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Åge Aleksandersen

Åge Aleksandersen (March 21, 1949-)

Åge Aleksandersen is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is one of his country's most famous singer/songwriters and musicians. Wikipedia
Namsos, Norway
Kenny Bräck

Kenny Bräck (March 21, 1966-)

Kenny Bräck is a race car driver from Sweden. Until his retirement from racing, he competed in the CART, Indy Racing League and the IROC series. He is the winner of the 1999 Indianapolis 500 and the 1998 driving champion of the Indy Racing League. He survived one of the racing sport's biggest accidents in Fort Worth, Texas 2003, in which a... Wikipedia
Arvika, Värmland
Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick (March 21, 1962-)

Matthew Broderick is an American actor who, among other roles, played the title character in the comedy 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', was the adult voice of Simba in the Disney animated film 'The Lion King', and portrayed Leo Bloom in the Hollywood and Broadway productions of 'The Producers'. Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.
Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940-October 10, 2010)

Solomon Burke was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues. He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Schiphol, Netherlands
Alyssa Campanella

Alyssa Campanella (March 21, 1990-)

Alyssa Chong Campanella is an American actress, fashion model and beauty pageant titleholder who won the 2011 Miss USA pageant. Wikipedia
Manalapan Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Rob Cavallo

Rob Cavallo (March 21, 1963-)

Rob Cavallo is a music producer, musician and chairman of Warner Bros. Records. He has worked with various artists throughout his career including Linkin Park, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Eric Clapton, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Dave Matthews Band, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette, Black Sabbath, Phil Collins, Paramore and Meat Loaf. He is also a... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C.
Betty Curtis

Betty Curtis (March 21, 1936-June 15, 2006)

Betty Curtis was an Italian singer active from 1957 to 2004. Wikipedia
Lecco
George Deacon

George Deacon (March 21, 1906-November 16, 1984)

Sir George Edward Raven Deacon FRS was a British oceanographer and chemist. Wikipedia
André Delvaux

André Delvaux (March 21, 1926-October 4, 2002)

André, Baron Delvaux was a Belgian film director and widely regarded as the founder of the Belgian national cinema. Born in Heverlee, he died in Valencia, Spain. He received the Magritte Honorary Award at the Magritte Awards 2011. Wikipedia
Heverlee, Belgium
Valencia, Spain
Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank (March 21, 1965-)

Thomas Carr Frank is an American political analyst, historian, journalist and columnist for 'Harper's Magazine'. He wrote "The Tilting Yard" column in the 'Wall Street Journal' from 2008 to 2010, and he co-founded and edited 'The Baffler'. He has written several books, most notably 'What's the Matter with Kansas?'. Wikipedia
Al Freeman, Jr.

Al Freeman, Jr. (March 21, 1934-August 9, 2012)

Albert Cornelius "Al" Freeman, Jr. was an American actor, director, and educator. A life member of The Actors Studio, Freeman appeared in a wide variety of plays, ranging from Leroi Jones' 'Slave/Toilet' to Joe Papp's revivals of 'Long Day's Journey Into Night' and 'Troilus and Cressida', and films, including 'My Sweet Charlie', 'Finian's Rainbow',... Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Washington, D.C.
Walter Gilbert

Walter Gilbert (March 21, 1932-)

Walter Gilbert is an American biochemist, physicist, molecular biology pioneer, and Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Peter Hacks

Peter Hacks (March 21, 1928-August 28, 2003)

Peter Hacks was a German playwright, author, and essayist. Wikipedia

Peter Handford (March 21, 1919-November 6, 2007)

Peter Handford was an English location sound recordist. He is considered a master and pioneer of this area of sound recording. Wikipedia
Four Elms, Kent, England
Wickham Skeith, Suffolk, England
Roger Hodgson

Roger Hodgson (March 21, 1950-)

Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the former co-frontman of progressive rock band Supertramp. Wikipedia
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Joseph Hutchinson (March 21, 1902-January 16, 1988)

