Famous Birthdays on 19th February

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1473 Nicolaus Copernicus, Toruń Royal Prussia, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • 1526 Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
  • 1552 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
  • 1588 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
  • 1611 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
  • 1616 Jacques de Saint-Luc, composer
  • 1630 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Shivneri fort, founder of the Maratha Empire - his birth date according to Government of Maharashtra (d. 1680)
  • 1660 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
  • 1671 Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer
  • 1683 Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
  • 1687 Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer
  • 1717 David Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), (d. 2013)
  • 1722 Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
  • 1743 [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
  • 1751 Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician/patriot
  • 1754 Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)
  • 1755 Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies
  • 1762 Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer
  • 1780 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)
  • 1780 Richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844)
  • 1792 Roderick Murchison, Muir of Ord Ross-shire, Scottish Geologist (Silurian system)
  • 1802 Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • 1804 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
  • 1804 David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • 1812 Lauro Rossi, composer
  • 1817 Willem III, last male King of Netherlands (1849-90)
  • 1819 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • 1821 Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)
  • 1827 Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1855)
  • 1828 Johannes von Miquel, German politician
  • 1841 Felipe Pedrell, composer
  • 1843 Adelina Patti, opera soprano (Lucio), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1859 Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1863 Emanuel Moor, composer
  • 1864 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture (Work Law of 1911)
  • 1865 Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)
  • 1865 Sven Hedin, Sweden, scientist/explorer (Tibet)
  • 1877 Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
  • 1877 Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
  • 1877 Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
  • 1880 Arthur Shepherd, composer
  • 1881 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
  • 1881 Evert Gorter, founder of Dutch medical child care
  • 1881 Paul Zech, writer
  • 1886 George Luther Foote, composer
  • 1888 Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
  • 1889 Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
  • 1891 J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
  • 1893 Cedric Hardwicke, Stourbridge England, actor (Peter Pan, Richard III)
  • 1893 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Scrittori d'Oggi)
  • 1894 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • 1895 Louis Calhern, actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1896 André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
  • 1898 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
  • 1899 Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
  • 1900 Giorgos Seferis, writer
  • 1901 Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
  • 1902 Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)
  • 1902 John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps)
  • 1902 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl), (d. 1951)
  • 1903 Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • 1904 Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
  • 1906 Grace Mary Williams, composer
  • 1906 Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
  • 1909 Charlie Walker, South Aust cricket wicket-keeper (toured but no Tests)
  • 1911 Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
  • 1911 Nikola Hercigonja, composer
  • 1912 Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
  • 1912 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher
  • 1912 Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Alvin Derold Etler, composer
  • 1914 Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1915 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • 1916 Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
  • 1917 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), born in London, England
  • 1917 Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
  • 1920 Frances K Bairstow, educator/labor relations consultant
  • 1920 George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)
  • 1920 C. Z. Guest, American socialite (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Andries Treurnicht, [Dr No], founder (S Afr Conservative Party)
  • 1921 Claude Rene Georges Pascal, composer
  • 1922 Beant Singh, politiician
  • 1922 Josef Matej, composer
  • 1923 Donald Lybbert, composer
  • 1924 Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)

