February 5 Birthdays in History - February 5 Deaths - February 5 Events
1985 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese Athlete
1978 Kristina Cherina, Miss Croatia Universe 1997
1976 Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star, 1995 Puerto Rico
1975 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player, Feyenoord
1975 Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player, Willem II
1974 Adrienne Johnson, WNBA guard for the Cleveland Rockers
1973 Diego Serrano, Quito Ecuador, actor, Tomas Rivera-Another World
1973 Israel Raybon, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers
1973 Laura Espinoza-Watson, Torrance California, female infielder, Silver Bullets
1973 Richard Matvichuk, Ft. Saskatchewan C, NHL defenseman for the Dallas Stars
1972 Chris Bailey, ice hockey defenseman, USA, 1998 Olympics
1972 Erin Phillips, Mexico Missouri, Miss America-Missouri 1996
1972 Tony Johnson, tight end for the New Orleans Saints
1972 Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, Australian Royalty
1971 Dennis Hall, Milwaukee, 125 lbs greco-roman wrestler, Silver Medals 1992, 1996 Olympics
1971 Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward 1996 Olympics
1971 Marcus Redman, actor, Raymond-Doogie Howser
1971 Peter "Chip" Cipollone, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, rower 1996 Olympics
1970 Darren Lehmann, cricketer, SA and Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996
1970 Forey Duckett, NFL/WLAF cornerback and safety, Saints, Scottish Claymores
1969 Bobby Brown, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, vocalist, Ghostbusters, Don't Be Cruel
1968 Regina Rajchitova, Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1968 Roberto Alomar, Salinas Puerto Rico, infielder for the Baltimore Orioles
1968 Will Furrer, NFL quarterback, Houston Oilers, St. Louis Rams
1966 Jose Maria Olazabal, born in Fuenterrabia, Gipuzkoa, Basque country, Spain, professional golfer, 6 PGA Tour wins, 23 European Tour wins, 2 Japan Golf Tour wins
1965 Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, U.S. badminton player 1992 Olympics
1965 James David McGovern, Teaneck, New Jersey, PGA golfer, 1993 Shell Houston Open
1965 Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star
1964 Jim Pugh, born in Burbank, California, tennis star
1964 Laura Linney, born in New York City, New York, actress, film, theater, appeared in 'The Truman Show', 'Mystic River', 'The Nanny Diaries', 'Love Actually'
1962 Duff McKagan, Michael, born in Seattle, Washington bassist, Guns and Roses
1962 Tommy Skeoch, rock vocalist, Tesla-Psychotic Supper
1961 Tim Meadows, born in Highland Park, Michigan, actor, comedian, appeared on 'Saturday Night Live', films include, 'Coneheads', Wayne's World 2', 'Mean Girls'
1960 Jane Geddes, Huntington, New York, LPGA golfer, 1987 Women's Kemper Open
1960 William John Readings, literary theorist
1959 Glenn Dubis, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S. 3x40 rifle, Olympics-1984, 88, 96
1959 Jennifer M. Granholm, American Politician
1959 Jennifer Granholm, American Politician
1959 Armstrong Williams, American Journalist
1958 Jennifer Jason Leigh, Morrow, LA Cal, actress, Single White Female
1957 Craig Wilson, Beeville, Texas, U.S. water polo goalie, Olym-silver-84, 88
1955 Debra Jo Fondren, Los Angeles Cal, playmate of year, September, 1977
1954 Roseanne Katan, Jamacia, playmate, Sep, 1978
1954 Cliff Martinez, American Musician
1951 Elizabeth Swados, Buffalo, New York, composer/playwright, 1972 TONY
1950 Ann Sexton, U.S. vocalist, You're Gone too Long
1949 David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher, Sunday Sport
1949 Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut, Soyuz 39 backup
1949 Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer, Elton John Band
1948 Barbara Hershey, Herzstein, Atlanta, Stuntman, Shy People
1948 Christopher Guest, born in New York City, actor, SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap
1948 David Denny, rock guitarist, Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra
1948 Elco Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC, CDA
1948 Nigel Tufnel, rocker, Spinal Tap
1948 Errol Morris, American Director
1947 David Ladd, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline
1947 Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton, New York, PhD/astronaut, STS-61-B, STS-30
1946 Charlotte Rampling, born in England, actress, Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict
1944 Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist, Blood Sweat and Tears-When I Die
1944 J R Cobb, Birmingham, Alabama, rocker, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV
1943 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker, Blood Sweat and Tears-Spinning Wheel
1943 Craig Morton, born in Flint, Michigan, NFL quarterback, Dallas, Denver
1943 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
1943 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist, Standells-Dirty Water
1943 Michael Mann, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor and director, Sexpot, Close Friends
1943 Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari, creator, Pong
1943 Sven Johnson, rocker, Tangerine Dream
1943 Howell Raines, American Editor
1942 Cory Wells, born in Buffalo, New York, born Emil Lowendowski, musician, rocker, toured with Sonny and Cher, formed Three Dog Night with Danny Hutton
1942 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
1942 Susan Hill, English playwright, Magic Apple Tree
1941 Barrett Strong, Detroit, vocalist, Money, That's What I Want
1941 David Selby, born in Morgantown, West Virginia, actor, 'Falcon Crest' and 'Flamingo Road'
1941 Rick Laird, jazz musician, Gerry Niewood and Timepiece
1941 Stephen J Cannell, producer, Rockford Files
1940 H R Giger, artist, special effects designer, Alien
1940 H. R. Giger, Swiss Artist
1939 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer, England opener of 60's and early 70's
1939 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer, Everyone's Money Book
1938 Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist, Fouryo
1938 John Guare, U.S. writer, 6 degrees of Separation, Atlantic City, Taking Off
1937 Cocky van Oost, Kommertje van Vliet, Dutch dancer, Sylphides
1937 Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
