Famous Birthdays on 1st February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 275

1261 - Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326)
1459 - Conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)
1462 - Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)
1552 - Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)
1603 - Michael Trumper, composer
1605 - Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic
1633 - Gabriel Schutz, composer
1635 - Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
1659 - Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)
1663 - Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress (d. 1748)
1669 - Miguel Lopez, composer
1673 - Alessandro Marcello, Venice Italy, composer
1690 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer
1710 - Konrad E Ackermann, German actor (Die Oberpfalz)
1757 - John P Kemble, England, actor/director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden)
1761 - Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
1763 - Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)
1789 - Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer
1791 - Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder
1796 - Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
1801 - Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
1801 - Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
1801 - Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
1805 - Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)
1807 - William Bowen Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1810 - Charles Lenox Remond, Salem Mass, famous black American orator and abolitionist
1819 - Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1885
1820 - George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
1821 - Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer
1827 - Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
1829 - John Potts Slough, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1833 - Henry McNeal Turner, black methodist bishop
1839 - James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
1841 - William H H Davenport, Buffalo, stage medium
1844 - Eduard Adolf Strasburger, German botanist (Angiospermen)
1844 - Granville Stanley Hall, US, psychologist
1851 - Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
1859 - Victor Herbert, Dublin, Ireland, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark)
1869 - Johannes F "Frits" Bakker Sr, actor (Holland Tooneelgezelschap)
1872 - Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose
1872 - Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)
1872 - Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
1873 - Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)
1873 - Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
1873 - John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
1874 - Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
1875 - Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)
1877 - Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
1878 - Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate
1878 - Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (d. 1944)
1879 - Sydney Baynes, composer
1880 - Antonio Guarnieri, composer
1880 - Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer
1881 - Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer
1882 - Louis St Laurent, Compton Quebec, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)
1883 - Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)
1884 - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
1885 - Camille Chautemps, premier France
1887 - Dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect
1887 - Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
1889 - Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
1892 - K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall)
1894 - James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston, If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight)
Film director John FordFilm director John Ford (1895) 1895 - John Ford, Maine, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)
1896 - Anastasio "Tacho" Somoza, general/pres of Nicaragua (1937-56)
1897 - Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss)
1900 - Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)
1901 - Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)
1902 - Carlo Borbolla, composer
1902 - Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)
Poet and Playwright Langston HughesPoet and Playwright Langston Hughes (1902) 1902 - Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
1903 - Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
1904 - S J Perelman, Brooklyn, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days)
1905 - Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
1906 - Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
1906 - Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
1907 - Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
1907 - Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, São Paulo Brazil, composer/conductor
1907 - John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
1908 - Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
1908 - Edward Staempfli, composer
1908 - George Pal, Hungarian/US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
1909 - George Beverly Shea, Winchester, Ontario, American gospel singer
1909 - Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)
1909 - Helen Chandler, Charleston SC, actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula)
1910 - H Stanley Cayzer
1910 - Jahangir Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36)
1910 - Michael Kanin, Rochester NY, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year)
1913 - Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot
1915 - Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
1916 - Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
1918 - Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)
1918 - Muriel Spark, Edinburgh Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
1920 - Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman
1921 - Peter Sallis, actor (Tast the Blood of Dracula)
1922 - Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, professor of Cushtic Languages
1922 - Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
1924 - H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
1924 - Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
1926 - Douglas Johnson, historian
