Thursday, February 7, 2008

Today's Birthdays, February 7

1102 - Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)
1478 - Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
1612 - Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (d. 1683)
1693 - Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
1804 - John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)
1812 - Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
1842 - Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
1870 - Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist (d. 1937)
1877 - Godfrey Harold Hardy, English mathematician (d. 1947)
1885 - Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)
1885 - Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (d. 1953)
1887 - Eubie Blake, American musician and composer (d. 1983)
1889 - Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)
1891 - Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
1895 - Anita Stewart, American film actress (d. 1961)
1898 - Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
1905 - Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1983)
1905 - Paul Nizan, French author (d. 1940)
1906 - Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
1906 - Puyi, Emperor of China (d. 1967)
1907 - Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
1908 - Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
1909 - Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
1914 - Ramón Mercader, Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky (d. 1978)
1915 - Eddie Bracken, American actor (d. 2002)
1915 - Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (d. 2007)
1918 - Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
1920 - An Wang, Chinese-born computer pioneer (d. 1990)
1922 - Hattie Jacques, English actress (d. 1980)
1926 - Konstantin Feoktistov, cosmonaut
1927 - Juliette Greco, French singer and actor
1927 - Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
1932 - Gay Talese, American author
1932 - Al Worden, American astronaut
1933 - John Anderton, English footballer
1934 - Earl King, American musician (d. 2003)
1934 - Eddie Fenech Adami, President of Malta
1934 - King Curtis, American saxophonist (d. 1971)
1937 - Juan Pizarro, Major League Baseball pitcher
1938 - S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
1941 - Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
1943 - Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
1945 - Gerald Davies, Welsh rugby player
1945 - Pete Postlethwaite, English actor
1945 - Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
1946 - Hector Babenco, Brazilian film director, Kiss of the Spider Woman
1947 - Joe Shea, American journalist
1949 - Joe English (musician), American drummer
1949 - Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
1951 - Benny Ayala, baseball player
1952 - Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
1953 - Dan Quisenberry, baseball player (d. 1998)
1954 - Dieter Bohlen German composer
1954 - Brian Morton, Scottish writer
1955 - Rolf Benirschke, American football player
1955 - Mario Coutinho, Brazilian physician
1955 - Miguel Ferrer, American actor
1956 - Emo Philips, American comedian
1956 - Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
1957 - Carney Lansford, American baseball player
1957 - Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
1960 - James Spader, American actor
1962 - Garth Brooks, American singer
1962 - Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
1962 - David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)
1965 - Jason Gedrick, American actor
1965 - Chris Rock, American comedian and actor
1967 - Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player
1967 - Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
1968 - Peter Bondra, Ukrainian-born hockey player
1968 - Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
1969 - Yves Racine, Canadian ice hockey player
1972 - Alex Bassi, American race car driver
1972 - Robyn Lively, American actress
1973 - Juwan Howard, American basketball player
1974 - Steve Nash, Canadian basketball player
1974 - J Dilla, American hip-hop producer (d. 2006)
1974 - Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
1975 - Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
1975 - Alexandre Daigle, National Hockey League player
1976 - Sreto Ristić, German footballer
1977 - Paul Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 - Ashton Kutcher, American actor
1978 - Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian international footballer
1978 - Endy Chávez, baseball player
1978 - David Aebischer, National Hockey League goaltender
1979 - Cerina Vincent, American actress
1979 - Jon Leicester, American baseball player
1983 - Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
1983 - Teshome Getu, Ethiopian footballer
1983 - Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
1985 - Tina Majorino, American actress
1985 - Clara Bryant, American actress
1986 - Deanna Casaluce, Canadian actress
1988 - Ai Kago, Japanese singer
1988 - Matthew Stafford, American college footabll player
1989 - Louisa Lytton - British Actress
1990 - Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player
1991 - Rachel Sibner, American actress
1992 - Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
1992 - Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete
1993 - David Dorfman, American actor
1993 - Philip Wiegratz, German actor
1996 - Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer

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