Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7 Birthdays

* 1102 – Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)
* 1478 – Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist and author (d. 1535)
* 1612 – Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (d. 1683)
* 1693 – Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
* 1804 – John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)
* 1812 – Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
* 1837 – Sir James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (d. 1915)
* 1842 – Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
* 1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
* 1873 – Thomas Andrews, British shipbuilder on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
* 1870 – Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist (d. 1937)
* 1877 – G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (d. 1947)
* 1878 – Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (d. 1936)
* 1885 – Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)
* 1885 – Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (d. 1953)
* 1886 – Yehezkel Abramsky, Russian-born rabbi, head of the London Beth Din for 17 years (d. 1976)
* 1887 – Eubie Blake, American musician and composer (d. 1983)
* 1889 – Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)
* 1891 – Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
* 1895 – Anita Stewart, American film actress (d. 1961)
* 1898 – Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
* 1901 – Arnold Nordmeyer, New Zealand politician (d. 1989)
* 1905 – Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1983)
* 1905 – Paul Nizan, French author (d. 1940)
* 1906 – Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
* 1906 – Puyi, Emperor of China (d. 1967)
* 1907 – Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
* 1908 – Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
* 1908 – Fred Gipson, American author (d. 1973)
* 1909 – Hélder Câmara, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
* 1909 – Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter (d. 1995)
* 1909 – Amedeo Guillet, former officer of the Italian Army (d. 2010)
* 1909 – Silvio Zavala, Mexican historian
* 1912 – Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist (d. 1981)
* 1912 – Roberta McCain, mother of John McCain
* 1914 – Ramón Mercader, Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky (d. 1978)
* 1915 – Eddie Bracken, American actor (d. 2002)
* 1915 – Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (d. 2007)
* 1918 – Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
* 1920 – Oscar Brand, Canadian folk musicologist
* 1920 – An Wang, Chinese-born computer pioneer (d. 1990)
* 1922 – Hattie Jacques, English actress (d. 1980)
* 1923 – Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
* 1926 – John Frank Davidson, British chemical engineer and Royal Medal holder
* 1926 – Konstantin Feoktistov, cosmonaut (d. 2009)
* 1927 – Juliette Gréco, French singer and actor
* 1927 – Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
* 1929 – Alejandro Jodorowsky, Chilean filmmaker
* 1932 – Gay Talese, American author
* 1932 – Al Worden, American astronaut
* 1933 – John Anderton, English footballer
* 1934 – Eddie Fenech Adami, Maltese politician, Prime Minister (1987-1996, 1998-2004); President (2004-2009)
* 1934 – King Curtis, American saxophonist (d. 1971)
* 1934 – Earl King, American musician (d. 2003)
* 1935 – Herbert Kohl, American politician
* 1937 – Juan Pizarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
* 1938 – S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
* 1939 – Ray Taliaferro, American radio talkshow host
* 1941 – Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
* 1943 – Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
* 1945 – Gerald Davies, Welsh rugby player
* 1945 – Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
* 1946 – Hector Babenco, Brazilian film director
* 1946 – Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (d. 2011)
* 1946 – Gérard Jean-Juste, Haitian priest and activist (d. 2009)
* 1947 – Wayne Allwine, American voice artist (d. 2009)
* 1949 – Joe English, American drummer (Wings, Sea Level)
* 1949 – Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
* 1951 – Benny Ayala, baseball player
* 1952 – Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
* 1953 – Dan Quisenberry, baseball player (d. 1998)
* 1954 – Dieter Bohlen German composer
