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Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren (March 28, 1909-May 9, 1981)

Nelson Algren was an American writer. He may be best known for 'The Man with the Golden Arm', a 1949 novel that won the National Book Award and was adapted as a 1955 film of the same name. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Long Island, New York, United States
Elisabeth Andreassen

Elisabeth Andreassen (March 28, 1958-)

Elisabeth Gunilla Andreassen, also known as just Bettan, is a Swedish-Norwegian singer who has finished both first and second in the Eurovision Song Contest. Wikipedia
Sykkylven, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

Edward Anhalt (March 28, 1914-September 3, 2000)

Edward Anhalt was a noted screenwriter, producer, and documentary film-maker. After working as a journalist and documentary filmmaker for Pathé and CBS-TV he teamed with his wife Edna Anhalt during World War II to write pulp fiction. Wikipedia

Tony Barber (March 28, 1940-)

Anthony Louis "Tony" Barber AM is an English-born Australian television game show host. Wikipedia
Oldham, Lancashire, England

Martin Barry (March 28, 1802-April 27, 1855)

Martin Barry, MD, FRCPE, FRSE, FRS, was a British physician who studied histology and embryology. He qualified as a doctor in Edinburgh in 1833, and then studied at the University of Heidelberg. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1840, and had the previous year, in 1839, been awarded the Society's Royal Medal for his work on... Wikipedia
Rick Barry

Rick Barry (March 28, 1944-)

Richard Francis Dennis "Rick" Barry III is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association, ABA and NBA in... Wikipedia
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde (March 28, 1921-May 8, 1999)

Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde, known as Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and writer. Wikipedia
West Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom
Aristide Briand

Aristide Briand (March 28, 1862-March 7, 1932)

Aristide Briand was a French statesman who served eleven terms as Prime Minister of France during the French Third Republic and was a co-laureate of the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize. Wikipedia
Allen Cunningham

Allen Cunningham (March 28, 1977-)

Allen Cunningham is an American professional poker player who has won five World Series of Poker bracelets. Wikipedia
Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett (March 28, 1942-)

Daniel Clement Dennett III is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields related to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Conchata Ferrell

Conchata Ferrell (March 28, 1943-)

Conchata Galen Ferrell is an American actress. She is best known for playing Berta the housekeeper for all 12 seasons of the CBS sitcom 'Two and a Half Men', for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations in 2005 and 2007. Wikipedia
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
Lucille Fletcher

Lucille Fletcher (March 28, 1912-August 31, 2000)

Violet Lucille Fletcher was an American screenwriter of film, radio and television. Her credits include 'The Hitch-Hiker,' an original radio play written for Orson Welles and adapted for a notable episode of 'The Twilight Zone' television series. Lucille Fletcher also wrote 'Sorry, Wrong Number', one of the most celebrated plays in the history of... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Brian Freeman (psychological suspense author) (March 28, 1963-)

Brian Freeman is an author of psychological suspense novels featuring Jonathan Stride and Serena Dials, and a series featuring Cab Bolton. Wikipedia

Jerome Isaac Friedman (March 28, 1930-)

Dr. Jerome Isaac Friedman, Ph.D is an American physicist, Institute Professor and Professor of Physics, 'Emeritus, 'at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a 1990 Physics Nobel Laureate along with Dr. Henry Kendall and Dr. Richard Taylor, for work showing an internal structure for protons later known to be quarks. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Fosco Giachetti

Fosco Giachetti (March 28, 1900-December 22, 1974)

Fosco Giachetti was an Italian actor. Wikipedia
Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Rome, Italy

Alberto Grimaldi (March 28, 1925-)

Alberto Grimaldi is an Italian film producer. Wikipedia
Corneille Heymans

Corneille Heymans (March 28, 1892-July 18, 1968)

Corneille Jean François Heymans was a Belgian physiologist. He studied at the prestigious Jesuit College of Sainte Barbe after which he proceeded to Ghent University, where he obtained a doctor's degree in 1920. Wikipedia
Ghent, Flanders
Knokke, Flanders
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga (March 28, 1986-)

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. After leaving a rock band,... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City

Henrietta Leaver (March 28, 1916-September 18, 1993)

Henrietta Leaver, Miss Pittsburgh, was crowned Miss America on September 7, 1935 at Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was 19 years old. Wikipedia
McKeesport, PA, U.S.
Vincent Mangano

Vincent Mangano (March 28, 1888-April 19, 1951)

Vincent Mangano, born Vincenzo Giovanni Mangano, also known as "The Executioner" as he was named in a Brooklyn newspaper, was the head of the Mangano crime family from 1931 to 1951. His brother Philip Mangano was his right hand man and 'de facto', or 'substituto', underboss of the crime family which eventually became the Gambino crime family. He is... Wikipedia
Palermo, Sicily
New York, U.S.
Allan Manings

Allan Manings (March 28, 1924-May 12, 2010)

