Tony Brise, British racing driver (d. 1975)
1953 – Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian politician (d. 1993)
1954 – Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
1954 – Donald Brown, American jazz pianist
1955 – John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician
1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer and actress
1956 – Susan Ershler, American public speaker, author, and climber of Mount Everest
1956 – April Margera, American television personality, mother of Bam Margera
1957 – Paul Eiding, American voice actor
1958 – Curt Hennig, American wrestler (d. 2003)
1958 – Edesio Alejandro, Cuban composer
1958 – Lou Franceschetti, Canadian ice hockey player
1959 – Chris Myers, American sportscaster
1960 – Chris Barrie, British actor
1960 – José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician
1960 – Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist
1961 – Orla Brady, Irish actress
1961 – Byron Scott, American basketball player and coach
1962 – Jure Franko, Slovenian skier
1962 – Terry Szopinski, American wrestler
1963 – Chieko Honda, Japanese voice actress (d. 2013)
1963 – Jan Masiel, Polish politician
1964 – Pablo Contrisciani, Argentine-born abstract painter
1965 – Steve Bull, English footballer
1966 – Cheryl James, American rapper and actress (Salt-n-Pepa)
1967 – John Ziegler, American radio host
1968 – Iris Chang, American author (d. 2004)
1968 – Nasser Hussain, English cricketer
1968 – Jon Lee, British drummer (The Darling Buds and Feeder) (d. 2002)
1968 – Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter
1968 – Max Perlich, American actor
1969 – Rodney Atkins, American singer-songwriter
1969 – Daniel Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player
1969 – Elliot Perry, American basketball player
1969 – Brett Ratner, American director
1970 – Michelle Gildernew, Irish politician
1970 – Vince Vaughn, American actor
1970 – Jennifer Weiner, American author
1970 – Aiga Zagorska, Lithuanian track and road cyclist
1971 – Mr. Cheeks, American rapper (The Lost Boyz)
1971 – Christianne Meneses Jacobs, Nicaraguan-American writer and educator
1971 – Wesley Person, American basketball player
1972 – Nick Frost, English comedian and actor
1972 – Eby J. Jose, Indian journalist
1972 – Keith Tkachuk, American ice hockey player
1973 – Eddie Fatu, Samoan wrestler (d. 2009)
1973 – Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
1973 – Matt Nathanson, American singer-songwriter
1973 – Morné van der Merwe, South African rugby player (d. 2013)
1974 – Mark King, English snooker player
1975 – Kate Gosselin, American TV personality
1975 – Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
1975 – Derek Hill, American racing driver
1975 – Richard Kelly, American director
1975 – Shanna Moakler, American model and actress
1975 – Matt Reis, American soccer goalkeeper
1976 – Dave Keuning, American guitar player (The Killers)
1977 – Erik Rasmussen, American ice hockey player
1977 – Lauren Weisberger, American novelist
1977 – Annie Wersching, American actress
1979 – Park Chae-rim, South Korean actress
1979 – Crystal Cox, American track and field athlete
1980 – Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper
1980 – Chitrangada Singh, Indian actress
1980 – Rasmus Seebach, Danish singer
1980 – Luke Walton, American basketball player
1981 – Lindsay Frimodt, American model
1981 – Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh Actor
1981 – Edwar Ramirez, American baseball player
1981 – Antonio Rizzo, Italian footballer
1981 – Julia Stiles, American actress
1982 – Sonia Agarwal, Indian actress
1982 – Luis Tejada, Panamanian footballer
1983 – Ryan Ashington, English footballer
1984 – Yordanos Abay, Ethiopian footballer
1984 – Ol Drake, English guitarist (Evile)
1984 – Christopher Samba, Congolese footballer
1984 – Nikki Sanderson, British actress and model
1985 – Stefano Ferrario, Italian footballer
1986 – Abuda, Brazilian footballer
1986 – Lady Gaga, American singer and songwriter
1986 – J-Kwon, American rapper
1986 – Yoon Joon-Soo, South Korean footballer
1986 – Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, Czech tennis player
1987 – Kagney Linn Karter, American pornographic actress
1987 – Lee Hea-Kang, South Korean footballer
1987 – Yohan Benalouane, Tunisian–French footballer
1988 – Patrick Mayer, German footballer
1988 – Lacey Turner, British actress
1989 – Logan Couture, Canadian hockey player
1989 – David Goodwillie, Scottish footballer
1989 – Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer
1989 – Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
1989 – Marek Suchý, Czech footballer
1990 – Zac Clarke, Australian rules footballer
1990 – Luca Marrone, Italian footballer
1990 – Dok2, South Korean rapper
1990 – Joe Bennett, English footballer
1991 – Amy Bruckner, American actress
1991 – Marie-Philip Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player
1992 – Sergi Gómez, Spanish footballer
1992 – Liam Hess, British actor

March 28 in History


37 – Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
193 – Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sells the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
364 – Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
1204 – The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus.
1776 – Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
1794 – Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
1809 – Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
1854 – Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
1860 – First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass – in New Mexico, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
1871 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
1889 – The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
1913 – Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1920 – Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
1930 – Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
1933 – The Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool is believed to be the first airline lost to sabotage when a passenger sets a fire on board.
