Is March 1st your birthday? Was someone special to you born on March 1st? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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March 1st was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
March 1st Birthdays: Famous Artists
American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Abraham Lincoln, Admiral Farragut, Deacon Samuel Chapin – The Puritan, General Logan and Shaw Memorial) was born on March 1, 1848.
March 1st Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Mauro Checcoli, Italian equestrian and Olympic gold medalist (1964), was born on March 1, 1943.
Canadian professional hockey player Ronald Michael (Ron) Francis, Jr. (Carolina Hurricanes, Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs), was born on March 1, 1963.
George Genereux, Canadian trap shooter and Olympic gold medalist (1952), was born on March 1, 1935.
American professional wrestler Booker Tio (Booker T) Huffman was born on March 1, 1965.
Allen Johnson, American long jumper and hurdler and Olympic gold medalist (1996), was born on March 1, 1971.
Wolfgang Scheidel, German luge athlete and Olympic gold medalist (1972), was born on March 1, 1943.
American professional basketball player Chris Webber (Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Washington Bullets) was born on March 1, 1973.
Rod White, American archer and Olympic gold medalist (1996), was born on March 1, 1977.
Brian Winters, American professional basketball player (Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks) and coach (Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Fever and Vancouver Grizzlies), was born on March 1, 1952.
March 1st Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Harry Christopher (Harry Caray) Carabina, American television sportscaster and restaurateur, was born on March 1, 1914. Known for his famous exclamation, “Holy cow,” Harry Caray announced baseball games for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals and other major league teams.
American author Ralph Ellison (Going to the Territory, Invisible Man, Juneteenth and Shadow and Act) was born
William Dean Howells, American diplomat, columnist (Harper’s Monthly), editor (Atlantic Monthly) and author (Life of Lincoln, A Modern Instance and The Rise of Silas Lapham), was born on March 1, 1837.
American poet, author (Day by Day, The Dolphin, For the Union Dead, Imitations, Last Poems, Life Studies, Lord Weary’s Castle, Near the Ocean, Notebook: Nineteen Sixty-Seven to Nineteen Sixty-Eight and The Old Glory) and Pulitzer Prize winner (1946 and 1973) Robert Lowell was born on March 1, 1917. Robert Lowell married authors Jean Stafford and Elizabeth Hardwick.
Richard Purdy Wilbur, American poet, author (Advice to a Prophet, The Catbird’s Song, Ceremony, Mayflies, The Mind-Reader, Things of This World and Walking to Sleep) and Pulitzer Prize winner (1957 and 1989), was born
March 1st Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
William Maxwell (Bill) Gaines, American publisher (EC Comics and Mad Magazine), was born on March 1, 1922.
Alvin Ray (Pete) Rozelle, American professional football player (Los Angeles Rams) and National Football League (NFL) Commissioner, was born on March 1, 1926.
March 1st Birthdays: Famous Performers
Jensen Ackles, American actor (Dark Angel, Days of Our Lives, Smallville and Supernatural), was born on March 1, 1978.
American actress Catherine Bach (African Skies, Cannonball Run 2, Driving Force, The Dukes of Hazzard, Nicole, Rage and Horror and Street Justice) was born on March 1, 1954.
Javier Bardem, Spanish actor (Before Night Falls, No Country for Old Men and Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Academy Award winner (2007), was born on March 1, 1969.
Harry Belafonte, Jamaican-American singer (“The Banana Boat Song – Day-O,” “Jamaica Farewell” and “Mary’s Boy Child”) and actor (Buck and the Preacher and Island in the Sun), was born on March 1, 1927. Harry Belafonte has been called “The King of Calypso.” Harry Belafonte’s daughter is singer and actress Shari Belafonte-Harper.
American actor John David (J.D.) Cullum (Ambition, Campus Cops, Forever Young, Glory, Luster, The Manhattan Project, Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home, Providence, Return to Lonesome Dove, Reversal of Fortune and Roadside Prophets) was born on March 1, 1966. J.D. Cullum is the son of actor John Cullum and dramatist Emily Frankel.
British rock singer and songwriter Michael David (Mike) D’Abo (Manfred Mann) was born on March 1, 1944.
