18 February 2014 - FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

G'day folks,

Happy birthday to all of you born on this day. Now, check out some other famous and infamous folks who share the same day.


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
1745 - Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Gerolamo Umberto Volta, Como, Italy, physicist and inventor (battery)
1751 - Karl Haack, composer
1770 - Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer
1771 - Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer
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, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1817 - Walter Page Lane, Brigadier 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, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1836 - Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Hooghly Bengal, Indian mystic/hindu leader (preached unity of religions).
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)
1884 - Burt Mustin, Pitts Pa, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show)
1884 - Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
1887 - Nikos Kasandsakis, Heraklion, Crete, Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ)
1889 - Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
1890 - Adolphe Menjou, Pittsburgh, actor (Front Page, Star is Born)
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, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World). Died 1944
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, Chelsea, London, English actress (The Man in Grey)
1916 - Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
1916 - Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
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)
1921 - Barbara Hale, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
1922 - Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)
1922 - Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Maine, US author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, (d. 2012)


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, Glasgow, Scottish actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way) (d. 1975)
1934 - [Clyde] Skip Battin, Los Angeles California, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn), (d. 2003)
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)
1948 - Ketih Knudsen, Ames IA, rocker (Doobie Brothers)




1949 - Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
1950 - Cybill Shepherd, Memphis Tn, actress (Moonlighting, Last Picture Show)
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 California, 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 (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota 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 - Peter Martini, journalist



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 California, 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 (Philadelphia Phillies)
1970 - Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
1970 - Susan Egan, American actress





Clancy's comment: Have a top day if today is your birthday. Oh, I almost forgot. It just happens to be a good mate of mine's birthday today. Happy birthday, 'GP'.



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