Famous Birthdays on 7th February

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1102 - Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)
1478 - Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
1556 - Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren
1589 - Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
1612 - Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)
1655 - Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)
1688 - Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange
1693 - Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]
1700 - Philippe Buache, French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)
1707 - Carl August Thielo, composer
1710 - William Boyce, English organist/composer of Cathedral music
Princess of Orange Maria Louise van Hessen-KasselPrincess of Orange Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel (1688) 1739 - Joseph Pouteau, composer
1740 - Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
1753 - Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle/Thirsa)
1758 - Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer
1801 - John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
1804 - John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company
1809 - Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)
1812 - Charles Dickens, England, novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities)
1814 - Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry
Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens (1812) 1817 - Leroy Pope Walker, US lawyer/Confederate minister of War (1861)
1822 - Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
1823 - Richard Genee, composer
1824 - William Higgins, discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
1825 - Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer
1833 - Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
1834 - Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)
1837 - James Augustus Henry Murray, Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary
1839 - Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)
1842 - Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
1847 - Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
1862 - Bernard Maybeck, US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, SF)
1863 - Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer
1864 - Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
1864 - Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer
1866 - Raf[ael] Verhulst, [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisc, kid book author (Little House on Prarie)
1869 - Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
1870 - Alfred Adler, Austria, psychiatrist (Inferiority Complex)
1871 - Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer
1872 - Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek lawyer/diplomat/foreign minister
1875 - Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer
1875 - Walter Courvoisier, composer
1877 - Feliks Nowowiejski, composer
1877 - Godfrey H Hardy, England, number theorist
1877 - Julius Curtius, German minister of Foreign affairs (1929-..)
1878 - Ossip Gabrilovich, composer
1883 - Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist
1885 - Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)
1887 - Eubie Blake, Baltimore Maryland, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983)
1889 - Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)
1891 - Joachim Stutschewsky, composer
1891 - Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
1896 - Harold Hoffman, South Amboy NJ, (Gov-NJ)
1896 - Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)
1897 - Quincy Porter, New Haven Ct, composer
1898 - Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
1899 - Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
1901 - Bob den Doolaard, [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
1902 - Ethelda Blebtrey, Waterford NY, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1920)
1904 - Milton Krims, writer (Speed)
1905 - Olf S von Euler-Chelpin, Swedish physiologist
1905 - Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
1905 - Ulf Svante von Euler, Sweden, physiologist (Nobel 1970)
1906 - Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
1906 - Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
1907 - Arthur George Bottomley, politician
1907 - Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
1909 - Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]
1909 - Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
1910 - Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)
1912 - Derek Farr, London, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large)
1912 - Jane Ross, Spokane Wash, actress (Audrey-Phyllis, Coed Fever)
1912 - Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist {d. 1981}
1914 - David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
1914 - Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
1914 - Ralph Whitlock, writer
1915 - Eddie Bracken, American actor (d. 2002)
1917 - Dick Emery, London England, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love)
1918 - Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
1919 - Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
1920 - Eddie Bracken, Astoria NYC, actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing)
1920 - Oscar Brand, Winnipeg Canada, folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh)
1921 - Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
1921 - Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk
1922 - Hattie Jacques, Kent England, actress (Carry on films) (d. 1980)
1923 - George H H Lascelles, English earl of Harewood/leader (Covent Garden)
1923 - Keefe Brasselle, Elyria Ohio, actor (Be Our Guest)
1923 - Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
1924 - Cathy Long, (Rep-D-LA, 1985-86)
1924 - Dora Bryan, [Broadhurst], Southport England, actress (Taste of Honey)
1924 - Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
1925 - Arthur Berry, artist
1925 - H Eisenreich, writer
1925 - Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
1925 - Romolo Valli, actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia)
1926 - Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
1927 - John Buller, composer
1927 - Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
1928 - Al "Fuzzy" Smith, baseball player
1932 - Alfred M Worden, Jackson Michigan, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
