Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It's Your Birthday! February 6

1577 - Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)
1608 - Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
1611 - Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor of China (d. 1644)
1639 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
1664 - Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (d, 1703)
1665 - Anne of Great Britain (d. 1714)
1695 - Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
1732 - Charles Lee, General in the American Revolution (d. 1782)
1744 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
1748 - Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (d. 1811)
1756 - Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
1757 - Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Polish scholar and statesman. (d. 1841)
1811 - Henry George Liddell, father of the Alice in Alice in Wonderland (d. 1898)
1833 - James Ewell Brown Stuart, American Confederate cavalry general (d. 1864)
1833 - José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
1834 - Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
1838 - Sir Henry Irving, British actor (d. 1905)
1838 - Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
1853 - Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
1887 - Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
1875 - Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
1892 - William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
1894 - Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
1895 - Babe Ruth, American baseball player (d. 1948)
1897 - Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (d. 1944)
1899 - Ramón Novarro, Mexican actor (d. 1968)
1901 - Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)
1902 - George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
1903 - Claudio Arrau, Chilean-born pianist (d. 1991)
1905 - Władysław Gomułka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
1908 - Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician (d. 1999)
1910 - Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
1910 - Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
1911 - Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
1912 - Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
1913 - Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)
1914 - Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
1916 - John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
1917 - Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-born actress
1918 - Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
1922 - Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer
1922 - Patrick Macnee, British actor
1922 - Denis Norden, British television personality
1924 - Billy Wright, English former footballer (d. 1994)
1925 - Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author (d. 2006)
1926 - Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer
1926 - Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
1929 - Pierre Brice, French actor
1931 - Rip Torn, American actor
1931 - Mamie Van Doren, American actress
1932 - Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
1932 - François Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
1933 - Leslie Crowther, British comedian (d. 1996)
1934 - Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
1936 - Kent Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player
1936 - J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
1939 - Mike Farrell, American actor
1939 - Orlando Parga, Vice President of the Puerto Rico Senate
1940 - Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman
1940 - Jimmy Tarbuck, British comedian
1941 - Gigi Perreau, American actress
1942 - Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist
1943 - Fabian, American singer
1943 - Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
1944 - Christine Boutin, French politician
1944 - Willie Tee, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007))
1944 - Michael Tucker, American actor
1945 - Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
1946 - Jim Turner, American politician
1946 - Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter
1949 - Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
1950 - Natalie Cole, American singer
1951 - Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
1951 - Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
1952 - Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
1955 - Michael Pollan, American journalist
1957 - Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedienne
1957 - Robert Townsend, American actor
1958 - Cecily Adams, American actress (d. 2004)
1958 - Barry Miller, American actor
1959 - Ken Nelson, English record producer
1960 - Megan Gallagher, American actress
1961 - Bill Lester, American racecar driver
1962 - Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N' Roses)
1963 - Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
1964 - Robin Lee Miracle, American enigma
1966 - Rick Astley, British singer
1967 - Anita Cochran, American singer
1967 - Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
1968 - Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
1968 - Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
1970 - Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
1971 - Dana Eskelson, American actress
1971 - Brad Hogg, Australian cricket player
1971 - Brian Stepanek, American actor
1972 - David Binn, American football player
1975 - Brett Hawke, Australian swimmer
1975 - Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer
1975 - Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist
1976 - Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder
1976 - Colin Teo, Singaporean Grand Prix driver
1976 - Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast
1977 - Jason Euell, English-born footballer
1979 - Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer and musician O-Zone
1980 - Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu
1980 - Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
1980 - Luke Ravenstahl, American politician
1981 - Calum Best, American model
1981 - Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
1981 - Ty Warren, defensive lineman for the New England Patriots
1982 - Alice Eve, English actress
1982 - Tank, Mandopop singer.
1983 - Brodie Croyle, American football player
1983 - S Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
1983 - Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
1983 - Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician
1984 - Darren Bent, English footballer
1984 - Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
1985 - Kris Humphries, American basketball player
1985 - Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer
1986 - Alice Greczyn, American actress
1986 - Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer
1988 - Allison Holker, American dancer
1989 - Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer
2004 - Princess Louise of Belgium

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