Birthdays of Personalities on March 20

xxxx :Big Bird, muppet (Sesame Street)
1634 :Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)
1725 :Abdl-Hamid I, 27th sultan of Turkey (1774-89)
1728 :Franciscus L Kersteman, Dutch lawyer/astrologist
1750 :Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
1770 :Johann Friedrich H”lderlin, Tbingen Germany, poet (Der Rhein)
1804 :Neal Dow, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1811 :George Caleb Bingham, US, politician/painter (Country Election)
1811 :Napoleon FKJ Bonaparte II, Napoleon's son/King of Rome
1812 :George Bibb Crittenden, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
1820 :Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Wallachia/Romania
1823 :John Echols, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1825 :William Nelson Rector Beall, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1826 :Carel Vosmaer, Dutch art historian/poet/editor
1828 :Henrik Ibsen, Norway, playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler)
1830 :Eugene Asa Carr, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1910
1834 :Charles William Elliot, Boston, Pres of Harvard (1869-1909)
1853 :George Godfrey, Chelsea Mass, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate)
1856 :Frederick Winslow Taylor, father of scientific management
1868 :Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
1870 :Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician (East Africa)
1882 :Ren‚ Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
1885 :Eugen Herrigel, Germany, philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe
1885 :Hendrik A de Fish, [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological/sociologist
1890 :Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (Natl Symphony)
1904 :B[urrhus] F[rederic] Skinner, Pa, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box)
1906 :Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
1906 :Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
1908 :Frank Stanton, Muskegon Mich, broadcasting executive (CBS)
1914 :Sviatosiav Richter, Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)
1914 :William Baddeley, rector (St Jame's Piccadilly)
1915 :Rudolf Kirchschl„ger, president of Austria (1974-86)
1915 :Svyatoslav Richter, pianist
1916 :Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
1917 :Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)
1917 :Kalervo H Hortamo, Finnish poet (Syd„nmaa)
1917 :Peter Caddy, founder (Findhorn Community)
1918 :Jack Barry, Lindenhurst NY, game show emcee (Joker's Wild)
1920 :Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician
1920 :Marian McPartland, jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland)
1922 :Arnold Burgen, college president (Academia Europaea)
1922 :Doug Barnard Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
1922 :Larry Elgart, New Haven Ct, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orch)
1925 :James Pickles, judge
1925 :John D Erlichman, Politician (Nixon aide, Watergate)
1928 :Anthony Blond, British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book)
1928 :Fred Rogers, Latrobe PA, children TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood)
1928 :Hans Kng, Swiss religious theologist
1931 :David Montgomery, chairman (British Forestry Commission)
1931 :John Rae, British educator (Conscience & Politics)
1933 :David James Moore, educationalist
1934 :Eric Hebborn, artist/faker
1934 :Marion Conti, arch bishop (Aberdeen England)
1937 :Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge
1938 :Frans J van der Heijden, Dutch journal/Dutch MP (CDA)
1939 :Brian Mulroney, (P-C) 18th PM of Canada (1984-93)
1939 :Earl of Seafield, [Ginger], English large landowner
1941 :Carlos Lopez, jockey
1945 :Larry Combest, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
1945 :Tim Yeo, British MP/under-sect (State of Environment)
1947 :Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
1947 :John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist
1948 :Pamela Sargent, US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
1951 :Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1951 :Jimmie Vaughan, guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1956 :Phillip Oppenhein, British MP
1957 :Spike Lee, Atlanta, dir (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
1961 :Slim Jim Phantom, [Jim Mcdonnell], rock drummer (Stray Cats)
1963 :Paul Mirkovich, rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection)
1965 :Chris Hoiles, Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1966 :Giulio Caravatta, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
1969 :Konstantine Starikovitch, Podolsk Rus, 238lbs US weightlift (Oly-96)
1969 :Paul Atkinson, jockey
1969 :Thang Thanh Nguyen, Soc Trang Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
1975 :Brian Buetsch, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes Sr champ)
1997 :? Hefner, mother of Hugh Hefner (playboy), dies at 101



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