5 March


1133

 Henry II of England
King of England (d. 1189)

1871

 Rosa Luxemburg
Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)

1874

 Henry Travers
British actor (d. 1965)

1879

 Sir William Beveridge
British economist (d. 1963)

1908

 Sir Rex Harrison
English actor (d. 1990)

1922

 Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini (5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. Born in Bologna. (d. 1975)

1927

 Jack Cassidy
American actor (d. 1976)

1931

 Jerrie Cobb
Geraldyn (“Jerrie”) M. Cobb (born March 5, 1931) is an American aviator. She was also part of the “Mercury 13,” a group of women who underwent some of the same physiological screening tests as the original Mercury Seven astronauts as part of a private, non-NASA program. Successfully completed all three stages of evaluation used in choosing the Mercury astronauts. Born in Norman, Oklahoma.

1932

 Diana Coupland
Diana Coupland (5 March 1932 – 10 November 2006) was an English actress best remembered for her role as Jean Abbott on Bless This House, which she played from 1971 to 1976. Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire. (d. 2006)

1934

 James B. Sikking
American actor.
 Nicholas Smith
Nicholas Smith (born 5 March 1934) is an English actor who is best known for playing the bald and jug-eared manager, Mr Rumbold, in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?. Born in Banstead, Surrey, England.

1936

 Canaan Banana
1st President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
 Dean Stockwell
American actor.

1939

 Samantha Eggar
English actress.

1943

 Jane Rossington
Jane Rossington (born 5 March 1943) is a British actress, best known for her role as Jill Richardson in the soap opera Crossroads. Born in Derby.

1946

 Murray Head
British actor and singer.

1947

 Clodagh Rodgers
Irish singer.

1948

 Elaine Paige
English singer and actress.

1955

 Penn Jillette
American magician and comedian.

1958

 Andy Gibb
Andrew Roy “Andy” Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer and teen idol, and the younger brother of Bee Gees Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Andy came to international prominence in the late 1970s, with his albums including three singles that reached #1 in the United States. Born in Manchester, England. (d. 1988)

1962

 Rosemarie Ford
Rosemarie Ford (born 5 March 1962) is an English dancer, actress and television presenter best known for her stint as the co-host of the BBC TV game show The Generation Game with Bruce Forsyth in the early 1990s. She later hosted Come Dancing, again for the BBC. Born Rosemarie Poundford in Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire, England.

1974

 Matt Lucas
English comedian.
 Eva Mendes
American actress.

1989

 Jake Lloyd
Jake Matthew Lloyd (born March 5, 1989) is an American former actor who gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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