Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3 Birthdays

* 1338 – Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)
* 1654 – Pietro Antonio Fiocco, Italian Baroque composer (d. 1714)
* 1677 – Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)
* 1689 – Blas de Lezo, Spanish admiral (d. 1741)
* 1690 – Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
* 1721 – Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
* 1747 – Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
* 1777 – John Cheyne, British physician, surgeon and author (d. 1836)
* 1795 – Antonio José de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830)
* 1807 – Joseph E. Johnston, American Confederate general (d. 1891)
* 1808 – Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Princess of Prussia (d. 1877)
* 1809 – Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (d. 1847)
* 1811 – Horace Greeley, American journalist, editor, and publisher (d. 1872)
* 1817 – Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881)
* 1821 – Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician (d. 1910)
* 1824 – Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
* 1826 – Walter Bagehot, English essayist, journalist and businessman (d. 1877)
* 1830 – Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the UK (d. 1903)
* 1842 – Sidney Lanier, American writer (d. 1881)
* 1843 – William Cornelius Van Horne, American-born railway pioneer and executive (d. 1915)
* 1857 – Giuseppe Moretti, Italian sculptor (d. 1935)
* 1859 – Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
* 1862 – James Clark McReynolds, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1946)
* 1872 – Lou Criger, American baseball player (d. 1934)
* 1874 – Gertrude Stein, American writer (d. 1946)
* 1876 – William Tedmarsh, English-born American silent movie actor (d. 1937)
* 1887 – Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
* 1887 – Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (d. 1914)
* 1889 – Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish film director (d. 1968)
* 1893 – Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
* 1894 – Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)
* 1898 – Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (d. 1976)
* 1899 – João Café Filho, Brazilian president (d. 1970)
* 1899 – Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
* 1899 – Doris Speed, English actress (d. 1994)
* 1903 – Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, Scottish aviator (d. 1973)
* 1903 – Joe Stripp, American baseball player d. 1989
* 1904 – Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian composer (d. 1975)
* 1904 – Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)
* 1905 – Arne Beurling, Swedish/American mathematician(d. 1986)
* 1907 – James Michener, American author (d. 1997)
* 1909 – André Cayatte, French filmmaker (d. 1989)
* 1909 – Simone Weil, French philosopher (d. 1943)
* 1911 – Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
* 1911 – Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)
* 1912 – Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist (d. 1990)
* 1912 – Mary Carlisle, American actress and singer
* 1913 – Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
* 1918 – Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
* 1918 – Shlomo Goren, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel (d. 1994)
* 1918 – Helen Stephens, American runner (d. 1994)
* 1920 – Russell Arms, American actor and singer
* 1920 – Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
* 1920 – Henry Heimlich, American physician
* 1923 – Alys Robi, Canadian singer
* 1924 – E. P. Thompson, English socialist historian, (The Making of the English Working Class), (d. 1993)
* 1924 – Martial Asselin, Canadian politician and lieutenant governor of Quebec
* 1925 – Keith Dunstan, Australian author and journalist
* 1925 – John Fiedler, American voice actor (d. 2005)
* 1925 – Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council
* 1926 – Shelley Berman, American comedian
* 1926 – Hans-Jochen Vogel, German politician
* 1927 – Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker
* 1927 – Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer
* 1927 – Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
* 1927 – Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
* 1928 – Frankie Vaughan, English singer (d. 1999)
* 1929 – Ken Shipp, American football coach
* 1930 – Gillian Ayres, English painter
* 1932 – Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (d. 1984)
* 1933 – Paul Sarbanes, American politician
* 1933 – Than Shwe, Burmese military ruler
* 1934 – Juan Carlos Calabró, Argentine actor
* 1936 – Jim Marshall, American photographer (d. 2010)
* 1937 – Billy Meier, Swiss ufologist
* 1938 – Victor Buono, American actor (d. 1982)
* 1938 – Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands boxer
* 1939 – Michael Cimino, American film director
* 1940 – Fran Tarkenton, American football player
* 1941 – Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
* 1941 – Dory Funk, Jr., American professional wrestler
* 1941 – Bridget Hanley, American actress
* 1943 – Blythe Danner, American actress
* 1943 – Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations)
