Friday, February 8, 2008

It's My Birthday!

412 - Proclus, Greek philosopher (d. 487)
1191 - Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)
1291 - King Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
1405 - Constantine XI Palaiologos, the last reigning Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (d. 1453)
1487 - Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
1552 - Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
1577 - Robert Burton, English cleric and writer (d. 1640)
1586 - Jacob Praetorius, German composer (d. 1651)
1649 - Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
1677 - Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (d. 1756)
1685 - Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)
1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
1720 - Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
1792 - Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
1804 - Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)
1807 - Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
1819 - John Ruskin, English author (d. 1900)
1820 - William Tecumseh Sherman, American Union general (d. 1891)
1822 - Maxime Du Camp, French photographer and journalist (d. 1894)
1828 - Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)
1834 - Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (d. 1907)
1847 - Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)
1850 - Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
1878 - Martin Buber, German philosopher (d. 1965)
1880 - Franz Marc, German painter (d. 1916)
1883 - Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Austrian economist (d. 1950)
1886 - Charles Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)
1888 - Dame Edith Evans, British actress (d. 1976)
1890 - Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
1893 - Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
1894 - Ludwig Marcuse, German author and philosopher (d. 1971)
1894 - King Vidor, American film director (d. 1982)
1895 - Hermann Florstedt, Nazi leader (d. 1945)
1900 - Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
1902 - Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
1903 - Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress (d. 1977)
1906 - Chester Carlson, American physicist and inventor (d. 1968)
1911 - Elizabeth Bishop, American poet (d. 1979)
1913 - Betty Field, American actress (d. 1973)
1918 - Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1921 - Lana Turner, American actress (d. 1995)
1922 - Audrey Meadows, American actress (d. 1996)
1925 - Jack Lemmon, American actor and film director (d. 2001)
1926 - Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
1930 - James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)
1930 - Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (d. 1987)
1931 - James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
1932 - Cliff Allison, British racing driver (d. 2005)
1932 - John Williams, American composer and conductor
1933 - Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
1933 - Jack Larson, American actor
1936 - Larry Verne, American singer
1937 - Manfred Krug, German actor
1939 - José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
1940 - Ted Koppel, American journalist
1941 - Nick Nolte, American actor
1941 - Tom Rush, American singer and songwriter
1942 - Robert Klein, American comedian
1942 - Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (d. 2004)
1943 - Creed Bratton, American actor and musician
1943 - Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University
1944 - Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor
1944 - Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer
1948 - Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
1948 - Dan Seals, American singer
1948 - Ron Tyson, American singer (The Temptations)
1949 - Brooke Adams, American actress
1950 - Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
1951 - Z'EV, American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
1953 - Roger Clavet, Quebecois politician
1953 - Mary Steenburgen, American actress
1955 - John Grisham, American writer
1960 - Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian ice hockey player
1961 - Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
1961 - Bruce Timm,TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
1963 - Mohammad Azharuddin, Indian cricketer
1963 - Joshua Kadison, American pianist and singer-songwriter
1964 - Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
1966 - Kirk Muller, Canadian ice hockey player
1966 - Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
1968 - Gary Coleman, American actor
1968 - Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
1969 - Shiva Rose, American actress
1970 - Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
1971 - Mika "Gas" Karppinen, Finnish drummer for the band HIM
1971 - Andrus Veerpalu, Estonian cross-country skier
1972 - Paul Wight, American professional wrestler
1973 - Keith McDonald, American baseball player
1974 - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
1974 - Ulises de la Cruz, Ecuadorian footballer
1974 - Seth Green, American actor
1976 - Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer
1976 - Adam Piatt, American baseball player
1977 - Dave Farrell, American musician (Linkin Park)
1977 - Barry Hall, Australian rules footballer
1977 - Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
1977 - Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
1977 - Mathieu Turcotte, Canadian short-track speed skater
1979 - Aaron Cook, American baseball player
1980 - Ralf Little English Actor/Comedian
1980 - Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet)
1980 - Stephen Wright, English footballer
1981 - Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
1982 - Eric Alexander, American football player
1982 - Satomi Kōrogi, Japanese voice actress
1982 - Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor
1983 - Jim Verraros, American singer
1984 - Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
1987 - Carolina Kostner, Italian European champion figure skater
1988 - Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
1989 - Danielle Harmer, English actress
1995 - Jordan Todosey, Canadian actress

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