March 8 Birthdays in History - March 8 Deaths - March 8 Events
1977 James Van Der Beek, actor, Dawson's Creek
1977 Petr Devyatkin, hockey forward, Team Kazakhstan 1998 Olympics
1976 Freddie Prinze, Jr., actor, I Know What You Did Last Summer
1975 Brett Conway, NFL kicker, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1975 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys
1974 Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1974 Toran James, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers
1973 Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end for the Dallas Cowboys
1973 Nanette Pearson, born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Miss America-Utah, 1997
1973 Boris Kodjoe, Austrian Actor
1972 Craig Johnson, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, NHL left wing, Los Angeles Kings and 1994 Olympic Team
1972 Takuro Abe, WLAF linebacker, Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Bob Boughner, born in Windsor, NHL defenseman, Buffalo Sabres
1971 Marc Tobert, CFL slot back for the Edmonton Eskimos
1970 Harry Decheiver, soccer player, RKC
1970 Jason Elam, NFL kicker, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1970 Rhett Harty, born in Pasedena California, U.S. soccer player, 1992 Olympics
1970 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward, Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1970 Constantine Karamanlis, Greek Leader
1969 Andrea Parker, actress, Miss Parker-The Pretender
1968 Clare Wood, born in Zululand, South Africa, tennis star, 1986 Futures-Lisbon
1968 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs
1967 Brent Fedyk, born in Yorkton, NHL left wing for the Dallas Stars
1967 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1966 Elliot Boult, born in Blenheim, New Zealand, Australasia golfer
1966 Holly Ann Salo, born in Keani, Alaska, Miss Alaska-America, 1991
1966 Laura McCabe, cross country skier, 1994 Olympics
1965 Kenny Smith, NBA guard for the Houston Rockets
1964 Cheryl "Salt" James, singer, Salt-N-Pepa
1964 Cheryl James, American Musician
1963 Gursharan Singh, cricketer, Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90
1963 Kathy Ireland, model and actress, Alien From, Louisiana, Side Out
1963 Mike Lalor, Buffalo, NHL defenseman, Dallas Stars
1962 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety for the San Diego Chargers
1962 William Fuller, NFL defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers
1961 Larry Murphy, born in Scarborough, NHL defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs
1961 Camryn Manheim, American Actress
1960 Buck Williams, NBA forward for the Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks
1959 Aidan Quinn, actor, Avalon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Mission
1958 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
1958 Gary Numan, Gary Webb, born in Hammersmith, England, vocalist, Replicas
1957 Cynthia Rothrock, born in Wilmington, Delaware, actress, Lady Dragon, Honor and Glory
1957 Ruth Wysocki, Alhambra California, 800m/1500m runner
1954 Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist, Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies
1954 David Wilkie, England, 200m backstroke swimmer, 1996 Olympic gold
1954 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper, 1976 Olympic gold
1953 Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox outfielder, AL MVP 1978
1953 Kathleen Ann Shower, born in Brookville, Ohio, Playmate of the Year, May, 1985
1952 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, U.S.S.R., cosmonaut, Soyuz T-14
1951 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer, in Zambia England slow left-arm
1949 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner, 1972 Olympic-silver
1948 Little Peggy March, Margaret Battavio, vocalist, I Will Follow Him
1947 Mike Allsup, born in Modesto, California, rock guitarist, Three Dog Night
1946 Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket off-spinner, 14 Tests 1969-83
1946 Randy Meisner, rock bassist and vocalist, Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy
1945 Graeme Watson, cricketer, Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72
1945 Jim Chapman, born in Washington, D.C., Representative-D-Texas 1985 - 1997
1945 Keith Jarrett, pianist and composer
1945 Micky Dolenz, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Circus Boy and singer, Monkees
1945 Anselm Kiefer, German Artist
1944 Carole Bayer Sager, born in New York, aka Mrs. Burt Bachrach, singer, Arthur
1943 Lynn Redgrave, born in London, actress, Georgie Girl, Weight-Watcher
1942 Ann Packer-Brightwell, England, 400m/800m runner, 1964 Olympic gold
1942 Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm, Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good
1942 Richie Allen, baseball player, AL MVP 1972
1942 Richie Allen, American Athlete
1941 Ivana Loudova, born in Chlumec nad Cidlinou, Czech Republic, composer, wrote chamber, orchestral, children's choral works, including 'Little Christmas Cantata'
1941 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, composer
1940 Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
1940 Susan Clark, born in Sarnia, Ontario, actress, Night Moves, Webster
1940 Theo Laseroms, The Tank, Dutch soccer player, Feyenoord
1939 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist, Dark Sky Legacy
1939 Jim Bouton, born in Newark, New Jersey, pitcher, New York Yankees, author of Ball Four
1939 Lydia Skoblikova, U.S.S.R., speed skater, Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64
1939 Mike Lowry, born in St. John, Washington, Representative-D-Washington 1979 - 1989, Governor of Washington 1993 - 1997
1939 Robert Tear, born in Barry, Wales, tenor, Welsh National Opera 1970
1939 Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
1938 Lew DeWitt, born in Virginia, country singer, Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall
1937 Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda, 1973-94
1937 Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member, WIC
1937 Raynoma Gordy, Mayberry, U.S. orchestra leader, Rayber Voices
1936 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist, Perfect Circle
1936 Sue Ane Langdon, born in Paterson, New Jersey, actress, Bachelor Father, Arnie
1934 Christian Wolff, composer
1934 Ron Taylor, born in Sydney, Australia, cinematographer, Those Amazing Animals
1931 John McPhee, author, Back to ----
1931 Neil Adcock, cricketer, South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62
1931 Neil Postman, American Educator
1928 Frank Michael Beyer, composer
1928 Judy Johnson, born in Norfolk, Virginia, singer, Your Show of Shows
1927 Jaromir Podesva, composer
1925 Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis, composer
1925 Francisco Rabal, born in Aguilas, Spain, actor, Holy Innocents, Camorra
1925 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician, KVP/CDA
1925 Warren G. Bennis, born in New York City, New York, scholar, author, Leadership Studies pioneer, studied group behavior at MIT, prompting interest in the then-nonexistent field of leadership, published 'Revisionist Theory of Leadership', 1961, stating that humanistic, democratic-style leaders can best manage change in the leadership environment
1924 Sean McClory, born in Dublin, Ireland, actor, Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur
1924 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
1924 Anthony Caro, English Sculptor
1923 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles, NVP, 1973-77
1923 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director, Doctor Noir
1922 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger, NL Batting Champ 1953
1922 H. Kipphardt, writer
1921 Cyd Charisse, Tula Finklea, Amarillo, Texas, dancer/actress, East Side
1921 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
1920 Eileen Herlie, born in Glasgow, Scotland, actress, Myrtle Fargate-All My Children
1920 Eva Dahlbeck, born in Saltsjo-Duvnas, Sweden, actress, Dreams, Lesson in Love
1920 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
1919 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
1918 Alan Hale [MacKahan], Jr., born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Skipper-Gilligan's Island
1917 A Marja, ATE Mooy, Dutch literary, Shreds on the River
1917 Leslie Fiedler, American Critic
1914 Jacob B. Bakema, urban developer, St. Louis Missouri
1911 Alan Hovhaness, born in Somerville, Massachusetts, composer, Lousadzak, Ukiyo
1911 Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
1909 Anthony Donato, composer
1909 Claire Trevor, Wemlinger, born in New York City, actress, Marjorie Morningstar
1909 Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
1907 Charles Boost, movie critic
1902 Jennings Randolph, Sen
1899 Eric Linklater, born in Scotland, novelist/poet, Blue Swallows
1898 Louise Beavers, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, actress, Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other
1898 Theophilus E. Donges, South African minister of Internal Affairs
1896 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian Politician
1894 Waino V Aaltonen, Finnish sculptor
1892 Matyas Rakosi, Hungarian party leader/premier, 1952-53
1891 Sam Jaffe, born in New York City, actor, Gunga Din, Dr. Zorba-Ben Casey
1890 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher
1890 George M. Humphrey, American Lawyer
1890 George Humphrey, American Lawyer
1889 Oscar Ewing, U.S. government official, Everybody's Business
1888 Stuart Chase, born in New Hampshire, writer/economist, Tragedy of Waste
1886 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director, Artis
1886 Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone, Nobel 1950
1883 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer
1879 M. Lichnowsky, writer
1879 Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist, Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium
1876 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer, Il dottore Antonio
1872 Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist and composer
1872 Anna Held, Polish Entertainer
1865 Frederick William Goudy, U.S., printer/type designer
1862 Joseph Lee, helped develop playgrounds
1859 Kenneth Grahame, author, Wind, Willows
1859 Otto Taubmann, composer
1857 Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Italian composer, I pagliacci/Zaza
1857 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian Composer
1854 Tom Felix Horan, cricketer, Ireland Pioneering Australia all-rounder
1853 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer, Parisina
1847 Karl von Bach, German engineer, Maschinenelemente
1843 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer
1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., born in Massachusetts, 59th Supreme Court justice, 1902 - 1932
1840 Franco Faccio, Italian composer and conductor
1839 James Mason Crafts, U.S. chemist, Friedel-Crafts-synthesis
1836 Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General, Confederate Army
1825 George William Martin, composer
1815 Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer
1799 Simon Cameron, Secretary War Union
1787 Karl Ferdinand von Grafe, help create modern plastic surgery
1783 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, composer
1783 Hannah Hoes Van Buren, New York, wife of President Martin, 1837-41, died 1819
1778 Friedrich August Kanne, composer
1748 Willem V. Batavus, prince of Orange-Nassau
1743 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer
1714 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of J. S. Bach
1607 Johann Rist, composer
1495 Juan de Dios, Port/Sp saint/founder, Brothers of Mercy
1075 Abu 'l-Kasim Mahmud ibn Omar al-Zamachshari, Arab theologist