Famous Birthdays On This Day

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  • 1461 Dzore Drzic, Croatian poet
  • 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
  • 1756 Aaron Burr, Newark NJ, (D-R), 3rd US VP (1801-05), dueler
  • 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, Kaliningrad Russia, German Physician and Bacteriologist known for his work on the bacterial theory of infection and his discovery, with F. A. J. Löffler, of the diphtheria bacillus (Klebs-Löffler bacillus)
  • 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, composer
  • 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, pres 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 Bill Doggett, rocker
  • 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, Paris, director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451)
  • 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 Otis Williams, rocker (Charms)
  • 1936 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • 1937 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
  • 1938 Ellsworth Milburn, composer
  • 1939 Mike Farrell, St Paul Minn, actor (BJ Honeycutt-M*A*S*H, Battered)
  • 1940 Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
  • 1940 Tom Brokaw, Yankton SD, news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982- )
  • 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, Fort Worth Tx, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas)
  • 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, NFLer
  • 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, NBAer
  • 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, Louisville KY, sprint kayak Olympics-96)
  • 1958 Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96)
  • 1959 Ken Nelson, English record producer
  • 1960 Megan Gallagher, Reading PA, actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium)
  • 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 yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)
  • 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, Hiroshima Japan, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust Open)
  • 1971 Peter Tchernyshev, St Petersburg Russia, dance skater (& Naomi Lang)
  • 1971 Dana Eskelson, American actress
  • 1971 Brian Stepanek, American actor
  • 1972 David Binn, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Shawn Respert, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors)
  • 1973 Arie Obdam, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1973 Fred Miller, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Lulama Masikazana, cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province)
  • 1974 Nathan Davis, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Olaf Lindenbergh, soccer player (Ajax, De Graafschap)
  • 1975 Chad Allen, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1975 Leo Insam, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1975 Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist
  • 1975 Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer
  • 1976 Elina Zisi, Miss Greece Universe (1997)
  • 1976 Kim Zmeskal, US gymnist (Olympic-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1976 Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder
  • 1976 Colin Teo, Singaporean Grand Prix driver
  • 1977 Jason Euell, English-born footballer
  • 1979 Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer and former member of the band O-Zone
  • 1980 Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu
  • 1980 Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
  • 1980 Luke Ravenstahl, American politician
  • 1981 Calum Best, American model
  • 1981 Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
  • 1981 Ty Warren, National Football League defensive lineman
  • 1982 Alice Eve, English actress
  • 1982 Tank, Mandopop singer
  • 1983 Brodie Croyle, American football player
  • 1983 S Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
  • 1983 Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
  • 1983 Melrose Bickerstaff, American fashion model
  • 1983 Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician
  • 1984 Brandon Hammond, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, American actor (Gregory Hines Show)
  • 1984 Darren Bent, English footballer
  • 1984 Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
  • 1985 Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer
  • 1985 Joji Kato, Japanese speed skater
  • 1985 Kris Humphries, American basketball player
  • 1986 Alice Greczyn, American actress
  • 1986 Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1988 Allison Holker, American dancer
  • 1989 Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer
  • 2004 Princess Louise of Belgium