February 21 Birthdays in History - February 21 Deaths - February 21 Events
1986 Amedeo, Belgium, son of princess Astrid/arch duke Lorenz
1986 Charlotte Church, born in Cardiff, Wales, singer, songwriter, actress, classical crossover singer, host of 'The Charlotte Church Show', worth $20 million pounds
1976 Robin Confer, soccer forward 1996 Olympics
1976 Ryan Smyth, Banff, NHL left wing for the Edmonton Oilers
1975 Scott Miller, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer, 1996 Olympics silver
1975 Troy Slaten, actor, Jerry-Parker Lewis Can't Lose
1974 Alexei Lojkin, NHL forward, Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1974 Rohsaan Griffin, Texas City Texas, 200m runner
1973 Brian Rolston, Flint, NHL left wing, Olympics-1994, New Jersey Devils
1973 Les Gutches, Medford Oregon, 180 lbs freestyle wrestler, 1996 Olympics
1973 Justin Sane, American Musician
1972 Karl DeWolf, hockey defenseman, Team France 1998
1971 Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player, SVDB, Vitesse
1971 Jeff Schmidt, U.S. baseball pitcher for the California Angels
1971 Jey Phillips, WLAF safety for the Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Terry Mickens, NFL wide reciever, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1970 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican/U.S. baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins
1970 Marc Woodard, NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
1970 Michael Slater, cricketer, devastating Australia opening bat since 1993
1970 Patrick Pilloni, hockey forward, Team Austria 1998
1970 Will Moore, NFL wide receiver, New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars
1969 Dean Noel, CFL full back for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1969 Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier 1992 Olympics gold
1968 Pellom McDaniels, NFL defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs
1968 Terry Allen, NFL running back, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins
1967 Leroy Russel Burrell, Philadelphia, long jumper 1996 Olympics
1967 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player, PSV, FC Groningen
1966 Bronwen Booth, London, actress, Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil
1966 Chris Donnels, U.S. baseball infielder for the Houston Astros
1966 Edie Boyer, St. Paul, Minnesota, discus thrower
1966 Wendy James, born in London, England, vocalist, Transvision Vamp-Velveteen
1965 Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman, Team Germany
1965 Keith Arthurton, cricketer, Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty bat
1964 Alana Soares, born in Redondo Beach, California, playmate, Mar, 1983
1964 Mark E Kelly, Orange, New Jersey, Lt USN/astronaut
1964 Scott J Kelly, Orange, New Jersey, Lt USN/astronaut
1964 Willie Pless, CFL linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos
1963 Greg Turner, Dunedin New Zealand, Australasia golfer
1963 Michael Gostigian, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, pentathelete, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1963 Billy Baldwin, American Designer
1962 David Foster Wallace, born in New York, author, novelist, short story and literary fiction writer
1961 Christopher Atkins, Rye, New York, actor, Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon
1961 Ranking Roger, rock vocalist, English Beat-Drowning
1961 Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner, world record
1961 Chuck Palahniuk, American Novelist
1958 Alan Trammell, Garden Grove California, infielder for the Detroit Tigers
1958 Jack Coleman, Easton, Pennsylvania, actor, Steven Carrington-Dynasty
1958 Jake Steinfeld, exercise expert, Body by Jake
1958 Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Princeton, New Jersey, country vocalist, This Shirt
1956 Woody Brown, Dayton Ohio, actor, Cliff-Facts of Life
1954 Ivo van Damme, Belgium, 800/1500m dash 1976 Olympics silver
1953 Christine Ebersole, Park Forest, Illinois, actress, SNL, Valerie, Tootsie
1953 William L Petersen, actor, Return to Lonesome Dove
1953 William Petersen, American Actor
1952 Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist, Stranglers-Dreamtime
1951 John Parker, cricketer, New Zealand batsman of 70s
1951 Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer, Tubes
1951 Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist, Tubes
1949 Jerry Harrison, Milwaukee, rock keyboardist, Talking Heads
1948 Larry Ragland, Richmond, Virginia, comedian, Keep on Truckin'
1947 Olympia J. Snowe, born in Augusta, Maine, Representative-R-Maine 1979 - 1995, Senator-R-Maine 1995 -
1947 Olympia Snowe, American Politician
1946 Alan Rickman, actor, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
1946 Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper, avg 86.33 in 3 Tests
