Famous Birthdays on 1st February

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  • 1261 Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326)
  • 1459 Conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)
  • 1462 Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)
  • 1552 Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)
  • 1603 Michael Trumper, composer
  • 1605 Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic
  • 1633 Gabriel Schutz, composer
  • 1635 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
  • 1659 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)
  • 1663 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress (d. 1748)
  • 1669 Miguel Lopez, composer
  • 1673 Alessandro Marcello, Venice Italy, composer
  • 1690 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer
  • 1710 Konrad E Ackermann, German actor (Die Oberpfalz)
  • 1757 John P Kemble, England, actor/director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden)
  • 1761 Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
  • 1763 Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)
  • 1789 Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer
  • 1791 Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder
  • 1796 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • 1801 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
  • 1801 Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • 1801 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
  • 1805 Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)
  • 1807 William Bowen Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1810 Charles Lenox Remond, Salem Mass, African American orator and abolitionist (d. 1873)
  • 1819 Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • 1820 George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
  • 1821 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer
  • 1827 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • 1829 John Potts Slough, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1833 Henry McNeal Turner, Newberry South Carolina, Minister and politician, 1st African American Methodist Bishop (d. 1915)
  • 1839 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
  • 1841 William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1844 Eduard Adolf Strasburger, German botanist (Angiospermen)
  • 1844 Granville Stanley Hall, US, psychologist
  • 1851 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • 1859 Victor Herbert, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1869 Johannes F "Frits" Bakker Sr, actor (Holland Tooneelgezelschap)
  • 1872 Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose
  • 1872 Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)
  • 1872 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
  • 1873 Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)
  • 1873 Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
  • 1873 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
  • 1874 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
  • 1875 Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)
  • 1877 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
  • 1878 Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate
  • 1878 Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Sydney Baynes, composer
  • 1880 Antonio Guarnieri, composer
  • 1880 Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer
  • 1881 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer

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1882 Louis St. Laurent, Compton Quebec, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1883 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)
  • 1884 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
  • 1885 Camille Chautemps, premier France
  • 1887 Dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect
  • 1887 Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1889 Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
  • 1892 K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall)
  • 1894 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston, If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight)

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1895 John Ford, Maine, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1896 Anastasio "Tacho" Somoza, general/pres of Nicaragua (1937-56)
  • 1897 Denise Robins, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England
  • 1900 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)

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1901 Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)

  • 1902 Carlo Borbolla, composer

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1902 Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • 1903 Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
  • 1904 S J Perelman, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1905 Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • 1906 Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • 1906 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • 1907 Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • 1907 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, São Paulo Brazil, composer/conductor
  • 1907 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 1908 Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
  • 1908 Edward Staempfli, composer
  • 1908 George Pal, Hungarian/US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
  • 1909 George Beverly Shea, Winchester, Ontario, American gospel singer
  • 1909 Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)
  • 1909 Helen Chandler, Charleston SC, actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula)
  • 1910 H Stanley Cayzer
  • 1910 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36)
  • 1910 Michael Kanin, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1913 Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot
  • 1915 Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
  • 1916 Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • 1918 Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

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1918 Muriel Spark, Edinburgh Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 1920 Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman
  • 1921 Peter Sallis, actor (Tast the Blood of Dracula)
  • 1922 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, professor of Cushtic Languages
  • 1922 Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
  • 1924 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • 1926 Douglas Johnson, historian
  • 1926 Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
  • 1926 Stuart Whitman, actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1927 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence RI, (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Eric Evans, Dean (St Paul's)
  • 1928 Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer
  • 1928 Sam Edwards, physicist
  • 1928 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • 1928 Ursula Mamlok, composer
  • 1930 Peter Tapsell, British MP
  • 1930 Shahabuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh
  • 1930 Mario Beaulieu, Quebec politician (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Barrel, [ABM] Frinking, teacher/Dutch MP (CVP)

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1931 Boris Yeltsin, Ural Mts USSR, president of Russian SSR

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1931 Madeline Berthod, Switzerland, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1931 Mark Richmond, CEO (Science & Engineering Research Council)
  • 1931 Ton [ABM] Frinking, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1932 John Hart, newsman (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932 John Nott, British MP
  • 1933 Reynolds Price, US writer (Strengthened by a Pale Green Light)
  • 1934 Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
  • 1935 Ruth Clarke, Moderator (General Assembly of the United Reform Church)
  • 1935 Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)
  • 1936 G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
  • 1936 Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • 1937 Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • 1937 Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
  • 1937 Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1938 Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
  • 1938 Jimmy Carl Black, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • 1938 Sherman Hemsley, Phila, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen), (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • 1939 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1939 Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)
  • 1940 Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1940 Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
  • 1941 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1941 Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral
  • 1941 Karl Dall, German television host
  • 1941 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • 1942 Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
  • 1942 Terry Jones, Colwyn Bay North Wales, comedian (Monty Python)
  • 1942 Muna Wassef, Wassef is a well known Syrian/Arab movie star and a United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
  • 1943 Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
  • 1943 Lord Mountevans
  • 1943 Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
  • 1944 Leo Burmester, Louisville Ky, actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs)
  • 1944 Tommy Duffy, rocker (Echos)
  • 1944 Mike Enzi, American politician, senator of Wyoming
  • 1944 Burkhard Ziese, German football manager
  • 1944 Paul Blair, Cushing, OK, MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Ole Buck, composer
  • 1946 Bart Braverman, actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Elisabeth Sladen, actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Adam Ingram, British MP
  • 1947 Terry Hibbitt, soccer star
  • 1947 Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
  • 1947 Normie Rowe, Australian singer
  • 1948 Debbie Austin, LPGA golfer
  • 1948 Jennifer Adams, superintendent (Central Royal Parks)

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1948 Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 1949 Jimmy Lee Thorpe, Roxboro NC, PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open)
  • 1950 Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
  • 1951 Andrew Smith, British MP
  • 1953 Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet
  • 1953 C A Barnett, headmaster (Whitgift School)
  • 1953 Brendan Batson, English former footballer
  • 1954 Billy Mumy, California, actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte)
  • 1954 Mike Campbell, guitarist (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers-Breakdown)
  • 1954 Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)
  • 1955 Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)
  • 1955 Virginia "Ginny" Leng [Elliott], British eventer (1986 World Champion)
  • 1955 Ernie Camacho, baseball player
  • 1956 Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
  • 1956 Exene Cervenka, American musician
  • 1956 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1957 Donna Adamek, Duarte California, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
  • 1958 Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (Brit Open Amateur 1979)
  • 1958 Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
  • 1958 Luther Blissett, English footballer
  • 1959 Anthony LaPlagia, actor (Criminal Justice, Betsy's Wedding)
  • 1959 Carolyn Hill, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1959 Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)
  • 1959 Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1961 Daniel M Tani, Ridley Park MD, astronaut
  • 1961 Gina Hull, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th)
  • 1962 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1962 Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
  • 1963 Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
  • 1964 Jani Lane, [John Kennedy Oswald] heavy metal musician and singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1964 Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician
  • 1964 Kaitlin Hopkins, actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Sharon Bruneau, actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964 Mario Pelchat, Quebec singer
  • 1964 Linus Roache, English actor
  • 1965 Brandon Lee, Emerson Colo, actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo)
  • 1965 David Callaghan, cricketer (South African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992)
  • 1965 Sherilyn Fenn, actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan