Famous Birthdays on 2nd March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 220

1316 - Robert II, the Steward, King of Scots (1371-90)
1409 - John II, French duke of Alencon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc
1459 - Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)
1481 - Franz von Sickingen, German knight
1545 - Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
1555 - Ludovico Spontoni, composer
1578 - George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
1705 - William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
1755 - Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer
1759 - Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer
1760 - Camille Desmoulins, France, journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
1769 - DeWitt Clinton, (Gov/Sen-NY)
1770 - Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
1779 - Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)
1793 - Sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)
1800 - Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
1810 - Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)
1813 - George Alexander Macfarren, composer
1815 - Antonio Buzzolla, composer
1816 - Alexander H. Bullock, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
1817 - Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
1820 - Multatuli, writer
1820 - Eduard Douwes Dekker, [Multatuli], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar)
1824 - Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
1824 - Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia
1824 - Henry Beebee Carrington, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
1828 - Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879
1829 - Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist
1836 - Henry Billings Brown, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1913)
1838 - David Duffle Wood, composer
1842 - Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
1843 - Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
1844 - Hermanus J A M Schaepman, clergyman/Dutch politician
1849 - Robert Means Thompson, U.S. Naval Officer (d. 1930)
1860 - Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)
1862 - John Jay Chapman, US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)
1862 - Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
1875 - Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian
1876 - Pius XII, [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58)
1878 - Wander J de Haas, Dutch physicist/son-in-law of Lorentz
1878 - William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
1882 - Wallis Clark, Essex England, actress (Postal Inspector)
1884 - Leon Jongen, composer
1886 - Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
1893 - Maxime Dumoulin, composer
1894 - Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
1895 - Felix Bressart, Germany, actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads)
1899 - Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian dame
1900 - Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
1901 - Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber-merchant
1902 - Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
1902 - Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
Children's Author Dr. SeussChildren's Author Dr. Seuss (1904) 1904 - Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], Springfield, Massachusetts, children's author (Horton Hears a Who!)
1905 - Marc Blitzstein, Phila Pa, composer (Cradle Will Rock)
1908 - Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist
1908 - Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
1908 - Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
1909 - Hanoch Jacoby, composer
1909 - Jan Fabricius, Dutch playwright
1909 - Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (d. 1958)
1910 - Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector
1911 - William Hansen, WA, actor (Homebodies)
1912 - Arthur Beaumont C Langton, cricketer (S Afr pace bowler of 1930's)
1913 - Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)
1913 - Marjorie Weaver, Crossville Tennessee, actress (Young Mr Lincoln)
1913 - Mort Cooper, baseball player (NL MVP 1942)
1913 - Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
1915 - Lona Andre, actress (Case of Baby Sitter)
1916 - Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
1916 - Bernard George Stevens, composer
Actor Desi ArnazActor Desi Arnaz (1917) 1917 - Desi Arnaz, Santiago Cuba, actor (I Love Lucy)
1917 - Jim Konstanty, baseball player (NL MVP 1950)
1917 - John Gardner, composer
1917 - David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
1918 - Peter O'Sullevan, Ireland, horse racing commentator
1919 - Eddie Lawrence, comedian
1919 - Jennifer Jones, [Phyllis Isley], Oklahoma, actress (Farewell to Arms)
1919 - Tamara Toumanova, dancer
1920 - Enrique Franco, composer
1921 - Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson, composer
1922 - Eric Feldbush, composer
1922 - Mario Zafred, composer
1923 - Don Taylor, cricketer (NZ 3 Tests, Auck stands w/Sutcliffe in Wisden)
1923 - Robert H Michel, (Rep-R-IL, 1957- )
1923 - Orrin Keepnews, American writer and critic
1924 - Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
1926 - Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
1927 - Siegfried Kohler, composer
1927 - Witold Szalonec, composer
1927 - Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
1928 - Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
1929 - Donald Gosling, English parkeerplaatsenmagnaat/multi-millionaire
1930 - Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
1930 - John Cullum, Knoxville, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure)
1930 - Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
1931 - Duane E Graveline, Newport Vt, astronaut
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev (1931) 1931 - Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)
1931 - Tom Wolfe, Richmond Va, journalist/author (Right Stuff)
1934 - Bernard Rands, Sheffield England, composer (Wildtrack)
1934 - Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, NFLer
1935 - Al Waxman, Toronto Canada, actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms)
1936 - Henny Boskamp, [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)
