Is February 6th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on February 6th? 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 6th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
February 6th Birthdays: Famous Artists
German Fauvist painter Othon Friesz (Landscape with Figures and The Port of Anvers) was born on February 6, 1879.
Jim Sheridan, Irish film director (In America, In the Name of the Father and My Left Foot), was born on February 6, 1949.
Francois Roland Truffaut, French film director (The 400 Blows, Bed and Board, The Bride Wore Black, Day for Night, Fahrenheit 451, Jules and Jim, The Last Metro, Love on the Run, Shoot the Piano Player, Stolen Kisses, The Story of Adele H. and The Wild Child) and Academy Award winner (1974), was born on February 6, 1932. Francois Truffaut appeared in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg.
February 6th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American professional baseball player Forrest Harrill (Smoky) Burgess (Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Red Legs, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates) was born on February 6, 1927.
Richard Edward (Rich) Glover, American professional football player (New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles), was born on February 6, 1950.
Charles Hickcox, American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on February 6, 1947.
Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier and Olympic gold medalist (1956, 1960 and 1964), was born on February 6, 1929.
American professional golfer Rik Massengale was born on February 6, 1947.
Eric Money, American professional basketball player (Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers), was born on February 6, 1955. Eric Money appeared in the 1979 motion picture The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.
Jeffrey Norman (Jeff) Rouse, American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1992 and 1996), was born on February 6, 1970.
George Herman (Babe Ruth), American professional baseball player (Boston Braves, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, was born on February 6, 1895. Home-run hitting champion Babe Ruth was known as “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat.” Actor John Goodman portrayed Babe Ruth in the 1992 motion picture The Babe.
February 6th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Thomas John (Tom) Brokaw, American television newscaster (NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Meet the Press and The Today Show), was born on February 6, 1940.
British Elizabethan poet and dramatist Christopher Marlowe (Dido Queen of Carthage, Edward II, Hero and Leander, The Jew of Malta, The Massacre at Paris, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, Tamburlaine and The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus) was born on February 6, 1564.
February 6th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
February 6th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Richard Paul Astley, British singer and songwriter (“Never Gonna Give You Up”), was born on February 6, 1966.
American R&B singer Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole (“Inseparable,” “I’ve Got Love on My Mind,” “Mr. Melody,” “Our Love,” “Party Lights,” “Sophisticated Lady – She’s a Different Lady,” “This Will Be an Everlasting Love” and “Unforgettable”) was born on February 6, 1950. Natalie Cole is the daughter of singer Nat King Cole.
Mike Farrell, American actor (Desperate Housewives, The Interns, The Man and the City, M*A*S*H and Providence), was born on February 6, 1939.
Fabiano Anthony (Fabian) Forte, American pop singer (“Hound Dog Man,” “I’m a Man,” “Tiger” and “Turn Me Loose”), actor (Dear Brigitte, Disco Fever, The Eleventh Hour, Five Weeks in a Balloon, High Time, Hound-Dog Man, The Longest Day, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, North to Alaska, Ride the Wild Surf, Ten Little Indians, Thunder Alley and Up Close & Personal) and television personality (American Bandstand), was born on February 6, 1943.
Hungarian actress Sari (Zsa Zsa) Gabor (Batman, Boy’s Night Out, Moulin Rouge, Ninotchka, Queen of Outer Space and Touch of Evil) was born on February 6, 1917. Zsa Zsa Gabor’s sisters were actresses Eva Gabor and Magda Gabor. Zsa Zsa Gabor’s nine husbands included hotelier Conrad Hilton. In 1989, Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills, California, who had detained the actress for a traffic offense.
Megan Gallagher, American actress (China Beach, Hill Street Blues and Millenium), was born on February 6, 1960. Megan Gallagher married actor Jeff Yagher.
American actor Brandon Hammond (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, The Fan, The Gregory Hines Show, Menace II Society, Our America, Soul Food, Space Jam, Strange Days, Tales from the Hood, Mars Attacks and Waiting to Exhale) was born on February 6, 1984.
Gayle Hunnicutt, American model, actress (Dallas, Dream Lover, Fall of Eagles, The Golden Bowl, The Legend of Hell House, Marlowe, Scorpio, Turnaround and The Wild Angels) and author (Health and Beauty in Motherhood), was born on February 6, 1943. Gayle Hunnicutt was married to actor David Hemmings. Her son is actor Nolan Hemmings.
British pop saxophonist Allan Jones (The Amen Corner) was born on February 6, 1947.
John Lund, Norwegian-American actor (A Foreign Affair, The Mating Season, My Friend Irma, To Each His Own and The Wackiest Ship in the Army) and radio personality (Yours Truly – Johnny Dollar), was born on February 6, 1911.
Daniel Patrick Macnee, British actor (The Avengers, Battlestar Gallactica, Empire, Gavilan, The Hound of London, The Howling, Incident at Victoria Falls, Lobster Man from Mars, The Sea Wolves, Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady, Sherlock Holmes in New York, Super Force, This is Spinal Tap and A View to a Kill), television personality (The Avengers: The Journey Back and Mysteries Magic and Miracles) and author (Blind in One Ear, Dead Duck and Deadline), was born on February 6, 1922.
Jamaican reggae singer Robert Nesta (Bob) Marley (Bob Marley and the Wailers) was born on February 6, 1945. Bob Marley’s most popular songs were “Get Up – Stand Up,” “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Stir It Up.” He was father to reggae musician Ziggy Marley.
American country music and contemporary Christian singer Richie McDonald (Lonestar) was born on February 6, 1963.
Barry Miller, American actor (Biloxi Blues, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Equal Justice, The Last Temptation of Christ and Saturday Night Fever), was born on February 6, 1958.
Kathy Ann Najimy, American actress (King of the Hill, Sister Act, Soap Dish, Veronica’s Closet and Walls of Glass) and voice-over artist (Hercules), was born on February 6, 1957.
American actress Joan (Mamie Van Doren) Olander (The Candidate, Francis Joins the WACs, High School Confidential, Teacher’s Pet and Three Nuts in Search of a Bolt) was born on February 6, 1931.
Ghislaine Elizabeth Marie Therese (Gigi Perreau) Perreau-Saussine, American actress (The Betty Hutton Show, Dance with Me Henry, Follow the Sun, Journey to the Center of Time, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and Stagecoach West), was born on February 6, 1941.
British jazz and rock drummer Simon Phillips (Judas Priest, Toto, Vantage Point and The Who) was born on February 6, 1957.
William Bruce (Axl) Rose, Jr., American hard rock singer (Guns N’ Roses), was born on February 6, 1962.
American actor (30 Rock, Beyond the Law, By Dawn’s Early Light, Canadian Bacon, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Channing, The Cincinnati Kid, Cross Creek, Defending Your Life, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Extreme Prejudice, The Larry Sanders Show, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Men in Black, Payday, Pork Chop Hill, The President’s Plane Is Missing, The Reporter, RoboCop 3 and Turn the River), voice-over artist (Bee and Movie Hercules) and film director (The Telephone) Elmore Rual (Rip) Torn, Jr., was born on February 6, 1931. Rip Torn has been married to actresses Geraldine Page, Ann Wedgeworth and Amy Wright.
American actor Robert Townsend (Cooley High, The Five Heartbeats, Hollywood Shuffle, The Meteor Man, The Mighty Quinn, The Parent ‘Hood, A Soldier’s Story and Up Up and Away) was born on February 6, 1957.
Michael Tucker (D2: The Mighty Ducks, Diner, Eyes of Laura Mars, Growing Up Brady, In the Nick of Time, L. A. Law, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Too Young to Die and A Town Torn Apart), American actor, was born on February 6, 1945. Michael Tucker married actress Jill Eikenberry.
British actor (Adam-12, Combat, Daniel Boone, The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band, Waiting to Act and The Waltons) and voice-over artist (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) Jon Walmsley was born on February 6, 1956.
February 6th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Mary Douglas Nicol Leakey, British archaeologist, artist and author (Africa’s Vanishing Art: The Rock Paintings of Tanzania, Excavations in Beds I and II – 1960-63 and Olduvai Gorge – 1951-1961), was born on February 6, 1913. Mary Leakey was married to archaeologist Louis Leakey. She was the mother of archaeologist and anthropologist Richard Leakey.
British electrophysicist and inventor Sir Charles Wheatstone (The Wheatstone Bridge) was born on February 6, 1802.
February 6th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Amintore Fanfani, Premier of Italy, was born on February 6, 1908.
Polish Premier Wladislaw Gomulka was born on February 6, 1905.
Aaron Burr, American Revolutionary War hero and 3rd U.S. Vice President (under 3rd U.S. President Thomas Jefferson), was born on February 6, 1756. Aaron Burr shot American Founding Father and politician Alexander Hamilton in a duel on July 11, 1804. Hamilton died the following day.
Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, President of the United Nations General Assembly, was born on February 6, 1893.
Ronald Wilson Reagan, California Governor and 40th U.S. President, was born on February 6, 1911. As an actor, Ronald Reagan starred in several motion pictures, including Bedtime for Bonzo, King’s Row and Knute Rockne, All-American. He also appeared on television in Death Valley Days and General Electric Theatre. Ronald Reagan married actresses Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis Reagan, who served as his First Lady. His children are television personality Ron Reagan, radio personality Michael Reagan and author Patty Davis.
Anne Stuart, Queen of England, was born on February 6, 1665.
James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart, American Civil War Confederate cavalry leader, was born on February 6, 1833.
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