Famous Birthdays on this Day, March 05:

1133 - King Henry II of England (d. 1189)
1324 - David II Bruce, king of Scotland (1331..71)
1326 - Louis I, [the Great], King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)
1512 - Gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
1563 - John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
1574 - William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
1585 - Johan Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)
1585 - John George I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1656)
1637 - John van der Heyden, Dutch painter/inventor (fire extinguisher)
1658 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America
1668 - Francesco Gasparini, composer
1693 - Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
1696 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
1703 - Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
1723 - Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
1733 - Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
1739 - Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
1746 - Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
1748 - William Shield, composer
1748 - Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
1750 - Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
1751 - Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer
1756 - Thomas Linley, composer
1774 - Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
1794 - Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
1794 - Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
1805 - Theodore Labarre, composer
1814 - Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
1815 - John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
1817 - Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat
1824 - Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc
1824 - James Merritt Ives, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
1825 - John Dunovant, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1825 - Joseph Albert, German photographer (albertotype)
1828 - Johann Gungl, composer
1836 - Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
1840 - Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)
1843 - William F Sudds, composer
1845 - Alfonse Hasselmans, composer
1850 - Daniel Brink Towner, composer
1852 - Isabella Gregory, Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
1853 - Arthur W Foote, Salem Mass, organist/composer (Suite for Strings in E)
1853 - Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
1862 - Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
1867 - Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
1868 - Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
1869 - Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich
1870 - [B] Franc[lin] Norris, US, writer (McTeague, Octopus)
1871 - Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
1871 - Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
1873 - Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)
1874 - Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
1874 - Henry Travers, England, actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra)
1877 - Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
1879 - Walter Long, actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol)
1879 - Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
1883 - Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
1886 - Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
1886 - Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
1887 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)
1888 - Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
1889 - Frits Slomp, [Frits de Rover], Dutch vicar/resistance fighter
1891 - Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, Chicago Ill, comedian (Olsen & Johnson)
1893 - Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization
1894 - Henry Daniell, London, actor (Camille, Phila Story, Body Snatchers)
1895 - Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
1897 - Mei-ling Soong, Madame Chiang Kai-shek
1897 - Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)
1898 - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)
1899 - Patrick Hadley, composer
1900 - Ludwig Donath, actor (Jolson Story, Jolson Sings Again)
1901 - Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
1903 - Lowell Peters, Cleveland Tn, vocalist (Southernaires)
1904 - Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
1905 - Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
1908 - Rex Harrison, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle)
1908 - Sophie Stewart, Scotland, actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe)
1908 - Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
1908 - Sir Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
1909 - Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)
1910 - Joan Sterndale Bennett, NJ, actress (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows)
1911 - Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba)
1913 - Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
1914 - Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
1915 - Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
1916 - Horace Ian Parrott, composer
1917 - Joseph Stone, lawyer
1917 - Virginia Christine, Stanton Iowa, actress (Tales of Wells Fargo)
1918 - Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
1918 - Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
1918 - Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
1918 - James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
1920 - Delbert L Latta, (Rep-R-OH, 1959- )
1920 - Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st black female bishop (Methodist)
1920 - Virginia Christine, actress (Mrs Olson)
1920 - José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
1921 - Berkley Bedell, (Rep-D-IA, 1975- )
1921 - Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1922 - Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests 1952)
1922 - James Noble, Dallas Tx, actor (Gov Gatling-Benson)
1922 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
1927 - Jack Cassidy, Richmond Hill VA, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She)
1929 - Joan Shawlee, Forest Hills NY, actress (Prehistoric Women)
1929 - Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
1930 - Lorin Maazel, Neuilly France, conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941)
1930 - Del Crandall, American baseball player
1931 - Anthony Headges, composer
1931 - Barry Tuckwell, Melbourne Aust, hornist (London Symph Orch 1955-68)
1931 - Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
1932 - Walter Charles Marshall, scientist
1933 - Norbert Linke, composer
1934 - James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)
1934 - Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate
1935 - Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
1935 - Philip K Chapman, Melbourne Australia, astronaut (Apollo 14 support)
1936 - Dale Douglass, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1970 Phoenix Open)
1936 - Dean Stockwell, Calif, actor (Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet)
1936 - Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
1937 - Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur
1937 - Olus?gun ?basanj?, President of Nigeria
1938 - Fred "Hammer" Williamson, Gary Indiana, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia)
