Wednesday, February 13, 2008

February 13 Birthdays

1457 - Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)
1480 - Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)
1599 - Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
1672 - Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)
1683 - Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter and Fortune teller (d. 1754)
1721 - John Reid, British army general and composer (d. 1807)
1728 - John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
1743 - Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (d. 1820)
1766 - Thomas Robert Malthus, demographer and political economist (d. 1834)
1768 - Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
1769 - Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
1805 - Peter Gustav Dirichlet, German mathematician (d. 1859)
1835 - Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 1908)
1855 - Paul Deschanel, French President (d. 1922)
1873 - Feodor Chaliapin, Russian bass (d. 1938)
1876 - Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
1879 - Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
1881 - Eleanor Farjeon, English author (d. 1965)
1884 - Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (d. 1961)
1885 - Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
1891 - Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)
1891 - Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
1903 - Georges Simenon, Belgian writer (d. 1989)
1906 - Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
1910 - William Shockley, American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1989)
1911 - Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani Urdu poet, Lenin Peace Prize winner (d. 1984)
1915 - Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1945)
1915 - Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)
1918 - Patty Berg, American golfer (d. 2006)
1919 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
1919 - Eddie Robinson, American football coach (d. 2007)
1920 - Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
1920 - Eileen Farrell, American opera soprano (d. 2002)
1922 - Francis Pym, British Foreign Secretary 1982-83
1922 - Gordon Tullock, American economist
1923 - Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (d. 2002)
1923 - Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese-born violinist (d. 2003)
1923 - Chuck Yeager, American fighter & test pilot, and the first person to break the "sound barrier" in level flight (1947)
1924 - Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (d. 2006)
1928 - Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1929 - Omar Torrijos, Panamanian ruler (d. 1981)
1930 - Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
1932 - Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
1933 - Paul Biya, Cameroon politician
1933 - Costa Gavras, Greek-French filmmaker
1933 - Kim Novak, American actress
1933 - Caroline Blakiston, British actress
1934 - George Segal, American actor
1935 - Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)
1937 - Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
1938 - Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)
1939 - Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
1941 - Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee 2003 - present
1941 - Sigmar Polke, German painter
1942 - Carol Lynley, American actress
1942 - Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
1943 - Geoff Edwards, American game show host
1944 - Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)
1944 - Stockard Channing, American actress
1944 - Jerry Springer, American television host
1944 - Bo Svenson, Swedish-born actor
1944 - Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
1945 - King Floyd, American musician (d. 2006)
1946 - Louis Kondos, Greek actor
1946 - Colin Matthews, British composer
1946 - Ellen Eddington actress Journey Into Pain
1947 - Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
1948 - Kitten Natividad adult film actress
1950 - Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis), composer and humanitarian
1950 - Keri Star adult film star
1951 - Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
1951 - David Naughton, American actor and singer
1952 - Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
1953 - Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
1954 - Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)
1955 - Joe Birkett, American lawyer
1956 - Peter Hook, English bassist (Joy Division and New Order)
1956 - Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
1956 - Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, Jordanian Royal Family member
1956 - Liam Brady, Irish footballer
1957 - Denise Austin, American fitness expert
1957 - Jean Jennings aka Jenny Lind porn star
1958 - Pernilla August, Swedish actress
1958 - Derek Riggs, British artist
1958 - Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
1959 - Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
1959 - Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
1960 - Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
1960 - Gary Patterson, American football coach
1960 - Matt Salinger, American actor
1960 - Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player
1961 - Henry Rollins, American musician
1961 - Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962 - Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, American politician
1963 - Misty Regan adult film actress
1964 - Mark Patton, American actor
1964 - Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
1966 - Jeff Waters, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
1967 - Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian soccer player and coach
1967 - Marco Banderas adult film star
1968 - Kelly Hu, American actress
1970 - Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer
1971 - Sonia, British singer
1971 - Boz adult film star
1971 - Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player
1971 - Todd Williams, American baseball player
1972 - Charlie Garner, American football player
1974 - Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player
1974 - Robbie Williams, English singer
1974 - Jeff Duran, American radio personality
1975 - Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician
1975 - Payne Giovanni adult film star
1976 - Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist
1976 - Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
1976 - Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
1977 - Randy Moss, American football player
1977 - Ben Collins, British racing driver
1978 - Mini Anden, Swedish model and actress
1978 - Hamish Glencross, Scottish heavy metal guitarist My Dying Bride
1979 - Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
1979 - Mena Suvari, American actress
1979 - Adina Jewel aka Pebbles Stone porn star
1980 - Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
1981 - Luisão, Brazilian footballer
1981 - Liam Miller, Irish footballer
1981 - Luke Ridnour, American basketball player
1982 - Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers
1982 - Lanisha Cole, American model
1985 - Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
1985 - Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer
1985 - Melany Jolie adult film actress
1986 - Luke Moore, English footballer
1986 - Jayden James adult film star
1989 - Carly McKillip, Canadian actress

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