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Last Updated 03-06-2017

🏆⚾Henry Louis "Hammerin Hank" Aaron -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1934
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Mobile, Alabama
Misc: 25x All-Star (1955-1975), NL MVP 1957, 3x Gold Glove, 4x Home Run Leader and RBI Leader; Braves #44 and Brewers #44 retired; baseball's greatest slugger; Hank broke Babe Ruth's home run record of 714; led NL in HRs and RBI 4 times each and batting twice with Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves; played in 24 All-Star Games, all-time leader in HRs (755) and RBI (2,297), 3rd in hits (3,771), career 6,856 total bases; executive with the Braves and TBS, Inc.
Sports Teams: Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1954-1974), Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976)

🎵Bob Allen -- is 90 in the year 2017 and 91 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1927
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pianist, Conductor
Group Names: Four Lads

🏆⚾Roberto Alomar -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1968
Hall of Famer, MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 4x Silver Slugger, 10x Gold Glove, 12x All Star, AL LCS MVP 1992 (Blue Jays), All Star MVP 1998 (Orioles); Blue Jays #12 retired
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (1988-1990), Toronto Blue Jays (1991-1995), Baltimore Orioles (1996-1998), Cleveland Indians (1999-2001), New York Mets (2002-2003), Chicago White Sox (2003), Arizona Diamondbacks (2004), Chicago White Sox (2004)

🎵🎸Christopher Barron -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1968
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Spin Doctors

🏆🏈Kelvin Benjamin -- is 26 in the year 2017 and 27 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1991 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

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🎵🎸Hal Blaine -- is 88 in the year 2017 and 89 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1929
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: session drummer who may be the most prolific in rock and roll history, playing with acts such as Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, the Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, Johnny Rivers, The Association, Sonny and Cher, the Grass Roots, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and other rock bands; plus sessioned for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Herb Alpert's backup group The Tijuana Brass

🎭Alex Brightman -- is 30 in the year 2017 and 31 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1987 N.S.
Actor

🎵Bobby Brown -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1969
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Rapper
Names/Places: b. in Boston; MN:Baresford; Whitney Houston's ex-
Group Names: New Edition, soloist

🎮Nolan Bushnell -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1943
Video Game Company Executive
Misc: created Pong, founded Atari

🎵Lindsey Cardinale -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1985
Singer
TV Shows: American Idol (finalist #12 of 2005)

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🏆🏈🏒Don Cherry -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1934
Sportscaster, NFL Coach, NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: ice hockey commentator for CBC Television

🎭David Chisum -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1971
Actor
TV Shows: Black Box
Movie Titles: Dark Mirror, Unknown Caller

🎵J. R. Cobb -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1944
Songwriter, Pop Guitarist
Names/Places: FN:James
Group Names: Atlanta Rhythn Section, Classics IV

Esme Creed-Miles -- is 17 in the year 2017 and 18 in the year 2018; b.2/5/2000
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Samantha Morton and Charlie's son

🎭🎵Darren Criss -- is 30 in the year 2017 and 31 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1987
Actor, Singer
TV Shows: Glee (as Blane Anderson)

🎭Stuart Damon -- is 80 in the year 2017 and 81 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1937
Actor
Names/Places: RLN:Zonis
TV Shows: The Champions, General Hospital (as Dr. Alan Quartermaine)

🎵🎸David Denny -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1948
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: The Steve Miller Band

🎵Sara Evans -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1971
Songwriter, Country Singer

🎵Tyler Farr -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1984
Country Singer
Song Titles: Redneck Crazy, Damn Good Friends
Album Titles: Redneck Crazy

🎭🏆Debra Jo Fondren -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1955
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1977, Playboy Playmate of the Year 1978

🎭Sara Foster -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1981
Actress, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: 90210 (as Jen Clark 2009-2012)
Movie Titles: The Big Bounce, D.E.B.S., The Other End of the Line

🏆🏈Will Furrer -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1968
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏌Jane Geddes -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1960
Golfer

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Jennifer Granholm -- is 58 in the year 2017 and 59 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1959
Governor, Canadian
Misc: Governor of Michigan 2003-2011

John Guare -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1938
Writer, Playwright
Book Titles: The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Landscape of the Body

✍🎭Baron Christopher Guest -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1948
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Jamie Lee Curtis's husband
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1984-1985)
Movie Titles: This is Spinal Tap (as Nigel Tufnel), Princess Bride, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, Mrs. Henderson Presents

🏆⚽Gheorghe Hagi -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1965
Soccer Midfielder, Romanian

🎭Barbara Hershey -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1948
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Barbara Herzstine Seagull
TV Shows: The Monroes (as Kathy Monroe), From Here to Eternity, The Mountain (as Gennie Carver)
Movie Titles: Hannah & Her Sisters, Last Temptation of Christ, The Natural, The Portrait of a Lady

🎭Crystal Hunt -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1985
Actress, Producer
Movie Titles: Sydney White, Magic Mike XXL

🎭Tony Jaa -- is 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1976
Actor, Stuntman, Director, Thailandian
Movie Titles: Skin Trade, Furious 7, Ong-bak (series), The Protector

🏆Shannon James -- is 30 in the year 2017 and 31 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1987
Playmate
Misc: May 2007

🎵Sven Johannson -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1943
Composer, Drummer, Swedish
Group Names: Tangerine Dream

🏆🏈Tony Johnson -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1972
NFL Tight End

✍📰Bernard Kalb -- is 95 in the year 2017 and 96 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1922
Author, Newscaster, Journalist

Luna Marie Katich -- is 8 in the year 2017 and 9 in the year 2018; b.2/5/2009
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Constance Marie and Kent's daughter

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🎭🏆Rosanne Katon -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1954
Actress, Comedienne, Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1978
Movie Titles: Bachelor Party, Motel Hell, She Devils in Chains, The Swinging Cheerleaders

🎵🎸Al Kooper -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1944
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Organist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Group Names: "Blood, Sweat and Tears" (lead 1967-1968), Blues Project, soloist

🎭David Ladd -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1947
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Alan Sr.'s son; Cheryl's ex-
Movie Titles: The Serpent and the Rainbow, Hart's War, The Proud Rebel, A Dog of Flanders

🎵🎷Art Lande -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1947
Educator, Composer, Drummer, Jazz Pianist

🎭Jennifer Jason Leigh -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1962
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Barbara Turner & Vic Morrow's daughter
Movie Titles: Single White Female, Hudsucker Proxy, Kansas City, In The Cut, The Machinist

🎭Laura Linney -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1964
Actress
Movie Titles: The Truman Show, Lorenzo's Oil, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Primal Fear, Mystic River, Love Actually, Kinsey, The Squid and the Whale, Breach, Jindabyne, Savages

✍🎭Michael Mann -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1943
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Heat, Public Enemies, The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider, Ali

🏆Karina Marie -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1984
Playmate, English
Misc: January 2013

🏆Gia Marie -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1985
Model, Playmate
Misc: November 2014

🎵🎸Cliff Martinez -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1954
Hall of Famer, Composer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Red Hot Chili Peppers

🏆🏌Jim McGovern -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1965
Golfer

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🎭💻🎵🎸Duff Rose McKagan -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1964
Hall of Famer, Actor, Internet Website Blogger, Composer, Heavy Metal Bassist
Misc: some say b. 1962
Group Names: Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver

🎭Tim Meadows -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1961
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (1991-2000), The Bill Engvall Show (as Paul DuFrayne), Mr. Box Office (as Principal Theodore Martin), Bob's Burgers (as Mike occasional)
Movie Titles: Coneheads, Wayne's World 2, The Ladies Man, Mean Girls, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Grown Ups 2