1938 - Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
1939 - Charles Fuller, US writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
1939 - Samantha Eggar, London, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3]
1939 - Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
1939 - Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
1940 - Mary Rose Oakar, (Rep)
1940 - Malcolm Hebden, English actor
1942 - Michael D[iamond] Resnick, sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)
1942 - Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain
1943 - Billy Backus, American boxer
1944 - Paul Sands, LA Ca, comedian/actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere)
1944 - Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
1944 - Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
1945 - Randy Matson, US, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1968)
1946 - Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
1946 - Murray Head, singer
1946 - Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1947 - Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
1947 - Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
1947 - Kent Tekulve, American baseball player
1948 - Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
1948 - Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
1948 - Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
1948 - Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
1948 - Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
1949 - Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
1950 - Eugene Fodor, Turkey Creek CO, violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award)
1950 - Harvey Jacob Alperin, Minneapolis MN, actor (Cocktail)
1951 - Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
1951 - Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
1952 - Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
1953 - Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
1953 - Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)
1954 - Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
1955 - Marcia McCabe, actress (Alice-One Life to Live)
1955 - Penn Jillette, Mass, magician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)
1956 - Mark Handley, writer (Nell)
1956 - Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress
1956 - Teena Marie, American singer
1957 - Mark E Smith, English rock vocalist (Fall-Fall in a Hole)
1957 - Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1958 - Andy Gibb, Manchester England, singer/TV host (Solid Gold)
1958 - Bill Timoney, TV commercial actor (Addicted to Love)
1959 - Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
1959 - David Fury, American television writer and producer
1960 - David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
1961 - Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
1961 - Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
1962 - Elise Burgin, Baltimore MD, tennis star
1962 - Robert L Curbeam Jr, Baltimore Md, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99)
1962 - Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
1962 - Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
1963 - Eddo Brandes, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test pace bowler)
1964 - Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
1966 - Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1966 - Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1966 - Tracy Kerdyk, Coral Gables FL, LPGA golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple)
1966 - Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
1966 - Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
1967 - Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics-88, 92, 96)
1968 - Marq Mellor, Long Island NY, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1968 - Roman Phifer, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
1968 - Shjon Podein, Rochester, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)
1969 - Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
1969 - Paul Blackthorne, British actor
1969 - MC Solaar, French rapper
1970 - John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1970 - Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress
1971 - Amy Peistrup-Matthews, Arlington Hgts Ill, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995)
1971 - Brian Hunter, Portland OR, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1971 - Chad Fonville, Jacksonville NC, infielder (LA Dodgers)
1971 - James Roberson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1971 - Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
1971 - Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
1971 - Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
1972 - Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 - Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
1972 - Hernan Gumy, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star
1972 - Mikael Tillstrom, Sweden, tennis star
1972 - Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
1972 - Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
1973 - Nicole Pratt, Mackay Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures Australia)
1973 - Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)
1973 - Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
1973 - Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
1974 - Brad Schumacher, US, 400m/800m freesytyle (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Hans Bond, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1974 - Kevin Connolly, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus)
1974 - Jens Jeremies, German footballer
1974 - Matt Lucas, English comedian
1974 - Eva Mendes, American actress
1975 - Chris Silverwood, cricketer (England Test pace bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
1975 - Niki Taylor, model (Elle, Marie Claire)
1975 - Jolene Blalock, American actress
1975 - Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
1976 - Adriana Serra-Zanetti, Modena Italy, tennis star (1995 Moscow semi)
1976 - Paul Konerko, American baseball player
1976 - Katerina Matziou, Greek actress
1976 - Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
1977 - Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Oly-1998, NY Islanders)
1977 - Natalie Bevins, Miss USA-West Virginia (1997)
1977 - Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
1977 - Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player
1978 - Kimberly McCullough, Calif, actress (Robin-General Hospital)
1978 - Mike Hessman, American baseball player
1978 - Papoose, American rapper
1979 - Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
1981 - Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder
1981 - Paul Martin, American ice hockey player
1981 - Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
1982 - Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
1982 - Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
1985 - Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
1985 - Whitney Port, Cast member of The Hills TV series
1986 - Matty Fryatt, English footballer
1987 - Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player
1988 - Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer
1988 - Bjarni Viðarsson, Icelandic footballer
1989 - Jake Lloyd, American actor
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