Friday, February 1, 2008

Today's Birthdays

1261 - Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326)
1459 - Conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)
1462 - Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)
1552 - Edward Coke, English colonial entrepreneur (d. 1634)
1635 - Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
1690 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian composer (d. 1768)
1761 - Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
1796 - Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
1801 - Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
1820 - George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
1844 - G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (d. 1924)
1851 - Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
1859 - Victor Herbert, Irish composer (d. 1924)
1872 - Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)
1872 - Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
1873 - Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
1873 - John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
1874 - Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian writer (d. 1929)
1878 - Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (d. 1944)
1882 - Louis Stephen St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1973)
1884 - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (d. 1937)
1887 - Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
1894 - John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
1894 - James P. Johnson, American composer (d. 1955)
1895 - Conn Smythe, Canadian builder of the National Hockey League (d. 1980)
1901 - Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
1902 - Langston Hughes American writer (d. 1967)
1902 - Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
1904 - S. J. Perelman, American humorist (d. 1979)
1905 - Emilio G. Segrè, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
1906 - Hildegarde, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
1907 - Günter Eich, German lyricist (d. 1972)
1907 - Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (d. 1993)
1908 - George Pál, Hungarian-born director and producer (d. 1980)
1909 - George Beverly Shea, Canadian singer
1915 - Stanley Matthews, English football player (d. 2000)
1918 - Muriel Spark, Scottish author (d. 2006)
1922 - Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (d. 2004)
1924 - H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
1924 - Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
1926 - Stuart Whitman, American actor
1930 - Shahabuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh
1930 - Mario Beaulieu, Quebec politician (d. 1998)
1930 - Hossain Mohammad Ershad, Bangladeshi politician
1931 - Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of the Russian Federation (d. 2007)
1931 - Iajuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh
1934 - Bob Shane, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio)
1936 - Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
1937 - Don Everly, American musician (Everly Brothers)
1937 - Garrett Morris, American comedian
1937 - Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
1938 - Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor
1939 - Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
1939 - Paul Gillmor, American politician (d. 2007)
1939 - Joe Sample, American jazz pianist
1940 - Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (d. 1996)
1940 - Hervé Filion, Quebec harness racer
1941 - Karl Dall, German television host
1941 - Jerry Spinelli, children's author
1942 - Terry Jones, Welsh actor and writer
1944 - Burkhard Ziese, German football manager
1945 - Serge Joyal, French Canadian politician
1947 - Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
1947 - Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
1948 - Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004)
1948 - Elisabeth Sladen, British actress
1950 - Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
1951 - Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
1953 - Brendan Batson, English former footballer
1953 - Duane Chapman, American TV personality
1954 - Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)
1954 - Bill Mumy, American actor and musician
1955 - Ernie Camacho, baseball player
1956 - Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
1956 - Exene Cervenka, American musician
1956 - Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1958 - Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
1958 - Luther Blissett, English footballer
1961 - Volker Fried, German field hockey player
1962 - José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
1962 - Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
1964 - Mario Pelchat, Quebec singer
1964 - Linus Roache, English actor
1965 - Sherilyn Fenn, American actress
1965 - Brandon Lee, American actor (d. 1993)
1965 - Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
1966 - Michelle Akers, American soccer player
1966 - Rob Lee, English footballer
1967 - Meg Cabot, American author
1967 - Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
1968 - Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress
1968 - Pauly Shore, American comedian
1968 - Mark Recchi, Canadian ice hockey player
1968 - Kent Mercker, American baseball player
1969 - Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
1969 - Joshua Redman, American musician
1969 - Brian Krause, American actor
1969 - Patrick Wilson, American musician
1970 - Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000)
1970 - Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver
1971 - Michael C. Hall, American actor
1971 - Jill Kelly, American porn actress
1971 - Ron Welty, American musician
1971 - Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian footballer
1971 - Ajay Jadeja, Former Indian cricketer
1972 - Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality
1972 - Kami (musician), Full name Kamimura Ukyou, Drummer of the Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer
1973 - Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder, musician and comic book artist
1973 - Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress
1974 - Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist
1974 - David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
1975 - Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)
1975 - Katerina Thanou, Greek sprinter
1976 - Phil Ivey, American poker player
1977 - Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer
1979 - Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
1979 - Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
1979 - Valentin Elizalde, Mexican Singer (d.2006)
1980 - Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
1980 - Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
1980 - Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
1981 - Luis Lamá, Angolan footballer
1981 - Graeme Smith, South African cricketer
1981 - Rob Austin, British racing driver
1982 - Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
1983 - Kevin Martin, American basketball player
1984 - Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
1984 - Lee Thompson Young, American actor
1985 - Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
1985 - Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher
1985 - Jodi Gordon, Australian actress and model
1986 - Lauren Conrad, American TV star

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