Famous Birthdays on February 20

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 295

  • 1494 Johan Friis, Danish statesman (Chancellor of Denmark, helped establish Lutheranism), born in Lundbygaard, Sweden (d. 1570)
  • 1523 Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist and bishop (Bohemian brothers, translated New Testament into Czech), born in Přerov, Moravia (d. 1571)
  • 1632 Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English statesman (Prime Minister 1690-94, under Charles II, helped bring William and Mary to the throne) (d. 1712)
  • 1633 Jan de Baen, portrait painter and etcher, born in Haarlem, Dutch Republic (d. 1702)
  • 1734 Franz Ignaz Beck, German violinist, composer, conductor and music teacher, born in Mannheim, Electorate of the Palatinate (d. 1809)
  • 1745 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1745 Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist, composer, conductor, and musical promoter (Hadyn), baptized in Bonn, Germany (d. 1815)
  • 1751 Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)
  • 1752 Charles Broche, French organist and composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1803)
  • 1753 Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
  • 1757 John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
  • 1763 Adalbert Gyrowetz [Vojtěch Jírovec], Bohemian composer (Robert oder die Prüfung), born in České Budějovice, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1850) [1]
  • 1779 Augustus Callcott, English landscape painter, born in Kensington Gravel Pits, England (d. 1844)
  • 1784 Adam Black, Scottish politician and publisher (A & C Black), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1874)
  • 1791 Carl Czerny, Czech-Austrian pianist, composer (Schule der Virtuosen), student of Ludwig van Beethoven, and teacher of Franz Liszt, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1857)
  • 1792 Eliza Courtney, English illegitimate daughter of Charles Grey and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, born in Aix-en-Provence (d. 1859)
  • 1794 William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
  • 1796 Eduard van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military officer and liberal politician (d. 1860)
  • 1802 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1870)
  • 1803 Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Brugg, Switzerland (d. 1836)

Angelina GrimkéAngelina Grimké (1805-1879)

American abolitionist, women's rights activist and suffragette (An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South), born in Charleston, South Carolina

  • 1809 Albertus Jacobus Duymaer van Twist, Dutch Governor-General of Dutch East Indies (1851-56), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1887)
  • 1809 Henry Walton Wessells, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lietchfield, Connecticut (d. 1889)
  • 1819 Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
  • 1820 Mahlon Dickerson Manson, American druggist politician and General (Union Army), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • 1827 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, American politician, lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Unadilla, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1835 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist, born in Pisa (d. 1914)
  • 1838 James Barbour Terrill, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1839 Benjamin Waugh, English clergyman and social reformer who founded the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, born in Settle, North Yorkshire, England (d. 1908)
  • 1844 Joshua Slocum, Canadian-American seaman and adventurer, born in Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia (d. 1909)
  • 1844 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • 1848 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
  • 1850 Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)
  • 1852 Nikolai Garin-Michailovski], Russian railroad engineer (Trans-Siberian railway) and author (Tjoma Kartashov), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1906) [OS=2/08]
  • 1854 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1912)
  • 1866 Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
  • 1867 Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
  • 1870 Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Dutch poet, classicist, and mystic (Voices, Carmina), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • 1874 Mary Garden, Scottish-American operatic soprano, 1900-34, and M-G-M talent scout, born in Aberdeen Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1876 Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, born in Kharkiv Drapeau, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1880 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1881 Pedro Muñoz Seca, Spanish comic playwright (Don Mendo's Revenge), born in Cadiz, Spain (d. 1936)
  • 1883 Shiga Naoya, Japanese novelist (Road Through Dark Night), born in Ishinomaki, Japan (d. 1971)
  • 1886 Bela Kun, Hungarian Communist revolutionary (de facto head of Hungarian Soviet Republic 1919), born in Lele, Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1887 David McKinley Williams, Welsh-American church musician and composer, born in Carnarvonshire, Wales (d. 1978)
  • 1887 Hesketh Pearson, English biographer and playwright (Writ for Libel), born in Hawford, England (d. 1964)

Vincent MasseyVincent Massey (1887-1967)

