Famous Birthdays on 7th February

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  • 1102 Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)
  • 1478 Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
  • 1556 Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren
  • 1589 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
  • 1612 Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)
  • 1655 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)

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1688 Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange

Princess of Orange Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
Princess of Orange
Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
  • 1693 Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]
  • 1700 Philippe Buache, French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)
  • 1707 Carl August Thielo, composer
  • 1710 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1779)
  • 1739 Joseph Pouteau, composer
  • 1740 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
  • 1753 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle/Thirsa)
  • 1758 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer
  • 1801 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist

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1804 John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere
  • 1809 Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)

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1812 Charles Dickens, English novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1870)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1814 Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry
  • 1817 Leroy Pope Walker, US lawyer/Confederate minister of War (1861)
  • 1822 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • 1823 Richard Genee, composer
  • 1824 William Higgins, discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • 1825 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer
  • 1833 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • 1834 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)
  • 1837 James Augustus Henry Murray, Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary
  • 1839 Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)
  • 1842 Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
  • 1847 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
  • 1862 Bernard Maybeck, US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, SF)
  • 1863 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer
  • 1864 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • 1864 Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer
  • 1866 Raf[ael] Verhulst, [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
  • 1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisc, kid book author (Little House on Prarie)
  • 1869 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
  • 1870 Alfred Adler, Austria, psychiatrist (Inferiority Complex)
  • 1871 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer
  • 1872 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek lawyer/diplomat/foreign minister
  • 1875 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer
  • 1875 Walter Courvoisier, composer
  • 1877 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer
  • 1877 Godfrey H Hardy, England, number theorist
  • 1877 Julius Curtius, German minister of Foreign affairs (1929-..)
  • 1878 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer
  • 1883 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist
  • 1885 Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)
  • 1887 Eubie Blake, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1889 Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)
  • 1891 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer
  • 1891 Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1896 Harold Hoffman, South Amboy NJ, (Gov-NJ)
  • 1896 Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)
  • 1897 Quincy Porter, composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1898 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
  • 1901 Bob den Doolaard, [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • 1902 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • 1904 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • 1905 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • 1906 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • 1906 Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Arthur George Bottomley, politician
  • 1907 Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
  • 1909 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]
  • 1909 Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)
  • 1912 Derek Farr, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England
  • 1912 Jane Ross, actress (Audrey-Phyllis, Coed Fever), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1912 Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist {d. 1981}
  • 1914 David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • 1914 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • 1914 Ralph Whitlock, writer
  • 1915 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • 1920 Oscar Brand, Winnipeg Canada, folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh)
  • 1921 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • 1921 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk
  • 1922 Hattie Jacques, Kent England, actress (Carry on films) (d. 1980)
  • 1923 George H H Lascelles, English earl of Harewood/leader (Covent Garden)
  • 1923 Keefe Brasselle, Elyria Ohio, actor (Be Our Guest)
  • 1923 Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Cathy Long, (Rep-D-LA, 1985-86)
  • 1924 Dora Bryan, [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • 1925 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright , born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, born in Linz (d. 1986)
  • 1925 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • 1925 Romolo Valli, actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia)
  • 1926 Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • 1927 John Buller, composer
  • 1927 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • 1928 Al "Fuzzy" Smith, baseball player
  • 1932 Alfred M Worden, Jackson Michigan, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
  • 1932 Gay Talese, author (Honor Thy Father)
  • 1933 John Anderton, English footballer
  • 1934 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US vocalist (Memphis Soul Stew)
  • 1934 Piet Bukman, Dutch minister for Development Aid (CDA)
  • 1934 Eddie Fenech Adami, President of Malta
  • 1935 Herb Kohl, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • 1938 Juan Pizarro, baseball player
  • 1938 Robert Frank Baksa, composer
  • 1938 S. Ramachandran Pillai, Indian communist leader
  • 1940 Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
  • 1941 Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
  • 1942 Ton [ACHM] de Kok, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1943 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Berend baron van Voorst tot Voorst, Dutch foreign state sect (CDA)
  • 1944 Berry [AH] Esselink, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1944 Michael A Andrews, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • 1945 Gerald Davies, British rugby player
  • 1945 Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
  • 1945 Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
  • 1946 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1946 Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
  • 1946 Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Joe Shea, American journalist
  • 1948 Jimmy Greenspoon, LA Cal, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
  • 1949 Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
  • 1949 Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
  • 1949 Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • 1950 Burt Hooton, baseball player
  • 1950 Marilyn Cochran, Burlington Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
  • 1951 Benny Ayala, baseball player
  • 1951 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1952 Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • 1953 Robert Brazile, NFLer
  • 1953 Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player, born in Santa Monica, California, (d. 1998)
  • 1954 Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1954 Dieter Bohlen German composer
  • 1954 Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • 1955 Charlie Puleo, baseball player
  • 1955 Rolf Benirschke, NFL place kicker/TV host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Mario Coutinho, Brazilian physician
  • 1956 Emo Philips, American comedian
  • 1956 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
  • 1957 Carney Lansford, baseball player
  • 1957 Damaso Garcia, baseball player
  • 1957 Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
  • 1958 Manuel Mijares, Mexico, spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)
  • 1958 Michele Drake, La Jolplaymate (May, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Matt Ridley, British science writer
  • 1959 Brian Travers, rock saxophonist (UB40-Red Wine)
  • 1959 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
  • 1960 James Spader, actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Steve Bronski, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)

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1962 Garth Brooks, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1962 Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • 1962 David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • 1962 Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
  • 1963 Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, St Paul Minn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1963 Roland Lefebvre, cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
  • 1964 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, Riverside California, swimmer (Olympic-silver-84)
  • 1964 Dona L Speir, Norwalk California, playmate (March, 1984)
  • 1964 Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
  • 1965 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Kristal Parker-Gregory, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1965 Reginald Thal, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1966 Chris Rock, comedian (SNL, CB4, Boomerang)
  • 1967 Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene, long jumper (Oly-br-92, 96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1967 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player
  • 1967 Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
  • 1968 Ashely Allen, playmate (Aug, 1992), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1968 Martin Sinner, Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria)
  • 1968 Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968 Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
  • 1969 Bucky Richardson, US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
  • 1969 Fiona Robinson, Collie Western Aust, basketball player (Oly-bronze-96)
  • 1970 Chris Gardocki, NFL punter (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Denis Chasse, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 Stanley Roberts, NBA center (LA Clippers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1971 Andrew Currey, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Marvin Graves, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Aftab Habib, cricketer (Leicestershire righty batsman 1996)
  • 1972 John Slaney, St John's, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
  • 1972 Essence Atkins, American actress
  • 1972 Alex Bassi, American race car driver
  • 1972 Robyn Lively, American actress
  • 1973 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Oly-gold-96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 Juwan Howard, NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • 1973 Kristin Godridge, Traralgon Aust, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)
  • 1973 Leanne Schuster, Mesa Az, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995)
  • 1973 Sonia Paquette, St-Janvier Quebec, hurdler (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Tim Bowens, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 Ryan Phillips, linebacker (NY Giants)

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1974 Steve Nash, Johannesburg South Africa, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers)

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • 1974 Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
  • 1975 Alexandre Daigle, NHL center (Ottawa Senators), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1975 Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1975 Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
  • 1976 Hrafnhildur Hafsteinsdottir, Miss Universe-Iceland (1996)
  • 1976 Terry Battle, running back (Detroit Lions)
  • 1976 Sreto Ristić, German footballer
  • 1977 Christine Scheels, New Berlin Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1977 Hillary Wolf, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois