March 5

Today's:

Birthdays


Gerhardus Mercator 1512 - Flemish mapmaker


William Oughtred 1575 - Mathematician, credited with inventing the slide rule


William Blackstone 1595 - First settler in Boston


Antoine Cadillac 1658 - Founder of Detroit, MI


Lucy Larcom 1824 - Poet


Elisha Harris 1824 - Physician


James Merrit Ives 1824 - Lithographer, partner of Nathaniel Currier.


Frank Norris 1870 - Author


Heitor Villa-Lobos 1887 - Composer of "Brazilian art music"


Emmett J. Culligan 1893 - Water treatment pioneer


Rex Harrison 1908 - Actor


James Noble 1922 - Actor


James B. Sikking 1934 - Actor


Dean Stockwell 1936 - Actor


Paul Evans 1938 - Singer, songwriter


Fred Williamson 1938 - Actor, football player


Tommy Tucker 1933 - Singer, songwriter, pianist


Samantha Eggar 1939 - Actress


Paul Sand 1944 - Actor


Murray Head 1946 - Actor, singer


Michael Warren 1946 - Actor ("Hill Street Blues")


Eddie Hodges 1947 - Actor, recording artist


Eddy Grant 1948 - Singer


Eugene Fodor 1950 - Violin virtuoso


Alan Clark 1952 - Musician (Dire Straits)


Marsha Warfield 1954 - Actress ("Night Court")


Penn Jillett 1955 - Magician (Penn and Teller)


Teena Marie 1956 - Singer


Andy Gibb 1958 - Singer


Craig Reid 1962 - Musician (The Proclaimers)


Charlie Reid 1962 - Musician (The Proclaimers)


Rome 1970 - Singer


John Frusciante 1970 - Musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)


Kevin Connolly 1974 - Actor ("Entourage")


Eva Mendes 1975 - Actress ("Hitch")


Niki Taylor 1975 - Model


Paul Konerko 1976 - Baseball player


Jake Lloyd 1989


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