Famous Birthdays on 15th February

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1368 - Sigismund, Nornberg Germany, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37)
1458 - Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (d. 1490)
1471 - Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1503)
1497 - Philipp Melanchthon, German Protestant
1519 - Pedro Menendez de Aviles, explorer (found St Augustine Florida)
1524 - Charles de Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims
1557 - Alfonso Fontanelli, composer
1564 - Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist
1571 - Michael Praetorius, Kreuzberg Germany, composer (Syntagma music)
1620 - Francois Charpentier, French scholar/archaeologist
1650 - Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (hugenot)
1660 - Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans
1666 - Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)
1705 - Charles A Vanloo, French painter
1707 - Claude Prosper, Paris France, novelist
1710 - Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)
1726 - Abraham Clark, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, American politician, signed Declaration of Independence
1739 - Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
1740 - Ernst Eichner, composer
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo GalileiAstronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei (1564) 1748 - Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)
1759 - Friedrich A Wolfius, [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena)
1760 - Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer
1764 - Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)
1768 - Jozef B Cannaert, [Olim], Flemish lawyer
1774 - W G Frederik, prince of Orange
1780 - Carel Asser, Dutch jurist
1783 - Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer
1785 - Claude Louis Marie Navier
1789 - Friedrich Fesca, composer
1795 - Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)
1797 - Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway)
1800 - Frederik W Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer
1803 - John Augustus Sutter, Swiss/US colonist (New Helvetia Ca, Sutter Mill)
1807 - Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer
1809 - Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor (Mechanical reaper)
1809 - André Dumont, Belgian geologist (d. 1857)
1811 - Domingo F Sarmiento, president of Argentina (1868-74)
1812 - Charles Lewis Tiffany, Killingly Ct, jeweler (Tiffany)
1817 - Charles F Daubigny, French restauranteur/painter
Suffragette Susan Brownell AnthonySuffragette Susan Brownell Anthony (1820) 1820 - Susan Brownell Anthony, Adams Mass, woman's suffragette
1821 - Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet
1822 - Theodor Uhlig, composer
1823 - Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
1825 - Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
1826 - George J Stoney, Irish physicist
1828 - Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary)
1829 - Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
1834 - William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
1835 - Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), died in 1911
1835 - Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)
1841 - Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
1845 - Elihu Root, (R)/US Sec of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912)
1847 - Robert Fuchs, composer
1855 - Gustav Hollaender, composer
1856 - Frank Harris, Galway England, writer
1856 - Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
1858 - William Pickering, Boston, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn)
1861 - Alfred North Whitehead, Engl mathematician/philosopher (Adv of Ideas)
1861 - Halford John Mackinder, Gainsborough Lincolnshire, geographer
1866 - Bannister Fletcher, London, architect & architectural historian
1874 - Emilis Melngailis, composer
1874 - Ernest H Shackleton, Kilkee Ireland, explorer (Endurance, Antarctica)
1877 - Louis Renault, French automobile executive (d. 1944)
1882 - John Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
1883 - Sax Rohmer (real name Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward), English author of Dr Fu Manchu novels (d. 1959)
1885 - Richard Wurz, composer
1887 - H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
1890 - Robert Ley, Nazi politician. Committed suicide 1945.
1892 - James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy
1893 - Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/etcher/ceramist
1893 - Walter Donaldson, US pianist/composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee)
1894 - Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st pres of UN)
1895 - Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
1896 - Arthur Shields, Dublin Ireland, actor (River, Enchanted Island)
1897 - Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)
1898 - Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri)
1898 - Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
1899 - Gale Sondergard, Litchfield Mn, actress (Cat & Canary, Road to Rio)
1899 - Georges Auric, Lodve France, Composer
1899 - Lillian Disney, Mrs Walt Disney
1901 - Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
1901 - Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
1901 - Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
1904 - Antonin Magne, French bicyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
1904 - Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
1905 - Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US, composer (Over the Rainbow)
1906 - Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
1907 - Jean Langlais, composer
Actor Cesar RomeroActor Cesar Romero (1907) 1907 - Cesar Romero, New York City, New York, American actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11)
1908 - Sidney Gilliat, producer
1908 - Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)
1908 - Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
1909 - Harold Beeley, British diplomat
1909 - Miep Gies, Dutch biographer of Anne Frank
1910 - 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
1911 - Leonard Woodcock, labor leader (UAW)
1912 - George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)
1913 - Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske)
1913 - Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
1914 - Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
1914 - Kevin McCarthy, Seattle, actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Howling)
1914 - R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
1914 - Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
1915 - Paul Ferris, British author
1916 - Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
1916 - Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
1918 - Alan Arbus, NYC, actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H), (d. 2013)
1920 - Ingmar Milveden, composer
1920 - Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers)
1920 - Richard O'Brien, CEO (Manpower Services Commission)
1920 - Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
1921 - Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
1922 - Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)
1922 - John Bayard Anderson, American politician
1923 - Justice Drake, British justice
1923 - Keene Curtis, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Magician, Amanda's)
1923 - Yelena Bonner, Moscow, soviet disident/wife of Andre Sakharov
1927 - Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)
1927 - Gottfrid Grasbeck, composer
1927 - Harvey Korman, Chicago, actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles)
1927 - William Bentley, diplomat
1929 - Countess of Dysart
1929 - Gerald Harper, broadcaster/actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day)
1929 - Graham Hill, London, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ)
1929 - James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75)
1930 - C F Payne, Cleveland, British chief constable
1930 - Nico Minardos, American actor
1931 - W K Reid, British ombudsman
1931 - [Patricia] Claire Bloom, London, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger)
1931 - Geoff Edwards, American television game show host
1932 - Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
1933 - Adolfo, Cardones Cuba, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
1934 - Niklaus Wirth, Switzerland, computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL)
1934 - Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
1935 - John R Block, US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86)
1935 - Roger B Chaffee, Grand Rapids Michigan, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1935 - Susan Brownmiller, Brooklyn, feminist author (Against Our Wills)
1936 - Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)
1937 - Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
1937 - P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
1937 - Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
1937 - Zoltan Pesko, composer
1937 - Gregory Mcdonald, American author
1938 - Jack Tinker, drama critic
1938 - Lord Justice Ward, British judge
1939 - Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
1939 - Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
1939 - Robert Hansen, American serial killer
1940 - John Hadl, American football player
1940 - Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
1941 - Brian Holland, US pianist/producer (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
1941 - Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable
1941 - Florinda Bolkan, Ceara Brazil, actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word)
1944 - Aleksandr A Serebrov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17)
1944 - Mick Avory, rock drummer (Kinks-Lola)
1944 - Tineke Netelenbos, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1945 - John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
1945 - Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
1946 - Clare Short, British MP
1946 - John Greenway, British MP
1946 - Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
1947 - John Adams, Worcester Mass, composer (Nixon in China)
1947 - Marisa Berenson, NYC, actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB)
1947 - Rusty Hamer, Tenafly NJ, actor (Rusty-Make Room for Daddy)
1948 - Ron "Penguin" Cey, Tacoma, Washington, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers)
1948 - Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
1949 - Christopher Rouse, composer
1949 - George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
1949 - Jess Walton, Mich, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless)
1949 - Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
1949 - Hans Graf, Austrian conductor
1950 - Donna Hanover Giuliani, TV news anchor (WPIX)/wife of Mayor Giuliani
1950 - Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russia, cosmonaut
1951 - Jane Seymour, [Joyce Frankenberg], England, actress (Dr Quinn)
1951 - Melissa Manchester, Bronx NY, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud)
1953 - Derek Conway, British MP
1953 - Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)
1954 - Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)
1954 - Armand Parmentier, Belgian athlete
1955 - Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
1955 - Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
1955 - Christopher McDonald, American actor
1955 - Janice Dickinson, American Ex-Supermodel
1956 - Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
1956 - Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
1956 - Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
1957 - Bienvenida Buck, Velencia Spain, lover of Brit Peter Harding
1957 - Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat
1957 - Jake E Lee, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
1957 - Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
1957 - Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
1958 - Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
1959 - Ali Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1959 - Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
1959 - Joe Hesketh, US baseball player (Boston Red Sox)
1959 - Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler
1960 - Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
1960 - Jeanne Goldsmith, Los Angeles California, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987)
1960 - Mikey Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
1960 - Jock Hobbs [Michael], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, (d. 2012)

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