Famous Birthdays on this Day, March 15:

76 - Hadrian, Roman Emperor (builder of Hadrian's Wall)
938 - Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (d. 963)
1275 - Margaret Plantagenet, English princess (d. 1318)
1455 - Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
1493 - Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, marshal of France
1591 - Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
1638 - Shunzhi Emperor of China
1666 - Georg Baehr, German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden)
1666 - George Bähr, German architect (d. 1738)
1678 - Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop
1713 - Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, astronomer who mapped the So Hemisphere
1733 - Johann Zoffany, German painter, baptized
1750 - Caroline Herschel, astronomer/discoverer
1754 - Silvestro Palma, composer
1767 - Andrew Jackson, Carolinas, General/(D) 7th pres (1829-37)
1779 - William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)
1779 - Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, (d. 1848)
1790 - Nicola Vaccai, composer
1790 - Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)
1791 - Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
1801 - Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
1808 - Gaetano Gaspari, composer
1809 - Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st pres of Liberia
1809 - Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
1810 - Aernout Drost, Dutch literary (Hermingard van de Eikenterpen)
1811 - Robert Allen, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1886
1813 - John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
1818 - Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
1821 - William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892)
1821 - Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
1821 - Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
1824 - Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
1824 - Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
1830 - Paul von Heyse, Germany, writer (Nobel 1910)
1830 - Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
1831 - Edward Aylesworth Perry, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1831 - Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
1835 - Eduard Strauss, Austria, composer (318 Dance)
1835 - John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
1836 - Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer
1838 - Alice Cunningham Fletcher, ethnologist (Stranger in Her Native Land)
1838 - Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)
1844 - Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)
1851 - Jozef Surzynski, composer
1852 - Augusta Gregory, Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress
1854 - Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician; Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
1858 - Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)
1864 - Johan Halvorsen, composer
1864 - Leslie Stuart, composer
1866 - Matthew Charlton, Australian politician (d. 1948)
1866 - Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor (d. 1910)
1867 - Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
1867 - Will Rossiter, composer
1868 - Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
1869 - Stanislaw Wojciechowski, President of Poland (d. 1953)
1871 - Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs)
1873 - David Vaughan Thomas, composer
1873 - Lee Shubert, producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him)
1874 - Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
1874 - Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
1878 - Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century)
1879 - Gerrit J Heering, Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)
1882 - Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
1884 - Rudolf Piskacek, composer
1887 - Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite and businesswoman (d. 1973)
1892 - James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
1894 - Slava Vorlova, composer
1897 - Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
1899 - George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)
1900 - Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
1901 - Colin McPhee, Montreal Canada, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles)
1901 - J Pat O'Malley, England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!)
1901 - Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader
1902 - Kitty Masters, actress
1902 - Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela)
1904 - George Brent, Dublin Ireland, actor (42nd St, Jezebel)
1905 - Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
1905 - Joe E Ross, comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
1907 - Jimmy McPartland, jazz trumpeteer/actor (Magic Horn)
1907 - Paul Maxey, Wheaton Ill, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice)
1907 - Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
1910 - An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)
1912 - Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald, fighter pilot
1912 - Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, Texas, blues stylist (Ball of Twine)
1912 - Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)
1913 - Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
1913 - MacDonald Carey, Sioux City Iowa, actor (One Life to Live, Dream Girl)
1913 - Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
1914 - Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
1915 - David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
1915 - Richard Ward, Glenside Pa, actor (Beacon Hill)
1915 - Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
1916 - Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
1916 - Harry James, Albany Ga, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
1916 - Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
1918 - Janet Leach, potter
1918 - Richard Ellmann, US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)
1918 - Punch Imlach, Canadian hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
1919 - John Gregson, Liverpool England, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World)
1919 - Lawrence Tierney, Brooklyn, actor (Abduction, Dillinger)
1920 - Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1920 - Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
1920 - E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1921 - Stafford Smythe, Canadian hockey executive (d. 1971)
1921 - Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
1922 - Louis Boon, writer
1923 - George Vogel, race horse trainer
1923 - Laurence A Tisch, NYC, CEO (Loews Corp)
1924 - Juij Bondarew, writer
1924 - Lockrem Johnson, composer
1924 - Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
1925 - Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist
1926 - Benjamin Burwell Johnson, composer
1926 - Norm Van Brocklin, NFL QB/coach (LA Rams), hall of famer
1926 - Tim Valentine, (Rep-D-NC, 1983- )
1926 - Ben Johnston, American composer
1927 - Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1927 - Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
1927 - Stanislaw Kania, Polish politician
1928 - Nicolas Flagello, composer
1929 - Tiezo Matsumura, composer
1930 - Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1932 - Alan Lavern Bean, Wheeler Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3)
1932 - David Alliance, Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire
1933 - Cecil Perceval Taylor, composer/jazz pianist (U of Wisconsin)
1933 - Ronald Roseman, composer
1934 - Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter
1934 - Wolfgang Hufschmidt, composer
1934 - Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
1935 - Jimmy Lee Swaggart, evangelist
1935 - Judd Hirsch, Bronx, actor (Alex-Taxi, Dear John, Ordinary People)
1936 - Donald K Sundquist, (Rep-R-Tennessee, 1983- )
1936 - David Andrews, Irish politician
1938 - Dick Higgins, composer
1939 - Robert Nye, writer (Facts of Life & other fiction, 3 Views of Man)
1939 - Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
1940 - Phil Lesh, [Chapman], Calif, rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead)
1940 - Frank Dobson, British politician
1940 - Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
1941 - Dick Top, Dutch actor/director (Witch of Haarlem)
1941 - Mike Love, Calif, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
1942 - Hughie Flint, London England, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band)
1943 - Brenda Scott, Cincinnati Oh, actress (Midge-Road West)
1943 - David Cronenberg, Toronto Ontario, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood)
1944 - Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Oly-Bronze-68)
1944 - David Costell, Pitts, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-Diamond Ring)
1944 - Davld Costell, rocker
1944 - Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)
1944 - Ralph MacDonald, rock percussionist (Graceland)
1944 - Sly Stone, Dallas, rocker (Sly & the Family Stone-Everyday People)
1945 - Jorgen Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
1945 - Mark J Green, Bkln NY, lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System)
1945 - Tracy Smith, runner
1945 - A. K. Faezul Huq, Bengali lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
1946 - Bobby Bond, baseball player (Giants, Yankees, etc)
1946 - David Wall, English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
1946 - Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
1946 - Masaharu Sato, Japanese seiyu
1947 - David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
1947 - Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
1947 - Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
1947 - Stomu Yamash'ta, composer
1947 - Tomas Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)
1947 - Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
1948 - Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
1948 - Kate Bornstein, American author
1949 - John Duttine, actor (Day of the Triffids)
1950 - Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
1952 - Howard Koh, American state government official
1953 - Colin Croft, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler 1977-82)
1953 - Judi Spiers, TV presenter
1953 - Richard Bruton, Irish politician
1954 - Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
1955 - Dee Snider, Massapequa NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
1955 - Marcia McCabe, Bryn Mawr Pa, actress (Alicia Grande-1 Live to Live)
1955 - Mohsin Khan, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s)
1956 - Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1957 - Park Overall, Tenn, actress (Laverne-Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning)
1957 - Park Overall, American actress
1957 - David Silverman, American animator
1957 - Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
1958 - Laura Carrington, actress (Louisa-Alphabet City)
1959 - Eliot Teltscher, Calif, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
1959 - Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chic White Sox, Texas Rangers)
1959 - Renny Harlin, Finnish film director
1959 - Lisa Holton, American writer
1959 - Fabio Lanzoni, Italian model
1960 - Donna Smith, Portland Oregon, playmate (March, 1985)
1960 - Chris Sanders, American animator and director
1960 - Marco Pennette, American television producer
1961 - Craig Ludwig, Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1961 - Fabio [Lanzoni], Italy, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark)
1961 - John Melendez, jockey
1961 - Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Phila 76ers)
1962 - Igor Aleinikov, film Maker
1962 - Jimmy Baio, Bkln, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps)
1962 - Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1962 - Terrence Trent D'Arby, NYC, rock vocalist (Wishing Well)
1963 - Bret Michaels, Harrisburg Pa, guitarist (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
1963 - Don Simington, jockey
1964 - Alison Johnson, Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
1964 - Rockwell, [Kennedy Gordy], Det MI, rock vocalist (Someone Watching Me)
1964 - Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
1964 - Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
1965 - Marianne Morris, Middletown OH, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd)
1966 - Chris Bruno, actor (Michael-All My Children, Dennis-Another World)
1966 - Karen Weiss, St Paul MN, LPGA golfer (1995 Chick-fil-A Charity-7th)
1967 - Kirk Scrafford, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
1967 - Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
1968 - John Tardy, US heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
1968 - Rob Anderson, Kamloops BC, Canadian Tour golfer (BC Amateur-1990, 92)
1968 - Sabrina [Salerno], Genoa Italy, Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys)
1968 - Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
1968 - Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray)
1968 - Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
1968 - Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician
1969 - Louis Riddick, NFL safety (Cleve Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
1969 - Rona Ambrose, Canadian politician
1969 - Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
1969 - Kim Raver, American actress
1969 - Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
1969 - Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
1970 - Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
1970 - Diego Nargiso, Naples Italy, tennis pro
1970 - Eric Castle, NFL free safety (SD Chargers)
1970 - Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
1971 - Patrick Reidy, Melbourne VIC Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1971 - Reyna Royo, Miss Universe-Panama (1996)
1971 - Robbie Pratt, jockey
1971 - Penny Lancaster, English model
1972 - Casey Cristin Mizell, Miss USA-South Carolina (1997)
1972 - David Rhodes, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
1972 - Filip Dewulf, Belgium, tennis star
1972 - Oliver Gibson, NFL defensive tackle (Pitts Steelers)
1972 - Steve Danielson, Honolulu, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1972 - Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
1973 - Franca Fehlauer, Hamburg Germany, golfer (Belgian Intl Jr champ 1991)
1974 - Imad Baba, Humble Tx, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Robert Fick, American baseball player
1974 - John "Beatz" Holohan, American musician
1975 - Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1975 - Eva Longoria, American actress
1975 - Will.i.am, American musician
1975 - Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
1976 - Laurent Gras, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1976 - Jennifer 8. Lee, American journalist
1976 - Katherine Brooks, American television director
1976 - Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
1976 - Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer
1977 - Joe Hahn, American musician
1977 - Brian Tee, American actor
1978 - Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
1978 - Sid Wilson, American musician (Slipknot)
1979 - Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player
1980 - Deidra Graham, Salt Lake City Utah, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1980 - Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
1981 - Mikael Forssell, Finnish footballer
1981 - Young Buck, American rapper
1982 - Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
1982 - Emily Tyndall, American actress
1982 - Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
1983 - Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
1983 - Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
1984 - Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player
1985 - Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder
1985 - James MacLurcan, Australian actor
1985 - F.V.A. Morriello, Canadian author
1985 - Eva Amurri, American actress
1985 - Tom Chilton, British racing driver
1986 - Tyler Noyes, actor (CJ-One Life to Live)
1987 - Taiwan Brown, video jockey
1988 - Ever Guzman, Mexican footballer
1989 - Caitlin Wachs, actress (Chloe Waters-Profiler)
1991 - Kie Kitano, Japanese actress
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