1939 – Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid after a three-year siege.
1941 – World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.
1942 – World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
1946 – Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
1951 – First Indochina War: In the Battle of Mao Khe, French Union forces, led by World War II hero Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, inflict a defeat on Việt Minh forces commanded by General Võ Nguyên Giáp.
1959 – The State Council of the People's Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
1968 – Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.
1969 – Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
1969 – The McGill français movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal's history with 10,000 trade unionists, leftist activists, CEGEP students, and even some McGill students at McGill's Roddick Gates. This led to the majority of the protesters getting arrested.
1970 – Gediz earthquake: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck western Turkey at about 23:05 local time, killed 1,086 and injured 1,260.
1978 – The US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
1979 – Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.
1979 – The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government, precipitating a general election.
1990 – President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
1994 – In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
1994 – BBC Radio 5 is closed and replaced with a new news and sport station BBC Radio 5 Live.
1999 – Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
2000 – Three children are killed when a Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.
2003 – In a friendly fire incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.
2005 – The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
2006 – At least 1 million union members, students, and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 27 Birthdays


972 – King Robert II of France (d. 1031)
1306 – Philip III of Navarre (d. 1343)
1416 – Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer (d. 1480)
1627 – Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716)
1676 – Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian nationalist (d. 1735)
1681 – Joaquín Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish cardinal (d. 1760)
1696 – Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
1702 – Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
1709 – William Flackton, English bookseller, publisher, organist, violinist, viola player and composer (d. 1798)
1710 – Joseph Abaco, Belgian violoncellist and composer (d. 1805)
1712 – Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)
1714 – Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (d. 1795)
1730 – Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar and critic (d. 1786)
1746 – Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)
1760 – Ishmail Spicer, American composer (d. 1832)
1761 – James Sykes, American politician, 14th Governor of Delaware (d. 1822)
1765 – Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
1767 – Charles Didelot, French-Ukrainian dancer and choreographer (d. 1837)
1784 – Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian philologist (d. 1842)
1785 – King Louis XVII of France (d. 1795)
1787 – Pierre Antoine Delalande, French naturalist and explorer (d. 1823)
1797 – Alfred de Vigny, French author (d. 1863)
1801 – Alexander Barrow, United States Senator from Louisiana (d. 1846)
1809 – Jean-Louis Beaudry, Canadian politician(d. 1886)
1809 – Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French civic planner (d. 1891)
1810 – William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar (d. 1886)
1813 – Nathaniel Currier, American illustrator (d. 1888)
1817 – Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss biologist and botanist (d. 1891)
1818 – Erminia Frezzolini, Italian operatic soprano ⟨d. 1884⟩
1839 – John Ballance, New Zealand politician, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1893)
1844 – Adolphus Greely, American explorer and general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1935)
1845 – Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
1847 – Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
1851 – Vincent d'Indy, French opera composer and teacher (d. 1931)
1857 – Karl Pearson, English statistician and mathematician (d. 1936)
1859 – George Giffen, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
1860 – Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)
1863 – Sir Henry Royce, English automobile pioneer (d. 1933)
1868 – Patty Smith Hill, American educator (d. 1946)
1869 – James McNeill, Irish politician and diplomat (d. 1938)
1871 – Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician (d. 1948)
1871 – Heinrich Mann, German writer (d. 1950)
1875 – Jean Cau, French rower
1877 – Oscar Grégoire, Belgian water polo player and swimmer (d. 1947)
1879 – Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)
1879 – Sándor Garbai, Hungarian Politician (d. 1947)
1883 – Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
1883 – Paul McCullough, American actor and comedian ⟨d. 1936⟩
1886 – Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
1886 – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German architect (d. 1969)
1888 – Bouke Benenga, Dutch freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
1890 – Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, British naval officer (d. 1974)
1892 – Ferde Grofé, American composer and pianist (d. 1972)
1892 – Dorrit Weixler, German actress (d. 1916)
1893 – Karl Mannheim, Hungarian sociologist (d. 1947)
1894 – René Fonck, French aviator ⟨d. 1953⟩
1895 – Betty Schade, German-born American actress (d. 1982)
1895 – Roland Leighton, English soldier and poet (d. 1915)
1898 – Maria Rasputin, Russian daughter of Grigori Rasputin (d. 1977)
1898 – Alma Tell, American actress (d. 1937)
1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)
1897 – Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist (d. 1958)
1901 – Carl Barks, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1901 – Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (d. 1963)
1901 – Eisaku Sato, Japanese statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1975)
1901 – Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (d. 1971)
1902 – Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
1903 – Leif Tronstad, Norwegian scientist ⟨d. 1945⟩
1904 – Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican playwright (d. 1950)
1905 – Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
1905 – László Kalmár, Hungarian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1976)
1906 – Pee Wee Russell, American jazz musician (d. 1969)
1909 – Golo Mann, German historian (d. 1994)
1909 – Ben Webster, American jazz and tenor saxophonist (d. 1973)
1912 – James Callaghan, British politician (d. 2005)
1913 – Theodor Dannecker, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1914 – Richard Denning, American actor (d. 1998)
1914 – Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (d. 2009)
1914 – Krit Srivara, Thai commander
1915 – Robert Lockwood, Jr., American blues guitarist (d. 2006)
1917 – Cyrus Vance, American politician and 57th United States Secretary of State (d. 2002)
1917 – Reva Gerstein, Canadian Psychologist
1920 – Robin Jacques, British illustrator (d. 1995)
1920 – Richard Hayman, American conductor
1921 – Harold Nicholas, American dancer (d. 2000)
1921 – Richard Marner, Russian-Scottish actor (d. 2004)
1921 – Hélène Berr, French novelist and Holocaust victim (d. 1945)
1921 – Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (d. 2010)
1922 – Barnaby Conrad, American author (d. 2013)
1922 – Dick King-Smith English author (d. 2011)
1922 – Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)
1923 – Endo Shusaku, Japanese author (d. 1996)
1923 – Louis Simpson, Jamaican poet (d. 2012)
1924 – Sarah Vaughan, American singer (d. 1990)
1926 – Frank O'Hara, American poet (d. 1966)
1927 – Jean Beetz, Canadian lawyer, professor and judge (d. 1991)
1927 – Anthony Lewis, American journalist and writer
1927 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
1929 – Sybil Christopher, Welsh-American actress (d. 2013)
1929 – Anne Ramsey, American actress (d. 1988)
1930 – Daniel Spoerri, Swiss painter
1930 – Bob den Uyl, Dutch writer (d. 1992)
1931 – David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)
1932 – Roberto Farias, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter
1932 – Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún, Spanish politician and businessman, Mayor of Madrid (d. 1991)
1934 – Peter Schamoni, German film director and producer ⟨d. 2011⟩
1935 – Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer
1935 – Julian Glover, British actor
1935 – Stanley Rother, American Catholic priest and missionary (d. 1981)
1936 – Otmar Issing, German economist
1937 – Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
1939 – Cale Yarborough, American race car driver and businessman
1939 – Bruce Johnston, American convicted murderer and rapist (d. 2002)
1940 – Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
1940 – Austin Pendleton, American actor
1940 – Silvano Bertini, Italian welterweight boxer
1941 – Ivan Gašparovič, Slovakian politician, President of the Slovak Republic
1941 – Liese Prokop, Austrian athlete and politician (d. 2006)
1942 – John E. Sulston, British chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1942 – Michael York, English actor
1942 – Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
1943 – Mike Curtis, American football player
1944 – Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (d. 2008)
1944 – Miguel Enríquez, Chilean physician and activist (d. 1974)
1946 – Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
1946 – Michael Aris, British academic ⟨d. 1999⟩
1946 – Andy Bown, English bass player and songwriter (Status Quo (band) and Judas Jump)
1947 – Marc-Yvan Côté, Canadian politician
1947 – Brian Jones, British balloonist
1947 – Aad de Mos, Dutch football coach
1947 – Oliver Friggieri, Maltese philosopher, critic, poet, academic, and novelist
1947 – Walt Mossberg, American journalist
1947 – Craig Defoy, Welsh golfer
1948 – Jens-Peter Bonde, Danish politician
1949 – Dubravka Ugrešić, Croatian author
1949 – Serguei Pershin, Russian astrobiologist
1950 – Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis)
1950 – Petros Efthimiou, Greek politician and academic
1950 – Lynn McGlothen, American baseball player (d. 1984)
1952 – Jan Albers, Dutch field hockey player
1952 – Maria Schneider, French actress (d. 2011)
1952 – Richard Séguin, Canadian singer and songwriter
1952 – Dana Stabenow, American author
1953 – Edwarda O'Bara, American coma patient (d. 2012)
1953 – Herman Ponsteen, Dutch cyclist
1953 – George Copos, Romanian businessman
1954 – Robbie Haines, American sailor
1955 – Patrick McCabe (novelist), Irish novelist and dramatist
1955 – Lefteris Pantazis, Greek singer
1955 – Mariano Rajoy, Spanish politician
1955 – Christian Sarron, French motorcyclist
1956 – Leung Kwok Hung, Hong Kong activist
1956 – Thomas Wassberg, Swedish skier
1956 – Dale Arnold, American sports commentator and radio personality
1957 – Nick Hawkins, British politician
1957 – Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (d. 1997)
1957 – Kostas Vasilakakis, Greek footballer and football manager
1959 – Andrew Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
1959 – Mariusz Strzałka, Polish fencer
1960 – Hans Pflügler, German footballer
1960 – Renato Russo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (Legião Urbana and Aborto Elétrico) (d. 1996)
1960 – Mark Lovell, English Rally driver (d. 2003)
1961 – Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z and TMG)
1961 – Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist
1962 – Jann Arden, Canadian singer-songwriter
1962 – Rob Hollink, Dutch poker player
1962 – John O'Farrell, British broadcaster, author and satirist
1963 – Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician (Soda Stereo)
1963 – Randall Cunningham, American football player
1963 – Bedabrata Pain, Indian film director, producer, and inventor
1963 – Dave Koz, American saxophonist
1963 – Quentin Tarantino, American director, writer, and producer
1963 – Jörg Michael, German drummer (Stratovarius)
1963 – Xuxa, Brazilian actress, children's entertainer, singer, and television host
1964 – Glenn Carter, English actor and singer
1964 – Kad Merad, French-Algerian actor
1966 – Paula Trickey, American actress
1966 – Haruto Umezawa, Japanese manga artist
1966 – Manny Tolentino, Filipino tennis player
1966 – Žarko Paspalj, Serbian basketball player
1967 – David Bavaro, American football player
1967 – Talisa Soto, American actress
1967 – Kenta Kobashi, Japanese wrestler
1968 – Sandra Hess, Swiss actress and model
1969 – Kevin Corrigan, American actor
1969 – Stéphane Morin, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
1969 – Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer
1969 – Victoria O'Keefe, British actress (d. 1990)
1970 – Derek Aucoin, Canadian baseball player
1970 – Kathalijne Buitenweg, Dutch politician
1970 – Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman, Union, Econoline Crush, and Indigenous)
1970 – Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler and Stolen Ogre)
1970 – Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
1970 – Mariah Carey, American singer and actress
1970 – Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
1970 – Uwe Rosenberg, German board game designer
1971 – David Coulthard, Scottish Formula One driver
1971 – Matthew Pegg, British bassist (Procol Harum)
1971 – Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor
1972 – Charles Doyle Haas II, American wrestler
1972 – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer
1973 – Ade Adepitan, British wheelchair basketball player
1973 – Rui Jorge, Portuguese footballer
1974 – Russ Haas, American wrestler (d. 2001)
1974 – George Koumantarakis, Greek-South African footballer
1974 – Patrick van Loon, Dutch judoka
1974 – Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
1975 – Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas and Wild Orchid)
1975 – Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter
1976 – Djamel Belmadi, Algerian footballer
1976 – Danny Fortson, American basketball player
1976 – Carl Ng, Hong Kong-British actor and model
1977 – Adrian Anca, Romanian footballer
1977 – Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver
1977 – Ioannis Melissanidis, Greek artistic gymnast
1978 – Noname Jane, American porn actress and model
1979 – Michael Cuddyer, American baseball player
1979 – Denis Golovanov, Russian tennis player
1979 – Lee Ji-hoon, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor
1980 – Cesare Cremonini, Italian singer and songwriter (Lùnapop)
1980 – Michaela Paštiková, Czech tennis player
1981 – Carey Davis, American football player
1981 – Lin Jun Jie, Chinese singer and actor
1981 – Jukka Keskisalo, Finnish runner
1981 – Cacau, German-Brazilian soccer player
1981 – Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
1981 – Brian Miner, American comedian
1982 – Kurara Chibana, Japanese model, 1st Runner-up for Miss Universe 2006
1982 – Iman Crosson, American actor, impressionist and dancer
1983 – Yunus İçuz, Turkish footballer
1984 – Nesar Ahmad Bahave, Afghan martial artist
1984 – Michaël Cordier, Belgian footballer
1984 – Laura Critchley, British singer-songwriter
1984 – Brett Holman, Australian footballer
1984 – Ben Franks, New Zealand rugby player
1985 – Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
1985 – Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
1985 – Alison Carroll, English model
1985 – Caroline Winberg, Swedish model
1986 – Melissa Stern (Baby M), American custody case figure
1986 – Chris Lofton, American basketball player
1986 – SoCal Val, American wrestler and valet
1986 – Dan Bull, British rapper
1986 – Manuel Neuer, German footballer
1986 – George Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player
1987 – Cláudio, Brazilian footballer
1987 – Chad Denny, Canadian ice hockey player
1987 – Buster Posey, American baseball player
1987 – Victor Vito, New Zealand rugby player
1988 – Brenda Song, American actress
1988 – Jessie J, British singer
1990 – Alessio Bugno, Italian footballer
1990 – Kimbra Johnson, New Zealand singer-songwriter
1990 – Nicolas N'Koulou, Cameroonian footballer
1990 – Scott Selwood, Australian rules footballer
1990 – Janina Toljan, Austrian tennis player
1992 – Pedro Obiang, Spanish footballer
1992 – Aoi Yūki, Japanese voice actress
1994 – Lucia Mokrášová, Slovak heptathlete

March 27 in History


196 BC – Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
1309 – Pope Clement V imposes excommunication, interdiction, and a general prohibition of all commercial intercourse against Venice, which had unjustly seized on Ferrara, a fief of the Patrimony of Peter.
1329 – Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
1613 – The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
1625 – Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
1782 – Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1794 – The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
1794 – Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
1809 – Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad-Real.
1812 – Hugh McGary Jr. established what is now Evansville, Indiana on a bend in the Ohio River.
1814 – War of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
1836 – Texas Revolution: Goliad massacre – Antonio López de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
1846 – Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
1851 – First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans.
1854 – Crimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
1871 – The first international rugby football match, when Scotland defeat England in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
1881 – Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of Teetotalism by the Salvation Army.
1884 – A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, attacks members of a jury who had returned a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder, and then over the next few days would riot and destroy the courthouse.
1886 – Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
1890 – A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
1899 – Emilio Aguinaldo led Filipino forces for the only time during the Philippine-American War at the Battle of Marilao River.
1910 – A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312.
1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
1918 – Bessarabia joins the Kingdom of Romania.
