Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1 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 jurist and Member of Parliament (d. 1634)
* 1635 – Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
* 1659 – Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (d. 1729)
* 1663 – Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino foundress of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
* 1687 – Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist (d. 1733)
* 1690 – Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian composer (d. 1768)
* 1710 – Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (d. 1771)
* 1761 – Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
* 1763 – Thomas Campbell, Irish theologian (d. 1854)
* 1764 – George Duff, Royal Navy Captain, killed in action at the Battle of Trafalgar (d.1805)
* 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)
* 1841 – William Davenport, American magician (d. 1877)
* 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 – Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (d. 1949)
* 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)
* 1897 – Denise Robins, (aka Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (d. 1985)
* 1898 – Leila Denmark, American pediatrician and medical researcher who co-developed the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine and supercentenarian.
* 1901 – Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
* 1901 – Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
* 1902 – Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
* 1902 – Langston Hughes African-American poet and author (d. 1967)
* 1904 – S. J. Perelman, American humorist (d. 1979)
* 1905 – Emilio G. Segrè, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
* 1906 – Adetokunbo Ademola, Nigerian Chief Justice (d. 1993)
* 1906 – Hildegarde, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
* 1907 – Günter Eich, German lyricist (d. 1972)
* 1907 – Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (d. 1993)
* 1908 – George Pal, Hungarian-born director and producer (d. 1980)
* 1909 – George Beverly Shea, Canadian singer
* 1910 – Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Tibetan politician (d. 2009)
* 1915 – Stanley Matthews, English footballer (d. 2000)
* 1917 – A. K. Hangal, Indian Character Actor
* 1917 – Eiji Sawamura, Japanese baseball player (d. 1944)
* 1918 – Muriel Spark, Scottish author (d. 2006)
* 1921 – Patricia Robins (alias Claire Lorrimer), British writer
* 1921 – Peter Sallis, English actor
* 1921 – Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (d. 2004)
* 1924 – Richard Hooker, American writer (d. 1997)
* 1924 – Ben Weider, Canadian businessman and author (d. 2008)
* 1926 – Shane Devine, United States Federal Judge (d. 1999)
* 1928 – Tom Lantos, American politician (d. 2008)
* 1928 – Stuart Whitman, American actor
* 1930 – Shahabuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
* 1930 – Mario Beaulieu, Canadian politician (d. 1998)
* 1930 – Hossain Mohammad Ershad, Bangladeshi politician
* 1931 – Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
* 1931 – Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of the Russian Federation (d. 2007)
* 1932 – Jan Ramberg, Swedish law professor, and arbitration court judge
* 1934 – Bob Shane, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio)
* 1936 – Azie Taylor Morton, American civil servant, and 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
* 1938 – Niculiţă Secrieriu, Romanian painter (d. 2002)
* 1939 – Fritjof Capra, Austrian physicist
* 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, Canadian harness racer
* 1941 – Karl Dall, German television host
* 1941 – Jerry Spinelli, children's author
* 1942 – Terry Jones, Welsh actor and writer
* 1942 – Muna Wassef, Syrian/Arab actress and United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
* 1944 – Mike Enzi, American politician, senior senator from Wyoming
* 1944 – Dick Snyder, American basketball player
* 1944 – Burkhard Ziese, German football manager (d. 2010)
* 1945 – Serge Joyal, Canadian politician
* 1946 – Chris Clark, Motown Soul singer
* 1946 – Elisabeth Sladen, English Actress (d. 2011)
* 1946 – Gerhard Welz, German footballer
* 1947 – Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
* 1947 – Normie Rowe, Australian singer
* 1947 – Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
* 1948 – Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004)
* 1950 – Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
* 1951 – Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
* 1952 – Jenő Jandó, Hungarian pianist
* 1953 – Brendan Batson, English former footballer
* 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
* 1957 – Renae Jacobs, American voice actress
* 1958 – Luther Blissett, English footballer
* 1958 – Ryo Horikawa, Japanese voice actor
* 1958 – Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
* 1961 – Volker Fried, German field hockey player
* 1961 – Daniel Tani, NASA astronaut
* 1962 – José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
* 1962 – Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
* 1963 – Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
* 1964 – Jani Lane American musician, songwriter (d. 2011)
* 1964 – Mario Pelchat, Canadian 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 – Vasilis Dimitriadis, Greek footballer
* 1966 – Donna Edmondson, Playboy Playmate
* 1966 – Rob Lee, English footballer
* 1967 – Meg Cabot, American author
* 1967 – Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
* 1968 – Kent Mercker, American baseball player
* 1968 – Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress
* 1968 – Mark Recchi, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1968 – Pauly Shore, American comedian
* 1969 – Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
* 1969 – Brian Krause, American actor
* 1969 – Joshua Redman, American musician
* 1969 – Patrick Wilson, American musician (Weezer)
* 1970 – Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver
* 1970 – Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000)
* 1971 – Harald Martin Brattbakk, Norwegian footballer
* 1971 – Michael C. Hall, American actor
* 1971 – Ajay Jadeja, Former Indian cricketer
* 1971 – Jill Kelly, American porn actress
* 1971 – Hynden Walch, American actress
* 1971 – Ron Welty, American musician
* 1971 – Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian footballer
* 1972 – Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality
* 1972 – Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
* 1973 – Andrew DeClercq, American basketball player
* 1973 – Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder, musician and comic book artist
* 1973 – Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress
* 1974 – Walter McCarty, American basketball player
* 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
* 1977 – Robert Traylor, American basketball player (d. 2011)
* 1978 – Domenick Davies, Welsh-born German rugby player
* 1978 – Tim Harding, Australian singer (Hi-5)
* 1979 – Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
* 1979 – Valentín Elizalde, Mexican singer (d. 2006)
* 1979 – Rachelle LeFevre, Canadian actress
* 1979 – Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
* 1980 – Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
* 1980 – Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
* 1980 – Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
* 1981 – Rob Austin, British racing driver
* 1981 – Luis Lamá, Angolan footballer
* 1981 – Graeme Smith, South African cricketer
* 1982 – Gavin Henson, Welsh rugby player
* 1982 – Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
* 1983 – Kevin Martin, American basketball player
* 1983 – Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgian cyclist
* 1983 – Andrew VanWyngarden, musician (MGMT)
* 1984 – Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
* 1984 – Lee Thompson Young, American actor
* 1985 – Jodi Gordon, Australian actress and model
* 1985 – Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher
* 1985 – Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
* 1986 – Lauren Conrad, American reality TV personality
* 1987 – Wu Jingyu, Chinese taekwondo practitioner
* 1987 – Heather Morris, American actress and dancer
* 1987 – Giuseppe Rossi, Italian footballer
* 1987 – Montario Hardesty, American football player
* 1988 – Mark Healey, British computer games developer
* 1988 – Brett Anderson, American baseball player
* 1989 – Ricky Pinheiro, Portuguese footballer
* 1990 – Laura Marling, English singer-songwriter
* 1991 – Luca Caldirola, Italian footballer

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