Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2 Birthdays

* 1208 – King James I of Aragon (d. 1276)
* 1455 – King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
* 1494 – Bona Sforza, queen of Poland (d. 1557)
* 1502 – Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
* 1506 – René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
* 1522 – Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
* 1600 – Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
* 1613 – Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
* 1621 – Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian humanist (d. 1679)
* 1649 – Pope Benedict XIII (d. 1730)
* 1650 – Nell Gwynne, English actress and royal mistress (d. 1687)
* 1669 – Louis Marchand, French organist and harpsichordist (d. 1732)
* 1677 – Jean-Baptiste Morin, French composer and the "Ordinaire de la Musique" to Philippe, Duke of Orléans before and perhaps during his regency (d. 1745)
* 1695 – William Borlase, English naturalist (d. 1772)
* 1695 – François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
* 1700 – Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (d. 1766)
* 1711 – Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz, Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
* 1714 – Gottfried August Homilius, German composer (d. 1785)
* 1717 – Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)
* 1754 – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French diplomat and statesman (d. 1838)
* 1786 – Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
* 1802 – Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (d. 1887)
* 1803 – Albert Sidney Johnston, American Confederate general (d. 1862)
* 1829 – Alfred Brehm, German zoologist (d. 1884)
* 1829 – William Stanley, inventor and engineer (d. 1909)
* 1841 – François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
* 1842 – Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927)
* 1849 – Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)
* 1851 – José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
* 1860 – Curtis Guild, Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
* 1861 – Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1949)
* 1873 – Leo Fall, Austrian operatta composer (d. 1925)
* 1873 – Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat and statesman (d. 1956)
* 1875 – Fritz Kreisler, Austrian violinist (d. 1962)
* 1878 – Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
* 1881 – Orval Overall, American baseball player (d. 1947)
* 1882 – James Joyce, Irish author (d. 1941)
* 1887 – Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
* 1888 – Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (d. 1969)
* 1889 – Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general, posthumous Marshal of France (d. 1952)
* 1890 – Charles Correll, American actor (d. 1972)
* 1892 – Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (d. 1959)
* 1893 – Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1974)
* 1893 – Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (d. 1970)
* 1895 – George Halas, American NFL co-founder (d. 1983)
* 1896 – Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
* 1897 – Aimé Avignon, France's former oldest living man (d. 2007)
* 1897 – Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
* 1900 – Willie Kamm, American baseball player (d. 1988)
* 1901 – Jascha Heifetz, Lithuanian violinist (d. 1987)
* 1902 – Jane Ising, German-born wife of Ernst Ising
* 1902 – Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)
* 1905 – Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author and philosopher (d. 1982)
* 1908 – Wes Ferrell, American baseball player (d. 1976)
* 1909 – Frank Albertson, American actor (d. 1964)
* 1912 – Millvina Dean, last living survivor of the RMS Titanic (d. 2009)
* 1912 – Burton Lane, American composer and lyricist (d. 1997)
* 1913 – Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
* 1914 – Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
* 1915 – Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
* 1915 – Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
* 1916 – Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
* 1917 – Đỗ Mười, Vietnamese leader
* 1918 – Hella S. Haasse, Dutch writer
* 1919 – Georg Gawliczek, German football manager (d. 1999)
* 1923 – James Dickey, American poet and author (d. 1997)
* 1923 – Bonita Granville, American actress (d. 1988)
* 1923 – Red Schoendienst, American baseball player and manager
* 1923 – Liz Smith, American gossip columnist
* 1924 – Jack Clemmons, American law enforcement officer (d. 1998)
* 1924 – Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-born American producer and musician (d. 2007)
* 1925 – Elaine Stritch, American actress
* 1926 – Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
* 1927 – Stan Getz, American musician (d. 1991)
* 1927 – Doris Sams, American baseball player
* 1928 – Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr, American civil rights activist (d. 1998)
* 1929 – George Band, British mountaineer (d. 2011)
* 1929 – Věra Chytilová, Czech director
* 1931 – Dries van Agt, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1977 until 1982
* 1931 – Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
* 1931 – Judith Viorst, American author
* 1932 – Robert Mandan, American actor
* 1933 – Tony Jay, English actor (d. 2006)
* 1933 – Than Shwe, ruler of Myanmar
* 1936 – Duane Jones, American actor (d. 1988)