1946 Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter, or 0202
1946 Tyne Daly, born in Madison, Wisconsin, actress, Cagney and Lacey, Angel Unchained
1946 Anthony Daniels, English Actor
1945 Paul Newton, rock bassist
1945 Sudhir Naik, cricketer, Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974
1944 Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet, Impossible Work
1944 Kitty Winn, Washington D.C., actress, Beacon Hill
1943 David Geffin, born in Brooklyn, New York, record producer, Geffin, Asylum
1943 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist
1943 Roberto Faenza, director, Cop Killers, Corrupt
1943 David Geffen, American Businessman
1942 Margarethe Von Trotta, Berlin Germany, actress/director, Marianne
1941 Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner
1940 John Lewis, born in Troy, Alabama, Representative-D-Georgia 1987 -
1940 Peter McEnery, England, actor, Game is Over, Moonspinners
1939 Richard Beymer, Avoca, Iowa, actor, West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank
1939 Ron Nagle, rock producer, Riding with the King
1938 Beryl Anthony, Jr., born in El Dorado, Arkansas, Representative-D-California 1979 - 1993
1937 Gary Lockwood, born in Van Nuys, California, actor, 2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant
1937 Ron Clarke, Australia, runner, held 19 world records
1937 Jilly Cooper, British Author
1936 Barbara Jordan, born in Houston, Texas, Representative-D-Texas, 1972 - 1978
1935 Mark McManus, actor, Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night
1934 Rue McClanahan, Healdton Oklahoma, actress, Maude, Golden Girls
1933 Nina Simone, born in Tyron, North Carolina, vocalist/pianist, Porgy
1932 Harald V, King of Norway, 1991-
1927 Erma Bombeck, born in Dayton, Ohio, humorist, Grass is Always Greener...
1927 Hubert de Givenchy, Beauvais France, fashion designer, Audrey Hepburn
1927 Pierre Mercure, composer
1926 Hans Andreus, Johan W van der Zant, Dutch poet, Animal Language
1925 Al Fann, Cleveland, actor, Alvin-He's the Mayor
1925 Jack Ramsay, NBA coach
1925 Sam Peckinpah, born in Fresno, California, film director, Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs
1924 Robert G Mugabe, premier/president of Zimbabwe
1923 Lola Flores, entertainer
1923 Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress, Ruthless, Ziegfeld Follies
1922 Murray "the K" Kaufman, New York City DJ, 5th Beatle
1921 John Rawls, American Educator
1917 Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier, 1963-65
1915 Ann Sheridan, Denton Texas, actress, Dodge City, Another World
1915 Godfrey Brown, England, 4 x 400m runner 1936 Olympics gold
1914 Arnold S Denker, New York, U.S. chess champion, 1944-46
1914 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist, Parool/VARA
1913 Glenn M. Anderson, born in Hawthorne, California, Representative-D-California 1969 - 1993
1912 Arline Judge, actress, Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent
1912 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, Arkadia 598-Schubert
1912 Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
1910 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot, WW II
1909 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
1909 Hans Erni, born in Switzerland, painter and sculptor
1909 Helen O Dickens, Henderson, U.S. physician/gynaecologist
1907 W. H. Auden, U.S., poet, Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948
1904 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
1903 Anais Nin, born in Paris, novelist, Winter of Artifice, House of Incense
1903 Madeleine Renaud, Paris, France, actress, Helene, Longest Day
1903 Raymond Queneau, M Presle, French author, Un Enfant a Dit
1903 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner for the Boston Red Sox
1903 Fairfax Cone, American Businessman
1902 Arthur D Nock, English/U.S. historian, St. Paul
1900 Madeleine Renaud, French actress/theater director, Plaisir
1900 Sydney Arnold, English comic/actor, Miss Jones and Son
1898 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer, Gayaneh
1897 Celia Lovsky, Vienna Aus, actress, Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek
1896 Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer, Blue Jackets
1893 Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist
1893 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist, Mother, Deserter
1892 Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet/writer/feminist
1892 Harry Stack Sullivan, American Psychologist
1889 Felix Aylmer, actor, Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St. Joan
1888 Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist, Religious Build Up
1887 Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
1885 Sacha Guitry, France, actor and playwright, Story of a Cheat
1883 J M M "Mick" Commaille, cricketer, dual South African cricket/soccer rep
1881 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
1880 Frank Orth, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, actor, Boston Blackie, Brothers
1878 Fritz Cortolezis, composer
1877 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
1876 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian/French sculptor, Princesse X
1875 Jeanne Louise Calment, France, world's oldest woman, died at 122
1867 Otto Hermann Kahn, Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Co
1861 Pierre Breville, composer
1857 Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium, 1907
1856 Hendrik P Berlage, architect, Stock exchange Amsterdam
1855 Alice Freeman Palmer, educator, Hall of Fame
1852 [James] Burner Matthews, U.S. playwright/critic, New York Times
1844 Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer and professor, Paris Conservatory
1837 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer, Canteres Gallegos, Follas Novas
1836 Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer
1836 Emil Hartmann, composer
1836 Leo Delibes, Saint-Germain-du-Val France, ballet composer, Coppelia
1831 Eduard Rappoldi, composer
1829 Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1821 Charles Scribner, U.S., music publisher, Scribner Catalog
1817 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist, El rey Loco
1815 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
1814 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer
1805 David Tod, U.S. diplomat, Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63
1802 George Douglas Ramsey, Major general Union Army
1801 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer
1801 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author, Dream of Gerontius
1800 John Henry Winder, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1795 Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer
1794 Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, president of Mexico, 1833-36
1785 Karl A. Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author, Die Sterner
1779 Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer
1776 Vincenzo Lavigna, composer
1755 Anne Grant, Scottish Poet
1744 Eise J Eisinga, Frisia, built planetarium Franeker
1730 Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter
1728 Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian tsar, 1762, husband of Catherine
1710 Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet, Human Life
1690 Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer
1684 Justus van Effen, writer/founder, Holland Spectator
1674 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
1556 Sethus Calvisius, composer
1484 Joachim I Nestor, elector, Brandenburg, Constitution
1417 Louis IX, Duke of Bayern, University of Ingolstadt