Famous Birthdays on 18th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 239

  • 1374 Saint Jadwiga of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1399)
  • 1404 Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)
  • 1486 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, bhakti yoga developer
  • 1516 Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)
  • 1530 Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)
  • 1543 Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
  • 1559 Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
  • 1602 Per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
  • 1609 Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)
  • 1632 Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer
  • 1635 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)
  • 1642 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)
  • 1658 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
  • 1677 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • 1716 Gaspard Fritz, composer

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1745 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, born in Como, Italy (d. 1827)

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • 1751 Karl Haack, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1819)
  • 1770 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer
  • 1771 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe
  • 1772 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Bassano del Grappa, Italian Geologist
  • 1775 Thomas Girtin, artist/watercolorist, born in London, England
  • 1776 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, born in Denbigh (d. 1851)
  • 1781 Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary
  • 1790 Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician
  • 1795 George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist
  • 1805 Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
  • 1814 Samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
  • 1815 Henri Leys, Flemish painter
  • 1817 Lewis Addison Armistead, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1817 Walter Page Lane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer
  • 1829 Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1833 James Deshler, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1836 Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Hooghly Bengal, Indian mystic/hindu leader (preached unity of religions).
  • 1838 Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist
  • 1841 Samuel Prowse Warren, composer
  • 1844 Willem Maris, Dutch painter (Hague School)
  • 1846 Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
  • 1848 Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
  • 1849 Alexander L. Kielland, Norwegian writer and politician (Garman og Worse)
  • 1850 George Henschel, composer
  • 1853 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
  • 1857 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
  • 1858 Louise M A, princess of Belgium
  • 1859 Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1860 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
  • 1870 William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
  • 1871 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1875 Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
  • 1877 Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann, [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water)
  • 1880 Eric De Lamarter, composer
  • 1883 Tom Walls, Kingsthorpe England, actor/producer (Undercover)
  • 1884 Burt Mustin, actor ("All in the Family", "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1884 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
  • 1887 Nikos Kasandsakis, Heraklion, Crete, Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ)
  • 1889 Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
  • 1890 Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1890 Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in NYC, New York
  • 1890 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • 1891 Chester Clute, NJ, actor (Niagra Falls)
  • 1892 Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World), (d. 1944)
  • 1895 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • 1895 Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II)
  • 1896 Andre Breton, French writer (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Charles Kuentz, WW1 veteran, changed nationality 4 times (d.2005)
  • 1898 Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
  • 1898 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
  • 1898 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
  • 1899 Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • 1901 Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), born in London, England
  • 1902 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • 1903 Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)
  • 1906 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Billy Dewolfe, Wollaston Mass, actor (Good Morning World)
  • 1907 Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • 1909 Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1909 Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
  • 1913 Artur Axmann, nazi youth leader
  • 1913 Dane Clark, Bkln, actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason)
  • 1914 Edward George Edwards, chemist
  • 1914 Pee Wee King, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1915 Marcel Landowsky, composer
  • 1915 Phyllis Calvert, Chelsea, English actress (The Man in Grey), born in London, England
  • 1916 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
  • 1916 Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
  • 1918 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • 1920 Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
  • 1920 Jack Palance, [Walter Palanuik], Lattimer Pa, actor (City Slickers)
  • 1921 Barbara Hale, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
  • 1922 Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)
  • 1922 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, born in Green Forest, Arkansas, (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
  • 1923 Allan Melvin, actor (Brady Bunch, Barney-All in Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1924 Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
  • 1925 George Kennedy, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Marcel Barbeau, Quebec artist
  • 1926 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
  • 1926 Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1927 Fazal Mahmood, cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62)
  • 1927 John W Warner, American politician (Sen-R-VA, 1979- ) married Elizabeth Taylor
  • 1927 Tabe Bas, actor/opera vocalist (Leiser Wolf in Anatevka)
  • 1927 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1928 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • 1928 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1929 Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
  • 1929 André Mathieu, Quebec composer (d. 1968)
  • 1930 Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
  • 1930 Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
  • 1931 Dieter Schonbach, composer
  • 1931 Johnny Hart, cartoonist
  • 1931 Maxwell Thurman, US General
  • 1931 Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
  • 1931 Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
  • 1931 Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1932 Milos Forman, Czech/US director (Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus)
  • 1933 Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
  • 1933 Elisabeth S "Elly" Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano
  • 1933 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way) (d. 1975), born in Glasgow, Scotland

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1933 Yoko Ono Lennon, [Mrs John Lennon], singer and artist, born in Tokyo, Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1934 Skip Battin, singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Aldo Ceccato, Milan Italy, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77)
  • 1935 Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
  • 1936 Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
  • 1936 Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher
  • 1936 Jean Auel, American writer
  • 1937 Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
  • 1938 Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
  • 1938 Elke Erb, German writer, born in Scherbach
  • 1938 Manny Mota, baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1938 István Szabó, Hungarian film director
  • 1939 Claude Ake, political scientist
  • 1939 Marlos Nobre, composer
  • 1939 Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer)
  • 1939 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
  • 1939 Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
  • 1941 David Blue, [Cohen], Providence RI, rocker (Cupid's Arrow)
  • 1941 Herb Santiago, vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall)
  • 1941 Irma Thomas, [Lee], US vocalist (It's Raining)
  • 1943 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
  • 1945 Judy Rankin, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1976-77), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945 Michael Nader, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946 Michael Buerk, British newsreader
  • 1946 Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
  • 1947 Carlos A Lopes, Portugal, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1947 Dennis De Young, vocalist (Styx-Babe), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • 1947 Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
  • 1948 Bruce Francis, cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972)
  • 1948 Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
  • 1948 Sinead Cusack, Ireland, actress (Waterland, Revenge)
  • 1948 Ketih Knudsen, Ames IA, rocker (Doobie Brothers)
  • 1949 Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
  • 1950 Cybill Shepherd, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950 John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller)
  • 1950 Michel Gauthier, Quebec politician
  • 1951 Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
  • 1952 Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], Virginia, vocalist (Angel of the Morning)
  • 1952 Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
  • 1953 Derek Pellicci, rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way)
  • 1953 Nico Arzbach, rock guitarist/singer (Stampei, Dike)
  • 1953 Robin Bachman, Winnipeg, guitarist (BTO-You Aint Seen Nothing Yet)
  • 1954 John Travolta, actor (Welcome Back Kotter, Pulp Fiction), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1955 Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
  • 1955 Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1956 Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (d. 1997)
  • 1957 Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)
  • 1957 Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
  • 1958 Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1958 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (d. 1999)
  • 1960 Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
  • 1960 Greta Scacchi, Milan Italy, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief)
  • 1960 Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)
  • 1960 Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
  • 1961 Alycia Moulton, tennis star, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1962 Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1962 Julie Strain, Concord California, actress (Witchcraft IV)
  • 1962 Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1963 John Gesek, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • 1963 Rob Andrew, English rugby player
  • 1963 Henry Winter, English football journalist
  • 1964 Kevin Tapani, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1964 Lisa Elaine Comshaw, actress (Scanner Cop, Lukas' Child), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1964 Matt Dillon, New Rochelle NY, actor (Flamingo Kid, Tex, Kansas)
  • 1964 Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)

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1965 Dr. Dre, [Andre Romelle Young], Compton, California, American rapper and record producer

Rapper Dr. Dre
Rapper
Dr. Dre
  • 1965 Peter Martini, journalist
  • 1966 Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1966 Phillip De Freitas, cricket pace bowler (in Dominica England 1986-95)
  • 1966 Guy Ferland, American television director
  • 1967 Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1967 Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1967 Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer, (FIFA World Player of the Year 1993), born in Caldogno
  • 1967 Tracey Edmonds, American film and television producer
  • 1967 Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
  • 1968 Molly Ringwald, Roseville California, actress (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink)
  • 1969 Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
  • 1969 Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
  • 1970 Tyler Green, US baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1970 Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)