March 4th

by Milos Itic on March 4, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 4th):

  1. Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678) – Nicknamed Prete Rosso (“The Red Priest”) because of his auburn hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice. Vivaldi is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe
  2. “Patsy” Kensit (1968) – English actress, singer and former child star, well known for her television and film appearances. Her films include Lethal Weapon 2
  3. Jason Curtis Newsted (1963) – American bassist known as a former bassist of Metallica. Joining the band in 1986 after Cliff Burton’s death, Newsted remained a member until 2001, making him Metallica’s longest-serving bassist. After he left Metallica, he continued with his project Echobrain, played with Ozzy Osbourne and joined heavy metal band Voivod
  4. “Chris” Squire (1948) – English musician, known as the bass guitarist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes. He is the only member of the group to appear on every album
  5. Knute Kenneth Rockne (1888) – American football player and is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history
  6. Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (1877) – African American inventor who originated a respiratory protective hood (similar to the modern gas masks), credited with having a patent for a type of traffic signal, and invented a hair-straightening preparation
  7. Miriam Makeba (1932) – Nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist
  8. Landon Timothy Donovan (1982) – American soccer player who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer
  9. “Kenny” Dalglish (1951) – Former Scottish footballer and current manager of Liverpool F.C. In 2009, he was named by FourFourTwo football magazine as the greatest striker in post-war British football
  10. Sigurd Jansen (1932) – Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor

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