Sir Joseph Burtt Hutchinson FRS was a British biologist. He was Drapers Professor of Agriculture at the University of Cambridge from 1957-1969. Wikipedia
UK
UK

Leanne Jones (March 21, 1985-)

Leanne Jones is a British actress, she won the Olivier Award Best Actress Musical for Hairspray, and the Theatregoers' Choice Award Best Actress Musical both in 2008. Wikipedia
Stoke on Trent, England
David Keilin

David Keilin (March 21, 1887-February 27, 1963)

David Keilin FRS was an entomologist, among other things. Wikipedia
Moscow
Cambridge
Albert Ernest Kitson

Albert Ernest Kitson (March 21, 1868-March 8, 1937)

Sir Albert Ernest Kitson KBE, CMG was a British/Australian geologist and naturalist, winner of the Lyell Medal in 1927. Wikipedia
Audenshaw, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

Karyn Kusama (March 21, 1968-)

Karyn Kusama is an American film director who had her breakthrough with 'Girlfight', her first feature film. She wrote the screenplay and directed the film at age 27. It was released in 2000 and won the Director's Prize and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival. The... Wikipedia
Jiří Kylián

Jiří Kylián (March 21, 1947-)

Jiří Kylián is a Czech former dancer and contemporary dance choreographer. Wikipedia
Prague
Luigi Magni

Luigi Magni (March 21, 1928-October 27, 2013)

Luigi Magni was an Italian screenwriter and film director. Wikipedia
Italy
Rome
Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy (March 21, 1936-July 23, 2012)

Margaret Mahy, ONZ was a New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. Many of her story plots have strong supernatural elements but her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up. She wrote more than 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 collections of short stories. At her death she was one of thirty writers... Wikipedia
Whakatane, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
Phyllis McGinley

Phyllis McGinley (March 21, 1905-February 22, 1978)

Phyllis McGinley was a Pulitzer Prize winning American author of children's books and poetry. Her poetry was in the style of light verse, specializing in humor, satiric tone and the positive aspects of suburban life. Wikipedia
Ontario, Oregon
New York
Alda Merini

Alda Merini (March 21, 1931-November 1, 2009)

Alda Merini was an Italian writer and poet. She was born and died in Milan. Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Milan, Italy
Michael Milton (skier)

Michael Milton (skier) (March 21, 1973-)

Michael John Milton OAM is an Australian Paralympic skier, Paralympic cyclist and paratriathlete with one leg. With 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze he is the most successful Australian Paralympic Athlete in the Winter Games. Wikipedia
Canberra, Australia
Sarah Jane Morris (singer)

Sarah Jane Morris (singer) (March 21, 1959-)

Sarah Jane Morris is a pop, jazz, rock and R&B singer and songwriter. Wikipedia
Southampton, England
Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji (March 21, 1978-)

Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress. Through her Bollywood career, she has become one of the most high-profile celebrities in India, winning several awards, including seven Filmfare Awards. Her film roles have been cited as a significant departure from the traditional portrayal of women in Bollywood. Wikipedia
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Henrik Nordbrandt (March 21, 1945-)

Henrik Nordbrandt is a Danish poet, novelist and essayist. He made his literary debut in 1966 with the poetry collection 'Digte'. He was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 2000 for the poetry collection' 'Drømmebroer'. Wikipedia
Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell (March 21, 1962-)

Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, lesbian rights activist, television producer, and collaborative partner in the lesbian family vacation company R Family Vacations. Wikipedia
Bayside, Queens, New York, United States
Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman (March 21, 1958-)

Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, and musician. He began acting in theatre in 1979, and gained his first starring film role in 'Meantime'. Oldman continued to lead a stage career, in which he performed at the Royal Court Theatre and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, until the late 1980s. He rose to prominence in... Wikipedia
New Cross, London, England, UK

Anthony Overton (March 21, 1865-July 2, 1946)

