Is February 21st your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 21st? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
February 21st was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 21st Birthdays: Famous Artists
Hendrik Berlage, Dutch architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), was born on February 21, 1856.
Romanian Abstract sculptor Constantin Brancusi (Bird in Space, The Kiss and Sleeping Muse) was born on February 21, 1876.
Leo Delibes, French operatic and ballet composer, was born on February 21, 1836.
Sam Peckinpah, American film director (Broken Arrow, Convoy, The Getaway, Major Dundee, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, The Rifleman, The Wild Bunch and Zane Grey Theater) and Academy Award winner (1969), was born on February 21, 1925.
American film director Robert (Bob) Rafelson (Blood and Wine, Five Easy Pieces, Head, The King of Marvin Gardens, Man Trouble and The Postman Always Rings Twice) was born on February 21, 1933. Nephew to dramatist Samson Raphaelson, Bob Rafelson was co-creator of The Monkees.
Spanish classical guitarist and composer Andres Segovia was born on February 21, 1893.
February 21st Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American professional baseball player Jack Billingham (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers) was born on February 21, 1943.
Godfrey Brown, British runner and Olympic gold medalist (1936), was born on February 21, 1915.
Australian long-distance runner Ronald William (Ron) Clarke was born on February 21, 1937. Ron Clarke set 17 world records.
British race car driver Peter Gethin was born on February 21, 1940.
Danny Grant, Canadian professional hockey player (Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars and Montreal Canadiens), was born on February 21, 1945.
American professional football player Ken Huff (Baltimore Colts and Washington Redskins) was born on February 21, 1953.
Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist (1992), was born on February 21, 1969.
American professional football player Ernie McMillan (Green Bay Packers) was born on February 21, 1938.
Bill Olds, American professional football player (Baltimore Colts. Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks), was born on February 21, 1951.
American professional football player Jim Pietrzak (Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and New York Giants) was born on February 21, 1953.
Jack Ramsay, American professional basketball player (Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers) and television sportscaster (ESPN), was born on February 21, 1925.
American professional baseball player Alan Trammell (Detroit Tigers) was born on February 21, 1958.
February 21st Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
British-American poet, author (About the House, The Age of Anxiety, Epistle of a Godson and Other Poems, Homage to Clio, Journey to a War, Letters from Iceland, New Year Letter, On the Frontier, The Rake’s ProgressThank You Fog) and Pulitzer Prize winner (1948) W. H. Auden was born on February 21, 1948. W. H. Auden’s most popular poems included “Epitaph on a Tyrant,” “Lullabye” and “The Shield of Achilles.”
Erma Bombeck, American humorist and author (At Wit’s End, The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression, If Life is a Bowl of Cherries What Am I Doing in the Pits, Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession and When You Look Like Your Passport Photo It’s Time to Go Home), was born on February 21, 1927.
American diarist and author Anais Nin (The Delta of Venus, Little Birds, The Novel of the Future, A Spy in the House of Love and Winter of Artifice) was born on February 21, 1903. Anais Nin’s father was Spanish composer Joaquin Nin.
February 21st Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
David Geffen, American entertainment executive (Asylum Records, Dreamworks SKG, Elektra Records and Geffen Records), film producer (Beetlejuice and Risky Business) and Broadway producer (Cats,M Butterfly and Miss Saigon), was born on February 21, 1943. Folk-rock singer Joni Mitchell wrote her 1974 hit single, “Free Man in Paris,” about David Geffen.
American banker and author (Of Many Things) Otto Hermann Kahn was born on February 21, 1867.
James Marcel (Hubert de Givenchy) Taffin, French fashion designer (Givenchy), was born on February 21, 1927. Givenchy dressed American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (later Onassis), as well as actress Audrey Hepburn (in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, Funny Face, Love in the Afternoon and Sabrina).
February 21st Birthdays: Famous Performers
Christopher Atkins, American actor (100 Million B.C., Angel Flight Down, The Blue Lagoon, Caved In, Dallas, The Employee of the Month, Fatal Charms, A Night in Heaven, The Pirate Movie, Quigley, Suddenly Susan, Tequila Express and True Legends of the West) and television personality (Confessions of a Teen Idol), was born on February 21, 1961.
American actor William (Billy) Baldwin (Backdraft, Bulworth, Flatliners, The Preppie Murder, Primary Suspect and Virus: Ghost in the Machine) was born on February 21, 1963. Billy Baldwin is brother to actors Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin.
British-French rock bassist and songwriter Jean-Jacques (J.J.) Burnel (The Stranglers) was born on February 21, 1952.
Mary Chapin Carpenter, American country music guitarist, singer and songwriter (“Down at the Twist and Shout,” “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” “I Feel Lucky,” “Passionate Kisses” and “Shut Up and Kiss Me”), was born on February 21, 1958.
Ranking Roger Charlery, British rock singer (The Beat, The English Beat and General Public), was born on February 21, 1961.
Charlotte Church, Welsh actress, television personality (The Charlotte Church Show) and singer (“Dream a Dream” and “Just Wave Hello”), was born on February 21, 1986.
American Christian rock pianist, guitarist and singer Dan Cole (Forever Changed) was born on February 21, 19–.
Jack Coleman, American actor (Cow Belles, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, Heroes, Kingdom Hospital and Nightmare Cafe), was born on February 21, 1958. Jack Coleman married actress Beth Toussaint.
American singer and actress Tyne Daly (Angel Unchained, Cagney and Lacey, The Butter and Egg Man, Christy, The Enforcer, Gypsy, Intimate Strangers, John and Mary, Judging Amy, Larry, A Matter of Life and Death, On the Town, Speedtrap, The Virginian and Your Place or Mine) was born on February 21, 1946. Daughter to actors James Daly and Hope Newell, Tyne Daly is sister to actor Tim Daly.
British actor Anthony Daniels (I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle and Prime Suspect) was born on February 21, 1946. Anthony Daniels played R2D2, the domed droid of Star Wars fame.
Christine Ebersole, American singer, actress (Amadeus, Black Sheep, Mac and Me, My Favorite Martian, My Girl 2, One Life to Live, Rachel Gunn R.N., Richie Rich, Ryan’s Hope and Valerie), television personality (Saturday Night Live), was born on February 21, 1953.
American actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray and Undercover Brother) was born on February 21, 1969.
Billy Gaines, American contemporary Christian singer (Billy and Sarah Gaines and Living Sacrifice), was born on February 21, 19–.
American actor (15 Minutes, Alligator Point, Another World, Back to You, Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, Cheers, A Christmas Carol, Crazy on the Outside, Down Periscope, Even Money, Frasier, The Good Humor Man, Medium, The Pentagon Wars and Swing Vote) and voice-over artist (Anastasia, Animal Farm, Gary the Rat, The Simpsons, Teacher’s Pet and Toy Story 2) Allen Kelsey Grammer was born on February 21, 1955.
American blues and reggae guitarist Corey Harris was born on February 21, 1969.
Jerry Harrison, American New Wave keyboardist and songwriter (The Modern Lovers and Talking Heads), was born on February 21, 1949.
Eric Heatherly, American country music guitarist and singer (“Flowers on the Wall,” “The Last Man Committed,” “Sometimes It’s Just Your Time,” “Swimming in Champagne,” “When a Heart Begins to Drift” and “Wrong Five O’Clock”), was born on February 21, 1970.
American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Byrds of Paradise, The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Ghost Whisperer, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Munchie, Party of Five, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Time of Your Life and The Tuxedo) was born on February 21, 1979.
Tad Kinchla, American jam and rock bassist (Blues Traveler), was born on February 21, 1973.
American actress Eddi Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls, Mama’s Family and Maude) was born on February 21, 1935.
British actor Peter McEnery (I Killed Rasputin, Negatives, Pictures and Victim) was born on February 21, 1940.
Geoff Moore, American contemporary Christian singer and songwriter (Geoff Moore and the Distance), was born on February 21, 1961.
Canadian actress Ellen Page (Hard Candy, Juno, Marion Bridge, Pit Pony, ReGenesis, Smart People, Trailer Park Boys and X-Men: The Last Stand) was born on February 21, 1987.
William Peterson, American actor (The Contender, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Fear, Long Gone, Manhunter, Return to Lonesome Dove and To Live and Die in L.A.), was born on February 21, 1953.
Corbin Bleu Reivers, American model, singer (“Celebrate You,” “Deal with It,” “Moments That Matter” and “Push It to the Limit”) and actor (Beach Movie, Catch that Kid, Flight 29 Down, Galaxy Quest, High School Musical, High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Jump In, Mystery Men and Soldier), was born on February 21, 1989.
British actor Alan Rickman (Alice in Wonderland, Bob Roberts, Bottle Shock, Die Hard, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Dogma, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potterand the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The January Man, King of the Hill, Love Actually, Michael Collins, Quigley Down Under, Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Romeo and Juliet, Sense and Sensibility, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Truly Madly Deeply) was born on February 21, 1946.
Zachary Scott, American actor (Cass Timberlane, Flamingo Road, Flaxy Martin, Guilty Bystander, The Mask of Dimitrios, Mildred Pierce, Shadow on the Wall, The Southerner, The Unfaithful, Wings of Danger and The Young One), was born on February 21, 1914. Zachary Scott was married to actresses Elaine Anderson and Ruth Ford.
American actress Ann Sheridan (Appointment in Honduras and The Man Who Came to Dinner) was born on February 21, 1915.
Eunice Kathleen (Nina Simone) Waymon, American civil rights activist, jazz and blues pianist and singer (“Ain’t Got No – I Got Life,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “Feeling Good,” “I Loves You Porgy,” “I Put a Spell on You,” “I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl,” “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” “Sinnerman” and “To Be Young Gifted and Black”), was born on February 21, 1933.
Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Grateful Dead and The Tubes), was born on February 21, 1951.
American actor John (Gary Lockwood) Yurosek (2001: A Space Odyssey, Firecreek, Splendor in the Grass and Terror in Paradise) was born on February 21, 1937. Gary Lockwood, who was married to actress Stefanie Powers, is the father of actress Samantha Lockwood.
February 21st Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Herbert (Harry) Stack Sullivan, American psychiatrist (The Self System) and author (Conceptions of Modern Psychiatry, The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry and Schizophrenia as a Human Process), was born on February 21, 1892.
February 21st Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Belgian Premier Jules de Trooz was born on February 21, 1857.
Harold V, King of Norway, was born on February 21, 1932.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico, was born on February 21, 1794.
Dutch Premier Victor Marijnen was born on February 21, 1917.
Robert Mugabe, President and Premier of Zimbabwe, was born on February 21, 1924.
Russian Czar Peter III was born on February 21, 1728.
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