Famous Birthdays on 31st March

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 222

250 - Constantius Chlorus, Roman Emperor (d. 306)
1360 - Philippa of Lancaster, queen of Portugal (d. 1415)
1425 - Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (d. 1468)
1499 - Pius IV, [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian lawyer/pope (1559-65)
1504 - Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh guru (d. 1552)
1519 - Henry II, King of France (1547-59)
1536 - Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (d. 1565)
1576 - Louise Juliana of Nassau, Regent of Bohemia (died 1644)
1596 - René Descartes, France, philosopher (he thought, therefore he was)
1621 - Andrew Marvell, England, poet (To His Coy Mistress)
1651 - Karl II, Elector Palatine (d. 1685)
1675 - Benedict XIV, [Prospero L Lambertini], Italy, Pope (1740-58)
1684 - Francesco Durante, composer
1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Eisenach Germany, composer (Mattheus-Passion)
1717 - Florian Wrastill, composer
1718 - Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (d. 1781)
1723 - Frederik V, King of Denmark/Norway (1746-66)
1730 - Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (d. 1783)
1732 - Franz Joseph Haydn, Vienna Austria, prominent composer of the classical period (The Creation/Die Schopfung)
Composer Johann Sebastian BachComposer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685) 1747 - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (Moon has Risen)
1777 - Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (d. 1859)
1778 - Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (d. 1858)
1791 - Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer
1794 - Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan, American politician (d. 1852)
1809 - Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
1809 - Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer
1809 - Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General)
1811 - Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist (Bunsen Burner)
1819 - Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1901)
1822 - Rafael Hernando, composer
1831 - Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist
1835 - John La Farge, US painter
1837 - Robert Ross McBurney, 1st paid secretary of the YMCA
1837 - Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1838 - Leon Dierx, French poet
1839 - Nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS)
1840 - John Herbert Kelly, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1844 - Andrew Lang, Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book)
1847 - Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer
1847 - Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (d. 1878)
1848 - John Henry Roberts, composer
1854 - Dugald Clerk, inventor (2-stroke motorcycle engine)
1855 - Alfred E. Hunt, founder of Alcoa (d. 1899)
1868 - Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist
1871 - Arthur Griffith, President of Ireland (d. 1922)
1872 - Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet)
1876 - Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)
1878 - Jack Johnson,1st black heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915)
1884 - Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (d. 1946)
1885 - Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist
1887 - Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer
1890 - William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
1891 - Erich Walter Sternberg, composer
1891 - Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)
1891 - Victor Varconi, Hungary, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings, Big City)
1892 - Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant
1893 - Clemens Krauss, Vienna Austria, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937)
1895 - John Jay McCloy, lawyer/banker (Sec of War 1941-45, pres Chase Man)
1895 - Vardis A Fisher, US author (Darkness & Deep)
1900 - Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
1906 - Lauri Saikkola, composer
1907 - Eddie Quillan, Phila, actor (Julia, Hell Town)
1908 - Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)
1909 - Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP (GVP)/editor (Neth Daily)
1909 - Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator
1911 - Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
1912 - Wilhelmus Berkelmans, civil servant/resistance fighter
1914 - Octavio Paz, Mexico, writer/diplomat (Salamandra, Topoemas)
1915 - Eliseo Morales Pajaro, composer
1915 - Henry Morgan, NYC, comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena)
1915 - Jack Perry, businessman
1915 - Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)
1916 - John Vivyan, Chicago Illinois, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky)
1916 - Lucille Bliss, American voice actress, (d. 2012)
1916 - John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)
1918 - Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
1919 - Frank Akins, American football player (d. 1993)
1920 - Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)
1920 - Deborah_Cavendish,_Duchess_of_Devonshire, English Duchess, now Dowager Duchess
1922 - Patrick J G McGee, North Ireland, actor (Clockwork Orange)
1922 - Richard Kiley, Chicago, actor (Man of La Mancha, Endless Love)
1923 - Donald Argee Barksdale, Berkley Cal, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1923 - Lawrie Miller, NZ cricketer (opening bat in 13 Tests)
1924 - Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
1924 - Leo Buscaglia, Los Angeles California, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love)
1925 - Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
1926 - John Fowles, England, novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
1926 - Sydney Chaplin, son of Charlie/actor (Adding Machine, Psycho Sisters)
Farm Labor Leader Cesar ChavezFarm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez (1927) 1927 - Cesar Chavez, Yuma Az, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers)
1927 - William Daniels, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776)
1928 - Gordie Howe, Floral Sask, NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings)
1929 - Lee Patterson, Vancouver BC, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World)
1929 - Liz Claiborne, Brussels Belgium, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc (d. 2007)
1929 - Bertram Fields, American lawyer
1931 - Miller Barber, Shreveport LA, PGA golfer (1968 Byron Nelson Classic)
1932 - Godfrey Lawrence, cricketer (South African fast bowler, 8-53 v NZ 1961)
1932 - John Jakes, Chicago, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters)
1932 - Nagisa Oshima, Kyoto Japan, director (Town of Love & Hope), (d. 2013)
1933 - Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
1933 - Shirley Jones, Smithton Pa, actress (Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry)
1933 - Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
