Famous Birthdays on 12th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 261

  • 1074 Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
  • 1211 Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)
  • 1218 Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
  • 1438 Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
  • 1474 Lorenzo Campeggi(o), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat
  • 1567 Thomas Campion, England, composer/poet/physician
  • 1584 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring)
  • 1585 Caspar Bartholin, Malmö, physician, theologian, writer on anatomy
  • 1606 John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
  • 1636 Herman Witsius, [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1637 Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)

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1663 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • 1665 Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)
  • 1704 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
  • 1706 Josef Christian, German sculptor
  • 1728 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
  • 1740 Matej Sojka, composer
  • 1751 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer
  • 1752 Josef Reicha, Czech composer
  • 1753 Lambert-Francois Godecharle, composer
  • 1753 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
  • 1758 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer
  • 1760 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer
  • 1768 Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)
  • 1775 Louise Catherine Johnson Adams, 1st lady (1825-1829)
  • 1777 Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)
  • 1778 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer
  • 1785 Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
  • 1791 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • 1791 Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)
  • 1792 Ferdinand de Braekeleer, Belgian painter
  • 1794 Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
  • 1804 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)

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1809 Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th US President (1861-65)

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln

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1809 Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire (d. 1882)

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1815 Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography
  • 1818 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)
  • 1824 Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
  • 1828 George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • 1828 Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1831 John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track
  • 1838 Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1898)
  • 1841 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
  • 1843 John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
  • 1850 Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary (Flemish Flag)
  • 1852 Hendrik Blink, geographer (Van de Eems tot de Schelde)
  • 1853 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer
  • 1857 Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)
  • 1861 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
  • 1865 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
  • 1867 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • 1867 Joe Howard, vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1868 Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP/founder (SDAP)
  • 1869 Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)
  • 1870 Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • 1876 Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
  • 1880 John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
  • 1882 Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1883 Ludwig Stossel, Austria, actor (Man With a Camera)
  • 1884 Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist
  • 1884 Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
  • 1884 Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Licinio Refice, composer
  • 1886 Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
  • 1886 Michel Brusselmans, composer
  • 1891 Cecil Dixon, cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair)
  • 1891 Maurice Yvain, composer
  • 1891 Max Terhune, actor (Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice)
  • 1893 Marcel G J Minnaert, Dutch astronomer
  • 1893 Omar Bradley, General of Army WW II (GI General)
  • 1897 Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1898 Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
  • 1898 [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
  • 1899 Albert Huybrechts, composer
  • 1900 Fred Emney, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino), born in London, England
  • 1902 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • 1902 William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1905 Harry Bellaver, Illinois, US, actor (Sgt Arcaro-Naked City)
  • 1907 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1908 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1908 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Barry Wood, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1910 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
  • 1910 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)
  • 1911 Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1911 Frank Hercules, writer
  • 1911 Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
  • 1911 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Eddie J Bush, golf professional
  • 1912 Ernest Clark, actor (Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • 1912 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • 1913 Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Braganca, grandson of emperor Pedro I
  • 1914 Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
  • 1914 Nello Celio, Swiss president
  • 1914 Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Andrew J Goodpaster, US, general/supreme commander (NATO-Europe)
  • 1915 Lorne Greene, Ottawa Canada, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)
  • 1916 Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
  • 1916 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
  • 1917 Thomas K Scherman, conductor (Little Orch Society 1947-75), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1918 Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
  • 1919 Forrest Tucker, Plainfield Ind, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail)
  • 1920 William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Franco Zeffirelli, Florence Italy, director (Romeo & Juliet)
  • 1923 James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87), (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Mel Powell, composer
  • 1923 Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi
  • 1924 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • 1925 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Joan Mitchell, Chicago USA, American painter and printmaker
  • 1926 Joe Garagiola, NFL catcher and sportscaster/host (Today Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
  • 1926 Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
  • 1927 Anne Gillis, Little Rock Ark, actress (Adv of Tom Sawyer, Little Men)
  • 1929 Agustin Gonzalez Acilu, composer
  • 1930 Arlen Specter, (Sen-R-PA, 1981- )
  • 1930 Gerhard Rohm, writer
  • 1931 Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 1931 Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author
  • 1932 Lincoln Kilpatrick, actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1932 Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
  • 1933 Costa-Gavras, director
  • 1933 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut
  • 1933 Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)
  • 1934 Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress

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1934 Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly-gold-56)

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • 1934 Anne Krueger, American economist
  • 1935 Gene McDaniels, US vocalist/bandleader/actor (Young Swingers)
  • 1935 Ken Still, American professional golfer, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1936 Arnost Parsch, composer
  • 1936 Fang Lizhi, Beijing China, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Joe Don Baker, Groesback Tx, actor (Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch)
  • 1936 Paul Shenar, actor (Carrington-Roots), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1937 Charles Everett Dumas, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1938 Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
  • 1939 Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier)
  • 1939 John D Hancock, actor/director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)
  • 1940 Hank Brown, (Rep-R-CO, 1981-88)
  • 1940 Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
  • 1941 Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
  • 1942 Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1942 Lionel Grigson, professor of jazz
  • 1942 Rick Frank, American drummer (Elephant's Memory)
  • 1942 Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1942 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Charles Pasarell, tennis pro
  • 1944 Desmond Nuttall, English educator
  • 1944 Jackie Torrence, story teller/artist
  • 1944 Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)
  • 1945 Cliff De Young, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Joe Schermie, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1945 Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)
  • 1946 Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
  • 1946 Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
  • 1947 Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
  • 1947 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
  • 1948 Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer
  • 1948 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
  • 1949 Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
  • 1949 Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
  • 1949 Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)
  • 1950 Michael Ironside, actor, (Starship Troopers)
  • 1950 Steve Hackett, rock guitarist (Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR)
  • 1951 Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
  • 1951 Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1952 Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
  • 1952 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 2010)
  • 1952 Michael McDonald, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1953 Joanna Kerns, [de Varona], actress (Maggie-Growing Pains), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1953 Nabil Shaban, British actor
  • 1953 Robin Thomas, American actor
  • 1954 Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
  • 1954 Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
  • 1955 Arsenio Hall, comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America)
  • 1955 Daniele Masala, Italy, pentathelete (Olympics-1976)
  • 1955 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
  • 1955 Chet Lemon, American baseball player
  • 1956 Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )
  • 1958 Ingrid Klich, Whittier California, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1958 Ruth Guerri, playmate (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1958 Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
  • 1959 Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
  • 1959 Omar Hakim, drummer (Dire Straits, Weather Report)
  • 1959 Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise)
  • 1961 Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1961 Jim Harris, Canadian politician
  • 1962 Jimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player
  • 1963 Brent Jones, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1963 John Michael Higgins, American actor
  • 1963 Ed Lover, American radio personality
  • 1964 Maurice Douglass, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Michel Petit, St Malo, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)