Birthdays of Personalities on February 28

1533 :Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher
1552 :Jobst B?rgi, [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician
1573 :Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)
1663 :Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)
1683 :Ren?-Antoine de R?aumur, France, biologist/engineer
1690 :Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Peter the Great
1712 :Louis Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-V?ran, France, general
1750 :Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
1764 :Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist
1771 :French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
1786 :D Fran?ois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
1792 :Henriette ALF countess d'Oultremont de W?gimont, wife of King Willem I
1792 :Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist
1797 :Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)
1797 :W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)
1799 :Johann von D?llinger, German Old Catholic theologian/historian
1810 :Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian
1812 :Berthold Auerbach, German author (Schwarzw?lder Dorfgeschichten)
1817 :James Craig, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1820 :John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)
1822 :Matthew Duncan Ector, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1823 :Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
1824 :Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist
1824 :John Creed Moore, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1825 :Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1833 :Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal
1850 :Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist)
1858 :Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
1865 :Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)
1865 :Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
1866 :Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]
1882 :Jos? Vasconcelos, Oaxaca M?xico, politician/essayist/philosopher
1886 :Jos? Guti?rrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)
1886 :Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
1887 :William Zorach, Lithuania, US sculptor (Spirit of the Dance)
1890 :Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)
1893 :Ben Hecht, NYC, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page)
1895 :Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
1896 :Philip Showalter Hench, Pittsburgh, physician (cortisone-Nobel)
1899 :Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist
1900 :Laura Z Hobson, writer
1901 :Linus Pauling, chemist/peace worker (Nobel 1954, 1962)
1901 :Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)
1905 :Glyn Jones, writer
1906 :Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas
1907 :Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)
1909 :Stephen Harold Spender, Engld, poet/critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness)
1911 :Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)
1915 :Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)
1917 :Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer
1917 :John B Connally, (Gov/Sen-D/R-Tx), took a bullet with JFK
1920 :Edward Kassner, music publisher
1920 :Jim Olin, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
1920 :Marjorie M Sweeting, English geomorphologist
1924 :Robert A Roe, (Rep-D-NJ, 1969- )
1926 :Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author (My Life)
1927 :Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
1927 :John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
1928 :Smokey The Bear
1929 :Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Okla City)
1930 :Frank Malzone, baseball player
1930 :Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
1931 :Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)
1931 :Jack Thieuloy, writer
1932 :Brian Moore, British commentator (Big Match)
1934 :Willie Bobo, NYC, jazz drummer (Cos)
1938 :Martin Olav Sabo, (Rep-D-MN, 1979- )
1939 :Tommy Tune, Wichita Falls Tx, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend)
1940 :Mario Andretti, race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500)
1941 :Alice May Brock, author
1941 :Marty Sanders, rock vocalist
1942 :Brian Jones, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1943 :Hans F Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-)
1945 :Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)
1947 :Stephanie Beacham, England, (Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys)
1948 :Willie Donnell Smith
1951 :Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)
1952 :Eddie Manion, saxophonist
1952 :Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
1953 :Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1955 :Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)
1955 :Randy Jackson, New Orleans, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want)
1957 :Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack)
1957 :Ian Stanley, keyboardist
1957 :Phil Gould, rock percussionist (Level 42-Hot Water)
1958 :Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)
1958 :Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
1959 :Sydney P Mufamadi, South African leader (SACP)
1960 :Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver BC, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina)
1962 :Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
1962 :Steve Tsujiura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1965 :Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1966 :Erik van Kessel, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1966 :Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1967 :Marcus Lillington, rock guitarist (Breathe-All I Need)
1968 :J T Snow, US baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, Calif Angels)
1968 :Mike Milchin, Knoxville TN, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1969 :Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
1970 :Jan Varholik, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
1970 :Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
1973 :Demetrice Martin, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
1973 :Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 :Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)
1974 :Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1974 :Michael Swift, WLAF CB (Rhein Fire)
1977 :Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Kings)
1977 :Debbie Koegel, Norristown Pa, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov)
1978 :Marissa Perez, Miss Connecticut Teen USA (1996)



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