Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12 Birthdays

* 1074 – Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
* 1218 – Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
* 1567 – Thomas Campion, English composer and poet (d. 1620)
* 1606 – John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
* 1637 – Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist (d. 1680)
* 1663 – Cotton Mather, New England minister (d. 1728)
* 1665 – Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
* 1704 – Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
* 1728 – Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
* 1752 – Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (d. 1821)
* 1753 – François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
* 1768 – Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)
* 1775 – Louisa Adams, First Lady of the United States (1825–1829), widow of John Quincy Adams (d. 1852)
* 1777 – Bernard Courtois, French chemist (d. 1838)
* 1777 – Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)
* 1785 – Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
* 1788 – Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)
* 1791 – Peter Cooper, American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (d. 1883)
* 1794 – Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
* 1804 – Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
* 1809 – Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
* 1809 – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-his death) (d. 1865)
* 1828 – George Meredith, English writer (d. 1909)
* 1843 – John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
* 1857 – Bobby Peel, English cricketer (d. 1943)
* 1861 – Lou Andreas-Salome, Russian-born author (d. 1937)
* 1865 – Kazimierz Tetmajer, Polish poet and writer (d. 1940)
* 1869 – Emperor Kien Phuc, the 7th emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1884)
* 1870 – Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
* 1876 – Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (1879-his death) (d. 1933)
* 1880 – John L. Lewis, American labor union leader (d. 1969)
* 1884 – Max Beckmann, German artist (d. 1950)
* 1884 – Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
* 1884 – Alice Roosevelt Longworth, elder daughter of Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1980)
* 1884 – Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
* 1885 – Julius Streicher, Nazi German publisher (d. 1946)
* 1889 – Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk and supercentenarian (d. 1999)
* 1893 – Omar Bradley, American general, the last surviving five-star general in the United States and the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (d. 1981)
* 1897 – Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
* 1898 – Wallace Ford, English-born actor (d. 1966)
* 1900 – Roger J. Traynor, American judge (d. 1983)
* 1902 – William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
* 1903 – Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
* 1903 – Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
* 1904 – Ted Mack, American television host (d. 1976)
* 1907 – Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
* 1907 – Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
* 1908 – Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
* 1908 – Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
* 1908 – August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
* 1909 – Sigmund Rascher, German SS doctor (d. 1945)
* 1911 – Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
* 1912 – R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
* 1914 – Tex Beneke, American musician and band leader (d. 2000)
* 1914 – Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
* 1915 – Lorne Greene, Canadian actor (d. 1987)
* 1916 – Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
* 1917 – Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
* 1918 – Julian Schwinger, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
* 1919 – Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)
* 1920 – William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
* 1920 – Pran, Indian actor
* 1922 – Hussein Onn, Malaysian politician, Prime Minister (1976–1981) (d. 1990)
* 1923 – Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director and designer
* 1923 – Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi (d. 2010)
* 1925 – Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
* 1926 – Joe Garagiola, American baseball player and announcer
* 1926 – Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
* 1930 – John Doyle, Irish hurler
* 1930 – Arlen Specter, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
* 1931 – Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author (d. 2008)
* 1932 – Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
* 1932 – Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (d. 1998)
* 1933 – Costa-Gavras, Greek filmmaker
* 1934 – Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
* 1934 – Anne Krueger, American economist
* 1934 – Bill Russell, American basketball player
* 1935 – Gene McDaniels, American singer
* 1936 – Joe Don Baker, American actor
* 1936 – Paul Shenar, American actor
* 1937 – Charles Dumas, American athlete (d. 2004)
* 1938 – Judy Blume, American author
