Famous Birthdays on 28th February

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  • 1155 Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)
  • 1261 Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
  • 1409 Elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442)
  • 1533 Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher
  • 1552 Jost/Jobst Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (d. 1632)
  • 1573 Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)
  • 1612 John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)
  • 1616 Kaspar Förster, German composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1663 Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)
  • 1670 Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
  • 1675 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)
  • 1683 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
  • 1690 Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Tsar Peter the Great
  • 1704 Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
  • 1712 Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
  • 1724 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
  • 1747 Justin Morgan, composer
  • 1750 Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
  • 1764 Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist
  • 1771 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
  • 1786 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
  • 1792 Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist
  • 1797 Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)
  • 1797 W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)
  • 1810 Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian
  • 1817 James Craig, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1888)
  • 1820 John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)
  • 1822 Matthew Duncan Ector, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1823 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
  • 1824 Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist
  • 1824 John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1825 Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1888)
  • 1833 Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal
  • 1838 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910)
  • 1840 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1841 Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
  • 1850 Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist)
  • 1851 Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • 1854 Juliusz Zarebski, composer
  • 1857 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer
  • 1858 Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
  • 1865 Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)
  • 1865 Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
  • 1866 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]
  • 1874 Soledad Jiminez, Santander Spain, actor (Phantom ofthe Range)
  • 1875 Viliam Figus, composer
  • 1876 John Alden Carpenter, composer (Sea Drift), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1877 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer
  • 1878 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)
  • 1878 Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (d. 1952)
  • 1882 Geraldine Farrar, US soprano/actress (Story of American Singer)
  • 1882 Jose Vasconcelos, Oaxaca Mexico, politician/essayist/philosopher
  • 1882 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer
  • 1886 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)
  • 1886 Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
  • 1887 William Zorach, Lithuania, US sculptor (Spirit of the Dance)
  • 1889 Victor Sutherland, Paducah KY, actor (Captive City)
  • 1890 Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)

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1890 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1893 Ben Hecht, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
  • 1895 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • 1896 Philip Showalter Hench, physician (cortisone-Nobel), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1898 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey)
  • 1899 Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist
  • 1900 Laura Z Hobson, writer
  • 1900 Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)

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1901 Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1901 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)
  • 1903 Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian

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1906 Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • 1907 Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)
  • 1908 Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1908 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
  • 1909 Olan Soule, La Harpe Ill, actor (My 3 Sons, Arnie)
  • 1909 Stephen Harold Spender, England, poet/critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness)
  • 1910 Roman Maciejewski, composer
  • 1910 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)
  • 1912 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • 1912 Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)
  • 1914 Jim Boles, Lubbock Tx, actor (Joe-One Man's Family)
  • 1915 Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)
  • 1915 Zero "Samuel" Mostel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer
  • 1917 John B Connally, (Gov/Sen-D/R-Tx), took a bullet with JFK
  • 1918 Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • 1920 Edward Kassner, music publisher
  • 1920 Jim Olin, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
  • 1920 Marjorie M Sweeting, English geomorphologist
  • 1921 John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Fool of Heideloo)
  • 1921 Vladimir Sommer, composer
  • 1921 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Charles Durning, Highland Falls NY, actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Robert A Roe, (Rep-D-NJ, 1969- )
  • 1925 Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)
  • 1926 Seymour Shifrin, composer
  • 1926 Stanley Glasser, composer
  • 1926 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author (My Life)
  • 1927 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
  • 1927 John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • 1928 Bettye Ackerman, Cottageville SC, actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey)
  • 1928 Tom Aldredge, Dayton OH, actor (What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers)
  • 1929 Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)
  • 1929 Hayden Fry, American football coach
  • 1929 John Montague, Irish poet
  • 1929 Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
  • 1930 Frank Malzone, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
  • 1930 Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
  • 1931 Gavin MacLeod, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat)
  • 1931 Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)
  • 1931 Jack Thieuloy, writer
  • 1931 Iajuddin Ahmed, Bikrampur, British Raj, President (Bangladesh, 2002-2009), (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Brian Moore, British commentator (Big Match)
  • 1932 Don Francks, actor (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1933 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • 1933 Miro Steržaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
  • 1933 Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
  • 1934 Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Clive Halse, cricketer (S Afr fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1938 Martin Olav Sabo, (Rep-D-MN, 1979- )
  • 1939 Charles Brown, Cin Oh, featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • 1939 John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
  • 1939 Tommy Tune, Wichita Falls Tx, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend)
  • 1940 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)

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1940 Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1941 Alice May Brock, American author
  • 1941 Marty Sanders, American musician (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1942 Frank Bonner, Little Rock AR, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love)
  • 1942 Brian Jones, [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)
  • 1942 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • 1943 Barbara Acklin, [Allen], R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace}, Ellwood City Pennsylvania, rock musician
  • 1943 Hans Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-98)
  • 1943 Charles Bernstein, American composer
  • 1944 Colin Nutley, director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack)
  • 1944 Kelly Bishop, CO, actress (Unmarried Woman, Advice to Lovelorn)
  • 1944 Sepp Maier, German footballer
  • 1945 Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
  • 1945 Mimsy Farmer, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)
  • 1946 Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)
  • 1946 Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1947 Stephanie Beacham, England, (Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys)
  • 1948 Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], actress (Jerk), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948 Mercedes Ruehl, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948 Willie Donnell Smith
  • 1948 Mike Figgis, English director
  • 1950 Ilene Graff, American actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Stephen Chatman, composer
  • 1951 Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1951 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
  • 1951 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • 1952 Cristina Raines, [Tina Herazo], Manila Phil, actress (Sentinel)
  • 1952 Eddie Manion, saxophonist
  • 1952 Jennie Lynn, actress (Love & Marriage), born in San Diego, California
  • 1952 Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
  • 1952 William Finn, American composer
  • 1953 Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
  • 1953 Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver

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1953 Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)

Economist Paul Krugman
Economist
Paul Krugman
  • 1954 Brian Billick, American football coach
  • 1955 Adrian Dantley, NBA forward (Olympic-gold-1976, Utah Jazz), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955 Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)
  • 1955 Randy Jackson, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1956 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • 1956 Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
  • 1957 Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack)
  • 1957 Ian Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of the 80's)
  • 1957 Ian Stanley, keyboardist
  • 1957 Jeff Woodland, Papua New Guinea, Nike golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open)
  • 1957 John Turturro, Bkln, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever)
  • 1957 Phil Gould, rock percussionist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • 1957 Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1957 Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
  • 1958 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)
  • 1958 Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
  • 1958 Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
  • 1959 Sydney P Mufamadi, South African leader (SACP)
  • 1960 Dorothy Stratten, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1961 Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
  • 1961 Wayne Smith, Albany WA, Australian golfer
  • 1961 Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
  • 1962 Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1962 Chunli Li, Auckland NZ, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Rae Dawn Chong, Edmonton Alberta, actress (Quest for Fire)
  • 1962 Steve Tsujiura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1963 Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
  • 1964 Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
  • 1965 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
  • 1965 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1966 Erik van Kessel, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1966 Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • 1966 Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1966 Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
  • 1966 Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • 1967 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Detroit, Michigan