This Week's Birthdays - Week of March 7

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Monday, Mar 7 2016 by

March 7, 1932 – Lola Beltrán, a Mexican film actress and one of the most acclaimed Mexican ranchera singers, nicknamed Lola la Grande.

Lola Beltrán statue (StreetView)
Lola Beltrán statue

March 8, 1900 – Howard Aiken, a pioneer in computing. He was the original conceptual designer behind IBM’s Harvard Mark I computer.

Howard H. Aiken (StreetView)
Howard H. Aiken

March 9, 1934 – Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, a Russian-Soviet pilot and cosmonaut.

Yuri Gagarin mosaic (StreetView)
Yuri Gagarin mosaic

March 10, 1984 – Olivia Wilde, an American actress.

Olivia Wilde (StreetView)
Olivia Wilde

March 11, 1899 – Frederick IX, King of Denmark from 1947 until his death in 1972.

Statue of King Frederik IX of Denmark (StreetView)
Statue of King Frederik IX of Denmark

March 12, 1923 – Walter Marty “Wally” Schirra, Jr., an American astronaut.

Apollo 7 (StreetView)
Apollo 7

March 13, 1911 – L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology.

L. Ron Hubbard Way (StreetView)
L. Ron Hubbard Way