Birthdays of Personalities on March 18

xxxx :Guillermo D vila, spanish entertainer
1380 :Liduina van Schiedam, Dutch "Christ's bride"/saint
1548 :Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet
1556 :Fran‡ois-Hercule de Valois, French duke of Anjou/Brabant
1578 :Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
1609 :Frederick III, King of Denmark & Norway (1648-70); absolutist
1690 :Christian Goldbach, German mathematician (Goldbach position)
1765 :David H Chass‚, Dutch baron/general (fought Napoleon at Waterloo)
1782 :John Caldwell Calhoun, SC, Andrew Jackson's VP (1825-32)
1809 :Gabriel de la Concepci˘n Vald‚s, [Placido], Cuban poet
1829 :William Robertson Boggs, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1830 :Numa D Fustel de Coulanges, French historian/sociologist
1837 :Grover Cleveland, [Stephen], NJ, 22nd/24th Pres (1885-89, 93-97)
1838 :Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter
1838 :Randal Cremer, Britain, trade unionist, pacifist (Nobel 1903)
1839 :Francis Fessenden, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1843 :Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899)
1848 :Nathaniel Herreshoff, America Cup yacht designer
1858 :Rudolph C K Diesel, German engineer (Diesel motor)
1864 :Karl M Lybeck, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
1866 :John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs (1913-18)
1867 :Michael G de Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
1869 :[Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British PM (C, 1937-40)
1880 :Christopher K H de Ner‚e tot Babberich, cartoonist
1886 :Kurt Koffka, Germany, Gestalt psychologist
1886 :Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
1888 :Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor
1889 :F Rijkens, oldest living person in Netherlands
1890 :Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
1892 :Robert P Tristram Coffin, poet/reporter (WW II)
1893 :Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
1899 :Lavrenti Beria, chief of Soviet secret police under Stalin
1905 :John Kirkpatrick, NYC, pianist (Concord Sonata)
1905 :Mollie Parnis, NYC, fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection)
1906 :Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
1910 :Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese pres Chiang Kai-shek/pres (1978-88)
1911 :Smiley Burnette, Summum Ill, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
1913 :Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/Rhine
1913 :William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author
1914 :James Pack, naval officer museum curator
1915 :Richard Thomas Condon, author
1920 :Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator
1920 :John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], Poland, Pope (1978- )
1922 :Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician
1928 :Fidel V Ramos, pres (Phillipines)
1928 :William R Boggs, Georgia, Brig Gen/chief of engineers under Bragg
1929 :Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
1930 :Maurice Peress, NYC, conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80)
1931 :Howard Coble, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
1932 :F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk, president South Africa (1989-94)
1932 :John Updike, Shillington Pa, poet/novelist (Rabbit Run)
1933 :Unita Blackwell, 1st black mayor in Mississippi
1937 :Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
1946 :Michael Reagan, talk show host, Ronald's son
1947 :Barry Wilson, Engld, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1947 :Steven H Schiff, (Rep-R-New Mexico)
1949 :Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2X world-champ)
1949 :Starr Danias, NYC, ballerina (Turning Point)
1950 :James Conlon, NYC, conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979)
1950 :John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
1953 :Helmer C Koetje, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1953 :Margaret L Augustine, Buffalo NY, project manager (Biosphere 2)
1954 :James F Reilly II, Mt Home AFB Idaho, PhD/astronaut (STS 89, sk:100)
1956 :"The Model" Rick Martel, [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
1957 :Christer Fuglesang, Stockholm Sweden, physicist/astronaut (Mir backup)
1957 :Melvin Gentry, vocalits/guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1961 :Mark Van Thillo, Wilrijk Belgium, co-capt (Biosphere 2)
1964 :Bonnie Blair, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Oly-5 gold/brz-88, 92, 94)
1966 :Jerry Cantrell, US rock guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
1974 :Torrian Gray, safety (Minnesota Vikings)
1996 :?, son of woman in coma raped by John Horace



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