Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Today's Birthdays, February 5

976 - Sanjō, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017)
1505 - Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
1519 - René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
1534 - Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
1589 - Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
1608 - Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
1626 - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
1650 - Anne-Jules, French general (d. 1708)
1703 - Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
1725 - James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
1784 - Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln
1788 - Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)
1795 - Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)
1804 - Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (d. 1877)
1808 - Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
1810 - Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
1837 - Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (d. 1899)
1840 - John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor (d. 1921)
1840 - Hiram Stevens Maxim, American inventor (Maxim gun) (d. 1916)
1848 - Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author (d. 1907)
1848 - Belle Starr, American outlaw (d. 1889)
1848 - Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
1878 - André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
1880 - Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (d. 1973)
1889 - Ernest Tyldesley, British cricketer (d. 1962)
1900 - Adlai Stevenson, American politician (d. 1965)
1903 - Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (d. 1975)
1906 - John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
1908 - Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
1910 - Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
1910 - Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
1911 - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
1914 - William S. Burroughs, American author (d. 1997)
1914 - Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1998)
1915 - Robert Hofstadter, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1990)
1919 - Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
1919 - Andreas Papandreou, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)
1919 - Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
1920 - Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
1921 - John Pritchard, British conductor (d. 1989)
1922 - Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
1923 - Claude King, American musician
1927 - Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
1928 - Andrew Greeley, American priest and novelist
1929 - Luc Ferrari, French composer (d. 2005)
1929 - Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
1929 - Al Worthington, baseball player
1930 - John A. Gambling, American radio show host (d. 2004)
1933 - Jörn Donner, Finnish writer/director
1934 - Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator
1934 - Hank Aaron, American baseball player
1937 - Stuart Damon, American actor
1937 - Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist
1940 - H.R. Giger, Swiss artist
1941 - Jane Bryant Quinn, American journalist
1941 - Stephen J. Cannell, American television producer and writer
1941 - David Selby, American actor
1941 - Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
1942 - Roger Staubach, American football player
1942 - Cory Wells, American singer (Three Dog Night)
1943 - Nolan Bushnell, American video game pioneer
1943 - Michael Mann, American film director
1943 - Craig Morton, American football player
1944 - Al Kooper, American musician
1946 - Charlotte Rampling, British actress
1946 - Bill Cable aka stoner adult film star
1947 - Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
1948 - Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
1948 - Christopher Guest, American actor
1948 - Barbara Hershey, American actress
1948 - Errol Morris, American film director
1952 - Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
1953 - John Beilein, American basketball coach
1954 - Cliff Martinez, American musician
1955 - Mike Heath, baseball player
1956 - Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
1958 - Natasha Kinzski aka Courtney adult film star
1959 - Jennifer Granholm American Politician
1960 - Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
1961 - Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
1961 - Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
1961 - Barbara Wood adult film director
1962 - Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress
1963 - Steven Shainberg, American film director
1964 - Alexia, Cypriot singer
1964 - Laura Linney, American actress
1964 - Duff McKagan, American musician
1965 - Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
1965 - Spontaneous Xtasty adult film star
1966 - Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
1966 - Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
1966 - Jonathan Morgan adult film star
1968 - Roberto Alomar, baseball player
1968 - Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor
1969 - Bobby Brown, American singer
1969 - Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
1969 - Roxy Rider porn star
1971 - Sara Evans, American singer
1972 - Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
1972 - Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
1973 - Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player
1973 - Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer
1975 - Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer
1975 - Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
1975 - Beverley Cox aka Beverly Strike, Bev Corry adult film star
1976 - Tony Jaa, Thai actor
1976 - Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor
1976 - John Aloisi, Australian footballer
1976 - Brian Moorman, American football player
1977 - Pavel Novotny, Jan Dvorak porn director
1977 - Ben Ainslie, British sailor
1977 - Adam Everett, American baseball player
1977 - Ahmad Merritt, American football player
1978 - Shawn Reaves, American actor
1978 - Brian Russell, American football player
1979 - Velicity Von star of big booty moms
1980 - Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer
1980 - Victoria Slim porn star
1980 - Prince Peter, American-born Yugoslav royalty
1980 - Jo Swinson, British politician
1980 - Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
1981 - Nora Zehetner, American actress
1981 - Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player
1982 - Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
1982 - Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
1982 - Kevin Everett, American football player
1982 - Tomas Kopecky, Ice hockey player
1984 - Carlos Tévez, Argentinine footballer
1984 - Nate Salley, American football player
1984 - Valentina Velasques adult film actress
1985 - Laurence Maroney, American football player
1985 - Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
1985 - Crystal Hunt, American actress
1985 - Lindsey Cardinale, American singer
1986 - Reed Sorenson, American racecar driver
1986 - Billy Sharp, English footballer
1986 - Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer
1989 - Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress
1989 - Jeremy Sumpter, American actor

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