Birthdays of Personalities on March 31

1499 :Pius IV, [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian lawyer/pope (1559-65)
1519 :Henry II, King of Germany (1547-59)
1570 :Louise Juliana, countess of Nassau
1596 :Ren‚ Descartes, France, philosopher (he thought, therefore he was)
1621 :Andrew Marvell, England, poet (To His Coy Mistress)
1675 :Benedict XIV, [Prospero L Lambertini], Italy, Pope (1740-58)
1723 :Frederik V, King of Denmark/Norway (1746-66)
1809 :Nikolai Gogol, father of 19th-century Russian realism (Dead Souls)
1811 :Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist (Bunsen Burner)
1831 :Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist
1835 :John La Farge, US painter
1837 :Robert Ross McBurney, 1st paid secretary of the YMCA
1837 :Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1838 :L‚on Dierx, French poet
1839 :Nikolay Przhevalsky, naturalist, explorer of east central Asia (OS)
1840 :John Herbert Kelly, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1844 :Andrew Lang, Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book)
1854 :Dugald Clerk, inventor (2-stroke motorcycle engine)
1868 :Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist
1872 :Arthur Griffith, Irish journalist, founder of Sinn F‚in
1872 :Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet)
1878 :Jack Johnson,1st black heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915)
1885 :Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist
1887 :Saint-John Perse, [MRA Alexis L‚ger], Fren poet (Nobel 1960) [or 5/31]
1891 :Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)
1892 :Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant
1893 :Clemens Krauss, Vienna Austria, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937)
1895 :John Jay McCloy, lawyer/banker (Sec of War 1941-45, pres Chase Man)
1895 :Vardis A Fisher, US author (Darkness & Deep)
1900 :Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
1900 :L”rinc Szab˘, Hungary, poet (Huszonhatodik ‚v)
1909 :Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP (GVP)/editor (Neth Daily)
1909 :Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator
1912 :Wilhelmus Berkelmans, civil servant/resistance fighter
1915 :Jack Perry, businessman
1918 :Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)
1924 :Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
1924 :Leo Buscaglia, LA Calif, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love)
1926 :John Fowles, England, novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
1927 :Cesar Chavez, Yuma Az, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers)
1929 :Liz Claiborne, fashion designer
1933 :Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
1934 :Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russia, cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)
1934 :John D Loudermilk, rock drummer/vocalist (Language of Love, Norman)
1934 :Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)
1935 :Herb Alpert, bandleader/trumpeteer (Tijuana Brass)/CEO (A & M)
1936 :Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)
1939 :Liz Claiborne, Brussels Belgium, fashion designer (women)
1940 :Barney Frank, (Rep-D-MA, 1981- )
1940 :Patrick J Leahy, (Sen-D-VT, 1975- )
1944 :Rod Allen, [B Rodney Bainbridge] rock bassist/vocalist (Fortunes)
1946 :Al Nichol, Winston Salem NC, rock guitarist/vocalist (Turtles)
1947 :Al Goodman, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
1947 :C‚sar Gaviria Trujillo, president (Colombia, 1990-94)
1948 :Albert Gore Jr, Wash DC, (Sen-D-Tenn, 1985-92)/45th US VP (1993- )
1948 :David Eisenhower, Eisenhower's grandson (married Julie Nixon)
1950 :Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner
1953 :Sean Hopper, Calif, rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News)
1954 :Tony Brock, England, rock drummer (Babys-Missing You)
1957 :Patrick G Forrester, El Paso TX, Lt Col Army/astronaut
1958 :Pat McGlynn, Edinburgh, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)
1959 :Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1964 :Erik Turner, Omaha Nebraska, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
1972 :John Godina, Fort Sill Okla, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-silver-96)
1974 :James Burgess, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1974 :Jason Odom, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1982 :Jessica Joseph, Royal Oak Mich, dance skater (& Butler-1997 Natl)
1987 :"Baby M" born to a surrogate mother, awarded to her dad William Stern



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