Famous Birthdays on 8th March

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1075 - Abu 'l-Kasim Mahmud ibn Omar al-Zamachshari, Arab theologist
1286 - John III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1341)
1293 - Beatrice of Castile, queen of Portugal (d. 1359)
1495 - John of God, Portuguese-born friar and saint (d. 1550). Founder of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God.
1514 - Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1562)
1560 - Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (d. 1613)
1607 - Johann Rist, composer
1659 - Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)
1702 - Anne Bonny, Kinsale Ireland, Irish pirate (date is approximate)
1712 - John Fothergill, English physician (d. 1780)
1714 - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of JS Bach
1726 - Richard Howe, British admiral (d. 1799)
Pirate Anne BonnyPirate Anne Bonny (1702) 1743 - Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer
1746 - André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
1748 - William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic
1778 - Friedrich August Kanne, composer
1783 - Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, composer
1783 - Hannah Hoes Van Buren, NY, wife of pres Martin (1837-41) (died 1819)
1787 - Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery
1799 - Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), died in 1889
1804 - Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time
Surgeon Karl Ferdinand von GraefeSurgeon Karl Ferdinand von Graefe (1787) 1814 - Ede Szigligeti, Hungarian dramatist (d. 1878)
1822 - Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish inventor (d. 1882)
1825 - George William Martin, composer
1827 - Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (d. 1875)
1830 - João de Deus, Portuguese poet (d. 1896)
1836 - Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General (Confederate Army)
1839 - James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
1840 - Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor
1841 - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, Boston Massachusetts, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)
1843 - Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer
1847 - Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente)
Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes JrJurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (1841) 1853 - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)
1854 - Tom Felix Horan, cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder)
1856 - Bramwell Booth, the 2nd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1929)
1856 - Tom Roberts, Australian artist (d. 1931)
1859 - Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (Wind in the Willows)
1859 - Otto Taubmann, composer
1862 - Joseph Lee, helped develop playgrounds
1865 - Frederick William Goudy, US, printer/type designer
1872 - Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer
1872 - Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (d. 1918)
1876 - Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
1879 - M Lichnowsky, writer
1879 - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)
1883 - Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer
1886 - Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
1886 - Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
1888 - Stuart Chase, NH, writer/economist (Tragedy of Waste)
1889 - Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business)
1890 - Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher
1891 - Sam Jaffe, NYC, actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba-Ben Casey)
1892 - Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
1896 - Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician (d. 1975)
1898 - Louise Beavers, Cin Ohio, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other)
1899 - Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
1899 - Elmer Keith, Firearms enthusiast and Author (d. 1984)
1902 - Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
1902 - Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)
1907 - Charles Boost, movie critic
1907 - Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (d. 1998)
1909 - Anthony Donato, composer
Actress Claire TrevorActress Claire Trevor (1909) 1909 - Claire Trevor, [Wemlinger], NYC, actress (Marjorie Morningstar)
1909 - Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
1910 - Bernard Benjamin, statistician, actuary and demographer (d. 2002)
1911 - Alan Hovhaness, Somerville Mass, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
1911 - Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
1912 - Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
1914 - Jacob B Bakema, urban developer (St Louis Missouri)
1914 - Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)
1915 - Vivien John, artist
1915 - Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (d. 1979)
1916 - R W Schnell, writer
1916 - John Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer (d. 2004)
1917 - A Marja, [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
1918 - Alan Hale [MacKahan] Jr, Los Angeles California, actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island)
1919 - Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
1920 - Eileen Herlie, Glasgow Scot, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children)
1920 - Eva Dahlbeck, Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
1920 - James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
1921 - Cyd Charisse, [Tula Finklea], Amarillo Tx, dancer/actress (Singing in the Rain)
1921 - Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
1921 - Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
1922 - Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
1922 - H Kipphardt, writer
1922 - Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Mangaka
1922 - Ralph Baer, Creator of the first video game console
1923 - Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
1923 - Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
1924 - Sean McClory, Dublin Ireland, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur)
1924 - Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
1925 - Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis, composer
1925 - Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
1925 - Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
1927 - Jaromir Podesva, composer
1927 - Joseph Berg, composer
1928 - Frank Michael Beyer, composer
1928 - Judy Johnson, Norfolk Va, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1930 - Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
1931 - John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
1931 - Neil Adcock, cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62), (d. 2013)
1931 - Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)
1933 - Johnny Dollar, singer
1934 - Christian Wolff, composer
1934 - Ron Taylor, Sydney Australia, cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), (d. 2012)
1934 - Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
1936 - Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle)
1936 - Sue Ane Langdon, Paterson NJ, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie)
1937 - Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
1937 - Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
1937 - Raynoma Gordy, [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)
1937 - Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
1938 - Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
1939 - George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
1939 - Jim Bouton, Newark NJ, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four)
1939 - Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
1939 - Mike Lowry, (Rep-D-WA, 1979- )
1939 - Robert Tear, Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh Natl Opera 1970)
1939 - Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
1940 - Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
1940 - Susan Clark, Sarnia Ontario, actress (Night Moves, Webster)
1940 - Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1941 - Ivana Loudova, composer
1941 - Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, composer
1941 - Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
1942 - Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Oly-gold-1964)
1942 - Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1942 - [Dick] Richie Allen, baseball player (AL MVP 1972)
1943 - Lynn Redgrave, London, actress (Georgie Girl)/Weight-Watcher
1944 - Carole Bayer Sager, NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)
1944 - Buzz Hargrove, Canadian labour leader
1944 - Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
1944 - Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
1945 - Graeme Watson, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
1945 - Jim Chapman, Washington, District of Columbia, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997)
1945 - Micky Dolenz, Los Angeles California, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees)
1945 - Bruce Broughton, American composer
1945 - Anselm Kiefer, German painter
1946 - Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)
1946 - Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
1947 - Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
1947 - Carole Bayer Sager, American composer
1947 - Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
1948 - Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
1949 - Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
1951 - Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
1952 - Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
1952 - George Felix Allen, American politician
1953 - Jim Rice, Anderson, South Carolina, American MLB left fielder (AL MVP 1978)
1953 - Kathleen Ann Shower, Brookville Oh, Playmate of the Year (May, 1985)
1953 - Bob Brozman, American musician
1953 - Don Werner, American baseball player
1954 - Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1954 - David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
1954 - Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
1955 - Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
1956 - John Kapelos, Canadian actor
1956 - Laurie Cunningham, English former footballer (d. 1989)
1957 - Cynthia Rothrock, Wilmington Del, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory)
1957 - Ruth Wysocki, Alhambra California, 800m/1500m runner
1957 - Billy Childs, composer/pianist
1957 - Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
1957 - Clive Burr, East Ham, London, drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), (d. 2013)
1958 - Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
1958 - Gary Numan, [Gary Webb], Hammersmith England, vocalist (Replicas)
1958 - Nick Capra, American baseball player
1959 - Aidan Quinn, actor (Avalon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Mission)
1960 - Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
1960 - Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
1961 - Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1961 - Camryn Manheim, American actress
1962 - Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
1962 - William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
1963 - Gursharan Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)
1963 - Kathy Ireland, model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)
1963 - Mike Lalor, Buffalo, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1963 - Lorelei, American fetish model and photographer
1964 - Cheryl "Salt" James, singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
1964 - Peter Ged Gill, drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes) [or 1/8]
1964 - Lance McCullers, American baseball player
1965 - Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
1965 - Fátima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
1966 - Elliot Boult, Blenheim NZ, Australasia golfer
1966 - Holly Ann Salo, Keani Alaska, Miss Alaska-America (1991)
1966 - Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1967 - Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1967 - Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1967 - Joel Johnston, American baseball player
1968 - Clare Wood, Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
1968 - Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1968 - Michael Bartels, German race car driver
1968 - Ellen Forney, American cartoonist
1968 - Shawn Mullins, American musician
1968 - Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
1969 - Andrea Parker, actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
1970 - Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
1970 - Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1970 - Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
1970 - Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
1971 - Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)

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