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Claude Allègre

Claude Allègre (March 31, 1937-)

Claude Allègre is a French politician and scientist. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert (March 31, 1935-)

Herbert "Herb" Alpert is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the "A" of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner, Jerry Moss, founded and eventually sold to Polygram. Alpert has also... Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Amenábar (March 31, 1972-)

Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos, commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish writer, composer and director. Among other honors, he has won 8 Goyas and one European Film Award. He has written or co-written the screenplays to all six of his movies and composed almost all of the soundtracks. Wikipedia
Santiago, Chile
Etta Baker

Etta Baker (March 31, 1913-September 23, 2006)

:'Note: For the African American civil rights activist, see Ella Baker'. Etta Baker was an American Piedmont blues guitarist and singer from North Carolina, United States. Wikipedia
Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States
Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Nanci Bowen (March 31, 1967-)

Nanci Bowen is an American professional golfer. She attended the University of Georgia and her rookie season on the LPGA Tour was 1991. Her highlight victory on the Tour came at one of the major championships, the 1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore. As of 2015, Bowen is a teaching professional in Greenville, South Carolina. Wikipedia
Tifton, Georgia
William Lawrence Bragg

William Lawrence Bragg (March 31, 1890-July 1, 1971)

Sir William Lawrence Bragg CH OBE MC FRS was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer of the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure. He was joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915: '"For their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of... Wikipedia
North Adelaide, South Australia
Waldringfield, Suffolk, England

Charles Braibant (March 31, 1889-April 23, 1976)

Charles Braibant was a French archivist and novelist. Wikipedia
Villemomble
Paris
Pavel Bure

Pavel Bure (March 31, 1971-)

Pavel Vladimirovich Bure is a retired Russian professional ice hockey right winger. Nicknamed "The Russian Rocket" for his speed, Bure played for 12 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. Trained in the Soviet Union, where he was known as "Pasha", he played three seasons with the... Wikipedia
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia (March 31, 1924-June 12, 1998)

Felice Leonardo "Leo" Buscaglia PhD, also known as "Dr. Love," was an American author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, USA
Glenbrook, Nevada, USA

Robert Campbell (journalist) (March 31, 1937-)

Robert Campbell is a writer and architect. He is currently the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the 'Boston Globe'. He lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York
Edwin Catmull

Edwin Catmull (March 31, 1945-)

Edwin Earl "Ed" Catmull is a computer scientist and current president of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios. As a computer scientist, Catmull has contributed to many important developments in computer graphics. Wikipedia
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain (March 31, 1934-)

George Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show 'Dr. Kildare'. Wikipedia
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez (March 31, 1927-April 23, 1993)

Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. Wikipedia
near Yuma, Arizona, United States
San Luis, Arizona, United States
Korney Chukovsky

Korney Chukovsky (March 31, 1882-October 28, 1969)

Korney Ivanovich Chukovsky was one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language. His catchy rhythms, inventive rhymes and absurd characters have invited comparisons with the American children's author Dr. Seuss. Chukovsky's poems 'Tarakanishche', 'Krokodil', 'Telefon' and 'Moydodyr' have been favourites with many generations of... Wikipedia
Saint Petersburg
Moscow

James Costigan (March 31, 1926-December 19, 2007)

James Costigan was an American television actor and Emmy Award-winning television screenwriter. His writing credited included the 'Eleanor and Franklin' and 'Love Among the Ruins' television movies. Wikipedia
René Descartes

René Descartes (March 31, 1596-February 11, 1650)

René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who spent most of his life in the Dutch Republic. Wikipedia
La Haye en Touraine, Indre-et-Loire, France
Stockholm, Sweden
Frank Farrell (musician)

Frank Farrell (musician) (March 31, 1947-July 19, 1997)

Francis Anthony "Frank" Farrell was a British rock bassist, vocalist and songwriter born in Birmingham, England. He attended St. Philip's Grammar School in Hagley Road, Edgbaston from 1959 to 1963. Over a professional career that spanned thirty years he is best known as the bassist of British rock band Supertramp and for his musical association... Wikipedia
Birmingham, England
London, England
Fellag

Fellag (March 31, 1950-)

Moh-Saïd Fellag, born March 31, 1950 in Azeffoun, Tizi Ouzou) is an Algerian comedian, writer, humorist and actor. In 1958, at the height of the Algerian war of independence, his father took him and his younger brother, for their safety, to stay with an aunt in Beni-Messous where they went to primary school. He did his secondary studies in... Wikipedia
Azeffoun, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
Isabella Ferrari

Isabella Ferrari (March 31, 1964-)

Isabella Ferrari, is the stage name of Isabella Fogliazza, an Italian actress of television, theatre and the cinema. She is best known as the protagonist, 'Commissioner Giovanna Scalise' in the police drama series 'Distretto di Polizia' and 'Distretto di Polizia 2' which was televised on Mediaset's Canale 5 from 2000 to 2001. At the 1995 Venice... Wikipedia
Ponte dell'Olio, Province of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Al Gore

Al Gore (March 31, 1948-)

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. is an American politician, advocate and philanthropist, who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States, under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for President and lost the 2000 U.S. presidential election despite winning the popular vote. Gore is an author and environmental... Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States

Israel Horovitz (March 31, 1939-)

Israel Horovitz is an American playwright, director, and actor. Wikipedia
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe (March 31, 1928-)

