Is February 1st your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 1st? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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February 1st was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 1st Birthdays: Famous Artists
Thomas Cole, British-American painter (Brock’s Monument, Notch of the White Mountains,River in the Caatskills and The Solitary Cross), was born on February 1, 1801.
John Martin (John Ford) Feeney, American film director (The Battle of Midway, December 7, Fort Apache, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, The Informer, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Quiet Man, Rio Grande, The Searchers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Stagecoach) and Academy Award winner (1935, 1940, 1941 and 1943), was born on February 1, 1894.
February 1st Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American professional golfer Debbie Austin was born on February 1, 1948.
Madeline Berthod, Swiss downhill skier and Olympic gold medalist (1956), was born on February 1, 1931.
American professional baseball player Paul Blair (Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees) was born on February 1, 1944.
American professional golfer Jacky Cupit was born on February 1, 1938.
Pierre Jonqueres d’Oriola, French equestrian jumper and Olympic gold medalist (1952 and 1964) was born on February 1, 1920.
Anatoliy Firssov, Russian ice hockey player and Olympic gold medalist (1964, 1968 and 1972), was born on February 1, 1941.
Franco Nones, Italian cross country skier and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on February 1, 1941.
Canadian professional hockey player Wayne Rivers (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues) was born on February 1, 1942.
American professional basketball player Richard J. (Dick) Snyder (Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and St. Louis Hawks) was born on February 1, 1944.
Dave Thompson, American professional football player (Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints), was born on February 1, 1949.
February 1st Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Muriel (Dame Muriel Spark) Camberg, Scottish author (The Abbess of Crewe, Aiding and Abetting, The Bachelors, The Comforters, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Finishing School, The Girls of Slender Means, Loitering with Intent, The Mandelbaum Gate, Memento Mori, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Reality and Dreams and The Takeover), was born on February 1, 1918.
James Mercer Langston Hughes, American poet (Dear Lovely Death, Fields of Wonder, Fine Clothes to the Jew, Freedom’s Plow, Montage of a Dream Deferred, One-Way Ticket, Shakespeare in Harlem and The Weary Blues), playwright (Black Nativity, Don’t You Want to be Free, Jericho-Jim Crow, Mulatto, Simply Heavenly and Troubled Island) and author (The Best of Simple, I Wonder as I Wander, Laughing to Keep from Crying, Not Without Laughter, Simple Speaks His Mind and Tambourines to Glory), was born on February 1, 1902. Langston Hughes has been called “The O. Henry of Harlem.”
American cartoonist (The New Yorker), author (Around the World in Eighty Days, Baby It’s Cold Inside, The Beauty Part , Horse Feathers, The Ill-Tempered Clavichord, Monkey Business, One Touch of Venus, The Rising Gorge, The Road to Miltown or Under the Spreading Atrophy, Strictly from Hunger and Westward Ha) and Academy Award winner (1956) Sidney Joseph (S.J.) Perelman was born on February 1, 1904.
February 1st Birthdays: Famous Performers
Michael Wayne (Mike) Campbell, American rock guitarist (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), was born on February 1, 1950.
American punk rock singer Christine (Exene) Cervenka (X) was born on February 1, 1956.
Lauren Katherine Conrad, American fashion designer and television personality (The Hills and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County), was born on February 1, 1986.
American pop, rock and country music guitarist and singer Isaac Donald (Don) Everly (The Everly Brothers) was born on February 1, 1937. Don Everly was the son of musician Ike Everly and brother to singer Phil Everly.
American actress Sheryl Ann (Sherilyn) Fenn (Diary of a Hitman, Fatal Instinct, Of Mice and Men, Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart andThe Wild Life) was born on February 1, 1965.
William Clark Gable, American actor (Band of Angels, China Seas, Gone with the Wind, The Hucksters, It Happened One Night, It Started in Naples, The Misfits, Mogambo, Mutiny on the Bounty, Painted Desert Run Silent Run Deep, Saratoga, Soldier of Fortune and Teacher’s Pet) and Academy Award winner (1934), was born on February 1, 1901. Actress Carole Lombard was one of Clark Gable’s five wives. Clark Gable has been called “The King of the Movies.”
American actor Michael Carlisle Hall (Dexter and Six Feet Under) was born on February 1, 1971.
Sherman Alexander Hemsley, American actor (All in the Family, Amen, Dinosaurs, The Jeffersons, Love at First Bite and Mr. Nanny), was born on February 1, 1938.
Irish cellist, orchestral conductor and operatic composer (Babes in Toyland and Naughty Marietta) Victor August Herbert was born on February 1, 1859. Victor Herbert’s most popular song was probably “Ah Sweet Mystery of Life – At Last I’ve Found You.”
James Ambrose (Rick James) Johnson, Jr., American R&B, soul, funk and rock singer (“Big Time,” “Bustin’ Out,” “Come into My Life,” “Fool on the Street,” “Garden of Love,” “Give It to Me Baby,” “Love Gun,” “Street Songs” and “Super Freak”), was born on February 1, 1948.
Terence Graham Parry (Terry) Jones, Welsh comedian, screenwriter (Erik the Viking, Labyrinth, Secrets and The Wind in the Willows) and actor (Monty Python’s Flying Circus), was born on February 1, 1942.
American actor (City Guys, Freaks and Geeks, Grounded for Life, Highway to Hell, Just Like Dad, Maybe It’s Me, The O.J. Simpson Story and Shortcuts) Jarrett Lennon Kaufman was born on February 1, 1982.
Brian Jeffrey Krause, American actor (Charmed, Nowhere to Hide, Return to the Blue Lagoon and Sleepwalkers), was born on February 1, 1969.
American blues slide guitarist Sonny Landreth was born on February 1, 1951. Sonny Landreth has played with Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Charles, Eric Clapton, Steve Conn, Little Feat, The Goners, Mike Gordon, Buddy Guy, John Hiatt, John Mayall, Waterline, Bernie Worrell and other artists.
American actor Brandon Bruce Lee (The Crow and Showdown in Little Tokyo) was born on February 1, 1965. Brandon Lee was the son of martial artist and brother to actress Shannon Lee.
Brazilian Gospel singer Assiria Seixas Lemos (“O Amor Verdadeiro”) was born on February 1, 1960.
Babbie Mason, American Gospel and contemporary Christian singer (“Each One Reach One,” “For the Cause of Christ,” “God Has Another Plan,” “Love Is the More Excellent Way,” “The Only Hope,” “This Heart of Mine” “A World of Difference” and “With All My Heart”), was born on February 1, 19–.
Delano Floyd (Del) McCoury, American country music guitarist and singer (The Del McCoury Band), was born on February 1, 1939. Del McCoury is the father of country music mandolin player and singer Ronnie McCoury and country music banjo player and singer Rob McCoury.
American comedian and actor (Almost Blue, The Anderson Tapes, Diff’rent Strokes, Hill Street Blues, Hunter, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Jeffersons, Martin, Roc, Saturday Night Live and The Stuff) Garrett Gonzalez Morris was born on February 1, 1937.
Charles William (Bill or Billy) Mumy, Jr., American actor (Babylon 5 , Bless the Beasts and Children, Lost in Space, Palm Springs Weekend, Rascal, The Rockford Files, Sunshine and Twilight Zone – The Movie), television personality (Biography), and musician (Barnes & Barnes), was born on February 1, 1954.
Antwan Andre (Big Boi) Patton, American rap artist (Outkast), was born on February 1, 1975.
Toby Penner, American Christian rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jake), was born on February 1, 1976. Toby Penner is brother to twin brothers and singers Josh Penner and Marty Penner.
American rock singer Lisa Marie Presley (“Dirty Laundry,” “Idiot,” “In the Ghetto,” “Lights Out” and “Sinking in”) was born on February 1, 1968. Lisa Marie Presley is the daughter of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley.
American jazz saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman was born on February 1, 1969.
Linus William Roache, British actor (Batman Begins, Before the Rains, Beyond Borders, Coronation Street, Kidnapped, Law & Order, No Surrender, RFK, Venice Project andThe Wings of the Dove), was born on February 1, 1964. Linus Roach is the son of actors William Roache and Anna Cropper.
American country music singer Julie Roberts (“Break Down Here,” “The Chance,” “Girl Next Door,” “Men & Mascara” and “Wake Up Older”) was born on February 1, 1979.
Joseph Leslie (Joe) Sample, American jazz pianist, keyboardist and songwriter (The Crusaders and The Jazz Crusaders), was born on February 1, 1939.
Ray Sawyer, American rock singer (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show), was born on February 1, 1937.
American pop guitarist and singer Robert Castle (Bob Shane) Schoen (The Kingston Trio) was born on February 1, 1934.
George Beverly (Bev) Shea, American singer and hymnwriter, was born on February 1, 1909. Bev Shea is perhaps best known for singing “How Great Thou Art” and other hymns at Billy Graham Evangelistic Association crusades.
Paul Montgomery (Pauly) Shore, American comedian, television personality (Totally Pauly) and actor (Bio-Dome, Encino Man, In the Army Now, Jury Duty, Pauly, Son in Law and The Bogus Witch Project), was born on February 1, 1968.
Italian operatic soprano Ersilia Clotilde (Renata) Tebaldi (Mefistofele and Otello), was born on February 1, 1922.
Denise (Nissi or Nee-C) Walls-Allen, American R&B, Gospel and contemporary Christian singer (Anointed), was born on February 1, 19–.
Ron Welty, American punk rock drummer (The Offspring and Steady Ground), was born on February 1, 1971.
American actor Stuart Maxwell Whitman (All American, An American Dream, Brigadoon, Cimarron Strip, The Comancheros, The Decks Ran Red, Delta Fox, Francis of Assisi, The Longest Day, The Mark, Murder Inc., Omega Cop, Private Wars, Rio Conchos, Sands of the Kalahari, Shatter, The White Buffalo, Silver Lode, The Sound and the Fury, Ten North Frederick, These Thousand Hills, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Trial by Jury and When Worlds Collide) was born on February 1, 1928.
Patrick George (Pat) Wilson, American alternative rock drummer (The Special Goodness and Weezer), was born on February 1, 1969.
February 1st Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Emilio Gino Segre, Italian atomic physicist and Nobel Prize winner (1959), was born on February 1, 1905.
February 1st Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Princess Stephanie Marie Elisabeth Grimaldi, Princess of Monaco, was born on February 1, 1965. Princess Stephanie is the daughter of Monaco Prince Rainier III and actress Grace Kelly. She is also the sister of Princess Caroline and Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Anastasio (Tacho) Somoza, President of Nicaragua, was born on February 1, 1896.
Russian President Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was born on February 1, 1931.
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