Famous Birthdays on 3rd February

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  • 1338 Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)
  • 1368 Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)
  • 1525 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer
  • 1648 Louis Bouteiller, composer
  • 1655 Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized
  • 1677 Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)
  • 1690 Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
  • 1721 Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
  • 1736 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer
  • 1740 Guillaume Lasceux, composer
  • 1747 Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
  • 1755 Florido Tomeoni, composer
  • 1763 Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author
  • 1784 John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat
  • 1795 Antonio José de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830)
  • 1805 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia
  • 1807 Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1809 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hamburg Germ, composer (Great Scherzos)
  • 1811 Horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man")
  • 1817 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer
  • 1817 Samuel Ryan Curtis, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1866)
  • 1817 Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881)
  • 1820 Elisha Kent Kane, US Arctic explorer (Kane Basin off NW Greenland)

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1821 Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

  • 1823 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station)
  • 1824 George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1824 Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, Brig Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1868)
  • 1824 Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
  • 1826 Walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist
  • 1830 Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (C), British PM (1885-1902)
  • 1831 Cyrus Ballou Comstock, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • 1833 Thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian
  • 1842 Sidney Clopton Lanier, US, composer/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • 1845 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Sedan)
  • 1851 Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies
  • 1851 Lord Harris, cricketer (4 Tests for England MCC big-wig)
  • 1857 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Copenhagen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory
  • 1859 Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
  • 1865 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Will Power)
  • 1868 Damaso Ledesma, composer
  • 1870 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)
  • 1872 Lou Criger, American baseball player (d. 1934)
  • 1873 Ernest B Allo, French theologist
  • 1874 Franklyn Dyall, actor (Easy Virtue), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1874 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • 1876 William Tedmarsh, silent movie actor (d. 1937)
  • 1878 Joseph Gordon Coates, PM of New Zealand (1925-28)
  • 1879 Charles Follis, 1st African American NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)
  • 1880 Arnoldus JH Aerts, bishop of Neth-Guinea (1920-42)
  • 1882 Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands
  • 1883 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter
  • 1883 Clarence Mulford, Ill, western writer (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • 1886 Erwin Kroll, German composer, born in German Eylau (d. 1976)
  • 1887 Carlo Jachino, composer
  • 1887 Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (Autumn of the Lonely)
  • 1887 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Tramonto del grande attore)
  • 1887 Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliography/founder (Boekengids)
  • 1889 Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'arc)
  • 1889 Risto Ryti, Finnish premier/president
  • 1890 Charles [Andy] Correll, Peoria Ill, actor (Calvin & Colonel)
  • 1891 Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice (1926-33)
  • 1891 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Great Neth Stage)
  • 1893 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
  • 1894 Norman Rockwell, US, artist/illustrator (Sat Evening Post covers)
  • 1895 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • 1895 Nick Kenny, Astoria columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]
  • 1896 Johannes Urzidil, writer
  • 1898 Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)
  • 1898 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • 1899 Doris Speed, actress (Annie-Coronation Street)
  • 1899 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • 1899 João Café Filho, Brazilian president (d. 1970)
  • 1899 Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • 1903 Priaulx Rainier, composer
  • 1903 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor
  • 1904 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • 1904 Luigi Dallapiccola, Pisino Istria, Italian composer
  • 1904 Roger Makins, diplomat
  • 1905 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Ludvig Nielsen, composer
  • 1907 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • 1908 Oddbjorn Hagen, Norway, cross country jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1909 M Vasalis [Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans], poet (Phoenix)
  • 1909 Simone Weil, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WW II), born in Paris, France
  • 1909 Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, born in Carcassonne (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Blas Galindo Dimas, San Gabriel Mexico, composer (A la Patria)
  • 1910 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1911 Jehan [Ariste] Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1911 Jesse Thomas, blues singer
  • 1911 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1912 Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information
  • 1913 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
  • 1914 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter/graphic artist/carpet designer
  • 1914 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, born in Auckland (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)
  • 1915 Richard Bales, composer
  • 1916 Vivien Signy, nurse (d. 1997)
  • 1918 Joey Bishop, [Gottlieb], talk show host (Joey Bishop Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1918 Helen Stephens, Fulton Mo, American 100m runner (double Olympic gold-1936)
  • 1920 Bibi Osterwald, New Brunswick NJ, actress (Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • 1920 Henry Heimlich, doctor/inventor (Heimlich maneuver)
  • 1920 Stan Ockers, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1955, 56)
  • 1920 Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
  • 1920 George A. Miller, Charleston, West Virginia, cognitive psychologist (the magical number seven), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Bill Chappell Jr, (Rep-D-FL, 1969- )
  • 1923 Alys Robi, Quebec singer
  • 1925 John Fiedler, Platville Wisc, actor (Mr Peterson-Newhart)
  • 1925 Joop C Swart, Dutch publisher/founder (World Press Photo)
  • 1925 Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1926 Arthur Arfons, auto racer/designer (Green Monster 1964-536.71 MPH)
  • 1926 Glen Tetley, US choreographer
  • 1926 Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats (SPD)
  • 1926 J Roy Rowland, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • 1926 Shelley Berman, comedian (Son of Blob, Love American Style), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927 Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker
  • 1927 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, born in Waterford (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • 1928 C V Gadkari, cricketer (Indian batsman in 6 Tests 1953-55)
  • 1929 Russell Arms, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1929 Ken Shipp, American football coach
  • 1930 Joan Rice, actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up)
  • 1930 Gillian Ayres, English painter
  • 1932 J P "Pom-Pom" Felloes-Smith, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1960)
  • 1932 Maria Itkina, USSR, sprinter (9 world records)
  • 1932 Peggy Ann Garner, Canton Ohio, actress (Little Women, Daisy Kenyon)
  • 1933 Paul S Sarbanes, (Sen-D-MD, 1977- )
  • 1934 Jeremy Kemp, Chesterfield England, actor (Winds of War)
  • 1935 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
  • 1936 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer (1965 Wisden Cricketer of the Year)
  • 1938 Victor Buono, SD California, actor (Man from Atlantis, Untouchables)
  • 1938 Vladimir Grigoryevich Fartushny, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1938 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1939 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only

