Famous Birthdays for 1st March 2024

1732 – William Cushing, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States, born in Scituate, Massachusetts Bay, British America (d. 1810)
1837 – Andrew Strath, Scottish golfer (British Open 1865), born in St. Andrews, Fife (d. 1868)
1856 – Florimond Fonteyne, Belgian priest and politician (Volkseeuw), born in Houtem (d. 1923)
1900 – Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat (Strofi, Nobel Prize for Literature 1963), born in Vourla, Asia Minor, Ottoman Empire (d. 1971)
1927 – Lusine Amara, American concert and operas soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1950-91), born in Hartford, Connecticut
1943 – Richard H. Price, American physicist
1943 – Franz Hohler, Swiss writer, born in Biel
1946 – Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin], (Diamonds are Forever), born in Santa Rosa, California
1954 – Janis Gill, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo – “Midnight Girl”), born in Torrance, California
1973 – Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ and producer (4 Strings), born in Netherlands

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Famous Birthdays for 29th February 2024

1736 – Ann Lee, American founder of the Shakers, born in Manchester, England (d. 1784)
1784 – Leo von Klenze, German architect (New Hermitage), born in Buchladen (d. 1864)
1884 – Alfred Sendrey, American composer and musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)
1904 – Alan Richardson, Scottish composer and pianist, born in Edinbugh, Scotland (d. 1978)
1944 – Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri, Italian illustrator
1956 – J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
1968 – Gareth Farr, New Zealand percussionist, and composer (From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs; Chemin des Dames), born in Wellington, New Zealand
1972 – Antonio Sabato Jr, actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital)
1980 – Taylor Twellman, American soccer forward (30 caps; New England Revolution), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1984 – Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Stanley Cup 2006, Carolina Hurricanes; Conn Smythe Trophy 2006; NHL All Star 2011; World C’ship gold 2007), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Famous Birthdays for 28th February 2024

1808 – Elias Parish Alvars, British harpist and composer (“Voyage d’un Harpiste en Orient”), born in Teignmouth, England (d. 1849)
1820 – John Tenniel, English cartoonist and illustrator (Punch, Alice in Wonderland), born in London, England (d. 1914)
1824 – Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, born in St. Omer (d. 1897)
1858 – Jacob P. Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries) (d. 1924)
1934 – Willie Bobo [Correa], American jazz percussionist (Evil Ways), born in New York City (d. 1983)
1946 – Robin Cook, British politician (Labour Party MP, 1983-2005, born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2005)
1952 – Eddie Manion, American touring and session rock saxophonist (Asbury Jukes; Disciples of Soul; Bruce Springsteen; Robert Cray), born in Lakehurst, New Jersey
1976 – Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor
1982 – Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
1989 – Angela Baby, Chinese actress, born in Shanghai, China

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Famous Birthdays for 27th February 2024

1649 – Johann Philipp Krieger, German Baroque organist and composer, baptized in the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1725)
1691 – Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (Gentlemen’s Magazine, coined term “magazine”), born in Newton, England (d. 1754)
1891 – Georges Migot, French composer, and poet (Les Agrestide; L’Arche), born in Paris (d. 1976)
1934 – Ralph Nader, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed), born in Winsted, Connecticut
1947 – Ashley Woodcock, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27), born in Adelaide, Australia
1958 – Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer, born in Mpumalanga, South Africa
1961 – James Worthy, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
1966 – Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Kenner, Louisiana
1971 – Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist, born in Purley, London
1975 – Duce Staley, American football running back (Super Bowl 2005, Pittsburgh Steelers) and coach (Detroit Lions ass HC Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions), born in West Columbia, South Carolina

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Famous Birthdays for 26th February 2024

1770 – Antoine Reicha, Czech born French composer and teacher, friend of Beethoven, born in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1836)
1899 – Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
1905 – William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), born in Canton, Missouri (d. 1992)
1906 – Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
1927 – Tom Kennedy, American quiz host (You Don’t Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
1933 – George Tindley, American soul singer and songwriter The Dreams; The Red Caps), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
1933 – Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in New York City (d. 1976)
1945 – Mitch Ryder, American rocker (Detroit Wheels – “Devil With the Blue Dress”), born in Hamtramck, Michigan
1969 – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
1979 – Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer, born in Guimarães, Portugal

