Famous Birthdays on 2nd February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 289

  • 1208 James I of Aragon (d. 1276)
  • 1455 King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
  • 1494 Bona Sforza, queen of Sigismund I of Poland (d. 1557)
  • 1502 Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
  • 1506 René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
  • 1522 Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
  • 1583 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
  • 1595 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • 1600 Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1613 Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1621 Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (d. 1679)
  • 1649 Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)
  • 1650 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress/mistress (King Charles II)
  • 1669 Louis Marchand, composer
  • 1695 William Borlase, English naturalist (d. 1772)
  • 1695 François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
  • 1711 Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz, Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
  • 1714 Gottfried August Homilius, composer
  • 1717 Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)
  • 1748 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
  • 1773 Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek, composer
  • 1780 Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
  • 1786 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
  • 1802 Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
  • 1803 Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1804 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
  • 1815 Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1817 John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
  • 1817 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer
  • 1820 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
  • 1827 Abner Monroe Perrin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1827 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
  • 1829 Alfred Brehm, German zoologist (d. 1884)
  • 1835 Luigi Manzotti, Milano, ballet choreographer
  • 1840 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
  • 1841 François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
  • 1842 Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927)
  • 1844 Leander Schlegel, composer
  • 1847 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer
  • 1849 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)
  • 1850 Carel V Gerritsen, Dutch free thinker
  • 1851 José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
  • 1852 Teunis Stoel, actor/director (Small Theater, Rotterdam)
  • 1856 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer
  • 1857 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
  • 1859 Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
  • 1860 Curtis Guild, Jr., 43rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • 1861 Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
  • 1861 Solomon R Guggenheim, philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC)
  • 1873 Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
  • 1873 Johan P earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
  • 1873 Leopold Fall, Austria, operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
  • 1875 Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)
  • 1875 Fritz Kreisler, violinist/composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1878 Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
  • 1878 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
  • 1881 Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)

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1882 James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1882 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • 1883 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
  • 1884 Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
  • 1884 S Z Sakall, Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca)
  • 1885 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
  • 1886 Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
  • 1887 Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Candelario Huizar, composer
  • 1888 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)
  • 1888 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (d. 1969)
  • 1890 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • 1891 Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
  • 1891 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • 1893 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (d. 1970)

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1895 George Halas [Papa Bear], NFL pioneer (owner of the Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • 1896 Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
  • 1897 Aimé Avignon, France's former oldest living man (d. 2007)
  • 1898 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
  • 1899 Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1900 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
  • 1900 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • 1900 Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, born in Salem, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1901 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1901 Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
  • 1902 Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)
  • 1902 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)
  • 1903 Frank McGrath, Mound City Mo, actor (Wagon Train)
  • 1904 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • 1904 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
  • 1905 Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)
  • 1905 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • 1907 Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
  • 1908 Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)
  • 1908 Cal Tinney, Oklahoma, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
  • 1908 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, California, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)/actor
  • 1908 Pavel Sivic, composer
  • 1908 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer
  • 1908 Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Franc Albertson, Fergus Falls MN, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams)
  • 1910 Charlotte Auerbach, British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
  • 1911 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
  • 1911 Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish tenor
  • 1912 Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • 1912 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox)
  • 1912 Millvina Dean, last living survivour of the RMS Titanic.
  • 1913 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • 1914 Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
  • 1915 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
  • 1915 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • 1918 Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
  • 1919 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • 1919 Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
  • 1920 An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
  • 1923 Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
  • 1923 Bonita Granville, actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 James Dickey, poet/actor (Deliverance), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1923 [Mary Elizabeth] Liz Smith, journalist and gossip columnist (WNBC, NY Daily News), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1923 Peter Fowler, physicist
  • 1924 Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
  • 1924 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • 1925 David Abell Wood, priest
  • 1925 Michel Paul Philippot, composer
  • 1925 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • 1926 Nydia M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)
  • 1926 Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1926 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
  • 1927 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • 1927 Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
  • 1927 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer
  • 1927 Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey)
  • 1928 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • 1928 Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
  • 1929 Reiner Bredemeyer, composer
  • 1931 Dries van Agt, Dutch Prime Minister (CDA, 1977-82), born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • 1931 Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1931 Judith Viorst, American author
  • 1932 Robert Mandan, Clever Mo, actor (Chester-Soap, James-3's a Crowd)
  • 1933 Than Shwe, ruler of Myanmar
  • 1933 Tony Jay, English actor (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Duane Jones, American actor
  • 1937 Martina Arroyo, opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Tom Smothers, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • 1937 Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • 1938 Bo Hopkins, actor (Dynasty, Midnight Express), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1939 Rachel English, author (My 1st 500), born in London, England
  • 1939 Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist, father of electronics in Iran (d. 2000)
  • 1939 Dale T. Mortensen, Enterprise, Oregon, economist (Nobel, 2010), (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
  • 1940 Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • 1940 David Jason, English actor
  • 1940 Wayne Fontes, American football coach
  • 1941 Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • 1942 Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • 1942 Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
  • 1943 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1944 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
  • 1944 Katherine Crawford, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Ursula Oppens, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Karen Foss, American broadcaster
  • 1944 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Ronnie Goodson, rocker
  • 1946 Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
  • 1946 Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
  • 1946 Gerrie Muhren, Volendam, Netherlands, footballer (Ajax, European Cup Winner, 1971-3), (d. 2013)

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1947 Farrah Fawcett, Texas, actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed)

  • 1947 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1947 Derek Shulman, rocker
  • 1947 Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • 1948 Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
  • 1948 Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
  • 1948 Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
  • 1949 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • 1949 Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey - Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
  • 1949 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • 1949 Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • 1949 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949 Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
  • 1950 Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 1950 Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
  • 1951 Alphonso Johnson, jazz bassist
  • 1951 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1952 Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1952 Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-), born in Jung-gu, Taegu
  • 1953 James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
  • 1953 Penny Pulz, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • 1954 Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)
  • 1954 Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)

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1954 Ina Garten, American author and TV personality (Barefoot Contessa), born in Brooklyn, New York

Host of Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten
Host of Barefoot Contessa
Ina Garten
  • 1954 Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
  • 1955 Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
  • 1957 Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
  • 1957 Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwukee WI, playmate (Feb, 1980)
  • 1958 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
  • 1960 Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)