Anthony Overton, a banker and manufacturer, was the first African American to lead a major business conglomerate. In 1898 he established Hygienic Manufacturing Company and produced a number of goods, including the nationally known High Brown Face Powder, which was "the first market success in the sale of cosmetics for black women". In 1923 he... Wikipedia
Eustace Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Newcastle

Eustace Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Newcastle (March 21, 1887-April 3, 1958)

Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy, 1st Baron Percy of Newcastle PC, styled Lord Eustace Percy between 1899 and 1953, was a British diplomat, Conservative politician and public servant. He most notably served as President of the Board of Education under Stanley Baldwin between 1924 and 1929. Wikipedia
John D. Rockefeller III

John D. Rockefeller III (March 21, 1906-July 10, 1978)

John Davison Rockefeller III was a philanthropist and third-generation member of the prominent Rockefeller family. He was the eldest son of philanthropists John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. His siblings were Abby, Nelson, Laurance, Winthrop, and David. Wikipedia
New York
Mount Pleasant, New York
Ali Abdullah Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh (March 21, 1942-)

Ali Abdullah Saleh is a Yemeni politician who was President of Yemen from 1990 to 2012. Saleh previously served as President of North Yemen from 1978 until unification with South Yemen in 1990. Wikipedia
Bayt al-Ahmar
Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna (March 21, 1960-May 1, 1994)

Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He remains the last driver fatality in Formula One. Wikipedia
São Paulo, Brazil
Imola, Italy

Thomas Shapcott (March 21, 1935-)

Thomas William Shapcott AO is an Australian poet, novelist, playwright, editor, librettist, short story writer and teacher. Wikipedia
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Joseph Silverstein

Joseph Silverstein (March 21, 1932-)

Joseph Silverstein is an American violinist and conductor. Wikipedia
Alexander Vertinsky

Alexander Vertinsky (March 21, 1889-May 21, 1957)

Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky was a Russian and Soviet artist, poet, singer, composer, cabaret artist and actor who exerted seminal influence on the Russian tradition of artistic singing. Wikipedia
Kiev, Russian Empire
Leningrad, USSR

Robert Villar (March 21, 1998-)

Robert Villar, Jr. March 21, 1998, also known as Robert "Buboy" Villar, is a Filipino actor. His first television appearance was when he auditioned in ABS-CBN'S 'Little Big Star'. He is also a member of the youngest boy band in the Philippines, the Mak and the Dudes. Villar's breakthrough performance was in 'Dyesebel' in 2008. He has appeared in... Wikipedia
Quezon City, Philippines
Samad Vurgun

Samad Vurgun (March 21, 1906-May 27, 1956)

Samad Vurgun was an Azerbaijani and Soviet poet, dramatist, public figure, first People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR, academician of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, laureate of two USSR State Prizes of second degree, and member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union since 1940. Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku
Harry Marshall Ward

Harry Marshall Ward (March 21, 1854-August 26, 1906)

Harry Marshall Ward, FRS, was a British botanist, mycologist, and plant pathologist. Wikipedia
Robert Watson (scientist)

Robert Watson (scientist) (March 21, 1948-)

Sir Robert Tony Watson CMG FRS is a British chemist who has worked on atmospheric science issues including ozone depletion, global warming and paleoclimatology since the 1980s. Wikipedia
Deryck Whibley

Deryck Whibley (March 21, 1980-)

Deryck Jason Whibley is a Canadian musician and producer, best known for his work as the guitarist, lead vocalist, songwriter and producer of the Juno Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated rock band Sum 41. Following drummer Steve Jocz's departure on April 17, 2013, Whibley is now the longest-lasting member of Sum 41. Wikipedia
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Al Williamson

Al Williamson (March 21, 1931-June 12, 2010)

Alfonso "Al" Williamson was an American cartoonist, comic book artist and illustrator specializing in adventure, Western and science-fiction/fantasy. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Upstate New York