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February 12 - Births

Calendar Date February 12th:
February 12th - Births:
1074 – Conrad - King of Germany & Italy (d. 1101)
1218 – Kujo Yoritsune - Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1567 – Thomas Campion - English composer & poet (d. 1620)
1606 – John Winthrop - the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
1637 – Jan Swammerdam - Dutch biologist (d. 1680)
1663 – Cotton Mather - New England minister (d. 1728)
1665 – Rudolf Jakob Camerarius - German botanist & physician (d. 1721)
1704 – Charles Pinot Duclos - French writer (d. 1772)
1728 – Étienne-Louis Boullée - French architect (d. 1799)
1753 – François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers - French admiral (d. 1798)
1768 – Francis II - Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)
1775 – Louisa Adams - First Lady of the United States, wife of John Quincy Adams (d. 1852)
1777 – Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué - German poet (d. 1843)
1777 – Bernard Courtois - French chemist (d. 1838)
1785 – Pierre Louis Dulong - French physicist (d. 1838)
1788 – Carl Reichenbach - German chemist & philosopher (d. 1869)
1791 – Peter Cooper - American Industrialist, inventor & philanthropist (d. 1883)
1794 – Alexander Petrov - Russian chess player (d. 1867)
1804 – Heinrich Lenz - German physicist (d. 1865)
1809 – Charles Darwin - English naturalist (d. 1882)
1809 – Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
1828 – George Meredith - English writer (d. 1909)
1843 – John Graham Chambers - English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
1857 – Bobby Peel - English cricketer (d. 1943)
1861 – Lou Andreas-Salome - Russian-born author (d. 1937)
1865 – Kazimierz Tetmajer - Polish poet & writer (d. 1940)
1870 – Marie Lloyd - English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
1876 – Thubten Gyatso - 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
1880 – John L. Lewis - American labor union leader (d. 1969)
1881 – Anna Pavlova - Russian ballerina (d. 1931)
1884 – Max Beckmann - German artist (d. 1950)
1884 – Marie Vassilieff - Russian artist (d. 1957)
1884 – Johan Laidoner - Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
1885 – Julius Streicher - Nazi German publisher (d. 1946)
1889 – Bhante Dharmawara - Cambodian monk & supercentenarian (d. 1999)
1893 – Omar Bradley - American general, the last surviving five-star general in the United States & the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (d. 1981)
1897 – Vola Vale - American actress (d. 1970)
1898 – Wallace Ford - English-born actor (d. 1966)
1900 – Roger J. Traynor - American judge (d. 1983)
1902 – William Collier - American stage & film actor (d. 1987)
1903 – Chick Hafey - baseball player (d. 1973)
1903 – Joseph F. Biroc - American cinematographer (d. 1996)
1904 – Ted Mack - American television host (d. 1976)
1907 – Clifton C. Edom - American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
1908 – Jacques Herbrand - French logician & mathematician (d. 1931)
1908 – Jean Effel - French painter & journalist (d. 1982)
1908 – August Neo - Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
1909 – Sigmund Rascher - German SS doctor (d. 1945)
1911 – Stephen H. Sholes - American recording executive (d. 1968)
1912 – R. F. Delderfield - English author (d. 1972)
1914 – Tex Beneke - American musician & band leader (d. 2000)
1914 – Arvid Pardo - Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
1915 – Lorne Greene - Canadian actor (d. 1987)
1916 – Joseph Alioto - Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
1917 – Raizo Matsuno - Japanese politician (d. 2006)
1918 – Julian Schwinger - American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
1919 – Forrest Tucker - American actor (d. 1986)
1920 – William Roscoe Estep - Baptist historian & professor (d. 2000)
1920 – Pran - Indian actor
1922 – Hussein bin Dato' Onn - Malaysian Prime Minister (d. 1990)
1923 – Franco Zeffirelli - Italian film & opera director & designer
1923 – Chaskel Besser - Orthodox rabbi (d. 2010)
1925 – Sir Anthony Berry - British politician (d. 1984)
1926 – Joe Garagiola - American baseball player & announcer
1926 – Charles Van Doren - American quiz show contestant
1930 – Arlen Specter - U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
1931 – Janwillem van de Wetering - Dutch author
1932 – Axel Jensen - Norwegian author (d. 2003)
1932 – Julian Lincoln Simon - American economist & author (d. 1998)
1934 – Anne Krueger - American economist
1934 – Bill Russell - American basketball player
1934 – Annette Crosbie - Scottish actress
1935 – Gene McDaniels - American singer
1936 – Joe Don Baker - American actor
1936 – Paul Shenar - American actor
1937 – Charles Dumas - American athlete (d. 2004)
1938 – Judy Blume - American author
1938 – Johnny Rutherford - American race car driver
1938 – Peter Temple-Morris - Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
1939 – Ray Manzarek - American keyboardist (The Doors)
1940 – Richard Lynch - American actor
1941 – Naomi Uemura - Japanese adventurer
1942 – Ehud Barak - Prime Minister of Israel
1942 – Pat Dobson - American baseball player (d. 2006)
1944 – Moe Bandy - American singer
1945 – Maud Adams - Swedish actress
1945 – David Friedman - American economist
1946 – Cliff DeYoung - American actor & musician
1946 – Jean Eyeghe Ndong - Prime Minister of Gabon
1946 – Ajda Pekkan - Turkish singer
1947 – Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale - Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
1948 – Raymond Kurzweil - American inventor & author
1948 – Mike Robitaille - Canadian ice hockey player
1949 – Joaquín Sabina - Spanish singer & songwriter
1950 – Michael Ironside - Canadian actor
1950 – Steve Hackett - English guitarist (Genesis)
1951 – Steven Parent - Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1952 – Michael McDonald - American musician
1952 – Simon MacCorkindale - British actor
1953 – Joanna Kerns - American actress
1953 – Nabil Shaban - British actor
1953 – Robin Thomas - American actor
1954 – Tzimis Panousis - Greek musician & stand-up comedian
1954 – Philip Zimmermann - American cryptographer
1955 – Arsenio Hall - American actor & talk show host
1955 – Bill Laswell - American bassist & record producer
1955 – Chet Lemon - American baseball player
1956 – Brian Robertson - Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy & Motörhead)
1958 – Grant McLennan - Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
1958 – Bobby Smith - Canadian ice hockey player
1959 – Larry Nance - American basketball player
1959 – Dan Puric - Romanian actor, director & writer
1959 – Sigrid Thornton - Australian actress
1960 – George Gray - American professional wrestler
1961 – Jim Harris - Canadian politician
1962 – Jimmy Kirkwood - Irish-born field hockey player
1963 – John Michael Higgins - American actor
1963 – Ed Lover - American radio personality
1967 – Chris McKinstry - Canadian computer scientist
1967 – Chitravina N. Ravikiran - Indian composer & musician
1968 – Josh Brolin - American actor
1968 – Grégory Charles - French Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio & television host
1968 – Christopher McCandless - American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild (d. 1992)
1968 – Chynna Phillips - American singer
1968 – Kyle Vincent - American singer/songwriter
1969 – Darren Aronofsky - American director & writer
1969 – Hong Myung-Bo - Korean footballer
1969 – Meja - Swedish singer
1969 – Brad Werenka - Canadian ice hockey player
1970 – Jim Creeggan - Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 – Judd Winick - writer & artist
1972 – Ajay Naidu - Indian-American actor
1972 – Owen Nolan - Canadian ice hockey player
1973 – Gianni Romme - Dutch speed skater
1973 – Tara Strong - Canadian voice actress
1974 – Toranosuke Takagi - Japanese race car driver
1974 – Fonzworth Bentley - American hip-hop artist
1975 – Scot Pollard - American basketball player
1976 – Christian Cullen - New Zealand rugby union footballer
1976 – Silvia Saint - Czech pornographic actress
1977 – Jimmy Conrad - American soccer player
1978 – Brett Hodgson - Australian rugby league footballer
1978 – Gethin Jones - Welsh television presenter
1978 – Silver Meikar - Estonian politician
1979 – Richard Barnwell - English footballer
1979 – Antonio Chatman - American football player
1979 – Matt Mauck - American football player
1979 – Jesse Spencer - Australian actor
1980 – Juan Carlos Ferrero - Spanish tennis player
1980 – Sarah Lancaster - American actress
1980 – Christina Ricci - American actress
1981 – Lisa Hannigan - Irish singer
1982 – Louis Tsatoumas - Greek long jumper
1983 – Carlton Brewster - American football player
1984 – Lolly Badcock - English pornographic actress
1984 – Brad Keselowski - American racing car driver
1984 – Peter Vanderkaay - American swimmer
1984 – Aylar Lie - Norwegian model
1984 – Alexandra Dahlström - Swedish actress
1985 – Saskia Burmeister - Australian actress
1988 – Nana Eikura - Japanese actress
1991 – Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah - prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
1993 – Jennifer Stone - American actress


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