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
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
1814 - Ede Szigligeti, Hungarian dramatist (d. 1878)
1822 - Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish inventor (d. 1882)
1825 - George William Martin, composer
Surgeon Karl Ferdinand von GraefeSurgeon Karl Ferdinand von Graefe (1787) 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)
1853 - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)
1854 - Tom Felix Horan, cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder)
Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes JrJurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (1841) 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)
1971 - Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)

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