Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 14 Birthdays

* 1468 – Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)
* 1483 – Babur, Moghul emperor of India (d. 1530)
* 1602 – Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. 1676)
* 1679 – Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, composer and organist from southern Germany (d. 1735)
* 1680 – John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
* 1692 – Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)
* 1701 – Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
* 1763 – Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
* 1766 – Thomas Robert Malthus, English demographer and political economist (d. 1834)
* 1778 – Fernando Sor (baptized), Spanish composer (d. 1839)
* 1778 – Minh Mang, the second emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam (d. 1841)
* 1799 – Walenty Wańkowicz, Polish painter (d. 1842)
* 1800 – Emory Washburn, American politician and 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
* 1812 – Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
* 1818 – Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
* 1819 – Christopher Sholes, American inventor (d. 1890)
* 1824 – Winfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War general (d. 1886)
* 1828 – Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
* 1838 – Margaret E. Knight, American inventor, (d. 1914)
* 1846 – Julian Scott, American artist and American Civil War Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1901)
* 1847 – Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette (d. 1919)
* 1847 – Queen Maria Pia of Savoy of Portugal (d. 1911)
* 1848 – Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
* 1856 – Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (d. 1931)
* 1859 – George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., American engineer and inventor (d. 1896)
* 1860 – Eugen Schiffer, German politician (d. 1954)
* 1869 – Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1959)
* 1871 – Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
* 1884 – Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor, film director (d. 1947)
* 1884 – Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
* 1884 – Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
* 1885 – Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-born Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
* 1890 – Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
* 1892 – Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
* 1894 – Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)
* 1895 – Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
* 1898 – Bill Tilman, English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)
* 1898 – Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-born American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)
* 1903 – Stuart Erwin, American actor (d. 1967)
* 1904 – Charles Oatley, British electrical engineer (d. 1996)
* 1904 – Hertta Kuusinen, Finnish communist (d. 1974)
* 1905 – Thelma Ritter, American actress (d. 1969)
* 1912 – Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
* 1913 – Mel Allen, American sports reporter (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Woody Hayes, American college football coach (d. 1987)
* 1913 – Jimmy Hoffa, American labor union leader (presumed d. 1975)
* 1913 – James Pike, American Episcopal bishop (d. 1969)
* 1914 – Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
* 1916 – Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
* 1916 – Sally Gray, English actress (d. 2006)
* 1916 – Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (d. 1996)
* 1916 – Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
* 1917 – Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 2011)
* 1920 – Judith Holzmeister, Austrian actress (d. 2008)
* 1921 – Hugh Downs, American television host
* 1921 – Hazel McCallion, Canadian politician and 3rd mayor of Mississauga, Ontario
* 1922 – Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)
* 1927 – Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (d. 2007)
* 1929 – Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
* 1931 – Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (d. 2006)
* 1931 – Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
* 1931 – Phyllis McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
* 1932 – Alexander Kluge, German actor and film director
* 1933 – Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
* 1934 – Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
* 1934 – Neil Davis, Australian cameraman (d. 1985)
* 1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress
* 1936 – Fanne Foxe, Argentine dancer and Wilbur Mills scandal figure
* 1936 – Andrew Prine, American actor
* 1937 – Magic Sam, American blues musician (d. 1969)
* 1939 – Eugene Fama, American economist
* 1941 – Donna Shalala, American educator
* 1941 – Paul Tsongas, American politician (d. 1997)
* 1942 – Michael Bloomberg, American media mogul and politician
* 1942 – Andrew Robinson, American actor
* 1942 – Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
* 1943 – Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter
* 1943 – Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)
* 1943 – Aaron Russo, American movie producer (d. 2007)
* 1944 – Carl Bernstein, American journalist
* 1944 – Alan Parker, British film director and writer
* 1944 – Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
* 1945 – Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
* 1946 – Bernard Dowiyogo, Nauru politician (d. 2003)
* 1946 – Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (d. 2003)
* 1947 – Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)
* 1947 – Judd Gregg, American politician
* 1948 – Pat O'Brien, American sportscaster and television host
* 1948 – Teller, American magician (Penn and Teller)
* 1950 – Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