Canadian diplomat and 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 1888 Georges Bernanos, French novelist (Diary of a Country Priest), born in Paris, France (d. 1948)
  • 1888 Marie Rambert, Polish English ballet director, teacher and dancer (Ballet Rambert), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1982
  • 1888 Vasyl Barvinsky, Ukrainian pianist, composer, conductor, musicologist ("Béla Bartók in Lviv"), and teacher (Lysenko Higher Institute of Music, 1915-48), born in Ternopil, Russian Empire (now Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • 1889 Levko Revutsky, Ukrainian composer, music editor and pedagogue, born in Irzhavets, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1977)
  • 1890 Sam Rice, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1924; AL stolen base leader 1920; Washington Senators 1915-33), born in Morocco, Indiana (d. 1974)
  • 1891 Ivan Harold Browning, American stage and screen actor and singer (Shuffle Along - "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), born in Brenham, Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
  • 1893 Russel Crouse, American Broadway playwright and journalist (Life with Father), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Jimmy Yancey, American boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951) [birth year disputed - documentation ranges from 1894-1903]
  • 1896 Henri de Lubac, French Jesuit cardinal and theologist ("new theology” movement that influenced Second Vatican Council), born in Cambrai, France (d. 1991)
  • 1897 Ivan Albright, American painter (Door, Window), born in North Harvey, Illinois (d. 1983)
  • 1899 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), born in Roslyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1899 Leon Woizikowsky, Polish dancer (Ballets Russes, 1916-29), ballet master and teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Antonio Veretti, Italian orchestral, theater, and film composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Graham Spry, Canadian radio pioneer, born in St Thomas, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1901 Cecil Harmsworth King, Irish-British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror), born in Totteridge, England (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Fred Robinson, American jazz trombonist (Louis Armstong's Hot Five; Fats Waller; Cab Calloway), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • 1901 Henry Eyring, Mexican-American chemist (chemical reaction rates), born in Colonia Juárez, Mexico (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Louis Kahn, Estonian-born American architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory), born in Osel, Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Mohamed Naguib, Egyptian general and revolutionary (one of the leaders of Egyptian Revolution, 1st President of Egypt 1952-54), born in Khartoum, Sudan (d. 1984)
  • 1901 René Dubos, French-American microbiologist and author (1969 Pulitzer Prize, made famous "Think globally, act locally"), born in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France (d. 1982)

Ansel AdamsAnsel Adams (1902-1984)

American landscape photographer and environmentalist (Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1903 Ella Maillart, Swiss travel writer, and sportsperson (Forbidden Journey), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Karel Janeček, Czech composer, born in Czestochowa (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, born in Heer Agimont, Namur, Belgium (d. 1966)

Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin (1904-1980)

Soviet statesman and Premier of the Soviet Union (1964-80), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire

  • 1904 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • 1904 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (My Golden Road from Samarkand), born in Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks; Dennis The Menace; The Lucy Show; Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Jack Jackson, British trumpeter, dance band bandleader, and influential BBC disc jockey, born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Nadine Conner [Henderson], American operatic soprano (Carmen; The Magic Flute - "Pamina"), born in Compton, California (d. 2003)
  • 1908 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, Russian test pilot (world speed record in BI-1 rocket plane, but killed in its crash), born in Brinkovskya, Russia (d. 1943)
  • 1908 Leon Lontoc, Filipino-American character actor (The Ugly American; Burke's Law - "Henry"), born in Manilla, Philippines (d. 1974)
  • 1908 Rosalind Laura Burke, British aviator (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Seymour Österwall, Swedish jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Oscar Alemán, Argentine jazz and swing guitarist, and singer ("Rosa Madreselva"), born in Machagai, Chaco, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • 1910 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter and collage maker, born in Dorking, England (d. 1988)
  • 1911 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Paul Tripp, American TV host (Mr I Magination), songwriter (Tubby the Tuba), and children's book writer (Rabbi Santa Claus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Robert McBride, American composer (Mexican Rhapsody), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Rex Tucker, British TV writer and director (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Tommy Henrich, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1942, 1947–50; World Series 1938, 41, 47, 49, 51; NY Yankees), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1914 John Charles Daly, American, newscaster and TV game show host (What's My Line), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Chick Harbert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1954), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1987)
  • 1916 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), born in Čepolė, Lithuania (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Frederick Page, English aircraft designer and executive (CEO British Aerospace Aircraft Group), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Phil Moore, American jazz pianist, arranger, and bandleader, born in Portland Oregon (d. 1987) [1]
  • 1918 Leonore Annenberg, American diplomat and philanthropist (Chief of protocol for Ronald Reagan), born in New York City (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • 1920 Frankie Gustine, American Major baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 47, 48; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hoopeston, Illinois (d. 1991)

Joseph A. WalkerJoseph A. Walker (1921-1966)

American experimental physicist, World War II and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outer space), born in Washington, Pennsylvania

  • 1921 Mervin Shiner, American honky-tonk country and hillbilly singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1921 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
  • 1924 Gloria Vanderbilt, American fashion designer, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1925 Alex La Guma, South African novelist (A Walk in the Night), and anti-apartheid activist (1956 Treason Trial), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1985)
  • 1925 Frank Isola, American jazz drummer (Stan Getz; Gerry Mulligan; Mose Allison), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader (ÖTV (Öffentliche Dienste, Transport und Verkehr - Public service, transport and traffic) president, 1964-82), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 2005)

Robert AltmanRobert Altman (1925-2006)

American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player; M*A*S*H; Nashville), born in Kansas City, Missouri

  • 1926 Bob Richards, American athlete (Olympic gold pole vault 1952, 56; bronze 1948), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2023)
  • 1926 Bobby Jaspar, Belgian jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • 1926 Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
  • 1926 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress (Cats; The Phantom of the Opera), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2018)
  • 1926 Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v South Africa 1953)
  • 1926 Kenneth H Olsen, American electrical engineer, and co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier (1927-2022)

Bahamian-American actor, first black actor to win Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963; To Sir With Love"; "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), director (Stir Crazy), civil rights advocate, and diplomat, born in Miami, Florida [1]

  • 1928 Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
  • 1928 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1929 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer (Sphenogramme), born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Kevin Meates, New Zealand rugby union flanker (2 Tests; Canterbury), born in Greymouth, New Zealand (d. 2022)
  • 1930 Willie Cunningham, Irish soccer defender (30 caps Northern Ireland; St Mirren, Leicester City, Dunfermline) and manager (Dunfermline, Falkirk, St Mirren), born in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Charles Kynard, American soul, jazz, and funk Hammond B-3 organ player ("Reelin' With The Feelin'"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1933 Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1933 Jan Henrik Kayser, Norwegian concert pianist (Grieg Prize, 1978), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 2016)

Bobby UnserBobby Unser (1934-2021)

American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1968, 1975, 1981; USAC C'ship 1968, 1974), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • 1934 Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton
  • 1935 Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Larry Hovis, American actor (Hogan's Heroes - "Sgt. Carter"; Gomer Pyle), born in Wapito, Washington (d. 2003)
  • 1936 Marj Dusay [Marjorie Mahoney], American actress (Guiding Light - "Alexandra"; Bret Maverick - "Kate"), born in Russell, Kansas (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Mirjana Lewis (née Vrbanic), Croat-American classical pianist and harpsichord player, born in Zagreb, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Croatia) (d. 2010)
  • 1936 Tony Brown, Australian rugby league five-eighth (10 Tests; Newtown RLFC, Penrith RLFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2022)
  • 1937 David Ackles, American singer-songwriter (American Gothic), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Nancy Wilson, American Grammy Award-winning R&B and jazz vocalist ("Guess Who I Saw Today"; "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"), and actress, born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1937 Robert Huber, biochemist (Nobel 1988), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1937 Roger Penske, American auto racer
  • 1938 Jack Bicknell, American football coach (Boston College, Barcelona Dragons), born in North Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1938 Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
  • 1939 (Roy George) Elroy Josephs, Jamaican-British jazz dance teacher, and actor, born in Jamaica (d. 1997)
  • 1939 Frank Arundel, English footballer
  • 1940 Barbara Ellis, American pop vocalist (Fleetwoods - "Mr. Blue"; "Come Softly To Me"), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1940 Christoph Eschenbach, German pianist and conductor (Houston Symphony, 1988-99; Philadelphia Orchestra, 2003-08: National Symphony 2010-17), born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland)
  • 1940 Jimmy Greaves, English soccer striker (57 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Chelsea, Tottenham) and journalist/broadcaster (The Sun, World of Sport, On the Ball), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • 1940 RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
  • 1940 V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • 1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Indigenous Canadian-American folk singer (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in the Piapot 75 reserve, Saskatchewan
  • 1941 Clyde Wright, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter v Oakland 1970), born in Jefferson City, Tennessee
  • 1942 Charlie Gillett, British pop-rock and world music radio presenter and writer (The Sound of the City), born in Morecambe, Lancashire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1942 Claude Miller, French film director and screenwriter (Garde a Vue; Little Thief; Wild Child), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1942 David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell (81 years old)