* 1954 – Brian Morton, Scottish writer
* 1955 – Rolf Benirschke, American football player
* 1955 – Miguel Ferrer, American actor
* 1956 – Emo Philips, American comedian
* 1956 – Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
* 1957 – Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
* 1957 – Carney Lansford, American baseball player
* 1958 – Matt Ridley, British scientist and science writer
* 1960 – Robert Smigel, American actor and Comedian
* 1960 – James Spader, American actor
* 1962 – Garth Brooks, American singer
* 1962 – David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)
* 1962 – Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
* 1964 –Ashok Banker, Indian novelist
* 1964 – Ray Mears, British survival expert and TV presenter
* 1964 – Cynthia Woodhead, American swimmer
* 1965 – Jason Gedrick, American actor
* 1965 – Chris Rock, American actor and comedian
* 1966 – Kristin Otto, German swimmer
* 1967 – Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player
* 1967 – Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
* 1968 – Peter Bondra, Slovak ice hockey player
* 1968 – Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
* 1968 – Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer
* 1969 – Adriano, Brazilian footballer
* 1969 – Yves Racine, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1970 – Stanley Roberts, American basketball player
* 1971 – Anita Tsoy, Russian singer of Korean descent
* 1972 – Essence Atkins, American actress
* 1972 – Robyn Lively, American actress
* 1972 – Amon Tobin, Canadian/Brazilian musician
* 1973 – Irina Björklund, Finnish actress
* 1973 – Juwan Howard, American basketball player
* 1974 – J Dilla, American record producer (d. 2006)
* 1974 – Nujabes, Japanese hip hop producer (d. 2010)
* 1974 – Danny Goffey, British musician (Supergrass)
* 1974 – Steve Nash, Canadian basketball player
* 1975 – Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
* 1975 – Alexandre Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1976 – Kelly Choi, Korean-American TV hostess of Top Chef Masters
* 1976 – Sreto Ristić, German soccer player
* 1977 – Georgios Alexopoulos, Greek soccer player
* 1977 – Paul Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1977 – Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, Japanese footballer
* 1977 – Dimitris Papanikolaou, Greek basketball player
* 1977 – Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor
* 1978 – David Aebischer, Swiss ice hockey player
* 1978 – Endy Chávez, baseball player
* 1978 – Ashton Kutcher, American actor
* 1978 – Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian soccer player
* 1979 – Daniel Bierofka, German footballer
* 1979 – Nicola Campedelli, Italian footballer
* 1979 – Jon Leicester, American baseball player
* 1979 – Cerina Vincent, American actress
* 1980 – Kevin J. Boyle, American politician
* 1980 – Maximiliano Cejas, Argentine footballer
* 1981 – Lee Ok-Sung, South Korean amateur boxer
* 1982 – Osamu Mukai, Japanese actor
* 1982 – Mickael Pietrus, French-born basketball player
* 1983 – Scott Feldman, American baseball player
* 1983 – Teshome Getu, Ethiopian soccer player
* 1983 – Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
* 1983 – Federico Marchetti, Italian footballer
* 1983 – Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
* 1983 – Sho Kamogawa, Japanese football player
* 1984 – Lenny Pidgeley, British footballer
* 1985 – Tina Majorino, American actress
* 1985 – Devis Nossa, Italian footballer
* 1985 – Deborah Ann Woll, American actress
* 1986 – Michael Orozco Fiscal, American soccer player
* 1986 – Pippa Wilson, British professional sailor
* 1987 – Joe Cardle, British footballer
* 1987 – Kerli, Estonian singer
* 1988 – Lee Don-Ku, South Korean ice hockey defenceman player
* 1988 – Albin Hodza, French footballer
* 1988 – Lee Joon, Korean singer (MBLAQ)
* 1988 – Ai Kago, Japanese singer
* 1988 – Matthew Stafford, American NFL football player
* 1989 – Nick Calathes, Greek basketball player
* 1989 – Louisa Lytton, British actress
* 1990 – Anna Abreu, Finnish singer
* 1990 – Neil Etheridge, English–Filipino footballer
* 1990 – Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1991 – Zhou Yimiao' Chinese tennis player
* 1992 – Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
* 1993 – David Dorfman, American actor
* 1996 – David Castro, American actor
* 1996 – Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer

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