Famous Immigrant Birthdays in March

CitizenPath recognizes March birthdays for famous, accomplished and notable immigrant Americans. Thank an immigrant for making the USA great. History has proven that immigrants help spur creativity, invention and new job growth. Immigration reform will help the best and brightest doctors, engineers, entertainers and entrepreneurs stay in the United States. Our list features foreign-born persons who became permanent residents or citizens of the United States.

Justin Bieber, Canadian American immigrant
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Justin Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian American singer, songwriter, and musician. Bieber has enjoyed massive world-wide success for his pop music. He has received a Grammy Award, 18 American Music Awards, 23 Teen Choice Awards, and many more accolades.

Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish American immigrant, one of many notable immigrant birthdays in March

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish American scientist, inventor and engineer best known for inventing the first practical telephone.

Camila Cabello, Cuban American immigrant
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Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban American singer and songwriter with countless industry awards. She gained notoriety as a member of Fifth Harmony and is now a prominent solo artist.

Khaled Hosseini, Afghan American immigrant
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Khaled Hosseini (born March 4, 1965) is an Afghan American physician and novelist who launched his writing career with best-selling novel, The Kite Runner.

Mike Krieger, Brazilian American immigrant, one of many famous immigrant birthdays in March
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Michael Krieger (born March 4, 1986) is a Brazilian American entrepreneur and software engineer, best known as the co-founder of Instagram. Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion.

Casimir Pulaski, Polish Honorary US citizen

Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779) was a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who has been called “the father of the American cavalry.” He also saved the life of George Washington. In 2009, the U.S. granted him honorary citizenship.

Gert Boyle, German American immigrant
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Gertrude Boyle (March 6, 1924 - November 3, 2019) was a German American businesswoman who fled Nazi Germany. She became president of Columbia Sportswear, the business her father founded, and is credited with leading its significant growth.

Rachel Weisz, English American immigrant
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Rachel Hannah Weisz (born March 7, 1970) is an English American film and theatre actress and former fashion model. For her supporting role in The Constant Gardener, she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors’ Guild award.

Rupert Murdoch, Australian American immigrant
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Keith Rupert Murdoch (born March 11, 1931) is the Australian American founder, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world’s second-largest media company conglomerate.

Louis Prang, Polish American immigrant

Louis Prang (March 12, 1824 – September 14, 1909) was a Polish American printer, lithographer and publisher. Many refer to him as the “father of the American Christmas card.”

Oscar Hedstrom, Swedish American immigrant, one of many notable immigrant birthdays in March

Oscar Hedstrom (March 12, 1871 – August 29, 1960) was a Swedish American co-founder of the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company, makers of the Indian Motocycle.

Tristan Thompson, Canadian American immigrant
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Tristan Trevor James Thompson (born March 13, 1991) is a Canadian American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association. Thompson was a fourth overall draft pick and went on to win an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

Albert Einstein, German American immigrant, one of many notable immigrant birthdays in March

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a German American theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His name is synonymous with genius.

Cesar Luna, Mexican American immigrant
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Cesar Luna (born March 14, 1970) is a Mexican American immigration attorney and entrepreneur. He is the owner and lead attorney of Luna & Associates as well as a co-founder of CitizenPath.

Jorge Ramos, Mexican American immigrant
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Jorge Ramos (born March 16, 1958) is a Mexican American journalist and author who is well-known as a news anchor for Univision. Ramos, who has won 10 Emmy Awards has been referred to as the "The Walter Cronkite of Latin America."

Kalpana Chawla, Indian American immigrant, one of several accomplished immigrant birthdays in March
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Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was the first Indian American astronaut and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Lillian Vernon, German American immigrant

Lillian Vernon (March 18, 1927 - December 14, 2015) was a German American entrepreneur and philanthropist. She founded the Lillian Vernon Corporation and served as its chairwoman and CEO for many years. The company was the first woman-founded business to be traded on the American Stock Exchange.

Mario Molina, Mexican American immigrant
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Mario Molina (March 19, 1943 - October 7, 2020) was a Nobel Prize-winning Mexican American chemist for research that led to the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole. He was also named by President Obama to form a team on environmental issues.

Charles Pfizer, German American immigrant, one of many notable immigrant birthdays in March

Charles Pfizer (March 22, 1824 – October 19, 1906) was a German American chemist who founded Pfizer Inc., now a global pharmaceutical company. Pfizer is one of the companies leading the way through the COVID-19 pandemic with a vaccine.

William Shatner, Canadian American immigrant
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William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian American actor, musician, and spokesman. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Kirk in the science fiction films and television series Star Trek.

Wolf Blitzer, German American immigrant, one of many notable immigrant birthdays in March
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Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is a German American journalist and TV anchorman for CNN and also hosts The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on the same network.

Juan Uribe, Dominican American immigrant
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Juan Uribe (born March 22, 1979) is a former Dominican American Major League Baseball player and two-time World Series champion. He was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies and would go on to play for the LA Dodgers and several other MLB teams.

Wernher Von Braun, German American immigrant engineer and historically significant immigrant birthday in March
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Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German American rocket engineer and is considered the “Father of Rocket Science.” He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany during World War II, and subsequently, in the United States.

Kyrie Irving, Australian American immigrant
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Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an Australian American 1st overall pick in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft. He has gone on to be a six-time All-Star and won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016.

Harry Houdini, Hungarian American immigrant

Harry Houdini (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. The iconic performer escaped from handcuffs that took a locksmith 5 years to build.

Starlin Castro, Dominican American immigrant
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Starlin DeJesus Castro (born March 24, 1990) is a Dominican American Major League Baseball shortstop. He is a four-time MLB All-Star who holds the major league record for runs batted in in a Major League debut and the youngest player to lead the National League in hits.

Elaine Chao, Chinese American immigrant
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Elaine L. Chao (born March 26, 1953) is a Chinese American who served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush. She was the first Asian Pacific American woman to be appointed to a President’s cabinet in American history.

Oscar Meyer, German American immigrant
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Oscar Mayer (March 29, 1859 – March 11, 1955) was a German American entrepreneur who founded the processed-meat company Oscar Mayer that bears his name.

Elle Macpherson, Australian American immigrant, one of several immigrant birthdays in March
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Elle Macpherson (born March 29, 1963) is an Australian American businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s.

Liz Claiborne, Belgium American immigrant
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Anne Elisabeth Jane “Liz” Claiborne (March 31, 1929 – June 26, 2007) was a Belgian American fashion designer and entrepreneur. Claiborne co-founded Liz Claiborne Inc., and was the first woman to become chair and CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Uma Pemmaraju, Indian American immigrant

Uma Pemmaraju (born March 31, 1958) is an Indian American journalist, new anchor and TV host. She can be seen on the Fox News Channel and Bloomberg News.

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