1937 Stuart Damon, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital
1935 Alex Harvey, rocker, Just Visiting This Planet
1935 John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander South Africa army 1980-
1934 Hank Aaron, born in Mobile, Alabama, baseball player, record 755 home runs, 1957 NL MVP
1934 Donald Stewart Cherry, Canadian Journalist
1933 Jorn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director, Anna, Tenderness
1933 Nick Georgiade, New York City, actor, Untouchables, Run Buddy Run
1933 Ron Wilson, U.S. percussionist, Joy of Cooking
1933 Claude King, born in Keithville, Louisiana, singer, songwriter, performed on Louisiana Hayride television and radio show, billed alongside Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tex Ritter
1929 Fred Sinowatz, SP, chancellor of Austria, 1983-86
1928 Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
1928 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
1928 Andrew Greeley, American Clergyman
1927 Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor, Here Come the Brides, Primus
1927 Val Dufour, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, actor, Eugenie Grandet, Another World
1926 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, New York City, publisher, New York Times
1924 Robert Lynn, anarchist
1923 Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer
1922 Bernard Kalb, spokesman, State Department, actor, Dave
1921 John M Pritchard, born in London, England, conductor
1920 Frank Muir, English Writer
1919 Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier, 1981-89, 93-
1919 Red Buttons, Aaron Chwatt, Bronx New York City, comedian/actor, Sayonara
1918 Charles J "Tim" Holt, U.S. actor, Treasure of Sierra Madre
1918 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
1918 Tim Holt, Beverly Hills California, actor, Stagecoach, Hitler's Children
1917 Zsa Zsa Gabor, born in Budapest, actress, Queen of Outer Space
1915 Robert Hofstadter, U.S. atomic physicist
1914 Alan Hodgkin, British physicist, Nobel 1963
1914 William S. Burroughs, American Writer
1913 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
1912 Willard Parker, New York City, actor, Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman
1912 Zoltan Pongracz, composer
1910 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter, WW II
1909 Grazyna Bacewicz, composer
1907 Jan Klaasesz, Dutch governor Suriname, 1949-56
1907 Norton Simon, business executive, Simon and Schuster
1907 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
1906 John Carradine, Greenwich Village, New York, actor, Grapes of Wrath, Howling
1903 Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
1903 Joan Whitney Payson, owner, New York Mets and horse stables
1903 Nathaniel Owings, Indianapolis, architect, Oak Ridge, TN; Sears
1902 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
1900 Adlai E Stevenson, Gov-D-Ill, President candidate, D, 1952, 1956
1900 Adlai E. Stevenson, American Politician
1897 Dirk U Stikker, director, Heineken, Dutch foreign minister/NATO
1893 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher, Studia philosophica
1892 George Saiko, writer
1891 Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim California, doubles tennis champ, 6 time Wimbled
1891 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist, Urchristentum
1889 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer, prolific England bat of 20's
1889 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer, 1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's
1889 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
1887 A P Gutersloh, writer
1882 Felice Lattuada, composer
1881 Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright, Balkan Princess
1879 Edward Rigby, England, actor, Star Look Down, Young and Innocent
1878 Andre-Gustave Citroen, France, auto maker
1871 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet, Blue Legends
1868 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer
1867 Casper A. Lingbeek, vicar/Dutch MP, HSP, 1925..37
1866 Arthur Keith, Scottish anthropologist
1866 Henri [Hendrik J] Hall, Dutch MP/comic, Put a Lid on it
1866 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
1865 Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer
1864 Carl Tieke, composer
1863 Armand Parent, composer
1862 Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexico, composer
1860 Jackson Showalter, 1st U.S. chess champion
1856 Otto Brahm, German critic/founder, Neue Deutsche Rundschau
1848 Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley], U.S. female outlaw, wild west
1848 Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer, Against the Grain
1840 Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor, automatic single-barrel rifle
1840 John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer, pneumatic rubber tire
1837 Dwight L. Moody, U.S., evangelist, Student Volunteer Movement
1833 John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine, oldest chess mag
1810 Ole Bull, born in Bergen, Norway, famous violinist, virtuoso, compared to Niccolo Paganini, co-founder, Den Nationale Scene theater
1804 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
1799 John Lindley, English botanist, Elements of Botany
1788 Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary, A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon
1788 Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British conservative premier/founder, Bobbies
1779 Frans van Campenhout, Belgian vocalist/composer, Brabanconne
1778 Robert Peel, British Prime Minister, 1834-46, founder, Tories
1775 Margaretha J de Neufville, author, Small Pligten
1770 Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist, Tertiary
1753 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Frisian regent/patriot
1748 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer and conductor /tutor of Beethoven
1746 Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, American Statesman
1744 John Jeffries, colonial physician/meteorologist
1732 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
1723 John Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence
1711 Joseph Umstatt, composer
1662 Giuseppi Vignola, composer
1626 Marie de Sevigne, Paris, letter-writer, Portrait in Letters
1626 Madame de Sevigne, French Writer
1589 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright and poet