March 22 Birthdays
Fanny Ardant (March 22, 1949-)Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant is a French actress. She has appeared in more than eighty motion pictures since 1976. Ardant won the César Award for Best Actress in 1997 for her performance in 'Pédale douce'. Wikipedia
Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France
Hanson W. Baldwin (March 22, 1903-November 13, 1991)Hanson Weightman Baldwin was the long-time military editor of the 'New York Times'. He won a Pulitzer Prize "for his coverage of the early days of World War II". He authored or edited numerous books on military topics. Wikipedia
Derek Bok (March 22, 1930-)Derek Curtis Bok is an American lawyer and educator and the former president of Harvard University. He is the son of Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Curtis Bok and Margaret Plummer Bok; the grandson of 'Ladies' Home Journal' editor Edward W. Bok and Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist, founder of the Curtis Institute of Music; the cousin of... Wikipedia
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Billy Collins (March 22, 1941-)William James "Billy" Collins is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute, Florida. Collins was recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Bob Costas (March 22, 1952-)Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas is an American sportscaster, on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s. He has been prime-time host of nine Olympic games. He also does play-by-play for MLB Network and hosts an interview show called 'Studio 42 with Bob Costas'. Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.
Carlton Cuse (March 22, 1959-)Arthur Carlton Cuse is an American screenwriter, showrunner and producer, most famous as executive producer and screenwriter for the American television series 'Lost' for which he made the 'Time' magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Cuse is also considered a pioneer in transmedia storytelling. Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Diane Mott Davidson (March 22, 1949-)Diane Mott Davidson is an American author of mystery novels that use the theme of food, an idea she got from Robert B. Parker. Several recipes are included in each book, and each novel title is a play on a food or drink word. Wikipedia
Alfred Fowler (March 22, 1868-June 24, 1940)Alfred Fowler, CBE FRS was an English astronomer. Not to be confused with American astrophysicist William Alfred Fowler. Wikipedia
Paul Fussell (March 22, 1924-May 23, 2012)Paul Fussell, Jr. was an American cultural and literary historian, author and university professor. His writings cover a variety of topics, from scholarly works on eighteenth-century English literature to commentary on America's class system. Fussell served in the 103rd Infantry Division during World War II and was wounded in fighting in France.... Wikipedia
Bruno Ganz (March 22, 1941-)Bruno Ganz is a Swiss actor, known for his roles as Damiel in 'Wings of Desire', as Adolf Hitler in 'Downfall' and as Professor Rohl in 'The Reader'. Wikipedia
Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi (March 22, 1927-)Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi is a Spanish film director and producer. Wikipedia
Dave Keon (March 22, 1940-)David Michael Keon is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He played professionally from 1960–61 to 1981–82, including 15 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986. Keon was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Wikipedia
Noranda, QC, CAN
Keegan-Michael Key (March 22, 1971-)Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor and comedian best known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series 'Key & Peele' and for his six seasons as a cast member on 'MADtv'. Wikipedia
Southfield, Michigan, U.S.
Louis L'Amour (March 22, 1908-June 10, 1988)Louis Dearborn L'Amour was an American author. His books consisted primarily of Western novels, however he also wrote historical fiction, science fiction, nonfiction, as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into movies. L'Amour's books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of... Wikipedia
Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Los Angeles, United States
Karl Malden (March 22, 1912-July 1, 2009)Karl Malden was an American actor. Malden was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film and television", especially in such classic films as 'A Streetcar Named Desire', for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, 'On the... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nino Manfredi (March 22, 1921-June 4, 2004)Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi was one of the most prominent Italian actors in the 'commedia all'italiana' genre. He was also a film and stage director, a screenwriter, a playwright, a comedian, a singer, an author, a radio and television presenter and a voice actor. He won six David di Donatello awards, six Nastro d'Argento awards and the Prix de la... Wikipedia
Castro dei Volsci, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
Chico Marx (March 22, 1887-October 11, 1961)Leonard "Chico" Marx was an American comedian and film star as part of the Marx Brothers. His persona in the act was that of a dim-witted albeit crafty con artist, seemingly of rural Italian origin, who wore shabby clothes, and sported a curly-haired wig and Tyrolean hat. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Robert Andrews Millikan (March 22, 1868-December 19, 1953)Robert A. Millikan was an American experimental physicist honored with the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 for his measurement of the elementary electronic charge and for his work on the photoelectric effect. Wikipedia
Morrison, Illinois, U.S.
San Marino, California, U.S.
Matthew Modine (March 22, 1959-)Matthew Avery Modine is an American film actor. His best-known film roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's 'Full Metal Jacket', the title character in Alan Parker's 'Birdy', high school wrestler Louden Swain in 'Vision Quest', and oversexed Sullivan Groff on 'Weeds'. Wikipedia
Loma Linda, California, U.S.
Nicholas Monsarrat (March 22, 1910-August 8, 1979)Lieutenant Commander Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat FRSL RNVR was a British novelist known today for his sea stories, particularly 'The Cruel Sea' and 'Three Corvettes', but perhaps best known internationally for his novels, 'The Tribe That Lost Its Head' and its sequel, 'Richer Than All His Tribe'. Wikipedia
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Colm Murray (March 22, 1952-July 30, 2013)Colm Murray was an Irish broadcaster, newsreader, and sports journalist, best remembered for his reports on horse racing. Employed by RTÉ from 1978 until his death in 2013 after a three-year battle with motor neurone disease, Murray was the first sportscaster on the newly-launched hour-long rolling news bulletin, the 6-1 News. Wikipedia
Moate, County Westmeath, Ireland
James V. Neel (March 22, 1915-February 1, 2000)James Van Gundia Neel was an American geneticist who played a key role in the development of human genetics as a field of research in the United States. He made important contributions to the emergence of genetic epidemiology and pursued an understanding of the influence of environment on genes. In his early work, he studied sickle-cell disease and... Wikipedia
Haing S. Ngor (March 22, 1940-February 25, 1996)Haing Somnang Ngor was a Cambodian American physician, actor, and author who is best known for winning the 1985 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his debut performance in the movie 'The Killing Fields', in which he portrayed Cambodian journalist and refugee Dith Pran. He was also the first ever male Asian actor to win an Oscar for a... Wikipedia
Samrong Yong, Cambodia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
James Patterson (March 22, 1947-)James Brendan Patterson is an American author. He is largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the protagonist of the 'Alex Cross' series. Patterson also wrote the 'Michael Bennett', 'Women's Murder Club', 'Maximum Ride', 'Daniel X', and 'Witch and Wizard' series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and... Wikipedia
Newburgh, New York, US
Burton Richter (March 22, 1931-)Burton Richter is a Nobel Prize-winning American physicist. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center team which co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974, alongside the Brookhaven National Laboratory team led by Samuel Ting. This discovery was part of the so-called November Revolution of particle physics. He was the SLAC director from 1984 to 1999. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York City
Max Richter (March 22, 1966-)Max Richter, is a German-born British composer who has been an influential voice in post-minimalist composition and in the meeting of contemporary classical and alternative popular musical styles since the early 2000s. Richter is classically trained, having graduated in composition from the Royal Academy of Music and studied with Luciano Berio in... Wikipedia
Paul Rogers (actor) (March 22, 1917-October 6, 2013)Paul Rogers was an English actor of film, stage and television. He is a BAFTA TV Award Best Actor winner in 1955 and a Tony Award Best Actor winner for The Homecoming in 1967. Wikipedia
Plympton, Devon, England, UK
London, England, UK
Eric Roth (March 22, 1945-)Eric Roth is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Forrest Gump'. He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: 'The Insider', 'Munich', and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Gabrielle Roy (March 22, 1909-July 13, 1983)Gabrielle Roy was a French Canadian author. Wikipedia
Saint Boniface, Manitoba
Quebec City, Quebec
Rudy Rucker (March 22, 1946-)Rudolf von Bitter Rucker is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and philosopher, and is one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement. The author of both fiction and non-fiction, he is best known for the novels in the Ware Tetralogy, the first two of which both won Philip K. Dick Awards. At present he... Wikipedia
Joseph Schildkraut (March 22, 1896-January 21, 1964)Joseph Schildkraut was an Austrian-American stage and film actor. Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States
Adam Sedgwick (March 22, 1785-January 27, 1873)Adam Sedgwick was one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Devonian period of the geological timescale. Later, he proposed the Cambrian period, based on work which he did on Welsh rock strata. Wikipedia
William Shatner (March 22, 1931-)William "Bill" Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS 'Enterprise', in the 'Star Trek' franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a... Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Stephen Sondheim (March 22, 1930-)Stephen Joshua Sondheim, born March 22, 1930, is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre. Sondheim has received an Academy Award; eight Tony Awards; eight Grammy Awards; a Pulitzer Prize, and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of 'The New York Times' as "now the... Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Maurice Valency (March 22, 1903-September 28, 1996)Maurice Valency was a playwright, author, critic, and popular professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University, best known for his award winning adaptations of plays by Jean Giraudoux and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. He wrote several original plays, but is best known for his adaptations of the plays of others. Valency's version of 'The Madwoman... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
New York City, New York
M. Emmet Walsh (March 22, 1935-)Michael Emmet Walsh is an American actor who has appeared in over 200 film and television productions. Wikipedia
Ogdensburg, New York, U.S.
Michael Westmore (March 22, 1938-)Michael George Westmore I is an American make-up artist best known for his work in various 'Star Trek' productions, winning nine Emmy Awards, and is a member of the Westmore family. He won the Academy Award for Make-up in 1985 for his work on the film 'Mask'. His career began at Universal Studios in 1961, and spanned four decades, including working... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Roger Whittaker (March 22, 1936-)Roger Whittaker is a Kenyan/British singer-songwriter and musician, who was born in Nairobi. His music is an eclectic mix of folk music and popular songs in addition to radio airplay hits. He is best known for his baritone singing voice and trademark whistling ability as well as his guitar skills. He is widely known for "Durham Town" and "I Don't... Wikipedia
Nairobi, Kenya, British Empire
Reese Witherspoon (March 22, 1976-)Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut as the female lead in the film 'The Man in the Moon' in 1991. In 1996, she appeared in 'Freeway' and starred in 'Pleasantville' in 1998. In 2000, she earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical nomination for 'Election'. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.