Famous Birthdays on this Day, February 22:

1040 - Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
1403 - Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove out English
1403 - Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
1440 - Ladislaus V Posthumus, King of Hungary/Bohemia
1500 - Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (d. 1564)
1514 - Tahmasp I, shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)
1542 - Santino Garsi, composer
1573 - Gemignano Capilupi, composer
1599 - Anthony Van Dyck, Antwerp Belgium, painter
1612 - George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
1634 - Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten, fortress architect
1684 - William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)
1705 - Peter Arctedius, [Artedi], Swedish biologist
1714 - Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
1732 - George Washington, Virginia, 1st pres (1789-97)
1745 - Joao de Sousa Carvalho, composer
1749 - Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
1756 - Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
1761 - Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer
1761 - Jacob Kimball, composer
1764 - Alexander Campbell, composer
1770 - Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer
1772 - Joseph Lipavsky, composer
1772 - Karl Jacob Wagner, composer
1773 - Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish (court)painter
1778 - Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)
1779 - Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer
1788 - Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany, philosopher (Great Pessimist)
1796 - Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician
1796 - Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
1797 - William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)
1798 - Charles Mynn Thruston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1873
1806 - Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)
1810 - Frederic F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer [OS]
1810 - Holger Simon Paulli, composer
1814 - Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer
1817 - Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor
1817 - Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
1819 - Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer
1819 - James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist
1821 - Giovanni Bottesini, composer
1822 - Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
1824 - Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
1825 - Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1898)
1827 - James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
1828 - Robert Alexander Cameron, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1833 - Josef Foerster, composer
1834 - Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer
1836 - Eduard Wachmann, composer
1838 - Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discoverer of hydrogen in Sun
1839 - Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)
1840 - F August Bebel, German social-democrat
1842 - Carl Rosa, Hamburg Germany, founder (Rosa opera company)
1842 - Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)
1843 - Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
1844 - Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, composer
1849 - Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
1850 - Isaac L Rice, Germany, (namesake of Columbia Univ's Rice stadium)
1852 - Pieter K Pel, internist (Pel-Ebstein fever)
1857 - Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves
1857 - Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides)
1862 - Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)
1864 - Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)
1865 - Otto Modersohn, German painter
1868 - Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)
1873 - Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
1874 - Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
1877 - Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
1878 - Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)
1880 - Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
1881 - Joseph B. Ely, American politician (d. 1956)
1882 - Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
1883 - Alfred Wikenhauser, German RC exegetist (John-Apokalyps)
1883 - Jaroslav Kocian, composer
1883 - Marguerite Clark, voice (Snow White)
1884 - Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
1886 - Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
1887 - Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)
1888 - Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
1889 - Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain)
1889 - Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
1891 - "Chico" Marx, NYC, actor/comedian (Marx Brothers, Animal Crackers)
1891 - Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
1891 - Lucien Cailliet, composer
1891 - Vlas Chubar, Soviet politician (d. 1939)
1892 - David Dubinsky, labor leader (Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom)
1892 - Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)
1894 - Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer
1895 - Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
1896 - Edvin Wide, Sweden, 10K runner (Olympic-silver-1924)
1896 - Enid Markey, Dillon Colo, actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy)
1896 - Nacio Herb Brown, US composer
1896 - Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
1897 - Karol Swierczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
1898 - Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
1899 - Dwight Frye, Salina KS, actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein)
1899 - George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)
1899 - Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
1900 - Evald Aav, composer
1900 - Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)
1900 - Sean O'Faolain, [John Whelan], Ire, writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)
1900 - Seán Ó Faoláin, Irish author (d. 1991)
1901 - Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
1901 - Mildred Davis, PA, actress (Grandma's Boy)
1901 - Stefan Lorant, writer
1902 - Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
1903 - Morley Callaghan, Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
1903 - Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
1903 - Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
1904 - Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
1905 - Luis Sandi, composer
1906 - Edmund von Borck, composer
1906 - Gale Gordon, LA Calif, actor (Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy)
1907 - Robert Young, Chic Ill, actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby MD)
1907 - Sheldon Leonard, NYC, actor/director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie)
1908 - John Mills, England, actor (Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace)
1908 - Romulo Betancourt, pres of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
1909 - Roderick Barclay, diplomat
1910 - Al Sears, jazz performer
1910 - Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
1910 - Nicholas Monsarrat, Liverpool England, novelist
1911 - Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1914 - Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
1915 - Dan Seymour, Chicago Ill, actor (We the People, Sing It Again)
1915 - Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)
1917 - Harmen van Rossum, civil servant/resistance fighter (WW II)
1917 - Jack Robertson, cricketer (superb Engld batsman only played 11 Tests)
1917 - Jane Bowles, writer
1918 - Charles O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
1918 - Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, SNL)
1918 - Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
1918 - Sid Abel, NHLer (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
1918 - Sid Abel, Canadian hockey player (d. 2000)
1918 - Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
1919 - Jiri Pauer, composer
1920 - Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer
1920 - Del Wood, singer
1920 - Giulietta Masina, Italy, actress (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik)
1921 - Jean-Bedel Bokassa, dictator
1921 - Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005)
1921 - David Greene, British television director (d. 2003)
1922 - Andre Asriel, composer
1922 - Felix Werder, composer
1922 - Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
1925 - Edward Gorey, Chicago, author/artist (Curious Sofa)
1925 - Gerard Hoffnung, Berlin Germany, artist/humorist/musician
1925 - Guy Mitchell, Detroit MI, actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle)
1925 - Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
1926 - Bud Yorkin, producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy)
1926 - Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
1927 - David Ahlstrom, composer
1927 - Donald May, Chicago Ill, actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45)
1928 - Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)
1928 - Paul Dooley, Parkensburg WV, actor (16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding)
1929 - Marni Nixon, singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr)
1929 - Ryne Duren, near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees)
1929 - James Hong, American actor
1929 - Rebecca Schull, American actress
1930 - Allison Hayes, Washington, actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman)
1930 - JPS van Neerven, Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily)
1930 - James McGarrell, American painter
1932 - Edward M "Ted" Kennedy, (Sen-D-Mass, 1962- ), (Don't let him drive)
1932 - Ted Kennedy, American politician
1933 - Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, England, Duchess of Kent
1933 - Bobby Smith, English footballer
1934 - George "Sparky" Anderson, SD, baseball manager (Reds, Tigers)
1934 - Thomas Paul, Chicago Illinois, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70)
1935 - Ineke [R M] Haas-Berger, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1936 - Ernie K-Doe, [Ernest Kador Jr], New Orleans La, rocker
1936 - J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
1936 - Ernie K-Doe, American singer (d. 2001)
1937 - Dubravko Detoni, composer
1937 - Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
1937 - Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
1937 - Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
1937 - Tommy Aaron, Gainesville GA, PGA golfer (1973 Masters)
1938 - Bobby Hendricks, US soul vocalist (Itchy Twitchy Feeling)
1938 - Ishmael Reed, US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
1938 - Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician (d. 1995)
1939 - Steve Barber, pitcher (Balt Orioles, NY Yankees)
1940 - Chet Walker, NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls)
1940 - Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)
1940 - Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)
1940 - Billy Name, American photographer
1941 - Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician
1942 - Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl
1943 - David E Skaggs, (Rep-D-Colorado)
1943 - Dick Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns)
1943 - Louise Lopez, singer
1943 - Tom Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil)
1943 - Horst Köhler, President of Germany
1944 - E J Peaker, Tulsa Okla, actress (That's Life)
1944 - Jonathan Demme, Baldwin NY, actor/director (Caged Heat, Swing Shift)
1944 - Ranjit Fernando, Sri Lankan cricket wicketkeeper (1975 World Cup)
1944 - Tom Okker, tennis star
1944 - Robert Kardashian, American lawyer (d. 2003)
1945 - Oliver, rock vocalist (Good Morning Starshine, Jean)
1945 - Leslie Charleson, American actress
1945 - Oliver, American singer (d. 2000)
1947 - John Bryant, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
1948 - Dennis Awtrey, NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns)
1948 - John Ashton, American actor
1949 - Leslie Charleson, KC Missouri, actress (Monica-General Hospital)
1949 - Nikki Lauda, Austria, formula 1 auto racer (world champ 1975, 77, 84)
1949 - Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player
1950 - Ellen Greene, Bkln NY, vocalist/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors)
1950 - Julie Walters, England, actress (Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears)
1950 - Julius Erving, ABA/NBA forward (Virg Squirers, NY Nets, Phila 76ers)
1950 - Miou-Miou, Paris France, actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband)
1950 - Sylvette Miou-Miou, Paris France, actress (Bottom Line, Menage)
1950 - Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer
1951 - Harley O Staggers Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
1952 - James Philip Bagian, Philadelphia, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40)
1952 - Wayne John Levi, Little Falls NY, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open)
1952 - Bill Frist, American politician
1953 - Graham Lewis, English musician (Wire)
1953 - Nigel Planer, British actor
1955 - Tim Young, athlete
1955 - Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player
1956 - Amy Alcott, Kansas City MO, LPGA golfer (1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore)
1958 - Kyle MacLachlan, Yakima WA, actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Hidden)
1959 - Susan Benjamin, actress (Tracy-Accidental Family)
1959 - Jirí Cunek, Czech politician
1961 - Debbie Linden, Glasgow Scotland, actress (Kenny Everett Show)
1961 - Don Van Spall, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
1961 - Marla O'Hara, Gardena Ca, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991)
1961 - Mike Morris, NFL center (Minn Vikings)
1961 - Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
1962 - Lenda Murray, Detroit Mich, body builder (4X Ms Olympia)
1962 - Lisa Jacquin, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
1962 - Michael Wilton, singer
1962 - Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
1963 - Dave Besteman, Madison Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1963 - Devon Malcolm, cricketer (in Jamaica England fast bowler 1989-95)
1963 - Vijay Singh, Lautoka Fiji, PGA golfer (1993 Buick Classic)
1964 - Gigi Fernandez, [Beatriz], San Juan PR, US tennis star (Olymp-gold-96)
1964 - Jim Wicek, NYC, actor (Ben-Ryan's Hope)
1965 - Chris Dudley, NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers)
1965 - Joe Reekie, Victoria, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1965 - Pat LaFontaine, St Louis Mo, NHL center (NY Islanders, NY Rangers)
1965 - Dean Karr, American director and photographer
1966 - Brent Severyn, Vegreville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
1966 - Resga Riggins, Trussville Alabama, Miss Alabama-America (1991)
1966 - Suave, singer
1966 - Thorsten Kaye, soap actor (Patrick-One Life to Live, Silencers)
1966 - Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedienne
1966 - Brian Greig, Australian politician
1966 - Aiden Shaw, English pornographic actor
1967 - Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1967 - Steve Broussard, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
1967 - Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
1968 - Abeyratne Samarasekera, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
1968 - Jayson Williams, NBA center (NJ Nets)
1968 - Jeri Ryan, actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager)
1968 - Johanne Samarasekera, UAE cricket opening bowler (96 World Cup)
1968 - Reggie Rivers, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
1968 - Shawn Graham, Canadian politician
1968 - Bradley Nowell, American musician (d. 1996)
1969 - Kahryn Tough, Calgary Alberta, volleyball (Olympics-96)
1969 - Leslie Spalding, Billings MT, golfer (Montana Women's Amat-90, 91)
1969 - Mark Chmura, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1969 - Shawn Jefferson, NFL wide receiver (SD Chargers, NE Patriots)
1969 - Thomas Jane, American actor
1969 - Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer
1969 - Hans Klok, Dutch illusionist
1969 - Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer
1969 - Byron Stroud, American bassist
1969 - Clinton Kelly, American television personality
1970 - Adam Keefe, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
1970 - Dominic Roussel, Hull, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
1970 - Leo Stefan, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1971 - Barry Smith, 100m/200m runner
1971 - Gilbert Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 - Jason Marshall, Cranbrook, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1971 - Lea Salonga, Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Siagon)
1971 - Lisa Fernandez, Lakewood Calif, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 - Max Lane, NFL tackle (NE Patriots)
1971 - Mohammed Sylla, soccer player (Willem II, FC Martigues)
1971 - Rico Mack, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 - Christin Didier, Miss USA-Montana (1997)
1972 - Michael Chang, Hoboken NJ, tennis star (1989 French Open)
1973 - James Christensen, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 - Kate Sage, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1973 - Kimberly Davies, Melbourne Aust, actress (Baywatch)
1973 - Ntala Skinner, Sun Valley Idaho, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1973 - Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
1973 - Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer
1973 - Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
1974 - Aaron Gavey, Sudbury, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1974 - Kyoko Nagatsuka, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, tennis star (1996 Hobart)
1974 - James Blunt, English musician
1974 - Chris Moyles, English DJ
1975 - Charles O'Bannon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
1975 - Drew Barrymore, LA Calif, actress (ET, Firestarter, Poison Ivy)
1975 - Gregory Maddalone, Schenectady NY, dance skater (& Demkowski)
1976 - Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player
1977 - Melanie Schnell, Radstadt Austria, tennis star (1994 semi Surabaya)
1977 - Timo Rose, German filmmaker
1977 - Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer
1979 - David Lopez, Queens NY, actor (and God Created Women, Ghostwriter)
1979 - Brett Emerton, Australian footballer
1979 - Lee Na-young, South Korean actress
1981 - Fredson Camara, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress
1982 - Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player
1984 - Venetian Princess Internet (You tube) Star (Real Name: Jodie-Amy Rivera)
1985 - Hameur Bouazza, Algerian footballer
1985 - Sean Garballey, American politician
1986 - Rajon Rondo, American basketball player
1986 - Miko Hughes, American actor
1988 - Kevin Borlée, Belgian athlete
1988 - Przemyslaw Kazimierczak, Polish footballer
1989 - Alia Sabur, American college educator
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