Famous Birthdays on February 6

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  • 1461 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature (d. 1501)
  • 1564 Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist (Dr Faustus)
  • 1577 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)
  • 1608 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher

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1611 Chongzhen Emperor, 16th and last Ming Emperor of China (d. 1644)

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor
Chongzhen
  • 1612 Antoine Arnauld, [Grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theologist
  • 1637 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unified Japan
  • 1639 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
  • 1665 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14)
  • 1673 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer
  • 1695 Andre Cheron, composer
  • 1695 Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
  • 1705 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer
  • 1732 Charles Lee, General in the American Revolution (d. 1782)
  • 1744 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
  • 1748 Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Bavarian Illuminati (d. 1811)
  • 1753 Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet

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1756 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1836)

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • 1757 Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Polish scholar and statesman. (d. 1841)
  • 1778 Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1793 Pietro Rovelli, composer
  • 1797 Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1802 Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
  • 1804 Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch officer/swindler
  • 1807 Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer
  • 1811 Henry George Liddell, father of the Alice in Alice in Wonderland (d. 1898)
  • 1818 William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), (d. 1901)
  • 1830 Marcellus Monroe Crocker, Brig gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1865))
  • 1832 John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)

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1833 J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Patrick County, Virginia, Confederate General

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • 1833 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
  • 1834 William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1834 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
  • 1834 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)
  • 1838 Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], England, knighted 1895/actor (Hamlet)
  • 1838 Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
  • 1848 Luigi Mancinelli, composer
  • 1853 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1860 Johan [Eliza J] de Meester, Dutch journalist/writer (Geertje)
  • 1864 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • 1866 Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist (Vulkankunde)
  • 1872 Theodor Lessing, writer [or Feb 8]
  • 1874 Milton Bennett Medary, US, architect (Washington Chapel)
  • 1875 Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Schmidtbonn[-Schmidt], German playwright (Der Sprechende Eros)
  • 1878 Waclaw Gieburowski, composer
  • 1879 Carl Ramsauer, professor of physics and a research physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1881 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1949)
  • 1887 Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
  • 1888 Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera)
  • 1889 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter
  • 1889 Siegfried Kracauer, writer
  • 1892 William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1893 Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, President of UN General Assembly (1962-63)
  • 1894 Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
  • 1895 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, baseball great (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1897 Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director (Nicholas Nickleby)

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1897 Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.), born in NYC, New York

  • 1899 Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], Durango Mexico, actor (Ben Hur)
  • 1900 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
  • 1900 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)
  • 1901 Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1902 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
  • 1902 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • 1903 John Dunning, cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's)
  • 1903 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty)
  • 1904 Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • 1905 Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist leader (d. 1982)
  • 1907 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor
  • 1908 Amintore Fanfani, premier of Italy
  • 1908 Edward Lansdale, general/model (Quiet American, Ugly American)
  • 1908 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, national Park Warden
  • 1909 Israel Citkowitz, composer
  • 1910 George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager (Brentford)
  • 1910 Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • 1910 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
  • 1911 A W "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's)

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1911 Ronald Reagan, Tampico IL, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo) and 40th US President (R) (1981-89)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1912 Eva Braun, mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born Munich Germany
  • 1913 John Lund, actor (Wackiest Ship in the Army), born in Rochester, New York

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1913 Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
  • 1914 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Derk Roemers, Dutch politician (Soc-Dem)
  • 1916 John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Zsa Zsa Gabor, [Zsa Sari], Budapest, actress (Queen of Outer Space)
  • 1917 Arthur Gold, pianist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1917 Liberato Firmino Sifonia, composer
  • 1918 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49)
  • 1919 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • 1920 James H Scheuer, (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- )
  • 1921 Bob Scott [Robert], Ruby player (All Black, 1946-54), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Patrick Macnee, British actor (John Steed-Avengers), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Denis Norden, British television personality
  • 1923 Maurice Le Roux, composer
  • 1924 Billy Wright, English soccer player
  • 1924 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
  • 1924 Jin yong, Chinese novelist
  • 1926 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Smokey Burgess, baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1929 Sixten Jernberg, Sweden, skier (Olympic-gold-1956/60/64), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Pierre Brice, French actor
  • 1929 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
  • 1931 Fred Trueman, English cricketer ("Fiery Fred",307 wickets for England)
  • 1931 Rip Torn, Tx, actor (Coma, Summer Rental, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
  • 1931 Mamie Van Doren, American actress
  • 1932 Francois Truffaut, director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
  • 1933 Leslie Crowther, English TV-comic/quizmaster
  • 1933 Mamie Van Doren, Rowena SD, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters) [or 2/2]
  • 1933 Walter E Fauntroy, (Rep-D-DC, 1971- )
  • 1934 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
  • 1936 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • 1937 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
  • 1938 Ellsworth Milburn, composer
  • 1939 Mike Farrell, actor (BJ Honeycutt-M*A*S*H, Battered), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1940 Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
  • 1940 Tom Brokaw, American news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982-2004), born in Webster, South Dakota
  • 1941 Gigi Perreau, actress (Journey to Center of Time), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Stephen Albert, composer
  • 1942 John London, bassist (Michael Nesmith band)
  • 1942 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1942 James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1943 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Gayle Hunnicutt, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1944 Michael Tucker, Balt MD, actor (Stuart Markowitz-LA Law)
  • 1944 Christine Boutin, French politician

