Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 8 Birthdays

* 120 – Vettius Valens, Greek astrologer (d. 175)
* 412 – Proclus, Greek philosopher (d. 485)
* 1191 – Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)
* 1291 – King Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
* 1405 – Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Byzantine Emperor (d. 1453)
* 1487 – Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
* 1552 – Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
* 1577 – Robert Burton, English cleric and writer (d. 1640)
* 1586 – Jacob Praetorius, German composer (d. 1651)
* 1612 – Samuel Butler, English poet (d. 1680)
* 1649 – Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
* 1677 – Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (d. 1756)
* 1685 – Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)
* 1700 – Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
* 1720 – Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
* 1762 – Emperor Gia Long the founded the Nguyễn Dynasty, the last of the Vietnamese dynasties (d. 1820)
* 1792 – Queen Caroline Augusta of Bavaria of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
* 1798 – Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, Russian Grand Duke (d. 1849)
* 1804 – Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)
* 1807 – Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
* 1819 – John Ruskin, English author (d. 1900)
* 1820 – William Tecumseh Sherman, American Union general (d. 1891)
* 1822 – Maxime Du Camp, French photographer and journalist (d. 1894)
* 1825 – Henry Walter Bates, English naturalist and explorer (d. 1892)
* 1828 – Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)
* 1834 – Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (d. 1907)
* 1847 – Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)
* 1850 – Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
* 1866 – Moses Gomberg, Russian-born American chemist (d. 1947)
* 1878 – Martin Buber, Austrian-born Israeli philosopher (d. 1965)
* 1880 – Franz Marc, German painter (d. 1916)
* 1882 – Thomas Etholen Selfridge, American military officer and airplane crash victim (d. 1908)
* 1883 – Joseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist (d. 1950)
* 1884 – Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (d. 1953)
* 1886 – Charles Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)
* 1888 – Dame Edith Evans, British actress (d. 1976)
* 1890 – Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
* 1893 – Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
* 1894 – Ludwig Marcuse, German author and philosopher (d. 1971)
* 1894 – King Vidor, American film director (d. 1982)
* 1900 – Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
* 1902 – Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
* 1903 – Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress (d. 1977)
* 1903 – Aleksander Mitt, Estonian speed skater (d. 1942)
* 1906 – Chester Carlson, American physicist and inventor (d. 1968)
* 1911 – Elizabeth Bishop, American poet (d. 1979)
* 1913 – Betty Field, American actress (d. 1973)
* 1914 – Bill Finger, American comic book writer (d. 1974)
* 1918 – Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
* 1920 – Herbert Siegert, German football manager
* 1921 – Lana Turner, American actress (d. 1995)
* 1922 – Audrey Meadows, American actress (d. 1996)
* 1925 – Jack Lemmon, American actor and film director (d. 2001)
* 1926 – Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
* 1928 – Gene Lees, Canadian biographer and lyricist (d. 2010)
* 1930 – James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)
* 1930 – Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (d. 1987)
* 1931 – James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
* 1932 – Cliff Allison, British racing driver (d. 2005)
* 1932 – John Williams, American composer and conductor
* 1932 – Jean Saunders née Jean Innes, English writer
* 1933 – Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
* 1933 – Jack Larson, American actor
* 1936 – Larry Verne, American singer
* 1937 – Manfred Krug, German actor
* 1937 – Joe Raposo, American composer (d. 1989)
* 1939 – Ken Iman, American football player (d. 2010)
* 1939 – José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
* 1940 – Ted Koppel, American journalist
* 1941 – Nick Nolte, American actor
* 1941 – Tom Rush, American singer and songwriter
* 1942 – Robert Klein, American comedian
* 1942 – Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (d. 2004)
* 1942 – Bob Munden, American shooting competitor
* 1943 – Creed Bratton, American actor and musician
* 1943 – Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and academic
* 1944 – Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor
* 1944 – Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer
* 1948 – Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
* 1948 – Dan Seals, American singer (d. 2009)
* 1948 – Ron Tyson, American singer (The Temptations)
* 1949 – Brooke Adams, American actress
* 1950 – Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
* 1951 – Z'EV, American text/sound artist
* 1953 – Roger Clavet, Québécois politician
* 1953 – Mary Steenburgen, American actress
* 1955 – John Grisham, American writer
* 1955 – Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
* 1956 – Marques Johnson, American basketball player
* 1956 – Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
* 1958 – Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
* 1959 – Damir Maričić, Croatian footballer
* 1960 – Benigno Aquino III, Philippine President
* 1960 – Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1960 – Stuart Hamm, American bassist (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai)
* 1961 – Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
* 1961 – Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
* 1963 – Mohammad Azharuddin, Indian cricketer
* 1963 – Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
* 1964 – Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
* 1964 – Robert Nebřenský, Czech actor and musician
* 1965 – Dicky Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer
* 1966 – Ulrich Hesse-Lichtenberger, German author
* 1966 – Bruno Labbadia, German footballer
* 1966 – Kirk Muller, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1966 – Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
* 1968 – Gary Coleman, American actor (d. 2010)
* 1968 – Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
* 1968 – Nasos Thanopoulos, Greek businessman
* 1969 – Mary McCormack, American actress
* 1969 – Shiva Rose, American actress
* 1970 – John Filan, Australian footballer
* 1970 – Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
* 1971 – Andre El Haddad, Lebannon football referee
* 1971 – Mika Karppinen, Finnish drummer (HIM)
* 1971 – Andrus Veerpalu, Estonian cross-country skier
* 1972 – Paul Wight, American professional wrestler
* 1973 – Keith McDonald, American baseball player
* 1974 – Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
* 1974 – Ulises de la Cruz, Ecuadorian footballer
* 1974 – Seth Green, American actor
* 1974 – Kimbo Slice, American mixed martial artist
* 1976 – Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer
* 1976 – Adam Piatt, American baseball player
* 1976 – Abi Titmuss, English glamour model
* 1976 – Nicolas Vouilloz, French rally driver
* 1977 – Barry Hall, Australian footballer
* 1977 – Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
* 1977 – Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
* 1977 – Mathieu Turcotte, Canadian short-track speed skater
* 1979 – Aaron Cook, American baseball player
* 1979 – Josh Keaton, American actor and singer
* 1980 – Ralf Little, English actor and comedian
* 1980 – Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet)
* 1980 – Stephen Wright, English footballer
* 1981 – Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
* 1982 – Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor
* 1982 – Danny Tamberelli, American actor
* 1983 – Jermaine Anderson, Canadian basketball player
* 1983 – Cory Jane, New Zealand rugby player
* 1983 – Jim Verraros, American singer
* 1984 – Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
* 1985 – Ben Anderson, New Zealand basketball player
* 1985 – Thomas Gardner, American basketball player
* 1987 – Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater
* 1988 – Rucha Hasabnis, Indian TV actress
* 1988 – Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
* 1988 – Ryan Pinkston, American actor
* 1989 – Zac Guildford, New Zealand rugby player
* 1989 – Dani Harmer, English actress
* 1989 – JaJuan Johnson, American basketball player
* 1989 – Courtney Vandersloot, American basketball player
* 1990 – Bethany Hamilton, American surfer and shark attack survivor
* 1990 – Tran Thuy Dzung, Miss Vietnam 2008
* 1991 – Abdisalam Ibrahim, Somali/Norwegian footballer
* 1991 – Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer
* 1992 – Carl Jenkinson, English/Finnish footballer
* 1994 – Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian artist and singer
* 1998 – Šarlote Lēnmane, Latvian singer

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