Famous Birthdays on February 22

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  • 1040 Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
  • 1403 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove the English out from Northern France, (d. 1461)
  • 1440 Ladislaus V Posthumus, King of Hungary/Bohemia
  • 1500 Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (d. 1564)
  • 1514 Tahmasp I, shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)
  • 1542 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer (d. 1604)
  • 1573 Gemignano Capilupi, composer
  • 1612 George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
  • 1634 Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten, fortress architect
  • 1684 William Pulteney, statesman (Earl of Bath), born in London, England
  • 1705 Peter Arctedius, [Artedi], Swedish biologist
  • 1714 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)

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1732 George Washington, 1st President of the United States (1789-97) and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, born in Westmoreland, Virginia (d. 1799)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1745 Joao de Sousa Carvalho, composer
  • 1749 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
  • 1756 Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • 1761 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer
  • 1761 Jacob Kimball, composer
  • 1764 Alexander Campbell, composer
  • 1770 Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer
  • 1772 Joseph Lipavsky, composer
  • 1772 Karl Jacob Wagner, composer
  • 1773 Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish (court)painter
  • 1778 Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)
  • 1779 Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer
  • 1785 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834)
  • 1788 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (Great Pessimist)
  • 1796 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician and sociologist (body mass index scale), born in Ghent, French Republic (d. 1874)
  • 1796 Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
  • 1797 William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)
  • 1798 Charles Mynn Thruston, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • 1806 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)
  • 1810 Holger Simon Paulli, composer
  • 1814 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer
  • 1817 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1817 Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1819 Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer
  • 1819 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist
  • 1822 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • 1824 Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • 1825 Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1898)
  • 1827 James Barnet Fry, American historian and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Illinois (d. 1894)
  • 1828 Robert Alexander Cameron, American soldier and newspaper publisher (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1833 Josef Foerster, composer
  • 1834 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer
  • 1836 Eduard Wachmann, composer
  • 1838 Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discoverer of hydrogen in Sun
  • 1839 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)
  • 1840 F August Bebel, German social-democrat
  • 1842 Carl Rosa, founder (Rosa opera company), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1842 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)

  • 1843 Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
  • 1844 Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, composer
  • 1849 Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
  • 1850 Isaac L Rice, German (namesake of Columbia Univ's Rice stadium)
  • 1852 Pieter K Pel, internist (Pel-Ebstein fever)
  • 1857 Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves

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1857 Robert Baden-Powell, British officer and founder of the modern scouting movement, born in Paddington, London (d. 1941)

Founder of Scouts Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell
  • 1862 Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)
  • 1864 Jules Renard, French writer (Poil de Carotte)
  • 1865 Otto Modersohn, German painter
  • 1868 Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)
  • 1873 Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
  • 1874 Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
  • 1877 Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
  • 1878 Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)
  • 1880 Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Joseph B. Ely, American politician (d. 1956)
  • 1882 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • 1883 Alfred Wikenhauser, German RC exegetist (John-Apokalyps)
  • 1883 Jaroslav Kocian, composer
  • 1883 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), born in Avondale, Cincinnati (d. 1940)
  • 1884 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
  • 1886 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • 1887 Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)
  • 1888 Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
  • 1889 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain)
  • 1889 Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
  • 1891 Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
  • 1891 Lucien Cailliet, composer
  • 1891 Vlas Chubar, Soviet politician (d. 1939)
  • 1892 David Dubinsky, labor leader (Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom)
  • 1892 Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1950)
  • 1894 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer
  • 1895 Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
  • 1896 Edvin Wide, Swedish 10K runner (Olympic silver 1924)
  • 1896 Enid Markey, American actress, 1st to play Tarzan's Jane, born in Dillon, Colorado (d. 1981)
  • 1896 Nacio Herb Brown, US composer
  • 1896 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • 1897 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1898 Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
  • 1899 Dwight Frye, Salina KS, actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein)
  • 1899 George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1899 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
  • 1900 Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)
  • 1900 Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk), born in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland (d. 1991)
  • 1900 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • 1901 Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
  • 1901 Mildred Davis, American actress (Grandma's Boy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1901 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • 1902 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • 1903 Morley Callaghan, Canadian author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • 1903 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • 1904 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
  • 1905 Luis Sandi, Mexico City, a musician, teacher and composer
  • 1906 Edmund von Borck, composer
  • 1906 Gale Gordon, actor (Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1907 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1907 Sheldon Leonard, American actor/director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 John Mills, England, actor (Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace)
  • 1908 Romulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
  • 1909 Roderick Barclay, diplomat
  • 1910 Al Sears, jazz performer
  • 1910 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
  • 1911 Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1914 Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • 1915 Dan Seymour, actor (We the People, Sing It Again), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915 Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)
  • 1917 Harmen van Rossum, civil servant/resistance fighter (WWII)
  • 1917 Jack Robertson, cricketer (superb England batsman only played 11 Tests)
  • 1917 Jane Bowles, American writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1918 Charles O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
  • 1918 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • 1918 Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • 1918 Sid Abel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
  • 1918 Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)

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1918 Alfred J. Gross, American inventor (invented the walkie-talkie), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2000)

Inventor Alfred J. Gross
Inventor
Alfred J. Gross
  • 1919 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, born in Libušín (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer
  • 1920 Del Wood [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • 1921 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) wife of Federico Fellini
  • 1921 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, dictator
  • 1921 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005)
  • 1921 David Greene, British television director (d. 2003)
  • 1922 Andre Asriel, composer
  • 1922 Felix Werder, composer
  • 1922 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 1922 William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), born in South Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Edward Gorey, author/artist (Curious Sofa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
  • 1926 Bud Yorkin, producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1927 David Ahlstrom, composer
  • 1927 Donald May, actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Bruce Forsyth, comedian/TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England
  • 1928 Paul Dooley, Parkensburg WV, actor (16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding)
  • 1929 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), born in Altadena, California (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Ryne Duren, near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1929 James Hong, American actor
  • 1929 Rebecca Schull, American actress
  • 1930 Allison Hayes, Washington, actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman)
  • 1930 JPS van Neerven, Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily)
  • 1930 James McGarrell, American painter
  • 1932 Edward M "Ted" Kennedy, Boston Massachusetts Politician (Sen-D-Mass 1962- 2009 )
  • 1933 Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, England, Duchess of Kent
  • 1933 Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Bobby Smith, English footballer
  • 1933 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL /high speed internet technology), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Thomas Paul, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1934 Sparky Anderson [George Lee Anderson], American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1935 Ineke Haas-Berger, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1936 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1936 J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • 1937 Dubravko Detoni, composer
  • 1937 Joanna Russ, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
  • 1937 Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
  • 1937 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
  • 1937 Tommy Aaron, PGA golfer (1973 Masters), born in Gainesville, Georgia
  • 1938 Bobby Hendricks, US soul vocalist (Itchy Twitchy Feeling)
  • 1938 Ishmael Reed, American author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
  • 1938 Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Steve Barber, pitcher (Balt Orioles, NY Yankees)
  • 1940 Chet Walker, NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1940 Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)
  • 1940 Julian Chagrin, mime/actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 1940 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician
  • 1942 Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge
  • 1943 David E Skaggs, (Rep-D-Colorado)
  • 1943 Dick Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1943 Tom Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil)
  • 1943 Horst Köhler, President of Germany
  • 1944 E J Peaker, actress (That's Life), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1944 Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Ranjit Fernando, Sri Lankan cricket wicketkeeper (1975 World Cup)
  • 1944 Tom Okker, tennis star
  • 1944 Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1945 Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1945 Leslie Charleson, actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1947 John Bryant, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • 1948 Dennis Awtrey, NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns)
  • 1948 John Ashton, American actor
  • 1949 Nikki Lauda, Austrian formula 1 auto racer (world champ 1975, 77, 84)
  • 1949 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player
  • 1950 Ellen Greene, American vocalist/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Julie Walters, English actress (Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears), born in Birmingham, England

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1950 Julius Erving, American basketball forward (Virg Squirers, NY Nets, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Nassau County, New York

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • 1950 Miou-Miou [Sylvette Herry], actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband), born in Paris, France
  • 1950 Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer