18 March


1837

 Grover Cleveland
22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)

1844

 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian composer (d. 1908)

1858

 Rudolf Diesel
German inventor (d. 1913)

1869

 Neville Chamberlain
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940)

1886

 Edward Everett Horton
American actor (d. 1970)

1893

 Wilfred Owen
British poet (d. 1918)

1905

 Robert Donat
English actor (d. 1958)

1909

 Ernest Gallo
American winemaker (d. 2007)

1915

 Richard Condon
American novelist (d. 1996)

1925

 James Pickles
English jurist and columnist (d. 2010)

1926

 Peter Graves
American actor (d. 2010)

1927

 John Kander
American songwriter.
 George Plimpton
George Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 – September 25, 2003) was an American journalist, writer, editor, actor, and occasional amateur sportsman. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review. Plimpton was also famous for “participatory journalism” which included competing in professional sporting events, acting in a Western, performing a comedy act at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and playing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and then recording the experience from the point of view of an amateur. Born in New York City. (d. 2003)

1931

 John Fraser
Scottish actor.

1932

 John Updike
American author (d. 2009)

1938

 Shashi Kapoor
Indian actor.
 Kenny Lynch
British singer songwriter and actor.
 Timo Mäkinen
Finnish race car driver.
 Charley Pride
American singer.

1939

 Ron Atkinson
English former footballer and manager.

1941

 Wilson Pickett
American singer (The Falcons) (d. 2006)

1947

 Patrick Barlow
English actor, comedian and playwright.
 Nicholas Le Prevost
Nicholas Le Prevost (born 18 March 1947) is an English actor. His TV and radio credits include It Takes a Worried Man, The Jewel in the Crown, Brideshead Revisited and The Camomile Lawn. Born in Wiltshire.

1950

 Brad Dourif
American actor.

1955

 Jeff Stelling
English sports television presenter.

1959

 Luc Besson
French producer, writer, and director.
 Irene Cara
American singer and actress.

1964

 Courtney Pine
British jazz saxophonist.

1966

 Peter Jones
British entrepreneur.

1970

 Queen Latifah
American singer and actress.

1982

 Timo Glock
German Formula One driver.

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