March 29th

by Milos Itic on March 29, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 29th):

  1. John Tyler, Jr. (1790) – Tenth President of the United States (1841–1845) and the first to succeed to the office following the death of a predecessor
  2. Philip Ahn (1905) – Korean American actor. He was the first Asian American film actor to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  3. Michael Leonard Brecker (1949) – American jazz saxophonist and composer. Acknowledged as “a quiet, gentle musician widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane
  4. Dave Greenfield (1949) – Keyboard player with English rock band, The Stranglers
  5. Terence Hill (1939) – Italian actor. He is best known for starring in multiple action and western films (so-called spaghetti westerns) together with his long time filmpartner Bud Spencer
  6. Samuel Moore “Sam” Walton (1918) – Businessman and entrepreneur born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma best known for founding the retailers Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club
  7. Pearl Mae Bailey (1918) – 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, Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale
  8. Jennifer Marie Capriati (1976) – Former professional tennis player, ranked number one in the world for a short time, and the winner of three women’s singles championships in Grand Slam tournaments. Capriati made her professional debut in 1990 at the age of 14 when she reached the finals of the hard court tournament in Boca Raton, Florida, losing there to Gabriela Sabatini. Capriati reached the semifinals of the French Open in her debut and later became the youngest ever player to crack the top 10 at age 14 years, 235 days in October of that year. Between 1990 and 1993, Capriati won six singles titles, including a Gold Medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, defeating Steffi Graf in the final. Following a first round loss at the 1993 U.S. Open, the burned out Capriati took a 14-month break from competitive pro tennis. Her personal struggles during this time (including arrests for shoplifting and possession of marijuana) were well-documented by the press
  9. Elle Macpherson (1963) – Australian model, actress, and businesswoman nicknamed “The Body”. She is perhaps best known for her record six cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s. She is also known as the founder and primary model for a series of business ventures including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and “The Body”, a line of skin care products. According to Forbes, Macpherson possesses assets around $60 million. In 2010, she became the host and executive producer of Britain’s Next Top Model
  10. Carlo Maria Buonaparte (1746) – Corsican lawyer and politician who briefly served as a personal assistant of the revolutionary leader Pasquale Paoli and eventually rose to become Corsica’s representative to the court of Louis XVI. After his death, his son Napoleon became Emperor of France, and several of his other children received royal titles from their brother

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