Birthdays of Personalities on February 18

1404 :Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)
1516 :Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)
1559 :Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian
1609 :Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)
1677 :Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
1743 :Count Alessandro Volta, Como Italy, physicist
1745 :Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, inventor (battery)
1775 :Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
1781 :Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary
1790 :Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician
1795 :George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist
1805 :Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
1815 :Henri Leys, Flemish painter
1817 :Lewis Addison Armistead, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1817 :Walter Page Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1829 :Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1833 :James Deshler, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1836 :Ramakrishna, Hooghly Bengal, Hindu saint (preached unity of religions)
1836 :Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji], Indian mystic/hindu leader
1838 :Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist
1844 :Willem Maris, Dutch painter (Hague School)
1848 :Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassmaker (stained glass windows)
1849 :Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer/politician (Garman og Worse)
1853 :August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
1857 :Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
1858 :Louise M A, princess of Belgium
1859 :Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)
1860 :Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
1875 :Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
1887 :Nikos Kasandsakis, writer
1889 :Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
1890 :Boris L Pasternak, Russian poet/writer (Dr Zhivago) [NS]
1890 :Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
1892 :Wendell Wilkie, presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World)
1894 :Andres Segovia, guitarist, Linares, Spain
1895 :George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
1895 :Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II)
1896 :Andr? Breton, France, surrealist poet/writer (founder of surr?alism)
1898 :Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
1898 :K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
1899 :Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
1903 :Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)
1907 :Harm van Riel, Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party)
1909 :Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
1909 :Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
1912 :Heinz K?hn, German premier (North-Rhine Westphalia)
1913 :Artur Axmann, nazi youth leader
1914 :Edward George Edwards, chemist
1914 :Pee Wee King, Milwaukee Wisc, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song)
1916 :Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
1916 :Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montr?al (1954- )
1920 :Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
1922 :Eric Gairy, premier (Grenada)
1922 :Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Me, author/publisher (Cosmopolitan)
1924 :G?nter Haese, German sculptor/graphic artist (Guggenheim prize 1967)
1927 :John W Warner, (Sen-R-VA, 1979- ), married Liz Taylor
1928 :Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
1929 :Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
1930 :Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
1931 :Johnny Hart, cartoonist
1931 :Maxwell Thurman, US General
1931 :Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
1931 :Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
1933 :Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
1933 :Elisabeth S "Elly" Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano
1933 :Yoko Ono Lennon, [Mrs John Lennon], Tokyo Japan, vocalist(?)
1934 :Aldo Ceccato, Milan Italy, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77)
1936 :Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
1936 :Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher
1938 :Elke Erb, writer
1938 :Manny Mota, baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1939 :Claude Ake, political scientist
1941 :David Blue, [Cohen], Providence RI, rocker (Cupid's Arrow)
1941 :Herb Santiago, vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall)
1941 :Irma Thomas, [Lee], US vocalist (It's Raining)
1947 :Carlos A Lopes, Portugal, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1947 :Dennis De Young, Chicago Il, vocalist (Styx-Its Raining Again)
1947 :Eliot L Engel, (Rep-D-NY)
1947 :Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
1948 :Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
1952 :Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], Virginia, vocalist (Angel of the Morning)
1952 :Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
1953 :Derek Pellicci, rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way)
1953 :Robin Bachman, Winnipeg, guitarist (BTO-You Aint Seen Nothing Yet)
1957 :Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)
1957 :Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
1958 :Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-silver-1988)
1963 :Rob Andrew, English rugby player
1964 :Kevin Tapani, Des Moines IA, pitcher (Chic White Sox, Minn Twins)
1965 :Peter Martini, journalist
1966 :Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1967 :Colin Jackson, Cardiff England, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1967 :John Valentin, Mineola NY, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
1967 :Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1967 :Roberto Baggio
1969 :Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
1969 :Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
1970 :Tyler Green, US baseball pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1971 :Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)
1972 :Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1972 :Marc Lillibridge, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 :Shani Lynn Nielsen, New Albany IN, Miss America (Indiana-Top 10-1997)
1976 :Jason Podollan, Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1976 :Volker Schenk, WLAF RB (Frankfurt Galaxy)



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