Birthdays of Personalities on March 8

1075 :Abu 'l-Kasim Mahmud ibn Omar al-Zamachshari, Arab theologist
1495 :Juan de Dios, Port/Sp saint/founder (Brothers of Mercy)
1748 :Willem V Batavus, prince of Orange-Nassau
1783 :Hannah Hoes Van Buren, NY, wife of pres Martin (1837-41) (died 1819)
1787 :Karl Ferdinand von Grafe, help create modern plastic surgery
1799 :Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), died in 1889
1836 :Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General (Confederate Army)
1839 :James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
1841 :Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mass, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)
1847 :Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente)
1859 :Kenneth Grahame, author (Wind, Willows)
1862 :Joseph Lee, helped develop playgrounds
1865 :Frederick William Goudy, US, printer/type designer
1879 :Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)
1886 :Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
1889 :Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business)
1890 :Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher
1892 :M ty s R kosi, Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
1894 :W„in” V Aaltonen, Finnish sculptor
1898 :Theophilus E D”nges, South Afr minister of Internal Affairs
1899 :Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
1902 :Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
1907 :Charles Boost, movie critic
1909 :Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
1911 :Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
1914 :Jacob B Bakema, urban developer (St Louis Missouri)
1915 :Vivien John, artist
1917 :A Marja, [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
1919 :Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
1920 :James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
1921 :Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
1922 :Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
1923 :Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
1925 :Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
1931 :John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
1934 :Ron Taylor, Sydney Australia, cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals)
1936 :Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle)
1937 :Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
1937 :Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
1937 :Raynoma Gordy, [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)
1939 :Mike Lowry, (Rep-D-WA, 1979- )
1939 :Robert Tear, Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh Natl Opera 1970)
1940 :Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
1942 :Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1945 :Jim Chapman, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
1946 :Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
1947 :Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
1948 :Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
1952 :Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
1953 :Kathleen Ann Shower, Brookville Oh, Playmate of the Year (May, 1985)
1954 :Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1958 :Gary Numan, [Gary Webb], Hammersmith England, vocalist (Replicas)
1964 :Peter Ged Gill, drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes) [or 1/8]
1967 :Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1971 :Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1974 :Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1974 :Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1975 :Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)



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