March 12 Birthdays in History - March 12 Deaths - March 12 Events
1978 Cristina Teuscher, born in New Rochelle, New York, 4X200m freestyle, 1996 Olympic gold
1978 Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman, USA, 1988 Olympics
1974 Chris Carr, NBA guard for the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves
1973 Antonio Banks, cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings
1973 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder, Olyroos, 1996 Olympics
1973 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks
1973 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player, Willem II, Vitesse
1972 Alisa Castillo, Miss Nevada USA, 1996
1971 Greg Hansell, born in Bellflower, California, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
1971 Isaiah Rider, NBA guard and forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers
1971 Raul Mondesi, born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
1970 Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals
1970 Rex Walters, NBA guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat
1970 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback for the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers
1969 Graham Coxon, born in Rintein, West Germany, musician, instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, painter, lead guitarist and singer for Blur, art and music is featured on the band's seven albums, including Leisure, 1991, album titled 13, in 1999, and Think Tank, 2003, single-handedly recorded seven solo albums, including The Spinning Top on Transgressive records
1969 J. P. Izquierdo, CFL slot back for the Calgary Stampeders
1969 Karen Snelgrove, London Ontario, softball pitcher 1996 Olympics
1969 Muhammad Oliver, NFL cornerback and safety for the Washington Redskins
1968 Merton Hanks, NFL safety for the San Francisco 49ers
1968 Aaron Eckhart, American Actor
1967 Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback, for the Montreal Alouettes
1967 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback and safety, London Monarchs
1966 Alecia Stephenson, born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, softball ss 1996 Olympics
1966 Erich Fischer, born in Dinuba, California, U.S. Olympic water polo foward 1992 Olympics
1966 Grant Long, NBA forward for the Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks
1965 Fran Harris, WNBA guard for the Houston Comets
1965 Molly Van Nostrand, born in West lslip, New York, tennis star
1965 Randy Dixon, NFL guard for the Indianapolis Colts
1965 Steve Finley, born in Union City, Tennessee, outfielder for the San Diego Padres
1964 Tony Terry, rock producer, Tony Terry
1963 Candy Costie, born in Seattle, Washington synchronized swimmer, 1984 Olympic gold
1963 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner 1984 Olympics gold
1963 John Andretti, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, race car driver, winner, CART, NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters NASCAR stock racing and endurance racing
1963 Julia Campbell, born in Huntsville, Alabama, actress, Opportunity Knocks
1962 Darryl Strawberry, born in Los Angeles, California, right fielder for the Mets, Dodgers, Yankees
1962 Gunde Svan, Swedish long jumper 1984,1988 Olympics gold
1960 Courtney B. Vance, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Hamburger Hill
1960 Eldine Baptiste, cricketer, WI all-rounder early 80's
1958 Debra Jensen, born in Orange County, California, playmate, January, 1978
1957 Jerry Levine, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, actor, Born on 4th of July
1957 Marlon D. Jackson, born in Gary, Indiana, singer, Jackson 5-Maybe Tomorrow
1957 Steve Harris, born in London, hard rock bassist, Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss
1956 Dale Murphy, born in Portland, Oregon, slugger, Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP
1953 Labamba, Richard Rosenberg, rocker, Asbury Jukes
1953 Carl Hiaasen, American Writer
1951 Caren Kaye, born in New York City, actress, My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties
1951 Jack Green, musician, guitar, played with T. Rex, The Pretty Things, member of Rainbow, launched solo album Humanesque
1950 Jon Provost, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, known for childhood role as Timmy Martin on television series, Lassie
