On This Day

Famous Birthdays on February 28 (Part 2)

  • 1964 Rihards Dubra, Latvian composer, primarily of sacred choral works, born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • 1965 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
  • 1965 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1965 Markus Stenz, German conductor (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, 2012-19), born in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, West Germany
  • 1966 Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1966 Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
  • 1966 Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • 1966 Edward Shearmur, British film score composer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Charlie's Angels), born in London, England
  • 1967 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 Marcus Lillington, British pop guitarist and keyboard player (Breathe - "Hands to Heaven"), born in Bideford, Devon, England
  • 1967 Colin Cooper, English soccer defender (2 caps; Middlesborough, Nottingham Forest), born in Durham, England
  • 1968 J T Snow, American baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1968 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1969 Elisa Fiorillo, American pop and jazz singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)
  • 1969 Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
  • 1969 Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • 1969 Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner
  • 1969 Pat Monahan, American rock singer, songwriter, and musician (Train - "Drops Of Jupiter"; Hey, Soul Sister"), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1970 Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket
  • 1971 Tristan Louis, American writer
  • 1971 Junya Nakano, Japanese video game composer (Threads Of Fate; Final Fantasy X) born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1971 Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor
  • 1971 Nigel Godrich, British record producer, recording engineer, and musician (Radiohead; Thom Yorke; Atoms for Peace), born in Westminster, London
  • 1972 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1972 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Rory Cochrane, American actor
  • 1973 Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)

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1973 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario

  • 1973 Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1973 Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
  • 1974 Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Michael Manasseri, actor (License to Drive)
  • 1974 Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
  • 1975 Azhar Mahmood, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (21 Tests, 900 runs @ 30.00, 3 x 100s, 39 wickets), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 1975 Mike Rucker, American football player
  • 1976 Ali Larter, American actress and model
  • 1976 Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor
  • 1977 Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Kings)
  • 1977 Debbie Koegel, dance skater (with partner Oleg Fediukov), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Jason Aldean [Williams], American country singer ("Dirt Road Anthem"), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1977 Kehinde Wiley, American painter (portrait of Barack Obama), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Louise Woodward, English nanny who killed eight-month-old Matthew Eappen in 1997, born in Elton, Cheshire
  • 1978 Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter, born in Nantes, France
  • 1978 Benjamin Raich, Austrian alpine ski racer, born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1978 Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1978 Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1979 Sébastien Bourdais, French auto racer, (Champ Car World Series 2004-07, Le Mans 24 Hours 2016), born in Le Mans, France
  • 1979 Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1979 Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1979 Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1980 Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1980 Piotr Giza, Polish footballer, born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1980 Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer, born in Pechea, Romania
  • 1980 Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player, born in Compton, California
  • 1981 Florent Serra, French tennis player, born in Bordeaux, France
  • 1982 Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • 1984 Ben Fagan, American musician, songwriter, and reality show contestant, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1985 Fefe Dobson, Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter ("Bye Bye Boyfriend"), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1985 Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1985 Michael Fennelly [Micheál Ó Fionnalaigh], Irish hurler, born in Ballyhale, County Kilkenny
  • 1986 Alex Tanas, Canadian pop-reggae drummer (Magic! -"Rude"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1987 Kerrea Gilbert, English footballer, born in Willesden, London
  • 1988 Markéta Irglová, Czech Academy Award-winning songwriter ("Falling Slowly"), singer, and actress (Once), born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czechia
  • 1989 Zhang Liyin, Chinese K-pop and R&B singer, born in Chengdu, China
  • 1989 Remmi [Rachel Smith], American indie pop singer-songwriter, born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1991 Sarah Bolger, Irish actress, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1994 Jake Bugg [Kennedy], British blues-rock singer-songwriter, and musician, born in Nottingham, England
  • 1996 Karsten Warholm, Norwegian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles WR 45.94 2021; World C'ship gold 2017, 19), born in Ulsteinvik, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
  • 1999 Luka Dončić, Slovenian basketball guard (EuroLeague MVP 2018; NBA Rookie of the Year 2019; Dallas Mavericks), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2007 Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco, born in Rabat, Morocco