Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6 Birthdays

* 1347 – Dorothea of Montau, Catholic saint (d. 1394)
* 1452 – Joan, Princess of Portugal, Portuguese princess and saint (d. 1490)
* 1461 – Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)
* 1465 – Scipione del Ferro, Italian mathematician (d. 1526)
* 1536 – Sassa Narimasa, Japanese samurai and Oda clan retainer (d. 1588)
* 1577 – Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)
* 1582 – Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1657)
* 1605 – Bernard of Corleone, Catholic saint (d. 1667)
* 1608 – Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
* 1611 – Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor of China (d. 1644)
* 1612 – Antoine Arnauld, French theologian, philosopher and mathematician (d. 1694)
* 1639 – Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
* 1643 – Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg, first Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1712)
* 1664 – Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1703)
* 1665 – Anne of Great Britain, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1714)
* 1695 – Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
* 1721 – Christian Friedrich Heinecken, German child prodigy (d. 1725)
* 1726 – Patrick Russell, Scottish surgeon and naturalist (d. 1805)
* 1732 – Charles Lee, British-born American Revolutionary War figure (d. 1782)
* 1736 – Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
* 1744 – Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
* 1748 – Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher (d. 1830)
* 1753 – Évariste de Parny, French poet (d. 1814)
* 1756 – Aaron Burr, American politician and 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
* 1757 – Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Polish scholar and statesman. (d. 1841)
* 1769 – Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn, Austrian general (d. 1862)
* 1772 – Karl von Kügelgen, German landscape and history painter (d. 1832)
* 1772 – Sir George Murray, Scottish soldier and politician (d. 1830)
* 1778 – Ugo Foscolo, Italian writer and poet (d. 1827)
* 1781 – John Keane, 1st Baron Keane, British noble and officer (d. 1844)
* 1796 – John Stevens Henslow, English botanist and geologist (d. 1861)
* 1797 – Joseph von Radowitz, Prussian statesman and general (d. 1853)
* 1799 – Imre Frivaldszky, Hungarian botanist and entomologist (d. 1870)
* 1800 – Achille Devéria, French painter and lithographer (d. 1857)
* 1802 – Charles Wheatstone, English scientist and inventor (d. 1875)
* 1811 – Henry George Liddell, father of Alice Liddell (d. 1898)
* 1818 – William M. Evarts, American lawyer and statesman (d. 1901)
* 1818 – Henry Litolff, British musician and composer (d. 1891)
* 1818 – Jenaro Quesada y Matheus, Spanish nobleman and politician (d. 1889)
* 1829 – Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect (d. 1914)
* 1830 – Daniel Oliver, British botanist (d. 1916)
* 1832 – John Brown Gordon, American politician (d. 1904)
* 1833 – José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
* 1833 – James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, American Civil War figure (d. 1864)
* 1834 – Edwin Klebs, German-born Swiss pathologist (d. 1913)
* 1834 – Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
* 1834 – Wilhelm von Scherff, German general and military writer (d. 1911)
* 1838 – Sir Henry Irving, British actor (d. 1905)
* 1838 – Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
* 1839 – Eduard Hitzig, German neurologist and neuropsychiatrist (d. 1907)
* 1842 – Mary Rudge, English chess master (d. 1919)
* 1843 – Inoue Kowashi, Japanese statesman (d. 1895)
* 1843 – Frederic William Henry Myers, English poet and essayist (d. 1901)
* 1847 – Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect (d. 1918)
* 1849– Ida Straus, American passenger aboard the Titanic (d.1912)
* 1852 – C. Lloyd Morgan, British zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)
* 1852 – Vasily Safonov, Russian pianist, teacher, conductor and composer (d. 1918)
* 1853 – Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
* 1854 – Tommaso Alberto Vittorio of Savoy-Genoa, Italian prince (d. 1931)
* 1859 – Wilhelm Cohn, German chess master (d. 1913)
* 1861 – Nikolay Zelinsky, Russian chemist (d. 1953)
* 1864 – John Henry Mackay, Scottish individualist anarchist, thinker and writer (d. 1933)
* 1866 – Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
* 1872 – Robert Maillart, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1940)
* 1875 – Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
* 1876 – Henry Blogg, English lifeboatman, George Cross and British Empire Medal recipient (d. 1954)
* 1878 – Walter B. Pitkin, American lecturer (d. 1953)
* 1879 – Othon Friesz, French artist (d. 1949)
* 1879 – Magnús Guðmundsson, Icelandic politician (d. 1937)
* 1879 – Edwin Samuel Montagu, British statesman (d. 1924)
* 1879 – Carl Ramsauer, German physicist (d. 1955)
* 1880 – Nishinoumi Kajirō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (d. 1931)
* 1883 – Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1938)
* 1884 – Marcel Cohen, French linguist (d. 1974)
* 1887 – Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
* 1892 – Maximilian Fretter-Pico, German general (d. 1984)
* 1892 – William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
* 1893 – Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, Pakistani diplomat (d. 1985)
* 1894 – Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
* 1894 – Kirpal Singh, Indian religious figure (d. 1974)
* 1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player (d. 1948)
* 1897 – Louis Buchalter, American organized crime figure (d. 1944)
* 1898 – Alla Tarasova, Soviet actress (d. 1973)
* 1899 – Ramón Novarro, Mexican actor (d. 1968)
* 1901 – Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)
* 1902 – George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
* 1903 – Claudio Arrau, Chilean-born pianist (d. 1991)
* 1905 – Władysław Gomułka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
* 1905 – Jan Werich, Czech actor, playwright and writer (d. 1980)
* 1908 – Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician (d. 1999)
* 1908 – Edward Lansdale, American United States Air Force, CIA and OSS officer (d. 1987)
* 1908 – Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (d. 1981)
* 1910 – Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
* 1910 – Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
* 1911 – Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
* 1912 – Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
* 1912 – John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (d. 2003)
* 1913 – Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)
* 1914 – Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
* 1916 – John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
* 1917 – Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress
* 1918 – Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
* 1919 – Takashi Yanase, Japanese manga artist
* 1922 – Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (d. 2007)
* 1922 – Patrick Macnee, British actor
* 1922 – Denis Norden, British television personality
* 1922 – Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer
* 1923 – Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian football player and manager (d. 1981)
* 1924 – Billy Wright, English footballer (d. 1994)
* 1924 – Jin Yong, Chinese-language novelist
* 1925 – Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author (d. 2006)
* 1926 – Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
* 1927 – Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist (d. 1992)
* 1928 – Allan Meltzer, American economist
* 1929 – Pierre Brice, French actor
* 1929 – Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist, inventor of the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)
* 1929 – Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
* 1929 – Valentin Yanin, Russian historian
* 1930 – Jun Kondo, Japanese theoretical physicist
* 1931 – Rip Torn, American actor
* 1931 – Mamie Van Doren, American actress
* 1931 – Ricardo Vidal, Filipino Roman Catholic Cardinal
* 1932 – Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
* 1932 – Heinz-Klaus Metzger, German music critic and theorist (d. 2009)
* 1932 – François Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
* 1933 – Leslie Crowther, British comedian (d. 1996)
* 1934 – Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
* 1936 – Kent Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
* 1936 – J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
* 1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor
* 1939 – Orlando Parga, Puerto Rican politician
* 1940 – Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman
* 1940 – Petr Hájek, Czech mathematician
* 1940 – Jimmy Tarbuck, British comedian
* 1941 – Gigi Perreau, American actress
* 1941 – Spencer Silver, American chemist
* 1942 – Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist
* 1942 – James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
* 1942 – Valentina Titova, Russian actress
* 1943 – Fabian Forte, American singer
* 1943 – Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
* 1944 – Christine Boutin, French politician
* 1944 – Willie Tee, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
* 1944 – Michael Tucker, American actor
* 1945 – Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
* 1946 – Jim Turner, American politician
* 1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
* 1946 – Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (d. 2010)
* 1947 – Bill Staines, American singer and songwriter
* 1949 – Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
* 1949 – Mike Batt, British composer
* 1950 – Natalie Cole, American singer
* 1950 – Jane Gordon-Cumming, British writer
* 1951 – Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
* 1951 – Margo O'Donnell, Irish singer
* 1951 – Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
* 1951 – Kevin Whately, English actor
* 1952 – Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
* 1952 – Viktor Giacobbo, Swiss writer, comedian, moderator and actor
* 1955 – Michael Pollan, American journalist
* 1955 – Bruno Stolorz, French rugby coach
* 1957 – Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedienne
* 1957 – Simon Phillips, Drummer (Toto)
* 1957 – Robert Townsend, American actor
* 1958 – Cecily Adams, American actress (d. 2004)
* 1958 – Barry Miller, American actor
* 1959 – Ken Nelson, English record producer
* 1960 – Megan Gallagher, American actress
* 1960 – Frank Jeske, East German footballer (d. 1994)
* 1961 – Cam Cameron, American football coach
* 1961 – Yuri Onufriyenko, Ukrainian-Russian cosmonaut
* 1962 – Stavros Lambrinidis, Greek politician
* 1962 – W. Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N' Roses)
* 1963 – Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
* 1963 – Quentin Letts, British journalist
* 1964 – Gordon Downie, Canadian musician (The Tragically Hip)
* 1964 – Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian film director and actor
* 1965 – Jan Svěrák, Czech film director
* 1966 – Rick Astley, British singer
* 1967 – Anita Cochran, American singer
* 1967 – Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
* 1968 – Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
* 1968 – Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
* 1969 – David Hayter, American voice actor
* 1969 – Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer
* 1969 – Tim Sherwood, English footballer
* 1970 – Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
* 1971 – Dana Eskelson, American actress
* 1971 – Brad Hogg, Australian cricket player
* 1971 – Carlos Rogers, American basketball player
* 1971 – Brian Stepanek, American actor
* 1972 – Stefano Bettarini, Italian footballer
* 1972 – David Binn, American football player
* 1975 – Orkut Büyükkökten, Turkish software engineer
* 1975 – Brett Hawke, Australian swimmer
* 1975 – Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer
* 1975 – Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist
* 1975 – Chad Allen, American retired baseball player
* 1976 – Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder
* 1976 – Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast
* 1976 – Kasper Hvidt, Danish handball goalkeeper
* 1976 – Princess Marie of Denmark
* 1977 – Jason Euell, English-born footballer
* 1977 – Josh Stewart, American actor
* 1979 – Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
* 1979 – Reentko, German musician and composer
* 1980 – Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu
* 1980 – Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
* 1980 – Luke Ravenstahl, American politician
* 1981 – Ricky Barnes, American professional golfer
* 1981 – Calum Best, American model
* 1981 – Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
* 1981 – Ty Warren, American football player
* 1981 – Alison Haislip, American actress and TV personality
* 1981 – Shim Eun Jin, South Korean singer (Baby V.O.X.)
* 1982 – Jade Edmistone, Australian swimmer
* 1982 – Alice Eve, English actress
* 1982 – Elise Ray, American gymnast
* 1982 – Tank Lu, Taiwanese singer (Mandopop)
* 1983 – Melrose Bickerstaff, American fashion model
* 1983 – Brodie Croyle, American football player
* 1983 – Dimas Delgado, Spanish footballer
* 1983 – Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
* 1983 – Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
* 1983 – Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
* 1984 – Darren Bent, English footballer
* 1984 – Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
* 1984 – Antoine Wright, American basketball player
* 1985 – Kris Humphries, American basketball player
* 1985 – Joji Kato, Japanese speedskater
* 1985 – Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer
* 1986 – Alice Greczyn, American actress
* 1986 – Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer
* 1986 – Jung Yunho, South Korean singer (TVXQ)
* 1988 – Bailey Hanks, American actress
* 1988 – Allison Holker, American dancer
* 1989 – Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer
* 1990 – Adam Henrique, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1992 – Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer

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