Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 21 Birthdays

* 1484 – Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg (d. 1535)
* 1556 – Sethus Calvisius, German calendar reformer (d. 1615)
* 1621 – Rebecca Nurse, English colonist executed during Salem witch trials (d. 1692)
* 1675 – Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (d. 1750)
* 1703 – Shah Waliullah, Islamic Scholar and Reformer (d. 1762)
* 1705 – Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
* 1721 – John McKinly, American physician (d. 1796)
* 1723 – Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
* 1728 – Tsar Peter III of Russia, husband of Catherine the Great (d. 1762)
* 1783 – Princess Catharina of Württemberg, Queen consort of Westphalia (d. 1835)
* 1791 – Carl Czerny, Austrian composer (d. 1857)
* 1794 – Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican president (d. 1876)
* 1801 – John Henry Newman, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1890)
* 1817 – Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish dramatist (d. 1893)
* 1821 – Charles Scribner I, American publisher (d. 1871)
* 1836 – Léo Delibes, French composer (d. 1891)
* 1844 – Charles-Marie Widor, French composer (d. 1937)
* 1860 – Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (d. 1927)
* 1860 – Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor (d. 1952)
* 1865 – John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
* 1867 – Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire (d. 1934)
* 1875 – Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian and longest-lived human on record (d. 1997)
* 1876 – Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (d. 1956)
* 1878 – Mirra Alfassa, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
* 1880 – Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
* 1885 – Sacha Guitry, Russian dramatist (d. 1957)
* 1888 – Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
* 1893 – Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
* 1893 – Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (d. 1987)
* 1895 – Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
* 1900 – Madeleine Renaud, French theater actress (d. 1994)
* 1903 – Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
* 1903 – Anaïs Nin, French diarist (d. 1977)
* 1903 – Raymond Queneau, French poet and novelist (d. 1976)
* 1907 – W. H. Auden, English poet (d. 1973)
* 1909 – Hans Erni, Swiss painter
* 1910 – Douglas Bader, British pilot (d. 1982)
* 1910 – Carmine Galante, American gangster (d. 1979)
* 1910 – Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
* 1913 – Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
* 1914 – Ilmari Juutilainen, Finnish fighter pilot (d. 1999)
* 1915 – Ann Sheridan, American actress (d. 1967)
* 1917 – Lucille Bremer, American actress (d. 1996)
* 1921 – John Rawls, American philosopher (d. 2002)
* 1924 – Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe 1980-1987; President of Zimbabwe 1987-present
* 1925 – Sam Peckinpah, American director (d. 1984)
* 1927 – Erma Bombeck, American humorist (d. 1996)
* 1927 – Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer
* 1927 – Pierre Mercure, French-Canadian musician and composer (d. 1966)
* 1929 – James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
* 1929 – Roberto "Chespirito" Gómez Bolaños, Mexican actor
* 1933 – Nina Simone, American singer (d. 2003)
* 1934 – Rue McClanahan, American actress (d. 2010)
* 1935 – Mark McManus, Scottish actor (d. 1994)
* 1935 – Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
* 1936 – Barbara Jordan, American politician (d. 1996)
* 1937 – King Harald V of Norway
* 1937 – Gary Lockwood, American actor
* 1940 – Peter Gethin, British racing driver
* 1940 – John Lewis, American politician and civil rights activist
* 1940 – Wong Jim, Hong Kong composer (d. 2004)
* 1942 – Margarethe von Trotta, German actress and film director
* 1943 – David Geffen, American record producer
* 1945 – D'Anna Fortunato, American mezzo-soprano
* 1945 – Walter Momper, German politician
* 1945 – Paul Newton, British musician
* 1946 – Tyne Daly, American actress
* 1946 – Anthony Daniels, British actor
* 1946 – Alan Rickman, English actor
* 1946 – Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
* 1946 – Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged Mafia boss
* 1947 – Johnny Echols, American musician
* 1947 – Olympia Snowe, American politician
* 1947 – Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
* 1949 – Jerry Harrison, American musician
* 1949 – Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
* 1951 – Wolfgang Frank, German footballer
* 1951 – Vince Welnick, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 2006)
* 1952 – Jean Jacques Burnel, British musician
