On This Day

Famous Birthdays on February 20 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 296 of 296

  • 1953 Riccardo Chailly, conductor (West Berlin Symphony), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953 Poison Ivy {Kristy Wallace], American rock guitarist (The Cramps), born in San Bernadino, California
  • 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
  • 1954 Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • 1954 Jon Brant, American rock bassist (Cheap Trick, 1981-87), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Patty Hearst Shaw, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1954 Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Russian colonel and cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25), born in Orekhovka, Crimea, USSR
  • 1955 Néstor Montelongo, Uruguayan soccer utility (36 caps; Montevideo Wanderers, Peñarol, Nacional, Racing), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2021)
  • 1956 Charles Cummins, Clintwood Va, 3rd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • 1956 Charlie Adler, American voice actor (Tiny Toon Adventures) ,born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1957 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1958 James Wilby, Burma, actor (Howards End, Maurice)
  • 1959 Bill Gullickson, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1959 Scott Brayton, American auto racer (4 x top 10 finishes Indianapolis 500; 2 x pole), born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • 1960 Kee Marcello [Kjell Hilding Löfbom], Swedish rock guitarist (Europe - Final Countdown; Easy Action), born in Ludvika, Sweden
  • 1960 Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Claudia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 4th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • 1961 Imogen Stubbs, actress (Summer Story), born in Rothbury, England
  • 1961 Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1984)
  • 1962 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1962 Joel Ellis, American glam- metal singer (Cats In Boots; Heavy Bones)
  • 1962 Ria Coyne, American comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author

Charles Barkley

1963 Charles Barkley, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 1993, 11-time All Star, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

  • 1963 Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
  • 1963 Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
  • 1963 Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
  • 1963 Darek Oleszkiewicz [formerly known as Oles], Polish jazz bassist, composer (Los Angeles Jazz Quartet), and educator, born in Wrocław, Poland
  • 1964 French Stewart, American actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1964 Jeff Maggert, American golfer (US Senior Open, Tradition 2015), born in Columbia Missouri
  • 1964 Terry Ilous, rock vocalist (XYZ, Cannibal Jacket) [or Jun 28]
  • 1964 Rodney Rowland, American actor
  • 1965 Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)
  • 1966 Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams), born in Odessa, Texas
  • 1966 Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • 1966 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
  • 1966 Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point NC, 100m/200m (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1966 Derek Lilliquist, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
  • 1967 Andrew Shue, American actor (Melrose Place)
  • 1967 Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
  • 1967 Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)

Kurt Cobain

1967 Kurt Cobain, American rock singer-songwriter (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1994)

  • 1967 Kurt Knudsen, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1967 Lili Taylor, actress (Ransom, Short Cuts)
  • 1967 Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1967 Kath Soucie, American voice actress (Rugrats, The Real Ghostbusters, Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Ted Hankey, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2000, 09), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • 1969 Vaginal Davis, American drag queen, author and performance artist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969 Jason Blum, American producer, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions (Whiplash, The Reader, Split), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Bryan Robinson, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
  • 1970 Cheyenne Brando, Papeete Tahiti, daughter of Marlon
  • 1970 Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971 Shalanda Burt, US murderess
  • 1971 Shawn McKenzie, American programmer
  • 1971 Joost can der Westhuizen, South African rugby player, born in Pretoria (d. 2017)
  • 1972 k-os [Kevin Brereton], Canadian rapper, songwriter, and musician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1974 Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)
  • 1974 Ophelie Winter, French actress
  • 1975 Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1975 Brian Littrell, American pop (Backstreet Boys), and Christian music singer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1975 Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
  • 1975 Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
  • 1976 Rohan Gavaskar, Indian cricket batsman (11 ODIs; son of Sunil Gavaskar), born in Kanpur, India
  • 1976 Ed Graham, British drummer (The Darkness, 2000-14), born in Great Yarmouth, England
  • 1976 Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1976 Fulvia di Domenico, Italian jazz and world music singer-songwriter, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1977 Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1977 Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
  • 1977 T.J. Slaughter, American football player
  • 1977 Amal Hijazi, Lebanese pop singer (Zaman), born in Kfarfila, Lebanon
  • 1978 Lauren Ambrose, American actress
  • 1978 Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
  • 1978 Jay Hernandez, American actor
  • 1978 Julia Jentsch, German actress
  • 1978 Chelsea Peretti, American comedian and actress (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Oakland, California
  • 1980 Artur Boruc, Polish footballer
  • 1980 Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer
  • 1981 Tony Hibbert, English footballer
  • 1981 Chris Thile, American folk and progressive bluegrass mandolin player, songwriter (Nickel Creek; Punch Brothers), and broadcaster (Live From Here), born in Oceanside, California
  • 1981 Adrián Lamo, American threat analyst and hacker (NYT, Yahoo!, Microsoft) who reported Chelsea Manning to the FBI, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • 1982 Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
  • 1983 Justin Verlander, American baseball player

Trevor Noah

1984 Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor and TV host (The Daily Show), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 1984 Johannes "Jo" Alisch, German classical cellist, and jazz bassist, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • 1985 Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
  • 1985 Julia Volkova, Russian pop singer (t.A.T.u. -single, "All the Things She Said"), born in Moscow

Rihanna

1988 Rihanna [Robyn Rihanna Fenty], Barbadian R&B and pop singer-songwriter ("Umbrella"; "Only Girl (In The World)"; "We Found Love"; "Diamonds"), born in Saint Michael, Barbados

  • 1989 Melanie Leishman, Canadian actress
  • 1991 Sally Rooney, Irish writer (Normal People), born in Castlebar, Ireland
  • 1994 Brigid Kosgei, Kenyan athlete (marathon world record 2019; Chicago Marathon 2018-9, London Marathon 2019), born in Kenya
  • 1996 Mabel [McVey], English pop singer-songwriter ("Finders Keepers"), born in Málaga, Spain
  • 2000 Kristóf Milák, Hungarian swimmer (Olympic gold men's 200m butterfly, silver 100m butterfly 2020; World C'ship gold 200m butterfly 2019 WR 1:50.73), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 2003 Atthaya Thitikul, Thai golfer (youngest female winner in pro event), born in Ratchaburi, Thailand
  • 2003 Olivia Rodrigo, American actress and singer-songwriter ("Driver's License"), born in Temecula, California