* 1943 – Shawn Phillips, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
* 1944 – Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
* 1945 – Johnny Cymbal, American singer and songwriter (d. 1993)
* 1945 – Bob Griese, American football player
* 1947 – Paul Auster, American novelist
* 1947 – Dave Davies, English musician (The Kinks)
* 1947 – Stephen McHattie, Canadian actor
* 1947 – Melanie Safka, American singer-songwriter
* 1948 – Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timorese politician, Nobel Peace laureate
* 1948 – Henning Mankell, Swedish author
* 1948 – Jim Lockhart, Irish musician (Horslips)
* 1949 – Arthur Kane, American musician (d. 2004)
* 1949 – Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
* 1949 – Donald Palma, American musician
* 1950 – Morgan Fairchild, American actress
* 1951 – Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
* 1952 – Fred Lynn, American baseball player
* 1953 – Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
* 1954 – Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1955 – Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
* 1955 – Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
* 1956 – John Jefferson, American football player
* 1956 – Nathan Lane, American actor
* 1956 – Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
* 1957 – Chico Serra, Brazilian racing driver
* 1957 – Steven Stapleton, English musician (Nurse With Wound)
* 1958 – Joe F. Edwards, Jr., American astronaut
* 1958 – N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
* 1959 – Thomas Calabro, American actor
* 1959 – Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
* 1959 – Lol Tolhurst, English musician (The Cure)
* 1959 – Ferzan Özpetek, Turkish film director
* 1960 – Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1993)
* 1960 – Tim Chandler, American bass guitar player (Daniel Amos, The Swirling Eddies)
* 1960 – Joachim Löw, German football manager
* 1961 – Jay Adams, American skateboarder
* 1961 – Linda Eder, American singer
* 1961 – Keith Gordon, American actor
* 1962 – Michele Greene, American actress
* 1962 – Marty Jannetty, American professional wrestler
* 1963 – Raghuram Rajan, American economist
* 1965 – Kathleen Kinmont, American actress
* 1965 – Karlous Marx Shinohamba, Namibian politician
* 1965 – Maura Tierney, American actress
* 1966 – Frank Coraci, American film director
* 1966 – Kostas Patavoukas, Greek basketball player
* 1967 – Dave Benson Phillips, English children's TV presenter
* 1967 – Mixu Paatelainen, Finnish footballer and coach
* 1967 – Bob Taylor, English footballer
* 1968 – Vlade Divac, Serbian basketball player
* 1969 – Retief Goosen, South African golfer
* 1969 – Robert Pack, American basketball player
* 1970 – Óscar Córdoba, Colombian footballer
* 1970 – Warwick Davis, English actor
* 1971 – Sean Dawkins, American football player
* 1971 – Elisa Donovan, American actress
* 1971 – Vincent Elbaz, French actor
* 1971 – Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
* 1971 – Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
* 1971 – Christian Liljegren (Per Christian Liljegren), Swedish self-promoter
* 1971 – Rockwilder, American hip-hop/R&B producer
* 1972 – Jesper Kyd, Danish film and video game music composer
* 1972 – Mart Poom, Estonian footballer
* 1973 – Ilana Sod, Mexican journalist
* 1974 – Konrad Gałka, Polish swimmer
* 1974 – Julie Meadows, American pornographic actress
* 1974 – Miriam Yeung, Hong Kong actress
* 1976 – Mathieu Dandenault, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1976 – Isla Fisher, Scottish-Australian actress
* 1976 – Tim Heidecker, American comedian
* 1976 – Dwayne Rudd, American football player
* 1977 – Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper
* 1978 – Joan Capdevila, Spanish footballer
* 1978 – Adrian R'Mante, American actor
* 1978 – Eliza Schneider, American actress and singer
* 1980 – Sarah Lewitinn, American writer
* 1980 – Kim E-Z, former member of the Korean girl group, Baby V.O.X.
* 1981 – Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer
* 1981 – Maurice Ross, Scottish footballer
* 1982 – Alan Gurr, Australian V8 Supercar driver
* 1982 – Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)
* 1982 – Bridget Regan, American actress
* 1983 – Richard Bartel, American football player
* 1983 – Silambarasan Rajendar, Indian actor
* 1983 – Gabriel Sargissian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
* 1984 – Sara Carbonero, Spanish TV presenter and journalist
* 1985 – Andrei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player
* 1986 – Lucas Duda, American baseball player
* 1987 – Angela Fong, Canadian professional wrestler, model, cheerleader
* 1988 – Kyuhyun, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
* 1988 – Nicola Redomi, Italian footballer
* 1988 – Gregory van der Wiel, Dutch footballer
* 1989 – Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer
* 1989 – Ryne Sanborn, American actor
* 1989 – Julio Jones, American Football player
* 1990 – Sean Kingston, Jamaican-American singer
* 1990 – Sterling Moore, American Football player
* 1993 – Getter Jaani, Estonian actress and singer

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