Is February 13th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 13th? 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 13th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 13th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (Ecstasy of St. Francis andFortune Teller), was born on February 13, 1682.
Oliver Smith, American Broadway theater (Brigadoon, Camelot, Hello Dolly,My Fair Lady, On the Town and The Sound of Music) and film (The Band Wagon, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma and Porgy and Bess) set designer, was born on February 13, 1918.
American Regionalist painter Grant Wood (American Gothic, Daughters of the Revolution,Dinner for Threshers, Fall Plowing,Family Doctor, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,Stone City and Young Corn) was born on February 13, 1891. Grant Wood’s most famous painting is American Gothic. CTRL-click here to view samples of Grant Wood’s artwork online in a new window.
February 13th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Salvatore Leonard (Sal) Bando, American professional baseball player (Kansas City Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics), was born on February 13, 1944.
American professional golfer Patty Berg was born on February 13, 1918.
Peter Paul (Pete) Castiglione, American professional baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals), was born on February 13, 1921.
American professional golfer Tommy Jacobs was born on February 13, 1935.
Leamon King, American relay runner and Olympic gold medalist (1956), was born on February 13, 1936.
American professional football player Randall Gene (Randy) Moss (New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings) was born on February 13, 1977.
Sulo Nurmela, Finnish skier and Olympic gold medalist (1936), was born on February 13, 1908.
Helen Stephens, American runner and Olympic gold medalist (1936), was born on February 13, 1918.
February 13th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French editor (L’Express) and author (The American Challenge, The Chosen and the Choice and Lieutenent en Algerie), was born on February 13, 1924.
Belgian novelist Georges Simenon (The Cat, Intimate Memoirs and The Stain on the Snow) was born on February 13, 1903.
American aviator and author (Yeager) Chuck Yeager was born on February 13, 1923. Chuck Yeager was the first pilot to break the sound barrier. Actor Sam Shepard portrayed Chuck Yeager in the 1983 motion picture, The Right Stuff, based on the 1979 Tom Wolfe book.
February 13th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
American wilderness clothing and outdoor gear merchandiser and catalog sales entrepreneur Leon Leonwood (L.L.) Bean (L.L. Bean Company) was born on February 13, 1873.
February 13th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Gene Ames, American pop singer (The Ames Brothers), was born on February 13, 1925. Gene Ames’ brothers were singers Ed Ames, Joe Ames and Vic Ames.
Scottish rock bassist Anthony Earle Peter (Tony) Butler (Big Country) was born on February 13, 1957. Tony Butler has played with Roger Daltrey, On the Air, The Pretenders, Pete Townshend and other artists.
Feodor Chaliapin, Russian operatic singer, was born on February 13, 1873.
American operatic soprano Eileen Farrell (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera) was born on February 13, 1920.
Ernest Jennings (Tennessee Ernie Ford) Ford, American Gospel and country music singer (“The Ballad of Davy Crockett,” “The Cry of the Wild Goose,” “The Honeymoon’s Over,” “In the Middle of an Island,” “Mister and Mississippi,” “Mule Train,” “The Roving Gambler,” “Shot Gun Boogie,” “Sixteen Tons” and “That’s All”), was born on February 13, 1919.
American actress Jean Muir Fullarton (The Constant Nymph, Dance Charlie Dance, Her Husband’s Secretary, Oil for the Lamps of China and The World Changes) was born on February 13, 1911.
British rock singer Peter Gabriel (Genesis) was born on February 13, 1950. Peter Gabriel’s solo hit singles include “Big Time,” “Down to Earth,” “Red Rain” and “Sledgehammer.”
Henry Lawrence (Henry Rollins) Garfield, American comedian, punk rock singer (Black Flag and Rollins Band), actor (The Alibi, The Chase, Feast, Heat, Jack Frost, Jackass Number Two, Jackass The Movie, Johnny Mnemonic and Lost Highway), radio personality (Harmony In My Head,) and television personality (Jackass and MTV’s 12 Minutes), was born on February 13, 1961.
American rock bassist Todd Harrell (Three Doors Down or 3 Doors Down) was born on February 13, 1974.
Peter (Hooky) Hook, British punk rock bassist (Joy Division), was born on February 13, 1956.
American model and actress Kelly Ann Hu (The Bold and the Beautiful, The Doors, Growing Pains, Martial Law and Nash Bridges) was born on February 13, 1968.