1937 - Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
1938 - Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
1938 - Donald Schwall, baseball player (1961 AL rookie of year)
1938 - Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)
1938 - Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
1939 - Barbara Luna, NYC, actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage)
1939 - Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)
1940 - Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, chairman (S Afr Prog Fed Party, 1979-86)
1940 - Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
1941 - David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General
1942 - John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
1942 - Lou Reed, New York City, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), (d. 2013)
1942 - Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
1942 - Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
1943 - Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], London, English rocker (Drifters, Vipers)
1943 - Gordon Black, English industrialist
1943 - Rosa DeLauro, (Rep-D-Connecticut)
1943 - Stephen Dickman, composer
1943 - Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
1943 - Peter Straub, American author
1944 - Katherine Crawford, actress (Captains & Kings, Gemini Man)
1944 - Leif Segerstam, composer
1944 - Pam Barnett, LPGA golfer
1944 - Uschi Glas, German actress
1945 - Gordon Thompson, Ottawa Canada, actor (Adam Carrington-Dynasty)
1945 - Joy Garrett, actress (Jo-Days of Our Lives)
1946 - Brian J Donnelly, (Rep-D-MA, 1979- )
1947 - Harry Redknapp, English football manager
1948 - Larry Carlton, rock composer (Against All Odds, Who's the Boss)
1948 - Rory Gallagher, Donegal, Irish rock guitarist and songwriter (See Here)
1948 - Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
1949 - Gates McFadden, actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation)
1949 - Alain Chamfort, French singer
1950 - Karen Carpenter, New Haven Ct, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun)
1950 - Matthew Laurance, actor (Duet)
1950 - Mitchel Laurance, actor (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)
1950 - Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
1951 - Cassie Yates, Macon Ga, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)
1952 - Laraine Newman, Los Angeles California, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live)
1952 - Mark Evanier, American writer
1953 - William Simmons, sax/keyboardist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1954 - Stone Phumelele Sizani, South African treasurer (UDF)
1955 - Dale Bosworth, TV host (America's Most Wanted)
1955 - Dale Bozzio, Boston, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown)
1955 - Jay Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1955 - Shoko Asahara, [Chizuo Matsumoto], Japanese sect leader
1955 - Steve Small, cricketer (stalwart NSW opening batsman)
1955 - Ken Salazar, American politician
1956 - John Cowsill, Newport RI, rock drummer (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
1956 - Mark Evans, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC)
1958 - Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
1958 - Kevin Curren, South Africa, tennis star
1958 - Peter Arnold, American architect
1959 - Andrew Farriss, Australia, rock keyboardist (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1959 - Larry Stewart, Paducah KY, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
1959 - Laura Hurlbut, LPGA golfer
1960 - Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player
1961 - Simone Young, Australian conductor
1962 - Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1962 - Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
1962 - Philip Jonas, Johannesburg SA, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Payless-2nd)
1962 - Terry Steinbach, New Ulm MN, catcher (Oakland A's)
1962 - Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
1962 - Michael Salinger, American poet
1962 - Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
1963 - Suzette Charles, NJ, replaced Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)
1963 - Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider
1963 - Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter
1965 - Ron Gant, Victoria Texas, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1965 - Lembit Öpik, British politician
1966 - Judith Wiesner, Hallein Austria, tennis star (1994 Schenectady)
1966 - Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)
1967 - Allan Boyko, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1967 - Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1967 - Leo Gomez, Canovanas Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
1968 - Penny "Stamper" Davis, Carlisle England, Canadian 470 yachter (Oly-96)
1968 - Daniel Craig, English actor
1970 - Kevin Miniefield, NFL defensive back (Chic Bears)
1970 - Steve Holman, Indianapolis Indiana, miler
1971 - Amber Smith, Tampa Fl, actress (Faithful, Funeral, Mirror Has 2 Faces)
1971 - Donna Perry, Glendale CA, playmate (Nov, 1994)
1971 - James Hammerstrand, LaMesa California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96)
1971 - Ray Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 - Ruffin Hamilton, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1971 - Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
1971 - Elizabeth Lackey, American actress
1972 - Richard Ruccolo, American actor
1973 - John Elmore, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
1973 - Paul Popowich, actor (Tommy Tricker & Stamp Traveler)
1973 - Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
1973 - Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
1974 - Martine Dessureault, Montreal Quebec, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1974 - Monika Niederstätter, Italian athlete
1975 - Arleen McDonald, Miss USA-Mississippi (1997)
1976 - Lars Bruggemann, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1976 - Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris MartinLead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin (1977) 1977 - Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)
1977 - Heather McComb, American actress

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