Famous Birthdays on 15th February

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  • 1368 Sigismund, Nornberg Germany, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37)
  • 1458 Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (d. 1490)
  • 1471 Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1503)
  • 1497 Philipp Melanchthon, German Protestant
  • 1519 Pedro Menendez de Aviles, explorer (found St Augustine Florida)
  • 1524 Charles de Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims
  • 1557 Alfonso Fontanelli, composer

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1564 Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1571 Michael Praetorius, Kreuzberg Germany, composer (Syntagma music)
  • 1620 Francois Charpentier, French scholar/archaeologist
  • 1650 Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (hugenot)
  • 1660 Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans
  • 1666 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)
  • 1705 Charles A Vanloo, French painter
  • 1707 Claude Prosper, novelist, born in Paris, France
  • 1710 Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)
  • 1726 Abraham Clark, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, American politician, signed Declaration of Independence
  • 1739 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
  • 1740 Ernst Eichner, composer
  • 1748 Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)
  • 1759 Friedrich A Wolfius, [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena)
  • 1760 Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer
  • 1764 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)
  • 1768 Jozef B Cannaert, [Olim], Flemish lawyer
  • 1774 W G Frederik, prince of Orange
  • 1780 Carel Asser, Dutch jurist
  • 1783 Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer
  • 1785 Claude Louis Marie Navier
  • 1789 Friedrich Fesca, composer
  • 1795 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)
  • 1797 Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway)
  • 1800 Frederik W Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer
  • 1803 John Augustus Sutter, Swiss/US colonist (New Helvetia Ca, Sutter Mill)
  • 1807 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer

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1809 Cyrus Hall McCormick, Shenandoah Valley Virginia, American inventor (Mechanical reaper)

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus Hall McCormick
  • 1809 André Dumont, Belgian geologist (d. 1857)
  • 1811 Domingo F Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74)
  • 1812 Charles Lewis Tiffany, Killingly Ct, jeweler (Tiffany)
  • 1817 Charles F Daubigny, French restauranteur/painter

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1820 Susan Brownell Anthony, Adams Mass, woman's suffragette

  • 1821 Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet
  • 1822 Theodor Uhlig, composer
  • 1823 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
  • 1825 Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1826 George J Stoney, Irish physicist
  • 1828 Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary)
  • 1829 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
  • 1834 William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
  • 1835 Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1911)
  • 1835 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)
  • 1841 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
  • 1845 Elihu Root, (R)/US Secretary of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912)
  • 1847 Robert Fuchs, composer
  • 1855 Gustav Hollaender, composer
  • 1856 Frank Harris, Galway England, writer
  • 1856 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
  • 1858 William Pickering, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • 1861 Alfred North Whitehead, Engl mathematician/philosopher (Adv of Ideas)
  • 1861 Halford John Mackinder, Gainsborough Lincolnshire, geographer
  • 1866 Bannister Fletcher, architect & architectural historian, born in London, England
  • 1873 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), born in Augsburg, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1964)
  • 1874 Emilis Melngailis, composer
  • 1874 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland (d. 1922)
  • 1877 Louis Renault, French automobile executive (d. 1944)
  • 1882 John Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
  • 1883 Sax Rohmer (real name Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward), English author of Dr Fu Manchu novels (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Richard Wurz, composer
  • 1887 H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
  • 1890 Robert Ley, Nazi politician. Committed suicide 1945.
  • 1892 James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy
  • 1893 Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/etcher/ceramist
  • 1893 Walter Donaldson, US pianist/composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee)
  • 1894 Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st pres of UN)
  • 1895 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Arthur Shields, actor (River, Enchanted Island), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1897 Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)
  • 1898 Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri)
  • 1898 Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • 1899 Gale Sondergard, Litchfield Mn, actress (Cat & Canary, Road to Rio)
  • 1899 Georges Auric, Lodve France, Composer
  • 1899 Lillian Disney, wife of animator Walt Disney, born in Spalding, Idaho (d. 1997)
  • 1901 Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
  • 1901 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • 1901 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
  • 1904 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • 1904 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
  • 1905 Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US, composer (Over the Rainbow)
  • 1906 Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
  • 1907 Jean Langlais, composer