🏆🏈Craig L. Morton -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1943
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Dallas Cowboys: Super Bowl V, VI; Denver Broncos: Super Bowl XII; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Calfornia Berkeley, Dallas Cowboys (1965-1974), New York Giants (1974-1976), Denver Broncos (1977-1982)

Christian Anthony Muniz -- is 16 in the year 2017 and 17 in the year 2018; b.2/5/2001
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Dayanara Muniz and Marc Anthony's son

🏆⚽Neymar -- is 25 in the year 2017 and 26 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1992 N.S.
Soccer Player, Brazilian
Names/Places: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior

🏆🏌José Maria Olazábal -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1966
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Spanish
Misc: Pron:ola-tha-bal

🎭Chris Parnell -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1967
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Suburgatory (as Fred Shay), WordGirl (as the narrator), 30 Rock (as Dr. Leo Spaceman), Saturday Night Live, Archer (as Cyril Figgis), The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, Rick and Morty
Movie Titles: 21 Jump Street, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

🏆🎾Jim Pugh -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1964
Tennis Player

✍📰Jane Bryant Quinn -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1939
Writer, Newscaster, Journalist, Columnist
Names/Places: Martha's mother
Misc: Financial

🎭🏆Charlotte Rampling -- is 71 in the year 2017 and 72 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1946
Movie Actress, Model, English
Movie Titles: Georgy Girl, The Damned, Stardust Memories, The Verdict, Under the Sand, Swimming Pool

🎭Shawn Reaves -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1978
Actor
TV Shows: Tru Calling (as Harrison Davies)
Movie Titles: Dandelion, 8 Ball, Auto Focus

🎭Marcus Redman -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1971
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Doogie Howser (as Raymond Alexander)
Movie Titles: Fight Club

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🏆⚽Cristiano Ronaldo -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1985
Soccer Player, Portuguese

🏆🏀Terrence Ross -- is 26 in the year 2017 and 27 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1991 N.S.
NBA Player

🎭David Selby -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1941
Actor
TV Shows: Dark Shadows (as Quentin Collins: a famous werewolf), Flamingo Road (as Michael Tyrone), Falcon Crest (as Richard Channing)
Movie Titles: The Social Network, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

🎭Diego Serrano -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1973
Actor
TV Shows: Time of Your Life (as J.B.)
Movie Titles: The Men Who Stare at Goats, Valley of the Wolves: Iraq

🎭Michael Sheen -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1969
Actor, Producer, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Masters of Sex (as Dr. William Masters)
Movie Titles: The Queen (as Tony Blair), Kingdom of Heaven, Midnight in Paris, Underworld, Frost/Nixon

🎵Mark Shusterman -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1985 N.S.
Soul Performer
Misc: Neo-Soul style
Group Names: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

🎵Graham Sierota -- is 18 in the year 2017 and 19 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1999 N.S.
Drummer
Group Names: Echosmith

🎵🎸Kyle Simmons -- is 29 in the year 2017 and 30 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1988
Singer, Keyboardist, Pianist, Synthesizer, Rock & Roll Musician, English
Group Names: Bastille

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🎭Paul Smith -- is 88 in the year 2017 and 89 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1929
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Fibber McGee & Molly (as Roy Norris), No Time for Sergeants (as Capt. Martin), Doris Day Show (as Ron Harvey)

🏆🏈Roger "The Dodger" Staubach -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1942
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: he chose the Naval Academy over 25 other scholarships. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1963 and served a tour of duty in the Navy before joining the Dallas Cowboys in 1969; led Dallas to 2 Super Bowl titles (1972,78) and was Super Bowl VI MVP in 1972; 5-time leading passer in NFC (1971,73,77-79); career 22,700 yards & 153 TDs passing, 2,264 yards & 20 TDs rushing, 83.4% passer rating; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame; SB's V, VI, X, XII, XIII; Cowboys #12 no longer issued
Sports Teams: U.S. Navy, Dallas Cowboys (1969-1979)