Gordon "Gordie" Howe, OC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. From 1946 to 1980, Howe played twenty-six seasons in the National Hockey League and six seasons in the World Hockey Association; his first twenty-five seasons were spent with the Detroit Red Wings. Nicknamed "Mr. Hockey", Howe is considered one of the greatest hockey... Wikipedia
Floral, SK, CAN
Vladimir Ilyushin

Vladimir Ilyushin (March 31, 1927-March 1, 2010)

Major General Vladimir Sergeyevich Ilyushin was a Soviet general and noted test pilot, and the son of aerospace engineer Sergei Ilyushin. He spent most of his career as a test pilot for the Sukhoi OKB. In 1961, Ilyushin was the subject of spurious rumors that he, rather than Yuri Gagarin, was the first cosmonaut in space; according to the... Wikipedia
Soviet Union
Russia
Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones (March 31, 1934-)

Shirley Mae Jones is an American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as 'Oklahoma!', 'Carousel', and 'The Music Man'. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a vengeful prostitute in... Wikipedia
Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Richard Kiley

Richard Kiley (March 31, 1922-March 5, 1999)

Richard Paul Kiley was an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his distinguished theatrical career in which he twice won the Tony Award for Best Actor In A Musical. Kiley created the role of Don Quixote in the original 1965 production of the Broadway musical 'Man of La Mancha' and was the first to sing and record "The... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Warwick, New York, United States
Edward Lachman

Edward Lachman (March 31, 1948-)

Edward Lachman, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer. Lachman is mostly associated with the American independent film movement, and has served as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes and 'I'm Not There' in 2007 and Steven Soderbergh such as 'Erin Brockovich'. His other work include 'Desperately Seeking Susan' in 1985 as well as Robert... Wikipedia
Ben Lamb

Ben Lamb (March 31, 1985-)

Benjamin "Ben" Lamb is an American professional poker player. Lamb is the 2011 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. He was also a member of the 2011 November Nine, finishing in third place. He currently has one World Series of Poker bracelet and four career World Series of Poker final tables, three in Pot Limit Omaha and one in the 8-game mix... Wikipedia
John J. McCloy

John J. McCloy (March 31, 1895-March 11, 1989)

John Jay McCloy, was an American lawyer and banker who served as Assistant Secretary of War during World War II, where he made many major decisions. After the war he served as president of the World Bank, U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, and chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. He later became a... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stamford, Connecticut
Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor (March 31, 1971-)

Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 series 'Lipstick on Your Collar'. He is best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama 'Trainspotting', the young Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the... Wikipedia
Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dermot Morgan

Dermot Morgan (March 31, 1952-February 28, 1998)

Dermot John Morgan was an Irish comedian, actor and previously a schoolteacher, who achieved international renown for his role as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom 'Father Ted'. Wikipedia
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Hounslow, Greater London, England
Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz (March 31, 1914-April 19, 1998)

Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican poet-diplomat and writer. Wikipedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Tina Pica

Tina Pica (March 31, 1884-July 16, 1968)

Tina Pica was an Italian supporting actress who played character roles on stage. Her debut on films was with 'Il cappello a tre punte' when she was 50 years old. At 69 years of age, she became a celebrity thanks to the role of Caramella in the successful series of films 'Pane, amore e fantasia', 'Pane, amore e gelosia', 'Pane, amore e...', 'Pane,... Wikipedia
Naples, Italy
Rome, Italy

Dai Rees (March 31, 1913-November 15, 1983)

David James Rees, CBE was one of the Britain's leading golfers either side of World War II. Wikipedia
Fontegary, Glamorgan, Wales
Barnet, London, England

Nathan Rotenstreich (March 31, 1914-October 11, 1993)

Nathan Rotenstreich was an Israeli professor of philosophy. Wikipedia
Sambir, Galicia
Jerusalem, Israel
Carlo Rubbia

Carlo Rubbia (March 31, 1934-)

Carlo Rubbia OMRI, OMCA is an Italian particle physicist and inventor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer for work leading to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN. Wikipedia
Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

George Schindler (March 31, 1929-)

George Schindler is an American stage magician, magic consultant, comedian, actor, ventriloquist and writer based out of New York. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Sujatha Mohan

Sujatha Mohan (March 31, 1963-)

Sujatha Mohan is an Indian playback singer who is popular for singing in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She has also sung for Telugu, Kannada and Hindi movies. She has nearly 10,000 songs to her credit.She is the only Female Playback singer who has made more than 3500 live shows all over the world.She has sung a lot of songs in Malayalam making her... Wikipedia
Thiruvanathapuram, India
Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken (March 31, 1943-)

Ronald Walken, known professionally as Christopher Walken, is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including 'The Deer Hunter', 'Annie Hall', 'The Prophecy' trilogy, 'The Dogs of War', 'Brainstorm', 'The Dead Zone', 'A View to a Kill', 'True Romance', 'Pulp Fiction', 'Catch Me If You Can', 'Hairspray' and... Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
Gary Winick

Gary Winick (March 31, 1961-February 27, 2011)

Gary Scott Winick was an American filmmaker whose movies as a director include 'Tadpole' and '13 Going on 30', and who also produced such films as 'Pieces of April' and 'November' through his New York City-based independent film production company InDigEnt. Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Angus Young

Angus Young (March 31, 1955-)

Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and his popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, 'Rolling Stone' magazine has ranked Young as the 24th greatest... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland