Birthdays of Personalities on February 2

1502 :Damiao de G?is, Portuguese humanist scholar
1583 :Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
1595 :Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
1600 :Gabriel Naud?, France, librarian (Mazarin Library)
1649 :Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)
1780 :Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
1802 :Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
1803 :Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1813 :J?zsef E?tv?s, Hungarian Minister of Education (1848)
1815 :Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1817 :John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
1820 :Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
1827 :Abner Monroe Perrin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1827 :Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
1835 :Luigi Manzotti, Milano, ballet choreographer
1850 :Carel V Gerritsen, Dutch free thinker
1852 :H?mid Abd?lhak, Istanbul, Turkish romantic poet/playwright
1857 :Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
1859 :Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
1861 :Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
1861 :Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22)
1861 :Solomon R Guggenheim, philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC)
1873 :Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
1873 :Johan P earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
1875 :Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)
1878 :Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
1881 :Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)
1882 :James Joyce, Ire, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
1882 :James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
1884 :Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
1885 :Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
1886 :Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
1886 :William R Ben?t, writer
1890 :Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
1891 :Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
1891 :Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
1895 :George S Halas, [Papa Bear], end/coach (Bears), co-founder NFL
1896 :Jane Wilde, writer
1901 :Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
1904 :Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
1905 :Ayn Rand, writer (Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead)
1905 :Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer
1907 :Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
1908 :Cal Tinney, Okla, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
1910 :Charlotte Auerbach, computer Pioneer/Mathematician
1910 :Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
1911 :Johan J "Jussi" Bj?rling, Swedish tenor
1915 :Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
1918 :Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
1919 :Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
1919 :Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
1920 :An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
1923 :Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
1923 :Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, Tx, journlist/author (WNBC, NY Daily News)
1923 :Peter Fowler, physicist
1925 :David Abell Wood, priest
1926 :Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
1926 :Val?ry Giscard d'Estaing, pres of France (1974-81)
1927 :Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
1927 :Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
1927 :Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey)
1928 :Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
1928 :Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
1931 :Andreas "Andries" van Agt, Dutch premier (CDA, 1977-82)
1934 :[Clyde] Skip Batten, LA Calif, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
1937 :Martina Arroyo, NYC, opera soprano (NY Met)
1937 :Tom Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial)
1939 :Rachel English, London, author (My 1st 500)
1940 :Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
1940 :Martina Arroyo, NYC, soprano
1940 :Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
1942 :Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
1942 :Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
1943 :Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
1944 :Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
1944 :Ursula Oppens, NYC, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC)
1945 :Ronnie Goodson, rocker
1946 :Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
1947 :Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
1947 :Derek Shulman, rocker
1947 :Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
1948 :Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
1948 :Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
1948 :Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
1949 :Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
1949 :Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey-Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
1949 :Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1950 :Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
1951 :Alphonso Johnson, jazz bassist
1953 :James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
1957 :Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
1957 :Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwukee WI, playmate (Feb, 1980)
1958 :Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
1963 :Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
1966 :Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
1968 :Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1968 :Scott Erickson, Long Beach CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Balt Orioles)
1968 :Ventson Donelson, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1969 :Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
1969 :Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1970 :Chris Luneburg, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
1970 :Diego Martos, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1970 :Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
1970 :Ivan Vukov, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1971 :Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
1972 :Ivan Droppa, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, NHL defenseman (Chicago)
1973 :Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1973 :Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
1974 :J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)
1975 :Macey Brooks, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1975 :Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1979 :Brandee Dawn McCoskey, Miss Alaska Teen USA (1996)
1992 :Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd
2338 :Data, android character on Star Trek Next Generation



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