1932 - Gay Talese, author (Honor Thy Father)
1933 - John Anderton, English footballer
1934 - Earl King [Solomon Johnson], New Orleans, Louisiana, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On)
1934 - King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US vocalist (Memphis Soul Stew)
1934 - Piet Bukman, Dutch minister for Development Aid (CDA)
1934 - Eddie Fenech Adami, President of Malta
1935 - Herb Kohl, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
1938 - Juan Pizarro, baseball player
1938 - Robert Frank Baksa, composer
1938 - S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
1940 - Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
1941 - Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
1942 - Ton [ACHM] de Kok, Dutch MP (CDA)
1943 - Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
1944 - Berend baron van Voorst tot Voorst, Dutch foreign state sect (CDA)
1944 - Berry [AH] Esselink, Dutch MP (CDA)
1944 - Michael A Andrews, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
1945 - Gerald Davies, British rugby player
1945 - Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
1945 - Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
1946 - Hector Babenco, director (Ironweed, Kiss of the Spider Woman)
1946 - Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
1946 - Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
1947 - Joe Shea, American journalist
1948 - Jimmy Greenspoon, LA Cal, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1949 - Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
1949 - Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
1949 - Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
1950 - Burt Hooton, baseball player
1950 - Dan Quisenberry, baseball pitcher (KC Royals)
1950 - Marilyn Cochran, Burlington Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
1951 - Benny Ayala, baseball player
1951 - Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
1952 - Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
1953 - Robert Brazile, NFLer
1953 - Dan Quisenberry, baseball player (d. 1998)
1954 - Miguel Ferrer, Santa Monica CA, actor (Robocop)
1954 - Dieter Bohlen German composer
1954 - Brian Morton, Scottish writer
1955 - Charlie Puleo, baseball player
1955 - Rolf Benirschke, Boston, NFL place kicker/TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
1955 - Mario Coutinho, Brazilian physician
1956 - Emo Philips, American comedian
1956 - Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
1957 - Carney Lansford, baseball player
1957 - Damaso Garcia, baseball player
1957 - Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
1958 - Manuel Mijares, Mexico, spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)
1958 - Michele Drake, La Jolla CA, playmate (May, 1979)
1958 - Matt Ridley, British science writer
1959 - Brian Travers, rock saxophonist (UB40-Red Wine)
1959 - Sammy Lee, British soccer player
1960 - James Spader, NYC, actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin)
1960 - Steve Bronski, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks (1962) 1962 - Garth Brooks, Tulsa Oklahoma, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live)
1962 - Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
1962 - David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
1962 - Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
1963 - Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, St Paul Minn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1963 - Roland Lefebvre, cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
1964 - Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, Riverside California, swimmer (Olympic-silver-84)
1964 - Dona L Speir, Norwalk California, playmate (March, 1984)
1964 - Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
1965 - Jason Gedrick, Chicago IL, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96)
1965 - Kristal Parker-Gregory, Columbus OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th)
1965 - Reginald Thal, soccer player (MVV)
1966 - Chris Rock, comedian (SNL, CB4, Boomerang)
1967 - Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene, Dayton Ohio, long jumper (Oly-br-92, 96)
1967 - Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player
1967 - Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
1968 - Ashely Allen, San Antonio TX, playmate (Aug, 1992)
1968 - Martin Sinner, Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria)
1968 - Michael Stich, Germany, tennis star
1968 - Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
1968 - Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
1969 - Bucky Richardson, US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
1969 - Fiona Robinson, Collie Western Aust, basketball player (Oly-bronze-96)
1970 - Chris Gardocki, NFL punter (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 - Denis Chasse, Montreal, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1970 - Stanley Roberts, NBA center (LA Clippers, Minn Timberwolves)
1971 - Andrew Currey, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-96)
1971 - Marvin Graves, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
1972 - Aftab Habib, cricketer (Leicestershire righty batsman 1996)
1972 - John Slaney, St John's, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
1972 - Essence Atkins, American actress
1972 - Alex Bassi, American race car driver
1972 - Robyn Lively, American actress
1973 - Billy Baumhoff, St Louis MO, soccer midfielder/forward (Oly-gold-96)
1973 - Juwan Howard, NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
1973 - Kristin Godridge, Traralgon Aust, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)
1973 - Leanne Schuster, Mesa Az, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995)
1973 - Sonia Paquette, St-Janvier Quebec, hurdler (Olympics-96)
1973 - Tim Bowens, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1974 - Ryan Phillips, linebacker (NY Giants)
Basketball Player Steve NashBasketball Player Steve Nash (1974) 1974 - Steve Nash, Johannesburg South Africa, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers)
1974 - Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
1975 - Alexandre Daigle, Montreal, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
1975 - Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
1975 - Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)

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