Famous Birthdays on 17th March

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1231 - Emperor Shij┼Ź of Japan (d. 1242)
1473 - James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513)
1578 - Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1628 - Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1664 - Georg Osterreich, composer
1675 - Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer
1676 - Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
1685 - Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter
1725 - Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
1746 - Jan David Holland, composer
1777 - Roger Brooke Taney, Calvert Md, 5th Chief Justice (Dred Scott dec)
1780 - Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)
1781 - Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Neth Indies
1781 - Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)
1787 - George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1789 - Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)
1804 - James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance
1820 - Patrick Edward Connor, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1820 - Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
1825 - Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
1826 - Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (Volkerkunder)
1828 - Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)
1832 - Moncure Daniel Conway, US, abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
1832 - Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 - Gottlieb Daimler, Germany, engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle
1839 - Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
1846 - Kate Greenaway, England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)
1848 - Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
1856 - Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
1862 - Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
1866 - Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
1870 - Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
1872 - Billy Quaife, cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
1873 - Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)
1873 - Margaret Bondfield, Brit Labour leader/1st woman cabinet member
1874 - Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
1874 - Stephen Samuel Wise, US, pres of Zionist Org of America
1876 - Frederic Ayers, composer
1877 - Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
1880 - Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
1880 - Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
1880 - Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
1881 - Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
1881 - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1883 - Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
1884 - Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
1886 - Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
1887 - Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
1888 - Frank Buck, actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs)
1888 - Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961)
1890 - Harold Morris, composer
1892 - Sayed Darwish, composer
1892 - Benjamin Drake Van Wissen, Australian Engineer (d. 1984)
1894 - Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
1895 - Shemp Howard, Bkln, comedian (3 Stooges, Bank Dick) [or 1891]
1897 - Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
1900 - Alfred Newman, New Haven, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing)
1901 - Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)
Golfer Bobby JonesGolfer Bobby Jones (1902) 1902 - Bobby Jones Jr, Atlanta Georgia, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930)
1906 - Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], Berlin, actr (Gloria, Gold)
1906 - Michael O'Shea, Hartford Ct, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life)
1906 - Tamara Geva, dancer
1907 - Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
1907 - Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
1908 - Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
1908 - Radie Britain, composer
1908 - Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
1909 - Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat
1910 - Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader
1911 - Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
1911 - Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician
1914 - Sammy Baugh, Texas, NFL hall of famer QB (Wash Redskins)
1915 - Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
1915 - William Roycroft, Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1915 - Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
1916 - Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
1917 - Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist
1917 - Brian Boydell, composer
1918 - D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
1918 - Mercedes McCambridge, Joliet Ill, actress (All the King's Men)
1918 - Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
1919 - Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)
Musician Nat King ColeMusician Nat King Cole (1919) 1919 - Nat "King" Cole, Montgomery Ala, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)
1920 - John La Montaine, Oak Park Ill, composer (Pulitzer 1959), (d. 2013)
1921 - Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
1922 - Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
1922 - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
1923 - Margaret Bondfield, 1st woman chairman (Trades Union Congress)
1924 - Stephen Dodgson, composer
1925 - G M Hughes, British zoologist
1925 - Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
1925 - Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
1926 - Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
1927 - Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
1927 - Maurice Ingvar Karkoff, composer
1927 - Nancy Sheehan, writer
1927 - Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
1927 - Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
1928 - Edino Krieger, composer
1928 - William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
1930 - James Benson Irwin, Pittsburgh Penn, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
1931 - Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)
1931 - David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
1932 - Dick Curless, singer/songwriter
1932 - Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
1934 - Erhard Grosskopf, composer
1934 - Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
1935 - Adam Wade, Pitts Pa, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn)
1936 - Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
1936 - Thomas K Mattingly II, Chic, Capt USN/astro (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)
1936 - Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
1936 - Robert Daniel, Richmond, Virginia, republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), (d. 2012)
1937 - Adam Wade, actor (Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe)
1937 - Galina Samsova, ballerina
1937 - Frank Calabrese [Frankie Breeze], Chicago, Illinois, mafia hitman, (d. 2012)
1938 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russia, ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov)
1939 - Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
1939 - Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
1939 - Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
1940 - Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants)
1940 - Mark White, American politician
1941 - Paul Kantner, SF California, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane)
1941 - Clarence Collins, US singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)
1941 - Edward Harper, composer
1941 - Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician
1942 - John Wayne Gacy, Chicago Ill, serial killer (32 boys)
1942 - Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)
1942 - Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
1943 - Don Mitchell, Houston Texas, actor (Mark-Ironside), (d. 2013)
1944 - Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
1944 - John Sebastian, NYC, singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter)
1944 - Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)
1944 - Pattie Boyd, English photographer and author (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)
1945 - Paco Gonzalez, race horse trainer
1945 - Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
1945 - Michael Hayden, General USAF, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1946 - Harold Brown, Long Beach Ca, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy)
1946 - Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
1947 - Ian Gomm, rock guitarist
1947 - James Morrow, American author
1947 - Jan Andersson, Swedish politician
1947 - Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
1948 - Fran Byrne, rocker
1948 - Pat Lloyd, rocker
1948 - Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
1948 - William [Ford] Gibson, Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
1948 - Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker
1948 - Alex MacDonald, Scottish Footballer and football manager
1949 - Patrick Duffy, Townsend Mont, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)
1949 - Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
Actor Kurt RussellActor Kurt Russell (1951) 1951 - Kurt Russell, Springfeild Mass, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons)
1951 - Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
1951 - Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
1952 - Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
1953 - Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
1953 - Chuck Muncie, American football running back, (d. 2013)
1954 - Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)
1954 - Rena Jones, rock vocalist
1954 - Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
1955 - Bill Beyers, actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol)
1955 - Cynthia McKinney, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1955 - Gary Sinise, actor (Apollo 13, Forrest Gump)
1955 - Paul Overstreet, Van Cleave Miss, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)
1956 - Will Rigby, rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)
1956 - Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
1957 - Robin Cousins, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1980)
1957 - Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
1958 - Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
1959 - Brian Douglas Jones, Auckland NZ, tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)
1959 - Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
1959 - Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
1959 - Terry Hall (Specials, Fun Boy 3)
1959 - Paul Black, American rock singer
1959 - Christian Clemenson, American actor
1960 - Lee Ann Michelle, Surrey England, playmate (Feb, 1979)
1960 - Vicki Lewis, Cincinnati, actress (Beth-Newsradio)
1960 - Arye Gross, American actor
1961 - Casey Siemaszko, Chicago IL, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High)
1961 - Dana Reeve, American actress and activist (d. 2006)
1961 - Andrew Paul, English actor
1962 - Clare Grogan, rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
1962 - Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1962 - Patrick Thomas Burke, Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
1962 - Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1962 - Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
1963 - Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
1963 - Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)
1963 - Nick Peros, Canadian composer
1963 - Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
1964 - Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Oly-98)
1964 - Don Griffin, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
1964 - Rob Lowe, Charlottesville Va, actor (St Elmo's Fire, Hotel NH, Class)
1964 - Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
1964 - Lee Dixon, English footballer
1964 - Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
1965 - Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player
1965 - Caitlin Bilodeaux, Boston Mass, US fencer (Olympic-92)
1965 - John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1966 - Andrew Hudson, cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992)
1966 - Jeremy Sheffield, English actor

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