1938 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
1941 – World War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
1943 – World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
1945 – World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war on the Axis Powers.
1948 – The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
1958 – Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
1963 – Beeching Axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
1975 – Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
1976 – The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
1977 – Tenerife airport disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 248 on KLM and 335 on Pan Am). 61 survived on the Pan Am flight. This is the worst aviation accident in history.
1980 – The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
1980 – Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges.
1981 – The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
1986 – A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer and injuring 21 people.
1990 – The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí, an anti-Castro propaganda network, to Cuba.
1993 – Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.
1993 – Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
1998 – The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
2000 – A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills 1 and injures 71.
2002 – Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.
2004 – HMS Scylla (F71), a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
2009 – Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.
2009 – A suicide bomber kills at least 48 at a mosque in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 26 Birthdays


603 – Pacal II, Mayan (d. 683)
1031 – Malcolm III of Scotland (d. 1093)
1516 – Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (d. 1565)
1554 – Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (d. 1611)
1634 – Domenico Freschi Italian composer and Roman Catholic priest (d. 1710)
1698 – Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist (d. 1765)
1749 – William Blount, American statesman (d. 1800)
1753 – Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (d. 1814)
1773 – Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician and navigator (d. 1838)
1794 – Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)
1854 – Maurice Lecoq, French sports shooter (d. 1925)
1859 – Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (d. 1936)
1859 – Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)
1866 – Fred Karno, British music hall impresario (d. 1941)
1868 – King Fuad I of Egypt (d. 1936)
1871 – Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
1874 – Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)
1875 – Max Abraham, German physicist (d. 1922)
1875 – Syngman Rhee, South Korean politician (d. 1965)
1876 – Prince William of Wied (d. 1945)
1879 – Othmar Ammann, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1965)
1879 – Waldemar Tietgens, German rower (d. 1917)
1880 – André Prévost, French tennis player (d. 1919)
1881 – Guccio Gucci, Italian businessman and fashion designer (d. 1953)
1882 – Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
1884 – Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (d. 1969)
1886 – Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
1888 – Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse (d. 1948)
1893 – Palmiro Togliatti, Italian communist leader (d. 1964)
1894 – Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
1898 – Rudolf Dassler, German sportswear executive (d. 1974)
1898 – Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
1904 – Joseph Campbell, American author (d. 1987)
1904 – Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor and filmmaker (d. 1986)
1904 – Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician (d. 2004)
1905 – Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1997)
1905 – Monty Berman, British producer (d. 2006)
1906 – Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpeter (d. 1981)
1907 – Azellus Denis, Canadian politician (d. 1991)
1908 – Franz Stangl, German concentration camp commandant (d. 1971)
1908 – Henry (Hank) Sylvern, American radio personality (d. 1964)
1911 – Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2003)
1911 – Tennessee Williams, American dramatist (d. 1983)
1911 – T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
1913 – Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1996)
1913 – Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist and classical scholar (d. 2010)
1914 – Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)
1914 – William Westmoreland, American military commander (d. 2005)
1915 – Hwang Sunwon, Korean writer (d. 2000)
1916 – Christian B. Anfinsen, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1995)
1916 – Bill Edrich, English cricketer (d. 1986)
1916 – Sterling Hayden, American actor (d. 1986)
1916 – Harry Rabinowitz, South African composer and conductor
1919 – Roger Leger, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1965)
1919 – Strother Martin, American actor (d. 1980)
1920 – Sergio Livingstone, Chilean footballer and sportscaster (d. 2012)
1922 – Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist (d. 2010)
1923 – Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
1923 – Bob Elliott, American comedian
1925 – Pierre Boulez, French composer and conductor
1925 – James Moody, American jazz musician (d. 2010)
1925 – Ben Mondor, Canadian-American baseball executive (d. 2010)
1926 – Ventsislav Yankov, Bulgarian pianist
1927 – Harold Chapman, British photographer
1929 – Edwin Turney, American businessman (d. 2008)
1929 – Tom Foley, American politician
1930 – Gregory Corso, American poet (d. 2001)
1930 – Sandra Day O'Connor, American jurist
1931 – Leonard Nimoy, American actor and director
1933 – Acharya Kuber Nath Rai, Indian Writer
1933 – Vine Deloria Jr., American scholar (d. 2005)
1934 – Alan Arkin, American actor
1935 – Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian statesman
1936 – Harry Kalas, American sportscaster (d. 2009)
1936 – Giora Feidman, Argentinian-Jewish klezmer clarinetist
1937 – Wayne Embry, American basketball player
1937 – James Lee, Canadian politician
1938 – Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1940 – James Caan, American actor
1940 – Nancy Pelosi, American politician
1941 – Richard Dawkins, British biologist
1941 – Yvon Marcoux, Canadian politician
1942 – Erica Jong, American author