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🎵Barrett Strong -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1941
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Jackson, MS
Misc: wrote lots of Temptations hits
Song Titles: Money (That's What I Want)

🎭Jeremy Sumpter -- is 28 in the year 2017 and 29 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1989
Actor
TV Shows: Clubhouse (as Pete Young)
Movie Titles: Peter Pan (2003), Soul Surfer

🎭🎵Larry Tamblyn -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1943
Actor, Composer, Keyboardist, Country Singer
Group Names: Standells

🏆⚾Lee Thomas -- is 81 in the year 2017 and 82 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1936
MLB Executive, MLB Player

🏆🏁Darrell Waltrip -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1947
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR

🎭Tom (Actor) Wilkinson -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1948
Movie Actor, English
Movie Titles: Selma, Batman Begins, Michael Clayton, Shakespeare in Love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Full Monty, The Patriot, The Importance of Being Ernest, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Mr. Sunshine, Separate Lies, Duplicity

🏆Beth Williams -- is 30 in the year 2017 and 31 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1987
Model, Playmate
Misc: August 2012

🎵Chuck Winfield -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1943
Flugelhorn, Saxophonist, Trumpeter
Group Names: "Blood, Sweat & Tears"

🏆⚾Al Worthington -- is 88 in the year 2017 and 89 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1929
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Red

🎭🎵Vivian Wu -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.2/5/1966
Actress, Producer, Composer, Chinese
Names/Places: RN: Wu Jun Mei; Oscar L. Costo's wife
Movie Titles: The Last Emperor, The Pillow Book, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chinaman

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🎨Ken Adam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1921 d.3/10/2016 N.S. (95)
Designer, Art Director, German
Movie Titles: Dr. Strangelove, Diamonds Are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Agnes of God, Addams Family Values, The Madness of King George

🎭🏆Truman Bradley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1905 d.7/28/1974 (69)
TV Host, Announcer, Narrator, Sportscaster
Misc: b. Feb 8?
TV Shows: Science Fiction Theater (host)

🎵Ole Bull -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1810 d.8/17/1880 (70)
Composer, Violinist, Norweigan

William S. Burroughs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1914 d.8/2/1997 (83)
Novelist
Misc: Beat Generation Author (Naked Lunch), alternative music fan; the stone-faced godfather of the "Beat generation"
Book Titles: Naked Lunch

⛪🎭Red Buttons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1919 d.7/13/2006 (87)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Aaron Chwatt
TV Shows: The Red Buttons Show, The Double Life of Henry Phyfe, Knots Landing (as Al Baker)

🏆⚾Jim Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1924 d.10/31/1995 (71)
MLB General Manager
Misc: orchestrated the Detroit Tigers club's world champion seasons of 1968 and 1984
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

✍🎭Stephen J. Cannell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1941 d.9/30/2010 (69)
Writer, TV Producer
Names/Places: MN:Joseph
Misc: AP says b. 1941
TV Shows: The Rockford Files (producer)

🎵Henson Cargill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1941 d.3/24/2007 (66)
Country Singer
Misc: some sources state b. 1935

🎭John Carradine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1906 d.11/27/1988 (82)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Greenwich Village N.Y.; RN:Richmond Reed Carradine; father of David, Keith, & Robert
Misc: was in 200+ films
TV Shows: My Friend Irma
Movie Titles: The Invisible Man, The Ten Commandments, Of Human Bondage

⚛💰Andre Citroen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1878 d.7/3/1935 (57)
Engineer, Manufacturer, French
Misc: introduced Henry Ford's methods of mass production to the European automobile industry.

🎵Carleton Coon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1894 d.5/3/1932 (38)
Drummer
Group Names: Coon-Sanders (team with Joe Sanders)

🎭Val Dufour -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1927 d.7/27/2000 (73)
Actor
Names/Places: RN:Albert Valery

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John Boyd Dunlop -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1840 d.10/23/1921 (81)
Inventor, Scotish
Misc: pneumatic tires inventor and patenter 1888

🎭Maxine Elliott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1868 d.3/5/1940 (72)
Actress

🎭Sid Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1898 d.9/28/1975 (77)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show (as himself the landlord), Jackie Gleason Show (and several more of his)

🎵John A. Gambling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1930 d.1/8/2004 (73)
Radio Disc Jock

🎭Sam Gilman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1915 d.12/3/1985 (70)
Actor

🎵Don Goldie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1930 d.11/19/1995 (65)
Trumpeter

✍⚛⛪Andrew M. Greeley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1928 d.5/29/2013 (85)
Author, Sociologist, Reverend

🏆🏈David Griggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1967 d.6/20/1995 (28)
NFL Linebacker

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🎵🎸Alex Harvey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1935 d.2/4/1982 (47)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, British
Group Names: Alex Harvey Band, soloist

Robert Hofstadter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1915 d.11/17/1990 (75)
Physicist
Misc: his popular books on the political, social, and intellectual trends in U.S. history garnered two Pulitzer Prizes.

🎭Tim Holt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1918 d.2/15/1973 (55)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFMN:Charles John Jr.; Jack's son
Movie Titles: The Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Magnificent Ambersons, My Darling Clementine, Stagecoach, Hitler's Children

⚛📰John Jeffries -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1744 d.9/16/1819 (75)
Scientist, Physician, Weatherman
Misc: America's first weatherman

🎭🎵Claude King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1923 d.3/7/2013 (90)
Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Country Singer

🎭Will Mahoney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1894 d.2/8/1967 (73)
Actor

🏆🥊Sammy Mandell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1904 d.11/7/1967 (63)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

Sir Hiram Maxim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1840 d.11/24/1916 (76)
Inventor
Misc: inventor of the automatic machine gun amd smokeless gunpowder, the rifle, auto muffler and firearm silencer

Dwight L. Moody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1837 d.12/22/1899 (62)
Evangelist

✍🎭Frank Muir -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1920 d.1/2/1998 (77)
Comedy Writer, Comedian, English

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📰🏆Jack Murphy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1923 N.S. d.9/24/1980 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Editor, Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: San Diego Union columnist 1951-1980

💰🏆⚾Joan Whitney Payson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1903 d.10/4/1975 (72)
Philanthropist, Sports Owner, MLB Owner
Misc: owner of horse stables
Sports Teams: New York Mets (owned)

🏆⚾Roger T. Peckinpah -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1891 d.11/17/1977 (86)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: AL League Award Winner 1925
Sports Teams: Washington Senators

Sir Robert Peel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1788 d.7/2/1850 (62)
Statesman
Misc: British Prime Minister 1834-46; founder of the London Police Force

🎵🎸Gary Phillips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1947 d.1/17/2007 (59)
Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Greg Kihn Band

🎭Paiva Raposo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1911 d.??/??/1997
Actor

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🏆🎾Elizabeth Ryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1891 d.7/5/1979 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbeldon)

🎨💰Norton Simon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1907 d.6/2/1993 (86)
Art Collector, Executive, Industrialist
Names/Places: Jennifer Jones' hubby
Misc: of Simon & Schuster

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Belle Starr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1848 d.2/3/1889 (41)
Pioneer, Outlaw
Misc: Cattle & horse thief leader of Texas and the Oklahoma Indian Territory

Adlai Ewing Stevenson II -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1900 d.7/14/1965 (65)
Governor, Ambassador, Diplomat
Names/Places: Adlai's grandson; died in London at age 65.
Misc: U.S. political leader and diplomat who helped found the United Nations (UN), where he served as chief U.S. delegate (1961-65); he is mainly remembered by his countrymen as the eloquent, witty, but unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1952 and 1956

