Thursday, February 14, 2008

February 14 Birthdays

1404 - Leone Battista Alberti, Italian painter and philosopher (d. 1472)
1468 - Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)
1483 - Babur, Moghul emperor of India (d. 1530)
1602 - Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. 1676)
1680 - John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
1692 - Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)
1701 - Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
1763 - Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
1788 - Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839)
1812 - Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
1819 - Joshua A. Norton, American eccentric (d. 1880)
1819 - Christopher Sholes, American inventor (d. 1890)
1824 - Winfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War Union general (d. 1886)
1828 - Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
1838 - Margaret Knight, American inventor, famous as female Thomas Edison, (d. 1914)
1846 - Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
1847 - Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette (d. 1919)
1847 - Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
1848 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
1856 - Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (d. 1931)
1859 - George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., engineer and inventor (d. 1896)
1869 - Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1959)
1871 - Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
1884 - Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (d. 1972)
1884 - Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
1884 - Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
1885 - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
1890 - Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
1892 - Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
1894 - Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)
1895 - Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
1898 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)
1902 - Thelma Ritter, American actress (d. 1969)
1903 - Stu Erwin, American actor (d. 1967)
1904 - Charles Oatley, Professor of electrical engineering, (scanning electron microscope), (d. 1996)
1904 - Hertha Kusinen, Finnish communist
1912 - Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
1913 - Mel Allen, American sports reporter (d. 1996)
1913 - Woody Hayes, American college football coach (d. 1987)
1913 - Jimmy Hoffa, American labor union leader (disappeared 1975)
1914 - Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
1914 - Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
1916 - Marcel Bigeard, French general
1916 - Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (d. 1996)
1916 - Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
1917 - Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician, Nobel Prize Laureate
1921 - Hugh Downs, American television host
1922 - Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)
1927 - Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (d. 2007)
1929 - Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
1931 - Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (d. 2006)
1931 - Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
1931 - Phyllis McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1932 - Alexander Kluge, German actor and film director
1933 - Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
1934 - Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
1934 - Florence Henderson, American actress
1936 - Fanne Foxe, Argentine dancer and focus of a 1974 scandal involving Congressman Wilbur Mills.
1936 - Andrew Prine, American actor
1941 - Donna Shalala, American educator
1941 - Paul Tsongas, United States Senator from Massachusetts (d. 1997)
1942 - Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City
1942 - Andrew Robinson, American actor
1942 - Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
1943 - Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)
1943 - Aaron Russo, American movie producer (d. 2007)
1944 - Carl Bernstein, American journalist
1944 - Alan Parker, British film director and writer
1944 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
1945 - Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
1946 - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
1946 - Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (d. 2003)
1947 - Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)
1948 - Pat O'Brien, American sportscaster and television host
1948 - Teller, American magician (Penn and Teller)
1950 - Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
1951 - Kevin Keegan, English footballer
1951 - JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
1952 - Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
1955 - Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
1957 - Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs
1957 - Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano
1958 - Enrique Mansilla, Argentine racing driver
1958 - Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
1959 - Renée Fleming, American soprano
1960 - Jim Kelly, American football player
1960 - Meg Tilly, Canadian actress
1961 - Phillip Hamilton, American author
1962 - Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (d. 2002)
1962 - Michael Higgs, English actor
1962 - Philippe Sella, French rugby player
1962 - Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
1963 - Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor
1964 - Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
1964 - Zach Galligan, American actor
1966 - Petr Svoboda, National Hockey League player
1967 - Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player
1967 - Stelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur
1968 - Jules Asner, American television personality
1969 - Adriana Behar, Brazilian beach volleyball player
1969 - Harry Colon, American football player
1970 - Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
1970 - Simon Pegg, British comedian and actor
1971 - Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler
1971 - Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer
1972 - Drew Bledsoe, American football player
1972 - Big Daddy V, American professional wrestler
1972 - Hiroshi, Japanese comedian
1972 - Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress
1972 - Rob Thomas, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
1973 - Steve McNair, American football player
1974 - Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
1974 - Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
1975 - Scott Owen, Australian musician (The Living End)
1975 - Yul Kwon, American Survivor contestant
1976 - Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes)
1977 - Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
1977 - Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
1977 - Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
1978 - Dean Gaffney, British actor
1978 - Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
1978 - Darius Songaila, basketball player
1979 - Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
1980 - Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
1980 - Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
1980 - Josh Senter, American screenwriter
1982 - Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
1983 - Bacary Sagna, French footballer
1983 - Rhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer, X factor Runner Up
1984 - Hamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
1985 - Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress and model
1985 - Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
1985 - Heart Evangelista, Pinay celebrity
1985 - Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
1985 - Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
1985 - Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
1986 - Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
1986 - Roxanne Guinoo, Filipino actress
1987 - Joseph Pichler, American actor
1987 - Julia Savicheva, Russian singer
1987 - David Wheater, English footballer
1988 - Ángel Di María, Argentine soccer player
1988 - Eliska Sursova, Spanish American actress
1992 - Freddie Highmore, English actor
1995 - Paul Butcher, American actor

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