* 1951 – Kevin Keegan, English footballer
* 1951 – JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
* 1952 – Nancy Keenan, American reproductive-rights advocate
* 1953 – Odds Bodkin, American storyteller
* 1955 – Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
* 1955 – James Eckhouse, American actor
* 1955 – Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
* 1955 – Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
* 1956 – Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
* 1957 – Alan Hunter, American TV personality
* 1957 – Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano
* 1958 – Enrique Mansilla, Argentine racing driver
* 1958 – Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
* 1959 – Renée Fleming, American soprano
* 1960 – Jim Kelly, American football player
* 1960 – Meg Tilly, American actress
* 1961 – Phillip Hamilton, American author
* 1961 – Latifa, Tunisian singer
* 1962 – Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (d. 2002)
* 1962 – Michael Higgs, English actor
* 1962 – Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
* 1962 – Philippe Sella, French rugby player
* 1963 – Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor
* 1963 – John Marzano, American baseball player
* 1964 – Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
* 1964 – Zach Galligan, American actor
* 1965 – Slick Rick, English-born American rapper
* 1966 – Petr Svoboda, Czech ice hockey player
* 1967 – Stelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur
* 1967 – Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player
* 1967 – Mark Rutte, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
* 1968 – Jules Asner, American television personality
* 1968 – Scott McClellan, American civil servant and 25th White House Press Secretary
* 1969 – Adriana Behar, Brazilian beach volleyball player
* 1969 – Harry Colon, American football player
* 1970 – Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
* 1970 – Simon Pegg, British comedian and actor
* 1971 – Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
* 1971 – Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler
* 1971 – Gheorghe Muresan, Romanian basketball player
* 1971 – Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer
* 1972 – Drew Bledsoe, American football player
* 1972 – Big Daddy V, American professional wrestler
* 1972 – Hiroshi, Japanese comedian
* 1972 – Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress
* 1972 – Rob Thomas, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
* 1973 – Tyus Edney, American basketball player
* 1973 – Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)
* 1973 – Yuka Sato, Japanese figure skater
* 1974 – Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
* 1974 – Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
* 1975 – Xie Hui, Chinese footballer
* 1975 – Yul Kwon, American reality television personality
* 1975 – Scott Owen, Australian musician (The Living End)
* 1975 – Malik Zidi, French actor
* 1976 – Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes)
* 1976 – Erica Leerhsen, American actress
* 1977 – Darren Bennett, British professional ballroom dancer
* 1977 – Donna Cruz, Filipina Actress and Singer
* 1977 – Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
* 1977 – Darren Purse, English footballer
* 1977 – Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
* 1978 – Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer
* 1978 – Dean Gaffney, British actor
* 1978 – Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
* 1978 – Darius Songaila, Lithuanian basketball player
* 1979 – Paolo Ginestra, Italian footballer
* 1979 – Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
* 1980 – Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
* 1980 – Josh Senter, American screenwriter
* 1980 – Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
* 1981 – Randy de Puniet, French motorcycle racer
* 1981 – Erin Torpey, American actress and singer
* 1982 – Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
* 1982 – John Halls, English footballer
* 1983 – Callix Crabbe, US Virgin Islander baseball player
* 1983 – Rocky Elsom, Australian rugby player
* 1983 – Rhydian Roberts, Welsh singer and reality show contestant
* 1983 – Bacary Sagna, French footballer
* 1984 – Hamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
* 1985 – Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-born British actress and model
* 1985 – Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
* 1985 – Heart Evangelista, Filipino singer and actress
* 1985 – John Prats, Filipino Actor and Dancer
* 1985 – Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
* 1985 – Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
* 1985 – Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
* 1986 – Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
* 1986 – Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress
* 1986 – Markus Karl, German footballer
* 1986 – Oliver Lee, British actor
* 1986 – Gao Lin, Chinese footballer
* 1986 – Kang Min-Soo, South Korean footballer
* 1986 – Tiffany Thornton, American actress
* 1986 – Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
* 1987 – Edinson Cavani Uruguayan footballer
* 1987 – Joseph Pichler, American actor
* 1987 – Julia Savicheva, Russian singer
* 1987 – Fabian Schönheim, German footballer
* 1987 – David Wheater, English footballer
* 1988 – Katie Boland, Canadian actress
* 1988 – Ángel di María, Argentine footballer
* 1988 – Quentin Mosimann, Swiss singer and reality show contestant
* 1988 – Asia Nitollano, American dancer and reality show contestant
* 1989 – Néstor Calderón, Mexican footballer
* 1989 – Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer
* 1989 – Emma Miskew, Canadian curler
* 1989 – Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1990 – Deeksha Seth, Indian Actress
* 1992 – Freddie Highmore, English actor
* 1994 – Paul Butcher, Jr., American actor

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