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Day History: February-14

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Famous Birthdays


1468 - [[Johannes Werner]] -German priest and mathematician (d. 1522)

1483 - [[Babur]] -Moghul emperor (d. 1530)

1545 - [[Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara]] -(d. 1561)

1602 - [[Francesco Cavalli]] -Italian composer (d. 1676)

1640 - [[Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler]] -(d. 1693)

1679 - [[Georg Friedrich Kauffmann]] -German organist and composer (d. 1735)

1680 - [[John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester]] -English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1737)

1692 - [[Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée]] -French author and playwright (d. 1754)

1701 - [[Enrique Flórez]] -Spanish historian and author (d. 1773)

1763 - [[Jean Victor Marie Moreau]] -French general (d. 1813)

1793 - [[Karl Christian Ulmann]] -Latvian-German pastor and theologian (d. 1871)

1799 - [[Walenty Wańkowicz]] -Polish painter and illustrator (d. 1842)

1800 - [[Emory Washburn]] -American historian, lawyer, and politician, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)

1808 - [[Michael Costa (conductor)|Michael Costa]] -Italian conductor and composer (d. 1884)

1812 - [[Alfred Thomas Agate]] -American painter (d. 1846)

1818 - [[Frederick Douglass]] -American author and activist (d. 1895)

1819 - [[Christopher Latham Sholes]] -American journalist and politician, invented the typewriter (d. 1890)

1824 - [[Winfield Scott Hancock]] -American general and politician (d. 1886)

1828 - [[Edmond François Valentin About]] -French journalist and author (d. 1885)

1835 - [[Piet Paaltjens]] -Dutch minister and poet (d. 1894)

1838 - [[Margaret E. Knight]] -American inventor (d. 1914)

1846 - [[Julian Scott]] -American soldier and drummer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1901)

1847 - [[Maria Pia of Savoy]] -(d. 1911)

1847 - [[Anna Howard Shaw]] -American physician, minister, and activist (d. 1919)

1848 - [[Benjamin Baillaud]] -French astronomer and academic (d. 1934)

1856 - [[Frank Harris]] -Irish author and journalist (d. 1931)

1859 - [[George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.]] -American engineer, inventor of the Ferris wheel (d. 1896)

1859 - [[Justus Hagman]] -Swedish actor (d. 1936)

1860 - [[Eugen Schiffer]] -German politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 1954)

1869 - [[Charles Thomson Rees Wilson]] -Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)

1871 - [[Gerda Lundequist]] -Swedish actress (d. 1959)

1874 - [[Louis Handley]] -Italian-American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1956)

1882 - [[John Barrymore]] -American actor and singer (d. 1942)

1884 - [[Nils Olaf Chrisander]] -Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)

1884 - [[Kostas Varnalis]] -Greek poet and playwright (d. 1974)

1885 - [[Syed Zafarul Hasan]] -Indian-Pakistani philosopher and academic (d. 1949)

1890 - [[Nina Hamnett]] -Welsh-English painter (d. 1956)

1892 - [[Radola Gajda]] -Czech commander and politician (d. 1948)

1894 - [[Jack Benny]] -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1974)

1895 - [[Wilhelm Burgdorf]] -German general (d. 1945)

1895 - [[Max Horkheimer]] -German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)

1898 - [[Bill Tilman]] -English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)

1898 - [[Fritz Zwicky]] -Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)

1903 - [[Stuart Erwin]] -American actor (d. 1967)

1904 - [[Charles Oatley]] -English physicist and engineer (d. 1996)

1905 - [[Thelma Ritter]] -American actress and singer (d. 1969)

1907 - [[Johnny Longden]] -English-American jockey and trainer (d. 2003)

1911 - [[Maus Gatsonides]] -Dutch rally driver and inventor (d. 1998)

1912 - [[Tibor Sekelj]] -Hungarian explorer and author (d. 1988)

1913 - [[Mel Allen]] -American sportscaster (d. 1996)

1913 - [[Woody Hayes]] -American football player and coach (d. 1987)

1913 - [[Jimmy Hoffa]] -American union leader (d. 1975)

1913 - [[James Pike]] -American bishop (d. 1969)

1914 - [[Norman Von Nida]] -Australian golfer (d. 2007)

1916 - [[Marcel Bigeard]] -French general (d. 2010)

1916 - [[Sally Gray]] -English actress and singer (d. 2006)

1916 - [[Masaki Kobayashi]] -Japanese director and producer (d. 1996)

1916 - [[Edward Platt]] -American actor (d. 1974)

1917 - [[Herbert A. Hauptman]] -American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1921 - [[Hugh Downs]] -American journalist, game show host, and producer

1921 - [[Hazel McCallion]] -Canadian ice hockey player and politician, 3rd List of mayors of Mississauga|Mayor of Mississauga

1922 - [[Murray the K]] -American radio host (d. 1982)

1924 - [[Peg Murray]] -American actress and singer

1927 - [[Lois Maxwell]] -Canadian model and actress (d. 2007)

1927 - [[Newton Mendonça]] -Brazilian musician (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Jerry Wolman]] -American businessman (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Seizō Katō]] -Japanese voice actor (d. 2014)

1928 - [[William Allain]] -American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Vicente T. Blaz]] -American general and politician (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Vic Morrow]] -American actor and director (d. 1982)

1931 - [[Bernie Geoffrion]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2006)

1931 - [[Brian Kelly (actor)|Brian Kelly]] -American actor and director (d. 2005)

1932 - [[Harriet Andersson]] -Swedish actress

1932 - [[Alexander Kluge]] -German actor and director

1933 - [[Madhubala]] -Indian actress and singer (d. 1969)

1934 - [[Florence Henderson]] -American actress and singer

1935 - [[Christel Adelaar]] -Indonesian-Dutch actress (d. 2013)

1935 - [[David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn]] -Scottish academic and diplomat, 27th Governor of Hong Kong

1936 - [[Fanne Foxe]] -Argentinian-American stripper and actress

1936 - [[Andrew Prine]] -American actor

1937 - [[John MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1937 - [[Magic Sam]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)

1938 - [[Lee Chamberlin]] -American actress (d. 2014)

1939 - [[Eugene Fama]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate

1939 - [[Michael Rudman]] -American director and producer

1940 - [[James Maynard]] -American businessman, co-founded Golden Corral

1941 - [[Donna Shalala]] -American academic and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

1941 - [[Big Jim Sullivan]] -English guitarist (d. 2012)

1941 - [[Paul Tsongas]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1997)

1942 - [[Michael Bloomberg]] -American businessman and politician, 108th Mayor of New York City

1942 - [[Andrew Robinson (actor)|Andrew Robinson]] -American actor and director

1942 - [[Ricardo Rodríguez (racing driver)|Ricardo Rodríguez]] -Mexican race car driver (d. 1962)

1942 - [[Piotr Szczepanik]] -Polish singer and actor

1943 - [[Eric Andersen]] -American singer-songwriter

1943 - [[Maceo Parker]] -American saxophonist (Parliament-Funkadelic, The J.B.'s, and The Horny Horns)

1943 - [[Aaron Russo]] -American director and producer (d. 2007)

1944 - [[Carl Bernstein]] -American journalist and author

1944 - [[Alan Parker]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1944 - [[Ronnie Peterson]] -Swedish race car driver (d. 1978)

1945 - [[Ladislao Mazurkiewicz]] -Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1945 - [[Martin Sorrell]] -English businessman

1946 - [[Bernard Dowiyogo]] -Nauru politician, President of Nauru (d. 2003)

1946 - [[Gregory Hines]] -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)

1947 - [[Tim Buckley]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)

1947 - [[Judd Gregg]] -American lawyer and politician, 76th Governor of New Hampshire

1948 - [[Teller (magician)|Teller]] -American magician and actor

1948 - [[Kitten Natividad]] -Mexican-American actress and dancer

1948 - [[Pat O'Brien (radio and television personality)|Pat O'Brien]] -American radio and television personality

1948 - [[Wally Tax]] -Dutch musician (d. 2005)

1949 - [[Christopher Lillicrap]] -English television host, actor, and screenwriter

1950 - [[Frank Collison]] -American actor

1950 - [[Roger Fisher (guitarist)|Roger Fisher]] -American guitarist (Heart (band)|Heart and Alias (band)|Alias)

1950 - [[Steve Woolgar]] -English sociologist and academic

1951 - [[Terry Gross]] -American radio host and producer

1951 - [[Kevin Keegan]] -English footballer and manager

1952 - [[Dorothy Bishop (psychologist)|Dorothy Bishop]] -English psychologist and academic

1952 - [[Sushma Swaraj]] -Indian lawyer and politician, Minister of External Affairs (India)|Indian Minister of External Affairs

1954 - [[Jam Mohammad Yousaf]] -Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (d. 2013)