Allan Manings was an American television producer and comedy writer. He was active in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and was best known for his work in co-creating with his wife, actress Whitney Blake, 'One Day at a Time', as well as serving as producer of the Bud Yorkin-Norman Lear Tandem show, 'Good Times'. Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Joey Maxim

Joey Maxim (March 28, 1922-June 2, 2001)

Giuseppe Antonio Berardinelli was an American professional boxer. He was a Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. He took the ring-name Joey Maxim from the Maxim gun, the world's first self-acting machine gun, based on his ability to rapidly throw a large number of left jabs. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Nell McCafferty

Nell McCafferty (March 28, 1944-)

Nell McCafferty is an Irish journalist, playwright, civil rights campaigner and feminist. In her journalistic work she has written for 'The Irish Press', 'The Irish Times', 'Sunday Tribune', 'Hot Press' and 'The Village Voice'. Wikipedia
Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire (March 28, 1955-)

Reba Nell McEntire is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and... Wikipedia
Kiowa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Pierre Michon

Pierre Michon (March 28, 1945-)

Pierre Michon is a French writer. His first novel, 'Small lives', is widely regarded as a genuine masterpiece in contemporary French literature. He has won several prizes for 'Small lives' and for 'The Origin of the World' as well as for his body of work. His novels and stories have been translated into German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Greek,... Wikipedia
Mike Newell (director)

Mike Newell (director) (March 28, 1942-)

Michael Cormac "Mike" Newell is an English director and producer of motion pictures for film and television. Newell won the 1994 BAFTA Award for Best Direction for 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'. Wikipedia
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Henry Paulson

Henry Paulson (March 28, 1946-)

Henry Merritt "Hank" Paulson, Jr. is an American banker who served as the 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury. He had served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, and is now chairman of the Paulson Institute, which he founded in 2011 to promote sustainable economic growth and a cleaner environment around the world,... Wikipedia
Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Matti Pellonpää (March 28, 1951-July 13, 1995)

Matti Pellonpää was a Finnish actor and a musician. He rose to international fame with his roles in both Aki Kaurismäki's and Mika Kaurismäki's films; particularly being a regular in Aki's films, appearing in 18 of them. Wikipedia
Helsinki, Finland
Vaasa, Finland

Tony Peluso (March 28, 1950-June 5, 2010)

Tony Peluso was an American guitarist and record producer. He was lead guitarist for pop duo Carpenters from 1972 to 1983. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Chip Reese

Chip Reese (March 28, 1951-December 4, 2007)

David Edward Reese, more commonly known as Chip Reese, was an American professional poker player and gambler from Centerville, Ohio. He is widely regarded as having been the greatest cash game poker player. Wikipedia
Centerville, Ohio, United States
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Jane Rule

Jane Rule (March 28, 1931-November 27, 2007)

Jane Vance Rule, CM, OBC was a Canadian writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction. Wikipedia
Plainfield, New Jersey
Galiano Island

Alain Sarde (March 28, 1952-)

Alain Sarde is a French film producer and actor. Wikipedia
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Rudolf Serkin

Rudolf Serkin (March 28, 1903-May 8, 1991)

Rudolf Serkin was a Bohemian-born pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the twentieth century. Wikipedia
Jerry Sloan

Jerry Sloan (March 28, 1942-)

Gerald Eugene "Jerry" Sloan, is an American former National Basketball Association player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. NBA commissioner David Stern called Sloan "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history." Sloan had a career regular-season win–loss record of 1,221–803, placing him third all-time... Wikipedia
McLeansboro, Illinois, USA

Innokenty Smoktunovsky (March 28, 1925-August 3, 1994)

Innokenty Mikhaylovich Smoktunovsky was a Soviet actor acclaimed as the "king of Soviet actors". He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1974 and the Hero of Socialist Labour in 1990. Wikipedia
Tatyanovka, Tomsk Oblast, RSFSR
Moscow, Russia
Keith Tkachuk

Keith Tkachuk (March 28, 1972-)

Keith Matthew Tkachuk is a retired American professional ice hockey player who played for four teams and three franchises in his 19-year career. He is one of only four American-born players to score 500 goals, and is the sixth American player to score 1,000 points. Wikipedia
Boston, MA, USA
Leslie Valiant

Leslie Valiant (March 28, 1949-)

Leslie Gabriel Valiant FRS is a British computer scientist and computational theorist. He is currently the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungarian Republic
Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa (March 28, 1936-)

Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquis of Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, college professor, and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation. Some critics consider him to... Wikipedia
Arequipa, Peru
Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn (March 28, 1970-)

Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn is an American film actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian and activist. He began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining wider recognition with the 1996 movie 'Swingers'. He has since appeared in a number of films, including 'Rudy','The Lost World: Jurassic Park', 'Return to... Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest (March 28, 1948-)

Dianne Evelyn Wiest is an American actress on stage, television and film. She has won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Wiest has also been nominated for a BAFTA Award. Wikipedia
Kansas City, Missouri