Birthdays of Personalities on March 15

1493 :Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, marshal of France
1666 :Georg Baehr, German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden)
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
1767 :Andrew Jackson, Carolinas, General/(D) 7th pres (1829-37)
1779 :William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)
1801 :Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
1809 :Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st pres of Liberia
1810 :Aernout Drost, Dutch literary (Hermingard van de Eikenterpen)
1811 :Robert Allen, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1886
1824 :Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
1831 :Edward Aylesworth Perry, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1838 :Alice Cunningham Fletcher, ethnologist (Stranger in Her Native Land)
1852 :Augusta Gregory, Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress
1858 :Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)
1867 :Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
1873 :Lee Shubert, producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him)
1874 :Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
1879 :Gerrit J Heering, Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)
1901 :Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader
1905 :Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
1912 :Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald, fighter pilot
1912 :Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, Texas, blues stylist (Ball of Twine)
1915 :David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
1916 :Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
1916 :Harry James, Albany Ga, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
1918 :Janet Leach, potter
1923 :Laurence A Tisch, NYC, CEO (Loews Corp)
1926 :Tim Valentine, (Rep-D-NC, 1983- )
1927 :Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
1932 :Alan Lavern Bean, Wheeler Texas, Capt USN/astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3)
1935 :Jimmy Lee Swaggart, evangelist
1936 :Donald K Sundquist, (Rep-R-Tennessee, 1983- )
1940 :Phil Lesh, [Chapman], Calif, rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead)
1941 :Mike Love, Calif, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beachboys-In My Room)
1942 :Hughie Flint, London England, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band)
1944 :Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Oly-Bronze-68)
1944 :Ralph MacDonald, rock percussionist (Graceland)
1945 :Mark J Green, Bkln NY, lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System)
1946 :Howard Scott, San Pedro Cal, rock guitarist/vocalist (War, Cisco Kid)
1947 :Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
1947 :Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
1953 :Judi Spiers, TV presenter
1955 :Dee Snider, Massapequa NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It)
1961 :John Melendez, jockey
1962 :Igor Aleinikov, film Maker
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
1963 :Frans Koenn, Dutch rock bassist (Los Lane-Precious)
1964 :Rockwell, [Kennedy Gordy], Det MI, rock vocalist (Someone Watching Me)
1968 :John Tardy, US heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot)
1971 :Robbie Pratt, jockey
1975 :Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)



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