Birthdays of Personalities on March 12

1336 :Eduard, Duke of Gelre (1361-71) husband of Catharina of Bayern
1479 :Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence
1685 :George Berkeley, Ireland, philosopher/bishop of Cloyne
1755 :Georges Couthon, French politician
1758 :Leopold earl of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician [or Mar
1788 :Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor
1800 :Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian
1806 :Jane Means Appleton Pierce, 1st lady (1853-57)
1808 :Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet
1816 :David Stuart, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1818 :John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1897
1821 :John Abbott, Qubec Canada, (C) 3rd Canadian PM (1891-92)
1821 :Luitpold von Bayern, Prince-regent of Bayern
1823 :William Flank Perry, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 19
1824 :Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
1827 :John Robert Jones, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1827 :William Richard Terry, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in
1830 :William Felix Brantley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in
1831 :Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer (Studebaker)
1832 :Charles Boycott, Ireland, estate manager/caused boycotts
1835 :Simon Newcomb, US, scientist/mathematician/astronomer
1838 :William Perkin, inventor (1st artificial dye)
1862 :Jane Delano, US, nurse/teacher/founder (Red Cross)
1863 :Adolf A Wolfschoon, Curaao, poet
1877 :Wilhelm Frick, German protector of Bohemia/Moravia
1878 :Gemma Galgani, Italian saint
1881 :Daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee)
1881 :Kemal Atatrk, 1st pres of Rep of Turkey
1881 :Vin A Tanner, premier of Finland (1926-27)
1885 :Raphal HLAJM Verwilghen, Flemish architect/urban developer
1889 :Philip Guedalla, historian
1890 :Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb
1891 :Michael Polany, Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist
1896 :Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great
1900 :David Croll, QC senator
1907 :(Margaret Peggy McCrorie) Herbison, politician
1908 :David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician
1910 :Roger L Stevens, producer (Giant)
1910 :Wilhelmus L Reijers, sculptor
1911 :Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
1912 :James McKay, lord provost of Edinburgh
1912 :Kylie Tennant, novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)
1912 :Paul Weston, Springfield Mass, orch leader (Jim Nabors Hour)
1915 :Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/abstract painter
1917 :Tom Normanton, British MP
1921 :Giovanni Agnelli, CEO (Fiat Automakers)
1921 :Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
1922 :Lane Kirkland, union president (AFL-CIO)
1923 :Hjalmar Andersen, Norway, 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (Oly-gold-1
1923 :Mstislav Rostropovich
1923 :Norbert Brainin, violinist
1923 :Walter M Schirra Jr, Hackensack NJ, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6,
1925 :Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy)
1925 :Leo Esaki, [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel
1925 :William G Whitehurst, (Rep-R-Va)
1926 :David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
1926 :George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
1926 :Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
1927 :Mstislav Rostropovich, Baku Russia, cellist (Cello Concerto) [3/
1927 :Raul Alfonsin, president (Argentina)
1928 :Edward Albee, Washington, DC, playwright (Virgina Woolfe, Zoo St
1928 :Phil Jones, principal (Trinity College of Music)
1928 :Roland Moyle, British deputy chairman (Police Complaints Authori
1929 :Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
1930 :Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
1930 :Robin Cavendish, disabled campaigner
1932 :Andrew Young, US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-D-Atlanta)
1934 :Rudolph Agner, CEO (Consolidated Gold Fields)
1935 :Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano (Salome, Lulu)
1935 :John Gross, author (Age of Kipling, Dickens & 20th Century)
1936 :Anthony Loehnis, vice chairman (S G Warburg & Co)
1936 :Lloyd Dobbins, Newport News Va, newscaster (NBC News Overnight)
1936 :Patrick Procktor, painter
1937 :Elizabeth Vaughan, opera soprano (Victor-Victoria)
1938 :Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
1938 :Karl Soderlund, Duluth Minn, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael
1938 :Norman Hogg, British MP
1942 :Salvatore "the Bull" Gravano, mobster (testified against Gotti)
1945 :Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)
1948 :Dana Walden, rock keyboardist (Champaign)
1948 :James Taylor, Boston MA, vocalist/guitarist (Up on the Roof)
1948 :Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)
1948 :Virginia Bottomley, British minister of state health
1948 :Virginia Bottomley, secretary (Heritage)
1949 :Bill Payne, Waco TX, rock keyboardist (Little Feat-Time Loves a
1949 :David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury/MP
1949 :Mary Alice Williams, news reporter (NBC-TV)
1949 :Mike Gibbons, Swansea Wales, rock drummer (Badfinger)
1950 :Willie Duggan, rugby football player
1956 :Dale Murphy, Portland Ore, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MV
1957 :Steve Harris, London, hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kis
1962 :Darryl Strawberry, LA Calif, right fielder (Mets, Dodgers, Yanke
1963 :John Andretti, race car driver
1964 :Tony Terry, rock producer (Tony Terry)
1967 :Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback (Montreal Alouettes)
1969 :J P Izquierdo, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
1973 :Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
1978 :Cristina Teuscher, New Rochelle NY, 4X200m freestyle (Olymp-gold



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