American actor Timothy Daly (Diner, The Fugitive, Private Practice, Storm of the Century and Wings) was born on March 1, 1956. Son to actors James Daly and Hope Newell, Timothy Daly is sister to actress Tyne Daly. Timothy Daly married actress Amy Van Nostrand.
Roger Daltrey, British rock singer (The Who) and actor (The Legacy and McVicar, Lisztomania and Tommy), was born on March 1, 1944.
American actor George Eads (Crowned and Dangerous, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Evel Knievel and Monte Walsh) was born on March 1, 1967.
Konrad (Robert Conrad) Falkowski, American actor (Crossfire, High Mountain Rangers, Jingle All the Way, Lady in Red, Samurai Cowboy and The Wild Wild West), was born on March 1, 1935. Robert Conrad’s sons are actors Christian Conrad and Shane Conrad.
British comedian Michael Flanders (Flanders and Swann) was born on March 1, 1922.
American actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue, Raising the Bar andSaved by the Bell) was born on March 1, 1974.
Ron Howard, American actor (American Graffiti, The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days), film director (Angels and Demons, Apollo 13, Backdraft, A Beautiful Mind, Cocoon, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, Night Shift and Splash) and Academy Award winner (2001), was born on March 1, 1954.
Alan Willis (Alan Thicke) Jeffery, Canadian actor (Growing Pains, Hope & Gloria and Not Quite Human) and television personality (Animal Crack-Ups and Thicke of the Night), was born on March 1, 1947. Alan Thicke married actress Gloria Loring and Miss World 1990 Gina Tolleson. His sons are musician Robin Thicke and voice-over artist Brennan Thicke.
British rock guitarist (Fusion and The Krew) and singer Nik Kershaw (“Don Quixote,” “Everybody Say Everybody Do,” “I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “The One and Only,” “Wide Boy” and “Wouldn’t It Be Good” was born
Bill Leen, American rock bassist (Gin Blossoms), was born on March 1, 1963.
American jazz and swing trombonist, songwriter and bandleader (The Glenn Miller Band) Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904. Glenn Miller’s most popular songs included “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “In the Mood,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “String of Pearls” and “Tuxedo Junction.”
Dirk Benedict Niewoehner, American actor (Alaska, The A-Team, Battlestar Galactica, Blue Tornado, Chopper One, Georgia Georgia and W), was born on March 1, 1945.
David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, The Bishop’s Wife, Casino Royale, The David Niven Show, The Dawn Patrol, The Guns of Navarone, The Moon is Blue, Paper Tiger, The Pink Panther, The Rogues and Separate Tables) and Academy Award winner (1958), was born on March 1, 1910.
American actor Donovan Patton (Blue’s Clues) was born on March 1, 1977.
Ryan Peake, Canadian rock guitarist and singer (Nickelback), was born on March 1, 1973.
Benny Powell, American jazz trombonist, was born on March 1, 1930. Benny Powell played with Count Basie, Ernie Fields, Lionel Hampton and other jazz artists.
American Christian rock guitarist (Skillet and Urgent Cry) Ken Steorts was born on March 1, 19–.
French-American actor Robert Max (Robert Clary) Widerman (The Hindenburg, Hogan’s Heroes, Holocaust Survivors – Remembrance of Love and Thief of Damascus) was born on March 1, 1926.
American photographer and actor Russell Wong (Black Sash, China Cry: A True Story, Dim Sum Funeral, Honor, The Joy Luck Club, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, New Jack City, Romeo Must Die, Takedown, The Prophecy II, Undoing, Unshakable and Vanishing Son) was born on March 1, 1963. Russell Wong’s brother is model and actor Michael Wong.
Sean Woolstenhulme, American rocker (The Calling and Lifehouse), was born on March 1, 1982. Sean Woolstenhulme’s brother is rocker Rick Woolstenhulme.
March 1st Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Donald (Deke) Slayton, American aerospace engineer and astronaut (Apollo-Soyus Test Project), was born on March 1, 1924. Deke Slayton served as director of flight operations for the Johnson Space Center.
March 1st Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
William Maxwell Cushing, American jurist and 1st U.S. Supreme Court Justice, was born on March 1, 1732.
Wladyslaw Jagiello, King of Bohemia and Hungary, was born on March 1, 1456.
Yitzak Rabin, Israeli Premier and Nobel Prize winner (1994), was born on March 1, 1922.
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