Birthdays of Personalities on February 12

xxxx :Pat St John, radio DJ (WPLJ-FM NYC)
1211 :Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)
1438 :Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
1474 :Lorenzo Campeggi(o), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat
1584 :Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring)
1585 :Caspar Bartholin, Malm?, physician, theologian, writer on anatomy
1588 :John Winthrop, English attorney/puritan/1st gov of Mass
1636 :Herman Witsius, [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist
1637 :John Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)
1663 :Cotton Mather, witchcraft authority
1665 :Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)
1706 :Josef Christian, German sculptor
1768 :Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)
1775 :Louise Catherine Johnson Adams, 1st lady (1825-1829)
1791 :Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
1791 :Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)
1792 :Ferdinand de Braekeleer, Belgian painter
1809 :Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th pres (1861-65)
1809 :Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of species)
1818 :Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)
1824 :Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
1828 :George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
1828 :Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1838 :Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1898
1841 :Bert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister
1841 :Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister
1850 :Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary (Flemish Flag)
1852 :Hendrik Blink, geographer (Van de Eems tot de Schelde)
1861 :Lou [Andreas-]Salom?, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
1865 :Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
1867 :Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
1867 :Joe Howard, NYC, vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue)
1868 :Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP/founder (SDAP)
1869 :Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)
1873 :J?n Trausti, [Gudmundur Magn?sson], Icelandic writer (Heidarbylid)
1880 :John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
1882 :Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
1884 :Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist
1885 :Julius Streicher, German district leader (St?rmer)
1893 :Marcel G J Minnaert, Dutch astronomer
1893 :Omar Bradley, General of Army WW II (GI General)
1894 :Hans Guido von B?low, German conductor
1900 :Ferenc K?rmendy, Hungarian/US author (Budapest Kaland)
1902 :William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
1904 :Ted Mack, Denver Colo, TV host (Original Amateur Hour)
1909 :Barry Wood, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
1910 :Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
1910 :Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)
1911 :Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
1911 :Frank Hercules, writer
1911 :Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
1913 :Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Bragan?a, grandson of emperor Pedro I
1914 :Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
1914 :Nello Celio, Swiss president
1915 :Andrew J Goodpaster, US, general/supreme commander (NATO-Europe)
1916 :Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
1917 :Thomas K Scherman, NYC, conductor (Little Orch Society 1947-75)
1918 :Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1918 :Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
1923 :James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87)
1924 :Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
1926 :Joe Garagiola, St Louis Mo, sportscaster/host (Today Show)
1926 :Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
1930 :Arlen Specter, (Sen-R-PA, 1981- )
1930 :Gerhard R?hm, writer
1931 :Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)
1933 :Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut
1933 :Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)
1934 :Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly-gold-56)
1935 :Ray Manzarek, keyboardist (Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier)
1936 :Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident
1937 :Charles Everett Dumas, Tulsa Ok, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1938 :Johnny Rutherford, auto racer
1938 :Judy Blume, author (Wifey)
1940 :Hank Brown, (Rep-R-CO, 1981-88)
1941 :Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
1942 :Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1942 :Lionel Grigson, professor of jazz
1942 :Rick Frank, rocker
1944 :Desmond Nuttall, English educator
1944 :Jackie Torrence, story teller/artist
1944 :Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)
1945 :Joe Schermie, Madison Wi, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1946 :Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
1949 :Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
1949 :Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)
1950 :Steve Hackett, rock guitarist (Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR)
1951 :Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
1952 :Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
1955 :Arsenio Hall, comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America)
1956 :Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )
1958 :Ruth Guerri, St Louis Mo, playmate (July, 1983)
1959 :Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
1959 :Omar Hakim, drummer (Dire Straits, Weather Report)
1959 :Per Gessle, rocker (Roxette-Joy Ride)
1961 :Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1964 :Michel Petit, St Malo, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965 :Ruben Amaro, US baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
1966 :Boty Goodwin, artist
1968 :Chynna Phillips, LA Calif, vocalist (Wilson Philips-Hold On)
1969 :Shauna Lyn Searles, Miss California USA (1996)
1970 :Bryan Roy, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
1971 :Lincoln Kennedy, tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1971 :Tracy Kennick, Miss Utah USA (1996)
1974 :Ian Mcintyre, Montreal, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1975 :Chris Szarka, CFL full back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1975 :Matt Finkes, linebacker (NY Jets)
1975 :Seth Payne, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)



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