Famous Birthdays on 21st February

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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 Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), (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, US, 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, France, world's oldest woman (d. 1997 at 122)
  • 1876 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian/French sculptor (Princesse X)
  • 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, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)
  • 1887 Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • 1888 Florence Bates, TX, actress (Moon & Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio)
  • 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)
  • 1898 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • 1900 Madeleine Renaud, French actress/theater director (Plaisir)
  • 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 Madeleine Renaud, actress (Helene, Longest Day), born in Paris, France
  • 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, US, poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
  • 1909 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • 1909 Hans Erni, Switz, painter/sculptor
  • 1909 Helen O Dickens, [Henderson], US physician/gynaecologist
  • 1910 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)
  • 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, president (Zimbabwe, 1988- )

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, Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)
  • 1927 Pierre Mercure, composer
  • 1929 James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
  • 1930 Elizabeth Adams, madame
  • 1932 Harald V, King of Norway (1991- )
  • 1933 Nina Simone, [Eunice Waymon], Tyron NC, vocalist/pianist (Porgy)
  • 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, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • 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, actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Harry Potter)

  • 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, Belgium, 800/1500m dash (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 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, Rye NY, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon)
  • 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, Redondo Beach Ca, playmate (Mar, 1983)
  • 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, St Paul Minn, discus thrower
  • 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, Phila, long jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 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
  • 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