6 March


1340

 John of Gaunt
1st Duke of Lancaster (d. 1399)

1475

  Michelangelo
Italian artist and sculptor (d. 1564)

1619

 Cyrano de Bergerac
French soldier, poet (d. 1655)

1806

 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
British poet (d. 1861)

1834

 George du Maurier
British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)

1906

 Lou Costello
American actor and comedian (d. 1959)

1917

 Will Eisner
American illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2005)
 Frankie Howerd
English comedian (d. 1992)

1920

 Lewis Gilbert
English film director, producer and screenwriter.

1923

 Ed McMahon
American television personality (d. 2009)

1926

 Alan Greenspan
American economist, former Federal Reserve chairman.
 Andrzej Wajda
Polish film director.

1927

 Gordon Cooper
American astronaut (d. 2004)
 Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian writer, Nobel Prize laureate.

1930

 Lorin Maazel
Lorin Varencove Maazel (March 6, 1930 – July 13, 2014) was an American conductor, violinist and composer. He was appointed music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic (NYP), among other posts. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2014)

1934

 John Noakes
British television presenter.

1937

 Valentina Tereshkova
Soviet cosmonaut.

1942

 Ben Murphy
American actor.

1944

 Kiri Te Kanawa
New Zealander opera singer.
 Mary Wilson
American singer (The Supremes).

1946

 David Gilmour
British musician (Pink Floyd, Joker’s Wild and Deep End).

1947

 Kiki Dee
British singer.
 Dick Fosbury
American athlete.
 Rob Reiner
American actor, comedian, and film producer.

1959

 Tom Arnold
American actor and comedian.

1966

 Alan Davies
British comedian and actor.

1972

 Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal (born March 6, 1972), nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired basketball player, former rapper and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall[1] and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Born in Newark, New Jersey.

1974

 Guy Garvey
British musician (Elbow).

1979

 Rufus Hound
British comedian.

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