1934 - Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russia, cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)
1934 - John D Loudermilk, rock drummer/vocalist (Language of Love, Norman)
Fashion Designer Liz ClaiborneFashion Designer Liz Claiborne (1929) 1934 - Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)
1934 - Richard Chamberlain, Beverly Hills, California, American actor (Dr Kildare)
1935 - Herb Alpert, bandleader/trumpeteer (Tijuana Brass)/CEO (A & M)
1935 - Judith Rossner, US, writer (August)
1936 - Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)
1936 - Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor
1937 - Willem Duyn, [Mouth], Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal)
1938 - Nathaniel Taylor, St Louis Mo, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons)
1938 - Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
1938 - Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
1938 - David Steel, Scottish politician
1939 - Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)
1940 - Barney Frank, (Rep-D-MA, 1981- )
1940 - Jim Criner, WLAF head coach (Scottish Claymores)
1940 - Patrick J Leahy, (Sen-D-VT, 1975- )
1942 - Michael Savage, American talk radio host and commentator
1942 - Ulla Hoffmann, Swedish politician
Actor Christopher WalkenActor Christopher Walken (1943) 1943 - Christopher Walken, Astoria Queens, actor (Deer Hunter, Brainstorm)
1944 - Rod Allen, [B Rodney Bainbridge] rock bassist/vocalist (Fortunes)
1944 - Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
1945 - Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
1946 - Aftab Gul, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in six Tests 1969-71)
1946 - Al Nichol, Winston Salem NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles)
1946 - Gabe Kaplan, Brooklyn New York, American comedian/actor (Welcome Back Kotter)
1946 - Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1984)
1947 - Al Goodman, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
1947 - Caesar Gaviria Trujillo, president (Colombia, 1990-94)
1947 - Jon-Jon Poulos, Chicago Ill, rocker (Buckinghams)
1948 - Albert Gore Jr, Wash DC, (Sen-D-Tenn, 1985-92)/45th US VP (1993- )
1948 - David Eisenhower, Eisenhower's grandson (married Julie Nixon)
1948 - Rhea Perlman, Brooklyn, actress (Zena-Taxi, Carla-Cheers)
1948 - Thijs van Leer, Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection)
1948 - Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist
1950 - Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner
1950 - Richard Hughes, rocker (Johnny Winter Band)
1951 - Ed Marinaro, NYC, actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley)
1952 - Dermot Morgan, Irish actor (d. 1998)
1953 - Greg Martin, Louisville Ky, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1953 - Sean Hopper, California, rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News)
1954 - Tony Brock, England, rock drummer (Isn't It Time, Every Time I Think of You)
1955 - Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1955 - Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
1957 - Marc McClure, San Mateo California, actor (Ross-California Fever)
1957 - Mary Cadorette, East Hartford Ct, actress (Vicky-3's a Crowd)
1957 - Patrick G Forrester, El Paso TX, Lt Col Army/astronaut
1958 - Jay Feenan, Windham NH, rower (Olympics-1996)
1958 - Pat McGlynn, Edinburgh, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)
1958 - Tony Cox, American actor
1959 - Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
1960 - Anne Howard, San Diego California, actress (Nicole Love-Another World)
1960 - Mark Tuinei, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1961 - Ron Brown, Los Angeles California, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1962 - John Taylor, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
1963 - Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer
1964 - Dave Wyman, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1964 - David Diaz-Infante, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1964 - Erik Turner, Omaha Nebraska, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
1964 - Isabelle Ferrari, Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager)
1964 - Rod Jones, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
1965 - Marlon Vonhagt, cricketer (1 ODI Sri Lanka 1984-85 World Series Cup)
1965 - Patty Fendick, Sacramento California, tennis star (1989 Auckland)
1965 - Tom Barrasso, Boston, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
1965 - William McNamara, Dallas TX, actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home)
1965 - Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (d. 2006)
1966 - Natalie Gosselin, Levis Quebec, 52kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1966 - Thomas Fitzgerald, Brooklyn New York, American team handball left wing (Olympics-1996)
1966 - Roger Black, English athlete
1967 - Glenn Montgomery, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks, Oilers)
1967 - Nanci Bowen, Tifton GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore)
1968 - J R Reid, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
1968 - Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
1969 - Kevin Sargent, NFL tackle/guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
1969 - Steve Smith, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1969 - Samantha Brown, American television host
1969 - Nyamko Sabuni, Swedish politician
1970 - Derek Brown, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Oleg Romanov, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1970 - Stuart Carruthers, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)
Actor Ewan McGregorActor Ewan McGregor (1971) 1971 - Ewan McGregor, Perth Scotland, Scottish actor (Trainspotting)
1971 - Pavel Bure, Moscow, Russia, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers)
1972 - John Godina, Fort Sill Oklahoma, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-silver-96)
1972 - Kelly O'Leary, Halifax Nova Scotia, kayaker (Olympics-96)
1972 - Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
1972 - Andrew Bowen, American actor
1972 - Hristos Polihroniou, Greek hammer thrower
1973 - Vanessa Mambi, Miss Universe-Curacao (1996)
1973 - Bold Forbes, Puerto Rican/American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2000)
1974 - Anthony Hicks, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1974 - Carol Ann Plante, actress (Sara Henderson-Harry & the Hendersons)
1974 - James Burgess, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1974 - Jason Odom, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 - Nina Georgala, Miss Universe-Greece (1996)
1974 - Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)
1974 - Benjamin Eicher, Swiss film director
1975 - Adam Green, American film director
1976 - Amanda Moody, Orem Utah, Miss America-Utah (1996)
1976 - Josh Saviano, actor (Paul Pfeiffer-Wonder Years)

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