Birthdays of Personalities on February 5

xxxx :Jason Bieler, rock guitarist (Saigon Kick-New World)
1589 :Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
1626 :Marie de S?vign?, Paris, letter-writer (Portrait in Letters)
1723 :John Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence
1744 :John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist
1753 :Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot
1770 :Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary)
1775 :Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
1778 :Robert Peel, British PM (1834-46)/founder (Tories)
1788 :Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)
1788 :Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British conservative premier/founder (Bobbies)
1799 :John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
1804 :Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
1833 :John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)
1837 :Dwight Lyman Moody, US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)
1840 :Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
1840 :John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
1848 :Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], US female outlaw (wild west)
1848 :Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
1856 :Otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)
1860 :Jackson Showalter, 1st US chess champion (1888-92, 1895-97, 1906-0?)
1866 :Arthur Keith, Scottish anthropologist
1866 :Henri [Hendrik J] Hall, Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
1867 :Casper A Lingbeek, vicar/Dutch MP (HSP, 1925..37)
1871 :Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
1878 :Andr?-Gustave Citro?n, France, auto maker
1881 :Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
1887 :A P G?tersloh, writer
1891 :Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
1892 :George Saiko, writer
1893 :Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
1900 :Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), pres candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
1903 :Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
1903 :Joan Whitney Payson, owner (NY Mets & horse stables)
1903 :Nathaniel Owings, Indianapolis, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears)
1907 :Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
1907 :Norton Simon, business executive (Simon & Schuster)
1907 :Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
1910 :Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
1913 :Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
1914 :Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
1914 :William S Burroughs, St Louis, novelist (Naked Lunch)
1915 :Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist
1919 :Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
1921 :John M Pritchard, London England, conductor
1924 :Robert Lynn, anarchist
1926 :Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, NYC, publisher (NY Times)
1928 :Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
1928 :Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
1929 :Fred Sinowatz, (SP?), chancellor of Austria (1983-86)
1933 :Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
1934 :Hank Aaron, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)
1935 :Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
1935 :John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander S Africa army 1980- )
1937 :Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
1937 :Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
1938 :Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
1938 :John Guare, US writer (6? of Separation, Atlantic City, Taking Off)
1939 :Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book)
1940 :H R Giger, artist, special effects designer, (Alien)
1941 :Barrett Strong, Detroit, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want)
1941 :Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
1942 :Cory Wells, Buffalo NY, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1942 :Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
1943 :Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
1943 :Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
1943 :Nolan Bushnell, founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)
1943 :Sven Johnson, rocker (Tangerine Dream
1944 :Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1944 :Cory Wells, rocker
1944 :J R Cobb, Birmingham Ala, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV)
1947 :Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)
1948 :Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], Atlanta, (Stuntman, Shy People)
1948 :David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1948 :Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
1948 :Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
1949 :David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
1949 :Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)
1949 :Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)
1950 :Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
1954 :Roseanne Katan, Jamacia, playmate (Sep, 1978)
1955 :Debra Jo Fondren, Los Angeles Cal, playmate of year (September, 1977)
1957 :Craig Wilson, Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olym-silver-84, 88)
1960 :William John Readings, literary theorist
1962 :Duff McKagan, [Michael], Seattle Wash, bassist (Guns & Roses)
1962 :Tommy Skeoch, rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
1965 :Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
1968 :Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
1968 :Roberto Alomar, Salinas Puerto Rico, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1969 :Bobby Brown, Roxbury Ma, vocalist (Ghostbusters, Don't Be Cruel)
1970 :Forey Duckett, NFL/WLAF cornerback/safety (Saints, Scot Claymores)
1971 :Dennis Hall, Milwaukee, 125? lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)
1971 :Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1972 :Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
1972 :Erin Phillips, Mexico Missouri, Miss America-Missouri (1996)
1972 :Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
1973 :Israel Raybon, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1973 :Laura Espinoza-Watson, Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets)
1973 :Richard Matvichuk, Ft Saskatchewan C, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1975 :Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1975 :Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
1978 :Kristina Cherina, Miss Croatia Universe (1997)



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