Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13 Birthdays

* 711 BC – Jimmu, Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)
* 1457 – Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)
* 1480 – Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)
* 1599 – Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)
* 1672 – Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)
* 1683 – Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. 1754)
* 1719 – George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, British naval officer (d. 1792)
* 1721 – John Reid, British army general and composer (d. 1807)
* 1728 – John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
* 1768 – Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)
* 1769 – Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
* 1805 – Peter Gustav Dirichlet, German mathematician (d. 1859)
* 1811 – François Achille Bazaine, French marshal (d. 1888)
* 1831 – John Aaron Rawlins, American soldier, civil servant, and 29th United States Secretary of War (d. 1869)
* 1834 – Heinrich Caro, German Chemist (d. 1910)
* 1835 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 1908)
* 1849 – Lord Randolph Churchill, British statesman (d. 1895)
* 1849 – Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt German impostor who became famous as The Captain of Köpenick (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick) (d. 1922)
* 1855 – Paul Deschanel, French President (d. 1922)
* 1866 – Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
* 1870 – Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist, composer (d. 1938)
* 1873 – Feodor Chaliapin, Russian bass (d. 1938)
* 1876 – Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
* 1879 – Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
* 1881 – Eleanor Farjeon, English author (d. 1965)
* 1883 – Hal Chase, American baseball player (d. 1947)
* 1883 – Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Russian-Armenian director (d. 1922)
* 1884 – Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (d. 1961)
* 1885 – Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
* 1887 – Géza Csáth, Hungarian writer (d. 1919)
* 1888 – George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
* 1889 – Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and theatre director (d. 1974)
* 1891 – Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)
* 1891 – Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
* 1892 – Robert H. Jackson, American jurist, 57th United States Attorney General and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1954)
* 1897 – William S. Bowdern, American Jesuit Roman Catholic priest (d. 1983)
* 1900 – Roy Harrod, English economist (d. 1978)
* 1901 – Paul Lazarsfeld, American Sociologist (d. 1976)
* 1902 – Harold Lasswell, American political scientist (d. 1978)
* 1903 – Georgy Beriev, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1979)
* 1903 – Georges Simenon, Belgian writer (d. 1989)
* 1906 – Patsy Callighen, Canadian Hockey Player (d. 1964)
* 1906 – Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
* 1907 – Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (d. 2004)
* 1910 – William Shockley, British-American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1989)
* 1911 – Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani Urdu poet, Lenin Peace Prize winner (d. 1984)
* 1911 – Jean Muir, American actress (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia (d. 1982)
* 1915 – Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)
* 1915 – Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
* 1916 – John Reed, British actor and singer (d. 2010)
* 1918 – Patty Berg, American golfer (d. 2006)
* 1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
* 1919 – Eddie Robinson, American football coach (d. 2007)
* 1920 – Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
* 1920 – Eileen Farrell, American opera soprano (d. 2002)
* 1921 – Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)
* 1921 – Jeanne Demessieux, French organist, pianist, composer (d. 1968)
* 1922 – Francis Pym, British Foreign Secretary 1982-83 (d. 2008)
* 1922 – Gordon Tullock, American economist
* 1923 – Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
* 1923 – Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
* 1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
* 1924 – Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (d. 2006)
* 1928 – Dorothy McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
* 1929 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian ruler (d. 1981)
* 1930 – Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
* 1930 – Israel Kirzner, American economist
* 1932 – Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
* 1933 – Paul Biya, Cameroon politician
* 1933 – Caroline Blakiston, British actress
* 1933 – Costa Gavras, Greek-French filmmaker
* 1933 – Patrick Godfrey, British actor
* 1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
* 1933 – Peter L. Pond, American activist and philanthropist (d. 2000)
* 1933 – Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer
* 1934 – George Segal, American actor
* 1935 – Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)
* 1937 – Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
* 1938 – Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)
* 1939 – Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
* 1940 – Arne Sølvberg, Norwegian computer scientist
* 1941 – Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
* 1941 – Sigmar Polke, German painter
* 1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress
* 1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
* 1942 – Donald E. Williams, NASA astronaut
* 1943 – Elaine Pagels, American theologian
* 1944 – Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)
* 1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress
* 1944 – Jerry Springer, American television host
* 1944 – Bo Svenson, Swedish-born actor
* 1944 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
* 1945 – King Floyd, American musician (d. 2006)
* 1945 – Simon Schama, British historian
* 1945 – William Sleator, American science fiction author
* 1945 – David Tremlett, English artist
* 1946 – Richard Blumenthal, American Senator
* 1946 – Louis Kondos, Greek actor
* 1946 – Colin Matthews, British composer
* 1947 – Stephen Hadley, U.S. National Security Adviser
* 1947 – Dick Kaysø, Danish actor
* 1947 – Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
* 1947 – Kevin Bloody Wilson, Australian Comic Singer
* 1949 – Judy Dyble, British singer/songwriter (Fairport Convention)
* 1950 – Ewa Aulin, Swedish actress
* 1950 – Bob Daisley, Australian musician, bassist (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne)
* 1950 – Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis), composer and humanitarian
* 1950 – Donna Hanover, American journalist, radio and television personality
* 1951 – Ellen Bry, American actress
* 1951 – Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
* 1951 – David Naughton, American actor and singer
* 1952 – Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist
* 1953 – Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
* 1954 – Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)
* 1955 – Joe Birkett, American lawyer
* 1956 – Liam Brady, Irish footballer
* 1956 – Peter Hook, English bassist (Joy Division and New Order)
* 1956 – Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, Jordanian Royal Family member
* 1956 – Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
* 1956 – Richard Tyson, American actor
* 1957 – Denise Austin, American fitness expert
* 1958 – Pernilla August, Swedish actress
* 1958 – Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist
* 1958 – Derek Riggs, British artist
* 1958 – Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
* 1959 – Richard Eden, American actor
* 1959 – Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
* 1959 – Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1960 – Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
* 1960 – Gary Patterson, American football coach
* 1960 – Matt Salinger, American actor
* 1960 – Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player
* 1961 – Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
* 1961 – Kyi Hla Han, Burmese golfer
* 1961 – Cevin Key, Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy, Subconscious Communications)
* 1961 – Henry Rollins, American musician, comedian, and actor (Black Flag)
* 1962 – Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, American politician and 8th Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
* 1962 – Hugh Dennis, English actor and comedian
* 1962 – May Sweet, Burmese singer
* 1963 – Thomas Miller, German footballer
* 1964 – Stephen G. Bowen, NASA astronaut
* 1964 – Yamantaka Eye, Japanese musician (Boredoms)
* 1964 – Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician
* 1964 – Mark Patton, American actor
* 1966 – Jeff Waters, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
* 1967 – Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
* 1968 – Kelly Hu, American actress
* 1968 – Niamh Kavanagh, Irish singer
* 1969 – Ahlam, Bahraini singer
* 1969 – Andrew Bryniarski, American film actor
* 1970 – Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer
* 1970 – Diane Youdale, British television personality
* 1971 – Sonia, British singer
* 1971 – Galen Gering, American actor
* 1971 – Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player
* 1971 – Todd Williams, American baseball player
* 1972 – Charlie Garner, American football player
* 1973 – Jorg Bergmeister German race car driver
* 1974 – Fonzworth Bentley, American hip-hop artist
* 1974 – Jeff Duran, American radio personality
* 1974 – Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player
* 1974 – Robbie Williams, English singer
* 1975 – Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler, German politician
* 1975 – Ben Collins, British racing driver
* 1975 – Tony Dalton, Mexican (American born) actor and screenwriter
* 1975 – Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician
* 1976 – Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1976 – Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
* 1976 – Martin Sastre, Uruguayan artist
* 1977 –Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist (My Dying Bride)
* 1978 – Philippe Jaroussky, French sopranist countertenor
* 1978 – Randy Moss, American football player
* 1979 – Lucy Brown, British actress
* 1979 – Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
* 1979 – Mena Suvari, American actress
* 1980 – Sebastian Kehl, German footballer
* 1980 – Mark Watson, British comedian
* 1981 – Matías Agüero, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
* 1981 – Sam Burley, American middle-distance track athlete
* 1981 – Luisão, Brazilian footballer
* 1981 – Liam Miller, Irish footballer
* 1981 – Luke Ridnour, American basketball player
* 1982 – Lanisha Cole, American model
* 1983 – Mike Nickeas, American baseball player
* 1985 – Matthieu Franke, French-born German rugby player
* 1985 – Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
* 1985 – Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer
* 1986 – Stephen Colletti, American TV star
* 1986 – Luke Moore, English footballer
* 1986 – Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
* 1987 – Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer
* 1988 – Fuat Kalkan, Turkish footballer
* 1988 – Aston Merrygold, English singer
* 1989 – Carly McKillip, Canadian actress
* 1989 – Rhys Palmer, Australian footballer
* 1989 – Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian Footballer
* 1990 – Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer
* 1990 – Gyaincain Norbu, 11th Panchen Lama
* 1993 – Sophie Evans, Welsh musician
* 1995 – Ayame Koike, Japanese actress

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