1950 Willie Duggan, rugby football player
1949 Bill Payne, born in Waco, Texas, rock keyboardist, Little Feat-Time Loves a Hero
1949 David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury and MP
1949 Mary Alice Williams, news reporter, NBC-TV
1949 Mike Gibbons, born in Swansea, Wales, rock drummer, Badfinger
1949 Sara Lane, born in New York City, actress, Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian
1948 Dana Walden, rock keyboardist, Champaign
1948 James Taylor, born in Boston, Massachusetts, vocalist and guitarist, Up on the Roof
1948 Kent Conrad, Sen-D North Dakota
1948 Les Holroyd, born in Oldham, England, rocker, Barclay James Harvest
1948 Virginia Bottomley, secretary, Heritage
1948 Virginia Bottomley, British minister of state health
1947 Jill O'Hara, born in Warren, Pennsylvania, Broadway actress, Promises! Promises!
1947 Mitt Romney, American Politician
1946 Liza Minnelli, born in Hollywood, California, singer and actress, Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret
1945 Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist, Les Baroques
1942 Bert Campaneris, baseball player for the Oakland A's
1942 Paul Kantner, born in San Francisco, California, rock singer/guitarist, Jefferson Airplane
1942 Salvatore "the Bull" Gravano, mobster, testified against Gotti
1940 Al Jarreau, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, jazz singer, Moonlighting
1940 Albert Johanneson, soccer star
1939 Barbara Feldon, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, actress, Agent 99-Get Smart
1939 David Mlinaric, British interior director
1938 Dimitri Terzakis, composer
1938 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer, 26 championship races
1938 Karl Soderlund, born in Duluth, Minnesota, Mr. Sally Jesse Raphael
1938 Millie Perkins, actress, Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting
1938 Norman Hogg, born in Scotland, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth 1983 - 1997
1938 Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer
1938 Vijay Mehra, cricketer, Indian Test batsman from age 17
1937 Elizabeth Vaughan, opera soprano, Victor-Victoria
1936 Anthony Loehnis, vice chairman, S G Warburg and Co
1936 Keith Slater, cricketer, one Test for Australia 1958-59 series
1936 Lloyd Dobbins, born in Newport News, Virginia, newscaster, NBC News Overnight
1936 Patrick Procktor, painter
1935 Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano, Salome, Lulu
1935 John Gross, author, Age of Kipling, Dickens and 20th Century
1934 Rudolph Agner, CEO, Consolidated Gold Fields
1932 Andrew Young, U.S. ambassador to United Nations, 1977 - 1979, Mayor-D-Atlanta
1931 Geoffrey de Bellaigue, director, Royal Collection
1931 William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor, Little Rascals
1931 Herb Kelleher, American Businessman
1930 Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador, to U.S.
1930 Robin Cavendish, disabled campaigner
1930 Scoey Mitchill, born in Newburgh, New York, comedian, Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda
1929 Bernard Costello, U.S., double sculls, Olympics silver 1956
1929 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
1928 Edward Albee, born in Washington, D.C., playwright, Virgina Woolfe, Zoo Story
1928 Phil Jones, principal, Trinity College of Music
1928 Roland Moyle, British deputy chairman, Police Complaints Authority
1927 Raul Alfonsin, president, Argentina
1926 David Oliver Williams, trade unionist, COHSE
1926 George R. Ariyoshi, Gov-D-Hawaii
1926 Gudrun Ure, British actress, Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer
1926 Hildy Park, born in Washington D.C., actress, To Tell the Truth
1926 John C. Holmes, U.S. writer, Horn
1926 Rolv Berger Yttrehus, composer
1926 Ronald Alley, art gallery manager, Tate Gallery
1926 John Clellon Holmes, American Writer
1925 Georges Delerue, composer
1925 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author, Deathworld Trilogy
1925 Leo Esaki, Esaki Reona, Japan, physicist, Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973
1925 Louison Bobet, French cyclist, Tour de France 1953-55
1925 G. William Whitehurst, born in Norfolk, Virginia, Representative-R-Virginia 1969 - 1987
1925 Harry Harrison, American Author
1923 Hjalmar Andersen, born in Norway, 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater, 1952 Olympics gold
1923 Norbert Brainin, violinist
1923 Wally Schirra, born in New Jersey, astronaut, flew in Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, America's first three space programs
1922 Helen Parrish, born in Columbus Georgia, actress, Hour Glass, Show Business
1922 Jack Kerouac, Beat writer, On the Road, Mexico Blues
1922 Lane Kirkland, union president, AFL-CIO
1922 Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer
1921 Giovanni Agnelli, CEO, Fiat Automakers
1921 Gordon MacRae, born in East Orange, New Jersey, singer and actor, Oklahoma, Carousel