1943 – Bob Woodward, American journalist
1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (The Supremes)
1945 – Mikhail Voronin, Soviet gymnast (d. 2004)
1946 – Johnny Crawford, American actor
1946 – Jiří Kabeš, Czech singer, violist, violinist, guitarist and songwriter
1946 – Alain Madelin, French politician
1947 – Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
1948 – Richard Tandy, British keyboardist (Electric Light Orchestra)
1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)
1949 – Vicki Lawrence, American actress and singer
1949 – Fran Sheehan, American musician (Boston)
1949 – Patrick Süskind, German writer
1950 – Teddy Pendergrass, American singer (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) (d. 2010)
1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian
1950 – Ernest Thomas, American actor
1950 – Alan Silvestri, American film composer
1951 – Carl Wieman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1952 – T. A. Barron, American writer
1952 – Didier Pironi, French Formula 1 driver (d. 1987)
1953 – Elaine Chao, American, 24th United States Secretary of Labor
1953 – Lincoln Chafee, American politician
1953 – Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian nationalist (d. 2002)
1954 – Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese voice actor
1954 – Clive Palmer, Australian businessman
1954 – Curtis Sliwa, American anti-crime activist
1955 – Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
1956 – Charly McClain, American singer
1957 – Leeza Gibbons, American television host
1957 – Paul Morley, English journalist
1958 – Chris Codiroli, American baseball player
1958 – Elio de Angelis, Italian racing driver (d. 1986)
1959 – Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
1960 – Marcus Allen, American football player
1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress
1960 – Øystein Mæland, Norweigian psychiatrist, civil servant and politician
1960 – Axel Prahl, German actor
1961 – Leigh Bowery, Australian performance artist (d. 1994)
1961 – William Hague, British politician
1961 – Billy Warlock, American actor
1962 – Eric Allan Kramer, American actor
1962 – Richard Coles, English musician and priest
1962 – John Stockton, American basketball player
1962 – Paul de Leeuw, Dutch television host
1963 – Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
1963 – Roch Voisine, Canadian singer and songwriter
1964 – Todd Barry, American Comedian
1964 – Martin Donnelly, Irish race car driver
1964 – Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1964 – Hai Zi, Chinese poet (d. 1989)
1965 – Trey Azagthoth, American guitarist (Morbid Angel)
1966 – Nick Wirth, British engineer
1966 – Michael Imperioli, American actor
1967 – Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
1968 – Kenny Chesney, American singer
1968 – James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle)
1968 – Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
1969 – Alessandro Moscardi, Italian rugby player
1970 – Paul Bosvelt, Dutch football player
1970 – Thomas Kyparissis, Greek footballer
1970 – Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright and director
1971 – Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist and sociobiologist
1972 – Jon Reep, American comedian and actor
1972 – Jason Maxwell, American baseball player
1972 – Leslie Mann, American actress
1973 – Heather Goldenhersh, American actress
1973 – Lawrence E. Page, American computer scientist, Co-Founder of Google
1973 – T. R. Knight, American actor
1973 – Matt Burke, Australian rugby player
1974 – Mike Peca, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 – Juvenile, American rapper (Hot Boys)
1976 – Joachim Alcine, Haitian-born Canadian boxer
1976 – Amy Smart, American actress
1976 – Natalia Livingston, American actress
1976 – Nurgül Yeşilçay, Turkish actress
1976 – Ufuk Talay, Australian footballer
1977 – Kevin Davies, English footballer
1977 – Sylvain Grenier, Canadian wrestler
1978 – Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player
1979 – Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
1979 – Pierre Womé, Cameroonian footballer
1979 – Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer
1980 – Niina Kelo, Finnish heptathlete
1980 – Son Ho Young, Korean singer (g.o.d)
1980 – Richie Wellens, English footballer
1981 – Baruch Dego, Israeli football player
1981 – Massimo Donati, Italian footballer
1981 – Jay Sean, British singer
1981 – Josh Wilson, American baseball player
1982 – Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
1982 – Nate Kaeding, American football player
1983 – Roman Bednar, Czech footballer
1983 – Michael Brendli, American wrestler
1984 – Jimmy Howard, American ice hockey player
1984 – Stéphanie Lapointe, Canadian singer and actress
1984 – David McGowan, English footballer
1984 – Alberto Schettino, Italian footballer
1984 – Annette Schwarz, German pornographic actress
1984 – Marco Stier, German footballer
1984 – Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer
1984 – Sara Jean Underwood, American model
1985 – Keira Knightley, English actress
1985 – Jonathan Groff, American actor
1985 – Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricketer
1986 – Jonny Craig, Canadian singer and songwriter (Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance, and Isles & Glaciers)
1986 – Emma Laine, Finnish tennis player
1986 – Misty Stone, American pornographic actress and model
1987 – Jermichael Finley, American football player
1987 – Steven Fletcher, Scottish footballer
1987 – YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1988 – Suvi Koponen, Finnish model
1989 – Matteo Guidicelli, Filipino actor and racer
1989 – Simon Kjær, Danish footballer
1989 – Josiah Leming, American singer-songwriter
1990 – Yuya Takaki, Japanese actor and singer
1990 – Yūya Yagira, Japanese actor
1992 – Haley Ramm, American actress
1994 – Mayu Watanabe, Japanese actress and singer (AKB48 and Watarirouka Hashiritai)
2005 – Countess Luana of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg

March 26 in History


590 – Emperor Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1027 – Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
1351 – Combat of the Thirty : Thirty Breton Knights call out and defeat thirty English Knights.
1484 – William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables.
1552 – Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
1636 – Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
1812 – An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.