Carole Ann (Carol Lynley) Jones, American actress (Blue Denim, Bunny Lake Is Missing, Fantasy Island, Harlow, Hound-Dog Man, The Poseidon Adventure, Return to Peyton Place, Spirits, The Stripper and Under the Yum Yum Tree) and television personality (Here’s Hollywood), was born on February 13, 1942.
American jazz trumpeter, singer and songwriter Joseph Matthews (Wingy) Mannone (“Downright Disgusted Blues,” “Nickel in the Slot,” “Tailgate Ramble,” “Tar Paper Stomp” and “There’ll Come a Time – Wait and See”) was born on February 13, 1900.
Neal McDonough, American actor (Band of Brothers, Desperate Housewives, The Hitcher, Minority Report and Star Trek: First Contact), was born on February 13, 1966.
Dotty McGuire, American pop singer (The McGuire Sisters), was born on February 13, 1930. Dotty McGuire’s sisters are singers Christine McGuire and Phyllis McGuire.
David Naughton, American actor (An American Werewolf in London, At Ease, Bodybags, Makin’ It, My Sister Sam and Overexposed), was born on February 13, 1951. David Naughton is the brother of actor James Naughton.
American actress Marilyn Pauline (Kim) Novak (Bell Book and Candle, Falcon Crest, Liebestraum and Vertigo) was born on February 13, 1933.
British actor Robert Oliver Reed (The Devils, Hannibal Brooks, The Jokers, Oliver, The Prince and the Pauper, The Three Musketeers, The Triple Echo, Tommy, Castaway, Gladiator and Women in Love) was born on February 13, 1938.
Matthew (Matt) Salinger, American actor (Captain America, Revenge of the Nerds and What Dreams May Come) and film producer (Let the Devil Wear Black and Mojave Moon), was born on February 13, 1960. Matt Salinger is the son of author J.D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye) and brother to author Margaret Salinger (Dream Catcher).
George Segal, American actor (The Bridge at Remagen, Just Shoot Me, King Rat, Look Who’s Talking Now, Taking the Heat, A Touch of Class and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf), was born on February 13, 1934.
Gerald Norman (Jerry) Springer, American television personality (America’s Got Talent and The Jerry Springer Show) and former Cincinnati mayor, was born on February 13, 1944.
American actress Susan (Stockard Channing) Stockard (A Day in the Life of Joe Egg, Le Divorce, Grease, Heartburn, Moll Flanders, Six Degrees of Separation. Smok,. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, Up Close and Personal, The West Wing and Without a Trace) was born on February 13, 1944.
Mena Suvari, American model and actress (American Beauty, American Pie, American Pie 2, Boy Meets World, Day of the Dead, ER, Loser, The Musketeer, Six Feet Under, Spun and Stuck), was born on February 13, 1979.
Bo Svenson, Swedish actor (Blue Sky, Delta Force, Heartbreak Ridge, North Dallas Forty and Private Obsession), was born on February 13, 1941.
American rock bassist and singer Peter Halsten (Peter Tork) Thorkelson (The Monkees) was born on February 13, 1942.
Frederick Brandon (Freedom) Williams, American hip hop singer (C+C Music Factory), was born on February 13, 1966.
Robert Peter (Robbie) Williams, British pop singer (Take That), was born on February 13, 1974. Robbie Williams’ hit singles include “Eternity,” “Millenium,” “Radio,” “Rock DJ,” “She’s the One,” “It’s Only Us,” “The Road to Mandalay” and “Somethin’ Stupid.”
February 13th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Sir Joseph Bank, British naturalist, was born on February 13, 1743. Sir Joseph Banks circled the globe with explorer Captain James Cook, classifying various botanical species. The Banksia plant genus bears his name.
John Hunter, British surgeon and pathological anatomy pioneer, was born on February 13, 1728.
American physicist, radio and computer technology pioneer and Nobel Prize winner (1956) William Bradford Shockley (Bell Telephone Laboratories) was born on February 13, 1910. William Shockley helped to produce the first semiconductor. William Shockley became a controversial figure in the 1960s and 1970s for airing his own prejudicial opinions about human evolution and race.
February 13th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Paul Biya, President of Cameroon, was born on February 13, 1933.
Panamanian President Omar Torrijos Herrera was born on February 13, 1929.
Robert Houghwout Jackson, American jurist and 84th U.S. Supreme Court Justice, was born on February 13, 1892.
French Prime Minister Edouard Mortier was born on February 13, 1768.
Georgios Papandreou, Greek Premier, was born on February 13, 1888.
Elizabeth Virginia Wallace (Bess) Truman, American First Lady (to 33rd U.S. President Harry S. Truman), was born on February 13, 1885.
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