Famous Birthdays on 20th February

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1494 - Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
1507 - Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 - Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)
1632 - Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
1633 - Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher
1656 - Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1734 - Franz Ignaz Beck, composer
1745 - Johann Peter Salomon, composer
1745 - Henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)
1751 - Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)
1752 - Charles Broche, composer
1753 - Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
1757 - John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
1763 - Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer
1770 - Ferdinando Carulli, composer
1779 - Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington
1784 - Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher
1791 - Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)
1794 - William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
1796 - Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician
1802 - Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
1803 - Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer
1805 - Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer
1808 - Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
1809 - Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
1809 - Henry Walton Wessells, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1816 - Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
1819 - Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
1820 - Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1827 - Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
1835 - Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist
1838 - James Barbour Terrill, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1839 - Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)
1844 - Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)
1844 - Joshua Slocum, Canadian seaman and adventurer (d. 1909)
1848 - Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
1850 - Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)
1852 - Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)
1854 - Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director (Youth)
1861 - Nicolaas van Meeteren, Curacao, folklorist
1866 - Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
1867 - Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
1870 - Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
1874 - Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
1876 - Fyodor Akimenko, composer
1880 - Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
1881 - Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
1883 - Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
1886 - Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
1887 - David McKinley Williams, composer
1887 - Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)
Governor General of Canada Vincent MasseyGovernor General of Canada Vincent Massey (1887) 1887 - Vincent Massey, Toronto Ontario, Governor General of Canada
1888 - Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
1888 - Marie Rambert, Warsaw, English ballet producer/director/teacher
1889 - Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
1893 - Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
1893 - Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
1895 - Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)
1896 - Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
1897 - Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter (Door, Window)
1899 - Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, LI NY, founder (Pan Am Airways)
1899 - Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
1900 - Antonio Veretti, composer
1900 - Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
1900 - Jean Negulesco
1901 - Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
1901 - Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
1901 - Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
1901 - Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
1901 - René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
1902 - Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award)
1903 - Ella Maillart, explorer
1903 - Karel Janacek, composer
1903 - Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
1904 - Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
1904 - Armin Loos, composer
1904 - Bramwell Fletcher, Yorkshire England, actor (White Cargo, Mummy)
1905 - Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
1907 - Malcolm Atterbury, Phila, actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way)
1907 - Nadine Conner, California, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
1907 - Owain Jenkins, company director
1908 - Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1)
1908 - Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix
1910 - Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
1910 - Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
1911 - Margot Grahame
1911 - Robert Guyn McBride, Tucson Arizona, composer (Mexican Rhapsody)
1912 - Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
1913 - Jozef Kresanek, composer
1913 - Mary Durack, author
1913 - Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
1914 - John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
1914 - Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
1914 - Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
1915 - Philip Friend, Horsham England, actor (Vulture, Fur Collar)
1916 - Jackie Gleason, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners)
1916 - Julius Juzeliunas, composer
1916 - Paul Tripp, NYC, TV host (Mr I Magination)
1917 - Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)
1918 - Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
1920 - Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
1920 - Liesbeth Tonckens, [Wilhelmina], actress/lecturer (Free People)
1920 - Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
1921 - Joseph Albert Walker, Wash DC, test pilot (X-15)
1921 - Nurv Shiner, singer
1921 - Ruth Gipps, British(?) conductor/composer
1923 - Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
1924 - Gloria Vanderbilt, don't my jeans look great (poor little rich girl)
1925 - Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)
1925 - Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa)
1925 - Robert Altman, Kansas City MO, director (Nashville, M*A*S*H)
1925 - Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
1926 - Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
1926 - Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v South Africa 1953)
1926 - Kenneth H Olsen, US, engineer/founder (Digital Equipment Corp)
1926 - Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-48, 52, 56)
1926 - Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)
1927 - Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)
1927 - Sidney Poitier, Miami Florida, actor, first back actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963)
1928 - Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
1928 - Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1929 - Amanda Blake, [Beverly Louise Neill, Buffalo NY, American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke) (d. 1989)
1929 - Toshiro Mayuzumi, Yokohama Japan, composer (Sphenogramme)
1930 - Bill Walker, British MP
1930 - Patricia Smith, New Haven Ct, actress (Bob Newhart Show)
1930 - Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
1932 - Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)
1933 - Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
1934 - Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)
1934 - Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton
1936 - Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)
1936 - Marj Dusay, [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)
1936 - Roy Beggs, British MP
1937 - David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
1937 - Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
1937 - Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
1937 - Roger Penske, auto racer
1938 - Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1938 - Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
1939 - Barbara Ellis, Olympia Wa, rocker (Fleetwoods)
1939 - Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
1939 - Frank Arundel, English footballer
1940 - Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
1940 - Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
1940 - Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
1940 - RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
1940 - V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
1941 - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)
1942 - Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
1942 - Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child), (d. 2012)
1942 - David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)
1942 - Mitch McConnell, (Sen-R-KY, 1985- )
1942 - Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
1942 - Phil Esposito, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)
1943 - Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
1943 - Antonio Inoki, [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
1943 - Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice
1943 - Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
1944 - Lew Soloff, Brooklyn New York, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1944 - Roger Knapman, British MP
1944 - Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
1944 - Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
1945 - Alan Hull, singer/composer
1945 - Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
1945 - Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
1945 - Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
1946 - Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
1946 - J[erome] Geils, NYC, rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1946 - Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 - Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)
1947 - Andre van Duin, [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
1947 - Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress (Summer of '42)
1947 - Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
1947 - Peter Osgood, English footballer (d. 2006)
1947 - Peter Strauss, American actor
1948 - A C Fabian, astronomer
1948 - Barry Wordsworth, conductor
1948 - Billy Zoom, musician
1948 - Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
1948 - John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
1949 - Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner (immense England)
1949 - Ivana Trump, Gottwaldov Cz, ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club)
1950 - John Voldstad, Oslo Norway, actor (Darryl-Newhart)
1950 - Walter Becker, NYC, rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg)
1950 - Ken Shimura, Japanese performer and actor
1951 - Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
1951 - Edward Albert, LA Ca, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free)
British Prime Minister Gordon BrownBritish Prime Minister Gordon Brown (1951) 1951 - Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10)
1951 - Kathy Baillie, Morristown NJ, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart)
1951 - Phil Neal, English soccer player
1951 - Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
1952 - Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 - Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 - Riccardo Chailly, Milan Italy, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch)
1953 - Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
1954 - Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy Vampire Slayer)
1954 - Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
1954 - Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
1954 - Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
1955 - Kelsey Grammer, Virgin Islands, actor (Fraiser Crane-Cheers/Fraiser)

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