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Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey (March 29, 1918-August 17, 1990)

Pearl Mae Bailey was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in 'St. Louis Woman ' in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of 'Hello, Dolly!' in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special,... Wikipedia
Southampton County, Virginia, U.S.
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Warner Baxter

Warner Baxter (March 29, 1889-May 7, 1951)

Warner Leroy Baxter was an American actor, known for his role as The Cisco Kid in 'In Old Arizona', for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor in the 1928–1929 Academy Awards. He frequently played womanizing, charismatic Latin bandit types in westerns, and played The Cisco Kid or a similar character throughout the 1930s, but had a... Wikipedia
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Beverly Hills, California, United States

Richard Rodney Bennett (March 29, 1936-December 24, 2012)

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE was an English composer of film, TV and concert music, and also a jazz pianist. He was based in New York City from 1979 until his death there in 2012. Wikipedia
Broadstairs, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Lavrentiy Beria

Lavrentiy Beria (March 29, 1899-December 23, 1953)

Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria was a Soviet politician of Georgian ethnicity, Marshal of the Soviet Union and state security administrator, chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus under Joseph Stalin during World War II, and Deputy Premier in the postwar years. Wikipedia
Merkheuli, Kutaisi Governorate, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
E. Power Biggs

E. Power Biggs (March 29, 1906-March 10, 1977)

Edward George Power Biggs, professionally known as E. Power Biggs, was a British-born American concert organist and recording artist. Wikipedia
Westcliff-on-Sea, England, UK
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Stephen Bonsal

Stephen Bonsal (March 29, 1865-June 8, 1951)

Stephen Bonsal was an American journalist, war correspondent, author, diplomat and translator, who won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for History. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell (March 29, 1955-)

Earl Christian Campbell, nicknamed The Tyler Rose, is a former professional American football running back. He, Paul Hornung, and O. J. Simpson are the only Heisman Trophy winners to have also been first overall National Football League draft picks and members of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Tyler, Texas
Jennifer Capriati

Jennifer Capriati (March 29, 1976-)

Jennifer Maria Capriati is an American former professional tennis player. A former World No. 1, she won three women's singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments. Capriati made her professional debut in 1990 at the age of 13 years 11 months when she reached the finals of the hard court tournament in Boca Raton, Florida, losing there to Gabriela... Wikipedia
New York City
Alexander Chalmers

Alexander Chalmers (March 29, 1759-December 29, 1834)

:'For the mayor of Warsaw of the same name, see Alexander Chalmers.' Alexander Chalmers was a Scottish writer. Wikipedia
Johnny Dowd

Johnny Dowd (March 29, 1948-)

Johnny Dowd is an American alternative country musician from Ithaca, New York. Typical of his style are experimental, noisy breaks in his songs and strong gothic elements in the lyrics as well as in the music. There is also a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work. Wikipedia
Utpal Dutt

Utpal Dutt (March 29, 1929-August 19, 1993)

Utpal Dutta was an Indian actor, director, and writer-playwright. He was primarily an actor in Bengali theatre, where he became a pioneering figure in Modern Indian theatre, when he founded the 'Little Theater Group' in 1947, which enacted many English, Shakespearean and Brecht plays, in a period now known as the 'Epic theater' period, before... Wikipedia
Barisal, East Bengal, British India
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier (March 29, 1945-)

Walter "Clyde" Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He was blessed with a unique combination of court vision, quickness, and size for a guard. As their floor general, he led the New York Knicks to the franchise's only two NBA Championships, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball... Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia
Vincent Gigante

Vincent Gigante (March 29, 1928-December 19, 2005)

Vincent Louis Gigante, also known as "Chin," was a New York Italian-American mobster in the American Mafia who was boss of the Genovese crime family from 1981 to 2005. Gigante started out as a professional boxer who fought 25 bouts between 1944 and 1947. He then started working as a Mafia enforcer for what was then the Luciano crime family. Gigante... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto (March 29, 1940-)

Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She is best known for her performance of the Grammy Award-winning song "The Girl from Ipanema". Wikipedia
Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson (March 29, 1955-)

Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor. His best-known performances include supporting roles in films such as 'Braveheart', 'Gangs of New York', '28 Days Later', 'Troy', and the 'Harry Potter' films and leading roles in films such as 'In Bruges', 'The Guard', and 'Calvary'. He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland

Julie Goodyear (March 29, 1942-)

Julie Goodyear, MBE is an English television actress and media personality. She is known for playing pub landlady Bet Lynch on British soap opera 'Coronation Street'. Wikipedia
Bury, Lancashire, England, UK

Edouard Grikurov (March 29, 1907-December 13, 1982)

Edouard Grikurov was a Russian opera conductor. He conducted the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirov Opera Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Maly Theatre of Leningrad. Wikipedia
Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand (March 29, 1957-)

Elizabeth Hand is an American writer. Wikipedia
Yonkers, New York
Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius (March 29, 1967-)

Michel Hazanavicius is a French film director, producer, screenwriter and film editor best known for his 2011 film, 'The Artist', which won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards. It also won him the Academy Award for Best Director. He also directed spy film parodies 'OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies' and 'OSS 117: Lost in Rio'. Wikipedia
Terence Hill

