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Is February 14th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 14th? 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 14th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 14th Birthdays: Famous Artists
Pietro Francesco (Cavalli) Caletti-Bruni, Italian operatic composer (Ercole Amante and Xerxes), was born on February 14, 1602.
British film director Sir Alan William Parker (Bugsy Malone, The Commitments, The Evacuees, Evita, Fame, Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning and Pink Floyd The Wall) was born on February 14, 1944.
British pre-Raphaelite painter (The Broken Idol, The Emperor Theophilus Chooses His Wife, The Goose Girl, The Queen Was in the Parlour and A Versailles) and playwright (Cousin Dick and Monsieur le Duc) Valentine Cameron (Val) Prinsep was born on February 14, 1838.
February 14th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Drew Bledsoe, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots), was born on February 14, 1972.
Canadian professional hockey player Joseph Andre Bernard (Boom Boom) Geoffrion (Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers) was born on February 14, 1931.
Wayne Woodrow (Woody) Hayes, legendary American collegiate football coach (Ohio State University), was born on February 14, 1913.
American professional golfer Junius Joseph (Jay) Hebert was born on February 14, 1923.
American professional football player James Edward (Jim) Kelly (Buffalo Bills and Houston Gamblers) was born on February 14, 1960.
Reiner Klimke, German equestrian dressage rider and Olympic gold medalist (1984), was born on February 14, 1936.
American professional football player Steve McNair (Baltimore Ravens, Houston Oilers, Tennessee Oilers and Tennessee Titans) was born on February 14, 1973. Steve McNair has often been called “Air McNair.”
American professional golfer Robert (Bob) Murphy was born on February 14, 1943.
Ludmila Pinayeva, Russian kayaker and Olympic gold medalist (1964, 1968 and 1972), was born on February 14, 1936.
Mexican race car driver Ricardo Rodriguez was born on February 14, 1942. Ricardo Rodriguez’ brother is race car driver Pedro Rodriguez.
American professional golfer Mary Kathryn (Mickey) Wright was born on February 14, 1935.
February 14th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Mel Allen, American radio and television sportscaster (This Week in Baseball), was born on February 14, 1913. Mel Allen was known as “The Voice of the New York Yankees.”
Carl Bernstein, American journalist (The Washington Post) and author (All the President’s Men, The Final Days, His Holiness: John Paul II & the History of Our Time and A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton) was born on February 14, 1944. Actor Dustin Hoffman portrayed Carl Bernstein, investigating the 1974 Watergate scandal with his colleague Bob Woodward (played by actor Robert Redford), in the 1976 motion picture All the President’s Men.
Hugh Downs, American television personality (20/20, Concentration, The Jack Paar Show and Today), was born on February 14, 1921.
American drama critic, editor (American Mercury,American Spectator,New YorkHerald, New YorkJournal-American and Smart Set) and author (Autobiography of an Attitude, The Critic and the Drama , The Magic Mirror,Mr. George Jean Nathan Presents, Since Ibsen, The Testament of a Critic and The World of George Jean Nathan) George Jean Nathan was born on February 14, 1882.
Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragist and author (The Story of a Pioneer), was born on February 14, 1847.
Ira F. Stanphill, American Assemblies of God pastor and songwriter (“Room at the Cross”), was born on February 14, 1914.
February 14th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., American inventor of the Ferris Wheel, was born on February 14, 1859.
Jimmy Hoffa, American labor leader, was born on February 14, 1913.
American pilot and flight instructor Katherine Stinson (Stinson School of Flying) was born on February 14, 1891. Katherine Stinson was known as “The Flying Schoolgirl” for performing aeronautical stunts in a traveling show.
February 14th Birthdays: Famous Performers
American country music singer and songwriter Erastus Michael (Razzy) Bailey (“9,999,999 Tears,” “Everytime You Cross My Mind – You Break My Heart,” “Friends,” “I Can’t Get Enough of You,” “I Hate Hate,” “I Keep Coming Back,” “If Love Had a Face,” “In the Midnight Hour,” “Love’s Gonna Fall Here Tonight,” “Loving Up a Storm,” “Midnight Hauler,” “Old Blue Yodeler,” “Scratch My Back – and Whisper in My Ear,” “She Left Love All Over Me,” “Too Old to Play Cowboy” and “What Time Do You Have to Be Back to Heaven”) was born on February 14, 1939.
Simon John (Simon Pegg) Beckingham, British comedian and actor (Band of Brothers, Big Nothing, Hot Fuzz, Run Fat Boy Run, Shaun of the Dead and Spaced), was born on February 14, 1970.
Margaret (Meg Tilly) Chan, American dancer, actress (Agnes of God, The Big Chill, Body Snatchers, Fame, Journey, Leaving Normal, Psycho 2, The Two Jakes, Valmont and Winnetka Road) and author (Gemma, Porcupine and Singing Songs), was born on February 14, 1960. Meg Tilly’s sister is actress Jennifer Tilly.
Canadian actor Enrico Colantoni (Artificial Intelligence: AI, Flashpoint, Galaxy Quest, Just Shoot Me, Sherman’s Way, Veronica Mars and The Wrong Guy) was born on February 14, 1963.
Freddie Colloca, Argentinian-American Christian Latin pop singer (“Close,” “Instead of Me,” “Savior My Savior” and “Unconditional”) and worship leader, was born on February 14, 1982.
Michael Doucet, American Cajun fiddler (BeauSoleil), was born on February 14, 1951.
American rock guitarist and mandolin player Roger Fisher (Army, Heart, Hocus Pocus and White Heart) was born on February 14, 1950. Roger Fisher is brother to rock drummer Mike Fisher.
Renee Fleming, American operatic soprano (Manon, Le Nozze di Figaro, Otello, Der Rosenkavalier, Rusalka, Thais and La Traviata), was born on February 14, 1959.
Zach Galligan, American actor (Caroline at Midnight, Cyborg 3, Gremlins, Ice and The Recycler), was born on February 14, 1964.
American Christian rock bassist Tom Gustafson (Forever Changed) was born on February 14, 19–.
Florence Henderson, American singer, actress (The Brady Bunch, Fanny and The Song of Norway) and television personality (Later Today), was born on February 14, 1934.
Alfred Thomas (Freddie) Highmore, British actor (August Rush, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland and The Spiderwick Chronicles), was born on February 14, 1992.
American tap dancer and actor (The Cotton Club, The Gregory Hines Show, History of the World – Part I, The Preacher’s Wife, Renaissance Man, Tap, Waiting to Exhale and White Nights) Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946.
Benjamin (Jack Benny) Kubelsky, American violinist, comedian and television personality (The Jack Benny Show and Shower of Stars), was born on February 14, 1894.
American pop singer Phyllis McGuire (The McGuire Sisters) was born on February 14, 1931. Phyllis McGuire was sister to singers Christian McGuire and Dorothy McGuire.
Vic Morrow, American actor (The Bad News Bears, Blackboard Jungle, The California Kid, Combat, The Evil Touch, The Outlaws, Tom Sawyer and Twilight Zone: The Movie.), was born on February 14, 1932. Vic Morrow died in a tragic helicopter accident while filming the 1982 motion picture Twilight Zone: The Movie.
Pat O’Brien, American television personality (Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider), was born on February 14, 1948.
American jazz, soul and funk saxophonist Maceo Parker was born on February 14, 1943. Maceo Parker played with James Brown.
American actor Andrew Prine (Baretta, The Bionic Woman, Bonanza, Boone, The Devil’s Brigade, Gettysburg, Gunsmoke, The Miracle Worker, The Virginian and The Wide Country) was born on February 14, 1936. Andrew Prine was married to actresses Sharon Farrell, Brenda Scott and Heather Lowe.
Valente Rodriguez, American actor (Bound by Honor, Culture Class, Erin Brockovich, George Lopez, Gotta Kick It Up, Impulse, Mi Familia, Roosters, Salsa, Volcano and The X Files), was born on February 14, 1964.
Italian operatic bass Cesare Siepi was born on February 14, 1923.
Alicia (Jo Jo) Starbuck, American figure skater and actress (Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice, The Cutting Edge and New York Stories), was born on February 14, 1951. Jo Jo Starbuck was married to professional football player Terry Bradshaw.
American comedian and illusionist Raymond Joseph Teller (Penn & Teller) was born on February 14, 1948.
Tony Terusa, American Christian ska bassist (The Orange County Supertones or Supertones), was born on February 14, 1974.
American rock singer and songwriter Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty and Tabitha’s Secret) was born on February 14, 1972. Rob Thomas co-write the 1999 hit single “Smooth) with Carlos Santana.
Zach Tietsort, American indie rock bass guitarist (Mourning September), was born on February 14, 19–.
American R&B guitarist and singer D’wayne Wiggins (Tony! Toni! Tone!) was born on February 14, 1961. D’wayne Wiggins is brother to singer Charlie Ray (Raphael Saadiq).
Ricky Wolking, American grunge rock bassist (The Nixons), was born on February 14, 1966.
February 14th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
American electrical engineer, semiconductor developer and radio pioneer Greenleaf Whittier Pickard was born on February 14, 1877. Greenleaf Whittier Pickard was the great nephew of American Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier.
Christopher Latham Sholes, American engineer and practical typewriter inventor, was born on February 14, 1819.
Scottish physicist, meteorologist and Nobel Prize winner (1927) Charles Thomson Rees Wilson was born on February 14, 1869.
February 14th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Giulio Andreotti, Italian Premier, was born on February 14, 1919.
British King George VI was born on February 14, 1895.
Johan R. Thorbecke, Premier of the Netherlands, was born on February 14, 1798.
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Happy Birthday, February 14th.
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