* 1937 – Don Buford, American baseball player
* 1937 – Anthony Haden-Guest British American writer
* 1937 – Remak Ramsay, American actor
* 1937 – Tom Smothers, American musician and comedian
* 1939 – Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist (d. 2000)
* 1940 – Thomas Disch, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2008)
* 1940 – Wayne Fontes, American football coach
* 1940 – David Jason, English actor
* 1941 – Terry Biddlecombe, English horse racing jockey
* 1941 – Lee Redmond, owner of the longest fingernails until February 10, 2009
* 1942 – Graham Nash, British-born American musician
* 1943 – Susan Hanson, English actress
* 1944 – Andrew Davis, British conductor
* 1944 – Karen Foss, American broadcaster
* 1944 – Geoffrey Hughes, British actor
* 1946 – Blake Clark, American actor
* 1946 – Constantine Papadakis, Greek-American businessman (d. 2009)
* 1946 – Alpha Oumar Konaré, Malian politician
* 1947 – Farrah Fawcett, American actress (d. 2009)
* 1948 – Ina Garten, American author and TV personality
* 1948 – Al McKay, American guitarist and songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire)
* 1948 – Roger Williamson, English racecar driver (d. 1973)
* 1949 – Duncan Bannatyne, Scottish entrepreneur
* 1949 – Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
* 1949 – Brent Spiner, American actor
* 1949 – Ross Valory, American musician (Journey)
* 1950 – Osamu Kido, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1950 – Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1950 – Barbara Sukowa, German actress
* 1952 – John Cornyn, American politician, junior senator of Texas
* 1953 – Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
* 1954 – Christie Brinkley, American model
* 1954 – Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer and actor
* 1954 – John Tudor, American baseball player
* 1955 – Leszek Engelking, Polish poet, writer and translator
* 1955 – Virginia Leng, British equestrian
* 1955 – Kim Zimmer, American actress
* 1957 – Phil Barney, French singer
* 1958 – Michel Marc Bouchard, Canadian playwright
* 1960 – Jari Porttila, Finnish sports journalist
* 1961 – Lauren Lane, American actress
* 1961 – Steve Penney, National Hockey League goaltender
* 1962 – Andy Fordham, English darts player
* 1962 – Paul Kilgus, American baseball player
* 1962 – Michael T. Weiss, American actor
* 1963 – Eva Cassidy, American singer (d. 1996)
* 1963 – Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
* 1965 – Carl Airey, English footballer
* 1965 – Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1966 – Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis player
* 1966 – Robert DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
* 1967 – Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
* 1967 – Laurent Nkunda, Congolese military leader
* 1968 – Sean Elliott, American basketball player
* 1968 – Scott Erickson, American baseball player
* 1968 – Simon Wickham-Smith, British musician
* 1968 – Thomas Teige, German martial artist, actor and record holder
* 1969 – Valeri Karpin, Russian footballer
* 1970 – C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
* 1970 – Nikolaos Michopoulos, Greek footballer
* 1970 – Roar Strand, Norwegian footballer
* 1970 – Jennifer Westfeldt, American actress
* 1972 – Dana International, Israeli singer
* 1972 – Melvin Mora, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1973 – Aleksander Tammert, Estonian discus thrower
* 1973 – Marissa Jaret Winokur, American actress
* 1975 – Todd Bertuzzi, Canadian hockey player
* 1975 – Donald Driver, American football player
* 1975 – Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer
* 1975 – Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
* 1975 – Niclas Wallin, Swedish hockey player
* 1976 – James Hickman, British swimmer
* 1976 – Lori Beth Denberg, American actress
* 1977 – Shakira, Colombian singer
* 1977 – Libor Sionko, Czech football player
* 1978 – Eden Espinosa, American singer and actress
* 1978 – Barry Ferguson, Scottish football player
* 1978 – Rich Sommer, American actor
* 1979 – Urmo Aava, Estonian rally driver
* 1979 – Fani Chalkia, Greek hurdler
* 1979 – Klaus Mainzer, German rugby player
* 1979 – Shamita Shetty, Indian actress
* 1979 – Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter
* 1980 – Radric Davis, American rapper
* 1980 – Angela Finger-Erben, German television presenter
* 1980 – Teddy Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
* 1980 – Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
* 1981 – Michelle Bass, English reality TV star and glamour model
* 1982 – Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
* 1982 – Han Ga In, South Korean model/actress
* 1982 – Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
* 1982 – Brandy Talore, American pornographic actress
* 1983 – Ronny Cedeño, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1983 – Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
* 1983 – Will South, British musician (Thirteen Senses)
* 1983 – Jordin Tootoo, Canadian hockey player
* 1983 – Alex Westaway, British musician
* 1984 – Renn Kiriyama, Japanese actor
* 1984 – Rudi Wulf, New Zealand rugby player
* 1987 – Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player
* 1987 – Martin Spanjers, American actor
* 1990 – Dan Gosling, English footballer
* 1992 – Danielle White, American singer
* 1993 – Ravel Morrison, English footballer
* 1995 – Paul Digby, English footballer

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