February 20 Birthdays in History - February 20 Deaths - February 20 Events
1979 Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress, Sarah Reeves-Party of Five
1978 Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer 1996 Olympics
1978 Jay Hernandez, American Actor
1977 Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer 1996 Olympics
1977 Stephon Marbury, NBA guard, Minnesota Timberwolves
1977 Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina 1996
1975 Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman for the Washington Capitals
1975 Brian Littrell, singer, Backstreet Boys
1975 Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
1974 Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czechoslovakia, tennis star, 1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL
1973 Vladimir Iiic, WLAF defensive end, Barcelona Dragons, Rhein Fire
1972 Corinna Harney, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate, Aug, 1991
1972 Tom Gough, 200 lbs, 91 kg, U.S. weightlifter, Olympics-14th-1996
1971 Jari Litmanen, born in Hollola, Finland, professional soccer player, attacking midfielder, second striker, played for Lahti, considered Finland's greatest player ever
1970 Bryan Robinson, defensive end for the St. Louis Rams
1970 Cheyenne Brando, Papeete Tahiti, daughter of Marlon
1970 Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams
1970 Leo Stefan, Chelyabinsk RUS, hockey forward, Team Germany
1969 Tommy Vardell, NFL running back, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions
1969 [Touchdown] Tommy Vardell, NFL running back for the Cleveland Browns
1968 Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle for the Edmonton Eskimos
1968 Lorraine Olivia, Geneva, Illinois, playmate, Nov, 1990
1967 Andrew Shue, born in Wilmington, Delaware, actor, played Billy Campbell on Melrose Place television series, co-founder of social networking site, CafeMom
1967 Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota, Cowboys
1967 Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker for the Miami Dolphins
1967 Kurt Cobain, rock vocalist, Nirvana, husband of Courtney Love
1967 Kurt Knudsen, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
1967 Lili Taylor, actress, Ransom, Short Cuts
1967 Rebekka Lynn Armstrong, Bakersfield California, playmate, Sep, 1986
1967 Theresa Luke, Vancouver BC, rower 1996 Olympics
1967 Tom Waddle, NFL player, Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals
1966 Britt Hager, NFL linebacker, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams
1966 Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood, Virginia, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1966 Cindy Crawford, born in Dekalb, Illinois, super model, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
1966 Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point, North Carolina, 100m/200m, 1996 Olympics silver
1966 Derek Lilliquist, U.S. baseball pitcher, Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves
1965 Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy, 1982
1964 Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward, Team Finland
1964 French Stewart, New Mexico, actor, Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun
1964 Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia, Missouri, PGA golfer, 1993 Walt Disney
1963 Charles Barkley, Leads Ab, NBA forward, Phoenix, Rockets, Gold Medal 1996 Olympics
1963 Ian Brown, English rock vocalist, Stone Roses-Made of Stone
1963 William Baldwin, New York, actor, Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners
1962 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants
1962 Ria Coyne, Scranton Penn, comedienne, Betsy-Batman Forever
1961 Claudia Cummins, Clintwood, Virginia, 4th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1961 Imogen Stubbs, Rothbury England, actress, Summer Story
1961 Steve Lundquist, U.S. swimmer, Olympics-2 gold-1984
1960 Kee Marcello, rocker, Europe-Final Countdown
1960 Mark Reilly, Matt Bianco, rocker, Indio-Big Harvest
1960 Joel Hodgson, American Entertainer
1959 Bill Gullickson, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
1959 Joel Rifkind, New York serial killer
1959 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver
1958 Carol Ficatier, Auscene France, playmate, December, 1985
1958 James Wilby, Burma, actor, Howards End, Maurice
1956 Charles Cummins, Clintwood, Virginia, 3rd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1955 Kelsey Grammer, born in Virgin Islands, actor, Fraiser Crane-Cheers/Fraiser
1954 Anthony Stewart Head, actor, Buffy Vampire Slayer
1954 Jon Brant, rock bassist, Cheap Trick
1954 Patty Hearst, born in San Francisco, California, newspaper heiress, convicted bank robber, socialite, known as Patricia Hearst Shaw, autobiography titled, 'Every Secret Thing'
1954 Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-17, TM-25
1953 Carol Cummins, Clintwood, Virginia, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 Riccardo Chailly, born in Milan, Italy, conductor, West Berlin Symphony Orchestra
1952 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood, Virginia, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1951 Bonnie Lauer, born in America, professional golfer, won National Collegiate Championship playing for Michigan State University, won 2 LPGA Tours, served as 1988 LPGA President
1951 Edward Albert, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free
1951 Gordon Brown, born in Govan, Scotland, politician, Labor Party, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, former television journalist
1951 Kathy Baillie, Morristown, New Jersey, country vocalist, Baille Boys-Oh Heart
1951 Phil Neal, born in Irchester, Northamptonshire, professional soccer player, manger, right fullback, appeared in the first five of Liverpool's European Cup finals
