Famous Birthdays on February 21

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  • 1417 Louis IX, Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt)
  • 1484 Joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)
  • 1556 Sethus Calvisius, composer
  • 1674 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
  • 1675 Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (d. 1750)
  • 1684 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)
  • 1690 Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer
  • 1705 Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
  • 1710 Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)
  • 1723 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
  • 1728 Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great
  • 1730 Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter
  • 1744 Eise J Eisinga, Frisia, built planetarium Franeker
  • 1776 Vincenzo Lavigna, composer
  • 1779 Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer
  • 1783 Princess Catharina of Württemberg, Queen consort of Westphalia (d. 1835)
  • 1785 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)
  • 1794 Antonio López de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, born in Xalapa, Veracruz (d. 1876)
  • 1795 Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer
  • 1800 John Henry Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1801 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer
  • 1801 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
  • 1802 George Douglas Ramsay, Brevet Major general (Union Army), born in Dumfries, Virginia (d. 1882)
  • 1805 David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)
  • 1814 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer
  • 1815 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
  • 1817 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)
  • 1821 Charles Scribner, American music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
  • 1829 Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • 1831 Eduard Rappoldi, composer
  • 1836 Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer
  • 1836 Emil Hartmann, composer
  • 1844 Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer/prof (Paris Conservatory)
  • 1852 [James] Burner Matthews, US playwright/critic (NY Times)
  • 1855 Alice Freeman Palmer, educator (Hall of Fame)
  • 1856 Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam)
  • 1857 Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium (1907)
  • 1860 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (d. 1927)
  • 1860 Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor (d. 1952)
  • 1861 Pierre Breville, composer
  • 1865 John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
  • 1867 Otto Hermann Kahn, Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Co
  • 1875 Jeanne Louise Calment, French world's oldest woman (d. 1997 at 122)
  • 1876 Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (d. 1956)
  • 1877 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
  • 1878 Fritz Cortolezis, composer
  • 1878 The Mother, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
  • 1880 Frank Orth, actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1880 Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
  • 1881 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • 1883 J M M "Mick" Commaille, cricketer (dual South African cricket/soccer rep)

  • 1885 Sacha Guitry, French actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)
  • 1887 Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • 1888 Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist (Religious Build Up)
  • 1888 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1889 Felix Aylmer, actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan)
  • 1893 Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist, (d. 1987)
  • 1893 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
  • 1895 Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)
  • 1897 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • 1900 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), born in Paris, Ile-de-France (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Sydney Arnold, English comic/actor (Miss Jones & Son)
  • 1902 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • 1902 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • 1902 John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
  • 1903 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • 1903 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
  • 1903 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1903 Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • 1907 Wystan Hugh Auden, American poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
  • 1909 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • 1909 Hans Erni, Swiss painter and sculptor, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1909 Helen O Dickens, [Henderson], US physician/gynaecologist
  • 1910 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WWII)
  • 1910 Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Arline Judge, actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent)
  • 1912 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • 1912 Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • 1913 Glenn M Anderson, (Rep-D-CA, 1969- )
  • 1913 Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Arnold S Denker, NY, US chess champion (1944-46)
  • 1914 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
  • 1915 Ann Sheridan, Denton Texas, actress (Dodge City, Another World)
  • 1915 Godfrey Brown, England, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1917 Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)
  • 1922 Uroš Krek, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Lucille Bremer, Amsterdam, New York, American actress/dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies)
  • 1923 Zvi Zeitlin, Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, violinist/prof (Eastman School)

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1924 Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (1980-87) and President of Zimbabwe (1988- ), born in Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 1925 Al Fann, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925 Jack Ramsay, NBA coach ( Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Sam Peckinpah, film director (Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), born in Fresno, California
  • 1926 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
  • 1927 Erma Bombeck, humorist (The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn), born in Beauvais, France
  • 1927 Pierre Mercure, composer
  • 1929 James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
  • 1929 Henry Kloss, American audio engineer (acoustic loudspeaker), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Elizabeth Adams, madame
  • 1932 Harald V, King of Norway (1991- )

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1933 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 1934 Rue McClanahan, Healdton Oklahoma, actress (Maude, Golden Girls)
  • 1935 Mark McManus, Scottish actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • 1935 Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
  • 1936 Barbara Jordan, (Rep-D-Tx, 1972-78), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1937 Gary Lockwood, Van Nuys Cal, actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant)
  • 1937 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Beryl F Anthony Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1979- )
  • 1939 Richard Beymer, Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)
  • 1939 Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)
  • 1940 John Lewis, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia) and prominent civil rights leader (Big Six), born in Troy, Alabama
  • 1940 Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
  • 1940 Peter Gethin, British racing driver
  • 1941 Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner
  • 1942 Margarethe Von Trotta, actress/director (Marianne), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1943 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist
  • 1943 Roberto Faenza, director (Cop Killers, Corrupt)
  • 1944 Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)
  • 1944 Kitty Winn, actress (Beacon Hill), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 Paul Newton, rock bassist
  • 1945 Sudhir Naik, cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974)

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1946 Alan Rickman, English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2016)

  • 1946 Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
  • 1946 Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter (or 0202)
  • 1946 Tyne Daly, actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1946 Anthony Daniels, British actor (Star Wars - C-3PO)
  • 1946 Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
  • 1946 Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss
  • 1947 Olympia J Snowe, (Rep-R-ME, 1979- )
  • 1947 Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1948 Larry Ragland, comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1949 Jerry Harrison, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1949 Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
  • 1951 John Parker, cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s)
  • 1951 Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer (Tubes)
  • 1951 Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist (Tubes)
  • 1952 Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • 1953 Christine Ebersole, Park Forest Ill, actress (SNL, Valerie, Tootsie)
  • 1953 William L Petersen, actor (Return to Lonesome Dove)
  • 1954 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500m dash (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1955 Kelsey Grammer, American actor (Fraiser Crane in Cheers, Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • 1955 Sir Steven Fayburgh, British diplomat
  • 1956 Woody Brown, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1958 Alan Trammell, Garden Grove CA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1958 Jack Coleman, Easton Pa, actor (Steven Carrington-Dynasty)
  • 1958 Jake Steinfeld, exercise expert (Body by Jake)
  • 1958 Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Princeton NJ, country vocalist (This Shirt)
  • 1959 José María Cano, Spanish musician
  • 1960 Steve Wynn, American singer (
  • 1961 Christopher Atkins, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon), born in Rye, New York
  • 1961 Ranking Roger, rock vocalist (English Beat-Drowning)
  • 1961 Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
  • 1961 Martha Hackett, American actress
  • 1961 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1962 Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter
  • 1962 Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
  • 1962 David Foster Wallace, American writer
  • 1963 Greg Turner, New Zealand golfer, born in Dunedin
  • 1963 Michael Gostigian, Newtown Sq PA, pentathelete (Oly-16th-88, 92, 96)
  • 1964 Alana Soares, playmate (Mar, 1983), born in Redondo Beach, Californa
  • 1964 Mark E Kelly, Lt USN/astronaut, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1964 Willie Pless, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1964 Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)
  • 1964 Huw Higginson, British actor

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1964 Scott Kelly, American astronaut, born in Orange, New Jersey

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut
Scott Kelly
  • 1965 Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
  • 1965 Keith Arthurton, cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty bat)
  • 1966 Bronwen Booth, actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil), born in London, England
  • 1966 Chris Donnels, US baseball infielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1966 Edie Boyer, discus thrower, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966 Tommy Hendricks, rocker
  • 1966 Wendy James, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in London, England
  • 1967 Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC) [or Feb 13]
  • 1967 Leroy Russel Burrell, long jumper (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • 1968 Pellom McDaniels, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 Terry Allen, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins)
  • 1969 Dean Noel, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1969 Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1969 James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician
  • 1969 Tony Meola, American footballer
  • 1969 Eric Wilson, American musician
  • 1969 Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican/US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1970 Marc Woodard, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970 Michael Slater, cricketer (devastating Aust opening bat since 1993)
  • 1970 Patrick Pilloni, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1970 Will Moore, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse)
  • 1971 Jeff Schmidt, US baseball pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1971 Jey Phillips, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Jose Solano, actor (Baywatch)
  • 1971 Terry Mickens, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Randy Blythe, American musician