Famous Birthdays for 4th March 2024

1789 – Pavel Gagarin, Russian politician (d. 1872)
1920 – Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)
1932 – Gil Brandt, American Pro Football HOF executive (vice president player personnel Dallas Cowboys 1960-88; Super Bowl VI, XII), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2023)
1937 – Barney Wilen, French tenor, composer and saxophonist, born in Nice, France (d. 1996)
1953 – Chris Smith, American politician (Rep-R-NJ, 1981-), born in Rahway, New Jersey
1953 – Paweł Janas, Polish football manager and former footballer
1960 – Russell Todd, American actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World), born in Troy, New York
1966 – Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer (Sundays – “Can’t Be Sure”), born in the UK
1986 – Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer, born in Sudova Vyshnia, Ukraine
1986 – Park Min-young, South Korean actress (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), born in Seoul, South Korea

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Famous Birthdays for 3rd March 2024

1891 – Federico Moreno Torroba, Spanish composer (Luisa Fernanda), conductor, and music promoter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1982)
1927 – William Kurelek, Canadian artist and writer (The Maze, Passion of Christ series), born near Whitford, Alberta (d. 1977)
1940 – Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
1951 – Lindsay Cooper, British bassoonist, oboe player, and composer (Henry Cow; News from Babel), born in Hornsey, North London, England (d. 2013)
1958 – Marc Silvestri, American comic book artist and publisher (Top Cow Productions)
1965 – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopian politician and heath official (first African Director-General of the World Health Organization), born in Asmara, Eritrea
1972 – Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Toronto, Ontario
1973 – Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
1975 – Albert Fields, American rocker (Party-Rodeo, That’s Why), born in Gary, Indiana
1986 – Stacie Orrico, American singer (Stuck), born in Seattle, Washington

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Famous Birthdays for 2nd March 2024

1860 – Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)
1893 – Maxime Dumoulin, French composer, born in Lille, France (d. 1972)
1913 – Celedonio Romero, Spanish-American guitarist (The Romero Guitar Quartet), composer (La Catedral de Colonia), and poet, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 1996)
1913 – Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), born in Crossville, Tennessee (d. 1994)
1921 – Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), born in Boston (d. 2017)
1928 – John Manduell, British-based South African composer and educator (Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, 1973-96), born in Johannesburg, Union of South Africa (d. 2017)
1955 – Dale Bozzio, vocalist (Missing Persons-Destination Unknown), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1962 – Jon Bon Jovi [John Bongiovi], American rock singer-songwriter (Bon Jovi – “You Give Love a Bad Name”; “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”), born in Sayreville, New Jersey
1966 – Judith Wiesner, Austrian tennis player (World #12 1997; captain Austria’s Federation Cup team 2001), born in Hallein Austria
1982 – Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 2006; NHL Vezina Trophy 2012; NY Rangers), born in Åre, Sweden

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Famous Birthdays for 1st March 2024

1732 – William Cushing, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States, born in Scituate, Massachusetts Bay, British America (d. 1810)
1837 – Andrew Strath, Scottish golfer (British Open 1865), born in St. Andrews, Fife (d. 1868)
1856 – Florimond Fonteyne, Belgian priest and politician (Volkseeuw), born in Houtem (d. 1923)
1900 – Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat (Strofi, Nobel Prize for Literature 1963), born in Vourla, Asia Minor, Ottoman Empire (d. 1971)
1927 – Lusine Amara, American concert and operas soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1950-91), born in Hartford, Connecticut
1943 – Richard H. Price, American physicist
1943 – Franz Hohler, Swiss writer, born in Biel
1946 – Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin], (Diamonds are Forever), born in Santa Rosa, California
1954 – Janis Gill, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo – “Midnight Girl”), born in Torrance, California
1973 – Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings), born in Netherlands

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Famous Birthdays for 29th February 2024

