Famous Birthdays on 8th February

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  • 412 St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 1191 Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)
  • 1291 Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)
  • 1487 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
  • 1552 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • 1577 Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)
  • 1586 Jacob Praetorius, composer
  • 1612 Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)
  • 1649 Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
  • 1685 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)
  • 1708 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer
  • 1720 Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
  • 1741 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer
  • 1764 Joseph Leopold von Eybler, Austrian composer
  • 1789 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer
  • 1792 Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
  • 1795 Friedlieb F Runge, German chemist (Chinoline)
  • 1795 Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer
  • 1804 Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)
  • 1807 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman
  • 1807 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
  • 1810 Norbert Burgmuller, composer
  • 1811 Edwin Denison Morgan, Sect of War (Confederacy), (d. 1883)
  • 1813 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist
  • 1817 Richard Stoddert Ewell, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • 1818 Austin Blair, Gov/MC (Union), (d. 1894)
  • 1819 John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)

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1820 William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1891)

  • 1822 Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)
  • 1824 Barnard Elliot Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • 1828 Antonio Cagnoni, composer

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1828 Jules Verne, writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1847 Hugh Price Hughes, English social reformer (d. 1902)
  • 1851 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • 1852 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]
  • 1859 John H Been, town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop)
  • 1876 Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter
  • 1878 Martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)
  • 1880 Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)
  • 1882 George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist)
  • 1882 Thomas Selfridge, First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
  • 1883 Joseph A Schumpeter, Austria/US economist/minister of finance
  • 1884 Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (d. 1953)
  • 1886 Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1888 Edith Evans, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/music critic
  • 1890 Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism
  • 1891 Edgar Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • 1892 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt)
  • 1893 Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)

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1894 Billy Bishop [William Bishop], Owen Sound, Ontario, Canadian First World War flying ace

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 1894 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher
  • 1895 King Vidor, director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas)
  • 1896 Orville Caldwell, Ca, actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning)
  • 1900 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer
  • 1900 John Cameron, judge
  • 1900 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Poland, women's world champion archer
  • 1902 Lyle Talbot, [Lysle Hollywood], actor (Glen or Glenda), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1902 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • 1903 Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), born in Alor Star, Kedah (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
  • 1905 Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • 1906 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • 1906 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)
  • 1906 Henry Roth, Austria-Hungary/US writer (Call it Sleep)
  • 1907 Ray Middleton, American actor, born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Grigor Eghiazaryan, composer
  • 1908 Leslie Kenneth O'Brien, Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, missionary
  • 1908 Myron McCormick, Albany, actor (Hustler, Jolson Sings Again)
  • 1909 Henry Roth, writer
  • 1911 Anne Aitken, [nee Hopkins], co-found (Diamond Sangha), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911 Elizabeth Bishop, US poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956)
  • 1911 Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer
  • 1912 Simon Jurovsky, composer
  • 1913 Betty Field, actress (Kings Row, Bus Stop), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1913 John Grandy, Brits RAF-marshal
  • 1914 Bert Haas, baseball player
  • 1914 Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music)
  • 1915 Lambros Georges Guetary Worloou, singer
  • 1918 John Intoxication, resistance fighter
  • 1918 Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1918 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Buddy Morrow, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • 1920 Buddy Blattner, baseball player

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1920 Lana Turner, Wallace Idaho, actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • 1921 Hoot Evers, baseball player
  • 1922 Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster
  • 1922 Audrey Meadows, American actress (The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show)
  • 1923 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner
  • 1924 Joe Black, baseball player
  • 1925 Alvin Brehm, composer

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1925 Jack Lemmon, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1925 Raimondo d'Inzeo, It, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 silver/3 bronze-1948-76)
  • 1926 Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1927 John T Myers, (Rep-R-IN, 1967- )
  • 1927 Stanley Baker, Ferndale Wales, actor (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu)
  • 1927 Zdenek Zouhar, composer
  • 1928 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer
  • 1928 Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Alejandro Rey, Buenos Aires, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun)
  • 1930 Arlan Stangeland, (Rep-R-MN, 1977-1991), (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Catherine Hardy, Carollton Ga, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1930 Manuel Castillo, composer
  • 1930 James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)