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Famous Birthdays for 25th February 2024

1707 – Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and librettist (Belisario, Servant of Two Masters), born in Venice (d. 1793)
1732 – Robert Hudson, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1815)
1877 – Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1935)
1881 – William Z. Foster, American labor organizer and Communist Presidential candidate (1924, 1928 and 1932), born in Taunton, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
1928 – Paul Elvstrøm, Danish yachtsman (4 Olympic gold, Finn class 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Hellerup, Denmark (d. 2016)
1943 – George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”; “Here Comes The Sun”; solo – “If Not For You”; Traveling Wilburys – “Handle With Care”), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)
1953 – Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
1960 – Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie batsman, 2 ODI’s for Australia 1987)
1962 – Foster Sylvers, American singer (Sylvers), born in Pasadena, California
1979 – Jennifer Ferrin, American actress

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Famous Birthdays for 24th February 2024

1909 – Riccardo Freda, Italian film director and screenwriter (Theodora, Slave Empress), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
1922 – Kanwar Rai Singh, Indian cricket batsman (1 Test; Services, Southern Punjab), born in Darkati, India (d. 1993)
1932 – Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
1934 – Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo, Nyasaland (Malawi), Malawi President (2004-2012), (d. 2012)
1938 – Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer (Nike), born in Portland, Oregon
1942 – Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
1942 – Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
1959 – Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
1964 – Todd Field, American actor and film director (Tár), born in Pomona, California
1968 – John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)

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Famous Birthdays for 23rd February 2024

1648 – Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
1787 – Emma Willard, American women’s rights activist and educator who founded the 1st school for women’s higher education in the US, born in Berlin, Connecticut (d. 1870)
1869 – Nadezhda Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Central Committee member, Soviet Minister for Education, wife of Vladimir Lenin), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1939)
1889 – Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz; Gone With The Wind), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)
1891 – Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)
1914 – Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago White Sox), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
1922 – Bill Chappell Jr., American politician (Rep-D-FL, 1969-89), born in Kendrick, Florida (d. 1989)
1928 – David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort, British peer
1941 – Ron Hunt, baseball player
1951 – Debbie Friedman, American singer-songwriter and arranger of Jewish religious music (“Mi Shebeirach”), born in Utica, New York (d. 2011)

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Famous Birthdays for 22nd February 2024

1852 – Pieter Klazes Pel, Dutch physician (Pel-Ebstein fever), born in Smallingerland, Netherlands (d. 1919)
1857 – Robert Baden-Powell, British officer and founder of the modern scouting movement, born in Paddington, London (d. 1941)
1879 – Norman Lindsay, Australian artist and novelist (The Magic Pudding), born in Creswick Victoria (d. 1969)
1896 – Paul Van Ostaijen, Belgian-Dutch poet, writer and critic (Occupied City), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1928)
1917 – Jane Bowles, American writer, born in New York City (d. 1973)
1925 – Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect (d. 1995)
1929 – Rebecca Schull [Wattenberg], American actress (Wings, United 93), born in New York City
1933 – Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -“Native New Yorker”; “Use It Up And Wear It Out”), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
1935 – Ineke Haas-Berger, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Abcoude-Baambrugge, Netherlands
1966 – Suave [Waymond Anderso], American RandB singer (covered The Temptations’ “My Girl”), born in Los Angeles, California

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Famous Birthdays for 21st February 2024

1730 – Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer and painter (d. 1803)
1779 – Friedrich Carl von Savigny, German jurist and legal scholar (historical school of jurisprudence), born in Frankfurt (d. 1861)
1909 – George van Renesse, Dutch pianist and music director, born in Zaamslag, Netherlands (d. 1994)
1910 – Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
1928 – Philip von Schantz, Swedish painter, born in Norrköping, Sweden (d. 1998)
1946 – Anthony Daniels, British actor and mime artist (Star Wars – “C-3PO”), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1969 – Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1992), born in Pfarrwerfen, Austria
1970 – Javier De La Hoya, Mexican-American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Durango, Mexico
1983 – Braylon Edwards, American football wide receiver (Pro Bowl and Second Team All Pro 2007; Cleveland Browns), born in Detroit, Michigan
1984 – David Odonkor, German footballer, born in Bünde, Germany

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