1736 – Ann Lee, American founder of the Shakers, born in Manchester, England (d. 1784)
1784 – Leo von Klenze, German architect (New Hermitage), born in Buchladen (d. 1864)
1884 – Alfred Sendrey, American composer and musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)
1904 – Alan Richardson, Scottish composer and pianist, born in Edinbugh, Scotland (d. 1978)
1944 – Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Italian illustrator
1956 – J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
1968 – Gareth Farr, New Zealand percussionist, and composer (From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs; Chemin des Dames), born in Wellington, New Zealand
1972 – Antonio Sabato Jr, actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital)
1980 – Taylor Twellman, American soccer forward (30 caps; New England Revolution), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1984 – Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Stanley Cup 2006, Carolina Hurricanes; Conn Smythe Trophy 2006; NHL All Star 2011; World C’ship gold 2007), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Famous Birthdays for 28th February 2024

1808 – Elias Parish Alvars, British harpist and composer (“Voyage d’un Harpiste en Orient”), born in Teignmouth, England (d. 1849)
1820 – John Tenniel, English cartoonist and illustrator (Punch, Alice in Wonderland), born in London, England (d. 1914)
1824 – Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, born in St. Omer (d. 1897)
1858 – Jacob P. Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries) (d. 1924)
1934 – Willie Bobo [Correa], American jazz percussionist (Evil Ways), born in New York City (d. 1983)
1946 – Robin Cook, British politician (Labour Party MP, 1983-2005, born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2005)
1952 – Eddie Manion, American touring and session rock saxophonist (Asbury Jukes; Disciples of Soul; Bruce Springsteen; Robert Cray), born in Lakehurst, New Jersey
1976 – Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor
1982 – Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
1989 – Angela Baby, Chinese actress, born in Shanghai, China

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Famous Birthdays for 27th February 2024

1649 – Johann Philipp Krieger, German Baroque organist and composer, baptized in the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1725)
1691 – Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (Gentlemen’s Magazine, coined term “magazine”), born in Newton, England (d. 1754)
1891 – Georges Migot, French composer, and poet (Les Agrestide; L’Arche), born in Paris (d. 1976)
1934 – Ralph Nader, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed), born in Winsted, Connecticut
1947 – Ashley Woodcock, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27), born in Adelaide, Australia
1958 – Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer, born in Mpumalanga, South Africa
1961 – James Worthy, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
1966 – Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Kenner, Louisiana
1971 – Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist, born in Purley, London
1975 – Duce Staley, American football running back (Super Bowl 2005, Pittsburgh Steelers) and coach (Detroit Lions ass HC Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions), born in West Columbia, South Carolina

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Famous Birthdays for 26th February 2024

1770 – Antoine Reicha, Czech born French composer and teacher, friend of Beethoven, born in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1836)
1899 – Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
1905 – William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), born in Canton, Missouri (d. 1992)
1906 – Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
1927 – Tom Kennedy, American quiz host (You Don’t Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
1933 – George Tindley, American soul singer and songwriter The Dreams; The Red Caps), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
1933 – Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in New York City (d. 1976)
1945 – Mitch Ryder, American rocker (Detroit Wheels – “Devil With the Blue Dress”), born in Hamtramck, Michigan
1969 – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
1979 – Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer, born in Guimarães, Portugal

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Famous Birthdays for 25th February 2024

1707 – Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and librettist (Belisario, Servant of Two Masters), born in Venice (d. 1793)
1732 – Robert Hudson, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1815)
1877 – Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1935)
1881 – William Z. Foster, American labor organizer and Communist Presidential candidate (1924, 1928 and 1932), born in Taunton, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
1928 – Paul Elvstrøm, Danish yachtsman (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Hellerup, Denmark (d. 2016)
1943 – George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”; “Here Comes The Sun”; solo – “If Not For You”; Traveling Wilburys – “Handle With Care”), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)
1953 – Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
1960 – Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie batsman, 2 ODI’s for Australia 1987)
1962 – Foster Sylvers, American singer (Sylvers), born in Pasadena, California
1979 – Jennifer Ferrin, American actress

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Famous Birthdays for 24th February 2024

1909 – Riccardo Freda, Italian film director and screenwriter (Theodora, Slave Empress), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
1922 – Kanwar Rai Singh, Indian cricket batsman (1 Test; Services, Southern Punjab), born in Darkati, India (d. 1993)
1932 – Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
1934 – Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo, Nyasaland (Malawi), Malawi President (2004-2012), (d. 2012)
1938 – Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer (Nike), born in Portland, Oregon
1942 – Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
1942 – Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
1959 – Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
1964 – Todd Field, American actor and film director (Tár), born in Pomona, California
1968 – John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)

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