March 21st – Greatest of their kind

by Milos Itic on March 21, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 21st):

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685)) – German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.[2] Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France
  2. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (1980) – Commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Flamengo and the Brazilian national team. He is a free-kick specialist and has exceptional dribbling ability. During his time at Barcelona he was considered one of the most talented indvidual players in the world. With the exceptional ball control, trickery and flair he is considered one of the best players of his generation
  3. Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839) – One of the Russian composers known as ‘The Five’, was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music
  4. Ayrton Senna da Silva (1960) – Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One world champion. He was fatally injured in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Bologna, Italy, and remains the last Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car
  5. Gary Leonard Oldman (1958) – English actor, filmmaker and musician, well-known to audiences for his portrayals of dark and morally ambiguous characters. He has starred in films such as Sid and Nancy, Prick Up Your Ears, JFK, Dracula, True Romance, Léon, The Fifth Element, The Contender, the Harry Potter film series and the Batman film series, as well as in television shows such as Friends and Fallen Angels
  6. Matthew Broderick (1962) – American film and stage actor who, among other roles, played the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Leo Bloom in the film and Broadway productions of The Producers. He is married to actress Sarah Jessica Parker
  7. Timothy Dalton (1946) – Welsh actor. He is known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), as well as Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett (1994), an original sequel to Gone with the Wind. In addition, he is known for his roles in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1970), Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1983), “Prince Barin” in “Flash Gordon” (1980), Shakespearean films and plays such as Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Henry V, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2. Recently, he had a voice acting part in Toy Story 3 as Mr. Pricklepants
  8. Eddie Money (1949) – American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Rock impresario Bill Graham said of Money “Eddie Money has it all…Not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer
  9. Pierre Renoir (1885) – French stage and film actor and served briefly as the director of the Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris, taking over after the death of Louis Jouvet in 1951
  10. Solomon Burke (1940) – American singer-songwriter, entrepeneur, mortician, and an archbishop of the United House of Prayer For All People

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