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February 18 - Births

Calendar Date February 18th:
February 18th - Births:
1374 – Saint Jadwiga of Poland - queen of Poland (d. 1399)
1404 – Leone Battista Alberti - Italian painter & philosopher (d. 1472)
1486 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu - Bengali yogi (d. 1534)
1516 – Queen Mary I of England (d. 1558)
1530 – Uesugi Kenshin - Japanese samurai & warlord (d. 1578)
1543 – Charles III - Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
1559 – Isaac Casaubon - French classical scholar (d. 1614)
1602 – Per Brahe - Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
1609 – Edward Hyde - 1st Earl of Clarendon, English historian (d. 1674)
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)
1745 – Alessandro Volta - Italian physicist (d. 1827)
1814 – Samuel Fenton Cary - American-born U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
1818 – Pedro Figueredo - Cuban poet, musician - & freedom fighter (d. 1870)
1836 – Sri Ramakrishna - Indian Bengali guru of Swami Vivekananda (d. 1886)
1838 – Ernst Mach - Austrian physicist (d. 1916)
1846 – Wilson Barrett - English playwright (d. 1904)
1848 – Louis Comfort Tiffany - American glass artist (d. 1933)
1849 – Alexander Kielland - Norwegian author (d. 1906)
1859 – Sholom Aleichem - Russian Yiddish humorist (d. 1916)
1870 – William Laurel Harris - American mural painter & writer (d. 1924)
1871 – Harry Brearley - English inventor (d. 1948)
1883 – Nikos Kazantzakis - Greek author (d. 1957)
1884 – Andrew Watson Myles - Canadian politician (d. 1970)
1888 – George Papandreou - Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
1890 – Edward Arnold - American actor (d. 1956)
1890 – Adolphe Menjou - American actor (d. 1963)
1892 – Wendell Willkie - American politician (d. 1944)
1896 – Andre Breton - French writer (d. 1966)
1897 – Charles Kuentz - German-born French WW1 veteran & centenarian (d. 2005)
1898 – Luis Muñoz Marín - Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
1898 – Enzo Ferrari - Founder of Ferrari (d. 1988)
1901 – Reginald Sheffield - British actor (d. 1957)
1902 – Walter Herbert - German-born conductor & impresario (d. 1975)
1903 – Nikolai Podgorny - Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (d. 1983)
1906 – Hans Asperger - Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
1907 – Oscar Brodney - American screenwriter (d. 2008)
1909 – Tuppy Owen-Smith - South African cricketer & English rugby union player (d. 1990)
1909 – Wallace Stegner - American writer (d. 1993)
1914 – Pee Wee King - American country musician & songwriter (d. 2000)
1915 – Phyllis Calvert - British actress (d. 2002)
1916 – Jean Drapeau - Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1999)
1918 – Jane Loevinger - American psychologist (d. 2008)
1919 – Jack Palance - American actor (d. 2006)
1920 – Bill Cullen - American game show host (d. 1990)
1920 – Eric Gairy - Grenadan politician (d. 1997)
1922 – Helen Gurley Brown - American editor
1922 – Allan Melvin - American actor (d. 2008)
1922 – Juhan Smuul - Estonian author (d. 1971)
1924 – Humberto Fernández Morán - Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
1924 – Louis Laberge - Canadian labour union leader (d. 2002)
1925 – George Kennedy - American actor
1925 – Marcel Barbeau - Canadian Quebec artist
1926 – Nalini Jaywant - Indian actress
1927 – John Warner - American politician
1927 – Luis Arroyo - Puerto Rican baseball player
1927 – Peter Fryer English Marxist writer & journalist (d. 2006)
1928 – Tom Johnson - Canadian ice hockey player
1929 – Len Deighton - British author
1929 – André Mathieu - Canadian composer (d. 1968)
1930 – Gahan Wilson - American cartoonist
1931 – Johnny Hart - American cartoonist (d. 2007)
1931 – Toni Morrison - American writer, Nobel laureate
1931 – Bob St. Clair - American football player
1932 – Miloš Forman - Czech film director
1933 – Yoko Ono - Japanese-American singer
1933 – Sir Bobby Robson - English football player & manager (d. 2009)
1933 – Mary Ure - Scottish actress (d. 1975)
1934 – Audre Lorde - Caribbean poet & activist (d. 1992)
1935 – Michel Aoun - Lebanese prime minister
1936 – Jean Auel - American writer
1936 – Dick Duff - Canadian ice hockey player
1938 – István Szabó - Hungarian film director
1938 – Manny Mota - Dominican baseball player
1939 – Dal Maxvill - American baseball player
1939 – Marek Janowski - Polish-born conductor
1939 – Claude Ake - Nigerian political scientist
1940 – Fabrizio De André - Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
1941 – Irma Thomas - American singer
1943 – Graeme Garden - Scottish writer
1944 – Pat Bowlen - American sports team owner (Denver Broncos)
1945 – Judy Rankin - American golfer
1946 – Michael Buerk - British newsreader
1946 – Jean-Claude Dreyfus - French actor
1947 – Dennis DeYoung - American musician (Styx)
1947 – Princess Christina of the Netherlands
1947 – Carlos Lopes - Portuguese athlete
1947 – Eliot Lance Engel - American politician
1948 – Sinéad Cusack - Irish actress
1948 – Keith Knudsen - American drummer & songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (d. 2005)
1949 – Gary Ridgway - American serial killer
1950 – John Hughes - American director (d. 2009)
1950 – Cybill Shepherd - American actress
1950 – Michel Gauthier - Canadian politician
1951 – Isabel Preysler - Philippines-born Spanish socialite
1952 – Maurice Lucas - American basketball player
1952 – Juice Newton - American singer
1953 – Robbie Bachman - Canadian drummer (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1954 – John Travolta - American actor
1955 – Miles Tredinnick - English playwright
1955 – Raymond Rougeau - Canadian professional wrestler
1956 – Ted Gärdestad - Swedish singer (d. 1997)
1956 – Paul Reed Smith - American luthier, founder & owner of PRS Guitars
1957 – Marita Koch - German athlete
1957 – Vanna White - American game show presenter
1958 – Giovanni Lavaggi - Italian racing driver
1958 – Gar Samuelson - American drummer (d. 1999)
1960 – Carol McGiffin - British TV & radio presenter
1960 – Greta Scacchi - Australian actress
1960 – Andy Moog - Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Hironobu Kageyama - Japanese singer
1961 – Cosmo Wilson - American concert lighting designer
1962 – Moe Lemay - Canadian ice hockey player
1962 – Julie Strain - American actress
1963 – Henry Winter - English football journalist
1964 – Matt Dillon - American actor
1964 – Paul Hanley - British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley & the Lovers)
1965 – Dr. Dre - American record producer & rapper
1965 – Gregory Scott Johnson - American murderer (d. 2005)
1966 – Guy Ferland - American television director
1967 – Roberto Baggio - Italian footballer
1967 – Tracey Edmonds - American film & television producer
1967 – Harry Van Barneveld - Belgian judoka
1967 – Yongyoot Thongkongtoon - Thai film director & producer
1968 – Molly Ringwald - American actress
1969 – Tomaž Humar - Slovenian mountaineer (d. 2009)
1969 – Alexander Mogilny - Russian ice hockey player
1969 – Jason Sutter - American drummer (Smash Mouth, American Hi-Fi)
1970 – Raine Maida - Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
1970 – Susan Egan - American actress
1971 – Constantin Popa - Romanian-born Israeli basketball player
1971 – Merritt Gant - American thrash metal guitarist
1973 – Claude Makélélé - French footballer
1974 – Jamey Carroll - American baseball player
1974 – Julia Butterfly Hill - American environmental activist
1974 – Ruby Dhalla - Canadian politician
1974 – Yevgeny Kafelnikov - Russian tennis player
1974 – Jillian Michaels - Personal trainer
1975 – Sarah Brown - American actress
1975 – Keith Gillespie - Irish footballer
1975 – Gary Neville - English footballer
1975 – Simon Kvamm - Danish singer & comedian
1976 – Chanda Rubin - American tennis player
1976 – Leilani Munter - American race car driver
1977 – Ike Barinholtz - American actor
1977 – Kátia - Brazilian footballer
1977 – Sean Watkins - American guitarist & songwriter
1977 – Chrissie Wellington - British triathlete
1978 – Josip Šimunić - Croatian footballer
1980 – Nikolai Antropov - Kazakh ice hockey player
1980 – Regina Spektor - Russian/American singer & songwriter
1981 – Andrei Kirilenko - Russian basketball player
1981 – Alex Rios - American baseball player
1981 – Ivan Sproule - Irish footballer
1981 – Larry Sweeney - American professional wrestler
1981 – Kim Jae Won - South Korean actor
1981 – Jasmine Fiore - American model (d. 2009)
1982 – Juelz Santana - American rapper
1983 – Jermaine Jenas - English footballer
1983 – Jason Maxiell - American basketball player
1983 – Troy Bienemann - American football player
1985 – Anton Ferdinand - English footballer
1985 – Lee Boyd Malvo - Jamaican serial killer
1986 – Marc Torrejón - Spanish footballer
1988 – Shane Lyons - American actor & chef
1988 – Maiara Walsh - American actress
1988 – Max - South Korean singer (TVXQ)
1990 – Cody Hodgson - Canadian hockey player
1991 – Malese Jow - American actress & singer
1991 – Henry Surtees - British racing driver (d. 2009)
1992 – Logan Miller - American actor


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