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February 8 - Births

Calendar Date February 8th:
February 8th - Births:
412 – Proclus - Greek philosopher (d. 487)
1191 – Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)
1291 – King Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
1405 – Constantine XI Palaiologos - the last reigning Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (d. 1453)
1487 – Ulrich - Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
1552 – Agrippa d'Aubigné - French poet & soldier (d. 1630)
1577 – Robert Burton - English cleric & writer (d. 1640)
1586 – Jacob Praetorius - German composer (d. 1651)
1612 – Samuel Butler - English poet (d. 1680)
1649 – Gabriel Daniel - French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
1677 – Jacques Cassini - French astronomer (d. 1756)
1685 – Charles-Jean-François Hénault - French historian (d. 1770)
1700 – Daniel Bernoulli - Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
1720 – Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
1792 – Caroline Augusta of Bavaria - queen of Hungary & Bohemia (d. 1873)
1798 – Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia - Russian Grand Duke (d. 1849)
1804 – Richard Lemon Lander - British explorer (d. 1834)
1807 – Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins - English sculptor & naturalist (d. 1889)
1819 – John Ruskin - English author (d. 1900)
1820 – William Tecumseh Sherman - American Union general (d. 1891)
1822 – Maxime Du Camp - French photographer & journalist (d. 1894)
1828 – Jules Verne - French author (d. 1905)
1834 – Dmitri Mendeleev - Russian chemist (d. 1907)
1847 – Hugh Price Hughes - English social reformer (d. 1902)
1850 – Kate Chopin - American author (d. 1904)
1878 – Martin Buber - German philosopher (d. 1965)
1880 – Franz Marc - German painter (d. 1916)
1882 – Thomas Selfridge - First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
1883 – Joseph Alois Schumpeter - Austrian economist (d. 1950)
1884 – Reginald Baker - Australian athlete & actor (d. 1953)
1886 – Charles Ruggles - American actor (d. 1970)
1888 – Dame Edith Evans - British actress (d. 1976)
1890 – Claro M. Recto - Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
1893 – Ba Maw - Burmese politician (d. 1977)
1894 – Ludwig Marcuse - German author & philosopher (d. 1971)
1894 – King Vidor - American film director (d. 1982)
1900 – Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator & Russian animation director (d. 1987)
1902 – Demchugdongrub - Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
1903 – Greta Keller - Austrian-born cabaret singer & actress (d. 1977)
1906 – Chester Carlson - American physicist & inventor (d. 1968)
1911 – Elizabeth Bishop - American poet (d. 1979)
1913 – Betty Field - American actress (d. 1973)
1918 – Fred Blassie - American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1921 – Lana Turner - American actress (d. 1995)
1922 – Audrey Meadows - American actress (d. 1996)
1925 – Jack Lemmon - American actor & film director (d. 2001)
1926 – Neal Cassady - American writer (d. 1968)
1928 – Gene Lees - Canadian biographer & lyricist
1930 – James Deetz - American anthropologist (d. 2000)
1930 – Alejandro Rey - Argentine actor (d. 1987)
1931 – James Dean - American actor (d. 1955)
1932 – Cliff Allison - British racing driver (d. 2005)
1932 – John Williams - American composer & conductor
1933 – Elly Ameling - Dutch soprano
1933 – Jack Larson - American actor
1936 – Larry Verne - American singer
1937 – Manfred Krug - German actor
1937 – Joe Raposo - American composer (d. 1989)
1939 – José Maria Sison - Filipino communist
1940 – Ted Koppel - American journalist
1941 – Nick Nolte - American actor
1941 – Tom Rush - American singer & songwriter
1942 – Robert Klein - American comedian
1942 – Terry Melcher - American musician & record producer (d. 2004)
1942 – Bob Munden - American shooting competitor
1943 – Creed Bratton - American actor & musician
1943 – Pirzada Qasim - Pakistani poet & Vice Chancellor of Karachi University
1944 – Roger Lloyd-Pack - English actor
1944 – Sebastião Salgado - Brazilian documentary photographer
1948 – Lynda Lyon Block - American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
1948 – Dan Seals - American singer (d. 2009)
1948 – Ron Tyson - American singer (The Temptations)
1949 – Brooke Adams - American actress
1950 – Cristina Ferrare - American former supermodel & actress
1951 – Z'EV - American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
1953 – Roger Clavet - Québécois politician
1953 – Mary Steenburgen - American actress
1955 – John Grisham - American writer
1955 – Nancy Oliver - American playwright & television writer
1956 – Dave Meros - American bassist (Spock's Beard)
1958 – Sherri Martel - American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
1960 – Dino Ciccarelli - Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Vince Neil - American singer (Mötley Crüe)
1961 – Bruce Timm,TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
1963 – Mohammad Azharuddin - Indian cricketer
1963 – Joshua Kadison - American pianist & songwriter
1964 – Trinny Woodall - British fashion guru
1964 – Robert Nebřenský - Czech actor & musician
1966 – Kirk Muller - Canadian ice hockey player
1966 – Hristo Stoichkov - Bulgarian footballer
1968 – Gary Coleman - American actor
1968 – Claudette Pace - Maltese singer
1968 – Nasos Thanopoulos - Greek businessman
1969 – Mary McCormack - American actress
1969 – Shiva Rose - American actress
1970 – John Filan - Australian footballer
1970 – Alonzo Mourning - American basketball player
1971 – Mika Karppinen - Finnish drummer (HIM)
1971 – Andrus Veerpalu - Estonian cross-country skier
1972 – Paul Wight - American professional wrestler
1973 – Keith McDonald - American baseball player
1974 – Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo - French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
1974 – Ulises de la Cruz - Ecuadorian footballer
1974 – Seth Green - American actor
1974 – Kimbo Slice - American mixed martial artist
1976 – Abi Titmuss - British glamour model
1976 – Khaled Mashud - Bangladeshi cricketer
1976 – Adam Piatt - American baseball player
1976 – Nicolas Vouilloz - French rally driver
1977 – Barry Hall - Australian rules footballer
1977 – Dave "Phoenix" Farrell - Linkin Park Bassist
1977 – Bridgette Kerkove - American actress
1977 – Yucef Merhi - Venezuelan artist
1977 – Mathieu Turcotte - Canadian short-track speed skater
1979 – Aaron Cook - American baseball player
1979 – Josh Keaton - American actor & singer
1980 – Ralf Little - English actor/comedian
1980 – Cameron Muncey - Australian guitarist (Jet)
1980 – Stephen Wright - English footballer
1981 – Myriam Montemayor Cruz - Mexican singer
1982 – Satomi Kōrogi - Japanese voice actress
1982 – Sousuke Takaoka - Japanese actor
1982 – Danny Tamberelli - American actor
1983 – Jim Verraros - American singer
1984 – Panagiotis Vasilopoulos - Greek basketball player
1987 – Carolina Kostner - Italian European champion figure skater
1988 – Keegan Meth - Zimbabwean cricketer
1988 – Ryan Pinkston - American actor
1997 – Rebecca Schneider


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