Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22 Birthdays

* 1040 – Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
* 1403 – Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
* 1440 – Ladislaus Posthumus of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1457)
* 1500 – Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (d. 1564)
* 1612 – George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
* 1645 – Johann Ambrosius Bach, German composer, father to Johann Sebastian Bach (d. 1695)
* 1645 – Johann Christoph Bach, German musician (d. 1693)
* 1705 – Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (d. 1735)
* 1714 – Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
* 1732 – George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
* 1756 – Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
* 1778 – Rembrandt Peale, American artist (d. 1860)
* 1788 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (d. 1860)
* 1796 – Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
* 1796 – Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1874)
* 1806 – Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)
* 1817 – Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
* 1819 – James Russell Lowell, American poet and essayist (d. 1891)
* 1824 – Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
* 1825 – Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1898)
* 1839 – Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)
* 1840 – August Bebel, German politician (d. 1913)
* 1849 – Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
* 1857 – Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and founder of the Scout movement (d. 1941)
* 1857 – Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist (d. 1894)
* 1864 – Jules Renard, French author (d. 1910)
* 1874 – Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
* 1878 – Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)
* 1879 – Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish physical chemist (d. 1947)
* 1880 – Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
* 1881 – Joseph B. Ely, American politician (d. 1956)
* 1881 – Albin Prepeluh, Slovenian author and politician (d. 1937)
* 1882 – Eric Gill, British sculptor (d. 1940)
* 1883 – Marguerite Clark, American actress (d. 1940)
* 1886 – Hugo Ball, German author and poet (d. 1927)
* 1887 – Ksawery Tartakower, Polish chess player (d. 1956)
* 1888 – Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
* 1889 – Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
* 1890 – Beatriz Michelena, Latin-American silent movie star (d. 1942)
* 1891 – Vlas Chubar, Soviet politician (d. 1939)
* 1892 – Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (d. 1950)
* 1895 – Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician (d. 1979)
* 1897 – Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
* 1898 – Thillaiaadi Valliammai, a Tamil satyagrahi from South Africa (d. 1914)
* 1899 – Dwight Frye, American actor (d. 1943)
* 1899 – George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)
* 1899 – Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
* 1900 – Luis Buñuel, Spanish-born film director (d. 1983)
* 1900 – Seán Ó Faoláin, Irish author (d. 1991)
* 1902 – Fritz Strassmann, German physicist (d. 1980)
* 1903 – Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (d. 1990)
* 1903 – Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
* 1903 – Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
* 1906 – Humayun Kabir, Indian educationist and politician (d. 1969)
* 1906 – Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt, Danish actor (d. 1982)
* 1907 – Sheldon Leonard, American actor (d. 1997)
* 1907 – Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
* 1908 – Rómulo Betancourt, Venezuelan president (d. 1981)
* 1908 – Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)
* 1911 – Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
* 1913 – George Holmes "Buddy" Tate, American jazz musician (d. 2001)
* 1914 – Renato Dulbecco, Nobel laureate
* 1914 – Henry Reed, English poet (d. 1986)
* 1917 – Jane Bowles, American playwright (d. 1973)
* 1918 – Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2000)
* 1918 – Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
* 1918 – Don Pardo, American announcer
* 1918 – Robert Wadlow, World's tallest ever human (d. 1940)
* 1921 – Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African Republic leader (d. 1996)
* 1921 – Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005)
* 1921 – David Greene, British director (d. 2003)
* 1921 – Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
* 1922 – Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
* 1922 – Apostolos Santas, Greek resistance veteran
* 1922 – Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
* 1923 – Norman Smith (record producer), English singer and record producer (d. 2008)
* 1923 – Bleddyn Williams, Welsh rugby player (d. 2009)
* 1925 – Edward Gorey, American illustrator (d. 2000)
* 1926 – Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
* 1926 – Bud Yorkin, American film director
* 1927 – Florencio Campomanes, Filipino political scientist (d. 2010)
* 1928 – Paul Dooley, American actor
* 1928 – Bruce Forsyth, British entertainer
* 1928 – Axel Strøbye, Danish actor (d. 2005)
* 1928 – Clarence 13X, American religious leader (d. 1969)
* 1929 – James Hong, American actor
* 1929 – Donald May, American actor
* 1929 – Rebecca Schull, American actress
* 1930 – James McGarrell, American painter
* 1930 – Marni Nixon, American singer
* 1932 – Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, American politician (d. 2009)
* 1933 – Katharine, Duchess of Kent
* 1933 – Bobby Smith, English footballer
* 1934 – Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)
* 1935 – Sven Inge, Swedish artist (d. 2008)
* 1936 – J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist and microbiologist; Nobel laureate