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1924 Lee Marvin, actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • 1924 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Jindrich Feld, composer
  • 1925 Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1926 Gyorgy Kurtag, composer
  • 1927 Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
  • 1929 Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
  • 1930 John Frankenheimer, director (Birdman of Alcatraz), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, Paris France, opera director (Carmina Burana)
  • 1932 Joseph P Kerwin, Oak Park Ill, Capt Med Corps USN/astro (Skylab 2)
  • 1934 David Hugh Jones, Poole Dorset England, director (Betrayal)
  • 1934 Julian Belfrage, theatre Agent
  • 1934 Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Bob Engemann, singer
  • 1936 Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist
  • 1937 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • 1938 Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
  • 1939 Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
  • 1940 Smokey Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles-Tears of a Clown)
  • 1940 Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)
  • 1940 William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (& Miracles-Being With You)
  • 1940 Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Carlos Roque Alsina, composer
  • 1941 Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
  • 1942 Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
  • 1943 Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], Glenwillard, Pennsylvania, American singer-songwriter (Lightning Striking Again)
  • 1943 Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
  • 1943 Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944 Jan Bart Klaster, mythologist (Slogan)
  • 1945 Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
  • 1945 Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)
  • 1945 Thomas Brasch, writer
  • 1946 Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy)
  • 1946 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
  • 1946 Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1947 Peter Bird, ocean rower
  • 1947 Tim Shadbolt, mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1948 Byron K Lichtenburg, Stroudsburg Pa, astronaut (STS 9, STS 45)
  • 1948 Mark Andes, rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
  • 1948 Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • 1948 Big John Studd, American professional wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1949 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • 1949 Ewa Aulin, Stockholm, actress (Candy)
  • 1949 Dan Bunten, American software developer (d. 1998)
  • 1949 William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer
  • 1950 Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
  • 1951 Stephen Nichols, Cincinnati OH, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives)
  • 1951 Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar
  • 1952 Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
  • 1952 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • 1953 Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
  • 1953 Cristina Elisabet Fernández - Argentinian politician
  • 1953 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, politician, President of Argentina (2007-2015), born in La Plata, Buenos Aires
  • 1954 Frances Bucholz, rocker (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • 1954 Jamie West-Oram, rock guitarist (Fixx)
  • 1954 Socrates, Brazilian footballer
  • 1955 Jeff Daniels, GA, actor (Something Wild, Dumb & Dumber, Speed)
  • 1956 Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
  • 1956 George David Low, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956 Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
  • 1956 Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
  • 1956 Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1957 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, pitcher (Oakland Athletic), born in Oakland, California
  • 1957 Falco, [John Hoelcel], rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus)
  • 1957 Johann Hoelzel Falco, musician
  • 1957 Paul Dean, guitarist
  • 1957 Ray Winstone, British actor
  • 1958 Helen Fielding, English writer

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1959 Roger Goodell, Jamestown New York, American NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell
  • 1960 Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, South African head of Inkatha Youth Brigade
  • 1960 Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
  • 1960 Vicki Lynn Lasseter Iola Kansas, playmate (Feb, 1981)
  • 1961 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1961 Andy Wallace, English race car driver
  • 1962 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)

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1962 Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • 1962 John Laroche, American orchid poacher
  • 1963 Jessica Tuck, actress (Megan-1 Life to Live), born in NYC, New York

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1963 Seal, English vocalist/songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose)

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • 1963 Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
  • 1964 Doug Aldrich, rocker
  • 1964 Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
  • 1964 Sonu Walia, Indian actress
  • 1965 Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
  • 1965 John Commins, cricketer (South African Test batsman v NZ 1994-95)
  • 1966 Justine Bateman, Rye NY, actress (Mallory-Family Ties, Satisfaction)
  • 1966 Matthew Ryan, Port Jefferson NY, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)
  • 1966 Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
  • 1966 Peter Douris, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Prince Markie D, [Mark Morale], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • 1966 William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966 Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer
  • 1967 Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rico, actor (Licence to Kill, Usual Suspects)
  • 1967 Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • 1968 Frank Watkins, US heavy metalist bass (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • 1968 Rob Dimaio, Calgary, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers)
  • 1969 Burton C. Bell, American vocalist
  • 1970 Garland Hawkins, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Ruwan Kalpage, cricket off-spinner (Sri Lankan)
  • 1971 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
  • 1971 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, synchronized swimmer (Oly-gold-96), born in San Jose, California
  • 1971 Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
  • 1971 Richard Green, Australian golfer
  • 1971 Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1971 William Henderson, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Gil Shaham, Israeli/American violinist
  • 1972 Andrey Pchelyakov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1972 Francine, American professional wrestler
  • 1973 Masafumi Kawaguchi, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1973 Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)