1951 Randy California, Wolfe, Cal, guitarist, Spirit-I Got a Line on You
1950 John Voldstad, Oslo Norway, actor, Darryl-Newhart
1950 Walter Becker, New York City, rock bassist, Steely Dan-Peg
1949 Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner, immense England
1949 Ivana Trump,born in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia, ex-wife of Donald Trump, 1st Wives Club
1948 Barry Wordsworth, conductor
1948 Billy Zoom, born in Savanna, Illinois, musician, guitarist, founder of punk rock band X, Guitar Player named him greatest guitar player of all time in 2007, worked with Gene Vincent, rockabilly legend, as well as Etta James, Big Joe Turner
1948 Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
1948 John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
1947 Andre van Duin, Kyvon, Dutch entertainer, Bloemkoole
1947 Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress, Summer of '42
1947 John C. Maxwell, born in Garden City, Michigan, evangelical Christian, author, pastor, speaker, leadership expert, wrote over 50 books on leadership, sold over 13 million copies including 'Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow'
1946 Brenda Blethyn, actress, Secrets and Lies
1946 J[erome] Geils, New York City, rock guitarist, J Geils Band-Centerfold
1946 Mieke H. A. Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP, CDA
1946 Sandy Duncan, Henderson, Texas, actress, Hogan Family
1945 Alan Hull, singer/composer
1945 Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter, Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas
1944 Lew Soloff, born in Brooklyn, New York, rocker, Blood, Sweat and Tears
1944 Roger Knapman, British MP
1944 Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach, Feyenoord
1943 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian, cosmonaut, Soyuz T-9, TM-3
1943 Antonio Inoki, Kanji Rikidozan, wrestler, NJPW/JWA
1943 Tom McNally, born in England, Thomas McNally, Baron McNally, politician, Liberal Party, Liberal Democrat leader in the House of Lords, life peer, Baron of Blackpool in the County of Lancashire
1943 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director, High Hopes, Secrets and Lies
1942 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster, Sound of the City
1942 Claude Miller, director, Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child
1942 David O'Dowd, Chief Constable, Northamptonshire
1942 Mitch McConnell, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Senator-R-Kentucky 1985 -
1942 Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, actor, Rich Man Poor Man
1942 Phil Esposito, NHL center/General Manager, Bruins, Rangers
1941 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger, Now That the Buffalo Are Gone
1940 Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
1940 Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
1940 Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
1940 RA Weiss, director, Institute of Cancer Research
1940 V Payne, British headmistress, Malvern Girls' College
1939 Barbara Ellis, Olympia, Washington, rocker, Fleetwoods
1939 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
1938 Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach, Barcelona Dragons
1938 Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
1937 David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter, American Gothic
1937 Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist, Feel Like Making Love
1937 Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist, Nobel 1988
1937 Roger Penske, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, owner, Penske Racing, auto racing team, the Penske Corporation, corporate director, General Electric
1936 Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian, Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes
1936 Marj Dusay, Mahoney, Russell, Kansas, actress, Kate-Bret Maverick
1936 Roy Beggs, born in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland, John Robert Beggs, Ulster Unionist Party, Member of Parliament for East Antrim 1983 - 2005, known for his Euroscepticism, strong support of Northern Ireland's grammar schools
1935 Frank Jordan, American Politician
1934 Bobby Unser, auto racer, 1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500
1933 Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
1930 Patricia Smith, New Haven, Connecticut, actress, Bob Newhart Show
1929 Toshiro Mayuzumi, Yokohama Japan, composer, Sphenogramme
1929 Bill Walker, born in Dundee, Scotland, politician, deputy chairman, Scottish Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for Perth and East Perthshire
1928 Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
1928 Elroy Face, baseball pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates
1927 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor", for Senator Joseph McCarthy
1926 Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
1926 Edgar Meuli, cricketer, opened New Zealand batting in Test vs. South Africa 1953
1926 Kenneth H Olsen, U.S., engineer/founder, Digital Equipment Corp
1926 Robert Eugene Richards, Illinois, pole vaulter, Olympics gold 48, 52, 56
1926 Bob Richards, American Athlete
1926 Ken Olsen, American Businessman
1925 Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist, A Walk in the Night
1925 Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author, Anak semua bangsa
1925 Robert Altman, born in Kansas City, Missouri, director, Nashville, M*A*S*H
1924 Gloria Vanderbilt, don't my jeans look great, poor little rich girl
1924 Sidney Poitier, actor, Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, or 1927
1923 Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana, 1964-85
1921 Amanda Blake, Beverly, Buffalo, New York, actress, Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke
1921 Joseph Albert Walker, Washington D.C., test pilot, X-15