1955 - [[James Eckhouse]] -American actor and director

1955 - [[Carol Kalish]] -American publisher (d. 1991)

1955 - [[Billy Milligan]] -American criminal (d. 2014)

1956 - [[Dave Dravecky]] -American baseball player

1956 - [[Katharina Fritsch]] -German sculptor and academic

1956 - [[Tõnu Laigu]] -Estonian architect

1957 - [[Alan Hunter (VJ)|Alan Hunter]] -American television host and actor

1957 - [[Soile Isokoski]] -Finnish soprano and actress

1957 - [[Alan Smith (bishop)|Alan Smith]] -English bishop

1958 - [[Francisco Javier López Peña]] -Spanish soldier (d. 2013)

1958 - [[Grant Thomas (footballer)|Grant Thomas]] -Australian footballer and coach

1959 - [[Renée Fleming]] -American soprano and actress

1960 - [[Philip Jones (Royal Navy officer)|Philip Jones]] -English admiral

1960 - [[Jim Kelly]] -American football player

1960 - [[Meg Tilly]] -American actress

1961 - [[Anthony J. Bryant]] -American historian and author (d. 2013)

1962 - [[Kevyn Aucoin]] -American make up artist and photographer (d. 2002)

1962 - [[Michael Higgs]] -English actor

1962 - [[Sakina Jaffrey]] -American actress

1962 - [[Porsche Lynn]] -American porn actress

1962 - [[Philippe Sella]] -French rugby player

1963 - [[Enrico Colantoni]] -Canadian actor

1963 - [[John Marzano]] -American baseball player (d. 2008)

1964 - [[Gianni Bugno]] -Italian cyclist and sportscaster

1964 - [[Zach Galligan]] -American actor

1966 - [[Petr Svoboda]] -Czech ice hockey player

1967 - [[Stelios Haji-Ioannou]] -Greek-English businessman, founded easyJet

1967 - [[Manuela Maleeva]] -Bulgarian-Swiss tennis player

1967 - [[Mark Rutte]] -Dutch businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1968 - [[Latifa (singer)|Latifa]] -Tunisian singer and actress

1968 - [[Jules Asner]] -American model

1968 - [[Chris Lewis (cricketer)|Chris Lewis]] -Guyanese-English cricketer

1968 - [[Scott McClellan]] -American civil servant and author, 25th White House Press Secretary

1969 - [[Harry Colon]] -American football player and coach

1969 - [[Meg Hillier]] -English journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

1969 - [[Kazuko Miyata]] -Japanese actress

1970 - [[Giuseppe Guerini]] -Italian cyclist

1970 - [[Sean Hill]] -American ice hockey player

1970 - [[Simon Pegg]] -English actor, director, and producer

1971 - [[Viscera (wrestler)|Viscera]] -American wrestler and actor (d. 2014)

1971 - [[Kris Aquino]] -Filipino actress and producer

1971 - [[Tommy Dreamer]] -American wrestler and actor

1971 - [[Risa Hirako]] -Japanese model

1971 - [[Gheorghe Mureșan]] -Romanian basketball player

1971 - [[Noriko Sakai]] -Japanese singer and actress

1972 - [[Drew Bledsoe]] -American football player and coach

1972 - [[Najwa Nimri]] -Spanish actress and singer

1972 - [[Jaan Tallinn]] -Estonian computer programmer, co-developed Skype

1972 - [[Rob Thomas (musician)|Rob Thomas]] -American singer-songwriter (Matchbox Twenty and Tabitha's Secret)

1973 - [[Tyus Edney]] -American basketball player and coach

1973 - [[Steve McNair]] -American football player (d. 2009)

1973 - [[Yuka Sato]] -Japanese figure skater and sportscaster

1974 - [[Filippa Giordano]] -Italian-Mexican singer

1974 - [[Frans Mohede]] -Indonesian singer and actor

1975 - [[Aylin Aslım]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1975 - [[Xie Hui (footballer)|Xie Hui]] -Chinese footballer and manager

1975 - [[Yul Kwon]] -American lawyer and television host

1975 - [[Scott Owen]] -Australian bassist (The Living End)

1975 - [[Malik Zidi]] -French actor

1976 - [[Liv Kristine]] -Norwegian singer-songwriter (Leaves' Eyes and Theatre of Tragedy)

1976 - [[Erica Leerhsen]] -American actress and producer

1977 - [[Donna Cruz]] -Filipino actress and singer

1977 - [[Cadel Evans]] -Australian cyclist

1977 - [[Jim Jefferies (comedian)|Jim Jefferies]] -Australian comedian and actor

1977 - [[Darren Purse]] -English footballer

1977 - [[Elmer Symons]] -South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)

1978 - [[Dwele]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1978 - [[Dean Gaffney]] -English actor

1978 - [[Danai Gurira]] -Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright

1978 - [[Richard Hamilton (basketball)|Richard Hamilton]] -American basketball player

1978 - [[Darius Songaila]] -Lithuanian basketball player

1979 - [[Paolo Ginestra]] -Italian footballer

1980 - [[Fátima Leyva]] -Mexican footballer

1980 - [[Josh Senter]] -American screenwriter and producer

1980 - [[Sayaka Yamaguchi]] -Japanese actress

1980 - [[Michelle Ye]] -Hong Kong actress and producer

1981 - [[Matteo Brighi]] -Italian footballer

1981 - [[Randy de Puniet]] -French motorcycle racer

1981 - [[Brad Halsey]] -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1981 - [[Ayako Hamada]] -Mexican-Japanese wrestler

1981 - [[Erin Torpey]] -American actress and singer

1982 - [[Marián Gáborík]] -Slovak ice hockey player

1982 - [[John Halls]] -English footballer

1982 - [[Andrei Jämsä]] -Estonian rower

1982 - [[Lenka Tvarošková]] -Slovak tennis player

1983 - [[Callix Crabbe]] -Virgin Islander baseball player

1983 - [[Rocky Elsom]] -Australian rugby player

1983 - [[Vincent Labrie]] -Canadian speed skater

1983 - [[Rhydian Roberts]] -Welsh singer and actor

1983 - [[Bacary Sagna]] -French footballer

1984 - [[Hamed Namouchi]] -Tunisian footballer

1984 - [[John Prats]] -Filipino actor and dancer

1985 - [[Karima Adebibe]] -English model and actress

1985 - [[Havana Brown (musician)|Havana Brown]] -Australian singer, DJ, and dancer

1985 - [[Tyler Clippard]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Heart Evangelista]] -Filipino singer and actress

1985 - [[Kataxenna Kova]] -British model

1985 - [[Natsume Sano]] -Japanese model and actress

1985 - [[Philippe Senderos]] -Swiss footballer

1985 - [[Miki Yeung]] -Hong Kong singer and actress (Cookies (group)|Cookies)

1986 - [[Michael Ammermüller]] -German race car driver

1986 - [[Roxanne Guinoo]] -Filipino actress

1986 - [[Markus Karl]] -German footballer

1986 - [[Oliver Lee (actor)|Oliver Lee]] -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1986 - [[Gao Lin]] -Chinese footballer

1986 - [[Kang Min-soo]] -South Korean footballer

1986 - [[Tiffany Thornton]] -American actress and singer

1986 - [[Aschwin Wildeboer]] -Spanish swimmer

1987 - [[Edinson Cavani]] -Uruguayan footballer

1987 - [[Joe Pichler]] -American actor

1987 - [[Tom Pyatt]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1987 - [[Yulia Savicheva]] -Russian singer

1987 - [[Fabian Schönheim]] -German footballer

1987 - [[David Wheater]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Katie Boland]] -Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter

1988 - [[Ángel Di María]] -Argentinian footballer

1988 - [[Siim Liivik]] -Estonian ice hockey player

1988 - [[Quentin Mosimann]] -Swiss DJ and producer

1988 - [[Asia Nitollano]] -American singer and dancer (The Pussycat Dolls)

1989 - [[Néstor Calderón]] -Mexican footballer

1989 - [[Christopher Handke]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Adam Matuszczyk]] -Polish footballer

1989 - [[Emma Miskew]] -Canadian curler

1989 - [[Denisa Smolenová]] -Slovak swimmer

1989 - [[Sten-Timmu Sokk]] -Estonian basketball player

1989 - [[Brandon Sutter]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1989 - [[Kristian Thomas]] -English gymnast

1990 - [[Sefa Yılmaz]] -German-Turkish footballer

1991 - [[Daniela Mona Lambin]] -Estonian footballer

1991 - [[Chris Rowney]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Rilwan Waheed]] -Maldivian footballer

1992 - [[Christian Eriksen]] -Danish footballer

1992 - [[Freddie Highmore]] -English actor

1993 - [[Shane Harper]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1994 - [[Paul Butcher (actor)|Paul Butcher]] -American actor and singer

2002 - [[Uggie]] -American acting dog (d. 2015)

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