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1945 Bob [Robert Nesta] Marley, Nine Mile St Ann, Jamaican reggae musician and singer-songwriter (Wailers-No Woman)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1946 Jim Turner, American politician
  • 1946 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk muisc singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1947 Charles Hickcox, US, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968)
  • 1949 Frank Rich, US politician (?)
  • 1949 Manuel Orantes, tennis champ (US Open-1975)
  • 1949 Richie Zisk, baseball player
  • 1950 Mike Batt, composer/arranger
  • 1950 Natalie Cole, vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Punky Meadows, rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1950 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1951 Maria Christina, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III
  • 1951 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1951 Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell ], County Donegal Ireland, Irish singer
  • 1951 Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
  • 1952 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Oly-96)
  • 1952 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • 1953 Susie Hutchison, Flintridge California, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96)
  • 1954 Scott Kempner, "Top Ten" rocker (Del Lords)
  • 1955 Eric Money, American NBA player, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1956 Jon Walmsley, Lancashire England, actor (Jason-Waltons)
  • 1956 Linda Grovenor, actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1957 Jerry Marotta, rocker (Orleans-Love Takes Time)
  • 1957 Kathy Najimy, actress (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet)
  • 1957 Robert Townsend, comedian/actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Simon Phillips, Drummer of Toto (band)
  • 1958 Barry Miller, actor (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Bill Dawley, baseball player
  • 1958 Cecily Adams, entertainment caster (American Heart), born in Queens, New York
  • 1958 Kelly Leadbetter, Phoenix AZ, LPGA golfer (1986 Hennessy French Open)
  • 1958 Mark Hamilton, sprint kayak Olympics-96), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958 Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96)
  • 1959 Ken Nelson, English record producer
  • 1960 Megan Gallagher, actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23)
  • 1961 Bill Lester, American racecar driver
  • 1962 Axl Rose, [William Bailey], Lafayette In, vocalist (Guns & Roses)
  • 1963 David Capel, cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90)
  • 1963 Mike Hough, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
  • 1964 Matt Hayes, Australian soling sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)
  • 1964 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario
  • 1966 Alex Antonitsch, Austria, tennis star
  • 1966 Rick Astley, rock vocalist (Never Gonna Give You Up)
  • 1966 Tom Tupa, NFL punter/quarterback (Cleveland Browns, NE Patriots)
  • 1967 Bennie Dekker, Dutch soccer player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap)
  • 1967 Mike Evans, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967 Randy Hilliard, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Anita Cochran, American singer
  • 1967 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • 1968 Imtiaz Abbasi, UAE cricket wicket-keeper (World Cup 1996)
  • 1968 Malika Mahfoud, Copenhagen Denmark, golfer (Gippsland Ladies Amateur)
  • 1968 Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
  • 1968 Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
  • 1969 Anna Acker-Macosko, Marshfield WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Gold Coast Tour)
  • 1969 April Lerman, actress (Lila-Charles in Charge), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Bob Wickman, Green Bay WI, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1969 Greg Patrick, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 James Jones, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1969 Kurt Abbott, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • 1969 Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner (WI 1994-95)
  • 1969 Tim Sherwood, English footballer and manager, born in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • 1969 David Hayter, American Voice of Solid Snake
  • 1970 Jeff Rouse, US, 50m/100m backstroke swimmer (Olymp-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • 1970 Mark Hutton, Adelaide Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1970 Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
  • 1971 Brad Hogg, cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996)
  • 1971 Carlos Rogers, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971 Lance Bade, US double trap (Olympics-bronze-1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Mana Endo, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan