February 12 Birthdays in History - February 12 Deaths - February 12 Events
1980 Christina Ricci, actress, Wednesday-Addams Family, Mermaids, Casper
1980 Sarah Lancaster, born in Kansas City, Kansas, actress, Rachel-Saved By Bell: New Class
1976 Christopher Pettiet, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Young Riders
1975 Chris Szarka, CFL full back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1975 Matt Finkes, linebacker for the New York Jets
1975 Scot Pollard, NBA center, Detroit Pistons
1975 Seth Payne, defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1974 Ian Mcintyre, Montreal, NHL left wing, Vancouver Canucks
1973 Brendon Mark Cameron, Pirongia New Zealand, 4k pursuit cyclist 1996 Olympics
1972 Andrew Cassesse, actor, Revenge of Nerds II, TV 101
1972 Dulip Samaraweera, cricketer, Sri Lankan Test opening batsman 1993-
1972 Ajay Naidu, American Actor
1971 Lincoln Kennedy, tackle for the Oakland Raiders
1971 Romeo Bandison, NFL defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns
1971 Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher 1996 Olympics
1971 Shante Carver, NFL defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys
1971 Tracy Kennick, beauty pageant winner, anchor for Good Morning Southeast Texas, semifinalist for Miss USA 1996, Miss Utah 1996, Miss Utah Teen USA 1989
1970 Bryan Roy, Surinam/Dutch soccer star, Ajax
1970 Dell Demps, NBA guard for the San Antonio Spurs
1970 Lamar Thomas, NFL wide receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins
1969 Colin Keely, Buffalo, New York, water polo driver 1996 Olympics
1969 Shauna Lyn Searles, Miss California USA 1996
1969 Darren Aronofsky, American Director
1968 Chynna Phillips, born in Los Angeles, California, vocalist, Wilson Philips-Hold On
1968 Josh Brolin, actor, Johnny-Private Eye, Jimmy Hickok-Young Riders
1968 Todd Fanning, Saskatoon Sask, golfer, Manitoba Amat-1984, 90, 91, 92
1967 Andrew Dunkley, Kent England, golfer, 1991-93 Co-Captain University of W Fla
1965 Ruben Amaro, U.S. baseball outfielder, Cleveland Indians
1964 Maurice Douglass, NFL safety for the New York Giants
1964 Michel Petit, St. Malo, NHL defenseman, Tampa Bay Lightning
1964 Milton Small, cricket pace bowler, WI vs. Australia 1984
1964 Raphael Sbarge, actor, Risky Business, My Science Project, Werewolf
1963 Brent Jones, NFL tight end for the San Francisco 49ers
1963 Paul Way, born in Kingsbury, Middlesex, British golfer, won Brabazon Trophy, 1981, turned pro in 1982, won KLM Dutch Open while on the European Tour, second youngest Ryder Cup player in 1983, and 1985, finished in the top 100 in 1993, on the Order of Merit, after 1997, his participation in tournament golf waned
1961 Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1959 Nancy Remy, reporter, New York City's Shadow Traffic
1959 Omar Hakim, drummer, Dire Straits, Weather Report
1959 Per Gessle, rocker, Roxette-Joy Ride
1959 Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress, Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise
1958 Ingrid Klich, Whittier California, rower 1996 Olympics
1958 Ruth Guerri, born in St. Louis, Missouri, playmate, July, 1983
1956 Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs, 1994-
1955 Arsenio Hall, comedian, Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America
1955 Daniele Masala, Italy, pentathelete, Olympics-1976
1953 Joanna Kerns, de Varona, born in San Francisco, California, actress, Maggie-Growing Pains
1952 Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
1951 Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker, Triumph
1950 Michael Ironside, actor, Starship Troopers
1950 Steve Hackett, rock guitarist, Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR
1949 Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer, prolific Indian batsman of 70s
1949 Len Randle, baseball player for the New York Mets
1949 Stanley Knight, country artist, Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog
1948 Ray Kurzweil, American Inventor
1947 Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer, Solution
1946 Ever Meulen, Eddy Vermeulen, Dutch designer, children stamps 1992
1945 Cliff De Young, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment
1945 Joe Schermie, Madison Wi, bassist, 3 Dog Night-Joy to the World
1945 Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress, Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo
1944 Charles Pasarell, tennis pro
1944 Desmond Nuttall, English educator
1944 Jackie Torrence, story teller/artist
1944 Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist, Just Good Ol' Boys
1942 Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1942 Lionel Grigson, professor of jazz
1942 Ehud Barak, Israeli Statesman
1941 Naomi Uemura, mountain climber, 1st Japanese to scale Everest
1941 Ross Morgan, cricketer, New Zealand batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72
1940 Hank Brown, born in Denver, Colorado, Representative-R-Colorado 1981 - 1991, Senator-R-Colorado 1991 - 1997
1939 John D Hancock, actor and director, Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights
1939 Leon Kass, American Educator
1938 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer
1938 Judy Blume, author, Wifey
1937 Charles Everett Dumas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, high jumper 1956 Olympics gold
1936 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident
1936 Joe Don Baker, Groesback, Texas, actor, Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch
1936 Paul Shenar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, actor, Carrington-Roots
1935 Gene McDaniels, U.S. vocalist/bandleader/actor, Young Swingers
1935 Ken Still, born in Tacoma, Washington, golfer, won three Professional Golf Association Tour events, played in the Senior Professional Golf Association Tour
1935 Ray Manzarek, keyboardist, Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier
1934 Annette Crosbie, British actress
1934 Bill Russell, Monroe, Louisiana, NBAer, Boston Celtics, Gold Medal 1956 Olympics
1933 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut
1933 Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author, Web of Wizardry, Space Trap
1932 Lincoln Kilpatrick, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actor, BJ-Leslie Uggams Show
1931 Constance Morella, born in Somerville, Massachusetts, Representative-R-Maryland 1987 - 2003
1930 Arlen Specter, born in Wichita, Kansas, Senator-R-Pennsylvania 1981 -
1930 Arlen Spector, American Politician
1929 Agustin Gonzalez Acilu, composer
1927 Anne Gillis, Little Rock, Arkansas, actress, Adv of Tom Sawyer, Little Men
1926 Joe Garagiola, born in St. Louis, Missouri, sportscaster/host, Today Show
1926 Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire, Octopus
1924 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author and poet, 3 Women, Adam
1923 Franco Zeffirelli, Florence Italy, director, Romeo and Juliet
1923 James Abdnor, born in Kennebec, South Dakota, Senator-R-South Dakota 1981 - 1987, Representative-D-South Dakota 1973 - 1981
1923 Mel Powell, composer
1919 Forrest Tucker, born in Plainfield, Indiana, actor, O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail
1918 Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox
1918 Julian S Schwinger, U.S. physicist
1917 Thomas K Scherman, New York City, conductor, Little Orchestra Society 1947 - 1975
1916 Joseph L Alioto, Mayor-SF
1916 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer, Vom Tode
1915 Andrew J Goodpaster, U.S., general/supreme commander, NATO-Europe
1915 Lorne Greene, Ottawa Canada, actor, Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica
1914 Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist, Glenn Miller Orchestra
1914 Nello Celio, Swiss president
1913 Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Braganca, grandson of emperor Pedro I
1912 Eddie J Bush, golf professional
1912 Ernest Clark, born in London, England, actor, Doctor in the House
1911 Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater 1936 Olympics gold
1911 Frank Hercules, writer
1911 Sylvstre A. Guzman Fernandez, president, Dominican Republic
1910 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
1910 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder, Samsung Business
1909 Barry Wood, New Haven, Connecticut, vocalist, Your Hit Parade
1905 Harry Bellaver, actor, Sergeant Arcaro-Naked City
1904 Ted Mack, born in Denver, Colorado, TV host, Original Amateur Hour
1902 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
1900 Ferenc Kormendy, Hungarian/US author, Budapest Kaland
1900 Fred Emney, born in London, England, actor, Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino
1899 Albert Huybrechts, composer
1898 Wallace Ford, Samuel Jones Grundy, Batton England, actor, Deputy
1898 [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer, When Johnny Comes Marching Home
1894 Hans Guido von Bulow, German conductor
1893 Marcel G. J. Minnaert, Dutch astronomer
1893 Omar N. Bradley, Soldier
1891 Cecil Dixon, cricket off-spinner, 1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair
1891 Maurice Yvain, composer
1891 Max Terhune, actor, Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice
1886 Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
1886 Michel Brusselmans, composer
1885 Julius Streicher, German district leader, Sturmer
1885 Licinio Refice, composer
1884 Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist
1884 Alice Roosevelt Longworth, born in New York City, New York, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt
1883 Ludwig Stossel, Austria, actor, Man With a Camera
1882 Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
1882 Walter Nash, New Zealander Statesman
1880 John L. Lewis, union leader, United Mine Workers, 1920-60
1873 Jon Trausti, Gudmundur Magnusson, Icelandic writer, Heidarbylid
1869 Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts, VVD
1868 Johan H. A. Schaper, Dutch MP/founder, SDAP
1867 Joe Howard, New York City, vocalist, Gay Nineties Revue
1865 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet, Young Poland
1861 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author, Im Kampf um Gott
1857 Bobby Peel, cricketer, great English lefty 1884-96
1853 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer
1852 Hendrik Blink, geographer, Van de Eems tot de Schelde
1850 Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary, Flemish Flag
1841 Bert van Tienhoven, mayor, Amsterdam, foreign minister
1841 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor, Amsterdam, foreign minister
1838 Charles Carroll Walcott, Major General Union volunteers
1831 John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track
1828 George Meredith, England, poet and novelist, Shaving of Shagpat
1828 Robert Ransom, Jr., Major General Confederate Army
1824 Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
1818 Otto Ludwig, German writer, Die Heiterethei
1815 Edward Forbes, British Scientist
1813 James Dwight Dana, American Scientist
1809 Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, R, 16th President, 1861 - 1865
1809 Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution, 'Origin of Species'
1792 Ferdinand de Braekeleer, Belgian painter
1791 Jan D Zocher, Jr., Dutch garden architect, Vondelpark, Amsterdam
1791 Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist, Cooper Union
1778 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer
1775 Louise Catherine Johnson Adams, 1st lady, 1825 - 1829
1775 Louisa Catherine Adams, American First Lady
1768 Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor, 1792-1806
1760 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer
1758 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer
1753 Lambert-Francois Godecharle, composer
1751 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer
1740 Matej Sojka, composer
1706 Josef Christian, German sculptor
1665 Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician, sexuality plant
1663 Cotton Mather, witchcraft authority
1637 John Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist, Bible of Nature
1636 Herman Witsius, Dutch reformed theologist
1588 John Winthrop, English attorney/puritan/1st Governor of Mass
1585 Caspar Bartholin, Malmo, physician, theologian, writer on anatomy
1584 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet, Muiderkring
1567 Thomas Campion, England, composer/poet/physician
1474 Lorenzo Campeggi, o, archbishop of Bologna/diplomat
1438 Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
1211 Henry VII, Roman catholic German king, 1220-35