Famous Birthdays on 5th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 237

976 - Sanjō, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017)
1505 - Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
1519 - René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
1534 - Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
1589 - Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
1589 - Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
1608 - Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
1626 - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
1662 - Giuseppi Vignola, composer
1703 - Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
1711 - Joseph Umstatt, composer
1723 - John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)
1725 - James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
1732 - Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
Presbyterian Minister John WitherspoonPresbyterian Minister John Witherspoon (1723) 1744 - John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist
1748 - Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
1753 - Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot
1770 - Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary)
1775 - Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
1784 - Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)
1788 - Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)
1788 - Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-5; 41-46)/founder (British Conservative Party)/founder (Bobbies)
1795 - Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)
British Prime Minister Robert PeelBritish Prime Minister Robert Peel (1788) 1799 - John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
1804 - Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
1808 - Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
1810 - Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
1833 - John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)
1837 - Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)
1840 - Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
1840 - John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
1848 - Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)
1848 - Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
1848 - Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
1856 - Otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)
1862 - Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexico, composer
1863 - Armand Parent, composer
1864 - Carl Teike, composer
1865 - Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer
1866 - Arthur Keith, Scottish anthropologist
1866 - Henri [Hendrik J] Hall, Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
1866 - Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
1867 - Casper A Lingbeek, vicar/Dutch MP (HSP, 1925..37)
1868 - Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
1871 - Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
1878 - André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
1879 - Edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)
1881 - Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
1882 - Felice Lattuada, composer
1889 - Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
1889 - Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's)
1889 - Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
1891 - Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim California, doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)
1891 - Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
1892 - George Saiko, writer
1893 - Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
1897 - Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO
1900 - Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), pres candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
1902 - Bronislaw Kaper, composer
1903 - Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
1903 - Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
1903 - Nathaniel Owings, Indianapolis, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears)
1906 - John Carradine, Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling)
1907 - Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
1907 - Norton Simon, business executive (Simon & Schuster)
1907 - Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
1908 - Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
1909 - Grazyna Bacewicz, composer
1910 - Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
1910 - Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
1910 - Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
1912 - Willard Parker, NYC, actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman)
1912 - Zoltan Pongracz, composer
1913 - Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
1914 - Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
1914 - William S Burroughs, St Louis, novelist (Naked Lunch)
Physicist Robert HofstadterPhysicist Robert Hofstadter (1915) 1915 - Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist
1918 - Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
1918 - Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
1918 - Tim Holt, Beverly Hills CA, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children)
1919 - Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
1919 - Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx NYC, comedian/actor (Sayonara)
1920 - Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
1921 - John M Pritchard, London England, conductor
1922 - Bernard Kalb, spokesman (State Dept)/actor (Dave)
1922 - Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
1923 - Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer
1923 - Claude King, American musician, (d. 2013)
1924 - Robert Lynn, anarchist
1926 - Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, NYC, publisher (NY Times)
1927 - Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus)
1927 - Val Dufour, New Orleans LA, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World)
1927 - Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
1928 - Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
1928 - Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
1929 - Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
1929 - Al Worthington, baseball player
1932 - Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
1933 - Jorn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
1933 - Nick Georgiade, NYC, actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run)
1933 - Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
1934 - Henry 'Hank' Aaron, Mobile Alabama, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don CherryIce Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry (1934) 1934 - Don Cherry, Kingston Ontario, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada)
1935 - Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
1935 - John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander South African army
1937 - Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
1937 - Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
1937 - Stuart Damon, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital)
1937 - Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
1938 - Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
1939 - Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
1939 - Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book)
1940 - H R Giger, artist, special effects designer, (Alien)
1941 - Barrett Strong, Detroit, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want)
1941 - David Selby, Morganstown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
1941 - Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
1941 - Stephen J Cannell, producer (Rockford Files)
1941 - Jane Bryant Quinn, American journalist
1941 - Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
1942 - Cory Wells, Buffalo NY, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1942 - Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1942 - Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
1943 - Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
1943 - Craig Morton, Flint Mich, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver)
1943 - Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
1943 - Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
1943 - Michael Mann, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends)
1943 - Nolan Bushnell, founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)
1943 - Sven Johnson, rocker (Tangerine Dream
1944 - Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1944 - Cory Wells, rocker
1944 - J R Cobb, Birmingham Ala, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV)
1946 - Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
1947 - Claude King, singer
1947 - David Ladd, Los Angeles California, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline)
1947 - Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)
1947 - Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
1948 - Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], Atlanta, (Stuntman, Shy People)
1948 - Christopher Guest, NYC, actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap)
1948 - David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1948 - Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
1948 - Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
1948 - Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
1949 - David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
1949 - Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)
1949 - Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)
1950 - Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
1951 - Elizabeth Swados, Buffalo NY, composer/playwright (1972 TONY)
1952 - Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
1953 - John Beilein, American basketball coach
1954 - Roseanne Katan, Jamacia, playmate (Sep, 1978)
1954 - Cliff Martinez, American musician
1955 - Debra Jo Fondren, Los Angeles Cal, playmate of year (September, 1977)
1955 - Mike Heath, baseball player
1956 - Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
1956 - Betty Ong, flight attendant that died on September 11, 2001, on American Airlines Flight 11
1957 - Craig Wilson, Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)
1959 - Glenn Dubis, Lincoln Neb, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96)
1959 - Jennifer Granholm American Politician
1960 - Jane Geddes, Huntington New York, LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open)
1960 - William John Readings, literary theorist
1960 - Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
1961 - Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
1961 - Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
1962 - Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], Los Angeles, California, American actress (Single White Female, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle)
1962 - Tommy Skeoch, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
1963 - Steven Shainberg, American film director
1964 - Jim Pugh, Burbank CA, tennis star
1964 - Alexia, Cypriot singer
1964 - Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], Seattle, Washington, American bassist (Guns N' Roses)
1965 - Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
1965 - James David McGovern, Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open)
1965 - Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star
1965 - Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
1966 - Jose Maria Olazabal, golfer
1966 - Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
1966 - Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
1967 - Chris Parnell, American actor
1968 - Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
1968 - Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star
1968 - Roberto Alomar, Salinas Puerto Rico, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1968 - Will Furrer, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams)
1968 - Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
1968 - Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor
1969 - Bobby Brown, Roxbury Ma, US singer-songwriter ("My Prerogative")
1969 - Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
1970 - Darren Lehmann, cricketer (SA & Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996)
1970 - Forey Duckett, NFL/WLAF cornerback/safety (Saints, Scot Claymores)
1971 - Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1971 - Marcus Redman, actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
1971 - Peter "Chip" Cipollone, Ardmore Pa, rower (Olympics-1996)
1971 - Sara Evans, American singer
1972 - Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
1972 - Erin Phillips, Mexico Missouri, Miss America-Missouri (1996)
1972 - Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
1972 - Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
1972 - Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
1973 - Diego Serrano, Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World)
1973 - Israel Raybon, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1973 - Laura Espinoza-Watson, Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets)

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