February 6 - Births

Births

  • 1347 – Dorothea of Montau, Catholic saint (d. 1394)
  • 1452 – Joan, Princess of Portugal, Portuguese princess and saint (d. 1490)
  • 1461 – Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)
  • 1465 – Scipione del Ferro, Italian mathematician (d. 1526)
  • 1536 – Sassa Narimasa, Japanese samurai and Oda clan retainer (d. 1588)
  • 1577 – Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (d. 1599)
  • 1582 – Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1657)
  • 1605 – Bernard of Corleone, Catholic saint (d. 1667)
  • 1608 – Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer (d. 1697)
  • 1611 – Chongzhen Emperor, Emperor of China (d. 1644)
  • 1612 – Antoine Arnauld, French theologian, philosopher and mathematician (d. 1694)
  • 1639 – Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
  • 1643 – Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg, first Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1712)
  • 1664 – Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1703)
  • 1665 – Anne of Great Britain, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1714)
  • 1695 – Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)
  • 1721 – Christian Friedrich Heinecken, German child prodigy (d. 1725)
  • 1726 – Patrick Russell, Scottish surgeon and naturalist (d. 1805)
  • 1732 – Charles Lee, British-born American Revolutionary War figure (d. 1782)
  • 1736 – Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)
  • 1744 – Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)
  • 1748 – Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher (d. 1830)
  • 1753 – Évariste de Parny, French poet (d. 1814)
  • 1756 – Aaron Burr, American politician and 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)
  • 1757 – Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Polish scholar and statesman. (d. 1841)
  • 1769 – Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn, Austrian general (d. 1862)
  • 1772 – Karl von Kügelgen, German landscape and history painter (d. 1832)
  • 1772 – Sir George Murray, Scottish soldier and politician (d. 1830)
  • 1778 – Ugo Foscolo, Italian writer and poet (d. 1827)
  • 1781 – John Keane, 1st Baron Keane, British noble and officer (d. 1844)
  • 1796 – John Stevens Henslow, English botanist and geologist (d. 1861)
  • 1797 – Joseph von Radowitz, Prussian statesman and general (d. 1853)
  • 1799 – Imre Frivaldszky, Hungarian botanist and entomologist (d. 1870)
  • 1800 – Achille Devéria, French painter and lithographer (d. 1857)
  • 1802 – Charles Wheatstone, English scientist and inventor (d. 1875)
  • 1811 – Henry George Liddell, father of Alice Liddell (d. 1898)
  • 1818 – William M. Evarts, American lawyer and statesman (d. 1901)
  • 1818 – Henry Litolff, British musician and composer (d. 1891)
  • 1818 – Jenaro Quesada y Matheus, Spanish nobleman and politician (d. 1889)
  • 1829 – Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect (d. 1914)
  • 1830 – Daniel Oliver, British botanist (d. 1916)
  • 1832 – John Brown Gordon, American politician (d. 1904)
  • 1833 – José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
  • 1833 – James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, American Civil War figure (d. 1864)
  • 1834 – Edwin Klebs, German-born Swiss pathologist (d. 1913)
  • 1834 – Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (d. 1889)
  • 1834 – Wilhelm von Scherff, German general and military writer (d. 1911)
  • 1838 – Sir Henry Irving, British actor (d. 1905)
  • 1838 – Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chayim (d. 1933)
  • 1839 – Eduard Hitzig, German neurologist and neuropsychiatrist (d. 1907)
  • 1842 – Mary Rudge, English chess master (d. 1919)
  • 1843 – Inoue Kowashi, Japanese statesman (d. 1895)
  • 1843 – Frederic William Henry Myers, English poet and essayist (d. 1901)
  • 1845 – Isidor Straus, co-owner of Macy's department store and former Congressman from New York (d. 1912)
  • 1847 – Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect (d. 1918)
  • 1849 – Ida Straus, American passenger aboard the Titanic (d. 1912)
  • 1852 – C. Lloyd Morgan, British zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)
  • 1852 – Vasily Safonov, Russian pianist, teacher, conductor and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1853 – Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1854 – Tommaso Alberto Vittorio of Savoy-Genoa, Italian prince (d. 1931)
  • 1859 – Wilhelm Cohn, German chess master (d. 1913)
  • 1861 – Nikolay Zelinsky, Russian chemist (d. 1953)
  • 1864 – John Henry Mackay, Scottish individualist anarchist, thinker and writer (d. 1933)
  • 1866 – Karl Sapper, German explorer and linguist (d. 1945)
  • 1872 – Robert Maillart, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1940)
  • 1875 – Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)
  • 1876 – Henry Blogg, English lifeboatman, George Cross and British Empire Medal recipient (d. 1954)
  • 1876 – Eugène-Henri Gravelotte, French fencer (d. 1939)
  • 1878 – Walter B. Pitkin, American lecturer (d. 1953)
  • 1879 – Othon Friesz, French artist (d. 1949)
  • 1879 – Magnús Guðmundsson, Icelandic politician (d. 1937)
  • 1879 – Edwin Samuel Montagu, British statesman (d. 1924)
  • 1879 – Carl Ramsauer, German physicist (d. 1955)
  • 1880 – Nishinoumi Kajirō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (d. 1931)
  • 1883 – Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1938)
  • 1884 – Marcel Cohen, French linguist (d. 1974)
  • 1887 – Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978)
  • 1892 – Maximilian Fretter-Pico, German general (d. 1984)
  • 1892 – William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1893 – Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, Pakistani diplomat (d. 1985)
  • 1894 – Eric Partridge, New Zealand lexicographer (d. 1979)
  • 1894 – Kirpal Singh, Indian religious figure (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player (d. 1948)
  • 1897 – Louis Buchalter, American organized crime figure (d. 1944)
  • 1898 – Alla Tarasova, Soviet actress (d. 1973)
  • 1899 – Ramón Novarro, Mexican actor (d. 1968)
  • 1901 – Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1902 – George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • 1903 – Claudio Arrau, Chilean-born pianist (d. 1991)
  • 1905 – Władysław Gomułka, Polish leader (d. 1982)
  • 1905 – Jan Werich, Czech actor, playwright and writer (d. 1980)
  • 1906 – Joseph Schull, Canadian playwright and historian (d. 1980)
  • 1908 – Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1908 – Edward Lansdale, American United States Air Force, CIA and OSS officer (d. 1987)
  • 1908 – Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1910 – Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • 1910 – Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
  • 1911 – Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
  • 1912 – John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (d. 2003)
  • 1913 – Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)
  • 1914 – Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
  • 1916 – John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • 1917 – Louis-Philippe de Grandpré, Canadian lawyer and justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (d. 2008)
  • 1917 – Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress
  • 1918 – Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Takashi Yanase, Japanese manga artist
  • 1922 – Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Patrick Macnee, British actor
  • 1922 – Denis Norden, British television personality
  • 1922 – Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer
  • 1923 – Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian football player and manager (d. 1981)
  • 1924 – Billy Wright, English footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1924 – Jin Yong, Chinese-language novelist
  • 1925 – Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Eugene E. Covert, American aeronautics specialist
  • 1926 – Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1927 – Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist (d. 1992)
  • 1928 – Allan Meltzer, American economist
  • 1929 – Pierre Brice, French actor
  • 1929 – Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist, inventor of the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)
  • 1929 – Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
  • 1929 – Valentin Yanin, Russian historian
  • 1930 – Jun Kondo, Japanese theoretical physicist
  • 1931 – Rip Torn, American actor
  • 1931 – Mamie Van Doren, American actress
  • 1931 – Ricardo Vidal, Filipino Roman Catholic Cardinal
  • 1932 – Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1959)
  • 1932 – Heinz-Klaus Metzger, German music critic and theorist (d. 2009)
  • 1932 – François Truffaut, French film director (d. 1984)
  • 1933 – Leslie Crowther, British comedian (d. 1996)
  • 1934 – Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
  • 1936 – Donnie Brooks, American pop singer (d. 2007)
  • 1936 – Kent Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • 1938 – Fred Mifflin, Canadian Rear Admiral and politician
  • 1939 – Jean Beaudin, Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor
  • 1939 – Orlando Parga, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1940 – Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman
  • 1940 – Petr Hájek, Czech mathematician
  • 1940 – Jimmy Tarbuck, British comedian
  • 1941 – Stephen Albert, American composer (d. 1992)
  • 1941 – Gigi Perreau, American actress
  • 1941 – Spencer Silver, American chemist
  • 1942 – Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist
  • 1942 – James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1942 – Valentina Titova, Russian actress
  • 1943 – Fabian Forte, American singer
  • 1943 – Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress
  • 1943 – Georgeanna Tillman, American singer (The Marvelettes) (d. 1980)
  • 1944 – Christine Boutin, French politician
  • 1944 – Willie Tee, American singer and songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Michael Tucker, American actor
  • 1945 – Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
  • 1946 – Jim Turner, American politician
  • 1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1946 – Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (d. 2010)
  • 1947 – Bill Staines, American singer and songwriter
  • 1949 – Jim Sheridan, Irish film director
  • 1949 – Mike Batt, British composer
  • 1950 – Natalie Cole, American singer
  • 1950 – Jane Gordon-Cumming, British writer
  • 1951 – Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1951 – Margo O'Donnell, Irish singer
  • 1951 – Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
  • 1951 – Kevin Whately, English actor
  • 1952 – Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • 1952 – Viktor Giacobbo, Swiss writer, comedian, moderator and actor
  • 1954 – Bob Sirois, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955 – Michael Pollan, American journalist
  • 1955 – Bruno Stolorz, French rugby coach
  • 1957 – Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedienne
  • 1957 – Simon Phillips, Drummer (Toto)
  • 1957 – Robert Townsend, American actor
  • 1958 – Cecily Adams, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1958 – Barry Miller, American actor
  • 1959 – Ken Nelson, English record producer
  • 1960 – Megan Gallagher, American actress
  • 1960 – Frank Jeske, East German footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1961 – Cam Cameron, American football coach
  • 1961 – Yuri Onufriyenko, Ukrainian-Russian cosmonaut
  • 1962 – Stavros Lambrinidis, Greek politician
  • 1962 – W. Axl Rose, American singer (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1963 – Scott Gordon, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1963 – Mike Hough, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
  • 1963 – Quentin Letts, British journalist
  • 1964 – Gordon Downie, Canadian musician (The Tragically Hip)
  • 1964 – Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian film director and actor
  • 1965 – Jan Svěrák, Czech film director
  • 1966 – Rick Astley, British singer
  • 1967 – Anita Cochran, American singer
  • 1967 – Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • 1968 – Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
  • 1968 – Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
  • 1969 – David Hayter, American voice actor
  • 1969 – Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer
  • 1969 – Tim Sherwood, English footballer
  • 1970 – Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
  • 1970 – Zhou Kehua, Chinese criminal and murder (d. 2012)
  • 1971 – Dana Eskelson, American actress
  • 1971 – Brad Hogg, Australian cricket player
  • 1971 – Carlos Rogers, American basketball player
  • 1971 – Brian Stepanek, American actor
  • 1972 – Stefano Bettarini, Italian footballer
  • 1972 – David Binn, American football player
  • 1973 – Jeff B. Davis, actor, comedian, singer
  • 1975 – Orkut Büyükkökten, Turkish software engineer
  • 1975 – Brett Hawke, Australian swimmer
  • 1975 – Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer (The Brilliant Green)
  • 1975 – Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist
  • 1975 – Chad Allen, American retired baseball player
  • 1976 – Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder
  • 1976 – Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast
  • 1976 – Kasper Hvidt, Danish handball goalkeeper
  • 1976 – Princess Marie of Denmark
  • 1977 – Jason Euell, English-born footballer
  • 1977 – Josh Stewart, American actor
  • 1978 – Yael Naim, French-Israeli singer and songwriter
  • 1979 – Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
  • 1980 – Mamiko Noto, Japanese voice actress
  • 1980 – Conor O'Brian, American wrestler
  • 1980 – Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
  • 1980 – Luke Ravenstahl, American politician
  • 1981 – Ricky Barnes, American golfer
  • 1981 – Calum Best, American model
  • 1981 – Jens Lekman, Swedish musician
  • 1981 – Ty Warren, American football player
  • 1981 – Alison Haislip, American actress
  • 1981 – Shim Eun Jin, South Korean singer (Baby V.O.X.)
  • 1982 – Jade Edmistone, Australian swimmer
  • 1982 – Alice Eve, English actress
  • 1982 – Elise Ray, American gymnast
  • 1982 – Tank, Taiwanese singer (Mandopop)
  • 1983 – Melrose Bickerstaff, American fashion model
  • 1983 – Brodie Croyle, American football player
  • 1983 – Dimas Delgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1983 – Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
  • 1983 – Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
  • 1983 – Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1984 – Darren Bent, English footballer
  • 1984 – Piret Järvis, Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)
  • 1984 – Antoine Wright, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Kris Humphries, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Joji Kato, Japanese speedskater
  • 1985 – Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer
  • 1986 – Alice Greczyn, American actress
  • 1986 – Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1986 – Yunho, South Korean singer (TVXQ)
  • 1988 – Bailey Hanks, American actress
  • 1988 – Allison Holker, American dancer
  • 1989 – Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer
  • 1990 – Adam Henrique, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992 – Víctor Mañon, Mexican footballer
  • 1993 – Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011

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