1830 – The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
1839 – The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
1881 – Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
1885 – The Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel begin the North-West Rebellion against Canada.
1913 – Balkan War: Bulgarian forces capture Adrianople.
1917 – World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
1931 – SwissAir is founded as the national airline of Switzerland.
1934 – The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
1939 – Spanish Civil War: Nationalists begin their final offensive of the war.
1942 – World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
1958 – The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
1958 – The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
1967 – Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City
1971 – East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
1974 – Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India.
1975 – The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C..
1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..
1991 – Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.
1991 – Five South Korean boys, nicknamed the Frog Boys, disappear while hunting for frogs and are murdered in a case that remains unsolved.
1995 – The Schengen Treaty comes into effect.
1997 – Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
1998 – Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
1999 – The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
2005 – The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the demonstration.

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25 Birthdays


1252 – Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)
1259 – Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
1297 – Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
1297 – Arnošt of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
1345 – Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (d. 1369)
1347 – Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (d. 1380).
1479 – Vasili III, Grand Prince of Moscow (d. 1533)
1539 – Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)
1541 – Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587)
1593 – Saint Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
1643 – Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (d. 1680)
1661 – Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)
1699 – Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (d. 1783)
1767 – Joachim Murat, King of Naples (d. 1815)
1782 – Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839)
1800 – Heinrich von Dechsen, German geologist (d. 1889)
1808 – Jose de Espronceda, Spanish Romantic poet (d. 1842)
1824 – Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
1840 – Myles Keogh, American soldier of fortune (d. 1876)
1863 – Simon Flexner, American pathologist (d. 1946)
1867 – Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor, (d. 1957)
1867 – Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor (d. 1941)
1868 – William Lockwood, English cricketer (d. 1932)
1871 – Louis Perrée, French fencer (d. 1924)
1872 – Horatio Nelson Jackson, American car driver (d. 1955)
1873 – Rudolf Rocker, German anarchist (d. 1958)
1876 – Irving Baxter, American athlete (d. 1957)
1877 – Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
1879 – Amedee Reyburn, American freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1920)
1881 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer (d. 1945)
1881 – Mary Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)
1884 – Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (d. 1950)
1886 – Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
1892 – Andy Clyde, American actor (d. 1967)
1895 – Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
1897 – John Laurie, Scottish actor (d. 1980)
1898 – Marcelle Narbonne, Franch supercentenarian (d. 2012)
1899 – Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
1899 – François Rozet, French-born Canadian actor (d. 1994)
1901 – Ed Begley, American actor (d. 1970)
1903 – Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)
1903 – Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
1905 – Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, German army officer and 20 July Plot conspirator (d. 1944)
1906 – A.J.P. Taylor, British historian (d. 1990)
1906 – Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (d. 1994)
1908 – Helmut Käutner, German actor and director (d. 1980)
1908 – Sir David Lean, English film director (d. 1991)
1910 – Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
1910 – Benzion Netanyahu, Israeli historian, father of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (d. 2012)
1911 – Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
1912 – Melita Norwood, British civil servant and KGB intelligence source (d. 2005)
1912 – Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor (d. 1971)
1913 – Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
1914 – Norman Borlaug, American agriculturalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2009)
1916 – Jean Rogers, American actress (d. 1991)
1918 – Howard Cosell, American sports reporter (d. 1995)
1920 – Patrick Troughton, English actor (d. 1987)
1920 – Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
1921 – Nancy Kelly, American actress (d. 1995)
1921 – Simone Signoret, French actress (d. 1985)
1921 – Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Yugoslavia queen (d. 1993)
1922 – Eileen Ford, American model agency executive
1923 – Bonnie Guitar, American singer
1923 – Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
1924 – Roberts Blossom, American actor d.2011
1924 – Machiko Kyô, Japanese actress
1925 – Nancy Kelly, American actress (d. 1995)
1925 – Flannery O'Connor, American author (d. 1964)
1925 – Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (d. 2010)
1926 – László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
1926 – Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (d. 1999)
1927 – P. Shanmugam, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Puducherry (d. 2013)
1928 – Jim Lovell, American astronaut
1929 – Cecil Taylor, American pianist
1930 – Carlo Mauri, Italian mountaineer (d. 1982)
1931 – Tom Wilson, American record producer (d. 1978)
1931 – Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer (d. 2011)
1932 – Gene Shalit, American film critic
1932 – Penelope Gilliatt, English writer (d. 1993)
1932 – Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (d. 2010)
1934 – Johnny Burnette, American singer (The Rock and Roll Trio) (d. 1964)
1934 – Bernard King, Australian chef (d. 2002)
1934 – Karlheinz Schreiber, Canadian industrialist, lobbyist and arms dealer
1934 – Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher
1935 – Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
1937 – Tom Monaghan, American businessman, founded Domino's Pizza
1938 – Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
1938 – Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian race car driver
1939 – Toni Cade Bambara, American author (d. 1995)
1940 – Anita Bryant, American singer
1941 – Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer
1942 – Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer
1942 – Kim Woodburn, English television personality
1943 – Paul Michael Glaser, American actor
1946 – Cliff Balsam, English footballer
1946 – Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (d. 2010)
1946 – Stephen Hunter, American author
1946 – Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
1946 – Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
1947 – Elton John, English singer and songwriter
1948 – Bonnie Bedelia, American actress
1948 – Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter
1950 – Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
1951 – Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese wrestler (d. 2000)
1951 – Maizie Williams, British singer (Boney M.)
1952 – Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
1954 – Elli Stai, Greek journalist and talk show host
1954 – Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
1955 – Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
1955 – Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player
1956 – Matthew Garber, English actor (d. 1977)
1957 – Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
1958 – Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
1958 – James McDaniel, American actor
1958 – Ray Tanner, American college baseball coach
1958 – John Ensign, American politician
1958 – Susie Bright, American feminist and writer
1958 – Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician
1960 – Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress
1960 – Steve Norman, British saxophonist (Spandau Ballet)
1960 – Peter O'Brien, Australian actor
1960 – Haywood Nelson, American actor
1960 – Linda Sue Park, American author of teen fiction
1960 – Brenda Strong, American actress
1961 – Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
1961 – Mark Brooks, American golfer
1962 – Marcia Cross, American actress
1964 – Lisa Gay Hamilton, American actress
1964 – René Meulensteen, Dutch football coach
1964 – Kate DiCamillo, American author
1964 – Alex Solis, Panamanian jockey
1964 – Ken Wregget, Canadian ice hockey player
1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
1965 – Avery Johnson, American basketball player and coach
1965 – Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgarian high jumper
1966 – Tom Glavine, American baseball player
1966 – Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist (The Jeff Healey Band) (d. 2008)
1966 – Tatjana Patitz, German model
1966 – Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
1967 – Matthew Barney, American artist
1967 – Debi Thomas, American figure skater
1967 – Doug Stanhope, American comedian
1969 – Dale Davis, American basketball player
1969 – Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
1969 – Jeffrey Walker, British Musician (Carcass, Blackstar, and Electro Hippies)
1970 – Kari Matchett, Canadian actress
1970 – Teri Moïse, American singer
1971 – Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player
1971 – Sheryl Swoopes, American basketball player
1971 – Stacy Dragila, American pole vaulter
1972 – Giniel de Villiers, South African racing driver
1972 – Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer with Motherwell, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday (d. 2007)
1973 – Anthony Barness, English footballer
1973 – Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames, Passenger, Dark Tranquillity and Ceremonial Oath)
1973 – Bob Sura, American basketball player
1974 – Lark Voorhies, American actress
1975 – Ladislav Benýšek, Czech ice hockey player
1975 – Melanie Blatt, British singer (All Saints)
1976 – Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer
1976 – Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer
1976 – Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor
1976 – Lars Figura, German sprinter
1976 – Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
1976 – Gigi Leung, Hong Kong singer and actress
1976 – Rima Wakarua, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
1978 – Teanna Kai, American pornographic actress
1978 – Gennaro Delvecchio, Italian footballer
1979 – Lee Pace, American actor
1979 – Natasha Yi, American model
1980 – Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
1982 – Sean Faris, American actor and model
1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver
1982 – Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
1982 – Jenny Slate, American comedienne
1984 – Katharine McPhee, American singer and actress
1984 – Liam Messam, New Zealand rugby player
1985 – Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American singer
1986 – Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player
1986 – Megan Gibson, American softball player
1986 – Kyle Lowry, American basketball player
1987 – Jacob Bagersted, Danish handballer
1987 – Jason Castro, American singer
1987 – Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
1987 – Victor Obinna, Nigerian footballer
1988 – Erik Knudsen, Canadian actor
1988 – Big Sean, American rapper
1988 – Ryan Lewis, American musician
1988 – Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player
1989 – Tom Maynard, Welsh cricketer (d. 2012)
1989 – Aly Michalka, American actress and singer (78violet)
1989 – Scott Sinclair, English footballer
1989 – Haiqeem, American Rock singer
1990 – Alexander Esswein, German footballer
1990 – Mehmet Ekici, Turkish footballer
1991 – Seychelle Gabriel, American actress
1991 – Samia Yusuf Omar, Somalian sprinter (d. 2012)
1993 – Sam Johnstone, English footballer
1999 – Tatum McCann, American actress

March 25 In History


421 – Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend.
708 – Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.
1199 – Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
1306 – Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.
1409 – The Council of Pisa opens.
1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
1634 – The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
1655 – Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
1802 – The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom.
1807 – The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
1807 – The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.
1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
1821 – (Julian Calendar) Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually begun since 23 February 1821. The date was chosen in the early years of the Greek state so that it falls on the day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, strengthening the ties between the Greek Orthodox Church and the newly-found state.
1865 – American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union.
1894 – Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.
1911 – In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
1917 – The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.
1918 – The Belarusian People's Republic is established.
1924 – On the anniversary of Greek Independence, Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic.
1931 – The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
1941 – The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
1947 – An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
1948 – The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
1949 – The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union.
1957 – United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on the grounds of obscenity.
1957 – The European Economic Community is established (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
1958 – Canada's Avro Arrow makes its first flight.
1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
1971 – The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
1975 – Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.
1979 – The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
1988 – The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
1990 – The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx.
1992 – Pakistan national cricket team won the 1992 Cricket World Cup first time in the history of cricket, Final was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground .
1992 – Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
1995 – WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
1996 – An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.
1996 – The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
2006 – Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
2006 – Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus, following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.