* 1952 – Jeffrey Shaara, American novelist
* 1953 – Christine Ebersole, American actress
* 1953 – William Petersen, American actor
* 1954 – Mike Pickering, English disc jockey and musician
* 1954 – Ivo Van Damme, Belgian athlete (d. 1976)
* 1955 – Kelsey Grammer, American actor
* 1958 – Jake Burns, Irish singer
* 1958 – Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer
* 1958 – Jack Coleman, American actor
* 1958 – Alan Trammell, baseball player and manager
* 1959 – José María Cano, Spanish musician
* 1959 – Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
* 1960 – Laurent Petitguillaume, French radio and television host
* 1960 – Steve Wynn, American singer
* 1961 – Christopher Atkins, American actor
* 1961 – Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
* 1961 – Martha Hackett, American actress
* 1962 – Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter
* 1962 – Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
* 1962 – David Foster Wallace, American writer (d. 2008)
* 1963 – William Baldwin, American actor
* 1964 – Huw Higginson, British actor
* 1964 – Mark and Scott Kelly, American astronauts and identical twin brothers
* 1964 – Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)
* 1967 – Leroy Burrell, American runner
* 1969 – James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician
* 1969 – Aunjanue Ellis, American actress
* 1969 – Corey Harris, American musician
* 1969 – Tony Meola, American footballer
* 1969 – Eric Wilson, American musician
* 1969 – Chen Wei, Chinese dissident
* 1970 – Michael Slater, Australian cricketer
* 1970 – Fat Pat, American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 1998)
* 1971 – Randy Blythe, American musician
* 1972 – Seo Taiji, Korean musician
* 1973 – Jacob M. Appel, American bioethicist
* 1973 – Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
* 1973 – Justin Sane, American punk musician
* 1973 – Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host
* 1974 – Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
* 1974 – Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist
* 1975 – Wish Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
* 1975 – Troy Slaten, American actor
* 1976 – Michael McIntyre English Comedian
* 1976 – Ryan Smyth, Canadian hockey player
* 1977 – Steve Francis, American basketball player
* 1977 – Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
* 1977 – Owen King, American writer and journalist
* 1977 – Kevin Rose, American television host and Internet entrepreneur
* 1978 – Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress
* 1978 – Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress
* 1978 – Nicole Parker, American actress
* 1979 – Pascal Chimbonda, French footballer
* 1979 – Carly "Carlito" Colón, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
* 1979 – Lonnie Ford, American football player
* 1979 – Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress
* 1980 – Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1980 – Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer
* 1980 – Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
* 1980 – Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1980 – Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 5th king of Bhutan
* 1981 – Jun Kaname, Japanese actor
* 1982 – Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver
* 1982 – Andre Barrett, American basketball player
* 1982 – Chantal Claret, American musician
* 1983 – Braylon Edwards, American football player
* 1983 – Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1983 – Mélanie Laurent, French actress and director
* 1984 – Andrew Ellis, New Zealand All Black rugby union player
* 1984 – David Odonkor, German footballer
* 1984 – Marco Paoloni, Italian footballer
* 1984 – Karina, Japanese model and actress
* 1985 – Jarrod Atkinson, Australian rules footballer
* 1985 – Bob Burton, American speedcuber
* 1985 – Simon Cusden, English cricketer
* 1985 – Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
* 1985 – Jamaal Westerman, Canadian football player
* 1986 – Charlotte Church, Welsh singer
* 1986 – Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
* 1987 – Ellen Page, Canadian actress
* 1987 – Ashley Greene, American model and actress
* 1987 – Enrique David Mateo, Brazilian footballer
* 1988 – Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
* 1989 – Corbin Bleu, American actor and singer
* 1989 – Kristin Herrera, American actress
* 1989 – Jem Karacan, English-born Turkish footballer
* 1989 – Scout Taylor-Compton, American actress
* 1989 – Josh Walker, English footballer
* 1990 – Mattias Tedenby, Swedish ice hockey player
* 2001 – Isabella Acres, American actress

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