Is February 5th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 5th? 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 5th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 5th Birthdays: Famous Artists
British landscape painter Thomas Creswick (Changeable Weather, England, Home by the Sands and a Squally Day and Passing Showers) was born on February 5, 1811.
Hans Ruedi (H. R.) Giger, Swiss Surrealist sculptor (Necronom IV, Necronomicon and Necronomicon II), film set designer (Alien, Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Species) and Academy Award winner (1980), was born on February 5, 1940.
Michael Kenneth Mann, American film director (Ali, Collateral, Heat, The Insider, The Jericho Mile, The Keep, L.A. Takedown, The Last of the Mohicans, Manhunter, Miami Vice, Public Enemies and Thief), was born on February 5, 1943.
Alison Saar, American sculptress (Compton Nocturne), was born on February 5, 1956.
February 5th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Henry (Hank) Aaron, American professional baseball player, author (I Had a Hammer) and home run hitter (Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Braves and Milwaukee Brewers), was born on February 5, 1934. Hank Aaron was known as “Hammerin’ Hank.” His brother was professional baseball player Tommie Aaron.
American professional football player Larry Craig Morton (Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and New York Giants) was born on February 5, 1943.
Roger Thomas Staubach, American professional football player (Dallas Cowboys), was born on February 5, 1942. Roger Staubach has been called “Captain Comeback” and “Roger the Dodger.”
Puerto Rican professional baseball player Roberto Alomar Velazquez (Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays) was born on February 5, 1968.
American race car driver, television sportscaster (Fox Sports) and Daytona 500 winner (1989) Darrell Lee Waltrip was born on February 5, 1947. Darrell Waltrip’s brother is race car drive Michael Waltrip.
Chuck Winfield, American jazz and rock trumpeter (Blood Sweat and Tears), was born on February 5, 1943.
Allan Fulton (Al) Worthington, American professional baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins, New York Giants and San Francisco Giants), was born on February 5, 1929.
February 5th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
William Seward Burroughs, II, American satirist, author (The Adding Machine, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, Naked Lunch, Nova Express, Soft Machine, The Ticket That Exploded and The Western Lands) and actor (Chappaqua, Decoder, Drugstore Cowboy and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), was born on February 5, 1914.
American author (At First Sight, Cold Hit, The Devil’s Workshop, Final Victim, Hollywood Tough, King Con, On the Grind, Runaway Heart, The Tin Collectors, The Viking Funeral and White Sister) and screenwriter (21 Jump Street, The A-Team, The Commish, The Greatest American Hero, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter, Riptide, The Rockford Files, Silk Stalkings, Stingray, Street Justice and Wiseguy) Stephen Joseph Cannell was born on February 5, 1941.
American Catholic priest, newspaper columnist (America, Chicago Sun-Times, Commonweal, National Catholic Reporter and The New York Times) and author (Happy are the Merciful and An Occasion of Sin) Andrew M. Greeley was born on February 5, 1928.
Christopher Haden Guest, American comedian, actor (A Few Good Men, Mrs Henderson Presents, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The Princess Bride and Saturday Night Live) and screenwriter (Best in Show, For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind, This Is Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman), was born on February 5, 1948.
Bernard Kalb, American journalist (The New York Times), author (The Last Ambassador,) and television newscaster (CBS News, CNN’s Reliable Sources and NBC News), was born on February 5, 1922. Bernard Kalb is brother to journalist Marvin Kalb.
February 5th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Andre-Gustave Citroen, French engineer and automaker, was born on February 5, 1878.
Maybelle (Belle Starr) Shirley, American bank robber and outlaw, was born on February 5, 1848. Belle Starr kept company with Jesse James and the James Gang, Cole Younger and the Younger Gang and other outlaws. Belle Starr married outlaws Jim Reed and Sam Starr.
February 5th Birthdays: Famous Performers
American alternative rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) was born on February 5, 1968.
Robert Barisford (Bobby) Brown, American R&B and hip hop singer (“Don’t Be Cruel,” “Every Little Step” and “My Prerogative”) and television personality (Being Bobby Brown), was born on February 5, 1969. Once part of the boy band New Edition, Bobby Brown was married to singer Whitney Houston.
American actor (Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Bikini Drive-In, The Bride of Frankenstein, Captains Courageous, The Grapes of Wrath, The Hound of the Baskervilles, House of Dracula, The Legend of Jesse James, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Munsters, Stagecoach and The Ten Commandments) and voice-over artist (The Secret of NIMH) Richmond Reed (John) Carradine was born on February 5, 1906. Known as “The Bard of the Boulevard,” John Carradine was the father of actors Bruce Carradine, David Carradine, Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine.
Aaron (Red Buttons) Chwatt, American comedian and actor (The Longest Day, The Poseidon Adventure, The Red Buttons Show, Sayonara and They Shoot Horses Don’t They), was born on February 5, 1919.
American country music singer Sara Lynn Evans (“A Real Fine Place to Start,” “As If,” “Backseat of a Greyhound Bus,” “Born to Fly,” “Cheatin’,” “I Could Not Ask for More,” “I Keep Looking,” “No Place That Far,” “Perfect,” “Saints & Angels,” “Suds in the Bucket,” “Three Chords and the Truth,” “True Lies” and “You’ll Always Be My Baby”) was born on February 5, 1971.
Donald Elliott (Don Goldie) Goldfield, American jazz trumpeter, was born on February 5, 1930. Don Goldie’s parents were trumpeter Harry Goldfield and pianist Claire St. Claire.
American actress Barbara Lynn (Barbara Hershey) Herzstein (Beaches, From Here to Eternity, Hannah and Her Sisters, Killing in a Small Town, The Monroes, The Natural, The Right Stuff, Shy People, With Six You Get Eggroll and A World Apart) was born on February 5, 1948.
American country music singer, songwriter (“All for the Love of a Girl,” “Burning of Atlanta” and “Wolverton Mountain”) and actor (The Blue and the Gray) Claude King was born on February 5, 1933.
Alan Peter (Al Kooper) Kuperschmidt, American jazz and rock guitarist, organist and singer (Blood Sweat and Tears), was born on February 5, 1944. Al Kooper played with Bob Dylan.
David Ladd, American actor (Catlow, A Dog of Flanders, Misty and The Treasure of Jamaica Reef), was born on February 5, 1947. Son of actor Alan Ladd and actress Sue Carol, David Ladd is brother to filmmaker Alan Ladd, Jr., and father of actress Jordan Ladd. David Ladd was married to actress Cheryl Ladd.
American actress Laura Leggett Linney (Absolute Power, Congo, Frasier, John Adams, Kinsey, Primal Fear, Running Mates, The Squid and the Whale, Tales of the City, The Truman Show, Wild Iris and You Can Count on Me) was born on February 5, 1964.
Emil (Corey Wells) Lowendowski, American rock singer (The Del-Vikings, The Enemy, The Vibratos and Three Dog Night) and actor (The Beverly Hillbillies, Burke’s Law, Harper and Riot on Sunset Strip), was born on February 5, 1942.
Michael Andrew (Duff) McKagan, American rock bassist (Guns N’ Roses, Loaded and Velvet Revolver), was born on February 5, 1964.
American comedian and actor Timothias Jazzmina (Tim) Meadows (According to Jim, The Benchwarmers, Coneheads, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Even Stevens Movie, Everybody Hates Chris, The Ladies Man, Mean Girls, Saturday Night Live, Semi-Pro and Wayne’s World 2) was born on February 5, 1961.
Jennifer L. (Jennifer Jason Leigh) Morrow, American actress (The Anniversary Party, Backdraft, Bastard Out of Carolina, The Big Picture, Dolores Claiborne, Easy Money, Eyes of a Stranger, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Heart of Midnight, The Hitcher, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miami Blues, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Rush, Shortcuts, Single White Female, Skipped Parts and A Thousand Acres), was born on February 5, 1962. Jennifer Jason Leigh is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and actress Barbara Turner.
British actress Charlotte Rampling (Basic Instinct 2, The Damned, The Duchess, Farewell My Lovely, Foxtrot, Georgy Girl, Heading South, The Knack and How to Get It, The Night Porter, Stardust Memories, Swimming Pool and The Verdict) was born on February 5, 1946. Charlotte Rampling married actor Bryan Southcombe.
American actor David Lynn Selby (Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road, Rich and Famous and Tell Me You Love Me) was born on February 5, 1941.
American actor Jeremy Sumpter (Frailty, Just a Dream, Local Boys and Peter Pan) was born on February 5, 1989. Coincidentally, the Disney animated movie Peter Pan was released in theaters on February 5, 1953.
Stuart Michael (Stuart Damon) Zonis, American actor (General Hospital), was born on February 5, 1937.
February 5th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British biophysicist, physiologist and Nobel Prize winner (1963), was born on February 5, 1914.
Robert Hofstadter, American atomic and electron physicist and Nobel Prize winner (1961), was born on February 5, 1915.
American physician and meteorological pioneer John Jeffries was born on February 5, 1744.
British botanist and author (Descriptive Botany, Flora Medica, Folia Orchidacea, The Fossil Flora of Great Britain, Ladies’ Botany, Nixus Plantarum, A Natural System of Botany, An Outline of the First Principles of Horticulture, An Outline of the Structure and Physiology of Plants, Theory of Horticulture and The Vegetable Kingdom) John Lindley was born on February 5, 1799.
February 5th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Dwight Lyman (D.L.) Moody, American evangelist and founder of Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute, was born on February 5, 1837.
Andreas George Papandreou, Greek Premier, was born on February 5, 1919.
British statesman and Prime Minister Robert (Bobbie) Peel was born on February 5, 1788. Robert Peel established the police force of London, with constables known as “Bobbies” or “Peelers.”
Pierre Pflimlin, French Premier, was born on February 5, 1907.
Adlai E. Stevenson, American attorney, U.S. diplomat, Illinois Governor and Democratic candidate for U.S. President (1952 and 1956), was born on February 5, 1900. Adlai Stevenson was defeated both times by 34th U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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