1921 Ruth Gipps, British conductor/composer
1920 Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer, Devil in the Winter Palace
1920 Liesbeth Tonckens, Wilhelmina, actress/lecturer, Free People
1917 Frederick Page, CEO, British Aerospace Aircraft Group
1916 Julius Juzeliunas, composer
1916 Paul Tripp, New York City, TV host, Mr I Magination
1915 Philip Friend, Horsham England, actor, Vulture, Fur Collar
1914 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host, What's My Line
1914 Marion Kettlewell, British director, WRNS
1914 Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar, Cuentanan di Nanzi
1913 Jozef Kresanek, composer
1913 Mary Durack, born in Adelaide, Australia, poet, author, historian, wrote Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country
1913 Nadine Conner, U.S., opera singer, Carmen, La Boheme
1913 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
1911 Margot Grahame, born in Canterbury, England, born Margaret Clark, actress, compared to Jean Harlow, dubbed the 'Aluminum Blonde', performed with Bebe Daniels in The Fabulous Joe
1911 Robert Guyn McBride, Tucson Arizona, composer, Mexican Rhapsody
1910 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
1908 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot, BI-1
1908 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix
1907 Malcolm Atterbury, Philadelphia, actor, Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way
1907 Nadine Conner, California, soprano, Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute
1907 Owain Jenkins, company director
1906 Gale Gordon, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy
1905 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer, Acrobat
1904 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier, 1964-80
1904 Bramwell Fletcher, born in Yorkshire, England, actor, White Cargo, Mummy
1903 Ella Maillart, explorer
1903 Karel Janacek, composer
1903 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
1902 Ansel Adams, photographer, 1966 ASMP Award
1901 Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt, 1952-54
1901 Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher, Daily Mirror
1901 Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
1901 Rene Jules Dubos, France, U.S. microbiologist/author, Health and Disease
1901 Louis Kahn, American Architect
1900 Antonio Veretti, composer
1900 Graham Spry, St. Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
1900 Jean Negulesco, born in Craiova, Dolj, Romania, film director, screenwriter, directed The Mask of Dimitrios, Three Strangers, Academy award nominee for Johnny Belinda
1899 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, born in Long Island, New York, founder, Pan Am Airways
1899 Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master, Ballets Russes
1898 Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer, Ferrari
1897 Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter, Door, Window
1896 Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
1895 Freida Geiken, autobiographer, National Historic Taping
1893 Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright, Life with Father
1889 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
1888 Georges Bernanos, France, novelist, Diary of a Country Priest
1888 Marie Rambert, Warsaw, English ballet producer/director/teacher
1887 David McKinley Williams, composer
1887 Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright, Writ for Libel
1886 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic, 1919
1883 Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist, Road Through Dark Night
1881 Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright, Vengeanza de Don Mendo
1876 Fyodor Akimenko, composer
1874 Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
1870 Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar, Verzen
1861 Nicolaas van Meeteren, Curacao, folklorist
1854 Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director, Youth
1852 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author, Tjoma Kartashov
1848 Edward H. Harriman, American Businessman
1844 Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist, statistical mechanics
1844 Mihaly von Munkacsy, Michael von Lieb, Hungarian painter
1838 James Barbour Terrill, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1835 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist
1829 Joseph Jefferson, American Artist
1827 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1820 Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1816 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
1809 Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, Governor-General of Netherlands-Indies
1809 Henry Walton Wessells, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1808 Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
1805 Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer
1803 Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer
1802 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist and composer
1796 Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician
1791 Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer, Schule der Virtuosen
1784 Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher
1770 Ferdinando Carulli, composer
1763 Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer
1752 Charles Broche, composer
1745 Johann Peter Salomon, composer
1734 Franz Ignaz Beck, composer
1656 Johannes Schenck, German/Netherlands composer, baptised
1633 Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher
1632 Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM, 1690-1694, founder, Tories
1523 Jan Blahoslav, Czechoslovakian humanist/bishop, Bohemian brothers
1507 Gentile Bellini, Italian artist, Sultan Mohammed II
1494 Johan Friis, chancellor, Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism