Birthdays of Personalities on February 15

xxxx :Kevin Cloud, Hartford Ct, rocker (Rythm Syndicate)
xxxx :Michael "Slim" Best, Paterson NJ, rapper (Riff-Judy had a Boyfriend)
1368 :Sigismund, N?rnberg Germany, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37)
1483 :Babur, founder of Mughal dynasty in India (1526-30
1497 :Philipp Melanchthon, German Protestant
1519 :Pedro Menendez de Aviles, explorer (found St Augustine Florida)
1524 :Charles de Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims
1564 :Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist
1620 :Fran?ois Charpentier, French scholar/archaeologist
1650 :Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (hugenot)
1660 :Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans
1666 :Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)
1705 :Charles A Vanloo, French painter
1707 :Claude Prosper, Paris France, novelist
1710 :Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)
1726 :Abraham Clark, farmer/lawyer, signed Declaration of Independence
1748 :Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)
1759 :Friedrich A Wolfius, [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena)
1764 :Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)
1766 :Thomas Malthus, Rookery Surrey UK, economist/demographer
1768 :Jozef B Cannaert, [Olim], Flemish lawyer
1774 :W G Frederik, prince of Orange
1780 :Carel Asser, Dutch jurist
1785 :Claude Louis Marie Navier
1795 :Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)
1797 :Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway)
1800 :Frederik W Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer
1803 :John Augustus Sutter, Swiss/US colonist (New Helvetia Ca, Sutter Mill)
1809 :Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor (Mechanical reaper)
1811 :Domingo F Sarmiento, president of Argentina (1868-74)
1812 :Charles Lewis Tiffany, Killingly Ct, jeweler (Tiffany)
1817 :Charles F Daubigny, French restauranteur/painter
1819 :Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, inventor (typewriter)
1820 :Susan Brownell Anthony, Adams Mass, woman's suffragette
1821 :Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet
1823 :Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
1826 :George J Stoney, Irish physicist
1828 :Johan H van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary)
1829 :Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
1834 :William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
1835 :Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), died in 1911
1845 :Elihu Root, (R)/US Sec of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912)
1856 :Frank Harris, Galway England, writer
1858 :William Pickering, Boston, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn)
1861 :Alfred North Whitehead, Engl mathematician/philosopher (Adv of Ideas)
1861 :Halford John Mackinder, Gainsborough Lincolnshire, geographer
1866 :Bannister Fletcher, London, architect & architectural historian
1874 :Ernest H Shackleton, Kilkee Ireland, explorer (Endurance, Antarctica)
1886 :Sax Rohmer, England, author (Dr Fu Manchu)
1887 :H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
1890 :Robert Ley, German chemist/MP (NSDAP)
1892 :James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy
1893 :Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/etcher/ceramist
1894 :Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st pres of UN)
1897 :Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)
1898 :Ibuse Masuji, Japanese writer (Y?hai Taich?, Kuroi Ame)
1899 :Lillian Disney, Mrs Walt Disney
1901 :Andr? Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
1901 :Christmas Humphreys, Engld, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
1901 :Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
1904 :Antonin Magne, French bicyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
1904 :Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
1906 :Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
1908 :Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)
1909 :Harold Beeley, British diplomat
1910 :9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
1911 :Leonard Woodcock, labor leader (UAW)
1912 :George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)
1913 :Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske)
1914 :Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
1914 :R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
1915 :Paul Ferris, British author
1916 :Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
1920 :Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers)
1920 :Richard O'Brien, CEO (Manpower Services Commission)
1922 :Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)
1923 :Justice Drake, British justice
1923 :Yelena Bonner, Moscow, soviet disident/wife of Andre Sakharov
1927 :William Bentley, diplomat
1929 :Countess of Dysart,
1929 :Graham Hill, London, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ)
1930 :C F Payne, Cleveland, British chief constable
1931 :W K Reid, British ombudsman
1932 :Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
1933 :Adolfo, Cardones Cuba, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
1934 :Niklaus Wirth, Switzerland, computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL)
1935 :John R Block, US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86)
1935 :Roger B Chaffee, Grand Rapids Michigan, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1935 :Susan Brownmiller, Brooklyn, feminist author (Against Our Wills)
1936 :Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)
1937 :Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
1937 :P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
1937 :Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
1938 :Jack Tinker, drama critic
1938 :Lord Justice Ward, British judge
1939 :Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
1939 :Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
1941 :Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable
1944 :Aleksandr A Serebrov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17)
1944 :Mick Avory, rock drummer (Kinks-Lola)
1944 :Tineke Netelenbos, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1945 :Douglas R Hofstadter, NYC, author (G?del, Escher, Bach)
1946 :Clare Short, British MP
1946 :John Greenway, British MP
1948 :Ron "Penguin" Cey, Tacoma Wash, 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers)
1949 :Earl of Carlisle
1950 :Donna Hanover Giuliani, TV news anchor (WPIX)/wife of Mayor Giuliani
1950 :Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russia, cosmonaut
1951 :Melissa Manchester, Bronx NY, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud)
1953 :Derek Conway, British MP
1954 :Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)
1955 :Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
1955 :Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
1956 :Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
1957 :Bienvenida Buck, Velencia Spain, lover of Brit Peter Harding
1957 :Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat
1957 :Jake E Lee, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
1959 :Ali Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1959 :Joe Hesketh, US baseball player (Boston Red Sox)
1960 :Jeanne Goldsmith, LA Calif, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987)
1960 :Mikey Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
1966 :Melido Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
1969 :Brian Williams, Lancaster SC, pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros)
1970 :Gloria Trevi, Mexico, sexy spanish vocalist (A Gatas)
1971 :Tyrone Legette, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1972 :Jaromir Jagr, Kladno Cze, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Oly-G-1998)
1973 :Amy Van Dyken, 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-2 g-96)
1974 :Erik Schulz, Port Huron Mich, pairs skater (& Ilana Goldfogel)
1974 :Jodie McMullen, Miss Universe-Australia/Miss Congeniality (1996)
1974 :Tim Hall, running back (Oakland Raiders)
1974 :Ugueth Urbina, Caracas Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1975 :Robert Fuchs, soccer player (PSV)
1977 :Brook Wackman, rocker
1991 :Nicholas Garland, son of Pamela Sue Martin



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