Who Was Born Today – March 31 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – March 31 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on March 31
1596 René Descartes, French philosopher and scientist.
1621 Andrew Marvell, English poet and politician.
1693 John Harrison, Englishman who invented the chronometer.
1732 Franz Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer.
1809 Edward Fitzgerald, American writer.
1809 Nikolai V. Gogol, Russian writer (The Inspector General, Dead Souls).
1811 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, chemist, inventor of the Bunsen burner.
1854 Sir Dugald Clerk, inventor of the two-stroke motorcycle engine.
1878 Jack Johnson, first Africa-American boxer to become the world heavyweight champion.
1914 Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and Nobel Prize-winning writer.
1915 Henry Morgan, comedian, radio performer.
1926 John Fowles, English novelist (The Collector, The French Lieutenant’s Woman).
1936 Marge Piercy, poet and novelist.
1948 Al Gore, Vice President to President William J. Clinton (1993-2001).

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