Birthdays of Personalities on February 19

xxxx :Clay Anthony, rocker (Junkyard-Blooze Hot Rod)
1473 :Nicolaus Copernicus, Tor?n, Poland, astronomer (heliocentrism)
1532 :Jean-Antoine de Ba?f, French poet (Les amours de M?line)
1588 :Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
1611 :Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
1683 :Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
1751 :Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician/patriot
1755 :Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies
1780 :Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)
1817 :Willem III, last male King of Netherlands (1849-90)
1819 :Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
1821 :Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)
1824 :Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educator [NS=Mar 2]
1827 :Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855
1828 :Johannes von Miquel, German politician
1833 :?lie Ducommun, Switzerland, writer/pacifist (Nobel 1902)
1843 :Adelina Patti, Madrid Spain, opera soprano (Lucio)
1859 :Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
1863 :Augusto Bernardino Legu?a y Salcedo, president of Per? (1908, 1919)
1864 :Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture (Work Law of 1911)
1865 :Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)
1865 :Sven Hedin, Sweden, scientist/explorer (Tibet)
1877 :Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
1881 :Evert Gorter, founder of Dutch medical child care
1881 :Paul Zech, writer
1889 :Jos? Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
1893 :Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Scrittori d'Oggi)
1894 :Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
1898 :Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
1900 :Giorgos Seferis, writer
1901 :Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
1902 :John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps)
1903 :Kay Boyle, St Paul Minn, novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
1904 :Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
1906 :Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
1912 :Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
1912 :Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher
1912 :Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
1915 :John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
1916 :Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
1917 :Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
1920 :Frances K Bairstow, educator/labor relations consultant
1921 :Andries Treurnicht, [Dr No], founder (S Afr Conservative Party)
1922 :Beant Singh, politiician
1924 :Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)
1925 :Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1927 :Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
1932 :Joseph P Kerwin, Oak Park Ill, Capt Med Corps USN/astro (Skylab 2)
1934 :Julian Belfrage, theatre Agent
1936 :Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist
1940 :Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me)
1940 :William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (& Miracles-Being With You)
1941 :Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
1942 :Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
1943 :Lou Christie, [Lugee Sacco], Penn, vocalist (Lightning Striking Again)
1944 :Jan Bart Klaster, mythologist (Slogan)
1945 :Thomas Brasch, writer
1946 :Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy)
1946 :Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
1947 :Peter Bird, ocean rower
1948 :Byron K Lichtenburg, Stroudsburg Pa, astronaut (STS 9, STS 45)
1948 :Mark Andes, Philadelphia Pa, rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball)
1948 :Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
1949 :Edward Hardin, NYC, rock guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)
1950 :Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
1952 :Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
1954 :Frances Bucholz, rocker (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
1954 :Jamie West-Oram, rock guitarist (Fixx)
1956 :George David Low, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43)
1956 :Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
1957 :Dave "Smoke" Stewart, Oakland Calif, pitcher (Oakland Athletic)
1957 :Falco, [John Hoelcel], rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus)
1957 :Johann Hoelzel Falco, musician
1957 :Paul Dean, guitarist
1960 :Holly Johnson, England, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
1960 :Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, S Africa head (Inkatha Youth Brigade)
1960 :Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
1960 :Vicki Lynn Lasseter Iola Kansas, playmate (Feb, 1981)
1962 :Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)
1963 :Seal, English vocalist/songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose)
1964 :Doug Aldrich, rocker
1965 :Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
1966 :Peter Douris, Toronto, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1966 :Prince Markie D, [Mark Morale], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
1967 :Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
1968 :Frank Watkins, US heavy metalist bass (Obituary, Cause of Death)
1968 :Rob Dimaio, Calgary, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers)
1971 :Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
1971 :Becky Dyroen-Lancer, San Jose Calif, synchro swimmer (Oly-gold-96)
1972 :Andrey Pchelyakov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1973 :Masafumi Kawaguchi, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 :Tommy Bennett, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
1975 :Paul Frey, Boston MA, dance skater (& Ponte-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
1975 :Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1989 :L A Baby orangutan, at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle



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