1921 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher and translator
1921 Ralph Shapey, born in Philadelphia, composer, Fantasy, Rituals
1921 Gianni Agnelli, Italian Businessman
1921 Earl Nightingale, born in Los Angeles, California, author, motivational speaker, his radio program, 'Our Changing World', most highly syndicated radio program ever, recorded over 7,000 radio programs
1917 Googie Withers, born in Karachi, India, actress, 1 of Our Aircraft is Missing
1917 Tom Normanton, British MP
1917 Leonard Chess, Polish Businessman
1915 Alberto Burri, Italian physician, sculptor and abstract painter
1914 Jan Kapr, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, pupil of Jaroslav Ridky, second half of the 20th century's most prolific Czech composer
1914 Tommy Farr, Welsh Athlete
1913 Harold Butler, cricketer, England pace bowler late 40's
1912 James McKay, lord provost of Edinburgh
1912 Kylie Tennant, novelist, Battlers, Lost Haven
1912 Paul Weston, born in Springfield, Massachusetts, orchestra leader, Jim Nabors Hour
1912 Irving Layton, Canadian Poet
1911 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
1910 Roger L. Stevens, producer, Giant
1910 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, born in Orange, New Jersey, boxer/actor, On the Waterfront
1910 Wilhelmus L. Reijers, sculptor
1908 David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer and politician
1908 Inez Courtney, born in New York City, actress, 13th Man, Crime Ring, Raven
1907 Margaret Peggy McCrorie Herbison, politician
1904 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper, New Zealand's 1st Test, later Northants
1900 David Croll, QC senator
1900 Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer
1898 Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker, Jr., Dutch actor, Sold Grandpa
1896 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, San Francisco Blues Great
1891 Michael Polany, Hungarian and English,chemist, economist and sociologist
1890 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer and troubadour
1890 Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian and U.S. ballet dancer, Petroesjka
1889 Philip Guedalla, historian
1888 Hall Johnson, composer
1885 Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, Flemish architect and urban developer
1883 Judge Jackson, composer
1881 Daniel Webster Hoan, born in Wisconsin, Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee
1881 Kemal Ataturk, 1st President of Rep of Turkey
1881 Vaino A. Tanner, premier of Finland, 1926-27
1880 House Peters, England, silent film actor, Kansas Territory
1878 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint
1878 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer
1877 Wilhelm Frick, German protector of Bohemia and Moravia
1875 Julio Garreta, composer
1874 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer
1863 Adolf A. Wolfschoon, Curaeao, poet
1863 Gabriele D'Annunzio, born in Italy, writer and military hero, Intruder
1862 Jane Delano, U.S., nurse, teacher and founder, Red Cross
1860 Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer
1859 Josef Cyril Sychra, composer
1855 John White, composer
1848 Cyrill Kistler, composer
1838 William Perkin, inventor, 1st artificial dye
1837 Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer
1835 Simon Newcomb, U.S., scientist, mathematician and astronomer
1832 Charles Boycott, Ireland, estate manager
1831 Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer, Studebaker
1830 William Felix Brantley, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1827 John Robert Jones, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1827 William Richard Terry, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1824 Gustav R. Kirchoff, born in Prussia, physicist, spectral analysis
1823 William Flank Perry, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1821 John Abbott, born in Quebec, Canada, C, 3rd Canadian PM, 1891-92
1821 Luitpold von Bayern, Prince-regent of Bayern
1816 David Stuart, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1808 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet
1806 Jane Means Appleton Pierce, 1st lady, 1853-57
1800 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian
1795 William Lyon MacKenzie, Canadian Journalist
1793 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer
1788 Pierre J David, David d'Angers, French sculptor
1768 Carolus Antonius Fodor, composer
1755 Georges Couthon, French politician
1710 Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer, Alfred, Rule Britannia
1685 George Berkeley, born in Ireland, philosopher and bishop of Cloyne
1626 John Aubrey, born in Percy, England, English writer, wrote 'Brief Lives'
1515 Caspar Othmayr, composer
1479 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence
1336 Eduard, Duke of Gelre, 1361-71, husband of Catharina of Bayern