Terence Hill (March 29, 1939-)

Terence Hill is an actor of Italian and German descent who began as a child actor and went on to multiple starring roles in action and other Italian films, many with longtime film partner and friend Bud Spencer. At one time among Italy's highest paid actors, Hill's most widely seen films include comic and standard 'Westerns all´Italiana', some... Wikipedia
Venice, Veneto, Italy
Eric Idle

Eric Idle (March 29, 1943-)

Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer. Idle is a member of the English surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of The Rutles on 'Saturday Night Live', and the author of the Broadway musical 'Spamalot'. Wikipedia
South Shields, County Durham, England
Terry Jacks

Terry Jacks (March 29, 1944-)

Terrence Ross "Terry" Jacks is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and environmentalist, best known for his worldwide chart-topping 1974 hit song "Seasons in the Sun". Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Christopher Lambert

Christopher Lambert (March 29, 1957-)

Christophe Guy Denis "Christopher" Lambert is a French actor who has appeared in American, as well as French and other European productions. He is best known for his role as Connor MacLeod, or simply "The Highlander", from the movie and subsequent movie franchise series of the same name. He is also known for his roles as Tarzan in 'Greystoke: The... Wikipedia
Great Neck, New York, United States

Toni Lamond (March 29, 1932-)

Toni Lamond AM is an Australian cabaret singer, stage and television actor, dancer and comedienne. She was given the nickname of "Lolly-Legs Lamond" by fellow veteran performer Noel Ferrier after being voted as having the second-best pair of legs in television while doing 'In Melbourne Tonight'. Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Raphael David Levine

Raphael David Levine (March 29, 1938-)

Raphael David Levine is an Israeli chemist who is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles and the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Wikipedia
Alexandria, Egypt

Eugene McCarthy (March 29, 1916-December 10, 2005)

Eugene Joseph "Gene" McCarthy was an American politician, poet, and a long-time member of the United States Congress from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1971. Wikipedia
Watkins, Minnesota
Washington, D.C.

Pierre Moinot (March 29, 1920-March 6, 2007)

Pierre Moinot was a French novelist. He was elected to the Académie française on 21 January 1982. Wikipedia
Fressines, France
Paris, France
Roger Myerson

Roger Myerson (March 29, 1951-)

Roger Bruce Myerson is an American economist and winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, sometimes referred to as the "Nobel Prize" for economics, with Leonid Hurwicz and Eric Maskin for "having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory." A professor at the University of Chicago, he has made... Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
N. T. Rama Rao

N. T. Rama Rao (March 29, 1923-January 18, 1996)

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as N. T. Rama Rao or by his initials NTR, was an Indian film actor, writer, director, producer, and politician who also served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms. Wikipedia
Nimmakuru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Elena Sofia Ricci

Elena Sofia Ricci (March 29, 1962-)

Elena Sofia Ricci, stage name of Elena Sofia Barucchieri, is an Italian actress. Wikipedia
Florence, Italy

Shealeigh (March 29, 1998-)

Shealeigh Noelle Voitl, also known as Shealeigh, is an American pop musician. Shealeigh is best known for winning the fourth season of Radio Disney's 'N.B.T.' competition. Wikipedia
Winfield, Illinois, United States

Harold Spencer Jones (March 29, 1890-November 3, 1960)

Sir Harold Spencer Jones KBE FRS was an English astronomer. He became renowned as an authority on positional astronomy and served as Astronomer Royal for 23 years. Wikipedia
Kensington, London, England
Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.

Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. (March 29, 1941-)

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Russell Alan Hulse of a "new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation". Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Billy Thorpe

Billy Thorpe (March 29, 1946-February 28, 2007)

William Richard "Billy" Thorpe, AM was a renowned English-born Australian pop / rock singer-songwriter and producer, musician. As lead singer of his band Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, he had success in the 1960s with "Blue Day", "Poison Ivy", "Over the Rainbow", "Sick and Tired", and "Mashed Potato"; and in the 1970s with "Most People I Know Think... Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Ming Tsai (March 29, 1964-)

Ming Tsai is an American restaurateur, television personality, and celebrity chef of fusion cuisine. Wikipedia
Newport Beach, California, United States
John Tyler

John Tyler (March 29, 1789-January 18, 1862)

John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death in April 1841. Tyler was known as a supporter of states' rights, which endeared him to his fellow Virginians, yet his acts as president showed that he was... Wikipedia
Charles City County, Virginia, U.S.
Richmond, Virginia, Confederate States of America

Vangelis (March 29, 1943-)

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, professionally known as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award–winning score for the film 'Chariots of Fire', composing scores for the films 'Antarctica', 'Blade Runner', 'Missing', '1492: Conquest of... Wikipedia
Volos, Greece
Sam Walton

Sam Walton (March 29, 1918-April 5, 1992)

Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club. Wikipedia
Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Little Rock, Arkansas
Cy Young

Cy Young (March 29, 1867-November 4, 1955)

Denton True "Cy" Young was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 21-year baseball career, he pitched for five different teams. Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. Young compiled 511 wins, which is most in Major League history and 94 ahead of Walter Johnson who is second on the list.... Wikipedia
Gilmore, Ohio
Newcomerstown, Ohio