1942 American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama

Phil EspositoPhil Esposito (81 years old)

1942 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

  • 1943 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • 1943 Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, Japanese pro wrestler (12 x world champion; NJPW/JWA), promoter, and politician (House of Councillors, 1989-95 & 2013-19), born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1943 Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice
  • 1943 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
  • 1944 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1944 Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
  • 1945 Alan Hull, British folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Lindisfarne - "Lady Eleanor"), born in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1995)
  • 1945 Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
  • 1945 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor (Vicky Donor), born in Bhopal, India
  • 1945 Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1946 (John) J. Geils, American rock guitarist (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
  • 1946 Sandy Duncan, American stage and screen actress (Peter Pan; The Hogan Family), born in Henderson, Texas
  • 1947 Andre van Duin [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
  • 1947 Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
  • 1947 Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1947 Peter Osgood, English soccer striker (4 caps; Chelsea, Southampton), born in Clewer, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Peter Strauss, American actor (The Jericho Mile, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
  • 1947 Vladimir Kuzyutkin, Russian volleyball coach (Russia Women - World Cup gold 2010; Bulgaria Women), born in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia (d. 2022)
  • 1948 A C Fabian, astronomer
  • 1948 Barry Wordsworth, British conductor (BBC Concert Orchestra; Royal Ballet Orchestra), born in Worcester Park, Surrey, England
  • 1948 Billy Zoom [Stuart Kindell], American punk rock guitarist (X), born in Savanna, Illinois
  • 1948 John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
  • 1949 Eddie Hemmings, English cricket spin bowler (16 Tests, 43 wickets, best 6/58; 33 ODIs; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Leamington, England
  • 1949 Ivana Trump (née Zelníčková), Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovak Republic (d. 2022)
  • 1950 John Voldstad, actor (Darryl-Newhart), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1950 Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), born in Higashimurayama, Japan (d. 2020)

Walter BeckerWalter Becker (1950-2017)

American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), born in NYC, New York

  • 1951 Anthony Davis, American pianist, Pulitzer Prize winning composer (The Central Park Five; X), and professor of music (University of California), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1951 Edward Albert, American actor (Falcon Crest - "Jeff"; Butterflies are Free), born in Los Angeles, California

Gordon BrownGordon Brown (72 years old)

1951 British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10), born in Giffnock, Scotland

  • 1951 Kathy Baillie, American country vocalist (Baille Boys - "Oh Heart"), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1951 Patrice Fisher, American jazz, pop, and Celtic harpist, and teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1951 Phil Neal, English soccer defender (50 caps; Liverpool 455 games) and manager (Bolton Wanderers, Coventry City, Cardiff City), born in Irchester, England
  • 1951 Randy California [Wolfe], American guitarist (Spirit - "I Got A Line On You"; "Taurus"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • 1952 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • 1953 "Uncle" Dave Taylor, Canadian bass player (Bryan Adams, 1982-98), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1953 Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • 1953 Cindy McTee, American composer (The Twittering Machine; Einstein's Dream; Circle Music), and educator (University of North Texas, 1984-2010), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1953 Poison Ivy {Kristy Wallace], American rock guitarist (The Cramps), born in San Bernadino, California
  • 1953 Riccardo Chailly, Italian conductor (La Scala, 2017-present; Gewandhausorchester, 2005–16; Concertgebouw, 1988–2004), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1954 Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)