Famous Birthdays on 5th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 238

  • 976 Sanjō, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017)
  • 1505 Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
  • 1519 René of Châlon, (d. 1544)
  • 1534 Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
  • 1589 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
  • 1589 Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
  • 1608 Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
  • 1626 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • 1662 Giuseppi Vignola, composer
  • 1703 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
  • 1711 Joseph Umstatt, composer

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1723 John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)

Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon
Presbyterian Minister
John Witherspoon
  • 1725 James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)
  • 1732 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
  • 1744 John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist
  • 1748 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
  • 1753 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot
  • 1770 Alexandre Brongniart, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary), born in Paris, France
  • 1775 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
  • 1784 Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)
  • 1788 Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)

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1788 Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-5; 41-46)/founder (British Conservative Party)/founder (Bobbies)

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • 1795 Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871)
  • 1799 John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
  • 1804 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
  • 1808 Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
  • 1810 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
  • 1833 John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)
  • 1837 Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)
  • 1840 Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
  • 1840 John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
  • 1848 Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)
  • 1848 Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
  • 1848 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
  • 1856 Otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)
  • 1862 Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexico, composer
  • 1863 Armand Parent, composer
  • 1864 Carl Teike, German military composer, born in Stettin-Altdamm, Pomerania (d. 1922)
  • 1865 Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer
  • 1866 Arthur Keith, Persley Aberdeenshire, Scottish Anthropologist (human evolution)
  • 1866 Henri [Hendrik J] Hall, Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
  • 1866 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
  • 1867 Casper A Lingbeek, vicar/Dutch MP (HSP, 1925..37)
  • 1868 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
  • 1871 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
  • 1878 André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
  • 1879 Edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)
  • 1881 Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
  • 1882 Felice Lattuada, composer
  • 1889 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
  • 1889 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's)
  • 1889 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer

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1891 Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim California, doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1891 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
  • 1892 George Saiko, Austrian writer, born in Seestadtl, Bohemia (d. 1962)
  • 1893 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
  • 1897 Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO
  • 1900 Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), presidential candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
  • 1902 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
  • 1903 Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
  • 1903 Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
  • 1903 Nathaniel Owings, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1906 John Carradine, Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling)
  • 1907 Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
  • 1907 Norton Simon, business executive (Simon & Schuster)
  • 1907 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
  • 1908 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Grazyna Bacewicz, composer
  • 1910 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
  • 1910 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • 1910 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Willard Parker, actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Zoltan Pongracz, composer
  • 1913 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • 1914 Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • 1914 William S Burroughs, novelist (Naked Lunch), born in St. Louis, Missouri

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1915 Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist

  • 1918 Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
  • 1918 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
  • 1918 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1919 Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
  • 1919 Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx comedian/actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1921 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • 1921 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Bernard Kalb, spokesman (State Dept)/actor (Dave)
  • 1922 Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer
  • 1923 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, born in Basin, Wyoming (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Robert Lynn, anarchist
  • 1926 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus)
  • 1927 Val Dufour, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1927 Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
  • 1928 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
  • 1929 Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
  • 1929 Al Worthington, baseball player
  • 1932 Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
  • 1933 Jorn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
  • 1933 Nick Georgiade, actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1934 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, Mobile Alabama, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)

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1934 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • 1935 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
  • 1935 John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander South African army
  • 1937 Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • 1937 Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
  • 1937 Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1938 Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
  • 1939 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
  • 1939 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1939 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • 1940 H R Giger, Swiss artist & special effects designer (Alien), born in Zürich, (d. 2014)
  • 1941 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941 David Selby, Morganstown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
  • 1941 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
  • 1941 Stephen J Cannell, producer (Rockford Files)
  • 1941 Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1942 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1942 Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
  • 1943 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
  • 1943 Craig Morton, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1943 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • 1943 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1943 Michael Mann, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Nolan Bushnell, founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)
  • 1943 Sven Johnson, rocker (Tangerine Dream
  • 1944 Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
  • 1944 J R Cobb, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1946 Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
  • 1947 David Ladd, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)
  • 1947 Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
  • 1948 Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], (Stuntman, Shy People), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1948 Christopher Guest, actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
  • 1948 Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
  • 1948 Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
  • 1948 Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
  • 1949 David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
  • 1949 Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)
  • 1949 Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)
  • 1950 Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
  • 1951 Elizabeth Swados, composer/playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1952 Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1953 John Beilein, American basketball coach
  • 1954 Roseanne Katan, Jamacia, playmate (Sep, 1978)
  • 1954 Cliff Martinez, American musician
  • 1955 Debra Jo Fondren, Los Angeles Cal, playmate of year (September, 1977)
  • 1955 Mike Heath, baseball player
  • 1956 Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
  • 1956 Betty Ong, flight attendant that died on September 11, 2001, on American Airlines Flight 11
  • 1957 Craig Wilson, Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)
  • 1959 Glenn Dubis, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1959 Jennifer Granholm American Politician

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1960 Jane Geddes, American LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open), born in Huntington New York

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1960 William John Readings, literary theorist
  • 1960 Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
  • 1961 Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1961 Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
  • 1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], American actress (Single White Female, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Tommy Skeoch, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1963 Steven Shainberg, American film director
  • 1964 Jim Pugh, tennis star, born in Burbank, California
  • 1964 Alexia, Cypriot singer
  • 1964 Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1965 Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
  • 1965 James David McGovern, Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open)
  • 1965 Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star
  • 1965 Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer
  • 1966 Jose Maria Olazabal, golfer
  • 1966 Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
  • 1966 Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
  • 1967 Chris Parnell, American actor
  • 1968 Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • 1968 Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star
  • 1968 Roberto Alomar, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • 1968 Will Furrer, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams)
  • 1968 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
  • 1968 Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor
  • 1969 Bobby Brown, Roxbury Ma, US singer-songwriter ("My Prerogative")
  • 1969 Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
  • 1970 Darren Lehmann, cricketer (SA & Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996)
  • 1970 Forey Duckett, NFL/WLAF cornerback/safety (Saints, Scot Claymores)
  • 1971 Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Oly-96)
  • 1971 Marcus Redman, actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
  • 1971 Peter "Chip" Cipollone, Ardmore Pa, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1971 Sara Evans, American singer
  • 1972 Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972 Erin Phillips, Mexico Missouri, Miss America-Missouri (1996)
  • 1972 Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
  • 1972 Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
  • 1973 Diego Serrano, Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World)
  • 1973 Israel Raybon, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Laura Espinoza-Watson, Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets)