Michelangelo Buonarroti "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."

Michelangelo Buonarotti
(03/06/1475 – 02/18/1564)
Italian painter, sculptor
Elizabeth Barrett Browning "Since when was genius found respectable?"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(03/06/1806 – 06/29/1861)
English writer (same dates as Nelson Eddy; was married to Robert Browning)
Philip Henry Sheridan "If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell."

General Philip Sheridan
(03/06/1831 – 08/05/1888)
US Union general
Davy Crockett "Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me, you may all go to hell and I will go to Texas."

Davy Crockett
(08/17/1786 – 03/06/1836)
US explorer, politician
Charles Farrar Browne "I have already given two cousins to the war, and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother."

Artemus Ward
(04/26/1834 – 03/06/1867)
US writer
Louisa May Alcott "Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling."

Louisa May Alcott
(11/29/1832 – 03/06/1888)
US writer
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec "He who limps is still walking."

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
(03/06/1909 – 05/07/1966)
Polish writer (Note: a different person from Stanislaw Lem)
Will Eisner "The term 'comics' long ago became obsolete and inaccurate. It merely defined the content of the early joke-based comical strips. 'Sequential Art' is a more accurate description of the form."

Will Eisner
(03/06/1917 – 01/03/2005)
US sequential artist
John Leslie Montgomery "I never practice my guitar... from time to time I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat."

Wes Montgomery
(03/06/1923 – 06/15/1968)
US guitarist
"If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera."

Sarah Caldwell
(03/06/1924 – 03/23/2006)
US opera conductor
Gabriel Garcia Marquez "He who expects much can expect little."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(03/06/1927 – 04/17/2014)
Colombian writer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. "We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe."

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(03/08/1841 – 03/06/1935)
US Supreme Court justice (son of Holmes Senior; died near his birthday)
Marion Barry "I am providing you with a copulation of answers to several questions raised..."

Marion Barry, Jr.
(03/06/1936 – 11/23/2014)
US mayor (Washington, DC)
"I think 'immoral' is the wrong word for [my] acts. I prefer the word 'unethical.'"

Ivan Boesky
(03/06/1937 – )
US insider trader
Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron "Opera is for a lifetime, not just a minute."

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
(03/06/1944 – )
New Zealand singer
Rob Reiner "Let's just say there's not a drop of Jewish blood in him."

Rob Reiner
(03/06/1947 – )
US actor, director (son of Carl Reiner; was married to Penny Marshall) , on Tom Cruise
David Ivor Davies "The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd."

Ivor Novello
(01/15/1893 – 03/06/1951)
Welsh actor
Steven Kravitz "If there is another way to skin a cat, I don't want to know about it."

Steven Kravitz
(03/06/1956 – )
US comic, actor
Nelson Ackerman Eddy "I want to keep going till I drop."

Nelson Eddy
(06/29/1901 – 03/06/1967)
US singer, actor (same dates as Elizabeth Barrett Browning) , on touring in the 60s
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal "An unchecked ego will sooner or later be bad for business."

Shaquille O'Neal
(03/06/1972 – )
US basketball player
Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker Buck "Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied."

Pearl S. Buck
(06/26/1892 – 03/06/1973)
US writer
Alfred Willmore "We actors are born at the rise of a curtain, and we die with its fall, and every night in the presence of our patrons we write our new creation, and every night it is blotted out forever. What use is it then to say to our critics, 'Ah, but you should have seen me last Tuesday'?"

Micheál Mac Liammóir
(10/25/1899 – 03/06/1978)
English writer, actor
Ayn Rand "When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is."

Ayn Rand
(02/02/1905 – 03/06/1982)
Russia-born US writer
Georgia O'Keeffe "I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart."

Georgia O'Keeffe
(11/15/1887 – 03/06/1986)
US artist (was married to Alfred Stieglitz)
Anne Frances Robbins "I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty."

Nancy Reagan
(07/06/1921 – 03/06/2016)
US first lady (47) (was married to Ronald Reagan)