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1931 James Dean, Marion IN, stage/film actor (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause)

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • 1932 Jan H Christiaanse, president Dutch political party (CDA)
  • 1932 John Towner Williams, Flushing NY, composer/conductor (Boston Pops)
  • 1933 Elly Ameling, Rotterdam Holland, soprano (Ilya-Idomeneo)
  • 1934 Galina Bystrova, USSR, pentathelete (1957, 58)
  • 1935 Vincent Weir 3rd baron Inverforth, Scottish shipping magnate
  • 1936 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1936 Larry Verne, singer (Custer)
  • 1936 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
  • 1937 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)
  • 1937 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • 1938 Ray Sharpe, singer
  • 1939 Gerrit Lakmaaker, sculptor/painter (Leidsepleingroep)
  • 1939 José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • 1940 Averil Cameron, British(?) historian
  • 1940 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer
  • 1940 Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
  • 1941 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1941 Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
  • 1942 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1942 Robert Klein, comedian/actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942 Terry Melcher, Rip Chords, Doris Day's son
  • 1943 Bob Oliver, baseball player
  • 1943 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
  • 1943 Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
  • 1943 Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University
  • 1944 Bunky Henry, golfer
  • 1944 Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian documentary photographer
  • 1946 "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra, rocker (Canned Heat-Hot Money), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Paul Wheatbread, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
  • 1947 Sam Gannon, cricketer (Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests v India 1977-78)
  • 1948 Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)
  • 1948 Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1949 Brooke Adams, actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Julia Barr, Ft Wayne Ind, actress (Brooke-All My Children)
  • 1949 Scott Allen, USA, skater (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • 1950 Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon, Cuba, cosmonaut
  • 1950 Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1950 Ted Turner, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
  • 1950 Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
  • 1951 Camille LaPierre, NHLer
  • 1951 Z'EV, American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
  • 1952 Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer (Dike)
  • 1952 Nancy Lord, Libertarian VP candidate (1992)
  • 1953 Mary Steenburgen, Newport Ark, actress (Parenthood, Time After Time)
  • 1953 Roger Clavet, Québécois politician
  • 1955 Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1955 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary)

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1955 John Grisham, writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief)

Writer John Grisham
Writer
John Grisham
  • 1955 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1956 Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
  • 1958 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • 1959 Heinz Gunthardt, Switzerland, tennis star
  • 1959 Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1959 Pamela Jean Bryant,playmate (April, 1978), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1959 Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician (President of Argentina 2015-), born in Tandil, Buenos Aires
  • 1960 Alex Scott, British horse trainer

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1960 Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), Sarnia Ontario

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1960 Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Sammy Llanas, rocker (Bodeans)
  • 1961 Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1961 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • 1963 Mohammad Azharuddin, cricketer (elegant Indian batsman 1984-)
  • 1963 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963 Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
  • 1964 Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964 Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
  • 1965 Carmen Savy, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Brisbane & District)
  • 1965 Jim Thornton, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1965 Lee Knight, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1965 Mathilda May, Paris France, actress (Lifeforce)
  • 1965 Rod Bernstine, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • 1965 Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders)
  • 1966 Kirk Muller, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1966 Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1967 Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing (Wash Caps)
  • 1968 Gary Coleman, Zion, llinois, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes)
  • 1968 Joy Fawcett, Inglewood California, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Ron Goetz, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1968 Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
  • 1969 Herb Hohenberger, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1969 Mary McCormack, actress, (Murder One, Private Parts)
  • 1969 Shiva Rose, American actress
  • 1970 Alonzo Mourning, NBA center (Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970 Cameron Cuffy, cricketer (St Vincent & WI fast bowler 1994-)
  • 1970 John Filan, Australian footballer
  • 1971 Heidi Mark, Columbus OH, playmate (Jul, 1995)
  • 1972 Adrian Rollins, cricketer (Derbyshire batsman, bro of Robert of Essex)
  • 1972 Marcus Pollard, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 Andreas Gliatis, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1973 Dave Dopek, Bolingbrook Illinois, 200m runner
  • 1973 Eric Kresser, quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Michelle Brogan, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1973 Tom King, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-96)