Famous Birthdays for 8th February 2024

1741 – André Grétry, French opera composer, born in Prince-Bishopric of Liège (now Belgium) (d. 1813)
1807 – Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist, born in Bloomsbury, London (d. 1894)
1882 – George Siegmann, American actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), born in New York City (d. 1928)
1884 – Reginald “Snowy” Baker, Australian boxer (Olympic silver middleweight 1908), rugby union halfback (2 caps) and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1953)
1897 – Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, born in Hyderabad, Hyderabad State (d. 1969)
1921 – Lana Turner, American pin-up model and actress (Peyton Place; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Imitation of Life), born in Wallace, Idaho (d. 1995)
1937 – David Montgomery, American born photographer known for his images of the 1960s, born in Brooklyn, New York
1949 – Scott Allen, American skater (Olympic bronze 1964)
1959 – Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis star
1987 – Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater (5X European Champion; World Champion, 2012; Olympic bronze, 2014), born in Bolzano, Italy

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