* 1938 – Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
* 1939 – Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (The Doors)
* 1940 – Ralph Bates, English actor (d. 1991)
* 1941 – Naomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer (d. 1984)
* 1942 – Ehud Barak, Israeli politician, Prime Minister of Israel (1999–2001)
* 1942 – Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
* 1944 – Moe Bandy, American singer
* 1945 – Maud Adams, Swedish actress
* 1945 – David Friedman, American economist
* 1946 – Cliff DeYoung, American actor and musician
* 1946 – Jean Eyeghe Ndong, Prime Minister of Gabon
* 1946 – Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
* 1947 – Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
* 1947 – Jim Durham, American sportscaster
* 1948 – Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
* 1948 – Mike Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1949 – Joaquín Sabina, Spanish singer and songwriter
* 1950 – Michael Ironside, Canadian actor
* 1950 – Steve Hackett, English guitarist (Genesis)
* 1951 – Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
* 1952 – Simon MacCorkindale, British actor (d. 2010)
* 1952 – Michael McDonald, American musician
* 1953 – Joanna Kerns, American actress
* 1953 – Nabil Shaban, British actor
* 1953 – Robin Thomas, American actor
* 1954 – Joseph Jordania, Australian/Georgian evolutionary musicologist
* 1954 – Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
* 1954 – Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
* 1955 – Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
* 1955 – Chet Lemon, American baseball player
* 1956 – Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
* 1956 – Brian Robertson, Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy and Motörhead)
* 1958 – Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
* 1958 – Bobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1959 – Larry Nance, American basketball player
* 1959 – Dan Puric, Romanian actor, director and writer
* 1959 – Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress
* 1960 – George Gray, American professional wrestler
* 1961 – Jim Harris, Canadian politician
* 1962 – Jimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player
* 1963 –Rubén Amaro, Jr., major league baseball outfielder and general manager
* 1963 – Ed Lover, American radio personality
* 1964 – Michel Petit, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1965 – Christine Elise, American actress
* 1965 – John Michael Higgins, American actor
* 1967 – Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
* 1967 – Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
* 1968 – Josh Brolin, American actor
* 1968 – Grégory Charles, Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio and television host
* 1968 – Christopher McCandless, American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild (d. 1992)
* 1968 – Chynna Phillips, American singer
* 1969 – Darren Aronofsky, American director and writer
* 1969 – Hong Myung-Bo, Korean footballer
* 1969 – Meja, Swedish singer
* 1969 – Brad Werenka, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1970 – Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
* 1970 – Judd Winick, writer and artist
* 1971 – Scott Menville American voice actor
* 1972 – Ajay Naidu, Indian-American actor
* 1972 – Owen Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1972 – Sophie Zelmani, Swedish singer/songwriter
* 1973 – Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater
* 1973 – Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress
* 1974 – Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver
* 1975 – Scot Pollard, American basketball player
* 1975 – Cliff Blezinski, Design Director for Epic Games
* 1976 – Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer
* 1976 – Silvia Saint, Czech pornographic actress
* 1977 – Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player
* 1978 – Douglas Fisher, American high school security guard and musician
* 1978 – Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer
* 1978 – Gethin Jones, Welsh television presenter
* 1978 – Silver Meikar, Estonian politician
* 1979 – Richard Barnwell, English footballer
* 1979 – Antonio Chatman, American football player
* 1979 – Matt Mauck, American football player
* 1979 – Jesse Spencer, Australian actor
* 1980 – Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
* 1980 – Sarah Lancaster, American actress
* 1980 – Christina Ricci, American actress
* 1981 – Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer
* 1982 –Jonas Hiller, Swiss ice hockey goaltender
* 1982 – Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
* 1982 – Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand All Black rugby player
* 1983 – Carlton Brewster, American football player
* 1984 – Lolly Badcock, English pornographic actress
* 1984 – Alexandra Dahlström, Swedish actress
* 1984 – Brad Keselowski, American racing car driver
* 1984 – Aylar Lie, Norwegian model
* 1984 – Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer
* 1985 – Saskia Burmeister, Australian actress
* 1986 – Diego Ângelo, Brazilian footballer
* 1988 – Nana Eikura, Japanese actress
* 1992 – Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
* 1993 – Jennifer Stone, American actress

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