February 6 Birthdays in History - February 6 Deaths - February 6 Events
1984 Brandon Hammond, actor, Grgory Hines Show
1976 Elina Zisi, Miss Greece Universe 1997
1976 Kim Zmeskal, born in Houston, Texas, U.S. gymnast 1992 Olympics
1975 Chad Allen, born in Dallas, Texas, baseball outfielder 1996 Olympics bronze
1975 Leo Insam, hockey defenseman, Team Italy 1998
1974 Nathan Davis, defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons
1974 Olaf Lindenbergh, soccer player, Ajax, De Graafschap
1973 Arie Obdam, Dutch soccer player, FC Volendam
1973 Fred Miller, tackle for the St. Louis Rams
1973 Lulama Masikazana, cricket wicket-keeper, Kwazulu for E Province
1972 David Binn, NFL safety for the San Diego Chargers
1972 Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner 1996 Olympics
1972 Shawn Respert, NBA guard, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors
1971 Brad Hogg, cricketer, WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia vs. India 1996
1971 Carlos Rogers, NBA forward and center for the Toronto Raptors
1971 Lance Bade, Vancouver BC, U.S. double trap, Olympics-bronze-1996
1971 Mana Endo, Hiroshima Japan, tennis star, 1996 3rd round Australia Open
1971 Peter Tchernyshev, St. Petersburg Russia, dance skater, & Naomi Lang
1970 Jeff Rouse, U.S., 50m/100m backstroke swimmer, Olympic-gold/silver-92, 96
1970 Mark Hutton, Adelaide Australia, pitcher, New York Yankees
1969 Anna Acker-Macosko, Marshfield WI, LPGA golfer, 1995 Gold Coast Tour
1969 April Lerman, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress, Lila-Charles in Charge
1969 Bob Wickman, Green Bay WI, pitcher, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees
1969 Greg Patrick, WLAF safety for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1969 James Jones, NFL defensive tackle, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens
1969 Kurt Abbott, U.S. baseball player for the Florida Marlins
1969 Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner, WI 1994-95
1968 Imtiaz Abbasi, UAE cricket wicket-keeper, World Cup 1996
1968 Malika Mahfoud, Copenhagen Denmark, golfer, Gippsland Ladies Amateur
1968 Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker for the London Monarchs
1967 Bennie Dekker, Dutch soccer player, NEC/AZ/De Graafschap
1967 Mike Evans, WLAF defensive tackle for the Amsterdam Admirals
1967 Randy Hilliard, NFL defensive back, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1966 Alex Antonitsch, Austria, tennis star
1966 Rick Astley, rock vocalist, Never Gonna Give You Up
1966 Tom Tupa, NFL punter/quarterback, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots
1965 Jan Sverak, Zatec Czechoslovakia, director, Kolya, Jizda, Ropaci
1964 Matt Hayes, Australian soling yachter 1996 Olympics
1964 Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist, Coast of Colorado
1963 David Capel, cricketer, England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90
1963 Mike Hough, Montreal, NHL left wing for the Florida Panthers
1962 Axl Rose, Lafayette, Indiana, vocalist, Guns and Roses
1961 Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut, Mir, Soyuz TM-23
1960 Megan Gallagher, Reading, Pennsylvania, actress, Slap Maxwell, Millennium
1958 Barry Miller, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married
1958 Bill Dawley, born in Norwich, Connecticut, baseball player, pitcher, played Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros, Chicago Whitesox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland Athletics
1958 Cecily Adams, Queens, New York, entertainment caster, American Heart
1958 Kelly Leadbetter, born in Phoenix, Arizona, LPGA golfer, 1986 Hennessy French Open
1958 Mark Hamilton, born in Louisville, Kentucky, sprint kayak 1996 Olympics
1958 Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, Olympics-84, 88, 96
1957 Jerry Marotta, rocker, Orleans-Love Takes Time
1957 Kathy Najimy, actress, Sister Act, Veronica's Closet
1957 Robert Townsend, Chicago, comedian/actor, Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy
1956 Jon Walmsley, Lancashire England, actor, Jason-Waltons
1956 Linda Grovenor, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actress, Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire
1955 Eric Money, born in Detroit, Michigan, athlete, former pro basketball player for the NBA, averaged 12.2 points per game
1955 Michael Pollan, born in Long Island, New York, professor of journalism, U of C, Berkeley, author, columnist, activist, wrote, 'The Omnivore's Dilemma', 'The Botany of Desire', 'In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto'
1954 Scott Kempner, "Top Ten" rocker, Del Lords
1952 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach 1996 Olympics
1951 Maria Christina, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III
1950 Natalie Cole, born in Los Angeles, California, vocalist, 'Pink Cadillac', 'Miss You Like Crazy'
1950 Punky Meadows, Washington D.C., rock guitarist, Angel
1950 Rich Glover, born in Bayonne, New Jersey, athlete, American football player, played in the NFL's New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles
1949 Frank Rich, U.S. politician
1949 Manuel Orantes, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1975
1949 Richie Zisk, baseball player
1949 Mike Batt, born in Southampton, England, singer, composer, arranger, producer, helped created ecologically sensitive fictional creatures, The Wombles, wrote hit 'Bright Eyes'
1947 Charles Hickcox, U.S., 200m/400m medley swimmer, Olympic-3 gold-1968
1945 Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae vocalist, & Wailers-Roots Rock Reggae
1944 Michael Tucker, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actor, Stuart Markowitz-LA Law
1943 Fabian Forte, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, vocalist, Turn Me Loose, Tiger
1943 Gayle Hunnicutt, Ft. Worth, Texas, actress, Legend of Hell House, Dallas
1942 John London, bassist, Michael Nesmith band
1941 Gigi Perreau, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Journey to Center of Time
1941 Stephen Albert, born in New York City, New York, composer, Pulitzer Prize winner 1985, for symphony 'RiverRun', won Grammy Award 1995 for 'Cello Concerto'
1940 Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
1940 Tom Brokaw, born in Yankton, South Dakota, news anchor, NBC Nightly News 1982-
1939 Mike Farrell, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, actor, BJ Honeycutt-M*A*S*H, Battered
1938 Ellsworth Milburn, composer
1937 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
1936 Otis Williams, rocker, Charms
1936 Wies Andersen, Alois de Bois, Belgian actor/producer, Maigret
1933 Leslie Crowther, English TV-comic/quizmaster
1933 Walter E. Fauntroy, born in Washington, D.C., Representative-D-District of Columbia 1971 - 1991
1932 Francois Truffaut, Paris, director, Jules and Jim, Fahrenheit 451
1931 Fred Trueman, Fiery Fred, English cricket player
1931 Freddie Trueman, cricketer, "Fiery Fred", 307 wickets for England
1931 Rip Torn, born in Texas, actor, Coma, Summer Rental, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1930 Lionel Blue, British Clergyman
