Sunday, February 5, 2012

February 5 Birthdays

* 976 – Emperor Sanjō, of Japan (d. 1017)
* 1505 – Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
* 1519 – René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
* 1534 – Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
* 1589 – Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
* 1594 – Biagio Marini, Italian virtuoso violinist and composer (d. 1663)
* 1608 – Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
* 1626 – Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
* 1650 – Anne-Jules, French general (d. 1708)
* 1703 – Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
* 1725 – James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
* 1744 – John Jeffries, Physician, Surgeon, Balloonist (d. 1819)
* 1784 – Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)
* 1788 – Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)
* 1795 – Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)
* 1804 – Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (d. 1877)
* 1808 – Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
* 1810 – Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
* 1837 – Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (d. 1899)
* 1840 – John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor (d. 1921)
* 1840 – Hiram Stevens Maxim, American inventor (Maxim gun) (d. 1916)
* 1848 – Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author (d. 1907)
* 1848 – Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
* 1848 – Belle Starr, American outlaw (d. 1889)
* 1878 – André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
* 1880 – Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (d. 1973)
* 1889 – Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1962)
* 1900 – Adlai Stevenson, American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois (d. 1965)
* 1903 – Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (d. 1975)
* 1906 – John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
* 1907 – Pierre Pflimlin, French Politician (d. 2000)
* 1908 – Bob Dunn (musician), pioneer Western swing musician (d. 1971)
* 1908 – Peg Entwistle, English actress (d. 1932)
* 1908 – Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
* 1909 – Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish composer and violinist (d. 1969)
* 1910 – Charles Leblond, Canadian cell biologist (d. 2007)
* 1910 – Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer (d. 2010)
* 1911 – Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
* 1914 – William S. Burroughs, American author (d. 1997)
* 1914 – Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1998)
* 1915 – Robert Hofstadter, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1990)
* 1917 – Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress
* 1919 – Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
* 1919 – Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
* 1919 – Andreas Papandreou, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)
* 1920 – Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
* 1921 – John Pritchard, British conductor (d. 1989)
* 1922 – Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
* 1923 – Claude King, American musician
* 1923 – Fatmawati, Indonesian First Lady
* 1927 – Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
* 1928 – Andrew Greeley, American priest and novelist
* 1929 – Luc Ferrari, French composer (d. 2005)
* 1929 – Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
* 1929 – Al Worthington, American baseball player
* 1930 – John A. Gambling, American radio show host (d. 2004)
* 1932 – Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager
* 1933 – Jörn Donner, Finnish writer/director
* 1934 – Hank Aaron. American baseball player
* 1934 – Don Cherry, Canadian ice hockey commentator
* 1935 – Alex Harvey, Scottish rock musician (d. 1982)
* 1936 – K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Kannada Poet
* 1937 – Stuart Damon, American actor
* 1937 – Gaston Roelants, Belgian athlete
* 1937 – Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
* 1939 – Jane Bryant Quinn, American journalist
* 1940 – H.R. Giger, Swiss artist
* 1940 – Dick Warlock, Canadian actor and stuntman
* 1941 – Stephen J. Cannell. American television producer and writer (d. 2010)
* 1941 – David Selby, American actor
* 1941 – Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
* 1942 – James B. Cobb, Jr., American guitarist (Classics IV)
* 1942 – Roger Staubach, American football player
* 1942 – Cory Wells, American singer (Three Dog Night)
* 1943 – Nolan Bushnell, American video game pioneer
* 1943 – Michael Mann, American film director
* 1943 – Craig Morton, American football player
* 1944 – Al Kooper, American musician
* 1944 – Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (d. 1971)
* 1946 – Charlotte Rampling, British actress
* 1947 – Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
* 1948 – Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
* 1948 – Christopher Guest, American film actor and director
* 1948 – Barbara Hershey, American actress
* 1948 – Errol Morris, American film director
* 1949 – Yvon Vallières, French-Canadian politician
* 1950 – Jonathan Freeman, American actor
* 1951 – Russell Grant, British astrologer
* 1952 – Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
* 1953 – John Beilein, American basketball coach
* 1953 – Takashi Ishikawa, Japanese sumo and professional wrestler
* 1953 – Loretta Tofani, American journalist
* 1954 – Cliff Martinez, American musician
* 1955 – Mike Heath, American baseball player
* 1956 – Betty Ong, Flight attendant of American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001 (d. 2001)
* 1956 – Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
* 1959 – Jennifer Granholm American politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
* 1960 – Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
* 1961 – Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
* 1962 – Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress
* 1963 – Steven Shainberg, American film director
* 1964 – Alexia, Cypriot singer
* 1964 – Laura Linney, American actress
* 1964 – Duff McKagan, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
* 1965 – Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
* 1965 – Keith Moseley, American musician (The String Cheese Incident)
* 1965 – Andreas Vogler, German footballer
* 1966 – Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
* 1966 – Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
* 1967 – Chris Parnell, American actor
* 1967 – Frederick Pitcher, Nauruan politician
* 1968 – Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican baseball player
* 1968 – Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor
* 1968 – Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
* 1968 – Qasim Melho, Syrian actor
* 1969 – Bobby Brown, American singer
* 1969 – Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
* 1971 – Sara Evans, American singer
* 1972 – Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
* 1972 – Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
* 1973 – Richard Matvichuk, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1973 – Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer
* 1975 – Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch footballer
* 1975 – Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
* 1976 – John Aloisi, Australian soccer player
* 1976 – Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor
* 1976 – Tony Jaa, Thai actor
* 1976 – Brian Moorman, American football player
* 1977 – Ben Ainslie, British sailor
* 1977 – Adam Everett, American baseball player
* 1977 – Ahmad Merritt, American football player
* 1978 – Shawn Reaves, American actor
* 1978 – Brian Russell, American football player
* 1980 – Stefano Di Fiordo, Italian footballer
* 1980 – Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer
* 1980 – Prince Peter, American-born Yugoslav royalty
* 1980 – Jo Swinson, British politician
* 1980 – Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
* 1981 – Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player
* 1981 – Nora Zehetner, American actress
* 1982 – Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
* 1982 – Kevin Everett, American football player
* 1982 – Marc Kennedy, Canadian Curler
* 1982 – Tomáš Kopecký, Slovak ice hockey player
* 1982 – Dionysis Makris, Greek singer
* 1982 – Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
* 1982 – Wheesung, Korean R&B singer
* 1984 – Nate Salley, American football player
* 1984 – Carlos Tévez, Argentinine footballer
* 1985 – Lindsey Cardinale, American singer
* 1985 – Crystal Hunt, American actress
* 1985 – Laurence Maroney, American football player
* 1985 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
* 1986 – Vedran Ćorluka, Croatian football player
* 1986 – Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer
* 1986 – Ashley Simmons, American professional wrestler
* 1986 – Billy Sharp, English footballer
* 1986 – Reed Sorenson, American racecar driver
* 1986 – Carlos Villanueva, Chilean footballer
* 1987 – Darren Criss, American actor, singer
* 1987 – Linus Omark, Swedish ice hockey player
* 1988 – Johnathan Haggerty, American football player
* 1988 – Kevin J. Maclean, Scottish singer-songwriter
* 1989 – Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress
* 1989 – Jeremy Sumpter, American actor
* 1990 – Marvin Knoll, German footballer
* 1991 – Alba Riquelme, Paraguayan model
* 1992 – Neymar, Brazilian footballer
* 1994 – Saki Nakajima, Japanese singer
* 2002 – Davis Cleveland, American actor

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