March 20th

by Milos Itic on March 20, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 20th):

  1. William M. Hurt (1950) – American actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School, and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled scientist in the science-fiction feature Altered States (1980), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He subsequently played the leading role of a sleazy lawyer in the well-received film noir Body Heat (1981)
  2. Napoléon François Joseph Charles (Bonaparte), Duke of Reichstadt (1811) – The son of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, and his second wife, Marie Louise of Austria. By Title III, article 9 of the French Constitution of the time, he was Prince Imperial, but he was also known from birth as the King of Rome which Napoleon I declared was the courtesy title of the heir-apparent. His father abdicated in his favour, thereby transferring to him the title of Emperor of the French, in 1815
  3. Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer (1950) – English drummer and percussionist. He is credited as one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the 1960s. In addition, Palmer is a veteran of a number of famous English bands, including the The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Asia. He has also contributed to works by Mike Oldfield
  4. Slim Jim Phantom (1961) – Drummer for Stray Cats. Alongside band mates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, he spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 1980s
  5. Chester Charles Bennington (1976) – American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Linkin Park
  6. “Spike” Lee (1957) – American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983
  7. Holly Paige Hunter (1958) – American actress. Hunter starred in The Piano for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for an Oscar for her roles in Broadcast News, The Firm, and Thirteen. Hunter has also won two Emmy Awards with seven nominations and has won a Golden Globe Award with another six nominations
  8. Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904) – American behaviorist, author, inventor, social philosopher and poet
  9. Margaret Marian McPartland (1918) – English-born jazz pianist, composer, writer, and the host of Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on National Public Radio, NPR
  10. Alexander Moiseevich Gorodnitsky (1933) – Well-known Soviet and Russian bard and poet. Professionally, he is a geologist and oceanographer

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