Thursday, February 21, 2008

February 21 Birthdays

1484 - Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg (d. 1535)
1556 - Sethus Calvisius, German calendar reformer (d. 1615)
1675 - Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (d. 1750)
1705 - Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
1721 - John McKinly, American physician (d. 1796)
1723 - Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
1728 - Tsar Peter III of Russia, husband of Catherine the Great (d. 1762)
1783 - Princess Catharina of Württemberg, Queen consort of Westphalia (d. 1835)
1791 - Carl Czerny, Austrian composer (d. 1857)
1794 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican president (d. 1876)
1801 - John Henry Newman, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1890)
1817 - Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish dramatist (d. 1893)
1821 - Charles Scribner, American publisher (d. 1871)
1836 - Léo Delibes, French composer (d. 1891)
1844 - Charles-Marie Widor, French composer (d. 1937)
1860 - Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (d. 1927)
1860 - Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor
1865 - John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
1867 - Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire (d. 1934)
1875 - Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian and longest-lived human on record (d. 1997)
1876 - Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (d. 1956)
1878 - The Mother, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
1880 - Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
1885 - Sacha Guitry, Russian dramatist (d. 1957)
1888 - Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
1893 - Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
1893 - Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (d. 1987)
1895 - Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
1900 - Madeleine Renaud, French theater actress (d. 1994)
1903 - Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
1903 - Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)
1903 - Raymond Queneau, French poet and novelist (d. 1976)
1907 - W. H. Auden, English poet (d. 1973)
1910 - Douglas Bader, British pilot (d. 1982)
1910 - Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
1910 - Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
1913 - Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
1915 - Ann Sheridan, American actress (d. 1967)
1917 - Lucille Bremer, American actress (d. 1996)
1924 - Robert Mugabe first President of Zimbabwe
1925 - Sam Peckinpah, American director (d. 1984)
1927 - Erma Bombeck, American humorist (d. 1996)
1927 - Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer
1927 - Pierre Mercure, French-Canadian musician and composer (d. 1966)
1929 - Roberto "Chespirito" Carlos Bolaños, Mexican actor
1929 - James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
1933 - Nina Simone, American singer (d. 2003)
1934 - Rue McClanahan, American actress
1935 - Mark McManus, Scottish actor (d. 1994)
1935 - Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
1936 - Barbara Jordan, American politician (d. 1996)
1937 - King Harald V of Norway
1937 - Gary Lockwood, American actor
1940 - John Lewis, American politician
1940 - Peter Gethin, British racing driver
1941 - James Wong, Hong Kong composer (d. 2004)
1942 - Margarethe von Trotta, German actress and film director
1943 - David Geffen, American record producer
1945 - Paul Newton, British musician (Uriah Heep)
1945 - D'Anna Fortunato, American mezzo-soprano
1946 - Tyne Daly, American actress
1946 - Anthony Daniels, British actor
1946 - Alan Rickman, English actor
1946 - Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
1946 - Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss
1947 - Johnny Echols, American musician (Love)
1947 - Olympia Snowe, American politician
1947 - Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
1949 - Jerry Harrison, American musician (Talking Heads)
1949 - Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
1951 - Vince Welnick, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 2006)
1952 - Jean Jacques Burnel, British musician (The Stranglers)
1953 - Christine Ebersole, American actress
1953 - William Petersen, American actor
1954 - Mike Pickering, English disc jockey and musician (Quando Quango, M People)
1954 - Ivo Van Damme, Belgian athlete (d. 1976)
1955 - Sir Steven Fayburgh, British diplomat
1955 - Kelsey Grammer, American actor
1958 - Jake Burns, Irish singer (Stiff Little Fingers}
1958 - Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer
1958 - Jack Coleman, American actor
1958 - Alan Trammell, baseball player and manager
1959 - José María Cano, Spanish musician (Mecano)
1959 - Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
1960 - Steve Wynn, American singer (The Dream Syndicate)
1961 - Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
1961 - Christopher Atkins, American actor
1961 - Martha Hackett, American actress
1961 - Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
1962 - Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter
1962 - Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
1962 - David Foster Wallace, American writer
1963 - William Baldwin, American actor
1964 - Mark E. Kelly and Scott J. Kelly, American astronauts
1964 - Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)
1967 - Leroy Burrell, American runner
1969 - James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers)
1969 - Tony Meola, American footballer
1969 - Eric Wilson, American musician (Sublime)
1970 - Michael Slater, Australian cricketer
1972 - Seo Taiji, Korean musician
1973 - Heri Joensen, Faroese musician (Týr)
1973 - Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host
1974 - Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
1974 - Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist
1975 - Chris (CP) Powell, American columnist
1976 - Ryan Smyth, Canadian hockey player
1977 - Steve Francis, American basketball player
1977 - Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
1977 - Kevin Rose, American television host and Internet entrepreneur
1978 - Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress
1978 - Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress
1978 - Nicole Parker, American actress
1979 - Pascal Chimbonda, French footballer
1979 - Carly "Carlito" Colón, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
1979 - Lonnie Ford, American football player
1979 - Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress
1980 - Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer
1982 - Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver
1983 - Braylon Edwards, American football player
1983 - Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
1984 - Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player
1984 - David Odonkor, German footballer
1984 - Karina, Japanese model and actress
1985 - Bob Burton, American speedcuber
1985 - Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
1986 - Charlotte Church, Welsh singer
1986 - Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
1987 - Ellen Page, Canadian actress
1987 - Anthony Walker, British murder victim (d. 2005)
1989 - Corbin Bleu, American actor and singer
1989 - Kristin Herrera, American actress
1989 - Josh Walker, English footballer

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