📰Arthur Ochs Sulzberger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1926 d.9/29/2012 (86)
Publisher
Misc: New York Times chairman

🎵Georgeanna Tillman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1944 d.1/6/1980 (35)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: MN:Marie; LN:Gordon
Group Names: The Marvelettes

Gabriel Voisin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1880 d.12/25/1973 (93)
Aviator, French

🎖⛪John Witherspoon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.2/5/1723 d.11/15/1794 (71)
Revolutionary, Clergyman, Educator, Scotish
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

🎭Nick Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1931 d.2/5/1968 (36)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Nicholas Adamshock
TV Shows: The Rebel (as Johnny Yuma), Saints & Sinners

🎭George Arliss -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1868 d.2/5/1946 (77)
Movie/Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: RN:George Augustus Andrews

🏆Barend Barendse -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1907 d.2/5/1981 (73)
Sportscaster

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🏆🏀Ernest A. Blood -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1872 d.2/5/1955 (82)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Passaic High School (New Jersey)

🎵Lew Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1893 d.2/5/1958 (64)
Lyricist, Songwriter, Russian
Misc: of the DeSylva, Brown, & Henderson songwriting team

🎖🎭🏆⚾🏀🏒E. Michael Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1916 N.S. d.2/5/1987 N.S. (70)
Naval Officer, TV Executive, MLB Executive, NBA Executive, NHL Executive
Names/Places: RFN: Edmund
Misc: C.I.A. agent, O.S.S. agent, President of Madison Square Garden, General Manager of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, New York Knichs, New York Rangers
TV Shows: CBS TV (executive)

🎭Kuda Bux -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1905 d.2/5/1981 (75)
Magician/Illusionist
Names/Places: NN: The Mystic Man with the X-ray Eyes; RN:Khudah Bukhsh
Misc: some say b. 1906

✍📰Thomas Carlyle -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1795 d.2/5/1881 (85)
Essayist, Critic, Philosopher, Historian, Scotish
Book Titles: The French Revolution: A History, On Heroes, Hero-Worship, The Heroic in History, The Heroic in History, The History of Friedrich II of Prussia

🎭Ian Carmichael -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1920 d.2/5/2010 (89)
Actor, English

🎨George Claghorn -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1748 d.2/5/1824 (75)
Designer
Misc: Shipbuilder; Old Ironsides, Constitution

🎭Franklin Cover -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1928 d.2/5/2006 (77)
Actor
TV Shows: The Jeffersons (as Tom Willis)

🎵"Papa" Link Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1914 d.2/5/1972 (57)
Songwriter, Singer, Fiddler, Harmonicaist, Saxophonist

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🏆⚾Barney Dreyfuss -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1865 d.2/5/1932 (66)
Hall of Famer, MLB Owner
Sports Teams: The Pittsburth Pirates (owned from 1900 until his death)

🎨✍William Pene Du Bois -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1916 d.2/5/1993 (76)
Illustrator, Children's Author

🎵Pablo Elvira -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1938 d.2/5/2000 (61)
Opera Singer, Puerto Rican

Paul Freund -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1908 d.2/5/1992 (83)
Professor

Pamela Harriman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/20/1920 d.2/5/1997 (76)
Diplomat

🎵Richard Hayman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1920 d.2/5/2014 (93)
Arranger, Harmonicaist, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Bandleader, Conductor
Song Titles: Three Penny Opera (songwriter)

🏆🥊Rodolfo Guzman Huerta -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/23/1917 N.S. d.2/5/1984 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Mexican
Names/Places: NN:El Santo (The Saint)

🎨✍Clement Hurd -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1908 d.2/5/1988 (80)
Illustrator, Children's Author

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🎭Dean Jagger -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1903 d.2/5/1991 (87)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Columbus Grove, OH; RLN:Jeffries
Misc: 150+ movies; NOT Mick's dad
TV Shows: Mr. Novak (as Albert Vane)

🏆🏀William C. "Skinny" Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1911 d.2/5/1980 (68)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Kansas (College, 1930-1933)

🎭Todd Karns -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1921 d.2/5/2000 (79)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: It's a Wonderful Life

🎵🎸Timothy Patrick "Tim" Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1963 d.2/5/1998 (35)
Heavy Metal Guitarst
Group Names: Slaughter

👑King Charles II Of Great Britian -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/29/1630 d.2/5/1685 (54)
King, English
Misc: ruled 1660-85

📰Wassily Leontief -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1906 d.2/5/1999 (92)
Economist, German
Misc: father of input-output analysis in econometrics

✍🎭Joseph Leo Mankiewicz -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1909 d.2/5/1993 (83)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Movie Titles: All About Eve

🎭Doug McClure -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1935 d.2/5/1995 (59)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, California
Misc: Cowboy star; some say b. 1938
TV Shows: Checkmate (as Jed Sills), The Virginian (as Trampas), Barbary Coast, Roots (as Jemmy Brent), Out of This World (as Mayor Kyle Applegate)

🎭Frank "Killer Joe" Piro -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1921 d.2/5/1989 (67)
Dancer
Misc: popularized 60-70s discotheque-style dances called Killer Joe

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🎵🎸Rudy Pompilli -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1924 d.2/5/1976 (51)
Hall of Famer, Tenor-sax, Rock & Roll Musician
Misc: some say b. 1926
Group Names: The Comets (a backing band for Bill Haley)

🎨Harry W. Prichett -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1921 d.2/5/2000 (79)
Cartoonist
TV Shows: Winky Dink and You (creator of the interactive TV program)

🏆⚾Charles Gardner "Old Hoss" Radbourn -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1854 d.2/5/1897 (42)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: pitcher who in 1884 won 60 games and lost 12, pitching a total of 672 innings, the equivalent of almost 75 nine-inning games. He retired with 308 wins and 35 shutouts. So who needs 3 days rest?
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bisons (1880), Providence Grays (1881-1885), Boston Beaneaters (1886-1889), Boston Reds (1890), Cincinnati Reds (1891)

🎭Dirk Rambo -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1941 d.2/5/1967 (25)
Actor
Names/Places: Dack's twin

🎵Joe Raposo -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1937 d.2/5/1989 (51)
Music Producer, Composer
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph G.
TV Shows: Sesame Street (songwriter & co-creator)

🎭Peggy Rea -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1921 d.2/5/2011 (89)
Actress
TV Shows: Red Skelton Show (regular), The Waltons (as Rose Burton), The Dukes of Hazzard (as Lulu Hogg)

🎭Thelma Ritter -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1905 d.2/5/1969 (63)
Movie/Stage Actress
Misc: some say d. Feb 4
Movie Titles: All About Eve, Pillow Talk, Miracle On 34th Street

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🎵Kenneth "Buddy" Scott -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1935 d.2/5/1994 (59)
Blues Guitarist

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🎵Paul Tanner -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1917 d.2/5/2013 (95)
Trombonist
Group Names: Glenn Miller Orchestra

🎵Doug Watkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1934 d.2/5/1962 (27)
Bassist

🎭Len Wayland -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 d.2/5/2001 (80)
Actor

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1918 d.2/5/2008 (90)
Misc: founder of the Transcendental Meditation program.

🏆⚾Rudolph "Rudy" York -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1913 d.2/5/1970 (56)
MLB First Baseman

Hannah Hoes van Buren -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1783 d.2/5/1819 (35)
First Lady
Names/Places: Martin's wife

🎵🎸Cory Julius Wells -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.2/2/1941 N.S. or 2/5/1941 N.S. d.10/21/2015 N.S. (74)
Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: Wikipedia revised his DOB to Feb 2, 1941
Group Names: Three Dog Night

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