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1940 Fran Tarkenton, NFL QB (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings), born in Richmond, Virginia

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  • 1940 Jim Hartz, newscaster (NBC-TV, Innovations)
  • 1941 Angelo D'Aleo, tenor (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1941 Bridget Hanley, Minneapolis Mn, actress (Here Come the Brides)
  • 1941 Carol Mann, golfer (LPGA Hall of Fame 1977, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1941 Chuck Tharp, rock vocalist (Fireballs)
  • 1941 Gary Bartlett, cricket pace bowler (NZ in 10 Tests in the 1960's)
  • 1941 Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
  • 1943 Blythe Danner, actress (Butterflies are Free), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations ("Papa was a Rollin' Stone"), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • 1943 Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
  • 1944 Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
  • 1945 Bob Griese, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 1971 Player of Year)
  • 1945 Johnny Cymbal, rocker (Mr Bass Man)
  • 1945 Willeke Alberti, [Verbruggen], Dutch vocalist/actress (Small Truth)
  • 1947 Chose Alberts, [Krommenhoek], vocalist (Yet Many Years)
  • 1947 Dave Davies, rock vocalist/guitarist (Kinks-Lola), born in London, England
  • 1947 Joe Coleman, baseball pitcher (Washington, Detroit)
  • 1947 Koos Alberts, [Krommenhoek], Dutch vocalist (Many More Years to Come)
  • 1947 Melanie, [Safka], Astoria, vocalist/songwriter (Candles in Rain)
  • 1947 Paul Auster, US author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • 1947 Stephen McHattie, Canadian actor
  • 1948 Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
  • 1948 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • 1949 Arthur Kane, American musician
  • 1949 Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
  • 1950 Michael Dickinson, British(?) reorganizer
  • 1950 Morgan Fairchild, [Patsy McClenny], actress (Falcon Crest), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1951 Felipe Munoz, Mexico, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1951 Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
  • 1952 Fred Lynn, baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Jack Fields, (Rep-R-TX, 1981- )
  • 1953 Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
  • 1954 Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
  • 1955 Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
  • 1956 Nathan Lane, Jersey NJ, actor (One of the Boys, Frankie & Johnnie)
  • 1956 Pamela Cossey, England, model/sister of transsexual Tula
  • 1956 John Jefferson, American football player
  • 1956 Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1957 Michele Greene, actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1958 Lizzie Borden, director/writer (Love Crimes, Working Girls)
  • 1958 Joe Frank Edwards Jr, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 89), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1958 Lee Crystal, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts-Ashes in the Wind)
  • 1958 N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
  • 1959 Loi Tolhurst, rocker (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
  • 1959 Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1959 Thomas Calabro, American actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
  • 1960 B J Jefferson, American actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World), born in Dallas Texas
  • 1960 Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1960 Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler
  • 1961 Keith Gordon, actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Jay Adams, American skateboarder
  • 1961 Linda Eder, American singer
  • 1962 Joe Handle, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1965 Dorcas Wonsavage, Madison Wis, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1965 Kathleen Kimont, actress (Fraternity Vacation, Renegade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Maura Tierney, actress (Lisa-Newsradio), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Karlous Marx Shinohamba, Namibian politician
  • 1966 Danny Morrison, cricket pace bowler (NZ since 1987)