Birthdays of Personalities on February 16

xxxx :Phoebe Buffay, fictional character (Friends)
1075 :Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
1497 :Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)
1514 :Rh?ticus, [Rheticus], Austrian astronomer/mathematician
1519 :Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
1620 :Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
1669 :Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter
1698 :Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
1740 :Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
1746 :Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
1787 :Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer
1788 :Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer
1807 :Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1812 :Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
1813 :Joseph Reid Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1892
1821 :Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
1822 :Francis Galton, Birmingham England, anthropologist & geneticist
1822 :James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
1823 :John Daniel Imboden, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1826 :Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)
1831 :Nikolai Leskow, writer
1832 :Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
1834 :Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
1838 :Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist
1838 :Henry Adams, Boston Mass, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)
1848 :Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
1850 :Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
1852 :Charles Taze Russell, religion founder (Jehovah's Witnesses)
1852 :William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)
1858 :Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
1866 :Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
1866 :William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
1868 :Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
1876 :George Macauley Trevelyan, England, historian (Giuseppi Garibaldi)
1881 :Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
1884 :Robert Flaherty, Mich, father of documentary film (Nanook of North)
1886 :Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
1893 :Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
1896 :Alexander Brailowsky, Russia, pianist (Chopin)
1896 :Charles A L Panz?ra, French baritone (L'horizon Chim?rique)
1900 :Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
1901 :Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
1903 :Edgar Bergen, Chicago, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy)
1904 :George F Kennan, Milwaukee Wisc, US ambassador (to Moscow)
1905 :Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
1906 :Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)
1907 :Angh?los Terzakis, Greece, writer (Without God)
1907 :Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
1910 :Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
1911 :Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
1912 :Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
1912 :Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
1912 :Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
1912 :Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)
1912 :Maitland Mackie, Lord Lt (Aberdeenshire)
1914 :J Tobin, British anaesthetist
1914 :Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)
1916 :William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
1918 :K roly earl Khuen-H?derv ry, Hungarian governor/premier (1910-12)
1920 :Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
1920 :Lee Russell, Cleveland Oh, vocalist (Vincent Lopez)
1920 :Patty Andrews, Minneapolis MN, vocalist (Andrews Sisters)
1921 :Jean Behra, auto racer
1922 :Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
1922 :Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
1924 :Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
1926 :Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
1929 :Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
1930 :F G R Cuming, painter
1931 :A Kolleritsch, writer
1931 :George E Sangmeister, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1932 :A Appelfeld, writer
1932 :Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
1935 :Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)
1935 :Sonny Bono, Detroit, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98)
1937 :Paul Bailey, novelist
1937 :Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
1939 :David Griffiths, portrait painter
1940 :Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
1941 :Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)
1942 :Kim Chong-Il, [Yura], president of North-Korea (1994- )
1943 :Anthony Dowell, London, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet)
1943 :J D Moore, headmaster (St Dunstan's College)
1943 :James Beaton, British GC
1944 :Richard Ford, US author (Sportswriter)
1946 :Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
1946 :J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
1949 :Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
1950 :Peter Hain, British MP
1953 :Andre St Lauren, NHLer
1953 :George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)
1954 :David Lombardo, rocker
1955 :Guy Gallo, New Orleans LA, writer (Under the Volcano)
1956 :James Ingram, vocalist (On the Wings of Love)
1957 :LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
1961 :Andy Taylor, Engld, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1962 :Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1968 :Erik Regtop, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969 :Tim Costo, US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
1970 :Saskia Linssen, Venlo Holland, playmate (Jun, 1991)
1971 :Marco Sas, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1971 :Mike Hubbard, Lynchburg VA, catcher (Chic Cubs)
1971 :Shivanthini Dharmasiri, Miss Universe-Sri Lanka (1996)
1971 :Van Tuinei, defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
1972 :Jerome Bettis, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1974 :Jevon Langford, defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 :Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
1974 :Kimberly Dawn Whipany, Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
1975 :Marty Murray, Deloraine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1977 :Alexei Morozov, NHL forward (Team Russia Oly-Silver-1998, Pittsburgh)
1978 :Caroline Hunt, Chic Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
1979 :Emma Louise DeSilets, Miss Washington Teen USA (1997)
1998 :Mr Jefferson, Virginia, 1st cloned calf
2335 :Geordi La Forge, character on Star Trek Next Generation



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