Monday, February 4, 2008

Today's Birthdays!

1524 - Luis de Camões, Portugal's greatest poet. (d. 1580)
1575 - Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1629)
1620 - Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
1646 - Hans Erasmus Aßmann, Freiherr von Abschatz, German statesman and poet (d. 1699)
1677 - Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
1688 - Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (d. 1763)
1725 - Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
1746 - Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Belarusian and Lithuanian national hero (d. 1817)
1778 - A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
1799 - Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (d. 1854)
1808 - Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
1859 - Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya
1841 - Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
1846 - Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
1848 - Jean Aicard, French poet (d. 1921)
1849 - Jean Richepin, French poet (d. 1926)
1871 - Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
1873 - Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
1875 - Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (d. 1953)
1881 - Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
1892 - Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
1882 - E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
1895 - Nigel Bruce, English actor (d. 1953)
1896 - Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (d. 1938)
1896 - Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
1897 - Ludwig Erhard, 2nd Bundeskanzler of Germany (d. 1977)
1900 - Jacques Prévert, French poet and lyricist (d. 1977)
1901 - Jascha Heifetz, Lithuanian violinist (d. 1987)
1902 - Charles Lindbergh, American pilot (d. 1974)
1902 - Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
1904 - MacKinlay Kantor, American writer (d. 1977)
1905 - Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
1906 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (d. 1945)
1906 - Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer (d. 1997)
1908 - Julian Bell, British poet (d. 1937)
1912 - Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
1912 - Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (d. 1993)
1912 - Byron Nelson, American golfer (d. 2006)
1912 - Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
1913 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
1914 - Alfred Andersch, German writer (d. 1980)
1915 - Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
1915 - William Talman, American actor (d. 1968)
1915 - Norman Wisdom, English actor and comedian
1916 - Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
1917 - Yahya Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 1980)
1918 - Ida Lupino, English film actress and director (d. 1995)
1918 - Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
1918 - Janet Waldo, American actress
1921 - Betty Friedan, American feminist (d. 2006)
1921 - K. R. Narayanan, President of India (d. 2005)
1923 - Conrad Bain, Canadian-born actor
1925 - Russell Hoban, American writer
1929 - Jerry Adler, American actor
1931 - Isabel Martínez de Perón, third wife of Argentine president Juan Perón
1935 - Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (d. 1989)
1936 - David Brenner, American comedian
1936 - Gary Conway, American actor
1937 - David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
1940 - George Romero, American director, screenwriter and producer
1940 - John Schuck, American actor
1941 - John Steel, British musician (The Animals)
1943 - Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
1943 - Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
1944 - Florence LaRue, American singer (The Fifth Dimension)
1947 - Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States
1948 - Alice Cooper, American musician
1949 - Michael Beck, American actor
1950 - Pamela Franklin, British actress
1951 - Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
1951 - Phil Ehart, American musician (Kansas)
1951 - Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
1951 - Stan Papi, American baseball player
1952 - Lisa Eichhorn, American actress
1952 - Jerry Shirley, drummer of rock band Humble Pie.
1952 - Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
1953 - Kitaro, Japanese composer
1955 - Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister
1957 - Don Davis, American composer
1957 - Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
1958 - Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
1959 - Pamelyn Ferdin, American actress
1959 - Lawrence Taylor, American football player.
1960 - Tim Booth, British singer (James)
1960 - Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
1960 - Jenette Goldstein, American actress
1960 - Jonathan Larson, American composer (d. 1996)
1961 - Stewart O'Nan, American author
1961 - Denis Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
1962 - Clint Black, American musician
1962 - Michael Riley, Canadian actor
1962 - Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
1963 - Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss skier
1964 - Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
1965 - Jerome Brown, American football player (d. 1992)
1966 - Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
1966 - Kyoko Koizumi, Japanese actress and singer
1967 - Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (d. 1995)
1968 - Marko Matvere, Estonian actor
1969 - Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
1969 - Dallas Drake, ice hockey player
1970 - Gabrielle Anwar, English actress
1971 - Rob Corddry, American actor and comedian
1971 - Michael A. Goorjian, American actor
1972 - Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
1973 - Oscar de la Hoya, Mexican-born boxer
1974 - Eric Townsend, American musician and record producer
1974 - Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international
1975 - Natalie Imbruglia, Australian musician and actress
1975 - Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
1976 - Cam'ron, American rapper
1977 - Gavin DeGraw, American musician
1978 - Danna Garcia, Colombian actress
1979 - Andrei Arlovski, Russian mixed martial artist
1979 - Giorgio Pantano, Italian racing car driver
1981 - Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
1981 - Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player
1981 - Tom Mastny, Indonesian baseball player
1982 - Chris Sabin, American professional wrestler
1982 - Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
1982 - Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
1984 - Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer
1985 - Bug Hall, American actor
1986 - Mohammad Mahmudullah, Bangladeshi cricketer
1987 - Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player
1988 - Eoin McDowell, Irish rugby player
1988 - Alexandros Pagalis, Greek footballer
1988 - Carly Patterson, American gymnast

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