Famous Birthdays on this Day, February 02:

1208 - James I of Aragon (d. 1276)
1455 - King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
1494 - Bona Sforza, queen of Sigismund I of Poland (d. 1557)
1502 - Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
1506 - René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
1522 - Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
1583 - Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
1595 - Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
1600 - Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
1613 - Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
1621 - Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (d. 1679)
1649 - Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)
1650 - Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress/mistress (King Charles II)
1669 - Louis Marchand, composer
1695 - William Borlase, English naturalist (d. 1772)
1695 - François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
1711 - Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz, Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
1714 - Gottfried August Homilius, composer
1717 - Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)
1748 - Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
1773 - Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek, composer
1780 - Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
1786 - Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)
1802 - Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
1803 - Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1804 - Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
1815 - Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1817 - John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
1817 - Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer
1820 - Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
1827 - Abner Monroe Perrin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1827 - Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
1829 - Alfred Brehm, German zoologist (d. 1884)
1835 - Luigi Manzotti, Milano, ballet choreographer
1840 - Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
1841 - François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
1842 - Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927)
1844 - Leander Schlegel, composer
1847 - Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer
1849 - Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)
1850 - Carel V Gerritsen, Dutch free thinker
1851 - José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
1852 - Teunis Stoel, actor/director (Small Theater, Rotterdam)
1856 - Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer
1857 - Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
1859 - Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
1860 - Curtis Guild, Jr., 43rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
1861 - Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
1861 - Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22)
1861 - Solomon R Guggenheim, philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC)
1873 - Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
1873 - Johan P earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
1873 - Leopold Fall, Austria, operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
1875 - Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)
1875 - Fritz Kreisler, Vienna Austria, violinist/composer
1878 - Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
1878 - Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
1881 - Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)
1882 - James Joyce, Ire, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
1882 - James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
1883 - Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
1884 - Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
1884 - S Z Sakall, Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca)
1885 - Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
1886 - Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
1887 - Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
1888 - Candelario Huizar, composer
1888 - Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)
1888 - Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (d. 1969)
1890 - Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
1891 - Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
1891 - Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
1893 - Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1974)
1893 - Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (d. 1970)
1895 - George S Halas, [Papa Bear], end/coach (Bears), co-founder NFL
1896 - Jane Wilde, writer
1896 - Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
1897 - Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
1897 - Aimé Avignon, France's former oldest living man (d. 2007)
1898 - Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
1899 - Benny Rubin, Boston Mass, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show)
1900 - Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
1900 - Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
1901 - Connie Gilchrist, Bkln NY, actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)
1901 - Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
1902 - Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)
1902 - Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)
1903 - Frank McGrath, Mound City Mo, actor (Wagon Train)
1904 - Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
1904 - Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
1905 - Ayn Rand, writer (Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead)
1905 - Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer
1905 - Ayn Rand, Russian-born author and philosopher (d. 1982)
1907 - Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
1908 - Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)
1908 - Cal Tinney, Okla, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
1908 - Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, Calif, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)/actor
1908 - Pavel Sivic, composer
1908 - Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer
1908 - Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher (d. 1976)
1909 - Franc Albertson, Fergus Falls MN, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams)
1910 - Charlotte Auerbach, computer Pioneer/Mathematician
1910 - Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
1911 - Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
1911 - Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish tenor
1912 - Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
1912 - Burton Lane, composer
1912 - Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox)
1912 - Millvina Dean, last living survivour of the RMS Titanic.
1913 - Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
1914 - Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
1915 - Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
1915 - Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
1915 - Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
1916 - Xuân Di?u, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
1918 - Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
1919 - Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
1919 - Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
1920 - An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
1923 - Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
1923 - Bonita Granville, NYC, actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger)
1923 - James Dickey, Atlanta, poet/actor (Deliverance)
1923 - Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, Tx, journlist/author (WNBC, NY Daily News)
1923 - Peter Fowler, physicist
1923 - Liz Smith, American gossip columnist
1924 - Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
1924 - Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
1925 - David Abell Wood, priest
1925 - Michel Paul Philippot, composer
1926 - Elaine Stritch, Detroit Mich, actress (My Sister Eileen, Company)
1926 - Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
1926 - Nydia M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)
1926 - Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
1926 - Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
1927 - Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
1927 - Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
1927 - Richard Vance Maxfield, composer
1927 - Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey)
1928 - Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
1928 - Howard Caine, Nashville Tn, actor (Californians)
1928 - Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
1929 - Reiner Bredemeyer, composer
1931 - Andreas "Andries" van Agt, Dutch premier (CDA, 1977-82)
1931 - Dries van Agt, Dutch politician
1931 - Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
1931 - Judith Viorst, American author
1932 - Robert Mandan, Clever Mo, actor (Chester-Soap, James-3's a Crowd)
1933 - Than Shwe, ruler of Myanmar
1933 - Tony Jay, English actor (d. 2006)
1934 - [Clyde] Skip Batten, LA Calif, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
1936 - Duane Jones, American actor
1937 - Martina Arroyo, NYC, opera soprano (NY Met)
1937 - Tom Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial)
1937 - Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
1937 - Remak Ramsay, American actor
1939 - Rachel English, London, author (My 1st 500)
1939 - Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist, father of electronics in Iran (d. 2000)
1940 - Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
1940 - Martina Arroyo, NYC, soprano
1940 - Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
1940 - David Jason, English actor
1940 - Wayne Fontes, American football coach
1941 - Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
1942 - Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
1942 - Bo Hopkins, Greenville SC, actor (Dynasty, Doc Elliot, Rockford Files)
1942 - Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
1943 - Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
1944 - Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
1944 - Katherine Crawford, LA Calif, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings)
1944 - Ursula Oppens, NYC, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC)
1944 - Karen Foss, American broadcaster
1944 - Geoffrey Hughes, British actor
1945 - Ronnie Goodson, rocker
1946 - Farrah Fawcett, Texas, actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed)
1946 - Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
1946 - Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
1947 - Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
1947 - Derek Shulman, rocker
1947 - Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
1948 - Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
1948 - Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
1948 - Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
1949 - Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
1949 - Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey-Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
1949 - Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
1949 - Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1949 - Brent Spiner, American actor
1949 - Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
1950 - Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
1950 - Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
1951 - Alphonso Johnson, jazz bassist
1951 - Kim Zimmer, Mich, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live)
1952 - Simon MacCorkindale, Cambridge Engl, actor (Jaws 3, MacBeth) [or 2/12]
1952 - Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler
1953 - James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
1953 - Penny Pulz, LPGA golfer
1953 - Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter.
1954 - Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)
1954 - Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
1954 - Ina Garten, American author and TV personality
1954 - Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
1955 - Brent Spiner, Houston TX, actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation)
1955 - Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
1957 - Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
1957 - Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwukee WI, playmate (Feb, 1980)
1958 - Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
1958 - Holly Hunter, Conyers Ga, actress (Broadcast News, Once Around)
1960 - Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)
1960 - Lee Chill, Cleveland Ohio, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr)
1961 - Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
1961 - Lauren Lane, American actress
1962 - Ben Testerman, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star
1962 - Michael T Weiss, Chicago, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives)
1962 - Andy Fordham, English darts player
1962 - Paul Kilgus, baseball player
1963 - Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
1963 - Stephen McGann, Liverpool England, actor (Catherine the Great)
1963 - Eva Cassidy, American singer (d. 1996)
1963 - Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
1965 - Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (SD Chargers, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1965 - Carl Airey, English footballer
1965 - Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
1966 - Andrei Chesnokov, Russia, tennis star
1966 - Bob Alan Estes, Graham TX, PGA golfer (1994 Texas Open)
1966 - Tony Plourde, Chibougamau Quebec, sabre (Olympics-96)
1966 - Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
1966 - D. C. Douglas, American actor and director
1967 - Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
1967 - Laurent Nkunda, Congolese general
1968 - Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class yachter (Olympics-96)
1968 - Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1968 - Scott Erickson, Long Beach CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Balt Orioles)
1968 - Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1968 - Steve Henson, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
1968 - Ventson Donelson, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 - Simon Wickham-Smith, composer and Mongolist
1969 - Ijaz Ahmed Jr, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1995)
1969 - Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
1969 - Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1969 - Valeri Karpin, Russian footballer
1969 - Tim Sherwood, English footballer
1970 - Chris Luneburg, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
1970 - Diego Martos, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1970 - Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
1970 - Ivan Vukov, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1970 - Nikolaos Michopoulos, Greek footballer
1970 - Roar Strand, Norwegian footballer
1970 - C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
1971 - Ken Dilger, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 - Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
1972 - Charlie Williams, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
1972 - Ivan Droppa, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, NHL defenseman (Chicago)
1972 - Lance Brown, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
1972 - Dana International, Israeli singer
1972 - Tego Calderón , nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
1973 - Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1973 - Jose White, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Minn Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 - Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1973 - Radka Bobkova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth)
1973 - Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
1973 - Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 - David Buck, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1974 - J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)
1974 - Jeff Cassar, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-gold-96)
1975 - Macey Brooks, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1975 - Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1975 - Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer
1975 - Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer
1976 - Steven Dewick, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 - James Hickman, British swimmer
1976 - Lori Beth Denberg, American actress
1977 - Shakira, pop singer (2002 UK No.2 single 'Whenever Wherever')
1977 - Libor Sionko, Czech football player
1977 - Heather Martin, American gospel singer
1978 - Annabel Ellwood, Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC)
1978 - Eden Espinosa, American singer and stage actress
1978 - Barry Ferguson, Scotish football player
1979 - Brandee Dawn McCoskey, Miss Alaska Teen USA (1996)
1979 - Lindsay Langston, Modesto Calif, archer (Olympics-1996)
1979 - Petra Cada, Prague Czech, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics-96)
1979 - Fani Halkia, Greek hurdler
1979 - Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter
1979 - Shamita Shetty, Indian actress
1980 - Teddy Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
1980 - Gucci Mane, African-American rapper
1980 - Oleguer Presas, Spanish football player
1981 - Jason Kapono, American basketball player
1982 - Brandy Talore, American pornographic actress
1982 - Han Ga In, South Korean model/actress
1982 - Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
1982 - Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
1983 - Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
1983 - Alex Westaway, British musician
1983 - Will South, Thirteen Senses frontman
1983 - Jordin Tootoo, Canadian hockey player
1987 - Gerard Piqué, Spanish football player
1987 - Martin Spanjers, American actor
1992 - Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd
1992 - Danielle White, American singer
2338 - Data, android character on Star Trek Next Generation
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