March 6th

by Milos Itic on March 6, 2011

10 people born on this day (March 6th):

  1. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475) – Commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Italian, Leonardo da Vinci
  2. Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (1928) – Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, and is the earliest winner of this prize to be still alive
  3. Shaquille O’Neal (1972) – American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Boston Celtics
  4. David Jon Gilmour (1946) – English rock musician, best known as the lead guitarist, one of the lead singers and one of the main songwriters in the progressive rock band Pink Floyd
  5. Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa (1944) – New Zealand soprano who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968
  6. Lorin Varencove Maazel (1930) – Conductor, violinist and composer
  7. Louis Francis Costello (1906) – American actor and comedian best known as half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Bud Abbott
  8. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806) – One of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era
  9. Oscar Nathan Straus (1870) – Viennese composer of operettas and film scores and songs
  10. Andrzej Wajda (1926) – Polish film director

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