* 1936 – Ádám Bodor, Hungarian writer from Transylvania
* 1936 – Ernie K-Doe, American singer (d. 2001)
* 1938 – Steve Barber, American baseball player (d. 2007)
* 1938 – Ishmael Reed, American writer
* 1938 – Pierre Vallières, Canadian politician (d. 1995)
* 1940 – Judy Cornwell, English actress
* 1940 – Johnson Mlambo, South African politician
* 1940 – Billy Name, American photographer
* 1940 – Chet Walker, American Basketball player
* 1941 – Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician
* 1941 – Giorgos Arvanitis, Greek cinematographer
* 1942 – Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl
* 1943 – Terry Eagleton, British literary critic and philosopher
* 1943 – Horst Köhler, President of Germany
* 1944 – Jonathan Demme, American director
* 1944 – Robert Kardashian, American lawyer (d. 2003)
* 1944 – Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player
* 1945 – Leslie Charleson, American actress
* 1945 – Oliver, American singer (d. 2000)
* 1947 – Carol Burns, Australian actress
* 1947 – Maurizio De Angelis, Italian musician
* 1947 – Harvey Mason, Jazz drummer
* 1947 – Richard North Patterson, American author
* 1947 – Frank P. Tomasulo, American film professor and critic
* 1948 – John Ashton, American actor
* 1948 – Dennis Awtrey, American basketball player
* 1949 – Niki Lauda, Austrian race car driver and entrepreneur
* 1949 – Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player
* 1950 – Julius Erving, American basketball player
* 1950 – Ellen Greene, American actress
* 1950 – Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer
* 1950 – Miou-Miou, French actress
* 1950 – Genesis P-Orridge, English musician and performer
* 1950 – Julie Walters, English actress
* 1952 – Cyrinda Foxe, American model (d. 2002)
* 1952 – Bill Frist, American politician
* 1953 – Graham Lewis, English musician (Wire)
* 1953 – Nigel Planer, British actor
* 1955 – David Axelrod, American political consultant
* 1955 – Gordon Banks, American guitarist
* 1955 – Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1956 – Hugh Hewitt, American religious leader
* 1959 – Jiří Čunek, Czech politician
* 1959 – Kyle MacLachlan, American actor
* 1960 – Charles Cullen, American serial killer
* 1961 – Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
* 1962 – Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)
* 1962 – Lenda Murray, American bodybuilder
* 1962 – Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
* 1963 – Donald Braswell II, American classical crossover singer
* 1963 – Devon Malcolm, English Cricketer
* 1963 – Vijay Singh, Fijian golfer
* 1964 – Ed Boon, American video game programmer
* 1964 – Gigi Fernandez, Puerto Rican tennis player
* 1965 – Chris Dudley, American basketball player
* 1965 – Dean Karr, American director and photographer
* 1965 – Pat LaFontaine, American ice hockey player
* 1966 – Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedienne
* 1966 – Brian Greig, Australian politician
* 1966 – Thorsten Kaye, German actor
* 1966 – Aiden Shaw, English pornographic actor
* 1967 – Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
* 1968 – Shawn Graham, Canadian politician
* 1968 – Bradley Nowell, American musician (d. 1996)
* 1968 – Elna Reinach, South African tennis player
* 1968 – Jeri Ryan, American actress
* 1968 – Jayson Williams, American basketball player
* 1969 – Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer
* 1969 – Thomas Jane, American actor
* 1969 – Clinton Kelly, American TV personality
* 1969 – Hans Klok, Dutch illusionist
* 1969 – Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer
* 1970 – Dominic Roussel, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1970 – Ravi Vakil, Canadian-American mathematician
* 1971 – Lea Salonga, Filipina actress and singer
* 1972 – Michael Chang, American tennis player
* 1972 – Laurence Leboucher, French cyclist
* 1973 – Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer
* 1973 – Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
* 1973 – Scott Phillips, American drummer (Creed)
* 1973 – Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
* 1974 – James Blunt, English musician
* 1974 – Chris Moyles, English DJ
* 1975 – Alun Armstrong, English footballer
* 1975 – Drew Barrymore, American actress
* 1976 – Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player
* 1977 – Timo Rose, German filmmaker
* 1977 – Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer
* 1978 – Jenny Frost, British singer/presenter/model/DJ (Atomic Kitten)
* 1979 – Brett Emerton, Australian footballer
* 1979 – Lee Na-young, South Korean actress
* 1980 – Kang Sung Hoon, South Korean singer (Sechs Kies)
* 1981 – Jeanette Biedermann, German pop singer
* 1981 – Fredson Camara, Brazilian footballer
* 1982 – Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress
* 1982 – Dichen Lachman, Australian Actress
* 1982 – Shawntae Spencer, American football player
* 1982 – Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player
* 1983 – Penny Flame, American pornographic actress
* 1983 – Shaun Tait, Australian cricketer
* 1984 – Tommy Bowe, Irish rugby player
* 1984 – Branislav Ivanović, Serbian footballer
* 1984 – Giorgos Printezis, Greek basketball player
* 1984 – Jodie Rivera, YouTube celebrity
* 1985 – Hameur Bouazza, Algerian footballer
* 1985 – Sean Garballey, American politician
* 1985 – Larissa Riquelme, Paraguayan model
* 1986 – Miko Hughes, American actor
* 1986 – Rajon Rondo, American basketball player
* 1987 – Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress and model
* 1988 – Kévin Borlée, Belgian athlete
* 1988 – Ximena Navarrete, Mexican beauty queen, Miss Universe 2010
* 1988 – Sebastian Tyrała, Polish footballer
* 1989 – Alia Sabur, American college educator
* 1989 – Anna Sundstrand, Swedish singer (Play)
* 1990 – Luca Profeta, Italian footballer
* 1992 – Alexander Merkel, German footballer

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