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1907 Cesar Romero, American actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11), born in NYC, New York

  • 1908 Sidney Gilliat, producer
  • 1908 Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)
  • 1908 Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • 1909 Harold Beeley, British diplomat
  • 1909 Miep Gies, Dutch biographer of Anne Frank
  • 1910 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1911 Leonard Woodcock, labor leader (UAW)
  • 1912 George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)
  • 1913 Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske)
  • 1913 Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • 1914 Kevin McCarthy, actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Howling), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1914 R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
  • 1914 Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1915 Paul Ferris, British author
  • 1916 Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
  • 1916 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Alan Arbus, actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Ingmar Milveden, composer
  • 1920 Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers)
  • 1920 Richard O'Brien, CEO (Manpower Services Commission)
  • 1920 Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1922 Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)
  • 1922 John Bayard Anderson, American politician
  • 1923 Justice Drake, British justice
  • 1923 Keene Curtis, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Magician, Amanda's)
  • 1923 Yelena Bonner, Moscow, soviet disident/wife of Andre Sakharov
  • 1927 Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)
  • 1927 Gottfrid Grasbeck, composer
  • 1927 Harvey Korman, actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927 William Bentley, diplomat
  • 1929 Gerald Harper, broadcaster/actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day)
  • 1929 Graham Hill, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ), born in London, England
  • 1929 James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75)
  • 1930 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1930 Nico Minardos, American actor
  • 1931 W K Reid, British ombudsman
  • 1931 [Patricia] Claire Bloom, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger), born in London, England
  • 1931 Geoff Edwards, American television game show host, (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • 1933 Adolfo, Cardones Cuba, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
  • 1934 Niklaus Wirth, Switzerland, computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL)
  • 1934 Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1935 John R Block, US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86)
  • 1935 Roger B Chaffee, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1935 Susan Brownmiller, feminist author (Against Our Wills), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)
  • 1937 Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
  • 1937 P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
  • 1937 Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
  • 1937 Zoltan Pesko, composer
  • 1937 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • 1938 Jack Tinker, drama critic
  • 1938 Lord Justice Ward, British judge
  • 1939 Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • 1939 Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
  • 1939 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • 1940 John Hadl, American football player
  • 1940 Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
  • 1941 Brian Holland, US pianist/producer (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
  • 1941 Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable
  • 1941 Florinda Bolkan, Ceara Brazil, actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word)
  • 1944 Aleksandr A Serebrov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17)
  • 1944 Mick Avory, rock drummer (Kinks-Lola)
  • 1944 Tineke Netelenbos, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1945 John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
  • 1945 Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
  • 1946 Clare Short, British MP
  • 1946 John Greenway, British MP
  • 1946 Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
  • 1947 John Adams, Worcester Mass, composer (Nixon in China)
  • 1947 Marisa Berenson, actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Rusty Hamer, Tenafly NJ, actor (Rusty-Make Room for Daddy)
  • 1948 Ron "Penguin" Cey, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1948 Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • 1949 Christopher Rouse, composer
  • 1949 George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
  • 1949 Jess Walton, Mich, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless)
  • 1949 Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1949 Hans Graf, Austrian conductor
  • 1950 Donna Hanover Giuliani, TV news anchor (WPIX)/wife of Mayor Giuliani
  • 1950 Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1951 Jane Seymour, [Joyce Frankenberg], England, actress (Dr Quinn)
  • 1951 Melissa Manchester, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953 Derek Conway, British MP
  • 1953 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)

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1954 Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Cartoonist
Matt Groening
  • 1954 Armand Parmentier, Belgian athlete
  • 1955 Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
  • 1955 Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
  • 1955 Christopher McDonald, American actor
  • 1955 Janice Dickinson, American Ex-Supermodel
  • 1956 Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
  • 1956 Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
  • 1956 Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1957 Bienvenida Buck, Velencia Spain, lover of Brit Peter Harding
  • 1957 Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat
  • 1957 Jake E Lee, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
  • 1957 Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
  • 1957 Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • 1958 Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
  • 1959 Ali Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1959 Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
  • 1959 Joe Hesketh, US baseball player (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1959 Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler
  • 1960 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1960 Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Mikey Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • 1960 Jock Hobbs [Michael], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, (d. 2012)