1929 Keith Waterhouse, English writer, Billy Liar, Say Who Are You?
1929 Sixten Jernberg, Sweden, skier, Gold Medals 1956, 1960, 1964 Olympics
1927 Smokey Burgess, baseball catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
1924 Billy W. William Ambrose right, soccer star
1924 Billy Wright, English soccer player
1924 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author, Road to Rome
1923 Maurice Le Roux, composer
1922 Patrick MacNee, born in London, England, actor, Jonathan Steed-Avengers
1920 James H. Scheuer, born in New York City, New York, Representative-D-New York 1965 - 1973, 1975 - 1983 and 1983 - 1993
1919 Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer, son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49
1919 Louis Heren, journalist and writer, China's Three Thousand Years
1917 Arthur Gold, Toronto, Canada, pianist
1917 Liberato Firmino Sifonia, composer
1916 Bill Doggett, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, organist, musician, American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist, hit Honky Tonk, recorded with King Records, sold four million copies, arranged music for Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
1915 Derk Roemers, Dutch politician, Soc-Dem
1913 John Lund, born in Rochester, New York, actor, Wackiest Ship in the Army
1913 Mary Leakey, British Scientist
1912 Eva Braun, mistress, Adolph Hitler
1912 Christopher Hill, English Historian
1912 John Edward Christopher Hill, English Historian
1911 A. W. "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer, batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's
1911 Ronald Reagan, born in Illinois, 40th President, Republican, 1981 - 1989
1910 George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager, Brentford
1910 Irmgard Keun, West German writer, Das kunstseidene Madchen
1909 Israel Citkowitz, composer
1908 Amintore Fanfani, premier of Italy
1908 Edward Lansdale, general/model, Quiet American, Ugly American
1908 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, national Park Warden
1907 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor
1905 Wladislaw Gomulka, premier of Poland
1903 John Dunning, cricketer, New Zealand medium-fast bowler of 30's
1903 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer, Temptation of Poverty
1903 Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist, Boston Symphony Orchestra
1902 Louis Nizer, lawyer, defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw
1901 Ben Lyon, born in Atlanta, Georgia, actor, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse
1900 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
1900 Rudolf Varnlund, Swedish playwright, Heliga Familjen
1899 Ramon Novarro, Jose RG Samaniegos, Durango Mexico, actor, Ben Hur
1897 Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director, Nicholas Nickleby
1895 Babe Ruth, American Athlete, baseball legend
1895 Robert M. La Follette, American Politician
1893 Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, President of United Nations General Assembly, 1962-63
1890 Anton Hermann Fokker, avation pioneer
1889 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter
1889 Siegfried Kracauer, writer
1888 Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet, Metsh i Slowo, Cholera
1886 Louis Pierard, Belgian journalist and writer, Great Germany
1881 Karl Weigl, composer
1879 Carl Ramsauer, born in Oldenburg, Germany, research physicist, professor of physics, discovered Ramsauer-Townsend effect
1878 Waclaw Gieburowski, composer
1874 Milton Bennett Medary, U.S., architect, Washington Chapel
1866 Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist, Vulkankunde
1864 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author and poet, Anarchists
1860 Johan [Eliza J] de Meester, Dutch journalist and writer, Geertje
1848 Luigi Mancinelli, composer
1838 Henry Irving, John H Brodribb, England, knighted 1895/actor, Hamlet
1834 William Dorsey Pender, Major General Confederate Army
1833 James Ewell Brown "JEB" Stuart, Major General Confederate Army
1833 Jose M de Pereda y S nchez the Porrua, Spanish writer, Sotileza
1832 John Brown Gordon, Major General Confederate Army
1830 Marcellus Monroe Crocker, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1818 William Maxwell Evarts, Union
1807 Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer
1804 Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch officer/swindler
1798 Theodore Caruelle d'Aligny, French painter/etcher
1797 Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs
1793 Pietro Rovelli, composer
1778 Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet, Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis
1756 Aaron Burr, Newark, New Jersey, D-R, 3rd U.S. Vice President, 1801-05, dueler
1753 Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet
1724 Paul-Louis Cyffle, Flemish sculptor, Terre de Lorraine
1705 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer
1695 Andre Cheron, composer
1673 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer
1665 Anne Stuart, queen of England, 1702-14
1637 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unified Japan
1612 Antoine Arnauld, Grand Arnauld, French lawyer/theologist
1608 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher
1564 Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist, Dr. Faustus
1461 Dzore Drzic, Croatian poet