1926 - Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
1926 - Stuart Whitman, SF California, actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip)
1927 - Galway Kinnell, Providence RI, author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares)
1928 - Eric Evans, Dean (St Paul's)
1928 - Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer
1928 - Sam Edwards, physicist
1928 - Thoams Eric Evans, dean (St Paul's)
1928 - Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
1928 - Ursula Mamlok, composer
1930 - Peter Tapsell, British MP
1930 - Shahabuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh
1930 - Mario Beaulieu, Quebec politician (d. 1998)
1931 - Barrel, [ABM] Frinking, teacher/Dutch MP (CVP)
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin (1931) 1931 - Boris Yeltsin, Ural Mts USSR, president of Russian SSR
1931 - Madeline Berthod, Switzerland, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
1931 - Mark Richmond, CEO (Science & Engineering Research Council)
1931 - Ton [ABM] Frinking, Dutch MP (CDA)
1932 - John Hart, Denver Colorado, newsman (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News)
1932 - John Nott, British MP
1933 - Reynolds Price, US writer (Strengthened by a Pale Green Light)
1934 - Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
1935 - Ruth Clarke, Moderator (General Assembly of the United Reform Church)
1935 - Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)
1936 - G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
1936 - Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
1937 - Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1937 - Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
1937 - Garrett Morris, New Orleans La, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash)
1938 - Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
1938 - Jimmy Carl Black, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1938 - Sherman Hemsley, Phila, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen), (d. 2012)
1939 - Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
1939 - Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
1939 - Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
1940 - Bibi Besch, Vienna Austria, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within)
1940 - Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
1941 - Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
1941 - Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
1941 - Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral
1941 - Karl Dall, German television host
1941 - Jerry Spinelli, children's author
1942 - Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
1942 - Terry Jones, Colwyn Bay North Wales, comedian (Monty Python)
1942 - Muna Wassef, Wassef is a well known Syrian/Arab movie star and a United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
1943 - Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
1943 - Lord Mountevans
1943 - Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
1944 - Leo Burmester, Louisville Ky, actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs)
1944 - Tommy Duffy, rocker (Echos)
1944 - Mike Enzi, American politician, senator of Wyoming
1944 - Burkhard Ziese, German football manager
1944 - Paul Blair, Cushing, OK, MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), (d. 2013)
1945 - Ole Buck, composer
1946 - Bart Braverman, Los Angeles California, actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple)
1946 - Elisabeth Sladen, Liverpool, England, actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures)
1947 - Adam Ingram, British MP
1947 - Terry Hibbitt, soccer star
1947 - Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
1947 - Normie Rowe, Australian singer
1948 - Debbie Austin, LPGA golfer
1948 - Jennifer Adams, superintendent (Central Royal Parks)
Musician Rick JamesMusician Rick James (1948) 1948 - Rick James (James Ambrose Johnson Jr), Buffalo New York, American funk musician
1949 - Jimmy Lee Thorpe, Roxboro NC, PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open)
1950 - Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
1951 - Andrew Smith, British MP
1952 - Rick James, [James Johnson], rock/soul/funk vocalist (Super Freak)
1953 - Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet
1953 - C A Barnett, headmaster (Whitgift School)
1953 - Brendan Batson, English former footballer
1954 - Billy Mumy, California, actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte)
1954 - Mike Campbell, guitarist (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers-Breakdown)
1954 - Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)
1955 - Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)
1955 - Virginia Elliot, three-day eventer
1955 - Ernie Camacho, baseball player
1956 - Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
1956 - Exene Cervenka, American musician
1956 - Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1957 - Donna Adamek, Duarte California, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
1958 - Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (Brit Open Amateur 1979)
1958 - Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
1958 - Luther Blissett, English footballer
1959 - Anthony LaPlagia, actor (Criminal Justice, Betsy's Wedding)
1959 - Carolyn Hill, Santa Monica CA, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic)
1959 - Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)
1959 - Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1961 - Daniel M Tani, Ridley Park MD, astronaut
1961 - Gina Hull, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th)
1962 - José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
1962 - Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
1963 - Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
1964 - Jani Lane, [John Kennedy Oswald] heavy metal musician and singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
1964 - Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician
1964 - Kaitlin Hopkins, NYC, actress (Kelsey-Another World)
1964 - Sharon Bruneau, Toronto Ontario, actress (Sensuous Muscle)
1964 - Mario Pelchat, Quebec singer
1964 - Linus Roache, English actor
1965 - Brandon Lee, Emerson Colo, actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo)
1965 - David Callaghan, cricketer (South African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992)
1965 - Sherilyn Fenn, Detroit Mich, actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks)

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