Famous Birthdays on this Day, February 18:

1374 - Saint Jadwiga of Poland, queen of Poland (d. 1399)
1404 - Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)
1486 - Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, bhakti yoga developer
1516 - Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)
1530 - Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)
1543 - Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
1559 - Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
1602 - Per Brahe (the younger), Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
1609 - Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)
1632 - Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer
1635 - Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)
1642 - Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)
1658 - Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
1677 - Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
1716 - Gaspard Fritz, composer
1743 - Count Alessandro Volta, Como Italy, physicist
1745 - Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, inventor (battery)
1751 - Karl Haack, composer
1770 - Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer
1771 - Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer
1775 - Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
1776 - John Parry, composer
1781 - Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary
1790 - Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician
1795 - George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist
1805 - Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
1814 - Samuel Fenton Cary, U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
1815 - Henri Leys, Flemish painter
1817 - Lewis Addison Armistead, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1817 - Walter Page Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1819 - Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer
1829 - Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1833 - James Deshler, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1836 - Ramakrishna, Hooghly Bengal, Hindu saint (preached unity of religions)
1836 - Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Indian mystic/hindu leader
1838 - Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist
1841 - Samuel Prowse Warren, composer
1844 - Willem Maris, Dutch painter (Hague School)
1846 - Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
1848 - Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
1849 - Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer/politician (Garman og Worse)
1850 - George Henschel, composer
1853 - August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
1857 - Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
1858 - Louise M A, princess of Belgium
1859 - Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)
1860 - Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
1870 - William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
1871 - Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
1875 - Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
1877 - Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann, [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water)
1880 - Eric De Lamarter, composer
1883 - Tom Walls, Kingsthorpe England, actor/producer (Undercover)
1883 - Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek author (d. 1957)
1884 - Burt Mustin, Pitts Pa, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show)
1884 - Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
1887 - Nikos Kasandsakis, writer
1888 - Gladys Cooper, England, actress (Margaret-Rogues)
1889 - Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
1890 - Adolphe Menjou, Pittsburgh, actor (Front Page, Star is Born)
1890 - Boris L Pasternak, Russian poet/writer (Dr Zhivago) [NS]
1890 - Edward Arnold, NYC, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)
1890 - Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
1891 - Chester Clute, NJ, actor (Niagra Falls)
1892 - Wendell Wilkie, presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World)
1892 - Wendell Willkie, American politician (d. 1944)
1894 - Andres Segovia, guitarist, Linares, Spain
1895 - George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
1895 - Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II)
1896 - Andre Breton, French writer (d. 1966)
1897 - Charles Kuentz, WW1 veteran, changed nationality 4 times (d.2005)
1898 - Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
1898 - K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
1898 - Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
1899 - Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
1901 - Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
1902 - Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
1903 - Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)
1906 - Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
1907 - Billy Dewolfe, Wollaston Mass, actor (Good Morning World)
1907 - Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
1909 - Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
1909 - Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
1913 - Artur Axmann, nazi youth leader
1913 - Dane Clark, Bkln, actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason)
1914 - Edward George Edwards, chemist
1914 - Pee Wee King, Milwaukee Wisc, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song)
1915 - Marcel Landowsky, composer
1915 - Phyllis Calvert, British actress (d. 2002)
1916 - Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
1916 - Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
1917 - Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
1918 - Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
1920 - Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
1920 - Jack Palance, [Walter Palanuik], Lattimer Pa, actor (City Slickers)
1920 - Eric Gairy, Grenadan politician (d. 1997)
1921 - Barbara Hale, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
1922 - Eric Gairy, premier (Grenada)
1922 - Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Me, author/publisher (Cosmopolitan)
1922 - Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
1923 - Allan Melvin, KC Mo, actor (Brady Bunch, Barney-All in Family)
1924 - Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
1924 - Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
1925 - George Kennedy, NYC, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight)
1925 - Marcel Barbeau, Quebec artist
1926 - Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
1926 - Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
1927 - Fazal Mahmood, cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62)
1927 - John W Warner, (Sen-R-VA, 1979- ), married Liz Taylor
1927 - Tabe Bas, actor/opera vocalist (Leiser Wolf in Anatevka)
1927 - Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
1928 - Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
1928 - Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
1929 - Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
1929 - André Mathieu, Quebec composer (d. 1968)
1930 - Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
1930 - Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
1931 - Dieter Schonbach, composer
1931 - Johnny Hart, cartoonist
1931 - Maxwell Thurman, US General
1931 - Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
1931 - Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
1931 - Bob St. Clair, American football player
1932 - Milos Forman, Czech/US director (Cuckoos Nest, Amadeus)
1933 - Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
1933 - Elisabeth S "Elly" Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano
1933 - Mary Ure, England, model/actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way)
1933 - Yoko Ono Lennon, [Mrs John Lennon], Tokyo Japan, vocalist(?)
1933 - Yoko Ono, Japanese-born singer
1933 - Mary Ure, Scottish actress (d. 1975)
1934 - Aldo Ceccato, Milan Italy, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77)
1935 - Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
1936 - Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
1936 - Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher
1936 - Jean Auel, American writer
1937 - Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
1938 - Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
1938 - Elke Erb, writer
1938 - Manny Mota, baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1938 - István Szabó, Hungarian film director
1939 - Claude Ake, political scientist
1939 - Marlos Nobre, composer
1939 - Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer)
1939 - Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
1939 - Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
1941 - David Blue, [Cohen], Providence RI, rocker (Cupid's Arrow)
1941 - Herb Santiago, vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall)
1941 - Irma Thomas, [Lee], US vocalist (It's Raining)
1943 - Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
1945 - Judy Rankin, St Louis Mo, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1976-77)
1945 - Michael Nader, St Louis Mo, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty)
1946 - Michael Buerk, British newsreader
1946 - Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
1947 - Carlos A Lopes, Portugal, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1947 - Dennis De Young, Chicago Il, vocalist (Styx-Its Raining Again)
1947 - Eliot L Engel, (Rep-D-NY)
1947 - Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
1948 - Bruce Francis, cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972)
1948 - Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
1948 - Sinead Cusack, Ireland, actress (Waterland, Revenge)
1949 - Cybill Shepherd, Memphis Tn, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show)
1949 - Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
1950 - John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller)
1950 - Michel Gauthier, Quebec politician
1951 - Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
1952 - Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], Virginia, vocalist (Angel of the Morning)
1952 - Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
1953 - Derek Pellicci, rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way)
1953 - Nico Arzbach, rock guitarist/singer (Stampei, Dike)
1953 - Robin Bachman, Winnipeg, guitarist (BTO-You Aint Seen Nothing Yet)
1954 - John Travolta, Englewood NJ, actor (Welcome Back Kotter, Pulp Fiction)
1955 - Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
1955 - Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler
1956 - Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (d. 1997)
1957 - Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)
1957 - Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
1958 - Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-silver-1988)
1958 - Gar Samuelson, American drummer (d. 1999)
1960 - Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
1960 - Greta Scacchi, Milan Italy, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief)
1960 - Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)
1960 - Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
1961 - Alycia Moulton, Sacramento CA, tennis star
1962 - Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1962 - Julie Strain, Concord Calif, actress (Witchcraft IV)
1962 - Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1963 - John Gesek, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
1963 - Rob Andrew, English rugby player
1963 - Henry Winter, English football journalist
1964 - Kevin Tapani, Des Moines IA, pitcher (Chic White Sox, Minn Twins)
1964 - Lisa Elaine Comshaw, Akron Ohio, actress (Scanner Cop, Lukas' Child)
1964 - Matt Dillon, New Rochelle NY, actor (Flamingo Kid, Tex, Kansas)
1964 - Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
1965 - Dr Dre, [Andre Young], rap singer
1965 - Peter Martini, journalist
1965 - Dr. Dre, American rapper
1966 - Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1966 - Phillip De Freitas, cricket pace bowler (in Dominica England 1986-95)
1966 - Guy Ferland, American television director
1967 - Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1967 - Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1967 - Roberto Baggio
1967 - Tracey Edmonds, American film and television producer
1967 - Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
1968 - Molly Ringwald, Roseville Calif, actress (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink)
1969 - Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
1969 - Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
1970 - Tyler Green, US baseball pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1970 - Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
1970 - Susan Egan, American actress
1971 - George Teague, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers)
1971 - Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)
1971 - Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player
1972 - Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1972 - Marc Lillibridge, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 - Shani Lynn Nielsen, New Albany IN, Miss America (Indiana-Top 10-1997)
1973 - Claude Makélélé, French footballer
1974 - Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russia, tennis star
1974 - Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
1974 - Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician
1975 - Scott Tucker, Birmingham Ala, 400m/800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
1975 - Gary Neville, English footballer
1976 - Chanda Rubin, Lafayette LA, tennis star (1996 Australian Open doubles)
1976 - Jason Podollan, Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1976 - Volker Schenk, WLAF RB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1976 - Leilani Munter, American race car driver
1977 - Kátia, Brazilian footballer
1977 - Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter
1977 - Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete
1978 - Josip Simunic, Croatian footballer
1979 - Julia Greville, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1980 - Alison Rachel Fitch, Hamilton NZ, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1980 - Regina Spektor, Russian-born singer and songwriter
1980 - Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
1981 - Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
1981 - Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer
1981 - Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor
1981 - Alex Rios, American baseball player
1983 - Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
1983 - Juelz Santana, American rapper
1983 - Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
1984 - Buddy Nielsen, American singer (Senses Fail)
1985 - Anton Ferdinand, English footballer
1985 - Lee Boyd Malvo, American serial killer
1986 - Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer
1988 - Maiara Walsh, American actress
1988 - Shane Lyons, actor and private chef
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